04 December 2021

You Can't Candle the Truth (Glenmyre Whim Mysteries) by Sarah E. Burr Book Tour and Giveaway!

You Can't Candle the Truth (Glenmyre Whim Mysteries) by Sarah E. Burr

About You Can't Candle the Truth

 

You Can't Candle the Truth (Glenmyre Whim Mysteries) 

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Independently Published (November 16, 2021) 

Digital Number of Pages: 267 pages 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09DDBVSRD

Candlemaker Hazel Wickbury has a secret. She knows when someone is going to die.

 Welcome to Crucible, a small town with a storied history. Founded by five prestigious families, Crucible has been tucked away in upstate New York for centuries under the protection of a shield enchantment cast by Jedidiah Glenmyre, Hazel's revered ancestor. The enchanted barrier is meant to protect Crucible from anything bad ever happening to the town. No crime, no awful weather, no natural disasters…a haven from the greater world. 
Until the heir to a billion-dollar company is found dead in his home. With the help of her uncanny power, known as a "whim," Hazel realizes foul play is involved. But more than being concerned about a murderer running loose and Jedidiah Glenmyre's protection shield deteriorating, Hazel and her aunt Poppy are worried the town's kindhearted art teacher will be charged with the sinister crime.
Hazel and Poppy team up with an internationally acclaimed mystery author visiting Crucible to figure out who had it in for the victim. Their fledgling investigation has them questioning if long-time friends have turned into foes and whether blood is really thicker than water. 
Determined to prove her friend innocent, Hazel is ready to shine a light on the real killer…if they don't snuff her out first.
 

About Sarah E. Burr

Sarah E. Burr lives near New York City. Hailing from the small town of Appleton, Maine, she has been dreaming of being Nancy Drew since she was a little girl. Since she wasn’t stumbling across any crime scenes in corporate America, Sarah left her career in healthcare technology to write mysteries of her own.

You Can’t Candle the Truth is Sarah’s first foray into the paranormal cozy genre, and there's even more murder and mystery in the works for Sarah. #FOLLOWME FOR MURDER, first in the TRENDING TOPIC MYSTERIES, shines the spotlight on a social media PR expert after she discovers a dead body in her clients' store, forcing her to untangle a web of secrets in her small, beachside town. This title is expected in February 2022 by Level Best Books. Sarah is also the author of the Court of Mystery series, where murder is always a royal affair for her heroine, Duchess Jacqueline.

Sarah attended Elmira College and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies. She loves to weave these themes into her writing. When she’s not spinning up new stories, Sarah is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks with her dog, Eevee. She is represented by Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

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03 December 2021

The Castilian Pomegranate (The Castilian Saga, Book 2) By Anna Belfrage Blog Tour! #HistoricalFiction #HistoricalRomance #Medieval #medievalspain #CoffeePotBookClub #BlogTour @annabelfrageauthor @coffeepotbookclub @abelfrageauthor @maryanneyarde

 


Book Title: The Castilian Pomegranate

Series: (The Castilian Saga, Book 2)

Author: Anna Belfrage

Publication Date: 1st October 2021

Publisher: Timelight Press

Page Length: 400 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance



An enraged and grieving queen commands them to retrieve her exquisite jewel and abandon their foundling brat overseas—or never return.


Robert FitzStephan and his wife, Noor, have been temporarily exiled. Officially, they are to travel to the courts of Aragon and Castile as emissaries of Queen Eleanor of England. Unofficially, the queen demands two things: that they abandon Lionel, their foster son, in foreign lands and that they bring back a precious jewel – the Castilian Pomegranate.


Noor would rather chop off a foot than leave Lionel in a foreign land—especially as he’s been entrusted to her by his dead father, the last true prince of Wales. And as to the jewel, stealing it would mean immediate execution. . . 


Spain in 1285 is a complicated place. France has launched a crusade against Aragon and soon enough Robert is embroiled in the conflict, standing side by side with their Aragonese hosts. 


Once in Castile, it is the fearsome Moors that must be fought, with Robert facing weeks separated from his young wife, a wife who is enthralled by the Castilian court—and a particular Castilian gallant. 


Jealousy, betrayal and a thirst for revenge plunge Noor and Robert into life-threatening danger. 


Will they emerge unscathed or will savage but beautiful Castile leave them permanently scarred and damaged?  


Trigger Warnings: Sexual content, violence


This novel is available on #KindleUnlimited


Universal Link: http://myBook.to/POMEGRANATE


Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09FP655ZH

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FP655ZH

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09FP655ZH

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09FP655ZH



Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with two absorbing interests: history and writing. Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England.  


Anna has also published The Wanderer, a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense trilogy with paranormal and time-slip ingredients. 


The Castilian Pomegranate is the second in her “Castilian” series, a stand-alone sequel to her September 2020 release, His Castilian Hawk. Set against the complications of Edward I’s invasion of Wales, His Castilian Hawk is a story of loyalty, integrity—and love. In The Castilian Pomegranate, we travel with the protagonists to the complex political world of medieval Spain, a world of intrigue and back-stabbing.


Her most recent release prior to The Castilian Pomegranate is The Whirlpools of Time in which she returns to the world of time travel. Join Duncan and the somewhat reluctant time-traveller Erin on their adventures through the Scottish Highlands just as the first Jacobite rebellion is about to explode! 


All of Anna’s books have been awarded the IndieBRAG Medallion, she has several Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choices, and one of her books won the HNS Indie Award in 2015. She is also the proud recipient of various Reader’s Favorite medals as well as having won various Gold, Silver and Bronze Coffee Pot Book Club awards.

 

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Website: www.annabelfrage.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abelfrageauthor

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BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/anna-belfrage

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anna-Belfrage/e/B008C89JB8

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6449528.Anna_Belfrage


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A Mystery of Murder (Jan Christopher Mysteries, Episode 2) By Helen Hollick Blog Tour! #JanChristopherMysteries #BlogTour #CoffeePotBookClub@HelenHollick @maryanneyarde @coffeepotbookclub

 


Book Title: A Mystery of Murder

Series: Jan Christopher Mysteries, Episode 2

Author: Helen Hollick

Publication Date: 14th November 2021

Publisher: Taw River Press

Page Length: 160 Pages

Genre: Cozy Mystery


‘Had I known what was to happen soon after we arrived at Mr and Mrs Walker’s lovely old West Country house, my apprehension about spending Christmas in Devon would have dwindled to nothing.’


Library Assistant Jan Christopher is to spend Christmas with her boyfriend, DS Laurie Walker and his family, but when a murder is discovered, followed by a not very accidental accident, the traditional Christmas spirit is somewhat marred... 


What happened to Laurie’s ex-girlfriend? Where is the vicar’s wife? Who took those old photographs? And will the farmer up the lane ever mend those broken fences? 


Set in 1971, this is the second Jan Christopher Cozy Mystery. Join her (and an owl and a teddy bear) in Devon for a Christmas to remember.


Will the discovery of a murder spoil Christmas for Jan Christopher and her boyfriend DS Laurie Walker – or will it bring them closer together?


Read for free with #KindleUnlimited subscription.


Universal Link:  http://mybook.to/AMysteryOfMurder


Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mystery-Murder-Christopher-Episode-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B09GFRT61Y


Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09GFRT61Y

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Mystery-Murder-Christopher-Episode-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B09GFRT61Y

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Mystery-Murder-Christopher-Episode-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B09GFRT61Y

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59014369-a-mystery-of-murder


Helen Hollick and her family moved from north-east London in January 2013 after finding an eighteenth-century North Devon farm house through being a ‘victim’ on BBC TV’s popular Escape To The Country show. The thirteen-acre property was the first one she was shown – and it was love at first sight. She enjoys her new rural life, and has a variety of animals on the farm, including Exmoor ponies and her daughter’s string of show jumpers.

 

First accepted for publication by William Heinemann in 1993 – a week after her fortieth birthday – Helen then became a USA Today Bestseller with her historical novel, The Forever Queen (titled A Hollow Crown in the UK) with the sequel, Harold the King (US: I Am The Chosen King) being novels that explore the events that led to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Her Pendragon’s Banner Trilogy is a fifth-century version of the Arthurian legend, and she also writes a pirate-based nautical adventure/fantasy series, The Sea Witch Voyages. Despite being impaired by the visual disorder of Glaucoma, she is also branching out into the quick read novella, 'Cosy Mystery' genre with the Jan Christopher Mysteries, set in the 1970s, with the first in the series, A Mirror Murder incorporating her, often hilarious, memories of working for thirteen years as a library assistant.

 

Her non-fiction books are Pirates: Truth and Tales and Life of A Smuggler. She also runs Discovering Diamonds, a review blog for historical fiction, a news and events blog for her village and the Community Shop, assists as ‘secretary for the day’ at her daughter’s regular showjumping shows – and occasionally gets time to write...

 

Social Media Links:


Website: https://helenhollick.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelenHollick

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

Amazon Author Page: https://viewauthor.at/HelenHollick 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/477847.Helen_Hollick

Blog: https://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.com/

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02 December 2021

Where the Light Shines Through: An Olivia Penn Mystery by Kathleen Bailey Book Tour and Giveaway!

 

Where the Light Shines Through: An Olivia Penn Mystery by Kathleen Bailey

About Where the Lights Shines Through

 

Where the Light Shines Through: An Olivia Penn Mystery 

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rhino Publishing LLC (November 30, 2021) 

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 330 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956270027 

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956270020 

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 330 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956270019 

SBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956270013 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09H9G1ZWF 

Castle meets Clue in this fun, fast-paced, fresh take on the cozy mystery.

 

Olivia’s syndicated advice column is about solving problems … not murders. But when she returns to her hometown of Apple Station in Virginia to visit her dad, she has five days to expose a killer or fall prey as the next victim.

 

Olivia had planned for a week of rest and relaxation before her move to New York for a promotion and a chance to pursue her publishing dreams. Within hours of arriving home, her world changes forever with the death of someone dear. A promise to a grieving mother leads her to uncover secrets from the past that put her life in danger, leaving her at a crossroads. Does she risk investigating further or settle for the security of the life that awaits? Will she chase after what she thinks she wants or listen to what her heart needs?

 

With the support of friends and family, a tenuous alliance with the lead police detective, and the bravery of an intrepid beagle, she races to protect her dad, rescue an unlikely ally, and bring a murderer to justice.

 

When all seems lost, will Olivia summon the strength and courage she needs to see where the light shines through?

 

Join the journey in the first novel of The Olivia Penn Mystery Series. If you grew up reading Nancy Drew, you’ll love this cozy mystery that entertains with heart and humor amid a charming cast of characters set in a small Southern town.

 

Escape to enjoy a captivating, heartwarming story that will inspire you to be the hero of your own life.

 

About Kathleen Bailey


Kathleen Bailey is the author of Where the Light Shines Through, the first novel in The Olivia Penn Mystery Series. She writes mysteries with heart and humor that keep to the traditional and cozy sides of crime. Kathleen has degrees in English, psychology, and physical therapy. She previously worked as a pediatric physical therapist for over twenty years with children who have special needs. She now spends her days obsessively plotting and sleuthing in Virginia. When she is not incognito, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and the James River Writers.

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December 4 – Diane Reviews Books - REVIEW
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December 5 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT
December 6 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
December 7 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST
December 8 – Nellie's Book Nook – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
December 9 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
December 9 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog - SPOTLIGHT
December 10 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews - REVIEW
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Adventure Cat (Crazy Cat Lady Mystery) by Mollie Hunt Book Tour and Giveaway!

 

Adventure Cat (Crazy Cat Lady Mystery)
by Mollie Hunt

About Adventure Cat

Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Independently Published (November 17, 2021)
Digital – Print length ‏ : ‎ 263 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09JDYDW6X

"An elfin recluse, a handsome feline archaeologist, a stolen artifact, and one very special cat…
 

Five years ago, cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon discovered a gym bag in a warehouse. Inside the bag were a kitten, a cat toy, and ten thousand dollars. Then shots began to fly. Now, half a decade later, Lynley is thrown back with the very people from whom she’d been running.

 Adventure cats, those fantastic felines who go boating, hiking, and traveling into the wilds! When Friends of Felines cat shelter starts their own adventure cat group, taking cats for strolls in the quiet parks of Portland, Lynley can’t wait to join up.

 Then disaster happens! Dirty Harry slips out of his harness and runs up the Mt. Tabor hillside, leading Lynley on a merry chase. Finally she finds him resting in the arms of an enigmatic stranger named Carry. Carry lives a solitary life in a bungalow at the top of the hill, surrounded by an amazing red-foliaged garden. Carry has a cat of her own, the very kitten Lynley rescued five years previous and been shot at for the effort! Suddenly Lynley finds herself embroiled in the caper that precipitated that long-ago encounter. She survived the first round, but can her luck continue to hold?"

Prologue

 

The Lady tapped a blood-red fingernail on the lacquered table. The Man in Black cowered before her, looking much like a naughty child.

“You lost the Mafdet?” It was a curse.

“There were unforeseen circumstances, ma’am.”

“There are always unforeseen circumstances, Kurt. That’s why I pay you the big bucks.”

“Yes, ma’am.”

The woman rose and began to pace. Her Chinese robe swept the ground as she walked in spite of her four-inch spike heels. She paused and faced the window, a black void of night. Tossing back a long lock of pewter hair, she returned her attention to Kurt.

“We will retrieve the Goddess—the kitten is microchipped. But the artifact, Kurt. The artifact. How are we to recover it now?”

“It’s hidden in the ball, the cat toy. Maybe whoever took the Goddess will keep it with her, figure it’s hers.”

The woman said nothing, and Kurt lowered his head, knowing what a long shot that would be. The Mafdet, ancient and beyond price, cleverly encased in a fifty-cent bauble, could be anywhere by now.

“Find the Goddess. Find the artifact.”

“And the money?”

Ice-green eyes shot a gorgon stare. “The money will come out of your cut.”

“Yes, ma’am,” Kurt sighed.

As the fingernail began to drum the table once more, Kurt turned and exited the room. He breathed with relief as he always did upon leaving the Lady’s deadly presence, but his relief was short-lived as he considered the impossible task before him.

About Mollie Hunt


Cat Writer Mollie Hunt is the award-winning author of two cozy series, the Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and the Tenth Life Paranormal Mysteries

Her Cat Seasons Sci-Fantasy Tetralogy features extraordinary cats saving the world. Mollie also pens a bit of cat poetry. Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, the Cat Writers’ Association, and Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA). She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like her cat lady character, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

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Website: https://molliehuntcatwriter.com/

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Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/MollieHuntCatWriter/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7768987.Mollie_Hunt

Twitter: @MollieHuntCats

Sign up for Mollie’s Extremely Informal Newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/c0fOTn.

Purchase Link – Amazon 

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

November 29 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

November 30 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST

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December 1 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

December 2 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

December 2 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW

December 2 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

December 3 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT  

December 3 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT


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