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I accidentally only sent this reveal to a few of you the first time, so I’m offering it again and this time I’ll keep an eye on the newsletter sending!  I’ll make it up to you with the BAZILLION giveaways below…

I’m 55k words into the first book in my new Jupiter Beach mystery/thriller series and I’m hoping to have it released in August at the latest. I’m going VERY SLOWLY because I want this to be my blockbuster!

The main character is the woman you met as “Hunter” in Pineapple Turtles. Spoiler Alert: That’s not her real name. 🙂

While extra thrilling, a little grittier and a little sexier, this book will still be clean, so fans of the Pineapple Port Mystery Series should still love it. (the cursing might upgrade (downgrade?) to the occasional *sh*t*, because frankly, it just isn’t realizing some of these characters shout “Gosh Golly Gee!” when they hit their thumb with a hammer. If you like my Kilty series, it is something like that without any paranormal aspect.

Here’s a synopsis of what you’ll find!

Siofra wants a home.

Forty-five year old Siofra McQueen returns to her father’s hotel, the Loggerhead Inn in Jupiter Beach, FL,  after being on the run from an assassin for over twenty years. Her father said it was safe to come home, but she finds him in a coma, shot in the head by an unknown sniper.

Things look grim, but this is no ordinary hotel, and Siofra is no ordinary woman.

Siofra spent most of her young life working as her father Mick’s partner, bounty hunting military criminals for the Navy, but when someone put a bounty on her head, she went into hiding to protect her loved ones. Her unusual upbringing only trained her for one thing, so using a string of aliases, she became a freelance angel of sorts, helping individuals and local law enforcement solve difficult crimes and capture criminals.

Siofra wants a cocktail and a nice long nap.

Home again, she discovers her father has turned his hotel into an island of broken toys for military vets looking to redeem their troubled souls by helping others. She doesn’t know if Mick’s new mission or the return of her own attempted assassin is responsible, and it doesn’t help that Mason, the young SEAL she fell for at eighteen, has finally tracked her down, too.

With the help of Mason and the hotel’s unusual and deadly staff, Siofra wants to solve the mystery and bring a monster to justice. She’s lost decades, lost people she loves, and lost herself on the road.

Enough is enough.

She can’t run anymore.

Siofra wants revenge.


Let me know what you think and anything you’d like this book to have that maybe you’ve been missing from my other series! (or more of whatever you have been getting from my other series that you like best!)


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I’m Too Blessed To Be Depressed: Stories to Move You from Stressed to Blessed (I’m Too Blessed Series Book 1) 


A collection of stories to help you move from sad to glad, I’m Too Blessed is a hug disguised as a book. Ready for something to lift your spirits? To make you smile? To remind you that it’s all going to be okay? YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK! From an author whose stories appear in five Chicken Soup for the Soul books comes this chance to rekindle your attitude of gratitude.



This is no boring librarian shushing people from behind a desk. This librarian corrals rogue magic. But more importantly, she has a frog and a cat, and she’s not afraid to use them.

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Murdered for Millions: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery (Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series Book 13) NEW RELEASE!

A computer app that was going to bring in millions,
Developed by four young techies.
The founder of the group is murdered,
But was it murder or a burglary gone terribly wrong?

Even though Liz vows not to become involved in the case, when the new chief of police and his assistant both come down with pneumonia, she has no choice, because the killer may get away.

And could the murderer be one of the guests staying at her Red Cedar Lodge & Spa?


NEW ON AUDIO  Larissa Reinhart’s Maizie Albright Star Detective novel 15 Minutes!

She played a detective on TV, but now that her life depends on it, can Maizie Albright play a detective for real?

For fans of romantic comedy mysteries – Hot Mystery Reviews’ “Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs”.

”Child star and hilarious hot mess Maizie Albright trades Hollywood for the backwoods of Georgia and pure delight ensues. Maizie’s my new favorite escape from reality.” (Gretchen Archer, USA Today best-selling author of the Davis Way Crime Caper series)

A Matter of Deception by Dianne Harman

Miranda’s mother had wisely cautioned against her getting involved with a werewolf,
Particularly an Alpha werewolf.
But when you’re a Paranormal Investigator walking in two worlds
And you’re also attracted to the local chief of police
It’s pretty hard to know just which world to live in.

This is the fourth book in the Miranda Riley Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series.

Peaches and Scream by Chelsea Thomas

Life’s a peach. Murder is the pit.

Peaches are back in season at the orchard and everyone’s got that warm, fuzzy feeling.

Miss May throws a “Peach Party” to celebrate. The whole town turns up for the bash. They munch on Peach pie, they drink Peach Sangria. Everything is, well, peachy. Until…

…a dead body turns up in the bakeshop.

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5 Responses

  1. Jane Corrado

    I love your new mystery! I went to Jekyll Island and visited the turtle rehabilitation center. That was just awesome! Have Siofra do some diving and helping the dunes! I love how you have “clean” romance. A little swearing is OK! We hear lots worse on the street! I really don’t like the F word! I have enjoy the pineapple series. Hope the new one is all you hope for!


  2. Cheryl

    The new mystery sounds great. I’m looking forward to reading a blockbuster! And don’t worry about the prudes who don’t like swearing. Most of us understand what it’s like in real life. If my 1200 pound horse steps on my foot, I’m not going to ask him politely to find another place to stand! I’ll have a few choice words for him.

    I’d stick with Hunter as the character’s name. It’s strong. It’s easy to say. Siofra is too awkward with too many possible pronunciations and makes zero sense unless it’s an ethnic name from a foreign country which seems unlikely for a Florida background.

    I read a lot of books and nothing is more annoying to me than when a character has a really weird, difficult to pronounce name. It throws the reader off as they struggle to figure it out, and takes the reader away from the action of the book as they focus on weird names. Just my 2 cents worth that I vote for a name change. Hunter is good!


  3. Rochelle Lowde

    I can’t wait to getting ready to read these books


  4. Pam

    I’m really looking forward to your new book, and I agree with Cheryl about the character’s name. I like Hunter. Can’t wait to find out more about her.



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