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Thursday, 26 November 2020

✉ How Flawed Characters Connect Us to a Book by Tina deBellegarde

Today author takes over our blog to tell us about "How Flawed Characters Connect Us to a Book".  Tina's debut novel is Winter Witness (, Level Best Books , 338 pages), a Traditional Mystery, book one in the Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries series.

"If Batavia-on-Hudson were real, I'd jump in the car & drive there now [...] DeBellegarde has created an entire universe of characters in this well-written mystery. They remind us that everyone bears the scars of some heartbreak that they – we – hide from casual friends and neighbors." - Mally Becker, Amazon Verified Purchase

"I loved this book! The characters are well developed and the plot twists and turns in directions you don't anticipate." - Amazon Customer, verified purchase


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☀ Winter Witness: Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries [1] - Tina deBellegarde

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Winter Witness, a Traditional Mystery by (, Level Best Books , 338 pages).

This is the first book in the Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries series.

Don't miss our guest post by author Tina deBellegarde, "How Flawed Characters Connect Us to a Book".

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author Tina deBellegarde will be awarding two $20 Amazon gift cards, two print and two ebook copies of Winter Witness to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

✉ Strong Female Protagonists in Inside Passage and Danger in Plain Sight by Burt Weissbourd

Today returning author takes over our blog to tell us about "Strong Female Protagonists in Inside Passage and Danger in Plain Sight". 

Burt Weissbourd's latest release is Inside Passage (first published ; this edition 14 October 2020, Blue City Press, 289 pages), a Crime Thriller, book one in the Corey Logan Trilogy.

“I was quite taken with the characters: the story, the craft and the wisdom of the book … On every level your characters surprise me and I particularly like the way they relate to each other.” – David Field, screenwriter, former studio executive, United Artists and 20th Century Fox

"A narrative that is relentlessly taut and exciting." – Foreword Reviews


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☀ Inside Passage: Corey Logan Trilogy [1] - Burt Weissbourd

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Inside Passage, a Crime Thriller by (first published ; this edition 14 October 2020, Blue City Press, 289 pages).

This is the first book in the Corey Logan Trilogy series.

Don't miss our guest post by author Burt Weissbourd, "Strong Female Protagonists in Inside Passage and Danger in Plain Sight".

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the trilogy.

Author Burt Weissbourd will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to five randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

ℚ♫ Jungleland: White Hawk Aviation Stories [2] - M.T. Bass

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with returning author to talk about his latest release, Jungleland (, Electron Alley Corporation, 221 pages), an Adventure, book two in the White Hawk Aviation Stories series.

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A very warm welcome to M.T. Bass; thank you for joining us on BooksChatter!

Here at BooksChatter we love music; do you have a music playlist that you used in Jungleland, or which inspired you whilst you were writing it?
"This playlist is one of my favorites of all time.  It is actually the “score” for one of my earlier novels, called Crossroads."

☀ Jungleland: White Hawk Aviation Stories [2] - M.T. Bass

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Jungleland, an Adventure by (, Electron Alley Corporation, 221 pages).

This is the second book in the White Hawk Aviation Stories series.

Don't miss our interview with author M.T. Bass.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author M.T. Bass will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

ℚ♫ A Christmas Carol Murder: A Dickens of a Crime [3] - Heather Redmond

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about her latest release, A Christmas Carol Murder (, Kensington Books, 280 pages), a Historical Mystery, book three in the A Dickens of a Crime series.

Wonderful book - engrossing read from start to finish and you do not want the book to end. [...]Redmond does an excellent job with the setting of Victorian London, describing the characters and daily life extremely well and historically accurate. I highly recommend this book and the entire series." - Amazon Reviewer

A fun and adventurous story that turns the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol into a murder mystery that Dickens himself must solve."
- Amazon Reviewer


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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

☀ A Christmas Carol Murder: A Dickens of a Crime [3] - Heather Redmond

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Christmas Carol Murder, a Historical Mystery by (, Kensington Books, 280 pages).

This is the third book in the A Dickens of a Crime series.

Don't miss our interview with author Heather Redmond.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author Heather Redmond will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Wednesday, 4 November 2020

ℚ The Venturi Effect - Sage Webb

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about The Venturi Effect (, Stoneman House Press, LLC, 300 pages), a Legal Thriller.

Midwest Book Review’s Senior Reviewer D. Donovan calls The Venturi Effect “a compelling story that is simply hard to put down. It’s unexpected right up to the end, making it a highly recommended pick for legal thriller, romance, and women’s fiction readers alike.”


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☀ The Venturi Effect - Sage Webb

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Venturi Effect, a Legal Thriller by (, Stoneman House Press, LLC, 300 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Sage Webb.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Sage Webb will be awarding a $15 Amazon gift card, or a copy of the book to fourteen randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Monday, 2 November 2020

☀ Bird in Hand: Sam Tate Mysteries [2] - Nikki Stern

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Bird in Hand, a Mystery by (, Ruthenia Press, 297 pages).

This is the second book in the Sam Tate Mysteries series.

 "The book... allows Tate to more fully come into her own as a formidable character on whose shoulders future procedurals could confidentially be placed." ~ Kirkus Reviews

"Bird in Hand will have prior Sam fans and newcomers thoroughly engrossed, all the way to the unexpected end."
~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author Nikki Stern will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀) and reviews (✍).


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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

☀ On the Run: Guardian [4] - Traci Hunter Abramson

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for On the Run, a Romantic Suspense by (, Covenant Communications, inc, 275 pages).

This is the fourth book in the Guardian series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author Traci Hunter Abramson will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card, and a print copy of the book to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).


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Monday, 26 October 2020

✍ Devil in The Darkness: The True Story of Serial Killer Israel Keyes - J.T. Hunter

Genre: True Crime
Published by Pedialaw Publishing
Number of pages: 304
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ I really liked it 
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Devil in The Darkness: The True Story of Serial Killer Israel Keyes
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"He was a hard-working small business owner, an Army veteran, an attentive lover, and a doting father. But he was also something more, something sinister.

A master of deception, he was a rapist, arsonist, bank robber, and a new breed of serial killer, one who studied other killers to perfect his craft. In multiple states, he methodically buried kill-kits containing his tools of murder years before returning and putting them to use.

✍ Murder, Forgotten - Deb Richardson-Moore

Genre: Southern Murder Mystery Thriller
Published by Lion Fiction
Number of pages: 304
My rating: ★ ★  It was OK 
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Murder, Forgotten
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With the publication of ‘Murder, Forgotten‘, Deb Richardson-Moore departs from her popular Branigan Powers series and introduces us to an unforgettable protagonist and a heart-pounding mystery that explores the vagaries of the mind and the way our memory often betrays us. The themes are both universal and personal at once. How does grief alter one’s memory? Is there more truth in fiction than in reality? This is a novel will have readers questioning their own motivations and that of the protagonist, Julianna Burke.

Julianna is a mystery writer who is famous for her ‘wanderings’ – eventually returning to her writing desk with exciting plot twists. But lately, she has nothing to show for her creative work. She fears her memory is slipping, and with it her heralded career.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

ℚ What if? - Fran Lewis

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with returning author, reviewer, talk show host (and much more) to talk about her latest release, What if? (, Fideli Publishing, Incorporated, 46 pages), a collection of dark sci-fi and time travel stories.

"As the Seattle fog acts like a lid and holds the smoke trapped over our region, Fran Lewis’s dystopian short stories read more like current reality than fiction. Her stories are frightening, powerful, eerie, artful, and—yes—cunning. She tricks us into believing that we’re reading about someone else’s life, but in the end, you’ll know that she described yours." - Irma Fritz, author

"In each brilliantly-written short story, the subject matter prods and awakens one's own sense of moral compass. What If delivers a futuristic approach while incorporating contemporary issues." - Toby Williams, author


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☀ What if? - Fran Lewis

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for What if?, a collection of dark sci-fi and time travel stories by (, Fideli Publishing, Incorporated, 46 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Fran Lewis.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Synopsis

With the pandemic that never seems to be leaving us anytime soon I’ve created worlds that might make you pause for thought.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

ℚ Saving Grace - D.M. Barr

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about her latest release, Saving Grace (, Black Rose Writing, 257 pages), a Psychological Thriller.

"A psychological thriller with more than enough twists, turns, and misdirection to keep even the most jaded reader turning pages all night long." –Lori Robbins, author of the Silver Falchion Award-winning novel, Lesson Plan for Murder

"A roller coaster ride of fun and frantic sleuthing."
-Suzanne Trauth, author, Dodie O'Dell Mysteries


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☀ Saving Grace - D.M. Barr

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Saving Grace, a Psychological Thriller by (, Black Rose Writing, 257 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author D.M. Barr.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author D.M. Barr will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Synopsis

Thursday, 15 October 2020

ℚ Everywhere to Hide - Siri Mitchell

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Everywhere to Hide (, Thomas Nelson, 352 pages), a Suspense.

“A heart-stopping ride . . . Mitchell’s deft hand with characterization and the twist y plot made this a compelling read I couldn’t put down.” —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of One Little Lie and the Lavender Tide series


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A very warm welcome to Siri Mitchell; thank you for joining us on BooksChatter!

What was the inspiration for Everywhere to Hide?

☀ Everywhere to Hide - Siri Mitchell

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Everywhere to Hide, a Suspense by (, Thomas Nelson, 352 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Siri Mitchell.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Siri Mitchell will be awarding copy of Everywhere to Hide to three randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Synopsis

How does a woman protect herself from an enemy she can’t see?

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

☀ Two Reasons to Run: Pelican Harbor [2] - Colleen Coble

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Two Reasons to Run, a Romantic Suspense by (, Thomas Nelson, 348 pages).

This is the second book in the Pelican Harbor series

“Colleen Coble’s super power is transporting her readers into beautiful settings in vivid detail. One Little Lie is no exception. Add to that the suspense that keeps you wanting to know more, and characters that pull at your heart.” —Terri Blackstock, USA TODAY bestselling author of If I Run

 “Colleen Coble’s latest has it all: characters to root for, a sinister villain, and a story that just won’t stop.” —Siri Mitchell, author of State of Lies


PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author Colleen Coble will be awarding a  copy of One Little Lie to three randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Monday, 5 October 2020

On Writing What You Don't Want To Write - An Essay by Ross Klavan

Today novelist, screenwriter and voiceover artist  takes over our blog to share his thoughts "On Writing What You Don't Want To Write", a craft essay.

Today also sees the publication of Third Degree (, Down & Out Books, 274 pages), a Crime Collection, book three in the 3 Authors, 3 Novellas series, by Ross Klavan, Tim O'Mara, and Charles Salzberg.

Cut Loose All Those Who Drag You Down is Ross Klavan's offering: "A crooked reporter who fronts for the mob and who’s been married eight times gets a visit from his oldest friend, a disgraced and defrocked shrink. The man is in deep trouble and it’s clear somebody is going to pay with his life."


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☀ Third Degree: 3 Authors, 3 Novellas [3] - Klavan, O'Mara, Salzberg

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Third Degree, a Crime Collection by Ross Klavan, Tim O'Mara, and Charles Salzberg (, Down & Out Books, 274 pages).

This is the third book in the 3 Authors, 3 Novellas series.

Don't miss our guest post by author Ross Klavan, a craft essay "On Writing What You Don't Want To Write".

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as details of the other books in the series.

The authors will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Friday, 2 October 2020

ℚ Emergency Powers: Imogen Trager [3] - James McCrone

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Emergency Powers (, James McCrone, 304 pages), a Suspense-Thriller, book three in the Imogen Trager series.

 Imogen Trager is “a heroine who makes both good and bad decisions… providing action-packed and unexpected moments throughout.”— DIANE DONOVAN, Midwest Book Review

“McCrone’s research and political insight are an intriguing backdrop…and will be a pleasant surprise to readers used to more gunplay-style action. Great for fans of Brad Meltzer, David Baldacci.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

☀ Emergency Powers: Imogen Trager [3] - James McCrone

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Emergency Powers, a Suspense-Thriller by (, James McCrone, 304 pages).

This is the third book in the Imogen Trager series.

Don't miss our interview with author James McCrone.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author James McCrone will be awarding two $20 Amazon gift cards, and two print copies of Emergency Powers to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

ℚ♫ Derailed: Kelly Pruett Mysteries [1] - Mary Keliikoa

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Derailed (, Camel Press, 234 pages), a Mystery, book one in the Kelly Pruett Mysteries series.

“Derailed has it all: an engaging heroine, a twisty, twisted crime, and plenty of food for thought about families and their secrets. I loved this debut and can’t wait to read about Kelly Pruett’s next case”. Kristen Lepionka, Shamus Award-winning author, the Roxane Weary mystery series

“Mary Keliikoa’s debut novel is an important addition to the PI genre – strong with voice, a compelling protagonist in Kelly Pruett, and unforgettable family secrets. Derailed was hard to put down – and I can’t wait to read the next book in this crackling new series.” Alex Segura, author, Blackout and Miami Midnight

☀ Derailed: Kelly Pruett Mysteries [1] - Mary Keliikoa

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Derailed, a Mystery by (, Camel Press, 234 pages).

This is the first book in the Kelly Pruett Mysteries series.

Don't miss our interview with author Mary Keliikoa.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Mary Keliikoa will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

✍ Tooth for Tooth: Eye for Eye Trilogy (Talion) [2] - J.K. Franko

Genre: Crime Thriller
Published by Talion Publishing
Number of pages: 418
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★  I really liked it  
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Tooth for Tooth
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"What would YOU do if you got away with murder? Would you stop there? Could you?

Roy and Susie thought they had committed the perfect crime. Their planning was meticulous. Their execution was flawless. But, there is always a loose end, isn’t there? Always a singing bone.