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NEW WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS RELEASE - Gingerbread at Moonglow by Deborah Garner (A Christmas Novella with cookie recipes!)

Gingerbread at Moonglow - Deborah Garner
NEW WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS RELEASE 
Gingerbread at Moonglow by Deborah Garner (A Christmas Novella with cookie recipes!)
 
"There is something magical and whimsical about the Moonglow series, that leaves me with warm and fuzzy feeling inside. For anyone who loves Christmas, you will love this little novella. Also as an added bonus there are some amazing cookie recipies at the end to enjoy!" E Book Addicts
 
"I'm not exactly sure how to express my love for this series. There is no violence, no murder investigations, no bad guys--just pure love for humanity. The way the world should be. The Timberton Hotel is more like a great big happy family gathering place--in no small part to Chef, artist Mist. Every Christmas people come back to this hotel along with new comers probably because of the true welcome they receive and the small things Mist does for each and every one of them." Miki's Hope
 
"At the Timberton Hotel, Christmas is the highlight of the year. Delicious food, gorgeous decorations and great companions draw people back year after year. The returning guests almost seem like family. This novella chronicles Christmas Eve at the Hotel, and is a short but sweet read. The cookie recipes at the end of the book were a nice touch, too." Love Romance Books Blog
 
Read more on the #book and author here...
 
Book Description
The small town of Timberton, Montana, boasts an ambiance of near-magical proportions during the Christmas season, due in no small part to resident artist and chef Mist's mysterious way of working small miracles in people's everyday lives. Each year, return guests and new arrivals mingle with local townsfolk to enjoy companionship, exquisite decor, and exceptional cuisine at The Timberton Hotel.
 
As the aromas of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses mix with heartfelt camaraderie and sweet romance, guests share reflections on family, friendship, and life. Although decorating the outside of a gingerbread house may prove easier than deciding what goes inside, no one leaves Timberton without renewed hope for the future.
 
The Moonglow Series...
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
Mistletoe at Moonglow, Book 1
Silver Bells at Moonglow, Book 2
Gingerbread at Moonglow, Book 3
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-tour-gingerbread-at-moonglow-by.html

NEW MYSTERY RELEASE - Dangerous Changes by Joyce T Strand Author

Dangerous Changes: An Emily Lazzaro Mystery - Joyce T Strand

NEW MYSTERY RELEASE 
Dangerous Changes by Joyce T Strand Author (An Emily Lazzaro Mystery) plus All-New Fire 7 Tablet / $25 Amazon GC Giveaway - 3 Winners!

 

"A heart-pounding start to a thrilling mystery. Emily thinks she's finally found a place to start over. An idyllic, small, southern California town, an ex-fiancee mostly in the background, and new love on the horizon. But not all is well in paradise. Death, the past, and suspicion all combine to throw Emily's world into chaos, as the reader rides right alongside her, feeling each hairpin turn and steep slope." - The Faerie Review

 

"Emily finds herself tangled in a web of lies & deceit in Dangerous Changes which is full of twists and turns." reviews @ebookaddictsuk

 

"Dangerous Changes brings to life the deception and lies that is common in today’s world. You never know who the next victim of circumstance will be or if they will be able to change the outcome. Emily Lazzaro is a trusting and caring soul that unfortunately finds herself in the middle of a web of lies and deceit. Dangerous Changes is an intriguing and well-written story. There are many twists and turns that form a believable plot." Between the Coverz

 

Read more on the #book and author here....
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/dangerous-changes-by-joyce-t-strand.html

 

Book Description 
NEW RELEASE….
A series of events rattle Emily Lazzaro: a near-death encounter with a pickup on a narrow mountain road, the murder of a would-be client, and an ex-fiancé who won’t let go. Can she survive a police investigation, pressure from her ex’s company, and the suspicions of a possible new love-interest—so that she can make the changes to create a meaningful new life in a special town in southern California?

 

About Emily Lazzaro

Emily Lazzaro is the daughter of Wayne Lazzaro, the winemaker for the Hilltop Sunset winery in the previously published three Brynn Bancroft mysteries. She moved with her fiancé to Ramona, Calif., a rural community near San Diego, following graduation from college with a degree in hospitality. Her fiancé was eager to purchase a vineyard and develop a winery in the up and coming Ramona wine region, which suited Emily’s goals.

However, after moving to Ramona, it becomes apparent to Emily that she is not a good match for her fiancé. She discovers that he does not respect her opinions and insists on making decisions without her input. So she breaks off the engagement.

 

She decides to remain in Ramona despite her fiancé living there with his new vineyard. She appreciates the unique rocky terrain and proximity to the ocean and San Diego, along with the mixture of fine wineries, artists, and equestrian activities. She makes her living doing people’s taxes, and when Dangerous Changes opens, we discover she is looking to make a career change.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/dangerous-changes-by-joyce-t-strand.html

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NEW ROMANCE Her Christmas Chance by Rachelle Ayala (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 2)

Her Christmas Chance: A Christmas Creek Romance, Book 2 - Rachelle Ayala, Kate Marcin, LLC Rachelle Ayala Publishing
NEW ROMANCE
 
Her Christmas Chance by Rachelle Ayala (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 2)
"Her Christmas Chance is a fantastic love story including a disability that you hear of but is not necessarily well known. Rachelle does such a great job with the aspects of disabilities that she either knows about it personally or does a lot of research. She does a great job in portraying all the little things that most people take for granted and don’t realize that individuals with a disability face on a day to day basis. I can’t imagine the struggles that Bella has to go through on a daily basis. Yet Bella is a strong and independent woman that learns it is okay to lean on someone while still being independent.
 
Her Christmas Chance is an intriguing and well-written story. The characters are well developed, realistic and engaging. Rachelle Ayala does a great job of intertwining the different characters in the series throughout each book. This author is one who knows how to write a book that will capture your emotions and keep a hold of them to the very end. My attention was captured from the very beginning; I couldn’t put the book down. When you finish this book, you will have confidence and hopefulness in love along with a sense of understanding and compassion for people that go through struggles daily.
I recommend Her Christmas Chance to anyone that enjoys reading a unique and delightful romance." - reviews Between the Coverz
 
 
Read more on the #book, series, and author here...
 
Book Description...
Will her cat ruin her Christmas chance for love?
 
Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.
 
It worked, until her sister married writer Lucky Lenigan, and Bella developed a crush on Lucky’s brother—a bad boy with a shady past.
 
Chance Martin made one mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. After his release, he spends his days restoring antique furniture and his nights alone.
 
When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in the furniture workshop, Chance confronts Bella and finds himself with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.
 
Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back into hiding?
 
Author’s Note: Although part of the Christmas Creek Romance Series, Her Christmas Chance is a complete and standalone story. Bella Tallahan appears in a previous story, Lucky in Laguna, where her sister Tally Tallahan meets and falls in love with Lucky Lenigan.
 
A Christmas Creek Romance Series
Book 1: Holly & Gordon, Deck the Hearts
Book 2: Bella & Chance, Her Christmas Chance

Book Review - THE KITCHEN MISTRESS--Katherine’s Story—The Letter Series—Book 3 by Kathleen Shoop

The Kitchen Mistress (The Letter Series) (Volume 3) - kathleen shoop
Book Review - THE KITCHEN MISTRESS--Katherine’s Story—The Letter Series—Book 3 by Kathleen Shoop 'such an amazing historical and emotional series, the era, the characters, their struggles have been so captivating to follow'....
 
"I have waited so long for this book to release, it has been my most anticipated read of all the books I have. The Letter Series grabbed hold of me from the first book of this amazing historical and emotional series, the era, the characters, their struggles have been so captivating to follow. It's been quite a while since reading the previous book so I was delighted that the author had included past events to jog my memory and also great for anyone who hasn't yet read the book 1, although I urge you to do so as that is what started my love of this series and the amazing author, Kathleen Shoop.
 
After so much turmoil Jeanie and her children are together as a family should be, yet after another cruel blow they are left homeless in the town of Des Moines where past events are still held against them in many quarters. Living hand to mouth, desperate to find somewhere to live and be able to stay together, they find a glimmer of hope for better times in the shape of Miss Violet, who gives them jobs and a place to live. Jeanie tends to the gardens while Katherine becomes the kitchen mistress, and I could have sat and read about their daily chores all day long as the author brings them to life so vividly. Yet Katherine has a hidden talent, a talent that could save them all or reduce them to poverty yet again. When Miss Violet uncovers her secret Katherine feels the immense pressure of keeping the family together and will do anything she can to make it happen, she may have had to grown up very quickly but her young age still makes her vulnerable and unaware of the situations around her and the lies being told. Will her risk to save her family from further hardships be worth it or will it bring more heartache? Will they encounter even more despair as events unfold?
 
Absolutely unstoppable reading, The Letter Series has made such a connection with me, the characters, who now feel like family, warm my heart through their stories and their desperate times, my emotions were pulled as as I continue to want to keep them from harm after all they have been through. The author connects the reader to the past and brings the old era to life so vividly, it simply fascinates me, I didn't want to put it down, a never ending book is the only way to fulfill my needs!
 
Reading The Kitchen Mistress is like reading a film, the whole story is brought to life in the readers mind through Kathleen Shoop's magnificent writing, you are there in Des Moines watching the characters play out their scenes, feeling their emotions with them, gripped to find out more. A story filled with hope, love, despair and the power of never giving up, and I love every single moment with the Arthurs and am now desperately awaiting their next story."
 
Read more on the #book, series and author here...
 
Book Description
For every woman who’s had to choose between the secrets that protect her and the people she loves the most…
 
1892—Des Moines
 
Katherine Arthur and her family are back and it’s time to collect the money Mrs. Mellet left them in her will. The tidy sum will allow the family peace of mind and a future that’s stable and fulfilling. But when things don’t go exactly as planned, Katherine steps up to do more than her share. Hired as a kitchen mistress, her intuition (with the help of a mysterious recipe book), cooking prowess, and work ethic make her the perfect partner for the enigmatic, wealthy woman next door. Then Aleksey Zurchenko arrives.
 
Violet Pendergrass is a well-heeled, progressive woman with half a fortune in one hand and a plan for enduring prosperity in the other. Resourceful, shrewd, and tough, Violet doesn’t realize her one and only weakness leaves her vulnerable as she attempts to solidify her independence. She sees unparalleled value in Katherine’s gifts and does her best to keep the girl close, to keep her true work secret from her mother and the world.
 
Katherine’s loyalties to her mother and Violet grow strained and soon her commitment to both frays even further as her feelings for Aleksey grow. Katherine must decide if pursuing her work with the formidable Violet and protecting her family are more important than following love. Can she do it all? Love, hope, joy, secrets buried in walls and hearts; all are threatened by those who claim to care about the Arthurs. Can Katherine separate what’s right and true from what it takes to survive? Are they even different things?
 
The Last Letter Series of novels by Kathleen Shoop is set in the Midwest of America in the late 19th and early 20th century. Shoop takes readers on an emotional journey through love, loss and redemption. Inspired by family letters, the novels pull from historical events and places and feature the life and times of the fictional Arthur family as they make their way in the world.
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-kitchen-mistress-katherines.html

Our Beck Valley Book Review - Halloween is Murder by Carolyn Arnold (McKinley Mysteries)

Halloween Is Murder (McKinley Mysteries) - Carolyn Arnold

A seasonal joy to highlight one of the spookiest nights of the year and what better way to celebrate it with a really good murder mystery set around a haunted house.

In this novel we met Sean and Sara Mckinley who can be likened to one of the most famous married detectives duos created by Agatha Christie, Thomas and Tuppence. Reading this book took me back to my youth and reminded of all the Alfred Hitchcock books I used to read. The excellent setting around creating a haunted house leads to the lead reporter being murdered and it’s up to Sean and Sara to find out why.

The storyline is a very easy one to follow and will be loved by young teens and adults who like a really good murder mystery with page turning events and clues to help you solve the case before the detectives can. With the clever writing and red herring leads that are put in place to mislead you it makes for a fantastic read at a special time of year.

This is the first book I have read in the series but easily followed it and would love to peruse the others in order to enhance and embellish the characters. Praise for Carolyn Arnold and look out for other works by this author as they are just as intriguing and powerful as this novel.

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-halloween-is-murder-by.html

 

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-halloween-is-murder-by.html

NEW SWEET ROMANCE RELEASE!! Secrets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers) by Addison Cole

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¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)Secrets at Seaside
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers
___________________by Addison Cole
 
Secrets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers) by Addison Cole Author
 
"A love that's lost can be reborn. Just ask Tony and Amy. Secrets at Seaside is a haunting tale of tragedy, triumph and second chances. Attraction brought together the star surfer and the shy girl next door, but heartbreaking secrets and mistrustful feelings tanked their chance at a real and everlasting love. The hallmark of a good romance are the moments to cherish from beginning to end. Heat has nothing on heart. Ms. Cole made sure to deliver an equal amount of both." Isha Coleman @ I Love Romance
 
"If there is a story that is close to my heart, it is Tony and Amy's.
It is a love story that is so deep and emotional that I do not have words enough in this review to describe it...Addison Cole constructs a wonderful story for this strong and incredible couple, a beautiful love story of a couple who is survived by so much." Romance as a First Language
 
'This book is certainly an emotional journey for Amy and Tony, I have to admit that I cried a few times throughout this book. Once again this is a great story from Addison that is filled with plenty of heat, but sweet enough to enjoy without all the details for that clean romantic reading.' E Book Addicts
 
Read more on the #book and author here....
 
Book Description
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends! All books can be read as stand-alone novels.
 
Secrets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Secrets. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.
 
In SECRETS at SEASIDE…
Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed—at least for her.
 
Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She’s spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she’s spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she’s ever loved. She’s back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she’s decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past—and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.
 
Secrets at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Secrets by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.
Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/secrets-at-seaside-sweet-with-heat.html

Book Review - The Last Suttee byMadhu B. Wangu

The Last Suttee - Madhu Bazaz Wangu

Our Beck Valley Book Review - The Last Suttee byMadhu B. Wangu
'a powerful read that pulls at your heart'

"This story was a fascinating read, the Indian culture, traditions and beliefs pour from the pages so effortlessly, yet it was also emotional in parts when your eyes are opened by the author through this fictional tale, on how some small parts of India still live and think today. The author has shown great strength and bravery to bring such controversial subjects to readers outside of India.

The story is set around Kumud, a selfless lady who runs an orphanage for girls and her life's mission is to help those in need. Having grown up in Neela Nagar, Kumud knows only too well what the future holds for these girls without any help given to them. In parts of India women are treated as second class citizens in every sense, why would they need education when their only purpose is to serve and provide domestic duties to their family and then husbands. What is worse is that if their husband was to die, they are seen as a threat to her husbands family, if they don't escape the only choice they have is the fear of living like a slave or commit Suttee.

'It's a women's nature not to think too deeply.' - the Elder 

Suttee is an outlawed ritual in India when a widow would cremate herself along with her dead husband, in the belief that they will stay together in heaven and guarantee a place in heaven for several generations. She fears what her life will be like and feels this is her only way out. This brings great awareness to the small town she belongs too and generates many benefits to the town. Although this has been banned, some small villages who have deep installed beliefs still practice it today.

Kumud's past haunts her and when she receives a phone call from her old town telling her another Suttee could take place she has no option but to return and do all she can to stop it from happening. Can the people of Neela Nagar begin to change and see the ancient tradition of Suttee in Neela Nagar stopped or are those beliefs to deeply rooted?

A tremendous amount of research, travel, interviews and dedication by the author has brought this astounding story to life. A story that gave me shivers in places and in others put a smile on my face, a thought provoking, powerful read that pulls at your heart, hopefully this awareness can bring changes to century old traditions and practices."

Read more on the #book and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-last-suttee-by-madhu-wangu.html 

Book Description
"You must come at once if you want to stop the suttee from happening again...” This phone message summons Kumud Kuthiyala back to Neela Nagar, the blue town of her youth, and the shackled life she thought she had left behind forever...

As a nine-year-old, Kumud witnessed the brutal and horrifying suttee ritual when her beloved aunt immolated herself on the burning pyre of her dead husband. Years later, Kumud summoned the courage to escape the isolated and primitive town of her youth to start a new life in Ambayu, a metropolitan city. She began as office help at Save Girls Soul Orphanage Center and progressed to become its director. At SGSO Center, she becomes a warrior for women’s education and equal rights. She teaches young women to protect themselves from outmoded practices and rituals that victimize women.

Then a phone call informs Kumud that the suttee of a sixteen-year-old is inevitable. She has vowed that she will never let it happen again. Still haunted by her aunt’s suttee, she leaves everything behind, including her love, Shekhar Roy, to end the barbaric custom that scarred her for life, and to save the young bride from committing suttee.

As Kumud travels back to the town of her youth, long-buried memories resurface and force her to remember the life from which she fled. The town that greets her is full of contradictions. It has electricity and clean water, and a new school is open to low castes, yet superstition and prejudice abound. How can she convince the town that their centuries-old tradition is cruel and barbaric, that a widowed young woman deserves the right to live? Can she change the minds of the townspeople and the Five Elders before it’s too late?

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-last-suttee-by-madhu-wangu.html

THE KITCHEN MISTRESS--Katherine’s Story—The Letter Series by Kathleen Shoop

The Kitchen Mistress (The Letter Series) (Volume 3) - kathleen shoop

❃ ✣ ✤ ✥ Historical fiction at it's best! ✥ ✤ ✣ ❃
THE KITCHEN MISTRESS--Katherine’s Story—The Letter Series by Kathleen Shoop
For every woman who’s had to choose between the secrets that protect her and the people she loves the most, 1892—Des Moines....

"This book was written so well, so realistic that you feel the emotions of the characters, and emotions for the characters. This family stood proud even during these times when everything seemed to be against them. They were surviving, no matter what. The characters will remain in your heart and mind for some time." Books, Reviews, etc

"Reading The Kitchen Mistress is like reading a film, the whole story is brought to life in the readers mind through Kathleen Shoop's magnificent writing, you are there in Des Moines watching the characters play out their scenes, feeling their emotions with them, gripped to find out more. A story filled with hope, love, despair and the power of never giving up." Beck Valley Books

"Katherine Shoop is a talented writer who takes you on a journey in time and through personal trials and tribulations in The Kitchen Mistress. Each relationship she has pulls Katherine in a different direction. How does she decide which is the right direction?" reviews Nicki's Nook

Read more on the #book, series and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/the-kitchen-mistress-katherines.html 

For every woman who’s had to choose between the secrets that protect her and the people she loves the most…

1892—Des Moines

Katherine Arthur and her family are back and it’s time to collect the money Mrs. Mellet left them in her will. The tidy sum will allow the family peace of mind and a future that’s stable and fulfilling. But when things don’t go exactly as planned, Katherine steps up to do more than her share. Hired as a kitchen mistress, her intuition (with the help of a mysterious recipe book), cooking prowess, and work ethic make her the perfect partner for the enigmatic, wealthy woman next door. Then Aleksey Zurchenko arrives.

Violet Pendergrass is a well-heeled, progressive woman with half a fortune in one hand and a plan for enduring prosperity in the other. Resourceful, shrewd, and tough, Violet doesn’t realize her one and only weakness leaves her vulnerable as she attempts to solidify her independence. She sees unparalleled value in Katherine’s gifts and does her best to keep the girl close, to keep her true work secret from her mother and the world.

Katherine’s loyalties to her mother and Violet grow strained and soon her commitment to both frays even further as her feelings for Aleksey grow. Katherine must decide if pursuing her work with the formidable Violet and protecting her family are more important than following love. Can she do it all? Love, hope, joy, secrets buried in walls and hearts; all are threatened by those who claim to care about the Arthurs. Can Katherine separate what’s right and true from what it takes to survive? Are they even different things? 

The Last Letter Series of novels by Kathleen Shoop is set in the Midwest of America in the late 19th and early 20th century. Shoop takes readers on an emotional journey through love, loss and redemption. Inspired by family letters, the novels pull from historical events and places and feature the life and times of the fictional Arthur family as they make their way in the world.

Book Review - Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life by Diana Raab

Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life - Diana Raab

Having reached a certain age I started to think about what do I know about my heritage and especially about my grandparents and the answer was very little. How I wish they had recorded their life story so I could relate it to my children.

This is why this book struck a deep cord with me as I started documen ting my life so my grandchildren would know who their grandad was and what he did. The author tells us why and how it is important to tell our story and how moods affect the words and grammar we use and through the book how we can influence and change the script.

The main element of the book was when the novelist stated she had kept a diary and memoirs of what her children had done every day of their life and give them it on their wedding days, this made me think and a little bit sad as I really wish I had done this for mine.

It is amazing how writing can form a brilliant escape and by moving your thoughts from mind to paper can help release tension and stress which is expertly described in this excellent book alongside with other techniques.

The book is full of useful hints and tips on how to write with true meaning in the different formats of prose and this writing typifies our moods or thoughts and gives the reader a true reflection of our sole.

I am glad that I started my daily journal to record my own personnel history but this book has inspired me to keep recording my thoughts actions and beliefs and hope one day in the future a historian will find them and use them for research.

Reading this book has enhanced and improved my daily records and as the title states made my “Writing For Bliss”.

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/book-review-writing-for-bliss-seven.html

EW RELEASE - Halloween is Murder by Author Carolyn Arnold

Halloween Is Murder (McKinley Mysteries) - Carolyn Arnold

NEW RELEASE 
Halloween is Murder by Author Carolyn Arnold (McKinley Mysteries) Beware of all that goes bump in the night…

 

"An amusing and entertaining mystery! Carolyn Arnold has written another captivating and amazing story with characters that are well developed and engaging. Carolyn’s stories are brilliantly written, entertaining, and fascinating. This is a definite winner from this author." reviews Between the Coverz

 

"A great cozy mystery set around Halloween, I look forward to more from the McKinley's." E Book Addicts

 

Beware of all that goes bump in the night…

Sean and Sara McKinley are excited about the haunted house they’ve set up as a Halloween charity fund-raiser, but things take a ghoulish turn when the reporter covering their story is found dead. With the media keeping mum about how she died, Sara’s curiosity is piqued, and she convinces Sean to take on the investigation through their PI firm.

 

But this case is not without its challenges. The police are actively investigating it, as well, and it’s not even clear that the woman was murdered. It will take a little cloak-and-dagger, dress-up, and finesse for the McKinleys to get to the bottom of it, but they aren’t the kind to give up.

 

As they troll for leads and work through the skeletons in the reporter’s closet, they unearth a few suspects, but they’ll need to carve out the whole truth if they’re going to find her killer. If they do so fast enough, there might even be time for a little trick-or-treating.

 

Read more on the #book and author here....
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/book-tour-halloween-is-murder-by.html 

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/book-tour-halloween-is-murder-by.html

NEW ROMANCE RELEASE - Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster​

Thrill of Love: Ty Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Book 6) - Melissa Foster

☆♥♥❥❥❥☆ NEW ROMANCE RELEASE ☆❥❥❥♥♥☆
Thrill of Love by Melissa Foster​ (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor)
'If you've never read one of my books before, and you're thinking about it, THRILL OF LOVE is the one to try. Not only does it feature rich family relationships and my beloved Bradens, but the story itself is BIGGER, deeper, and more emotional than any of the romance novels I've read in the past several years. The genre is romance, but the issues in this book are complex, real life issues, and when tragedy strikes, I promise you'll be glad for the romance element <3 ' ~~ New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Melissa Foster

 

"Love is an uphill battle and this couple had to deal with more than most. Thrill of Love is a triumphant journey of pain that is at times heartwrenching but always inspiring. Ty and Aiyla will change the way you look at life, love and hope. Kleenex is a must." Isha Coleman​ I Love Romance

 

"I dare you to read this book and not turn into a blubbering emotional wreck! And I mean that in a good way. You will get so swept up in Ty and Aiyla's story but a curve ball just totally threw me for a loop and had me in tears!" E Book Addicts​

 

Read more on the #book and author here...
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/book-tour-thrill-of-love-by-melissa.html

 

Book Description


The Bradens are a series of sexy stand-alone romances bursting with rich family ties and everlasting love. These hot contemporary love stories feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy contemporary and new adult romance, and women's fiction.

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

 

Fall in love with Ty Braden and Aiyla Bell in this epic love story. Fate brings them together, but will tragedy tear them apart?

 

Do you believe in fate?


World-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer Ty Braden never believed in second dates, much less heart-pounding, steal-his-breath love. But that was before a trip to Saint-Luc, where he met funny, strong, and entrancingly beautiful Aiyla Bell, a ski instructor and fellow photographer whose hopes and dreams, and love of the outdoors, aligned perfectly with his--and whose kisses alone turned him inside out.

After spending five magical days and four sweet, soulful nights falling in love, Aiyla couldn't imagine a day without Ty. But when he asked her to go with him on his next assignment, his reputation for having women at his beck and call stopped her from upending the life she'd worked so hard to create.

 

Months later fate steps in when a chance encounter brings Ty and Aiyla together for a five-day wilderness event held in the Colorado Mountains. Their deep, passionate connection is stronger than ever, and Ty is bound and determined not to lose her again. But when tragedy strikes and their worlds are turned upside down, their love faces the truest test of all.

 

THRILL OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While this can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order.

 

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

NEW RELEASE - The Last Suttee by Madhu B. Wangu

The Last Suttee - Madhu Bazaz Wangu

✰* *★ NEW RELEASE ★* *✰
The Last Suttee by Madhu B. Wangu

"The author has created intricate characters that draw you in with their backstory, and make you feel everything that they feel. I had never heard of the act of suttee before reading this story. It is hard to imagine someone willingly agreeing to do it. As this type of event actually does take place, it is my hope that that culture will change that with time." @I I Create Purty Thangs

"Wangu manages to create a powerful story that reveals how life in India can be filled with so much love, pain, and promise. Interwoven in every passage are immense details that reveal the deep seated norms and binding expectations that women deal with, along with their ability to work towards their dreams and fight for what they believe in."Rachel Zaragoza-Quaill

"A stunning story of one woman’s struggle to stop the ritual of suttee. The novel weaves centuries old traditions with the stark march toward twenty-first century. It progresses with surprising plot twists, a ticking clock, and stubborn and powerful antagonist who challenges the protagonist, Kumud, to stand up to the orthodox and close-minded community" - Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop

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Book Description
"You must come at once if you want to stop the suttee from happening again...” This phone message summons Kumud Kuthiyala back to Neela Nagar, the blue town of her youth, and the shackled life she thought she had left behind forever...

As a nine-year-old, Kumud witnessed the brutal and horrifying suttee ritual when her beloved aunt immolated herself on the burning pyre of her dead husband. Years later, Kumud summoned the courage to escape the isolated and primitive town of her youth to start a new life in Ambayu, a metropolitan city. She began as office help at Save Girls Soul Orphanage Center and progressed to become its director. At SGSO Center, she becomes a warrior for women’s education and equal rights. She teaches young women to protect themselves from outmoded practices and rituals that victimize women.

Then a phone call informs Kumud that the suttee of a sixteen-year-old is inevitable. She has vowed that she will never let it happen again. Still haunted by her aunt’s suttee, she leaves everything behind, including her love, Shekhar Roy, to end the barbaric custom that scarred her for life, and to save the young bride from committing suttee.

As Kumud travels back to the town of her youth, long-buried memories resurface and force her to remember the life from which she fled. The town that greets her is full of contradictions. It has electricity and clean water, and a new school is open to low castes, yet superstition and prejudice abound. How can she convince the town that their centuries-old tradition is cruel and barbaric, that a widowed young woman deserves the right to live? Can she change the minds of the townspeople and the Five Elders before it’s too late?

Source: http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/book-tour-last-suttee-by-madhu-bazaz.html

HUGE PRICE REDUCTION 

 

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My loss is your gain! I'm not sure why, or for how long, but Amazon has reduced BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: CARSON to only $1.20! Grab your copy quick! 

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!
 
My loss is your gain! I'm not sure why, or for how long, but Amazon has reduced DREAMING AT SEASIDE to only $1.60! Grab your copy today!
 
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