Thursday, March 19, 2020

Teresa Trent's Die Die Blackbird Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway



 I am so excited to have Teresa Trent here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Teresa and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Die Die Blackbird Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Teresa!







Die Die Blackbird (A Piney Woods Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Camel Press (January 14, 2020)
Paperback: 210 pages
ISBN-10: 1603818480
ISBN-13: 978-1603818483
Digital Print Length: 159 pages
ASIN: B0842YC8ZF





Nora Alexander is finding her job exciting as she welcomes paranormal investigators Jack and Daisy Foley to the Tunie Hotel. They are trying to contact the ghost of Sam Houston not only for their internet production but because it is reported there is a stash of Santa Anna’s gold hidden somewhere. They are operating on the theory that Sam Houston visited a lady of the evening in Piney Woods and locate Red Ruth Inn where a parking lot now stands. Not only do these two stir the spirit world, but they also bother some of the town’s most established citizens including the town’s quilting group who doesn’t appreciate their overtaking of the hotel with ghost hunting equipment.

When a townsperson is murdered with suspected ties to the local gang, The Alamo Runners, Nora finds herself wanting to protect his wife and daughter all the while getting cryptic messages from beyond. Jack and Daisy aren’t the only ones with a connection to the other side.










About Teresa Trent

Teresa Trent writes cozy mysteries that take place in small towns in Texas. The Piney Woods Series came to be because her older brother worked in the hotel industry for over twenty years and would relate all the things and people he had experienced. Because Teresa loves history and a little bit of the paranormal, the Tunie Hotel was born! Teresa is also the author of the Pecan Bayou Cozy Mystery Series.

AUTHOR LINKS

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/teresatrentmysterywriter

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ttrent_cozymys

BLOG: https://teresatrent.blog/

WEBSITE: http://teresatrent.com

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5219581.Teresa_Trent

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/teresatrent_cozymys/

Purchase Links – AmazonB and N






Giveaway

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/028877921027

Please follow the rest of the tour here, thanks:

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Weekly Book Reads (Mar 16)




Weekly Book Reads


Weekly Book Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books read last week and books you plan on finishing this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  There's a Murder Afoot - Vicki Delany
2.  Jealousy Filled Doughnuts - Ginger Bolton

Weekly Book Reading:

1.  Lethal Game - Christine Feehan
2.  Potions Are For Pushovers - Tamara Berry

Astoria Wright's Mysterious Merchandise Blog Tour with a Spotlight and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Astoria Wright here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight and Giveaway.

Thanks Astoria and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Mysterious Merchandise Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Astoria!






Mysterious Merchandise (A Witch’s Thrift Shop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Novelwright Press, LLC (March 21, 2020)
Paperback: 142 pages
ISBN-10: 1949453243
ISBN-13: 978-1949453249
Digital ASIN: B084T5NVW2





When a black cat crosses Alice Adelcraft’s path, her luck changes, as does her worldview, especially when she stumbles into A Witch’s Thrift Shop. The merchandise is mysterious, the customers are curious, and the sign on the door reads: Shoplifters will be hexed. It might all be a joke, but the body of a witch outside proves someone was dead serious. Can Alice discover who killed the witch before the magical community discovers she isn’t one of them?








About Astoria Wright

Astoria Wright is a cozy fantasy author and a poet who is inspired by rainy days, good books, and positive people. She is often found sitting by a window or in her backyard sipping tea or coffee and writing or reading cozy mysteries, fantasy novels, or poetry. Join her mailing list at www.astoriawright.com to see stories, poems, and thoughts that she only shares there.

Author Links

Webpage: www.astoriawright.com

Blog: www.astoriawright.com/updates

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astoriawrightauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/astoriawright

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/astoriawright

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/astoria-wright

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/astoriawright/

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes and NobleKoboAudible

Giveaway

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/028877921026

Please follow the rest of the tour here, thanks:

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Library Haul 2019 (Mar 15 - 21)



Library Haul


Here's the list of books/manga/manhwa/yaoi manga I picked up this week at the library:

Hardcover:

1.  Lethal Game - Christine Feehan
2.  Potions Are For Pushovers - Tamara Berry
3.  Bubble in the Sun - Christopher Knowlton
4.  Horror Film FAQS - John Kenneth Muir

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Bunny Express Saturday 2020 (Mar 14)


Bunny Express Saturday is hosted every Saturday at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received this in the mail this week. 













The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal.

Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another.

The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation -- and also to the mayor's missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer prodigy. The murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications. And suddenly Bennett is at the center of a dangerous triangle anchored by NYPD, FBI, and a transnational criminal organization.

Michael Bennett has always been an honorable man, but sometimes -- when the lives of innocents are at stake -- honor has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.





Sometimes chasing the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning is not important. Read 3 exciting thrillers from the world's #1 bestselling writer!

HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town's unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage cousin -- and uncovers a government conspiracy in the process.

MALICIOUS: Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim's wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth -- even if it destroys the people he loves.

MALEVOLENT: Mitchum has never been more desperate. One by one his loved ones have become victims of carefully staged attacks. There's only one way to stop the ruthless mastermind intent on destroying everyone around him -- to go on the most dangerous hunt of his life.

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Weekly Book Reads (Mar 9)




Weekly Book Reads


Weekly Book Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books read last week and books you plan on finishing this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  There's a Murder Afoot - Vicki Delany
2.  Jealousy Filled Doughnuts - Ginger Bolton

Weekly Book Reading:

1.  Careless Whiskers - Miranda James
2.  The Book of Candlelight - Ellery Adams

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Library Haul 2019 (Mar 8 - 14)



Library Haul


Here's the list of books/manga/manhwa/yaoi manga I picked up this week at the library:

Hardcover:

1.  The Time for Murder is Meow - T.C. LoTempio

Bunny Express Saturday 2020 (Mar 7)


Bunny Express Saturday is hosted every Saturday at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

I received this in the mail this week.









In #1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong's latest thriller, the hidden town of Rockton is about to face a challenge none of them saw coming: a baby.

Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that's what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there's always something to worry about.

While on a much needed camping vacation with her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey hears a baby crying in the woods. The sound leads them to a tragic scene: a woman buried under the snow, murdered, a baby still alive in her arms.

A town that doesn't let anyone in under the age of eighteen, Rockton must take care of its youngest resident yet while solving another murder and finding out where the baby came from -- and whether she's better off where she is.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong again delivers an engaging, tense thriller set in perhaps the most interesting town in all of contemporary crime fiction.


Thanks St. Martin's Press!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Laura Childs's Lavender Blue Murder Blog Tour with a Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway

 

I am so excited to have Laura Childs here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Guest Post and Giveaway.

Thanks Laura and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your Lavender Blue Murder Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Laura!


Guest Post   


Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of Lavender Blue Murder, wants to know – Did I scare you?

For me, there’s nothing more satisfying than cozying up in an armchair and cracking open a book that’s spooky, scary, and raises the tiny hairs on the back of my neck.

Yes, I’ll admit that I love thrillers, suspense, dystopian novels, and vampire tales. Ever since my very first Nancy Drew Mystery – The Moss Covered Mansion, I think it was – I’ve been addicted to that blip of adrenaline that courses through my veins whenever a shadow creeps into the room, there’s a strange clunk in the attic, or the plot shifts. You know what I’m talking about – when a story suddenly lurches from bad to worse, when the threat level rises, or some sort of specter, human or otherwise, makes an appearance.

And that, of course, is why I love to write mysteries as well. For one thing, I have a long history of dabbling in the mysterious. I was the kid who slipped into the cemetery Halloween night on a dare and told hair-raising ghost stories around the campfire. In college I snuck a Ouija board into the dorm and scared the pants off everybody with my otherworldly predictions.

It only stands to reason that Charleston, South Carolina is the setting for my new book Lavender Blue Murder. Charleston is an old city loaded with historic mansions, haunted graveyards, legends about boo-hags and haunts, and long-time residents with plenty of skeletons in the attic.

Edgar Allan Poe stalked Charleston’s windswept beaches and penned his poem Annabel Lee there, and it’s said that ghosts of pirates who were strung up on its shores still walk the 250-year old back alleys. The nearby swamps and bogs are iridescent with swamp gas.

Everything aligns perfectly, you see, for a rip-roaring mystery. And here to tease you is a quick synopsis of my new book Lavender Blue Murder:

On a Sunday afternoon in autumn, tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at Reginald Doyle’s Creekmore Plantation. Because Doyle and his wife Meredith are rabid anglophiles, they’re treating their dozen or so guests to a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party.

But as gunshots explode like Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort. It’s a sharp pop, like the distinctive sound of a handgun. Worried now, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor’s lavender field where she discovers Reginald Doyle bleeding to death. Help is summoned, first responders arrive, but it’s too late for Reginald.

Doyle’s wife Meredith is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the plantation house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Theodosia wonders who wanted Reginald dead and out of the way, and maybe even torched the house to destroy evidence? Could it be the surly caretaker Jack Grimes, Reginald’s business partner Guy Thorne, neighboring land owner Carl Clewis, the so-called “lavender lady” Susan Monday, or even Reginald’s son Alex or his wife Meredith? And why has a mysterious body just been pulled out of Charleston Harbor?

Lavender Blue Murder offers drama, outrageous humor, and chills. And because Charleston is a top go-to spot, I think you’ll also enjoy my descriptions of food and landmarks.

Happy hauntings,

Laura Childs

Find me at wwwlaurachilds.com or on Facebook at Laura Childs Author





Laura Childs Bio

Laura Childs is the author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbooking Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. All have been on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. Recently, Book Riot named her mysteries to their list of “25 of the All Time Best Cozy Mystery Series.” In her previous life Laura was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show. She is married to Dr. Bob, a professor of Chinese art history, and has a new Chinese Shar-Pei puppy named Lotus.







Lavender Blue Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
21th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (March 3, 2020)
Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0451489667
ISBN-13: 978-0451489661
Digital ASIN: B07SSQ1X4R




Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede.

But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor’s lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death.

His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help.

As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald’s daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she’s made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea.

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!






About Laura Childs


Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. 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 fundraising 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 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 Mysteries 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 Mysteries 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.

Laura’s Links

Website – http://www.laurachilds.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31

Purchase Links

Amazon B and N Kobo Google Play IndieBound

Giveaway

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/028877921021

Please follow the rest of the tour here, thanks:

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Weekly Book Reads (Mar 2)




Weekly Book Reads


Weekly Book Reads is a weekly Monday Meme that is hosted by Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews:

Post the books read last week and books you plan on finishing this week.

Read Last Week:

1.  The Last Widow - Karin Slaughter
2.  A Longer Fall - Charlaine Harris

Weekly Book Reading:

1.  There's a Murder Afoot - Vicki Delany
2.  Jealousy Filled Doughnuts - Ginger Bolton
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