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Review: Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine

A Jaine Austen Mystery
Author: Laura Levine

A new hunky neighbor has Jaine and lance at odds. However, what is really odd is another neighbor. Cryptessa Mulddon is an actress from the vintage era and when she is not causing chaos she is busy talking to her stuffed raven. She had one friend in the world and jaine's cat Prozac just scared Cryptessa's bird Van Helsing to death.

If all of this isn't enough then Jaine's client Marvelous Marv, has decided to do away with his mattress king crown to which he is always threatening to eat. Now he wants bedbug ads and this is another nightmare and not on Elm Street.

When Peter Conner decides to have a Halloween Party and invites Jaine it isn't long before Jaine and a dead body are once again strange bedfellows.

The neighborhood has more rumors flying around than Jaine's own father can invent as he is sending emails that alarm her but she doesn't have time to worry about her dear father&…

Halloween week

Halloween Week: I have to admit this is one of my favorite week's of the year. I love fall but Halloween week seems to add just the right amount of mystery. I am having so much fun watching all the mystery movies and reading a really fun Halloween Mystery. Death of a neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine. But to be honest my horror that scares me to death is not spooky mysteries. it's more real life than that topics like spiders, serial killers, tornadoes and other natural elements of mother nature. Those are the things that scare me to death. I have been job hunting this week. I haven't worked in twenty-two years. This also scares me to death. So much has changed since I filled out a job application. Spooky doesn't begin to cover it. However, I will say that it is becoming easier each time I meet a new challenge. I have renewed confidence in myself. Okay because I am me I will ask... What scares you? Hugs, Pam

Guest Blogger - Alice Duncan

A Month Full of Water and Dogs. And Books.

Okey-dokey, the reason I write this blog every month is to, with luck, sell books. So don’t forget that all my Daisy Gumm Majesty books are available on Kindle and Nook! Here’s the link:

Also, here’s the updated cover art for SPIRITS REVIVED, Daisy’s seventh book, which will be published by Five Star in March 2014. I love this cover. It looks ever so much more twenties-ish than the first rendition did:

Then, merciful heavens, we actually had RAIN in September. Seven inches of it in a single day, actually. That was a teensy bit too much, as you can see in the following photographs. You can see the sunken garden in Cahoon Park as it’s Supposed to be and as it was after all the rain on September 12. It looks like it’s supposed to now:

After three years of drought, this water came as quite a surprise. Here’s a picture of the desert, where the Pecos River overflowed. For the past several yea…

Review: Hanging Hannah - by Evan Marshall

Title: Hanging Hannah
Author Evan Marshall
Kindle Edition

Hanging Hannah, begins with a young woman running through the wood that are alongside the local inn. She is a beautiful creature and then there is a birthday party taking place at the inn for Jane's Stuart's son.
The children are taken for a walk in the wood and hanging from a tree is the beautiful young woman. She is dead and then the real mystery begins.
Who is this young woman and who would want her dead?
As the investigation begins Jane is only to happy to delve into her stack of manuscripts and when Holly Griffin another agent brings a deal to Jane to represent Goddess and famous singer, actress and author. Jane is stunned and really needs to make this happen.
However Goddess disappears and another meanwhile Jane's assistant Daniel has his own problems. His live in fiancĂ© is pregnant. Daniel finds himself planning a wedding, Jane is roped into helping the bride Laura with wedding dress shopping and Daniel f…

Review: Murder is a Piece of Cake - by Elaine Viets

Series: Josie, Marcus Mystery ShopperMass Market Paperback: 304 pagesPublisher: Signet (November 6, 2012)ISBN-10: 0451238516ISBN-13: 978-0451238511

Josie Marcus is getting married.  And her boss has given her a 'present':  mystery shopping jobs with wedding-related stores.  In one she meets Molly, who is also getting married to a man named Ted.  Only she later finds out that Molly is a very crazy stalker when she show's up at Josie's Fiance', Ted's vet clinic in full bridal gown expecting him to marry her.  And if that isn't insane enough, Molly is later shot and killed by Ted's mother's pearl-handled revolver.

So not wanting her own wedding halted, Josie sets out to prove who really did kill Molly.

I love Josie and her dilemma, and was really happy that she didn't doubt Ted's fidelity for one moment. Her investigations of a strange situation in an already strange industry were often amusing.  Weddings can indeed bring out the worst in peopl…

Review - Sorrows by Donna Fernstrom

File Size: 563 KB Print Length: 340 pages Publisher: Donna Fernstrom Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. ASIN: B00F2AJLTY

Jay is a newly made vampire.  The vampire who kidnapped him, tortured and abused him, scarring his psyche.  Jay is damaged and fragile and hungry and is found by a group of vampire law enforcement where he is taken in.

When I say Jay is damaged, I mean really damaged.  Great fear and guilt.  Barely able to feed without a meltdown. Sometimes despite sympathy, I was really annoyed with him.  And yet I still wanted him to get better.

There is a lot of world building in the book as well, Rael Shaa (werewolf like companions), dimensional travel, Mages.  This is the part that really intrigued me and left me wanting more.

The horrors of the evil vamp and his victims were intense as was the scene when they caught up with him.  There were a lot of elements that came together nicely for me, despite an intense to shake Jay and some of the vamps who were supposed to be he…

Dear Readers & Bloggers,

Dear Readers & Bloggers,

What food do you never ever want to see on your plate? I
I have two one is shrimp. I don't like it and yes I used to live in the south and I know it's a staple but not for me. The other is liver. My mother tried to make me eat it years ago and there was a scene. (I was five years old) and I never want to see or smell it again.
What are your picky foods?
Can you come up with a mystery title for the foods you don't want to see on your plate?

"The Day The Liver Died."  "Death Of A Shrimp."