Wednesday, December 30, 2020

On The Road-Author Chat Meet the Author feat. Lenora Worth


Welcome to the blog today.  I am happy and excited to share a fun chat I had recently with author Lonora Worth.

  I have enjoyed my visit in Blossom, Texas and meeting her great characters.  Now let's meet Lenora!

Hello and Welcome thanks for being such a great hostess.  I've loved visiting your little town of Blossom.

Your welcome and thank you for having me here on the blog.

Let's get right into these fun questions.  Dream romantic vacation?

A cabin on a snow covered mountain.

Best Christmas gift ever received?

A pair of tiny diamond stud earrings from my husband I'm wearing them know.

B&B, 5 star Hotel or Glamping?

Bed and Breakfast although I would turn down a 5 star hotel!

Favorite sweet indulgence?

Really good dark chocolate.

Favorite hot drink?

Really good hot chocolate maybe a little Amaretto.

You just finished writing The End.  How do you celebrate?

I celebrate the end of a book by taking a couple days

off, maybe going to the beach.  Then I get back into the next book.

Do you have any fur babies that 'run the show'?

No fur babies here. I've had pets in the past.  A  cat named

Cujo was my favorite.  

If you could go anywhere in the world to write your next book where would you go?

If I could go anywhere to write my next book it would be Ireland.

It's on my bucket list. 

The series is located in the fictional town of Blossom, Texas

What other locales have you written into a story? 

I've had lots of locations for books, mostly in Texas and Louisiana, where I lived for 30 years. And my home state of Georgia, and now Florida.

Do you like to write series or stand alones?

I love writing both series and stand-alones.  

Sometimes,  a stand alone becomes a series when a secondary character needs thier own book. 

 Can you give us a sneak peek of what your working on?

I just finished a big Amish book set near Lake Erie, Pa.

A more mainstream story with intense, a forbidden love story The Memory will be out next December. 

I will have to add Lake Erie to my travel itinerary!  Thanks so much for chatting today visiting Blossom was super fun.  I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Thanks for having me Happy New Year.


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

On The Road Book Spotlight feat Cooking Up Trouble by Lenora Worth


About the book 

Can sweet and spicy make for a delicious pairing?

When barbecue food truck owner Holt Collins caters a wedding at the romantic wedding venue Falling Blossoms, he meets a woman who throws him for a loop. She may be gorgeous, but they clash immediately. He did however love the venue and makes an appointment to show it to his fiancée, only to receive a break-up text.

Devastated, Holt spends a few days trying to figure out what went wrong and what to do next. He decides to grab a bite at a local cafe, unaware that it is owned by Kayla Burton. After telling Kayla he’s no longer engaged, he later finds her kitchen in crisis and Kayla desperate for help, but unwilling to ask. He steps in and saves the day, but she hates giving up control of her kitchen, much less her heart. She’s attracted, but he’s just been jilted. Is this a rebound fling or fate working its magic?

Can a cupcake café owner find true love with Mr. Hot Holt Barbecue?

The series 

The three book set is available at Amazon. 
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Monday, December 28, 2020

On The Road- Main Character Monday feat. Cooking Up Trouble by Lenora Worth

Welcome to Main Character Monday. 
My post today is part of my new feature . . . 

 Today I am starting a road trip to the town of Blossom, Texas as featured in . . .

The Main Characters I chose . . .
It was a toss up.  Choosing which character.  And so I decided to feature both of the main characters.  

Holt . . .  It was hard to ignore this hunky male lead.  
Holt is just an all around good guy.  
A family man.  A great friend.  And a great business man that takes care of his 'people'.
And he cooks!
Holt isn't looking to get into a relationship since he was just ditched by text.  
Who does that?
'. . . I decided I don't want to marry you.'
But then moments later poor rejected Holt ends up in Kayla's diner.

And then there was . . . 
Kayla.  Sweet and Sassy and a thorn in Holt's side.  At least for a little while.  
Kayla is just sweet I couldn't help but like her.
In the romance department though she's just messed up.  
Or more like 'messed with'.  Her ex did a number on her.  
Breaking her heart and her spirit.  

Join me Wednesday
For an exclusive interview with the author.


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas from the Road feat. A Cajun Country Killing by Ellen Byron

 Merry Christmas Welcome to my new feature . . . 

I chose to begin my road trip visiting Ellen Byron and her great series.  She just happens to have a great cozy Christmas read to share with us.

About the book 
In this recipe-stuffed cozy mystery, B&B owner Maggie Crozat joins forces with her longtime enemy to prevent a murderous Grinch from ruining Christmas
Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B&B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she’s identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter. That is, until he’s found stabbed to death at Maggie’s workplace. And Maggie and her loved ones become top suspects.

The Crozats quickly establish alibis, but Maggie’s boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself forced to work with an unlikely ally: longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming, and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer.

The sleigh bells are jingling, and the clock is ticking for Maggie and Rufus, who must catch the killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noël in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country mysteries.


Praise for A Cajun Christmas Killing:
2018 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty Award Winner

"Superb...there’s no end to the mischief and mayhem in this exceptional cozy."
— Publishers Weekly starred review

"Amid the slew of Christmas cozies, Byron spices up the genre with her colorful Cajun Louisiana setting and entertaining protagonist."
— Library Journal

“ Fun and heartwarming, a real holiday treat that will leave you guessing until the end.”
—San Francisco Book Review, five-star review

“ A Cajun Christmas Killing is pure perfection! It has the just the right blend of holiday spice, mystery, and murder to be enjoyed not only at Christmas, but the whole year round! Once you crack open this blissful book you will be hooked!”
— Night Owl Reviews

“Simply outstanding...unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.”
— Midwest Book Review

Praise for Body on the Bayou:
"Cozy readers who fell under the spell of the eccentric and charming Crozat family will welcome their return...Diane Mott Davidson and Lou Jane Temple fans will line up for this series."
— Library Journal

“A tight plot, an appealing setting, and a smart, good-hearted protagonist with a caring, supportive family and lots of friends give this story everything cozy readers could want.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Who did the deadly deed? Often amusing characters and plenty of red herrings make Byron’s second Cajun Country mystery an entertaining read.”
— Kirkus Reviews

" Body on the Bayou is a perfect mix of Southern charm, spicy people, fantastic food, and murder...Once again, Ellen Byron has given us a murder mystery masterpiece!"
— Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

"Southern charm and humor permeate Ellen Byron’s Body on the Bayou, a Louisiana murder mystery rife with suspenseful twists, relationship drama, and delectable cooking...Aside from the backdrop, the characters are the most compelling aspect of the novel, as even minor players possess unique and memorable personalities."
— Foreword Reviews, five-star review

"Not only is the story a whole lot of fun to read, with a historical plantation setting, but there are also mouthwatering recipes for every reader to sink their teeth into."
— Suspense Magazine

Read an excerpt 

  A Lagniappe About A Cajun Christmas Killing “Lagniappe” is a Louisiana term that means “a little something extra.” For me, it’s a way of sharing some personal anecdotes about the wonderful region that inspired my Cajun Country Mystery series. The bonfires on the Mississippi levee are an extraordinary Christmas tradition that I recommend everyone experience at least once in their lifetime. Families, friends, and even coworkers spend weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve building the bonfires. As I write in this book, most are pyramids of logs stacked upward of thirty feet. Some people get whimsical and build bonfires shaped like a plantation home, or they rope together stacks of cane reed that snap, crackle, and pop 294 Ellen Byron when lit. During a recent visit, I even saw a bonfire shaped like a pirate ship. Many of the bonfires are laced with strands of firecrackers that add a noisy festivity when the bonfires are lit at seven pm on Christmas Eve. The river roads on both sides of the Mississippi are lined with enthusiastic onlookers who alternate between viewing the bonfires and celebrating at potluck parties packed with delicious homemade Cajun dishes. Bonfires are built up and down the Mississippi on both sides of the river, but the highest concentration is found in St. James Parish, around Gramercy (where we partied), Lutcher, and Paulina. The origin of this tradition is murky. Some trace it all the way back to ancient Europe, where bonfires celebrated the end of a harvest. Others say that in previous centuries the bonfires were a way of guiding boats up the tricky Mississippi River during the holidays. But the most popular explanation of the bonfires on the levee is that they guide Papa Noel’s way to the homes of Cajun children on Christmas Eve. My dream of experiencing the levee bonfires finally came true thanks to a contest sponsored by the River Parishes Tourist Commission. The fabulous prize included a B and B stay, gift cards, swag, and most importantly, a chance to view the bonfires from a private party at a home on the East River Road. The weather was bad on Christmas Eve, and the bonfires were touch and go up until the last minute. My husband, daughter, and I said silent prayers that the event would take place as scheduled and not be postponed until New Year’s Eve when we’d no longer be in town. Luckily, despite a persistent drizzle, the celebration was on. 295 A Cajun Christmas Killing Our hosts were an extended family of adult Cajun siblings who join forces every year to throw a legendary party. Guests may bring sides and desserts, but the family provides the main courses—a variety of jambalayas and gumbos that were hands down the best versions of these dishes I’ve ever eaten. A cry went up from the crowd when the first bonfire was lit, and fireworks exploded from a location down by the river. One by one, the bonfires burst into flames, setting off the firecrackers. I ran from one to another like a kid, getting soaking wet and covered in ash. The smoke haze became so thick, I couldn’t see the person next to me as I slipped and stumbled on the wet levee grass. I shared every aspect of this adventure with Maggie Crozat—including the shower I had to take before attending Christmas Eve Mass. It was one of the most exciting events of my life. * I wanted to share something else with you inspired by a reallife incident. Recently, my daughter and I toured Laura, a Creole plantation on the West River Road. The tour guide told a story about how the family that built the manor house managed to skirt some laws imposed by American rule after the 1804 Louisiana Purchase. “In Louisiana,” she said with a sly wink in a husky smoker’s voice, “we only follow the rules we like.” In a few words, the tour guide summed up a quirky attitude specific to Louisiana. I loved this line so much I gave those exact words to sometime-police chief Rufus Durand. While we’re on the subject of Laura, if you’re considering a visit to Plantation Country, I recommend touring both a 296 Ellen Byron Creole and an American plantation. Laura and Oak Alley are two of several that offer in-depth tours of the former; for the latter, plan a visit to a plantation like Houmas House or Nottoway. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of the differences between the two cultures. And don’t leave the area without visiting Whitney, the only plantation in Louisiana focused solely on slavery. The tour may be heartwrenching, but it’s essential.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Main Character Monday feat Maggie Crozat Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

Welcome to Main Character Monday.  Today I am Featuring  . . . 

Cast of Characters: Magnolia Marie Crozat, artist, daughter of Ninette and Tug, who are B & B owners. Bo Durand, a Pelican PD detective and Maggie’s boyfriend. Assorted family members, friends, coworkers, and suspects!

Today I am Featuring main character Magnolia 'Maggie'  Crozat. . . 
Maggie Crozat is a thirty-two-year-old artist who’s moved home to tiny Pelican, Louisiana, after attending art school and living in New York City. She helps out at her family’s plantation-turned-B&B and also works as a tour guide at a plantation that belong to her mother’s family but is now run by a non-profit foundation and open to visitors. Her artist’s eye gives her a visual acuity that the average person doesn’t possess. She can spot clue and suspicious body language that even the local law enforcement professionals might miss.

Why I chose 'Maggie'
Maggie short for Magnolia (don't you just love that  name? I could go with being called Magnolia.  I could see myself lazing around a Plantation . . .Opp's This about Maggie  right.)
 . . . Maggie is one amazing girl.   
She keeps herself very busy as a tour guide at her family's plantation.  And helping out her parents at the  family's Bed and Breakfast. 
All the while she lives in a little cottage behind the B&B (main house) trying to paint.
She is an artist at heart but family and a murder here and there seems to keep Maggie running around sleuthing and figuring out Who Dun It.

Just when things seem  to be settling done then well more mayhem occurs making Pelican Louisiana a might interesting place to visit.

I have my reservations for Christmas. 
 Merry Christmas Ya'll

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

First Line Friday Featuring A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

 The first line . . . 

 For Maggie Crozat, there was no where lovelier than Pelican, Louisiana, during the holidays. 

 And the next couple because this is good . . . 

Wrought-iron balconies were threaded with sparkling garlands, and from them dangled colorful Christmas ornaments. 

I just love the picture that author Ellen Byron shares with the reader just in these few lines.  Makes me want to go there!

And on page 56 . . . 

“Maggie Crozat, is that you again?” Delphine Arnaud responded. Delphine always seemed to be the dispatcher on duty when Maggie stumbled across a dead body.  

 That's all the teaser's for now.

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All Fudged Up feat. Dog Days of Christmas


About the book 

Welcome to the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop--where life is sweet, revenge is sweeter, and murder is here to to stay. . .

You Can't Fudge An Alibi

Allie McMurphy is up to her neck in renovations at the grand old hotel that's been in her family for generations. With its quaint Victorian charm--and world-famous fudge shop--the place is one of Mackinac Island's most beloved landmarks.

Sure, every family has a skeleton or two in the closet. But Allie didn't expect to find an actual corpse inside hers, especially one Joe Jessup, who had a long-running feud with her dear departed grandfather. Which makes Allie the number-one suspect.

Can she sniff out the culprit before another victim checks in?

About the Author

Nancy Coco is the acclaimed author of the Candy Coated Mysteries, the Oregon Honeybee Mystery series,  a number of romantic suspense novels, Western historical romances, and four additional mystery series written under the name Nancy J. Parra. An Air Force veteran who rose to the rank of sergeant, Nancy is a member of an online group of female veterans—Military Women Who Have Turned Sword to Pen ( She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Nancy lives in Oregon with a Bichonpoo affectionately known as “Little Dog” on Facebook and Twitter. Visit her online at

The author will donate a portion of her earnings from this book to the ASPCA®.

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A Tail of Mystery Dog by Paul Regnier Days of Christmas feature


About the book 

The only thing between Luke Cooper and a murder rap is his dog.

The loss of his job sends Luke crawling back to his hometown with his dog, Bandit. Desperate for cash, he agrees to be the subject of his uncle's lab experiment.

When he wakes up, his uncle is dead--and his dog is talking to him.

Since the police find only Luke at the scene of the murder, things aren't looking good for him. Fortunately, Bandit finds a clue that might lead to the true killer.

With the help of his mom, his childhood friend, and his chatty dog, Luke searches for the murderer...but can he find the truth before he ends up in jail?

Settle in for a cozy mystery full of humor and adventure. Buy A Tail of Mystery and find out whodunit today!


"Regnier brings his unique voice once again - this time to the mystery genre. You won't want to miss this classic hometown whodunnit. Complete with a cast of colorful characters you'll want to visit with, and a hero dog who saves the day."

-Lisa Phillips, USA Today Bestselling Author. 

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dog Days of Christmas feat 12 digs of Christmas by Melissa Hill.


About the book 

A festive, heartwarming novella from the #1 bestselling author of noSOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S and Hallmark Christmas movie fave, A GIFT TO REMEMBER.

Animal lover Lucy feels blessed with her dream job; walking other people’s dogs for a living. The pooches she cares for are her closest friends - as good as family, and Lucy would concede that she certainly understands them a lot more than people.

She wouldn't admit to having favourites among her charges, but if she really had to choose, it would be Berry; a huge, fun-loving Labradane who never stops eating.

A week before Christmas, when dropping Berry back to his elderly owner, Lucy is immediately concerned when there’s no reply. Until a neighbour breaks the news that sadly the old woman has died. And when absent relatives quickly make it clear that the dog is not their problem, Lucy realises she’s the only one left to take care of Berry.

Her landlord won’t let her take him in - even temporarily - so in order to help the big dog find a home in time for the holidays, Lucy needs to push herself out of her comfort zone and into the community in her quest to find Berry his perfect match.

Soon realising that at this time of year, maybe it’s not just dogs but people, who need rescuing too.

'You'll love this enchanting, warm and fun read' **** (Closer)

'Another blissfully escapist read that also keeps readers guessing from page to page... a bit of modern fairy-tale magic... an absorbing tale' (Irish Independent)

Meet the author 

MELISSA HILL is the #1 international bestselling author of more than ten novels, including The Truth About You, Please Forgive Me, Before I Forget and The Last to Know. Her books have been translated into twenty-five different languages. She lives with her husband Kevin, daughter Carrie, and dog Homer in South Dublin

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Dog Days of Christmas feat. Stamped Out by Tonya Kappes


I am featuring this new release because I really want to read it.  I asked Lola she said it was o.k. 

About the book
Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this NEW southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes. Don't miss out on the good RECIPES at the end of the book!

Everyone in Sugar Creek Gap has tried to fix up widow and beloved mail carrier, Bernadette Davis on several dates. They say she has to be lonely.

What they don't know is how Bernadette's life is filled...filled with everyone's hidden secrets and obsessions. After all, she does deliver their mail and hears all the dirty laundry southern folks love to sweep secrets under the rug.

While on her route, Bernadette finds out the beloved Sugar Creek Gap Country Club is being sold and turned into condos. The developer is Bernadette's best friend, Mac Tabor and right now he's not very popular.

The entire town is against the development and eager to vote it down, vowing they will do whatever needs to be done to stop the sell of the country club to Mac Tabor.

Chuck Shilling, majority owner of the country club, and Mac have a public fight because Chuck is rethinking of selling the club to Mac. When Chuck is found dead, Mac Tabor is the number one suspect.

Bernadette discovers she's got a penchant for discovering clues that just might help STAMP OUT a killer who is on the loose while trying to save Mac Tabor from going to prison for a murder he didn't commit.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Dog Days of Christmas feat kelly & The Dog Park by Dianne Harman


About the book

Revenge is a powerful motive for murder.

But then again, so is greed!

The combination of illegal drugs, children, and dogs

Is not good for any living being.

Neither is cutting your honeymoon short when your loved one’s lives are threatened!

Join Kelly, Mike, and Cash along with their dogs, Wicked and Rebel, as they search for the people who are responsible for children having to go into a drug rehabilitation program, to say nothing of their plans to seriously harm Sheriff Mike and his family.

This is the 19th book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star.

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Dog Days of Christmas feat Bark the Herald Angels Sing by Roxanne St.Claire

Welcome to 

Dog Days of Christmas

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Our feature today is free over on Amazon.  But you gotta snatch it up fast!

We got ours today.  It is a pretty day to snuggle and read a Heartwarming Christmas story. 

About the book
Book Eight in a Complete Series (all stand-alone titles) for Romance Readers Who Love Dogs!

With Christmas and a family wedding fast approaching, there's happy chaos in the air at Waterford Farm. However, not everyone in the Kilcannon clan is caught up in the magic of the moment. Matriarch, octogenarian, and beloved blogger Gramma Finnie hears the clock of her long life ticking far too fast, while her great-granddaughter, teenager Pru, feels squeezed out of planning her mother's nuptials.

But when this unlikely duo is tasked with the project of producing the "Somethings" for the wedding -- and only have Christmas Eve to get the job done -- Gramma Finnie and Pru have a purpose and a plan. They set off to find the perfect old, new, borrowed, and blue treasures, but it doesn't take long for things to spin out of control faster than Gramma's Toyota in a snowstorm. Detoured by a stray border collie, thwarted by nature and an elf parade, and trapped by a rifle-toting mountain man, it will take more than the power of the Kilcannon clan to save these two from a Christmas catastrophe. It will take the luck of the Irish, a love story from long ago, and whole lot of help from the angels to make this holiday merry and bright. 

The Dogfather Series

Every love story in this complete nine-book series begins and ends with a dog. And a little help from The Dogfather. 

**Every cover features a rescue dog and "local hero" from Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida, and a portion of book sales has been donated to this amazing shelter!**

Daniel Kilcannon is known as "The Dogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world-class canine training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!


Sit...Stay...Beg - Book One

New Leash on Live - Book Two

Leader of the Pack - Book Three

Santa Paws is Coming to Town - Book Four (holiday novella)

Bad to the Bone - Book Five

Ruff Around the Edges - Book Six

Double Dog Dare - Book Seven

Bark! The Herald Angels Sing - Book Eight

Old Dog New Tricks - Book Nine

About the Author

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels of romance and suspense. In addition to being a ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITATM Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne's novels have won the National Readers' Choice Award four times and have been translated into dozens of languages. A recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband and two dogs.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

12 Days of Christmas feat. Murder on a Midnight Clear by Sara Rosett


About the book
A snowbound country mansion, a missing butler, and a Christmas case . . .

Olive and Jasper have never been closer—except in one area. Jasper is still reticent about his frequent disappearances from polite society. With the holidays approaching and no paying client on the books, Olive decides to shadow Jasper when he’s unexpectedly called away. Her search brings her to Holly Hill Lodge where an eclectic group has gathered to celebrate an old-fashioned English Christmas.

The guest list includes a celebrated lawn tennis champion, a fussy scientist studying snowflakes, a persuasive luggage salesman, a famous lady explorer, and the family’s eccentric aunt who has a fondness for the newfangled drinks called cocktails.

When the butler goes missing, Olive and Jasper must work together to solve the Christmas crime—as well as the secret Jasper hides. Murder on a Midnight Clear is the latest installment in USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s popular High Society Lady Detective series.

Unwrap this 1920s Christmas mystery with all the trimmings—carols, a Yule log, plum pudding . . . and murder.

Meet the author
USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett writes lighthearted mysteries for readers who enjoy atmospheric settings, fun characters, and puzzling whodunits. She loves reading Golden Age mysteries, watching Jane Austen adaptions, and travel. She is the author of the High Society Lady Detective historical mystery series as well as three contemporary cozy series: the Murder on Location series, the On the Run series, and the Ellie Avery series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline A Cozy Mystery, and is the author of How to Write a Series. Publishers Weekly called Sara's books enchanting, well-executed, and sparkling. Sara loves to get new stamps in her passport and considers dark chocolate a daily requirement. 

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Grounds For Murder by Tara Lush Great Escapes Tour


About the book 

When Lana Lewis’ best — and most difficult — employee abruptly quits and goes to work for the competition just days before the Sunshine State Barista Championship, her café’s chances of winning the contest are creamed. In front of a gossipy crowd in the small Florida town of Devil’s Beach, Lana’s normally calm demeanor heats to a boil when she runs into the arrogant java slinger. Of course, Fabrizio “Fab” Bellucci has a slick explanation for jumping ship. But when he’s found dead the next morning under a palm tree in the alley behind Lana’s café, she becomes the prime suspect.


Even the island’s handsome police chief isn’t quite certain of her innocence. But Lana isn’t the only one in town who was angry with Fabrizio. Jilted lovers, a shrimp boat captain, and a surfer with ties to the mob are all suspects as trouble brews on the beach.


With her stoned, hippie dad, a Shih Tzu named Stanley, and a new, curious barista sporting a punk rock aesthetic at her side, Lana’s prepared to turn up the heat to catch the real killer.


After all, she is a former award-winning reporter. As scandal hangs over her beachside café, can Lana clear her name and win the championship — or will she come to a bitter end?

And I thought 

A welcome read that kept me warm and Cozy while turning the pages!

Although I am not a Coffee Drinker I almost wanted to pick up a cup.

The beach vibe/location was a welcome read right now during the chilly days.

I enjoyed the characters.  Not sure who I liked the best! While Stanley won my heart the hunky Police Chief Noah adds some sizzle and is working on winning Lana's since she is the murderer.

For a new series Tara Lush gives us a great start.  I can't wait to get back and see what follows.

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear on God Reads and retail sites.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

12 Days of Christmas feat.


About the book

A new beginning could be closer than he thinks.

What he wants for Christmas…

may not be what he needs.

After receiving an unexpected job offer in Texas, widower Tucker Rainbolt decides he and his twins need a fresh start. But moving on means leaving his best friend, Jena Harper, and their vet clinic behind. For the first time, Tucker sees Jena as more than a buddy. What if leaving isn’t the answer? Maybe what he’s been missing has been right beside him the whole time…

From Harlequin Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Hearts of Oklahoma

Book 1: Finding the Road Home

Book 2: Ready to Trust

Book 3: His Holiday Prayer

About the Author

Tina Radcliffe has been dreaming and scribbling for years. Originally from Western NY, she left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany, and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her past careers include: Certified Oncology R.N. and library cataloger. She recently moved from Denver, Colorado, to the Phoenix, Arizona area, where she writes heartwarming and fun inspirational romances

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12 Days of Christmas feat. No Room In The Inn by Gracie Ruth Mitchell


About the book 

My Granny leaves me two things when she passes away: her dilapidated old inn and a letter encouraging me to have a Hallmark-worthy Christmas here in Woodfield.

But I’ve seen enough Hallmark movies to know this isn’t one. Because the inns in Hallmark movies? They don’t have squatters. The heroines of Hallmark movies? They never burn their gingerbread cookies. And even though all Hallmark films are about the joy of family, I’d rather stick my head in a snowbank than reconcile with my parents. Nope; Granny’s last requests are going to have to go unfulfilled.

And the town Santa Claus, who's way younger and way more attractive than any Santa should be? He's going to have to stop his flirting. Otherwise, I'll never want to leave this place.

My review . . . 

I will have a review soon.  I am reading this one now.  But since it is currently 'Free' I wanted to share with you today.

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