New Releases For The Week Of September 20, 2020–Part 1

Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of September 20th, 2020. 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 for this week. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.

A Medium's Engagement: A Cozy Ghost Mystery (Becky Tibbs: A North Carolina Medium's Mystery Series Book 7) by [Chariss K. Walker, Marty Parker]

Becky Tibbs is getting engaged to Patrick.

That is… if she can get Marty Smith’s frighteningly skilled and vengeful ghost to cross over.
And, if she can pass his parents’ critical inspection.

Life is not simple for a medium, especially in Asheville, North Carolina!

This is the seventh book in the Becky Tibbs cozy mystery series. The author suggests that you start reading the series with book one, A Medium’s Birthday Surprise and that you continue to read the books in order.

In spite of all the obstacles she has to face, Becky is elated that she will soon marry Patrick. After solving several ghost cases and catching her breath, the last hurdle she has to jump is meeting his parents.

Will Patrick’s wealthy, eccentric parents give the happy couple their blessing or will they throw a monkey wrench into the works and spoil their joy?

Find out now. Scroll up to get your copy now!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













Murder in Devil's Cove: 1st in a new cozy mystery series (A Book Magic Mystery) by [Melissa Bourbon, Wendy Lyn Watson]“A magical blend of books, mystery, and smart sleuthing, Melissa Bourbon’s Murder in Devil’s Cove offers mystery readers everything they crave and stands out in the crowded cozy genre. This captivating new series will leave readers spellbound.”

-NYT and USA bestselling author, Ellery Adams

Every book tells two stories—one written on the pages with pen and ink, and one woven into the paper, a story of the soul. The Lane women have the gift of bibliomancy. They can read both.

But Cassie Lane doesn’t see this as a gift. For her, it is a curse because the book magic comes with a price–the Lane women die young and the men are lost to the sea. As soon as she’s able, she leaves Laurel Point, Oregon, running from her past and her fate, ending up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There she meets Leo Hawthorne and lives a perfect life with him in an old Sea Captain’s house.

Perfect, that is, until an old book foretells the future, and the curse that has plagued the Lane women comes true for Cassie.

Twenty years later, Cassie and Leo’s children, twins Pippin and Grey, are back in Devil’s Cove. Long forgotten secrets surface and an old crime comes to light. Now Pippin must learn how to be a bibliomancer if she is to discover the truth about her father and continue his effort to stop the curse.


Two best-selling authors, one magical universe.

In the Book Magic Mystery Series, best-selling authors Melissa Bourbon and Wendy Lyn Watson bring you the story of cousins Pippin Lane Hawthorne and Cora Lane.  The cousins live on opposite coasts (Pippin in Devil’s Cove, North Carolina, and Cora in Laurel Point, Oregon), but they share the family gift of bibliomancy:  the ability to foresee the future and unravel the past with the help of the books we love. Join Pippin and Cora as they use their otherworldly power to solve mysteries in their respective worlds.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













A Lonely Little Death: A 1930s Murder Mystery (Poison Ink Mysteries Book 10) by [Beth Byers]Georgette Dorothy Aaron is a busy woman. She’s gone from being a lonely old maid to the matriarch of an growing family. Her writing career has expanded and for some reason the women in her life turn to her for advice. She’s not sure she’s qualified to help, but she does what she can.

Only a series of letters reveal that she’s become important to someone else. Someone she doesn’t know. And they’re asking for help–before it’s too late.

Now, she’s racing to piece together clues and find her pen pal before it’s too late.

Book TEN in The Poison Ink Mysteries. Georgette Aaron might be a quiet wallflower and treated as such, but it’s time for this wallflower to blossom. Are you ready to journey with her as she decides to craft a new life? If so, you’ll love the first Mrs. Aaron! For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss.

A light, cozy historical mystery. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Oolong, Farewell: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery by [Kirsten Weiss]When all the neighbors want you dead…

Abigail Beanblossom is finally getting into the groove of her new Tea and Tarot room. But in Abigail’s mind, when things are going right, that’s exactly when they’re about to go wrong.

She never could have guessed, however, the mother who abandoned her as a child would suddenly return, looking for tea and sympathy. Now, all Abigail wants is to escape. So, when her grandfather’s friend, Archer, asks Abigail and her partner Hyperion to investigate the murder of his neighbor, the two amateur sleuths leap at the opportunity.

Abigail suspects Archer’s fears of arrest are a tempest in a teapot. The victim’s been renting out his mansion for noisy events and bringing the entire neighborhood to a boil. And the old money and nouveau-riche suspects are as plentiful as they are quirky.

But when Archer becomes suspect #1, Abigail and Hyperion must steep themselves in the fraught world of upper-crust homeowners associations and Instagram stars. Because this cockeyed killer is just getting started…

Oolong, Farewell is book 3 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Reservation for Murder by [June Wright]June Wright had already published three popular mysteries by the time she created her most memorable detective, the Reverend Mother Mary St Paul of the Cross. The kindly Mother Paul may seem vague and otherwordly, but little escapes her attention—she has a shrewd grasp of everything that’s going on beneath the surface. In Reservation for Murder, the first of three Mother Paul novels (originally published in 1958), she is in charge of a residential hostel for young women who work in offices and shops in Melbourne. A tense atmosphere pervades the house—many of the residents have received unpleasant anonymous letters, and there is much speculation as to their author. When Mary Allen finds a stranger stabbed in the garden, who dies after uttering a mysterious name, and a few days later one of the residents is found drowned, an apparent suicide, the tension reaches fever pitch. Is there a connection between these two deaths? Or between them and the letters? The police investigation, abetted by the resourceful Mary Allen, proceeds in fits and starts, but meanwhile Mother Paul pursues her own enquiries.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle. Paperback















Vintage Vampire (Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries Book 4) by [Bella Falls]A little sweet tea and a whole lot of spells won’t always put out the fire…

Ruby Mae Jewell is over the moon with how well things are going in her life. Now that all the elements of her life seem to be falling into place, the fiery witch is ready to focus her energies on fixing her cousin Deacon’s tiny little problem of being cursed into the form of a pig. But as she gets close to a solution, a bigger problem almost cooks her bacon.

Rue’s always known her vampire boyfriend’s fears have always been that his past deeds would come back to haunt him and hurt her. When someone Luke thought he’d lost centuries before returns, she tries to help him through the struggle between fulfilling a promise made long ago or keeping the one that might lead both of them into the light of the future.

Find out the sizzling solutions to Ruby Mae’s newest mysteries in Vintage Vampire, Book 4 in the Southern Relics Cozy Mysteries series!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















The Watchful Coroner (Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book 6) by [Paul Austin Ardoin]A murder in the city’s most exclusive hotel. The prime suspect? Her boyfriend’s ex-wife.

There’s another killing in the cozy beach town of Estancia. This time, Coroner Fenway Stevenson needs to solve the murder of one of the most prominent businessmen in town.
But everyone has ulterior motives.
The new mayor is pressuring her to make a quick arrest. Is he eager for justice or does he have something to hide?
Fenway’s relationship with her boyfriend is strained when the investigation threatens to unearth a terrible secret and tear his family apart.
Her father lies comatose after being shot by a bullet meant for Fenway. His company is on the brink of disaster.
The investigation quickly turns into a political and personal battleground. Her friends, colleagues, and family get caught in the web of complicated relationships and contradictory evidence—and as the mayor turns the screws on Fenway, her emotions reach the boiling point.
When the primary suspect’s alibi changes, Fenway knows something isn’t right. Is she trying to hide a bigger secret or is she playing a more nefarious game?
Will Fenway arrest an innocent woman to save herself?
Can she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Grab book 6 in this bestselling murder mystery series today!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














My Funny Mayfair Valentine: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery (The Marcia Banks and Buddy Mysteries Book 10) by [Kassandra Lamb]

A newcomer to Mayfair charms the socks off of Susanna Mayfair, the sheltered niece of the town’s elderly matriarch. In a panic, the aunt turns to service dog trainer Marcia Banks to dig into the man’s past.

What Marcia finds, with her detective husband Will’s help, is disturbing—a trail of broken hearts and outstanding warrants. But when the older gentleman is arrested, he claims it’s a case of mistaken identity.

While Will attempts to untangle the truth and Susanna struggles with her feelings, Marcia is worried about her friend’s mental health, unaware that Susanna may be in physical danger as well. Will Marcia figure it out in time to protect Susanna…and herself?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback

















Sprinkles and Sea Serpents: A Sugar Shack Witch Mystery (Sugar Shack Witch Mysteries Book 1) by [Danielle Garrett]

In Winterspell Lake there are things darker than midnight…

They say you can’t go home again … oh, if only that were true.

Thanks to a series of unfortunate events—and one backstabbing frenemy—home is exactly where I’m headed. Back to Winterspell Lake, the small community in Eastern Washington, where magic runs rampant and humans are outlawed.

Faster than you can say hocus pocus I’m unpacking my bags and settling into the guest room of my parents’ house, trying to ignore the creeping sensation that I’ll never break free again.

The one thing Winterspell has going for it is the sweets shop in the center of town, a bakery filled with magical creations designed to enchant the tastebuds and charm even the pickiest of connoisseurs. Luckily for me, I get the friends and family discount since my parents own the famous Sugar Shack. If I want room and board I have to frost cupcakes and sling macaroons with the rest of the fam.

Unfortunately, things in Winterspell aren’t all sugar cookies and rainbows. According to the local news, a dangerous sea serpent has claimed the lives of three missing girls. The journalist in me has to have a look for myself, and what I find is something far more deadly.

Something that makes me wish I’d stayed in the bakery.

***Sprinkles and Sea Serpents is the first book in a brand new paranormal cozy mystery series by Danielle Garrett. This series features magic, mystery, family squabbles, sassy heroines, and a mysterious monster hunter—all with a little sugar sprinkled on top. Grab a copy and come visit Winterspell Lake today!***  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Chick Flick (Aloha Chicken Mysteries Book 10) by [Josi Avari]Hens and homicides in a cozy slice of paradise.

It’s showtime! Maika’i is rolling out the red carpet for a brand new movie filming in the little town’s shops, streets, and beaches! It’s Saffron’s ticket to adventure as she lands a bit part alongside two big stars in the year’s most playful romantic comedy.

But amidst all the glitz and glamour, someone goes quiet on the set and turns up dead. Though the paparazzi have their theories, Saffron’s unique color vision turns up clues that make her suspect cast and crew members alike.

Featuring all Saffron’s old friends, as well as some rising stars, Chick Flick sets the scene for intrigue. Right on cue, Saffron must step into the spotlight and solve the mystery before the credits roll.

Sunny Side Up: Book 10 in the Aloha Chicken Mysteries series of cozy-clean reads . . . with chickens.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Witch Please (Familiar Curses Mysteries Book 3) by [Corrine Winters]A womanizing vampire no one really liked is murdered in Witch World…

Someone must have not liked his bat breath!

Zoe Cross thought she had enough on her plate running her bakery and starting a relationship with the town sheriff-warlock, Sean. But then out of nowhere, she got a call on a secret cell phone.

There was a horrific murder in Witch World and Zoe needed to come back to help investigate.
The problem is, Zoe’s already got too many responsibilities. She’s on assignment searching for illegal magic. And she’s on the trail to find her mother who disappeared long ago. Another mission is gonna be pretty hard.

It *could* lead her to get more careless in concealing her witch identity. Her best friend, Lissie, has no idea about her abilities. And if any of the mortals in Sweetwater Falls found out, they would flip out.

Not to mention that whoever is practicing illegal magic in Sweetwater Falls could find out that Zoe is on their case and go into hiding — or worse! But then again, Milo, the vampire who died was a dear friend of Zoe’s sister. And whoever killed Milo has made it clear that they’re going to strike again. So it looks like its up to Zoe again, with her friends, to solve a murder and hold everything together.

No wonder Zoe has resting “witch” face!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Be Careful What You Wish For: A totally gripping and unputdownable domestic suspense thriller! by [Vivien Brown]

‘Nail-biting’ People’s Friend

Her life isn’t as perfect as you think…

Former actress Madi needs to escape from her lonely London life.  She’s started to forget things and has the strongest sense she is being watched…

Prue feels suffocated by her claustrophobic village life, especially when she is humiliated in the most public way.  Now Prue is desperate for anonymity –whatever the cost.

Two strangers.
Two very different lives.
A chance to escape…or is it?

Readers are enjoying Be Careful What You Wish For:

‘Well written with intriguing characters I wanted to learn more about… a surprise twist I didn’t expect’ Meredith

Twist caught me by surprise…Enjoyable book well worth picking up’ Diane

‘I was savoring the book and not wanting it to end despite the unknown’ Cara

‘A more gentle thriller than many in this genre…I found myself racing towards the end’ Susan

Good holiday read’ Denise

Surprisingly edgy’ Aine

‘A cozy mystery … The twist at the end of the story was well executed and makes for an entertaining read’ Diana

‘Not as fast paced as other thrillers but that’s what I enjoyed most’ Cally

‘A few twists and turns that were unexpected’ Nicola  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle