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5.27.2020

Murder by Perfection ~ Review



Murder by Perfection
Thorny Rose Mystery #3
By Lauren Carr
Read by Mike Alger

For Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday marriage is not a easy with their schedules conflicting. But they are determined to take time out for them - but when Murphy is given an assignment on "date night" Jessica is less than thrilled. Who wants to take part in a couple's cooking class instead of having a romantic date at home? But a murder investigation is riding on what Murphy can uncover.

But Murphy goes missing and the gourmet cooking instructor is brutally murdered. With time ticking down Murphy's father Joshua and his twin brother JJ soon join Jessica and Tristan as they comb through clues. Is Murphy's disappearance related to the murder he was investigating? And even more troubling who could take down a Phantom?

This is one who-dun-it that will leave you wondering just who did what to whom. This is the first that I've read anything in which JJ was more than a mention and some of the scenes with him are quite entertaining. And one just can't help but be amused whenever Nigel is in a scene - the Thornton/Faraday "butler".

This is not a cozy mystery or a gentle read and is most definitely in the PG category for violence and suggestive scenes. But if your taste in books runs towards mystery, suspense, and murder you will devour this book! There are suspects aplenty and a few characters that one just can't help disliking. The narration is well presented by Mike Alger. There is no drag and it progresses at a good pace for the 8-1/2 hour reading, good for a long commute or just eye-resting listening enjoyment.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.
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"The plot was original, fresh and fast-paced in spite of the "traditional elements" employed, which can normally be found in any other thriller of this genre. The USP of this story would be its unpredictability. When you think you have it all guessed up, the plot would change its course, keeping you hooked. There were a lot of suspense twists and turns that kept the momentum up. Needless to say, the writing was simply perfect. One thing that the writer needs to be lauded for is the humor she inculcated in the book. Minus those humorous parts, the book would have been one serious read." - Reviewer: Book and Ink

Join us for this tour from May 4 to June 5, 2020!



Murder by Perfection is a wonderful read and a perfect to escape from the challenges of a busy day. Danger, intrigue, humor, and love all take their turn in this tale which will keep you reading into the wee hours." Review by Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn

 Book Description:

Beware: Perfection has a dark side!

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a a couple's gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford―the model of perfection in looks, home, and business.

When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford's life to discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.


Buy the Book:
Audible ~ Amazon
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Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr's seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram


Tour Schedule:
May 4 - Hall Ways Blog - series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 – She Just Loves Books – series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 - Elizabeth McKenna – Author – series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 4 – Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of Kill and Run
May 5 - Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder
May 6 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 6 - Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 7 - A Mama's Corner of the World – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 8 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 11 - Locks, Hooks and Books – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 11 - Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 11 - Merlot Et mots –book review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 12 - Laura's Interests – series spotlight/giveaway
May 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 13 - Mowgli with a book – series spotlight/author interview
May 13 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 13 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 13 -
Lamon Reviews - series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 14 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books – series spotlight
May 18 - Merlot Et mots –book review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 19 - Rosepoint Publishing – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 20 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight/giveaway
May 20 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 20 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 21 - Books for Books – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 21 - La libreria di Beppe - series spotlight/giveaway
May 22 – fundinmental – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 25 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Murder By Perfection/giveaway
May 25 - Merlot Et mots –book review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 25 - T's Stuff – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 26 - Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews – series spotlight/giveaway
May 27 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May  27 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 27 - Books for Books – series spotlight
May 28 - Bookish Quest – series spotlight/author interview/ giveaway
May 29 - Mystery Suspense Reviews – series spotlight/guest post
Jun 1 - Merlot Et mots –book review of The Nutcracker Conspiracy/guest post/giveaway
Jun 1 - Thoughts in Progress – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 2 - Svetlana's reads and views – series spotlight
Jun 2 - Kristin's Novel Café – series spotlight
Jun 3 - Buried Under Books – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 3 - Blooming with Books - series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 4 - Rosepoint Publishing – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 5 - The avid reader – series spotlight/giveaway



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5.26.2020

Counterblow ~ Review

Counterblow
Javin Pierce Spy Thriller #7
By Ethan Jones

Javin Pierce is determined to see justice done. But what he calls justice some might call revenge. In his last op everything went wrong - they were betrayed and it resulted in the death of one of his team members. Javin won't forget what Mossad did to one of their own and he is going to make them pay for Yael's death.

But for his off-the-books-unsanctioned mission Javin will have to turn to those not with CIS. It helps to have if not friends at least acquaintances with assets but this is going to cost Javin. And if he doesn't survive it may cost him his standing with CIS, as in permanently out of the agency.

This book really needs to be read as part of the series and at the very least read after book 6 Deception as both are very closely tied together with their story-line. One without the other will be a serious lack of needed information for full enjoyment. And a word of warning never betray a former Corrector of the CIS you may not live to regret it.

This is yet another action-packed thriller from Ethan Jones which is refreshingly (like his other titles) free of profanity-laced language, graphic depictions of violence, and sexual situations. Highly recommended reading for fans of international intrigue who want a few hours of escape.

I received a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


About the Book:
There’s no such thing as friendly fire…
Set-up and wounded, CIS spymaster Javin Pierce is determined to send a message to the Mossad agents who betrayed him and tried to destroy his team. They escaped justice, but CIS has moved on…
Javin hasn’t.
Short on official options, Javin partners with a Russian SVR agent to ensure Mossad pays. The deal might cost him his life, but he cannot rest until he has made his enemies pay. But can he fight a single-handed war with Mossad? And is revenge something worth losing everything?
Now more than ever, Javin has to complete this unsanctioned mission … all without leaving a trace.

Counterblow is the bombshell conclusion to Javin’s jaw-dropping, adrenaline-drenched mission that will keep you compulsively turning the pages for a satisfying finale…

5.25.2020

The Heart of a Hero ~ Review

The Heart of a Hero
Global Search and Rescue #2
By Susan May Warren

Dr. Aria Sinclair and Jake Silver just want to put Alaska behind them and forget about the biggest mistake they almost made. There is only one problem their hearts don't agree, and what's worse when they were together, it was as if they could be themselves not hiding behind a facade.

Aria has thrown herself back into her work, not giving herself time to heal from the trauma of Denali, and she is burning both ends of her candle. As a pediatric surgeon, Aria needs to be at her best, and those around her know she needs a break. Aria's break is a 2-day conference in Key West with time off for a little R and R; unfortunately, it is the height of hurricane season, and Aria's luck is holding.

Jake knows that Aria is the one for him, but he doesn't know how to convince her of this. The last time he saw her ruined everything, and she left without a word. She brings calm to his turbulent thought, helping him deal with the pain and mistakes of the past. But she's made it perfectly clear that Alaska is in the past and she wants to leave it there.

But when a hurricane bears down on Florida, Jake can't wait around, doing nothing, not when he knows Aria needs him. But running towards danger is the very reason that Aria wants Jake in the past. He takes chances, and she doesn't want to be responsible for the death of someone else she cares for. But Jake needs to rescue Aria, it is the only way he can make up for the biggest mistake of his life - the day he lost his little sister, the day he broke his family.

Ham is back, as the head of Jones, Inc., has to be in the book and the storyline that began at the end of the first book in the Global Search and Rescue series is fleshed out as we meet his daughter Aggie and learn about his wife. Yup, a good bit of drama that takes him to Europe and reveals something of significance is at work - something that could have a bearing on the upcoming Presidential election.

Fans of Susan May Warren's previous series will enjoy little hints at crossovers with the current cast of characters. This series can be read without reading the last series first. I would, however, highly recommend reading the first book in this series as there are many references to what occurred previously. The action is sequential, so reading this series in order is essential to fully grasp what is happening in the current book. So before you crack open the cover of this book, you have to first read The Way of the Brave. (This is an absolute must, in my opinion, to fully enjoy The Heart of a Hero.

If you love dramatic situations with danger and challenges lurking around every corner, you'll love this newest romantic suspense from Susan May Warren. And the conclusion lets the reader know that they will be counting down the days to book 3.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


About the Book:
Jake Silver may not be able to put the memories of his time as a sniper and Navy SEAL behind him, but at least he can put his skills to use as a part of the Jones Inc. rescue team. Saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair on Denali helped too. Now he can't get her out of his head, and when he hears she is in the path of a hurricane down in Key West, he can't help but jump on a plane to rescue her.

Aria has dedicated her life to helping children born with defective hearts. After all, she was one of those children. Now driven to succeed, she lives a lonely, stressful life. One she would have lost on Denali if it hadn't been for Jake. Jake is handsome and 
exciting, but he's also dangerous, and she's already lost one person she loves. She can't bear it again.

It's not until she finds herself trapped in the middle of a category 4 hurricane that she can admit she needs Jake desperately. With their very survival in the balance, can they hope for a second chance at life . . . and love?

5.22.2020

Standoff ~ Review

Standoff
Natchez Trace Park Rangers #1
By Patricia Bradley

Brooke Danvers is about to follow in her father's footsteps and become a park ranger. Law enforcement is in her genes, as she likes to tell anyone who questions her decision. But just days before she is to be sworn in her father, John Danvers is dead. Brooke knows it is murder even if the evidence at the scene points to something else.

Luke Fereday knows that John Danvers died in the line of duty, but he got the message from John too late. He can't let Brooke learn the truth, or his cover will be blown. Brooke is determined to get to the truth, but doing so will put her in the killer's sights. Luke will do all he can to keep her safe and to not fall in love with her again.

The drug cartel has its finger in everything and knowing who can be trusted limits who can help Brooke as her investigation takes a dangerous turn. As the death toll along in Natchez goes up time is against Luke and Brooke in finding the killer or killers. 

Standoff is the first book in a new series which takes the reader to Natchez, Mississippi. Secrets abound in the sultry southern climate - secrets that could change everything if they are exposed. Secrets that someone is determined to keep hidden.

There are plenty of potential suspects and several of them at times seem more likely than others to be the murderer. But the truth is pretty well obscured leaving the reader wondering is it? But until the climax one is never sure just who is involved in the death of John Danver and the subsequent killings and attacks.

I like getting to know Brooke and Luke but I really like Luke's grandmother Daisy - she is one lady with a head for reason on her shoulder's who I would love getting to know better. And for those who love a dog with personality in their books you'll get to meet Toby a dachshund (having a herd of dachsies myself I totally loved having Toby in the book!). After reading the short excerpt of the the book I can't wait for what comes next!

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


About the Book:

The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately, it's being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers.

John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her.

Luke will have his hands full, keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling--hard--for the daughter of the man he failed to save?

5.20.2020

A Fine Year for Murder ~ Review with Giveaway



A Fine Year for Murder
A Thorny Rose Mystery #2
By Lauren Carr
Read by C.J. McAllister

Jessica Faraday is perfectly happy with her marriage except for her nightmares. Unfortunately for her husband Murphy Thornton, Jessica's nightmares cause her to lash out as if in a fight for her life.

During a visit with her father, Jessica and Murphy discover the root of Jessica's nightmares. She was a witness to a brutal murder fifteen years before. At ten-years-old Jessica somehow blocked all memory of what she observed and only in sleep did she have any recollection.

To get to the truth and save her marriage Jessica, Murphy, and Dallas Walker must travel to Pine Bridge and uncover what has been hidden for years. They just have to deal with Jessica's somewhat wacky family (not by blood though) first.

As they work through the few facts they have they find themselves facing danger. Will they survive their search for the truth or will they become another casualty to Pine Bridge?

A Fine Year for Murder is the second book in the Thorny Rose Mystery series and it is as intense as the first book Kill and Run. This is not a cozy mystery or a gentle read and is most definitely in the PG category for violence and suggestive scenes. But if your taste in books runs towards mystery, suspense, and murder you will devour this book! There are suspects aplenty and motives abound it is just a question of who most wanted the Browning's dead. The narration is well presented by C.J. McAllister. There is no drag and it progresses at a good pace for the 10+hour reading, good for a long commute or just eye-resting listening enjoyment.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


Join us for this tour from May 4 to June 5, 2020!

"The plot was original, fresh and fast-paced in spite of the "traditional elements" employed, which can normally be found in any other thriller of this genre. The USP of this story would be its unpredictability. When you think you have it all guessed up, the plot would change its course, keeping you hooked. There were a lot of suspense twists and turns that kept the momentum up. Needless to say, the writing was simply perfect. One thing that the writer needs to be lauded for is the humor she inculcated in the book. Minus those humorous parts, the book would have been one serious read." - Reviewer: Book and Ink


"Mysteries, murder, danger, and memories that threaten their lives keep the action and suspense at a high level, and even when the answers are found, it left me wanting more." - Review by Sherry Fundin of Fundinmental

Book Description:

After ten months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica's past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family while visiting family at the winery near-by, and suppressed the memory.

Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?
 Buy the Book:  
Audible ~ Amazon
Add to Goodreads







Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr's seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram


Tour Schedule:
May 4 - Hall Ways Blog - series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 – She Just Loves Books – series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 - Elizabeth McKenna – Author – series spotlight/giveaway
May 4 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 4 – Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of Kill and Run
May 5 - Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder
May 6 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 6 - Michelle L. Bloodworth - Goodreads – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 7 - A Mama's Corner of the World – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 8 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 11 - Locks, Hooks and Books – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 11 - Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 11 - Merlot Et mots –book review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 12 - Laura's Interests – series spotlight/giveaway
May 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 13 - Mowgli with a book – series spotlight/author interview
May 13 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 13 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of Kill and Run/giveaway
May 13 -
 Lamon Reviews - series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 14 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books – series spotlight
May 18 - Merlot Et mots –book review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – series spotlight/guest post/giveaway
May 19 - Rosepoint Publishing – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 20 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight/giveaway
May 20 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 20 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of A Fine Year for Murder/giveaway
May 21 - Books for Books – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection
May 21 - La libreria di Beppe - series spotlight/giveaway
May 22 – fundinmental – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 25 - Buried Under Books – audiobook review of Murder By Perfection/giveaway
May 25 - Merlot Et mots –book review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 25 - T's Stuff – series spotlight/author interview/giveaway
May 26 - Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews – series spotlight/giveaway
May 27 - Bookish Quest – audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May  27 - Blooming with Books - audiobook review of Murder by Perfection/giveaway
May 27 - Books for Books – series spotlight
May 28 - Bookish Quest – series spotlight/author interview/ giveaway
May 29 - Mystery Suspense Reviews – series spotlight/guest post
Jun 1 - Merlot Et mots –book review of The Nutcracker Conspiracy/guest post/giveaway
Jun 1 - Thoughts in Progress – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 2 - Svetlana's reads and views – series spotlight
Jun 2 - Kristin's Novel Café – series spotlight
Jun 3 - Buried Under Books – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 3 - Blooming with Books - series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 4 - Rosepoint Publishing – series spotlight/giveaway
Jun 5 - The avid reader – series spotlight/giveaway



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5.18.2020

Heaven Came Down ~ Full Cover Reveal

Bryan Davis has a new book coming out that is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel called Heaven Came Down. This will be the first book in the Oculus Gate series. Today we are revealing the cover for this soon to be released title.
Which you can now pre-order at:
eBook/Kindle edition Amazon

Heavenly Messengers or Deadly Parasites?

In the chaotic aftermath of an apocalyptic war, the strange lights in the sky heralding the coming of unearthly beings seemed like an answer to prayer. When the heavenly visitors entered selected people and transformed them into angels who demanded obedience in exchange for the restoration of order, the majority accepted their new rulers.

But Ben Garrison and his siblings, Jack and Trudy, have seen a dark side to these so-called angels. They join a rebel faction with one goal: destroy the invaders and free the world from their tyranny.
When the rebels catch wind of an angel plot to invade the resistance region and spread a deadly contagion, the Garrisons embark on a crucial mission to swap the angel troops’ vaccine with a fake injection, stealing the real vaccine to save the rebels. The catch: Ben and Trudy, in disguise as doctors, must volunteer to become implanted by angels and fake their implantation.

The rebels’ plan, however, is soon exposed, jeopardizing the mission and their lives. Their only hope for rescue lies in an odd bounty hunter, a young angel priestess, and a mysterious spy embedded among the angels—a woman whose identity the rebels have yet to discover.
Available to pre-order at:
eBook/Kindle edition Amazon

Killer Deadline ~ Review with Giveaway


Killer Deadline
By Lauren Carr

Nicki Bryant blew it years ago with her first love - the one she always thought was THE ONE. But she left home following her career dreams and to not see The One fall for someone else. But now she's heading home and who knows what the future holds for reconnecting with Ryan.

But before she can figure out just where she and Ryan stand a murder rocks her world and Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. Nicki finds the body of her childhood rival and naturally, that looks just a tad suspicious. But why would anyone kill Ashley Addison? Could she truly have discovered who was responsible for Nicki's father's murder? Or was Ashley's big scoop something else? Nicki is determined to find out before someone else at the station ends up dead.

This was a fun read and I really loved Elmo - who couldn't love a rescued boxer with a social media following most influencers would die for? Let's just say Elmo totally rivals Lauren Carr's other canine creations (if you've read her other books) but Elmo is the perfect housekeeper!

Nicki's an intense individual who makes the perfect investigative journalist. She wants answers yesterday and she is willing to dig in to get them. She might get it wrong at the beginning but with the help of her family and close friends, she'll get the answers she wants and needs. And all this while trying to figure out how to let The One know that he is the one for her, with somewhat humorous results, I might add.

Hoping that this is the start of a new series starring Nicki, Elmo, Ryan, and the rest of Pine Grove, PA! If you love cozy mysteries this one is for you.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.



Join us for this tour from April 20 to May 22, 2020!

Book Details:

Book TitleKiller Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  232 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   April 23, 2020
Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!


"Lauren Carr's books are never boring, that's for sure. They entertain, give us a good mystery to dig into, keep the reader guessing, give us a few good laughs and make us eager for the next book. Warning: Lauren Carr's series are addictive, so be ready to read more than just one book!" - Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads

"Here we go! Carr is a master storyteller who always offers a plot full of twists and turns, a bit of humor to offset the dark, and a unique cast of characters. In Killer Deadline that cast includes - handsome Ryan, her first love (who is now her step-brother); a mysterious social media friend called Nerdy Guy; Elmo, a super smart dog, a boxer, she rescued who has become a social media star and has a penchant for cleaning; a TV station full of suspicious employees; and more.

"This book is a wonderful read to pick up at the end of a long day. It truly is a "cozy murder mystery."  I promise, it'll draw you in right from page one and keep you turning the pages until you reach the very last page. I can't wait for the second book in this series." - Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn


Book Description:

Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.

But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do with the murder of Nikki’s father?

With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter what it takes.

Order Your Copy Today!

Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Killer Deadline marks Lauren's first venture into mystery's purely cozy sub-genre with a female protagonist.


Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

​A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

Tour Schedule:

April 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
April 20 - Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
April 21 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
April 21 - The avid reader – book spotlight / giveaway
April 22 - Thoughts in Progress – book spotlight / giveaway
April 22 - Brooke Blogs – book spotlight / giveaway
April 22 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 23 -My Journey Back – book review / author interview / giveaway
April 23 - Christa Reads and Writes – book review / giveaway
April 23 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
April 23 - Books for Books – book spotlight
April 24 -Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
April 27 -Cassidy's Bookshelves – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 28 - It’s All About the Book book review / giveaway
April 29 - Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
April 29 -Lamon Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 29 - Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
April 29 - 411 on Books, Authors, and Publishing News - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 30 - I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
April 30 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
April 30 - Booksandsunny - book review / giveaway
May 4 - La libreria di Beppe - book spotlight / giveaway
May 5 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
May 6 - A Madison Mom – book review / giveaway
May 7 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
May 8 – Adventurous Bookworm – book review / giveaway
May 11 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
May 12 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
May 12 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
May 13 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / giveaway
May 14 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
May 15 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 15 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
May 18 – Mowgli with a book – book spotlight / author interview
May 18 - Blooming with Books - book review / giveaway
May 19 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
May 19 - Library of Clean Reads - book review / giveaway
May 20 – Peaceful Pastime – book review
May 20 - eBook Addicts – book review
May 20 - My Fictional Oasis - book review
May 21 - JBronder Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – Books and Zebras – book spotlight / giveaway
May 22 -  Sahar's Blog – book review
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