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Sunday, February 25, 2024

My Thoughts - One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey

 

One Wrong Move

by Dani Pettrey

February 2 - March 1, 2024 Virtual Book




Taunting riddles.
A deadly string of heists.
Two broken hearts trapped in a killer's game.

Christian O'Brady was pulled into a life of crime at a young age by his con artist parents. Now making amends for his corrupt past, he has become one of the country's foremost security experts. When a string of Southwestern art heists targets one of the galleries Christian secured, he is paired up with a gifted insurance investigator who has her own checkered past.

Andi Forester was a brilliant FBI forensic analyst until one of her colleagues destroyed her career, blaming her for mishandling evidence. She now puts those skills to work investigating insurance fraud, and this latest high-stakes case will test her gift to the limit. Drawn deep into a dangerous game with an opponent bent on revenge, Christian and Andi are in a race against the clock to catch him, but the perpetrator's game is far from finished, and one wrong move could be the death of them both.



Book Details:

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: February 6, 2024
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780764238482 (ISBN10: 0764238485)
Series: Jeopardy Falls, Book 1
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookShop.org | Goodreads | Baker Book House

Book Shortlinks:

Amazon - https://amzn.to/3QS9sFj
Barnes & Noble - https://bit.ly/47KsHXU
BookShop.org - https://bit.ly/47Dogih
Goodreads - https://bit.ly/47K4Fw6
Baker Book House - https://bit.ly/3GaLSP2

Author Bio:


Dani Pettrey is the bestselling author of the Coastal Guardians, Chesapeake Valor, and Alaskan Courage series. A two-time Christy Award finalist, Dani has won the National Readers' Choice Award, Daphne du Maurier Award, HOLT Medallion, and Christian Retailing's Best Award for Suspense. She plots murder and mayhem from her home in the Washington, DC, metro area.

Catch Up With Dani Pettrey:
DaniPettrey.com
Goodreads
BookBub - @DaniPettrey
Instagram - @authordanipettrey
Facebook - @DaniPettrey



My Thoughts


One Wrong Move is written by Dani Pettrey. This is the first book in the Jeopardy Falls series.  This book starts off with action and suspense and does not let up throughout the whole book. 



Andi Forester lost her career as a FBI analyst. Someone frames her in regards to some botched evidence. She’s changed her first name and is working as an insurance investigator. She is called into a string of gallery heists. The owner, who is very eccentric had all of his galleries broken into. The thieves knew what they were after. They even bypassed the alarm that Christian O’Brady put in. 


Christian has a checkered past. He comes from a family of con artists. He wants to right the wrongs of his family. Christian doesn’t judge at first meeting. Even when he finds out about Andi and the FBI botch.  He believes her and encourages her to look more into it. 


The two characters make a great team. However it becomes apparent very soon that someone doesn’t want them to be on the case. They become targets and have to work together to try and stay alive. I really think I suspected everyone in this story. 


This book is chock full of action, suspense, mystery, romance and so much more. I am so excited for this series. Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime book tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 



Giveaway:

Visit these other great hosts on this tour for more great reviews, interviews, and opportunities to WIN in the giveaway!

The giveaway is for:    One paperback copy of One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey and a $15 Amazon gift card to one winner; US only. 


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

My Thoughts- Small Town Secrets written by Lillian Duncan

 

Small Town Secrets Kick-Off Package

About the Book

Book: Small Town Secrets

Author: Lillian Duncan

Genre: Christian—Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 13, 2023

On the surface, Shady Valley looks like the ideal all-American place to live with beautiful flowering trees lining both sides of the street as you enter the picturesque town. Neighbors help neighbors. Doors are often left unlocked.

Serious crimes are practically nonexistent— almost but not quite!

But like all small towns, everyone knows everyone, which means everyone knows everyone’ s business, and not everyone in Shady Valley is what they appear to be. Some have secrets— deadly secrets— that they hide behind the masks they wear.

When Angie McVey disappears on her wedding day, rookie officer Cami Martine is determined to find her best friend, but there are no leads to follow. Angie seems to have disappeared into thin air.

If Cami is to bring her best friend home, she will need to discover the deadly secrets of her friends and neighbors to find the one who wears the biggest mask.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Lillian Duncan… turning faith into fiction.

For years, my tagline was “stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem” since I wrote Christian suspense and mystery novels.

In 2012, I heard the words, “you have bilateral brain tumors.”

I had no idea how much those words would change my life, but they did. When life changes for a writer, their writing changes as well. So I wanted my tagline to reflect the new me. I still love to write suspense and mystery novels but also have branched out into other genres.

In spite of being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors and a rare genetic disease (Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), God continues to strengthen me and give me peace and joy as well as the blessing to be able to continue to write.

I’m a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with my husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, I believe in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

My goal is to write stories that entertain but also demonstrate God’s love for all of us.

More from Lillian

Small Town Life VS. City Life

I spent most of my growing up years in the country, then I moved to a larger city for college and then an even larger city for much of my adult life. And then I slowly made my way back to the area I grew up in. I’ve spent the last twenty-two years living in the quaint little town of Shreve, Ohio.

Shreve has two gas stations, one stop light and zero fast-food restaurants! I love living in Shreve. Is there a difference between small town life and city life? Absolutely.

Big cities have a lot to offer. You won’t get any argument from me about that. Museums, your choice of restaurants, plays and concerts. But small towns have a lot to offer as well. Neighbors that know each other’s names a sense of community, peace and quiet, and low crime. Oh, and did I mention peace and quiet?

I know people love living in big cities, but I’ll stick to small town life. And that’s why most of the books I write are set in small towns—not always but most of the time.

My latest book, SMALL TOWN SECRETS, is based in the fictional small town of Shady Valley, but definitely resembles my hometown of Shreve, Ohio. Except nothing this exciting happens in Shreve–which is a good thing. That’s why I like living there.

But nothing happening would make for a boring book so Shady Valley has a few secrets–secrets that could kill!

On the surface, Shady Valley seems to be the ideal all-American place to live with beautiful flowering trees lining both sides of the street as you enter the picturesque town. Neighbors help neighbors. Doors are often left unlocked.

Serious crimes are practically nonexistent—almost but not quite!

When Angie McVey disappears on her wedding day, rookie officer Cami Martine is determined to find her best friend. Unfortunately, there are no leads to follow.

Angie seems to have disappeared into thin air.

But not everyone in Shady Valley is what they appear to be.  Some have secrets—deadly secrets—that they hide behind the masks they wear. If Cami is to bring her best friend home, she will need to discover the deadly secrets of her friends and neighbors and find the one who wears the biggest mask.

SMALL TOWN SECRETS is a fast-paced mystery and suspense novel that will keep you turning pages past your bed time. By the way, the book will also be available as a Large Print book as well.



My Thoughts 


Small Town Secrets is written by Lillian Duncan. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author. It will not be my last. I was drawn into this fast paced suspense within the first few pages. Shady Valley looks like a great place to move. But what this small town holds is secrets along with violence. 


Cami is a rookie officer when her best friend, Angie goes missing. She is bound and determined to find her. However there seems to be no leads and it seems that Angie has vanished into thin air. 

To get to the bottom of her disappearance Cami must try and flush out the truth. But at what stakes will those with secrets go to keep it buried. 


Well written and engaging I really enjoyed this book. I hope to read more from this author. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit  for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.  



Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 10

Texas Book-aholic, February 11

Artistic Nobody, February 12 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, February 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 13

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 14

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, February 15

Bigreadersite, February 16

Guild Master, February 17 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 18

Fiction Book Lover, February 19 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, February 20

Because I said so – adventures in parenting., February 21

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, February 22 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 22

For Him and My Family, February 23

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lillian is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/29c58/small-town-secrets-celebration-tour-giveaway

Friday, February 9, 2024

My Thoughts - Biblical Finances Jesus Christ: The Financial Advisor Author: Lisa D. Pedriel

 

About the Book

Book: Biblical Finances Jesus Christ: The Financial Advisor

Author: Lisa D. Pedriel

Genre: Christian, Christian living, Finance, Wealth Management

Release Date: May 3, 2023

The objective of this book is to help readers manage their finances using biblical standards and principles. The main benefit of doing this is that our finances will be built on a sure foundation (Isaiah 33:6), which is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Word. Jesus is concerned about every aspect of our lives, and the management of our finances is no exception. Throughout His Word, He gives us advice on how to get and manage the wealth He has made available to us. Therefore, it is imperative that we study the scriptures and apply them to our lives and finances. In summary, this book looks at wealth and finances from a biblical perspective.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Lisa Pedriel is a child of the King, who serves as an intercessor in the body of Jesus Christ. She gave her life to Him on March 25, 2017, while walking on Lily Drive in St. James, Barbados. She started off her writing journey by penning poems and love notes to the Lord. Lisa is a qualified accountant and an auditor by profession. She currently resides on her native island Saint Lucia and lives a quiet and private life.



MY THOUGHTS 



Biblical Finances Jesus Christ: The Financial Advisor is written by Lisa D. Pedriel. I really like the way that this book is set up. One of our goals this year is to pay off credit cards and hopefully my car. However to do so it will require some discipline. 


The author reminds us to rely on scriptures when it comes to our finances. She opens ever my chapter with a scripture. I used these scriptures to meditate on and think about throughout the week. She also unpacks varying topics that help to get your finances in order.  These topics include : Tithing, saving, investing, getting wise counsel and Spiritual vs Earthly riches. 


This is a great small group study book. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.  

 

 

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 1

Vicky Sluiter, February 2 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 3

By The Book, February 4 (Author Interview)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, February 5 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, February 5

Simple Harvest Reads, February 6 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 7

For the Love of Literature, February 8 (Author Interview)

Because I said so – Adventures in parenting, February 9

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 10 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 11

Fiction Book Lover, February 12 (Author Interview)

Beauty in the Binding, February 13 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 13

Guild Master, February 14 (Author Interview)

Saturday, February 3, 2024

My Thoughts - Hunted by Proxy - written by Manning Wolfe

 

Hunted By Proxy

by Manning Wolfe

January 15-February 2, 2024 Virtual Book Tour





In this lawyer on the run action suspense, can attorney Quinton Bell hang on to his new life as he hides in plain sight?

Hunted By Proxy takes you on a heart-pounding journey through the life of a criminal defense attorney, whose world, as he knew it, was wiped out by the very client he tried to save.

Quinton establishes a new life and law practice in Houston and thinks he’s outrun the dangerous adversaries who chased him there. Just as he begins to relax, he receives a mysterious note that proves to him that he’s still in danger and running from a powerful and relentless adversary. But who?

With each passing moment, the noose tightens, and he must draw on every ounce of wit to outsmart those who still want him exposed, or worse, dead.

Will Quinton Bell find a way out, or will he forever be a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse?

Book Details:

Genre: Legal Thriller
Published by: Starpath Books, LLC
Publication Date: January 2024
Number of Pages: 300
ISBN: B0CFWWCX7F
Series: Proxy Legal Thriller Series, Book 2
Book Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Book Shortlinks:

Proxy Legal Thriller Series - https://amzn.to/450n46x
Hunted By Proxy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3Nzl52N
Hunted By Proxy on Goodreads - https://bit.ly/4716bJG

Author Bio:

Manning Wolfe

MANNING WOLFE, an award-winning author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers and crime fiction. Manning was recently featured on Oxygen TV’s: Accident, Suicide, or Murder.
* Manning's legal thriller series features Austin attorney Merit Bridges, including Dollar SignsMusic NotesGreen Fees, and Chinese Wall.
* Manning's new Proxy Legal Thriller Series features Houston attorney Quinton Bell and includes: Dead By ProxyHunted By Proxy, and Alive By Proxy.
* Manning is co-author of Killer Set: Drop the Mic, and twelve additional Bullet Book Speed Reads.
As a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front-row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.

Catch Up With Manning Wolfe:
manningwolfe.com
Goodreads
BookBub - @ManningWolfe
Instagram - @manningwolfe
Twitter/X - @ManningWolfe
Facebook - @manning.wolfe

 

My Thoughts 


Hunted by Proxy is the first book that I have read by Manning Wolfe. This is book two in the Proxy legal series. While I have not read book one, I did not have any issues following along. 

Quinton establishes a new life and law practice in Houston and thinks he’s outrun the dangerous adversaries who chased him there. He previously was wiped out by a client that he tried to save. Soon after his fresh start begins, he starts to get cryptic messages. He also is contacted by a friend, who also happens to be a judge to take on a civil case to represent a child and their estate after a horrible I 10 pile up. 

Quinton has his work cut out for him - to show that Charlotte, a young single mother, now deceased did not cause this 100+ pile up. Besides trying to prove Charlotte's innocence he has to try and stay one step ahead of those who are trying to hunt him down. 

This book kept me on my toes. The author has done a wonderful job in creating characters that you will want to keep reading late into the night to find out what happens next. This book is packed full of suspense, action and lots of adrenaline pumping scenes. I hope to read more by this author. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Book Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 


Giveaway:

This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Manning Wolfe. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway is for:  a print copy of the set, Dead by Proxy & Hunted by Proxy.



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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

My Thoughts - Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl

 





About the Book

Genre: Suspense
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: January 2024
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0764240461 (ISBN10: 0764240463)
Series: Ryland & St. Clair, 2
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookShop.org | Goodreads | Baker Book House

Twenty years ago, several people were murdered in Des Moines, and the only evidence left behind was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree in the victims' front lawns. With a suspect behind bars, the killings have come to an end--or so everyone thought. But now crimes with a similar MO are happening in a small Iowa town, and a local detective believes the killer is back and ready to strike again.

With little time left on the clock before they have another murder on their hands, private investigators River Ryland and Tony St. Clair must work alongside Tony's detective father to find evidence that will uncover an evil that has survived far too long. As the danger mounts and the suspect closes in, it will take all they have to catch a killer--before he catches one of them.


About the Author



Nancy Mehl is the author of more than fifty books, a Parable and ECPA bestseller, and the winner of an ACFW Book of the Year Award, a Carol Award, and the Daphne du Maurier Award. She has also been a finalist for the Christy Award. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.

Catch Up With Nancy Mehl:
NancyMehl.com
Goodreads
BookBub - @NancyMehl
Twitter/X - @NancyMehl1
Facebook - @nancy.mehl

 

My Thoughts

Cold Threat is written by one of my favorite Christian Suspense Authors, Nancy Mehl. This is book two in the Ryland and St. Clair series. I have read both books - but they can be read as stand alones. The author has a way of drawing you in within the first few pages and not letting you go.

River Ryland has moved to St. Louis for a fresh Start. River had a bad outcome on a case and did not go back to being a behavioral analyst. However, her former FBI partner  Tony St. Clair invites River to start a detective/private investigator agency. Tony's dad,  Head Detective Ray St. Clair is about to retire - and there are some cases he wants to see closed. One in particular is a case where someone was convicted for murders n Des Moines. The only evidence that was left at the scene was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree in the victims' front lawns. There seems to be a copy cat or the real killer is still out there. 

Tony and River are well written characters. I liked seeing their interactions and chemistry. The storyline is engaging. The author does a wonderful job at keeping readers on their toes. I always try and read anything this author releases. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.