Monday, November 23, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, One Corpse Open Slay (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 3)

Title:  One Corpse Open Slay (Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries Book 3)
Author:  Dakota Cassidy

Rating:  Five Siren Stones

 Genre:  Cozy Mystery

Keywords:  Witch, Hummingbird, Reindeer, Dog, Cat, Detective

ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Price:  $4.99

Publisher:  Self-Published

Pages: 189


Reviewer:  Stacey Krug  


Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care...

Halliday Valentine here! It’s a week before Christmas, and my quaint holiday town, Marshmallow Hollow, is chock-a-block with seasonal activities. Some less fun than others…like the ice sculpting competition my bestie, Stiles, has talked me into. Let’s just say, as a pair, Michelangelo we ain’t. I’m secretly relieved when our epically awful ice display gets damaged. It gives me a chance to watch my new beau, Hobbs, compete in the sled race.

But not five seconds in, and Hobbs’s sled-loving dog, Stephen King, escapes my grip to get in on the action—and boy, does he. He even manages to find himself a sled to ride. Too bad it’s already occupied. With the corpse of a renowned ice sculpting judge.

True-crime lovers that we are, Hobbs and I jump right into the investigation. It’s not nosiness, I swear. A little kitten’s fate is on the line, after all (long story)!

Only problem? A bajillion suspects. The victim was nothing if not an equal-opportunity jerk, universally hated by everyone he’d ever met. And every suspect has an air-tight alibi. Not to mention, the murder weapon is a giant mystery the police can’t solve.

All this sleuthing would be a heck of a lot easier if I could just use my magic. But can I trust Hobbs with that reveal? Or more accurately, is he ready for that reveal?


One Corpse Open Slay has a full cast of secondary characters that keep the story moving and readers guessing. We of course get to spend lots of time with Halliday and Hobbs as they work through the suspects trying to find the killer. As they interview suspects, we get to learn more about the people of Marshmallow Hollow, which is a magical little town.

Get ready for an interesting mystery and reveals from more than one character. If you are looking for a fun holiday cozy mystery series, then I highly recommend the Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries.  

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dianna Love, Treoir Dragon Chronicles Of The Belador World Book 3

Releasing November 10, 2020

Title:  Treoir Dragon Chronicles of the Belador world: Book 3
Author:  Dianna Love 

Rating:  Five Siren Stones 

 Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Keywords:  Dragons, Majik, Druid, Beladors, Demons

Page Count:   178             

ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Digital Services LLC 

Price:  3.99

Publisher:  Silver Hawk Press LLC 


Reviewer:  Stacey Krug 


Book 3 in New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love’s brand-new Belador™ series for first-time readers as well as current fans continues with new reveals and unexpected twists. Daegan and his people race across different continents to battle deadly Imortiks while a Tribunal issues kill-on-sight orders for Beladors. In Ireland, Daegan comes face-to-face with a dragon from his past who has waited a long time to kill him. Casidhe and Daegan take a leap of faith for a chance to find a hidden grimoire and everything changes between them.

*This is a 9-book spinoff series for first-time readers as well as current Belador fans.

All 9 books will release within a year and be available in e-book, print, and audiobooks.


These stories keep getting better and better. If you love fantasy, then I highly recommend this series. The Treoir Dragon Chronicles do need to be read in order because the story lines build on one another.

In book three the adventure and plot thicken as more characters enter the storyline. There are secrets within secrets, and I can’t wait to see where it will all lead!

You have time to read the first two stories before the third one releases! 

I received and ARC for an honest review.