Freebie Round-up Vegan Baked Alaska and More Summer Reading

Summer is finally in full swing here. I’m enjoying being able to run and bike without multiple layers. And if you are looking for some beach reads or if you’re still working and need a mental vacation, pick up Vegan Baked Alaska and some of these freebies.

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Vegan Baked Alaska

“At least you won’t be stumbling over any bodies on an Alaskan cruise.”

Mary Lou couldn’t have been more wrong. Of course Erin Price, gluten-free baker extraordinaire, would stumble over a body on the cruise she had won in the baking category at the Fall Fair. The trouble is, no one will believe her.

Even Terry Piper, dubbed Officer Handsome by Vic, has his doubts about what Erin claims to have seen.

Sparking an international incident wasn’t quite what Erin had planned for her relaxing vacation, but she is determined to prove that she saw what she did and to bring the culprits to justice.

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More Freebies

Here are some more freebies for your summer vacation.

Chocolate with a Side of Murder

A missing sister. A spooky abandoned house. A secret meeting. A rogue hypnotherapist. A love triangle. A cute corgi. And chocolate. Plenty of chocolate.  

If this is your kind of cozy mystery then you’ll love Chocolate With A Side Of Murder. 

Sabrina Daley is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister ten years before. Even though the case went cold long ago, she keeps holding out hope that one day she will discover what happened to her sister.  
Sabrina’s life is turned upside down again when she discovers her friend’s dead body in the alley way behind her family’s coffee shop. If that isn’t bad enough, after a week of investigating, the local police appear to be stumped.  

Terrified about a second case going cold in town, Sabrina decides to take matters into her own hands. She sets out on her own, determined not to give up until she has brought her friend’s killer to justice.

Chocolate with a Side of Murder

Bed Bugged

When Doodle’s “career change” lands him a job with a new boss, he’s not worried. Sniffing out bed bugs? Easy as pie. Well, easier, actually, as getting pie can be a problem for a dog. Doodle finds best part of the new job is Molly, the boss’s ten-year old daughter, who slips Doodle extra treats when she’s not snapping photos with the camera she carries everywhere. But Molly has secrets of her own. And when she enlists Doodle’s help to solve a crime, his nose and her camera lead them straight into danger. 

Readers have called the Doodlebugged mysteries perfect of fans of Spencer Quinn’s popular Chet & Bernie mysteries, and best-selling author Virginia Smith called Bed-Bugged, “a first-rate mystery” and a “triumphant beginning to a series.”

Bed Bugged

Lucky Double

Everyone Has a Hidden Talent

For Lucky O’Toole it’s murder…solving it.

Surviving in Sin City takes cunning, a pair of five-inch heels, and a wiseass attitude. Lucky has mastered them all and has a pair of legs she uses to kick butt and turn heads.

As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description.

She’s good at her job.

She’s less good at life. But who has time for a life when there’s a killer on the loose?

Lucky Double

A Hopeless Murder

It’s been one helluva morning…

And Hope hasn’t even found the body. 

At least not yet.

After a twelve year absence, investigative reporter Hope Walker is back home.

In Hopeless, Idaho.

And it’s not going well. 

It seems the town and its citizens haven’t changed much. 

Still weird. Still nosy. And a few of them? Downright hateful. 

And now Hope has a serious problem. 

Because one of the hateful is dead.

And she’s the prime suspect.

A Hopeless Murder

Texas Troubles

Middle aged Professor Ollie Stratford’s been hounded by a psycho realtor, outrun by a bunch of grandma’s, taken advice from sock puppets, stuck in a brimming toilet bowl, and almost run out of college by a drunken professor. How is that for her first few days in a quiet little Texas town she never wanted to live in? 

Thrust into the middle of a murder mystery with a dwindling pile of cash and very few leads Ollie starts digging. Along the way, she teams up with an oddball reporter, a dreadlocks flashing lawyer, a grandma who teaches mixed martial arts, and a stray dog named Bodie. 

Texas Troubles

The Confectioner’s Guild

Wren knew her sweet treats could work wonders, but she never knew they could work magic. She barely has time to wrap her head around the stunning revelation when the head of the prestigious Confectioner’s Guild falls down dead before her. Poisoned by her cupcake. 

Now facing murder charges in a magical world she doesn’t understand, Wren must discover who framed her or face the headsman’s axe. With the help of a handsome inspector and several new friends, Wren just might manage to learn the ropes, master her new powers, and find out who framed her. But when their search for clues leads to a deep-rooted conspiracy that goes all the way to the top, she realizes that the guild master isn’t the only one at risk of death by chocolate. 

If Wren can’t bring the powerful culprit to justice, she and her friends will meet a bittersweet end.

The Confectioner's Guild

Psychic Undercover (with the Undead)

Singers are a dime a dozen in Nashville, so despite her mama’s urging, psychic Ariana Ryder’s working her way towards a career in law enforcement at the FBI, one tray of fetched coffee at a time, instead. She’s got an extremely handsome boss, a dancing partner among the lab techs, and a solid year as the team rookie under her belt…

Right until the director gives her a big break, working undercover as a singer at a club to investigate why it’s being targeted by a serial killer. This might have worked better if the club didn’t happen to be a vampire nest.

Now, with the vampires’ investigator, Quil, on the case, the sparks are flying and the jurisdictional battle isn’t the only thing heating up as they race to solve the case before the killer strikes again!

Psychic Undercover (with the Undead)

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect. 

The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

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Bitsie George has always dreamed of owning her own bakery, so when she finds herself suddenly single after 27 years of marriage she jumps at the chance of fulfilling her dream. The only drawback to her new life as a baker is the dead electrician in her kitchen. Was he the victim of a tragic on-the-job accident, or is there something much more sinister afoot?

It’s up to Bitsie to find out with a little help from her sister-in-law Liz, her recently-retired-from-the-police-force brother Stan and her too-handsome-to-be-real shop assistant Anthony.

It’s not easy finding a murderer when your most compelling clue is a half-eaten raspberry ripple cupcake, but perhaps a pleasantly-plump cupcake connoisseur is the perfect woman for the job. 

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The Secret of Seaside

Paige Comber dreams of running off to Paris to train at the Cordon Bleu, but fresh out of college, she is stuck running her granny’s coffee shop in the small town of Seaside. It looks like a lousy summer until a handsome stranger named Nate arrives. 

He’s here to help his Uncle Byron with his affairs, but when his uncle’s body washes up on the beach and Nate is thrown into prison, it is up to Paige to find out who might have been crazy enough to do it.

The Secret of Seaside

Arsenic in the Azaleas

After her ex-husband leaves her high and dry, former socialite Doreen Montgomery’s chance at a new life comes in the form of her grandmother, Nan’s, dilapidated old house in picturesque Kelowna … and the added job of caring for the animals Nan couldn’t take into assisted living with her: Thaddeus, the loquacious African gray parrot with a ripe vocabulary, and his buddy, Goliath, a monster-size cat with an equally monstrous attitude.

It’s the new start Doreen and her beloved basset hound, Mugs, desperately need. But, just as things start to look up for Doreen, Goliath the cat and Mugs the dog find a human finger in Nan’s overrun garden.

And not just a finger. Once the police start digging, the rest of the body turns up and turns out to be connected to an old unsolved crime.

With her grandmother as the prime suspect, Doreen soon finds herself stumbling over clues and getting on Corporal Mack Moreau’s last nerve, as she does her best to prove her beloved Nan innocent of murder.

Arsenic in the Azaleas

From Garden to Grave

Verity Hawkes is a shut-in. After two years bunkered in her apartment, the only thing that gets her out is the disappearance of her beloved but eccentric aunt. As she takes over her aunt’s landscaping shop, she’ll need to go from hoarder to horticulturist in a hurry…

Her new home of Leafy Hollow is quaint, except for her most obnoxious client. When a series of freak accidents kills the customer, all signs point to Verity as the killer. 

The hunt for answers is on, and Verity must question a tipsy carpenter, a bacon-peddling vegan restaurateur, and her dreamy landscaping competitor to keep her new life afloat. Failure to find the truth could put her back in a confined space for much more than two years…

From Garden to Grave

Death of a Crafty Knitter

After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls. 

When she lets a mysterious fortune teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. When a body shows up, more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation.

Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the Death of the Crafty Knitter. As Stormy races to find the killer, the danger escalates, bringing the amateur sleuth and the cold-blooded killer face-to-face for a startling climax. 

Death of a Crafty Knitter

Comments

  1. Barbara Cameron says

    Awesome selection. Thanks so much!

  2. Lori Smanski says

    Oh my goodness, thank you so very much. All of these are new to me authors. I am in mystery heaven. LOL

  3. Jerrie Adkins says

    Thank you very much!

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