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The Fragrance of Death (A Sally Solari Mystery) by Leslie Karst

About The Fragrance of Death

The Fragrance of Death (A Sally Solari Mystery) Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Setting – California Severn House; Main edition (August 2, 2022) Hardcover : 224 pages ISBN-10 : 1448309034 ISBN-13 : 978-1448309030 Digital ASIN : B09V878YNB

Restaurateur Sally Solari has a nose for trouble, but when her sense of smell goes missing, it’s not just her career on the line . . . it’s her life.

 

Restaurateur Sally Solari is a champion, both in the kitchen and on the case, but after getting mixed up in one too many murders, she’s noticed her nonna’s friends have now taken to crossing themselves when they see her in the street. Adding to her woes, a sinus infection has knocked out her sense of smell, making cooking on the hot line difficult, indeed. Nevertheless, Sally is determined to stay out of trouble and focus on her work.

 

But then her old acquaintance Neil Lerici is murdered at the annual Santa Cruz Artichoke Cook-Off, and her powers of investigation are called into action once more. Could Neil have been killed by the local restaurant owner who took his winning spot at the competition? Or maybe by one of his siblings, who were desperate to sell the family farm to a real estate developer?

 

Sally plunges headfirst into the case, risking alienating everyone she knows – including the dapper Detective Vargas, who finds her sleuthing both infuriating and endearing. And soon it’s not only her restaurant and tentative new relationship that are on the line – it’s her life . . .

 

The Fragrance of Death is a non-stop fun cozy mystery that will keep your mind buzzing and your mouth watering, and contains a selection of delicious recipes to cook at home.

About Leslie Karst

Leslie Karst is the author of the Lefty Award-nominated Sally Solari culinary mystery series. The daughter of a law professor and a potter, she waited tables and sang in a new wave rock band before deciding she was ready for “real” job and ending up at Stanford Law School. It was during her career as a research and appellate attorney in Santa Cruz, California, that Leslie rediscovered her youthful passion for food and cooking and once more returned to school—this time to earn a degree in culinary arts.

Now retired from the law, Leslie spends her time cooking, cycling, gardening, singing alto in her local community chorus, and of course writing. She and her wife and their Jack Russell mix split their time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawai‘i.

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Prince of L.A. by Patricia Logan

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Prince of L.A. By Patricia Logan

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FBI Files, Book 1

Special Agent Leo Reeves is new to the FBI’s L. A. field office. His career has been on track since the day he joined the bureau. He loves his job as profiler and being assigned to a new team in one of the busiest offices in the nation, will be the opportunity of a lifetime…if he can put the past behind him. The face Leo shows the world is strong, focused, dependable, and capable. The long list of citations in his file only serve to prove how good he is.

If he could only forget he was sired by a monster.

Former Marine Staff Sergeant, Max Prince, leads by example. Whether it means protecting men in battle, working for the US Marshal service, or being the best damn field agent the FBI has ever seen, he brings a special kind of bravery to the job. His teammates depend on his ready smiles, his funny jokes, and know him as the capable agent he’s proven to be. They never see the man who buried his heart eight years ago.

The last thing he wants is to fall for the new guy.

When a serial killer suddenly starts targeting innocents, both men have trouble pinning down who they’re dealing with. With victimology all over the place, Leo can’t make sense of a profile and Max simply wants to put the bastard away before he murders anyone else. The case is maddening but worse, the attraction the two men find every time they look at each other, is beginning to get in the way.

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International bestselling author Patricia Logan, resides in Los Angeles, California. The author of several #1 bestselling romances in English, Italian, French, and Spanish lives in a small house with a large family. When she’s not writing her next thriller or paranormal romance, she’s watching her grandchildren grow up way too soon, and raising kids who make her proud every day. One of her favorite tasks is coaxing nose kisses from cats who insist on flopping on her keyboard while she types. Married to a wonderful man for 36 years, she counts herself lucky to be surrounded by people who love her and give her stories to tell every day.

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7/30 #BRVL JULY AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Holeshot Christmas




 BRVL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Lynn Michaels





Holeshot Christmas

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Series: Holeshot

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GAY ROMANCE

Did jumping into marriage too fast put the brakes on their future?

The holiday season has arrived. It’s their first Christmas as a married couple, and newlyweds Davey and Tyler are experiencing more than a few relationship pains. They need to find a new racer for the Apex team, and jealousy over the new addition sparks between them.

They’ve come such a long way, but their relationship progressed faster than souped up dirt bikes. Was it too fast?

The two men are forced to slow down and reexamine their love and what they want for the future because Christmas isn’t all racetracks and dirt bikes.

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Holeshot Christmas is third in the series but can be read as a standalone. Also check out how Davey and Tyler get together in The Holeshot!
Book 4 – Bike Business – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V1C2W6V
Book 5 – Tricky Tracks – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098PH6MRS
excerpt:

Christmas Eve

Tyler bounced into the main room of the house he shared with Davey at the Ranch, carrying two carefully wrapped packages. They’d decorated the room with a huge Christmas tree, so big they’d needed a ladder to get to the top branches. Tyler had also decorated the rest of the room, including the garlands and lights on Davey’s 250 bike-trophy that still took center stage in the room. He’d put a big red bow on the center of the handlebars, too. Davey had laughed, but Tyler thought it was just perfect.

Everything was pretty close to perfect. This would be their first Christmas as husbands, and they wanted to spend it right here in their own home. It was a little hard on Tyler, though, missing his family and Janie. They all had their own Christmas back in Colorado. Tyler missed them terribly, but he couldn’t think of anywhere he’d rather be. The ranch had become his home—there with Davey. Besides, they would be going over to see Davey’s cousin the next day. Dillon needed family, too.

Tyler plopped down on the couch beside Davey and handed him one of the packages. “Christmas Eve present.”

“What? What’s this?”

Tyler held up the other box. “I have one, too. It’s tradition.”

“It is?” Davey looked at Tyler, skeptically, and shook his box. It was the obvious size of a garment box, wrapped in red, foiled paper that had little tiny wreaths printed all over it. Tyler’s was the same, only the print was Christmas trees.

“Yes. Open it. Open it.”

Davey chuckled and shook the box some more. “You’re like a kid.”

“Stop shaking it and open it already.”

“Fine.” Davey grabbed the paper with one hand and crinkled it, ripping it right off of the package with a diabolical grin. Then, he broke the tape along the sides of the white box that had been hidden inside the paper and slowly pulled the top off. He fingered through the tissue paper until he reached the soft cotton fabric below. He pulled the garment out of the box. “What is this?”

“Jammies. For us to wear. Hold it up.”

Davey pulled the pajamas out of the box and held them up. They were navy blue with a hood and a zipper that went down the front, splitting the Superman icon down the middle. They also had feet in them like children’s pajamas. The look on Davey’s face made Tyler giggle. “Try them on.”

“Uh…really? I don’t know.”

“It’s Superman!”

Davey glared at him, so Tyler held up his box. “I have one, too.”

“What’s yours?”

Tyler ripped into his own box, pulling out similar pajamas, but his were simply stripped blue and green—no superheros. “I’ve tried this on and seriously, you’re gonna love it.” He wiggled his eyebrows. “Makes my ass look so sexy.”

“Put it on.” Davey was far more interested in Tyler’s gift than his own. It didn’t bother Tyler, though, since they were really both for Davey.

“You too.”

They both stripped off quickly and pulled the new pajamas on. It took all of two seconds after Tyler had his zipped for Davey’s hands to be all over him. Just like he’d wanted. The soft material emphasized every curve of muscle Tyler had, and Davey’s eyes ate him up along with his hands. “Yeah. I like yours. A lot.” He grabbed Tyler’s ass, pulling him closer. Their chests and legs pressed together, and Tyler could feel Davey’s bulge beneath the fabric, pushing against his hip.

“I like yours, too.” Tyler ran his hands up the Superman emblem on Davey’s chest.

“How the hell do I take a piss in this thing?”

Tyler burst out laughing. Leave it to Davey to ruin a sexy moment. 


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Deadly Affair by K.A. Knight & Ivy Fox

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In a Jam by Kate Canterbary



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Releasing August 30, 2022

When Shay Zucconi's step-grandmother died, she left Shay a tulip farm–under two conditions.

First, Shay has to move home to the small town of Friendship, Rhode Island. Second–and most problematic since her fiancé just called off the wedding–Shay must be married within one year. 

Marriage is the last thing in the world Shay wants but she'll do anything to save the only real home she's ever known.

Noah Barden loved Shay Zucconi back in high school. Not that he ever told her. He was too shy, too awkward, too painfully uncool to ask out the beautiful, popular girl. 

A lifetime later, Noah is a single dad to his niece and has his hands full running the family business. That old crush is the farthest thing from his mind.

Until Shay returns to their hometown and turns his life upside down. 



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USA Today Bestseller Kate Canterbary writes smart, steamy contemporary romances loaded with heat, heart, and happy ever afters. Kate lives on the New England coast with her husband and daughter.
 
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The Exception by Eva Winners




Title: The Exception
A Billionaire Kings Series
Prequel Standalone Novel
Author: Eva Winners
Genre: Billionaire Office Romance
Cover Design: Eve Graphic Design
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Models: Vargo & Kiana S.
Release Date: August 16, 2022


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One contract.
One billionaire.

Charming. Devastatingly handsome. Ridiculously rich. Kristoff Baldwin came without warning. He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, and before I could even realize the impact he was making, I was too far gone, despite knowing the consequences of falling.

A future together was the impossible dream. My past haunted me and even he had ghosts of his own.

Then everything changed when his past came after me and my daughters.

There are disguised blessings in every tragedy. Although I can’t help but wonder if my tragedy is about to destroy a once in a lifetime chance at love.

NOTE: This is republished story about Kristoff and Gemma. Changed from single to dual POV and story line revised.








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Eva Winners released her first novel Second Chance At Love in 2020 and has been writing feverishly ever since. She writes about everlasting romance for every century focusing on characters emotional development and always guarantees an HEA.

She loves yoga, wine and her kiddos. In her spare time, she seeks adventures either hiking through trails or exploring the beaches.

Writing books has always been her passion and she brings real life to the forefront in everything she writes about.

Deeply passionate characters and stories will draw you in and you’ll never want to leave.

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Manifesting Desire by Vida Escobar




Title: Manifesting Desire
Author: Vida Escobar
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Liz Heaven
Raven Pages Design
Release Date: August 30, 2022


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Amelia

When my abuelo ran the family, the name Guerrera became the most feared in Miami. Now that I’m in charge, I plan to rule with the same iron fist. I’m as ruthless as he was, so it comes as a shocked when I discover that there’s a traitor in my midst; someone who thinks they can get rid of me. Now my bodyguard won’t leave my side. It annoys me at first — I don’t need a babysitter — but then I get an idea. A crazy good idea.

Aaron

Amelia has been under my skin for years. Her bloodthirsty nature in that unbelievable body? It’s a combination I’ve never been able to ignore. So when someone makes a move to destroy her, I’ll admit, I go a little overboard. And when she asks me to marry her so she can collect her grandmother’s inheritance, I can only say yes. Our relationship is a roller coaster, she frustrates me to no end, and we burn hot and volatile together. The only problem? I want out of the life, and I want to take Amelia with me.







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Vida Escobar is an emerging independent author of contemporary dark romance. She was born in Cuba and came to the United States when she was ten years old. She learned to write and speak English by reading the Percy Jackson Series, House of Night, and many other Young Adult books, which is how she first discovered her love for getting lost in new and wonderful worlds. These days Vida prefers her characters morally grey, and her romance with enough spice to have you blushing.

Vida currently lives in Miami with her two puppies, Toby and Luna, who are her entire world. When she’s not reading or writing she likes cooking, kayaking, and dancing the Miami heat away.


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Beast & Beauty Duet by Clarissa Wild



Beast & Beauty Duet
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance



BEAST
Releasing September 1

He has a beastly instinct to devour everything in his path … until her.

I am the giant, menacing monster, known only as the Beast.
Sold to the mafia as a kid and trained to hunt, my life revolves around brutality and carnage.
My home is a cell made of concrete and iron bars.
And there is nothing I won’t do to be free.
Until her.

The innocent black-haired girl with pretty pink lips, whose father I was supposed to hunt, dares to get in my way.
But when I grab her and look into her eyes, I can’t bring myself to finish the job.
She makes me feel hope. Greed.
And a frenzied desire to touch her.
Taste her.
Make her mine.

I was supposed to destroy everything in my path.
Instead, I took her … and consumed her whole.






EXCERPT

My world is shuttered in darkness.
Behind these bars, I become one with the shadows.
I sleep in them. Breathe in them. Live in them.
I simply just … exist.
Until …
CREAK.
The door at the top of the stairs opens and a sliver of light is cast down into my cell.
Onto me.
Huddled in the corner, I stay put, eyes half-closed but vigilant.
THUD. THUD. THUD.
Two feet slowly appear, as though it costs him great trouble to even walk. Then the rest of his body appears, his chest rising and falling with each step, as if even coming down here costs him a great deal.
Patience.
Energy.
Everything I have.
Everything he doesn’t.
I watch as his wrinkly face comes into view. His lip curls up, barely taking the time to form the words as he spews them. “Beast.”
My nostrils flare at the sound of his voice. At the beckoning and my mandatory call.
But I stay put in my cell, watching him from afar.
A filthy smile appears on his face. “I have a job for you.”
His hand dives into his pocket and he pulls out a photograph of what appears to be a family of just two. A man with a potbelly and a beard just like my owner’s, and a girl with her back towards the camera, huddled over a piano.
My owner approaches my cell and presses the photograph against the bars. “Bring me his head.”
I step out from the shadows and into the light. Every footstep is another thud on the stone ground beneath my feet. His body quakes the closer I get, until my frame towers over his. Until the only thing separating us are thick metal rods.
My house.
My prison.
I snatch the photograph from his hand and study the image carefully, taking in every detail. The colors, the view behind the window, the man’s wretched smile … and the girl’s beautiful, flowing black hair that reminds me of the sea of shadows I call home.
A small strand of hair tucks behind her ear, and an inch of her blushed cheeks are visible, along with the edge of rose coral lips hiding behind the veil of darkness.
A hint of a smile.
Like a promise.
A secret.
I swallow.
“Kill anyone who gets in your way.”
My eyes flicker up to meet his. “Anyone?
“I don’t care.” His lips curl up like a wolf. “Kill. Them. All.”
Kill.
I like that word.
It’s all I’ve ever known.
All I ever understood.
The only thing that will ever get me where I want to be.
Out.




BEAUTY
Releasing September 8

I thought I could escape the Beast … but he already devoured my heart.

When the Beast took me and dragged me back to his cell, I thought my life was over.
In the darkness, he watched me.
Yearned for me.
Tasted me.

He loved my scars, called me a beauty …
Made me irrevocably his.

Until his owner finally let him out …
And his final task was to destroy my father.
The only thing that stood between them was me.

Faced with an impossible choice, I run.
But even the beauty can’t escape the claws of the Beast.







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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

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A Voice In the Silence

A Voice in the Silence

by D.L. Finn

Genre: Paranormal Thriller, Cozy Romance

Drea Burr has experienced more than her share of loss when a stray dog, cat, and rat enter her life. Although the animals start to mend her broken heart, there is something very unusual about them. During a snowstorm, Drea discovers a chilling set of footprints leading to her front window. Both the police and a ghostly messenger warn her about a killer stalking widows. Help comes from her late husband’s best friend, Adam Hale. As the two try to discover answers, more questions arise— about a killer, ghosts, and animals experimented on in a lab.

Can Drea and Adam survive the threats coming from so many directions and save themselves and the animals they’ve grown to love? Or will more tragedy destroy her second chance at happiness? Find out in this thrilling, cozy paranormal adventure.

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D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include adult fiction, poetry, a unique autobiography, and children’s books. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her.

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