Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore New Release #Family James J. Cudney, Reviews – #Thriller Susanne Leist, #Mystery Geoff Le Pard

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by James J. Cudney – the sequel to Watching Glass Shatter which was excellent – Hiding Cracked Glass (Perceptions Of Glass Book 2) on Pre-Order until October 8th at the special price of $3.91/£2.91

About the book

A blackmail letter arrives at an inopportune moment, and the recipient’s name is blurred out. Who is the ruthless missive meant for?

In the powerful sequel to Watching Glass Shatter, Olivia is the first to read the nasty threat. When the mysterious letter falls into the wrong hands, her sons try to figure out who’s seeking revenge on them.

Across the span of eight hours, members of the Glass family contemplate whether to confess their hidden secrets, or find a way to bury them forever. Some didn’t learn an important lesson last time, and as each hour ticks by, the family has to come to terms with what happened in the previous months.

Their lives are about to shatter into pieces once again, and this time the stakes are even higher.

Head over to buy at the pre-order price until October 8th: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

Also by James J. Cudney

One of the over 200 reviews for Watching Glass Shatter

Eve Gaal 5.0 out of 5 stars Can She Heal the World?  Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2020

Reading this novel made me wonder whether those who pass away will ever find out the truth, or is truth unnecessary and overrated, as long as there’s love. I know that sounds deep, but this is a sensitive, well researched story that deserves attention. Honestly, I think you’ll love it. I did.

A family saga best described by Zach’s vine tattoo. Teddy doesn’t believe in happy endings anymore, Caleb’s married, the Red Sox are heading for the playoffs and Olivia doesn’t think she’ll ever “get to dance in a magic that heals the world.” But all is not lost. There are surprises all over the place and the sun sparkles on shards of glass. In other words, there is hope and gleams of future happiness.

When Olivia’s husband dies, she feels her family is falling apart. With five sons going in different directions, maybe it’s time she communicated with them, on their terms. Somehow, she gains strength, by changing her own views. There’s one giant problem, and it has to do with two mysterious letters from her husband, handed to her at the reading of his will. Letters that could change everything, and will make you read every last word of “Watching Glass Shatter”.

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US and:  Amazon UK  – Website/Blog: This is my truth nowGoodreads: James J. Cudney – Twitter: @Jamescudney4

The next author is Susanne Leist with a recent review for her latest book released on July 29th Dead at Heart: Book Three of The Dead Game Series

About the book

William’s bite bonded Shana to him, but he didn’t ask her to mate with him for life. She isn’t ready for a lifetime commitment. Now, William excludes her from his vampire meetings. Shana understands he’s an original vampire with immense powers. For them to be a couple, he has to treat as an equal partner. If William doesn’t respect her, then what are their chances of finding happiness?

Shana speaks to Linda, her best friend, of her fears.

“Paradise is an illusion.” Shana’s face grows heated as her frustration mounts. “Oasis is a haven for vampires. I’m tired of their battles. The Watchers get rid of an evil group of vamps, and another group arrives and attacks. It’s a vicious cycle. Vampires are trouble.”

“We will have a happy ending.” Linda lifts her head. “Don’t lose faith. The Watchers will protect us, and Gregg has an elite force of original vampires.” She touches Shana’s arm. “William loves you; he won’t let something happen to you.”

“The vampires keep secrets from us.” Shana swallows the lump in her throat. “I don’t want to live with vamps anymore, and I need time to decide on my relationship with William. One minute, I’m suffocating, and then the next, I’m lost without him.”

As a new enemy descends on Oasis, Florida, Shana turns to Sheriff Sam, who broke her heart. Can she trust the human-vampire?

This begins Shana’s journey to fight vampires and werewolves with Sam at her side.

An explosion at Chateau Frontenac in Quebec doesn’t stop Shana and her friends from saving their town, and maybe even the world.

One of the recent reviews for the book

D.L. Finn 5.0 out of 5 stars  This is an exciting addition to the series!  Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2020

I have read the first two books in the Dead Games Series and was eager to continue the story. “Dead at Heart” takes off with plenty of action where two ended. Shana is involved with a powerful vampire William but doesn’t completely trust him. I enjoyed the relationship between Linda, her best friend, and another powerful vampire, Gregg. But what kept this a page-turning book was the battle not only in the vampire community but also in Shana’s heart. While she loves William, she appears to have feelings for the sheriff Sam still. That sets up for an intriguing love triangle.

I wasn’t sure who Shana would end up with until it happened. I love the friendship between the women and how they have each other’s backs no matter what. The undercurrent in the vampire community made me wonder who the good side was and kept me guessing until the end. I walked the streets of Quebec with the characters and now have added it to a place I’d like to see. Plus, I became of fan of the other entities that showed up. This is an exciting addition to the series, with a satisfying conclusion. If you enjoy vampire books with some romance mixed in, this is for you.

Head over to buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

Also by Susanne Leist

Susanne Leist, Buy:  Amazon US And: Amazon UK – Follow Susanne: Goodreads – Nook: Susanne Leistwebsite:Susanne Leist – Blog: Susanne Leist at WordPress – Twitter: @SusanneLeist

The final author today is Geoff Le Pard with a review for his most recent review -a novel Walking into Trouble.

About the book

When Chris Reyborough accepts the offer of a week’s walking with his two oldest friends, Martin Connolly and Peter Hopkins, the aim is to help him come to terms with the tragic death of his wife, Diane.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswold Way as it snakes a path across the hills and vales of rural West England, we follow the three friends as the initial goodwill begins to dissipate and the ties that bind them begin to fray.

For Chris has an ulterior motive in undertaking this walk; he suspects Martin knows more about the reasons behind Diane’s ‘accidental’ death than he is letting on. In trying to persuade Martin to reveal what he knows, other deep buried and painful facts from Martin’s past come to the surface, further damaging important relationships. Peter watches the erosion of his friends’ relationship with despair; for there is something very wrong and he too needs their help.

Can their friendship survive to reach Bath in one piece? More to the point, can they?

A recent review for the book

GraemeCumming 4.0 out of 5 stars Walking Into Trouble  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 September 2020

Walking Into Trouble is probably not my normal kind of read. It feels to me as if it’s a more literary novel than I’m used to. There is a plot and there are some big questions that need answering, but it seemed to me to be more about the characters, particularly the three walkers. Each of them is well drawn, evolving in the reader’s mind as we learn more about them. The same can be said for the supporting cast, albeit in a less obvious way. This is a novel about relationships more than anything, and it uses the three main characters to explore a range of them, both past and present.

Although I’ve said this isn’t my normal kind of read, I was happy to do so because I’ve read most of Geoff Le Pard’s other novels. I know he doesn’t stick to a particular genre or theme, but the quality of his writing is what brings me back again and again. On this occasion, I didn’t get the same pleasure I have from his other books. But that’s a reflection of my own tastes. The writing was still excellent, readily conjuring up images in your mind, and giving you pause to think at times. I’m certainly still looking forward to the next one.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US

Also by Geoff Le Pard


Geoff Le Pard, Buy:Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Website: Geoff Le PardGoodreadsGeoff on GoodreadsTwitter: @geofflepard


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books..thanks Sally.

24 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore New Release #Family James J. Cudney, Reviews – #Thriller Susanne Leist, #Mystery Geoff Le Pard

  1. Sally,

    Thank you so much for sharing Eve’s review on the 1st book. I can’t believe the 2nd one, Hiding Cracked Glass is due out in 1 week from today. Wow!

    Your support is amazing; I’m truly humbled and grateful.

    Congrats to all the other authors listed here too. We are lucky to know you.


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