New Releases For The Week Of July 8th, 2018–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of July 8th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for the week. Today is the first day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



Poisoned Pages (A Booktown Mystery) by [Barrett, Lorna]Mystery bookstore owner Tricia Miles learns that nothing kills a good party like a murder in the latest entry in the New York Times bestselling Booktown Mysteries.

Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, throws a housewarming cocktail party in her new apartment and has cooked all the food by herself–quite a feat for someone who previously couldn’t boil water. Then one of her guests is poisoned and dies. Tricia’s left to wonder if her cooking is to blame or if there’s something much more sinister at play. Either way, Tricia’s once again in hot water with her ex-lover, Chief Baker.

Meanwhile the charming town of Stoneham is being disrupted by a vandalism crime wave. It’s the hot topic in the race for Chamber of Commerce president which sees Tricia pitted against two bitter rivals. With all that’s going on can she find the killer before she’s the next item on the menu?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover









Bat Out of Spell (An Elemental Witches of Eternal Springs Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Lee, Amanda M.]Welcome to Eternal Springs, home to more than a thousand “normal” people and four feisty witches. Just a tip, the witches are more fun.
Especially Skye Thornton, an air witch about town who would rather be on the mainland than a touristy island that’s home to four climate zones and a gaping hole under the local school that allows monsters to creep through and wreak havoc on the community.
A reporter, Skye likes to be in the thick of things – she’s a busybody and proud of it – until she quite literally trips over a dead body at the island resort. In quick order, she finds herself fighting off monsters while trying to discover one of the human variety.
Since she can’t keep clear of trouble, Skye is determined to track down a murderer, fight off a wishing well beast and stay away from a local security chief who she’s always hated … or has she?
It’s a full slate of activity for Skye and her witchy friends. The laughs and insults will be flying fast and furious. Of course, so will the danger.
Look out world, here come four witches with attitude, and they’re not taking any prisoners.

This is book 1 in a 4-book series. For more information on the author, please visit  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










The Hex Files: Wicked Long Nights (Mysteries from the Sixth Borough Book 2) by [LaManna, Gina]Detective Dani DeMarco is back—and not by choice.

When a powerful witch goes missing from NYPD, Dani is dragged out of retirement to assist her sometimes boyfriend, sometimes boss—Captain Matthew King—in locating the detective before it’s too late. But things are never that easy, and Dani is soon faced with three bodies missing from the morgue, two reports of necromancy that rock the borough, and a new strain of illegal magic wreaking havoc across Wicked.

Dani doesn’t know who to trust. The medical examiner is lying. A detective is reverting to dangerous habits. A rich lawyer is wrapped up in a gruesome murder-suicide. In addition to the job, Dani’s forced to balance a potential new suitor with her complicated feelings for Matthew, while demons from her past threaten to destroy the future.

When the case begins to crumble from the inside out, Dani must re-examine those she loves most…and risk losing everything in the name of justice.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Gone to Ground: A Detective Kay Hunter serial killer mystery (Kay Hunter British detective crime thriller Book 6) by [Amphlett, Rachel]While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery.

The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown.

When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth – a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs.

With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media.

When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated.

As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life.

Gone to Ground is a gripping serial killer thriller full of page-turning suspense, and the sixth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series:


A page-turning murder mystery for fans of Peter Robinson, David Baldacci and Harlen Coben.
Praise for Gone to Ground

“Several twists and turns make this novel an exciting read!” ~ Goodreads

“A fantastic thriller, consistently presenting the police team as the humans they are and the ending is, as always, just perfect!” ~ Goodreads  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










A Devilish Disappearance: A hilariously witchy reverse harem mystery (Cats, Ghosts, and Avocado Toast Book 3) by [Howell, N.M., Hibbett, L.C.]


Pre-order the third book in L.C. Hibbett and N.M Howell’s hilariously witchy reverse harem mystery series, Cats, Ghosts, and Avocado Toast!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














The Fifth Curse: A Cozy Mystery (Teas and Temptations Book 5) by [Stark, Cindy]Lace, lust and lies.

Old-fashioned wedding bells are chiming in New England and Hazel’s excited to cater the event. It’s Fiona, the wedding planner’s turn to tie the knot, and she’s going all out. The only problem is some of Fiona’s previous, unsatisfied clients are going all in. They want to make her day as miserable as she made theirs.

The three bridezillas have a score to settle. But when the wedding-planner-turned bride winds up dead, Chief Peter Parrish is choking on roses. He needs Hazel’s navigational skills, and she’s happy to assist. But she soon discovers relationships can be messy, including hers.

If Hazel wants to regain her happiness, she must find the killer, dissuade her cat from prowling the neighborhood in search of female attention, and help Peter see that her witchy-ness isn’t the problem.

The Fifth Curse is the fifth book in the Teas and Temptations Cozy Mystery series. If you like lighthearted paranormal mysteries with a fun romance like those written by Amanda M. Lee and Leighann Dobbs, then you’ll love Cindy Stark’s mystical adventures!


Get your copy of The Fifth Curse today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Matchmaking Advice From Your Grandma Zelda (The Collection from the Matchmaker Series) by [Sax, Elise]The complete collection of Grandma Zelda’s matchmaking advice from the bestselling Matchmaking Mysteries series. All of her words of wisdom are here, and as a bonus, Yiddish definitions and introductions by Elise Sax and Grandma Zelda are included. Zelda’s humorous words of wisdom about love and life are a shot of happiness, sure to brighten anyone’s day.

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  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback









The White Horse (Adam Larsen Mysteries Book 7) by [Levinson, Kenneth L.]“Beware the White Horse!” Those were the words of a dying man as he vowed to return from the grave and wreak vengeance on his own malevolent son.
Adam Larsen, the Denver lawyer with a penchant for crime-solving, is attacked on the seventeenth hole of a golf course by a knife-wielding lunatic who claims that his father’s ghost has returned to kill him. Later the man is killed when he darts into the path of an oncoming minivan. Larsen finds himself being stalked by a man in gray, the same one who had been haunting Larsen’s attacker. Perhaps the dead man’s fears had been well-founded. Curious now, Larsen begins investigating the accident and soon encounters Karst, a mysterious “spiritual guide” who clearly knows more than he is telling–and whose cryptic answers only raise more questions.
Meanwhile, Larsen’s advice has led his lover and favorite private investigator, Jana Deacon, to uncover a hidden cache of gold coins a domineering husband had been concealing from his wife in a nasty divorce case. When the man begins to threaten his wife–and Jana–Larsen becomes understandably concerned. He discovers the husband is amassing assault gear, including an AK47 and a stockpile of ammunition. It’s time, Larson realizes, for him to act. But how can he stop a madman who is hell-bent on murder? And how can he do it without dozens of innocent people getting caught in the cross-fire? Larsen must find a way to out-maneuver an avowed killer before time runs out.
And along the way, he must solve the mystery of the White Horse.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Ava Box Set: A What Doesn't Kill You World Romantic Mystery Box Set by [Hutchins, Pamela Fagan]A musical career in the making. A popstar in the crosshairs. Touring with the band just got deadly.

Bombshell (Ava #1): Ava dreams of building a better life for her daughter through her island pop songs. Her new temp job leads to a once-in-a-lifetime shot at a record deal, but before she can pack her bags for New York, she discovers a dead body outside her office building. Horrified, Ava recognizes the murdered sex worker as her childhood friend. Before Ava can move on to a bright future in music, she must confront the truth behind her dark past to catch the murderer or she’ll be next on his kill list.

Stunner (Ava #2): After battling breast cancer, island pop singer and single mom Ava thought she could handle anything her concert tour threw her way. But when tragedy strikes her album launch party, she realizes she may have underestimated the price she’ll have to pay for fame. And the cost skyrockets when someone attempts to murder her headlining act. Knowing her future hinges on staying in the spotlight, Ava must track down the murderous stalker before the final curtain drops.

Knockout (Ava #3): Everyone wants a piece of Ava’s skyrocketing star power… including her serious boyfriend and her deadbeat baby daddy. But when she visits the future site of a controversial resort and stumbles upon a dead body, Ava thinks she’s finally found a worthy cause for her newfound celebrity. Determined to catch the killer and stop the construction of the eco-unfriendly tourist trap, she plans to put her sex symbol status to good use. To solve the murder and save her career, Ava must find a new way to take down the multi-million-dollar nest of corruption before her dead body joins the construction heap.

Buy the Ava Box Set to get into the rhythm with THREE fast-paced pop murder mysteries today!


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.

  • 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery
  • 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an “up-and-coming powerhouse writer.”

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney who splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The Ava series reviews are in, and they’re good. Very, very good.

“Just when I think I couldn’t love another Pamela Fagan Hutchins novel more, along comes Ava. She’s smart and sassy, with a story full of juicy plot twists.” — Marcy McKay, author of Pennies from Burger Heaven

“To finally get a whole book of Ava’s beautiful voice and attitude was so much fun. And then to see that her outer armor was mixed with the very real insecurities and struggles that we can all relate to was magical.” — Tara Scheyer, Grammy-nominated musician, Long-Distance Sisters Book Club

“Entertaining, complex, and thought-provoking. Each book gets better and better and better.” — Ginger Copeland, power reader


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Ava and her friends in the What Doesn’t Kill You world. Scroll up and grab your copy of the Ava Box Set today.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Gull Island Calamity: a Friday Friends Dinner Club Mystery by [Haas, Poppy M.]The sharks are out in full force this summer, but it’s the people who are causing more blood in the water in the beach town of Bayview.

Melody is ready for a beach vacation, unaware of the danger ahead of her. She’s on her way to stay in her employer’s beach home for a long weekend in the charming seaside town of Bayview.

No guys. No drama. No work deadlines.

Sailboat rides to Gull Island. Reading on the beach. Late, long dinners around the fire pit. Sounds like bliss.

But the mysteries start as soon as Melody pulls into the drive way of Sandy Shores Lane. First, she makes a discovery on the beach that sets the weekend on edge. Then she finds out an ominous cloud hangs over Bayview and Gull Island as a serial killer picks off influential women one by one.

Olivia, the inquisitive reporter from the East Coast finds out Melody is an amateur detective and persuades her to help solve the case before someone else gets hurt…or killed.

Finding out who the murderer is (and their motive) takes Melody all over the small coastal town, meeting several residents including Seaside Sam, the cranky but helpful seaman, Scotty, the attractive Italian restaurant owner and surfer who takes a liking to Melody and a gaggle of real estate agents who are up to a lot more than selling homes.

Even though it isn’t the calm, relaxing beach trip Melody planned for, she’s in her element, tracking down criminals and figuring out the motive for the lethal crimes. Jillian and Savannah come down to visit and soon the Friday Friends Dinner Club are back together, solving mysteries as they cook and eat together.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle








Turning for Trouble (Familiar Legacy Book 7) by [Tanner, Susan Y.]DUST, GLORY—AND MURDER—at the Rodeo. Malone Summers ‘has what it takes’ to ride horses to big wins in the rough and tumble world of rodeo. Once young and headstrong, she’d chased her dream with a wild rodeo cowboy destined to break her heart. Now she’s riding high–until she finds a frightened young stowaway named Joss in her rig, and the murders of rough stock riders begin.

Cade Delaney has a past heartbreak of his own. He’s ready for a second chance with the only girl who ever turned his head or stole his heart, but while Malone is a risk-taker in the arena, she’s not willing to put her heart on the line again when Cade reappears in her life.

Trouble, the sleek and talented black cat detective, finds himself in the world of rodeo and murder when he takes on the job of guarding Malone against the mounting danger around her. Young Joss is connected to the murders, but how? Trouble has to help the humanoids determine what role Joss plays in the dangerous events and then help them see the truth their hearts fight against.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback



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