Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #2 in the Mrs. Odboddy Mystery Series
Publisher: Elk Grove Publications
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Print Length: 199 pages
ASIN: B06WCZMFGN

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Blog Tour: Magick & Mayhem by Sharon Pape (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)



About the Book


Genre: Cozy Mystery, #1 An Abracadabra Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Release Date: May 2, 2017
ASIN: B01JWDZSQQ

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday - May 10th



This meme is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.


I love this series. I recently read #8 in this series and I was thrilled to see a new one will be out this summer. Looks like a good one.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Book Giveaway Winners


The winners of ebooks of Riversong and Riversnow by Tess Thompson are:

Linda B.
Annette N.



Congrats to Linda and Annette! 


Thanks to all who participated!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sunday/Monday Posts - May 7th and 8th





The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you'd like to participate with The Sunday Salon, it is now a Facebook group.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme with a new host!  It's now being hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. This is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I'm also linking to  Stacking The Shelves which is hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews.

Blog Tour: Cobble Cove Mystery Series by Debbie DeLouise (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)



About the Book

Genre: Cozy Mystery, #1 Cobble Cove Mysteries
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Release Date: March 8, 2017
Paperback: 322 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1625265463
ASIN: B06XGNXQCS

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Friday 56




This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.


It's that simple.

I just finished reading this one...

Review: Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman




Genre:
Women’s Fiction

Format:
E-Book

Publisher:
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Release Date:
March 8, 2017



Review: Little White King by Marguerite Steen


Genre:
Non-Fiction

Format:
E-Book

Publisher:
The Odyssey Press

Release Date:
November 12, 2015



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Showcase: Whiskers and Bear by Giacomo Giammatteo

Whiskers and Bear

by Giacomo Giammatteo

on Tour May 1 - 14, 2017



Whiskers and Bear by Giacomo Giammatteo

Book Details

Genre: Non-Fiction, Animals

Published by: Inferno Publishing Company

Publication Date: April 2017

Number of Pages: 150

ISBN:

Purchase Links: Whiskers and Bear on Amazon Whiskers and Bear on Barnes & Noble Whiskers and Bear on Kobo Whiskers and Bear on Goodreads


Synopsis:

Whiskers and Bear were two of the best dogs in the world. They didn't always listen or even try to listen, but they were loyal to a fault, and they were the best of friends. They hunted all of their food, and they protected our animal sanctuary with no regard for their own safety.

Tour Info:

Book Formats: ePub or mobi

Hosting Options: Review, Interview, Guest Post, Showcase

Giveaway: There will be a PBP Rafflecopter Giveaway

More: According to the author Whiskers and Bear by Giacomo Giammatteo does not include: Excessive Strong Language, Graphic Violence, Explicit Sexual Scenes, Rape, or other trigger situations. PBP staff has not read this book, however and cannot give additional information.


Read an excerpt:


Another Grave


I climbed up onto the tractor, a Kubota 4630, with a six-foot bucket on the front. It was a powerful machine, and we’d put it through the hoops more than a few times. What I mean is that my wife Mikki and I had dug a lot of graves.

I tied an old cloth diaper around my forehead and draped the end of it over the top of my bald head. There wasn’t much better than a cotton cloth for keeping sweat out of your eyes, or the sun from burning your head. I turned the key and revved the engine. After letting it idle a moment, I lifted the bucket and drove toward the south side of the property where Mikki was waiting for me. She’d already gotten a few blankets and a clean sheet. For this one, she’d brought a pillow, too.

I reached up and wiped my eyes. I was getting damn tired of burying things.

An old white pickup crept down the gravel driveway, coming to a stop near the fence.

A neighbor leaned out and hollered. “What’s goin’ on?”

I wished he’d have kept going.

“Nothin’,” I said, but not loud enough for him to hear.

The door opened, and he stepped out and walked over to the fence, using his right hand to shield his eyes from the sun as he peered over the top rail.

“What are you doin’?”

I could see there was no getting away from it. I muttered my answer a few times so my voice wouldn’t crack when I yelled.

“Diggin’ a grave,” I hollered back.

“A grave? Which one died?”

Which one? That’s what it had come to for most of the neighbors and relatives and friends. Which one died. As if it didn’t matter. As if having forty-five animals made it easier to deal with when one of them died.

He came in through the side gate and headed in my direction. He walked slowly, which gave me time to compose myself. It’s never easy to bury a friend, but this one…this one was special.

Mikki walked over to me. “He’s just trying to help.”

I nodded.

I don’t need his help, I thought, but the fact of the matter was I could probably use it.

It hadn’t rained in weeks, and the damn Texas ground was as hard as concrete. Even if the tractor did cut through, it could only go so deep; we’d have hand work to do at the bottom.

Our neighbor was about twenty feet away. He took off his hat and swiped at his forehead. It was a scorcher today and had been for a month or so.

“Who was it?” he asked.

I couldn’t say, but I managed to gesture toward Mikki. She lifted the corner of the blanket so he could see.

“Oh shit!” he said. “I’m sorry.”

“Thanks,” I said.

He unbuttoned his shirt and grabbed a shovel I had leaning against a small oak tree. “Might as well get this done.”

I nodded again. He was right, of course, but I was in no hurry to put another friend in the ground. I cranked the engine up a little higher, shoved the tractor into low gear, and positioned the bucket for the first scoop of dirt. The bucket hit the ground with a metallic thud. It didn’t do much more than break the surface.

“Whew!” the neighbor said. “Going to be a long day.”

“That’s for sure.”

“How long have they been with you?” he asked.

They. I thought about what he said. I would have laughed if not for the circumstances. Everyone referred to the two of them as one. They or them. Bear and Whiskers. Whiskers and Bear. It was a cold day in July if anyone mentioned one without the other.

I handed him my bottle of water; he looked thirsty.

“They’ve been with us a long time. A damn long time.”

***

Excerpt from Whiskers and Bear by Giacomo Giammatteo. Copyright © 2017 by Giacomo Giammatteo. Reproduced with permission from Giacomo Giammatteo. All rights reserved.




Author Bio:

Giacomo Giammatteo
Giacomo Giammatteo is the author of gritty crime dramas about murder, mystery, and family. He also writes non-fiction books including the No Mistakes Careers series.

When Giacomo isn’t writing, he’s helping his wife take care of the animals on their sanctuary. At last count they had 45 animals—11 dogs, a horse, 6 cats, and 26 pigs.

Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with Giacomo every day and happens to also be his best buddy.

Visit Giacomo on his Website , Twitter , Facebook  and Goodreads  pages!



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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday - May 3rd



This meme is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

This series is the very first cat mystery series I ever read.  I fell in love with Joe Grey.  With all the books out there I've fallen behind on reading this series, but I'm always happy to see that it is still continuing.  Eventually I will catch up.  The August release looks so good.


Spotlight/Book Giveaway: Riversnow by Tess Thompson



About the Book

Genre: Contemporary Romance, #4 in The River Valley Series
Publisher: 4kids5cats
Release Date: May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

First Chapter Tuesday/Teaser Tuesday - May 2nd


Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?




If you'd like to play along on Teaser Tuesdays, just click the button above.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


This week I'm reading...