Milkman Keeps All the Girls from the Yard

1 Pretzel. It could be my lactose intolerance, but I was just not feeling this one. A synopsis, in brief: Milkman is set in Northern Ireland in the ’70s, that’s never specifically said, but I used context clues like car bombings, political unrest, and the early stages of feminism to figure it out. Our unnamed leadContinue reading “Milkman Keeps All the Girls from the Yard”

BLL Pregame: The Monterey Mint

4 Pretzels So, Big Little Lies is a dope show. If you aren’t watching it, you’re either a fool or you don’t have HBO and that’s totally understandable. I like to do a little pregaming before the big show and, if Sundays aren’t for day drinking, no one told me, so here we are. ThisContinue reading “BLL Pregame: The Monterey Mint”

Folklore Friday: Witchin’ Camaro

Hey Bookworms! Charlaine here! Is there anything better than going for a drive on a summer night? The way that the moonlight washes over the road. The feeling that you and whatever soul is lucky enough to be rolling with you are the only people in the world. Nowhere specific to be. No certain amountContinue reading “Folklore Friday: Witchin’ Camaro”

My Name is Trouble

5 PRETZELS! < No idea what the hell this means? Here’s How it Works. You guys, I love mysteries. I love them so much that I ended up co writing a mystery series with one of my best buds. That love of mysteries got me hooked on Pretty Little Liars which then led me toContinue reading “My Name is Trouble”

Big Little Lies: Episode 201

Book: 5 Pretzels Show: 4.5 Pretzels only because I will always rate books higher than television. Because reading is what? FUNDAMENTAL Haven’t a clue what a Pretzel rating is? Find out here. So, I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty a few years ago. Drama and murder mysteries are two of my favorite things. IContinue reading “Big Little Lies: Episode 201”

Folklore Friday: Ghost Road

What up, fam? Charlaine LeRoux here. Our publisher, Tipsy Mockingbird Books, lets me do a guest blog every Friday. I thought I’d share it over here as well. This is not a review, folklore is just my jam and I love writing about it. So, without further ado, it’s time for some folklore, henny! HeyContinue reading “Folklore Friday: Ghost Road”


Hello! We are Smoky Lynx and Charlaine LeRoux, adventurers, writers, readers, merkin weavers extraordinaire, and cinnamon enthusiasts. While we write comedic, heartwarming, cozy mysteries, we like to read ALL the things. Well, except romance. Romance is most assuredly not our jam. We hope to bring attention to newbie authors like ourselves, mystery writers, LGBTQ+ authors,Continue reading “Hiiiiiiiieeeeeeee!”