November is here, and I have another 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature to share with you. In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.

C.J. Carmichael's BITTER SWEET will be released next week and is available for preorder. The book is part of her Bitter Root Mysteries series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about the series (I couldn't find a review for book 4 since it's on preorder still):

“Just as the first 2 books in the series were, Bitter End is full of twists and turns, clear up until the very end. Just when you think everything has been figured out, there are more surprises that pop up. So good that I have already pre-ordered the 4th book in the series, with hopes that there will be more to follow after that! And I highly suggest that you read this series in order because each story builds on the previous one, even as the current mystery is solved.“—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for BITTER SWEET:

Murder in a small town is always personal.

Local longtime librarian, Sybil Tombe, is missing, abducted from her home on the outskirts of the isolated ranching town of Lost Trail, Montana. An elderly neighbor reports seeing a gray-haired, bearded man driving up to Sybil’s house the night she disappeared. Newly-minted Sheriff Zak Waller can’t think of a less likely target for a crime. When an older man is reported lurking around a young girl at the local grade school, Zak wonders if this man could also be Sybil’s abductor? The descriptions of the men are similar—but what could be the possible link between a young girl and 60-year-old Sybil?

Peeling back the layers of Sybil's life, Zak discovers Sybil is a master at keeping secrets, especially her own, and these secrets may now be threatening her life as well as the life of an innocent child. As Zak and his team work to uncover the truth, he also has to deal with issues in his romantic relationship with deputy Nadine Black, and mete justice to a respected town citizen who has been sheltering his criminal past for too long.

To buy your copy, click here!

C.J. Carmichael is one my fellow Love at the Chocolate Shop series authors. I love how she's expanded into the mystery genre. If you haven't read any of her Bitter Root Mysteries and enjoy that genre, you're missing out. This sounds like a fabulous addition to the other stories. What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using and announce the name next Monday morning (November 11th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, November 18th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner of the gift card is Cassie Savely! Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, November 5th to Monday, November 11th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using and must claim their prize by 11/18/19. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to C.J. for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and bookmarks for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.