Friday, March 31, 2023

Spring Romances from Harlequin

Nothing says Spring like romance and no one does romance like the publisher that makes the world go round, Harlequin. Below are 4 Harlequin spring romances I know one or two or more will be right for you, I'm thinking of getting all 4!

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn

Today my friend Sophia Rose returns with a review of A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn #8 in the Veronica Spedwell series, one of her favorites. Her review makes me want to pick up this series too, read on and I bit you will too.

A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn

#8 Veronica Speedwell

Historical Mystery

Publisher:  Berkley

Published: 3.7.23

Pages:  320

Rating: 4 stars

Format: eARC

Source:  NetGalley

Sellers: Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

Veronica must find and stop a devious killer when a group of old friends is targeted for death in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

Veronica’s natural-historian beau, Stoker, has been away in Bavaria for months and their relationship is at an impasse. But when Veronica shows up before him with his brother, Tiberius, Lord Templeton-Vane, he is lured back home by an intriguing job offer: preparing an iguanodon for a very special dinner party.

Tiberius has received a cryptic message—along with the obituaries of two recently deceased members of his old group of friends, the Seven Sinners—that he too should get his affairs in order. Realizing he is in grave danger but not knowing why, he plans a reunion party for the remaining Sinners at his family estate to lure the killer out while Veronica and Stoker investigate.

As the guests arrive and settle in, the evening’s events turn deadly. More clues come to light, leading Veronica, Stoker, and Tiberius to uncover a shared past among the Sinners that has led to the fatal present. But the truth might be far more sinister than what they were prepared for.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Showcase: We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I by Raja Shehadeh

Today I'm featuring a new release from my favorite Indie, Other Press, read on to learn more about a fascinating memoir, We Could Have Been Friends by Raja Shehadeh.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63542-364-8
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 03-28-2023
Length: 160pp
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A subtle psychological portrait of the author’s relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights.

Aziz Shehadeh was many things: lawyer, activist, and political detainee, he was also the father of bestselling author and activist Raja. In this new and searingly personal memoir, Raja Shehadeh unpicks the snags and complexities of their relationship.

A vocal and fearless opponent, Aziz resists under the British mandatory period, then under Jordan, and, finally, under Israel. As a young man, Raja fails to recognize his father’s courage and, in turn, his father does not appreciate Raja’s own efforts in campaigning for Palestinian human rights. When Aziz is murdered in 1985, it changes Raja irrevocably.

This is not only the story of the battle against the various oppressors of the Palestinians, but a moving portrait of a particular father and son relationship.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Showcase: Yours Truly, The Duke by Amelia Grey

Today I'm showcasing Amelia Grey's first in a brand new Say I Do, series. 

ISBN-13: 9781250850416
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperback
Release Date: 3-28-2023
Length: 368pp 
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Yours Truly, The Duke is the first novel in the historical romance Say I Do trilogy about dukes needing to wed to tap into their wealth by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.

Fredericka Hale needs a husband, and fast. She’s been caring for her deceased sister’s three young children, and now a childless cousin has petitioned the court for custody. Fredericka is powerless to stop her, but having a husband might sway the ruling. The last thing Fredericka wants is a hurried-up marriage to a man she doesn’t know—much less love, but she’ll do it for the children. So when the handsome Duke of Wyatthaven shows up with a proposal, she accepts. He'll help her, and in return, they’ll lead separate lives. But distance cannot keep them from their powerful attraction.

At the top of his game in London, the Duke of Wyatthaven has no interest in marriage. However, if Wyatt doesn’t marry by week’s end, he’ll lose a sizable inheritance from his grandmother. When Wyatt’s solicitor finds Miss Fredericka Hale, Wyatt considers this little hiccup solved. Miss Hale is lovely, and intelligent. Most importantly, she prefers country life to London, so he’s free to continue his life as usual. But when circumstances force Fredericka and the children to show up at the duke’s door, Wyatt can’t deny he’s always been under her spell. Will the duke give up his bachelor lifestyle and give into the fiery passion growing between them?

Monday, March 27, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison Narrated by Sophie Eastlake

Today Sophia Rose is back reviewing the first in Thea Harrison's Elder Races Paranormal Romance Series, Dragon Bound.

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison, Narrated by Sophie Eastlake

#1 Elder Races

Paranormal Romance

Publisher:  Tantor Audio

Published:  7.18.11

Time:  12 hours 55 minutes

Rating: 4 stars

Narrator Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: Audio

Source:  Library Borrow through Hoopla

Sellers: Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in one another.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Showcase/Excerpt So Close by Slivia Day Blog Tour Smith Publicity

Today is my stop on the So Close by Silvia Day blog tour sponsored by Smith Publicity read on for an excerpt and more about the book and author.

ASIN: B0B8MC9935
Publisher:  Rōnin House
Release Date: 3-28-2023
Length: 397pp
Blacklist #1
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire® saga comes the beginning of a twisty tale of obsession and rage, as a trinity of women protect what they covet at any cost.

You can’t believe all of them, but can you trust any of them?

Widower Kane Black is still ruinously married to his late wife, Lily. Grief has hollowed him… until he sees a woman with his wife’s inimitable beauty on the streets of Manhattan. He whisks her up to his towering penthouse, protectively under guard, nestling her in dark opulence where Lily’s memory is a possessive beguiling force.

Aliyah, Kane’s mother, deals in science. There are too many questions, too few answers, and too much at stake. “Lily” has dangerous control over Kane and there can be only one queen on the throne.

Amy, Kane’s sister-in-law, has been bloodied by deceit and betrayal, and she’s devolving into murderous rage. She’s paid too high a price and now intends to claim what she’s owed.

Three women, linked by buried secrets, circle the man who unquestioningly accepts the return of his beloved long-dead wife. Kane is happier than he’s ever been, and he’ll do anything to stay that way.

Propulsive and sly, So Close is a lushly gothic novel of domestic suspense with the emotional intensity, scorching sensuality, and complex exploration of female trauma that are the hallmarks of multimillion-copy international bestseller Sylvia Day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Brilliance Audio Review of Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz Orphan X #3

Today I'm reviewing the Audio edition of Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz #3 in the Orphan X series my favorite.

ASIN: B078X21X5M
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date: 1-30-2018 
Length: 12.5 hours
Source: Purchase Audible
Buy It: Audible/Chirpbooks



Evan Smoak - government assassin gone rogue - returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program.

But Evan isn't the only one after this last Orphan - the new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews


Happy Monday all! Today Sophia Rose is reviewing Magic Tides #1 Kate Daniels The Wilmington Years by Ilona Andrews, one of her favorite author duos.

Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews

#1 Kate Daniels The Wilmington Years

Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  Self

Published:  1.17.23

Pages:  163

Rating: 5 stars

Format: ebook

Source: purchased

Sellers:  Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

Ilona Andrews invites you back to the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels series in this exciting new long novella featuring Kate, Curran and Conlan, some familiar faces, some new friends, and all the special brand of chaos they create!

Kate, Curran and their son, Conlan have left Atlanta, vowing to keep a low profile, and are settling into a new city and new house…but some things never change! Magical mayhem is about to erupt when Kate undertakes the rescue of a kidnapped youth, while Curran guards the homefront.

It should be a simple retrieval, but with monsters on land and sea, Kate’s got her work cut out for her. Still, she's never let her blade dull or her purpose falter. And that low profile? It’s about to wash away with the raging tides!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose


Today Sophia Rose shares her review of Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose #2 in her Wrexford and Sloane historical mystery series.

Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose

#2 Wrexford and Sloane

Historical Mystery

Publisher: Kensington

Published:  3.27.18

Pages:  370

Rating: 5 stars

Format: ebook

Source: Purchased

Sellers: Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

A wealthy lord who happens to be a brilliant scientist . . . an enigmatic young widow who secretly pens satirical cartoons . . . a violent killing disguised as a robbery . . . Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane join forces to solve a shocking murder.
When Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the watchman and lets the authorities handle the matter. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor’s widow begs for his assistance, claiming the crime was not a random robbery. It seems her husband’s designs for a revolutionary steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune . . . and very dangerous in the wrong hands.
Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who uses the pseudonym A. J. Quill to publish her scathing political cartoons. Her extensive network of informants is critical for her work, but she doesn’t mind tapping that same web of spies to track down an elusive killer. Each suspect—from ambitious assistants to rich investors, and even the inventor’s widow—is entwined in a maze of secrets and lies that leads Wrexford and Sloane down London’s most perilous stews and darkest alleyways.
With danger lurking at every turn, the potent combination of Wrexford’s analytical mind and Sloane’s exacting intuition begins to unravel the twisted motivations behind the inventor’s death. But they are up against a cunning and deadly foe—a killer ready to strike again before they can recover the inventor’s priceless designs . . .

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Showcase: As We Exist: A Postcolonial Autobiography by KAOUTAR HARCHI Translated by EMMA RAMADAN

Today I'm showcasing yet another fabulous new release from fave indie Other Press, As We Exist is a birds eye view of what it means to be an immigrant in a new culture, in this case a Moroccan families experience in France.

ISBN-13:  978-1-63542-284-9
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 03-14-2023
Length: 176pp
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In this thoughtful coming-of-age memoir, a young sociologist reflects on her Moroccan immigrant parents, their journey to France, and how growing up an outsider shaped her identity.

Imbued with tenderness for her family and a critical view of the challenges facing French North African immigrants, Kaoutar Harchi’s probing account illustrates the deeply personal effects of political issues. Mixed with happy memories of her childhood home in eastern France are ever-present reminders of the dangers from which her parents sought to shield her. When they transfer her to a private, Catholic middle school—out of fear of Arab boys from their working-class neighborhood—Kaoutar grows increasingly conscious of her differences, and her conflicted sense of self.
Notable events in her teens—the passing of a law in 2004 banning religious symbols from public schools; the 2005 deaths of Bouna Traoré and Zyed Benna, which sparked riots against police brutality—underscore the injustice of a society that sees Muslims not as equals but as a problem to solve. With elegant, affecting prose, As We Exist charts Kaoutar’s political and intellectual awakening, which would become the heart and soul of her work as a sociologist and writer.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Books from my Backlist - Review: The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes

I've had this gem on my Netgalley shelf for two years, shame on me especially because it's a WWII novel, my favorite time period and it's Super.
Well better late than never

ISBN-13:  978-1787464148
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: 05-26-2020
Length: 398pp
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Inspired by the true story of a daring deception that plunges a courageous young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves.

In the dead of night, a Czech farm girl and a British soldier travel through the countryside. Izabela and prisoner of war Bill have secretly married and are on the run, with Izzy dressed as a man. The young husband and wife evade capture for as long as possible—until they are cornered by Nazi soldiers with tracking dogs.

Izzy's disguise works. The couple are assumed to be escaped British soldiers and transported to a POW camp. However, their ordeal has just begun, as they face appalling living conditions and the constant fear of Izzy's exposure. But in the midst of danger and deprivation comes hope, for the young couple are befriended by a small group of fellow prisoners. These men become their new family, willing to jeopardize their lives to save Izzy from being discovered and shot.

The Prisoner's Wife tells of an incredible risk, and of how our deepest bonds are tested in desperate times. Bill and Izzy's story is one of love and survival against the darkest odds.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Macmillan Audio review of The Last Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz

Today I'm sharing my review of the Macmillan audio edition of The Last Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz, #8 in the Orphan X series, my favorite series Period.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 2-14-2023
Length: 11 hours & 46 minutes
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible/ Chirpbooks 
Chirpbooks has this for $14.99 what a steal!



The audiobook features a bonus conversation between Gregg Hurwitz and #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, author of the award-winning Detective D. D. Warren novels.

Evan Smoak returns in The Last Orphan, the latest New York Times bestselling Orphan X thriller—when everything changes and everything is at risk.

As a child, Evan Smoak was plucked out of a group home, raised and trained as an off-the-books assassin for the government as part of the Orphan program. When he broke with the program and went deep underground, he left with a lot of secrets in his head that the government would do anything to make sure never got out.

When he remade himself as The Nowhere Man, dedicated to helping the most desperate in their times of trouble, Evan found himself slowly back on the government's radar. Having eliminated most of the Orphans in the program, the government will stop at nothing to eliminate the threat they see in Evan. But Orphan X has always been several steps ahead of his pursuers.

Until he makes one little mistake...

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Sophia Rose Reviews: Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood

Today Sophia Rose returns with her review of Ali Hazlewood's latest, Loathe to Love You a collection of rom-com novellas.


Loathe to Love You by Ali Hazelwood

Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Berkley

Published: 1.3.23

Pages:  384

Rating: 4.5 stars

Format: Trade Paperback

Source: Berkley

Sellers: Amazon

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Goodreads Blurb:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a collection of steamy, STEMinist novellas featuring a trio of engineers and their loves in loathing—with a special bonus chapter!

Under One Roof
An environmental engineer discovers that scientists should never cohabitate when she finds herself stuck with the roommate from hell—a detestable big-oil lawyer who won’t leave the thermostat alone.
Stuck with You
A civil engineer and her nemesis take their rivalry—and love—to the next level when they get stuck in a New York elevator.
Below Zero
A NASA aerospace engineer's frozen heart melts as she lies injured and stranded at a remote Arctic research station and the only person willing to undertake the dangerous rescue mission is her longtime rival.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Review: The Last Beekeeper by Julie Carrick Dalton

I was alerted to this a while ago and snapped it up on Netgalley. I have to say it was one of the best novels so far this year and wow was is scarily relevant.

ISBN-13: 978-1250269218
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 3-7-2023
Length: 384pp
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Julie Carrick Dalton's The Last Beekeeper is a celebration of found family, an exploration of truth versus power, and the triumph of hope in the face of despair.

"Fans of Delia Owens will swoon to find their new favorite author.” (Hank Phillippi Ryan)

It’s been more than a decade since the world has come undone, and Sasha Severn has returned to her childhood home with one goal in mind―find the mythic research her father, the infamous Last Beekeeper, hid before he was incarcerated. There, Sasha is confronted with a group of squatters who have claimed the quiet, idyllic farm as their own. While she initially feels threatened, the group soon becomes her newfound family, offering what she hasn't felt since her father was imprisoned: security and hope. Maybe it's time to forget the family secrets buried on the farm and focus on her future.

But just as she settles into her new life, Sasha witnesses the impossible. She sees a honey bee, presumed extinct. People who claim to see bees are ridiculed and silenced for reasons Sasha doesn't understand, but she can't shake the feeling that this impossible bee is connected to her father's missing research. Fighting to uncover the truth could shatter Sasha's fragile security and threaten the lives of her newfound family―or it could save them all.

Julie Carrick Dalton's The Last Beekeeper is a celebration of found family, an exploration of truth versus power, and the triumph of hope in the face of despair. It is a meditation on forgiveness and redemption and a reminder to cherish the beauty that still exists in this fragile world.

Also by Julie Carrick Dalton:
Waiting for the Night Song

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Showcase - The Narrow Cage and other Modern Fairytales by Vasily Eroshenko. Translated by Adam Kuplowsky. Foreword by Jack Zipes

Today I'm so excited to be showcasing The Narrow Cage and other Modern Fairytales by Vasily Eroshenko a blinded Ukrainian born multilingual literary figure born in the late 1800s. This is on my shelf and I hope to get to it very soon.

ISBN-13: 978-0231207690
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 03-07-2023
Length: 304pp

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Vasily Eroshenko was one of the most remarkable transnational literary figures of the early twentieth century: a blind multilingual Esperantist from Ukraine who joined left-wing circles in Japan and befriended the famous modernist writer Lu Xun in China. Born in a small Ukrainian village in imperial Russia, he was blinded at a young age by complications from measles. Seeking to escape the limitations imposed on the blind, Eroshenko became a globe-trotting storyteller. He was well known in Japan and China as a social activist and a popular writer of political fairy tales that drew comparisons to Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde.

The Narrow Cage and Other Modern Fairy Tales presents a selection of Eroshenko’s stories, translated from Japanese and Esperanto, to English readers for the first time. These fables tell the stories of a religiously disillusioned fish, a jealous paper lantern, a scholarly young mouse, a captive tiger who seeks to liberate his fellow animals, and many more. They are at once inventive and politically charged experiments with the fairy tale genre and charming, lyrical stories that will captivate readers as much today as they did during Eroshenko’s lifetime. In addition to eighteen fairy tales, the book includes semiautobiographical writings and prose poems that vividly evoke Eroshenko’s life and world.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Macmillan Audio Review of Hank Phillipi Ryan's The House Guest

Those who know me well know that Hank is a go to author for me I've loved everything she's ever written and I think The House Guest is her best yet!
I'm so excited to share with you all my Macmillan audio review.

ASIN: B0B64H341P
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 02-07-2023
Length: 10 hours, 46 minutes
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible/ Chirpbooks



Library Journal * Starred review "Bingeworthy!"
Publishers Weekly "Ryan is a master of suspense!"
GOODREADS A Most Anticipated Thriller 0f 2023
BOOKBUB A Most Anticipated Thriller 0f 2023
CRIME READS A Most Anticipated Thriller 0f 2023

The House Guest is another diabolical cat-and-mouse thriller from USA Today bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan―but which character is the cat, and which character is the mouse?

After every divorce, one spouse gets all the friends. What does the other one get? If they're smart, they get the benefits. Alyssa Macallan is terrified when she's dumped by her wealthy and powerful husband. With a devastating divorce looming, she begins to suspect her toxic and manipulative soon-to-be-ex is scheming to ruin her―leaving her alone and penniless. And when the FBI shows up at her door, Alyssa knows she really needs a friend.

And then she gets one. A seductive new friend, one who's running from a dangerous relationship of her own. Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, and the two become confidantes. Then Bree makes a heart-stoppingly tempting offer. Maybe Alyssa and Bree can solve each others' problems.

But no one is what they seem. And the fates and fortunes of these two women twist and turn until the shocking truth emerges: You can't always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you deserve.
"The House Guest is great! Twists, turns and backflips--and sticks the landing. What a pleasure to read." --James Patterson

Friday, March 3, 2023

To Win Her Hand by Jen Geigle Johnson blog tour an AustenProse tour

Today is my post on the To Win her Hand by Jen Geigle Johnson blog tour read all about the book and my excerpt

Title: To Win Her Hand
Series: A Gentleman’s Match (Book 1)
Author: Jen Geigle Johnson
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: King’s Row Press (December 15, 2022)
Length: (272) pages
Format: Hardcover, Trade Paperback, & eBook
ISBN: 978-1737592174




An expert at winning a woman's hand. A woman who cannot be won.

Lord Featherstone has the world on his shoulders. Or at least his world. With two brothers and a failing estate he must make funds somehow. But what happens when he falls for a woman? Will his tactics work when the situation is so close and personal?

Everyone thinks Lady Loveluck is a wealthy widow. What they don't know is that she is on the brink of hiring herself out as a Governess in order to pay for her next meal. The only thing keeping her from employment is a growing reputation as a matchmaker. As long as she never falls for another man, as long as she doesn't allow herself to be fooled into marrying, she will be just fine.

But she never counted on being caught up in the beguiling tactics of London's renowned and not so secret matchmaker for men.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

#Giveaway - Review - Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley blog tour Partners in Crime virtual tours

Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley Banner

Falling into Magic

by Elizabeth Pantley

February 27 - March 10, 2023 Virtual Book Tour


Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley
An accidental journey through a magic mirror. A portal to an enchanted land. A mysterious family she never knew she had. Hayden's life is upended with the wonder of Destiny Falls. But it is tainted by the danger that brought her here and that threatens her newfound family. Can Hayden and her sassy sidekick remove the threat, so that she can begin her magical new life in this captivating world?
~~~ Nominated by The Cozy Escape Book Club for BEST BOOK in the Cozy Escape Awards ~~~

…When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her. She knew because the mirror gave her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain the cat had suffered that fate.

Twenty years later, Hayden discovers the secret of the mirror when she is thrust into it. She learns of an enchanted world she never knew existed, and a family she never knew she had.

But danger brought her here, and it followed her. Now, Hayden is on a mission to remove the threat, so that she can begin her magical, meaningful new life in this enchanted world.

Praise for Falling into Magic:

"Will blow you away!"
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

"Absolutely brilliant, delightful, magical story. This is one book that you cannot stop reading. More please, much, much more!"
Carol, Goodreads

"Oh my goodness this was SO GOOD!! Please do yourself a favor and read this book."

"A captivating read! A great story, full of interesting people and places, with surprises around every corner."
Linda C. Goodreads

"This is no run-of-the-mill paranormal book! Unique ideas. You will be glad this is a series!"
Susan G. Amazon

"A magical, delightful tale with a quirky cast of characters, engaging dialogue, a pleasantly appealing universe, and an intriguing plotline that I could not put down"
Dru Ann,

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery; Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Published by: Better Beginnings, Inc.
Publication Date: November 2020
Number of Pages: 352
Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic, Book 1
Book Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Showcase: Too Wrong to be Right by Melonie Johnson a St. Martin's Griffin new release

Today I'm showcasing, Too Wrong to be Right, a delightful new rom-com from Melonie Johnson, about a florist over getting Mr. Wrong and bound and determined to find Mr. Right.

ISBN-13: 9781250768827
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 02-28-2023
Length: 368 pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



A swoony, slow-burn rom-com, Melonie Johnson's Too Wrong to Be Right features a true romantic on a mission to find her happily ever after.

After her latest jerk of a boyfriend dumps her (and ditches her with his pet hedgehog), florist Kat Kowalski is done chasing after Mr. Wrong. With her two best friends moving on to more serious relationships, she’s ready to stop repeating the same mistakes that are leaving her stuck in the single lane. Armed with a list of qualities for her perfect Mr. Right, Kat swears off dating until she finds him.

Then in a meet-disaster involving a corpse and a salty cockatoo, she stumbles across Mick O’Sullivan at his family's funeral home. Their immediate chemistry warns Kat to keep things platonic; after all, following her heart never worked out in the past, and this time she’s determined to listen to her head. But can Kat and Mick be just friends? As she gets to know him better, the lines blur, and Kat starts to wonder if she’s gotten it wrong and Mick is exactly who she’s been looking for...