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Friday, April 26, 2024

My Thoughts- Hidden Rooms by Kate Michaelson


Hidden Rooms

by Kate Michaelson 

April 22 - May 17, 2024 Virtual Book Tour

When murder hits home.

Long distance runner Riley has been fighting various bewildering symptoms for months, from vertigo to fainting spells. Worse, her doctors can’t tell her what’s wrong, leaving her to wonder if it’s stress or something more threatening. But when her brother’s fiancée is killed—and he becomes the prime suspect—Riley must prove his innocence, despite the toll on her health.

As she reacquaints herself with the familiar houses and wild woods of her childhood, the secrets she uncovers take her on a trail to the real killer that leads right back to the very people she knows best and loves most.

For readers who enjoy Deer Season by Erin Flanagan, All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers, and A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery
Published by: CamCat Books 
Publication Date: April 30, 2024 
Number of Pages: 320 
ISBN: 9780744310153 (ISBN10: 0744310156)
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | | Goodreads | CamCat Books

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Author Bio:

Kate Michaelson

Growing up in rural Ohio, Kate Michaelson simultaneously developed a love of nature and a strong desire to live closer to a mall. Pursuing the latter, she attended Ohio State, where she studied English and Psychology. After earning her MFA in Creative Writing, Kate worked as a technical writer and taught English at St. Petersburg College in Florida and, later, at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Over the years, she has published academic articles, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. Her debut novel, Hidden Rooms, follows a distance runner who returns to her rural Ohio hometown and must clear her brother of murdering his fiancée while also seeking answers to her own medical mystery. As someone with Lyme disease and dysautonomia, Kate’s writing uses humor and suspense to explore the experience of coping with chronic illness. Ultimately, she wants to portray the reality of the challenges that invisible disabilities pose while also demonstrating that “ability” is not a binary concept—that illness does not equal a loss of self or agency.

Kate enjoys traveling, hiking, and trying (fruitlessly) to tire out her Labrador mix. She works in curriculum design and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She lives with her husband and pets in Toledo, Ohio, only ten minutes from a mall she now avoids whenever possible.

Catch Up With Kate Michaelson:
Threads - @katemichaelsonwriter
Instagram - @katemichaelsonwriter
Twitter/X - @KateMichaelson3


My Thoughts

Hidden Rooms is written by Kate Michaelson. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and it will not be my last. I really like her style of writing as the book drew me in within  the first few pages.

Riley is a long distance runner. She’s been having some health symptoms at her doctors can’t figure out what’s going on. To add to her stress level her brother‘s fiancé is killed and he is the prime suspect. She wants to try and clear his name, even if it involves risking her health.  

I really love the setting of the story. It’s a royal community and the way the author describe the scenes you could close your eyes and feel like you were there. I also appreciate the family dynamics to Riley and Ethan’s family.

Riley is determined that to prove that her brother is not at fault for his new brides murder. They suddenly realize that there was more too than either of them knew. By finding out some of her hidden truths , they soon find themselves dealing with secrets, crime, and deceit.

The book is well written. The storyline is engaging. The author has done a wonderful job and framing a story that will keep you in treated all the way up until the end. 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 .

Tour Participants:

These are the stops on the tour as of April 3rd and are subject to change. Please, let me know if you have any questions.

04/22 Review @ Paws. Read. Repeat
04/23 Review @ elaine_sapp65
04/24 Review @ Country Mamas With Kids
04/24 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea
04/25 Guest post @ The Mystery of Writing
04/25 Review @ 5 Minutes for Books
04/26 Review @ Because I said so
04/27 Showcase @ Silvers Reviews
04/28 Review @ Pat Fayo reviews
04/29 Review @ Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
04/30 Review @ ashmanda. k
05/01 Review @ mokwip8991
05/02 Review @ Catreader18
05/02 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
05/03 Review @ Novels Alive
05/04 Review @ The AR Critique
05/06 Review @ bookwormbecky1969
05/07 Interview @ Hott Books
05/08 Review @ Wall-to-wall Books
05/09 Review @ Dogs, Mysteries, & More
05/10 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
05/11 Review @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
05/12 Review @ Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense
05/12 Review @ The Page Ladies
05/14 Review @ reviewsbyrudra
05/15 Review @ fuonlyknew
05/16 Review @ Why Not? Because I Said So Book Reviews
05/17 Review @ Melissa As Blog
05/17 Showcase @ Teatime and Books


This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Kate Michaelson & CamCat Books. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway is for:    TWO (2) US-ONLY winners will each receive a physical copy of HIDDEN ROOMS by Kate Michaelson.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

My Thoughts - The New Neighbors Author: Tamara G. Cooper


About the Book

Book: The New Neighbors

Author: Tamara G. Cooper

Genre: Cozy Suspense

Release date: September 6, 2023

Something isn’t right

Just when Sophie thinks life is returning to normal again, new neighbors move in next door. Right from the start, she senses that something’s off, something isn’t right…

Strange things begin to happen. Murders. Drones stalking her. Her home ransacked. Someone chasing her, hunting her. What is going on?

Burke Maguire, an old boyfriend who recently returned to their hometown as a police officer, isn’t as available to her as he was with their first case. He knows she’s in trouble, so why isn’t he helping her? Something isn’t right…

As she freefalls deeper and deeper into danger, she must outsmart the people after her, but will she figure out the who and why in time to stop their nefarious plans? And, for heaven’s sake, where is Burke when she needs him?


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About the Author

Tamara G. Cooper lives in Texas with her husband, one son, and four dogs. She enjoys the simple things of life: picnics, hiking, swimming, church, friends. She loves writing suspense with a touch of romance.





More from Tamara

Who can you trust? Looking into your best friend’s eyes, have you ever wondered if you really know her? Is who she’s presenting to the world—to you—really her?

How would you know if it is or isn’t?

Sophie O’Brion is a bestselling author in The New Neighbors. She’s a little quirky, funny, curious to a fault, daring, and loves writing murder mysteries that answer these very questions.

But what if these questions pop up in her life? An old boyfriend that she hasn’t seen in years comes back to Forman Falls and wants to be friends with her again. Should she trust him? Then, new neighbors move in next door, and she suspects something isn’t right. Strange things begin to happen. Murders. Drones stalking her. Her home ransacked. Someone chasing her, hunting her.

What is going on?

Who can she trust? Anyone?

I hope you read The New Neighbors, Book 2 of the Sophie O’Brion Mysteries seriesI would suggest you first read The Vacant House, Book 1Enjoy!

My Thoughts 

The New Neighbors is written by Tamara G. Cooper. This is an intense mystery story that will draw you in within the first few pages. This is the second book in the series. It can also be read as a stand alone. 

Sophie is hoping and thinking that she has a normal life. However, then she gets new neighbors. When they move in all the normalcy she has and craves is gone. 

Sophie starts to notice that children are being picked up really late at night. She also hears drones and gun fire. Then bodies start to show up and she does not feel safe. 

Sophie is determined to try and get to the bottom of this. She turns to her ex boyfriend who is a police officer. However she’s shut down when she asks for help. 

The author has done a great job in putting in twists and turns. There is a quirky set of characters. The storyline draws you in within the first few pages. 

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, April 13

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 14

Stories By Gina, April 15 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, April 15

Texas Book-aholic, April 16

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, April 18 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, April 19

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 20

A Reader’s Brain, April 21 (Author Interview)

Lights in a Dark World, April 21

For Him and My Family, April 22

Life on Chickadee Lane, April 23

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 24

Artistic Nobody, April 25 (Author Interview)

Holly’s Book Corner, April 26


To celebrate her tour, Tamara is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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

My Thoughts - Yukon Wilderness Evidence Series: Crisis Rescue Team Series #5 Author: Darlene L Turner

 Yukon Wilderness Evidence JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Yukon Wilderness Evidence by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Yukon Wilderness Evidence
Series: Crisis Rescue Team Series #5
Author: Darlene L Turner
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: April 23, 2024
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Solving a cold case

could rob her of her future.

When skeletal remains are uncovered in the Yukon forest, forensic botanist Keeley Ash is called to the crime scene—and ends up abducted. She never expects her ex, paramedic Brett Ryerson, to come to her rescue, or her gathered evidence to be linked to a cold case. And when their son—who Brett never knew existed—is kidnapped, they’ll stop at nothing to save him and outrun the hunters determined to silence Keeley.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook | Bookshop | BookBub

More Books In This Series

Fatal Forensic Investigation Explosive Christmas Showdown Mountain Abduction Rescue  

About the Author

Darlene L. Turner

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Connect with Darlene at, where there’s suspense beyond borders, to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

My Thoughts 

Yukon Wilderness Evidence is book five to 

Crisis Rescue Team Series that is written by 

Darlene L Turner.  This book starts off with heart pounding action and doesn’t stop thought the book. Keely Ash has been called to a scene where remains have been discovered. She is a botanist and has been consulting on cases 

She’s very surprised to see her old flame, Brett at the scene. Then she is kidnapped. Brett has made a lot of mistakes and has some trust issues but when he sees Keely again he melts into a puddle. He’s very surprised to find out the at she’s had a child. His Child. When he realizes that Keely is in danger  he wants to make sure that he keeps her safe. 

Keely can’t figure out who doesn’t want her poking around with the flowers and plants. She realizes she has become a target. Her mother, a judge, has a sharp tongue and disagrees of her work. Keely and Brett need to work through some things in order to stay alive. 

The author has done a wonderful job in creating a backdrop where there’s so much action and suspense. I felt that I learned a lot about botany and what different plants and flowers can tell us. The characters are well developed, the book is well written, and definitely has a great amount of twist and turns. Thank you to the author, publisher, and JustRead publicity tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.

Tour Giveaway

(4) winners will each win a $25 Amazon egift card!

Yukon Wilderness Evidence JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight April 23, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 30, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

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Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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Monday, April 22, 2024

My Thoughts- The lost ones by Dana Perry



THE LOST ONES by Dana Perry


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Book 3 in the Detective Nikki Cassidy series

As dawn breaks over a small gas station on the outskirts of Groveton, Ohio, the body of a teenage girl lies totally still. Long blonde hair covers her face, and a length of frayed rope hangs loosely around her neck. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds her, just like her killer intended…

When FBI agent Nikki Cassidy receives a call from Groveton’s Chief of Police, her heart pounds. A young girl just knocked on the door of Nikki’s old family home, claiming to be Nikki’s kid sister, Caitlin. But Caitlin was murdered fifteen years ago. Who is the girl and what does she want?

Nikki thinks the impersonator could finally lead her to her sister’s twisted killer. But her hope is shattered when the girl’s lifeless body is found strangled at a local service stop. If the girl knew about Caitlin, could she have known the identity of the killer? Was she murdered before she could unmask them?

Going against her boss’s orders to stay away, Nikki traces the girl’s last known steps to her best friend, Shirley. Nikki learns that the girl was last seen meeting with a stranger at the mall. Could it have been her killer?

Closer than ever to uncovering the truth, Nikki can’t give up now. But when Shirley’s body is found at another service station, a length of rope wound around her neck, her heart shatters. Another young life has been lost. Nikki vows that this will be the last.

When an intruder breaks into her old home, Nikki knows it’s the killer sending her a sign. As she walks into the familiar old house in the dead of night, will she finally get justice and catch her sister’s killer, or did she just walk into a deadly trap?

Series Details:

Genre: Crime Thriller
Published by: Bookouture
Publication Date: April 2, 2024
Number of Pages: 341
ISBN: 9781803147932 (ISBN10: 1803147938)
Series: Detective Nikki Cassidy

Author Bio:

Dana Perry

I am a New York City author who writes mystery thrillers under the pen name of Dana Perry - and also as R.G. Belsky. 

Catch Up With Dana Perry:
Twitter/X - @DanaPerryAuthor 
Facebook - @DanaPerryAuthor
Instagram - @dickbelsky

My Thoughts 

We are back with book three in the Nikki Cassidy series. The Lost Ones is the finale written by Dana Perry. I have really enjoyed this series. Nikki has been trying to sort out her sister, Caitlin's unsolved murder. However, there is a young girl that shows up at Nikki's old family home and says that she is Caitlin. Nikki is immediately alarmed.  

However, she thinks that the girl can help try and finally identify Caitlin's kiler. However before Nikki can get any information, the girl is found dead. Nikki digs into the girls friends and past desperate to find Caitlin's killer. However, someone will continue to kill to stay hidden. Nikki finds herself in a cat and mouse game -- with the killer calling her out into her old family home. 

Oh this series is packed full of suspense. I love Nikki Cassidy - I really hope to see more from this author. The book is well written. The storyline is packed full of suspense. 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.  


This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Dana Perry & R.G. Belsky. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.