Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your visit.

Stowy circled the block and hid in the shadows. He saw Sarah leave the building with her bodyguards. "That was a short visit. Marital discord, jealousy, or are you just so busy trying to find me that you no longer live at home?" Stowy smiled at the idea. "I like that, Detective. I like that a lot. Divide and conquer. It’s always the best way to defeat the enemy."
Steven’s phone pinged. He picked it up and a number he didn’t recognize, showed on the screen, along with the snowman emoji. How do you rate such sweetness? That new babe of yours, Sarah, is just too much. Your absence from her life won’t protect her from me. That is a promise, Detective. And I always keep my promises.

Murder, Just Because (+ Giveaway)

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Yolanda Renee’s MURDER, JUST BECAUSE Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

The author is offering an awesome tour-wide international giveaway. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

by Yolanda Renée
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Yolanda Renee
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mysteries
◊ Paperback: 291 pages
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ ISBN-10: 0985820632
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0985820633
◊ Contains explicit sex & graphic violence
"While this book does contain explicit sexual language and graphic violence, it could easily be taken from the daily headlines. The content is plausible and realistic as we look at the world around us. The events in the book are not overly done but give a pragmatic look at the terrifying actions killers can and sometimes do take."

It was a matter of beginner’s luck, but rookie detective Steven Quaid’s career and reputation as an elite investigator skyrocketed when he captured one of the most sadistic serial killers in Alaskan history: Stowy Jenkins, AKA the Snowman. But that was ten years ago.

And now…Jenkins is back. Escaped from prison and on the move, his bloodlust is stronger than ever, and his methods of torture are even more horrifying than before. As his bloody rampage continues and the number of mutilated bodies mounts, terrified Alaskans increasingly doubt Quaid’s ability to catch the killer again. The detective’s reputation is on the line, and he’s going to need a lot more than luck, because this time, Jenkins is driven by more than the thrill of a random kill.

This time, it’s more personal. He’s out for revenge…and his ultimate target is Quaid. In a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Jenkins starts picking off the people in Quaid’s life…slowly, gradually tightening his circle of corpses and drawing ever closer to the most important person in Quaid’s life...his wife. Can Quaid do the impossible again? Can he outmaneuver the killer, or has the detective's luck finally run out?

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her in her own words.

At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influences my writing.
Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

For more on Yolanda and her writing, you can connect with her here:
Blog    *     Facebook     *     Twitter     *     Pinterest     *     Email


This tour-wide giveaway is for a complete set of the Detective Quaid Mystery series books for one winner, paperback copies of MURDER, JUST BECAUSE for five winners, and a Kindle copy of MURDER, JUST BECAUSE for 10 winners.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Yolanda on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find out. Do you enjoy watching a character grow from one story to the next?


  1. Beverly, thanks so much for being a part of Yolanda's tour and sharing her tantalizing thriller with your readers.

    1. Thank you, Mason, for coordinating everything and keeping me on schedule!

    2. Hi Mason. I'm excited for Yolanda's book and happy to be a part of her tour. You do a great job.

  2. Congrats to Renee on the release!!

    1. Thanks, Jemi for following the tour!

    2. The book looks exciting, Jemi. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi, Beverly!
    Thank you for hosting me today. Sharing my latest release in a time of self isolation, well, the internet and a book blog tour is one of the few ways to market. Your support is much appreciated!


    1. hi Yolanda. I'm happy to tell the world about your book. Yes, these are difficult days. But we will survive. Oh, and I ordered a copy of your book. Looking forward to reading it. Congratulations.

  4. Congrats to Yolanda! It sounds like a great series.

  5. Thanks for sharing this with us Beverly, Wonderful post of book and author.


    1. You're welcome, Yvonne. The book sounds fascinating. Looking forward to reading it. Take care of yourself.

    2. It's always a gift when a fellow blogger takes the time to share her space with a fellow writer. We all appreciate it! Hi, nashvillecats2, thanks for stopping in and commenting!

  6. I have been seeing Yolanda all over the blogosphere. Great to see her here today. Her series sounds very exciting! Loved learning more about it. Wishing her all the best!

    1. She does get around, doesn't she, Jess? Such fun.

    2. Thank you, DMS! Appreciate your kind words. I get around because Mason is so good at organizing her tours!

  7. Congratulations Yolanda! I loved your interview.

    All the best and stay safe!

  8. Thank you, Nas! You stay safe too!