Saturday, December 10, 2016


OFFED Stage Left
Joanne Sydney Lessner

There’s one role you don’t want a callback for: Prime Suspect.

Offed Stage Left (Isobel Spice Mysteries) 
(Volume 4)
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Dulcet Press (October 27, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0998133201
E-Book ASIN: B01M3R8OD6

Aspiring actress Isobel Spice lands her first regional theater job, playing a supporting role and understudying the lead in Sousacal: The Life and Times of John Philip Sousa. A series of minor backstage accidents culminates in the suspicious death of the leading lady on opening night. When Isobel takes over the role, her mastery of the material makes her more suspect than savior, and she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the identity of the murderer—before he or she strikes again.

Writer, singer, and actor Joanne Sydney Lessner draws on her own experiences pursuing a performing career in New York City for her acclaimed Isobel Spice Mysteries: THE TEMPORARY DETECTIVEBAD PUBLICITYAND JUSTICE FOR SOME, and OFFED STAGE LEFT
With humor and a bit of romance, Isobel juggles auditions and temp jobs, solving murders along the way, while Joanne’s inside knowledge provides a window into the realities of breaking into show business (as well as a forum to share every humiliating audition experience she and her friends ever had.) 
Joanne’s debut novel, PANDORA’S BOTTLE, was inspired by the true story of the world’s most expensive bottle of wine and was named one of the top five books of 2010 by Paperback Dolls. 
With her husband, composer/conductor Joshua Rosenblum, she has co-authored several musicals, including the cult hit FERMAT’S LAST TANGO and EINSTEIN’S DREAMS, based on the celebrated novel by Alan Lightman. 
Her play, CRITICAL MASS, received its Off Broadway premiere in October 2010. Joanne is also a regular contributor to OPERA NEWS and a graduate of Yale University.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Surprise on MacLean Mountain

Christmas Surprise on MacLean Mountain
A Sweet Holiday Romance
Randi Alexander
Doctor Booker MacLean is shocked when his estranged wife calls and asks to talk to him in person. Is Sybil back to finally ask for a divorce? Three days before Christmas? He hardens himself for the blow that’s sure to come. Sybil MacLean has been gone from MacLean Mountain and from her husband for seven long months, and now she’s back to admit that leaving was a terrible mistake. She has a secret, but won’t share it with Booker unless he forgives her and takes her back first.
 As a powerful blizzard moves into the Colorado Rockies and Sybil and Booker are stranded together atop MacLean Mountain, will his fierce pride and her need for his understanding keep them from spending Christmas with the one they love most?

 Sybil kicked off her non-skid-soled winter boots and glanced around. It looked exactly the same. The pine floors and big, thick rugs, heavy trim around the windows and on the high ceilings, and the overstuffed rustic furniture they’d picked out together. Was that just a year and a half ago?
Walking past the huge stone fireplace, she stepped into her kitchen. Tall moss-green cabinets and stainless appliances, neat as a surgery suite, and not a thing moved from when she’d been here. Even the pictures and coupons held on the refrigerator by magnets were the same.
 Booker came in carrying her bags and she walked through the living room to the small powder room and closed the door. In the mirror, her reflection showed a mess of snarled hair and pink cheeks, but she felt revitalized. How many times had she dreamed of being here with Booker again?
Sybil found her hairbrush in the same drawer she’d left it in seven months ago. That was a good sign. He hadn’t packed up all her things and stored them in the barn. Or burned them in a fire aimed at cleansing his life of her. She would take this opportunity to prove to Booker she really did trust him, and wanted to make their marriage work.
Brushing her hair, she said a small prayer, just needing to know she had some divine backup for her plan. When she stepped into the living room, she spotted him sitting on his heels, his feet in the gray wool socks he wore in the winter, putting logs into the fireplace onto an already-burning fire.
 “That was fast.” She sidled up to him, holding out her hands to warm them. He stood and turned to face her, his silvery eyes catching the glow of the flames.
 Looking up at him, she wanted so badly to put her hands on his chest, let him pull her into his arms, pick her up and carry her to the soft couch the way they always had. Snuggle together and make love, nap and start all over again, all night long. That wasn’t what was going to happen now. She dropped her hands to her sides.
“I guess now is the time to talk.”
 “Uh huh.” He gestured toward the two light-brown leather chairs on one side of the couch.
 “Can I get you something to eat? Some water or tea?” The offer shocked her out of her cozy mood. He was treating her like a guest, not like the woman of the house.
 “Just water, please.” If that was how he wanted to do this, she’d accommodate him. Walking to the chairs, she sat and tucked her legs up under her, waiting for him to serve her. It took him a second to get moving, and he brought back two glasses of water. He’d used the hand-blown glasses they’d gotten from his uncle for their wedding. Lord, the memories in this place. How had she ever found the fortitude to leave her home? And how would she be able to leave again if he didn’t come around to her point of view and let her stay?
 “Why didn’t you tell me, Sybil?”
He sat, his eyes showing his concern.

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 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander knows a modern woman dreams of an alpha cowboy who takes the reins, and guarantees they’re rode hard and put up satisfied. Published with Cleis Press, Wild Rose Press, and self-published, Randi writes smokin' hot romance with heroes who'll have you begging to ride off into the sunset with them. When she's not dreaming of, or writing about, rugged cowboys, Randi is biking trails along remote rivers, snorkeling the Gulf of Mexico, or practicing her drumming in hopes of someday forming a tropical rock-band. Forever an adventurous spirit with a naughty imagination, Randi is also family oriented and married to the best guy in the world, her own cowboy, Kick. Give in to the allure of erotic passion, strong but vulnerable heroines, and irresistibly seductive cowboys, as Randi's emotional love stories sweep you off your feet and leave you breathless with passion. Saddle up! And prepare yourself for the sexier side of happily ever after. Randi Alexander loves to connect with her readers!

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Legacy of Luck (Druid's Brooch Series, #3)
Christy Nicholas
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Irish Traveler Éamonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father. Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.

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Get Me To The Grave On Time

Get Me To The Grave On Time
(The Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins Mysteries)
Publisher: Grainger Press (November 15, 2016)
Print Length: 274 pages

Although Eliza still refuses to marry Freddy Eynsford Hill, everyone around her seems headed for the altar. Not only is her cousin Inspector Jack Shaw about to wed his sweetheart, but Freddy’s younger sister Clara is engaged, along with the niece of Henry Higgins. Another blushing bride is the sixty-year-old Duchess of Carbrey, who plans to marry a handsome fellow half her age. But when the groom is found dead, a jealous mistress is blamed for the murder. However, the death may also be connected to the stolen treasure of an Indian temple.
Disaster strikes next at Jack and Sybil’s wedding. Soon after, the wedding reception of Higgins’s niece takes a lethal turn. Someone is targeting bridegrooms, and the wedding of Freddy’s sister is next. Before another bridal bouquet is tossed, Higgins and Eliza must track down the killer. Otherwise, Clara’s bridegroom – and perhaps the bride herself – may be murdered before they can get to the church on time.

Four weddings and how many will end up with funerals? Someone seems to be targeting the happy couples! Can Eliza and Henry figure it out before things come even closer to home?

If you appreciate opulent weddings plus both customs and a bit of political tampering, some treasure hunting and dysfunctional family get-togethers, you'll have a blast with this series.
Might we find a partridge in a Christmas pear tree?

You can read this book as a stand alone but you'll find yourself wanting to follow the adventures of these remarkable characters.

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D.E. Ireland is a team of award-winning authors, Meg Mims and Sharon Pisacreta. Long time friends, they decided to collaborate on this unique series based on George Bernard Shaw’s wonderfully witty play, Pygmalion. While they admit the lovely film My Fair Lady and its soundtrack proved to be inspiring, they are careful to stick to Shaw’s vision of the beloved characters from Eliza to Higgins to Pickering and Freddy Eynsford Hill. They’ve also added a cast of new characters to flesh out their own version of events post-Pygmalion. They both have patient husbands, brilliant daughters, and share a love of good books, tea and history.

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