Award and After Party for Mystery Thriller Week

Last night I was up with so many of the authors, bloggers, fans, readers, experts and organizers of the Mystery Thriller Week.  After 4 months of planning, 11 days of reviews, guest posts, interview posting, and hosting live events, the week came to a close.

Did we learn a lot during this colossal event? Yes! We did!

  1. If you built it, they will come, bringing books, reviews, interviews, and laughter.
  2.  You can never laugh at your own mistakes enough.
  3. Authors and bloggers love a good party together.
  4. Guests look better in Armani, Oscar De La Renta, and other designers clothing.
  5. Champagne flows like champagne.
  6. You can never have enough trailers in a screening room.
  7. No one wants to the party to end.

 

The party began at 10:00 pm and the red carpet started filling up at about 9:30. There was crush at the auditorium door but everyone made it in safely. The ushers were able to get everyone seated just as the event began at Ten on the dot. With the awards being presented and the crowd’s participation, the party feeling was momentous.

Awards make the event even better: Here are the night’s events and their award.  Congratulations to all the winners!  You all looked amazing.

There was a lovely testimonial presentation after the prizes were awarded during four random drawings.  Thanks go out to all the generous donors of the books, eBooks, audiobooks and prizes.  Special thanks to the ones that took a moment to tell the organizers how much they enjoyed the week.  (all 11 days of it)

The finale was a short video featuring bloopers featuring the exhausted organizers and their not too brilliant decisions and antics.

If you are on Facebook check out the videos and the celebration at the group Mystery Thriller Week Annual Event.

MTW  daily winners

MTW author registration 2018

MTW Blogger / reviewer registration 2018

MTW Super Fan registration 2018 

Don’t worry MTW is not forgotten, it is in hibernation but will be sticking it’s dinosaur nose up on occasion. After all, this big boy is hard to keep under wraps.  I hope you had as much fun as I did and can not wait to be a part of it again.  The only thing missing from the party, was you.

 

 

 

Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: A Cat Will Play by M. Duda

A Cat Will PlayA Cat Will Play by M. Duda

  • Series: Shadow Book
  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Michael\Duda; 1 edition (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098636472X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986364723

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mystery Thriller Review: As Trees Turned Away by David Duane Kummer

As Trees Turned Away

As Trees Turned Away by David Duane Kummer

  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X002J9C

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: A Dangerous Deception by Maggi Andersen

A Dangerous DeceptionA Dangerous Deception by Maggi Andersen

  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Knox Robinson Publishing (October 23, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M9EYC18

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Bedtime for Seneca by M. Duda

Bedtime for SenecaBedtime for Seneca by M. Duda

  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Michael\Duda; 1 edition (March 16, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986364703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986364709

 

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Seeds of Reason by Gavin Mills

Seed of ReasonSeed of Reason by Gavin Mills

  • Print Length: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Gavin Mills; 1 edition (October 8, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 8, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M2USAR2
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta

    Wings of Mayhem (The Mayhem Series Book 1)Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta

    • Series: Mayhem (Book 1)
    • Paperback
    • Publisher: Crossroad Press (November 13, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1941408907
    • ISBN-13: 978-1941408902

     

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Blizzard by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard

    Blizzard

    Blizzard by H.W. “Buzz” Bernard

     

    • Paperback: 226 pages
    • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (February 16, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1611945933
    • ISBN-13: 978-1611945935

     

    My Rating ♥♥♥♥♥

    My Review: 

    Another environmental disaster book by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard that kept me glued to my kindle all night long. It is well written and kept me wondering how much could one area stand. As a southerner, I understood the impact of this blizzard.

    This book really was adventurous and kept me entertained and physically cold all while reading. The feeling of this disaster was so well told and so aptly described I truly was pulled into the realism of the storm.

    There are sub-plots going on that are just as interesting as the storm. The dynamic between employer and employee comes into play in several of these subplots and added a deeper dimension to the story.

    This was my second book by H.W. Buzz Bernard and I found this one just as entertaining and thrilling as the first, Cascadia. I might have read them in reverse order it did nothing to ruin the experience. The story telling was superb and I find that I really enjoy the way that Buzz Bernard writes. He keeps you guessing about some things while laying out every event on a straight and calculated path. Taking you through each hair-raising or chill bump causing activity.

    With my keen eye and thriller focused mind, I was able to find a delicious easter egg that made me laugh out loud. It was cleverly placed in a most unexpected situation. I loved it.  I do not always find one but I was quite pleased that I stumbled upon this one.  What a fun thing for Mr. Bernard to do.

    I became curious about the heart and mind of the characters as they wound their way into a blizzard. The decisions that were made and the reasons gave me quite a lot to think about as I read.  Deep thinking while reading is a pleasant way to spend an evening. It does slow down the reading, but you find yourself getting more out of the story by understanding or attempting to understand the characters.  A lot of interesting questions and a lot of soul searching for my own answers.  More than I expected from a disaster book.

    I am posting this review during Mystery Thriller Week and was provided a copy by the publishers through NetGalley in order to provide an honest review for this annual event.

    I can’t recommend this book enough. It is well laid out, well planned and then a blizzard arrives. Nothing is quite the same after those first few tiny snowflakes.

    Where can you find: Blizzard:

    This environmentally explosive thriller is available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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    Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: The Praying Nun – A Slave Shipwreck Saga by Michael Smorenburg

    The Praying Nun - A Slave Shipwreck SagaThe Praying Nun – A Slave Shipwreck Saga by Michael Smorenburg
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    I read this book in the one sitting. It was so well told and so energetic from the very first sentence throughout. There is a beauty in the story. The beauty of being underwater, seeing something that just can’t be. The beauty of the fear of running out of oxygen. All beautifully told and yet, I was sitting on the edge of my seat as they raced against air loss and powerful storms.

    The first part of this two-part book deals with modern times and the search for treasures and artifacts on the ocean floor in the oceans off of South Africa. Jacques and his friend are diving for wreckage when they both discover something unusual. From that moment on, it was a race against time, the military, and the government.

    The second part tells the perilous journey that slaves were taken on with no free will of their own and no consideration for their safety. Meeting the ones that in the days of slave traders take a ship full of humans and sail into dangerous water.

    This is a book that anyone that loves treasures, history, and adventure needs to read. A great quick read.
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    Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: The Mad Hatter by Yvonne Mason

    The Mad HatterThe Mad Hatter by Yvonne Mason

    • Print Length: 169 pages
    • Publisher: Dressing Your Book (October 13, 2015)
    • Publication Date: October 13, 2015
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B016NG7PC0

     

     

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

     

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