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Book Review-Murder on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail by Scarlett Dunn

I am always on the search for a new author and when I heard about Murder on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail by Scarlett Dunn I was excited to read an early copy.

Cover Love!!!! I really was drawn to this cover!

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About the book:

Murder in bourbon country . . .

Honey Howell returns to Bardstown, Kentucky to work with her grandfather in his legendary bourbon distillery. What she never expected to find in the small, quiet town was murder. When she discovers her friend, master distiller K.C. Cleary with a knife in his chest, she’s determined to bring the culprit to justice. She soon learns her genteel hometown has dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of their polite society.

Sam Gentry is Bardstown’s newest detective, and when he meets Honey he falls in love at first sight—with her bloodhound, Elvis. Sam and Elvis are a match made in heaven—both are relentless in their pursuit of a murderer. When Honey finds another dead master distiller on the dinner train, Sam and Elvis work together to sniff out the truth. Sam’s greatest challenge is thwarting amateur sleuth Honey from interfering with his investigation while he keeps her safe.

Miss W’s Review:

This book was FIVE stars from Miss W!

I really loved the protagonist Honey Howell, she is a well developed , charming but fierce southern woman. Elvis is Honey’s bloodhound and he steals the heart of Sam, the town detective. Some of the scene’s were so laugh out loud funny and I really enjoyed the well written dialogue. I thought the dinner train was so well described I felt like I was going for a ride on it myself. Though I am glad I wasn’t because a body was found there.

The mystery was very well crafted with not one but two dead bodies. There were a few twists which lead the reader on an adventure with no lack of suspects. I had my sleuthing hat on and I didn’t not figure out the killer until it was revealed.

I SO hope there will be more books in this series as it was a wonderful cozy mystery that I really enjoyed.

About the Author: 

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Scarlett has written stories most of her life, but she was an entrepreneur before becoming a published novelist. She has authored seven historical romance novels, this is her first cozy mystery. Having an adventurous spirit, and a love of history, she has written several novels set in the old west.

There is a special place in her heart for those who possess a bold spirit and a willingness to see the possibilities in life. When not engrossed in writing, Scarlett loves to travel. She lives in Kentucky, and greets each day expecting good things to happen. She may be Disneyesque!

Murder on the Bluegrass Bourbon Train releases on 7/26/19.

Preorder it by clicking HERE !

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I would love to know what you think about this cozy mystery. Drop a comment below !

Until the next chapter,


Book Review and a Giveaway: A Killer Latte – Tonya Kappes

Y’all! I am so excited About “A Killer Latte” Book Six in the Super Popular Killer Coffee Series by Tonya Kappes.


Did you see how I said Y’all? I am from New England and we don’t say that here, but I can’t help myself after reading this Cozy Southern Mystery Series.

The first book I read by Tonya Kappes was Scene of the Grind, Book 1 in the Killer Coffee Series. I fell in LOVE with that book and quickly became addicted to this series and the loveable characters.

Book 6, Killer Latte is releasing on 4/23/19 and I got my grabby hands on an early copy.

About the Book:

Light, camera, lattes!

A film production crew is wrapping up a major movie filming in Honey Springs, Kentucky.

Everyone is excited. The production crew has brought the bright lights to the tourist town and The Bean Hive has been supplying the production crew with unlimited treats and coffee.

When film actress Daisy Lemon comes in for a taste of the Star Studded Latte being served at the Bean Hive, Roxy Bloom is excited to serve her one. It would be good for promotion for Roxy to get a photo of the famous actress drinking her creation, only Roxy is witness to Daisy’s kidnapping.

The Star Studded Latte is now know as the Kidnap Latte, bringing national attention to the Bean Hive, attention that’s not necessarily welcome.

With production on hold and Stephen Lemon, Daisy’s husband, as the number one suspect, Roxy puts back on her law hat to help Stephen not only clear his name, but find Daisy before Honey Springs is no longer known for the cute, southern, lake tourist town due to the sudden spotlight on the cozy town.

 Here is my review:

A Killer Latte is Book 6 is the absolutely fantastic sizzling Killer Coffee Series.

Welcome back to Honey Springs, my favorite small town in Kentucky. There is a lot of excitement due to a Hollywood movie being filmed right in Honey Springs! Roxy is right in the mist of another (several) mysteries that she is determined to solve. 

The plot was masterfully crafted with several surprises. The author manages to pull off several different intertwined mysteries expertly done leaving you guessing until the very end. 

The characters are lovable and relateable and the cast of supporting characters sneak into your heart in a way you don’t expect. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the recipes included in the book. I am from New England and when the author described the Kentucky Benedictine Tea Sandwiches I really wanted one! I am definitely trying this recipe as well as the Blueberry Crumb Cake! YUMMM! 

I truly cannot wait for the next book in the Killer Coffee Series.

About the author:

Tonya Kappes is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular southern mystery authors.

HEY! Who wants a sneak peak? You can read chapter one of Killer Latte absolutely free on Tonya’s wesbite, just click HERE! While your there Sign up for her Tuesday Coffee Chat with Tonya. Its such a fun newsletter that goes out every Tuesday and there is always a fun giveaway.

Killer Latte releases on 4/23/19!!!! Preorder it HERE!

How about a giveaway???

Tell me in the comments if you have read Tonya Kappes before. I will choose one random winner on 4/30/19 to receive an ebook of Scene of the Grind, Book 1 in the Killer Coffee Series.

I am so excited for release day tomorrow!

Until the next chapter,









New Cover REVEAL: Sundae Afternoon Cozy Mystery Series by Gretchen Allen

COVER LOVE! I am excited to share the new covers for Gretchen Allen’s Sundae Afternoon Cozy Mystery Series. These look SO YUMMY !

About the author: 

Cozy Mystery Author, Gretchen Allen, is a lover of all things quaint, cozy and caffeinated. Her debut series, Sundae Afternoon Cozy Mysteries, features heaping helpings of creative ice creams and other frozen treats, set against a backdrop of mysterious murders and small-town scandals.

When she isn’t writing, Gretchen loves to spend her time with her family, in beautiful, sunny Florida. This Cozy gal is a cat lady through and through, and has two of them – a sweetheart named Swiper and a feisty one named Steak. Her mischievous, and newly acquired Chihuahua puppy, Ladybug, has been snuggling its way into her heart as well. In her rare moments of free time, Gretchen can be found at Disney World, or relaxing by the pool, plotting murder at every turn

While she loves Romance and Thrillers, this author’s heart lies squarely in cozyland, and she has plans for several exciting new Cozy Mystery releases!

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About the Sundae Afternoon Cozy Mystery Series:

Yvette Lockhart is the manager of Sundae Afternoon, a local ice cream shop in the quaint touristy town of Heritage, Massachusetts. The ever-inquisitive amateur sleuth has plenty of friends and family to back her up whenever she gets herself in the midst of a murderous jam. Readers love the sweet down-home feel to this delicious Cozy Mystery series. 


Good News! The first book in the series is FREE right now!


Let me know what you think!

Until the next chapter,