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Gored of the Rings (Matchmaker Marriage Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
It’s been three years since Gladie married Spencer and settled down as a full-time matchmaker. The three years have been quiet, filled with marital bliss and absolutely no murder. Without a mystery to solve, Gladie has grown bored, even as she has exceled as a matchmaker with more than a little psychic ability. Now, her Grandma Zelda has decided to expand the family business to wedding planning, and Gladie is going to be in charge of it.
Her first customer wants a wedding with all the trimmings, including an axe-throwing room, a tractor parade, and a longhorn bull instead of a limo to the ceremony. When one of the wedding party winds up dead, a freak accident is blamed. But Gladie’s murder antennae are up, and she’s determined to prove that it’s murder and bring the killer to justice.
The Fargenstropple Case (affiliate link)
What Monty Python’s Flying Circus might have done with Agatha Christie’s lost manuscript…
Invisible burglars who take nothing, but frighten the cat at meal times? This is hardly a case worthy of newly-promoted Chief Inspector Morgan. But when valuable jewels go missing and an attempt is made on Blandthorpe Fargenstropple’s life, Morgan jumps into action with keen interest.
With a quirky cast of characters, witty banter, a little romance, and plenty of ridiculous mishaps, this cozy mystery will challenge your ability to read in any sort of dignified manner–so grab a tray of tea and crumpets and plan to laugh out loud.
Rebel Spell: A Witch (Salem Supernaturals Book 1) (affiliate link)
A witch without magic. A vampire without a cause. And a mysterious death that brings them under the same roof.
When I learn I’ve inherited a house in Salem, I’m sure it’s a mistake. Besides, I have zero desire to return to a town where I’m an outcast.
The surprises continue when I meet my tenants, including a broody vampire and a foodie wolf shifter. But I’m only staying around long enough to sell my long lost aunt’s house.
Even when they convince me to go to a Halloween ball. Even when I agree to pretend to be the vampire’s girlfriend. Even when I discover his softer and oh-so-sexier side.
Trying Not To Love You (The Love Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
An older brother’s best friend romance…
MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with her overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically unthinkable until she met a guy that wasn’t afraid to stand up to them. Dominic was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man.
But when they go away to college, MacKenzie sees a whole new side to Dominic.
Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers’ best friend, Hunter, steps in. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.
Match Me Up (affiliate link)
The hottest nerd I know just became my roommate. But it’s a no-go on the downlow, seeing as he’s my best friend’s brother.
The best part is that he’s a hunk and a half, but oh so smart. How can one guy have all the good stuff? And now he’s in my face all the time. I just needed a place to stay while I’m in grad school.
And it’s entertaining watching this sexy IT genius create a new dating app. Not so fun being his guinea pig until something crazy happens… He turns out to be my perfect match on the app. We’re too good as friends to mess this up, plus my BFF is less than thrilled about all of it.
The Jacomine Trilogy: Skip Langdon Mysteries Vols. 6, 7, and 9 (affiliate link)
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases (affiliate link)
The secret to eloquence, however, lies in simplicity—the ability to use ordinary words in extraordinary ways.
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is your guide to eloquence, replacing the ordinary with the extraordinary. While a common thesaurus provides only synonyms as mere word-for-word equivalents, The Well-Spoken Thesaurus is filled with* dynamic reinventions of standard words and phrases.
Oceans Apart (Kingsbury, Karen) (affiliate link)
A forgotten secret. A shocking discovery. A sacrifice of love that will bring Connor Evans to his knees.
A story of hope and redemption from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury.
Airline pilot Connor Evans and his wife, Michele, seem to be the perfect couple living what looks like a perfect life. Then a plane goes down in the Pacific Ocean. One of the casualties is Kiahna Siefert, a flight attendant Connor knew well. Too well. Kiahna’s will is very clear: before her seven-year-old son, Max, can be turned over to the state, he must spend the summer with the father he’s never met, the father who doesn’t know he exists: Connor Evans. Now will the presence of one lonely child and the truth he represents destroy Connor’s family? Or is it possible for healing and hope to appear in the shape of a seven-year-old boy?
Touched by Fire: Magic Wars (Demons of New Chicago Book 1) (affiliate link)
When I was five, a witch killed the president on live tv.
At sixteen, my family was murdered by witches.
Now I’m twenty-five, and I’ve got a bone to pick.
The Antares Coven plans to summon a demon. To bargain with it for impossible power.
I’m the one hired to bring them down, by whatever means necessary.
There’s just one problem.
That demon has something I need even more than revenge.
In a world where humans are either food or indentured servants, knowledge is my power.
It’s nothing more than a curse.
The Missing Piece (The Jigsaw Files, 1) (affiliate link)
Solving the puzzle could be the last thing he does…
PI Charlie Dodge knows what it’s like to have something important disappear. His wife, Annie, suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s, causing her to remember little of the life she shared with her husband. Charlie has devoted his career to saving what he can—missing people, threatened lives. But when prominent Denver multimillionaire Carter Dunleavy vanishes without a trace, Charlie and his assistant, Wyrick, discover missing doesn’t always mean gone.
It turns out Carter didn’t vanish after all—he’s gone into hiding. Someone in his inner circle wants him dead and now Carter needs Charlie to expose the culprit before the Dunleavy empire spirals into ruin. But with a tangled web of suspects looking to silence Charlie’s investigation, he’ll have to find Carter’s would-be killer and fast,
Betty Snickerdoodle Mysteries (Books 1-3): Three Hilarious, Salty-and-Sweet Cozy Adventures (affiliate link)
Cozy mysteries with laughs, sass, plenty of surprises and plenty of heart!
Bea Sickles is a little old lady who’s not at all what people expect. She’s a bit like an unexpectedly delightful dessert, a little salty on the outside, sweet in the middle, and very, very rich. In book one, The Return of Betty Snickerdoodle, a crook with more nerve than brains decides to shake Bea down. Bea decides to teach him a lesson, and a race to see who wins ensues.
A Sleuth Is Born in book two, as Bea decides to try her hand at mystery writing. Just like her role model, Jessica Fletcher, Bea digs into amateur detective work — to bring realism to her writing, mainly, but also because a mysterious death a the high-stakes charity poker tournament at her brand new inn just might be murder.
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