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#BookTour #BookSpotlight All Dirty Secrets by Marian Lanouette

All the Dirty Secrets
A Jake Carrington Thriller #4
by Marian Lanouette
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Pub Date: 5/14/19
It’s a shocking blast from the past when homicide detective Jake
Carrington finds himself investigating the last woman he’d suspect
of murder . . .
Recovering from a stab wound to the gut, and dealing with the news that his
sister’s killer might beat the system, Lieutenant Jake Carrington
needs some downtime. But that’s cut short by a very sensitive case:
the murder of the police commissioner’s wife. The crime scene—a
dive hotel, complete with provocative, incriminating photos—suggests
the victim was having an affair. But Jake finds that hard to
believe—as hard to believe as the #1 suspect . . .
Jake hasn’t seen his high school sweetheart, Melinda Mastrianni, since
the day his sister, Eva, died. He’d turned down Eva’s request for
a ride so he could go see Melinda, and the guilt has never left him.
Now Melinda’s a local photographer, mostly shooting weddings and
graduations. Definitely not the kind of pics that led him to her
doorstep. But when Melinda disappears, and more prominent women turn
up dead, Jake will have to navigate through a twisted blackmailing
scheme to find out if the girl he once knew is long gone—or if
she’s a killer’s next target . . .
Tense and authentic—a suspenseful page-turner!” –Leo J. Maloney on All
the Pretty Brides
All the Pretty Brides
A Jake Carrington Thriller #3
Homicide detective Jake Carrington has an engagement that can’t wait
—with a killer.
Haunted by the murder of his sister, Lieutenant Jake Carrington struggles to
control his personal demons as he stands over the brutalized body of
a young woman found dead on the railroad tracks. The victim
disappeared on July 6th, the fifth woman in as many years to go
missing on that date. The fifth happy bride-to-be. The only one whose
body has turned up.
Soon the killer is sending personal messages to Jake. They refer to an
unidentified brother he believes Jake hates as much as he does. With
his partner distracted by turmoil at home, Jake is on his own. Drawn
deeper and deeper into a murderous family feud, his mission is to
find out who the killer’s brother is—and stop him before another
innocent woman’s life is cut tragically short.
Tense and authentic—a suspenseful page-turner!”
Leo J. Maloney
All the Hidden Sins
A Jake Carrington Thriller #2
When it comes to crime, homicide detective Jake Carrington plays for high stakes . . .
Assigned a missing persons case, Lieutenant Jake Carrington investigates a local Mob
boss. The trail goes cold, but the Mafioso isn’t taking any
chances, and soon the heat turns up from another quarter. Turns out
there’s more than one dangerous suspect . . .
Kyra Russell is drop-dead gorgeous and Jake is only human. But despite their mutual
attraction, Jake’s suspicion deepens when he learns about her
gambling problem—an addiction that cost her both husband and son.
Even more disturbing is Kyra’s day job. She runs a crematorium—and
it’s tied to the Mob. Now Jake will have to navigate a firestorm of
treachery to get to the truth . . .
All the Deadly Lies
A Jake Carrington Thriller #1
Homicide detective Jake Carrington takes murder personally…
The victim was bludgeoned, stripped, and left for dead. Shanna Wagner
deserves justice—and there’s no better cop than Lieutenant Jake
Carrington to find her killer. The brutality of the crime reminds
Jake of his sister’s murder seventeen years ago, and the
remorseless man responsible, now up for parole.
Then another woman is killed—and Jake goes dangerously close to the
edge. He’ll have to face his personal demons and focus his
formidable skills if he hopes to stop a vicious murderer from
striking again—and hold on to his career, and his life . . .
A self-described tough blonde from Brooklyn, Marian Lanouette
grew up as one of 10 children. As far back as she can remember,
Marian loved to read. She was especially intrigued by the
Daily
News
crime reports. Tragically, someone she knew was murdered.
The killer was never found. Her Jake Carrington thrillers are
informed by her admiration for police work, her experience in running
a crematorium, and her desire to write books where good prevails,
even in the darkest times. Marian lives in New England with her husband.
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#BookTour #BookSpotlight It Ends Here by Willow Rose

It Ends Here
Rebekka Franck Book 10
by Willow Rose
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Every Parent’s Worst Fear!

Inspired by a true story!
She thought it would be okay.
She thought her son would be fine if she left him in the car.
It was after all just for a few minutes while she went to grab something
at the store. It was no big deal. But when Mrs. Cunningham came back
out from the store, the car was empty, and her 5-year-old boy was gone.
In a town filled with dark secrets, who will you dare to believe?
Reporter Rebekka Franck is traveling to central Florida to interview a famous
author when the body of a young boy turns up inside an abandoned house.
The death of the boy leaves the small town of Webster horror-stricken.
Forty years ago, another little boy was found killed in that exact same
house.
Now they are all asking themselves: Will it end here?
As Rebekka Franck digs deep into the story, she realizes this town is
harboring a lot of secrets that some people will go to extremes to
keep hidden.
This highly anticipated and exhilarating new chapter in the Bestselling
Rebekka Franck Mystery series,IT ENDS HERE, is a stand-alone
mystery. It serves up a double dose of nail-biting, chilling
suspense, twists, and shocking revelations as only #1 Amazon
bestselling author Willow Rose can. This mystery is determined to
terrify you. No one is more addicting than the Queen of Scream.
TheQueen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 60 novels.
She writes Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Horror,
Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.
Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won’t
see coming. Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 10 of
ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada. She has sold more than three
million books.
Willow lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters.
When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and
watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
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#BookTour #SneakPeek Demon Vankil by Jaime Buckley

Demoni Vankil
Hobin Luckyfelller’s Fieldguide Book 1
by Jaime Buckley
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

An ancient puzzle box.

Fourteen letters.

A Council of Whispers.

and a clerk.

Discover the 700 year old secret millions died to protect.

Goodreads members call this book, “Surprising,” “Emotional,” “Fantastic,” and, “…one of the best love stories I have ever read.” With an average rating of 5 Stars, “…you’ve got me hooked in a way that I can’t shake.”

I must dedicate part of this review to the author, Jaime Buckley. This guy is a genius. The effort and heart he has obviously put into his work, the characters and this world is mind-blowing.” – Jennifer, UK

The pacing of this book was perfect! As I said, it’s only a short story, and sometimes it’s difficult to get the pacing right in short stories, however Mr. Buckley gets the pacing spot on! I found myself wanting to know more before I had even finished the chapter I was on!” – Heather, AU

I’ve read plenty of books that have gnomes IN them, but having one for the main character was not only new, but this was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve ever read.” – Leilani, USA

This book has all of the qualities of a great mystery and a great fantasy molded together into a wonderful story. As a mystery and fantasy junkie, I couldn’t be more thrilled that those genres were combined!” – Kaitlyn, USA

I would have thought it well worth reading just for the finale.” – Shadowlantern, USA

I was able to connect with the characters so well, Jaime’s writings have a way to bring out emotions ( good and bad) that make you feel that you know and care for the people yourreading about in the book.” – Jeremiah, USA

Experience the wonders of this fictional world at https://wantedhero.com

Shaking it lightly, I could still hear the loose piece inside. Never did figure out how to open it. Adjusting the cybernetic implant in my left eye, I examined the box more thoroughly. The craftsmanship was extraordinary. Evolu make, would be my guess. It almost looked like the box was grown from a single plant, the mark of a true master’s hand. There were small symbols, almost invisible, hidden in the very knots of the wood, but not ones I could identify. These were new to me.
If I slide the carved shapes in the right combination, it should open. Well, nearly a week and more than a hundred attempts later…the lid slid open. The puzzle was solved.
…or so I thought.
Contained inside was a set of letters. Fourteen in all, neatly folded and stacked together tied with a simple blue ribbon. Setting the box aside, I untied the bow and lightly examined the letters with the end of a pencil, careful not to let the oils of my skin mar their surface. The two top letters were deeply creased, worn and lightly stained, while the other twelve were crisp, showing minimal wear. Actually, they looked as if they could have been written yesterday. Fascinating.
I would soon discover that the answers to the greatest mystery of my career had been in my possession for decades…
Jaime Buckley is an Author of YA Fantasy, a Professional illustrator &
father of 12.
He’s earned the titles of Author, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Game Designer, Dragon
Lord, King Maker, Monster Hunter, Sliver Slayer, Trainer of Heroes,
Breaker of Bridges, Smoker of Meats, Sucker of Slurpees, World
Builder and Elf Friend(ish). He’s also been known as Dad, Daddy,
Poppa, Papa Bear, Grandpa, ‘sweetie’ and ‘Heya Gorgeous’
(though that last title is used solely by his wife).
Jaime currently holds Bob’s Book of World Records for sucking 42
raspberry Jell-O cubes through a straw in 90 seconds…and continues
to defend his Clockworks record for back to back arm wrestling wins
(97.8 gnomes). He’s always wanted to be a member of the Green Lantern
Corps, but they rejected his application.
Apparently, they don’t have spandex suits in 5XL (their loss).
Aside from marrying his darling wife and being a father to 12 very cool
(and properly raised) children, Wanted Hero and Worldbuilding Inc are
his favorite projects to date.
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Book Review: The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio

Title: The Beautiful Strangers

Author: Camille Di Maio

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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A beautifully written story about dreams coming true and a hotel’s mystery.

Kate Morgan works at her family’s restaurant bored with the everyday hustle and bustle. She dreams of one day working on a film set. Her grandfather keeps her dream alive by convincing her to take a leap of faith. He asked her to do one thing to find the beautiful stranger. Kate has no clue who that is or where to find him or her.

Kate is a character easy to care for as well as her grandfather and the Dementia he is fighting. Reading this book, I wanted Kate to succeed in finding the beautiful stranger, not for herself, but for her grandfather. It is a story that touches your heart. I enjoyed Kate going for her dream and meeting Sean who helped her.

I figured out the connection between Kate, her grandfather and the beautiful stranger early, but it was still exciting to get to those parts in the in the store. It just felt like the mystery element of the story dragged on.

My favorite parts of the book where the flashbacks told by the beautiful stranger. Having read previous books by this author, the Beautiful Stranger is now my favorite. I recommend this book to those who like historical fiction and mystery stories.

*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.