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Today is Valentine’s Day! So I’m Gifting You With March’s Newest Titles!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.  I have a really nice batch of March title’s to tweak your reading interest.  I have some new to me authors that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did in finding them.

As always, this list is as multi-genre as I can make it.  AUTHORS – If I don’t have you on my list it’s because either you didn’t give me advance notice or I wasn’t able to find it in time to post.

Nora-A

March 2020:

Week of March 2nd.

Lavender Blue Murder – A Tea Shop Mystery #21 – Laura Childs

The Killing Fog – The Grave Kingdom #1 – Jeff Wheeler

The Billionaire in Boots – The Princes of Texas – Julia London

Defending Zara – Mountain Mercenaries #6 – Susan Stoker

Lethal Game – A Ghostwalker Novel #16 – Christine Feehan

Coconut Layer Cake Murder – A Hannah Swensen Mystery #25 – Joanne Fluke

The Sea of Lost Girls – A Novel – Carol Goodman

The Moonglow Sisters – Lori Wilde

The Prince and the Wedding Planner – The Bartolini Legacy #1 – Jennifer Faye

Second Chance for The Single Dad – A Clean Romance – Carol Ross

My Fair Latte – A Café Cinema Mystery #1 – Vickie Fee

Bayside Escape – A Bayside Summers Novel – Melissa Foster

 

Week of March 9th.

Smoke Bitten – A Mercy Thompson Novel – Patricia Briggs

A Murderous Relation – Veronica Speedwell #5 – Deanna Raybourn

Easter Hair Hunt – A Bad Hair Day Mystery – Nancy Cohen

Credible Threat – Ali Reynolds Mystery #15 – J.A. Vance

My Way to You – Creek Canyon #1 – Catherine Bybee

Gone by Midnight – Crimson Lake – Candice Fox

Dovetail – A Novel – Karen McQuestion

Yours in Scandal – Man of the Year #1 – Lauren Layne

This Book is Alive – Living Book #1 – Justine Avery & Daria Yudina

A Season to Love – Season of Northridge #2 – Rebecca Heflin

The Queen’s Bargain – A Black Jewels Novel – Anne Bishop

Love Hard – Hard Play #3 – Nalini Singh

Death on the Page – Castle Bookshop #2 – Essie Lang

Nobody but You – A Novel – Jill Shalvis

Matzah Ball Surprise – A Novel – Laura Brown

 

Week of March 16th.

A Conspiracy of Bones – Temperance Brennan Mystery #19 – Kathy Reichs

Crush the King – Crown of Shards #3 – Jennifer Estep

Bayside Fantasies – Bayside Summers #6 – Melissa Foster

The Sea Glass Cottage – A Heartwarming Novel – RaeAnne Thayne

The Boy From the Woods – A Novel – Harlan Coben

Smoke Bitten – A Mercy Thompson Novel – Patricia Briggs

 

Week of March 23rd.

Pivot – A Novel – Alexandra Ivy and Rebecca Zanetti

Of Mutts and Murder – Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #6 – Bethany Blake

A Fatal Yarn – Knit and Nibble Mystery #5 – Peggy Ehrhart

Death of a Blueberry Tart – Hayley Powell Mystery #12 – Lee Hollis

Gone With The Whisker – A Bookmobile Mystery #8 – Laurie Cass

Can’t Hurry Love – A Contemporary Novel – Melinda Curtis

Dead in the Doorway – A House –Flipper Mystery – Diane Kelly

Sexy Love: Sexy Novella – The Sexy Series #4 – Carly Phillips

Across the Way – The Neighbors Series #3 – Mary Monroe

Stone Cross – An Arliss Cutter Novel #2 – Marc Cameron

Voice with No Echo – A Jimmy Vega Mystery #5 – Suzanne Chazin

Fearless – A Novel – Fern Michaels

Murder at the Mena House – A Jane Wonderly Mystery #1 – Erica Ruth Neubauer

The Pomeranian Always Barks Twice – A Furever Pets Mystery #1 – Alex Erickson

Killer Take All – A Duff MacCallister Western – J.A. & William W. Johnstone

A Hill of Beans – A Chuckwagon Trail Western #3 –  J.A. & William W. Johnstone

Sandblast – A Taskforce Epsilon Thriller – Al Pessin

Badger to the Bone – The Honey Badger Chronicles #3 – Shelly Laurenston

Sleuth on Safari – Traveler Cozy Mystery #1 – A.R. Kennedy

The Sunday Potluck Club –  The Sunday Potluck Club #1 – Melissa Storm

So Close to Home – A Dakota Adams Novel #3 – Galen Surlak-Ramsey

No Questions Asked – Lexi Carmichael Mystery #12– Julie Moffett

Hers to Tame – NOLA Knights – Rhenna Morgan

Murder at the Taffy House – Cozy Capers Book Group #2 (B&N ONLY) – B&N exclusive – Maddie Day

Bears Behaving Badly – BeWere My Heart #1 – MaryJanice Davidson

The Pursuit of Pankera – A Parallel Novel About Parallel Universes – Never before released book – Robert A. Heinlein

Wolf’s Curse – Otherworld YA Duology #2 – Kelley Armstrong

The View from Alameda Island – A Paperback Novel – Robyn Carr

The Highland Rogue – A Lords of the Highland Novel – Amy Jarecki

 

 

 

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February and St. Valentine’s Day… The perfect time for a new read.

Greeting all,

As always my list is multi-genre. Each month I search out new authors to add to my list so that you have even more choices.  So let’s get to it.

Nora-A

February 2020:

Week of Feb. 1st.

Golden in Death – An Eve Dallas Novel #50 – J.D. Robb

Museum of Desire – Alex Delaware Mystery #35 – Jonathan Kellerman

A Divided Loyalty – Ian Rutledge Mystery #22 – Charles Todd

Missing in the Mountains – Fortress Defense Mystery #2 – Julie Anne Lindsey

Alone in the Wilds – Casey Duncan Novel – Kelley Armstrong

The Third to Die – A Novel – Allison Brennan

The Museum of Desire – Alex Delaware #35 – Jonathan Kellerman

Blackbird Rising – The Witch King’s Crown #1 – Keri Arthur

Colton First Responder – The Coltons of Mustang Valley #4 – Linda O, Johnston

Always the One – Meet me at the Alter – Tara Randel

Long Lost – Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten #4 – Lexi Blake

 

Week of Feb. 10th.

A Crafter Quilts a Crime – A Handcrafted Mystery #3 – Holly Quinn

Killer Thriller – Ian Ludlow Thriller #2 – Lee Goldberg

Sisters by Choice – A Blackberry Island Novel – Susan Mallery

Above the Bay of Angels – A Stand Alone Historic Mystery

– Rhys Bowen

 

Week of Feb. 17th.

The Last Passenger –Charles Lenox Mystery Series #13 – Charles Finch

The Patterdale Plot – Lake District Mystery #9 – Rebecca Tope

Summer Secrets – Wildflowers – Jill Sanders

It’s a Wonderful Midlife Crisis – A Good to the Last Death Mystery #1 – Robyn Peterman

 

Week of Feb. 24th.  

BeWare My Heart – MaryJanice Davidson

Dressed up 4 Murder – A Sophie Kimball Mystery #6 – J.C. Eaton

His Unexpected Amish Twins – Unexpected Amish Blessings – Rachel J. Good

Coconut Layer Cake Murder – Hannah Swenson #25 – Joanne Fluke

Death by Chocolate Frosted Donut – A Death by Chocolate Mystery #3 –Sarah Graves

On the Lamb – A Kebab Kitchen Mystery #4 – Tina Kashian

A Silent Stabbing – A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery #5 – Alyssa Maxwell

Eternity Springs – The McBrides of Texas: Tucker – Emily March

Murder Makes Scents – A Nantucket Candle Shop Maker Mystery #2 – Christen Brecher

Here Comes the Body – A Catering Hall Mystery #1 – Maria DiRico

Dressed up for Murder – Sophie Kimball Mystery #6 – J.C. Eaton

An Orphan of Hell’s Kitchen – A Louise Falk Mystery #3 – Liz Freeland

Who’s Dead, Doc? – A Jules & Bun Mystery #2 – J.M. Griffin

Death With a Dark Red Rose – Writer’s Apprentice Mystery #5 – Julia Buckley

The King’s Justice – Maggie Hope Mystery #20 – Susan Elia MacNeal

British Murder – English Tea Murder #17/ Lucy Stone #23 – Leslie Meier

Murder in an Irish Cottage – An Irish Village Mystery #5 – Carlene O’Connor

Dead Ringer – Mattie Winston Mystery #11 – Annelise Ryan

Pies Before Guys – A Pie Town Mystery #4 – Kirsten Weiss

Imaginary Numbers – InCryptid #9 – Seanan McGuire

A Highlander in a Pickup – Highland, Georgia #2 – Laura Trentham

How to Love Your Elf – Embraced by Magic #1 – Kerrelyn Sparks

The Darkest Kings – Lords of the Underworld #15 – Gena Showalter

Gone at Midnight – The Mysterious Death of Elissa Lam – Jake Anderson

Coconut Layer Cake Murder – A Hannah Swenson Mystery – Joanne Flake

Rope Burns – Those Jensen Boys! #5 – J.A. Johnstone, William W. Johnstone

Tucker – Eternity Springs, The McBrides of Texas – Emily March

The Burglar in Short Order – A Bernie Rhodenbarr Novel – Lawrence Block

 

 

 

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Amazing: It’s almost September already!

Here’s my multi-genre list of September reviews.  As usual I post it early so you can pre-order or reserve them at your library in time to get the first copy available.  I hope you find some amazing reads for the coming month.

Nora-Adrienne

 

September 2016

Week of September 1st. – 9th.

Paint the Town Dead – A Silver Six Crafting Mystery #2 – Nancy Haddock *

By Familiar Means – A Witch’s Cat Mystery #2 – Delia James *

Deja Who – MaryJanice Davidson *

Letters from Paris – Paris Key novel #2 – Juliet Blackwell *

Cancelled by Murder – A Postmistress Mystery #2 – Jean Flowers *

Murder of a Cranky Cat Catnapper – A Scumble River Mystery #19 – Denise Swanson *

No Farm, No Foul – A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery #1 – Peg Cochran *

Digging up Dirt – A Southern Ladies Mystery #3 – Miranda James *

Cheddar Off Dead – An Undercover Dish Mystery #2 – Julia Buckley *

Apprentice in Death – In Death #43 – J.D. Robb *

My Wild Irish Dragon – Boston Dragons #2 – Ashlyn Chase *

Once Broken Faith – An October Daye Novel #10 – Seanan McGuire *

The Question of the Felonious Friend – Asperger’ #3 – E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen *

Guardian’s Mate – A Shifter Unbound Novel – Jennifer Ashley *

Closed Casket – The New Hercule Poirot Mysteries – Sophie Hannah/Agatha Christie *

Black and Blueberry Die – A Fresh Baked Mystery – Livia J. Washburn *

Two Tall Tails – A Magical Cats Mystery #9 – Sofie Kelly *

Apprentice in Death – In Death #43 – J.D. Robb *

Santorini Caesars – Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis #8 – Jeffrey Siger *

 

Week of September 12th.

Driving Heat – Nikki Heat #7 – Richard Castle *

Death of an Avid Reader – Kate Shackleton #6 – Frances Brody *

 

Week of September 19th.

The Magician – Dark Arcana #1 – E.J. Stevens *

By Familiar Means – A Witch’s Cat Mystery #2 – Delia James *

Immortal Nights – An Argeneau Novel #24 – Lynsay Sands *

Magic Binds – A Kate Daniels Novel – Ilona Andrews *

Pushing up Daisies – An Agatha Raisin Mystery #27– M.C. Beaton *

Crushing on Love – Love in Bloom (The Bradens) – Melissa Foster *

Not Quite Perfect – Not Quite Perfect series book 6 – Catherine Bybee *

 

Week of September 26th.

Death by Pumpkin Spice – A Bookstore Café Mystery – Alex Erickson *

It’s Your Party, Die if You Want To – A Liv and Di Mystery – Vickie Fee *

The Semi-Sweet Hereafter – A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #3– Colette London *

High Kicks, Hot Chocolate, and Homicides – A Happy-Hoofers Mystery #5– Mary McHugh *

British Manor Murder – A Lucy Stone Mystery – Leslie Meier *

Christmas Caramel Murder – A Hannah Swenson Mystery – Joanne Fluke *

Shadow Silence – Whisper Hollow #2 – Yasmine Galenorn *

Magic Binds – A Kate Daniels Novel – Ilona Andrews *

A Cherry Cola Christmas – A Cherry Cola Book Club Novel – Ashton Lee *

A March to Remember – A Hattie Davis Mystery – Anna Loan – Wilsey *

Before She Dies – Suspense Mystery – Mary Burton *

Bite Me – The Pride Series #9 – Shelly Laurenston *

Nick of Time – Suspense/Thriller/Action – John Gilstrap *

Shoot ‘em Up – A Maisie McGrane Mystery #3 – Janey Mack *

The Babe Ruth Deception – A Fraser and Cook Mystery #3 – David O. Stewart *

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

The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club – A Contemporary Novel – Lexi Eddings *

The House on Honeysuckle Lane – An Oliver’s Well Novel #2 – Mary McDonough *

The Murder of a Queen Bee – A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery #2 – Meera Lester *

Dangerous Protector – Aegis Group Book #5 – Sidney Bristol *

Dandelion Dead – A Natural Remedies Mystery #4 – Chrystle Fiedler *

 

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Gentle on my Mind is a Thoughtful and Enjoyable Read

Gentle on my MindGentle on my Mind

By Susan Fox

Copyright: September 2013

Publisher: Zebra Contemporary Romance

Brooke Kincaid knows second chances don’t come cheap. She’s spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable. But now a stranger’s Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop. Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon—his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel more alive than she’s ever been.

By rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life. Instead, she’s offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man. Jake knows she’s vulnerable, but she’s also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire. It’s a combination that could make even a die-hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can get…

Brooke has worked hard to change the minds of her neighbors and prove that she’s changed, and moved beyond being the person they knew for many years.  Having what to her appears to be a gang banger biker crash into her fence (with requisite bullet wound) is not helping her peace of mind.  Let’s not forget the fact that even with his gruff exterior and threats of mayhem if she doesn’t do what he wants, she’s finding feeling for him that she has not felt in ages.

Jake is an undercover cop who is now in trouble and must let this strange woman help him without giving himself away.  Together they will both find out things about each other and themselves that will hopefully make them both better and stronger people.

Factor in Brooke’s son and family, and the extended family and you have not only a mystery but a romance that will keep you spellbound from the first page to the last.  I found the characters to be believable and compelling (having a cop for a son in law, and a cousin who spent his career in Military Intelligence made it easy).

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

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Deadly Little Lies Will Hold You Captive Till the End.

Deadly Little Lies

By: Jeanne Adams

Copyright: September 2011

Publisher: Zebra Romantic Suspense

Secrets are what drive billionaire Shipping Magnate Davros Gianakopulos to succeed. And no one intrigues him more than striking art gallery owner Carrie McCray. But when a vengeful enemy traps Dav and Carrie in a ruthless battle of wits, the only thing he can trust is desire…

Carrie has faced down trouble before – betrayal taught her how. But staying one step ahead of those hunting her and Dav is as dangerous as her urgent feelings for him. Each move brings them closer to disaster, just as Dav’s every searching kiss challenges Carrie’s hard-won reserve. And he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her…even putting their last chance at love on the line…

Davros and Gates Bromley have been friends and business partners for many years.  Gates is now a partner in his own software and security business.  They are meeting to discuss plans for projects they are both involved with and going over the number and type of assets that will be employed in it.

Davros Gianakopulos is not only an extremely rich and powerful businessman, he’s a man who usually gets what he wants.  What he wants and has wanted for some time is art gallery owner Carrie McCray. He’s been interested in her since the day he saw her setting up a display in her gallery.  After his meeting with Gates he is picking up Carrie for lunch (the first time she’s agreed to go out with him) and because of this he’s not concentrating on anything but her.

Dav goes against all his own rules and decides they will walk to the restaurant he’s chosen.  His security detail is taken by surprise and totally thrown off their stride.  Arriving at the restaurant Dav notices what appears to be a movie crew shooting a scene a few blocks over and comments to Carrie about it.  He’s a bit upset since his security people should have been aware of this and informed him prior to picking this restaurant for lunch.

Seated outside in a sunny area they discuss some of their past adventures, he is interrupted by the approach of one of his security people.  He realizes that something is going on and grabs Carrie to leave the area.  As they are leaving a large Black SUV jumps the curb, going through the cement planters and begin firing at his security people.  He covers Carrie’s body with his own to protect her. He is grabbed, pulled into the SUV and a bag is placed over his head.  From here Dav and Carrie will have to live or die by their wits and shared talents.

This book pulled me into the action from the first page.  The Romantic Suspense genre is one of the most intense styles of writing I’ve ever enjoyed.  I’ve always loved adventure stories of any kind. Jeanne Adams has created a world where you become part of the action and lives of her characters. All of whom are totally three dimensional and very real.  In my mind I can see them walking down the streets of any major city, window shopping, visiting museums and galleries and enjoying life.

I’m looking forward to the next book in this series and also intend to go back and read them all in order again.

Ms. Adams can be found hanging out at https://www.facebook.com/JeanneAdams8 and also at http://www.jeanneadams.com

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

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