Red Velvet Waffle (The Diner of the Dead #15)

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Things have quieted down until Benjamin come to see Sonja about a haunting at the farm. Though Sonja is willing to jump in to help her friend, Frank is adamant that ghosts don’t exist and Benjamin is just seeing things. Tensions run high when Sonja mentions her belief to Frank. However, Sonja refuses to turn her back on a friend and is determined to help him out before things get any worse.

This book is finally taking care of the issues that I have wanted addressing for the last few books. If Frank is going to be part of Sonja’s life, he needs to accept all aspects of her. I also enjoyed how they incorporated Benjamin into the story. I feel like it has been a little while since we’ve seen Ben and it was really nice to see him being used t furthur the story. I feel like thanks to Ben, Frank’s and Sonja’s relationship grew in this book. Frank also expanded a little bit more in this book, which was nice. After them being in a holding pattern for several books, this was a breath of fresh air.

I also really enjoyed the story. Though the mystery was less about murder and more about who woke the ghosts, it was still really fun. We got to see the different ghosts that are part of the history of the farm. I am actually a little sad that we didn’t get to see the old owner’s son as he was also killed on the premises a few books ago. However, this was still really interesting. It also delves into the occult side of Haunted Falls that has been coming to the forefront of the stories in that last few books

I actually really enjoyed this book.

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Red Velvet, Dead Velvet (Sky High Pies Mysteries #3)

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Crescent Creek might seem like a quiet town, and on most days that is not wrong. However, when the head of the library comes to Kate with a suspicious letter addressed to the known scammer in town. Kate works through the death threat and finds out that there is much more going on that what it appears on the surface.

Well, this is a fun book. We get to see the budding relationship between Zack and Kate which is nice. I was afraid that they were going to see high school exes be put back together again. As fun Trent is, and they do make a nice pair, I am enjoying Kate getting to know Zack and starting her life over again in Crescent Creek.Well, this is a fun book. We get to see the budding relationship between Zack and Kate which is nice. I was afraid that they were going to see high school exes be put back together again. As fun Trent is, and they do make a nice pair, I am enjoying Kate getting to know Zack and starting her life over again in Crescent Creek.

I enjoy seeing Kate work as a PI even though she is adamant that she isn’t working as a PI but she has worked in the field for 10 years so it’s hard to break the habit. I also like how, though he doesn’t completely agree with it, Zack doesn’t try to change her. Though Trent does belly ache about Kate putting herself in danger, he also doesn’t try to change her but just asks her to be careful. He feels a lot more like an older brother than an Ex-boyfriend.

The mystery was interesting, as was the character development throughout. Though the victim was treated like one, he wasn’t all that innocent. We still felt for all of the characters, which I really like in a book.
Overall, this book was really enjoyable.


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When Magic is Murder (Sky High Pies Mysteries #4)

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (Hannah Swensen #16)

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Doc Bev is back and ready to fight. She came back into town with her new fiancé and a new look. While still trying to get back with Norman, she is getting ready move into the new penthouse in town. But after Barbara was attacked and survived the fall. Hannah finds Doc Bev’s car on the bottom of the lake. As she has a reason to want Doc Bev dead, she is back in the hot seat in a murder investigation and she has to yet again clear her name.

Ok… So this book is one of the more interesting books of the series so far. I enjoy the multiple murder angle that we see in this book. Hannah is definitely drifting away from Mike in this book as a hole. Being the prime suspect in a murder investigation will do that with a cop boyfriend.

Norman plays quite a large part in this book as does Delores. I’m sure I mentioned this in a previous review but I really like how much Delores has been expanded on in recent books. Over the last few books, she fits better in with her daughters than she did at the beginning of the series.

I do dislike that the murderer is painfully obvious early on in the book. However, if you don’t mind that then this is an excellent build on the series

Red, White and Blueberry Murder (Donut Hole Mystery #7)

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Heather gets the news that Eva, a regular customer at Donut Delight was hit across the head, shocks her to the core. One look at her dear friend and she’s determined to find out who did that to her. Though Ryan begs her, Heather doesn’t let up on her own investigation. She is determined to get to the bottom of things.

Sleuthing Heather is back in this novel. I was so happy about that. Finally, Gillard got into the stride again of the amateur detective. Heather going around and asking questions and poking her nose into other people’s business is worth the read. Though the story was very easy to figure out, in my opinion, I still really enjoy the book. The interaction with Heather and Ryan, with the pending wedding, is excellent and the readers get to see how the couple is growing. I have high hopes for the rest of the series if Gillard continues the sleuthing in the future novels.


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Lemon Chiffon Murder (Donut Hole Mystery #8)

Red Velvet Rookie

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Now I will preface this with I love Red Velvet… but what was the person you thought up this music video thinking. Red Velvet normally has out there music videos but this one took the cake. I don’t normally like saying that something is bad, but I really can’t find any arguments to counter some people’s opinion that this isn’t their normally catchy melody.

Though this music video was vibrant like their others, the song left something to be desired. Their previous title tracks have all been very catchy but this track seems to not have this quality. I’m hoping the track grows on me because I really love this group.

To the actual music video. The video has an alice in wonderland theme. We have Irene acting like the puppet master to the girls as well as a marionette made of flowers. The first time that I say this, all I thought was WTF. This person was head to toe flowers and I felt so bad for the actor in the outfit.

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I will say that costumes her on point for the music video, though. I love the bright colours of the set and their clothes which is iconically Red Velvet. The outfits are very fun and are catered to each of the girls’ personality. I enjoyed the set as well with it’s fantastical feeling.

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This vides didn’t change how I feel1 about Red Velvet but it isn’t catchy like their other song which saddens me. After listening to the mini album, I would say that Happily Ever After has the iconic Red Velvet sound but I can understand that they may want to move away from the type of song. They could have also used Talk to Me but again it is not the title track of the album. This album contains a few ballads that work with their voices even though they are known for their catchy upbeat tunes. Overall, I like their album just wished the MV was another song.