Sunday, March 3, 2024

Celebrate Lit Presents: The Marine’s Deadly Reunion Author: Loretta Eidson


About the Book

Book: The Marine’s Deadly Reunion

Author: Loretta Eidson

Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 26, 2023

When Sergeant Daria Gordon saves US Marine Jake Fisher and his baby niece from an attacker, she instantly puts a target on her own back. Someone murdered Jake’s sister, and now they want Jake and Daria dead. To survive, Jake and Daria must discover this ruthless killer’s identity. But can they uncover the truth and keep the baby safe . . . before the killer finds them?


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About the Author

Award-winning author Loretta Eidson loves writing inspirational romantic suspense. Her first novel, Pursued in the Wilderness, published by Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, won the 2023 Romance Novel of the Year award in AWSA’s (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) Golden Scroll Awards and was a finalist in the 2023 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Director’s Choice Award in General Fiction.

She believes in the power of prayer and enjoys challenging her characters to trust God in all things. Loretta is an AWSA Certified Coach for aspiring writers, and she lives in North Mississippi, close to her family.


More from Loretta

One of the fun parts I enjoyed writing in The Marine’s Deadly Reunion is the interaction between US Marine, Jake Fisher, and his eighteen-month-old niece, Emma. He knows nothing about caring for a baby. He thinks if he isn’t hungry, Emma isn’t either. During one scene, he glances at her in the rearview mirror. She had tossed everything out of her diaper bag and found her juice cup. He grins, thinking this little human is self-sufficient and they’ll get along just fine.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 21

Pause for Tales, February 22

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 22

Texas Book-aholic, February 23

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 25

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, February 26

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 27

The Lofty Pages, February 28

Betti Mace, February 29

Life on Chickadee Lane, February 29

For Him and MY Family, March 1

Holly’s Book Corner, March 2

Paula’s Pad of Inspiration, March 3

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, March 4 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, March 4

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, March 5


To celebrate her tour, Loretta is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: Sprites and Scuttlebutt: Magical Mystery Book Club by Elizabeth Pantley


Sprites and Scuttlebutt: Magical Mystery Book Club
by Elizabeth Pantley

About Sprites and Scuttlebutt

Sprites and Scuttlebutt: Magical Mystery Book Club
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Independently Published (February 15, 2024)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 289 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CJ5K611Z

Would you join a book club that gets absorbed right into their cozy mysteries? These people did, and now they are hooked on traveling into books to become the amateur sleuths!

In this journey, the book club travels to the Kingdom of Everglow, where the royal family is rocked to the core when a key staff member falls dead at a community event. In the turmoil that follows, any evidence of what happened is destroyed, so they must go by the recollection of witnesses who were too busy enjoying the celebration to offer any valuable testimony. The royal family is further distressed when they return to the castle to see signs of a break in that somehow defied their complex security system. They wake the next day to discover that one member of the royal family has fallen into a deep, deathlike sleep.

Can the Snapdragon Inn Book Club uncover the plot behind this attack on the royal family? Can they find the antidote to wake the princess from her supernatural slumber? Can they bring peace back to the worried royal family and the frightened community? Let’s hope they can, since they must solve the mystery and reach The End to get out of the book and back to their home in Colorado.

About Elizabeth Pantley 

Elizabeth Pantley is the author of fourteen fun, magical cozy mystery books, as well as the international bestselling No-Cry Solution parenting series.

She simultaneously writes well-loved cozy mysteries: The Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic book series and the Magical Mystery Book Club series.

Elizabeth lives in the Pacific Northwest, the gorgeous inspiration for the setting in many of her books.

Author Links


February 19 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – SPOTLIGHT

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February 20 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR GUEST POST

February 20 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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February 25 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW

February 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 26 – Review Thick And Thin – REVIEW


February 27 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR GUEST POST

February 27 – Nadaness In Motion – REVIEW

February 28 – ebook Addicts – REVIEW

February 28 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT

February 29 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 1 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

March 2 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: Double Scoop of Murder (Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries) by Lena Gregory


Double Scoop of Murder
(Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries)
by Lena Gregory

About Double Scoop to Murder

Double Scoop of Murder (Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – New York
Gemma Halliday Publishing (February 27, 2024)
Number of Pages 226
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CKV7QQB8

From author Lena Gregory comes a hunt for more than just treasure…

Danika Delany is loving running her uncle’s old fashioned malt shop on eastern Long Island and putting her own modern spin on the treats they serve. Life is finally looking up for her! That is, until local billionaire Maxwell Crumbholtz dies and leaves his fortune in the form of a treasure hunt. Chaos descends on Watchogue, and Dani and the rest of the gang from the Coffee & Cream Café join the melee when they enter the contest, try to decipher the clues, and go in search of the treasure. But Dani digs up more than she expected when she discovers a dead body buried instead of a treasure! To make matters worse, a witness claims to have seen Dani at the scene of the murder. Now, instead of a four-billion-dollar payday, Dani is on the hunt for a killer.

About Lena Gregory

Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest, the Mini-Meadows Mysteries, set in a community of tiny homes in Central Florida, and the Coffee & Cream Café Mysteries, which take place in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, New York.

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, but she recently traded in cold, damp, gray winters for the warmth and sunshine of central Florida, where she now lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

Author Links

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February 27 – Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense – AUTHOR GUEST POST  

February 27 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

February 28 – Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 28 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

February 29 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 29 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

March 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

March 2 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW


March 3 – Sarah Can’t Stop Reading Books – REVIEW

March 4 – Novels Alive – REVIEW – SPOTLIGHT

March 4 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 5 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

March 5 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

March 6 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW

March 7 – Baroness Book Trove – REVIEW

March 7 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 8 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

March 8 – The Mystery of Writing – AUTHOR GUEST POST

March 9 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – CHARACTER INTERVIEW 

March 9 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

March 10 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT

March 11 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Millie (Best Friends Dog Tales, #3) by McCall Hoyle


Millie is a feisty border terrier who lives on the streets and has a keen sense for finding scraps of food, usually in the shadows or the cover of darkness. She protects herself with a shield of what is perceived by many as aggression--barking and snarling--when in reality, Millie is just plain scared.

Turned over to animal control after a recent run-in with the dogcatcher, Millie is rescued by a special education teacher who also rehabilitates and rehomes dogs. It's a win-win. Together, the dogs and her students learn emotional resilience, anger management, and other coping skills.

When one of the students, a struggling reader named Tori, shows a natural gift for dog training and working with fearful dogs, Millie is temporarily placed in her care. Tori may be young, but she knows a thing or two about anger, fear, and abandonment after her mother could no longer care for her and she was placed in kinship care with her grandfather. Millie wonders if she's finally found her person and begins to let down her emotional guard. But when trust and belonging are challenged, Millie reverts to old habits--fleeing, hiding, and growling. Will she end up back on the streets? Or can Millie and Tori embrace their training, trust in each other, and find a forever home together?

Mille is an empathy-building novel for young readers who love dogs and is a tender portrayal of the importance of emotional safety and what it means to truly belong. 



About The Author

McCall Hoyle lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, children, and an odd assortment of pets. She is a middle school teacher and librarian. When she's not reading, writing, or teaching, she's probably playing with or training one of many dogs. You can learn more about her at  

My Review

I loved this book, told from a dogs point of view, and having had many dogs in my life, it was spot on.
Millie is a Border Terrier, and her start is very sad, and we are with this sweet dog as she tries to basically survive!
This book is geared at 8 to 11 year olds, but I think dog lovers of all ages will enjoy!
Millie is rescued from the shelter, and we follow her to see if they can rehabilitate, and we follow her at she misses the other dogs from her life that she loved.
I think that children are going to enjoy this, especially with the dog doing all the thinking! Her tail tight between her legs, or her tail wagging, the smells of food and those she loves! They will be wondering if she will survive, if she will find her forever home?
This is a heartwarming read, especially for those who love dogs!
I received this book through the Publisher Shadow Mountain, and was not required to give a positive review.

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: The Wilderness Trap (Southwest Exposure Mysteries) by Jodi Linton

About The Wilderness Trap

The Wilderness Trap (Southwest Exposure Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Bushwhack, New Mexico
Independently Published (February 28, 2024)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 164 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CL34N9JJ

Don’t Just Book An Outdoor Adventure. Find Every BODY.

Andie Sullivan, Bushwhack’s true crime obsessed outdoor guide, never thought her old nemesis would be running the elementary school career day. She was supposed to discuss the great wonders of the outdoors, but when questions are brought up about her crime solving side gig, some locals aren’t impressed.

When career day turns to actual MURDER…Andie finds herself on the case, looking for clues only to discover Bushwhack’s most recent murder investigation might be connected to a decades old cold case.

Andie teams up with hunky boyfriend, sheriff Zac Mars, to piece together the elaborate puzzle, but finds herself tangled up in a web of lies. Can she juggle a thriving outdoor company, a blooming relationship with the town sheriff, and find her latest suspect before life comes crashing down leading the killer straight to her?

About Jodi Linton

USA Today Bestselling author Jodi Linton pens funny romances, whodunnits, and thrillers. She is the author of the Southwest Exposure Cozy Mystery Series, The Deputy Laney Briggs Series, and several standalone romances. She lives in the city with her husband and two teens. When she isn’t writing her next page-turner, she teaches and hikes.




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March 1 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – AUTHOR GUEST POST

March 3 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – SPOTLIGHT


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March 5 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT

March 6 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

March 6 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – AUTHOR GUEST POST

March 7 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 8 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 9 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

March 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR GUEST POST

March 11 – Sarah Can’t Stop Reading Books – REVIEW  

March 12 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Rumor Game by Thomas Mullen


Reporter Anne Lemire writes the Rumor Clinic, a newspaper column that disproves the many harmful rumors floating around town, some of them spread by Axis spies and others just gossip mixed with fear and ignorance. Tired of chasing silly rumors about Rosie Riveters' safety on the job, she wants to write about something bigger.

Special Agent Devon Mulvey, one of the few Catholics at the FBI, spends his weekdays preventing industrial sabotage and his Sundays spying on clerics with suspect loyalties—and he spends his evenings wooing the many lonely women whose husbands are off at war.

When Anne’s story about Nazi propaganda intersects with Devon’s investigation into the death of a factory worker, the two are led down a dangerous trail of espionage, organized crime, and domestic fascism—one that implicates their own tangled pasts and threatens to engulf the city in violence.

With vibrant historical atmosphere and a riveting mystery that illuminates still-timely issues about disinformation and power, Thomas Mullen delivers another powerful thriller.



About The Author

 Thomas Mullen is the author of Darktown, an NPR Best Book of the Year, which has been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, has been nominated for two Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards, and is being developed for television by Sony Pictures with executive producer Jamie Foxx; The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction; The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers; and The Revisionists. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons.


My Review

While this is a fictional read, there is a lot of truth built into this book.
This is WWII time, and we are in an area of the country that wants us to isolate from what is going on in the rest of the world, and the spread of hate for a religion.
We are given a bit of romance, family drama, and actual gangs beating up and hurting others, we thought this was only in Europe.
This is an eye opener for me, yes, my family lived in this area at that time, and yes, they were of the same faith and nationality. Sad.
I found this a page turner, and had a hard time putting it down, and it helped me understand remarks made in the past! I love the the drama of romance against family, and we are there for the decisions!
Don't forget to read the author's notes!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher St. Martin's Press, and was not required to give a positive review. 

Sisters of Belfast: A Novel by Melanie Maure


In the spirit of Heather Morris, Kate Quinn, and Pam Jenoff, an enthralling and deeply moving story that begins during World War II, about orphaned twin sisters in Ireland whose lives diverge for decades, until fate—and faith—reunite them in the twilight of their lives.

Orphaned during the Second World War, Aelish and Isabel McGuire—known as the twins of Belfast—are given over to the austere care of the Sisters of Bethlehem. Though they are each all the other has, the girls are propelled in opposite directions as they grow up. Rebellious Isabel turns her back on the church and Ireland, traveling to Newfoundland where she pursues a perilous yet independent life. Devout Aelish chooses to remain in Northern Ireland and takes the veil, burying painful truths beneath years of silence. For decades the two are separated, each unaware of the other’s life. But after years of isolation Aelish is unexpectedly summoned to Newfoundland, where she and her estranged sister begin to bridge the chasm between them.

Reunion brings to light the painful secrets and seismic deceptions that have kept these sisters apart, leaving the McGuire twins to begin reconstructing their understanding about themselves as women and as family–what they know of love, hope, and above all, forgiveness.

A story of faith—in religion, in the world, and in one another—Sisters of Belfast is a heartbreaking, tragic, and deeply moving novel about survival and the enduring power of sisterhood.



About The Author

 Melanie Maure is, above all else, a woman who values self-determination and reverence for the female Irish ancestors upon whose shoulders she now stands, free to express herself as a debut novelist, psychotherapist, and a Life Coach. Whether obtaining a master’s in psychology in 2010, driving McLaren race cars on icy racetracks in Finland in 2016, travelling solo through Vietnam in 2018, and Ireland in 2010 and 2023 Melanie has and continues to live life with a clear, albeit troubled understanding that these experiences are precious for women. And so, she uses her freedom, her voice, and the wisdom of her ancestors to tell stories of perplexing injustices that need to be exposed and brought to healing. Melanie can be found skiing, biking or hiking with her partner and her dog in the mountainous Kootenay Region of British Columbia, Canada when she is not writing or coaching. This is her home, her playground, her inspiration.


My Review


This book starts out during WWII with the evil of Europe bombing and killing twin girls parents, thus they end up in a Catholic orphanage. Should have a good life, right?
Although, this is a fictional read, it is based on fact and makes me cringe, the covered up atrocities. We have Aelish and Isabel McGuire growing up here under such harsh conditions, and we follow their lives separately, one escapes, and the other ends up taking vows.
We are there as they reunite, and follow them as adults and secrets start to fall. Be sure to read the author's notes, so so sad.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harper Paperback, and was not required to give a positive review.

Celebrate Lit Presents: The Marine’s Deadly Reunion Author: Loretta Eidson

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