a word about ‘waiting on Wednesday’:
I have decided to start participating in this book blogsphere meme with a few small changes of how it’s regularly blogged about by my fellow book bloggers. I will either be introducing my current reads of upcoming releases as I am in the process of reading them and/or I might be releasing a book review about a forthcoming title by which I had been blessed to read ahead of publication. The main purpose behind the meme is to encourage readers and your fellow book bloggers to become aware of new books being released which caught your eye and which held your interest to read. Sometimes if your still in the process of reading the books, its the titles which encouraged your bookish heart. I look forward to spending the next seasons of the year, talking about the books I have on hand to read, the books I’ve been reading and the books I might not even have a copy to read but which are of wicked sweet interest to become a #nextread of mine.
Today I am linking with Can’t Wait Wednesday via Wishful Endings!
Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
As you might have inferred by my JOY in having Vivian Conroy visiting with my chatters during @SatBookChat last year (see #SatBookChat’s archives – One & Two) and how much I *loved!* reading her Cosy Historical Mystery “The Butterfly Conspiracy” (see also Review) – it will not come as a surprise how much I have been wanting to start listening to her Murder Will Follow Cosy Mystery series! This is her Digital First book series released by Canelo I’ve been wanting to dig inside ever since we first crossed paths on #bookTwitter and became united through the #bookcommunity we both frequent therein.
This is why this morning I have a special announcement to make in regards to the Murder Will Follow series as the fourth novel will release this forthcoming March – making me grateful she reached out to me to help host (and there are several other book bloggers hosting today as well!) her Cover Reveal! Being a part of her Cover Reveal Team also helped me re-seek out this series – to see where the audiobooks are available and I have the delightful news in sharing I found the first two novels are already being featured on #Scribd! How wicked lovely is that?! I’ll be returning to #Scribd in March and I am going to be happily listening to the first novel “A Testament to Murder” when I do!
On my connection to Vivian Conroy:
I am quite active on the socially bookish side of the twitterverse (ie. #bookishTwitter); a lot of the writers and readers I enjoy conversing with on a yearly basis were first ‘met’ somewhere in a chat or a serendipitously lovely convo – either organised through a Twitter chat or a randomly engaged convo between them and I. I do not recollect how I first came to find Vivian Conroy or if in fact, she originally found me – I do know I immediately took to liking her Historical Fiction focused Twitter chat: #HistFicChat. Similar to my passion for #HistoricalFix (hosted and founded by Erin Lindsay McCabe – of which, due to her return to writing has been on sabbatical for three years) – this is a chat where Historical readers and writers can happily find each other, interact and chatter their bookish hearts out about the historic past whilst discovering new #mustreads!
I had the chance to review two of her novels: “In Peppermint Peril” and “The Butterfly Conspiracy” whilst I also had the opportunity to have her as guest author via my chat @SatBookChat. Ahead of the New Year, I also received good news my purchase request for her first Romance novel was accepted by my local library (“A Family by Christmas”) which I enjoyed reading and asked them to purchase the sequel “A Valentine’s Proposal” which I spotlighted ahead of her second guest appearance on @SatBookChat!
I am disclosing this, to assure you that I can formulate an honest opinion, even though I have interacted with her through Twitter and have reviewed her novels; as I treat each book as a ‘new experience’, whether I personally know the author OR whether I am reading a book by them for the first time. And this extends into sharing my honest impressions, thoughts and views whenever I am hosting a guest feature or a promotional post on their behalf.
Ooh, I nearly forgot – as I have been actively requesting Ms Conroy’s collective works at my local & regional libraries (as one encourages print & the other encourages audio requests) – I put in a new request for the very first installment of the #MurderWillFollowMysteries in audiobook – they graciously accepted my last request for her Stationery Shop Mysteries (“Last Pen Standing”) and I am hopeful they can source “A Testament to Murder”. Otherwise my plans to listen to this lovely via #Scribd is right on track for Spring!
Speaking of my past two purchase requests – “Last Pen Standing” has been such a hit with other patrons I’ve not been able to get it back yet to listen to myself and “A Valentine Proposal” is still in processing which means I am unsure if I will have it in my hands to read ahead of St Valentine’s Day despite having requested it in January! This series Little Shops on Heart Street are under her Viv Royce pen name and are published via Entangled Publishing.
Before I share my first thoughts & reactions to the audiobooks themselves (via their samplers provided by #Scribd) I want to reveal the Cover we’re all wicked thrilled to be sharing on our social & blog spaces today – help us celebrate and spread the word to your fellow Cosy Mystery enthusiasts in your life! Don’t forget to let me know why you love reading these lovelies yourself!