Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 7/26/2020

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

It’s been a little slow in the reading arena for me lately.  I’m behind in my Goodreads challenge even though I had been ahead of the game for months.  Is it because I’m back to work?  Maybe.  It’s been a challenge that’s for sure.

 

  • This is an author that I like, but her characters haven’t really “grabbed” me.  It could have been the state of mind I was in at the time, so when I found this series and read the description, I decided to show you in case you are a fan.  It sounds like something I’d enjoy, so I’ll give it a try.

Title: The Cursing Stones
Author: Sonya Bateman
Series: Avalon Rising #1
Release date:  April 12, 2017
Description: Home is where the monsters are…

Rhiannon ‘Rain’ Finlay sucks at being a druid. Her gift of communicating with animals works just fine, but she doesn’t know a Thurisaz rune from a Wunjo, and she can’t even cast a circle of protection without a cheat sheet. That’s why she decided to leave her tiny village on the Isle of Parthas, North Sea, for a normal non-magical life halfway around the world.

But when her beloved grandfather disappears along with a handful of villagers, she’s forced to return home and use her gift — and her crappy druid magic — to help them. Unfortunately, she’s not exactly prepared to face the very real monsters that are popping up all over, from mutant spiders to banshees, black dogs … and worse.

That’s when she learns all the crazy stories her father told her growing up, about the old deserted castle on the island having belonged to King Arthur, might not be so crazy after all.

The legends are real. They’re returning to Parthas.

And they have unfinished business with Rain Finlay. 

 

Title: The Risen Bones
Author: Sonya Bateman
Series: Avalon Rising #2
Release date:  July 15, 2020
DescriptionBe careful what you wish for …

Rhiannon ‘Rain’ Finlay never expected to fight monsters when she came home to the Isle of Parthas almost a month ago. But now she’s defeated a hideous giant spider, a faerie dog, and a few other beasties along the way, not to mention sharpened her druid skills a bit and brushed up on talking to animals.

To be honest, she’s a bit bored with nothing more to fight. At least until one of the villagers loses his head — literally — and it appears that the culprit is not human.

Rain thought it was over, but the monsters are back and bigger than ever. And that’s not the only trouble she’s having. The mysterious ‘ghost’ who saved her life needs her help to escape his hellish prison. Her father is dating, her co-worker is getting meaner every day, and her talking bird is dreaming about her death. The secrets that have been kept from her all her life are slowly surfacing to screw with everyone she knows.

And one of those secrets is about to return from the dead, to claim vengeance for an ancient grudge against Rain that she didn’t even know existed. Until now.

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 7/19/2020

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

 

New book alert!!  Jenn Stark is all over a new story with Sara Wilde.

Title: The Night Witch
Author Jenn Stark
SeriesWilde Justice #6
Release date:  August 3, 2020
Description: Be careful what you wish for.

Tarot-reading Justice of the Arcana Council Sara Wilde has an avalanche of oppressed psychics crying out for her aid. How can she help them all? Despite the support of the formidable Magician, she’s only one woman.

Worse, the Council’s biggest rival, the Shadow Court, taunts her at every turn, defying her efforts to discover the power behind their elite operation.

Frustrated by the Council’s unwillingness to act, Sara is tempted to take matters into her own hands. Especially when she uncovers ancient, mysterious references to a vigilante-style enforcer, the night witch, who does what Justice can’t…or won’t.

Then a new, mysterious ally emerges, a reclusive sheikh with tales of captured genies and impossible wishes who offers Sara his assistance—for a price. A price that may prove to be more than Sara ever expected to pay…

Shadows dance and demons howl when The Night Witch comes to call.

 

This character represents my two favorite characters I read – Jack Reacher and beloved Kinsey Millhone.

TitleThe Insider
AuthorCraig Schaefer
SeriesCharlie McCabe #2
Release dateJuly 7, 2020
Description: MOVE OVER, JACK REACHER AND KINSEY MILLHONE: CAST-IRON BODYGUARD CHARLIE McCABE IS BACK IN ‘THE INSIDER’ CRAIG SCHAEFER’S GRITTY SEQUEL TO ‘THE LOOT’.

Hard-bitten bodyguard Charlie McCabe is lucky to be alive after her recent foray into Boston’s criminal underworld. She she’s taking no chances with this next job: protecting Hayden Cobb, key witness in the trial against a trio of murderous cops known as the East Boston Three. If Cobb drops dead, the Three walk.

After an attempt on Cobb’s life, Charlie suspects the Three have somehow put a hit on him from behind bars, and the assassin’s still at large. An when the notorious loan shark Jimmy Lassiter is dragged into the mix, he retaliates the only way he knows how – by striking at the heart of her family.

Now it’s personal. With her father held hostage and her client in profound danger, Charlie must act fast. Far too many lives are at stake, and though she knows she can’t protect everyone, she’s gonna try.

 

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NEW RELEASE TODAY!! Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

One Book Two has some news on a fantastic new release!! You gotta take a minute and check this out!

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TitlePeace Talks
AuthorJim Butcher
SeriesThe Dresden Files #16
Release date:  July 16. 2020
Description: Harry Dresden is back and ready for action, in the new entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series. When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. But can he succeed, when dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago–and all he holds dear?

 

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Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 7/5/20

 

Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip.  Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.

Back with new releases again… they keep writin’ them, we keep readin’ them.

  • How is everyone doing?  Keeping up with your yearly goal?  I kinda fell into a slump.  I was 4 books ahead of the game and then caught the “I don’t want to read right now” bug.  Now I’m behind 1 book.  It’ll be ok, though, because I keep telling myself that it’s not a rule, just a suggestion.  Anyway, my first find today might be enough to lighten my load and take away the seriousness of the world right now.  Check it out!

Title:  Magical Midlife Madness
Author:  K.F. Breene
Series:  Leveling Up #1
Release date:  February 16, 2020
Description: Happily Ever After” wasn’t supposed to come with a do-over option. But when my husband of twenty years packs up and heads for greener pastures and my son leaves for college, that’s exactly what my life becomes.

Do-over.

This time, though, I plan to do things differently. Age is just a number, after all, and at forty I’m ready to carve my own path.

Eager for a fresh start, I make a somewhat unorthodox decision and move to a tiny town in the Sierra foothills. I’ll be taking care of a centuries old house that called to me when I was a kid. It’s just temporary, I tell myself. It’ll just be for a while.

That is, until I learn what the house really is, something I never could’ve imagined.

Thankfully forty isn’t too old to start an adventure, because that’s exactly what I do. A very dangerous adventure that will change my life forever. I have a chance to start again, and this time, I make the rules.

 

Title:  Magical Midlife Dating
Author:  K.F. Breene
Series:  Leveling Up #2
date:  August 11, 2020
Description: She must learn to fly, but can she withstand the allure of the handsome new teacher?

Book two in the Top 10 Kindle Store and internationally bestselling series by USA Today Bestselling Author, K.F. Breene!

The decision has been made. Jessie has taken the magic, and all the weird that goes with it. Including wings.

There’s only one problem – she can’t figure out how to access them.

Through a series of terrible decisions, Jessie realizes she must ask for help. Gargoyle help.

But she could’ve never predicted who answers her call – he’s an excellent flier, incredibly patient, and a good trainer. He’s also incredibly handsome. And interested.

Maybe flying isn’t the only thing she needs help with. Maybe she needs help getting back on that saddle, too, emerging into the dating pool.

Except, the new gargoyle is also an alpha, just like Austin, and the town isn’t big enough for two.

Turns out, flying is the least of her problems.

 

  • Here’s a freebie for today.  It looks really good, too.  To scope it out, click on the link above.  It’ll take you to the site where you can choose the format that you need for your ereader.  Poof, there it is!

Title:  Death’s Door
Author:  David Reichart
Series:  Palm Court Detectives #1
Release date:  October 19, 2015
Description: What Jesse Yates wants more than anything is to fit into society and have people think of him as a regular guy. But he’s not a regular guy. He’s an elite warrior, battle tested to the max in Iraq and Afghanistan, first in Marine Special Ops and later as a Navy SEAL. When he finally decides to walk away from the military, Yates isn’t planning on making further use of his extreme training and lethal skills. But somebody else is.


Palm Court Detectives, a skyrocketing new agency run by a laicized Jesuit priest in a refashioned vintage motel, needs a guy exactly like Yates to add clout to its roster. His first assignment for the detective agency based in Mobile, Alabama, takes Yates under cover at a trucking company that has been targeted by hijackers. Jesse’s civilian naiveté allows him to be drawn quickly into a turf war between hijackers who he likes, outlaw bikers who like him (or what he can do for them), and a drug cartel renegade who has a severe Jesse Yates problem and a chilling plot in the works.
Joining the eclectic, fun-loving team at Palm Court Detectives as a private investigator in training turns out to be everything Yates had hoped for and more—more excitement, more camaraderie, and more chances to die.

 

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NEW RELEASE TODAY!! The House on Widows Hill by Simon R. Green

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TitleThe House on Widow’s Hill
AuthorSimon R. Green
SeriesIshmael Jones #9
Release date: July 2, 2020
DescriptionIshmael Jones investigates a haunted house . . . but is haunted by his own past in the latest of this quirky paranormal mystery series. “That house is a bad place. Bad things happen there . . .” Set high on top of Widows Hill, Harrow House has remained empty for years. Now, on behalf of an anonymous prospective buyer, Ishmael and Penny are spending a night there in order to investigate the rumours of strange lights, mysterious voices, unexplained disappearances, and establish whether the house is really haunted. What really happened at Harrow House all those years ago? Joined by a celebrity psychic, a professional ghost-hunter, a local historian and a newspaper reporter, it becomes clear that each member of ‘Team Ghost’ has their own pet theory as to the cause of the alleged haunting. But when one of the group suddenly drops dead with no obvious cause, Ishmael realizes that if he can find out how and why the victim died, he will have the key to solving the mystery. 

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