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2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge (update #1)

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Books, Mystery | 0 comments

Arthur Conan Doyle
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A Race Against Time – Solomon’s Throne – a review

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Reading, Reviews | 3 comments

*adjusting my fedora and dusting off my leather jacket*
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Alaskan Problems – Wordless Wednesday

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Alaska Living, Photos, Wordless Wednesday | 3 comments

Word-less Wednesday


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Summer Loving happens at la-asst (Review of Lakebridge: Summer by Natasha Troop)

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Authors, Books, Horror, Reviews | 0 comments

 “Good is relative to the person defining it, but is always counter to evil, if not right or just for sometimes evil can be right or just.”

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“Playing Hooky” with a Cover Reveal from Rita J. Webb’s latest…(give away)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Books | 2 comments


I am extremely excited to show you the phenomenal cover image for Rita Webb’s upcoming novella. Let’s take a looksie and be sure to tell me what you think in the comments.


Valentine’s Day.

And my 21st birthday.


Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.
…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.
Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.
Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.
Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again.


Rita J. Webb

Rita J Webb

Leaving the house to go to school, I had schoolbooks spilling out of one hand, the other holding my place in a Nancy Drew novel, and bunny slippers still on my feet. My mom was a wee bit upset.

I haven’t changed much. Still always have a book (or two) in my hand or creating stories in my head, and although I don’t have any bunny slippers, I love writing in my jammies and snuggly slipper socks.

When I grow up (maybe a hundred years from now), I’d like to be a superhero, but for now, saving the day, one page at a time, suits me just fine.

With my husband TJ (my own cuddly werewolf), I home-school our three girls, who keep us busy with art, science projects, books to read, dance classes, and walks about the park.

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“Sway” into the future with a “Glimpse” – Fourth-Wall Friday

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Books, Fourth-Wall Friday, Guest Posts, Indie Projects & Promotions | 1 comment

Sara Daniels offers a Glimpse…


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Harpy Carcasses & Coffee Beans – Monster Hunter’s Fourth-Wall Friday

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Books, Fourth-Wall Friday, Guest Posts, Indie Projects & Promotions | 4 comments

Welcome Jeff Gunhus and Jack Templar as they conquer an early morning of flying feathers, cats, toys and the cleaning up of evidence …

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A Late Welcome to Winter… (Hello Winter $1000 GIVE AWAY!)

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Books, Giveaways & Contests | 14 comments


Welcome to Hello Winter $1000 Cash Giveaway!

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Winter blues? We’ve teamed up with the most amazing group of bloggers to bring you a $1000 cash giveaway to cheer you up this winter.

So tell me, what would you do with an extra $1000 Cash?

Living in Alaska we have a lot of need to have cash in savings. I will put half in our savings account and use the rest to finish fixing our truck so Geoff no longer has the excuse not to bring me to Barnes & Noble (though I am wondering if this is just a ploy…)


Giveaway ends February 24th, 11:59 pm EST.

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To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below! Remember that all entries besides the mandatory comment entry are optional.

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Whodunit & where are the bodies? ‘Proof of Guilt’ – review, interview & giveaway

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Books, Featured Posts, Giveaways & Contests, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours, Reviews | 7 comments

Another amazing Partner’s in Crime contribution to my book shelf! Today I have a review, interview and a giveaway!  Coming January 29th, Proof of Guilt, the no.15 of the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery Series is coming to you! I was lucky to get an ARC and really enjoyed my first exposure! I was also one of the lucky ones and was able to score an awesome interview with the authors. In celebration of the release they have given me a paperback copy of The Confession, no. 14 in the series! Grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy!

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Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd

Proof of Guilt: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery

by Charles Todd 

  • Book Details
  • Genre:  Mystery
  • Published by: William Morrow
  • Publication Date: January 29, 2013
  • Number of Pages:  352
  • Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble  Goodreads

Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge must contend with two dangerous enemies in this latest complex mystery in the New York Times bestselling series

London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: Who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed?

One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world’s best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise, is missing. But is he the dead man? And does either his fiancée or his jilted former lover have anything to do with his disappearance—or possible death? What about his sister? Or the London office clerk? Is Matthew Traynor, French’s cousin and partner who heads the Madeira office, somehow involved?

The experienced Rutledge knows that suspicion and circumstantial evidence are not proof of guilt, and he’s going to keep digging for answers. But that perseverance will pit him against his supervisor, the new acting chief superintendent. When Rutledge discovers a link to an incident in the French family’s past, the superintendent dismisses it, claiming the information isn’t vital. He’s determined to place the blame on one of French’s women despite Rutledge’s objections. Alone in a no-man’s-land rife with mystery and danger, Rutledge must tread very carefully, for someone has decided that he, too, must die so that cruel justice can take its course.

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How did they solve mysteries before we had the tool kits any good CSI agent had? Without DNA, Google, finger prints and fax machines? When no one was caught on a traffic cam dragging a body behind their car? Well apparently you had super stars like Inspector Ian Rutledge because after his  fifteenth case documented in this wonderful mystery and all the evidence pointing in several different directions, including a signed confession, he is still able to catch the bad guy.Identifying one body is difficult enough in early 20th century England. But when it points to another persons disappearance and several other seemingly unrelated deaths? This mystery begins with just one unidentified body and the next thing you know, there is another which seems to be attached to another mystery which spans back generations.  Proof of Guilt is a murder mystery set in post WWI England with our veteran Scotland Yard Inspector, Ian Rutledge leading the way and finding out just who really did it!

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A tease from “Duct Tape & a Ketchup Packet” (busy, cheap or broke recipe)

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Cabin Cooking, Writing | 4 comments

I have been slacking with y’all lately. I post most of my concoctions on Instagram, yes I am one of “those” annoying people, but frankly I do it because I want to get it up there and remember them so I can put recipes up here later.. a later which never seems to happens….hmmm what can I do about this!

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