Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Rebecca B., the winner! ***

Hello and happy July! This month's book giveaway features Historically Dead, a delightful cozy mystery by Greta McKennan, and The Moonglow Cafe, another fun cozy mystery, this one by my author friend Deborah Garner. Entrants with a United States mailing address are welcome to try their hand at winning one or both books. Everyone else can enter for a chance to win one of the featured books, with the understanding that if the Book Depository does not ship to the winner's country they will receive an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules. Read on to learn more about these wonderful books, then enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!


Historically Dead by Greta McKennan

When the reality show My House in History comes to Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, savvy seamstress Daria Dembrowski sees a business opportunity. The show follows two elderly sisters’ quest to restore their colonial mansion, and that means a heap of work for a seamstress who specializes in historical textiles. Although one of the old women is a bit of a grump, Daria loves the job—until she discovers one of the researchers dead, and the whole project threatens to unwind.

As a series of historical crimes pile up, from a stolen Paul Revere platter to a chilling incident of arson, Daria must find the killer quickly, for her life is hanging by a thread.

Find the book: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble* | Kobo*

Connect with Greta: Website | Facebook | Goodreads 


The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner

New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception.

Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?

Find the book: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble*

Connect with Deborah: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


Covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

April Book Giveaway and Adoptable Animal

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Barbara C., the winner! *** 

Happy April, everyone! This month I'm giving away a copy of Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub. This wonderful book features some paranormal elements as well as a lovable cat. If the Book Depository does not ship to the winner's country, the winner will receive an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules.

It's also time to spotlight another adoptable animal! Meet the beautiful and friendly Scrappy Doo.

Scrappy Doo the Cat, April's Adoptable Animal

Scrappy Doo is a 15-pound Maine Coon mix thought to be about five years old. He should be an only cat, as he can be rather aggressive toward other cats. It is unknown how he would get along with dogs or children. He is very affectionate and loving with people, and he would make a wonderful pet. He does tend to regurgitate his food easily, however, either because he eats too fast or needs a special diet. He is an indoor cat but enjoys walking on a leash outside. Please visit Scrappy Doo's profile on The NoKill Network to learn more about Scrappy Doo or to apply for adoption.


If you're entering the book giveaway, there is a daily option to share information about Scrappy Doo in order to earn more entries. If you're not entering the book giveaway, below are some links to pages/posts you can share/retweet if you'd still like to give Scrappy some additional exposure.

Scrappy Doo on The NoKill Network
Facebook
Twitter

Read on to learn more about the book I'm giving away, then enter using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!

Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub

When reluctant road trippers Bella Jordan and her son Max detour to Lily Dale, New York, they're planning to deliver a lost cat to its home and then move on, searching for one of their own. But the footloose feline's owner Leona Gatto has unexpectedly passed away, leaving behind a pregnant pet without a mistress, a busy inn without a keeper--and a lovable circle of neighbors who chat with dead people.

After agreeing to help out temporarily, sensible Bella doesn't need psychic gifts to figure out that a houseful of tourists and a litter of kittens lie in her immediate future--or that Leona was murdered. It's up to her to solve the case so that she and Max can leave town, but their new home--like Leona's killer--might just lurk where she least expects it.

Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble | Kobo*

Connect with Wendy: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Adoptable Animal write-up modified from information posted to The NoKill Network. Photo from The NoKill Network.
Book covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple iTunes (Apple Books) Affiliate Program, and the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something through one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!)


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blackmail in Cherry Hills Now Available!


Blackmail in Cherry Hills, Paige Sleuth's Cozy Cat Caper Mystery book 26, is now available (ebook only at the moment; paperbacks are in the works). Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Giveaway and Adoptable Animal

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Dianne C., the winner! ***

Happy 2019, everyone! It's hard for me to believe it's February already. Where did January go?

Time for another book giveaway! This week I'm featuring suspense novels by Cynthia Harrison and Hallie Ephron. Cynthia is the very first author friend I made online when I began this publishing journey back in 2013. She has historically been a romance author, but I'm thrilled she's finding her way into mysteries. Lily White in Detroit is her debut suspense novel, and it's wonderful. I discovered Hallie through the Jungle Red Writers, a fabulously entertaining blog run by several women mystery authors. If you're not familiar with the Jungle Red Writers, you need to fix that right away! Hallie's You'll Never Know, Dear is an entertaining standalone novel and not nearly as creepy as the cover suggests. I promise. United States residents are welcome to enter to win one or both titles and will receive my gently used book(s) if they win. Non-US readers can choose one of these books and, if they win, they will either receive a new paperback of their chosen title or, if the Book Depository does not ship to their country, an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules.


It's also time to spotlight another adoptable animal! Meet the beautiful Lulu Belle.

Lulu Belle the Cat, February's Adoptable Animal

Lulu Belle is a nine-year-old domestic shorthair available through P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park, a no-kill shelter in Tinley Park, Illinois. Please visit Lulu Belle's Petango profile for details on how to contact the shelter.


If you're entering the book giveaway, there is a daily option to share information about Lulu Belle in order to earn more entries. If you're not entering the book giveaway, below are some links to pages/posts you can share/retweet if you'd still like to give this cute kitty some additional exposure.

Lulu Belle on Petango
Facebook
Twitter

Read on to learn more about the books I'm giving away, then enter using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!

Lily White in Detroit by Cynthia Harrison

Private investigator Lily White has a client with a faulty moral compass. When the client is arrested for murdering his wife and her alleged lover, Lily follows her intuition and her own leads. If she’s wrong, she’ll at least know she did her job.

Detroit police detective Derrick Paxton remembers Lily from another case. He understands she suffers from PTSD and thinks her judgment is impaired. He goes after her client and the evidence he needs to close the case. When Lily is kidnapped, the case takes an unexpected turn.

In a sometimes racially divided city, a black cop and a white PI work together to peel back every layer to find the truth. What they find leads them to each other, but do they have enough to bring the true criminals to justice?

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Connect with Cynthia: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey’s precious doll was gone . . . and so was Janey.

Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis—now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own—still blames herself for what happened. Every year on the anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, their mother, Miss Sorrel, places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day—a one-of-a-kind porcelain doll—offering a generous cash reward for its return. For years, there’s been no response. But this year, the doll came home.

It is the first clue in a decades-old mystery that is about to turn into something far more sinister—endangering Lis and the lives of her mother and daughter as well. Someone knows the truth about what happened all those years ago, and is desperate to keep it hidden.

Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble | Kobo*

Connect with Hallie: Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads 

Adoptable Animal write-up modified from information posted by P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park. Photo taken from Petango.com.
Book covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple iTunes (Apple Books) Affiliate Program, and the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something through one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!)


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