Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel #2) by Janet Evanovich
Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel.
When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his twenty-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust. Following clues contained in a cryptic nineteenth-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences. On their way they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and general mayhem.
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A Bad Day for Mercy (Stella Hardesty, #4) by Sophie Littlefield
A Few Good Men by Cat Johnson
An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker, #1) by Jess Michaels
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Well, now. I love it when there’s a nice spread of notable new releases. This week, though the book release calendar is once again relatively clear, there’s a range of stories to look forward to. Some are from established authors, like with Janet Evanovich’s latest mystery series or the new sci-fi novel from Terry Pratchett(!!!). Others are from newer voices, as with Mia March (anything involving Meryl Streep, even tangentially, has gotta be gold!) and Trish Dollar.
I must say, I didn’t have a wish list for this week, but I ended up finding some really unique stuff. The synopsis of Existence (a high-concept sci-fi tale about a space garbage collector) looks simply phenomenal. And This is Not a Test sounds like superb YA horror. (I must admit; I don’t believe I’ve yet read anything that could qualify as both YA and horror. Thank goodness there’s a first time for everything!) In both cases, it’s going to “buy first, ask questions later.” ^_^ Sometimes, it’s immediately clear that a book is gonna be a fun time.
Find a new book that speaks to you? When you find a must-read title, do you buy it immediately, or do you wait until you plan to actually read it to make the purchase?