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Happy WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

51coYyBn6xL._SY346_I am currently 50% through The Bond Woman. By: Janice Dembosky It’s good so far! The quality of prose is stunning and I am quite enjoying the premise as it unfurls. Growing Up in Pennsylvania makes this book more interesting. A little about the book.  When, at age fifteen, Hannah Miller goes to work “on the Outside” of her Old Order Amish community in Pennsylvania, she promises her parents that she will not be tempted by the fancy lifestyle of “der Englischer.” Two years later, she has kept that promise, but she is now admitting to herself that it is not the English lifestyle that draws her. It is her love for her employer, Abram Goodman.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

51Vx9gLoUXLSay You Love Me is a series of books by Rose Willow.  This is the fourth book in the series.  Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

 What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Final TrailThe Final Trail By: AA Abbott is 5 and final book in this series.  A little about the book.. Family feuds just got bloodier… A gripping thriller, and a great story of death, revenge and vodka.
To save glamorous Kat White’s life, Ben Halloran killed his gangster father. Now his brother wants to even the score.

The gripping Trail series of British crime thrillers reaches its dramatic conclusion in this compelling page-turner.

 

 

 

 

 

51mqKgOAwTLLet Me Go By: Rose Willow is the fifth book in this series.  I am looking forward in starting this and will be looking into her other books.  I have really enjoyed her books.

NEW RELEASE from multi-million-copy best-selling Author Willow Rose.

What if a stranger told you that she believed your child is about to be killed? What if that woman was an ex-FBI profiler with a disputable reputation?

Would you believe her?

Eva Rae Thomas is chasing down a vicious killer, but no one will believe he even exists. If there are no unexplained dead bodies or missing persons, then how can there be a killer on the loose?

What they don’t understand is that the perfect murder is the one that doesn’t look like murder.

Can Eva Rae convince local law enforcement to help her with this case before the killer strikes once more? Or will she have to take matters into her own hands – again?

LET ME GO is the fifth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.  

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

BOOK REVIEWS, CRIME THRILLER, FAMILY DRAMA

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The Final TrailThe Final Trail By:  A. A. Abbott Book Review

Blurb

Family feuds just got bloodier… A gripping thriller, and a great story of death, revenge and vodka.
To save glamorous Kat White’s life, Ben Halloran killed his gangster father. Now his brother wants to even the score.

The gripping Trail series of British crime thrillers reaches its dramatic conclusion in this compelling page-turner.

Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/2BJmoHg

 

About AA Abbott

Who doesn’t love a cracking crime story, full of twists?

I’m British crime thriller writer A.A. Abbott – known to friends as Helen – and I believe a good read is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

I write fast-paced suspense thrillers set in the British cities of London and Birmingham.

I would like to thank https://lovebooksgroup.com/, the publisher and author for an ARC copy of this book.

Twitter handles

@AAAbbottStories

@LoveBooksTours

My Review

This is the first book that I have read by this author and its #5 in the series, but I found it easy to read as a stand-alone, although you do miss out a little on the back story; but I didn’t have a problem catching up with getting to know the characters, I felt it was easy to catch up, I will be looking into ready the first one at least.  There are several main characters in this book, I loved how they were all used in this book.

Set in Birmingham.

Kat is the creator of Starshine Vodka and is in a business partnership with Marty, a shrewd businessman.

 Erik is Kat’s brother and is researching a cancer cure, he is also in a business partnership with Marty.

 Ben, who had shot and killed his gangster father, who had been planning on killing Kat, is in love with Amy, Eric’s girlfriend. Ben’s brother, Jon, wants revenge for his father’s death, but he’s in prison….!

 The story is a family drama, with plenty of action. There’s family betrayals, lies, love, politics and corporate dealings all set against the background of Vodka production. A fast paced, twisty, gripping and thoroughly entertaining read.  And who doesn’t have family drama in their family.  I can honestly say there is some in my family.

I loved the authors’ style of writing, and I will be looking for more from this author.

Thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours https://lovebooksgroup.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free copy of the book. This is my honest review.

It’s Monday

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and had time to read.

Its Monday what are you reading? A place to meet up and show what you have been reading over the week.

It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

What I read last week: 

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Past events cast shadows you can’t outrun. Wayne and Phil knew that better than anyone, after Stevie died, way back when they were children. A pebble dropped in a pool. Ripples spreading outwards. Who knew where they would end?

Buy Link – https://amzn.to/2Mgg2EM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blurb

No one wants to think about getting older. It’s true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate?

Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field in-depth.

Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/2Nf4PEk

What I am reading now: 

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Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?

Life is not done throwing Eva Rae Thomas curveballs.

A phone call turns her life upside down – once again. The call is from her father, the man she hasn’t seen in thirty-six years, not since he kidnapped her sister in a supermarket.

Now, he is back in Florida, and he needs her help. Her younger brother – who she didn’t know existed – has been arrested on Amelia Island. The boy is in a coma after being shot by an officer during the incident. But his father doesn’t believe the police, and he asks for Eva Rae’s help to prove it.

At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.

Will Eva Rae find it in her heart to help her father after what he did to her? Will facing him again set her free or pull her under?

SAY YOU LOVE ME is the fourth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

You can purchase it HERE

Up next: 

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When, at age fifteen, Hannah Miller goes to work “on the Outside” of her Old Order Amish community in Pennsylvania, she promises her parents that she will not be tempted by the fancy lifestyle of “der Englischer.” Two years later, she has kept that promise, but she is now admitting to herself that it is not the English lifestyle that draws her. It is her love for her employer, Abram Goodman.

Though she holds her love for Goodman as a secret in her heart, Hannah’s fantasy world collapses when Goodman takes a wife. Hannah seeks a way to pay him back for the imagined infidelity of which she accuses him. Her actions set forth a ripple effect that touches not just Abram and his wife but Hannah’s family and others in her Amish community.

The Bond Woman is not the typical “Amish novel,” in that it does not present the Amish in a pristine, idyllic lifestyle where the greatest transgressions might be coveting a piece of lace or loving music from “the Outside.” Nor is this is this a predictable love story; rather, it is a complex psychological drama that deals with Hannah’s dual conversion — both inward and outward. Like an irresistible light, the story line of The Bond Woman draws Hannah and the reader in unpredictable directions.

You Can Purchase Here

 

Weekly Wrap Up

This week has been a crazy hectic with home life and my job.  But in the evening’s I have found time to do some reading but not nearly as much as I would have like to,  so I’m very happy to have lovely books to escape into!

I have finished one books this past week and did a cover reveal, and now on to what, I have read and the Cover Reveal….  Not My usual amount of books this week.  I hope that next week will be better.

 

TV wise this week I’ve been really enjoyed American Odyssey on Netflix.  I am now on the search for a new show.

It’s been a slow week on the blog this week as I’ve only posted a few times.  I hope to blog more next week.  I am planning and scheduling  some new post next week.

How has your week been? I hope you’ve had a lovely week and had time to do some reading. If you’ve shared a wrap-up post please feel free to leave your link before and I’ll make sure to visit your post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Books on my Kindle Unlimited

How many of you knew that you could only download 10 books from Kindle Unlimited?  I was unware of it, until last night when I tried downloading one that was, recommended to me.  What books do you have on Kindle Unlimited?

Here’s my list:

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Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?

Life is not done throwing Eva Rae Thomas curveballs.

A phone call turns her life upside down – once again. The call is from her father, the man she hasn’t seen in thirty-six years, not since he kidnapped her sister in a supermarket.

Now, he is back in Florida, and he needs her help. Her younger brother – who she didn’t know existed – has been arrested on Amelia Island. The boy is in a coma after being shot by an officer during the incident. But his father doesn’t believe the police, and he asks for Eva Rae’s help to prove it.

At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.

Will Eva Rae find it in her heart to help her father after what he did to her? Will facing him again set her free or pull her under?

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Watching The Bodies By Graham Smith

WATCHING THE BODIES: An utterly gripping new crime thriller

When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive. But who will it be?

 

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Eva Rae Thomas The Mystery Series 1-3 by Rose Willow

– DON’T LIE TO ME:

When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.

Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.

The girl isn’t just any child. She’s the town’s most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.

As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas — who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job — plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.

Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.

– WHAT YOU DID:

Former FBI-profiler, Eva Rae Thomas, faces the most personal case in her career, as bestselling author Willow Rose’s new hit series continues.

Three girls disappear on prom night at the local high school. One of them is the prom queen.

Eva Rae Thomas is chasing her long-lost sister when detective—and boyfriend—Matt Miller asks her to join the investigation of the three girls’ disappearance. They were last seen walking home together after the dance.

When the body of a young girl shows up in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she can no longer watch from the sidelines, and soon she realizes not only is she involved in this investigation, she’s also this killer’s target.

– NEVER EVER:

Ex-agent Eva Rae Thomas is on the run. The past month she has done things she never knew she was capable of while hunting for her kidnapped daughter.

Eva Rae has risked everything,

-her career,

-her newfound love,

-her freedom.

She’s looking for the man they call the Iron Fist. The trail has led her to Miami.

Meanwhile, Miami is under attack. Hundreds of passengers in the Metrorail are exposed to a deathly nerve gas on a peaceful Monday morning. When Eva Rae Thomas sees her daughter on the surveillance footage from the attack, she knows it is no coincidence. But by the time she uncovers the chilling truth of how it is all connected, it might be too late.

The fourth installment in the Eva Rae Thomas Series SAY YOU LOVE ME is out now!

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The Bond Woman by Janice Dembosky

When, at age fifteen, Hannah Miller goes to work “on the Outside” of her Old Order Amish community in Pennsylvania, she promises her parents that she will not be tempted by the fancy lifestyle of “der Englischer.” Two years later, she has kept that promise, but she is now admitting to herself that it is not the English lifestyle that draws her. It is her love for her employer, Abram Goodman.

Though she holds her love for Goodman as a secret in her heart, Hannah’s fantasy world collapses when Goodman takes a wife. Hannah seeks a way to pay him back for the imagined infidelity of which she accuses him. Her actions set forth a ripple effect that touches not just Abram and his wife but Hannah’s family and others in her Amish community.

The Bond Woman is not the typical “Amish novel,” in that it does not present the Amish in a pristine, idyllic lifestyle where the greatest transgressions might be coveting a piece of lace or loving music from “the Outside.” Nor is this is this a predictable love story; rather, it is a complex psychological drama that deals with Hannah’s dual conversion — both inward and outward. Like an irresistible light, the story line of The Bond Woman draws Hannah and the reader in unpredictable directions.

 

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Deserve to Die by Miranda Rijks

Dom and Stacey have the perfect life. Until they meet Tamara. Brilliant, beautiful, she hides a horrifying secret. One that may destroy them all.

Happily married with two wonderful children, Dom and Stacey are living the dream. He runs a successful design agency, she is finding fame as an author of children’s books.

Everything is perfect. But then they meet the mesmerizing Tamara and their lives are changed forever.

Because Tamara is a woman with a plan. She executes it step by step – patient, systematic, methodical.

And as her plan unfolds, Dom and Stacey find their lives slipping out of control. Taking them from heaven into the deepest, darkest hell…

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House of the Lost Girls by Carissa Ann Lynch

Seventeen-year-old Marianna Bertagnoli is miserable… Not only did her father abandon her five years ago, now she’s being uprooted and forced to move with her mother and new stepdad to a creepy Victorian house they inherited in the even creepier town of Flocksdale. Flocksdale has an evil, ugly past—and history has a way of repeating itself… Marianna notices some strange qualities about her new home, and soon realizes she’s living in none other than the infamous House of Horrors. That’s right, the very house where the demented Garrett family ran a drug ring, leading to the kidnappings and murders of forty young girls. The dark energy of the town begins to rise again… Within a week of moving in, Marianna’s mother disappears, one of her small group of new friends is found murdered, and she’s attacked by a man wearing a hideous clown mask. As she searches for answers, Marianna wonders if the malevolence still lingers, somehow alive…and how her stepdad came to own the House of Horrors. Unsure who to trust, Marianna turns to Wendi Wise, a survivor of the Garretts’ crimes… Caught up in twisted family ties and surrounded by deceit, Marianna is targeted by a new generation of evil. Doubly imprisoned—in her own body and in the real house of the lost girls—Marianna needs Wendi’s help to unravel the bizarre history of Flocksdale. But will Marianna survive long enough to bring the evil to light? Or will she be trapped in the house of the lost girls forever?

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When Smiles Fade by Paige Dearth

#1 Amazon Bestseller

Young Emma kills people, but only if they deserve to die.

Emma’s little sister Gracie is the only light in her life. So after enduring years of unimaginable abuse by her drunken father and uncaring mother, she hardens her heart to shield her sibling from the same fate. But when Gracie becomes the new target, Emma fights back with extreme prejudice…

Fleeing the bloody trail and taking them both onto Philly’s rough streets, she’s forced to work as a stripper just to survive. Surrounded by mistrust, betrayal, and mob cruelty, she vows revenge against anyone who dares lay a finger on Gracie.

Can Emma protect her sister, or will her deranged and depraved past lead her down a path of destruction?

When Smiles Fade is a dark and graphic psychological thriller. If you like gritty realism, true-to-life characters, and stories that stay with you long after the final word, then you’ll love Paige Dearth’s harrowing tale.

**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter. (This is a standalone novel)

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Searching for Sullivan by Carissa Ann Lynch

 

Veronica didn’t believe in ghosts—until her son became one… Veronica von Derbach is a young mother with a promising career in psychology. She considers herself a sane person, with no interest in paranormal hocus-pocus, until a fateful camping trip tears her life apart. While boating in the midst of a turbulent storm, her only child, Sullivan, disappears from the bow of the boat. Though they never find his body, he can only be presumed dead. Veronica can’t bring herself to move on… Searching for peace, Veronica finds herself drawn to the darker, less respected career of parapsychology, the study of apparitional beings. But she finds no answers there, only bitterness. She takes great pleasure in traveling the United States, debunking paranormal mysteries and discrediting ghostly claims. She doesn’t believe in ghosts. She doesn’t believe in anything except the emptiness that has claimed her since the disappearance of Sullivan. But then she receives a mysterious fax—a grainy, ghostly image of her long-lost son. To find the truth, she must delve into the unknown… Veronica now faces the greatest challenge of her career. She must succeed in her search for Sullivan and find out the dreadful truth about what happened to him that day at the lake, before other children suffer the same fate.

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Girl in Trouble by Stacy Clafli

He gave up his daughter years ago, but now he’ll risk his life to save hers.

Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister’s disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he cherishes the few times a year he gets to see her. The joy is palpable when he takes her on their first one-on-one outing. At least until he pauses to answer a text and Ariana disappears…

Wracked with guilt and determined to find answers, Alex teams up with an unlikely ally at the police department. As the clues reveal a pattern of missing girls, the kidnapping case becomes a race against time to save Ariana. What cost is Alex willing to pay to keep his daughter alive?

Girl in Trouble is the first book in a series of thrilling stand-alone novels spun off from the USA Today bestselling Gone Trilogy. If you like heart-pounding suspense, page-turning action, and characters you’ll never forget, then you’ll love Stacy Claflin’s engrossing new series.

Read Girl in Trouble today!

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You’re All Mine by Ruth Harrow

The worst secrets are often hidden by the shiniest facade…

Heather lives in her dream house, has a handsome husband and a successful career.
Famous in her field, she has legions of devoted followers on social media. But all is not as rosy as the Pinterest-perfect picture she lets them see.
Behind closed doors lurks a more sinister story. Heather would be horrified if people knew about the violent scarlet stain near the fireplace… or the shocking secrets that keep her awake at night and could destroy everything she cares about…
Managing an exciting new project should be a breeze, but when she is forced to work alongside the school bully that made her life hell, a new nightmare starts. Her perfect facade begins unravelling before the watchful eyes of her followers.

Awful happenings start to reach Heather in the one place she should be safe – her home.

Has one of her obsessive fans taken things too far?

Or is the ghost of her distant husband haunting her?

 

Hello and Welcome back to First Lines Friday.

Happy Friday everyone hope that your week was event full.  My week was a hectic and Friday could not come fast enough.

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Saturday, September 28th

10:45:07 PM

Dispatch Nine-one-one.  What’s your emergency? Hello?

Allyson:  Hello, I want to talk to the police.

Dispatch: What happen? What is your name?

Allyson:  I’m Allyson.  I’ve been kidnapped.

Dispatch:  How old are you, Allyson?

Allyson:  Fifteen.  Please hurry.  I don’t know where I am.

Dispatch:  What do you mean you don’t know where you are?  Don’t you have a town name?

Allyson: I think I’m still on the island, but I’m not sure.  It was dark … I don’t know where I am exactly.

Dispatch:  Is there anything, any landmarks that can help us?

Allyson:  I … I don’t think so. It’s so dark where I am.

Are you ready to find out what I am reading………

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Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?

Life is not done throwing Eva Rae Thomas curveballs.

A phone call turns her life upside down – once again. The call is from her father, the man she hasn’t seen in thirty-six years, not since he kidnapped her sister in a supermarket.

Now, he is back in Florida, and he needs her help. Her younger brother – who she didn’t know existed – has been arrested on Amelia Island. The boy is in a coma after being shot by an officer during the incident. But his father doesn’t believe the police, and he asks for Eva Rae’s help to prove it.

At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.

Will Eva Rae find it in her heart to help her father after what he did to her? Will facing him again set her free or pull her under?

SAY YOU LOVE ME is the fourth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

You can purchase it HERE

Pixieland Diaries By: Christina Bauer Cover Reveal

I am super excited to be partnering with Xpresso Book Tours to bring you Pixieland Diaries  by Christina Bauer. This Young Adult Paranormal Romance will sure to delight. Keep reading for an EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT and a GIVEAWAY!

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TITLE: PIXIELAND DIARIES, Book 1

GENRE: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

AVAILABILITY: Amazon / Googleplay / Apple Books / Barnes & Noble / Kobo 

FORMAT: eBook

LIST PRICE: $6.99

 

About PIXIELAND DIARIES

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WARNING

If you don’t like pixies, don’t read this diary.

If you don’t like loud-mouthed pixies who are really cool but sometimes get told they’re immature (for no reason), then definitely stop reading.

Oh, and if you’re His Awfulness The Elf Prince ‘Dare’ Darius, then you can kiss my butt. My hatred for you burns with the fire of a thousand suns. Thanks for getting me kicked out of Pixieland and exiled to attend some rando human high school on Earth. You’re the worst, even if you have a cute smile. And nice eyes. Your hair looks okay sometimes, too. But you’re still a creep and I loathe you.

And to everyone else: if you’ve read this far, then you better finish my entire diary.

My story is supernatural, whacked-out, and overall awesome.

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Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

Stalk Christina on Social Media – She Loves It!

Blog: http://monsterhousebooks.com/blog/category/christina

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorBauer/

Twitter: @CB_Bauer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christina_cb_bauer/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-bauer-481b12139/

Web site: http://monsterhousebooks.com/authors/cbauer

GIVEAWAYS and MORE!

Pixieland Raffle

 

2020 finishing the Series Reading Challenge.

Good Morning everyone, its a chilly day here in Florida.  Our temps are in the 40’s and will warm up to about 60, today.  I am loving this cooler weather, out comes the sweaters, boots, Yeah!  I follow a copy of book blogs, and came across this one, so she is doing this challenge besides the Goodreads Challenge.   https://megabunnyreads.home.blog with a great read for 2020 so far.  I followed her link to this blog Celebrity Readers and thought this was a great idea, so I thought why not go for this challenge.  So here’s how it works.

This year I am participating in two reading challenges (besides the usual Goodreads one), and the first is the 2020 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge!

Hosted by Celebrity Readers, this is all about finishing those series we all have hanging around on our shelves half-read. I have a million of these, so it’s really perfect!

We’re back for another year!!  This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.  It was previously hosted by Bea’s Book Nook, but we’ve been hosting it since 2018.

January to March Link-Up

Guidelines:

While we’re pretty lax about how you wish to set up this challenge for yourself, we do have a few guidelines to follow.

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020.  Books must be read during this time frame to count.  Sign up is open from now until December 1st, 2020, so you may join even just for the last month of the year.
  • Series can be already completed as well as still ongoing.  For ongoing series, the goal is to catch up to the most recent book published by the end of 2020.
  • We don’t care if you have only 1 book or 10 books to read in order to finish your series, as long as you’ve started the series before 2020 (ie read at least one book in the series), it counts.  Re-reads are not required.
  • Any format and length of book counts – print, ebook, audio, ARC, etc.
  • Series can be any length (even if it’s just a Duet).
  • Crossovers from other challenges are totally acceptable!
  • Reviews are not required, but highly encouraged.

How to Play:

  • Declare your intentions to participate in this challenge somewhere on the internet!!  You do not need to be a blogger to participate, there are many ways to declare.  You could write a blog post, create a reading challenge page, create a Goodreads shelf containing series you hope to finish, post about it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Some things you couldinclude (but that aren’t required):
    • A link to this page so that others may find us and join the fun as well (feel free to download the button at the top to use in your posts).
    • A list of series you hope to read for this challenge.  You could even get fancy and list the length of the series, or the books you’ve already read, etc.
    • The level you are aiming for.
  • Sign up for the challenge using the link up below, and link directlyto where you’ve declared your intentions (ie to the specific blog post, the goodreads shelf, the facebook post, etc).
  • We will be posting quarterlylink ups for you to add links to your reviews or any wrap-up/overview posts you wish to share.
  • Go forth and READ!!  And have fun!!
  • Use the hashtag #FinishingTheSeries2020on any social media to keep up with other participants!

The Reward:

Uh…your own sense of pride in achieving a goal?  Sorry folks, we’re not actually that motivated by prizes ourselves, so we’re just offering bragging rights.  But we can offer you some pretty graphics to either declare your goal or to use as a badge once achieved!

The Levels:

We offer you 3 different “Celebrity” levels of achievement for this reading challenge:

C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.

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B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES.B-List-2020

A-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 9+ SERIES.

A-List-2020

I am going to participate in this challenge and I am hoping for the B-List Series Finisher.  I have a few series of books that I would love to finish.  I have started a series called The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series by Rose Willow.

When sharing your reviews on social media, don’t forget to use the #FinishingTheSeries2020 hashtag, so we can all find your reviews.  Please feel free to use the hashtag for any updates as well.

What challenges are you taking on this year? Tell me in the comments below!

 

#When Stars Will Shine #HelpforHeroes

Cover reveal and Blog tour

is raising money for 100% of the royalties go straight to helping our service personnel. Please, buy it NOW! Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and paperback, it’s full of short stories.

When Stars Will Shine

519cQrZSjWLWhen Stars Will Shine is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.

 With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty Christmas crimes that will shake you to your core, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops, you can rest assured that you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.

 From authors such as Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, and Alex Kane, you are in for one heck of a ride!

When Stars Will Shine is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life!

  • File Size:4080 KB
  • Print Length:346 pages
  • Publication Date:December 9, 2019

You can purchase it HERE

A Note from Emma Mitchell:

As the blurb tells us, When Stars Will Shine is a multi-genre collection of Christmas-themed short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity.

Working closely with Kate Noble at Noble Owl Proofreading and Amanda Ni Odhrain from Let’s Get Booked, I’ve been able to pick the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support we’ve received from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and Shell Baker from Baker’s Not So Secret Blog, who has organised the cover reveal and blog tour.

There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.

It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.

Full contents:

 Fredrick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman

Four Seasons by Robert Scragg

The Close Encounter by Gordon Bickerstaff

Believe by Mark Brownless

What Can Possibly Go Wrong? by Lucy Cameron

Mountain Dew by Paul T. Campbell

The Art of War and Peace by John Carson

A Gift for Christmas by Kris Egleton

Free Time by Stewart Giles

Died of Wounds by Malcolm Hollingdrake

The Christmas Killer by Louise Jensen

The Village Hotel by Alex Kane

A Present of Presence by HR Kemp

The Invitation by Billy McLaughlin

Brothers Forever by Paul Moore

Girl in a Red Shirt by Owen Mullen

Pivotal Moments by Anna Franklin Osborne

Uncle Christmas by Val Portelli

Time for a Barbeque by Carmen Radtke

Christmas Present by Lexi Rees

Inside Out by KA Richardson

Penance by Jane Risdon

New Year’s Resolution by Robert Scragg

Family Time by Graham Smith

When Stars Will Shine is available to in digital and paperback formats and on Kindle Unlimited.

For more information, please contact Emma Mitchell: emmamitchellfpr@gmail.com