Are you an avid reader looking for your next "fix"? Can't bear to be without some form of reading material in your spare time? Welcome to my world! Whether you are seeking a new book to "feed your need", or you are an author seeking an unbiased point of view on your own recent masterpiece, this is the place to be. With life as with books, you never know where the next step might take you...

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

🎁 Holiday Gift Guide: PICTURE BOOKS to inspire the next generation 🎄


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Your holiday shopping is well under way, but sometimes the younger set can be a challenge. If you're looking for some Picture Book titles that not only entertain, but inspire forward thinking, encourage leading not following, and instill the belief that you can so anything you set your mind to... these four titles are for you!




I AM RUBY BRIDGES by Ruby Bridges (Orchard Books, Scholastic) - The true story of this little girl's brave march towards a future where there were bridges not gaps...




MARY HAD A LITTLE PLAN by Tammi Sauer (Union Square Kids) - Mary knew how one person could make a big impact, and to turn her neighborhood around, she wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty doing it...




COURAGE LIKE KATE by Anna Crowley Redding and Emily Sutton (Random House Studio) - Under the tutelage of her father, one young girl proves you can do anything you set your heart and mind to, even if it's not the status quo...




MAYA AND THE BEAST by Maya Gabeira (Abrams Books for Young Readers) - Maya shows us that tackling our dreams, and reaching for what we want is that much easier when we are truly ourselves...







Four powerful stories that will resonate on so many levels with readers of all ages... and may prove to help be that catalyst that starts the next game changers on their way to glory. 

Many thanks to the publishers listed for the copies for review, and to the authors/ illustrators for the amazing works that are sure to spark all kinds of conversations, ideas, and future plans!



Monday, December 5, 2022

COVER REVEAL starring... The Venice Secret by Anita Chapman



Today, we’re pulling back the curtain as we share in the celebration for a COVER REVEAL with Rachel’s Random Resources. It’s Historical Fiction novel that sounds rather haunting, in a good way, and might just be something I add to my wish list. So, join me as we READ ALL ABOUT today’s title in the spotlight... 



















The Venice Secret 
by 
Anita Chapman 
Publication Date: 7th March 2023 


About the book... 
One hidden painting. Two women born centuries apart. A secret uncovered.

In 2019, Rachel is stuck in a rut when she discovers what appears to be a Canaletto painting in her grandmother's loft along with a note addressed to Philippa in 1782. With help from Jake at the local art gallery, Rachel endeavours to find out if the painting is an original and uncovers a secret from the past.

In 1780, governess at Chipford Hall, Philippa is offered the role of mistress by Earl Rupert. She escapes to Venice as companion to bluestocking, Lady Cordelia who reveals a secret that changes both their lives. They do their best to keep the secret from Lady Cordelia's social circle, but their nemesis is determined to reveal all and ruin them. 



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About the author... 


Anita Chapman enjoyed writing stories from a young age, and won a local writing competition when she was nine years old. Encouraged by this, she typed up a series of stories about a mouse on her mum’s typewriter and sent them to Ladybird. She received a polite rejection letter, her first. 

Many of Anita’s summers growing up were spent with her family driving to Italy, and she went on to study French and Italian at university. As part of her degree, Anita lived in Siena for several months where she studied and au paired, and she spent a lot of time travelling around Italy in her twenties. 

Anita likes to read journals and diaries from the past, and one of her favourite pastimes is visiting art galleries and country houses. Her first published novel, The Venice Secret is inspired by her mother taking her to see the Canalettos at The National Gallery in London as a child. 

Since 2015, Anita has worked as a social media manager, training authors on social media, and helping to promote their books. She’s run several courses in London and York, and has worked as a tutor at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College. 





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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!




Sunday, December 4, 2022

BOOK SPOTLIGHT + GUEST POST with Author Kathy Wheeler


Tis the season for a variety of posts, and today's is taking us back on tour with Rachel's Random Resources as we explore a two story holiday collection ready for you to partake in, AND get up close and personal with one of the author's (Kathy Wheeler), as she shares a special post entitled 'Dreams On Hold'. Are you ready? Good. Sit back, and let's let the bookish fun fly as we welcome today's blog tour guest...



Gaming Hell Christmas (Volume 2)

Mysteries abound at London's most fashionable Hell.


The Thief Who Stole Christmas - Amanda McCabe
A man who has never broken the rules, and a woman who just might break his heart! But Christmas is always a time for second chances...

As one of Miss Greensley's Girls, a member of the exclusive club la Sous Rose, and famous author Lady L, Victoria Lanford moves easily through Society ballrooms. Few people know how her unhappy childhood and anxiety led her to pickpocketing (yet, she did return the jewels)! When she comes face-to-face with old flame Rhys Neville, Earl of Hammond, she knows the kind-hearted, straight-laced, devilishly handsome lord is not for her—especially once the past comes back to haunt them. Why, then, can't she stop thinking about their kisses?



The Kerse Who Saved Christmas - Kathy L Wheeler
Kerse: He, of the no nonsense approach, is stymied by She, a woman considered long past prime marriageability who needs a keeper more than he requires a wife. Yet the dreamy-eyed, impractical, and much too optimistic Philomena still manages to steal his heart despite her unrealistic beliefs and trust in fortune tellers.



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About author Amanda McCabe...


Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen--a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject...)

She's never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Santa Fe with a Poodle, a cat, a wonderful husband, and a very and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections.

When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network--even though she doesn't cook.





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~~~   GUEST POST with Author Kathy L Wheeler   ~~~

Dreams On Hold
 
Sometimes you never know where your inspiration might come from. As I began to put together this post, I ran across a blog that offered 105 ideas to blog. There were two that caught my attention. The first one, What 5 things would you buy if you won a million dollars; the second, leave a cliffhanger and answer on another post. Intriguing, but that seemed a little unfair. 
So as I was contemplating the five things I would buy if I had a million dollars. The list is fairly routine:
Pay off my only daughter’s school loans and provide her with a plane ticket any time she wanted to come home to visit. (She is athe principal of a kitergarten/pre-school in San Francisco with two adorable boys of her own. I live in Western Washington State.)
I’d pay off my mother’s debt too. (I think by then 2/3 of my million my be obliterated)
Next I think I might build my dream house — and have an apartment in downtown Seattle for attending musicals.
Now I’m pretty sure I’m down to my last 200k. I’d better put half in savings.
The last 100k I would use for marketing, which is what inspired the title of my post. . .
People like me rarely become millionaires. In fact, there are so many people like me that we get lost in the shuffle. Let me explain.
When my daughter (who is now 42) was two, her father and I divorced. For the most part, it was an amiable split. I did not feel guilty. We were young when we married. He was a hothead. He loved his daughter but was more concerned with “the other woman” and his business. He remarried right away. That, too, was not an issue for me. Obviously, I was ready to strike out on my own. However, I had a young child. And he decided his $300 / month child support was too much.
He offered to sign over all rights to me, in order not to pay. I declined. I was not married, nor was I looking to remarry at the time. So he decided not to pay anyway.
There you have it. I was a single parent, no college degree (at the time). But I was a responsible mom. I always managed a job of some sort. I paid my rent, my day care, my car payment. I struggled to buy groceries. Trips to Blockbuster and the book store was our frequent entertainment. I lived in Dallas at the time. Not necessarily the least expensive place in the world, but, one managed. And I did. We did. You see, my daughter and I were a team. This theme is very prevalent in a book I wrote: Irresistible.
We did not have a million dollars. We had each other. There were times I worked two jobs to make ends meet. We did not get on Oprah. (I love Oprah). We didn’t make the news. Because, like so many others, we were the norm. Hardworking, bill-paying, but with our dreams on hold.
I am an artsy person. I love to sing, I’ve done some community theater acting, and . . . I write romance. My destiny. Nothing in my life has come easy, which I suspect, makes me very appreciative of my accomplishments. (Like getting my college degree at age 39. Working up the nerve to singing in front of people at age 34.) These may not seem like much, but they were huge milestones to me. Insurmountable. And while I pray you enjoy what I so desperately need to fill my soul, I love that I am finally grasping my dreams.
Dreams no longer on hold.

~~~  Kathy L Wheeler



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About the author...


Kathy L Wheeler loves the NFL, the NBA, musical theater (don't ask how her how many times she's seen Phantom of the Opera (12); or Wicked (7)), travel, (Europe, Grand Cayman, Mexico, All over the US), reading (practically a book a night), writing (35 books and counting) and karaoke (well....what can I say). She assists other authors in critiquing, formatting, and creating covers for their publishing dreams.

She writes contemporary and historical stories where the heroines save themselves and the heroes who honor their courage with suspense and humor.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest US with her musically talented, lawyer husband, and their
adorable dog Angel (who lives up to her name...mostly).


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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the author for the guest post. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the sites participating for more bookish fun...




Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Saturday, December 3, 2022

REVIEW starring... Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold by Mark Leiknes


Ever dream of heading off in your own direction?  Letting yourself follow the path of life where it may lead?  Taking the day by the reigns and showing it who's boss?  Yeah...me neither (JK!), but Ned, our intrepid adventure guide writer, and quest leader certainly has, but, as he's about to discover, not every adventure turns out the way you might expect.  Ladies and gents, knights (pre-toasted) and questers, gather round, as we discover the first book in a new Middle Grade series you won't want to miss... 


by
Mark Leiknes
9781454946250
Union Square Kids

About the book...
Comics artist Mark Leiknes delivers a laugh-out-loud story set in a fantastic world of dragons, rock creatures, and golden loungewear.

The Quest Kids are ready for their first real quest. This time, they won’t oversleep, they won’t be put off by a little rain, and they won’t accidentally burn down the village that hired them. All they have to do is find the Golden-Fleeced Rage Beast, shave it, and make a really nice golden tracksuit to appease a furious dragon. Simple, right?

Meet the Quest Kids crew: Gil, a wizard (well, wizard in training . . . the beard isn’t his); Terra, a 700-year-old elf kid; Boulder, a rock troll who is more of a cook than a fighter; Ash, a flatulent pig-dog-maybe-lizard hybrid; and, Ned, the intrepid and overly optimistic leader with his own personal quest to find his missing parents. With humor, magic, mystery, and at least one acid swamp filled with skeletal alligators, Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold is a richly illustrated saga of fantasy friendship for readers from all kingdoms!



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Once upon a time, there was a motley crew of wannabe adventurers. Drawn together by their unknown similarities in history and desires, on the surface, they couldn't be any more different. The boy who would be a farmer, if he wasn't so bad at it, who's parents are either missing or abandoned him. The boy wearing the fake beard in homage to his missing master to whom he was a wizard in training who doesn't quite have a handle on his magic. The one who's MMOR (that's Mostly Made Of Rock...in case you weren't in the know), yet feels so much that he was cast aside from his kind. The girl, well female elf technically, who is much older than she looks, but no wiser for her experiences, carrying her own weight of the world on her shoulders. The pig...dog...thing (their words, not mine) that has issues eating, explosive expulsions out of both ends (if you catch my meaning), but is oddly cute, very loyal, and (as we soon discover) chock full of surprises. Separate, they are an interesting menagerie, but together they are a force to be...well, watched out for, sometimes listened to, and generally approached with caution if you're offering a quest. Yes, my friends, they are something...to remember...as is this story!



Did I mention there's a town at stake? Did I tell you about the dragon wearing gold sweatpants, how that came to be, and why he's now seeking a matching track jacket? Did you catch the hidden truths all the members of this troop was hiding, or the cat-baiting that Ned our fearless leader keeps doing in order to gain favor? (That's not as weird as it sounds...the group really likes cats, so their buy in is almost guaranteed if they are involved!) Did you discover how Terra REALLY lost her eye? Or how about how Gil and Ned knew each other BEFORE their questing days? What about their past adventures, plans for the future, or their journaling and drawing capabilities? Or what about the MAD danger involved in facing down the "golden-fleeced rage beast" with an unexpected mashup and a sudden twist at the end? Yeah...like I said, a story to remember for all the action, adventure, and varied cast of characters, but also the messages of the power of friendship, giving others a chance, and allowing people to see your true self. We all make mistakes, tell half-truths from time to time, and generally make a mess of life, but if we learn and grow from them, then there is always a new day to try, try again.

A great pick for Middle Grade fans this season, or any season for that matter, and a fun start to what looks like a promising series!



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About the author...


Actual author photo from his site...


Mark Leiknes lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife and three kids. He produced a nationally syndicated comic strip (Cow & Boy) for eight years and now he writes and illustrates books for kids. Mark studied graphic design in college and honed his comedic chops studying improv and sketch comedy at the acclaimed Groundlings School. Visit him online at markleiknes.com



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Special thanks to Jenny at Union Square & Co for the chance to bring this title to you as well as the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer or visit your local brick and mortar store today to snag your copy to join the adventure!


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!



Friday, December 2, 2022

BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY featuring... The Do-Over by Lynn Painter

It's not often that I'm surprised by a book I'm reading.  Okay, wait...that's not right...I AM surprised by books that I read, the story they contain, and the skill of the writer, but what I mean is that I was unexpected surprised by this one.  I shouldn't have been...not expecting it, that is...because I read the author's previous release and really enjoyed that one, but I guess it had been long enough that my mind wasn't prepared...nor my heart.  Ladies and gents, I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the  Rockstar Book Tour promotion featuring the latest release by author Lynn Painter! Check out my review, visit the other sites on the tour, and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

THE DO-OVER
by Lynn Painter

Release Date: November 15, 2022
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org


In this riotous young adult romp for fans of Recommended for You and A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, a teen girl has the worst Valentine’s Day ever—only to relive it over and over again.

After living through a dumpster fire of a Valentine’s Day, Emilie Hornby escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and a consolation pint of Ben & Jerry’s. She passes out on the couch, but when she wakes up, she’s back home in her own bed—and it’s Valentine’s Day all over again. And the next day? Another nightmare V-Day.

Emilie is stuck in some sort of time loop nightmare that she can’t wake up from as she re-watches her boyfriend, Josh, cheat on her day after day. In addition to Josh’s recurring infidelity, Emilie can’t get away from the enigmatic Nick, who she keeps running into—sometimes literally—in unfortunate ways.

How many days can one girl passively watch her life go up in flames? And when something good starts to come out of these terrible days, what happens when the universe stops doling out do-overs?


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Reviews:

"Painter plucks readers’ every heartstring, from writing a sweet love story between two teens with very different views on romance to honestly depicting how Emilie’s parents’ messy divorce has impacted her feelings of self-worth. Italicized confessions at the beginnings of various chapters prove there is a playful side to Emilie that is further brought out by Nick, whose constant teasing leads to flirty banter...unequivocally hilarious and delightful." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Throughout, Emilie struggles to navigate her parents’ acrimonious divorce, and the resulting financial precarity and blow to her self-worth. By combining these personal trials with a lighthearted love story, Painter delivers a thoughtfully elevated romantic jaunt." -- Publishers Weekly

 


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I'd describe this story as a Young Adult Contemporary Romance that centers on Valentine's Day with a Groundhog Day twist!  That's the movie not the holiday, in case you weren't sure of the reference.  Basically, our girl Emilie, through rather unusual circumstances, gets sucked into repeating Valentine's Day over, and over, and over, and...well, you get the picture.  WHY this happened to her is a mystery.  HOW does she break the cycle is the unanswerable question...until it's suddenly not in the most SPECTACULAR way possible.  I won't spoil it with a big reveal, but I promise, you'll see it coming when it's about to be the final repeat, even if Emilie can't see it coming.  Let's just say that she really gets the chance to LIVE OUT LOUD, and truthfully, isn't that something that all of us should strive for?  To be our authentic selves?

I loved the story from start to finish, even if I wasn't thrilled with how her initial Valentine's Day went down.  My word!  It's hard enough for those of us that are single, let alone those in relationships that harbor doubts!  Poor Emilie had way more than her share of bad news on that day, and so when the weirdness that was occurred, it was strange, but smile inducing because she had another shot.  The thing was, initially, she was so worried about why it was happening that she was missing the opportunities surrounding her.  Once she got her bearings, it was was delightful to see her progression through each day.  The chances she took, the statements she made, the way she took hold of her life and said YOU ARE MINE, I AM NOT YOURS and went with it!  Now, I'm not saying that going off the proverbial deep end is the answer...but being yourself is ALWAYS the answer.  there is not better version of you than the you that is true.  You can make improvements if YOU choose to.  You can change your hair, clothes, life path, mind, opinion, etcetera etcetera, but it's all in your hands.  

A great story filled with life, love, and lessons you weren't expecting, as you join a fascinating young lady on the most adventurous day of her life...as of yet.




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About the author...

Lynn Painter is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author who writes romantic comedies for both teens and adults. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and pack of wild children, and when she isn't reading or writing, odds are good she’s guzzling energy drinks and watching rom-coms. 

Subscribe to Lynn’s Newsletter!

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 







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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN...
...a finished copy of THE DO-OVER!
(US ONLY)

Ends December 6th, midnight EST.





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Special thanks to the Rockstar Book Tours team for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the publisher for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer or visit your local brick and mortar to grab your copy today! Catch the rest of the tour for more!


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/7/2022

YA Books Central

Excerpt

11/8/2022

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

11/9/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

11/10/2022

Mindyourshelf

IG Review

11/11/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/12/2022

@booksrn_rashi

IG Review

Week Two:

11/13/2022

My.Bookish.Mind

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/14/2022

travelersguidetobooks

IG Review

11/15/2022

@jennareadstuff

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/16/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

11/17/2022

The Page Ladies @jacleomik33

IG Review

11/18/2022

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

11/19/2022

onemused

IG Review

Week Three:

11/20/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

11/21/2022

Books With A Chance of Traveling

Review/IG Post

11/22/2022

@planwithemm

IG Review

11/23/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

11/24/2022

The Book View

Review/IG Post

11/25/2022

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic

11/26/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

11/27/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

11/28/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

11/29/2022

@thechattybookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

11/30/2022

Confessions of a YA Reader

Review

12/1/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

12/2/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post



Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


BOOK REVIEW featuring... The Good News Gazette by Jessie Wells


Next up on the blog, we've got another Rachel's Random Resources tour making its way through the blogosphere bringing good news in more ways than one!  How so?  Well, a new book to check out is ALWAYS welcome news, but the story itself aims to brighten the lives of its characters come heck or highwater!  So, if you're ready for a positive outlook on life that may just rub right off on you, pick up your local paper, or rather today's featured title...



The Good News Gazette
by
Jessie Wells


About the book...
Because we all need something to smile about!

She may be down but don’t count this determined single mum out just yet…

Nine years ago, Zoe Taylor returned from London to the quiet hamlet of Westholme with her tail between her legs and a bun in the oven. Where once her job as a journalist saw her tearing off to Paris at a moment’s notice after a lead, now the single mum covers the local news desk. At least, she did…until she’s unceremoniously let go.

When Zoe invites her friends over to commiserate, wine and whining soon turns into something more… and before the night is out she’s plotted her next step: The Good News Gazette.

Now, as a developer threatens to force Westholme into the twenty-first century, Zoe’s good news movement finds her leading a covert campaign as a community crusader. She may have started The Good News Gazette as a way to save herself, but she might just be able to save Westholme in the process…


AMAZON  UK  |  US



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A newspaper and/or online resource that only prints/publishes GOOD news?  Never heard of it...but perhaps, when all is said and done, you'll wish you did!

Zoe has had a rather trying time of late.  Her son is getting older, his father isn't really in the picture (though contactable...sort of), her paycheck isn't getting any bigger (in fact, it's about to disappear altogether!), and her love life is more stagnant than a dammed river.  The main things she has going for her...great friends, a lovely little town that supports their own, and a brilliant determination to make her corner of the world a better place...even if it does get its start when she's a few sheets to the wind.  Hey, sometimes those decisions we make when our inhibitions are down CAN leave a lasting mark...in a GOOD way!  

I loved how Zoe took a negative and made it a positive, though again, it wasn't up to her alone.  She surrounded herself with great people, formed a plan of "attack", and poured her heart into it each step of the way.  Even when things started to get complicated because her heart was getting involved (in more than just the events!), or the big bad investment group didn't seem to be changing their minds on the demolition, she never gave up.  She took the reigns, shared the load, changed minds, garnered interest, and made things happen.  You have to respect a character like that, woman or man, and later on when she realized some things that were harder to admit or apologize for, she still took the hard steps; she made it right, or at the very least put the ball back in their court.

All in all, it was an uplifting story filled with hard times, but great news, and in today's world, you can't beat that with a stick!  Seriously though, it reminded you that with a little hard work, and a great group of friends and/or locals, you can make a difference.  It may not always look the way you wanted it to, but there is good to uncover in any situation if we only give it a chance to shine through.



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About the author...


Jessie Wells lives with her husband and two children in Merseyside. She has always written in some form, and previously worked as a journalist on the Liverpool Echo and Sunday Mirror and as a freelancer for various national women's magazines and newspapers before moving into finance. She loves nothing more than getting lost in her imaginary worlds, which are largely filled with romance, communities bursting with character and a large dose of positivity.




Social Media Links –

https://www.instagram.com/jessiewellsauthor/

https://www.facebook.com/JessieWellsAuthor

https://www.tiktok.com/@jessiewellsauthor

https://twitter.com/JessieWells22


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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you and for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


BOOK SPOTLIGHT starring... Dead in Tune by Stephanie Dagg


Tis the season for a variety of holiday themed books to suite every palette!  Today's title in the book spotlight is currently touring with Rachel's Random Resources, and bringing a little holly, a little jolly, and a lot of murders to your reading list.  If you're looking for your next Cozy Mystery, grab a seat because the title on deck today might just be your next must read...



Dead in Tune
by
Stephanie Dagg


About the book...
It’s nearly Christmas, a time for peace and goodwill. Or maybe not.

First the house of a young Spanish family is burned down, and then a Dutch clog dancer is battered almost to death with his own footwear. On the night of the carol service, at which the Worldwide Friendship Club’s choir is singing, a Scottish bagpiper is found dead. By Martha, who has come across enough dead bodies already this year to last her a lifetime.

Convinced there’s a link to the choir, Martha and best friend Lottie set out on the trail of the murderer. Their unconventional sleuthing methods land one of them in rather a lot of trouble…

‘Dead In Tune’, the sequel to ‘Hate Bale’, is an entertaining, festive cosy mystery set in rural France.


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About author Stephanie Dragg...


I’m an English immigrant living in France with my family, after many years in Ireland. We have a seventy-five acre farm with animals ranging from alpacas to zebra finches. I work part-time as a freelance editor. The rest of the time I'm helping to run our carp fishing lake business and inevitably cleaning up after some or other animal.

I’ve written both fiction and non-fiction books, and plenty of them - somewhere around the fifty mark now! Originally I was published by two presses in Ireland, but more recently I’ve taken the self-publishing route. I’m a keen book blogger, and I also love knitting, natural dyeing, gardening and cycling.


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Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


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