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Killer Deception

A Small-Town Mystery with Big Lies (A Hope Ridge Mystery Book 2)

By Rosemary Willhide

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Blurb:

 

“𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙣 𝙛𝙪𝙣!”

 

That’s what Vanessa Paige thought on her way out the door after an argument with her fifteen-year-old niece, Simone.

 

Vanessa took her niece in a few months ago after the sudden death of her half-sister, Monique. The transition from single life to parental guardian is beyond difficult. They share a small apartment above the bookstore she co-owns with her best friend, Whitney Brown, and butt heads and bump into each other daily.

 

Vanessa has been looking forward to the Hope Ridge High Twenty Year Class Reunion for weeks, mainly because her best friend’s older brother, Will Brown, is picking her up.

The night of her dreams turns into a nightmare when she returns home and discovers Simone has gone. There’s not a trace of her left in the apartment. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.

While the good folks of Hope Ridge come together to search for Simone, Vanessa is distraught. Simone’s disappearance leaves her with more questions than answers. Someone is lying. Someone knows where Simone is, and what happened the night of the reunion. Someone has committed the ultimate deception.

 

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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Title: Love and Murder
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Emily Witting
Publication Date: July 31st, 2022
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Blurb:

Darcie never thought she’d see the day when she’d venture back to Summervale…

 

When Bobby goes missing, the teens fear he has fallen victim to the same person who has been taunting them with mysterious bloody letters.

So they are forced to head back to the one place they all swore they would leave behind them.

Little do they know its a trap, and they’ve inadvertently handed themselves to the killer on a silver platter.

One by one, the group of friends go missing, and now it’s up to the adults to solve the case.

But the clue to solving the case and finding Darcie and her friends involves them all having their deepest darkest secrets uncovered.

 

In the thrilling final chapter in the bestselling Summervale series,

When Darcie comes face to face with the killer, will she turn the tables on them? Or become their next victim?

 

Will the teens make it out alive?

L.L. Hunter is the bestselling author of over 50 published works, including The Nephilim Universe and The Summervale Series. She has studied and worked in a range of professions, including dog grooming, forensic science, and the dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. When not working on her next novel, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with her fur babies, drinking wine, or watching true crime documentaries. Follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/llhunterbooks), Twitter @llhunterbooks, Instagram @llhunter and her website https://www.llhunterbooks.com
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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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By DELTA JAMES

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PS Feb 22

quarterofmagic

Blurb: 

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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Author Bio:

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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Title: Secrets and Lies
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: January 31st, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

It should have been the perfect escape… 

New cities. New beginnings. New love.

The teens leave Summervale behind and start their new lives elsewhere.

Apart from Bobby. He’s still there. He has a new job and a possible new love interest… 

They begin planning for the future, and are just starting to relax, when a mysterious blood covered note appears, plunging the teens back into a life of fear, murder and mysteries to solve. 

Darcie had hoped to start a new life in California with Dane, write a book on her life and be done with her past. When uncovering the secrets of her father’s legacy only deepens the mystery, she knows she can’t truly leave Summervale in the rearview mirror. 

In the thrilling fifth book in the bestselling Summervale series,

it goes to show, you can’t truly escape your past.

It will eventually come back to haunt you.

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: Spin the Bottle
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: Nov. 30th, 2021
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Blurb:

It was meant to be the last party before the end of summer, the last party before the group of friends are split up forever. 

But someone has other plans for them… 

At a cabin in the middle of the woods, on a remote island, the friends gather for a party. Not knowing that for some of them, it could be the last one they’ll ever have. 

The killer is out there and watching them, and they’ll bide their time before striking again. 

After all, the secrets are out. 

In the thrilling fourth instalment of the bestselling Summervale series,

Will the teens survive and make it back to town for graduation?

Will they be able to leave this cursed town behind?

Or will they perish before someone can raise the alarm?

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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NEGOTIATION

A Best Seller Paranormal Mystery

By DELTA JAMES

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 He’s a respected DSI with Scotland Yard; she’s a dishonored history professor running from a scandal.

Five years ago, Rachel Moriarty was caught up in gossip that resulted in her losing her job as a tenured professor. She’s in London, focusing on building her exclusive tour business as well as her life.

Michael Holmes enjoys great success and a certain amount of celebrity acclaim due to his name, his reputation, and his uncanny ability to solve the unsolvable. He is intrigued by the woman who bears the last name of his greatest literary rival.

The veil between the worlds is weakening, something is trying to come through to bring its malevolence to a new generation. It’s found the key to unlocking the door, if only it can find a way to use Rachel’s innocence to re-enter this world.

Can Holmes and Moriarty work together to finally put an end to the evil that was Jack the Ripper?

Publisher note: Negotiation is a paranormal, supernatural romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only.

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If you’re looking for paranormal and contemporary erotic romance, you’ve found your new favorite author!

Alpha heroes find real love with feisty heroines in USA Today Best-Selling Author Delta James’ sinfully sultry romances. Welcome to a world where true love conquers all and good triumphs over evil! Delta’s stories are filled with erotic encounters of romance and discipline.

Delta is always happy to hear from her readers and responds personally. Reach out today! deltajames-author@hotmail.com

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Title: Spin the Bottle
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: Nov. 30th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

It was meant to be the last party before the end of summer, the last party before the group of friends are split up forever.

 

But someone has other plans for them…

 

At a cabin in the middle of the woods, on a remote island, the friends gather for a party. Not knowing that for some of them, it could be the last one they’ll ever have.

 

The killer is out there and watching them, and they’ll bide their time before striking again.

 

After all, the secrets are out.

 

In the thrilling fourth instalment of the bestselling Summervale series,

Will the teens survive and make it back to town for graduation?

Will they be able to leave this cursed town behind?

Or will they perish before someone can raise the alarm?

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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