WANT SOME FREE COZY MYSTERY BOOKS?
So I was chatting to some of my author friends the other day about how amazing our readers were and we found ourselves wondering, 'What would our readers like? What could we give them as a thank you for all their loyalty and support?' And the answer was immediately, blazingly obvious...
FREE BOOKS. YAY. I mean who doesn't like free stuff, right? I love it!! We all love it. And so we all agreed that we would give away our books to each other's readers as a huge THANK YOU. For without all of you, we are nothing.
So here we go. 20 FREE Cozy Mystery Books for you to check out. They'll only be available from the 7th - 14th April so get in quick and download all those you want.
Cocoa and Chanel
by Donna Joy Usher
Faced with the unattractive options of an affair with her boss’s husband or the unknown, Chanel Smith chooses the unknown and unwittingly traps herself into joining the New South Wales’ Police Force. More interested in fashion than felony, Chanel staggers through training and finds herself posted to the forces most notorious crime hot spot, King's Cross, where she becomes entangled in a case of the worst kind - a serial killer targeting young women.
As she is drawn further into the seedy underworld in her attempt to unravel the truth, Chanel makes new friends, new enemies and draws the attention of the killer. Can she solve the case in time, or will she become the killer’s next victim?
The LA Lights Starter Library
by Di Jones
THE AUDITION: Will her talent take her all the way to Hollywood?
Tessa Taylor is a regular girl; a college student with small problems and big dreams. Her dream, like so many others of her age, is to make it big as an actress in Los Angeles. But even though she's studying acting, she can't get any traction in her bid to get a job in LA, where all the auditions are. Until the week when things unexpectedly begin to change. Some news in her acting class leads to an exciting opportunity, but chance meetings might compromise her luck. Does Tessa have what it takes to shine in the audition? Download this novelette now and find out.
TAKING THE LEAD: Acting Ambitions. Hollywood Heartbreak. Doggy Deliverance.
What would you do if you were an aspiring actress offered a part in a TV series in Los Angeles…but had to give up everything else important to you to achieve that dream?
Twenty-one-year-old Tessa Taylor drops out of college and leaves her home in Washington, DC, to pursue her lifelong ambition of becoming an actress, but her decision comes at a price. Tinseltown is tough, stardom elusive, and LA exorbitantly expensive.
When her dreams crumble, Tessa struggles. Her heart bruised, she compromises to make ends meet and tries one disastrous job after another. When a fortunate coincidence leads her to a job she never thought she’d do—dog walking—her adventures begin, and a new life, and love, unfold.
Ghosts of Tsavo Box Set
by Vered Ehsani
Jane Austen meets Lara Croft in colonial Kenya. Armed with Victorian etiquette and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in colonial Kenya desperate for a pot of tea. But she’ll need more than that if she’s to unravel a series of African mysteries without being eaten in the process. Fortunately, Miss Knight is a paranormal detective who refuses to let danger, death and unwanted suitors inconvenience her. Pick up Case 1: Ghosts of Tsavo plus the prequel and a beginner’s guide to African supernatural beasties right here.
Blame It On My Boots AND Don't Bet Your Boots Toots
by Kalan Lloyd
Blame It On My Boots: Young Love. New Flames. Sweet Revenge.
When good girl Lilly Atkins meets bad boy Cash Stetson, everyone thinks they need a divine intervention. Sophomore Lilly is intrigued when everyone’s favorite player, Cash Stetson, has her in his sights. Everyone’s telling her to turn and run, but when she glimpses something good underneath that dangerous charm, she just can’t help herself. Will he make a good girl go bad?
Senior Cash’s reputation is state-wide, and not just for his wide receiver skills. But something about little Miss Lilly Atkins and all her sweetness make him want to stake a claim. Everyone knows that bad boys never go good. Will Lilly and Cash stay hotter than a two-dollar pistol? Or will they go down in flames?
Don't Bet Your Boots Toots: Games. Hearts. Risky Business.
Good girl Lilly Atkins has put bad boy Cash Stetson out of her mind. She’s off to college in the fall, ready to find herself and start the path to her dream of being a lawyer. Infamous lothario Cash Stetson is majoring in girls, good times, and late night gambling. Home for the summer, he has plans to run the table on the town of Brooks until he’s back at school. And then, in the middle of the county courthouse… Fate starts to blow on their dice.
College-bound Lilly is incensed when her first heartbreak makes a play for her heart. But something about that Southern charm has her unable to resist. Will she lay all her cards on the table? Undergrad athlete Cash has left a trail of broken hearts and angry women in his wake. When he sees all the wholesome goodness of little Miss Lilly Atkins, it has him remembering what he tried to forget. If he antes up, he’s not sure he can bluff his way through being the kind of guy worthy of Lilly.
Will his luck run out? Will Lilly and Cash put it all on love and let it ride?
by K T Bowes
Rohan Andreyev is the last person Emma expects to meet at an old friend's wedding and it throws her life into disarray. She made someone else a promise many years before; a pact forged for her own protection. She honours it by running from Rohan, just like she did six years earlier.
Emma isn't the only one with secrets. Rohan's are far worse. He's The Actuary, a code name for his mercenary dealings in a business underworld few experience. His job is to neutralise risk, whatever that risk might be. He tracks people for a living and Emma's never been hard to find. He just didn't want to look. Now he does.
As Emma hides in her ruined rental house on an estate not even the police dare to visit, Rohan will seek her out and deliver the awful news. The help she's waiting for just isn't coming.
by Jordaina Sydney Robinson
Dead less than twenty-four hours, with a job that doesn’t pay, a fashion disaster for a uniform and more afterlife rules than she can shake a stick at, Bridget Sway thinks it’s as bad as it can get. And then she finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker.
Since the police are desperate to arrest her for murder, Bridget’s new best friend convinces her the only way to save herself from an eternity in prison is to solve the murder themselves.
With a handsome parole officer watching her every move, an outlaw ghost befriending her and two persistent mediums demanding her attention, solving the murder is not quite as easy as it sounds. And when “murder” turns into “murders” Bridget needs to solve the case … before she becomes the next dead body stuffed in her locker.
Dining with the Dead
by Carrie Marsh
A new receptionist. A mysterious death. A talking cat. A haunting. A village in disguise with dark secrets.
The Woodend Cottage Hotel has stood at the end of Millerfield Village, Kent, for as long as anyone remembers. Miss Laura Howcroft has been receptionist for only three months. The naturally suspicious villagers eye her with suspicion as a “foreigner”. Fortunately, the villagers don't know just how unusual Laura is.
While in every other respect she is an ordinary, if beautiful, receptionist, she has an extra-special ability: she can talk to animals. Especially Monty, her cat. And she can understand what they say back.
When small items start going missing from the hotel, the cook pleads insanity and Farmer Hogarth takes a funny turn, level-headed Laura is the first person anyone asks for help. Laura tends to treat the village goings-on with humor. But then a visitor from London is found dead, and she must take it seriously.
Then, the finger of suspicion points at her, and she must do something to clear her name.
Braving dangerous threats, ghostly sightings and stale apple pie, Laura delves into the dark side of village life. By her side is Howard Lucas, a gentle and soft-spoken doctor with a black-belt in karate, and the indomitable Monty.
Can Laura uncover who is the murderer and what’s the motive. Could she survive those death threats?
Kelly's Koffee Shop
by Dianne Harman
Kelly pulled into the harbor parking lot next to the pier and noticed that Amber’s car wasn’t in its usual place and there was no sign of her. She was usually standing at the door of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, waiting for Kelly to open up. Wonder what that’s all about, she thought.
The local residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly’s Koffee Shop for breakfast, lunch, and lots of gossip. Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen. The townspeople can’t believe what has happened in their sleepy little Oregon seaside town. She identifies five prime suspects, but which one did it?
Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try to determine who the killer is in a murder that’s shocked the town.
Designer Dirty Laundry
by Diane Vallere
Meet Samantha Kidd. Ex-buyer turned trend specialist turns amateur sleuth! She designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director's corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. And when the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, even a chance run-in with hot shoe designer Nick Taylor can't keep her life from unraveling. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and reveals a cast of designers out for blood. Now her job, her love life, and her future are put on hold as she tries to expose a diabolical designer before getting marked down for murder.
Drop Dead Handsome
by M K Scott
The Painted Lady Inn is open for business and limping along in the B and B world. A high school reunion package assembles Donna’s least desirable classmates, including the backstabbing cheerleader, her narcissistic high school crush, and Arnie, whose cheesy poem had everyone calling her, hot mama. It’s all something she liked to forget. These are the normal guests.
An octogenarian self-proclaimed sleuth, Father Christmas, a dognapping couple, and a pair who is copying everything in the Inn to set up their own competitive establishment rounds out the group.
Maria, the sister-in-law, has a matchmaking agenda for Donna. Daniel, her brother, finds himself serving as a referee with one guest’s multiple wives.
Detective Mark Taber is on the trail of the murderer, when he isn’t interfering in a smitten Arnie’s determined bid to woo the no nonsense innkeeper.
High school reunions can be murder.
Raining Men and Corpses
by Anne R. Tan
When it rains, it pours … and this amateur sleuth may be in over her head. Graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in when her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent. Her quest to retrieve the money sets in motion a streak of even worse luck.
First, she stumbles on her advisor's dead body and becomes a suspect in his murder. Next, the only man she's ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case. Raina's having trouble interpreting his signals--does he want to reignite their passion, or just stay close to his prime suspect?
Her life careens further out of control when her grandma shows up at Raina's postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble of her own. As Raina summons her sleuthing skills, she discovers that when it comes to murder, there may be no place for an amateur.
For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.
by Jamie Collins
A failing network. A desperate producer. An unscripted all-female chat-fest to the rescue!
Chief Executive Producer, Bumpy Friedman recognized the need for daytime television programming to step up and answer the call. He would create a new approach to delivering the latest news and gossip—a daily talk show hosted by four high-profile women of varying ages—and an authority on everything from romance to fashion; fiction-writing to interpersonal relationships, all presented in a no-holds-barred forum that would leave viewers with something to talk about.
Sign On! The Prequel that sets the stage for Jamie Collins's four-book "Secrets and Stilettos" series--a fun, fast-moving and binge-worthy indulgence.
Murder at the Inn
by Penelope Sotheby
Inspector Jack Wilson is the best there is. Long-time employee of the Vancouver Police Department, he often pulls double duty on picturesque Graham Island, the idyllic community he was born and raised. Crime is almost non-existent on an island that thrives on its summer tourists, but not today. Jack is headed home to investigate an overnight homicide at his long time friend’s business.
Retirees Maureen and Daniel Bennett inherited the local bed and breakfast, The Last Chance Inn, and have been carefully renovating it for the past ten years. When one of the Bennett’s two guests is found lying in a pool of blood by \ their resident housekeeper, they gather with the inn’s sole occupant and anxiously wait for the authorities to arrive.
When Jack appears on the scene, he knows almost immediately something isn’t adding up. A missing million dollar lottery ticket proves to be the murderer’s motive, but the suspect list is growing. His investigation leads him to the mainland and back as he slowly closes in on the killer. With an island full of locals who are good at keeping secrets, Jack discovers finding the guilty party isn’t going to be as easy as he once thought.
by Diane Rapp
What starts off as a perfect day for Carra Taylor, quickly spirals into a terrifying race to solve a deadly mystery. Carra learns that her friend, Frieda, has been murdered and the dogs in Frieda’s kennel are missing. Frieda was the breeder of Carra’s beloved German Shepherd, Kriegen, who was stolen five years before. Now Carra learns that she’s the heir to Frieda's hefty estate and the next target for a group of killers. As she searches for clues to Frieda’s murder and a series of dog thefts, Carra and her husband Mike, find themselves on a dangerous journey through Frieda’s past. They uncover painful secrets about the woman and learn about a secret breeding project Frieda initiated over fifteen years earlier. Can two amateur sleuths blast through a web of lies to unravel the truth and rescue endangered animals? This mystery/sci-fi novel includes an additional short story.
Hook, Line and Sinker
When grade school teacher Lily Thistle finds the body of a local womanizing garbage man washed up on the beach in her new town, she becomes suspect number one. Can this teacher turned amateur sleuth narrow down who wanted him dead and get the hot chief of police to recognize her as something other than a murder suspect?
The Priest Who Ate a Poison Petit Four
by Kee Patterbee
Finally the wedding day is approaching. Hannah and Hymnal arrive to complete the plans and do all the other things couples do to get ready to marry. The whole family is coming along with friends from Zebulon. Buster is falling for Hymnal's sister, much to his chagrin, Hannah's quirky parents arrive with gifts that are, shall we say, that are not your usual wedding gift. No wedding would be complete without the hilarious Gran & Papa Jay who bring along their Yorkie, Gigantor. Louie arrives with his Bull Mastiff, Critic and Hannah finds a little tyke that is abandoned and quickly names him Hazelnut.
What could go wrong? Well plenty and as usual when Hannah & Hymnal go meet the priest who will marry them at the senior retirement community they find things are not quite right. The officiating priest, Reverend Whipson, has asked her for a favor. He wants her to look into several questionable deaths. How can she say no?
Now, with the help of her new husband, Hannah must find the answers to two questions:
Firstly, who is behind the serial poisoning? And more importantly, why did the priest eat a poison petit four?
Sunny Side Up
by Sonia Parin
With her bitter divorce behind her, Eve Lloyd wants to relax and think about her next step. Paying her aunt, Mira Lloyd, a.k.a. Elizabeth Lloyd, historical romance author, a long overdue visit, she plans on spending a month on Rock-Maine Island lounging around and plotting the launch of her new life. Her ex-husband, however, has other ideas. As for her aunt… she’s gone missing. And now there’s a dead body to contend with and a murder weapon with her fingerprints on it.
A mantle of suspicion hangs over Eve and everyone she encounters has a reason to want her out of the way. Unwilling to leave matters in the hands of swoon worthy Detective Jack Bradford… only because it’s her civic duty to provide a new perspective, Eve Lloyd engages the assistance of her new friend and fellow suspect, Jill Saunders. They both stumble their way through a long list of possible motives and suspects in a race to find the killer before either one turns into the next victim.
by Donna Huston Murray
Fierce competitor Iffy Bigelow gets herself strangled at the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show; and if she ever wants to hear the end of it, amateur-detective Ginger Barnes must unearth whoever killed her mother's dear old friend.
The Vigilante Vignette
by Larissa Reinhart
When Cherry Tucker makes a mercy call on a neighbor, she’s roped into a quid pro quo deal—if Cherry recovers a stolen family heirloom, the neighbor will use his family clout to help her with some zoning issues. If she fails, the expression “someone’s got her goat” will take on a whole new meaning for Cherry. And when she discovers a thievery ring, illegal auctions, and some green-eyed emotions after spotting Luke where she doesn’t expect him—well, it’s just another hilarious day in Halo, Georgia.
Bed & Breakfast Bedlam
Abby L Vandiver
Logan Dickerson is an archaeologist who feels she'll always live in the shadow of her famous mother. To prove her worth, she jumps the fence at a federally protected archaeological site. Not such a good idea. Now she's on the run from the FBI. Ending up in a small, coastal town in Georgia she discovers that one resident, Gemma Burke, has been found dead, keeled over in her bowl of bouillabaisse. Logan gets all tangled up in a big mystery, (and a little bit of romance), but the fun begins once she falls in cahoots with Miss Vivee, a ninety-something, five-foot-nothing Voodoo herbalist, and owner of a wheaten Scottish terrier named Cat. Of course the elderly sleuth, with Logan’s help, thinks she can solve the murder before the local sheriff can.