Release of Dairy-Free Death cozy mystery and other fabulous reads

Release of Dairy Free Death

Dairy-Free Death, Book #2 of the Auntie Clem’s Bakery Series is out today! And be sure to check back next week for a special Halloween short, Witch-Free Halloween.

Erin thought that after Angela Plaint’s murder was solved, everything would settle back to normal in Bald Eagle Falls and she could become part of the Norman Rockwell lifestyle. But the peaceful life that she had pictured remains elusive as her family’s past. Then her own past comes knocking on her door.

Between running the bakery and dealing with her interpersonal relationships, Erin doesn’t have a lot of time to spend delving into Auntie Clem’s genealogical records, but her chances at a happy future in Bald Eagle Falls may depend on it.

Other new releases!

You know me, it’s time for a round-up of other new releases as well. Check out these brand-new books for your next read (after Dairy-Free Death, of course!)

Pumpkin Glaze & Murder: An Oceanside Cozy Mystery - Book 5 by [Gillard, Susan]Pumpkin Glaze Murder, by Susan Gillard

Heather is excited to board a Halloween cruise with her friends. However, there isn’t much time for partying when a man is stabbed on the dance floor.

Now they’re all trapped on the seas with a murderer, and Heather must figure out who the masked killer really is.

Generation Why: A Family Frenzi Book by [Bohnet, Susan]Generation Why, By Susan Bohnet

Humorous stories of the ups and downs of life with young children. They seem to find their way into an amazing amount of trouble without trying. Of course, they wouldn’t try. They are sweet kids. A parent’s greatest skill is the ability to see what’s happening in the moment and figuratively step back and say, “Someday, this will be funny.”

The Cost of Survival: Book 1 of Genesis Rising by [Stowers, J. L.]The Cost of Survival, J.L. Stowers

War consumes the planet, Earth spirals into chaos, and the human race teeters on the edge of extinction. Our only hope is the success of one man, in one valley. Walt Marshall has lost everything, but he’ll do whatever it takes to restore hope to humankind even if it means facing his own dark past and confronting a ruthless dictator.

A Treasure to Die For (A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery Book 1) by [Ambrose, Terry]A Treasure to Die For, by Terry Ambrose

A sunken Spanish galleon brings eight treasure hunters—and murder—to quaint Seaside Cove.

Bandit gold and sunken pirate ships. What could be better for the reputation of a quaint coastal California town like Seaside Cove?

Local eyebrows go up when eight friends come searching for a 16th Century Spanish galleon. After all, everybody knows there’s no such thing as Spanish gold off this part of the California coast.

Don't Let Go by [Coben, Harlan]Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for. 

Devil's Snare: Witches of Palmetto Point Book 3 by [Wang, Wendy]Devil’s Snare, by Wendy Wang

Psychic Charlie Payne has been busy raising her son, helping the local deputy solve the worst of his cases, and accepting her birthright as a witch. When her cousins suggest combining a girl’s week in the mountains with her induction into their coven, she jumps at the chance for a break.

But her vacation turns into a nightmare when Charlie encounters the spirit of a young woman who is definitely not looking to move into the light. When this ghost sets her sights on Charlie, she won’t stop until she gets what she wants.

Magic & Mischief (Starry Hollow Witches Book 3) by [Chase, Annabel]Magic & Mischief, by Annabel Chase

When a handful of Starry Hollow residents experience their worst nightmares in real life, witch-in-training Ember Rose must use her budding journalist skills to figure out the who, what, why, when, where and how before it’s too late. With both Sheriff Nash and Alec, her editor-in-chief, affected, the stakes have never been higher.

Will she manage to stop the curse before her own worst nightmare comes true?

Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy (Villains) by [Valentino, Serena]Mistress of All Evil, by Serena Valentino

The tale is told as if it’s happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess—a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love’s first kiss. The two live happily ever after.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred?

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel by [Meades, Christopher]Hanna Who Fell From the Sky, by Christopher Meades

Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age.

But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. And when her mother reveals a secret—one that could grant her the freedom she’s known only in her dreams—Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe?

The Witch who Foiled the Plot (Mpenzi Munro Mysteries Book 6) by [Penryn, Katie]The Witch Who Foiled the Plot, by Katie Penryn

With enough to live on for the rest of their lives, they no longer need to work for a living. However, when evil comes knocking at the door again, Penzi once more has to choose whether to take up the fight for good or rest on her laurels.

Her new friends who own vineyards and a distillery in Cognac have fallen foul of the powers of greed and wickedness.

The Shadow File (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 4) by [Fuller, A.C.]The Shadow File, by A.C. Fuller

Four months ago, Alex Vane lost his friend James Stacy, killed by private security contractors working for the intelligence-industrial complex. Though Alex exposed the killers, most of the system survived, including the amoral torturer known only as Amand. Now, he and others continue to operate a web of security companies worldwide, off the record and accountable to no law.

James’s widow Innerva Shah is taking a different route to her revenge. From within Cuba’s internet desert, she has quietly penetrated the system of contractors that run America’s security. Now she’s launching the largest ransomware attack in history, with the aim of burning that system to the ground.

Parmesan Pizza Murder (Papa Pacelli's Pizzeria Series Book 16) by [Benning, Patti]Parmesan Pizza Murder, by Patti Benning

Eleanora Pacelli is doing her best to keep up with the whirlwind that is her life. Juggling a fiancé, a full-time job, and the looming opening of a second restaurant isn’t easy, and she just has to keep reminding herself that things will calm down – eventually.

The frantic pace of Ellie’s life is brought crashing to a halt when someone she knew personally is found dead in what first looks to be an accident, but swiftly reveals itself to be something more. Ellie, along with the entire Papa Pacelli’s crew, is shocked at the loss of one of their own, and she will rest at nothing to track down the person responsible and make sure they answer for the murder that they committed.

Delinquent by [Lorson, M.F.]Delinquent, by M.F. Lorson

At 13, Kate Elliot witnesses the abduction of her best friend. With no evidence to support her claim, and parents who want to put the situation behind them, Kate becomes obsessed with proving that the man just a few blocks away is responsible for Chelsea’s disappearance. Two years pass, and though the rest of the neighborhood is content to believe that Chelsea is just another runaway, Kate is unable to move on. Failing in school, failing to connect with her family and somewhat desperate, Kate takes matters into her own hands, breaking into the abductor’s household on multiple fact-finding missions. At first the police are lenient, using Kate’s traumatic backstory to overlook her offenses, but when Kate is caught breaking an entry one too many times her grace period with the San Jose Police Department finally reaches its breaking point.

Murder on Halloween (Book 13 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series) by [Demaree, Steve]Murder on Halloween, by Steve Demaree

A retired detective thinks that all he will have to do on Halloween is hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Everything goes well until all the children in costume come and go, and then the phone calls begin. One of them comes from his former Chief of Police, whom he and his former partner have promised that they will come out of retirement whenever there is a murder in their small town. Not only do they have to go out on a dark night in the pouring down rain, but they have to head out to a remote part of the county, where almost no one lives, to a place where someone has texted and reported that someone has been murdered. All they have to go on is the location of the cell phone. Before he solves the case, he is confronted with several suspects, none of whom seem to have motives or alibis.

Ryan Kaine: On the Rocks: Book Two in the Ryan Kaine action thriller series by [Donovan, Kerry J]Ryan Kaine: On the Rocks, by Kerry J. Donovan

When news of Martin Princeton’s disappearance reaches international fugitive, Ryan Kaine, he abandons the evidence that could help clear his name and heads to the Scottish Highlands. Officially, the authorities want Kaine in custody. Unofficially, there’s a bounty on his head.

Still hampered by injuries from the events that turned him into the most wanted man in Europe, Kaine uses the heavy burden of killing eighty-three people aboard civilian aircraft Flight BE1555 to fuel his new mission. He will protect the grieving families, ‘The 83’, at all costs.

Ropes and Trees and Murder (Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries Book 6) by [Larsen, Patti]Ropes and Trees and Murder, by Pattie Larsen

Now that the annex is ready to open and her romance with Crew is budding with spring, Fee prepares for the wedding of the year while trying to balance her mother’s continuing self-confidence issues and her own rapidly expanding business. An afternoon of zip lining at a new park seems like a great way to let off some steam–until an activist protesting the park is found murdered. Once again in the middle of a murder investigation, Fee finds working with Crew instead of against him puts her in more danger than ever!

Moira's Song (The Moira McCauley Series Book 1) by [Lee, Tawnya]Moira’s Song, by Tawnya Lee

Reeling from the loss of her family, Moira McCauley clings to the only love she has left – her twin sons. Her only dream is to give her boys what she didn’t have. Love. Stability. Acceptance. She’s succeeding until a mysterious stranger destroys her precarious world with one bite, plunging Moira into a realm of ancient gods, witchcraft, and Celtic blood-drinkers.

Faced with a dark secret about her own role in an age-old vampire war, Moira must make a terrifying choice: sacrifice her own children, or usher in the apocalypse.

Murderous Intent and Deadly Desires, A Red Pine Falls Cozy Mystery (Red Pine Falls Cozy Mysteries Book 5) by [Blackmoore, Angela C]Murderous Intent and Deadly Desires, by Angela C Blackmoore

Don Buckshire, leader of the Association, lies dead at the feet of the entire town and everyone is a suspect. Now, Abby must help solve the crime before the town tears itself apart but where will she turn? The sheriff is a suspect, the mayor is bitter and angry at almost being unseated, and Senator Clark is continuing to push his diabolical agenda against Abby’s Grandmother.

Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose by [Spoelstra, Melissa]Total Christmas Makeover, by Melissa Spoelstra

In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ’s birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party.

Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus are filled with encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today.

Heinous Habits! Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #3 (Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery Series) by [Burke, Anna Celeste ]Heinous Habits, by Anna Celeste Burke

An intriguing package arrives with a mysterious message from a monk at the Benedictine Monastery perched high above Corsario Cove.

That package and an all-expense paid second honeymoon lure newlyweds Kim & Brien back to the luxurious Sanctuary Resort & Spa. Troubled monks seem to be everywhere–at the resort, the surfer village near the beach, and in the nearby town of San Albinus. “God is not pleased,” cries a hooded figure from a “cavern of forgotten dreams.”

A Skeleton in the Closet (An Olivia Mablebrooke Mystery Novel): cozy witch mystery series by [Layne, Bella]A Skeleton in the Closet, by Bella Layne

Within minutes of arriving to her new house, Olivia meets the town crazy and the police show up to take him away. The day is just getting started though as she then finds a dog wagging its tail at her. As a cat person, this isn’t what she expected to find. There’s now a dog in the new house and guess who has to take care of it?

To top it all off, Olivia is scared half to death by a plastic skeleton hanging in the pantry closet.
In other words – she’s not having a great time in her new town of Whispers Horizon.

Could things get any worse?

Well… the next morning, the skeleton that had been hanging in the closet has been replaced with a body!

Lateral Moves, Fall Boys Football Book by [Finn, Thia]Lateral Moves, by Thia Finn

All new Fall Boys Football Book by Amazon Best-selling Author Thia Finn.

Standalone football romance. Sizzling hot story with a different twist. Complete with HEA.

One smooth hit, that’s all it took.

Crime and Nourishment: A Cozy Mystery Novel (Angie Prouty Nantucket Mysteries Book 1) by [Sweet, Miranda]Crime and Nourishment, by Miranda Sweet

It’s not every day you get a chance to open a bookstore, complete with bookmark-eating cats and cantankerous great-aunts.  Especially when your childhood friends agree to provide you with the world’s best pastries from their bakery down the street. Everything goes great until one of the locals turns up dead on the fourth of July, the sound of the gunshots covered by the local fireworks display. But did it have to happen right after Angie delivered a book to his home making her a prime suspect? Angie and every gossip on the island, including her great-aunt and her friends, are on the case.  But trying to discover the truth is going to take more than a simple murder investigation.  Someone’s guilty and the deadly secret might cut closer to home than anyone wants to admit.

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