The #RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop

Greeting:  Welcome to the first ever “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!   These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Although there were maybe 3-4 winners who were previously on this list but are no longer with the club, now all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the HOP’S main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the HOP’S main page,, your name will be entered into a drawing for an amazing gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!


Shadow of Lies


Richmond, California. World War II.  Marine Lieutenant Oliver Wright comes home from the war in the Pacific injured and afraid his career as a homicide detective is over.  But when an Italian Prisoner of War is murdered the night the Port Chicago Mutiny verdicts are announced, and black soldiers are suspected of the crime, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth. 

He and his canine partner Harley join forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I and uncover a common thread that connects the murder to earlier crimes. 

In the Shadow of Lies reveals the darkness and turmoil of the Bay Area during World War II, while celebrating the spirit of the everyday people who made up the home front. Its intriguing characters will resonate with the reader long after its deftly intertwined mysteries are solved.


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This blog hop sponsored by:  4WillsPublishing


68 thoughts on “The #RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop

      1. I love the cover process. I have a good design sense, but don’t have the computer skills needed to create one, so someone else does that part. Good luck. 🙂 Maybe you could post them and let us comment. Or maybe not.

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      1. Thank you, Billy Ray. I would love to have your impressions of it. I’m hoping to have the revised version up by June in case you want to wait. It is the same book but made more reader friendly. One of the perks of this labor of love was that I was able to “unkill” a character whose death was lamented by everyone who read it——including me. Yay!!

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  1. Hello everyone. I am so embarrassed to say that I missed the opening of the blog tour! I am so grateful you stopped by and will answer each of you. I hope. If that works. And thank you so much Jan for hosting my book.
    I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful group of writers.

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  2. Mary, the softcover version of your book (which you sent me) is sitting about two feet from me right now. I have just started it and I am finding it a fascinating and compelling read. Great post, Jan!

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    1. Thank you, Ron. I am so pleased you are reading it. I loved writing it partly because I was able to shed some light on aspects of WW2 and the homefront that not many people are familiar with. Thank you for stopping by.


    1. Thank you Karen. I enjoyed the research too much. It was difficult to stop researching and start writing. You might be familiar with that problem. I just posted a review of Davida which I loved.

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    1. Hi Gwen. As usual I am totally confused about what is happening here and missed the beginning of the blog tour. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. I am looking forward to reading The Contract and wishing you good luck with it.

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