Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book Tour & Giveaway 4/16 – 5/16

The
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series is a collection of seven brand new
mysteries from seven award-winning and bestselling authors taking
place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain
Resort.
Each book in this
multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can be
read in any order.

Leona’s Last Resort
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 1
by Karen M.
Bryson
Genre: Mystery /
Suspense

A small-town mystery novella with a

dash of romance and a few ghosts.

When Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni
reception
at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a
romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination.
But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost
asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to investigate.

Will Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the
killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost hunters?
Leona’s Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Leona’s Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot,
from
the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series.

Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and theseries can be read inany order.
Dark Side of the Mountain
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 2
by R.J.
Rosatte

Katie Douglas thinks doing a mechanical

inspection job at the Tawnee
Mountain Resort is going to be a working vacation. But that’s
before three young mountain bikers go missing while riding the trails
of the mountain and a ransom note is delivered.Partnering with a charming guest of the resort, novelist Casey Malone, Katie
soon discovers there is a twisting plot possibly involving the
missing men’s girlfriends and perhaps even the FBI.

When their investigation is complicated by the discovery of bomb making
material in a cave on the mountain and the threat of an approaching
hurricane, Katie and Casey go into overdrive to find the missing men

and prevent what could be a devastating attack on an unknown target.
As Hurricane Patrick pays a rare visit to inland New Jersey, the story
reaches an explosive climax as they and the staff of Tawnee Mountain
Resort deal with both of these threats.

Dark Side of the Mountain is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries
series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven
award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final
destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Deadly Reception
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 3
by Karen
Randau

A severed head. A philandering husband. A

skeleton in the basement.
This was not the perfect wedding Rita Avery planned for her daughter Zoe!

Rita Avery and her detective husband Cliff arrive at New Jersey’s
Tawnee
Mountain Resort prepared to greet Zoe’s wedding guests in just
three hours. Who would have expected to find a man’s torso in their
closet?

Things explode into high gear when the victim’s head shows up at the
golf
equipment shack. A good look at his social media makes Rita wonder if

a wife murdered her husband as revenge for infidelity. Or did a
secret admirer decide to liberate the wife from her scoundrel husband?
Worse, is Zoe in life-threatening danger . . . again?
And will Rita and Cliff escape the trap in which the murderer
snares them?

Murder and a passel of twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Zoe’s wedding is the most exciting you’ll attend!

Deadly Reception is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Deadly Reception features characters from Karen Randau’s Rim Country
Mysteries series.

Deadly Misfire
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 4
by Laurie
Fagen

KWLF-FM crime reporter Lisa Powers’

boss sends her to a radio news
conference in New Jersey, in the dead of winter, and far away from
her beloved crime beat in Arizona. She goes to the Tawnee Mountain
Resort begrudgingly, afraid she’s going to miss a big story.But at the convention, where she is up for an excellence in reporting
award, an unknown stalker torments her for several days. When she
takes the stage to learn the winner, the stalker antes up the stakes
– with deadly force.

Deadly Misfire is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a

collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.
Deadly Misfire features characters from Laurie Fagen’s Behind the Mic
Mysteries series.

Cassidy’s Deadly Exit
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 5
by Marla J.
Hayes

Broadway actress Cassidy Quinn finally

wins a long coveted Tony award, but the
words in her acceptance speech stir up a new problem – a previously
low-key fan ramps up online rhetoric to the point where her usual
security categorizes this unidentified person as an avidly persistent stalker.Cassidy takes control of her career and her safety, while doing her best not
to disappoint her most devoted fans – she travels to the Tawnee
Mountain Resort to attend her first fan convention, a small gathering
of her super fans. After all, what could happen to her when she’s
surrounded by devoted admirers, trusted employees, and the security
precautions of a resort that has hosted large scale political
gatherings without a single reported incident?

When events at the gathering turn deadly, Cassidy must figure out who
among her fans and her staff wants to kill her, and her career.

Cassidy’s Deadly Exit is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series,
a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the

Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Black Diamond Graves
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 6
by Wendy
Fallon
Cali May attends an
Artists’ Retreat at Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf
Resort in North Jersey. She’s appalled to see a figure fall from the
Black Diamond ski lift as she and the other attendees ride the lift
to a small lodge on the first day. She finds herself stranded at the
top of the mountain with several creative souls both dead and alive,
and must uncover a murderer before she too becomes a target.
The Quinnipiac Disappearance
Tawnee Mountain
Mysteries Book 7

by Lee

Tidball


Down in South Jersey, you got your Jersey Devil and the Pine Barrens.
Up here, we got E.T.s and Quinnipiac.”

So says Alan Riddiak, NSA field agent Jake Farrister’s friend, as they
rent kayaks at Quinnipiac Reservoir, site of what locals say was the
most credible mass sighting of a UFO in human history, and just miles
from the swanky Tawnee Mountain Resort, where Alan’s boss, revered
Senator Grant Bilson of New Jersey, is on an August recess retreat.
Ok…” smirks Jake.
But smirks turn to shock when two bizarre disappearances and an attempted
murder suck the rest out of the retreat, and Senator Bilson
commissions Jake to solve the mysteries.

Jake finds nothing but frustration, though, until he finally concedes
what
quirky new friend Nikki Hayes has told him all along; when it comes
to Quinnipiac, the only explanations are inexplicable, the only
believable witnesses are unbelievable, and in order to stop the
world-shattering plot at the heart of the mysteries, Jake must do
what he thought was unthinkable—and hope he’s not too late.

KAREN M. BRYSON writes romantic mystery and
suspense stories. She is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and

Small Publishing Industry as well as the RWA Lone Star Writing Contest.
Karen is also an award-winning/optioned screenwriter.
When she’s not at her computer creating new stories, Karen enjoys
spending
time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Karen previously wrote contemporary romance under the pen names
SAVANNAH
YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON, REN MONTERREY and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
DAKOTA MADISON.

R.J. Rosatte is a native
of Prince Edward County, Ontario, his careers have included being an infantry officer in the Canadian
Army Reserves,
economics teacher at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, a long-haul truck driver and
businessman.

He has travelled all forty-eight lower US states, eight Canadian
provinces, Italy, Mexico and most of the Caribbean. He currently
resides in Bayside, Quinte West, Ontario with his wife, Wendy, and
their Westie, Molly.

A native of the southwestern U.S.,
Karen Randau

has been writing and telling stories since elementary school. She
holds a degree in journalism/public relations from The University of
Texas at Austin and has enjoyed a long career in marketing
communications.
After a short stint working in a
psychiatric hospital, when she wrote three self-help books, Karen joined an international relief and
development organization to use her skills to help people struggling with extreme
poverty. She has traveled to numerous developing countries, witnessing famines, violence, and hopeful
people working to overcome a generational cycle of poverty.

She loves to read and write fast-paced mysteries and thrillers, especially
those with intricate plots, lots of action, and rollercoaster-like twists and turns.

 

Laurie Fagen is a “writer by habit” who has
enjoyed writing for a
variety of mediums, including radio, commercial and cable television,
film, newspapers and magazines.
Fagen, a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), is also is an artist and jazz
singer, and the former publisher of the SanTan Sun News, a community
newspaper in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Marla J. Hayes, a produced screenwriter and
occasional actress, graduated with a Master Screenwriter
Certificate from ScreenwritingU
in October 2017 — check out her film Biz credentials on imdb.com. Now add novelist to her screenplay
stories!
Her articles (and photographs) have been published in American and Canadian
magazines and newspapers. She was a featured columnist in COLLECTIBLES CANADA
magazine for over 10 years. Short fiction pieces have appeared in Canadian elementary school reading
program textbooks and public school libraries continue to carry her picture book, HOW A CAROUSEL
CAME TO NORTH BAY, published by Scholastic Canada.
Marla lives in northeastern Ontario, Canada.

Wendy FallonBy day I

am a technical writer, and by night and on weekends I am
an artist and creative writer. Having lived in Phoenix, AZ for 20+ years with my husband Tim, I found
the urban wilderness to be endlessly fascinating. Our home was tucked up
against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal that ran across the base of the
mountain provided inspiration for painting, drawing, and writing with sitings of wild coyotes, skittering
fluffs of newborn quail, lizards, constant
change…and stories of life and death. In December 2017, we moved to a beach in Florida, which is whole
‘nother story!

 

 

Lee Tidball
is a represented, 3 times optioned screenwriter and author. His
two novels, WINDFORK SECRETS (middle-grade/YA historical fantasy) and MALLED (dark teen/YA
action/thriller based on his screenplay) have both been Amazon Kindle Store Bestsellers at various times
in their respective categories. He currently writes from northern California where he lives with the two
loves of his life, his partner, Cyndie, and his Giant OCR1 road bike. He enjoys movies, theater,
history, staying in shape, and traveling to scenic and/or historical destinations around the world.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Lee spent many
years as a middle-grades teacher in his adopted hometown of Modesto, California. He’s also spent ten
seasons coaching girls youth soccer, 22 seasons coaching youth runners, founded a children’s community
theater company, directed nearly a dozen children’s theater productions, and acted in numerous
community and church theater productions over the years. Much of the inspiration for his stories and
characters continues to come from the hundreds of students, athletes, and actors he has served in these
endeavors.

 

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Visions Through a Glass, Darkly Book Tour & Giveaway 4/10 – 5/10


Visions Through a Glass, Darkly
by David I. Aboulafia
Genre: Psychological Horror

Two days, eighteen hours, fifty-eight minutes…

The time of your life on this earth.

Richard Goodman is the caretaker of a unique institution that trains
disabled
youth in the art of watchmaking. But he is no ordinary administrator.
He possesses extra sensory powers he does not fully understand and
cannot control. But an innocent outing to Coney Island results in him
obtaining a more disturbing ability, along with a terrifying prophecy
that he will die in less than three days. As the clock of his life
counts down, a still greater threat emerges. An uncanny assassin who
will destroy everyone he knows and loves. Unless he can discover who
the killer is. And stop him in time.

“VISIONS
THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY” has won the READERS VIEWS 2016 LITERARY
AWARD (Best Adult Fiction – Classics)
and
the 2017 GLOBAL
EBOOKS AWARD (Bronze – Horror Category)

and

was a FINALIST in the 2016

FORWARD REVIEWS EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS (Horror Category)

 

Amazon * B&N



DAVID I. ABOULAFIA is an attorney with a practice in the heart of New
York
City. He spends the wee hours of the morning writing books that
terrify and amuse. His days are spent in the courts and among the
skyscrapers, and his evenings with the trees, the stars, his wife and
his dog in a suburb north of the City.


 

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Coupon Previews: Redplum and P&G BrandSaver previews for 1/28/18

Coupon previews are a great way to plan your upcoming shopping trips, decide if you need to get the paper Sunday, or match up deals on your own. Thanks to Kip2Save here is a preview of the Redplum and P&G BrandSaver for 1/28/18



New Savannah Cat Mommy Meet Malkia

For years I watched videos of Savannah cats. I read articles and followed Savannah cat breeders.  I researched to make sure I could have one if I ever had the chance.  Having a Savannah cat was a dream to me. I was determined to one day have one.  My husband and I are definitely cat people.  We already have 2 ten year old cats that were sisters from the same litter.  How would a Savannah cat be around our cats we already had?

Why did I want a Savannah?  I’m not going to lie, their exotic look is what drew me in and the fact that some are bigger than domestic house cats.  Savannahs are bred by breeding an African Serval with a domestic house cat. This is how they get their size and patterning, among other traits. The more I read about them though, the more I was drawn in. They’re loyalty is compared to dogs and are said to be “exceptionally smart”. They can learn tricks just like dogs: fetch, walking on a leash, etc.

Savannahs go from F1 down to something like F7. This describes the amount of serval blood they have. An F1 will have the most having 50%+ serval blood. These are the largest with males being larger than females (normally). As I read more I found that F3 or lower were best suited for families since F1 and F2 still have wild traits to them.  Not to mention that F1s are quite expensive and get less expensive down the blood line.  In fact, Savannah’s are often #1 or #2 on most expensive cat breed lists.

I found a breeder in Pennsylvania. I followed them on facebook: Cutting Edge Cats.  When they had a website I had read about them.  There are not a lot of Savannah breeders and I wanted to make sure I didn’t get ripped off, and that the cats were taken care of.

Well, the end of October they listed an F3 Savannah girl. The last of an April litter.  She was 6 months old.  Best price I’d seen on a F3 Savannah.  We tend to be partial to girl cats since they are hunters and don’t spray. I presented it to my husband. After minimal selling efforts on my part, he agreed to get me my Savannah.

Within 2 days I was driving to Lancaster to pick up my Savannah cat.  I could not wait to get her home.  Being 6 months old already, she did need time to adjust.  She’s still adjusting to new people but she has been sleeping at the foot of the bed with my husband and I.  She follows me to the door when I go to work and nuzzles me when she wants attention.   Savannahs are naturally curious.  We’ve already caught our Savannah checking out the fish, the hermit crabs, playing with my daughter’s barbie doll clothes, and climbing book shelves, to name a few things.

Before you run out and buy a Savannah cat there are some things you should know.  Because of the African Serval blood line, some states ban Savannahs as pets.  Still other states ban Savannahs of certain generations such as not being able to own one unless it’s an F5 or further removed.  The state of Pennsylvania allows all Savannahs as pets but if you want to own a Serval for breeding you will need an exotic cat license.

If you get an early generation they need plenty of space to run, jump, and play. They are active and larger cats so a small apartment or small house is probably not the best setting for them.

As you might have guessed, the Savannah in the pictures is my F3 Savannah girl.  Her name is Malkia.  Malkia is Swahili for “queen”.  A nod to her Africa Serval blood line.

 


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