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Title: The Shade of Santa Fe
Author: Eva Pohler
Genre: Supernatural Mysteries
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Publication Date: Oct. 31st, 2021
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Blurb:

A haunting in Santa Fe will either reunite Ghost Healers, Inc. or disband the group forever.

When Ellen decides to buy a fixer-upper in an art community in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she’s reassured by the realtor that nothing evil has ever occurred there. What she doesn’t know is that the bridge near the back of the property is notoriously known in the town as Suicide Bridge. As she and her friends try to uncover why so many people have taken their lives there, they are shocked by what they find. Can the reunion of Ghost Healers, Inc. untether the troubling spirits near Ellen’s fixer-upper, or will their discoveries be too much for them this time?

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Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult paranormal romance based on Greek mythology. Her books have been described as “addictive” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.

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“Ready for our hike?” Tanya asked.

“Do pigs fly?” Sue said with a laugh.

“The sooner we do our hike, the sooner we can get on the road to Santa Fe,” Ellen pointed out. “Just think, in five hours, we could be shopping in the plaza.”

“Is that supposed to motivate me? That’s just what I’m looking forward to, more walking.”

“Oh, come on, Sue,” Tanya said. “This will be more of a stroll than a hike. I promise.”

Ellen and her friends put on their walking shoes and then took the trail beside their cabin into the canyon.

Ellen breathed in the cool, morning air. The beauty of the canyon elevated her mood. Some of the stone formations were thick and striated, while other rocks formed mounds of crushed granite. In the distance was a tall formation that reminded Ellen of the sphinx.

“Watch your step,” Tanya said from up front as she stepped over a large rock.

“This feels so good,” Ellen said from where she took up the rear. “I feel like we’re one with nature.”

“And nature is so majestic, isn’t it?” Tanya said. “Doesn’t that big rock look like the tower of a magical castle?”

“I thought it looked more like the sphinx,” Ellen said.

Sue shook her head. “You see a castle and Ellen sees a sphinx. What does it say about me that I see a penis?”

Tanya scoffed. “You know what it says about you.”

“Don’t tell Tom,” Sue warned. “He’ll say my mind is in the gutter.”

“Isn’t it?” Ellen asked.

“Yes, but there’s no need for Tom to know that.”

The three friends chuckled. Ellen realized that if someone had overheard Sue, they might think she was a promiscuous woman who hid her extramarital interests from her husband, but her friends knew she just liked to make people laugh.

Tanya asked, “You think there’s any truth to what that psychic said about there being a shade in Santa Fe? What if there is? What if he confronts us?”

“Oh, Tanya,” Sue said, “you know as well as we do that there are ghosts everywhere. I’m sure there’s more than one shade in Santa Fe.”

“But why would the psychic warn us?” Tanya wanted to know.

“If anyone can handle a confrontation with a ghost, it’s us,” Sue said. “Don’t let fear get in your way of having a good time.”

Ellen heard a shriek as Tanya stopped short.

“Tanya? What are you screaming about?” Ellen asked from the rear.

“That wasn’t me,” Tanya said, backing up. “It was that tarantula. See it?”

On the trail two feet in front of Tanya, a hairy tarantula stood on its hind legs shrieking like a small child. The spider was as big as Ellen’s hand.

“Turn back” Sue said, as she pushed Ellen in the direction from which they’d come. “I’ve had enough of nature for one day.”

“So much for not letting fear get in the way of having a good time,” Ellen teased.

“I can handle just about anything but a hairy spider,” Sue said. “Especially one that screams.”

Title: Into the Deep (An Olivia Darrow Mystery, Book 4)
Author: S.L. Waters
Genre: Mystery, Erotic
Publication Date: May 31st, 2021
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Blurb:

Sex. Murder. Arson.

 

Undercover detective Olivia Darrow boarded the pleasure cruise in hopes of digging up dirt on corrupt business man, Luke Cobb.

 

Instead, she’s caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

 

Posing as Cobb’s personal assistant, things take a sinister turn when a body is found in a fiery crime scene. Arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Olivia must prove her innocence if she holds any hope of uncovering the truth.

 

Can Olivia escape the charges against her? Or will she be the latest victim crushed under Cobb’s influence?

 

**WARNING: Contains scenes of domestic violence

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Three Rings of Chaos: An Abigail Everlaine Mystery by Candra Kylar

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Three Rings of Chaos Blurb

She’s dealt with curses and scheming vampires before but, this time, Abigail Everlaine faces her biggest case yet. When her best friend Dimples goes missing, she goes on a chase that leads her to a gothic circus showcasing outcasts who have Fae magic inside of them. Dimples is acting as if she wants nothing to do with Abbie and the truth of her past is revealed. Secrets linger with the cruel owner of the traveling circus, ruthless warlock Vander Gregari, and a trap is set that could see everything that Abbie worked hard for unravel before her eyes. She has to fight not only for herself but the future of her best friend. Will it all come crumbling down or will a dark power laying dormant for years finally be summoned as a last resort?

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Tumultuous Time to Tulips

By AUBREY ELLE

Genre: Cozy Mystery | Crime Fiction & Mysteries

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Spring is just around the corner, and Madis is back with more business than she might be able to handle. But she’s hired a couple of new faces to add to her small crew, and it seems like it’ll be a productive start to the season of landscaping. Properly staffed and rested after the winter break, it should be all systems go.

Not quite. Before her employees can really get busy, Madis encounters a dead man lying in a bed of ivy and tulip sprouts. Her entire crew is questioned since they’ve visited the scene, but they’re not the only ones under suspicion. The victim had enemies aplenty, from an angry former lover, a nosy neighbor, and a competitive rival.

While there’s no such thing as bad publicity, finding a corpse at a jobsite isn’t ideal. Can she figure out who the killer is before things get muddier?

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Aubrey Elle is an author of cozy mysteries. While she also writes romantic suspense as Amabel Daniels, Ring Gone ‘Round the Roses is her debut cozy mystery of a brand-new series. By day, Aubrey chases after her daughters and tries to keep up with her own landscaping, and by night, she writes until the midnight hour. Aubrey lives with her family and many pets in Ottawa Hills, Ohio.

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Parental neglect, emotional abuse, alcohol, and drug abuse. It came as a total surprise to the people who knew him when they learned of the dark secrets of Finn Baker’s life.

The talented and successful potter turned upscale landscaper designer kept his secrets by well, keeping them secret.

No one knew of his obsessions’ or how he handled them.

He lived a mostly reclusive life interacting with people only on his own terms.

Narcissism became apparent as he entered his late teens.

He felt entitled to take what he wanted, no matter what he wanted and what he wanted most was adulation, success, and fame.

And women, of course.

Review

Kindle Customer       Baker’s Dozen

 

4.0 out of 5 stars I have to admit that I did not enjoy this book as much as Finding Fortune because it was a little more sinister than I like my reading to be. However, it did hold my interest and was very descriptive drawing me into the story. I feel like the ending was too cut and dry and could have been a little more dramatic. Overall it was a good read and I look forward to more from this author.

Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2020

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As a young widow tries to start over, she meets and falls for a handsome and successful businessman in pre-WWII Georgia.

They marry and she anxiously looks forward to her new life only to soon be disappointed in what is in store.

Years pass and her husband disappears on a business trip leaving her caught between being a long-suffering wife and a lonely widow.

The town sheriff, a longtime friend, investigates the husband’s disappearance to no avail.

The sheriff finds himself torn between his job and his feelings for the missing man’s wife.

He stands to lose them both.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!                          Finding Fortune

Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020

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I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining story of romance and mystery. The descriptions are so vivid that I felt myself becoming a part of the story. I found it hard to put down once I started reading until it was finished. Hopefully, this author will continue writing because I would love to read more of her work.

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About me-hope you are not looking for awards and interviews or earth shattering revelations. I have had a quiet life (as quiet as it can be raising three daughters), worked a variety of jobs and the only earth shattering experience I have had was seeing a line of UFOs over the ocean late one night while on vacation. I always believed they were out there but never thought I would see one. Amazing sight!

I am a proverbial late bloomer as far as creativity goes; I found that I have some talent creating pastel art and have concentrated on that for the last 7 years and love it. I have some of my work in two galleries in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and on a page on Facebook.

2020 has revived an old love for me, writing, and I finally finished and published a book that I had started years ago. I am slow but tenacious. “Finding Fortune” (Romance/Mystery) is my first published work and I have recently published “Baker’s Dozen” (Serial Rapist/Crime). Different ends of the spectrum no doubt!  Now I am concentrating on writing instead of artwork and have started on my third book. This has been the best thing to come out of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19 for me.

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Ladies Love a Black Mountain Mystery:

Cowboys of Black Mountain

Publication Date: 21 July 2020

Genre: Western Mystery

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Four stories of solving a mystery and finding love along the way.

Sam’s Will
After Jana Walker’s daughter declares she doesn’t want to show horses any longer, a summer in Black Mountain, Colorado, suddenly seems like an appealing alternative. Readying the house her grandmother left her to sell will be a welcome distraction. What she isn’t counting on is a handsome stranger swearing Grammy left him part of her property.

Sam Kane had an agreement with Jane Price: fix up her ranch and keep the barn he renovated into a home, plus the ten acres around it. When her granddaughter shows up threatening to evict him, he must find the missing will Jane wrote to keep his home.

Larkspur
Shocked to learn she was switched at birth, Maya Farris travels to Black Mountain, Colorado, to see what she can learn about the events surrounding her birth. What surprises her most is her unexpected feelings for the man who was married to the woman swapped with Maya.

Hayden Rafferty can hardly believe his late wife was exchanged at birth. He becomes a reluctant believer when the woman who claims she was traded shows him compelling evidence. What he can’t believe is how fast he falls for her.

Riding Into Love
As an up-and-coming rider in the world of endurance riding, Taryn Thompson hopes the 100-mile San Juan Supreme will be hers to win. When her friend and mentor goes missing during the race, Taryn learns not all people are who they seem.

When ex-endurance rider Colby Farley’s sister vanishes, he must push aside his apprehensions to ride to her rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a woman who makes him face and conquer his deepest fear.

The Cowboy’s Story
Autumn Shaw will do anything to get the big scoop on convicted murder Shooter Crawford. She jumps at the chance to get the exclusive directly from the cowboy’s mouth. Instantly attracted to the bull rider, can she resist his charms long enough to learn the truth?

Shooter Crawford has always been a bad boy. Reckless and wild, his reputation helped send him to prison for murder. Can he trust a reporter to clear his name, or is she only interested in the story and not the man?

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Title: Notorious
Minds
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
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Blurb:

What does it take to
commit the perfect crime?

Delve into these
dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and International Bestselling
Authors.

No matter what kind
of crime story typically catches your imagination, there’s sure to be something
for everyone.

Conspiracies, political
plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this
box set.

Discover a
narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group
bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale
creatures.

Uncover the passion,
jealousy, and fear lingering in every tale.

This box set is
packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat,
crying for answers.

Definitely a must
for fans of Patterson, Lee, and Grisham

 

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Carlyle Labuschagne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Eva Winters – USA Today Bestselling Author
Lena Bourne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen M. Bryson – USA Today Bestselling Author
Inge-Lise Goss – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen Randau – Award Winning Author
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Title: Cold Backed
Author: Candace Carrabus
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Audio Producer: The Audio Flow
Blurb:
Viola Parker can’t land a job since the famous jumper, Wastrel, crashed to his death with her aboard. She can barely afford her whipped-cream-in-a-can addiction. When she finds her mentor unconscious, she suspects foul play and wonders if her old friend, Harry, has answers. But Harry disappears with the truth, leaving behind a mysterious delivery and cryptic confession.
A short story prologue to the Dream Horse Mysteries with a preview of On the Buckle: Dream Horse Mystery #1.
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•         Run Out, Dream Horse Mystery #2
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Candace Carrabus writes from the Lincoln County, Missouri farm she shares with her husband and daughter. A scoliosis diagnosis at age 11 changed her life. A horse lover from a young age, she signed up for riding lessons and learned much more than posting trot. With quiet power, horses provided comfort and a sympathetic ear, never judging or poking fun at her cumbersome back brace. Those years, though often difficult, taught Candace the value of persistence, the healing power of believing in oneself, and how strength can be gained through kindness. Her stories are imbued with the irresistible wonder, mystery, and solace her equine friends have provided.
 
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Title: Once Upon a Death
Author: Dzintra Sullivan
 
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Series: Days of Death; Book 1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
Kaah Maah had been the reaper for over a millennia. The mundane repetition of collecting souls night after night from an ever-increasing population was beginning to grind on him. Kaah had witnessed an ocean of unique faces, all confronted with their final moments on earth. Though different in appearance they all showed one final emotion — fear.
 
Kaah wanted a change. He craved quiet serenity, where he could perfect his yoga poses while listening to his favorite singer Michael Buble. Kaah wanted nothing more than to retire and become a ‘no-one special’ in a ‘nowhere special’ town. 
 
When strange things began happening in Deadend, Ohio, the question had to be asked.
 
You might be able to take the reaper away from death, but can you ever actually take death away from the reaper?
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My name is Dzintra Sullivan and I am an international best selling author based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I fell in love with books as a young girl, reading Judy Blume and Enid Blyton. Progressing onto loving the supernatural genre as a teenager and never left. I write paranormal romance, romantic comedy and cozy mysteries. I love to laugh and making my readers laughsnortfart is my primary goal. I won’t apologise for who I am, I was born to stand out.
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