Book Tour * Just Right

Just Right:
A Something Just Ain’t Right Novella
by Sheena Binkley
Genre: Interracial,
Mystery & Suspense, Romance
What happens when the chaos ends and their normal life begins?
It has been three years since Hayley and Morgan Carter experienced the
turmoil caused by Morgan’s family. Now that the threats,
kidnappings, and shootings are behind them, the two can now live a
normal life with their two-year-old son, Morgan Jr. While Hayley is
living her dream as an event coordinator for a high-profiled company,
Morgan decided to go into law enforcement and become a detective.
With their lives slowly falling into place, the two will soon find
out that things are not what they seem.
As the two receive some surprising news from a former nemesis, they must
decide what is best to protect themselves and their loved ones. Will
the two result back to their former lives to keep their happily ever
after, or will it be too late?
Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her
first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since
then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that
are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a
freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including
education and entertainment.

To date, her best-selling novels include In Love With My Best Friend,
Love Unbroken, Something Just Ain’t Right, and The Love
Chronicles.
In April of 2016, Sheena launched her own publishing company which focus
strictly on romance books. Besides writing, she loves reading,
shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in
Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband
and son.
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Book Club Friday * Fall into Magic

My Friday Book Club – after 5 special is  Fall into Magic book1 of the Season of Summers Series. Have fun and enjoy our Fall cocktail to celebrate . Lisa

 

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After a devastating breakup in the middle of her summer vacation, Summer Peters knows she needs something to distract her. What better than the arrival of fall, Halloween, and a new client? Though she assumes that Alexander Williams will be a hands-off client, she is surprised to find him very down-to-earth. She’s immediately drawn to him, much to the dismay of his overprotective assistant. When it becomes obvious that he feels the same, she begins to wonder if their meeting was meant to be.

Just when she thinks she could be ready to move on with her life, her ex-boyfriend Jake returns for a second chance. She’s in for even more of a surprise when she learns her nosy, meddling neighbor is actually a psychic pushing to reveal details of her future.

Summer doesn’t know which way to turn as she feels like she’s being pulled in different directions. Between Alexander, his assistant, and her ex-boyfriend, she fears she may not be ready to move on after all. She considers turning to her neighbor for advice but the fear of knowing exactly what the future holds is more frightening than not knowing.

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Combine Apple cider and bourbon in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold (if serving a crowd, combine these two ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate for at least an hour. Strain mixture into an ice filled glass and top with the chilled ginger ale. Stir gently. Serve with a slice of apple for garnish.

Hot Cider & Bourbon for Cold Days !

Put apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, black peppercorns and star anise in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Immediately strain the mixture into 4 mugs, divided evenly. Top with the bourbon. Sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon on top of each and garnish with an apple slice.

 

 

 

The Suburbs Have Secrets

The Suburbs Have Secrets

by Barbara Wallace
A Sadie McIntyre Mystery
Publication Date: September 11, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

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When Sadie McIntyre gives a drunken Marylou Paretsky a ride home on a rainy night, little does she realize it’s the last time anyone will see Marylou alive.

Tragic accident? Or Murder?

The following morning, Marylou is found dead at the bottom of her staircase. What first appears to be a drunken tumble becomes far more complicated as Sadie discovers Marylou wasn’t as sweet and timid as everyone thought. Turns out Marylou spent her spare time digging up dirt on her neighbors and left behind a list of their secrets. Much to her horror, Sadie’s name is right on top.

Eager to keep her past buried, Sadie, with the help of her best friend Rob and Dan Bartlett, the town’s sexy new chief of detectives, sets out to who on the list was desperate enough to kill. Will she discover the answer before the truth gets out?

Or will the killer find Sadie first?

About Barbara Wallace

Bestselling, award-winning author Barbara Wallace specializes in sassy, smart novels known for their emotional depth. Since her debut in 2009, she’s gone on to publish nearly 20 titles with Harlequin Romance and Entangled Publishing to world-wide popularity. A life-long Yankee, Barbara lives in New England with her husband, their son, two very spoiled self-centered cats (as if there could be any other kind) and a very catered-to rescue pup.

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Book Club Friday * Appletini

Book Club Friday – and it’s time for Cocktails and Books . Because it’s after 5 and time for fun.   Lisa

AppletiniAn Apple martini is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. This drink, properly called an Adam’s Apple Martini, was created in 1996 at Lola’s West Hollywood restaurant

Recipe-

Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the vodka, apple liqueur and lemon juice. Cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

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An apple a day keeps the homicides away…or maybe not!

A fast paced cozy mystery from #1 Best Selling Author Stacey Alabaster

When apples go missing from Pippa’s farm, the Bakery Detectives have another mystery on their hands. When someone turns up dead at a rival bakery, things turn far more sinister than a simple case of apple thievery. Can they put aside personal feelings and business rivalry and clear their rival or will this be the first case the Bakery Detectives can’t (or won’t) solve?

Apple Assassination is part of the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Bakery Detectives.

Buy Apple Assassination and start solving your next mystery today!

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After 5 * Book Club Post

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Fall – Autumn   Sunrise

1 clementine

2 ounces of bourbon

1 ounce brandy based orange liqueaur

1 ounce maple syrup

11/2 tablespoon lemon juice

 

Juice clementine- Fill shaker with ice cubes-and all ingredients  .Shake unitl

Chill.   Strain into Martini glasses.

 

Our Cozy Mystery  for Friday –  Book Club Read !

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Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne’s sister, Piper—Steve’s latest wronged girlfriend.

Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister’s name—and find Axis, Steve’s prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve’s death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne’s unorthodox sleuthing.

Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?

Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!

“When murder is unleashed in the idyllic town of Sylvan Creek, it’s up to spunky pet sitter Daphne and her darling duo of misfit mutts to catch the killer. A doggone charming read from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author

My Review- a wonderful first book in this series with just the right amount of funny characters,animals, romance and suspense in this first book of a series. Daphne is a fun characters and must solve a mystery to clear her sister the local vet but she has some help both the human and animal kind, A fun way to spend the evening curled up with this book. Book 2 will be out later -look for it here.   Lisa

* Some great dog treat recipe included.

 

After 5 Book Club * Friday Special

It’s After 5 on Friday ! and the Book Club is celebrating Labor Day -with end of Summer cocktails and a book.  Lisa

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How to Make It
  1. Pour the wine into a pitcher.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the citrus wedges into the wine. Toss in the wedges, removing the seeds if possible.
  3. Add brandy (if desired) and add the sugar before stirring.
  4. Chill overnight.
  5. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.

Wine to Use?

Ask for a dry, crisp, and unoaked wine. Most sangrias get their sweetness and full-flavor from fruit or additional sugar so we prefer wines on the drier side. Some particular types to look for: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling (if it’s dry), and Vinho Verde (a Portuguese white wine)

Fruit Choices ?

Combine sugar, Calvados, lime, lemon, peaches and apples in a large pitcher. Cover with 1 bottle of Rioja wine and chill sangria several hours. To serve, spoon fruits into glasses or goblets, adding a few fresh raspberries in each glass, pour wine over top of the fruit.

 

Southern Living has some great idea- sangria recipes

And What are we Reading today !

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Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria from A Tara Holloway Novel series

Diane Kelly

When it comes to exposing tax fraud, Tara and her partner Eddie are really cleaning up. From their brilliant takedown of the disappearing “Tax Wizard” to their perfectly planned downfall of the “Deduction Diva,” they’ve earned the respect of their peers at Criminal Investigations. Now Tara’s ready to celebrate with an ice-cold pitcher of peach sangria—even if her next case is totally the pits…

Tara’s looking forward to a challenge but, back at the office, everyone’s looking for love. Her boss Lu “The Lobo” Lobozinski and office virgin Josh Schmidt are signing up for an online dating service, and—to Tara’s dismay—so is her crush, Special Agent Nick Pratt. Tara’s trying to act chill. But when she learns that her next case involves cash-funneling to terrorists, it’s not just her love life that’s on the rocks. It’s her life, period.

Flirting with Time

We are so excited to announce the latest release in the Charlie McClung series by Mary Anne Edwards, Flirting With Time.

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Now is your chance to get in on the mystery and suspense! This is the fifth installment in the series. You can get your copy of all five books on Amazon today!

Get the books:

Brilliant Disguise | A Good Girl | Criminal Kind
Sins of my Youth | Flirting With Time

Mystery ~ Romance ~ Murder
A Deadly Combination

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Flirting With Time

Detective Charlie McClung is haunted by someone leaving mysterious paper hearts in odd places for his bride, Marian. Any thought that this is the work of a harmless prankster quickly vanishes when his men are attacked and people begin to die. The stalker is growing bolder and Charlie knows he needs to act quickly but there are too many suspects, too many alibis, and too much at stake.

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Brilliant Disguise | A Good Girl | Criminal Kind
Sins of my Youth

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What people are saying about Flirting With Time:

“Haunting, but in a good way. Twisty, turny, and full of heart.”
~Gretchen Archer – author of the USA Today Bestselling Davis Way Crime Capers

“Fans of Nick and Nora, fans of Tracy and Hepburn—rejoice. You’ll love Marian and Charlie. The talented Mary Anne Edwards weaves a charming, entertaining and delightfully romantic tale of small town deceit. It’s as if Agatha Christie wrote Hart to Hart—and happy readers will eagerly await the next page-turning puzzle.”
~Hank Phillippi Ryan – Anthony, Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity winning mystery author. Emmy-winning journalist.

“Mary Anne Edwards has written a classic whodunit, but the deeper mystery at its heart is who and how we love. Tender, fast-paced, and rich in character, Flirting With Time delivers malice and warmth in equal measure.”
~Tina Whittle – Bestselling author of the Tai Randolph Mysteries

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teasers

In case you haven’t already checked out the other books in the series, here are a few teasers to get you ready!

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about the author

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Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia most of her life. A life-long fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne decided to listen to the voices in her head and began writing her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.

The first book in the series, Brilliant Disguise, was released to critical acclaim in January of 2014. The next three in the series, A Good Girl, Criminal Kind, and Sins of my Youth were released soon afterward. The fifth book in the series, Flirting with Time, released June 30, 2017 with at least five more to follow.

Mary Anne and her husband currently live in Smyrna, GA with an ill-tempered Tuxedo cat named Gertrude. Mary Anne is active in the Sisters in Crime Atlanta Chapter and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

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~Traditional mysteries with a touch of romance~

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