Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blog Hop--Chocolate and a Good Book

Welcome to my blog hop where you can win two of my very favorite things—chocolate (a $20 See’s Candies gift card)and my novel The Rhyme’s Library. Here’s a review of the book (chocolate doesn’t need a review. And no, I haven’t met this reviewer, nor were they compensated…not even with chocolate.

In the second book that I have read from this author, she is fast becoming an author for me to watch for in the contemporary mystery genre. The Rhyme's Library is a clever murder mystery, rife with family and small-town secrets and an engaging, intelligent heroine at its center. Blair is cleverly created, a librarian by default, she has a fascination with the "word a day" theory, in fact each chapter starts with a word and its definition; some obscure, some not. When she finds the body of her newly deceased aunt in the basement of her family home, turned library, the coincidences, secrets and suspicious characters just seem to appear in every person she encounters. Stalled or put off by the police, injured, threatened and nearly drowned in several rainstorms, Blair perseveres trying to piece together the puzzle that is her family.

Kristy Tate has managed to craft Blair into an empathetic character that you do not pity, despite rather tragic and scary circumstances. While injecting a bit of humor into some of the situations, and adding several eccentric characters who manage to provide cryptic clues and miscues, the pacing never stalls, and there are more than enough suspects to wonder about. While never reaching a frenetic page-turning pace until the very end, this book was difficult to put down. A wholly surprising and satisfactory ending that hints at the potential for a romance leaves readers wondering just what the next book will bring.

If you would like to win, here’s what you have to do:
1.       Follow my blog (1 entry)
2.       Like my facebook page, Kristy Tate, novelist(2 entries)
Please be sure and leave a comment with your contact info! If you are interested in writing your own honest review of any of my novels, please e-mail me at for a smashwords coupon. Here’s the link to my Amazon author page:

Please visit my blog-hopping friends.


  1. GFC Follower: Jennifer Haile

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  2. I follow via GFC.


  3. So fun. Will make sure this is on my to-read list.

  4. GFC Follower: Catherine
    I'm a big fan of See's chocolates. I've had them twice in my life and I still remember the caramels.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. I am following via GFC. Kelly Blackwell

    Thank you for the chance. See's candies and a good book are on my top lists of great things that go together. I am especially a big fan of their dark chocolate bordeaux. Thanks!


  6. You had me at See's candy. Good luck!

  7. Happy April Fools! Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I love See's and books - what a perfect combination! I would love to win!
    - Follow blog - GFC as Suz
    - Like facebook page as Suz Reads

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  8. gfc follower--cynthia clubbs
    I THINK I found you on FB as Kristy's Stories--cynthia borgmeyer clubbs

    I remember when See's Candies had a small store in our local mall. I would walk in at holidays just to look at all the PRETTY candies--they have wonderfully decorative creations. And I've always wanted to be a librarian, have wacky relatives, and would LOVE to read your book:) So, thanks for the giveaway--I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!!


  9. that is great i found you on amazon and then i have my review ther samsh and bn
    desi the blonde follow

  10. I follow you via GFC Kat Riley
    rilekat2 at gmail dot com

  11. I follow via GFC: Meghan Stith
    I liked your FB page: Meghan Stith
    April Fools Day! April fools always seems to come and go without any practical jokes played. This year, however, my parents decided to play a prank. My 62 year-old parents! Well, they purchased a very realistic-looking fake tarantula and placed it on the toilet seat. When lifted the lid, I was in for a surprise. Instead of freaking out, like my parents hoped I would, I just cursed and then asked who's idea it was. I've never played a practical joke on April Fools. I need to get more creative and think of someone who would really appreciate it. Up until this year, I would've never thought my parents would be the practical joke-playing type! By the way, did anyone see Len Goodman from DWTS play a practical joke on gymnast, Aly Raisman and her partner, Mark. I was stunned and then laughed my ass off.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you had an uneventful April Fools Day!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  12. I'm following you publicly on Google Friend Connect as Literary Winner. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Maggie at literary winner dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway

    Like you on FB Susan Smith
    follow on GFC susan1215

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  14. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

  15. GFC follower - Karen Arrowood


    Thank you!

  16. GFC-VampedChik
    FB-Amber Hall

    Thank you!

  17. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC - Sherry S.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  18. Thanks for the chance to win!
    GFC: Kaci Verdun
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  19. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    GFC: Amber Terry

    Liked your page on Facebook (Amber Terry)

  20. Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!
    +Follow my blog: GFC Follower: Lisa Vazquezanzua
    +Like my Facebook page:!/lisa.vazquezanzua

  21. Thanks for the giveaway!
    FB liked - Bookcase Laura
    GFC follower - Bookcase Laura