Friday, May 17, 2013



A Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery Novel, Book 4


a Rafflecopter giveaway Misterio Press introduces THE INFERNAL DETECTIVE, by Kirsten Weiss.  A paranormal mystery where nothing is quite as it seems, and where magic lies just beyond the veil.

THE INFERNAL DETECTIVE, the fourth book in the Riga Hayworth series, published by misterio press, will be available on Amazon May 21, 2013.

When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedroom a week before her wedding, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée… That’s a problem.

Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer gets up and walks away, she’s believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?

THE INFERNAL DETECTIVE is a fun, fast-paced paranormal mystery based in wintertime Lake Tahoe.

About the Author:

Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy,The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, and The Shamanic Detective. 

Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone.  Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine.

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Kirsten is giving away copies of THE INFERNAL DETECTIVE (winners choice of eBook or signed paperback) along with a bookmark and handmade book charm to FIVE (5) lucky winners.
 Kirsten Weiss' The Infernal Detective Book Blast Tour Schedule
May 13 - 31
5/13 - Curse of the Bibliophile
5/14- Little Read Riding Hood
5/15- Curling Up With A Good Book
5/16- Page Flipperz
5/17- Book Lovin Mamas
5/18- Confessions of the Paranormal
5/19- You Gotta Read Reviews
5/21- United by Books
5/23- Queen of All She Reads
5/24- Jessie's Book Place
5/25- Mythical Books
5/26- Auggie Talk
5/28- Toot's Book Reviews
5/30- Over The Edge
5/31- Book Monster Reviews



The Spirit of the Heart - Ismael N Nuno Md Book Review


As one of America's former leading cardiac surgeons, Dr. Nuño healed patients' hearts. Fixing "broken" hearts gave him a unique and intimate view into the power of the heart. Even coming face to face with death and losing patients, there is a beauty that can exist even in loss. The Spirit of the Heart is a collection of heart-warming stories that resonate at the core of our humanness. He graciously offers the insights he has gained from occupying a front-row seat at some of life's most real and raw moments. These tender stories teach us about what it means to be human, to be connected to others, to love, to live, to forgive.

My review

5 /5

Doctor Ismael N. Nuno, M.D. is a Heart surgeon in California. As one of America's former leading cardiac surgeons, Dr. Nuño healed patients' hearts.

 Fixing "broken" hearts gave him a unique and intimate view into the power of the heart   In The SPIRIT of the HEART Stories he tells of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing. Many stories entwined with the pages are of hope, survival, loss of loved ones, patients and the spirit with the body and soul. You may even grin a little at times and be deep in thought on within the other pages.

Do these sometime miracles occur due to the faith of one, the technology provided or the expertise of the surgeon??? Dr Nuno tells us of his story – his beliefs, his thoughts and many a times when he thought the worse outcome and it came across more of a miracle.

Dr. Nuno writes about the loss of loved ones within his family - families, patients, and surgeries he has performed. He writes about losing patients, and family despite his vast knowledge of his work. Sometimes it’s just not enough to save them. However, due to his extensive knowledge he has also given many more time on earth due to his operations and faith in what he does.

Like most surgeons Doctor Ismael wants no more them to help them survive even in there weakest moments. He has given many patients more time on earth due to his loyalty to his work, his faith in what he does and his caring attitude for his patients, and survival. We see many stories of survival and many of loss.

We see and feel along the way as Doctor Nuno loses loved ones due to heart conditions, he knows what this disease does to someone and he has lived through this ordeal on more than just a patient level but with loved ones close to his heart.

Doctor Nuno has been behind the scenes on many shows giving his knowledge and consultations where medicine is concerned. Aka House Md. Even to the extent of helping out when the pope is involved.

I enjoyed this book from the first chapter. I felt as though I was within the pages as the Doctor told his stories. I felt his heart breaking as he told of the loss of this daughter. The loss of his mother and the wonderful dream is also had of her telling him she is fine. So even in loss his mothers comes to him in a dream and tells him she is fine and in one piece. I can see can this gave him that ending he needed even after her death. I really enjoyed this heartfelt moment.

Myself had an encounter after my dad passed, We were discussing him and hoping his life is now peaceful after all he had been through. A bottle of lavender smashed in the bathroom, giving us a sense of peace that he is now resting and with his daughter . This may seem unreal and untrue but it gave us the family a sense of well being on such a sad occassion.

As a mother I can’t imagine his pain of knowing so much as doctor and being unable to help the ones he loves. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you know, how much technology you have at your hands, sometimes it’s just time, or circumstances that cannot help one.

Doctor nuno tells stories of his family, his upbringing, his children, life and death and his career.

From what I read this doctor had a lot of heart and soul and believed that anything was certainly possible. But also it seems he never knew what to expect.

He tells of an operation he performs, a heart transplant, where they wait watching the heart, expecting a disaster that never comes. He says he wanders to himself if it was the technology or prayer that saved the young ladies life. ?? (I believe that it’s nice to believe in what you do, it certainly gives you hope)

Is it faith or technology? That saved this girls life? You really have to wander yourself right!

These stories are very heart warming, touching both professional levels and personal levels. I really enjoyed these Doctors stories he told, and I think it would be wonderful for more to also write down more of their lives along the way.

The book was inspirational, wonderfully written and a well told story for all. I highly recommend to all who don’t fear to believe in all possibilities in life. Whether it be your faith, your prayers, the untold or modern technology or medicine.

This doctors beliefs in all - has performed many miracles . Which certainly made my heart fill full - and also ache.


Kind thank to the Cadence Group IL for supplying me this hardcover review copy for my honest opinion and thoughts.

Just the Messenger - Ninette Swannn Book Blitz

Just the Messenger


Ninette Swann


When Graciela Merced fumbles a package she’s delivering for her mysterious and sexy boss, Gene Hardy, she finds out he’s more than just a wealthy photographer. Prepared to lose her job, she confronts him…and ends up embroiled in the tricky takedown of a powerful drug cartel pushing cocaine into the heart of New York City.

Marco Valencia is an undercover agent, working against time—and against Gene Hardy—to crack Angel’s Drug Cartel before the story makes it to the press. When Hardy’s luscious Venezuelan messenger literally falls at his feet, he has no idea just how well he’ll get to know the beauty or how difficult it will be to drop her.

Hardened by experience, Gene Hardy takes his undercover work seriously, and charges a hefty price. When Grace makes a careless mistake and hurls him back into the visage of Marco Valencia, he must either fire her, or involve her in a twisted plot that could kill them all.
As the two men battle over their feelings for Graciela—and their attraction to each other—one thing becomes perfectly clear.

Grace is much more than just the messenger.

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