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No Saving Throw
May 17th, 2019 by diane92345

No Saving Throw is a cozy mystery set in the nerdy world of Dungeons & Dragons. If the D&D term “No Saving Throw” is unfamiliar, it means you can’t roll the dice to prevent or mitigate the awful thing that just occurred. Also, it means this book may not be a good choice for you.

Autumn is the owner of a gaming store especially role-playing ones like Dungeons & Dragons. When a gamer dies, Autumn decides to protect her gaming friends, and her store’s reputation, by finding the murderer herself.

No Saving Throw’s setting in high school makes the book seem very young adult. Descriptions of scenes are scant and similar to Adventure games like you enter a dark room. For old school nerds like me, it was fun to spot the old television, movie and game Easter eggs. The mystery was easy to solve—but not Scooby Doo level easy. I wanted to understand the core group’s motivations, which were only here almost as an afterthought. Since this is only book one of a planned series, I hope that issue will be addressed in the next book. If you are into gaming or just can’t stomach another knitting or bookstore cozy, this book will be a pleasant read. 3 stars!

Thanks to Diversion Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Giveaway of the Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
December 6th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab an advance reader’s paperback copy of The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert.  The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is a heartfelt tale of a family trying to communicate during a trying time by the author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake.

Giveaway begins December 6, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. PDT and ends December 14, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Book Giveaway of the Last Wish of Sasha Cade
November 29th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab an advance reader’s paperback copy of The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young.  If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, you will love this life-affirming young adult book. It has 4.9 stars out of 5 on Amazon.

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Book Giveaway of A Devil of a Duke
November 22nd, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of A Devil of a Duke by Madeline Hunter.  A Devil of a Duke is a sexy historical romance.

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Book Giveaway of Only by Death
November 15th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of Only by Death by Kathy Herman.  Only by Death is a Christian family mystery set in the Ozark mountains. It has 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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Book Giveaway of Family Trust
November 2nd, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of Family Trust by Kathy Wang.  Family Trust is Crazy Rich American Asians set in San Francisco rather than Singapore.

My review is here and now you have a chance to win your own copy.

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Book Giveaway of A Notorious Vow
October 26th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe.  A historical romance set in NYC’s gilded age, this book incorporates a hearing-impaired hero and a spunky heroine who knows what she wants.

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Book Giveaway of She Wants It
October 19th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab an advanced reader copy of She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy by Jill Soloway. A Hollywood memoir by the writer/director of Amazon’s Transparent. See my review here.

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Book Giveaway of Lethal Licorice
October 12th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower. Characters that feel like family and a deliciously different setting make Lethal Licorice a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. See my review here.

Giveaway begins October 12, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. PDT and ends October 19, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PDT.

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Medallion of Murder
October 6th, 2018 by diane92345

Medallion of Murder is another excellent entry in the young adult mystery series, Nefertari Hughes.

Terry, a female high school senior, has many balls in the air. She is still getting used to her leg prosthesis, deciding what to make her career after high school, and dealing with her widowed father’s romance with the mother of her best friend, Maude. Oh, and she has superpowers that she uses to fight crime at night.

Awad is a friend of Terry’s that works by day as a hieroglyph translator and by night as a member of the Illuminati. While looking for a cursed medallion, he disappears. Terry and her friends Maude and Fraser take on the medallion search while also looking for Awad.

I started reading the series with Medallion of Murder and wished I hadn’t. I think the spoilers in this book will make reading the others later a pointless exercise. Plus there was a large number of characters’ backstories to memorize in the first tenth of the book. However, the breakneck speed of the action makes this a fun young adult mystery. The book’s characters compare their earlier adventures to Scooby Doo. I agree. It’s just pure light-hearted fun. Here is one secret you won’t have to search for—this is a great read for adults too. 4 stars!

Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours and the author for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

There is a blog tour giveaway for the entire series including this book plus a $25 Amazon gift card. It closes on October 11, 2018.

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Book Giveaway of the Sapphire Widow
October 5th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of The Sapphire Widow: A Novel by Dinah Jefferies. A well-reviewed historical romance set in 1935 Ceylon.

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Book Giveaway of Depth of Winter
September 28th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab an advanced reader copy of Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson.  If you love the Netflix series, pick up the latest book in the series.

My review is here and now you have a chance to win your own copy.

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Book Giveaway of the Ancient Nine
September 21st, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab an advanced reader copy of Ancient Nine by Ian Smith.  A great thriller set in a Harvard fraternity in the 1980s.

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Book Giveaway of The Bridge
September 14th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York by Peter J Tomasi (writer) and Sara Duvall (illustrator).  It’s a surprisingly interesting graphic novel of how the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was created. 

My review is here and now you have a chance to win your own copy.

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Book Giveaway of Gentleman's Murder
September 8th, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab a paperback copy of Gentleman’s Murder by Christopher Huang.  It’s a Agatha Christie’sque mystery that I loved so much I gave it 5 stars! 

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Book Giveaway of Heartbreaker
September 1st, 2018 by diane92345

Enter this book giveaway to grab an advanced reader copy of Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey.  I loved it so much I gave it 5 stars! 

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