Linda Andrews

Biography

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal."

All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house?

If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at lindaandrews at lindaandrews dot net She’d love to hear from you.

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Books

Hadean 2: Survivor Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Insanity is tearing America apart. Mobs of crazies own the streets and club anyone who provokes their wrath. Government officials are dead or are being hunted to extinction. The National Guard is killing everyone in sight The Air Force is bombing anything that moves. Is this the legacy of genetic tampering or a terrorist attack with weaponized rabies?
Hadean: Threshold of Extinction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,660. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Our food isn't killing us; it's changing us, turning us into killers. For decades scientists have used viruses and bacteria to insert rogue genetic code into our food. Now human DNA is mutating. Switches are being flipped. Some will commit suicide; others will become homicidal maniacs. One family. Separated by miles. Desperate to reunite. When all hell breaks loose, every block is a gauntlet.
Unmask My Heart (A Halloween Historical Romance Novella)
Series: Love's Great War (Historical Romance), Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,950. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Historical » USA
Her heart can't give him up. Her head can't trust him. This Halloween, he'll use every trick he can to win back Phoebe's heart. Will she keep her true feelings covered, or will she let Gabe unmask her heart?
Syn-En: Pillar World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,130. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Admiral Beijing York and his cyborgs are losing the war. With the Founders conquering world after world, desperate measures are called for. Preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice, he and his wife, Nell Stafford, set out on a mission that could turn the tide of battle. Instead they are captured by the Meek. Is this new ally an answered prayer or a deal with the Devil?
A Gift From St. Nick (Historical Romance)
Series: Love's Great War (Historical Romance), Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,780. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Hans Lubeck lost his birthright to a woman's deceitful games. Schoolteacher Lenore Kerrigan devotes her time to her pupils and good works. But this holiday season, fate and an island of matchmakers have other plans. Will they accept the gift of a lifetime, or will the past steal away any chance at happiness?
The Christmas Ship (Christmas, 1914, Belgium)
Series: Love's Great War (Historical Romance), Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,170. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
American businessman Jacob Kerrigan works behind enemy lines to help feed seven million starving Belgians and bring Christmas to the children. Roselle Perrine works in soup kitchens and her family farm by day, and spies for the Belgian resistance at night. When Roselle's spying is discovered, will Jacob remain neutral or fight for love?
Bathed in Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,450. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A civilization teetering on collapse A people demanding freedom A cannibal horde hungry for fresh meat. Six people marked for death. As the final battle for humanity's future reaches its bloody conclusion, nothing is as it seems and trust can be fatal. Not everyone can survive. WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, gory battle scenes, swearing, and cannibals playing with their food
Syn-En: Plague World
Series: Synthetically-Enhanced, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Admiral Beijing York and his cyborg soldiers' latest mission takes them deep into hostile territory to Surlat, home of the Plague that nearly wiped out all life in the galaxy. Their mission of mercy quickly turns into one of survival. For a dark secret will be revealed, igniting a war. Can Bei save his wife and Syn-En family, or will they become the first casualties?
Hearts in Barbed Wire (Historical Romance)
Series: Love's Great War (Historical Romance), Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A soldier trapped behind enemy lines A nurse risks everything to save him As the Kaiser's Army steamrolls across their country, they'll make a desperate bid for freedom. War will bring them together; duty will drive them apart. Can they escape the promises in their past or will they leave their hearts tangled in barbed wire? Love’s Great War: Belgium, 1914
Entanglements (Historical Romance)
Series: Love's Great War (Historical Romance), Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,580. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Captain Rune Lambert meets one woman who will tempt him like no other. Laila Vigdis finds the perfect man in Captain Lambert only to watch her beautiful sister steal him away. And Rune doesn’t object. When war erupts, Laila’s family side with the enemy. Caught in a tangle of treason and intrigue, she’s fighting for her life. Will Rune be her savior or executioner?
Born in Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,200. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
What would you do to protect your way of life? A scientist will betray everything he was taught to believe. A politician will seek untold glory. A leader will become a victim And a raider and prodigal daughter will join forces only to discover how much they stand to lose. Warning this book contains violence, offensive language and cannibalism
Synthetically-Enhanced: The Cyborg Trilogy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 260,110. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The first three books of the Syn-En Series are included. These are The Syn-En Solution, Syn-En: Culture Clash, and Syn-En: Registration
Syn-En Registration
Series: Synthetically-Enhanced, Book 3. Price: $3.79 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When Admiral Beijing York is informed that no human, Syn-En or otherwise, can be free until the species registers on a distant planet, he and his wife lead an advanced scouting team to secure humanity's liberty. And an ancient enemy is waiting to intercept them. The Founding Five won't give up their favorite slaves or medical guinea pigs without a fight. Now Bei must decide what price he'll pay.
Conceived in Blood, A Post-Apocalyptic Novel
Series: Redaction, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,210. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A hundred years after the apocalypse, four groups of survivors are on a collision course. A prodigal daughter will uncover a conspiracy with deadly repercussions. A raider will fight to complete his bloody mission. A grandfather desperate to save his sick granddaughter will do anything to get her medical treatment. A mother will make a horrible choice just to survive.
Redaction: Dark Hope Part III
Series: Redaction, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,660. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
They have survived an extinction level event and the meltdown. Now the remnants of the human race face their toughest enemy: Each other. Sealed under mountains of rock, the emerging civilization is beginning to fracture. Can the cracks be patched or will mankind's last refuge become its tomb. Redaction: Will this be mankind's last chapter in the Book of Life?
Redaction: The Meltdown Part II
Series: Redaction, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,760. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Seven days after a world-wide anthrax attack: Governments have fallen. Water and food are scarce. And ten thousand tons of spent nuclear fuel rods are ready to spew radiation around the globe. Survivors must battle nature and each other to reach safety before the Earth's surface is sterilized. Redaction, Part II, The Meltdown--Will humanity be erased from the Book of Life?
The Syn-En Solution (SciFi Adventure)
Series: Synthetically-Enhanced, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00)
A woman from the past. A cyborg with no future. They have every reason to mistrust each other but one: survival.
The Love Lottery (Paranormal Romance)
Price: Free! Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
She'll risk everything to stay in the magical town of Amores. He'll do anything to stop her from gambling with their future. The Love Lottery is a short story of 7,500 words. Edited by Elizabeth Burton
Syn-En: Culture Clash (SciFi Adventure)
Series: Synthetically-Enhanced, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,660. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
One world. Two alien races. And a secret that threatens to destroy everything.
Blue Maneuver-Extraterrestrial Security Program
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,010. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00)
The extraterrestrials have landed and they're human. Rae Hemplewhite didn't believe in aliens until a close encounter with out-of-this-world technology drags her into the extraterrestrial security program. Helping alien refugees adjust to life on Earth is difficult enough, but her first clients have a price on their heads. Plus, her new partner seems torn between the urge to kiss her or kill her.
Redaction: Extinction Level Event (Part I)
Series: Redaction, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 148,820. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00)
New version: Uploaded 8/10/12 with new editing and added scenes Humanity is about to be erased from the Book of Life.
Love on Cloud Nine
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.00)
Storm Warning: Love is in the air on Cloud Nine. Glynis Ahdeed is used to being pursued by every ambitious man on Cloud Nine. When tornado wranger Roland James is nominated for the prestigious Meteorological Board, she doesn't know if his pursuit of her is to ensure his position or if true love is blowing in the wind. Short story
2012: Winter Harvest
Price: Free! Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Winter 2012: The harvest of humans reaches its peak. Out of the galactic equator comes a race intent on harvesting ever last human on Earth. Now on the longest night, one man and one woman will find the key to prevent mankind's extinction. This is a short story and contains graphic imagery that some may find disturbing.

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Smashwords book reviews by Linda Andrews

  • The Z Word (Apocalypse Babes Book One) on July 29, 2011

    The Z Word starts out in a fashionable shopping mall in Hollywood and then whoosh, the main character Seffy is transported to another place with pink skies, glittery dirt and zombies. Normally, she'd be a meat snack (and deservedly so), but her loyal friends manage to rescue her even from herself. Seffy is an interesting character for an apocalyptic novel. Vain, self-centered, and shallow, she brings avoidance of issues to the level of an Olympic sport. She's also a contradiction-- for someone so set on being an actress, she's not very interested in watching movies or television. She clings to her designer tracksuit, first as a status symbol then as a security blanket. And finally, as the trappings of her WeHo life begin to crumble, a Seffy equal to the challenges ahead begins to emerge. Ms. Street is to be highly commended for her original cast of characters and the brilliant world she creates. Layered with cultural references from the eighties and today, The Z Word is an exciting and fast-paced mix of adventure and dysfunction. The first book in a six book series, The Z Word raises far more questions then it answers and does a wonderful job of providing plot twists one after the other such that some might suffer from whiplash. So if you're looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, I'd recommend adding The Z Word to your reading list. Its cast of Scooby-Doo characters, snappy dialogue and Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland surrealism is quite entertaining.
  • A Knight in Her Arms on Oct. 12, 2011

    For saving a woman and her daughter from raiders, Knight Gavin Rogueforth is given a chance at peace and love--in the far future. Museum curator Hannah Falcon craves adventure and excitement. What she's got is her third blind date in a month. She's resigned to her fate until he shows up--a man straight out of her courtly dreams. Even better he fulfills all her fantasies. Hannah and Gavin's tale is a poignant tale of the power of love and finding what you didn't know that you needed. A Knight in her Arms is a sexy short story that rewards the characters and the reader.
  • The X Factor (Apocalypse Babes Book Two) on Oct. 12, 2011

    Having survived her dose of Zombie Juice, Seffy wakes to find herself being experimented on. A coup has left the refuge in the hands of those not sympathetic to outsiders and sadistically interested in why Seffy survived. Trent, Seffy's nemesis from the Z Word, rescues her and the rest of the Scobby Gang as well as the Fugere's leader. But all doesn't return to normal. Seffy's friends reject her, Trent rises to hero status, and a new threat emerges that is targeting Seffy. I really enjoyed the X-Factor (maybe even better than the Z-word). Seffy's ugly past is beginning to show through the rips and tears in her Juicy Couture track suit making her more sympathetic and multidimensional. What's more Trent rises as not only the hero but as a man who can help Seffy believe she can be the woman she wants, instead of hiding behind shallow veneers. Ms. Street is to be commended for her homage to all those Commie scare movies. In a building that looks square from the outside but is round on the inside, the reader can expect some twists that don't follow the usual routes. The X-Factor is a fun way to spend the day.
  • iRobotronic (Apocalypse Babes Book Three) on Nov. 08, 2011

    In book three of Apocalypse Babes, Seffy and the Scooby gang have discovered a way back to their time. They think. But there's a price. Seffy must volunteer to be the resident guinea pig and go first. What starts out as a 15 minute tour, ends up being a forty-eight hour assignment as the powers running their Montana sanctuary/prison demand Seffy help save their leader. A last minute change finds Seffy in LA, just not her LA. Not one to waste her good fortune, she gets a new track suit and a hair cut but things quickly go bad. Fortunately, Trent is there to help. Soon bad guys are hunting Seffy and shooting at the couple. Worse, they've targeted the alternative universe's Scooby Gang for extermination. Can Seffy and Trent complete their mission, save Seffy's friends and return to the Montana bunker? Irobotronic is the best in the series so far. The pace never lags, action abounds and there's more plot twists as we wade deeper into the conspiracy surrounding the Montana bunker and the impetus for the initial time travel and zombie outbreak. I was delighted to see that Seffy is finally facing her problems head on and is no longer acting the victim. The confrontation with Gareth is long overdue as is the one with Fiona and Fenn. We also learn more of Trent's shady past making his actions all the more heroic. The series just keeps getting better!
  • Kumbaya Much (Apocalypse Babes Book Four) on Nov. 09, 2011

    Something is really rotten in the concrete bunker in Montana. Unfortunately, Seffy, Trent and the gang are stuck in the middle of it. Fortunately, both Seffy and Trent are wily enough to figure out what's going on and get out. Twice. Alas, circumstances keep pulling them back to the bunker and the conspiracy lasagna being served up. The evil pinkness has spread, not zombies this time but something more sinister and dangerous. First, we start with the other members of the Scooby gang who aren't as friendly as they could be until happy gas gets piped into the air. Until everything shifts, then shifts again and again, until I'm beginning to wonder if there's an Apocalypse Babes fault line running under Montana. Forget what you thought you knew, everything changes in this book. Some for the better (Trent fans will rejoice! I rejoiced!), and others not so much. The dark matter binding Seffy and Gareth is finally revealed. Ms Street does an amazing job of shaking every character up while staying true to the subtexts of the previous books. Seffy and Trent kinda/sorta/maybe pigeon hole their relationship, which will hopefully carry them through the next two books, help them sort out the real factions inside the fugere, and finally return to their own time and their own LA. Overall, Kumbaya Much is an excellent addition to a wonderful series.
  • Maggie Undercover on Nov. 15, 2011

    Investigator Maggie McCade is undercover as a Council Falls high school senior trying to figure out who hacked into the local software company. Included in her suspects is the hunky math teacher who has a history that gives him opportunity and could provide her with leverage. Jared Blake moved back home to build a life with his daughter. Unfortunately, the little girl has been distant to him since her mother died and Maggie seems to be the best thing to get through to her. Maggie insinuates herself into their family for the good of her investigation, but their home life brings out a longing that could jeopardize her case and her plans for starting her own investigative business. Jared must keep his distance from Maggie. Their attraction threatens not only his livelihood and reputation but, more importantly, his plans to raise his daughter. Maggie needs to stay and Jared needs her to leave. But love teaches according to its own rules. Counterfeit Love is a sweet love story about the true meaning of home and love. Both Maggie and Jared have a past that has taught them harsh lessons about trust. Ms. Hendricks delivers a page turner where both character's past wars with their desires and I couldn't help but root for their happy ending. But when all the deceptions are revealed, will Maggie and Jared believe enough in love give each other another chance or will they go their separate ways once the hacker is revealed?
  • Emma's Wish on Nov. 16, 2011

    Widower Sam Jenkins has made the hardest decision of his life. Knowing he can't raise his children and make a go of his ranch, he decides to send his three children to his late wife's family. Just for a little while, he promises them and himself. Instead of going to live with strangers, they run away and stop for the night to rest and to steal a pie at Emma Witherspoon's house. A carriage accident has left Emma scarred, jilted by her fiancé and alone upon the death of her father. Weighed down by loneliness, she's come to accept that she'll never marry and have children. But the arrival of Sam's children gives her an idea on how to save them from being sent away and give herself a chance at a family. She proposes a marriage of convenience to Sam. Although no one can replace his ex-wife in his heart, Sam accepts for the sake of his children. Emma's Wish is a beautifully written story set in Texas. Emma is a caring, giving woman who's impulsive nature is constantly at odds with a past that has taught her not to trust. Sam is a man willing to do anything to make his children happy, even rewrite his late wife's memory. The care and kindness with which they treat each other helps love to bloom. Can they take a chance on each other or will some lessons be to harsh to overcome? Ms Scott's story is American Western romance at its best. Not since I discovered Jodi Thomas's books have I been so caught up in a story. Highly recommended.
  • Galaxy Girls on Nov. 18, 2011

    The planet Kergeron is harsh and brutal. The men are genetically engineered to be warriors and the women breeders. There is no room for finer emotions like love and tenderness, except what a mother feels for her child before it is stripped from her arms. Phryne was born into the Kergeron world and was abused as a breeder. Taking advantage of the chaos of war, Phryne, her mother, cousin and aunt steal a ship and head to Earth. They arrive needing money, money they get from a casino. Their winning sets into motion a series of events that culminates in Phryne seducing a man and bearing his child. Hawk Higgens is a former FBI agent. Phyrne's seduction ruined his career and him for other women. After six years of hunting her, he's finally tracked her down and the child they created that fateful day. But he's not the only one looking for them. Warriors from Kergeron have finally decided to track down Phryne and her family and bring them back to the planet. Galaxy Girls is a well-written scifi romance set on planet Earth. Ms. Ramer does a wonderful job of creating a world full of familial love against a backdrop of distrust. Phryne and her kind are breeders, needing men to fulfill their purpose but hating their brutality. Hawk has experienced his own brutality at the hands of a woman, one who used his love to advance her career. Both will have to overcome their past if they expect to have a future.
  • Dragon Blues on Nov. 27, 2011

    Noah Long turned human for love, a love that was betrayed. Now 2500 years later, the reincarnated woman he'd loved has returned and she's brought trouble with her. His normal instinct is to take his treasures and run, but one thing makes him stay. Lila Fox has spent her life being strong but it wasn't enough to save her mother or sister. But it was enough to avenge her mother's death and hopefully punish her sister's murderer as well. Unfortunately, she's going to need help, not something she's used to. Now the best man for the job isn't a man at all but a dragon. And he may be the only one strong enough to get the job done, but the cost may be at a price she isn't willing to pay. Nick is a fascinating character. Ms Ramer does an amazing job of showing a man with all a dragon's legendary traits--including his love of treasures. Lila is a strong woman almost to the point of being brittle. Her strength makes her weak, something she'd never admit and only comes to realize in the hunt for her sister's killer. Dragon Blues is a fun read with enough whimsy to soften the dark backdrop of abuse and greed. With a few unanswered questions, I hope that there's a sequel in the works. If you love dragons as much as I do, pick up a copy of Dragon Blues.
  • Dragon Blues on Nov. 27, 2011

    Noah Long turned human for love, a love that was betrayed. Now 2500 years later, the reincarnated woman he'd loved has returned and she's brought trouble with her. His normal instinct is to take his treasures and run, but one thing makes him stay. Lila Fox has spent her life being strong but it wasn't enough to save her mother or sister. But it was enough to avenge her mother's death and hopefully punish her sister's murderer as well. Unfortunately, she's going to need help, not something she's used to. Now the best man for the job isn't a man at all but a dragon. And he may be the only one strong enough to get the job done, but the cost may be at a price she isn't willing to pay. Nick is a fascinating character. Ms Ramer does an amazing job of showing a man with all a dragon's legendary traits--including his love of treasures. Lila is a strong woman almost to the point of being brittle. Her strength makes her weak, something she'd never admit and only comes to realize in the hunt for her sister's killer. Dragon Blues is a fun read with enough whimsy to soften the dark backdrop of abuse and greed. With a few unanswered questions, I hope that there's a sequel in the works. If you love dragons as much as I do, pick up a copy of Dragon Blues.
  • A Cutthroat Business on Nov. 28, 2011
    (no rating)
    Savannah Martin is just starting out in the real estate business. When a call comes on a Saturday morning, she's quick to take it hoping it will lead to her first sale. It leads to a reunion with a bad boy from her past, Rafael Collier, and her first dead body. Cutthroat Business is a charming mystery rife with Southern hospitality and genteel manners. Savannah is a remarkable heroine who's trying to make her way in the modern world while clinging to the comforts of the past and dodging her well meaning family and friends. The story is sassy and funny and features not one, but two love interests, including the smoking hot Rafe. For those who love cozy mysteries, Ms Bennett delivers a tale sure to satisfy.
  • A Cutthroat Business on Nov. 28, 2011

    Savannah Martin is just starting out in the real estate business. When a call comes on a Saturday morning, she's quick to take it hoping it will lead to her first sale. It leads to a reunion with a bad boy from her past, Rafael Collier, and her first dead body. Cutthroat Business is a charming mystery rife with Southern hospitality and genteel manners. Savannah is a remarkable heroine who's trying to make her way in the modern world while clinging to the comforts of the past and dodging her well meaning family and friends. The story is sassy and funny and features not one, but two love interests, including the smoking hot Rafe. For those who love cozy mysteries, Ms Bennett delivers a tale sure to satisfy.
  • Contract Pending on Nov. 29, 2011

    Savannah Martin returns in the third book in the series. She's finally made a sale and is waiting for the appraisal to come in when someone breaks into her apartment and destroys her bedroom. Given her recent history, the police take an interest and it isn't long before the threats against her are linked with the man who isn't her boyfriend, Rafael Collier. Contract Pending is another cozy mystery starring Savannah and is set in Tennessee. I love the mysteries themselves and enjoy the switchbacks and miscues that unravel along the way. But I really love the evolution of characters across the series of books. There isn't just another murder mystery to be solved, it's about uncovering Savannah's true character and desires. Ms Bennett's deft touch has me looking forward to the next book and the new surprises again.
  • Hot Property on Nov. 29, 2011

    Savannah Martin would like nothing better than to return to her job selling real estate and put away memories of murder and attempted murder. Fortunately a series of robberies helps until it strikes a little closer to home when her friend and fellow realtor is involved. Unfortunately, so is the man she's kind of interested in, Rafael Collier. Before too long her friend is dead and Rafe is prime suspect material. Savannah has no choice but to do a little investigating on both their behalves. Hot Property is another winner from Ms. Bennet. I loved watching Savannah struggle against her proper upbringing and stretching herself for her friends. Particularly endearing is watching her rail against the restrictions, even as she uses them as a shield to protect herself. The supporting cast is sublime and outrageous, adding just enough misdirection and red herrings to keep the mystery fresh and exciting. If you're in the market for a great cozy mystery, Hot Property might be just what you're searching for. (Sorry, couldn't help the pun)
  • Close to Home on Nov. 29, 2011

    Something is rotten in Sweetwater, Tennessee and once more Savannah Martin finds herself in the middle of it. When the body of her sister-in-law turns up in the river, Savannah sets out to prove the accusations around her deceased relative are false. Close to Home differs from the three previous books in that the mystery revolves around her family rather than real estate. Savannah's boyfriend, Rafael Collier comes to the rescue until events force his departure. Fortunately, Savannah's grown a lot over the course of the four books and she's more than capable of dealing with murder. The story is fast-paced with plot lines from the other three books being brought up (The backstory is deftly handled, but I would recommend reading the other three in the series before this book). As usual, Ms Bennett brings together a wonderful, quirky cast to off set the darker themes of the mystery and tell a touching and amazing story.
  • The Baby Race on Nov. 30, 2011

    Thanks to her wandering parents, Claire Jensen never knew a permanent home. Now that her parents are dead, she's determined to make sure her half-sister doesn't endure the same fate. But her bid for custody may be short-lived unless she marries the grandson of the town's most powerful matriarch. Abused and neglected as a child, Race Reed rehabilitates mistreated animals and places them in loving homes. That dream is coming to an end if he can't make his mortgage. His grandmother offers him a monetary windfall if he marries and has a son before his cousins. But what starts out as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes complicated. Will they remain safe in their cage of protectiveness or take a chance on love? The Baby Race is a poignant retelling of a classic theme. Ms Hendricks does a wonderful job of slowly unveiling Race's scars and deepest desires. Trusting and naive, Claire is an excellent foil for Race's darker past. While the heat between the two is sometimes scorching, it is the little moments of caring and respect that make The Baby Race a true romance that will last through the ages.
  • Devil's Harvest on Dec. 04, 2011

    Luke Dawson is in New York to find out what happened to a friend's daughter. Unfortunately, he's hit a dead end. Literally. Taryn Hayes has had to work hard for everything in her life but all her ambition won't save her when she becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her mentor. Especially when it becomes known that he's been harassing her. Devil's Harvest is a wonderful book to curl up with on a rainy day. The plot is engaging and the obstacles the hero and heroine face just keep coming. Taryn is a scrappy and determined heroine who is easy to cheer for. And Luke is the kind of guy everyone would want if they find themselves in trouble. Ms. Scott's engaging style makes this a sure winner.
  • A Done Deal on Dec. 21, 2011

    Savannah's back and so is Rafe. Unfortunately, no one told her until she stumbled across him and his new girlfriend. She hopes that investigating a rather uncouth bride-to-be will distract her but no such luck. Jealousy lands her in some funny spots. Luckily, Rafe is willing to lend a helping hand. A Done Deal is a wonderful new addition to the story. I love the dual plot lines and the returning cast of characters. While the bodies aren't fresh in this one, there's plenty of mystery to go around.