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#review #seriesstarter #thriller The Dancing Girls (Detective Jo Fournier Book 1) by M.M. Chouinard

When Jeanine Hammond is found dead in a hotel in the picture-perfect town of Oakhust, newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier is thrown into a disturbing case. Who would murder this shy, loving wife and leave her body posed like a ballerina?

Jo wants to know why Jeanine’s husband is so controlling about money, and where Jeanine’s wedding ring is, but before she and her team can get close to the truth, another woman is found strangled in a hotel, arms placed gracefully above her head like a dancer.

While digging through old case files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases: each victim bears the same strangulation marks. But the FBI won’t take Jo seriously, and if she disobeys direct orders by investigating the killings outside of her jurisdiction, it will mean the end of the career she’s already sacrificed so much for, even her relationship.

Just as Jo is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims’ computers that make her question whether these small-town women were hiding big lies. Jo thinks this is the missing link between the victims, but she knows the killer is moments away from selecting his next victim. Will it lead her to the most twisted killer of her career in time, or will another innocent life be lost?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44058244-the-dancing-girls

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Girls-absolutely-nail-biting-Detective-ebook/dp/B07NRG8PFH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2I0C6JL8BPX3E&dchild=1&keywords=dancing+girls+book&qid=1599494755&sprefix=Dancing+girl%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-3

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Martin only had one thing on his mind the hunt and the kill, finding women who were married and wanting to cheat on their husbands. He despises those times of woman who did that, ever since  he was a child. Jo was a go forth til the case was solved but with everything in her life crashing and being forced to take vacation time she just wants to do what  she has to do and get the bad guy, especially after getting the call that a woman was found dead in a hotel room. The only real question is will she catch him or will Martin continue to kill to scratch his itch. This was an ok thriller very predictable in my opinion but still made you want to keep reading

Review by Twinsie Dee

M.M. Chouinard writes crime fiction (including suspense, procedurals, and cozies), and women’s fiction. M.M. Chouinard’s first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Just One (In The Dark 2) by CE Johnson


I’ve always been the strong one.

I stand my ground. I take no crap.

That’s probably why Finnegan O’Reilly hired me.

Apparently, self-control around Finn is my weakness.

But with the responsibility of taking care of my sick brother, there’s no time for romance in my life.

The day Daphne Jones swayed into my pub, it was like a tornado blew through the door.

The only thing she destroyed was my own rule. Don’t get involved with employees.

After our unforgettable one night stand, we both agreed to keep our hands to ourselves.

But with Daphne in danger, there’s no way I’m keeping my distance now.

I’m going to protect her. Even if it means, risking everything.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50165653-just-one

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1979095043/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Daphne has always done anything for other people she’s alway dropping everything at a drop of a hat to drive back  home to be there for her brother, and is not appreciated at all by her parents. Her mother does whatever she can to ignore her and not treat her like an actual daughter, so when tragedy strikes and she gets that phone call she’s always had a  feeling would come she’s does everything she can to keep busy and hold it all together. Finn O’Riley owns a local pub who has had a eye on Daphne since she walked into his pub asking for a job. They flirt and have hooked up a clueless of times so when she needs him to lean on  he’s there without a doubt to protect her. With everything going on will these two finally come together more then a casual hookup. OMG FInn O’Riley I freaking fell in love with this character *swoon sigh dreamy eyes* and my heart just breaks for Daphne and I was rooting for her everytime something crazy happened to her. Yo will definitely love this book and it keeps you on your toes til the very end.

Review by Twinsie Dee

C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels.

When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.

She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #Novella #Cliffhanger – Seek, Project XOL Book #1 by Amabel Daniels

Seek

It’s been months since Cassidy Shaw has heard from her mother, Rosa, a world-renown scientist. When she does, it’s in the form of an urgent edict to retrieve a key. Arriving at Rosa’s apartment in Cincinnati, Cassidy encounters strangers. One man who seems determined to silence her. The other, could he be her savior?

Luke Dixon enters the fray, believing his neighbor is being attacked. Never one to ignore someone in distress, he’s then shocked to realize he’s the one needing rescue. Bound together through violence, Cassidy and Luke must come to trust each other as they embark on a search, armed only with the key and Rosa’s cryptic directions. It’s a journey with unexpected answers and decades-old research. A search with more questions…and a lethal enemy who returns when least expected.

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I received this book from the author.

I love a new type of book and to me this book sounded new and exciting.  A mystery to find out about Rosa and what’s up.

Cassidy gets a weird letter with a weirder vibe from her distant, adoptive mom.  When she goes to her apartment to get what her mom wants, she is attacked but soon saved by a hot stranger who happens to be Rosa’s neighbor.

Luke is wondering why Rosa’s door is open when he hears a struggle.  Soon he is fighting for his and this strange lady’s life.  They think they are ok and then end up on the run after an explosion rocks them.

While running they two soon start to discover a bit about the other while also trying to stay a bit distant because they don’t know if the other is involved in the attack.

As the two start to put pieces together they are even more lost as to who the other is…her with her secret Mr. Zero and him with his past life of “Murder” but they are still on the run trying to figure out what Rosa’s gotten them involved in!!

Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, three adventurous daughters, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”