Midnight Snacks are Murder

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When her sleepwalking aunt is accused of committing murder, Poppy McAllister finds out there’s no rest for the weary . . .

Between trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey, Poppy is ready to call, “Mayday!” And now Aunt Ginny—who’s a handful wide-awake—is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill prescription and helping herself to neighbors’ snacks and knickknacks.

Even more alarming, a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens is found murdered, and the police suspect the “Snack Bandit.” Other than a bad case of midnight munchies and some mild knickknack kleptomania, Aunt Ginny is harmless. Someone’s trying to frame her. Poppy will need to work tirelessly to uncover the killer and put the case to rest—before Aunt Ginny has to trade in her B & B for a bunk bed behind bars . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!

About the Author

Libby Klein graduated Lower Cape May Regional High School in the ’80s. Her classes revolved mostly around the culinary sciences and theater, with the occasional nap in Chemistry. She has worked as a stay at home mom, climbing the ranks to the coveted position of Grandma. She also dabbles in the position of Vice President of a technology company, which mostly involves bossing other people around, making spreadsheets, and taking out the trash. She writes culinary cozy mysteries from her Northern Virginia office while trying to keep her cat Figaro off her keyboard. Most of her hobbies revolve around eating, and travel, and eating while traveling.
My Recipe from Lisa Daily Grind :    Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins   daily recipe
Net Galley Review : 
The story opens with the Butterfly House B & B trying to get the last steps necessary to open.  But in the mist of that Poppy has a murder to solve – that involves are Aunt. This who done it involves -great characters and some real life problems -drugs ,murder and mayhem.  I enjoyed all the twist and turns in this mystery and  the story will keep you reading as Poppy  tackles the mystery and opening a new bakery.  Lisa 

Elsa’s Stand * Cathryn Hein

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When the sudden death of his mother forces outback opal miner Jack Hargreaves home to Wirralong, his plan is simple: mourn his mother, sort out the family farm, and get the hell out of the town that has always hated him. But Elsa O’Donoghue, the beautiful hairdresser with a big heart and even brighter smile, has other plans.

From the moment Jack strides into her salon and helps himself to her clippers, Elsa is in lust. He might be a poster boy for the strong silent type, but she senses there’s a good man behind that stoic facade. With her business taking off, Elsa is finally ready for a relationship and Jack is just her kind of man. Not to mention, she’s never said no to a challenge.

Worried their association will harm Elsa’s business, Jack tries to avoid her, but Elsa is irresistible. Soon, she has him believing and hoping for a future with her in Wirralong, but another family tragedy shatters Jack’s fragile dream. Jack knows he must leave Elsa to protect her, no matter the cost to himself.

Author Bio : 

Cathryn Hein is the best-selling author of eleven rural romance and romantic adventure novels, a Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year finalist with SANTA AND THE SADDLER, and a regular Australian Romance Reader Awards finalist.

A South Australian country girl by birth, Cathryn loves nothing more than a rugged rural hero who’s as good with his heart as he is with his hands, which is probably why she writes them! Her romances are warm and emotional, and feature themes that don’t flinch from the tougher side of life but are often happily tempered by the antics of naughty animals. Her aim is to make you smile, sigh, and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful.

Visit cathrynhein.com and sign up to her newsletter for a couple of free short stories to enjoy over a cuppa, plus all the news on upcoming book releases, exclusive content, giveaways and more.

 

 

Net Galley  Review:

Book 3 – Outback brides series.  This book is Jack (Opal miner ) and Elsa (hairdresser)  who are friends with the women from the previous books. .Both  are great characters with  Elsa go to spirit and Jack’s protective side this makes for a great romance . Even with the bumps this book has a great small town romance with passion. Put it on your summer reading list.   As well as the first two books.   Lisa

Plum Tea Crazy : Laura Childs

April Weekend Cozy Mystery : 

 

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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.

While viewing the harbor’s Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow’s walk of Timothy Neville’s Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it’s discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow.

At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner–all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.

INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

 

Biography

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:

The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

 

Net Galley Review : If you are a fan of this author /series you will not want to miss the newest book.  It’s  an easy, fast read with a great  ending. The tea shop characters are like old friends as I read each new book its like walking back into my favorite shop to visit.  I enjoy  all  the daily tea parlor goings on which makes the perfect backstory to the book . She has done it again in this newest book –  PS Love the cover    Lisa

ARC Review & Blog Tour* A Night at Seaside

Dive into the Newest Sweet with Heat Romance!

 

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Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #6
Addison Cole
Releasing Dec 13, 2017

 

Sky
Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in
Provincetown, Massachusetts. She’s happy as can be, preparing the shop for its
grand opening and renting a cottage in the Seaside community while renovations
to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one
thing she longs for, and has no control over—love.
 
Sawyer
Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the
painful reality of his father’s deteriorating health and a recent health
warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room,
escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus
of his next song—and maybe even the rest of his life.
 
When
Sawyer walks into Sky’s tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar—Sky—the
chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for
in a man. He’s honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile—but boxing goes
against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she
realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle—only the
battle she thinks he’s waging isn’t the one that threatens to tear them apart.
Nights at Seaside is the sweet edition of the
steamy romance novel Seaside Nights by
Melissa Foster
My ARC Review: Today’s review is the newest book in the Nights at Seaside series. It’s Sky ( tattooist)  & Sawyer ( boxer/singers) book. And it”s a moving book with great characters who love life,each other and family. Sky is the free spirit – opening her dream shop in town and falling for a guy with a guitar.  But he’s so much more – a poet & song witter with a  core of steel  as a fighter. But can Sky accept all of him because his goal to support his family is worthy but so is his life. Read this newest book in this great series and find out what’s the hype.  Lisa

 

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Addison
Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling
and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet
contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh
language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful
love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay. 
   
 

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Tuesday Review * Perfect Summer

Tuesday *  Book Review – one of my favorite sports romance series- Since it’s Football Time –

 

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High school teacher Summer Ames is trapped in the nightmare morning from hell. Her alarm clock didn’t go off, she accidentally backed over the rosebush her grandfather gave her grandmother right before he accepted defeat against prostate cancer, she’s wearing clothes she picked up off the floor, and when she opens the door to her classroom, the lights from the TV cameras nearly blind her. She’s won Teacher of the Year. But unlike the past winners, she doesn’t get a new car or a Hawaiian vacation or even new school supplies, she wins an over privileged quarterback with a bright smile and questionable intentions.

Clint Grayson is an NFL quarterback in need of a reputation makeover. If he has any hope of landing a hundred million dollar endorsement deal, it will take some pretty impressive PR to clean up his bad boy image. In an attempt to polish his tarnished reputation, Clint agrees to be a high school class mentor.

When these two get together all hell breaks loose and they both learn that all is fair in love and football…and winning is just the beginning.

 

Lisa Review – I love this series this is book 1 but there is 4 more. This series is fun and hot featuring an NFL team in Texas called  The Long Stars. Each book features a team mate as he finds love and woos his lady. Each book is a fun read and part of Kindle Unlimited if you have it.    Lisa 

Tuesday Review- Never a Sinner

Today Tuesday Book Club-

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A pregnant young woman shows up at the Billodeaux ranch looking for Teddy, the handicapped adopted son of the family. Turns out Ella Sue Smalls is his half-sister looking for a place to stay until her baby is born. Good-hearted Teddy offers shelter at his very modest apartment. Though he will never be a member of the Sinners football team like his brothers, he is fiercely independent and earns his way as a freelance sports announcer and writer.

Ella has arrived at an awkward time for her brother; Teddy had just reconnected with a former cheerleader he had a crush on in high school. Injured in a tragic accident, Jessica Minvielle is hopeless and bitter about her life confined to a wheelchair. She reaches out to Teddy for help to live a full life again and salvage her career as a sports trainer. He is only too glad to show her what a man and a woman in wheelchairs can do. But, will the scheming Ella Sue come between them and ruin their chance at love?

 

Lisa Book Club Review – This is book 4 in the Sinner’s Legacy series. And it’s Teddy book . When his half- sister show up pregnant and looking for help Teddy offers her help. But in the mist of that Teddy falls for Jessica a friend from high school that has been hurt. This is a lovely  book with lots of heart with the whole Sinner family involved. You could read this as alone book but I think you would enjoy the whole Sinner series which is set in Louisiana with the first family of football. Lisa

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Tuesday * Book Recommendation

Today is Tuesday ! And I am sharing this book from Net Galley –

 

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In the third book of Heather Heyford’s series, set in Oregon’s wine country, a returning war hero and his “friend with benefits” discover that some vintages only improve with time . . .
 
Uncorking the Truth
 
When the town of Clarkston, Oregon, welcomes Captain Sam Owens home from the service, Sophia “Red” McDonald is first in line. The sassy psychotherapist has known Sam since they were kids, and the grown-up Sam is darned near irresistible. With his abs of steel and those gorgeous hazel eyes, he could have any woman he wanted. Naturally, Red is thrilled when he takes her hand . . .

She’s a modern woman, happy to canoodle with the sexy soldier, no strings attached—until her heart changes the rules. Suddenly, after months of casual hookups, Red finds she wants more. She longs to possess Sam body and soul. But his warrior’s heart was wounded long before he joined the service. As a therapist, Red has ways of making him talk. Only if Sam opens up and spills his secrets can they finally have everything their hearts desire . . .

 

Lisa’s Tuesday Book Review – is this 3rd book in this Contemporary Romance series.  I missed book 1-2 and was able to pick up with the story and characters just fine. But I would definitely read the other books -so you get the full background of the story of Sam and Red. Both of this characters were great but Sam had some secrets he needed to work out. But Red is a capable female lead and a perfect match for head strong Sam. This book was a wonderful read and I strongly recommend it with a glass of wine.  Lisa

Review- Face the Flames

 

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The author of Bring the Heat returns to Sugarland, where a firefighter from Station Five will face the dangers in risking his heart…

A near-fatal accident left firefighter/paramedic Clay Montana with devastating injuries. Now, after a year-long recovery, Clay is focused on one thing: getting his body back to form, so he can return to the job he loves. And then a chance meeting with a fiery redhead changes his life…

Detective Melissa Ryan may be the new cop on the block, but she’s no stranger to Sugarland. It’s where she lived with her violent, criminal uncle—a man she needs to see behind bars. But when she meets Clay at a crime scene, the down-but-far-from-out firefighter makes her rethink her priorities.

Getting close to Clay is intoxicating, but Melissa must keep her wits about her if she’s to protect them from a man with deadly intentions…

 

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Welcome back to Sugarland ! Where the firefighters are hot but so are the cops – and the two together are dynamite. Clay is one of the few single fire fighters and after an injury  has made some changes to his life. But the next big change is when he meets Detective Melissa Ryan. Melissa is a tough cop and can take of herself but shes not only protecting herself but Clay. When trouble comes these two find what love really is. This book is part of the Sugarland Blue series- a spin off from the poplar -Firefighters of Station 5 series. If you haven’t read the Firefighter series you are missing a hot read in more than one way!   Happy Reading  Lisa  

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Praise for Feel the Heat:

“I loved the dynamic with these characters and their families. They will have you crying they are so funny!” – HarlequinJunkie.com

“I went from spewing my drink one minute, to needing ice water because the scenes were so hot the next…” – Read Your Writes Book Reviews

“…one of the best culinary romances that I have read.” – BS Book Reviewers


IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT . . .

Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time managing her family’s Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she’s tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she’s cooked up a recipe for disaster . . .

. . . GET INTO THE BEDROOM

Jack Kilroy’s celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili’s oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he’s even more aroused by how unimpressed this beautiful, funny woman is with his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his bitch fork-wielding fan base. Now, as he’s about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions – and turn up the heat in his kitchen?

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My book review- Are you a fan of celebrity cooking shows -well this book is for you. Features  Chef – Jack Kilroy  a TV chef loved by millions and Lili Deluca  our heroine.Jack is hot and sexy but  has his sites set on Lili. Lili is the manage for her fathers restaurant but her  first love is photography – Jack see the real Lili  and acceptance of  her.  This book is fun and sexy  read with great food that will keep you hungry and family drama that will keep you turning pages. Lisa 

Review – Abduction

 

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New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden has killer instincts when it comes to breathtaking suspense! 

Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get a second chance at happiness? When a series of accidents begins to plague Jill, Hayden won’t let her fall victim again. There’s too much history between them…and too much desire.

 

My Book Review –  I’am a big fan of this authors – a must buy for me. This book is a tale of lost love and tying up lose ends. From the beginning your rooting for Hayden the bad boy who is Jill childhood friend. When Jill comes home they are both different people – he’s the sheriff and shes FBI.  But before they can get back together they need to solve an old case – Jill’s abduction as a child. But first they have to survive whats going on now that someone doesnt want them to solve the cold  case. 

A great mystery book with an added  romance. This book will keep you guessing till the end on what’s going to happen. Since -the book is not out for a few day – I will let you read the book and finds out what happens . You will be glad I did.  

Lisa (from Net Galley)