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Blog Tour | Escape Claws by Linda Reilly

Escape Claws
A Cat Lady Mystery
by Linda Reilly
Genre: Cozy Mystery
204 pages
Here, killer, killer, killer . . .
For the first time in sixteen years, Lara Caphart has returned to her
hometown of Whisker Jog, New Hampshire. She wants to reconnect with
her estranged Aunt Fran, who’s having some difficulty looking after
herself—and her eleven cats. Taking care of a clowder of kitties is
easy, but keeping Fran from being harassed by local bully Theo Barnes
is hard. The wealthy builder has his sights set on Fran’s property,
and is determined to make her an offer she doesn’t dare refuse.
Then Lara spots a blue-eyed ragdoll cat that she swears is the
reincarnation of her beloved Blue, her childhood pet. Pursuing the
feline to the edge of Fran’s yard, she stumbles upon the body of
Theo Barnes, clearly a victim of foul play. To get her and Fran off
the suspect list, Lara finds herself following the cat’s clues in
search of a killer. Is Blue’s ghost really trying to help her solve
a murder, or has Lara inhaled too much catnip?
Armed with a degree in Criminal Justice, Linda Reilly once contemplated a
career in law enforcement. But life took a twist, and instead she
found her niche in real estate closings and title examinations, where
the dusty tomes in the Registry of Deeds enticed her into solving
mysteries of a different sort. A dyed-in-the-wool New Englander,
Linda lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who affectionately
calls her “Nose-in-a-Book.” A member of Sisters in Crime
and Mystery Writers of America, she loves solving mysteries of the
cozy type. When she’s not pounding away at her keyboard, she can
usually be found prowling the shelves of a local bookstore or
library.

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Blog Tour Book Review | Air Guitar & Caviar by Jackie Ladbury

About the Book:

coverTitle: Air Guitar and Caviar
Author: Jackie Ladbury
Genre: Romance; Suspense
Publisher: Fabian Books
Release Date: February 2nd, 2017
Goodreads Rating: 4.17 / 5 stars
Format Read: Kindle eBook
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Synopsis: Busker Dylan spends his days pulling pints in the local pub and singing on the high street, waiting for fame to call. That suits him fine, until beautiful, but frosty, air stewardess, Scarlett, tosses some coins into his hat but ignores his killer smile and his offer of pizza.
He sets out to get the girl, but Scarlett isn’t in the right frame of mind to date anyone, let alone a penniless, if charming, busker boy.
Dylan’s desperate for his big break, but will it bring him the happiness he longs for? And with Scarlett’s past threatening to ruin her future, will Dylan be left to make sweet music all on his own?

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ / ♥♥♥♥♥

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This book was sent to me by Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources so I would firstly like to say thank you for sending it to me and allowing me to be part of this blog tour.
This book follows Dylan, a busking wannabe musician, and Scarlett, a high-end flight hostess. Dylan is determined that he and Scarlett are meant to be together, but she is full of secrets and mistrust, that makes it much harder than Dylan first imagined.

As far as characters go, Dylan was such a wonderful character. He was loving and caring, and only wanted Scarlett, even though she did not make it easy for him.
“He thanked God for the simple pleasures of life, and at that moment, he made a promise he intended to keep: he would never take Scarlett for granted, vowing to cherish her until the day he died”
He was funny, and I found myself giggling out loud at some of the things he came out with throughout the book.
Scarlett, on the other hand, was a tough air-hostess, who obviously had a past that made her mistrusting and a bit angry, it just made me want to keep reading t find out what her issues were. Some of the time she annoyed me, she could see that Dylan was trying to apologise, or make up for something, but she still walked away. She panicked easily and running seemed to be her go-to move.

I really enjoyed the plot of this book, the setting too was wonderful – London is my favourite place in the world, so it was an automatic win for me! The writing was also really easy to get into, I was giggling, and emotional – really felt what the characters were feeling, which made it a great reading experience for me..I didn’t want to put it down until I knew how Dylan and Scarlett’s story ended.

I gave this book a 4 out of a possible 5 stars, I loved it! Thank you again to Rachel and Jackie for allowing me to read and review this book for you! Anyone who is looking for a fun summer romance read, look no further than Air Guitar and Caviar!

Meet the Author:

Air Guitar - Jackie Ladbury

Jackie Ladbury was desperate to become a journalist when she left school but was ousted within minutes on the day of the exam at her local rag because she’d forgotten to bring a pen.

Short and sharp lesson learned.

Her budding writing career was not on hold for long, though, as Jackie found herself scribbling love stories of pilots and ‘hosties’ while she flew in airplanes of various shapes and sizes as a flight attendant herself.

Fast forward a good few years and, after being short-listed in a couple of prestigious romantic writing competitions, Jackie decided it was time to discard her stilettos, say goodbye to the skies and concentrate on writing romantic novels, where the only given is a guaranteed ‘happy ever after.’

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Blog Tour Spotlight: Losing Cadence & Finding Sophie by Laura Lovett

Losing Cadence
by Laura Lovett
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
When Cadence Weaverly graduates from high school, she thinks it’s for
the best that she and her boyfriend, Richard White, take separate
paths: she to Julliard and he back to Harvard. Ten years later, she
has an ideal job and a wonderful fiancé, Christian. She is building
the life of her dreams—until the day Richard resurfaces out of the
blue, abducts her from her San Francisco apartment, and returns her
to his mansion where he holds her captive.

Cadence can hardly
believe her ears when Richard professes his undying love and reveals
his plans to build a life together. Terrified to fight back for fear
he will have Christian murdered, Cadence must determine how to reason
with a mentally unstable man who is obsessed with making her his
forever. But even if she manages to escape, will she ever really be
free of the man who hunts her heart?
In this psychological thriller, a young woman must rely on perseverance,
courage, and inner strength to survive after she is kidnapped by her
deranged ex-boyfriend.
Finding Sophie
Sequel to Losing Cadence
Finding Sophie is the highly
anticipated sequel to Laura Lovett’s debut psychological thriller,
Losing Cadence.
For twelve years, Cadence Davidson has
dreaded her daughter’s twelfth birthday, for that is the day she will
tell Sophie who her true father really is.
Sophie’s world is turned upside down
when she learns that her biological father is really Richard White,
the man who abducted her mother twelve years earlier.She wonders if
she will ever meet the elusive billionaire, only to find herself
suddenly abducted into the life that he has carefully crafted for her
and her mother.
Despite his carefully orchestrated
plan, Richard White is faced with unexpected events that threaten to
tear his newfound family apart. Will Richard be able to find peace
and hold on to the family he has fought for a lifetime to bring
together?
In this psychological thriller, an
obsession that spans decades comes to it’s ultimate test. Love, loss
and courage coalesce as Richard faces his demons and makes the final
choice to find peace and love.
Laura (Hambley) Lovett was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta,
and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Calgary in
2006. Her love of writing began at an early age when she would create
and draw characters, telling stories to herself as she drew.
An accomplished author in the academic and business world, Laura
pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing
Cadence, a psychological thriller. Losing Cadence was written over
many years as Laura juggled school, work and family, but she made
time to pursue her passion for writing.
Laura is a psychologist and entrepreneur, currently running
practices in the areas of career and leadership development and
distributed workplaces. She was nominated and selected as a
Distinctive Woman in Canada in 2013. Laura also enjoys teaching at
the University of Calgary and has been an Adjunct Professor of
Psychology since 2010.
Laura lives in Calgary with her husband and three children. She
loves playing squash, travelling, spending time at the family cabin
in Montana, as well as her view of the Rocky Mountains as the snow is
falling on her hot tub.
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Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III – Spotlight & Giveaway

Goddess of the Wild Thing
by Paul DeBlassie III
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual
journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and
unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve
Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies,
encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a
supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s
twisted affection threaten love and life. In the mystic realm of
Aztlan del Sur, Eve and three friends struggle with whether bad love
is better than no love and discover that love is a wild thing.

Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist and award-winning writer
living in his native New Mexico. He specializes in treating
individuals in emotional and spiritual crisis. His novels, visionary
thrillers, delve deep into archetypal realities as they play out
dramatically in the lives of everyday people. Memberships include the
Author’s Guild, the Depth Psychology Alliance, the International
Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the
International Association for Jungian Studies.

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A Historical Romance Blitz & Giveaway!

Deirdre’s True Desire
Emerald Belles #3
by Heather McCorkle
Genre: Historical Romance
The moment she arrives in California, Deirdre falls in love with the
untamed land that will become the Widows’ Winery. Despite no one in
all of Sonoma county being willing to sell them materials or labor,
she is determined to find a way to build their homes and the winery.
She must, for if she doesn’t meet the land improvement deadline,
they’ll lose their land and their dream. This pursuit keeps her in
the company of Kin O’Leary, a handsome business man full of
innovative ideas. But, considering how she married for money the
first time—as her family dictated—she convinces herself she will
only find true love in a man of lesser means.
Dylan, a strapping young cattle hand who is helping build her home soon
catches her eye as well. Her plans for an unconventional romance
become derailed when she is forced to spend more time with Kin during
the planning of her closest friend’s wedding. Something more than
base attractive begins to build in her for him, making her resist all
the stronger. It doesn’t help that Dylan has a rugged dangerous
side to him that draws her deeper into a world of secrets. With the
cattle baron Ainsworth thwarting her every attempt at building the
Widows’ Winery, Deirdre’s choice in men may prove their downfall,
or their salvation.
Heather McCorkle is an award-winning author of paranormal, steampunk, and historical fiction. When she is not writing, editing, or designing book covers and websites, she can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, she enjoy the outdoors nearly as much as the worlds she creates on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though; connect to her instead on her blog and her many social networking sites. You can also find her the first Monday night of every month at 6:00 pm Pacific Time on the #WritersRoad chat on Twitter, which she co-created and moderates. Entertaining readers and uncovering stories and points of view that haven’t been covered are two of her greatest passions.
White Water Passion
A Montana Mountain Romance #1
by Dawn Luedecke
Genre: Historical Romance
The Montana Territory is one of the last outposts of the American
West—where adventure as grand as the wide-open plains is around
every corner, and passion as wild as the land itself beats in every
heart . . .
Elizabeth Sanders isn’t afraid of anything, except what will happen to her
beloved town if the Big Mountain Lumber Mill is destroyed. When she
overhears a plot to do just that, she vows to put a stop to it, even
if it means dressing as a young lumberjack to expose the saboteur.
There’s only one problem with her plan—her brother’s handsome
friend and fellow logger Garrett Jones, who arouses a desire within
her soul as fierce as the river rapids.
When Garrett discovers that the odd new lad on the crew is in fact Beth,
he’s shocked. A logging camp is no place for a young
woman—especially the spirited beauty he’s admired for so long.
Keeping her safe is easier said than done, however, as the attraction
between them flares into true passion. As the danger mounts, Beth and
Garrett must work together to survive the last log run down the wild
rapids and claim any chance of saving the mill—and their chance at
a future . . .
A country girl born and bred, Dawn Luedecke has spent most of her life surrounded by horses, country folk, and the wild terrain of Nevada, Idaho and Montana. She enjoys writing historical and contemporary romance and spends as much time as she can working on her current manuscript.
The Chase
Brides of Beadwell #3
by Sara Portman
Genre: Historical Romance
In this thrilling romance from award-winning author Sara Portman, the
illegitimate son of a nobleman and a woman on the run chase their
fate on the London Road . . .
According to his father’s terms, Michael Rosevear’s duty is to be
ignored—until such time as he is useful. Now that the earldom is in
need of funds, Michael is to be sold off in marriage to the daughter
of a crass but wealthy merchant willing to pay for any connection to
nobility—even one from the wrong side of the blanket . . . En route
to his fate in London, Michael does not plan to board an extra
passenger. Yet there is something in the young miss’s desperate
plea that tugs at his conscience—though he is certain her story is
a fabrication . . . Juliana Crawford has fled her father’s cruel
home. Using a false name to evade pursuit, she must find a private
traveler with whom to complete her escape. Chance matches her with a
dark and wounded young lord who guards his own secrets just as
carefully. The unlikely pair embark on a journey filled with
revelations and unexpected adventure—one that may lead them to
question whether to part at their destination—or change course
entirely. . .
Sara Portman is
an award winning author of historical and contemporary romance. In
addition to being named the 2015 winner in the Historical Category of
the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest, Sara has
been a finalist and winner in several other writing competitions. A
daughter of the Midwest, Sara was born in Illinois, grew up in
Michigan, and currently lives in Ohio. In addition to her writing
endeavors, Sara is a wife and mother in a large, blended family.
Redeeming Lord Ryder
Cotswold Confidential #3
by Maggie Robinson
Genre: Historical Romance
Return to the scandalous secrets of the English countryside’s renowned
getaway for R&R—restoration and romance—in this delightful
series from Maggie Robinson!
After two months of treatment at Puddling-on-the-Wold, Mary Nicola Mayfield
has shown no improvement, and her condition seems impervious to
rehab. But Nicola is not the typical guest of Gloucestershire’s
destination village for the wealthy and wayward. The trauma of
surviving a horrific train wreck has rendered her mute; her injuries
have healed, but try as she might, she cannot utter a sound. With her
family and fiancé at their wits’ end, Nicola knows Puddling is the
resort—the last resort—that holds any hope for her recovery.
Lord Jack Ryder—baron, businessman and, some say, mad genius—has gone
from the heights of success to hit rock bottom, after a faulty girder
from his iron foundry caused a dreadful bridge collapse. Nothing has
assuaged his guilt over the passenger train that crashed or the lives
that were destroyed. The stringent regimen at Puddling is not doing
much for his deep depression—until he meets his mysteriously silent
neighbor. Their fiery affair breaks all the rules, but will the
unspoken truth be too hot to handle?
Maggie Robinson didn’t know she wanted to write until she woke up in the
middle of the night once really annoyed with her husband. Instead of
smothering him with a pillow, she decided to get up and write—to
create the perfect man—at least on a computer screen. Only to
discover that fictional males can be just as resistant to direction
as her husband. The upside is that she’s finally using her English
degree and is still married to her original, imperfect hero. Since
she’s imperfect, too, that makes them a perfect match. Until her
midnight keyboarding, she had been a teacher, librarian, newspaper
reporter, administrative assistant to two non-profits, community
volunteer, and mother of four in seven different states. Now Maggie
can call herself a romance writer in Maine. There’s nothing she
likes better than writing about people who make mistakes, but don’t
let the mistakes make them.
Knight Treasures
Knights of the Swan #3
by C.C. Wiley
Genre: Historical Romance
In 15th Century England, alliances can be deadly for a Knight of the
Swan. Especially those made in the heat of passion…
Fleeing for her life after a savage attack on her homeland, Lady Sabine of
Clearmorrow finds sanctuary on the windswept shores of southern
England, praying that her family reaches her before her foes. When
Sir Darrick of Lockwood shows up in a swirl of raging wildfires,
Sabine is not willing to trust the dark knight, though he may be her
last hope. And when she learns of his urgent quest to locate his
sister, she realizes she plays a role in his quest, too . . .
Lady Sabine is the last woman who saw his beloved sister alive, which is
the only reason Darrick demands she join him on the perilous journey
to bring Elizabeth home. But even as he shelters Sabine from their
powerful enemies—and savors the sweet passion between them—he
wonders if the brave beauty will bring him all that he desires, or
draw him deeper into danger….
C.C. lives in Salt Lake City with her high school sweetheart of over 35 years
and their four wacky dogs. When given a choice, she prefers a yummy,
well-written, historical or contemporary romance that is chock-full
of hope, love and a Happy Ever After. She believes there are
wonderful courageous characters waiting for someone to tell their
story. It’s her hope that each adventurous romance she writes will
touch the reader and carry them away to another place and time, where
hopes and dreams abound.

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Cover Reveal: To Discover a Divine by Tessa McFionn

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I have a cover reveal for you, for the book To Discover a Divine by Tessa McFionn. This cover reveal is brought to you by the publisher – Fiery Seas Publishing.

About the Book:

Title: To Discover a Divine
Author: Tessa McFionn
Series: Rise of the Stria, book one
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Synopsis: 
When Kahlym cal Jhuen, freedom-fighting leader of the Chandar Stria, breaks into a prison ship controlled by the Rimmarian Thrall, he only expected to rescue two of his crew. But when he discovers a terrified female during his escape, he is immediately captivated by her unique beauty and makes a snap decision to take her with him. However, his good deed backfires when he learns he has stolen the Thrall Emperor’s prize. 

Down to her last dollar, Evainne Wagner expected nothing out of the ordinary when she stepped out of her Boston apartment. Instead, she found herself in the middle of an intergalactic firefight, complete with strange soldiers with deadly weapons pointed directly at her. Salvation arrives in the nick of time in the form of a mysterious leather-clad warrior, skidding in and whisking her away. Trusting her heart, she follows, hoping to find answers as well as a way home.

Safely on board his ship, he learns more about her and her rare skills, triggering the memory of a half-forgotten prophecy spoken at the time of his cursed birth. Outcast because of a cruel twist of fate, he finds unexpected acceptance, even affection, from his new passenger

Could she be the one who holds the future of his people, as well as his own heart, in her tender hands?

About the Author:

Tessa McFionn author pic[2752]Tessa McFionn is a very native Californian and has called Southern California home for most of her life, growing up in San Diego and attending college in Northern California and Orange County, only to return to San Diego to work as a teacher. Insatiably curious and imaginative, she loves to learn and discover, making her wicked knowledge of trivial facts an unwelcomed guest at many Trivial Pursuit boards. She also finds her artistic soul fed through her passions for theatre, dance and music, as well as the regular trip to The Happiest Place on Earth with friends and family.

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Spotlight: Detective Blanchette Mysteries by Marquerite Ashton

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book oneTitle: Promised Lies
Author: Marquerite Ashton
Series: Detective Blanchette Mystery book one
Genre: Mystery; Thriller
Synopsis: Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate…

Her sister Celine has recently been murdered, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and Lily has married a man she barely knows while on the rebound.

Now she’s lead on a multiple murder investigation, and determined to catch her man.

Her father, Detective Collin Blanchette, is very proud of his daughter and plans to help her anyway he can.

Six months after Lily’s sister’s death, the bodies of two young women are discovered. One look at the way the bodies have been posed, and Lily knows her sister’s killer is back.

And she’s determined to get him.

As the investigation comes to life, death hits closer to home, and Lily realises she’s married to a stranger. And then Lily
discovers she may not be who she thinks she is at all.

Filled with plot turns, suspense and mystery, Promised Lieswill leave you wondering how well anybody knows
anyone…

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book twoTitle: Her Final Watch
Author: Marguerite Ashton
Series: Detective Blanchette Mysteries book two
Genre: Mystery; Thriller
Synopsis: Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …

Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down the mob for prostitution and drugs.

But Lily’s usual laser-like focus on the case has been disrupted.

Two weeks earlier, she learned she was pregnant by her murderous husband whom she’d killed in self-defense. Unsure whether to keep her baby or place the child of this cruel man up for adoption, Lily keeps the pregnancy a secret from her colleagues.

Under mounting pressure to solve the case, Lily arranges a sit-down with a local mob boss only to find out her suspect is also wanted by them. But before Lily can warn her team, she and her new partner, Jeremiah, are shot at, and another body is found.

When she discovers Jeremiah has a connection with the underworld, she is pulled into a conflict that swirls around the boss’s son who’s hell-bent on revenge.

To add to the complexity of the situation, Lily learns that her victim might still be alive if it wasn’t for opportunistic Assistant District Attorney, Ibee Walters, who has a twisted vision of justice.

As Lily gets closer to finding the killer, she unravels ugly secrets that point to Ibee and Jeremiah – placing Lily’s life and her unborn child in danger.

 

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When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting, but soon realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook

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