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Romance and adventure. Passion and revenge. Blood Moon.


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Asritakalpalateeka. Revelations.. the tree with 12 kinds of fruit.


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Someone is trying to kill the Earl of Merton


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She thought she had it all figured out.


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Four bestselling authors create joyous romance around the Thanksgiving holiday


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14 heartwarming Amish Christmas stories from 14 of your favorite Amish authors.


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A secret no one dared whisper…


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Murder at an Irish Christmas
by Carlene O'Connor
"A festive cozy mystery. . . a joy to read!"
Posted November 19, 2020

It's Christmastime and Siobhán Sullivan and her siblings (the O’Sullivan Six) are visiting West Cork for the holiday. James’ fiancée, Elise, is there with her whole family, including her famous grandfather, Enda Elliott. Enda is a well-known orchestra conductor and Read more...


Curses Are for Cads
by Tamara Berry
"A fake psychic meets a fake psychic- what could possibly go wrong?"
Posted November 12, 2020

Eleanor Wilde has been honing her swimming skills for her scuba diving trip to Malta with Nicholas Hartford III when plans unexpectedly change. Nicholas wants Eleanor to use her medium powers to locate a family’s missing heirlooms. Eleanor is much more excited about a trip to Scotland Read more...


Dead End Detective
by Amanda Flower
"Can Darby solve the murder before she is arrested as the culprit?"
Posted November 12, 2020

Darby Piper and her business partner and friend, Samantha Porter, are at odds over the future of their investigation business, Two Girls Detective, when Samantha is killed. Worse yet, the detectives suspect murder and Darby is the prime suspect. Darby will have to team up with Tate Porter, Samantha Read more...


Sword and Pen
by Rachel Caine
"Phenomenal conclusion to a must-read series for all steampunk fans!"
Posted October 31, 2020

SWORD AND PEN is the fifth and concluding book in The Great Library series. Rachel Caine picks up the story line right after the startling and quite emotional events of SMOKE AND IRONRead more...


Knot of This World
by Mary Marks
"Who wanted the commune leader dead?"
Posted October 27, 2020

Martha Rose is stunned when her long-time friend, Birdie Watson, shares the news that she and her husband, Denver, are planning to join the Mystical Feather commune. Even more horrifying, Birdie and Denver plan to donate all of their quite wealthy assets to the commune as part of Read more...


A Page Marked for Murder
by Lauren Elliott
"Can Addie solve another mystery?"
Posted October 27, 2020

Addison Greyborne has her hands full. Not only is she the owner of Beyond the Page, a book and curio shop, but her flakey cousin isn’t coming to work regularly leaving only Addison and her shop assistant, Paige Stringer, during the Fire and Ice Festival. Unfortunately, Addie Read more...


Murder, Take Two
by Carol J. Perry
"Perfect read for the Halloween season"
Posted October 11, 2020

A local murder has everyone abuzz in Salem, Massachusetts. Professor Samuel Bond has been murdered in what appears to be a copycat version of Captain Joseph White’s brutal murder in 1830. Lee Barrett, WICH-TV reporter, is embroiled in the investigation both as a reporter and as Read more...


Haunted Homicide
by Lucy Ness
"Perfect cozy mystery with a touch of spookiness"
Posted October 11, 2020

Avery Morgan is excited about the challenge her new job presents at the Portage Path Women’s Club. Well, excited for everything except dealing with the prickly and rude president of the club, Muriel Sadler! Avery has her hands full as the Portage Path Women’s Club Read more...


Killer Kung Pao
by Vivien Chien
"No one liked Millie Mao... but who wanted her dead?"
Posted September 22, 2020

It was supposed to be a relaxing break from managing her family’s restaurant, Ho-Lee Noodle House. Lana Lee is at Asian Accents for a bit of pampering as she has a new grey color she wants to try for her hair. Unfortunately, someone else has something Read more...


Beyond a Reasonable Stout
by Ellie Alexander
"No one liked Kristopher's agenda... but who hated him enough to kill him?"
Posted September 22, 2020

The election for city council in Leavenworth, Washington, is coming soon and the race has turned contentious. Leavenworth’s economy relies heavily on the beer industry as the town is well known for its craft breweries, Oktoberfest, and Bavarian Christmas (Christkindlmarkt). Some residents even jokingly refer to it Read more...


Shadows in Death
by J.D. Robb
"The past comes back to haunt Roarke and Eve...."
Posted September 15, 2020

SHADOWS IN DEATH is the 51st book in the In Death series and this time things are very personal for Eve and Roarke. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called away from a night out with her husband to Read more...


Mums and Mayhem
by Amanda Flower
"Enchanting and magical cozy mystery"
Posted September 15, 2020

The village of Bellewick is all abuzz with excitement. Famous fiddler Barley McFee is returning home for a concert and folks from neighboring villages are here to see his performance. Fiona Knox is part of the committee hosting the event, but she has more on her plate than the Read more...


Blood Echo
by Christopher Rice
"Just how far will Charlotte go to save others?"
Posted September 7, 2020

Charlotte Rowe had intended to live her life in solitude. She’d been kidnapped as a child and raised by serial killers who murdered her mom, only to be exploited for profit by her dad after her rescue. Charlotte unwittingly is drawn into the development of a new Read more...


Hidden
by Laura Griffin
"Another hit from Laura Griffin!"
Posted August 25, 2020

Bailey Rhoads is on the hunt for a story, but she never expected to find one like this! A woman has been murdered, but Bailey suspects there is more to the story than what the public information officer will share. Homicide detective, Jacob Merritt, isn’t any more Read more...


Night Shift
by Annelise Ryan
"Hallucinations, ghosts, and a murder?"
Posted August 17, 2020

It’s only Hildy Schneider’s second official night on her new grant-funded side job riding alongside the local police officers with her canine therapy dog, Roscoe when trouble strikes. Hildy is a social worker and she hopes to turn this new job into a full Read more...


Emerald Blaze
by Ilona Andrews
"A must-read author and book for all urban fantasy fans"
Posted August 13, 2020

Catalina Baylor has her hands full. As the Prime Head for the newly established House Baylor, she’s juggling the duties of House Baylor Investigative Agency, the demands of her vicious grandmother, Victoria Tremaine, her duties as the Deputy Warden of Texas, and the day to day activities Read more...


The Key Lime Crime
by Lucy Burdette
"It's the perfect time to visit Key West...."
Posted August 13, 2020

It’s the week before the New Year and Key West is buzzing with local events aplenty. Food critic and Key Zest reporter Hayley Snow is covering the newly added key lime extravaganza hosted by David Sloan, which will feature key lime pies from all the hottest restaurants Read more...


Acceptable Risk
by Lynette Eason
"Enjoyable and fast paced romantic suspense"
Posted August 8, 2020

A hostage situation in Afghanistan sends Gavin Black in to rescue Sarah Denning, a woman he’s never forgotten after she dated and then abruptly ghosted him. Sarah returns home to the awful news that her brother has committed suicide and that her father has ended her military Read more...


Peace Talks
by Jim Butcher
"Urban fantasy at its finest!"
Posted August 6, 2020

Various supernatural entities are gathering in Chicago in an attempt to broker a peace deal. The White Council is assisting with security, and Harry Dresden finds himself in a dubious position as his support within the Council is wavering. Worse yet, his vampire half-brother is embroiled in some Read more...


Thread and Dead
by Elizabeth Penney
"Entertaining second entry in this cozy mystery series you'll want to visit in real life"
Posted July 30, 2020

Blueberry Cove’s annual Lobster Fest is approaching and everyone in town is getting ready for the big event. Iris Buckley and her Grammie are getting their vintage apron and linen shop, Ruffles and Bows, ready for the tourists and visitors when an unexpected phone call entangles them Read more...


Debbie Wiley

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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, 2019):

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
day!

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
didn't.

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
read!

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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