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I’m Skipping July and Going Right to August’s New Titles

Since I was preoccupied most of July and actually forgot to post the releases, I’m going to go right to August and let you start pre-ordering now from your favorite book sellers.

August 2015:

Week of August 1st. -7th.

Robin Hood: Demon’s Bane – Mark of the Black Arrow #1 – James R. Tuck
Magic Shifts – Kate Daniels #8 – Ilona Andrews
Dragonbane – Were-Hunter #9 – Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Veil – A Devil’s Isle #1 – Chloe Neill
Fudging the Books – Cookbook Nook Mystery #6 – Daryl Wood Gerber
A Dish Best Served Cold – An Italian Kitchen Mystery – Rosie Genova
If Onions could Spring Leaks – Country Cooking School Mystery – Paige Shelton
Berried Secrets – A Cranberry Cove Mystery #1 – Peg Cochrane
Crushed Velvet – A Material Witness Mystery – Diane Vallere
Better Homes and Corpses – Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery – Kathleen Bridges
Revenge of the Chili Queens – A Chili Cook-off Mystery – Kylie Logan
Murder in the Paperback Parlor – A Book Retreat Mystery – Ellery Adams
Kitty Saves the World – Kitty Norville #14 – Carrie Vaughn
Smoke on the Water – Summer of Witches #3 – Lori Handeland
The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret – A Cats in Trouble Mystery – Leann Sweeney
Loom and Doom – A Weaving Mystery – Carol A. Martin
Grim Tidings – Hellhound Chronicles #2 – Caitlin Kittredge *
Public Enemies – Immortal Game #2 – Ann Aguirre *
Chase the Darkness – Alpha Pack #7 – J.D. Tyler *
Malice at the Palace – Royal Spyness #9 – Rhys Bowen
Deceptions – Cainsville #3 – Kelley Armstrong
Killer Wedding Cake – A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery – Gayle Trent *
Blood Call – Lilith Saintcrow *
The Joy of Witchcraft – A Jane Madison Novel – Mindy Klasky *
Code Grey – A Dulcie Schwartz Mystery – Clea Simon *
Give Em Pumpkin Pie to Talk About – Pumpkin Patch Mystery #1 – J & J Lavene *
Lord of the Wings – A Meg Langslow Mystery #19 – Donna Andrews *

Week of August 9th.

(Not all Princes are) Fearless – Pax Arcana #3 – Elliot James
Seaside Nights – Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers – Melissa Foster *

Week of August 16th.

Deceptions – Cainsville Vampires #3 – Kelley Armstrong
Killer Run – A Tourist Trap Mystery #5 – Lynn Cahoon

Week of August 23rd.

Gone but Knot Forgotten – Mary Marks *
Between a Vamp and a Hard Place – Midnight Liaisons #5 – Jessica Sims *
Threads of Evidence – A Mainely Needlepoint #2 – Lea Wait
Candy Corn Murder – A Lucy Stone Mystery – Leslie Meier
Nantucket – Contemporary Romance – Nan Rossiter
Thoreau in Phantom Bog – A Henry David Thoreau Mystery – B.B. Oak
Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets – A Happy Hoofers Mystery #3 – Mary McHugh
Mystic Park – A Finding Home Novel – Regina Hart
Shadow Strike – Immortal Guardians #6 – Dianne Duvall
On the Hunt – Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti, Hannah Jayne, Dianne Duvall
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall – Katie Alender
Wildest Dreams – A Thunder Point Novel – Robyn Carr
Breakout – The Dred Chronicles – Ann Aguirre
When a Scot Ties the Knot – Castles Ever After Novel – Tessa Dare *
“X” – A Kinsey Millhone Mystery – Sue Grafton *

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Honey Pie is a Sweet Treat for the Mind

Honey PieHoney Pie

By Donna Kauffman

Copyright: May 2013

Publisher: Brava

Mocha Chocolate Chip… Caramel Fudge…Strawberry Lemonade…Butter Rum…There’s no such thing as guilt when it’s another delicious bitch and bake session with the women of the Cupcake Club…

When Honey D’Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island, she’s prepared to start a whole new life. Her plan is simple—make a home, open a shop, and maybe, finally, find a place to belong. But the building she now owns is leased to none other than the owner of Babycakes, which means her spot is already occupied. Honey isn’t sure how to put down roots when she has nowhere to plant them. But sexy, softhearted mechanic Dylan Ross seems determined to help. He’s everything she never imagined she would find in a man, and each kiss is more persuasive than the last…

Soon enough, Honey is another important ingredient in the spicy mix of the Cupcake Club. But will Dylan convince her that what she craves most is his love?

This is the fourth Cupcake Club romance, and we are introduced to a new character in the ongoing story. Honey is an artist who is well known in her own mid-west home state and has an online presence also.  She is a bit of a recluse which is part of her problem.  She always thought she was close with her aunt because she stayed in touch by phone, and thought gram was fine until she got a letter from her aunt’s attorney that she had passed on and left Honey her estate.

Packing up her business into her aunt’s old VW Beetle and headed east to start over.  Barely making it onto the island she sees that her aunt’s store has been rented out to the connecting store and is less than thrilled to realize that not only doesn’t she have a place to live, but nowhere to open a retail gallery for her work.  Honey is NOT a happy camper.

Follow her adventure, from finding a place to stay, to getting her ancient VW fixed, to finding new friends and “family”.

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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The Wedding You’ll Never Forget – Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book to preview and review. It is definitely a Beach Book, and a Summer Vacation take along. You wont be sorry you bought it. 

 

Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides

By Kaitlyn Dunnett

Copyright August 2012

Publisher Kensington

 

Moosetookalook, Maine, has never seen so many bare legs walking its streets. It could only mean one thing: the Western Maine Highland Games are in town for the weekend. But instead of wondering who’ll win the hammer throw, everyone’s asking who got kilt…

Even if Liss MacCrimmon, soon to be Mrs. Dan Ruskin, spends her days running the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium, all she wants is a simple white wedding as she walks down the aisle accompanied by her father. When it comes to weddings, however, her mother, Vi, has another idea about tradition. Instead of white, Vi sees tartan, tartan, and more tartan.

What bonnie luck then that Liss and Dan’s wedding is scheduled on the same weekend as the Western Maine Highland Games. What could make a nuptial weekend more memorable than a hammer throw or medieval reenactment group to go along with the tossing of the bouquet? How about a charming college professor found slashed to death by his own reproduction of a broadsword?

But who’d go medieval on a professor, no matter how nutty? Turns out the deceased had plenty of enemies, including a line of female conquests stretching back to the dark ages, a band of picketers protesting his historically questionable theories, and a strapping collegiate with a howdy-doody smile. And topping the suspect list is Liss’s own father, Donald “Mac” MacCrimmon!

As much as Liss tries to keep her fingers out of the sleuthing cake, she finds herself again dead center of a Moosetookalook murder mystery. If Liss doesn’t solve this one, and quick, she might never say “I do,” let alone “’til death do us part.” 

 

Liss is a very nervous bride to be. It’s not just the plans for the wedding (which her mother wants to take over), it’s also finding a dress (which her mom has already designed in  her head), keeping up with her online sales, and spending quality time with her fiancé.  On top of all that she’s got another murder to solve so that the nuptials can take place on schedule.

Why is Liss involved in another murder you might ask… well her dad’s under suspicion of killing a college professor that his wife once had an affair with.  Don’t you just love it when your past comes back to bite you in the butt?

All Liss wanted was a romantic Church Wedding, something that was simple and elegant.  I totally loved the book and the fact that the romance between Liss and Dan is there to be seen, and even the love between her parents. All in all this is a great summer read for anyone looking for a cozy to take along to the beach or on summer vacation.

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

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