Now that it's officially 2010--the start of a new decade, you might be wondering what new Living in the Romance Writing with a Twist World books will be available this year. Let me give you the lineup as it stands.
March 2010: In the middle of March, my contemporary romance short story with a paranormal twist "Family Secrets" will be released by Uncial Press (http://www.uncialpress.com/).
Talia Fanetti longs for true love. She’s just gotten engaged to eligible bachelor Edmund Bartholomew, so she’s all set in the love department.
Or is she?
On a romantic getaway in the country, she learns her future in-laws live in a house awash with secrets. Talia soon makes a startling discovery: she has a secret as well. When Grandmother Bartholomew offers Talia a chance to find out who her true love is, will Talia have the courage to use the magic spell?
August 2010: The long awaited debut of the Minx Tobin Murder Mystery Series is August 1st. Who is Minx Tobin, you ask? Minx is a fitness instructor newly relocated to Los Angeles, California, who has a knack for solving puzzles--puzzles concerning dead bodies. For fun, romance, and... unexpected corpses, follow her adventures in this murder mystery series!
Case One: The Bloodstained Bistro & Case Two: The Ill-Gotten Insurance will be released by Desert Breeze Publishing (http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/).
TO LIVE... AND DIE IN L.A.
Newly relocated Minx Tobin likes to help her friends. She also has a knack for solving puzzles. A huge puzzle in the form of a dead body soon gets dropped into her lap. Did waitress Brandi Evans murder her ex-boyfriend? Minx doesn't think so, but can she crack the Case of the Bloodstained Bistro?
Overworked homicide lieutenant Gabe Harris has his fill of women... and dead bodies. The women he can handle. The dead bodies -- unfortunately they keep piling up. But on this particular case he meets a young woman that not only impedes his investigation, but she also has no interest in him. A healthy ego like his can't handle that. He'll have to keep an eye on Ms. Minx Tobin.
The Ill-gotten Insurance: Minx's dead friend turns up alive... but not for long. Will the life insurance have to be paid twice?
An odd string of coincidences leads Minx Tobin to an old friend, Bill Gutierrez. Only Bill died five years ago. Before Minx has a chance to question the man, he turns up dead... again, with a slip of paper in his pocket with her name on it. Whether she likes it or not, Minx is involved in another murder. Will the Case of the Ill-gotten Insurance turn out to be deadly for her as well?
Los Angeles homicide lieutenant Gabe Harris regrets that the fitness trainer who piqued his interest is a murder suspect once again. But at least he has a legitimate reason to see Minx. Maybe he can even convince her to go out with him. And maybe he can prevent L.A.'s newest murderer from adding Minx to his... or her fatality list.
Three brand-new stories for 2010! That's it (so far) for this year's releases. If anything changes, I'll let you know!
Susanne Marie Knight
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2010 EPIC Award Finalist for Best Historical Romance: PAGING MISS GALLOWAY
March 2010: "Family Secrets"--Sometimes secrets can reveal your true love.