So many books, so little time!

Fill your shelves—or your Kindle—with books! A number of these are freebies, but always check the price when you navigate to it to be sure.

Here are books that grabbed my attention the last couple of weeks. These are not generally books that I have already read, though a few of them might be. They are books that I have seen and added to my TBR list, looked up on Amazon, loved the cover of, etc. Just a quick run-through of what caught my eye, so you can have a look too.

Click on a cover to jump to it on Amazon.

Added to my TBR List

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Looked at on Amazon

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Liked the Cover

 

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Excerpt from Death by a Honey Bee

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

The bright cheery cover of this cozy mystery attracted my attention. It has been an interesting read so far! Death by a Honey Bee is a Josiah Reynolds Mystery by Abigail Keam.

As I worked my honeybees, I wondered what Richard’s death would have cost me had I really been guilty of murdering him. It probably would have been cheaper just to confess and go to trial.

Abigail Keam, Death by a Honey Bee

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The Josiah Reynolds series is not just another formulated mystery series. They are not cozy or fuzzy, but they do try to be humorous and witty. Sometimes they succeed. Each novel/novella has a stand-alone mystery, but the stories are also about the continuing life saga of a middle-aged Southern woman as she faces many serious obstacles. Josiah faces the world with sarcastic humor and a number of quirky, oddball friends that can only be found in the Southern town of Lexington, the heart of the Kentucky horse country. Some mysteries end with a bang, some are not solved at all and the first one ends with a cliff hanger, but they always entertain in the sassy, humorous and suspenseful world as Josiah goes about sleuthing. The Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series is just like fried chicken . . . finger-licking good! Add some sweet tea and a piece of chocolate pecan pie with a scoop of ice-cream and you got yourself some tasty reading.

Description

Josiah Reynolds is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers’ Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis.

The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect! Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the lush Bluegrass horse country. Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.

Death By A HoneyBee is the first of an episodic series and as such ends in a cliff-hanger which is crucial to the rest of the series. Attached to HoneyBee is a bonus chapter from Death By Drowning which continues our heroine’s story in linear time. I hope you enjoy reading Death By A HoneyBee as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It was a labor of love.

Pre-release Excerpt from June and Justin

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I just got final edits back on June & Justin, so I am getting it all finalized and ready for publication, and thought I would share a passage with you for my Teaser Tuesday this week. Soon to be released!

June apparently couldn’t wait either. The front door of the house flew open, and she came running down the sidewalk, colliding with Justin and throwing her arms around him tightly. Unable to repress a wide grin, Justin squeezed her hard.

“June.”

“I missed you, Justy! Oh, I missed you, I missed you, I missed you!”

He laughed and lifted her up, whirling her around in a circle. “It’s only been two days,” he pointed out.

P.D. Workman, June & Justin

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Justin had made a mistake. A big, life-changing mistake.

He already failed June once. He wasn’t there when she needed him, and because of him, their lives will never be the same. June is everything to Justin, and he must be everything to her. He must protect June at all costs. Justin is prepared spend the rest of his life keeping her from getting hurt again.

But it seems they are always falling behind, barely keeping one step ahead of the nightmares.

There is always one more hazard, just around the corner.

Easter weekend reads

I am having a good time with Camp Nanowrimo! Some very sad scenes today, though. It’s gonna make you cry…

Do you have a few hours this weekend for some reading? Fill your shelves—or your Kindle—with books! A number of these are freebies, but always check the price when you navigate to it to be sure.

Here are books that grabbed my attention this week. These are not generally books that I have already read, though a few of them might be. They are books that I have seen and added to my TBR list, looked up on Amazon, loved the cover of, etc. Just a quick run-through of what caught my eye, so you can have a look too.

Click on a cover to jump to it on Amazon.

Added to my Shelf:

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Excerpt from The Centurion’s Wife

Before I start my teaser, a couple of reminders:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

Quite appropriate for this week, I am reading The Centurion’s Wife, by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke, which is historical fiction set in the weeks following the crucifixion/resurrection of Christ. Look at that gorgeous cover!

I know it sounds absurd—I can scarcely believe those words have come from my own mouth. But I am increasingly drawn to wonder if this might—just might—have happened. What would you call such a man?

Davis Bunn and Janette Oke, The Centurion’s Wife

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Mediterranean breezes caressed her, and Leah could not help but pause between kitchen and bath house. She lifted her face to the cry of the sea birds and the few clouds overhead. Sea waves lapped gently along the promontory’s edge. Not even the first stirrings within the palace compound behind her could wipe out her sense of peace. Leah finally turned toward the elaborate courtyard with its columns and statuary, the opulent ceramic tiled baths, and the impressive marbled facade of the palace. No childhood dreams had ever included residing in the palace of the Prelate of Palestine. In different circumstances, Leah would have found it all impossibly beautiful. In different circumstances…Leah sighed and turned away. The reality was that she was here because she had no other recourse. Far to the northwest lay her home. True, it was no longer her home, but it still held her heart. There her mother faced a new dawn also, alone. Leah yearned to be with her, giving what love and comfort she was able. But trapped within this imposing palace, she was surrounded by elegance she could appreciate only from a distance. Yes, even though she had been born to wealth, to position, yet here she was little more than a slave. Bitterness filled her throat and caught her breath. She pushed the dark thoughts aside, cast one more longing look out over the wide expanse of sea, and with a determined lift of her shoulders walked on toward the bathhouse. Her first of many duties for the day would have her laying out fresh towels and robes…

I need your thoughts on these covers!

Okay, my friends, I need your thoughts on the three cover concepts for the novel I start next week. Young adult contemporary about a Cree girl.

Which would you pick up to look at further? What do you like/not like?

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Goodreads Giveaway – Those Who Believe

I currently have a Goodreads Giveaway running for Those Who Believe. Enter now to win an autographed copy!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Those Who Believe by P.D. Workman

Those Who Believe

by P.D. Workman

Giveaway ends March 31, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

These signs shall follow those who believe…

On the run from Social Services and others who do not understand their beliefs, Nathan and his mom, faith-healer Billie Ashbury move into yet another a new town.

Nathan again faces the challenges of making new friends and of keeping his family’s secrets. But what he really struggles with is his wavering faith and reconciling his actions with what his devoted mother has taught him from the cradle. Could disobeying her ever be right? His life could depend on the answer.

“…engaging, keeps you guessing, a little creepy at times, good ending”

“It was a great story and I enjoyed reading it.”

“I have struggled with some of the same things as Nathan did, and it was like I was reading my own story”

Excerpt from Cold Fear #books #teasertuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I am most of the way through Rick Mofina’s Cold Fear. It is a police procedural thriller about a missing child, and has kept my attention thus far!

Did you lose control, Doug? How did you hurt your hand? What was going on in the time before your daughter had vanished?

Rick Mofina, Cold Fear

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In the remote, rugged corner of Montana’s Glacier National Park known as the Devil’s Grasp, little Paige Baker of San Francisco disappears with her dog, Kobee, while on a camping trip with her family; or so her mother and father have told authorities.

A multi-agency task force launches a massive search as Paige fights to survive in the wilderness. Time hammers against her and soon the nation is gripped by the life-and-death drama.

Secretly, behind the scenes, the FBI grows suspicious of Paige’s parents. Their recent history and disturbing evidence links them to a horrible secret from the past.

Fill your shelves! #books #amreading

Fill your shelves—or your Kindle—with books! A number of these are freebies, but always check the price when you navigate to it to be sure.

Here are books that grabbed my attention this week. These are not generally books that I have already read, though a few of them might be. They are books that I have seen and added to my TBR list, looked up on Amazon, loved the cover of, etc. Just a quick run-through of what caught my eye, so you can have a look too.

Click on a cover to jump to it on Amazon.

Added to my TBR

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Doesn’t Death of a Dapper Snowman look cute? Couldn’t resist it.

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And Janette Oke? Yes please?

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Looked at on Amazon

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Shopaholic on Honeymoon is  a short story from the popular Sophie Kinsella.

Loved the cover
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Excerpt from Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I have been reading quite a bit the last couple of books, what to share with you…? I think I had the most fun reading Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge. I initially looked at it thinking it was a cozy mystery, but it is actually more of a witchy suspense, along with vampires, werewolves, and necromancers. There is an element of mystery to it as well, but it is really not the main focus. It was a very enjoyable read, and I may read more of the series.

“The bedroom is vampire free.” Sienna sashayed back into the kitchen and snagged a cookie. “I checked the closet, the shower, and under the bed.”

Meghan Ciana Doidge, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic

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If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.