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Unforgettable Reads Blooming in Mary’s Garden

Unforgettable Reads Blooming in Mary’s Garden
Mary Martinez 

Mary is giving away 2 $20 Amazon GC’s and an ebook of Disappear during this tour. Mary’s Cover designer, LDMGraphics.com is giving away one cover design for one lucky author. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance for you to enter the giveaway every day. So join us all through the tour for fun posts, interviews, and prizes. You may find the locations to all the tour stops here.
The Beckett Series:

The Beckett’s have a strong sense of family and honor.
When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel.

The Beckett Series Trailer: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=h8LLRR5hfGU
The Beckett Series Website: marymartinez.com/the-beckett-series.html

Disappear
The Beckett Series Book 1:

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2O95979


Genre: Women’s Fiction

Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=06ypXHUeWmk
Website: marymartinez.com/three-brides-and-a-dress.html
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2NyhwbK

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Four Sisters

It was the 60’s, she found love…
but started a war.

Genre: Women’s Fiction


Website: marymartinez.com/four-sisters.html
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2LFtMXl

Mary’s new covers were designed by LDMGraphics.com

~*~*~*~*~*~About the Author:

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett’s live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnum’s.

They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women’s fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference.

Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.
GO UTES!

Mary’s Social Media Links:

Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/Mary-Martinez/e/B006MWJ1T6
Website: marymartinez.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorMaryMartinez
Twitter: twitter.com/marylmartinez
Instagram: instagram.com/mlmartinez3/
Goodreads: goodreads.com/author/show/1646623.Mary_Martinez
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCTww3B2ofa11UPFrSe0WGAg
Pinterest: pinterest.com/marylmartinez3
Mary’s Garden Blog: marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com
The After Work Cook: theafterworkcook.blogspot.com

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Julia Vanishes–A Goodreads Review

Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Julia and her brother are orphans and members of the Spira City thieves’ guild. Her brother’s a mechanical genius, but Julia’s gift is better. She can vanish at will. It’s not invisibility. She steps into another space where she can watch the area she left. To help the guild, Julia accepts a job as a housemaid in Mrs. Och’s strange household. She believes she’s to discover what’s happening behind its doors, and there’s a lot going on. For one thing, a convicted magic practitioner-turned-professor keeps magical tomes, when magic is outlawed, a crime the government drowns witches for. Julia puts this down to Mrs. Och and her associates running an underground railroad, but that doesn’t explain the cursed werewolf lurking in the basement or the witch, who may or may not be the target of a serial killer moving in with a toddler in tow. And, guess what—the toddler can see Julia when no one else can. Soon, Julia discovers a link between the mistress of the house and an ancient demi-god.

I like Julia’s take-no-prisoners spunk, and the relationships she has with her brother, ex-boyfriend and mentors. They’re all thieves, but they care for each other. In fact, it’s because she wants to protect her family that she does something dastardly she quickly regrets.
The world, which has Victorian and steampunk vibes, is interesting, but the magic system is even more intriguing. I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just say witches cast spells with the stroke of a pen.

If you’re like me and you search for new authors, feisty heroines and fascinating world building, this might be the read for you.

Just so you know, I borrowed this book from the library.
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