Showing posts from December, 2021

The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

Cry Wolf by Hans Rosenfeldt (Excerpt)

CRY WOLF Author: Hans Rosenfeldt ISBN: 9781335425713 Publication Date: December 28, 2021 Publisher: Hanover Square Press I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin book blog tour for Hans Rosenfeldt's upcoming book Cry Wolf, which releases on December 28, 2021. Book Summary The first standalone Swedish crime novel by Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of the TV series  The Bridge  as well as Netflix’s Emmy-winning  Marcella. A dead wolf. A drug deal gone wrong. A female assassin of rarely seen skill. Hannah Wester, a policewoman in the remote northern town of Haparanda, finds herself on the precipice of chaos. When human remains are found in the stomach of a dead wolf, Hannah knows that this summer won’t be like any other. The remains are linked to a bloody drug deal across the border in Finland. But how did the victim end up in the woods outside of Haparanda? And where have the drugs and money gone? Hannah and her colleagues leave no stone unturned. But time is scarce and they aren’t th

Beef It Up! by Jessica Formicola

Title: Beef It Up! Author: Jessica Formicola Genre: Cookbook Format: Kindle Date of Publication: May 24, 2022 Description:  Where’s the beef? It’s on the dinner table tonight! This focused collection of recipes offers 50 tasty ways to serve up protein-rich beef meals without a lot of fuss. Flavorful beef suppers (Cheeseburger Soup, Shepard’s Pie Mac & Cheese) are featuring along with new classics (Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas, 20-Minute Mongolian-style Beef ), salads (Southwest Steak Salad w/ Chipotle Ranch and Steakhouse Salad w/ Blue Cheese), quick hits (Empanada Hand Pies and Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce), and the tried-and-true burgers, steaks, and chili. Juicy photos provide the inspiration and confidence cooks of all levels need to deliver on the promise of a great meal every time. My Thoughts: I have been on a cookbook requesting spree. I am really trying to eat healthier for myself, my son, and my husband. Cooking with a 2 year old has been hard, so I have had to figure out how

Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything by Christy Denney

Title:  Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything Author:  Christy Denney Genre: Cookbook Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 235 Date of Publication: November 2, 2021 Description:  If you can’t be left alone with warm cinnamon rolls or a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies, or if you enjoy creating photos of your culinary creations almost as much as eating them, Christy Denney,  the blogger known as “The Girl Who Ate Everything,” has the perfect cookbook for you. Scrumptious from the Girl Who Ate Everything  combines Christy’s expert professional experience as a recipe writer for both Betty Crocker and General Mills with her life experience as a mother of five and one of ten siblings. Christy knows food often is the centerpiece of family life and can be a major undertaking, requiring creativity, planning, practice, and purpose. Christy showcases 101 of her favorite recipes, each beautifully photographed using natural light from a window in her home, and includes detailed instructions fo