Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novels by Michelle Cox - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

Join Us for this Audiobook Series Tour from Aug 31 to Oct 2, 2020!



SERIES DETAILS:

Series Title Henrietta and Inspector Howard by Michelle Cox

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre Historical Mystery

Publisher Michelle Cox


Release dates:   November 2017; April 2017; April 2018; April 2019; April 2020


Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes,

though there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.



Book Details:

Book Title: A Girl Like You (The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series) by Michelle Cox

Narrated by: Jayne A Entwistle

Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre Historical Mystery

Publisher: Michelle Cox

Audiobook Release date: November, 2017

Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though
there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.

Book Description:
Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s
northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the
big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care
for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is
eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance
hall—and just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron
turns up dead. When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene,
Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him—and is plunged into Chicago’s
grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she’s still busy playing mother hen to
her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who
believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most
unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safe—even from the
Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant
for messing up the Inspector’s investigation, the lovely Henrietta and
the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most
unsuitable ways.



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Book Details:


Book Title: A Ring of Truth (The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series) by Michelle Cox

Narrated by: Jayne A Entwistle

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre Historical Mystery

Publisher: Michelle Cox

Audiobook Release date: May, 2020

Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though
there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.

Book Description:
In this second book of the series, Henrietta and Clive delightfully
rewrite Pride and Prejudice―with a hint of mystery! Newly engaged, Clive
and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s
family. “Difficult” because Clive has neglected to tell Henrietta that
he is in fact the heir to the Howard estate and fortune, and Henrietta
has just discovered that her mother has been hiding secrets about her
past as well. When Clive brings Henrietta to the family estate to meet
his parents, they are less than enthused about his impoverished
intended. Left alone in this extravagant new world when Clive returns to
the city, Henrietta finds herself more at home with the servants than
his family, much to the disapproval of Mrs. Howard―and soon gets caught
up in the disappearance of an elderly servant’s ring, not realizing that
in doing so she has become part of a bigger, darker plot. As Clive and
Henrietta attempt to discover the truth in the two very different worlds
unraveling around them, they both begin to wonder: Are they meant for
each other after all?

  

Book Details:



Book Title: A Promise Given (The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series) by Michelle Cox

Narrated by: Jayne A Entwistle

Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre Historical Mystery

Publisher: Michelle Cox

Audiobook Release date: February, 2020

Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though
there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.

Book Description:
This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a
delightful romp through the English countryside and back. Anxious to be
married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans
despite their family differences, made worse now by Oldrich Exley’s
attempts to control the Von Harmons. When the long-awaited wedding day
arrives, there is more unfolding than just Clive and Henrietta’s vows of
love. Stanley and Elsie’s relationship is sorely tested by the presence
of the dashing Lieutenant Harrison Barnes-Smith and by Henrietta’s
friend Rose―a situation that grows increasingly dark and confused as
time goes on. As Clive and Henrietta begin their honeymoon at Castle
Linley, the Howards’ ancestral estate in England, they encounter a whole
new host of characters, including the eccentric Lord and Lady Linley
and Clive’s mysterious cousin, Wallace. When a man is murdered in the
village on the night of a house party at the Castle, Wallace comes under
suspicion―and Clive and Henrietta are reluctantly drawn into the case,
despite Clive’s anxiety at involving his new bride and Henrietta’s
distracting news from home. Delicately attempting to work together for
the first time, Clive and Henrietta set out to prove Wallace’s
innocence, uncovering as they do so some rather shocking truths that
will shake the Linley name and estate forever.


Book Details:



Book Title: A Veil Removed (The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series) by Michelle Cox

Narrated by: Jayne A Entwistle

Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre Historical Mystery

Publisher: Michelle Cox

Audiobook Release date: April, 2020

Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though
there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.

Book Description:
Murder is never far from this sexy couple . . . even during the
holidays! Their honeymoon abruptly ended by the untimely death of Alcott
Howard, Clive and Henrietta return to Highbury, where Clive discovers
all is not as it should be. Increasingly convinced that his father’s
death was not an accident, Clive launches his own investigation, despite
his mother’s belief that he has become “mentally disturbed” with grief.
Henrietta eventually joins forces with Clive on their first real case,
which becomes darker―and deadlier―than they imagined as they get closer
to the truth behind Alcott’s troubled affairs. Meanwhile, Henrietta’s
sister, Elsie, begins, at Henrietta’s orchestration, to take classes at a
women’s college―an attempt to evade her troubles and prevent any
further romantic temptations. When she meets a bookish German custodian
at the school, however, he challenges her to think for herself . . .
even as she discovers some shocking secrets about his past life.

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Amazon.com ~ Chirp ~ Apple

Kobo
~ Google Store



Book Details:


Book Title: A Child Lost (The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series) by Michelle Cox

Narrated by: Jayne A Entwistle

Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins

Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)

Genre Historical Mystery

Publisher: Michelle Cox

Audiobook Release date: June, 2020

Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though
there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.

Book Description:
A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . . When
Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank
Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring
affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on
the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables.
What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however,
when Henrietta―much to Clive’s dismay―begins to believe the
spiritualist's strange ramblings. Meanwhile, Elsie implores Clive and
Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther,
locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman
Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little
girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to
Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel.
When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after
an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve
her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something
darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to
take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.
Buy the Book:

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Guest Post
Writing to Travel Through Time
People often ask me why I write. 
As an author of historical fiction, it’s tempting to say that I write as a way of traveling back in time.  I’m convinced, you see, that I was born in the wrong era, and writing is the only thing I’ve found, given the lack of time machines lying around, to get myself back there.  Surrounding oneself with antiques, reading Victorian novels or watching period dramas all do their part in inching the needle backwards, but there is nothing like creating my own world populated with living, breathing characters to really transport me.  And it’s icing on the cake when readers claim to be transported, too.  It’s the highest compliment I can get, actually. 
So that’s part of the answer of why I write, but it’s not the whole thing.  I’ve been doing this writing thing now, pretty much day in and day out, for roughly five years, and while traveling back in time to the 1930’s is wonderfully fun, it’s not enough of a draw after a while to get up every day at five am to keep at it.  There has to be something more to it.   
The real reason I write, I think, has something to do with creating itself.  The act of creating something out of nothing, I’ve come to discover, is a joyful one and nothing short of miraculous, whether the result of that act is a child or a book or a garden, or something else entirely. 
Creating requires you to reach down into some deeper source, a place of communion with something which, regardless of your beliefs, can only be called the Divine. And this hovering near the Divine—this co-mingling with it, in fact—is all at once beautiful and terrifying and addictive.  It’s a bit like love, really.  Or maybe it is love. 
I’ve always been a creative person.  Looking back, I can see so many ways that it was finding its way out of me, sometimes bursting out spectacularly, sometimes merely oozing.  But it was always there.  It’s found a home now in the form of writing, turning all systems to go, transporting me past the past to a place of even deeper joy, the place from which it begins.     
This is the real reason I write and why, now that I’ve begun, I can’t possibly stop.



 Meet the Narrator:


Jayne Entwistle was born in the North of England and lived in a myriad
of places (Vancouver, San Francisco, Tucson, Sequim, Seattle) before
landing in Los Angeles. She is an avid improviser who hitched her
space-work wagon to Patrick Bristow’s company, Improvatorium, where she
studied, taught, directed and performed improv. She is an award-winning
audiobook narrator best known for her narration of the Flavia de Luce
series by Alan Bradley. She also received the 2015 Odyssey Honour Award
for The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry and
the 2016 Odyssey Award for, The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly
Brubaker Bradley.   When not inhaling books for work or pleasure, Jayne
works in film, television and commercials. The biggest star she has ever
worked with is Shaquille O’Neal. He is quite literally THE biggest star
she has ever worked with. Ever. He’s really big!


 Meet the Author:

Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and
Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly
blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may
have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time
machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of
getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised
by KirkusLibrary JournalPublishers WeeklyBooklist,
and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most,
Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not
surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also
marmalade.

Connect with the Author:  website ~ facebook ~twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:
Aug 31 - Bookish Paradise – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Aug 31 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Aug 31 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / guest post / giveaway

Sep 1 – Lamon Reviews – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 1 - Rebecca Graf on Medium - audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 2 – Bookriot – audiobook review for A Child Lost / author interview / giveaway

Sep 2 - Rajiv's Reviews - audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 2 - Library of Clean Reads - audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 3 - Amy's Booket List - audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 4 - Rebecca Graf on Medium - audiobook review of A Ring of Truth Sep 4 - Rajiv's Reviews - audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 7 – Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 7 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 7 - Rajiv's Reviews - audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 8 – Sefina Hawke's Books – series spotlight

Sep 8 - Rebecca Graf on Medium - audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 9 - Rajiv's Reviews - audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 9 - Library of Clean Reads - audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 10 - Amy's Booket List - audiobook review of A Ring of Truth

Sep 10 - Rosepoint Publishing - audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 11 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth

Sep 11- Rebecca Graf on Medium - audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Sep 14 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 14 – Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 14 - Rajiv's Reviews - audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveaway

Sep 15 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 15 - Rebecca Graf on Medium - audiobook review of A Child Lost

Sep 16 – Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 16 - Library of Clean Reads - audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 17 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 17 - Amy's Booket List - audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 18 - Books for Books – audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 18 - From the TBR Pile - audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 21 - Books for Books – audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Sep 21 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveaway

Sep 22 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 23 - Library of Clean Reads - audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 24 - Amy's Booket List - audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Sep 25 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Child Lost

Sep 25 - From the TBR Pile - audiobook review of A Ring of Truth

Sep 28 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 28 - From the TBR Pile - audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 29 - Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 30 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 30 - Library of Clean Reads - audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveawaySep 30 - From the TBR Pile - audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Oct 1 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Oct 1 - History from a Woman’s Perspective  - audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Oct 1 - Amy's Booket List - audiobook review of A Child Lost

Oct 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveaway

Oct 2 - From the TBR Pile - audiobook review of A Child Lost



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