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Monday, February 5, 2018


Last week I began a series of posts showcasing the rebranding of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mini-Mysteries, beginning with Crewel IntentionsToday I’m featuring the second novella in the series, Mosaic Mayhem. 

A few years ago author Lois Winston spent some time in Barcelona, and I tagged along—at least in my imagination and through her keyboard. However, Lois being Lois, she couldn’t let me enjoy the brief vacation. No, she went and had me kidnapped!

Really, is that any way to treat a protagonist?

At first, I was super excited. This was to be a romantic getaway. Zack has been hired to photograph the various architectural wonders created by Antoni Gaudi, and he invited me along for the three-day photo shoot. At the time my only worries were whether my passport was still valid and arranging care for my semi-invalid Communist mother-in-law.
Parc Guel, Barcelona
Well…so much for a romantic getaway. Lois had other ideas. Within hours of touching down in Barcelona, I found myself in Parc Guel, staring down the barrel of a nasty looking gun. (Then again, any gun pointed at me is nasty looking as far as I’m concerned!) Then after being tossed into the back of a van and whisked off to parts unknown, I had to convince a Spanish crime syndicate they’d kidnapped the wrong person.
Parc Guel Mosaic Terrace

Thanks a lot, Lois!

Why is she so compelled to have people on both sides of the Atlantic try to kill me? Obviously, I made it out of Barcelona alive because you’re reading about it here, but if you’d like to know how I managed to escape, you can read about my adventure in Mosaic Mayhem.

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Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

I like this cover, Lois!

Lois Winston said...

Thanks so much, Vicki!

Angela Adams said...

Anastasia, you wouldn't know what to do with yourself if you didn't have Lois (smile!).


I don't know, Angela. A warm beach and a cool, fruity "umbrella" drink come to mind. ;-)