The Last Tuesday Book Roundup–and a Special Deal

It’s the last Tuesday of August (how did that happen??), so today’s post is about sharing what we’re reading. If you want to tell others about the book(s) you’re reading, feel free to share in the comments. You don’t have to write a lot–you can just tell us the title and author if you’d like. Or you can go further and tell us a little about the plot, review it, tell us about your favorite character, anything. The choice is yours.

I’m reading Cape May County, New Jersey: The Making of an American Resort Community by Jeffery M. Dorwart. I started reading it purely for research for one of the books I’m working on right now, Cape Island Menace, but I’m finding it fascinating. There’s so much about the history of the community where I live that I didn’t know. The book begins with the first Europeans who came to the area now known as Cape May County and tells about the Native Americans they encountered, what brought them here, and how they survived. That’s the part I’m most interested in right now, so I haven’t moved past that.

What are you reading?

And now for the deal I told you about:

Love Under Fire is a boxed set of romantic suspense books by 21 bestselling authors. The set hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller list already, and it doesn’t even come out until November 13th! Profits from the sale of the set go to Pets for Vets, an organization that pairs veterans with animal companions and service pets.

Here’s the blurb for the set:

“When love sparks danger, get ready for an explosion!

Twenty-one Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and bestselling authors bring you a heart-pounding collection of stories all in one amazing romantic suspense boxed set.

From around the edges of every day existence lurks betrayal, greed, and death.

With every turn of the page, feel the heat of adrenaline as fear lights up the night. Fight alongside the tenacious heroes and heroines as they battle for survival. They’ll put everything on the line to thwart the evil coming after them.

They want to trust in the power of love. But is it enough?

Click to buy and let the adventures begin.  Available Everywhere!”

Here’s the link to the set, which is only 99 cents!:

And here’s a bit about the stories:

Judith Lucci – RUN for your life

Besieged by threats and haunted by memories, can Alex and Jacob survive another fiery attack?

Stephany Tullis – Blue Lady’s MISSION UNDER FIRE

The mission changed. Her cover is blown. With nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, what can she do to survive?

Fiona Quinn – Cold Red

Targeted by rogue agents and under arrest, military operative Anastasia Senko fights for her survival and that of Special Agent Finley. Can she trust Finley with her life and maybe even her heart?

Anna Celeste Burke – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire

When Lily returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and US Marshal Austin Jennings take cover. Who wants Lily dead?

Margaret A. Daly- Monsters in my Closet

No one knows her secrets, not even her best friend. Can she keep her secrets and her monsters at bay long enough to give love a chance again?

Linda Watkins – The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning

In 1685, a forbidden love catapults young Maude Prichard into a life fraught with danger….

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Under Fire

Will Two Wounded Hearts Under Fire Survive LOVE?

Suzanne Jenkins – Running with Horses

Moving horses to the high country comes just in time when Mindy and her coffee date witness murder at a Mojave Desert cafe.

Inge-Lise Goss – Diamonds and Lies

When murder upends a diamond heist, can the jewel thief trust the mark who vows to protect her?

S.R. Mallery – Tender Enemies

When Lily sets up a spy trap, she faces great danger––of falling in love.

Jinx Schwartz – Baja Get Away

Sometimes love is… Murder.

Uvi Poznansky – Virtually Lace

Michael creates a virtual reality simulation of the murder. Can he solve it in time, before the killer turns on the woman he loves?

Kathryn Knight – The Haunting of Hillwood Farm

A dangerous ghost brings them together…but will they survive long enough to find happiness?


Stephanie Queen – Ace Under Fire

Can this bad boy make a comeback to save an old flame?

Casi McLean – Reign Of Fire

To expose a faction threatening America’s democracy, Emily joins forces with a detective investigating her sister’s murder, but she never expected to fall in love––or to encounter her twin’s ghost.

Valerie J. Clarizio – The Code Enforcer

Can they overcome their painful pasts—and a murder investigation—to find happiness together?

Chris Patchell – Deception Bay

She’s armed. He’s dangerous. Together, can they stop a killer from tearing a small island community apart?

Aaron Paul Lazar – The Asylum: a Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel

Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy.

Alyssa Richards – Chasing Secrets

Her husband’s secret is priceless; her attempts to retrieve it could be deadly.

K.M. Hodge – Summer of ‘78

Susan Evenbright pledges to make her last summer in Texas a killer one.


Pamela Fagan Hutchins – Buckle Bunny

The last guy to call Maggie a buckle bunny didn’t make his eight seconds.

Until next time,


16 thoughts on “The Last Tuesday Book Roundup–and a Special Deal”

  1. I just finished reading Daniel Silva’s House of Spies (sitting on my night table for a year). I’m not that into intense espionage thriller mysteries, but Silva is a master storyteller, so I’ve read all of his books in order. His newest one just came out. Now I’ve started An American Marriage and am already immersed.
    That’s quite a list of stories for .99 cents! I’m all in. xo


    1. I know about that whole sitting-on-the-nightstand-for-a-year thing. It’s a good feeling to read those books! I looked up An American Marriage and it sounds really good–but heart-wrenching. I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I just finished Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil. Loved it! Set in the late 1800s in New Orleans, a prostitute is murdered and the rumor is that Jack the Ripper has come to America. Has he? The characters are wonderful and I learned some about history throughout the story. It’s the author’s first book and I hope she turns it into a series. (I won it by leaving a comment on a blog, and I’m glad I did.)


    1. I love that title–the story sounds like a page-turner. What great praise you have for the debut author–she must be thrilled. I’ve won books by leaving comments on blogs, too. Very often they turn out to be great reads. I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  3. I’ve just finished a couple of fabulous political thrillers – The Glass Diplomat set in Chile & The Benevolent Dictactor set in the Middle East. Totally fascinating and absorbing. For some light relief I’ve now picked up a cosy mystery – Fromage à Trois, set in France. It was the cheese that drew me in 🙂
    Taking up your point about local history, I recently read a book about the Spanish Civil War that opened my eyes to what happened in my own town during those years too. Funny how we can so easily miss what’s on our doorstep. Happy reading, Amy 🙂


    1. I like political thrillers, but I often have a hard time following them. The same is true with political thriller movies, actually. The title of the cozy you’re reading is awesome!! The cheese would draw me in, too.

      Just up the road from me, there was an old building that was recently bulldozed. Turns out is was an inn during the American Revolutionary War. It’s too bad someone couldn’t have bought it and restored it–that’s one of the huge differences I’ve noticed between Europe and the US–over here we’re not nearly as good at preserving history as some other places.

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  4. I just finished The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis and loved it. Her technique of dual narratives featuring two strong women is captivating. I’ve loved all her books. Now I’m enjoying a fun mystery, Picture Perfect Murder, by Jenna St. James and just started The September Society by Charles Finch which is an historical British mystery. I love the amateur detective Charles Lenox.


    1. Wow-you’re busy! I need to check out the books you’ve listed. I follow Jenna St. James on social media and I love her posts. I haven’t read any of her books yet, though. YET. I’m planning to! And any historical British mystery: sign me up! Maybe next month you can let us know how you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I just finished Behind her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.
    I listened on audible and the narration was excellent. The narrator was able to keep me engaged throughout the book.
    This is a psychological thriller which I didn’t know when I chose it. I liked the cover. As I got into it I realized that it was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I kept going.
    For those who like that way out there type of book, this is a good read. For me, the ending was just too weird.

    Moving on to Phylis Entis’ audible of The Gold Dragon Caper.

    Have a great day!


    1. I find that psychological thrillers fall into two subsets: those I like and those I don’t. 🙂 It can be hard to know which way a book will turn just by reading the back or a short blurb. Sometimes all you can do is read it and find out! I hope you enjoy The Gold Dragon Caper! You have a great day, too.

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  6. I read the second in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I didn’t like it as much as the first one, but I understand many feel that way and that the series takes off after the second or third. I’ll continue and see for myself.

    Right now I’m half way through My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart. I won’t comment till I’m finished.

    Love Under Fire sounds great. Pus I know many of the contributors.

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    1. I believe I’ve heard that same thing about the Harry Potter books-that the second wasn’t as good as the first. I’m glad you’re sticking with it, because there’s so much more to come!

      Glad you stopped in. 🙂


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