Blue Ridge Murder by Carolyn LaRoche – Book Blog Tour


Author: Carolyn LaRoche
Title: Blue Ridge Murder
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Marshall Brothers, #2
Release Date: September 26, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design

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A steadfast believer in “never again,” the only relationship parole officer Alayna Baron wants is with her job. When her roommate surprises her with a long weekend in the mountains, she reluctantly agrees—completely unaware it’s a singles matchmaking event. 

Widowed at a young age, Detective Evan Marshall thought he’d had his one chance at love. When his brothers send him away for the weekend, the thought of romance never crosses his mind. At least, not until he finds the intriguing Alayna stranded on the side of the road.

When an intense snowstorm closes the roads and bodies start piling up at the inn where they are staying, Evan and Alayna join forces in an attempt to keep the other guests safe. But even with a murderer hidden amongst them, Evan and Alayna find a spark neither are looking for. If only they can stay alive long enough to explore it.



He chuckled. “Winter Singles’ Weekend Getaway?”

Madeline hadn’t mentioned anything about it being a singles’ getaway. If this were true, her best friend would be hearing from her as soon as she had service again. What a waste of a trip—and a perfectly good vehicle. She had no intention of dating ever again, and her roommate knew that. He didn’t need to know she’d been duped though. 

Narrowing her eyes at his teasing tone, she crossed her arms over her chest. “Yeah. You got a problem with that?”

He held his hands up in mock surrender. “Not at all. My brothers signed me up for the same adventure as a gift. They think I’m depressed and it would cheer me up.”

“Depressed? That’s an interesting reason to send you on a dating retreat.” She shook her head, really beginning to consider the serial killer possibility. 

“They’re wrong.” He winked. 

Alayna shrugged. “My best friend thinks I need to spend more time with people my own age.”
He gave her an odd look but didn’t push the subject. “I can give you a ride the rest of the way. We can leave your car here for the tow truck. Then you won’t freeze to death waiting. In weather like this, it could take a while for them to get up here.”

Alayna looked from him to the car and back again. The temperature seemed to drop by the minute, and the snow fell faster and harder with each lost degree. She could realistically freeze to death by morning if she stayed. If she went, she could become the next missing person in the state of Virginia. Or she could be warm, dry, and fed within the hour. Her stomach growled, chiming in its vote for a meal.




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Science teacher by day, writer and baseball mom by night, Carolyn LaRoche lives near the ocean with her husband, two boys, rescue puppy and four cats. She loves crocheting, books, food videos and trying new recipes.



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Follow My Lead by Louisa Masters – Blog Tour


“A little drama, lots of humour, and hot, sexy steamy scenes. – Goodreads review
Author: Louisa Masters
Title: Follow My Lead
Series: A Joy Universe Novel
Genre: M/M Romance
Dimi Weston has always loved the theater—just not as much as loves managing things. His job at Joy Universe lets him manage to his heart’s content, and he fills his free time with community theater. Now, though, he’s being offered a promotion to his dream job: managing Joy Universe’s brand-new theater production company. JU really does make dreams come true—or so he thinks until he meets the ex-Broadway director he’ll have to work with.

Jason Philips is shocked to discover the hot younger guy he was trying to impress at a community theater is going to be managing the production company that just hired him. Scarred by the bad breakup of a long-term relationship, Jase is already nervous about getting back into dating… and now he’s accidentally offended the first guy he tried to flirt with and now has to work with.

As Dimi and Jason get stuck into the craziness of the theater, they have to contend with family, exes, and the nosiness of their colleagues, but nothing will stop them from making this venture a success.
It’s time to return to Louisa Masters’s Joy Universe and fan-favorite Dimi Weston. 
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Louisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was working out how to read romance novels without being discovered. As an adult, she feeds her addiction in every spare second, only occasionally tearing herself away to do things like answer the phone and pay bills. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she whines about the weather for most of the year while secretly admitting she’ll probably never move.
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Run With It by ML Nystrom – Blog Tour


Title: Run With It
Author: ML Nystrom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: MacAteer Brothers #1
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
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The struggle is real.  Beverly spends so much of her time juggling her four kids, a dead-beat ex, and two jobs that she never has time for herself or another man in her life.

Then Connor moves in next door.

Connor is healing from a hard break from his family and is working to find his own identity.  He has no interest in joining another one.

Then he meets his neighbor.

Two people building new lives. Two people with no time or energy for love. Bev and Connor are determined to stick to their plans, but life has other ideas—now they just have to run with it.

“Run With It” is a Dragon Runners motorcycle romance spin-off., featuring Connor from “Stud.”

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The man turned and looked at the wide front porch where my kids were holding the welcome wagon. Just my luck to have them squabbling loudly when our new neighbor was moving in.
As we moved to the driveway, I noticed he was a large man, broad and solid. I wore mom jeans with elastic at the waist, sneakers, and an oversized hoodie with a picture of our school mascot peeling from age. My hair was scraped back in its usual ponytail, and any scrap of makeup I had on from earlier today had worn off hours ago.
Please don’t be handsome too. Please don’t be handsome too, I prayed. It would be more of my luck to have a real hottie move in when I looked every bit of my age.
“I blocked you in, didn’t I?” His voice was deep and slightly accented with something European. Irish maybe? Ya ain’t from around here, are ya? floated through my mind in a deep Southern twang.
“Um… yeah. We were just leaving for the football game, and you’re makin’ us late,” Mattie told him. Not a shy bone in that kid’s body.
“Mattie, don’t be rude.”
The man didn’t seem to mind my son’s bold statement. “Sorry about that, lad. I didn’t realize you were leaving. Get on in your car there, and I’ll move my truck for you, yeah?”
As I got closer, his dark hair came into view. The lower half of his face sported a short beard of the same color. He wasn’t classically handsome, but he certainly wasn’t bad to look at either. His bright green eyes had small lines that radiated from them, making him around my age. He was definitely rugged, and his tanned skin made me think he worked outdoors a lot.
“Oy! Owen! Back out! These people have somewhere to be!” The man’s powerful yell made me jump.
The moving van jerked once as it reversed and backed into the street.
The man turned back to us. “I’ll park my truck on the street tonight, and we’ll figure out how to make it work later. Fair?”
“That’s very fair, Mister…?” I hedged.
“MacAteer. The name’s Connor MacAteer.” He held out a giant paw. Lord, the man was a bear!



I’ve had stories in my head since I was a child.  All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured my interest.  I’m a voracious reader, and have spent many hours in my life devouring books, therefore it’s only fitting I should write a few myself!  

I’ve spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean I’m pigeon-holed into one mold.  I’ve been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else I feel like exploring.  As one of my students said to me once, “Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities.”   I have no intention of ever stopping so welcome to my story world.  I hope you enjoy it!


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