SNOWED IN WITH MURDER (An Otter Lake Mystery Vol 3) by Auralee Wallace / Mystery / Released Feb 2017 by St. Martin’s Press.
Erica Bloom is home again in small town Otter Lake, this time to save her struggling relationship with local sheriff, Grady Forrester. The timing is perfect: her mother is away, the retreat is closed for the season, and Erica has just beaten the storm of the century into town.
Erica is determined to make this visit both sleuthing and hijinks free, but when she arrives at the retreat she finds the lodge swarming with guests. Her mother has re-opened Earth, Moons, and Stars in a last ditch effort to reunite the wealthy but feuding Boatright Family. To make matters worse, the weather is stopping anyone from making it on or off the island.
When a guest is murdered, Erica once again must muster up some investigative skills to unravel all the Boatright’s twisted family secrets to reveal the clan’s killer … or this proverbial dark and stormy night might well become her last.
AURALEE WALLACE is the author of The Otter Lake Mystery series which includes, Skinny Dipping with Murder and Pumpkin Pickling with Murder. She has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collection agent. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn’t writing humorous novels about quirky characters, she can often be found pontificating about the Golden Age of soap operas or warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.
THE LAST RESORT by Ember Leigh
Steamy Contemporary Romance / Released March 17, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
Rose Delaney is a baby bounty hunter, rescuing children from fugitive ex-spouses. All she wants is to return a recovered child to its mother and get back to her regimented solitary life. But when a snow storm leaves her and baby Emmy stranded, Rose has no choice but to lean on the ruggedly handsome rescuer, who thinks the baby is hers. Holed up in their mountain resort-under-construction and unable to contact Emmy’s mother, Rose’s priority is hitting the road—even if Garrett’s erotic touch entices her to ride out the storm. Five days trapped on a mountain could change everything.
Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.
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MINE TO TELL by Colleen L. Donnelly / Historical Romance / Women’s Fiction / Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Annabelle Crouse is determined to reopen her great-grandmother’s boarded-up house – and her shunned life. Many years earlier, after an unexplained absence, Julianne was relegated to a separate home by a rigidly unforgiving husband, and the Crouse women have suffered the disgrace of her assumed guilt ever since.
Despite her family’s strong disapproval, Annabelle is driven to pursue her mission through cobwebs and dust, finding the clues and the coded story left behind by her great-grandmother – Why did she go? And why did she return? Anabelle has too know.
Only one person, a man she grew up with but never noticed, stands with Annabelle as she discovers the parallels between her story and her great-grandmother’s – two women, generations apart, experiencing what love truly is.
COLLEEN L. DONNELLY
Born and raised in the Midwest, Colleen earned a four-year degree in Medical Technology and used it to travel and explore other parts of the country while working in the field of science. Beyond the laboratory world, she delves deeply into literature, both reading and writing, her interest piqued by tales involving moral dilemmas and the choices people come up against. A lover of the outdoors as well as a comfy living room, Colleen is always searching inside and out for the next good story.
SACRIFICIAL LAM By Gary Guinn
Mystery/Thriller / Released March 3, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at work, he laughs it off. A liberal activist at a small Southern conservative college, he’s used to stirring up controversy on campus. It’s just part of the give and take of life. Even when violently attacked, Lam is convinced it must be a mistake. He can’t imagine anyone who would want to kill him for his beliefs.
When his home is broken into and his wife’s business vandalized, Lam is forced to face the truth. His wife—a passionate anti-gun crusader—is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house for protection. The police can’t find a single lead. Left to their own devices, Lam and Susan are forced to examine their marriage, faith, and values in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into action by his own set of beliefs.
What will it cost to survive?
Gary Guinn’s great, great grandfather moved his family to the southern Ozark Mountains from Kentucky after the Civil War. He lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with his wife, Mary Ann, and their lab mix, Seamus, and their Corgi mix, Peanut. He writes both literary and mystery/thriller fiction. His first novel, A Late Flooding Thaw, was published by Moon Lake Publishing in 2005. His poetry and fiction have appeared in a variety of magazines, and his short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, the latest being Yonder Mountain, from the University of Arkansas Press. His mystery/thriller novel Sacrificial Lam, released by The Wild Rose Press March 3rd, is set on a small Southern college campus. His favorite pastimes are reading, writing, traveling, and brewing beer (and of course, drinking it).
JUST FRIENDS By Stacy Gold
Sizzling Contemporary Romance / Released March 3, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
Taya Monroe is trying to pick up the pieces of her failed writing career and broken life after walking out on her cheating fiancé. The last thing she needs is a serious relationship. The last thing she wants is a fling. Then she runs into an old friend and ski partner—the one man she always wanted who never wanted her.
Ski Patroller Jordan Wiley is a single dad with zero time or energy for dating. When he reconnects with Taya, his attraction to her is even stronger than before she left him behind for a career in the city. But with a young son to think about, he’s determined to ignore his feelings. Again.
After a magical day on the slopes, a snow storm traps them in an avalanche of chemistry neither can deny. Will their friendship survive the weight of their passion or will they surface as more than friends?
Compulsive tea drinker. Outdoor sports junkie. Lover of good (and bad) puns.
Stacy Gold gave up her day job as Communications Director of a nonprofit mountain biking organization to write sassy, steamy, contemporary romance novels. Her stories are packed with strong, independent women—and men who can’t resist them—finding love and adventure in the great outdoors. When Stacy’s not busy reading or writing, you can find her dancing, laughing or playing hard in the mountains with her wonderful hubby and happy dog.
ILL MET BY MURDER (A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan / Released Dec 2016 by Crooked Lane Books
ILL MET BY MURDER, by Elizabeth J. Duncan takes us up to the Catskills, where an old resort has been turned into a theater specializing in Shakespearean productions. Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax is delighted to oblige the theater’s principal benefactor, Paula Van Dusen, when the wealthy widow enlists her help in using the current production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its themes of magic and romance, as a background for her daughter’s wedding. All is going well, until the body of one of the groom’s most bitter business rivals is found in the shrubbery during the performance, with the object to transform Bottom the Weaver into an ass jammed onto his head.
There are plenty of suspects, including the bride, one of her bridesmaids, and a very suspicious real estate broker with designs on the property next to the theater. Charlotte’s love life takes a turn for the better as things get worse for the bride and groom. An old scandal leads to the solution of the mystery, and a murderer with a passion for revenge is thwarted by a most unlikely rescuer.
ANTIQUES FATE (A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery) by Barbara Allan / Released 2016 by Kensington
Barbara Allen ( a husband and wife team) has come up with another romp for antiques dealer Brandy Borne and her theatrical mother, Vivian.
ANTIQUES FATE finds the duo in Old York, a neighboring town that relies heavily on its Olde Worlde British background for tourist trade. Vivian’s one-woman show of “the Scottish Play” has been booked for the annual, fete, and Brandy comes along to make sure all goes well. Alas, all does not go well… but it it the famous “Macbeth curse” or something more contemporary that is causing all the mayhem? Is the young and handsome clergyman all he claims to be? Is the overly aggressive real estate promoter going to extremes to get the land deal he wants? And who is selling off the valuable antiques in the town theater? It’s up to Brenda and Vivian (with some help from their Shih Tzu, Sushi) to uncover the dirty secrets of this picture-perfect town. Antiques tips from Brenda and a lasagna recipe are included.