What’s in YOUR Mail Box? March 19, 2012

I was happy to receive some of my March/April books from Kensington today and totally looking forward to reading them.  Once I get all of them, and have read them I will decide which books I will not only review but do a giveaway on.

I also received two books from indie publisher Perseverance Press.  I get a couple of books a year from them automatically and they are always a pleasant read.

So, let’s show the books and their covers.

Nora
The Lingering Dead by J.N. Duncan

Release Date April 12, 2012 Kensington Publishing

ISBN 0758255659 (ISBN13: 9780758255655)

Jackie Rutledge has faced down everything from the darkest sorcery to uber-vengeful revenants. But heading up the Bureaus special paranormal unit is presenting unexpected challenges. Handling otherworldly egos and politics has never come easy to this loner agent. And opening up to her sexy, vampire lover, Nick, is as unnerving as her unwanted new ability to slip between the realms of the living and the dead…

Now an insidious power holding helpless ghosts in thrall is using any means necessary to discredit Jackie and split her team apart for good. The only chance she has means baiting the terrifying Deadworld being stalking her dreams, hunting her every step–and growing ever more hungry for her ultimate sacrifice….

Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett

Release Date April 1, 2012 Kensington

ISBN 0758238126 (ISBN13: 9780758238122)

After a recent brush with death, plus-sized P.I. and bride-to-be Savannah Reid has decided to stop sweating the small stuff. But when an event planner comes in to arrange her wedding, Savannah discovers that murder can ruin even the best laid plans…

Hailed as the wedding planner to the stars, Madeline Aberson has orchestrated some of the most exclusive soirees in Hollywood. But when Madeline becomes embroiled in a nasty divorce, her life falls apart, and rumors swirl that her parties have become total duds. Desperate for work, Madeline finds herself planning far less glamorous affairs, including none other than Savannah Reid’s wedding to Dirk Coulter.

It doesn’t take long for the opinionated Madeline to get on Savannah’s last nerve, and when the big day finally arrives, Savannah can’t wait to send Madeline packing. But when the bride finds Madeline’s body face down in the pool, floating among an elegant array of rose petals, it’s clear that someone has already hastened the diva’s departure. For better or for worse Savannah and Dirk put their wedding on hold, vowing instead to find out who killed Madeline and why…
Barnstorming by Laura Crum

Release Date April 15, 2012 Perseverance Press

ISBN 9781564745088

Gail McCarthy has turned fifty, and is considering resuming her career as a horse veterinarian. Life interrupts her plans when she embarks on a solitary ride and finds a fellow equestrian shot dead. Gail’s friend, Detective Jeri Ward, heads up the investigation, and Gail is drawn into the escalating chain of events when a second rider is murdered. She must make sense of this threat to her beloved hills and trails… or she may be the sniper’s next victim.

Mix-Up in Miniature by Margaret Grace
ISBN 978-1-56474-510-1
Publication Date: April 15, 2012

Geraldine Porter is thrilled to meet bestselling author and miniatures enthusiast Varena Young. The celebrity seems to seek friendship with Gerry and her crafts group, and makes a generous offer of a house from her collection for a library fund-raiser. But Young is suddenly murdered, and Gerry is left to investigate the crime. She and her eleven-year-old granddaughter Maddie delve for information on Young’s mysterious past, and they find a clue to her murder in a secret room…of a dollhouse.

I can’t wait to get into these stories and then share my thoughts with you. So keep watching this site for my next review.

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One response to “What’s in YOUR Mail Box? March 19, 2012

  1. Nora, I just noticed you received my book from Kensington, The Lingering Dead. Given that this is book 3 in the series, and odds are you haven’t read 1 or 2 (if you have, never mind then), you might find yourself wondering about things that have happened before which would make more sense of what’s happening now. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask and I’ll fill you in such that I can.