Cauliflower Vegetarian Enchiladas: Grand Prix Gourmet, Mexico
Oct27

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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Mom’s Apple Pie: Grand Prix Gourmet, USA
Oct20

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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Getting into The Halloween Spirit
Oct31

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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Book Spotlight:  Don’t Write A Crappy Book!
Oct24

Book Spotlight: Don’t Write A Crappy Book!

Presenting….”Don’t Write A Crappy Book!” by James M Ranson Author James M. Ranson is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours.  Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine is happy to be a part of that tour today. Many of us have always wanted to write a book.  Even more of us aren’t sure where to start.  Mr. Ranson’s book will guide you straight onto a path toward that success.  You can see some of...

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Book Spotlight:  Murder by Perfection, by Lauren Carr
Oct23

Book Spotlight: Murder by Perfection, by Lauren Carr

An Article from Lauren Carr:  Inside Criminal Minds It’s always a delight to feature a book written by Lauren Carr.  Not only is Lauren an outgoing and vivacious author who is always willing to share, she also writes highly amusing mysteries that grab your attention.  Throw in characters that grow on you and independent dogs that sometimes take over a scene, and you have a hit series. Murder by Perfection is book three in the...

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The Collision of Grief and Gratitude, by Rosanne Liesveld
Aug09

The Collision of Grief and Gratitude, by Rosanne Liesveld

On Tour with Rosanne Liesveld We are pleased to join iRead Book Tours this morning on the virtual book tour for The Collision of Grief and Gratitude. Rosanne Leisveld can be found currently at a variety of sites, to share her story. If you have lost a spouse–or any loved one–you can relate to the thoughtful sharing written within this book. The grief that surrounds you is indeed spotted with gratitude for the people you...

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Through a Broken Heart: Finding Hope and Healing After a Breakup
Jun20

Through a Broken Heart: Finding Hope and Healing After a Breakup

Featuring Author Colleen Meissner Today’s book spotlight is Through a Broken Heart: Finding Hope and Healing After a Breakup.  This devotional will help and inspire you through God’s Word and His love.  Ms. Meissner is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours.  We are delighted to be a part of that tour. Take a look at the description below, learn more about the author.  Then pick up a copy for yourself...

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Mystery Writer Tackles Cold Case Series, by Lauren Carr
Jun19

Mystery Writer Tackles Cold Case Series, by Lauren Carr

Best Selling Author, Lauren Carr Lauren Carr has a new series once again!  Beginning with Ice, we meet Christopher Matheson, retired FBI Agent, who soon becomes embroiled in a decades old murder investigation.  What is unusual about this one is that Christopher himself was the prime suspect. Our review of Ice is found here on Jaquo.   We do hope you will take a look at that.  Today we are honored to present an article written by this...

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Signs in The Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind
Jun18

Signs in The Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind

Kelly Smith’s Debut Novel Today we are pleased to spotlight Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind, by Kelly Smith.  Her first novel is proving to be an inspirational, helpful book for many, whether inside or outside of a relationship. We hope you will check out the information below and get a copy for you and a friend. Knowledge is often the first step to change. Ms. Smith is currently on a virtual...

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Ice, by Lauren Carr
Jun17

Ice, by Lauren Carr

New! The Christopher Matheson Mystery Series Here’s another instant hit for bestselling author Lauren Carr.  The disappearance of a young girl has branded Chris Matheson a killer for most of his adult life, though never convicted of a crime.  After so many years is it possible to find what really happened to her? The title actually does reveal the nature of the first installment of this new series by best-selling author, Lauren,...

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Spotlight: Buckaroo Buckeye, by Kristin Anderson Cetone
Jun12

Spotlight: Buckaroo Buckeye, by Kristin Anderson Cetone

Buckaroo Buckeye: A Little Nut with Big Dreams Written by Kristin Anderson Cetone Today we present the winner of the Mom’s Choice Silver award.  This charming book, written for ages 3 to 7, is certain to delight your young readers. Author Kristin Anderson Cetone is currently on a virtual book tour with iRead Book Tours to introduce Buckaroo.  You will find her at many sites with interviews and articles she will share.  We are...

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Spotlight:  The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks
Jun06

Spotlight: The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks

The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks By Alvita Mack Spotlighting a children’s book is a favorite of ours here at Jaquo.  Encouraging kids to read is so important.  A child can learn most anything in a book.  Add to that the love of fire trucks and firemen, and you are sure to have a popular book for young one. Author Alvita Mack is currently on a virtual tour to introduce the book to you.  Hosted by iRead Book Tours, you will find...

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Spotlight:  Out of Time, By Thomas William Lowrie
May30

Spotlight: Out of Time, By Thomas William Lowrie

On Tour with Thomas William Lowrie Just read the brief excerpt below and you’ll know why we’ve been looking forward to this book spotlight. Embroiled in World War II is a man who wasn’t born until 1963. If the history doesn’t intrigue you, the apparent time travel will. Jaquo is pleased to feature Out of Time as part of a virtual book tour currently hosted by iRead Book Tours. Mr. Lowrie will be stopping by a...

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Book Spotlight:  Poppy, by Kat Flannery
May27

Book Spotlight: Poppy, by Kat Flannery

Kat Flannery’s New Release:   Poppy Today we are pleased to spotlight the second book in the Montgomery Sisters series.  A little western, a little historical, added to romantic suspense is sure to please readers. Author Kat Flannery is currently on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours.  It’s always a treat to learn more about a book and its author. Check out the details below. We’re sure you will enjoy it....

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An Interview With Author Gabriella Contestabile
May07

An Interview With Author Gabriella Contestabile

From The Author of “Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos” Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine is pleased to be a part of the virtual book tour for Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos, written by Gabriellla Contestabile.  Currently on tour with Italy Book Tours, you’ll find the author at a variety of sites discussing her newest book.  You’ll find our review of the book here on Jaquo as well. Take a look.  You won’t want to miss this...

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The Myths of Safe Pesticides, by Andre Leu
Apr03

The Myths of Safe Pesticides, by Andre Leu

Book Spotlight: The Myths of Safe Pesticides The Tour We are so pleased to join the virtual book tour for The Myths of Safe Pesticides AND Poisoning Our Children.  Both are touring with iRead Book Tours, from mid-March through mid-April.  Important information for parents especially, but really for everyone.  Do take a look at some of the stops along the tour for articles, reviews and more. This is a book you’ll want to share...

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Poisoning Our Children, by Andre Leu
Apr03

Poisoning Our Children, by Andre Leu

Spotlight:  Andre Leu and “Poisoning Our Children” Jaquo is pleased to be a part of the book tour for Author Andre Leu’s “Poisoning Ou Children: The Parents Guide to Myths of Safe Pesticides.  Such an important topic, this is a book you won’t want to miss. Hosted by iRead Book Tours, the author will be stopping in at various sites for reviews, articles and more.  Do drop in at some of the tour sites for...

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The Stranger in The Woods, by Michael Finkel
Mar26

The Stranger in The Woods, by Michael Finkel

Alone in The Woods… The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of The Last True Hermit.   What a well written, captivating story. This book written by Michael Finkel was a fascination to me. I got the audio version, knowing I’d enjoy reading of a man living alone, surviving harsh conditions. Stories of survival always draw me in. It was far more than that though. It was as much about capturing a thief. So intriguing that...

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Mini Printers, by Debra Schoenberger
Mar20

Mini Printers, by Debra Schoenberger

On Tour With “Walk With Me” Debra Schoenberger has shared an article with us here at Jaquo, as part of the virtual book tour she is currently on for her new book, Walk With Me. The beautiful book of photographs will be a welcome addition to your home.  The variety, the colors, the black and whites, all will strike you differently each time you look at the photographs included.  ​Enjoy her article here below… I take a...

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Walk With Me, by Debra Schoenberger
Mar20

Walk With Me, by Debra Schoenberger

On Tour With Debra Schoenberger It’s a pleasure to once again present a photographic collection from author Debra Schoenberger. We were first introduced to her on her virtual book tour for India (Our review here). Walk With Me is even more, in that it includes photos from wherever the author might travel, along with photos from her regular walks in her hometown of Victoria BC. The photos are wonderful. Some appeal for the setting,...

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Book Spotlight: Snap!  By Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan
Feb22

Book Spotlight: Snap! By Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan

On Tour With Gary Small, M.D. and Gigi Vorgan You won’t want to miss Dr. Gary Small’s new book, Snap! Change Your Personality in 30 Days.  Co-written with Gigi Vorgan, the book is bound to change lives and minds. Scientists have discovered that it IS possible to change some of our long held personality traits, and in far less time than you would expect. It’s a book we should all have since it provides a clear path to...

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Twofer Murder, by Lauren Carr
Feb18

Twofer Murder, by Lauren Carr

On Tour with Lauren Carr and “Twofer Murder” Another wonderful mystery from bestselling author Lauren Carr. It’s a fun and adventurous treat as always. Well written. Fast paced. Humorous, of course. Complex and twisting reaches a new high with this one. Many of our favorite series characters are on hand for Twofer Murder, including those from the Mac Faraday Series, the Lovers-in-Crime series, and the Thorny Rose series....

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Author Lauren Carr on Tour With “Twofer Murder”
Jan08

Author Lauren Carr on Tour With “Twofer Murder”

A New Interview with Bestselling Author, Lauren Carr Spotlight On: Twofer Murder Anyone who visits Mystery Suspense Reviews often will know we are great fans of Lauren Carr and her various series. What began with one series has grown into the Mac Faraday series, The Partners in Crime series, and the Thorny Rose Mystery series. Each with interconnecting characters, you can’t help but grow attached. So we were delighted to join...

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A Review of “Fishbowl,” by Bradley Somer
Nov25

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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So You Think You Want To Narrate Audiobooks? by Mike Alger
Jun07

So You Think You Want To Narrate Audiobooks? by Mike Alger

On Tour With Author, Lauren Carr, and Real Murder Not just Real Murder actually. When Lauren Carr decided to have her bestselling series recorded into audio versions, she was, as always, very effective. She did all of them. To celebrate and announce their completion, Lauren is on tour. Not with a single book, but with a batch of them. So, here we are on the fantastic Audiobook-a-palooza Tour, hosted by iRead Book Tours. As a bonus in...

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Real Murder, by Lauren Carr, A Review
Jun01

Real Murder, by Lauren Carr, A Review

On Tour with Lauren Carr and the Audiobook-a-palooza Blog Tour Real Murder, by bestselling author Lauren Carr, is the second in The Lovers In Crime mystery series. Dead on Ice, the first in the series, brought together Joshua Thornton, Prosecutor, from his earlier series, and Cameron Gates, Homicide Detective. When they first met, their chemistry sparked. Now married, the two will once again work together to find a murderer. The Story...

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Whispered Lies, by Kathleen Brooks, A Review
May25

Whispered Lies, by Kathleen Brooks, A Review

An Excellent Audiobook! Whispered Lies was a “must listen” when I noticed on Audible that Therese Plummer is the narrator. She has been a favorite for years now. Ms. Plummer is one of the best. Her voices for women and men both are clear and so well done. Variations in voices as well make it easy for the listener to be clear who is speaking. Please listen to the sample here, see if you won’t be as drawn in as I was. The Story...

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Secura’s Anti Theft Convertipack, A Review
May19

Secura’s Anti Theft Convertipack, A Review

Three Bags In One The Secura RFID blocking anti-theft convertipack is much more than a backpack. This well made bag can be worn as a shoulder tote, a cross-body bag, or a backpack. From Lewis N. Clark, with their wonderful products, this one has turned out to be even handier than expected. Three bags in one. You can’t go wrong with that. Useful for all varieties of events from shopping to hiking to travel, it helps you stay organized...

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We Are Legion (We Are Bob), by Dennis E Taylor
May18

We Are Legion (We Are Bob), by Dennis E Taylor

So Imaginative! We are Legion is definitely a phenomenon.  Definitely one you shouldn’t miss. How author, Dennis Taylor,  put together an entire universe in such detail, is fascinating. The complexities it considers are mind boggling. Yet he covers the details so well. It’s a book I will listen to again, very soon.  I know I missed some details while pondering the scope of their activities.  There is so much in the story...

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Plot vs. Character, by Author D. M. Annechino
May04

Plot vs. Character, by Author D. M. Annechino

Spotlight On:  “More Than A Soldier” We are so pleased to feature an article written by D. M. Annechino, author of his newly released novel, More Than A Soldier. Currently on a virtual book tour hosted by Italy Book Tours, you will find this fine author around the web at a number of sites, with articles, interviews and more. He writes on a variety of topics, which adds to the enjoyment when you pick up one of this books....

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Presenting “Middle South”
Apr26

Presenting “Middle South”

It’s a pleasure to present this entertaining debut novel written by Maya Nessouli Abboushi.  Middle South is now on a virtual book tour hosted by iRead Book Tours. From April 17th through May 5th, you will find the author at a variety of sites across the internet.  Please check out the list before and stop in on a few.  There are interviews and guest articles, such as the one we are sharing with you today. The book is sure to be...

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Passenger 19, by Ward Larsen
Apr23

Passenger 19, by Ward Larsen

A Deadly Air Crash Passenger 19 is an exciting, fast paced, tension filled story that suspense fans will love. Ward Larsen has great series here. Grab a copy now! Featuring ‘Jammer’ Davis,  the series is built around an NTSB crash investigator. In this entry, Jammer rushes to Bogota, Columbia after his boss tells him of the disappearance of a small passenger jet. That wouldn’t be unusual. He’s been investigating for decades. But this...

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Aunt Evelyn: An Article by Barbara Casey
Apr18

Aunt Evelyn: An Article by Barbara Casey

Barbara Casey is back with  Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave Barbara Casey is a favorite guest of ours here on Jaquo.  Her style of writing, the variety of her subjects, the stories themselves are always intriguing and so enjoyable. Now on tour with her latest, Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave, we hope you will check out her schedule of events and drop in on some.  Hosted by iRead Book Tours, you will find...

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Mama Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, by Iris Mack
Apr17

Mama Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, by Iris Mack

An Important Book For Parents And Children I’m excited to share today’s book. Dr. Iris Mack takes on credit card debt, teaching children how it works. It will give them the skills to understand and control their spending and expenses. The importance of these lessons can impact their entire lives. Not only is the book important, children are loving it. How perfect is that? If you can gain their interest, they are happy to learn. Dr....

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Truths Not Spoken, by Pamela T. Starr
Apr11

Truths Not Spoken, by Pamela T. Starr

Truth: Something we want, often expect, in our lives and relationships.  Lies bring distrust and doubt.  What about the in-between?  The partial truths.  The truth left unsaid. In Pamela T Starr’s first novel will have you questioning your own unspoken truths.  Do we all have them? Truths Not Spoken will please any reader who enjoys a light romance with a bit of suspense added. The fast paced story keeps you reading, a little anxious...

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The Outsider, by Anthony Franze
Apr11

The Outsider, by Anthony Franze

A Review of Anthony Franze’s Latest Novel From the very start of Anthony Franze’s latest thriller, The Outsider had me hooked. Get a copy and set aside some time. You won’t want to put this one down. It’s a twisting, complicated plot that will shock and delight at the same time. It’s exciting, fast paced, and well written. This author writes a compelling legal thrillers that give a back room view of the undercurrents and...

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What’s The Price of Love?  by Pamela T. Starr
Apr10

What’s The Price of Love? by Pamela T. Starr

Pamela T. Starr, Author of Truths Not Spoken Truths Not Spoken is such an entertaining story, one that fans of romantic suspense will enjoy. The first in the Shifting Sands Series, we can look forward to more too.  You can read our review here on Jaquo. Now Ms. Starr is on tour with iRead Book Tours.   We are pleased to join the tour with our review, published a few days ago, and a delightful article from Ms. Starr below.  After...

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The Lewis N. Clark Tote
Apr06

The Lewis N. Clark Tote

A Versatile Tote For Travel or Every Day With every product I try from Lewis N Clark, I am more and more impressed. High quality materials, well designed for its use, at very affordable prices. This tote is fantastic. It is available in teal or black. It is a perfect size for work, travel, or play, with sections provided for everything from laptop and cords to bottles of water. The bag keeps everything organized—so very handy....

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Every Secret Thing, by Susanna Kearsley, A Review
Apr05

Every Secret Thing, by Susanna Kearsley, A Review

London, England: Kate Murray is standing there, just feet away from the man when he is killed. If something like that happened to you, wouldn’t you want to know about the man? It happened to Kate. She can’t help but want to know more. After all, he had approached her, as though he knew her, about a story, a long ago murder. The fact that he mentioned her grandmother increases her curiosity. His name, Andrew Deacon, a kind, elderly...

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All About Spinach in “The Spinach Collection” Cookbook
Mar26

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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The Lewis N. Clark Waterproof Magnetic Pouch
Mar26

The Lewis N. Clark Waterproof Magnetic Pouch

Lewis N. Clark Waterseals Magnetic Self-Sealing Waterproof Pouch A “Must Have” to Protect Your Phone From The Elements Summer is coming! Prepare now! If you enjoy the outdoors, you will appreciate this handy and effective waterproof case. Camping, biking, hiking? Those are each occasions where your phone might get wet. Going to the beach or for a swim? Between the sand and the water, this should be an essential. The case...

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Gunmetal Gray, by Mark Greaney
Mar25

Gunmetal Gray, by Mark Greaney

Have You Met The Gray Man? Court Gentry, The Gray Man, has returned in another exciting, fast moving thriller from Mark Greaney. Book Six in the series is every bit as exciting as the first. What a delight it is to delve into another series book written by a favorite author. You know the feeling if you like to follow a character. Each book you start, you know you will enjoy the characters, the author’s writing, and the excitement...

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Mangrove Lightning, by Randy Wayne White
Mar21

Mangrove Lightning, by Randy Wayne White

Book 24 in the Doc Ford Series Randy Wayne White’s latest novel has arrived! Mangrove Lightning makes the twenty-fourth book in his bestselling “Doc Ford” series. Can you imagine how well he knows his characters by this time? Every quirk, every strength—and weakness—must come as naturally as it would if you were writing about family. The same must be true about the Florida setting. He lives where he writes, knowing all the little...

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The Lewis N. Clark Mini Cross-Body Bag
Mar14

The Lewis N. Clark Mini Cross-Body Bag

Lewis N. Clark Does It Again When my mini cross-body purse arrived today, I couldn’t wait to unpack it. I’d been looking for a smaller sized purse that would hold all I need, yet would be easy and light to carry. As you can see in the video below, the Lewis N. Clark mini cross-body bag is nylon, ideal for travel because it is lightweight. Perhaps as important these days, it offers RFID protection for your credit cards. Of course that...

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A Fine Year For Murder, By Lauren Carr, A Review
Mar10

A Fine Year For Murder, By Lauren Carr, A Review

And “A Fine Year for Murder” It Is What fun it is to be back with Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton. The newlyweds in Lauren Carr’s newest series, The Thorny Rose Mysteries, are a hit with fans!  This time Jessica and Murphy will find their still new relationship tested as violence from the past invades their present. The Story The Past: As the book begins, a young girl is hiding, cowering in terror.  Another is screaming. Present...

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Cauliflower, Spinach and Turkey Meatballs
Mar09

Cauliflower, Spinach and Turkey Meatballs

Delicious in a Submarine Sandwich. Suggestion for the day: Add cauliflower to meatballs next time you make them! It’s fantastic! Adding fresh vegetables to ground meat is an excellent way to use less meat yet have more servings. It is also a great way to get more veggies into your diet. Wednesday was one of my marathon cooking days. While I was cooking up a few dishes using ground turkey to stash in the freezer, I decided to...

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India, by Debra Schoenberger
Mar09

India, by Debra Schoenberger

Spotlight on “India” A Nation Within The Pages of a Book Join us in the virtual book tour for “India,” the newest photography book from Debra Schoenberger.  Her tour from March 6th through the 24th, hosted by iRead Book Tours.  You can find interviews, reviews, and articles by the author at the numerous stops.  The full schedule is at the bottom of the page here. Step into another world It was a treat to have the...

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The Whizbang Machine, by Danielle A. Vann
Mar01

The Whizbang Machine, by Danielle A. Vann

Secrets in A Typewriter An intriguing title to a surprising novel that will appeal to adults and teens alike. What is there about the supernatural that inspires such interest? The imagination it involves? The suspense of learning what exactly it is? Perhaps simply fear of something we aren’t sure we believe. Whichever it might be for you, The Whizbang Machine includes all three. A typewriter that is meant for only one person, responds...

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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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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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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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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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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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