#FridayReads – Excerpt from CHILD’S PLAY – A Michael Sykora Novel

Two more weeks until Child’s Play is released! The anticipation is killing me!   Today I’m offering a glimpse into the story. This is the opening scene: Child’s Play Chapter One If cleanliness was next to godliness, then this place was the devil’s lair. Grime crawled across the walls, stealing nourishment from the paint and the plaster. Her red Doc Martens stuck to the threadbare carpet, as if it was trying to suck her down Read More …

#BookReview – The Animal’s Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf Every day we are learning new and surprising facts about just how intelligent and emotional animals are—did you know rats like to play and laugh, and also display empathy, and the ears and noses of cows tell us how they’re feeling? At times, we humans translate that knowledge into Read More …

#BookReview – THE CHALK PIT: A Ruth Galloway Mystery by Elly Griffiths

In the ninth Ruth Galloway mystery, Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich. Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one’s sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once Read More …

Love, Lies, And The Secrets That Bind – SET YOU FREE by Elmer Seward

Title: Set You Free Author: Elmer Seward Published: May 20, 2017 Publisher: Bay Rivers Publishing Genre: Suspense Content Warning: Some mild profanity and references to torture and murder (however there is no graphic violence).   Deena is running from a dangerous past. When she finds herself in a small fishing village tucked away on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, she thinks she is finally safe. While there, she discovers a journal that weaves a Read More …

Knives and Romance – Character Interview – Maria Milan from Michael Sykora Novels

Last week, I posted an interview with Sean Riley, one of the lead characters in my Michael Sykora Novels. Today my guest is Maria Milan, Sean’s girlfriend and partner in the Lost and Found business. These interviews are a four-part series with the lead characters, as we prepare for the release of Child’s Play, their next pursuit into the dark criminal world. Here is Maria Milan – bodyguard, bounty hunter, and all around rebel badass. Read More …

Romance Rock Stars Kindle Fire Giveaway

RomanceRockStars.com is hosting this giveaway. Winners must be 18 or older. United States and Canada only to ship the Kindle Fire. Otherwise, we can send the money for the Kindle Fire by Amazon gift card anywhere in the world. We will not sell or distribute your email address or any other information to any other company. Your information is for our blog only, to notify winners, and send prizes. Scroll down for entry details.   Read More …

Spotlight on AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan

SEEKING THE SMART ONE Twenty-four-year-old Jen Reid had her life in good shape: an okay job, a tiny-cute Seattle apartment, and a great boyfriend almost ready to get serious. In a flash it all came apart. Single, unemployed, and holding an eviction notice, who has time to remember trying out for a reality show? Then the call comes, and Jen sees her chance to start over—by spending her summer on national TV. Luckily The Fishbowl Read More …

What Scares A Killer? Character Interview – Sean Riley from Michael Sykora Novels

As many of you know, Child’s Play, the fourth Michael Sykora novel, is set for release on June 9th. I’m so excited to share it with you all! In the weeks leading up to the release, I thought I’d do some interviews with each of the four leading characters. Today’s guest is Michael’s partner Sean Riley, who is, by his own admission, a sociopath. Sean is my guilty pleasure. In No Justice, book 1, Sean Read More …

Spotlight on THE LAST VALENTINE by Felix Alexander

Genre: Romance, Mystery Date Published: February 2017 Only 99 cents! The fate of two best friends and the secret love between them is known only to a mysterious figure who offers to aid one in hiding the truth from the other…lest their lives and love meet a tragic end. When Olivia Villalobos finds a bloodstained love letter she endeavors to deliver it before Chief Inspector Sedeño finds it in her possession. A city along the Read More …

New Release Spotlight: REDEMPTION LAKE by Susan Clayton-Goldner

Genre: Mystery Date Published: May 17 Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing Tucson, Arizona – Eighteen-year-old Matt Garrison is harboring two terrible secrets: his involvement in the drowning death of his 12-year-old cousin, and a night of drunken sex with his best friend’s mother, Crystal, whom he finds dead the following morning. Guilt forces Matt to act on impulse and hide his involvement with Crystal. Detective Winston Radhauser knows Matt is hiding something. But as the investigation progresses, Read More …