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    Murder’s Legacy Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Book Blitz

    After a long, unplanned break, a blog refresh, and a brand new name, I’m so excited to jump right back into things with Lone Star Book Blog Tours for the cover reveal of Anita Dickason’s upcoming release, Murder’s Legacy! This is the second book in her Tori Winters Mystery series – and it’s now available for pre-order! Keep scrolling to see the cover, learn a bit more about this mystery, check out the book trailer, AND to enter a giveaway! Murder’s LegacyA Tori Winters Mystery, Book 2By Anita Dickason NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Mystery / Women SleuthsPublisher: Mystic Circle BooksComing February 16, 2023 Scroll down for Giveaway! Synopsis Secrets that…

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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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    Kiss & Tell by Luke Murphy

    If you enjoy sharp police procedurals and psychological thrillers, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Kiss & Tell by author Luke Murphy, who was kind enough to give me a copy of his book for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and this review contains affiliate links. Luke Murphy’s novel Kiss & Tell is perfect for fans of Harlen Coben and Jonathan Kellerman. I really enjoyed the main character, Charlene. She’s a bit of a mess, a feisty rookie cop coping with personal demons and dealing with a bit of an alcohol problem AND the recent murder of her father. Her tough cop persona is balanced…

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    LIVE WIRE by Pamela Fagan Hutchins – Book Tour and Review

    LIVE WIRE(Maggie, Book One)A What Doesn’t Kill YouWorld Romantic Mystery byPAMELA FAGAN HUTCHINS Genre: Romantic MysteryPublisher: SkipJack PublishingDate of Publication: March 6, 2019Number of Pages: 270 Scroll down for giveaway! A hook-up turned lethal. A spurned, angry cowboy. Can rebel Maggie turn the tables before a killer adds her to the list of lost causes? Washed-up alt-country rocker-turned-junker Maggie Killian is pulled to Wyoming by an irresistible force . . . former bull rider Hank Sibley, the man who broke her heart fifteen years before. When she unexpectedly meets his Sunday school-teaching girlfriend at a saloon, Maggie seeks liquor-fueled oblivion between the sheets of a younger man’s bed. But after her…

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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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    Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills – Book Review

    Yes, I’m back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to share my review of DiAnn Mills’ newest release, Burden of Proof. It’s the first book in her FBI Rapid Response series, and did not disappoint. If you read my last DiAnn Mills review – High Treason, from her FBI Task Force series – you’ll know that I love her page-turning plots which cross genres between mystery, suspense, romance, and inspirational. Burden of Proof sticks to this format and brings yet another strong female lead. Read on to learn more about Burden of Proof and be sure to enter the giveaway for one of five copies of this book! BURDEN OF…

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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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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: High Treason by DiAnn Mills

    Back in May I featured an excerpt from DiAnn Mills’ Deep Extraction, the second in her FBI Task Force series. Today I’m joining up again with Lone Star Lit to bring you the third entry in the series: High Treason. As with the previous novels, it reads as a stand alone novel and brings the same page-turning suspense as her previous novels. Read on to learn more! HIGH TREASON An FBI Task Force Novel, #3 by DiANN MILLS    Genre: Inspirational /Mystery / Suspense / Romance Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Date of Publication: February 6, 2018 Number of Pages: 416 Scroll down for the giveaway! When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits…

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    Lone Star Book Blog Tour: The Secret Room by John Alexander

    THE SECRET ROOM (Amber-Autumn Series, #4) by JOHN ALEXANDER   Genre: Children’s Mystery / Chapter Book Date of Publication: October 14, 2017 Number of Pages: 159 Scroll down for giveaway! Amber and Autumn, elementary school sisters, don’t seek out problems to solve, but they often find themselves engaged in uncovering truths, solving mysteries, and helping others in the process. Autumn’s natural curiosity, combined with her boldness, leads her to push for answers to anything she does not understand. Amber, her older sister, more cautious and easily spooked, prefers to let Autumn drive ahead to solve mysteries which come their way, but her keen skills of observation often lead to the resolutions…

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    Book Review: Dying for Christmas

      I’ll be reading a lot of “feel-good” Christmas tales, but I acknowledge that those aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. With that in mind, I’m bringing you something vastly different today. Because although Tammy Cohen’s Dying For Christmas  is set over the Christmas holidays, there is nothing merry and bright about it. Curious? Check it out:   Review of Dying For Christmas   I may have mentioned that this is NOT your typical Christmas tale. In fact, it’s not a Christmas tale at all, so let’s get that out of the way right now. I think the phrase used in the synopsis – “most disturbing psychological thriller yet” – is…