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BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: The Supernatural Pet Sitter by Diane Moat

Excerpt, Giveaway, The Supernatural Pet Sitter, Diane Moat, Bea's Book Nook

How could I resist a book, a mystery even, about pets? Over the years I've owned or been owned by cats, a horse, turtles, fish, a dog, and guinea pigs. And I've done pet-sitting for family and friends, so this book was a natural. Today I have an excerpt and a giveaway for you, enjoy!

Diane is a Tennessee transplant, animal rescuer, and nurse. Dog Gone is her debut novel, born from years of hearing animal rescuers say about animal abusers, “If only I could get my hands on that person...” Diane is assisted by her many rescue dogs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Excerpt from After I Fall by Jessica Scott

Excerpt, After I Fall, Jessica Scott, Romance, Bea's Book Nook

One of my favorite romance authors has a new book out, "After I Fall". Today, I have an excerpt to share with you.

Jessica Scott is an Iraq war veteran, an active duty army officer and the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO.

She is the bestselling author of the Homefront series and the Falling series, both about soldiers and veterans adjusting to life after returning from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Her bestselling Falling series features soldiers integrating into life on college campuses.

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! Celebrate with a Giveaway!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Giveaway, Carle, #VHCday, Bea's Book Nook

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, usually on the first day of spring, is celebrated nationally at schools, libraries, and bookstores.  The Eric Carle museum, located in Amherst, MA, celebrates it every year with fun art activities. I've been to the museum and it's wonderful. They have amazing exhibits, not just on Eric Carle's works and fantastic programs for children. Today, with help from the publisher, we're celebrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day here at the Nook.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss

Series: A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery #2
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 8th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Perfectly pressed. Perfectly proper. Perfectly deadly.

Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival—a haunted grape press. But before she can open the exhibit, she’s accused of stealing the antique press. And when her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to Maddie.

Solving the crime is the last thing on Maddie’s mind, but her mother insists she investigate. Does her mother have a secret agenda? And why has the local charity, Ladies Aid, seemingly gone gangster?

In this light, cozy mystery, haunted houses, runaway wine barrels, and murder combine in a perfect storm of chaos. Facing down danger and her own over-active imagination, Maddie must unearth the killer before she becomes the next ghost to haunt her museum.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bea Reviews The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

Series: A Brit in the FBI #4
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 14th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter, the thrilling new novel in the remarkable series featuring Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine.
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine have a new mandate as the government’s Covert Eyes, assembling a handpicked team of top-notch agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens to tear the fledgling team apart when the enigmatic thief known as the Fox reappears with a plea for help.

Master thief Kitsune has stolen the staff of Moses from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now that she’s delivered, her clients are trying to kill her. On the run, she asks Nicholas and Mike to help her discover the true identity of her clients and stop the threat against her life. Under strict orders to arrest the Fox and bring her back to New York, the Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to meet with Kitsune, and finds nothing is as it seems. Kitsune’s secret clients are the Koaths, a family descended from Moses himself, who will do anything, anything, to find Ark of the Covenant and wield its power, as their long and bloody history can attest. To execute their plan, they’ve spent years perfecting a machine that can control the weather, manipulating worldwide disasters that spin the entire globe into chaos.

From New York to Venice, from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop the Koaths and recover the famous Ark of the Covenant. But can they trust Kitsune, their sworn enemy, to help them save the world from a family of madmen?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bea Reviews Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon, with A Giveaway!

Bea's Book Nook, Reviews, Fatality by Firelight, Lynn Cahoon, Giveaway!
Series: Cat Latimer Mystery #2
Publisher: Kensington
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: February 28th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Cat Latimer’s Colorado bed-and-breakfast plays host to writers from all over. But murder is distinctly unwelcome . . .

To kick off a winter writing retreat, Cat and her handyman boyfriend, Seth, escort the aspiring authors to a nearby ski resort, hoping some fresh cold air will wake up their creative muses. But instead of hitting the slopes, they hit the bar—and before long, a tipsy romance novelist named Christina is keeping herself warm with a local ski bum who might have neglected to tell her about his upcoming wedding.

Next thing Cat knows, her uncle, the town sheriff, informs her that the young man’s been found dead in a hot tub—and Christina shows up crying and covered in blood. Now, between a murder mystery, the theft of a rare Hemingway edition, and the arrival of a black-clad stranger in snowy Aspen Hills, Cat’s afraid everything’s going downhill .


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: Thunder Wolf by Heather Long

Excerpt, Giveaway, Thunder Wolf, Heather Long, Bea's Book Nook
 
National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bea Reviews Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Etched in Bone, Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #5
Publisher: Roc
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 7th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.