Thursday, November 25, 2021

Fallen Angel

 welcome to my blog tour stop for Fallen Angel which is been hosted by Bookouture






Title: Fallen Angel 

Series : Detectives Kane and Alton Book 13

Author: D.K.Hood

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it? Yes 

Would I read more of this series ? Yes, why wouldn't I, its one of my all time favorite series to read.

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture  , the author D.K.Hood , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it. The perfect setting and atmosphere for this time of year, especially here in Charleston WV, because when I was reading this , it was raining , and cold , temperature was in the 50's. So of course I'm going to have my favorite drink, and read one of my favorite series all the while I'm under a nice soft and warm blanket. And the entire time i can re visit my favorite town and characters Kane &Alton, ok so out of the 2 even though their both favorites , my all time favorite is Kane, am I sorry about that nope.  What can I say i just love him. As for the story itself wow , the setup and the way the story made me feel, even now just thinking about , still gives me shivers down my spine, plus I loved how the author ties in the book theme with the story. Yes I know others have doen the same but she brought it to a hole new level. Plus with the touch. Of the snow blizzard and the location of the Hotel it give me the feels of set up that would be perfect for an Agatha Christie story.


Book: Fallen Angel
Author: D.K. Hood 
Pub Day: Nov  23rd 2021
Buy Links: 

Amazon: https://geni.us/B09CH7LYGFsocial

Apple: http://ow.ly/24vC50FQfGF

Kobo: http://ow.ly/zmV950FQfFP

Google: http://ow.ly/a9NY50FQfJy 

About the Book: 

Hurrying along the dark, snow-covered path, she knows she’s not alone when she hears the light tread of someone behind her. Panic rising in her chest, she picks up the pace. But she doesn’t even have a chance to scream before everything goes black.When a beautiful young woman is reported missing from her hotel room on the outskirts of Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane are devastated to discover her pale, lifeless body trapped beneath a frozen lake nearby. It’s Jenna who finds the single pearl earring buried in the frosted grass that gives them their first lead.Just as Jenna has the remaining hotel guests safely back in their rooms, the killer strikes again, and another victim is found in one of the hotel’s lakeside cabins. Next to his bloodied body is a second pearl earring. What does it mean, and why is the killer leaving them for Jenna to find?Interviewing witnesses, Jenna discovers that both victims were seen arguing with other residents hours before their deaths. Could the murderer be out for revenge, and how many more bodies will follow before they are truly satisfied?As a blizzard cuts the hotel off from Black Rock Falls, Jenna and her team are trapped with the killer. Then she receives a terrifying call from a teenage girl who thinks the murderer was in her room as she slept. Can Jenna save her from becoming the next victim? And how many more innocent lives will be taken before the snow thaws?Fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot will love this gripping and addictive thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood. Prepare to stay up all night!

Author Bio and Social Media 
D.K Hood is THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon Bestselling Author of The Kane and Alton Series. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Australian Crime Writers Association, and Sisters in Crime Australia.D.K. lives very quietly with her husband and enjoys her beautiful garden filled with birds and water dragons. The dogs and cats in her stories are reminiscent of her wonderful companions.
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Serial Killers of the '70s

 



Welcome to my reading corner , where we talk about the books I've read and think you should know about , and that you might be interested in. This weeks book is actual a audiobook, and before you ask you did read that right, and yes I do hardly every if at all listing to them , but in the next few days your been hearing me talk about six of them , so pull up a set and if you want to get a drink.

So once again welcome to my review of Serial Killers of the ’70s: Stories Behind a Notorious Decade of Death which was kindle gifted to me by Hachette Audio's 

Title: 

Serial Killers of the ’70s: Stories Behind a Notorious Decade of Death


Author: Jane Fritsch
Narrated by :Fajer Al-Kaisi

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Pub date: November 9,2021

Duration: 5 hours 36 min 7 s

Genre: True Crime, Murder, and serial killers
 
Rating: 4 
Now on to my talk about it :
Like always I would like to start off by saying a big thank you to Hachette Audio, author Jane Fritsch as well as to Nita Basu and Jasmine Normall for gifted me it.And second if you've been around long enough you will know by know that I don't hardly every listing to audiobooks , and if I do then its on something that I knew I'll pick up in a heart beat that what happened here, in fact last month I didn't even do it because when I got the email from them I didn't see anything I would read, and I read just about anything that catches my eye. So this time I was like lets just go take a look and see what they have, and this time around they had not one , not two but six audio books that I would either listing to or pick up in a heartbeat , one romance, to non fictions, and three thrillers , but we're here to talk about this one first so let's get this chat started.
Like I said I love reading , watching or even listing to podcast about true crime as well as about serial killers, there just something about that makes them both in frightening and interesting at the same time . And no matter how many times I read or hear about them or cases I always learn something new. And that's what the author Jane Fritsch did with her book, she not only re introduced me to 3 of the serial killers she writes about , but also new ones that I've never heard about, which is great because when that happens it makes me want to learn more about them. And she does it in a way that its easy and simple to read and listen to , by breaking down the cases as if your in a class so its easy to understand better. As for the narrator he did an amazing job of talking you though each case , and made it ease to just set back and listing to the story, he help bring to  life not only the victims but also the time period he was talking about . If I was taking a class on true crime then I would want him as my teacher because of how he made you want to learn as much as you can about them and even more.

From Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy and David Berkowitz, the 1970s were a time of notorious and brutal serial killers. Find out more about them, along with some you may never have heard of.
 
The Co-Ed Killer, Son of Sam, Hillside Strangler, and Dating Game Killer—in many ways, terrifying serial killers were as synonymous with the 1970s as Watergate, disco, and the oil crisis. This fascinating collection of profiles presents the most notorious as well as lesser-known serial murderers of that decade. Beyond Ted Bundy and David Berkowitz, it includes more obscure killers like Coral Eugene Watts, known as “The Sunday Morning Slasher,” who killed 80 women; Edmund Kemper, the "Co-Ed Killer"; and Rodney Alcala, who is believed to have killed between 50 and 130 people between 1971-1979.

Profiles will include:
Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer
David Berkowitz: The Son of Sam
Kenneth A. Bianchi and Angelo Buono, Jr: The Hillside Strangler
Ted Bundy
John Wayne Gacy: The Killer Clown
Coral Eugene Watts: The Sunday Morning Slasher
Vaughn Greenwood: The Skid Row Slasher

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Nanny Dearest

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for Nanny Dearest which is been hosted by HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada), MIRA




Title: Nanny Dearest

Author: Flora Collins

Rating: 4

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher  HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada), MIRA, the author Flora Collins , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it. Now on to my thoughts for her first I would say that she hit it out of the ball park. Its the type of thriller that shows you that no matter what you think you known about a person or what they tell you about themselves , you will never truly know that person and you should never put your trust into someone on what they say , because no matter what , everyone has dark secrets that they want to keep. It also shows just what happens when you trust someone that you just meet to help watch your kids and how far that person will go if they love said kids as their own. There are secrets, lies, twist and turns that will make it impossible to trust both of the main characters. Its  emotional and  as well as engaging though out the story and at times you feel sorry for the both of them . 



Nanny Dearest : A Novel 

Flora Collins

On Sale Date: November 30, 2021

9780778311614

Trade Paperback

$16.99 USD

336 pages


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Compulsively readable domestic suspense, perfect for fans of THE TURN OF

THE KEY and THE PERFECT NANNY, about a woman who takes comfort in

reconnecting with her childhood nanny after her father’s death, until she starts to

uncover dark secrets the nanny has been holding for twenty years.


Set in New York city and upstate New York, NANNY DEAREST is the story of

wenty-five year-old Sue Keller, a young woman reeling from the recent death of her

father, a particularly painful loss given that Sue’s mother died of cancer when

she was

only three. At just this moment of vulnerability comes Anneliese Whitaker, Sue’s

former nanny from her childhood days in upstate New York.


Sue, craving connection and mothering, is only too eager to welcome Annie

back into her life; but as they become inseparable once again, Sue

begins to

uncover the truth about Annie’s unsettling time in the Keller house all

those years ago,

particularly the manner of her departure – or dismissal. At the same time,

she begins

to grow increasingly alarmed for the safety of the two new charges currently

in Annie’s care.

Told in alternating points of views, switching between Annie in the mid-90s

and

Sue in the present day, this is a taut novel of suspense with a

shocking ending.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Flora Collins was born and raised in New York City and has never left,

except for a four-year stint at Vassar College. When she's not writing,

she can be found watching reality shows that were canceled after one

season or attempting to eat soft-serve ice cream in bed

(sometimes simultaneously).

Nanny Dearest is her first novel, and draws upon personal experiences

from her own family history.


BUY LINKS:

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/nanny-dearest/9780778311614 

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780778311614 

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nanny

-dearest-flora-collins/1138522927 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nanny-Dearest-Novel-Flora

-Collins/dp/0778311619

Books a Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/

9780778311614?

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1ec81b7ebac0a82b839


SOCIAL LINKS:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flococo16?lang=en

Instagram: @floracollins_author

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/56472992-nanny-dearest 


Friday, November 19, 2021

BURIED COLD CASE SECRETS by Sami A. Abrams

 Welcome to my show case of Buried Cold Case Secrets which is been hosted by HARLEQUIN - Romance (U.S. & Canada), Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense



BURIED COLD CASE SECRETS by Sami A. Abrams (on-sale Dec.28, Love Inspired Suspense):



Recovering her missing memories could be the key to solving a murder.

Searching for her best friend’s remains could help forensic anthropologist Melanie

Hutton regain her memories of when they were both

kidnapped—unless the killer gets to Melanie first. For her safety, Melanie must rely on

Detective Jason Cooper, who still blames her for his sister’s death. Can Jason set the past

aside to solve the cold-case murder…and shield Melanie from the same fate?

About SAMI A. ABRAMS: Two-time Genesis winner Sami A. Abrams and her

husband live in Northern California, but she’ll always be a Kansas girl at heart.

She enjoys visiting her two grown children and spoiling their sweet fur babies. Most evenings,

if Sami’s not watching sports, you’ll find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel.

She thinks a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story. Visit her at http://www.samiaabrams.com

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Buried-Cold-Case-Secrets-Abrams-

ebook/dp/B094R941NW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=BURIED+COLD+CASE+SECRETS

+by+Sami+A.+Abrams&qid=

1637072482&qsid=133-7575147-1798556&sr=8-1&sres=1335554785%2CB07L1S92HW&srpt=

ABIS_BOOK 

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/buried-cold-case-secrets-sami-a-abrams

/1139453334?ean=9781335722867 

Harlequin.com: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335554789

_buried-cold-case-secrets.html 



Excerpt, BURIED COLD CASE SECRETS by Sami A. Abrams



“Does it still hurt?”

She jumped.

“Didn’t mean to startle you. Guess I have a habit of doing that.” Jason rested against the neighboring tree.

Several deep breaths later, she forced a smile. “It’s okay.”

He narrowed his gaze and studied her a moment. “Well? Does it?”

“A little.” Truthfully, a lot, but Jason didn’t need to know that. “I, uh, wanted to thank you for watching out for me today.”

“Just doing my job.” The muscles in his neck and shoulders tensed.

“We both know it’s more than that.” She wiped her hand down her face. “Jason. We’re going to be working together for the foreseeable future. Do you think we can call a truce, at least while we do our jobs?”

His jaw twitched, and he remained silent.

She’d asked a lot, but the strain between them had to stop. She watched him for a few minutes then shook her head.

“Never mind.” She pushed from the trunk and limped to the hole in the ground. Her lead-filled heart threatened to drop to her feet. To think that fifteen years ago, she’d had a crush on him. He’d teased her and Allison, but he’d never allowed others to speak unkind words to them. If only she could return to those carefree days. The days before she had died on the inside and her friend had died for real.

Someday, Allison, I’ll find your body. I promise.

She swiped the wetness from her cheeks and lowered herself into the grave. The movement mimicked her mood. She picked up her trowel and searched for more bones.

An hour later, Melanie’s headache had become unbearable, causing her stomach to roil. Just what she needed, to lose her lunch in front of Jason. Scanning the grave, she spotted the paintbrush she used for delicate work. She grasped the handle, but dropped it. She tried again, but her fingers refused to cooperate. Her eyelids grew heavy. Something was off. She sat on the edge of the hole.

“Jason, help.” Her words were slurred. She struggled to stay upright. The trees in front of her blurred and swayed.

He kneeled down and came face-to-face with her. “What’s wrong?”

“I don’t know.”

“Help me out here. What’s the last thing you did?”

“I—I…” She struggled against the gray cloud jumbling her thoughts. “Took a break a while ago. Only digging since.”

His gaze flew to a spot behind her.

She wilted into him. Her vision tunneled, and darkness closed in.

“Keith! Grab the cooler and her bag!”

Jason’s frantic voice registered, but her body had shut down.

His warm arms lifted her. Her head bobbed and landed on his shoulder.

Her cheek bounced against his chest in cadence with the pounding of his feet on the path.

His rhythmic breathing was the last thing she heard before the world went dark.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

From The Dark We Rise

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for From the Dark We Rise which is been hosted by Bookouture 





Title: From The Dark We Rise 

Book 2 to  A Light in the Window

Author:Marion Kummerow

Genre:Historical Fiction - World War 2

Rating: 5 

Would I recommend it? Yes, to any that read and love historical fiction just as much as I  do

Would I read more of this series? Yes , can't wait for book 3 

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture , the author Marion Kummerow , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it This author is seriously becoming one of my favorite historical fiction WW 2 authors , in fact she up there with Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger, whose another author I was introduced to by Bookouture and NetGalley . They both write stories that I know will give me everything I'm looking for in a story that takes place doing that time period and they've never let me down. Just like the first book The Light In The Windows ( which you have to read first to understand what is going on in this one) I was feeling all of the emotions, and fear that our main character was feeling, plus the story just came off the page and came to life. And this one showed even more so how strong our main character was , and even though its fiction it still shows that she did her research,





Book Description:
“Please, let me help. I won’t tell anyone.” It was madness to help an escaped prisoner in Nazi Germany, but how could she not? If it weren’t for a lucky strike of fate, she might be the woman on the ground shivering with fear. A light of hope entered the prisoner’s eyes and she knew what she had to do…1942, Germany: When a young woman calling herself Annegret Huber unexpectedly inherits a huge fortune, including a house and factory just outside Berlin, her first thought is to try to see out the war quietly, avoiding the Gestapo and SS as best she can.No one needs to know her dark secret. She must focus on staying hidden. Because she can’t risk being exposed for who she truly is. Not really Annegret. But a girl living a secret life. A girl who was once called Margarete.But then an encounter with an escaped prisoner changes everything, as Margarete discovers what is happening at the factory and its attached labor camp. Witnessing first-hand the suffering of prisoners—shivering, with faces gaunt from hunger, as they work in brutal and cruel conditions—she realises she must act.If she can save just one life, she knows she has to. Because the truth is that Margarete resembles the prisoners in the camp in ways she daren’t admit. And on the other side of the fence, she has seen a face that is achingly familiar…An absolutely gripping and devastating story, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of AuschwitzAll the Light We Cannot See, and My Name is Eva.


Author Bio:

Marion Kummerow was born and raised in Germany, before she set out to "discover the world" and lived in various countries. In 1999 she returned to Germany and settled down in Munich where she's now living with her family.

Inspired by the true story about her grandparents, who belonged to the German resistance and fought against the Nazi regime, she started writing historical fiction, set during World War II. Her books are filled with raw emotions, fierce loyalty and resilience. She loves to put her characters through the mangle, making them reach deep within to find the strength to face moral dilemma, take difficult decisions or fight for what is right. And she never forgets to include humor and undying love in her books, because ultimately love is what makes the world go round.

https://kummerow.info/

https://www.facebook.com/AutorinKummerow/

https://www.instagram.com/marionkummerow/

https://twitter.com/MarionKummerow

Fallen Angel

 welcome to my blog tour stop for Fallen Angel which is been hosted by Bookouture Title: Fallen Angel  Series : Detectives Kane and Alton Bo...