Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday's Favorites: The Miss Mirren Mission

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Miss Mirren Mission' by Jenny Holiday, a book I read in April 2015.

The Book: Loving her would be his downfall..

To society, the Earl of Blackstone cuts a mysterious figure. He is eligible, withdrawn, and endlessly fascinating. Yet as an integral part of London’s underground spy ring intent on defeating Napoleon, Blackstone has no mistress but the cause.

Miss Emily Mirren is considered “unbiddable” by the ton. She wields a fierce intellect, which she channels into her own secret cause—writing an abolitionist newspaper column under a male pseudonym.

When Emily’s aims clash with Blackstone’s, they stray into a dangerous game of attraction and subterfuge, and secrets are the going currency. And in order to complete the most important mission of his career, Blackstone must thwart Emily, even if it breaks both their hearts. 

The Facts:

Publication Date:                         March 24th, 2015
Pages:                                          283
Genre:                                         Historical Romance, Mystery
Average Goodreads Rating:        3.95
Average Amazon Rating:             4.1

Praise for 'The Miss Mirren Mission':

This turned out to be a great gamble and a great book - a regency era romance with a compelling hero and heroine and an involving plot to boot.  4 out of 5 Stars.

‘The Miss Mirren Mission’ is a fast-paced, entertaining story that pairs an intelligent, determined social reformer with a reclusive, somewhat grouchy earl – who also happens to be a crack spy.

Not only is this book a great romance but I also really enjoyed the way the author slowly reveals the characters secrets. There was definitely a lot of mystery in this book and it made me anxious to read more and more.
I really loved this book and couldn’t stop reading.

Buy Links:

This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Books and iTunes.

About the Author:

Jenny Holiday started writing in fourth grade, when her awesome hippie teacher, between sessions of Pete Seeger singing and anti-nuclear power plant letter writing, gave the kids notebooks and told them to write stories. Most of Jenny’s featured poltergeist, alien invasions, or serial killers who managed to murder everyone except her and her mom. She showed early promise as a romance writer, though, because nearly every story had a happy ending: fictional Jenny woke up to find that the story had been a dream, and that her best friend, father, and sister had not, in fact, been axe-murdered.

From then on, she was always writing, often in her diary, where she liked to decorate her declarations of existential angst with nail polish teardrops. Eventually she channeled her penchant for scribbling into a more useful format. After picking up a PhD in urban geography, she became a professional writer, spending many years promoting research at a major university, which allowed her to become an armchair astronomer/historian/particle physicist, depending on the day. Eventually, she decided to try her hand again at happy endings—minus the bloodbaths.

For more information about Jenny Holiday and her books please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Release Event 'On Thin Icing' by Ellie Alexander

Welcome to the release event for 'On Thin Icing' by Ellie Alexander! This is the third book in the Bakeshop Mystery series and is now available!

About the Book: to Torte- a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up...until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

“An intriguing new series.” – Reader to Reader

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules's own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit...and make sure he gets his just desserts.

“A delectable tale of murder and intrigue.” – Portland Book Review on ‘Meet Your Baker’

For more information please visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Powells.  

Don't miss out on the first two books:

About the Author:

Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to learn more. 

For more information please visit Ellie Alexander on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Triple chocolate cookie mix, Alpine spiced cider, Collection of Stash teas, Collection of gourmet hot chocolates, Oxford tea towel, Signed copy of ‘On Thin Icing’ US only.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions
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