New Releases For The Week Of May 13th, 2018–Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of May13th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very many of them this week. Today is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



Southern Myths (Sweet Tea Witch Mysteries Book 3) by [Boyles, Amy]Just when Pepper Dunn starts accepting her ability to communicate with animals she’s thrown for a loop—an egg containing a baby dragon winds up on her doorstep.

Convinced the creature will grow up to become a destructive force of nature, Pepper gives the dragon to the first person interested in buying—a traveling magician named Mysterio, who claims he can communicate with the dead.

Relieved to be free of the creature, Pepper’s world turns upside down when Mysterio reveals that he has a message for Pepper—from her dead mother. Pepper can’t wait to discover what it is. But before she has a chance to find out, Mysterio is murdered.

Left with a set of clues, Pepper is determined to discover the information her mother wanted her to know. But will untangling the mess of clues lead Pepper on the right path, or will it lead her straight into the hands of the murderer?

Find out now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Hitwoman in a Pickle (Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman Book 18) by [Lynn, JB]What kind of trouble is Maggie in this time?

The klutzy contract killer must enlist the help of both her psychic friend, Armani, and her ever-growing collection of talking pets, as she desperately searches for not one, but two, missing relatives.

At the same time she’s trying to keep the peace in her crazy family and complete an unwanted assignment from mob boss, Delveccio, which could end with her on ice.

And oh yeah, she’s got a date with a certain hot manny.

Maggie and friends follow a crazy and convoluted path to try to save the day, but will an unexpected enemy get the upper hand?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Spell To Tell (Lemon Tea Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [May, Lucy]Welcome to Lemon Bliss, Louisiana where an abandoned lemon tea factory is the most happening place in town and witches secretly rule the roost.

Violet Broussard finds herself hanging tight in her tiny hometown, although that most definitely wasn’t her plan. She’s busy learning all the secrets kept hidden about her, um, secret witchy ways, running the bakery with her bestie, and falling for Gabriel.

Just when she’s starting to wonder if the dust has settled in Lemon Bliss, someone breaks into the town’s museum. Because everything in Lemon Bliss seems to be tangled up in magic, Violet isn’t the least bit surprised to discover every item stolen from the museum is connected to the ancient witch coven.

Not even her grandmother’s legendary lemon sweet tea can soothe anyone’s spirits.

With the witches running around trying to steal back their stolen items and hide their true power while they’re at it, Violet finds herself stooping to all kinds of magic. Breaking and entering, a sneaky love spell to beguile the police chief, and more are thrown about with abandon by the witches.

Meanwhile, Gabriel is still wooing her, the lemon trees have begun to bloom again, and the supernatural investigators won’t stop sneaking into the factory.

Loopy lemon tea, witches and wackiness abound in this cozy mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











A Guardian Of Magic II: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (The 4 Corners Cozy Mysteries Book 2) by [Amor, Maria]This book is ONLY 99c for a limited time only. Also, FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 

“Fans of Harry Potter, young and old, will love this!” 

Teenager Julia Beval was a four corner guardian.

That meant she was one of the intermediaries between the supernatural and the everyday world.

And this meant she was set to be one of the most important people on the planet.

Now on the eve of the day where she would gain her full magical abilities there was drama.

Dylan had been kidnapped and Julia knew it was all down to her to find out what had happened to him.

And when she found out the truth she was stunned….

This is a magical adventure story series that fans of Harry Potter and Twilight will LOVE. Download now and enjoy getting lost in a whole new world!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Black Rock Murder (Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series Book 6) by [Marple, Mona ]A Storm Is Coming…

As Waterfell Tweed is hit by an awful storm, the consequences will be severe for one family.

With a man dead, an unfamiliar face back in the village, an irate farmer to deal with, and a widow who refuses to believe her husband fell from Black Rock, it’s down to Sandy to investigate.

Did the dead man fall?

Or was he pushed?

BuyThe Black Rock Murderand grab your favourite cup of tea for a tale full of fun and suspense today!(Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Holly Jacobs' 2018 Beach Read by [Jacobs, Holly]Heading to the beach this summer for vacation? Grab your sunscreen, a towel…and Holly Jacobs’ 2nd Annual Beach Read Bundle!

For a Limited Time Only: Three Books in One

Steamed: A Maid in LA Mystery 

Cleaning Can Be Murder on a Manicure!

Quincy came to LA looking for fame and fortune but became a mother and a cleaning service owner instead. While filling in for a sick employee, she accidentally cleans up a crime scene and now that she’s a suspect in a murder case, she only has one option—find the real murderer or end up in jail for a crime she didn’t commit…a crime she only cleaned.

There’s a killer out there, and Quincy’s going to find them…or die trying.

Can’t Find NoBODY

As she hurries out the door on Monday morning, Markie Walkowicz trips over a body. A very dead body. She calls 911 from her closet, because what sane woman would stay on the porch with a dead body and a potential murderer hanging around? To make a bad Monday worse, the cop who shows up is Detective Zac Marshall–her longtime (former) friend. He announces there’s nobody…uh, no body on her porch. Over the next few days that body in its orange and green plaid suit keeps turning up–but never sticks around long enough for Zac to see it. Will he have to hang around full-time before he believes her? Markie eventually admits that having Zac hang around isn’t that bad. Even if she can’t find no body, maybe she has found her somebody.

Confessions of a Party Crasher

Morgan Miller is out of work and out of luck. She’s moved back home to Pittsburgh to try and put her life back in order. When she agrees to attend wedding reception with her mom for she’s appalled to learn her mother’s invitation is far from legitimate. Her mom has turned her into an inadvertent party crasher. When her friends agree that party crashing is a great way to meet men, Morgan’s life goes from crazy to completely crazy. Wedding photographer Conner Danning keeps shooting her swoon-worthy glances and Morgan’s ex is trying to de-ex himself. Coming home and falling in love might just be the one party Morgan doesn’t want to miss.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Roses and Rigamortis (The Black Orchid Series Book 4) by [James, Pyper ]For Vivian Meadows, it feels like a never-ending quest to find the bad guy. Her amateur sleuthing was not something Vivica intended, but with the most recent events in her hometown of Dahlonega Georgia, Vivica couldn’t stop now. With the Black Orchid Floral Shop finally opened, it was a time for celebration, or so Vivica thought; until a customer drops dead during the grand opening. Now, the Dahlonega Police Department, with the help of Vivica Meadows, has another mystery to solve.

Each book in the Black Orchid Series can be read as a standalone.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Rabbits Out of Hats (A Parlor Tricks Mystery Book 1) by [Kessler, A.L.]

Lacey Willow isn’t just a witch. She’s a bad one. Any attempt to use magic tends to end in quirky ways which is why she owns a magic shop where people purchase amusing parlor tricks. When her new shop neighbor turns out to be a PI, Lacy is unprepared for the shenanigans that are about to go down. Soon she finds herself accused of stalking, snooping around a funeral parlor, and dealing with hexes while she tries to clear her name.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The After-House by [Rinehart, Mary]


Out of funds, Ralph Leslie jumps at the chance to sign aboard a luxurious yacht as steward of the After House. It was easy sailing until one summer night, when the dream voyage became a nightmare. An incredible tale by a master of the genre, Mary Rinehart!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Deadbolt and Run: Burke's Cove Mystery #1 by [Chandler, Robinmarie]

Welcome to Burke’s Cove, a picturesque town located on a small gulf off the coast of Virginia.
Ten years ago, Alivia Ericson left Burke’s Cove in the wake of tragedy. After her broken engagement, Alivia returns home to take over her father’s hardware store and locksmithing business only to witness a murder linked to the events of years before.
To evade the killer, she must discover the secrets of the past and unravel a puzzle the victim left behind.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















The Wickenham Murders (Marsh & Daughter Book 1) by [Myers, Amy]‘An atmospheric village mystery with enough unexpected twists to keep readers fully engaged.’ – Booklist

Fingerprints left on Time. This is the premise on which Peter Marsh – a former policeman invalided out of the force – and his daughter, Georgia, base their investigations into unsolved past murders.

In 1929, in the village of Wickenham, Kent, Davy Todd was charged with murdering Amy Proctor, middle-aged daughter of the local doctor. As Marsh & Daughter begin their investigations, a skeleton is found in the woods of Wickenham Manor Hotel.

Two seemingly unconnected events – yet Georgia and her father feel intuitively that there must be a link, and together, they set out to find it . . .

‘Fascinating subject matter, cozy characters, and tempting prose highly recommend this first title in an intriguing new British series.’ – Library Journal

AMY MYERS has been a full-time writer since 1988, and has written a wide range of novels from historical sagas and contemporary romance to crime. She is married to an American and lives in Kent. Many of her novels have been published under the name of Harriet Hudson. Amy is also the author of the successful Tom Wasp murder mystery series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover










It's A Wonderful Knife (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 10) by [Sax, Elise]It’s a Wonderful Knife is the 10th installment of the hilarious Matchmaker Mysteries Series. It’s wedding time in Cannes. Gladie’s wedding. But once again, love has to take a backseat to murder. Matchmaker Mysteries…Sometimes love comes with a few dead ends.
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig
“With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse” –RT Book Reviews
“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember
“A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint
“There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.”—RT Book Reviews, on Love Game  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Careful What You Wish For (Corporate Chaos Series Book 4) by [Dobbs, Leighann, Fenwick, Lisa]Harper Sullivan has one wish – to catch the person sabotaging O’Rourke Signature Events. She needs to make up for her past actions and she can’t stand the thought of anyone hurting her feisty, generous boss Gertie O’Rourke. Lucky thing she has the perfect person to help – her uncle Tanner. He should know how to catch someone hell bent on destruction since he’s a master at it himself. When Harper catches the new guy, Logan Carter, doing something suspicious, she thinks she has discovered the culprit.

Undercover P. I., Logan Carter didn’t take Gertie O’Rourke seriously at first, but now he’s starting to think there may be something to the kooky old lady’s accusations that someone is trying to ruin her business. He’s grown fond of Gertie and wants to see her succeed, but when he sees Harper Sullivan doing something she shouldn’t, he can’t bring himself to turn her in right away. It has nothing to do with the way her red curls make his heart beat faster, either. Accusing someone of tampering is serious and he wants to be certain.

But as Harper and Logan set out to prove each other is the culprit, they soon realize the threat is more sinister than either of them suspects… not just to O’Rourke Signature Events but also to their hearts.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback







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