The Sleuth’s Conundrum – Blog Blitz & Giveaway

The Sleuth’s Conundrum – Blog Blitz & Giveaway

The Sleuth's Conundrum JustRead Blog Blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for The Sleuth’s Conundrum by Kimberly Rose Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK

The Sleuth's Conundrum

Title: The Sleuth’s Conundrum
Series: The Librarian Sleuth #3
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: November 1, 2019

Adam and Tara are sucked into a police investigation that might get Tara killed. Can Adam keep her safe or will he lose her forever?

Tara James, the local librarian assistant, is afraid her past will catch up to her when an infant is abandoned outside the Tipton County Library. Will news of the abandoned baby stir up publicity and force her to go on the run again?

Librarian Nancy Daley’s world has become complicated. Carter is pushing to set a wedding date, a woman was left for dead on the side of the road, and Tara, her assistant, is acting strange. Nancy is working every angle she can think of, but the case goes from bad to bizarre. Can she find the baby’s mother, help Tara, and plan her wedding without upsetting her life’s delicate balance?

Slow news days become a thing of the past for local reporter Adam Stacy when a dead body is discovered on the side of the road. Was the woman murdered or was it an accident? Adam’s feelings are growing for Tara, but she appears to have secrets she’s hiding. Is she somehow connected to the abandoned infant? Continue reading “The Sleuth’s Conundrum – Blog Blitz & Giveaway”

Distant Signs – Blog Tour

Distant Signs – Blog Tour

by Anne Richter

Publication Date: November 7, 2019
Neem Tree Press
Hardcover; 240 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Saga


Distant Signs is an intimate portrait of two families spanning three generations amidst turbulent political change, behind and beyond the Berlin Wall. In 1960s East Germany, Margret, a professor’s daughter from the city, meets and marries Hans, from a small village in Thuringia. The couple struggle to contend with their different backgrounds, and the emotional scars they bear from childhood in the aftermath of war. As East German history gradually unravels, with collision of the personal and political, their two families’ hidden truths are quietly revealed. An exquisitely written novel with strongly etched characters that stay with you long after the book is finished and an authentic portrayal of family life behind the iron curtain based on personal experience of the author who is East German and was 16 years old at the fall of the Berlin Wall Continue reading “Distant Signs – Blog Tour”

Room To Breathe by Liz Talley – Guest Post & Giveaway

Room To Breathe by Liz Talley – Guest Post & Giveaway

Starting and Starting Over in Room To Breathe by Liz Talley

Room to Breathe is a story of two southern women at very different stages in their lives who are experiencing the same sense of “starting over.” Daphne Witt is weeks from turning forty, in a career that she never expected, and ready to start dating after a divorce. Her daughter Ellery is essentially untested in the world. Young, beautiful, accustomed to everything going her way, Ellery finds herself with a less than dazzling job, a distracted fiancé and, for the first time ever, doubts about who she is and where she’s going. When the novel begins, we find Daphne dealing with an awakened libido she thought long dead, and Ellery struggling to accept working for her mother and living with a fiancé who has little time for her. Both women redirect their dissatisfaction toward secret desires – Daphne for a much younger contractor, and Ellery for a secret email pal who thinks she’s her mother. Like the vines of a vineyard, things get tangled quickly by decisions that not only threaten the fragile mother-daughter relationship, but each woman’s future.

One thing I really like about Daphne is her self-awareness. She’s been content to stand in the wings while everyone else in her life commandeered the spotlight, but now she’s ready to take her turn on the stage. She’s bumbled into a dream she never knew existed as a children’s author, and she’s really good at what she does and becomes an overnight success. But her family, even her ex-husband, can’t seem to let go of the woman she once was. They want the old Daphne, the one who put everyone else before herself. I intentionally gave Daphne a secret crush on a younger man and had her pay attention to her sexuality. Women of a certain age are often set aside, as if their “ sexiness” has a shelf life. I wanted Daphne awakened to the fact that as a woman entering her forties, she still needed intimacy and affection. I wanted her to struggle with the guilt, be tempted, and have a little fun with someone…young enough to date her daughter.

Ellery is the girl I once was. I remember being invincible, tossing my curls over my shoulder as a flounced around in my cheerleading skirt. The world was about me and what I wanted, what I thought I deserved. I wasn’t a bad person, but I do remember my brother once bringing my requested shoes on a throw pillow, bowing, and saying “your slippers, my lady.” I led a charmed life…until life punched me in the face. It has a tendency to do that in your mid-twenties when you find out (gasp!) the world doesn’t revolve around you. So I wanted to take a princess, toss her in the mud, and see what happened. Ellery isn’t always likable, but she’s authentic. And by the end of the book, she sees her mother as a person and not just her mother. Both Ellery and Daphne have a big growth arc in this book. Continue reading “Room To Breathe by Liz Talley – Guest Post & Giveaway”

The Forever Sky – Cover Reveal & Giveaway

The Forever Sky – Cover Reveal & Giveaway

The Forever Sky JustRead Cover RevealWelcome to the Cover Reveal for The Forever Sky, the fourth book of the Montana Gold series by Janalyn Voigt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE FOREVER SKY

Series: Montana Gold, Book 4
Author: Janalyn Voigt
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Genre: Western/Historical Romance

Can a young widow with no faith in love, hope for a future with the man who broke her heart?

Maisey isn’t about to give Rob another chance to reject her love. Why should she believe that the man who left town without a backward glance three years ago cares about her? Life had taught her all about broken dreams, and she didn’t want to hope again. If only her young daughter would stop adopting Rob as a father, ignoring him—and her own emotions–would be a whole lot easier.

Thoughts of the woman he’d left behind haunted Rob for three long years. It wouldn’t have been fair to ask Maisey to wait while he mined a gold claim. After making his fortune, he’d returned to his family in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Rob was ready to settle down, and he’d rather do so with Maisey. But after their first encounter, it was clear that he’d lost her forever.

Circumstances force Maisey and Rob into one another’s company. They learn, through hardship and loss, that the only way to one another is to surrender first to God’s love. Continue reading “The Forever Sky – Cover Reveal & Giveaway”

On The Market – Blog Tour & Giveaway

On The Market – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Tour for On The Market by Audrey Wick, hosted by Comet Readings Book Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK

Series: The Texas BBQ Brothers (Book 1)
Publication date: June 14, 2019
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group


Will she be the secret ingredient to his happiness?

Valerie Perry has just inherited her grandmother’s home in Last Stand, Texas, a far cry in the country from her city life as an organic grocery buyer in San Antonio. Her methodical daily routine suits her just fine, so she aims to freshen up the property, sell it, and take her funds back to the city. She’s only got two weeks during her vacation to make this happen. Now is the time to cash in and get out.
The oldest Hutchinson son, who people around town know as “Hutch,” is a third generation local who is poised to take over the family business with his brother, Cole. The barbeque brothers have very different ideas about the future of their restaurant, “The Hut.” Just when he thought his biggest headache was his job, Hutch meets Valerie and both their worlds are upended. He’s drawn to this fish out of water, but Valerie’s time in Last Stand has an expiration date.
Their sweet and saucy styles don’t mix, but can they both find the recipe to a happy future?

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Praise

“This is truly a feel good story.” ―Becky B., reviewer, NetGalley
On the Market is the first book I have read from Audrey Wick and it will not be the last. I loved her writing style!” ―Rachel P., reviewer, NetGalley
What a fun summer read! I really liked the whole Fixer Upper vibe from this book. Felt like I was watching Joanna Gaines at work . . .” ―Tamara C., reviewer, NetGalley
“This book is a Hallmark movie waiting to be adapted.” NetGalley reviewer

 


About the Author

Audrey Wick writes for Tule Publishing. In addition to writing, she has been a full-time professor of English at Blinn College in Texas since 2003 with articles published in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Southern Writers, Texas Town & City, The Daily Yonder, and Motherly. Her work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando SentinelThe Houston Chronicle, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Huntsville Item newspapers and various academic journals such as South Texas Studies,  Vending Machine PressThe Dead Mule School of Southern LiteratureBurnt Pine , and The International Journal of the Book. Her narrative essay “The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall” is part of Course Reader: Rhetorical Modes and The Norton Mix, two college freshman writing textbooks available, respectively, by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton.

Audrey believes the secret to happiness includes lifelong learning and good stories. But travel and coffee help. She has journeyed to over twenty countries–and sipped coffee at every one.

Finding True North, her debut novel was published by Tule Publishing on Apr 12, 2018. On Jul 26, 2018 was released Coming Home, the second book in the Texas Sisters series. The first book of the Texas BBQ Brothers series, On the Market, was released on Jul 11, 2019, by Tule Publishing, followed by Off The Market on Aug 13, 2019.

See Audrey’s photos at her website, and connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @WickWrites.


Giveaway

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The Year I Left – Blog Tour & Giveaway

The Year I Left – Blog Tour & Giveaway

by Christine Brae

Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: August 20th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Women’s Fiction


“A thousand half loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”

Carin Frost doesn’t understand what’s happening to her. A confident businesswoman, wife, and mother, she begins to resent everything about her life. Nothing makes sense. Nothing makes her feel. Maybe it’s the recent loss of her mother in a tragic accident. Or maybe she’s just losing her mind.

Enter Matias Torres. As their new business partnership thrives, so does their friendship—and his interest in her. Carin is determined to keep her distance, until a work assignment sends them to Southeast Asia where a storm is brewing on the island. In the midst of the chaos, Matias asks her to do something unimaginable, exhilarating, BOLD. Carin knows the consequences could be dire, but it may be the only way to save herself.

An honest look at love and marriage and the frailties of the human heart, this is a story of a woman’s loss of self and purpose and the journey she takes to find her way back.

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