Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Spotlight & #Giveaway ~ The Dead Game by Susanne Leist ~ Paranormal Suspense ~ @SusanneLeist



The Dead Game by Susanne Leist

Genre: Paranormal Suspense


Linda Bennett leaves New York for the slower-paced lifestyle of Oasis, Florida. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple that is until the dead body washes up onshore. She is horrified to learn that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are typical for this small town. Rumors abound of secret parties held by the original residents in their secluded mansions. Once night falls, the tourist-friendly community becomes a haven for evil and dark shadows. However, this is only the beginning.

Linda and her group receive an unsigned invitation to a party at End House, the deserted house in the forest behind the town, a mansion with a violent history. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives, leaving two of their friends trapped inside.

It is up to Linda and her friends to search out The Dead and find the evil one controlling their once peaceful community. Can they trust the Sheriff and his best friend, Todd?

THE DEAD GAME has begun.

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I have always loved to read. I grew up with Agatha Christie, Alistair Maclean and so many other authors who filled my imagination with intrigue and mystery. The TV show, Murder She Wrote, kept me entertained when I was not reading late into the night. 

Over the years, my taste in books has expanded to include the supernatural and paranormal genres as reflected in my selection of shows, such as Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals. 

My first book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal suspense/mystery. It brings fantasy and the surreal to the simple murder mystery. It has dead bodies and suspects. However, it also has vampires, vampire derivatives, and a touch of romance to spice up the mix. 




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Promo Blitz ~ Catharsis by Michael Tyler ~ Fantasy, Adventure @RABTBookTours


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Catharsis
Michael Tyler
Fantasy, Adventure
Date Published:  December 2016
The Unleashing of the Unconscious Conflicts of Michael Anthony
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.

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About the Book:

Catharsis is a story about a young black man trying to escape life in the United States of America and finding himself, love, and purpose in the wonderland of his mind. Michael Anthony, the main character, evolves from a most naive to a man of the world who is lost and alone. Along the way, he journeys to many places of wonder, meeting many people of color and temperament, and learning a lot about himself and life and living and love.

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About the Author:

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Mr. Michael Tyler was born in Richmond, VA, on the twelfth of March in the 1950 (he was only nine months old). He was reared in an environment full of racial and geopolitical fear. Black people were afraid of and hated White people, White people feared and hated Black people, and everyone was afraid that the USSR was going to blow up the world. Thus, life was tense and everyone was angry and trying to escape via God, the movies, vacationing, or drugs or alcohol or both. The cheapest escape was the church. Mr. Tyler took the cheapest route when he was baptized in the Cedar Street Memorial Baptist Church at the young age of twelve. At the age of eighteen, he graduated from Armstrong High School in June of 1968 and continued his post secondary education at the University of Science, Music, and Culture (USMC, campus of Vietnam). In 1972, Mr. Tyler attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and graduated with a baccalaureate in 1975. That same year, Mr. Tyler furthered his education by attending the University of Science and Agriculture (USA, campus of Europa). He acquired his Master of Arts degree in 2003 from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC, DC campus). Mr. Tyler, a handsome young, mature, and intelligent man is presently employed as an academician in Prince George's County, Maryland. Catharsis is Mr. Tyler's attempt at capturing some of his thoughts and experiences during the early years of his life.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Book Spotlight, Review, #Giveaway ~ A Deadly Éclair: A French Bistro Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber #CozyMystery


A Deadly Éclair: A French Bistro Mystery
by Daryl Wood Gerber

About the Book:


A Deadly Éclair: A French Bistro Mystery
Cozy Mystery
New Series
Crooked Lane Books (June 12, 2018)
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683316046
Kindle ASIN: B06XWDWRLF

About the Book:

It’s always been Mimi Rousseau’s dream to open her own bistro, but it seems beyond her grasp since she’s been chased back home to Nouvelle Vie in Napa Valley by her late husband’s tremendous debt. Until her best friend Jorianne James introduces her to entrepreneur Bryan Baker who invests in promising prospects. Now, working the bistro and inn until she’s able to pay it off and call it her own, Mimi is throwing the inn’s first wedding ever.

The wedding will be the talk of the town, as famous talk show host Angelica Edmonton, daughter of Bryan’s half-brother, Edison, has chosen the inn as her perfect venue. Anxious, Mimi is sure things are going to turn south, especially when Edison gets drunk and rowdy at the out-of-towners’ dinner, but by the evening, things begin to look up again. That is until six AM rolls around, and Bryan is found dead at the bistro with an éclair stuffed in his mouth. And the fingers point at Mimi, whose entire loan is forgiven in Bryan’s will.

Now it’s up to Mimi to clear her name and get to the bottom of things before the killer turns up the heat again in A Deadly Éclair, the scrumptious series debut by Agatha Award-winning author Daryl Wood Gerber.

Read My Review Here:

Praise for the Book:

Great cozy mystery filled with all the things I love…great characters, great storyline, great food, and a dash of romance!

What a wonderful start to a new cozy mystery series . . . This really is a must read for fans of the genre and food. I just loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

My vocabulary also got a workout, which I enjoy. Reading a good cozy should expand your world and this does that very well.

A DEADLY ECLAIR serves up a delicious blend of characters, setting, and mystery in the first French Bistro Mystery.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through most of the book, I felt like I was right there watching all of the action taking place. And the descriptions of the foods had me salivating.

Setting, characterization and plot all come together beautifully in A Deadly Éclair, book #1 in Daryl Wood Gerber’s entertaining new French Bistro series.

This was a great new series which leads us to another food cozy mystery . . . I love reading how Mimi clears her name.

The setting descriptions were great, which I’ve come to expect from this author. She usually has a good balance of details and leaving some things to the imagination. I’m totally in love with the fact that the inn and gardens are based on Monet’s house in Giverny.

A Deadly Éclair is well-written, contains good characters, and luscious food descriptions. Daryl Wood Gerber sets up a lovely backdrop for A French Bistro Mystery series.

I loved the story and plot. I loved the characters.

What a wonderful start to a new series. The author has mesmerized me with her exquisite meals served at the beautiful restaurant our main character runs.

A fun read with a wonderful setting, a blossoming relationship, and a perplexing murder.

The fictional setting of Nouvelle Vie, including the inn and bistro, will have you seriously considering a vacation to Napa Valley, and the food mentioned throughout the novel will leave your mouth watering!

The author’s descriptive style beautifully captures the setting and paints a lush and inviting place you would want to visit on your next holiday.

C’est fantastique!
I was quickly drawn in, and totally absorbed it this wonderful tale!

. . . a well-plotted, interesting mystery set in the very atmospheric Napa wine valley.

Meet the Author:


Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber is best known for her nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries and CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES, which she pens as Avery Aames. She will soon debut the new French Bistro Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense: DAYS OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

Author Links:

Visit Daryl or Avery at www.darylwoodgerber.com.


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Tour Participants:

June 6 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW, RECIPE – GUEST POST

June 6 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews– REVIEW

June 7 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

June 7 – Ruff Drafts – RECIPE – GUEST POST

June 7 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT

June 8 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

June 8 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW*, RECIPE – GUEST POST

June 9 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

June 9 – The Power of Words – REVIEW*

June 10 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

June 11 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW*, RECIPE – GUEST POST

June 11 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW*

June 12 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

June 12 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW*

June 13 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW

June 14 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW*, RECIPE – GUEST POST

June 14 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW*

June 15 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

June 16 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW

June 16 – Lisa Ks Book Review – REVIEW*

June 17 – The Cozy Pages – REVIEW

June 18 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW, RECIPE – GUEST POST

June 18 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW*

June 19 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

June 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW*

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