Saturday, December 15, 2018

Shimmer the Glowworm


Shimmer the Glowworm Finds Her Glow
By Shelby Herman



ISBN-10: 1502509539
ISBN-13: 978-1502509536
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback: 54 pages
October 3, 2014, $14.99
Genre: Children’s
Grade Level: 3 - 4


Also available in ebook format


With an uplifting message and vibrant illustrations, this tale is filled with inspiration for every child that has ever forgotten...just how bright they SHINE!
Children adore this fun adventure that is layered with relatable lessons.
Shimmer the Glowworm has a low glow and sets off on a journey hoping to find her glow out there somewhere.  Each time Shimmer meets a new friend, she inspires them.
Ollie the Owl recognizes that we all have inner wisdom and we can share our ideas with others.
Cray the Chameleon realizes how special his uniqueness is.
Kiki the Kangaroo understands the importance of expressing her talents rather than downplaying them.
Scout the Raccoon discovers the value of exploring new things and not giving up.
As Shimmer the Glowworm heads back home, she realizes that when she encourages others to SHOW YOUR GLOW, her glow shines the brightest!
The theme song SHOW YOUR GLOW further enhances the message.




Shelby Herman is an author,
songwriter, and artist. She is a
member of the Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators, and Dramatists Guild for the musical
production of Shimmer the Glowworm Finds Her Glow.
She created Shimmer the Glowworm for children to understand the idea of
oneness; that we are unique and special individually and also an indispensable part of the whole and as such, to value ourselves and others for who we are and for our gifts.


Shelby lives in Southern California where you can often find her at the beach with her pink dog Roxy, where she finds inspiration everywhere to write and create things. She is currently working on the musical digital interactive book to be released spring 2018. The second Shimmer the Glowworm adventure is getting ready for release soon. Shelby hopes to continue to inspire each one of you to SHOW YOUR GLOW!


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Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery) by Laura Childs


Eggs on Ice (A Cackleberry Club Mystery) by Laura Childs

About the Book

                                         

Cozy Mystery 8th in Series 
Berkley (December 4, 2018) 
Hardcover: 304 pages 
ISBN-10: 0425281728 
ISBN-13: 978-0425281727 
Kindle ASIN: B07BD23MV9

Some say that casting crusty attorney Allen Sharpe as Scrooge in the Kindred Players production of "A Christmas Carol" is just playing to type. He's not the most beloved man in town. In fact, you'd have a dickens of a time finding someone who liked him. Still it's a shock when the Ghost of Christmas Past stabs him during the first rehearsal. Suzanne, co-owner of the Cackleberry Club café, Kindred's favorite combination diner, craft store and bookshop, chases the murderer out of the building but loses him in the alley. As the days pass the list of suspects grows longer. Is it the disgruntled partner? The former secretary whom Sharpe sexually harassed? Or is it fellow owner of the Cackleberry Club, Toni's almost ex-husband, Junior? The women of the Cackleberry Club are determined to find the killer before he can add another victim to his Christmas list.

 In towns across America, small and large, a holiday production of A Christmas Carol or versions thereof are an annual tradition. The week leading up to any performance is an exciting yet tense time. In Kindred, Minnesota, as the temperatures fall, the curtain is readying to go up. 
Gathered together in the front row to watch a dress rehearsal, the cast is spooked when an actual ghost seems to float across the stage. The ladies working as stage hands are even closer to the action and can't believe how real it seems. But what happens is not in the script!
Suzanne and Toni make for an exciting and interesting pair of investigators. Add in a fire that complicates life for them and a schedule that is already packed to overflowing and there is never a moment to catch your breathe. Although Sheriff Doogie does find time to indulge in some bargain pancakes. 
I liked the diverse suspects and how all the parts were skillfully woven together. We got to know the residents of Kindred a bit better and I am looking forward to visiting again.

About the Author

laura childs from facebook
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries
In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!)
 Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries - set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries - set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links: Webpage - http://www.laurachilds.com/
  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31
  Purchase Links Amazon B&N Kobo Google Play IndieBound 

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Murder Is A Debate Cover Reveal

Title: Murder is a Debate
Author: Brandy Nacole
Genre: YA Mystery
Publication Date: March 25th, 2019

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Blurb:
Nora and her two best friends, Liv and Nina, aren’t like most people. Nora is the private school kid; the rich girl, though everyone hates her. Liv and Nina attend the run-down public school on the opposite side of town where the football team is a solid two and the art department was shut down due to funding. Their worlds should have never collided, but they had one common factor that brought them together, murder.
In an online mystery chat room, the three girls meet and decide to form The Murder Club. Each week one of the girls must come up with a murder scenario for the other two to solve. It’s fun. It’s active. It’s also deadly.
When one of Nora’s classmates ends up dead, she’s suspicious of her new friends. His death mirrors the very same scenario Nora came up with in their previous meeting. As clues emerge, pointing more definitively at the members of the Murder Club, Nora begins digging for her own clues, bringing fantasy to reality. Could Liv and Nina be involved, and if so why?
They were all curious, but the question is, was one of them too curious?

Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching, and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs.

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CAT CAFE by Mollie Hunt


Cat Café (Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series) by Mollie Hunt

 

About the Book

 

Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Self Published (October 29, 2018) 
Paperback: 330 pages 
ISBN-10: 1986478955 
ISBN-13: 978-1986478953 
Digital ASIN: B07HKQ4TKT

A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!
Sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon always finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, but this time it’s not about her. Someone is targeting very senior citizens, and when Bea Landrew, elderly owner of the Blue Cat café turns up dead, Lynley’s mom Carol could be next.
Handsome Detective Devon is looking for a link between the victims when he makes a different sort of connection— with Lynley! It’s been a long time since the cat lady had romance in her life, but while her mom is in danger, the case comes first.
It appears the cat café will go the way of its deceased owner, but Bea’s grandson, a slick Miami businessman, steps in at the last minute. Arthur is not a cat person so why would he bother? Romeo, the big Russian Blue, senses ulterior motives, but who will listen to a cat?
A black cat rescue, an antique photograph, an elaborate payback. Is this killer seeking justice or vengeance? With death as the objective, the results are the same.

 How have I missed this series before now? I have come across Mollie Hunt in a couple of anthologies but WOW, this is a series I have to catch up on.
We are all used to quirky characters and dysfunctional families in amateur sleuth crime stories.
The books are all the better when you add in a pet here and there.
Most of us think we are fairly decent couch detectives, don`t we?
This book will test your observational skills and deductive reasoning. 
These characters have additional depth and personality.

When an elderly lady passes away, it is sad. When the detective on the case states quickly that it looks like suicide, it is alarming. When black cats are missing, it is frightening! 
Toss in a few more twists and this case is outright dangerous.
I bet you won`t figure it out before the last cat meows.

About the Author


Mollie Hunt & Tinkerbelle, Registered Pet Partners

Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, including Cats’ Eyes, Copy Cats, Cat’s Paw, Cat Call, and Cat Café. The series features Portland native Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, Placid River Runs Deep, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, The Dream Spinner, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion this year.
Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and the Northwest Independent Writers Association. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

Author Links
  Blog Site: www.lecatts.wordpress.com
  Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/MollieHuntCatWriter/ @MollieHuntCats

Purchase Links: Amazon Page: www.amazon.com/author/molliehunt
  Smashwords Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CatWriter

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