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    New Release Book Blitz: Amethyst, The Shallows

    Today I’m with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to celebrate Kellye Abernathy’s newest release, Amethyst the Shadows! I’ll be back next month with a full review, but today, enjoy a sneak peek at this delightful book. It’s the sequel to her Young Adult tale titled The Aquamarine Surfboard, which I absolutely fell in love with. (You can read my review of it HERE!) Read on to learn about this delightful novel with a touch of magical realism – one of my favorite genres for any age. AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS The Companion Novel to The Aquamarine SurfboardBy KELLYE ABERNATHY Young Adult / Magical Realism / Coming of AgeAtmosphere Press296 pagesFebruary 6, 2024…

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    Review: The Aquamarine Surfboard by Kellye Abernathy

    I was looking for an engaging, easy read that was positive and bright. The Aquamarine Surfboard by Kellye Abernathy – a young adult magical realism/coming of age story – was just what I needed. Read on to learn more about this book! MY REVIEW OF THE AQUAMARINE SURFBOARD Where to start? As the quote reads, “Age never matters, these things are about bravery and heart” – and that extends to this book as it is a delightful read suitable for for older middle grade, young adult, AND adult readers. I have a deep appreciation for a book that can be enjoyed by multiple ages. Part of the reason for this…

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    Spotlight Post! The Third Dawn: From Bethlehem to Golgotha by Thomas J. Nichols

    It’s been a while, but I’m back with Lone Star Lit on a “Pop-Up Blog-Hop” featuring Thomas J. Nichols’ updated novel The Third Dawn: From Bethlehem to Golgotha. For fans of inspirational religious & historical fiction, this would make a lovely gift for the upcoming holiday. Read on to learn more about the book, enter in the giveaway, and check out more blogs on the tour! THE THIRD DAWN: From Bethlehem to GolgothaBy Thomas J. Nichols Inspirational Religious Fiction / Historical Fiction  Publisher: Nicholson Books Page Count: 212 pages Publication Date: September 14, 2023 Updated version with new dialogue and more detailed descriptions Scroll down for a giveaway! SYNOPSIS Nichols…

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    Book Review: The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert

    It’s release day for Amy E. Reichert’s latest novel, titled The Kindred Spirits Supper Club! One sign of a really good book is when you pick up the book to check a detail as you’re writing a full review and 45 minutes later you’re feet up on your desk, engrossed in the chapter you’ve found. This is just that kind of book! Read on! I received an advanced copy of the book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. SYNOPSIS MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB I’ve become…

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    Book Blitz: Stiff Lizard by Lisa Haneberg

    If you’re looking for a fun cozy mystery (one of my favorite genres to read), scroll down to learn more about Lisa Haneberg’s newest addition to her Spy Shop Mystery series, Stiff Lizard! I’m in the process of reading this one and can’t wait to review it, but what I can say is that author Haneberg has created a fast-paced mystery that has me laughing out loud. STIFF LIZARDBy LISA HANEBERG Series: A Spy Shop MysteryPublisher: Written Pursuits PressPages: 364 pagesPub Date: March 13th, 2021Categories: Women Sleuths / Cozy Mystery / Private Investigator / Humor SYNOPSIS Rodent Roger, a popular Galveston Island exterminator, goes missing the day after he tells…

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    Book Review: The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell

    I’m not going to lie – when I received my review copy of Eliza Maxwell’s new release The Caretakers, I oohed and ahhed over the GORGEOUS cover. And then I set it on the corner of my desk, because my brain has desperately needed light and fluffy, and Eliza Maxwell’s books are NOT light and fluffy. They are tightly crafted psychological thrillers that will grip you tight. Light and fluffy can only distract you for so long, though, and my fingers itched to pick it up. I’m so glad I did because WOW. Curious? Good. Read on to see what I loved about the book and then go enter for…

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    Book Review: Execution in E by Alexia Gordon

    If you love a good cozy mystery, do I have one for you! I’m back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you Execution in E, the newest book from one of my favorite cozy mystery authors, Alexia Gordon, who has one of the most fun and unique amateur sleuths, Gethsemane Brown. If you aren’t familiar with the series (and you should be), Gethsemane is a classical violinist turned music instructor at a boys school in a small Irish village. She loves her bourbon, recites the batting averages and other statistics of Negro League baseball players to calm her nerves…and lives with (or tolerates) a cheeky ghost who helps…

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    Book Review: Chasing the White Lion by James R Hannibal

    I’m not gonna lie – I was itching to grab a copy of James R. Hannibal’s recent release Chasing the White Lion and join in on this blog tour with Lone Star Lit. Chasing the White Lion is the exciting sequel to The Gryphon Heist, and it did NOT disappoint. If you are a fan of spy thrillers, this is the book for you. Read on to learn more about the book, read my review, and enter the fabulous giveaway! Thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tour and the author for providing me with an advance e-copy of the book. CHASING THE WHITE LION(Talia Inger, Book Two)byJAMES R. HANNIBAL Genre:…

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    Book Review: The Return by Rachel Harrison

    I took a break from all the historical fiction I’ve been reading and grabbed an ARC (thank you NetGalley) of Rachel Harrison’s upcoming release titled The Return. This was one seriously creepy work of horror. Read on to see why this one had me rethinking some upcoming hotel choices. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them. All opinions are my own. MY THOUGHTS ON THE RETURN Oh my goodness, y’all, this book…this book was deliciously and vividly CREEPY. And humorous at times. And… touching. Sound like an odd combination? Yes. And it worked. What a page turner! This is…

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    Book Review: Ain’t Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett

    It’s my first book blog tour of 2020 and I’m kicking it off with a doozy with Ain’t Nobody Nobody, a dark southern noir/mystery debut by author Heather Harper Ellett. Check it out, and enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of three copies of the book! Many thanks to the author and Lone Star Lit who provided me with a digital copy of the book for review purposes. All opinions are my own. AIN’T NOBODY NOBODYby HEATHER HARPER ELLETT Genre: Murder Mystery / Southern Noir / Dark HumorPublisher: Polis BooksDate of Publication: September 24, 2019Number of Pages: 336 Scroll down for Giveaway of Ain’t Nobody Nobody! Named…