Sunday, January 29, 2023

Cozy New Releases That Caught My Eye


Dead Before I Do 

by Kat Bellemore

When Maddie Swallows attends an out1-of-town wedding with her best friaend, Benji, she expects free food, danQcing, and some awkward moments as she tries to figure out her feelings for her long-time friend. What she finds instead is a dead groom and an entire wedding guest list who had reason to kill the guy.  

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Cheddar Late Than Dead

 by Linda Reilly 

Winter in Balsam Dell is a snowy affair, and to add in some cheer after the holidays Carly’s former classmate Klarissa Taddeo is hosting her extravagant bridal shower at the historic Balsam Dell inn. But when a double-booking throws some mold in the cheese, Klarissa is left scrambling. Dawn, the maid of honor and wedding planner, saves the day by moving the shower to her family’s mansion and books Carly to cater the party. It seems the group is going to pull off the shower without a hitch. 

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Dodged A Bullet 

by Kristi Rose 

PI Samantha True is used to danger, but this time the stakes are higher than ever. Someone is trying to kill her. She’ll need her ex-sorta-husband’s help. It’s hard to spend time with a new boyfriend when your ex-sorta-husband is hanging around. 

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For All in TENTS & Curses 

by Shelley Dawn Siddall 

Cory Jones brims with newfound confidence. After proving she has the skill to ferret out clues the cops miss, she’s ready to dive into another investigation. But after her husband surprises her with a camping trip, the last thing she expects is a fellow adventurer to drop dead 

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Faith Books New Christian Releases

 Here area couple New Releases.  Both are available on Amazon. 

Please forgive lack description and link.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Happy Rudolph Day feat. Christina Cozy Mysteries


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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Christian New Releases and Sales offered by Faith Books


A man who lost everything.

A woman squatting on a property that's not hers.

An aunt who suggests a marriage of convenience.

When Smith Long strides into his new hometown, he doesn't expect to get bowled over by a woman chasing her cow whom she claims has fallen in love with a pig. Doesn't every small town have that one crazy person?

He's not laughing later, though, when his aunt informs him that in order for him to receive the old, rundown property she'd promised him, he has to marry the crazy woman he'd hoped to never see again.

Abrielle Adams is squatting on Sweet Briar Ranch and hoping that she'll get back on her feet before the heir shows up. Wishful thinking since she finds out that the man who'd kept her from catching her cow is the very person she was trying to avoid.

But now Abrielle has been offered the one thing she could really use - half ownership of the Sweet Briar Ranch - and all she has to do is marry a (grumpy, sour, and okay, handsome) stranger.

To both Abrielle and Smith, marriage is more than convenience and a vow is a lifetime commitment. Will they see how much they have in common and decide they need each other?  

Hard Landing:

Two wary souls get a second chance at love…

If a killer doesn’t find them first.

When a stalker turns to murder, pilot Kelli Spencer needs protection. What she doesn’t need is her old love Jack Reese returning to stir things up, but the former Navy SEAL and his team of protection specialists are the best of the best. Trust him with her life? If she has to. Her heart? No way.

Fast Landing

Old secrets, and a killer willing to do anything to keep them buried.

When a sniper’s bullet narrowly misses cafe owner Lauren Lowe in her own driveway, her life spins out of control. Who’d hire a professional assassin to eliminate a church-going restaurant owner?

Forced to take Lauren on the run, former SEAL Austin Daggett vows to keep her safe…and away from his own, grieving heart.

No Landing

She’s loved him forever, but will a determined killer destroy their chances for a happy ending?

Star Brannigan might know more about computers than people, but she’s certain her brother was murdered because of the dangerous ransomware program he and their friends thought they’d destroyed years ago.

Now she's got proof. The killer's stalking her.

There’s only one man she can turn to for help: former SEAL and Knight Tactical operative Ethan Hernandez, her brother’s best friend, an expert cybergeek, and the man she betrayed.

Longing for Lily

 (The Bloom Sisters Book 5) by Tara Grace Ericson

Sale price: 99 cents

Sale dates: January 18th - 25th

Available in Kindle Unlimited

A rift twelve years in the making, and a second chance to do it right.

Lily Bloom is confident, capable, and better off alone. She experienced true love once, and she thinks she’ll never find it again. Instead, she throws her energy into building her event business at Storybook Barn, helping others take the dive into happily ever after.

Josh Elliot is the life of the party, with a successful photography business and wonderful friends. But there is something missing. He never had a doubt about the woman God made for him, but he failed her twelve years ago. Forever isn’t in the cards for them, but since she started hosting weddings at Bloom’s Farm, he is tortured with the unobtainable love of his life nearly every weekend.

Lily’s wedding venue and Josh’s photography business bring their worlds colliding once again, bringing old wounds to the surface and forcing the question: is what happened twelve years ago going to keep them apart forever? Or can God rescue the pieces of the love they once shared?

Her Brother's Best Friend 

(Love Off Limits Book 2)

 by Hannah Jo Abbott

Sale price: 99 cents

Sale dates: January 16th - 21st

Available in Kindle Unlimited.

Emily Franklin is a five-star chef, but outside the kitchen, she doesn’t see herself as anything special. Navigating the wedding world as her best friend’s maid of honor, she’s certain it’s the only wedding planning she’ll be doing.

Cole Sanford is cool and confident and could have any girl he wants. At least that’s what everyone thinks. Truth is, he’s terrified to commit to a relationship. It doesn’t help that the only girl he can think about is his best friend’s sister. He knows better than to risk the friendship, especially in the middle of his job as best man.

When the maid of honor and best man are asked to plan a couple's shower, Emily and Cole find themselves spending a lot of time together. Between cake tastings and menu planning, their mutual attraction is hard to hide.

Can Cole overcome his fear of a relationship and admit his feelings, or will they be forever stuck in the brother’s best friend zone?

brother’s best friend zone?

Hard Target

 (Last Chance Downrange Book 2)

 by Lisa Phillips

Sub genre: Romantic suspense

Sale price: 99 cents

Sale dates: January 17th - 24th

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“Lisa Phillips is the master of edge-of-your-seat action and suspense!” - USA Today best-selling, RITA winning author, Susan May Warren

A new start.

An all too familiar threat.

Burned by the CIA, Lyric Thompson signed on with the Accountant’s Office for the fresh start she needed. Running a resort of vacation cabins—the site of more than one murder—isn’t going exactly to plan, but she wasn’t trained to quit. When a developer puts the pressure on, she has to choose to fight back alone…or accept help from the one man she never let go of.

Isaac Amrakov has never been given the chance to plot his own course. When the Accountant’s Office offers him a new life in Benson, he doesn’t know just how much God plans to restore in his life. But the construction crew he’s signed on with are up to something. The man he wants to be would wade in, but Isaac can’t do the right thing and keep Lyric safe at the same time. Not without putting everything he wants in jeopardy.

These two trained operatives are in for the fight of their lives. But will they stand together, or let life tear them apart again?

This stand-alone story is part of the accountant’s office series, Last Chance Downrange.

An all-new setting. An all-new set of characters.

Action and adventure await readers in this riveting historical series about redemption, faith, and the healing power of God’s love.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Child's


About the book 

Tea maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

It is the week before Halloween and Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her tea sommelier, Drayton, are ghosting through the dusk of a cool Charleston evening on their way to the old Bouchard Mansion. Known as the Gray Ghost, this dilapidated place was recently bequeathed to the Heritage Society, and tonight heralds the grand opening of their literary and historical themed haunted house.

Though Timothy Neville, the patriarch of the Heritage Society, is not thrilled with the fund-raising idea, it is the perfect venue for his grandniece, Willow French, to sign copies of her new book, Carolina Crimes & Creepers.

But amid a parade of characters dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, Lady Macbeth, and the Headless Horseman, Willow's body is suddenly tossed from the third-floor tower room and left to dangle at the end of a rope. Police come screaming in and Theodosia's boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, is sent to Willow's apartment to investigate. But minutes later, he is shot and wounded by a shadowy intruder.

Timothy begs Theodosia to investigate, and shaken by Riley's assault, she readily agrees. Now, she questions members of the Heritage Society and a man who claims the mansion is rightfully his, as well as Willow's book publisher and her fiancé, all while hosting a Sherlock Holmes tea and catering several others.

But the Gray Ghost holds many secrets, as do several other key suspects, while this murder mystery plays out on the eve of Halloween.


And I thought

I got the chance to enjoy this great title through the YouTube App. 

For me listening  to a book has really more negatives than positives. 

I enjoy listening  and doing other things.  Frees me up!

One negative in listening to this title is the recipes that are included in print copies are not included  in the audio version.  ( some titles by other authors do include recipes)

One thing I really  like and enjoy about this series is the food that is served at Theodosia's Tea shop. 

Author Laura Childs describes a place that almost seems real and you wish it was. 

I enjoyed the story and plot. 

There were lots of twists and turns that keeps the reader involved and kind of thinking abit to keep up with the suspects Theodosia  uncovers. 

Halloween is my least favorite  holiday but the ghosts and eerie happenings are well written and not graphic.  References to Edgar Alan Poe make an interesting  read. 

The catered Tea Party at the end which unravels the mystery is set in a Poe theme even included a Raven cake which is depicted  on the cover. 

I enjoyed reading Haunted Hibiscus and plan to search for a print copy. 

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

This review is my opinion about the  book.   No on one asked me to review. 

About the Author

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbooking Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show.

Monday, January 16, 2023

A Study in Chocolate by Amber Royer Great Escapes Book Tour My Review


About the book 

Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop on Galveston’s historic Strand is expanding, as it has become a gathering spot for the community, despite having been the scene of multiple murders. Artists she met while doing a chocolate sculpture are now working out of the shop. So when Felicity is invited to tea by an eccentric art collector, she’s intrigued, especially when she gets asked to pose for a portrait done with chocolate on chocolate. Only, where there is a murder the next day at the same historic house where the tea was held, one of Felicity’s artist friends becomes the main suspect. 

When the killer threatens that, unless Felicity unravels the murder, one of her two love interests will be the next victim, she finds herself unwittingly at the center of a puzzle, with a Sherlock Holmes obsessed murderer who wants to be the next Moriarty – and wants to cast Felicity as Sherlock.

Felicity starts finding unexpected connects between her friends and acquaintances, and has to deal with the idea that someone who knows her is a murderer. At the same time, she has to keep her business running, despite construction dust and unruly customers – and an unexpected order for thousands of truffles.

Satchmo the retired police dog turned therapy dog returns to help her sniff out a few clues, and the kidnapping of Ruffles, the quirky artist’s cat, helps lead Felicity into the puzzle. Can Felicity solve it in time to protect the people she cares about from becoming additional victims?

And I thought 

A fun series.  I enjoy Felicity and the other characters in the series. 

And the locale really gets me.  

For me it is fun following Felicity around her version of Galveston Island, Texas. 

Amber Royer is an excellent researcher and weaves a story around real and fictional places. 

I kind of think each book gets better than the one before. 

As you read you become friends with the characters in a 'Fan Girl' kind of way.  And as you get to know the characters you (at least the reader does) jump on a team and wish Felicity will just make up her mind about Logan or Arlo.  

But maybe she won't because then what?  Just maybe there is room for both. 

Amber Royer is indeed an expert in Chocolate and writes a story filled with details of chocolate making. 

I enjoyed the nod to Sherlock Holmes. 

Since I have read all the books in the series I like that Satchmo has returned. 

This one was hard to put down as are all the books in the series. 

If you haven't started this series check it out! 

I received by a complimentary copy. 

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads

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