Saturday, July 31, 2021


 Historical Fiction

Date Published: 08-01-1021

Publisher: BQB Publishing

 England, 1609. Matthew did not trust his friend, Richard’s stories of Paradise in the Jamestown settlement, but nothing could have equipped him for the privation and terror that awaited him in this savage land...

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Voices at the End of the Road

 Ghosts of the Big Thicket, Book Three

Southern Gothic, Mystery, Paranormal Women’s Fiction

Published: July 2021

Publisher: Zimbell House Publishing

The Whitfield Estate is hidden deep in the Big Thicket outside of Soda, Texas. This reclusive family brood amassed their oil and timber fortune over four generations, and now that it’s been done, they have become painfully aware of how isolated and broken they are as a family...

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Snips and Snails Cafe



by Elizabeth Rain

on sale: AMAZON




about this series...

I've read Book 1 and Book 2 of this series and I'm headed for Book 3. You'll see my reviews below. I was going to tell you I was "working my way through the series" but working isn't the right term to use. I've been reading as fast as I can through this fun cozy because that's just what it

 my review Book 1...

What a fun cozy. Although inheriting a restaurant might not be an odd theme in a cozy, inheriting one with uncommonly good soups and extra special friends might be.  Paranormal is not a genre I read a lot of but I love mysteries and somehow the “special soups”, the fun, and so many laughs blended together for a good story and a good mystery.

What really made me enjoy it from beginning to end were the characters. Not just Juli, the main character, but all of them and that’s because they became so real. Somehow Elizabeth Rain got all of these characters defined enough that I knew their personalities and that leads us to the next point. The humor and the sarcasm. My favorite flavor in a cozy. Reasons to laugh. A couple of these characters are even as snarly as I am now and then:) But aside from all the other what I call “elements” of a cozy, there are a few subtle twists and turns; making you really wonder if this amateur sleuth is following in her uncle’s footsteps or completely off-track.

Elizabeth Rain has several books published. Some cozy mystery genre as well as some from the fantasy genre. There is a YA series to look at as well. Risky Bisqueness is Book 1 of a series titled “Snips and Snails Cafe Mystery”. So far there are 3 books in the series. I hope there will be more. Check out Elizabeth Rain’s books here:

my review Book 2...

I read Book 1 of Elizabeth Rain’s Snips and Snails Café series, and I just finished Book 2. It was everything I hoped for and yet better. Not one bit of the delicious laugh out loud humor is gone. The cozy mystery series with Juli as an amateur sleuth continues, and the café just gets better and better. The soups keep pleasing people every day, and I mean Really pleasing people. After all, Juli’s a soup witch. This must give you a hint that there is a little magic in this café and in this story. But you know, it’s the fun kind of magic, crazy sweet characters, cookbooks that come alive, and yummy soup to take all your cares away. But this is still a mystery. One with all of the “twisties and turns” a good mystery should have. Elizabeth Rain put out a lot of red herrings and really had me guessing about who was the bad guy, or girl.

I’m moving on to Book 3, but in the meantime, I’m going to write the author and ask if she can make me a dessert witch :)

Book 3...I'm all ready curled up with this one in my hands...

Book 4 OUT BY 8.27.21

I already have it preordered!

Watch for sales:

some personal "stuff" about Elizabeth Rain...

When I was a child I wanted two things. To Write a Novel and to be Wonder Woman and save the world.

Somewhere past 40, I realized the tights were never going to fit, and the only flying I was ever going to do was in a plane.

So instead, I write my Strong and Sassy Heroes/Heroines into the novels I pen...

I build doorways into contemporary worlds filled with magic that allow all of us to be a hero to our own fantastical imaginations.

To me, every character is real. I walk alongside them as they discover that fear is the flip side of courage, that survival may just be a badge of honor, and that our flaws are an opportunity to emerge stronger, and discover our own personal brand of superpowers--at any age.

 I live in the heart of Michigan with my Fastidious Husband and a Feisty Yorkie named Napoleon. When I'm not penning the adventures in my next book, you can find me kayaking, hiking, and camping with my family and friends.

Next month in August, the 25th-through the 31 I am running a big promotion to launch Death by Dumpling. The first three books are part of a KCD on Amazon. Book One, Risky Bisqueness will be FREE for those 25-28...the other two on serious sale as part of Kindle Countdown Deal through the 31st.

Hazelhearth Hires Heroes Release Blitz

 Fantasy Adventure/Fantasy Humor

Release Date: 7/29/2021


Welcome to Hazelhearth: our picturesque city is nestled in a tranquil corner of the empire. Fitness lovers enjoy vigorous nature walks in the surrounding forest (don’t forget your sword!) Foodies savor rich, robust walnut-based cuisine. Or visit the gnome quarter for a walk on the wild side! Local mines and orchards beckon with plentiful employment opportunities, while workers sleep safe knowing that stout city walls keep mythic monsters at bay. A select few may even be chosen for exciting quest opportunities...

Say Yes to Life

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Say Yes to Life provides you with seven keys to unconditional, abundant living. Each key opens a doorway to experiencing life as a gift...

Sworn to Fly

This post is part of a book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Maria Imbalzano will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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Risk-averse ER nurse, Alyssa Beckman, is about to lose her job because of yet another bad decision. In order to put her life back on track, she books a week at a rustic mountain resort to ponder her next steps and rejuvenate. But when she arrives, she learns she’s enrolled in boot camp, an adventure program far out of her comfort zone...

Kill Shot

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Kill Shot

by Blair Denholm

July 1-31, 2021 Tour

Violent crimes. Missing people. Dark secrets. Only one driven detective can unearth the truth...

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Black Label

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Black Label

by James L'Etoile

July 12 - August 8, 2021 Tour

Sanity is something you don’t miss until it’s gone. Hard charging pharmaceutical executive Jillian Cooper fears she’d destined to inherit her mother’s history of mental illness when she finds herself accused of murdering her boss...

The Pepper Tree

 Thriller, Mystery, Police Procedural

Publisher: Aakenbaaken &        Kent

A Southern California landmark primarily known only to law enforcement earned a reputation for crime scenes of the most unspeakably vicious homicides. Infamous serial killers had chosen this location to discard and display their victims as trophies of their horrific deeds. Lieutenant Scott Hunter must lead a team of detectives to identify and capture a perpetrator who’s targeting young women, and has chosen this landmark to showcase his victims...

The Trophy Room

  Crime Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Published: March 2021

Publisher: Bleaknorth Publishing

What terrible secrets lie inside those doors?

It was to be an ordinary holiday by the sea for the Miller family, a chance to bond after difficult times; but when they meet a local family, the Trevelyans, they become embroiled in a dangerous and disturbing conflict with the unstable owner of Leybury Hall, and must face the terrifying truth of The Trophy Room.

Soft Gold

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Three hearts can equal one great love...

Hera, the goddess of mothering and childbirth, wants more than to be Zeus’s throwaway partner. She wants a lover and a hot romance she can call her own, but she’s not sure she deserves to be happy. When she meets Crane in Vegas, all bets are off...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Born in Salt

Alternate history
Date Published: May 1, 2021

Publisher: Freedom Thorn Press

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Fifty years after a coup replaced President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a fascist dictatorship, America is a land of hopelessness. Ben Adamson, a 19-year-old farm boy in southern Illinois, wants only to spend his time fishing and hunting. But when his dead brother demands justice for his suspicious fate in a colonial war, Ben and Rachel, his brother’s fiancée, are drawn into an underground revolutionary movement.

Monday, July 26, 2021



 YA Fantasy

Date Published: 08-10-2021

Publisher: Cinnabar Moth

Though he doesn’t know it, Marcus Talent is special. Unfortunately for Marcus, he discovers this unexpectedly when he wakes up in an unfamiliar forest, has his prosthetic arm eaten by a horrifying monster, and then wakes up in his own bed, terrified and bleeding.

Saturday, July 24, 2021


 A JD Pickens Mystery, Book Four


Published: June 2021

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

 Murder and mayhem hit close to home for Sheriff JD Pickens. Someone viciously attacked his father from behind, and his best friend, Leroy Jones, was shot in the back and left for dead. Several other attacks forced Pickens to seek outside help, not only for solving the crimes but for his peace of mind. Never before had Pickens and his deputies had to deal with so many harsh realities of life.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Unscheduled Murder Trip

 Family History Mystery Series, Book 2


Published: January 2021

Publisher: Lifelong Dreams Publishing

On Sale for $.99 – For a Limited Time!

Bodies turn up in the strangest places.


 America's Pastime, Book 3

Sports Thriller, Crime Thriller, Romantic Thriller

Published: April 2021 

Publisher: The Hutchinson Group

A ballplayer. A diva. The mob. Trouble, 1920s style.



I was lucky enough to be asked to review this book. What luck. It was delightful. My review is as follows but make sure you check out Lis Anna-Langston's other publications as well as her website. All are listed below my review of this great book.

My Review...

I had the most fun! I loved Science Fiction as a kid. Still do. The kind that could be real, but well...not really. The kind of Sci-fi that you could picture. Be a part of. That’s what Gobbledy is.

It’s a story that has many aspects of real life today. Doing your homework, doing your chores, traveling to your grandparent’s lake house IF you are good. But then in the midst of this real-life humdrum stuff comes Gobbledy. He changed lots of lives. He’ll change yours if you read this book.

The Library of Congress lists this as at the 10- to 13-year-old reading level. I thought it was delightful, and I am most certainly not young anymore:) Depending on a child’s reading level it could be read by a younger child or read with a young child. It’s exciting and yet there isn’t one possible word or action you would have to worry about your child reading. The reason for the wide age range is that it’s such a good story. It’s something that could hold almost anyone’s attention. It has good guys, bad guys, humor (lots of wonderful humor) and characters you can almost picture whether it’s the dad or the kids. Or...the Gobbledy.

Lis Anna Langston has several books published within this 10 to 16+ year reading span. We can only wish she’s writing more as we speak.

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Don't Talk For Free

 Non Fiction - Sales & Selling - Business, Money, Sales

Date Published: June 2, 2021

Publisher: Elite Online Publishing

Sales is an art and it is a passion.


Those who are in sales are a different breed of people who are ambitious, determined, and self-driven. Closing a sale is a yearn, and salesmen do everything they can to achieve it. Do you know what it takes to be the greatest salesman? Don’t Talk for Free is a book that focuses on three main points to close a successful sale.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Key West Dead - Book Blitz

 Mystery-thriller and romantic suspense

Date Published: 03-31-2018


A beach wedding, with a hidden explosive device waiting to murder the newlyweds.

A kidnapped teenaged girl, strapped with an IED vest that turns her into a suicide bomber.

A former Marine and his girlfriend, along with their trained K-9, who volunteer to hunt for the bomb-maker...

We Never Knew Just What It Was...

 The Story of the Chad Mitchell Trio


Date to be Published: August 11th

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

Of all the groups to emerge during the folk era of the 1960’s, first the Chad Mitchell Trio and later The Mitchell Trio were unequivocally the best. Their complex harmonies, sense of comedic timing and stage presence were unique to the folk movement. They didn’t enjoy the commercial success of other groups because their material made political and social statements that radio and television refused to play. They were wildly popular, though, on college campuses throughout the country during this turbulent time and fostered political and social awareness among thousands of young men and women as they faced the challenging era ahead...

Finding George Washington

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On a freezing night in 1778, General George Washington vanishes. Walking away from the Valley Forge encampment, he takes a fall and is knocked unconscious, only to reappear at a dog park on San Francisco Bay—in the summer of 2014...

Sun, Sea, and Summer Songs

 This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan Slayer will be awarding a Prize Pack featuring a necklace made by the author to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Two men, one song and a summer to reconnect.

Jude Sanders walked away from Blake Payton three years ago and vowed not to look back…but the song he wrote and recorded with Blake has become a hit and he’s forced to perform the song with Blake all summer. He’s got to make a decision—face the mistakes in his past and give Blake another try or turn his back on their love forever...

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Gracie and Zeus Live the Dream

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Grace Morgan has been on the music scene long enough to know the life of sex, drugs & rock & roll is just a dream. But after a messy divorce, Grace wants to give her dream of being a music journalist one last shot...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Clean Sweep


Release Date: July 20, 2021

Publisher: Little Brown Dog Press, Pinehurst, NC USA

 Carli Morris is looking forward to a quiet retirement. Earning billions from the sale of her Madison Avenue ad agency, she dreams of spending her golden years painting and giving back to society. But the heartbreaking discovery of a homeless woman poisoned to death reopens the wounds of Carli’s own tragic loss.

Nuclear Power Nuclear Game

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The year is 1950. Zoe and John, two young nuclear scientists from Berkeley, seem to have the perfect life, with promising careers and marriage plans. But their innocence is soon shattered when the Chinese Communist Party seizes power. Choosing to postpone the wedding and return back to her home country, Zoe finds herself locked in a political cage and separated from John indefinitely...

Monday, July 19, 2021

Sailing to Byzantium

 Literary LGBTQ

Date Published: 5/29/21

Publisher: Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC

Three friends, one life-changing summer.

Sunday, July 18, 2021


Fire Lake, Book 1

M/M Romance

Date Published: June 2021  

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group


Ahhh, the good life. Goodbye Navy SEALs, hello rehabbing a rundown lake house he inherited. Being a former Lieutenant Commander will come in handy for Brick Matthews. He gets to boss himself around while tearing down a dilapidated shed and re-roofing his new home, among a hundred other things. 

Ghosts of Guatemala


Spy Thriller

Date Published: 11-25-2019

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 Who can you trust when corruption and danger are a way of life?