The 13th Hex (Hexworld 0.5) by Jordan L. Hawk

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The prequel to Jordan L. Hawk’s New Hexworld series.

Romance. Magic & Murder.

I love the characters Jordan has created in this explosive new series, Rook, Dominic and Cicero.  Well crafted plot, with plenty of twists and turns.

And can’t wait to get my hands on the first full novel in this series…Hexbreaker.  Out on the 6th May 2016.

5 Stars*****

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Dominic Kopecky dreamed of becoming a member of New York’s Metropolitan Witch Police—a dream dashed when he failed the test for magical aptitude. Now he spends his days drawing the hexes the MWP relies on for their investigations.

But when a murder by patent hex brings crow familiar Rook to his desk, Dominic can’t resist the chance to experience magic. And as the heat grows between Dominic and Rook, so does the danger. Because the case has been declared closed—and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.

The 13th Hex is the prequel short story to the all-new Hexworld series. If you like shifters, magic, and romance, you’ll love Jordan L. Hawk’s world of witch policemen and the familiars they bond with.

The 13th Hex was originally published as part of the Charmed & Dangerous anthology. Only minor details have been altered for this reissue.

 

 

Killer Reunion (Book #21 Savannah Reid Mysteries) by G. A. McKevett

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ARC honest review for Kensington Books via NetGalley.

To be honest this is the first time that I have read any of the G.A. McKevett ‘Savannah Reid Mysteries’….and boy, look what I have been missing!

Loved it!  Had me chuckling all the way through the book with Savannah’s Southern Charm!

Nicely balanced plot and characters, that will make you want to go back for more.

So much so that I’m going to be getting the first in this series…Just Desserts.  And work my way through.

5 Stars*****

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If you think going home again is hard, try being a plus-sized PI with a troubled family legacy. But Savannah Reid is no shrinking violet. She’s ready for her high school reunion, complete with mean girls, ex-beaus–and murder charges…

When Savannah Reid fled McGill, Georgia, all those years ago, everyone figured the chubby girl from the wrong side of tracks wouldn’t be back. But with the hope of seeing her beloved Granny Reid, Savannah makes a triumphant return with her handsome husband on her arm, ready to face the past at her 25th high school reunion. When her old nemesis Queen of Mean Jeanette Parker shows she hasn’t changed her stripes one bit, Savannah rises to the challenge–and finally comes out on top. Until Jeanette’s dead body shows up in the swamp and just about everyone is ready to pin Savannah for murder….

Of course, Savannah’s own Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency comes to her rescue. But even her best buds are having trouble keeping Savannah out of jail, despite the fact that Jeanette has more than enough enemies–and quite possibly the blood of her recently deceased husband on her hands. Savannah never thought going back to school would be so hard. But she’s learned a thing or two in her time away, and she’s ready to finally make the grade when it comes to the ultimate high school redemption…

Dead in the Water (Campbell and Carter Mystery #4) by Ann Granger

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The fourth book in the Campbell and Carter Mysteries.

For a rain swept Cotswold village, flooding is the least of it’s woes…

Another classically set English mystery from the pen of Ann Granger.

I love the combination of Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter as they navigate the twists and turns of the murder investigations that Ann Granger creates.  Leaving you guessing right until the end.

5 Stars*****

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It is the wettest winter on record and as Christmas approaches the rivers burst their banks and the farmers’ fields lie under several feet of water. In the village of Weston Saint Ambrose, a young girl’s body is seen floating downstream and when it becomes stuck under the jetty at a reclusive writer’s home, the author is alarmed to discover that he recognises the victim of a brutal murder…

 

A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson

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ARC honest review for Henery Press via NetGalley.

First in a New series.

Great start to a small farm and farm shop/café mystery series.

Wendy has created a nice set of characters, set in the small fictional town of Winsome PA.  Well plotted and written.  With plenty of twists and turns, it will keep you guessing till the end.

Love the beautiful designed cover.  Would look great as promotional postcards for the books…that could be framed for the kitchen! 😀

Available from Henery Press in Hardback, paperback and Kindle.

5 Stars*****

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When Megan Sawyer gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family’s organic farm and café, she expects to find peace and tranquillity in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania. Instead, her goat goes missing, rain muddies her fields, the town denies her business permits, and her family’s Colonial-era farm sucks up the remains of her savings.

Just when she thinks she’s reached the bottom of the rain barrel, Megan and the town’s hunky veterinarian discover the local zoning commissioner’s battered body in her barn. Now Megan is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation—and she’s the chief suspect. Can Megan dig through small-town secrets, local politics, and old grievances in time to find a killer before that killer strikes again?

 

First book release day of April 2016

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I have been a bit quiet on here for the past few weeks.  Mainly because we have my dad in hospital at the moment…and the backwards and forwards to the hospital is very tiring and my concentration for reading is shot at the moment…hopefully be able to get back into the swing.

But today is the first book release day in April, and I had a couple of pre-ordered goodie arrive first thing this morning on my Kindle!

Mary Daheim – Here Comes The Bribe – the 30th book in her Bed-and-Breakfast mystery series…can’t wait to find out what Judith and Renie get into this time!  (I pre-order this back in August 2015…it’s been a long wait! 🙂 )

The second pre-order was:

Jordan L. Hawk – The 13th Hex – #0.5 the prequel to Jordan’s full length novel Hexbreaker (which I also have pre-ordered), that is due out on the 5th May, in her New Hexworld series.

My Kindle has been steaming today!

Also had 6 New ARC books from NetGalley.  5 from Kensington and 1 from Midnight Ink.

The Kensington books are:

Grilled for Murder – Maddie Day – 2nd book in her Country Stores series.

Murder Most Fowl – Edith Maxwell – Local Foods Mystery book #4

Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends – Mary McHugh – Book 4 in the Happy Hoofers series.

All Murders Final! – Sherry Harris – Book #3 in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries.

Antiques Fate – Barbara Allan – Book #10 in the Trash ‘n’ Treasures mystery series.

And from Midnight Ink:

The Question of the Felonious Friend  – E J Copperman & Jeff Cohen – Book #3 in their Asperger’s Mystery series.

I also spent all of my gift credit that I still had on Amazon on some more reading goodie! 😀  And I brought:

Dangerous Spirit – Jordan L. Hawk – Book 2 in the Spirits Series.

Posted to Death – Dean James – Book 1 in the Simon Kirby-Jones vampire mystery series.

Flipped For Murder – Maddie Day – Book #1 in her Country Stores series (because I got book 2 as an ARC).

Lowcountry Boneyard – Susan M. Boyer – Book #3 in the Liz Talbot mystery series – paid a bit extra and got the additional audio with it! 😀

The Yankee Club & All that Glitters – Michael Murphy – Book 1 & 2 of the Jake & Laura mysteries.