Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (224) - Favorites From Both of Us!


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


And in honor of DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, all month long you'll be getting a pick from me and an additional one from Cassius!





FROM GOODREADS: Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietess, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break.

Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible.

Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them.

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  First of all I love this series.  Veronica and Stoker are two of my favorite characters.  And look at that cover!!!  Also, it doesn't hurt that Jack the Ripper is mentioned and that there is a dog on the cover!

CASSIUS'S PICK:



FROM GOODREADS:Werecougar Lily Mason has sworn off investigating crimes in Moonrise, Missouri. Now that she's a college student with two jobs and officially the girlfriend of animal activist Parker Knowles, she's too busy for drama and danger.

Besides, the last case nearly cost her everything, including her life.

At least until her friend, the elderly Opal Dixon, breaks a hip and must recuperate in a nursing home. Opal's has been spending all her time complaining about her annoying roommate, her idiot doctor, and the laundry service that keeps losing her clothes. So, Lily is less than convinced when Opal insists a nurse's suicide is really foul play.

Still, to ease her friend's fears, Lily agrees to look into the situation. With her loyal dog Smooshie at her side while she delves into the case, Lily soon learns that it's not all Bingo and low-sodium diets at Moonrise Manor.

And when Opal's suspicions make her the next target, Lily realizes she's running out of time to save her friend...and stop a sadistic killer. 

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  Because Smooshie is my book girlfriend.  I love her and am so glad she is getting a 5th book!

42 comments:

  1. Smooshie, be still my heart THAT IS THE CUTEST! That whole blurb is too damned adorable!

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    1. There is no way anyone could read these and not love Smooshie. Her name is even fun!

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  2. Yep, I'd like to read both of these!

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  3. Awww Smooshie! Love that Cas has a book girlfriend😁 And the new Veronica Speedwell sounds really good too😁

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    1. Yep. He has always loved Smooshie. Booker was always in love with the pups from Jackie Bouchard's books, and even her dog Rita. I miss him so much.

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  4. Love the cover of the first one, and love that the second one is set in Missouri, where I live. Great picks!
    Check out my Wednesday post

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    1. Then I think you need to check them both out!

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  5. Smooshie is adorable! I really enjoyed the first book in the series and need to get back to it.

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  6. They both sound really good! I'm off to check out the series for A Murderous Relation.

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    1. You need to read it. Veronica and Stoker are some of my favorite characters.

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  7. I'm excited that the next Veronica Speedwell book has Jack the Ripper in it. :)

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    1. Me too. I know we both love Jack the Ripper stuff.

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  8. Oh that Veronica Speedwell cover is awesome! And awww... Smooshie! Great pick Cass! :)

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  9. I have yet to read the Veronica Speedwell series yet. I must get on that. I think I have the first couple books on my TBR list at least. The Prune Pit Murder sounds good too! I need to give that one a try. I hope you enjoy both of these, Barb!

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    1. You should. I think I've given them all 4 or 5 stars. Such great characters and good mysteries.

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  10. These both sound fantastic in different ways! I love the Jack the Ripper aspect of A Murderous Relation as well and the cozy just sounds adorable. Thanks for sharing them. :)

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    1. Yes they are quite different but I have to have them both.

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  11. Oooh! Both of these books sound interesting! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. I can't wait to read the new Veronica Speedwell book and that cover is so gorgeous! I really need to try that dog series that Cass loves so much!

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  13. The Veronica Speedwell series is one I've been meaning to check out. A quick look on Goodreads shows this one's book 5, oh how will I ever catch up at this rate, lol!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yep, seems like time flies when it comes to book series.

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  14. Nice pick Cass! I still haven't been able to grab a cheap copy of the third book yet!

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    1. Hopefully you will one day. If I ever see it, I'll let you know.

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  15. Both are new to me, but I hope both you and Cassius enjoy your picks!

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  16. I love that first book cover - and it sounds amazing too.
    Happy reading - these both sound wonderful.
    Lynn :D

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    1. The cover is so striking. I love red, black and white on covers.

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  17. The cover for A Murderous Relation is absolutely awesome! I hope you enjoy.

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  18. The Prune Pit looks fun. I'd not seen those yet!

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    1. Oh they are fun supernatural cozies. I think you'd like the series.

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  19. I've been wanting to try the Veronica Speedwell series for ages. Glad to hear that it's one you really enjoy.

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  20. I love the cover of Murderous Relation. There are a lot of covers of that style around now. I wonder if it has a specific name. 🎨

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    1. Good question. I find myself drawn to that style as well.

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  21. I hope to eventually get to the Veronica Speedwell series. I hope you enjoy both of these!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Thanks Tressa and you should definitely at least give the first Veronica series a chance.

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