About MJB Reviewers

For as long as I can remember, I have been a reader.  As a child I would sometimes walk to my local library and stamp the check out cards for the librarians (this was many years ago).  I always enjoyed taking my children to story hour and I loved to just relax in the peace and quiet of the library. download I continue to read everyday and I love that when I am reading I get transported to a different time and place.  I have so much respect for authors who are able to entertain me, take me away from everyday problems and introduce me to new friends.  I realized that I wanted to help other readers find and enjoy some of my favorite books and help authors promote their books.  I thought the best way to do this was to create a blog, so that is what I did.  I hope this blog will accomplish that goal and the anyone who stops by will find a new book or author to try.

I enjoy reading many different genres including suspense, mysteries, 7458d-book-genres-header-y7f67zcozy mysteries, cozy ghosts, search and rescue and light romance.  I would say that my favorite would be any type of cozy but I do enjoy the other ones too.  I think the reason I enjoy cozies so much is that I love the characters and the settings.  The characters become friends and people I want to learn more about. The small town settings become place I would love to visit and spend time at.  Most of the time the mystery becomes secondary to me as long as the characters are well written.

I hope that you enjoy reading my book reviews and that you too find characters that become like family to you.  I hope you find a setting that appeals to you and takes you there for a short visit.  I hope you find a book that takes you away, if even for only a short time, and becomes your reality while you are reading.  I hope you come back often to visit and enjoy your time here.

67 thoughts on “About MJB Reviewers

  1. I just now discovered you, Mary, since you mentioned on your FB page that my cozy A WEE HOMICIDE IN THE HOTEL would be released this week. I write cozies because the emphasis is on how the amateur sleuth and the community come together to support the families who are victims of a crime. When the emphasis is on the puzzle, rather than on blood and gore, I find the read much more enjoyable. Thank you for this blog.

    • I agree with you, that’s why my favorite books to read are cozies. To me, the great character development is much more important than the crimes. I;m glad you found my blog and I hope you become a regular visitor. Good luck with your release day.

  2. This is Alison Clarke, and I would be interested in you reviewing my young adult novel, Racine, about a young woman, who, on a trip to the Library Of Congress, goes on a magical odyssey to discover her mystical beginnings. My e-mail
    address is knowledgeology200@gmail.com.
    I look forward to hearing from you. Have a good day. Bye for now.

  3. Is there a way to contact MJBreviewers? I’m sure there is a contact button on her and I just can’t find it. Thanks, Carolyn

  4. Dear Mjb:
    I would like to submit my mystery novel, The House Always Wins (179 pages), for your review consideration. It is scheduled to be released by Black Rose Writing on October 11.

    The House Always Wins is a sequel to my original novel, The Long Harbor Testament, but can stand on its own.


    The House Always Wins

    Someone is shooting up Dirty Sam’s. Will the Long Harbor police get their man, or woman, before a casino heist, a slots player who disappears in a puff of smoke, a crossbow-toting florist, and an undercover agent who makes a mean goulash, complicate the investigation?
    Oh, for the simpler days of illegal gambling.

    Tom Minder lives in southern New Jersey, with his wife Paula. He is a member of the South Jersey Writers’ Group and The Writers’ Coffeehouse. His short story Burning for Rehoboth was included in the Beach Nights anthology from Cat & Mouse Press, 2016 (Judge’s Award). His anthology Chronicles of Sam was published December 2017 by Digiterra Publishing, and his novel, The Long Harbor Testament, was published by Black Rose Writing on January 2017.

    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Tom Minder

  5. I just discovered you on a Bonny Doon Facebook site. I have a new book, the first of my second series, coming out in July. Can we connect? The Glass House is the first PIP INC. cozy mystery and a departure from my Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries series.

  6. Greetings, Mary. I see that you have reviewed Kendra Elliot’s books in the past (5 stars!). Would you be interested in reviewing her new suspense novel, THE LAST SISTER? If so, please let me know, and I’ll arrange to get you a review copy. Thank you! Best regards, Jennifer (jennifer@otrpr.com)

  7. Hi Mary, I only recently discovered your fabulous blog. Would you be interested in reviewing my upcoming cozy mystery, Murder at the Races, if the blurb piques your interest? Have a happy, safe weekend. Carmen

  8. Hello Mary,
    Would you be interested in reviewing one of our books, The Adventures of Dagobert Trostler, Vienna’s Sherlock Holmes? (Cozy Mystery, a collection of short stories.) I can send you more detailed information about the book, of course, if you give me an email address. Thank you very much!

  9. I just came across your lovely blog! Thank you for including my new release Phantom of Execution Rocks! I am immediately subscribing. What a wonderful resource you are for those of us love to read a good cozy, and write them as well!

  10. Hi Mary I hope this is the best way to contact you. You wrote a lovely review for my 6th Book, Fur Boys (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries) back in 2018. I finally launched book 7, Swamp Monster, in January. I would love for you to consider it for a review or mention in your blog. Please let me know what i need to do (if you are interested). Thanks!

  11. Hi, Mary. Last year you featured my historical mystery, Lady Rosamund and the Poison Pen, on a Dollycas tour. The second book in the series, Lady Rosamund and the Horned God, is coming out on April 20th. Would you be willing to include it in your new releases email? If you need to contact me, I’m at bmonajem@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  12. Hi, Mary, If you’re interested in reading any (or all) of my Juniper Junction books, please let me know and I’ll take care of it. I really appreciate you adding my name to your list of new releases. Thanks again.

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