ICE Book by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Book Title: ICE by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult fiction, 380 pages
Genre: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Cozy
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: February 26, 2018
Tour dates: April 2 to 30, 2018
Content Rating: PG (It’s a murder mystery and there is mild violence. Very mild swearing no F-bombs. No on-stage sex scenes.)

Book Description:

The clues for a close-to-the-heart missing person’s case heat up when Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on the cold case.

When Sandy Lipton and her unborn child disappear, the court of public opinion finds young Chris Matheson guilty. Decades later, the retired FBI agent returns home to discover that the cloud of suspicion cast over him and his family has never lifted. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on this cold case to uncover what had happened to Sandy and her baby and the clues are getting hot!

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

This book blew my mind away 
The best book I read from Ms. Lauren Carr this year. This book blew my mind away. I thought I figured out who the killer is but I was wrong. When your an investigator and retired, your mind never stop solving mystery murders especially the cold case and the Geezer Squad. These guys are beyond amazing. My hats off to them. 
Being greedy always is badly and will always end in the deadly path. Second romance is sweeter than the first time. This book is so much of family love, hilarious and at the same time mesmerizing.  
This book is hard to put it down. I was glued right away. Ms. Lauren Carr, you nailed this book again. I cannot wait for your next book.

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About the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
​Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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Lauren, tell us a little bit about your new release, Ice.

Ice is an enthralling cold case mystery that follows a former FBI agent who joins forces with a group of retired specialists. As they search out clues from crimes in the past, dark secrets are finally brought to light, thawing out cases that were once ice cold.

Twenty-five years ago, Sandy Lipton and her unborn child disappeared, and the court of public opinion found Chris Matheson, a college senior, guilty. Decades later, the retired FBI agent returned to his family home to discover that the cloud of suspicion cast over him and his family had never lifted.

With the help of the Geezer Squad, Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on this cold case to uncover what had happened to Sandy and her baby and the clues are getting hot!

Tell us a little bit about your protagonist Chris Matheson.

The sudden death of his wife, killed during a terrorist attack in France, and the death of his father prompts Chris’s retirement as an investigator with the FBI. He moves back home to the family farm to live with his mother, who helps him to raise his three young daughters.

Notice that Chris is surrounded by women since he’s raising three little girls and lives with his mother, who is also dealing with the loss of her husband. But there is one male in his family for him to lean on. That’s Sterling, another retiree. He’s a law enforcement K-9, who recently lost his handler in an ambush.

What inspired you to have your male protagonist surrounded by women?

My own life. At one point, I was surrounded by men. I lived with my husband, son, and father-in-law (who has since passed away) under one roof. It was very frustrating because none of them seemed to understand me. We would actually get into arguments over their inability to understand. They’d go to the barber and pay ten dollars. I would go to the hairdresser and pay over a hundred, and they decided there was something wrong with me. Once, in the midst of this very frustrating period, someone pointed out to me, “Even your dogs are male.” That’s right. We had three big dogs and they were all male, too!

I actually went looking for a fluffy female purse dog because I was desperate for someone to understand me.

Chris Matheson is not so desperate. He handles the whole situation with humor. At one point, his six-year-old daughter sends him a text photo of Sterling, his German shepherd, who she has fitted with a tiara for a tea party. Chris jumps in his truck and rushes home to save him. From that point on, Chris takes Sterling everywhere with him.

While the women in his life may not understand him, Chris understands them. It is his depth of understanding women that aids him in solving a murder in ICE.

Your protagonist lives with his mother? Does she play a role in Chris’s investigation?

I love Doris Matheson. It was while going through the edits for ICE that I realized there is a lot of my late mother, who recently passed away, in Chris’s mother. Maybe that’s why I created her. She had married Chris’s father, a state police captain when she was only eighteen years old and has only recently been widowed. Yet, she is an emotionally strong woman, who has the ability to take charge of any situation. In one scene in ICE, Chris’s former boss, who is eight months pregnant, seems to go into early labor in their kitchen. While Chris and the local police lieutenant stand there in shock, Doris rushes in and takes over with such authority that the woman thinks she’s a doctor. Correcting her, Helen says she’s a librarian. But that’s okay because she reads a lot.

Like most mothers and sons, Chris and Doris share a loving relationship, but he’s not a momma’s boy by any means. Though, she does have the power to nag, which is how Chris ends up joining the Geezer Squad.

Tell us about the Geezer Squad.

The number one rule of the Geezer Squad is never talk about the Geezer Squad.

The Geezer Squad is a private team of detectives who work under the cover of a book club, which meets at the library where Doris is the director. Chris’s father formed the group after he got kicked out of his wife’s book club. After a couple of meetings to discuss actual books, they decided to combine their skills and talents to reopen the cold cases that keep them up at night.

Most of the squad members have families who would disapprove of them returning to doing investigative work, which is the reason for their secrecy.   

You release three, sometimes four, books a year. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Both. When I get really rolling with a storyline and the words are coming easily, I can’t stop. There have been times when I have been left alone that I’ll start getting stomach pangs and realize I hadn’t eaten all day long. But the words and flowing and I can’t stop. I’m energized and completely focused. That’s when my husband will drag me away from the laptop and out to dinner to get food into me.

Then, when I’ve finished a book—I’m exhausted. After I had finished writing ICE and sent in the manuscript, I slept twelve hours a day for three days. My husband thought I was sick. No, I wasn’t sick. I was exhausted.

Do you have a favorite character or one that is especially close to your heart?

Gnarly! I have a special place in my heart for Candidate for Murder, because that is Gnarly’s story. I dedicated it to the real Gnarly, who passed away from canine cancer only a few months after that book’s release.

Now, I have a special spot for Sterling, the German shepherd in Chris Matheson’s series. The real Sterling is Gnarly’s nephew, who landed in an animal shelter on the same day Gnarly passed away. We adopted him eleven days later. Sterling is goofier than Gnarly and his best friend is Thor, another pet in the Matheson household. That’s all I’ll say. You need to read Ice to meet Thor and Sterling.

What is the best gift you have ever received; do you still have it and who gave it to you?

I have to say Sterling. After we found out that Gnarly’s nephew, a pup from his sister’s litter, had been turned into an animal shelter on the same day that Gnarly passed away, my son Tristan insisted on getting him out as my Christmas present. Sterling and I bonded instantly. He truly helped to mend my broken heart over Gnarly. He was the best Christmas present ever!

What is next for you?

I am working on two books that I expect to be released early summer and another this fall.  

Look for the third Thorny Rose Mystery early this summer. Murder by Perfection.

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness taking a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, taught by Chef Natalie Stepford.

As if spending her date night cooking isn’t bad enough, Jessica is further annoyed when the beautiful, talented, successful businesswoman starts paying too much one-on-one time with Murphy. When Natalie ends up dead, the Thorny Rose detectives find togetherness doing what they do best. As they peel back the layers of the Stepford marriage, they discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.  

But wait! There’s more! Look for a Mac Faraday Mystery this fall! The next installment in the Mac Faraday Mysteries will be coming out just in time for Christmas – A Murder for Christmas (working title).

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Misadventures With The Boss by Book Kendall Ryan





by Kendall Ryan

Releases 24th  April

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At age twenty-nine, Piper Daniels is having the longest dry spell of her life. When she agrees to be set up on a blind date, she never expects it to end with the hottest sex of her life.
But when she discovers that her very well-endowed secret lover is also her new boss, heartless womanizer and cutthroat CEO Jackson Dane, she chalks it up to a one-time mistake and puts up her best professional front. But Jackson isn’t used to rejection, and if Piper thinks it’s going to be easy to move on from their tryst, she’s underestimated his determination.
I rated this book 5 *****’s
My favorite among the Misadventure series so far 
I so loved reading this new book. It is my new favorite among the Misadventure series so far. This book is beyond unbelievable. It is hilarious, feisty and hotness overload.  
I wish that I have the relationship between Piper and her sister. I am so envy. I loved that Piper is so feisty. This girl is so independent and that is willing to lost everything just to protect her precious gem.  
This book is hotness overload. Prepare to fan yourself. You might need extra panties with you.  
This book will rip your heart out too. Kleenex is necessary just a note. 
I cannot wait to read more of Misadventure series.




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Meet the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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My 2nd book postcard from Lithuania

I received this second book postcard from Lithuania. It is my 97th postcard that I received since I joined Postcrossing 11 months ago. This postcard took 12 days to arrive from Lithuania to New York. I liked the stamps too.

The postcard came from Mr. V. He is 62 years old. He likes to work, hunt, read books and travels a lot.  He visited 74 countries in the world.

Thank you so much Mr. V for this beautiful postcard and stamp too.

Misadventures With A Rookie Book by Toni Aleo

Misadventures with a Rookie
by Toni Aleo, New York Times bestselling author  
Release Date: April 10th



Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger.
So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible?
Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals.
But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?
I rated this book 4 ****’s
Love is unpredictable 
Hockey is one of my favorite sports to watch. I wish our local team made it to the play-offs but unfortunately they were stink this year. I hope that next year, they will improved. 
This book is fun to read if you like the sports hockey. It is a funny read and at the same time emotional. Love is unpredictable especially when it happened to Gus. This chick magnet heart is breaking from an ice girl named Bo. They are names are so unique and their attraction is instant.  
Bo’s experienced will teach many young girls. She is very strong and willing to endure the pain to let that special tiny man in her life have a bright future. This girl will pour your hearts out. Prepare a Kleenex by your side, you might need it.  
Gus had a different experienced when he was little. I liked his family. Any girl’s should have this kind of family.  
Misadventures of a rookie will teach you that though love is unpredictable. You should keep your heart open and be honest with each other. This is such a sweet read.  

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My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!

I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.

While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.

When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.

I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.

Also, I did mention I love hockey, right?

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Book Spotlight The Progeny by Tosca Lee

Book Details:

Book Title: The Progeny: A Novel by Tosca Lee
Series: Descendants of the House of Bathory (Book #1)
Category: YA Fiction, 352 pages
Genre: Thriller, (YA-leaning), Slight paranormal
Publisher: Howard Books
Release date: May 2016
Tour dates: March 26 to April 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes a story of love, ancient secrets, and survival. Book 1 in the House of Bathory duology.
When you wake up, you remember nothing. Not your name, or where you were born, or the faces of the people you knew. Just a single warning written to yourself before you forgot it all:

“Emily, it’s me. You.

Don’t ask about the last two years… Don’t try to remember and don’t go digging. Your life depends on it. Other lives depend on it.

By the way, Emily isn’t your real name. You died in an accident. You paid extra for that.”

You start over in a remote place with a new name, a fresh life. Until the day a stranger tells you you’re being hunted for the sins of a royal ancestor who died centuries before you were born.

You don’t believe him, until they come for you. Now you’re on the run.

Every answer you need lies in a past you chose to erase. The only thing you know for sure is that others are about to die and you need those memories back.

But first, you have to stay alive.

Praise for The Progeny:

“Be warned: once you start this book, it’s impossible to put down!”
– Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study

“Intriguing and romantic, I literally couldn’t put it down.”
– Jennifer L. Armentrout # 1 New York Times bestselling author

– Publishers Weekly

“[A] complex thriller with various turns and twists…A great choice for readers who enjoy their psychological thrillers with a historical twist.”
– Library Journal

– Romantic Times Book Reviews

“Filled with intrigue, romance, and reversals fans are sure to love.”
– Family Fiction

“The Progeny has risen to the top of my favorites list…I devoured every word of it.”
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The Center

No one speaks when you enter the Center for the last time. There’s no need. You’ve gone through the counseling, tests, and a checklist of preparations to get the plastic bracelet you wear the day of treatment. The one that saves a life. They don’t need to know why you’re doing it any more. Or that you lied about it all. Just the scratch of the stylus as you sign your name on the screen one last time.

A nurse takes me into a room and I lie down on the table. I give her the sealed packet—the only thing I brought with me. There’s cash, meds, and an address inside, the one for “after.” It’s a thousand miles away. She’ll pass it to the companion assigned to me. No point meeting her now.

I’m 21 years old and my name doesn’t matter because it’s about to be erased forever. I’m choosing to forget the ones I love, and myself, in the process.

They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But they don’t tell you that every detail comes screaming back to life. That you taste each bite of every meal you savored, feel the shower of every rain you walked in… smell the hair against your cheek before that last, parting kiss. That you will fight to hold on to every memory like a drowning person gasping for poisoned air.

Then everything you knew is gone. And you are still alive.

For now.

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Meet the Author:

“Superior storytelling.” – Publishers Weekly

“One of the most gifted novelists writing today.” -Steven James, bestselling author

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny and Firstborn, currently in development for television),Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign). A notorious night-owl, she loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video games and football with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband.

You can find Tosca at, on social media, or hanging around the snack table. (And be sure to check out Ismeni, the free e-short prequel to The Legend of Sheba!)

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Alfa Investigations Cover Reveal by Chelle Bliss





Alfa Investigations Series




by Chelle Bliss





Bestselling author and the creator of the Men of Inked series introduces her sexy new covers for her alpha male romance series, ALFA Investigations. 









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Sinful Intent (Book 1)

Unlawful Desire (Book 2)

Wicked Impulse (Book 3)







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From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss comes the next thrilling novel in the ALFA Investigations series, Guilty Sin, available on May 15th. 

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The men at ALFA Investigations are tough as nails, all about the chase, and love playing dirty. From ruthless criminals to wild women, they’ll stop at nothing to fight the bad guys and win the girl. 
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USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.