Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Friday 56

Happy Halloween to you! 

" I closed my eyes and looked again- again, I swear I saw a shimmer in the deepest shadows along the far wall. Not a light exactly. And certainly not a full-blown movement."

Awesome book! Check it out!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

First in a New Series- A Killer Read by Erika Chase

It's time for another great first!  A Killer Read by Erika Chase debuted in April of 2012. It has led to an awesome series. If you haven't read this series I highly suggest that you add it to your list. You won't be disappointed.

Book Description

 April 3, 2012
For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion-including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual murder when a stranger is shot-and nobody knows who the victim is, or how Molly' antique gun came to be used as the murder weapon.

Then Lizzie begins finding mysterious manuscript chapters in her mailbox. As she and the book club members try to read between the lines, Molly surfaces as the next name on the killer's list...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Author Spotlight- Nancy Coco

The Charming Nancy Coco is our spotlight today! Nancy is the author of the Candy Coated Mystery Series!

Thank you Nancy for many hours of great reading! I love this series and know you all will love it too.

Best known for writing plucky heroines Nancy Coco AKA Nancy J. Parra has 15 books published-

Most recently Nancy has three cozy mystery book series going.
Gluten for Punishment and Murder Gone A-Rye are both part of the Gluten Free Baker's Treat Mystery series. (Berkley Prime Crime)
All Fudge Up and To Fudge or Not To Fudge are part of the Candy Coated Mystery series (Kensington) -which Nancy writes as Nancy Coco
Then there is Engaged in Murder- the first in the Perfect Proposal series from Berkly Prime Crime.

All Fudged Up was Nancy's first National Best seller.

All of these books can be bought on amazon/ It's not to late to start this yummy series. She has a new on soon to be released.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Release Day- Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant

Happy Book Release day to Ellie Grant! Treacherous Tart  is released today. Isn't that a great cover? Don't miss out on this series!!

Book Description

 October 28, 2014
In this second charming novel in the Pie Shop cozy mystery series, a modern-day Lothario is shot dead, and it’s up to Maggie to clear her aunt and partner-in-pie from the suspect list.

It’s Christmastime at Pie in the Sky, Aunt Clara’s pie shop, and she has a new beau, Donald Wickerson, who loves her Marvelous Mince Pies.

Unfortunately, it seems that this holiday, Donald might only be interested in Aunt Clara for her money. Ryan and Maggie research his background and find he’s had several wives who met with unfortunate “accidents” that left him wealthier. Now they have to convince Aunt Clara that her boyfriend is after more than just her pie recipes.

When Donald stumbles into Pie in the Sky and dies after being shot, Aunt Clara is devastated—and also a suspect, since everyone in Durham knows about Donald from Ryan’s newspaper article. Now Maggie and Ryan will have to prove that someone else in the long list of people he’d wronged finally got the courage to end his life.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Happy Monday! I was so happy to read this book for review! Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan! 

The Latest thriller from one of the nation's top investigative reporters and multi-award winning author Truth Be Told was released on October 7th. 

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC afliate. She’s won 32 EMMYs, 12
Edward R. Murrow awards and dozens of other honors for her ground-breaking journalism. A bestselling
author of seven mystery novels, Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fction: three
Agathas, the Anthony, Daphne, Macavity, and for THE OTHER WOMAN, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark
Award. National reviews have called her a “master at crafting suspenseful mysteries” and “a superb and gifted
storyteller.” Her 2013 novel, THE WRONG GIRL, has the extraordinary honor of winning the Agatha Award
for Best Contemporary Novel and the Daphne Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, and is a seven-week
Boston Globe bestseller. Her newest hardcover, TRUTH BE TOLD, is a Library Journal Editor’s Pick and RT Book
Reviews Top Pick, with starred reviews from Booklist and from Library Journal, which raves, “Drop everything
and binge read!” She’s a founding teacher at Mystery Writers of America University and 2013 president of
national Sisters in Crime.

My review:

Hank Phillippi Ryan is a master at story telling and she has done it again with her third installment of the Jane Ryland series. She captivates you and keeps you mesmerized through this entire book. The characters she has built are strong and vibrant and the plot is intense. Jane Ryland is a solid character and she is a great reporter who will stop at nothing to get her story. This is a must read and once you start there is no stopping. 

Want to find out more:

Hank’s Twitter:

(There are other links for purchases available, which you can find here)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up # 42

Here is what happened this week.

Oct 25th- Book Trivia hosted by Heather Webber

Books I've read:

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey

Coming this week:

Oct.27th-  Book Review- Truth be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Oct.28th- Book Release- Treacherous Tart by Ellie Grant
Oct.29th- Author Spotlight- Nancy Coco
Oct 30th- First in a New Series- A Killer Read by Erika Chase
Oct.31- Scavenger Hunt
Nov.1st- Book Trivia- Peg Cochran

Hope to see you here!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Book Trivia hosted by Heather Webber

It's time for trivia and I am thrilled to have Heather Webber hosting it today! All you have to do is answer the questions and leave your answers and email for a chance to win this:

Here we go!!!

Good Luck!!
From A Potion To Die For, the first book in the Magic Potion shop mysteries:

1 .What are the names of Carly Bell Hartwell’s two cats?
2 .What nickname does Carly have for her three aunts?
3 .What is the name of the town Carly lives in?
4 .What is the name of Carly’s mama’s wedding chapel?
5 .What is the name of the town’s coffee shop?
6 .What does Carly’s cousin Delia sell in her shop?
7. What is the name of Carly’s neighbor who gives matrimonial forecasts?

Have fun and go!! The winner will be chosen Sunday afternoon!