Jan 162017

A Damsel for Santa by Terry Ambrose
Series: McKenna Mystery (# 7)
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 107
Source: Book provided by the author for review



Not even the freak hurricane bearing down on Honolulu can dampen Wilson McKenna’s holiday spirit. His girlfriend is coming to town, and they’ll be celebrating their first Christmas together. Everything changes though when Chance Logan shows up and begs McKenna to help with a big charity event.

Chance wants his best friend to take the role of Santa in the Christmas play he’s directing. The previous Santa claims to have malaria, and dress rehearsal is only hours away. McKenna agrees to help, but trouble strikes during rehearsal when the storm hits town. There’s a city-wide power outage, the phone lines and traffic are snarled, and when the lights come on, one of the elves is dead.

When McKenna and Chance decide to investigate, the child star insists on being Santa’s helper. Now, McKenna has questions galore and no answers. Is the killer the Shakespeare-quoting Scrooge? The secretive Jack Frost? Or the way-too-friendly elf with more personalities than he can count? Should he give Assistant Elf Investigator Holly the promotion she’s demanding? And what should he do about the Santa suit? It’s giving him itches in places he can’t even mention in public.

This year, Hawaii’s best amateur sleuth has a short Christmas wish list. He wants to find a killer before the curtain comes down on this production. And, he’d kill for a sturdy backscratcher.


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Review: One Bad Day by Edie Hart

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Dec 122016

One Bad Day by Edie Hart
Series: One Day (# 1)
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Tulip Publishing LLC
Pages: 66
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



When Tessa agreed to do a favor for her boss, she never thought she’d end up being a mistaken target for a hired killer or falling for the sexy cop who is determined to keep her safe.


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Try It Tuesday: Homievar Silicone Coaster Set

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Nov 012016


Silicone Coaster Set
Manufacturer: Homievar
Weight / Size: 5.7 x 5.7 x 2 inches, 12.8 oz. shipping weight
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • MODERN EYE-CATCHING DESIGN! Our coasters are made to look sleek and professional in every environment, protecting your furniture with its amazing design.
  • 3.9 INCH SIZE suits all commercial type of cups and mugs. Being the largest size coaster in the market, you will never have spillage and you can also fit oversized cups/mugs.
  • SILICONE DRINK CUP COASTERS- Safe&Durable Use the Food grade silicone,abrasion resistancelightness and waterproof
  • PREMIUM 10 INDEPENDENT COASTER in the market, dedicate for beer glasses/whisky glasses and bottle/beer glass and bottle/coffee mug/ tea mug/red and white wine glasses and bottle/ tea pot/ cocktail glasses + an extra coasters support, that can be used for ice bucket
  • 100% SATISFICTION GUARANTEE – We offer a return or replacement policy for any reason if you are not satisfied with your purchase


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Try It Tuesday: Cozime Pet Dog Seat Cover Waterproof Hammock

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Nov 012016


Pet Dog Seat Cover Waterproof Hammock
Manufacturer: Cozime
Weight / Size: 60 x 58 inches, 2.8 lbs. shipping weight
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

1.USAGE: Pet bench seat cover to keep your car tidy while transporting your pets, Protects the back seat from scratches, dirt, spills, scratches, hair & fur, and other messes.

2.HIGH QUALITY: Pet Seat Cover is made with high quality heavy-duty waterproof polyester for durability and comfortability.

3.UNIQUE DESIGN: Dog seat cover is come with seat belt openings with velcro closure and a nonslip rubber backing.

4.SECURITY : Using two headrest loops, two seat anchors, and two elastic straps.

5.SIZE: 54″ x 58″, Fits All Standard Vehicles.


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Review: Fall Into Crime anthology

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Oct 302016

Fall Into Crime anthology
Series: Happy Homicides (# 4)
Release Date: August 24, 2016
Publisher: Spot On Publishing
Pages: 940
Source: Book provided by the author for review



Happy Homicides 4: Fall Into Crime has stories about crimes taking place in the fall. From back to school to Halloween, autumn is a season about change and transition. We feature authors form the first three volumes, as well as several new to our anthology family. Cuddle up and read more cozy mysteries!


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Review: Protecting Her Secrets by Dana Volney

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Oct 262016

Protecting Her Secrets by Dana Volney
Series: Wyn Security (# 3)
Release Date: October 10, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 171
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Bodyguard Eddie Dever always has a wisecrack at the ready so no one will guess the painful past he keeps under wraps. Until the younger brother he abandoned gets scooped up by the FBI on murder charges, that is. Clearing Leo’s name is the first step on Eddie’s path to redemption – if he can get past the ice queen FBI agent in charge of the task force connected to the case.

Special Agent Hannah Malone is laser focused on putting the crime boss responsible for her brother’s death behind bars, even if that means informant Leo Dever becomes a casualty. Telling Eddie a few lies, stretching a couple truths, and misleading the one man willing to help her . . . well, it’s a small price to pay for justice.

But things get sticky when the two go undercover as Mr. and Mrs. and the pretense starts to feel all too real. Unfortunately, both Eddie and Hannah have one more surprise up their sleeves that can blow the lid off of more than a crime boss’s enterprise.

Can they find a way to trust before they take the job too far?


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Try It Tuesday: Hippih Wall Clock

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Oct 252016


12-inch Silent Plastic Wall Clock
Manufacturer: Hippih
Weight / Size: 12.00” dia x 1.90” deep
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • Non-ticking, silent plastic wall clock, Diameter is 12-Inch
  • Elegant Stylish and Simple design Wall Clock
  • Large black numerals against white face make for easy viewing
  • Super-quality Quartz Sweep Movement guarantees accurate time and absolutely silent environment
  • Powered by one AA battery (included). Please use average carbon battery, instead of high duty batteries.


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Sep 292016

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay  # 2)
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by Edelweiss for review



If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .


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Try It Tuesday: Lottogo 6-Port Desktop Charging Station

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Sep 202016


6-Port Desktop Charging Station
Manufacturer: Lottogo
Weight / Size:  8 inches, 3 inches, 5.5 inches / 1.54 pounds
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • Eco-Friendly and Space Saving: Made of Durable and environmental-Friendly. Functional cable management system, No fumbling with cables or laying your devices sideways to charge.
  • Innovative Design: Unit Dimensions(8″ x 4.7″ x 4″) . It’s not only a Stand, Dock or Station, but a combo of all, saving you from additional charging adapter or power strip. This charging station packs power without taking up precious space on your desk.
  • The Fast Charging station that comes with smart IC and 6 USB ports for directly charging multiple devices. Powerful Charger a total 8A of 6 devices simultaneously, per port surge protection and Smart IC technology provide the safest, quickest and most efficient charge for your devices.
  • The 40W USB Charger Compatible with your smartphones, tablets, power bank, portable speakers, headphones, digital cameras, MP3 Players and any device that charges with an USB cord. Compatible with international input voltage range of AC 100-240V.
  • What you get:1xLottogo Charging Station, 1x40W 6Ports USB charger, 1xAC Power Cord, 3xAndroid Charging Cable (No Support USB data transmission), 1xUser Manual


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Sep 012016

North Shore Nanny by Terry Ambrose
Series: McKenna Mystery (# 6)
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 115
Source: Book provided by the author for review



Some secrets are too dangerous to reveal…

McKenna and his friends are taking a sunset cruise off the coast of Honolulu when they discover a stowaway. The stowaway turns out to be ten-year-old Kai Palakiko, one of O‘ahu’s best young surfers.

Kai insists she needs to hire a private investigator so she can prove her nanny isn’t a murderer. McKenna reminds everyone he’s only an amateur sleuth, not a PI. Kai’s determination and charm endear her to his friends on the cruise and, despite his better judgment, McKenna agrees to help.

Almost immediately, McKenna realizes Kai will be the worst possible client. She’s precocious, strong-willed, and has a nasty habit of interfering in the investigation. He also discovers the woman he’s trying to help appears to be lying about her involvement in the murder. The worst part is she’s somehow involved in a government cover-up involving the US Army and secrets nobody wants unearthed.


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