Cardiac, by Jeffrey Monaghan
Feb21

Cardiac, by Jeffrey Monaghan

On Tour with “Cardiac” Cardiac is a thoroughly suspenseful novel. In great part because of how personal it is. It isn’t that uncommon to read a plot where someone is blackmailed or coerced into doing something wrong.  Sometimes with threats to your life.  Bad enough, but what if someone could  control your pacemaker?  That would surely bring that tension up several notches, right along with blood pressure. Once anyone has...

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Grimm Woods, by D. Melhoff, A Review
Feb17

Grimm Woods, by D. Melhoff, A Review

On A Virtual Tour with D. Melhoff If you’ve read any of the Grimms Fairy Tales, you probably remember them as stories for children with lessons in each. While that isn’t how they were written—early on most were considered inappropriate for children—the adaptations we see today, in movies or children’s books are generally more uplifting stories. Grimm Woods brings those tales into a gruesome, very adult novel, all set in a park created...

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Back Blast, by Mark Greaney: A Review
Feb16

Back Blast, by Mark Greaney: A Review

Court Gentry, The Gray Man The Gray Man is back. And truly back this time–to the United States. After five years eluding his own government, working on his own, Court Gentry has come home. Still hunted, he has finally returned to find out why. Back Blast, released February 16th, 2016, is the fifth in the Gray Man series. Mark Greaney has created a terrific character in Court Gentry. Each book has been an exciting thrill ride....

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War Hawk, by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood
Feb14

War Hawk, by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood

The Bond Between Man and Dog Tucker Wayne, a former Army Ranger, and Kane, his war dog, form a tight team once again in War Hawk. The second book in the Tucker Wayne series is another hit for the bestselling authors. The relationship between Tucker and Kane—pack–would be enough to keep me enjoying the book. The story is a most excellent bonus. Authors Rollins and Blackwood have done their research on the well trained military...

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A Fine Year For Murder, by Lauren Carr
Feb07

A Fine Year For Murder, by Lauren Carr

Book Spotlight: On Tour With Lauren Carr We are so happy to be a part of the spotlight tour for Lauren Carr’s latest novel, A Fine Year for Murder.  As book two in her newest series, The Thorny Rose series,  we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton, the children of the featured characters in the Mac Faraday series and The Lovers in Crime series, were an instant hit when the two of them...

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Red Ribbons, by Louise Phillips, A Review
Feb02

Red Ribbons, by Louise Phillips, A Review

Book One in the Kate Pearson Series A killer is out there, targeting young girls, staging them with ribbons in their hair, hands in prayer. Dr Kate Pearson is a criminal psychologist, a profiler. The first murder brings her into the investigation. The second ties it to her. Kate can’t let go of it, not when the victims are children. Another woman is in s mental facility since the death of her daughter more than a dozen years...

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Law and Disorder, by Mike Papantonio
Jan25

Law and Disorder, by Mike Papantonio

A Book Review Nicholas Deketomis (Deke) is a Florida lawyer who has become very successful with class action lawsuits. Having won billions in judgments, he is now involved with multiple cases going after huge corporations. Currently On His Schedule First, a drug company apparently willing to overlook the harm their biggest selling drug may cause. The drug, Ranidol, is approved as a birth control pill. A happy side effect from the drug...

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Bacon Pea Soup
Jan16

Bacon Pea Soup

As soon as the fall temperatures show up, soup goes on the menu at my house.  The chilly nights are so perfect for a hot, comforting soup.   It’s nice too, since the vegetables of summer, served cold then, now can be tossed in for a hot and nutritious dinner. We each have our favorites.  Mine vary from week to week, but nearly always include Beef Barley Soup, Chicken Brunswick Stew, and Spinach with White Beans. This week, it’s been a...

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Spotlight on:  iRead Book Tours
Jan06

Spotlight on: iRead Book Tours

On Tour with iRead Book Tours After participating in dozens of tours with iRead Book Tours, this time we get to feature iRead itself.  It is their third year featuring a wonderful variety of fiction and non fiction books, so they are celebrating with us. Founded by Laura Fabiani, an avid reader and reviewer herself, you will find iRead an excellent choice if you are interesting in a virtual tour with your own book.  Ms Fabiani is a...

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A Review of “Fishbowl,” by Bradley Somer
Dec31

A Review of “Fishbowl,” by Bradley Somer

A Captivating Novel from Bradley Somer Fishbowl is a very unusual story that weaves together the ordinary lives of many during a short moment of time.  Bradley Somer’s skill at bringing us along is phenomenal.  Quirky characters? Without a doubt.  Strange circumstances?  Definitely.  Making us want answers?  Yes! The Story First there is Ian.  A goldfish.  A thoughtful yet adventurous fish who may not have a long memory, but who does...

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Disruption, by Chuck Barrett
Dec29

Disruption, by Chuck Barrett

A Book Review Jake Pendleton is back with urgent mission in book four of Chuck Barrett’s popular series. It’s a treat to be back with him too! In Disruption, we are pulled into the world of hacking—about as current a topic as you could choose. The Story A global disaster is ‘scheduled,’ dependent on just a few men. Jake and his partner, Francesca Catanzaro, must stop it. Off on an international hunt that leads them to far more...

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Access to Power, by Robert Ellis, A Review
Dec26

Access to Power, by Robert Ellis, A Review

Definite Suspense Thriller! Frank Miles, a top Washington DC “Image Maker, ” is one of the best at leading a campaign to a successful election. Manipulating the media to that end is a skill he knows well, but getting Melvin Murdoch may prove costlier than he could have imagined. With days left before the election, both sides are pulling all the tricks possible to destroy the other. Still, there are lines not to be crossed,...

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Gift Ideas:  Gadgets You Will Love
Dec17

Gift Ideas: Gadgets You Will Love

The Must Have Gadgets This Year Gifts are a delight no matter what the size! The gift ideas here are handy for any occasion. Put them in a gift basket, use them as a hostess gift, or just think of Christmas.  The colorful wrap, the beautiful bows, lights twinkling on the tree above them, it makes me smile just thinking of it. Most of these gift ideas will fit in one Christmas stocking. At our house Christmas stockings are always saved...

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Life Outside The Box, By Marilyn R Wilson
Dec12

Life Outside The Box, By Marilyn R Wilson

An Article from Author, Marilyn R Wilson After over one thousand interviews, Marilyn R Wilson compiled the collection we find in Life Outside The Box.  It is a fascinating look at how differently–and creatively–men and women alike solve the problems they face and find success. Currently on a virtual book tour spotlighting the second edition of her popular book, we are pleased to join iRead Book Tours in sharing the...

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Right to Kill, by Andrew Peterson
Dec11

Right to Kill, by Andrew Peterson

Nathan McBride is Back “Excellent” is the correct word to describe Right to Kill from the very beginning. Author, Andrew Peterson, drops us right in the midst of an attack on Linda Genneken’s isolated home. His descriptions are so effective, you will clearly see each room, feel and sense what both Linda and Nathan feel as they respond to the attack. It pulls you in immediately and keeps you there, holding on, until...

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Bitter Moon, by Alexandra Sokoloff
Dec06

Bitter Moon, by Alexandra Sokoloff

A Review of “Bitter Moon” The Huntress Series Continues! Much to the delight of her growing number of fans. Take a young child, Cara Lindstrom, the only survivor in her family after a horrific attack, and give her time to grow up. Victim though she is, she now feels no choice but to hunt the evil that nearly killed her. Her skills bring in the FBI, specifically Special Agent Matthew Roarke. As he investigates and learns...

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Corporate Citizen, By Gabriel Valjan
Dec02

Corporate Citizen, By Gabriel Valjan

A Book Review Gabriel Valjan returns this month with book five of his international “Roma” series. He has been touring with Italy Book Tours since October, so you can find lots of articles, reviews, and interviews with this popular author. The Story Alabaster Black, AKA Bianca Nerini, still appears to be on the run from her former association with Rendition in the latest book in the series. The previous books have seen our heroes...

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Book Review: Body of Evidence, by Rachel Grant
Nov26

Book Review: Body of Evidence, by Rachel Grant

Book Two in The Evidence Series Archaeologist Mara Garrett has a particular specialty. Her calling is discovering and retrieving bodies of people, soldiers, who lost their lives and went missing in foreign nations. Unfortunately, that is how she finds herself facing a firing squad in North Korea. Rescued at the very last minute, she finds herself aboard a flight with the United States Prosecutor Curt Dominick. The very same attorney...

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A Life for a Life, by Lynda McDaniel, A Review
Nov25

A Life for a Life, by Lynda McDaniel, A Review

Mystery in Appalachia Laurel Falls, North Carolina, set in the Appalachian Mountains is a long way from Washington DC, in so many ways. A huge change for reporter Della Kinkaid, who goes from big city reporter to owner of a small town market. Step right into the past, where you expect simplicity in a small town. Small markets dot the streets within local communities across the country. Each of us has our own picture when we think of...

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Hail to the Chief, by John Leslie and Carey Winfrey
Nov24

Hail to the Chief, by John Leslie and Carey Winfrey

Terrific Political Thriller! What a solid thriller with a fascinating and plausible premise. Strange that the even has never happened in reality. Fast forward several presidents in the future. The first woman has been elected president. Before she is inaugurated, she has an aneurysm burst, leaving her comatose with condition questionable. It is uncertain if she will regain her abilities, that is, if she even survives. So begins a fast...

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Book Lover’s Reading Journal
Nov22

Book Lover’s Reading Journal

A Great Way to Record and Remember What You’ve Read What an excellent idea this is–a book journal for reader!. I just ran across this while looking for something totally different. That’s my favorite kind of shopping. Off the top of my head I can think of six people to get this for as a gift. And it would be a great gift for any occasion. It’s something I wish I had ten or twenty years ago. Thirty years would...

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Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales, by Lisa Loving Dalton
Nov21

Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales, by Lisa Loving Dalton

The Amazon #1 Bestseller Lisa Loving Brown, stuntwoman, is our featured author today.  Currently on tour with iRead Book Tours, you can find this entertaining author at a variety of virtual sites through December 9th 2016. You won’t want to miss this book or the article below.  As a stuntwoman for many big name stars and movies, you will be fascinated by her stories. Lisa has shared the post below with Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine...

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Murder of a Cranky Catnapper, by Denise Swanson
Nov20

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper, by Denise Swanson

A Scumble River Mystery, Book 19 Denise Swanson is a wonderful cozy author. Her stories are light, but provide an intriguing mystery that engages you. You’ll find plenty of clues and suspects, but in cozy fashion, you don’t find the explicit violence or sex. Still, the required tension is there within the mystery, and the author is good at showing the attraction and love between the two newlyweds while retaining a PG rating. It would...

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Gift Ideas for Dinosaur Lovers
Nov18

Gift Ideas for Dinosaur Lovers

What is it about dinosaurs that transcends generations even though they are extinct.  There is nothing especially cute or cuddly about them (I admit to exceptions).  They usually seem to have a lizard like skin.  We so often see them fighting another also extinct species. Perhaps that is the draw right there, or maybe it is that they existed so far in the past. Whatever the reason, kids and many adults love them.  If anything, they...

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Gifts for Music Lovers:  The Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Nov16

Gifts for Music Lovers: The Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Superior Sound in a Mini Speaker from Bose Talk about getting a wonderful sound from a super small speaker, and you will most likely be talking about the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker. It’s ideal, and it’s tiny. The name Bose is associated with quality sound, and this one performs as such. As you can see in the picture, it’s very attractive as well, with a matte finish on solid aluminum. It feels very sturdy...

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Killer in The Band, by Lauren Carr, A Review
Nov16

Killer in The Band, by Lauren Carr, A Review

Lovers in Crime, Book 3 Another captivating mystery from bestselling author, Lauren Carr, has arrived on the scene.  If you haven’t read one of Lauren’s novels, do start as soon as you can.  Mystery, suspense, and humor are all spun together into a complex plot that will keep you guessing. Homicide detective, Cameron Gates, and husband, County Prosecutor , Joshua Thornton,  return in their Lovers in Crime series. The...

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Gifts for the Traveler
Nov13

Gifts for the Traveler

Easier Travel is The Goal Today’s traveler is looking for ways to make trips go as smoothly as possible.  It isn’t as easy as it once was, especially with the airlines. We’ve seen dramatical changes over the past decade.  Not only with added security, but also with limits on luggage weight and closer quarters aboard many flights. Yet if the traveler doesn’t go that often, he/she might consider it frivolous to...

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The Selfie Stick
Nov10

The Selfie Stick

Really? Yes.  Selfies have become overwhelmingly popular today, and when you have a new trend, there will be clever people who come up with ideas to make the trend better or easier. This handy little tool, a selfie extender does the job.  On a recent trip to Bouchard Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, there were so many people using extenders it grew funny.  I should have taken photos of them instead of the beautiful flowers.  It...

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From An Idea To A Book, by Lisa de Nikolits
Nov08

From An Idea To A Book, by Lisa de Nikolits

On Tour With “The Nearly Girl” Today we are delighted to share an article written by the author of The Nearly Girl.  The award winning author will be touring with Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours during the entire month of November.  There is a link below that will show you the various sites she will visit. Do stop by to learn more about Lisa and her novels.  You will find reviews, articles, interviews, and more. Her...

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The Digital Luggage Scale, Essential for Travel
Nov07

The Digital Luggage Scale, Essential for Travel

Weigh your Luggage Before You Leave Home Every airline traveler needs one of these luggage scales. The first time it saves you the fine of $75.00 or more, you will consider it totally worth the cost. Have you checked in at the airport to find your suitcase weighs 55 pounds, or even 51 pounds? Have you seen people off to the side, on their knees, rapidly pulling things out of their suitcase, stuffing them randomly into a carry-on, or...

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Lafayette’s Sword, by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne, Anne Trager
Nov03

Lafayette’s Sword, by Eric Giacometti, Jacques Ravenne, Anne Trager

Book Review: The Lafayette Sword The Knights of Templar, The Freemasons… What does that bring to mind to you? Good, bad or both? A secret society, formed for good to protect. Yet, as often is the case, something intended for good can be manipulated for bad. Whatever we know about secret societies, their history holds dark mysteries unknown to many.  The Lafayette Sword reveals a part of that. The novel was written by Eric...

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Cauliflower Vegetarian Enchiladas: Grand Prix Gourmet, Mexico
Oct30

Cauliflower Vegetarian Enchiladas: Grand Prix Gourmet, Mexico

Spicy, Light and Filled with Veggies Here’s still another way to enjoy fresh vegetables. I wanted to try an enchilada using mostly cauliflower–my new favorite vegetable to include when cooking. I’ve always enjoyed it plain, whether raw or cooked, but hadn’t used it as a supplement to different dishes. Since I discovered how versatile it is, I like to add it to anything. It somehow picks up the flavor of what...

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Balancing Books and Briefs and Broadcasting, by Lis Wiehl
Oct29

Balancing Books and Briefs and Broadcasting, by Lis Wiehl

Presenting Lis Wiehl After reviewing The Candidate, the latest book written by Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart, we asked Ms. Wiehl if she would tell us more about how one career has led to another.  As a prosecutor, Fox News Analyst, and a bestselling author (just to name a few), she balances several full time careers.  So, how did she get here from there? We are grateful to have her response below.  As a fan of hers for years,  it was...

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The Judas Game, by Ethan Cross
Oct26

The Judas Game, by Ethan Cross

On Tour With Ethan Cross The Judas Game takes a twisted path right from the beginning. A serial killer who is remorseful, looking to make amends. A man working for a discreet company known as the Shepherd Organization with a young son who is violent. A badly scarred soul who sees strange people asks to be arrested. Finally, add in a new killer, the Judas killer, who comes on the scene with his own complex plan. One that he will detail...

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Mom’s Apple Pie: Grand Prix Gourmet, USA
Oct23

Mom’s Apple Pie: Grand Prix Gourmet, USA

There isn’t much sweeter than the aroma of an old fashioned Apple Pie baking in the oven.  Not only for the scent of the apples and cinnamon, but also for the reminiscing.  It always takes me years and decades back, to family times when we were all together.  Mom in the kitchen making crusts, Dad teasing about how many apples he had to peel to make the pies.  Happy moments laughing together. Besides, doesn’t an apple pie...

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Book Review:  Black Ice, by Greg Enslen
Oct22

Book Review: Black Ice, by Greg Enslen

Greg Enslen’s New Release:  Black Ice Frank Harper isn’t your typical hero. He hasn’t really been the same since Katrina struck New Orleans. Nor have assignments since helped him. Drinking for courage and calm, his days often blur. His wife left him years ago. He can’t blame her. Then after getting shot, he can no longer be out in the world as a cop. Yet he is trying. He has reconnected with his daughter and her son—his...

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A Day in the Life of a Mystery Writer, by Lauren Carr
Oct21

A Day in the Life of a Mystery Writer, by Lauren Carr

On Tour with “The Murders At Astaire Castle” Here at Jaquo and Mystery Suspense Reviews, we’ve been fans of Lauren Carr ever since reading the first book in her Mac Faraday series.  You can’t help but grow attached to Mac, Archie, and of course, German shepherd Gnarly. Reading the series in order was great fun.  That included The Murders at Astaire Castle, which I reviewed here on Jaquo as soon as I finished....

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A Grave Prediction, by Victoria Laurie
Oct19

A Grave Prediction, by Victoria Laurie

A Review of Book 14 in The Bestselling Series Is it possible for one to identify a sociopath before that person is even a teen? Abby Cooper could, and that is without using her psychic skills. How is that? You’ll enjoy reading the book to see. Book fourteen in her series is a delightful listen (or read if you prefer). A dramatic mystery that is lightened up by the author theough the featured character and her friends and family. Abby...

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Getting into The Halloween Spirit
Oct18

Getting into The Halloween Spirit

Halloween decor Have you started decorating for Halloween?  It isn’t too late to add some unique, adorable, or scary decorations to brighten up your house for the occasion.  Decorations that you will have year after year to bring out for parties or family fun. It is getting closer…All Hallows’ Eve is drawing near.   Whether you are planning a party or simply decorating for fun and scares, you will find some unique and...

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Andrea Kane on Research: Past vs. Present
Oct18

Andrea Kane on Research: Past vs. Present

 On Tour with Andrea Kane’s “Samantha” Andrea Kane is once again on a virtual book tour, this time for her historical romance series.  Re-releasing Samantha and My Heart’s Desire will certainly delight fans!  As part of the tour, Ms. Kane has written an article for Jaquo discussing how research varies across genres. You’ll enjoy her thoughtful and entertaining description.  We hope you will check out...

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Do-It-Yourself Publishing: Step-By-Step, By Lauren Carr
Oct13

Do-It-Yourself Publishing: Step-By-Step, By Lauren Carr

Book Spotlight:  Killer in The Band We are thrilled to spotlight Lauren Carr’s latest entry in the Lovers in Crime mystery series.  This newest release is going on tour!  Today we are spotlighting the book, to wet your appetite.  We will also be reviewing the book on November 16th. Don’t miss it! This time around, Ms. Carr has provided an excerpt to tempt you.  You will find it at the very end of this post.  Enjoy!  I know I will. As...

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The Candidate, by Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart
Oct10

The Candidate, by Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart

Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart are back with the second in the Newsmakers series.   A presidential election struck by terror. A candidate, a hero, reliant on his wife. A personal assistant who seems a bit too personal. The top cable news host, on the scene, in the middle of it all. The ratings are dropping, and stardom is starting to fade since Erica uncovered and stopped a deadly plan in The Newsmakers, the first book in this...

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Book Spotlight:  Italian Street Food, by Paola Bacchia
Oct10

Book Spotlight: Italian Street Food, by Paola Bacchia

Italian Street Food, by Paola Bacchia Jaquo is delighted to showcase this wonderful new release!  Featuring more than eighty recipes along with a wonderful look at the ‘street scene’ that is rising there, unknown to many.  It is a must have for both those who enjoying cooking and for those who enjoy the local side of a country when traveling. On a virtual book tour hosted by Italy Book Tours, the author has written a...

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Children’s Costumes that Encourage
Oct06

Children’s Costumes that Encourage

Heroes. Children love to dress up.  Give them a super hero costume, a princess, or a pair of scrubs with a stethoscope and they can play for hours and weeks.  It is a fun use of their time and excellent for sparking their imagination. Now with Halloween nearing, parents and kids alike are looking for fun ideas for costumes. It’s a fun escape for children, and many adults as well.  These days with the stress in our lives, it seems...

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Never Cry Mercy, by L. T. Ryan
Oct04

Never Cry Mercy, by L. T. Ryan

An Unfriendly Town…Why? Jack Noble returns once again, this time in a story that reminds me of Jack Reacher. A wandering man who ends up in an unfriendly town, only to find himself in the middle of trouble. In an exciting fast paced story, Jack Noble will need his creative and efficient skills to figure out what is happening in the small Texas town. After four weeks exploring the country, trying to remove himself from the...

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Who Is Detective Sergeant John Byron?
Sep26

Who Is Detective Sergeant John Byron?

Among the Shadows, by Bruce Robert Coffin We are pleased to feature today an article written by author, Bruce Coffin. This former detective sergeant spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement, giving him knowledge and insight not often found in crime novels. Currently on a virtual book tour with Partners In Crime Book Tours, Mr. Coffin can be found about the web with articles, reviews and interviews.  We hope you will take a look at...

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Spotlight: The Dance Diaries (Books 1 and 2)
Sep26

Spotlight: The Dance Diaries (Books 1 and 2)

The Dance Diaries From Author, The Girl with the Tree Tattoo Are you interested in ballroom dancing? Yes or no, you will be after you read one dancers look at the art, both positive and negative. It is always fascinating today to see the variety of dancers in their lovely gowns, performing moves we would love to master. We are pleased to present both the Dance Diaries, Learning Ballroom Dance, as well as book two, Dance diaries,...

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I Had a Dream and I Followed It, by Author Barbara Warren
Sep23

I Had a Dream and I Followed It, by Author Barbara Warren

From The Author of  “Everlasting Lies” Author Barbara Warren is with us today, on tour with her debut novel, Everlasting Lies.  Ms. Warren is currently on a virtual book tour with iRead Book Tours, with stops at a number of sites. Take a look at the list below to find interviews, articles and reviews. As part of the tour, she has shared this  terrific article.  In case you missed it, you can find our review of Everlasting...

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A Drop of Water, by Yvonne Williams Casaus
Sep21

A Drop of Water, by Yvonne Williams Casaus

Book Spotlight:  A Drop of Water Today we are pleased to feature A Drop of Water, written by Yvonne Williams Casaus.  Ms. Casaus is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours. Check out her full schedule below or on her iRead Book Tours Page.  We hope you will stop by other sites for interviews, reviews and articles. You will find it a  thoughtful book will inspire and refresh–one you won’t want to miss....

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Flight Club, by Felena Hanson
Sep20

Flight Club, by Felena Hanson

Book Spotlight on Flight Club, by Felena Hanson Entrepreneur Felena Hanson has the years of experience to aptly write her new book, Flight Club.  That is just one reason we are pleased to feature her book–and a guest article–today on Jaquo. Currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours, you will find the author sharing stories, offering encouragement, and answering questions on the various sites on her tour....

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Infamy, by Robert K. Tanenbaum, A Review
Sep19

Infamy, by Robert K. Tanenbaum, A Review

Book Review:  Infamy Infamy:  The state of being well known for a criminal, reproachful, or outrageous act. Another impressive author back with his 28th book in his bestselling series. Robert K. Tanenbaum is a master of the genre.  Legal thriller, mystery, and plenty of suspense combine in Infamy for an exciting novel. Books contains tension of so many varieties. Sometimes it is terror, sometimes angst, sometimes it is simply fear of...

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Emerald Buddha, by Russell Blake
Sep18

Emerald Buddha, by Russell Blake

Book Two in the Drake Ramsey Adventure Series Russell Blake has written another entertaining adventure with Emerald Buddha. This time a new treasure thought to be only a rumor draws Drake, Ally and Spencer. The treasure is the bait. The real reason is less clear than you would expect. They are to find a missing plane that crashed carrying the daughter of a senator. Is there really s treasure at all or is the whole thing a manipulation...

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The Carnivore Club, A Review
Sep13

The Carnivore Club, A Review

  For Your Next Charcuterie Board When we first heard of the Carnivore Club, we had to know more about it.   Sure, carnivore is related to meat, but a club?  It didn’t take us long until we had to sample!  We found a high quality product, finely crafted, artisan meats, very unique and flavorful. For fine dining, a cocktail party, wine tasting—any time really—you will want to add this to your shopping list, your planning list and to...

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Writing:  Good for Your Health? by Author June Gillam
Sep08

Writing: Good for Your Health? by Author June Gillam

June Gillam’s “House of Erie” on Tour Our article today comes to you courtesy of June Gillam, author of the Hillary Broome Novels series. Book three continues an entertaining mystery series, this time set in lovely Ireland. The location itself is enough to draw many readers, myself included.  You can read our review of the novel here on Mystery Suspense Reviews. As part of her book tour, Ms. Gillam has written a...

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Macadamia White Chocolate Dessert Bars, Made with Coconut Oil
Sep04

Macadamia White Chocolate Dessert Bars, Made with Coconut Oil

Macadamia White Chocolate Dessert Bars, Made with Coconut Oil. It is always a delight to have a sweet taste of dessert for a snack or after a meal.  Often at our house that will include Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars  or cookies of some kind.  In the mood for something different, I decided to make a cookie recipe into a dessert bar. Using coconut oil for baking has also been a goal of mine.  It worked great for these bars. You don’t...

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The Cat, The Collector and The Killer, by Leann Sweeney
Sep03

The Cat, The Collector and The Killer, by Leann Sweeney

Book Review: A Cat’s in Trouble Series is Back LeAnn Sweeney’s eighth book  in the “A Cats in Trouble” Series was a pleasure to listen to. The author has her characters mastered by now.   If you are following the series, you will feel like you are back with good friends.  If this is your first in the series, you will want to hear more. Jillian Hart, now married to acting Police Chief, Tom Stewart, surrounded by cats,...

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Gifts For Kids: The Slinky
Aug30

Gifts For Kids: The Slinky

The Slinky – Over 70 Years Old ! Did you have a Slinky when you were growing up?  Do you still have a Slinky?  The cool little toy is fun for children and adults.  It’s hard to part with something so fun. Since August 30th is Slinky Day, it seemed appropriate to go back and remember… The slinky is a toy that has graced families since the 1940’s.  While it does have new varieties in colors, plastic, and even sizes, the...

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Book Review:  Ramsey’s Gold, by Russell Blake
Aug28

Book Review: Ramsey’s Gold, by Russell Blake

Russell Blake’s ‘Drake Ramsey’ Series If you enjoy an adventure Ramsey’s Gold will be hard to resist! The Incas, a lost city, and a long hidden journal start Ramsey’s Gold off to an exciting start. Go on a treasure hunt into the jungle, not knowing what is ahead or where it will lead. The Story When Drake Simmons is called to an attorney’s office, he has no clue where it will lead. A mysterious inheritance that...

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An Interview with Barbara Casey, Author of “The Wish Rider”
Aug24

An Interview with Barbara Casey, Author of “The Wish Rider”

Book Spotlight:  The Wish Rider Barbara Casey is back on tour with her newest book in the F.I.G. mystery series.  Once again, we are excited to share the book with you.  The captivating series continues with The Wish Rider. Touring throughout the month of August, you will find Ms. Casey at a variety of sites with articles, interviews and reviews included.  The tour is hosted by iRead Book Tours.  Her full schedule is listed below, but...

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Candidate For Murder, by Lauren Carr, A Review
Aug22

Candidate For Murder, by Lauren Carr, A Review

Best one yet! Lauren Carr has once again surprised and delighted readers with Candidate For Murder, the newest addition to the Mac Faraday series.  Well written, hugely entertaining, it is a book you won’t want to stop reading–even when you have reached the end. Because it isn’t just about politics. It is about murder.  Murders, actually.  Way more than one, and not all are recent. The Story It starts off with action...

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What Could Be or Ought To Be,  by Barbara Casey
Aug19

What Could Be or Ought To Be, by Barbara Casey

An Article from Bestselling Author, Barbara Casey The House of Kane takes us into the competitive world of publishing with all of its power, intrigue and ambition.  The book, considered for a Pulitzer Prize, is a remarkable story you won’t want to miss.  Writers will be delighted to find secrets revealed about the publishing industry.  Readers will appreciate what goes on before the books they read reach their release date....

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Where the Wild Things Bite, by Molly Harper
Aug16

Where the Wild Things Bite, by Molly Harper

Return to Half Moon Hollow… Molly Harper’s newest book in the Half Moon Hollow series is a so entertaining. Of course, every book in Molly Harper’s various series reflect her humor and imagination. If you have the chance to listen to any of them, you’ll be hooked. Listening to the audiobook is highly suggested. Narrator, Amanda Ronconi, has the writer’s words and tone mastered. Molly Harper and Ms. Ronconi have worked...

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The Veritas Deception, by Lynne Constantine
Aug15

The Veritas Deception, by Lynne Constantine

A Book Review Have you ever wondered how much of your life has been manipulated?   You will, after reading The Veritas Deception with its multi-layered plot.  Good vs evil is at the core of it, but evil never plays fair. The Story The Veritas Deception starts off at a full run as Jack Logan tries to protect a senator’s wife.  The two must learn why. The Present After a last minute change of vote on a bill in Congress, Senator Malcolm...

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An Interview with Author, Pamela Ford
Aug12

An Interview with Author, Pamela Ford

Spotlight on: The Continental Breakfast Club And Author Pamela Ford Pamela Ford has an entertaining, popular new series on her hands with The Continental Breakfast Club.  The first book, Over Easy, was released in May of 2010, the second, Freshly Brewed, is scheduled for release late July or early August.  Which is why she is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours. Our Interview Thank you, Pamela, for the...

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The Killing Game, by Nancy Bush: A Review
Aug11

The Killing Game, by Nancy Bush: A Review

From Bestselling Author, Nancy Bush… In a complicated plot that first seems like three separate stories, author Nancy Bush has written a complex and entertaining mystery. You will need to pay attention to this one. From the beginning murder by an apparent serial killer to old skeletons found in a basement, the suspense grows. At the same time Andi Wren is finding her way forward after her husband’s death. The Story Andi Wren...

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Book Review:  Over Easy, by Pamela Ford
Aug08

Book Review: Over Easy, by Pamela Ford

Introducing The Continental Breakfast Club If you are looking for a light summer read that will keep you smiling you might enjoy over easy.  Book one in the Continental Breakfast Club series has an unusual premise for its series name. Three girlfriends want to meet guys. When you’ve tried singles groups, church groups, the other usual choices,  where do you look next?  The story is a little romance, a little mystery, a lot...

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Book Review:  Blue Moon, by Wendy Corsi Staub
Aug05

Book Review: Blue Moon, by Wendy Corsi Staub

On Tour with Wendy Corsi Staub Wendy Corsi Staub is back with the second in her newest series located in Mundy’s Landing.  With the release of her book, she is on a book tour this month, hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.  The bestselling author can be found at a number of sites during the tour. We hope you will enjoy our review and drop to several sites to find more reviews, guest articles and interviews with this...

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Book Review:  Fortune Hunter, by Jana DeLeon
Jul31

Book Review: Fortune Hunter, by Jana DeLeon

The Latest in the “Miss Fortune” Mystery Series Fortune Hunter is another engaging novel from Jana DeLeon. After reading Louisiana Longshot, the first in the series, I looked forward to another tale from Ms. Deleon. What a fun series to read. Number 8 in the “Miss Fortune” series, features the same familiar characters. Fortune Redding, police sergeant Carter LeBlanc, Gertie, Ida Belle, and more. In book one, we saw Fortune...

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Game Changer, by Douglas E. Richards
Jul27

Game Changer, by Douglas E. Richards

  The New Bestseller from Douglas E Richards A complicated plot, likable characters, and fast paced action combine into an exciting new novel from author, Douglas E Richards. Talk about a brain twister. As you read Game Changer you will understand why it is an Amazon bestseller already.  It’s definitely an appropriate title. An operative, Kevin Quinn, who attempts to assassinate his employer. That employer happens to be the...

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Book Review: The Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter and J T Ellison
Jul25

Book Review: The Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter and J T Ellison

“A Brit in the FBI” returns The Lost Key was—is—an unexpected surprise. Thinking it would be more a police procedural,  it was that and more.  A murder investigation that soon advances into a suspenseful thriller, it is filled with a variety of adventure and ultimately a terror threat. It’s fast paced in every setting with lives endangered at each stop. The Story Book two in the “A Brit in the FBI ” series brings...

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Interview with Anjenique Hughes, Author of “Sovereignty”
Jul21

Interview with Anjenique Hughes, Author of “Sovereignty”

Sovereignty:  An All Too Plausible Dystopia Author Anjenique Hughes is off to a terrific start with her debut novel, Sovereignty. A dystopian novel, it paints a frightening future for our nation and the world. Written for young adults, any age teen really, adults too will enjoy it. The premise of the story and the characteristics of the teens are uplifting at the same time they are scary. Since Ms. Hughes is currently on a virtual...

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Friendly Fire, by John Gilstrap, A Review
Jul20

Friendly Fire, by John Gilstrap, A Review

Book 8 in The Jonathan Graves Series Jonathan Graves has been a favorite character of mine since I ran across No Mercy on Audible. A hostage rescuer with all the talent and skills needed to stealthily find and retrieve the missing, he is a fun and fascinating character. The 8th book in the series increases that fondness. What do you do when a child you rescued is arrested for murdering the monster who hurt him? Friendly Fire is a...

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Spotlight: The Great Disney Scavenger Hunt and Author Catherine F. Olen
Jul19

Spotlight: The Great Disney Scavenger Hunt and Author Catherine F. Olen

Presenting Author Catherine F. Olen No matter what your age, you will appreciate and enjoy this clever book by Catherine F. Olen.  So many of us have visited Disneyland at some time in our lives.  The original California park has good reason to be called “The Magic Kingdom.” As Ms. Olen says in her book,  we usually arrive with an enormous list of what we want to see and do.  We then scurry from ride to ride, from...

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Spotlight:  Party With a Plan, by Randy Haveson
Jul18

Spotlight: Party With a Plan, by Randy Haveson

 “I Couldn’t NOT Write this Book” We are pleased to participate today in the virtual book tour for Randy Haveson’s new book, Party With a Plan.  Currently on tour with iRead Book Tours, you will find articles and interviews at numerous sites.  To see the full schedule, check out the Author’s Home Page at iRead. Mr Haveson has written an article for us here on Jaquo as well, as part of the tour.  Do enjoy the article,...

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All About Spinach in “The Spinach Collection” Cookbook
Jul16

All About Spinach in “The Spinach Collection” Cookbook

Leafy Green Power Plant Want your family to eat more vegetables?  Leafy greens especially are considered the top food you can eat for nutrition.  Excellent for heart health and brain health both, it is important to include it in your diet as often as possible. I started including spinach in more meals when I was reading up on Alzheimer’s Prevention. If you have experienced Alzheimer’s or dementia with a family member or friend, you...

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Book Spotlight:  The Conscious Entrepreneur
Jul15

Book Spotlight: The Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur, by Laura C. Cannon It is always a pleasure to spotlight a book that provides motivation for a work and life balance.  Today’s book does just that.  Speaker and coach, Laura Cannon, will encourage, suggest, and teach you how to do just that. The popular coach is currently on a virtual book tour taking place from July 11th to 29th, 2016.  The tour, hosted by iRead Book Tours, will include articles and...

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The Oregon Coast:  Bandon by the Sea
Jul12

The Oregon Coast: Bandon by the Sea

Time to Explore and Relax The Oregon beach at Bandon by the Sea must be one of the most beautiful in our nation. It certainly makes top ten lists often.  Long stretches of beach are spotted with enormous rocks, in every direction. The view from a distance–or close up–is awe inspiring. Add to that, Bandon is less than two hours from my home. Often exploring your own locale can be as enjoyable as a vacation away. At least...

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The Virgin of The Wind Rose, by Glen Craney, A Review
Jul08

The Virgin of The Wind Rose, by Glen Craney, A Review

Don’t Miss This Adventure Thriller from Glen Craney The Virgin of the Wind Rose is an excellent novel that crosses time and continents,  If you enjoy a good adventure, you will enjoy this engrossing tale filled with clues that may lead to secrets and a treasure without price. Jaqueline Quartermane is a newly hired lawyer with the State Department. A respected position that comes with some power. Will that status be enough to...

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Writing Multiple Mystery Series: Keeping Up with Your Children, by Lauren Carr
Jul06

Writing Multiple Mystery Series: Keeping Up with Your Children, by Lauren Carr

Lauren Carr returns today to share with readers how she manages her various series.  Each is different, yet the characters overlap in a way that makes you want to read all of them! This month, her latest in the Mac Faraday series, Candidate for Murder,  will be released.  Watch for our review coming soon! On a virtual tour in June and July, you can find more about Lauren, her series, and her books, here at her iRead Book Tours Home...

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Spotlight on “Candidate For Murder,” by Lauren Carr
Jul06

Spotlight on “Candidate For Murder,” by Lauren Carr

Lauren Carr is back this month with her twelfth entry to the Mac Faraday series. Candidate For Murder is sure to be another bestseller for the popular author. All the more so because it features Gnarly. Who would have thought he might run for office. I’d vote for him in a minute. Ms. Carr is currently on a virtual book tour with iRead Book Tours. From June 20th through July 29th, she will be around and about with doing...

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Book Spotlight: Interlude to Sentimental Me
Jul05

Book Spotlight: Interlude to Sentimental Me

An Article from Author Michael B. Judkins Today we are spotlighting Michael B. Judkins’ new release, Interlude to Sentimental Me.  Released in May, 2016, it is the second book featuring the writing of this fine author.  You are certain to find a poem that relates to your life, even while your choice changes over time.  It’s a book you will want in your collection. Mr. Judkins is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by...

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Book Review: Independence Day, by Ben Coes
Jul04

Book Review: Independence Day, by Ben Coes

Ben Coes’ is Back With Dewey Andreas Ever since the release of Power Down, the debut novel written by Ben Coes, I have been a huge fan.  That book became—and still is—one of my all time favorite suspense thrillers. So there could be a slight bias, a leaning toward enjoying any new novel from Mr. Coes.  Still, if you read Independence Day, you will understand why it is now a favorite too.  With skill similar to the late Vince...

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Book Review: “Written Off,” by E J Copperman
Jun30

Book Review: “Written Off,” by E J Copperman

The First in the “Mysterious Detective” Series A mystery author who writes about an author writing a mystery grabs a reader’s attention, don’t you think?  As much as we enjoy books, the process is fascinating to us as well. When we get a chance to see both, what’s not to like? Which is only part of why I enjoyed Written Off from the first page, as author and featured character Rachel Goldman finishes writing the latest...

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An Interview with Author John Lansing
Jun20

An Interview with Author John Lansing

Author of ‘Dead is Dead’. John Lansing, author, actor, screenwriter, is currently on a virtual book tour for his newest release, Dead is Dead.  We have enjoyed being part of that tour, hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.  The tour runs from May 16th through June 30th, so you will lot many opportunities to learn more about the author and his books. We we invited to review book as well. You will find our review...

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A Review of “The Dubai Betrayal,” by Jeremy Burns
Jun20

A Review of “The Dubai Betrayal,” by Jeremy Burns

Available Now! Jeremy Burns Anticipated New Release It is always a delight to find a new author of suspense thrillers that I can follow.  So I am quite happy to say that Jeremy Burns is now on that list.  Especially if the book features Wayne Wilkins. The Dubai Betrayal is a fascinating story you won’t want to miss. The Story Wayne Wilkins, first a Ranger, then a CIA Assassin, has an urgent new assignment.  After all the years...

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Book Review: Code of Conduct, by Brad Thor
Jun14

Book Review: Code of Conduct, by Brad Thor

Scot Harvath Returns in “Code of Conduct” “Fast paced” isn’t quite sufficient to describe the excitement in Brad Thor’s novel, Code of Conduct. Constant action throughout is more like it. Time is short for Scot and his team, even shorter than they realize. The scenario developed here by the author is as scary as it is possible. Since Mr. Thor is known to write fiction that sometimes becomes reality, it makes it...

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Spotlight:  Jessica Bunevacz, Author of “Date Like a Girl, Marry Like A Woman”
Jun14

Spotlight: Jessica Bunevacz, Author of “Date Like a Girl, Marry Like A Woman”

An Article By Author Jessica R Bunevacz Today we are pleased to spotlight a new book that might change your future.  Written by Jessica R Bunevacz, Date Like A Girl, Marry Like a Woman, is an entertaining look about the do’s and don’t’s in relationships. The author is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours.  The tour runs from June 13th through June 24th, 2016, and will feature reviews, interviews, and articles...

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The CleanSweep Conspiracy, by Chuck Waldron, A Review
Jun07

The CleanSweep Conspiracy, by Chuck Waldron, A Review

Could it Happen Today? A simple text message received by Matt Tremain begins this fast paced novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. An intriguing way to begin a frightening story. Frightening because it is so possible–because it could be happening already. Matt Tremain is a blogger. He writes about scams, always looking to expose the hidden. That includes CleanSweep since the rumors started. When an employee of...

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Murder at Lambswool Farm, by Sally Goldenbaum, A Review
Jun05

Murder at Lambswool Farm, by Sally Goldenbaum, A Review

A Seaside Knitters Cozy Mystery Take an enjoyable trip to Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, courtesy of Sally Goldenbaum. Many of you may have traveled there before, since Murder at Lambswool Farm is the eleventh book in the popular series. This was my first visit, but I do plan on returning. The Seaside Knitters series is a sweet and accurate description of the series. A small town where everyone knows one another, a group of women meeting...

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Giving History Life, by Rich DiSilvio
May28

Giving History Life, by Rich DiSilvio

From the Author of “My Nazi Nemesis” After reading and reviewing Rich DiSilvio’s latest novel, My Nazi Nemesis, we were pleased when the author wrote an article for us as well.  My review of his book can be found here, on Mystery Suspense Reviews. It is always a pleasure to learn more about a writer and his process.  My Nazi Nemesis includes a wealth of history centered around the Auschwitz concentration camp,...

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Giving Life to Your Character, by John R. Beyer
May27

Giving Life to Your Character, by John R. Beyer

Yuri Shakirov of Soft Target John R Beyer, author, has recently released his novel, Soft Target. He was gracious to provide the guest article below discussing how he got to know the character he created for the entertaining book. You will enjoy hearing about the process. Be sure to get a copy of his fast paced suspense thriller! You can find my review on Mystery Suspense Reviews. Giving Life to Your Character, by John R. Beyer Writing...

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United States of Apocalypse, by Authors Mark Tufo and  Armand Rosamilia
May24

United States of Apocalypse, by Authors Mark Tufo and  Armand Rosamilia

A Book Review The End or a Beginning? It begins with how it happened. How the United States—and perhaps the world—was brought to its knees.  Even the prologue of this exciting book pulls you immediately into the story. Listening to the audiobook from Audible, I could feel the tension, the fear, the determination in the story.  Narrated by Sean Runnette and Julia Whelan, the male/female adds to the book immensely.  Both are...

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Book Review: Carry Me Home, by Rosalind James
May24

Book Review: Carry Me Home, by Rosalind James

Romantic Suspense in Paradise, Idaho Rosalind James is back in a romantic suspense novel that is indeed a thriller. A man, recently divorced, uncertain if he can trust again. A teacher with goals to reach the Ivy league.  Is there any chance the two of them can overcome all that separates them?  First goal is to stay alive. On a college campus a newly hired professor, Zoey Santangelo, discovers a small town isn’t always safer...

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An Interview with Author, Andrea Kane
May23

An Interview with Author, Andrea Kane

Bestselling Author, Andrea Kane When Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine was invited to be a part of Andrea Kane’s virtual book tour for The Murder That Never Was, we couldn’t have been more pleased. I’ve been a fan of Ms. Kane for many years. Her novels are intense, well designed mysteries that literally do keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation. Her newest maintains that standard. It is terrific.  You’ll find my review here on...

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The Promise, by Robert Crais, A Review
May22

The Promise, by Robert Crais, A Review

Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, Scott James, and Maggie. What could be better than that? The new long awaited novel from Robert Crais was well worth the wait. After waiting anxiously for months for The Promise to be released, i couldn’t read/listen to it right away. For some reason I had to save it a while, know it was there, perhaps to listen as a reward for some accomplishment. Do you ever do that? There are several favorite authors...

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What’s The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Do? by Carey Nachenberg
May20

What’s The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Do? by Carey Nachenberg

On Tour with “The Florentine Deception” If you haven’t yet read The Florentine Deception, by Carey Nachenberg, do pick up a copy soon. It’s a fascinating story, one of those tales where parts are all too plausible.  We have enjoyed being part of the virtual book tour currently underway with iRead Book Tours. Today, as part of that tour, we are very pleased to feature an article written by Mr. Nachenberg.  If...

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The Florentine Deception, by Carey Nachenberg, A Review
May17

The Florentine Deception, by Carey Nachenberg, A Review

  It was just an old computer, one his father picked up at an estate sale. It should have taken a few hours to clean so his dad could donate it. But how could Alex Fife resist taking a peek at what it held. After all, the owner was dead. Along with his friend Stephen, he looks to see the last entries the owner had made. What he finds sends him on a treasure hunt that soon becomes a race to stop an attack that could bring down...

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Who Are We, Really?  by Peter Riva
May13

Who Are We, Really? by Peter Riva

An Article from Author, Peter Riva We first learned of Peter Riva when we were asked to be a part of a book tour for his terrific book, The Path. We enjoyed the book so much, we were delighted to hear part two of the trilogy was ready for release. Mr. Riva is on another virtual book tour with host, iRead Book Tours, for Reaching Angelica.  We are so pleased that he was able to write a post of Jaquo along his tour.  Please check of the...

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Reaching Angelica, by Peter Riva
May11

Reaching Angelica, by Peter Riva

Book Two in “The Tag” Series is Here! Peter Riva is back once again with a novel science fiction story that will have you tilting your head, wondering, “Did I read that right?” In this amazing continuation of The Path, Simon Banks will once again need all of his vast computer skills, this time to save Earth. Part of the pleasure in science fiction is in giving your imagination free rein. Another part is how an author...

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A Review of “The Berlin Package,” by Peter Riva
May04

A Review of “The Berlin Package,” by Peter Riva

Peter Riva’s Latest Suspense Thriller is Out If you want a book to grab you from the first page, I suggest you read this one. On a flight over Iceland in a twin engine plane, one engine fails. Then the next. What a great beginning to The Berlin Package. Author Peter Riva has another hit! A sequel to Murder on Safari (review link below), Pero Baltazar and Mbuno are back. This time the well known film producer heads to Berlin. The...

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