Tag: mystery/suspense

New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2017 Mystery/Suspense

New Releases I’m Excited About: Fall 2017 Mystery/Suspense

Posted August 11, 2017 / 20 Comments

Yay! We’ve made it to my very favorite genre – MYSTERY/SUSPENSE. Here are the releases I’m looking forward to from September thru December. Here’s the breakdown for the week’s posts: Monday – Contemporary Fiction Tuesday – Fantasy/YA Wednesday – Historical Fiction Thursday – Amish Fiction Today – Mystery/Suspense Saturday – […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Searching for Irene by Marlene Bateman

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Searching for Irene by Marlene Bateman

Posted August 9, 2017 / 28 Comments

What happened to Irene? When Anna Coughlin, a modern 1920’s woman, travels to the secluded hills of Virginia to work for wealthy Lawrence Richardson, she discovers that the previous secretary, Irene, has mysteriously disappeared. Upon arriving at the castle-like mansion, Anna finds that Lawrence’s handsome, but antagonistic son, Tyler, wants […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon

Posted July 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

For a gang of old college buddies, the quaint resort town of South Cove, California, is the perfect spot for a no-holds-barred bachelor party. But for Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books and More—this stag party is going to be murder . . . After a few months of living with […]



Book Review: Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert

Book Review: Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert

Posted July 26, 2017 / 13 Comments

Marine sniper Isaiah (“Zane”) Boone is home from Afghanistan with more than a few ghosts. Try as he might to settle back into civilian life in small-town West Virginia, he can’t escape the conviction he’s being followed. Both Zane’s ex-wife and his psychologist claim he’s paranoid, and he can’t prove […]


Meet Mark Fisher from Shelley Shepard Gray’s HIS GUILT

Meet Mark Fisher from Shelley Shepard Gray’s HIS GUILT

Posted July 25, 2017 / 6 Comments

  Shelley Shepard Gray joins us today to talk about the hero of her new novel, His Guilt. (You can read my review here) First, let’s look at the book itself! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones

Posted July 22, 2017 / 21 Comments

When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead. Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding […]


Book Review: The Cover Story by Deb Richardson-Moore

Book Review: The Cover Story by Deb Richardson-Moore

Posted July 21, 2017 / 4 Comments

A bizarre hit-and-run brings Branigan Powers back to the crime-solving beat A fatal crash involving two college students heading home for the holidays seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road–an old-fashioned, 1950s-style […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Searching for Irene by Marlene Bateman

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Searching for Irene by Marlene Bateman

Posted July 18, 2017 / 7 Comments

What happened to Irene? When Anna Coughlin, a modern 1920’s woman, travels to the secluded hills of Virginia to work for wealthy Lawrence Richardson, she discovers that the previous secretary, Irene, has mysteriously disappeared. Upon arriving at the castle-like mansion, Anna finds that Lawrence’s handsome, but antagonistic son, Tyler, wants […]


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

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

Posted July 17, 2017 / 19 Comments

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series—a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves. Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the […]


Book Review: 30 Second Death by Laura Bradford

Book Review: 30 Second Death by Laura Bradford

Posted July 15, 2017 / 5 Comments

To help an old friend, Tobi Tobias gets a third-rate thespian a part in a commercial, and learns that in the advertising business, bad acting can lead to murder . . . When Tobi Tobias opened her own advertising agency, Carter McDade was there for her every step of the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander

Posted July 3, 2017 / 19 Comments

Torte―everybody’s favorite small-town family bakeshop―is headed for the high seas, where murder is about to make a splash. . . Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary café to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos […]


Character Playlist (and a Giveaway!): Distorted by Christy Barritt

Character Playlist (and a Giveaway!): Distorted by Christy Barritt

Posted July 2, 2017 / 49 Comments

  A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed Christy Barritt’s latest thriller, Distorted. In case you missed that review, I absolutely loved it! (Catch up here) One of my favorite quotes from the novel is when the heroine, Mallory Baldwin, says: “Through the grace of God, I’m a victor not […]


Book Review: Distorted by Christy Barritt

Book Review: Distorted by Christy Barritt

Posted June 23, 2017 / 9 Comments

Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild […]


Author Interview: David L. Winters

Author Interview: David L. Winters

Posted June 9, 2017 / 9 Comments

Please join me in welcoming David L. Winters to the blog today! David L Winters is an award-winning author, humorist and speaker, originally from Ohio, who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. His first book, “Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace,” won several awards including […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz

Posted June 9, 2017 / 18 Comments

Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full. Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl

Posted June 5, 2017 / 56 Comments

Kate O’Brien has been leading a quiet life in small-town Shelter Cove, Arkansas, for the past four years when her past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago, she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial killer. Only Kate survived, and it was her drawing […]


Book Review: Driver Confessional by David L. Winters

Book Review: Driver Confessional by David L. Winters

Posted May 27, 2017 / 11 Comments

Ride share driver Antonio cruises the streets of Washington, D.C. looking for his next fare. He has an unusual gift for relaxing his customers and stimulating their desire to reveal more than they planned. By the completion of their ride, many feel so comfortable that they confess their sins great […]


Excellence in Indie Publishing GIVEAWAY Guest Post: Connie Almony

Excellence in Indie Publishing GIVEAWAY Guest Post: Connie Almony

Posted May 22, 2017 / 14 Comments

As part of the Excellence in Indie Publishing COLOSSAL (i’m starting to run out of adjectives haha!) Giveaway going on this week, Connie Almony shares about not letting her daughter have all the fun… and gives us a glimpse into her journey to indie publishing! From Greek Cinderellas to Harley-Riding […]