Thursday, October 20, 2016

REVIEW: Putting On The Witch

Putting on the Witch
Authors: Jim & Joyce Lavene

Where do witches go when they retire? Wilmington, NC of course!

Putting on the Witch is the 3rd book in the Retired Witches Mystery series. Unfortunately, it will also be the last, as co-authors Joyce and Jim Levene both passed away recently. Their wonderful, funny, quirky stories will be sorely missed!!

This book is a magical, fun, adventure! For me, this was a perfect Fall read. I curled up on the couch with my chihuahuas and a cup of tea, and read this book in one sitting. It definitely ignited my Halloween spirit!

The basics: Witches Elsie and Molly with their ghost pal Olivia and apprentices, Dorothy and Brian are looking for their coven's missing spell book. Receiving an invitation to the Witches Ball, they are excited to attend the grand event. The festivities are cut a bit short though when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. This leaves the coven scrambling to find its missing book and solve a murder.

Joyce and Jim Levene wrote books together for 20 years. They wrote many cozy mystery series including the Christmas Tree Valley, Pumpkin Patch and Sharyn Howard Mystery series. They also wrote under the pseudonyms J.J. Cook and Ellie Grant. Their imagination, humor and creativity will truly be missed.

Thank you so much Joyce & Jim for the hours of enjoyment that cozy readers have gotten from your books. RIP.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

REVIEW: If You've Got It, Haunt It

If You've Got It, Haunt It
Author: Rose Pressey

Cookie Chanel loves vintage clothing. Her shop, It's Vintage Y'all, is filled with fashions from the 1920's to the 1990's. She keeps the racks filled with new goodies by frequenting estate sales. Imagine her surprise when she goes to the sale of a recently murdered socialite only to come home with the woman's ghost, along with several awesome vintage clothing pieces. The ghost of Charlotte Meadows refuses to leave (or shut up, for that matter) until Cookie agrees to help find her killer. Nobody else can see Charlotte, which means the entire town of Sugar Creek, GA thinks Cookie is a bit off, as she walks around talking to herself.

With the help of her good friend Heather, a magical white cat named Wind Song, and the ghost, Cookie is on the case.

I enjoyed this book, mostly because of the antics of the ghost. Charlotte can't be seen by anyone other than Cookie but she still makes snide comments and even attempts to punch people. And she always appears in new outfits with coordinating makeup somehow, despite being very very dead.

The cat was a cool addition to the plot, but seemed almost like an after-thought added just for cozy fluff or supernatural ambiance. As the owner of two awesome white cats, I was happy to see the kitty on the cover. It was interesting  that Wind Song was a bit on the magical side, but it wasn't a key part of the story.

Clothing and the fashion choices of different characters are discussed a lot throughout the book because of the vintage clothing theme. At times the added details of what fabric something was made from or what sort of sleeves or collar is on a clothing item got a bit tedious. But it didn't harm my enjoyment of this book. The humor and fun antics of the main characters carried the story through any moments where I just didn't care what sort of purse coordinated with an outfit or what brand of vintage shoes Cookie found at an estate sale.

All in all, this was a funny, enjoyable cozy.

If You've Got It, Haunt It is the first book in the Haunted Vintage Mystery series. There are 3 books in the series so far. A fourth book, Haunted Is Always In Fashion, will be released November 29th. Rose Pressey also writes several other supernatural mystery series including the Halloween Laveau series. To find out more about the author and her books, check out her website: 

REVIEW: Death Ship

Death Ship
Author: Jim Kelly

**I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book provided by Severn House via NetGalley. The opinions in this review are solely my own.**

Death Ship is the 7th installment in the Shaw & Valentine mystery series.

The action starts immediately and continues non-stop for the entire book! DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine are investigating an explosion at Hunstanton Beach, protesters sabotaging a local pier building project, new evidence in a cold case from 1953, and a missing Dutch national. Past and present meld into a riveting, action-filled police procedural!

Death ship is perfectly paced, exciting and well-written.The plot is multi-faceted, combining threads from several cases into a suspenseful revelation of hidden, dangerous secrets.

This is the first book in this series I have read. I could tell the main characters have some issues from prior books, and I'm definitely going to read the rest of the series to find out the whole story. The books don't have to be read in order. I was able to follow the story and enjoy the characters, plot and suspense without knowing what occurred in prior books. But, to totally understand Shaw and Valentine, I'm going to go back and read the prior stories and then read this book a second time.

This was a riveting, suspenseful police procedural. Any reader who enjoys thrillers, procedurals or mystery novels would love this book!

Jim Kelly also writes the Phillip Dryden series. Find out more about the author on his website: 

Death Ship will be released by Severn House December 1st.

REVIEW: Deadly Dog Days

Deadly Dog Days
Author: Jamie M. Blair

**I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book provided by Midnight Ink via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.**

Cameron Cripps-Hayman is having a rough time. She's separated from her husband, the sheriff in Metamora, IN. Not only that, but her pushy mother-in-law wants her out of the house, her knee hurts, she's turning 40...AND she finds her husband's rumored new girlfriend dead in a canal.

When Metamora residents start looking sideways at her thinking she may have bumped off her hubby's new love interest, she brings home the woman's five dogs in an effort to show she is innocent. Her estranged husband, Ben, is also a suspect. In order to clear both their names, Cameron pulls together her rag-tag bunch of call center volunteers to help investigate the murder.

This cozy has a little bit of everything. Dogs. A mysterious cat. Estranged husband. Gossipy locals. Horrid mother-in-law. Cranky teen step-daughter. 40th birthday. Poor Cameron has a lot on her plate.

The mystery portion of the plot was well-paced, funny at times, and interesting. I enjoyed the antics of the dogs and the call-center volunteers -- who are all working off community service hours. I found the main character and her husband to be a bit annoying though, mostly because of the things the mother-in-law was allowed to do without being put in her place. Portions of the story line were difficult for me to read because I would have told the old lady where to stuff it. I did find it hilarious how the handyman jumped in for some passive-aggression to aggravate the high and mighty MIL. Take that, ya pushy old broad!

Technically, the characters were more formula stereotype than developed.  But, it's a cozy mystery-- formula is pretty much the name of the game. Cozies are meant to be light, enjoyable mysteries with humor and fun added in. Deadly Dog Days has plenty of humor, fun and mystery! There were plenty of suspects, eccentric locals and lots of amateur sleuthing,

All in all, this book was an enjoyable read! I laughed out loud several times while reading about Cameron and her crew's exploits. And the mother-in-law, angsty step-daughter and husband elicited an emotional reaction in me most of the time. Annoyance is an emotion, after all. It added to my enjoyment of the book because I could sympathize with Cameron's tired, exasperated state of mind.  She's fed up with her life, the town and her situation -- but she loves her life and the town despite all of it. I grew up in a small town, so I totally understand that love-hate relationship. And I know how small town gossip works....guilty until proven innocent.

Deadly Dog Days will be released by Midnight Ink on November 8th! It is the first book in the Dog Days Mystery series. I will definitely be reading more of this series to see how the characters develop. Pre-order a copy and support a new cozy series!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

REVIEW: And Then the Sky Exploded

And Then the Sky Exploded
Author: David A. Poulsen

**I voluntarily read an Advance Reader's Copy of this book provided by Dundern Press Via NetGalley.**

Teenager Christopher Larkin discovers his great-grandfather's past when protesters attend his funeral. Only then does he understand that the kind, fun old man he knew worked on the Manhattan Project, helping make the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. For Christopher this causes confusion and a strong need to make amends somehow. He travels to Japan on a school trip and meets an 81-year old survivor. But what can a 14-year old teenager do to make amends for a lifetime Yuko has lived with her physical and mental scars from August 6, 1945? His friends think his idea is silly. But Christopher discovers that sometimes listening and understanding can have a profound effect.

I enjoyed this book. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. My father fought in World War II, and I wish my youngest son had gotten to know him. But he never got to hear my father's stories of the war and how terrible it was. I want him to read this book, so that he can understand a little bit about the cost of the war on both sides. Sometimes I think in American history classes the decision to drop the bombs on Japan is glossed over as a choice that was necessary to end the war and stop the killing. On the other side of that decision were thousands of Japanese civilians who had no escape. In the end, the cost of war on both sides is immense. We should never forget what happened, and it should make us ever vigilant to preserve peace.

I was a bit hesitant to read this book at first. I imagined a fictional rant aimed at those who made the decision to drop the bombs and anyone involved, but that's not what this book is about. Far from it. This is a story of a new generation needing to understand that period and the roles their great-grandparents' generation played in it.  The story is not one of blame, but an attempt to bring about a true understanding of peace and forgiveness.

I still have letters my father wrote home from Europe during WWII. I'm going to let my 12-year old read this book and those letters so that he has an understanding of the sacrifices made on both sides. Millions of lives were lost in those years, and we can never allow future generations to forget what caused the conflict, or the decisions that led to the deaths of innocents on both sides. It's staggering to comprehend that in one flash, one moment in time, thousands of people were killed and thousands more left to agonize with burns, radiation poisoning and other physical injuries. Two entire cities. Boom. Gone.  All those people. Many incinerated in an instant.

It can never happen again.

And Then the Sky Exploded is well-written and not overly-graphic. The story is age-appropriate for middle-grade readers. I would have liked to see a bit more of the story written from Yuko's point of view just to get more of the story of her recovery and life after the bombing. But, that might be too much for younger readers. As it is, the story is powerful, moving and very well written. I think this book could be a great classroom tool for history teachers as enrichment during units on WWII for middle school students.

This book was just released today (October 15th, 2016) by Dundern Press. David A. Poulsen is the author of several books including Serpent's Rising and Old Man. Learn more about the author and his books on his website:

Monday, October 10, 2016

REVIEW: A Killer Closet

A Killer Closet
Author: Paula Paul

**I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from Random House/Alibi via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are solely my own. **

Irene Seligman is a successful assistant district attorney in Manhattan. She enjoys her Brooklyn apartment and city life. But then her elderly mother's sixth husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her mother destitute and exceedingly needy. Seligman is guilted into moving back to Santa Fe to help her mother. She loves the old, run-down home she grew up in, but knows they will have to have a substantial, reliable source of income to be able to afford to live. She decides to open up a used high-fashion clothing boutique because she isn't licensed to practice law in New Mexico. With the help of her mother's knowledge of high fashion, Irene prepares to open Irene's Closet: A Second Look at Haute Couture. Just two hours away from the shop's grand-opening,  Irene discovers a dead woman in the store's storage room. The woman is dressed in a $4,000 Prada outfit, but the look is not well-accessorized by the bullet hole in her head. The dead woman was one of her mother's friends, so Irene starts asking questions. Following a threatening phone call ordering her to stop her investigation, the body of another Santa Fe socialite is discovered in Irene's shop. Fearing for her mother's safety and the reputation of her new business, Irene knows she must discover the identity of the killer quickly before anyone else dies.

I had a bit of trouble getting "into'' this story because I was just shocked that a prosperous Manhattan prosecuting attorney would leave her job to go back to Santa Fe just because her 70-year old mother gave her a guilt trip. I just kept thinking that the more common sense solution would have been to help her mother financially, not drop her job and relocate back to New Mexico to live with her elderly mother.  And, at times, the main character did not behave like someone who is familiar with criminal cases, suspects and police procedure, as an assistant DA would be. At one point when she is brought in for questioning about the first body discovered in her shop, Irene keeps yelling that she wants an attorney, to the irritation of the officers driving her to the station. I don't believe an assistant DA from Manhattan would have handled the situation that abysmally. But....those two annoyances did not harm my enjoyment of the story all that much. The mystery portion of the plot was well-written and engaging. There were plenty of suspects and interesting angles to the investigation. As in most cozy mysteries, Irene goes about sleuthing without thinking about the danger she might be in, or any thought at all about whether she is hampering the official police investigation or not. At one point, she is threatened with a gun but still continues to investigate without calling the police or informing them of the situation. It's pretty formula in cozy mysteries for the main character to jump in and investigate as if they have more knowledge or expertise than the local police --- but, it is a bit more serious when guns are being drawn, right? I was able to read past that as well, as we all know that in a cozy mystery the main character is not going to be shot in the face, even if she is dancing all around the murderer urging them to do it. There were some great plot twists and interesting developments that kept the pace moving throughout this book. It kept me guessing up to the end!

So, despite some formula plot aspects, this was an enjoyable, suspenseful cozy mystery! I will definitely be reading more by Paula Paul! She is also the author of the Dr Alexandra Gladstone mystery series. There are five books in that series so far.

A Killer Closet releases October 11th from Random House/Alibi.  I highly recommend it for all cozy mystery fans, especially those who love the Santa Fe area and high fashion!

For more information on the author and her books, check out her website:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

REVIEW: Cooking for Ghosts

Cooking for Ghosts
Author: Patricia V. Davis

**I received an advanced reader copy of this book in a giveaway at, This is a fair, honest review.**

Four women meet online. They all have dreams of a new life. So they band together on a food blogging site, and decide to open a restaurant. But this restaurant will be special -- it's on the Queen Mary, permanently docked in Long Beach, CA since the late 60's. Cynthia, Jane, Rohini and Angela all carry their own secrets and ghosts of the past within them. Little do they know that the Queen Mary has spirits of her own.

This supernatural tale of redemption, love, loss, friendship, and the strength of women is outstanding! I was hooked from the start! The characters are diverse and well-developed. The supernatural elements are not cheesy or over-done, but an integral, fascinating part of the plot. Wonderful book! Once I started reading, I didn't want to put the book down.

Cooking for ghosts is the first book in the Secret Spice Cafe series. I enjoyed this book so much I will definitely be reading more books in this series!

Davis is the author of several other books including Harlot's Sauce and The Diva Doctrine. Learn more about the author and her books on her website:

Sunday, October 2, 2016

REVIEW: Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky
Author: Sheila Turnage

My son started reading this book at school. After reading a chapter or two, he told me I needed to read it, too. I'm glad I did! Three Times Lucky is a fun, heart-warming story about a girl searching for her long-lost mother and finding love, friendship, and family in the process.

Moses "Mo'' LoBeau lives in Tupelo Landing, NC. Her life has been an 11-year adventure. She was found as an infant in the middle of a hurricane by a man known only as The Colonel, who has been suffering from amnesia since that fateful storm. Mo has no idea who her mother is, and The Colonel has no memories of his life before the hurricane. Trying to find her "upstream'' mother who lost her during the storm, she puts notes in bottles and sends them floating down the river, hoping that someday her mother will answer.

Mo and her friend Dale decide to form a detective agency. When a local man is murdered, Dale and Mo are on the case, despite the real detectives getting testy about their "help.'' A hurricane hits the coast just as The Colonel's girlfriend is kidnapped by the murderer. The cast of characters from Tupelo Landing have to band together and brave the storm to save Miss Lana and solve the case.

This was such a fun book to read! It is book 1 in the Tupelo Landing series. The other two books are The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing and The Odds of Getting Even. My son and I both agree that we will be reading the other two books in this series! We definitely want to read about the further exploits of Mo and Dale!

Learn more about Author Sheila Turnage and her books on her website:

REVIEW: The Private Lives of the Tudors

The Private Lives of the Tudors
Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Author: Tracy Borman

**I received a copy of this upcoming book from Grove Atlantic via NetGalley in exchange for a fair, honest review.**

This book is not about the drama and intrigue of the Tudor Dynasty that has been the subject of countless books and television shows. Instead, Tracy Borman describes the daily life of a Tudor, both pomp-free facets of a normal day and all-out royal special events.

The Private Life of the Tudors delves into daily life for all of the Tudor monarchs from its beginnings with Henry VII to its close, Elizabeth I. Borman includes tidbits about all sorts of subjects, ranging from care of the royal wardrobe, hygiene, hobbies, personal interests, rules for dress and behavior at court, and which servants and courtiers were allowed to actually touch the royal person.

I especially enjoyed the information about royal dinners. The amount of food and kitchen staff needed to prepare for a special event was astounding. The list of meats prepared for just one royal dinner event was unbelievable! A royal state dinner would have been a wondrous event, with formal place settings, up to 35 courses laid out and lasting for hours. Some dishes were shaped into the form of animals or other decorations and paraded about the room before being set out for guests. Guests at formal events were seated by importance with the number of special courses they were allowed to eat also limited by station. A cardinal at table could sample up to 7 courses, while a lower person might only be offered 3. So much food was provided that some dishes would go untouched. Uneaten foods were not wasted but passed down the line to servants in the household and the poor following the dinner. A 200+ person kitchen staff was needed to keep the royal court fed. A royal privy kitchen was located below the privy chambers for times when the king or queen wanted a small meal in quarters, special favorite foods, or a meal/snack delivered just to them. Not all meals were extravagant feasts. And, kitchen staff that pleased the king or queen would often be rewarded. For example, King Henry VIII liked one of his pastry cooks so much that he gave her a house in reward for her quality work.

How each monarch differed in the running of their household is so interesting! I enjoyed reading about the differences in wardrobe requirements, servants, advisors, religion and other day-to-day needs.

I very much enjoyed this book because it was more about the actual daily lives of these most famous rulers, instead of just another tiptoe through their bedroom antics and exploits. Watch episodes of The Tudors online to get the tabloid version of the era. Come to Historian Tracy Borman for what real day-to-day life at court was like -- who washed the king's underclothes, what sports Henry VIII liked to play, where did Elizabeth I get her facial makeup, who raised the royal children, and daily life at court.

Anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes daily life for the Tudor Dynasty should read this book! There are facts of interest for those new to the era and those already knowledgeable. The Private Lives of the Tudors releases December 13th from Grove Atlantic!

Tracy Borman is a well-known historian and has written several other books on this era including Elizabeth's Women and The Story of the Tower of London. Find out more about the author and her books at her website: 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

REVIEW: Cataclysm

Author: Tim Washburn

**I received a copy of this book from Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair, honest review**

The supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park is the largest caldera in the world. The caldera, measuring 25 x 37 miles, last erupted about 640,000 years ago, scientists estimate. In recent years, the ground surrounding the caldera has been surging, or rising up, sometimes as much as 2.8 inches. Is that a sign that the supervolcano is headed for another eruption?

If so, it could be a climate-changing, world-shattering......cataclysm.

Tim Washburn spins an awesome disaster story! Cataclysm tells the tale of what might happen before, during and after an eruption of the largest supervolcano on the planet.

The story is well-paced and the suspense starts building almost from the very beginning. The characters are well-developed and believable. I'm not sure about the science as I'm not an expert on volcanoes, but it seemed believable to me. Not so sure fracking could set off a supervolcano, but it seemed plausible enough to me.

All in all, an enjoyable read. For readers who are fascinated by volcanoes, or who enjoy disaster stories, this would be a perfect read! Cataclysm releases October 25th from Kensington Press.

Tim Washburn has written one other disaster novel, Powerless. Find out more about the author and his books on his website:

REVIEW: Ice Rift

Ice Rift
Author: Ben Hammott

**I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for a fair, honest review**

I am completely obsessed with Antarctica. I think it's because it is one of the last wild, unpredictable, un-tameable places left on earth. Due to the temperature, it's dangerous just to be there, so my vivid imagination just revels in the sparkling, beautiful ice, the howling wind and the frozen, icy quiet that can kill your ass in minutes.

What better place to set a horror novel?

The basic concept is not new by any stretch of the imagination. There have been dozens of books and movies about teams of scientists getting their clocks chimed permanently in the deep frozen Antarctic. I had to smile when in one scene members of the team at the research station are watching John Carpenter's movie The Thing -- it's about Antarctic scientists being attacked and killed by alien monsters. Later on, those same researchers watch Alien. Perfect!

I have no problem enjoying another story about the dangers of being an Antarctic scientist when there are aliens around. Hammott doesn't introduce a new, complex plot, but he does masterfully describe every gory detail of what they are up against in vivid cinematic writing. As the story unfolded, my imagination soared. I pictured every scene in my head as I read. I love it when a sci-fi or horror novel lets me sink into the story on that deeper level. It's like reading a book while watching a movie inside my head.

Don't expect a complex plot. The plot is's the details that will grab your attention and pull you into the story. That's the key to great horror -- make readers SEE and FEEL the terror. Hammott delivers. I was truly creeped out and on the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop reading!

The basics: A research team is sent to Antarctica to investigate a large ice rift. NASA has noted an anomaly in its scans of the rift, so the scientific team decides to venture into the chasm. When they discover a crashed spaceship frozen in the ice, the scientists see it as an incredible research opportunity. Little do they know the horrors that await them inside the ship.

This book surprised me. I was expecting a sci-fi action novel when I first started reading  And I got it....with a large serving of very well done monster-alien-gore horror. Most alien horror stories end up cheesy and ridiculous. I can't say this book was cheese-free. A story about alien monsters can't escape a bit of  the ridiculous, but the action was engaging, suspenseful and well, horrific. It takes a lot to give me the willies and this book has some truly spine-tingling suspense, horror and outright gore.

                                                   MONSTERS!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

The more I imagined what it would be like to be a part of the team investigating that ship....the more creeped out I became. At one point while I was reading, the alarm on my phone started beeping and I just about jumped out of my skin. I'm glad I set the alarm though! I was so intent on the story that the muffins in the oven would have been forgotten until they burned!

There were a few places that I felt the book could have used a bit more editing. For example, multiple times the team "failed to notice sets of eyes staring at them" from the ceiling. While it didn't dampen my enjoyment of the story at all, the constant repetition of the same phrase did push my inner editor button, pulling me out of my total immersion in the story for a moment.

All in all, a few rough spots but an enjoyable alien horror fest! Don't read this book at home alone this winter. You will be afraid to walk to the bathroom by yourself! And, always scan the ceiling for yellow, glowing eyes.....

Readers who enjoy sci-fi, horror and just a touch of campiness will love this Antarctic adventure! Monster and alien movie fans will also enjoy this book!

Ben Hammott has written several adventure books including the An Unexpected Adventure series and The Tomb, The Temple and the Treasure series.