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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

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 La

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

Dragon Lover by Donna Grant

Dragon Lover, an all-new shifter novella from  New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant is out today! Amazon ~ Add Dragon Lover to Goodreads: 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

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…

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 chasin

A Vampire's Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti is out!!

A Vampire’s Kiss, an all-new sinfully-hot paranormal novella set in the Dark Protectors/Rebels world from New York Times bestselling author @rebeccazanetti is available now! Fall in love today→ From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti comes a new story in her Dark Protectors/Rebels series... Unlike several of his brothers, Athan Maxwell accepted the curse inherent in his DNA and solved the problem a century ago by mating his one true mate and saving her life at the same time. Now they only meet up four times a year to exchange blood and keep themselves healthy because that was the deal. Yet after a hundred years, his mate has only become more beguiling and intriguing, and when he discovers a new threat on her tail, his promise of sitting back and leaving her alone goes right out of the window. Ivy O’Dwyer has enjoyed the last century as an immortal being, evolving from being a farmer’s daughter to the successful CEO of an Internet comp

Dreaming on the Page by Tzivia Gover

Releases Jan 3rd ~ Get it on Amazon Thoughts... The entirety of Dreaming on the Page by Tzivia Gover came across as one big writing prompt for me. Great questions and thought processes to uncover. Even the tried and true seemed a bit fresher. It's the hallmark of a good teacher. Perfect for those stuck on the page. Especially those who want to open up during waking hours about their dreams. ~Tanja From the Cover... Dreaming on the Page is for writers of all genres, from casual journal-keepers to experienced authors—and anyone who aspires to write.  Discover how to: •Turn your dreams into poems and stories •Supercharge your poetry and prose •Blast through writer's block •Use brain science to help harness your creative powers •Have an endless supply of rich writing prompts ...and much more! Read this book and the next time you fall asleep, you'll know how to tap into your midnight mind to supercharge your writing! Thank you to The Collective Book Stud

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