Happy New Year!

Happy 2018 to my friends and readers! I'm excited to announce I have a new series launching this year. Young Adult fantasy featuring a teenage serial killer.

The Unseelie Court Book 1 

A teenage serial killer with a mysterious past. 

The deadly hunter sworn to protect her. 

Secrets, lies and a shot at redemption.  

It all begins with a kiss. 

When 16-year-old Nic Rutherford heads out for a night on the town, she brings a full arsenal. Her best weapon? A deadly kiss that can take down the biggest game around—humans. Two-legged predators don’t stand a chance once she makes lip to skin contact. But her blessing is also a curse, one that Nic fears will inadvertently harm anyone who gets too close—her aunts, her best friend, or the mysterious new boy who possesses strange abilities of his own. 

Aiden Jager has the one thing Nic can’t resist—information. With his help Nic unearths answers about her own murky past along with the key to a hidden world where magic thrives and the impossible becom…
Coming May 9th! Baby on Board!
Maggie Phillips is beyond ready to have her new baby so life can get back to normal. Unfortunately, “normal” for the laundry hag is a relative term. When a neighbor goes missing, Neil begs his wife to stay out of it and focus on the upcoming labor and delivery, but Maggie can’t help but poke around into the man’s life out of habit and curiosity. But when the neighbor’s body is discovered stuffed into his own freezer and his wife and new baby also go missing, it’s up to the very pregnant laundry hag to clean house and get to the bottom of yet another misadventure, even if the killer is closer to home than she ever imagined. Murder, scandal and industrial strength juicers. What more could a mom-to-be need? Preorder now and add The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag: Bun in the Oven to your summer TBR pile today!





All Sleuth And No Play Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win one of seven Mackenzie P.I. coffee scented wax melts. And don't miss All Sleuth and No Play, Book 2 of the Mackenzie and Mackenzie P.I. series coming March 21

Another day, another secret. 

Novice PI Mackenzie Taylor is going stir crazy. Deep in the throes of a classic New England winter, the endless hours of following cheating spouses have left her feeling jaded and restless. Not to mention the emotional tug of war when the father of her teenage child suddenly starts hanging around and putting a major crimp in Mackenzie’s fledgling relationship with the hot Detective Hunter Black. So when she's asked to help find a missing bride, Mackenzie jumps at the chance to do some good.

Juggling the missing persons case, two headstrong men, being a new landlord of a rundown building, and a sixteen-year-old daughter/ BFF actually acting her age for once and crushing on a much older man has Mackenzie’s contemplating the upside of running away from home. Instead s…

Holiday deals and steals!

Gotta love short stories to match shorter days and  busy nights. ick up Cozy Christmas Shorts this holiday season and have a great quick read on hand while standing on line, sipping your cocoa or taking a break from the festivities. My Christmas short, Christmas Al Dente, is featured along with 10 other fun reads. Buy yours today!


Also, the new Mackenzie P.I. candle is here! Coffee scented, just like the java swilling cool mom P.I. demands. A great gift to give for the coffee lover (or yourself). Pick one up along with the Dark Prince candle over at Book Scents!

August Subscription Boxes

Game of Thrones Box by Appraising Pages (The makers of the Bookish Box)Cost $35 + $7.00 Shipping + $4.50 tank upgrade $46.50
Exclusive Limited edition devoted to all things GoT. I am a fan of both the books and the series so there really was no way to go wrong with this. Another bene for these one-time boxes is that if you love the book/ series they are advertising, you will most likely adore everything in it so you have a better chance of keeping everything you receive. T-shirt (Appraising pages plus shipping) $20.00 ** **Not the racerback tank I ordered** Tumbler by Knot Knirvana (Etsy) $15.00 plus shipping Da Bomb Fizzers: GOT Quote Bomb (website) $7.50 plus shipping Appraising Pages stag ring (???) Drop and Give Me nerdy Tote Bag (Society 6) $18.00 plus shipping EvieSEO art print (Society 6) $13.10 plus shipping * *Mine’s a 5 by 7 not listed so we’ll go with value $10.00
Total estimated value $70.50 Net Gain $24.00***

This tally does not include the cost of the ring, since that wa…

Subscription boxes, June & July summary

I've been curious about the book subscription boxes for awhile. It sounds like a neat idea, mystery items shipped right to you every month. 
Owlcrate Cost: $29.99 plus $6.99 shipping Total cost $36.98 June theme: Royalty This was my first subscription box, and it was sort of an accident. I wanted the next month's box but signed up early, so I did receive the June box. 

 My Lady Jane (Amazon w. free ship)  $10.73 K Nemo Funko mystery mini (Amazon w. free ship)    $6.99 GIVEAWAY Craftedvan bookmarks: (Etsy plus shipping) $7.08 GIVEAWAY Lunar Chronicles bracelet (Etsy plus shipping guess shop is closed) ???  $10-12  ??? TOSS Plus paper TOSS $36.80 Net loss over buying individual pieces $ -.18 * Note, the little bookmark things, Nemo funko and paper crown all went to my niece, so this box wasn't a total loss.

Owlcrate Cost $29.99 plus $6.99 shipping July theme: Good vs Evil  I received the "good" box and the thing I liked best about it was that even if you stumble acro…

Damaged Goods Book 3 up for Preorder!


Cure Or Die 
Book 3 in the Damaged Goods Mystery Series 

Certified Process Server Jackie Parker could do a case study in bizarre human behavior. Like the time the Damaged Goods property management team found a man fermenting his own fecal matter to get high. Or the angry downstairs tenant who threatened to spit on her. And that was just one building in the Miami art’s district. 

Returning to the scene of the crime a year later at the request of the landlord, Jackie believes she’s ready for anything. Since the Dark Prince left the team, she and Luke have gone through an amicable divorce and maybe just this one time she can manage to not land face first in something foul. But what they find in the vacated apartment is far worse than on their earlier visit and Jackie’s situation is about to get a whole lot messier. 

Cue Logan. 

Don’t miss the epic finale to the Damaged Goods trilogy, it’s a laugh a minute and what readers describe as “More addictive than krockodil!” 

Praise for Ja…