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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Witness Protection Widow

Welcome to my blog tour of Witness Protection Widow
About the author Debra Webb: DEBRA WEBB is the award winning,
USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra's love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at

Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret?
After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster,
 she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased
husband’s powerful crime family. Now it’s up to
 US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali’s ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe.
 But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to help Ali escape
her ruthless in-laws?

She shivered. The fire had gone out.
She kept on her jacket while she added logs to the fireplace and kindling to get it started. Within a couple of minutes, the fire was going. She’d had a fireplace as a kid, 
so relearning her way around this one hadn’t been so bad. 
She went back to the kitchen and turned on the kettle for tea.
Bob growled low in his throat and
stared toward the front door.
She froze. Her phone was in her hip pocket.
Her gun was still in her waistband at the small of her back. This was something else Marshal Holloway had insisted upon. He’d taught her how to use a handgun. They’d held many target practices right behind this cabin.
A creak beyond the front door warned
that someone was on the porch. She eased across the room and went to the special peephole that had been installed. 
There was one on each side of the cabin, allowing for views all the way around. A man stood on the porch. 
He was the typical local cowboy. Jeans and boots. Hat in his hands. 
Big truck in the drive. 
Just like Marshal Holloway.
But she did not know this man.
“Alice Stewart, if you’re in there,
it’s okay for you to open the door. I’m Sheriff Colt Tanner. Branch sent me.”
Her heart thudding, she held perfectly still.
Branch would never send someone to her without letting her know first. If for some reason he couldn’t tell her in advance, they had a protocol for these situations.
She reached back, fingers curled about the
butt of her weapon. Bob moved stealthily toward the door.
“I know you’re concerned about opening
the door to a stranger, but you need to trust me. Branch has been in an accident, and he’s in the
 hospital undergoing surgery right now. No matter that his injuries were serious, 
he refused to go into surgery until he spoke to me and 
I assured him I would look after you, ma’am.”
Worry joined the mixture of fear and
dread churning inside her. She hoped Branch wasn’t hurt too badly. 
He had a wife and a daughter.
She opened her mouth to ask about his conditioen she snapped it shut. The man at her door had not said the code word

My thoughts exactly
Rating :4
Would I recommend it ? Yes
Would I read more of this series ? Yes
Would I read more by this author?yes
 In fact this is book 4 of hers that I've read so far and I actually own one that I have to read , while this is book 5 in a series and I've actually already read book 6 as well I had no trouble understand what was going on fact this one of my favorite types of romance to read , where  the characters go up against the bad guys and one of the main characters is a cop, one of the things I loved about this was how the many character wasn't afraid to stand up for what was right and that was going up against her husband's family . Another thing I love was just like her other books I got lost in her story and wasn't even upset that I spent the day away reading it . With that said I want to say thank you to Harlequin Intrigue as well as Netgalley for inviting me to read and review it ,and I can't wait to read more by her .

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Backstabbers

Title: The Backstabers 
Series : Red Ryan 2
Authors : William W.Johnstone and J.A.Johnstone
Genre: Western
Rating: 4
 Red Ryan is one of the fastest guns in the West. But this time, he’s in for the longest, hardest ride of his life. Where danger lurks around every turn—and all roads lead to hell . . .   700 MILES OF MAYHEM   Gold. Silver. Cold hard cash. Stagecoach guard Red Ryan and his driver Buttons Muldoon have ridden shotgun on some pretty valuable cargo in their day. But they’re about to learn—the hard way—that the most dangerous cargo of all is human. They’ve been hired to escort a cowardly traitor facing an army court martial in New Orleans. Every hired killer in Texas wants him dead, including gun-handy Hannah Huckabee, a woman with a mysterious past and an agenda of her own. But she’s just one of the dangers they’ll face along the way. There are cutthroat gangs bent on slaughtering anything on two legs. And 700 miles of the deadliest terrain Red Ryan has ever had to shoot his way out of . . .

My though
Would I recommend it? Yas
Would I read more of this series ? Yes
Would I read more of this author? Yes
When it comes to a William W.Johnstone book they never lete down , I know as soon as I start reading them I'm going to enjoy it from start to finish and that I'm going to want to read more of the series as well as the authors.Thier books always seem to reminde of the old black and white movies especially their westerns.Their my go to when I'm feeling like I just need to get lost in a story and the characters , because no matter what type of story it is the characters come to live and that's what happened in this one.So with that said I want to thank Nett for letting me read and review it.

Calling On Quinn

Welcome to my blog tour of Calling Quinn

by Blue Saffire
Publication Date: 2/25/2020

He's trouble—of the very best kind

Quinn Blackheart is a private investigator, former cop, and no-nonsense, 
take-charge kind of guy who adores his sprawling Irish family. He likes to check all the boxes,
 and his niece's gorgeous driving instructor just earned a place at the top of his to-do list. 

Alicia Rhodes has had a tough, chaotic year, and she's ready to put the past behind her 
and find happiness in the present. When handsome Quinn Blackhart 
shows up at a driving lesson, she can see he's the very best kind of trouble—
but is she game? Now isn't a great time to get involved with a man—
even if he's the most romantic, supportively , 
understanding, magnificent man she's ever met.

So between unfinished business of Alicia's, 
and a dangerous case threatening the Blackhart family, 
Quinn is determined to both woo Alicia and keep her safe—
which is going to make for one wild, sexy ride.

As a young girl, Blue’s mother introduced her to the world of love
 and music through movies, but once she got her hands on books, 
an author was born. With more than thirty contemporary romance novels 
and novellas under her belt, she’s now an award-winning, best-selling author.
 She lives with her husband on Long Island.

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That lass does my head in. I don’t know how she can annoy the fuck out of me
 and turn me on so much I forget my own name at the same time. My body wants to go after her, 
but my mind is telling me to stay put.
My brothers and I have been on rotation to watch over Erin. Ma and Da left a while ago 
so Ma could shower in her own home and spend time with the babes. Kasey and Molly 
need their grandma. All of this is a big adjustment for the family. 
I think we’re all exhausted.
I can’t say the last time my mum didn’t stay overnight here at the hospital, 
with my da right by her side. I was happy to sit in while they take some time away. 
However, now my jaw ticks 
as I watch the swaying hips of the woman who’s been on my mind for a week.
I need to talk to her. That call went all wrong the other night. 
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m nothing but awkward when it comes to dating. 
Still, that woman made it a hell of a lot harder to try to ask her out.
I twist my lips into a frown as I watch her walk away. Trenton walks past her in the hallway,
 turning his head to watch her go by. I release a growl, 
Ifeeling possessive and irritated.
“Now, that’s a looker.” He whistles when he enters the room.
“Stay here,” I snap at him.
“Wait, what?” he calls after me, but I’m already in motion.
My long legs eat up the floor as I head in the direction Alicia retreated in.
 I have her in sight as the elevator arrives. She steps in and the doors go to shut.
 I get there just in time to stick my foot in the way of them closing.
The lift makes a dinging sound as it opens wide. Alicia looks up from her phone as I step on.
 Our eyes lock and I close the distance between us. She drops her head down shyly 
to break the connection. She has to feel the same thing I feel.
This energy that’s charging the tight space between us has a pulse.
The elevator chimes and others begin to crowd on, causing us to move closer together. 
Alicia tries to take a step back, but my hand shoots out. It lands protectively on her waist,
 drawing her into me to shield her.
I trap a groan between my lips when her soft curves press against me. 
She still won’t look up at me, but she doesn’t wiggle out of my hold either.
 She feels so right this close.
I dip my head to whisper in her ear, “We need to talk.”
She lifts her head to look at me, her lush lips are parted, begging me to kiss them. 
I’m this close to listening. The lift stops again, allowing more passengers onto the car.
Alicia places her hands on my chest as we’re squished more closely. 
The look in her eyes tells me I’m not alone in this. She indeed feels it too.
When we reach the lobby, the crowd starts to exit. I maneuver her body in front of mine
 to cover her as I lead her out. She relaxes into my hold on her waist, 
causing me to have hope that this won’t be a fight.
As soon as we get off the car, my newfound confidence implodes.
 A stony-faced Kevin is standing outside the elevator. When he turns his eyes to me,
I know my talk with Alicia is going to have to wait.
“We need to talk,” Kevin says gruffly.
“I should be going anyway,” Alicia rushes out.
She tries to take off, but I wrap my fingers around her forearm to 
stop her forward motion. She turns to look back at me. I grind my teeth against
 the electric current that zaps straight up my arm.
“This isn’t over. We’ll be having that talk,” I say before releasing her.
“Not such a good idea, but it was nice seeing you again. I’ll keep Erin in my prayers,”
 she replies softly.

My thoughts
Rating :5
Would I recommend it ? Yes
Would I read more of this series ? Yes ,in fact I'm looking forward to 
reading the next book when it comes out.
Would I read more by this author?yes
 As soon as I saw the cover and read the synopsis of the book I knew instantly it was some thing I would pick up and read and I'm so glad I did .Not once did it let me down,because as soon as I started reading I didn't want to stop, and even if I wanted to put it down I couldn't or won't do so. With that said I want to thank Sourcebooks Casablanca as well as NetGalley for letting me read and review it .

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Britain's Unsolved Murders

Title: Britain's Unsloved Murders
By : Kevin Turton
Genre: Nonfiction - true crime
Britain has its fair share of unsolved murders. Crimes that have both fascinated and horrified in equal measure, with many as baffling today as they were when the stories first hit the headlines in the national press. Spanning 100 years between 1857-1957, this book re-examines thirteen of these murder cases and retells the stories that have endured and confounded both police and law courts alike. Each chapter provides an account of the circumstances surrounding the killing, of the people caught up in the subsequent investigation and the impact it had on some of their lives. It also explores the question of guilt and to whom it should, or should not, be attached. Each of these murders poses an undeniable truth; no-one was ever proven to have committed the killing despite, in some cases, accusing fingers being pointed, arrests being made and show trials taking place. Consequently, notoriety, deserved or otherwise, was often attached to both victim and accused. But was it ever merited?

From the questionable court case surrounding Scotland's now famous Madeleine Smith, and the failed police investigation into Bradford's Jack the Ripper case of 1888, to the mysterious deaths of Caroline Luard and Florence Nightingale Shore at the start of the twentieth century, this book disturbs the dust, sifts the facts and poses the questions that mattered at the time of each murder. Did Harold Greenwood poison his wife in Kidwelly? Who was responsible for the Ripper-like killing of Emily Dimmock and Rose Harsent? Why did Evelyn Foster die on the moor near Otterburn in what became known as the Blazing car murder and who strangled Ann Noblett to death in 1957?

These are just some of the cases examined and the stories behind them. Each and every one, no matter how appalling the crime, still deserving of justice.

My thoughts
Would I recommend it ?yes but only to those who love to read true crime
Would I read more by this author?Perhaps
One of the things that made me I
pick it up was the title ,because I love reading anything especially nonfiction that has to deal with cold cases because these are cases that may never be solve.And sadly these well never be because they happened in the mid 1857 though 1957. This book talks about each case as well as gives the story behind it .As your read it you can definitely tell that the author has done his research on each case and brings them to life.With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .

Monday, February 17, 2020

February's mid month Wrap up

Time for mid February wrap up

DNF 100%- not finishing at all
⭐ 1star
⭐⭐ 2stars
⭐⭐⭐ 3 stars
⭐⭐⭐⭐4 stars
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars:
I'm not using either 3.5 or 4.5 any more in my ratings

DNFs :0
⭐Star : 1
⭐⭐  Stars:2
⭐⭐⭐ Stars:5
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars:15

New to me authors:21
Authors re before: 9
Re reads:3
Physical ( paper & hardback)2
Frishawn's Kindle:2
New series started ( both on Netgalley and Kindle ):16
Currently reading
  Ten Days Gone (A.L. McKittridge #1) by Beverly Long    Socrates and the Sentinel A John Tesh Novel by Thomas Fay 

Book titles and covers ( read  and currently reading is marked

Glass Houses⭐⭐⭐
Throne of Glass⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Turn of the Key
Bears Behaving Badly⭐⭐⭐⭐
Witness Protection Widow⭐⭐⭐⭐
Paris Never Leaves You⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Other People⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Scent of Murder⭐⭐⭐
Some Choose Darkness⭐⭐⭐
The Family Next Door- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
First Strike⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Empires of Luxor City⭐⭐⭐
The Violent Abuse of Women in 17th and 18th Century Britain ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spells & Death⭐⭐
The Story of Doctor Dolittle⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐( re read)
Before He Vanished - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Just Watch Me⭐⭐⭐⭐
Three Widows and a Corpse⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Backstabbers⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price⭐⭐⭐
The Girls in the Garden⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ( re read)
The Time Machine⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ten Days Gone-currently reading
Hers to Tame- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Britain's Unsolved Murders⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dread Nation⭐⭐⭐
Fragmented Loyalty⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
101 Great American Poems⭐⭐⭐⭐
Socrates and the Sentinel: A John Tesh Novel- currently reading
Desire- (re read) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania( re read ) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Magestaff- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ( Cinderella and Bluebeard retelling )

Bookcovers ( all the read books so far)
  The Scent of Murder (Jazz Ramsey, #1) by Kylie Logan Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Some Choose Darkness (Rory Moore/Lane Phillips, #1) by Charlie Donlea The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware Bears Behaving Badly by MaryJanice Davidson Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb The Other People by C.J. Tudor First Strike (The Kurgan War, #1) by Richard Turner Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman The Violent Abuse of Women in 17th and 18th Century Britain by Geoffrey Pimm The Family Next Door by Fiona Cummins Spells & Death (Paranormal MI5, #1) by Rachel Medhurst Three Widows and a Corpse (A Food Blogger Mystery Book 3) by Debra Sennefelder The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell The Heart of a Woman The Life and Music of Florence B. Price by Rae Linda Brown Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle, #1) by Hugh Lofting Fragmented Loyalty (HORNET Class Alpha, #1) by Tonya Burrows Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) by Justina Ireland The Backstabbers (Red Ryan #2) by William W. Johnstone 101 Great American Poems by The American Poetry and Literacy Project Britain's Unsolved Murders by Kevin Turton Before He Vanished by Debra Webb The Time Machine by H.G. Wells The Empires of Luxor City by Sasha Hope Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson Before He Vanished by Debra Webb The Magestaff (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Cordelia Castel Desire by Amanda Quick Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan

An Inconvenient Duke by Anna Harrington

Welcome to my blog tour of An Inconvenient Duke

An Inconvenient Duke
by Anna Harrington
Publication Date: 2/25/2020

All's fair in war…and in love…

Marcus Braddock, former general and newly appointed Duke of Hampton, is back from war. Now, not only is he surrounded by the utterly unbearable ton, he's mourning the death of his beloved sister, Elise. Marcus believes his sister's death wasn't an accident, and he's determined to learn the truth—starting with Danielle Williams, his sister's beautiful best friend.

Danielle is keeping deadly secrets of her own. She has dedicated her life to a charity that helps abused women—the same charity Elise was working for the night she died. When Danielle's work puts her life in danger, Marcus comes to her rescue. But Danielle may not be the one in need of rescuing…

Anna Harrington is an award-winning author of Regency romance. Anna was nominated for a RITA in 2017 and won the 2016 Maggie Award for Best Historical Romance. The Secret Life of Scoundrels. A lover of all things chocolate and coffee, when she’s not hard at work writing her next book or planning her next series, Anna loves to fly airplanes, go ballroom dancing, or tend her roses. She is an English professor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Marcus twirled Dani through a circle so unexpectedly that she glanced up at him, startled by the movement.
“Elise was too good of a horsewoman to be thrown from her mare. Certainly not on a morning trot through the park. Especially when the groom said she didn’t go out on horseback at all that morning.” His gaze fixed on hers with a hardness that told her he’d brook no dissembling. “So let’s start over with the truth, shall we?”
“I did tell you the truth! I told you everything that the guards…” As her voice faded, the confusion on her beautiful face melted into anguish.
Her reaction pierced him. She certainly wasn’t pretending the emotions behind that. Not even an actress at the Theatre Royal would have been good enough to fake such raw pain and sorrow.
Fresh guilt assaulted him. Good God, did she truly not know? Had it never occurred to her that Elise’s death hadn’t happened at all the way she’d claimed?
He searched her face for answers. “You didn’t know that she’d left Charlton Place at night, alone, to meet a man?”
“No. Or I would have stopped her.”
Looking at her now, hearing the resolve in her voice, that he very much believed. “And John Porter?”
“I don’t know who he is.”
A bitter taste rose on his tongue. “Was he her lover?”
“No! Elise would never…”
Her cheeks flushed, and she glanced away in embarrassment. Danielle might have blossomed into a woman while he’d been away, but her reluctance to put to words that his sister had taken a lover assured him that she was still innocent. He had no idea why he should care, but he thanked God that some things hadn’t changed.
“Why else would a widow meet up alone with a man at night?”
“Not for that.” Irritation sparked in her eyes that he would assume that of his sister. Despite himself, a warmth blossomed in his chest at her defense of Elise’s reputation. “Not her.”
His fingers tightened around hers as he continued to waltz her around the room. “Are you certain she wasn’t planning to elope?”
She gaped at him, thunderstruck. “What on earth makes you think that?”
“In his note, Porter wrote that everything was set for their vanishing that night.”
She blanched and missed a step. If his arms weren’t around her, she would have stumbled again. She rasped out hoarsely as she hurried back into step with him, “A vanishing?”
The way she repeated that, her haunted expression—Good God. Instantly, his blood froze. “You know more than you’re telling.”
She gave a fierce shake of her head. “I didn’t know about any of this!”
“Did she die on the way to meet him or coming back?” His gaze narrowed, watching her closely as he dared to finally put voice to his fears. “Or did he murder her?”
She gasped, the strangled sound so pained that he flinched. “Murder?” The word came as barely any sound at all on her lips, and she began to tremble, so hard that she nearly shuddered in his arms. “Oh, God…Elise…”
“So I’ll ask again.” He twirled her through a tight circle, one meant to keep her off-balance. “Who is John Porter?”
“I don’t know.”
“What did he mean by their vanishing?”
She fiercely shook her head. “I don’t—”
“And Scepter?”
At that, she halted right there in his arms, smack in the middle of the dance floor, bringing him to a stop with her. For one fleeting heartbeat, he saw fear grip her face, the same fear he’d seen on every man under his command the first time they’d charged into battle.
Then it was gone, and in its place came anger.
“How dare you?” Outrage filled her voice. “This is why you asked me to waltz? Not as an old friend of the family, not even to commiserate together in our grief—this dance was nothing but the battle strategy of a war-hardened general, to keep me from fleeing while you interrogated me!”
“My sister was murdered, and I’m damned well going to find out why.” His own anger flared in response, yet he was aware of the crowded dance floor around them and kept his face carefully inscrutable. “John Porter warned Elise to stay away from Scepter.” He searched her face for answers. “Tell me what you know about them. What is it? Where can I find the people running it?”
“I don’t know.” The icy look she gave him was one of absolute obstinacy. “And for your sake, General,” she said, her eyes practically glowing, “I wouldn’t tell you even if I did.”
He clenched his jaw. “I need to know what you’re hiding about—”
“Stop!” she ordered hoarsely, pushing herself free of his arms. “Please. Just stop.”
As the other couples continued to dance on around them, the attention of the room fell upon them, and everyone craned their necks to see what was wrong. But Marcus didn’t care that whispers went up at the scene they were making or that Claudia now stood in the doorway, watching them curiously. Danielle Williams knew more than she was admitting. Far more. He wouldn’t stop pressing until he had the entire truth and brought to justice the man responsible.
The waltz ended, and the last notes died with a flourish. When she stepped back, he had no choice except to let her go.
But this conversation was far from over.
Aware of the attention of the crowd still upon them and clearly wanting to lessen the spectacle they were making of themselves, she held out her hand and dropped into a curtsy as if nothing were wrong.
“Your sister was a good woman who dedicated her life to helping those in need,” she said between deep inhalations as she gathered herself enough to put a smile onto her face for the crowd around them. “Keep that memory, and let the rest go. I beg you.”
He took her hand and bowed over it, attempting to appear as if they were simply finishing the waltz. He murmured against her fingers, “I have no intention of letting this go.”

My thoughts
Rating : 5
Would I recommend it ?yes
Would I read more of this series?yes because I want to see more of these characters
Would I read more by this author?yes
What a great start to a new to me series and it's right up my alley,it's the kind of historical romance I love to read and once I start reading  it I can't stop. The characters are amazing and I loved the chemistry between Marcus and Danielle and how the author brought to life though her story how some of the women was treated doing that time .And how involved the characters was with each other and the friendships that was shown between Marcus and his friends. It was the right mixture of romance as well as suspense and you could see the love Marcus and Danielle had for their family.With that said I want to thank Sourcebooks Casablanca as well as Netgalley for inviting me to read and review as well as for them helping me to find a new romance series to read .

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Heart Of A Woman

Title: The Heart Of A Woman
Author: Rae Linda Brown
Genre: nonfiction

 The Heart of a Woman offers the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works. Price's twenty-five years in Chicago formed the core of a working life that saw her create three hundred works in diverse genres, including symphonies and orchestral suites, art songs, vocal and choral music, and arrangements of spirituals. Through interviews and a wealth of material from public and private archives, Rae Linda Brown illuminates Price's major works while exploring the considerable depth of her achievement. Brown also traces the life of the extremely private individual from her childhood in Little Rock through her time at the New England Conservatory, her extensive teaching, and her struggles with racism, poverty, and professional jealousies. In addition, Brown provides musicians and scholars with dozens of musical examples

 My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I read anything else from this author? No
While I do love reading nonfiction unfortunately this is one type of nonfiction I don't read hardly if any of .In fact the only other one I've ever read was a book about the person who write the greenbrae song , so going into this one I had no idea who Florence B.Price was or anything about her music ,in fact I've never even heard of her until I picked this book up to read , I do have to say that it's a
very solid and well-written introduction to the life and works of composer Florence Price.And the author seemed to do her research her, but for some unknown reason she just didn't bring her to life, and the book at times made me want to put it down. Maybe it was the author's writing style or just something about the story but it just felt like I was reading something for class , over all it was still a good introduction to a musical artist and her life .With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .