Bea's Book Nook

BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Murder at the Fantasia Fair by Jeannette de Beauvoir

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Giveaway, Murder at the Fantasia Fair, Jeannette de Beauvoir
 
Bea's Book Nook, Review, Giveaway, Murder at the Fantasia Fair, Jeannette de Beauvoir
Series: P'town Theme Week Book #2
Publisher: HomePort Press
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 27th, 2017 
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Blurb from goodreads:

Wedding coordinator Sydney Riley never thought she’d get caught up in a murder investigation, but she became an amateur sleuth when her boss was killed during Bear Week. Now she’s back, this time as the Race Point Inn hosts Provincetown’s venerable transgender event, Fantasia Fair… and murder is once again an uninvited guest!

It’s all hands on deck at the inn as visitors arrive for the week-long event and Sydney helps coordinator Rachel Parsons organize the occasion. Guest Elizabeth Gonzalez is attending with her spouse, Bob, who—as Angela—is taking a bold first step into a whole new existence. Angela, Elizabeth, and Sydney learn the ropes and politics from other guests, some of whom have attended annually for more than forty years.

But the next day, Sydney’s detective friend summons her to one of the town beaches where Angela’s body has been found—with a knife in her back, a knife stolen from Adrienne, the Race Point Inn’s diva chef.

Fair organizers and attendees try and carry on as Provincetown is overrun with police, press, and rampant speculation. Sydney, her boyfriend Ali, her friend Mirela, her boss Glenn, and a host of Fantasia Fair participants scramble to find out who killed Angela—and why—before the killer strikes again.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Quote-tastic & Review: Sisters Like Us & The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery


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I haven't done a Quote-tastic in months but "Sisters Like Us" had so many funny moments and scenes that I had to do a quote post. Tt was hard to choose just one so I picked several.

She hadn't had sex in so long, she was pretty sure she was practically a virgin-wouldn't it be nice to have a penis again? Even if  it was just for the night? "I really have to start dating," she muttered.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Review & Giveaway: Unbridled Murder by Leigh Hearon

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Giveaway, Unbridled Murder, Leigh Hearon

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Giveaway, Unbridled Murder, Leigh Hearon
Series: Carson Stables Mystery #3
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: December 26th, 2016 
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Blurb from goodreads:

After horse trainer and rancher Annie Carson visits a feedlot in eastern Washington, she is determined to save as many horses from slaughter as possible before hightailing it back home—until she discovers the sleazy owner seemingly trampled in his corral. With the fate of the feedlot herd in her hands, Annie must navigate unfamiliar territory while trying to track down a killer and solve an increasingly tangled mystery. But unfortunately for Annie, returning to the Olympic Peninsula alive will be trickier than she ever imagined .

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bea Reviews Hermes: Tales of the Trickster by George O'Connor

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Hermes: Tales of the Trickster, George O'Connor
Series: Olympians #10
Publisher: First Second
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: January 30, 2018
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Blurb from goodreads:

Volume 10 of O'Connor's Olympians series delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will, to his adolescence and adulthood, Hermes' story is wildly entertaining as he brings a little bit of chaos to everything he touches or creates.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bea Reviews The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

Bea's Book Nook, Review, The Lost Plot, Genevieve Cogman
Series: The Invisible Library #4
Publisher: Ace Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: January 9th, 2018 
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Blurb from goodreads:

After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.

In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can't extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.

Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They'll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library's own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn't end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene's job. And, incidentally, on her life.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bea Reviews Silent Threat by Dana Marton

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Silent Threat, Dana Marton
Series: Mission Recovery #1
Publisher: Lake Union
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository*  | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex–commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he’d rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray—a peace-loving ecotherapist whose dream is to open an animal sanctuary out of her home. While the two seemingly have nothing in common, their spirited arguments soon fuel a passion for each other.

But just as things begin to heat up between therapist and patient, dangerous complications arise. So does the past—and a shocking revelation that puts Cole and everything he now holds dear in the path of a murderous traitor.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The 2017 Edition of The TBR Book Tag - How Many Books Are In My TBR Pile?

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So this TBR pile meme has sort of become my yearly wrap up post. It's late this year; I usually post it during the last week of the year to which it applies. That didn't happen, so here's last year's post. :D

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Excerpt & Giveaway: The Pretender by HelenKay Dimon

Bea's Book Nook, Excerpt, Giveaway, The Pretender, HelenKay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a...divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over forty novels and novellas to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, Riptide and Carina Press. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. She is on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and MiraCosta College. You can learn more at her website: www.HelenKaydimon.com