Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: Trick Or Treat Or Murder? (The Mellow Summers Series #8) by Janet McNulty

Trick Or Treat Or Murder? (The Mellow Summers #8)
Title: Trick Or Treat Or Murder?

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #8

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4) | Oh Holy Ghost (#5) | Where Trouble Roams (#6) | Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (#7)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: May 2013

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned e-book

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Synopsis:

Halloween has arrived and so has everyone’s favorite ghost: Rachel. Invited to a Halloween party, Mel and her friends hope to enjoy a night of fun. The party soon turns sour when a man turns up dead during a murder mystery game.

While Detective Shorts is busy questioning everyone who attended the party, Mel and her friends start their own investigation. Soon they find themselves digging into secrets best forgotten—the hostess’ mysterious sister and a lost will—and an underground tunnel that the murderer used to sneak into the mansion. Will Mel be able to solve this case before the night ends and the killer disappears?

My rating: ★★★★☆

It's party time!

Halloween has come around and Mel, Greg, and Jackie have been invited to a Halloween party. Oh yeah, and Rachel tags along too (yup, she's back)! Everybody is having a great time when suddenly, one of the guests is killed right then and there, in front of everyone! Detective Shorts and some other officers in blue show up and start interrogating the guests, trying to figure out what the heck happened at the party. Mel herself stays out of it and lets the police do their job... HA! Did you actually fall for that? Because she totally did not do that, lol. Detective Shorts has pretty much resigned himself to getting Mel's help whether he likes it or not, so Mel goes off to investigate the murder her own way, with the help of her friends, of course. Drunk ghosts, evil twins (maybe?), and lost money... oh my!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Post #71


Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blogging Confessions - How I review (Part 1): My To-Review List is Out of Control!



I thought I'd discuss something a little different, with all my recently read but not reviewed books as source of inspiration.

How soon after I'm done reading do I review?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (The Mellow Summers Series #7) by Janet McNulty

Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove (A Mellow Summers Paranormal Mystery)
Title: Two Ghosts Haunt A Grove

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #7

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4) | Oh Holy Ghost (#5) | Where Trouble Roams (#6)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: May 2013

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned e-book

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Synopsis:

While working at the Candle Shoppe, a man rushes in demanding to speak to Mel. He tells her that someone is trying to kill him and then drops dead. Though the coroner informs her it was a heart attack, Mel cannot get the man’s words out of her head.

Soon she is drawn to an abandoned inn that dates back to 1688 and the legend of Smiley’s Ghost. With the help of her friends, Mel explores the abandoned inn and soon finds herself being harassed by a black rider on a horse. Knowing that all is not as it seems, Mel must discover the secret of Smiley’s Ghost and the inn before she becomes the killer’s next target.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Back in town, some guy stumbles into the Candle Shoppe, frantic. He comes up to Mel and tells her that someone is out to get him, that someone wants to kill him. And then, suddenly, he drops dead... Literally. Detective Shorts once again tells Mel to stay out of it... But does she listen? Of course not, she's Mel! Haha. She feels compelled to unravel this mystery. I mean, this guy specifically sought her out, that's strange in and of itself, so yeah this piqued her interest. She soon finds herself immersed in an urban legend about a ghost named Smiley that, if you see him, you'll find yourself facing imminent death.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Where Trouble Roams (The Mellow Summers Series #6) by Janet McNulty

Where Trouble Roams (The Mellow Summers #6)
Title: Where Trouble Roams

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #6

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4) | Oh Holy Ghost (#5)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: April 2013

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned e-book

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Synopsis:

Yee-Haw! Mel’s out west and murder isn’t far behind.

While on vacation with her aunt and Jackie on a dude ranch in South Dakota, a dead body shows up in her room. In an area she does not know very well it is up to Mel and her friends to solve the mystery. During the investigation Rachel shows up and so does the ghost of Jedidiah: a man who died in the late 1800s.

With one turn after another Mel soon finds herself on a treasure hunt. Can she and her friends solve the murder and find the treasure before the killer finds them?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Mel and Jackie are off on vacation at a ranch with none other than Aunt Ethel. Crazy, I know. But things get even more interesting when Rachel shows up as well! So, they're getting all settled in their rooms when all of a sudden...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Post #70: RN Licence, FINALLY!


Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Epic Reads Book Tag!


So this tag was obviously created by Epic Reads, and I was tagged by Michelle @ A Thousand Lives Lived to do this book tag quite a while ago. But better late than never, I guess, lol. Here we go, this looks fun! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: Oh Holy Ghost (The Mellow Summers Series #5) by Janet McNulty

Oh Holy Ghost
Title: Oh Holy Ghost

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #5

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3) | Three Little Ghosts (#4)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: September 2012

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned E-book

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Synopsis:

It's Christmas time and all Mel wants to do is spend it at home with her friends. But quiet isn't in the cards when she sees a woman get murdered during the Christmas Parade. But without a body, no one believes Mel and it's up to her to prove not only that a murder took place, but who the killer is. Can she solve the mystery in time for Christmas dinner? Find out in the fifth installment of the Mellow Summers Series.

My rating: ★★★★★

Mel and her friends are having a great time at the parade when BAM! Mel suddenly sees this woman being murdered! Mel races to the scene of the crime only to find... Absolutely nothing. No body, no killer... Nothing. So Mel sets out to solve the mystery and prove that a murder really did take place. But will she find anything? Will anyone believe her?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: Three Little Ghosts (The Mellow Summers Series #4) by Janet McNulty

Three Little Ghosts (The Mellow Summers #4)
Title: Three Little Ghosts

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #4

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2) | An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (#3)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: September 2012

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned E-book

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Synopsis:

In this fourth book in the Mellow Summers Series Mel finds herself on a new mystery with the ghosts of three little girls.

While at the library investigating a ghost story for Tiny, a woman is murdered. As the investigation intensifies, Mel discovers that the victim was not so innocent after all. Embarking on one twist after another, Mel tries to find the murderer and help the three girls cross over.

My rating: ★★★★★

Tiny seeks Mel out when he sees the ghost of a little girl at the library. Mel goes to check things out when things take an unexpected turn... Mel is just minding her business, talking to three mischievous little girls, when BAM! Someone is murdered practically before her eyes! So now does she not only have the three little ghosts to take care of, but she also decides to investigate the murder of this woman. Yes, Detective Shorts told her to stay out of it, and yes, Mel decided to investigate anyway. Lol.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Post #69: Where did this book come from??


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review: An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (The Mellow Summers Series #3) by Janet McNulty

An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away (The Mellow Summers #3)
Title: An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #3

Previous books in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (#1) | Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (#2)

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: May 2012

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned E-book

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Synopsis:

Rachel is back. And so is trouble.

Mel wakes up covered in blood and with a knife in her hand. She has no memory of what happened. Rachel gets word about it in the spirit world and decides to help Mel out. Now the prime suspect in a murder investigation, it is up to Mel's friends to prove her innocence. But can a ghost get Mel off the hook and catch the real killer?

My rating: ★★★★★

In this next installment in the Mellow Summers series, Mel wakes up in a creepy motel room, covered in blood, holding a bloody knife! Holy crap! What?! So naturally the cops think she killed someone, but with no concrete evidence (not even a freakin' body!) they have to let Mel go. So it's up to her (with the help other friends, and Rachel! She back!) to clear her name and find out who the heck did this to her.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review: Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (The Mellow Summers Series #2) by Janet McNulty

Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails (The Mellow Summers #2)
Title: Frogs, Snails, And A Lot Of Wails

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #2

Previous book in this series: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: April 2012

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Owned E-book

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Synopsis:

Mellow Summers has already solved one murder mystery when she met the ghost Rachel. But now that Rachel has gone, Mellow hopes to continue with a normal life. But normal is not in her future. One night Timothy shows up claiming to have been murdered. Now Mellow must help another ghost solve a mystery. At the same time, various businesses have experienced thefts of small, but valuable items. Even the Candle Shoppe is a victim. In investigating Timothy's murder and the many thefts, Mellow is led to the dreaded and haunted Pen Mill's Estate. Can she solve both mysteries before she gets scared out of her wits?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Mellow thought her days of talking to ghosts was in the past. Boy was she wrong! Thanks to Rachel's recommendation, Timothy comes to Mel's apartment claiming to have been murdered and wanting her help to solve the murder. She concedes, somewhat reluctantly, only to later realize that there is more to this mystery than just murder.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Post #68


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Literary Nails: Fins Series by Tera Lynn Childs


It's time for your regularly scheduled Book-Inspired Nail Art ;) (Sorry for the missed post two weeks ago! But I had nothing to share, until now...)

This week's bookish nail art was inspired by...

Fin Series by Tera Lynn Childs

Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 Blogoversary Giveaway!



Lili Lost in a Book is turning 4 this month! :D I cannot believe I've been doing this for so long! So to celebrate and thank every one of my followers, I will be having a giveaway! Yay!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (The Mellow Summers Series #1) by Janet McNulty

Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (The Mellow Summers #1)
Title: Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice

Series: The Mellow Summers Series #1

Author: Janet McNulty

Publication date: January 2012

Published by: Janet McNulty

Source: Own e-book - Amazon Freebie!

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Synopsis:

Mellow Summers just wanted to go to college and get her film degree. She moved into a furnished apartment with her friend Jackie only to find that it already had a tenant: the ghost of a girl who was murdered a year earlier. Now it is up to Mellow to not only discover who the murderer is, but to prove it as well.

With the help of the ghost Rachel, Mellow sets out to solve the year old mystery. She soon finds out that she may have taken on more than she can handle. Pursued by someone who wants the identity of the killer to remain a secret, Mellow will have to use all her resources to outwit him and help the spirit of Rachel move on.

My rating: ★★★★★

Mellow Summers has just moved to Vermont to go to school and get a degree in filming. Best part: Her best friend Jackie decided to move with her! :D Little do they know that the apartment they just moved into belonged to a murder victim. But said murder victim, Rachel, lets them know what's up right away, lol. So Rachel asks Mel to help her find her killer and she agrees. But no one said it would be easy, because what ensues is a hilarious and equally dangerous adventure!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Slayers by C.J. Hill

Slayers (Slayers, #1)
Title: Slayers

Series: Slayers #1

Author: C.J. Hill (pen name of Janette Rallison)

Publication date: September 2011

Published by: Square Fish

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And, in this novel from C. J. Hill, they’re smart: before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it—these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

My rating: ★★★★★

Tori has always been fascinated with dragons, so she is ecstatic when her parents finally let her go to this dragon camp, but boy does she not know what she’s getting herself into! Turns out, amid the normal dragon-enthusiast campers, there are a handful of super special, elite campers that do more than the normal camp stuff... They’re Dragon Slayers!! And guess what, Tori just happens to be one of them! Tori must train hard to help the others protect the country from dragons that will inevitably attack. But Tori has many doubts: are the others crazy? Are dragons really, well, real? Does she even have powers? Should she just forget everything and go home? All these questions float around in her mind (and then some), but will she be able to pull herself together in time the help the others when the time comes?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Post #67


Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week! Let's get started!
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