Friday, May 8, 2015

Book Review: Stages & Thieves by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba






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Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba will be on tour May 4-8 with her novel Stages & Thieves

One fateful July morning forever changed the lives of Sémya Slotin and her best friend Polliannah Guryev. Vincent Edgerton, the only man Sémya has ever loved, was taken from her by an explosion and a fire that she couldn’t understand, trust, nor explain. It left her alone, hurt, angry and desperately seeking answers. On top of everything, she is also incredibly hormonal; Sémya Slotin is going to be a mother. Polliannah just healed from losing her husband but seeing her best friend grieving is not only breaking her heart, it has been a strain on their once close-knit relationship. She is afraid that Sémya will completely disappear into her grief. Thankfully, Polliannah can always seek refuge with the handsome Chief Superintendent James Connelly. In the past three months, he has become her safe haven. But when they finally give in to each other and Jim reveals his true feeling for her, Polliannah pulls away. Is she ready to put herself out there again? Then all of the sudden, Sémya, the pregnant Detective Extraordinaire is chasing art thieves across the globe, making dangerous deals and finally meeting her father… It’s all about ex-lovers and new ones, a priceless painting, con artists, baby bumps, an impromptu trip to Moscow, designer dresses, teacakes, a birthday ball and reconnecting with your roots. With everything that has happened this year, Sémya and Polliannah are more vulnerable and exposed than they have ever been. Will Jim’s love and trust be enough to ease Polliannah’s doubts? Will Sémya find out what happened to Vincent? Welcome to the Stages & Thieves saga, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. 


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AUTHOR BIO: I’m over 30. I was born in Quebec City, Canada. I grew up in France and in Gabon. I speak English & French fluently. Pizza is my favorite dish. Black Forest Cake is my favorite dessert. I met Michael Jackson when I was eleven. I loathe vodka but love gin, wine and tequila. I'm obsessed with Robbie Williams and Michael Fassbender. I call Toronto my home. I love reading. I love dancing. I love watching exciting TV shows. I love my life... most days. I'm a major goof. I can't stand intolerance. I'm curious, cheeky and oh so opinionated! 
 
Author website: http://iamdanielle-claude.com 
 
 
 
Book Review:
 
 This is the first time that I have read anything by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba.   It was an enjoyable read and kept me entertained from start to finish!  Reading Stages & Thieves made me appreciate my own life even more and know that I am blessed within my life, although sometimes that may be hard to see.  Sémya Slotin and Polliannah are shown as strong and motivated women.  I love reading stories about women like them  They are inspirational and honestly even motivating. Grab yourself a copy and one for a friend while your at it!  I know you will enjoy it!  
 
Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and have not been influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Book Review: Lowcountry Boneyard (A Liz Talbot Mystery Book 3) by Susan M. Boyer



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 609 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (April 21 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SHNYOWW
The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.
But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.
Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.
Related subjects include: women sleuths, private investigators, cozy mysteries, murder mysteries, book club recommendations, Southern fiction, Southern humor, Southern living.

About the Author: Susan M. Boyer

Susan M. Boyer's debut novel, Lowcountry Boil (Liz Talbot Mystery #1) is an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient, a Macavity nominee, and a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist. Lowcountry Bombshell, the second book in the Liz Talbot series, is available now. LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD will be released April 21, 2015. LOWCOUNTRY BORDELLO is due out in November 2015.



Susan's short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, and Relief Journal, among others. She is the recipient of Relief Journal's editor's choice award in fiction and has been recognized by the Carrie McCrary Memorial Literary Awards program.



She and her husband live in Greenville, SC, with an inordinate number of houseplants.


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