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“Sinners Grove Suspense” puts readers in the midst of page-turning action and romance as an extended family fights against chilling odds to re-open a world-famous artists’ retreat on the northern California Coast.  The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.”   Each book is a stand-alone read.

Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, The Jade Hunters (See the whole series on Amazon)

The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and Josephine's Daughter

The A.B. Michaels Starter Set: The Art of Love and Sinner's Grove - $4.99

Drama. Suspense. Romance.
Begin a page-turning multi-generational American saga…


A.B. Michaels writes historical and contemporary fiction whose stories are woven through the friends and family of a unique artists’ retreat in northern California. 

Now, the first novel in “The Golden City” series along with the first novel of “Sinner’s Grove Suspense” can be yours for one low price.

In The Art of Love, self-made Klondike King August Wolff moves to turn-of-the-twentieth century San Francisco hoping to put his mysterious family tragedy behind him. After meeting talented yet troubled artist Amelia Starling, Gus feels his life might be headed in the right direction. But ghosts from the past must be laid to rest before he and Lia can greet the new century without incurring society’s wrath. 

In Sinner’s Grove, descendants pull out all the stops to re-open the founders’ once-famous artists’ retreat on the northern California coast. Unseen forces, however, want to stop them at any cost. As they fight to preserve a family legacy, obsessive love leads to murder, threatening more than just the loss of a dream.


Sinner's Grove (Sinner's Grove Suspense Book 1) Sinner's Grove (Sinner's Grove Suspense Book 1) $4.99

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The Perfect Family? Hardly. 

It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you.

Now Jenna's ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family's legendary artists' retreat known as Sinner's Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there's a problem...

She'll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life.

Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she's back, and the feelings he's pushed aside just won't stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner's Grove renovation, he's got more important things on his mind - like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won't count for anything if Brit can't keep her safe.


The Lair (Sinner's Grove Suspense Book 2) The Lair (Sinner's Grove Suspense Book 2) $4.99

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She Confronted Her Demon - and He Wanted Her Back.

After her playboy father dies in a racing boat mishap, innkeeper Daniela Dunn must travel from Northern California back to Verona, Italy and her childhood home, an estate called the Panther’s Lair. To say she’s reluctant to go is an understatement.

In fact, she’s petrified. 

The mansion she grew up in holds terrifying memories and deeply buried secrets. It’s a place where appearances are deceiving, and the price of honesty could be death. 

Complicating matters is her flirtatious friend, Detective Gabe de la Torre, who’s tagging along—without being asked. As Dani is drawn into her family’s intrigues, Gabe proves he’s much more than a friend, however. He’s a sworn protector who may lose his own life in the process of saving hers.

Gabe de la Torre needs to settle old family debts before starting fresh with the woman he feels could be The One. But when a mystery woman reveals that Dani’s father may have been murdered, the stakes rise dramatically, and Gabe realizes they’re now players in a treacherous game. Keeping Dani safe becomes his top priority, even as Dani strives to figure out whom she can trust: her relatives, Gabe, or even herself. 


The Jade Hunters (Sinner's Grove Suspense Book 3)  $4.99 New Release!

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A Fortune in Stolen Jewels, a Centuries-old Vendetta: Let the Shell Game Begin.

Award-winning jewelry designer Regina Firestone is proud to exhibit her famous grandmother’s multi-million dollar “bauble” collection at the grand re-opening of The Grove Center for American Art, known among the locals as “Sinner’s Grove.” 

The fact that she’s considering modeling the jewels in the nude like her grandmother did infuriates photographer Walker Banks, a co-owner of The Grove who’s in charge of the exhibit. Neither is willing to admit the real reason for the sparks between them.

Their spat takes a back seat when Reggie discovers that one of the most compelling pieces in the collection is not at all what it seems. Tracking down the truth will take the couple into the dark heart of a quest that’s lasted more than a century, one in which destroying human lives—including Reggie’s and Walker’s—means nothing in the pursuit of a twisted sense of justice.


A native of California, A.B. Michaels holds masters' degrees in history (UCLA) and broadcasting (San Francisco State University). After working for many years as a promotional writer and editor, she turned to writing fiction, which is the hardest thing she's ever done besides raise two boys. She lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs in Boise, Idaho, where she is often distracted by playing darts and bocce, learning pinochle, and trying to hit a golf ball more than fifty yards. Reading and travel figure into the mix, leading her to hope that sometime soon, someone invents a 25+ hour day. Her historical fiction series, "The Golden City," explores America's Gilded Age and its effect on characters, both actual and fictional, while her contemporary series, "Sinner's Grove Suspense," follows descendants of The Golden City as they navigate today's equally treacherous waters.

For more information, please visit abmichaels.com.