Sunday, March 27, 2022

Dead Wind by Tessa Wegert

Release Date: March 1, 2022 (ebook) April 5th (hardcover)

About The Book:

The body is discovered on Wolfe Island, under the shadow of an enormous wind turbine. Senior Investigator Shana Merchant, arriving on the scene with fellow investigator Tim Wellington, can't shake the feeling that she knows the victim - and the subsequent identification sends shockwaves through their community in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York.

Politics, power, passion . . . there are dark undercurrents in Shana's new home, and finding the killer means dredging up her new friends and neighbors' old grudges and long-kept secrets. 

That is, if the killer is from the community at all. For Shana's keeping a terrible secret of her own: eighteen months ago she escaped from serial killer Blake Bram's clutches. But has he followed her . . . to kill again?

My Thoughts 

 I love this series sooo much!! ❤️Guys...seriously if you have not read this need to!

This weekend is full of some of my favorite things:
My favorite book series...
My heart mug....
Swiss rolls...nope! That would actually be Shana's favorite..or so the killer would think....if you have read know!

Raise your hand if you are a Shana fan! I think she has alot of fans...even some she could do without Bram back? You be the judge...there is something weird going on...or is Shana just know I guess escaping from a serial killer...may just do that to you...right?!

The ending blew me away...sooo many shocking things..I seriously can't wait to see what happens next in this series! More Shana please! So excited that the author has confirmed that there is more to come! This makes me one happy girl!

Huge shoutout to Suzy Approved Tours, Tessa Wegert and Severn books for my gifted copy of my favorite series!

About The Author:

Tessa Wegert is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Adweek, and The Economist. She grew up in Quebec near the border of Vermont and now lives with her family in Connecticut. Tessa writes mysteries set in Upstate New York while studying martial arts and dance. 

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

The Tabacco Wives by Adele Myers


North Carolina, 1946. One woman. A discovery that could rewrite history. 

Maddie Sykes is a burgeoning seamstress who’s just arrived in Bright Leaf, North Carolina—the tobacco capital of the South—where her aunt has a thriving sewing business. After years of war rations and shortages, Bright Leaf is a prosperous wonderland in full technicolor bloom, and Maddie is dazzled by the bustle of the crisply uniformed female factory workers, the palatial homes, and, most of all, her aunt’s glossiest clientele: the wives of the powerful tobacco executives.

But she soon learns that Bright Leaf isn’t quite the carefree paradise that it seems. A trail of misfortune follows many of the women, including substantial health problems, and although Maddie is quick to believe that this is a coincidence, she inadvertently uncovers evidence that suggests otherwise.

Maddie wants to report what she knows, but in a town where everyone depends on Big Tobacco to survive, she doesn’t know who she can trust—and fears that exposing the truth may destroy the lives of the proud, strong women with whom she has forged strong bonds.

Shedding light on the hidden history of women’s activism during the post-war period, at its heart, The Tobacco Wives is a deeply human, emotionally satisfying, and dramatic novel about the power of female connection and the importance of seeking truth.


This book was so good! I have been wanting to read this book from the first time I heard about it.... The premise, the cover, the writing....all amazing...what a fantastic debut. I can't thank my partners Bibliolifestyle and William Morrow books enough for having me on this book tour! 

The south in the 1940's...I never imagined how big of a role the Tabacco Industry played. It was almost as if the owners were royalty. I could picture the glamourous woman in their fancy dresses...smoking their cigarettes. Everything....and I do mean everything...revolved around...cigarettes- jobs, social events...even motherhood...that's right ladies...light up to calm your nerves a bit while you are pregnant. 

What I loved most about this book is that it really made me think about " how far we have come baby." You will only get that line if you are of a certain generation. Remember- Joe the Camel? How about asking to sit in the smoking or non smoking section at a restaurant? Wow we have come a long way.

So this book really begs to question- when exactly did Big Tabacco realize the dangers of smoking? Tabacco being such a big part of their lives in NC that literally everyone had a tie with it. It was so interesting and eye opening to learn more about this time in history. 

I loved Maddie's story and I really enjoyed how it wrapped up. Intriguing, entertaining and an absolutely wonderful debut. 

Adele Myers grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works in advertising and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, son, and their rescue dog Chipper. The Tobacco Wives is her first novel.

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Nine Lives by Peter Swanson

Publication date:  March 15, 2022


If you’re on the list, someone wants you dead. 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Eight Perfect Murders comes the heart-pounding story of nine strangers who receive a cryptic list with their names on it—and then begin to die in highly unusual circumstances.

Nine strangers receive a list with their names on it in the mail. Nothing else, just a list of names on a single sheet of paper. None of the nine people know or have ever met the others on the list. They dismiss it as junk mail, a fluke—until very, very bad things begin happening to people on the list.

First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common? Their professions range from oncology nurse to aspiring actor, and they’re located all over the country. So why are they all on the list, and who sent it?

FBI agent Jessica Winslow, who is on the list herself, is determined to find out. Could there be some dark secret that binds them all together? Or is this the work of a murderous madman? As the mysterious sender stalks these nine strangers, they find themselves constantly looking over their shoulders, wondering who will be crossed off next…

My Thoughts

And then there was........a new thriller by Peter Swanson!! Yes please! I can't thank my partner @ bibliolifestyle and @willammorrowbooks enough for having me along on this book tour. 

First off- anyone that knows me...will know that Peter Swanson is in fact my favorite author. There is something almost magical about getting lost in his books. They are always fast, twisted and oh so entertaining. His latest being Nine Lives is no different. Perfection! Oh so clever!

Nine names on a list....your name is one...the FBI assures you there is nothing to worry about...yet there see.... you are marked for dead...except you don't know it....yet...until people on the list...start dying...

I loved that we are provided a list of the characters....and the list is updated as each name drops off... I made my own list and checked them off by one....I had so many questions!!! What did these people do to get on this list??? Why does it seem so random?? What is going on???

In typical Peter Swanson fashion- he put in one heck of a twist. Actually.... a couple...that I never saw coming. He kept me guessing all the way until the end! Again! I actually was so floored at the one twist that I was like...What?!  Why did I not see that coming?

If you have not picked up a Peter Swanson book, I can't recommend them enough! He is the master of thrillers in my personal opinion. Fast, action packed and always an amazing twist! 

This book is out March 15th so the wait is almost over! Again thank you so very much to bibliolifestyle and WillamMorrow for my gorgeous gifted copy! 

Peter is the Sunday Times and New York Times best selling author of eight novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; and his most recent, Nine Lives. His books have been translated into over 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.

A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and cat.



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