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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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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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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.


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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Iron Crowned is worth its weight in Gold!

Iron Crowned

By Richelle Mead

Copyright March 2011

Publisher Zebra


Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land’s queen, she’s fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear. . .

Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown’s ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation–one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril. . .


Iron Crowned is the third book in the Dark Swan Series, and the most challenging one to date. Eugenie is being faced by challenges from every point in her rather busy life.  Be it Arizona, where her office manager keeps pushing her to take more cases, her roommate is driving her crazy, to Thorn Land, her land in  Faerie.  She is having a hard time trusting the people she thinks she should trust as she realizes that they are lying by omission and by half truths.  Her ally King Dorian is pushing her into a quest that could either kill her, or make her into the monster all the other Kingdoms  already think she is becoming.

I love Urban Fantasy and I love Fantasy.  This series takes you back and forth deeply into both genres so seamlessly that you feel like you are there not only on Eugenie’s quest but also embedded into her psych looking at the worlds through her eyes.

Richelle Mead is not only the author of The Dark Swan Series but also the award winning Georgina Kincaid Series. Ms. Mead can be found hanging out at and also at!/richellemeadfanpage

FTC Full Disclosure: I borrow this book from my local library for my own enjoyment and for review.

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The Throne of Fire is one hot adventure

The Throne of Fire

By Rick Riordan

Copyright May 2011

Publisher Hyperion Books

“Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet – the chaos snake Apophis – is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Told in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.”

Carter and Sadie Kane are once again thrown into the fires of a war that they really don’t want. Their mission this time? To find Ra and place him back on his Throne. While doing that they must defeat Apophis and the Magicians who don’t want them to even live through the day.

If this is a YA book, then I don’t ever want to grow up. My 12yr old grandson breezed through this book in one day. It’s taken me 2 days. I’ve enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the third outing by these amazing kids and their students.

FTC Full Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library to enjoy and to review.


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