Wedding Cake Murder - Hannah Swensen Murder mystery series, book 19 by Joanne Fluke

Claimed - Outlaws #1 by Elle Kennedy

The Naked Eye - Kendra Michaels, book 3 by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

The Diabolical Ms. Hyde by Viola Carr

Dying for a Donut, Laurel McKay Mysteries, book 5 by Cindy Sample

Dishing The Dirt - Agatha Raisin Mystery Series Book 26 by M.C. Beaton

Death, Taxes, And A Chocolate Cannoli - Tara Halloway Series by Diane Kelly

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

Cover your eyes - Morgan of Nashville, Book 1 by Mary Burton

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shadow Fall - Tracers series, Book 9 by Laura Griffin

The Last Time I Saw Her - Charlotte Stone series, book 4 by Karen Robards

Two Deadly Doves - Meg Langslow Series by Donna Andrews

Barefoot with a Stranger - Barefoot Bay Undercover, Book 2 by Roxanne St. Claire

Energized - Tidewater series, Book 3 by Mary Behre

Mystic Mayhem, A Mystery Isle Book 1 by Sally Smith and Jean Steffens

Laying Down The Paw - Paw Enforcement Series Book 3 by Diane Kelly

Exposing the Heiress - Once a Marine # 3 by Jennifer Apodaca

Hell or High Water - Deep Six series, Book 1 by Julie Ann Walker

Vipers Rule - Skulls Cree, Book 2 by Stephanie Tyler

Ride Steady - Chaos series, book 3 by Kristen Ashley

EXIT Strategy - EXIT Inc. series, book 1 by Lena Diaz

Midnight Action (Killer Instincts, Book 5) by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Pursuits (Killer Instincts, Book 4) by Elle Kennedy

Barefoot with a Bodyguard - Barefoot Bay Undercover, Book 1 by Roxanne St. Claire

Midnight Games (Killer Instincts, Book 3) by Elle Kennedy

Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts, Book 2) by Elle Kennedy

Against the Tide - The Brodies of Alaska series, book 3 by Kat Martin

Dragon's Lair - Wind Dragon Motorcycle Club series, book 1 by Chantal Fernando

Stealing The Golden Dream by Sally Smith and Jean Steffens

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Leave Yesterday Behind by Lauren Linwood

Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls, but after a decade of playing the same role, she is ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show and returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana, to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.

Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.


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Wedding Cake Murder - Hannah Swensen Murder mystery series, book 19 by Joanne Fluke, Hannah has her hands full with her wedding day only two weeks away as well as participating in the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. Winning the Hometown Challenge places the contest right in her own hometown. But when her sister Michelle stumbles across the head judge's body, Hannah switches into amateur sleuth mode just as her wedding day draws near. Will she make it to the church on time, or will she become the killer's next victim? Read Review>>

Claimed - Outlaws #1 by Elle Kennedy, CLAIMED has action, adventure and suspense along with steamy sex in various forms. This is the first book in a new series by Kennedy that has fighting and survival skills put to the test as a war has wiped out most of the world. It's good vs. evil; outlaws vs. Enforcers. Who will win? Read Review>>

The Naked Eye - Kendra Michaels, book 3 by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen, I can honestly say I have never read a book written by a mother and son duo. I don't understand the concept: does Iris write the first half of the story and Roy write the last part? I enjoyed this story no matter how it was written. Read Review>>

The Diabolical Ms. Hyde by Viola Carr, I enjoyed this novel from beginning to end. Ms. Carr took a risk combining voices, styles, and classic themes; the result is belletristic alchemy. Read Review>>

Dying for a Donut, Laurel McKay Mysteries, book 5 by Cindy Sample, When Laurel discovers a body at her daughter Jenna's job and the main suspect ends up being Jenna's boyfriend, Tony, Laurel becomes an unpaid, unofficial part of the investigation. But not everyone is happy with her involvement. Will she be able to clear Tony's name before she becomes the killer's next target? Read Review>>

Dishing The Dirt - Agatha Raisin Mystery Series Book 26 by M.C. Beaton, Agatha’s mad and she is not going to take it anymore! Look out, Agatha is on fire and sexy to boot in M.C. Beaton’s new novel DISHING THE DIRT. Read Review>>

Death, Taxes, And A Chocolate Cannoli - Tara Halloway Series by Diane Kelly, DEATH, TAXES AND A CHOCOLATE CANNOLI is such a good story with a great combination of crazy characters, a twisty plot and cozy warmth. Well done! Read Review>>

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer, A New Adult suspense with an intriguing twist will keep the pages flipping until the end. Read Review>>

Cover your eyes - Morgan of Nashville, Book 1 by Mary Burton, Rachel Wainwright strives to help the wrongly accused to gain acquittal for the charges against them. Detective Deke Morgan believes his father convicted the right man thirty-years-ago. Can Rachel convince Deke to re-open the case? Will Deke and Rachel discover the true killer before it is too late? Read Review>>

Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz, This story is a treasure trove of clues that will keep you entranced as the story unfolds. It keeps you guessing on what is going to happen next, trying to solve this mystery until the surprising end. Read Review>>

 

Shadow Fall - Tracers series, Book 9 by Laura Griffin, Tara Rushing is dealing with the psychological fallout of her last FBI raid. Liam Wolfe operates a successful security consulting firm. Will Liam be able to convince Tara to trust him enough to let him in? Can Tara maintain her professional stance and still catch the serial killer before he strikes again? Read Review>>

The Last Time I Saw Her - Charlotte Stone series, book 4 by Karen Robards, The CHARLOTTE STONE series is a great look into the life of a psychiatrist studying death row serial killers in a hope of finding flaws in their brains that make them do what they do. Throw in a sexy, handsome ghost and you have a mystery to bring chills up your spine. Read Review>>

Two Deadly Doves - Meg Langslow Series by Donna Andrews, Readers can count on twice the suspense and twice the fun in Donna Andrews’ new Christmas novel, TWO DEADLY DOVES, which contains two hilarious holiday stories, SIX GEESE A-SLAYING and DUCK THE HALLS, from her popular Meg Lanslow series. Read Review>>

Barefoot with a Stranger - Barefoot Bay Undercover, Book 2 by Roxanne St. Claire, Francesca Rossi has zero interest in following her family's footsteps, preferring the safety of computer codes to guns and danger. Malcolm Harris has done his stint in prison for another person's crime and agrees to help a friend with a delicate mission. Can Malcolm keep Francesca safe from the people who are hunting him? Will Francesca convince Malcolm to strive for a possible future with her? Read Review>>

Energized - Tidewater series, Book 3 by Mary Behre, Niall Graham wants nothing more than to escape the horrific memory of his Marine buddies' deaths. Hannah Halloran searches for the two older sisters she barely remembers. Can Hannah's gift help capture Tidewater's serial killer? Will Niall be able to accept Hannah's eccentric ability? Read Review>>

Mystic Mayhem, A Mystery Isle Book 1 by Sally Smith and Jean Steffens, The ghosts are booing in the eerie bayou in this fantastic southern tale, MYSTIC MAYHEM. There are bickering and bantering between the intriguing, gossipy characters, with a twisty murder case to solve, a dash of romance and simply divine southern food references. Eating while reading, optional! Read Review>>

Laying Down The Paw - Paw Enforcement Series Book 3 by Diane Kelly, LAYING DOWN THE PAW is a clever murder mystery starring a snappy police officer, Megan Luz and her canine police dog, Brigit. Slap dash situations and witty banter populate Ms. Kelly’s fast-paced mystery novel that will keep you reading past your bedtime. Read Review>>

Exposing the Heiress - Once a Marine # 3 by Jennifer Apodaca, EXPOSING THE HEIRESS is a romantic suspense with Hunter Reece, a former Marine sniper, recruited to protect childhood friend, Alyssa/Lyssie (love the nickname) Brooks. Sparks do fly when they are together but will it be more than cameras flashing and weapons being fired? Read Review>>

Hell or High Water - Deep Six series, Book 1 by Julie Ann Walker, In compliance with a deathbed request, Navy SEAL Leo, along with five of his crew, leaves the service and starts their own scavenger firm. But when Olivia, a CIA agent whom Leo has never been able to forget, heads into danger for the sake of her country, the men once more go to the rescue. But Olivia has her own secrets that may jeopardize any future she might have with Leo. Read Review>>

Vipers Rule - Skulls Cree, Book 2 by Stephanie Tyler, Maddie needs to resolve the past so she can have what she dared not take in high school, aka Talon. Talon loves the life he leads in the Vipers Motorcycle Club. Fast cars and women, what more can a man ask for? Will Maddie have the guts to shed the social class boundaries enough to be with Talon? Can Talon let go of the past to take a chance with Maddie? Read Review>>

 


Luck Be A Lady - Rules For The Reckless Series, Book 4 by Meredith Duran
 LUCK BE A LADY is absolutely delish with a hard won battle toward love. Catherine Everleigh and Nick O’Shea are thrown together in the most unusual of circumstances and they cope the best they can. You bet your bipper, romance ensues!


You and Only You - Blessings, Georgia #1 by Sharon Sala
 YOU AND ONLY YOU is a contemporary romance that was sometimes playful and sometimes dark but the citizens of small town Blessings, Georgia were always there for each other. Sit back and relax and enjoy your visit to Blessings which sometimes is more trying than it is a blessing!


Passion Ignites - Dark Kings, book 7 by Donna Grant
 Lexi Crawford cannot forget the red-eyed beings who killed her friend. Thorn is determined to keep the Dark Fae scourge from plunging the world into chaos. Can Thorn protect Lexi from the Dark Fae threat? Or will Lexi be another causality in the supernatural fight?


One-Eyed Dukes are Wild - Duke Behaving Badly, book 3 by Megan Frampton
 When a very proper, one-eyed duke meets a scandal ridden, card playing society lady, do they stand a chance at a happy-ever-after? Or will their friendship only land them in trouble?


Dying for a Donut, Laurel McKay Mysteries, book 5 by Cindy Sample
 When Laurel discovers a body at her daughter Jenna's job and the main suspect ends up being Jenna's boyfriend, Tony, Laurel becomes an unpaid, unofficial part of the investigation. But not everyone is happy with her involvement. Will she be able to clear Tony's name before she becomes the killer's next target?


Huckleberry Hearts, The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, book 6 by Jennifer Beckstrand
 Dr. Zach Reynolds has no idea of what is in store for him when he meets his new, matchmaking patient who has just the woman for him, her granddaughter Cassie. However, despite his attraction to her, Cassie’s previous encounter with the doctor years ago leaves her with no desire to be with him, even though Zach doesn’t remember her.


Wild Cowboy Ways - Lucky Penny Ranch, book 1 by Carolyn Brown
 After purchasing the Lucky Penny Ranch, Blake arrives early to whip the place into shape before his partners, brother Toby and cousin Judd, arrive. Due to a mishap, he soon meets his neighbor, Allie, who also owns a home repair business and just what he needs. But his good looks and reputation put her off. Can he convince her that he is a changed man and that his attraction to her is real?


The Wrong Bride - Highland Weddings series, Book 1 by Gayle Callen
 An exceptional stolen bride story includes a hero who will convince the reader of his value right along with his intended bride. If you love Scottish historical romance, don't miss this one! Recommended Read!


Snowbound at Christmas - Christmas, Colorado series, Book 5 by Debbie Mason
 Twin sisters who couldn't be less alike are caught up in several murder attempts on a soap opera set. Another actor, who isn't who he pretends to be, increases the tension between the sisters. Can they find the culprit before they all end up dead or injured?


A Little Night Magic - Novella Collection by Angie Fox
 Stories ranging from voodoo mambo in New Orleans, crazy and wild antics from rowdy biker witches, a food obsessed talking dog, to a southern-sassy styled Ghost Whisperer and her ghostly side kick.



Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
 Devon has just been awarded an earldom. Unfortunately, it comes with a list of tasks a mile long, all of which need an influx of cash. It also comes with the widow of the previous Earl, who Devon is growing increasingly addicted to.


At the Corner of King Street - Alexandria series, book 1 by Mary Ellen Taylor
 I haven't read or heard of Mary Ellen Taylor before now. I am grateful for someone bringing her books to my attention. This story combines family dynamics, witchcraft, and the history of our original colonies. I like the way this story is presented and the history behind the curse.


Dishing The Dirt - Agatha Raisin Mystery Series Book 26 by M.C. Beaton
 Agatha’s mad and she is not going to take it anymore! Look out, Agatha is on fire and sexy to boot in M.C. Beaton’s new novel DISHING THE DIRT.


The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig
 THE OTHER DAUGHTER is a contemporary novel set in France and England and none of the characters are what they seem. They all are playing different roles and not letting their true selves shine through or are they?


Growl by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas & A.C. Arthur
 Growl contains three paranormal tales from today’s hottest authors. Sure to set fire to your heart and leave you panting for more, the tales in this anthology won’t disappoint and will leave you wanting more.


The Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
 If you are not a fan of Darynda Jones yet, this book will certainly bring you into the fold.(Total Fan Girl!)


Nauti Seductress by Lora Leigh
 Lora Leigh continues the Nauti series with the Mackay sisters. NAUTI SEDUCTRESS is the tale of Zoey and Chatham and the secrets that are hiding in the shadows.


Between a Vamp and a Hard Place by Jessica Sims
 Definitely, something I would recommend to my vampire loving friends.


The Warrior Vampire by Kate Baxter
 Kate does a wonderful job writing the scenes, it has a particular flow that most writers strives for but never succeed. I would put this book in your reading list. Definitely something you would want in your personal library.


Intimate by Kate Douglas
 I think that if you are looking for a new book to read in the contemporary genre, this is one you definitely need to read.


Life, Love & Babies Trilogy - Life, Love and Babies by Samantha Chase
 LIFE, LOVE & BABIES TRILOGY - THE BABY ARRANGEMENT/BABY, I'M YOURS/BABY, BE MINE is three books in one that has babies at the forefront and in each case the dad was surprised to find out he was a father and in two of them he had sole custody. Quick paced reads with babies that are hard to resist!


That Summer: A Novel by Lauren Willig
 THAT SUMMER: A NOVEL is a cross between a contemporary romance set in New York and England in 2009 and a historical romance set in the mid 1800's. Much of the story takes place at Herne Hill, the ancestral home that Julia inherits.


My Kind of Wonderful - Cedar Ridge, Book 2 by Jill Shalvis
 Can a woman just learning to live after a serious illness settle down with a man who is overly committed to his family's struggling ski resort? Jill Shalvis once again pairs together an interesting couple full of spunk and surprises.


Spider Game - Ghostwalkers, Book 12 by Christine Feehan
 Trap Dawkins allows a certain few within his inner circle. Cayenne knows nothing of the world outside of Doctor Whitney’s lab. Will Trap be able to convince Cayenne she is no monster? Can Cayenne trust Trap and help in the fight against Doctor Whitney? Or will a new threat claim their lives?


About A Vampire - Argeneau Series, Book 22 by Lynsay Sands
 Ms. Sands mixes frisky vampires, a loyal heroine, passion and tricky situations for a winsome effect in ABOUT A VAMPIRE.


Short Circuit Time by Diane Saxon
 SHORT CIRCUIT TIME is a futuristic tale that has time travel, androids and the survivors of biological warfare on Earth or do they?


Change of Heart by Molly Jebber
 CHANGE OF HEART is not your typical Amish story. God is a mainstay in their lives but there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns to the story that is set in Ohio in 1899.


The Name of the Game - A Something New Novel #3 by Jennifer Dawson
 THE NAME OF THE GAME has alpha males, gorgeous females, smoking chemistry and lots and lots of steamy, burn up the sheets, loving!


Night Hawk - Jackson Hole, Wyoming #10 by Lindsay McKenna
 NIGHT HAWK has a lot of history since it's the tenth book in the series but could be a standalone if you haven't read any of the other books in the series. There's ex-military, ranches, lots of cowboys, lots of action and some danger.


Forever Your Earl - The Wicked Quills of London #1 by Eva Leigh
 FOREVER YOUR EARL is an historical romance set in London in 1816 and the whole story only spans a few months. There is an undercurrent of danger throughout but also lots of loving even if one of them is from the wrong side of the track!


An Improper Arrangement - The Little Season #1 by Kasey Michaels
 AN IMPROPER ARRANGEMENT is an historical romance set in England in the early 1800's with a lot of friends and family as well as the effects of the war against Napoleon on Gabriel and his friends. This is Gabriel and Thea's story along with his aunt and uncle the Duke and Duchess.


Death, Taxes, And A Chocolate Cannoli - Tara Halloway Series by Diane Kelly
 DEATH, TAXES AND A CHOCOLATE CANNOLI is such a good story with a great combination of crazy characters, a twisty plot and cozy warmth. Well done!


Unexpected Assets (Texas Hill Country Book 6) by Emily Mims
 In a blink of an eye Jason Donahue‘s life changed when he was injured in an explosion in Iraq. The face he was born with is no more; he hardly recognizes the scarred remains that were once his face. Emily Riley sees beyond the devastation Jason has suffered. She discovers a man whose soul is beautiful. Wills he convince him of her interest in him?


The Lady's Command - The Adventurers Quartet #1 by Stephanie Laurens
 THE LADY'S COMMAND is an historical romance set in England in the early 1800's that doesn't follow the normal course of romance and love for those in the ton. Lady Edwina has a mind of her own about what she wants her marriage to be like since she and Declan set their sights on each other! Her role models are her married sisters and their spouses and she wants her marriage to be just like theirs. Sit back and relax and see if it comes to fruition.


How to Wrangle a Cowboy - Cowboys of Decker Ranch #3 by Joanne Kennedy
 HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY has alpha males, strong women, lots of horses, cattle and animals since the book is set on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. My interest was held from the first page to the last.


New Leaf - Mystic Creek series, book 2 by Catherine Anderson
 CATHERINE ANDERSON brings us another great story of new beginnings in the small town of Mystic Creek. I have so much fun reading the books in this series that it is hard for me to put them down.


Mad About The Man - The Grayson Series Book 3 by Tracy Anne Warren
 Hard to resist, MAD ABOUT THE MAN is simply about falling in love and trusting the one you love. Enough said!


Home For Christmas - Sanctuary Island series, book 5 by Lily Everett
 I have never made a trip to Sanctuary Island when I haven't totally enjoyed myself. I love the wild horses that roam the island and the island inhabitants that keep them safe. Let's take another ferry ride to see what is happening on this lovely island.


Shopaholic To The Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
 SHOPAHOLIC TO THE RESCUE is brisk, hard to resist and cheeky fun, as Becky and gang race to find their loved ones.


Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer
 A New Adult suspense with an intriguing twist will keep the pages flipping until the end.


Dashing Through The Snow by Debbie Macomber
 My Christmas wouldn't be complete without a story of hope and cheer from one of my favorite authors, DEBBIE MACOMBER. This newest book is one to read every holiday to bring joy to those who read it.


Christmas in Mustang Creek, The Brides of Bliss County, book 4 by Linda Lael Miller
 LINDA LAEL MILLER brings a country Christmas tale to all her readers this holiday season. Mustang Creek, Wyoming, is a magical place for a homecoming that is long past overdue. Another Christmas classic for the ages.


Anything For You - Blue Heron series, book 5 by Kristan Higgins
 ANYTHING FOR YOU is another great story told by fun-to-read author KRISTAN HIGGINS. I love her books and know that anyone who likes laugh-out-loud humor and great storytelling will enjoy this novel as well.


The Accidental Scot - Kilts and Quilts Series by Patience Griffin
 THE ACCIDENTAL SCOT is caring, engaging, endearing and intriguing, where two strangers meet and question if they are meant for each other. The story takes place in a beautiful town in Gandiegow where the residents are like family and they have your back when something goes wrong.


Highlanders Through Time by Sandy Blair
 There is twice the romance and suspense in HIGHLANDERS THROUGH TIME in this twisting, addictive, time-travel adventure.


Cover your eyes - Morgan of Nashville, Book 1 by Mary Burton
 Rachel Wainwright strives to help the wrongly accused to gain acquittal for the charges against them. Detective Deke Morgan believes his father convicted the right man thirty-years-ago. Can Rachel convince Deke to re-open the case? Will Deke and Rachel discover the true killer before it is too late?


Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O'Keefe by M. O'Keefe
 I was immediately drawn to the first line of the description of Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe: “I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life.” Having just read and loved Night Owl by M. Pierce, in which the two lovers meet anonymously over the internet, I thought, “sign up me for another anonymous technology-driven romance!”


Angels in the Snow by Rexanne Becnel
 A wonderful holiday story that is sure to become one of your most memorable this season.


Something to Prove - A Magnolia Beach Novel, Book 1 by Kimberly Lang
 SOMETHING TO PROVE is an unusual small town contemporary romance with a bad girl coming home for a reunion with all the people who thought she'd never amount to anything. Book one kicks off this new series and creates anticipation for book two.


Morrow Creek Marshal - Morrow Creek series, Book 10 by Lisa Plumley
 An easy read that brings the flavor of the old west alive in 1885 Northern Arizona Territory. A dance hall girl and a drifter voted in as temporary sheriff spar and flirt, while a gang of outlaws plan to use their relationship to their advantage.


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