Books from the Backlog #296

Posted December 14, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 6 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #296Chaos in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon
Narrator: Johanna Parker
Series: Ghost-in-Law #6
Published by Audible Studios on November 11, 2014
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Length: 6 hours 51 minutes
Pages: 264
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Audible | B&N | Kobo

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane DeLeon brings you the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling Ghost-in-Law series.

Jadyn St. James hopes that the two-week quiet period in Mudbug means things in the small bayou town were back to normal…whatever that is. But when a fisherman finds a sunken shrimp boat, and the boat captain is missing, Jadyn wonders if the damage to the boat was caused by a storm, or if something far more nefarious happened.

Colt Bertrand has been fighting his attraction to the sexy game warden since he first laid eyes on her. Once more, their jobs have forced them together, but when a stalker sets his sights on Jadyn, Colt’s emotions launch into overdrive.

Can he protect the bayou beauty and also protect his heart? 

Chaos in Mudbug is a humorous mystery and contemporary romance set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It is the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling Ghost-in-Law series. Chaos in Mudbug has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong heroine, a sexy hero, and a ghost unlike any you’ve ever heard of. It appeals to fans of light paranormal, paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, romantic comedy, and also to fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

"Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday

"Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig

“DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews

“I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews

“Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader

“Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction

“The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger

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Why did I add Chaos in Mudbug to my bookshelf?

I thought that I read this one! I was looking through my Audible account for books I haven’t finished yet and stumbled upon this one. I checked my records, and it looks like I haven’t quite finished this series even though I thought I had. I have enjoyed the first 5 books in the series and plan to put this one next in my queue so I can mark the series complete in 2023!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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6 responses to “Books from the Backlog #296

  1. That’s a new to me one! I feel like I’m mostly aware of what series I need to finish…there are so many I need to start as well! Lol. Hope you’re able to get to this one before the end of the month!

  2. Don’t you hate when you thought you read something and you didn’t? Happened to me this week too. Sounds like this would be a sure thing for you. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. You’re doing such a great job of cleaning up your TBR on Netgalley, Edelwiess and books you own. I get annoyed by cozy mysteries mostly because some of them are ridiculous but I hope this is a good one that works for you.

  4. Lol, I’m the opposite! I often thought I haven’t read a book on my shelf, only to find I had read it and forgotten! It’s great either way, I think, you get to read the book “again” for the first time!

  5. I got the first one as a freebie and planned to get going on that series at some point. Cheering you on to wrapping it up soon, Carole.

  6. Yes! This looks so fun! Definitely one that needs to be on my shelf – where I will then probably ignore it for awhile because that’s how this always works.