Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Releases for August

It’s summer and the livin’ is easy. Even easier (and better!) with a good book.  Here are our new releases for August. And don't miss the giveaway of THE DIVA COOKS UP A STORM at the end of this post!

Vicki Delany
Blue Water Hues
Ashley Grant #2 (a Rapid Reads Novella)
Orca Books
ISBN: 978-1459818019

Paramedic Ashley Grant is settling into her new life in the Caribbean, although sometimes she still feels like a fish out of water. The ambulance is called to a fire at a prestigious resort, and Ashley recognizes the victim as a hotel chef and the cousin of her friend Darlene. When a second death occurs, the police are quick to close the case. But Darlene isn't satisfied, and she drags the unwitting Ashley into the investigation. Does this idyllic beach resort have a dark side?

Ginger Bolton
Goodbye Cruller World
Deputy Donut Mysteries #2
ISBN: 978-1496711892

Named after her beloved tabby, Deputy Donut, Emily Westhill's donut shop in small-town Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, is doing so well, she's expanding into catering weddings. But a killer is about to crash the reception . . .

Normally, Emily's eyes tend to glaze over when prospective brides go on about their wedding plans. But when the owner of the clothing shop, Dressed to Kill, asks Emily to design a donut wall for her reception, she’s immediately sweet on the idea. With the help of her father-in-law and business partner—the former police chief of Fallingbrook—she hangs the treats from dowels on the wall so guests can help themselves.

But that night, when the groom ends up on the floor with signs of poisoning, Emily suspects someone has tampered with her treats. When the groom dies, there's no way to sugarcoat it: she’s got a murder on her hands. Despite a list of suspects as long as the guest list, Emily vows to find out who created the killer confection to save her shop’s reputation and keep the bride out of handcuffs. She’ll have to move fast . . . before the poisoner takes a powder.

Connie di Marco
Tail of the Dragon
Zodiac Mysteries - Book 3
Midnight Ink
ISBN: 978-0738751061

San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought murder would be part of her practice but when her former boss and current client asks for help she agrees to go undercover at his law firm.  Three people have received death threats and the only common denominator between them is a case long settled -- the infamous Bank of San Francisco fire.  Julia’s astrological expertise provides clues but no one wants to listen.  Before she can solve the mystery, two people are dead and her own life is in danger.  Julia must unmask the killer before he, or she, takes another life.

Diane Vallere
I’m Your Venus
Sylvia Stryker Space Case #2
Polyester Press
ISBN: 9781939197504

When Sylvia Stryker boards Moon Unit 6 as uniform lieutenant, it’s with an eye on the future. After space pirates destroyed her life, the trek to Venus provides a fresh start. But when the winner of a promotional contest designed to hype the trip is found dead outside the uniform ward, sleuthing takes top priority.

The amorous effect of Venus on the already frisky passengers threaten to compromise the investigation—not to mention the victim’s secret relationship with Sylvia’s boss. Forward thinking, back channels, and distractions on the side lead Sylvia on a pulse-pounding probe that exposes a murderer along with the surprising truth about her past. 

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  1. I enjoyed reading the descriptions of these new releases. My book club is always looking for new authors and series.

  2. Great new reads!

  3. I’m looking forward to the new diva book.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  4. These new releases look wonderful. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Happy release month to Vicki, Ginger, Connie and Diane! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  6. Happy release day to all Killer Character authors. Thanks for the chance to win the latest Diva Book. aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Happy Release Day! Thanks for your captivating writing and great books. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I love the variety of covers with these books highlighted. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I love this I used to live so close to SF before moving to Iowa and your books are wonderful. Congrats on the new release and so excited to read and review! peggy clayton

  10. I would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance deniseaustin59(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Thanks for chatting about so many fun new books! Adding them to my TBR list!! ioncookbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Lots of good reads this month & I love the Domestic Diva mysteries.

  13. Looks like a great selection of new reads for August. Looking forward to a month of good reading.

  14. I am looking forward to reading some great books this month.
    Clgade at att dot net

  15. These books sound wonderful and I look forward to reading them. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

  16. Lots of new releases. Sharing it on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win. Really want to read this one. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

  17. I can't wait to read these new books. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. Adding to my wish list. Thank you for the highlights.


  19. More books to put on my wish list!

  20. Thanks for the opportunity! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  21. What a great Summer this has been reading I would love to read this. Thank you...

  22. I enjoy books by Krista Davis. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of THE DIVA COOKS UP A STORM.
    sonniperry [at] gmail [dot] com

  24. I love the Diva Books although I am way behind. This would be my chance to catch up. Thank you,

  25. This is one of the best series I've ever read. It immediately had me hooked from the beginning. I am so ready for the next book.

  26. Another great publication to add to the TBR list. Kudos. b-eyeager [at] att [dot] net