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Booth Talks Books WINNERS!

51UFrg9dMIL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Well, if you won…you received an e-mail.  Your author will be getting in touch with you.  I love it when an author e-mails me.  8bfa7e_d363a24be1654109bd029cb48012d6e5.jpg_srz_p_228_330_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzJust makes my whole day.  Yep.

So, congratulations to the winners! And, thank you to the authors, Mary Kennedy, Maureen K Howard, Janet Cantrell, Summer Prescott and CC Dragon who donated both paper and digital books for the giveaway. We love your creativity in your writing. ❤  Keep writing, using your brain and we’ll keep supporting you.  *BIG author group hug!*


Pat Pinkson– Mary Kennedy’s “Dream a Little Scream” or French Vanilla Candle11825209_10102225831537962_3161502834092754898_n

11907197_163808767284920_8300223443773095718_nRuth Nixon– Maureen K Howard’s signed copy of “Sunny Side Up”

Gail Fuhlman AND Kory Bull– One of Janet Cantrell’s “Fat Cat Mysteries” books with bookmarks and sticky notes

Kelly Pfister -Summer Prescott-newest e-book, “A Deadly Slice of Lime”51te8svigol__sx311_bo1204203200_

Karen Keyon-CC Dragon’s e-book of “Helena Goes to Hollywood”

I can’t wait to hear how much you love these books. Please come back and post pics when they arrive.


Interview with Summer Prescott and Day 4 of Booth Talks Books Giveaway!

Summer Prescott has joined us today to talk about her books, characters and herself!  If you haven’t read her books, you need to.  I have enjoyed her Key West series so much.  It has even prompted me to make way too many pies.

Murder By Lime

Murder By Lime

BTB: How long have you been writing cozy mysteries?
SP: My first cozy was released on February 5th of this year.

BTB: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?
SP: I like to draw largely from life experiences. I really enjoy writing about places that I’ve been and basing characters around people whom I’ve encountered.

BTB: Okay, I have to ask…WHY Key Lime? Tell us all about this revelation to write around a Key Lime shop in the Keys.
SP: I think maybe it’s indicative of my intense longing for a vacation! Just kidding. 😉 I love the beach, and Key West has so much to offer in the way of imagery, activities and more. I really wanted the readers to be able to smell the salty air and hear the whispers of the swaying palms. Books are a great escape, and I wanted to make this series, in particular, a mini-getaway for the readers.

BTB: Have you thought about putting out recipes to go with you books?

A Lime To Kill

A Lime To Kill

SP: Actually there are plans in the works to put out a Summer Prescott cookbook that will have recipes from all three series – I’m so excited about that!

BTB: Who is your favorite character in your Key Lime series? I know who mine is, but I will talk of that later.
SP: As sappy as it sounds, I’m going to have to say Detective Cortland, because there’s so much more to him than meets the eye. He’s a really good guy with some depth to him…which will show more and more in book 7. And he’s handsome too…that doesn’t hurt. Creepy Tim is running a close second though.

BTB: Is Tim based on someone you know in real life? Will there be more of him? I am a HUGE fan of the super-creepy neighbor.
SP: Tim is actually based on the blending of a couple of people, one who actually is a mortician, and the other who is quite an oddball. He’s featured pretty prominently in book 7 as well.

BTB: Are there any other Lime books in the works?

SP: I’m currently writing book 7 right now, and there is a book 8 in the works as well. Beyond that…we’ll have to see. I’m considering doing spin-offs of all three series.

BTB: What are the different series you write?
SP: The Key West series, of course, the Rocky Cove series, which features a New England clambake caterer, and the Frosted Love series, which revolves around a cupcake shop owner in Louisiana.

BTB: Do you have a certain series that is your favorite or close to your heart? 51892mhgyzl__sx311_bo1204203200_
SP: They’re all special to me. The Rocky Cove series was inspired by my relatives, who all hail from the East Coast; the Frosted Love series literally takes place in a town in Louisiana in which I lived, but I changed the name, and the Key West series takes me to paradise – it doesn’t get any better than that.

BTB: Thank you Summer for helping Booth Talks Books celebrate reaching 100 subscribers!
SP: Thank you! It was my pleasure

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Booth Talks Books Celebration

I am so excited that we reached over 100 on the Facebook site, so with five of my close author friends, I am having a week-long give away.
Booth Talks Books giveaway


Here is what we have in store ALL WEEK!!!

Monday: Mary Kennedy- Copy of Dream a Little Scream or French Vanilla Candle

Tuesday: Maureen K Howard- signed copy “Sunny Side Up”

Wednesday: Janet Cantrell- Copies of Fat Cat at Large Fat Cat Spreads Out, with bookmarks and sticky notes

Thursday: Summer Prescott- Kindle Copy of newest book, “A Deadly Slice of Lime”

Friday: Cheryl Dragon (CC Dragon) -Ebook of Helena Goes to Hollywood

Spread the word, enter and good luck!!!! Drawing will be held on Friday evening.

About Booth Talks Books


Sheryl Hagan-Booth of Booth Talks Books

My name is Sheryl Booth and I am a wife and a busy mom of three humans and one precious dog, Cibbl. (He sometimes models the books along with my dolls).

I am a trained photojournalist who loves photography, writing, doll collecting and of course, reading cozy mysteries as well as young adult fiction.  I am always looking to talk about new and upcoming books and authors on my blog.12096377_10102308231383012_8666503703952243943_n

If you would like to be on my blog, fill out the form below and I will get back to you!  I review cozy mysteries (including paranormal) as well as YA.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy my blog!


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Stain Glass Rocks! The Book Effect; Crafting Between The Pages

I adore the Webb’s Stain Glass Mystery series by Cheryl Hollon. Have you read it? If not, the link to buy it will be at the bottom of the page.
For my first craft, I wanted to start out with the newest craze of painting rocks! Are you into painting rocks? Today I show you how to turn a rock into faux stained glass.

I hope you like the video, share the video and post photos of YOUR finished faux stained glass rock project.

Oh…and count how many times I say “um” in the video. Seriously, it’s a lot.



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The Book Effect;Crafting Between The Pages

Hello fellow readers and authors!

I am in LOVE with the rock  I just painted today that celebrates my love of reading and supporting the artists that pen my world of make-believe. Two books and a cup of coffee just about sum it up for me.

In a couple of weeks, I will be starting a bi-monthly series posted on Thursdays called, “The Book Effect; Crafting Between The Pages with Booth Talks Books.
During each episode of The Book Effect, I will create a craft to accomany one of our favorite mystery books and show you how to produce it. Each craft will focus on a specific aspect of the book that is vital to the plot. These projects will be perfect for using at your book club or even while you read alone. 

 It’s a fantastic way to tangibly connect with the story, characters and author in a new and different way! 

If you have a book and craft you would like me to feature one week, please contact me.  I will be looking for new ideas all the time and would love to hear from you.

My goodness…I hope you are as excited as I am.  Tell your friends and join me, won’t you?

Book Buddies Unite to Help

There’s nothing I love more than the generosity and camaraderie here in our cozy little reading community! That’s why I know that together, we can help one of our dear friends in her time of need.

Please, follow the link below and read her story and if you find in your heart, make a donation.
We also have a few other things in store over the next week. Be looking back here to see what’s going on to help our wonderful friend.

#donate #friendshelpingfriends #bookbuddies #amdonating #cozy #lisak

Murder at Morningside by Sandra Bretting Spotlight and Book Giveaway

Murder at Morningside


Time rewound with each footfall as I began to climb the grand outer staircase at Morningside Plantation. The limestone steps, burdened with the history of five generations, heaved their way toward heaven.

At the top lay a wide-plank verandah supported by columns painted pure white, like the clouds. By the time I took a third step, the digital camera in my right hand began to dissolve into the sterling silver handle of a ladies parasol. The visitors’ guide in my left hand magically transformed into a ballroom dance card bound by a satin cord.

Another step and the Mississippi River came into view as it flowed to the Gulf, languid as a waltz and the color of sweet tea. Could that be a whistle from a steamboat ferrying passengers past the plantation? If so, a turn and a wave wouldn’t be out of the question once I reached the top of the stairs, and good manners would dictate it.

I was about to do that when I realized the whistle was only my friend’s cell and not a Mississippi riverboat. “Ambrose! Turn that thing off. Honestly.”

“Sorry.” He shrugged. “I always forget you were Scarlett O’Hara in a past life.”

The mood was broken, though, and the sterling silver in my hand returned to plastic while the linen dance card hardened to a glossy brochure.


Buy “Murder at Morningside


Published by Kensington Publishing Corp./Lyrical Underground



Would you like a chance to win “Murder At Morningside?” Then click below to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a copy and visit Missy.  She needs some btb-givaway-badgeideas for new hats and you need entries to win this book!

(Physical book for those who are in the US, ebook for those outside of the US) Facebook does not sponsor nor endorse this giveaway folks!


Win by helping Missy DuBois


About The Author

pixelstudioproductions-com-2Sandra Bretting writes the Missy DuBois Mystery series for Kensington/Lyrical Underground. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she’s written for the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle, among others.

The Missy DuBois Mystery series follows milliner and bona fide Southern belle Missy DuBois, who becomes entangled in several unfashionable murders on the Great River Road in Louisiana. The first book, Murder at Morningside, debuted in May 2016. The second installment, Something Foul at Sweetwater, will be available December 2016. Readers can connect with her at

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Betting Off Dead Spotlight and Book Launch!

“I couldn’t be happier with this series and how much fun I’m having writing it.” -Tonya Kappes

It’s launch day and party time!  Betting Off Dead is amazing and I know you are going to have a magical journey in Louisville Kentucky.  So, jump on over to the party and join in on the fun with Tonya and the gang!


Click on Tonya to join her at the party!

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Click Any Cover to Buy or PreOrder!


Before leaving however, you should also check out my reviews of both

Spies and Spells and Betting Off Dead!

Rescuing Dogs with Books-Donations Needed for October Raffle!


So, you know I love dogs and really animals of all kinds.  I have had it placed upon my heart to do a raffle to benefit a Collie dog rescue in my hometown of Bowling Green Kentucky, but I need help from all of my author friends for this one.

If you write about animals or have an animal in your book, on your cover, in you home, would you consider donating a book to this raffle?  I want to do this in October so the rescue can have some money come winter time.  Winter is the hardest time for animal rescues.  It gets cold, they need extra food, more blankets, beds and sadly there are a lot of animals that just get dropped off because people don’t want the responsibility.  I won’t even get into how that makes me feel…

So, if you are an author or know an author who would like to donate, just contact me here or on Facebook.  Here is the link to the rescue all the money would go to.

Cedaridge Collie Rescue