Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

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(cozy wine mystery)

Release date:

February 18, 2015
at Le French Book

 

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SUMMARY:

The heirs to one of the oldest Cognac estates in France face a hostile takeover by foreign investors. Renowned wine expert Benjamin Cooker is called in to audit the books. In what he thought was a sleepy provincial town, he is stonewalled, crosses paths with his first love, and stands up to high-level state officials keen on controlling the buyout. Meanwhile, irresistible Virgile mingles with the local population until a drowning changes the stakes. [provided by the publisher]

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An episode in a long successful French mysteries series that is a hit television series now in its fourth season  and attracting an audience of over 4 million.  The series is a huge success in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

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Happy New Year!!!

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2014 was a year of UPS and DOWNS, busy first part of the year for Mommasez…and slow towards the end. My resolution this year for Mommasez…is of course to change the theme (I love mixing things up!), and to do more reviews!! I would say that I’d like to post daily but since I’m still posting for Read For Your Future bcdownload_chinese-zodiac-goat-japanese-version-2015-clipart_nenga_goat_2015and the fabulous Laura X, my baby takes a backseat. I WILL work on trying to pre-schedule more (as I type this 42 minutes before MIDNIGHT, lol) so that my readers can enjoy daily reviews, contests, etc. Anyways, stay safe, wake up tomorrow with excitement for the new year, and KEEP ON READING!!!fireworks-clip-art

Merry Christmas!!!

Have a very Merry and Safe Christmas!!!

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lineI mentioned in a previous post that I am a member of a great website called Crowdtap. For performing activities like answering questions, tweeting, and posting on my blog and facebook, I get a lot of free stuff. This month, I received a box STUFFED with Campbell’s products, along with the additional bonus of a tote bag, hand drink mixer, cutting board, and spatula. Very cool! So this month, you will see some posts where I illustrate how I used these new products by Campbell’s.

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JOSEY’S

CHRISTMAS COOKIE BLOG TOUR

BY
SHARON KLEVE
 

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5.0 out of 5 stars

A Lovable Story!

By Debby Lee

I loved this heartwarming Christmas story! .Josey was a workaholic who spent all her spare time at the office in order to cope with the tragic loss of her parents and being jilted by her fiance. I really felt for her. Clint was a handsome veterinarian Josey met at an animal rescue event who helped her buy a large slobbering dog named Cookie. Clint handled the animals with professionalism, sincerity, and great care. The two Morning Dove’s in the story, Harry and Beatrice, were desperate to see Josey and Clint get together in time for Christmas. If you enjoy sweet plots, whimsical animal themes, and stories that make you go “aaawww” this one’s for you.

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Dakota Wedding by Lisa Mondello

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello, book 6 of the popular DAKOTA HEARTS western romance series.

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are revealing the first chapter for

Horror Business by Ryan Craig Bradford

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film.

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thanksgiving-mums-graphicsfairy003bI am sure some of you have noticed that I’ve been conspicuously absent from my blog for the last month or so. The reason for this is that I have taken on a temporary second job that puts my work hours at 70+ a week right now. I have the bad habit of collecting stray kids, usually teens, and the grocery bill alone could bankrupt a single mom like myself, lol. So, by the time I’m done working both jobs, I am tired but there is still housework to be done. Unfortunately, my blog has had to take a backseat because of the two jobs and the four young people that have moved in recently. However, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things and figure out how to juggle the two jobs and Mommasez…because I miss my readers, fellow bloggers, and authors!

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So, Happy Thanksgiving and look for more posts coming soon!!!

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Tweet Revenge: A Dawn Johnson Mystery

by Rickard B. DeMille

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Summary:

Not all criminals are brought to justice.

Sometimes Justice must be brought to them.

The first victim preyed on young girls. Justice visited and he fell prey to African Painted Dogs in a Texas Wildlife Park.

The last victim killed her baby with heroin. Justice administered the same fate to her.

The other victims suffered equally fitting and brutal deaths. For rookie FBI Agent Dawn Johnson, her first case finds her in a “hate triangle” between a boss that wants her gone, a bigoted Texas Sheriff that doesn’t want her at all, and a serial killer that taunts police, 140 characters at a time.

Rickard B DeMille, author of the International Amazon Best Seller HELLFIRE, brings us a new hero named Dawn Johnson, and a new villain called Justice. They engage in a brutal ballet of vengeance and death until . . .

Dawn joined the FBI for the wrong reasons, and her boss wants her transferred out. Rural county Sheriff Bubba Scates doesn’t want anyone messin’ with his investigation, especially a female, African-American, over-educated, caustic, independant FBI Agent. Dawn wants to get back to her private agenda, but no one gets what they want. Except Justice, who continues to execute people he feels have escaped justice from the courts. Justice gets his retribution, and uses social media to publicize his vengeance and taunt police.

However, once Justice has claimed his final victim, things really get interesting. Nothing is as it seems, and no one is certain to survive, as the manhunt concludes and the truth is finally revealed.

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My Review:

Tweet Revenge is an excellent police procedural mystery that has my favorite type of protagonist–the broken, misunderstood, misfit who carries deep and traumatic secrets with her. In this case, Dawn is not only trying to break the glass ceiling of the mainly male-dominated FBI, but she is also a woman of color. Two strikes against her. Add to this the fact that she was badly injured attempting a heroic bust of two robbers one hour after she graduated from the Academy and the veteran FBI agents now view her as a hot-head. Plus, she carries a painful secret around with her. A secret that has negatively influenced every aspect of her life since the “death” of her father. Dawn is intriguing and definitely a character that I would like to see more of.

The plot of Tweet Revenge is also a fun and creepy mystery revolving around a vigilante, aptly self-named Justice, who tweets his murders, step-by-step, mocking the ‘incompetent’ police along the way. Justice’ motives for the murders that he commits make a reader think about what actually constitutes justice in the American legal system. How do these criminals get off so easily? Why is the legal system so flawed? Are we, as citizens and neighbors, responsible for meting out justice ourselves? Where do you draw the line? Since I love mysteries that are well-written, thought-provoking, and offer sympathetic characters, I am giving this a Five Star rating! I plan on reading more from Rickard DeMille:)

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Rickard B DeMille is a member of ITW, the International Thriller Writers Association. He is also a Co-Organizer of the Frisco Writers Group, and a member of the North Dallas Screenwriters.

After serving in the Marines Corps as a commissioned officer, author Rick DeMille started a career in information systems and currently manages the technology department for a small energy company in the Dallas area.

His interest in writing was revived when he wrote a Y2K guide which was distributed over the Internet by an outdoor supply company. He next began writing short stories, several of which were published online by websites such as BeWrite.com. His short stories won various contests, including those sponsored by ‘Darklines,’ ‘Eros and Rust,’ and Magellan Books from Australia who also included one of his short stories in the ADUMBRA anthology.

He self-published OF SINNERS AND LIBERALS, a humourous look at how liberalism would have changed history. He has also published his Masters’ Thesis, BIBLE STUDY: DEFENDING DANIEL. A reexamination of historical, linguistinc, and anthropological facts relating to the Book of Daniel from the Bible.

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Author Links:

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Stay tuned for the Cover Reveal for Tweet Revenge with an all new cover!

StoryTime is a tri-annual event created by Glass House Press. All proceeds from the StoryTime events will be donated to SDDAS Spirit Fund, a nonprofit society dedicated to giving homeless animals the medical care they need. For more information, visit their website at sddac.com/donations.asp.

 

Summary:

In Mary Fan’s second novella from Glass House Press, a teen girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.

She does know that she must get out, at all costs. And that escape must start with remembering the simple things – her own name. Her place of origin. Her possible powers.

When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be her captors, she finds herself in the clutches of those who will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets locked within her lost memories. With her life fading under their merciless spells, the need to escape becomes dire.

But can she get out when she doesn’t even know who she is? Can she count on one unlikely ally for help? Or is it already too late for her, a girl without a name?

Tell Me My Name introduces the main characters in Mary’s new fantasy series, Fated Stars, with the first book, Windborn, due in late 2015.

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About Mary Fan:

Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now she tells them through books—a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a pencil. Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil follows a well-received debut novel, a space opera titled Artificial Absolutes (2013), and is the first in the Flynn Nightsider series. Mary would like to think that there are many other novels in her bag, and hopes to prove that to the world as well.

Mary lives in New Jersey and has a B.A. from Princeton University. When she’s not scheming to create new worlds, she enjoys kickboxing, opera singing, and blogging about everything having to do with books.

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Summary:

Telepaths, torture, mindwipes … the Institute has it all, and they use each of their brainwashed children as weapons, the way they see fit. To control society, repress its people. To make certain that they stay in power, no matter the cost. Serena’s baby brother Damon is one of those children, and these days he’s so altered that he doesn’t even recognize her.

When it comes to getting Damon away from those who kidnapped him, there’s nothing Serena won’t do. Even if she has to kill him to save him. First, though, she must prove to her father that she has what it takes to be a soldier against the insidious threat of the Institute. Her first mission has to be perfect.

But with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? If she doesn’t succeed, they’ll never let her go after her brother.

And that would be unthinkable, when it was her fault that he was taken in the first place.

Slam is Tash McAdam’s first work with Glass House Press, and serves as a prequel to her series The Psionics, with the first book, Maelstrom, due in 2015.

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About Tash McAdam:

Tash McAdam’s first writing experience (a collaborative effort) came at the age of eight, and included passing floppy discs back and forth with a best friend at swimming lessons. Since then, Tash has spent time falling in streams, out of trees, learning to juggle, dreaming about zombies, dancing, painting, learning Karate, becoming a punk rock pianist, and of course, writing.

Tash is a teacher in real life, but dreams of being a full-time writer, and living a life of never-ending travel. Though born in the hilly sheepland of Wales, Tash has lived in South Korea and Chile and now calls Vancouver, Canada home.

Maelstrom, the first book in The Psionics, is Tash’s first published work. Visit the website or facebook for news, gossip, and random tidbits about Tash’s adventures.

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