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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 7

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I hope you managed to grab a copy of yesterday's featured book The Scent of Lies (Paradise Valley Mystery Series Book 1) by Debra Burroughs


It's December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!

I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 

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Title: The Christmas Cookie House: A Sweet Holiday Romance (Christmas House Romances Book 1) 

Author: Jennifer Griffith

Grab your free copy here

About the book:

Christmas, love, and a batch of cookies.
Former bookshop keeper Leela Miller is back in Massey Falls. Her mom passed away last spring, and she's home taking care of her ailing father. Now, Leela is desperate to fill Mom’s shoes in the Ladies’ Auxiliary by chairing the Cookie House fundraiser. The hitch: mean-eyed Mrs. Coldicott refuses to host the event at her Society Row home as planned.
Leela must find a new venue big enough and fancy enough to draw in customers, or Mom's event might get canceled. There's only one perfect place: the Layton Mansion.
New vet school graduate Jay Wilson has been remodeling the Layton Mansion since he inherited it this summer. It’s almost Christmas, and the house is nearly ready to flip!
If he can get a good price for it, he can buy a partnership at a veterinary clinic out of town.
However, by stipulation of the will, Jay can't sell the house until he cleans out the attic.
Jay needs help completing the enormous task before his deadline. The beautiful Leela will eagerly help—if he agrees to allow her to use the house for her event. But, when Jay learns that the Cookie House event is the same day as his sale deadline, will he sell the house out from under the girl he might just be falling in love with?

The Christmas Cookie House is Book 1 in the Christmas House Romance series by award-winning author Jennifer Griffith. Other books in the series include The Sleigh Bells Chalet and The Holiday Hunting Lodge.
Jennifer writes clean, escapist fiction she calls Cotton Candy for the Soul—light, sweet, gone.
Jennifer writes clean, escapist fiction she calls Cotton Candy for the Soul—light, sweet, gone.




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Friday, 6 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 6

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I hope you managed to grab a copy of yesterday's featured book Pretty Little Girls (Agent Victoria Heslin Book 2) by Jenifer Ruff


It's December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!

I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 


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Title: The Scent of Lies (Paradise Valley Mystery Series Book 1)

Author: Debra Burroughs

Grab your free copy here

About the book:

She wants answers. He wishes he didn't want her. Can these rivals stave off a killer long enough to give love a second chance? Emily had lost her P.I. husband unexpectedly and now suspicious clues are starting to surface. To pay the mounting bills and solve his cold-case murder, she dives headfirst into the family business. When she takes on her first case, Emily's biggest obstacle is the sexy cop who refuses to back down.   Detective Colin Andrews catches killers to forget his tragic past. When a pretty P.I. doubts his hunch about a murderer, he can't close the case or get the gorgeous rival off his mind. But if he's not careful, his budding feelings may prove to be a fatal distraction.  If you like your sleuths feisty, fun, and female, you'll love private-eye Emily Parker! The Scent of Lies is Book 1 in the Paradise Valley romantic cozy mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs. The characters are captivating, the intrigue is juicy, there's a splash of humor, and the romance is sizzling but clean. Absolutely unputdownable series!


Another mystery pick today, but with some romance in the mix too. 

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 5

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I hope you managed to grab a copy of yesterday's featured book A Christmas Kiss (Kissed by the Bay Book 5) by Susan Hatler


It's December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!


I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 


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Title: Pretty Little Girls (Agent Victoria Heslin Book 2)

Author: Jenifer Ruff

Grab your free copy here

About the book:

Until you know who to trust, trust no one.
The disappearance of a prep school girl from an affluent family leads to a hidden world of shocking secrets.
FBI Agent Victoria Heslin investigates alongside local police, but the mysteries only get deeper. Why are the girl’s parents so uncooperative? And why are the local authorities resisting her help?
When her efforts uncover a sex trafficking operation, Heslin enlists friend and fellow Agent Dante Rivera to go rogue and try to save the girls, before it’s too late.
Pretty Little Girls is the second book in the Agent Victoria Heslin Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Jenifer Ruff. It can be read as a standalone.

I've not read the first book in the series but it says it can be read as a standalone so I figured I'd give it a try. 



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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 4

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I hope you managed to grab a copy of yesterday's featured book Deadly Investment (Gentle & Tusk Book 1) by Andres Kabel


It's December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!

I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 

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Title: A Christmas Kiss (Kissed by the Bay Book 5) 

Author: Susan Hatler

Grab your free copy here

About the book:

** A Holiday Fiction Bestseller! **
Harper Avery is a jaded divorce attorney who loves helping her clients move on to better things. After all, they’ve struggled enough being in an unhappy marriage. When one client’s soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly says he wants a second chance with his wife, Harper’s dubious, certain that her client is just going to get hurt again.
Despite his career as a divorce attorney, Gabriel Hart still believes that love can work miracles. Sure, there are no guarantees, but he totally supports his client’s efforts to reconcile with his wife—even if it means Gabriel has to go head-to-head with Harper to keep her from ruining the couple’s chances.
With the holidays approaching,  and wife set out to see if they can work through their issues, while Harper decides to spend the long Christmas weekend at her friend’s cabin in Lake Tahoe. Only when she gets there, someone is already occupying her last-minute rental—Gabriel Hart. Both refuse to give up their holiday retreat. Will their adversarial working relationship make for a stressful weekend? Or will the magic of Christmas sprinkle them with a love that can beat the odds?

I'm a bit of a Susan Hatler fangirl, and have enjoyed other books in the Kissed by the Bay series. I'm confident that this one will be just as good. If you like short, easy-read romance I recommend you give her books a try. 



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Book Spotlight: The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson

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Today's I'm part of a virtual book tour organised by The Write Reads for The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson


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About the book

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy. Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?


The Devil's Apprentice is volume 1 in The Great Devil War-series.



Book Spotlight: The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson @The_WriteReads
About the author

Kenneth B. Andersen (1976) is an award-winning Danish writer. He has published more than forty books for children and young adults, including both fantasy, horror, and science fiction. 


His books have been translated into more than 15 languages and his hit-series about the superhero Antboy has been turned into three movies. A musical adaptation of The Devil's Apprentice, the first book in The Great Devil War series, opened in the fall 2018 and film rights for the series have been optioned. 



Kenneth lives in Copenhagen with his wife, two boys, a dog named Milo, and spiders in the basement.

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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 3

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I hope you managed to grab a copy of yesterday's featured book A Vicarage Christmas (The Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite Book 1) by Kate Hewitt.


It's December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!

I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 

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Title: Deadly Investment (Gentle & Tusk Book 1)

Author: Andres Kabel

Grab your free copy here

About the book:


A brainy nerd. An angry ex-cop. Can the mismatched PIs solve a high-profile murder?Peter Gentle has yet to live up to his potential. When the unemployed computer geek stumbles on the data trail of a murdered financial whiz kid, he thinks solving crimes might be his next big break. But it never hurts to have a little muscle…Ex-cop Mick Tusk's rage issues lost him the job he loved. Joining up with a scrawny statistician seems like a decent temporary replacement. But with a line-up of increasingly powerful suspects, Tusk's explosive temper could cost him more than his work…As the danger and the body count trend upward, will the egghead and the beefcake catch the killer or find themselves in the red?Deadly Investment is the first book in a gripping private investigator series. If you like intricate whodunit mysteries, complicated characters, and electrifying action, then you’ll love Andres Kabel’s Australian crime thriller.

This book sounds right up my street. I love a good whodunit mystery, and so couldn't resist grabbing this one. 




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Monday, 2 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 2

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Welcome back for another free read! I hope you managed to pick yesterday's featured book Mummified Meringues by Leighann Dobbs


It's December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!

I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 


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Title: A Vicarage Christmas (The Holley Sisters of Thornthwaite Book 1)

Author: Kate Hewitt

Grab your free copy here

A Christmas read set in an English village, how could I not choose this book for today? I always get nostalgic for England this time of year so this seemed like the perfect choice to cuddle up with. 

About the book: 


Welcome to Thornwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District… where homecomings happen and surprises are in store for the four Holley sisters…
Anna Holley, the third of four sisters, has always felt a little bit forgotten. A family tragedy when she was a child had her retreating deep into shyness, and social anxiety kept her on the fringes of the cozy chaos of the busy vicarage.
After several years away from home, Anna returns for Christmas... and an important announcement from her father. As much as she once loved the village, coming back is hard and puts Anna's social capabilities to the test.
Avoiding her sisters’ bossy questions, she heads out to the local pub one night, and meets a handsome stranger nursing a pint. Somehow, unburdened by expectations, Simon seems like the perfect person to spill all her secrets to—including a hopeless, long-held crush on her sister’s boyfriend. Confident she’ll never see him again, Anna returns home… only to discover the next day that Simon is actually her father’s new curate!
Anna is beyond mortified, but Simon won’t let her retreat into her usual shyness—and for once Anna is forced to confront the past, and all the fears and feelings she’d tried so long to hide. But with his own heartache that needs to heal, can Simon help Anna to make this the most magical Christmas either of them have known?





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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Book Advent Calendar Day 1


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It's 1st December and that means the count down to Christmas is on. This year I decided to set up a special advent calendar where I'll be featuring a different book every day. You'll be able to grab a free copy of each book on the day it's featured. That means 24 free reads!

So, over the next 24 days I'll be offering you the chance to get your hands on some great books, from a variety of genres, all for free!

I'll be visiting Amazon each day and selecting a book at random from their free list. I'm not even sure which books I'll be featuring yet so it'll be a surprise for me too. 

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Title: Mummified Meringues (Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery Series Book 10)

Author: Leighann Dobbs

Grab your free copy here

I was super happy to find this book among the free titles on Amazon this morning as I've enjoyed numerous other titles in this series. If you like cosy mysteries, this series is well worth checking out. 

About the book:

*** USA Today Bestseller ***
Murder hits a little too close to home for bakery owner Lexy Baker when a grim discovery is made in her homicide detective husband, Jack's, basement.
With Jack as the main suspect, Lexy has to turn up the heat and find the real killer while still trying to whip up the perfect meringue cookie recipe for the Brook Ridge Falls Desserts Contest. Normally, she would enlist the aid of her amateur detective grandmother, Nans. Except ...
Nans has a secret and is uncustomarily disinterested in investigating. Not to be daunted, Lexy turns to her iPad-toting posse of grandma sleuths who help her sift through the clues in an investigation that keeps dishing up the most unlikely suspects.
When a surprising twist causes Lexy to suspect those closest to her, it makes her wonder if some things from the past aren't better left alone.


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This month I'm teaming up with the Bookish Blog Hops crew again for another blog hop. A whole month of bookish questions and answers with this fantastic group of book bloggers.

As always, I'm kicking things off with the first stop. 

Are you a book blogger, and want to join us for future blog hops? 

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Currently Reading


For today's stop we're sharing about what we're currently reading. 

At the moment I'm in the process of reading The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri. My dad is a bit obsessed with this series and convinced me to give it a go. 

About the book:
The Shape of Water is the first in Andrea Camilleri's wry, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series, featuring Inspector Montalbano.

The goats of Vigàta once grazed on the trash-strewn site still known as the Pasture. Now local enterprise of a different sort flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes of every flavour. But their discreet trade is upset when two employees of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company discover the body of engineer Silvio Luparello, one of the local movers and shakers, apparently deceased in flagrante at the Pasture. The coroner's verdict is death from natural causes - refreshingly unusual for Sicily.
But Inspector Salvo Montalbano, as honest as he is streetwise and as scathing to fools and villains as he is compassionate to their victims, is not ready to close the case - even though he's being pressured by Vigàta's police chief, judge, and bishop.
Picking his way through a labyrinth of high-comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta firepower, and carefully planted false clues, Montalbano can be relied on, whatever the cost, to get to the heart of the matter.

I'm currently at 21% and so far I'm enjoying it. Will be interesting to see what happens. 


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Here's what the rest of the gang are reading at the moment:


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I’m currently reading ‘The Secret Commonwealth’ by Philip Pullman. It’s the second volume in the Book of Dust trilogy and is set 7 years after His Dark Materials ends. I’ve been so excited to get started on this book! His Dark Materials ranks highly among my favourite books of all time. We even called our cat Lyra, after the lead character. I’m only a few chapters in but getting to return to Lyra (the book character, not my cat) and her world feels like returning to an old friend. And I can’t wait to find out what she’s been up to in the interceding years.


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Right now I am currently reading The Whisper Man. I’m a little less than halfway through it! This book has been completely hyped this year so I was a little worried about reading it. Thankfully the hype hasn’t destroyed it for me. The Whisper Man is a creepy thriller where children go missing. The authorities are having a hard time finding them and are baffled by who could have taken them. It’s been awhile since a book has truly freaked me out but there are parts of this book that are beyond creepy!


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I’m listening to the A Charm of Magpies series by KJ Charles, a historical paranormal M/M Romance. I’ve finished the three main books and am now listening to stories set in the same world. The magic concept completely pulled me in. And I love this combination of fairytale and Romance. I stumbled over the author because she was the editor of one of my favorite books of 2019 but it took me until now to actually get to it. It was a pretty big surprise to find that A Charm of Magpies got quite some hype and I had never even heard of it. I will definitely read more of KJ Charles’ books!




December reading is probably my favorite! I love reading stories set at Christmas time. I am currently in the midst of reading Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove. Lovegrove has done a great job of imitating Sir Arthur Conon Doyle’s voice. The story is set in the days before Christmas in 1890. Sherlock and Watson’s new client, Miss Eve Allerthrope believes she is being haunted by a Christmas demon, the Black Thurrick. It’s a fun departure from the holiday romances I’ve been reading. And, if you like Sherlock Holmes, you’ll enjoy this new tale.


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Chaos Theory Initiation by Aubrey Ballard! This book is just what I want, thrilling action, suspense, a little romance and a flawed and heroic heroine. It’s also not what I want, a YA, dystopian and science fiction novel. I’m only about 75 pages in so jury’s still out with my overall verdict.


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I’m about halfway through an ARC of Blood & Ash by Deborah Wilde. It’s an Urban Fantasy that is set to come out January 2020. It’s my first book by the author but I was excited to pick it up. The tagline grabbed me on this book: A Snarky Urban Fantasy Detective Series. All of my favorite things! 


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I haven’t started a print book in a while, because I’m neck-deep in National Novel Writing Month (affectionately known as “NaNoWriMo”) and struggling to stay afloat in my writing, so reading kind of takes “second fiddle” as it were.
That being said, there are a couple books that I’ve started reading or am intending to read as soon as December hits, and so I’ll share those for my “currently reading”! 
On my Kindle, I’m reading through A Dash of Fiend by Amy Hopkins. It’s the second book in her “cozy urban fantasy mystery” series, the Talented Series. She originally published them as more of a “hard urban fantasy”, under different titles, and I had all of those back in the day, and got the first two reviewed, before she pulled them and announced that she was rebranding/revising/re-titling the whole series. I liked them from the very first (my own summation of the series would be “If Hermione Granger decided to settle down and open a tea shop where she used magic to enchant the brews”) and I like these new versions even more! If you’re feeling nostalgic for Harry Potter and want some more of that enchanting brand of magic, with characters that will win your heart from the very start--look no further than the Talented series!!
The other book I’m reading is for my MASSIVE ( and ever-growing) list of indie titles I’ve downloaded or won in a giveaway, for the purposes of reviewing them on my blog. On the list is Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers. I picked it up at a cover reveal/release party for another paranormal/urban fantasy author I follow, R. R. Virdi, and I’ve heard that he’s very similar. It opens with a “Minotaur-tipping” scene, so it can’t be terrible! 
The next print book I’m reading is the last one I checked out from the library a couple months ago, the start of a new series from David Baldacci, titled Long Road To Mercy. It’s apparently his first series with a female protagonist--the only other happening to be his attempt at YA fantasy, the Vega Jane series, which was marginally well-done but in no way the caliber of his adult thrillers! I’m holding my breath for this one, but I’ve got high hopes. Baldacci has yet to completely fail me!


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I’ve just started reading Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, which is the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles. The first book in the series, Nevernight, left me with more feelings than I could handle - I did have to stop reading near the end and take a few, deep, calming breaths, lest I throw the damned thing across the room - and I just HAD to immediately start the next one… Whether I’m emotionally ready for it, that’s a whole other matter!



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Don't forget to check out the next stop of the blog hop tomorrow, where we'll be talking about the last books we read at www.thebookwormmummy.com

Join the conversation by letting us know what book are you currently reading in the comments below. 

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