Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Book Review: 'Twas The Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost

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Author: Jacqueline Frost
Series: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery #2
Audience: +18
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Release Date: November 13th 2018
My Rating: 4 Cups
Source: Netgalley
Blurb (from Goodreads):
A Christmas delight, ’Twas the Knife Before Christmas will charm the stockings off readers of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier.

It’s out of the cupcake tin, into the fire for Holly White’s best friend, Caroline. Can Holly clear Caroline’s name in time to go caroling?


When a body turns up in the dumpster behind Caroline’s Cupcakes, Holly White is horrified to learn her best friend Caroline is the main suspect. Everyone in town, including Mistletoe, Maine’s sheriff, saw Caroline fighting with the victim on the night of his death. Worse, Caroline’s fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, a custom-designed marble rolling pin.

Now, just ten days before Christmas, Holly’s up to her jingle bells in holiday shenanigans and in desperate need of a miracle. Juggling extra shifts at her family’s Christmas tree farm and making enough gingerbread jewelry to satisfy the crowd is already more than she can handle—and now she has to find time to clear her best friend of murder. Add in her budding relationship with the sheriff, and run-ins with an ex-fiancé looking to make amends, and Holly’s ready to fly south until springtime.

But her Sherpa-lined mittens come off when Caroline is taken into custody. Can Holly wrap up the case in time for Christmas…even after she gains the true killer’s attention? Find out in ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas, Jacqueline Frost’s second pine-scented Christmas Tree Farm mystery.
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Blog Tour Book Review: The Darkest Captive by Gena Showalter

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The demon possessed beast wants his beauty back, and he’ll do anything to win her. Even war with a god king.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes THE DARKEST CAPTIVE, a new novella in her addictive bestselling Lords of the Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today

The Darkest Captive by Gena ShowalterAuthor: Gena Showalter
Series: Lords of the Underworld #14.5, 1001 Dark Nights #94
Audience: +18
Genre: Paranormal romance
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date: December 4th 2018
My Rating: 4 Cups
Source: InkSlinger PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
 
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series…

For centuries, Galen the Treacherous has been the most hated immortal in the Underworld. With good reason! This bad boy of bad boys has lied, stolen, cheated and killed with abandon. Possessed by the demons of Jealousy and False Hope, he has always lived for a single purpose: destroy everything. Then he met her.

Former demon turned human femme fatale — Legion Honey — sought to kill Galen, but ended up parting with her virginity instead. Afraid of their sizzling connection, she ran away…and ended up trapped in hell, tortured and abused in the worst of ways. Now she’s free, and a shell of herself, afraid of her own shadow.

Galen’s hunger for Legion has only grown. Now the warrior with nothing to lose must help her rekindle the fire that once burned inside her. But as desires blaze white-hot, will Legion run again? Or will the unlikely pair succumb to love at long last?
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Blogmas Day 9: 2019 Books I Want To Read - Debut Authors

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Hello my dear book lovers! Sorry for missing a day, but I had a pretty crappy day yesterday. So a few days ago there was a prompt on Bookending Winter about 2019 releases we're excited to read, and since I had a similar idea for Blogmas, I decided to break my list of 2019 releases into two groups: debuts and releases by authors I already had read in the past. So if you want to check the second group, go check out the link above. Today I'm going to share some of the 2019 debuts I'm excited about. Let's start.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Blogmas Day 8: 2018 Best New Authors

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Happy Sunday my dear readers and welcome to day 8 of Blogmas! We all know I love discovering new authors, and there's even a reading challenge that helps me keep track of how many new authors I've discovered in a year. There's no way for me to reach my goal of 100 new authors by the year's end (thank you, reading slump), but so far I've read 52 stories by new authors, which to me is very impressive. Of these, a few authors have impressed me enough to make me a fan, so here are some of my favorite authors I've discovered in 2018.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Blogmas Day 6: 2018 The End of the Year Book Tag

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Welcome to Day 6 of Blogmas! I promised yesterday that I would make up for missing a day, so today I'm going to write Day 6, and tomorrow I'll have two posts for Blogmas.

I saw this tag over on Kal's blog and it sounded to much fun, that I decided to do it, even if no one tagged me :) .This tag was created by Ariel Bissett, so go check out her original video. Let's start

Friday, December 7, 2018

Blogmas Day 7: Spinning The Yarn - Christmas Edition

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Spinning The Yarn is a weekly feature here at Ruby's Books in which I share some of my favorite knitting and crochet patterns inspired by books, with the occasional movie and TV show fandoms. 

Hello my dear book lovers and welcome to day 7 of Blogmas. I know I missed a day yesterday, but I'll make it up to you tomorrow with a double post, I promise. Today's post is all about Christmas crafts. If you've been here for a while you're probably familiar with my Spinning The Yarn feature, where I share some of my favorite free knitting and crochet patterns.

All of these patterns today make awesome gifts, guys. If it were me, I'd love to get a handmade gift. It is very thoughtful, it will most likely be unique, and you can make it very personal and incorporate designs and themes that the person you're giving it to cares about.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bookending Winter Day 6: 2019 Releases I'm Excited To Read

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Welcome to another day of Bookending Winter. Today's Bookending Winter prompt from Imogen is all about the 2019 books that we're excited to read. I have a similar post for Blogmas scheduled for sometime next week, so I thought I'd divide my lists into two. this week, for Bookending Winter, I'm going to talk about the releases from authors I already am familiar with, while for next week, I'm going to make a list of 2019 Debuts I'm excited for. So without further ado, let me tell you about

2019 Releases I'm Excited To Read


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