Wednesday, March 22, 2023

How the Murder Crumbles by Debra Sennefelder Upcoming New Release


How The Murder Crumbles, A Cookie Shop Mystery

Debra Sennefelder whips up cookies and crime in a delicious new cozy series, perfect for fans of Joanne Fluke and Peg Cochran.

Wingate, Connecticut, is famed as one of the top ten shopping destinations in the state, and home to Mallory Monroe’s beloved Cookie Shop—a place where patrons are greeted with the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cookies that are as beautifully decorated as they are insanely delicious.

But things aren’t going so smoothly for Mallory. Her two employees are a disaster in the kitchen, she catches her boyfriend with another woman, and she’s seen having a fierce argument with food blogger Beatrice Wright, who accuses Mallory of stealing her cookie recipe. Then Beatrice turns up dead in her kitchen, flour outlining her body and a bloodied marble rolling pin nearby. Mallory immediately becomes suspect number one, her sales plummet, and she desperately tries to clear her name—but that’s not the only murder the killer is baking up.

Debra Sennefelder has cooked up a perfect recipe—endearing characters, a picture-perfect evocation of small-town life, and a quaint sweets shop. And just when things get a little too comfy, there’s always a murder or two for good measure. 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Ice by Lauren Carr My Review for I Read Book Tours

 Mar 22 - My Reading Getaway – book review of ICE / giveaway

About the book 

The Geezer Squad. They might not be in their prime physically anymore, but their combined intellect and skills at deduction are phenomenal." 5-Star Review by FUONLYKNEW

"Lauren Carr's Geezer Squad has brought sexy back to mature men and women, whose kickass attitude and smarts sizzle as they melt the clues to those cold cases!" - Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads

"Anytime Lauren drops a new book, I will be buying it. She is a phenomenal writer. The Chris Matheson Cold Case series quickly became a favorite and will be added to my yearly re-read list." 5-Star Review by MLM Opinions Reviews

"Carr is a master at creating unique, complex plots and colorful characters, both evident in her latest cold case mystery featuring Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad. The plot is twisted, the mystery unique and the ending a surprise. A must-read!" - Review of CHRIS CROSSED MURDER (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery, Book Four) by Marilyn R. Wilson, Author, Speaker, Book Reviewer

"Disguised as a book club, the self-named Geezer Squad, whose number one rule is to never talk about the squad, boasts a broad set of skills, courtesy of its members, all former law enforcement agents. They welcome Chris, recently retired from the FBI, with open arms, working with him to close numerous cold cases." - Starred Review of Ice by The iRead Review

One evening, a retired FBI agent Chris Matheson gives into his mother's prodding him to attend a book club meeting devoted to law enforcement retirees. This group of sassy seniors doesn't read books. Under the guise of a book club, they combine their individual skills and expertise to light a flame to cold case mysteries.

Chris Matheson's life changes forever.

And I thought 

As a fan of Lauren Carr it is always a privilege to share a New Release or revisit an earlier title. 

The Chris Matheson's Cold Case Series easily became a favorite.  

Carr brings it with a hilarious group of quirky (on the surface) almost old retired professionals that have thier own set of secrets. 

Carr provides the reader with a mystery to solve and a cast of characters that grab your heart. 

An introduction to Chris Matheson's family including 3 precocious daughters, his mom and a houseful of animals including a huge Rabbit that allows his humans to dress him.  

As Chris seems to struggle with his new retirement, becoming a widow and moving to his childhood home. 

It's s the Geezer Squad (the book club) that helps him solve a mystery that is too close to home.  

For this reader each title is hard to put down. 

The pages seem to turn on their own as you mingle with the characters and try and figure out the Who Dun It. 

Carr weaves a Cold Case murder into a current story with more than one murder to solve and several suspects.  

The series 

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Celebrating the Release of Chris Crossed Murder!

Monday, March 20, 2023

Cozy New Releases


Beer and Loathing 

by Elle Alexander 

It’s ski week in everyone’s favorite Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington. Sloan Krause and her brewing partner in crime Garrett Strong are pouring pints of their deliciously decadent obsidian IPA and serving up slices of peanut butter chocolate pretzel bars. The mid-winter has everyone buzzing with excitement, especially Garrett. His family is arriving for a long overdue visit to Nitro. 

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by E.J. Cochrane 

When one of the guests is found dead in the wine cellar, Dottie “volunteers” Maddie to hunt for the killer among them. No easy feat on a remote island with no internet or cell phone reception. Add in Dottie’s questionable assistance, an impending storm, a captive and unruly pool of suspects, a growing body count and Dottie’s insistence that the party must go on, and Maddie certainly has her hands full.

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Strike Out 4 Murder 

by J.C. Eaton 

When a member of the local pinochle club rallies everyone in the community to come cheer on the softball team he’s joined, Sophie “Phee” Kimball can’t imagine a worse way to spend a free afternoon. But before anyone can take them out to the ball game, her mother’s friend Shirley spots a dead body, only to have it vanish before anyone else sees it. Soon Shirley and her friends can’t decide whether she’s losing her marbles or being stalked by the living dead—until an attempt is made on her life. 

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A Midsummer Night’s Scheme 

by Harper Kincaid 

Just when everything is returning to the calm that Quinn Caine and her sidekicks, Ruff Barker Ginsburg and Sister Daria, are used to in their beloved town of Vienna, a Broadway star crash-lands into their peace and quiet. Former ‘player’, Chad Frivole, is Vienna’s prodigal son—the once notorious lothario has returned a Broadway star, ready to make a different kind of mark on his hometown. 

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Purls Before Swine 

by Rebecca McKinnon 

Jemma has been asked to create a display showing beginner projects all the way up to expert. Hoping to knit up attention for the shops in Clear Creek, she agrees. The last thing she expects is to trip over a body in the middle of the exhibits. 

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

not like the other girls by Jodi Allen Brice


About the book 

Not Like the Other Girls" is a touching and emotional novel that takes readers on a journey through the life of Kathleen Johnson. Raised by her loving grandparents on a Southern farm, Kathleen's life is filled with faith, love, and determination. Drawn to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps of helping people, she decides on a nursing career. There, she meets and falls in love with the perfect guy, Matthew Hollings, and soon finds herself walking the aisle and making a lifetime commitment to loving him. But when she discovers his dark secret, she is forced to return to her grandparents' farm to figure things out and decide what to do.

To her surprise, she encounters a farm hand from her past, whom she must forgive in order to move forward. As her faith wavers and she finds herself in unknown territory, she must make a choice to trust without faltering or sink below the waves of fear.

Heartbreak and secrets are at the center of this captivating novel, but ultimately it is a story of redemption and how God seeks out the brokenhearted to call His Own. "Not Like the Other Girls" reminds readers that though we may be a product of our past, our future is a fresh, clean slate waiting to be written. 

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Sunday, March 5, 2023

Flames of Desire by Anne Jones My Review


About the book
A beautiful woman. A tragic night. Will its consequences destroy her? Or will she allow the help of one honest man to find a way forward?

Cindy Hartwell is used to being told she’s beautiful. Growing up in the South, she collected more pageant trophies than she did barbie dolls. Now, as the anchorwoman for COPP News in Copper Creek, TX, she’s finally using her voice in addition to her image for a good purpose – providing important information to keep people safe and see justice served in her beloved small town. However, after someone sets fire to her house one night, Cindy’s life is turned upside-down. Can firefighter Rex Steele help her see past the inner and outer scars she’s left with to reclaim both her life and her faith in love?

And I thought 
Very fun,easy and quick Romantic Suspense. 

I was offered this book to review by the author.  I accepted because I know her heart and I have read some other titles.  

We are friends on FB.  I enjoy her Christian Centered posts. 

With that said.  I probably would not have purchased this book. 

 Just because of the cover.  This cover would have made me wonder about the content.  This cover says to me open door bedroom scenes. 

I was wrong. 

This title is a short 72 page read. 

I enjoyed the characters. 

I enjoyed the fast pace which is what I needed at this time. 

I do wish that Cindy's neighbors had been more in the story.  They made a cameo appearance in chapter 1 when they alerted her to the fire that ended up damaging her home. 

In the few pages the author managed to give the reader several suspects in the arson/stalker that was terrorizing Cindy the main Character.   

Since I am a Texan I enjoyed the locale. 

If you like a fast read.  And a bit of Romance grab this one up! 

I received my a complimentary copy. 

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

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