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New Review for Burnout at A Chick Who Reads Today

A Chick Who Reads




I’m hopping over to A Chick Who Reads today for a review of  Burnout.  Thank you Andrea!  Take a look through her book reviews.  It’s a nice mix of romance and mystery.  She also lists plenty of giveaways.  Only three days left to enter my giveaway for an Amazon gift card for $25.

Burnout will be FREE on Kindle one my day on my tour.  Not today….but soon. Very soon.


New Review for Burnout at Community Bookstop



Burnout received a new review over at Community Bookstop today!  If you have never visited this blog you’ll want to check out all of the reviews and giveaways and join the mailing list.  Speaking of Giveaways don’t forget to enter for my $25 gift card from Amazon.  You’re going to need it after reading about all of the different books featured on Community Bookstop!

New Review for Burnout at Books Are Life

I have been so pleased with the reviews my fifth mystery, Burnout is getting!BURNOUT_GAZETTESCENECOVERSMOKE

The mystery is a real page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. And the small-town characters are a hoot. ~Traci Andrighetti’s Blog
Teresa is a new author to me… I like how she paints the town and the people in your mind so vividly. ~Shelley’s Book Case
Today my book is being reviewed over at Books Are Life 🙂  Check out the entire blog when you are looking for a new mystery to read.  It is a wealth of information that could help you find just the right book.
Don’t forget to enter for a $25 Amazon Gift Card while you’re there.   If you missed my free day yesterday, don’t worry.  BURNOUT will be free on Kindle 3 MORE TIMES during my Great Escapes Tour.  Follow me on Twitter @ttrent_cozymys or here on WordPress to find out the next free day.

4 Hearts for Buzzkill-A New Review from Rantin’ Ravin’ & Readin’

I really am on the road today, so this post will be short.  I’m being reviewed today over at Rantin’ Ravin’ and Readin’ .  Kate gave me  four hearts !   Go to Kate Eileen Shannon to read the full review. http://kateeileenshannon.com/     Thank you Kate 🙂


Guest Post at Melina’s Book Blog and a 5 Star Review for Buzzkill

I’m guest posting over at Melina’s Book Blog Today.  I discuss my tendency to close the bedroom door and to put my violence offstage.  In the age of graphic storytelling I wondered if this made my books without a market and if there were still book-lovers who wanted stories like this?  My delight was discovering the world of cozy readers!   Here is a little of my article:

The traditional structure of the cozy mystery is cozy-not realistic. If I’m going to write love scenes into my stories, then I’m going to emphasize romance and sweetness and I’m not going to emphasize sweaty bodies and bulging bosoms.

Go to Melina’s Book Blog to Read the Full Guest Post

And here is a part of Melina’s Review-Thank you Melina!


Well, Teresa Trent has done it again.  I think this has been the best Betsy Livingston book yet.  I really enjoy visiting Betsy and all the great folks of Pecan Bayou, TX.  5 Stars

Go to Melina’s Book Blog to Read the Full Review


New Review for Buzzkill at ReadALot

Reading Time-So Precious!

Reading Time-So Precious!

My book tour stop today is a new review for  Buzzkill .  Rhonda, whose blog is titled ReadALot has already read 213 books in the first six months of 2013.  I have a confession to make Rhonda, I’m the mother of a dyslexic and as for me, even though I’m not quite dyslexic, thank God for Kindle narration and audiobooks.  You rock, girl!  Here is a little of Rhonda’s Review:

This is the 4th book in the Pecan Bayou series by Teresa Trent. It is the first one I have read. I enjoyed it. I did guess the killer but I had decided I was wrong. Had no idea of why but it made sense.
The characters were well developed. I feel I missed a little of it because I had not read the other books. I was afraid of not knowing if Betsy and Leo were a great match when they were not answering questions of where they would live after the wedding.

Go to ReadALot to read the full review


…and thank you Rhonda!

World Down Syndrome Day and a Book Review

Happy World Down Syndrome and much love goes out to all my friends with Down Syndrome and the people who love and care for them.  For today I have a review of a very special book about a man named David.   Here is the review I posted on Goodreads.

How David Met Sarah How David Met Sarah by Anne Kelleher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. How David met Sarah is a story about David, an adult with Down Syndrome. After reading just a little of it, I realized I wanted to read it to my son who also has Down Syndrome. It shows what the world is like for a person with developmental delays. We see David’s fears, his joys, the discrimination he endures and his understanding of life. I applaud Anne Kelleher for so beautifully telling David’s story.

If you know an adult with Down Syndrome, please share this book with them and then check out the sequel, When David Was Surprised.  It is wonderful to find fiction like this for the people we love.

Atomic Summer Book Review

I just finished Elaine Walsh’s Atomic Summer and loved it.  Each of the characters in this book was beautifully developed to the point where everyone had their own story arc.  The last book I enjoyed this much was The Help.  The story revolves around a group of teenagers in 1953 terrified that someone will drop a bomb on them before they have experienced life.  Here is my Gooodreads Review:

Atomic SummerAtomic Summer by Elaine D. Walsh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So when is the movie? The characters in this book were wonderful. The story had me hooked from the very beginning. Elaine Walsh lands us in 1953 with a group of teenage girls-the bossy rich girl, the bookish girl, and the sweet, pretty girl who lives over a bar, then she adds the Korean War, nuclear paranoia, and religion. It’s a coming of age story that is well worth reading. Excellent!

Book Review-Hit or Missus by Gayle Carline

So if you had to decide between cleaning house or solving crimes which would you choose?  I just read Gayle Carline’s mystery Hit or Missus and I’m glad her sleuth Peri chose the life of crime solving.  Here is my review published on Goodreads.

Hit or MissusHit or Missus by Gayle Carline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great mystery! Peri Minneopa is a cleaning lady turned private eye with a handsome boyfriend on the Placentia police force. Hit or Missus takes us through a cheating spouse case with some delightful characters like Benny who lives and breathes all things Dean Martin, and Mr. Mustard the orphaned cat. I really enjoyed the complexity of the plot and was surprised by the underlying story that was neatly woven into the ending. Now I want to read the first book!

Book Review-Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

If you get the Christmas blues, then this is the book for you to help combat them!  I listened to this book while driving through traffic and have to admit to bursting out in laughter at a stoplight. This was the first book I have read by this author, but it won’t be the last.  Here is my review on Goodreads.
Blue Christmas (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries, #3)Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is hilarious! When Weezie decides she will win the Savannah downtown Christmas decorating contest, she finds herself in the middle of sabotage and intrigue. The characters and the situations they get into in this story will keep you laughing. My favorite moment has to be Uncle Derick and the Georgia/Florida game at the world’s worst Christmas dinner party. Beautiful storytelling.

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