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Spotlight featuring Strawberries and Strangers (Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Leena Clover w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @leenaclover #cozymystery

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Exclusive beach party takes a murderous turn.

Dumped by her cheating husband, Jenny King is trying to build a new life in the small seaside town of Pelican Cove. Locals are lining up at the Boardwalk Café for her tasty cakes and muffins. But when her aunt is accused of killing a stranger, Jenny is forced to set her apron aside and put on her sleuthing cap.

Jenny battles with the cranky local sheriff and quirky local characters to get to the truth. Aided by her new friends, she will move heaven and earth to find out who the dead stranger was and what he was doing in Pelican Cove.

If you like cozy murder mysteries with friendly small towns, scenic settings, yummy food and a touch of romance, you will like Strawberries And Strangers.

Buy now and get hooked on the brand new Pelican Cove Cozy Mystery Series. Book 2 and Book 3 are coming soon in May 2018.

Read an Excerpt:

Jenny had wanted to get as far away from her suburban mansion as possible. Her Aunt Becca or Star had come to the rescue. Star was the oddball in the family, living on a little known island somewhere off the coast of Virginia. She had hitchhiked her way across the country in the 1970s and come upon this small town she called her own piece of paradise. The salt marshes and ocean had captured her heart and Star had stayed on. The scenic village offered the perfect inspiration for her art. Then she fell in love with a local. Pelican Cove became her home. She had called Jennifer and ordered her to come visit.

“You get over here, young lady,” Star had thundered on the phone. “We’ll put you right in no time.”

All Jenny knew about Pelican Cove was that it was quiet and isolated. Nothing much happened there according to her aunt. It sounded like the perfect place to lick her wounds.

About the Author: Leena Clover grew up reading mystery books. Some of her favorite authors are Agatha Christie, M C Beaton and Donna Andrews. Now she is trying her hand at writing whodunnits, making them as nail biting as possible while keeping them cozy. Her love for food is evident in all her books. Readers can find yummy treats in the pages of her books, along with friends that last a lifetime.

Connect with Leena at her website or write to her. She looks forward to hearing from you.

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ARC #Review of The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff w/a rafflecopter giveaway! #LibrariansVampireAssistant #VampireMystery #CozyMystery #NewRelease #mimisoffice @MimiJeanRomance

The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Synopsis:

From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

comes a Horribly Sunny Mystery, The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant.

 

NOBODY MESSES WITH HIS LIBRARIAN. . .

Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet! Even her book cart has it out for her. And is that the drug cartel following her around, too? “Dear God, woman! What have you gotten yourself into?”

Things go from bad to worse when local vampires won’t play nice.

Can this four-hundred-year-old vampire keep his librarian safe and himself out of hot water? Can he bring his maker’s killer to justice? Yesterday, he would’ve said yes. But yesterday, he didn’t have a strange connection with a librarian. Yesterday, people weren’t trying to kill her.

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Yall this book.  I’ve read a lot of Mimi’s books and loved every one of them but this one might be my favorite.  I know, I LOVED the OHHellNO series and I’m still waiting for the next book and the Happy Pants series makes me smile.  Not to mention that God of Wine is still one of my all-time favorite books.  But yall, again, you MUST read this book.  But be warned, this is not a romance.  It’s a cozy mystery with a dash of paranormal that has humor, heart, and characters that you will fall in love with from the beginning.  Plus, go ahead, lick your screen because of the cover.  I’ll wait.

This is actually how I pictured Michael.  Sexy, smoldering and those eyes.  Hypnotic.  Plus, he is intelligent.  I also liked that he really did care for Lulu.  But I will be honest, I’m sure if I buy the whole, she was made for him.  While they had that one behind closed door episode, I still feel like Miriam is the woman for him.  Of course, since there is no romance in the book, I can’t wait to see how Ms. Pamfiloff continues this little triangle in future books.  Oh yes, I will pre-order this series and I don’t like vampire books.  What makes this one so special is that the vamps are real people with real emotions.  Michael, Lulu and even Mr. Nice (OMG!!!  I about lost my *h*t with him.  I was laughing until I had tears!) had them.  It was refreshing to see that even though the vamps had their rules, procedures, and council, they could still not be douches about what the other vampires were going through.

Miriam at times, I really wanted to slap.  And being a danger magnet would be putting it mildly.  The twist at the end with her so-called boyfriend was inspired but I really felt like she didn’t want to listen to Michael or even Lulu about what was going on.  Needless to say that Michael and Lulu really had to play it cool when it came to what they really were and why stuff was happening to her in the end.  Again, Ms. Pamfiloff does an awesome job with all the twists in the story.  Some are truly OMG moments and the others are more subtle.  I normally don’t gravitate to the cozy mystery books but with this series, I’m a believer.  It was a blast to follow Michael and try to figure out what the heck was going on.  Did I mention the books?  *sigh*

Again, yall.  Read this book.  It’s Ms. Pamfiloff at her finest.  Humor, heart, and plot that makes sense, has all the feels with just a hint of what is to come.  Bravo!

 

About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men

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Spotlight featuring Chicken Culprit (a Backyard Farming Mystery) by Vikki Walton w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @havensteader #cozymystery

CHICKEN CULPRIT

by Vikki Walton

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GENRE:  cozy mystery

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BLURB:

Moving to Colorado seemed like a great way to start over. In Carolan Springs, Anne plans to spend her days living the simpler life.

But when her neighbor is found dead in his compost pile, trouble comes knocking on Anne’s  door.  

All the evidence points to Anne’s other neighbor, Kandi Jenkins. As the young woman begs Anne for help, Anne finds herself thrust into a world of deceit and secrets.

Who had the most to gain from Ralph’s death? As the suspect list grows, Anne finds her desire for the simple life may have led her to something sinister.

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Excerpt Three:

Anne pointed at a woman wearing a baby snuggly in her Tula wrap.

“I’d only seen white and brown eggs at my grocery store. But earlier today I saw some blue ones, some pink, and even some green eggs. How do you get those kinds of eggs and do they taste different than a white egg?”

Anne moved to the side of the stage where a dozen eggs were in a clear container. “Each of these eggs is a different color. Some”—she held up one—“even have spots on them. This is determined by the type of hens you have. For instance, if you want a brown egg, then your best choices would be something like a Rhode Island Red, a Wyandotte, an Astralorp, or Orpington.

Ameraucana or Aracaunas, or what some refer to as Easter-eggers, lay blue or green eggs.’’

A small hand shot up.

“Yes? You in the back.” She motioned to the small boy.

“Um, uh, how do you know if the eggs are good for you? I mean, you know, like, okay to eat? I mean, when you go to the store, you can trust they’re okay.”

“Good question. Thanks for asking.” The boy beamed at the praise.

“First, let’s start with the timing. When you go outside and retrieve eggs on a daily basis, those eggs are fresh. Eggs in the store can have taken up to five weeks just to get on your refrigerator shelf.”

Some people in the crowd gasped, and Anne heard, “Is that true?”

“It’s true. Look it up.” She smiled at the crowd.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Vikki is a well-liked speaker and knowledgeable instructor on myriad topics such as fundraising, work quilting, creative writing, design, homesteading, travel, and getting what you really want out of life. Her diverse background and passions enables Vikki to speak and write about many subjects. She’s the author of Work Quilting, a top ten book on vocational guidance. She’s also a global house and petsitter, founder and travel blogger at girlswanta.com and upcoming book on women’s travel.  

If Vikki isn’t off exploring the globe, you’ll find her at her home in Colorado digging in the garden, watching her chicken’s antics, reading a mystery or working on her newest project.

Connect with Vikki:

www.vikkiwalton.com

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Twitter:  @havensteader

Buy Links

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Vikki Walton will award a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter a $25 Amazon/BN GC.

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