Series Spotlight – Cupcake Bakery Mysteries by Jenn McKinlay

The Cupcake Bakery Mystery series by Jenn McKinlay is one of my favorite cozy series.

 There are 8 books in this series and the 9th book – Caramel Crush will be released April 4th, 2017.   I really like the characters in this series, Melanie, Angie and Tate.  Melanie and Angie open a cupcake bakery and get help from their good friend Tate.  The dialogue is witty and I keep turning the pages to find out what happens next! 

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Watch for another new book by Jenn McKinlay!

About a Dog – Available May 30th, 2017

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Visit http://www.jennmckinlay.com   for more information and updates 

Series Spotlight ~ Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

The Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series written by Elizabeth Lynn Casey is filled with fun characters and lots of southern charm.   I have read the first book in this series – SEW DEADLY and I really enjoyed it!   I’m planning on reading the rest of this series very soon.

needleanddread-279x450The 11th book in this series was released in April 2016, and its titled NEEDLE AND DREAD.

If you like cozy mysteries with a Sewing theme, be sure and put this series on your “to be read” list!

For more information about this series, visit http://elizabethlynncasey.com/blog/books

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Review: “Silver Linings” by Debbie Macomber

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August 11th 2015

Rose Harbor #4

About the Book:  

From: DebbieMacomber.com

Set in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.

Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has met fascinating people from all walks of life, but none have piqued her interest quite like handyman Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still won’t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he’s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. As she grapples with Mark’s decision and tries to convince him to stay, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.

My thoughts:   I’m a big fan of Debbie Macombers books and this series is one of my favorites!   Jo Marie enjoys meeting new guests and making new friends that stay at her Inn.  She has quickly become friends with her handyman named Mark.  When Mark announces that he is moving, she is suprised and disappointed. 

While Jo Marie is wondering where Mark is moving to – she continues to get to know the guests staying at her Inn. She enjoys being a innkeeper and she hopes that her Inn can help have healing powers to all that stay there.

Two of her guests ( Katie and Coco ) are staying at her Inn while attending the activities at their 10 year High School Reunion.  Katie and Coco are anxious to attend the Reunion and to find some closure from some things that happened during their High School years.   Without giving too much of the story away…this is a touching story that makes me anxiously awaiting the next book in the Rose Harbor series! 

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Series Spotlight – Domestic Diva Mystery Series by Krista Davis

 

The Domestic Diva Mystery Series is one of my all-time favorite Cozy series!

There are 9 books in this series so far, the newest book ( The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss ) was released in June 2015.

 

The Diva steals a Chocolate Kiss

 

  1. The Diva Runs out of Thyme
  2. The Diva Takes the Cake
  3. The Diva Paints the Town
  4. The Diva Cooks a Goose
  5. The Diva Haunts The House
  6. The Diva Digs up the Dirt
  7. The Diva Frosts a Cupcake
  8. The Diva Wraps it Up
  9. The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss

Krista Davis also writes the Paws and Claws Mystery Series:

  1.  Murder, She Barked
  2.  The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer
  3.  Murder Most Howl  ( coming November 24th, 2015 )

For more information on cozy mysteries, including these two series by Krista Davis visit  www.cozy-mystery.com

 

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Review: A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

I really enjoy books by Heather Blake, she also writes books as Heather Webber.  Her books have interesting characters and make me smile!

“A Potion to Die For” is the first book in her “Magic Potion” series – you can read more about her books on her website.

Review - A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

More about the book:

As the owner of the Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched.

But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!

More about the Author:

Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of more than twenty novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She’s a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch reality TV (especially cooking competition shows), drink too much coffee, crochet, bake (mostly cookies), and occasionally leave the house to travel to the beautiful mountains in the northeast. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently she lives in the Cincinnati area with her family and is hard at work on her next book.

My Review:

I like the small town in this story, its called “Hitching Post”. The town has lots of interesting stores and characters.   When someone is found dead in the back of Carly’s store..the Police have to close her store to look for clues.  Meanwhile, Carly sets off to find who ( and why ) he was killed.  Did someone use one of her Magic Potions to kill him?  Thats one of the questions she needs answered.

One of my favorite characters in this story is Carly’s cousin Delia.  They dont always get along..but they are family..and they help each other.  There is also a romance in this book, between Carly and her on again/off again boyfriend Dylan.  ( I hope their romance story continues in the next book in this series! ) **

One of my favorite quotes from the book ~

White tendrils swirled into the air, then dissipated – a feature of the Leilara that I’d never tire of watching.

If you love cozy mysteries ( with a touch of magic ) be sure and pick up this book!

My friend Angela, at Griperang’s Bookmarks also reviewed this book, you can see her review here!

Heather Blakes Website

http://www.heatherblakebooks.com

Book Spotlight – Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

Geared for the GraveCycle Path Mysteries #1 ~ Geared for the Grave

Release Date ~ December 2nd, 2014

Where biking takes a deadly turn
Shakedowns cover-ups and big fat lies keep bodies hidden on Mackinac Island and bike-riding tourist oblivious to it all.

Geared for the Grave
To boost her chances for a promotion, Evie Bloomfield helps her boss’ dad with his cycle shop. The good idea turns bad when dad winds up prime suspect in a murder. To save her job Evie takes over the failing shop though she’s never ridden a bike, finding a killer though she can’t find her keys in her purse and discovering why someone is out to frame Dad. Can Chicago Evie survive life on Mackinac Island without her Honda, being on an eight-mile chunk of land with horses, carriages, bikes, fudge-eating tourists, the resident sage writing her eulogy and a killer who wants her dead?

I really enjoy books by Duffy Brown, and her new book sounds intriguing!  I’m honored to be a member of Duffy Browns Street Team!   I have read several of her books including Iced Chiffon, to read my review for Iced Chiffon – click here.

Iced Chiffon

For more information about Duffy Browns books, visit her website.

 

Featuring some Cozy Mystery series for the Fall

Fall is the perfect time to read some cozy mysteries featuring ghosts, Haunted Houses, Witches and all those scary things that go bump in the night!

Here are a few of my favorites!

One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake ( Book two in the Magic Potion Mysteries )  October 2014

One Potion in the Grave

 Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber ( Third in the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series ) October 2014

Stirring the plot

 

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Krista Davis  ( Book two in the Paws and Claws Mysteries )  December 2014  **I’m currently reading Book One in this series,  Murder, She Barked, and really enjoying it!

The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer

 

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What Cozies are you reading this Fall?