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Ava’s Place by Emily Cogburn

Emily Cogburn, at Barnes & Noble, Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, LA on July 1, signing Ava’s Place

Emily Cogburn at Barnes & Noble, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA on September 2, 2017, signing Ava’s Place, shown here with fellow Baton Rouge author, Ashley Michel, author of The Girl in Grey (lulu.com)

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Review Of Dial Meow For Murder

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Dial Meow For Murder

Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, Book #2

Bethany Blake

5+ Stars

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Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue.

Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome detective Jonathan Black. But while luring the prickly Persian out of hiding, she uncovers clues that might take suspicion off her own mother. Maeve Templeton already has a reputation as a killer–in real estate. How far would she go to bag Sylvan Creek’s most coveted property, the Flynt Mansion?

To expose the truth, Daphne finds…

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Feature Friday Film: Birthday Kitties

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Hope for Christmas by Stacy Finz

So I’ve been asked to fast forward to Christmas 2022 and tell you what gifts Clay and Emily of Hope for Christmas exchange with each other. Wow, I don’t know what could top the gift they get in this story. And since I don’t want to spoil it, I’ll leave it at that.

But five years from now, the McCreedy family is going to be sharing a lot of love. Justin will have graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and has a serious woman in his life. Baby Paige starts kindergarten, can you imagine that?

And a big surprise is in store for Emily that year. Her second installment of the Nugget Cookbook is the recipient of the coveted James Beard Award. She and Clay go to New York City for the ceremony and spend a romantic weekend at the Ritz-Carlton, just the two of them. It’s like a second honeymoon.

Not to be outdone, Clay wins Cattleman of the Year. This time, the whole family goes for a fun-filled weekend in San Lucas, California, where he’s feted by the United States Cattlemen’s Association. Continue reading “Hope for Christmas by Stacy Finz”

Kensington authors participating in the Columbus Day Parade

Barnes & Noble Announces More Than 100 Italian-American Authors Marching Up Fifth Avenue in the Columbus Citizens Foundation’s Annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 9th 

Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble Leonard Riggio Is This Year’s Grand Marshal and Created the Theme “A Celebration of Italian-American Authors”

The Kensington authors participating in the Columbus Day Parade, are:

Liz Mugavero, Purring Around the Christmas Tree

(Kensington, 10/17, ISBN:  978-1-4967-0021-6)

Peter Pezzelli, Italian Lessons

(Kensington, 3/17, ISBN:  978-1-4967-1082-6)

Tom Mendicino, The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

(Kensington, 9/15, ISBN:  978-1-61773-794-7)

In Queso Emergency, Lower the Cheese… #WeightWatchers #cheese

Musings from the Middle Ages & More

The young Moe’s employee glanced up at me as she plopped a bag of chips next to my lunch salad, one I’d carefully crafted with just enough toppings of Weight Watcher’s points to stay on target for the day. “Would you like free queso with your chips? I put one in the bag already.”

“No, I shouldn’t.” As she reached in to remove it from the bag, I said. “Free?”

“Yup. Queso is free on Thursday.”

Who knew? Not me. “I really shou–you know, just go ahead stick that back in.”

Just a taste. That’s all I wanted. My plan was to eat a few of the chips with a tablespoon or two of queso. No fowl, no harm. Right?

The second I got inside my kitchen, I tore open the chip bag, removed a few, and yanked the lid off the queso. Creamy, cheesy, a hint of spice. Everything I’d…

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Meet Mary McDonough

Mary McDonough, author of:

The House on Honeysuckle Lane   
(Kensington, HC, 10/16, ISBN:  978-0-7582-9351-0 )

One Year 
(Kensington, Trade, 8/16, ISBN:  978-1-61773-902-6)

Lessons from the Mountain 
(Kensington, Trade, 6/12, ISBN:  978-0-7582-6367-4)

Mary McDonough will be appearing at the Canton Town Hall Auditorium,

4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT

On October 14th from 6-9pm

“A Canton Conversation with Mary McDonough”

Advance tickets are $30 by calling the box office at 860 751-4924, 4pm-10pm weekdays, 10am-10pm weekends. Tickets are $35 the day of the event. The event is produced by Stars & LegendsCT Productions

There will be a Meet & Greet with Mary and books/photos/posters available for purchase and autographing after the program.

Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang (A Bird Lover’s Mystery) by J.R. Ripley – Blog Tour and Giveaway

The Book's the Thing

Ruby Lake, North Carolina, might be the perfect place to go birdwatching during autumn, but it’s also a habitat for murder . . .

As Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms guides a halfhearted birding group around Ruby Lake, rumors soon start flying about the annual Fall Festival’s classic car and tractor show. Local eccentric Chick Sherman—boasting the hottest ride in town—has ruffled feathers by mysteriously entering the contest, and curious Amy hatches a plan to sneak a glimpse at the phantom automobile before the big event kicks off . . .

But competition turns deadly when Amy finally spots the sleek ’56 El Morocco—and it’s on top of Chick’s very dead body. With her neighbor and business partner framed as the murderer and priceless Audubon prints suddenly missing from Chick’s home, only Amy can identify the telltale markings of a killer before another hapless victim is plucked from the…

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A Cora Crafts Mystery * Macrame Murder

Lisa * My Everyday Life

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“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass chimes. Cora and her boyfriend Adrian are enchanted by their surroundings—especially the stunning wedding and blissful newlyweds they encounter on the beach. But awe becomes shock when the bride turns up dead the next day . . .

The woman’s death appears to be the result of a severe jellyfish sting. But when it’s revealed that she was murdered and Adrian becomes a suspect, Cora must hitch the real culprit to the crime—and fast. Because it just might take everything…

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