New Release 99c, plus another, plus why the neighbors hate me now

Finally! The Girl Who Wants is 99c for the first time!

If you didn’t get this SUPER FUN AND EXCITING novel when I released it a few months ago, now’s the time!  I’m a little more than halfway finished book #2 so now’s the time!

TGWW is a mystery-thriller with action, laughs, a little romance and a lot of heart. There are crossover characters with my Pineapple Port series, so if you love Pineapple, don’t miss any family secrets! This book isn’t quite as “cozy” as the Pineapple series, BUT I kept my readers in mind, so it has no explicit sex/violence, no f-bombs or name-in-vain cursing.

From the moment Shee McQueen appears, The Girl Who Wants straps the reader into a twisting roller-coaster ride of heart-stopping action, snappy dialog and intrigue. Shee’s quest to recover the life and loves she’s lost brings a depth of emotion rare in such page-turning suspense. The unique female lead’s funny, irreverent and all-too-human asides will have you rooting for her — and her whole pack of wild, wonderful misfit friends — until the breathless end.


Pineapple Land War: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Four (Pineapple Port Mysteries 4)

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When real estate tycoon Bucky Bloom is found stuck to the end of a sailboat mast, a land war erupts in Pineapple Port! Charlotte is commissioned to solve Bucky’s murder, but soon finds herself embroiled in a competition masterminded by Declan’s crazy ex, the ever-nefarious Stephanie.


Hopefully, the neighbors don’t mind smelling like hot dogs for six hours.

Why the Neighbors Might Hate Me Now

We waited a year and for the black Friday sale, but we finally bought a grill. (Now that we’re in Florida, it’s a law. We have to get a tiki bar soon or it’s three years hard labor.) We’re terrified of combustible tanks and don’t like the toxic nature of charcoal, so we went with a Traeger smoker.

Now I’m totally obsessed. I’m looking online at tee shirts online with cows on them that say, “I’d Smoke That.” It’s that bad. 

In my defense, the grill is amazing. It’s very efficient, easy to clean when you’re done and even has WIFI so you can set it and forget it — except to come out and paint things with more sauce once in a while. It tells you the temperature of the grill, and with the included probe, the temp of the meat, too. So far we’ve made a steak and ribs and they were both delicious. I’ll be making beer can chicken for Christmas, which I think will finally earn us our honorary “Florida Man” card.

There are some downsides. First, now I want to buy all the fun tools, like metal claws you wear to tear apart pulled pork and work out Wolverine fantasies. Second, it belches smoke every 15 minutes and it took six hours to make our ribs… Mike just about crawled under the living room table with embarrassment at first. But hey, it’s not like we’re going to be grilling every day and it does smell good…

And look at the ribs! They were so good. Mike doesn’t even really like ribs and he scarfed them down like I hadn’t fed him in weeks.


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Humpty Bumpkin (Country Cousin Mysteries Book 1)


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She’s just a country girl who loves her dog. But her life is about to get less countrified and more…erm…homicide.

Deer Hollow is a small community built in a verdant, rolling countryside. The nearest big city is over an hour away and big city ways are rejected at the Hollow. Unfortunately, the big city isn’t the only place where bad things can happen.

Things like murder…which has a funny way of messin’ up a debutante’s day and turning a sunny Sunday in June right over onto its bucolic head.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bumpkin (Country Cousin Mysteries Book 4)

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bumpkin, died a very shiny death…

Rudy-Bob Hortmann has never quite gotten the hang of making friends. He doesn’t much like peopling, mostly preferring the company of his pot-bellied pig, Ethel Squeaks to humanoid types. But there’s one exception. Rudy-Bob loves kids. So for Christmas every year he gives himself a present. He plays Santa at the annual Deer Hollow Christmas party. Only this year, Rudy-Bob doesn’t make it out of the Santa suit when the Pageant is done. Instead, Deputy Sheriff Arno Willager finds Rudy-Bob literally chillin’ in a snowbank, his bulbous nose flashing red through the snow.

That’s where I come into the picture. I’m Joey Fulle and I’m pretty good at finding bodies around my place on the outskirts of Deer Hollow. I didn’t actually find this one, of course. But I’m fully invested in locating his killer. ’Cause, with the help of my handsome PI boyfriend Hal, my sweet and goofy Pitbull Caphy, and my opinionated Siamese cat, LaLee, I’m also pretty good at finding killers. Sometimes, even before they find me…

Reluctant Bumpkin (Country Cousin Mysteries Book 6)

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She’s just a girl with a dog, a cat, and a pig. And since she’s been drafted into helping her boyfriend scare his younger brother straight, she’s a girl who’s suddenly glad she’s an only child.

Hal’s younger brother has been banished to Deer Hollow because of his proclivity for getting into trouble. Hal’s parents are hoping he’ll take the kid under his wing and straighten him out. But Asher Amity has a knack for finding trouble, and it doesn’t take him long to find it in Deer Hollow. When Asher steps into a steaming pile of murder and treachury, Hal and Joey are destined to get dragged into the mess with him. Who knew how dangerous babysitting could be?

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5 Responses

  1. Cindy DeGraaff

    😂 Your neighbors probably won’t hate you, but they may just start wandering over riiigghhtt at the exact time for dinner.


  2. Tanya

    We have a huge barrel smoker, there’s an art to using those things and my husband studied. The results were worth the agony of enduring endless videos, losing an entire cabinet drawer to accessories, and hearing about the best “rubs” and sauces, non stop. 😹 Just remember to close all windows before you begin.


  3. Barbara

    Traeger smokers are wonderful. My parents have one. Get a brisket, it will be smoky and tender unlike cooking it in the oven. Any type of meat can be cooked on it and it all tastes fantastic


  4. Schmooster

    We ‘ve lived in Florida for over 30 years. At first we had neighbors who went nuts when I cooked meat for the dog on the grill! (Don’t knock it – he lived to be 22 in human years!) Whenever the wife had to be out of town we knew Joe would be over to eat meat!

    You do know what the next step is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a firepit!
    PS: our bunny is vegan!



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