Book Reviews

Book Review: The Witch’s Grave by Shirley Damsgaard

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The Witch's Grave (Ophelia & Abby, #6)The Witch’s Grave by Shirley Damsgaard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On my quest to catch up on past series I’ve enjoyed, I’m almost to the end with the Ophelia & Abby series written by Shirley Damsgaard. Today I’ve finished number six, The Witch’s Grave. I enjoyed this one, but it’s my second favorite thus far. I liked the last book a bit more, yet this was still a good one.

Ophelia is having vivid dreams. She’s also met the man of her dreams in real life. And she thought it was love at first sight… then he was shot. Was the bullet meant for her or him? As she unravels the truth about his identity, she learns more about her own past lives… is reincarnation something she should learn more about? This paranormal cozy takes on new levels when Abby and Ophelia try to solve the biggest case yet. Her adopted daughter, Tink, might be in danger, so she leaves to visit Aunt Mary and Aunt Dot… because that’s gonna be the mystery in the next and final (possibly?) book in the series.

Ophelia is a headstrong girl who knows how to keep herself single and distant. She might flirt from time to time, but she’s really not a relationship-type of gal anymore… at least ever since Brian was murdered before the series started and the only other guys she opened up to about her being a witch weren’t very supportive. I understand why she’s hesitant and I applaud Damsgaard for not making this a central part of the book’s story-line. It’s truly the mystery and a witch’s learning curve. I like this style and definitely recommend it for anyone looking to foray into a new sub-genre or genre-crossing medium. Hey, look at that, I’m using proper lingo. I must be getting lazy in my reviews by introducing quips instead of solid feedback.

This book deals with an author’s secrets, a vision of Nazi Germany, and illegal immigrants. How does it fit together? Well, it’s perhaps a bit of a stretch. I believed all the action, but I also thought too much was left out to make this a show-stopper book. I really want to see if have the full package where I can’t ever put it down. It falls short but is still a really strong read. I can’t wait to dive into number seven next when we visit North Carolina.

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Book Review: Deadly Daggers by Joyce and Jim Lavene

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Deadly Daggers (A Renaissance Faire Mystery, #3)Deadly Daggers by Joyce Lavene

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s the third week of our cozy mystery readathon on my blog @ This Is My Truth Now and we’re reading Deadly Daggers, the third book in the Renaissance Faire series, by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Based on my read of the first two books, I was still apprehensive going into week three. I did like this book a little more than the last two, but the same issues that concerned me earlier continue to occur. Perhaps it’s the style from 10-15 years ago versus today, or that the sub-genre was exploding with a multitude of themes in the early/mid 2000s, but something just seems rushed and ‘off’ with this series.

It’s 100% clear the authors can write and are well experienced in the Renaissance. I like these aspects of the books, but I’m not a fan of the randomness and the disconnected scenes that jar me from just relaxing in the read. If those were fixed, it’d be a solid 4-star series all the way. But looking at it from an overall perspective, the good parts only balance out the bad parts and leave me with a mediocre feel for the books. I’ve been told other series by these authors are better, so I might give them a chance in the future.

In this caper, the character of Daisy was great. She’s a strong woman who takes no prisoners and fights for her rights. When she appears to be the villain, she tells the cops to look elsewhere and stop bothering her. Go Daisy! I wish Jessie had some of these characteristics. She’s a strong protagonist, but she falls way too weak in her knees when Chase is around. She waffles between anger and immaturity, but when she’s focusing on the crimes, she’s got a dynamite head.

I hope book 4 keeps things on the up and up, but I’m worried, ma, I’m worried!

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Book Review: The Witch is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard

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The Witch Is Dead (Ophelia & Abby, #5)The Witch Is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoy reading about witches, and when paranormal happens to be the theme of the Ophelia & Abby cozy mystery series, it’s definitely on the top of my list to read. I finished the fifth book, The Witch Is Dead, from Shirley Damsgaard, this week and already ordered the sixth and seventh. The series ends with the seventh one, but I heard a strong rumor from a reliable source that the author is writing again… will it be an eighth in the series? Here’s hoping the answer is YES!

Ophelia is a ~32ish witch who is still understanding all her skills. Her mother did not inherit this same power that most of the women have in their family, but Abby, her grandmother, did. Together, they solve crimes in Iowa despite the sheriff always wanting to stop them. In the last book, Ophelia adopted Tink, a teenage witch whose family was abusive, and is trying to be a good role model. With the court date approaching to grant her custody, Ophelia is worried something bad will stand in the way. Tink begins having premonitions and dreams about something horrible, then she goes missing. A dead body turns up, Aunt Dot comes for a visit, and a romance blossoms. These are all the balls Ophelia’s got bouncing around her, but she’s determined to keep them in the air.

The series started out a little rocky for me, but it got better with each book. At times, it can be a little slow and light. The witches don’t really use any powers; it’s more about premonitions and analyzing runes. If Damsgaard amp’d up the paranormal just a bit (still keeping within the light theme) and had more supporting characters with connections to Abby and Ophelia in their town, it would be a very solid series I’d rush out to read. As it stands, it’s a very good one that I enjoy cozying up to for a few hours… worth a read, but missing a truly standout component. That’s still a good thing tho… as I find myself thinking about the characters and plots after I’m done.

I enjoy learning about witchcraft. The writing is simple yet descriptive. Ophelia is flawed and admirable. Tink is a typical rebellious teenager with some good banter for her new adoptive mom. Aunt Dot was hilarious with her fairy obsession. And the thought of meeting Great Aunt Mary at some point is scary! Kudos for another fun story. On to #6…

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Book Review: Ghastly Glass by Joyce and Jim Lavene

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Ghastly Glass (A Renaissance Faire Mystery, #2)Ghastly Glass by Joyce Lavene

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

November is the Renaissance Faire cozy mystery readathon on my blog @ This Is My Truth Now. We’re in our second week with the second book in the series by Joyce and Jim Lavene with Ghastly Glass. Anyone is welcome to join…. we’re reading the first 4 books in the series and posting our reviews each Friday. I link them together on my blog’s dedicated page so we can all review and comment. You can read any number of books you want in the series, too. Let’s get on to my review of Ghastly Glass.

Last week, I mentioned that I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, Wicked Weaves. It had some good elements, but it was disconnected and repetitive in parts. While much of the repetition seems to be gone (not all), the disconnected parts are still present in Ghastly Glass. Part of me wonders if it might just be the duo’s writing style as it’s very blunt when it happens. The narrator comments on all the happenings around the Renaissance Faire; for instance, we could be ending a scene where the main character, Jessie, is doing something and she runs into people along the way. We hear one-liners about various performers and apprentices, Renaissance-Faire settings, et al. It’s good knowledge, but it’s just dropped in, in a way where I can’t tell if it’s part of the plot or background. And it will name drop so much that I can’t keep track of who is who. While it’s awesome for building the whole world in the books, it can be a tad frustrating for someone trying to also focus on the mystery.

In some parts, even the writing is stilted and awkward when these disconnections happen. Random lines (I’m paraphrasing) like “Death just walked by on stilts. Were they real? He looked taller.” The character of ‘Death’ wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the immediate pages before nor in the pages afterward. Just a random drop in. Okay, I’ve vented enough… while it can be jarring, it isn’t enough to say I wouldn’t want to read more in the series. If I hadn’t committed to it for the blog, I probably wouldn’t read another one, but since I agreed to 4, I will read them all and put on a positive spin wherever I can.

For instance, they do have a really fun and cool setting. I love hearing about all of the different side acts in the Renaissance Faire, meeting the performers and learning their history, watching the relationships develop between characters, etc. I also liked the mystery in this one as it was definitely a shocker. I wonder if I re-read it, would I notice the hints along the way? That’s always a good way to feel at the end of the book… so kudos to the authors for building that connection for us readers. In this caper, the actor playing Death is killed, then Jessie’s boss where she’s apprenticing, Roger, is attacked. We met him in the first book, so I felt closer to him than any newbies. Chase is back which provides a cute love story for Jessie.

Next up is the third in the series, Deadly Daggers… we read and review week of 11/17… come join us!

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Book Review: The Cat of the Baskervilles Vicki Delany

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The Cat of the Baskervilles (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #3)The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delany

My rating: 4.25 of 5 stars

When an opportunity to win a free ARC of the 4th book in Vicki Delany’s ‘A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery’ series was offered up earlier in the week, I got my derriere in gear and ordered the 3rd book, the Cat of the Baskervilles, so I could get current. It was an unplanned read for this month but one I’m glad I found time to squeeze in. Let’s hope I win the chance to get an early ARC of the next book.

Delany’s a wonderful writer with a great balance of humor, levity, sincerity, mystery, trickery, and suspense. In this caper, Gemma wants to protect her friend Jayne’s mother, Leslie, who’s potentially guilty of murdering an actor she once knew. One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock plays is coming to West London (US, not UK), and there’s a stop at Gemma’s Sherlockian bookshop. Unfortunately, during a tea party before the play opens, the lead actor is found at the bottom of a cliff. Suicide? Accidental from being drunk? Or murder? Gemma of course needs to investigate. Detective Ryan wants her to stay away. His partner wants to kill Gemma… perhaps a future plot, Ms. Delany? LOL

I really enjoy the relationships and side stories in this series. Between the always off-and-gallivanting Uncle Arthur (yes, named after the author), the nasty but lovable feline Moriarty (so aptly named), and the shenanigans in the love lives and interfering neighbors to Gemma and Jayne’s stores, it’s always a great read. This book is a traditional cozy, but at about the 85% mark, the case is closed in a way I wouldn’t expect. Surely, it couldn’t be all fluff for the last few chapters… I knew there was a twist coming, and then BAM, it’s dropped. Kudos to Delany for the nice fun surprise. Is it time for my ARC of #4 to arrive yet? Oh please, reading gods…

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Book Review: Pawns by Patrick Hodges

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Pawns (Wielders of Arantha, #1)Pawns by Patrick Hodges

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Creativia, a publisher with a vast range of fantastic authors, is a go-to stop for me each month. I choose at least one new author and often a minimally-read genre (for me) to expand my knowledge and literary exposure. This month, I went with the first book, Pawns, in a three-book fantasy series called The Wielders of Arantha written in 2016 by Patrick Hodges. For those who follow my reviews, I rarely read science-fiction or fantasy because I tend to want to know all the rules of what can and what cannot happen. I’ve picked up a few popular ones, a few non-popular ones, and now I’m reading recommendations from others I trust… maybe one day I’ll actually be a mega fan!

Hodges kicks off the ~400 page book with a prologue from a dying woman who knows she has only a few breaths left. She hopes she’s done enough to protect her race and train the new protectress of her kind, but sadly she will never know as she breathes her last moment forever. Immediately, readers are thrust into a spaceship crash where we learn a woman has recently lost her husband to ‘the cause’ and she’s working with his protegee to navigate the ship as well as protect her teenage son. But there’s an accident, the protegee dies, and she is stuck trying to figure out how to fulfill her husband’s last wish to protect their kind. Who are they and are they related to the woman in the prologue? Then we meet a brother and a sister who at first seem like angry, vengeful people…. then we meet the daughter from the prologue… and then… it goes on switching character perspectives and story-lines. I’ll leave out the rest of the plot because there are 3 books and so much I could cover… suffice to say, this is quite a book and saga.

After the first 10%, we’ve met most of the major characters and understand enough of their plight and history. We don’t know how they connect to one another nor how all the planets or worlds function. In many ways, this is no different than a novel where you’ve got a bunch of characters who are somehow connected, but you don’t find out until midway thru — just there’s science fiction and fantasy holding it together. That’s when I realized I had immersed myself in the various stories. I worried less about the rules and began to care about each protagonist or supporting character. A mother fighting for her son… siblings with a tortured past… a daughter hoping to live up to her mother’s expectations while raising her own daughter who’s rebellious and likely to cause a major issue for their society. It’s a captivating story. I definitely found myself anxious to know who knew who… and when you realize there are different names/beliefs for people depending on the world you come from, it’s even more of a thriller and suspense ride.

Hodges has created a wonderful saga in Arantha full of human (and not so human) emotions that speak to readers of all kinds. His writing style is smooth and easy, but descriptive and intriguing. I found myself following along quite well for the most part, and the only times I pulled away from the story were when it got deeper into the fantasy and science-fiction elements. BUT… that’s only due to my reading style and genre preferences. The book is full of traditional fantasy and science fiction components that I’ve experienced in Star Trek or Lord of the Rings or The Hunger Games. Hodges is adept at keeping a good balance to satisfy a hard-core genre fan but also bring in a new set of readers who aren’t ready to commit to something so different. That’s a good writer!

I will read book two in early 2019 after I finish some commitments already set for this year. I’m curious to find out how some of the action sequences and cliffhanger revelations at the end of this first book will play out. A surprise genealogical connection (which I love), a potential death (traumatic but necessary), a potential pregnancy, and a fit of rage… who’s gonna win? Who’s gonna suffer more? Throw in the beginnings of a romance between different species (I think), and the book has a bit of everything built inside its pages. A definite recommend for all sorts of readers but definitely those who love trilogies (with a prequel novella too) and fantasy. Don’t miss out on this one.

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About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Book Review: The Skeleton Makes a Friend by Leigh Perry

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Today I’m a stop on the blog tour for the release of Leigh Perry’s new book, The Skeleton Makes a Friend, the fifth cozy in the ‘A Family Skeleton Mystery’ series. I’m very excited to participate on this tour and have lots of treats to share with you besides my review.

Let’s start off with an opportunity to win a print copy of the book and some swag from the author @ Rafflecopter giveaway Isn’t this cover amazing?

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About the Book


The Skeleton Makes a Friend (A Family Skeleton Mystery)
Diversion Books (November 6, 2018)
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 1635764440
ISBN-13: 978-1635764444
Digital ASIN: B07GT39K2X

Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person Jen was looking for is actually Sid.

Sid reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess, enough so that Jen wants him to find their missing player. Given that Sid doesn’t have many friends offline—none, really, unless you count the Thackery family—Georgia agrees to help him search. They manage to discreetly enlist Jen, who lives in town, and follow the clues to… a dead buddy.

Now they’ve got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid’s friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn’t want them looking deeper.

About the Author

Leigh Perry is the author of the Family Skeleton Series: A Skeleton in the Family, The Skeleton Takes a Bow, The Skeleton Haunts a House, and The Skeleton Paints a Picture.

Author Links

Author Website: http://leighperryauthor.com/

Author Facebook: https://twitter.com/Family_Skeleton

Sid’s Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/LeighPerryAuthor

My Alter Ego

Toni L.P. Kelner: www.tonilpkelner.com

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My Review of The Skeleton Makes a Friend

The Skeleton Makes a Friend (Family Skeleton Mystery #5)The Skeleton Makes a Friend by Leigh Perry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where do I begin with this review? Of all the concepts one could create, this truly is a stunning and clever series. A skeleton is alive. It once belonged to a man, but he was murdered. “How?” you ask. You’ll have to read one of the earlier books to find out, but I promise, it’s 100% worth it. This is in my top ten series of all times… between creativity, character growth, cozy settings, unique approaches, ability to do almost anything and get away with it, and well… tons more reasons. But let’s focus just on Leigh Perry’s latest book in the Family Skeleton Mystery series, The Skeleton Makes a Friend.

Sid’s lonely. He can only talk to Georgia — his best friend and caretaker. Although he’s able to move on his own, Sid’s smart enough to know if anyone found out his secret, his ‘life’ would be over. Other than Georgia, her parents, her sister, and her daughter are the only other 4 people who know anything about Sid. Georgia is an adjunct professor who goes from college to college teaching English courses. Everywhere she goes, someone dies. And Sid feels compelled to figure it out. The poor bony guy’s got nothing else to do but play video games and search the Internet. And video games is exactly what leads him to playing amateur sleuth again in this caper.

I laughed at least once a page while reading this book. Sometimes it’s a chuckle, other times I have to cover my mouth and try not to cry. Perry’s hilarious, and I can only imagine what she’s like in real life. She adeptly balances humor knowledge by carefully educating readers on various topics… such as video games, college life, skeletons, novels, etc. It’s the kind book where you feel connected the whole way through, and even if there are a few pages focusing on side stories other than the actual murder, you’re turning the pages feverishly to indulge yourself in as much as you can. I could read these all the time and never get bored.

Georgia is just cool. She is respectful, but if you cross her, she can push back in clever ways. Madison, her ~16-year-old daughter, has been a minor character in the past, but she’s front and center in this edition, and I’m glad to see how it unfolded. By showing us how both a ~40-year-old and a ~16-year-old (as well as a skeleton) try to solve a murder, it’s a fresh perspective. They have to work together on different levels, but it all makes complete sense. When Georgia and Sid find the body, even though Sid is dead and can’t smell things, I wrinkled my nose by his (okay, fine, it was Perry’s) description. Who goes in search of a foul smell when it’s not in your own office or home? Run away… but not Georgia… she locks Sid in a suitcase and sets him loose in the dark, only to see him come running full-speed at her when he finds a dead body that’s been idling (good word choice, right?) for days!

I rarely read sci-fi or fantasy, and I’m not sure I can truly say this falls in those categories… but Sid is a walking / talking skeleton, and the last time I checked, that’s not a real thing, so I suppose I have to say I’m loving the fantasy stuff these days!  Just don’t tell anyone I said that. This is a high recommendation from me… I really love the caliber of the writing, characters and plot. This one has a witty approach to the reason why the victim died, and I can’t say anything more without giving away the plot. Rest assured, it was definitely unintentional on some level, but still… it had so many connections, it made red herrings a feast for the eyes. Kudos to the author for delivering one of the best in the series with this one.

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November 5 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW

November 5 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

November 6 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

November 6 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

November 7 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

November 8 – Carstairs Considers – REVIEW

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November 9 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

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November 10 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

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November 12 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW

November 13 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

November 14 – Varietats – REVIEW

November 14 –My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

November 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

November 16 – The Layaway Dragon – REVIEW

November 17 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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November 18 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.