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pro_reader_120reviews_200_120    auto_approvals_120 Let’s talk aboufavorited_reviews_120t books. What type of book do you like to read? Do you stick to the same authors or are you willing to take a chance on something radically different from your norm? I have a cluster of authors that I gobble up the new books they put out like a binge eater…all in one sitting. And in between waiting for said authors to put out the next book, I have a group of “fill in” authors. And then there are the ones I read because I am so very curious about everything. It has been pointed out to me that my reading list is probably linked to Homeland Security but how can you have an opinion on anything if you haven’t fully researched it?

On my bookshelf you will find every James Patterson novel, every Laurell K. Hamilton, every Stuart Woods, Harlan Coben, Catherine Coulter, Iris Johansen, Anne Rice, Laura Childs, Tom Clancy, George R.R.Martin, Kim Harrison, Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow, Sara Blaedel along with all the classics. I don’t do romance books, no heaving bosoms or glistening abs for me.

Reading is a magical thing that can take you places you would never have access to in the living world. I love everything about books. The cover, the feel and smell of the paper, it all has to come together for me.  Books are like a good friend who stays around. My grandmother told me once “Never get rid of a book or your land.”  I paid attention to that one. Not so much on the other advice, much to the chagrin of my mother.

So here we are going to be talking about books. What we’ve read, what we are reading and what we hope to read. I find it so interesting that two people can read the same book and have totally different takes on it. But that is the fun of books and imagination. Everyone’s is different and I am intrigued by those different opinions.

Stick around for some really good, new authors I have found and feel free to make suggestions and comments!  Join us on Facebook for free books, authors looking for reviewers and new releases and giveaways! On Twitter @GaPirate  Email me at piratepatty@hotmail.com. Have your Marketing people or Publisher contact me for reviews.

THE CHRISTMAS WISHING TREE by EMILY MARCH * An Eternity Springs Novel*

The Christmas Wishing Tree (Eternity Springs, #15)

I would love to live in Eternity Springs. It is truly a magical place.

Devin is perfectly happy with his life. Being a fishing guide in Australia with no wife or kids. And he loves coming home to his family in Eternity Springs. And it is during that Christmas visit that mysterious and magical things begin to happen. Doing a good deed ruins his phone and the one he has borrowed is apparently the number for the North Pole. So when he gets a Christmas Eve call from a little boy in Nashville who really wants a Dad for Christmas, something about it pulls at him.

In Nashville, Dr. Jennifer Stockton is celebrating Christmas Eve with her son when all hell breaks loose as the doors are broken down, and a SWAT team with guns is staring at her. She has been swatted. But who is this mysterious stalker who keeps finding her and terrorizing her and her son, Reilly?

When the two finally meet in Eternity Springs, Devin and all the guys are determined to help Jenna and uncover her stalker.

Will her phone Santa come through? Will she finally be able to find peace and safety for herself and Reilly? You will have to read this one to find out.

A story of family, love, healing and maybe a bit of magic!

Netgalley/September 25th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

 

Coming Soon To A Bookstore Near You

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Can you believe how fast September is flying by? I can thankfully say I have read all 32 of my books for October! And the reviews have been turned in.

These are the first ones of mine coming out the first week of October. The cozies were awesome, the thrillers were thrilling and the time slip one blew me away.

We have a ton of festivals, sick people and severe weather the rest of this week so enjoy your week, stay safe and for heaven’s sake, Read a book!’

xx Patricia

A KILLING BY THE SEA by KATHLEEN BRIDGE (A By The Sea Mystery #2)

A Killing by the Sea (A By the Sea Mystery #2)

The breathtaking barrier island of Melbourne Beach, Florida, is every tourist’s fantasy—until murder washes ashore . . .  

Indialantic By The Sea in Melbourne, Florida, is home for Liz Holt. Has been for generations and now she is back home after a bad relationship and an injury she would rather not talk about. Back with Aunt Amelia and the quirky characters who own the shops in the Emporium, she is feeling safe and loved and just maybe she can write again.

But before she can settle in to write, a body washes up on their beach. The body of a local fisherman. But it doesn’t look to Liz like an accident. So with their big Pirate’s Weekend coming up and her guy, Ryan, she’s poking her curious nose in dangerously close to a killer while a hurricane is getting closer by the moment.

There is a lot of action going on in this second book of the series. The characters are what make the book. They are all so well done and real. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Netgalley/September 25th 2018 by Lyrical Underground

 

THE GUILTY DEAD by P.J.Tracy

 

The Guilty Dead (Monkeewrench, #9)

The Guilty Dead is the ninth book in P.J. Tracy’s addictive and internationally bestselling Twin Cities series.

All of our favorite characters are back! And all hell is breaking loose!

Magozzi and Grace are about to have a new baby any day now. and Monkeewrench has come up with new software to track possible terror threats. Things are humming along and then they are going at a break neck speed to find a killer and maybe a terrorist cell.

Last year Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and famous in Minnesota, lost his only son Trey to a heroin overdose. Or so the police say. But Gregory doesn’t believe it. Months before the anniversary of his death, Gregory hires a PI to investigate. But on the anniversary, Gregory is found dead, an apparent suicide.

But Magozzi and Gino aren’t quite sure how that would work since the man used his right hand to pull the trigger when he is left-handed. Their digging uncovers more questions than answers and when a second body is discovered, things get crazy.

As Grace and Harley and Crew are working with the Feds to try out their new software the first hit they get is chatter about City Hall. And outside the bodies keep piling up. But are they related to Norwood’s death or the terror threat?

In a race against time they will all have to work together to make sure they stay alive and find the truth.

Reading P.J.Tracy is like going on a roller coaster ride! Twists, turns, round and round and she still manages to give us rich characters and a great story!

This is the first book out with just P.J., following her mother’s death in 2016 and I think she would be very proud of this one! I for one am looking forward to the next one!

Netgalley/September 11th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books

 

SILVER ANNIVERSARY MURDER by LESLIE MEIR

Silver Anniversary Murder (Lucy Stone #25)

This is the 25th of the Lucy Stone Mysteries starring Lucy Stone from Tinker’s Cove, Maine.

I have enjoyed reading about Lucy and her family and friends over the years.

Unfortunately this one did not impress me. I was bored through 75% of the book and then there was a lot of action and the end.

The plot line itself was a bit of a reach and there was just not much to the story.

Netgalley/Kensington September 25, 2018

RISING OUT OF HATRED THE AWAKENING IF A FORMER WHITE NATIONALIST BY ELI SASLOW

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

Eli Saslow is an author and a staff writer for The Washington Post, where he travels the country to write in-depth stories about the impact of major national issues on individual lives. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about the rise of food stamps and hunger in the United States. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017. 

I had read some of Saslow’s interviews on this before. This is more in-depth and while it made me uncomfortable I was curious.

How does the heir apparent to the KKK, Derek Black, godson of David Duke and son of Don Black, suddenly change his name and his back on the entire organization?

Well, it didn’t happen overnight. Derek is an intelligent man. Yes, he started a web page for White Children when he was a child, he was indoctrinated into this belief system by his father and his godfather. However he didn’t just take their word on white supremacy, he traveled, he studied and he knew more about history than most history majors.

So when he made the choice to attend a liberal arts college in Florida he tried to stay under the radar. And that worked for a time. It was there that he became friends with immigrants, Jews and started questioning what he had been taught.

The college could have ostracized him, kicked him out, made him quit. But the students didn’t do that. They invited him to Shabbat. They entered into a discourse that would eventually lead to Black taking back everything he had preached and going off grid.

The White Nationalists were given a prize with Trump. They saw someone who said things they wanted to hear. The only thing they clashed on was Israel. Trump himself is a rabble-rouser and these guys took that as a sign to be more and more violent and confrontational.

As uncomfortable as most of the book made me, I am better for having read it.

Netgalley/Doubleday September 18, 2018