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The Scented Bones by Angelina Kerner @KernerAngelina @RRBookTours1 #excerpt #giveaway #thescentedbones

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Congrats to Angelina Kerner on the re-release of her novel, The Scented Bones! Today we have an exclusive excerpt, and a chance to win a signed copy of the book!

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Publication Date: February 25th, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Forensic Fiction / Strong Female Protagonist / Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Churchell Hill Van Cleef Publishing Inc

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves–or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. Rights and wrongs become blurred, as she is tormented by her past and accepting who she truly is while searching for the skeleton. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

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Angelina Kerner

ANGELINA KERNER is an author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

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Excerpt

A parking attendant asked for my car keys and let me know that he’d bring it back when I was ready to leave.

As Laura and I got out of the car, I noticed a couple talking under a tree to the right, by a fountain. They looked to be enjoying themselves, which made me smile and hope for a good time.

I looked at Laura to see her also sizing up the house. Our attention returned to the young man by the massive front door.

He was wearing a suit and a Christmas tree tie.

Laura smiled and yelled, “Lorenzo!” Then she ran up the steps, and into his arms.

Lorenzo was taller than her, and she was wearing heels. He looked fit, healthy, and confident. His blue eyes were striking, and his hair was slicked back. If it weren’t for the tie, I’d have thought he was an international businessman, not a chef; though, I guessed one could be both.

“Hi, you must be Angel, Laura’s roommate,” Lorenzo said.

“And, you must be Lorenzo, her friend,” I said slowly.

He laughed, a nice lilting sound. “A little more than that. Welcome to Paulo Abelli’s house. He’s my boss, but really cool, so just relax and enjoy the party.”

“Thanks,” I replied.

Lorenzo grabbed hold of the crescent-shaped handle, pulled the imposing front door open, and ushered Laura inside the house. “Come on, babe, let me introduce you to some people.”

Laura threw me an excited look, and I followed the happy couple.

Interesting, I thought to myself.

The travertine foyer opened up into an expansive living room with floor to ceiling windows, capturing the magnificent view of the pool, lined with tall cypress trees next to a perfectly manicured lawn. The focal point of the room was the marble fireplace situated in direct view of the front door. It was the two-story Christmas tree next to it that took center stage, with gold and bronze glass balls in assorted sizes, twinkling white lights, and porcelain angels adorning each limb.

Two leather couches with an enormous, square, stone table in the middle were sat in front of the fireplace, facing each other. Another smaller, stone table covered with a cheese and nut tray and bowls of fruit and sweets was at the end of one of the couches. There were matching side tables with vases of red roses and pine branches, giving off the scent of Christmas. As I walked further into the room, it opened up to reflect a larger area off to the left that could be used for dancing and mingling.

I glanced through the windows to get a better look at the pool and back deck and saw marble pillars wrapped with white Christmas lights.

It all looked so. . . Normal— to an outsider or a mundane. However, there was that special scent hanging in the air that let me know the house belonged to a paranormal family.

Hopefully, they were friendly.

At times like these, I felt stupid for locking up my magick. I weaved my senses throughout the house and realized it was full of them–paranormals. I just couldn’t tell what kind they were.

My forensic case involved a paranormal girl, and now I was in a paranormal household. I didn’t believe in coincidences.

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The Onyx Crown by Alan Hurst @rrbooktours1 @AlanHurstJr #bookpromo #giveaway #theonyxcrown #africanvantasy

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To celebrate the release of Alan Hurst’s debut novel, The Onyx Crown, we are having a week-long book blitz! There will be an exclusive excerpt reveal, and a chance to win a digital copy of the book at the bottom! 

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Publication Date: January 27th, 2019

Genre: Fantasy/ Adventure

The Onyx Crown is an exciting foray into the world of African fantasy. From the searing heat of the desert to the vastness of the savannah, it tells the story of three children–Sania, Gesi, and Jorann who grow up in a pre-medieval era of wars and successions, not fifteen years after the greatest king in the history of the continent has been deposed and assassinated. They must overcome the traumatic circumstances of their birth as well as many dangerous trials to fulfill the destiny bestowed upon them as infants. Can mere children use their courage, wits, and uncanny abilities to defeat legendary warriors, entire tribes, provinces, and kingdoms–allowing them to lead the worthy to the greatest prize of all, the Onyx Crown?

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For the next few days, the three of them did virtually everything together, including games, horse riding, and spear training with the First Knight, who seemed to be getting sterner and tougher on them with every lesson. The First Knight, whose given name was Jorell Boro, was famed throughout the fourteen provinces as one of the best living warriors of all time. He’d made his name fighting for the upstart Regent Okon in his war of usurpation against the High King Toloron.

After Toloron was defeated, the regent rewarded Boro with the titles of First Knight of the Crown, Protector of the House of the First Prince, and the moniker “the Bloodless Death,” because supposedly his bladed spear could kill a person so quickly and with such precision that they would be dead before any blood was even visible.

Okon, along with the ruling conclave, also granted a treaty to Pala Jorell’s home kingdom of East Rhydor, including a guarantee that no Numerian troops would invade as long as the East Rhydor king or his son, the prince, were in power.

The First Prince had asked Pala Jorell to begin instructing Zadeemo in the ways of knighthood, and also Gesemni himself, most likely reasoning that Zadeemo would need a sparring partner when the First Prince was absent.

The First Knight had been reluctant to train a “commoner” in the higher arts of warfare but, at the insistence of both the First Prince and Zadeemo, had relented. Still, one could tell he took The Onyx Crown -26- great pains to make sure that Zadeemo understood some of the finer points of the moves he instructed, while not deigning to help Gesi.

Luckily for Gesi, he had tremendous aptitude and seemingly a womb-borne comprehension of instinctual combat. As such, he rarely needed the extra tutoring that Zadeemo couldn’t seem to do without. On this day, the two of them were instructed for quite some time on hand-spear counters, an ancient method of grappling that involved an unarmed warrior wresting the control of spears and other long objects away from their adversary. It was an extremely rough and unpolished method of fighting, and the First Knight took the better part of the morning explaining it to them.

Finally, the paladin suggested they work the puzzling elements out with a few rounds of sparring. Boro handed him a bladed spear and marked out a circle four en-yawo in diameter with his carving knife. Zadeemo was given a pair of lyocell gloves, which felt like silk but were made from the toughest fibers in existence. These were to be used to protect his hands from blade cuts.

Gesi shifted nervously. Always when they’d fought before they’d both been armed. Oddly, there’s a certain amount of safety involved when two weapons compete against each other. But with Zadeemo being unarmed, Gesi felt he’d have to be very careful. He was also very conscious of Zoe sitting on her tilbury, watching them both amusedly.

“Engage!” The First Knight’s voice rang out through the square as the boys stepped into the circle. Zadeemo immediately lowered his stance, thrusting the heel of his boot inside Gesi’s left calf to disrupt his balance, simultaneously snatching at the bladed spear handle.

Shuffle-stepping to counter, Gesi twisted the blade ninety degrees, forcing Zadeemo to withdraw his hands. He knew he was supposed to be nothing more than a punching target for Zadeemo, but in situations like this, his stubborn, competitive imoya always got in the way of things, and yes…he also wanted to show off a bit in front of Zoe.

Surprisingly, Zadeemo must’ve anticipated his counter because he nimbly moved to his left, crashing his knee into Gesi’s right thigh and causing him to grimace. Ducking underneath the spear, Zadeemo swung his right elbow fiercely into Gesi’s solar plexus. The few servants and townspeople who were looking on cheered loudly, including Zoe.

At that second, he felt like he was going to black out. Zadeemo may have been slower than a stuck rhino, but he had strength far beyond what most twelve-year-olds could muster.

Instinctively, he twisted his bladed spear to block the next grasping move he felt was coming, slid his left knee under Zadeemo’s right, and reverse-swung the spear in a sweeping arc toward Zadeemo’s chest. The cheering stopped, followed by a deathly silence as Zadeemo crashed down to the dirt awkwardly. Everyone was staring at Gesi. Some looked angry, some fearful, some puzzled. Even he didn’t know how he’d won.

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Alan Hurst is an author and entrepeneur. Hurst who spent most of his childhood reading Asian wuxia fiction, Marvel comics and encyclopedias is delving into trilogy territory with THE ONYX CROWN. He briefly studied religion at Harvard.  Later, he settled in Washington, DC where he founded a software consulting firm, hosted the Urban Nation Radio podcast, and occasionally played the World Series of Poker.  When not writing or enjoying time with his family, he prefers to take his Ducati motorcycle out for the occasional spin!

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Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Excited to share with you today my review for this book that is part of an absolutely wonderful series! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Alice Castle for her wonderful words!💛

Revenge on the Rye

Beth Haldane, SE21’s answer to Miss Marple, thinks she is going for a carefree stroll on Peckham Rye with her best friend, Katie, and her annoying new puppy, Teddy. But before Beth knows it, she is embroiled in her most perplexing mystery yet.

Strange events from her family’s past, present-day skulduggery in the art world, and the pressures of moving school in south London threaten to overwhelm Beth. Will she be able to piece together the puzzle before her son’s crucial interview at Wyatt’s? Or will Beth’s insatiable curiosity finally drag down all her dreams for the future?

Join Beth, her irascible on-off boyfriend, Detective Inspector Harry York of the Metropolitan Police, and the dog walkers of Peckham Rye in a tale of murder, mayhem – and bloody revenge.

My Thoughts

An engaging and entertaining murder mystery filled with fun and fur!🐶

This series just keeps getting better and better! Although I do often wonder how Beth feels about running into so many dead bodies? This time she comes across a body while walking with her BFF Katie and puppy Teddy… I have to send a big S/O to Teddy he certainly added some shenanigans to the story!

Turns out the dead man is a renowned artist… was his death a coincidence or does it have to do with the shadier side of art? Well anyone who has read the series knows that Beth is determined to figure out… who done it! But Beth has quite a few things going on at home including trying to get her son into a proper school… I really someday just need to take a few hours to try to figure out the school system in England, I just don’t get it…. it is so different from the US, I think? I’m of the opinion that uppity preferred high schools are public rather than private? Am I right about this? Also do they wear uniforms to public school? They try that here, did not work very well…. OK back to the book!

My favorite part of these books is the characters, I love them all… and I was pleased to see a little more of Harry in this one! I also loved all the furry friends, yes even Teddy! The mystery was very much like a puzzle that needed to be pieced together… and I have to admit I did not see the culprit coming at all!

A well-crafted, wonderfully told mystery filled with fantastic characters, recommend!

*** A big thanks to Rachel and the author for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Links –

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revenge-London-Murder-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B07K6P9X87

US – https://www.amazon.com/Revenge-London-Murder-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B07K6P9X87

Author Bio – Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, was published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill following in October 2018. Alice is currently working on the sixth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a top mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website.

Social Media Links – http://www.alicecastleauthor.com

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The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer @JenniKeer @rararesources #bookreview #ggiveaway

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Delighted and excited to share with you today my review for this lovely story! A huge thank you to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Jenni Keer for her wonderful words! 🐱

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker

Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely friends.

Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.

79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.

Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker will be the most charming, heart-warming and feel-good novel you will read this year, perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan and Gail Honeyman.

My Thoughts

An uplifting and delightful story filled with magic and charm!

Some books are just good for the soul and this is definitely one of them! I am really loving this uplit trend in books… with all the madness going on in the world today it is nice to read a book that restores your faith in humanity! This is the kind of book that puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

Lucy Baker is 25 and prefers knitting to partying, books to boys, T to booze… she is sweet and quiet and kind and in need of a shot of confidence… Brenda is 78 and Lucy‘s neighbor…. she is a force of nature a bundle of energy and just the shot of confidence that Lucy needs! Lucy and Brenda form a beautiful friendship…. when Brenda is diagnosed with dementia it is her wish that Lucy is happy before she loses her memories….

Such an engaging character driven story filled with so much hope and heart! I absolutely unequivocally loved the bond and friendship between Lucy and Brenda…. we all need a Brenda in our lives, she was so wonderful, whimsical, and wise! Brenda armed with a magical locket is determined to help Lucy learn to believe in herself…. in her work life this will require Lucy to stand up for herself and in her private life this will require Lucy to open herself up… A cat named Scratbag, a moody but hot next-door neighbor, and knit Poldark figures, were the cherry on top of this fabulous book sundae…

Fantastic characters, a story that will tug at your heart strings, and a sweet slow burn romance! Absolutely recommend!

*** many thanks to Avon UK for my copy of this book ***

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Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hopes-Dreams-Lucy-Baker-heart-warming-ebook/dp/B07DQ7HKPX/

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Author Bio – Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a disco formation dance team.

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The Mysterious Lord Millcroft by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @rararesources #PubDay #Giveaway #AuthorChat

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Life as a duchess…
Or something much more dangerous…?

Part of The King’s Elite. Constantly told her beauty and charm is all she has to offer, Lady Clarissa is intent on marrying a duke. And intriguing spy Sebastian Leatham will help her! Only first she’ll assist him with his new assignment—playing the part of confident aristocrat Lord Millcroft. Sebastian awakens a burning desire within Clarissa which leaves her questioning whether becoming a duchess is what she truly longs for…

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The trouble with my characters is I fall in love with them, and then I lie awake at night wondering what happens to them once a book is finished. This is particularly pertinent when it comes to the side characters. I first met the hero of The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, Seb Leatham, in the final book of my Wild Warriners quartet. He was brave, loyal, a fearless spy and painfully shy around women. From the first time he appeared on the page, I adored him and knew I had to write his story.

But who to match him up to? He was painfully shy and socially awkward…

As I pondered this, another former side character kept badgering me to be his heroine. Initially, I ignored her. Lady Clarissa Beaumont was the spoiled sister of my troubled heroine in the third Wild Warriner book. Lauded as an incomparable by society. A young woman who adores attention and social occasions. A bit vain. Initially superficial- but she began to grow by the end of that book and I suspected there was a very good reason why she acted the way she did. Because it was an act. Of that I was certain.

Seb and Clarissa seemed like an incongruous paring, but I listened to her and began writing the book, quietly confident I would have to change the heroine within the first few pages. Yet, from the outset, when he stumbles across her smeared with jam, they were perfect for each other. Opposites who have far more in common than they could ever imagine.

Thanks to a staff-shortage at the King’s Elite, Seb is sent on a mission which he feels ill-prepared for. Instead of blending into the shadows which he excels at, he is force to pose as a titled peer and thrust into the crowded society ballrooms of London where he collides with the beautiful Lady Clarissa again. She’s determined to snare a duke as her husband, thinking that will make her happy. So teaming up with shy Seb to help him navigate and survive the unchartered waters of society prove the perfect way to make her reluctant duke jealous. Except, aside from chasing criminals, Seb and Clarissa go on a journey of discovery in The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, one that ultimately changes them both forever.

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The Mysterious Lord Millcroft - Virginia HeathAuthor Bio – Virginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history,she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.

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Madam Love, Actually by Rich Amooi @RichAmooi @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Saturday!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this laugh out loud romcom! Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and to Rich Amooi for his enchanting story🌻

Madam Love ActuallyMadam Love, Actually

Lance Parker is an arrogant know-it-all. As author of the bestselling book Your Soulmate Doesn’t Exist, he says love is for losers. Madam Love is a fortune teller and matchmaker who has brought hundreds of couples together.

When the two clash during a radio interview, she admits even someone as irritating and impossible as Lance has a soulmate. He says she’s delirious and a fraud. Then the gauntlet is laid down: Madam Love has two weeks to prove Lance wrong and find him a soulmate.

When Lance meets wonderful Emma by chance, he doesn’t know what to think anymore. But Emma has a secret. She’s Madam Love, actually. And it’s going to take a whole lot more than a crystal ball to get her out of this mess.

My Thoughts

4 Playful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was such a FUN book that kept me smiling from first page to last! The fact that this delightful romcom was written by a man is remarkable! I am super impressed a man truly understood what women want! Well done Rich Amooi!

Do you believe in soulmates? Madam Love does… or are you more of a realist? Best selling author Lance is… so after a spirited discussion on a local radio station a challenge is thrown down… Madam Love is convinced Lance will find a soulmate… Lance is convinced he won’t, but then he meets Emma and he is confused… and what’s even more confusing Emma is Madam Love….. actually!

Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes… I love all that sasssy banter and we definitely got that in this book! We also got so many hilarious moments mixed with some very sweet moments as well…Emma and Lance are really likable characters, so multi dimensional… I loved every part of this book with the two of them together, no matter who they were at that moment…

So who wins the challenge? And does Lance learn to believe in soulmates? Will Emma hang up her matchmaking Crystal ball? You will need to read this book to find out! And I strongly encourage you to do so!

Perfect summer read! This book is filled with so much laughter and love… but warning if you read this in public don’t be surprised if you get strange looks because you’re laughing so hard😂

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. They live in San Diego, California with their very hairy daughter, a mini goldendoodle puppy. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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The Invisible Case by Isabella Muir@Sussexmysteries @rararesources #Giveaway

The Invisible Case

A shocking death turns a homecoming into a nightmare. 

It’s Easter 1970 in the seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, and for one family the first Easter of a new decade brings a shocking tragedy. Amateur sleuth and professional librarian, Janie Juke, is settling into motherhood and looking forward to spending time with her family. When her Aunt Jessica is due back from Rome after nine years travelling around Europe, she arrives back in town with a new Italian friend, Luigi, and the whole family soon get embroiled in a tangle of mystery and suspicion, with death and passion at the heart of the story.

As time runs out on Luigi as prime suspect for murder, Janie has to use all of her powers of deduction in the footsteps of her hero, Hercule Poirot, to uncover the facts. Why did Luigi come to Tamarisk Bay? What is the truth about his family?
As Luigi’s story unfolds, tragedy seems to haunt the past, present and unless Janie acts fast, possibly what is yet to come.

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Case-heartbreaking-tragedy-cold-blooded-ebook/dp/B07D5BLMG6/

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Isabella Muir is the author of Janie Juke series of crime mysteries – all set in Sussex.

‘The Tapestry Bag’ is the first in the series, followed by ‘Lost Property’. Now – ‘The Invisible Case’ – the latest in the series is available for pre-order from Amazon.

The ‘Janie Juke mysteries’ are set in Sussex in the sixties and seventies and feature a young librarian with a passion for Agatha Christie. All that Janie has learned from her hero, Hercule Poirot, she is able to put into action as she sets off to solve a series of crimes and mysteries.

Isabella has also published ‘Ivory Vellum’ – a collection of short stories.

She has been surrounded by books her whole life and – after working for twenty years as a technical editor and having successfully completed her MA in Professional Writing – she was inspired to focus on fiction writing.

Aside from books, Isabella has a love of all things caravan-like. She has spent many winters caravanning in Europe and now, together with her husband, she runs a small caravan site in Sussex. They are ably assisted by their much-loved Scottie, Hamish.

Social Media Links –

TWITTER  @SussexMysteries

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WEBSITE: www.isabellamuir.com

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Who is Janie Juke?

Janie Juke is a young librarian, living in the fictional Sussex seaside town of Tamarisk Bay in the late 1960s.

The great thing about being a librarian is not just that you get to read all the books you could ever want, but also that you are at the heart of the community.  With people forever popping in and out of the library van, Janie is in the very best place to excel at her other little sideline, as an amateur sleuth.

Since she was a young teenager Janie has had a passion for Agatha Christie novels.  As a result, she is a devoted fan of Hercule Poirot. Now she is having a chance to put all she has learned from him to the test.

In the first book in the Sussex Crime mystery series, The Tapestry Bag, Janie’s good friend Zara goes missing.  When the police appear to be doing little to find Zara, Janie makes it her mission to track her down.  Zara’s boyfriend, Joel, has been killed in a hit and run accident and Zara goes missing on the one-year anniversary of his death.  As Janie explores the strange circumstances of Zara’s disappearance, she starts to question the truth about Joel’s death. She turns to Agatha Christie’s crime novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, to help her untangle the web of lies and deceit.

Having shown her skills at investigating, Janie takes on her first case for a client in the second book in the series, Lost Property.  Hugh Furness is prepared to pay Janie a handsome amount of money to help him find an old friend, who he hasn’t seen for more than twenty years.  This time Janie enlists the help of her friend and local journalist, Libby Frobisher and between they track down clues and piece together the facts.  Hugh Furness was an RAF pilot in the Second World War and Janie soon discovers that it is the past that holds the key to the present.

Janie’s father, Philip, offers her solid support, acting as a brilliant sounding board as she works through her theories and conjectures.  When Janie was just five years old her father, Philip, took her to the park one snowy day. He crossed the road to buy her a doughnut and got knocked over by a bus.  Sadly, as a result, Philip is now blind. But he hasn’t let that stop him from leading a full and busy life. He has trained as a physiotherapist and has a long list of clients keen to visit him, grateful for his gentle nature and wise words.

In the latest book in the series, The Invisible Case, Janie is getting used to being a mum, with her baby just two months old.  In this story we meet Philip’s sister, Jessica who has been travelling around Europe for the last nine years and now is returning from Italy, with a friend in tow.  Mysteries surround Luigi, a moody newcomer to Tamarisk Bay, and within days of his arrival there is a shocking death.

Janie’s new role as a first-time mum doesn’t deter her from seeking out the truth and in true Hercule Poirot fashion she is determined to chase down every clue.  When you are investigating crime, the police are bound to be keeping a watchful eye on your every move. Janie first met Detective Sergeant Bright in The Tapestry Bag, and dealt with him again in Lost Property, but in The Invisible Case, they have a few verbal sparring sessions.  Frank Bright can’t decide whether Janie is a useful ally, or an annoying splinter that he just can’t extricate.

I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next to Janie…if you want to keep tabs on her, then visit my website at: www.isabellamuir or follow me on Twitter @SussexMysteries or visit my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaMuirAuthor/

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The London Murder Mysteries: The Girl in the Gallery by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Saturday!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour and share with you my review today for the second book in this wonderful cozy mystery series. Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Alice Castle for this delightful story💜

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The Girl in the Gallery

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Dulwich…

It’s a perfect summer’s morning in the plush south London suburb, and thirty-something Beth Haldane has sneaked off to visit one of her favourite places, the world-famous Picture Gallery.

She’s enjoying a few moments’ respite from juggling her job at prestigious private school Wyatt’s and her role as single mum to little boy Ben, when she stumbles across a shocking new exhibit on display. Before she knows it, she’s in the thick of a fresh, and deeply chilling, investigation.

Who is The Girl in the Gallery? Join Beth in adventure #2 of the London Murder Mystery series as she tries to discover the truth about a secret eating away at the very heart of Dulwich.

My Thoughts

4 Clever & Cozy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

do you ever wonder when you’re reading these mystery series set in a small town what you would really think if you kept running across dead bodies? And what would the rest of the people in the town think? This time Beth Discovers a dead body in a picture Gallery… The body is splayed out and in plain sight pretending to be a museum display….

This was a good old fashion murder mystery… Beth is once again on the case working with Detective York… I really do like Beth and I like her interactions with the detective, her best friend Katie, and her daughter… I also like how this old fashion mystery has a bit of a contemporary vibe with the very current teenage issues… really adds another layer to the story and is handled extremely well…

My amateur detective skills were definitely put to the test in this book… filled with many twists and turns I had no idea who the bad guy in this one was… a small town filled with so many eccentric characters giving you so many suspects, leaving you scratching your head and thinking… who done it?

this is the second book in this cozy mystery series, but it could absolutely be read as a standalone… filled with everything you want in a cozy mystery, wonderful characters, a charming setting, and a twisty mystery… absolutely recommend to fans of this genre!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

Purchase Link  – http://www.MyBook.to/GirlintheGallery

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Meet Alice Castle

Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, will be published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill due to follow in early 2019.  Alice is currently working on the fifth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website: https://www.alicecastleauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicecastleauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DDsDiary?lang=en

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The London Murder Mysteries: Death in Dulwich by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy weekend all!

Excited to be part of the blog tour for this fun cozy mystery! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Alice castle for her wonderful book!💛

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About the Book

Death in Dulwich

Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane is forced to become Dulwich’s answer to Miss Marple when she stumbles over a murder victim on her first day at work. 

To clear her name, Beth is plunged into a cozy mystery that’s a contemporary twist on Golden Age crime classics. But can she pull it off? She already has a bouncy young son, haughty cat, a fringe with a mind of its own and lots of bills to pay, as she struggles to keep up with the yummy mummies of SE21.

Join Beth in #1 of the London Murder Mystery series, as she discovers the nastiest secrets can lurk in the nicest places.

My Thoughts

4 Cozy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a fun very readable cozy mystery… set in the uppercrust community of Dulwich… where your child’s success is based on how many instruments they are learning to play and how many hours of tutoring/coaching they have per week…. glad to see Americans aren’t the only ones to go a little overboard on this, and I am as guilty as anybody else! The author did a wonderful job of drawing a picture of this community I could just picture it… I could just feel the judgment, LOL

Beth starts a new job at a posh school as a assistant archaeologist… on her first day on the job she finds a dead body… not a great first day! As in all good cozy mysteries Beth takes it upon herself to play amateur sleuth especially after her house has been broken into…. really likes Beth she was a wonderful single mother just trying to give her son the best life possible… loved her best friend Katie and Katie’s passion for yoga…

The academic setting was filled with eccentric characters, some of who you would not want to see at your child’s school! Plenty of suspects that allowed me to play amateur detective right along with Katie… and it is a good thing she was there, because I did not figure this one out! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series…

Absolutely recommend to all fans of the cozy mystery! This one checks off all the boxes for things you love and expect from a wonderful cozy mystery!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Rado Resources for my copy of this book ***

PS: the idea of a company that does school projects for you is brilliant! I hate school projects! 😝

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The Girl in the Gallery CoverThe Girl in the Gallery

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Dulwich…

It’s a perfect summer’s morning in the plush south London suburb, and thirty-something Beth Haldane has sneaked off to visit one of her favourite places, the world-famous Picture Gallery.

She’s enjoying a few moments’ respite from juggling her job at prestigious private school Wyatt’s and her role as single mum to little boy Ben, when she stumbles across a shocking new exhibit on display. Before she knows it, she’s in the thick of a fresh, and deeply chilling, investigation.

Who is The Girl in the Gallery? Join Beth in adventure #2 of the London Murder Mystery series as she tries to discover the truth about a secret eating away at the very heart of Dulwich.

Review Coming July 21

Purchase Link  – http://www.MyBook.to/GirlintheGallery

author picAuthor Bio – Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, will be published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill due to follow in early 2019.  Alice is currently working on the fifth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website: https://www.alicecastleauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicecastleauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DDsDiary?lang=en

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