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The Lady Who Saw Too Much by Thomasine Rappold Cover Reveal

Title: The Lady Who Saw Too Much

Author: Thomasine Rappold

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Romance

Format: Ebook

Cursed with prophetic visions and desperate to atone for a death she could have prevented, Gianna York swears she will never again ignore the chance to save a life. When she is hired by Landen Elmsworth to serve as companion to his sister, Gia repeatedly sees the image of her employer’s lifeless corpse floating in Misty Lake. As subsequent visions reveal more details, Gia soon realizes her best chance to save this difficult man is by becoming his wife.

At first, Landen Elmsworth believes the fetching Miss York might be right for a meaningless dalliance, but he grossly underestimates her capacity for cunning and soon finds himself bound until death to a woman he may never be able to trust. Yet in the dark of their bedroom they discover an undeniable passion–and a capacity to forge their own destiny . . .

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A three-time RWA Golden Heart nominee, Thomasine Rappold writes historical romance and historical romance with paranormal elements. She lives with her husband in a small town in upstate New York that inspired her current series. When she’s not spinning tales of passion and angst, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing on one of the nearby lakes, and basking on the beach in Cape Cod. Thomasine is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Capital Region Romance Writers.

Readers can find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter: @ThomRappold.


Working It by Leah Marie Brown Cover Reveal

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Working ItTitle: Working It
Author: Leah Marie Brown
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Romance
Format: Ebook

Falling in love is always in fashion….

With her trust fund and coveted job at Christian Dior, Fanny Moreau believes she has it all. But when her best friend finds a fulfilling new career abroad—and a dreamy relationship with a great guy, Fanny’s fabulous life suddenly feels empty. Inspired to find her true purpose, she trades her cushy lifestyle in San Francisco for an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness.

Everyone thinks Fanny has gone off the deep end. What’s a girl with a Ph.D in Prada doing teaching in an Inuit village? Even Fanny is wondering, especially when she comes face to face with Calder MacFarlane. The Scottish search and rescue pilot is everything Fanny is not—selfless, heroic, and used to living on the edge. He’s also the man who once loved her best friend. Yet something in Calder’s sexy gaze has her believing that she’s a woman capable of great things—a woman who might just find her own happily-ever-after, in a place where she least expects it….


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I am an American writer with a penchant for Paris and all things pink!

Before writing novels, I worked as a print journalist for a Pulitzer prize winning newspaper and served in the United States Air Force as a Radio and Television Broadcaster.

An avid traveler, I have had adventures and mishaps from London to Tokyo, which I write about on my blog, On Life, Love & Accidental Adventures, and in my contemporary romantic series, The It Girls.

I was once a collector of truly useless bric-a-brac and cheesy tee-shirts.  My cheesiest? A tee with a cartoon Jesus riding a surf board and the words, ”And on the eighth day, Jesus went surfing in Greece.”


Today, I prefer to gather friendships and memories as travel souvenirs.

I live in the shadow of Pike’s Peak Mountain, near Colorado Springs, with my family and shamefully pampered poodles.

In my free time, I like to watch movies, read, and snap photographs.  You can view my photography by clicking on the Adventures tab above or by following me on Instagram.

I love to hear from readers, so send me a note! Or connect with me on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Interview with Bluette Matthey, author of Black Forest Reckoning

Bluette MattheyBluette Matthey is a third generation Swiss American and an avid lover of European cultures. She has decades of travel and writing experience. She is a keen reader of mysteries, especially those that immerse the reader in the history, inhabitants, culture, and cuisine of new places. Her passion for travel, except airports (where she keeps a mystery with her to pass the time), is shared by her husband, who owned a tour outfitter business in Europe. Bluette particularly loves to explore regions that are not on the “15 days in Europe” itineraries. She also enjoys little-known discoveries, such as the London Walks, in well-known areas. She firmly believes that walking and hiking bring her closer to the real life of any locale. Bluette maintains a list of hikes and pilgrimages throughout Europe for future exploration. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, faithful dog, and band of loving cats.
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Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Can you tell us where you are from?

I grew up on a farm in Ohio, but I’ve spent the last almost thirty years living in North Carolina, with lots of travel throughout.

Q: How did you come up with your title?

All of my travel mysteries are set in a specific, unique location, and this one was ear-marked for the Black Forest.  My goal is to write my way through the alphabet my title.  The ‘A’ book is Abruzzo Intrigue, this one is ‘B’, Black Forest Reckoning, ‘C’ is Corsican Justice, and I just completed ‘D’, Dalmatian Traffic.

Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?

I chose the cover design:  a castle dungeon, manacles, a skull, and German Polizei crime scene tape.

Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?

It stars my serie’s protagonist, Hardy Durkin, some really vile bad guys, a plot with kinks and twists, and all set in a great region of the world.

Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?

Several, but it’s probably best to leave those for discovery …

Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?

I enjoyed writing about the Stolperstein stones, which are brass-topped paving stones placed in front of houses to commemorate the residents who were dragged from their homes and sent to death camps in World War II.  One stone for each person who lived there.  The stones are the work of artist Victor Demnig, who has placed the memorial stones in hundreds of towns and cities spanning more than eight countries across Europe.  The idea is based on the Jewish belief that a person cannot be forgotten if his name is known.  Many of the stones start out “Hier Wohnte” (Here Lived), followed by the person’s name.  The stones commemorate all minority victims of the Holocaust:  Jews, gypsies, gays, Christians, the mentally and physically disabled … they are powerful statements.

Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?

Once I’d decided on the Black Forest as the setting with all its mystique it just evolved.  The area has always enchanted me with its lore, history, natural beauty and fantastic cuisine.  I mean, it’s ground zero for werewolves!  There are some incredible castles in the region and the lure of a dungeon playing a key role became a given.   The story rolled along in the midst of it all.

Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?

I’m addicted to dark chocolate!  I’ve pretty much tried to get sugar out of my diet, but I get these cravings and periodically make a chocolate run to Whole Foods for my cacao fix.  My rationale is that dark chocolate has anti-oxidant properties.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Confining my answer to one location is impossible.  I love traveling, and have done a good bit in Europe, but there are so many places to explore, so many adventures to be had!  We’re in the process of moving to Europe so I will be closer to the settings for my books, but I also need to squeeze in a rather long trip to China to visit my middle son and his family.  China is so old and such a repository for knowledge!  I’ve recently become interested in acupuncture and the ancient Chinese healing arts … their knowledge of the human body is incredibly profound.

Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?

Both; it depends when I get my sleep.

Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?

My father was a master story teller and in his later years he started writing down his tales.  I also have a brother who is a bit of a poet, and a Gene Stratton-Porter (A Girl of the Limberlost; Laddie; Keeper of the Bees) is a distant relative.

Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?

Oh, yes.  I always envisioned living in Paris, emulating Audrey Hepburn.

Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?

That we could be translated to our new home in Europe without the stress of packing and shipping, pets and all.

Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?

Take a trip somewhere!  Savor the culture, history, and food.  Have a grand adventure!  And if you can’t travel, read a Hardy Durkin travel mystery.


blackforesFrontB-3Title: Black Forest Reckoning

Author: Bluette Matthey

Publisher: Blue Shutter Publishing

Pages: 299

Genre: Travel Mystery

Outfitter Hardy Durkin and company are visiting the Black Forest area of Germany, staying in the guest wing of a local castle, Schloss Haeflin. In the midst of hiking the Black Forest, enjoying all things Swabian, and spending a day in Baden-Baden, the hikers find themselves at ground zero for coeds disappearing from the nearby University of Freiburg and foul play is suspected. Unresolved personal issues of several members of the group threaten the tour’s cohesion, and Hardy discovers the Baron, who owns the schloss, has stolen someone’s identity as well as his fortune. Ever the sleuth, Hardy untangles the web of deceit, madness, and murder in ‘The Black Forest Reckoning’.

The Way We Lived Then by Adrienne Fox Book Blast – Win a $25 Gift Card!



The Way We LivedTitle:
The Way We Lived Then
Author: Adrienne Fox
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Family and Relationship
Format: Ebook

Adrienne Fox is a retired musician who began her literary career reviewing concerts. This is her fifth novel. The other novels are the following: The Retirement, Starstruck, Tit for Tat, and IQ. Adrienne Fox writes about life in Britain from 1941–1963, when old traditions came head-to-head with new ideas as wartime austerity gave way to the Swinging Sixties. She colorfully describes growing up in a constant conflict of the morals, views, and opinions at a time when material goods were in short supply, conversation took the place of electronic entertainment, and serious communication was restricted to letter writing. Through wry humor, she tells of her efforts to understand family conflicts and of her own ill-formed ambitions. Desperately wanting to please in order to “keep the peace” but frequently appearing to fall short, “Can’t do right for doing wrong” aptly describes periods of her progress. Her story paints a tragic-comic picture of the incidents and attitudes within the time frame beginning in a northern industrial town, where the ration books vied with the hymn books in the family home, to college life in London and trying to find a job.


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Adrienne Fox is a retired musician who began her literary career reviewing concerts. This is her fifth novel. The other novels are the following: The Retirement, Starstruck, Tit for Tat, and IQ. 


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