Posts Categorized: Book Spotlight

Feb 07 2016
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Murder in White Sands by Marla Bradeen – Spotlight + Giveaway

Murder in White Sands by Marla Bradeen – Spotlight + Giveaway

Murder in White Sands by Marla Bradeen

One dead body, one interrupted marriage proposal, and too many suspects to count.

On the night of her engagement, Rae Lynn Dobbs stumbles across a dead body on the beach of White Sands, Florida. Not only does she recognize the murder victim as one of the retirement-home residents where she serves dinner, but it looks increasingly likely that someone there also killed him.

To her fiancé’s dismay, Rae Lynn launches her own investigation. Between the gossipy widows, the home’s last surviving bachelor, and her coworkers, Rae Lynn doesn’t have any shortage of suspects. But the more she learns, the more it seems anyone could be guilty. And if she doesn’t …

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Jan 26 2016
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The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda – Spotlight @ShilpiGowda

The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda – Spotlight @ShilpiGowda

The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
US Release: January 26, 2016

The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes …

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Jan 24 2016
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Plain Dead by Emma Miller – Spotlight + Giveaway

Plain Dead by Emma Miller – Spotlight + Giveaway

Plain Dead by Emma Miller
An Amish Mystery Book 3
Kensington
December 29, 2015

When a newspaperman is murdered in the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, Rachel Mast digs up the dirt to find out who wanted to bury the lead…

Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel discovered corporate life in the English world to be complicated and unfulfilling. Having returned to Stone Mill, she’s happy to be running her own B&B. But she’s also learning—in more ways than one—that the past is not always so easily left behind.

After local newspaperman Bill Billingsly is found gagged and tied to his front porch, left to freeze overnight in a snowstorm, Detective Evan Parks—Rachel’s …

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Jan 16 2016
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The Masquerading Magician by Gigi Pandian – Spotlight + Giveaway

The Masquerading Magician by Gigi Pandian – Spotlight + Giveaway

The Masquerading Magician by Gigi Pandian
An Accidental Alchemist Book 2

Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She’d much rather be gardening and exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon—but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn’t able to unlock the alchemy book’s secrets soon, the French gargoyle will remain awake but trapped in stone forever.

When Zoe gives herself a rare night out to attend a classic magic show that reminds her of her youth, she realizes the stage magicians are much more than they seem. A murder at the theater leads back to a string of unsolved robberies and murders in Portland’s past, …

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Dec 10 2015
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I'll Be Home For Christmas by Lori Wilde – Spotlight + Giveaway

I'll Be Home For Christmas by Lori Wilde – Spotlight + Giveaway

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Lori Wilde
A Twilight, Texas Novel
Avon Romance
October 27th, 2015

Nothing says Christmas like New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde and Twilight, TX, and now Lori returns to Twilight for a brand new heartwarming holiday tale. The matchmaking members of the Cookie Club are up to their old tricks again!

Christmas in Twilight, Texas, is all merriment and mistletoe. The Cookie Club is whipping up their most festive sweets, the townspeople are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done, and Joe-a hometown guy with a restless heart-is dreaming about the woman he wants to kiss most…

…And who happens to be staying at his sister’s place over the holidays, while Joe’s sister is away. But Joe isn’t quite …

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Dec 04 2015
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The Silence of the Chihuahuas by Waverly Curtis – Spotlight + Giveaway

The Silence of the Chihuahuas by Waverly Curtis – Spotlight + Giveaway

The Silence of the Chihuahuas by Waverly Curtis
A Barking Detective Mystery #5
Kensington
October 27, 2015

“Savvy sleuths come in small packages…”

Pepe, aspiring P.I. Geri Sullivan’s muy clever Chihuahua, has stopped talking. But why now, with Geri’s best friend Brad missing and her ditzy sister in grave danger? Geri’s lost without Pepe’s dogged detective work, especially when a client of Brad’s expires under very murky circumstances.

Luckily, Pepe turns out to be an excelente blogger, and his nose for clues soon has the detective duo chasing down leads. But they’ll have to put a bite on crime quickly, because danger’s afoot – and it’s making tracks in their direction . . .
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Nov 25 2015
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Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore by Rose Pressey – Spotlight + Giveaway

Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore by Rose Pressey – Spotlight + Giveaway

Haunt Couture and Ghosts Galore by Rose Pressey
A Haunted Vintage Mystery #3
Kensington – October 27, 2015

This looks like a job for the fashion police!

A hot-ticket charity fashion show is the perfect chance for Cookie Chanel, proud owner of It’s Vintage Y’All, to show off her stylistic savvy for a good cause. But when a famous fashionista is fatally flattened, and the ghost of a former private investigator asks for Cookie’s help, she has to scurry to sew up a solution. With clever clues from Wind Song, her psychic cat, and sassy suggestions from Charlotte, her ghost-in-residence, Cookie must unravel the sinister stitches of a deadly design–before she becomes the next fashion victim…
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Nov 14 2015
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Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry – Spotlight + Giveaway

Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry – Spotlight + Giveaway

Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry
A Witch City Mystery Book 3

In Salem, Massachusetts, there are secret everywhere–even in the furniture…

When Lee Barrett spots the same style oak bureau she once had as a child on the WICH-TV show, Shopping Salem, she rushes to the antiques shop and buys the piece. Just like the beloved bureau she lost in a fire, this one has secret compartments. It also comes with an intriguing history–it was purchased in an estate sale from a home where a famous local murder took place.

The day after the bureau is delivered, Lee returns to the antiques shop and finds the owner dead. The police suspect the shop owner’s unscrupulous business partner, but Lee wonders …

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Oct 24 2015
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Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern – Spotlight + Giveaway

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern – Spotlight + Giveaway

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern
The Country Club Murders #2
Henery Press – October 13, 2015

With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.”

Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the way.

Worse, a killer has Ellison in his sights, her newly-rebellious daughter is missing, and there’s yet another body in her hostas. Mother won’t be pleased.

Now Ellison must track down not one but two runaway teenagers, keep her promise to Bobby and elude the killer—all before her next charity gala committee meeting.

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Oct 07 2015
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Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan – Spotlight + Giveaway

Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan – Spotlight + Giveaway

Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan
A Cumberland Creek Mystery Book 5
Published by Kensington on September 29, 2015

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what’s been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela’s Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.

As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious …

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