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Look for something to read ready for Spring? Here are some of the March 2023 book releases that we are most excited to read.

March 2023 book releases

There are so many great March 2023 book releases, it was hard to narrow it down to the ones I am most excited about. However, somehow I managed it. What I am most excited about is the variety of great March 2023 book releases. Genres I don’t usually read like young adult had a couple of books that caught my interest. As did women’s fiction, another genre I don’t a lot of. So, in this month’s recommendations you will see my swing from paranormal romance (an old favourite!) to cozy mystery to contemporary romance, with a few other stops a long the way.

This list is just a small selection of the March 2023 book releases, to see the full list of books that are coming in March that we are excited about, click on the March button in the “Find out what’s coming out in…” section below.

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March 2023 book releases we are excited about:

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon

by Sarah Hawley

Fake dating, grumpy sunshine, fat heroine…I want it. I want it now

As soon as I read the blurb for this one, it was on my TBR. It sounds like so much fun. A sunshine-y witch who accidentally summons and fearsome (and presumably handsome) demon. Then starts fake dating him to keep up appearances with her family. Gimme gimme gimme.

publisher’s synopsis

Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul. But what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side—and she kind of doesn’t want him to?

Mariel Spark is prophesied to be the most powerful witch seen in centuries of the famed Spark family. But to the displeasure of her mother, she prefers baking to brewing potions and gardening to casting hexes. When a spell to summon flour goes very wrong, Mariel finds herself staring down a demon—one she inadvertently summoned for a soul bargain.

Ozroth the Ruthless is a legend among demons. Powerful and merciless, he drives hard bargains to collect mortal souls. But his reputation has suffered ever since a bargain went awry—if he can strike a bargain with Mariel, he will earn back his deadly reputation. Ozroth can’t leave Mariel’s side until they complete a bargain, which she refuses to do (turns out some humans are attached to their souls).
But the witch is funny. And curvy. And disgustingly yet endearingly cheerful. Becoming awkward roommates quickly escalates when Mariel, terrified to confess the inadvertent summoning to her mother, blurts out that she’s dating Ozroth. As Ozroth and Mariel struggle with their opposing goals and maintaining a fake relationship, real attraction blooms between them. But Ozroth has a limited amount of time to strike the deal, and if Mariel gives up her soul, she’ll lose all her emotions—including love—which will only spell disaster for them both.

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by R.L. Mathewson

If you want something that will actually make you laugh out loud, then R.L. Mathewson is the author for you!

I love R.L. Mathewson’s Neighbor from Hell series, it’s on my autobuy list. To the extent that I hadn’t read the blurb before now. I just knew I was going to buy it and chances are, I am going to love it. The series is full of hilarious friends to lovers and enemies to lovers romance with the USP that (as the series name suggests) they are always neighbours. It’s the perfect read if you want something that is slightly silly, a lot of fun and guaranteed to make you laugh.

Pretend is quite far into the series; however, it’s also a prequel, so if you haven’t read any of the other books (yet), this one would be a great place to start.

Publisher’s synopsis

She couldn’t do this anymore.

After watching her best friend and the man that she’d been in love with her entire life propose to another woman, Morgan decided that it was time to finally move on. She made plans, plans that Eric didn’t know about and she planned to keep it that way, but unfortunately for her, one bet destroyed everything, leaving her with no choice but to be there for her best friend one last time.

He was done.

After catching his fiancée cheating on him, Eric Bradford was done wasting his time on women that he had absolutely no hope of falling in love with. He just needed time, a chance to get away, and he just needed…


Determined to figure out how he kept screwing up his life, Eric asks Morgan for one more favor, one that would change everything, and leave him with no choice but to do whatever it takes to stop the one woman that meant everything to him from finally walking away.

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Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

by Jesse Q. Sutanto

You had me at murder.

The true crime frenzy has not passed me by. I eagerly jumped abroad that wagon and brought as many friends with me as I could. I know I am a law abiding and good citizen of the world. However, my google search results and podcast feed may lead you to believe otherwise. It’s a bit spooky. You can probably guess why this new book release has caught my eye.

It sounds delightful. It’s a cozy mystery with an elderly Chinese lady as the protagonist. I am fully expecting it to be heart warming, funny and full of murder!

publisher’s synopsis

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady–ah, lady of a certain age–who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to.

Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing–a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn’t know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive from the body and tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron. Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could, because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer.

What Vera does not expect is to form friendships with her customers and start to care for each and every one of them. As a protective mother hen, will she end up having to give one of her newfound chicks to the police?

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Yearning For Her

by Tiffany Roberts

Look at the cover. Need I say more?

I probably should say more. I love Tiffany Roberts, they’re another author where I just want to buy everything they release. They write some fantastic sci-fi alien romance books. Their Kraken series is directly responsible for me picking up any alien romance where the hero has tentacles. They have a lot to answer for (or for me to be grateful for? Who knows?).

In Yearning for Her we have a heroine who is determined to remain untethered to romance. An incubus hero, who despite never desiring anything but a single night, can’t stop thinking about her and wanting more.

publisher’s synopsis

A wicked incubus. A curvy, delectable human female. One night of passion that changes everything.

Willow Crowley’s world comes crashing down when she discovers her boyfriend has been seeing another woman. The dream she’d held of a life with him is shattered in an instant, leaving her alone with nothing except heartache.

She vows to never open herself to that hurt again…

Until a seductive, otherworldly stranger with white hair, piercings, and icy blue eyes promises her a single night of pleasure. No strings attached.

But that night isn’t enough for him. He wants more, more than she’s ready to give. How can she trust him not to break her heart when he isn’t even human?

Kian has lived promiscuously for four hundred years. Feeding on the desire of the humans he and the fae considered prey. But when he locks eyes with a purple-haired female, something inside him shifts irrevocably.

No one else can sate his hunger. He wants her. Needs her. Yearns for her.

Yet she refuses to submit to the carnal delights he promises. She wants more. She wants…love.
Can he mend her broken heart? Can he love a mortal woman?

But even as their love grows into thoughts of forever, a hidden danger from Maggie’s past threatens to tear them apart. And when Maggie suddenly disappears, Kyle must put his faith in his family and race to save the love of his life before he loses her forever.

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The Lonely Hearts Book Club

by Lucy gilmore

Book clubs and friendship!

I admit, what caught my eye about this book was the cover. It’s so bright and pretty. But, the blurb is what has me adding it to March’s TBR. It’s a heart warming tale of lonely people coming together, and how do they do that? By forming a book club. Books really are magic. Of all the March 2023 book releases, I think I am most excited about this one.

publisher’s synopsis

Sloane Parker lives a small, contained life as a librarian in her small, contained town. She never thinks of herself as lonely…but still she looks forward to that time every day when old curmudgeon Arthur McLachlan comes to browse the shelves and cheerfully insult her. Their sparring is such a highlight of Sloane’s day that when Arthur doesn’t show up one morning, she’s instantly concerned. And then another day passes, and another.

Anxious, Sloane tracks the old man down only to discover him all but bedridden…and desperately struggling to hide how happy he is to see her. Wanting to bring more cheer into Arthur’s gloomy life, Sloane creates an impromptu book club. Slowly, the lonely misfits of their sleepy town begin to find each other, and in their book club, find the joy of unlikely friendship. Because as it turns out, everyone has a special book in their heart—and a reason to get lost (and eventually found) within the pages.

Books have a way of bringing even the loneliest of souls together…

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The Gargoyle’s Captive

by katee robert

Monster hunter, meet monster. Better not fall in love…

Confession. I have never read a Katee Robert book. Even though she has lots of fantastic monster romance books in her body of work, and I am a girl who loves a monster romance. This March, I may have to break my Robert cherry and pick up The Gargoyle’s Captive. I love a gargoyle hero, it sounds spicy as hell and I love the cover.

publisher’s synopsis

Grace is a monster hunter who went into her demon deal with eyes wide open. Years ago, her mother made the same choice and was never seen again, and the answers Grace seeks can only be found in the demon realm.

She doesn’t care that she’s auctioned off to a gargoyle. She doesn’t plan to stay with him longer than strictly necessary.

Unfortunately, she didn’t read the small print of her contract.

Every time she tries to escape, she’s transported back into Bram’s tender care. He never hurts her, never punishes her, just meets her fury with an easy charm she doesn’t know how to fight.

She doesn’t mean to give in, to stop fighting. But the moment she does, she starts to forget what brought her to this place and what her goals are. After a life starved of pleasure, she’s all willing to let Bram seduce her again and again…

At least until the past comes calling.

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Ellie is Cool Now

by victoria fulton & faith mcclaren

Revisiting the past in the most painful way: a high school reunion romp

I am from the UK and high school (or secondary school as it’s commonly referred to here) reunions aren’t really a thing a here. But, I admit I find them fascinating. You’re forced to confront your own expectations you had for yourself as a teenager. Did you meet them? Exceed them? It forces you to put a massive mirror up to your life and take stock. I can see what it’s painful.

In Ellie is Cool Now Ellie has worked hard to shrug off her high school teenage image as a nerdy outcast. But for “plot reasons” (lets face it, the reason will improbably and unrealistic) she is forced to go to her high school reunion. Shenanigans and romance ensue and I am here for it.

publisher’s synopsis

TV writer Ellie Jenkins worked her butt off to put her nerdy, outcast teen years behind her. So there’s a certain delicious irony in that she works for a hit show about popular high school kids when she was So. Not. Cool. And now she’s been offered the promotion of a lifetime—if she attends her reunion. But Ellie’s memory of High School Hell isn’t nearly as traumatic as the reality . . .   

No one at the reunion is what Ellie expected. Not her ex-best friend, who still has the ability to see right through Ellie. And not her secret crush, who has only gotten hotter, sexier, and way more complicated. The only way she’s going to survive this whole weird ordeal is by fixing her bad high school karma, kissing the boy who got away, and getting the hell out of Ohio for good. But Ellie’s discovering that in real life, she can’t just rewrite the script. 

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The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway

by Ashley Schumacher

A charming YA set at a Renaissance faire

This book has been described as Well Met by Jen DeLuca meets Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. As soon as I saw that I was ready to add it to my massive TBR pile. It promises to be charming and heartfelt, a lovely way to start the Spring.

publisher’s synopsis

Since her mother’s death, Madeline “Gwen” Hathaway has been determined that nothing in her life will change ever again. That’s why she keeps extensive lists in journals, has had only one friend since childhood, and looks forward to the monotony of working the ren faire circuit with her father. Until she arrives at her mother’s favourite end-of-tour stop to find the faire is under new management and completely changed.

Meeting Arthur, the son of the new owners and an actual lute-playing bard, messes up Maddie’s plans even more. For some reason, he wants to be her friend – and ropes her into becoming Princess of the Faire. Now Maddie is overseeing a faire dramatically changed from what her mother loved and going on road trips vastly different from the routine she used to rely on. Worst of all, she’s kind of having fun.

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Hidden Monster Ruins

by Eve langlais

An urban fantasy with monsters, witches and lotsa secrets

I am always on the lookout for a new urban fantasy to fall in love with and this one looks interesting. I have read Eve Langlais before, but it has mainly been her sci fi romance novels (which, I have loved). So, I look forward to giving this series a try.

publisher’s synopsis

Hide all you want. I will find you.

I might not wear a cape or a mask, but as an agent for the SMU—Special Monsters Unit—I am plenty heroic.
Most of the time.
Accidents tend to happen a lot around me since I’m what they call a null witch. Someone who basically murders magic.
Sounds cool, right? Not when it causes cursed folks to explode—literally—in my face. Gross. Not to mention I hate shopping for new clothes.
Still, I love my job even if it is dangerous. Other parts of my life could use some help, though.
My parentage is still a mystery.
The guy I liked, well, let’s just say things got complicated.
The boss hired someone new and annoying, and did I mention hot?
Oh, and there appears to be ancient ruins under our town. I’d be more excited if the Cryptid Historical Society hadn’t shut us out of our own investigation.
Whatever. There are plenty of monsters to go around in Nexus. Secrets too. Time for me to cause trouble in the name of good.

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