Monday, December 15, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Oncoming Storm Series by Jay Mims

The Five Santas
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #1
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

Dan Landis is a private investigator who makes his living peeping in windows and taking compromising photos to make a quick buck. But, even adultery has an off-season, and to make some quick cash, Dan’s been hired by a department store to work as a loss prevention agent.

Then he finds Santa stuffed behind a dumpster. One Santa leads to another, and before he knows it, Dan’s up to his sugar plums in murder, intrigue and holiday cheer. It’s up to Dan to save Christmas, find the Kringle Killer and choose the perfect gift for the quirky blonde in his life.


The Five Santas - 4 stars. 

Wow.  First I would like to say, I am a romance reader so this is out of my wheelhouse. BUT.  I want more. I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Dan and Abbey. 

The writing is very good. I was in the story and even though sometimes I had trouble following, it was worth a second read.

Dan is the main character and his view of the world around him is interesting. I liked how the writer conveyed the littlest mannerism quirks. You always read books about big strong alpha males saving the princess, this isn’t one of those books. Dan is just an ordinary guy living life.

This story makes me believe everyone can be a hero if the circumstances are right.

I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Cult of Koo Kway
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #2
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

When Dan Landis wakes up handcuffed and threatened by a colander wielding high-heeled beauty, he knows it’s Tuesday. And when a hapless blonde is in danger of being mugged, his best friend shows up poisoned in his kitchen, and his sister wants him to track down a cowboy named Tex, Dan knows he’s in trouble.

Dan and his faithful sidekick Abbey return for this new mystery, as college professors keep disappearing, students end up poisoned, and someone keeps trying to kill Dan. And all signs point to an obscure film called The Cult of Koo Kway. As the clock ticks, Abbey and Dan must work together to save the day.



The Cult of Koo Kway by Jay Mims – 4 stars

I don’t read detective books, but I thought I would try this series.  I like it a lot.  There are places where more would be better but the overall story is a great read.

We catch up with Dan having a very bad day.  Then he runs into Abby and things get worse.  Dan’s references to tv shows and movies are fun.  Trying not to ruin the book for you with spoilers all I can say is that there are some fun gadgets, car rides, and hospital visits in your future if you read this book!

I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review

The Gray Ghost Inn
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #3
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

Dan Landis had a simple plan. Drive to a quaint bed and breakfast, spend New Year’s with his best friend Doc, and enjoy a much-needed vacation. Except, he didn’t account for everyone’s favorite klutzy genius Abbey.

Now there’s a body in the library, snow all around, and a mansion full of suspects. Dan must call on his best detective skills, and his worst Hercule Poirot impersonation, to solve this latest mystery. However, the awful truth looms overhead everyone, whatever the answer, nothing will ever be the same.


Racing the Storm
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #4
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Adventure, Detective, Cozy

The storm is here. Dan Landis, private investigator, has been hired by his defense attorney sister to do the impossible. In order to create a miracle, Dan must call on his friends and family, endangering them and putting a target on his own back. 

Dan is on the run, his home is in flames, and the bad guys have murder on their minds. The skies reddened in The Five Santas, the clouds began to darken in Cult of Koo Kway, and the thunder rumbled in The Gray Ghost Inn. At last, the storm is here. And everything is about to change.


About the Author- 
Jay Mims, better known as Mimsey, lives two miles past nowhere with The Mimsus. He also accidentally adopted his neighbor’s cat, Eartha Kitty, has a lizard named Bob hiding in his house, and has a passive-aggressive Dalek roommate named Steve. When not writing cozy mysteries, Jay teaches and is learning knitting. Jay is currently working on knitting a cape. Capes are cool.



  1. Thank you for hosting today and your lovely reviews! - GHBT

  2. Brenda,

    I kind of want to just have you read all four books. Not only as a romance reader, but just because I think it's nice that you paid enough attention to the details to catch the little things.

    Also, if you love romance, you're going to love book 3 & 4!

    1. I would love to read them. :) if you want to send them i am at (but let me know where its coming from so i can approve) --- or