The Mystery of Mysteries by Christina Hoag

What causes us to obsess about mysteries? See if Christina Hoag can solve that mystery.

Mystery Thriller Week

Amateur sleuths, hardboiled cops, private eyes, spooks and spies. We love them all. Mysteries and thrillers make up the second most popular genre of books after romance. Why are we as readers so drawn to these stories that plumb the dark recesses of human nature?

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Calling all Mystery thriller fans! The doors that have been firmly shut against inquisitive eyes are opening a crack and you can see what is in store for you. Come join the fun of being a Super Fan!

Mystery Thriller Week

super-fanIf you are already a fan of the Mystery Thriller genres, then you are in for a FAN-tastic surprise. Mystery Thriller Week is rolling out eleven fun-filled mysteriously thrilling days just for you! That’s one whole week and then some. We just couldn’t pack all the excitement into seven days. Beginning February 12th and running through February 22nd, 2017, MTW will engage you with online events around the clock 24/7. No matter what continent you hail from or which country you call home, rest assured that MTW plans to delight and thrill you with events, contests, book reviews, interviews, book excerpts, informative criminal and historical columns, book video trailers, blog tours, and live Facebook chat sessions with international best-selling authors. There will be mystery that thrills even the most selective palate.

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Book Review: Brain Teasers: 30 Interactive Brainteasers to Warm up your Brain by Puzzleland

Brain teasers: 30 Interactive Brainteasers to Warm up your Brain (Brain teasers, riddles & puzzles, puzzles & games)Brain teasers: 30 Interactive Brainteasers to Warm up your Brain by Puzzleland

    • Print Length: 95 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publication Date: July 18, 2015
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0121F21ZS

My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


My Review: 

Clever and fun

The simple word games were fun and when you saw the answers in the ones you couldn’t figure out they made perfect sense. It was a fun way to spend some alone time. I was quite happy when I got some right and was quick to laugh at the simplicity of the logic on the ones I missed. It was just as much fun to go over them a second time with my family to see how they fared. It was fun to see the ones I struggled over and they breezed through with the correct answer. It was also just as empowering to be able to say, “I got that one right.” This little fun book is really great for the entire family. Even the smaller children were interested in doing the math problems.A huge feature is that this book is perma-free on Amazon. I am ready to move on to book two. At least I think I am ready.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Here we are the day before Christmas. I am still sitting next to a stove with a roaring fire and am preparing for a day of cookie making excitement with the family.  I am thinking about the people I am not near this holiday and missing you. Yet, I am so excited to be sharing this holiday with Casey, Ken, Raevyndaun, Vykktoria, Vladmier, and Valerie.  This is a Christmas present that  I have been enjoying for two weeks and I am still having a blast.

Sure, I found the Frozen tundra plague and have been coughing and hacking to beat that band, but I also have had some beautiful children bringing me cups of tea and pb&j sandwiches in order to make me feel better.  That makes the cold tolerable.

My gifts to the family will bring even more opportunities for snuggling together and I can’t wait to share them with the children.  Even as I miss my little Sarah and the Alabama kids as well as Jacob and Nathan, I am truly having a wonderful time. My heart is full.


While I am here looking at a frozen Lake Michigan, and you are in another part of the world celebrating Christmas alone, know you are in my thoughts and my heart.


Snap chat holiday picture!


Merry Christmas everyone!  


#MysteryThrillerWeek February 12, 2017 – February 22, 2017

Paul Russell Parker III

Are you a fan of Mystery’s & Thriller’s?  There is a massive event called #MysterThrillerWeek, and it’s going on from February 12, 2017 to February 22, 2017.  You can check out the website to see what’s being offered.  This promotion offers a little bit of everything for readers, reviewers, bloggers, and authors.  There will be interviews, Q&A’s, giveaways, promotions, and freebies.

My novel, All In:  The Globe Trot Shuffle, will be free for a few days that week.  -PRP3 The Author

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Paul Russell Parker III

Before I get started, I’ll issue my disclaimer.  I received this title as an eBook when the Author ran an Amazon free day promotion.  I saw it offered and downloaded it on my own accord. The Author did not send me a copy to review, and did not request me to review his book.  A rating will follow this review on Goodreads and Amazon.

I don’t like reading a review that is basically the back cover blurb, or something that gives away too much of the story.  Personally, I like suspense.  I like to discover the details of the story as I read them. So, please enjoy this spoiler free book review!

I’m happy to announce that the first book I’m reviewing on my blog is a book called THEY’LL CALL IT TREASON by Jordon Greene.

THEY’LL CALL IT TREASON is a political thriller, and it does not disappoint.  You will see…

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MTW Write Hook – Contest Rules

Writers this is your golden opportunity! Whip out that pen and paper or that editor program and knock it out of the ballpark.! Join in the contest! The prizes are astounding!

Mystery Thriller Week


In fiction, three is a magic number: Three-Act Structure, Beginning-Middle-End, Three Plot Points, and Goal-Conflict-Resolution. Three is everywhere and must be grappled with by authors at every turn.

Mystery Thriller Week celebrates this intriguing phenomenon of three and invites you to submit a 300-word hook that will showcase your flexed writing muscle. A hook is what grabs the reader and snares him into reading the rest of a book. While there are many hooks throughout a book, this contest will focus on what should be the first page of a novel.

We want to read your best Write Hook! Enter Below!


  • 1st place winner receives written professional feedback of their 300-word submission and their choice of a Writer’s Craft series e-book from Rayne Hall, and an eBook Cover Design and Kindle Formatting from Eeva Lancaster, owner of The Book Khaleesi, and publication of their Write Hook submission on…

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MTW-Serial Killers

Serial Killers and what makes them Tick! Getting in the mood for MTW!

Creative Khristina

Welcome to my second blog on Serial Killers for the Mystery Thriller Week Event, coming soon from February 12th through the 22nd in 2017.  The book is called Expired Listings by author D.M. Barr.  You may or may not be able to decipher from the title that the main character is a realtor.

I mentioned in a post back in August that my mom used to be a real estate agent.  I was discussing the future, third install of my Undercover RomanceSeries, which has a very successful real estate agent as a character.  She’s not a serial killer, but used to be an independent prostitute.  Don’t worry.  All of my books have a death, or more, so someone is bound to die.

The word “bound” ties right in with D.M.’s description of her book “a psychological thriller with satiric, romantic and erotic elements (not erotica by any means).” …

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