Book Review: Underneath the Fireflies by Marianne Scott

Welcome to the iRead Book Tour for Underneath the Fireflies by Marianne Scott! Today we have a #BookReview of Underneath the Fireflies + a Giveaway too! About Underneath the Fireflies Underneath the Fireflies by Marianne ScottCategory:  Adult Fiction (18+),  496 pagesGenre: Murder Mystery / ThrillerPublisher: Crowe CreationsRelease date:  January 2023Content Rating:  PG-13 – Colloquial expressions in dialogue. Synopsis: No matter where Grace Walker goes, her extra sensory power goes with her. She’s an empath and she sees things — terrible things. After a tragic accident at the place where she works, she decides to take a mental-health break on a remote West Coast island. But she…

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Book Review: Snow Storm by Mike Alger

Today we have a book review of Snow Storm by Mike Alger! He is an Author and Audiobook Narrator! You can see his insights into what makes an Audiobook Good in our guest post from him and listen to our book review below!       Book Details:Book Title:  SNOW STORM by Mike AlgerCategory:  Adult Fiction (18 +) Genre:  Mystery / ThrillerPublisher:  Publish AmericaRelease date:   July 2002Content Rating:  PG – I wavered between G and PG…there’s no explicit language, but there is some mild-violence.   Book Description:He smiled. “Kidnapping? Naw… you don’t have to worry about that. Oy’m not here to kidnap you. Oy’m…

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Showcasing The Vanishing At Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright

The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright April 3-28, 2023 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: A haunting legend. An ominous curse. A search for a secret buried deep within the castle walls. In 1870, orphaned Daisy François takes a position as housemaid at a Wisconsin castle to escape the horrors of her past life. There she finds a reclusive and eccentric Gothic authoress, who hides tales more harrowing than the ones in her novels. With women disappearing from the area and a legend that seems to parallel these eerie circumstances, Daisy is thrust into a web that threatens to…

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Book Review: The Registration by Madison Lawson

Book Details: ​Book Title: The Registration (a Novel) by Madison Lawson Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  320 pages Genre: Thriller Publisher:  CamCat Books Release date:  September 2022 Content Rating: PG-13 + M. There is violence, including a torture scene, and some language, as well as mention of domestic violence, abuse, murder, and abortions. Book Description: You can’t outrun the Registration. Imagine it’s legal to commit one murder in your lifetime⎯if you Register the victim and accomplish the kill within fourteen days. So when Lynell Mize stands in line to Register the man who abused her as a child, she’s shocked to hear a stranger Register her to be…

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5 Thrillers we can’t stop recommending

We’ve been on a bit of a thriller kick lately so we thought we’d share some recent thriller recommendations that were memorable. First up our latest thriller recommendation is Hank Scheer’s Medical Thriller Fade To Blue FADE TO BLUE by Hank ScheerCategory: Adult Fiction (18+),  288 pagesGenre: Thriller Publisher: Top Reads PublishingRelease date:  Mar 2023Content Rating: ​PG-13 for some bad language Synopsis: Will Dr. Brenalen’s unauthorized experiment lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s, or will it be used for bioterrorism?Biotech researcher Sarah Brenalen is frustrated by her boss’s dismissal of her controversial theory, so she secretly injects lab mice with experimental Alzheimer’s drugs of…

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Book Review: Fool Her Once by Joanna Elm

About the Book: Book Title:  Fool Her Once (A Novel) by Joanna ElmCategory:  Adult Fiction (18 +), 416 pages Genre:  ThrillerPublisher:  CamCat BooksRelease date:   Feb, 2023Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. There’s adultery, language, some sexual content, and violent crime, but no explicit descriptions of the crimes. Some killers are born. Others are made. As a rookie tabloid reporter, Jenna Sinclair made a tragic mistake when she outed Denny Dennison, the illegitimate son of an executed serial killer. So she hid behind her marriage and motherhood. Now, decades later, betrayed by her husband and resented by her teenage daughter, Jenna decides to resurrect her career—and returns to…

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Guest Post: How to Plot Your Thriller in 5 Steps

We’ve all wondered how authors come up with the best ways to plot thrillers, and thanks to Hank Scheer we have five easy ways to outline a thriller book! Have a likeable person—not a sociopath—be the initiator of the horrific events that drive your story.      Sarah Brenalen, my protagonist in Fade to Blue, is a well-intentioned scientist who accidentally creates a monster. As a subplot, build conflict between your protagonist and his or her lover.      To save her boyfriend’s life, Sarah writes an untrue note to him announcing she’s running away to start a new life elsewhere. Write a couple…

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Book Review: Fade To Blue

Welcome to the iReads Book Tour of Fade To Blue by Hank Scheer! FADE TO BLUE by Hank ScheerCategory: Adult Fiction (18+),  288 pagesGenre: Thriller Publisher: Top Reads PublishingRelease date:  Mar 2023Content Rating: ​PG-13 for some bad language Synopsis: Will Dr. Brenalen’s unauthorized experiment lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s, or will it be used for bioterrorism?Biotech researcher Sarah Brenalen is frustrated by her boss’s dismissal of her controversial theory, so she secretly injects lab mice with experimental Alzheimer’s drugs of her own design. Sarah is stunned when one of her experiments goes horribly wrong. But Marcel and his international cabal are intrigued. Sarah’s…

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Guest Post: Writing True Crime verses Fictional Murder Mysteries

Writing True Crime vs Fictional Murder Mysteries by Bill Powers I have been writing in one form or another for decades and with the exception of two creative writing classes, it has all been non-fiction. Police officers live in a real-life world where they must always document their work with precision and accuracy because it will be minutely scrutinized by defense attorneys, judges and juries. . I don’t have a huge comparison sample of fiction to non-fiction, but I will say that I like writing both, but for differing reasons.  Non-Fiction writing means telling “the truth and nothing but the truth…

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Spotlight: PaperBoy

Book Details: Book Title:  PAPERBOY (A Dylan Tomassi Novel) by Dan Romanello Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 332 pages Genre: Coming of Age Contemporary Thriller Publisher: Sanitas Publishing, Inc. ​Publication Date: August, 2022. Content Rating: R: A series of explicit sex scenes, minimal bad language and drug use are utilized for character and plot development. Book Description: Abandoned by his father as an infant and raised by a single mother among the wealthy and privileged in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Dylan Tomassi grew up poor. As a boy he is befriended by a mysteriously reclusive widow he meets on his paper route. She mentors him with sage advice on matters facing…

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Book Review: Copper Waters

Welcome to the iReads Book Tour for the Annalisse Series! Today we are featuring Book 4 Copper Waters! Title: Copper Waters Author: Marlene M. Bell Series: Annalisse Series #4 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance Where to Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, BookBub Synopsis: A rural New Zealand vacation turns poisonous.Antiquities expert Annalisse Drury and tycoon Alec Zavos are at an impasse in their relationship when Alec refuses to clear up a paternity issue with an ex-lover.Frustrated with his avoidance when their future is at stake, Annalisse accepts an invitation from an acquaintance to fly to New Zealand—an idyllic escape from the recent turbulence in her life.Trouble follows Annalisse…

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scattered legacy

Book Review: Scattered Legacy

Welcome to the iReads Book Tour for the Annalisse Series! Today we are featuring Book 3 Scattered Legacy! Title: Scattered Legacy Author: Marlene M. Bell Series: Annalisse Series #3 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance Where to Find It: Goodreads, Amazon,, BookBub Synopsis: To outsiders, the relationship between Manhattan antiquities assessor Annalisse Drury and sports car magnate Alec Zavos must look carefree and glamorous. In reality, it’s a love affair regularly punctuated by treasure hunting, high adventure, and the occasional dead body. When Alec schedules a getaway trip to show Annalisse his mother’s Italian birthplace, he squeezes in the high-stakes business of divesting his family’s corporation. But things go terribly wrong as…

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Spent Identity

Book Review: Spent Identity

Welcome to the iReads Book Tour for the Annalisse Series! Today we are featuring Book 2 Spent Identity! Title: Spent Identity Author: Marlene M. Bell Series: Annalisse Series #2 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance Where to Find It: Goodreads, Amazon,, BookBub Synopsis: To find her missing aunt, she has to unearth the secrets of the past. But lies and deceit run though the very heart of their town… What started out as a promising relationship with adventurer and tycoon Alec Zavos has fizzled into an uncertain future for antiquities expert Annalisse Drury. Returning to Walker Farm in Upstate New York to see her Aunt Kate…

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Stolen Obsession

Book Review: Stolen Obsession

Title: Stolen Obsession Author: Marlene M. Bell Series: Annalisse Series #1 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance Where to Find It: Goodreads, Amazon,, BookBub Synopsis: People die, but legends live on. New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet—a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family. Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece,…

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Prognosis Critical

Book Review: Prognosis Critical by Gary Birken MD

  Welcome to the iReads Book Tour for Prognosis Critical by Gary Birken MD!    Book Details:   ​Book Title:  PROGNOSIS CRITICAL by Gary Birken MDCategory:  Adult Fiction (18+),  258 pagesGenre: Medical Thriller Publisher:  Erupen Titles Release date:  August 2022Content Rating: ​PG. Gary Birken’s books can be read by his kids. He says it’s between a PG and PG+M (shit one time; damn three times; hell three times). Book Description:   WHERE DEADLY SECRETS ARE THE NORM . . .Three weeks after completing her residency in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Jacey Flanigan moves from the Pacific Northwest to Manhattan to begin her career at the prestigious Children’s Heart Hospital.…

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Countdown To Christmas

Mystery Countdown to Christmas!

Welcome to the Mystery Review Crews Countdown to Christmas! We are excited to have you and hope you will find some new mysteries to read! The List will be updated daily with the corresponding authors post! Participating Authors: Shelley Blanton-Stroud Carmen Amato Stacy Wilder Mary Miller Lauren Carr Linda Norlander Daryl Wood Gerber Lou Kemp JC Gatlin R.J. Koreto CS McDonald Linda Lovely Lane Stone J.C. Keough Susan Breen Kari Bovee Austin Camacho Anita Dickason Korina Moss Dineen Miller Michelle Cox Joanna Slan Campbell Marilyn Levinson Tammy Euliano 🔍Bonus Pop-up Author Laurie Buchanan We hope you enjoy this and let…

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Concrete Evidence

Guest Post: Concrete Evidence By DiAnn Mills

Welcome to the Partners In Crime Book Tour For Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills! Join us for a special guest post & Giveaway to celebrate the release of Concrete Evidence! Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills October 31 – November 25, 2022 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is the man of integrity and faith she’s always believed him to be . . . until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the…

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A Knock On The Door

Book Spotlight: A Knock On The Door

Book Details: ​Book Title:  A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  392 pages Genre: Crime Fiction / Thriller Publisher:  Subplot Publishing (Imprint of Amplify Publishing Group) Release date:  October 2022 Content Rating: PG-13 + M. The book deals with heavy themes, murder, and violence Book Description: Lori Crawford’s world is turned upside down when her husband dies in a car accident. After twenty-five years of marriage, she thought she would forever live an uncomplicated, happy life with Jack. But just as Lori feels she’s coming out on the other side of her grief, Jack’s assistant at SpringWare, Rita Johnson, discovers information that…

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Book Review: Sunburst by Susan May Warren

Title: SunburstAuthor: Susan May WarrenGenre: Suspense, ThrillerWhere to find it: Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon Synopsis: When former Navy SEAL and lifelong bachelor Ranger Kingston is called upon to take part in a rescue mission to save his brother Colt, who has been kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria, he is shocked to find among the hostages a woman he knows and could never forget. Noemi Sutton was attempting to return a young girl to her family in Boko Haram territory when she and the girl found themselves taken hostage, along with several others. And while Ranger Kingston may be able to get…

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Duplicity by Shawn Wilson

Duplicity by Shawn Wilson October 31 – November 25, 2022 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: This was not the homecoming Brick envisioned. After the trauma of his last case, and after three months spent recovering in Ireland, life is looking up for newly retired homicide detective Brian (Brick) Kavanagh. Back home in Washington, D.C., a new job shows promise when he’s asked to train criminology students in cold case techniques. Then he’s off to a whirlwind weekend in Chicago with Nora, an Aer Lingus flight attendant he’d met in Ireland. There he receives shocking news that his former partner’s wife and…

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Watch Her Disappear

Book Review: Watch Her Disappear

Title: Watch Her DisappearAuthor: Lisa ReganGenre: Thriller, MysteryWhere to find it: Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon Synopsis: The girl’s prom dress, the color of champagne, shimmers in the dying light. A corsage of wilting pink sweetheart roses decorates her wrist. She is perfectly still, lying on the ground like a delicate china doll, trapped forever in a sleep from which she will never wake… When a call comes in about a young girl found dead at a high school prom—her life drained away from a fatal stab wound—Detective Josie Quinn drops everything to attend the scene. Taking in the girl’s neatly braided hair,…

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The Overnight guest

Book Review: The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

Title: The Overnight GuestAuthor: Heather GudenkaufGenre: Mystery, ThrillerWhere to find it: Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon Synopsis: A woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm in this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.True crime writer Wylie Lark doesn’t mind being snowed in at the isolated farmhouse where she’s retreated to write her new book. A cozy fire, complete silence. It would be perfect, if not for the fact that decades earlier, at this very house, two people were murdered in cold blood and a girl disappeared without a trace.As the storm worsens, Wylie finds herself trapped inside the house,…

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Performance of Tomboy: A Jane Benjamin Novel at Stories on Stage Sacramento and Q&A with authors Shelley Blanton-Stroud and Dorothy Rice

Performance of Tomboy: A Jane Benjamin Novel at Stories on Stage Sacramento and Q&A with authors Shelley Blanton-Stroud and Dorothy Rice. Hi, this is Shelley. What a treat it was to see a scene from TOMBOY performed at Stories on Stage Sacramento and then to get a Q & A with author Dorothy Rice. Here’s a little of my bio: I grew up in California’s Central Valley, the daughter of Dust Bowl immigrants who made good on their ambition to get out of the field. I recently retired from teaching writing at Sacramento State University and still consult with writers…

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The Family Holiday

Book Review: The Family Holiday by Shalini Boland Review from The Plain Spoken Pen

Title: The Family HolidayAuthor: Shalini BolandPublisher: BookouturePublication Date: March 29, 2022Genre: ThrillerBuy Link: AmazonGoodreads | BookBub The Family Holiday Review from The Plain Spoken Pen Reposted with permission. Originally posted on The Plain Spoken Pen. I’m putting this first because there is a ginormous spoiler in the blurb. It’s at the end of the post. If you don’t want to know in significant part where the story is headed before you start reading, skip that part. A very brief synopsis, so as not to give anything away: Beth and Niall live in Dorset. A decision is made that they’ll go on…

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12 books we’re looking forward to reading this fall

Here’s a list of 12 books we’re looking forward to reading this fall —and why we’re looking forward to them! Fall and Winter seem to be the best time to curl up with a book and your favorite hot beverage, or at least that seems to be the general consensuses on social media. But you’ll catch us reading books all year round regardless of the weather outside. For a link to all these book see our Goodreads list for easy TBR adding & to vote for your favorites! Without further ado here’s our list; listed alphabetical order: 1. Dangerous Beauty…

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The Midnight Call

Book Spotlight & Guest Post: The Midnight Call by Jodé Millman

The Midnight Call by Jodé Millman October 3 – November 18th, 2022 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: Who would ever suspect that their mentor, teacher, and friend was a cold-blooded killer? Jessie Martin didn’t—at least not until she answers the midnight call. Late one August night, Jessie’s lifelong mentor and friend–and presently a popular, charismatic, and handsome high school teacher–Terrence Butterfield calls. He utters a startling admission: he’s killed someone. He pleads for Jessie’s help, so out of loyalty she rushes to his aid completely unaware that she’s risking her relationship, her career, and her life–and that of her unborn child–to…

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Inhuman Acts

Book Showcase: Inhuman Acts by Brooke L. French

Welcome to the Partners In Crime Book Showcase for Inhuman Acts by Brooke L. French! Inhuman Acts by Brooke L French Synopsis: A deadly, incurable disease creeps silent through Chattanooga. And its victims aren’t random. When inexplicable human rabies cases appear in Tennessee, disease ecologist Letty Duquesne jumps at the chance to trace the virus back to its source. But the closer Letty gets to finding the outbreak’s origin, the further someone will go to stop her. With an unwanted promotion threatening to take Letty far from the field work she loves, this outbreak feels like her last chance to…

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A Spying Eye

Book Spotlight: A SPYING EYE by Michelle Cox

A Spying Eye Join us for this tour from Sep 26 to Oct 21, 2022! Book Series Details: Book Series:  The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novels by Michelle Cox Category:  Adult fiction (18+), 200-400 pages each Genre:  Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries Publisher:  She Writes Press Release date:  April 2016; April 2017; April 2018; April 2019; April 2020, Oct 2022 Tour dates:  Sep 26 to Oct 21, 2022 Content Rating: This book series is rated R. Books 1 – 2 do not have sex scenes, but they are implied and the content is mature (prostitution, gambling, alcohol, murder, serial killer). Book 3 introduces tasteful sex scenes between a…

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catriona mcpherson

Scot Mist by Catriona McPherson an interview with Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Catriona McPherson was born in Scotland and lived there until 2010, before she immigrated to California where she lives on Patwin ancestral land. A former academic linguist, she now writes full-time. Her multi-award-winning and national best-selling work includes: the DANDY GILVER historical detective stories, the LAST DITCH mysteries, set in California, and a strand of contemporary standalone novels including Edgar-finalist THE DAY SHE DIED and Mary Higgins Clark finalist STRANGERS AT THE GATE. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers’ Association, The Society of Authors and Sisters in Crime, of which she is a former national president. You can find out more about her at Shelley Blanton-Stroud interviewed Catriona…

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Her Frozen Cry

Book Review: Her Frozen Cry by Carolyn Arnold

A book review from Bound 4 Escape: Her Frozen Cry by Carolyn Arnold! About The Book Title: Her Frozen CryAuthor Carolyn ArnoldGenre: Mystery, ThrillerRelease Date: June 9th, 2022 Synopsis: The moon shines through the open window, bathing the woman in pale light. Blood-red wine from a shattered glass soaks into the cream blanket beside her, and her dull eyes stare vacantly at the framed photograph in her hand.When beautiful wife and mother Alicia Gordon is found dead in a remote woodland cabin, Detective Amanda Steele is shocked to discover that she knows the husband. Amanda hasn’t spoken to Tony since she lost…

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Book Review: Then Came the Thunder by Rachael Huzar Narrated by Jenn Lee

Title: Then Came the ThunderAuthor: Rachael Huzar; Narrated by Jenn LeeWhere to buy: Amazon (affiliate link)Genre: Thriller, Supernatural ThrillerSeries: Three WillowsBe sure to add it to your Goodreads or BookBub Lists! Synopsis of Then Came The Thunder: To its residents, the little town of Three Willows might seem as close to Heaven as it’s possible to get here on Earth. The community is abundant and peaceful, despite being surrounded by the unforgiving deserts of New Mexico and with the frontlines of the War Between the States raging just a few hundred miles further north. But the impact of the war hasn’t escaped everyone.…

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The art of revenge

Book Review: The Art of Revenge by Joe Giordano – Review from Bound 4 escape

Synopsis of The Art of Revenge: The Art of Revenge, an Anthony Provati Thriller is a riveting chase around the world that will have gritty thriller lovers salivating for more. Action-packed, suspenseful and at times terrifying, a must read for those who like hanging on the edge of the cliff by only their fingers. The Art of Revenge features two unlikely heroes. Anthony Provati is a jazz pianist, art gallery owner, and sailor, who has a mob boss uncle. Valentina Esposito was orphaned at birth but is rewriting her destiny by becoming a brilliant computer programmer. They undertake a global pursuit of murderous…

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Book Review: Deadly Keepsakes by Anita Dickason Review From The Plain Spoken Pen

About Deadly Keepsakes DEADLY KEEPSAKES A Tori Winters Mystery by ANITA DICKASON Categories: Mystery / Women Sleuths Publisher: Mystic Circle Books Pages: 360 pages Publication Date: July 1, 2022 When Tori Winters becomes the star witness in a murder trial, someone tries to kill her. Terrified, she’s not giving the killer a second chance. With all her worldly possessions packed in her car, Tori is on the run. A mysterious phone call about an inheritance leads her to Granbury. After all, who would look for her in a small, quaint Texas town? Instead, Tori’s life is about to spin into…

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Guest Post: A.A. Abbott – Lies At Her Door

Book Details: ​Book Title: LIES AT HER DOOR (A Psychological Thriller) by A.A. Abbott Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 220 pages Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Domestic Thriller Publisher:  Perfect City Press Release Date: July 5, 2022 Content Rating:  PG + M: The book has references to adultery (not explicit), kissing and drugs. It features mild blasphemy and profanity. Book Description: She forgot about her childhood friend… until his body is found under her garden. Can she prove she didn’t commit the decades-old murder?  Lucy Freeman struggles to find satisfaction in life. Trapped in the shadow of her rock star brother, the thirty-two-year-old craves more than…

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Author Interview: Finding Ruby Draker

Book Title:  Finding Ruby Draker by Marianne ScottCategory:  Adult Fiction (18+),  330 pagesGenre: Mystery / ThrillerPublisher:  Friesen PressRelease date: Original January 2016. Relaunch March 2022Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. Occasional Profanity Book Description: Kathleen Jones has lived a protected and typical suburban life, nothing unexpected in her carefully controlled and planned existence. She’s about to complete her college degree and is ready to start a successful career but after completing her last exam she comes home to find her world has been turned upside down. Her home has been torched and her parents and little brother killed.If that’s not bad enough, she is kidnapped and drugged unconscious…

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Book Review: Operation Navajo by Anita Dickason

Title: Operation Navajo Author: Anita DickasonCategories: Suspense / Political Thriller / Crime Fiction Synopsis: “Whoever controls the flow of the money supply, irrespective of whether it’s fiat or gold currency is the one to fear.” The imminent launch of the Feds gold-backed currency triggers more than fierce protests when a note is dropped into Federal Reserve Chairman Frank Littleton’s coat pocket. The cryptic message is a warning someone plans to assassinate him. A new Tracker agent and financial crimes expert joins forces with an undercover Interpol agent to infiltrate the inner sanctum of the Federal Reserve. The case turns deadly…

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Audiobook Showcase: The Bones of Amoret

About The Bones of Amoret Join Us for This Tour:  May 2 to May 13 Book Details: Book Title: The Bones of Amoret – A Novel by Arthur Herbert Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 320 pages Length:  10 hours, 59 minutes Genre: Mystery, Suspense Publisher:  Stitched Smile Publications Release Date: April 2022 Content Rating:  PG-13 – no sex, explicit or otherwise; almost all violence is off-screen; mild profanity   Book Description: In this enigmatic follow up to his critically acclaimed debut novel The Cuts that Cure, Arthur Herbert returns to the Texas-Mexico border with this saga of a small town’s bloody loss of innocence. Amoret, Texas, 1982. Life…

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Book Review: Deadly Business

About Deadly Business Gripping Texas Escapist Thriller Spirals to a Riveting Conclusion! Following a tactical raid at an Oklahoma farm, a phone call sends U.S. Deputy Marshal Piper McKay rushing back to the East Texas cattle ranch where she grew up. Her grandmother, Jennie Layton, is near death from a crushed skull. When local authorities claim the cause of the injury was an accident, Piper isn’t convinced. Who wants Jennie dead? Is the reason connected to a dubious contract Piper finds in Jennie’s desk? Piper realizes her grandmother isn’t the only one in danger when she barely escapes a deadly…

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Book Club Questions for a Thriller

10 Book Club Questions for a Thriller Is your book club reading a thriller?  If so, in addition to a great page-turner and a few bottles of wine, you’ll need some thought-provoking questions to ignite the conversation. A successful book club elevates the friendly small talk into an insightful discussion about the book the group agreed to read, and that can be challenging.  We’ve put together a list questions for your book club to generate a fervent discussion about your thriller. The reader should immediately connect to the main character and be able to identify with him or her. Did…

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Book Showcase: The Bones of Amoret

The Bones of Amoret by Arthur Herbert. In this enigmatic follow up to his critically acclaimed debut novel The Cuts that Cure, Arthur Herbert returns to the Texas-Mexico border with this saga of a small town’s bloody loss of innocence.
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Bakersfield Boys Club – The Story Behind The Story

Author Anne Da Vigo’s Bakersfield Boys Club, a thriller set in late-seventies Central California, is a riveting story about the abuse of power, unflinchingly realistic, but not without hope. It holds special interest for me because I grew up in Bakersfield where the real world case—known as the Lords of Bakersfield—continues to play out in civil courts. I was eager to talk to Anne about the story behind her story.
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Book Showcase: Trust Me by Kelly Irvin

Showcasing Kelly Irvin’s new book Trust Me. “This morning, Hunter walks out of prison a free man, having served his sentence. This afternoon, Delaney finds her best friend dead, murdered in the same fashion as her brother.”
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The Counselor – A Book Review from Rockin’ Book Reviews

Rockin’ Book Reviews: “When I began this mystery/crime drama, I was certain it was a quite “lame” story because, within the first few chapters, I knew who the “culprit” was… Or so I thought! The more I read the more unsure I became.”
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Murder By Perfection: An Audio Book Review

About the Book Book Title: Murder by Perfection by Lauren CarrSeries: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)Genre: Murder MysteryPublisher: Acorn Book ServicesRelease date: Aug 28, 2018Narrator: Mike AlgerLength: 8 hours, 32 minutes, unabridgedTour dates: Oct 8 to Nov 2, 2018Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion) Book Description: Perfection can be a fatal endeavor. Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by…

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Book Review: The Paris Betrayal by James R. Hannibal

About the Book Title: The Paris Betrayal Author: James R. HannibalGenre: Thriller, Suspense. Sub Genre: Spy Thriller, Christian Fiction After a rough mission in Rome involving the discovery of a devastating bioweapon, Company spy Ben Calix returns to Paris to find his perfectly ordered world has collapsed. A sniper attack. An ambush. A call for help that brings French SWAT forces down on his head. Ben is out. This is a severance–reserved for incompetents and traitors.Searching for answers and anticipating a coming attack, Ben and a woman swept up in his misfortunes must travel across Europe to find the sniper…

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