New Releases For The Week Of February 18th, 2018– Part 2


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February 18th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very many of them this week. Today is second day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



A SWEET SPOONFUL OF CYANIDE: A Brightwater Bay Cozy Mystery (Brightwater Bay Cozy Mysteries Book 3) by [Dean, Carolyn L., Byers, Beth, Blackmoore, Angela C]A cute beach town in the gorgeous San Juan islands, a cozy cottage, a sweet-tasting job at the bakery, and a handsome and charming friend…

Claire should be blissfully happy, but when someone drops dead after eating one of her scrumptious desserts everyone seems to be pointing at her as the main suspect! Is it more bad luck or is someone out to get her?

Rated PG because there’s a dead body in it, no bad language or sensual scenes.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Fire in Broken Water: A small town police procedural set in the American Southwest (The Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series Book 3) by [Grace, Lakota]“Dispute in progress, lethal weapons involved.” Deputy Pegasus Quincy takes the call to resolve violence on a Friesian horse ranch in Arizona.

Intent on his own personal vendetta, partner Shepherd Malone refuses to declare a murder in a fatal fire at the ranch. Peg unwisely circumvents the law to investigate anyway.

Two families feuding over water rights, a Gypsy clan suspected of drug dealing, and a blackmailer on the loose, all lead Pegasus astray on her quest to find the killer in a desert mountain town beset by flash floods and arsenic-laced creeks.

When Peg refuses to stand down, the Water Wars turn deadly, and she becomes the ultimate target. Can she stop the killer before more lives are lost—including her own?

Enjoy this fast-paced thriller of the American West. “A page turner.” “Atmospheric”

Book 3 of the Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle







Strawberry Caramel Murder: Killer Cupcakes (Book Three) (Killer Cupcake Culinary Cozies 3) by [Byne, Abby]Bitsie is just getting used to her new relationship with Jack when Monica, a food blogger who gave Bitsie’s Bake Shop a glowing write-up in the local paper, goes missing, and one of Bitsie’s bakers was the last person to see her alive. Was Monica simply running away to escape a bad marriage, or is there a much more sinister reason for her sudden vanishing into thin air? Then there’s the scissor-wielding creep who’s attacking random women in parking lots. And what about the two hucksters bent on defrauding senior citizens with their bogus “investment” scheme? Are all these crimes related somehow? It’s Bitsie’s job to find out.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Lacey Luzzi: Sprouted: a humorous, cozy mystery! (Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries Book 11) by [LaManna, Gina]From USA Today Bestselling Author Gina LaManna

A blonde, a brunette, and a red-head walk into a bank…
And rob it.

As Lacey waits for Baby Luzzi to make his or her appearance, she’s decided to cool her jets on the whole “chasing criminals” lifestyle at her husband’s insistence. She’s settled in comfortably as part-time help at her best friend’s bar and, though the work might be a tad boring after years of explosions and car chases, it’s a safe job, relatively sanitary, and uneventful—for most people.

Lacey isn’t most people.

Caught in the middle of a bank heist, Lacey’s priceless wedding ring is now in the hands of three ladies known to the media as the Femme Fatale. The thieves might have gotten away with three heists across the Twin Cities to date, but one hitch they didn’t count on was a pregnant lady scorned. Lacey Luzzi’s hormones are on the fritz, her sugar habits are out of control, and her tears are flowing freely. This time, the robbers picked on the wrong gal.

With a due date approaching rapidly, Lacey and Meg are bound and determined to recover Lacey’s ring and put this case behind them…before she’s delivering more than guilty criminals on the job.

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Lacey Luzzi: Sugared is a full-length, humorous cozy mystery with a strong female protagonist in the spirit of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, albeit one working for the wrong side of the law…

Note: This book can be read as a standalone, though it is part of a larger series and not all plot lines are resolved in a single book. It is rated a strong PG-13 for sarcasm and mild language. No graphic gore or sex.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Cult of St James (A James Webb Thriller Book 2) by [Burke, BL]An organization has begun an assault on animal abusers

They think he’s dead. That isn’t the case. James is in hiding after the gladiatorial fighting ring that pitted animal abusers against each other is exposed. A part of him wishes to remain anonymous while rescuing dogs in paradise. Another wishes he could continue his previous work.

A whaling ship is attacked, destroyed by a mysterious group calling themselves the Church of St. James, after their patron, the man who began the work of punishing beasts that hurt animals. The owner of the vessel hires former a CIA agent, Aaron, to find who committed this act of terrorism and bring them to justice.

Aaron is sent back to the place it all started, the Brew City, in order to find the perpetrator of the terrorist attack done in the name of a controversial dead man James.

Only, not everyone believes James’ is dead.

Could he be the one behind the heinous crimes? Can Aaron find the leaders of the group before more attacks take place? Can James find a semblance of peace in his new life or will he be dragged back into the world he’d left?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Tuscan Child by [Bowen, Rhys]From New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets…

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.

Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now…  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook












Pressing the Issue (A Cookbook Nook Mystery 6) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]The Agatha Award–winning author of Grilling the Subject returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, where the annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . .

As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year.

Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again?

Includes tantalizing recipes!

Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries:

“There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries

“In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries

“Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal

“So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

About the Author:

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours– Cover Reveal–Dead As A Doornail

I’m so excited to be a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the Cover Reveal for Dead As A Doornail by author Tonya Kappes.  This is the fifth book in this fantastic series.



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Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.

Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.

But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.

His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!

Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.

Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?

It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.  (Goodreads)


Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes will be available May 15 from Henery Press!  It is Available for Pre-Order Today!!

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New Releases For The Week Of February 18th, 2018– Part 1


Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of February18th, 2018.  I am going to divide the list into 3 days because there are so very many of them this week. Today is first  day of my list.  Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading.  Enjoy and happy reading.



Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch (A Sadie Walela Mystery) by [Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue]When Sadie Walela learns that her new neighbor in Cherokee Country, Angus Clyborn’s Buffalo Ranch, offers rich customers a chance to kill buffalo for fun, she is horrified. No good can surely come from this. It doesn’t, and murder soon follows.

Even though Deputy Sheriff Lance Smith, Sadie’s love interest, suspects a link to the Buffalo Ranch, he can find little evidence to make an arrest. And when a rare white buffalo calf is born on the ranch and immediately disappears, Sadie’s instincts tell her something is wrong—and she sets out to prove it. Her suspicions—and fears of more violence—escalate when a former schoolmate returns to Oklahoma to visit her ailing father and finds employment at the ranch. Will she be the next victim?

Drawn deeper and deeper into danger, Sadie uncovers an unparalleled web of greed and corruption. It will take all of her investigative skill to set things straight—assuming she and her wolfdog can stay alive long enough to succeed.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:   Kindle, Paperback











A Killing in Kenya (Flight Risk Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Harper, Susan]On the African plains, sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted

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

Kendell and Pauline have traveled to Kenya for a safari vacation. When one of the other guests on the African safari is murdered, the traveling sleuths are thrust into another murder mystery. Can Kendell and Pauline find the killer now that the hunter has become the prey?

A Killing in Kenya is part of the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries with interesting characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Flight Risk Cozy Mystery series

Get A Killing in Kenya and start solving your next mystery today!

Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










The Bride Wore Constant White: Mysterious Devices 1 (Magnificent Devices Book 13) by [Adina, Shelley]Book one of the Mysterious Devices series of clockwork cozies set in the Magnificent Devices world!
A bride in search of safety. Young ladies in search of their father. A man in search of self-respect. But in the Wild West, you always find more than you’re looking for…

Margrethe Amelia Linden (Daisy to her friends) is a young woman of gentle upbringing, some talent as a watercolorist, and firm opinions that often get her into trouble. Determined to find her missing father, in the summer of 1895 she sets out for the last place he was seen: the Wild West. It’s a rude shock when her younger sister stows away on the airship—such behavior no doubt the result of her unsuitable friendship with Maggie Polgarth and the Carrick House set.

On the journey, friendship blooms between Daisy and Miss Emma Makepeace, who is traveling to the Texican Territories as a mail-order bride. When Emma begs the girls to delay their search by a day or two in order to stand with her at the altar, Daisy is delighted to accept.

But the wedding day dawns on a dreadful discovery. Within hours the Texican Rangers have their man—but even in her grief, Daisy is convinced he cannot have killed her friend. She must right this terrible mistake before he hangs … and before the real culprit realizes that two very observant young ladies are not going to allow him to get away with murder …

“Shelley Adina adds murder to her steampunk world for a mysteriously delicious brew! You’ll love watching her intrepid heroine (and unexpected friends) bring justice to the Wild West while pursuing a quest of her own.” —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in the Bowery  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Southern Charm (Mayson-Dickson Mystery Book 3) by [McKade, Jocie]


Emme Mayson and Jackie Dickson are finding dead bodies in all the wrong places! ​

While looking for the truth about their parents, another body “falls” into their lives. Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to walk on the beach.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Murder Most Remote (Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by [Marple, Mona]A Scottish castle. Ten visitors. One dead body.
Sandy Shaw expects her trip to the island of Mull to be a relaxing break with new boyfriend Tom Nelson.
A guided tour around Mull Castle is just what she had in mind.
Until the lights go out.
And one person doesn’t survive the dark.
With a murderer amongst them, and the mainland police unable to help until the storm passes, it’s up to Sandy to solve the case.

Murder Most Remote is a novella of around 28,000 words. Light and cozy, the book follows our female amateur sleuth and a whole host of quirky characters! Each book in this series can be read as a standalone (but is better enjoyed if read in order), and is free from swearing, sex, violence and cliffhangers. This is Book Four in the Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











Flock of Wolves (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book #10) by [Kimelman, Emily]Justice with a vengeance

Who controls Sydney Rye?

Because that person controls a dangerous weapon–a killer and a symbol–proof of a prophet’s divinity and the catalyst for an international vigilante network. Sydney Rye is just one woman, but to millions she is much more. Whoever controls Sydney controls the masses, can incite violence, turn wife against husband, daughter against father…release the wolf in us all.

Robert, a ruthless and powerful billionaire, wants Sydney…
Mulberry, ex NYC detective and injured warrior, faces death for Sydney…
April, a devout follower of the “Her” Prophet, believes in Sydney…
Anita, a brilliant manipulator of media, fears and reveres Sydney…
The Prophet needs Sydney…

Who controls her? What do they want?

Sydney Rye and her dog, Blue, must travel across the globe from the deserts of the Middle East to the sparkling shores of Miami Beach in a twisted game of cat and mouse to discover the truth.

Is Sydney strong enough to control her own destiny, or is she a pawn in someone else’s game?

Pre-order Flock of Wolves today and discover the truth on February 22nd, 2018.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle










Death in the Park (Firefly Junction Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Lovett, London]Book 1 of London Lovett’s brand new cozy mystery series, Firefly Junction.

With her social life and writing career in tatters at the ripe old age of thirty-five, Sunni Taylor decides to pack up her things and join her sisters, Lana and Emily, in the small town of Firefly Junction. Hoping to open a bed and breakfast, Sunni sets herself the task of refurbishing the rundown Cider Ridge Inn, a two-hundred-year-old house with a sordid past. In the meantime, she’s stuck writing dull human interest stories for the Junction Times. But when Sunni decides to bend the rules on her first newspaper assignment, she soon finds herself in her favorite place—right in the center of a murder investigation. Now if she can just steer clear of the cocky, irritating and far too appealing local detective, Brady “Jax” Jackson.

It isn’t long before Sunni discovers that avoiding Jax is a piece of cake compared to staying clear of the equally cocky, irritating and far too appealing two-hundred-year-old ghost haunting the halls of the Cider Ridge Inn.

Death in the Park is a full-length cozy mystery novel with a fun paranormal twist.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Murder Is A Dirty Business




I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Tricia L. Sanders and her new book , Murder Ia A Dirty Business, Book #1 in her Grime Pays series.  This is a great debut and I can see this series lasting a long time.  I have my review of this book and an interview with Tricia.


Murder is a Dirty Business
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (November 15, 2017)
Print Length: 254 pages







When Cece Cavanaugh’s husband empties their joint bank account, steals her designer luggage, and runs off with a younger woman, Cece must decide whether to ask her manipulative mother-in-law for a handout or get a job. Choosing the easier path, Cece lands a job cleaning a crime scene where a high school coach was murdered. When his wife is implicated—a young woman Cece practically raised—Cece finds herself mopping floors, balancing an empty checkbook, and ferreting out a killer.

Amid all this messy business, Cece bumps heads with a handsome detective. She tries to ignore her growing attraction to the detective, but he gives new meaning to the term “hot flash.”

After she stumbles onto a clue that could vindicate her friend, her elation turns to panic when she haphazardly confronts the killer. Through the danger and romance, Cece discovers self-reliance and inner strength.

And that crime – at least, someone else’s – does pay the bills.  (Goodreads)



The characters are well rounded and well developed.  I really enjoyed getting to know CeCe and her daughters.  I really liked that fact that CeCe was an older woman and that she had a family and all of the responsibilities that go along with being a mom.  In most of the cozies I read the protagonist is younger and more carefree, I found this to be refreshing.  CeCe is a strong smart woman who finds herself in a situation that she never thought she would find herself.  But that does force her to lay down and take it, she figures out a plan and starts taking her life back.  I also really enjoyed getting to know Angie, her no-nonsense friend who is a cop.  The secondary characters added a lot to the story.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place and listening in on conversations.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough suspects to consider (some of them very close to CeCe) and clues to sift through.  I had the killer on my radar but I also had two or three other people on it too.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an east fast read.  I really liked that at the beginning of each chapter we were privy to someone’s thoughts.  It was a different person each time and I thought it added another level to the story.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This book had everything I look for in a cozy: great characters,  humor, romance and a puzzling mystery.  I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.   

When did you know that you wanted to be an author? 

Always. As I child, I’d re-write the endings of books I’d read. I’d write plays for my dolls to perform (and boy, were they underperformers.) What things, if any, influenced that decision? The very first series I read, The Donna Parker books, by Marcia Martin aka Marcia Levin. The series was seven books. When I finished the seventh book, I waited eagerly for the eighth book, to no avail. I knew I wanted to carry on the Donna Parker legacy. Big dreams! I outgrew Donna, so conceived Cece Cavanaugh instead.


With so many cozies being written today, what makes your books stand out from the crowd?

My protagonist, Cece Cavanaugh, doesn’t have a hobby. She couldn’t knit or crochet if she had to. Her specialty meal is take-out, so she’s not big on recipes. She doesn’t have a pet, not that she doesn’t like pets, she does. Her husband has a mid-life crisis and dumps her with a ton of debt. Her main goal is to get her life back, but in the process, she learns a few lessons about who she is and who she wants to be.

Do you work from an outline or plot or do you just see where the characters take you?

I work from a loose outline, but if my characters wander off track, I’ll follow to see where they lead.

Do you read your reviews? 

Yes. Do you respond to them, good or bad? I haven’t so far. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. Regardless, of good or bad, I do use them to make my writing better. Do you do anything special to get those reviews? If someone posts on social media that they liked my book, I will ask them to post a review, but other than ARC reviews, I haven’t specifically done anything out of the ordinary to generate reviews.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

Oh, if I could talk to my younger self, I’d slap me silly. I’ve played around at being a writer, but a little voice always told me not to be silly, writing was for professionals. Well, duh. You can’t be a professional, if you don’t put yourself out there.

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in someone buying your book(s)?  

Definitely. It’s the first thing the reader sees. It’s the “package” of your product. If the cover is boring or uninspiring, what motivation is there for the potential reader to turn the book over and read the back cover or open the book and read the first page? Who designs your book covers? Rae Monet, Inc. designed the cover for Murder is a Dirty Business.

Please give us an insight into your main characters. 

Cece Cavanaugh is a woman on a mission to turn her life around. She’s classy and a bit sassy. Since marriage, she’s led a sheltered life, but she has street smarts. She just hasn’t had to use them in a very long time. She also has a desire to right wrongs which tends to get her in trouble.

Detective Case Alder is on a mission to win Cece’s heart, but first he has to keep her from interfering in his investigation. What do you think makes them special? Cece is all of us “women of a certain age.” She has hot flashes, a rebellious teenager, a meddling best friend, and enough angst to be the star in a Made for TV Movie. Her husband checked all the boxes in the marriage department, except one—faithful. It’s not about who he’s done, it’s about who he hasn’t done.

Detective Alder is the man every “woman of a certain age” dreams about. He’s says the right things, most of the time. Chances are he doesn’t leave the toilet seat up or his wet towels on the floor. Best of all, he doesn’t snore (at least when snoozing in a recliner.)



What have you learned about yourselves since becoming an author?

Writing is the easy part. Truly. There is so much more involved. You have to find a publisher, build a social network, and market, market, market. You live your writing life 24/7.

Do you write full-time or part-time?

I don’t have another career, if that’s what you mean, so writing is my only job. I try to write daily, but some days that’s not an option. When those crazy days happen, I try to write a little more the next day to make up.

What do your plans for future projects include?

I’m editing book 2 in the Grime Pays series, which will continue Cece’s story. I have book 3 in rough draft. I also have a women’s fiction travel adventure in rough draft, and an idea for another cozy mystery series.

What do you think the hardest part of writing is? 

For me, it’s remaining focused.

My brain is always thinking ahead to the next book or next project, so I have to pull myself back to the present. What is the easiest? Coming up with story ideas. I’ll see a headline in the news and immediately start thinking about how to weave it into a story.



What type of books do you like to read?  

I read a wide variety of genres. I love suspense (without the grit and gore), a good mystery, women’s fiction, chick lit, and lately I’ve been reading dystopian. I love a good historical if it has a western bent.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Harper Lee, Harlan Coben, Diane Mott Davidson, Susan Wittag Albert, Shel Silverstein, Mary Kay Andrews, Agatha Christie, John Jakes, Dana Fuller Ross.

What is the one thing you would like your readers to know about you?

I love to hear from you, so connect with me on social media.

Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

Keep reading!

How can readers discover more about you and your work?





 Amazon Author Page:





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Tricia L. Sanders writes about women with class, sass, and a touch of kickass. A former instructional designer and corporate trainer, she traded in curriculum writing for novel writing, because she hates bullet points and loves to make stuff up. And fiction is more fun than training guides and lesson plans.

When she isn’t writing, Tricia is busy crossing dreams off her bucket list. With all 50 states checked, she’s concentrating on foreign interests. She’s an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so don’t get between her and the television when a game is on. Currently she is working on a mystery series set in the fictional town of Wickford, Missouri. Another project in the works is a women’s fiction road trip adventure.

Her essays have appeared in Sasee, ByLine, The Cuivre River Anthology and Great American Outhouse Stories; The Whole Truth and Nothing Butt. She is a proud member of The Lit Ladies, six women writing their truths into fiction.







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February 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

February 13 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW, GUEST POST

February 13 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

February 13 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT

February 14 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

February 14 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 15 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

February 15 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW

February 16 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

February 16 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – INTERVIEW

February 17 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

February 18 – OFF

February 19 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 20 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

February 21 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW

February 22 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

February 23 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 24 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

February 24 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW

February 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW





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Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours–Clairvoyant and Present Danger




I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Lena Gregory and her new book, Clairvoyant and Present Danger, book #3 in her Bay Island Psychic Mystery series.  I predict this series is going to have a long life.


Cozy Mysterty

3rd in Series

Berkley (February 6, 2018)

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0425282779

E-Book ASIN: B071L5C99M








A haunting vision reveals a ghostly grave in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Occult and Battery.

Whoever said that dead men tell no tales has never met Cass Donnovan…

Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse.

Cass knows she is meant to help track down the killer–much to the chagrin of local law enforcement–when the apparition leads her to a dead body on the beach near her psychic shop, Mystical Musings. But the police are not the only ones who wish Cass would stick to reading palms. Someone is trying to scare her off, and it will take all her powers of premonition to catch the killer before Cass herself becomes the next victim… (Goodreads)





The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  I really enjoyed spending time with Cass, Bee and Stephanie, three friends that are very close.  I really liked how they were willing to have each others backs.  They may complain about helping each other (especially Bee) but in the end they were always there.  I felt like I had known the three for a long time, instead of just meeting them  The secondary characters added a lot to the book, in my opinion.

The author is very talented in creating a small town setting and she did a great job of creating Bay Island.  There was all of the nosiness you would expect in a small town and also the camaraderie that goes along with it.  She is also very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was walking along the boardwalk, seeing all of the stores and visiting the shops.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.  The book moves along at a nice pace and I thought the mystery was well plotted.  There were enough suspects to consider and enough clues to sift through and I really did not figure it out until it was revealed at the end.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. And the paranormal aspect was just icing on the cake for me, since those are some of my favorite cozies to read.

Although this is the third book in the series, I was not lost in any way.  I felt like the characters were already old friends  and I really enjoyed spending time with them.  I am definitely going to read the first two books in this series.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for the opportunity to read and review this great book.    



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When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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February 6 – Ruff Drafts – INTERVIEW

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February 8 – Curling up by the Fire – REVIEW

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February 9 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – INTERVIEW, PRINT GIVEAWAY

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February 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, E-BOOK GIVEAWAY

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Review of The Valentine Mystery


The Valentine Mystery

A Tess And Tillie Cozy Mystery, Book #2

Kathi Daley

5 Stars


If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this new mystery series by Kathi Daley, author of the popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series.

It is Valentine’s Day in White Eagle Montana and Tess and Tilly are busier than ever delivering Valentine Cards along with the daily mail. Of course it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in White Eagle without a mystery to solve or a holiday adoption party to prepare for.

When Tess happens upon a vehicle accident where one man dies, she gets pulled into a mystery with roots into the past. With Tony’s help she not only tracks down a killer but she looks into the occurrence of a missing person as well.

Tony is still looking into the case of Tess’s father’s disappearance, meanwhile Tess and Tilly team up with Brady to make sure that every animal shelter resident finds their perfect match in time for Valentine’s Day.  (Goodreads)



The characters are well developed and well rounded.  I enjoyed getting to spend time with Tess and her friend Bree.  And of course all of the animals that are a part of Tess’s life.  The author always creates characters that you want to spend time with and get to know better.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through most of the book I felt like I was right there, trying to solve the mystery with Tess. As is typical with this author, there is more than one mystery to solve, two of them revolving around missing persons, including Tess’s father.   The ending surprised me, which is a good thing.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy.  I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.

New Releases For The Week Of February 11th, 2018–Part 4


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





The Trouble with Cupid: 10 Short Mysteries Spiced with Romance (Familiar Legacy) by [Terrell, Jaden, Haines, Carolyn, Benedict, Laura, Wysocky, Lisa, Toussaint, Maggie, Herren, Greg, Sartor, Nancy, Roberts, Fran]Fun-sized bites of Trouble, Cat Detective! All proceeds from the sale of THE TROUBLE WITH CUPID will be donated to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. The famous black cat detective from Wetumpka, Alabama is at it again in this collection of sometimes poignant, often amusing short mystery tales. Bestselling authors Carolyn Haines and Laura Benedict lead the lineup with the sassy “Calling All Cupids” and the sweet “Of Mice and Munchkins,” followed by Claire Matturro’s heartwarming contribution, “The Madonna in the Garden.” With additional stories by eight other authors, including critically acclaimed veterans and exciting new talents, The Trouble with Cupid is a delightful offering of wicked fun for anyone who loves mysteries, cats, and a touch of romance.
Authors: Laura Benedict, Carolyn Haines, Greg Herren, Michelle Broussard Honick, Eve Osborne, Fran Roberts, Nancy Sartor, Maggie Toussaint, Lisa Wysocky, Claire Matturro, and Jaden Terrell.

The Trouble books are a multi-author coalition published by KaliOka Press with each mystery novel featuring Trouble, the black cat detective. All the full-length mysteries are available in e-format and print.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Valentine Mystery Boxed Set: Books 1-3 (Valentine Mysteries) by [Harte, Jenna]Passion, Murder, Chocolate and Couture Lingerie

Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancé, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host’s dead body and into the arms of the sexy, blue-green eyed Jack Valentine. As romance grows, so too does Tess and Jack’s propensity to get into trouble.

If you like romance mixed with your mystery, the Valentine Mysteries are for you. In this collection, you’ll get books 1 through 3.

Deadly Valentine

“Written with precision and care, this intriguing romance/murder mystery is a fun read that will keep readers guessing until the very end.” – Publisher’s Weekly 

Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancé, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host’s dead body. Now Tess is in the middle of a murder investigation pitting her wannabe-boyfriend police detective against Jack Valentine, a man from her past with blue-green eyes and sinful smile that causes her to rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Tess has many reasons to avoid Jack including the fact that he’s the prime suspect in murder. But Tess doesn’t believe Jack’s the murderer and with an honest attempt to keep her hormones in check, she agrees to represent him. With Jack’s help, she uncovers a 30-year-old secret someone is killing to keep hidden and discovers sensual delights that don’t include chocolate or French underwear. But when her professional and personal relationship with Jack threatens to ruin her career and end her life, Tess has to decide if Jack, is worth the risk.

Old Flames Never Die

Tess Madison is jobless, homeless and hopelessly in love with the sexy, blue-green eyed Jack Valentine. But their new love is put to the test when the husband of an old flame of Jack’s is murdered. Jack thinks she innocent and vows to help her. Tess isn’t so sure and with the help of her friend and Jack’s nemesis Detective Daniel Showalter, she joins the investigation. Now Tess is pitted against Jack and as they each seek answers, not only do they put their love at risk, but their lives as well.

With This Ring, I Thee Kill

Wedding bells are in Jack and Tess’ future, that is, if the people trying to kill them for Tess’ engagement ring don’t succeed. Together Jack and Tess research the ring to discover why people are willing to kill to possess it. Their investigation takes them back to 18th century France, when black magic and potions were used to secure love, power and status. Tess’ friend, an expert in French antiques, agrees to help, but is she really helping or is she behind the plot? And will Jack and Tess make it to their wedding day or will fate tear them apart forever?

Start enjoying the romance and mystery in the Valentine Mystery Boxed Set today. 

The Valentine Mysteries are full-length novels of mystery and romance, including intimate scenes.  (Amazon)

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Escape Cay: Murder Off-Screen Cozy Series - Book 3 by [VanDruff, GA]When Spanish Admiralty meets Hollywood Royalty…

Madrille Keiser has it all-including an Oscar, or three or four. But what she wants is her island. Escape Cay. Her sanctuary. An emerald jewel surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean. What did not show up on the dotted line was the Spanish Admiral who’s lived on the island since his galleon – loaded with treasure – sank, and he was murdered –three-hundred-and-fifty years ago.

And he’s not leaving until he has answers..

Can Jaqie solve the ancient crime, save Escape Cay for her friend, and convince Paul that not everything is as it seems?

Order Escape Cay today and enjoy a fun-packed ride on the High Seas!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle














Murder at the Manor House (A Sleuthing Starlet Mystery Book 1) by [Blythe, Bianca]***Special Launch Price – Very Limited Time***

Murder. Manor homes. Malfunctioning chandeliers.

Hollywood starlets are supposed to be happily on set in sunny California, and not trapped in drafty manor houses during ferocious snowstorms.

But after Cora Clarke’s best friend and fellow actress elopes with an English earl, Cora visits England to help her friend brave the aristocratic disapproval of her new husband’s family.

Unfortunately the holiday turns nightmarish when a chandelier crashes down and kills somebody. When suspicion falls on her friend, Cora vows to figure out the identity of the murderer. After all, blizzards have a habit of preventing the police from arriving, and body counts have a dreadful habit of growing.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












The Knight and Devlin Collection by [Dobbyn, John F.]These five novels in the Knight and Devlin series prove the Perry Mason spirit is alive and well.


From Chinatown and the brutal Tongs in Neon Dragon to international stolen art in Frame-Up, to the warring Boston Irish mob and Italian Mafia in Black Diamond, to the diamond trade in Sierra Leone in Deadly Diamonds, and to the Amazon rainforest’s exotic animals in Fatal Odds, Knight and Devlin are relentless in their pursuit of truth and justice.


Dobbyn is a master of the game—legal thrillers that are topical and timeless.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Wedding Cake Woes: A Lacey Greene Mysteries Novella (The Lacey Greene Mysteries Book 4) by [Ito, Jennifer]


Lacey’s back from her honeymoon and ready to plan her ideal wedding reception. Unfortunately, someone else has other plans. While Lacey deals with an unexpected life change, she combats a saboteur. Someone is out to ruin her perfect day and make her call off the party. Together with Vinny, Kat, and other quirky citizens of Jackson Peak, Lacey needs to track down the suspect, or her reception might not happen.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle















Murdered at the Courthouse: A Midwest Cozy Mystery by [Harman, Dianne]Some experts say the honeymoon phase of a marriage lasts for about six months, but they didn’t take murder into account!

When the county judge is murdered and Kat’s District Attorney husband of far less than six months, is not only a suspect, but now the lead attorney in another murder case, Kat has to find the killer to clear his name.

Who knew the judge was addicted to watching computer porn? But was that the reason he was murdered?
Was the killer the judge’s “unusual” wife who spent millions building a castle in the middle of Kansas and then filling the moat around the castle with alligators? Or the head of Mothers Against Pornography Addiction? Could it have been the woman who was having an affair with the judge? Or her husband? After all, he did attend Rageaholics meetings. Or even the young sorority girl who was making a lot of money appearing on porn sites?

Sometimes a guard dog is just as important as a former Green Beret, and Kat was grateful to both of them when they saved her life!

Another fast-paced cozy murder mystery with food, dogs, and recipes from a USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author.

As always, free with Kindle Unlimited.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle









Death by a Whisker: A Cat Rescue Mystery by [T. C. LoTempio]Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter’s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event.

The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list.

Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover






New Releases For The Week Of February 11th, 2018–Part 3



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




Six Dogs 'til Sunday (A Mae December Mystery Book 6) by [Farrell, Lia]It’s January in Rosedale, Tennessee, and Mae December is preparing for her March wedding to Sheriff Ben Bradley. Mae, who boards dogs for a living, is also busy tending to her pregnant dog and scouting locations for the movie featuring the music of her former fiancé Noah West, who died in a car accident four years earlier. Fortunately the picturesque old house at the end of Little Chapel Road is for rent.
Just as filming is about to begin, a man is shot on the set, but manages to drive himself to the hospital, where he dies before he can ID his killer. He was a member of the film crew, but also a local, and circumstances point to his being a confidential informant for Ben’s predecessor, Sheriff Trey Cantrell, also the owner of the house turned movie set. At the time of the shooting, the victim had been stealing a large sum of money from a safe on the premises. Whose money is it, and where does it come from?
The Rosedale Sheriff’s Office not only has another murder case on its hands, but one that will dredge up a past long buried. How far will the guilty parties go to protect their secrets?
The sixth and final book in the Mae December Mystery series, which began with One Dog Too Many.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback











Chocolate Heart Murder (A Maple Hills Cozy Mystery Book 11) by [Meadows, Wendy]Maple Hill Cozy Mysteries can be read in one to two hours. It is perfect for those moments when you are waiting at an appointment or want to enjoy a quick read.An invitation to eternal love….and unexpected death.

It’s Valentine’s Day in the wintery small town of Maple Hills, and true love is in the air.
Nikki Bates and her ever popular Choc-A-Block Shoppe are called upon once again, when Susan, the lovely daughter of Maple Hills’ mayor, orders dozens of Nikki’s wildly popular and oh-so-delicious confections for her upcoming wedding. All are invited to join in on Susan’s special day, especially Nikki, Seth, Hawk and the rest of the Choc-A-Block team.
Unfortunately, murder puts in an appearance as well, when poor Kim, one of Susan’s bridesmaids and a good friend, is brutally and mysteriously murdered at the rehearsal party. When Maple Hills’ mayor demands the killer be found before the wedding, Nikki and Hawk get on the case pronto. But, just when they’ve named Kim’s beau, John, as a prime suspect, the case takes an unexpected turn.
Love is on the line, as Nikki and Hawk move to solve a murder, exonerate or implicate a man in mourning of his lost love, save a wedding from danger and tragedy, and protect the people they love-including each other.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Sweet Corpse of Mine (Secret Seal Isle Mysteries Book 7) by [Quinn, Lucy]Valentine’s Day on Secret Seal Isle means flowers, chocolates and champagne brunch. But cupid doesn’t shoot straight to the heart this year. When a secret love nest is found in a storage unit, racy lingerie isn’t the only shocking discovery. And the corpse just happens to be the long-time missing wife of Winter’s new love, Blake.

When Rain tries to help clear Blake’s good name, she lands in a bizarre love triangle of her own. Fortunately Cookie is on the case, with her own Valentine, Dylan by her side. That is until their relationship is thrown of course when Hunter arrives to help. Cookie discovers her former partner isn’t ready to let her go. With relationships under fire and a body on ice, Cookie needs to solve another murder and find a way to save Valentine’s Day.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Katie Chupp is not the only person in Abbott Creek looking forward to the most romantic holiday of the year. . .

But Valentine’s Day will not be all hearts and flowers. There are secrets to be kept, feelings to be explored, and difficult decisions to be made — and each one has something to do with the heart.

Will those secrets come between friends? Will the happy couples in Abbott Creek get to celebrate. . . together? With the demand for sweet treats fierce this year. will the Sweet Shop’s baker find time for romance?

And will one young woman be able to live with the choice she must make on the most romantic day of the year?

Book 5 of the Sweet Shop Mystery series  (Amazon)

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The Felse Investigations Volume One: Fallen into the Pit, Death and the Joyful Woman, and Flight of a Witch by [Peters, Ellis]From the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, the first three mysteries in the Edgar Award–winning series about an English policeman and his son.

In the English village of Comerford, just on the border of Wales, it’s Det. Sgt. George Felse’s duty to keep the peace—and keep his fourteen-year-old son, Dominic, out of harm’s way . . .

Fallen into the Pit: The shadow of World War II still looms over the village of Comerford. Dominic finds the body of a German ex-prisoner of war and develops a dangerous interest in solving the case.

“Hypnotically good.” —Boston Sunday Globe

Death and the Joyful Woman: Dominic falls in love with an heiress who stands accused of bludgeoning a millionaire beer baron to death with a magnum of champagne.

“Felse . . .is a fully-dimensioned character who plumbs the experiences of his personal life to understand his case.” —Publishers Weekly

Flight of a Witch: Felse handles a strange case involving the disappearance of a local beauty, a fatal robbery, and witchcraft.

“A tension-laden, consistently intriguing puzzle.” —Kirkus Reviews  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Dial W for Wicked (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery on Kindle Unlimited Book 12) by [Smith, Lotta, Smith, Lotta]Who ya gonna call? Wicked!

FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Baby, it’s cold outside, and no one needs an escape more than Mandy, whose well-meaning family members simply must know when the newlyweds will be starting a family. Midnight feedings and teething rings will have to wait, though, while the Rowlings solve their latest case.

A chance rescue of a kidnapped child and the mutterings of a hypnotized game show contestant draw the stars of USCAB into the 5-year-old mystery of three missing girls. All they need is a hot lead in this cold case, but as the suspects pile up, so do Mandy’s fertility worries.

Will they solve the mystery? Maybe, baby. Find out the answer in this 12th escapade in the Manhattan Mystery Series.

Dial W for Wicked is part of the Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery series. If you like fast-paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you’re gonna love this book.

Buy Dial W for Wicked and start solving your next mystery today!

Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery Series
Each book in the series is a stand-alone story, but your enjoyment of each story will be increased if you read them all.
*Book 1-Wicked for Hire
*Book 2-W is for Wicked
*Book 3-Wicked Little Secret
*Book 4-Wicked of the Christmas Past
*Book 5-Sweet Wicked of Mine
*Book 6-Wicked and Haunted
*Book 7-Wicked, Manor, and Murder
*Book 8-Wickedly Ever After
*Book 9-Speak of the Wicked
*Book 10-Wicked as a Christmas Fruitcake
*Book 11-Wicked in Wonderland
*Book 12-Dial W for Wicked  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle











The Valentine Mystery: A Cozy Mystery (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 2) by [Daley, Kathi]If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this new mystery series by Kathi Daley, author of the popular Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery Series.

It is Valentine’s Day in White Eagle Montana and Tess and Tilly are busier than ever delivering Valentine Cards along with the daily mail. Of course it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day in White Eagle without a mystery to solve or a holiday adoption party to prepare for.

When Tess happens upon a vehicle accident and one man dies, she gets pulled into a mystery with roots into the past. With Tony’s help she not only tracks down a killer but she looks into the occurance of a missing person as well.

Tess and Tilly also team up with Brady to make sure that every animal shelter resident finds their perfect match in time for Valentine’s Day.   (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback



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



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



France Brody captures the atmosphere and language of 1920s England while delivering a captivating plot in the ninth book of this traditional cozy mystery series featuring private investigator Kate Shackleton.

Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party on thegrounds of Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive.

During the eclipse, Selina’s friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can’t help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths -and whether there is a murderer in the company.

When Selina’s elusive husband Jarrod– who was injured in the war and is subject to violent mood swings―comes back on the scene, Kate begins to imagine something far deadlier at play, and wonders just who will be next to pay the ultimate price for fame.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback











Diamond Girl (A Country Club Murder Short) by [Mulhern, Julie]From USA Today bestselling author, Julie Mulhern, comes a short worthy of the Country Club Murders name.

For Aggie DeLucci, former assistant private investigator and current housekeeper extraordinaire, 1975 is turning out to be a banner year. There’s a new man her life, Mac. He makes her laugh, takes her dancing, and makes a helluva salami sandwich.

When Mac is accused of theft, it’s up to Aggie to clear his name. She’ll have to polish her slightly tarnished investigative kills and tame her fears (and her hair) to catch the real thief.

If this is your first trip to 70s Kansas City, the entire series awaits you. Get ready to dive into THE DEEP END!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Broccoli & Broomsticks: A Nocturne Falls Universe Story: Nocturne Falls Universe by [Fischetto, Jennifer]Aria Ricci wants the last three months of high school to be as uneventful as possible, which isn’t easy when you are powerless in a family of magical witches and live in Nocturne Falls, GA, a haven for paranormal beings.

Her plans implode when a zombie infects her brother, Gio, and a cute hunter wants Gio dead. Aria will stop at nothing to find a cure, but things go from intense to weird when she realizes Gio doesn’t have the uncontrollable desire to eat brains. Instead, he craves…broccoli?

With help from the hunter, her lightning-powered grandmother, and a bunyip, Aria must figure out the truth before Gio is captured. Or worse. Despite his insatiable desire for cruciferous veggies, he still is her doofus brother, and she’ll do anything to save him.  (Amazon)

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Friends and Frauds (An Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy Book 6) by [Xarissa, Diana]Since she’s been on the Isle of Man, Fenella Woods has had the chance to make many new friends. Her closest island friend is her next-door neighbor, Shelly. When a man appears on Shelly’s doorstep claiming to have been a childhood friend of Shelly’s recently deceased husband, Fenella is quick to try to help Shelly deal with the surprise.

As Shelly tries to work out whether she wants to talk to the man or not, Fenella meets, and dislikes, several of the man’s friends who are visiting the island. But when Shelly finally agrees to meet the man, they find out that he had at least one enemy as well.

Police Inspector Mark Hammersmith isn’t happy when Fenella finds yet another dead body, even though she barely knew the dead man. Inspector Daniel Robinson, Fenella’s friend, is still off the island, though. Fenella has to deal with Mark, whether she likes it or not.

As they learn more about the man and his friends, Shelly and Fenella find themselves caught up in yet another murder investigation. Can they help Mark find the killer before he or she strikes again?  (Amazon)

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Witches of Skye : Reap what You Sow (Book Two) Paranormal Fantasy by [Briers, M. L]Jack was gone, and I was fine, so why did my family feel the need to cheer me up? Even Moira was being nice to me, and that was surreal.
Life was normal again. Well, not exactly normal, we did have bat-boy the vampire and split-personality the werewolf that we’d practically adopted as pets, but nobody was dying – and then they were.
So, Jack was back; I was cooking up a storm in between trying not to get myself or anyone else killed, that old dark magic was rumbling in the veins of the Earth beneath us, and I was still managing to find the time to play charades with the tourists. I think I need a holiday, but would I survive life on Skye to have one?

Book two in the standalone series of Paranormal Fantasy.
Book One – Witches of Skye – So It Begins  (Amazon)

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Murder on Valentine's Day (A Ridgeway Rescue Mystery Book 2) by [Creeden, P.]Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries can be read in 1-2 hours. Perfect for when you’re waiting for an appointment or just want a fast read. Don’t miss out on this quick, clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!

It’s Valentine’s Day and 20-year-old Emma Wright just wants her crush to take notice of her. But Colby Davidson, the K9 search and rescue deputy only thinks of her as a kid sister. How will she get him to take her seriously?

When her veterinarian boss calls her to pick up a cat at a potential crime scene, she finds herself at the house of the richest woman in Ridgeway. Her father—the sheriff—and Colby are there. They both dismiss the untimely death as a heart attack, but Emma finds clues that it might be something more. Did the software billionaire die of natural causes, or was it murder?  (Amazon)

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A Superior Crime and other stories (Dangerous Journeys) by [Winters, Virginia]Before the novel, there was the short story, told around the campfire or the table, to children and adults: myths, fables, and fairy tales. Five of these short stories feature paediatrican and amateur genealogist Anne McPhail. Her travels plunge her into murder investigations from Vancouver to Quebec City. In other stories, some journeys are external and take us to locations from Dubai to England’s West Country to rural Ontario and some, like The Decision, on deeply personal and internal voyages.  (Amazon)

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A Grave Issue: A Funeral Parlor Mystery by [Lillian Bell]After an on-air gaffe goes viral and jeopardizes her career, journalist Desiree Turner retreats home to Verbena, California for some peace and quiet. She begins working one of the quietest jobs around: presiding over funerals for her great-grandfather’s funeral parlor. But the action seems to follow her as a fistfight breaks out between neighbors Rosemarie Brewer and Lola Hansen at one of the first funerals she’s in charge of running. It exposes a nasty dispute and Rosemarie’s husband, Alan, is found murdered shortly after.

Lola’s husband, Kyle, is immediately arrested. Desiree, whose own father’s death was devastating, has always viewed Kyle as a second father. Determined to clear his name, Desiree jumps head first into the investigation and quickly discovers that Alan had several unsavory habits at his job and in his personal life, including putting assets into his mistress’s account to hide them from Rosemarie. People murder for money and love all the time, and there’s no telling who he offended just enough to push them over the edge.

Desiree is looking in all the right places, but she better catch the killer fast before they come for her next in A Grave Issue, the clever series debut by Lillian Bell.  (Amazon)

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New Releases For The Week Of February 11th, 2018–Part 1


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



The Scottish Connection: A Kate Benedict Paranormal Mystery (The Kate Benedict Series Book 4) by [Bedford, Carrie]NO MATTER WHERE SHE GOES, SHE SEES THE UNINVITED HOUSEGUEST–ALSO KNOWN AS THE AURA OF DEATH…

London architect Kate Benedict is off to a glamorous weekend party in Scotland at the formerly grand castle belonging to the uncle of her boyfriend Josh. And thus is the scene set for a deliciously traditional British cozy with a touch of the paranormal thriller – complete with ghostly characters from the past; the requisite medieval weapons collection; and a creepy, ruined, closed-off wing of the castle.

There’s also a vaguely menacing assortment of servants and locals and a castleful of dodgy houseguests, all wrapped up in mysterious gloom as thick as the Scottish fog…but warmed by a cozy library fire and a nearly priceless collection of single malt scotches.

The festive occasion turns solemn when Kate notices an aura above the head of Josh’s beloved Uncle Fergus. Blessed – or cursed – with the ability to see auras that indicate that death is imminent, Kate can sometimes avert disaster – if she can discover the source of the danger. Otherwise, Josh’s favorite uncle will die in a matter of days.

Is Fergus suffering from an undiagnosed illness? Is the threat linked to the impending sale of the castle? Or is there a murderous secret buried in the past, with a deadly claim on the present?

In an attempt to sort out the nature of the threat, Kate takes a stroll to the loch and experiences a hallucination – a vision so real she feels she could touch the participants: a black-robed priest stalking a lovely young woman in 16th-century costume, as she clings protectively to a book.The woman holds the book out to Kate, as if asking Kate to protect it. Is the vision a message about the threat to Fergus?

As Kate and Josh race the clock to find the source of danger, the guests arrive, filling the house with known and unknown threats: townspeople opposed to the sale of the estate; the wealthy businessman who wants to buy it; scheming relatives with agendas of their own and tales of treasures hidden in the castle.

And as the dangers increase, so do the number of auras Kate sees. She knows who’s in danger, but she can’t do anything to help unless she knows why!

Perfect for anyone who’s ever shivered their way through a Barbara Michaels mystery; and for all lovers of both American and British cozy mysteries, especially those with just the slightest hint of the paranormal, like Michaels’ colleague Carolyn Hart (in her Bailey Ruth series), and the more contemporary ones, including Carolyn Haines, Gina LaManna, and Leighann Dobbs.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Son of a Witch (The Kilorian Sisters: A Witches of Shadow Lake Mystery Book 3) by [Emrick, K.J., Wells, S. Joseph]A Son Returned… A Fallen Angel… Another Murder in Shadow Lake!

When Kiera’s missing son, Alan, turns up at Stonecrest with no memory of where he’s been for the past week the Kilorian sisters welcome him with open arms.

It becomes quickly apparent that the young man is unaware of his heritage… namely that he is the son of a witch and a fallen angel.

Meanwhile, the current town manager, Seth Hunter, drops dead on stage at the local government debate. Addie Kilorian knows that it wasn’t from natural causes.

Was magic involved in this death?

At the onset of the investigation, Addie gets on the wrong side of Lucian Knight causing a rift in their fledgling relationship.

With so much happening will Addie and her sisters be able to solve the murder? And will Lucian ever speak to Addie again?  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback














Bitter Truth (Bitter Root Mysteries Book 2) by [Carmichael, C. J.]Bitter Truth (Book 2 of Bitter Root Mysteries)

Murder in a small town is always personal.

In the isolated ranching community of Lost Trails, Montana, Lacy Stillman, a rich elderly rancher has died of a heart attack in her own bed. What could be more normal than that? As Zak Waller, dispatcher with the local Sheriff’s Office, joins the town in mourning the loss of the community matriarch, some disquieting information makes Zak wonder if Lacy’s death was not what it seemed.

Meanwhile, Zak’s friend Tiff Masterson is overwhelmed by her mother’s escalating mental breakdown and her aunt’s stubborn denial of the problem. Tiff assumes the root of the problem is the death of her brother and father sixteen years ago. But the real atrocity goes back much further than that. When the truth is revealed in a shocking twist, Tiff’s world is turned completely upside down. The ramifications affect many of the most prominent citizens and provide the missing clue to Lacy Stillman’s murder.

Perfect for fans of the British television film Broadchurch.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Fear in February (Calendar Mysteries Book 2) by [Chafer, Camilla]From USA Today bestselling author Camilla Chafer comes a brand new mystery.

Welcome to Calendar where life is sweet, but death is murder.

Ally McKellar loves owning and running her own restaurant, Belle Rose. After working in a busy New York restaurant, managing her own kitchen is like a breath of fresh air. Even better, it’s rapidly becoming the local favorite place to go in the quaint, mountain town of Calendar. But if people knew about Ally’s recent past, her customers might not be so keen to sample her delicious dishes.

When the local newspaper’s food critic makes a reservation to try out her new menu, Ally knows she’s got to nail every course to ensure good publicity. There’s only one problem: the critic dies during the second course and everything points towards food poisoning. Suddenly, Ally’s success as an entrepreneur is in jeopardy while her past is hastily dredged up, threatening to destroy the new life she has recently managed to create.

With the help of Jack Harper, her handsome sous chef with a questionable past of his own, Ally must discover the real killer or risk losing not only Belle Rose, but her desire for a happy new life as well.

Twelve cozy mysteries… one deadly town!  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle













Murder in the One Percent by [Richard, Saralyn]A powerful and rich playboy, a rare and naturally-occurring poison, a newly divorced woman with an ax to grind, and pressure from the former President of the US are just a few of the challenges facing Detective Oliver Parrott. African-American and a former college football hero making a name for himself in the criminal justice system, Parrott answers a routine call for back-up when someone dies at a country estate the morning after an elaborate birthday party. When he learns the deceased is the wealthy former Secretary of the Treasury, Preston Phillips and just about everyone at the party has a motive to kill him, Parrot realizes this will be the investigation to make—or break—his career.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle












Hiroshima Boy by [Hirahara, Naomi]LA gardener Mas Arai returns to Hiroshima to bring his best friend’s ashes to a relative on the tiny offshore island of Ino, only to become embroiled in the mysterious death of a teenage boy who was about the same age Mas was when he survived the atomic bomb in 1945. The boy’s death affects the elderly, often-curmudgeonly, always-reluctant sleuth, who cannot return home to Los Angeles until he finds a way to see justice served.
Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar-winning author of the Mas Arai mystery series, including Summer of the Big BachiBlood HinaStrawberry Yellow, and Sayonara Slam. She is also the author of the LA-based Ellie Rush mysteries, published by Penguin. Her Mas Arai books have earned such honors as Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year and one of the Chicago Tribune’s Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers. The Stanford University alumna was born and raised in Altadena, CA, where her protagonist lives; she now resides in neighboring Pasadena.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback












Witch is Why It Was Over (A Witch P.I. Mystery Book 24) by [Abbott, Adele]



Don’t count your chickens…
There are no more secrets. The truth is out there for everyone to see. And now, Jill has to make the most important decision of her life.
…count your custard creams instead.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback













The Cat of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by [Vicki Delany]When Jayne Wilson’s mother is accused of murder, Jayne and Gemma have to eliminate the impossible to reveal the true killer.

Legendary stage and movie star Sir Nigel Bellingham arrives on Cape Cod to star in a stage production of The Hound of the Baskervilles put on by the West London Theater Festival. When Sir Nigel, some of the cast, and the director visit the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop at 222 Baker Street, Gemma Doyle realizes that Sir Nigel is not at all suited to the role. He is long past his prime and an old drunk to boot. The cast, in particular the much younger actor who previously had the role, are not happy, but the show must go on.

Before the play opens, Leslie Wilson, mother of Gemma’s best friend Jayne, arranges a fundraising afternoon tea to be catered by Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. The tea is a huge success, but when it’s time to leave, Sir Nigel has gone missing—only to be found at the bottom of the rocky cliff, dead. Along with the dead body, Gemma finds evidence incriminating Leslie Wilson. When the police, in the presence of handsome detective Ryan Ashburton and suspicious detective Louise Estrada, focus their attention on Leslie despite the numerous other suspects, the game is once again afoot and it’s again up to the highly perceptive Gemma and the ever-confused but loyal Jayne to clear Jayne’s mother’s name.

Fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle, and Sherlockians everywhere will delight at The Cat of the Baskervilles, the clever third Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.  (Amazon)

Editions Available:  Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook