Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wishing for Wednesday: Paranormal Suspense of the Romantic Variety & A Cozy Mystery



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)

Today's books share a similar theme. Sort of. Both feature a librarian. One in a paranormal romantic suspense and the other a cozy mystery.


Dangerously Divine (Broken Riders #2) by Deborah Blake
Release Date: November 28, 2017 by Berkley
The Riders: Three immortal brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe, now stripped of their summons to protect. But fate is not finished with them—and their new callings are even more powerful...

Though his physical wounds have healed, Gregori Sun, the eldest of the Riders, remains in spiritual turmoil. His search for his mother, the one person able to heal his soul and save his life, is failing—until he crosses paths with a beautiful and fascinating librarian who might be the key to his salvation...

Ciera Evans’s bookish ways are just a guise. The product of a difficult past, she has dedicated her life to saving lost teens—by any means necessary. She works alone, but when a dark, brooding stranger proposes they team up to solve both their problems, she is tempted—in more ways than one...

After Ciera and Sun’s plans are derailed by dangerous enemies, they find themselves entangled in an ungodly affair—one that will force them to either find new strength together or be forever haunted by their pasts alone.
[Goodreads Summary]

Reason for wanting to read: I have not yet read the first book in the series (or any of the Baba Yaga books, for that matter), but I do like the sound of this one. A librarian who likes to save lost teens? An immortal and high stakes? I'm there!

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A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #1) by Victoria Gilbert
Release Date: December 12, 2017 by Crooked Lane Books
Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble.

Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own.

When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in
A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries. [Goodreads Summary]

Reason for wanting to read: In recent months I have bee, especially drawn to cozy mysteries when filling out my wish list, and I cannot resist adding this one about a small town librarian. Add to that a mystery from the past. I can't wait to meet Amy and her eccentric librarian patrons!


Do  either of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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25 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm with you regarding Dangerously Divine - anyone who's a librarian HAS to be on the side of the angels... My Can't-Wait offering this week is a children's fantasy - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/cant-wait-wednesday-15th-november-2017/

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    1. Sarah - So true! I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oooh, A Murder for the Books is set in my state so I'm definitely interested in reading it :)

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    1. Suzanne - How fun! I enjoy reading books set near where I live as well. I hope you enjoy this one if you read it!

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  3. A Murder for the Books sounds intriguing! Cozy mystery + books? YES. Hopefully I don't forget about it.

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    1. Eustacia - I think so too! I hope it's as good as it sounds.

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  4. A book about a small town librarian is impossible to resist. I hope you enjoy both books when they come out.

    Happy readings! ;)

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    1. Tânia - I know I cannot resist these! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Librarians and book themes are my favorite! I can totally see why these two lovelies are on your WfW pick :)

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    1. Sarah - Mine too! Hopefully they will be as good as they sound.:-)

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  6. There's a couple of Deborah Blake books I keep meaning to read. I think it's the Baba Yaga series. Both of these sound good.

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    1. Barb - Same here. I think I have a couple other ones on my shelf waiting to be read, as a matter of fact. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Strange how readers are so drawn to books about books, libraries, manuscripts, especially if combined with a mystery! :P

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  8. I can't wait to dive into some cozy mysteries for the holidays! This series sounds so good!

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  9. I'm always drawn to books about librarians, too. Or bookshops. Or lost manuscripts. Or anything bookishly related. :D

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  10. Lovin' that title MURDER FOR THE BOOKS :) And I need to know, 'cause I'm not quite sure---Wendy, what makes a mystery "cozy"?

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    1. Donna Marie - It's a catchy title, isn't it?

      A cozy mystery is basically a subgenre of crime fiction that isn't too graphic in terms of the violence (nor sex if there's a romance) and leans on the side of humorous. They are often set in small towns or at least small-ish intimate communities. The crime solver is often an amateur. It's quite a big subgenre which splinters out from there. There are paranormal cozy mysteries, hobby related cozies, historical cozies . . . The list goes on.

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    2. Wendy, thank you SO much for explaining this to me. I've been seeing the term for the longest time and never quite understood it though I do remember googling it. It wasn't explained as well as you did so thank you! :D

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  11. These sound fun but especially A Murder for the Books. What's not to like about a charming library with eccentric patrons right? You'll have to let us know if you end up picking one of these.

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    1. Iliana - I do have a thing for eccentric patrons. :-) I am looking forward to reading these!

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