New Releases For The Week Of November 8th, 2020–Part 3

Falling into Magic : Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series Book 1 of 2 by [Elizabeth Pantley]

A magical, delightful tale that held my attention with a quirky cast of characters, engaging dialogue, a pleasantly appealing universe, and an intriguing plotline that I could not put down. I can’t wait to see where we go with Hayden’s next adventure.” — Dru Ann, MWA Raven Award winner,
“What a captivating read! . . . I couldn’t put it down. A great story, full of interesting people and places to get to know, with surprises around every corner.” — Linda C. Goodreads reviewer
“The world-building and magic system is fascinating. Destiny Falls is a wondrous place that seems to cater to citizens’ wants and needs. I love that it is almost a character in its own right, and I was intrigued by the constantly changing world. Vivid imagery paints a clear picture of Destiny falls and its inhabitants. Falling into Magic is a dynamic introduction to the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series.” — Julie Petitbon
* * * * * Falling into Magic * * * * *
When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her.
She knew because the mirror had given her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain the cat had suffered that fate.
Twenty years later Hayden discovers the secret of the mirror when she is thrust into it. She learns of a world she never knew existed, and a family she never knew she had.
But danger brought her here, and it followed her. Now, Hayden is on a mission to remove the threat, so that she can begin her magical, meaningful new life in this enchanted world.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books are published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and is the mother of four and Nana to one. This is her first work of fiction. Visit her at (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Women of a Certain Rage: A Charming Cozy Mystery (Empty Nest Mysteries Book 1) by [Eileen Rendahl]

In the Empty Nest Mysteries Series Leah, Rayna, Tamika, and Sharon became friends because they had kids the same age. They stayed friends because they learned they were sisters of the heart. Together they’ve faced down every life crisis that’s been presented to them. Now they have to face down a mysterious death that threatens one of their children.

Dive into WOMEN OF A CERTAIN RAGE – Leah’s story – a charming cozy mystery, about friendship, motherhood, and murder.

After her son leaves for college, Leah Glaser is left at loose ends. Then her BFF’s son is accused of murdering a resident at the nursing home where she works. She knows he’s innocent and jumps in to protect him. She’ll need everything she learned as a mom – and the help of her friends – to clear his name and protect the vulnerable seniors in her care. As she gets closer to the answers, will one of the innocents she must protect be herself?

It’s a mistake to underestimate the power of a mother. It’s a huge mistake to underestimate a quartet of them.

If you enjoy fun romps with plenty of heart and characters who feel like your best friends, then you will adore Eileen Rendahl’s charming whodunnit. Perfect for fans of Josie Brown, Susan Wittig Albert, and Rosemary and Thyme. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

In the Still of the Night (A Friday the 13th Story) by [Callie Hutton]

It was supposed to be just another overnight shift at the zoo where Holly McCabe worked…until she discovered something more dangerous than lions and tigers lurked in the darkness.

Holly McCabe works the overnight shift at the local zoo. She likes the peace and quiet but never forgets that the only thing separating her from the dangerous animals surrounding her is a fence, a moat, or a sheet of unbreakable glass.

What Holly doesn’t know is that on this night, a greater threat lurks in the darkness at the zoo. Someone who has revenge in mind. Someone who wants to kill her. But first, like the great cats on display at the zoo, he will play with her.

A Friday the 13th Short Story: 13 authors ~ 13 suspenseful stories. Murder and mayhem on Friday the 13th…Find each story in the series on Amazon. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Men Love Witches: A Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Book 11) by [Danielle Garrett]

The big day is on the way, and Holly’s got the jitters.

She also has a house full of royal vampires out for blood.

When Lacey Vaughn comes back to Beechwood Harbor, she sure knows how to throw one heck of a welcome back party.

Catch up with Holly and her gang of paranormal pals in Men Love Witches, the eleventh book in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries series by Danielle Garrett.

Welcome back to Beechwood Harbor, the small town where witches, vampires, shifters, and werewolves all work, play—and mostly—get along! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The Deeds of the Deceitful (Hope Street Church Mysteries Book 6) by [Ellery Adams, Tina Radcliffe]

Welcome back to Hope Street Church, where friendships are formed, fresh starts are encouraged, and mysteries are solved . . .

It’s June in Virginia, and the scent of flowers and the sound of wedding bells are in the air, an unwelcome reminder to Cooper Lee of the long-distance relationship she recently ended. When Cooper and her Bible study group are invited to spend a weekend at a newly renovated historic inn, it’s the perfect chance to get away with friends and put her bittersweet memories behind her—until the inn’s pompous co-owner is murdered and one of the suspects is Cooper’s own mother.

Certain that someone on the inn’s staff must have done the cruel deed, the Bible study group begins piecing together the clues, only to learn that everyone there has a motive for murder. When they discover that a valuable painting has also been stolen from the inn, they know they’re up against an especially cunning evildoer. Determined to bring the culprit to justice and save her mother, Cooper and her friends devise a risky scheme to trap the killer, because even the Bible study group must sometimes work in mysterious ways . . .

Includes heavenly recipes from Magnolia Lee’s kitchen!

About the Authors:

New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Her series include the Supper Club Mysteries, the Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries, the Hope Street Church Mysteries, and the Book Retreat Mysteries, among others.

A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe is an RWA Honor Roll member, a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, and a 2014 ACFW Carol Award winner. She currently resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Fudge & Felonies (Frosted Misfortunes Mysteries Book 2) by [Lisa Siefert]

Hi. I’m Ava Decker and I own Frosted, the only stuffed cupcake bakery in all of Blueberry Bay. After being ghosted at the altar, I moved back home to Clover Creek, quit my boring accounting job, and turned my passion for pastries into a new career crafting the best sweet treats in the area.

I’m also a kitty mom to an adorable ruddy Abyssinian cat, Lucky, who was raised by dogs and now believes he is one.

Fetch? Check.

Tricks for treats? Check.

Rolling over? Check.

Coming back when called? Not so much.

Now, my ex, who left me with a huge wedding debt, is in town and I want less than nothing to do with him. Sure, he did save me from a big lawsuit by making an anonymous donation to the Swiss Boarding School that wanted to sue me.

Long story short, it involved an unscrupulous killer, a lawyer that was in love with him, a falsified will, and . . .

Yeah, it’s complicated. And honestly, as far as my ex is concerned, it’s too little, too late. I’m moving on. Getting closure is so overrated.

And oh, by the way, I’ve somehow managed to stumble upon another dead body and this one is also surrounded by cupcakes.

Why me?! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Red Roses and Bloody Noses (Fern Grove Cozy Mystery Book 7) by [Abby Reede]

The next book in the BESTSELLING Fern Grove Cozy Mystery will be released soon!

If you want to enjoy a light-hearted read, with an amateur female sleuth and a gripping murder mystery with a touch of romance, then you’ll love Tracy Adams and all the friendly and not-so-friendly characters in Fern Grove.

Get your preorder copy today.

OUT SOON! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Turtle Croakies (Enchanting Inquiries Book 10) by [Sam Cheever]

A frog, a cat, and a hobgoblin walk into a bar…in the Jurassic period. Nope…not kidding. Okay, maybe it wasn’t really a bar. But it was definitely the local drinking establishment. For dinosaurs…

My old mentor, Alice Parker is back, and she’s brought a problem with her. A big one. One that’s already testing the sprite’s ability to keep it in lettuce and strawberries.

It turns out that Alice has been on the run for a minute, trying to protect a magical tortoise from a dangerous sorceress who wants it for herself. You might be wondering why anybody would want to steal a tortoise. Well, if you had the chance to travel through time at the push of a button, or rather the press of a turtle’s shell, would you take it?

Yeah, me neither. I have enough trouble dealing with this time and world… But clearly, we aren’t all diabolical magic users bent on our own empowerment. I mean, the possibilities for evil are unending if one can time-hop at will.

Luckily, I have two cats, two frogs, and a hobgoblin to help me stave off the latest crisis. The only question is…what am I going to do with a former KoA who was as ineffectual at the Keeper’s job as the goddess’s torn pantyhose are at holding water. The only thing she’d been worse at was training me!

And, more importantly, now that she’s here…how am I going to get rid of her?

Holy turtle trousers, this Keeper gig gets more challenging by the day…or the millennia! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

The Secret on Rum Runner's Lane: A Book Magic Mini Mystery #1 by [Melissa Bourbon, Wendy Lyn Watson]

The Lane women are bibliomancers, but Cassie sees her divination not as a gift, but as a curse–one from which she desperately wants to escape. It turns out, though, that running from her fate isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. When a woman goes missing, and a neighbor turns up dead, Cassie turns to the books she’s always avoided to help her find the truth. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Hexes and Haunts (Witch Haven Mystery - a fun cozy witch paranormal mystery Book 2) by [K.E. O'Connor]

I survived my first week in Witch Haven! I found old friends, amazing familiars, and even a few allies… but then my best friend vanished.

Luna’s been missing for days and I’m freaking out. Who took her? Why? Am I to blame?

Having tackled pesky ghosts and stayed one step ahead of the Magic Council, I knew my luck wouldn’t hold.

The Magic Council catch me, and I’m in oodles of trouble. But then smack me on the head with a broomstick, I’m saved by Olympus Duke, Head of the Magic Council.

Well, I say saved. He lands me with a hexing problem. And that problem involves possessed killer dolls and gnomes with attitude. Is he trying to get me killed?

If he is, he’s not the only one. With the villagers on a witch hunt, it’s only a matter of time before I find myself on a burning pyre. Chargrilled witch, anyone?

Witch Haven is my home for now, but I’m not getting any invites for tea and cake. Just how long can a hated witch survive in a place so tainted with darkness?

Welcome back to Witch Haven and book two in this cozy witch paranormal mystery series, full of magic and puzzles to solve. Indigo Ash is still struggling to get over her past and stay alive, but now she’s on a mission to save her friend, and potentially, the whole village. And this witch isn’t giving up without a fight. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

High Tide Homicide: An Enchanted Coast Witch Cozy Mystery (Enchanted Coast Magical Mystery Series Book 4) by [Tegan Maher]

Giants and fairies and murder, oh, my!

Life on the Enchanted Coast just got a whole lot more interesting. With expansions to the resort that include a wing for larger species – giants, to be exact – and a forest complete with fairy pools and cottages to attract woodland species, witch Destiny Maganti is facing a whole new influx of paranormal guests.

When a mysterious woman is murdered during the official grand opening and a fairy loved by all is accused, she has her hands full. For the first time ever, the resort is divided, and it’s all she can do to hold it together.

On top of solving a murder, she’s also tasked with finding a replacement manager for the tiki. From stuffy professor types to lackadaisical surfers, her applicant pool is as frustrating as it entertaining, but something’s gotta give. After all, she’s a witch, not a superhero.

Join Destiny, Tempest, Colin, and the rest of the Enchanted Coast crew on yet another magical, fast-paced adventure full of humor, fruity drinks, and homicide. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Pumpkins and Peril: Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs (A Jaz and Luffy Cozy Mystery Book 5) by [Max Parrott]

In the middle of the ocean, a killer lurks among them…

With no new mysteries for months and fresh off the excitement of her writing program, amateur sleuth Jasmine and her dog Luffy are eager to celebrate with a pet-friendly Halloween cruise. She’s sure that relaxing on the water will allow her to unwind and escape the murders which seem to follow her everywhere she goes.

But the high seas offer far more than she bargained for. As soon as they’re clear of land, a horrifying discovery thrusts Jasmine into the spotlight once more. With no police to back her up and nowhere to hide, all eyes are on her – and behind those creepy masks, it’s impossible to tell friend from foe…

In a race against time before the ship docks and the killer can slip away, Jasmine must unmask the murderer and solve this seemingly impossible case. Can Jasmine get to the bottom of it before anyone else meets Davy Jones? Or is she in way out of her depth?

If you adore amateur detective mysteries with a chilling paranormal twist and suspense that will keep you hanging from every page, then you’ll love Pumpkins and Peril. Kick back and start reading, because the high seas hold many secrets… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Fair in War (The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott Book 8) by [Perry Kirkpatrick]

She expected popcorn and cheap prizes — not a front-row seat to crime and conspiracy…

When Brent’s brother Carter, unexpectedly arrives in Phoenix bearing important intel, Brent disappears into their world of espionage and world-saving, leaving Emily feeling left out. Telling herself she doesn’t really belong in their world anyway, she determines to enjoy her afternoon at the state fair with Izzy.

But as she sees more and more familiar faces in the crowds and among the vendors, and when Izzy is arrested by security on trumped-up charges, it becomes clear something more is going on. She’s never been happier to accidentally run into Brent Peterson, but finding Izzy might come down to her own determination more than either of them expect.

“The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott” is a series of clean spy-comedies set in Phoenix, Arizona.

Season 1:
1. Red Rover, Red Rover
2. Plan to Fail
3. Bad Things, Small Packages
4. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-Up, Spy
5. A-Spying We Will Go
6. Once Upon a Dime

Season 2:
7. Five Star Spy
8. Fair in War (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

On the Take in Waikiki (Trouble in Paradise Book 10) by [Terry Ambrose]

Honolulu philanthropist Kenji Ito has gone missing. His daughter is worried something has happened to him. So, she asks former skip tracer McKenna and his PI-wannabe sidekick Chance Logan to find her dad.

With McKenna’s wedding to Benni Kapono only a week away, he reluctantly agrees to help. But then, the unthinkable happens. Kenji’s body turns up, the victim of murder.

In addition to the murder, McKenna hears rumors about Kenji’s company. For instance, he was a ruthless businessman. Or the one about payoffs to government officials. And then there’s the supposed gang associations.

Oh yeah, McKenna’s worried. If the rumors are true, he and Chance are in over their heads. And Benni could become a widow before she’s even a bride.

Praise for previous Trouble in Paradise mysteries
The Scent of Waikiki: “Mr. Ambrose has written a mystery that goes from simple to complex in the blink of an eye.” — Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Big Island Blues: “Likable characters, witty dialogue, and ample amounts of humor ensure that readers will be captivated by this Hawaiian Getaway of a mystery.” — Kings River Life (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Spawning Suspicion (A Seafood Caper Mystery Book 2) by [Maggie Toussaint]

The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate. Suspicion on the island spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.

But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame. Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and fiction blend in a mouthwatering romp of good eatin’ and yummy recipes. Spawning Suspicion is the second in Toussaint’s Seafood Capers Mystery Series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Christmas Cloches and Corpses: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery (Ghostly Fashionista Mystery Series) by [Gayle Leeson]

Bodies are dropping like gumdrops off a gingerbread house!

Max’s nephew, Dwight, is in a nursing home; but instead of the holiday season being a time of goodwill, several of Dwight’s friends have died under mysterious circumstances.  Is the facility merely suffering a run of bad luck, or is there something sinister going on?

Either way, Max, the Ghostly Fashionista, is determined not to let her beloved nephew be the next victim and enlists Amanda to help keep an eye on him. But someone drugs the cake that Amanda gives Dwight, and Amanda is banned from visiting him again. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle for Amanda to clear her name and stay out of the killer’s line of fire… (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback