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    My Year in Books -2023

    It’s been a challenging year and books have been my escape. I’ve worked hard to stay off of social media, and somehow this extended to the blog as I sunk deeper into my books. How successful was my avoidance tactic? My goal for the year was 50 books. I posted 80 to Goodreads (and I’m sure I’m missing some library books from the summer…) While I’ve been remission sharing book reviews here, I’ve been more consistent with reviewing them on Goodreads – and in return, I get a lovely graphic from them that shows all the books I’ve read. Here’s my year in books for 2023! I read a mix…

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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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    SAVING IRENE by Judy Alter – Book Blitz and Giveaway

    I LOVE me a cozy so I’m happy to share with you Judy Alter’s newest release Saving Irene! I’m joining up with Lone Star Book Blog tours to bring you this book blitz. Read on to learn more about this cozy mystery, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy of the book! SAVING IRENE A Culinary MysteryBy Judy Alter Cozy Mystery / Women Sleuths Publisher: Alter Ego PressDate of Publication: September 10, 2020Number of Pages: 208 Scroll down for the giveaway! Irene Foxglove wishes she were a French chef. Henrietta James, her assistant, knows she is nothing more than a small-time TV chef on a local Chicago channel.…

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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: Sitting on a Fortune by Becki Willis

    SITTING ON A FORTUNEThe Sisters, Texas Book 9 by BECKI WILLIS Genre: Cozy Mystery / Romance / Women SleuthsPublisher: Clear Creek PublishingDate of Publication: February 11, 2020Number of Pages: 228 Scroll down for giveaway of SITTING ON A FORTUNE! Hidden fortune. Hidden danger.  Madison Reynolds deCordova is about to uncover a dangerous secret…literally. During In a Pinch Professional Services’s latest gig at an upholstery shop, Madison finds a chair that’s perfect for her husband’s birthday gift. At least it will be, once she removes the worn velvet. Hiding the chair at Granny Bert’s, Madison tackles her first solo upholstery project but soon discovers more than she bargained for! A hidden treasure beneath…

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    Fatality in F by Alexia Gordon: Book Tour and Review

    Pour yourself a bourbon and settle in for a fun mystery read as I talk about Alexia Gordon’s newest release, Fatality in F, the latest addition to her Gethsemane Brown Mystery series. Through Lone Star Book Blog Tours, I had the chance to read an advance copy – and you have a chance to win your own copy via the giveaway below! FATALITY IN FA Gethsemane Brown Mystery, Volume 4 byAlexia Gordon Genre: Paranormal Cozy MysteryPublisher: Henery PressDate of Publication: February 26, 2019Number of Pages: 234 Scroll down for the giveaway! Fresh from solving her third mystery—and saving Dunmullach’s firstborn males from a vengeful ghost—Gethsemane Brown’s ready to relax and enjoy her…

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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: KILLING IN C SHARP

    Sometimes when you pick up a book you KNOW you will be hooked on the series. Alexia Gordon’s second book Death in D Minor signaled just that for me, so when Killing in C Sharp came up for review I was right there, wildly waving my hand. And let me tell you, from the first chapter, I knew I was in for a fun ride. Read on to find out why AND to enter a really fun giveaway (because books and bourbon whiskey sounds like the perfect combo). KILLING IN C SHARP A Gethsemane Brown Mystery, Volume 3     by Alexia Gordon Genre: Paranormal MysteryPublisher: Henery PressDate of Publication:…

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    Book Review: Death In D Minor

    DEATH IN D MINOR by ALEXIA GORDON   Genre: Paranormal Mystery / African American Sleuth Publisher: Henery Press Date of Publication: July 11, 2017 Number of Pages: 236 Scroll down for giveaway! Gethsemane Brown, African-American musician and expatriate to an Irish village, solved a string of murders and got used to living with a snarky ghost. She can rest easy now. Right? Wrong. The ghost has disappeared, her landlord’s about to sell to a developer, and her brother-in-law’s come to visit. She scrambles to call her spectral roomie back from beyond and find a way to save the cottage from destruction. But real estate takes a backseat when her brother-in-law is…

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    What I’m Reading Wednesday – Lowcountry Bordello

    I confess, I can be a bit picky when looking for a new book, and the title plays a big part in what initially grabs my attention. I was unfamiliar with author Susan M. Boyer and the story summary for Lowcountry Bordello intrigued me when I first came across it. But with so many books loaded onto my Kindle, all vying for my attention, I have to be honest – the title of this superb cozy mystery was call to me once I forgot the gist of the story. (This is why I still love real books, where you can SEE the cover.) Boy, am I ever sorry that this one sat to the…