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The Weeks Fly by and Soon it Will be July! New Summer Reads for Your Enjoyment!

As always this is a multi-genre list. I do my best to find all the new releases for each month. I do make mistakes and sometimes miss things. Authors, feel free to contact me with your upcoming books so I can add them to this list.

Have a great summer.

Nora-A

 

July 2017:

Week of July 1st. – 7th.

A Ghostly Light – A Haunted Home Renovation #7 – Juliet Blackwell

Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My! – A Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery #6  – Denise Swanson

Wicked Kiss – The Realm Enforcers #4 – Rebecca Zanetti

Sowed to Death – A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery – Peg Cochran

Hunted – Killer Instinct – Cynthia Eden

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters – A Captivating Story About Sisters, Secrets and Second Chances – Susan Mallory

A Panicked Premonition – A Psychic Eye Mystery – Victoria Laurie

The Renegade’s Redemption – Love Inspired Historical – Stacey Henrie

Grave Ransom – Alex Cross Novel #5 – Kalayna Price

Week of July 10th.

Ash and Quill – The Great Library #3 – Rachel Caine

30 Second Death – A Tobi Tobias Novel #2 – Laura Bradford

Bad Boys After Dark – Carson – Bad Billionaires After Dark #3 – Melissa Foster

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool – The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman – Lisa Scotaline , Francesca Serritella

Week of July 17th.

A Distant View of Everything – An Isabel Dalhousie Novel #11 – Alexander McCall Smith

Do You Take This Cowboy – Thunder Mountain Brotherhood – Vicki Lewis Thompson

A Groom for Ruby – The Amish Matchmaker – Emma Miller

Manhunt on Mystic Mesa – The Ranger Brigade; Family Secrets – Cindi Meyers

Week of July 24th. – 31st.

Murder at Chateau sur Mer – A Gilded Newport Mystery – Alyssa Maxwell

Knot what you Think – A Quilting Mystery – Mary Marks

A Toast to Murder – A Mack’s Bar Mystery – Allyson K. Abbott

Vanguard – Razorland #4 – Ann Aguirre

Wildfire – A Hidden Legacy Novel #3 – Ilona Andrews

Muffin to Fear – A Merry Muffin Mystery #5 – Victoria Hamilton

Fly Away With Me – A Blue Moon Harbor Novel – Susan Fox

Addressed to Kill – A Postmistress Mystery – Jean Flowers

Wrong Side of the Paw – A Bookmobile Cat Mystery – Laurie Cass

Before the Dawn – A Novel of Romantic Suspense – Cynthia Eden

Bittersweet – A Home Sweet Home Novel #3 – Shirlee McCoy

Lover Man – A Novel – Janet Dailey

Never Kiss a Highlander – McTiernay Brothers #6 –  Michelle Sinclair

The Pub Across the Pond – A Novel – Mary Carter

Worth the Wait – A Romance Novel – Lori Foster

Camp Carter – Zoe Donovan Mystery #25 – Kathi Daley

Fire and Ashes – Death Investigator Angela Richman #2 – Elaine Viets

 

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April Showers bring May Flowers and New Books.

April had some interesting new titles for us all to enjoy and May will be no different. Here’s my multi-genre list for the coming month and I hope you enjoy it.

Nora-A

 

Week of May 1st.

Once Upon a Summer Night – Mists of Fate #3 – Nancy Scanlon  *

The Dark Prophecy –The Trials of Apollo #2 – Rick Riordan

Cold Reign – Jane Yellowrock #11 – Faith Hunter *

Killer Characters – A Books by the Bay Mystery – Ellery Adams *

Death in Dark Blue – A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery – Julia Buckley *

Ghostal Living – Hampton’s Home & Garden Mystery – Kathleen Bridge *

The Case of the Green – Dressed Ghost – Lucy Banks *

Alien Education – Alien Novels #15 – Gini Koch *

Less Than a Treason – A Kate Shugak Novel #21 – Dana Stabenow *

The Best is Yet to Come – Summer Lake #1 – Bella Andre *

The Girl with the Ghost Machine – YA Novel – Lauren DeStefano *

Until Tomorrow – A Boot Creek Novel #5 – Nancy Naigle *

Murder in the Bowery – A Gaslight Mystery #20 – Victoria Thompson *

Kiss the Bricks – Kate Reilly Racing Mystery #5 – Tammy Kaehler *

Magick & Mayhem – NEW SERIES – A Magickal Mystery – Sharon Pape *

First Case – Writer’s Retreat Southern Mystery – Kathy Daley *

Any Day Now – A Sullivan’s Crossing Novel – Robyn Carr *

Moon Shimmers – Otherworld #19 – Yasmine Galenorn *

Deadman Walking – A Deadman’s Cross Novel – Sherrilyn Kenyon *

 

Week of May 8th.

Deadmen Walking – Dark-Hunter: Deadmen’s Cross Trilogy #1 – Sherrilyn Kenyon *

The Final Vow – A Living History Museum Mystery – Amanda Flower *

Making it Right – A Most Likely to Novel #3 – Catherine Bybee *

Umberland – Neverland #2  YA – Wendy Spinale

Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse – An Aunt Dimity Novel #22 – Nancy Atherton *

Going in Deep – Billionaire Bad Boys #4 – Carly Phillips *

Death in Abstract – A Katherine Sullivan Mystery – Emily Barnes *

Edited Out – A Mysterious Detective Mystery – E.J. Copperman *

Charmed Wolf – Wolves of Whisky Hollow #1 – Lia Davis *

 

Week of May 15th.

Secrets in Summer – A Novel – Nancy Thayer *

Lethal Lies – Blood Brothers series #2 – Rebecca Zanetti *

Bayside Desires – Bayside Summers #1 – Melissa Foster *

Mother’s Little Helper – A Margie Peterson Mystery #3 – Karen McInerney *

Hospitality and Homicide – Tourist Trap Mystery #8 – Lynn Cahoon *

 

Week of May 22nd

Lord of Shadows – A Dark Artifices #2 – Cassandra Clare *

In the Cowboy’s Arms – Thunder Mountain Brotherhood – Vicki Lewis Thompson *

 

Week of May 29th

One Fete in the Grave – A Live and Die in Dixie Mystery #3 – Vickie Fee *

About a Dog – A Bluff Point Mystery – Jenn McKinlay *

Death by Vanilla Latte – A Bookstore Café Mystery – Alex Erickson *

Bearly Departed – A Teddy Bear Mystery #1 – Meg Macy *

The Cajun Doctor – A Tente Lulu Novel – Sandra Hill *

Marriage is Pure Murder – A Blossom Valley Mystery – Staci McLaughlin *

No One But You – A Silver Springs Novel – Brenda Novak *

Shadow Reaper – The Shadow Series #1 – Christine Feehan *

Yews With Caution – A Flower Shop Mystery – Kate Collins *

Wrecked – A Lost Series Novel #6 – Cynthia Eden *

Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse – Aunt Dimity Mystery – Nancy Atherton *

Beyond Reason – A Romantic Mystery – Kat Martin *

Burn for Me – Phoenix Fire Novel #1 – Cynthia Eden

Murder at Rough Point – A Gilded Newport Mystery #4 – Alyssa Maxwell *

To Hell and Beyond – A Novel – Mark Henry *

Mulch Ado About Murder – A Local Foods Mystery – Edith Maxwell *

Come Sundown – Nora Roberts *

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A Sweet Look at February’s Releases

As always my lists are multi genre and I work as hard as I can to give you as many choices as possible.  Of course no one can get ALL of each month’s new titles.  But I try.

 

February 2016:

Week of Feb. 1st.

A Whisker of Trouble – A Second Chance Cat Mystery – Sofie Ryan *

For Cheddar or Worse – A Cheese Shop Mystery – Avery Aames *

Off of Books – A Novel Idea Mystery – Lucy Arlington *

Town in a Cinnamon Toast – A Candy Holliday Mystery – B.B. Haywood *

It’s a Wonderful Knife – A Comfort Food Mystery – Christine Wenger  *

A Turn for the Bad – A County Cork Mystery #4 – Sheila Connolly *

A Familiar Tail – A Witch’s Cat Mystery #1 – Delia James *

A Deadly Tail – A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mystery – Dixie Lyle *

A Disguise to Die For – A Costume Shop Mystery #1 – Diane Vallere *

The Grim Steeper – A Teapot Collector Mystery #3 – Amanda Cooper *

Darkness Raging – An Otherworld Novel – Yasmine Galenorn *

Games Wizards Play – Young Wizards Series #10 – Diane Duane *

Jane and the Waterloo Map – A Being Jane Austen Mystery #13 – Stephanie Barron *

Blood in her Veins – Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock – Faith Hunter *

The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer – A WISE Enquiries Mystery – Cathy Ace *

Blood Will Tell – A Dorothy Martin Investigation – Jeanne M. Dams *

Unreasonable Doubt – A Constable Molly Smith Novel – Vicki Delaney *

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna – Fatal Fairy Tale #3 – Maia Chance *

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen – Vorkosigan Saga (HC) – Lois McMaster Bujold *

Midnight Marked – A Chicagoland Vampires Novel – Chloe Neill *

 

Week of Feb. 8th.

Unlucky in Love – The Lucky Series – Jill Sanders *

Drawing Blood – A Sketch in Time Mystery – Dierdre Verne *

Death & the Brewmaster’s Widow – An Auction Block Mystery – Loretta Ross *

 

Week of Feb. 15th.

Ghost Talker – Ghost Seer #4 – Robin D. Owens *

 

Week of Feb. 22nd – 29th.

Fogged Inn – A Main Clambake Mystery – Barbara Ross *

Shards of Murder – A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #2 – Cheryl Helon *

Murder Most Wholesome – A Blossom Valley Mystery – Staci McLaughlin *

A Gathering of Shadows – A Darker Shade of Magic #2 – V.E. Schwab *

The Scoop – The Godmothers #1 – Fern Michaels *

Wedding Cake Murder – A Hannah Swenson Mystery w/recipes – Joanne Fluke *

Sweet Haven – A New Series – Shirlee McCoy *

Murder in an Irish Village – Carlene O’Connor *

See you at Sunset – A Seashell Bay novel – V.K. Sykes *

Bitter Bite – Elemental Assassin #17 – Jennifer Estep *

Runaway Vampire – An Argeneau Vampire Novel – Lynsay Sands *

First Life – Everlife #1 – Gena Showalter *

Welcome Back – Contemporary Romance – Lin Stepp *

Antiques Swap – A Trash ‘N’ Treasures Mystery – Barbara Allan *

The Unleashing – Call of Crows #1(paranormal) – Shelly Laurenston *

Secrets in the Stones – A Dr. Thomas Silverstone Mystery – Tessa Harris *

The Friends We Keep – A Mischief Bay Story – Susan Mallery *

A Girl’s Guide to Moving On – A Novel – Debbie Macomber *

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Let’s start the year off right!

As always my lists are multi-genre. This means there’s something for everyone.  Happy Holidays and a Happy Healthy New Year to you all!

January 2016:

Week of January 1-9th.

Daisies for Innocence – Enchanted Garden Mystery #1 – Bailey Cattrell *

Truthwitch – The Witchlands #1 – Susan Denard *

The Dirt on Ninth Grave – A Charlie Davidson Novel – Darynda Jones *

Foreign Éclairs – A White House Chef Mystery #0 – Julie Hyzy *

Passengers – A Paranormal Adventure – Alexandra Bracken *

Sweet Pepper Hero – A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery #4 – J.J. Cook *

To Helvetica and Back – A Dangerous Type Mystery #1 – Paige Shelton *

Scene of the Brine – A Pickled and Preserved Mystery – Mary Ellen Hughes *

One Foot in the Grove – An Olive Grove Mystery – Kelly Lane *

Copy Cap Murder – A Hat Shop Mystery #4 – Jenn McKinlay *

Death of a Bad Apple – A Food Festival Mystery – Penny Pike *

A Ghouls Guide to Love and Murder – Ghost Hunter – Victoria Laurie *

The Cakes of Monte Christo – Piece of Cake #6 – Jacklyn Brady *

A We Dose of Death – Scotshop #2 – Fran Stewart *

1635: A Parcel of Rogues – The Ring of Fire Series (HC) – Eric Flint *

Only the Stones Survive – HC – Morgan Llywelyn *

Silver Bullets – Elmer Mendoza *

The First Order – Jeff Abbott *

 

Week of January 10th.

The Killing Jar – Jennifer Bosworth

The Little Shop of Happily Ever After – Jenny Colgan *

 

Week of January 17th.

 

Week of January 24th. – 31st.

Spider Game – Ghost Walker #12 – Christine Feehan *

No Cats Allowed – A Cat in the Stacks Mystery – Miranda James *

Dearly Departed – Amy’s Travel #2 – Hy Conrad *

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club – Alison Goodman *

Louisiana Saves the Library – Emily Beck-Cogburn *

Death of an Alchemist – A Bianca Goddard Mystery – Mary Lawrence *

Stiff Competition – A Mattie Winston Mystery – Annelise Ryan *

Murder in Hindsight – A New Scotland Yard Mystery – Anne Cleeland *

Into the Fury – A BOSS Inc. Novel – Kat Martin *

Reckless – A Rescue Squad Novel – Kimberly Kincaid *

The Philip K. Dick Reader – An Anthology of his stories – Philip K. Dick *

Spider Game – Ghostwalker Series – Christine Feehan *

Driven – A Graphic Novella of the Otherworld (HC) – Kelley Armstrong & Xaviere Daumierie *

Roadside Magic – Gallow and Ragged #2 – Lillith Saintcrow *

 

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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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Babycakes is a Sweet Treat That Can’t Be Beat!

Babycakes

By: Donna Kauffman

Copyright November 2012

Publisher: Brava

 

Molten Chocolate…Cinnamon Spice…Gingerbread…Old-Fashioned Vanilla…You can’t stop at just one.
And the women of the Cupcake Club love to indulge…
Kit Bellamy was raised on pie. Mamie Sue’s Peanut Pies, to be exact, the family company her scheming brother-in-law sold out from under her. Now Kit needs a new recipe for her life—and sleepy Sugarberry Island is the first ingredient. Running mail-order cupcake business Babycakes is a chance to get her baking on again—until she meets tall, dark, and adorable lawyer Morgan Westlake. New to the island to raise his goddaughter, he’s as mouthwatering as any of Kit’s creations. It’s just her luck that he’s the spawn of the very law firm that helped crush her dreams…

Fortunately, Kit’s new friends can assure her that Morgan is no typical Westlake—and that even lawyers, not to mention single dads, need romance. If Kit can just be persuaded to follow her appetite—and set another place at her holiday table—her sweetest dreams just might come true…

 

Kit Bellamy has been royally shafted by the people who she trusted the most. Her spirit and a lot of her self respect has been torn to shreds and she knows in the deepest part of her heart that she let down not only the preceding three generations of Bellamy women, but also the people who worked for the family business.  Who did this to her?  Her sister and brother in law.

Now she must hope that a new opportunity and new job in another state will allow her to find herself and rebuild her career and life.

I love this series. Donna Kauffman has created an oasis where women and men can find a bit of rest to rebuild lives, souls, and even, just maybe find love.

FTC Full Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher who only asked for a fair and impartial review.

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Devilishly HOT is Devilishly Funny!

Devilishly Hot

By: Kathy Love

Copyright: November 2011

Publisher: Brava Paranormal Romance

 

And you thought your job was hell. . .

Annie Lou Riddle had a plan: Move to New York City. Break into the fashion industry. Work her way to the top. Nowhere in that scenario did she expect to accidentally sell her soul in exchange for a job at Hot! Magazine. Oops.

Demons, it seems, aren’t big on letting mortals off the hook. Now Annie is stuck working as assistant/personal slave to Finola White—diva extraordinaire, and glamorous she-devil. Whatever Finola wants, she gets, and she wants Annie to match her up with Nick Rossi, the gorgeous detective investigating shady doings at Hot!

Frankly, Annie sees the appeal. Nick is effortlessly sexy, rugged, charming—and the one man Annie should definitely not be flirting with, or kissing, or. . . Oops. But some loves are too devilishly hot to resist. . .

 

Finola White, owner and chief editor of HOT! Is a bitch from Hell, LITERALLY!  Working with or for her is bad for your health and your soul.

Annie Lou Riddle didn’t know then when she got the call from Hot! Magazine.  She’s been hired to be the personal assistant to Finola White herself.  Signing a ten year contract, and now three years into it, she is doing her best to keep from forfeiting for any reason at all.  Her life is one long headache and nervousness.

Heading out to run errands for Finola one afternoon she literally runs into this major hunk of a guy who she thinks is probably a model or something.  Little did she know that this man (Detective Nick Rossi) was going to turn her life on its head and eventually change it in ways she never would have imagined.

Devilishly Hot is a Paranormal Romance with large chunks of humor tossed in for flavoring.  I read a short story which featured Finola in a novella recently and was totally blown away by the concept and the writing.  Kathy Love has a light touch on the humor and a heavy well written hand on the main story.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of the genre Romance in any of its forms.

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