Here are the most recent releases in Mystery.
I wrote this book on a dare, I guess you could say, just like the main character in the book writes his novel on a dare. I was dared to come up with a romantic premise that just couldn't work, and I came up with a guy who has a female pen name and he falls in love with a woman who writes lesbian fiction.
Think about that for a minute.
Well, the book didn't quite work out with that premise, but it came out pretty close.
Gilt was one of the first books I wrote. I remember submitting it to a contest and the judge saying, "You know, this doesn't sound like a romance."
No, it isn't a traditional romance. This is a mystery about a failed romance. A woman is visited by the ghost of her dead husband while the investigation into his death is reopened, 2 years after he died. She has always felt guilty about his death because she's afraid their arguments distracted him and caused his death in that terrible fire.
I'm branching out and trying mysteries with just a tiny bit of romance -- in these books, the clues are the Thing, not the Love. Mist started for me with a poster on a bulletin board. A girl had gone missing, and the poster was old and faded. I thought: what would happen if she came back? What would happen if she escaped?
What if she could get her revenge?
Then there is my Wizard of Oz book. I read all the old books (the original ones, all 13 of them) and I used some of those characters, put them in Broomfield, Kansas, tossed in the Wickeds motorcycle gang and voila ... a book was born!
The Deadly Landscaping Romance series starts with Lilacs, continues with Foxgloves, and ending with Daisies: the books follow Cassie Whittington, who is coping with her new life after being laid off from her high-tech job.
She inherits 15 million dollars, but that inheritance is put on hold when family members contest the will. But the potential loss of wealth is the least of her worries -- her ex-husband has re-entered her life and is wrecking havoc with her relationship with Sam Barlow, her boss at the landscape company. Cassie has to make a choice: return to her old life with Charlie or start a new life with Sam.
And you know what? It takes 3 books for her to decide! Along the way she gets embroiled in murder, truffle tampering, construction fraud, and ... love!
Interested in another series? How about one that features reincarnation, telepathic animals, time travel, and shape-shifting?
The History Patrol series is set in the future, when an organization (the Patrol) sends back "Time Guides" to observe history and bring home misguided time tourists. Those trips also provide an opportunity for a Guide and a telepathic Companion to right old wrongs -- wrongs that occurred in a previous life.