Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Musing Mondays

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I am a day late (due to life, homework, and bronchitis), but here is my Musing Monday:

Musing Monday's is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jen at her blog Books and a Beat.
The Butler: A Witness to History
I'm currently reading: The Butler by Wil Haygood
Under normal circumstances, I would have had this read in a day. However, life has not let me. Although I should be finished with it by tomorrow night. I will say, fantastic read and I look forward to seeing the movie :)
 
Up Next I will be reading:
 
 The Girl on the Train by
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed - A Memoir of the Cleveland KidnappingsFinding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed - A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings by

I blogged about a publicity tour for Unveiled by Ruth Vincent 

My review for

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui, Linda Coverdale

A blitz for Running on Empty by Meg Benjamin

A blitz with giveaway for Hard to Regret by Kris Pearson

A book blast for Sight Unseen by Erin Leigh Crisp

A year long book tour with a wonderful group called The US of Books Tour with a different book review each week

A release blitz for Still Air by Freya Barker

An excerpt for a new series The Star-Crossed Series by Braxon A. Cosby

A book blast for Scandal's Splendor by Collette Cameron

A cover reveal for a good book called The Theif by Author Michelle Hauf

 

 

 

Unveiled By Ruth Vincent












Inside the Book:







Title: Unveiled: A Changeling P.I. Novel

Author: Ruth Vincent

Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Pages: 320

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy

Format: Ecopy 


Following the events of Elixir, Mabily “Mab” Jones’ life has returned to normal. Or as normal as life can be for a changeling, who also happens to be a private detective working her first independent case, and dating a half-fey.

But then a summons to return to the fairy world arrives in the form of a knife on her pillow. And in the process of investigating her case, Mab discovers the fairies are stealing joy-producing chemicals directly from the minds of humans in order to manufacture their magic Elixir, the dwindling source of their powers. Worst of all, Mab’s boyfriend Obadiah vows to abstain from Elixir, believing the benefits are not worth the cost in human suffering—even though he knows fairies can’t long survive without their magic.

Mab soon realizes she has no choice but to answer the summons and return to the Vale. But the deeper she is drawn into the machinations of the realm, the more she becomes ensnared by promises she made in the past. And in trying to do the right thing, Mab will face her most devastating betrayal yet, one that threatens everything and everyone she holds most dear.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Ruth Vincent spent a nomadic childhood, moving across the USA, culminating in a hop across the pond to attend Oxford. But wherever she wanders, she remains ensconced within the fairy ring of her imagination. Ruth recently traded the gritty urban fantasy of NYC for the pastoral suburbs of Long Island, where she resides with her roguishly clever husband and a cockatoo who thinks she’s a dog.

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Excerpt:
I’m wiping down the counters when I get ambushed by Callie and Anna. Callie grabs my arm and together with Anna she pushes me into the corner furthest from the students. “What in the world of coffee beans are you guys up to now?” I cross my arms over my chest to make it perfectly clear that I’m not okay with whatever cockamamie scheme they’ve cooked up now.
Anna looks at me and smiles in an obvious but unsuccessful attempt to look innocent. “It’s just that we think it’s time we see the Youth Center where you spend all your time.”
Yeah, right. I roll my eyes at her. “You don’t really expect me to believe that you want to see the Youth Center to check out my life’s work.”
Callie bobs her head. “We’ve been meaning to go down there for ages.”
“Yeah,” Anna jumps in. “Logan always made it sound like the first circle in hell.”
I raise an eyebrow at the troublemaking pixie. Of course, she would want to jump into the first circle of hell. “Most people try to avoid Dante’s Inferno.” I don’t know why I bother trying to dissuade her. She obviously has no fear of things ‘normal’ people avoid like gangs and violence and such. She even admits to starting to fall for Logan before she realized he was an undercover cop.
“We just need to make sure we can eliminate anyone from the Youth Center as possible suspects. You know – up close and personally – then we need to find this rapist before he strikes again. It’s time to get to the bottom of this.” Callie makes an impassioned speech. I look down but, to my surprise, no soap box has magically appeared under her feet.
“I thought you guys promised not to go to the Youth Center.” I make one last ditch effort to keep Callie and Anna safely away from this investigation.
“I promised to not go running around. I will definitely not be doing any running.” Anna shakes her head and points at her feet. As if those high-heeled boots would ever stop her from running head-on into turmoil.
Callie shrugs. “I never actually said the words ‘I promise’. There’s definitely some kind of loophole there.”
“Fine!” I throw my hands in the air in defeat. “We’ll head over in my car after the bakery closes this afternoon.”
The dynamic duo immediately jumps up and down before rushing back into the kitchen giggling. And I’m the young one?\

About the Author:
 I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage, every once in a while, to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job


and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I decided to follow the husband to Istanbul for a few years where I managed to churn out book after book. But ten years was too many to stay away from ‘home’. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book. 


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