2019 Alphabet Soup Challenge


Introducing the Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge!

Participants in the Book Title Alphabet Soup Challenge have asked for an Author Challenge so here you go! 

Start keeping track of your authors and by December 31, 2019
your bowls must be filled by one author for each letter of the Alphabet.
Be sure to include the book title too!



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Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful


This challenge will run from January 1st, 2019 until December 31st, 2019.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.

You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. 

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.

You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 

Except For those pesky Q, X, AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.


The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2019
your bowls must be filled by one book for each letter of the Alphabet.


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New Releases For The Week Of November 11th, 2018–Part 2

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of November 11th, 2018. I am going to divide the list into 4 days because there are so very many of them for this week. Today is the second day of my list for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.


Death and Daisies: A Magic Garden Mystery by [Amanda Flower]National bestselling author Amanda Flower returns with her second floral Magic Garden mystery, perfect for readers of Paige Shelton and Sheila Connolly.

Florist Fiona Knox left behind her gloomy life for a magical garden in Scotland, but a murder on her shop’s opening day spells doom.

Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather’s cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland—complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself puddle boot-deep in danger when she found a dead body among the glimmering blossoms. One police investigation later (made a trifle less unpleasant by the presence of handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig), and Fiona’s life is getting back on a steady, though bewitched, track. Her sister Isla has just moved in with her, and the grand opening of her new spellbound venture, the Climbing Rose Flower Shop in Aberdeenshire, is imminent.

But dark, ensorcelled clouds are gathering to douse Fiona’s newly sunny outlook. First, imperious parish minister Quaid MacCullen makes it undeniably clear that he would be happy to send Fiona back to Tennessee. Then, a horrific lightning storm, rife with terribly omen, threatens to tear apart the elderly cottage and sends Fi and Isla cowering under their beds. The storm passes, but then, Fi is called away from the Climbing Rose’s opening soiree when Kipling, the tiny village’s weak-kneed volunteer police chief, finds a dead body on the beach.

The body proves difficult to identify, but Kipling is certain it’s that of the parish minister. Which makes Fiona, MacCullen’s new nemesis, a suspect. And what’s worse, Isla has seemed bewitched as of late…did she do something unspeakable to protect her sister? The last thing Fiona wanted to do was play detective again. But now, the rosy future she’d envisioned is going to seed, and if she and Craig can’t clear her name, her idyllic life will wilt away in Death and Daisies, national bestselling author Amanda Flower’s second enchanting Magic Garden mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Audiobook













A Choice Cocktail of Death (A Foodie Files Mystery Book 2) by [Thomas, Christine Zane]A new flame. A recipe. Another murder.

When food blogger and restaurant reviewer, Allie Treadwell, is invited to the grand opening of Lanai’s newest attraction, a murder mystery dinner party, she expects a night of fun, good food, and mystery. What she didn’t expect is an actual murder.

What seems an open and shut case is anything but as Allie uncovers clues that lead to a conspiracy.

With an innocent man framed, Allie can’t just sit by and watch. She uses the only power she has to help set the story straight, her words.

But the real killer is out to silence the loudmouth foodie for good.

Can Allie set the story straight before she becomes the headline? Find out by pre-ordering now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Death over Divorce (A Rutledge Historical Society Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Lincoln, Jerri Kay]

This is the second book in the Rutledge Historical Society Cozy Mystery Series.

When a dead man that she knows falls out of Lorry Lockharte’s new car right in front of the sheriff, it doesn’t look good. Still, being hauled into the sheriff’s station isn’t what Lorry had expected. After a lawyer comes out of nowhere to get her released, Lorry struggles to prove her innocence and find the real killer.  (Amazon)

Editions Available”  Kindle














Witch on Trial (A Blair Wilkes Mystery Book 5) by [Adams, Elle]


Blair’s life is starting to look up. Life is back to normal, she’s found a clue about her family history, and her relationship with Nathan might finally be getting somewhere.

Naturally, that’s when a dead body shows up in her boss’s office.

With the paranormal hunters in town, one mistake might lead to catastrophe. And what’s she to do when the person she suspects of committing the murder is already behind bars?

Can Blair get to the truth, or will she be the one to end up on trial?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


















Hot Chocolate and Cold Bodies (Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Crewes, Amber]The eighth book in the BESTSELLING Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series!

I loved the book. Great characters. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The end of year Sandy Bay festival is an opportunity for the town to display its history, promote local businesses and attract visitors to the best kept secret in the Pacific Northwest. There’s just one problem. It’s always associated with an increase in crime. This year, a stranger with an unknown identity is found dead during the fireworks display.

Some of the town’s residents have had enough of the annual hassle. Others would rather die than see an end to this popular festival. Meghan Truman, a new resident in Sandy Bay with a successful bakery, is torn between either supporting an event that shines a light on all the good things about her adopted hometown or showing allegiance to a dear friend who is leading the cause to ban the festival.

With the town on the brink of a riot, no forthcoming clues to help Detective Jack Irvin in his murder investigation, Meghan must retain the hot passion that has seen her business and relationships prosper thus far while she confronts cold bodies all around.

The clock is ticking…

A murder investigation is growing cold…

Will Meghan provide the spark that unlocks this murder mystery?

Book 8 in the Bestselling Sandy Bay Cozy Mystery series, which can be read in one to two hours! Perfect for a lunchtime read or on a commute to/from work. If you want to enjoy a quick light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth, mouth-watering culinary desserts and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Meghan Truman and all the quirky characters in Sandy Bay.

No cliffhanger, swearing or graphic scenes!

Buy Hot Chocolate and Cold Bodies to find out how this cozy mystery is solved.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Elemental Eight: A Cozy Mystery (Teas and Temptations Book 8) by [Stark, Cindy]




Elemental Eight, Book 8 in the Teas and Temptations witch cozy mystery series coming soon!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






















Dark Corner: A Witch Cat Mystery, Book 2 by [Vass, Vicki]Evil has awoken in Asheville, North Carolina, and Terra Rowan must prepare the Ladies of the Biltmore Society for battle. With her familiar, Pixel, a crooked leg fluffy orange cat, and her apprentice Abigail Oakhaven, a stubborn teenage girl with a bloodline dating back to the beginning of time, she begins their journey. The witch hunters have come to the Appalachian Mountains in search of the last witch of Salem. The magic of the mountains can no longer protect her and her coven. She must travel to the one place on earth that holds the secret to save mankind – Dark Corner.
Combining elements from different cultures, Appalachian folklore, Celtic legends, Native American mysticism, Dark Corner continues its new witch mythology while staying true to the realm of cozy mystery.
Terra Rowan is a witch trapped between worlds and lost in time.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback
















Decadent Demise: Spirited Sweets Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 2 by [Damore, Stephanie]Death doesn’t take a rest just because it’s the holidays.

Claire London is busy baking up a storm, but that’s not the only one brewing in Bleu Clair Bay. When a rich real-estate developer set his eyes on the coastal village it threatens to pull the whole community asunder.

That is until the man’s death, which was no accident.

Claire’s ready to sit this one out, but when the investigation zeros in on her friends, she needs to make sure the real killer is caught. Unfortunately that task will be anything but a piece of cake—even with the help of a frisky feline and her dearly departed as a side kick.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle






















JA Killer Christmas Party: A Jill Andrews Cozy Mystery #6 by [Ellis, Nicole]ill is deep into preparations for Christmas parties at the Boathouse Event Center when a trip to the local retirement home with her son’s preschool class turns up a deadly surprise. For once, Jill has no tie to the murder victim, until a surprise connection to a family member is revealed. With the chaos of the Christmas season intensifying, will she be able to discover the real murderer in time to have a Merry Christmas with her family?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle



















Mourning Express: A Good Clean Fun Cozy Mystery (The Funeral Fakers Book 3) by [Waller, K.M., Press, Sweet Promise]Restrained Crying: $50
Banshee Wailing: $100
Crying & Rolling on the Ground: $150
Threatening to Jump in the Grave: $250
Uncovering a Murder Mystery: PRICELESS

C-list actress Rosie Collins’ name is making headlines… unfortunately it’s only with the tabloids. Now, with a freshly minted reputation for being a troublemaker, not even the local Dollar General store will hire her to twirl their sign.

Problem is the job offers stop, but the bills don’t. Rosie needs cash fast, like, express-lane fast. Might Professional Mourning be the answer? Sure, yeah, whatever.

Never one to mince words, her first job is to deliver the eulogy for the most hated man in all of Asheville. Now she’s got a new problem. Namely, that the newly deceased’s slip-and-fall accident seems like it may have been more of a push-and-fall murder.

Will Rosie find a way to solve this deadly mystery, or will her next role be as Harold’s replacement in the coffin? Find out whodunit in this hilarious mystery series filled with fake tears and a very real body count… Order your copy and start reading today!

Mourning Express is book three in The Funeral Fakers series. Each book stands completely on its own, but you’ll have more fun if you read them all together!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Cold-Brewed Murder (Coffee Cup Mysteries Book 2) by [Young, Neila]

Blake Harper only wants to run her business and focus on her love life. But while she’s setting up for Mystery Cup Café’s big Halloween bash, she sees a clown stab a masked man in the chest.

Blake calls her sister, the town’s lead detective, but when the police arrive, there is no killer… and no body. While everyone blows the whole thing off as a prank, Blake knows the truth. When the clown later makes an appearance at the party, she realizes the killer may be out to eliminate any witnesses.

Blake must figure out not only who the killer is, but also who the victim was. Will she be able to solve the murder when she’s faced with a town full of people who don’t even believe a crime happened? And can she unmask the killer before he stops her once and for all?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle

Magic & Mini Skirts: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Designer Witch Mystery Book 2) by [Sanders, Beverly]If looks could kill, Ginni Black would be in trouble.

After setting up shop with her best friend, Babbs McGhee, in the very coveted area of Buckhead Luxe, witch and up-and-coming fashion mogul Ginni Black thinks her troubles are behind her. She’s opening a new store, her relationship with her werewolf boyfriend, Nicco, is better than ever, and her judgmental warlock father is finally starting to give her some credit.

But when her friend and silent business partner ends up dead and Nicco is fingered for the crime, it’s back at it when Ginni and Babbs are forced to dive deeper into werewolf country than any smart witch should ever go.

Buckle up for the second installment of the most fashion-forward witch mystery anyone has ever seen.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Three's a Coven: (A Paranormal Cozy Mystery) (Western Woods Mystery Book 3) by [Silver, Samantha]Third time’s the charm…

When another body shows up in Western Woods, Tina is very happy to leave this investigation to Chief Inspector King. There’s only one problem: no one knows where she is.

With the law enforcement head missing, and the victim a local witch, the coven of Jupiter is extremely upset. Tina and her friends immediately take action, deciding to solve the murder on their own, and hoping that Chief Enforcer King shows up again sooner rather than later.

But the deeper they get into the investigation, the more the disappearance and the murder seem linked, and the more dangerous things get for the four witches. And Tina might be imagining it, but she’s pretty sure Kyran is avoiding her.

Will Tina and her friends get to the bottom of these mysterious happenings before it’s too late?

Three’s a Coven is the third book in the Western Woods mystery series of full-length, humorous paranormal cozy mystery novels.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













In Peppermint Peril: A Tea and a Read Mystery by [Joy Avon]Joy Avon’s festive series debut featuring a book-themed tea party organizer will be tons of fun this Christmas for Lorna Barrett and Jenn McKinlay fans.

In the run-up to Christmas Eve, organizer of book-themed tea parties Callie Aspen and her lovable Boston terrier will have to conquer threefold trouble—a mysterious will, a missing heirloom and a dead body—to restore the festive spirit to their small town.

This Christmas, Callie Aspen returns to her childhood hideout Heart’s Harbor, Maine where her great aunt runs Book Tea, a vintage tearoom where every sweet treat contains a bookish clue. Upon arrival in the fairy-tale snowy town, Callie is drawn into the preparations for a special tea party at Haywood Hall, the rambling house of Heart’s Harbor’s oldest resident, rich but lonely widow Dorothea Finster, who invited her estranged relatives, old friends and the elite of the town to make a mysterious announcement about her will.

Believing they can touch a part of her fortune, everybody is determined to come, despite not liking each other or even their hostess. And Callie’s old friend Sheila complicates things by using the tea party to announce her daughter’s engagement, even though her daughter isn’t sure she’s in love with the young lawyer her mother thinks so perfect for her.

Catering to people who each have their own agenda isn’t easy for the Book Tea crew, especially once the valuable engagement ring goes missing and a dead body turns up in the conservatory. Can Callie and her great aunt use their love of clues to dig into the crimes and show their unhappy hostess and squabbling guests the true Christmas spirit? (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback