Monday, December 24, 2012
Gangster aliens, local law enforcement and highly placed political espionage agents all get into the act, and a tangle of misunderstanding, miscommunication and mistaken identity land Bel in court, facing what passes for a legal system on Llannonn.
Please and thank you. It's not just a good idea. It's the law.
~ While you're over at Amazon, check out the books from the amazing Books Gone Viral crew. They're amazing!! They just let me come along for the ride. :)
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Second row from the top...see anyone ya know?
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
A Christmas to Remember is now available for half off at The Wild Rose Press.
Sam is at the resort at the urging of his brother, who thinks he needs to get out and have a little fun. Having no desire to get involved with anyone, Sam needs a way to get his brother off his back. The intriguing Heather seems like the perfect solution to his dilemma, so he makes her an offer she can't refuse.
Sam restores the joy of the season to Heather. Their time together is magical, something she'll never forget. Soon her feelings for him deepen beyond their romantic holiday fling. But Sam has a secret, one that could prevent the fantasy from ever becoming real.
Also available is Mistletoe and Folly, a FREE read!
Debra St. John
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Once in that mindset, it wasn't much of a stretch to take all of the things I love and use them as the backdrop for a story. An Unexpected Blessing made its debut at The Wild Rose Press yesterday. It's a story about an ex-con, a single mom, and the small town gossip that stands in their way. It's also available in Kindle format at Amazon.
Single Mom Katy Roth thinks life can't get any worse. In the past six months she's been let go at work, had to move back home with her parents, and found out her ex is cutting his child support payment. As Thanksgiving approaches, she finds little to be thankful for in a life that is quickly spinning out of control.
Joe Mason is the town's bad boy. Literally. He's just returned from a four year stint in prison. He wants nothing more than to put the past behind him and get on with his life. He’s had a secret crush on Katy since grade school, but when Katy’s parents hire him to be their handyman, she’s less than thrilled to have him around.
But soon, through her young son’s eyes, Katy discovers the good in Joe. As their feelings for one another deepen, small town gossip and prejudice threaten to ruin everything. Will Joe’s past come between them, or will they be able to get beyond it and hold onto a love neither expected?
“Are you going to dance with me or not?”
“Yes, ma’am, I am.” He stood and offered his hand.
She slid hers into his warm grasp. As always, his touch caused a little shock in her heart. The weight of a hundred pairs of eyes followed them out onto the floor. The dirt was packed smooth, and a ring of hay bales marked the area. Her tummy quivered with a combination of nerves and anticipation.
He found an open spot, which wasn’t difficult with the other couples affording them a wide berth, and then curved his arm around her waist to draw her close. Her body fit perfectly against him. A shiver tingled through her. She rested her free hand on his shoulder.
His thigh brushed hers as he rhythmically shuffled his feet to the music. His gaze captured and held hers. The rest of the room faded as she stared into the warm, melted-chocolate brown of his eyes.
She didn’t care that people whispered. Snuck glances. Or outright gaped. All she cared about was swaying to a soft, slow beat. The quicker thud of her heart. Strong arms wrapped around her. And the desire to stay right where she was. Maybe forever.
I hope you'll enjoy reading Katy and Joe's story as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Debra St. John
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Terry Ambrose, author of PHOTO FINISH, a humorous mystery set in Hawaii, will be posting about his forthcoming publication on his blog, Mysteries with Character. http://terryambrose.com/
Susan writes from the Midwest where she lives with her husband and four children. Her articles and stories have appeared in national magazines such as Country magazine and Woman's World. To find out more about her work, visit www.sfurlongbolliger.com
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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University Press of Florida
I also began pondering the writing of my Sydney Lockhart mysteries and noticed bits and pieces of things I'm passionate about show up in my fiction as well. I realized that childhood experiences, exploring the woods around my grandparents' farm, watching baseball with my dad on the old black and white TV, eating peanut butter out of the jar, helping my mom bake kolaches, riding my bike all over creation, led to my passions as an adult. Opera, running, and Egyptology? well, I'm not sure where those came from, but they keep life interesting.
Here's something to think about: everyone is passionate about something, but not everyone writes about it. What are your thoughts?
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Previously released in hardcover for the library market, this ebook cozy mystery is sure to please.
Mama's car killed the church lady, but who was behind the wheel?
Check it out at Amazon.com. There are two chapters on the look inside link that I know you'll enjoy.
Here's the link:
While you're there, be sure to LIKE and tag the book!
Have a great week, Maggie Toussaint
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
My friend's angel husband did the whole thing for me--not write it of course--but he formatted it for Kindle and downloaded it. I did pay him and it was worth every penny or I'd still be fiddling around trying to figure out what I had to do.
I had already contacted someone to do the cover, but he took care of the process so fast we had to wait for the cover to be designed. The wait wasn't long as the artist came through quickly too.
And the book is there on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009R7DZ1S just waiting for readers.
The Devil's Foothold is a supernatural mystery.
Monday, October 15, 2012
I found the place, read the directions and couldn't make head or tail out of them. Must be my aging brain. I'd already found a cover artist so didn't want to back out yet. One of my e-mail friends who I actually met once offered her husband's expertise to convert the book. He did but told me I need to take out some tabs. How do you do that?
He gave me some other instructions and I began to get a headache. Sweet soul has offered to do it all for me. Of course I'm going to pay him for his work.
Wonder if I'll recoup what I put out to do this?
Now I know why I have two publishers for my mystery series.
Is there anyone else out there who gets stymied by all this stuff?
Marilyn Meredith aka F. M. Meredith
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
As seen at amazon:
This is a suspense story with enough twists and turns to keep you anxiously awaiting the next. The flow of the story is fast paced and engaging. The writing style is refreshing and the banter between the characters is realistic and appealing.
Molly is a great character who you will feel compassion for. She is headstrong and determined and through all the stresses she faces she learns about herself and what is really important. The supporting cast of characters successfully contributes to the drama and underlying tension of the story as well as adding humor to some tense situations.
This is a suspense story mixed with romance and the dynamics of a family. It is a story that will keep you guessing and totally entertained. This is the first book that I have read by Maggie Toussaint and definitely not the last. "
If you're wanting to join the fun, here are buy links for this ebook: Muse It Up Publishing Amazon.com BarnesandNoble