Murdered by Words

(Midwest Cozy Mystery Series: Book 1)

By Dianne Harman

A widow living in a small college Midwest college town writing steamy novels? Her editor murdered? Kat Denham writes under the pen name of Sexy Cissy, but it all falls apart when her true identity becomes known.

Kat is the one who finds her murdered editor and she and several others are worried that she’ll be the next one to be murdered. She has to find the murderer to save her reputation and her life, but who did it? Was it her editor’s husband? Was it the woman who had become obsessed with any book she considered to be morally objectionable? Or was it the “trophy wife” of the local banker?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Murdered by Words is about a widow and the choices she makes to support herself and her daughter. A widow and her mom are main characters in the previous book featured, The Cemetery Club by Blanche Day Manos.

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About the Author

Dianne HarmanDianne Harman lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband, Tom, and boxer dog, Kelly.

She originally wrote a suspense series which was well received and has won several awards, but says it didn’t allow her to focus on the things she really enjoys: cooking, travel, and dogs.

“I decided to write a cozy mystery series and before I knew it, I’d written books in three series with another one soon to be out.”

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Darcy By Any Other Name

by Laura Hile

At Netherfield, a glorious evening of music and dancing…

But out in the garden two men are arguing, while a ferocious rainstorm swirls round. And then the unthinkable happens: a lightning bolt from heaven strikes. In that instant everything changes.

Jane Austen’s heartthrob hero becomes the bumbling Reverend Collins.

Shorn of his fortune, his social standing, and his good looks, Mr. Darcy is trapped in Mr. Collins’ body. And Mr. Collins wakes up to discover that he is master of Pemberley. Could there be anything worse?

But the inner man is still Darcy. He is in love with Elizabeth Bennet. And now he is living in her house.

Discover the Pride and Prejudice ‘body swap’ that has readers laughing in surprise and delight.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

The previous book, Anya and the Secrets of Cupola, is about a 200-year-old magical secret. Darcy By Any Other Name is about a magical body swap, and is based on a 200-year-old book, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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About the Author

Laura HileReaders are loving Laura Hile’s joyous Regency novels. Her signature style—intertwined plots, cliffhangers, and laugh-out-loud humor—keep them coming back for more. The comedy Laura comes by as a teacher. There’s never a dull moment with teen students!

Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and sons. Her fiction is for everyone, even teens.

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Juliet’s Journey

By Kathy Gates

Juliet Carlsen is about to become a volunteer in an art school in the tiny northern Italian village of Baiardo. She has recently suffered the loss of her mother. Serene surroundings, a warm welcome and the attentions of a handsome local named Luca help her come to terms with her loss. Then someone from her past shows up and turns everything on its head. Juliet finds herself in the middle of a conflict that threatens to tear the fabric of village life.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Juliet’s Journey ties to the previous book listing Gifted Merely Human by the fact that a journey, whether external or internal is at the very heart of the human condition. Every story takes the reader on a journey and every journey holds the promise of, at least, one story.

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About the Author

Kathy GatesKathy Gates loves three things: walking, travel and writing. Her novels and shorts stories aim to combine all three. Born and raised in Sydney, Kathy now lives in Hobart – it’s like Sydney but smaller and the food and wine is better.

Kathy has a background in marketing where she enjoyed making up stories; writing novels seemed an obvious career move.

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Gifted Merely Human

By Stephanie Adams

A world exists beyond our sight, just within reach. Evelyn, one of a select few with special gifts, is recruited to live in a community of the gifted who use their powers for profit. Evelyn finds herself wrapped up in a secret threatening to destroy the new home she has come to love or it could destroy the country that she calls home. In the battle between good and evil not everything is black and white, so how will she decide which path is right or wrong? Evelyn must uncover the truth and decide her own fate before it is too late.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Gifted Merely Human “ties” to the previous book on the list, Shadow of Shame, through the element of danger. In Shadow of Shame, the hero saves a woman he loves from danger. In Gifted Merely Human, the heroine is endowed with powers that make her a force of nature. She saves the man she loves from danger while putting herself at risk in the process. She loves him so much that she is willing to sacrifice herself in order to save him. This love that she feels, is a new experience for her and one that pulls her out of the rut she had been in since the death of her mother.

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Stephanie AdamsStephanie has loved reading and writing since she was very young. She wrote her first full length book by hand when she was 14 years old. When she was young, she didn’t get grounded from going places, she was grounded from reading.

A veteran of the armed forces, a licensed cosmetologist, biology and math teacher, and small business owner, she wears many hats. She has two beautiful children and a wonderful husband who support her when she just can’t get a story out of her head and has to sit down for many hours alone to write. Her goal is to continue sharing her heart with the world, through her books. Her greatest aspiration is to inspire young minds to create art of their own and inspire them to have the courage to share it with the world.

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Shadow of Shame

Shadow of Shame: Book One of the Shadow series

By Barbara Goss

Jonas Armstrong’s sordid past forces him into a reclusive lifestyle.

But, when Ivy Jeffries falls hopelessly in love with him, he is forced to turn her against him to protect her pristine reputation—even though he wants nothing more in life than a relationship with her. Will he find a way to leave his past behind him and move forward with his life? How can he stop the enemy who is blackmailing him, and threatening to blacken his name further?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Shadow of Shame ties into Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You because there are all sorts of addictions: overeating, drinking, drugs, sex, just to name a few. Addictions are not easy to break, and we need loved ones who care to help us. In Shadow of Shame, my hero is an eighteen-year-old who is “sowing his oats.” He broke away from God and the church with this behavior. He soon learns he now has to pay a penalty for his behavior and he feels his life is ruined. He gets himself right with God, but not with himself. He feels the guilt as a heavy burden that he must carry. He becomes a near recluse for five years until loved ones finally are able to break through his barrier of guilt. Guilt of this type is an addiction. When the woman he loves is in danger, he is forced to leave his comfort zone of five years to rescue her.

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About the Author

Barbara Goss

Barbara Masci Goss is now just Barbara Goss. Barbara Goss lives in Western New York State.

Fleming Revel published Forbidden Legacy, Captured Heart, Dangerous Illusions, and Stolen Heritage in the 90’s. After obtaining the book rights she converted them into EBooks. They are ageless stories that are begging to be read again and again.

The books have plenty of Indians, kidnappings, danger, peril, mystery, and romance to keep you turning the pages. Recently, she has written six more exciting westerns: Silent Love, The Romantic Ruse, Temptation by Moonlight, and the Hearts of Hays series: Dangerous Illusions, The Final Vow, The Kissing Bridge, and Drawn from Darkness.

Barbara’s greatest influence in writing is the 100 books written by Grace Livingston Hill. As a Christian writer she weaves a bit of godliness into the romance and adventure and her books are always clean.

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