New Releases For The Week Of October 21st, 2018–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of October 21st, 2018. I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so many of them for this week. Today is the first day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.



A Picture of Murder (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 4) by [Kinsey, T E]

Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell.

Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady’s maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colourful cast of actors whose spooky moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall, is being shown to mark Halloween. But things take a macabre turn when the first night’s screening ends with a mysterious murder, and the second night with another…One by one the actors turn up dead in ways that eerily echo their film.

With the police left scratching their heads, Lady Hardcastle calls upon her amateur sleuthing skills to launch an investigation, with Flo’s able assistance. Surrounded by suspects both human and supernatural, Lady Hardcastle must use a little trickery of her own to unmask the murderer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook














Books and Brews (Back Room Bookstore Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Harper, Susan]An enchanted bookstore. A town that doesn’t know that magic exists. An ordinary murder leads to perfectly magical mystery.

A paranormal cozy mystery from #1 Best Selling Author Susan Harper

Monica Montoya is the new owner of the Back Room Bookstore, an ordinary bookstore with a back door to the supernatural realm. When a man is killed at a party, her plan to live a normal life is turned upside down. With the help of a little magic, she seeks to bring the killer to justice. Can Monica keep her secret and protect her friends, both mortal and supernatural?

Books and Brews is part of the Back Room Bookstore Cozy Mystery series. If you like fun paranormal mysteries, you will love Monica and her friends, both human and supernatural.

Get Books and Brews and start solving your next paranormal mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a humorous, fun standalone mystery, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant, Book 2. (Yep! It’s a standalone. The boring title is just to mess with you!)


Michael Vanderhorst has always been a lone wolf. Or lone vampire? Whatever. Point is, this ancient gentleman vampire is obsessed. She’s quirky, a horrible dresser, and the cutest librarian he’s ever seen. The question is, why her? In four hundred years, no one has ever captured his attention like this. He must find out, which is why he just signed on as her new assistant.

The problem is, she has no idea vampires exist or that she’s just broken one of their laws. As the leader of his territory, Michael has been ordered by his council to turn her or kill her. “Over my dead body!”

To overturn the ruling, Michael needs the council on his side, and right now they’re asking him to hunt down and execute five hundred vampires no one can seem to locate. Unfortunately, his assassin days are long over, and he’s not so sure he can go back to killing.

But with Miriam’s life on the line and their unusual bond growing stronger each day, will he dust off the old sword or give her the bite that will make her his forever?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle,















A Blush of Murder by [Prescott, Summer]North meets South in a tangled web of murder and deceit.

Twin sisters Tessa and Hayley inherit a Victorian mansion in small-town Louisiana when a beloved aunt passes. The two are at odds about what to do with the once-grand, but now a bit decrepit, pink mansion.

Secrets, lies and sinister happenings become the center of Tessa’s universe, but she vows to let nothing stop her from getting to the bottom of the murder of the grandparents that she never knew.

Surrounded by suspicious characters, Tessa fears for her life, but finds help in the form of a handsome small-town cop, who isn’t above using his dimples to open doors.

Will Tessa unlock the secrets of her family’s past? Or will she be the next in line to die?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle
















Lotus Avenue (Rose Hill Mystery Series Book 11) by [Grandstaff, Pamela]While her husband is away for work, Hannah Campbell is juggling several part-time jobs and looking after their rascally son Sammy. When she witnesses what looks very much like murder, she adds part-time amateur detective to that list.

There is some shady business going on involving the new governor’s administration, local mob families, and a mysterious group of foreign investors. The small town of Rose Hill would seem to be well out of the way for any related shenanigans, except this powerful and corrupt cadre wants to build a four-lane highway right through the middle of town.

All the Fitzpatrick families are going through momentous changes, and the three cousins are stretched to their limits while trying to support everyone. When the corruption that is at the core of this latest mystery threatens one of their own, Claire, Maggie, and Hannah are determined to get to the bottom of this dirty business.

It’s November in Rose Hill, and friends and family (and FBI agents) are gathering for a Thanksgiving celebration. The surprising return of one family member promises to bring more chaos and trouble than anyone had bargained for.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Inherited Magick: The Children of Dark Root: Book One by [Aasheim, April]It’s been four years since Maggie’s venture into the Netherworld, and Dark Root is thriving. But there are shadows moving in, and ominous signs in the tea leaves. Old spirits rise up to tell their stories, and new residents arrive. Who is friend and who is foe? There may be peace in Dark Root, but peace was never meant to last.

This is the spin-off series for The Daughters of Dark Root series. This series can be read alone, but do contain spoilers from the previous series. Magick. Mischief. Mayhem. Maggie.

Welcome to Dark Root. We’ve been expecting you.

Want to read the first series? Check out The Daughters of Dark Root best-selling series:
The Witches of Dark Root
The Magick of Dark Root
The Curse of Dark Root: Part One
The Curse of Dark Root: Part Two
The Shadows of Dark Root  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Drop Dead Ornaments (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Book 7) by [Winston, Lois]Anastasia Pollack’s son Alex is dating Sophie Lambert, the new kid in town. For their community service project, the high school seniors have chosen to raise money for the county food bank. Anastasia taps her craft industry contacts to donate materials for the students to make Christmas ornaments they’ll sell at the town’s annual Holiday Crafts Fair.

At the fair Anastasia meets Sophie’s father, Shane Lambert, who strikes her as a man with secrets. She also notices a woman eavesdropping on their conversation. Later that evening when the woman turns up dead, Sophie’s father is arrested for her murder.

Alex and Sophie beg Anastasia to find the real killer, but Anastasia has had her fill of dead bodies. She’s also not convinced of Shane’s innocence. Besides, she’s promised younger son Nick she’ll stop risking her life. But how can she say no to Alex? (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Smoldering Flames and Secrets: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 7) by [Tan, Anne R.]Smoldering flames are still deadly.

Raina Sun is in San Francisco, preparing for her cousin’s upcoming wedding…to her ex-boyfriend. Even though she is a reluctant bridesmaid, she understands duty to her family. When the bridegroom shows an unusual interest in her fiancé, and a dead body drops in during the rehearsal dinner, Raina is drawn into another murder investigation.

She must prove the bridegroom’s innocence, or he will reveal a secret that could change her beloved fiancé’s life…and not for the better. As things heat up, she learns all families have skeletons, and some are more deadly than others. Among the hundreds of guests, could she find this heartless killer before she becomes the next victim? And will this secret stay hidden?

Come join Raina in this next phase in her life—get your copy of Smoldering Flames and Secrets now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Pondering Station by [Behe, Jill S.]Fending off the haze of grief takes time and energy. Once she fights through that curtain, Casey Fuller is finding it hard to believe that her husband, Steve, died in an accident. She retreats to the peace and quiet of Pondering Station to write her next best-selling thriller. Instead, she’s plagued by hardware glitches, burglars who don’t steal, a busy-body and her dog, daily annoyance calls from her agent, and two fishermen who worked with her late husband. Not to mention, a body in the lake.

Jack Dawson was sent in undercover to expose an embezzler at the company where Steve Fuller worked. He’s getting close to an arrest when the man dies. Then Jack’s orders change: Follow the wife. NOT a hardship. His instincts are telling him the beautiful widow is innocent, and so he sets out to prove that fact, and find the real culprit before anyone else gets hurt.

Compiling facts and suppositions about what really happened on that fateful night in December, keeps Casey distracted from finishing her current novel. She begins to trust, and enlists the help of, the delicious and conveniently close-by, Special Investigative Agent Jack Dawson, to help her prove that her husband was, indeed, murdered.

As their romance blossoms, danger looms, and the killer stays one step ahead. Two people are killed, the manager of the campground is found bloody and unconscious, and Casey has a couple of close calls—one almost fatal. Can Jack and Casey figure out who, what, why, and how before they are next on the killer’s hit list? (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Life’s a Witch (The Summer Sisters Witch Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [King, A. M.]Being a witch is a lot more complicated than it looks.
Febe’s just getting used to her magical powers and needs to pass a few tests before she is fully licensed to practice magic without restrictions. But after the murder of someone close to her, she becomes the prime suspect.
Can she clear her name in time and find the real killer—with a little help from magic?

The Summer Sisters Witch Cozy Mystery series:

Witch Happens (Book 1)
Life’s a Witch (Book 2)
Witch You Were Here (Book 3)
Witchful Thinking (Book 4) coming soon  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Witch You Were Here (The Summer Sisters Witch Cozy Mystery Book 3) by [King, A. M.]

After years of dating Mr. Wrong, Febe’s finally met Mr. Right. Trouble is, she can never tell him she’s a witch.
Will that change everything between them if he finds out?
Meanwhile, Mr. Dawes, her creepy neighbor’s real identity is revealed. A suspicious death during the Blackshore Bay’s Festival of Witches to celebrate the 326-year anniversary of the end of the Salem witch trials, is written off as an accident.
But Febe knows differently. There’s a killer on the loose—and they’re so good, he or she is making the deaths look natural. Now Febe is racing against the clock to prove a crime has been committed—before the killer strikes again.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Mystery of Ruby's Tracks (Ruby Dove Mysteries Book 5) by [Donovan, Rose]Ready for a snowy ride aboard the Train Blanc? 

Murder and mayhem await.

November, 1935.

With its velvet sofas and bone china teacups, the Train Blanc is a haven of 1930s luxury. But for Ruby and Fina, the trip holds some shocking surprises – not least that one of their fellow passengers is a murderer …

As the famous train steams through the cold Alpine night, the detective pair must work out which of the travellers is not what they seem. Could it be the friendly Swiss priest? The glamorous erotica author? The ‘artistic’ dilettante? Or even the grandmother with the hideous knitting?

Ruby and Fina are at the top of their game in this witty, sophisticated tale, which weaves together politics, fashion, intrigue and romance in a mystery with more twists and turns than a train track through the Alps. (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Superhero's Husband (Superhero Wives World) by [Schultz, Joynell]It doesn’t take superpowers to do super things.

Rhett is strong. He’s heroic. He’s what every woman wants…if only his wife would notice.

During their eight years of marriage, Rhett has fought side-by-side with Rayne, his superhero wife, despite Rhett having no superpowers of his own. Together, they’ve kept Summercoast safe by defeating all sorts of dark forces.

But now, there’s a new supervillain in town: a mad scientist with abilities Rhett and Rayne have never seen before.

Dark Lightning is the first supervillain that has come to Summercoast with powers stronger than Rayne’s and the first villain that has given her so much trouble. It’s like he knows everything about her—and it’s not just paranoia speaking. Rhett finds himself cast aside when Rayne seeks help from another man—a true superhero with superpowers.

When Rayne and her new superhero companion go to capture Dark Lightning, Rhett sneaks along to help, but he inadvertently gives their enemy the upper hand.

Will his wife ever forgive him? To find out, Rhett must save her first.

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Grab your copy of this novella (filled with action, mystery, and romance) to discover what it’s like having a superhero wife today.

This book stands alone. You don’t need to read The Secret Lives of Superhero Wives to enjoy this one!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback










Christmas, Criminals, and Campers - A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series by [Kappes, Tonya]Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where NOTHING is normal.

Librarian Abby Fawn is star struck when her favorite romance author, Nadine White, has rented a cozy camper at the Happy Trails Campground for the winter months.

Abby is devastated to find out Nadine White is nothing like the person she portrays in interviews or on social media. In fact, Nadine White is not nice at all and Abby lets her feelings known that she thinks Nadine is a fraud. . .after she finds out Nadine has a ghost writer.

When Nadine White is found dead in the Normal Library, Abby Fawn is Detective Hank Sharp’s number one suspect.

It’s time for Mae West to put up her camping gear for the winter months and put on her sleuthing gear to figure out who is framing Abby Fawn before Abby is the ending in Nadine White’s final chapter.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes, this bestselling and hilarious mystery series is all the rage! You don’t want to miss out!  (Amazon)

Editions  Available:  Kindle