Special Feature and Giveaway: Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr #13) by C.S. Harris

I only discovered Sebastian St Cyr two years ago and the entire time I was reading the first book in this series, I kept thinking to myself—why am I only now finding this series!?

I absolutely adore this series because it’s different and yet familiar at the same time. Lord Devlin is a lord but he isn’t the typical squeaky clean arm chair detective that you find in a number of other detective novels of the same period. I think it makes him stand out.

While this is an established series, I found that jumping around within the series was generally fine. Sure there were things I missed but overall, the books are mystery focused so popping in and out of books wasn’t difficult.

I read WHY KILL THE INNOCENT, which is #13 in the series just after I read WHAT ANGELS FEAR, which is #1 and found plenty to love in #13.

I am thrilled to be able to offer a copy of WHY KILL THE INNOCENT for giveaway this week! To enter please keep reading to the bottom of this post to find out how!


WHY KILL THE INNOCENT transports readers to 1814, during the height of a frigid London winter. Lady Devlin literally stumbles upon trouble when she trips over a cadaver on a snowy city street. She soon discovers that the body belongs to beautiful young musician Jane Ambrose, the piano instructor of the royal Princess Charlotte. Ambrose’s death stirs fear within the palace, and any investigation into the matter is quickly dismissed.

But Sebastian and Hero, determined to fight for justice, search all of London for Ambrose’s murderer. As the winter air turns bitterly cold, the brooding and contemplative Sebastian finds a chilling number of potential suspects, all with ample reason to kill the brilliant musician. Which of them forced Ambrose to take her final bow?

Giveaway runs 2/26/19-3/8/19

A winner will be announced 3/9/19

(how to enter)

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Review: In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley #2) by Cara Hunter

This book arrived on my desk for review a little late in the game for me. It came early in February and most of my February review schedule was set and I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try and add one more book to the month.

However, this book sounded positively horrifying—a woman and child are found in the basement of a house barely alive and can’t speak and no one knows who they are? What in the world—was the first thing that went through my mind.

I was instantly curious and eager to find out what this book was all about. So I did what any sensible book worm would do—a fit it in to my schedule even if that meant that I would need to log a few extra long reading session to make it happen! Continue reading “Review: In the Dark (DI Adam Fawley #2) by Cara Hunter”

Review: The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King

When I first saw this title, it made me hungry.

The cover art did nothing to help that situation either. The trey of wine and fruit looks so appealing and I couldn’t help but think that I needed to crack open a bottle of wine to commemorate the beginning of this book!

Now if truth be told—I am neither a foodie or a wine drinker, but for this book I felt like I totally could be! I thought it sounded like a fun and interesting story told in a unique setting–so I said yes to reading it.

My sister got me a book on famous recipes from different Pope’s for Christmas and I thought this book would pair nicely with the book she got me!  Continue reading “Review: The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King”

Review: Secrets at Cedar Cabin (Lavender Tides #3) by Colleen Coble

I read one of Colleen Coble’s romantic suspense novels back in August 2018. It was the second book in the Lavender Tides series and I thought it was a really fun read and was eager to read more about this Pacific Northwestern coastal town.

Being from Oregon and loving the Oregon coast, is what initially drew me to this author. I love when places that I know and love are featured in books. Even though Lavender Tides is a fictional city, the descriptions of this little town are vivid and could easily be any Washington or Oregon coastal town.

Coble’s writing is suspenseful and thoughtful with the romance sharing the spotlight with the mystery rather than taking over the story itself, so when this third installment came up for review, I was happy to agree! Continue reading “Review: Secrets at Cedar Cabin (Lavender Tides #3) by Colleen Coble”

Excerpt: Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

If you like thrillers and mysteries then you don’t want to miss out on this new psychological thriller by Annie Ward. While this is her second novel, this is her first psychological thriller and this book is on excerpt tour right now.

Throughout this tour you will find a pretty broad sneak peak for this book. I am fortunate enough to kick this one off with the first excerpt.

Check out the excerpt below and the other stops on the tour for more previews of this novel. I read this excerpt and was intrigued by what I saw already!


A devoted wife, a loving husband and a chilling murder that no one saw coming.

Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry… That something is really, really wrong with me.

Maddie and Ian’s love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

Purchase Links

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