Saturday, March 17, 2018


Series:  Daley Buzz Cozy Mysteries #2
Author:  Meredith Potts
Narrator:  Lisa Beacom
Length:  4 hrs and 12 mins
Publish Date:   01.28.2018
Publisher:  Meredith Potts
Category /Genre:  Cozy Mystery, Suspense
Recommended for:  14+ due to content
Listenability:  OK  or  NSFW
Received from:  Meredith Potts (as an Audible gifted copy)
Tour by:  Audiobookworm Promotions
Date completed: 03.16.2018

Description from the publisher:
Sabrina's friend, Shannon, convinces Sabrina to visit a psychic with her. They are both given startling predictions but only partial ones. When Sabrina goes back to ask for more the next day, she finds Miss Terri dead.
CARAMELS WITH A SIDE OF MURDER is the second book in the Daley Buzz Cozy Mysteries.  They do need to be read in the order of release.

Even better than the first book.  The new narrator was a great improvement, too.  Ms. Beacom has a very nice voice and does the characters well.  She has “theater of the mind” down pat!

I enjoyed the story of the psychic who couldn’t see her own death in the cards.  I guess you can’t read your own?  The side story of Sabrina’s friend, Shannon, trying to decide between her two guys and the tizzy Miss Terri’s prediction is leaving her in is another source of giggles for me.  I could just imagine how the poor girl is second guessing herself.  How was this psychic doing so well for herself and why hadn’t anyone killed her in frustration sooner!?

As a cozy mystery, Ms. Potts did a great job!  She kept me guessing and entertained.  I truly loved it and hope to read/listen to more of this series as they come available.

Note:  while I was given this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

The Daley Buzz Cozy Mysteries:
2.      Caramels with a Side of Murder
3.      Apple Pie with a Side of Murder
4.      Lemon Bars with a Side of Murder
5.      Cookies with a Side of Murder
6.      Halloween Candy with a Side of Murder
7.      Christmas Cookies with a Side of Murder
8.      Gelato with a Side of Murder
9.      Chocolate Cake with a Side of Murder
10.  Cupcakes with a Side of Murder
Also from Meredith Potts:
·         College Can Be Murder
·         Deadpan Murder
·         Killer Amnesia
·         The Last Frontier of Murder
·         Murder in Happy Creek
The Hope Hadley series:
1.      Fame is a Killer
2.      Fishing for Murder
3.      Murder of a Yoga Instructor
4.      Drowning in Deceit
5.      A Not So Merry Christmas Murder
6.      Killer Injustice
7.      Murder of a Restaurant Critic
8.      Murder of a Movie Producer
9.      The Killer Holiday Office Party
10.  Murder Hits Close to Home


Thursday, March 15, 2018

KISSED BY A COWBOY by Lacy Williams

Series:  Heart of Oklahoma #1
Author:  Lacy Williams
Publisher:  Lacy Williams Books
Publish Date:   02.02.2017
Narration by:  Em Eldridge
Length:  2 hours 30 mins
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Lacy Williams (as an Audible gifted copy)
Goodreads link: Kissed by a Cowboy
Date completed: 03.02.2018

Description from the publisher:
Just shy of her thirtieth birthday, Haley Carston returns to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She thinks she's ready for this homecoming. She's spent years escaping her perpetual shyness and being Katie Michaels' tag-along friend, but being back in her hometown brings back a lot of old memories, especially when she is faced with the cowboy she never forgot Katie's older brother, Maddox.

Twelve years ago, Maddox Michaels was supposed to be somebody. He had everything. A football scholarship. A Division I team scouting him. Maybe even a chance at the pros. Now, he's a burned-out cowboy working day and night to stay ahead of his brother's medical bills and keep their family farm from going bankrupt. And trying to be a father-figure for his niece, Olivia.

When Haley and Olivia start spending time together, Maddox can't help remembering those dreams that died alongside his sister. Will being with Haley open his heart to new dreams?

KISSED BY A COWBOY is the first book in the Heart of Oklahoma series.  I don’t know yet if they will need to be read in order, though this story was complete with no loose ends.

One of the things I liked best about this story is that there were no millionaires.  These were normal, honest, hard-working people who are making it through life just like the rest of us.  They have bills and dreams.  They have heartbreak and hope.  They have tears and laughter.  I loved it.  I loved Katie and could completely understand her shy, quiet nature.  I felt so much for Maddox, who had the world by the horns, but has put family before his own dreams.  And I cheered as they found their dreams together.  There were also the dreams of a little girl to be nurtured and they made me smile as well.

All in all, this story was a big happy heart from start to finish, with just enough angst to make it interesting.

I loved listening to this story and hope I get to hear more from this author and this series.

What a sweet surprise!  This gift came in my email – no contest, not my birthday, just a sweet surprise.  Thank you Lacy!  Note:  while I was given this book as a gifted Audio book, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Heart of Oklahoma series:
1.      Kissed by a Cowboy
2.      With Love, Cowboy
3.      Mistletoe Cowboy
4.      Cowgirl for Keeps
5.      Jingle Bell Cowgirl
6.      Heart of a Cowgirl
7.      Three Days with a Cowboy
8.      Prodigal Cowgirl
Also from Lacy Williams:
·         The Butterfly Bride
·         Happily Ever Afters Guaranteed
·         Heart of Gold
·         How to Lose a Guy in 10 Dates
·         The Homesteader’s Sweetheart
·         Kate’s Valentine
·         Love Letters from Cowboy
·         Love’s Glimmer (First Street Church Romance)
·         Santa Next Door
·         Secondhand Cowboy
·         Wagon Train Sweetheart
Cowboy Fairytales Series:
1.      Once Upon a Cowboy
2.      Cowboy Charming
3.      The Toad Prince
4.      The Beastly Princess
5.      The Lost Princess
6.      A Fairytale Christmas
Snowbound in Sawyer Creek Series:
1.      Soldier Under the Mistletoe
2.      The Nanny’s Christmas Wish
3.      The Rancher’s Unexpected Gift
Triple H Brides Series:
1.      Kissing Kelsey
2.      Courting Carrie
3.      Stealing Sarah
4.      Keeping Kayla
5.      Melting Megan
Wild Wyoming Hearts Series:
1.      Marrying Miss Marshall
2.      Counterfeit Cowboy
3.      Cowboy Pride
4.      Courted by a Cowboy
Wyoming Legacy Series:
1.      Roping the Wrangler
2.      Return of the Cowboy Doctor
3.      The Wrangler’s Inconvenient Wife
4.      A Cowboy for Christmas
5.      Her Convenient Cowboy
6.      Her Cowboy Deputy