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Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter

A quick read and some nice recipes in the 4th installment of A Candy Shop Mystery.
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An okay series, it reads fast so I took it to work!

Currently reading
Silver Chief's Revenge by Jack O'Brien
Blind Spot by Terri Persons
The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini (still on page one and sitting by my chair which I haven't used since I set the book there!)

Up next
Ghost At Work by Carolyn G. Hart
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Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine

This is the fourth book in The Morgansville Vampire series.
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Action from scene one! It starts where the third book left off and the action doesn't stop until you realize you need the next book...now!

Currently reading:
The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini
Silver Chief's Revenge by Jack O'Brien

Up next:
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
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Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

Finished up Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake tonight. It's the first book in the Dark Days vampire fantasy series.
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A very good book and a most satisfying ending to the first story in a continuing series.

Currently reading
Buying Organic by Luddene Perry

Up next
The Clockwork Teddy by John J. Lamb
The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini

What happened to Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs, you ask? It got moved a little farther down the tbr stack!
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Heat Lightning by John Sandford

Finished up the second book in the Virgil Flowers series, a spinoff series to the Prey (Lucas Davenport) series. Collapse )


Currently reading
Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
Buying Organic by Luddene Perry and Dan Schultz

Up next
The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
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Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce

This audiobook release has finally made it into print! It's the start of a new quartet (I think) from the Circle of Magic series. It features Briar's student from Street Magic in the Circle Opens quartet.
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Currently reading
Heat Lightning by John Sandford
Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

Up next (though reserving the right to change my mind!)
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
Let's ride!

French Pressed & Hell Bent

Finished up:
French Pressed by Cleo Coyle is the 6th book in her Coffeehouse mystery series.
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Fair-to-middlin', as they say. "Who says?" you ask. I don't actually know, it's just an expression. :) It's an okay series by the authors of The Haunted Bookshop series (Alice Kimberly) which I really like.

Hell Bent by William G. Tapply is #24 or #27 - depending on whether you count collaborating books & series with other authors (Philip R. Craig's J. W. Jackson in his Martha's Vineyard series) or not - in his Brady Coyne mysteries.
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Another very good book in this long running series. I found it interesting to discover two other mystery series whose characters are mentioned in each others books. Brady Coyne is the attorney for Doc Adams (Rick Boyer's oral surgeon and Brady's fishing buddy) and J W Jackson (Philip R. Craig's retired cop/odd job man on Martha's Vineyard and Brady's fishing buddy). Though Craig and Boyer only mention Coyne in their series, Tapply mentions both and Charlie McDevitt, whom I haven't found in a series yet! Still looking though! lol
Craig, before his death, also collaborated on three books with Tapply using both of their series characters.

Currently still reading:
The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle by Franklin House

Up next:
Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce (Audio release was last year but I like books better.)
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I've been neglecting my book postings again.

I just finished Cold Case by Kate Wilhelm.
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A very good book.

I'm currently reading
French Pressed by Cleo Coyle
The 30 Day Diabetes Miracle by Franklin House

I'm not sure what's up next. I just received a ton of books to sort through and need to rearrange my tbr stacks before I decide!
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Finished two more!

The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson is a paranormal thriller. No vampires, werewolves, or other mythological beasts, just superheroes and supervillains based on the Zodiac. Holy comic books, Batman, we've been knocked off again. A pretty good story, though a bit graphic in my view, and I'll contimue with the second one.

Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews is the latest mystery in her Meg Langslow series and just as funny as the others. Meg's asked by an old friend to babysit her 2 year old son for a little while. When morning turns to afternoon, she's wondering how long a little while actually is.

Still reading The Excalbur Alternative by David Weber.

Up next are Valor's Trial by Tanya Huff and The Taste of Night by Vicki Pettersson.
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Bound by Sally Gunning

Just finished Bound by Sally Gunning
From Publishers Weekly
In Gunning's latest colonial page-turner, seven-year-old Alice Cole travels with her family from 1756 London to the New World, dreaming of a big house in Philadelphia and a new life. Her mother and brothers die on board and are buried at sea; the ship docks in Boston rather than Philadelphia; there, her father indentures her for 11 years without a backward glance. Alice does housework for the family of Simeon Morton of Dedham, in whose house she is treated almost like a second daughter, becoming constant companion to 10-year-old Abigail, or Nabby. When Nabby marries Emery Verley of Medfield, Alice's indenture is signed over to him, but the Verley household turns out to be an abusive one. Alice flees and winds up on Satucket, Cape Cod, where Lyddie Berry, heroine of Gunning's The Widow's War, and her companion, the lawyer Eben Freeman, give her shelter and a job. Alice works hard for them, and they grow fond of her, but when Alice discovers she's pregnant, she embarks on a journey of deceit and lies, one that comes to a bitter end. Gunning weaves a horrifying, spellbinding story of colonial indenture's cruelties and a meditation on the meaning of freedom. (Apr.)
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It was an interesting book. I'm looking forward to the next one!

I'm currently reading
The Excalibur Alternative by David Weber

Next up are
The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson and
Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews
Who can you trust when you're BAIT

Susan Dunlap & Kris Neri

I finished both of those books I'd been reading on Thursday.
A Single Eye by Susan Dunlap is the first in her new mystery series.
From Booklist
Dunlap returns after a long hiatus with a new sleuth, Darcy Lott, a movie stuntwoman and Zen practitioner. She is strong but afraid of being alone in the woods. After a stunt goes wrong and sends her plummeting into a forest, her Zen master sends her to a retreat in a remote redwood forest in California to face her fear. He also wants her to deliver a message to the head of the monastery, Leo Garson-roshi. Once she arrives, she discovers that the monastery is full of secrets. A student disappeared several years ago, and everyone fears that he is dead. Leo says that he plans to leave the community after this retreat, which he dedicates to the missing student. Strange things begin to happen, and Darcy fears that Leo's life is in danger. Anthony and Macavity Award-winning author Dunlap has created an engaging new female detective. Fans of her Kiernan O'Shaughnessy series will welcome Dunlap back and eagerly await Darcy's next case. Barbara Bibel
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I am indeed looking forward to the next book, loved this one!

Revenge of the Gypsy Queen by Kris Neri is her debut novel in the Tracy Eaton mystery series.
Book Description
Families: Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em . . .
The beleaguered daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars, mystery writer Tracy Eaton is no stranger to wacky people, especially within her family. So when her sister-in-law's wedding becomes a three-ring circus, Tracy is nonplussed, even when the bride is kidnapped.
Her snoot, bickering in-laws refuse to call the police and insist on paying the ransom, but Tracy knows that if justice is gong to prevail, it will definitely need her help. Because . . . the groom is riding around in a bulletproof limo; sweet, lovable Uncle Philly -- a con artist if ever there was -- has disappeared; and there are strange happenings at the engaged couple's upscale restaurant: the Gypsy Princess. It will take all of Tracy's innate nosiness and nerve to get to the shocking truth -- and the Eaton family secret.
Another series I'm looking forward to continuing...and I already have #2 in hand!! :) A mystery author writing about a mystery author who wants to be a detective. I found it very funny though I did have the plot pretty much figured out.

I'm currently reading
In Fury Born by David Weber

Starting tomorrow
Dem Bones' Revenge by Kris Neri

Next up is Bound by Sally Gunning