Monday, February 18, 2019

Twisted Tales of Mayhem Anthology



Title: Twisted Tales of Mayhem - 
A Motorcycles, Madness and Mayhem 2019
Special Edition Anthology
Authors: Various
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: CT Cover Creations
Photo & Model: Darrin Burks
Release Date: March 18, 2019


About the Anthology
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They're a diverse group of riders from across the nation. They have an unwavering respect for America's heroes including fallen military members, first responders, and honorably discharged Veterans. Their mission is to attend funeral services to show respect to the hero, as well as shield the mourning family from interruptions.

Please join us in supporting this selfless nonprofit organization of volunteers who do so much for our real life American heroes.


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VIKING
Sapphire Knight
When it comes to his club and his woman, he's a savage. Always has been, always will be.

HATCH
Piper Davenport
When the beloved Sargent at Arms for the Dogs of Fire MC finds himself falsely incarcerated, his woman must move heaven and earth to release him, while holding back a pack of ravenous bikers whose bite is worse than their bark.

ABOUND WEDDING
Ryan Michele
Cooper and Bristyl are tying the knot. With the Ravage MC in attendance, what could go wrong?

“GUST” LOST VALKYRIES MC
Esther E. Schmidt
Have you ever disassembled a ticking bomb? I have. Steady as fuck hand, the longest last breath, and the will to live. There’s nothing I can’t do and I have to admit, with all my brothers claiming an Old Lady, I’ve been craving to claim one. Circumstances aside, I never in a million years thought it would be Paisley.

SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
MariaLisa deMora
Amanda lost her husband to war. Alex lost part of himself. Together, they’ll discover hope and peace can be found in the most unexpected of places.

ONE WEEK
Colbie Kay
I've never been a man to follow rules, but one night I went too far, crossing lines that should have never been touched. I'm about to break the rules again, but this time I'm ready to make her mine. Only one problem stands in my way, she's getting married in one week.

OUR NOTORIOUS NIGHT
K E Osborn
Doing deals in a hotel room seemed like the safe option. No outside eyes, no mess, no damn fuss. What I didn't count on was being blindsided by a feisty maid who ended up seeing far too much. Now she's a problem - my problem. But maybe that problem will surprise me in a way I never saw coming.

DUKE
Jack Davenport
Home from a war my country hated me for, I’m looking for my place in the world, managing to find myself in jail instead. But when a vision of perfection walks up the jailhouse steps, I’m lost. Now I just have to convince her to get lost with me.

VIPER
Lilly Atlas
With his shiny new patch and legacy blood, Viper’s life is dedicated to one day becoming president of the Devil’s Tribe MC. One look at the beautiful and terrified Cassandra has him questioning everything his club stands for. Never had loyalty to his club taken a back seat, but how could he ignore the pleading in those green eyes?

WRAITH
Kathleen Kelly
The Harbingers of Death MC have wronged me. They don’t know it yet, but I’m coming for them. They will all pay. For she will be avenged.

SPADE
Harley Stone
When a near-death experience brings a sexy Latino biker into her life, Jessica will be tempted to throw her cautious nature to the wind. Will Spade's charm and panty-melting smile be enough to make this good girl go wild?

WHISKEY RIDER
Vera Quinn
Two people on different paths when their world's collide. One by chance and the other by plan. No promises made but even the best of plans can unravel over time.

BIRTHRIGHT
Shelly Morgan
Gemma DelBene is the daughter of the most infamous mafia Crime Lord and sister to the next in line. But what happens when her mother and brother are brutally murdered and her family is left without an heir?

DEMETRI
Sandy Alvarez & Crystal Daniels
Demetri- Ruthless ruler of the Volkov empire. If you're not with me your against me. I give no second chances. Glory Keller- she's feisty, independent, sexy and I'm going to make her mine. Thirsty for power, someone crosses the line, threatening to take her and my empire away from me. Now, I'm out for blood. No use in hiding from the devil himself- I will find you.

THE BIKER’S PROTECTION
Daphne Loveling
When a mysterious biker starts hanging out in the bar where Samantha works nights, she thinks he's just interested in a one night stand. What she doesn't know is that she's been placed under Crow's protection... and he's about to risk his own life to keep her safe.

OUTLAW JUSTICE
Jaime Russell
Justice needs to be served. But whose way; his or hers?

TAKEN TO THE CLEANER
Ginger Ring
You know you're having a bad day when the man hired to keep an eye on you is one that makes people disappear. Permanently.

HEX
Morgan Jane Mitchell
When Onyx O’Connor’s father dumps her in their old home town, a tattooed, bad boy takes an interest. Discovering he's not who he seems, she finds out, neither is she

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
Kailee Reese Samuels
Keep your secrets simple and your lies dirty.

PELIGRO
Angie M Brashears
In a world where love is a ghost story, no one is safe. Not even familia. Peligro.

LEATHER AND LACE
K.A. Ware
Biker bitch royalty, strippers, a club whore, and a bachelorette party...what could go wrong?

ROAR
Xavier Neal
What happens when Lion accidentally finds his Lioness?

RECKLESS ANGELS MC
Amy Davies
Reckless Angels MC are my life. I work hard and play hard and can have any woman I want, but there’s only one woman for me. Why do I push her away when all I want to do is to pull her close to me and never let go? It’s time I work hard to get my own angel.

STYX AND STONES
Kristine Allen
I'm the Enforcer for the Demented Sons MC, I don't do beach hook-ups with a prim-ass school teacher. And I sure as hell don't obsess over the chick afterward. But that's exactly what I did.

RYDER
Crimson Syn
Hate simmers between the Hellbound Lovers and the Devil's Syndicate. But when love and jealousy collide, decisions will be made, and there's no saying who might get burned.

BADGER
Teagan Brooks
When the girl who broke his heart years ago shows up at the Blackwings MC clubhouse for the president’s daughter’s wedding, Badger, the VP, is not only shocked, he is pissed. But a few words from his best friend’s wife leaves him with more questions than answers. And Badger never lets anything go unanswered.

TORQUE
Linny Lawless
Torque, the owner of Hardcore Cycles is only focused on one thing, the V-twin engines that come into his shop. There's no time for women or love, that is until Ronnie, a raven-haired beauty comes into his sights. When the biker beauty needs help, Torque's primal instincts kick in, and there's no stopping him when it comes to protecting the woman he loves.

Clean Romance Event: Romance is in the AIR


  Her Beast of a Billionaire Boss by Lucy McConnell
 When Bella Creer’s father has a heart attack and is unable to finish his contract for Adam Moreau, a ruthless lawyer based in Seattle, she steps in to take his place and save The Cove Phase II.
 Adam, a billionaire who lives in a secluded castle on a cliff, is gruff, demanding, brilliant, and injured. An acid attack left its mark on Adam’s face but it’s his heart wounds that Bella sees clearly.
 As she takes on the management of a multi-billion-dollar project, Bella’s confidence in herself strengthens and her attraction to Adam grows. But Adam didn’t become the best lawyer in the state by making friends and the wolves circle, ready to attack him at his weakest. Bella will have to be stronger than she’s ever been just to survive. And, before it’s too late, she’ll need to realize that her true power lies in her ability to love beyond measure.  

 This clean romance will sweep you away to a castle where maids do your laundry, a cook makes lobster for dinner, and there's a beauty parlor in the basement.

  Welcome to The Cove
 With heavy iron gates, two security stations, and a groundskeeper's cottage, The Cove has everything a billionaire could ask for in a home. Dubbed Billionaire Bachelor Cove because of the resident's single status and income portfolios, The Cove is the perfect place to hide away from the world. But, as the residents soon find out, they can't hide from love.  



   "I loved this story and the authors style of writing. The story flowed easily and held my attention. Good , clean with no sex or swear words. Would recommend to all ages."
 "Brilliantly scripted and a fun read! The characters are engaging and strong. They draw you in and have deep chemistry in this sweet and clean read. I didn't want this story to end though I was itching to see how the nicely crafted story concluded. I especially love that the story seemed to occur over a long time span and conversations/intetactions were not superficial. Am glad it's part of a series and hopefully we'll encounter the characters again."
 "I really enjoyed the characters, the subtle plot twists, and the growth of the main characters' relationship. It was a fun read and hard to put down."
 
 Uncle Philip broke the silence and Adam’s concentration. “You remind me so much of your father.” Adam slapped the folder shut. He had enough information to win the case. “I hope you mean that as a compliment, because it’s been said both ways many times.” The lines around Philip’s eyes had softened. “Same noble brow. Same wavy blond hair. Though I think you’re an inch taller than him.” “The old man just rolled over in his grave.” His father never gave him an inch in life; it was unlikely he’d give him one in death. “I offered to take you, you know. After Alicia passed.” Philip ran his thumb over the swollen knuckle on his ring finger. “Your father had other ideas.” Adam stared out the window as the early days of boarding school, the loneliness, and the emptiness of a child still mourning his mother washed over him like a soft Seattle drizzle. He took in the man across from him. A simple man with a simple life—a life that would have made Adam soft. “Thank goodness for that,” he muttered. At least his father had saved him from a small and unimportant life. Uncle Philip sighed. “You have more in common with him than your looks.” This time Adam understood that the words weren’t a compliment, though they were spoken with honesty. The realization unexpectedly stabbed, like a thorn in his flesh. No matter. He would shortly prove that being fierce was better than being … whatever it was Uncle Philip wished him to be. He lifted the folder. “This should only take a moment, and you’ll be on your way.” The car stopped in front of King County Courthouse. The aged gray building was shaped like a letter H, with two columns of justice connected by a tunnel of office space. There were decorations on the exterior to recommend it as an architectural beauty. Impatient, Adam threw open the door before his driver had a chance to open it for him and marched towards the entry. He was single-minded in his movements and didn’t notice the woman in the yellow dress until their hands touched on the door. “Oh!” she exclaimed, a smile blossoming on her face. Feeling a jolt up his arm, Adam gave her his full attention. Her brown hair was pulled back in a style reminiscent of the 1940s with a few thick, loose curls bouncing to her chin and framing her enchanting, heart-shaped face. She had large, doe-like brown eyes that dropped demurely as his cheeks colored. He never blushed. The sensation was enough to knock him off his course. She smelled of lilacs and fresh rain. “I’m so sorry. You go first,” she said. Her voice was strong and yet a caress that drew him near. He had the strangest feeling that he’d like to slay a dragon. He thrust the door open and motioned for her to enter. “I insist.” “Thank you.” Her cheeks dusted pink, and for the first time in his life, Adam was quite out of his mind over a woman. He couldn’t remember where he was going or why it was important. “You look lovely,” he said, not even sure the words made it out of his mouth. He didn’t throw out compliments to strangers. Heck, he didn’t compliment anyone. Her smile deepened. “Thank you. I’m meeting my fiancĂ© upstairs. We’re getting married today.” She nodded once, her smile lighting up the entire lobby and cracking through the plaster he’d applied to his heart long ago, and then she was off to the elevators and he was left feeling as though he’d missed the opportunity of a lifetime.

   

Author Lucy McConnell
Award-winning author, Lucy McConnell, loves Christmas, romance, chocolate and Elvis. After graduating from the University of Utah, she became an editor at an advertising agency before moving on to teach in the marketing department of the local community college. She loved teaching and often misses the academic environment. Lucy retired from teaching and began to write articles and sweet romance novels. She has been published in national magazines, newspapers, short story compilations, and she writes cookbooks under the name Christina Dymock.
 If she's not at the computer, you can find her trying to keep up with her husband and four kids on the ski slopes, on a bike, in the kitchen, or on a horse.




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Made in Italy by Laura Morelli



Book Details:

Book Title: Made in Italy by Laura Morelli
Category: Adult Non-fiction, 161 pages
Genre: Travel, History, Art
Publisher: Authentic Arts Publishing
Release date: Jan, 2019
Tour dates: Feb 11 to March 8, 2019
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Richly painted maiolica ceramics from Tuscany. Supple Florentine leather. The cameos of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of cheeses. Jaw-dropping glass from the island of Murano.

MADE IN ITALY takes you on a complete tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of Italy, uncovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind, hidden workshops where everything from leather bags to gilded frames are turned out completely by hand, piece by piece.

This book includes instructions for getting a free copy of the companion guide, ARTISANS OF ITALY, with complete, continually updated listings of Laura's personally recommended shops and artisans across Italy.

Laura Morelli, art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you behind the tourist traps to discover some of Italy's most traditional arts.

Laura holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and shares how, what, and where to buy; hints on recognizing quality and authenticity; and tips for bringing home the artisanal treasures of Italy in your suitcase.

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LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy, and currently produces art history lessons for TED-Ed. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and has contributed pieces about art and authentic travel to CNN Radio, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, and other media.

Laura is the author of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes the popular book Made in Italy. Her fiction brings the stories of art history to life. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, won an IPPY for Best Historical Fiction and a Benjamin Franklin Award.

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Dark & Fluffy II by Janet Stock



Dark & Fluffy: Volume II

Following on from Dark & Fluffy, this collection is a further nine short fiction pieces. 






The title Dark & Fluffy II, reflects the general styles of the stories/prose in the book. Some are a bit darker, and may be a bit uncomfortable to read, Death by Testing and The Broken Arrangement fall into this category. Others are happier, feel good pieces like The Disney Club. Whatever your preference, I'm sure you'll find something that will grab your attention.
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Starting out like Rear Window with a twist, these easily and quickly devoured shorts will make you think. More on the dark side than fluffy, these bits and pieces seem to have fallen directly from the author's mind onto the page.


Author Bio
I am married with one teenage son and have always been a keen reader and writer since being young. I was born in Lancashire but have lived in Lincoln for over 30 years.
Several years ago I decided to take my writing seriously. I completed an OU course in creative writing and a Writers Bureau course. Initially I concentrated on short story writing, and when I turned fifty this year, I self-published my first book, Dark and Fluffy.
I love writing short stories, but my main goal is to have a novel published. Ten years ago, I started the first book of a trilogy of novels called The Little Servant (The Wait’s Son). I am still working on this, but now I have a serious intent to get this finished this year.
My favourite genre is medieval fiction, Bernard Cornwell is my favourite author. I also like to read Edward Rutherford, Stephen King, and Dean Coontz.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health by Stephanie Weaver











The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health
In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity.





Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.

The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.

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Dana's Story

I recently celebrated turning 50. I am a mother of 2 grown sons, grandmother of one handsome grandson (who has a sister on the way) and have a loving caring husband of 31 years. I live in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky (home of Kentucky Derby). I have been an oncology nurse for the past 15 years. I am a migraine sufferer since my teenage years.
My migraines seemed to be somewhat predictable in my twenties as I would get Aura and migraine three days prior to my menstrual cycle and they usually ended when my cycle did. Things seem to change in 2014 when I began getting migraine randomly during the month. My migraines became relentless. I would often have attacks wake me out of sound sleep with aura and nausea. My primary care physician thought it might be related to peri-menopause (funny how this did not change after my hysterectomy in the fall of 2017) and or childhood trauma.
 In 2015, I attended “headache school” a class targeted to people affected by headaches. The class provided education and explanation of migraine. The class lead me to the care of a neurologist January 2016. The neurologist sent me to a neuropsychologist for evaluation which diagnosed me with depression.  I have chronic migraine with more than fourteen migraines per month that can be triggered by stress, weather, smells, fatigue, food and for no good reason at all I think depression was a given.
My neurologist tried me on multiple medications, some with terrible side effects. I was getting injections in my forehead, face and neck monthly. These injections were so very painful and I have lingering problems related to them such as forehead pain and vision changes. My current therapy is monthly immunotherapy injections that I give myself, rescue meds and daily over the counter pain meds. My next step is to see a psychiatrist for the depression.
I miss 1-2 days of work per month.  But typically, I go to work with migraine, my neurologist calls this presenteeism which is present at work when I should be absent. Medications were not helping and I needed to try something else. I do not remember what I was watching on Television but I heard someone talking about a book that looked at diet as it related to Migraines.
 I was given a tyramine free food list when I started my journey with the neurologist but that was because it interfered with some of the medications. I had never thought about food being related to migraine or causing them. The book they were speaking of The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver. I looked on Amazon for the book and read the review. The book intrigued me because the author was a migraine sufferer too. I bought the book May 2017
The book started the process slowly, week by week making changes. Even though I wanted to jump in feet first and find relief, I knew this was a lifestyle change and in order for success I must trust the process. I learned so much about what I was putting in my body as well as what a trigger was.
I found out some of my favorite things were perpetuating migraine such as: pineapple, chocolate, processed foods, MSG, nitrates, diet sodas, sour cream and some grains.  Knowing that food can impact how gave me some power over the hopelessness I had over migraines. I have more energy and use fewer rescue medications now. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes that are healthy for me.


No one’s journey is identical but we can help each other along the way. Stephanie has helped me by teaching me to be aware of what goes in my body and how that will affect my migraines. She has done her research through her own journey and for the sake of others. I feel that she truly enjoys food and her recipes are delicious the pizza and frittata recipes are my favorite. I am thankful to have The Migraine Relief Plan as a resource for living with migraine.

Much more than a book of recipes, this lifestyle guide focuses on clean eating and small, gradual changes to prevent pain and optimize healthier choices.  Self care, including mindfulness, meditation, massage and bodywork, even ergonomics and sleep patterns are all part of this plan to improve life experience.
Designed as an 8 week transition, followed by six months of further assignments and deeper changes, to change behaviors, taste preferences, habits, etc had me taking copious notes and posting reminders in my kitchen. This is a book I will refer back to frequently. There will also be a follow up cookbook.

Although this author had symptoms her entire life, she was not diagnosed until her fifties. This book has abundant resources and is well researched, supported with scientific data.
I found fascinating and inspiring insights in a section regarding belly fat'
Giving yourself a break, after all we are only hhuman, does not mean to take yourself totally off the hook of responsibility.
I give this book at least 5 stars!


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Author Bio 


Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA. 
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Past Due For Murder

Past Due for Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery 

by Victoria Gilbert

 

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series 
Crooked Lane Books (February 12, 2019) 
Hardcover: 304 pages 
ISBN-10: 1683318749
ISBN-13: 978-1683318743 
Digital ASIN: B07D2GYM25

Has a curse fallen on the small town of Taylorsford, Virginia? After a young woman goes missing during a spring bonfire, library director Amy Webber must wade through the web of lies only to find a truth that she may not want to untangle.
Spring has sprung in quaint Taylorsford, Virginia, and the mayor has revived the town’s long-defunct May Day celebration to boost tourism. As part of the festivities, library director Amy Webber is helping to organize a research project and presentation by a local folklore expert. All seems well at first—but spring takes on a sudden chill when a university student inexplicably vanishes during a bonfire.
The local police cast a wide net to find the missing woman, but in a shocking turn of events, Amy’s swoon-worthy neighbor Richard Muir becomes a person of interest in the case. Not only is Richard the woman’s dance instructor, he also doesn’t have an alibi for the night the student vanished—or at least not one he’ll divulge, even to Amy.
When the missing student is finally discovered lost in the mountains, with no memory of recent events—and a dead body lying nearby—an already disturbing mystery takes on a sinister new hue. Blessed with her innate curiosity and a librarian’s gift for research, Amy may be the only one who can learn the truth in Past Due for Murder, Victoria Gilbert’s third charming Blue Ridge Library mystery.

 The first word that comes to mind is EXCITING. There is a lot going on between these covers.
From a slightly paranormal start, local folklore legends and bobbing, mystical, unexplained lights, to mysterious relationship issues. People who are not supposed to be around show up and others disappear or act strangely. Relationships are complicated but this storyline adds extra twists and zags. Then when men librarian Amy has feelings for are implicated in dasterdly doings, she can't keep her nose and talented, resourceful, research skills and curiosity from getting involved to prove them innocent. Add to that grumpy hermits (one with a shotgun,) meeting the parents scenarios, and a search for gold, real, imaginary or fae and this book will take you on a twisty journey.
It did appeal to me from a library researcher perspective.
I also like the friendship aspects.

About the Author


Raised in a historic small town in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Victoria Gilbert turned her early obsession with books into a dual career as an author and librarian.
Victoria’s first cozy mystery series, the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series, garnered her a three-book deal with Crooked Lane Books, which has since been expanded to five books. The first two books in the series have been optioned by Sony Pictures Television, and the first three were or will be produced in audiobook by Tantor Media.
Victoria also just inked a 2-book deal with Crooked Lane for a new cozy series, the Booklovers B & B series, set in historic Beaufort, NC.
A member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime, Victoria is represented by Frances Black at Literary Counsel.

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  Twitter: https://twitter.com/VGilbertauthor
  Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/VictoriaGilbert
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Friday, February 15, 2019

HERBS AND HOMICIDE


Herbs and Homicide (The Faerie Apothecary Cozy Mystery)
by Astoria Wright

About the Book

                                   
Herbs and Homicide (The Faerie Apothecary Cozy Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Novelwright Mysteries (September 27, 2018)
Paperback: 217 pages
ISBN-10: 1949453030
ISBN-13: 978-1949453034
ASIN: B07HR4D74K

Looking for a unique paranormal cozy mystery series that's lighthearted and fun?

Settle into the cozy countryside of Moss Hill, where house-elves rent rooms, sprites live in gardens, a leprechaun is the best tailor in town, and a half-elf/half human named Carissa Shea owns a pharmacy known as The Seelie Tree Apothecary shop.

Life couldn't be more idyllic for Cari, but healing humans and fae folk proves challenging at times, especially when secrets unfold in The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries.

About Book 1: Herbs and Homicide In the small town of Moss Hill, customers of all kinds visit Carissa Shea's Seelie Tree Apothecary Shop. That includes tall and short, young and old, human and faerie.

Being half-elf/half-human herself, Carissa personally knows and cares for them all. So, when a grumpy brownie, a type of house faerie, named Miss Morgan dies in her shop, Carissa is devastated.

As she learns more about her customer's death, she realizes Miss Morgan might have been the only thing standing between the Seelie, faeries of light and goodness, and the Unseelie, faeries of darkness and evil. On top of it all, the Sidhe guard, protector of all fae residents, rule it a murder and name Carissa as a suspect!

Now she must prove her innocence and find the real culprit before it's too late - not just for her but for all of Moss Hill.


 A fascinating ongoing story of good vs evil with both magical and human realism, this is also a love story taking various forms. This is a life and death struggle for all as well as a murder mystery. The author does a good job of world building and imaginative character development. The relationships between characters kept me intrigued.
It begins with half fae, half human Carissa and her human assistant, Maren, and the people they know and deal with in common. Carissa had been on a date with John, who Maren has now taken an interest in. John is not what or who he seems, as turns out to be the case with several characters. Sometimes that can be a good thing, other times it turns out to be horrible.
As the story unfolds, it becomes a case of a town (or two) and a way of life endangered as well as our protagonist in a fight for her life.
Although these are deep, dark issues, there can be a playful tone in the book as well.
While major conflicts in this book are resolved, the story carries over to others in this series.

About the Author


Astoria Wright is the author of The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries, including the bestselling prequel novella Chaos in the Countryside. Intrigued by myths and inspired by cozy mystery writers before her, Astoria tries to combine two worlds with human and faerie neighbors trying to solve puzzling crimes on the fictional island of Moss Hill. She’s also a poet, which shows in the Moss Hill poetry anthology “written” by the characters in the series. Her goal is to bring Moss Hill to life in her stories, because who doesn’t wish we lived in a town with magical faeries as neighbors?
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