Friday, December 8, 2017

Holly, Ivy & Intrigue Blog Tour

About the Book

Title: Holly, Ivy & Intrigue
Author: Joanie Bruce, Alexa Verde, Denise Weimer
Genre: Mystery/suspense, Christmas
Release Date: November 13, 2017

Christmas Murder Mix-Up
“I have to get rid of her now.”
After four months of a blissful marriage, Paige is devastated to overhear her husband, Cooper, say those words to his best friend. Because of a suspicious Christmas gift, a gas leak, and a home invasion, Paige’s love for Cooper is tested to the limit. Will their marriage survive the Christmas Murder Mix-up?

Holiday Pursuit
When Brianna Rockwell’s brother finds himself in danger and disappears three days before Christmas, she does everything to rescue him. Brianna dodges bullets, escapes fire, and even turns to her longtime crush for help. But the closer she gets to solving the mystery and finding her only sibling, the more desperate someone gets to silence her forever…
Kelsey Jordan prefers upcycling junk and refinishing antiques for her store in a Georgia mountains town to being the center of attention. When a robbery and an unknown benefactor shove her in the middle of a decades-old mystery, and a real estate developer and a former baseball star compete for her attention, Kelsey isn’t sure who to trust.

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About the Authors

As an avid reader, Joanie Bruce welcomed the transition from reading to writing and considered it a wonderful new experience to please others with her words. She has three published Christian suspense novels, and enjoys writing from her home in the country. Thankful that God has given her the ability to write, draw and paint, Joanie strives to use them to encourage others and to honor Him in all her accomplishments.

Alexa Verde penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has a bachelor degree in Spanish, a master’s in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her series Rios Azules Christmas and Secrets of Rios Azules.

DENISE WEIMER holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. An associate editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Denise is the author of The Restoration Trilogy, The Georgia Gold Series, romantic novella REDEEMING GRACE, and ACROSS THREE AUTUMNS: A Novella of The Backcountry Brides Collection through Barbour Publishing (May 2018). This wife and swim mom of two daughters always pauses for coffee, chocolate, old houses, and to write any story God lays on her heart.

My Review

I enjoy reading box sets with short stories. A chance to discover authors, only one I had read her books before. Three very enjoyable and interesting mysteries. 

Christmas murder mix-up by Joanie Bruce 

Paige thinks her husband of four months is trying to get rid of her. Cooper is not but thru him giving her a watch he got at a pawn shop and the owner trying to get it back Paige is now confused. This book had me from the first wood, my first book by Joanie Bruce and I am definitely have to see if she has other books. 

Holiday Pursuit by Alexa Verde

A fast moving book that would make a good clean action film. Brianna is trying to find her brother and a killer of the person that was found in trunk of a car. This book will keep your attention and leave you wanting more. 

A Holiday Intruder by Denise Weimar 

Kelsey owns an antique shop, someone is breaking in and someone she would never suspect. A very interesting book with the antique part of it. Also she has a Christmas benefactor and she thinks she finds who it is but turns out different. I was surprised that the mystery was solved so soon but then surprised again at the end. Love the name of the store. 

I received an advanced copy of the book set from Celebrate Lit Publishers. 

                          Blog Stops

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Blogging With Carol, December 7
Janices book reviewsDecember 9
Carpe Diem, December 10
Mary Hake, December 10
Daysong ReflectionsDecember 12
Remembrancy, December 13
Multifarious, December 14
Margaret Kazmierczak, December 14
D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, December 15
Pursuing StacieDecember 15
Vicky Sluiter, December 16
Bigreadersite, December 16


To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. Thanks for the contest. This books is the first one I'd purchase if I won the gift card. I've been hearing a lot about it on facebook.

  2. Thank you, Janice, for the sweet review of our book. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. We appreciate the time you spent reading the book and writing a review. Happy reading, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas. :-)

  3. Merry Christmas, Janice!

    Heartfelt thanks for such a great review of our book!

  4. These sound like interesting stories.


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