As some of you may know, my author Lois Winston cut her writing chops penning romance and romantic suspense novels before deciding to segue into the mystery world. Ever since, she’s been dropping dead bodies at my feet. She’s currently writing the twelfth novel in the eponymous Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series, and of course, once again, there’s another dead body.
I need a break from all those dead bodies. So I scraped together enough birdseed for Mayzie, Lois’s muse, to fly off to Aruba. Honestly, I’m not mean-spirited, but there’s just so much a reluctant amateur sleuth can take before she reaches her limit. And I’d reached mine. In this latest book, I’m on my honeymoon, but of course, within hours of arriving, Lois has me discovering yet another murder victim.
So now with Mayzie gone, Lois has written herself into a corner because the woman is a consummate “pantser” and never, ever outlines her stories.
But Lois knows from experience that sometimes all it takes to lure Mayzie back is to ignore her. So she’s turned her attention to a bit of marketing and has decided to package her three romantic suspense novels (from back in the day when she wrote romantic suspense) into one ebook collection. She’s priced the set so readers get three full-length books for the price of two and is calling it A Triple Date with Danger. If you love feisty heroines and daring heroes, won’t be disappointed in these three novels.
Meanwhile, I’m getting back to enjoying my honeymoon while I can. Mayzie is due back soon, and Lois’s fingers will once again be flying across her keyboard. There’s bound to be another dead body coming my way any day now.
A Triple Date with Danger
Three Romantic Suspense Novels
Three Feisty Heroines, Three Daring Heroes...
Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception
Life has delivered one sucker punch after another to Emma Wadsworth. As a matter of fact, you could say the poor little rich girl is the ultimate poster child for Money Can’t Buy Happiness — even if she is no longer a child.
Billionaire real estate stud Logan Crawford is as famous for his less-than-platinum reputation as he is his business empire. In thirty-eight years, he’s never fallen in love, and that’s just fine with him — until he meets Emma.
But Emma’s not buying into Logan’s seductive ways. Well, maybe just a little, but she’s definitely going into the affair with her eyes wide open. She’s no fool. At least not anymore. Her deceased husband saw to that. Besides, she knows Logan will catch the first jet out of Philadelphia once he learns her secrets.
Except things don’t go exactly as Emma has predicted, and when Philadelphia’s most beloved citizen become the city’s most notorious criminal, she needs to do a lot more than clear her name if she wants to save her budding romance with the billionaire hunk someone is willing to kill for.
Lost in Manhattan
One by one members of the Montgomery family have died in tragic accidents. Photographer Sarah Montgomery is the last surviving member of the aeronautics dynasty. After the death of her beloved grandfather, she accepts the fact that her husband never loved her and initiates divorce proceeding. On the way home from the lawyer’s office, Sarah is hit by a cab. Days later she awakens in the hospital and has no idea who she is.
Industrialist Trent Caldwell harbors guilt over his wife’s death. A passenger in the cab that struck Sarah, he now feels responsible for her injuries. When no one steps forth to identify the woman in the hospital, he arranges for Mrs. Kearn, his housekeeper, to care for her in his home. Seeing in Sarah someone who just might draw Trent out of the darkness he’s succumbed to since his wife’s death, Mrs. Kearn sets about playing matchmaker.
But the Montgomery family deaths weren’t accidents. Someone harbors a deadly secret and using skills perfected as a youthful IRA operative, has systematically eliminated the family out of a need for revenge. Realizing Sarah’s true identity, the assassin now has one more kill to make in order to fulfill a promise made long ago.
Someone to Watch Over Me
Dori Johnson is in hiding from the Russian Mafia. Six years ago she committed a series of felonies in order to create new identities for herself and her younger brother and sister. They’ve kept a low profile, living in fear of their lives ever since.
When Niles York, Dori’s boss, offers her the opportunity of a lifetime, she turns down the job, not wanting to risk discovery. However, her brother and sister convince her that after six years, she’s unrecognizable, and she can’t pass up such an opportunity. Reluctantly, Dori agrees to become the face and spokesperson for York’s new retail venture.
Jake Prentiss suspects Dori is hiding a secret, and he’s not going to let her jeopardize his friend’s business. As a former government operative, he calls in some favors and starts digging into Dori’s past. What he finds has him convinced she’s out to sabotage York Enterprises. Too bad he’s falling for her.
Dori is falling in love with Jake, but she doesn’t trust him. He works for the government, and she’s a criminal. But then her life is threatened, and she has to make a decision that could either get her killed or put her behind bars for a very long time.
So funny. Good luck getting your muse back on the job.
Thanks, Barbara! I think she might be enjoying herself too much. ;-)
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