A Deadly Éclair by Daryl Wood Gerber – Camembert Onion and Mushroom Soup Recipe + Review + Giveaway

Traveling Meal Soup As our traveling feast continues, it’s time for soup. Do you love soup? I’m not big on cold soups, but I adore hot soups. I don’t get to eat soup out at restaurants very often because there are so many that are made with a roux (or gluten). That doesn’t mean I … Read More

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Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson – Review + 2 Giveaways

My Thoughts Seashells, Spells & Caramels is the first book in a new paranormal cozy mystery series by Erin Johnson. I quickly found myself drawn into this magical tale. Imogen has been saving for years chasing her dream of opening her very own bakery. But when her dreams go up in smoke, she’s forced to … Read More

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A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus

A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus is the first book in the Theater Copy Mystery series. Our main character, Sully, used to be a police officer, but now manages a theater in her hometown. She hasn’t had to deal with crime in several years. But when a prominent citizen is murdered, and a childhood friend … Read More

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Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Guest Post Thanks for having me on the blog to share a bit about my third novel, Lies She Told. My favorite line in Lies She Told comes in the first act. Liza Cole, my author protagonist, is explaining how she develops her stories. “I don’t invent my characters, I steal them from my surroundings. … Read More

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Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan – Guest Post + 2 Giveaways

Mixing It Up Calamity at the Continental Club, the third book in the Washington Whodunit series, is set at a fictitious social club in Washington. Due in part to my day job as a senior executive at the Library of Congress, I’m a member of D.C.’s Cosmos Club, which has been in existence since 1878. … Read More

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No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan – Guest Post + Giveaway @TracyBuchanan

My writing sanctuary by Tracy Buchanan Each morning, there’s nothing that gives me more joy then stepping into my beautiful study. It wasn’t always like that though. When we viewed our new house before putting in an offer, the room was filled floor to ceiling with books, files, boxes of clothes and more. The wallpaper … Read More

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Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Guest Post Every so often, I run across a picture of Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher. She’s sitting at her kitchen table in front of a typewriter. There’s a coffee cup to her left, a coffee pot to her right, and a sweater casually draped around her shoulders. She’s wearing make-up. She’s also wearing a … Read More

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