Review

Anthology Spotlight- Six Merry Little Murders

Indulge yourself with this collection of delectable cozy mystery novellas from 6 of today’s most beloved authors!

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SIX MERRY LITTLE MURDERS includes brand new stories from Lee Strauss, Karen MacInerney, CeeCee James, Nancy Warren, Molly Fitz, and Addison Moore.

This anthology includes the following stories: 

 
Lee Strauss – MURDER BY PLUM PUDDING

There’s nothing more fun than a festive holiday dinner party and Ginger Reed, the former Lady Gold, has Hartigan House decorated and the gramophone playing. Dressed in her finest Parisian low-waisted gown, feather-topped tiara, and T-strapped Italian leather shoes, Ginger is ready to host the delectable event.

It’s a jolly good time, until someone chokes on the pudding.

Is it an accident or is it murder? And can Ginger unravel the mystery before the church bells ring and New Year’s Day dawns?

Karen MacInerney – SLAY BELLS RING

It’s Christmastime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy bundling mistletoe bunches and cedar swags for the Buttercup Christmas Market when a neighbor’s houseguest keels over right next to her peach orchard. Was it a stray bullet from a hunter that took him out? Or did a guest at the fancy ranch next door decide to scratch somebody off his or her Christmas list? It’s up to Lucy to unwrap the mystery… before the holiday killer strikes again.

CeeCee James – CHRISTMAS AT BAKER STREET

In this Baker Street spin-off, Oscar and Cecelia find themselves and the guests snowed in this Christmas holiday. What should be all sugar cookies and hot cocoa takes a drastic turn when one of the guests turns up cold—as in stone cold dead. With no help in sight, the two hope to find the killer before anyone else gets iced out, including them.

Nancy Warren – CAT’S PAWS AND CURSES

In this classic closed room mystery, someone is murdered during a knitting class. But how was it possible? Lucy Swift and her band of undead knitters must catch the culprit before there’s a second Christmas catastrophe!

Molly Fitz – MEOWY CHRISTMAS MAYHEM

It’s Angie’s first Christmas as a pet owner, and she can’t wait to celebrate with Octo-Cat, Paisley, and Nan. All it takes is a little finely-crafted trickery to get her crabby tabby into the local pet supply store for a special photo opportunity with Santa. Unfortunately, the jolly old soul is found dead in the stock room before he ever gets the chance to say “cheese.” Angie and her motley crew of sidekicks need to work fast to find the culprit and prevent any further suspicious holiday slaying… Otherwise, the most wonderful time of the year could end up becoming the most murderous season Blueberry Bay has ever seen.

Addison Moore – CHRISTMAS FUDGE FATALITY

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.

The holidays have arrived and the Jolly Holly Tree Lot is hosting a special event that has the entire town bustling to get a picture with the jolly old elf himself. And I’m just as anxious as anyone to get to the front of the line, but that body I stumble upon threatens to take the joy right out of the sea.

I was so honored to receive an advanced copy of this anthology and I have read EVERY single book. They are all 5 stars from Miss W!!!

One of my favorite things about anthologies is trying new authors and let me tell you I found two new authors that I am looking up ALL their books now!!!! An anthology is a great taster for an authors work and writing style and I am truly in love with all these stories!!!!

Can you believe you get all 6 stories for only $.99????

Click HERE to get your copy !!!!!

Tell me have you ready any of these fantastic authors????

This was such a fun collection, I am thrilled to share it with you all today.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Blog Tour-Before the Devil Fell by Neil Olson & a Giveaway !

I am thrilled to be partnering with Hanover Square Press to bring you my stop on the book blog tour for Before the Devil Fell by Neil Olson .

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About the book :

“Equal parts engaging and creepy, this twisty tale deftly examines how secrets and regret can continue to reverberate through generations. A suspenseful story that examines how families haunt each other in life and death; possibly too creepy for late-night reading.” —Kirkus Reviews

Will Connor returns to his hometown, a village north of Boston, to care for his injured mother. He’s kept his distance from the town since high school, but once home he finds himself reexamining a horrific incident that took place during one of his mother’s “spirit circles.” His mother had embraced the hippie generation’s fascination with New Age and the arcane, but the unexpected death of a close friend put an end to the meetings of the modern-day coven.

Or did it?

As Will looks deeper into his family’s history he discovers that her practices weren’t so much a passing fad but the latest link in a long tradition of New England witchcraft, which still seems to hold a strange power over the town. Will hopes that unearthing the facts about the death will put his questions to rest, but there are those willing to resort to violence to keep those secrets buried.

Miss W’s review:

5 stars from Miss W!!!! 

I really enjoyed Before the Devil Fell. This is the perfect read for halloween and fall. This book has everything, the occult, secrets, witchcraft, magic and a suspenseful mystery that I won’t soon forget. 

The setting is a small New England town and was perfectly described down to each chilling detail. I have lived in New England my whole life so the accuracy of the setting quite impressed me.

The characters were complex and well fleshed out.

A great read that I highly recommend.

Order your copy of The Devil Fell here !

Thank you to Hanover Square Press I have a copy of Before the Devil Fell to give away to one lucky follower! Comment below and let me know if you have read any books about magic or witchcraft to be entered to win! I will pick a winner on October 31, 2019.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Blog Tour-A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber with a Giveaway!

I am excited to be partnering with MIRA publishing to bring you my stop on the Blog Tour for A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber.

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About the Book: 

For cult mystery aficionados…

A Girl named Anna by Lizzy Barber is a compulsive suspense about two teens girls: one lives in the shadow of her abducted sister, the other is desperate to uncover the sinister truth behind her strange and reclusive upbringing. In their frantic search for answers, both become dangerously enmeshed in a frightening international conspiracy with a powerful and corrupt religious group at its center.

Miss W’s Review: 

5 Stars from Miss W!!!!!!

I really loved this debut novel by Lizzy Barber.

I really enjoyed that the narrative was written from two perspectives, Anna and Rosie whose story revealed itself in alternating chapters. The reader knew more than Anna and Rosie and I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the story to catch up to what was in my mind.

This is such a well written book that is expertly paced with a perfectly timed progression.

The characters were complex, complicated and well fleshed out which I really appreciate.

I loved the twists and turns and especially the ending. Read the epilogue!

This is a compelling read and honestly cannot believe this is a debut author.

I highly recommend this book.

 

Publication Date: 9/3/19

Get your copy HERE!

I mentioned a GIVEAWAY!

Thank you to MIRA for providing a paperback of A Girl Named Anna to one LUCKY follower.

Just drop a comment below to be entered to win and I will pick a winner on 10/20/19!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review-Room To Breathe by Liz Talley

I am excited to bring you my book review for Room to Breathe by Liz Talley!

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Note: I had just finished this book a few days ago and I had planned on posting my review closer to the publication date of November 1, 2019 but Room to Breathe was chosen as one of Amazon’s First Read picks for October! So Exciting!!!!! If you have Amazon Prime, you can choose this book to read for FREE! I know !!!!!! I was so excited! 

Here is the link to get the book for FREE if you have Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/firstreads

About the Book:

A funny, emotional novel full of southern charm about a mother and daughter ready to start over.

“Liz Talley delivers. Her dialogue is crisp and smart, her characters are vivid and real, her stories are unputdownable.” —Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author

For a good part of Daphne Witt’s life, she was a supportive wife and dutiful mother. Now that she’s divorced and her daughter, Ellery, is all grown up, Daphne’s celebrating the best part of her life, a successful career, and a flirtation with an attentive hunk fifteen years her junior…who happens to be her daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Ellery is starting over, too. She’s fresh out of college. Her job prospects are dim. And to support her fiancé in med school, she’s returned home as her mother’s new assistant. Ellery never expected her own life plan to take such a detour. With no outlet for her frustration, she lets an online flirtation go a little too far, especially considering her pen pal thinks he’s corresponding with her mother.

As love lives tangle, secrets spill, and indiscretions are betrayed, mother and daughter will have a lot to learn—not only about the mistakes they’ve made but also about the men in their lives and the women they are each hoping to become.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W!!!!!! 

I fell in LOVE with this book.

I loved the characters. This book resonated with me especially the idea of how to live your true authentic life on your own terms and that is exactly what the protagonist Daphne was on a journey to do. The story was well developed with a quite a few plot twists which kept me engaged and flipping the pages like a frantic person.

The characters were well fleshed out and complex.

If you haven’t read this author, you are very much missing out. I really enjoy Liz Talley’s writing style that keeps the readers attention. I was so invested in these characters, I was sad to see the book end.

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Until the next chapter,
Wilfrieda

Blog Tour-Puppy Christmas by Lucy Gilmore

Puppy Christmas
By Lucy Gilmore
Publication Date 9/24/2019

Sourcebooks Casablanca

I love sweet romance stories. Add in a dog and Christmas and what is NOT to love!  I am thrilled to partner with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring you Miss W’s stop on the book blog tour for Puppy Christmas by Lucy Gilmore.

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Look at this cover!!! Cover Love!!!

About the Book:

These adorable service puppies are matchmakers in the making…
Lila Vasquez might not be the “fun one” at Puppy Promise—the service puppy
training school she runs with her sisters—but she can always be counted on to
get things done. So when her latest client shows an interest in princess gowns
over power suits, Lila puts aside her scruples, straps on the glittery heels, and
gets to work.

If only the adorable six-year-old’s father wasn’t such an appealing Prince Charming.
Ford’s whole life revolves around his daughter…until he meets Lila. Smart, capable, and amazing at helping Emily gain confidence with her new service puppy at her side, Lila is everything he ever wanted—but she’s way out of his league. Good thing Emily and her new pup are up to the matchmaking task. This Christmas, it’s all hands (and paws) on deck!

Miss W’s Review: 

Puppy Christmas is a holiday must read book! Puppy Christmas is the second in the Forever Home Series that feature the sisters who own and run Puppy Promise.

This was a wonderfully well written Christmas romance with amazing characters.
The character driven storyline flowed seamlessly.

Puppy Christmas is not only a Christmas romance, it is a story about friendship, love, hope , and family which include our loveable furry friends.

This is a super cute, funny holiday romance that you do not want to miss!

About the Author:

Lucy Gilmore is a contemporary romance author with a love of puppies, rainbows, and happily ever afters. She began her reading (and writing) career as an English literature major and ended as a die-hard fan of romance in all forms. When she’s not rolling around with her two Akitas, she can be found hiking, biking, or with her nose buried in a book. Visit her online at http://lucygilmore.com. She lives in the Spokane, WA area.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Puppy Christmas Today:

Purchase Links:

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Walmart: http://bit.ly/2HWFRro

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Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca I have a FANTASTIC giveaway to share with you:

Click HERE to enter!!!!!

Here is the whole series listed, check them all out!!!!

Service Puppies Series:
Puppy Love (Book 1)
Puppy Christmas (Book 2)
Puppy Kisses (Book 3)

Let me know how  you like the book! Leave me a comment below.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Book Tour-The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger

I am thrilled to be partnering with Park Row books and sharing with you my stop on the book blog tour for The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger.

Park Row Books • Hardcover/eBook • PUB DATE: September 17, 2019

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About the Book:

Even good people are drawn to do evil things … Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice–and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go?

Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W!!!! 

I will start out by saying I have read every single one of Lisa Unger’s books. She is one of my favorite authors. She never disappoints in her story telling. The Stranger Inside took me on a roller coaster ride that I never wanted to get off. 

The story is well written. I enjoy the writing style portraying different points of view through 12 year old Laraine and Hank. I thought that I knew what direction the story was going in and then BOOM an incredible twist that changed the trajectory of the whole story. 

The characters are so well developed and fleshed out. The author has an extreme talent for writing characters in such a way that you understand their thoughts before you even read the words on the page.  

Without giving anything away, the end was SHOCKING , the ultimate twist. 

I highly recommend The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger. 

I am clearly not the only one that LOVED this book ! 

Praise for the Stranger Inside:

“This complex psychological thriller digs deep into the layers of trauma that linger
long after a terrible crime.”—Kirkus, STARRED review

“Unger’s well-honed craft shows in her unmasking the avenger early on and
using the reveal to ratchet up suspense.”—Publishers Weekly

“A delicious path of fear, lies, and long-awaited justice, with an
ending that will leave jaws dropping.”—Booklist

“A darkly thrilling tale of survival and obsession. Lisa Unger never disappoints.”
—Riley Sager, bestselling author of Lock Every Door

About the Author:

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Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author
of seventeen novels, including THE STRANGER INSIDE. With
millions of readers worldwide and novels published in twenty-six
languages, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. In
2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by
only a few writers including Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. The
Edgar-nominated Under My Skin is also a finalist for the prestigious
Hammett Prize. And the original short story The Sleep Tight Motel is a
#1 bestselling single.

Click here to buy your copy of The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger.

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I would love to know if you have read Lisa Unger before. Drop me a comment.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Book Review-Valleys, Vehicles & Victims by Tonya Kappes

Y’all!!!! I am so excited for Valley, Vehicles & Victims by Tonya Kappes! I got my grabby hands on an early copy and let me tell you 5 amazing stars!!!!!!

Publication Date 9/27/19 Free to read in Kindle Unlimited

This is Book 9 in the Campers & Criminals Cozy series and this series is so dang good!

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About the Book: 

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where nothing is normal!

The Daniel Boone National Forest is gorgeous in the fall. The leaves have painted the sides of the mountains with yellow, oranges, reds and browns you won’t see anywhere else. That’s why it’s such a popular destination for weddings!

When a wedding party show up at Happy Trails Campground, Mae West is thrilled. She’s all things girly and excited to assist the bride in all things southern, which is what the bride is hankering for.

Mae recognizes the parents of the bride when they arrive. They are from her past. The past she’s been desperately trying to escape…especially since it was the time she was married to Paul West. This just isn’t any couple, it’s the owners of the famous Moonbucks Coffee Company.

Determined to get the happy couple married off and on their way, hoping to see some of her past drive off forever, Mae volunteers herself and the Laundry Club ladies to become the wedding coordinators.

The wedding is set to take place in the beautiful wedding barn at the Old Train Station Motel, only Gert Hobson, the owner of Trails Coffee Shop and providing the coffee for the happy couple, has decided there’s no way she’s going to help out with Tom Moon’s daughter’s wedding since she claims how years ago Tom Moon STOLE her coffee blend recipe known today as the special Moonbucks blend.

A public fight between Gert and Tom leaves Gert a prime suspect after a member of the wedding party is found dead at the wedding venue. There might not be a happily ever after for the bride to be or Gert Hobson if Mae West and the Laundry Club ladies don’t solve the murder before the wedding party’s RV rolls out of town.

Miss W’s Review:

Valleys, Vehicles, & Victims OH MY!!!!! This is Book 9 in the Camper & Criminal Cozy Series!

I absolutely loved this book. We are back in Normal Kentucky. I was so thrilled to learn more about Mae. I loved a Bridal Party showing up at Happy Trails campground.

The characters in this series are so real y’all. I really want to live there, except for all the murders, ha! The mystery was so great and I loved little flashbacks of earlier adventures.

This could totally be read as a stand alone thanks to the author and her ability to intertwine key elements from previous stories. I do think you will have a better time if you read them all though because they are fantastic.

Take a visit to Normal Kentucky, where everyone is family. I do love how the community rallies up to help Mae. Such a well written story with twists as great as the characters!

Get your copy HERE !!!!!

Did you all know that Tonya Kappes now has a store on her website? I was SO excited and I HAD to order me some Campers & Criminals goodies!!!!!

Check out this amazing mug and bag! I was so excited to get these in the mail today !!!

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Go visit Tonya Kappes store and you can get these goodies and SIGNED books!

You can visit her store here!

Have you read the camper & criminal series yet??? Its so good!

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Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda