Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Bookish Post - March 14, 2016


Thanks to Robert of Tynga's Reviews, Kathryn at Book Date and Ramona at Create With Joy for hosting these respective link-ups!  (Click on the buttons to go to the respective blogs.)



(click the cover to go to GoodReads; I got this book from NetGalley and will post a review on April 27th.)

Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found  bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps--and Nikki is the number one suspect. Now, Caprice must act fast to illuminate the truth and clear her sister's name--before a cold-blooded killer puts her lights out next.

(click the graphic to go to Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour, through which I received the MOBI file.  I will review this collection on May 11.)

Sleuthing Women is a collection of 10 full-length mysteries featuring murder and assorted mayhem by 10 critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling authors. Each novel in this set is the first book in an established multi-book series—a total of over 3,000 pages of reading pleasure for lovers of amateur sleuth, caper, and cozy mysteries.

(And here I thought it was a collection of short stories.  Haha!  Joke's on me! :O))

(Click on cover to go to GoodReads.  MOBI from NetGalley.  Reviewing on May 13.)

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a bow-tied Bullmastiff draws Nic and Nigel Martini plenty of attention from the press. But that's nothing compared to the attention they receive at the A-list after party, when Hollywood royalty learn that Nic and Nigel have discovered behind the scenes footage from A Winter's Night, an acclaimed film known for backstage love triangles and the tragic death of its original star, Melanie Summers.

Returning home after the party, Nic and Nigel find their house in shambles and their employee DeDee Evans beaten within an inch of her life. And when the weapon used to pummel DeDee implicates beloved actress Christina Franklin, Nic and Nigel drink and banter their way into a modern-day version of a golden-era crime caper.



I just finished:

(Click on the cover to go to the GoodReads page; Revewing on March 24.)

It's the end of the Reagan years, with Iran-contra still smoldering, and G.H.W. Bush looking like a winner. Rob Price is a Nam vet with attitude who's lost his Wall Street job and takes one with a small obscure government agency. Something's going on, and before he finds out what it is, a fellow agent is killed and Rob disappears himself with a satchel of black money. When he turns whistleblower he finds himself with a corporate tiger by the tail and a Eurasian martial artist girlfriend that other guys envy.

Next up will be:

(MOBI from author.  Reviewing on April 1.)

Jane Hays has been told all her life that it’s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown. At fifteen, she’s quite sure that it’s all old wives’ tales... yet, why does her village bar the gates every night? Why do they even have gates? When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middle of the forest. Soon, she is caught up in a world of magic and beauty – and in the storm of the Fairy Queen’s wrath.

The Fairy Queen is out for blood. There have been intruders - human intruders - in her domain and she will stop at nothing to find them and kill them. After all, it is only fair. She is only seeking retribution for the death that humans leave in their wake.

But Jane isn’t all that she seems to be. And the events of the night aren’t as innocent as they appear.


So, friends, what are you reading this week?


  1. Coexist sounds like such an interesting book - I will have to pick it up! I love fantasy novels the most anyway - blessings!

  2. I am reading Steve Larsson's The girl with a dragon tattoo... picked it up after reading rave reviews. Have read the first chapter and it has not caught my fancy as yet. Hope it captivates me real soon!

  3. So many good new books! Enjoy reading all of these. I think the one that sounds the most promising to me is Coexist :3

  4. Coexist was very entertaining, Olivia! Quite a few twists and turns!