Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs – Blog Tour and Giveaway

Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

While viewing the harbor’s Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow’s walk of Timothy Neville’s Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it’s discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow.

At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner–all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

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Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian – Review and Giveaway

Hummus and Homicide (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery)
by Tina Kashian


When Lucy Berberian quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, she knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden roller coaster, and the tastes of her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. But murder wasn’t on the menu . .

Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn’t mind. She doesn’t even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It’s fun to see their calico cat again, and to catch up with her old BFF, who’s married to a cop now.

She could do without Heather Banks, though. The Gucci-toting ex-cheerleader is still as nasty as she was back in high school . . . and unfortunately, she’s just taken over as the local health inspector. Just minutes after eating at the Kebab Kitchen—where she’s tallied up a whole list of bogus violations—she falls down dead in the street. Word on the grapevine is it’s homicide, and Lucy’s the number one suspect . . .

Recipes included!

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COVER REVEAL – 39 Winks by Kathy Valenti @HeneryPress

39 Winks

Former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is losing sleep. Her boyfriend Constantine’s aunt is a multitasking sleepwalker who prepares meals, folds laundry and, one winter night, stumbles across her husband with his throat slit.

It’s a rude and gruesome awakening that’s upsetting to Aunt Polly. And interesting to the police.

Maggie and Constantine work to uncover who killed the cosmetic surgery mogul and why. As they dig into the lives of those who knew him best, they discover that doctoring perception has deadly side effects.

A gripping page-turner with more twists than a surgeon’s suture, 39 Winks is a tale of lies, betrayals, and greed that will keep you up at night—and looking over your shoulder.

 

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39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
is coming May 22 from Henery Press!

You can pre-order your copy this week!!

Kathleen’s Amazon Author Page

 

About the Author

When Kathleen Valenti isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. 39 Winks is the second of the Maggie O’Malley mystery series and follows her Agatha- and Lefty-nominated debut mystery, Protocol. Kathleen lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running.

Learn more at www.kathleenvalenti.com.

Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber – Blog Tour and Giveaway!

pressing the issueAs the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year.

Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again?

Includes tantalizing recipes!

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Review – Spektrum Glasses

I know, I know, not a book review, but any of you who read on a Kindle, Nook, other e-reader, tablet, or anything with a screen may appreciate this!

I was contacted a few weeks ago by Spektrum and asked if I would be interested in receiving a pair of their glasses to review.

I read a LOT, and more than half of my reading is done on some type of electronic device. Besides reading in my free time, I also sit in front of a computer screen for 8 hours a day. I have had a problem with severely dry eyes for quite a while now. My eye doctor told me it was most likely because of the time I spend in front of a screen combined with my contact lens use and recommended some drops for me to try. Since I can only use them when I’m not wearing my contact lenses (so a little while before bed each night) they haven’t done much for me.

I wasn’t familiar with Spektrum’s glasses, so I visited their website before I agreed. The Spektrum glasses block either 50% or 99% of blue light from your device, depending on the model. They claim to reduce eye fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and even help you to get to sleep easier. This definitely sounded like something I needed, so I agreed to check them out.

I received 2 pairs of glasses from Spektrum – the Artist and Elite models. Note – I did receive these glasses for free, but was not paid to endorse or review them.

Artist

These are the 50% blue light blocking glasses, and the ones I have been wearing all day at work, and most of the time when I pick up my phone or Kindle at home. They are surprisingly light-weight and comfortable, and I even like the style. They do impart a very slight yellow tint while wearing them, but it’s not at all unpleasant. Now for the important stuff – do they work?

I’ve been wearing them for almost a week now. I admit that at the end of day one, I didn’t notice any difference at all. At the end of day two, however, I realized that my eyes didn’t feel as dry or scratchy as normal when I left work for the day, and by day 3, I was not going through nearly as many contact rewetting drops as usual. They totally cut the glare, but don’t interfere at all with my vision. I am hooked and will be wearing these at work all the time now!

Elite

The elite glasses have a much more pronounced tint when you wear them which you would expect since they are supposed to block 99% of blue light. I have tried using the built-in blue light filter on my phone an on my kindle, but I always turn it off since the color appears way too distorted and I just can’t stand to look at it. These do have a strong tint, but I still preferred looking at my screen through these glasses rather than using the built-in filter.

I don’t normally have issues falling asleep even after reading on a screen in the evening, so I can’t say whether these glasses will help if you do. I can say that they are as light-weight and comfortable as the Artist glasses, and the slim style makes it easy to look over the top if I want to look at something other than my screen and don’t want the yellow tint.

I’d have to give these glasses a 5-star rating and highly recommend them to anyone who spends a lot of time in front of a screen. My eyes are much more comfortable after just a week of use. That means more time I can spend reading in the evening!

 

 

Cover Reveal – Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes

Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.

Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.

But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.

His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!

Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.

Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?

It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.

 

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Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
will be available May 15 from Henery Press!

It is Available for Pre-Order Today!!

Pre-order here:   Barnes and Noble  |  Amazon  

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Class Reunions are Murder by Libby Klein – Blog Tour and Giveaway!


For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn’t just awkward—it’s deadly.

Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There’s no way on earth she’s attending her twenty-five-year class reunion—especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy’s best friend practically drags her to the event . . .

Using the dreaded homecoming as an excuse to visit her eccentric Aunt Ginny, Poppy vows to leave Cape May with pride and Spanx intact. Too bad Barbie is still the queen of mean at the reunion. And worse, that her dead body is lying right in front of Poppy’s old locker. Singled out as the killer, it’s up to Poppy to confront her past and clear her name. But between protecting her aunt from disaster and tackling a gluten-free diet, can Poppy crack the case before she’s voted “Most Likely to Die” by the murderer?

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!

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