Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | February 14, 2019

New Release: My Wicked Valentine

My Wicked Valentine by Lotta Smith

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… Love is in the air and so are the ghosts!

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When Rick’s old friend, up-and-coming celeb psychic Brian Powers is accused of murdering an esthetician at a luxe gentlemen-only spa, Mandy’s cozy afternoon at home goes from cookie-baking to crime solving.

With baby Sophie and ghost-pal Jackie in tow, Mandy and Rick take to haunting the spa where the facials are fab and the intrigue is high-end.

Every suspect has a secret, but who’s willing to kill to keep theirs under wraps? [Seaweed wraps, that is.] Find out in this dangerously funny installment of the Manhattan Mystery series.

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About the Author…

I’m an emerging author of paranormal cozy mystery. I fell in love with mystery the moment I developed consciousness. I’m especially fond of lighthearted murder mystery stories with a little sprinkle of romance.

I went to medical school hoping to see real corpses and sexy professors. Back then, I was into this kind of mystery series about a smokin’ hot forensic medicine professor and a quirky female student going a-sleuthing, cracking unsolvable cases. I truly, madly wanted to team up with a superhot professor and crack a difficult murder or two. (Note; I got to see the corpses, but sexy professors were nonexistent.)

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | February 11, 2019

New Release: The Inn at Holiday Bay: Letters in the Library

The Inn at Holiday Bay: Letters in the Library by Kathi Daley

A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 2 of the series, Abby finds a bundle of letters which had been written in 1954 in the wall of the library after Lonnie tears it down as part of the remodel. Intrigued by the secret revealed in the letters, Abby and Georgia set out to find the rest of the story.

Meanwhile, Chief Colt Wilder uncovers a new clue relating to the death of a local girl the previous summer. In spite of her vow to focus her time on her writing, Abby finds herself pulled into the tangled web of half truths that may tell a different story than was first believed true.

Join Abby, Georgia, Rufus, and Ramos, as they continue with the remodel on the old mansion, prepare for a busy summer season, and continue to find a new meaning for their lives in the charming small town of Holiday Bay.

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Meet the Author…

USA Today bestselling author, Kathi Daley, lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken. When she isn’t writing, she likes spend time hiking the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home. She has authored more than eighty five books in ten series including: Zoe Donovan Cozy Mysteries, Whales and Tails Island Mysteries, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Series, Writer’s Retreat Southern Seashore Mysteries, Rescue Alaska Paranormal Mysteries, Tess and Tilly Cozy Mysteries, Inn at Holiday Bay Cozy Mysteries, Haunting by the Sea Paranormal Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Mysteries. Find out more about her books at

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | February 1, 2019

New Release: Theirs to Keep

Theirs to Keep by K.L. Ramsey

Jamison Black and Ashton Travers were tired of playing the field; wanting to find a woman to share between them and settle down with. Their plan to hire sexy Regan Starr, as their ranch’s new cook, seems like a perfect idea. She’s an ideal fit for them and it doesn’t hurt that they both find themselves instantly attracted to their sultry new employee.

Regan is running from her abusive step-father and finds herself in between two hot alpha men, who want nothing more than to make her theirs. Small towns gossip, especially when kink is involved, and her guys like a whole lot of kink. Regan discovers that Jamison and Ash aren’t completely honest with her and she questions her decision of jumping into bed with the two of them. When she finds out she is pregnant, her alpha men go into overdrive, to convince her to let them in, and spend the rest of her life being theirs. Can these demanding, alpha cowboys’ desire for her be enough for Regan to give her heart to them and become theirs to keep?
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About the Author…

  K. L. Ramsey was born and raised in Maryland. As a child she struggled in school, having to attend speech and reading therapy. Her teacher told her that she would never be a very good reader; that English was just not her thing. She continued to struggle until eleventh grade, when she signed up for a Creative Writing class. Her high school teacher saw her potential and submitted a short story, that K. L. had written for class, to a local literary publication. The story was not only published but won an award for best short story. Knowing that someday she wanted to become a writer, K. L. received her BA in English from Salisbury State University.

K. L. Ramsey currently resides in West Virginia (Go Mountaineers!). She lives with hunky scientist, two now not so little people, and six fur babies. In her spare time, she likes to read romance novels, attend WVU football games and drink wine with girlfriends.


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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 31, 2019

New Release: Winter Festival Murder

Winter Festival Murder by Linnea West

The small Minnesota town of Shady Lake is hosting the annual Below Zero Festival and this year, the medallion hunt has upped the prize money. Tessa Schmidt isn’t sure why, but that $500 has people going crazy. Even worse, every year Gerald Pinkerton wins the medallion hunt and almost everyone thinks he has been cheating, but they just can’t prove it.

And then, Gerald winds up dead at the bottom of the sled hill and the medallion is missing from where it had been hidden. Accusations are flying, and they are especially flying at Trevor, her best friend Mandy’s long time boyfriend. Tessa doesn’t even like Trevor, but she has to help when her best friend asks Tessa to clear Trevor’s name. Amongst all of the murder and mayhem, she gets guilt tripped into entering a snow sculpture competition with Clark after making Max upset at her. As she tries to keep her love life together, she is also wading through clues.

Tessa wants to prove that Trevor didn’t do it and get back to only worrying about her love life, but can she find out who killed Gerald before the blizzard hits?


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About the Author…

Linnea West lives in Minnesota with her husband and two children. She taught herself to read at the age of four and published her first poem in a local newspaper at the age of seven. After a turn as a writer for her high school newspaper, she went to school for English Education and Elementary Education. She didn’t start writing fiction until she was a full time working mother. Besides reading and writing, she spends her time chasing after her children, watching movies with her husband, and doing puzzle books.


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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 30, 2019

New Release: Cowboy’s Break

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 11, 2019

New Release: A Sultry Performance

A Sultry Performance by Jessica Lauryn

Chris Gordon, stage manager at Rabourn Theater, suspects his late wife’s hit-and-run was never an accident. He believes the man she was having an affair with, Oakley Sutherland, was responsible and he vows to get Evelyn justice, igniting a plot to ensnare Oakley, working through Oakley’s fiancée, Victoria.

A well-known exotic dancer by night, Victoria Morrow has been fighting to make a better life for herself, and she won’t be taken advantage of. But when the most handsome man at Rabourn Theater takes an interest in her, she finds herself spiraling down a path she never expected to. Can Victoria resist Chris’s charms? Or will both of them fall prey to the danger that lurks in the wings?


About the Author…

#1 BookStrand bestselling author Jessica Lauryn has been writing since before she could hold a pen. Her days of storytelling through the art of playing with dolls inspired her to write romantic suspense novels The Romance Reviews describe as having “Just the right amount of passion and romance!” Villains often reform in Jessica’s stories, and just may become heroes themselves! Jessica is an avid antique collector, as well as a proud member of Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, New Jersey Romance Writers.



Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | January 4, 2019

New Release – Mind Your Manors

Mind You Manors by CeeCee James

The story started with Oscar O’Neil (and his dog Peanut/Bear) from from the Baker Street Mysteries. He was the retired FBI agent who was estranged from his two boys. Well, this series is written from the point of view of his granddaughter!

I can’t wait for you all to meet Stella O’Neil! She’s got a lot on her plate, trying to figure out her crazy, stubborn family and starting a new business. Throw in a dead body found in what used to be the town’s “royalty” family’s manor, and you’ve got quite the mystery. But, I think she can get it done. She may be sweet, but she’s pretty stubborn herself.

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About the Author…

CeeCee James is a USA Today best selling writer who got her story-telling feet wet with the many bedtime stories she told her children through the years. Some of her mystery series include – the Baker Street Mysteries, Angel Lake Cozy Mysteries, and the Oceanside Hotel Mysteries. She’s known for writing flawed sleuths with a good sense of humor and an added dash of romance.

Her favorite place to write is curled up in an oversized squashy chair with a cup of coffee and a sleeping dog by her feet. She has two mini-dachshunds who like to snore and chase things in their sleep. In honor of them, there are usually dogs in her books, with the exception of the Angel Lake series, which has a cat in honor of the one in her author picture.

Writing has been a life long passion. Her first published works was nonfiction Ghost No More. She loves writing about love and the celebration of life.


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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | December 25, 2018

25 Books of Christmas – Santa Meets Mrs. Claus

On the twenty-fifth day of Christmas…

Santa Meets Mrs. Claus by J.L. Hendricks

How does Santa find his Mrs. Claus? It’s not like he can “Swipe Left” and meet the perfect girl!

Ever wonder why no one has seen Santa Claus? One of the reasons is that he’s an Arctic Wolf Shifter!

Get your copy and find out these answers while you enjoy a bit of Christmas excitement as a rival pack makes a play for Santa’s job!

If you enjoy a sweet romance with a paranormal flair, then this is the book for you! The romance is clean, but the action is fast! Come and join the new Santa Family!

Santa Meets Mrs. Claus is a prequel story to the Miss Claus Series. Each book can be read independently, but as some reviewers have stated, it’s best to read in the following order:

Miss Claus and the Secret Santa – Book 1 (Lizzie and Palo’s story) ASIN – B01MFFJIVQ
Santa Meets Mrs. Claus – Book 0 (Chris and Izzie’s story)
Miss Claus Under the Mistletoe – Book 2 (Mandy and Jax’s story) ASIN – B0779QDTCV
Miss Claus and the Christmas Wedding – Book 3 (Bella and Salvador’s story) – ASIN B07JP5CZ15

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About the Author…

J.L. Hendricks is a USA Today Bestselling Author who enjoys many genres, as evidenced by her catalog of available books. She is currently focused on Scifi and Urban Fantasy, but has also written Paranormal and Christmas books.

Her latest series is an Urban Fantasy with her Voodoo Dolls Series, and then back to her Worlds Away series!

She is very proud to have served in the US Army before she went to college. Early 2016 she decided to finally write, and finish a book, because of a few friends who encouraged her to do so. She hopes her stories entertain you and can bring a laugh on occasion.

Actually, it was her roommate’s cat who talked her into staying at home to be her minion all day long! Pyper truly believes that J.L. is here to serve her alone.


Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | December 24, 2018

25 Books of Christmas – How the Grinch Stole My Heart

On the twenty-fourth day of Christmas…

How the Grinch Stole My Heart by Annabelle Costa

Single mom Noelle can’t stand her crotchety next-door neighbor.

She’s never met the man in person, but Mr. Grieder, a.k.a. Mr. Grinch, leaves her nasty notes whenever her son plays in the hallway. He complained until their doorman got rid of the beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby. He even slammed his door on the Girl Scout Carolers. This is Noelle’s first Christmas since a painful divorce, and this grouchy old hermit seems determined to make her favorite holiday as unpleasant as he possibly can.

Except there are two things Noelle doesn’t know about Mr. Grinch:

One, he’s not an old man.

And two, he’s going to be her date for Saturday night.

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About the Author…

Annabelle Costa is a physical therapist who loves the following things, not necessarily in this order:

–Chick lit (both reading it and writing it)

–Cupcakes (both making them and eating way too many of them)

–British accents (both listening to them and pretending to have one)

–80s movies (both watching them and quoting them out of context while her friends frown in confusion)

–Pop music (both listening to it and singing it very, very badly in the car and/or shower)


Annabelle keeps a blog at, where there’s contact information so you can tell her about how much you also love making and eating cupcakes. (Admit it!)

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | December 23, 2018

25 Books of Christmas – Christmas at Conwenna Cove

On the twenty-third day of Christmas…

Christmas at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn

Pack your bags for a festive trip to Conwenna Cove, just in time for Christmas…

When Grace Phillips arrives in Conwenna Cove to help her parents move in, 30 years after their honeymoon in the village, she sees why they fell in love with the place. The festive decorations, carols in the air and constant supply of delicious mince pies certainly make it hard to leave. Not to mention mysterious, if abrupt, local vet Oli Davenport.

It’s been two years since Oli lost his wife to cancer. He loves his eleven-year-old Amy and five-year-old Tom more than anything, and his world revolves around being both mum and dad to his children. He has no interest in romance until he crosses paths with beautiful and kind-hearted Grace. The sparks fly but both Oli and Grace are holding onto the fear of letting someone into their heart.

As the snow falls and Christmas wishes come true can Conwenna Cove work its magic and help Grace and Oli find the happiness they both deserve?

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About the Author…

Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not.

Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate.

Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.



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