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Jul 252014

Under the Italian Sun

Italian Bundle Front for Web



This box set contains five contemporary cozy mystery novels with clean romance set in Italy. The authors are best-selling, award-winning and well-reviewed. Intrigue, humor, mystery, love, adventure, romance, character…and Italy! It includes these five books:

1. A New Life – Beate Boeker

2. Vain Pursuits – J.B. Hawker

3. An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder – Candida Martinelli

4. Sweet Delicious Madness – Julie Sarff


But today we are focused on the fifth entry in this great summer read!

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Apr 012014



Stefania Mattana



Today it’s a pleasure to welcome the charming and fun Stefania Mattana.


Stefania Mattana

Italian born and raised, when she was a child she used to dream of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Then she grew up.

She felt in love with Agatha Christie’s crime stories when she was 8, and decided to become a writer like her. One of her very first books was The Young Creative Writer’s Manual by Bianca Pitzorno, which she usually took with her wherever she went – and Stefania has been in a lot of places.

When she’s not writing crime novels Stefania makes her contribution to support people in sports by looking for a blind runner to guide. She also have a blog where she talks about sports, advertising, pets, writing and anything else worthwhile.

Read on for more about Stefania.

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Feb 102014
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Welcome to the the Official Cover Reveal for Gretchen McNeil’s GET EVEN (Get Even #1)
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: Balzer+Bray

Follows the secretive exploits of four high school juniors – Kitty, Olivia, Margot and Bree – at an exclusive Catholic prep school.

To all outward appearances, the girls barely know each other. At best, they don’t move in the same social circles; at worst, they’re overtly hostile.

Margot Mejia – academically ranked number two in her class, Margot is a focused overachiever bound for the Ivy League.

Kitty Li – captain of the California state and national champion varsity girls’ volleyball team, she’s been recruited by a dozen colleges and has dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Olivia Hayes – popular star of the drama program, she’s been voted “most eligible bachelorette” two years running in the high school yearbook and has an almost lethal combination of beauty and charm.

Bree Deringer – outcast, misfit and the kind of girl you don’t want to meet in a dark alley, the stop sign red-haired punk is a constant thorn in the side of teachers and school administrators alike.

Different goals, different friends, different lives, but the girls share a secret no one would ever guess. They are members of Don’t Get Mad, a society specializing in seeking revenge for fellow students who have been silently victimized by their peers. Each girl has her own reason for joining the group, her own set of demons to assuage by evening the score for someone else. And though school administration is desperate to find out who is behind the DGM “events”, the girls have managed to keep their secret well hidden.

That is until one of their targets – a douchebag senior who took advantage of a drunk underclassman during a house party, videotaped it on his phone, and posted it on YouTube – turns up dead, and DGM is implicated in the murder.

Now the girls don’t know who to trust, and as their tenuous alliance begins to crumble, the secrets they’ve hidden for so long might be their ultimate undoing.

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Pre-Order Links Will be available in the coming months, keep an eye on your favorite retailer for more information!

Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4’s Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is a founding member of vlog group the YARebels where she can be seen as “Monday,” and she is an active member of both The Enchanted Inkpot, a group blog of YA and middle grade fantasy writers, and The Apocalypsies, a group blog of 2012 children’s debut authors.

You can find Gretchen on TwitterFacebook, and on her blog.





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Dec 172013

BOBpix1Today I welcome S.B. Redstone to the blog with his mystery novel, A Sinister Obsession. Described as “a page turner thriller” by a Top 500 Amazon Reviewer, this novel sounds intriguing, edgy and dark. Just my cup of tea!

About S.B. Redstone

After attaining master’s degrees in Social Work and School Psychology, and then completing a post-graduate education in Psychoanalytic Therapy, he became a School and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in his private therapy practice on Long Island. S.B. wrote a personal improvement book, Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning. He’s also written articles on the web concerning human nature and relationships, given lectures, and appeared on radio shows. Always having a vivid imagination and a desire to write, he became a successful writer of short stories. It was time to move on to larger works. His mystery novel, A Sinister Obsession, was published by Black Opal Books. As an expert in the field of human psychology, S.B. has been able to develop realistic characters from the dark side of human nature where his villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes. Many of his characters have roots from his clinical work. S.B, is a member of the International Thriller Writers Org.

Read on for more about SB and A Sinister Obsession…

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Nov 252013
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bob_zpse8b654a8Today’s author treat is the truly awesome R.M. Clark. I’ve known R.M. for a couple years now and he’s a talented and engaging writer. He’s also smart, helpful and generous with his time. I thoroughly enjoyed Dizzy Miss Lizzie and I’m so looking forward to reading Center Point! I’ve been hearing some really good things about it.

About R.M. Clark

R.M. Clark is a writer and dedicated civil servant. He has written several middle grade books, including Dizzy Miss Lizzie. He lives in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife, two sons and crazy critters. Center Point is his debut “grown up” novel.


Read on for more about R.M. and Center Point!

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Nov 212013
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Please welcome Candy Ann Little, with her new novel, Murder of an Oil Heiress. Be sure to check out the info on her giveaway!

About Candy Ann Little

Candy Ann Little grew up in a small town in Ohio. She now resides in Michigan with her husband, two adult kids and 4 cats. She began writing in the aftermath of tragedy – her third child was stillborn. The nurse suggested keeping a journal to cope with the grief. Although she thought it a dumb idea at the time, she soon found a freedom and healing that only writing brought.

Eventually that pain and sorrow turned into her first Inspirational romance, Unforgiving Ghosts. Since then she has finished 2 more inspirational romances. Her historical romance The Unwilling Bride was published in 2011. She has also tried writing in the genre of mystery, including a novella, Death By Broken Heart, and her first full length novel, Murder of an Oil Heiress. Candy Ann finds it therapeutic putting her thoughts into the words and action of her characters. She also finds that discipline is the biggest lesson learned in her writing life.

When she isn’t busy writing, you can find her subbing in the public schools, or helping with church activities. Her favorite things to do are reading, cooking, baking and doing crafts.

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Sep 172013
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JD_DSC_0475Today’s guest is the very cool and funny John Dolan and he’s chatting with us about his newest book in the “Time, Blood and Karma” series. Hungry Ghosts is Book Two and, of course, I found that title particularly intriguing given my own series with ghosts.

About John Dolan

“Makes a living by travelling, talking a lot and sometimes writing stuff down. Galericulate author, polymath and occasional smarty-pants.”

John Dolan hails from a small town in the North-East of England. Before turning to writing, his career encompassed law and finance. He has run businesses in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and Asia. He and his wife Fiona currently divide their time between Thailand and the UK.

Please read on for more about John and Hungry Ghosts!


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