domenica 11 agosto 2019

Review & Giveaway: BLIND SIGHT by Tanya R. Taylor



BLIND SIGHT 

(Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series) 

by Tanya R. Taylor

 

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery 
1st in Series 
Self Published (July 28, 2019) 
Number of Pages: 200 
Digital ASIN: B07RVF7W99
Lucille Pfiffer sees, but not with her eyes. She lives with her beloved dog Vanilla ("Nilla" for short) in a cozy neighborhood that is quite "active" due to what occurred in the distant past. Though totally blind, she plays an integral role in helping to solve pressing and puzzling mysteries, one right after the other, which, without her, might remain unsolved. The question is: How can she do any of that with such a handicap?
My Review
It is a particular and original story, with an unusual protagonist, a blind lady of almost seventy.
Lucille Pfiffer is a blind woman but has developed a gift that allows her to see better than with her eyes. She decides to organize a party with the neighborhood to celebrate what would have been her fiftieth wedding anniversary. An invited guest dies and Lucille and her dog Nilla will investigate
Lucille is an extraordinary character,  willing to help everyone
It's a quick read, with many twists and a little paranormal. I appreciated that the story is narrated in the first person and is able to fully enter into harmony with the protagonist
Great debut for this new series, I look forward to reading a new Lucille adventure
Highly recommended

About Tanya R. Taylor


Tanya R. Taylor has wowed readers with her riveting plots and compelling themes.
She is the author of several #1 bestsellers on Amazon and published her first book titled: 'A Killing Rage' as a young adult. She has worked in the Financial arena and is also a seasoned ghostwriter. Her book 'Cornelius' climbed to #1 in the Teen & Young-adult Multi-generational Family Fiction category. And her supernatural, suspense/thrillers - 'CARA' and 'INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare' are multiple times #1 international bestsellers. Tanya writes in various genres including Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers, Science-fiction, Mystery and Suspense. She has a passion for the welfare of children and animals. Her hobbies include Reading, writing, and researching.

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venerdì 9 agosto 2019

Review&Giveaway: The Time for Murder is Meow by T. C. LoTempio



The Time for Murder is Meow 

(A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery) 

by T. C. LoTempio

 

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery 
1st in Series 
Midnight Ink (August 8, 2019 
Paperback: 312 pages 
ISBN-10: 0738760366 
ISBN-13: 978-0738760360 
Digital ASIN: B07HL4F1Z6

Shell and her two furry sidekicks must cat-ch a killer to save their pet shop
Crishell "Shell" McMillan sees the cancellation of her TV series as a blessing in disguise. The former actress can now take over her late aunt's pet shop, the Purr N' Bark, and do something she loves.
While getting the shop ready for re-opening, Shell is asked to loan her aunt's Cary Grant posters to the local museum for an exhibit. She finds the prospect exciting—until a museum board member, who had a long-standing feud with Shell's aunt, votes against it. When she discovers the board member dead in the museum, Shell becomes suspect number one. Can she, her Siamese cat Kahlua, and her new sidekick—her aunt's Persian Purrday—find the real culprit, or will her latest career go up in kitty litter?
My Review
Each time this author is a pleasant discovery, all her books are compelling and with lovely characters.
Shell is a young actress who left Hollywood to run the pet store inherited from her aunt in Connecticut. She loves animals and wants a quieter and more relaxed life. But it will not be like this she will solve a complicated mystery. It seems strange that the council of the local museum doesn't want to expose her aunt's memorabilia on Cary Grant. When one of the members is murdered she understands that she was right and begins to investigate.
The characters are well developed. Shell is a nice, caring, intelligent woman. Very funny is Gary, a former co-star who visits her and helps her with the investigations. Adorable the two protagonist cats, they will help Shell solve the mystery.
The story is very well written, fluid and flowing, there are many clues and some twists and even a little romance.
Great debut for this new series, I can't wait to read a new episode
For those who love cats and cozy mysteries it is absolutely not to be missed.



About the Author

 
While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. She and her cat pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime and the Cat Rescue series from Crooked Lane. Her latest, the Pet Shop Mysteries, makes its debut August 8 with The Time for Murder is Meow.
You can cat-ch up with them at ROCCO’s blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com or her website, www.tclotempio.net
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Website: www.tclotempio.net

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giovedì 8 agosto 2019

Review: Risky Biscuits by Mary Lee Ashford



Risky Biscuits 

(A Sugar & Spice Mystery) 

by Mary Lee Ashford

 

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery 
2nd in Series 
Setting - Iowa 
Lyrical Underground (July 9, 2019) 
Paperback: 190 pages 
ISBN-10: 1516105079 
ISBN-13: 978-1516105076 
Digital ASIN: B07JDXFM7G

Former magazine editor “Sugar” Calloway’s life has taken a delicious twist since she launched a community cookbook publishing business with blue-ribbon baker Dixie Spicer. Now these amateur sleuths must solve a small-town murder—without getting burned . .
Sugar and Spice Cookbooks’ newest project is a fundraiser organized by the St. Ignatius Crack of Dawn Breakfast Club, famous for their all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy events. But when a group member is found dead, Sugar and Spice’s priorities change from raising dough to figuring out who put murder on the menu.
The return of former badboy Nick Marchant has stirred the town’s gossips too. Add a few grudges and some old-fashioned greed over a land deal into the mix, and it’s a recipe for mayhem. And when someone serves up a second helping of murder, Sugar and Spice need to sift the guilty from the blameless, or their next breakfast may be their last . . .
* Includes delicious recipes! *
My Review
It was so good and so funny, full of humor and with many tasty recipes, a must try.
Sugar and Dixie run a publishing house that publishes cookbooks but their main business is solving homicides. In fact they are often found in the midst of some trouble. This time they have to help their elderly neighbor, she has disappeared suddenly and the police seem to underestimate it.
I love all the characters but Sugar is really nice and very nosy. St. Ignatius is a small, very welcoming community, where everyone lends a hand but is also full of gossip.
It is very well written and manages to capture the reader's attention to solve the mystery. The plot is interesting, well developed, with many twists.
It  can be read  as a standalone, I can't wait to read the first book in the series

Highly recommended for those who love cozy culinary mysteries


About Mary Lee Ashford

  Mary Lee Ashford is a lifelong bibliophile, and avid reader, and supporter of public libraries. In addition to writing the Sugar & Spice mystery series for Kensington Books, she also writes as half of the writing team of Sparkle Abbey, author of the national bestselling Pampered Pets mystery series from Bell Bridge Books. Prior to publishing Mary Lee won first place in the Daphne du Maurier contest, sponsored by the Kiss of Death chapter of RWA, and was a finalist in Murder in the Grove’s mystery contest, as well as Killer Nashville’s Claymore Dagger contest. She is the founding president of Sisters in Crime – Iowa and a current board member of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest chapter, as well as a member of Novelists, Inc., Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death the RWA Mystery Suspense chapter, Sisters in Crime, and the SinC internet group Guppies. Mary Lee has a passionate interest in creativity and teaches a university level course in Creative Management to MPA candidates, as well as presenting workshops and blogging about creativity. She loves encouraging other writers and is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics at workshops, conferences, and writers’ groups. In her day job, Mary Lee is a Deputy Chief Information Officer. She currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, Tim, and Sparkle, the rescue cat namesake of the Sparkle Abbey pseudonym. Her delights are reading and enjoying her family and especially her six grandchildren. 

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domenica 4 agosto 2019

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Flash by Stella Andrews

Flash

by Stella Andrews 
Publication Date: August 4, 2019 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Flash I’m a fighter by day and take my pick of the ladies at night. I thought my life was perfect – I was wrong. When Jennifer walked through those doors, I saw what perfection really is. Long, dark, hair that would look good wrapped in my fist. Soft curves that beg for my touch and a wicked mouth that promises pleasure of the most sinful kind. The trouble is, she’s not here for me and I must look but not touch. Warned to stay away because our protection is what she needs most because Jennifer has a secret that causes power to shift and continents to fall. It’s a good thing I love a good fight and I’m about to have the fight of my life. Jennifer He’s the man that steals the breath from your body and dares you to survive. Irresistible, insufferable and more man than one woman can stand. A smart mouth and eyes that sparkle with sin. Did I mention he’s off-limits? I shouldn’t want him but I do. I shouldn’t let him in but I can’t turn him away. I have a child to protect and her life has more meaning than mine. But I have needs and I need him. Can he save me from falling because I’m about to fall – hard?

About Stella Andrews

I love to write stories where the men are hot and sexy and the women strong and beautiful. I take way too much pleasure in looking at pictures of Hot guys for my covers and looking for hot men in the supermarket aisles. I enjoy the freedom of a filthy mouth in fiction where I am prim and proper with my family. This is my guilty secret. Let’s just keep it between ourselves x
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