#BookReview – TALES OF WONDER: An Inklings Press Anthology

Science Fantasy is the collision of science fiction and fantasy – where the impossible and the improbable come together. This is a universe of spaceships and sorcery, of mechanics and magic, where zeppelins soar through the ether and conjurers stalk dark tunnels with a ball of light in their fist. So cut loose, let slip the mooring ropes on your imagination, and join these nine authors as they set course for the horizon – and Read More …

#BookReview – MURDER ON LOCATION: A Charlotte Brody Mystery by Catchy Pegau

In the Alaska Territory, suffragette Charlotte Brody is a newspaper reporter in the frontier town of Cordova. She’s a woman ahead of her time living on the rugged edge of civilization—but right now the most dangerous element she faces may come from sunny California . . . An expedition has arrived in the frigid wilderness to shoot North to Fortune—an epic motion picture featuring authentic footage of majestic peaks, vast glaciers, homesteaders, and Alaska Natives. Read More …

Getting to Know Glenice Whitting, Author of ‘Something Missing’

  Two women, two countries. Serendipity, life, friendship Diane, a young Australian mother meets Maggie, a sophisticated American poet, in a chance encounter. Everything – age, class and even nationality – separates them. Yet all is not quite as it seems. Maggie is grieving for her eldest daughter and trapped in a marriage involving infidelity and rape. Diane yearns for the same opportunities given to her brother. Their lives draw them to connect. This is Read More …

#BookReview – LYING BLIND: A Nan Vining Mystery by Dianne Emley

In a breathtaking infinity pool on a sprawling Pasadena estate, the naked body of a beautiful young woman floats facedown in a drift of rose petals blowing on the breeze. Police sergeant Jim Kissick responds instantly, pulling the dead victim from the water. When his longtime girlfriend, Detective Nan Vining, arrives on-scene, she’s full of questions, and not just about the Jane Doe. Why did the homeowner text Jim instead of calling 911? Jim’s explanation—that Read More …

Spotlight on PLANTED: The Penningtons Investigate, Book 1 by C.T. Collier

Genre: Cozy Mystery Date Published: June 2016 Publisher: Asdee Press   It’s Monday of spring break when Professor Lyssa Pennington’s backyard garden project unearths a loaded revolver. With no record of violence at their address and no related cold case, the Tompkins Falls police have no interest. But the Penningtons and a friend with the State Police believe there’s a body somewhere. Whose? Where? And who pulled the trigger?   Excerpt from Planted by C.T. Read More …

#BookReview – IN FARLEIGH FIELD by Rhys Bowen – Historical Fiction

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively Read More …

Meet Ronnie Allen, Author of ‘The Sign Behind the Crime’ Series

Have you been celebrating Mystery Thriller Week here with us? I’ve had some fabulous guests so far. I hope you’ve been enjoying the features, and that you’ve found a few new books to read! Today’s guest is author Ronnie Allen, who will be talking to us about her writing life. First, let’s meet the author behind the words.   Ronnie Allen is a NYC native transplanted to rural central Florida nine years ago. In a Read More …

#FridayReads – Excerpt from KILLING INSTINCT: A Michael Sykora Novel

Happy Mystery Thriller Week! I hope you’ve been enjoying the events, and have found some new authors and fabulous books to keep you reading. I’ve had some fun guests this week, but today I’m being selfish and sharing an excerpt from one of my own books. Ready? This is the opening scene from Killing Instinct, book 3 in my Michael Sykora Series. While I’d love you to read them all, they each can be read Read More …

Author Mary Angela Takes Us On Her Writing Journey

It’s Mystery Thriller Week! I’ve had some fantastic, talented guests already this week, so scroll down past this post to catch up if you’ve missed any. But don’t go scrolling away just yet! I have a fun guest post to share with you today. My guest, author Mary Angela, has spent much of her life discovering the reasons why various writers write. Today she shares her own reasons with us. Before we get to that, let’s Read More …

#BookReview: I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her… It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing Read More …