Thursday, October 2, 2014

GIVEAWAY! French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier

Hello, cozy lovers and food lovers! Leslie Meier is back with another installment of her long-running Lucy Stone cozy mystery series, "French Pastry Murder". Lucy and some friends win a trip to Paris but events go awry and soon they're caught up in a murder investigation.

Thanks to Meryl Moss Media, I have one copy, a hardcover, to give away to a US reader. Enter using the rafflecopter below. No purchase necessary. Please read my Giveaway Policy. Giveaway ends Saturday October 11th at 11:59PM EST.

Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class... If she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name. But will she be able to track down a killer more elusive than the perfect macaron?

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Cat Thursday - Stuck In The Middle With You

 Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates cats; their foibles and humorousness and the joy they bring. You can join in by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you made or came across, cat art or share with us pics of your own felines, then post your link up at The True Book Addict

This picture made me go "Aaaaw" and also laugh. For those of you who don't know, the words are from a song. Click here to listen (presuming no geo restrictions).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Code Runner by Rosie Claverton

Did you know that Carina Press publishes mysteries? Many people think of them for romances and erotica but they have mysteries - romantic mysteries of course but also cozies and straight up mysteries. Last month they had some of their mysteries on sale for 99 cents and I picked up several. Now they are touring to highlight some of their titles. I have an excerpt from one book, "Code Runner" by Rosie Claverton, information about some others, and a tour wide giveaway.

You can join Carina Press and some of the authors for a twitter chat tomorrow, October 2nd at 2 pm ET. Chat w/ and

SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPTS & GIVEAWAY - Cowboy Up by Melissa Keir, et al

Today I am sharing a new box set (aren't they quite the rage these days! But you can get some good deals). "Cowboy Up" has seven cowboy/Western romances by some best selling authors. I have a mini excerpt from each book and at the end there's a giveaway of the bundle by one of the authors', Melissa Keir.

So grab a snack, make yourself comfy, and enjoy!

It's Almost Time for the Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon!

I know,  I know it's only the first day of October, but once again the Caffeinated Reviewer is holding her Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon from November 6th-11th. I'm participating and I'll be holding a challenge.

The idea is to read holiday themed or winter setting reads. I have a pile of Christmas romances that I've been saving just for this. I probably won't get all seven read but I'll do as many as I can. There are prizes to win and a Twitter chat; it's going to be fun.

Interested? Go here to read the rules and to sign up. Then get the warm beverage of your choice, find your books, and get ready to read!

The Books I'm Planning To Read:

  1. Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey
  2. A Little Christmas Jingle by Michele Dunaway
  3. On the Naughty List by Lori Foster, et al
  4. Christmas with a SEAL by Tawny Weber
  5. Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan
  6. The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
  7. 'Tis the Season by Robyn Carr
Most of these are authors I haven't read before so I hope I like the books. :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pets For Vets Charity Bundle: Hometown Heroes - Hotter Ever After Anthology

Hometown Heroes—Hotter Ever After

Available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99. All proceeds from this bundle benefit the Pets for Vets charity. The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who can benefit from a companion animal.

They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.

ARC Review: Steph Reviews The Brothers' Keepers By Matthew Peters

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Series: A Nicholas Branson Novel #1
Format Read: Ebook
Source: From the author for an honest review
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon*Barnes & Noble 
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Blurb from goodreads:

Most of us are familiar with Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, and Jesus’ purported spouse, Mary Magdalene. But what about Jesus’ siblings? What role did they play in early Christianity?

Contemporary Jesuit and renowned religious historian Nicholas Branson is about to find out…and the answer will shake the foundations of the Judeo-Christian world.

It all starts with the murder of a United States Senator in a confessional, and the discovery of a strange religious document among his possessions. At the urging of his FBI friend, Branson joins the investigation. His effort to uncover the truth behind the murder draws him into the search for an eight-hundred-year-old treasure and into a web of ecclesiastical and political intrigue.

Accompanied by a beautiful, sharp-tongued research librarian, Jessica Jones, Branson follows a trail of clues, from the peaks of the awe inspiring French Pyrenees to the caves of war-torn Afghanistan. Along the way, shadowy powerful forces trail the pair, determined to keep safe a secret buried for centuries.