Sunday, July 21, 2019


Today I'm spotlighting 
FATAL BREAK 
by author
Beth Prentice



FATAL BREAK
 is book 15 in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. 

This series is written by multiple authors, each penning one or more tales in the series.


From USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice comes the next killer beach read in Aloha Lagoon... 

Samantha Reynolds' life in Aloha Lagoon feels like it's finally smooth sailing. She’s settled into her job as the resorts' surf instructor for children, things are looking good with her boyfriend Casey, and she has an amazing BFF in the local surf shop owner, Alani.

But when a storm hits Aloha Lagoon, Alani’s past comes back to haunt her, and Sam finds her bestie standing over the dead body of her wayward ex-boyfriend. While Sam knows Alani is innocent, the local
police aren't so easily convinced, and Sam realizes it's up to her to clear Alani's name and find the real killer before her friend ends up behind bars. Why was Alani's ex back in town? What was he doing in Alani’s shop after hours? And who is the mysterious raven-haired woman in his life and what does she have to do with it all? Sam is determined to find out...only can she do it before the real killer catches her? Or will Sam’s time in Aloha Lagoon come to a sticky end?

About author Beth Prentice


Beth Prentice is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Westport Mysteries. Killer Unleashed, her GHP debut novel, received a bronze medal in the 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards. 
She was born in Manchester, England, but after moving backwards and forwards across the world 13 times in 14 years she decided that at the age of 18 that Australia was to be her home. She now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia where every day is a good one. She is the lucky mother of two grown up children, and, along with her ever-patient husband, she is the proud but sometimes flustered owner of four dogs, a cat, and a canary. She has always had a love of reading, and even though her background is in accounting, she has now discovered her love of writing. Her main wish is to write books you can sit back, relax with, and escape from your everyday life...and ones that you walk away from with a smile! When she's not writing you will usually find her at the beach with a coffee in hand, pursuing her favorite pastime --people watching!

You can learn even more about Beth at www.bethprentice.com


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Saturday, July 20, 2019

BOOK TOUR


I'm so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for
SUMMER SNOOPS UNLEASHED
14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes
by authors
Judith Lucci ~ Anna Celeste Burke  
Colleen Mooney ~ Fiona Quinn 
Maria Grazia Swan ~ Kelly Hashway 
Kim Hunt Harris ~ Susan Boles 
Lisa B. Thomas ~ Emily Selby 
Ava Mallory ~ Chelsea Thomas 
Sam Cheever ~ Joanna Campbell Slan


Summertime Murders are RUFF

ALL BRAND NEW STORIES!


Looking for cool cozies for hot summer days? Then you'll love this purr-fectly paw-some cozy mystery boxed set from fourteen USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors. 

We've pulled out all the stops with Summer Snoops Unleashed! Enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, shimmering waterways, and at small-town celebrations in these brand-new stories full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails! 

Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious new cozy mysteries and woof it up with us! 
They're howlingly good reads!

All preorders support best lives for pets!


Here’s a sampling of stories…

WSJ and USA Best Selling Author Judith Lucci – The Most Glittery Crime of the Year: The Jewel Heist – An Artzy Chicks Mystery 

WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Anna Celeste Burke ¬- Radical Regatta! Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #4 

WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Colleen Mooney - Fireworks, Forensics & Felonies 

USA Today Best Selling Author Fiona Quinn - YOURS. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished 

Amazon Best Selling Author Maria Grazia Swan - Pies, Lies and a Last Goodbye 

USA Today Best Selling Author Kelly Hashway - You Can't Judge a Crime by its Aura 

WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Kim Hunt Harris - Yankee Doodle Deadly: A Trailer Park Princess Novella 

WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Susan Boles – Death in Mercy 

Best Selling Author Amazon Lisa B. Thomas – Sharpe Pain: A Corpse in the Cabin 

Amazon Best Selling Author Emily Selby - Death and Taxes on a Cloud 

Amazon Best Selling Author Joanna Campbell Slan - Ruff Justice: Second Chance Adventure #5 

WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Ava Mallory - High Heel Homicide: A Holly Woods Mystery Novella 

Amazon Best Selling Author Chelsea Thomas - A Knead to Kill 

WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Sam Cheever - Spunky Bumpkin 

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!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

2 lucky readers will each win a 

$25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Winner will be chosen after July 28 at the end of the tour.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

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NOTE: From Lisa
I'm sorry for the random all capitals and/or format change throughout today's blog post. I have no idea why it kept changing from the way I always do it, to the mix-ups here today. I hope it doesn't make your visit un-enjoyable.
 



MY REVIEW


SUMMER SNOOPS UNLEASHED
14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes

If you're looking for a lot of bang for your cozy mystery buck, you can't go wrong with, SUMMER SNOOPS UNLEASHED!

This fourteen mystery boxed set is filled with the most delightful pet centric cozy mysteries you could ask for,  and set in enticing, if deadly, summer locations. Each one an original, new story from its respective author.

I was originally going to write a separate review for each story in the wonderful set, but I found myself repeating things like, fun, exciting, twists and turns, surprising, adorable . . . well, you get the point. While each title was different in its own right, I enjoyed them all just about equally, thus my problem with creating unique reviews for each.

SUMMER SNOOPS UNLEASHED is just the set of books needed for your summertime reading. Rather reading at the beach, park, or curled up inside in the AC (that would be me), you can’t go wrong with this fourteen tail, ummm, tale set. 

CLICK GRAPHIC BELOW TO READ THE FIRST CHAPTERS OF EACH STORY

About the Authors


Dr. Judith Lucci is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author. She is the award-winning author of the Alexandra Destephano Medical Thriller and the Michaela McPherson “Two Sleuth’s and a Dog” Crime series. She also writes psychological fiction. Her cozy series, The Artzy Chicks Mysteries focuses on a group of eccentric, talented but zany artists in their Art Gallery at a Five Star Mountain Resort in the Virginia mountains.
In 2017, ‘Viral Intent’ (Book 3) Alexandra Destephano Series) was awarded a Gold Medal by Readers’ Favorites for ‘Best Political Thriller’. as was her crime thriller ‘The Case of Dr. Dude’ (Michaela McPherson #1) for a Gold Medal for ‘Best Amateur Sleuth for 2017. ‘The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year‘ won an additional gold medal for ‘Best Holiday Read’ of 2017.
Her favorite things are reading, writing, and art. In her spare time she teaches painting, loves up on animals and raises money for needy causes. Judith lives with her 4 dog family in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She loves to connect with her readers and is available at judithlucciwrites@gmail.com. Check our her website at judithlucci.com. and sign-up for a free copy of Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center.


Anna Celeste Burke is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author who lives in the desert near Palm Springs with her beloved husband and loudmouthed Siamese cat. A retired professor who once worked as a Disney chef, you'll find her snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, and food!

Colleen Mooney was born and raised in New Orleans along with everyone else in her family. She is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author and writes a cozy mystery series set in New Orleans called The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles. The 7th book in her series is Fireworks, Forensics and Felonies will be in Summer Snoops Unleashed. Her Politicians, Potholes and Praline released in March 2019 and is available on Amazon and KU.
Since January 2017 Colleen organized a Sisters In Crime chapter in New Orleans and is not planning a Mystery Writers Conference in November in New Orleans. She is currently working on her next book in the series.
In New Orleans, she’s been a member and active in many Mardi Gras Krewes, Super Krewes, and organizations. Colleen says she has never met a parade she didn’t like.
She’s an ardent animal lover and the Director for a breed rescue, Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana for the last fifteen years. She has rescued and placed over 350 abandoned or surrendered Schnauzers. She loves to write and writes about what she loves. Colleen says, “New Orleans is where it all happens for me.”

Fiona Quinn is a four-time USA Today bestselling author, a Kindle Scout winner, and has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 author in: Romantic Suspense; Mystery, thriller, and suspense; Mysteries, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.


Maria Grazia Swan
Award-winning author Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy. She’s lived in Belgium, France, Germany, Southern California and Arizona—all juicy places that fuel her stories and characters.
These days, Maria Grazia volunteers at the animal shelter seeking the perfect family for homeless pets. Her deepest passions? Writing and being the matchmaker for people and pets who are waiting to find each other.
Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies. Her idea of a perfect evening? Stimulating conversation, Northern Italian food, and chilled Prosecco.
She loves to hear from her readers! Feel free to contact her through her website: www.mariagraziaswan.com.


Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but luckily she gets to write about female sleuths who are much more coordinated than she is. Maybe it was growing up watching Murder She Wrote that instilled a love of mystery, but she spends her days writing cozy mysteries. Kelly’s also a sucker for first love, which is why she writes romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she’s not writing, Kelly works as an editor and also as Mom, which she believes is a job title that deserves to be capitalized.


Kim Hunt Harris is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of the Trailer Park Princess Christian cozy mystery series.
Kim knew she wanted to be a writer before she even knew how to write. When her parents read bedtime stories to her, she knew she wanted to be a part of the story world. She started out writing children’s stories, and her stories grew as she did. She discovered a gift for humor and a love for making people laugh with her tales, and the Trailer Park Princess series was born.
Kim loves to not only make her readers laugh and entertain them with a good mystery, but also to examine the issues the everyday people face…well, every day. Issues such as faith and forgiveness, perseverance and tolerance. Set in Lubbock, Texas, the fun books feature a cast of quirky characters, outrageous situations, a drama queen of a dog, and from time to time, a tear or two.
Kim lives with her husband of more than thirty years and two teenage kids in Lubbock, TX.


Susan Boles is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author who lives in Mississippi with her rescue mini Dachshund and rescue cat of no particular breed. You’ll find her writing mysteries centered around small southern towns with lots of great characters.


Lisa B. Thomas
Born and raised in Texas, I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Finally, after thirty-three years as a high school journalism and English teacher, I released my first novel. Having grown up reading Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, and Agatha Christie, I was drawn to the mystery genre.
I write clean, classic whodunnits with realistic characters and situations. It’s probably because my first book was based on a true-life murder mystery from my own family. That book, Sharpe Shooter, led to the Maycroft Mysteries. I also write Killer Shots Mysteries and the Beachside Bookshop Magical Cozy Mysteries (co-written with Paula Lester.) I call my books “Mysteries with Heart & Humor,” and that’s just what you’ll get.
When not writing, I enjoy my grown husband and dog, my children, grandchildren, grandpets, photography, traveling, and antiquing (aka. buying and selling used junk).
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Emily Selby is a Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author who lives between France and New Zealand with her husband, daughter and a multilingual rescue cat. She loves writing and reading cozy mysteries with a sprinkle of romance, full of quirky characters and set in charming little towns.


Joanna Campbell Slan
National bestselling and award-winning author Joanna Campbell Slan has written and/or edited 40 books, including both fiction and non-fiction works. In addition to being included in Amazon’s list of Top 100 Mystery Authors, Joanna was one of the early Chicken Soup for the Soul contributors, and her stories appear in five of those New York Times bestselling books. Her first non-fiction book, Using Stories and Humor: Grab Your Audience, was endorsed by Toastmasters International, and lauded by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speechwriter. She’s the author of three mystery series. Her first novel—Paper, Scissors, Death (Book #1 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series) --was shortlisted for the Agatha Award. Her first historical mystery—Death of a Schoolgirl: Book #1 in the Jane Eyre Chronicles—won the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. Her contemporary series set in Florida continues this year with Second Chance at Faith (Book #4 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series). In addition to writing fiction, she edits the Happy Homicides Anthologies and has begun the Dollhouse DΓ©cor & More series of “how to” books for dollhouse miniaturists.


Ava Mallory is a multi-genre USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of what she affectionately calls Mysteries with Heart. When not dreaming up stories full of twists and turns, she's spinning heartwarming tales of love, laughter, and a healthy dose of mystery.


Chelsea Thomas is technically two people... Married writing team Chelsea and Matthew Thomas. Chelsea and Matt have spent the last 9 years living in Los Angeles, where they have worked as screenwriters. There, they have worked with such companies as CBS, SONY, and Nickelodeon. Now, with the completion of their first cozy mystery novel, Apple Die, they are proud to say that they are novelists, too.


Sam Cheever is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author who writes mystery and suspense, creating stories that draw you in and keep you eagerly turning pages. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 80+ books. Purchase Links
AMAZON, NOOK, KOBO, & APPLE: https://www.summersnoops.com/ Individual Links AMAZON KOBO APPLE NOOK


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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

July 15 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
July 15 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
July 16 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
July 16 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog - REVIEW
July 17 – ❧Defining Ways❧ - SPOTLIGHT
July 18 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
July 19 – Here's How It Happened – GUEST POST
July 19 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW
July 19 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
July 20 – T's Stuff – SPOTLIGHT
July 20 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW
July 20 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW
July 21 – ⒾⓃⓉⓇⓄⓈⓅⒺⒸⓉⒾⓋⒺ ⓅⓇⒺⓈⓈ - AUTHOR INTERVIEW
July 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST
July 23 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
July 24 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
July 24 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
July 24 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
July 25 – Reading Is My SuperPower – GUEST POST
July 25 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW
July 25 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
July 26 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT
July 26 – Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen – SPOTLIGHT
July 27 – 4covert2overt ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼ - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
July 27 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
July 28 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST


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Friday, July 19, 2019

Summer of Giveaways!


Have you heard about 
Kathi Daley Books Summer of Giveaways?

All summer long,
now - the Aug 31 you can head over to


all summer long for a chance to win books from Kathi and more wonderful authors!

We're already our second month 
into the party, and we're having a blast!


Author Kathi Daley gives away a different book every Monday, and has surprise giveaways during the rest of the week!

And, did you see all of those other wonderful authors listed above?
There's still a chance to win books from the last seven authors listed! Check every Friday for those. 

I'll be co-hosting with Kathi all summer
 long, so I'll be looking to see you there!

As always, please leave a comment and 
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Did someone ask about a party?
I know when are where it'll be!

July 20 - July 23
the party will be on Facebook at . . . 


Join the authors of the
Amazon #1 Bestseller boxed set
SUMMER SNOOPS UNLEASHED, 
their guest authors, and me, for the 
 Summer Snoops Unleashed
Unleashed Party!


SUMMERTIME MURDERS ARE RUFF

ALL BRAND NEW STORIES!

Looking for cool cozies for hot summer days? Then you'll love this purr-fectly paw-some cozy mystery boxed set from fourteen USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors.

We've pulled out all the stops with Summer Snoops Unleashed! Enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, shimmering waterways, and at small-town celebrations in these brand-new stories full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails!
Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious new cozy mysteries and woof it up with us!

They're howlingly good reads!

ALL PREORDERS SUPPORT BEST LIVES FOR PETS!



Here’s a sampling of stories…

WSJ and USA Best Selling Author Judith Lucci – The Most Glittery Crime of the Year: The Jewel Heist – An Artzy Chicks Mystery

WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Anna Celeste Burke ¬- Radical Regatta! Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #4

WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Colleen Mooney - Fireworks, Forensics & Felonies 

USA Today Best Selling Author Fiona Quinn - YOURS. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Amazon Best Selling Author Maria Grazia Swan - Pies, Lies and a Last Goodbye

USA Today Best Selling Author Kelly Hashway - You Can't Judge a Crime by its Aura

WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Kim Hunt Harris - Yankee Doodle Deadly: A Trailer Park Princess Novella

WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Susan Boles – Death in Mercy
Best Selling Author Amazon Lisa B. Thomas – Sharpe Pain: A Corpse in the Cabin

Amazon Best Selling Author Emily Selby - Death and Taxes on a Cloud

Amazon Best Selling Author Joanna Campbell Slan - Ruff Justice: Second Chance Adventure #5

WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Ava Mallory - High Heel Homicide: A Holly Woods Mystery Novella

Amazon Best Selling Author Chelsea Thomas - A Knead to Kill

WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Sam Cheever - Spunky Bumpkin




Take a look at this schedule!


Saturday July 20

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Welcome
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Ava Mallory
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Emily Selby
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Laurie Cass giveaway (Hosted by Lisa K)
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Lori Herter
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Kim Hunt Harris
Sunday July 21
11:30 -12:00 Hang out with Lisa K
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Kathi Daley giveaway (Hosted by Lisa K)
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Catherine Bruns
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Christin Brecher
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Linda Reilly
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Maria Grazia Swan
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Karen MacInerney
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Julie Mulhern
Monday July 22
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Hang out with Lisa K
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Sam Cheever
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. CeeCee James
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Connie Shelton giveaway (Hosted by Lisa K)
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Fiona Quinn
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Joanna Campbell Slan
6:00 - 6:45 p.m Anna Celeste Burke
Tuesday July 23
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Hang out with Lisa K
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Chelsea Thomas
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Lisa B. Thomas
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Susan Boles
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Kelly Hashway
5:00 - 5:45 - Colleen Mooney
6:00 - 6:45 - Judith Lucci


I know!
That's some line-up!


July 20 - July 23

But you don't have to wait until the 20th! Check in each day between now and then. You never know what new posts may pop up. 


I look forward to seeing you there!