An Early Look at the New Books For June 2015

Here once again is my multi-genre list of New Book Releases

June 2015:
Week of June 1st.

A Fatal Chapter – Booktown Mystery #9 – Lorna Barrett
Sea Glass Surprise – The Brides of Blueberry Cove #1 – Donna Kaufman
Truffled to Death – A Chocolate Covered Mystery – Kathy Aarons
The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss – A Domestic Diva Mystery – Krista Davis
Bodice of Evidence – A Perfect Proposals Mystery – Nancy J. Parra
Bushel full of Murder – A Farmer’s Market Mystery – Paige Shelton
Death of a Chocolate Cheater – A Food Festival Mystery – Penny Pike
Fat Cat Spreads Out – A Fat Cat Mystery – Janet Cantrell
Privy to the Dead – A Museum Mystery #6 – Sheila Connolly
Ripped from the Pages – A Bibliophile Mystery – Kate Carlisle
Tying the Knot – A Southern Quilting Mystery – Elizabeth Craig
Collared for Murder – A Pet Boutique Mystery – Annie Knox
Perish in the Palm – A Fortune Teller Mystery #4 – Kari Lee Townsend
Dead Ice – Anita Blake #24 – Laurell K. Hamilton
Dream a Little Scream – Dream Club #2 – Mary Kennedy
Purl up and Die – Knitting Mystery #12 – Maggie Sefton
The Rhyme of a Magpie – A Birds of a Feather Mystery #1 – Mary Wingate
A Watery Death – A Missing Pieces Mystery #7 – Joyce and Jim Lavene
Week of June 7th.

The Clockwork Crown – Clockwork Dagger Duology #2 – Beth Cato *
Waking the Dragon – Vale of Stars #1 – Juliette Cross *
Amber Smoke – The Escaped #1 – Kristin Cast *
Superfluous Women – Daisy Dalryimple #22 – Carola Dunn
Dead Ice – Anita Blake Vampire Hunter – Laurell K. Hamilton *

Week of June 14th.

Pure Blooded – A Jessica McClain Novel – Amanda Carlson *

Week of June 21st.

Kiss Me – A Fool’s Gold Novel – Susan Mallery
Trailer Park Fae – Lilith Saintcrow
Wicked Charms – A Lizzy and Diesel Novel – Janet Evanovich *
Wicked Ride – Realm Enforcers #1 – Rebecca Zanetti *

Week of June 28th.

All Dressed up and No Place to Haunt – A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1 – Rose Pressey
The Longest Yard Sale – A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #2 – Sherry Harris
A Batter of Life and Death – A Bakeshop Mystery #2 – Ellie Alexander
Scam Chowder – A Five-Ingredient Mystery – Maya Corrigan
Death by Tiara – A Jane Austin Mystery – Laura Levine
Summer With my Sisters – Holly Chamberlain
Death at Tammany Hall – A Gilded Age Mystery – Charles O’Brien
Heat of the Moment – The Summer of Witches #2 – Lori Handeland
Above it All – Cindy Myers
Second Chance Summer – A Cedar Ridge Novel – Jill Shalvis

The list is current up to today’s date.

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Here’s my view of the April 2015 releases!

Week of April 1st.

Empire of Night – Age of Legends #2 – Kelley Armstrong

Week of April 5th.

A Fright to the Death – A Family Fortune Mystery #3 – Dawn Eastman
Dark Chocolate Demise – A Cupcake Bakery Mystery – Jenn McKinlay
Grave on Second Avenue – Officer Ellie Rush Mystery #2 – Naomi Hirahara
Lemon Pies and Little White Lies – A Charmed Pie Shop Mystery #4 – Ellery Adams
A Sticky Situation – A Sugar Grove Mystery #3 – Jessie Crocket
Manhattan in Miniature – Miniature Mystery #8 – Margaret Grace
Pride V Prejudice – A Claire Malloy Mystery #20 – Joan Hess
Buy a Whisker – A Second Chance Cat Mystery #2- Sofie Ryan
Dark Heir – Jane Yellowrock #9 – Faith Hunter
Demise in Denim – A Consignment Shop Mystery #5 – Duffy Brown
Five Alarm Fudge – A Fudge Shop Mystery – Christine DeSmet
The Readaholics and The Falcon Fiasco – A Book Club Mystery – Laura Disilverio
Shadow of a Spout – A Teapot Collector Mystery – Amanda Cooper
Wicked Stitch – An Embroidery Mystery – Amanda Lee
The Cozy Cookbook – 100 Best Selling Cozy and Mystery Authors
Jinn and Juice – The Jinni #1 – Nicole Peeler
The Other Side of Midnight – Simone St. James
Killer in the Kitchen – Murder She Wrote #43 – Donald Bain & Jessica Fletcher
Bittersweet – A China Bayles Mystery #23 – Susan Wittig-Albert
Still the One – Jill Shalvis *
Wedding Duress – Southern Sewing Circle #10 – Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Root Awakening – Flower Shop #6 – Kate Collins

Week of April 12th.

Broken Illusions – Belinda Boring
Slated for Death – Penny Brannigan Mystery #6 – Elizabeth J. Duncan
Mate Bond – Shifters Unbound #7 – Jennifer Ashley
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King – An Aunt Dimity Novel – Nancy Atherton

Week of April 19th.

Ghost Image – Sophie Medina Mystery #2 – Ellen Crosby

Week of April 26th.

Cold Burn of Magic – Black Blade #1 – Jennifer Estep
Musseled Out – A Main Clambake Mystery #3 – Barbara Ross
Oh Say Can You Fudge – A Candy-Coated Mystery – Nancy Coco
A Catered Mother’s Day – A Mystery with Recipes – Isis Crawford
No One Like You – Kate Angell
Get a Clue – Jill Shalvis
The Arctic Code – Dark Gravity Sequence #1 (MG) – Matthew J. Kirby
The Bargain – Mary Jo Putney
Perfect Match – Fern Michaels
A Catered Mother’s Day – A Mystery with Recipes – Isis Crawford
Antiques Swap – A Trash ‘N’ Treasure Mystery – Barbara Allan
The Alchemist’s Daughter – A Bianca Goddard Mystery – Mary Lawrence
Muscled Out – A Main Clambake Mystery #3 – Barbara Ross
Hold Me – A Fool’s Gold Novel – Susan Mallery
The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress – Victoria Alexandra
No One Like You – Kate Angell
Fatal Identity – Joanne Fluke

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Here’s my view of the February 2015 releases!

Here’s my view of the coming month, as always it is multi-genre.

Enjoy all the great reads.

Nora

Week of Feb. 1st.

Perfect Kind of Trouble – Finding Fate #2 – Chelsea Fine
Fry Another Day – Biscuit Bowl Mystery #2 – J.J. Cook
Played by the Book – A Novel Idea Mystery #4 – Lucy Arlington
Casually Cursed – Southern Witch #5 – Kimberly Frost
Gilt by Association – A Caprice DeLuca Mystery – Karen Rose Smith
Town in a Sweet Pickle – A Candy Holliday Mystery – B.B. Haywood
Criminal Confections – A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #1 – Colette London
Master of Plagues – A Nicolas Lenoir Novel #2 – E.L. Tettensor
Ghost Killer – Ghost Seer #3 – Robin D. Owens
Hunter Reborn – Moon Shifter #5 – Katie Reus
As Gouda as Dead – A Cheese Shop Mystery – Avery Aames
Death of a Liar – Hamish McBeth #31 – M.C. Beaton
Dead Man Walker – A Consignment Shop Mystery – Ebook only – Duffy Brown
A Root Awakening – A Flower Shop Mystery #16 – Kate Collins
An Early Wake – A County Cork Mystery #3 – Sheila Connolly
At the Drop of a Hat – A Hat Shop Mystery – Jenn McKinlay
License to Dill – A Pickled and Preserved Mystery – Mary Ellen Hughes
By Book or by Crook – A Lighthouse Library Mystery – Eva Gates
Sandpiper Island – The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove #3 – Donna Kaufman
Fire me Up – A Pine Mountain Novel #4 – Kimberly Kincaid
Killer Physique – A Savannah Reid Mystery – G.A. McKevett
Wishing Lake – A Finding Home Novel – Regina Hart
At the Drop of a Hat – A Hat Shop Mystery – Jenn McKinlay
Crybaby – A Jeff Resnick Mystery (24 page kindle book) – L.L. Bartlett *
Week of Feb. 8th.

The Ruby Circle – Bloodlines #6 – Richelle Mead *
Barbeques and Bad News – An Adams Grove Novel #6 – Nancy Nagle *
Deadly Spells – A Sabina Kane Novel – Jaye Wells *

Week of Feb. 15th.

Dark Debt – Chicagoland Vampires #11 – Chloe Neill
Lies that Bind – A Maeve Conlon Mystery #2 – Maggie Barbieri *
Drawing Conclusions – A Sketch in Time Mystery – Deirdre Verne *

Week of Feb. 22rd.

A Wicked Thing – Rhiannon Thomas *
Double Fudge Brownie Murder – A Hannah Swensen Mystery – Joanne Fluke *
Grave Matters – A Night Owls Novel #2 – Lauren M. Roy *
I Was Here – YA/NA Contemporary – Gayle Forman *
The Girls of Mischief Bay – Mischief Bay #1 – Susan Mallory *
The Immortal Who Loved Me – An Argeneau Novel – Lynsay Sands *
A Healthy Homicide – A Blossom Valley Mystery – Staci McLaughlin *
Against the Sky – The Brodie’s of Alaska #2 – Kat Martin *
Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles – A Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery – A.I. Herbert *
The Wedding Circle – A Cherry Cola Book Club Novel #3 – Ashton Lee *
Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities – A Happy Hoffers Mystery #2 – Mary McHugh *
Stiff Penalty – A Mattie Winston Mystery – Annelise Ryan *
Blood Legacy – The VV Inn Book 4 – C.J. Ellisson *

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My Review of The Missing Dough by Chris Cavener

I’m reposting this review because Kensington will be re-releasing it in paperback editions. I loved this author’s work the first time around and still enjoy it today.

The Missing DoughMissing Dough
By: Chris Cavender
Copyright: January 2015
Publisher: Kensington

Maddy’s ex-husband, Grant Whitmore, has come back to Timber Ridge, North Carolina claiming he wants to patch things up. It’s soon evident that he has another motive altogether—Grant’s late mother left Maddy something in her will. Maddy refuses to sign the quitclaim that Grant brought with him, despite his threats. But Grant won’t be threatening anyone much longer, for later that night, his body is discovered near the Founder’s Day festival.

Matters are complicated even further when Grant’s sister shows up, accusing Maddy and her fiance of having a part in the murder. As Eleanor and Maddy investigate, they find a great many people who might want to see Grant dead. But can they unearth the culprit before false accusations burn their reputations to a crisp?

My review:
Just when you think you can enjoy a quiet evening out with your sister and the guys the fly in the ointment appears. Maddy’s ex shows up to cause trouble. Supposedly he claims he wants her back, but she puts an end to that quickly. Grant then informs her that his mother had died and that Maddy was named in the will. He tries to get her to sign a quitclaim and she again tells him to take a hike. But that’s not the end of the trouble when he shows up dead and Eleanor and Maddy have to find the real killer to keep their boyfriends out of jail.
Next layer of aggravation for the girls is the appearance of Maddy’s ex sister in law who accuses Maddy and her fiancé of her brother’s murder. Mix in another layer which includes gangsters and threats and you have the most outrageous and interesting story yet in the Pizza Lovers Mystery series.
I highly recommend this book and all the previous ones as a great series to follow and own.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received my copy of this book from the publishers who only requested a fair and impartial review.

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New Releases for December 2014 and an Apology

Here is my list of new titles coming out this month…. as always it is multi-genre.

I’d also like to apologize for the lack of reviews on this site lately.  I’m finding that as soon as I finish a book and place it on my desk to review, I forget what the book was about.  Like when you get up to get something from another room, only to find when you get there you no longer remember why you came in that room.  I’m working at it though and hope to start putting out reviews again shortly.

Thank you for your patience.

Nora

December 2014

Week of Dec. 1st.

City of Eternal Night – Crescent City #2 – Kristen Painter
Once Upon a Grind – A Coffee House Mystery – Cleo Coyle
Scorched Eggs – A Cackleberry Club Mystery – Laura Childs
Keeper of the Castle – A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery – Juliet Blackwell
Meow if it’s Murder – A Nick and Nora Mystery – T.C. LoTempio
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer – Pet Hotel Mystery Series #2 – Krista Davis
Inspector Spector – A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery – E.J. Copperman
Death with All the Trimmings – A Key West Food Critic Mystery – Lucy Burdette
Aground on St. Thomas – Mystery in the Islands #3 – Rebecca M. Hale
Murder, Served Simply – An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery – Isabella Alan
Geared for the Grave – A Cycle Path Mystery #1 – Duffy Brown
Spell Booked – Retired Witches Mystery #1- Joyce and Jim Lavene
If You’ve Got it, Haunt It – Haunted Vintage Mystery Series #1 – Rose Pressey
Keeper of the Castle – A Haunted Home Repair Mystery – Juliet Blackwell
Wickedly Wonderful – Baba Yaga #2 – Deborah Blake
Bittersweet Melody – Belinda Boring
Shadow of Doubt – Carol Childs Mystery #1 – Nancy Cole Silverman *
Universal Alien – Gini Koch
Tagged for Death – A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #1 (e-version) – Sherry Harris *
Love me Tender – A Caribou Crossing Romance # 5 – Susan Fox *
The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice – Barking Detective #6 5 – Waverly Curtis *
The PMS Murder – A Jaine Austen Mystery – Laura Levine *
Suspicion at Seven – A Lois Meade Mystery – Ann Purser *

Week of Dec. 7th.

Week of Dec. 14th.

Reverent – Demonica #11 – Larissa Ione *
Kill Em with Cayenne – Spice Shop Mystery #2 – Gail Oust *

Week of Dec. 21st.

Week of Dec. 28h.

One Witch is Not Enough – Retired Witch’s Spell Book Mystery #1 – J.& J. Lavene
Universal Alien – Alien #10 – Gini Koch
Keeper of the Castle – A Haunted Home Repair Mystery – Juliet Blackwell *
Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire – Love at Stake #16 – Kerrelyn Sparks *
Low Midnight – A Kitty Norville Novel – Carrie Vaughn *
Meet Your Baker – A Bakeshop Mystery – Ellie Alexander *
Murder at the Book Group – Maggie King *
Broken Bonds – A Cold Creek Mystery – Karen Harper *
Paw and Order – A Paw Enforcement Novel – Diane Kelly *
Eyes Only – The Sisterhood #24 – Fern Michaels *

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Here is you list for Nov. 2014 releases

November 2014

Week of Nov. 1st. – 8th.

One Potion in the Grave – Magic Potion Mystery #2 – Heather Blake
Christmas Cozy – Zoe Donavan #11 – Kathi Daley *
Hell On Wheels – Odelia Grey Mystery #9 – Sue Ann Jaffarian *
Another One Bites the Dust – Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire #2 – Chris Marie Green *
On Borrowed Time – A Library Lover’s Mystery – Jenn McKinlay *
Lethal Letters – A Books by the Bay Mystery #6 – Ellery Adams *
A High-End Finish – A Fixer-Upper Mystery #1 – Kate Carlisle *
No Mallets Intended – A Vintage Kitchen Mystery – Victoria Hamilton *
Deeper Than the Grave – Tai Randolph/ Trey Seaver #4 – Tina Whittle *
Plagued by Quilt – A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #4 – Molly MacRae *
Reap the Wind – A Cassie Palmer Novel – Karen Chance
Waistcoats & Weaponry – Finishing School #3 – Gail Carriger *
Snow White Red- Handed – Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery #1 – Maia Chance *
Last Wolf Standing – Belinda Boring *
A Dog Gone Murder – Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper Novel – Elaine Viets *
Suede to Rest – A Material Witness Mystery #1 – Diane Vallere *
The Chocolate Clown Corpse – A Chocoholic Mystery – JoAnna Carl *
Chorus Line, Caviar and Corpses – Happy Hoofers #1 – Mary McHugh *
Dirty Deeds – Savannah Martin #9 – Jenna Bennett *
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – A Sister Jane Mystery – Rita Mae Brown *
Knot in my Backyard – Quilting #2 – Mary Marks *
Knot Guilty – Crochet Mystery series #9 – Betty Hechtman *
Bloody Politics – A Molly Malone Mystery – Maggie Sefton *

Week of Nov. 9th.

Flesh and Blood – Kay Scarpetta Novel #22 – Patricia Cornwell *
Hell on Wheels – Odelia Grey Mystery #9 – Sue Ann Jaffarian *
If the Shoe Kills – A Tourist Trap Mystery – Lynn Cahoon E-book only *
Reap the Wind – Cassandra Palmer #7 – Karen Chance *

Week of Nov. 16th.

The Job – Fox and O’Hare #3 – Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg *
Bound by Ink – Living Ink #2 – Marcella Burnard *

Week of Nov. 23rd. – 30th.

Magic Steals – Jim and Dali Novella in Nigh shift Anthology – Nalini Singh and other authors
Betrayed – A Rosato & Associates Novel #13 – Lisa Scottolline *
Black Widow – Elemental Assassin #12 – Gini Koch *

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Here Are Your October 2014 New Releases

As always this list is Multi-Genre

October 2014

Week of Oct. 1st.
Stages of Grey – Dulcie Schwartz #8 – Clea Simon *
Checkered Past – Tonya Kappes *
Close to the Bone – Theresa MacLean #7 – Lisa Black
Week of Oct. 5th.

Weave of Absence – A Weaving Mystery #1 – Carol Ann Martin *
Bless Her Dead Little Heart – A Southern Sisters Mystery #1 – Miranda James*
Broken Soul – A Jane Yellowrock Novel #9 – Faith Hunter *
Otherworld Nights – Otherworld Stories #3 – Kelley Armstrong *
Trick or Deadly Treat – A Fresh-Baked Mystery – Livia J. Washburn *
Keeper of the Castle – A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery – Juliet Blackwell *
The Question of the Missing Head – Asperger’s Mystery #1 – E.J. Copperman *
Reckoning – Fallen Siren #2 – S.J. Harper *
One Potion in the Grave – Magic Potion Series #2 – Heather Blake *
The Legend of Sleepy Harlow – A League of Literary Ladies Mystery #3 – Kylie Logan *
Picked to Die – An Orchard Mystery – Sheila Connolly *
Off Kilter – Scottish Highlands Mystery #1 – Hannah Reed
A Crafty Christmas – Molly Cox Ryan *
Off Kilter – A Scottish Highlands Mystery – Hanna Reade *
A Midwinter’s Tail – A Magical Cats Mystery – Sofie Kelley *
Gossamer Ghost – A Scrapbooking Mystery – Laura Childs *
Truth Be Told – A Jane Ryland/Jake Brogan Thriller – Hank Phillippi Ryan *
Black Thursday – A Mrs. Frugalicious Shopping Mystery #2 – Linda Joffe Hull
Lost Under a Ladder – A Superstition Mystery #1 – Linda O. Johnston *
Death of a Christmas Caterer – A Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails Mystery – Lee Hollis *
Immortal – J.R. Ward
Deadlined – A Virgil Flowers Mystery #8 – John Sandford
Echoes of Scotland Street – Samantha Young
Poison Fruit – Jacqueline Carey
Undead and Unwary – Undead #13 – MaryJanice Davidson *
Weave of Darkness – A Weaving Mystery #3 – Carol Anne Martin
Ghost Wanted – Bailey Ruth #5 – Carolyn Hart *
The Old Deep and Dark – Jane Lawless #22 – Ellen Hart *
Her Avenging Angel – Felicity Heaton *

Week of Oct. 12th.

Redeemed – House of Night #12 – P.C. Cast *
One in a Million – Lucky Harbor #12 – Jill Shalvis *
The Corpse with the Platinum Hair – Cait Morgan Mystery #4 – Cathy Ace *

Week of Oct. 19th.

The Nightingale Before Christmas – A Meg Langslow Mystery – Donna Andrews *
Seventh Grave and No Body – Charley Davidson #7 – Darynda Jones *
A Haunting is Brewing – e-Novella – Art Forgery Mystery – Juliet Blackwell *
Demon Storm – Belador #5 – Dianna Love *

Week of Oct. 26th.

Some Like it Haute – Style & Error #4 – Diane Vallere *
Aground on St. Thomas – Rebecca M. Hale *
Treasure on Lilac Lane – Jewell Cove #2 – Donna Alward *
Blood Magick – The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy #3 – Nora Roberts *
Ho Ho Homicide – A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery – Kaitlyn Dunnett *
Treacherous Tart – Pie Shop Mystery #2 – Ellie Grant*
The Ledge on Holly Road- Life in Icicle Falls #6 – Sheila Roberta *
Archangel’s Shadows – Nalini Singh
Burn for Me – Ilona Andrews
The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café – #1 Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith *

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