#BlogTour “Finding Home” by @BarbaraHoward @SDSXXTours

Finding Home Book 1
by Barbara Howard
Genre: Mystery
Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.
Backdrop: Homelessness, anxiety, food insecurity, gentrification.
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Finding Home Book 2
This is a continuation of the story of Traci Simmons. Her relationship with Officer Randall Wells unfolds and they embark on a new life together. As things get serious, someone from their past designs a scheme to ruin both of their lives. The suspense heats up as Randall becomes a target of the evil Charlotte Carter and it almost destroys his career. And, if that were not bad enough, his love and loyalty to Traci is put to the ultimate test.
Finding Home Book 3
With Traci in his corner, Milo has surmounted every challenge to become a rising star in Faucier County. His journey to success engenders hope to thousands of young people throughout the community. But when a cold case is reopened, it shatters everything he believes about himself and threatens to dismantle his relationships and his new life.
Barbara Howard is a “not-so-cozy” mystery and YA author of a dozen books, including her most recent trilogy, Finding Home Mystery Series; Final Harvest, Charlotte’s Revenge, and Milo’s Journey. Stories with drama without the trauma, crime without the grime. She is a first generation tech geek turned master gardener with a passion for fresh air, vegan cuisine, and tracing her roots. A big city girl with a small town heart, she returned to her family home in the Midwest after an extensive career as a Department of Defense Project Manager at the Pentagon and spends most of her time treasure hunting, spoiling her fur-babies, growing veggies and raising chickens.
She has also published a collection of books on food-related topics, food safety, and heirloom recipe cookbooks under the pen name, Arlene Lee.
Memberships/Affiliations: Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Sisters in Crime (SinC)
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#SnippetSunday “…the day she skied right into him.” #romance #Sundayblog #love #freeread


Happy Sunday.
I hope you liked last week’s first snippet of Piper’s story,
another Alinta Bay book.
If you did, please feel free to check out the first books here.
Enjoy ♥

Today’s Snippet

A quick glance at her watch told her that she didn’t have much time for lunch, although food was the last thing on her mind. Her stomach disagreed, though. Piper rushed to the bakery, bought a sandwich and made her way to the Hendrix Law Firm. Despite some of the tension easing, she was still scared to her bones, desperately trying to figure out where her marriage had gone so wrong that Cameron would just disappear, no less with all of their belongings. As she walked along the road, eating her lunch, she remembered the first time she’d met him. A giggle escaped her lips as she recalled her school trip to the mountains and the day she skied right into Cameron. They’d both tumbled down the slope for a few metres until they came to a stop, covered in snow. They’d been all right, except Piper’s ego, that’d received a big dint.


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#BlogTour “Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide” by AJ Elmore @MissVish @InkSlingerPR

Today we have the blog tour for
AJ Elmore’s romantic suspense,
Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide.
Check it out and be sure to catch up on the series today!

Title: Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide
Author: AJ Elmore
Genre: Romantic Suspense

About Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide

It has been a year since the fire in the Ninth Ward that solidified Maria’s place in the ranks of her grandmother’s operation. Though tensions are high among her remaining crew, things seem to be going well…until Abuela starts moving pieces and changing the ranks. Suspicions ride even higher when Isaiah shows up well after he left the life behind, and without an explanation. Will Maria be able to hold it together, or will she lose Joshua and Frederick, as well? What part does Isaiah play?

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About Cadillac Payback:

An old Cadillac and a gun are all she has left of her brother. Three men stand ready to follow her into the darkest pits of hell to avenge him. The Cadillac leads them down a swamp road lined with ghosts, consequence and the tangled web of business and pleasure, into the underbelly of New Orleans crime as she fights for vengeance for her brother.

Joshua was just a rookie, a kid caught up in a drug ring. It’s fun and dangerous, all easy, until it kills his best friend and drags what’s left of his companions into a war. All he knows is he would walk into hell with her, and she might ask before it’s over…

Isaiah thought he’d seen everything—but watching Charlie die tore the world apart. The regime is changing, and with the new leader come more questions than answers. He was Charlie’s right hand, but what will he be to her?

Frederick came up on the streets, learned fast and hard and dirty. His past has always been a sticking point for the group, but one person has never questioned him, and he’ll do anything for her…

Maria never wanted to take over Charlie’s operation. But with her brother dead, and vengeance the only thing she has left, she makes her first decision: drag Charlie’s killers down.

It might just be her last.

About AJ Elmore:

AJ is a beach migrant and part-time muse. She enjoys the exploration of genres vast and the search for untold worlds. A writer-for-fun since childhood, she has also been known to be a superhero, a gunslinger, and, occasionally, a waitress. She lives on an island, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and some tattoos. She is most easily found at the water’s edge.

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#BlogTour “Poker Chips and Poison – Silvermoon Retirement Village Cozy Mysteries” by Rodney Strong

 
 
Silvermoon Retirement Village
Cozy Book 1
by Rodney Strong
Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
 
 
If old age doesn’t get her … the murderer will.
 
97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she’s bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that winning money off her friends at poker just isn’t satisfying.
Then her friend is murdered, and she’s the only one who thinks it’s foul play. And even she has her doubts.
With the help of Vanessa her newly appointed and occasionally reluctant sidekick, Alice is determined to find out the truth. One thing is for sure, Alice is going to need to dust off some old skills to come through this in one piece.
 
Grab your copy of Poker Chips and Poison now to see how age means nothing when it comes to investigating murder.
 
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Silvermoon Retirement Village
Cozy Book 2
 
Beat your ghosts or become one yourself
 
97 year old Alice Atkinson has many ghosts in her past, but she never expected to see this one walk past her in the street.
She doesn’t have much time to think about the past though as her friend Teresa asks her for help. She thinks someone is breaking into her apartment and soon Alice and her trusty young companion Vanessa are on the case.
Tracking down the culprit might be exactly what Alice needs to stop thinking about the events of London in 1969, but soon the two events overlap more than she would like, and once again she finds herself in danger.
Alice hasn’t made it this far in life by avoiding a fight. She’s not about to start now.
 
 
Grab your copy of Hip- Flask and Hanging, the second book in the Silvermoon Retirement Village. This laugh out loud cozy mystery series will have you looking at your grandmother in an all new light.
 
 
 
 
 
Silvermoon Retirement Village
Cozy Book 3
 
 
Knitting needles and knives, both can kill you.
 
Alice Atkinson is laid up after an ill advised attempt to prove age is just a number. When her friend Owen asks for her help with his wayward granddaughter, Alice finds herself drawn into thievery and murder. Soon she’s facing off with crooked cops and mobsters, but they pale in comparison to the teenager determined to lie to her at every chance.
Alice is going to need all her considerable wits to sift through the clues, find a murderer, and keep her loved ones safe.
 
Knitting Needles and Knives is the third book in the Silvermoon Retirement Village series of humorous cozies. Grab your copy now.
 
 
 
 
 
Rodney Strong quit a 9-5 job in 2016 to finally pursue his life long dream of becoming a writer (he still has the very first play he wrote at age 6). He lives in Porirua, New Zealand, with his wife, two children, and two cats (plus a 3rd cat that is trying desperately to be adopted). When he’s not writing he attempts to stay away from chocolate, runs (sometimes), reads, and enjoys spending time with his young children (who contribute a lot to the running and craving for chocolate).
 
He always has a couple of projects on the go, but for now is focusing on his series of cozy mysteries.
 
One of his cats likes to help with the process by sitting on the laptop, while the other likes nesting on his shoulders (which was cute when he was a kitten, but now the cat is 9 years old, is less so).
 
Rodney is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors, and chairs his neighborhood residents group.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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#BlogTour “Sunrise Chasing – Sun Duet Book 1” by @AuthorKaciRose @SDSXXTours



Sunrise
Chasing the Sun Duet Book 1
by Kaci Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance


When you’re labeled as a Hollywood Playboy, you can’t do anything right.

I can’t go out for a simple drink without the press having a field day.

And I definitely can’t help my coworker’s wife home when she gets too drunk without the studio threatening my contract.

My manager decides to send me across the country to a small beach town. He rents out the whole Sunrise inn since it’s the off-season, and I’m told to stay out of trouble.

When a steady relationship seems to be the only way to save my career, can I convince Lin, the curvy bombshell inn owner, that pretending to be my girlfriend will be a great PR move for the inn too?

And to make matters worse, a storm washes out the only bridge, leaving us stuck together on the island.

Too bad my heart didn’t listen that this was just a fake relationship.

With my job in Hollywood and my heart at the Sunrise inn, what the hell am I going to do?

This is a Steamy, Fake Relationship, Small Town, Beach Romance. No Cliffhangers.
This is Book 1 in the Chasing The Sun Duet.
As always there is a satisfying Happy Ever After.
If you love steamy romances with insta love, hot love scenes, a bad boy, small towns, and beaches, then this one is for you.

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Sunset
Chasing the Sun Duet Book 2

No matter what I’m not opening up my heart again, even if he’s great at warming my bed.

Jasper blew out of town taking my heart with him. He swore he’d never come back. Last I heard he was some famous chef in a big city.

Then I’m at the farmer’s market and there he is in vivid color. So, I do what any sane person would do, I throw a kiwi at him and leave.

Then a storm blows in washing out the only bridge off this island and now we are stuck together.

To make matters worse? My chef quits and the only option I have is to bring in Jasper per his mother’s suggestion.

Oh, and our mayor is trying to turn our small town into a major tourist spot, my best friend is in a fake relationship with a Hollywood Movie Star, and I just saw Jasper with his shirt off.

How did my life get here?

No matter what I’m not opening up my heart again, even if he’s great at warming my bed.

This is a Steamy, Small Town, Beach Romance. No Cliffhangers.
This is Book 2 in the Chasing The Sun Duo.
As always there is a satisfying Happy Ever After.
If you love steamy romances with insta love, hot love scenes, small towns, and beaches, then this one is for you.

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Kaci runs on coffee, chocolate, and Oreos. She loves her book boyfriends with tattoos, muscles, beards, and a little dirty.
Kaci loves romance books and has been jotting down ideas since she was in high school and is now putting the ideas down on paper. She believes in satisfying, happily ever afters with a lot of steam on the way.
She was born and raised in Southwest Florida but is wholeheartedly a mountain girl. She has been reading as many books as she could get her hands on since grade school and loves to travel when she gets the chance.


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#MFRWHooks “Does your dragon spit fire?” #MFRWAuthor #freeread #Kobo #mustread #Romance

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I hope you enjoyed the snippets from the first book of series “Beginnings“, which is free on Kobo.
Today, I’d like to hook you with the second book More Beginnings. I hope you’ll like the story just as much.

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Today’s Hook:

He turned to look at her. “I honestly have no idea how I’ve survived the last few years with you girls across the road.”
Checking the time, she stood. “Thanks for the drink.” She leaned forward to place a kiss on his cheek. “Eight o’clock tomorrow morning?”
Zach nodded. “Does your dragon spit fire?”
With hands on hips, she retorted, “You’re not taking me seriously, are you?”
“I am!”
She tilted her head slightly. “Let me see,” she paused for effect. “With your green eyes, athletic body, husky voice, blond hair, which, by the way, is in serious need of a trim… hmm… she might like you. But then again, your job as an escort might disturb her.”

BLURB:

Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?


 “This blood-pumping novel will keep the reader hooked until the very end.” InD’tale Magazine

“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 stars – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.

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#SnippetSunday “…on a scale from one to ten, I’d say fifteen.” #romance #Sundayblog #MFRWAuthor #freeread


Happy Sunday.
I hope you liked last week’s first snippet of Piper’s story,
another Alinta Bay book.
If you did, please feel free to check out the first books here.
Enjoy ♥

Today’s Snippet

There was some silence before he finally spoke. “Hello Piper. I think we met at Kristen’s Christmas barbeque last year. When you say desperate, can you clarify as in how desperate and whether it’s a legal issue.”

Slightly taken aback by the way he approached her plea for help, she replied, “Desperate as in on a scale from one to ten, I’d say fifteen, and as for legal …” She paused trying to find the right words. “My husband emptied our joint bank account and sold our house leaving me with nothing from the end of next week.”

Again there was a silence, but he heard him whisper, but not to her. It took a moment until he said, “Can you come to my office in about thirty minutes?”

She nodded, more to herself. “Most certainly. Just a little heads up, I’m desperate for help, but it might be a while until I’ll be able to pay your fees.”

He let out a soft chuckle. “The fact that you’re bringing up the payment of fees while in this unfortunate situation, tells me that I won’t have to worry too much about it.”

Relief flooded her, so intense, she had to lean her head against the head rest. “I’ll see you in thirty minutes.” She took a deep breath and added, “Thank you so much.”


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#MFRWHooks “Will what’s-his-name be there?” #MFRWAuthor #freeread #Kobo #mustread #Romance

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I hope you enjoyed the snippets from the first book of series “Beginnings“, which is free on Kobo.
Today, I’d like to hook you with the second book More Beginnings. I hope you’ll like the story just as much.

FREE on ~ Google Play ~ Kobo

Today’s Hook:

Zach lived across the road from Sophie and Mia Levesque. The sisters had moved into Sixty-Four Chestnut Avenue six years earlier. He’d shared a hot kiss with Sophie in the early days, but in the end, it was Mark she’d fallen in love with.
“Will what’s-his-name be there?”
Mia did the eye-rolling thing again. “Josh. Yes he will. Remember, he’s in my class.”
Shaking his head with amusement, Zach replied, “Pumpkin, just because what’s-his-name is in your class ain’t meanin’ he’s participating in a sports day.”
“Doesn’t mean.”
“Beg yours?”
She took a deep breath. “It’s doesn’t mean and not ain’t meaning. You know it drives Soph mad when you use the American lingo.”

 

BLURB:

Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

New Beginnings have given the Levesque girls a new start in life, will More Beginnings be another chance for them?


 “This blood-pumping novel will keep the reader hooked until the very end.” InD’tale Magazine

“Do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this wonderful book and fall in love.” (5 star review)

Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)

4 stars – NEW BEGINNINGS is a very emotional read, one that is heartwarming as well as heart wrenching. It gives you hope in the act of human kindness and that good things do happen to good people. I highly recommend this book.