Elisabeth Grace Foley Announces New Release

The Silver Shawl Author Elisabeth Grace Foley is pleased to announce the release of her new historical mystery novelette: The Silver Shawl.

In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared from the boarding-house where she lives. Her distraught fiancé is certain that she must have been kidnapped. But the case takes a new turn when a city detective appears on the scene, looking for a woman who matches the description of the missing girl. Was Charity really kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of Charity’s disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late?

The Silver Shawl was released on October 6, 2012 and is available from Amazon US, Amazon UKBarnes and Noble and Smashwords.

Sneak Peek: A Wedding in Ruby Lake

Today we have a sneak peek from author Sherrill Willis’s new novel, A Wedding in Ruby Lake.

A Wedding in Ruby Lake finds Sydney Myers and Zeke Greyson planning the perfect wedding, only to receive several unexpected, but not unwanted, houseguests. Illana Garet, Sydney’s city-savvy best friend, decides to come rather unexpectedly as does Zeke’s friend Tyler Shepard. They both arrive just in time to be embroiled into a new threat which proves to be far more dangerous than anyone at first had believed.

A Wedding in Ruby Lake is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from A Wedding in Ruby Lake:

“I need a note pad so we can make a list of everything you need. Invitations, but first you have to figure out where you’re having it. We’ll need flowers, food, dresses, tuxes, and music. Do you have any idea how much preparation we need to do this?”

Sydney went to a drawer in the kitchen and opening it, pulled out a book. “Yes I do, which is why I got this wedding planner. I figured we could use this as a guideline. It’ll be fine Illana, don’t get so stressed out.”

Raising an eyebrow at Sydney, Illana said, “One of us should be and it shouldn’t be you.” Drinking the rest of her coffee, she rinsed out her cup and left it in the sink. “Give me a minute to grab my stuff. I’ll be right back, and then we can go.”

Illana walked quickly into her room and grabbed her black clutch purse, opening it to drop her cell phone in it. She checked her hair, red tipped today, and makeup one last time in the mirror above the dresser and then walked out the door, pulling it shut quietly so as not to wake the other houseguest. Turning around, she ran smack into his chest.

“Ow, hi, I didn’t hear you get up. Did we wake you?” she asked, her face turning pink as she looked at Tyler.

“No, I’ve been up for hours actually,” Tyler said, crossing his arms and leaning against the wall. “Just so you know, my heart has already been spoken for. But if it wasn’t, you’d be very fun to chase…and catch.”

Illana felt a pang of disappointment, and a wave of relief. “Ha, like you’d catch me to begin with. I never date men who are prettier than me.”

Tyler’s small grin told her he didn’t believe her for a minute. “Is that so? Well, I guess we’ll never know now will we, little mshike?”

“What does that mean?” Illana asked, the word sounding strange and beautiful at the same time.

“It means ‘turtle’ and I’ll leave it to you to puzzle it out,” Tyler said, stepping into the bathroom and closing the door.

Illana stared at the door, not sure whether to be insulted or amused. She shrugged and walked back out into the living room.

Sydney looked at Illana’s furrowed brow and asked, “What’s the matter?”

Illana looked up, “I ran into Tyler in the hall and he called me a turtle. I have no idea what to make of it.”

Sydney laughed a little. “I can take a guess. He’s pretty quick if he picked up on that.”

Murder, Mayhem and Mystery

It’s Smashwords Sunday. Today, we are focusing on murder, mayhem and mystery. Here is a selection of titles from the Smashwords Murder and Mystery collection. Click over and give them a look.

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I Love To Write Day: How it All Began

John Riddle

Guest post by John Riddle

In the spring of 2002 I was driving from my home in Delaware to the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s conference in Asheville, North Carolina, where I was scheduled to speak My oldest daughter, Bonnie, was in the car with me; she was a college student at the time and interested in attending some of the workshops. Even though she was already a published writer, she knew the value of learning more about the craft of writing.

As I was passing through the Richmond, Virginia, area, I was thinking about a magazine interview I had to do the following week. Normally I am the one interviewing someone and then writing an article, but this time I was going to be the subject of the article. Writer’s Digest magazine wanted to do a profile of me, highlighting my success in writing for so many Websites over the past few months. Continue reading “I Love To Write Day: How it All Began”