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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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    Love In the Afternoon by Karen Hawkins – A Dove Pond Novella

    If you read The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins and enjoyed it, then you will love Love in the Afternoon. It’s a sweet, quick read. All opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. Synopsis My Thoughts on Love in the Afternoon Love in the Afternoon is a novella in Karen Hawkins Dove Pond series This story is short, fun, heartwarming, and a little quirky. (I really delighted over Doyle’s shenanigans.) The story deals with real-life struggles – like trusting yourself, finding yourself again after you’ve lost yourself in a relationship, parenting a neurodiverse child, venturing out…

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    Anxious People by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

    Fredrik Backman’s newest release titled Anxious People is a complete delight. Read on to see why I fell in love with it! I received an advanced digital copy of this book from Atria Books via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. This is one of those reviews where you want to shout out loud how wonderful a book is – but at the same time, you don’t want to give away too much, as I think part of the fun is going into a book a little blind. This is the story about…

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    Book Review: Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie

    If you’re looking for a fun, totally over-the-top beach read that is an outlandish take on Hollywood life, Gigi Levangie’s book Been There, Married That is for you. While it had a few bumps at the start, I could easily overlook it for the snark and the fun. Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them. All opinions are my own. Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie is a rapid-fire snark fest, focusing on the stereotype of the vapid, silicone-laden, entitled, trophy-wife Hollywood culture, where the assistants have assistants,…

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    Book Review: Why Stuff Matters by Jen Waldo

    Why Stuff Matters is the second book written by author Jen Waldo. Her debut novel Old Buildings in North Texas was a funny, quirky, and slightly dark work of fiction that felt truly original (you can find my review here). This novel was a strong follow up to her first and did not disappoint – I loved it! While the author has returned to her Caprock, Texas setting, this is a standalone book. Read on to learn more about the book and author. I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes; this post may contain affiliate links. WHY STUFF MATTERSbyJEN WALDO Sub-genre: Literary Fiction / HumorPublisher: Arcadia BooksDate…

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    Book Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

    Fans of Sophie Kinsella will be excited to learn she is back with another book chock full of quirky characters, eye-rolling situations and snappy dialogue. I Owe You One hits the shelves today, the perfect escape read! I must make note that there are affiliate links in this post, and if you click one, it just may contribute to my coffee fund. NetGalley kindly gave me an advanced reader copy for review purposes, but all thoughts and typos are my own. Read on to learn more about her newest release, I Owe You One! I Owe You One was delightful. Sophie Kinsella brings us another great character, and as someone…

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    Fierce, Funny and Female by Marti MacGibbon – Book Tour

    I’m back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to bring you a memoir by author, speaker and stand-up comedian Marti MacGibbon. Her life is certainly anything but ordinary, and her story is both heartbreaking and humorous, if that’s possible.  I’m also sharing a guest post that is right up my alley – her top seven writing strategies. Finally, we’ve got an incredible giveaway, so read on, enter and enjoy! About FIERCE, FUNNY, AND FEMALE by Marti MacGibbon A Journey Through Middle America, the Texas Oil Field, and Standup Comedy Genre: Memoir / Drama / Humor Publisher: Stay Strong Publishing Publication Date: March 20, 2017 Number of Pages: 412 pages SCROLL…

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    Book Review: Old Buildings in North Texas by Jen Waldo

    I’m back with another book on a Lone Star Book Blog Tour, and this one is delightfully different. Old Buildings In North Texas by Jen Waldo is a blend of drama and humor, and introduces a truly unique character who will captivate you as she might frustrate you.  It’s a story that flows with Waldo’s exceptional prose, so read on for my review and then scroll down to enter in our giveaway. OLD BUILDINGS IN NORTH TEXAS by JEN WALDO Sub-genre: Literary Fiction / Dramedy Publisher: Arcadia Books Date of Publication: April 1, 2018 Number of Pages: 213 Scroll down for the giveaway!  After rehab, Olivia, a 32-year-old cocaine addict,…

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    Book Review: The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

    I received The Glitch for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review, because I do these reviews for love of books.  This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. If you like this post, do me a solid and buy your book from Amazon via my link.   Every now and again a book comes across your desk, and the blurb intrigues you. And then it turns out to be completely different…

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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Why I Hate Green Beans

     I’m excited to bring you Why I Hate Green Beans with the Lone Star Book Blog Tour. I have a fun Top Five list for you AND a fabulous giveaway. You’re going to love this book! WHY I HATE GREEN BEANS and other confessions about relationships, reality tv, and how we see ourselves by LINCEE RAY    Genre: Humorous NonFiction / Memoir Publisher: Revell Facebook   ⎸ Twitter Date of Publication: February 6, 2018 Number of Pages: 208 Scroll down for the giveaway! Insecurity. As women, we all struggle with it. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our age-defying serums with flecks of gold refuse to erase our crow’s feet. Our social media…