Friday’s New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 1/8/16

Happy Friday, reader friends!! I hope you have some fun planned this weekend. I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on curling up with a good book and a blanket. Since I know you may need help finding some books, I asked my author friends to share their great reads. So, get ready to add to your TBR pile!!

New Releases


Margaret Brownley’s Calico Spy
Ms. Brownley has a new release! It’s available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and iTunes.

​Here’s a portion of the blurb: “He never met a Pinkerton detective he liked; she never met a man so stubborn…

Pinkerton Detective Katie Madison Makes a Lousy Harvey House Waitress. . . .But it’s the only way she can get close enough to the scene of the murders of two of the restaurant’s servers to solve the mystery. Between having impeccable posture, a perfect Harvey Girl smile, and memorizing menu specials of the day, not to mention dealing with the temperamental French chef, her mind might be too full to make any headway in the biggest case of her career.

Sheriff Branch Whitman knows there’s something fishy about the pretty new Harvey girl with the flaming red hair, but he never would’ve guessed her to be a Pinkerton! And he’s never met a Pink he liked—but there is something intriguing about her​.”

​You can connect with Ms. Brownley on her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Upcoming Releases


Debra E. Marvin’s Alarmingly Charming
​Ms. Marvin has a release coming January 15th! You can pre-order it on Kindle! It is also available in the boxset, Austen in Austin,​ on Kindle!

​UPDATE: Ms. Marvin is offering a copy of Alarmingly Charming to one of my readers. Please note in comments if “you, dear reader” would like to take on Austen’s Northanger Abbey set in 1880s Austin.

Here’s the blurb: “As travel companion to her condescending cousin, Philadelphian Kathryn Morton dreamily anticipates a week in the Wild West as the best cure for meekness. After a long rail journey and a steady diet of gothic dime novels, she shivers, despite the Texas heat, at the ghastly tales of the Austin Axe Murderer. Kathryn has little time to fret, given the competing attentions of quiet rancher Harmon Gray and elegant gentleman Jonathan Wellington. With her new-found confidence and her boundless imagination, she sets out to solve the mystery of Hyde Park Cemetery before another student flees Austen Abbey. Only then can she return home to her English-born parents as an independent American woman. A woman in love. But on the stormiest of nights, Kathryn learns that solving the mystery may destroy a future with the man she’s fallen for in a big Texas way.”

​You can connect with Ms. Marvin on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. Plus, she blogs at Inkwell Inspirations.


Jaime Jo Wright’s ​The Cowgirl’s Lasso
​Ms. Wright has a novella releasing March 2016 as part of the novella collection, ​The Cowboy’s Bride Collection. You can pre-order the collection at Amazon, CBD, and Barnes&Noble.

​Here’s the blurb: “Jonah Sparks thought he hired a foreman not a dictator, but when the firecracker CJ Matheson rides in to lasso the pieces of his mismanaged, New Mexico ranch, Jonah is ready to call it quits. She wasn’t supposed to be pretty. She wasn’t supposed to be a she.”

​You can connect with Ms. Wright on her Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.



Lynette Eason’s Always Watching
​Ms. Eason’s latest novel is up for grabs. 5 people have a chance of winning the Goodreads giveaway. Giveaway ends February 2nd.

​A portion from the back cover: “The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common–they’re also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.”

​You can connect with Ms. Eason on her Website and pre-order the novel on Amazon (among other retailers).


Deborah M. Piccurelli’s Monthly Giveaway
Author Deborah M. Piccurelli hosts a monthly interview and giveaway on her website. January’s feature is Without Proof, romantic suspense from Janet Sketchley. You can enter the giveaway on the Interview Page, from January 4th to 24th.

​Here’s a portion of the blurb: “Two years after the plane crash that killed her fiancé, Amy Silver has fallen for his best friend, artist Michael Stratton. When a local reporter claims the small aircraft may have been sabotaged, it reopens Amy’s grief. Anonymous warnings and threats are Amy’s only proof that the tragedy was deliberate, and she has nowhere to turn. The authorities don’t believe her, God is not an option, and Michael’s protection is starting to feel like a cage.”

You can connect with Ms. Sketchley on her Website. You can also purchase the novel on Amazon.


Jo Huddleston’s Weekly Giveaway
​Author Jo Huddleston is hosting Amber Schamel on her blog this week. You can enter for a chance to win ​The Master’s Calling​ from January 7th to the 12th on her Blog.

Here’s a portion of the blurb: “After generations of waiting, the Messiah has come at last. And not a day too soon. All his life, Malon Ben-Tyrus has been squelched beneath Roman laws and religious traditions, and he longs to be free. The oppression of the Romans worsens every day, and the religious system led by the Scribes and Pharisees has grown corrupt.

Malon believes his life calling is to become a disciple of the Messiah and help free Israel from bondage. When Jesus heads to Jerusalem for the Passover feast, Malon knows this will be a historic event. Jesus will enter the city as the Son of David and take His place as the Messiah of Israel. He longs to follow Jesus to Jerusalem, but his family won’t allow him to go.”​

​You can connect with Ms. Schamel on her Website. You can also purchase the novel on Amazon.

12 thoughts on “Friday’s New Releases, Upcoming Releases, and Giveaways – 1/8/16”

  1. Toni, you have such a lovely website and blog! Thanks so much for sharing my new release. It also gave me a chance to check out A LIFE TO LIVE… and I purchased it.
    Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for the opportunity!


  2. Toni, I’d love to send an ebook copy of Alarmingly Charming to one of your readers. Please note in comments if “you, dear reader” would like my take on Austen’s Northanger Abbey set in 1880s Austin.


  3. Toni, I’d love to send an ebook copy of Alarmingly Charming to one of your readers. Please note in comments if “you, dear reader” would like my take on Austen’s Northanger Abbey set in 1880s Austin.
    The Vol 1 Austen in Austin and the single novellas will all be available as paperbacks as well, after the 15th


  4. Hi Toni, thank you so much for sharing Calico Spy along with the other books on your lovely website. It looks like 2016 is going to be a great year for reading.


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