Saturday, October 12, 2019

It's coming!
What we've all been waiting for!


October 18 - 31!

Check out the line-up we have this year!

Friday 18: (Kathi Daley Hosts)
Games, giveaways, recipes, and a 'Chat with the Author' session (time to be announced.)
Saturday 19: (Lisa Ks Book Reviews Host)
1:00 Terrie Farley Moran (on behalf of Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran)
2:00 Dianne Harman
3:00 Julia Bickley
4:00 Debra Sennefelder
5:00 Julie Hennrikus aka Julia Henry
6:00 Donna Walo Clancy
7:00 Catherine Bruns
Sunday 20:
Linda Reilly Giveaway
James J. Cudney Giveaway
Monday 21: (Lisa Ks Book Reviews Host)
4:00 Anna Celeste Burke
5:00 Cee Cee James
6:00 Tess Thompson
7:00 Jenny Kales
8:00 Lori Herter
Tuesday 22:
Ginger Bolton/Janet Bolin Giveaway
Wednesday 23:
Michelle Francik Giveaway
Thursday 24: (MJB Reviewers Host)
11:00 Meghan Muldoon
12:00 Tonya Kappes
1:00 Annette Dashoffy
2:00 Susan Bernhardt
4:00 Sharon Pape
5:00 Marilyn Levinson
Friday 25: (Girl with Book Lungs Host)
10:00 Christina Freeburn
12:30 Julie Anne Lindsey
3:00 Libby Klein
5:30 Julie Mulhern
8:30 Lisa Sherril (she'll be sharing Halloween themed books for kiddos and littles!)
Saturday 26: (Cozy up with Kathy Host)
11:00 Cozy Up With Kathy will open festivities
11:30 Amanda Flower
12:00 Meg Mims
12:30 Sharon Farrow
1:00 Krista Davis
1:30 Kathy will talk about Tarot
2:30 Carolyn Haines
3:00 Gigi Pandian
3:30 BREAK
6:00 Lissa Marie Redmond
6:30 L.J.M. Owen
7:00 Daryl Wood Gerber
7:30 Cleo Coyle
Sunday 27: (Lisa Ks Book Reviews Host)
12:00 Kim Hornsby
1:00 Various authors of Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge
3:00 Vicki Vass
4:00 Jenna St. James
5:00 Holly Quinn
6:00 V.M. Burns
7:00 Sherry Harris
Monday 28: (A Cozy Experience Host) 
12:30 Bethany Blake
1:00 Heather Redmond
1:30 Lynn Cahoon
2:00 Duffy Brown
2:30 J.C. Kenney
3:00 Tonya Kappes
6:00 Daryl Wood Gerber
6:30 Vicki Delany
7:00 Mary Angela
7:30 Catherine Bruns
8:00 Ellery Adams
8:30 Ellen Byron
Tuesday 29: (Hosted by Lisa Ks Book Reviews)
3:00 Larissa Reinhart
4:00 Lee Hollis
5:00 Tammy L. Grace
6:00 Toni LoTempio
7:00 Alice Loweecey
8:00 Maya Corrigan
Wednesday 30:
Alexis Morgan Giveaway
Thursday 31: (Hosted by Kathi Daley)
Games, Giveaways, and author chat (time to be determined)
All times are Eastern and all times are subject to change. To convert the times use the following key: 12:00 EST/ 11:00 CST/ 10:00 MST/ 9:00 PST
Make your plans to join us for the fun!

October 18 - 31!


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Friday, October 11, 2019


It's
Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!
This week's recipe is from
DEATH BY HAUNTED HOUSE
by Lee Hollis
from the
Haunted House Anthology
by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross.


DEATH BY HAUNTED HOUSE by LEE HOLLIS
For the past two years, the house next door to Hayley Powell has sat abandoned after the owner died under mysterious circumstances. The Salinger family has recently taken possession of the property, but the realtor behind the deal has vanished—after a very public and angry argument with Damien Salinger. If Bar Harbor’s newest neighbors are murderers, Hayley will haunt them until they confess.

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HATTIE'S FALL APPLE COBBLER


Ingredients

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick, melted)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup self-raising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 can apple pie filling


Directions

   Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
   Pour your melted butter into a 2-quart baking dish.
   In a large mixing bowl add your sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to combine.
   Stir the milk into the flour mixture and stir to combine. 
   Pour the mixture onto the melted butter. Do not stir.
   Spoon apple pie mixture evenly over the top. Do not stir.
   Bake in the preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until crust rises and top is golden brown. 

The above photos are not mine, but belong to the photographers.
They were found through Google images an/or Pinterest.


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Check out these giveaways from GoodReads!
(Use the link below each book for a chance to enter)











The books I've listed are just some of the titles you can win!
There are not only more mysteries (of all types) but books in just about any genre you can think of.
What are you waiting for? Go enter!!!

NOTE: The giveaways on GoodReads are for both Print and eBooks copies. Make sure to enter only for the ones you want.

GOOD LUCK!

PS . . . While you're there, I'd love for you to friend me and check out my reviews! If you enjoy them, please make sure to Like them. Thanks!


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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hello all!
Have you been following 
Anna Celeste Burke's Cover Redo Extravaganza
on Facebook?

Anna Celeste Burke has had chances to win Kindle copies of her books, totes, and Amazon Gift Cards and more! Winners have been announced today over at the event page, so go check it out! 


Attention authors . . . the winner for your giveaway has been announced as well. Go check it out at the event page!


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LAST DAY TO ENTER!

!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

2 lucky readers will win a Kindle copy of
their choice of

Book 1 in any of 
Anna Celeste Burkes series!

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

LAST DAY TO ENTER!

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Don't forget to check out 
Anna Celeste Burke's Cover Redo Extravaganza
on Facebook



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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

I'm so happy to join Berkley Mystery in 
celebrating the October 1 release of  
THE BODIES IN THE LIBRARY
Book 1 in the First Edition Mysteries
by Marty Wingate


Hayley Burke's fresh start as the curator of The First Edition Society's library in Bath, England, is about to take a rotten turn in this charming new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke has landed a dream job. She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library. The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glynis Woolgar, Lady Fowling's former secretary.

Mrs. Woolgar does not like Hayley's ideas to modernize The First Edition Society and bring in fresh blood. And she is not even aware of the fact that Hayley does not know the first thing about the Golden Age of Mysteries. Hayley is faking it till she makes it, and one of her plans to breathe new life into the Society is actually taking flight--an Agatha Christie fan fiction writers group is paying dues to meet up at Middlebank House.

But when one of the group is found dead in the venerable stacks of the library, Hayley has to catch the killer to save the Society and her new job.

About Marty Wingate
USA Today best-selling author Marty Wingate shares her love of Britain in three mystery series. Her newest - The First Edition Library mysteries (Berkley) - is set in the lovely Georgian spa town of Bath. Here we find Hayley Burke, curator of an impressive collection of books from the Golden Age of Mystery - Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, and all the rest. Too bad Hayley has never read a detective story in her life. In book one - The Bodies in the Library (October 2019) - she attempts to bluff her way along when a member of a local fan-fiction writers group turns up dead. In her library.

Marty is also author of the Potting Shed books (Alibi) featuring Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England. In the latest, Midsummer Mayhem, Pru finds herself up to her ears in murder and Shakespeare, as she builds the set for an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Birds of a Feather mysteries (Alibi) follow Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village - in book four, Farewell, My Cuckoo, Julia attempts to identify a murder victim found at the edge of the village while doing battle with her boyfriend's sister, who has made herself entirely too at home in Julia's cottage.

Marty lives with her husband and two cats near Seattle, and her local library stands in for a more colorful writing venue - say, Vita Sackville-West's tower at Sissinghurst. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Crime Writers Association (Britain) as well as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Royal Horticultural Society. She has her own modest vintage collection of books from the Golden Age writers.
Marty takes research seriously - she is a former how-to garden writer of three books and a countless number (at least, she stopped counting ages ago) of magazine and newspaper articles on everything from apple maggot to the prettiest daffodils and the best-smelling roses. Research took on an entirely new light when she began writing mysteries, and now she and her husband travel regularly to England and Scotland, where she plunges deeply into study concerning the next adventure for Hayley, Julia, or Pru - sparing not a few minutes a day to head to the pub.

Connect with Marty on Facebook (Marty Wingate Author) or on her website: martywingate.com.


AVAILABLE TODAY!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Hello all!
Have you been following 
Anna Celeste Burke's Cover Redo Extravaganza
on Facebook?


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!


📚📖📚📖📚

!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

2 lucky readers will win a Kindle copy of
their choice of

Book 1 in any of 
Anna Celeste Burkes series!

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

📚📖📚📖📚


Don't forget to check out 
Anna Celeste Burke's Cover Redo Extravaganza
on Facebook



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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Keeping with yesterday's theme . . . 
I'm so happy to join Berkley Mystery in 
celebrating the October 1 release of  
MUMBO GUMBO MURDER
Book 16 in the Scrapbooking Mysteries
by Laura Childs
with Terry Farley Moran


A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parading through the French Quarter. Some are very spooky and veiled, others are tall and gangly, like strange aliens.
    
As the parade proceeds, Carmela Bertrand and her best friend, Ava, follow behind, down Royal Street and past the food booths. Suddenly, they hear a terrible crash from Devon Dowling's antiques shop. They rush inside to find Devon collapsed with blood streaming down the side of his face. Has he been shot? Stabbed? 911 is hastily called, and the police and EMTs show up. After the police examine Devon's body, they tell Carmela and Ava that their friend was murdered with an icepick. They're shocked beyond belief—and now Mimi, Devon's little pug, is left homeless.

Carmela and Ava are determined to catch the murderer, but the list of suspects is long. How long do they have before they find themselves on the killer's list?

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!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

2 lucky reader will win a print copies of

MUMBO GUMBO MURDER

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

MY REVIEW


All I can say is . . . They’ve done it again! Authors Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran have once again spirited us away to New Orleans for another great mystery. MUMBO GUMBO MURDER is packed cover to cover with excitement, fun, mystery and more, all set in the liveliest, and deadliest city in the USA.

MUMBO GUMBO MURDER is one of the best stories I have read in this series so far. From the murder (with a weapon that made me cringe), to the exciting reveal, I was riveted to my seat. Page after page I was spellbound by the tale that unraveled. I honestly don’t know how the authors do it, but my memory of reading this book comes more as a memory of images on a screen, not words on a page. When I close my eyes, I can still see the scenes. Wow.  

I’ve never been to New Orleans, nor have I ever wanted to go. But each time I read a Scrapbooking Mystery, I feel like I am really missing out, and I may have to change my mind. But if it’s all the same to authors Childs and Moran, I would never go with them. Not the way murder follows those two around! However, once I read the recipes in the back of the book, I’m more than happy to have them cook for me! ;-)

Fans of this series and/or these authors cannot go wrong with, MUMBO GUMBO MURDER. And newbies, you will become returning fans.



GOOD LUCK


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