Despicable: To Be or Not to Be

It’s true. I really am turning into the same kind of curmudgeon as my grandfather who used to throw his slippers at the TV or radio when there was some news item that stirred his ire, as well as a few chosen words. That’s the way I’ve felt too often in the last few years …

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Book Review: The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Today, I’m happy to share my review of this wonderful book by one of my favorite authors. Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC for me to read. Four women. One family heirloom. A secret connection that will change their lives—and history as they know it. Present Day: Julia Baxter’s wedding veil, bequeathed to her …

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BookTour: Code of Silence

CODE OF SILENCE Sexual Misconduct by Federal Judges, the Secret System that Protects Them, and the Women Who Blew the WhistleBy LISE OLSEN Nonfiction / True Crime / Metoo / The CourtsPublisher: Beacon Press **** 288 pages Publication Date: August 9, 2022 (paperback) Code of Silence tells the story of federal court employee Cathy McBroom, …

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Playing Games in Politics

Just stop making everything in a political campaign about winning and gaining power, while ignoring the benefit of having people in Congress who have integrity, strength of character, something resembling a moral compass, and a willingness to work with others in government to get things done in Washington. After listening to the Daily Podcast on …

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Book Tour: Paper Targets by Patricia Watts

PAPER TARGETSbyPatricia Watts Suspense / Literary Fiction / Women’s FictionPublisher: Atmosphere PressPublication Date: May 3, 2022 324 pages Scroll down for a giveaway! Everyone knew that Roanne never got angry­—until the night she killed her ex-husband and herself Roanne, a nice, suburban lady in her sixties who works at a Hallmark shop and volunteers at …

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Excerpt From Brutal Season WIP

This excerpt is part of chapter one of the fourth book in the Seasons Mystery Series, Brutal Season. I’ve been working on it for what seems like forever, but, well, stuff keeps happening that keeps me away from the computer more than I would like. The good news is that I’m back to work on …

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Book Tour: Deadly Keepsakes by Anita Dickason

DEADLY KEEPSAKESA Tori Winters Mystery byANITA DICKASON Categories: Mystery / Women SleuthsPublisher: Mystic Circle Books *** July 1, 2022 *** 360 pages Scroll down for the giveaway! When Tori Winters becomes the star witness in a murder trial, someone tries to kill her. Terrified, she’s not giving the killer a second chance. With all her …

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Book Blitz: A Shot in the 80% Dark by Amber Royer

A SHOT IN THE 80% DARKBean to Bar Mysteries, Book 4 byAMBER ROYER Cozy Mystery / Culinary Mystery /Woman Sleuth Publisher: Golden Tip PressDate of Publication: July 15, 2022 **** 285 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop is thriving. Despite everything she’s been through with the murders she’s helped solve, …

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When Hot is Too Hot

This is a perfect offering from Slim Randles to share on the blog today. It’s roasting here in Texas and has been for several weeks. No rain for several weeks, either, with none in sight. And of course there is no global warming. Sigh… Anyway, it’s too hot to rant about anything, even though the …

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