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2017 New Release Challenge: First Quarterly Recap

2017 New Release Challenge: First Quarterly Recap

The 2017 New Release Challenge is hosted by Lexxie at Unconventional Book Views and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My. Wow I am doing even better than I expected with this challenge so far, almost two thirds of the books I read so far this year have been new releases. I have read a total of 34 books and 21 new releases. How am I doing so far? Goal: 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro Total so far: 21 Total this quarter: 21 New Releases I read in the past 3 months Saven Deliverance (The Saven series… Read more »

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Review: When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day

Review: When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day

When the Grits Hit the Fan (Country Store Mysteries #3) by Maddie Day Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Despite the bitter winter in South Lick, Indiana, business is still hot at Robbie Jordan’s restaurant. But when another murder rattles the small town, can Robbie defrost the motives of a cold-blooded killer? Before she started hosting dinners for Indiana University’s Sociology Department at Pans ‘N Pancakes, Robbie never imagined scholarly meetings could be so hostile. It’s all due to Professor Charles Stilton, who seems to thrive on heated exchanges with his peers and underlings, and tensions flare one night… Read more »

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Review: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Review: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Losing Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #2) by Siobhan Davis Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Blurb: Condemned to repeat the sins of the past… Faye thought losing her parents was the most devastating thing to happen to her, but she was wrong. Her uncle’s scandalous revelation has sent her into a tailspin, leaving her questioning her entire existence. Everything she believed is built on a lie. And the one person she shares a passionate, soul-deep connection with can’t be there for her. Faye and Ky can’t be together. It’s forbidden. Though they are determined to avoid replicating their parents’ mistakes,… Read more »

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Review: Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

Review: Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and on the last saturday of the month I’ll post my review of the book. Death by Chocolate Lab (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #1) by Bethany Blake Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft… Read more »

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Review: Witch Chocolate Fudge by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Witch Chocolate Fudge by H.Y. Hanna

Witch Chocolate Fudge (Bewitched by Chocolate #2) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Blurb: A witch, a kitty and a wickedly delicious mystery… Since arriving in the tiny Cotswolds village of Tillyhenge, Caitlyn is discovering that there are lots of perks to being a witch (although sadly, magic still can’t make your thighs thinner or stop you acting like an idiot every time you meet handsome “lord of the manor”, James Fitzroy). But when the nasty housekeeper at Huntingdon Manor is murdered and Caitlyn becomes the main suspect, she finds herself surrounded by suspicious villagers. With… Read more »

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Review: Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost

Review: Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost

Pancakes and Corpses (Peridale Cafe Mystery #1) by Agatha Frost Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Book 1 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series! Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe’s most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered. Sign up to Agatha Frost’s newsletter at AgathaFrost.com My Review:… Read more »

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Review: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Review: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Accidentally on Purpose (Heartbreaker Bay #3) by Jill Shalvis Rating: 3 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Blurb: There’s no such thing as a little in love… Elle Wheaten’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . . There’s no such thing as a little in lust… Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed… Read more »

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