The Mortician’s Daughter Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

The Mortician’s Daughter:
One Foot in the Grave
by C.C. Hunter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The first exciting novel in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter!
Her dad’s job is with the dead . . .
and he’s bringing his work home with him.
Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.
But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?
For thrills, chills, romance and laughter, buy The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave today.
Praise for C. C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series:
C. C. Hunter has an amazing talent to make you laugh, cry, and laugh again all in the same chapter!” —Crossroad Review
Jam-packed with action and romance . . . Hunter’s lifelike characters and paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till the very end. A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance.” —Romantic Times on Taken at Dusk
The Mortician’s Daughter:
Two Feet Under
Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she’d be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict’s daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother…who also happens to be a gang leader.
Hayden’s not happy that Riley’s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery….but Riley is in danger. She’s visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes in town. For her, he’ll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe.
But dealing with other people’s problems still can’t keep Riley from her own. Her dad’s drinking has gotten worse. And she’ll soon learn it’s because he’s been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother’s death.
C.C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books,
including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave will release on October 31st 2017. C. C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures that meander out from woods surrounding home.

I’m so so glad I got these books to review. I actually had requested to only review the 1st book but I was sent both and I couldn’t be happier. I’m a sucker for a good paranormal romance. While the idea of a person that can talk to ghosts isn’t a new paranormal theme I love the setting, the characters, and the specific situations.

I honestly read the whole 1st book in one night, I couldn’t put it down. I was drawn in with the character of Riley. I found myself rooting for different characters and wondering what would happen to others. When I got to the end of The Morticians Daughter 1 foot in the grave I couldn’t believe it was the end. No No No what happened with Hayden? Will she share her secret? Will she ever go back with Jacob? I felt a strong need to know.

So I immediately start the Morticians Daughter 2 feet under. This one I have to break up over two days because…work. I find myself reading hungrily to find out the answers I need to know. While some questions are answered the 2nd book brings up even more questions. The book left me heartbroken and wanting more. So I immediately start looking to see if there is a book three. Please god tell me there is a book three or at least tell me it’s in the process of being written.

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Make a Splash Giveaway Hop: $50 Oriental Trading Gift Card

Welcome to the Make a Splash Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaFox

Family picnics in the summer have always been a tradition in our family. 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day we try to do something for them all and mix in a few birthdays too while we’re at it.  Right now we’re planning the 4th of July event.

There’s always a range of ages from babies to the elders of the family.  One thing I always worry about is the baby’s and toddler around fireworks.  The kids love fireworks and even the little ones want to take part.  The patriotic fiber optic light up wands are a fun and safe alternative for toddlers to run around with without fear of them getting burned or accidently poking someone else.

 

These patriotic pails could have so many uses for your patriotic summer holidays.  Place them on table filled with candies, chips, pretzels, or whatever other treats you can think of.  Create your own centerpiece with these pails.

They even have you covered with patriotic apparel and accessories. Patriotic shirts, sunglasses, hats, hair accessories and so much more.  They have glow jewelry and accessories to help little ones be seen at local fireworks displays.  But let’s be honest, who doesn’t like glow in the dark jewelry?

What I’ve talked about here is only the tip of the iceberg. You need to check out OrientalTrading.com to see everything they have to offer!

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Splash Into Summer Book Giveaway Hop: The Caged Graves

In the spring, there is an annual children’s book festival held at the Bottleworks in Johnstown, PA.   I take my children to it just about every year. They really enjoy it, they get excited about reading, and it’s a free event.

It was at this festival that I had the pleasure of meeting Dianne K. Salerni author of The Caged Graves as well as a few other titles.  I was immediately drawn to the cover. She explained to me that her book is an historical fiction.  The setting is Catawissa, PA and is loosely based on real caged graves that exist in that area.  She even so kindly signed my book copy I purchased.

Don’t let the title fool you. It’s not all morbid and creepy.  It’s a YA with historical events, and descriptions of how things would have been in that time period.  The main character is a strong young woman named Verity.  There are so many elements to her background that you are eager to find out more about her and her family as you read the book.

The Caged graves contain elements of history, romance, and suspense.  When I read the first chapter I was a little worried it wouldn’t be a book for me but the 1st chapter really sets up some of the storyline.  I love the way the characters were introduced and described.  I found myself rooting for one character over another.

You can find The Caged Graves by Dianne K Salerni on Amazon:

And you can find Dianne on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/DianneSalerni 

Dianne K Salerni was so kind to offer a paperback copy of The Caged Graves for this giveaway hop!

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1 Luv Saving Money reader will win

a paperback copy of The Caged Graves by Dianne K Salerni

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Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop: The Caged Graves


May I Suggest Book Giveaway Hop: One of a Kindness by Helen Hipp

I received a digital copy of this book for review purposes. Giveaway is sponsored by Social Minded Media Group. Any opinions expressed are my own.

 

April was National Autism Awareness Month.  A book was placed in front of me for consideration.  A book called One of a Kindness by Helen Hipp.  Helen has an M.A. in counseling and started her career as a Psychotherapist to help people with their life problems. She also parents a child with special needs.   She is also a special need consultant for Fox44 News in Burlington, Vermont.  It is with that knowledge and experience that she wrote One of a Kindness.

One of a Kindness is a part of  “Rosie The Hippo” books using likable safari animals to tell the story.   They present an idea of having trouble dealing with a situation and how others can help.  I read One of a Kindness to my 2 youngest children.  It’s a story my younger children found entertaining but also gets the message across about being ok to be different and how being kind to others can  help.

At the end of the book it posed a question I never thought to ask my younger children.  I wasn’t really sure how they would answer or even IF they could answer. It was interesting to hear their thoughts. A good conversation starter for a tough subject.

I think this book would make a great addition to any kids library.  I’m thinking of getting a copy to donate to my children’s classroom libraries as well.

You can find Rosie The Hippo Books, including One of a Kindness, on Amazon

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Eternal Victim Book Tour & Giveaway 4/26 – 5/26


Eternal Victim
by Dexter Morgenstern
Genre: Paranormal Horror
From the
author of “The Slender Man” comes a fast-paced,
terrifying tale, filled with gruesome murderers, ghostly
abominations, and a dark puzzle that connects them all to the Witness.
Follow the Witness as she travels through a perpetual series of
nightmares,
haunted by a mixture of pernicious serial killers and their
imprisoned, undead victims, known as preta. As she wanders through
time and memories shared by the killers and their victims, she fights
to solve the puzzle of their connection to each other and to herself.
Her only hope of salvation lies in connecting key victims to the
souls who can rescue them, thus waking her from the nightmare, but
one killer follows the next, bringing forth a new set of victims, a
new score of preta, and immediately landing her in a new terror.


 


Dexter is a Southern-born Seattle author
and model. Homeschooled after a
diagnosis of mild Asperger’s, he learned to play to his strengths
as an energetic, creative artist. He began writing at the age of
fifteen, and published his first novel two years later. Outside of
art, Dexter spends his time gaming, studying, and socializing with
other ambitious minds. As an army brat, he attained a pragmatic sense
of discipline that he uses to balance his artistic endeavors with his
academic ones. Dexter’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the
subjugation of humanity by artificial intelligence.


I gasp, pulling my head out of a metal tub, and slip down the side, landing in a heap on the dirty floor. I cough,
spit-ting up the fetid water I’ve swallowed, then gasp again, finally heaving some stale oxygen into my lungs.
What nightmare is this? I rub the water from the eyes, shivering beneath the icy droplets and frosty air. I just
drowned… in someone else’s body. I stay like that for several minutes, staring at the rusted tub and trying to
force myself to comprehend what just happened. How am I alive? Am I even alive? I finally turn over to see
another sink across from me, a mirror looming above it.
I let out an exasperated breath that seems to fog up the entire room before managing to pull myself upright. I
stand and hobble over to the sink. In the mirror, there is still no reflection. I look back at the bathroom
doorway. The door itself seems to have fallen apart, and a dark passageway stretches into black.
I look back into the mirror. For a moment there is nothing; and then I fall, that silhouette appearing once more.
This time, it doesn’t send the world spinning. I crawl back, all the way to the wall, clutching a hand to my
mouth, though there is no voice, no scream to suppress.
A head emerges from the mirror, then shoulders. Two pallid hands reach out and grab the sink. I close my
eyes, hoping the monster will go away, but when I open them, it—she—stands directly over me. I flinch again,
but when I look back, nothing but a hand is offered.
“Come with me,” she softly instructs.
Hesitantly, I take the hand. As she pulls me to my feet, the light in the room flickers back on, illuminating us
both. Before me is a brown-skinned, black-haired young woman.
Like Ada, Christiana, and me, the bruises and scars along her skin tell the tale of what I can only assume was a
brutal and bloody murder. The dimness in her once-brown eyes betrays no emotion.
“You don’t have a lot left in you. You have to move,” she says.
I take a few breaths, trying initially to respond, but she shakes her head. She knows I am without a voice. I
look toward the doorway and then back to her. She nods.
“You don’t have time to wait here and panic. The killer gets closer with every breath. The closer it is to
finding you, the more the balance is in its favor.”
She flickers, her widening eyes finally betraying the fear within her.
“You can’t let him hurt you again. Not here, not when the balance is this close to darkness,” she explains.
“Witness and learn, and the balance will return to you. Then you can escape.”
The balance? Witness? What?

 

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