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Who is the unconscious stranger who looks like her?

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Chocolate: Earth’s only hope in a romantic scifi adventure.

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A Civil War reenactment, a missing body, an ex-CIA agent and her renegade Girl Scout troop – what could go wrong?

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He'll risk everything to save her

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As girls, they bonded over broken homes and growing up in foster care.
As women, they're fighting for their lives, and loves, once more…

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Revisit Harmony Harbor

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Welcome to Blessings, Georgia, the best small town in the South!


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Musket Ball Murder
by Leslie Langtry
"Historical re-enactments can be deadly"
Posted March 27, 2020

Former CIA Agent Merry Wrath has her hands full. Her best friend, Kelly, signed up their Girl Scout Troop to participate in the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle at Idiot Creek. The Battle of Idiot Creek was historically insignificant, ending quickly when a skunk named Orville sprayed Read more...

Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselves
by Kenden Alfond
"Perfect cookbook for a church based book club!"
Posted March 24, 2020

Eating plant-based foods and finding healthy plant-based recipes has been all the rage lately. There are all sorts of websites and other places you can go to find recipes. However, Kenden Alfond offers a novel approach to the traditional cookbook by featuring twenty women from the Jewish Read more...

The Return
by Rachel Harrison
"What happened to Julie while she was missing?"
Posted March 24, 2020

Elise, Julie, Molly, and Mae have been best friends since college and their strong bond has kept them close despite the physical distances between them since then. Word that Julie is missing after a hike in Acadia National Park sends shockwaves through their friendship. Molly and Mae are ready Read more...

The Deep
by Alma Katsu
"Horror at its finest... steeped in history and folklore!"
Posted March 22, 2020

The story and tragic fate of the Titanic is well known. Lesser known is the story of the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic, which also sank four years after the Titanic. Violet Jessup was a survivor of both ship sinkings and served as a stewardess and a Read more...

Smoke Bitten
by Patricia Briggs
"A new danger is after the Tri-Counties...."
Posted March 18, 2020

Mercy Thompson Hauptman is troubled… but things are about to get even worse. Lately, her mate and Alpha wolf, Adam Hauptman, has been emotionally distant, an unusual rarity for a werewolf. There’s also dissension within the pack over Adam’s daughter, Jesse, and his ex Read more...

Crush the King
by Jennifer Estep
"Let the Regalia Games begin..."
Posted March 15, 2020

The Regalia Games showcases competitions between champions of the various kingdoms. All the kings, queens, nobles, and warriors of the kingdoms attend, each bringing their best finery and magic. Some of the competitions involve the kings and queens themselves, whereas others feature champions carefully selected by their kingdom. Queen Read more...

A Crafter Quilts a Crime
by Holly Quinn
"The S.H.E. amateur detectives have another murder mystery to solve!"
Posted March 11, 2020

The annual Fire & Ice event in Heartsford, Wisconsin, is a highly anticipated event. In fact, it’s the only time the snow and frigid temperatures outside encourage customers to venture out into the community after Christmas. Sammy Kane is excited about her novel idea for the event Read more...

Murder Makes Scents
by Christin Brecher
"Action-packed cozy mystery with an international twist!"
Posted March 3, 2020

Stella Wright is enjoying Paris, where she is attending the World Perfumery Conference and getting to spend precious time with her mom, Millie. Millie is a perfumer and loves to visit places like the rainforest in order to discover new and exotic scents. Unfortunately, the convention takes a nasty Read more...

The Burning Chambers
by Kate Mosse
"Phenomenal work of historical fiction set during tumultuous times in France's history"
Posted March 1, 2020

The year is 1562 and the people of France are divided by religion. The Wars of Religion have commenced, and it's Catholics versus Huguenots, where even the bonds of family and friendship are fraying. Minou Joubert is running her father’s bookshop, as her father remains listless Read more...

The Burning Chambers
by Kate Mosse
"Phenomenal work of historical fiction set during tumultuous times in France's history"
Posted March 1, 2020

The year is 1562 and the people of France are divided by religion. The Wars of Religion have commenced, and it's Catholics versus Huguenots, where even the bonds of family and friendship are fraying. Minou Joubert is running her father’s bookshop, as her father remains listless Read more...

The Fenmere Job
by Marshall Ryan Maresca
"A must read for fantasy fans!"
Posted February 29, 2020

Verci Rynax had promised his wife he was out of the family business for good. From now on, the bakery would be their livelihood with no more thieving hijinks planned with his brother, Asti. The truce with their old ally, Josie Holt, is still standing and they are looking Read more...

Matchmaking Can Be Murder
by Amanda Flower
"Can Millie solve a mystery and clear her niece's name?"
Posted February 27, 2020

Millie Fisher has a knack for knowing when a relationship is meant to be. Unfortunately, she also knows without a doubt that her beloved niece, Edith Hochstetler, isn’t headed for true love and happiness with her fiancé, Zeke Miller. After all, Edith owns the very lucrative Read more...

Imaginary Numbers
by Seanan McGuire
"Who will survive when the cuckoo vs human war begins?"
Posted February 27, 2020

Sarah Zellaby hasn’t left her home alone in five years, not since she’d used her abilities to help Verity and Dominic escape from the Covenant of St. George. Now she’s determined to travel alone to Ohio to visit the rest of her adopted Read more...

Hems and Homicide
by Elizabeth Penney
"Intriguing cozy mystery with fascinating characters"
Posted February 22, 2020

Iris Buckley is excited about the new store she’s opening with her grandmother, Anne Buckley. Ruffles and Bows will feature a variety of linens, both vintage and current, as well as various craft classes and aprons aplenty. The storefront they’ve just leased is the first Read more...

Adequate Yearly Progress
by Roxanna Elden
"Insightful satire about the educational system"
Posted February 19, 2020

Brae Hill Valley is like many other high schools in America, where teachers struggle to cope with the daily trials of teaching. This year, however, Brae Hill Valley has a new challenge as a celebrity author praised for his slogans and “easy fixes” to education has been Read more...

The Secret Chapter
by Genevieve Cogman
"A darned good story where the Librarian is the heroine and books have power..."
Posted February 5, 2020

The truce between the dragons and the Fae changes how Librarians can operate. As co-signatory to the peace accords, the Library must remain a neutral party, which includes no stealing books (euphemistically called retrievals) even for the purpose of maintaining the balance of order and chaos. Unfortunately, a Read more...

Naked Came the Florida Man
by Tim Dorsey
"A must read if you love Florida and all its weirdness!"
Posted February 1, 2020

Don’t shoot guns into the hurricane.” Even Serge A. Storms is stunned that Floridians need this warning from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and Serge is very familiar with the outrageous exploits so common to Florida. Serge is hot on the Read more...

Golden in Death
by J.D. Robb
"Opening packages can be deadly...."
Posted February 1, 2020

Who can’t resist opening a package, particularly if it looks like a surprise gift? Unfortunately, someone is using packages to deliver a toxic gift, one that has Lieutenant Eve Dallas sending in a hazmat team to clear the area. Dr. Kent Abner, a beloved pediatrician, is the Read more...

A Murderous Tangle
by Sally Goldenbaum
"A crafty hygge style mystery with red herrings aplenty!"
Posted January 18, 2020

The Seaside Knitting Studio is hosting its first holiday hygge and all the members are looking forward to a quiet gathering knitting or crocheting before a warm fire in their comfortable clothes with hot spiced cider and homemade cookies. Unfortunately, a murder disrupts the town of Sea Harbor and Read more...

Spartan Destiny
by Jennifer Estep
"A must-read for all fantasy fans!"
Posted January 18, 2020

Rory Forseti, a Spartan and Mythos Academy student, and the rest of Team Midgard are determined to keep powerful artifacts out of the hands of the Reapers. Rory has a more personal reason for hating the Reapers and their diabolical leader, Covington, as he murdered her parents when they Read more...

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27 comments posted.

Re: The Demigod Complex (3:34am February 22):

I love the premise of this one! Looking forward to reading
it :)

Re: Betraying the Billionaire (6:58pm December 21):

You and I had similar thoughts except I decided to mention
all my usual favorites in the intro and that select some in
categories I created LOL

Re: Chai Another Day (10:53am June 13):

Great series! Can't wait to read this one.

Re: Trial By Fire (5:39pm March 24, 2016):

I love that perspective! Now if only the general public
could get that through their heads.....

Re: Secret Sisters (7:53am January 16, 2016):

Miranda, you've never read one??? OMG, you HAVE to read one
of her books! And yes, great job, Netta!

Re: Asylum (10:00pm October 30, 2015):

When I was a kid, my brother and I were riding in the
back of a pickup truck (this was back in the days when
that was considered okay!). My parents were in the truck
driving us along a dark, forested area on some small road
in the middle of nowhere, SC. My brother and I have
overactive imaginations and swore we saw "tree people"
staring at us and banged loudly on the window and
demanded we all squeeze inside the truck so we'd be safe
from the "tree people". We still laugh about it to this

Re: The Summer Marked (3:56pm September 24, 2015):

Oh I'm definitely an end-peeker! I even read the end of the
Harry Potter series as I had to know who made it and who

Re: Waiting for Ethan (4:17pm September 15, 2015):

Oh I'm definitely an "end peeker" when it comes to books!

Re: Fudging the Books (3:45pm August 3, 2015):

I love to travel! My favorite place to travel is somewhere
new. This summer we explored Las Vegas and went to the
Grand Canyon. I also went on my first ghost tour in
Savannah, GA.

Re: Briar Queen (6:32am June 12, 2015):

I absolutely LOVE the Night and Nothing series!

Re: For Your Love (7:34am May 9, 2015):

How did I miss this one coming out? Love anything Beverly
Jenkins writes!

Re: Bittersweet (7:21pm April 6, 2015):

Love this series!

Re: Gideon (6:47am March 24, 2015):

I'm excited to hear about JERICHO!!

Re: The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl (8:05pm March 21, 2015):

Steampunk can be fun- especially seeing how the heroines
manage such adventures with their fancy dresses!

Re: The Dragon Conspiracy (12:55pm February 7, 2015):

I just recently read the short story in NIGHT SHIFT and have added a couple of your other books in my TBR pile as a result.

Re: Revenant (3:21pm December 19, 2014):

Love love LOVE Castiel! In fact, I love just about anyone on Supernatural as that still ranks as one of the best tv shows in that genre imo. And Hellboy... who can't help but love Hellboy just cause!

Re: Murder Of A Needled Knitter (7:56pm September 15, 2014):

Those 5 things are so very, very true!! I'm so sorry you couldn't find a way to put the Dooziers on a cruise- even the thought has me laughing like a loon. As for your question, I try to avoid hobby groups other than book clubs but yes, I've been in a book club with an individual that should be thankful the members didn't read a lot of mystery novels or I'm sure they'd have figured out a way to dispose of her permanently LOL!!!

Re: Zombified (12:34pm September 1, 2014):

I love vampires, shifters, and all sorts of other supernatural creatures... but a zombie? Oh this is one story I MUST read! Love your first paragraph of this blog as it hooked me.

Re: Going Down in Flames (8:06am July 11, 2014):

Love dragon stories and the comment about the oreos cracked me
up. Adding this one to my list to get.....

Re: Mirror X (8:03am July 11, 2014):

Okay, you got me intrigued... downloaded the book to my Kindle
just now!

Re: Vampire Trouble (8:02am July 11, 2014):

Adding this series to my ever growing list of books I need to

Re: Rebel (7:58am July 11, 2014):

Love sci fi/paranormal/romance blends! I've heard great things
about this series and own all the books- now I just need to
find time to read them!

Re: Darkwalker (6:05pm June 17, 2014):

Love the cover and can't wait to read the second book!

Re: The Strain (8:16pm March 11, 2014):

I'm so excited about this! LOVED LOVED LOVED the trilogy.

Re: The Promise (10:59am April 19, 2009):

Why do I read? That's almost like asking me why do I breathe?? I've been reading for as long as I can remember. My parents made sure I developed a love of reading. Anyone else old enough to remember the records that accompanied the children's books?? I had my own little record player and I played all of those little 45s and 33s to death!

Re: Turn Coat (7:04pm February 21, 2009):

What fun!I'm a huge fan of Jim Butcher so one day I hope to attend something like ConDFW....

Re: The Secret Life of Bees (11:16am February 8, 2009):

I usually try to read a book before seeing the movie. There are a few authors I prefer the movies to the books though, and John Grisham is one of those actually.

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