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Monday, December 4, 2023

My Thoughts - The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed by Cheryl DaVeiga


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Book Title:  The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed by Cheryl DaVeiga 
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  44 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Waterhole Productions LLC
Release date:   November, 2023
Format available for review:  print-hardback (USA only), ebook (MOBI FILE (FOR KINDLE), PDF)
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: Nov 20 to Dec 8, 2023
Content Rating:  G. This children's book is for everyone.
Book Description:

A “Fin-tastic” adventure Like No Other!

Fearless Flossy, a mighty great white shark, has a secret—she’s terrified of going to the dentist.  Dr. Dribble, the big-hearted dolphin dentist, has a jaw-dropping fear of his own, and a strict “No Sharks Allowed” policy.  When Fearless Flossy makes an unannounced visit to Dr. Dribble’s office, it’s the start of an underwater adventure like no other!  This ‘fin-tastic’ story is must-read for kids and parents alike. Young readers will be immersed in a tale of courage, compassion, and conquering fear, while giggling and cheering for these unlikely friends along the way.

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Author Cheryl DaVeiga
Meet the Author:

Cheryl DaVeiga is an award-winning children’s book author and singer/songwriter residing in New Jersey. After a career in business, Cheryl’s passion for music caught up with her, and she began writing and recording children’s songs as her alter ego, CADi Grace. She then moved on to adult songs, including an ASCAP award-winning veteran’s anthem, the featured song for the State of Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, the theme song to the philanthropic Where Angels Play Foundation, and a NJ Arts' pick for top NJ summer songs. She’s also written songs for artists on critically acclaimed albums.

You can find her books and animated sing-along song videos on her website for kids and kid-lovers-- 
Biff Bam Booza books have received numerous awards and acclaim, including Mom’s Choice Gold, Purple Dragonfly, Eric Hoffer, and Literary Titan book awards, a Readers’ Favorite 5-star rating, and a Kirkus Review Magazine feature.
Cheryl lives in Tucson, Arizona, and spends summers in her native New Jersey.  

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My Thoughts
The Dolphin Dentist: No Sharks Allowed is written by Cheryl DaVeiga. This is a Children's Fiction book that is geared toward readers 3-7. I thought this was the cutest picture book. Flossy, Queen of the Seas has a lot of teeth. She is fearless. 
However, she needs to go to the dentist. Flossy's mom,  Mama Fin does research on the "Fin" ternet and finds a gentle dentist, Dr. Dribble. When they show up to his office everyone scatters. Dr. Dribble has a sign up stating that they do not serve sharks. Mama Fin refuses to leave so Dr. Dribbles who is scared of sharks comes up with a great white lie - and scares Flossy off. Everyone realizes that Flossy is not fearless. This does not sit well with Dr. Dribble. He feels bad - so he makes a house call. He realizes that not all sharks are scary. 
I love that this book has a valuable lesson. Facing fears, and not judging someone by their outward appearance. The book is well written and beautifully illustrated.  Thank you to the author, publisher and IRead book tours, all thoughts are my own. 

Tour Schedule:

Nov 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 20 - Liese's Blog – book spotlight
Nov 20- Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 21 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Nov 21 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 21 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 – @enjoyingbooksagain – book review
Nov 22 - Country Mamas With Kids – book review / giveaway
Nov 22Leanne bookstagram - book review 
​Nov 24 – Regallywritten – book review / giveaway
Nov 24– icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Nov 24- Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 27 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / giveaway
Nov 27 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Nov 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Nov 28- Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 29– Sandra's Book Club – book review
Nov 29– fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Nov 30 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Nov 30 - Reading is My Passion – book review
Dec 1 – Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / giveaway
Dec 1  Library Lady's Kid Lit  book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 1 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / giveaway
Dec 4 - Character Madness and Musing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 4 – Faith And Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 4 -Mel_literate – book review
Dec 5 -mamof9 – book review / giveaway
Dec 5 – Gina Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 5 - Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Dec 6 - My Reading Getaway – book review / giveaway
Dec 6 –Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's – book review / guest post / giveaway
Dec 6 – Pickagoodbook – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 7 –Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
Dec 7 –Fierymermaidbooks – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 – The Life We Build – book review / giveaway
Dec 8 - Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
TBD - Lady Hawkeye – book spotlight / giveaway
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Sunday, December 3, 2023

My Thoughts - Arsenic at Ascot (A Fiona Figg & Kitty Lane Mystery Book 4) Written by Kelly Oliver

 Arsenic at Ascot (A Fiona Figg & Kitty Lane Mystery Book 4)

Saddle up for this first class historical mystery, perfect for fans of Helena Dixon and Verity Bright.

London, 1918

Fiona Figg finds herself back in Old Blighty saddled with shuffling papers for the war office. Then a mysterious card arrives, inviting her to a fancy house party at Mentmore Castle. This year’s Ascot-themed do will play host to a stable of animal defense advocates, and Fiona is tasked with infiltrating the activists and uncovering possible anti-war activity.

Disguised as the Lady Tabitha Kenworthy, Fiona is more than ready for the “mane” event, but the odds are against her when both her arch nemesis, dark-horse Fredrick Fredricks, and would-be fiancĂ© Lieutenant Archie Somersby arrive unexpectedly and “stirrup” her plans. And when a horse doctor thuds to the floor in the next guest room, Fiona finds herself investigating a mysterious poisoning with some very hairy clues.

Can Fiona overcome the hurdles and solve both cases, or will she be pipped to the post and put out to pasture by the killer?

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Kelly Oliver is the award-winning, bestselling author of three mysteries series: The Jessica James Mysteries, The Pet Detective Mysteries, and the historical cozies The Fiona Figg Mysteries, set in WW1. She is also the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is bringing new titles in the Fiona Figg series to Boldwood, the first of which, Chaos in Carnegie Hall, will be published in November 2022.

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My Thoughts -

Arsenic at Ascot is written by Kelly Oliver. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it will not be my last. This book is part of the A Fiona Figg & Kitty Lane Mystery series. I did not have any issues following along. This book is set in 1918. Fiona is back at work at her filing job. She is undercover during WWI - and trying to find the mole.

Fiona is so funny. She loves to wear clever disguises, and infiltrate house parties and military research facilities. She is on the lookout for any potential traitors. I will put in a potential trigger warning - this book does talk about using animals for research purposes - it is not graphic, but want to put that out there for those who may be sensitive to it.

During one of the country house raids - a murder happens. and surprisingly - everyone has alibis. Fiona hilariously gets to pick apart the alibis. I loved the banter and humor in this book.

Thank you to the author, publisher and Rachel's Random Resources for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.

Friday, December 1, 2023

My Thoughts - The Library Girls of the East End Written by Patricia McBride


The Library Girls of the East End

1940, London

When Cordelia accepts the post of head librarian in Silver Town Library, her mother is more than a little disapproving. The East End has high levels of poverty and illiteracy, and her mother says it’s no place for a woman of her status.

But Cordelia is determined to make a difference in these times of strife, and along with her colleagues, Jane and Mavis, she begins to help the local community, making sure everyone knows what the library can offer them.

And maybe even a romance will blossom, giving Cordelia the strength to make it through the chaos and destruction that constantly threatens their livelihood.

Against a background of war, air raids and rationing, it becomes clear the library is more than a building filled with books - it is the beating heart of a community refusing to be torn apart.

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Author Bio – 

Patricia McBride is the author of the very popular Lily Baker historical saga series. She is now writing a new WW2 series for Boldwood, based in the East End of London during the Blitz, the first title of which, The Library Girls of the East End, will be published in November 2023.

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The Library Girls of the East End is written by Patricia McBride. This is the first book that I have read by this author. It will not be my last. This is the first book in a new series by the author. One of the things that I loved most about this book is her characters are at all different walks of life.

Cordelia, Mavis and Jane are the three main characters and completely different from each other. Cordelia's mom is not happy when she accepts a position as head librarian in Silver Town Library, which is located in the East End. There is a lot of poverty in the East End. Cordelia wanted to make a difference and along with Mavis and Jane - she wants to show everyone what the library has to offer. Mavis is a tough cookie - she holds onto secrets - but also does not let others walk over her. Jane was worried when they heard there was a new librarian that it would be someone who is full of themselves. However, the three form a deep friendship. 

Life is not all sunshine and summertime for our girls. They are dealing with a variety of issues. These issues include: gender inequality, domestic abuse, unplanned pregnancies and the adjustment of women taking over male roles. 

The book is well written. The storyline is engaging. I have read a lot of WWII books this year, and I love that this one is set in the East End of London. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Rachel's Random Resources for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

My Thoughts -Christmas in the Crosshairs (Love Inspired Suspense) by Deena Alexander


Christmas in the Crosshairs (Love Inspired Suspense)
by Deena Alexander

I really enjoyed reading this Love Inspired Suspense book! Jaelyn and Adam were great main characters, and even though they had been through horrible things, I loved getting to see them find happiness. The epilogue was a fantastic ending! Overall, I would definitely recommend this romance novel!
~Just Another Teen Reading Books

Wow! The author grabbed me with a great twist right at the very beginning! 5 STARS
~Maureen’s Musings

About Christmas in the Crosshairs

Christmas in the Crosshairs (Love Inspired Suspense)
Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Setting – Seaport, Long Island, New York
Love Inspired Suspense (November 28, 2023)
Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1335597794
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1335597793
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BTJ3BSJW

A baby in need of protection—

and a hitman in pursuit.

After evading an attack, defense attorney Adam Spencer is on the run from a dangerous hitman. The killer’s wife is Adam’s only hope at apprehending the criminal—until she lands in the hospital. Now he must depend on her twin sister, Jaelyn Reed, to find the answers they need…all while protecting the baby niece Jaelyn didn’t know she had. But with threats at every turn, trust may be the deadliest trap…

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

About Deena Alexander

Deena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, where she met and married her high school sweetheart. She recently relocated to Florida with her husband, three kids, a son-in-law, and four dogs. Now she enjoys long walks in nature all year long, despite the occasional alligator or snake she sometimes encounters. Deena’s love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night, and she now works full-time as a writer and a freelance editor.

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Christmas in the Crosshairs is written by Deena Alexander. One of the things that you can always count on from this author is her books to be packed with so much action and suspense. Make sure that you carve time out to sit and read. I was drawn into this book immediately.

Jaelyn Reed has just found out she has a sister. She had not had time to reach out and then her sister shows up in the ER where she works beaten and bloodied. Jaelyn has had a rough life. Her parents died in a car accident and while she was trying to grieve, her fiance then cheated on her. She tries to keep herself busy between the hospital and a volunteer fire fighter. She is shocked when she sees Maya Barlowe roll in. She is even more shocked when she finds out that Maya’s husband may be a hired assassin trying to close off loose ends.

Adam Spencer is a defense attorney. His wife and unborn child were murdered, he’s been determined to find the people behind it and bring them to justice. He has been following Maya for several reasons. He thinks she knows something and is on the run from her husband.

When he meets Jaelyn - he advises her that she is now in danger. He feels that he is the only way to keep her safe is to protect her. When they go to the bed and breakfast where Maya has been staying, they are surprised to find an infant hidden away.

Adam and Jaelyn both have some issues from their past they need to work through. They need to trust each other in order to stay alive. They have to be able to work together to stay alive and keep the baby safe.

The author takes you on a suspenseful journey full of action and twists and turns.

The characters are well written, and the storyline intriguing. Thank you to the author, publisher and Great Escapes Book Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.


November 28 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

November 28 – Just Another Teen Reading Books – REVIEW, AUTHOR GUEST POST

November 29 – Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense – SPOTLIGHT

November 29 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – REVIEW

November 30 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY

November 30 – Diane’s Book Journal – SPOTLIGHT


December 2 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

December 3 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

December 3 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT

December 4 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

December 5 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW  

December 6 – Hearts & Scribbles – SPOTLIGHT

December 6 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW

December 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

December 7 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

December 8 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR GUEST POST

December 8 – Angel’s Book Nook – SPOTLIGHT  

December 9 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT

December 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book –REVIEW 

December 11 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

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