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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 Gryphon Heist by James R Hannibal

    Hold on to your hats, because The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal was unputdownable! I haven’t picked up a spy novel in a long time, and this one did NOT disappoint! I’m excited to be sharing another great book on a Lone Star Lit Book Blog Tour; many thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book and offering up one FANTASTIC giveaway (make sure you check it out and enter. I’ll give you two hints: books and coffee!) Read on to see why I love this one SO much – and why it will make me add this genre back into my regular book…

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    Fatal Strike by DiAnn Mills – Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

    I’m grateful to Lone Star Lit for first introducing me to DiAnn Mills and her amazing suspense novels, and I was quick to jump on a chance to read her newest release Fatal Strike when offered! This book did not disappoint! Read on to find out what I thought of it AND be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for a chance to win your own copy of the book and a Starbucks gift card from the coffee-loving author! I have been provided a copy of the book for review purposes. All opinions are my own. #sponsored FATAL STRIKEbyDiANN MILLS Genre: Romantic Suspense / Clean Romance / ChristianPublisher:…

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    Recursion by Blake Crouch – Book Review

    The 2016 release of Dark Matter completely blew me away, but I think Blake Crouch topped that novel with Recursion. (And not just because he over-scienced my brain in Dark Matter.) Read on to find out why! Thanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for providing an ARC for review. This post also contains affiliate links. My coffee habit thanks you. Recursion is a wild ride by the one author who makes me feel like I nearly grasp quantum physics. Knowing that there is usually some sort of actual technology/emerging sciencey-thing that sparks the idea for his unique blend of scifi/thriller/mystery novel is mind-bending in its own right. This is a…

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    Blog Tour and Review: The Shadow Writer by Eliza Maxwell

    To my friends who love a good psychological thriller, pull up a chair while I tell you about author Eliza Maxwell’s newest novel, The Shadow Writer. This story had me on the edge of my seat and definitely had my head spinning, so read on – and be sure to enter the giveaway, too. I was thrilled to get an advance copy from the author and NetGalley for review purposes, and as always, this post contains affiliate links. THE SHADOW WRITERbyELIZA MAXWELL Genre:  Psychological Suspense / Domestic ThrillerPublisher: Lake Union PressDate of Publication: May 1, 2019Number of Pages: 348 Scroll down for the giveaway! Every writer has a story. Some…

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    Book Review: Wait For Me by Susan May Warren

    I can’t believe I’m just now discovering author Susan May Warren in what is the sixth book in her Montana Rescue series, but (if you’ll pardon the pun) Wait For Me was worth the wait!! Read on to see what hooked me in this great story, and scroll on down to enter the giveaway! (It’s a good one!) WAIT FOR ME Montana Rescue Series, Book 6 by SUSAN MAY WARREN Genre: Contemporary Romance / Action / Christian Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: November 6, 2018 Number of Pages: 336 SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY! Pete Brooks can’t believe he’s waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to…

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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: 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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    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…

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    Middle School Book Picks from my Middle Schooler

    Two weeks before school let out, my 11-year-old suffered a concussion which left her unable to do much of anything – like watching TV, running outside, or the worst possible punishment when you could inflict upon her – reading. This proves especially painful (pun intended) when your order of Scholastic books arrives the day after you bonk your head. Thankfully, the  concussion cleared up in time for vacation and Maddie spent nearly the entire 3200 mile drive reading.  As such, SHE has a pile of middle school books she would love to recommend. They run the gamut from fantasy to supernatural fiction (dealing with grief) to historical fiction, and she was…