Category: mystery/suspense


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Her Every Move

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Her Every Move

Posted February 19, 2021 / 9 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 featuring the first line of Her Every Move by Kelly Irvin, currently on tour with JustRead […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Purple, Green & Yellow Cover Love

Top Ten Tuesday: Purple, Green & Yellow Cover Love

Posted February 16, 2021 / 10 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme, in honor of Mardi Gras, is books with purple, yellow, and/or green covers. While I don’t celebrate Mardi Gras, I do celebrate great covers and let me tell you – I had a very difficult time narrowing this list down. I started realizing […]


KissingBooks 101: Call for Nominations (and a Giveaway!)

KissingBooks 101: Call for Nominations (and a Giveaway!)

Posted February 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

Hi dear readers! Happy Valentine’s Day! As you know, I usually do a KissingBooks 101 installment around this time of year (last year was the Love Stories giveaway). I’m obviously late in doing so this year, as lovingly pointed out to me yesterday by my book sister Beth. 😉 There […]


Book Review: Decoy Valentine by Shannon Kent

Book Review: Decoy Valentine by Shannon Kent

Posted February 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

DECOY VALENTINE GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2021 PAGES: 325 CAN OMINOUS VALENTINES LEAD TO TRUE LOVE? When Susanna Kelly returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Texas and its quirky, lovable citizens, her peace of mind is shattered by heart-shaped notes with sinister messages. Daniel Sheppard, Asian […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Trial and Error by Robert Whitlow

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Trial and Error by Robert Whitlow

Posted February 11, 2021 / 13 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Trial and Error by Robert Whitlow, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Trial and Error Author: Robert Whitlow Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: February 2, 2021 Genre: Christian Suspense/Legal Thriller A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Patricia Bradley & Obsession

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Patricia Bradley & Obsession

Posted February 10, 2021 / 28 Comments

It’s always a treat to chat with Patricia Bradley, so I’m absolutely delighted to welcome her back to the blog today to talk about her new romantic suspense, Obsession! Patricia Bradley is the author of Standoff and Obsession, as well as the Memphis Cold Case Novels and Logan Point series. […]




Top Ten Tuesday: Be My Valentine book titles

Top Ten Tuesday: Be My Valentine book titles

Posted February 9, 2021 / 10 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a Valentine’s freebie so I decided to look at some Valentine-themed reads, specifically book titles that include the word ‘Valentine’ (because I needed a way to narrow it down, y’all lol). While I haven’t read all of these, they are all by […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & Driven

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Sara Davison & Driven

Posted February 5, 2021 / 17 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Driven by Sara Davison, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Sara on the blog today to share her favorite scenes with the hunky hero of Driven! Title: Driven Series: Night Guardians #3 Author: Sara Davison Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Aloe and Goodbye by Janice Peacock

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Aloe and Goodbye by Janice Peacock

Posted January 30, 2021 / 13 Comments

ALOE AND GOODBYE SERIES: Ruby Shaw Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Vetrai Press RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2020 PAGES: 228 After being placed in witness protection, Ruby Shaw and her daughter move to the former ghost town of Paradise, Arizona, which is nothing like its name implies. The US marshal handling their case has […]


Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read & Loved in 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read & Loved in 2020

Posted January 26, 2021 / 15 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today for Top Ten Tuesday I’m looking at new to me authors I read for the first time & loved in 2020! I actually had no trouble finding ten – 2020 was a good year for both debut authors & veteran authors I hadn’t read yet. I’m posting […]


Book Spotlight: Texas Witness Threat by Cate Nolan

Book Spotlight: Texas Witness Threat by Cate Nolan

Posted January 25, 2021 / 3 Comments

I’m so excited that Texas Witness Threat by Cate Nolan made the Publishers Weekly bestseller list, and I’m sharing an excerpt with you to celebrate! Title: Texas Witness Threat Author: Cate Nolan Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense Release Date: January 1, 2021 Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense She saw something she shouldn’t […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Tourist’s Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns

Posted January 22, 2021 / 5 Comments

A TOURIST’S GUIDE TO MURDER SERIES: Mystery Bookshop #6 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Kensington RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2021 PAGES: 256 While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . . Sam joins […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James

Posted January 21, 2021 / 9 Comments

THE BROKEN SPINE SERIES: Beloved Bookroom Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2021 PAGES: 320 The first in an exciting new series featuring Trudell Becket, a spunky librarian who will stop at nothing to save her beloved books and catch a killer! Trudell Becket finds […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Did Not Get to Read in 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Did Not Get to Read in 2020

Posted January 19, 2021 / 11 Comments

Happy Tuesday! I took a break from Top Ten Tuesday during my move & the holidays in December but now I’m back and excited about a new year of posts! Today I’m looking at entire series that I did not get to read in 2020 – even though they began […]


Cover Reveal: A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Cover Reveal: A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

Posted January 18, 2021 / 1 Comment

I’m pleased today to bring you the cover reveal for A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing, releasing February 2021 from Berkley! A SIDE OF MURDER SERIES: A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2021 Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is known for […]