Posts Tagged Women’s Fiction

“Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 1)” by Connie Shelton

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Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 1)

by Connie Shelton

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Suspense/Animals/Women’s Fiction/Women Sleuths

FREE at time of posting!

In this debut almost-cozy mystery series novel, Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, is visited by her old school friend, Stacy North. Stacy’s Rolex watch is missing and she begs Charlie to help locate it before her husband finds out. Things are complicated by the fact that Stacy had been seeing another man, Gary Detweiller, and he’s the one she suspects of having stolen the watch. With a little detective work, Charlie and her sidekick dog, Rusty, retrieve the missing watch and all should be well. But three days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes turn to Stacy as the prime suspect.

Once again, Stacy begs Charlie’s help in proving her innocence. As she begins to ask questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller’s life was not as simple as first perceived and that any number of people had grievances against him. And before she can pinpoint the killer, her own life is in danger as well.

Includes new foreword from the author upon the 20th anniversary of first publication of this ongoing mystery series first title.

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#PreOrder “Foam on the Crest of Waves” by Silke Stein

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Foam on the Crest of Waves

by Silke Stein

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction

PreOrder for 2.99 – Releases November 25th!

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Can facing the past transform the present?

In a small fishing town on the Mendocino coast, the tides of time have washed over rumours and suspicions, yet the members of a maimed family still struggle to cope with their memories.

A broken woman, refusing to let go of her vanished husband.
Her widowed brother, clinging to the shatters of the life he loved.
His delusional daughter, planning to turn mermaid on her fifteenth birthday.

But when a young man realizes he made a mistake, secrets start emerging from the deep.
Will they bring further grief, or possibly redemption?

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#Review “Fishing for Māui” by Isa Pearl Ritchie

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4/5 Stars!

Set in New Zealand, Fishing for Maui is a story which would resonate with any reader.

It’s multiple POVs crosses generations and gives an in-depth look at what holds a family together—and how uniquely different they all are.

It’s easy to forget this is a work of fiction as the themes dealt with could be found on any news site or blog—which are also covered.

Fishing for Maui is a challenging read without being preachy or judgmental.

Any mother could relate to Valerie’s trials. She’s a physician being challenged by her daughter. But it’s not about makeup, boys or wardrobe—the big three—but homeopathy. Remember, Valerie’s a doctor. *Initiate meltdown* Rosa just wants to be a kid and not always have to contend with the matrix of school or hierarchy of family, and Michael wants to find out who he is again by reconnecting with his Maori roots.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Fishing for Maui reminded me of holidays celebrated during my childhood. Long before there were mad dashes for Black Friday shopping, there was just family, a long holiday weekend… and food. The food may have evolved for healthier, more nutritious versions (except for the lemon pound cake and homemade French vanilla ice cream which are still heart attacks in the making), but there’s still always lots of food.

November would be a great time to sit down with this read. Even if you’re non-U.S., Fishing for Maui will still give you pause, and remind you of what’s important.

Enjoy!

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FFM coverA novel about food, whānau, and mental illness.

​Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making. Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael is on a quest to reconnect with his Māori heritage and discover his own identity. Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she’s the only one who can tell something’s not right. Crisis has the power to bring this family together, but will it be too late?

​”An accomplished story of a family in crisis – Ritchie’s great skill is her ability to conjure the inner lives if her characters. Fishing For Māui is a compassionate meditation on what it means to be well“. – Sarah Jane Barnett

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Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DZBXSCN/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DZBXSCN/

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#BlogTour “Fishing for Māui” by Isa Pearl Ritchie

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FFM coverA novel about food, whānau, and mental illness.

​Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getting himself into a moral dilemma of his own making. Evie wants to save the world one chicken at a time. Meanwhile her boyfriend, Michael is on a quest to reconnect with his Māori heritage and discover his own identity. Rosa is eight years old and lost in her own fantasy world, but she’s the only one who can tell something’s not right. Crisis has the power to bring this family together, but will it be too late?

​”An accomplished story of a family in crisis – Ritchie’s great skill is her ability to conjure the inner lives if her characters. Fishing For Māui is a compassionate meditation on what it means to be well“. – Sarah Jane Barnett

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Purchase Links

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DZBXSCN/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DZBXSCN/

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/826608

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Isa RitchieAuthor Bio –

Isa Ritchie is a Wellington-based writer. She grew up as a Pākehā child in a bicultural family and Māori was her first written language. She has completed a PhD on food sovereignty in Aotearoa. She is passionate about food, wellbeing and social justice.

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“Not My Type: Instant Chemistry Series” by Taylor Love

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Not My Type: Instant Chemistry Series (Book 2)

by Taylor Love

Genre: Women’s Fiction/African-American/Romance

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Sexy-Modern-Romance!
Book 2-Instant Chemistry Series
Mika and Robert have an intense rivalry whenever they’re in the same room. Yet they heat up the sheets in the bedroom! Can a desire they can’t deny lead to a lasting romance?

Who’s playing to win in this game of love!

Their best friends may be married, but no law said they have to like each other.

Mika lives the saying “carefree black girl” to the fullest. She has a solid interesting career, good friends, and money to do whatever she wants! What she doesn’t have is a man of her own. Even so, she’s not so desperate that she’ll fall for Robert Lorde. While he may be tall, dark, and handsome, he’s way too arrogant and boring to be her type.

Robert likes his life to be predictable. While others see that as boring, he counts his blessings for the stability. As a financial investor, the last thing he needs is whirlwind Mika Harrison tearing through his life. Yet even his practical mind can’t deny the chemistry they have. Will a little fun with her leave him with a headache…or heartache?

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#ReleaseBlitz “Tears of Ink (Tears of Ink Book 1)” by Anna Bloom

Book: Tears of Ink (Tears of Ink Series #1)

Author: Anna Bloom

Genre: contemporary romance

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Synopsis

She has one rule: Never sleep with someone twice.

Faith Hitchin wears the shadows of the past on her skin for all to see. To a stranger’s eye, she is a girl with sass and tattoos, a lover of art. But beneath the mystery of swirls and ink, she is a woman alone and in pain.
When opportunity knocks in the form of an invitation to an art project that could change the direction of her life, she’s afraid to move forward. But, like her namesake, she pushes past all inhibitions and takes a leap of Faith. The last thing she imagines is a summer of self-discovery at the hands of a sexy Baroness’ son.
Elijah Fairclough is arrogant yet charming, complicated but forthcoming. With his blue eyes, expensive suits and evasive attitude, it seems he’s used to getting what he wants, and he wants nothing more than to discover the woman beneath the tattoos in every way possible. Will Elijah’s persistence make her break her only rule, or will there be tears of ink?

Meet Faith

Meet Elijah

 

Meet the Author
A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural while drinking lots of wine.

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“Enticed by You (Wellspring Series Book 2)” by Elle Wright

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Enticed by You (Wellspring Series Book 2)

by Elle Wright

Genre: Women’s Fiction/African-American/Romance

1.99 at time of posting!

In Wellspring, Michigan, the Wells family is known for their wealth, their taste—and their patriarch’s unbridled greed. But now his three heirs are taking back what’s rightfully theirs . . .
 
With his father ailing and incapacitated, Parker Wells, Jr. has a bold new vision for the company he now heads. For starters, he wants to heal the rifts his father’s ruthless tactics have created in the community—and within his own family. But when Parker is rear-ended by a gorgeous stranger, he finds himself torn between business and pleasure . . .

Crashing her car is not how corporate attorney Kennedi Robinson wanted to announce her return to town, especially since the man she hit is the same one who’s trying to rip her aunt’s livelihood and land out from under her. Kennedi knows better than to fall for Parker’s charms—and she’s primed for battle.

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