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Pineapple Land War: A women sleuth cozy mystery (Pineapple Port Mysteries Book 4) by Amy Vansant

Enter the series at any book - each is a complete standalone mystery!

When your day starts with a man stuck to the top of a sailboat mast, things have to get better, don’t they?

When real estate tycoon Bucky Bloom is found stuck to the end of a sailboat mast, a land war erupts in Pineapple Port. Amateur sleuth Charlotte Morgan is commissioned to solve Bucky’s murder, but soon finds herself embroiled in a competition masterminded by her boyfriend’s crazy ex, the ever-nefarious Stephanie.

Pineapple Hurricane: Stormy secrets and a murder mystery... by Amy Vansant

When a Pineapple Port resident is found dead during an approaching hurricane, Charlotte fears someone’s trying to disguise murders as storm-related accidents. The first two victims have more than the storm in common – both were hoarding valuable storm supplies like toilet paper and water.

Hm. Maybe the killer is karma!

Bringing together the area’s community leaders to spread a warning could lead to even more trouble. Last time the Five Families got together, someone ended up dead. But things could be much deadlier if Declan’s crazy ex is right and the Puzzle Killer's broken out of prison…

And did that lamppost just explode, or is someone trying to kill Charlotte and Declan?

Charlotte vows to solve the crime before the storm hits. Mariska and Darla vow to find some toilet paper for sale, even if they have to call in help from their old neighbor, the revenge-genius, Gloria.

Buckle down for a blustery ride as the storm hits!



I ran through the over two hundred submissions and a stunning number of Quokkas—I had to look it up! (they are cute!) Otters, Hedgehogs also did well... I have the new cover almost ready, and I'll post it for you next time to reveal the winning animal, but for today, I need to award 20 winners of the latest book, which is the new Shee McQueen book out today.

Here are the randomly selected winners! (if there was no last name I used another bit of info so you know it is you).

  • Helen "momrobare"
  • Bekah "wooly"
  • Lori Hendel
  • Kandy Thome
  • Deb Lavery
  • Carolyn Soltas 
  • Jackie Kripas
  • Jo Ann 1952
  • Linda Stitt
  • Robin Panza
  • Paula MadMax 
  • Renee Pararom
  • Elaine Sherm
  • Renee Portnell
  • Deb Hickman
  • Paula 12
  • Penny Springtime
  • Christy Palmer
  • Carol Cats
  • Yvonne Schreck
  • Andrea Revals
  • Sharon Rose of
  • Laura Breen
  • Trish K8
  • Darla Archer
  • Lynda Langston

I got quite a few interesting stories too! Here are a few!

Baby Fawn - we found one on our porch last week early one morning. He was the most adorable thing. He must have been left in the bushes, but he got up and came closer to the front door for warmth. Momma came back for him once she had finished foraging. Oh, but he was so sweet.

I think a marbled color Guinea Pig dressed as a woman. As for the colors of the outfit, I like Shades of Pink or the color is up to you. (I don't know what is funnier, the fact that the Guinea Pig should be dressed as a woman or that the reader had a color preference for the outfit!)

How about a parakeet? As a child, I had several. Biscuit was the cutest and very smart. My mother would open his cage door in the morning and tell him to wake me up. He would fly into my bedroom, land on the bed by my head and chirp into my ear. He would say, "Wake up." He was very affectionate and loved perching on my shoulder. Biscuit was a very special friend for an only child. He helped me get through many difficult days, and I have never forgotten him.

How about a gorgeous blue gold macaw. They can be quite intelligent, talkative, and often like to be held and even cradled like a baby.

How about a tarantula? Just found on on my door they do make quite an impression lol 

I would love a dog. A Maltipoo half Maltese half poodle. I have one her name is Mika Bella. Mika - Hebrew meaning - Gift from God Bella - Spanish meaning - Beautiful. I love her to a very lot. She's my emotional support dog. I have schizophrenia and she helps me stay at an even level. She's not trained for this. But she has woken me up, early in the morning because my sugar dropped to 45. I'm a diabetic type 2. She's very spoiled rotten. She works very hard. So she deserves to be spoiled. 

I miss the chipmunks from the Midwest. We only get a few here at a National Park. They love to stuff their mouths! Best here is a squirrel that loves to tease my dogs with her big bushy tail. Sits on the fence and laughs at them as they trot back and forth under her. Good thing she has those nails to keep from falling!

I'm not sure how you could work this in but my choice is a QUOKKA, an Australian animal. They always seem to be smiling but do have a dark side. When under threat they throw their babies at the attacker! (Maybe the babies are actually middle schoolers which would be understandable!) LOL 


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Newspaper admin assistant Amber is plunged into the exciting and intriguing world of sleuthing thanks to a desperate phone call, a murdered celebrity and a deadline to catch a killer before they strike again...

Murder At The Baby Shower (Joe McCullen Cozy Mystery Series Book 3)Murder At The Baby Shower (Joe McCullen Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by Tanya R. Taylor NEW RELEASE


Secrets, Lies, and Murder.

Victoria Harvard has the perfect life - a successful career, a doting husband and now a baby on the way. She'd spent the better part of a decade fixing what had nearly destroyed her and has now become a local celebrity.

But someone is privy to a shocking secret that threatens to ruin everything she holds dear and she will do whatever it takes to see that the past remains deeply buried.

Will such a secret result in Murder and if so...will it be her own?

As the Grimoire Pages Turn (Murder, She Witches Book 1) by Kat McGee

The first major event at the reopened Three Witches Bookstore goes terribly wrong when the new owner discovers a body in the reading nook.

Fiftyish cozy mystery novelist and spell writer Octavia Grimstone has a run-in with a memoir writer, as do a slew of other suspects, including the local mayor who broadcasts a threat over a hot microphone through the state-of-the-art sound system.

The demise of the bless-her-heart snarky author of the tell-all witch memoir does not bode well for Octavia and her bookstore co-owners. Nor does dealing with the ancient cranky cat set on bringing the bookstore back to its former glory, minus two of the three current owners. (The familiar’s not particular about which witches but insists two must go.)

Octavia and Witch Doctor Cassius Drake get off to an awkward start due to her being a primary murder suspect. As an official broom-riding, countrified middle-aged witch, she is forced to battle the curse the memoirist cast on the bookstore. Yet she must solve the mystery since the lives of other community writers are at stake.

Amid a brewing author group rivalry, the possibility of unexpected romance, and warnings from the centuries-old scraggly black cat, Octavia struggles to finish writing her current cozy. Which seems more and more impossible as murder, she witches, and the grimoire pages turn.


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