Book Review : Accident Happen by Sharon Karaa

 

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A wonderfully funny and sweet romance…”
“Witty turns of phrase and enjoyable twists of plot…”
“Great cast of characters with a great story line!”
Reader Reviews

Tabitha was a true survivor – until she wasn’t. One week before her loveless marriage to a wealthy man, a freak accident causes her soul to trade places with a womanising lush paying penance for his sins as a soul collector. While she waits for Death to unravel the bureaucratic red-tape and return her to her life, she’s forced to take on Mort’s duties, accompanied by the sexiest but rudest man she’s ever met.

Cooper was a bank manager until his demise, and he’s got a lot of making up to do. He’s determined to be the best damn soul collector heav…he…Death has ever seen. Saddled with baby-sitting the soul of a selfish, amoral airhead, he’s determined to teach her a lesson.

Can Tabitha convince Death to switch her back before her wedding and her reputation are ruined? Will Cooper make her see the error of her ways? Or will Fate have the last laugh and teach them all a lesson in love?

 

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My Book Review : Borrowed from Kindle unlimited : 

I had the author contact me to write this revy. Always happy to help and I downloaded with kindle unlimited. It was a fun book with great characters and a pleasure to read. After Tabith helps out at an accident her soul is merged with a soul collected Mort by accident. She’s introduced to Death and the other soul collectors as they work out her problem. But Tabitha has a bigger problem she’s getting married or is she? In this tale of mistakes and accidents that leads to a happy ending. Lisa

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Book Review * Pecan Pie and Dead Guys

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Sometimes Verity Long would like to forget that she lives with the ghost of a 1920s gangster. But the reluctant housemates must once again work together when a dead detective blackmails Frankie into helping him solve a Great Gatsby-era cold case. Before she can say “bathtub gin,” Verity is dragged straight into a raging, otherworldly house party. Worse, every guest is hiding something.

Meanwhile, Ellis Wydell, Verity’s living, breathing boyfriend needs Verity’s help with a police case of his own. After a dead body is discovered near the pecan orchard, Verity gives her insights, thinking her job is done. But when mysterious pecan pies start arriving at her house, she wonders who might be thanking her…or stalking her.

Between hard-living ghosts and sugar-laden desserts, Verity has her work cut out for her. But will she uncover the secrets behind the pecan pies and dead guys? Or has she stumbled upon a recipe for disaster?

A warm and witty paranormal cozy mystery!

 

Ne Galley Review :  Book 7 in this series. This book is part of a series and best read with the other books in this series.  A true fun paranormal cozy mystery that you will enjoy if you love your mysteries with a dash of ghosts, romance and fun. 

It all starts with a gift – a Pecan Pie and with it brings a mystery to solve. Both the supernatural one and the real one.And as a  ghost hunter  Verity  takes on both challenges with  fun and gusto. But when the Pecan Pie’s keep coming she knows  she close to solving the real life mystery. But will she? Read the book-

Like the other books its filled with amazing characters :  Frankie, and   the  cast of wonderful secondary characters in the book makes it a special book. 

A  Perfect book for an afternoon read and Now  I am hungry . Pecan Pie Anyone ? 

 

Biography Angie Fox

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed paranormal mystery and romance. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries and for her Accidental Demon Slayer books. She lives in St. Louis, with her football-addicted husband, two kids, and Moxie the dog.

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Fried Rice and Fangs by Raven Snow

National Fried Rice Day !!! Let’s Celebrate : 

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In Waresville, crime not only pays, it’s marketable. Without the spooky tour buses that frequent haunted houses, the unexplainable crimes, and the magic shops that bring in tourists far and wide, this little town would have been home to nothing but tumbleweeds. Thanks to being the “Most Haunted Town in America,” Waresville is not only surviving, it’s thriving. They’ve got their own movie theater, morgue, and, as of this week, Waresville has a new murder victim to advertise. The problem? The town wants to keep this victim under wraps. Magic may run Waresville, but there are some creatures too scary for even tourists to stomach.

That’s where Harper Beck, detective extraordinaire, disco skate owner, and witch, comes in. In her ten years in Waresville, Harper’s never met a mystery she doesn’t like, and this one is no exception, even if it does involve a creature she’s never dealt with before. But fanged bad guys and bitten victims aren’t all Harper has to contend with. If it’s not troubles with her new stepson, there’s an old face back in Waresville, and he’s blackmailing her. To make matters worse, Harper and her new partner are about to be caught between two sides in an age-old war, and if these two can’t stick together, solving the case will be the least of their worries.

Novella (approx. 40,000 words). Tenth Volume of the Harper “Foxxy” Beck Mystery Series. It is a standalone (reading prior or future volumes not required to enjoy the book, no cliffhanger).

Biography

Raven Snow lives in the Pacific Northwest & enjoys writing Witch Cozy Mysteries. Please click the “+Follow” button.

A Plantation ,a tour Guide and a Poltergiest

Title: A Plantation, a Tour Guide, and a Poltergeist
Author: CC Dragon
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Cover Designer: Viola Estrella
Publication Date: August 10th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
 
Blurb:
Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mysteries Book 8
Ghosts never forget, rarely forgive, and frequently refuse to move on.
While Deanna is helping her brother settle in, her friends relationships give her reasons to worry and celebrate—depending on the couple.
Work, however, never stops.
The case that falls in her lap at the Hundred Willows Plantation is truly disturbing. The ghosts have become restless—attacking tourists and tour guides. While the family denies there is anything haunting the antebellum mansion, they can’t hide the truth from Deanna.
The plantations dark history repeats itself. Specific scenes playing out over and over. That isn’t the worst of it.
It’s when the supernatural residents try to interact with humans that injury and death become a recurring theme for the living.
The only way to change the pattern is for Deanna to put herself in the path of anger, attack, and Death (wearing high heels) itself.
A loyal Chicago girl who loves deep dish pizza, the Cubs, and The Lake, CC Dragon is fascinated by the metaphysical and paranormal.  She loves creating characters, especially amateur sleuths who solve mysteries. A coffee and chocolate addict who loves fast cars, she’s still looking for a hero who likes to cook and clean…so she can write more!
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No Grater Danger * Victoria Hamilton

 

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“Delightfully entertaining, well-written, and an interesting and exciting plot. Literally keeps you guessing right to the end.” —Goodreads on Leave It to Cleaver

Vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton is thrilled at the prospect of meeting an elderly descendant of her town’s founding father, not least because she’s known to possess an enviably large collection of antique spice graters. But the curmudgeonly woman also has substantial real estate holdings, and at the moment she’s engaged in a fierce battle with a property developer who wants her to sell off her old buildings in the name of progress. When Jaymie goes to visit the woman and discovers that there’s been an attempt on her life, she polishes up her sleuthing skills to find out who was behind the foul deed.

Her first instinct is to suspect the developer, but as she digs deeper into the case she learns that her older new friend has purportedly been the victim of numerous criminal acts—all of which point to different suspects. Unsure if the stories are true or simply the confused ramblings of a senior citizen, Jaymie sifts through the clues hoping to expose the culprit, but she knows that if she keeps stirring up trouble, she’ll be next on the would-be killer’s list . . .

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My Book Review :

Net Galley furnished this copy for me to read, This is book 7 in this series and feels like coming home . Jaymie has grown and changed in these books but shes still attracting

dead bodies and problems. This is just the newest one to solve. Jaymie and her friends are involved in and you must read the book to find who did it and why.   Its a fun way to spend an afternoon and you will enjoy the journey.  Lisa

Praise for the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries:

“All the right ingredients . . . Small-town setting, kitchen antiques . . . and a bowlful of mystery. A perfect recipe.” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert

“[A] charming new series.” —New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly

“A chilling whodunit.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Well-plotted with several unexpected twists and more developed characters.” —The Mystery Reader

“Jaymie is a great character . . . She is inquisitive and full of surprises!” —Debbie’s Book Bag

About the Author:

Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. In addition to the Vintage Kitchen Mystery series, she also writes the Merry Muffin Mystery series and blogs at Killer Characters. Visit her website at victoriahamiltonmysteries.com.

To Brew or Not to Brew

Happy Saturday and we are Celebrating  International Beer Day – in case you  cant make the Brew Fest in Sept Brew fest.  Here a book to keep you in the mood.  Lisa 

 

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An all-new mystery series set in a Pittsburgh craft brew pub, featuring a brewmaster with a head for sleuthing.

The Allegheny Brew House is a dream come true for Maxine “Max” O’Hara, who went all the way to Germany for her brewmaster certification, and is now preparing to open her own craft brew pub in a newly revitalized section of Pittsburgh. But before she can start pouring stouts and lagers to thirsty throngs, there’s trouble on tap. Suspicious acts of sabotage culminate in Max finding her assistant brewmaster and chef Kurt Schmidt strangled in one of the vats.

Between rescuing a stray gray tabby she names Hops and considering a handsome ex-hockey player as her new chef, Max doesn’t have a lot of time to solve a murder. But with a homicide detective for a dad, she comes to criminal investigation naturally. And if someone is desperate enough to kill to stop her from opening, Max needs to act fast—before her brand-new brew biz totally tanks…

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Finders,Not Keepers

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Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Date Published: August 20, 2018
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What do you do with a diamond no one wants? You can’t keep it. Or can you?
While cleaning her ex-husband’s effects out of the attic, Terri finds an exquisite diamond pendant necklace. She’s determined to return the necklace to its proper owner, but the owner was brutally killed, a murder which remains unsolved, and her heirs want nothing to do with the diamond. Terri embarks upon a journey researching charities to which she can donate the diamond. When her research becomes dangerous, Terri contemplates solving the murder herself. Her best friend, Melanie, jumps feet first into investigating the murder, but her neighbor, Ryder, doesn’t want Terri exposed to any danger. Ryder, to Terri’s surprise, also wants to be more than neighbors with Terri. Luckily, he’s prepared to take any measure necessary to keep her safe because someone is determined to stop her inquiries.  
Join Terri on her quest to find a home for the diamond, which may result in the unveiling of a murderer – if she survives long enough.
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“How are we going to solve the murder if we don’t even know where it happened?” 
“We are not solving the murder! How many times do I have to explain myself? I’m only trying to honor Jessica’s last wishes by finding somewhere to donate the necklace in her memory.”
“We are totally solving this murder.”
“Did you not read the part where she was shot to death! And the police have no fricking idea what happened?”
Melanie shrugged as if she knew people who were shot to death all the time. “We’ll be fine.”
“We? We are not doing anything. I’m the one who is doing this. We are not doing anything.”
“Fine. Fine. So, Ms. Patterson, what are you going to do next, hmm?” She raised an eyebrow, crossed her arms over her chest, and leaned back in her chair.
“I’m not sure.” Terri tapped her fingers on the table. There was a long pause before she suddenly sat up straight. “Where did the obit say donations were to be sent?”
Melissa pulled the obit up on her tablet. “Westside Soup Kitchen.”
“That’s it!” She snapped her fingers. “I’ve volunteered at that soup kitchen several times. I’ll just go check it out. See if they are a good candidate for receiving the necklace.”
“You volunteered at the same soup kitchen as Jessica? Maybe you met her and don’t remember?”
“No.” Terri shook her head. “I saw a picture of her at the Collins’ house. There’s no way I would have forgotten meeting her.”
“Maybe some of the other volunteers or even the homeless people will remember Jessica. You could ask them about her.”
“Stop trying to solve the murder!”
Melanie readily agreed she wouldn’t get involved in investigating the murder, but Terri knew better than to believe her.
About the Author

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I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.
Finders, Not Keepers is my thirteenth book.
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High Kicks,Hot Chocolate and Homicides

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“Hilarity and camaraderie.” —RT Book Reviews

Murder takes center stage . . .

It’s a Christmas miracle for the Happy Hoofers—Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini. They’ve scored a gig at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall with the legendary Rockettes, complete with sexy Santa suits and microphones on their shoes. But when a dazzling diva of a dancer is found dead under the stage, there’s quite a lineup of suspects. In between rehearsals and seasonal sightseeing—and the discovery of a multi-talented, multi-colored cat—the toe-tapping troupe has to sort out the intrigue before another victim kicks the bucket . . .

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Praise for the Happy Hoofers Mysteries

“McHugh delivers murder and mayhem.” —Jerilyn Dufresne

“Hilarity and hijinks.” —Nancy Coco

“Cozy adventure for mystery buffs.” —Library Journal

 

About the Author

Mary McHugh graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, with a B.A. in English Literature and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is the author of the first four books in the Happy Hoofers series—Chorus Lines, Caviar, Corpses; and Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities; Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets, and Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends; nineteen nonfiction books; and two other novels. She was a contributing editor for Cosmopolitan, an articles editor at Woman’s World, Travel Holiday, and Bridal Guide, and has written articles for The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle.  She loves to tap dance and to travel—two passions that inspired her to write the Happy Hoofers series. She lives in the New York area. Visit her at http://www.marymchugh.org.

Hot Chocolate and Homicide

Today’s book is all about Hot Chocolate good for any holiday ! Free with Kindle Unlimited to borrow. Lisa 

 

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It is almost Valentine’s Day and Charlotte and Ally are frantically trying to fill chocolate orders for the special day. Their hot chocolate gift packs are flying out the door and they couldn’t be happier.

But then the local dairy farm owner lands up dead. Charlotte and Ally cannot resist a good mystery and decide to do some snooping of their own. But with the suspects piling up they realize they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Will Charlotte and Ally be able to find the killer before they land up in hot water?

Recipe Included: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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