Sunday, April 18, 2021

 Hello beautiful, you, you, and you!

I'm taking a me day today.

Have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

 BOOK TOUR


I'm so happy to be a stop on the blog tour for
MONKEY BREAD BUSINESS
Book 6 in Cast Iron Mysteries
by Jodi Rath


Nature breeds new life with the sign of Spring in the air in Leavensport, Ohio, and Jolie and Ava find their new families’ lives turned upside down! With properties in Leavensport beginning to sell, Nina Sanchez opened a bakery after purchasing the lot next to M&M’s Italian restaurant. She is new to town and swears to Ava and Jolie she has no connection to the Dominican Republic Sanchez mafia family. Yet, Ava is skeptical, and this sends Jolie and Ava off on yet another investigation looking at how organized crime connects to their little village and the politics that surround it.

Meanwhile, Nina Sanchez is not thrilled to feel obliged to cross-sell and become a full-fledged member of Leavensport, especially not with Jolie and Ava investigating her history. She has no choice when her son discovers a murdered homeless woman on the street on his way to deliver bread to the local shelter—it looks a lot like a mob hit and the reveal of who the homeless woman is will send all of Leavensport on alert making Jolie question the future of her town.


Welcome to Leavensport, Ohio, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

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!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

1 lucky reader will win a

Prize Package of an eBook and a Paperback from the series, and a
Kindle!

(See Rafflecopter form below)

USA only

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

Winner will be chosen after April 25 at the end of the tour


This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours

About Jodi Rath

 
 Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her nine cats. 

Author Links: 
Twitter @jodirath 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS 

April 16 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW
April 16 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
April 17 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
April 17 – Tea Book Blanket – SPOTLIGHT
April 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 18 – Literary Gold – REVIEW
April 18 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 19 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
April 19 – Christy's Cozy Corners – GUEST POST
April 19 – Christa Reads and Writes – SPOTLIGHT
April 20 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 20 – My Journey Back the Journey Back – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 20 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 22 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic - GUEST POST, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 22 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
April 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy - CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 23 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 24 – MJB Reviewers - SPOTLIGHT, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 24 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 25 – CelticLady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – eBook Addicts – REVIEW

 

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Friday, April 16, 2021

In today's author spotlight, 
I shine my light on wonderful author
Denise Swanson

Denise Swanson lives in rural Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr.

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SCUMBLE RIVER MYSTERIES

Murder of a Small Town-Honey ‘00
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady ‘01
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty ‘02
Murder of a Snake in the Grass ‘03
Murder of a Barbie & Ken ’03
Murder of a Pink Elephant ’04 ……..Valentine’s Day
Murder of a Smart Cookie ‘05
Murder of a Real Bad Boy ’06
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde ’07
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry ’08
Murder of a Royal Pain ’09…………….Halloween
Murder of a Wedding Belle ’10
Murder of a Bookstore Babe ’11
Murder of a Creped Suzette ’11
Murder of the Cat’s Meow ’12
Murder of a Stacked Librarian ’13…….Christmas
Murder of a Needled Knitter ’14
Murder of an Open Book ’15
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper ’16

Dead Blondes Tell No Tales (Novella) ’12 (After Murder of a Creped Suzette)

Not a Monster of a Chance ’12 (story)

WELCOME BACK TO SCUMBLE RIVER MYSTERIES


                                                            Available July 27, 2021


DEVEREAUX'S DIME STORE MYSTERIES





CHEF-TO-GO MYSTERIES




FOREVER CHARMED MYSTERIES



STAND ALONES

A Finger in Every Lie (story)

Drop-Dead Blonde   ’05  (Anthology with Victoria Laurie, Nancy Martin, Denise Swanson, & Elaine Viets) – Dead Blondes Tell No Tales (of the Scumble River Mysteries) is the novella in this anthology.



After 22 years as a practicing school psychologist, Denise is happiest sitting in her screen porch reading. However, when the weather turns too cold, she's willing to leave the Midwest to cruise the sunny Caribbean.

Denise is an animal lover, but her home is currently furless, since her kitty of 20 years passed away in August of 2016. Instead, she enjoys watching the wildlife out her office window.


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Want a chance to chat with Karen Rose Smith live?
Head over to the beachbumbookworm's channel on YouTube, Saturday April 17 at 2:00 pm est, where the author will be the special guest of 
YouTuber and cozy mystery fan, Tiffany. 


I hope to be there for the fun, and I hope you will too!
While you're there, subscribe to beachbumbookworm and click notifications so won't miss one of Tiffany's videos. 


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

Did you know you can get FREE eBooks?

The following titles were free at the time I listed them here on Monday, April 12. There is a chance they are no longer free. 

These titles are all from Amazon US for Kindle. However, they are likely available for other eReaders, and on other international Amazon sites.









These titles are just a 
sampling of the free eBooks you find!

Be careful when picking out your free eBooks on Amazon. They also have Amazon Unlimited, and while they are free, you have to have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited, and it does cost. 

I haven't read any of these, so please, let me know if you do, and what you think about them?

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Monday, April 12, 2021


Check out these giveaways at GoodReads!

There could be a mix of print and eBooks, so make sure to check before you enter.

Use the link below each book for a chance to enter.







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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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Sunday, April 11, 2021

 BOOK TOUR


I'm so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for
THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Book 4 in Food Blogger Mysteries
by Debra Sennefelder


Food blogger Hope Early takes on a cold case that's heating up fast . . .
 
Building on her recipe for success with her food blog, Hope at Home, Hope is teaching her first blogging class at the local library in Jefferson, Connecticut. She’s also learning about podcasts, including a true-crime one called Search for the Missing, hosted by Hope's childhood friend, Devon Markham. Twenty years ago on Valentine's Day, right here in Jefferson, Devon's mom disappeared and was never found. Finally Devon has returned to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother—and she asks Hope to help.

The next day Hope discovers Devon's apartment has been ransacked. Her laptop with the research on her mother's cold case is missing, and Devon is nowhere to be found. When her friend's body is later discovered in a car wreck, Hope is convinced it's no accident. Clearly, Devon was too close to the truth, and the cold-blooded killer is still at large in Jefferson. Now it's up to Hope to find the guilty party—before the food blogger herself becomes the next subject of another true-crime podcast . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

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!!!GIVEAWAY!!!

1 lucky reader will win a print copy of

THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

USA only

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

Winner will be chosen after April 14 at the end of the tour




Having already adored this series since book one, I was truly over the top excited for, THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. I have felt connected to lead character, Hope, from the beginning. It’s been fun to read about a fellow blogger, even if we do blog about different things.

 This is perhaps my favorite book in the Food Blogger Mysteries so far. I’ve enjoyed watching, author Debra Sennefelder, flesh out and grow her cast of characters. Characters I both love, and love to not like. They are layered with wonderful, and not so perfect layers. She truly is a gifted writer.

 Sennefelder’s gift of writing doesn’t stop at creating rich characters. She uses it to superbly pen mysteries that keep the reader both intrigued and engaged. That talent is doubled in, THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TO MUCH, which features murder both past and present.

Trying to follow along with everything that was going on in this story, both delighted me and made my head spin (in a good way). Seriously, for as many cozy mysteries as I have read, it’s rare for me to figure out whodunit. But with author Sennefelder at the helm, I didn’t even stand a fair chance. She has a way of sidetracking me every time I think I’m on to something. I’d get all excited because I just knew I had it all worked out, and she would pull the rug out from under me. LOL Well done, Debra. Brava!

Above, I mentioned this may be my favorite book in the series so far. Honestly, there’s no maybe about it. THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH win hands down.


LKBR:  Thank you for joining us today, Debra. I loved, THE CORPSE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, and I know others will as well. What are your plans for this series?

DS: I’m getting ready to release book five, THE CORPSE IN THE GAZEBO in the fall.

 

LKBR: Are you working on any new projects?

DS: I’ve just finished writing the fourth book, BEAUTY AND THE DECEASED, in my Resale Boutique Mystery series.

 

LKBR: When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

DS: When I was kid. I loved writing stories. My Barbie dolls had the best adventures.

 

LKBR: Was getting your first book published everything you thought it would be? The feelings? The process?

DS: It was everything I thought it would be. I’d been around the publishing world for several years and I had friends who were published, so I knew what to expect but nothing really prepares you for seeing your book in print and on a bookstore shelf. That was an amazing moment.

 

LKBR: How did you handle it when changes were made to your first manuscript? I don’t have a thick skin, so I know how I would have felt.

DS: I welcomed the changes because I wanted to put out the best possible book. I’d been a part of critique groups, so I was used to having my work marked up and torn apart. I’m very fortunate to work with a great team at Kensington.

 

LKBR: What is your favorite part of being a writer?

DS: I love making up stories and now I get to do it full-time. And when I’m writing a Food Blogger book, I get to do a lot of recipe testing.

 

LKBR: Have you ever read a book that has stayed with you long after reading it?

DS: Yes. The most recent is Verity by Colleen Hoover gave me a book hangover. It’s the first book of hers I read, and I devoured it. It’s not a cozy at all and I wouldn’t recommend it if your preference is for only clean reads.

 

LKBR: Why are reviews, good or bad, so important to authors?

DS: Reviews help other readers find books that they would enjoy reading.

 

LKBR: On what sites do you recommend readers leave their reviews? All the sites!

DS: I know that’s a big ask. I would encourage readers to leave reviews where they are comfortable doing so and where they go to read reviews. Goodreads is a great place and so is BookBub.

 

LKBR: If you could spend one hour with a reader, what would you want to talk about?

DS: Books of course! And hobbies. I love learning about what people enjoy spending their time doing. And if they’re a gardener, I’d love some garden tips.

 

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


About Debbie Sennefelder

Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery.

Her first novel, THE UNINVITED CORPSE (A Food Blogger mystery) was published in 2018. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, where she majored in her hobby of fashion buying, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in retail and publishing before becoming a full-time author. Her writing companion is her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih Tzu, Connie.

Author Links
 NEWSLETTER: http://bit.ly/2jBx9oV 
 FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: http://bit.ly/2qjwHyT 
 INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2EQh6da 

 Purchase Links 
Amazon    -    Barnes & Noble    –     Kensington    -    Kobo    -    Google Play 

TOUR PARTICIPANTS

April 1 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW*
April 1 – I'm All About Books - SPOTLIGHT
April 2 – Literary Gold – REVIEW
April 2 – My Journey Back – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
April 3 – Here's How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
April 3 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 3 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
April 4 – Christa Reads and Writes – SPOTLIGHT
April 4 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW*
April 5 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW*, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 5 – StoreyBook Reviews – AUTHOR GUEST POST
April 6 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW*
April 6 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book - REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 7 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 8 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR GUEST POST
April 8 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 9 – Novels Alive – AUTHOR GUEST POST
April 9 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
April 10 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 10 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – REVIEW
April 11 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW*, AUTHOR INTERVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 12 – Christy's Cozy Corners -SPOTLIGHT
April 12 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
April 13 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY
April 13 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
April 14 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
April 14 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT

GOOD LUCK!
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