Category: mystery/suspense

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Because of the Setting

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Because of the Setting

Posted April 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is books I want to read because of the setting (well, that’s my version of the open-ended prompt anyway lol). And, specifically, a Smoky Mountains setting – my happy place in real life and on the pages of a book. There’s just something […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Perils and Lace by Gayle Leeson

Posted April 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

HAPPY RELEASE DAY to Gayle Leeson & her new Ghostly Fashionista Mystery – Perils and Lace!! PERILS AND LACE by Gayle Leeson SERIES: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Grace Abraham Publishing RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020 PAGES: 320 A murderer outwitting a quirky flapper ghost? Seams […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Natalie Walters & Silent Shadows

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Natalie Walters & Silent Shadows

Posted April 6, 2020 / 11 Comments

I’m so excited to have Natalie Walters on the blog today, sharing some fun behind-the-scenes facts from her newest romantic suspense Silent Shadows! SILENT SHADOWS SERIES: Harbored Secrets #3 GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2020 PAGES: 336 They’re running from their pasts into an unknown […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelly Frome & Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelly Frome & Miranda and the D-Day Caper

Posted April 4, 2020 / 11 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Shelly Frome to the blog today, chatting about incorporating a more feminine perspective to his stories – including his new cozy mystery, Miranda and the D-Day Caper! MIRANDA AND THE D-DAY CAPER GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Boutique of Quality Books RELEASE DATE: March 1, […]


First Line Friday (week 188): Dangerous Amish Inheritance

First Line Friday (week 188): Dangerous Amish Inheritance

Posted April 3, 2020 / 10 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday (it IS Friday, right? All the days are sorta running together), it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Darlene L. Turner & Border Breach

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Darlene L. Turner & Border Breach

Posted April 1, 2020 / 18 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Border Breach by Darlene L Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Border Breach Author: Darlene L. Turner Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense Release Date: April 1, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense When drugs are smuggled across the border it’s their duty to […]


Cover Love: April 2020 Faves

Cover Love: April 2020 Faves

Posted March 27, 2020 / 2 Comments

Today I’m starting a new monthly Cover Love feature on the blog – just before a new month (in this case April 2020) arrives, I’ll be looking at some of my fave upcoming covers for that month. Whether I want to read the book or not (but let’s face it […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Harris & The Traitor’s Pawn

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Harris & The Traitor’s Pawn

Posted March 26, 2020 / 33 Comments

I’m delighted to have Lisa Harris on the blog today, sharing about the setting of her newest romantic suspense The Traitor’s Pawn! THE TRAITOR’S PAWN GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Revell RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2020 PAGES: 336 When FBI agent Jack Shannon arrives in Corpus Christi, Texas, he is […]


A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

A Bunch of Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Posted March 26, 2020 / 22 Comments

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (New Living Translation) Amid the current global pandemic, job layoffs, social distancing, working from home, mandatory shutdowns and stay at home orders, it’s easy to have a broken spirit right now. But laughter […]




First Line Friday (week 185): Still Life

First Line Friday (week 185): Still Life

Posted March 13, 2020 / 11 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m joining Hoarding Books in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and featuring the first line of Still Life […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Andrew Huff & A Cross to Kill

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Andrew Huff & A Cross to Kill

Posted March 12, 2020 / 17 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Andrew Huff to the blog today to chat about his debut novel, A Cross to Kill! Andrew Huff spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Harvest by Tanya Stowe

Posted March 12, 2020 / 30 Comments

KILLER HARVEST GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020 PAGES: 224 Can she stop a deadly crop virus from ending up in the wrong hands? Biologist and single mom Sassa Nilsson just witnessed her mentor’s brutal murder by environmental extremists. Now she’s the last […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Traces by Denise Weimer

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Traces by Denise Weimer

Posted March 11, 2020 / 19 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Traces by Denise Weimer, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Traces Author: Denise Weimer Publisher: BLING! Romance Release Date: March 5, 2020 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense When a failed romance and a $500,000 prize lure Kate Carson into participating in the reality […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Murder by Scarlett English

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Paws for Murder by Scarlett English

Posted March 10, 2020 / 11 Comments

PAWS FOR MURDER SERIES: Barking Mad Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2020 PAGES: 163 Welcome to Adlebury where village life can be downright deadly. Veterinarian Petronella Knight seems to have it all. A job she loves, good friends, and patients who adore her. But when she […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Posted March 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

LAVENDER BLUE MURDER SERIES: A Tea Shop Mystery #21 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley Books RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2020 PAGES: 336 Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy

Posted March 7, 2020 / 5 Comments

SLEUTH ON SAFARI SERIES: A Traveler Cozy Mystery  #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery RELEASE DATE: March 24, 2020 PAGES: 267 A bargain deal on a safari + one dead body = An adventure no one could plan for. Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On the Lamb by Tina Kashian

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): On the Lamb by Tina Kashian

Posted March 3, 2020 / 12 Comments

ON THE LAMB SERIES: Kebab Kitchen Mystery #4 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2020 PAGES: 352 Lucy Berberian is busy preparing her family’s Mediterranean restaurant for Easter on the Jersey Shore–but a batch of sweets is to die for . . . Bikers are thundering into […]