2015/01/30

Whiskey Witches - Book Review

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WW-S1-6Detective Paige Whiskey comes from a long line of witches. They may not all be the most powerful, but they are outspoken and supportive of their community. She alone has no gifts. She can’t summon fire, can’t read minds. She knows the arcane. She’s studied it. That, along with her connection to the Whiskey Witches, lands her some pretty strange cases.

Like the sacrificial murders of St. Francisville, Louisiana. There’s a killer on the loose, choosing people in a vain attempt to raise a demon. Not just any demon, though. A man born long ago, made a demon in order to protect the Gate to Hell.

Together with demon hunter, Dexx Colt, her kitchen-witch grandmother, and her paranormal investigator brother-in-law, they unravel a conspiracy far bigger than a few simple murders, and re-discover Paige’s gift.

She’s a demon summoner and she’s key to the killer’s plan.

Review:

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

As I do not often read paranormal type books, I was hesitant about this one.  I must say I was pleasantly surprised.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Whiskey Witches.

I will say I do enjoy mysteries and those type of books so I was curious about this one, just unsure about the paranormal aspect of it.  It is well-written though and having demons, angels, witches, and all in the story did not detract from it.

The book is written in a series of episodes.  I found that after the first one I was hooked.  I could not wait to pick it back up to learn what was going to happen next to Paige and Dexx.  You will have to keep an open mind about how humans perceive demons and angels.  The author has written them in somewhat nontraditional roles.  But Paige is a strong character as is Dexx and I really felt pulled into their lives.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good paranormal murder mystery.  I enjoyed reading it and I believe most anyone else would as well. 

 

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Meet the Author:

SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you’re willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation.

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.

She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

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2015/01/28

White Night - Book Blast, Tour, and Giveaway

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White Night BookCover croppedJoanna Anderson Campbell lived the perfect life ... loving daughter and sister, loyal friend, faithful wife, and devoted mother. She was happy and content. What more could she have asked for? Life could not have been better. At least ... that's what she believed. Until she died. Can death teach the most valuable lessons about life? Jo Campbell is about to find out.


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About the author:
Kathi - White Night Author PicKathi Haacke Morehead makes her fiction debut with WHITE NIGHT. She is the author of HEART BLEED: Letting go and stanching the flow, and THE BEST FROM THE CHEAP SEATS. She has also written numerous articles for Mind Body Green, and Boomeon. She also blogs daily at A View From the Cheap Seats Today. Kathi lives in Brunswick with her husband Dave and their four finicky felines. Her motto is "love and laugh!"


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2015/01/20

A Groovy Kind of Love - Book Excerpt and Giveaway

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A-Groovy-Kind-of-Love-800 Cover reveal and PromotionalUptight British lit lover meets a free spirit at a book club and his world is turned upside down!
After placating to his father’s demands that he play Little League baseball and major in computer programming in college rather than his beloved English literature, Thaddeus assumed that several years into his career, he would finally get some peace and quiet.

Then he met Spring Pearson, the younger, free-spirited daughter of Hippie parents, at a book club meeting. Instantly smitten, Thaddeus finally worked up the courage to ask Spring out. But will an old college pinkie-swear promise Spring made fifteen years ago get in the way of this bibliophilic romance?

”A Groovy Kind of Love” is the third and final installment of Karen Wojcik Berner’s Bibliophiles series. Written as stand-alone novels, each book focuses on one or two members of a fictional suburban classics book club, revealing their personal stories while the group explores tales spun by the masters.

 

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Excerpt:

Breakfast for dinner was a common occurrence in the Pearson household and, conversely, pizza for breakfast. “How else can we forge through the monotony, little chick?” 
Her father handed her a slice of veggie pizza. “One day, you’ll understand.”
“Did you sign my field-trip permission slip?” Spring asked her mother, then took a bite.
“What slip?” A circle of smoke floated above her head as the familiar scent of patchouli filled the apartment. She passed a joint to her husband, who toked then chased it with orange juice.
“Ah, the breakfast of champions. Where are you going, little chick?”
“The Field Museum.” She searched through drawers and piles of mail. “What did you do with it? If I don’t find that slip, I’m going to have to sit, basically, in in-school detention while the rest of the class gets to see the tomb of Unis-Ankh.”
“Eunice? Why would anyone go on a field trip to see my old college roommate?”
Spring didn’t bother explaining to her mother that Unis-Ankh was the son of the last pharaoh of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty.
“Hey, little chick.” Her father pulled something out from underneath a stack of newspapers. “What’s this?”
“That’s it!” She ran to get a pen. “Dad, sign this, please.”
“Hey, Sunshine. I should sign it ‘Raindancer.’ That would be a trip.” The parents laughed.
“Just write Bob Pearson,” she pleaded, having only ten minutes to finish her slice of pizza and get to the bus stop. He autographed it with a flourish. “Here you go.”
Spring snatched the permission slip, shoved it in her backpack, and ran out the door. All the responsibility heaped upon her tiny shoulders weighed Spring Pearson down. The nurse once thought she was malnourished because of the dark circles under her eyes and because she was shorter and of less poundage than the average sixth grader. It turned out she hadn’t been sleeping well after staying up longer than she should have to read Jane Eyre, another slight, misunderstood girl.




Karen - groovyAuthor Bio:

Karen Wojcik Berner writes contemporary women’s fiction, including the Amazon best-selling series, the Bibliophiles. An award-winning journalist, her work has appeared in several magazines, newspapers, and blogs,
including the Chicago Tribune, Writer Unboxed, Women's Fiction Writers, and Fresh Fiction. She currently serves on the Author Council of LoveToReadEbooks.com and is a member of the Chicago Writers’ Association.

When not writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her youngest’s football or lacrosse games, discussing the Celts with the oldest, or snuggling into a favorite reading chair with a good book and some tea.
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