I am BEYOND thrilled to bring you my review for the Hexes and Holly Anthology.
About the anthology:
Publication Date: 11/1/2020
Tis the season for tinsel, turkey, and… toe of frog? It’s time for another holiday anthology from fourteen of your favorite paranormal mystery authors. These never-before published snow-filled short stories and novellas are sure to send your spine tingling this holiday season!
Miss W’s Review:
Hexes and Holly is a wonderful Christmas Anthology featuring some of the best cozy mystery authors there is!
Morgana Best’s “But Wait… There’s Myrrh” is a fantastic funny novella. Jennifer is the protagonist and she is hitting menopause and something else is also going on, something magical! This story was SO hilarious and well written. There’s murder, menopause, and mayhem. This prequel novella to a new cozy paranormal women’s fiction leaves me wanting more and I cannot wait for this new series.
Yule Tide Murder by Jenna St. James is so fun. Fights going back hundreds of years and multiple suspects for murder and robbery. This is such a great book with Serena and Grant.
Hidden in Plain Sight by Amorette Anderson
If you read the Hillcrest series you will love this! Marley and Penny have a mystery on their hands finding the stolen christmas decorations. Gargoyles and witches make for such a fun story.
Bespelled by Ava Mallory
This was such a fun short story . A Beatrice Montoya short. I really loved it!
Things that Go Bump and the Knight by Hermoine Moon.
I haven’t read this series yet, but I loved this story and reading about the Avalon Cafe.
I will definitely be picking up other books in the series.
Lost Souls ParaAgency and The Christmas Siren by K.M. Waller
I love the Lost Souls ParaAgency so much and this was a great addition.
Such a fun story.
Angels, Eggnog, and Murder by Tegan Maher
This story was so AMAZING! I think it takes a very talented author to be able to do a crossover and seamlessly incorporate 3 different series. Kira from Southern Soul Hunter series goes home with Shelby to Keyhole Lake and their is a murder to solve. I loved the story from Kira’s voice it was so neat to see Keyhole Lake from her perspective as an outsider.
Mystic Greetings by Leanne Leeds
I hadn’t read this author before and this was an interesting story. It was short and I think I need to go look at her other books to understand the characters a bit more.
Merry Misdeeds by Misty Bane
A fun story . There is a Christmas festival and a woman that has way too many enemies is killed.
The setting is all paranormals which I really enjoyed. I will look for more from this author.
Mintwood Christmas Paws by Addison Creek
This was a fun story, and I really enjoyed Paws. I will definitely check out more of this authors work.
Wicked Gift of the Witch by ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn
I REALLY loved this one! Hagatha Crow oh my goodness! She tries to spoil Christmas, but it doesn’t worked as planned. I LOVE this series and I was so pleased to read this fun short story. If you haven’t read the series yet, I highly recommend it!
All I Witch for Christmas is You by Samantha Silver
This short story is from the new Fairy Falls series which I LOVE!
Mina and Pawdrey are auditioning for a film role for Pawdrey when a rare gem is stolen.
This was a great mystery that I really loved. If you have not read this author yet, go run and check her out. The next book in this series comes out November 15th and I am really excited!
Mistletoe Murder by Stella Berry
This was a different type of mystery and a bit sad. The main characters is very likeable.
Sugarplum Spooks by Stephanie Damore
I love this series with Claire and Nick. I always get so excited to read books from this series.
The mystery was well written and I love the characters in this story. Definitely check out the rest of the series.
I mean SO MANY amazing stories!!!!!
Grab your copy now and let me know what you think !!!!!
Until the next chapter,
Indulge yourself with this collection of delectable cozy mystery novellas from 6 of today’s most beloved authors!
SIX MERRY LITTLE MURDERS includes brand new stories from Lee Strauss, Karen MacInerney, CeeCee James, Nancy Warren, Molly Fitz, and Addison Moore.
This anthology includes the following stories:
Lee Strauss – MURDER BY PLUM PUDDING
There’s nothing more fun than a festive holiday dinner party and Ginger Reed, the former Lady Gold, has Hartigan House decorated and the gramophone playing. Dressed in her finest Parisian low-waisted gown, feather-topped tiara, and T-strapped Italian leather shoes, Ginger is ready to host the delectable event.
It’s a jolly good time, until someone chokes on the pudding.
Is it an accident or is it murder? And can Ginger unravel the mystery before the church bells ring and New Year’s Day dawns?
Karen MacInerney – SLAY BELLS RING
It’s Christmastime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy bundling mistletoe bunches and cedar swags for the Buttercup Christmas Market when a neighbor’s houseguest keels over right next to her peach orchard. Was it a stray bullet from a hunter that took him out? Or did a guest at the fancy ranch next door decide to scratch somebody off his or her Christmas list? It’s up to Lucy to unwrap the mystery… before the holiday killer strikes again.
CeeCee James – CHRISTMAS AT BAKER STREET
In this Baker Street spin-off, Oscar and Cecelia find themselves and the guests snowed in this Christmas holiday. What should be all sugar cookies and hot cocoa takes a drastic turn when one of the guests turns up cold—as in stone cold dead. With no help in sight, the two hope to find the killer before anyone else gets iced out, including them.
Nancy Warren – CAT’S PAWS AND CURSES
In this classic closed room mystery, someone is murdered during a knitting class. But how was it possible? Lucy Swift and her band of undead knitters must catch the culprit before there’s a second Christmas catastrophe!
Molly Fitz – MEOWY CHRISTMAS MAYHEM
It’s Angie’s first Christmas as a pet owner, and she can’t wait to celebrate with Octo-Cat, Paisley, and Nan. All it takes is a little finely-crafted trickery to get her crabby tabby into the local pet supply store for a special photo opportunity with Santa. Unfortunately, the jolly old soul is found dead in the stock room before he ever gets the chance to say “cheese.” Angie and her motley crew of sidekicks need to work fast to find the culprit and prevent any further suspicious holiday slaying… Otherwise, the most wonderful time of the year could end up becoming the most murderous season Blueberry Bay has ever seen.
Addison Moore – CHRISTMAS FUDGE FATALITY
My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom.
The holidays have arrived and the Jolly Holly Tree Lot is hosting a special event that has the entire town bustling to get a picture with the jolly old elf himself. And I’m just as anxious as anyone to get to the front of the line, but that body I stumble upon threatens to take the joy right out of the sea.
I was so honored to receive an advanced copy of this anthology and I have read EVERY single book. They are all 5 stars from Miss W!!!
One of my favorite things about anthologies is trying new authors and let me tell you I found two new authors that I am looking up ALL their books now!!!! An anthology is a great taster for an authors work and writing style and I am truly in love with all these stories!!!!
Can you believe you get all 6 stories for only $.99????
Click HERE to get your copy !!!!!
Tell me have you ready any of these fantastic authors????
This was such a fun collection, I am thrilled to share it with you all today.
Until the next chapter,
Its June and that means one thing…Wedding Season ! I have something very special to share with you on the blog today. For the past week I have spending time with The Once Upon A Wedding Anthology from the award winning authors from the Fiction From the Heart collaborative. Oh my. I am not shy that I love the second chances trope.
This anthology is magic, and brilliantly done. Full disclosure, it was my intention that I was going to read a few of these fantastic novellas and write my review. Nope. Didn’t happen. I. READ. THEM. ALL. Did I mention your getting over 800 pages of second chance love stories? Swooooooon!
About the Book: You are getting ELEVEN stories!
Say I do…
Eleven best-selling and award-winning authors request your presence as they share all-new novellas that will have you humming the wedding march and dreaming of champagne toasts. It’s easy to tie the knot with these heartwarming, second chance love stories.
I Do, Again by Jamie Beck
A makeup artist who is forced to become her bridezilla client’s eleventh-hour bridesmaid is dumbstruck to discover her ex-husband is a groomsman and he wants a second chance.
Weather or Knot by Tracy Brogan
Two meteorologists with a turbulent romantic history join a team of storm chasers and discover that love, like lightning, sometimes strikes twice.
The Runaway Bride by Sonali Dev
A groom has one night to convince his runaway bride that her fears that he’s settling for her are anything but true.
Starboard Vow by K.M. Jackson
A cruise director is taken off course when the country’s hottest bachelor – and her secret husband – arrives aboard her ship for a whirlwind cruise.
A Wedding in Swan Harbor by Donna Kauffman
A widowed blueberry farmer is reunited with her late husband’s best friend when he returns to escort her daughter down the aisle.
Snowbound in Vegas by Sally Kilpatrick
A Best Man and Maid of Honor loathe each other…until they’re stuck in a cabin meant for a honeymoon.
Star Struck: Take Two by Falguni Kothari
Embroiled in a Bollywood stunt wedding, an A-list manager is torn between doing what is right for her celebrity client or seizing a second chance with the bad boy groom herself.
Always Yours by Priscilla Oliveras
With love in the air at a familia wedding, two high school sweethearts separated by their misguided mistakes just might find their second chance for a happily ever after together.
Home Sweet Home by Hope Ramsay
Family secrets tore them apart as teens but a wedding in Sweet Home, Virginia, may give star-crossed lovers a second chance at forgiveness and love.
Inseparable by Barbara Samuel
Thwarted high school sweethearts meet again in the gorgeous Colorado mountains for a wedding…of their children.
A Morning Glory Wedding by Liz Talley
A florist responsible for the break-up of the bride’s first marriage gets a chance for forgiveness and a new love with a hunky pastor.
Miss W’s Review:
If you love weddings (who DOESN’T) and second chance stories, then this anthology is what summer was made for! Ahhhh the second chance trope. All the stories centers around couples that are getting that ever elusive second chance at finding love.
I have read books from all of these author’s and it was no surprise that every story in the collection is 5 STARS from Miss W !
It was fun revisiting some familiar characters and meeting some new ones as well.
The stories are well written with characters that you will instantly fall in love with, I know that I did. The stories are romantic, heartwarming, heartbreaking and joyous. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, I felt it all and LOVED every minute. Kudos to these authors for the ability to craft such wonderful complex stories in a novella. I am in LOVE!
You guys know I like a deal, well I have a deal for you, I can’t even believe it.
If you preorder this anthology your only paying $.99 for all eleven stories.
Seriously I can’t even get a half cup of coffee for that much.
Go pre order your copy on Amazon , this price won’t last long.
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Before I forget, you MUST go check out the Fiction From the Heart Facebook Group where you can spend time with these fantastic authors on a more personal level and they are always chatting books and all fun things! Its my favorite place to hang out, tell them Wilfrieda sent you LOL just click here to join !
Let me know what stories in this anthology your swooning over!
Happy Wedding Season!
Until the next chapter,