Friday, May 20, 2022

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Kris Bock
writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 10,000-word story set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels, plus fun content about cats, announcements of new books, sales, and more.

Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.) 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Something Deadly on Desert Drive, book 2 in the humorous Accidental Detective series, is available for pre-order! #mystery #mysterybooks #bookworm #booklover

Something Deadly on Desert Drive: The Accidental Detective Book 2 releases June 21

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After an injury disrupts her journalism career, Kate Tessler has to start over at 50, figuring out how to get work, make friends, and live in the heart of her loving but interfering family. Now she and her quirky gang of sidekicks have new problems to solve.

Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia and won't let anyone see him. They think his wife and her lazy adult children are keeping him isolated so they can steal his money. They're determined to save Larry, and they need Kate’s help to prove what’s happening.

Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, she must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

Buy book 1, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, here. 

The Accidental Detective is a humorous amateur detective mystery series. War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Peek at Something Deadly on Desert Drive:

“Looks like we’re the last ones to arrive.” Dad raised his hand to acknowledge his friend’s wave.

I followed Dad to the diner table where his friends sat. They greeted me warmly. This was only the second time I’d joined Dad’s twice-weekly coffee group in the month I’d been home. They were nice guys, but since I was living with my father again, I wanted to ensure he had a social life apart from me. This time, however, they had specifically requested my presence.

Which meant they wanted something.

I couldn’t wait to find out what.

I’d gotten through my first week back home, after decades of traveling the world as a war correspondent, by solving a mystery at my mother’s Alzheimer’s care unit and putting away a killer. The next month had been filled with writing articles about those events. I was ready for a new mental challenge.

I already had enough of a physical one with PT and getting used to walking with a cane.

“Thanks for coming, Kate. We need your expert advice.” Joe Washington and his wife had helped with the nursing home investigation. Joe wore his white hair trimmed close to his head, forming a handsome contrast to his dark skin.

“Glad to help,” I said. “What’s up?”

The four men looked at each other. Dad nodded to one of them. “You start, Clarence. You were the first to notice something wrong.”

“We’re worried about our friend, Larry,” Clarence said. “His wife died last year, and he remarried in the spring. We have concerns about his new wife. She is very young, maybe your age.”

While I chuckled at the thought of being “very young” at 49, I had no desire to get involved in someone’s marriage, especially if his friends’ disapproval was only due to the age difference or loyalty to the old wife.

“At first, Larry seemed happy after he married Pamela,” Clarence said. “They went on a month-long honeymoon that must have cost a fortune. After they returned, I reminded Larry to revise his will if he wanted to make sure his children got some of his money. He agreed he would. That was the last time he seemed happy.”

The other men nodded.

“He hasn’t joined our coffee group in over two months,” Dad said. “Pamela says he’s getting dementia. She won’t let him leave the house.”

I could understand being protective of an ill spouse. As a younger wife, she might be embarrassed by her elderly husband’s infirmity. But when someone was old and sick, keeping him away from his friends wasn’t helpful. Was she overprotective and perhaps making bad decisions, or was something more serious happening?

“I’m glad to help if I can,” I said, “but I’m not sure how. You need to know if Larry is really suffering from memory problems, and if so, if he’s getting the right treatments.”

Joe leaned forward. “When you were investigating Sunshine Haven, you pretended to be writing a story so you could talk to the family members.”

“I could barely put it down.” – Sinclair Jayne, author, on Something Deadly on Desert Drive

Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for my newsletter. This collection includes a ten-page mystery short story set in the world of “The Accidental Detective” series, information about the series, and the first chapter of book 1. After that are three fun, short stories originally written for children. You’ll also get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café, and “22 recipes from the cat café.”

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the novels.

Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven was featured in the Albuquerque Journal! #mystery #BookBuzz #mysterynovel #BookRecommendation

Thanks to the Albuquerque Journal and David Steinberg for the great coverage of Something Shady at Sunshine Haven! Check out the article online here (go to section D).

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: The Accidental Detective Book 1

War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, Kate returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she's starting to feel her age (49), even though she's living like a teenager again: staying with her father, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still think of her as Kitty.

Seeing her mother in an Alzheimer's unit is the hardest part – until an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at that nursing home. Is a self-appointed "Angel of Mercy" killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won't fit.

If Kate can't uncover the truth, her mother could be next on the killer's list.

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven made Barnes & Noble's list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love! 

“I couldn't put it down. I loved her smart world traveler, foreign war correspondent heroine. I loved reading a story where the heroine is so fascinating, as fascinating to me as the mystery. This promises to be an exciting series and I can't wait for the next!" – Jane Porter on BookBub

“Kris Bock is my new favorite cozy mystery writer. I loved this book so much! I so related to Kate and her struggles to get back to her regular life. Can't wait for the next book in this series!” – Geri Krotow on BookBub

“I just LOVE your protagonist and the cast of characters that you built.” – Sinclair Jayne, author

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“Buckle up, because this book is a wild ride. An amazing start to a new mystery series.” -  BookBub reader review

“This is a page turner of a humorous, good clean mystery that once started had to be finished.” – GoodReads reader review

“I loved everything about the heroine.” – GoodReads reader review

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels

She writes for children as Chris Eboch, with over 100 books published.

 Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Cover Reveal! Complete Set Antonello Brothers Series @kayelleallen Three brothers. One missing mother. Not raised together, none of the brothers knows about the other. #SciFi #Romance #CoverReveal #BookTour

Complete Set Antonello Brothers Series

Snuggle up with the Antonello Brothers. This boxed set contains all five exciting stories in the science fiction romance series, plus links to three bonus books.

♥ A Stolen Heart - This child can steal anything. Including a warrior-pirate's heart...

♥ Bro - He can be invisible, but he can't hide from the truth...

♥ At the Mercy of Her Pleasure - She's addictive. He can't touch her. But what if he kissed her just once...

♥ For Women Only - His secret truth is her people's darkest lie...

♥ Crystal Clear Truth - How can you trust when your own truth is a lie...

Three brothers. One missing mother. Not raised together, none of the brothers knows about the other. That is, until fate brings the youngest into the life of a former warrior-pirate. From the moment Luc decides to intervene and save a frightened child, nothing in his life will ever be the same.


If you like science fiction romance on the sweeter side, have an ache for wounded heroes, and admire heroines who don't wait around to be rescued... The Antonello Brothers series is for you.


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Kayelle Allen writes stories with immortal gamers and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories, a US Navy veteran, and has been married so long she's tenured. Become a Tarthian Empire citizen (or an immortal) and help rule the Empire at Homeworld https://kayelleallen.com

Friday, May 6, 2022

Guest author Judy Reynolds shares Five Things to Know about CHILD OF MINE, book 1 in the Masonville small town #romance series. On sale for #99cents at Amazon May 6-20. #ContemporaryRomance

Thank you for hosting me and letting me tell you about my Masonville series. STRONG ENOUGH, the fourth and final book in the series will release on June 22, 2022, so I’m taking this opportunity to talk about the other books in the series as well.

From the beginning, I knew I wanted to write about overcoming problems and deep traumas, and I wanted to show how love might help heal those wounds—love from a romantic partner, of course, but also love from community, family, friends and even pets. And especially learning to love yourself. The characters in this series often come from a place of deep shame, and part of their healing is coming to believe that they are good, decent people who are worth loving.

In CHILD OF MINE, book one of the Masonville series, Lauren’s shame is that she becomes pregnant on the day of her husband Billy’s funeral when she sleeps with Billy’s older brother, Cole. Cole’s been her friend since they were teenagers, and they connected because of shared anguish and anger. But now that she’s pregnant, everyone in her small town assumes the baby is Billy’s. How can Lauren overcome her shame and tell the truth?

Lauren didn't intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband's funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she's not sorry. Cole's given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He's been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she's afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn't his.

Cole's been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother's. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren's heart ever be his?

Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

Here are Five Things You Need to Know About CHILD OF MINE:

1.    Cole and Lauren have known each other since they were teenagers when Cole tutored Lauren in chemistry. They stayed friends through the years, even after Lauren married Cole’s younger brother, Billy. And even though Cole has been in love with her all these years.

2.    Billy dies in a car accident, and Lauren comes back home to North Dakota to bury him. She’s angry and grief-stricken and filled with guilt. She had a terrible fight with her cheating husband before he died. Did their fight cause him to lose his concentration on that Georgia Interstate?

3.    Cole’s a veterinarian and Lauren is a bookkeeper. Cole helps Lauren get a job at his clinic as the receptionist/bookkeeper.

4.     Mia, a former girlfriend of Billy’s, also works at the veterinary clinic and is determined to cause trouble for Lauren.

5.    CHILD OF MINE is set in North Dakota. Though I live directly north of North Dakota on the other side of the 49th parallel, both areas are part of the Great Plains of North America. I’m a true lover of the prairie landscape. To me, the endless skies and vast vistas are awe inspiring. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s boring!

Excerpt:

Cole wrapped her in his arms. He held her securely, whispering reassurances. “It’s all right, Lauren. Don’t cry. It’s going to be okay, sweetheart.”

 

She clung to him, her face buried against his neck. How wonderful to be held, to be touched. It had been so long—

 

What was she doing? This was Cole, her friend. She pulled away from him. “I’m sorry.”

 

“You don’t have anything to apologize for.”

 

She turned away and tried to wipe the tears from her face. After she got her tears under control, she made herself smile at him. “Do you remember the homecoming dance? The time I tripped in my new high heels and sprained my ankle?”

 

“Of course I do. You couldn’t walk, so I carried you from the school gym to Billy’s car, and he drove you home. I remember you were a lot heavier than you looked.”

 

She swatted his shoulder, hiccupping laughter mixing with her tears. “Very funny. I was trying to make a point.”

 

He wiped the tears from her cheek with the pad of his thumb, his dark eyes full of tenderness. “So what was your point?”

 

“You’re a good friend. You’ve always been there every time I’ve needed you, and here you are again. Thank you.”

 

He stared into her eyes, but said nothing. She couldn’t look away. He continued to stroke her cheek with his thumb, the tiny caress acting like a balm to her battered heart. She placed her hand on his cheek.

 

 “Cole.”

 

They reached for each other in mutual need. He pulled her against his chest, his mouth descending on hers in a hungry, urgent kiss. She sighed against his mouth, and he brought her closer. He wants me. It had been so long since someone had wanted her. Only her.

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STRONG ENOUGH, book 4 in the Masonville series, is currently available for preorder. Have it automatically delivered to your ereader on June 22, 2022!

Charlotte Saunders has a full life—a rewarding career as a nurse, meaningful volunteer work at a dog shelter, and family, friends and pets she adores. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t forget the horrible event that’s haunted her for ten years.

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Damon Greyson now helps others who have suffered trauma. His experience and intuition alert him to trouble in Charlotte’s past, and he wants to help her, if only she’d let him.

As they work together to help veterans suffering from PTSD and neglected dogs needing loving homes, their feelings for each other deepen. But when the trauma from Charlotte’s past roars back to life, both are forced to confront their painful histories—or die trying.

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Author Bio:

Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to full-length contemporary romance, paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side.  She believes there’s nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.

When not writing up a storm or dealing with dust bunnies, Jana can be found pursuing hobbies such as golf (which she plays very badly) or reading (which she does much better).

Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren. You can reach her through her website at http://www.janarichards.com

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

99-cent sale on Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance! #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

99-cent sale on Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance! 

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is one of my favorite series of all time… I read this book in one sitting and loved it! Such a light and wonderful read.” – Nicole

Twenty-three years ago, Fiona gave up her baby when her teen fiancé abandoned her. A chance meeting with Sean, former tech company founder and now a barista, leads to a startling revelation: his coworker, Holly, looks like a younger version of Fiona. Sean helps Fiona through the emotional roller coaster of getting to know her grown up daughter. Fiona’s life is too complicated for romance, and Sean doesn’t want to get between mother and daughter. Still, something sparks between them. Should they stay just friends or risk their hearts?

The Furrever Friends Cat Café helps people find furry forever friends – and just might lead to romantic true love too.

Sean helps Fiona through the emotional roller coaster of getting to know the adult daughter she gave up for adoption. Should they stay just friends or risk their hearts?

“This story will hit home with anyone who has had to make hard decisions in their lives and have ever wondered what if? ... definitely a book well worth getting your hands on! Highly recommended.” – Mariel 

The Furrever Friends Cat Café helps people find furry forever friends – and just might lead to romantic true love too. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“Another Fantastic read by Kris Bock. This series is a great afternoon read. Glad this one was with an older couple. Very well written and the happy endings are believable.” – Jeanette 

Peek:

Holly was still alone when he reached her row. Her dark hair swung across her face as she dug through a backpack on the floor between her feet. She hadn’t noticed him yet.

This could be fun. Holly enjoyed his weird sense of humor.

Sean dropped into the seat next to her. “The raven flies at midnight,” he muttered out of the side of his mouth, as if they were spies meeting in an old movie.

The woman jerked up and twisted to stare at him.

It wasn’t Holly.

Sean’s face flamed. “Oh! Um. Sorry, I thought you were someone else. Wow, you really look like her. Except you’re a lot older.” He winced. “Not that you’re old.” Women could be sensitive about that kind of thing. “Only, I think she’s twenty-three, and you’re clearly …”

He trailed off. What would be least offensive? She was probably around forty, a good decade younger than he was, but if he guessed at that and overshot – or even if he was correct – she might still be hurt. For some reason, most women hated to look their age.

“Over thirty?” he suggested.

She kept staring. He couldn’t blame her. He was socially awkward at the best of times, so if he recognized how inappropriate he’d been, it must be bad. An attractive woman like her probably got all kinds of weird pickup lines.

Should he tell her he wasn’t hitting on her?

No. That usually went poorly, one way or the other.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 35-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.)


Monday, May 2, 2022

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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