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A new #bookrelease from #author Charlotte O’Shay

Peggy Jaeger

I’ve said this a thousand times, but I lovelovelove  when one of my Wild Rose Press sistahs comes to visit, especially when she brings news of a new book release. Today, I’ve got dear friend and amazeballs writer, Charlotte O’Shay visiting me. Her newest book has just released and she graciously offered to tell me a little about it, and about the series it’s attached to. So, sit back and meet my lovely friend….


Thanks Peggy for your generous invitation to chat with you today.

Woohoo! It’s release day for Their No-Strings Affair and I’m pumped to unleash this story on Romancelandia.

Their No-Strings Affair is the final book in my City of Dreams series. The story is a steamy, standalone contemporary.

My idea for this series came from the knowledge that NYC has always been a premiere destination for ambitious souls. It’s also a great place to get…

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#BlogTour #GuestPost #BecauseofYou by Hélene Fermont @helenefermont #BOTBS #FridhemPublishing @BOTBSPublicity

chapterinmylife: Scottish Crime Fiction Blogger

I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Helene Fermont’s latest novel, “Because of You”. Thanks to Sarah over at Bookonthebrightside for inviting me to take part. I was unable to read the book in time for the tour but I have a fabulous guest post from Helene for you all!

First a bit about the book:

How desperate are you to get the one you love?
When Hannah and Ben meet at a friend’s party, he knows she’s The One. But Hannah’s in an intense relationship with Mark and planning to return to her native Sweden to embark on a teaching career.

Desperate to make Ben fall in love with her, rich spoilt heiress Vanessa sets in motion a devious string of events that ultimately changes the course of four people’s lives indefinitely.

Hannah is the love of Ben’s life, yet Vanessa will stop at…

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Six of Crows Review

23437156Title : Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Date Published : September 29, 2015

Format : Paperback

Page Count : 462


Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. (Goodreads)


My rating 5/5…

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Book Review: The Man from the Train

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the-man-from-the-train-9781476796277_hrTitle: The Man from the Train
Author: Bill James & Rachel McCarthy James
Genre: True Crime
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Pages: 464
Format Read: audiobook
Standalone or series: standalone
Where I got the book: Library Libby app
Date finished reading: May 20, 2019

Goodreads Description: Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, Iowa, murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived…

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YA Book Review: Fallon’s Hope by Narah Quinn with Author Interview

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Paperback cover for Fallon's Hope shows a deer in a misty forest

Fallon’s Hope by Narah Quinn is a fun YA fantasy adventure that will take the reader on an emotional journey!

My Review of Fallon’s Hope:

my reviewFallon’s Hope by Narah Quinn is a fantasy adventure that is lots of fun! My favorite part about this book is the characters. Quinn does a great job of pulling from all different veins of world mythology in order to create a unique cast of characters with distinct personalities.  You will find all of your favorite mythical creatures living together (more or less) peacefully in the quiet town of Fallon’s Hope. 

A fun for fans of YA fantasy! 

If you’re familiar with the YA fantasy genre, you’ll feel right at home in the town of Fallon’s Hope. Conversely, if you’re not a fan of mythology or the fantastical, you might have a little trouble getting your footing in this fantasy world. I devoured YA…

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Author Interview: Auston Habershaw


Today I am interviewing Auston Habershaw, author of the new epic fantasy novel, The Far Far Better Thing, final book in the Saga of the Redeemed series.

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DJ: Hi Auston! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Auston Habershaw: Hi, Thanks for having me! I’m an author by night, college professor by day. I’ve been writing professionally for about ten years now and have published about 16-17 short stories (in places like Analog, F&SF, Galaxy’s Edge, and others) and four novels. I also won the Writers of the Future Award in 2015. I live in Boston, Massachusetts with my wife, three lovely children, two cats, and a dog.

DJ: What is The Far Far Better Thing and then the Saga of the Redeemed series about?

Auston: The…

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Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke _ Release Day Blitz & Review


not dead yet resizedNOT DEAD YET by Jenn Burke

Series: Not Dead Yet #1
Publisher: Carina Press
ReleaseDate: February 4, 2019 (ebook only)
Length: 91,000 words
Subgenre: Paranormal mystery romance
Warnings: Depression, talk of suicide, murders, paranormal violence

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Dying isn’t what it used to be.

Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now.
His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going…

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The Window by Glenn Rolfe (My 5⭐ Review)

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Given that Possession is my favorite sub genre of horror, I was instantly sold on the synopsis for The Window by Glenn Rolfe. Little did I know, I’d be reading it quicker than any book I’ve read this year, and quite possibly 2017 as well.

We’re introduced to James, a teenager who has been forced to move towns to live with his mother and her boyfriend after she and his father divorce. James is less than enthused about being forced to spend the rest of his summer with the pair, instead of with his much more lenient father Richie and the father’s girlfriend Alison. We then find out that Richie is feeling much of the same. Having been left by his wife, and then suffering the loss of his business, he decides that he’s not going to let his ex wife dictate the remaining time left during the summer that…

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Blog Tour: Behind the Painting

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#BlogTour #BehindThePainting #AmandaLeeber

30 years ago, a young girl took her own life, leaving behind only her paintings to remember her. When Lorelei purchases one of these paintings, she doesn’t expect it to stir up unfinished business from the past that will put her life in jeopardy.

From day one, disturbing things start to happen and they’re only getting worse. Working alongside her best friend, Lorelei is thrown into a world of the supernatural. When paranormal investigators dig up even more chaos, she seeks out the only person who may be able to help; a shamanic practitioner. She will reveal a truth so unexpected, it will change Lorelei forever.

Author, Amanda Leeber, delivers a fast-paced, haunting tale that may just have you considering new possibilities.  


Amanda Leeber is an Independent Writer and photographer who lives…

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The Stranger in the Woods (Book Review)


The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel is one of the most interesting non-fiction books I’ve read in a long time. It’s about a man who spent 20 years living in the Maine woods very close to civilization and no one found him. He survived by stealing food and others items from summer homes and the summer camp by the lake he lived near, so they searched for him. He and his campsite were simply never found in all those years.

Finkel, who is a journalist, hears about the “hermit” and starts visiting him in jail. This book is a recounting of his talks with Chris Knight and what he learned about this strange story.

Finkel himself has a great voice. He tells the story very well and mixes in his respect and care for Knight to create a really stunning narrative. Finkel is careful in his writing and…

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