Feature · New Release

Cleopatra’s Dagger by Carole Lawrence – New Release

 

Cleopatra’s Dagger by Carole Lawrence is now available!

~Synopsis~

A journalist in nineteenth-century New York matches wits with a serial killer in a gripping thriller by the prizewinning author of the Ian Hamilton Mysteries.

New York, 1880. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, the city’s most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman’s body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park—the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City’s darkest shadows.

When more bodies turn up, each tied to Egyptian lore, Elizabeth is onto a headline-making scoop more sinister than she could have imagined. Her reporting has readers spellbound, and each new clue implicates New York’s richest and most powerful citizens. And a serial killer is watching every headline.

Now a madman with an indecipherable motive is coming after Elizabeth and everyone she loves. She wants a good story? She may have to die to get it.

Feature · Giveaway

Tamales and Books!

Bienvendios Décembre!

I’m happy and excited to be a part of the 12 Bookish Days of Christmas blog hop hosted by YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts. Each post has a little goodie and a chance to win the MEGA GIVEAWAY!

12 Days of Christmas
Day 1 – YA Christmas Reads + Sweets
Day 1 Bonus – Hosting a Secret Santa Gift Exchange with Your Bookish Friends
Day 2 – Gift Ideas for Friends who Read
Day 3 –  Found Family Trope Reads
Day 4 – White Stag Review + Decadent Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe
Day 5 – Book Room Christmas Decor + Favorite Christmas Reads
Day 6 – 12 Favorite Fantasy Books of the Year
Day 7 – A Christmas Playlist to Read To
Day 7 Bonus – Christmas Traditions + Favorite Holiday Reads
Day 8 – Tamales and Books!
Day 9 – Winter Book Review: Wicked Lovely
Day 10 – Derby Pie and Fond Memories
Day 11 – Mistletoe Myths & Stories
Day 12 – A Soul as Cold as Frost Review + Coffee Recipe
Day 12 Bonus – Tea Pairings & Winter-Themed Books
Wrap-Up – All the Stocking Stuffers + Big Giveaway

 

Tamales

Tamale season is upon us! Making tamales during this time of year is a tradition in my family. Nothing like curling up on a comfy chair with a plate of steaming hot tamales and a book! Every family has their own recipe and their own way of making them. What doesn’t change is the family all coming together. Sharing laughs and catching up while making tasty pockets of goodness! I have a lot of special holiday memories and they all have tamales and books in them.

Photos by Laura Trujillo

Books To Read During Tamale Season

Weep, Woman, Weep: A Gothic Fairytale about Ancestral Hauntings by Maria DeBlassie

Mistletoe Season (The Carolina Girls) by Michelle Major

A Very Avynwood Christmas (Paranormals of Avynwood) by Michelle Dare

 

MEGA GIVEAWAY

Click here for a chance to the mega bookish giveaway with over $600 worth of books, merch, and gift cards!

https://kingsumo.com/g/s5ixly/ya-sci-fi-and-fantasy-addicts-winter-giveaway

Feature · Podcast · Vlogging

A Live Interview/Your Virtual Assistant and The Literary Vixen

Eri Nelson, host and owner of She Shed Studios Vlogging Podcast graciously hosted me on her show! While I was nervous, she instantly put me at ease. She asked some great questions. It was really cool!

Since then, she’s had some amazing guests on her podcast and I tune in every Tuesday and Thursday to listen. I will include her links down below. Tune in, follow and subscribe!

Listen live at: https://vloggingpod.podbean.com/ 

Re-broadcast available on the following: Amazon Music-https://music.amazon.com/…/5a38b729-ab5d…/VLOGGING-POD 

Google Podcast- https://podcasts.google.com/…/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlY… 

Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/18cCNnHMqtduoPjtwCVRx3… 

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_GeFwLpdxQviPpCvMHQkw 

Stitcher-https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/vlogging-pod 

Podcast Addict- https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3544202 

IHeart Radio- https://iheart.com/podcast/84916780/ 

Brought to you by: https://www.sheshedstudios.net/