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Parks and Provocation by Juliette Cross

Releasing April 7th ~ Get it on Amazon Sometimes you just need a good solid man. That’s exactly what Juliette Cross has delivered in Parks and Provocation. Jedediah Lawson is just a great all-around guy and he’s in love with his Lola Cola. He has been since high school. Only she thought he was a bully. But it’s high school... hurt feelings, nervousness, insecurities, and adolescence brings out the worst and the best when you don’t understand what the emotions are. I love how Lola and Jed reconnected and how the story moves seamlessly. The feeling of both having this unrequited love yet friendship within the animosity. It's a story that keeps the smile firmly in place while reading.  Parks and Provocation is a feel-good romance that made my heart happy. I had all the tingles! Jed is very good when it comes to the down and dirty business of love. He is a firefighter but I’ll save those hose comments for somebody more adept at puns than me!  All the swoony star

Malady by Trisha Wolfe

Out Now - Get it on Amazon I have missed Trisha‘s writing. I realize that literally within the first few pages of starting this book. Her way with words, use of prose, and thought process. I mean it's why she’s on the best-seller list. She's truly spectacular. I mean, who can make you fall in love with a serial killer? Apparently, Trisha Wolf can. “Alex belonged to the night. He was a creature of the moon and shadows” Poor little psycho. He forced her to feel everything and then he abandoned her. She’s overwhelmed and exhausted and on the hunt for the man who fixed… or unfixed her. I don’t think she really knows anymore. “ The internal ticking of Alex‘s clocks is the soundtrack to my nightmares ”  — and yet she wants him. He set fire to her rain and now she can’t stop burning for him. As this is book two of  A Necrosis of the Mind Duet, I won't be giving any spoilers. Just know... if you've read the previous book as well as the Darkly, Madly Due

Pleading the Fish by Bree Baker

Releases March 29th ~ Get it on Amazon When I saw Pleading the Fish available from Poisoned Pen Press I jumped at the chance to snag a copy. I’ve heard so much about this series and in my zest to find out what all the hubbub was about I neglected to see that it's actually book seven in the, A Seaside Café Mystery, series. Well, I’m not gonna spoil the ending for myself or anyone else. I’m gonna pause, grab book one, and start from the beginning. Once I’ve caught up I will come back here and give you all my thoughts and possibly do a series review. At any rate, I am beyond excited! And can I just say, the titles of the books in this series? LOL!! I love it!! *Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and Sourcebooks for sharing this title with me. From thew Cover... In the seventh and final book of Bree Baker's critically acclaimed Seaside Café Mystery series, Pleading the Fish, Everly Swan's wedding plans are upended by a dead body. She'll have to run her

We are celebrating Tolkien Reading Day!!

  Find your copy on Amazon - It's March 25th and we are celebrating Tolkien Reading Day!!  What a great way to dip into the world of Tolkien  in advance of Amazon’s epic new series, The Rings of Power! A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

Brighter by the Day by Robin Roberts

Releases March 29th Good morning, friends! Let’s grab a cup of coffee and get comfy with Robin Roberts. Brighter by the Day with Michelle Burford (Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams) is coming in March 2022. If you’re a fan of Roberts, early mornings, and need a little extra light in your day, this is the perfect read for you! Roberts shares her faith, positive attitude, challenges, and her all-around sense of love. I like that she’s chosen to send this outlook into the universe. She talks about embracing joy and how we can’t just sit back and expect it to run automatically. It's how we choose our perspective and our mindset. It’s wonderful and refreshing. Her advice on finding your goals and achieving your dreams is inspirational. It’s a sweet little book that will have a prominent place on my coffee table. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. It's the best way to fill your personal cup as well as your coffee mug. ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Centr

Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

Releases March 22nd - Get it on Amazon I simply love that “the problem“ is a hot topic in Gouda friends. How they are pointing out that what you’re qualified for based on your work experience and all these other cliché things no longer exist in obtaining the life that you want. I like that people, especially younger people, are going for the job, life, and career that they want versus doing the stereotypical thing. It’s enlightening, fresh, and honestly needed in today's society.  You know I can put up with a lot of things but throwing out my good cheese ain’t one of them. Funny enough the same holds true for Tam. We can all figure out how to be an adult about breakups. Throwing out someone’s cheese? Well, that’s just criminal. I really enjoyed this book and the collective of characters. This group of 20 something nerd herd friends are an absolute delight. The way they root for each other, support each other and are just there. I need the previous book in th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

 To celebrate ,  I thought I’d share a lovely green stack. My featured books are: The Gilded Wolves The View Was Exhausting The Lies You Told Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Dress Code by Véronique Hyland

Releases March 15th ~ Get it on Amazon Check out this essay collection from Elle magazines fashion feature director! *Thank you to Harper Perennial for sharing this title with me.  From the Cover... Why does fashion hold so much power over us? Most of us care about how we dress and how we present ourselves. Style offers clues about everything from class to which in-group we belong to. Bad Feminist for fashion, Dress Code takes aim at the institutions within the fashion industry while reminding us of the importance of dress and what it means for self-presentation. Everything—from societal changes to the progress (or lack thereof) of women’s rights to the hidden motivations behind what we choose to wear to align ourselves with a particular social group—can be tracked through clothing. Veronique Hyland examines thought-provoking questions such as: Why has the “French girl” persisted as our most undying archetype? What does “dressing for yourself” really mean for a

In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer

Releases March 15th - Get it on Amazon In what I call a valentine to the city of New York and the people who live in it, In a New York minute by Kate Spencer was just the most perfect book to kick off 2022! From the way, these characters met - to the way they moved in and out of each other's lives. It felt like a stealthy New Yorker on a busy sidewalk Monday morning. Everything about this was perfection. One of the first things I thought when I finished reading was who's going to make this into a movie? It has that kind of feel. One that makes the reader just sit and think after you’ve closed the book. You want to go back and immerse yourself with these people and their lives. I really do hope we get to visit other characters within the book and spend more than a minute in the world created by Kate Spencer. It feels fun and magical. Like a weekend getaway with your love in New York.  ~Tanja *Thanks to @ForeverPublishing for sharing this title with me. Fr

The Cellist by Daniel Silva

  Now out in paperback ~ Get it on Amazon Thank you so much to Harper Books and Harper Collins for sharing this title with me. Previously released in July of 2021, it's finally here in paperback! I can't wait to dive into the latest addition of the Gabriel Allon series. ~Tanja From the Cover... From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orl

Killer View Roy Johansen

Releases March 8th ~ Get it on Amazon This one is all Jessie Mercado! Can she get her own series, please? I mean, I guess it kind is but, you know what I'm saying. This is an incredibly fast-paced, no-nonsense kind of read. I love the rhythm and cadence of Jessie. Or should I say Johansen's writing style? It's oddly comforting the way the dialogue flows and moves. It's easy and fun for the reader. One missing business partner has Owen Blake knocking on Jessie's door. He and his currently missing partner, help criminals prepare for jail. It's no surprise that the reason he could be missing is due in part to their business. What happens next is a nail-biting wild ride.  Always entertaining and a must-buy anytime there's a new release. I can't sing enough praise for Roy Johansen. ~Tanja *Thank you to Grand Central Publishing/Novel Suspects for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... New York Times bestselling author Roy Johans

Put Out to Pasture by Amanda Flower

Out now! Get it on Amazon Thoughts... Farmers markets murders in small towns? Yes yes and yes! Give me a cozy farm-to-table mystery and I am a happy girl! This is my first time reading Amanda flower and I’m happy to say it will not be my last. I love all the down-home neighbors, the prodigal daughter returning home to the farm in hopes of restoring and updating. There are so many great facets to this mystery and I’m excited to snag book one and see where it all began. Recently released on March 22nd. ~Tanja *Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and Sourcebooks for sharing this title with me From the Cover... A delightful new cozy mystery from USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower! There's fowl play afoot on the farm Shiloh Bellamy has saved her family's farm from financial ruin—but now what? She's barely scraping by on the farm's new organic business model and the fall festival she organized to drum up business comes to a screeching halt when th

The Metropolitan Opera Murders by Helen Traubel

Get it on Amazon Originally published in 1951, The Metropolitan Opera Murders has been reprinted via Poisoned Pen Press. What a wonderful way to greet new readers. The Metropolitan Opera house is an iconic place for music and the arts. So when a murder happens the stage is set for some thrilling drama. The game is afoot and Detective Lt Sam Quentin is on the case!! Time to revisit the classics, friends!! ~Tanja *Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press for sharing this title with me. From the Cover... When the prompter falls dead during the second act of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre during a matinee performance at the Metropolitan Opera, as one can imagine, it causes quite a stir, especially when it is discovered that the deceased, a one time world famous Heldentenor has been poisoned. The detective assigned to the case, Lt. Quentin, finds himself immersed in the back stage drama of professional opera. His task is made more difficult when he decides that it had re

Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett

Releases March 8th ~ Get it on Amazon First and foremost a thank you to Novel Suspects and Mulholland Books for sharing this title with me. I've never read Kellye Garrett before and I'm excited to get to know her writing style. Anyone that knows me knows I am a sucker for a good mystery. So when Like a Sister landed in my mailbox I was super excited. Lena Scott is the sister to a B-list reality TV star who is unfortunately found dead. Lena feels as if the police and media aren’t giving a realistic and thorough look into her sister's death. What happens next is a sister digging deep, learning more, and trying to discover what truly happened. ~Tanja From the Cover... In this "tense, twisting mystery" (Megan Miranda), no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth. “I found out my sister was back in New Yo