Mind Over Murder

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Kathy DiSanto and her paranormal thriller, Mind Over Murder.

Author’s description

She’s been gifted with The Sight, but she didn’t see this coming ….

When happy, upstanding citizens of New Frisco start to murder complete strangers, then die by suicide an hour or so later, crime reporter A. J. Gregson is determined to find out why.

Teaming up once again with CIIS Special Agent Jack Eagan—a man who’s rapidly becoming more than just another need-to-know fed—A. J. and a handful of others find themselves racing against the clock to stop the bloodshed.

Who or what is compelling these people? And who will be the next to die?

About the Author

Award-winning novelist Kathy DiSanto writes in several genres: sweet romance, paranormal, dystopian science fiction, and urban fantasy.

Her love of words—bamboozle, finagle, sprocket, flabbergast—inspired her to study German in college, because gaining access to a host of words in another language was a fascinating prospect. How does one resist expressions like Kummerspeck and Freundschaftsbezeugung, for example? As she’s fond of saying, “That would take a better woman than I. (Or a better woman than me, if we’re sticking with the colloquial and conversational.)” In addition to sating her verbal appetite with marvelously multisyllabic, tongue-twisting words, studying the German language challenged her inner Grammar Stickler in strange and mysterious ways. Thus, she considers her choice of an otherwise questionable major a win-win.

Her career as an author officially began in 1997, when she published two books with Bantam’s Loveswept line. Her books to date include:

For Love or Money (Golden State Hearts Book 1)
Hunter’s Shadow (Golden State Hearts Book 2)
Amanda’s Eyes (A.J. Gregson series, Book 1)
The Alpha Genesis Option

In addition to writing highly regarded fiction, she worked for many years as a communications specialist for Texas A&M University. Since retiring, she has done freelance writing. All told, throughout her career and after, she’s written several hundred feature articles for magazines, the web, blogs, and newsletters.

The mother of two talented professional musicians—and G-Mom to the cutest little boy EVER—Kathy is also a dedicated rescue dog mama, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a late-blooming home improvement fanatic. She enjoys writing, reading, going to the gym, walking the dogs, and dancing like nobody is watching anywhere her sons are playing.

Find the Author

Website: https://kathydisanto.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathyDiSantoAuthor/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathydisanto
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kathy_DiSanto
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3525940.Kathy_Disanto

Buy the Book

Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJKSVFP

Yes, there is a giveaway

The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter here to win.

This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.

Enjoy an Excerpt

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but I got the impression the attraction between us isn’t one sided.”

Caught in that killer blue gaze, I puffed out my cheeks, blew out a breath. “It isn’t.”

“Well, then? We’re both healthy, both single.”

Why did making a mistake suddenly sound so alluring?

Thank you!

Kathy DiSanto — we appreciate your sharing your book Mind Over Murder with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.

Fostered Identity

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Maggie Thom and her mystery thriller, Fostered Identity.

Author’s description

Her teenage sister has run away. It’s her fault. And on her watch.


Shyla thought she was doing the right thing by helping her teenage sister get a little freedom. She never expected she’d bolt on her. Desperate to keep their mom from discovering she has a missing daughter, Shyla sets out to find her wayward sister.


A fluke encounter gives Shyla a clue. Only she gets a lot more than she bargained for. She finds her sister, but she gets pulled into doing a heist. An impossible heist. And not just any heist but that of stealing her mom’s million-dollar jewelry. Ones that recently arrived, with no explanation.


Damien is a good guy running from an awful past. When his brother ends up in the hospital, Damien is determined to stop the one man who has and is destroying their lives—their father. Damien will break all of his promises, even steal, if it will end their father’s control.


Shyla and Damien find themselves thrown together, not trusting each other but not having any choice. They will have to work together if Damien is going to stop his father once and for all. And if Shyla is going to protect her family. An impossible crime that will bring them surprises they didn’t see coming.


Can they catch a thief by being a thief?


Book 1

The Twisted Deception Series


Emerald grew up in a foster family. It wasn’t an ordinary foster family. She was the first of eight girls to move in. The jewels that she was given to play with as a teenager, that she was told were baubles, are now resurfacing thirty-five years later. They are worth millions. And it appears worth stealing. Who is sending them out? And who wants them back at all costs?


“…fast-paced and kept me guessing. I like a mystery enveloped with family secrets and jewel thieves. I want more, and I want to know the secrets. I will be excited to read the second novel…” Author Christine H-Jackson

About the Author

Take the adventure beyond your fingertips.

Multi-Award-Winning Author, Maggie Thom has written all types of stories but finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries, and roller coaster rides and now writes suspense/thrillers/mysteries that keep you guessing and take you on one heck of an adventure.

She is the author of 8 suspense/thriller/mysteries. The award-winning Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies, Deceitful Truths, and Split Seconds – and her other individual novels Tainted Waters, Deadly Ties, and Fractured Lines. And now a new series – The Twisted Deception Series – Fostered Identity, Book 1. On her website, you can find her free novel – Blurred Lines.

Her motto: Read to escape … Escape to read …

“Maggie Thom… proves her strength as a master of words, plots and finely chiseled characters… she weaves a brilliant cloth of the many colors of deceit.”  Dii – TomeTender

Find the Author

Website: http://www.maggiethom.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authormaggiethom
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-thom
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/maggiethom2
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6549592.Maggie_Thom
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/maggiethom2/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Thom/e/B009WSTDG8/

Buy the Book

Amazon:  http://mybook.to/FosteredIdentity
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fostered-identity-maggie-thom/1138918935
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fostered-identity
Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=rqwgEAAAQBAJ
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/fostered-identity/id1556127213
For all book links: https://books2read.com/FosteredIdentity

Yes, there is a giveaway

The author will be awarding a $20 Amazon/B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter here to win.

This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.

My Favorite Excerpt

“Put your hands up.”

Shyla shrieked. Damien lifted his hands. He turned, pushing Shyla behind him, as he faced Carl. Only he wasn’t there. Searching the area, he scanned for where the man could have gone.

“Let’s get out of here.”

Shyla’s whisper was exactly what he’d been thinking, but he needed this man and wasn’t ready to admit defeat. He wanted to best his father. It wasn’t healthy what he was feeling, but it was a burning need in his gut. He had to take him down and he had to take him down in his fashion.

Suddenly, the man was there, standing about ten feet away, pointing a rifle at them. He looked like a hobbit, like Bilbo Baggins. The man hadn’t changed in almost twenty years. He was short and thick and had white hair like Einstein, it stuck straight out from under a black ballcap.

Shyla’s fingers dug into Damien’s shoulder.

Damien kept his hands up. “I swear I am not here to hurt you. Or screw you over. I’m supposed to steal some jewels for him tomorrow night. Meaning, he is going to steal them tonight and turn me into the police tomorrow night.”

Shyla’s gasp was a cold jolt. He winced but didn’t break eye contact with Carl.

“Come on.” Carl turned and disappeared into the brush.

Damien grabbed Shyla’s hand and hustled after him. After taking a few twists and turns and doing maneuvers to avoid the blackberry bushes, they found themselves standing in front of an open door.

Thank you!

Maggie Thom — we appreciate your sharing your book Fostered Identity with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.

If She Dies

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Erik Therme and his psychological thriller, If She Dies.

Author’s description

Nine months ago, Tess’s five-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. The driver, Brady Becker, was sentenced to two years in prison. It didn’t make Tess’s pain go away.

Brady also has a daughter: A twelve-year-old named Eve who walks to Chandler Middle School every day. Tess knows this because she’s been watching Eve for the last three weeks. It isn’t fair that Brady’s daughter gets to live, while Tess’s daughter does not.

When Eve goes missing, all eyes turn to Tess, who doesn’t have an alibi. But Tess isn’t guilty.

Or so she believes.

About the Author

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.

Find the Author

Website: https://www.eriktherme.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikTherme
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErikTherme.writer
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7831573.Erik_Therme
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/erik-therme

Buy the Book

Amazon—US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L9KFFPS
Amazon—UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08L9KFFPS
Audible—US: https://www.audible.com/pd/If-She-Dies-Audiobook/B08VS331HS
Audible—UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/If-She-Dies-Audiobook/B08VS2VV7G

Yes, there is a giveaway

The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Enter here to win.

This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.

My Favorite Excerpt

I slouch further into the driver’s seat as Eve exits her apartment complex across the street. Today, she’s wearing jean shorts, sandals, and a blue tank top; blonde hair pulled into a crooked ponytail, her electric-pink backpack secured firmly over both shoulders. Eve turned twelve a few weeks ago, and since that day, she walks the six blocks to and from Chandler Middle School alone. She’s a few minutes later today than yesterday, but last Friday she was so early I almost missed her leaving. That won’t happen again.

Eve stops just outside the complex doors and tilts her head upward. Her mother, Meg, is raining down an angry stream of words from the screen-less window one story above. I can’t make out what’s being said, but I do manage to catch a single word riding the mild May breeze: ungrateful. There was clearly an argument this morning, maybe about laundry that wasn’t folded, or unfinished homework, or a dishwasher that wasn’t unloaded, or one of a thousand other things a mother raising a twelve-year-old daughter alone can stress over.

But Eve is a trooper.

She patiently listens to every word with her head raised, not talking back, not crossing her arms, not reflecting her mother’s anger. I think to myself: what if today’s the day? What if something unthinkable happens to Eve this very morning and she’s never seen again? What would Meg do with that guilt? How would she live with herself, knowing her final words to her daughter were angry and bitter over something trivial and inconsequential?

Thank you!

Erik Therme — we appreciate your sharing your book If She Dies with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.