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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Taking a rest.
I bet you can tell by that guy 
up there what's going on with me.

I had to have a tooth extracted last Wednesday. I'm still working on healing from it. It's been slow going.  


I'll still be on Facebook taking care of my obligations there. But it's be hard to keep up with the time I spend here.
So, I'm going to take a break and get myself healed up from this ouchy.

I'll be back
In the mean time, please visit 
Celeste Burke's
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 and other fun prizes.

Have a great week, 
and I'll see you Monday!


Hugs sweet friends.
See you Monday 23.

It's new release day!
Check out some of the titles you can get today.


If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this cozy mystery series.In book 7, Tess and Brady are planning a haunted house fundraiser so they can expand the shelter to include a top of the art training facility as well as a permanent residence for hard to place animals. During the decorating party they find a skeleton - a real skeleton - hidden behind a false wall in the attic. They turn the skeleton over to Mike but once they do everything starts going wrong and Tess wonders if they haven't somehow managed to awaken an angry spirit. Mike thinks Tess is letting her imagination run away with her but she trusts her instinct so, with Tony's help, she begins to dig around on her own. The deeper they dig the more they find including a second more recent body hidden within the creepy old house. Meanwhile, Bree and Mike are adjusting to married life, Tess finds out something alarming about her father's life before he met her mother, and plans are underway for another Thomas Thanksgiving.

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!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

1 lucky reader will win a print copy of

THE HALLOWEEN HAUNTING

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

Take killer vacation in the deadliest little resort in paradise, Aloha Lagoon! This boxed set contains the first 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors, including:

Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. She is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! But when one of Nani's competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police's main suspect.

Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Travel agent Gabby LeClair, a divorced big-city transplant trying to find some aloha spirit in her soul, prides herself on working hard to give the Aloha Lagoon Resort guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for when the body of a client is found dead during one of Gabby's island tours.

Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Samantha Reynolds had hoped that moving to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon would be the start of an exciting new life. But throw in two dead bodies, two unexpected inheritances, and one hot bartender, and the heat in Aloha Lagoon has quickly turned up!

Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
After Simone Ryan is stood up at the altar by her fiancΓ©, Elliott, she decides to enjoy her would-be honeymoon in paradise alone. She checks into the Aloha Lagoon Resort's bridal suite and promptly begins to drown her sorrows in champagne. But when Elliott's body suddenly turns up at the resort, suddenly Simone finds herself not in the role of newlywed but prime murder suspect!

Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
The only thing that Aloha Lagoon Resort manager Charlotte Conner hates more than her employees working on "island time" is Christmas. It isn't just the over commercialized tripe, but it's also the fact that once-upon-a-time her Christmas would-be wedding went up in spectacular flames. But when her assistant turns up dead, it's up to her to hunt down the real murderer.

Spend your next vacation at the most killer Hawaiian resort, Aloha Lagoon! This boxed set contains 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors, including:

Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
New to both Hawaii and the Aloha Lagoon Resort, Carrie Jorgenson has big dreams of stardom. But while she awaits fame and fortune, she's forced to accept a job waitressing at the resort's The Loco Moco CafΓ©. It isn't long before she discovers the dish on her new boss—also known to many as "The Big Kahuna." Hale Akamu is rich, handsome, repulsive...and dead.

Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Ukulele player Nani Johnson is just starting to put the past behind her and settle in on Kauai. Unfortunately her island life proves anything but relaxing when a dead man is found in her backyard. Can Nani stay out of jail long enough to unmask the real killer…or will the police pin it all on her?

Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
After a very painful—and very public—divorce from her cheating football star husband, Kaley Kalua heads to Aloha Lagoon, Hawaii for some peace and privacy. But when a when the woman is found strangled by a bikini top, and the police make it clear that Kaley's aunt Rikki is their main suspect, Kaley is determined to prove her aunt’s innocence!

Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
When server Carrie Jorgenson delivers food to a guest at the Aloha Lagoon resort—who then drops dead!—she finds herself on the trail of a killer. Add in a jealous co-worker, thefts at the restaurant, and a hot maybe-boyfriend, and Carrie's life is anything but paradise!

Lethal Tide (book #10)
When a body is found in the rain forest near Aloha Lagoon, Samantha Reynolds' life in paradise becomes anything but. With the police looking squarely at her boyfriend as their number one suspect, it's up to Samantha to find the real killer, decipher clues to a long-lost treasure, and find out just what skeletons are lurking in her suddenly secretive boyfriend's closet...



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Monday, September 16, 2019

I'm so happy to join
Berkley Mystery
in celebrating the release of  
A KILLER CAROL
Book 7 in the Amish Mysteries
by Laura Bradford


Heavenly, PA has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland, and Claire is delighted to celebrate the season...but a fiendish killer has other plans in this all-new installment in the national bestselling series.

As the owner of Heavenly Treasures, the local gift shop, Claire is busier than ever helping her English customers (and even a few of her Amish friends, like Esther and Ben) find the perfect gift for the special people on their shopping list.

Claire makes sure she has time for her boyfriend, Detective Jakob Fisher. But the man, who was raised and then shunned by the Amish over his choice of career, has been unusually secretive lately. She tries not to worry, to trust their relationship, but trying and doing aren't exactly matching up.

Before she can figure out what's going on with Jakob, word comes that Ruth and Samuel Yoder are being questioned in the death of an elderly Amish couple, found murdered not long after the newlyweds were seen leaving the victims' farm. Ruth, in turn, seeks Claire's help in convincing the police that she and Samuel had nothing to do with what happened. But when Claire comes across a cryptic note tucked inside the wedding gift the victims had given the newlyweds no more than an hour before their murder, she finds herself in dire need of a little convincing as well.

Can Claire get to the bottom of things in time to ensure a merry Christmas for all?

Releases
September 24!

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!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

1 lucky reader will win a print copy of

A KILLER CAROL

 From 
Berkley Mysteries
Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

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MY REVIEW


I just finished reading, A KILLER CAROL, and I wish I had the next book in this series to read right now. Seriously, waiting for a new book in this series to be released it close to unbearable. I’m always bummed when I’m finished reading one. It’s like being on the best vacation ever, only to wake up the next day back at home.  

A KILLER CAROL (I miss the puny Amish themed title with this one), is another delightful installment to the Amish Mysteries. Author Laura Bradford has once again taken us to Heavenly, Pennsylvania. I love the setting of this series and I adore the characters.

Ms. Bradford knows how to write a mystery that pulls me in. This book was no different. There’s a double murder to solve this time, and the main suspects are an Amish couple that are friends of protagonist, Claire. While the Amish are said to do no harm, it’s easy to believe that just may be the case this time. With Amish and “English” (non-Amish) adding to the suspect pool, this was one mystery that had me stumped.

If you’re a fan of true to the meaning “cozy” mysteries, you’re going to love, A KILLER CAROL. If you’re an Amish fiction fan, you’re going to love, A KILLER CAROL. If you’re a fan of Laura Bradford, you’re . . . okay, you see where I’m heading with this right? Plain and simple, you are going to love, A KILLER CAROL!


Pre-order today.
Releases
September 24!

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Hello all!
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Anna Celeste Burke has been giving away Kindle copies of her books, totes, you can when an Amazon Gift Card. 
Attention authors . . . there's a giveaway for you too!


So far we've seen the beautiful new covers of the 
Calla Lily Mysteries.


In California’s Wine Country, Someone Wants Lily Dead

When Lily Callahan returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and U.S. Marshall Austin Jennings take cover.
Money, fame, and love all come into play as motives when Lily and Austin try to find out who sent hired guns to kill Lily. The trouble begins soon after her beloved Aunt Lettie dies and leaves her estate to Lily—is it about the money?

>>>Is Someone Trying To Replicate Lily's Soap Opera Murder?

Is life imitating art? Lily’s trouble-making character in a long-running TV soap was recently killed by a paid hitman. Is a crazed fan trying to end Lily’s life as well as her acting career? Did her agent borrow a page from the script after Lily dismissed him?

>>>An Old Flame Who Will Kill To Get What He Wants

Lily’s surprised to find an old flame waiting for her when she returns home. Has he reached the point that if he can’t have her, nobody can? If it’s about an old love that’s become dangerous, the new one that propels Lily and Austin into each other’s arms won’t help.
Life in small-town California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue.

The curtain may fall on the Calla Lily Players' first season unless Lily and Austin can find a killer on the loose in California's wine country.

Torrential rains threaten to put a damper on The Calla Lily Players’ first outdoor theater production. When the ground suddenly shifts, buried secrets revealed amid the tangled vines put the spotlight on murder. As Lily and Austin dig deeper into the mystery, drama unfolds onstage and off. The race is on to find a killer before opening night.

Grab your copy of the second book in the Calla Lily Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke and join the race!

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LILY'S HOMECOMING UNDER FIRE
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

BOOK TOUR


I'm happy to be a stop on the blog tour for
A CURIO KILLING
Book 3 in the Keepsake Cove Mysteries
by Mary Ellen Hughes


Callie finds treble in Keepsake Cove when her ex-boyfriend is framed for murder
Callie Reed is looking forward to her first Keepsake Cove spring festival. But her excitement dims considerably when she learns that her ex-boyfriend, Hank, will be performing with one of the hired country-western bands. Callie vows to keep her distance, but that changes when the band's manager, Bobby Linville, is found dead, killed with the music box Hank bought at Callie's shop.
Hank is soon singing a sad tune in a detention center with Callie his only lifeline. Though thoroughly aware of his many faults, she knows violence and murder aren't in his blood. But that means one of her fellow Keepsake Cove residents must be hiding a dark secret―something Callie desperately needs to uncover.

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A CHAT WITH MARY ELLEN

LKBR:  Thank you for being here today, Mary Ellen!

MEH: Thanks for having me, Lisa. This is one of my favorite places to be!


LKBR: Please tell us a bit about you, and your book/series.

MEH: I am the author of eleven cozy mystery books. My latest, A CURIO KILLING, was just released and is the third of the Keepsake Cove series.

Keepsake Cove is a town-within-a-town that is full of specialty shops offering particular collectibles. My main character, Callie, owns House of Melody, a collectible music box shop, and she lives in a tiny, fairy-tale cottage behind it, both of which she inherited from an aunt. She shares the cottage with Jagger, a Russian Blue cat (also inherited), loves her new life but somehow gets involved with solving murders!


LKBR: Any hints or spoilers you can give us about A CURIO KILLING?

MEH: Not a spoiler, but Callie’s ex-boyfriend, Hank, who she thought she’d shaken off months ago, shows up in Keepsake Cove as part of a band booked for the Cove’s spring festival. He falls into big trouble, and Callie is the only one who believes in his innocence enough to get him out of it… if she can.


LKBR: Have you ever gotten reader’s block? Just find it hard to get into reading because you are so into your writing?

MEH: I’ve sometimes gotten stuck, maybe midway through a book, but not exactly blocked. Usually talking it over with my husband or my critique group gives me the jump-start and ideas I need to move forward.


LKBR: Is there anything you would give up if you thought it would make you an even better writer?

MEH: Sure! Broccoli, tread milling, and very bad movies. I’m willing to sacrifice, LOL!


LKBR: Any new projects in the works?

MEH: Yes! I’m knee-deep into writing a new book for a brand new series that will have a craft fair and knitting focus! A WICKED YARN will be written under a pen name, Emmie Caldwell, and should be published in the fall of 2020.


LKBR: If you could ask your readers 3 questions, what would they be?

MEH: What kind of characters do you like to see in books? What storylines interest you the most? What should I fix for dinner tonight??


LKBR: Where can readers go to learn more about you and your books?



LKBR: Thank you so much, Mary Ellen, for letting us get to know you better!

MEH: Thanks for having me, Lisa! It’s always fun to be here.


!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

2 lucky readers will win a print copy of

A CURIO KILLING

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

Winner will be chosen after September 19 at the end of the tour.

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


MY REVIEW


I have adored everything I have read by author Mary Ellen Hughes. The Keepsake Cove Mysteries are no exception. Since the first page of book one, A FATAL COLLECTION, I’ve been invested in the lives of the characters, the town, everything.

A CURIO KILLING was a fabulous read cover to cover. The characters have grown so much since the beginning. The excitement of the Spring Festival really drew me in. I had a longing to be walking down the streets lined with the quaint collectable shops.

The mystery element of this story was extremely well done. Ms. Hughes truly knows how to keep readers on the edge of our seats. I held my breath for a good deal of this story, and didn’t release it until the reveal.

A CURIO KILLING, indeed the entire Keepsake Cove series is a perfect example of what a true cozy series should be. Author Hughes doesn’t rely on “edginess” to make her mysteries pop. She stays true to the genre, and that means everything to me when reading a cozy mystery.

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About Mary Ellen Hughes


Mary Ellen Hughes is the bestselling author of the Pickled and Preserved Mysteries, the Craft Corner Mysteries, and the Maggie Olenski Mysteries, along with several short stories. The Keepsake Cove series begins with A Fatal Collection and continues with A VINTAGE DEATH and A CURIO KILLING.

Author Links
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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

September 6 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW
September 6 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
September 7 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
September 7 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT
September 7 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
September 8 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT
September 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST September 9 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
September 9 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
September 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
September 10 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
September 11 – The Book's the Thing – REVIEW, GUEST POST
September 11 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
September 12 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT
September 12 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT
September 13 – Brianne's Book Reviews – REVIEW
September 13 – eBook Addicts – REVIEW, RECIPE
September 14 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
September 15 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
September 16 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST
September 17 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
September 17 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
September 18 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
September 19 – View from the Birdhouse - REVIEW


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