Thursday, December 8, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Get Me to the Grave on Time

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for Get Me To The Grave On Time by D.E. Ireland.  Please leave a comment or question for the authors to let them know you stopped by.  You may enter their tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  I will be posting my review this weekend.  Good Luck!

Get Me To The Grave on Time
By D.E. Ireland
An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, Book 3

Publisher: Grainger Press
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 274 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-0998180908
ASIN: B01MDQEG27

Buy Links:  Amazon | B & N | Kobo | Chapters



About the book:

Although Eliza still refuses to marry Freddy Eynsford Hill, everyone around her seems headed for the altar. Not only is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw about to wed his sweetheart, but Freddy’s younger sister Clara is engaged, along with the niece of Henry Higgins. Another blushing bride is the sixty-year-old Duchess of Carbrey, who plans to marry a handsome fellow half her age. But when the groom is found dead, a jealous mistress is blamed for the murder. However, the death may also be connected to the stolen treasure of an Indian temple.


Disaster strikes next at Jack and Sybil’s wedding. Soon after, the wedding reception of Higgins’s niece takes a lethal turn. Someone is targeting bridegrooms, and the wedding of Freddy’s sister is next. Before another bridal bouquet is tossed, Higgins and Eliza must track down the killer. Otherwise, Clara’s bridegroom – and perhaps the bride herself – may be murdered before they can get to the church on time.


 About The Authors

D.E. Ireland is a team of award-winning authors, Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta. Long-time friends, they decided to collaborate on this unique series based on George Bernard Shaw’s wonderfully witty play, Pygmalion. While they admit the lovely film My Fair Lady and its soundtrack proved to be inspiring, they are careful to stick to Shaw’s vision of the beloved characters from Eliza to Higgins to Pickering and Freddy Eynsford Hill. They’ve also added a cast of new characters to flesh out their own version of events post-Pygmalion. They both have patient husbands, brilliant daughters, and share a love of good books, tea and history.



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Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs.  Please leave a comment or question for Laura to let her know you stopped by. You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. Good Luck!


Guest Post By Laura Childs

I am delighted to be spending some time here at the Queen of All She Reads review site. EGG DROP DEAD is book seven of my New York Times best-selling Cackleberry Club mysteries set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, co-owners of the Cackleberry Club, a farm-to-table café, pride themselves on having cordial personal relationships with customers and suppliers alike. So Suzanne is looking forward to her car ride out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some cheese wheels. But when she arrives a barn full of cows, moaning their complaints that it is long past milking time, signals that something is amiss. Suzanne opens the barn door and nearly trips over Mike’s bloody body.

Suzanne, Toni, and Petra are determined to bring Mike’s killer to justice. Sheriff Doogie would just as soon solve the murder on his own, but he has learned not to underestimate the ladies of the Cackleberry Club, especially Suzanne.

Running the café, along with the Knitting Nest and the Book Nook, while hosting special events like tea parties, knitting classes and a Halloween gala that will never be forgotten, the friends still manage to find the time to follow Suzanne’s insatiable curiosity all around town hunting for clues. They are definitely making people nervous. Even the man is Suzanne’s life, the handsome town doctor, is afraid that the ladies will go too far.


So pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite chair and follow along as the ladies get ever closer to a murderer who clearly wants them out of the way. And just wait until you get to the end of the book and see the recipes for tempting sweets such as Suzanne’s Cherry Cake Bars, and Toni’s Pumpkin Fudge, not to mention a scrumptious recipe for Egg Drop Dead Soup, which is very tasty with a slice or two of Petra’s Molasses Bread.

Egg Drop Dead
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A Cackleberry Club Mystery, Book 7

Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425281703
ASIN: B01CZCW4MW

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About the book:

In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club café—are back to track down another bad egg…

Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.

But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.

Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them…


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About The Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=26515d44645e89a96fa6aef1716fd04a&_cb=1471729767131Scrapbook Mysterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=17c7fce55f60d5079ff362cce5d5d392&_cb=1471729779427, and Cackleberry Club Mysterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=4045b937dda93095d128a4853d35d564&_cb=1471729792028. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:

The Tea Shop Mysteries https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=e6618dd12dd2737f2df3474ff940d6a3&_cb=1471729812160– set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f347cf81858fd7096ba25d09384c64f0&_cb=1471729828226 – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysterieshttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=dollycsthoug-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=cb6797f651d64970a563fca0dbbded81&_cb=1471729856464 – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

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Release Blast & #Giveaway for Skirting the Ice by Jennie Marts

Welcome to my stop on the Release Blast, presented by Tasty Book Tours, for Skirting the Ice by Jennie Marts.  Please leave a comment or question for Jennie to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck! 

"The Bannister Brothers series has everything I love...hockey, humor, and heart!" – Kristin Miller – New York Times Bestselling Author


SKIRTING THE ICE
Bannister Brothers #3
Jennie Marts
Releasing Dec 8th, 2016



"The Bannister Brothers series has everything I love...hockey, humor, and heart!" - Kristin Miller- New York Times Bestselling author 

Buttoned-up accountant Jack Bannister lives an uncomplicated life until his teenage crush moves back into the house next door…all grown up and sexy as hell. Murphy Ryan is still wild and reckless, and danger has followed her to Colorado.  Jack will do whatever it takes to protect her, even it means letting her go…again.

Murphy Ryan is focused on building a new NHL women’s hockey team. But staying on her game is hard with the distraction, and the memories, of the hot nerd in the house next door. Jack Bannister had been her first kiss, and she wants him to be her last. With his dry humor and sexy glasses, being smart never looked so good.

Jack’s been given a chance to win back the one that got away, but worries this gorgeous hockey player is still out of his league. He’s kept his heart on ice, but now that Murphy’s back, she might be the one to finally thaw it.







Jennie Marts is the USA Today Best-selling author of award-winning books filled with love, laughter, and always a happily ever after. Readers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and the “perfect mix of romance, humor, and steam.” Fic Central claimed one of her books was “the most fun I’ve had reading in years.”

She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.


Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky hockey-playing men in the Bannister family in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small-town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances. 



Release Tour & #Giveaway for Can't Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson

Welcome to my stop on the Release Tour, presented by Book Partners in Crime Promotions, for Can’t Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson.  Please leave a comment or question for Miranda to let her know you stopped by. You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!


Can't Stop Loving You
by Miranda Liasson
Series: Spikonos Brothers, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Drakon's Promise by N.J. Walters

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by IndieSage PR, for Drakon’s Promise by N.J. Walters.  Please leave a comment or question for N.J. to let her know you stopped by. You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck! 

Drakon’s Promise
by N.J. Walters 
Blood of the Drakon #1 
Publication Date: December 5, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Otherworld, Paranormal Romance




About the book: 

Darius Varkas is a drakon. He's neither human nor dragon. He's both. He's also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon's blood can cure any illness and prolong a human's life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it. When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she's quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her best chance at survival.



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EXCERPT


“Sarah, it’s vitally important I get that book. I need you to think about the security at work. Cameras, guards, alarms, everything.” He’d need to get schematics of the building and more. But he’d start here, with his best inside source. Of course, if she was working with the Knights, this might be nothing more than an elaborate plot to capture him.

It was a risk he had to take.

“You don’t need to know that,” she began.

Darius caught her face in his hands and cradled her cheeks in his palms. “I do, Sarah, I really do. I’m not worried about my life, but those of people close to me.” That was the most he could give her.

“No, you don’t.”

Disappointment seeped into him, and he released her and straightened to his full height. “How much?”

“What?” She sounded bewildered, but he wasn’t buying it. If she wasn’t willing to give him the information he needed, it was because she wanted something. In his vast experience with humans, that meant money in one form or another. It used to be gold and jewels. Nowadays, it was more likely to be a simple bank transfer.

He put his hands on his hips and simply stared at her, trying not to get lost in her chocolate-brown eyes. They appeared so innocent. “How much for the information?”

She jumped to her feet and glared at him. “You son of a bitch. I’m risking a lot to warn you about the book and everything else.”

“That doesn’t answer my question.” No way could he let her go until he had the information he needed. “The quicker you give it to me, the faster I can pay you. Then you can leave.”

She fisted her hands at her sides. “I ought to let you pay for it.” Then she fumbled with her knapsack and yanked open the zipper. He wondered if she had a weapon of some kind, and cursed himself for not searching her earlier. Not that it would do her much good. Most conventional weapons, at least any that could fit in her bag, wouldn’t do much damage to him. But it would piss him off.

She reached inside the bag and, instead of a weapon, pulled out an old, leather-bound book. She thrust it against his stomach, and he caught it before it dropped to the floor.

“Here’s your damn book. I smuggled it out of work at great personal risk. You’re welcome.” She stepped around him and strode to the elevator. Sarah slapped her palm against the panel, but nothing happened. Only he could make it work.

Darius stared at the book and then back at the very angry woman waiting for an elevator that would never come.

An unusual sensation enveloped him, one he’d rarely felt in the thousands of years he’d been alive. It was shame with a hint of bewilderment.


He might have just made the biggest mistake of his life.




ABOUT N.J. WALTERS


N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Blurb Blitz Tour & #Giveaway for Love on Tap by Judi Lynn and Love & Rockets by Maggie Wells

Welcome to my stop on the Blurb Blitz tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Love on Tap by Judi Lynn and Love & Rockets by Maggie Wells.  Please leave a comment or question for Judi and/or Maggie to let them know you stopped by. You may enter their tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above. The more stops you visit the better your odds of winning.  Good Luck!

Love on Tap
By Judi Lynn
Mill Pond, Book 2

Publisher: Lyrical Press (Kensington Books)
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 236 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-601837875
ASIN:  B01CBLL4KU

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About the book:


There’s a different rhythm to life in small-town Mill Pond, Indiana. And with the easy pace come friendships that are built to last and love that starts out on a slow simmer . . .

Charming boutiques, picturesque farms, and a growing foodie scene have turned Mill Pond into a tourist destination. And thanks to the culinary skills of Paula Hull, its beautiful rural resort is leading the way. The widowed mom left behind the stress of the New York City restaurant world to spend more time with her two young children. And now she’s ready to see if there’s more out there for her than being a chef and single parent . . .


Chase Atwood is the local good guy with a bad reputation. He’s a respected business owner and trusted friend, but the drop-dead gorgeous bar owner usually has women beating down his door—and Paula knows to keep her distance. His burgers and beer, on the other hand, are not off limits. But their mutual admiration is always on the back burner—until Chase turns up the heat. Soon he’s determined to prove to Paula that he’s the one key ingredient missing in her life…



Love & Rockets
By Maggie Wells
Coastal Heat, Book 3

Publisher: Lyrical Press (Kensington Books)
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 150 Pages
ISBN: 9781601838025
ASIN: B01CBLL4KK

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About the book:

Smart is the new sexy…

They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, but it’s not the sauce at The Pit BBQ that has Darla Kennet breaking a sweat. The sassy single mom has waited tables in Mobile for years to support herself and her daughter, Grace, and she’s never let anything get her rattled…until now. Somehow, handsome aerospace engineer Jake Dalton has gotten under her skin.

Although they went to school together, Jake doesn’t remember much about Darla. Back then the Brainiac future rocket scientist always had his head in a book. But now that a chance meeting has him helping Grace apply to space camp, he’s been pulled into Darla’s orbit. And it isn’t long before Jake and Darla have a heated meeting of their own celestial bodies. The trouble is, Jake wants more. Convincing cautious, fiercely independent Darla to trust him with her heart just may be his most challenging mission yet…


EXCERPT FROM LOVE ON TAP

Chase was waiting by his boat. “Come on. Let’s spend as much time on the water as we can.”

He lifted the kids aboard and held out a hand to help her. Her legs were short. Getting onboard was a challenge. He reached across the water and lifted her next to him. He made it look easy. How strong was he? Biceps bulged, and she decided he must work out. When he started the engine, she stumbled as the boat backed away from shore. He reached out to steady her. At his touch, shockwaves sizzled through her body—electric. She hurried to find a seat.

He headed toward the center of the lake as they settled in place. Paula moved to the front of the boat to see better, and he glanced at Aiden, raising his eyebrows.

Aiden grinned and nodded.

Chase turned sharply, speeding forward, and water doused    her.

Her hair dripped, her suit clung to her.

She sputtered, glaring at her bratty son. He and Chase burst out laughing. Even Bailey giggled. A fun prank. She shook her head. So much for taking more time than usual with her hair and makeup this morning. She undid the clasp in her hair and let it fly around her face to dry. The wind felt good. The boat’s speed energized her. She closed her eyes and raised her face to the sun. When she opened them, Chase was staring at her.

She blinked. “Do I look like a raccoon? Did my makeup smear?” “No, you’re beautiful. You look like a Roman goddess.”

A short Roman goddess. She snickered. “Yeah, I get that all the time.”

But he didn’t smile. He was serious. “I love how black your hair is.” Heat rushed to her cheeks, and she looked away.

He cleared his throat and said, “Who wants to go tubing?”
 AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judi Lynn received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary school teacher after attending the IPFW campus. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters. She loves gardening, cooking and trying new recipes.

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Maggie Wells is a deep-­‐down dirty girl with a weakness for hot heroes and happy endings. By day she is buried in spreadsheets, but at night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, this mild-­‐mannered married lady has a naughty streak a mile wide.

Fueled by supertankers of Diet Coke, Maggie juggles fictional romance and the real deal by keeping her slow-­‐talking Southern gentleman constantly amused and their two grown children mildly embarrassed.

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