Mystery Thriller Week Book: Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

Storm of Attraction (Willowdale, #1)Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 13, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NBWFWOX

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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

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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 www.mysterythrillerweek.com 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.

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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

 

 

 

 

#MTW PLANNING SESSION 11-3-16 AT 7:00 PM EST. FACEBOOK GROUP EVENT!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  BRING A FRIEND, ANOTHER WRITER, OR A FELLOW BLOGGER. WE NEED YOU!

 

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!

 

WHAT IS #MYSTERYTHRILLERWEEK? 

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.

CAN I JOIN IN? 

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.

I’M NEW HERE: WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? 

The official website is www.mysterythrillerweek.com. 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.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

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.

New Release: Book Review: Remember Me, by Bree Wolf

Remember Me: A Suspenseful Contemporary Romance (#1 Where There's Love Series)Remember Me: A Suspenseful Contemporary Romance by Bree Wolf

  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JJ0QQX6

 

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Book Review: An Affair to Remember, by Norma Budden

An Affair to Remember (Freedom in Love #1)An Affair to Remember by Norma Budden

  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Norma Budden; 2013 – 2 edition (September 17, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 17, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005NWQ5E0

 

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Book Review: New Release: Abandoned & Protected, by Bree Wolf

Abandoned & Protected: The Marquis' Tenacious Wife (Love's Second Chance Series Book 4)Abandoned & Protected: The Marquis’ Tenacious Wife by Bree Wolf

  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01J1P4064
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts

    The CollectorThe Collector by Nora Roberts

  • Print Length: 485 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FX7REI6
  • The Book Blurb:

    When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .
    Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession

    My Rating:

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    The Collector by Nora Roberts is a book that took me to one of my favorite subjects, missing antiques. Antiques that have a notorious history and a list of interested parties. The antiques in this story are my most favorite antiques to read about. Trust me I want to talk more about them, but I am one of those reviewers that hate a spoiler. I will just tell you it is yummy, delicious and beautiful antiques. After you read the book, email me and we can discuss!

    The police are curious about the nosy neighbor that saw a murder through binoculars. When she sees a woman die from her loaned apartment, she is drawn into a serious circle of the victim’s friends and family.

    Lila Emerson is a nomadic house-sitter. She is a professional and has quite a following. She doesn’t intrude in people’s lives, cabinets or personal spaces. As the deaths keep growing, the mysterious circumstances place fear into Lila. She becomes involved in the search for facts and clues when Ashton Archer becomes involved. He and Lila have quite the chemistry. Ash is an artist and he wants to paint her. She is a writer and a house-sitter.

    The playfulness of Lila is so enjoyable in this suspenseful book. I, like Ash think her brain is so clever and fun. I think I relate to her buckshot analogy.

    The plot is intricate and detailed. It is also so beautifully artistic. The words are so full of vibrant life befitting the writer and the artist that they are written for. I again am super impressed with the descriptiveness of Nora’s work. when she puts someone in danger, I was close to tears. It is so vivid.

    The villain in this story is so evilly demented. That murderer is the most chillingly, cold, and calculating person ever.

    As far as Ash and Lila are concerned. They are so lovable. Both are so real and funny together and comfortable with themselves. It is a rich lovely romantic story and compliments the suspense so well.

    Recommendation

    If you love romantic Suspense​, This is a wonderful book to sink your teeth into. The story is full bodied. The bad guys are BAD and the good guys are GOOD. This is another 5 star reading for me. I just loved it. This book reminds me why I have read so many Nora Roberts books.

    Where to Find: The Collector

    This book is available in many formats, Hardcover, paperback, Audiobook and Kindle. You can find it by clicking the links below.

    Book Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

    The Liar

    The Liar by Nora Roberts

    My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Print Length: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 14, 2015
  • Publication Date: April 14, 2015
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O2BKKZS


  • This Romantic Suspense by Nora Roberts reminds me how much I enjoy her suspenseful storytelling. Her characters have humor, personalities, and wonderful charm. This book is about a southern woman that has recently lost her husband in a boating accident. It is not long after the death that she begins to find out discrepancies in what his life. Missing money, secret procedures, and even a few more unusual revelations.

    The story grabbed me and left me impatient to read more about the confusing and potentially dangerous life of Shelby Foxworth. After she finds out that things are not as they seemed with him she returns to Tennessee. Back to her parents and siblings. It​ is not long after she arrives that she finds a contractor, Griffen. He keeps showing up around town. She is drawn to him and he is intent on making her notice him.

    Danger starts to rear its ugly head and people start being hurt. People start showing up with more tales of Richard, or whatever his real name is. There are several she has proof of. Then even more names crop up. There are allegations of his conduct that is even more hard to imagine. Shelby is just trying to take care of herself and her little girl. She is focused on getting rid of the debt his death left her accountable for. It is a huge financial headache. Then there are threats and more revelations force Shelby to re-evaluate her entire position in life. She has a daughter that she must keep safe. The book balances her willingness to help find out the troubling secrets and protect herself and her daughter.

    Griff is a great character. Griff is truly the stuff heroes are made of. A construction worker that loves what he does. He is very talented in refurbishing and creating masterpieces in the local homes. He finds himself wanting to make a commitment too fast and he can’t help himself. Griff is a friend of Forest, Shelby’s brother and he gets caught up in the police work. Something he never expected to happen. Forest, is a wonderful character too. He is loving to his sister even though he was angry at her for years because of her actions. that interaction was quite funny. There were many cleverly funny scenes. I love when Nora adds in humor. She does it so well.

    There are so many full bodied side characters and they add to the story one layer at a time until you feel a part of this town.

    The writing of the southern people in town is perfection. The little sayings and the actions of beauty queen runner-up​. These people could live in any southern town in several states. It is really fun to see the way the family interacts. It is really a great story. This is one of my favorite books by Nora Roberts. She knows exactly how to say things.

    The Liar can be purchased in Kindle. Hardcover, Paperback, and Audio Book format by clicking one of the links below.

    AudioBook Review: The Search by Nora Roberts

    The SearchThe Search by Nora Roberts

    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Overall *****
    Performance *****
    Story *****

    I just finished listening to the AudioBook of the Search by Nora Roberts and this is one intense read. I loved the teeter totter of danger, happiness, love and fear. The characters Fiona Bristow and Simon Doyle are hilarious which helps during the tense scary parts.

    Fiona is a dog trainer and works on the search and rescue canine team. Her dogs are brilliant and when Simon comes over with his unruly, ill mannered dog he sees that there might be hope for his truck eater. Simon is about ready to wash his hands of this overactive destructive dog. That is until Fiona helps him teach Jaws to be a smart puppy.

    It was so nice to see the dogs being trained over and above the typical obedience training. Search and rescue dogs have been trained with vocal and hand commands. They also use their noses to find missing people in large wildlife areas. That portion of the book was especially interesting to me as I love to see dogs performing more than basic skills.

    There was a serial killer that captured Fiona when she was younger and when she escaped from him, he stalked and killed her fiance. It has scarred her and made her more self reliant.It appears that someone is killing again in the same fashion as her would be killer. The original serial killer is in prison for life, thanks to her testimony. The new killer, this wanna be is making his way closer and closer to her. This new killer knows things about the first murderer that were never made public. It is a terrifying time for Fiona.

    On the personal side of Fiona’s life, she has not really opened her heart to anyone since her fiance’s death. She does however find something very enticing about Simon.

    The relationship that Fiona and Simon have made me laugh out loud on several occasions. Simon, who I love by the way, was so unwilling to have a woman or a dog in his life. So he had both woman and dog popping up in his life all through the story.

    Once again I have to acknowledge the great writing on Nora Roberts’ part. She as always, gave these two so much personality and background that you really got to know them.

    This is one of the best Nora Roberts books I have read. I have read a lot by her, as she is one of my most favorite authors.

    Her humor and her intensity are so well balanced that you feel like you have been through the gritty and grimy events with the main characters. The dogs were so on point. The dogs almost stole the book away from Fiona and Simon.

    Excellent story with a lot of intense moments and many creepy moments with a couple of serial killers.

    The narration of this story was amazingly well done. The Audible AudioBook was produced by Brilliance Audio.

    The intensity that Tany Eby brought to this story was unnerving. The characterization of each and every person was unique and perfectly matched to their personality.

    Simon had a careless voice that showed he was a humorous man with a casual approach to life. That was his character. Fiona had the voice of a professional leader, trainer. A voice that commanded and had great strength. The original serial killer had a creepy sing song voice that made my skin crawl. The current serial killer was just a voice that implied a desire to hurt people. To watch them suffer, spot on to his personality.

    The narration by Tanya Eby made this book a total 5 stars for me in each category. I had trouble sleeping after listening to this book. That is a 5 star AudioBook.

    The Search is available in Kindle as well as Paperback and through Audible on Amazon

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    Book Review: The Last Victim by Karen Robards

    The Last Victim (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #1)The Last Victim by Karen Robards
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is the start of the series and what an amazing series it is. This is the first book of the series and was published in 2012.

    Dr. Charlotte Stone is an expert on Serial Killers. She had escaped death from the serial killer called the Boardwalk Killer when she was a just teenager. She has been obsessed with figuring out what causes them to become serial killers ever sense. She had become a criminal pathology expert. She had been interviewing serial killers at prisons.

    Charlie is working with Michael Garland, a convicted serial killer, on the day he is murdered. Just at that moment of death his spirit attaches its self to her.

    Charlie tries not to get emotionally involved with the ghost, but he is a very attractive ghost, a sexy ghost. He teases her and tempts her and Charlie finds herself just too fascinated by him.

    I loved this book. I loved Michael and I kept reading the follow up books not only for the suspense and Charlie’s work with Tony Bartoli from the FBI. Tony is also a handsome man, but Charlie is more interested in Michael.

    I also wanted to know more about Michael,always wanting him to be innocent and come back to life.The blend of the paranormal and serial killers was a great blend. I love Karen Robard’s books. The books are fascinating.

    The Last Victim by Karen Robards is available on Kindle and in Paperback on Amazon.
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