Jinx Schwartz is the author of twelve books, including nine in the award-winning Hetta Coffey series. Hetta is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it!
A ninth-generation Texan, Jinx has lived and worked all over the globe, and much like the protagonist in her Hetta Coffey mystery series, she's a woman with a yacht and not afraid to use it!
Want to know when I have new or free book? Go to http://jinxschwartz.com and sign up for my newsletter and be entered to win one of three copies of whichever book you like from the series!
TODAY AND TOMORROW - Just Pardon my French is FREE on AMAZON!
Follow Jinx on Twitter | Facebook
Read more: Start a Sassy Cozy Mystery Series!
Amy Vansant specializes in fun, comedic, clean reads that have readers keeping their spouses awake at night with their giggling! The Pineapple Port Mystery Series includes all the charm of the cozies you're used to, with an extra wallop of thrills.
"I've come to the conclusion there is an evil genius hiding inside Amy Vansant. She has once again written an amusing, convoluted mystery that kept me guessing right up to the last page." - Reader of the Pack
Amy is a nerd and Labradoodle mommy who works at home with her goofy husband. She loves interacting with fans when the dog isn't laying on top of her,so stop by her site or social media and say hi!
Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Amazon Author Page - Follow! | Bookbub Author Page-Follow!
Read more: Giggles Galore in Amy Vansant's Pineapple Port Mysteries - Cozies with a Bit of Bite!
Linda grew up in Loveland, Colorado, the youngest of six children. She moved with her parents to California when she was 16 and spent the next 16 years of her life in the Bay Area before moving home to Colorado and finally to Wyoming.
"Justice for Katie" took top medalist honors in Mysteries in the 2015 New Apple Literary Services Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
Connect with Linda
Follow Linda on Twitter | Author Site | Facebook
Read more: Meet Linda Crowder and the Jake & Emma Mysteries!
Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders.
She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.
Read more: USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Mulhern and the Country Club Murder Series
National Bestselling author Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona--but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?
As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for--ooh-la-la--haute couture. Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness.
Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, Northern Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco--but then, who doesn't?
Maria has written short stories for anthologies, articles for high profile magazines and numerous blogs tackling love and life.
Read more: Cozy Mysteries With a True Italian Twist!
CeeCee James is a wife, mom of four kids and pet mom to two mini-dashchunds. She's always loved to read and always had her nose in a book-- getting her into trouble at school when she'd sneak it in her text books.
Writing has been a life long passion. Her first works were published in middle school and she won several short story and poetry competitions through out her life. Her published works include the Angel Lake Cozy Mystery series, nonfiction Ghost No More, and Wrecked and Yours, a sweet romance series.She loves writing about love, humanity's struggles and the celebration of life. Sometimes there is beauty even in the chaos of a messy moment. For her, writing is about taking time to savor those moments.
Read more: Meet CeeCee James and the Oceanside Mysteries!
Diane Weiner is a veteran public school teacher and mother of four children. She has enjoyed reading for as long as she can remember. She has fond memories of reading Nancy Drew and Mary Higgins Clark on snowy weekend afternoons in upstate New York and yearned to write books that would bring that kind of enjoyment to her readers. Being an animal lover, she is a vegetarian and shares her home with two adorable cats and a little white dog. In her free time, she enjoys running, attending community theater productions, and spending time with her family (especially going to the mall with her teenage daughter and getting Dairy Queen afterwards).
Read more: Meet Diane Weiner and the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Cozy Mystery Series!
Alison Golden was born and raised in Bedfordshire, England. She writes cozy mysteries and suspense novels, along with the occasional witty blog post, all of which are designed to entertain, amuse, and calm. Her approach is to combine creative ideas with excellent writing and edit, edit, edit.
Alison is the creator of the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries, a charming, fun series featuring a female vicar ministering in the beautiful county of Cornwall, England. She also produces a Jersey-based detective series featuring Inspector David Graham and the Diana Hunter series, set in Vancouver.
Her books' themes range from the humorous and sweet to harder hitting suspense. They are recommended for readers who like to relax and unwind with their books, who enjoy getting to know the characters, and who prefer the tougher side of life implied.
Alison is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons. She splits her time traveling between London and San Francisco.
To receive three free books, updates about new releases, exclusive promotions, and other insider information, sign up for the Cozy Mysteries Insider mailing list!
Read more: Heart-warming Cozy Mystery Series from USA Today Best-Selling Author Alison Golden
When I was growing up, I carried a book everywhere I went. Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl were my favourites.
Long story short, years later and keen for a new adventure, I moved to Spain to open a marina-front café bar, which was the inspiration for the series.
It was fabulous place to work, overlooking the sea and the boats, but with no experience of running a café, and very limited Spanish, it was the most challenging, most terrifying, but absolutely the most brilliant thing I've ever done...and the hardest I've ever worked!
In 2015, I read my first cozy mystery and knew I'd found a genre I loved to read, and wanted to write in. My first book, 'Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse', followed a few months later in May of the same year and the eighth book in that series is due for publication in July 2017. A new series with a celestial theme will follow shortly…
When I’m not scribbling down ideas for new stories, or tapping away on my laptop, you’ll most likely find me with my nose in a book (I read everything from mysteries and romance to biographies and cookbooks), rustling up something experimental in the kitchen, or out with my gorgeous rescue dog, George, who has me well and truly wrapped around his little paw.
Sherri's first book in the series, 'Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse', is free to download for Kindle at mybook.to/CharlotteDenver1 or for iBooks, Nook and Kobo at https://books2read.com/u/319E73.
If you'd like to take advantage of the discounted 99c/99p launch prices AND get early notification of new releases, launch day discounts and other book-related newsplease sign up to Sherri's readers' list at http://www.sherribryan.com!
Read more: Meet Sherri Bryan and the Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series!
Libby Kirsch is an Emmy award winning journalist, with over ten years experience working as a news anchor and reporter. She draws on her rich history of making embarrassing mistakes on live TV, and is happy to finally indulge her creative writing side, instead of always having to stick to the facts. She is also happy to not wake up at 2:30am to anchor the morning news anymore--there's simply not enough coffee in the world for that shift!
Though she is from Columbus, Ohio, Libby lives with her husband, children, and Sam the dog in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Read more: Meet Libby Kirsch and the Stella Reynolds Mysteries!
An award-winning and USA Today Best-selling author, Anna enjoys snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! Her books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC.
I'd love to have you meet Georgie Shaw, Detective Jack Wheeler, Miles, and Ella. This series is set against the backdrop of Marvelous Marley World, an entertainment empire built on the success of a cartoon cat. The idea of Marvelous Marley World and some of what goes on there is loosely based on my experience as a chef at Walt Disney World. No murders while I "worked for the mouse" at the "mouse factory" as we referred to the "happiest place on earth," but there was plenty of mayhem. Lots of interesting, quirky characters, too. Like Disney, Marvelous Marley World isn't always so marvelous! Always intriguing and a unique setting for a cozy mystery series.
I hope you'll enjoy the fun, food, cats, and second chance romance that come with the murder, mayhem, and mystery in this series.
Like all the books in this series, the box set is included in Kindle Unlimited so it will be free to KU subscribers!
Get the Boxed Set!
Read more: Meet Anna Celeste Burke and the Georgie Shaw Mysteries!
Colleen Helme is the author of the best-selling Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, a highly humorous series about Shelby Nichols, a woman with the ability to read minds. When asked if reading minds is something Colleen wishes she could do she says, "No way! It gets Shelby into so much trouble that I would never want that ability." Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby's adventures. Besides writing, she loves reading, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing.
Read more: Meet Colleen Helme and the wildly entertaining Shelby Nichols Adventure Series!
Dianne Harman has had the sort of life that makes a great author! She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.
- Dianne has been named by Amazon as an All-Star seven times
- Book One of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series was voted by readers as One of the Top 30 Best Self-Published Books of 2014!
- Each book features mouth-watering recipes
- All books FREE through Kindle Unlimited
Read more: Meet Dianne Harman and the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series
Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels.
Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were.
She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth.
Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.
Facebook | Web Site | Blog | Twitter
Read more: Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore with Christy Nicholas!
KJ Waters is the author of the #1 best-seller Stealing Time and the short-story Blow. The second book in the series, Shattering Time, was published on June 27, 2017 and the next day reached #6 on the UK Amazon site, and was #2 as a hot new release for one category, seating neatly after Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth.
In addition to her writing, she is the CEO of Blondie's Custom Book Covers and the co-host of the popular podcast Blondie and the Brit.
She has a Master’s in Business and over 15 years of experience in the marketing field. Before quitting her job to raise a family and work on writing she was the Director of Marketing and communications for a national behavioral healthcare company.
Sign up for her newsletter for exclusive content and the first five chapters at www.kjwaters.com.
Read more: Explore KJ Water's Breathtakingly Original Time Travel Adventure!
Linda Watkins currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. Born on the east coast, she grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Upon graduation from college (Carnegie Mellon, '70), she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for most of her adult life. In 2006, she packed up her belongings and, along with her 3 rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine.
It was on this island that she wrote her first novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND and, since publication, the novel has garnered the following awards:
- 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD COMPETITION
- 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEW, PARANORMAL AWARDS
- 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Read more: Meet Linda Watkins and the Terrifying Mateguas Island Series!
Julie Moffett is a bestselling author who's won numerous awards, including
- 2014 Mystery & Mayhem Award for Best YA/New Adult Mystery
- the prestigious 2014 HOLT Award for Best Novel with Romantic Elements
- a HOLT Merit Award for Best Novel by a Virginia Author (twice!)
- the 2016 Award of Excellence
- a PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel AND Best of the Best Paranormal Books of 2002,
- 2011 EPIC Award for Best Action/Adventure Novel.
She has also garnered additional nominations for the Bookseller's Best Award, Daphne du Maurier Award and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her book A Double-Edged Blade was an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Novel. She has sold over 100,000 copies of her Lexi Carmichael geeky, mystery series.
Julie is a military brat (Air Force) and has traveled extensively. Her more exciting exploits include attending high school in Okinawa, Japan; backpacking around Europe and Scandinavia for several months; a year-long college graduate study in Warsaw, Poland; and a wonderful trip to Scotland and Ireland where she fell in love with castles, kilts and brogues.
Julie has a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Language from Colorado College, a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.Ed from Liberty University. She has worked as a proposal writer, journalist, teacher, librarian and researcher. Julie speaks Russian and Polish and has two sons.
And Now Meet Lexi Carmichael!
"The Lexi Carmichael mystery series runs a riveting gamut from hilarious to deadly and the perfectly paced action in between will have you hanging onto Lexi's every word and breathless for her next geeked out adventure." ~ USA Today
Read more: Get your Geek On with Julie Moffett!
Shewanda Pugh's a tomboy who's been writing romance since an inappropriate age. While she's been shortlisted for a few awards and snagged a bestsellers list or two, there's nothing she enjoys more than hearing from her readers.
In another life, she earned a BA from Alabama A&M University and an MA in Writing from Nova Southeastern University. Though a hardcore native of Boston, MA, she now lives in Miami, FL, where she sulks in the sunshine, guzzles coffee, and puzzles over her next novel.
Read more: Meet Shewanda Pugh and the Romantic Love Edy series!
Joanne Dannon, an Australian author, writes to give her readers the experience she loves to savor--indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever-after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel.
Joanne is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website www.joannedannon.com chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic.
Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram
Sign up to Joanne Dannon’s newsletter and to say thanks, she’ll give you a FREE copy of her steamy romance Bidding on Love, with a hot Argentinian hero and sassy Australian gal.
"An engaging, fun, and sexy read.” Lexi Greene, romance writer.
NOTE from Joanne Dannon: The Alex Jackson series is designed so each book can be read without reading earlier books in the series. However, you will most likely enjoy them best in order.
Read more: Enter a World of Happy-Ever-Afters with Joanne Dannon!
Gina Conkle writes lush Viking romance, sensual Georgian romance, and steamy contemporary romance. Her historical romances always offer a fresh, addictive spin on the genre, with the witty banter and sexual tension that readers crave.
From commoners to lords and inventors to artists, Georgian romance gets a sensational twist in her Midnight Meetings series novels: Meet the Earl at Midnight, The Lady Meets Her Match, and The Lord Meets His Lady. In her Norse Series, featuring hot Vikings, you'll find evocative tales, rich in history, brimming with adventurous women and exciting alpha male heroes (take a look at Norse Jewel and To Find a Viking Treasure).
Gina's writing career began in southern California and despite all that sunshine, she prefers books over beaches and stone castles over sand castles. Now Gina lives in Michigan with her favorite alpha male, Brian and their two sons, where she occasionally gardens and cooks.
For more about these great romance novels, go to ginaconkle.com.
Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | GoodReads
Read more: A Sensual Georgian Romance from Gina Conkle!