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text 2019-02-02 11:00
Book Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! A Spell of Murder (Witch Cats of Cambridge #1) Clea Simon!




Hello, Readers! It’s time to snuggle up & get warm while reading a cozy mystery! I am here today, to tell all about one that’s on tour – A Spell of Murder – the 1st book in the Witch Cats of Cambridge series by Clea Simon! Enjoy & don’t forget to enter the giveaway!







A Spell of Murder
Witch Cats of Cambridge Book 1
by Clea Simon
Genre: Cozy Mystery

“It’s Harriet’s fault. It’s always her fault, not that she’ll ever admit it.” So begins A Spell of Murder: A Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, the first in a new cozy series that mixes feline fiction with a touch of the paranormal, and a little romance as well.


Becca, newly single and newly unemployed, wants to believe she has psychic powers. With nothing but time – and a desire for empowerment – she’s studying to become a witch. What she doesn’t know is that her three cats – Harriet, Laurel, and Clara – are the ones with the real power. And when Harriet – “a cream-colored longhair with more fur than commonsense” – conjures a pillow for her own comfort, Becca believes her spells are finally working. Could that be why Trent, the coven’s devilishly handsome leader, has been showing her special attention? Or why Suzanne, a longtime coven member, draws her aside to share a secret – a confidence that may lead to murder?






Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40732893-a-spell-of-murder






AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Spell-Murder-Witch-Cats-Cambridge-ebook/dp/B07F76HP99






Let’s give a great big welcome to Clea Simon for joining us today! She is going to tell us why cats are part of her stories!


Thanks for joining us, Clea!




Why do I write mysteries with cats in them? Isn’t it obvious? Cats make the best characters!

Although not all of my books feature cats, most do. In fact, all but one of my 25 mysteries features cats prominently. Sometimes, the cats are the narrators – like in my Blackie and Care series. Sometimes, they’re the sidekicks, like in my Pru Marlowe pet noirs. Sometimes, the cats talk – Pru and her tabby Wallis have long discussions. Sometimes, well, they’re just cats – like in my Theda Krakow mysteries (like Mew is for Murder), where my heroine loves her kitties and sets out to save some felines in distress, but they don’t talk to her – or she to them.

And sometimes, like in my new “Witch Cats of Cambridge” series, the cats are the smart ones. Take Clara, for example. This little calico is the voice of reason in the new A Spell of Murder, looking out for her human Becca, even while her older littermaters, Harriet and Laurel, are, well, a little more traditionally feline in their self-absorption. (Don’t get me wrong, Laurel and Harriet both love Becca – and they come through in the end – but they’re really concerned with their snacks and who gets to sleep in the sunny spot on the windowsill.)

Why do I write such a wide array of kitties? Because I see them this way, each with their own unique personality. In fact, I think they all deserve their own book, don’t you?





Paperback copy of Parrots Prove Deadly by Clea Simon


Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!




a Rafflecopter giveaway





Clea Simon is the author of "A Spell of Murder," the first in her new "Witch Cats of Cambridge" series. She is also the author of "World Enough," a rock 'n' roll noir, as well as the Blackie and Care series (most recently "Cross My Path") chronicling the adventures of the pink-haired Care and the black feral cat who loves her. In addition to these darker books, she is also the author of the Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries, the Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries, and the Theda Krakow mysteries, as well as three nonfiction books, including The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats.


The recipient of multiple honors, including the Cat Writers Associations Presidents Award, she lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, Jon Garelick, and their cat, Musetta.


Website - https://www.cleasimon.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CleaSimonAuthor


Twitter - https://twitter.com/Clea_Simon


InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/cleasimon_author


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Clea-Simon/e/B000APUNRK


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/49559.Clea_Simon










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text 2019-01-06 11:05
Book Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! The Corpse Whisperer (Allie Nighthawk Mystery #1) H.R. Boldwood!







































Good Morning, Readers! H.R. Boldwood is joining us today to tell us all about her new release – The Corpse Whisperer including how the concept came to be! Let’s give her a great big welcome! Enjoy & don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!








The Corpse Whisperer
An Allie Nighthawk Mystery Book 1
by H.R. Boldwood
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery

Welcome to the world of Allie Nighthawk, corpse whisperer and badass zombie hunter.


“If you raise deadheads, you’d better be able to put ‘em down. Nobody said it was pretty. But in this day, when vampires aren’t just for breakfast anymore, and the dead are disposable pawns for necromancers, someone has to ante up. Looks like I won the lotto. Imagine my delight. You should thank me, really, because the world is batshit crazy.”


When the zombie population spikes and no one knows why, it’s up to Allie to solve the mystery. But there’s a hitch. She’s stuck babysitting Leo Abruzzi, a zombie-bitten gangster who’s turning state’s evidence. But the mob and a powerful necromancer will stop at nothing to take Leo and Allie down.


Allie Nighthawk is Anita Blake on steroids, with a fondness for leather and Jack on the rocks. She has a healthy dose of Stephanie Plum and Rachel Morgan in her, too, though she’d never admit it. 


The battle between good and evil just got wicked fun.




Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42079081-the-corpse-whisperer


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-corpse-whisperer-an-allie-nighthawk-mystery-book-1-by-h-r-boldwood


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031672


GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=ZTwKvAEACAAJ&dq=hr+boldwood+the+corpse+whisperer&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiBoK2slMzfAhUQOK0KHYBaC0UQ6AEIKjAA






AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Corpse-Whisperer-Allie-Nighthawk-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07HHFC3RS


B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/corpse-whisperer-hr-boldwood/1129977515?ean=9781948142243






Hello, H.R.! Welcome to Stormy Vixen’s. I am so glad you decided to join us today & I can’t wait to find out where you got the idea for your fascinating new series! Let’s get started shall we?



The concept of The Corpse Whisperer sprang from my love of horror, urban fantasy, and monsters — especially zombies. I envisioned an unrelenting tale of darkness, but try as I might, I couldn’t inhibit my quirky sense of humor that insisted on spilling over into the story. Finally, I gave up and let the little voice in the back of my brain have its way.
Thank heavens.

The protagonist Allie Nighthawk is a kickass female zombie hunter who loves her attitude problem. Allie is Anita Blake on steroids with healthy dose of Stephanie Plum. She also has a fondness for leather, Jack Daniel’s slushies, and two hot male law enforcement officers.

Best of all, she has a strange and awesome super power. She can raise the dead.

Zombie hunting is an ugly job, but in this day when vampires aren’t just for breakfast anymore and the dead are disposable pawns for necromancers, someone has to ante up. Allie carries a custom 9mm Nighthawk, a Baby Glock, and a Ka-Bar knife — tools of the trade as she does her best to keep the residents of Cincinnati from getting ‘corpsified.’

I had an incredible amount of fun writing this book. It’s a fast-paced mystery that alternately makes you laugh and cringe with every turn of the page. Allie Nighthawk is all the things I want to be when I grow up. The cover, designed by Christiana Miller, is over-the-top awesome and exactly what I wanted.

I can totally see The Corpse Whisperer as a movie, featuring the gorgeous and snarky Mila Kunis. I hope once you read it, you will, too. Stay tuned for the next novel in The Corpse Whisperer series, Corpse Whisperer Sworn, to be released in 2019.



Well, I have to say H.R., this story sounds like a book readers can really sink their teeth you into! Thanks so much for sharing it with my readers!




Enter the giveaway to win this beautiful 2019 Crystal Lake Publishing Speculative Fiction daily planner!



Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!









H.R. Boldwood is a writer of horror and speculative fiction. In another incarnation, Boldwood is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was awarded the 2009 Bilbo Award for creative writing by Thomas More College. Publication credits include, "Killing it Softly," "Short Story America," "Bete Noir," "Everyday Fiction," "Toys in the Attic," "Floppy Shoes Apocalypse II," "Pilcrow and Dagger," and "Sirens Call."


Boldwood's characters are often disreputable and not to be trusted. They are kicked to the curb at every conceivable opportunity. No responsibility is taken by this author for the dastardly and sometimes criminal acts committed by this ragtag group of miscreants.

Website - http://www.hrboldwood.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hrboldwood


Twitter - https://twitter.com/BoldwoodH


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/H.R.-Boldwood/e/B01LWY22MD


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15625304.H_R_Boldwood









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text 2018-12-23 11:00
Book Tour & Giveaway! Eric Beckman Series (Books 1 -4) Al Macy!





Thanks for joining us today as we explore the Eric Beckman Mysteries by Al Macey! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!




A Mind Reader's Christmas
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 4
by Al Macy
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery


Eric Beckman, a mind-reading private investigator, is spending Christmas in snowy Vermont with his wife and daughter. He needs a break from solving cases, but the townspeople convince him to look into the village mystery: Every holiday season, someone switches the baby Jesus with one of the other figures in the town’s nativity scene.


With the help of his ten-year-old daughter, also a mind reader, he soon learns that some of the residents of the small town are not who—or even what—they seem to be. There’s something supernatural going on in Newburn, Vermont.


His investigation causes an escalation of strange happenings, and soon, swapped manger figures are the least of the town’s worries. If Beckman can’t adjust his view of the world—force himself to believe in things he never thought possible—the Christmas vacation could turn out to be his family’s last.


A Mind Reader’s Christmas may be read as a standalone book or as Book Four in the Eric Beckman series.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36584796-a-mind-reader-s-christmas






Democracy's Thief
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 3



Private Investigator Eric Beckman hates politics. He doesn’t even watch the news—it’s just sensationalized stories crafted to sell commercials. Why should he care?

But that changes when a friend is shot in the head during a politically motivated break-in. Eric starts digging, and using his paranormal mind-reading skills, he soon discovers that Wilson Kingman, the presidential candidate behind the burglary, has some supernatural skills of his own. With one sweep of his mesmerizing gaze, he's able to secure the fanatical devotion of the thousands who attend his rallies--including the very people investigating him.

Worse, Kingman’s true motivations have nothing to do with leading the free world. With the clock ticking down toward election day, Beckman must overcome his aversion to politics and stop the wrong man from being elected. If he fails, millions will die.

Democracy's Thief is a standalone book which may be enjoyed without reading any of the other books in the series.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35828136-democracy-s-thief


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/democracy-s-thief-an-eric-beckman-paranormal-thriller-eric-beckman-series-book-3-by-al-macy


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031009




Sanity's Thief
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 2


Private detective Eric Beckman can read minds. He's used to weird cases, but this one may be his most difficult yet. A beloved relative has disappeared into a suspicious psychiatric hospital and Eric has no choice but to go in after her.


Getting in is easy—he knows how to fake insanity. Getting out … not so much.

The asylum's director has some personality issues of his own and is doing more than just treating patients. Now that Eric is one of them, his mind may be headed for a fate worse than death.


His only hope for escape is to work together with the other inmates. But collaborating with schizophrenics has its own challenges, even when he knows what they're thinking. Unless he can get word to the outside, the case could cost him his sanity.


Sanity's Thief is a standalone book and may be understood and enjoyed without reading any of the other books in the series.




Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33527277-sanity-s-thief


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/sanity-s-thief-an-eric-beckman-paranormal-thriller-eric-beckman-series-book-2-by-al-macy


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/894264



Yesterday's Thief
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 1



Private detective Eric Beckman can read minds. 


Although he reads only the conscious thoughts of the people he interviews, it usually gives him enough of an edge to overcome his inexperience as a PI. But mind reading is hell on relationships. Trusting comes hard when you know what people are really thinking.


The case of his life lands in his lap when a beautiful woman materializes during a televised baseball game. She floats in midair, then drops to the ground, comatose. 


Beckman is at her bedside when she wakes up. From the moment she opens her eyes, she has him under her spell. He vows to figure out where—or when—she came from, even if it kills him.


The stakes increase when she disappears without a trace. Worse, she holds the key to a worldwide energy catastrophe. If Beckman can’t find her and unlock her secrets, economies will collapse, and the world will spiral down into chaos.



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29069338-yesterday-s-thief


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/yesterday-s-thief-by-al-macy


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/804270





AVAILABLE in print or ebook

A Mind Reader’s Christmas

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0779JRYSV


Democracy’s Thief

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0746RYP6Z


Sanity’s Thief

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4F7KZT



Yesterday’s Thief




Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018UOTOEA







$25 Amazon


Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!






Al Macy writes because he has stories to tell. In school he was the class clown and always the first volunteer for show and tell. His teachers would say “Al has a lot of imagination.” Then they’d roll their eyes.


But he put his storytelling on the back burner until he retired and wrote a blog about his efforts to improve his piano sight-reading. That’s when his love of storytelling burbled up to the surface, along with quirky words like “burble.”

He had even more fun writing his second book, Drive, Ride, Repeat, but was bummed by non-fiction’s need to stick to “the truth” (yucko). From then on it was fiction all the way, with a good dose of his science background burbling to the surface.


Macy’s top priority is compelling storylines with satisfying plot twists, but he never neglects character development. No, wait … his top priority is quirkiness, then compelling storylines, then character development. No, wait …



Website - https://almacyauthor.wordpress.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AlMacyAuthor


Twitter - https://twitter.com/almacyauthor


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Al-Macy/e/B00HS3BO2U


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7799310.Al_Macy








Thanks for exploring the Eric Beckman Mysteries with me today! I hope you discovered some treasures to add to your shelves!


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text 2018-12-13 11:20
Blog Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! The Fog (Berry Springs # 4)Amanda McKinney!






Hi Readers! We are here today to help spread the word about Amanda McKinney’s newest book in her Berry Springs series – The Fog! Let’s welcome Amanda McKinney as she tells us her about her book and she also going to tell readers what her Top 10 Most Spine Chilling (Suspenseful / Horror) Movies are! Don’t forget about the awesome international giveaway!





The Fog 
by Amanda McKinney 
(A Berry Springs Novel) 
Publication date: December 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance




Former Marine turned ballistics expert, Wesley Cross is known around town for two things, his rugged good-looks and cocky attitude—until he finds his ex-girlfriend lying in a puddle of blood in his basement. The scene screams setup, but the discovery of a rare gem and a puzzling autopsy suggests the murder goes much deeper than that. Wesley will do whatever it takes to clear his name, including calling in a notoriously headstrong—and sexy—scientist.

While most little girls were playing dress up, Gwyneth Reece was digging in the dirt collecting bugs. Now one of the top forensic entomologists in the country, Gwen reluctantly accepts a job from a pushy cowboy and travels to the small, Southern town of Berry Springs. Heavy storms are brewing, and when she’s forced to check into the creepiest hotel she’s ever seen, she instantly regrets her decision to help out the former Marine.

Following up on a tip, Wesley heads to the Half Moon Hotel but quickly realizes his visit was not by chance. The killer lured him there, and suddenly everyone from the uptight bellman to the wealthy couple just passing through town become suspect. Bodies begin to disappear, and Wesley knows the killer will do anything to get to him…. including hurting the woman who’s kept his head spinning since he first laid eyes on her.




Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41816852-the-fog


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-fog-a-berry-springs-novel-by-amanda-mckinney





AVAILABLE in ebook


Amazon - https://amzn.to/2FJz71D





Amanda McKinney’s Top 10 Most Spine Chilling (Suspenseful / Horror) Movies!

What Lies Beneath (All time fav!)
Silence of the Lambs
The Blair Witch Project (I know, don’t laugh. I couldn’t sleep for three days after watching it.)
The Sixth Sense
The Strangers

WOW! What a great selection, Amanda! I have to agree with you those movies chills my spine. How about you readers?


Thanks for joining us today, Amanda! See you again, soon!





Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)


$50 Amazon gift card + signed copies of the Berry Springs Series


$100 Amazon gift card chance to win if you sign up to the author's

newsletter: https://www.amandamckinneyauthor.com/contact/







Award-winning author of sexy murder mysteries, Amanda McKinney wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY, after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Her books include the BERRY SPRINGS SERIES and the BLACK ROSE MYSTERY SERIES, with many more to come. Set in small, Southern towns, Amanda’s books are page-turning whodunits peppered with steamy romance. Amanda is a member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime, and lives in Arkansas with her handsome husband, two beautiful boys, and three obnoxious dogs. Visit her website at www.amandamckinneyauthor.com





Website - https://www.amandamckinneyauthor.com/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16308166.Amanda_McKinney


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AmandaMcKinneyAuthor/












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review 2018-11-20 11:00
Recent Release Review! Unhallowed Murder (Chattanooga Supernaturals #8) Candace Blevins!



It’s Halloween night and the Haunted Corn Maze is a madhouse. However, no one knows one of the zombies in the diorama is a dead body. There’s a reason it looks so real.


Lieutenant Veronica Woods is dressed as a Power Ranger, as are her four friends, enjoying the frights and scares in the chill autumn air. Ronnie is a tiger-shifter, and her sense of smell points her to the body, but there’s no logical reason for her to climb the small hill and traipse through the display. At least, not until she scents a group of vampires, and she bullies and coerces one of them into helping her report the crime so she can begin her investigation.


Josef is an ancient vampire with a military mindset. He was a general in his human life, and now he’s head of security for one of the most powerful vampires alive. He hasn’t had a personal relationship in decades, and has no interest in one, but the adorable little tiger shifter walks like a sex kitten and issues orders like a military general. Her people obviously respect her, and he finds he doesn’t want to leave her side when she’s ready to turn him loose.


NOTE: Unhallowed Murder can be read as a stand-alone.



This paranormal murder mystery romance takes place around Halloween which enhances the atmosphere to the mystery as the strong, bold characters discover a body while out celebrating with friends. The mystery augments the story with thrilling suspense and keeps reader guessing ‘who done it?’ right along with Ronni and Josef in this fast paced and thrilling story. And readers get the thrill of trying to discover clues and find evidence right alongside the characters as the author paints such vivid imagery which makes it easy for readers to imagine each and every scene. The plots is fast paced and flows smoothly throughout the story with lots of electrical chemistry flowing between Ronni and Josef which adds lots of hot and spicy romance to the story. The romance is the story starts with each of the characters being intrigued with each other and they kind of negotiate their way into a relationship which builds the suspense of the romance. Once again, the Chattanooga Supernaturals provide a rip roaring romance that keeps readers entertained from beginning to end, which is kind of fitting since it’s about a vampire and a tiger shifter. The story can be read alone without reading the other books in the series and it is a bit different being it is a murder mystery romance but it is still part of the fascinating world full of wonderful characters that reader can’t get enough of.



Author's Book page






Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42289377-unhallowed-murder


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/unhallowed-murder-by-candace-blevins



Unhallowed Murder is the 8th book in the Chattanooga Supernaturals series


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/147358-chattanooga-supernaturals



1 The Dragon King
2 Riding the Storm
3 Acceptable Risk
4 Careful What You Ask For
5 Hallowed Destiny - Forged by Darkness
6 Uncaged
7 Cocky Queen
8 Unhallowed Murder



9 Unexpected Gifts (November 24, 2018)




Chattanooga Supernaturals is part of the Kirsten O'Shea Universe which includes 5 connected series, however you can read each series without reading the others or you can find the reading order for 5 at -




The Universe includes -
Only Human - urban fantasy
The Chattanooga Supernaturals - paranormal romance
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club - paranormal romance
Dark Underbelly of the Chattanooga Supernaturals
A Dark(ish) Faerie Tale



Amazon - https://amzn.to/2CF8457


Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/unhallowed-murder


B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unhallowed-murder-candace-blevins/1129730428?ean=2940161887943


iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unhallowed-murder/id1438789356?mt=11


GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Candace_Blevins_Unhallowed_Murder?id=n1JyDwAAQBAJ


Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/900597

Candace Blevins has published more than forty books. She lives with her husband of 20 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving young teens all over the place, she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming. The family’s beloved, goofy, retired racing greyhound is usually at her side as she writes, quietly keeping her company.


Candace writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary BDSM Romance, and a kick-ass Motorcycle Club series.


Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, and three different species of vampires exist, as well as a variety of other mythological beings.


Candace’s two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Human books, and gives some secondary characters their happily ever after. Her three paranormal series are written so you can read one series, or all three, should you prefer only a particular genre.


Her Safeword Series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different take on the lifestyle.



Website - http://www.candaceblevins.com/


Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/candacesblevins


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4489132.Candace_Blevins


Amazon - http://amzn.to/1TFP6eL


Twitter- https://twitter.com/CandaceBlevins


Pintrest - https://pinterest.com/candacesblevins/


InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/candaceblevinsauthor/


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/candace-blevins






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