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Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Highland Earl (Lords of the Highlands, #6)

Title : The Highland Earl
Series : Lords Of The Highlands #6
Author : Amy Jarecki
Genre: Historical romance
Pages 384
Pub Date : June 26,2019
Grand Central Publishing ( Forever )
Other books in series :
Lords of the Highlands series:
The Highland Duke
The Highland Commander
The Highland Guardian

The Highland Chieftain
The Highland Renegade

With two young sons to care for and a large estate to run, John Erskine, the widowed Earl of Mar, needs to remarry as quickly as possible. And beautiful Lady Evelyn Pierrepont would be the perfect match. But there's more behind the English lass's calm demeanor than she's letting on, including a smoldering allure not even John can ignore.


Evelyn has no desire to wed the rugged Scottish earl, but at least she'll be able to continue her work as a spy-as long as her husband never finds out. Yet the more time Evelyn spends with John and his boys, the fonder she grows of their little family, and the last thing she wants to do is put them in danger. As alliances shift and enemies draw closer, soon everything they hold dear is at risk: their lands, their love, and their very lives.

My thoughts
Rating:4
Would I recommend it?yes
 Will I read any more of this series ? Yes
Would I read any thing else by this author?yes
The Highland Earl is book 6 in a series , usually it doesn't brother me if I haven't read any of the others but in this case I felt a little lost and it took me a while to get into the story , as well as to enjoy it, because I would say you differently have to read the others before this one. Other then that after I finally did get into the story I begin to like it even in joy it, the characters are both strong well and towards the end they both want the same thing, there's danger at every corner , but is their new found love and respect strong enough to survive , to find out you have to read the book.With that said I want to thank Netgalley as well as Forever for sending me a copy and letting me request it as well ,so I could read and review it in change for my honest opinion.

June Reads - total of 24 books read

Here on Spooky's Maze Of  Books your find anything from book hauls, to Netgalley reviews, to my TBRs , and my book recommends from me to you.

So when I pick books from my Netgalley TBR I use random number generator, its a fun way of picking books because I don't know what I'll get util I find the number that is picked.


Link to the random number generator I use:




Here's how I do it:

1: make a list of all your books on your TBR, or a goodreads shelf: ( Me I have a google speed sheet that has all my Netgalley TBR list it )

2: random number generator : top number is 1 bottom number is how mane books is on my list

3 : Hit the number generator as many times as you want ( me I some times it up to 5 times ) , and what ever number comes up ( write down the numbers ) those are the numbers I go look for .

4 Go to your shelf / google sheet and find the numbers ( me I high light the books with a color ) and I go and make them as reading on my Goodreads .

5: after I read one or all of them I then go and remove them from my list and add them to my Netgalley read shelf, then I just cut and past and move the un read books up to the numbers that don't have books beside them,

Now There are a few rules to this :

If a number comes up and its part of a series I'll do this:

1: if its lets say book  in a series and its the only one I have then I'll read it

2: if its a book in a series and I have at least read book 1 then I'll pick up the next book in the series and put back on my TBR the one that came up

or 3 if its a  series I have and I haven't start it then I'll pick up the first book and read it , and leave the one that came up on my TBR,


Now on to June's TBR  ( some will be the same and others with be different) plus I'm also doing a book bingo in one of my goodreads groups so that book is picked every Tuesday

random number called :

Total books read in June  is 24
To see a better  picture of them all you can find them as well:
https://spookysmaze.blogspot.com/2019/06/books-read-in-june-2019.html?m=1



Justified Jay Crownover

Title :Justified
Author:Jay Crownover
Series:Loveless, Texas #1
Pages:432
Genre: Romance
Pub Date:June 23,2019
Grand Central Publishing (Forever)


Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he's determined to do everything by the book--until he's called to Aspen Barlow's office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn't the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge...

Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she'll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there's a thin line between love and hate... because there's nothing Case wouldn't do to keep her safe.

My thoughts
Rating: 5
Would I recommend it: yes
Will I read more of this series? Yes
Will I read more by this author: yes
this is my first time reading anything by this author and I have to say she didn't let me down , I loved how the two many characters went from  enemies to lovers , and how they started out trusting one other , there was times it did make me laugh , and it also made me get made , but not at Case or Aspen, you could almost feel what they was feeling for each other as well as Case pain when he loses the custody of his son, and you can see how much Case and his son loves each other as well as the rest of Case's family (his sister and brother ), there was some characters I couldn't stand or even like but as for Case and Aspen I loved them , it brings to live that things like this can and does happen in real life , so that's another thing I loved about this book, with that said I want to thank Netgalley as well as Forever for sending me and letting me request a copy of it to read and review ,because I loved it and can't wait to read more of this series, .

Friday, June 28, 2019

Death at Ivy House Betty Rowlands

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Title: Death at Ivy House
Series: Sukey Renolds #5
Author: Betty Rowlands
A quaint cottage in a pretty Victorian terrace with a neatly tended garden stands quiet and still… but inside the bedroom a woman lies dead upon the floor.

Sukey Reynolds is enjoying a quiet period at work, taking time to get her garden in hand, catch up on some cooking and spend time with her son. Murder is the last thing on her mind…

But when she is called to the charming Ivy House to photograph the dead body of a young woman, Sukey feels compelled to drop everything and do all she can to shed light on this baffling mystery. And whilst collecting evidence at a nearby hotel which had break-in around the same time as the murder, she starts to wonder if the two cases might be linked.

The manager just happened to let slip that one of her guests went white as a sheet after reading about the death and disappeared shortly afterwards. The very same guest whose room was broken into… Sukey has a shrewd suspicion about who this man might be, and she fears he too could be in danger.

Although she voices her theories, her detective colleagues are in no mood for any more of her amateur sleuthing. Sukey realises that if she wants to pursue her lead, she’ll have to do it alone. When Sukey agrees to a secret meeting by a remote river, has she made a terrible mistake? Has the killer lured her into the woods and into a trap?

 My Thoughts
 Rating: 4.5
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read the rest of the series? yes ( in fact I've all ready read books 1-6 ) 
Would I read anything else by this author? maybe
Once again Sukey's in the middle of things and their not good,  especially since it looks like the case maybe linked to the mob , and can she truest the person she's to meet in a secret meeting or is this the killer waiting to end her life, the more she finds out the more things are not what they seem to be , this story just like the others had me reading it to the very last page , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read it and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Death at Burwell Farm

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Death At Burwell Farm
Sukey Reynolds #4
Betty Rowlands
Cozy mystery
A rambling old house, surrounded by a gorgeous rose garden with an elegant fountain, looks too perfect to be true. But could this beautiful place be the link between a string of peculiar deaths? 

Sukey Reynolds is photographing the scene of a burglary at Burwell Farm for the police, when she finds herself drawn to the crumbling building and peaceful surroundings. Burwell Farm doesn’t grow crops or raise animals, but as a retreat, the owners do make some extraordinary claims about healing the soul… 

But before Sukey can get too intrigued, she’s called to another break-in at the house of a young widow, whose husband spent a great deal of time at… Burwell Farm. Sukey starts to wonder if there is something more sinister going on behind the perfectly manicured lawns… 

After her police colleagues refuse to take her suspicions seriously, Sukey decides the time has come to do some sleuthing on her own. But who is the thorn in the rose garden? Is it the beautiful receptionist, the gardener with a secret to hide, or perhaps the leader who inspires such devotion? 

Then someone is murdered in the garden of Burwell Farm while she is there and Sukey realises she has landed herself in deep water. Can Sukey solve the mystery that has blighted this stunning house? And can she catch the killer before they turn on her? 

My thoughts
Rating: 4.5
Would I recommend it? yes
Would I read the rest of the series? yes in fact I've all ready read books 1-6 thanks to Netgalley
Would I read anything else by this author? maybe
Note: book was previously published as Touch Me Not
Wow this one offers up the question was it apparent suicide, a suspicious death and or murder.And its up to Sukey to find out which one it was or if it was all 3, and just like the others I could't put it down , so set back and watch as the story comes to life and enjoy the show , as of to date I've already ready books 1-6 ,and I can't wait to read more of this series and see what happens . With that said I want to say thank.you.to Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Netgalley Book Haul for June

The Girl in the Grave (Beth Adams Book 1) Helen Phifer

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Title: The Girl In the Grave
Series: Beth Adams Book 1
Helen Phifer
Silence falls as the coffin is lifted out of the ground, yesterday’s rain cascading from it like a waterfall. Glancing into what should have been an empty grave, everyone gasps at the sight of blueish-white fingers exposed in the soil below...

When the body of a teenage runaway is found hidden inside someone else’s grave in a small-town cemetery in The Lake District, an urgent call is made to Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams. Still traumatised by a recent attempt on her own life, one look at the beautiful girl’s broken body is enough to bring Beth out of hiding for the first time since her attack. She’s the only one who can help her trusted friend, Detective Josh Walker, crack the most shocking case of his career.

Beth struggles to believe it’s a coincidence that the gravesite was scheduled to be exhumed, exposing the evidence. Does this twisted killer want to be caught?

Throwing herself into her work Beth discovers traces of material beneath the victim’s fingernails that sets the team on the killer’s trail. But this critical lead comes at a dangerous price, exposing Beth’s whereabouts and dragging her back into her attacker’s line of fire once again.

With Beth’s own life on the line, the investigation is already cracking under the pressure. Then another local girl goes missing… Can Beth stay alive long enough to catch the killer before he claims his next victim?

My thoughts
rating 4.5
I loved it and can't wait to read more of this series, loved the characters Beth , and how no matter what had happen to her in the past , she was going to live her life , yes it mad her scared and not trust people as much but towards the end she over came that, other thing I loved about this book was how it mentioned a book called the Collector by John Fowles , to find out how this book ties in to the story , your just going to have to read it for yourself . with that said I would Love to say thank you to Netgalley for letting me read it and review it.

Death on a Summer Morning Betty Rowlands



Title: Death On Summer Morining
Series: Sukey Reynolds #6
Authur: Betty Rowlands
A handsome house sits proudly next to a luscious lawn, where birds sing in the cherry tree. But on this summer morning, the birds have taken flight and the owner of the house lies too still to be asleep…
Sukey Reynolds is delighted that summer has arrived. Her garden is in glorious form, and the long, warm days give her a chance to enjoy the countryside, and even play a bit of tennis. The only digging she plans to do is in her flowerbeds.
But then Sukey is called to photograph the scene of what appears to be a tragic accident. Arthur Soames, a retired school teacher, fell to his death from the ornate iron staircase above his perfectly manicured lawn. But when the police notify his family, they are adamant that this is no accident…
Is this summer’s day turning out to be curiously chilly?
When Arthur’s daughter won’t leave the police in peace, Sukey reluctantly agrees to help put her mind to rest. As she starts to poke about in the dead man’s past, she realises he was keeping secrets, and several people might well have wanted him dead. But who would resort to murder? Could it have been Arthur’s enchanting fiancée, a sullen ex-student or maybe a nettled neighbour?
An old address written on a small piece of paper is the clue that Sukey needs, but can she convince her police colleagues that this death on a summer morning was no accident and solve this baffling mystery at last?
If you love cozy mysteries by P.D. James, Agatha Christie or Faith Martin, then this addictive novel from the bestselling queen of cozy crime will have you hooked!
(This book was previously published as Deadly Obsession.)

My thoughts
Rating: 4.5
this one had a lot of twist and tuners in it because at first you didn't know who was telling the truth and who wasn't , plus there seemed to be a lot of lies that was told , and dark secrets that was kept , which came out in the open , once again I can't wait to read more of this series since I've already have read books 1-6 , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read it and review it . 

Jackson

Emily March Blogger Q&A JACKSON

1. You wrote a book! That’s pretty awesome. Why don’t you tell us a bit about what inspired
Jackson and the rest of the books in the Eternity Springs world?

The saying “Write what you know” says it all in my case. I’m a small-town girl and my family
and friendships are center to my world. I write about love and family and friendships. I have
roots in both the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Hill Country, so it was natural for me to set
Eternity Springs and Redemption there. The idea for JACKSON grew out of my interest in the
music currently being written and performed in Texas. I’ve always thought singer/songwriters
are romantic figures so I was excited to create a hero with this background. Unfortunately, I’m
not a musician and I’m definitely not a singer, but I am creative so it was fun for me to explore
that aspect of a character.
2. Introduce us to your main character!
Okay. Well, Americana singer/songwriter Jackson McBride is a bit damaged when the book
begins. His famous, talented and wealthy ex has won a custody battle that severely limits his
access to his six-year-old daughter, so Jackson goes home to the Texas Hill Country to nurse his
broken heart. He finds solace in Enchanted Canyon hiking the trails with the dog he rescues and
working to bring a historic dance hall back to life. The last thing he expects is to find love again
with a woman whose heart is as battered as his own.
3. Walk us through a day in the life of Emily March.
Ready to be bored? Now that my daughter’s and niece’s weddings are behind me—they
consumed me for months—I’m boring and happy about it. I split my time between Fort Worth
where we have a condo downtown in a 1930’s passenger train station and our lake house in the
Texas Hill Country. I recently gave up my office in town because I’m spending more and more
time at the lake. My husband also offices out of our condo, so on days when we are both working
in town, I’ve started riding the new TexRail train that runs from our building to DFW airport. It’s
quiet and comfortable and I don’t have Internet to distract me. And at $5 a day, it’s much
cheaper than office rent. :) When I’m at the lake I’m either working or doing yard work. My new
favorite toy is my power washer.
4. Lots of aspiring authors out there. Any advice for them?
I’ve always thought that one of the most important things you can do for your writing is to read.
And read. And read some more. Read across genres. You absorb so much about pacing and
plotting and character development when you read. Plus, you get to READ! :)
5. How is the Jackson trilogy different than your other series?

I don’t think it’s necessarily different from the rest of the Eternity Springs series. I write about
love and family and friendship—that doesn’t change. Readers will still see old friends from
Eternity Springs and a few scenes in JACKSON are set in Colorado. What’s new is we get to
spend some time in the Texas Hill Country and meet a few new characters—Celeste’s cousin,
Angelica, for example.
6. I know asking someone’s all-time favorite book is a loaded question so what’s your current
favorite read?
I’m a big fan of Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series and I’m reading her latest right now,
STORM CURSED.
7. Alright, the ultimate question: why should we read your book?
My goals as a writer are to touch a reader’s heart, to entertain her and make her laugh, to maybe
cry a little and sigh with satisfaction upon reaching the end. With JACKSON, I believe I’ve
achieved those goals.
8. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Family. Family. Family. :)
9. What is your most embarrassing memory?
Walking out of the junior high school cafeteria in seventh grade, not realizing that my very short
dress—it was the 70’s—had gotten hung up in my underwear and I inadvertently flashed my rear
end to the entire cafeteria—including the tables where the football players sat. Thinking about it
even today gives me the hives.
10. Favorite quote or scene you wrote in JACKSON?
I love the ending. Jackson is a songwriter who has lost his music and when he finds it
again…the song he sings to Caroline…just makes me melt.
11. What is one piece of advice you would tell everyone?
Call your mother.
12. What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always loved to read, so that is part of it, but my father was my primary inspiration. He was
a fabulous storyteller. I grew up sitting at his feet and listening to him tell stories about his youth
and his experiences in Europe during World War II. Listening to him tell his stories was my
favorite thing to do. I didn’t inherit his talent for verbal storytelling, but I think I learned from
him how to tell a good story on the page.

13. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or habits?
Like I mentioned before, I’m pretty boring. My perks and habits are always evolving. The train
writing thing is new for me. I usually write on a laptop and edit on a desktop. I listen to movie
soundtracks when I write and always finish a book with The Last of the Mohicans.
14. What has been one of the most surprising things you’ve learned as a published author
I’m always a little surprised and honored that readers are excited to meet me. Like I said…I’m a
boring person.
15. What is your favorite state to visit? Colorado, of course, because I must keep returning to
Eternity Springs. :)
16. What are hobbies or interests do you have?
We are lake people, so I love waterskiing and boating and fishing. As I write this we’ve just
finished Memorial Day weekend at the lake, so I sort of feel like chief cook and sheet-and-towel
washer, too. I love, love, love hosting big holiday gatherings of family and friends at the lake
house, but I will admit I do tire of the mountain of laundry in the aftermath.
17. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next after this for you writing wise?
I’m writing Tucker’s story. Fun fact for this—as part of my research I attended a survivalist
training school for a weekend. I searched long and hard to find one where I could return to town
to spend the night in a comfy hotel rather than sleep on the ground—I’m only willing to go so far
for my art. I did learn to start a friction fire, though, something I’me VERY proud of. :)
18. How can readers connect with you online?
My website is www.emilymarch.com. I’m active on Facebook. My Facebook page is
www.facebook.com/emilymarchbooks. You can also reach me by email at
emily@emilymarch.com.


Synopsis:
From New York Times bestselling author Emily March comes Jackson, the newest novel in the critically
acclaimed Eternity Springs series.
Sometimes it takes a new beginning
Caroline Carruthers thinks she buried her dreams along with the love of her life…until a stranger named
Celeste dares her to chase a dream all on her own. Moving to Redemption, Texas, is chapter one in
Caroline’s new life story. Opening a bookstore is the next. Finding love is the last thing on her mind as
she settles into this new place called home. But when she meets a handsome, soulful man who’s also
starting over, all bets are off.
to reach a happily-ever-after
Jackson McBride came to Redemption looking only to find himself, not someone to love. Ever since his
marriage ended, he’s been bitter. Sure, he used to believe in love—he even has the old song lyrics to
prove it—but the Jackson of today is all business. That is, until a beautiful young widow who’s moved to
town inspires a change of heart. Could it be that the myth of Redemption’s healing magic is true…and
Jackson and Caroline can find a second chance at a happy ending after all?

Author Bio:
Emily March is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the heartwarming Eternity
Springs series. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe
for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.

Buy-Book Link:
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250314918

Chapter One Excerpt

Nashville, Tennessee
Bang. The judge’s gavel fell and officially crushed Jackson McBride’s heart. He closed his eyes. Bleak
despair washed over him. Up until this very moment, he hadn’t believed she’d take it this far.
He’d thought she’d come to her senses. He’d thought she would recognize that this proposal
was not only nonsense, but truly insane. He’d believed that somewhere deep inside of her, she still had
a spark of humanity. That she wouldn’t do this to him. To them. He’d been wrong.
Damn her. Damn her and the yes-men she surrounded herself with. Damn them all to hell and back.
The enormity of what had just happened washed over him. Oh, God, how will
I survive this?
On the heels of his anguish came the rage. It erupted hot as lava, and it fired his blood and
blurred his vision with a red haze of fury. He’d never hit a woman in his life. Never come close, despite
plenty of provocation from her direction. In that moment had she been within reach, he might have
lived up her accusations.
It scared the crap out of him. That’s what she’s brought me to.
Abruptly, he shoved back his chair so hard that it teetered, almost falling over. He strode toward
the courtroom exit. “Jackson? Jackson, wait!” his attorney called, hurrying after him.
Jackson waved her off and didn’t stop. There was nothing left to be said. Nothing left to be
done. No place left to go.
No little girl waiting at home to hug and cuddle and kiss good night.
The tap on the toes of Jackson’s boots clacked against the tile floor of the courthouse as his
long-legged strides ate up the hallway. He shunned the elevator for the stairs and descended three
flights at a rapid pace, then headed for the building’s exit. In a foolish bit of positive thinking, he’d driven
his SUV to the courthouse this morning. Now the sight of the safety booster seat in the back seat made
him want to kick a rock into next week.
He didn’t want to go home to a quiet, empty house. He shouldn’t go to a bar. Alcohol on top of
his current mood could be a dangerous combination. Somebody probably would get hurt.
He got into the car and started the engine. For a long moment he sat unmoving, staring blindly
through the windshield, his hands squeezing the steering wheel so hard that it should have cracked.
When his phone rang, he ignored it.
A couple of minutes later, it rang a second time. Again, he ignored it. When it happened a third
time, he finally glanced at the display to see who was calling. His cousin. Okay, maybe he would answer
it.
“Hello, Boone.”
“How did the hearing go?”
Jackson couldn’t speak past the lump in his throat, so he said nothing.
Following a moment’s silence, Boone got the message. He muttered a curse, and then said, “I’m
sorry, man. So damn sorry.”
“Well, it is what it is.”
“You can take another run at it.”

“Yeah.” In three years. Three years. Might as well be three decades. He cleared his throat and
changed the subject. “So, how are things in Eternity Springs?”
“Good. They’re good. My friend Celeste Blessing visited my office a few minutes ago and spoke
of her granite-headed cousin. Naturally, I thought of you.”
“Naturally,” Jackson dryly replied. But he felt a little less alone.
“Do you have plans this weekend? I could use your help with something.”
Pretty convenient timing. Knowing Boone, he had a spy in the courtroom. But Jackson wasn’t in
the position to ignore the bone he’d been thrown. “I’m free. Whatcha got?”
“I’d like you to meet me at home.”
Jackson straightened in surprise. “You’re going back to the ranch?”
“No. Not there. I’m never going back there. However, I am talking about Texas. The Hill Country
in particular. A little town west of Austin called Redemption.”
“Redemption, Texas?” Jackson repeated. For some weird reason, his heart gave a little skip.
“Why there?”
“It’s a long story. Too long for a phone call. I’ll give you the entire skinny when I see you. When
can you get there?”
After today’s debacle, Jackson had absolutely no reason to remain in Nashville. “When do you
want me there?”
“I’ll be in later today. I’m in Austin now. I’ve been helping a friend with a project. I have a flight
back to Colorado Sunday evening. The earlier you can get here the better, but I’ll make anything work.”
Jackson figured the distance and the drive time. “I’ll meet you tomorrow afternoon. Where?”
“Great. I’ll text you the info when we hang up. Bring camping gear.”
When a sound behind him had Jackson glancing up into the rearview mirror and the booster
seat caught his notice, he made an instant decision. “Can’t. I’ll be on my bike.”
“You’re gonna ride your motorcycle all the way from Nashville?”
“Yes, I think I am.”
“Okay. I’ll bring stuff for both of us.” Boone hesitated a moment and added, “Hang in there,
Jackson. It’ll get better.”
No, I don’t think it will. “I’ll see you tomorrow.”
Jackson ended the call and finally put his SUV in gear and backed out of the parking place. With
the distraction of the call behind him, fury returned, and by the time he reached home, he felt like a
volcano about to explode.
He threw a handful of things into his tail bag, filled his wallet with cash from his stash, and ten
minutes after his arrival, he fired up his bike and took his broken heart and headed out of Nashville. He
left behind his home, his work, and his one reason for living, his six-year-old daughter, Haley.

From Jackson. Copyright © 2019 by Emily March and reprinted with permission from St.
Martin’s Paperbacks.

My thought: 
Rating:4
Would I recommend it? yes
Would I read anything else by this author? maybe
Will I go on with this series?yes
This is my first book by this author and I can see why a lot of people like her work ,because this one was a slow burning romance , while they both felt the heat towards each other , they was both scared to make a move , and scared to trust their feelings once more, I liked how they took their time been friends before moving towards a relationship. With that said I would like to thank Netgalley and the Publisher for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Murder by the Minster

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Title: Murder By the Minster
Series:Kitt Hartley #1
Author: Helen Cox
Genre: mystery
July 1,2019

Meet Kitt Hartley: librarian, trilby-wearer, taker of no nonsense... detective?
It's a perfectly normal day for Kitt Hartley at her job at the University of the Vale of York library, until Detective Inspector Halloran arrives at her desk to tell her that her best friend, Evie Bowes, is under suspicion of murder. Evie's ex-boyfriend Owen has been found dead - with a fountain pen stabbed through his heart - and all the evidence points to her.
Kitt knows there is no way Evie could murder anyone - let alone Owen, who she adored. Horrified that the police could have got it so wrong, Kitt decides there's only one thing to do: she's going to investigate Owen's murder herself. She's read hundreds of mystery novels - how hard can it be?
With the help of her assistant Grace, and the occasional hindrance of the library's eccentric regulars, Kitt summons up all her investigative powers (absorbed over years of reading everything from Agatha Christie to Ian Rankin) and gets to work.
She soon discovers that down the quaint streets and snickelways of York lie darker doings than she'd ever dreamed, but she needs to watch her step: the murderer is watching her. And they haven't finished killing yet..

My thoughts
rating: 3.5
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read more of this series? yes
Would I read more by this author? yes
Its kind of slow going though out the story , then it picks up and then it goes back to been slow , I do have to say that the author knows how to make the story come to life as well as the characters and the places , but there was one thing I didn't really like and that was how the main character acted at times though out the book , she came off a bit rude as well as insulting . With that said I want to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it .

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Death at Beacon Cottage


Title:Death At Beacon Cottage
Previously as Copycat
Series: Sukey Reynolds Mystery book 3
Author: Betty Rowlands
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Genre: Cozy mystery
Pages
Jun 4 ,2019

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Seal Wolf Surrender


Title : Sea Wolf Surrender

Series: Seal Wolf #6

Author: Terry Spear

Genre:  Fantasy Romance

Pages: 352

May 28,2019

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Netgalley ARC



SEAL Wolf Series:

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing (Book 1)

A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Book 2)

SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)

SEAL Wolf In Too Deep (Book 4)

SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)

SEAL Wolf Surrender (Book 6)


For a shifter with no interest in she-wolves...he sure is territorial.



Wolf shifter and former Navy SEAL Brock Greystoke isn't interested in she-wolves. The last one in his life ambushed him with the intent to kill. So when he's tasked with helping his cousin's friend get to a wedding, he has no intention of getting involved with her...



She-wolf Natalie Silverton has inadvertently crossed a group of dangerous criminals, and she's in dire need of a bodyguard. Good thing Brock is there to protect her. At every turn, their work--and play--brings them closer to catching the criminals and to each other, but Brock will have to get them out of this alive if he has any hope of winning Natalie's heart.


My thoughts

rating: 4.5

Would I recommend it? yes

 Will I read the rest of the series:  yes  - in fact I've all ready read the first book and own it as a kindle book and can't wait to read the rest of the series

Will I read any thing by this author: yes

What's not to love about a romance that has werewolves as navy seals and that they find their one true love in strong women that are made for them and are wolves just like them, even though I'm reading this series out of order , in fact the only other one I've read is book 1 I didn't have any trouble getting in to the story at all , in fact I would say that these types of romance are more of a guilty type of read for me , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it .

Friday, June 21, 2019

Books Read In June 2019

Here on Spooky's Maze Of  Books your find anything from book hauls, to Netgalley reviews, to my TBRs , and my book recommends from me to you.
So when I pick books from my Netgalley TBR I use random number generator, its a fun way of picking books because I don't know what I'll get util I find the number that is picked.

Link to the random number generator I use:

Here's how I do it: 
1: make a list of all your books on your TBR, or a goodreads shelf: ( Me I have a google speed sheet that has all my Netgalley TBR list it )
2: random number generator : top number is 1 bottom number is how mane books is on my list
3 : Hit the number generator as many times as you want ( me I some times it up to 5 times ) , and what ever number comes up ( write down the numbers ) those are the numbers I go look for .
4 Go to your shelf / google sheet and find the numbers ( me I high light the books with a color ) and I go and make them as reading on my Goodreads .
5: after I read one or all of them I then go and remove them from my list and add them to my Netgalley read shelf, then I just cut and past and move the un read books up to the numbers that don't have books beside them,
Now There are a few rules to this :
If a number comes up and its part of a series I'll do this:
1: if its lets say book  in a series and its the only one I have then I'll read it 
2: if its a book in a series and I have at least read book 1 then I'll pick up the next book in the series and put back on my TBR the one that came up
or 3 if its a  series I have and I haven't start it then I'll pick up the first book and read it , and leave the one that came up on my TBR,

Now on to June's TBR  ( some will be the same and others with be different) plus I'm also doing a book bingo in one of my goodreads groups so that book is picked every Tuesday
random number called : 
Total books read in June 24




Note some of these will go right into July ,just listing them. Read
The Scottish Rogue by Heather McCollumThe Wicked Viscount by Heather McCollum Barefoot Beach (Harmony Harbor) by Debbie Mason Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love, #1) by Melonie JohnsonThe Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires, #1) by Jeffe KennedyThe Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy #1) by Tarn RichardsonDeath at Hazel House (Sukey Reynolds, #1) by Betty RowlandsThe Christmasaurus by Tom FletcherThe Starter Wife by Nina LaurinDeath at Dearley Manor (Sukey Reynolds #2) by Betty RowlandsThe Victim by G.D. SandersFor His Pleasure by Shelly BellNew Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle by Liz EelesA Promise to the Dead (Detectives King and Lane, #4) by Victoria Jenkins SEAL Wolf Surrender by Terry SpearDeath at Beacon Cottage by Betty RowlandsMurder by the Minster Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries 1 (The Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries) by Helen CoxThe Highland Earl (Lords of the Highlands, #6) by Amy JareckiDeath at Burwell Farm (Sukey Reynolds, #4) by Betty RowlandsJustified / It's All About That Cowboy (Loveless, Texas #1) by Jay CrownoverDeath on a Summer Morning An absolutely gripping cozy mystery novel (A Sukey Reynolds Mystery Book 6) by Betty RowlandsThe Dirty Work (Sukey Reynolds, #5) by Betty RowlandsThe Girl in the Grave by Helen Phifer
 Breakout by A.M. Rose 


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Promise To the Dead


Title :A Promise to the Dead
Series: Detectives King & Lane book 4
Author : Victoria Jenkins
Bookouture
Genre: Mystery
Jan 21 2019
Pages:

Description

New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle

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Title: New Start and Cherry Tarts at the Cozy Kettle
Series: Cosy Kettle #1
Author: Liz Eeles
pages:284
Genre: romance
Bookouture
March 12,2019

After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledging business she’s built. 

But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest… 

As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved. 

Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle? 

My thoughts
rating: 3.4
Would I recommend it: yes
Will I read more of the series: yes
Would I read anything else by this author: maybe
Its a slow cozy type romance that you can get lost in to , and the characters are like able , some are more memorable then others , with that said I want to thank netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Update to June Reading

Here on Spooky's Maze Of  Books your find anything from book hauls, to Netgalley reviews, to my TBRs , and my book recommends from me to you.
So when I pick books from my Netgalley TBR I use random number generator, its a fun way of picking books because I don't know what I'll get util I find the number that is picked.

Link to the random number generator I use:

Here's how I do it: 
1: make a list of all your books on your TBR, or a goodreads shelf: ( Me I have a google speed sheet that has all my Netgalley TBR list it )
2: random number generator : top number is 1 bottom number is how mane books is on my list
3 : Hit the number generator as many times as you want ( me I some times it up to 5 times ) , and what ever number comes up ( write down the numbers ) those are the numbers I go look for .
4 Go to your shelf / google sheet and find the numbers ( me I high light the books with a color ) and I go and make them as reading on my Goodreads .
5: after I read one or all of them I then go and remove them from my list and add them to my Netgalley read shelf, then I just cut and past and move the un read books up to the numbers that don't have books beside them,
Now There are a few rules to this :
If a number comes up and its part of a series I'll do this:
1: if its lets say book  in a series and its the only one I have then I'll read it 
2: if its a book in a series and I have at least read book 1 then I'll pick up the next book in the series and put back on my TBR the one that came up
or 3 if its a  series I have and I haven't start it then I'll pick up the first book and read it , and leave the one that came up on my TBR,

Now on to June's TBR  ( some will be the same and others with be different) plus I'm also doing a book bingo in one of my goodreads groups so that book is picked every Tuesday
random number called : 
Currently reading
  

   SEAL Wolf Surrender by Terry Spear Death at Beacon Cottage by Betty RowlandsA Promise to the Dead (Detectives King and Lane, #4) by Victoria Jenkins

Series: Sukey Reynolds Mystery 

 
  Death at Burwell Farm (Sukey Reynolds, #4) by Betty Rowlands The Dirty Work (Sukey Reynolds, #5) by Betty Rowlands

Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries 

Murder by the Minster Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries 1 (The Kitt Hartley Yorkshire Mysteries) by Helen Cox
Forever Romance
 The Highland Earl (Lords of the Highlands, #6) by Amy Jarecki Justified (Loveless, Texas, #1) by Jay Crownover The Last True Cowboy (Chestnut Creek, #1) by Laura Drake




Romanceathon June 17-23
Soul Keeper (Brotherhood of Shadows #1) by Cathryn Marr The Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken   The Sheikha’s Unexpected Protector by Leslie North Winter by M. Raiya The Luck of the Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses #3) by Janna MacGregor


Read
The Scottish Rogue (The Campbells #1) by Heather McCollum The Wicked Viscount by Heather McCollum Breakout by A.M. Rose Barefoot Beach (Harmony Harbor #8) by Debbie Mason Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love, #1) by Melonie Johnson The Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy #1) by Tarn Richardson The Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires, #1) by Jeffe Kennedy Death at Hazel House (Sukey Reynolds, #1) by Betty Rowlands The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher The Victim by G.D. SandersDeath at Dearley Manor (Sukey Reynolds #2) by Betty Rowlands For His Pleasure by Shelly Bell New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle (Cosy Kettle, #1) by Liz Eeles

DNF
 Breakout by A.M. Rose 

Book Bingo
shelf called : Historical fiction
The Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy #1) by Tarn Richardson

Tuesday 11 th
shelf called

2nd shelf : Disability
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher


Tuesday 18:
Shelf called: Fantasy/UF/PNP
Book: SEAL Wolf Surrender by Terry Spear