The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries by Cleo Coyle

The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries by Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle and the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.  Scroll for the latest Giveaway. The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop’s ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New...
Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs

There’s a new serving in the Tea Shop Mysteries!  Enter the giveaway below! Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery) Cozy Mystery 22nd in Series Publisher: Berkley    Review by Julie S., staff reviewer...

Do Not Disturb. Seriously… Do Not Disturb.

Dear Lucy I am trying to get moving on my first novel, but I can’t seem to get past a brief outline. Either my mind is everywhere else, there are too many interruptions, or I can’t stop scrolling on social media. Do you have any advice for me? Sincerely, too much...
Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman

Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman

Gluten-Free Murder by P. D. Workman https://dl.bookfunnel.com/4p94d2ap0k Julie S., Staff Reviewer Reading the title, Gluten-Free Murder, I thought it was going to be another fluffy murder mystery. I was wrong. Erin Price moves to Bald River Falls after inheriting her...
Ballard, H. Byron: Asfidity and Mad-Stones

Ballard, H. Byron: Asfidity and Mad-Stones

Asfidity and Mad-Stones: A Further Ramble Through Hillfolks’ Hoodoo Publisher: Smith Bridge Press Print: Spring sale price: $11.00 New!   E-book: https://books2read.com/u/4XZyy6 Sharing these practices and this beloved but fading culture has led me far afield,...
Across the Lake by Nancy LiPetri

Across the Lake by Nancy LiPetri

Across the Lake Nancy LiPetri Contemporary Fiction Skye S., Staff Reviewer As a North Carolinian, the many North Carolina references scattered throughout the book warmed my heart. I especially loved when Matthew teased Kat for not knowing where the Outer Banks were. I...
UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert

UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert

UnOriginal Sin by Pat Herbert Review by Julie S., Staff Reviewer Jack the Ripper. Much has been written about the famous serial killer alive in the 1800s, who preyed on prostitutes in and around the White Chapel District in London.  He was never caught, but he lives...
Bait and Witch by Angela Sanders

Bait and Witch by Angela Sanders

Bait and Witch By Julie S., staff reviewer Do I believe in magic? I wasn’t sure when I began the book whether I could get caught up in the story. I knew anything with the word witch in the title would have unearthly happenings in it, and I wasn’t sure it was my cup of...
Yuletide Homicide

Yuletide Homicide

Yuletide Homicide by Jennifer David Hesse A Wiccan Wheel Mystery #3 Publisher: Kensington Books (September 26, 2017) It’s Christmas in Edindale, Illinois, and family law attorney Keli Milanni is preparing to celebrate the Wiccan holiday Yuletide, a celebration of...
Missing that holiday madness?

Missing that holiday madness?

Dear Lucy, After months (and months and months) of being in quarantine, the one thing I miss the most is being in a crowded store. Even though being around people gives me hives, there’s something about the energy in the air when a hustle of shoppers are all...
Open for Murder, A Happy Camper Mystery by Mary Angela

Open for Murder, A Happy Camper Mystery by Mary Angela

Open For Murder (A Happy Camper Mystery) By Mary Angela Cozy Mystery, 1st in Series Publisher: Lyrical Press (November 24, 2020) Paperback: 207 pages ISBN-13: 978-1516110728 Deep in the heart of touristy small-town Spirit Canyon, South Dakota, former journalist Zo...
Meet Isabel Puddles by M. V. Byrne

Meet Isabel Puddles by M. V. Byrne

Meet Isabel Puddles by M. V. Byrne Review by Julie S. Anyone named Isabel Puddles was sure to have a quirky life, quirky friends, and a quirky mystery. Isabel Puddles quickly lets us into her life with vivid descriptions of the community, her friends, and the little...
A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott

A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott

A Page Marked For Murder, by Lauren Elliott Review by Julie S., ePen staff reviewer. A cozy village, a winter festival, and sizzling secrets waiting to disrupt the peaceful nature of Greyborne Harbor all come together in a mystery needing to be solved. A Page Marked...
A Witches Tea Party with Mark Taylor

A Witches Tea Party with Mark Taylor

  Witches Tea Party with Mark Taylor We found Witches Tea Party and wanted to share with you a feisty female protagonist written by a male author. I find the whole Salem history captivating, so this novella just begged to be added to our Guest Author pages. ...
Social media scrolls and trolls

Social media scrolls and trolls

Dear Lucy Leaf, I enjoy sitting outside in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee and scrolling through my social media feeds. Along with my favorite cozy author pages, I enjoy a local college newspaper. Lately there’s a mean guy who posts horrible comments on the...
Tea, a Good Mystery, and Ursula Marlow

Tea, a Good Mystery, and Ursula Marlow

It’s so delightful when authors stop over to visit. When Ms. Langley-Hawthorne dropped by, I couldn’t decide whether to serve English Breakfast or Earl Grey. Which would you serve? Tea and Mystery and Ursula Marlow By Clare Langley-Hawthorne When my...

A Radiant Summer Newsletter

June. Yep. Hard to believe. Do you have a pile of books to read that will sweep you away from current headlines?  I’m finally getting into Sunshine on Scotland Street that my daughter bought for me. Because who doesn’t  need sunshine these days? And, well,...
How many tea bags does it take to fill a cup?

How many tea bags does it take to fill a cup?

Dear Lucy, I am quarantined with my college-age daughter, and she always uses two tea bags instead of one.  I’ve asked her to please conserve our precious supply, but she keeps “forgetting.” My tea is running out quickly. What should I do? Sincerely, Bubbling...

Spring Newsletter

If you missed the spring newsletter, here it is. Click the image for the full newsletter. Be sure to sign up for email delivery of author and book news.  
Drive-thru coffee in the time of quarantine.

Drive-thru coffee in the time of quarantine.

Dear Lucy, I’ve been feeling very sad recently. I’ve been making myself coffee every morning, but I’m starting to really miss my morning Starbucks trip. There’s just something about someone making coffee for me that’s just so special. What should I do?...