New Releases For The Week Of December 10th, 2017–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of December 10th, 2017.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very many of them.  Today is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.


Total Eclipse of The Hunt: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 5) by [Roth, Mandy M.]Total Eclipse of The Hunt by NY Times & USA TODAY from Bestselling Author Mandy M. Roth

Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there’s no such thing as normal.

As a centaur, Deputy Jake Majoy (Deputy March) is immortal, and has seen and done a lot in his five hundred years. Enough to know that Everlasting feels like home. It’s been perfect for him to fade away and blend in; you see, the town is anything but normal—and the locals protect their own. So when a newcomer ends up in their midst, at the same time things go missing around town, it’s his duty to step in to restore law and order. But the pull he feels to the woman is anything but part of the job.

Kelsey Gibbons has (literally) followed all the signs leading to Everlasting, Maine. There is a great power at work, drawing her to the tiny seaside town. She’s hoping Everlasting will be a safe place to ride out the storm engulfing her personal life while she works to unravel the mystery of who sent her a mysterious pendant and a bus ticket. When her arrival coincides with an uptick of crime, it becomes very clear that the chaos has only just begun. And when a hunky man in uniform shows up on the scene, it’s all she can do to focus on finding answers.

When the truth about Everlasting is revealed, Kelsey learns she’s not so alone in the world and she’s braver than she thought—not to mention, she’s destined for a hot dude who can shift into a horse.

Can she and Jake beat the clock…and the evil that has come back to town?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback






How Aunt Tillie Stole Christmas: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short by [Lee, Amanda M.]Fourteen years ago, Christmas hit Walkerville with a bang. Or, rather, a big ball of fire.
When a local group home for orphaned children goes up in smoke right before the holidays, Tillie Winchester volunteers her family to take in some kids – even though her arch nemesis Margaret Little is dead-set against it. Of course, that’s part of the appeal for Tillie so she’s considering it a win.
Three boys – all of them with a little attitude – have no idea what to expect from the Winchester household. No matter what, Tillie is sure they’re about to get more than they bargained for. In short order, they’re welcomed into the family at the same time the town is on edge due to a second fire.
Tillie is determined to prove the boys are innocent while also finding them a forever home … even if she has to take on a local judge and declare all out war to do it.
So, hang your stockings by the fire and sit back for another Christmas with the Winchesters. You’ll never be the same again.

Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest world. It’s set back in the past so it can be read in any order.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







You Give Witch a Bad Name: Wicked Witches of the Midwest Shorts 11-15 by [Lee, Amanda M.]It’s time to return to Hemlock Cove with five fun tales of Winchester fun.
Join the Winchester witches – and those who love them – for a bevy of mischief and mayhem. Spend time in the present with Clove, Thistle and Landon and travel through time with Twila and Aunt Tillie.
This 140-000-word omnibus includes five shorts:
Four-Leaf Clover: Clove discovers what could be a magical coin at the same time someone is making the rounds and robbing people in Hemlock Cove.
Thistle While You Work: Hang out with Thistle as she spends a day babysitting Annie … and then proceeds to lose her for one terrifying night.
Landon Calling: Landon hosts a law enforcement seminar at The Overlook – while also trying to find a missing woman – and Aunt Tillie doesn’t react well to her life being uprooted.
I Dream of Twila: Travel back in time with Twila as she’s left in charge of teenagers Bay, Clove and Thistle … and also deal with unwanted visitors on the Winchester property.
How Aunt Tillie Stole Christmas: It’s another wonderful Winchester holiday set in the past, and when Aunt Tillie decides to help some orphans … she goes all out, including proving they’re not responsible for setting a fire.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







Dead Famous (A Cree Blue Psychic Eye Mystery Book 3) by [Allenton, Kate]A dead actress. A missing diamond. A mystery left unsolved.
Psychic Cree Blue is at it again, and this promises to be her toughest case yet.

Normal people search for celebrities when they go to Hollywood. Cree Blue isn’t normal. She’s searching for a killer and a missing diamond whose ownership could change the destiny of a small country.

Given the mounting list of suspects and red-hot secrets with the potential to destroy lives, she’s willing to risk it all to find the truth, even if that means immersing herself in the secret lives of the rich and famous. Her only hope is that this trip to Tinsel Town doesn’t steal her life too.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Beauty & Bloodshed: A romantic, cozy mystery: Beauty Secrets Mystery Book 5 by [Damore, Stephanie]Book 5 in the Beauty Secrets Series

Can’t a girl get a vacation?

If you’re Ziva Diaz, that answer is no. What’s worse, no one believes Ziva when she tells them about the murder she just witnessed. Where’s the body? Where’s the evidence?

If Ziva could just forget what she saw she could walk away, but images like that never leave you and neither will Ziva, even if that means riding out the hurricane that’s heading straight towards the resort.

Can Ziva solve a murder and fly to safety before the storm hits? Will she be trapped on an island with the killer on the loose? Or is something more spooky afoot?

Find out in Book 5 of the Beauty Secrets Series.

Beauty Secrets Series Order
Book One: Makeup & Murder
Book Two: Kiss & Makeup
Book Three: Eyeliner & Alibis
Book Four: Pedicures & Prejudice
Book Five: Beauty & Bloodshed
Short Story: A Ring to Die For

Each book is a stand alone (No Cliffhangers!!!), but the relationships among the characters grow throughout the series. I recommend reading them in order, but that’s just me!

Note: Rated PG-13 for mild language and because hey, there’s dead bodies. No graphic sex or gore.

If you like a good story and an even better mystery, try the Beauty Secrets Series today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







The Mantle of God: a Dottie Manderson mystery (Dottie Manderson mysteries Book 2) by [Allan, Caron]Reviews of Night and Day: a Dottie Manderson mystery:
‘Five stars! Delightfully entertaining, rich characters, suspenseful, charming all in one; anxiously awaiting the next one!’
‘A finely written mystery: This book is well written and has depth to it. The characters are well rounded and likeable. I enjoyed the mystery its self. I also read the promo for the next book and I intend to buy it’

The Mantle of God: a Dottie Manderson mystery.

Can a tiny piece of faded cloth really be worth killing for? Is the past ever truly forgotten? A friend asks Dottie Manderson to find out more about a scrap of fabric found in a dead man’s pocket. But as soon as she starts to ask questions, things begin to happen. It’s not long before someone dies, and Dottie has to wonder if she may be next. What can it mean? Can the insignificant scrap really be a clue to a bloody past and a time of religious hatred and murder?
Join Dottie as she works to uncover the truth of a distant past, and at the same time discover secrets held by her own closest friends and family. In addition to all that, she is forced to admit to her own growing feelings for a certain police inspector. Can William Hardy put the murderer behind bars before it’s too late? Just who is behind the recent string of robberies, nicknamed the Dinnertime Thefts by the media? Setting aside his own personal tragedy, Hardy has to get behind the polite façade of 1930s London society to find a killer.

Buy The Mantle of God: a Dottie Manderson mystery, and find out what it all means and how the past can impact the present with deadly consequences. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Gingerbread and Ghosts (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 10) by [Frost, Agatha]The 10th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series!

Christmas falls on Peridale, but that does not mean café-owner and part-time sleuth, Julia South, can sit back and enjoy the festivities. When the opening night of the annual Christmas play ends with Julia’s elderly gran, Dot, fatally shooting a man in front of the whole village, Julia’s world is turned upside down. Did Dot plan to murder the man she has a secret past with or was she framed?

While juggling the slow process of adopting her foster daughter, her heavily pregnant sister’s looming delivery date, and her detective inspector boyfriend seemingly keeping secrets, Julia must wade through the tangled history of the Peridale Amateur Dramatics Society if she wants to free Dot from prison before Christmas Day. With the walls of Julia’s personal life closing in around her, and the cast and crew of the play not being all they seem, can she figure out the truth in time, or is it one case too many? The only thing guaranteed is that it promises to be a holiday season to remember…

Book 10 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!

Other books in the series:
1. Pancakes and Corpses
2. Lemonade and Lies
3. Doughnuts and Deception
4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos
5. Shortbread and Sorrow
6. Espresso and Evil
7. Macarons and Mayhem
8. Fruit Cake and Fear
9. Birthday Cake and Bodies
10. Gingerbread and Ghosts  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Dark Skies: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 7) by [Ross, LJ]FROM THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HOLY ISLAND

Beware what lies beneath…

One fateful, starry night, three friends embark on a secret camping trip but only two return home. Thirty years later, the body of a teenage boy rises from the depths of England’s biggest reservoir and threatens to expose a killer who has lain dormant…until now.

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan returns from honeymoon to face danger from all sides. In the depths of Kielder Forest, a murderer has escaped justice before and will do anything to protect the secrets of the past. Meanwhile, back at Northumbria CID, an old foe has taken the helm as Superintendent and is determined to destroy Ryan at any cost.

Who will prevail in Ryan’s most dangerous case yet?

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Death's Ethereal Enemy: Mystery (January Chevalier Supernatural Mysteries Book 4) by [Loren, Ruby]A rabbit who wants world domination.

An invisible stalker.

Someone is trying to kill January Chevalier.

To be fair, that’s nothing new. And being an immortal enchanter, death is more of an annoyance than a finality.

But when she starts to suspect that the person trying to kill her might be the one responsible for her parents’ murder, it’s time to end her stalker’s game.

However, the games played by The Clan – the oldest vampires in existence – have only just begun.

Pick up this supernatural page-turner today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Bloodstone Bludgeon (A Rock Shop Mystery Book 2) by [Brown, S.D.]Allie Renault’s business THE ALABASTER is going great so why did she have to come up with the crazy plan to sell rocks online? What started as a great idea has morphed into a major headache. Now an angry customer has her on a road trip to the remote Carson Quarry to retrieve a promised delivery that never came . . .

When she arrives, she’s greeted with a grisly surprise. The bloodstone is waiting for her, but if she wants to load it into her truck, she’s going to have to remove the dead body sprawled on top.

And that’s not all. Her heart sinks when she spots the murder weapon—the polished bloodstone boulder that she’s already sold. This murder has just become personal.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Terror on Sunshine Boulevard by [Rose, J.Q.]Rescuing a naked woman lying in a geranium bed or investigating mysterious murders are not the usual calls for first responder Jim Hart. He expects slip and fall accidents or low blood pressure emergencies in his retirement community of Citrus Ridge Senior Community and Golf Resort. The ghastly crime scenes turn the winter time fun into a terrifying season of death and mystery when the authorities cannot track down the predator responsible.

Jim and his wife Gloria could escape the horror and grief by returning to their northern home, but concern for their friends and residents keep them in Florida. With the entire community in a dither over the deaths, the Harts participate in the normal winter activities of golfing, dancing, and pool parties with their friends to distract them from the sadness and loss.

Can Jim and Gloria work with the authorities to discover who or what is killing the seniors on Sunshine Boulevard and stop the increasing body count?

Editorial Reviews
4.0Move Over Stephen King
J.Q. Rose’s writing is as “bad” as Steven King’s. The fact that I read the whole book, however, is a testament to J.Q. Rose’s writing. She had me from the first truly weird death to the ominous ending. Rochelle Weber, Roses & Thorns Reviews

I’m NOT Moving to Florida
OMG! J.Q. Rose creates a suspense-filled story that keeps you reading to find out what is claiming the lives of people in Citrus Ridge. I won’t give away any secrets, but I will reiterate my review title: I’m NOT moving to Florida…ever ever ever. Ginger Simpson

A Real Page Turner

Deaths at a Senior Community aren’t unusual, but when it appears someone or something is killing them, that’s a different story. I couldn’t put this book down from page 1. The author definitely has a talent for hooking you and keeping you on the line. Roseanne Dowell

FL retirement community plagued by mysterious deaths… who knew it could be so fun?
This fast, fun read follows snowbirds Gloria and Jim as they worry over the mysterious deaths of several neighbors. With lots of humor and quirky characters galore, I found this book very entertaining. And though I dream of someday being a snowbird myself, this book is just creepy enough to give me second thoughts! Rich Brainerd

“Creep” Factor in Florida – Oh, Yeah!
This is a horror story, although maybe not quite your typical horror formula. I’m not about to spill any spoilers. Let me just say that the villain in this story was contrived by the author in a new and brilliant method. And scary. Miss Mae

Fun in the Sun, Fright in the Night! When “occasional” death in a retirement community becomes darn-near an every other day occurrence, something’s GOT to be going on! Find out why pink flamingos aren’t the only scary things in Florida! Gail Roughton

So Much Fun Sunshine Boulevard contains a good amount of snarky but good-natured humor in addition to the mystery and body horror.. Best to just read it for yourself, if you’re any kind of a comedy/mystery/horror fan. Erin O’Riordan

SUNSHINE BOULEVARD is a delightful murder mystery extravaganza taking place in Florida during the cold days of Northern Winters, when Snowbirds flock like geese to the warmer climes of Sunny Florida. Thrillingly funny, this is entertaining and a lighthearted romp with just the right amount of “danger”. By Lady Bug Lin  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Mistletoe Murder (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 4) by [MacInerney, Karen]It’s beginning to look a lot like… Murder. 

It’s Christmastime, and farmer Lucy Resnick is living the life she’s always dreamed of. When she’s not selling her jams, soaps, and mistletoe bundles at the Buttercup Christmas Market, she’s enjoying cozy evenings by the fire with her knitting group–or her handsome veterinarian boyfriend Tobias Brandt. But less than a week before Christmas, a pall falls over the festive atmosphere when local man Randy Stone turns up with a knife in his back… and a sprig of mistletoe in his hair.

Local sheriff Rooster Kocurek, never the brightest bulb on the string, is convinced it’s an open-and-shut case–murder by jealous wife–but Lucy suspects otherwise. She soon discovers that Randy’s life was more tangled than last year’s Christmas lights… and that unless she wraps up the case fast, there might be more than one funeral this holiday season.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












6 thoughts on “New Releases For The Week Of December 10th, 2017–Part 1

  1. I read none of these. Have you ever heard of Felicity Nesbit? My library has her 4 book and there listed as a cozies. Her rating on his 4 stars in Goodreads. How about Vivian Conroy? Another my library has several of her books?

      • I was trying to learn how to check out a book and downloaded one of Felicity’s book. I will try them out. Couldn’t find Vivian Conway on either Goodreads or Amazon. Goodreads sent me a “goodie” today J. A. Jance latest book for $3.99. As I had book money still, I brought it so it will be awhile before I will have time to read Vivian’s. Just thought I can Google her.

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