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Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Ill-Fated Fortune by Jennifer J. Chow

Posted February 20, 2024 / 18 Comments

ILL-FATED FORTUNE by Jennifer J. Chow SERIES: Magical Fortune Cookie #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery/Magical Realism (Clean) PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2024 PAGES: 319 The first in the heart-warming and deliciously mysterious Magical Fortune Cookie series from Lefty Award-nominee Jennifer J. Chow. Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging […]


Book Review: Murder Under a Honey Moon by Abigail Keam

Book Review: Murder Under a Honey Moon by Abigail Keam

Posted February 19, 2024 / 4 Comments

MURDER UNDER A HONEY MOON by Abigail Keam SERIES: A Mona Moon Mystery #12 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Worker Bee Press RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2024 PAGES: 190 Mona Moon and her new husband, Robert Farley, Duke of Brynelleth, are on their honeymoon at last. They have just […]


Author Interview: E.M. Goldsmith & Salvation Taverns

Author Interview: E.M. Goldsmith & Salvation Taverns

Posted February 15, 2024 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author E.M. Goldsmith to the blog today to talk about her new fantasy novel, Salvation Taverns! Plus, it’s her birthday today – yay!! E.M. Goldsmith (probably) resides in a bunker at an undisclosed location. She is a master gamer, a life-long fantasy enthusiast, an avid […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Abroad

Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Abroad

Posted February 13, 2024 / 6 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about love and romance, so I thought I’d take a look at some of my fave novels where the characters find romance abroad. No ‘girl (or guy) next door’ for these travelers, they go […]



Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for February 4

Some Goodreads Giveaways and Weekly Update for February 4

Posted February 4, 2024 / 2 Comments

Happy Sunday! Here are the Goodreads (and blog) giveaways ending the week of February 4 that I thought might be of interest to y’all 🙂 As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the giveaways and neither myself nor my blog are in any way affiliated with Goodreads […]


February 2024 New Releases

February 2024 New Releases

Posted February 3, 2024 / 3 Comments

How did it get to be February already?!? I feel like it should still be the middle of January but maybe that’s because I was sick for most of January and I should get a do-over lol. Nevertheless, despite my feelings of denial, it IS indeed February – Black History […]



First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

Posted February 1, 2024 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley! I got to meet Vanessa last weekend at […]


January 2024 In Review

January 2024 In Review

Posted February 1, 2024 / 6 Comments

Happy February! I am bringing back a monthly feature on my blog that I enjoyed doing a few years ago (how is my blog already almost 10 years old?? Craziness.) where I look at the books I read and reviewed in that time period. A January 2024 in Review post, […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Clocked Out by Anna St. John

Posted February 1, 2024 / 14 Comments

CLOCKED OUT by Anna St. John SERIES: Josie Posey Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2024 PAGES: 280 Josie Posey and her posse of Mahjong Mavens are at it again, in this cozy mystery where the retired big city crime reporter turned […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read for the First Time in 2023

Posted January 29, 2024 / 22 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is ‘new to me authors I discovered in 2023’ and I’m tweaking it just slightly to be “authors I read for the first time in 2023”. That way I feel better about including the debut authors – and there were some FABULOUS […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Traci Hall & Murder at a Scottish Castle

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Traci Hall & Murder at a Scottish Castle

Posted January 27, 2024 / 15 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Traci Hall to the blog today to talk about her new cozy mystery, Murder at a Scottish Castle, and to share an excerpt! MURDER AT A SCOTTISH CASTLE by Traci Hall SERIES: Scottish Shire Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Kensington Cozies RELEASE […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Weidner & Twinkle Twinkle Au Revoir

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Heather Weidner & Twinkle Twinkle Au Revoir

Posted January 26, 2024 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Twinkle Twinkle Au Revoir author Heather Weidner to the blog to talk about how important reading is to her research as a writer! TWINKLE TWINKLE AU REVOIR by Heather Weidner SERIES: Mermaid Bay Christmas Shoppe Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Old Bones and New Ghosts by Kay Charles

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Old Bones and New Ghosts by Kay Charles

Posted January 24, 2024 / 13 Comments

OLD BONES AND NEW GHOSTS by Kay Charles SERIES: The Marti Mickkleson Mysteries #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: One Ghost Another Ghost RELEASE DATE: January 25, 2024 PAGES: 252 “Readers will love returning to Bicklesburg and spending time with Marti Mickkleson and the quirky ghosts in […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – All About the Handwriting

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love – All About the Handwriting

Posted January 22, 2024 / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday, reading friends! I’m doing my own theme today for the Top Ten Tuesday link-up (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) because if I talked about books I wanted to read last year but didn’t get to yet we would be here for an eternity lol. Instead, I’m taking […]


Book Review: The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews

Book Review: The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews

Posted January 21, 2024 / 5 Comments

THE LILY OF LUDGATE HILL by Mimi Matthews SERIES: Belles of London #3 GENRE: Historical/Victorian Romance (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 428 Fortune favors the bold—but is a confirmed spinster daring enough to loosen the reins and accept a favor from the wicked […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly to the Core by Joyce Tremel

Posted January 19, 2024 / 12 Comments

DEADLY TO THE CORE by Joyce Tremel SERIES: Cider House Mysteries #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: Crooked Lane Books RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2024 PAGES: 250 Perfect for fans of Amanda Flower and Julie Anne Lindsey, when Kate Mulligan inherits her great uncle’s fruit orchard, she quickly realizes that apples […]


First Line Friday (week 377): Mayhem in Circulation

First Line Friday (week 377): Mayhem in Circulation

Posted January 18, 2024 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! I hope your week has been better than mine – I’ve been sick with a fever and cough since the weekend and while I’m feeling a little better at last I still get worn out really easily. I hope to […]