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Welcome to January 2017

So here we are starting a whole new year of reading. I hope you find something new and interesting in this list.  I try hard to find new to me authors to add and new genres and sub-genres to check out.  I’ll tell you now, this list is already pretty full and I’ve even got books for 2018 listed on my home computer to track as it comes to press.

Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you all!

Nora

 

January 2017:

Week of Jan. 1st.

Telling Tails – A Second Chance Cat Mystery #4 – Sofie Ryan *

Bookman Dead Style – A Dangerous Type Mystery – Paige Shelton *

A Wee Death in the Hotel – A Scotshop Mystery – Fran Stewart *

Pop Goes the Murder – A Popcorn Shop Mystery #2 – Kristi Abbott *

It Happened in Scotland – A Kilts and Quilts Mystery #6 – Patience Griffin *

The Perils of Paulie – A Matchmaker in Wonderland Romance – Katie MacAlister *

The Guests on South Battery – A Tradd Street Novel #5 – Karen White *

Assault and Beret – A Hat Shop Mystery – Jenn McKinlay *

Fudge and Jury – A Bakeshop Mystery – Ellie Alexander *

Lethal in Old Lace – Consignment Shop Mystery #6 – Duffy Brown *

She Stopped for Death – A Little Library Mystery #2 – Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli *

Third Times a Crime – A Love or Money Mystery #3 – Diana Orgain *

A Frying Shame – Deep Fried Mystery #3 – Linda Reilly *

Murder Impawsible – Paws & Claws #4 – Krista Davis *

War and Peach – A Georgia Peach Mystery #3 – Susan Furlong *

Graveyard Shift – A Pepper Martin Paranormal Mystery #10 – Casey Daniels *

Holiday Hangover – A Zoe Donovan Mystery #23 – Kathi Daley *

 

Week of Jan. 8th.

Dead Cold Brew – A Coffeehouse Mystery – Cleo Coyle *

Dark or Dusk or Dawn or Day – Seanan McGuire *

The Elusive Elixir – An Accidental Alchemist Mystery – Gigi Pandian *

The Summer Wedding – Married in Malibu #2 – Bella Andre *

Explore/Create – Science Fiction – Richard Garriott *

 

Week of Jan. 15th.

Feversong – A Fever Novel – Karin Marie Moning *

A Perilous Undertaking – Veronica Speedwell Mystery #2 – Deanna Raybourn *

Twelve Angry Librarians – A Cat in the Stacks Mystery #8 – Miranda James *

Hot as Sin – A Book Boyfriend Novel #1 – Carly Phillips *

River City Dead – Addie Mundeen Mystery #4 – Nancy Glass West *

A Love for Leah – The Amish Matchmaker – Emma Miller *

Heartstone – Paranormal Romance – Elle Katharine White*

 

Week of Jan. 22nd. – 31st.

Murder Wears White – A Wedding Planner Mystery – Stephanie Blackmoore *

Staying for Good – A Most Likely To novel – Catherine Bybee *

Snared – Elemental Assassin – Jennifer Estep *

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight – A Charley Davidson Novel – Darynda Jones *

Into the Firestorm – BOSS, Inc. #3 – Kat Martin *

Ava’s Place – Emily Beck Cogburn *

Some Kind of Magic – Mary Anne Marlowe *

Brighton Belle – A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery #1 – Sara Sheridan *

The Second Sister – Mary Bostwick *

Murder Go Round – A Witch City Mystery #4 – Carol J. Perry *

Murder in an Irish Village – PB –  Carlene O’Connor *

On Second Thought – A Novel – Kristan Higgins *

Accidentally on Purpose – A Heartbreaker Bay Novel #3 – Jill Shalvis *

Power Game – A GhostWalker Novel – Christine Feehan *

A Short Time to Die – A Novel of Suspense – Susan Alice Bickford *

Justice Ascending – The Scorpius Syndrome #3 – Rebecca Zanetti *

We Can Remember it for You Wholesale and Other Classic Stories – Philip K. Dick *

Scene of the Grind – Killer Coffee mystery series #1 – Tonya Kappes *

At Close Range – A Tracers Novel – Laura Griffin *

Falling for a Highlander – Romance Novel -Lynsay Sands *

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Thanksgiving and then December with all new reads.

As always this is a multi-genre list showing as many different types of books I could find and add to my list.  I hope you enjoy them and maybe find some new to you authors to bring home for the holiday.

Nora

December 2016:

Week of Dec. 1st. – 9th.

Dead, Bath & Beyond – A Victoria Square Mystery #4 – Lorraine Bartlett, Laurie Cass *

The Ghosts of Misty Hollow – A Granny Apples Mystery – SueAnn Jaffarian *

Alien Nation – Kitty #14 – Gini Koch *

Egg Drop Dead – A Cackleberry Club Mystery #7 – Laura Childs *

Pros and Cons – A Magical Bookshop Mystery #2 – Amanda Flower *

Frosty the Dead Man – A Snow Globe Shop Mystery #3 – Christine Husom *

Spouse on a Haunted Hill – A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery – E.J. Copperman *

Winter Halo – Outcast Novel #2 – Keri Arthur *

Plaid and Plagiarism – The Highland Bookshop Mystery #1 – Molly MacRae *

Dead Cold Brew – A Coffeehouse Mystery – Cleo Coyle *

Better off Thread – An Embroidery Mystery – Amanda Lee *

Island of Glass – Guardians Trilogy – Nora Roberts *

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

Crime and Catnip – A Nick and Nora Mystery #3 – T.C. Lotempio *

Graveyard Shift – A Pepper Martin Mystery – Casey Daniels *

James – 7 Brides for 7 Brothers  book 6 – Roxanne St. Claire *

 

Week of Dec. 12th.

Curried Away – A Spice Shop Mystery #4 – Gail Oust *

Buried in the Country – A Cornish Mystery – Carola Dunn *

Forever, Again – Victoria Laurie *

Will Never Fade – A Riley O’Brien & Co. Novel – Jenna Sutton *

 

Week of Dec. 19th.

The Cat Sitter and the Canary – A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #11 – John & Blaize Clement *

One Fell Sweep – Innkeeper Chronicles #3 – Ilona Andrews *

 

  Week of Dec. 26th.

A Pinch of Poison – A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery – Alyssa Maxwell *

Custom Baked Murder – A Pawsitively Organic Mystery – Liz Mugavero *

Field of Fire – A Jericho Quinn Thriller – Marc Cameron *

A Ghostly Reunion – A Ghostly Southern Mystery – Tonya Kappes *

That Iced Under – A Main Clambake Mystery #5 – Barbara Ross *

Darkness – A Gardiner and Renner Novel #1 – Lisa Black *

The Edge of the Blade – The Uncharted Realms #2 – Jeffe Kennedy *

Kill Without Shame – ARES Security #2 – Alexandra Ivy *

Boomer’s Bucket List – Sue Pethick *

Close to the Broken Hearted – An Alvin, Alabama Novel #2 – Michael Heibert *

Crash and Burn – The Sisterhood #27 – Fern Michaels *

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

Death on the Patagonian Express – An Amy’s Travel Mystery #3 – HC- Hy Conrad *

Bell, Book & Candlemas – A Wiccan Wheel Mystery #2 – Jennifer David Hesse *

Highland Sinner – The Murrays – Hannah Howell *

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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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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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Theresa Meyers’s “The Hunter” Will Have You Hunting For the Next Book in the Series

The Hunter

By: Theresa Meyers

Copyright: November 2011

Publisher: Zebra Books

 

They’re the Chosen—Winchester, Remington and Colt—brothers trained to hunt down supernatural beings using the latest steam-powered gadgetry. It’s a hard legacy to shoulder, and it’s about to get a lot more dangerous. . .

A Devil Of A Job

Colt Jackson has gotten his name on many a wanted poster with success in the family business: hunting supernaturals across the frontier. Lately, though, there’s a sulfur stink in the wind and the Darkin population is exploding. A rift in the worlds is appearing. To close it, Colt will have to do the unthinkable and work with a demon to pass arcane boundaries no human alone can cross.

Except when he summons his demon, he doesn’t get some horned monstrosity: he gets a curvy redheaded succubus named Lilly, who’s willing to make a bargain to become human again. He also gets Lilly’s secret expertise on the machinations on the dark side of the rift. And her charm and cleverness help to get them out of what his silver-loaded pistol and mechanical horse can’t. Of course, when all hell breaks loose, he might have to sacrifice his soul. But what’s adventure without a little risk?

 

Colt was only fourteen years old when his life was changed when he was attacked by a demon. He had been left at home to do some chores while his father and two older brothers were out hunting.  Three brothers all named after famous weapons. They were Hunters, a calling that goes back hundreds of years in their family.  Colt wasn’t supposed to become a Hunter at such a young age, but after the attack on him left his older brother Winchester with an axe wound to his upper thigh.

Now twenty four years old, Colt was on a number of wanted posters. His career as a Hunter has him travelling all around the west. He’s stopped into the town of Wickenburg to get some ice, ice water that is.  When the nearby mines flooded someone got the bright idea of installing freezing units into them and supplying ice to anyone who wanted to pay the price.  He’s in a bar right now, and realizes that there’s the smell of sulfur in the air.  A telltale sign that a demon is nearby.

Colt is approached by one of the dance hall girls who propositions him.  After talking for a minute or two the girl morphs into a vampire and starts to attack him saying, “Now, Hunter, you will die”. He immediately pulls his sting shooter and tells her “Ladies first” and zaps her.

This is our entry into the world of, and the Legend of the Hunters and their Chronicles.  Colt is on a mission to destroy the monsters and to do that he must go on a treasure hunt of sorts to find the means of fulfilling it.

Theresa Miles is a well known author in the paranormal and romance genres, this new series which is venturing into the Steampunk genre shows just how multi-talented she is. I’m looking forward to the rest of the books in this series and I’m sure you will too.

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

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