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WATCHING THE DETECTIVES by Julie Mulhern + #Giveaway | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS #Mystery

Today we are featuring WATCHING THE DETECTIVES by Julie Mulhern. Be sure to enter the giveaway and check out the rest of the tour (stops at the bottom of the post).

 

Watching The Detectives by Julie Mulhern


Cozy Mystery 5th in Series
Publisher: Henery Press (May 23, 2017)
Paperback: 234 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635112115
E-Book ASIN: B06WWF1PWQ



USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Ellison Russell wanted a decorator, not a corpse. Too bad she finds Mrs. White in the study killed with a revolver. Things go from bad to worse when she finds Mr. White in the dining room killed with a candlestick. With so many bodies, is it any wonder Detective Anarchy Jones’ new partner considers Ellison a suspect?

With the country club gossips talking a mile a minute, an unexpected cocktail party, a visit from Aunt Sis, and a romantic decision, Ellison hardly has time to think about murder. Unfortunately, the killer has plenty of time to think about her.

Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:

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About The Author

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

Author Links Webpage – www.juliemulhernauthor.com
FB – https://www.facebook.com/juliekmulhern/?ref=hl
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JulieKMulhern
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8573907.Julie_Mulhern
Purchase Links Amazon Paperback  Amazon Kindle  kobo  B&N


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Tour Participants

May 22 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT

May 22 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

May 23 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW

May 23 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

May 24 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW

May 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

May 25 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW

May 25 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

May 26 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW

May 26 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

May 27 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

May 28 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy. &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

May 29 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

May 29 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

May 30 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

May 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW

May 31 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

May 31 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST

June 1 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

June 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 2 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

June 3- Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW

June 3- Bookworm Café – CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 4 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, GUEST POST

Read an excerpt of TROUBLE COVE by Nancy Lindley-Gauthier + $10 GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Presents #HistoricalRomance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Excerpt Tour for TROUBLE COVE by Nancy Lindley-Gauthier, a Historical Romance available now from The Wild Rose Press.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post. 




Trouble Cove
by Nancy Lindley-Gauthier

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

Far from the all the action of World War I, in a charming tourist’s spot on Cape Breton Island, Elizabeth Eames has stumbled into the most wonderful man in the world. She’s landed herself in a world where wealth reigns supreme; where any eligible bachelor would meet her mother’s highest aspirations. Of course, Elizabeth is dead set on the one she’s certain should not be mentioned in letters home.

Actually, there’s a lot she’s not mentioning. Something is not-quite-right at the grand resort Oceanside, but Elizabeth isn’t giving up her job on the basis of a few little suspicions. How likely could some monstrous crime be happening under her nose, anyway?


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EXCERPT:

“No! It is too much!"

Genevieve descended the stirs so replete in embroidered and feathered and rhinestoned ensemble that she shimmered and fluttered and floated with every move. I could more easily list the fabrics and items not used than describe all those included, and how they wove together in a fascinating clash of styles, colors and sense. She might have started with a dress recalling the extremes of Victorianism, but even they had the sense not to array themselves in every bit of their finery all at once.

Madame Chatillon pressed both hands over her face and desperately tried to block her laughter.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

“Born in the sight of water,” are old lyrics that speak for me: For those of us from coastal towns, the sea forever calls.  

“Trouble Cove,” features a journey up the eastern coast of Cape Breton Island – Nova Scotia’s northern tip – and the sea, in this, is more than the most romantic of backdrops. Wind and wave become part of the tale.  

Like so many who have once visited Nova Scotia, the memory of iits rugged beauty fills me with an endless desire to return.  Likewise, the island’s siren song entwines the plot, throughout; Trouble Cove.

Please find this historical romance/adventure at :


Or at Amazon.  

Direct links – and some wonderful photos, available at: www.nlindleygauthier.wordpress.com


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GIVEAWAY  

Nancy will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Q&A ft @JohnGeers, Author of EMERGE BEYOND CIRCLES + Prize Pack #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Presents #Fantasy

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for EMERGE BEYOND CIRCLES by John Geers, a fantasy available now from Small Ring Publishing.



Emerge Beyond Circles
by John Geers

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GENRE:   Fantasy

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BLURB:

Two couples from Madison, with entwined destinies, both seeking love, are connected by a single element: the ancient Siberian witch, Thuban-Pol. Her magic will either be their savior or their ruin.

Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.”

Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.

If they succeed, love will finally bloom for all of humanity, if the suffering inflicted on these couples doesn't kill them first.


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EXCERPT:

The relief of a spilled secret washed through him, nourished by the fresh sting of bourbon on his throat, and a cruel tickle of his soul. A tickle not felt since before his sight was ripped from him in a Siberian gust.

The bottle on the bar, keeper of amber bourbon and his secret, stood silent, solid. To be sure, he chose a reliable friend in which to confide. Old Crow bourbon had been the drink of choice for Ulysses S. Grant, victorious general of the Grand Army of the Republic, for the Yanks of the North, during the Civil War. The secrets the General poured into the golden bottle were severe enough to flip the result of the war. Yet, they remained safe, locked behind the sealed beak of the black crow perched on the label.

Unseen by him, light from neon beer signs bounced off the bottle at peculiar angles, a queer spotlight on the label.

The cigarette smoldered and sagged in the ashtray.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

My audience is anyone who has loved, been loved or grappled with the meaning of love. So…most of us.

How did you come up with the title of your book?

The title of the book is revealed throughout the book and only fully understood once the final word is read. It works.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular design?

The design is a beautiful representation of the shack of the eternal coven and a couple summoned to it…in search of true love.


Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

I love the Siberian witch Thuban-Pol. She is a very complex individual who struggles with tradition, her duty, and the eternal quest for love.


How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

My least favorite character is Clint. He is cruel and moody. Even though I have great sympathy for him…I don’t like him.


If you could change ONE thing about your book, what would it be?  Why?

Nothing comes to mind. It is exactly how I envisioned it when I began.


Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

I am an accomplished triathlete and have hiked many miles in some great locations. I also love spelunking.



What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?
It is not so strange, but I have researched quite a bit about the plants of the tundra and how they are used in teas. Pretty cool.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

John Geers drew inspiration to begin his debut novel from a dream he experienced.

Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete Emerge Beyond Circles.

John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal.

He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall. 

LINKS:

WRITER WEBPAGE: http://bit.ly/2fSVGDL
WRITER FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2glo25s
THUBAN-POL FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2gTcBTQ


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GIVEAWAY

John Geers will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC, a signed copy of the book, and a stuffed tiger (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter to win a $25 Amazon GC + more

Read an excerpt of THE MAN FROM ROME by @dylanjquarles + $15 GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Presents Urban Fantasy

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for THE MAN FROM ROME by Dylan James Quarles, an Urban Fantasy available now.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.



The Man From Rome
by Dylan James Quarles

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GENRE:   Urban Fantasy

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BLURB:

Rome is a city like no other, protected by a man like no other.
He is the unnamed Immortal, the Man from Rome, and he is under attack.

An agent of his secret order has been murdered, her tongue ripped out, her throat coated in molten silver. The killing is meant to be a message, a warning that old enemies have resurfaced to punish the Man for the sins of his past. 

Forced to retaliate, the Man sets in motion a sequence of events which pit an American thief, a Roman policewoman, and a fallen Olympian against one another in all-out war. The streets of Rome become a battleground where the supernatural clash with the mortal, and the Eternal City bears witness to yet another chapter in its storied history of violence.

Vengeance reigns supreme in this, the newest Novel from Dylan James Quarles.


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EXCERPT:

At the intersection of the Via Cicerone, she shifted gears and sped through in front of a honking tour bus. No sooner had it crossed the frame of her rearview mirror than a grey BMW whipped into view and fell in line. Louisa squeezed the wheel and gathered speed. Following suit, the BMW nosed out of traffic to run up the oncoming lane on their right flank. Superior in performance, it bore down on them with the ease of a true predator.

“They’ve found us,” Louisa announced, tipping her head.

Cato turned in his seat, then tensed and reached for the Uzi.

“That was fast,” he said. “I guess I shouldn’t be surprised—”

Swerving hard, Louisa braked and let a delivery van come between them and the BMW just as it drew level. Clutch pressed to the floor, she shifted into second and hopped the Alpha up onto the crowded sidewalk.

“Out of the way!” She yelled. “Mossa—move it! Get out of the way!”

People scattered, making a narrow path as she blew by. Almost to the next cross-street, she cut back onto the main road and came very near to hitting a man on a scooter. Tires squealing, she spun the wheel and clipped a parked car instead. The man on the scooter began to shout something at her, but the grey BMW promptly mowed him down, and pulled along side the Alpha.

“Duck!” Screamed Cato.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Arriving on the scene in 2012 with the publication of The Ruins Of Mars, Dylan James Quarles is one of Amazon's brightest Kindle Authors.

Using a his signature ability to make scenes come alive in your mind, Quarles immerses the reader in the world of his creation, adding layer upon layer until the narrative plays like a film. Further enriched by unique characters and breath-taking action sequences, his fiction is an ideal blend of entertainment and substance.

Quarles travels often, drawing inspiration for his work from Europe and South East Asia. His newest novel, The Man From Rome, is a direct product of his numerous visits to the Eternal City. Full of on-the-street detail, the novel packs an extra helping of Roman flare for the reader to enjoy!  

Links:


On Twitter - @dylanjquarles

On Facebook - @themanfromrome



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GIVEAWAY

Dylan James Quarles will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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May 22: Rogue's Angels
May 23: Readeropolis
May 24: Welcome to My World of Dreams
May 25: The Kronicles of Korthlundia: A Window into Fantasy
May 26: Long and Short Reviews
May 29: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
May 30: Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
May 31: The Avid Reader
June 1: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
June 2: Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

Book Blast for @DebraHoltBooks + $10 GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Presents Presents #ContemporaryRomance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Blast Tour for Mercy’s Rescue from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s, Love Beneath the Blue Texas Sky from Kindle Direct Publishing, and His Country Bride from Tulip Romance Publishing, all contemporary romances by Debra Holt, available now.





Debra Holt Books
by Debra Holt

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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Mercy’s Rescue   

Fighting for his life after an ambush, Sheriff Josh Wellman awakes to find himself looking into the eyes of a real-life angel of mercy. Despite his groggy condition, he knows his life has changed the instant their hands touch. Devastating heartbreak has left Mercy Smith's faith in tatters, her heart guarded against more loss. Her dedication to the air evac trauma team she leads has insulated her from the realities of the earth below, so now Josh faces the biggest challenge of his life. Can he find a way around the walls that fortify her heart and convince this angel to stay on the ground with him? Can Mercy open herself to life again and find a way to restore her faith in God ... as well as love?


Love Beneath the Blue Texas Sky   

J.D. Sterling shook the dirt of the small Texas town from his boot heels a dozen years before. Now, he’s returned… not as the poor country boy who left to follow his dream, but as country music’s sexy superstar. He has everything he always wanted except for the girl who holds his heart. Mandy.

Years come and go and people change. Amanda Lawson has grown up. From heartbreak and struggling to survive to becoming a successful businesswoman, she has taught herself to never look back. Once before, she had survived the wild, green-eyed cowboy with only a guitar to his name and a pocketful of dreams. Then he left her behind with nothing but his hollow vows and a shattered heart.

Mandy was his muse. J.D. was her dream. But tragedy and broken vows can be insurmountable obstacles. Can they find their way home to each other again… or is it too late?


His Country Bride  

"Sheriff's Department! Raise your hands above your head and don't move."

She’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. He’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other...over a burning wedding dress.

Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isn’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.


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EXCERPT:

His Country Bride

Lucas set the extinguisher on the ground and used a couple of fingers to push the hat back on his forehead, hands on his hips, obviously considering the options before him. “Do you have any other clothing with you, ma’am?” A furrowed brow preceded her reply. “Why are you calling me ‘ma’am? I’m not that old. And just who are you, anyway?” “Lucas McCann. I’m the sheriff of Joshua County, which is where you are at the moment. I use respectful manners and call you ‘ma’am because I don’t know your name.

The woman turned in a huff and stomped toward the porch steps behind them. Perhaps stomped wasn’t the right description Lucas amended, as he folded his arms across a broad chest and watched her negotiate the uneven stones of the walkway leading up to the porch...all in her ridiculously high heels. Of course, the sight of those long, tanned legs and spiky heels caused a definite stirring in his midsection. That realization made his jaw set harder as he sought for the calm control he always demonstrated when performing his duties-that is, until he came across her.

A slow shake of his head. “I have to hand it to you, lady. You’re one cool customer, under the circumstances. You also may be used to giving orders to people wherever you come from, except there’s on problem with that at this moment. You’re in my county now. Here, I give the orders and as a general rule, people follow them.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers.  Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most.  She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!).
   
When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure.  She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs...to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s.  
     
Debra invites you to visit her website at www.debraholtbooks.com.  
She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at debraholtbooks@gmail.com. Twitter is https://twitter.com/DebraHoltBooks and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DebraHoltBooks.  




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GIVEAWAY

Ms. Holt will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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