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Monday, July 14, 2014

What's On the Plate, What's Simmering in the Pot

Series Update 
The first book, The Art of Love and Murder was served up and released on May 2nd. I've been thrilled with the response it's received from both reviewers and readers. They've labeled it suspenseful, a page-turner, character driven and say the setting is a character in itself.

Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn't what he seemed. Her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life.

Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible. As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.

Lacy begins to think the present is more important than her past...until Chance's connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that frees them?
Book two, Southwest of Love and Murder is simmering - just a few more edits - and will be out in coming months. Here's a taste.

Mystery writer, Phoebe Anderson, owes her success to killing her first husband on paper seventeen years earlier. Now, someone has actually done it. When she decides to take a few days away on the ranch of her best friend’s brother-in-law, she doesn’t expect romance to find her...or murder to follow her.

Mason Meadowlark is happy with his wild cowboy ways, avoiding love since the death of his baby and the end of his marriage twenty years ago. When Phoebe shows up, he fights to control his emotions, but soon wonders if she just might be worth the risk of opening his heart again.

With an obsessed fan close on her heels, Phoebe is thrown into her own murder mystery…and the next target on his list is Mason.

 I've been working hard on book three of my Love and Murder Series, The Legacy of Love and Murder. The ingredients are still being added and it needs a bit more spice! I've got about two months to have it finished and off to my editor. Since we're coming into the busy season on the farm, it's questionable if I can make the deadline. Writing under pressure isn't a bad thing, but does make me nervous!

Books four and five are in the process of creating the recipe. What I know so far is book four will be back in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Black Fairy, Penny, from The Art of Love and Murder is fearing for her life. For book five we'll go back to Chino Valley, Arizona where Margie and Dirk meet murder and mayhem on the Meadowlark Ranch.

So if you haven't gobbled up The Art of Love and Murder yet, you can find it in both eBook and print in tons of online stores. Here are a few:
The Wild Rose Press    Amazon   Barnes and Noble   ARe   KOBO

And stay tuned for the release date and serving up of Southwest of Love and Murder.


  1. Sounds like a fun, fast, and furious time ahead for you! Best wishes for a successful run!