Waiting on Wednesday: Double Fudge Brownie Murder (Hannah Swensen #18)

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Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Double Fudge Brownie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #18)

 

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

Hannah Swensen #18 

by Joanna Fluke 

02 . 24 . 15

From GoodReads: 

Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama–especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery–let alone the town’s most recent murder.  .  .

Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She’s eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel–and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie.

 

Why I am waiting…

So, interestlingly enough back in 2013 I saw a post by someone who was Waiting On a Hannah Swensen novel.  It looks intriguing…bright colored covers, mysteries, and who DOESN’T love cookies?!  I picked up the first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, and was hooked. And not just on the books, the recipes are pretty great too.  This series has everything from an over bearing mother, co-conspirator sister, crazy cats, a love triangle, small town shenanigans, sweets and murder.

After book 16 and change (there were some “.5s” in there) the formula was getting a bit repetitive.  However, Fluke really shook things up in book 17 and I cannot wait to see how it plays out in this book.

Also — I always look forward to the new recipes.

Note:  If you do try some of the recipes, which I would definitely recommend, make sure to pay attention to how many cookies or desserts they make and maybe cut the recipe in half.  So many cookies!

Waiting on Wednesday: The Tempting of Thomas Carrick (Cynster)

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Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Tempting of Thomas Carrick (Cynster, #22)

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:

The Tempting of Thomas Carrick

Cynster #…I’ve lost count…

by Stephanie Laurens

02 . 24 . 15

 

From GoodReads: 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to Scotland, where destiny and passion intertwine…

Thomas Carrick is determined to make his own life in the bustling port city of Glasgow, far from the demands of the Carrick clan, eventually with an appropriate wife on his arm. But disturbing events on his family’s estate force Thomas to return to the Scottish countryside—where he is forced to ask for help from the last woman he wants to face. Thomas has never forgotten Lucilla Cynster and the connection that seethes between them, but to marry Lucilla would mean embracing a life he’s adamant is not for him.

Strong-willed and passionate, Lucilla knows Thomas is hers—her fated lover, husband, protector, mate. He is the only man for her, just as she is his one true love. How can he ignore a bond stronger than reason and choose a different path? She’s determined to fight for their future, and while she cannot command him, she has enticements of her own to wield when it comes to tempting Thomas Carrick.

 

Why I am waiting…

BECAUSE I NEED MORE CYNSTER.

Really that’s just it,  You would think that after so many (There are probably about as many Cynster novels as Stephanie Plum and Hannah Swensen novels ) I would have had my fill of the Cynster family.  However, Laurens has a gift for sweet and exciting romance novels that focus on romantic love and family love.  I really do enjoy how the whole family, especially the “original six” get involved in most of these stories.  Each new novel is an adventure that introduces new character while bringing back beloved older characters. We’ve met both Lucilla and Thomas in the previous novels and I am so excited to learn their story.

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ruby Circle (A Bloodlines Novel)

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Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)

 

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:

The Ruby Circle 

A Bloodlines Novel

by Richelle Mead

02 . 10 . 15 

 

From GoodReads: 

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here…
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

 

Why I am waiting…

I am not going to lie — I am both ecstatic that this will being coming out soon and terribly sad.  I have really enjoyed this Bloodlines series, much more than I had anticipated.  I read Mead’s Georgina Kincaid Novels first and they were phenomenal — though a bit more adult / graphic in their content than Vampire Academy Series which I also thoroughly enjoyed (I really wish that they had done a better job with the movie on that one though).

So, though I really want to know how the series is going to end — especially after the cliff hanger at the end of the last book, I simply don’t want the series to actually end.

Perhaps I will have to check out her Game Board of the Gods series after this.  I have heard some good things!