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Miranda Owen | Fresh Fiction Reviewer Top Reads of 2019
Author Guest / December 20, 2019

Our reviewer retrospective continues with Miranda Owen‘s favorite books of this year!  I love making lists. At the end of a year, friends and fellow readers will post about their top favorite five or ten books of the year. I’m not configured that way. Trying to pick only five or ten favorite books out of the hundred or so I’ve read over the course of a year is unfathomable to me. Instead, I’ve picked about five or so titles in four different categories. Many of these selections fit a few of different categories listed here. I mostly read and review romances, but cozy mysteries are my jam too. Christmas-themed Romance Picks THE MATCHMAKER’S MISTLETOE MISSION by Jaci Burton A COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Jessica Clare ONE HOT HOLIDAY by Cynthia Eden MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Stacey Kennedy ONE CHRISTMAS EVE by Shannon Stacey There was a ridiculous amount of amazing Christmas-themed romances that came out this year, many of which came out at the end of October. The ones I’m discussing were my absolute favorites, but there were a bunch more that put a smile on my face. THE MATCHMAKER’S MISTLETOE MISSION by Jaci Burton and A…

Fresh Fiction Favorite Cozy Mysteries of 2018!
Author Guest / December 24, 2018

Over the last week and for the rest of this week, the Reviewers of Fresh Fiction will be sharing some of our favorite reads in various genres. We hope you’ll take another look at these titles, and maybe share your favorites in the comments. We’ll have a different genre featured each day! Be sure to check the blog to see what we’ve already covered. Today, here are some of our favorite Cozy Mysteries of 2018! IN PRIOR’S WOOD by G.M. Malliet Max Tudor #7 Reviewer: Magdalena I’ve only read two books in this series so far, but I quite enjoy this series about an ex-spy now cleric solving crimes. Perfect for Midsomer Murders fans. Mystery [Minotaur Books, On Sale: April 17, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781250092809 / eISBN: 9781250092816] IN PRIOR’S WOOD is a fabulous whodunnit! Buy IN PRIOR’S WOOD: Amazon.com | Kindle | BN.com | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Ripped Bodice | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR *** KILLER CLASSICS by Kym Roberts Book Barn #5 Reviewer: Debbie This was a tough category for me to pick one but the antics…

E.J. Copperman | Behind Inspector Specter
Author Guest / December 16, 2014

“Where do you get your ideas?” Writers get this question all the time. It’s an honest question asked by readers and in some cases interviewers who want to know about the process. I understand the impetus behind the question. I just don’t have an answer for it. The fact is, if I had a formula, a foolproof means of finding a good idea for a novel, I could get one whenever I wanted and this job would be… well, I’d still have to write the book, so “easy” might be something of an overstatement. But it wouldn’t be as hard, by a discernible margin. My latest book, INSPECTOR SPECTER, is the sixth in the Haunted Guesthouse series. You’d think after five other books with the same characters it would be a struggle to find something for them to do. Not at all. This one came from the characters, which is the best place to start. Alison Kerby owns a guesthouse on the Jersey Shore and it happens to have two ghosts haunting it. They get along okay, but that’s a long story all by itself. She also has a PI license, and in this book is asked by Lt. Anita…

Fresh Pick | NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED by E.J. Copperman
Fresh Pick / June 28, 2010

Haunted Guesthouse #1 June 2010 On Sale: June 1, 2010 Featuring: Alison Kent 336 pages ISBN: 0425235238 EAN: 9780425235232 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Paranormal, Mystery Woman Sleuth Buy at Amazon.com Night Of The Living Deed by E.J. Copperman 7 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. 2 Ghosts. Welcome to the first Haunted Guest House mystery-the getaway every reader can afford. Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She’s returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them. Excerpt Chapter One “I don’t get it, Mom. If this is our house, why are other people going to live here?” My daughter Melissa, nine years old and already a prosecuting attorney, looked up from the baseboard near the window seat in the living room, which she was painting with a two-inch brush and a gallon can of generic semi-gloss white paint. Never use the expensive stuff when you’re letting a fourth grader help with the painting. “I’ve explained this to you before, Liss,” I told her without…

June’s weather is heating up…but cozy mysteries are a delightful way to spend some time in the shade!
Sharon's Cozy corner / June 7, 2010

Well, summer is well and truly upon us and what better way to pass these glorious, sun-filled days than with a lively and fun cozy mystery! June features a bumper-crop of our favorite genre, with more great titles due out in July and August. Fill up your beach bag or your suitcase with your favorite author and take their stories along with you on vacation this summer! Dive in with me to explore these new titles! Paddling around at the swallow end of the pool are three new series debuting this month. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman features Alison Kerby and her smart, sassy 9-year old daughter Melissa. After moving into a huge old Victoria house in her hometown of Harbor Haven, New Jersey (on the Jersey Shore) that she plans to convert into a guesthouse, Alison discovers that she and her daughter aren’t the only residents of the house – two feisty ghosts, named Paul and Maxey, are in residence and they want Alison to find out who murdered them. This promises to be a delightful series! (Copperman also writes the Double Feature Mysteries and Aaron Tucker Mysteries as Jeffrey Cohen.) Another…