#Featured “All Falls Down: A Novel (The Barrington Collection Book 1)” by S.M. Grady

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From The Barrington Collection…

To the outside world, Cara and Greg Stears have it all—a loving marriage, great friends, and rewarding careers. Behind closed doors, both wrestle with the aftermath of a devastating loss.

Cara seeks to distract herself by embarking on a new career.
Greg feels the plans they’ve been working towards are going up in smoke.

Instead of admitting his fears to Cara, Greg confides in his coworker, Ansley. What starts as a one-time transgression erupts into a dangerous obsession that could cost him everything.

Forced to make agonizingly difficult decisions, can Cara and Greg recover from the ultimate betrayal? Or will the dream they once shared be the same thing that rips them apart?

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#BookTour “A Plague Among Us (A Chautauqua Murder Mystery)” by Deb Pines

September 1-30, 2021 Tour

Synopsis:

A Plague Among Us by Deb Pines

When Al Martin, the editor of a satiric newspaper in Chautauqua, N.Y., reportedly dies of COVID-19, the local consensus is: good riddance.

A sister suspects foul play. She wonders why Al was cremated in a hurry.

The police stay out of it.

So it takes reporter and relentless snoop Mimi Goldman to try to find which of Al’s haters— including an estranged wife, three bitter siblings, a secretive caregiver, old enemies and the many targets of Al’s poison-pen sarcasm—might be a ruthless killer.

The novel, No. 8 in a series called “an Agatha Christie for the text-message age,” once again offers page-turning suspense. Wit. And the unforgettable setting of Chautauqua, a quirky, churchy, lakeside, Victorian cottage-filled summer arts community that launched an adult-education movement Teddy Roosevelt called “the most American thing in America.”

Kirkus Reviews calls A Plague Among Us “an intriguing and engaging crime tale” and “enjoyable novel” with “captivating characters.”

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery

Published by: KDP

Publication Date: July 1, 2021

Number of Pages: 280

ISBN: 979-8525017368

Series: Mimi Goldman Chautauqua Mysteries, Book 8 | Each book can be read

as a Stand-Alone Mystery

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Read an excerpt:

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Mimi and Sylvia were on the road again, heading to the Tissue Donor Center in Jamestown to chase Winston Suarez.

The center wasn’t far from the Loves’ funeral home. But this time Google Maps was directing them to take the highway, not back roads.

They started out the same way, heading west on 394, passing the same early landmarks: the Institution’s empty parking lots, busy golf course and We Wan Chu Cottages.

“So what’s new?” Sylvia asked.

“Too much,” Mimi said. “It’s crazy how I keep learning stuff without seeing how any of it means anything.”

“Because the medical examiner still hasn’t called?”

“Uh-huh.”

Sylvia sighed heavily. “Maybe he’s just as difficult as his dad.”

Tom Love Sr., in Mimi’s opinion, wasn’t difficult. All he had done was stand up for his son before Sylvia picked a fight with him. But Mimi let it go.

“Well, one thing I’ll grant the older one,” Sylvia said.

“What?”

“He’s above average in the looks department.”

Mimi chuckled.

“What?”

“I thought you’re done with all of that nonsense.”

“I am.”

Sylvia moved to the left lane to take the ramp onto Route 17/Interstate-86 East and floored it.

“Whoa, hey,” Mimi said. “Mario Andretti, slow down.”

Okay, okay,” Sylvia said. “Just had to get us on the highway.”

Sylvia slowed down to fit into the slow lane, sticking behind a FedEx truck going a steady 70 miles an hour.

Mimi filled Sylvia in on what she had heard from Shannon about Liam and Patrick. Their denials of knowing anything about the pranks. Their claims the decisions to have no autopsy and a quick cremation were just expedient—so Patrick could get home.

“So what time does Winston Suarez get off work?”

“I’m pretty sure it’s 5.”

Mimi had reached Winston once, described why she was calling. He got quiet, then hung up. After that, she called Winston and never reached him—leaving something like five or six messages.

They stayed on the highway about ten miles before taking the Jamestown airport exit, then winding around a maze of city streets until signs with a big “H” led them to the UPMC Hospital campus.

“Hopefully,” Sylvia said, “we’re more irresistible in person.”

The Tissue Donor Center was one of many outbuildings with medical-sounding names surrounding the redbrick main hospital.

Some were done in their own architectural style. Most, like the Tissue Donor Center, imitated the low-slung, redbrick design of the hospital, down to having a white number (for their address) and a primary-colored letter on their sides.

The letters were explained on campus signs. Building A was the main hospital. Building B, the signs said, was Outpatient Svcs. C was the Sherman Medical Bldg. D was Imaging & Medical Bldg. E was Physical Therapy, Pharmacies. F was the Tissue Donor Cntr.

Sylvia zipped past the early letters of the alphabet, slowing at F, the Tissue Donor Cntr. The main door had its name above it, an intercom to the right. Near the curb, another sign said, “No Standing any time. Ambulance Lane.”

They didn’t see any ambulances, but Sylvia decided to wait for Mimi anyway in a parking lot across the street.

“Break a leg,” Sylvia yelled as Mimi got out.

Mimi laughed.

If she did break a leg, no question, this was the place to do it. Her limb could be X-rayed at the Imaging Bldg.(D) and then set at Outpatient Svcs. (B).

At the door of the Tissue Donor Center, Mimi knocked.

“Who is it?”

The woman’s voice, through the intercom, was familiar.

“My name is Mimi Goldman,” Mimi said. “And—”

“Let me guess? You’re looking for Winston?”

Mimi laughed. “I guess I’m pretty predictable. Is he here?”

“He is. This is Hannah, by the way. We keep speaking on the phone. Why don’t I see if he’ll come out?”

Mimi had high hopes. How hard would it be for Winston to take a few steps to walk outside and see her?

On the other hand, blowing her off might be easier.

When she heard a ping, Mimi examined her phone. Sylvia, after coaching from her grandkids, texted like a teenager.

Wassup?

I asked for WS and someone said they’d get him. Just waiting.

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Standing there, Mimi went through her email. Then she switched to her latest word game addiction: Spelling Bee in The New York Times.

Players have to make the most words, four letters or longer, from seven given letters, including one letter that had to be used in every word. The words that day had to be made from BLWCHAE, with all using an E.

Mimi started with the obvious ones: BLEACH, BLECH, BEACH, EACH, LEACH, LECH. She was moving on to trickier words when the center’s door swung open.

Out stepped a tall, handsome, dark-featured young man in a white surgical mask and blue scrubs with the name SUAREZ above his shirt pocket.

“I don’t know who you are,” he said. “I don’t know why you keep asking me about this case, but . . . I’m pleading with you to drop it and just go.”

Mimi had expected an asshole, too lazy or too self-important to talk. Not a frightened young man.

“Can you say why?” she asked. “I have no idea why this case is at all sensitive.”

Winston shook his head.

“How about off the record? You have my word that I’d never tell anyone you ever spoke to me.”

“Sorry,” he said. “I can’t risk losing my job.”

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Excerpt from A Plague Among Us by Deb Pines. Copyright 2021 by Deb Pines. Reproduced with permission from Deb Pines. All rights reserved.

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Author Bio:

Deb Pines

Deb Pines, an award-winning headline writer for the New York Post, is the author of seven Mimi Goldman novels and one novelette all set in the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York where they are top sellers.
A former reporter, Deb is also a lover of puns, show tunes and indoor cycling. She lives in New York City with her husband Dave.

 

Catch Up With Deb Pines:
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Instagram – @pinesdebbie
Twitter – @pinesdeb
Facebook – @deborah.pines.9

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The Girl Behind the Mask by Sienna Grant

Genre: Romantic suspense

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Quinn

A masquerade ball.

A chance meeting.

The girl in the mask that stole my breath as our eyes met across the room.

With only her name, and my number stored in her cell, she walked away. Now, she’s the only thing I can think about.

That is until fate offers a helping hand and she turns up in the one place I never expected her to … My Casino; interviewing for a job.

Phoebe

New York. New start. But it’s not a new me.

The darkness that almost ruined me still follows, hiding in plain sight and taunting my thoughts and actions. Always questioning, always second-guessing.

It’s clear that there’s still something lingering between us…

Can I throw caution to the wind?

Do I chase happiness or will I be stuck dancing with the shadows of my past?

 

 

 

Meet the Author

Sienna Grant is a British writer from the West Midlands in the UK, who decided to step into the world of writing and has since never looked back.

She started her journey with contemporary romance as she loves a happy ever after, but has since sampled different genres and has pushed every boundary she has set herself. From contemporary romance to suspense, teen and young adult but also stepping into the darker world of Mafia and women’s fiction.

When she’s not writing, she’s a wife and mother to three children, two of which are now grown up and starting their own lives.

Sienna loves to read most romance when she can, but always with a hint of realism.

#BookTour “The Awakening of Artemis” by John Calia

TheAwakeningBT copyThere’s a new book coming out this month and if you enjoy science or speculative fiction, you’re going to love it! Check out The Awakening of Artemis by John Calia!

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The Awakening of Artemis

Expected Publication Date: September 29th, 2021

Genre: Science Fiction/ Speculative Fiction

Orphaned by war and disillusioned about her life, Diana Gutierrez-Adams is on a routine military assignment when she and her team are kidnapped by a domestic militia. She learns from her captors that her cryogenically-frozen grandfather is at the center of a high-stakes plan to steal technology that will change the world for greed and great fortune.

Challenged by the conspiracy and pulled by emotions she doesn’t fully understand, Diana’s rescue mission will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous – an adventure that embraces all her hopes for finding her true self and her place in a world dominated by powerful elites and even more powerful artificial intelligence.

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Diana knew that everyone who lived in the pods as well as anyone officially connected to the government had an embedded chip that enabled monitoring technology to identify where every individual was at any time. The chips also measured the secretion of enzymes and hormones. Algorithms had been developed to predict everyone’s wants and needs based upon those secretions. Over time, the algorithms learned from human response and adjusted their predictions accordingly – without human intervention.

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About the Author

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A Brooklyn-born, second generation American and the eldest of three boys, writing is his third career and the one about which he is most passionate. Following graduation from the US Naval Academy and active duty in the Navy, he embarked on a career in business. He began writing his blog “Who Will Lead?” in 2010 attracting over 115,000 readers. It inspired him to write his first book, an Amazon five-star rated business fable titled “The Reluctant CEO.” Currently he makes his home in Fairport, NY, a village on the Erie Canal.

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#BookReview “Feral Breed (Wolves of Chaos Valley)” by Nikki Landis

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It’s not unusual for tensions to run high in the tiny town of Morningstar where humans and wolf shifters reside together. Nothing and no one has been able to overcome the years of mistrust, hate, and attacks, and recent murders of humans, along with the approaching Chaos—the wolves’ mating season—is only making the situation worse.

Quinn, head alpha of four packs, keeps his clans in line, but it’s the rogue wolves living on the town’s periphery, that are the problem. This includes Vandal Reid; the wolf Quinn has been on a nine-year mission to kill.  Vandal is responsible for the death of Quinn’s father and the scaring of his mother. He has no thoughts of mating or raising a family… only revenge.

Until his hunt for the killer wolf leads him to Tess Warner.

This quick, steamy paranormal romance takes familiar elements of the shifter world and spins them just enough to make this read unique!

Loved the well-written characters of gruff, frustrated Quinn and laid-back, free-spirit Teague, Tess’s kid brother. They’re the perfect blend of push and pull in the story that kept Tess off-center. But it’s Tess who gets the favorite character nod. The young herbalist runs the successful family business handed down to her and takes care of Teague. Period. She walks the fine line between humans and shifters and will not be bullied or bossed around.

I would like to have known more about her background that Quinn senses, but to be fair, this is the only book in the Wolves of Chaos Valley series I’ve read, so I don’t know if characters/story lines are interconnected in previous books. I was also annoyed by her one TSTL moment, but she was being a good big sister and friend and quickly won me back over with her fight-to-the-end spirit.

It’s a good read that has me considering the rest of the series and Haunted Wolf. Don’t miss the sneak peek of this one after Feral Breed.

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The Chaos is coming . . .

Tess:

Humans and werewolves don’t mix.

We don’t share drinks at the bar, shop at the same stores, or even live in the same part of town.

There’s no trust, just decades of superstition and haunting rumors of a dark night only spoken about in hushed whispers.

I know what everyone fears.

After all, my shop is located in the center of the city.

When people want natural and herbal remedies, they come to me.

My family has helped the people of Morningstar for generations.

I hate the shifters as much as they do.

When the handsome alpha breaks into my shop and hurls accusations, I’m determined to set him straight . . . until all hell breaks loose.

Quinn:

I’m the Alpha.

It’s my responsibility to ensure my clan is protected from the humans.

Four packs that rely on the Hogan brothers to keep their secrets and families safe.

Years of mistrust, lies, and carnage have placed a wedge between my kind and the humans.

Just when I have it all under control a new threat emerges.

It’s not just my people that are in danger.

To top it off, the need for a mate surges in my blood as the Chaos approaches.

I had it all figured out until I recognized a new and tantalizing scent and the female it belongs to:

A human with a special gift, a sexy smile, and an aura that calls to me in a way I can’t seem to resist.

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#FREE “Lost on the Other Side” by D. N. Meinster

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Jim Hoyer is dead but that’s not the worst of it. He was only two days away from witnessing the series finale of his favorite television show, Lost, before his untimely expiration. After a post-life awakening in a land called Interamissa, he learns of the Looking Glass, which would let him see any place and time on Earth. As he sets out to cross this strange purgatory and find it, he is conflicted on whether to use it to watch the episode he missed or find out the reason behind his premature death.

While making his way through the unpredictable landscape, Jim encounters other lost souls in desperate need of their own closure. Cadence Corazon has to find out if her murderer was ever arrested. Brian Tiranov hopes to learn that his novels brought him posthumous success. And Omar Abed wants to check up on his family to see how they got by without him. Together, the four of them seek out the Looking Glass to find their answers while dealing with each new test and challenge that Interamissa puts in their way.

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#Featured “Embracing Ever After (Once Upon A Baby Book 1)” by Sheryl Lister

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There aren’t many things that scare tough-girl Raven Montgomery. However, the next Best Friends Challenge has her running in the opposite direction. What was she thinking? Her girls knew she’d never say no to a pact. But, when insecurities she thought she’d buried come racing to the forefront of her mind, she isn’t sure of anything anymore. Bryson is the most supportive husband a woman could ask for, yet despite his best efforts to dissuade her from worrying about the challenge, it isn’t working. Looks like she’s in too deep now, whether she likes it or not.

**For the best experience, it is recommended that you read the series in order.**

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Book 2 – Hopelessly Ever After (Angela Seals)
Book 3 – Beyond Ever After (Elle Wright)
Book 4 – Yours Ever After (Sherelle Green)

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#BookBlitz “Death in Smoke (The Cape Mysteries Book 2)” by Barbara Elle

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The Cape Mysteries, Book 2

 

Mystery, Thriller

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A bloodied body buried on Cape Cod. A cold case in Kansas.

Can Leila track down a savage killer?

After a blinding snowstorm, artist and amateur sleuth Leila Goodfriend wakes early in the morning for a walk in the woods to think, to escape. When she stumbles on the bloodied body of a woman buried in a snow bank, Leila digs desperately, her fingers bleed, shaking with fear, she knows who it is.

It’s Susie, the ex-girlfriend of Steve, a failed photographer she dumped months before.

Leila was at a creative retreat with her eccentric group of Red Barn artist friends, on a remote island off Cape Cod. On the rebound from her relationship, Leila finds herself attracted to Detective John Grace, a partner in both romance and crime investigation.

However, when the police arrive on the crime scene, Detective Grace warns her not to investigate a murder case, again. But Leila trusts her instincts and resolves to prove Steve’s innocence, at least of murder.

As an artist, Leila is convinced that bodies have a story to tell. Unauthorized, Leila observes Susie’s autopsy—and the body reveals an enigmatic clue:

Susie died on a bed of long-stemmed roses.

Steve begs Leila to help him—swearing he has evidence that Susie’s killer is a suspect in a cold case in Kansas. Leila confronts the suspect, stealing a possible clue—an arrowhead.

Tracking the trail of blood and revenge from Cape Cod to a Native American casino in Kansas, a ritualistic murder reveals a cold case killer—and a deadly secret from Leila’s past.

If you’re a fan of Lisa Gardner and Karin Slaughter, you’ll love Death In Smoke.

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Death In Vermilion

The Cape Mysteries, Book 1

A psychological mystery about art and obsession…

Leila Goodfriend is laying down the bones of a painting. When interrupted by Iris, the noisy, unlikeable artist in the studio upstairs, Leila is distracted and annoyed.

When she discovers the racket was actually Iris’ dead body hitting the floor, Leila becomes obsessed: Who murdered Iris?

The other Red Barn Cooperative artists—competitive, jealous and hypocritical—are prime suspects. They all hated Iris. “An artist owes his life to his art,”Iris said.

Iris was good for a laugh. But no one is laughing now.

In this gripping mystery, new author Barbara Elle paints a clever and twisted picture of women and sisters, whose lives are entwined by a brutal murder in a charming Cape Cod town.

Alibis fall apart. Plot twists multiply. And Leila comes to a dangerous conclusion.

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Death In Cerulean – The Cape Mysteries, Book 3

Coming 2022

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About the Author

In her stunning debut thriller, Death In Vermilion (The Cape Mysteries Book 1), acclaimed author Barbara Elle paints a clever and twisted picture of women and sisters, whose lives are entwined by a brutal murder in a Cape Cod town. Who can you trust?

Now, Death In Smoke (The Cape Mysteries Book 2) asks what’s the connection between a bloodied body buried in a snow bank on a remote island off the Cape and a cold case in Kansas? Can artist and amateur sleuth Leila Goodfriend solve this new mystery?

Barbara Elle fell in love with books and writing at a young age, honing her writing chops as a copywriter at major publishers and as a freelance journalist.

She grew up in Boston, moving to New York, but her writing draws on people and places from her childhood.

Barbara Elle continues collecting characters and plots, often traveling the world with her touring musician husband, the musical director for rock and roll icon Cyndi Lauper. In her travels, Barbara has explored Buddhist temples in Beijing, crypts in Vienna and Kabuki Theater in Tokyo.

Death in Cerulean, Book 3 in The Cape Mysteries, is scheduled for publication in 2022.

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#Featured “MoonShadow Murder (Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 4)” by Rich Curtin

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A nineteen-year-old girl named Sunshine disappears one evening from the back-country commune where she lives. She’s found the next day about a mile away, dead by strangulation.

The other residents of the commune, an unusual collection of dropouts from society, are all potential suspects as Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera tries to make sense of an odd collection of clues. In the end, the deputy’s own life is endangered as he gets closer to understanding the motive for Sunshine’s murder.

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