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Title: Murder in Mystic Hills
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: Cozy Paranormal Mystery
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Publication Date: March 27th, 2023
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All she wants is a break from adulting… then she rediscovers a world that’s been wiped from her memory.

 

Preschool teacher Belinda Harbinger’s summer vacation is going off the rails.  After receiving a letter stating she’s inherited a tearoom and home, she’s shocked it’s from a beloved aunt she can’t remember… who could speak to the dead. And finding out she has the same power, it’s up to her to solve her mysterious relative’s murder.

 

Moving to the mystical town, Belinda takes up with a talking cat Familiar and learns she’s the only one who can help her aunt cross over before she becomes a vengeful spirit. But while searching the house for her lost memories, she faces heated magical politics, fresh bodies popping up, and a hidden evil threatening to make her the next victim.

 

Not knowing who to trust, can she expose a killer and rescue everyone from deadly plays for power?

 

Murder in Mystic Hills is the spellbinding first book in the Mysteries of Mystic Hills cozy paranormal series. If you like feline sidekicks, quirky characters, and winding trails of clues, then you’ll love Chris Cannon’s humorous hunt for justice.

Chris Cannon is a speech therapist by day and the award-winning author of

the Going Down In Flames series, the Boyfriend Chronicles, the Dating

Dilemma series, and The Crossroads Chronicles by night. She lives in

Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.

 

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can

find her sipping coffee while writing fire-breathing urban fantasies,sweet snarky romantic comedies, or paranormal cozy mysteries. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.

 

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Killer Advice

SPH Series Book 3

By Bella Paige

Release Date: January 30


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Our favorite team of Homicide Detectives are back with a case that hits close to home with Wyatt when a body washes up on a beach connected to his ‘Ask Molly’ column. How does his advice leave behind a murder victim? Any will they catch the killer before there is another?

Meanwhile Devon, Alexis and Ava get put in the crosshairs when a fellow student brings a gun to school and holds up his class containing his bullies. Will everybody get out alive and unscathed? Or will tragedy strike more than once?

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Christmas CAT-astrophe

Holiday Pet Sleuth Mysteries

By Annee Jones

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It’s beginning to look a lot like arson this Christmas season…

 

The Cat Café is buzzing with excitement this holiday season as they prepare for the Holiday Fur Ball & Silent Auction. As Tinsley and her crew put the finishing touches on the treats and decorations, she can’t help but daydream about the new animal shelter she hopes to build with the money from the auction.

 

The excitement soon fizzles, however, when a fire breaks out at the café with the fur babies inside. Thankfully, they’re rescued by firefighters and all safe and sound. But everyone at the Cat Café is shocked when the fire’s cause is determined to be arson. With the future of the new shelter now on shaky ground, Tinsley knows what she must do.

 

She must find the culprit before they try again. Even if she has to work with the handsome but know-it-all representative from the ball’s big tech sponsor, Nick Greenly.

 

Perhaps rescue cat Jingle and his feline friends may have some ideas that could help solve the case? But time is running out…can they pinch the Grinch before he or she ruins the Holiday Fur Ball and spoils everyone’s Christmas too?

 

Find out the fate of the beloved Cat Café and the new shelter and brighten your holidays by reading Christmas CAT-astrophe today!


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A Small-Town Mystery with Big Lies: A Hope Ridge Mystery Book 3

By Rosemary Willhide

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When New Yorker, Abby Bradshaw, visits her sister, Amy, for the summer in Hope Ridge, she’s looking forward to a break, a chance to heal, and some peace. Abby has been through the emotional ringer and needs a breather, an opportunity to push the reset button.

What she gets instead is a constant barrage of unexpected turmoil. From the police showing up on her sister’s porch the second she arrives in Hope Ridge, to disturbing encounters with the neighbors, this definitely isn’t the small, friendly town Abby envisioned.

However, nothing prepares her for being a person of interest in a double homicide. The lead detective believes Abby is hiding something and refuses to allow her to return to New York.

Despite her new friends, Caroline and Vanessa rallying around her, and a sweet foster dog at her side, Abby faces an uphill battle at every turn. Even the handsome veterinarian, who has piqued her interest, gives her pause. She’s not sure who she can trust, including herself.

Is Abby guilty or is she an unwilling pawn in a plot of revenge?


About Rosemary Willhide:

Rosemary is an actress, turned fitness instructor, turned author of romantic suspense.

She’s told stories and entertained people her entire life. Writing is her favorite because she doesn’t have to leave the house or put on pants! Plus, the voices in her head do what she says, for the most part!

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Bill and their adopted senior pooch, Brownie. She still teaches cycling classes. She claims they keep her sane-ish!

If you pick up one of her books you’re in for a ride full of suspense, humor and page turning drama. Also, there will be a rescue dog for some extra tail wagging fun.

 

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Chicanery Road By Rachel Blake and Amilia Quinn
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One, two, Davie’s coming for you…
As sheriff, I live by a code of honor.
A code that doesn’t include defiling my little sister’s best friend, no matter how badly I may want to.
But then the bodies start piling up, turning my small town into a graveyard for a madman.
And Trixie, the girl I’m not supposed to want, disappears.
Screw the code.
Trixie is mine, and there is nothing I won’t do — no rule or law I won’t break — to get her back.
Even as I fight to save my girl, I’m forced to face a horrible truth: Evil has come to Theophilus.
And we may not be strong enough to defeat it.

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Title: Deadly Deception
Author: Mary Martinez
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Release Date: June 1, 2022
 
A blink of an eye. That’s all it took for her life to change forever. After two years, Marcie Faraday still doesn’t believe the crash that took her family was an accident. She is determined to find the answers, even if the truth puts her in danger.
Detectives Booker Dixson and Lashelle Valentine must deliver the news to Jonas Faraday’s widow which is the worst part of their job. Neither believes it should have been ruled an accident.
Booker and Lashelle uncover a connection between Marcie’s late husband and her father’s medical clinical trial. Coincidence or ploy? Booker Dixson does not believe in coincidence.
Deadly Deception is a thrilling journey to uncover the secrets that threaten to shatter the perfect picture of Marcie and her family.



She paused at the top of the stairs. It had been two years since she’d felt this paralyzed. The day the officers had told her about her family, to be precise. She drew in a deep breath as she realized she’d been paralyzed ever since.

It was time to take control.

With determination, she tackled the closest box. After three boxes, now marked for charity, she understood she was still procrastinating on what she had come to do.

With renewed purpose she surveyed the boxes until she found what she’d really been looking for; her husband’s work belongings. Bold letters indicated the content. WORK FILES. Would she find what she needed in this first box?

She used the scissors to cut the packing tape and gingerly lifted the flap. She quickly realized the files were old and only records of completed cases. They were the first to visit her father’s shredder.

Tears slipped as she fed the paper to the machine. Her husband’s life was reduced to a container of shredded paper. He’d been on his way to the top. Though he hadn’t talked much about the account he’d hoped to land that fateful day, she had felt his anticipation almost as if it had been her own. His excitement had told her it was something special. She sat back on her heels as she realized something. He was keeping it a secret because he was going to surprise her with whatever it was when he landed it.

Three boxes later she found, POLICE FILES. Her stomach churned, she swallowed down her trepidation. Come on Marcie. Where is that woman full of grit? She could almost hear Jonas say the words.

She used the back of her hand to swipe at the dampness on her cheeks. Her hands trembled so hard she was barely able to open the flaps. Once done, she realized she was staring across the room at the wall. Unwilling to look inside, she closed her eyes a moment. Lowering her head, she drew air into her lungs and held it there. Her eyes slowly opened as she released her breath.

Plastic. It took a moment for her to understand what she was looking at. The bag with all of her husband’s personal effects from the accident. She opened the bag and carefully pulled out the items one by one. At the bottom were her daughter’s hair clips and her favorite brush.

Her vision wavered as she turned her attention to the contents of the box. She reached for Tori’s backpack. Frozen characters in the background and Olaf happily dancing in the forefront. Her throat clogged with the tears that wanted to continue to fall.

“Oh, Tori you loved that snowman.” She swiped at her cheeks. “They have another one out, Frozen II. We could have gone…”

Her words ended in a sob, she pulled the pack to her face and inhaled, hoping for a whiff of her daughter.
Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, six wonderful grandsons, and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends–she includes good books as friends!

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course, they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett’s live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnam’s.

They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women’s fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference. She was awarded the 2021 N. N. Light Book Award winner for best book in two categories: Four Sisters for Women’s fiction and Celtic Myst by M. L. Foxx for Fantasy.

Mary also writes as ML Foxx. This is her first jaunt into Fantasy and Sci-Fi, she loves it. It gives her freedom of choice. In her ML persona she also loves to go to the movies, and you got it… Watch the Avengers, Dead Pool, among others. Something her hubby doesn’t really enjoy but humors her fantasy side. You’ll see more books soon…

Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES; University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.

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The Quarter holds secrets. Some, more deadly than others.

When I cast the spell to bless the alpha’s mating ceremony, I didn’t mean to bind him to me.

Now he hunts me.

I know he wants the spell reversed, but I’m not sure I can do it.

Something terrible went wrong with my magic.

I can feel the evil coursing through me.

There’s someone with an agenda, one meant to break the pack.

Finding who was responsible and reversing the spell proves difficult.

Someone wants the Quarter for himself.

When he found me, I feared the worst. He meant to kill me. Instead, he claimed what was his. If I can’t fix what I did, he may go mad.

That’s not a fate I would wish on anyone. I will fix the bond that binds us and find whoever is responsible for this mess, even if it’s the last thing I ever do.

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Follower of dreams. Lover of the written word. Mila Waters puts her imagination to good use not only as a writer but as a mother. From princesses to kittens, from Lego police cars to video games, life is a never-ending adventure. Dreams — and nightmares — lead to new fictional characters driven by their emotions trying to find their place in this world.

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Title: Betrayal At Sea

Series: Cruisin’ Around

Author: AnnaMarie Gardner

Genre:  Murder Mystery

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Release Date: February 1, 2022

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Blurb: 

Betrayal and murder, two likely bedfellows.

Who done it and why two very important questions.

Who is the murderer?

Who is behind it all ?

Author Bio:

Best Selling author, who loves fantasy, fairies and the whole paranormal world.  Her first passion was writing poetry, which developed from the love of reading at a very early age. She has been spreading her wings in anthologies allowing her to explore so many genres.

She is a wife and mom of two amazing teens. Her family contributes to her active imagination and her passion for writing. Her daughter shares her love of the written word

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Collection: Social Rejects Syndicate World 
Titles: Miguel, Davet, Anton, and Gambit 
Authors: Janet A. Mota, Dixie Painter, KL Donn, and Cayce Poponea 
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Design: Sweet 15 Designs
 
 
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Miguel Fonseca is next in line to take over the organization. He refuses to run the business the way his father has. He has other ideas. He’s second-guessing how he’s going to be able to make those changes. Without warning, walks into his life. She opens his world to new and inventive ideas. She turns his world upside down in all the good ways. Together they turn the organization into a powerhouse. Together they are a force to be reconed with.
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Davet de Wees
I’m called de Duivel. The Devil.
I govern Les Voleurs Syndicate with the same harsh rules and code of honor that have governed my life since I was a kid. I worked my way from the streets to this place of power, and now the respectability of my syndicate is at stake because I am lacking a wife. I’ve reluctantly agreed to entertain the thought, but I don’t want a vapid piece of arm candy that was traded in marriage to strengthen bonds with another syndicate. However, when Liliane Lemaire appears with a proposition I can’t ignore, I find myself drawn to the beautiful woman, tempted by all she can bring me. But trust is something I don’t often give, and I’m worried that she’s going to lead me down a dangerous path, one that can ultimately destroy me.
Liliane Lemaire
My father has sold me into marriage once already. He’s a ruthless criminal that cares about nothing save power, money, and creating fear in those around him. I lived surrounded by that fear, allowing myself to be traded into what I thought was meant to secure a bond between my father and my husband. But then the unthinkable happened, and I found myself back in my father’s evil clutches. He wants me to do something nefarious, and if I don’t agree, he’s going to send me straight to the Block, a human trafficking auction ran by my father. I’m done being used, and I’m determined to bring him down, even if it kills me. My only hope is to join forces with de Duivel, the only man capable of bringing my father down. But I don’t know if I can trust him to keep me safe, and I’m afraid that if we don’t succeed, Davet will suffer the same fate as my last husband, and I’ll always be nothing more than my father’s evil pawn.
This work of fiction features acts of violence, strong language, and adult scenes. Readers over 18 only.
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Anton Renznikov took the world on his shoulders when his father died. The Odessa Organization became his sole purpose for surviving the often turbulent streets of his Ukraine home. With his brothers by his side, Anton fought to conquer any enemy that came his way with swift ruthlessness and a devilish hand.
What he wasn’t expecting was falling for his daughter’s nanny, and when his lifestyle comes for her, steals Sofiy Koval from his fingertips, there isn’t a force in the world that will stop him from exacting justice.
 
 
 
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A man harboring a deadly secret. A woman falling desperately in love. An act of charity bringing them together.
 
Ardan has lived by a singular rule; protect the Family at all costs. He’s sacrificed everything, including his dreams, to keep the Meidani Family’s secrets hidden. What happens when the Family’s latest demand requires him to betray his own heart? Will he be able to stand against ancient traditions, allowing him to forge a new life for himself? Or will he bend once again, shattering any hope of mending a broken promise he pledged to the one person who owns his soul?
 
Gia grew up knowing secrets are a way of life. Born into the Vitale Family, she’s no stranger to the inner workings of the syndicate world. When an opportunity to raise money for the less fortunate turns into an online romance, will Gia lay everything on the line to find her happily ever after? Or will the harsh reality of her Family’s reputation rear its ugly head, placing her loyalty into question?
 
Gambit is book one of USA Today Bestselling Author Cayce Poponea’s contribution to the Social Rejects SyndicateWorld. Join her as she spins a romantic suspense tale of lies and deception, love and loss, and the twist and turns she’s famous for.
 
 
 
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Title: BLACKMAIL

Author: Susan Horsnell

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Intrigue…

Mystery…

Murder…

Avery was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Is she doomed to suffer for the rest of her life at the hands of an unscrupulous club owner?

Destitute, in debt, and on the brink of giving up, can the death of a friend bring the hope she so desperately needs?

Can Gabe help her turn her life around?

Will she insist on helping solve a murder which could place her in grave danger?

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About the Author

I write various sub-genres of romance and this book is now published under my steamy romance collection as Susan R. Horsnell.

Over the next months, all steamy books will be rewritten, re-edited, and given new titles and covers.

They will be moved and showcased on a separate FB page, and page on my website.

My LGBTQ+ will be found under the name Olivia Turner and I plan to extend that over the next few months also.

Sweet Romance will remain under my original name.

As some books are with series contracts, covers will be unable to be changed but I will move them under the relevant sub-genre.

Thank you for continuing to read my stories and I look forward to bringing you many more in the future.

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OLIVIA ELLEN TURNER

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