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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Trouble at the Animal Shelter-A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery-Dianne Harman

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


I read this book in one sitting--it may be my favorite to date by Dianne Harman!! I truly love all of her books but this one --well I used to work at a no kill animal shelter as their bookkeeper for several years-very part time and almost for nothing! I would go in once a week to pick up their payroll cards then come home and do it--then go to get them signed and hand write any bills that had to be paid at the director's home--then many times deliver it back to the marvelous (very low paid staff). I could not take any of the animals home with me-I already had a couple of my own! There were so many volunteers who would come to take the dogs on walks or to just cuddle with the cats.

I have always trusted an animals instincts on whether people are good or bad--they are very rarely wrong!

It took Kelley to figure out a way (without her Sheriff husbands knowledge of course) to figure out the way to find out who murdered Maggie Ryan! There are lots of twists and turns and honestly although I semi suspected it--I really thought it might be someone else.

Being an animal lover I absolutely loved the ending--and even if you are not--so will you! And lets not forget the recipes which can be found at the end of the book--mouth watering!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

From seven time Amazon All-Star comes her latest cozy mystery.

When Maggie Ryan, a retired schoolteacher, is murdered, and over thirty dogs are discovered living in her home, the Cedar Bay Animal Shelter is stretched beyond its meager resources. What to do with the dogs and finding the murderer becomes a challenge.

But who would have wanted the elderly spinster dead, and what was the killer's motive? Was it the local reverend who desperately needed money to pay off his gambling debts? Or the neighbor who was kept awake by Maggie's barking dogs? Was it the disgruntled father of a boy Maggie had wanted to hold back a year in school? Or even the director of the animal shelter?

Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon, along with a bulldog puppy named Max, and Sanyu, an Akita guard dog, as they literally have to sniff out the murderer before they become the next victims.

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking and playing with her new puppy, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She is the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, and her newest, High Desert. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She is also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors.

She invites you to visit her web site at: www.dianneharman.com and sign up for her newletters. You'll receive a free book and have a weekly chance to win an autographed boxed set of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. You may also visit her on Twitter: @DianneDHarman or email her at: dianne@dianneharman.com

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$20 Amazon/PP-1-WW-A Gentleman's Surrender (Book 2)-Mariel Grey-Ends 1/29

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


The sins of the parents can cause havoc on their offspring--especially when the entire tale is not told. James Stanton was in such a predicament. His Mom, on her deathbed made him swear to take revenge on the woman she swore had ruined her life. But the more James grew to knew Monique and the rest of her family-the more he began to question himself, and what he was going to do to this family. Then he totally fell in love with Monique-and she with him.

When all the truths are finally revealed-(and they will shock you)-will the young lovers finally get married and live happily ever after--or will the truths pull them apart?

I loved both the books in this series--if you love historical romance set in England in this time period (which I definitely do) then I highly recommend that you read both books. Each can be read as a stand alone--but the delightful characters are present in both.


A Gentleman's Surrender (Book 2)
Call her a romantic--or a fool, Lady Monique Cathdon is determined to marry for love. After watching her parents tolerate an arranged betrothal, life seems too short to be wasted on keeping up appearances.

After all, what's the point of having a heart if one refuses to follow it?

With a smile the devil himself might be proud of, James Stanton is not what her mother would call a matrimonial prospect. Still, there's something about the young man that sends Lady Monique's heart thumping around her chest, and silences her voice of reason.

Unfortunately for Lady Monique, the stakes are high, and young ladies of the ton make for very poor gamblers. Especially when James Stanton is on the hunt for revenge, and won't let an innocent woman--or his own passionate desires--get in the way of righting past wrongs.


Can be read as a stand-alone read.


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Surrender of Trust (Book 1)
Lucy Goodwin knows more about horse breeding than a proper young lady should. Her brother’s thoroughbred business has given her purpose and independence, but when an accident leaves her solely in charge, despair and destruction threaten her every move. Trapped in an impossible position, Lucy must do the right thing and watch their dreams crumble, or save their livelihood at a cost too great to bear.

Lord Philip Lyton, Marquess of Chalifour is a member of the prestigious Jockey Club, dedicated to eliminating cheating in horse racing. Trouble raises its ugly head when his business partner falls foul of an accident and he’s suddenly forced to deal with the man’s sister, who seems alarmingly out of her depth. Chalifour respects Lucy’s steely resolve, but knows that single-mindedness can be the most dangerous trait of all.

She might be beautiful and beguiling, but Lucy Goodwin is keeping secrets and Chalifour is determined to find out what they are.


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About the author

From the moment she could put pen to paper, Mariel Grey knew she wanted to be a writer. Like all good adventures however, it didn’t happen overnight; it was after several decades of working in litigation that the desire to create dramatic worlds and characters became too great to ignore. Her first foray into historical romance, Surrender of Trust, explored the grime and glamour of regency horse racing, following the determined but impoverished Lucy Goodwin and upright Lord Chalifour. Her second novel, A Gentleman’s Surrender, introduced the innocent Lady Monique and tortured Mr. Stanton, both struggling to find love in a world filled with deceit.

Though entirely at home in the ballrooms and street alleys of London past, Mariel Grey is currently working on a contemporary story set in Florida, a landscape dear to the author’s heart. When she isn’t conjuring words on her computer screen, Grey can be found on the water fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying the incredible natural beauty of her home.

Mariel has a wonderful husband (the hero of her own romantic story) as well as two mischievous rescue kittens (who are quite happy to play the role of villains). In addition to being a dutiful wife and animal wrangler, Mariel is a member of the Romance Writers of America and affiliated chapter of the Ancient City Romance Authors.



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E-Book-Bursting with Love-2-WW-Rev of Rescued by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders) by Melissa Foster-Ends 2/5

Monday, January 16, 2017



Addison and Jake--two more stubborn people you are not likely to meet. Both of them are players, intent on nothing more then one night stands. But the spark between them is instantaneous--but what will it take to get both of them to realize it. All they seem to do is argue and fight--unless they are making up. Addie can not let go of her insecurities and macho man Jake is not giving up! He is slowly but surely worming his way into Addie's heart.

She is bound and determined to go on a 10 hike on her own and nothing Jake can say can dissuade her. Will Jake end up going after her and how exactly does she react to that. Read the book to find out!


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The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy passionate contemporary romance and women's fiction.

In RESCUED BY LOVE...

As the daughter of a world-renowned fashion designer, Addison Dahl enjoyed a privileged life attending the most sought after parties, traveling around the world, and having anything she wanted. Until she broke free and went against her father's wishes, needing to prove to herself--and to him--that she could make it on her own. Now she's ready to take her adventures in a new direction and sets her sights on roughing it in the wilderness.

Jake Ryder followed in his father's footsteps as a top search and rescue professional. He spends his days saving those in need and his nights in the arms of willing women who offer nothing more than a few hours of sexual enjoyment. Just the way he likes it.


When Jake's sister-in-law calls, concerned because she's been unable to reach her best friend, it's up to Jake to find her and bring her home. But Addison isn't lost, and she sure as hell isn't going to be told what to do by an ornery mountain man with whom she'd spent one torrid weekend after her best friend's wedding. Jake has never left anyone behind--will Addison be his first failed rescue?


**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**



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"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
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"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely





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Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.



Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


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Claimed by Love, Book #2 The Ryders

Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


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Chased by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #3

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don't. When she's awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she's beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft--but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he's just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker's private world. He's coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he's not likely to change--until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet--Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they're trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?



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THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**



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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Sunday Stroll Giveaway Linky 1/15/2017 - 1/22/2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Christy's Cozy Corners is a co-host of Sunday Stroll. So now you can enter on here or on Christy's Cozy Corners and the links will appear on both! Please feel free to link up all your wonderful giveaways here!! Link directly to the giveaway. Those linked to websites or main blog pages will be removed. Please use blog name, giveaway title and end date when posting. Post some, Enter Some, Win Some!

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People have been asking me where I go to enter my giveaways--here are a few I try to do every week! There are more but these are the ones I try very hard not to miss!! I generally access these through Bloglovin' Some of the links will take you to the site and you will have to find the linky-others have dedicated pages and you will have to find the right dates.

Posh on a Budget - Monday (url changes each time)
Celebrate Women - Saturday
Lilac's Linky - Thursday
Planet Weidknecht - Wednesday
Pure Imagination Saturdays--Book giveaways and reviews
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It Was a Full Moon Last Night

Friday, January 13, 2017

© Stabio | Dreamstime.com - Moon

As I glanced out my window last night the above is approximately what I saw--that full moon looked spooky! At the time I didn't realize that today was a Friday the 13th. Am I superstitious--yes--to a large degree!! Even though I was born on a 13th and people try to tell me that it should be lucky for me--I have never found it so!! Not that it keeps me home hiding under the bed (although that is what I actually want to do)--strange and not so nice things happen to me. I'm not going to go into them-let's just say that my Dad died 13 days before my 16th birthday--50 years ago.

I have been very tired lately and have not been able to keep up with my blog like I normally do. The eye doctor is trying to find eye drops that will help alleviate the pressure in my eyes--the ones I am currently using seem to be making them worse. I go back in 2 weeks--I'll bet he changes them again. Meanwhile it is very difficult for me to sit at the computer for any length of time--it is actually painful.

Thus if I seem to be somewhat absent--I apologize!




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E-Book-In Defiance-3 Winners WW-John W Mefford-Ends 2/5

Thursday, January 12, 2017



This is a page turner--you won't be able to stop reading wanting to know how this all turns out. This is the first in a new series by John W Mefford who never fails to please.

Ivy bears the scars of abuse or neglect from more foster homes then she cares to remember. The last was the absolute worst and she manages to escape. She has over come her past and holds a job helping other children in the foster care system. But deep inside she still has not really really let go of her past. Then the present becomes the past as Ivy tries to help a 10 year old. She also comes cross a girl very similar to her who is currently living on the streets.

Although this can be tough reading know that the ending has more then a shimmer of hope and a portend of what the author has in mind for the next book in this series. I hope it comes out soon!!

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Author John W. Mefford introduces Ivy Nash in the second series of the Redemption Thriller Collection.

A volatile hostage situation at a foster home reaches a bitter end: shots are fired, some die, some live to tell a sordid tale. In the midst of the anguish and confusion is one child who will bear the scars of this unbelievable turmoil.

As a special investigator for Child Protective Services, Ivy Nash lives by one rule: she’ll do anything to fight for the wellbeing of children. Anything. Something that was never done for her. As a “system” kid, she spent time in seventeen foster homes. Seventeen.

Very quickly, the facts of the case are blurred…accusations of sibling abuse, connections to drugs. Nothing lines up, and authorities want it all to go away. Their target? A ten-year-old boy. Unrelenting in her pursuit to find the truth, Ivy and her new friend Cristina uncover alarming new information to pinpoint who is at the root of the crime.

But evil knows no boundaries. Shockwaves of her most horrific childhood memories erupt into the present, and Ivy knows that she's in the fight for her life.

Part of the Redemption Thriller Collection which includes the Alex Troutt Thrillers and the upcoming Ivy Nash Thrillers. While all of the novels can be read as a stand-alone, there is a connecting thread in the Redemption Thriller books that will be unveiled over time. For a more fulfilling reading experience, books should be read in order: Alex Troutt, and then Ivy Nash. More series will be added into the collection within the next year. 

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"Rife with deceit and deception and characters that leap off the page, this story is told with confidence through a sure hand, engaging both the mind and the heart. A compelling treat." -- Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author


Books in the Alex Troutt Thriller Series:
AT Bay AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last


 
Books in the Ivy Nash Thriller Series:
IN Defiance
Coming soon....
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End

About the Author


A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.







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