Jan 192019
 


Today I am pleased to shine the spotlights on the latest book from Rose Pressey!

Fashions Fade, Haunted Is Eternal (A Haunted Vintage Mystery)
by Rose Pressey

About the Book


Fashions Fade, Haunted Is Eternal (A Haunted Vintage Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Kensington (December 18, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496714660
ISBN-13: 978-1496714664
Digital ASIN: B07BV3RM9S

A photo shoot in a graveyard ends in a grave shooting . . .

Cookie Chanel—owner of the chic clothing store It’s Vintage Y’All in Sugar Creek, Georgia—has been hired to dress models for a fashion shoot. The spread will be featured in Fashion and Style magazine’s October issue—so the models are posing in a cemetery. As someone who can see and talk to ghosts, Cookie’s not spooked by the location. But she is surprised when a new ghost appears, decked out in 1920s couture. And she’s shocked when she hears a gunshot. Then a model runs toward her, saying the grumpy photographer has been edited out of the picture – for good. With help from her ghostly pals, Cookie must zoom in on the truth before she’s the next to strike a final pose . . .

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Praise for Fashions Fade, Haunted Is Eternal (A Haunted Vintage Mystery)
by Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey never disappoints, with her mix of humour, mystery, and sass in her cozies.
~Carla Loves to Read

I love a Rose Pressey series. She makes the books so much fun to read.
~Laura’s Interests

Fashions Fade, Haunted is Eternal is an entertaining and lighthearted cozy mystery.
~The Avid Reader

About the Author

Rose Pressey enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Yeah, she loves Elvis. She can’t help myself.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and two sassy Chihuahuas.

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Jan 192019
 

I am pleased to shine the spotlights on this book today.
I will be reviewing it in the future.


Broken Heart Attack (Braxton Campus Mysteries)

by James J. Cudney

About the Book


Broken Heart Attack (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (November 25, 2018)
Paperback: 270 pages
ISBN-10: 1731310501
ISBN-13: 978-1731310507
Digital ASIN: B07KGGJX1T

When an extra ticket becomes available to see the dress rehearsal of King Lear, Kellan tags along with Nana D and her buddies.

When one of them dies of an apparent heart attack in the middle of second act, Nana D raises her suspicions and asks Kellan to investigate the death. With family members suddenly in debt and a secret rendezvous between an unlikely pair, Kellan learns that the Paddingtons might not be as clean-cut as everyone thinks.

But can Kellan find the killer, or will he get caught up his own stage fright?

About the Author

James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College with a degree in English literature. I spent fifteen years building a technology career in the retail, sports, media, and entertainment industries. I enjoyed my job, but a passion for books and stories had been missing for far too long. I’m a voracious reader in my favorite genres (thriller, suspense, contemporary, mystery, and historical fiction), as books transport me to a different world where I can immerse myself in so many fantastic cultures and places. I’m an avid genealogist who hopes to visit all the German, Scottish, Irish, and British villages my ancestors emigrated from in the 18th and 19th centuries. I frequently blog and publish book reviews on everything I read at ThisIsMyTruthNow via WordPress.

Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, my mind, and my body. I decided to pursue my passion by dusting off the creativity inside my head and drafting outlines for several novels. I quickly realized I was back in my element growing happier and more excited with life each day. My goal in writing is to connect with readers who want to be part of great stories and who enjoy interacting with authors. To get a strong picture of who I am, check out my author website or my blog. It’s full of humor and eccentricity, sharing connections with everyone I follow—all in the hope of building a network of friends across the world.

When I completed the first book, Watching Glass Shatter, I knew I’d stumbled upon my passion again, suddenly dreaming up characters, plots, and settings all day long. I chose my second novel, Father Figure, through a poll on my blog where I let everyone vote for their favorite plot and character summaries. It is with my third book, Academic Curveball,, the first in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, where I immersed myself in a college campus full of so much activity, I could hardly stop thinking about new murder scenes or character relationships to finish writing the current story. Come join in the fun!

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Jan 182019
 

 

On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.

This book was supposed to be read at the end of last month but real life got in the way so I am so happy to share it with you today. 

Yule Be Dead (Victoria Square Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – New York
Berkley (November 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0425266001
ISBN-13: 978-0425266007
Kindle ASIN: B07BD22MJ6

A Christmas crime shocks the merchants of a quaint shopping district in this latest installment of The New York Times bestselling Victoria Square series.

It’s Christmastime, but not everyone is jolly–especially not Vonne Barnett. Her dead body has been found in Victoria Square. Katie Bonner, the manager of Artisan’s Alley, happens to be at the tea shop Vonne’s mother, Francine, owns when the news is delivered.

Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many–but the clues are few. A broken teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she’s attacked. Katie may be closing in on a murderer, but time is ticking because the murderer is definitely closing in on her.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Gayle Leeson joins Lorraine Bartlett in penning this fifth Victoria Square Mystery. Set just before the Christmas holidays Vonne Barnett is found dead. Vonne and her mother, Francine, own Afternoon Tea in Victoria Square. Artisan’s Alley manager Kate Bonner is at the tea shop when Francine finds out about her daughter’s death. There are plenty of suspects as Vonne was not herself when she passed. She was dating or flirting with every man she came in contact with but does that make one of them a killer. Katie is just starting to “help” with the case when she is struck down. Down but not out she doesn’t give up but the killer seems to have made her his new target. Can she catch him before he wipes her out?

The long awaited 5th installment to this series has finally arrived and Kate finds herself right in the middle of another murder mystery. This while she is busy at Artisan’s Alley with holiday sales, a bunch of mischievous ballerinas, a visit from her ex-mother-in-law, a possible new business venture, and trying to find time to spend with her boyfriend, Andy.

The authors have packed this book with so much goodness it was truly impossible to put down. There was always something happening.

All the character we love are back and I must say I really enjoyed the direction that was taken with several main characters. I loved the visit by Chad’s mother. The new dynamic between her and Katie was really heartwarming. Katie’s attack was a scary twist and brought everyone together as they strived to protect her. The friendships that have been built over the course of this series continue to drive these stories.

The varied subplots mesh effortlessly into the murder mystery. The pace is excellent and there are many twists and unexpected turns as clue after clue is followed. I did tune in on the real culprit a bit before it was revealed but it was fun to see how everything fell into place.

This has become my favorite book in this series. It has everything I look for in a grand cozy mystery. I am excited about the next book. I just hope the authors do make us wait as long 🙂 These are characters I will always love to visit.

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 About The Authors

Lorraine Bartlett

The immensely popular Booktown Mystery series is what put Lorraine Bartlett‘s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent — whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett — that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square Mystery series and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s). Check out the links to all her works here: http://www.lorrainebartlett.com

Gayle Leeson

Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. Gayle has also written as Amanda Lee. She is currently writing the Kinsey Falls chick-lit/women’s fiction series, the Down South Cafe cozy mystery series, and the Ghostly Fashionista cozy mystery series. Her book KILLER WEDDING CAKE won the Bronze Medal in the 20th Anniversary IPPY Awards. Gayle lives in Southwest Virginia with her family and enjoys hearing from readers. Find her books on Amazon here.    Website     Facebook    Twitter    Pinterest     Instagram

 

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Jan 172019
 

The Wrong Boy
by Cathy Ace

 

About the Book

The Wrong Boy
Suspense/Thriller
Setting – Wales
Four Tails Publishing Ltd. (January 9, 2019)
Print Length: 307 pages
ASIN: B07KRNGV3R

Perched on a Welsh clifftop, the ancient, picturesque hamlet of Rhosddraig has its peaceful façade ripped apart when human remains are discovered under a pile of stones. The village pub, The Dragon’s Head, run by three generations of women, becomes the focal point for those interested in the grisly find, and it’s where layers of deceit are peeled away to expose old secrets, and deep wounds. The police need to establish who died, how, and why, but DI Evan Glover knows he can’t be involved in the investigation, because he’s just two days away from retirement. However, as the case develops in unexpected ways, it becomes irrevocably woven into his life, and the lives of local families, leading to disturbing revelations – and deadly consequences . . .

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Rhosddraig, a peaceful village in Wales, is home of The Dragon’s Head, a pub owned by a very demanding and opinionated woman, Myfanwy ‘Nan’ Jones, and managed by her daughter, Helen. Her granddaughter Sadie also works there. The pub becomes the center of attention when human remains are found nearby. The case brings DI Evan Glover to investigate but he finds there will be no way to solve the case before his retirement in just two days and has to turn the case over to his partner DS Liz Stanley and other officers. But he just can’t let it go and soon both he and his wife become entangled in the case as they seem to go down one rabbit hole after another trying to find out the real story.

First I have to say, I am always delighted by the places this author takes us too. I will never travel to Wales, but she creates such vivid imagery with her words that the places come alive and can be viewed so clearly in my mind. She put her readers right there in the moment and I love that about her writing.

This story builds slowly in a journal-like tale told from several points of few. The characters are introduced as we read their accounts of each day but we quickly see these are multilayered people, with pasts and secrets. All their lives interconnect as the story moves forward and layer after layer of their lives and inner beings are peeled away. It seems each day a different perspective took hold and completely changed my mind about where the story was headed.

Cathy Ace is a pro, she knows how to draw the reader in and keep their attention. While I didn’t feel a lot of thrilling suspense through the entire story, the psychological aspects were there the whole way.  A terribly flawed individual’s words and actions had a very strong impact on several characters. The day by day observations were quite unreliable, showing so much dysfunction. Everyone saw things to the betterment of themselves and the truth was buried so deep I wondered if we would ever get there.

This terrifically written story leads up to an ending that was absolutely chilling and turned anything I had been thinking totally inside out. Part police procedural and part family drama, the book sets readers on a very unique journey. Tragic, eerie, and dark, the only light brought by two distinct characters. The Wrong Boy was different from anything I have read of late and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a psychological mind twister.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace is the author of the Cait Morgan Mysteries, featuring her Welsh Canadian criminology professor sleuth who travels the world tripping over corpses, and The WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries, featuring a quartet of female PIs, working from a Welsh stately home. Both series are traditional, entertaining, and have been well reviewed.

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Praise for The Wrong Boy
by Cathy Ace

The characters are very well-written and believable, and the mystery will keep you intrigued as the suspense builds throughout the story.
~The Book’s the Thing

I still get shivers down my spine when I remember the ending. The identity of the perp is shocking and bone-chilling!
~The Book Decoder

THE WRONG BOY is an excellent psychological suspense thriller, set in a stunning location with eons of history, ingrown characters, and a background on which play out the “normal” human emotions and motives, and quite a few not so “normal.”
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

Spanning a realistic timeline and told in multiple yet seamless perspectives, this is a slow-burning and deeply twisted mystery that packs a powerful punch.
~That’s What She’s Reading

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Jan 172019
 

About the Book

 

Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws (A Spells & Caramels Cozy Witch Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Self Published (December 29, 2018)
Paperback: 332 pages
ISBN-10: 1792728727
ISBN-13: 978-1792728723
Digital ASIN: B07LB49VBR

Sandy slaughter. An enchanting suspect. Can a magical baker protect her friends from a dangerous paradise?

Stranded on Badlands Island, Imogen Banks is driving herself crazy looking for her brother. So when the spell-casting baker’s friends suggest they escape for a luxurious dragon spa treatment, she doesn’t need a second invitation. But her hopes for coastal romance with Hank fall flat when a resort guest turns up roasted in the sand.

Suspecting murder, Imogen zeroes in on the town’s rumored “black widow” as a possible culprit. But when her friend falls for the beautiful woman despite the deadly track record, Imogen fears he’ll be the next victim to stay buried.

Can Imogen sift through the clues before the killer gives her one final treatment?

Grimoires, Spas and Chocolate Straws is the eighth book in the Spells and Caramels delightful paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like endearing heroines, a touch of romance, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s magical whodunit.

Buy Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws to massage a new mystery today!

Praise for Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws
(A Spells & Caramels Cozy Witch Mystery)
By Erin Johnson

The characters are still the ones that I’ve come to love. They’re quirky and funny and a joy to have around. Being around Imogen, Hank, Iggy, Maple, and the rest always brighten up a day.
~Valerie’s Musings

. . . once you have been introduced to the characters you will be hooked . . . Become immersed in the magical fun and uncertainty as you worry about your new friends and wonder what could happen next.
~Laura’s Interests

The continued world building describes scenes very well and the continues character development helps the reader develop deeper connections with the characters.
~Sapphyria’s Books

Erin Johnson has a vivid imagination. She has created whimsical worlds with quirky characters and plenty of humor.
~The Avid Reader

Part paranormal adventure, part mystery, these books whisk you away to a world like no other.
~This Is My Truth Now

If readers are looking for a strong mystery with unique and charming characters then this is the book for them. I couldn’t put it down and finished it so fast that now I am eagerly waiting for the next one.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Amazing world building, quirky details, and a wide group of eclectic characters to give everyone someone to love such as Izzy the hilarious talking flame.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

It is part paranormal, part fantasy, a bit of romance and some adventure. The setting of the book is in an amazing fantasy land with monsters, witches, vampires, seers and more.
~Carla Loves To Read

Erin crafts an amazing story, filled with larger than life characters that I want to be friends with! Especially Iggy…I seriously want that snarky flame as my BFF!
~The Montana Bookaholic

About the Author

Erin Johnson is a native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh. In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).

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Jan 162019
 

Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

Today I am happy to feature James J. Cudney’s Academic Curveball
as part of his Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour!

Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney

About the Book


Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Pennsyvania
Independently Published (October 14, 2018)
Paperback: 281 pages
ISBN-10: 172877876X
ISBN-13: 978-1728778761
Digital ASIN: B07HMYSQFH

When Kellan Ayrwick returns home for his father’s retirement, he finds a dead body in Diamond Hall’s stairwell.

Unfortunately, Kellan has a connection to the victim, and so do several members of his family. Soon after, the college’s athletic program receives mysterious donations, a nasty blog denounces his father and someone attempts to change students’ grades.

Someone is playing games on campus, but none of the facts add up.

With the help of his eccentric and trouble-making nana, Kellan tries to stay out of the sheriff’s way. But who is behind the murder?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

We meet Kellan Ayrwick, who works on true crime dramas in Hollywood. He has come home to attend his father’s retirement party and meet with a woman who has done some research for an upcoming season on his television show. Near the end of the party, Kellan makes a tragic discovery. One of the professors appears to have fallen to her death down a flight of stairs. Evidence quickly points to murder and the top suspects include people close to Kellan. Kellan is encouraged to do a little investigating and the finds one curve after another before he hits it out of the park and uncovers whodunit.

We rarely have male protagonists in cozy mysteries and I liked Kellan right away. A single dad living and working in California. He is clearly not happy with his boss. His relationship with his parents is complicated, they are a unique pair, but he sure loves his Nana and their relationship was so heartwarming. Kellan is smart, funny and sarcastic is a delightful way. He comes across as very laid back and confident. His arrival home and the subsequent murder lands him right in the middle of everything going on at the college.

The author has written a mystery that encompasses a wide variety of people. Professors, students, and staff of the Braxton Campus are all entangled in the murder investigation. Another death hits close to Kellan and his family and I was heartbroken when he found the body. All of the characters feel real and believable. Campus life is truly portrayed with an emphasis on the athletic department. Twists and turns kept me guessing right up until the end.

The pace was good but it was wordy in places and that bogged it down a bit. I think a little tightening up would make it fly. The character development was great and left plenty of room for growth. I hope to get to know Kellan’s daughter better in future stories. The world building clearly gave me a sense of time and place.

This series is off to a wonderful start. I found the story entertaining and enjoyable. I look forward to future installments.

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About the Author

James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College with a degree in English literature. I spent fifteen years building a technology career in the retail, sports, media, and entertainment industries. I enjoyed my job, but a passion for books and stories had been missing for far too long. I’m a voracious reader in my favorite genres (thriller, suspense, contemporary, mystery, and historical fiction), as books transport me to a different world where I can immerse myself in so many fantastic cultures and places. I’m an avid genealogist who hopes to visit all the German, Scottish, Irish, and British villages my ancestors emigrated from in the 18th and 19th centuries. I frequently blog and publish book reviews on everything I read at ThisIsMyTruthNow via WordPress.

Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, my mind, and my body. I decided to pursue my passion by dusting off the creativity inside my head and drafting outlines for several novels. I quickly realized I was back in my element growing happier and more excited with life each day. My goal in writing is to connect with readers who want to be part of great stories and who enjoy interacting with authors. To get a strong picture of who I am, check out my author website or my blog. It’s full of humor and eccentricity, sharing connections with everyone I follow—all in the hope of building a network of friends across the world.

When I completed the first book, Watching Glass Shatter, I knew I’d stumbled upon my passion again, suddenly dreaming up characters, plots, and settings all day long. I chose my second novel, Father Figure, through a poll on my blog where I let everyone vote for their favorite plot and character summaries. It is with my third book, Academic Curveball,, the first in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, where I immersed myself in a college campus full of so much activity, I could hardly stop thinking about new murder scenes or character relationships to finish writing the current story. Come join in the fun!

Praise for Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney

. . . a nice, significant mutation in the main character stereotype and succeed to give us a very, very nice and original piece of cozy mystery.
~Mythical Books

The main characters are a lot of fun. They’re well-rounded, well-thought-out, complex, and full of personality. I just love Nana D!
~Valerie’s Musings

The mystery is plausible, with twists and turns galore. The multiple red herrings kept me guessing, and I was surprised by whodunit.
~Jane Reads

This book had a little bit of everything. There was humor, tension, suspense, sarcasm, and family drama all rolled into a great book.
~MJB Reviewers

I enjoyed the college setting of Academic Curveball, and it was a nice change of pace to read a cozy featuring a male sleuth.
~The Book’s the Thing

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Watching Glass Shatter (October 2017)

Father Figure (April 2018)

Braxton Campus Mysteries

Academic Curveball – #1 (October 2018)

Broken Heart Attack – #2 (November 2018)

Flower Power Trip – #3 (Early 2019)

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Jan 152019
 


In Dog We Trust
(Black Dog Bay Novel Book 5)
Women’s Fiction/Romantic Comedy
Setting – Delaware
Berkley (January 8, 2019)
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0399584250
ISBN-13: 978-0399584251
Kindle ASIN: B07CG1XTHN

From the author of Once Upon a Wine, a new novel set in the charming seashore town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware.

When everything has gone to the dogs . . .

When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She’s spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn’t without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she’s confronted at every turn by her late benefactor’s estranged son, Liam, who thinks he’s entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.

Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she’s determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the “Best in Show” standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Jocelyn Hillier and her mom do tons of laundry each week for the guest houses rented out in Black Dog Bay. Due to a freak almost accident, she finds herself with a part-time job too. Dog sitter for a group of show dogs owned by Mr. Allardyce. She doesn’t care much for him but she loves his dogs. When Allardyce passes away Jocelyn is stunned to find he not only named her legal guardian for his dogs but entrusted her with the house they live in and plenty of cash to see to their every need.

Shortly after the reading of the will, her new boyfriend breaks up with her and Allardyce’s son files a lawsuit to overturn the will. He is not happy to lose his inheritance to a pack of dogs. Jocelyn also needs to deal with the dog’s trainer and their dog show schedule all while one of the dogs is due to deliver a litter of pups any day. With a lawyer trying to advise her of ways to make everyone happy, she decides to take them all on and do everything she can to keep the canines together and with her.

I was thrilled to be back in Black Dog Bay – “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup. Home to Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single.”  While the books in this series all take place in the same Delaware town, they can all be read as stand-alone and in any order.  

I really liked Jocelyn. She had her hands full not only with the dogs but with the laundry business as well, because her mother is recovering from back surgery. My husband had back surgery right before Christmas so I can totally relate to the care and recovery and the efforts of those helping with that recovery. At first, this character didn’t really show her strength by as the story continued the fight inside her really emerged.  She fought for the dogs and she fought for herself. After a while, she even opened her heart to someone new. Her best friend Bree was there every step of the way, encouraging her on. Friends their whole lives and always there for each other.

Like any great Romantic Comedy, there is a love interest for Jocelyn, in fact, there are two. I wanted to jump right into the pages and punch the first guy right in the nose. He put on a great front at first, but his true colors were soon out for all to see. The second guy was the complete reverse, a jerk to start with, but then he came to his senses.

This is a wonderful lighthearted story. Life, family, romance, dogs, and humor fill these pages. It would make an excellent Hallmark Movie. The ending is a happily ever after as expected, but it is told in a delightful way.  I really enjoy the way Ms. Kendrick tells a story.

I loved this story. It was a fun read, a perfect escape for me!

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About the Author
Beth Kendrick is the author of several novels, including Cure for the Common BreakupThe Week Before the Wedding, and The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service. She lives in Arizona with her family and a pair of unruly rescue dogs. Find out more about her and her books on her webpage here.


 

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Jan 142019
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be visiting Arizona, Vermont and California this week! 

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


In Dog We Trust
by Beth Kendrick
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – Deleware
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney
Release Date – October 15, 2018
Setting – Pennsylvania
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Wrong Boy
by Cathy Ace
Release Date – January 9, 2019
Setting – Wales
The Great Escapes Tour stops here Thursday!


Yule Be Dead (Victoria Square Mystery)
by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson
Release Date – November 27, 2018
Setting – New York
My Flashback Friday Read

Scheduled Escapes


Botched 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery)
by J.C. Eaton
Release Date – December 18, 2018
Setting – Arizona
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!

Wine and Punishment (A Literary Pub Mystery)
by Sarah Fox
Release Date – December 18, 2018
Setting – Vermont
For Review


Seven Deadly Zins: A Sonoma Wine Country Mystery
(California Wine Country Mysteries)

by Nancy J. Parra
Release Date – January 8, 2019
Setting – California

Future Escapes

January 14 – 20, 2019


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Jan 142019
 

2018 CHALLENGES

I read 219 books of your goal of 200!

I completed all the challenges except the Literary Escapes Challenge not visiting 9 states and the Read the Printed Word Challenge falling 18 short. I hope to complete both next year. 

 

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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A. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
B. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
C. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
D. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
E. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
F.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
G. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris 
H. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
I. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
J. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
K. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
L. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
M. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
N. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
O. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
P. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
Q. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
R. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
S. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
T. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
U. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
V. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
W. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
X. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
Y. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard 
Z. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 

Challenge Complete – September 30, 2018


I will be participating at Level four (Sleuth Extraordinaire) – My books will be crossing over to my Craving for Cozies Challenge.
A)Read 40 cozy mysteries of your choice.
B)Read two books from each sub-genre in level one plus an additional 20 cozy books of your choice (total of 40 books)
Read two books from these sub-genres:

– One from culinary (anything dealing with food: restaurants, baked goods, etc.) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose SmithSurvival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
– One from animal-related (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) – Escape Claws by Linda ReillyClaws for Concern by Miranda James
– One from craft related (any kind of hobbies – knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.) – Murder She Knit by Peggy EhrhartOnly Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
One from paranormal (witches, vampires, etc.) – The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake  – To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
– One from cozy mysteries based outside the US (example: Belinda Lawrence series (British)) – Many A Twist by Sheila ConnollyTreacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
– One career-based cozy mystery (housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie BlackmooreA Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
– One holiday based (set during any holiday – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.) As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie BudewitzThe Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
– One travel mystery (character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.) – Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
– One historical mystery (any mystery not set in the present)A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee HuberMurder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
– One is your choice! (freebie!) – Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett – Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James

Challenge Complete – October 23, 2018


LEVEL – Completely Satiated – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
4. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
5. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
6. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
7. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
8. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
9. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
10. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
11. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
12. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
13. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
14. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
18. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
19. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
20. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
22. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
24. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
25. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
26. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
27. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
28. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
29. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
30. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
31. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
32. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
33. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
34. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
35. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
36. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
37. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
38. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
39. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
40. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
41. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
42. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
43. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
44. Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
45. Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
46. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
47. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
48. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
49. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
50. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
51. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
52. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
53.Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
54. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
55. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
56. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
57.  Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
58. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
59. Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
60. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
61. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
62. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
63. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
64. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
65. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
66. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
67. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
68. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
69. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
70. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
71. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
72. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
73. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
74.The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
75. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
76.Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
77.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
78. Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
79. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne 
80. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
81. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
82. Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
83. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
84. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
85. Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
86. Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
87. French Fried by Kylie Logan 
88. Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
89.A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
90. Italian Iced by Kylie Logan
91.Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen
92. Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
93. Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran
94.Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
95. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
96. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon 
97. Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
98. Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem
99.Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
100. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
101. The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
102. Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
103.To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
104. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette 
105. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
106.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
107.To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
108. Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
109. Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
110. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
111. The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
112.Marigolds for Malice by Bailey Cattrell
113. Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
114.Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
115. Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
116. Rooted in Deceit  by Wendy Tyson 
117. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
118. One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
119. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
120.K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
121. In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
122.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
123. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
124. Die Me A River by Denise Swanson 
125. Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
126. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
127. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
128. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
129. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
130. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
131. Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
132.Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
133. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
134. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
135. Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
136. Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
137. The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
138. The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
139.In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
140. A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn
141.Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
142. Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
143.Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
144. Death of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early
145.Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
146.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
147. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry
148. Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
149.Overkilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
150. A Reel Catch by Lorraine Bartlett

Challenge Complete 11/2/2018
151. Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
152.Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
153.A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
154. The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry
155.Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
156. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
157.A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
158. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
159. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
160.The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose
161.Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon
162. Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
163.Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon
164. The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers
165.Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
166. Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs
167.Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
168.How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
169. A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
170. With A Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
171. One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
172.Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford
173. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
174.‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
175. Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
176.The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
177.Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
178. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross
179. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke 
180. Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
181. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
182.

Level 2 – Kneading – Read 11-20 cat mysteries.
1. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
2. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
3. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
5. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
6. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
7.By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
8. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
9. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
10. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
11. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
12. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
13.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
14. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
15. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
16. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
17.To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
18.Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
19.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
20. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
Challenge Complete 9/8/2018
21. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
22.The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
23. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
24. Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
25. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry


LEVEL – Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile.
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
3. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
4. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
5. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
6. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
7. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
8.  Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
9.  A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
10. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
11.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
12. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
13. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
14.  Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
15. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
16. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
17. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
18.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
19. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
20. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
21.French Fried by Kylie Logan 
22.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
23. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
24.Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
25.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
26.Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
27.Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
28.One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
29.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
30. Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
31. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
32. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 
33.In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
34. The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
35.Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
36.Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon

Challenge Complete November 23, 2018

37. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
38. Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
39. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross
40. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke 

The word ‘the’ used twice (The Secret By The Lake; The End Of The Day, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time) – Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore

A fruit or vegetable (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society; The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake) Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith

A shape (The Ninth Circle, The Square Root Of Summer, Circle Of Friends) – The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’ (Zen In The Art Of Writing; The Zookeeper’s Wife, Zelda) – Zero Control by Lori Wilde 

A nationality (Anna And The French Kiss; How To Be A Kosovan Bride; Norwegian Wood) – Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

A season (White Truffles In Winter; The Spring Of Kasper Meier; The Summer Queen; Before I Fall; The Autumn Throne) – I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
Challenge Complete – September 30, 2018

LEVEL – 16-25 books – Detective
1. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
2. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
3. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
4. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
5. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
6. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
7. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
8. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
9. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
10. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
11. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
12. The Disappearing by Lori Roy
13. The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyon
14. Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern 
15. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
16. Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
17. Deadly Payload by Karen Randau
18. Too Good Of Girl by Janis Thornton
19. Fear No Truth by LynDee Walker
20. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman

Challenge Complete 10/4/2018


Strictly Print Challenge
LEVEL – Middle Grade – 78 books but hope to jump up to teen.
1. Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
2. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
3. Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
4. Claws for Concern by Miranda James
5. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
6. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
7. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
8. Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken
9.  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
10. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
11. By Book or By Crook by Eva Gates
12. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
13. Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle
14. Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
15. Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
16. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun 
17. Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
18. The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
19. Bear Witness to Murder by Meg Macy
20. The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
21.A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett
22. Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates
23. Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
24. You’ve Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard
25. Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
26. French Fried by Kylie Logan 
27. Italian Iced by Kylie Logan
28.Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett
29. The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake 
30.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston
31. Marigolds for Malice by Bailey Cattrell
32. Rooted in Deceit  by Wendy Tyson 
33. The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
34.One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
35.This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
36. Die Me A River by Denise Swanson 
37.Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
38. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller by Cleo Coyle
39.Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
40. Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
41. Rats, Mice and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank by Leslie Handler
42. In the Dead of Winter by Nancy Mehl
43.A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn
44.Deadly Payload by Karen Randau
45. Six Cats A Slayin by Miranda James
46. Seances Are For Suckers by Tamera Berry
47. Overkilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett
48. The Red Castle and the Blue by Wendy Marech
49. A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
50. Too Good Of Girl by Janis Thornton
51. Of Murder and Men by Lynn Cahoon
52. Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon
53.Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs
54. How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum
55.With A Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland
56. Just Plain Murder by Laura Bradford
57.Steamed Open by Barbara Ross
58. Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich
59. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross 
60. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by JoAnne Fluke

18 short, which surprised me.  


LEVEL – Silver – 25 Books TO Gold – 50 Books
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
5. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
6. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
7. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
8. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
9. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
10. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
11. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
12. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
13. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
14. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
15. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
16. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
17. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
18. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
19. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
20. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
21. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
22. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
23. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
24. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
25. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
26. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
27. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
28. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
29. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
30.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
31. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
32. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
33. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
34. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
35. Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
36. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
37. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
38.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
39. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
40.Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
41. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
42. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
43. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
44. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
45. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
46. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
47. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
48. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
49. 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
50. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
Challenge Complete 5/29/2018*
51. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
52. The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
53. As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
54. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
55. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
56.Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
57.  Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne 
58. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
59.The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
60. Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
61. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
62. Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
63.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
64.A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
65.Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell
66.Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
67. The Disappearing by Lori Roy 
68. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
69.Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
70. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
71.Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
72.To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake
73. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
74. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
75.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
76.Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
77.Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
78.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
79.Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
80.Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
81. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
82.In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
83. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
84. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
85. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
86. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
87.Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
88.Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
89.Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
90. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
91.Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
92.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
93.Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
94.Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
95.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
96. Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
97. Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
98. Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
99. Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
100. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
101. Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
102. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
103.Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
104.Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
105.A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
106.One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
107. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
108.‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
109.The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
110.Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
111. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
112. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman


LEVEL – C-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 1-4 SERIES.
1. The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris –  All Sales Final by Sherry Harris A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris  – Completed 3-6-2018
2. Roux the Day by Linda Wiken – Marinating in Murder by Linda Wiken – Completed 3/9/2018 
3. Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan – French Fried by Kylie Logan  – Italian Iced by Kylie Logan – Completed July 11, 2018
4. By Book or By Crook by Eva GatesBooked for Trouble by Eva Gates – Reading Up A Storm by Eva Gates – The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates – Completed 6/21/2018

Challenge Completed July 11, 2018. 


Alabama – One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake
Alaska
Arizona – Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay
Arkansas
California – Crust No One by Winnie Archer
Colorado – Only Skein Deep by Maggie Sefton
Connecticut – The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
Delaware
District of Columbia – Color Me Murder by Krista Davis 
Florida – Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Georgia – Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
Hawaii –  The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
Idaho – Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
Illinois – Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson
Indiana – Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
Iowa – The Face on the Other Side by Carenen
Kansas –  Flourless to Stop Him by Nancy J. Parra
Kentucky – The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin (and North Carolina)
Louisiana – Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
Maine – Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
Maryland – A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
Massachusetts – The Longest Yard Sale by Sherry Harris
Michigan – Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
Minnesota – The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly 
Mississippi – Claws for Concern by Miranda James
Missouri – Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
Montana – Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire – Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
New Jersey – Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
New Mexico
New York – Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
North Carolina – Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
North Dakota – Dakota Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
Ohio – Dial M for Mousse by Laura Bradford
Oklahoma – Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
Oregon – Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber Characters travel to Oregon in this story. 
Pennsylvania – Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
Rhode Island – Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
South Carolina – Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
South Dakota – Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
Tennessee – Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
Texas – Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
Utah
Vermont – Roux the Day by Linda Wiken
Virginia – Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
Washington – To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
West Virginia
Wisconsin – Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
Wyoming

Escapes Abroad

      1. Ireland – Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
      2. England – A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
      3. Scotland – Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
      4. Mexico – Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern
      5. Belgium –Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber
      6. France – Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
      7. Canada – A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio

PERSONAL CHALLENGES


Personal Challenge
10 Books written by Wisconsin Authors or have Wisconsin Settings.
1. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting
2. Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
3. Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
4. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert – Wisconsin Author and Setting
5.Dead Spider by Victoria Houston – Wisconsin Author and Setting
6. Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton – Wisconsin Setting 
7.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst – Wisconsin Author and Setting
8. A Crafter Knits A Clue by Holly Quinn – Wisconsin Author and Setting 
9. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes – Wisconsin Author
10. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet – Wisconsin Author and Setting

Challenge Complete November 25, 2018

11. How to Knit A Murder by Sally Goldenbaum – Wisconsin Author

 


11. My goal is 50,000 pages.

January – 5640
February – 4895
March – 5106
April – 4932
May – 5572
June – 5094
July – 5205
August – 5749
September – 5694
October – 6069
November – 4442
December 5154

Grand Total 63,552 Pages

Challenge Complete 10/31/2018


My goal is 100 books.
1. Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely
2. Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber
3. Every Dog Has His Day by Jenn McKinlay
4. Many A Twist by Sheila Connolly
5. Crust No One by Winnie Archer
6. Escape Claws by Linda Reilly
7. Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes by Karen Rose Smith
8. Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
9. Murder of a Good Man by Teresa Trent
10. Killer Choice by Tom Hunt
11. Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue by Stephanie Blackmoore
12. Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein
13. Vangie Vale and the Corpseless Custard by R.L. Syme
14. All Sales Final by Sherry Harris
15. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton
16. Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
17. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves
18. Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day
19. Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley
20. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
21. A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris
22. Best of Luck by Corinne Scott
23. Death by a Whisker by T.C. LoTempio
24. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower
25. Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake
26. Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross
27. Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes
28. Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber
29. Lethal In Old Lace by Duffy Brown
30. Who Moved by Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon
31. I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris
32. A Treasure to Die For by Terry Ambrose
33. Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
34. Clues in the Sand by Terry Ambrose
35. Playing with Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James
36. Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy
37. The Skeleton Paints A Picture by Leigh Perry
38. A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber
39. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
40. The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder
41. Deadly Reception by Karan Randau
42.  Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley
43. Cinco de Murder by Rebecca Adler
44. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
45. Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
46. Lord of the Pies by Nell Hampton
48. The Bengal Identity by Eileen Watkins
49.  Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver 
50. Murder with a Cherry on Top by Cynthia Baxter
51. Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
52. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
53.  Read Herring Hunt by V. M. Burns
54. Murder Most Fermented by Christine D. Blum
55. Beach Bliss by Joanne DeMaio
56. Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower
57. Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell
58. Magick Run Amok by Sharon Pape
59. Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
60. Expiration Date by Devon Delaney
61. Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
62. The Quiche and the Dead by Kirsten Weiss
63. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
64. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
65. Bleeding Tarts by Kirsten Weiss
66. Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch
67.As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles by Leslie Budewitz
68. Crime and Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett
69.T he Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
70. Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith
71. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osbourne
72.Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
73. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates
74. Hightail It to Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson
75. Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory
76.Staged 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
77.Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Alyssa Maxwell
78. A Souffle of Suspicion by Daryl Wood Gerber
79. Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell

80. Tied Up With Strings by Madeline McEwen
81. Castaway Cottage by JoAnne Demaio
82. Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran
83. Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
84. The Disappearing by Lori Roy
85.Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon
86.Gone with the Wings by Leena Clover 
87.Killer Reputation by Cassidy Salem
88. Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis
89. Death Over Easy by Maddie Day
90. The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose
91.Midnight Snacks Are Murder by Libby Klein
92. To Catch A Witch by Heather Blake 
93. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette
94. The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyon
85. Purrder She Wrote by Cate Conte
96.Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell
97. To Bead or Not To Bead by Janice Peacock
98.Fields’ Guide To Abduction by Julie Mulhern
99.Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo
100. Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Challenge Complete 8/23/2018
101. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
102.The Trouble With Truth by Kathy Krevat
103.Wuthering Kites by Clover Tate
104. Passport to Murder by Mary Angela
105.Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian
106.Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton
107. K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan
108. In Want of a Knife by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
109. Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet
110.Read and Gone by Allison Brook
111. In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James
112. X Marks the Scot by Kaitlynn Dunnett
113.Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney
114. Premeditated Peppermint by Amanda Flower
115. Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan
116. The Walking Bread by Winnie Archer 
117.Trimmed to Death by Nancy J. Cohen
118. Zero Control by Lori Wilde 
119.Forever Fudge by Nancy Coco
120.The Lacemaker’s Secret by Kathleen Ernst
121.The Perfect Body by Frankie Bow
122. Fields Guide to Assassins by Julie Mulhern
123.Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
124. First Flurries by JoAnne DeMaio
125.Designed for Haunting by Sybil Johnson
126.Death of A Russian Doll by Barbara Early
127. Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Bryon
128.The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney
129.Back Stabbers by Julie Mulhern
130.A Reel Catch by Lorraine Bartlett
131.  Reason to Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman
132. Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
133. A Different Kind Of Reunion by Joanne Guidoccio
134.The Skeleton Makes A Friend by Leigh Perry
135. Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy
136. A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes
137.Fatality by Firelight by Lynn Cahoon
138. Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber
139. The Killer Christmas Sweater Club by Terry Ambrose
140.Ask Me No Questions by Shelley Noble
141. The Secret Poison Garden by Maureen Klovers
142. Misbehavin’ in Moonstone by Christine DeSmet
143. Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley
144.A Midwinter’s Tail by Bethany Blake
145.One Taste Too Many by Debra Goldstein
146. Tangled Up In Tinsel by Tonya Kappes
147. ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost
148. The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
149.Fear No Truth by LynDee Walker
150.Batter Off Dead by Maymee Bell
151. Gown With The Wind by Stephanie Blackmoore
152. Do No Harm by Dawn Eastman

I read many more digital books than I thought I would. 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Computer Blahs

It was a week of long days, starting earlier and ending later. I am losing about 2 hours a day due to my temporary replacement computer. The online pages and Microsoft Office products load so slowly. A simple task of posting a review and links on NetGalley takes over an hour. Promoting book tour stops now takes an entire morning. I find I am completing my blog posts at 7 p.m. instead of closer to 5 and booking out 1 tour and setting up a new tour can rarely happen on the same day. I was so spoiled by my son’s computer. I am sure it was set up to play games on originally and had all the bells and whistles. It has been sent out to try and rescue any files and the same young man is working on a new computer for me.  It should be ready soon and I can’t wait. Patience has never been my strong suit. 

Mr. Dollycas is making good progress on his recovery with a few little bumps along the way. Helping with his care breaks up my day and gets me away from the computer frustration 🙂  I just wish the weather was nicer so he could get outside to walk and get some fresh air. This little house does not have a lot of walking areas. A visiting nurse has come to the house a couple of times but she shouldn’t be needed much longer if he continues to do his exercises without being reminded and continues walking. He plans to start working from home this week. I just hope his laptop doesn’t slow my computer down further. 🙂

Other than that, I read some good books and watched a little television. Did you do anything fun or exciting last week?


Weekly Rewind – January 7 – 12, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #2 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery by Dawn Eastman

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Tracy Weber – Author of Murder Likes It Hot (A Downward Dog Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @midnightinkbook

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Lost Traveller: A County Cork Mystery by Sheila Connolly @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Nipped in the Bud (An Orchard Mystery) by Sheila Connolly #Review / #Giveaway @SheilaConnolly

Saturday – Special Guest – Frances Metzman – Author of The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Bay – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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