A Mexican Cafe Cozy Mystery Bundle

A Mexican Cafe Cozy Mystery Series Bundle: Books 1-4

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Join Mari Ramirez and her feisty bulldog Tabasco as they serve up tasty Mexican dishes with a heaping side of murder. This Mexican Café cozy mystery series bundle includes the first 4 books in the series along with bonus recipes.

Includes:
Murder Con Carne
Killer Salsa
Smothered In Lies
Rice, Beans, and Revenge
*Bonus recipes from the Ramirez kitchen

Murder Con Carne (Book 1)

This time murder is the whole enchilada.

Mari Ramirez has her hands full running her family’s restaurant and juggling family drama at the same time. But when she serves up a plate of steaming hot Carne Asada to her meat delivery man, a killer strikes while the plate is still hot. Mari’s father becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation, and Mari finds herself on the prowl to clear her family’s name. With the help of her mischievous brothers and a bulldog named Tabasco, Mari uncovers a shocking truth. Will she unveil what really happened before she too is seared with a side of rice and beans?

Killer Salsa (Book 2)

The job of taste tester is a dangerous one.

Mari Ramirez, restaurateur and dog owner, enters her family’s secret salsa recipe into a cooking competition in hopes of winning enough money to fix a broken fryer. When one of the judges drops dead after taking a bite of her entry, Mari’s deadly salsa becomes the talk of the town. With the help of her mischievous brothers and a bulldog named Tabasco, Mari sets out to clear her family name. But in the process, she runs into a killer. Will Mari stop history from repeating itself or will she too fall victim to a deadly bite of salsa?

Smothered In Lies (Book 3)

Deadly secrets don’t stay buried for long.

Mari Ramirez has enough on her plate running her family’s restaurant and tending to a lively bulldog named Tabasco. But when her brother’s food truck becomes the center of a murder investigation, Mari finds herself in the company of two archeologists searching for a lost legend. A missing field journal, a break-in at the restaurant, and a second murder attempt all lead Mari on a hunt for missing treasure. With a killer on the lose will Mari discover the truth in time? Or will she end up smothered like her restaurant’s most popular burrito?

Rice, Beans, and Revenge (Book 4)

Revenge is a dish best served cold…with a side of green chili.

Mari Ramirez has her hands full running her family’s restaurant and keeping up with her lively bulldog Tabasco at the same time. But when she is visited by an old friend from high school who is also an international supermodel, local photographers aren’t the only ones desperate for a photo-op. A supermodel dropping dead during dinner isn’t good for business, not to mention the killer could be anyone in town. The restaurant staff all become suspects in a murder investigation, and Mari finds herself on the hunt to clear her family’s name. With the help of her old high school pals and Tabasco the bulldog, Mari learns that the killer might be closer than she thinks. Will she discover the murder’s motive before she too is served a deadly plate of rice and beans?

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Review- A Fire in the Blood

 

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“I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.” The gypsy’s hand gripped Tessa’s tighter. “He will bring you death,” she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. “And life.”

Ten years later, when Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious attacker, she has no idea that the handsome stranger the gypsy fortune teller predicted is not a hunter but a seven-hundred-year-old vampire. Darkly powerful, unbelievably compelling, he is obviously pursuing Tessa, but is it her love he’s after or her blood

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My Book thoughts – If you love a good vampire book this is for you. Tessa is attracting vamps to town but she doesn’t know why-  but she’s about to find out if a gypsy prophecy is coming true. With a great cast of characters this book is a winner. 

Our book cast-  Andrei our vamp is there to save the girl and introduce her to all things supernatural. He;s the perfect book vamp – good looks, alpha and protective . A winning combination for a book hero. And Tessa is accepting and strong the perfect choice to be mated to a vampire. The secondary characters give the book life and make for another compelling read for any vampire fan .  Lisa 

Mysteries @ The Book Club

Today it’s all about mysteries at the  Book Club –  Do you have a favorite series ? Have you read these ? Let Me know !   Here’s a few too   enjoy –  Lisa 

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The Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle is needled by the death of a highly strung woman in the new mystery by the author of Wedding Duress.

Downtown Sweet Briar is now home to a new sewing shop run by one of the circle’s own. With the help and support of her fellow members, Rose is determined to make SewTastic a success, and, to that end, she decides to sponsor a series of do-it-yourself weekends for sewing enthusiasts.

But when a group arrives at SewTastic to work on a project, a loud and argumentative guest pushes everyone’s buttons. And when she winds up dead in Rose’s project room—strangled by a sewing machine power cord—it’s up to Tori and the gang to stitch together the clues before Rose’s reason for living is ripped apart at the seams.

PATTERN AND SEWING TIPS INCLUDED

 

Knit to Be Tied (A Knitting Mystery)

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Purl Up and Die returns as Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun Knitters must come together before their whole town unravels . . .

In Fort Connor, Colorado, the friends at the House of Lambspun knitting shop are welcoming a new face into the fold. Shy, sweet, and pregnant Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn the father of Nancy’s baby isn’t quite the man she dreamed he was. He’s a cad.

Then one dark night a speeding car fatally mows down the dad-to-be and strikes a cyclist, spinning the town into a frenzy. Everyone worries that a crazed killer is on the loose. Now it’s up to Kelly and the gang to put down their needles and cut to the chase before the culprit is driven to kill again . . .

 

Both of these series are long running mystery series- with new book s coming this summer – Books make a great gift for Mom on Mother’s day or any special person in your life.   Lisa  

Book Club Reads

Book Club- Tuesday !  My I suggest for Mom two great mysteries  from author Laura Childes ! One  takes place in a scrapbook store the other a Tea shop in two great Southern cities – New Orleans and Charleston-   Thanks  Lisa     

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New Orleans scrapbooking shop owner Carmela Bertrand delights her customers with the sophisticated looks she achieves with their scrapbooks.  But among her client’s keepsakes she finds a tip of her own-about a murder…

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When a man is poisoned by tea, Theo is the prime suspect. Now she has to prove her innocence and track down the real killer-before someone else takes their last sip. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.

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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.

Book Suggestion for Monday –

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Unraveling family secrets can be murder in Suede to Rest...

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE ALL-NEW “MATERIAL WITNESS” MYSTERY SERIES

With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder.

When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans…

Not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladrón, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell–and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve…before her own life is left hanging by a thread.

INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT

If You are a quilter-

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Jennifer Chiaverini’s bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter’s Apprentice, a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole, and begin the legacy of the Elm Street Quilters.

When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its reclusive owner Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale and after the death of her estranged sister. Sylvia is also a master quilter and, as part of Sarah’s compensation, offers to share the secrets of her creative gifts with the younger woman.

During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia’s life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. As the bond between them deepens, Sarah resolves to help Sylvia free herself from remembered sorrows and restore her life—and her home—to its former glory. In the process, she confronts painful truths about her own family, even as she creates new dreams for the future.

Just as the darker sections of a quilt can enhance the brighter ones, the mistakes of the past can strengthen understanding and lead the way to new beginnings. A powerful debut by a gifted storyteller, The Quilter’s Apprentice tells a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole.

This is a great series 19 books at this time – can be purchased  but I was lucky to find at the local library.  Lisa

 

Review- Between a Wolf and a Hard Place

Book Club  Tuesday !   Come and Join us for some great reads.  Lisa 

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In Silver Town, the secrets run deep…

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Alpha werewolf Brett Silver has an ulterior motive when he donates a prized family heirloom to the Silver Town hotel. Ellie MacTire owns the place with her sisters, and he’s out to get her attention.

Ellie is even more special than Brett knows. She’s a wolf-shifter with a unique ability to commune with the dead. Ellie has been ostracized, so she protects herself and those she loves by revealing nothing-not even when strange and dangerous things begin to happen in Silver Town. And especially not to the devastatingly handsome and generous wolf who’s determined to win her over…

Silver Town Wolf Series:
Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1)
Wolf Fever (Book 2)
Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3)
Silence of the Wolf (Book 4)
A Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7)

 

 

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USA TODAY bestselling, and award-winning author and creator of award-winning teddy bears who have found homes all over the world including Australia, Switzerland, China, and Russia, and a retired officer of the US Army Reserves, I love to plant trees and flowers and if I could, I’d turn all the deserts green. Time travels are my favorite read, although I love to read most anything, and the Bourne series, Romancing the Stone, Sixth Sense, Legend, The Princess Bride, Stardust, Inkheart, LOTR, and tons of other movies are my favorites.

I love to research, to make urban fantasy worlds real, to bring a little of the paranormal into our world. Even in “Winning the Highlander’s Heart” the heroine feels she is cursed and she has second sight. But I try to do it in a way that feels real, and not fantasized. 🙂

 

My Book  Review-

My latest read from Net Galley. Iam a long time fan of this series and I would recommend reading this series in order. You might check you local library for some of the older books in this series- if interested.

This is Book 7- Elle and Brett. This is not your typical shifter book- no instant love but Elle is dreaming of Brett. Ans she knows the Silvers have a history of dreaming of there mate but shes not sure Brett is dreaming of Her. Elle and her sisters are special she -wolves they see and sometimes talk to ghosts  And she needs a mate that will accept her special gifts. But when Brett moves his Aunt old piano in the hotel and she starts seeing the passed Aunt will this be the end of them.

Another great written book in this series. Brett is an interesting hero – hes an alpha wolf but hes a journalist who  seems to need proof of things before he believes .  He’s dreaming of her but he suggest to Elle to date other wolves so she knows hes the one. So Elle being a strong she wolf goes out and does that -under the watchful eye of the pack. And when hes told about the ghost- he tries to get rid of them himself until he actually see one. The ghost makes for great characters in the book and a new spin to this exciting series. Ca’t wait for the next exciting book in this series.

 

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From the local library – Book #1 in an exciting new series. 

I was glad to see a new series from one of my favorite author was available at the library. This features a hot alpha wolf Billionaire and a she-wolf with a son that;s half human/wolf- from a previous relationship. When she sent to get information for her Alpha from this Billionaire sparks fly when mating hits. This is a great book and looking forward to the next book in this series. Lisa 

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Do You have a favorite Book series? Athor? Always looking for the great next Read -Comments and Suggestion – Welcome  Lisa 

 

Review – Irresistible by Lea Hart

 

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Irresistible

When Brock and Lilly were growing up together, they had no idea their lives would be intertwined forever…

Bestselling novelist Lilly Bertrand has the fondest memories of her childhood next-door neighbor, Brock Landry. He was her protector, friend and the person she bickered with most.
As they grew into teenagers they both knew the arguments hid their desire for each other. But they didn’t know their childhood bond when stretched across time and space, would pull them back together.
Twelve years later, when Lilly’s success as a writer puts her in danger she finds her old friend ready, willing and able to take up his old role…and possibly a new one.
When the threats turn physical, Brock’s success as a warrior may save her but also doom what they have together.
Is this the end of the story for their steamy romance? Or can they possibly find a way to write their happily-ever-after?

Destiny Series

This is a collection of stories that are romantic comedies set in Lafayette Louisiana.
Three brothers and the seven deadly sins sit at the center of these short contemporary romances.
We have an alpha hero who gets himself tangled up with a smart, sassy heroine and what ensues can only be described as a wild, sexy ride.

If you enjoy strong romantic connections, sizzling sexual tension and satisfying endings that will leave you smitten, this is the series for you.

Author – Lea Hart 

I live in Southern California and write stories about sassy, smart women and the alpha men who fall for them. When I’m not writing, I take care of my daughters and try to take long walks.

I believe in the power of a big glass of wine, the right pair of shoes and a good dose of sarcasm.

For updates please visit http://www.leahartauthor.com

 

My Book Review

First I would like to say I am a big fan of this author. If you have KU -run and click her books you are in for a hot time. And this series is brand new – I was so excited to see the announcement for a new series but when I saw it was set in my home state I was sold.

Now about the book-Brock and Lilly story. They have known each other there entire life but when her life is in trouble it’s Brock who saves the day. Love Lilly and her sisters – Lilly is a best selling author and uses Brock and the sheriff department  as her research department.Shes funny and strong and a go getter – a true modern women .   And Brock is a stand up alpha male that will protect his women when some one is out to get her.  These two are perfect for each other and when they come together sparks will fly. They ate like the book- Irresistible.  Can’t wait until the next brother gets his book.  Lisa