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Night and Day
by Ann Summerville

I really liked this storyline and the characters are great.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!

With a series of twists and turns, author Ann Summerville quickly draws readers into her thrilling cozy murder mystery, NIGHT AND DAY.
~Thoughts in Progress

Page after page I became more involved with this and couldn’t wait to discover who the killer was, even though I didn’t want the book to end. And wow, when the reveal did come, I was completely blindsided! Well done Ms. Summerville.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

Night and Day:
A Cozy Mystery
(Pecan Valley Mysteries)
(Volume 3)

Paperback: 172 pages
Published: (May 27, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1508723967



My Review

At first I didn’t get the authors choice of book cover art. Then I started reading the book. Aha! Quilting. Hence the title and the cover. I’m sure all of you quilters caught it right away. How clever.

I often learn some fun trivia when reading cozies. Do you know why a cowboy tips his hat with his finger? It’s to show he means no harm. With his gun hand busy, he can’t shoot ya.

Now, this wouldn’t be a cozy mystery without a little murder. That’s where Bea comes in.

A bit on the other side of 60, Bea hasn’t slowed down a bit. Especially when someone she knows is murdered and she might have been able to save her.

She’s got a few solved cases under her belt, much to the chagrin of Detective Hawkins. Her success rate seems to have cooled any chance of a relationship between them.

That’s okay. There’s another man that makes her heart go pitter patter. Except there’s a bit of a sticky widget to get around, as they have some awkward connections between them.

Even though Bea is a bit older than me, I had a connection with her. I’m no spring chicken myself and have often wondered if I really wanted a significant other in my life. Someone I’d have to care about, worry about, have under my feet. Like Bea, I enjoy watching the shows I want, when I want. If I choose to let the housework slip a bit, there’s no one to complain. I can do whatever I want in my home and no one is underfoot.

But then, like Bea, I worry about my twilight years. Do I want to be alone, with no one to care about or for me? Perhaps there’s someone out there who will help her make up her mind.

Aside from murder and romance, Bea also has to contend with a shady realtor and a surprise from her past. Someone is back in town. Someone she tickled the daisies with many, many years ago. He’s stirring the pot and about to make a mess of all of her hard work.

Something is off in Pecan Valley and Bea ends up right in the thick of things. She might have made herself a target in more ways than one.

For being an older woman, Bea sure kept her wits about her, and her intuition was spot on. It was such a joy to get to know her. And there were plenty of mysteries to go around. The author had me turning the pages, dropping hints, and keeping me wondering. One of those books that keeps you reading without pause, right up to the end.

4 Stars


Not all is what it seems in Pecan Valley and Bea can’t quite put her finger on what is wrong. She’s hoping Marge won’t become a permanent house guest and encourages her to look for a new home, but while they are scouting the neighborhood they end up looking for more than a house for Marge. What Bea wants to uncover is the unsavory dealings of a ruthless realtor and a murderer that might put Bea on the list of victims.


About The Author –

Ann Summerville moved from her native England to California before arriving in the Lone Star State. Her publications can be found in Lutheran Digest, Long Story Short, The Shine Journal, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Associated Content, Trinity Writers’ Workshop newsletters and also their collection of Christmas stories.  Ann is currently working on the fifth book in the Lowenna series set in Cornwall.



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September 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review

September 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – Guest Post

September 21 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Review

September 22 – Nadaness In Motion – Guest Post

September 23 – Thoughts in Progress – Review, Guest Post

September 24 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Interview

September 25 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight

September 26 – deal sharing aunt – Review, Interview

September 27 – Frankie Bow – Guest Post, Spotlight

September 28 – Omnimystery News – Interview

September 29 – fuonlyknew – Review

September 30 – Book Splurge – Review

October 1 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

October 2 – View from the Birdhouse – Review


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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.


Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from

The Key Of Amatahns

  The Argetallum Saga

by Elisabeth Wheatley

I loved Elisabeth’s Fanged Princess Series and I know I’ll love the Argetallam Saga too!

I have a different kind of Teaser Tuesday post for you today.

Elisabeth has provided her own teasers form her book, The Key Of Amatahns.

And she has a wonderful giveaway too, so don’t forget to enter!

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thekeyofamatahns_LARGE In a land where those with magic are esteemed and revered, Janir guards a secret that would send her to the headsman’s block at a word. As one of the reviled Argetallams, she has the power to destroy enchantments and steal others’ magic—an ability that has caused bloodshed for generations.

Raised as the illegitimate daughter of an influential lord, she was determined to turn her back on her heritage, but when her power manifests, leaving a nobleman dead, she has no choice but to flee her adoptive home. In exile with the help of a fearless young enchanter and an elf sworn to protect her, she finds herself entangled in a quest to hide an ancient artifact from the kingdom’s enemies.

But they are not the only ones after the relic and soon their paths cross with a rival from Janir’s distant childhood. With no hope of help or rescue, the fate of nations will depend on a fifteen year old girl and her mastery of powers she doesn’t understand.

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Teaser Tuesday from the Author

Laura has kindly invited me to make up my own Teaser Tuesday for The Key of Amatahns! Therefore, it is my absolute delight to share a few of my favorite quotes from the first book in Janir’s story.

Teaser #1

“Janir.” Karile’s voice dropped and he tried to sound reassuring. “I understand that this is a very emotional time for you, but we need to get that Key, alright? Once we have it, we can turn tail and run and—”
“No!” Janir took a step back. “Find it on your own! I want out of here, I want away from here, I want…!” She broke off, shaking her head and choking back tears of frustration. “This isn’t happening.”

Teaser #2
“…even if you had all the magic in the world, it would be useless against Argetallams. They’re called Invulnerables for a reason.”

Bonus Teaser
Though she’d never told a soul, she’d long thought Saoven quite handsome.


About the Author
Wheatley Pictures33_s1-cropped Elisabeth Wheatley began what would be her first novel at eleven and hasn’t stopped writing since. When she’s not daydreaming of elves, vampires, and/or hot guys in armor, she can be found wasting time on the internet, fangirling over her latest obsession, and pretending to be a functional citizen.
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