Testimonials

After 25 years and 90 published novels, I’ve run the gamut of book tours–in person and virtual. Cheryl and Partners in Crime are top-notch, keeping my chaotic author life organized and on-task with daily updates and reminders. I’m grateful and relieved that HarperCollins connected us and would highly recommend their services!

Wendy Corsi Staub, author of Bone White

Wonderful tour! Cheryl, it was great to meet you and Gina. What a pleasure to work with you both and your team. The tour ran like clockwork, well organized, and so professionally done. It was so much fun too!! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to work with Partners in Crime again when book 3, The Fixer: The Last Romanov comes out.

Jill Amy Rosenblatt, author of The Fixer: The Killing Kind

I am so delighted to be an author placed with Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. The experience was quite new to me and I was guided with kindness and understanding by Cheryl throughout. It gives me great pleasure to know we will continue to tour together in subsequent books and I would heartily recommend this organisation to any author or publisher.

Alex Gray, author of Pitch Black

Partners In Crime is awesome. I was so pleased with how everything was handled. You were timely, always on top of everything and the follow-up was terrific. I really appreciated the pre-tour email with tour information, instructions, and helpful tips. That was really great for me. You are extremely easy to work with! I look forward to working with you and your group again when Book 3 comes out next year.

Jill Amy Rosenblatt, author of The Fixer: The Naked Man

I’m very impressed with this team’s professionalism and savvy! They did a fantastic job with the tour and giveaway for Cat in the Flock.

Lisa Brunette, author of Cat in the Flock

Wow! Partners in Crime is by far the best blog tour I’ve experienced. Cheryl, Gina and Wendy are wonderful to work with. By the end of the tour, I felt like I’d not only gained readers but made new friends. The owners are professional and keep on top of all the details to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Their strong connections with bloggers, magazines, and radio take the tour to a level above the ordinary. Importantly, the tour is targeted to suspense lovers so it reaches the right audience. Reviewers are professional with a positive attitude and great about posting their reviews. I highly recommend this tour.

~ Carey Baldwin, author of Stolen

Wow! This was a wonderful trip around the blog stops of US readers, my first experience of this. Lovely to hear some nice reviews and the enthusiasm of all at Virtual Tours especially Cheryl really made this a positive few weeks. I am more accustomed to travelling around the UK to bookstores and festivals etc so it was great staying home, writing the next book and having time for a virtual tour. ~ Alex Gray✍🏻

~ Alex Gray, author of The Riverman

I am a repeat offender when it comes to doing blog tours with Partners in Crime and I plan on returning soon, with my new novel for 2017, No Fury Like That.

Gina and Cheryl are fantastic to work with – they are prompt with their responses, patient with a constantly befuddle author, kind, supportive and über-organized.

The tour was an amazing success from start to finish and it was superb with regard to promoting The Nearly Girl.

Gina and Cheryl are pros in every way and I very much look forward to working with them again!

~ Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Nearly Girl

What a great experience I had with Partners in Crime while promoting my mystery novel, “A Life for a Life.” The number of posts and reviews I received was so impressive. I got the sense, too, that these bloggers have come to respect and trust Cheryl and Gina. That is so helpful to authors, because the bloggers did what they promised and seemed to enjoy working with Partners in Crime.

Correspondence was excellent too. Notifications of showcases and reviews, positive comments left about my book at the end of each blog, and plenty of social media to boost attention. I always felt welcome to write them with any questions, and I heard back promptly and courteously.

Can’t wait to work together again when I finish my sequel. Thanks again!

~ Lynda McDaniel, author of A Life for a Life

Cheryl and Gina run a classy operation. Their communication, both with me and with the tour hosts, was prompt and professional, and they got me a terrific lineup of posts. I was extremely pleased with my tour and won’t hesitate to return to them for my next book!

~ Joanne Lessner, author of Offed Stage Left

Cheryl and Gina arranged a tour to start at the same time as a new release. They were on top of all the details and emailed me updates and links to blog/review posts, of which there were 21. The entire tour expanded my readership reach and the social media amplified the word. I received many positive reviews and I know I found new readers and followers. Many thanks to Cheryl and Gina for all their work and professionalism! Highly recommended!

~ Bill Larkin, author of Bullet in the Blue Sky

The name says it all. Partners In Crime. Cheryl and Gina are consummate professionals. Creative, detail-oriented, and passionate about their work. And they get my books to my target audience. All I have to do is write my blogs, and respond to my interviews, and the team does the rest. This is my fourth tour with PIC and the company is now an invaluable piece of my release strategy.

~ John Lansing, author of Dead Is Dead

Partners in Crime organized my first Virtual Book Tour. I was impressed with the entire process! I received timely communications and helpful advice before and during the tour, and the tour stops gave me the opportunity to interact with and learn from readers interested in my genre (suspense). I feel uplifted as an author for having participated in a Partners in Crime tour.

~ Steven Gossington, author of Fractured Eden

The Partners in Crime team handled my tour efficiently and professionally. This is my second tour with the group and they keep getting better. The blog posts, showcases, and interviews helped introduce my work to a broader audience, and sales during the tour were great! The team’s smart use of social media effectively amplified key posts. It’s been a great tour and I will definitely use this group again! I highly recommend working with Gina and the Partners in Crime team.

~ Chris Patchell, Amazon Bestselling author of In the Dark and Deadly Lies

I would like to thank Gina and Lance for their efforts. It was my first tour and I was impressed by their level of professionalism and attention to detail. Thanks to the bloggers for the creative posts and insightful reviews. I particularly enjoyed the interviews with Books Chatter and Suspense Magazine. I look forward to working with PICT in the future and recommend the service to all those authors looking for a pleasant and productive experience.

~ Michael E. Burge, author of Bryant’s Gap

My book blast was my first PR event. I didn’t know what really to expect, or if it would do any good for my mystery novel. Gina and Cheryl handled everything, gave me instructions, and told me what to expect. The books giveaway winners’ addresses were emailed to me, so I didn’t even have to worry about that! It was a rewarding, fun experience, and I recommend it to any author.

~ Jo A Hiestand, author of Cold Revenge

I found Regina Hott and the Partners in Crime Tours to be very thorough and professional, especially for an author like me who hasn’t done this before. At the outset Gina took the time to explain the process, our objectives, and what would be done. Then they went ahead and did it. And not only did they tour my novel The Last Witness, but they also promoted my latest work Qumran which came out just prior to the tour.

~ Jerry Amernic, author of The Last Witness

If readers didn’t know me before, I truly think they know me now! I received a tremendous response and new followers from this tour.

~ Rebecca Jean Downey, author of Devil Eye

Thank you so much for a wonderful PICT experience. I can’t tell you how blessed your team made me feel. This was an amazing “first” experience!

~ Catherine A. Winn, author of Beyond Suspicion

The tour for OLD EARTH was professional, on-time, and generated a lot of fantastic exposure for our author, which is everything we expect from a blog tour. Excellent experience.

~ Chris Mahon, Marketing Associate at Diversion Books

I had a really great experience with Partners in Crime. Their team is professional and responsive and pulled together a very solid tour for my book. Lots of social media buzz! I would recommend them and would use them again in the future.

~ Clare Price, author of Web of Betrayal

{The team} did everything I expected and more. For each of my next novels, I plan to engage Partners in Crime for promotion.
As for Partners in Crime’s weak points – you have none.
The strong points begin with accessibility. Every time I emailed with a question, I received a prompt, thorough, and understandable response.
The host blog sites were germane to the genre I write, a fact I cannot say about a blog tour I used for a prior novel.
Partners in Crime was absolutely easy to work with and communicate with.
I don’t know what else can be said – when everything works exactly like you said it would, what can I say except thank you very much for an excellent tour.

~ Alan Brenham, author of Cornered

I enjoyed your tour a lot. I found Lance was omnipresent, sending me notes early when a blogger had something up about my book, be it a review, an interview, or one of my guest posts. He was on top of things every step of the way.

I loved the first tour I had with you, which is why I did this second one. If I write another crime book, I’ll be back to you. My next book takes place in Iraq in 2006, so while the whole war may be a crime, it’s not the same genre.

Everything about your service is top notch.

~ Christopher Meeks, author of Blood Drama & A Death in Vegas

“I recently completed a blog tour with Partners In Crime and it was fantastic!

Partners in Crime organized a comprehensive tour filled with guest posts, reviews, book spotlights, interviews, contests and giveaways, thereby ensuring that the tour was an excellent showcase of social media marketing and promotion. There was also a radio interview which I was unfortunately unable to take advantage of but it was offered.

The bloggers were great, the posts were polished and professional and the interaction between the blog postings, twitter, Goodreads and in some cases, amazon, was great.

I was kept in the loop as soon as the posts were up which was also great.

I felt that Partners in Crime really ‘got’ my book, The Witchdoctor’s Bones, and they were a huge help in leveraging interest in the book and in helping me with my promotional efforts.

I very much look forward to working with them again!”

~ Lisa de Nikolits, author of The Witchdoctor’s Bones.

“I wrote to Cheryl and inquired about a blog tour. From that first email on, through 27 blog stops, I have never been disappointed. We started the tour in September, and finished on November 30th. That’s two and a half months of dealing with someone every week, often every day. That leaves a lot of room for error or messing up. Not with Cheryl. I feel certain that if the word “meticulous” were to be described with a picture, it would be of Cheryl.”
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~ Giacomo Giammatteo, author of MURDER TAKES TIME & A BULLET FOR CARLOS.

“I had so much fun working with Molly’s team at Partners in Crime Tours. It was great to have Molly in my corner. She did all the legwork, from scheduling to following up on host blogs. All I had to do was complete the interviews and guest posts. It was a delight working with her!” 

~ Natasha Deen, author of True Grime.



“Partners in Crime did such a great job on the tour for my novel Scream Catcher, I could hardly keep up. For one full month I woke up to a new review, guest blog post, interview or sometimes all three! Not a day was wasted. In fact, on some days, two new reviews came out. The tour not only spread the word about my new publication, it resulted in increased sales. I’d recommend them to anyone. Great job!” 

~ Vincent Zandri, Bestselling author of The Innocent and Scream Catcher



“Partners in Crime is professional, diligent, and passionate about what they do. You really couldn’t ask for more from a blog tour organizer. They’re a true pleasure to work with.”

~ Lou Aronica, Publisher, The Story Plant



“Cheryl, It’s been a true pleasure to work with you during my book promos. I cannot tell you how impressed I have been with your dedication and TRUE professionalism. That is becoming rare in this business and you stand out among the others. What I also appreciated about your approach is that when a request was made by either myself or my publisher, you took care of it immediately. Again, that was a joy to experience. I look forward to working with you in the future.” 

~ Laurel Dewey, author of the Jane Perry series



“When I began to look for ways to have my first novel Missing in Mexico reviewed to receive critical feedback on it, a successful author suggested that I look into a virtual book tour. I researched several virtual book tours and found that most of them were a general “We take any type of book” tour. I’m sure they’re all good, and they seem to do well, but I wanted a tour that was geared more toward MY book – a mystery novel. So I contacted Molly Edwards at Partners in Crime Tours because her tour was genre-specific, exactly what I wanted. It was a great match, and it worked well.

As a result of my two months of being on tour with Molly, my book received exposure in lots of venues and to many new readers that I would never have been able to reach on my own. I also received some very important feedback that I’ve incorporated into my next mystery novel – that feedback alone was worth the price of the tour. Along the way, I’ve also made some new friends, people who are willing to share information and advice because they’ve read many books and they know what works. There are never any guarantees as to what can happen to your book, but my debt novel Missing in Mexico has been a #1 TOP RATED Kindle book for six straight weeks (and counting!)

I am extremely pleased to have worked with Molly and the entire cadre of readers, reviewers, and bloggers at Partners in Crime Tour. Their personal and beyond-expectation service is truly amazing. Thank you, Molly, for caring about mystery writers, and for creating a book tour that is specifically for them. I hope you will hold a spot open for me when I’m ready to go on tour with my next novel.”

~ Stuart Gustafson Author, Missing in Mexico , www.stuartgustafson.com



Cheryl, Well done, the tour was a big success. When you write a book you want feedback, preferably positive. I like the fact that not all of of the tour hosts were into the crime/thriller genre, but gave their honest point of view and I must say the results were gratifying. The reviews after a while become addicting. I’d wake up looking for your e-mail, anticipating the next one. I’d recommend the Partners in Crime Tour for anyone who is writing books. All the best, Peter

Peter Leonard, Author, Voices of the Dead


Cheryl Masciarelli runs the tightest ship in the business when it comes to virtual blog tours. Her communication is flawless and everything runs like clockwork. I’ve been on a few tours with other companies, but Cheryl and Partner’s In Crime will always be the first people I call when I’m ready to go on tour again.

~ Bill Walker Author of TITANIC 2012 and A Note from an Old Acquaintance


I have booked a ‘Partners-In-Crime’ Tour for one of my novels and have been pleasantly surprised at the dedication the organizer, Cheryl Masciarelli, has shown toward making this tour a success. Never having done a tour before and being a bit helpless with social networking, she has guided me through the process, has always been available for my many questions and has coordinated the different tour stops with endless patience. What impressed me most, however, was her enormous enthusiasm. She showed amazing respect for the author as well as all the reviewers. I thank her with all my heart for her wonderful work and of course highly recommend her services.

~ Helga Zeiner, author, Section 132


Cheryl, the Partners in Crime Tour was excellent, very professionally run, with some truly interested and knowledgeable reviewers. I highly recommend your tour. Keep up the good work and thank you very much.

~ John Worsley Simpson, author of Missing Rebecca



Cheryl, thank you for all of your help. You are a true professional and a joy to work with. 

~ Mark Gilleo, author of Love Thy Neighbor and Sweat



Hi Cheryl, Kudos to both you and Gina for your excellent work. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Yours is the third blog tour company we’ve worked with, and our experience with you was 100% positive, unsurpassed. You will definitely be hearing from us again.

~ Catherine Treadgold, Publisher, Coffeetown Press, Curveball by Jen Estes



Cheryl, I had a lot of fun on my blog tour and in addition to reaching out to new readers, I also discovered some great book websites. I really appreciate the daily emails and felt you went above and beyond to make the tour easy and enjoyable. I was very impressed with how quickly you handled the few issues that came up. I look forward to working with you in the future!

~ Jen Estes, author of Curveball



I think you do an outstanding job. You keep your bloggers on task with reminders of due dates, you promptly notify your clients when a blog is posted, and you correspond with clients in a caring way. My experience with your tour has been very positive all around. I now have many good reviews to use in promoting Sasha Plotkin’s Deceit, which would not be the case had I not used your good services.

~ Vaughn Sherman, author of Sasha Plotkin’s Deceit



“Gina was a pro from start to finish, keeping us all in the loop with grace and humor. The tour schedule and all the details were arranged well in advance. Never for a moment did any of us feel that our book was just one of many. We were also given valuable guidance as to tour etiquette. I have nothing but praise for Partners in Crime and Gina in particular.”

~ Catherine Treadgold, Publisher, Coffeetown Press, Death In The Memorial Garden by Kathie Deviny



“I’d say that was the best of the tours I’ve been on. Congratulations and thanks. I liked that Gina always answered my questions promptly and kept me informed about our bloggers. That’s important. I would highly recommend your tour to authors of our genre without hesitation. It’s a beauty. Nice artwork, too.”

~ A. F. Ebbers, Author, Dangerous Past

“Your services which I found to be nothing short of terrific. Your diligence, organization, and thoroughness impressed me no end, and I am already looking forward to working with you again for STRONG RAIN FALLING The value you offer for the money is incredible and I’m sure we’ll be working together many times and on many books into the future”. ~ Jon Land, Author, Pandora’s Temple


“If I was to simplify my feelings regarding PICT, I would say it was a flawless process with personal attention to the most minute detail. The author is always kept in the loop and honest advice is always an email away. Both Cheryl and Gina are professionals at what they do. I will hire then again for my sequel. Anyone looking for the best book tour company, look no further than PICT, they are the best!” ~ Marc A. DiGiacomo, Author of In A Small Town

“I thought your communication was strong and very helpful in knowing what was going, whether something was being posted or if there was a delay for some reason and why. You were super easy to work with and very professional. I will recommend your services to other and look forward to working with you again!”~ Jack Patterson, Author of Cross the Line

“I was delighted with the tour for THE TROUBLE WITH CHARLIE. Partners In Crime was thorough and organized, communicating exactly what to expect, when and where. The tour enabled me to reach and connect with readers I never would have found on my own. And it was easy! The list of interviews and blogs came far in advance, giving me plenty of time to respond. Beyond that, once I’d provided the initial information (excerpt, cover, bio,etc) my work was done. Posts went up almost daily without my effort. I could promote each post and stop to comment on the site. But other than that, I was freed up to work on other things, knowing that my tour was proceeding and being well-managed by pros. Every detail was covered. The response was great. I would definitely recommend Partners in Crime, and was so impressed with the quality of their work and the character of their staff that I plan to tour with them again.” ~ Merry Jones, Author of The Trouble With Charlie

Dear Cheryl and Gina,
I want to thank Partners in Crime Tour for a fantastic
experience. I wasn’t even aware of what a virtual blog tour was until my first
novel, “The Devil’s Necktie,” was given an e-book only release from my
publisher, and I realized that book signings weren’t in the cards.
Frustrated, I did a Google search, found Partners in Crime,
and decided to take a flyer. I landed in good hands. I found like-minded
professionals who got my book to the correct target audience.
Cheryl Masciarelli and Regina Hott are experts in their
field. Once we set up the parameters of the tour, they
kept me informed every step of the way. I received notification the morning of
the blog stop, when reviews were posted, where they were posted, and then
Partners in Crime copied the reviews to social media. It was one less aspect of
my life that I had to stress about, and it freed me up to continue writing the
next book in my series.

Partners in Crime has top of the line graphics, impeccable
communication, thoughtful bloggers, and great follow through. I look forward to
working with Cheryl and Regina again. This time it will be before the release
date of my next novel in the Bertolino series. I know it will be a successful
launch.
 ~ John Lansing, Author of The Devil’s Necktie

Hooking up with Partners in Crime was an exciting and rewarding experience. I would recommend Partners to any crime writer wanting to get the word out about their book. ~ Ron Chepesiuk, author of Black Caesar

I signed on with Partners in Crime to promote my latest novel, The Lone Wolf Agenda. The experience was thoroughly enjoyable, satisfying, and productive. Gina and Cheryl are masters at communications, keeping the participating author informed of daily blog activity, reminding bloggers to post their reviews on book review sites, and commenting on their bloggers reviews.
I plan to work with Partners in Crime when I release my next novel. ~
Joseph Badal
Author of the 4-book Danforth Saga, Shell Game, & The Pythagorean Solution