Sneak Peak at December’s New Books

As always my list is a multi-genre treat for the eyes and your reading pleasure.


December 2015:


Week of December 1st.

Alien in Chief – Alien #12 – Gini Koch

Give up the Ghost – A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery – Juliet Blackwell *

Pouncing on Murder – A Bookmobile Cat Mystery – Laurie Cass *

Murder Most Howl – A Paws & Claws Mystery #3 – Krista Davis *

Ghost in the Wind – A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #7 – E.J. Copperman *

The Iced Princess – A Snow Globe Shop Mystery – Christine Husom *

Guilty as Cinnamon – A Spice Shop Mystery #2 – Leslie Ann Budewitz *

Dead to the Last Drop – A Coffee House Mystery #15 – Cleo Coyle *

Shadow’s End – Elder Races #9 – Thea Harrison *

Pouncing on Murder – A Bookmobile Cat Mystery – Laurie Cass *

Fat Tuesday Fricasee – Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery #3 – J.J. Cook *

The Readaholics  and the Poirot Mystery – A Book Club Mystery – Laura DiSilverio *

To Brew, or Not to Brew – Brewing Trouble Mystery Series – Joyce Tremel *

For Love or Magic – Lucy March *

Death Comes to Kurland Hall – A Kurland St. Mary Mystery #3 – Catherine Lloyd  *

Here Today, Gone Tamale – Taste of Texas #1 – Rebecca Adler *

A Murder in Mohair – Black Sheep Knitting Mystery #8 – Anne Canadeo *

Deadly Christmas Secrets – Mission Rescue – Shirlee McCoy *

The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary – A Ghost of Granny Apples Novel – Sue Ann Jaffarian *

Blood Kiss – Black Dagger Legacy – J.R. Ward *

Nevermore – A Cat Leandros Novel – Rob Thurman *

Coming Apart at the Seams – Jenna Sutton *

Murder in Whitehall – An Elizabethan Mystery – Amanda Carmack *

The Accidental Scot – A Kilts and Quilts Novel #5 – Patience Griffin *

Santa Sleuth – Zoe Donovan #18 – Kathi Daley *

Make Me Stay – Hope #5 – Jaci Burton *


Week of December 7th.

From Bad to Wurst – Passport to Peril #10 – Maddy Hunter *

Secret Sisters – Jayne Ann Krentz *


Week of December 14th.

Adverse Possession – Savannah Martin Mystery #11 – Jenna Bennett *


Week of December 21st.

My Kind of Wonderful – Cedar Ridge #2 – Jill Shalvis *


Week of December 28th.

Death Crashes the Party – A Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery – Vickie Fee *

Smoldering Hunger – A Dark Kings Novel – Donna Grant *

On Thin Icing – A Bakeshop Mystery #3 – Ellie Alexander *

Thread and Gone – A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery – Leah Wait *

Plain Dead – An Amish Mystery – Emma Miller *

Murder Most Finicky – A Pawsitively Organic Mystery – Liz Mugavero *

Toured to Death – An Amy’s Travel Mystery – Hy Conrad *

Point Blank – The Sisterhood #26 – Fern Michaels *

Kill Without Mercy – ARES Security #1 – Alexandra Ivy *

The Highlander Who Loved Me – A Period Romance – Adrienne Basso *

Anything for You – The Blue Heron Series (HC) – Kristan Higgins *

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November 2015’s New Releases

Here is my multi genre list of November releases.  I hope you find something you like, buy it and write a review for the author.


November 2015:

Week of November 1st.

Reap the Wind – A Cassie Palmer Novel #8 – Karen Chance *

Writing all Wrongs – A Books by the Bay Mystery #7 – Ellery Adams *

White Colander Crime – A Vintage Kitchen Mystery – Victoria Hamilton *

Accused! – A Vicky Hill Novel #5 – Hannah Dennison

Plot Boiler – A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #5 – Ali Brandon

A Likely Story – A Library Lover’s Mystery #6 – Jenn McKinlay

Born of Betrayal – A League Novel #8 – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Manners & Mutiny – Finishing School series the Last- Gail Carriger *

Mind Magic – World of the Lupi #12 – Eileen Wilks

Crowned and Moldering – A Fixer-Upper Mystery – Kate Carlisle *

Claws for Alarm – A Nick and Nora Charles Novel – T.C. LoTempio *

Fortune of Stars – Guardians of Fortune #1 – Nora Roberts *

The Conjurer’s Riddle – The Inventor’s Secret #2 – Andrea Cremer *

The Geomancer – Vampire Empire #4 – Clay Griffith *

Rest Ye Murdered Gentleman – A Year Round Christmas Mystery – Vicki Delany *

The Stitching Hour – An Embroidery Mystery – Amanda Lee *

Trimmed With Murder – A Seaside Knitters Mystery – Sally Goldenbaum *

The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer – A Fresh-Baked Mystery – Livia J. Washburn *

The Chocolate Falcon Fraud – A Chocoholic Mystery – JoAnna Carl *

Fangs for the Memories – A Half Moon Hollow Novel – Molly Harper *

Death Takes Priority – Postmistress #1 – Jean Flowers *

Olivc and Let Die – Greek to Me Mystery #2 – Susan Hardy *

Nuts and Berried – Nut House #3 – Elizabeth Lee *

A Dickens of a Murder – Canterville Book Shop Mystery #1 – Kindle – J. & J. Lavene *

Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything – Nancy Martin *

Mind Magic – A Novel of the Lupi – Eileen Wilks *

Week of November 8th.

Soundless – Richelle Mead

A Body to Spare – SueAnn Jaffarian *

Week of November 15th.

Tricky Twenty Two – A Stephanie Plum Novel – Janet Evanovich *

Bun for Your Life – Bread and Batter #1 – Karoline Barrett

Smart, but Dead – An Aggie Mundeen Mystery #3 – Nancy Glass West *

The Cat of Christmas Past – Kathi Daley *

Veiled Magic – Deborah Blake


Week of November 22nd.

Feel the Burn – Dragon Kin #8 – G.A Aiken *

Wild Cat – Leopard People #8 – Christine Feehan *

Dragon Storm – Katie MacAlister *

Death by Tea – Bookstore Café Mystery #2 – Alex Erickson *

Death Comes to Kurland Hall – A Kurland St. Mary Mystery #3 – Catherine Lloyd *

The Witch’s Market – Mingmei Yip *

Murder on the Last Frontier – A Charlotte Brody Mystery – Cathy Pegau *

Yarned and Dangerous – A Tangled Web Mystery – Sadie Hartwell *

Hounded to Death – A Melanie Travis Canine Mystery – Laurien Berenson *

Giving up the Ghost – An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery – Max McCoy *

Murder Most Howl – A Paws and Claws Mystery #3 – Krista Davis *

Week of November 29th.

The Raven King – The Raven Cycle #4 – Maggie Stiefvater

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Sneak Peak at October’s New Releases – As Always Multi-Genre

Week of October 1st.

Marry Me at Christmas – A Fool’s Gold Novel – Susan Mallery *

Week of October 4th.

Undead and Unforgiven – Undead #14 – MaryJanice Davidson *

The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer – A Fresh Baked Mystery – Livia J. Washburn *

Ghost of a Potion – Magic Potion Novel #6 – Heather Blake

Lethal Black Dress – Crime of Fashion #10 – Ellen Byerrum

Peril by Ponytail – A Bad Hair Day Mystery – Nancy J. Cohen *

Ghost to the Rescue – A Bailey Ruth Mystery #6 – Carolyn Hart *

The Rose Society – The Young Elites #2 – Marie Lu

Silver on the Road – Laura Anne Gilman

Faux Paws – A Magical Cats Mystery – Sofie Kelly *

Eighth Grave After Dark – A Charlie Davidson Novel – Darynda Jones *

Looking for Mr. Goodwitch – A Retired Witches Mystery – J. & J. Lavene *

The Skeleton Haunts a House – A Family Skeleton Mystery – Leigh Perry *

Parchment and Old Lace – A Scrapbooking Mystery #13 – Laura Childs *

A Gala Event – An Orchard Mystery – Sheila Connolly *

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – A YA Paranormal – Kim Newman *

Murder, Plainly Read – An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery – Isabella Alan *

Floral Depravity – Bridal Bouquet Shop #3 – Beverly Allen *

Just Killing Time – A Clock Shop Mystery #1 – Julianne Holmes *

All I Want – An Animal Magnetism Novel – Jill Shalvis *

The Big Chili – New Series – Julia Buckley *

Death, Taxes and Chocolate Cannoli – A Tara Halloway Novel – Diane Kelly *

Tea Time With the Cozy Chicks – Cozy Chicks Kitchen Series #2 – Kindle Only – Lorraine Bartlett *

Week of October 11th.

The Corpse With the Diamond Hand – A Cait Morgan Mystery – Cathy Ace *

The Masked Truth – Kelley Armstrong (YA Novel) *

Week of October 18th.

Lycan on the Edge – Broken Heart #18 – Kindle only – Michelle Bardsley *

Week of October 25th.

Crowned and Mouldering – A Fixer-Upper Mystery #3 – Kate Carlisle

What you See – A Jane Ryland Novel #4 – Hank Phillippi Ryan

Dark Heart of Magic – Black Blade #2 – Jennifer Estep *

Redemption – MILA 2.0 – Debra Driza

Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore – A Haunted Vintage Mystery #3 – Rose Pressey

The Iron Warrior – The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3 – Julie Kagawa *

Conspiracy of Angels – Shadowside #1 – Michelle Belanger *

The Single Undead Mom’s Club – A Half Moon Hollow Novel #4 – Molly Harper *

White Hot – Hidden Legacy Series – Ilona Andrews *

Look Both Ways – A Witch City Mystery – Carol J. Perry *

Flipped for Murder – A Country Store Mystery #1 – Maddie Day *

Florist Grump – A Flower Shop Mystery – Kate Collins *

Autumn Thorns – Whisper Hollow #1 – Yasmine Galenorn *

A Christmas Howl – Kindle – Laurien Berenson *

The Single Undead Moms Club – A Half Moon Hollow book – Molly Harper *

The Scottie Barked at Midnight – A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery – Kaitlyn Dunnett *

Death at the Abbey – A Lady of Ashes Mystery – Christine Trent *

The Silence of the Chihuahuas – A Barking Detective Mystery #6 – Waverly Curtis *

Bittersweet Creek – A Romance – Sally Kilpatrick *

I’ll Never Let You Go – Mystery – Mary Burton *

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Multi-Genre Release List for September 2015

I hope I managed to get all the new releases. So if your favorite author isn’t here it’s my fault.


September 2015:

Week of September 1st.

Law and Author – Aston Corners Book Club #5 – Erica Chase

The Paris Key – Juliet Blackwell

Knot the Usual Suspects – A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery – Molly MacRae *

All Sales Final – A Good Bye Girls Mystery – Josie Belle *

The Marsh Madness – A Book Collector Mystery – Victoria Abbott *

Trick or Deceit – A Celebration Bay Mystery – Shelley Freydont *

Murder of an Open Book – A Scumble River Mystery – Denise Swanson *

Crucible Zero – House Immortal #3 – Devon Monk *

Tall, Dark and Immortal – Entity #4 – Cat Devon *

Lady Midnight – Dark Artifices #1 – Cassandra Clare

Booked for Trouble – A Lighthouse Library #2 – Eva Gates

Black Cat Crossing – A Bad Luck Cat Mystery #1 – Kay Finch *

The Copper Gauntlet – Magisterium #2 – Holly Black *

Hunter – Mercedes Lackey

Chaplewood – The Borden Dispatches #3 – Cherie Priest

Archangel’s Enigma – Guild Hunter #8 – Nalini Singh*

Dark Ghost – Dark #27 – Christine Feehan *

The Drafter – The Peri Reed Chronicles #1 – Kim Harrison *

A Red Rose Chain – An October Daye Novel – Seanan McGuire *

The Winter Long – An October Daye Novel – Seanan McGuire *

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O’Clock Lady – Susan Wittig-Albert *

Cinderella Six Feet Under – Fatel Fairy Tales #2 – Maia Chance *

Basket Case – Silver Six #1 – Nancy Haddock *

The Drafter – Peri Reed Chronicles #1 – Kim Harrison *

Week of September 6th.

Sweet Temptation – The Sweet Trilogy #4 – Wendy Higgens

A Gala Event – An Orchard Mystery – Sheila Connolly *

Devoted in Death – In Death #41 – J.D. Robb *

Week of September 13th.

Led Astray – Kim Armstrong *

Dishing the Dirt – Agatha Raisen #26 – M.C. Beaton *

Week of September 20th.

Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook – Diane Mott Davidson ****

Even Vampires Get the Blues – A Deadly Angels Novel #7 – Sandra Hill *

Week of September 27th.

All Wrapped Up – Pine Mountain Novel #5 – Kimberly Kincaid

Double Down – The Men of the Sisterhood #4 – Fern Michaels

Snowflake Bay – The Brides of Blueberry Cove #2 – Donna Kaufman

Swag Bags and Swindlers – A Haley Randolph Mystery – Dorothy Howell

Dangerously Dark – A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery – Colette London

Pane and Suffering – A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery – Cheryl Hollon

A Cherry Cola Christmas – A Cherry Cola Book Club Novel #4 – Ashton Lee

About a Vampire – Argeneau Series #22 – Lynsay Sands

The Aeronaut’s Windlass – The Cinder Spires #1 – Jim Butcher

Autumn Moon – Celtic Wolves #3 – Jan DeLima *

Dead With the Wind – A Southern Ladies Mystery – Miranda James *

Evergreen Springs – A Haven Point Novel – RaeAnne Thayne *

Ghost for Sale – Sandra Cox *

The Bark Before Christmas – A Melanie Travis Canine Mystery – Laurien Berenson *

A Beeline to Murder – A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery – Meera Lester *

Scrapbook of the Dead – A Cumberland Creek Mystery – Mollie Cox Bryan *

Ho-Ho Homicide – A Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery – Kaitlyn Dunnett *

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My day at RWA NY2015

Well, I spent my day yesterday at the Marriot Marquis hotel in NYC. I had my day all planned out. Get there early, sneak into the ballroom and leave my calling card at the seat of each author I wanted to see, or knew. DIDN’T HAPPEN!

The geshtapo was out in force. There were guards at all entry points, special passes needed, or you had to be someone’s plus 1. They even had a “holding pen” on another floor where last time people were lined up down on street level and then shuttled up at opening time. RWA YOU ARE JUST TOO ORGANIZED FOR WORDS! LOL

I did have an interesting time though. While waiting around at the Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor I met Megan Crane, Rebecca E. Neely, Lorelie Brown, and Kathryn Roberts. These lovely ladies were friendly and interesting to talk to. I fully intend to check out their books and add them to my list of authors to follow.

Hours later when I found out about that holding pen I mentioned the crowd was already up to section E when I got there (somehow Dru Ann got into an earlier letter group) so I had another wait to finally get into the ballroom where the even was being held. At one point I literally ran into one lady that you all know and love. I’d been talking to Linda O. Johnston (who had a corner spot) and found myself face to face with the amazing Sheila Connolly. The last time I did something like that was in the dark ages, running late for a class (night college) and knocked poor Soupie Sales right on his fundament! (yes I apologized and got his autograph)

I also got to see Gina Ardito, Jeanine Frost, Patience Griffen, and Maggie Sefton. Last but certainly by no means least I got to see Roxanne St. Claire (AKA Roxie). There were a few other incidents of mention. There was this one woman in her high powered chair who was doing the isles in the opposite direction I was taking and was there in front of me at every turn. I finally just had to say those magic words “we simply must stop meeting like this” and another great movie line “You AGAIN!” which managed to get a chuckle out of her each time we met.

Yes I finally ran into Dru Ann at one point, at Linda O’s signing point, only to lose her again for the rest of the evening to the noise and crowd of the event (which if it gets any bigger will need to be held in separate stadium sized venue).

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The Fixer is a Must Read Book

The FixerThe Fixer

Author: Joseph Finder

Copyright:  June 2015

Publisher: Dutton

When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into — and renovate — the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home.

As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery — millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It’s enough money to completely transform Rick’s life — and everything he thought he knew about his father.  Yet the more of his father’s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father — a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years — will save Rick… if he can survive long enough to do it.

This is probably the most interesting and mind boggling book I’ve read in many years. I’d seen the blurb somewhere on line and immediately put it on hold at my local library. I’ve been reading it for almost a week and had trouble putting it down when there were other things I needed to be doing.

This is a story, a murder mystery, and an adventure. It all happens because a young man (Rick Hoffman) is “downsized” from his second career choice job (lots of glitz and money but no substance. He lost everything that he thought mattered to him and finds himself living in his old family home. The house is decrepit and in need of major repairs before he can sell it and have money to move on with.

His next door neighbor approaches him with an offer to do the repairs for a share of the sale. The next day he and this neighbor do some basic work tearing out a wall and Rick sees something hidden between the walls and at that moment his whole life is changed. Rick now  wants to find out the truth about his father who has been in a nursing home for eighteen years after supposedly having a stroke.  His research into his father’s life will lead him down a path full of danger and possible death.

If you read any book this year you need to make it this one.

FTC Full Disclosure:  I took this book out of the Brooklyn Public Library


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I’m Skipping July and Going Right to August’s New Titles

Since I was preoccupied most of July and actually forgot to post the releases, I’m going to go right to August and let you start pre-ordering now from your favorite book sellers.

August 2015:

Week of August 1st. -7th.

Robin Hood: Demon’s Bane – Mark of the Black Arrow #1 – James R. Tuck
Magic Shifts – Kate Daniels #8 – Ilona Andrews
Dragonbane – Were-Hunter #9 – Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Veil – A Devil’s Isle #1 – Chloe Neill
Fudging the Books – Cookbook Nook Mystery #6 – Daryl Wood Gerber
A Dish Best Served Cold – An Italian Kitchen Mystery – Rosie Genova
If Onions could Spring Leaks – Country Cooking School Mystery – Paige Shelton
Berried Secrets – A Cranberry Cove Mystery #1 – Peg Cochrane
Crushed Velvet – A Material Witness Mystery – Diane Vallere
Better Homes and Corpses – Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery – Kathleen Bridges
Revenge of the Chili Queens – A Chili Cook-off Mystery – Kylie Logan
Murder in the Paperback Parlor – A Book Retreat Mystery – Ellery Adams
Kitty Saves the World – Kitty Norville #14 – Carrie Vaughn
Smoke on the Water – Summer of Witches #3 – Lori Handeland
The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret – A Cats in Trouble Mystery – Leann Sweeney
Loom and Doom – A Weaving Mystery – Carol A. Martin
Grim Tidings – Hellhound Chronicles #2 – Caitlin Kittredge *
Public Enemies – Immortal Game #2 – Ann Aguirre *
Chase the Darkness – Alpha Pack #7 – J.D. Tyler *
Malice at the Palace – Royal Spyness #9 – Rhys Bowen
Deceptions – Cainsville #3 – Kelley Armstrong
Killer Wedding Cake – A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery – Gayle Trent *
Blood Call – Lilith Saintcrow *
The Joy of Witchcraft – A Jane Madison Novel – Mindy Klasky *
Code Grey – A Dulcie Schwartz Mystery – Clea Simon *
Give Em Pumpkin Pie to Talk About – Pumpkin Patch Mystery #1 – J & J Lavene *
Lord of the Wings – A Meg Langslow Mystery #19 – Donna Andrews *

Week of August 9th.

(Not all Princes are) Fearless – Pax Arcana #3 – Elliot James
Seaside Nights – Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers – Melissa Foster *

Week of August 16th.

Deceptions – Cainsville Vampires #3 – Kelley Armstrong
Killer Run – A Tourist Trap Mystery #5 – Lynn Cahoon

Week of August 23rd.

Gone but Knot Forgotten – Mary Marks *
Between a Vamp and a Hard Place – Midnight Liaisons #5 – Jessica Sims *
Threads of Evidence – A Mainely Needlepoint #2 – Lea Wait
Candy Corn Murder – A Lucy Stone Mystery – Leslie Meier
Nantucket – Contemporary Romance – Nan Rossiter
Thoreau in Phantom Bog – A Henry David Thoreau Mystery – B.B. Oak
Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets – A Happy Hoofers Mystery #3 – Mary McHugh
Mystic Park – A Finding Home Novel – Regina Hart
Shadow Strike – Immortal Guardians #6 – Dianne Duvall
On the Hunt – Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti, Hannah Jayne, Dianne Duvall
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall – Katie Alender
Wildest Dreams – A Thunder Point Novel – Robyn Carr
Breakout – The Dred Chronicles – Ann Aguirre
When a Scot Ties the Knot – Castles Ever After Novel – Tessa Dare *
“X” – A Kinsey Millhone Mystery – Sue Grafton *

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