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Promote an Author Tuesday – Annette Dashofy

Annette Dashofy-small file (1)Today on Promote an Author Tuesday, I’d like to introduce you to Annette Dashofy. The second book in her Zoe Chambers Mystery series is out and the third one is not far behind! Head back over on Thursday to read my review of Lost Legacy.

Lost Legacy

LOST LEGACY front sm fileOn a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he?

Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe’s inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn’t done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs.

Learn more about Annette on the following sites:

Her Personal Website: Annette Dashofy

Amazon: Lost Legacy

Barnes & Noble:  Lost Legacy

Kobo: Lost Legacy

Tweet her: @Annette_Dashofy

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Promote an Author Tuesday – Annie Knox

I’ve decided to start a new feature for the blog, where I introduce you to an author that I think you will like or has been recommended to me. Please be patient, as this is a work in progress. If there is something else that you want to see in this feature, please let me know!

Groomed Cover(1)Annie Knox is releasing her second book in her Pet Boutique series, Groomed for Murder, today. Based on this description, I can’t wait to start reading:

Love is in the air in Merryville, MN, where Izzy McHale is busy planning a wedding for her friend and mentor Ingrid as well a doggie wedding for two of Trendy Tails’s most devoted customers. But Izzy’s second floor neighbor crashes Ingrid’s wedding, stone cold dead, and Izzy’s beloved Aunt Dolly is caught holding the smoking gun. Now the Trendy Tails crew has to figure out what their mysterious neighbor was doing in Merryville and who would want him dead.

I read the first one; it was GREAT! I will post a review of it the new one as soon as I finish reading it! She also writes as a romantic mystery series set in  late Georgian England as Wendy Lyn Watson, so more books for you to read!

Amazon: Groomed for Murder

Barnes & Noble: Groomed for Murder 

Here is her website for her Pet Boutique series: Annie Knox

You can check out the romantic mysteries at her website: Wendy Lyn Watson

Follow her on Facebook: Wendy Lyn Watson and Annie Knox 

I always enjoy talking to her; she is a wonderful lady! So what are you waiting for? Go…GO NOW! There are mysteries to solve!

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Announcing My First Full-Length Novel!

Wow, it really has been a long time since I’ve posted! I am so sorry! I should be grounded and sent to my room; my son says that’s not really punishment, though. I have a TV, DVD player, and plenty of movies in there, and I can always sneak the WiiU in there to keep myself entertained!

Actually, things have been a little crazy in my house for the last eight, nine months. My only child moved to Missouri in November, taking a big piece of my heart with him. I’ve had a rough time of it, as I’m sure all parents who are suddenly empty nesters will understand (granted, I still have the other child, aka my husband, but it’s not the same thing!). I did a little writing, but the motivation just wasn’t there because my son was gone.

However, thanks to Bente Gallagher, who graciously shared one of her story ideas with me, Jamie Livingston-Dierks, Stacy Jeziorowski, Kristi Spinks, my parents and my son, I finally started working on a brand new story. It’s in the final editing stages as I type this (speed it up, Stacy!), and we are planning to release the story August 5th.

Introducing My First Full-Length Novel!

So, what kind of story is it? For starters, it’s what you’ve all been asking for: it’s a full-length novel! No, really! As of right now, it’s 313 pages, almost 90,000 words. I’m just as surprised and thrilled as you are! I didn’t think I had it in me, but once I got into the story, it just flowed.

GhostInTheLibrary1It’s not a Lizzie story, however. Like I said, this is a brand new series, and the first book is Who Killed the Ghost in the Library? It stars a ghost writer named Cam Shaw, who ghost writes stories for other people (sorry, due to those pesky confidential and non-disclosure agreements, we’re not allowed to tell you who she’s worked with). However, her newest client believes she actually helps ghosts write their stories, because, well…he’s a ghost. Stanley Ashton III was murdered in the mid-1940s in his own house, and he’s been stuck there ever since. After seeing Cam’s ad in the newspaper, he hires her to find out who killed him. But someone doesn’t want the story to come out. Bodies start dropping like flies, someone tries to kill a former police chief, who is the grandfather of the current police chief, Mike Penhall. Mike thinks that Cam needs to butt out of his investigation, until he meets Stanley. So who killed the ghost, and who doesn’t want the truth to come out?

I promise there are plenty of explosions, excitement, shootouts, and chemistry, especially between Cam and Mike. Keep checking here and my author page on Facebook for excerpts and more details as it gets closer to the release date. I’m very excited about this book, and I know you all are going to LOVE it!

It’s Going to be a Busy Year!

Yes, there will be a second book! Who Killed the Ghost Writer? Cam is contacted by the ghost of a fellow ghost writer, who was killed because of a book they were writing. But Cam doesn’t know who her friend’s client is, because the manuscript has disappeared!

I’m sure you are wondering about poor Lizzie. Don’t worry! I haven’t forgotten about her. I have a couple of plot ideas I’m bouncing around for her: Death Drives a Zamboni and Death Shoots the Sheriff. I’m not sure which one is going to be first, but I’m hoping to have a new Lizzie story by the end of the year. Catch up on all of the Lizzie’s adventures in the meantime!

Thank you all for being so patient! I promise it was all worth it! The new story is fantastic! Stay tuned!