Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fabulous February


This is not a phrase you’d normally hear me speak. I don’t like February. It’s grey, rainy, icy, and cold. Just when you’ve had enough of winter, it stretches before you with only one bright spot: Valentine’s Day. And the only bright spot about that silly holiday is candy!


So why is February fabulous this year? Because it’s the perfect month to read. If you can read through February, you’ll arrive at March and be granted a few teaser days of spring and the belief that you’ll one day see flowers in the garden and feel sunlight on your skin.

Stay cozy this February by reading two fantastic new books by Lorraine Bartlett and Heather Webber. They’re being released next week and you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of each before they sell out!


First in a new series! The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. Business under Ezra has been faltering-but was it enough to provoke someone to murder? Only Kate can find the answer.


Lucy Valentine is still searching for love—for her clients and for her self—and this time, she’s about to go public with her private displays of affection…

“Exposed” by a Boston Herald reporter, Lucy is suddenly the talk of the town. Long back-story short: Even though the rest of her Valentine ancestors were blessed by Cupid with psychic abilities, Lucy’s only special power lies in her ability to find things. This skill has proven quite a blessing for those who come to her matchmaking agency in search of finding their long-lost loves. Now that Lucy’s secret is out, she has more new clients than she knows what to do with. But soon a certain man of mystery steals Lucy’s spotlight…

So....are you tempted or have you already ordered one or both of these February treats?

19 comments:

Lisa D said...

They both sound good...I'll have to check them out.

dandelionmoon said...

great teasers! got my interest picked! ;)

Melanie said...

Time to hit the bookstore!! February is just a snuggle with a good book month and then into March is reading month!!

Sheery said...

I had already told my husband I'd be late after school drop off on Tuesday - heading to pick up 'Absolutely, Positively'. Now I'll be getting 'A Crafty Kiling' as well because it sounds great.

Bring on February! I confess to liking the month, though. It's my husband's birthday month and I have fun planning stuff for him.

Katreader said...

A Crafty Killing was already on the menu...I'll have to check out the other read too!

Dru said...

They are pre-ordered on both my e-readers (didn't realize that until after the fact) and as paperbacks. They will make great gifts to a lucky few.

groovyoldlady said...

Wow, my Feb is pretty full on the calender right now. I think it's going to go by FAST.

I'd love to try these books, but I just won four awesome romances AND had one returned that I leant out before I read. So my "Gotta read" pile is already pretty high!

Lisa D said...

I have pre-ordered both and looking forward to reading them.

Rebecca said...

I've pre-ordered both and can't wait until next Tuesday. February is going to be a fabulous reading month!

Kristine said...

Heather has been on order for a LONG time now! Cannot wait to get my hands on Lucy's newest adventure!!!

Mare F said...

I haven't pre-ordered them so that I can go to B&N and have a non-fat peppermint mocha latte when I pick them up. It's my monthly treat to myself. I'm really looking forward to both books.

Heather Webber said...

Mare, that sounds like a great plan! I'm really looking forward to Lorraine's newest--that woman can write!--and I'm really excited to share Lucy's newest adventure with everyone.

Thanks, Ellery, for spreading the word! And to everyone who's pre-ordered, too!

signlady217 said...

They were both already on my "go and buy (and see what else you find)" list! :) Really looking forward to them!

Vickie said...

I placed my order today for both today with Cynthia at High Crimes, one of my two favorite indie stores in Boulder CO. Thanks for the cranium's up and reminder.

Aurian said...

Well, every month is a great month for reading! I don't care that much about the weather outside when I have a good book in my hands.

Bev said...

I just finished reading Heather's 1st two books and I'm anxiously waiting for Tuesday so I can get the third. I love Lucy!

Laineshots said...

Are you kidding?? I pre-ordered them both the minute I heard about them! I'm just hoping the weather allows the postman to deliver them on time.

caryn said...

Absolutely Positively should be on its way from amazon. I don't know about the Bartlett series. Is this a new series? Isn't this the author of Booktown?
Caryn in St.Louis

The Cozy Chicks said...

Caryn -- Yes, Lorna Barrett and Lorraine Bartlett ARE the same author. So if you liked the Booktown Mysteries, hopefully you'll enjoy the Victoria Square Mysteries, too.