Book excerpt: Smothered, by M.C. Hall

I won’t lie: Sometimes I’m intrigued just as much by how a story is presented as I am by the story itself. There are just so many unique ways to craft a narrative, especially in today’s world. I love seeing what people come up with.

M.C. Hall’s Smothered quite clearly combines the best of both worlds: It has an intriguing plot and is told through a different, entirely modern method. Below you’ll find an excerpt from the novel, but first you should take a moment to enter Hall’s giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card.

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Book excerpt: Murder on the Lake of Fire, by Mikel J. Wilson

I love a good mystery. Mysteries and thrillers were some of the first adult-targeted books I remember reading, and I still find myself going back to them.

Mikel J. Wilson’s Murder on the Lake of Fire is exactly the type of mystery I tend to gravitate toward. Based on what I’ve seen of the novel so far, it has exactly what I’ve come to expect from books in the genre: a murder I can’t wait to figure out, hints of romance, and a main character I’ll enjoy reading. All in all, it seems like my kind of book.

Today, I’m quite happy to be sharing an excerpt with you. Plus, Mikel is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Go ahead and enter, then come on back to take a look at that excerpt.

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Cover reveal: Murder Feels Awful, by Bill Alive

It’s getting to be that time of year when I crave mystery, thriller, and horror novels. I mean, I love those types of stories year-round, but they tend to have a particular draw as Halloween approaches.

It should come as no surprise, then, that a novel promising murder and the supernatural hooked me. Murder Feels Awful, by Bill Alive, has such a cool premise behind it. Plus, its summary is just flooded with voice. You really can’t blame me for wanting to know more.

Or for wanting to help reveal the cover. Ready to check it out?

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Cover reveal: Scone Cold Killer, from Lena Gregory

I’m not going to lie: I knew as soon as I read the title of Lena Gregory’s novel┬áthat I would be helping to reveal the cover for it. I mean, how can I resist a title like Scone Cold Killer?

Honestly, I don’t even know what it’s about, just that it’s a cozy mystery with an pun-fully awesome title. The cover’s pretty great, too. Want to see?

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Book recommendation: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins


Have you figured out yet that I tend to be pretty slow to read really popular books? This isn’t on purpose, but it does seem to happen fairly often. Gone Girl, the Percy Jackson series, On Writing… and those are just a few of my more recent late-to-the-party reads.

I doubt my streak is going to end any time soon. It certainly didn’t when it came to today’s recommendation: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.

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