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Beyond the Mist

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Surrounded by incredible beauty, Natalie walked along the shore of a twilight world. Mist rose from the water and swirled around her, obliterating everything. Then she awoke.
Natalie’s mother had been an adept fortuneteller, dispensing what customers longed to hear. Natalie had inherited the business. Unlike her mother, she actually saw the future. Each day, she struggled to give hope to desperate people, while seeing lives with dim futures.




Then a tall man with haunted eyes sat before her. For the first time, she saw nothing. “I will return in a month”, he told her. “Then you will see.”
That night, the dream appeared for the first time. What was it trying to tell her? Suddenly, Natalie wished to know her own future.
Who was the stranger? What would happen when he returned?
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Demented

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Greta eyed the cup. It looked delicious, but she knew it was poisoned. The Hornet lurked nearby. A master of disguise, he could be that guy in the wheelchair or the one toting the oxygen canister.
The staff spoke of dementia, but she was just bored. Determined to have fun, Greta had invented a world of espionage and cast herself as its heroine.



Then terrorists infiltrate the nursing home. Posing as employees, they use the Medicare claims processing system as a backdoor into the national security database. Greta tries to blow the whistle on them, but no one takes her seriously.
She enlists the help of cronies, Foster and Clarisse. Armed with blood thinners, sedatives and Fleet enemas, the trio wage their own brand of geriatric warfare. Life is suddenly exciting, but can they stop the terrorists?

Book Blurb Friday is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro, who posts a weekly photo and challenges us to “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compel…

Dangerous Prey

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Jill’s idea of adventure is targeting and capturing the men of her choice. The skilled huntress spots her next prey while enjoying a tropical vacation. Hank succumbs quickly and she joins the pilot for a helicopter tour of the adjacent islands.
The date ends with an electrical malfunction and a plunge into the ocean. The pair wash up on the beach of an uncharted island, where prospects of rescue seem remote.

Hank has no intention of playing white knight to Jill’s damsel-in-distress. When Jill refuses to do her share, he tells her “You’re on your own.” He disappears and Jill vows revenge.

Can the spoiled socialite survive the elements, the animals and the natives?

Will Hank survive her revenge?


Book Blurb Friday is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro, who posts a weekly photo and challenges us to “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.” That’s quite a challenge, but it’s a lot of fun as well. Click on the image at …

Just Trash

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You’re too old for a security blanket. We’re going to put it in the dumpster. That ragged stuffed rabbit can go in too. They’re just trash.

This case was just plain disgusting. Angie McAllister listened to the victim’s story.
“I thought I would die. He tied me up, slapped me and put me in his car. When he stopped, he threw me in that trash-filled dumpster and left.” “Do you remember anything else, Ms. Jenkins?”

“He kept calling me ‘Momma’. “





It was an old story. For months, women in Carlton City had told similar tales. None of the victims had seen his face. No one remembered the signature graffiti that graced each dumpster.
“You don’t have to be a psychiatrist to know he’s got childhood issues with his mother”, Angie’s boyfriend, Detective Carl Hawkins, remarked. “I still remember being upset when my mother threw out my favorite stuffed bunny.”

Book Blurb Friday is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro, who posts a weekly photo and challenges us to “write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) …

The Last Masterpiece

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Paolo Moretti had been her first love, the best memory from a magical summer at her grandparents’ Italian villa. They had parted pledging their eternal love.

Time intervened. Lucia became a journalist; Paolo, a recognized artist. His last note, three years earlier, included a photo with his fiancé, Rosalia. Lucia prayed for his happiness. Her own marriage had already disintegrated.
When an assignment on recent art thefts takes her to Italy, she decides to visit Paolo. She finds him in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the neck down. Rosalia has abandoned him and he can no longer paint. His mother begs her to stay with them and lift his spirits. Her investigation uncovers links to Rosalia and Lucia suspects that Paolo’s injury was not accidental. Her job becomes dangerous and so do her emotions, as old feelings rekindle. What future can she have with a dying man?


Book Blurb Friday is hosted by Lisa Ricard Claro, who posts a weekly photo and challenges us to “write a book jacket blurb (150 w…