Books, Coffee, Mystery, Reviews

[Book Review] Death By Vanilla Latte By Alex Erickson & Gevalia Kaffe Vanilla Latte

Death By Vanilla Latte By Alex Erickson

Death By Vanilla Latte is the 4th book in the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series following the adventures of Krissy Hancock, the quirky and inquisitive owner of a small town bookstore café, as she finds herself again and again tangled up in puzzling murder investigations.

In this installment of the series, Krissy’s father, famed mystery writer James Hancock, comes to town for a surprise visit/book launch, bringing along his ill-mannered literary agent Rick Wiseman and his agent’s assistant, sending all the local writers with unpublished manuscripts into a frenzy. When Wiseman is found dead and it looks like Hancock is the main suspect, Krissy becomes determined to prove her father’s innocence by finding the real killer, much to the aggravation of local law enforcement.

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Books, Coffee, f/f, Reviews, Romance

[Book Review] Get It Together, Delilah! By Erin Gough & Gloria Jean’s Madagascar Vanilla Caramel Coffee

Get It Together, Delilah! By Erin Gough

In Get It Together, Delilah! 17-year-old Delilah is going through it! It’s her final year of school and she’s struggling to keep her grades up while dealing with homophobic bullying from classmates. Her father goes on an extended world trip, leaving it up to Delilah to keep the Flywheel, her family’s café, afloat through a string of calamities. On top of all that she’s also dealing with friend drama and a seemingly hopeless crush on Rosa, a college activist/flamenco dancer.

With all the things she’s juggling, it’s inevitable Del’s going to drop the ball on at least one of them – somehow, she manages to drop the ball on all of them.

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Books, Coffee, Reviews, Urban Fantasy

[Book Review] Snared By Jennifer Estep & CoffeeAM Mochadoodle Flavored Coffee

Snared By Jennifer EstepIn Snared, book sixteen of the Elemental Assassin series, fearsome elemental assassin and Ashland’s underworld queen Gin Blanco’s hunt for information on the the shadowy group of criminal elites responsible for the death of her mother gets derailed by a sister’s desperate plea to find her missing sibling. Never one to do anything halfway, Gin throws all her resources, including her mixed group of talented and connected friends and family members, into the hunt for any trace of the missing young woman. Each piece of uncovered evidence brings them closer and closer to a sinister and disturbing realization – real evil exists in Ashland and there’s a body count to prove it.Read More [Book Review] Snared By Jennifer Estep & CoffeeAM Mochadoodle Flavored Coffee






Books, Coffee, Fantasy, Reviews

[Book Review] The Bone Witch By Rin Chupeco & Summer Moon Coffee Glowing Ember

The Bone Witch By Rin Chupeco

Set in a time and place where magic is real and a whole caste system is built around it, The Bone Witch is an absorbing dark folktale told in two interweaving perspectives, flashing forward and backwards in time. The book’s present day parts are from the perspective of a bard encountering a young, powerful bone witch exiled on a beach littered with skeletons, while the parts set in the past are told from the perspective of Tea, the bone witch herself, recounting her journey from a young ingénue ignorant of her own dark power to an initiate into the exclusive magic-wielding world of the elegant and much sought after asha, learning to navigate politics, patrons, and prejudices along the way.

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Books, Coffee, f/f, Reviews, Romance, trans female/cis female

[Book Review] Breaking Free By Winter Page & CoffeeAM Vanilla Hazelnut Flavored Coffee

Breaking Free By Winter PageBreaking Free is the story of Raimi, a trans teenage girl, starting high school for the first time as a senior and ready to throw herself into the teenage high school experience after being homeschooled for the last few years. Having undergone gender reassignment and facial surgeries, she’s really feeling herself and is ready to take life, and high school, by storm.

And then Raimi lays eyes on the beautiful Clare and a little bit of shine is knocked off her new life when she can’t stop thinking about the clearly troubled girl.

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