Starting Over on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills

Releases February 7th ~ Get it on Amazon

Everything about this cover screams spring! The colors, the inviting porch swing, and a bassinette that looks as if the stork just landed? Hmmm... Well, I did say it looks like spring. Rebecca and Jackson are friends. Friendly good friends in fact. Friendly good friends that decided to enjoy each other for one night and then act as if nothing happened. Only the universe has other ideas. Starting Over on Sunshine Corner by Phoebe Mills is friends to lovers perfection!

~Tanja

From the Cover...
Single mom Rebecca Hayes has been so focused on raising her daughter and building her finance career, she’s not sure she even remembers how to date. The only man she’s been out with is Jackson, her very close—and very attractive—friend. But Becca isn’t getting her hopes up after they crossed the line one memorable night—she knows Jackson too well. So when she discovers she’s pregnant with his baby, Becca isn’t sure she can count on Jackson anymore . . .
Fatherhood isn’t something Jackson Lowe saw for himself. He figured he’d just keep working at his family's landscaping business, surfing and being a happily unattached bachelor. But in his heart, he longs to build a family with Rebecca—his secret crush and the real reason he never settled down. He’s got a lot of work to do before she’ll believe he’s all in. He’s been the man Becca wants. Now, Jackson has to prove he’s ready to be the man she needs.

*Thanks to Forever Publishing for sharing this title with me.
#StartingOveronSunshineCorner #PhoebeMills #readforeverpub #readforever #forever2023
#romance #feb7th #newrelease #smalltownromance #surprisepregnancy 

More Than Meets the Eye by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen~

Releases Feb 7th ~ get it on Amazon


The powerful and deducing Kendra Michaels is back at it again. This time with the help of a lone survivor, Tricia Walton. As always it's a fast-paced race to discover the who, what, when, where, and how of it all. Brilliantly told with an artful flair that only the Johansen duo can deliver.  Simply wonderful.
~Tanja

From the Cover...

After scoring a plea deal in a high-profile murder trial, serial killer James Michael Barrett leads a grim parade of law enforcement officers to the body of his last victim. At the alleged burial site, the officers swing their shovels down and are met with a strange metallic sound they weren’t expecting. In a blink, a terrific explosion rocks the woods, killing Barrett and most of the officers instantly. The detonation is only the beginning of a shocking case for FBI consultant Kendra Michaels—a string of heinous murders in the style of the very-dead Barrett mysteriously continue, and it becomes clear that he may not have been working alone. As the crimes accelerate, Kendra reluctantly accepts help from college student Tricia Walton, the only survivor of Barrett’s attacks. But the killer has a terrifying plan that Kendra and her team are only beginning to understand.

*Thank you to GCP and Novel Suspects for sharing this title with me.
#MoreThanMeetstheEye #IrisJohansen #RoyJohansen #grandcentralpub #GCP #novelsuspects 
#novelinsider #mystery #actionadventure

HIDEAWAY AT SILVER LAKE: A Snowflake Sisters Novel by Jennifer Greene

 

Out Now! Get it on Amazon

What do you do when you come home from a work trip and souvenirs aren't the only thing you brought back home with you. *cough*covid*cough* You grab your comfiest lounge set, that miraculously matches, a ton of cough drops, a large mug of hot tea, and you cure your ailments with the latest release by Jennifer Greene.

Enough is enough and the lovely Poppy McGuire has decided to put herself first for once. She's messaged everyone and will be spending some time relaxing and reconnecting with herself.  I think she makes it an hour before Bubbles and Sam make burst into her life and change everything.

Hideaway at Silver Lake is the perfect way to mend on a very cold January day. Filled with a warm richness, it's a romantic literary salve that will make anyone feel better. Thanks to Avon Publishing for sharing this with me.
~Tanja


From the cover...
They say there’s no place like home for the holidays...but Poppy McGuire is done with all that! Her sisters are suffocating, and her father hasn’t done anything for himself in years. What she needs is a change—of pace, of heart, of attitude. ...and so she flees to an isolated Wisconsin cabin, determined to get through to a Happy Solo New Year’s.

At first, Poppy’s blissful solitude is only interrupted by a few welcome distractions in the form of her hunky, flannel-clad neighbor and his loveable—rather large—dog Bubbles. The weight of responsibilities falls off her shoulders, reigniting a joy in life she’d thought was long gone.

And then her sisters track her down—barging in unannounced with their problems and panics and overwhelming need to get Poppy to solve things. But a new year means new changes...it’s time for all these sisters to grow up before their family falls apart.

*Thank you to Avon Publishing for sharing this title with me.
#HIDEAWAYATSILVERLAKE #ASnowflakeSistersNovel #JenniferGreene
#romance #HappilyEverAvon #readAvon #AvonPublishing #AvonBooks


Book Lover Grab Bag from Willow Winters and Big Book Lover Box!

 


I am LOVING this massive zip bag I received from the amazing people at BigBookLoverBox! I just literally returns from a trip and this was PERFECT.
This bundle also included a fun and spicy little read from author Krystyna Allyn.

Get all the info and order yours HERE

#willowwinters #bigbookloversbox #bookishmerch #booksta
#booklovergrabbag #bookish #books #krystynaAllyn

Just Murdered by Katherine Kovacic

Releases Jan 6th ~ Get it on Amazon

Well, I can tell you, as an American, I feel late to the party. From what I understand this is based on a television show and much-loved book series in Australia. I want to thank Poisoned Pen Press for sending me an ARC of Just Murdered and introducing me to author Katherine Kovacic. After some research, I have learned that this is based on outlying characters from the television show, and book series. Having no personal knowledge of all this prior world-building here are my thoughts.

A fun and cozy mystery that is perfect to kick off the new year. I'm excited to discover more.

~Tanja

From the Cover...
It's 1960 and Peregrine Fisher, Phyrne's long-lost niece, is about to get the news of her life. Phryne's gone missing in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Only her pearl handled gun and a note arrive back home. She's left instruction that say, that should not turn up in six months' time, a letter must be sent to next of kin. Peregrine, summons in hand, arrives in Melbourne to Greenwood mansion where she will inherit her aunt's wealth. Phryne's seat in the Adventuresses' Club, on the other hand, must be earned. When two dead bodies turn up at the Astor bridal show, Peregrine gets her chance. In pure Fisher fashion, she'll defy social expectation with outlandish style, discover a penchant for investigating, all while running circles around the police.

Thank you to @poisonedpenpress and @sourcebooks for sharing this title with me
#JustMurdered #KatherineKovacic #poisonedpenpress #sourcebooks #AmateurSleuths #AmateurSleuthsbook #mystery #paperdolls

Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman

Releases Jan 17th ~ Get it on Amazon

1799 London and magpies? SOLD! Fans of a historical read with a thread of romance are sure to enjoy it. Pandora is the debut novel from a new-to-me author, Susan Stokes-Chapman. I'm excited to see where the road takes this new author and I hope to discover more from her down the road. 
~Tanja

From the Cover...
Steeped in mystery and rich in imagination, an exhilarating historical novel set in Georgian London where the discovery of a mysterious ancient Greek vase sets in motion conspiracies, revelations, and romance.

London, 1799. Dora Blake, an aspiring jewelry artist, lives with her odious uncle atop her late parents’ once-famed shop of antiquities. After a mysterious Greek vase is delivered, her uncle begins to act suspiciously, keeping the vase locked in the store’s basement, away from prying eyes—including Dora’s. Intrigued by her uncle’s peculiar behavior, Dora turns to young, ambitious antiquarian scholar Edward Lawrence who eagerly agrees to help. Edward believes the ancient vase is the key that will unlock his academic future; Dora sees it as a chance to establish her own name.

But what Edward discovers about the vase has Dora questioning everything she has believed about her life, her family, and the world as she knows it. As Dora uncovers the truth, she comes to understand that some doors are locked and some mysteries are buried for a reason, while others are closer to the surface than they appear.

*Thank you to @Harperperennial for sharing this title with me.
 #Pandora #SusanStokesChapman #AncientHistoryFiction
#AncientWorldHistoricalRomance #romance #oliveinfluencer #HistoricalRomance

The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


Releases Jan 17th ~ Get it on Amazon


My god you guys! Who else has been chomping at the bit for this? FBI Special Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene are back, baby. Strong and stunning work was put into this. I was surprised at the amount of emotion I felt while reading. Fans are going to be in heaven. I am thrilled I was given the opportunity to get an early read. Now, I gotta wait for more.

~Tanja


From the Cover...
The tremendous new thriller in Preston & Child’s #1 bestselling series features FBI Special Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene in their most extraordinary circumstances yet.

AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
Astoundingly, Constance has found a way back to the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, leaping at the chance, although it means leaving the present forever.

A DESPERATE OPPORTUNITY
Constance sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead to the deaths of her sister and brother. But along the road to redemption, Manhattan’s most infamous serial killer, Dr. Enoch Leng, lies in wait, ready to strike at the slightest provocation.

UNIMAGINABLE ODDS
Meanwhile, in contemporary New York, Pendergast feverishly searches for a way to reunite with Constance—but will he discover a way back to her before it’s too late?

*Thank you to @GrandcentralPub for sharing this title with me.
#TheCabinetofDrLeng #DouglasPreston  #LincolnChild 
#AloysiusPendergast #21 #AloysiusPendergastSeries

Dragon Lover by Donna Grant


Dragon Lover, an all-new shifter novella from 
New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant is out today!

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Thoughts...

Ever since Game of Thrones ended, I have been looking for someone to fill my romanticized dragon void. Little did I know esteemed writer Donna Grant would be exactly what I needed. 1001 Dark Knights, Dark Lover by Donna Grant is the first that I’ve read in the Dragon Kings series. I am now genuinely excited to hit the backlogs and find out everything I can. If you're like me and are in need of a dragon fix this novella is perfection!
~Tanja

From the Cover...
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant returns with the next exciting story in the Dragon Kings series.

Can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within?

Sensual. Clever. Daring. There’s only one thing Kendrick yearns for—peace that has eluded the Dragon Kings. Zora may have been made in the image of Earth, but it’s a far cry from home. For too long the Kings have been on the defensive, betrayed time and again. When Kendrick has an opportunity to stop a foe, he takes it. Except he isn’t the only one tracking it. Soon, he finds himself face-to-face with an exquisite swordswoman who holds him enthralled...and sparks passion within his cold heart.

As an Asavori Ranger, Esha has dedicated her life to protecting her people. She trains relentlessly to become one of their best warriors, forsaking everything else. When a treacherous new enemy invades their lands, she vows to destroy it. Esha’s rash decision has her crossing paths with that of a mysterious, handsome outsider. He’s trouble the Rangers don’t need, but she can’t walk away. He awakens desires long buried and dreams neglected. The temptation of their forbidden union is more than she can resist. She’s soon walking a treacherous path—one that could be the downfall for them both.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**


*Thank you to @1001darknights for sharing this title with me
#dragonlover #donnagrant #1001darknights #shifterromance 
#comingsoon #currentlyreading #readromance #romancebooklover

The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre by Natasha Lester

Releasing Jan 10th ~ Get it on Amazon

Look what just arrived from Forever Publishing. In a gorgeous hardcover no less!
New York Times best-selling author, Natasha Lester is one of my favorites. So when surprise book mail arrives and it's one of her books? I don't think I have enough words of gratitude. Fashion, life, worry, and strife. All of it was amazing.
~Tanja

From the Cover...
Alix St. Pierre. An unforgettable name for an unforgettable woman. She grew up surrounded by Hollywood glamor, but, as an orphan, never truly felt part of that world. In 1943, with WWII raging and men headed overseas to fight, she lands a publicity job to recruit women into the workforce. Her skills—persuasion, daring, quick-witted under pressure—catch the attention of the U.S. government and she finds herself with an even bigger assignment: sent to Switzerland as a spy. Soon Alix is on the precipice of something big, very big. But how far can she trust her German informant…?
After an Allied victory that didn’t come nearly soon enough, Alix moves to Paris, ready to immerse herself in a new position as director of publicity for the yet-to-be-launched House of Dior. In the glamorous halls of the French fashion house, she can nearly forget everything she lost and the dangerous secret she carries. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realizes that only she can right the wrongs of the past …and finally find justice.

*Thank you to @ReadForeverPub @HachetteUS and @GrandCentralPub for sharing this title with me.
#TheThreeLivesofAlixStPierre #NatashaLester #warfiction #historicalfiction
#booksta #Jan17th #neworktimesbestseller #outnow

In Myrtle Peril by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Out Now ~ Grab it from Amazon


Have a young one in your life that loves a good mystery? I have the best recommendation for a YA book series. Especially if you have kids in grade 5 and up. Winner of the Edgar Award this series has everything a young reader would want with action, adventure, and mysteries to solve. It's fantastic fun.  I can't keep it all to myself. I'll be donating these books to a 5th-grade DODEA classroom to enjoy. Happy reading!
~Tanja 

From the Cover...
Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Victorian Amateur Detective—returns to investigate the case of a missing heiress lost at sea, an inquiry that runs aground when a murder in plain sight has no apparent victim.

When a mysterious girl attempts to stake her claim to the Snowcroft family fortune, Myrtle Hardcastle’s father, a lawyer, is asked to help prove—or disprove—the girl’s identity. Is this truly Ethel Snowcroft, believed to be lost at sea with her parents, or a con artist chasing a windfall? Mr. Hardcastle’s pursuit of the case takes a detour when he’s hospitalized for a tonsillectomy—only to witness a murder. Or does he? With no body at the scene, Myrtle and her governess, Miss Judson, fear the so-called murder was a feverish delusion—until a critical piece of evidence appears.

But where’s the victim? And who at the hospital could be harboring murderous intent? Myrtle is determined to find out before the killer comes after her father.
With stakes this high, her sleuthing has put Myrtle, her family, and the patients and staff at the Royal Swinburne Hospital In Myrtle Peril.

*Thank you to @algonquinyr and the folks at
 @novelsuspects and @HachetteUS  for sharing these titles with me!
#novelsuspectsinsiders #InMyrtlePeril  #ElizabethCBunce
#MyrtleHardcastleMystery #youngreaders #algonquinyr #Alogonquinyoungreaders
#mystery #childernsmystery