A True-Life Murder Mystery with a Connection to Author Maria Grazia Swan
A True-Life Murder Mystery with a Connection to Author Maria Grazia Swan!
Most of my stories are inspired by real events and Gemini Moon is not only inspired by something nefarious that really happened, but more so because the victim was a personal friend. She died of a gunshot to the head. Her death was ruled accidental. The shooter? Her husband. This happened in 1990, in Southern California. I knew I had to write about it, I also knew I wanted to do it right.
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In my book, Gemini Moon, the roles are reversed, the wife shoots the husband. Because of my strong friendship with the woman whose death inspired the story, I describe her as she really was in life, pretty, smart, funny, bubbly and full of love. R.I.P. Yvonne. Yvonne was the Editor of a monthly magazine, she freelanced on the side. The day she was shot, she fell face first, on top of the manuscript she was editing. It was my first mystery. Love Thy Sister.
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Fantasy from Jean Knight Pace
Jean Knight Pace has had work published in Puerto del Sol, The Lakeview Review, and other literary magazines. She’s also written for Dollar Stretcher and Authors Publish. She has a BA in music and an MFA in creative writing. She lives in southern Indiana with her husband, four children, ten ducks, and a cat. She is the author of Grey Stone and Grey Lore.
Check out her website/blog at jeanknightpace.com!
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A Special Holiday Treat from Caroline Mickelson
Join Santa Claus, his extended family, and the merriest of elves at the North Pole in a series of six fun-filled holiday romantic comedies guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. The complete Christmas Central Collection offers readers four novellas, two short stories, and too many laugh-out-loud moments to count.
Included in this collection: Miss Kane's Christmas, Mrs. Saint Nick, The Return of Kris Kringle, The North Pole Prize, The Christmas Makeover, and Eve's Christmas Wedding.
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Steamy Marriage Romances
Anna Ellis likes to writes about happily married couples having sex with other happily married couples. There's no werewolves or vampires, shapeshifters or tentacles involved - just good, old-fashioned sex. And maybe a little tying up. Or a spanking or two.
The Touch series is an unconventional love story about a woman who falls in love with a man...and his wife. All nine books are available now.
Follow along to see what's coming up next! Visit her at www.annaellis.ca
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Sweet Bride Romances
Laura Haley-McNeil received degrees in Spanish and German from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She taught Spanish and then worked in the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library translating the correspondence of Bishop Joseph Machebeuf.
After moving to San Diego, she worked as the accountant for a Christian television station, then transferred to Hardin, Montana, and performed technical production for the television station there.
She returned to Denver and supervised accounting departments for a title company and a stock brokerage firm. During this time, she renovated homes, bought and managed several residential properties and obtained a real estate license. She has also worked as the property manager overseeing five business office complexes, high-rise office buildings and producing newsletter and marketing material.
She is an accomplished ballet dancer having studied and performed in that area for more than twenty years and has studied piano for over forty years. Musical studies also include violin and organ. She has been on the board of directors of two Colorado orchestras and is a past member of the American Liszt Society.
Several of her short stories have been published in national magazines, and she has written book reviews for Book Lover's Magazine. She is the author of the Crystal Creek Series and the Beaumont Series.
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Start the Carlswick Mysteries
SL Beaumont is the author of the Amazon best-selling series, The Carlswick Mysteries and the new standalone thriller Shadow of Doubt.
She lives in beautiful New Zealand, which is only problematic when the travel-bug bites (which it does fairly often)! Her passion for travel has seen her take many long haul flights to various parts of the world. Her love of history helps determine the destination and the places she visits are a constant source of inspiration for her.
Prior to becoming an author, SL Beaumont worked in banking in London and New York.
The titles in The Carlswick Mysteries series have been awarded honorable mentions at the San Francisco and New England Book Festivals, and Conspiracy, Deception and Mythology have all been Finalists in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. The Carlswick Deception was also a Reader's Favorite 2018 YA Mystery Finalist.
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When I set out to write this series, I wanted to write the kind of books that I like to read - usually fast-paced mysteries and thrillers with a bit of romance, strong characters and plenty of plot twists and turns. The Carlswick Mysteries are a great mix of these elements. The series focuses on the mystery genre overall with the romantic relationship between Stephanie and James running through each book. History is a key theme, particularly European history surrounding World War II and its cultural impacts.
Praise for The Carlswick Mysteries:
“A suspense-filled thriller, packed full of twists and turns. Highly recommended.” The Wishing Shelf
“Fast paced and highly entertaining.” Reader’s Favorite
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Start this Thriller Series for FREE
Vance Huxley lives out in the countryside in Lincolnshire, England. He has spent a busy life working in many different fields - including the building and rail industries, as a workshop manager, trouble-shooter for an engineering firm, accountancy, cafe proprietor, and graphic artist. He also spent time in other jobs, and is proud of never being dismissed, and only
once made redundant.
Eventually he found his Noeline, but unfortunately she died much too young. To help with the aftermath, Vance tried writing though without any real structure. As an editor and beta readers explained the difference between words and books, he tried again.
Now he tries to type as often as possible in spite of the assistance of his cats, since his legs no longer work well enough to allow anything more strenuous. An avid reader of sci-fi, fantasy and adventure novels, his writing tends towards those genres.
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Start this Paranormal Thriller Series
Eliza Lainn is the author of the Apparition Investigation series. She loves fantastical stories full of magic, mayhem, and monsters, though she's been known to read through some science fiction now and again. She has an unhealthy obsession with billowing coats, can't throw a battle axe to save her life, and daydreams constantly about what it would be like to have superpowers.
When not writing, she's probably losing at a new board game against her brother or going for meandering walks around her Texas town.
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Cozy Mysteries with Recipes
C. A. Phipps is a USA Today best-selling romance author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.
Cheryl loves a good mystery filled with feisty heroines and wonderful small towns with heart-warming tales of strong family ties mixed in with a little romance and humor.
The Maple Lane Mysteries are light, cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth.
No swearing, gore or graphic scenes
Free recipes in each book!
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Reader Favorite Thriller Series
Gledé Browne Kabongo is an award-wining author of gripping psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Fearless Series, Swan Deception, Conspiracy of Silence, and Mark of Deceit. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean.
Gledé holds a Master’s degree in Communications, and has been a featured speaker at the Boston Book Festival, Author Hour, Epilogues Podcast, and various industry panels. She’s also an instructor with the New Hampshire Writers Project. Gledé lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons.
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Mermaid - Merman Romances
I am an award-winning staff writer for a weekly community newspaper chain in metro Detroit. I became hooked on romance fiction when my 11th grade English teacher rejected the book report I wrote, saying the book was much too easy for me, and insisted I read and report on Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca." I read Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" that previous summer.
I took a long road through J-school, graduating from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in '95, just shy of 20 years after I finished high school, raising a couple kids, working part-time and doing my homework while my husband and kids watched TV. Still I found time to read what my kids called my "mush books."
I love the romance genre and love letting my characters take control of their stories. I am a member of the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America. I write under the pen name of Tara Eldana.
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Transformation Fantasy Fiction
Astrid Vogel de Johnsson is a South African author and anthropologist now residing in Sweden. In early childhood, she showed an interest in reading and languages--interests which her family encouraged. Astrid started writing her first novel at age 12 and now writes high fantasy, exploring her passion for cultures and languages. She is fluent in five European languages. She is happily married with two adorable children. When she isn't writing, Astrid likes to read, take walks in nature, play silly games with her children, do embroidery, and play music.
Astrid writes transformation fiction: incorporating transformation principles in novels, rather than writing another self-help book. Astrid is also interested in minority group questions, considerations on social standards of beauty and the negative consequences these have, and would like to make the fantasy genre accessible to people of non-white, non-Christian backgrounds. Astrid feels the fantasy genre has become too restrictive with limited representations of race, ethnicity and culture. She seeks to explore other paths on this writing journey, incorporating her background in anthropology and psychology to create engaging experiences which also provide food for thought on the diverse topics she finds most important. These include: racism, minority rights, cultural diversity, culture change, intolerance, humanity's environmental impact and much more.
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Beachy Cozy Mystery Series
I'm Emily and when I grow up I want to be Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. I can't quite decide.
In the meantime, I'm training for the job by reading a lot of cozy mysteries, plotting my own, and, oh-yes! eating a lot of 'brain food' (chocolate is good for your brain, isn't it? ;-) I also like knitting, crocheting and all paper crafts, except origami - I can never get it right!
My new cozy mystery series The Paper Crafts Club Mystery is out now and the new stories will be published soon.
I can't wait to find out whodunnit! And you?
For updates check my website: https://www.emilyselbyauthor.com
One freshly divorced fashion journalist in a full career crisis straight from NYC, one grumpy cook-cum-baker, one handsome semi-retired cop, one café on the brink of bankruptcy, one stray kitten, one sleepy little town in subtropical New Zealand and… one dead body, maybe more... Join Heather, Josephine, James and Kea the Kitten on their rush to find out whudunnit, while juggling cooking, cocktail-mixing, dog-walking, kitten-rescuing and all other aspects of life in Dolphin Cove, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Ps. Every book includes a recipe for a dish or a drink served in the story.
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Small Town Romance and Three Free Books
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels. Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she'd started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series (By The Lake and Caliendo Resort series) and, in 2016, released her first Fantasy Romance entitled The Gatekeepers (Part One of the Winters Rising series).
When she's not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.
Shannyn would love to get to know her readers as you get to know her (just don't send her any carrots!)
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Contemporary Romance from Cheryl Phipps
Cheryl Phipps is a USA Today best-selling romance author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.
As a young mother with three small children, Cheryl escaped the daily chaos of motherhood through her beloved romance novels. She loved being whisked away from nappies and wiping noses to exotic locations filled with suave heroes and feisty heroines, and wonderful small towns with heart-warming tales of strong family ties and life-affirming true love.
Her bookshelves still hold those favorite authors - Nora Roberts, Marian Keyes, and Cathy Kelly - plus new-found favorites like Marie Force and Bella Andre, who write stories that echo Cheryl's own values: family always comes first and life's struggles and challenges are always surmountable through love.
Cheryl's three children have now grown up and have families of their own, leaving her free to pursue her dreams of writing novels. She lives in a quiet suburb with her wonderful husband, whom she married the moment she left school (yes, they were high school sweethearts). She enjoys taking walks with her husband, dinner out with friends, and, of course, weaving sensual stories that celebrate the joy of love, family, and resilience.
You'll find her Billionaire Knights, Family Ties, Prossers Bay, High Seas Weddings, and Sycamore Springs series, plus some freebies, at www.cherylphipps.com
She also writes cozy mysteries as C.A. Phipps and you can find these at http://www.caphipps.com.
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Lady Margaret Turnbull Cozy Mysteries
C T Mitchell is an Amazon bestselling author of mystery short reads and novels with a thriller edge. He is multiple 5 star recipient in the 2017 Readers Choice Awards for his novel Murder Secret (formerly published as Breaking Point).
Street educated, Australian-born C T Mitchell has traveled the world in his business dealings as a real estate negotiator encountering many interesting characters; some outright crooks. He brings these experiences as well as a love for mystery thrillers to his writing.
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Want a Dragon Friend?
Marc is a South African-born dragon masquerading as an author, who loves writing about dragons and Africa, preferably both at the same time. He's the author of 25 fantasy books in 5 languages including 10 rip-roaring dragon fantasy bestsellers. Dragonfriend won a Gold Award for Fantasy in the 2016 IPPY Book Awards.
Look out for The Dragon Librarian, his latest release, as well an imminent announcement about Beautiful Fury, the final in the Aranya series.
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When he's not writing about Africa or dragons Marc can be found travelling to remote locations. He thinks there's nothing better than standing on a mountaintop wondering what lies over the next horizon.
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Witchy Cozy Mystery Series
Lily Webb lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two cats, Hilda and Zelda, where she spends her time reading and writing all things paranormal. An aspiring witch herself, Lily's always been fascinated by the magical powers of the written word.
To stay up-to-date with all things Lily Webb and Moon Grove, sign up for Lily’s newsletter here: https://www.lilywebbmysteries.com/newsletter
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Steamy Rock Star Romance
Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.
Learn more about L.V. Lewis at www.lvlewis.blog .
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Six Cozy Mysterys .99 each
Olivia Swift loves writing cozy mysteries! Her stories are inspired by her varied interests...gardening, spirits, crystals and so much more. Of course, there must be a romance or two in her books and a happily-ever-after ending!
Growing up in a small English village, Olivia is only too familiar with the various characters that make up a community. There is always an event, drama, or mystery amongst the village folk.
Only a few years ago, Olivia and her husband chose to take an early retirement and moved to the Aquitaine region of France. There, in her sun-filled study, she is able to sit and write her books. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the window overlooks her lovely French country garden.
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Cozy Mystery Witch Series
J. L. (Jerri) lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, with her family and feisty canine. She loves delicious southern food, dogs, Carolina sunrises on the beach, shopping on King Street, and curling up with about twenty different books on the weekends. When she gets the rare chance, she also likes to go exploring and learning more about Charleston's rich history.
Make sure to sign up for Jerri's mailing list to receive her newsletter so you can find out all about her new releases, check out cover reveals, take part of fun giveaways, PLUS receive an exclusive cocktail recipe book from J. L. for free!
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Check out this steamy reverse harem series
Reverse harem and menage are Roma's favorite genres. She writes suspenseful, blistering hot romance with plenty of twists and turns.
Check out Roma's new RH series, Power of Love:
#1 - Revelations
#2 - Crossroads
#3 - Destinies - pre-order Nov. 5th
#4 - Illusions - pre-order Dec. 17th
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Start this Funny, Entertaining Mystery Series
- Mike Faricy was awarded the 2016 IACM Silver Award for Best Mystery Author.
- His books have held the #1 slot in the Kindle Store in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and India.
- His Dev Haskell tale, The Office, was a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Awards and the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award. Star Struck, was a mystery finalist for the 2019 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award.
- He was awarded the Crime Masters of America Poison Cup Award in January of 2019.
The Dirty Lowdown called Mike Faricy America's hottest new mystery writer. Robert Carraher referred to him as Minnesota's Master of the Bizarre. Crime Scene referred to him as the next Carl Hiaasen. Crime Capers said; "Open at your own risk, you won't put him down." UnderCover wrote; "This guy is nuts and one hell of a lot of fun."
The Irish Gazette referred to; "The laugh a minute storylines of Faricy's deliciously engaging worlds."
Reminiscent of the late Robert B. Parker, Faricy's tightly woven Dev Haskell series is penned with a delightful sense of humor and even some romance. Entertainment is the name of the game as back-slapping, corner-cutting, babe magnet Dev Haskell interacts with such quirky characters as ice cream mogul Mr. Swirlee, The D'Angelo brothers, local crime lord Tubby Gustafson, 'Fat Freddie' Zimmerman, former NFL tight end Luscious Dixon, exotic dancer Swindle Lawless, and gorgeous Heidi Bauer. The Dev Haskell novels can be read in any order.
Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Faricy still spends six months of the year in the saintly city as well as six months in Dublin, Ireland. Contact information for Mike is listed just after this shameless list of titles. Thanks for taking the time and be sure to tell 2-300 of your closest friends.
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Billionaire Romances from Anna Lores
An avid romance reader, Anna Lores started writing steamy romance novels as a by-product of insomnia. One night, with a nudge from her husband to write a book, Anna borrowed her son's laptop and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month, she was surprised with a new laptop of her own to pursue her dreams of writing sensual happily ever afters.
The desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her close friends could not just talk about but gush over, keeps Anna's fingers racing to keep up with her imagination. As the rest of the house is sleeping peacefully, Anna sheds her title as Supermom of Three to write sexy love stories.
Sleeping might still be a battle Anna hasn't conquered, but armed with a B. A. in English Literature and all the hot men in her mind calling for their own story, she stays busy during those midnight hours writing her next international bestselling spicy romance.
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"Recommended to fans of erotic romance." Majanka, Goodreads reviewer
"Wow. HOT HOT HOT.... my Kindle is smelting." Laila, Goodreads reviewer
"The author has done a fantastic job with this sexy romance book." - Julie Barrett, Goodreads review
"It was an amazing read. Could not put it down once I started reading." - Wendy, Goodreads reviewer
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