#FuturisticFriday Review: The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Red Hunter

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger “brings her trademark of intense suspense, believable characters and sharp plotting” (Sun-Sentinel) to this heart-stopping new psychological thriller, and proves once again why she is regarded as “one of today’s best thriller writers, period.” (Literary Hub)

What is the difference between justice and revenge?

Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house–one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past–and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course–because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the terrifying monsters at the door. Continue reading

Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Ink and Bone

Summary: An instant page-turner (Lisa Gardner) that straddles the line between thriller and horror…sure to appeal to a wide range of readers, including Stephen King fans. (Booklist, starred) A young woman’s mysterious gift forces her into the middle of a dangerous investigation of a little girl’s disappearance.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.

Merri Gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery. Merri’s not a believer, but she’s just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she’s not too late. Time, she knows, is running out.

As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what. Continue reading

Season of Salt and Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Season of Salt and Honey

Frankie Caputo thought she had life in the palm of her hand. She was going to marry Alex and live life forever with the man she loves more than anything in the world.

Fate, though, has other plans.

After Alex’s untimely death, Frankie does not know what she wants- but she knows that she cannot deal with her large Italian family, grieving along with her, checking on her to make sure she’s eating.

Frankie needs alone time and she goes to the one place that she can go- a place that is not filled with the daily reminders of Alex and the life that was tragically cut short. Frankie heads to the cabin, the Gardner family cabin. Continue reading

Interview with Hannah Tunnicliffe, author of Season of Salt and Honey

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Today, Hannah Tunnicliffe takes some time to answer some questions and let you readers know about another opportunity to win A SEASON OF SALT AND HONEY!

Let’s head right to that interview, shall we?


Interview with Hannah Tunnicliffe:


Hannah, the lovely Mia March praised SSH in an incredibly nice blurb. How does it feel to see fellow authors talking about your book?

Is it too short an answer to reply – “Awesome!”? Continue reading

{Giveaway} Season of Salt and Honey by Hannah Tunnicliffe

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Hello! Today, I have Hannah Tunnicliffe’s latest, SEASON OF SALT AND HONEY, up for a giveaway!

A tale of grief and finding yourself- with recipes! What more could you want?

Read on for a more elaborate description of the book- and then check that Rafflecopter link out! Continue reading

Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Crazy Love You

Ian, when he was growing up, did not have a good life. He was overweight, he used food for comfort. He didn’t fit in with his classmates. He was bullied.

One day, he meets Priss. She doesn’t go to his school- but she lives near his house. They meet and play and have fun. Priss becomes his protector. And Ian needs protecting. His life has not been easy- and Priss has been a friend to him- when no one else would. Continue reading

Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman (plus giveaway!)

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This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a honest review.

Ember Island

When Nina Jones arrives at Ember Island, she arrived with one mission- check on the family house, Starwater House, that she had been renting to a couple who was running a whale-watching business. When Nina arrives, she sees damage and already knows the couple has left the house- so she hopes to find someone who can quickly fix the place.

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Author Interview: Elizabeth Maxwell, author of HAPPILY EVER AFTER (& a giveaway!)

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Today, today, today…. Traveling With T has author Elizabeth Maxwell, author of HAPPILY EVER AFTER, hanging out at the blog! I recently read (and pretty much devoured) my review copy of HAPPILY EVER AFTER (note: Do not read in the dentist office if you are prone to laughing out loud #truestory) and I enjoyed it so much, so I was excited to get to chat with Elizabeth. And then…. when I found out there could be a giveaway (well you know how I feel about that! ♥♥♥♥ ) Even better… TWO COPIES to be given away! Two! Count them, two! Twins! Doubles! 2 times the happiness! Continue reading

Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Maxwell

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This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Happily Ever After

Sadie Fuller, 46, divorced, mother to an 11 year old. No time for romance. Looking at her, you might think that romance never crosses her mind. You’d be wrong. Because while the outside package would lead you to believe that Sadie is just a middle-aged mom and has no time for anything besides work and her daughter, inside is a whole other story. Sadie by day lives the suburban mom’s life… But at night, she writes steamy, best-selling erotica under the pen name KT Briggs.

Life is ok for Sadie. She’s got her daughter, a house, makes money writing her “mommy-porn”, and even has a weekly date with a man she met in the personals. But life is getting dull, Sadie has put love and romance aside (her weekly meetings are strictly taking care of business). One night, as she writing a new story about Aidan and Lily, she gets interrupted. And life turns from same old, same old to something else. When Sadie sees an incredibly good-looking man in Target, a man who looks vaguely familiar, but is very confused as to why he’s in Target- she slowly begins to realize why he looks familiar: It’s Aidan. Her character, Aidan!

As Sadie tries to help him find Lily and figure out why a witch named Clarissa has highjacked her story, she just wants to reunite Lily and Aidan, get them back in the story for some steamy romance time. However, Aidan may wind up teaching Sadie a thing or two and show her that happily ever after is not just for the books, that happily ever after might be where you least expect it.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts

Quirky fun. This book is pure quirky fun. Yes, it’s going to stretch your mind a bit, and yes, the idea of characters coming to life from a book is a bit out there. But, that is what makes it such delicious fun! This book is not a “thinker” book, you are not going to want to run out and change the world after reading it. It’s going to make you laugh and have fun, though, and that is way better!

Read HAPPILY EVER AFTER if you are looking for a fun read, not light and fluffy, just fun and quirky.  Enjoyable, laugh out loud fun- add this to your To Be Read list!


*Thanks to Touchstone Books for sending a copy of HAPPILY EVER AFTER to Traveling With T for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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Speak of the Devil by Allison Leotta

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Sex, drugs, and crime. Just another day in the life for Anna Curtis, sex-crimes prosecutor. Until a case hits too close to home………

Anna Curtis, sex-crimes prosecutor, is at a professional high-point. Helping in the organization of a raid of a brothel that will hopefully lead to some serious jail time- she feels confident by the end of the night she’ll have at least 1 piece of good news. Her second piece of good news happens shortly after she arrives at the restaurant in the form of a proposal from Jack. Little does Anna know- that what happens at the brothel will change her life and everyone she loves lives as well.

During the raid, the MS-13, a deadly gang, is at the brothel. A blood-bath ensues- and the clues left behind at the scene pose more questions than answers. One of the police officers kills a gang member- but did he kill in self-defense? Or for his own personal reasons?

As Anna delves further into this case- she soon finds that not all is as it appears. When Anna is greenlighted by the MS-13, she’s afraid- but will not back down. She wants these men brought to justice. She just did not realize that in her search for justice- it was going to open doors to questions that she’s not sure if she wants the answer about.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This is my first Allison Leotta book- and I really enjoyed it. Fiction writing with a true crime-ish twist, this story is a reminder of the types of real-life crimes. Allison dances the line between writing a great fiction story and educating people about crime, police procedures and trials. The plot was action-packed and engaging- and as each twist was revealed- I was surprised. If you enjoy crime books- I recommend this one.