I hope that you have had a wonderful April. Mine was absolutely jam packed between work and Camp NaNoWriMo, but I had an excellent time being part of the hosting team for it. You can check out the cool images I made to go with my current WIP on Instagram.
I don’t really have any more news, but I am taking part of a cool promo for audiobooks. Check it out!
Here’s what Monica on Audible said about Hugs & Quiches:
This is a fun foodie romance enhanced by a super talented narrator. It feels like you stepped through the TV screen on your favorite cooking challenge show and then get to pull the curtain and peek behind the scenes. The competition will have you rooting for chefs Amelia and Zoe to win the prize and each other. Kudos to Ms. Harper the author for her encyclopedic knowledge of the food that gives the story its bona fides. Caroline Stacey the narrator brings the story to life with a cast of different voices. This book was a nice change from some tired tropes. Recommend you curl up with a glass of wine and a stocked refrigerator and binge listen to this slow burn (romance not the food) novel.
What I’ve Been Reading:
- The Plot Is Murder – V.M. Burns
- This cozy mystery series features a retired Black teacher in Michigan who opens a mystery book shop after her husband dies, only to have the real estate agent get murdered in her backyard. When she’s accused of murdering him, she turns to sleuthing to figure out the truth.Of course, her entire family, her poodles -and her grandmother’s friends from the local retirement village- pitches in to help, setting us up for an excellent cozy environment. The whole series has been great so far.
- Swordheart by T. Kingfisher
- Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle’s estate… and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel.When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her own in-laws… and the sword itself may prove to be the greatest threat of all…
- Teach Me by Olivia Dade
- There’s a new history teacher at Rose Owens’ high school, and thanks to a misogynistic administrator, he’s taken over her AP classes and her classroom during her planning period. She’s determined to keep him at arms length, but that’s hard when he is a great teacher and a great person.
- Pierced Peony by Dahlia Donovan
- This is the second book in a cozy mystery series featuring Pineapple “Motts” Mottley, an autistic and asexual woman who inherited a cottage in Cornwall. She finds an old dead body in her garden and has to investigate to find out the answer.In the second book, she takes a walk with a detective inspector and discovers the body of an old woman floating in the ocean. She’s told to stay away, but when has that ever stopped an investigator?