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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!*

Winners….

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

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

Monday: Mary Kennedy- Copy of Dream a Little Scream or French Vanilla Candle
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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
https://www.facebook.com/janet.cantrell.167?fref=ts

Thursday: Summer Prescott- Kindle Copy of newest book, “A Deadly Slice of Lime”
https://www.facebook.com/summer.prescott.58

Friday: Cheryl Dragon (CC Dragon) -Ebook of Helena Goes to Hollywood
https://www.facebook.com/cheryldragon

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

About Booth Talks Books

Sheryl

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!


 

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.

Click–> https://www.gofundme.com/rent-for-lisa
#donate #friendshelpingfriends #bookbuddies #amdonating #cozy #lisak

Murder at Morningside by Sandra Bretting Spotlight and Book Giveaway

Murder at Morningside

Excerpt:

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

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Published by Kensington Publishing Corp./Lyrical Underground

 

Giveaway

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!

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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 www.sandrabretting.com.


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Website: www.sandrabretting.com

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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!

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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

Mermaid Tales by Debbie Dadey and guest review by Hannah Booth!

Readers, I am delighted to have a review of Book 11 of Mermaid Tails by my daughter, a lover of all things of the sea and all things princess and things that glitter.

 

 

The Polar Bear Express, Book Eleven in Mermaid Tales Series

Well, a polar bear gets lost. A mermaid named Kiki helps the polar bear find his home. My favorite part of the book was when the polar bear find Kiki. The book was exciting, inspiring and entertaining. I give it five stars.

 

DebbieDadey-photo-200pxDebbie Dadey has a fantastic website with wonderful ways to connect, start a kids book club and even help out with book reports!  Check out her site and connect with her.  She is an amazing writer and person.  And, being from Kentucky, also makes her pretty special we think!

Debbie Dadey’s Website

Debbie Dadey on Facebook

Debbie Dadey on Twitter

 

Around the world in Books; Guest Post by Jill Gardner and Lynn Cahoon

Hi gang,

I’m Jill Gardner, owner –operator of Coffee, Books, and More, and the amateur sleuth in Lynn Cahoon’s popular Tourist Trap series. I’m here to talk today about why I love books. Being a bookseller, you’d think I’d be mad about books and I am, but my love didn’t happen the day I looked at the old brick building on Main Street when I was visiting South Cove for a long overdue vacation.

No, my love of books started way before that.

When I was in second grade, we had a blue and white reader (book) in our classroom. In that reader, was a poem about Jack. Jack was out in the dark, in a park. I know a lot of scary things happened to poor Jack that rhymed with dark and park, but I can’t remember what they were. I blame the text book for my love of scary stories. Since then I’ve gone on to devour most of the Stephen King books, along with Peter Straub and others. I do have one requirement for my scary reads, they have to have a happy ever after, which means at least one of the characters has to get out of the haunted house alive.

My love of time travel and alternate universes can be blamed on A Wrinkle in Time and The Phantom Tollbooth. I’ve re-read Phantom recently and it stands up still as a lovely story with a message. I so find myself in the doledrums but now I know how to get myself out. (Just stay on the path…) Of course, later in high school, my group of band geeks read The Lord of the Rings. When I found A Discovery of Witches a few years ago, I was transported back again into that world where only a good book can take you.

And we can’t forget my first dip into the world of romance. Now, Gone with the Wind is about a lot of things, and doesn’t end up being a romance, but the scene with Rhett and Scarlett on the stairway? Now that’s enough to make a young girl wish she’d been born in Civil War times. Now, I like my romance with a bit of magic (witchcraft) or set in a small town (Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series.)

As a book seller, I read a lot of the new and upcoming authors. And I get a ton of ARC’s (advance reader copies) so that I can recommend books to my customers. I’ve got Joe Hill’s The Fireman on my night stand right now. I loved his Heart Shaped Box – He’s a true King heir.

Well, I’ve rambled on about the list of books I love for long enough. What do you like to read? I know you’ll have to add Tea Cups and Carnage to that list so you can follow along on my most recent caper.

Wow, I just sounded like Nancy Drew.

Peace,

Jill

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Tea Cups and Carnage

The quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there’s nothing cozy about murder . . .

Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to South Cove to get away from her estranged family. But is she telling the truth? And did a sinister someone from her past follow her to South Cove? When a woman claiming to be Kathi’s sister starts making waves and a dead body is found in a local motel, Jill must step in to clear Kathi’s name–without getting herself in hot water.

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Bio

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Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today bestselling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. Guidebook to Murder, book 1 of the series won the Reader’s Crown for Mystery Fiction in 2015. She’s also the author of the soon to be released, Cat Latimer series, with the first book, A STORY TO KILL, releasing in mass market paperback September 2016.She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com