New Releases For The Week Of November 29th, 2020–Part 5

Hot Flashes, Sorcery, & Soulmates: A Midlife Paranormal Women's Fiction Mystery (Menopause, Magick, Mystery Book 2) by [JC  Blake]

A lost Grimoire. A menopausal witch. A stolen child.

The menopause hit Liv Carlton hard, but discovering that she was a witch on the same day her marriage ended, turned up the heat on her hot flashes to the point of spontaneous combustion.

Struggling with powers that are as chaotic as her menopausal hormones, and the reappearance of a cursed childhood sweetheart, the future was never going to be easy.

But when bizarre events in the village turn to tragedy, the locals want revenge, and a witch hunt begins.

With the cottage and her aunts in danger, Liv must discover the truth before the fires that haunt her dreams become reality.

But first there is an infestation of fairies to clear up!

If you believe that women grow in power as they age, and hold magic in their hearts, then you’ll love this midlife paranormal women’s fiction mystery with its touch of romance. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle. Paperback

Festively Fatal: A Psychic Cozy Mystery (Lucas Rathbone Mysteries) by [Saffron Amatti]

‘Twas the night before Christmas 1928, and all through the manor…

Laughter echoed, and a rather harassed local newspaper editor is pretending he’s not at the party he’s been hired to report on.

But reluctant psychic Lucas Rathbone gets through the evening somehow…

Which is more than can be said for one of the guests.

And now, Lucas’ Christmas will be far from merry and bright.


With twists and turns that’ll keep you guessing until the end, Festively Fatal is a traditional murder mystery with added ghosts, an ideal escapist read for fans of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Agatha Christie, and Carola Dunn.


“Another barnstormer from Saffron Amatti.”

“Treat yourself to a trip back to London in the 1920s with Lucas, Clara, and a ghost or two. You’ll be glad you did!”

“A soothing salve for troubled times.”

*** (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Christmas Spells Are Ringing (The Witches of the Misty Keys Cozy Mysteries Book 1) by [E.L. Wilder]

To retire is to expire.

That’s the mantra Violet Frost lived by her entire career. But after years of leading a double life—one as an investigative journalist and the other as a witch—Violet has hung up her press pass and traded deadlines and editorial boards for buffet lines and shuffleboards. At long last, she’s moved to a place where she can finally let her hair down and her witch flag fly: the Misty Keys.

Hidden from the world by powerful enchantments, the Misty Keys are more than your average Floridian islands. They’re a retirement community for the paranormal and supernatural beings of the world. Violet lives in a quiet bungalow with her mother, her twin sister, and an unruly cadre of familiars. Her next-door neighbor is a leprechaun who has misplaced his pot of gold, one of her best friends is a half-succubus who makes a mean shot of espresso, and her arch-nemesis, a money-hungry fugitive werewolf, has just arrived in town.

Now the holidays are coming to the Misty Keys, and for Violet that means putting together the Christmas edition of The Misty Tidings, her semiregular newspaper.

Okay, maybe she’s having a hard time committing fully to this retirement thing.

When her old foe winds up dead—strangled by a length of Christmas lights—Violet finds herself a suspect in the murder. Now she must put her decades of experience as an investigative journalist to use in cracking this case and clearing her name. Fortunately for her, she has a coven of friendly witches at her back, a strong journalistic instinct up her sleeve, and a magic wand in her pocket.

Christmas Spells Are Ringing is the first book in the Witches of the Misty Keys Cozy Mysteries. If you like magic, mystery, and merriment, this whodunnit will leave you guessing–and laughing–till the end, you’ll love this series.

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Gum Drop Dead: Cupcake Truck Mysteries by [Emily James]

While cupcake food truck owner Isabel Addington is baking up sweets, everyone around her seems to be cooking up murder.

Isabel and her business partner Claire are working out of a borrowed truck that’s too small for them, but they couldn’t miss the opportunity to sell their cupcakes at the annual hot air balloon festival. It’s the break they need to expand the business.

But the day goes from bad to worse to murder when a man plummets to his death from one of the hot air balloons.

The operator swears the man jumped out on his own. The man’s family insists he wouldn’t have killed himself.

Isabel finds herself in the middle of the investigation again, but more is at stake than she realized.

Especially when someone places a threat directly into the hands of one of the people Isabel loves the most.
Gum Drop Dead is the third book in Emily James’ Cupcake Truck Mysteries.

Cupcake recipe included!

This book is a “clean” read and contains no swearing, gore, or steamy bedroom scenes. While the series is best enjoyed in order, each book is a complete mystery on its own. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Broom to Be (A Wildes Witches Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 8) by [Mara Webb]

Nora is looking forward to the festive season more than ever. With a holiday market by the side of the lake getting everyone into the spirit, the whole town is buzzing with excitement. The cherry on top comes in the form of the bachelorette party that Nora’s been invited to. Party games, a huge group of friends and, oh, a dead body.

Well when you insist on partying in a haunted house, what can you expect?

It seems that all was not well in the little town of Sucre, the mayor’s office was littered with blackmail and corruption and now the Christmas market is tied up in it.

A game of twenty questions with a ghost has potential to give them some answers, but Nora needs to hurry. A powerful witch has accused her of theft and is now brazenly making threats in the middle of town. Quin, Nora’s talking cat familiar, is too busy demanding that she make dozens of cuckoo clocks to realize just how serious things have gotten.

Things get heated when the Christmas market opens up. People are suddenly running in all directions and Nora is in the firing line, but who will save her? Hopefully a little sprinkle of holiday magic can save the day but hold on to your broomsticks just in case.

Broom to Be is the eighth book in the Wildes Witches Mystery series. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

The hotel grand re-opening, a long-awaited family reunion, and a meddling matchmaking mother…

Mistletoe and Misfortune (Treehouse Hotel Mysteries Book 4) by [Sue Hollowell]

Fourth in the Treehouse Hotel Mysteries series!

Epic plans are underway to celebrate the hotel’s glorious expansion. But the untimely death of a pompous chef right in the middle of the preparations might be what closes down the hotel for good. Ben’s award-winning restaurant and food are legendary, but not as much as his arrogance and unscrupulous dealings.

As Chloe and Max work to salvage the event, they discover secrets about the chef that will crack the case wide open. When Ben’s wife takes the helm of the business with suspiciously no remorse for his death, she jumps to the top of the list of suspects.

The shocking clues that come to light will entangle Chloe’s family, her mother’s livelihood, and culminate with a bombshell that will leave everyone dumbfounded. Can Chloe and Max connect the dots in this culinary conundrum before the hotel doors are shuttered forever?

Mistletoe and Misfortune is Book 4 in the Treehouse Hotel Mysteries series. A light, cozy mystery in a small town with a puzzle loving, amateur female sleuth, quirky characters (human and canine), and enough flowers and pastries to fill your garden and your belly. No gore, swearing or cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone.


“I highly recommend this fabulous new series!” 5 Star Review
“A good, clean, entertaining read” 5 Star Review
“A fun cozy to spend the afternoon reading” 5 Star Review (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Airplanes and Alibis (Emmie McAllister Mysteries Book 3) by [Connie B. Dowell]

Murder comes flying in.

Spring 1920: Emmie, Dessa, and Hank are home for Easter break, and the small town of Cora, Georgia is abuzz with excitement for the air show, to be hosted by a famous silent film star.

The festivities go horribly wrong when the host is stabbed during the first day’s events. Hank’s pilot friend from the Great War is a suspect, but could the actor’s glamorous Hollywood girlfriend be involved?

The police think the case is straightforward, but Emmie and Dessa aren’t so sure. This case is twistier than the stunts the pilots perform.

A historical whodunit with LGBT+ characters that will leave you spinning, this book is perfect for a mystery fan looking to be transported to another time… and a place high in the sky.

Preorder now. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

A Right Royal Revenge: A Scottish Cozy Mystery (The Highland Horse Whisperer Mysteries Book 2) by [R.B. Marshall]

A prize from a princess. Is it worth murder?
When Izzy Paterson–horse trainer and computer geek–gets a last-minute entry to the prestigious Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, she doesn’t expect to be tripping over dead bodies. Literally.

But in the competitive world of show-jumping, it seems that someone is so determined to win a coveted prize, they’ll resort to murder.

As the body count rises, suspicions grow exponentially and the show descends into chaos. Can Izzy track down the killer and halt them in their tracks–or will she be next in their cross-hairs?

:: Readers of Agatha Frost, Steve Higgs or CeeCee James should enjoy this delightful Scottish story, the second book in the Highland Horse Whisperer cozy mystery series. Click the button today, so you don’t miss out on A Right Royal Revenge, and join Izzy and her friends in all the excitement of the county show! (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Peril of the Bells: Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series Book #3 by [Wendy Heuvel]

Welcome to Christmas in Banford, where sleigh bells are jingling, cookies are scrumptious, and decorations are deadly…

Cassie Bridgestone adores Christmastime in Banford when crowds descend on the cozy village to visit its quaint shops, see the Christmas train, and enjoy the week-long festival. And this year will be extra special now that she’s dating the gorgeous firefighter, Spencer.

But when she decides to help out the local food bank, she runs into her old flame, Daniel, and finds her heart torn in two all over again.

Then, one of the food bank volunteers is murdered. When Cassie is called upon to assist in the investigation, she has a hard time believing any of the kind-hearted workers could be involved.

Yet as she delves further into the mystery, Cassie finds herself embroiled in a far more sinister plot, with a killer willing to silence anyone to keep things secret.

Return to Banford for this Christmas caper in the third book from the Faith and Foils Cozy Mystery Series by Wendy Heuvel. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle, Paperback

Baking Magic: The Lindsey Smith Detective Series by [Melinda Craig]

Starry Valley has been anything but calm since Lindsey moved in. She’s tackled thieves walking through walls, and just last month, she faced down a killer. Not to mention, she had a short romance with one of the handsome police officers and an unusual friendship is blossoming with a maybe detective…she’s still trying to figure that one out. It’s all Lindsey can do to stay sane, yet these people, this town, is more home to her than any place she’s ever been.

She’s still getting used to being open with people about her ability. After all, reading memories is no cakewalk, and it’s definitely not conversation for dinner. But Starry Valley isn’t like other places. She can be real with a select few others, and that is heaven…to finally not hide.

So when Felmira asks for Lindsey’s help in finding a friend’s husband, it’s no surprise she says yes. Helping is a given; delivering is another thing. Lindsey promised Sarah she’d find her husband before Christmas…she only hopes he’s still alive. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Murder at the Mill (Emma Berry Mysteries Book 4) by [Irene  Sauman]

Asking for too much can result in getting nothing – or death.

Two men are dead, and Deelie’s husband is under suspicion. Was it an accident, honour defended, or did sibling rivalry go a step too far? Emma finds herself unwittingly drawn into the family’s drama while needing to step lightly to protect her friend. Who is telling the truth? What is really going on between the Lockwood brothers? The handsome Lieutenant Forrester reaches a conclusion about the deaths, but Emma isn’t sure it’s the right one. And while she tries to placate Mrs. Keogh for the sake of Bea’s future happiness, she finds herself the main attraction in someone else’s matchmaking effort. Then a friendly beagle gets involved and Emma wonders if Daniel will ever allow her back on the Mary B.

Set on the Murray River in the 1870s when the paddle steamers’ whistles could be heard day and night between Echuca and Goolwa. (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Tattooed to Death (The Journaling Mysteries Book 2) by [Heather Redmond]

Perfect for fans of Ellery Adams and Eva Gates, this action-filled, entertaining cozy featuring dark family secrets, revenge and friendship goals will have you gripped from the start to its shocking conclusion.

How well do you really know your friends?

Journaling blogger Mandy Meadows is determined to clear her friend’s name when she discovers a body by a dumpster.

Single mom, barista and journaling video blogger extraordinaire Mandy Meadows is distracted from her shift in the University of Seattle Hospital coffee bar when her friend – nurse and fellow journaling video blogger Reese O’Leary-Sett – receives a massage from hell at the hands of Coral Le Charme, the hospital’s new massage therapist. But concern over Coral’s dubious skills is the least of Mandy’s worries when she discovers Coral’s lifeless body by a dumpster later that evening.

What dark secrets was Coral hiding? Mandy’s tenant, homicide detective Justin Ahola, is on the case – and he has Reese firmly in his sights. Determined to help her friend, Mandy digs deeper into Coral’s life and makes some alarming discoveries. Can she clear Reese’s name and bring a killer to justice? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Hunting Down the Heiress by [Agatha Parker, Rosie Sams]

Realtor Hannah Barry and her ex-police beagle Mazie are back on the case in Hunting Down the Heiress
FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Hannah and Mazie have cracked two cases and have been hit with the mystery-solving bug. As such, Hannah has decided to quit her realtor job and become a private investigator. Unfortunately, support is thin on the ground where her friends are concerned. They’re worried about her physical and fiscal safety, but little will deter Hannah and super sniffer Mazie.

When Nadine Murphy suspects her rich father is being swindled by a barmaid half his age, she hires Hannah to investigate. Happy to have her first official case as a P.I. Hannah’s eager to get started. It seems an easy case to open with and she is excited to test her new skills.

Things take on a serious note as the case evolves into a murder investigation. Hannah and Mazie have more than enough suspects, but can they hunt out the real killer?

Hannah’s handsome new friend Colin is worried about her safety, but he does agree to help after failing to stop her investigation.

Together, Hannah, Mazie, and Colin are on the hunt. Will they find the killer before someone else dies? Find out in this sweet Cozy Mystery with the cleverest Beagle that ever left the force, grab Hunting Down the Heiress now.

Also available:
Sniffing out the Killer
On the Scent of Murder
And by Rosie Sams:
Cupcakes and Crimes book 1 to 6
Cupcakes and Crimes book 7 to 12 (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

What Marks Your Path? by [Carolyn P. Schriber]

Little Sarah Chomsky decided to become a teacher in first grade. Twenty-six years later, she is Dr. Sarah Chomsky, about to start her second year of teaching at Smoky Mountain University. She has a five-year plan for earning tenure as a college history professor, but the world is determined to distract her from her path.

On campus, three of Sarah’s students face serious problems that threaten to drag their sympathetic professor into their private lives. An American-born teenager—a brilliant student but challenged by her social and cultural inexperience—struggles to protect her family of illegal immigrants. A football star suffers a traumatic brain injury and finds himself unable to cope with the changes in his life. Now he stands accused of a crime he did not commit. And a privileged young woman shows signs of being the victim of a psychological, as well as physical, abusive relationship.

In her personal life, Sarah has written a children’s book about her little black cat, and the two of them are much in demand from local bookstores and libraries. Her policeman boyfriend has a distracting new job as district attorney, while his parents cannot understand why he does not settle down and marry that “nice Jewish girl.” A whistle-blower threatens their cozy little town when he warns of toxic chemicals in the local water supply, and someone ends up as a murder victim.

Can Sarah avoid becoming involved in these crises, or will they pull her away from her lifetime goal? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Mitzy Moon Mysteries Books 1-3: Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Box Set Book 1) by [Trixie Silvertale]

Mitzy Moon is a barista in a latte trouble…

No sooner does she set foot in the quirky village of Pin Cherry Harbor to claim her inheritance, than the handsome sheriff catches her standing over a corpse. Desperate to prove her innocence, she’s forced to accept help from her granny’s entitled cat and a spirit from beyond the grave.

Over 800 pages of sleuthing fun!

The Mitzy Moon Mysteries : Books 1-3 includes the first three books in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, PLUS a never-before-released map of Pin Cherry. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural misfits, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunits.

Find out why readers are so addicted to this series…

Buy this Mitzy Moon Mysteries Box Set to serve up the guilty today!

What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ ‘Fun, witty, entertaining cozy mystery.’

★★★★★ ‘A ghost grandma, a real wild cat, and a girl named after a cheese… What’s not to love?’

★★★★★ ‘Extremely well-written paranormal cozy!’

★★★★★ ‘A perfect book, one that has me craving more…’

★★★★★ ‘Best cozy mystery I’ve read in a long time…won’t disappoint!’

Book 1 – Fries and Alibis: Paranormal Cozy Mystery

A gift that’s too good to be true. A murder she didn’t commit. A barista in a latte trouble…

Book 2 – Tattoos and Clues: Paranormal Cozy Mystery

A beachside stroll. A deadly discovery. Will this psychic sleuth swim or sink?

Book 3 – Wings and Broken Things: Paranormal Cozy Mystery

A crime with no eyewitness. A determined psychic sleuth. Will her search for clues take her where angels fear to tread? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle

Behind Closed Doors: A Meatball Club Detective Agency Series (The Meatball Club Book 2) by [Cindy  Wong]

While solving burglary and next-door murders, our detectives get themselves tangled with their old and new lovers. While some could be trusted allies, others could be spies…

Welcome to Spring City, where glamour and crime combined never go out of style!

A Coal Way to Die: Nick Rosales, a matinee idol, takes his own life, but his mother is calling out a foul play. His fans are crying out for justice!

The End of a Good Game: Famous computer gamer Kero Lopez is found dead in his lair. Could a notorious kidnapper from Cebu, Van King, have something to do with it? And why does he keep on appearing in Detective Carrie Cheng’s way?

St. John’s Crows: A giant crow takes a middle-aged man’s life every year. This year is no different as it pesters the affluent neighborhood of St. John once again. Will the killing stop this time around with the Meatball Club handling the case? (Amazon)

Editions Available: Kindle