Start the Easter weekend with New Releases

What could be a better way to start a weekend than with new books? Today is launch day for Sour Cherry Turnover, book #7 in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series. Come to think of it, starting the weekend with a nice gluten-free pastry wouldn’t be a bad idea either!

Oh, and did I mention that you can get Gluten-Free Murder, the first book in this series for $0.99 on Kindle today?

Scroll down after Sour Cherry Turnover for even more tasty new releases.

About Sour Cherry Turnover

Erin told anyone who would listen that she was not concerned about The Bake Shoppe reopening, but in her heart of hearts, she was worried about whether Auntie Clem’s Bakery would be able to survive a direct competitor in Bald Eagle Falls. She can’t help feeling resentment toward Charley starting up a competing business and expecting her advice and support.

But a brutal murder soon reminds her that there are worse things than competition. Especially when she is discovered with the murder weapon in her hand.

Worried that Vic’s brother Jeremy may be involved, Erin tries to protect him from the investigation.

Treasure seekers, drug dealers, and secret tunnels; Erin needs to untangle it all before time runs out.

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More new releases

Just in case you need a few more books to fill out your weekend TBR list, here are some more brand new releases.

Chocolate Cream Murder

When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden… before someone takes a slice out of her!

Chocolate Cream Murder

The Name of the Rose Water Spritzer 

Heather and Josephine are preparing for a garden party: just a few local friends, Josephine’s finger food, Heather’s cocktails, and a little gossip. The party is ruined by rain, but there is something much more sinister happening by the new beach huts… And when the next morning Heather finds a dead body in one of the huts, the investigation begins.

The Name of the Rose Water Spritzer 

Pelicans, Piers and Poison

Best friends, Suzie and Mary, love running Dune House, their majestic bed and breakfast on the beach. With their trusty, energetic Yellow Labrador, Pilot, by their side they are enjoying the new opportunities that being in their fifties have presented them. Their lives are full of friendship, romance, a business they love to run together and experiencing what the beautiful, small seaside town of Garber has to offer.

But when someone is murdered amongst a group of people and one of the prime suspects is staying at the B&B, Suzie and Mary decide to lend a helping hand to the investigators and do a little snooping of their own. But their investigations uncover some secrets about the locals and lead them down a path of discovery they prefer would have remained hidden.

Pelicans, Piers and Poison

A Saucerful of Death

Darren Nelson stars as a United States Space Explorer who finds himself entangled in more than just intergalactic intrigue when he falls for an interstellar beauty. Not only does he have to divert attention from a lovely alien, who hitched a ride on his return capsule, but when a fellow astronaut he clashed with is found dead, he must find a way to clear his own name.

He must constantly discourage his best friend and mission team member, Stephen, from aiding and abetting the lovely alien that has began to fall for Darren. Jeannie is determined to save him herself and thanks to retro tv, she is sure she knows just how to go about it.

A Saucerful of Death

Broken Bone China

It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a strange object zooms out of nowhere. It is a drone, and it appears to be buzzing around the balloons, checking them out. 

As Theodosia and Drayton watch, the drone, hovering like some angry, mechanized insect, deliberately crashes into the balloon next to them. An enormous, fiery explosion erupts, and everyone watches in horror as the balloon plummets to the earth, killing all three of its passengers.

Sirens scream, first responders arrive, and Theodosia is interviewed by the police. During the interview she learns that one of the downed occupants was Don Kingsley, the CEO of a local software company, SyncSoft. Not only do the police suspect Kingsley as the primary target, they learn that he possessed a rare Revolutionary War Union Jack flag that several people were rabidly bidding on.

Broken Bone China

Sewer Mayhem

When an unobtrusive shop owner gets murdered, Jacob Hicks and Emily are drawn into solving the mystery. The situation grows worse when a horrible sewer smell starts spreading itself along Woolaston Road and into the shops. All this sends the chairman of the shop owners association into a panic, as he desperately wants things to get back to normal before the judges of a prestigious competition arrive.

Meanwhile Paddy the Rat and his pal Vinnie hope for a quiet holiday in the sewers under Woolaston Road, where they visit Vinnie’s cousins Gus and Leo. Their peace is soon disturbed when a mysterious backpack full of treasure appears in the sewers, sending Gus into a frenzy. Of course the nefarious Rat Mafia soon has its eyes set on the treasure as well.

As Jacob’s pal Dave tries to find the source of the sewer smell, Jacob and Emily delve deeper into the mystery of the murder, while fending off a nosey newcomer and dealing with a baffling string of seemingly unimportant burglaries.

Sewer Mayhem

Message in the Mantel

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 3 of the series, the remodel continues as Abby and Georgia start to make plans for a grand opening celebration. A specialist is brought in to refurbish the century old fireplace mantel and makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile Lonnie is looking to adopt, Colt has a new mystery to solve, and Velma comes face to face with a blast from her past.

Message in the Mantel

Vengeance Due

A powerful resistance leader. A carefree playboy. One little mistake that puts both of their lives on the line.

Nova has one goal in life. Keeping her comrades safe through a secret meeting place disguised as a bar. But after a run for supplies leaves the only place she knows compromised, Nova must find safety. When she finds harbor in an underground colony, the evil government agency tries killing everyone in the resistance, including the only man on the planet.

Cay has the perfect life. Living as the only man alive hundreds of years after a virus kills off all men has it perks. As the government agency closes in, he must escape their grasp. When the underground colony is destroyed, Cay escapes with a woman he can’t stop thinking about. 

Vengeance Due

True Confections

When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister’s cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat. 
But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McCloud, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice. 

True Confections

Empty Promises and Crowded Caskets

Empty promises can turn deadly.

Libby Foster was back home to find some direction in her life. What she hadn’t counted on was being throw into a murder investigation because an unwanted ghost was where he shouldn’t have been… and an extra body was where it shouldn’t have been. 

Empty Promises and Crowded Caskets

Girl of Glass

The human race has been divided. The chosen few live in the safety of the domes, watching through their glass walls as those left on the outside suffer and die. But desperation has brought invention. New drugs have the ability to alter humans, giving them the strength to roam the poisoned night unafraid—but survival comes at a terrible price.

Seventeen-year-old Nola Kent has spent her life in the domes, training to protect her little piece of the world within the glass. The mission of the domes is to preserve the human race, not to help the sick and starving.

When the fate of an outsider child falls into her hands, Nola dares to venture beyond the security of her home, diving into a world of darkness and vampires. Life within the glass didn’t prepare her for the realities of suffering or the depth of forbidden love

Girl of Glass

Summer Isle

Melody is a week away from leaving her tiny island town for a big, fancy, Ivy League school. So why did she impulsively kiss Jill?

Jill couldn’t believe it. The prettiest, smartest girl in school had a crush on her. Melody is a week away from leaving the island forever, but is there something more to that kiss?

Summer Isle

Dyeing Season

It’s springtime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy putting together her wares for the Easter Market. She’s just finished potting the last of her herb starts when a tornado rips through her farm, destroying her crops, scattering her livestock and tearing up the barn.  As Lucy searches for two kids lost in the storm, she makes a grisly discovery: her neighbor’s home health aide, Eva, strangled with a hand-knitted scarf.

While investigating the young woman’s death, Lucy discovers that blood isn’t always thicker than water… and that somebody may be taking advantage of the town’s more vulnerable citizens.  When a second body turns up, drowned in a vat of dye, the whole town is walking on eggshells. 

Dyeing Season

Poolside Panic

Annie Hudson’s life has settled down. She has her store to run and a new dogsitting client named Waffles. 

But when an elderly resident of her boyfriend’s condo is found dead in the swimming pool, Annie finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation. 

Telly Eagle was the HOA president and despised by most of the residents of The Pomegranate building. Now that she’s dead, people are practically celebrating. But Annie and one of the victim’s friends are convinced the death wasn’t an accident. And now it’s up to Annie and a cop working off the record to follow leads, interview suspects, and find the murderer without Annie’s boyfriend or the cop’s boss finding out.

Poolside Panic

A Vintage View of Murder

Maureen Vinton loves exploring antique stores and secondhand shops. While some visits produce inexpensive knickknacks and reasonably-priced collectibles, other outings reward her patience with genuinely valuable treasures. For Maureen, the weekly excursions are a relaxing and gratifying hobby.

But one day, when she buys a gently-aged leather briefcase, Maureen inadvertently upends her leisurely pastime and revives a police investigation into the unsolved disappearance of two local teenagers.

As police begin to process new evidence found in the valise, they ask former private investigator Kate Reed to consult on the inquiry. The search for justice leads to a diverse collection of clues, including an unsigned murder confession, a rusty SUV with Wyoming plates, a medical alert bracelet, four dozen cupcakes from Sky High Pies, a roll of duct tape peppered with fingerprints, a sterling silver turquoise ring and a pair of paint-spattered wingtip shoes.

A Vintage View of Murder

The Summer Nanny

Bridgett is enjoying an idyllic summer as the nanny for Leo, the son of Paul and Emily Cooper—a famous actor and renowned charity founder. Not only is she generously compensated to care for Leo at the couple’s Seattle waterfront estate, she develops a special bond with the little boy. In addition to the financial perks of the job, Bridgett has fallen into a summer love affair with Chris, a landscaper who works at the property.
It’s the Fourth of July. Leo’s parents are holding a major event for their charity at the top of the Space Needle. When a masked intruder breaks into the home and takes Leo hostage, Bridgett will do anything to save the boy’s life. She complies with the burglar’s demands to retrieve a multi-million-dollar heirloom necklace from the home, yet she quickly discovers that he hasn’t come for the necklace at all…
Detectives Blake Stephenson and Tess Richards are celebrating the Fourth at the Cooper’s charity gala where Tess is being honored for her volunteer work. However, their evening is dampened when Tess’s younger brother, Chris, fails to show up for the event. As they leave the event early, hoping to find answers, they learn the security system is down at the Cooper’s mansion…and that Chris isn’t the only one missing from the party.

The Summer Nanny

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