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Monday, January 28, 2019

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

ICE BLONDE by ELAINE VIETS

MY REVIEW:

I loved the way author Elaine Viets gives her protagonist Angela Richman a keen mind despite her health vulnerabilities. I found the characters believable, which was impressive as she tackled a variety of ages and socio-economic strata. The missing girl, Julie is in her teens, as are her friends and there is a nice array of adult characters.
The secrecy of the wealthy makes the investigation's twists and turns believable and the settings often opulent.I love to guess the ending and this one stumped me. I loved the paperback copy I bought at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore in Delray Beach, Florida.


Ice Blonde

(Angela Richman, Death Investigator #3)

 4.41  ·   Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The last thing Chouteau County death investigator Angela Richman wants to do during the holidays is her job. So it’s with some trepidation that she agrees to help the desperate Mr. and Mrs. LaRouche when they show up on her doorstep.

Their daughter Juliet is missing. She was last seen leaving a high school party just before midnight, and they’d like Angela’s help getting their trusted local detectives involved. The officer assigned to the case—Chouteau newcomer Det. Jace Budewitz—is far too blunt and impolite for their liking. And with the weather murderously cold, they can’t bear the thought that their little princess is in the harsh winter wilderness.

Discreetly investigating Juliet’s disappearance, Angela finds herself struggling to break through the silence from the rich teenagers who knew Juliet and their infuriatingly detached parents. She also discovers that their vicious bias against the local working class has cast a shadow over the case.

The more she digs, the less Angela can comprehend the lengths the one percent will go to protect their own. Angela must work quickly as she searches for answers with the acute awareness that Juliet LaRouche edges closer to becoming just a memory…
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kelli A Wilkins Award Winning Author


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Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books.

She writes romances in historical, fantasy, gay, contemporary, and paranormal genres. Her first book with Medallion Press, The Viking’s Witch, won a Gold IPPY Award for Best Romance Ebook.

While her romances span many genres and heat levels, she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror fiction.

Kelli’s horror stories have been published in several anthologies, including Moon Shadows, Wrapped in White, The Best of the First Line, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, Frightmares, Mistresses of the Macabre, The Four Horsemen, andWhat If.... She also released three horror ebooks: Kropsy’s Curse, Dead Til Dawn, and Nightmare in the North. 

Her writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative guide filled with practical advice, handy tips, and motivating writing exercises all writers can use.

In addition to her fiction, Kelli has authored four pet care guides: Cats, Quick & Easy Cat & Kitten Care, The Simple Guide to Cats, and Hermit Crabs for Dummies.

Kelli was raised in upstate New York and is a graduate of Voorheesville High School, where she began writing short stories and taking creative writing classes. Rural settings and small towns often appear in many of her stories.

She received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Dramatic Arts from Hofstra University and completed the Commercial Writer's Certificate Program at Middlesex County College in New Jersey.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

#BOOKREVIEWCREW for DEATH OF A SCULPTOR

Death of a Sculptor
In Hue, Shape and Color by
M.C.V. Egan
Murder Story
141 pages
Bruce Jones, an extremely famous sculptor, is dead on Palm Beach. At the funeral, his eldest daughter Clair -- herself a famous actress and her brother Aaron, an attorney-- take control of the arrangements
and all four (yes, four!) ex-wives are seated in the same back pew while all the children from the various marriages are up front.
Bruce is a passionate man who loves deeply -- for seven years. Then he moves on. Each wife is wooed while becoming his muse of the moment. Each wife is assigned a color in his sketches. The fifth and current Mrs. Jones is behaving oddly and suddenly all the wives realize the sketch of his newest work is none of them!
This bewitchingly clever story in 141 pages is told in the voices of each of the eighteen people involved -- with the underlying message of the importance of family - both born and chosen. It's an important message.
I loved this book and highly recommend it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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A word, a single word defines a moment for Anne. She needs to find a new one when her spouse leaves her at the age of 47, coming out of the closet literally in a closet. She finds herself back in her hometown among her high school friends which she left behind in her past.

An inheritance from a friend leaves her with the means to meddle and spy on the lives of some of their mutual acquaintances. In an attempt to run from her reality Anne gets engrossed in a game of “fun” and “flirtation” with her friend and fellow sufferer Connie at her side. Anne however did not read all the files and what to her is fun games turns into a deadly reality. It is no longer a game.
Life, death and not even a defining word can stop the reality of manipulation.
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction Thanks sounds better than Chick Lit
Cold Coffee Review: Like so many in our mobile society, Anne had left her upper middle-class town to live, work, travel, get married and have children away from her small-town roots, family and friends. At age forty-seven Anne finds herself back in her hometown, where very little has changed. As bad as the small town rumor mill is, time has added a cyber aspect where it seems everyone ‘knows’ and this increases Anne’s pain, guilt, frustration, devastation and anger that her husband has left her for a ‘man’.
Anne prided herself in knowing just the right word for every situation. What word will come to mind after her high school friend Amanda dies? Amanda’s casket had just been lowered into the ground when Anne finds herself alone in an Attorney’s Office starring at Amanda’s final message on video. Almost in a trance, Anne leaves the office with the inheritance held tightly in her hands as questions swirl around in her head.
Connie whose marriage had also taken a bad turn, is a welcome old friend that makes herself at home in Anne’s childhood home. Connie and Anne reminisce, eat, drink, explore Anne’s mother’s secret room and slowly go through and digest the inheritance that Amanda has left.
Together Annie and Connie tap into what they call “our inner bitch” to deal with the cards that life had dealt them. Intrigued by a “game” that Amanda started and manipulated by the detailed instructions left by Amanda; this game engages them in “harmless” cyber fun that allows Annie and Connie to toy with the emotions and even love interests of mutual acquaintances.
If you could secretly know everything about your friends and neighbors, would you want to know?
If you could secretly manipulate those who had hurt you in the past, would you?
How far would you go?
Would you heed the message on the cover of this book? “If you share a secret it will no longer be a secret. ^^^Keep your secrets safe. ^^^Do not share your secrets. ^^^. It will destroy you. ^^^Secrets give power.”
I always quote a couple passages from the books that reads, so here goes.
P56 “power is great because it makes you the dominatrix. The psychological manipulator, which is the perfect description for what Amanda was.”
P150 “As we sat there judging and discussing our generation we were ridiculously oblivious to our own behavior. Apparently women often do not realize they are addicted until they are in a heap of trouble, and we were no exception.”
P151 “We were addicted to a variety of deceptions: love deception and sexual deception.”
You must read this book to see exactly what was included in the inheritance that Amanda gave Anne, what was involved in perusing Amanda’s game and what if any consequences, real or imagined in life and in cyberspace.
Defined by Others (Defining Ways Series Book 1) by M.C.V. Egan is a well written Women’s Contemporary Fiction with realistic dialog between the characters and a twist of generational similarities and differences.
I endorse Defined by Others (Defining Ways Series Book 1) by M.C.V. Egan which is Women’s Contemporary Fiction with realistic dialog and a twist of generational similarities and differences. I hear rumors that ‘Climbing Up The Family Tree: Defined by Pedigree’ is next in the series. Meanwhile make sure you read The Bridge Of Deaths: A Love Story and A Mystery by M.C.V. Egan. I purchased this book from Kindle. This review was completed on January 27, 2016.






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Friday, January 18, 2019

Cupid’s Schemes - Volume 2 A Collection of Sweet Romances



In these 12 flash fiction vignettes, Cupid’s arrow hits the mark and ignites a spark between two strangers—whether or not they’re looking for romance. Their unusual meetings lead to new beginnings and new chances at love.

Sweet stories of couples falling under Cupid’s spell include:

* a photographer falls for a sexy cowboy in a supposedly abandoned ghost town 
* new neighbors discover that romance can happen when you least expect it
* a long-lost love returns in an unexpected setting


These lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.

Order Cupid’s Schemes - Volume 2 here:


Don’t miss Cupid’s Schemes - Volume 1 containing 16 more love stories.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels, and she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror stories.
In January 2019 Kelli released the second half of her new flash fiction series, Cupid’s Schemes. These two volumes of lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.
She also authored her first online writing course, Fiction Writing for Beginners, through Teachable. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write. Visit: https://kelliwilkins.teachable.com/ for more details.
Kelli’s historical romance, Redemption from a Dark Past, was published in 2018. This full-length Gothic novel is set in the kingdom of Hungary in 1723 and blends a sensual romance with mystery and suspense.
If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her latest novella, Nightmare in the North.
Kelli posts on her Facebook author page and Twitter
Visit her website www.KelliWilkins.com and blog to learn more about all of her writings.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

THE LYNCHING CALENDAR by Jessica Starks

The Lynching Calendar is a short story collection that gives readers a sneak peek into one of America's darkest times. History tends to tell the story from one perspective, but what if we had the chance to hear the story from all of those involved, not just the murders or the victims? The Lynching Calendar allows us a chance to hear the full story and show that, no matter what the circumstance may be, there is more than one side to every story. 



Jessica Starks is a small business owner and professional writer who enjoys expressing herself creatively. The Mississippi native is also a genealogist by hobby who appreciates the stories of her ancestors.  







Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SleuthFest 2019

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Why should you attend Sleuthfest? Glad you asked...

As winter drags on, March in South Florida is the place to be! Our all-suites conference hotel has a gorgeous outdoor heated pool, free made-to-order breakfast daily, and a complimentary evening reception as each day winds down.

Since 1994 SleuthFest has connected authors with agents and publishers and helped writers improve their craft learning from award-winning and best-selling writers like T. Jefferson ParkerTom StrawAlex Segura, and Alexia Gordon.

You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your finished manuscript to agents like Tess Callero of Curtis Brown, Cari Lamba of Jennifer de Chiara Agency, Nicole Resciniti of Seymour Agency, Michelle Richter of Fuse Literary.

You can make your manuscript all it can be or jump-start if you’re stuck with a strategy session with editors Anna Michels of Sourcebooks, Chantelle Aimée Osman of Agora (Polis Books), Stacey Donovan of Hallmark or Neil Nyren, former VP of Putnam.

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