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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Target by Tina Donahue

 


Target

The Valesky Crime Family Book 1

by Tina Donahue

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance

A Russian kingpin wants her dead… the only one who can stop it is the man sent to murder her.

Toni Flores loved her dream job working for a respected US senator until he raped her. She’s determined to bring him to justice, no matter the cost.

For years, Dimitri Valesky, head of a Russian crime family in America, has bought off those in government. Just like the senator responsible for Toni’s assault. When she won’t keep quiet about it and risks Dimitri’s business, he orders his stepson Michael to kill her.

Michael’s a lobbyist not a mafia enforcer. He refuses the insane demand, but Dimitri insists. The power he holds over Michael and his brothers is absolute… or so he believes.

Rather than murder Toni, Michael intends to romance her. Once he convinces her to keep quiet about the Senator, she won’t be a target any longer and Dimitri will back off on the hit. The plan falls apart and now they are dodging mafia enforcers, bullets, and Dimitri’s outrage.

Michael and Toni fight to stay alive and save those dearest to them as they also fall hopelessly in love.

This is book one in the Valesky Crime Family series and has an HEA.

Publisher’s Note: This contemporary dark mafia romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, action, adventure, adult themes, and possible triggers for some readers.

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Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

On a less serious note: she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot romances she writes.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway for the Born of Shadows and Magic Boxset

 

Born of Shadows and Magic

An Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Boxset

As myths, legends, and ancient tales rise from the shadows, these heroes and heroines are left to face the darkest challenges of them all.

Life’s hard enough as a paranormal. Shifters, vampire, elementals, witches, fae… we all have our weakness, our curses, our wars to wage and battles to fight.
But being a hybrid or a halfling, things just get worse. We don’t fit in anywhere, our powers are thwarted or out of control, and everyone wants us dead.
Can we overcome these trials…or are the odds stacked too high against us? We’ll risk it all—even our lives—to find out. And hope we don’t die trying.
This paranormal and urban fantasy romance anthology includes 19 brand new, never before published novels from today’s bestselling authors and exciting up-and-coming talent!

Including all new stories by….
Kira Nyte
Fiona McArthur
Renee Hewett & Mandy Rosko
Cassidy K. O'Connor & Sheri Lyn
Krista Ames
Stephanie Hansen
Mia Ellas
Fatima Fayez
Ryan Southwick
C.A. King
Charlie Nottingham
Emma B. Layne
Mireille Chester
Ruby St. George
K. Rea
N.L. Hoffmann
Cherron Riser
Marissa Nofer
Shana Vernon

Here’s a peek of what’s inside!

Nora would do anything to protect her sister and avoid the Pit—even take a deal from the one archangel she despises.

The Archangel’s Deal by K. Rea


All she wanted was to find the guy terrorizing Midtown; instead, she found a magical underground war going on right under our noses.

A Fire Awakens by Mireille Chester


A college freshman turned rumored chosen one must save her university when an ancient demon returns and possesses one of their own.

Faust University by Emma B. Layne


All of a sudden, she has a twin, magic, and apparently doesn’t even belong in this realm. Let’s hope they don’t expect her to save the world, too.

Magic in the Shadows by Cassidy K. O'Connor & Sheri Lyn


A vigilante hell-bent on revenge, a reincarnated angel in a fragile human body, and a mission to right the wrongs of the past. What could go wrong? Turn out, everything.

-The Angel’s Fury by Mandy Rosko and Renee Hewett


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Moon Lighting

by C.A. Gray

Adrenaline is the cure for her body, mind, and soul.

If she ignores the call of her ancestors, death is sure to follow. If she puts aside the desires of her heart, it’s guaranteed to break.

A mild-mannered teacher by day.

A rogue vigilante by night.

A cop with an agenda.

Two hearts intertwined by fate.

This magic-wielding hybrid isn’t holding back when it comes to justice or love, but can she have both?

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real time.

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn't open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn't need to be a reason or trigger.

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years.

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don't ever let anyone tell you different.

I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes—I want them to know they are making a difference.

Fast forward to today...

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author has over 60 books available across multiple fantasy sub-genres.

Awards include:

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author category 2017 & 2018 & 2019

Brant News Readers' Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017 

Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017 Silver medal

2017 SIBA Awards - Best Novella

2017 SIBA Awards - Best New Adult

2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: Gold Medal in the Fiction - Supernatural genre

2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: Bronze Medal in the Fiction - New Adult genre

2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction - Supernatural genre

2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban genre

City of Brantford Featured Artist February 2020

Burlington Post Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Toronto Star Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Cambridge Times Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Burlington Post Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2021

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Deep Green Envy by Joy Ann Ribar

Deep Green Envy

 (Deep Lakes Cozy Mystery Series) 

 by Joy Ann Ribar

About Deep Green Envy

Cozy Mystery  
Setting - Wisconsin 3rd in Series 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ten16 Press (September 21, 2021)  
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 344 pages  
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1645382931 
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1645382935 
Digital Print length ‏ : ‎ 226 pages  
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09CMX8S6W 
 

Summer in Deep Lakes sprouts a homegrown murder on the O'Connor farm. Frankie Champagne's hunt for clues lands her deep in sheep doo-doo, especially after rare stones surface in unexpected places. Crime-solving is no picnic for the baker/vintner as she hops from farm to field to bakery, trying to keep up with the tourist season and track a killer, too.

REVIEW
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

This is a new author/series for me but so was eager to dive into it to see what happens. I have no regrets and highly enjoyed the story. We follow Frankie who honestly is a hoot. She is taking care of a sheep farm while the owners are away at a family wedding. Things should have gone smoothly but then strange sounds wakes her up in the middle of the night. Upon investigating she found a man shot. Questions arise about what happened so Frankie decides she has to look into things before the owners return. This leads to all sorts of interesting situations as well as strange things going on. Set in a small town that is filled with a wide range of characters sets things up for quite a few surprising twists that will keep you turning the page to see what happens next. Made of a delightful cozy that is sure to be enjoyed by fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Joy Ann Ribar

Joy Ann Ribar lives in central Wisconsin with her business partner-husband, John. She writes the Deep Lakes Mystery Series, starring baker/vinter and all-around spitfire, Frankie Champagne. Joy’s writing is inspired by Wisconsin’s four distinct seasons and local flavors, which she hopes to promote for all to enjoy.

Joy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Midwest Independent Booksellers, and Wisconsin Writers Association. She enjoys researching viticulture at area wineries, birding, hiking, and chatting with readers. Joy and her husband, John, someday plan to sell their house, buy an RV and travel around the U.S. spreading good cheer and hygge! Joy is a little proud to have two bestsellers with Orange Hat Publishing: Deep Dark Secrets (2019) and Deep Bitter Roots (2020), under the Ten16 Press imprint of Orange Hat.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Politics Makes Strange Deadfellows by Jane DiLucchio

 


Politics Makes Strange Deadfellows

Kate Matthews Mystery Series Book 2

by Jane DiLucchio

Genre: Cozy LGBTQ Mystery

Kate Matthews expected to face challenges when she was elected to the Santa Barbara City Council. She hadn’t counted on her sister-in-law, Michelle, being one of them.

Kate understood that Michelle was mentally ill and periodically homeless. What she didn’t understand was why Michelle turned up in Santa Barbara only to disappeared again—until the police announced that Michelle was wanted in connection with a murder.

Wading through the morass of Michelle’s life in order to find out the truth while also handling Council politics and issues proves to be more complicated than Kate could ever have anticipated. When her wife and children become entangled in the quagmire, Kate finds out just how much she is willing to do to save her family.

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Going Coastal

Kate Matthews Mystery Series Book 1

A client dying on her massage table is traumatic enough for Kate Matthews, but when the police declare that death a homicide, her life is upended as she is cast as the major suspect.


None of this is what Kate expected from her move to the peaceful, beach town of Santa Barbara, California. After a near-fatal heart attack, an early retirement from her Los Angeles law firm, and a change in careers, Kate envisioned a quiet life with her wife, Alicia, and their grown children.


Since her client, Celia Tucker, held a politically-influential position on the California Coastal Commission, the murder becomes a media event. Kate finds herself and her family sucked into the maelstrom. The former lawyer has all she can do to find the truth behind Celia’s death without adding her own name to the body count.

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Jane DiLucchio is a late bloomer when it comes to writing.

She spent many years as a teacher (first elementary school and later at the community college level), massage therapist, and backyard farmer before giving in to the little voices that kept sounding off in her head.

Since there’s a thin line between a psychotic and a writer (psychotics try to convince everyone that the voices they hear are real; writers write it down and tell everyone its fiction), Jane finally decided to give in to the voices rather than undergo intensive psychotherapy.

Jane and her wife are raising their two cats in a loving home in Southern California. (Actually, the cats allow Jane and Sue to live with them in return for certain personal services, but that’s another story entirely.) Jane continues to raise crops, travel, write, and spend time with her friends and family – all activities she loves.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Our Fearful Roots by Carmilla Voiez & Faith Marlow

 

Our Fearful Roots

by Carmilla Voiez & Faith Marlow

Genre: Southern Gothic Horror 

Dark memories are carried on the scent of roses.

Mary wants a better life for her family and hopes the house she inherited from her aunt in Alabama will be a sanctuary for them all, but Mary and the house share a terrible secret.

Roots run deep in the south, but secrets run even deeper.

Join the Anderson family in a tale of Southern Gothic Horror in four voices.

Our Fearful Roots

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Carmilla Voiez is proudly pansexual, and an autistic introvert who finds writing much easier than verbal communication. A lifelong Goth, she is passionate about horror, the alt scene, intersectional feminism, art, nature and animals. She lives by the sea in North Scotland and is studying an Arts and Humanities (Creating Writing) BA(Hons) degree.

Carmilla grew up on a varied diet of horror. Her earliest influences as a teenage reader were Graham Masterton, Brian Lumley and Clive Barker mixed with the romance of Hammer Horror and the visceral violence of the first wave of Video Nasties. Fascinated by the Goth aesthetic and enchanted by threnodies of eighties Goth and post-punk music she evolved into the creature of darkness we find today.

Her books are both extraordinarily personal and universally challenging. As Jef Withonef of Houston Press once said - "You do not read her books, you survive them."

Carmilla’s bibliography includes The Venus Virus, The Starblood (four book) Series, Starblood the graphic novel, Psychonaut the graphic novel, The Ballerina and the Revolutionary, Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales. Her short stories have been included in Zombie Punks Fuck Off, Another Beautiful Nightmare, Elements of Horror: Water, D is for Demons, Trembling With Fear, and Sirens Call Magazine.

To find out more, visit her website at www.carmillavoiez.com.

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Faith Marlow is a USA Today best selling author of dark fantasy/ paranormal/ horror. Her stories stir emotions and explore the thin veil between human and the inhuman. Dark, yet inviting and familiar, Faith seeks to deliver chills with a sense of class, and sometimes a bit of heat. With each story, she hopes to build exposure for fellow women authors and artists who create horror.

Her debut, "Being Mrs. Dracula", chronicles the lives of Count Dracula's three beautiful, yet very different wives, Valeria, Ilona, and Fleur. The story continues with "Being Dracula's Widow" and the third installment of the series "Being Dracula's Heir". The fourth book is currently in development.

Faith's latest project, the "Scorned Women" series launched in 2020 with its first book, a retelling of the story of Medusa. Each book in this series will focus on a different woman in and seek to give them a second chance.

Faith is also proud to be featured in multiple short story anthologies. When she isn't writing or reading, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching a horror movie, online shopping for Funko Pop! figures, at a rock show, or entertaining her house panther, Teddy. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Scottie, and son, Avery.

To find out more, visit her website at www.faithmarlow.com

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Cover Reveal for Side Effects by LJ Greene

Side Effects
LJ Greene
Publication date: December 13th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Who can you trust?

Ally Michels is fresh out of her MBA program at Cal and has landed her dream job at hot, up-and-coming video game developer, Jet Stream Studios, all thanks to her uncle, Jet’s largest venture capital investor. She’s feeling pretty good about her future until an inadvertent blurt in a company meeting brings down upon her the dangerous attention of Jet’s co-founder and chief developer, Marcus Abby.

Beautiful, brilliant, and vicious, Marcus is every bit the arrogant, deceitful founder her uncle warned her about. But in the power-fueled world of venture capital investing, things aren’t always what they seem. When Ally finds herself caught up in a play for corporate control, she must work with Marcus to save the company and an ideal she believes in, while navigating perilous family loyalties and fighting to hold onto her own integrity.

For Ally, there’s just one rule: never, ever trust Marcus Abby. Because the one man she needs to stop a high-stakes plot is the one man who has every reason to want her gone.

SIDE EFFECTS is an adult contemporary, twisty, underhanded, certainly unscrupulous . . . romance.

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Romance author, obsessive multi-tasker, California native, music lover with no apparent musical talent, travel enthusiast, and cheese connoisseur

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Broken Wolf by Mila Young

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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

We catch back up with Narah and her guys Ragnar, Stone, Nikos, and Cirus in the witch village trying to get them to release Kaira, Narah’s missing sister. Things are never that simple though so there are all sorts of twists yet to come. Makes for quite the riveting read as it all plays out. I look forward to book three. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

Make Me Lie by C.R. Jane & May Dawson

 Make Me Lie by C.R. Jane
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These are two of my all time fave authors so of course I had to read a book they wrote together. As I expected they totally blew my mind!!! I was quickly drawn into this world unable to stop reading until I hit that doozy of a cliff hanger. How long until book two??? Made for a fantastic read though and I highly recommend it. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

Blog Tour & Review for Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off by Darci Hannah

Character Interview

 Character Name:

 Lindsey Bakewell

 1)     Tell us a little bit about yourself--both something we learn from [the story] and something that readers might not guess? 

Well, up until a year ago I used to be an investment banker in New York City. I honestly thought I was happy with my life; things were really great. Although I grew up in up in the Hamptons, I lived most of my adult life in New York City and never dreamed I’d live anywhere else. That was before I caught my then fiancé, Jeffery Plank, an up-and-coming celebrity chef and owner of Sizzle, engaged in a very compromising position with his pastry chef, Mia Long. That, um, really set me off, you know? I mean, it was my birthday! And that’s what I get—a ghastly image burned into my memory that I can never shake? Anyhow, little did I know that Jeffery actually did me a favor that night. After anger baking a dozen gourmet cupcakes and throwing a few of them at the wall, I then drank a bottle of wine and did a little internet shopping. To my great surprise the next morning I woke up and realized that I had put an offer on an old yet beautiful lighthouse in Michigan. My offer was accepted. Having sobered up quite a bit, I was in half a mind to back out of the deal. Yet there was something about that old lighthouse that spoke to me, and I knew that I just had to have it. It was then I decided to shift my life plans and open a bakery in my newly purchased lighthouse in a small Michigan town called Beacon Harbor. I secretly love it there. I’m also fascinated by the resident lighthouse ghost, Captain Willy Riggs. Oh, and my giant Newfoundland dog, Wellington, that I tell people sleeps in his own bed at the end of mine? Most nights he’s cuddled right up right next to me. Dog hair and drool are my sworn enemies, but I’ve already lost the fight.

2)     How did you first meet your writer?

Well, it was in 2019, when Darci Hannah was looking for the right protagonist for a new series she was writing. Her first cozy mystery series, the Very Cherry Mystery series, had just been canceled due to the publisher, Midnight Ink, closing its doors. Darci was focused on writing her 3rd book in the series but was advised by her agent to take a hard turn and come up with a new series. Since Darci is fascinated with lighthouses, baking, dogs, and the paranormal, she was looking for a protagonist who could navigate the demanding world of her imagination. That’s when I popped up. I mean, I take financial risks for a living, I have a passion for baking, and I’m an independent woman with a pretty sweet dog. Sure, I could have better taste in men, but I’m learning the hard way. And let’s face it, with a name like Bakewell, how can I not be Darci’s number one pick for a baker protagonist?

3)     Want to dish about him/her?

I will say that Darci is fun to work with. She has a great sense of humor, is easy going, and stays remarkably positive and cheerful, even when things aren’t quite going her way. She’s an optimist which can sometimes be annoying, but I think it’s because she’s grateful to be doing the things she loves, like writing fiction, or baking for her family and friends. Like me, she has a solid work ethic, and loves dogs. In fact, she’s so nutty about her pups, Ripley, the golden retriever, and Finn, the springer spaniel, that she even makes her own dog food. How crazy is that? Her boys have even mistaken the dog food for leftovers and have eaten a bowl themselves. According to them it was not bad, but a little bland. How they could mistake the dog food for leftovers is a mystery for another day. Honestly, I enjoy being one of Darci’s characters. I know that every day will hold a new adventure for me. And if I find myself in a tricky situation, I know that Darci has my back.

4)     Why do you think that your life has ended up being in a book?

I think it’s because I live in a renovated lighthouse right on the shores of Lake Michigan, and own the Beacon Bakeshop, a charming lakeside bakery and café that is swiftly becoming the favorite place for residents and tourists alike to gather for their morning coffee and a delicious baked good. It’s a great place to be and makes for a fun story. I also have a healthy respect for the lighthouse’s resident ghost, who has a way of warning me when danger is brewing on the horizon. Although trouble does seem to find me, I’ve learned that with the help of my outrageous friend, Kennedy, and my hunky neighbor, Rory Campbell, who I’m currently dating, we have a knack for finding the baddie.

5)     Who's your favorite character? Why? 

  Although I have some great characters to work with, my very favorites are my best friend from NYC, Kennedy Kapoor, and my hunky neighbor, Rory Campbell. I’ve known Kennedy since college. She has a quick wit, is a tad self-absorbed, but she always up for anything. She has a vibrant spirit and a go-get-them attitude. Besides the fact that she always makes me laugh, I also know that Kennedy has my back. As for Rory, let’s just say that I’m still trying to figure him out, which I find intriguing.

6)     Who's your least favorite character? Why? 

I’m new to the town and really haven’t met anyone that I don’t like. But there is one woman who is really beginning to annoy me, especially at the holidays. Her name is Felicity Stewart. Felicity thinks she’s the human embodiment of Christmas Spirit and Yuletide splendor just because she owns a year-round Christmas shop called the Tannenbaum Shoppe. Her shop is pretty cool, but it doesn’t give her exclusive rights on Christmas. She’s totally over-the-top! This year she single-handedly coerced the town into hosting a town-wide Christmas cookie competition, one she believes that she’s going to win. Every shop in the town is required to have a special Christmas cookie that shoppers will vote for to help boost foot traffic during the run-up to Christmas. It’s a fun idea, but I own a bakery. I already make tons of cookies, along with all the other baked goods I keep on our shelves. All the extra baking is taking a toll on me. Besides, things are getting competitive in the town and it’s crushing our holiday spirit. Felicity will do nearly anything to make it into the live Christmas cookie bake-off. However, even if she does make it, I don’t think her best cookie could hold a match to what I have up my sleeve.

What's next for you? 

Word on the street is that next summer there’s going to be a blueberry festival in Beacon Harbor, and I can’t wait!

About Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series  
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Kensington (October 5, 2021) 
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages  
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1496731735 
 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1496731739 
 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08RX1V293
 

Tucked away inside an old lighthouse in Beacon Harbor, Michigan, bakeshop café owner Lindsey Bakewellis ready to make her first Christmas in town shine bright. But her merry plans crumble fast when murder appears under the mistletoe . . .

With the spirit of the holidays wafting through the Beacon Bakeshop, Lindsey thinks she has the recipe for the sweetest Christmas ever—winning the town-wide cookie bake-off. Unfortunately, striving for a picture-perfect December in Beacon Harbor is a lot like biting into stale shortbread. Low on staff and bombarded by visits from family, Lindsey can barely meet demands at work, let alone summon the confidence to face fierce competition . . .

Self-appointed Christmas know-it-all Felicity Stewart is determined to take the top spot in the bake‑off, and she’s not afraid to dump a little coal in everyone’s stocking to do it. Just as the competition heats up, everything falls apart when the judge is found dead—and covered in crumbs from Lindsey’s signature cookie!  

Solving a murder was never on Lindsey’s wish list. But with her reputation on the line during the happiest time of the year, she’ll need to bring her best talents to the table in order to sift out the true Christmas Cookie culprit.

 Includes Delicious Recipes!
 REVIEW
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Another adorable cozy for this fabulous series. We catch up with Lindsey as her bake shop is doing well. Things are finally settling in and the holidays are coming. This involves lots of family visits along with extra things to do. One of those tasks is trying to win the town Christmas  cookie bake off. Time is a big issue but that is doable at least until her main competitor is found dead with her cookie crumbs at the scene. Being a murder suspect is no fun during the season so she starts poking around to clear her name. This makes for a fabulous holiday mystery that will make you hungry for sweets while keeping you entertained. A good way to embrace the Christmas spirit. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

About Darci Hannah

Cozy mystery author, Darci Hannah, is a native of the Midwest and currently lives in a small town in Michigan. Darci is a lifelong lover of the Great Lakes, a natural wonder that inspires many of her stories. When Darci isn't baking for family and friends, hiking with her furry pals, Ripley and Finn, or concocting her next cozy mystery, she can be found wandering around picturesque lakeside villages with her hubby, sampling baked goods and breaking for coffee more often than she should.

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October 9 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT  
October 10 – I Read What You Write - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
October 10 – Nellie's Book Nook - REVIEW  
October 11 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW  
October 11 – Angel's Guilty Pleasures – SPOTLIGHT  
October 12 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic - GUEST POST  
October 12 – Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW  
October 12 – BookishKelly2020 - SPOTLIGHT 
 
 
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