Wednesday, May 22, 2019

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - What We Do For Love by Anne Pfeffer

What We Do For Love
by Anne Pfeffer
Publication date: May 21st 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary



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Thirty-eight year old Nicole Adams has given up on finding love. Instead, the single mother focuses on the things she cherishes most—her sixteen-year old son Justin, her friends, and her art.

When she convinces a prominent Los Angeles museum to feature a piece of her work, a large-scale installation, she thinks her life has finally turned a corner.


Then Justin brings a girl, Daniela, home to live with them. Daniela’s angry parents have thrown her out of the house, because she’s pregnant with Justin’s child. Shattered, Nicole takes Daniela in and, in so doing, is drawn into the inner circle of Daniela’s family—a frightening world of deceit and violence.


Nicole struggles to keep life going as normal. Forced to deal with people she doesn’t trust or like, fearful for the future of both her son and the grandchild they’re expecting, Nicole wonders if she can do what she tells Justin to do: always have faith in yourself and do the right thing.


READ MORE - WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - The Divorce Planner by Angela Lam

The Divorce Planner 

by Angela Lam 

Published by: The Wild Rose Press

Publication date: May 20th 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance




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When her daughter suggests Darcy Madison attend her ex-husband’s wedding, Darcy enlists the help of her colleague, divorce attorney Victor Costello, to pose as her dashing young date. But when Victor proposes to Darcy at the reception, Darcy forgets they are pretending and says, “Yes!” Between her false engagement to Victor and her daughter’s suggestion to have a double wedding, Darcy falls even further in the fantasy of being a blushing midlife bride. The longer the masquerade continues, the more Darcy starts to wonder what is love and can it last forever in a world where divorce is the only language she knows?

READ MORE . . . THE DIVORCE PLANNER . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . .

SPOTLIGHT - Sin & Discipline by Lily White

 Sin & Discipline 
by Lily White 
Cover Designer: Lily White 
Release Date: April 24th 2019 
Genre: New Adult Romance 



Lennon Carter first saw my face with his hand around my throat. Shock widened his eyes, starbursts of anger for what I'd done. That moment should have been the last of us; our beginning and end. Fate, it seems, had other plans. A dedicated musician, Lennon would become my mentor, my shadow, my protector and nightmare. We were two discordant notes that somehow blended with perfect harmony. Challenged to become a pianist as talented as him, I became Lennon's SIN, while he became my DISCIPLINE.

READ MORE . . . SIN & DISCIPLINE . . . 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

BOOK BLITZ - Ten Hours by Melissa Toppen

Ten Hours
by Melissa Toppen
Publication date: May 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



TEN HOURS- A STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE


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Ten hours…

That’s how much time we spent together.

How much time I got with the man whose bright eyes and sultry smile almost made me forget that I was sick.

Six hundred minutes…

That’s how long it took me to fall in love.

Thirty-six thousand seconds…

And then it was over. And all I wanted was more.

More seconds.
More minutes.
More hours.
More him.

Ten hours…

Such a small, insignificant amount of time.

Yet those ten hours changed everything.

READ MORE . . . TEN HOURS . . . GIVEAWAY . . . 

Monday, May 20, 2019

TOUR Audio - COZY MYSTERY - THE STIFF IN THE STUDY (The Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, #2) by Shéa MacLeod Narrator: Yvette Keller

THE STIFF IN THE STUDY
The Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, #2
by Shéa MacLeod
Narrator: Yvette Keller
Length: 4 hours 20 minutes
Release date: May 17th, 2017
Publisher: Shéa MacLeod
Genre: Cozy Mystery


Viola Roberts is at it again! The sleepy seaside town of Astoria, Oregon is the last place you'd expect to find a dead body. That is until the director of the local museum turns up dead in the study and Viola's friend, Portia, is accused of the crime. Viola ignores her looming deadline and bout of writer's block and sets out with her best friend, Cheryl, to solve the murder. From starting riots at local dive bars to breaking into crime scenes, Viola will stop at nothing to prove Portia innocent even if it means putting herself in the cross-hairs of the killer.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - FANTASY - Taken by the Phantom (The Phantom of the Academy, #1) by Isabella King

Taken by the Phantom
(The Phantom of the Academy, #1)
by Isabella King
Publication date: May 16th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance




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I’ve never felt at home at Juilliard. My stagefright always makes me choke when I’m under the spotlight, to my classmates’ delight. But when I’m dragged into a new world, to a new school—where singing is more than a talent, it’s magic—I can’t hide my voice anymore. This new power is tempting, but terrifying forces swirl around the kingdom of Cantus. Missing girls, rivals at my new academy, Rebels, demons slaying people in the street—and it all leads back to him. The mysterious, powerful Phantom, who lurks beneath the opera school and demands he be my teacher—a demand which soon grows into something deeper, darker. But if I want to survive this place, or have any hope of going home, I may have no choice but to give in to him… and all he desires.

READ MORE . . . TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM (The Phantom of the Academy, #1) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - HISTORICAL - The Strongman and the Mermaid by Kathleen Shoop

The Strongman and the Mermaid The Donora Story Collection, #2
by Kathleen Shoop
Publication Date: February 28th 2019
eBook & Paperback; 573 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga


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Myscowa, Poland—1910 
Once upon a time in tiny, rural Myscowa, Lukasz Musial competes in feats of strength against his lifelong nemesis to win passage to America. He leaves behind grinding poverty and despair, to seek the clear blue skies, and better life he sees on a postcard. Settled in Donora’s Polish community, Lukasz secures a coveted job in the wire mill, and is matched to marry Donora’s very own Polish princess. Life is set on course. The American Dream is nearly his. 

Donora, Pennsylvania—1910 
Mary Lancos is no princess. A tall, athletic girl who loves the water, she spends her days keeping house for families in town, digging coal out of a backyard seam and rowing her father across the Monongahela River for work. Mary is dependable, tenacious, and always ready to help when someone needs her. She dreams of a gas-heated home, a bedroom for each of her future children, and good meals on the table each night. To help make that happen Mary attends local dances, waiting for the few men who are taller than her to ask her to dance, hoping one of them is right for her. 

An unexpected Christmas Eve visitor brings bad luck, and Lukasz’s world crumbles. Meanwhile, tension grows at the Lancos home when money is short and Mary’s dreams clash with her parents’ old world expectations. Just when Mary and Lukasz are at their lowest, they find themselves under an odd pink moonlit sky and Lukasz rescues Mary from a fall into frigid river water. The attraction between them is sudden and consuming, turning the pair onto an unexpected path. With mounting disapproval from Mary’s parents, and increased pressure on Lukasz, they must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.

READ MORE . . . The Strongman and the Mermaid (The Donora Story Collection, #2) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - MYSTERY - The Contessa’s Brooch (Harmony Duprie Mysteries, #4) by P.J. MacLayne

The Contessa’s Brooch
(Harmony Duprie Mysteries, #4)
by P.J. MacLayne
Publication date: May 12th 2019
Genres: Adult, Mystery


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A firebug is stalking Oak Grove and internet researcher Harmony Duprie is on the case. It starts as a simple data analysis project for Police Chief Sorenson, but things get personal when the house she renovated is targeted.

The arsonist is in it for the glory, posting videos of his exploits on social media. So, Harmony calls for backup from her favorite computer hackers, Eli, Lando, and Scotty. Complications arise when Fiesker, a fire investigator with a chip on his shoulder, is brought in to unmask the culprit and put an end to the fires. Then there’s the mysterious emails being sent to the town’s firefighters. And who is leaving a trail of Celtic brooches behind?


Harmony finally gets a break when Jake, her ex, stumbles across information that might lead to the guilty party.


Can Eli, Lando and Scotty help Harmony track down the pyromaniac before someone gets hurt? Or, worse yet, killed?


READ MORE . . . THE CONTESSA''S BROOCH (Harmony Duprie Mysteries, #4) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - FANTASY - SOUL MATES (Soul Mates, #1) by Mira Crest

Soul Mates
(Soul Mates, #1)
by Mira Crest
Publication date: May 13th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance




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I’ve been broken. Time and again.

My body.

My heart.
My soul.

I’m tired of pretending I’m happy. Even when he makes it seem easy. But my heart is incapable of loving again.


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She thinks she can’t love.


That there is nothing left in her to give to anyone.


Especially me.



But I would give anything to love her. If only my demons can stay in the past.


READ MORE . . . SOUL MATES (Soul Mates, #1) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

Friday, May 17, 2019

SPOTLIGHT PROMO w/EXCERPT - PNR FANTASY - Gallowglass (Gallowglass, #1) by Jennifer Allis Provost


Gallowglass
Gallowglass, #1
by Jennifer Allis Provost
Publication Date: June 6th 2017
Publisher: Bellatrix Publishing 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Purchase Your Copy Today for Just $0.99!



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Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris—who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancée sued him for plagiarism—drinks his way across the British Isles.

In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.

As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert. 

Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?

READ MORE - PROMO w/EXCERPT - PNR FANTASY - Gallowglass  (Gallowglass, #1) & GIVEAWAY . . .

SPOTLIGHT - HISTORICAL MYSTERY - A Murderous Malady by Christine Trent

A Murderous Malady
by Christine Trent
Publication Date: May 7th 2019
Crooked Lane Books
Hardcover & eBook; 336 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery

For fans of Charles Todd and Deanna Raybourn comes Christine Trent’s second Florence Nightingale mystery. 


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Cholera has broken out in London, but Florence Nightingale has bigger problems when people begin dying of a far more intentional cause—murder. 

The London summer of 1854 is drawing to a close when a deadly outbreak of cholera grips the city. Florence Nightingale is back on the scene marshaling her nurses to help treat countless suffering patients at Middlesex Hospital as the disease tears through the Soho slums. But beyond the dangers of the disease, something even more evil is seeping through the ailing streets of London. 

It begins with an attack on the carriage of Florence’s friend, Elizabeth Herbert, wife to Secretary at War Sidney Herbert. Florence survives, but her coachman does not. Within hours, Sidney’s valet stumbles into the hospital, mutters a few cryptic words about the attack, and promptly dies from cholera. Frantic that an assassin is stalking his wife, Sidney enlists Florence’s help, who accepts but has little to go on save for the valet’s last words and a curious set of dice in his jacket pocket. Soon, the suspects are piling up faster than cholera victims, as there seems to be no end to the number of people who bear a grudge against the Herbert household. 

Now, Florence is in a race against time—not only to save the victims of a lethal disease, but to foil a murderer with a disturbingly sinister goal—in A Murderous Malady.

READ MORE . . . A Murderous Malady  . . .

Thursday, May 16, 2019

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - YA SUPERHERO - FRESHMAN SIDEKICK (High School Sidekick, #1) by Ron Tucker

Freshman Sidekick
(High School Sidekick, #1)
by Ron Tucker
Publication date: May 13th 2019
Genres: Superhero, Young Adult



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Robbie isn’t your normal high school student. He can teleport. And in King City, if you’ve got a superpower, that means you can sign up to be a sidekick, so he does just that.

Wanting to become a sidekick, and hopefully, a fully-fledged superhero one day has been all Robbie’s dreamed about. But like they always say, be careful what you wish for.


No sooner than his first day of high school, does the balancing act commence. Making time for his best friend? Finally getting to go out with his crush? Training with his superhero mentor? Not to mention, there’s a psychotic villain on the loose and his minion seems to want to kill him.


Yeah, high school can suck. Add superpowers to the mix and it can be downright deadly.


READ MORE . . . Freshman Sidekick (High School Sidekick, #1) . . .GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . .

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - YA DYSTOPIAN - THE RULE OF MANY (The Rule of One, #2) by Ashley Saunders


The Rule of Many
(The Rule of One, #2)
by Ashley Saunders
Publication date: May 7th 2019
Published by: Skyscape
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

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Born to a death sentence in a near-future America, rebellious sisters herald a revolution—if they can survive.

Twins Ava and Mira Goodwin defy the Rule of One simply by existing. The single-child law, ruthlessly enforced by Texas’s Governor Roth, has made the sisters famous fugitives and inspirations for the resurgent rebellion known as the Common.


But the relentless governor and his implacable Texas State Guard threaten that fragile hope, as Roth consolidates his power in a bid for ultimate authority.


As Ava and Mira relinquish the relative safety of their Canadian haven to stand against Roth, new allies arise: Owen, a gifted young programmer, impulsively abandons his comfortable life in a moment of compassion, while Zee, an abused labor camp escapee, finds new purpose in resistance.


The four will converge on Dallas for a reckoning with Roth, with nothing less than their destinies—and the promise of a future free from oppression—on the line.


Disobedience means death. But a life worth living demands rebellion.


READ MORE . . . THE RULE OF MANY (The Rule of One, #2) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . .

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - YA TIME-TRAVEL - TIMELESS SKY (Flightless Bird, #4) by Paulina Ulrich

Timeless Sky
(Flightless Bird #4)
by Paulina Ulrich
Publication date: May 15th 2019
Genres: Romance, Time-Travel, Young Adult



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When it all ends…

In the tumultuous world of time travel, Livy does her best to adjust to her new life and abilities. Livy and Gregory’s shared dreams have them searching for clues to piece together their lives. In time though, Livy discovers that her lifeline to Gregory isn’t as strong as she thought and she now faces an even worse fate. A voice only she can hear has started to follow her and one mistake could keep her locked permanently in the past.


When people close to her begin to disappear, she and Gregory are compelled to join forces with any allies they have left. With Amelia on the path of revenge, the Society of Seven on the brink, and Damon still missing, the lives of those around them are in jeopardy and not all will survive.


Time is running out. How long will forever last?


READ MORE . . . Timeless Sky (Flightless Bird #4) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SPOTLIGHT Audio w/INTERVIEW - THRILLER - THE ABDUCTION OF NELLY DON by Patrice Williams Marks Narrator: Clay Lomakyu


THE ABDUCTION OF NELLY DON
by Patrice Williams Marks
Narrator: Clay Lomakyu
Length: 4 hours and 49 minutes
Publisher: Circa Publishing
Released: December 9th 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller
Designs made by the real "NELLY DON"



During the Great Depression, high-profile kidnappings became more and more commonplace. On December 17, 1931, self-made millionaire fashion designer Nell Donnelly becomes the next casualty.

Senator Reed, a family friend, steps in to lead the investigation. Impatient with ineffective police efforts, he is willing to go to extraordinary measures. How extraordinary? How about enlisting the help of two of Kansas City's most notorious crime bosses. This deal with two devils may very well be Reed's downfall. But more importantly, will the involvement of hardened gangsters lead to Nell Donnelly's freedom or her demise?


READ MORE . . . THE ABDUCTION OF NELLY DON . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

TOUR w/EXCERPT - A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals, #3) by Alyssa Cole



A Prince on Paper
Reluctant Royals, #3
by Alyssa Cole
Publication Date: April 30th 2019
Publisher: Avon Impulse
GenreContemporary Romance




The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her…

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Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate.

For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him.

Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behind palace doors, they must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily-ever-after.

READ MORE . . . A PRINCE ON PAPER (Reluctant Royals, #3) . . . GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

SUSPENSE - COVERING OLLIE (On Call, #2) by Freya Barker

Covering Ollie
(On Call, #2) 
by Freya Barker 
Release Date: May 14th 2019 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Living in Durango, Colorado for the past eighteen years allowed Ollie Rizzo to build her own business and carve out a quiet existence for her and her teenage daughter. She’s used to going it alone. However, their new silver-haired neighbor might present a problem—not only is he handsome—he’s also Durango’s new chief of police; a complication she can’t afford.

For recently widowed Joe Benedetti, the job offer as Durango’s new chief of police came at the right time. With life, the new job, and his two young sons settling into a comfortable routine, he does his best to ignore the beautiful and intriguing woman across the street. Yet when he discovers she’s caught the attention of the FBI, there is no way he can stay away.

Their worlds collide with the appearance of FBI Special Agent Cruz Livingston. The agent has a warning to deliver, one that spins life in Durango out of control, giving Joe a crucial mission—keep Ollie alive.

READ MORE . . . COVERING OLLIE (On Call, #2) . . . REVIEW & GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . . 

MILITARY SUSPENSE - Shelter For Sharla (Bluegrass Bravery, #1) by Deanndra Hall

Shelter for Sharla 
Bluegrass Bravery, #1 
by Deanndra Hall 
Release Date: May 14th 2019 
Genre: Military Romance/ Romantic Suspense 


Welcome to La Tana del Lupo. It’s a deadly place to be.

The college student who shot and killed a Kentucky State Trooper on the side of the highway committed “suicide by cop”, and the bullet that ended her life came from Trigg County Sheriff Carter Melton’s gun. He wants some answers, and so does her beautiful, grief-stricken aunt, Sharla Barker. On top of being insistent that the Tamara Kent she knew would never kill an officer, Sharla’s also insistently pursuing Carter, and he’s definitely not playing hard to get. His battered, aching heart needs the forgiveness she offers him and the passion she ignites in him.

The medical examiner’s weird findings, an odd tattoo, and an even stranger on-campus rally prior to the shooting begin to point in a direction that Carter could never have imagined. Before he knows it, he’s working with San Antonio FBI Agent Cruz Livingston to uncover a threat never before seen in far western Kentucky. It’s a criminal element with only one thing on their minds—money—and they’re determined to find it. It’ll take multiple agencies and some help from a very unlikely source to bring the case to a close before someone dies in “The Den of the Wolf.”

READ MORE . . . SHELTER FOR SHARLA (Bluegrass Bravery, #1) . . . REVIEW & GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT . . .

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SPOTLIGHT Audio - YA SCI-FI - JAGUAR (Uncanny Valley Series, #3) by C.A. Gray Narrator: Melissa Williams


JAGUAR
Uncanny Valley Series, #3
by C.A. Gray
Narrator: Melissa Williams
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Released: September 14th 2018
Length: 9 hours 48 minutes
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

The Silver Six have blown the Renegades’ underground compound to bits, killing several of Rebecca’s best friends in the process - and to her horror, the boy Rebecca had convinced herself she loved for all these years was the one to betray them all. At the same time, General Specs, the company Liam was once slated to inherit, has developed a super intelligent robot called Jaguar which is quickly becoming godlike in her omniscience. As the remaining Renegades flee to their last bastion of safety in the Caribbean, Liam makes his way back to London, in a last ditch effort to convince his father to destroy Jaguar before it’s too late.
Rebecca, meanwhile, finally understands her own heart: she never loved Andy. He was merely a "safe" choice who would never require anything of her. Liam, on the other hand, exasperating as he was, had seen past her defenses. All of his teasing and provoking had been his attempt to get her to be real with him - but the more he made her feel, the further she had retreated. She had even substituted her companion bot Madeline for real, deep human friendships, and for the same reason: she’d been avoiding love to protect herself from another loss like the one she had experienced when her father was killed for the Renegades’ cause. Ironically, she only realizes this once Liam is on his way to a similar fate. But she’ll be damned if she lets him go without a fight.
This high stakes conclusion to the Uncanny Valley Trilogy envisions a world not too far off from our own, in which super intelligence is a reality, humanoid bots have supplanted human power and influence, and there are eyes watching and reporting our every move. If humanity is to survive, the Renegades will have to galvanize support across the globe, under the radar - and it will require every last bit of ingenuity they possess. But is attempting to outwit a super intelligent being really the answer? Or will it require something much more fundamentally human?
READ MORE . . . JAGUAR  (Uncanny Valley Series, #3) . . . GIVEAWAY . . .

TOUR Audio - COZY MYSTERY - THE CORPSE IN THE CABANA (The Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, #1) by Shéa MacLeod Narrator: Yvette Keller

THE CORPSE IN THE CABANA
The Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, #1
by Shéa MacLeod
Narrator: Yvette Keller
Length: 4 hours 47 minutes
Release date: August 29th 2016
Publisher: Shéa MacLeod
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Sassy, snarky Viola Roberts quit her boring accountant job to pursue her dream of writing novels, even if it meant eating ramen noodles every day. Now that her career has taken off, she's headed to a writers' conference at an exotic Florida resort complete with white-sand beaches and swaying palm trees, where she plans to lounge in the shade drinking frosty beverages with little umbrellas. And, of course, no sojourn to tropical climes would be complete without her boozy, wise-cracking best friend, Cheryl.

When Viola discovers the diva of the author world dead (as a doornail) of unnatural causes, the police immediately consider Viola their prime suspect. But when the head detective turns a gimlet eye on Viola's best friend, the author has had enough! Along with help from hunky fellow writer Lucas Salvatore, Viola is determined to ascertain who killed the corpse in the cabana before she or Cheryl winds up in jail. Or worse.

READ MORE . . . THE CORPSE IN THE CABANA (The Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries, #1) . . . GIVEAWAY . . .