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Casualty of Court – No couch for Dr Ed

Fern and Raven are interviewed together… and someone has an attitude. Interesting! Have you preordered yet?

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We’re having a change of venue this week, since Dr Ed Case has own office in a rather affluent location in the City Centre. Much to Annie’s relief – she gets her space back, although she has requested a full steam clean to get rid of the lingering fragrances from CeeCee’s incense sticks. I think the Cedar wood was a step too far for her.

Anyway, Dr Ed’s therapy suite is on the thirteenth floor of the auspicious Rizzolo building, with spectacular views of the city and the River Rizzle. It should make the characters feel relaxed, unless they have a fear of heights, that is.

First up, as is the norm, we have Fern. She’s taking the lift right now and will be with us shortly. She won’t be alone, however. Dr Ed has asked Raven to join her. He has an altogether different approach to his questioning; his…

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“Mansa Musa: The Richest Man in History” by Mike McCraw

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Mansa Musa: The Richest Man in History

by Mike McCraw

Genre: Children’s Books/History/African

2.99 at time of posting!

Ruler, scholar, statesman, and devout man of faith; Mansa Musa was a 14th century African emperor who reigned over the Mali Empire from 1312 to 1337. Learn of his accomplishments as king and how he came to be known as the richest man in history.

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“Negroland: A Memoir” by Margo Jefferson

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Negroland: A Memoir

by Margo Jefferson

Genre: Memoirs/Historical Study/Social Study/African-American

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015
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Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2015
Los Angeles Times: 31 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015
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At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac—here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.

Born in upper-crust black Chicago—her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation’s oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite—Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, “a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty.”

Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments—the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of postracial America—Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance.

(With 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.)

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#CoverReveal “P.S. I Hate You” by Winter Renshaw

Coming March 28th

Dear Isaiah,

Eight months ago, you were just a soldier about to be deployed and I was just a waitress, sneaking you free pancakes and hoping you wouldn’t notice that my gaze was lingering a little too long.

But you did notice.

We spent a “week of Saturdays” together before you left, and we said goodbye on day eight, exchanging addresses at the last minute.

I saved every letter you ever sent, your words quickly becoming my religion.

But you went radio silent on me months ago, and then you had the audacity to walk into my diner yesterday and act like you’d never seen me in your life.

To think … I almost loved you and your beautifully complicated soul.

Almost.

Whatever your reason is—I hope it’s a good one.

Maritza the Waitress

PS – I hate you, and this time … I mean it.

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw is a bona fide daydream believer. She lives somewhere in the middle of the USA and can rarely be seen without her trusty Mead notebook and ultra portable laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s living the American dream with her husband, three kids, and the laziest puggle this side of the Mississippi.

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#CoverReveal “Secret Gold” by Maegan Cook

Title: Secret Gold
Author: Maegan Cook
Genre: Young Adult
Cover Designer: Alice Bessoni
Release Date: April 7, 2018
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

In a world where magic is the lifeblood of society and the fantastic is just as accessible as modern technology, finding your soulmate should be as easy as flicking a wand, right? Even with the mass production of a luxury magical device called a Soul Tracker explicitly designed to assist hopeless romantics, the odds are still stifling.

Add to this that one’s level of magic is genetically set, and Margerie Krietz’s hopes of ever meeting her soul mate are slim to none. Margerie’s magic aptitude test scores are abysmal, and as the potential heiress of a rather large and influential magic device business, she finds herself at risk of losing her birthright.

Desperate to boost her grades her senior year, Margerie reaches out to her professor for help — but when her tutor turns out to be the handsome heir to a competing conglomerate, it becomes apparent that her path to success is more convoluted than ever.

 

By the time the bus let Margerie off on the corner where Saraf would meet her, she was fifteen minutes early, of course; but her mood hadn’t diminished, and she took a great gulp of the frigid air, letting out a cloud of breath that she gently held in the air with magic. Her smile widened at the accomplishment. If she stayed focused for a few more days, her dreams just might come true, and she’d make her family proud.
“What do you look so cheerful about?” the gruff grunt of a question announced Saraf’s arrival behind her.
“It’s a beautiful day.” she turned to face her scowling tutor, elated he was early for once.
He glanced around, his expression perplexed. “It’s as gray as the tundra and three times as cold. What are you talking about?”
“I’ll show you when I get my wand out. Where are we studying today?” Margerie chirped, excitement building to show off what she’d practiced.
Saraf’s scowl softened slightly. “Progress?”
Margerie nodded, adjusting her bag.
He shrugged in his fluffy coat. “All right, follow me. The cafe is pretty quiet, so it’s a perfect place to show off.”
“Oh.” Margerie fell into step with Saraf. “You’ve got something to show off? How surprising.”
“Grinning like an idiot in subarctic weather and jokes, you are in a weird happy mood, today. What, did you get laid?”
She felt the hot blush creep up her cheeks. “N-No!”
He slid her a sideways glance but said nothing more as he turned and opened the door to a small, dimly lit cafe.

Maegan Cook is an up and coming writer with many projects in the works. She has currently published two Ebooks, a couple of graphic novels, and is working on a sci-fi novel and a romance novella. When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, she spends time working in the garden, catering to her dog’s every whim, or taking long drives in the countryside with her partner in crime.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Massage & Murder (A Cozy Spa Mystery Book 1)” by Jenn Cowan

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“Don’t make me arrest you, Autumn.” His voice low and almost growling.

I scoff. “For what?”

“The list is growing, but right now you’re the last person to see the victim alive. You’re our primary suspect. You have means, motive and opportunity.”

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He’s really making a case against me. The room is spinning or am I spinning? I can’t tell. This can’t be happening. I feel sick. Sure, I hate April…hated her. Envisioned killing her multiple times, but I would never do it. I’m not a killer. I’m a healer. Surely, Travis knows that. Then again maybe he doesn’t.

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Everyone in town has a motive to kill April, but who actually did? It’s the million-dollar question, one I have to prove before Travis decides to pin the murder on me.

~ About the Book ~

Title: Massage & Murder

Author: Jenn Cowan

Genre: Cozy Mystery

 

I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist.

A professional.

A healer.

Not a killer.

 

When a client ends up dead on my massage table, I become the number one suspect.

I have Means.

Motive.

Opportunity.

But I didn’t kill her.

The clock is ticking, someone is stalking me, I have to find out who before I end up in jail or worse…dead.

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~ Author Bio ~

Jenn Cowan is the author of several genres and pen names under Jenna Richert and J.R. Cowan. When she’s not writing you can find her in her massage office working on clients, cooking up a storm in her kitchen, singing and dancing with her hubby at a concert, cheering on the sidelines for her kiddos or cozied up by the fire reading a novel. She loves a good mystery and a happily ever after.

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Wacky Wednesday!

Siblings. Our first playmates … and our first enemies! 😀

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