Posts Tagged ‘Mystery’

Title: The Shade of Santa Fe
Author: Eva Pohler
Genre: Supernatural Mysteries
Cover Designer: Keri Knutson: Alchemy Covers and Design
Editor: Kathy Eccleston
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: Red Rover (An Olivia Darrow Mystery, Book 5)
Author: S.L. Waters
Genre: Mystery, Erotic
Publication Date: June 20th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Red Rover, red rover, send Olivia over … to the other side.

 

Homicide Detective Olivia Darrow narrowly escaped being convicted for a crime she didn’t commit. But her troubles didn’t end there. Trapped in her undercover roll as the personal assistant to corrupt businessman Luke Cobb, darkness is closing in once more.

 

New enemies. Malicious threats. High-profile murders. Only by carefully balancing her personas does Olivia hold any hope of protecting those she holds dear.

 

Delving deeper into the world of back alley deals and corporate espionage, can Olivia find a way to prevent the collapse of the Civic Security Bureau? Or will the next body found be her own?

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Title: Into the Deep (An Olivia Darrow Mystery, Book 4)
Author: S.L. Waters
Genre: Mystery, Erotic
Publication Date: May 31st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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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Title: Truth or Dare
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: May 31st, 2021
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More secrets are unearthed in the second instalment of the Summervale series.

 

After realising their relationship is now forbidden, Darcie and Dane must find a way to be together all the while keeping it secret.

 

But rumours spread like wildfire in Summervale…

 

When their romance is exposed due to a cruel prank, their alibi begins to unravel.

And when the killer strikes again, this time closer to home, Darcie and Dane must uncover the real killer before they go down for something they didn’t do.

This time, the path to the truth may lead them closer to their skeletons buried than they’d prefer.

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

New to the Abigail Everlaine mystery series? Well dive in to book one by clicking the link below.

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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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Title: Truth or Dare
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: January 31st, 2021
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Welcome to Summervale…

One of the USA’s top vacation spots. Situated in Upstate New York. It’s a sunny coastal town. Population…

Oh, who cares.

The tourism ads paint Summervale NY as the perfect, picturesque town. It’s the ideal location to have spring break in, or retire at.

But I know the truth.

 

17 year old Darcie Bell Ryder thought life would be different on the other side of the tracks. In this town, you are judged on by what side of the river you live on.

She was born a ‘have not’, but due to her father’s new social status and job, she moves into the rich neighbourhood called The Circle, and becomes a ‘have’.

In the Circle, she is introduced to the other kids at the town’s annual back to school bonfire on the beach.

Here she meets the handsome, and totally out her league, Dane O’Connell.

Even though they are from the opposite sides of the river, they share a connection they both can’t deny.

But when the body of a teenage girl turns up dead on the shore, the mystery to her death will either bring the teens closer together…

 or tear them further apart.

 

In the first instalment of a new YA contemporary mystery series from L.L. Hunter, there are secrets a plenty in Summervale, but only some will surface. The rest will be taken to the grave.

NOW LIVE!

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: Truth or Dare
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig Publication
Date: January 31
st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Welcome to Summervale…

One of the USA’s top vacation spots. Situated in Upstate New York. It’s a sunny
coastal town. Population…

Oh, who cares.

The tourism ads paint Summervale NY as the perfect, picturesque town. It’s the
ideal location to have spring break in, or retire at.

But I know the truth.

 

17 year old Darcie Bell Ryder thought life would be different on the other side of
the tracks. In this town, you are judged on by what side of the river you live
on.

She was born a ‘have not’, but due to her father’s new social status and job, she
moves into the rich neighbourhood called The Circle, and becomes a ‘have’.

In the Circle, she is introduced to the other kids at the town’s annual back to
school bonfire on the beach.

Here she meets the handsome, and totally out her league, Dane O’Connell.

Even though they are from the opposite sides of the river, they share a connection
they both can’t deny.

But when the body of a teenage girl turns up dead on the shore, the mystery to her
death will either bring the teens closer together…

or tear them further apart.

 

In the first instalment of a new YA contemporary mystery series from L.L. Hunter,
there are secrets a plenty in Summervale, but only some will surface. The rest
will be taken to the grave.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

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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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.

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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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THE LOST LETTERS OF PLAYFAIR STREET

Author: Michelle Montebello
Cover Design: Kris Dallas Design
Publication Date: 2nd December 2020
Genre: 20th Century Historical Romance/Historical Mystery

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A lover’s game. A chest of clues.
Come find me. I’ll be waiting…
1929: On the night of her engagement to austere banker Floyd Clark, Charlotte Greene meets enigmatic Sydney Harbour Bridge engineer, Alexander Young. Their encounter is brief, but their attraction instant.

Alex invites Charlotte to play a game with him, one of daring clues and secret meeting places. She accepts and they embark on a thrilling lover’s chase across the city.

But with her arranged marriage to Floyd looming, will she have the strength to let Alex go?

Present Day: Paige Westwood is helping her boss establish a publishing company in his newly-purchased Playfair Street house in The Rocks, Sydney. In the attic, she discovers a chest of old clues that lead the reader on a journey across the city.

Paige contacts the former owner, Ryan Greene, who explains the clues belonged to his great-aunt Charlotte, who once lived in the house, but who mysteriously disappeared in 1929.

Together, they follow Charlotte and Alex’s clues to unravel a fascinating tale of lies and intrigue, of two lovers bound by hope, but also by deceit. Can they solve the mystery of Charlotte’s disappearance or has all hope been lost to the past?

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Michelle Montebello is a writer from Sydney, Australia where she lives with her husband and two children. She is the internationally bestselling author of The Quarantine Station, Beautiful, Fragile and the Belle Series.

Her books have won numerous awards. Most recently The Quarantine Station and Beautiful, Fragile were shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Romance Readers Association Awards for Favourite Historical Fiction and Favourite Contemporary Romance. She was also shortlisted for Favourite Australian Author of the Year.

When Michelle is not writing, she has a keen passion for reading, tennis and travel.

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