Thursday, June 21, 2012

Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Love is Murder Anthology - Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze

Today is the stop of Vicki Hinze and her story Wed To Death on the Love is Murder anthology tour.  I love Vicki Hinze and picked her as my author and I loved this story.  It's short, sweet, has great suspense and great romance.  Everything you come to expect from Vicki Hinze in a very small package.  So enjoy a small excerpt and make sure you follow along with the blog tour.  Also make sure you enter my giveaway below and come back later for my review of the whole anthology.

Vicki Hinze – Wed to Death
Her mother screamed.
Startled, Sara English paused in the middle of refilling her maid of honor’s champagne flute. She shushed her mother and followed her horrified gaze around the table past her groom-to-be, Matthew, to his uncle Paul. Why was he listing in his chair? Paul’s skin was as gray as winter sleet. Chills streaked up her spine. “Matthew, what’s wrong?”
“I –I don’t know—“
Paul crumpled, fell nose down onto his plate.
Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of twenty-five novels, four nonfiction books and hundreds of articles published in as many as sixty-three countries. She’s recognized by Who’s Who in America and in the world as an author and an educator. Her first published novel, a romantic suspense, was a bestseller that sold in nearly a dozen foreign countries. Since then, she’s shifted writing focus several times. After cocreating the first single-title open-ended continuity series, she turned to military life and has been credited with a Career Achievement Award for being one of the first to write military romantic suspense, military  romantic intrigue and military romantic thrillers. Three years ago, she shifted her focus to Christian fiction, blending romantic thrillers with spiritual elements. Her willingness to take risks and blaze trails has won her many prestigious nominations and awards, though she does it because she loves the adventure of stretching boundaries. Learn more about Vicki at and visit her Facebook page at

BookTrib is giving away one copy of Love is Murder to a reader of my blog.  Fill out the Rafflecopter below, the only entry is a free entry, all other entries are optional.  Open to US/Canada only, the book will be mailed by the publicist.  Ends 7/3/12.

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***I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***

Book Spotlight: Windswept by Cynthia Racette

Cynthia Racette


Windswept is a romantic novel of redemption and family values and fighting for what is important. Sailing Windswept has always been a family affair and many of Caroline and David Hartford’s fondest memories have taken place on Chesapeake Bay sailing in all kinds of conditions and exploring the bay. 

When husband David is unfaithful and commits the ultimate betrayal by bringing his mistress aboard Windswept, Caroline’s world is shattered. He leaves her and she is forced to rely solely on herself for the first time in her life. She has to be a single parent to her daughter, Lily, and to decide if she can forgive David for tearing her family apart. 

As David and Caroline work to put their marriage back together, events and other people conspire against them, over and over.  Their relationship begins to heal, but the couple is caught in a horrific storm and waterspout on the bay, heading straight for Windswept. They want a chance to love again but Mother Nature might have other ideas.

Cynthia has been writing all her life, as a newspaper reporter, editor and novelist. She even asked for (and received) a play typewriter for Christmas when she was about ten.
To be near her children and granddaughters, she and her newly retired hubby, moved to the Buffalo, NY area. Through her daughter, who is also a writer, she got hooked up with RWA (Romance Writers of America) and good things started to happen.
She is now writing more novels, taking lots of trips and relaxing by the pool on gorgeous summer days in Western, NY.