Sunday, May 26, 2019

MURDER BY THE SEA ~ Kathleen Bridge

Murder by the Sea
(A By the Sea Mystery)
by Kathleen Bridge


About the Book


When a murderer crashes a masquerade ball, it’s up to Liz to unmask the killer . . .
It’s been quite a year for novelist Liz Holt. She’s overcome a lot and is finally feeling at peace with her new life at her family’s hotel, the Indialantic by the Sea, on the beautiful barrier island of Melbourne Beach, Florida. She’s exactly where she needs to be to ring in the New Year at the Florida Writes Literary Masquerade Ball.
But when her ex-boyfriend surprises her at the ball, she can’t disguise her anger, and the two engage in a very public argument. Naturally, after her ex is found dead on the hotel grounds, shot through the heart, Liz tops the suspect list. With the help of family and friends, she needs to clear her name before the real killer waltzes away scot-free . . .
Recipes included!
 Author Kathleen Bridge’s Top Ten Reads 
*In chronological order of when read*

1. The Secret in the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene – My first Nancy Drew Mystery book. I remember copying the format and wrote my first mystery short story at age ten—Mystery at Diver’s Point.
2. The Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt – My first Gothic Romance and the beginning of my obsession with the seaside of Cornwall, England. I was also reading at the same time period: Phyllis A. Whitney, Dorothy Eden, Daphne Du Maurier, and Mary Stewart.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – No explanation needed, except I read the book after I saw the movie, and even though I fell in love with Gregory Peck, the book was even more powerful than the movie.
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – the ultimate Gothic Romance and once again… the moors of England along with a great twist I hadn’t guessed. During the same time period, I read all the Wuthering Heights by her Charlotte’s sister and all the Jane Austen novels.
5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – Like all my favorite Christies, I’ve read it more than once.
6. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton – my first foray into female detective novels. When reading Sue Grafton’s books, I became Kinsey Millhone. I loved the way she ate junk food, and I especially loved the converted garage she lived in, her one black dress, and her loft bedroom with a window looking at the stars.
8. The Guernsey Potato Pie Society – A wonderful WWII story of loss and redemption.
9. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny – I’ve read all of Louise Penny’s books. I love the character of Inspector Gamache and the cozy town of Three Pines. This particular book was personally autographed by Ms. Penny and the reason I chose it, knowing it would be impossible to choose just one favorite.
10. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doer – Another WWII novel that touched my heart.

*As a sidenote: I devour Cozy Mystery books. There too many great authors to mention. I read them in paperback, on my Paperwhite Kindle, and also listen to them on Audiobook. Most times I have three cozies going at once!*


About the Author

Kathleen Bridge started her writing career working at the State News, the student newspaper of Michigan State University. She is an antiques dealer on Long Island and the author and photographer of an antique reference guide, Lithographed Paper Toys, Books, and Games.
Author Links:
Twitter- @kathleenbridge
Purchase Links
Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Google Play

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The Matchmaker's Surrender The Matchmaker Series Book 2 by Tammy L. Bailey Genre: Historical Romance




Surrendering her heart could be the scariest thing of all...


Miss Jane Dalton, one of London’s most successful matchmakers, believes it's much safer bringing couples together than falling in love herself. In fact, she could not think of anything more frightening than to have loved and lost.

Fate, however, disrupts her plans to remain a single matchmaker when Mr. Nicholas Waverley, her brother’s best friend, is forced to kidnap her after she becomes entangled in an assassin’s web.

Forced together under dangerous circumstances, Jane realizes her true feelings for Nicholas. In the end, however, is her love for him worth the fall?

The Matchmaker's Surrender is a Regency romance novella and the second book in The Matchmaker's Series.



**on sale for only 99 cents!!**



A LEO wife, mother, and military veteran, Tammy began writing when the shows and movies she watched didn't end the way she wanted them to end. Whether it's historical or contemporary, for her, there must always be a happy ending.


When she's not writing, she's spending time with her husband and two boys near Cleveland, Ohio. Without their sacrifice and understanding, she believes she would have never been able to pursue her passion of writing or her accomplishment of becoming a published author.





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Saturday, May 25, 2019

A Match Made in London by Christina Britton Genre: Historical Romance


Miss Rosalind Merriweather’s life has been one of hardship and servitude since her late sister’s ruination. Now a paid companion, her latest post brings her to London to watch over the daughter of a social climbing harridan. She vows to protect her charge―and her own heart―from rakes and libertines, the very type of man who destroyed her sister. This vow proves difficult when Sir Tristan Crosby, the epitome of all she despises, begins to show attention to the girl.
Tristan has spent decades perfecting his easygoing, charming persona to hide the damage done by years of abuse by his father. Finding he has a talent for matchmaking, he fills some of the emptiness inside him by helping the overlooked, shy women of London find true love. However, the latest young woman has a watchdog of a companion who seems to see beyond his careful façade to the flawed, uncertain soul he strives to hide from the world. Even worse, she affects him in ways no woman ever has.
But he will not give up his matchmaking, even for one such as her. What he does not expect is for Rosalind to be fired from her position because of it―nor that she will immediately find a position in his own household. When these two headstrong adversaries meet under one roof, will their attraction to one another lead to heartbreak, or have these two passionate souls finally met their match?
Christina Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for several years she turned to art and put brush instead of pen to paper, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and noblemen with tortured souls.
She lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area. A member of Romance Writers of America, she also belongs to her local chapter, Silicon Valley RWA, and is a 2017 RWA® Golden Heart® winner. Her debut novel, With Love in Sight, was released by Diversion Books in early 2018.
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Kingdom of Sand & Wishes: A Limited Edition Collection of Aladdin Retellings Boxed Set


Out from Under You

Publication date: May 24th 2019

Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult


Aladdin, but not as you 

remember it….
On the dusty streets, around the bustling bazaars, being overlooked by a Sultan’s Palace was a land. A land of magic, secrets and treasures buried deep beneath the desert.
Through Arabian nights, dark forces are at work. Dark forces that can threaten the peace of everyone in the Kingdom. Watch our authors as they answer the question, can three wishes save the day?
Join our award winning and USA Today best selling authors for nine action packed fantasy and contemporary retellings with Sultans, sorcerers, romance and more magic than a genie’s lamp can hold.
One click now for your happily ever after….








Friday, May 24, 2019

TINKERACTIVE from ⒾⓃⓉⓇⓄⓈⓅⒺⒸⓉⒾⓋⒺ ⓅⓇⒺⓈⓈ- Review- Kindergarten Science

TINKERACTIVE WORKBOOKS
Author: Various Authors & IllustratorsPub. Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Odd Dot
Formats: Paperback
Pages: Differs per workbook


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Tinker, make, and engineer to learn through play! With TinkerActive Workbooks, learning leaps off the page and into the real world. Start with interactive and entertaining exercises that cover the essential kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade, math, science, and problem-solving skills. Then, apply what you’ve learned in exciting hands-on tinkering, making, and engineering activities that utilize only common household materials. Plus, the charming cast of characters, the MotMots, guide kids through every new concept with cheer and humor. Once you've completed the workbook, unbox a collectible magnet hidden in the back cover!
Vetted by award-winning educators, TinkerActive Workbooks are designed for all learners. They build your child’s fundamental math & science skills AND inspire them to try new things, discover new skills, and imagine new possibilities.


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3 winners will receive their choice of one of the TINKERACTIVE WORKBOOKS, US Only.

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5/21/2019- The suburban lifestyleReview- 2nd Grade
5/22/2019- The Pages In-BetweenReview- Kindergarten
5/23/2019- Do You Dog-ear?Review- Kindergarten
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Week Two:
5/27/2019- 100 Pages A DayReview- 1st Grade
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5/31/2019- Little Red ReadsReview- 2nd Grade
FIVE STARS
MY REVIEW 
☆☆☆☆☆

 TinkerActive SCIENCE Kindergarten is cleverly presented. Unlike many workbooks the book quality was a surprise and such a treat! The paper quality is thick and the back cover is hard board, YES! No matter where you choose to work with your 5-6-year-old; carpool line, older siblings’ sports practice, anywhere a busy mom's life takes you. Also, the paper quality means your child is likely to review the work, as if reading a fun book.The pages and exercises are varied. There is active engagement, including stickers! The activities use a wide variety of skills, to stimulate young curious minds. They also allow the child to draw, which enhances self-esteem and individuality.I particularly liked how the exercises are presented using what children observe and interact with often in their lives.  That is the best way to present hands-on problem-solving skills.I highly recommend the book as much for parents who like to  supplement their children's school curriculum as for parents who home-school.












Title: TINKERACTIVE WORKBOOKS
Author: Various Authors & Illustrators
Pub. Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Odd Dot
Formats: Paperback
Pages: Differs per workbook
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NTBD

Tinker, make, and engineer to learn through play! With TinkerActive Workbooks, learning leaps off the page and into the real world. Start with interactive and entertaining exercises that cover the essential kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade, math, science, and problem-solving skills. Then, apply what you’ve learned in exciting hands-on tinkering, making, and engineering activities that utilize only common household materials. Plus, the charming cast of characters, the MotMots, guide kids through every new concept with cheer and humor. Once you've completed the workbook, unbox a collectible magnet hidden in the back cover!

Vetted by award-winning educators, TinkerActive Workbooks are designed for all learners. They build your child’s fundamental math & science skills AND inspire them to try new things, discover new skills, and imagine new possibilities.








Moving a Little Heart Little Hearts Book 1 by Breanna Hayse Genre: Contemporary Romance




Baylor Parish needs a fresh start. After a disastrous, loveless marriage and an emotionally neglected childhood, she packs her things and moves to a new house out in the desert to get away from it all and enjoy her freedom.


Unfortunately, the occupants of the house next door have other ideas.

As soon as Hayden Paterson spots her moving in, he takes over. Next, she meets his stepbrother Jake, a cop who takes her safety far more seriously than Baylor does herself. The last thing Baylor wants is to get into another relationship, but the Paterson brothers rescue people for a living, and from the moment they clap eyes on her, they label the 23-year-old a 'damsel in distress.' Not only do they do everything in their power to protect, nurture and guide her, but they also enlist the help of their longtime friends and roommates; Terry and Matt.

Hayden and Jake come together to woo her to become a part of their unique family. To them, she is an adult little girl in need of the love, caring, nurturing – and yes, discipline – that only two “Daddies” can provide. To the independent Baylor, the assumption that she is in dire need of “Daddycare” seems not only strange, but completely opposed to the self-sufficiency she thought she wanted.

As well as her new Daddy Hayden and Daddy Jake, Baylor also finds herself in the care of “Uncle” Terry, a retired medic. He’s the burly, protective “house mom” and “doctor”, who is not only thrilled to have a little girl to care for, but likes to take control of Baylor’s health in ways that she preferred he did not. Then there is Matt, the resident “hippie”, who quickly becomes Baylor’s adoring “big brother” and helps her devise ways to get into mischief… which frequently lands her over the lap of one of her new daddies.

Basking in the loving embrace of these four men, Baylor’s inner child emerges, and under their sometimes stern, but always loving, care, she not only discovers her ability to play and laugh, she also begins to trust and feel loved. She also learns that a bottom bared for punishment can experience intense pleasure when used in “special” ways by one – or both – of her two men.

Despite her happiness, Baylor continues to struggle with allowing herself to fully submit. Is this lifestyle, the one of a Little girl with two Daddies, an Uncle and a Big Brother, right for her? Will she be able to leave behind her loveless, uncaring past and allow her heart to be moved to permanently reside within the arms and home of these very special men?

This #1 Best Seller is geared towards those readers who enjoy realistic age-play/BDSM, menage and a loving, healthy family life of a house full of alpha males. If discipline/sensual spanking, anal, and medical play aren't your 'cup of tea,' then you haven't read a book like this!





Loving a Little Heart
Little Hearts Book 2

She’s got two gorgeous men, and a serious craving for chocolate…


In this, the sequel to Breanna Hayse’s best-selling ‘Moving A Little Heart’, Baylor’s back—with double the trouble. Feisty but vulnerable Baylor Parish is pregnant with twins, which means her two daddies; stepbrothers Hayden and Jake; her Uncle Terry, and her big brother Matt are even more loving and protective of their girl than usual.

About to realize their lifelong dreams of fatherhood, Jake and Hayden decide to make their family official before the babies are born, and soon a double wedding is on the horizon for the Paterson household. A unique, polyamorous dynamic, however, calls for a very unique wedding—something Baylor is only too glad to embrace. After all, she was married before, and that traditional ceremony ended up having disastrous consequences.

Pregnancy is a time for growth in more ways than one, and Baylor is worried that her dynamics with Hayden and Jake will change now that they’re going to become parents. Can she be a mother and still explore her Little side with her two daddies? How will her changing body and high risk pregnancy affect their BDSM routine? And what will happen when a blast from her terrible past turns up on her doorstep?

Baylor discovers that two partners, two babies, an Uncle and a big brother simply result in twice as much everything; double the fun, double the worry, double the time over a strong lap, and twice as much love…

This story contains explicit content including spanking of adult women, ménage, and ageplay. If you enjoy this material, then grab a box of chocolate and let's have some fun!





BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.

Who am I?
I'm a native Californian gone 'wild', and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.

In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.

My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I've devoted my 'spare' time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

I was formally 'dungeon trained' as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on 'the real deal.'

I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can't find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.





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