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"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Guest Post: BARNABAS TEW AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING SCARAB



Good day my fellow book lovers. I'm always excited when a guest agrees to stop by and share some bookish wisdom with us all. Normally these visitors are authors, but today's special guest is a character, the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor, from the book Barnabas Tew and The Case of The Missing Scarab by Columbkill Noonan. So without further adieu, I give you Hathor!



Hello, everyone, I'm Hathor, and I played an important role in saving the world (again!) in Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab. Really, he couldn't have done it without me, although I'm sure he'll get all the glory. Isn't that just the way of things?

For those of you who don't know who I am, I'm one of the oldest goddesses around. I was mostly worshipped in Ancient Egypt but I really come from the land formerly known as Punt. Ra (perhaps you've heard of him?) is my son. And my father. And my husband. Wrap your head around that, and perhaps you'll see why I get so cranky from time to time.

For the most part, my goddess-ly duties consist of, well, pretty much everything. I'm the goddess of the Milky Way, meaning that I have control over the very heavens themselves. I know everyone's fate from the moment they're born until the moment they die, and then beyond! I help the dead on their final journey to the afterlife. I'm responsible for fertility and beauty and motherhood, and in my spare time, I'm the patron goddess of dancers and music. I have a hand in so many pies, as it were, that it can be a bit stressful at times, and I can feel a bit resentful when my efforts are unappreciated. 

So you can see why I was a bit put out when Mr. Tew showed up at my temple, asking for help. Our first meeting hadn't gone so very well; he's a terribly nervous little fellow, and a bit silly, if you ask me. Plus he seemed a bit afraid of me, which I always find a bit annoying. I mean, yes, I know I went a bit crazy that one time, rampaging around and killing people and drinking their blood, but does that mean that's ALL I'm to be remembered for? The people completely deserved it, besides.  

They insulted my son, er, husband, Ra, and they weren't venerating anyone properly, really. Do they not realize how much work it is to take care of the entire universe, and help everyone and everything be fertile, and help them get their dead selves to the afterlife? Is it too much to ask for a bit of gratitude? It doesn't take a lot of effort to drop a few fruits off at my temple, is all I'm saying. So yes, I suppose I may have overreacted a bit, but it was completely provoked. And it's pretty terrible that you can do all these things for people, and then you go on one silly rampage and that's all anyone can talk about. So unfair.

Anyway, I digress. We were talking about Barnabas Tew, and how I saved the world. Again. And all the credit goes to this funny little detective-man from Victorian England. Am I upset that he's got all the credit? Not really; I have more important things to do and, besides, it wasn't really his fault. It's Anubis who should have thanked me, since it was his hide I saved, really, if you think about it. Still, I don't think I'm angry enough to go on another rampage. I don't really have time, anyway. There's a dance recital that I've got to get to.

And I do suppose that Barnabas helped, just a little. But he really couldn't have done it without me. So if you wouldn't mind dropping off a nice apple or a few grapes next time you pass my temple, that would be great. A bit of gratitude goes a long way, you know?





Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab

by Columbkill Noonan

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Crooked Cat Books
Release Date - June 3, 2017
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1546786078
Digital ASIN: B072JMJV1F


Barnabas Tew is a private detective struggling to survive in his trade in Victorian London. Fearing that he is not as clever as he had hoped to be, he is plagued by a lack of confidence brought on in no small part by his failure to prevent the untimely deaths of several of his clients.

Matters only get worse when Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead, is referred to Barnabas by a former client (who perished in a terribly unfortunate incident which was almost certainly not Barnabas’ fault). Anubis sends for Barnabas (in a most uncivilized manner) and tells him that the scarab beetle in charge of rolling the sun across the sky every day has been kidnapped, and perhaps dismembered entirely.

The Land of the Dead is in chaos, which will soon spill over into the Land of the Living if Barnabas – together with his trusty assistant, Wilfred – cannot set matters to right. Pulled from his predictable (if unremarkable) life in Marylebone, Barnabas must match his wits against the capricious and dangerous Egyptian gods in order to unravel the mystery of the missing beetle and thereby save the world.



About the Author




Columbkill Noonan has an M.S. in Biology (she has, in turn, been a field biologist, an environmental compliance inspector, and a lecturer of Anatomy and Physiology).

When she's not teaching or writing, she can usually be found riding her rescue horse, Mittens, practicing yoga (on the ground, in an aerial silk, on a SUP board, and sometimes even on Mittens), or spending far too much time at the local organic, vegan market.

Author Links

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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ColumbkillNoonan/

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book Spotlight: DEAD AS A DOORNAIL by Tonya Kappes

Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)

by Tonya Kappes


About the Book

Dead As A Doornail (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Henery Press (May 15, 2018)
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635113341
Digital ASIN: B079V6DNFW

Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn't our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.
Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.
But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.
His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!
Since Kenni's relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.
Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?
It's blowin' up a storm and only Kenni knows how it'll end.


About the Author


For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: I AM JUSTICE by Diana Munoz Stewart

I Am Justice (Band of Sisters, Book 1) by Diana Muñoz Stewart 
ISBN: 9781492662389 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781492662396 (ebook)
ASIN: B0785NC2GV (Kindle edition)
Publication Date: May 1, 2018 
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 


This bad-ass band of sisters plays for keeps.
She's ready to start a war
Justice Parish takes down bad guys. Rescued from the streets by the world-renowned Parish family, she joined their covert sisterhood of vigilante assassins. Her next target: a sex-trafficking ring in the war-torn Middle East. She just needs to get close enough to take them down...
He just wants peace
Sandesh Ross left Special Forces to found a humanitarian group to aid war-torn countries. But saving the world isn't cheap. Enter Parish Industries and limitless funding, with one catch— their hot, prickly PR specialist', Justice Parish. 
Their chemistry is instant and off-the-charts. But when Justice is injured and her cover blown, Sandesh has to figure out if he can reconcile their missions. With danger dogging their every move, their white-hot passion can change the world— if it doesn't destroy them first.   




Praise for the book

"Diana Muñoz Stewart explodes onto the scene with I Am Justice. It's witty, dangerous, fun, and smoking hot–the perfect can't-put-it-down read if you love badass women, honorable men, scary bad guys, non-stop action and steam heat."–CINDY DEES, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


"Revenge is best served cold, but Justice serves it scorching hot. Spellbinding, sizzling. Takes your breath away. Unsurpassed romantic suspense."–PATRICIA GUSSIN, New York Times bestselling author of Come Home


"A tense, fiery writing style that drags you in and won't let go." –PAIGE TYLER, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SWAT series



Meet the author



Diana Muñoz Stewart is the award-winning, romantic suspense author of the Band of Sisters series, which includes I Am Justice, I Am Grace, and I Am Honor. Visit her at dianamunozstewart.com.



Connect with Diana
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Spotlight: SAVING EACH OTHER by Stacy Mitchell

Saving Each Other (Saving Series, Book 1) by Stacy Mitchell 
ISBN: 9781974591718 (paperback)
ASIN: B07CLDKKQG (Kindle edition)
Publication Date: May 15, 2018 (re-release date)


Two hearts, two souls. Devastated by loss, united through destiny. 

The rules: Communicate only through text messages and never reveal our real names or other personal details.

My name is Ean Montgomery. After the drunk-driving accident that killed my wife, son, and unborn daughter, I was forced to see a grief counselor. In an unconventional move, she gave me a private cell phone and the first initial of the name of a woman who had been widowed by the same accident. I had no intention of ever texting her but with all hope and the will to live gone, I found myself quickly slipping down the rabbit hole. Desperate, lonely, and unbelievably sad, I reached out to her and she became my everything.
Everything is excruciating! Everything is broken!
My name is Dani Adams. I was married to my college sweetheart, the love of my life. Together we were raising our four-year-old daughter and running a successful business. Then the accident happened and life as I knew it ended in the blink of an eye. I didn't want to answer his text but I was barely hanging on by a thread and he was in tremendous pain, so I replied. And once again, my world was forever changed.
I can't lose you, I won't survive…
Over the course of a year, through texting alone, we bond. Friendship blossoms into something deeper. We were never supposed to meet, but fate had other plans, and into this world of loss and despair, something amazing began to grow… But can the passion we've found sustain itself with the deep, soul-twisting pain that never seems to fade?   


AUTHOR FAQ

Where did you grow up/live now?  I was born and raised in Los Angeles,  moved to the South Bay when I met my husband, and then relocated to the  Conejo Valley when my oldest son, Jason, started middle school.  

Do you have kids and/or pets?  I have two sons. Jason graduated from Rutgers, and stayed there, while my youngest, Brian, is about to start design school. I've never owned a cat but may get one. I lost my Goldendoodle, Norman, last year, and my labradoodle, Maddie, is lonely. Look for my tribute to Norman in the back of my book.  

Who are some of your favorite authors?  My son Brian is gay and I wanted to be there for him, to guide him. So I turned to gay romance novels. I'm now completely addicted to them. People who live in the LGBTQ+ community have much higher hurdles they have to scale, so the love they share is much deeper than straight couples. Most of the time they're better than mainstream books. NR  Walker is my favorite M/M author. I also love Riley Hart, Lucy Lennox, Alexa Land, and Pandora Pine to name a few. When I read "straight" romance novels, I tend to lean toward Contemporary and romantic comedy. My favorite M/F author is Sandi Lynn. Other one-click authors are Adrianna Locke, Corinne Michaels, BN Toler, and Kristen Callahan.  

What do you like to do when you are not writing? When I'm not writing, I'm reading. I  could spend the day writing, and still, want to read. My goal with  Goodreads is 200 books. And, when I'm not reading, I can be found being creative in other ways. Brian designs fashion, and I love sewing with him. I also love designing jewelry, scrapbooking, and making gift baskets. Look for some of the fun giveaways, coming in the near future, many of them will be handmade.  

What are some things unique to your books?  Aside from adding details that make it seem like you're watching a movie, I love quotes, or as my husband calls them, Squotes. It's something you'll see throughout my book. You also don't find many books on the market where the main characters share chapters. Originally, I had five, but, over time, I narrowed it down to two. In the scene where Ean quotes Dani, mimicking her slurring her words, I actually slurred into my phone and let autocorrect do its thing. Also, in my second book, Josh talks with his mouth full. I shoved a bunch of crackers in my mouth and repeated his words. It was both messy, and effective.  

Where/When do you best like to write?  I have a small deck off my bedroom. I bought an oversized chair from Costco, and spend my days writing with my laptop on a polka dot, pillowed LapDesk. I'm a night-owl and find I write the best when the moon's miling in the night sky.

What do you think makes a good story?  I'm a very visual person, I was an interior decorator in my last life, so I love books with a ton of imagery. I also love books with real places in them. It's so much fun to stumble across one when I'm reading, and I always Google and bookmark them. It's also why I only include real places in my books.  

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? Or what first inspired you to write?  Let's start with the first question. Until three years ago,  I  never read a book that I wasn't required to read. Eleven years ago, my son Brian went away to summer camp. My husband and I decided to take advantage of our time off, hopped in my car and took a road trip up the West coast, from California to Washington. We were in Oregon, nine hours away, when the call came in that  Brian had had a seizure. It was the hardest drive of my life. Thankfully, we got in touch with my mother, so I knew he wasn't alone. When I got there, I was a  basket-case, and that's where the double-edged sword of having my mother there came into play. She handed me a little blue pill, to calm me. She then gave me a  few more. She also gave me the name of a "dirty" doctor and told me what to say.  The little blue pill was Xanax. By the time I ended my addiction, which was eight years later, I was, not only taking twelve to fourteen milligrams a day, I was also hooked on over a dozen prescription drugs. In 2014, I traveled to Ireland and ran out of most of them. The withdrawal was so bad, I spent the entire time there in the hotel room. When I got home, I was in the doctor's office bright and early the very next day. Six months later, I was back in the same boat. The only difference was, this time I was still in California. That was when I said, "Enough is enough," and flushed every other pill I had. In hindsight, it was completely the wrong way to quit. Three years later, I still feel the effects, especially when I'm stressed. So this brings me to the second question. Dani and Ean inspired me to write. Six months after I stopped the pills, I was in bed in that space between consciousness and subconsciousness when Dani and Ean came to me. The best way I can describe it is...like watching a movie. I felt their pain with such intensity it took my breath away. I got up, opened notes on my iPhone, since I didn't own a laptop, and my thumbs got to work.  

What are some of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?  Keep your ears open and your mouth closed. Ideas can come from anywhere. And it really does take a village. I originally published my book August of last year. When the reviews came in, I not only read them, I got in touch with the people who wrote them. Best. Move. Ever! I got great advice and made a ton of new friends. It's because of them that I re-opened Saving Each Other and spent the last four months revising it. Look for their names on the acknowledgment page. And, don't even get me started on the amazing women who helped me make my book what it is today, Stacey Blake, Judy Zweifel, Francine LaSala, and Sara Kocek.  

When you are struggling to write/have writer's block, what are some ways that help you find your creative muse again?  Writer's block isn't an issue for me. Saving Each Other is the first in a series of five books. I wrote my second book, Saving Them, a month after my first, and I also wrote it in a month. The last three in the series, Saving Ourselves, Saving Christmas, and Saving  Maybe, are partially written and completely mapped out. Going back to "ideas can come from anywhere," I was in San Francisco last year and met an amazing man,  who sadly was homeless. While talking to him, a sequel series, The Finding Series, played out in my mind. It's all their kids. Even though I haven't experienced "Writer's Block," I have times when I'm uninspired. My words come from my characters, their voices roll through me. So, for the times I can't hear them, I found that stepping back usually does the trick. By the time I start writing again, the words are much easier to find. Brian helps too. He's my official "name" man. Other than the main characters, he named everyone. Talking it out helps too. I bounce ideas off my best friend, Leslie, and after a half an hour, I'm good to go.  

What was your greatest challenge in writing this book?  You won't see it,  because I'm surrounded by such amazing women, but I suck at grammar! Like legitimately suck!    

What is the one book no writer should be without?  One word...Thesaurus!



Meet the author



Stacy Mitchell was born and raised in Los Angeles and lived in the South Bay for 20 years before moving to the Conejo Valley. She lives with her husband of 29 years and is the mom of two grown sons. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading, hiking in the Santa Monica mountains or enjoying a glass of cabernet.




Connect with Stacy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savingeachother/ 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sixmitchells/saving-each-other/ 



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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Guest Post: Susan Hunter - DANGEROUS MISTAKES

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Good day my bookish divas and divos. I'm always a little amazed when an author is willing to stop by and provide us with insight. Today I'm pleased to welcome award-winning journalist and author, Susan Hunter, who will be introducing us to the idea of writing genre mysteries and promotion. Without further adieu, I give you Ms. Hunter, author of the Leah Nash Mysteries series, including Dangerous Mistakes.


Who Do You Think You Are?

When I wrote the first book in the Leah Nash Mysteries series, I didn't give much thought to what category of mystery it best fit. I just wanted readers to meet an interesting lead character, find her story intriguing, the characters around her engaging, and the mystery she solved worth the effort.

But I soon learned that promotion requires that books be defined. Is it a police procedural? A hardboiled detective novel? Softboiled? Thriller? Suspense? Cozy?  You have to check off the right box, use the right keywords to make sure the right readers find your book. 

There's enough of the rebel in me to resent being forced to categorize and file my series into a tidy box. Like any parent, I feel my "baby" is unique and deserves the widest possible recognition. But feelings of pride and ownership aside, there's also enough of the practical side in me to realize that readers and booksellers need a way to organize mountains of books into separate tidy stacks for ease of discovery.

Still, when a long-established writer of mysteries suggested to me that the category my series fit was cozy, I was surprised—and I'm chagrined to admit it now, a little insulted. I assumed, based on nothing more than quick glances at pun-laden titles and book covers featuring quilts, cats or cartoon illustrations, that the cozy genre consisted of light and fluffy quick reads, featuring sweet heroines and easy solutions. Somehow not quite a "real" mystery. My book, in contrast, had some very dark happenings, a heroine more prickly than cozy, and a truly disturbing crime. How could it possibly be cozy?

She soon schooled me on the most basic definition of a cozy: a story featuring an amateur sleuth, with minimal sex and violence, set in a small town with a recurring cast of characters. Check, check, and check again as far as my book went. She also suggested in the kindest terms, that I stop being such a genre snob. Clearly, I needed to do some reassessing.

I may hold them close, but my after my biases take a whack and fall down around me, I'm a fairly quick study. I learned from first-hand reading and a little research that cozies come in all shapes and sizes, from frothy reads that are more romance than mystery to extremely intricate puzzles that deftly handle some serious themes. And that I had been reading them for years. Yes, Agatha Christie, I'm looking at you.

The heroines can range in age from roughly 18 to 80—and occasionally the lead character is male rather than female. But no matter the gender, the amateur detective is typically competent, quick-thinking and courageous. And sometimes funny and prickly as well. 

So, I reconsidered my position, assumed the mantle of cozy mystery writer, and now happily select that as a top classification category for my series. My only regret is that for readers who still hold the condescending opinion I once had—that cozies are to mysteries as stevia is to sugar: a close approximation, but not the real thing—a whole genre of reading pleasure remains untouched.




Dangerous Mistakes

by Susan Hunter

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Synopsis:


Dangerous Mistakes by Susan Hunter

A clever killer. A smart reporter. An unexpected twist.


Small-town reporter Leah Nash investigates a murder no one else believes happened—until a second death signals the killer's first mistake. Nothing is as it seems, and the twisting trail she follows pits Leah against her police lieutenant best friend, her new boss, and even her mother. Still, the smart and smart-ass Leah can't back down. If she's right, she can save someone she loves. If she's wrong, the next victim could be her.
Independent, intrepid and irrepressible Leah Nash can't resist a good story, especially not one that ends in murder. Sharp dialogue, plots that move and storylines full of unexpected turns make this series a fan favorite.



Book Details:


Genre: Mystery
Published by: Himmel River Press
Publication Date: November 2015
Number of Pages: 370
ISBN: 1519208588 (ISBN13: 9781519208583)
Series: Leah Nash Mysteries #2 (Each is a Stand Alone Mystery)

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Author Bio:


Susan Hunter

Susan Hunter is a charter member of Introverts International (which meets the 12th of Never at an undisclosed location). She has worked as a reporter and managing editor, during which time she received a first-place UPI award for investigative reporting and a Michigan Press Association first place award for enterprise/feature reporting.

Susan has also taught composition at the college level, written advertising copy, newsletters, press releases, speeches, web copy, academic papers, and memos. Lots and lots of memos. She lives in rural Michigan with her husband Gary, who is a man of action, not words.

During certain times of the day, she can be found wandering the mean streets of small-town Himmel, Wisconsin, dropping off a story lead at the Himmel Times Weekly, or meeting friends for a drink at McClain's Bar and Grill.

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