Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz

Scheduled to Death (A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #2)Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Lyrical Underground (January 17, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160183666X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601836663

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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#MTW Mystery Thriller Week is Growing! Join Us Now :)


October 23, 2016, Benjamin Thomas asked what I thought  about emulating  #ComedybookWeek  with an event for Mystery and Thriller books. I was excited about the idea. We began to brainstorm and the picture of this huge event started coming together. A multi-platform blow-out event with authors, bloggers, and other media people working together to support this genre. Benjamin procured the site and we were off.

In just one day, we had several authors on board and a writing specialist willing to not just provide copies of her books, but provide a hands-on workshop for writers through the hour hosting project on Facebook. Rayne Hall has experience and is willing to share her knowledge live on Facebook.

Once we saw that there was genuine interest Benjamin recruited Sherrie Marshall onto the team. Sherrie was a great addition and has spearheaded some creative contest ideas for the week. She is working on the newest contest opportunity and is excited to be able to announce it very soon.

During planning meetings with those interested, we have come up with several contest themes and Andrew Christie and Jennifer Alderson are working together on those.

J. Schlenker has created a badge for the inaugural participants for posting on their blog and  websites.  It looks amazing on an email too.

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What else is needed to make this a huge success? Fans, bloggers, more authors, aspiring mystery thriller writers, aspiring narrators, and anyone that wants to learn writing skills technique from the best. So if you were inspired by the groovy badges, the potential to win the amazing contest prizes, to meet favorite and new authors, then Mystery Thriller Week is the place to be in February. Now is the time to sign up to enjoy all the perks and opportunities.

We already have some hard hitters in the blogging community and would love to see you added to the list along with Bookish WormyThe Blithering Bibliomaniacs, The Suspense Is Thrilling Me and over 30 more.

Let’s get you signed up now! Official Sign up .

Once you are a participating author or specialist, you can choose an hour that is convenient for you and host your own Facebook event. Making it as special as you would like.  It is your moment in the spotlight.


We will promote it with you and send out invitations to  make it a success. Invite all your fans in to meet with you and find new readers and fans at the same time. fb-thumb

Fans , authors, bloggers, Instagram reviewers, YouTube Vloggers, and podcasters join in the fun on Facebook Group and like the Facebook Page.

I hope you are inspired to join us, blast out announcements of the event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and personal blogs. Share this with all your fans and friends. Without each component, this will not be the success that it has the potential to be. Book reviewers check out the list of books available to read and review. There are audiobooks being provided by participating  authors and narrators like Jake Urry, the new voice in Thrillers and Mysteries.

Interviews are being scheduled and this could be your time to interview on of the almost 75 authors and specialists signed up thus far. Truly there is something for everyone. Feel free to ask questions. There is so much going on, it would take a massive blog post to cover it all.

I can’t wait to work with you all on #MTW!  mtw1clickhere





Authors Choose Your Hour For This #MysteryThrillerWeek Showcase!



Shine Mystery Thriller Experts Shine!

Mystery Thriller Expert Hour  is a live interactive hosting event that will run 24 hours a day during the #MysteryThrillerWeek. The events start February 12, 2017, and will conclude at midnight February 22, 2017. Choose the date and time that you want to shine.

Authors personally share your new book, book cover, book trailer, answer questions from your fans. This is your hour to promote your book. Hold a live chat, make a video and present it live during your hour. The floor is yours to do with as you choose.

Publishing experts can mentor  unpublished writers with hints and tips on getting published. Instruction on self-publishing as well as tips on finding an editor, agent, or publisher. Editing mentoring or your very own brand of special instruction. This is an opportunity for you to help those with what you know.

Unpublished writers share your work and build an audience. Mystery and thriller readers that are all looking for new writers to chill them and entertain them in their favorite genre. This is a golden chance to be “discovered.”

If you are daring, choose several different dates and times. Meet new readers, hold contests, give away some swag.

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As this is a Facebook Platform, you will need a Facebook account in order to host and participate. This is the perfect time to join the Facebook revolution if you have not already.  For more information on the #mysteryThrillerWeek, go to the official website and learn more about the opportunities. Then sign up.

Beloved reviewers, I have not forgotten you, check out the recent books for review page. This is how you can find those mystery and thriller books to review for #MysteryThrillerWeek.







Also  bring your social media ideas for 10 days of Mystery and Thriller goodness. We want to hear everyone’s ideas and thoughts. This is all about you, Mystery Thriller writers, Join in and get involved!



An annual event that celebrates the Mystery, Thriller genre. Welcome to all writers, published or unpublished. The first annual Kickoff week begins Feb.12, 2017!

From February 12, 2017, until February 22, 2017, Authors, writers, bloggers, interviewers, and fans will unite to share the latest and greatest traditional and Indie mystery and thriller books available.


Anyone that writes, blogs, reads, loves, and promotes mystery and thriller books can join in the fun.  In order to make this a success, we need participation from people willing to provide books to reviewers, bloggers to review these books, as well as interviewers who will allow us to get to know these amazing writers. Fans we need you to join in the events and meet and support these writers.


The official website is Sign up there, keep up with the events and see who all is involved. Sign up as a writer or a blogger there are plenty of opportunities fro everyone.


Pass the word along to other bloggers and writers.   Tweet hashtag #mysterythrillerweek and get others involved.  We are excited to be bringing this event to life and look forward to working with you.

Join us for a planning meeting on November 3, 2017, on Facebook. Join in here.

Book Review: New Release: Cream Puff Murder, by Sandi Scott

Cream Puff Murder: A Seagrass Sweets Cozy Mystery (Book 1)Cream Puff Murder: A Seagrass Sweets Cozy Mystery by Sandi Scott

  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Gratice Press (October 21, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 21, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M0573XA
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Calling all Mystery & Thriller Authors, Bloggers, and Fans!


    #MysteryThrillerWeek is being formally announced today. The 10-day event will begin on February 12 and run until February 22, 2017.  There will be author appearances on blogs, Facebook events. Book giveaways, reviews, and question and answer opportunities.

    It is not too early to sign up and join this joint event to promote Authors of these genres. The planning has begun and all that is missing is you.

    Authors:  Mystery, thriller, crime, true crime authors, fiction writers, this event is all about you. Sign up at the official Mystery Thriller Week site. There you will find  sign up sheets which will assure that your books and your brand are represented. Plan and host your own events live on the MysteryThrillerWeek Facebook page. Provide excerpts, giveaways, new releases, or write guest posts. If you are about to release your first novel, join us and build a fan base. This is the golden opportunity to get your name out in the public eye.  

    Bloggers:  Sign up at the official Mystery Thriller Week site. Choose an author or authors that you want to work with through book reviews, interviews, cover reveals, and more. Be creative, make this event your own. Promote and encourage new readers, fans, and hesitant purchasers to get to know more about the authors. 

    Fans:  Spread the news. Tweet #MysteryThrillerWeek often announcing the event and join in on as many events as you can.  This is the chance to share your ideas, chat with your favorite authors, and join us as we introduce new authors to you. 

    Want to know more about the event? Head over to the official site , Goodreads group, or join  us on Facebook and learn what is in store for the fans of Mysteries and Thrillers. 

    Remember to mention#MysteryThrillerWeek on Twitter and Facebook and get the momentum rolling.  If this sounds like something that you would like to participate in then contact us at or leave a comment on the website or Facebook page.  We would love to hear from you and get you signed up!  Contact us for more ideas and more support in this event.  Benjamin Thomas and I are here for you and look forward to having many others join in. 




    Book Review: Nightmare in Nantucket, by Hope Callaghan

    Nightmare in Nantucket (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 14)Nightmare in Nantucket by Hope Callaghan

  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LXF55VT
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: Miss Seeton Cracks the Case, by Hamilton Crane

    Miss Seeton Cracks the Case (Miss Seeton, #9)Miss Seeton Cracks the Case by Hamilton Crane

  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Farrago; 2 edition (August 25, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JDS09Z0
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: New Release Sweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mysteries Series by Hope Callaghan

    Sweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mysteries Series: 12 Book Box SetSweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mysteries Series: 12 Book Box Set by Hope Callaghan
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Sweet Southern Sleuths cozy Mystery Series is just a great collection of short stories that feature Loretta and Lacy Sweet. They are brought to the town of Misery Mississippi. After the death of a distance Aunt, they have inherited a home and a little side business. In book one they find a body in one of the trailers they now own and that begins their sleuthing adventures. Did I mention that they have the knack for solving mysteries?

    In the best most fun and laughable way they solve these mysteries. There is also Uncle Ichabod and he always adds to the mix nicely. I absolutely love the southern names of the characters. No matter how odd, they are genuinely southern. I even know someone named Vernice.

    These 12 stories are really a fun read and a really great collection.
    Book 1 is Teepees & Trailer Parks,
    Book 2 is Bag of Bones,
    Book 3 is Southern Stalker,
    Book 4 is Two Settle the Score,
    Book 5 Killer Road Trip,
    Book 6 is Pups in Peril,
    Book 7 is Dying to Get Married,
    Book 8 is Deadly Drive-In,
    Book 9 is Secrets of a Stranger,
    Book 10 is Library Lockdown,
    Book 11 is Vandals & Vigilantes,
    Book 12 is Fatal Frolic.

    The police even have noticed the sisters pinchon for finding bodies. There are small town mobsters and the police (especially Phil) are active and interesting to Loretta and Lacy. These mysteries are well written and fun to read. I loved being able to read twelve stories one after another.

    I enjoy the way Hope Callaghan writes. She writes so that you keep up with the mystery and still are surprised at the end result. These 12 stories are perfect for a quick read following the lives of the Sweet sisters.

    The box set of the Sweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mysteries is available through Kindle Unlimited and as a Kindle Edition on Amazon

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    New Release Book Review: Forget me Knot by Hope Callaghan

    Forget Me Knot (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 13)Forget Me Knot by Hope Callaghan
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is another book in the Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series and it is good. As always it is a fun adventure when Gloria and the Garden Girls get involved in a mystery. This is such a delightful mystery. With Brian suffering from amnesia due to a recent attack in town the girls have more invested in solving this mystery. I feel so badly for Andrea and Brian.

    The couple was happily planning their wedding until he is conked on the head. Once that happens he has amnesia. Not only that, but he is feeling pressured to remember by Andrea. He asks her to step back. Poor Andrea.

    There are two women that are competing to revive his memory with home made remedies. The remedies are not easy to stomach so the women are making things worse. It is such a fun filled cute book.

    A great fun read from Hope. She does mysteries like no one else. They are wholesome and just out and out fun. I am a huge fan of Hope Callaghan and her amazing mystery solver, Gloria . This is a new release and it is easy to read as a stand alone.

    The characters of course are developing in each book, but each book is easily read without knowing all of their history. But I would say that if you like this book, you will love the series. It is easy to love if you ask me.

    Hope Callaghan is from Michigan and writes several different series that are equally enjoyable. She lives in Florida now with her husband. Hope writes the Garden Girls mysteries, The Cruise Ship Christian Cozy Series and the Sweet Southern Sleuths Mysteries. You can contact her at Hope

    Forget me Knot by Hope Callaghan is available in both Paperback and on Kindle. It is available through KindleUnlimited at Amazon

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