Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy – Giveaway and Character Interview

As autumn air settles into the quaint small town of Silver Hollow, there’s nothing more popular than Sasha’s teddy bears—and murder in cold blood . . .

Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman is cozying up to the fall season by hosting Silver Hollow’s Cranbeary Tea Party, the opening event of the village’s Oktobear Fest—a too-cute celebration themed around teddy bears. She barely has a moment to agonize over the return of her former high school rival, Holly Parker, whose new toy and bookstore in town could spell big trouble for the Silver Bear Shop and her cousin’s small bookstore . . .

But when Sasha discovers Holly’s shop assistant dead with a knife plunged in her body, the unpleasant woman suddenly looks like a real backstabber. So does Sasha’s ex-husband, rumored to have rekindled the fiery extramarital affair he once had with the victim. Now, before a gruesome homicide case takes the fun out of both the Fest and her personal life, Sasha must identify the true culprit from a daunting suspect list—or risk becoming as lifeless as one of her stuffed bears . . .

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Interview with Morgan Talbot – Author of Smugglers & Scones

smugglers-and-scones-cover-reveal On sale 1/31/17

Pippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast’s quirkiest bed-and-breakfast and former home of world-famous mystery writer A. Raymond Moore. Guests come there to write their own crime novels. When a real-life murder takes a local’s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own. A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest’s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world.
Juggling her book-writing guests, small-town intrigues, secret club agendas, and a possibly fatal attraction, Pippa must sort fact from fiction to know who to trust before a desperate killer claims a final revenge nearly a century in the making.

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Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs – Interview and Giveaway

Egg Drop Dead (Crackleberry Club, #7)Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.
But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.
Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them…

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Interview with author Sherry Mayes

Stop The WorldHi Everyone.

Please join me in welcoming Sherry Mayes to the blog today. Sherry is the author of the recently published YA book, Stop the World, which is for sale now on Amazon, and she’s answered a few questions for me so that we can get to know her.

Be sure to check out her Facebook and Amazon pages for more info about Stop the World!



1.     When did you know you wanted to be a writer? 

Since I was fifteen years old it was a real passion of mine.

2.     What is your current writing project, or what did you just finish? 

I’ve recently published my YA novel, Stop the World.

3.     Do you have a favorite book that you’ve written? (or a favorite character, setting, etc…)

Jody Angel Taylor the main protagonist is a much loved character.  She was inspired by a true story of a very gutsy lady.  She has a car accident and nearly loses her life and then her mind but she is feisty and she somehow pulls herself through a nightmare.

4. Do you have any writing rituals that you adhere to?

When I am writing I wake up in the morning with a thirst to get on with things. So I can write for hours at a time until I get hungry or my eyes get red from staring at the screen.

5.     Do you experience writers’ block, and if so, how do you deal with it?

If I feel blocked I always just sit down and start writing. Often just getting on with it, gets you through it.

6. Your favorite authors / genres / writing influences?

My reading range is wide.  I love thrillers, suspense and YA.  I’m a fan of Gillian Flynn, John Green and Emily Bronte.

7. Do your real life acquaintances or experiences ever find their way into your writing?

Absolutely. Stop the world is inspired by someone I met and I feel that is the only way I can personally create a story by drawing on what happens in everyday life – especially when you are creating a character with depth.

8. Coffee or tea?

Both! Depending on my mood I can down a cup of either.

9. What hobbies do you enjoy when you’re not writing?

I love to cook and socialise with friends. I’m also a big movie buff so love to go and see a film.

10. Which fictional character would like to invite for dinner? Why?

I’d love to invite Alice from Alice in Wonderland along with the mad hatter and maybe the rabbit.  They’d all have so many interesting stories to tell.

11. What book(s) / series can we expect to see from you in the future?

I’ve just finished a historical thriller called Letters to the Pianist which should be out in a few months.

Thank you Sherry!

About Sherry Mayes
Sherron Mayes

Sherron, also known by her nickname, Sherry, has worked as a journalist for over twenty years. She has also written two self help books, which were both published as paperbacks in January 2003 and 2004 by Hodder & Stoughton, ‘Be Your Own Psychic’, a guide to using your intuition practically, and ‘Be Your Own Cupid, an intuitive guide to relationships.

Her first YA novel, STOP THE WORLD is out now.

Originally from Somerset, she currently lives in Berkshire, United Kingdom.

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Twitter: @authorMayes