Category: mystery/suspense

Book Review: Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes

Book Review: Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes

Posted May 16, 2018 / 1 Comment

SERIES: Kenni Lowry #5 GENRE: Southern Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Henery Press RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2018 PAGES: 266 Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things. Lucy Lowell takes great pride in […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Waldensian Series by Donna Wichelman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Waldensian Series by Donna Wichelman

Posted May 15, 2018 / 18 Comments

SERIES: The Waldensian Series #1 GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Soujourner’s Press RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2018 PAGES: 320 A prestigious art exhibition turns into a horrific spectacle when a murder sends an art curator and a professor on a hunt for a highly coveted stolen painting. Escaping a painful […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Primary Suspect by Laura Scott

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Primary Suspect by Laura Scott

Posted May 7, 2018 / 18 Comments

Feel comforted and at peace when you read these uplifting romances of faith, forgiveness and hope from Love Inspired. There are 12 new books each month! 6 from Love Inspired for those who love contemporary romance and 6 from Love Inspired Suspense who like some danger with their romance stories. […]


Happy May Day Book Birthdays! (plus Giveaways!)

Happy May Day Book Birthdays! (plus Giveaways!)

Posted May 1, 2018 / 11 Comments

Happy first day of May! Since I didn’t include this week’s new releases in my Weekly Update post this week, I thought I would go ahead and do one today! Most of these release today – May Day – hence the clever post title 😉 lol. Clicking on the cover […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Brave a Chicken to Read Early

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Brave a Chicken to Read Early

Posted May 1, 2018 / 31 Comments

Hello friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is all about the books we would do just about anything to get our hands on before they are released to the general public. Some might slay a lion. Others might fight a dragon. But me? The most courageous thing for ME to […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell

Posted April 30, 2018 / 8 Comments

SERIES: A Southern Cake Baker Mystery #1 GENRE: Southern Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane RELEASE DATE: May 8, 2018 PAGES: 257 In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend’s wedding while sifting through […]


First Line Friday (week 103): If I’m Found

First Line Friday (week 103): If I’m Found

Posted April 27, 2018 / 22 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Fridays, 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. I’m continuing my feature of recent award nominees/finalists that I haven’t previously used for a FLF post. The […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring/Summer 2018 Mystery & Suspense

New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring/Summer 2018 Mystery & Suspense

Posted April 19, 2018 / 16 Comments

Welcome back to my week-long series about the upcoming releases I’m excited about from May-August 2018! Today we’re looking at my fave genre, Mystery/Suspense and while there isn’t quite the quantity that there is in the Contemporary or Historical lists the quality of what’s coming up is just as excellent. […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Treacherous Trails by Dana Mentink

Posted April 14, 2018 / 18 Comments

SERIES: Gold Country Cowboys #2 GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2018 PAGES: 224 Falsely accused… Can she escape the real killer? In this second installment in the Gold Country Cowboys series, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former marine Owen […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kathy Herman & Only by Death

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kathy Herman & Only by Death

Posted April 13, 2018 / 47 Comments

I’m so pleased today to welcome Kathy Herman to the blog to talk about her newest novel, Only By Death – the 2nd book in her Ozark Mountain trilogy! Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has published twenty-one novels, including her latest release, Only by Death. She and her late husband, […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Dana Mentink & Treacherous Trails

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Dana Mentink & Treacherous Trails

Posted April 12, 2018 / 41 Comments

As part of the Celebrate Lit tour for Treacherous Trails, I am delighted to welcome Dana Mentink to the blog today! Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling […]


Top Ten Tuesday: First Books First (Suspense Edition)

Top Ten Tuesday: First Books First (Suspense Edition)

Posted April 10, 2018 / 50 Comments

Happy Tuesday! This is where I confess that the suggested TTT topic from That Artsy Reader Girl just didn’t do it for me this week. I’m supposed to be talking about Books I Love But Will Never Reread but… i don’t know that I have any of those. Sooooo… thanks […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Carole Brown & A Flute in the Willows

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Carole Brown & A Flute in the Willows

Posted April 5, 2018 / 19 Comments

SERIES: The Spies of World War II #2 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romantic Suspense PUBLISHER: Story and Logic Media Group RELEASE DATE: December 10, 2017 PAGES: 284 Both rebels in their own way, Josie and Jerry Patterson must figure out how to keep the other’s love…and keep the German enemy at […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelley Shepard Gray & His Risk

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelley Shepard Gray & His Risk

Posted March 24, 2018 / 8 Comments

Hi friends! I love chatting with Shelley Shepard Gray, any chance I get, and today she’s here to talk about the character who has lingered with me the most from His Risk. An undercover English DEA agent will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves. Calvin Fisher left […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jessica R. Patch & Secret Service Setup

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jessica R. Patch & Secret Service Setup

Posted March 17, 2018 / 45 Comments

Any day that I get to chat with this lady is a good day! Jessica R. Patch writes inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She is the author of the Seasons of Hope series and several Love Inspired Suspense novels including, Fatal Reunion, Protective Duty, Concealed Identity, Final Verdict, and the Security Specialists series. […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray

Posted March 14, 2018 / 15 Comments

An undercover English DEA agent will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves. Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local […]


Cover Reveal: 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti

Cover Reveal: 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti

Posted March 5, 2018 / 2 Comments

I really enjoyed the first book in this series – Protocol – and I’m looking forward to 39 Winks as well! Former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is losing sleep. Her boyfriend Constantine’s aunt is a multitasking sleepwalker who prepares meals, folds laundry and, one winter night, stumbles across her husband […]