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Finish off the year with great December reads

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New York Times bestseller Cleo Coyle's "delightfully twisty" new Coffeehouse Mystery.

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She’s hiding from killers. Can she find a safe haven in Amish country?

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With a heart torn between two men and two cities, what’s a girl to do?

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Goode girls don’t lie…

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Will an abandoned child bring them together? Or tear them apart?

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This SEAL turned sheriff realizes there’s no rule or regulation he won’t break to keep his love safe.

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He’s Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob…and her son’s secret father.


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by Iris Johansen
"A taut, explosive, and intricate mystery..."
Posted November 20, 2018

VENDETTA, Iris Johansen's fifth book in the Catherine Ling series, starts in the jungle with a frantic race to save the life of a young girl and thrusts its way across the globe to answer a threat from the inheritor of an Read more...

Tricks for Free
by Seanan McGuire
"Marvelous Book, Plenty of Fun and Excitement"
Posted March 7, 2018

Still on the run from the Covenant, Antimony Price loses herself in the anonymity of a low-scale job in Lowryland, a Florida theme park. Luck seems to be going her way, and life is basically ok, despite missing her family more than she ever thought possible. When freak accidents Read more...

Dragon Spawn
by Eileen Wilks
"Hold On Tight, the Action is Fierce"
Posted February 7, 2018

Eileen Wilks takes us on a ride of ever-increasing action in DRAGON SPAWN, Book 13 in her Lupi series. I am one who prefers to read a series in order. Unfortunately, it has been a rather considerable number of Read more...

The Painted Queen
by Joan Hess, Elizabeth Peters
"Last Volume of Well-Beloved Series Satisfies"
Posted February 7, 2018

I felt a wave of mixed emotions as I opened the cover of THE PAINTED QUEEN. I knew it was the very last time I would be reading a new Amelia Peabody mystery, and yet I was so very grateful to hold it in my hands. I knew Barbara Mertz Read more...

Veiled Menace
by Deborah Blake
"Another Exciting Book in the Veiled Magic Series"
Posted February 7, 2018

The various aspects of Donata Santori's life; her job, her family, her romantic relationships, all are pressuring her to find answers at the risk of dire consequences if she fails in VEILED MENACE, the second in Deborah Blake's Read more...

Magic For Nothing
by Seanan McGuire
"Necessary Part of the Incryptid Series"
Posted January 17, 2018

Seanan McGuire always delivers a well-written tale. MAGIC FOR NOTHING has the expectedly enjoyable interactions with new-to-us cryptids, as well as an interestingly close-up view of workings within the folds of the Covenant but for me the reading experience was not as enjoyable as I had Read more...

The Ones Who Got Away
by Roni Loren
"Flat Out Loved This Book!"
Posted January 16, 2018

THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY is about the value of friendship, living life, and taking chances by two-time Rita Award winner Roni Loren. (You may already be familiar with her Loving On the Edge series.) This first in a Read more...

by Tracy Ewens
"Where Have Tracy Ewens' Books Been All My Life?"
Posted October 31, 2017

Where have Tracy Ewens' books been all my life? Everything about BREW is heart-meltingly real; the town of Petaluma, its citizens, the circle of friends and family surrounding the main love interests and most especially the love story itself. Boyd McNaughton, a Master Brewer, father, oldest brother and unknowingly Read more...

Duke of Desire
by Elizabeth Hoyt
"Quite Possibly the Best Yet in the Maiden Lane novels"
Posted October 18, 2017

Book 12 in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series, DUKE OF DESIRE is quite possibly the best yet. Hoyt is gifted with laying bright silks of joy against the dark rough stone of despair and in DUKE OF DESIRE, she Read more...

Cat Got Your Cash
by Julie Chase
"Darling Pets, Handsome Romantic Interests and a Perfectly Suspenseful Mystery Set in New Orleans."
Posted July 17, 2017

Immerse yourself in the delicious heat of New Orleans as you follow Lacy Marie Crocker on another fun-packed (yet perfectly suspenseful) ride to solve a murder mystery. CAT GOT YOUR CASH is the second in Julie Chase's Kitty Couture Read more...

Elementary, She Read
by Vicki Delany
"The Essence of Holmes Lives On"
Posted July 17, 2017

An incredibly rare piece of Sherlockian memorabilia, a main character with appealing quirks and of course a murder combine in ELEMENTARY, SHE READ, the first in Vicki Delany's new cozy Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery series. I was first drawn Read more...

Her True Match
by Paige Tyler
"Passion, Power and a Few Belly Laughs"
Posted June 27, 2017

HER TRUE MATCH pits Dreya Clark and her honed thieving talents against by-the-book cop Braden Hayes for an enthralling, entertaining read. Book six in Paige Tyler's X-Ops series sparkles with humor without losing one iota of Read more...

A Piece of My Heart
by Sharon Sala
"Settle in for a Lovely Visit to a Place That Feels Like Home"
Posted May 4, 2017

Get yourself some sweet tea and perhaps just a small slice of pie and settle in for a visit to a place that feels like home. Mercy Dane can take care of herself. Alone in the world, having aged out of the foster care system she has built a life Read more...

How To Tame A Beast in Seven Days
by Kerrelyn Sparks
"Fantasy Paranormal Romance with a Fairy Tale Vibe"
Posted March 7, 2017

Kerrelyn Sparks crafts a gripping premise with this first in her new Embraced series, HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS. Raised as an orphan on a remote island, a mysterious visitor changes Luciana's life. Thrown Read more...

Alien Nation
by Gini Koch
"Strong Series Keeps the Laughter Alive"
Posted January 11, 2017

With cuddly protectors, hand bag of capacious and unusual contents, and of course her iPod loaded with appropriate playlists, the Earth's favorite First Lady takes on another evilly twisted plot that puts the entire planet in danger in Gini Koch's ALIEN NATION. Picking up six weeks after book Read more...

When All The Girls Have Gone
by Jayne Ann Krentz
"Tense, Riveting and Absorbing Mystery Surrounds a Lovely Believable Romance"
Posted January 5, 2017

WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE is a tense, riveting and absorbing mystery surrounding a lovely believable romance. Set in the Pacific Northwest, the weather and geography provide a poignant counterpoint that deepened my enjoyment. Charlotte Sawyer is happily settling into her job as activities director for Rainy Creek Gardens Read more...

A Christmas Bride
by Hope Ramsay
"Happiness is a New Hope Ramsey Series"
Posted January 5, 2017

I was very happy to be chosen to review A CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Hope Ramsay, the first full book in her Chapel of Love series (a prequel, A FAIRYTALE BRIDE was published in June). A new Read more...

Frost Line
by Linda Howard, Linda Jones
"Strength and Passion Collide While Saving a Child"
Posted January 4, 2017

In FROST LINE the power of a young boy's need activates a long-lost magical artifact, drawing Lenna from her changeless world into adventure and danger.

Lenna is the manifestation of the tarot card Strength. She and her fellow manifestations of the Major Arcana inhabit Aeonia, a changeless Read more...

Silk Stalkings
by Diane Vallere
"Highly textured fabric of mystery surrounds book three"
Posted September 11, 2016

In SILK STALKINGS, her third Material Witness mystery, Diane Vallere wraps us in the characters we've grown to love in books one and two (SUEDE TO REST and CRUSHED VELVET, respectively) while celebrating a major cultural facet Read more...

Flight from Mayhem
by Yasmine Galenorn
"When a serial killer targets elderly fae, Shimmer and company take action"
Posted September 11, 2016

FLIGHT FROM MAYHEM, book two in Yasmine Galenorn's new Fly By Night series has Shimmer and company looking into a series of bizarre deaths that could be the work of an Otherworld serial killer. Add Alex's Read more...

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