This Sunday, Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is featuring two guest authors and their “Oldies But Goodies”!
First up, is Alicia Dean’s Death Notice. Originally published in 2011, it was re-issued recently through Amazon Digital.
When columnist Monroe Donovan receives an obituary notice with a date of death two days in the future, she dismisses it as a typo. Then, a second incorrect obituary comes in, and a woman whose name matches the name of the deceased is murdered—on the date listed in the obituary. Now, Monroe realizes that something much more sinister is happening. A serial killer is trying to communicate with her.
She turns to Detective Lane Brody for help, but her attraction to him is complicating her already complicated life. And when the killer turns out to have a disturbing connection to Monroe, complications turn deadly.
(WARNING: Explicit language and graphic violence)
Fun Fact: In Death Notice, I mention an antique cowboy desk in my heroine’s house, and I state that she bought it from a man in Miami, Oklahoma who refurbishes antiques. it’s a nod to my brother-in-law, Tom Zimmerman, who actually lives in Miami and refurbishes antiques.
Next, is author Heather McCollum’s 2010 release, Prophecy (Book 1 of The Dragonfly Chronicles).
Serena Faw must shut out the barrage of thoughts from everyone around her. Her telepathic powers reveal the darkness and true intentions behind every false smile. When her adopted brother is accused of murder, the only man who can help her is the one person she cannot read. Can she trust him with the life of her brother? Can she trust him with her heart? Keenan Maclean is the younger brother to the new chief of the Macleans. A dark prophecy shadows him. One brother will live wed to a witch and one will die. Keenan is raised to defend his clan and die. Serena and Keenan hunt a loyalist murderer before the Battle of Culloden and fall in love despite the prophecy’s warning that she heralds his death.
Fun Fact: In high school I lived in an old plantation house in Virginia that was built before the Civil War and was used as a hospital for soldiers during it. We realized pretty quickly after moving in that the place was haunted. For five years the ghosts played little jokes on us, moving objects when we were out of the room, winding up my music box, slamming doors in my boyfriend’s face (he deserved it!), and driving our five dogs crazy. Once we refurbished the house and I left for college, my dad said that they seemed to have moved on.
It was a wonderful experience for a young writer with a keen imagination. I do plan to write a haunted house book one day and my ghosts will star in it. They opened up the world of magic for me, and I will be forever thankful. If you’d like to see a picture of the house after it was refurbished, I used it as the first picture in the book trailer for my upcoming YA paranormal romance, Siren’s Song.SS Book Trailer
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Heather-McCollum/dp/1601547234/
Finally, since all good things come in threes … the second novella in my own Golden Decade of Rock and Roll series. Love Me Tender was originally published by The Wild Rose Press in 2010.
Celebrated criminal attorney, Sydney Thomas, has her hands full with other people’s problems. The last thing she needs is to fall for another attorney at the law firm where she’s just been named partner. But she can’t help being attracted to the brilliant and handsome, albeit younger, Aaron Baker.
When the two are assigned to work together on a case involving a famous singer, the late night research and strategy sessions soon lead to romance. Can this be love? Or is it just a May/December fling?
Fun Fact: Because I’m “old” — a granny of five, I’ve had a number of life experiences. I actually keep a database of every job I’ve had, every weird occurrence, every embarrassing moment and even a list of stories from my family. Needless to say, I have an endless stream of material.
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Tender-Golden-Rock-Roll-ebook/dp/B003552TLA/
That’s it for this week. Please join us again on March 30th, for a look back as some other previously-published gems. Until then, happy writing. Or, better yet, happy reading!