Now that you have a new Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone, why not load it up with some wonderful things to read? Throughout the month of January, I’ll be posting suggestions to help you choose a good book to cuddle up with on those cold winter nights!
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ALLEGRA FAIRWEATHER: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR
Humorous paranormal mystery by Janni Nell
Looking for something fun and quirky? Allegra Fairweather is a paranormal investigator, who travels the world dealing with mysteries featuring feral fairies, wacky witches, and sinister selkies. Although none of them gives her as much trouble as her gorgeous guardian angel sidekick, Casper.
Author Janni Nell began writing in her late teens. A few years—okay, a lot of years—and quite a few manuscripts later, her novel Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator was published by Carina Press. There are now four stories in the Allegra series with a fifth due to be released in 2013. When Janni isn’t writing, you can find her line dancing, walking the dog or working in her garden. Janni’s website, Facebook or Twitter.
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Mystery/Private Investigator by Shirley Wells
Read EPIC Award finalist Silent Witness if solving a puzzle along with an unconventional and often reluctant private investigator is your thing. This multi-layered mystery concerns a man imprisoned for the brutal murder of his ex-wife. He swears he’s innocent but the evidence is damning. And if he didn’t kill her, who did?
“Appealing protagonists, a tight plot and an engaging writing style keep the story moving at a brisk pace. Shirley Wells does a brilliant job keeping the killer’s identity under wraps. Silent Witness is a top-notch murder mystery that I highly recommend.” – Book Reviews and More
“For a mystery series with heart, soul, great characters, and perplexing puzzles to solve I heartily recommend the Dylan Scott series.” – Manic Readers
Author Shirley Wells is a Brit. She was born and raised in the Cotswolds, where her headmaster wrote on her school report–Shirley is content to dream her life away. Years later–as an adult living in Cyprus–it dawned on her that this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing and that fellow dreamers, in the guise of fiction writers, had been getting away with it for centuries. She’s now settled in Lancashire, where the Pennines provide the inspiration and setting for her popular mystery novels. And she’s still content to dream her life away. Website : Facebook : Twitter
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Tudor historical mystery by Joss Alexander
Want to know what life was like for the underdogs in the dangerous England of 1524? Find out in this compelling historical mystery about Bryony, an illiterate gypsy girl, toiling as a laundress for the devious scholars of the University of Cambridge. A brace of murders, accusations of witchcraft and the elusive promise of love are all thrown into the Tudor cooking pot. With the university authorities eager to solve the crimes, Bryony is forced into a wary alliance with
Luke Hobson, a taciturn local tradesman. But can she persuade him to trust her? And should she risk trusting him?
‘The author does a fantastic job of bringing 16th century Cambridge to life.’ – All
‘A rewarding read as it has depth and power and the ending is one the reader
might be able to work out, without being a foregone conclusion.’ – Love romances
Author Joss Alexander first got into print in a national newspaper when she was 7, winning a poetry competition. Sounds impressive, but she was living in Southern Yemen and the Crater Times did not exactly have a mass market circulation of millions. She has been writing ever since, fitting careers as a teacher, editor, jet-setting professional beggar and storyteller into her writing life. She has written six non-fiction books; Tainted Innocence is her first novel.
Find Joss Alexander on Twitter @Joss1524, Facebook and her blog.
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Some books fit more than one category — such as Paranormal Mystery or Erotic Historical — so be sure to visit all of the links for some great reads.
Jan 7 – Science Fiction
Jan 9 – Paranormal
Jan 11 – Western
Jan 14 – Steampunk
Jan 16 – Historical Romance
Jan 18 – Erotic
Jan 21 – Romantic Suspense
Jan 23 – Regency
Jan 25 – Mystery
Jan 28 – Contemporary Romance
Jan 30 – Fantasy