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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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: Purr M for Murder by T.C. LoTempio

Excerpt, Giveaway, Purr M for Murder, T.C. LoTempio, Bea's Book Nook

Cats! Murder! How could I resist? :D Today I have an excerpt and a giveaway for you. I hope you enjoy. 


While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. She (and ROCCO, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime – the first volume, MEOW IF ITS MURDER, debuted Dec. 2, 2014. Followed by #2, CLAWS FOR ALARM. #3, CRIME AND CATNIP, is out this December. She, Rocco and Maxx make their home in Clifton, New Jersey, just twenty minutes from the Big Apple – New York. Catch up with them at www.tclotempio.com and www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Steph Reviews Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology by Avery Flynn, Heather Long, Kate Meader, et al

Publisher: Avery Flynn
Format Read: e-book
Source: From the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Buying Links: Amazon*iTunes | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

18 brand new sexy stories from bestselling authors, every one too steamy for the penalty box . . .

20% of royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Homes for our Troops, a charity that builds specially modified homes for injured veterans.

Get ready to fall in love with the smokin’ hot hockey players of the New Orleans Cajun Rage. After this season’s Cinderella run all the way to the Finals, these heroes have won the Cup—and now your heart is the goal.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Home Without Books, Can You Help? A Guest Post by Author Linda Poitevin

Today I'm delighted to have one of my favorite ladies and authors, Linda Poitevin, on the blog. Linda Poitevin is a writer possessed of both a light side and a dark one. On the dark side, she’s the author of the Grigori Legacy, an urban fantasy series featuring a hard-as-nails cop caught up in the war between Heaven and Hell. In her lighter moments, she writes the sweet and funny Ever After contemporary romance series. And when she’s not plotting the world’s downfall or next great love story, she’s a wife, mom, friend, coffee snob, gardener, walker of a Giant Dog, minion to the Itty Bitty Kitty, and avid food preserver (you know, just in case that whole Zombie Apocalypse thing really happens).

Today, though. she's not here to talk about a book, well, not one of her books. Let me turn things over to Linda and she'll explain.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Excerpt & Giveaway: The Supernatural Pet Sitter by Diane Moat

Excerpt, Giveaway, The Supernatural Pet Sitter, Diane Moat, Bea's Book Nook

How could I resist a book, a mystery even, about pets? Over the years I've owned or been owned by cats, a horse, turtles, fish, a dog, and guinea pigs. And I've done pet-sitting for family and friends, so this book was a natural. Today I have an excerpt and a giveaway for you, enjoy!

Diane is a Tennessee transplant, animal rescuer, and nurse. Dog Gone is her debut novel, born from years of hearing animal rescuers say about animal abusers, “If only I could get my hands on that person...” Diane is assisted by her many rescue dogs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Excerpt from After I Fall by Jessica Scott

Excerpt, After I Fall, Jessica Scott, Romance, Bea's Book Nook

One of my favorite romance authors has a new book out, "After I Fall". Today, I have an excerpt to share with you.

Jessica Scott is an Iraq war veteran, an active duty army officer and the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO.

She is the bestselling author of the Homefront series and the Falling series, both about soldiers and veterans adjusting to life after returning from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Her bestselling Falling series features soldiers integrating into life on college campuses.

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! Celebrate with a Giveaway!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Giveaway, Carle, #VHCday, Bea's Book Nook

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, usually on the first day of spring, is celebrated nationally at schools, libraries, and bookstores.  The Eric Carle museum, located in Amherst, MA, celebrates it every year with fun art activities. I've been to the museum and it's wonderful. They have amazing exhibits, not just on Eric Carle's works and fantastic programs for children. Today, with help from the publisher, we're celebrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day here at the Nook.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss

Series: A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery #2
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 8th, 2017
Buying Links: Amazon* | Kobo | Book Depository* | iTunes* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

Perfectly pressed. Perfectly proper. Perfectly deadly.

Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival—a haunted grape press. But before she can open the exhibit, she’s accused of stealing the antique press. And when her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to Maddie.

Solving the crime is the last thing on Maddie’s mind, but her mother insists she investigate. Does her mother have a secret agenda? And why has the local charity, Ladies Aid, seemingly gone gangster?

In this light, cozy mystery, haunted houses, runaway wine barrels, and murder combine in a perfect storm of chaos. Facing down danger and her own over-active imagination, Maddie must unearth the killer before she becomes the next ghost to haunt her museum.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bea Reviews The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

Series: A Brit in the FBI #4
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 14th, 2017
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | iTunes* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Catherine Coulter, the thrilling new novel in the remarkable series featuring Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine.
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine have a new mandate as the government’s Covert Eyes, assembling a handpicked team of top-notch agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. But their first case threatens to tear the fledgling team apart when the enigmatic thief known as the Fox reappears with a plea for help.

Master thief Kitsune has stolen the staff of Moses from the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, and now that she’s delivered, her clients are trying to kill her. On the run, she asks Nicholas and Mike to help her discover the true identity of her clients and stop the threat against her life. Under strict orders to arrest the Fox and bring her back to New York, the Covert Eyes team heads to Venice, Italy, to meet with Kitsune, and finds nothing is as it seems. Kitsune’s secret clients are the Koaths, a family descended from Moses himself, who will do anything, anything, to find Ark of the Covenant and wield its power, as their long and bloody history can attest. To execute their plan, they’ve spent years perfecting a machine that can control the weather, manipulating worldwide disasters that spin the entire globe into chaos.

From New York to Venice, from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop the Koaths and recover the famous Ark of the Covenant. But can they trust Kitsune, their sworn enemy, to help them save the world from a family of madmen?