Thursday, September 23, 2021

~ GREAT ESCAPES TOUR A CALCULATED WHISK ~

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AUTHOR VICTORIA HAMILTON
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A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton

 

About A Calculated Whisk

 

A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery) Cozy Mystery 
10th in Series ~ Publisher: ‎ Beyond the Page (September 21, 2021)  
Paperback 212 Pages   ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1954717504  
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954717503 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09CV579FJ

 

 


In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Cast Iron Alibi, Jaymie Leighton is confronted with two murders and the threat of danger far too close to home . . .

When a woman living under a cloud of suspicion for her husband’s death comes to vintage kitchen collector Jaymie Leighton with a mysterious request, she’s not sure whether, or how much, to get involved. The police believe they have new evidence of foul play in what was initially ruled an accidental death, and the woman’s terrified they’ll try to pin the crime on her. Before Jaymie can decide whether to help her, though, the woman’s found murdered in the woods near Jaymie’s cabin.

Still unsure whether the woman was truly innocent in her husband’s death, Jaymie decides to get to the bottom of both murders. But as she digs deeper into the couple’s past and discovers a tangled array of long-buried wounds and family secrets, Jaymie begins to sense that danger is still lurking in the woods near her home. With a killer on the loose and her family in danger, Jaymie must uncover the culprit before she loses all she holds dear, including her own life . . .

Includes a vintage recipe!

About Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton is the bestselling author of several mystery series including the national bestselling Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mysteries. She does, indeed, collect vintage kitchenware and bake muffins. She also writes the Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries. She drinks tea and coffee on writing days, and wine other times. She crochets (a little), paints (a little) and reads (a lot). A solitary being, she can be coaxed out of her writing cave for brownies and cat videos.
 
She started her writing life as Donna Lea Simpson, bestselling author of Regency Romances, paranormal historicals and historical mysteries, and still has a soft spot for the Regency period.  
 
You can find her online at: Website:http://www.VictoriaHamiltonMysteries.com (Sign up for her newsletter for all the latest!) On Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AuthorVictoriaHamilton On Twitter:https://twitter.com/MysteryVictoria On Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mysteryauthorvictoriahamilton/
 
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Monday, September 20, 2021

~ GREAT ESCAPES BURDEN OF POOF ~

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AUTHOR JULIE ANNE LINDSEY
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Burden of Poof (Bonnie & Clyde Mysteries)  
by Julie Anne Lindsey
 

About Burden of Poof

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series  
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cozy Queen Publishing LLC 
(September 15, 2021) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 254 pages 
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 195487801X  
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954878013  
Digital - ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08ZL91YMW 

 

An amateur sleuth named Bonnie and her kitty companion Clyde, with names like those, what could possibly go wrong?

Life hasn't sparkled too brightly for Bonnie Balfour over the past few years, but a heart-breaking divorce has brought her back to her small rural hometown of Bliss, Georgia, and things are starting to shape up.

The proud new owner of Bless Her Heart—a second chance dress shop and boutique on the town square—Bonnie thinks thirty-eight might not be too late for a fresh start in life after all.

Until a grouchy old widow turns up dead in a pile of donations meant for Bonnie’s shop, and the town’s new detective pins her to the top of his suspect list!

To save her shop, dream and reputation, Bonnie must coordinate clues and stitch together the truth about her innocence, but the unreasonably handsome detective and prying eyes of the local gossip mill are fast fraying her nerves.

When a series of anonymous attacks begin to hem her in, Bonnie fears the real killer is fixing to make her his next victim. Can this amateur sleuth measure up?

 

Cozy Mystery Tropes Are the BEST Tropes

Did you know there was a word for the most popular themes and story elements used in a genre? The word is trope, and it’s often associated with romance, but it’s present in everything we read or watch in movies and on T.V.. We’re drawn to specific genres for different reasons, often associated with the most popular tropes and how those make us feel. We get extra excited when we discover new materials with those beloved situations or dynamics inside.

Personally, there’s nothing I love more than a well-constructed mystery, except maybe a well-constructed mystery with all my favorite story elements. Some popular tropes for romance readers might include a heroine with amnesia or a prince’s surprise baby, a story where enemies become lovers or a couple is unfortunately snowed-in with only one bed until help arrives. My cozy mystery reading preferences are significantly different, and wholly less dramatic, but it’s important to know what you like.

Writing my new Bonnie and Clyde Mysteries series was an absolute ton of fun for me, because I included all my most favorite tropes in every story. Beginning with BURDEN OF POOF, readers can expect a heaping helping of small town hijinks and deep south charm, two of my top-tier faves. There’s just something so indescribably freeing and hopeful about new beginnings, and new series are no different. I’ve done my very best to infuse these books with all the most cozy goodness.

Here’s a list of five things I promise you’ll find in each and every one of Bonnie and Clyde’s adventures:

A quirky and loveable small town community. From her parents, Bud & Blossom, and their wonderfully adorable flower farm, to What the Dickens bookstore, possibly haunted by folks who missed the light because they needed to finish their chapter, to an earthy, greenhouse owner who talks to the plants, Bliss, Georgia has all the most charming, engaging secondary characters a good cozy series needs and more.

An adorable and mischievous kitty companion, because every amateur sleuth needs someone to help plot their next move.

Food! What decent southern community isn’t going to show up with some spoonbread and a few casseroles when a neighbor’s being threatened by a killer?

A worthy hero for my heroine. Yeah, I know, I might lose a few readers here, but I am a romantic at heart, and when I can arrange for my heroine to meet the man who will become her person, help them build a friendship as strong as their attraction and establish something real on that foundation, I am HERE for it. Hopefully, you will be too.

Laughs! Mysteries are a ton of fun, but murder is decidedly not. Even if we smarties like the excitement of catching clues and solving a good puzzle, death is a tough topic. So, I apply plenty of humor to soften the heavy blows of grief and despair on the page. Thankfully, amateur sleuths make my job easy, because who among us wouldn’t bumble a bit while becoming a first-time self-taught murder investigator? I can guarantee you, I would be a complete mess.

If you enjoy a cozy mystery with these tropes and qualities, I hope you’ll give my new Bonnie and Clyde mysteries a try. BURDEN OF POOF is available now!

Thank you, again, for popping by this stop on my blog tour and checking out my post!

As a blog tour bonus, you can download a free prequel to the series and see where it all began in WHEN BONNIE MET CLYDE, available here: https://outbound.julieannelindsey.com/g9UWwY7815kgbDCo

 

About Julie Anne Lindsey

Julie Anne Lindsey is an award-winning and bestselling author of mystery and romantic suspense. She’s published more than forty novels since her debut in 2013 and currently writes series as herself, as well as under multiple pen names, for Harlequin, Kensington, Sourcebooks and Crooked Lane Books.

When Julie's not creating new worlds or fostering the epic love of fictional characters, she can be found in Kent, Ohio, enjoying her blessed Midwestern life. And probably plotting murder with her shamelessly enabling friends. Today she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world. Learn more about Julie at julieannelindsey.com

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

~ MMGM ROAR LIKE A LION DEVOTIONAL ~

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~ MARVELOUS MIDDLE-GRADE
MONDAY DEVOTIONAL
BOOK FOR CHILDREN
AGES 6 - 10 ~
--  'ROAR LIKE A LION:  90 DEVOTIONS 
TO A COURAGEOUS FAITH'  --
AUTHOR LEVI LUSKO with
TAMA FORTNER
ILLUSTRATED BY CATHERINE PEARSON
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Author Bio, Review & Giveaway~
 
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🦁 Book Name:  Roar Like a Lion

🦁 Author:  Levi Lusko with Tama Fortner 

🦁 Illustrator:  Catherine Pearson

🦁 Publisher:  Tommy Nelson

🦁 Purchase Linkhttps://amzn.to/3tBZKuE

🦁 Book Blurb:

Pastor and bestselling author Levi Lusko is known for making tough topics accessible while drawing his readers toward a richer spiritual life. In his first children’s devotional for ages 6 to 10, Levi tackles real issues our kids face with a lighthearted and approachable tone. Kids are equipped to approach both fun moments and tough times with their hearts set on God’s faithfulness with the help of fascinating stories and facts, eye-catching art, Bible verses, prayers, and simple action steps.

This 90-day devotional covers highly relevant topics such as:

      • facing fears about school and friendships;
      • having courage to try something new;
      • handling new challenges, past disappointments, and grief;
      • dealing with peer pressure and bullying; and
      • understanding how we each fit into God’s great story

As a parent and pastor, Levi is able to address real-life situations with compassion, grace, and biblical authenticity. Roar Like a Lion is a great way to spark discussion with your kids on meaningful topics and get them in the habit of reading a biblically-based devotional.

Offering practical approaches to faith in everyday life, Roar Like a Lion will inspire your kids to nurture their personal faith in a God strong enough to protect and guide them as they run toward the roar during the challenges in their lives.

  • 🦁 Popular author and pastor Levi Lusko brings key ideas from his bestselling book, Through the Eyes of a Lion, into these motivating devotions for kids, encouraging them to move toward their everyday challenges with powerful, God-inspired bravery.
  • 🦁 Kids are wrestling with tough issues these days—peer pressure, purpose, unexpected change or loss, and wondering where their faith fits in with it all. Roar Like a Lion encourages your kids to “run toward the roar” as they face their fears, knowing that God is with them every step of the way.
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An inspirational guide for children and adults alike!
 
I was looking forward to reading this devotional because I like to read and review non-fiction middle-grade books as much as I enjoy reading fiction written for that age group. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I related much more to this book than I ever imagined I would since I am way past the age of ten!
 
Each of the devotionals is titled with a brief, catchy phrase such as, IDK is OK, Courage in the Dark, What Are You Waiting For?, and Not-So-Cool Schooldays. Each devotional includes a Bible verse; an applicable narrative from the author; a sidebar entitled, Did You Know?; and a brief prayer which directly applies to the theme of the devotional.

The tone of the book is very warm and welcoming. Readers are encouraged to seek out God and are given specific actions to take to share their faith with others, live the life God wants them to live, and to treat themselves and others with kindness.

The illustrations are exceptional, and I feel that the artist has done a fantastic job of conveying the author's words in visual form. One fun aspect of the book is that the illustrator hid twenty 'anchors' throughout the book. At the beginning of the book readers are encouraged to search for anchors. The key to where the anchors are hidden is given at the end of the book.

Highly-recommended to families, church groups, church libraries, and others who will enjoy taking an inspirational journey through some of life's challenges through the use of solid Biblical references, current examples, and prayer.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through JustRead Publicity Tours. All of my thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely my own.


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🦁 Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a print copy of the book. (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. The giveaway is being hosted on Instagram. Instagram is not affiliated with nor responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2021.)

🦁 To Enter this giveaway, find the details at:  @justreadtours - https://instagram.com/justreadtours/

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Find the links to read more great Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday posts from middle-grade authors and bloggers at Greg Pattridge's 'Always in the Middle' Blog. 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

~ TAKEOVER TOUR THE FEARLESS MISS DINAH ~

 
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~ TAKEOVER TOUR ~
--  'THE FEARLESS MISS DINAH'  --
AUTHOR LAURA ROLLINS
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Author Bio & Giveaway~
 
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The Fearless Miss Dinah JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for The Fearless Miss Dinah by Laura Rollins, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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 ABOUT THE BOOK

The Fearless Miss Dinah
Title:  The Fearless Miss Dinah
Series:  Daughters of Courage
Author:  Laura Rollins
Publisher:  Independently Published
Release Date:  August 25, 2021
Genre:  Regency Romance (Wholesome/Clean)

In his mind, nothing is more important than the plan. In her mind, ruining the plan would even better.

Being foisted upon a man due to a misunderstanding is hardly the love match Miss Dinah Mulgrave envisioned for herself when she first arrived in London. Dinah’s situation only grows more tenuous when she meets his extended family—all living under one roof and all inclined to dislike her. Not only that, but her new husband, who is little more than a stranger, declares he is uninterested in romance or love. Ever. 

Lord Henry Stanton resigned himself to bachelorhood years ago and hardly sees how being forced to wed will change that. He may no longer hold the title ‘bachelor’, but he certainly doesn’t think having another individual living in his home along with his large family is reason to change his life or who he is. And that’s all Dinah will ever be to him—another family member under his roof. 

Dinah, however, is equally bent on their relationship being more. And as her sister and cousin have proved, one does not gainsay a Mulgrave. Not even one’s own husband. 

As the third stand-alone novel in a new series by author Laura Rollins, The Fearless Miss Dinah continues the Daughters of Courage series. This charming story is a light-hearted, clean and wholesome romance set in the Regency era (think: a clean Bridgerton). All books in this series have their own Happily-Ever-After and can be read apart but are best enjoyed in proper order. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Rollins

Laura Rollins has always loved a heart-melting happily ever after. It didn’t matter if the story took place in Regency England, or in a cobbler’s shop, if there was a sweet romance, she would read it.

Life has given her many of her own adventures. Currently, she lives in the Rocky Mountains with her best friend, who is also her husband, and their four beautiful children. She still loves to read books and more books; her favorite types of music are classical, Broadway, and country; she loves hiking in the mountains near her home, and she’s been known to debate with her oldest son about whether Infinity is better categorized as a number or an idea.

CONNECT WITH LAURA: WebsiteFacebook | Instagram
 
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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(2) winners will receive a paperback copy of The Audacious Miss Eliza (Daughters of Courage #1) and a $10 Amazon gift card!

The Fearless Miss Dinah JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 15, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on September 22, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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~ GREAT ESCAPES TOUR A CALCULATED WHISK ~

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~ - GREAT ESCAPES BLOG TOUR STOP - --  'A CALCULATED WHISK'  -- AUTHOR VICTORIA HAMILTON ~Post Includes:  B...