Welcome, Readers!

After a year plus of family health issues, hubby is well on the mend, and I’m thrilled to be back on the ball.

Notice my redesigned pages? Hope you think them as awesome as I do! The new design is more in keeping with the amateur sleuth mysteries I’m now writing. Never fear, though! My vampire trilogy and short story are still available, and who knows what I may write in the future.

For now, I’m thrilled to officially announce my upcoming release!

Breaking News!

Basket Case is here!

Okay, the final cover art and blurb are here. The release date is September 1, 2015, and I’m gearing up for appearances and cool swag giveaways! I hope y’all will stay tuned!

Basket Case is a Berkley Prime Crime book, a cozy mystery, which is, believe it or not, only a slight detour from my mystery-romance Cesca books. Basket Case is available for pre-order now at Amazon and B&N in mass market paperback, Kindle and Nook editions. And the Kindle edition is on a preorder sale!

Basket Case

Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix expects trouble when she’s summoned to check the welfare of her basket-weaving Aunt Sherry Mae. The trouble she expects in little Lilyvale, Arkansas is not the kind of trouble she finds. Sherry and her five housemates are not the least bit ill or forgetful, much less senile enough to be causing explosions and fires in the rambling old farmhouse. The self-styled Senior Six are, in fact, hosting a mobbed folk art festival on the lawn when Nixy arrives.

Nixy soon learns they are also battling a nasty-tempered real estate developer, a woman who wants Sherry Mae’s ancestral home and land at any cost. The seniors suspect the developer of burglarizing their barn, blowing up their mailbox, and then poisoning a box of chocolates left for Sherry.

Nixy still plans to return to her life and her art-gallery job in Houston—until the developer is found dead in the family cemetery. Now Sherry Mae is a suspect, and Nixy is determined to stay in Lilyvale to prove her aunt’s innocence. Nixy rallies the seniors to help investigate—a move that defies handsome police detective Eric Shoar, and puts Nixy and the Six in the killer’s sights.

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Boxed Set Release – October 13, 2014!

If you missed my short story “Medium Rare,” in the charity paranormal e-anthology, Entangled, look for it in the upcoming e-book release, Entranced: A Halloween Box Set!

Entranced features NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling and award-winning authors unmasking their collective talents. Here is the box set blurb, and isn’t the cover gorgeous?! [Karenne, insert the 2D or 3D cover where you want it. Or use both if you like.]

Romance and mystery at Halloween! Sizzling to suspenseful, sparkling to serious, these nine novellas and short stories are perfect treats while the doorbell rings and will have you smiling with satisfaction when they’re done.

When Midnight Comes—Lori Handeland
Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a novella based on the legend of the Jack O Lantern. Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. His love for Lucia Casale may be the only thing that can save him.

Midday Masquerade—Leigh Morgan
Can a mask release Primrose’s inner desires? Can it help lift a centuries old curse? Can Primrose and Lorcan prove their love before midnight on All Hallows' Eve, or will darkness reign for another hundred years?

Sian’s Solution—Dale Mayer
Sometimes the depth of love is only understood when it is lost forever... When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him.

Breaking Out—Michelle Diener
Imprisoned in a secret facility, powerful telekinetic Kelli Barrack and two other 'special' inmates grab a chance to escape, only to confront their worst nightmares on the outside.

The Halloween Prince—Edie Ramer
A sudden storm, a broken van, and a ghost dog take widowed Sarah Lowtower to a cabin in the Wisconsin countryside and an intriguing man who becomes her secret lover. But when he becomes the Halloween Prince, everything changes.

Medium Rare—Nancy Haddock
The ghosts of St. Augustine are spooked, and spirit seer Colleen Cotton must team with a by-the-book paranormal investigator to save them all, or risk losing her own great grandfather’s spirit forever.

Feel the Magic—Liz Kreger
Jenna Carmichael is harnessing the magic of the full moon on All Hallow's Night in a tricky transformation to earn her Master level, when the past comes back to haunt her.

Masked Attraction—Mary Hughes
Daniel Light loved Zoe Blackwood when he was a gangly dork. Now a powerful wizard prince, a masked ball gives Daniel a new chance to woo her. Coming between them is an ancient parchment with a deadly prophecy.

Midnight Masque—Elle J. Rossi
Bar owner and paranormal ass-kicker, Josie Hawk, stresses over her vampire lover meeting her vampire-hunting father, while at her stars-of-country-music masquerade, supernatural forces escalate to code red. If she doesn't unmask the insidious evil, the party could turn into a mass funeral.

To buy your copy of Entranced: A Halloween Box Set, see the links below!

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords | Kobo | Amazon UK | Canada

Ponytails and Claw Clips!

A bit after Entangled was released – the paranormal anthology to benefit breast cancer - I began growing my hair with the intent of donating it to Locks of Love or a similar organization. Well, I did that, and now I’m cutting my hair shorter in stages. This long-hair photo credit goes to Dolorianne Morris. She’s marvelous! This new photo is courtesy of my hubby. Still using claw clips, though the ponytail is pretty much history.

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2 pm
B&N Firewheel
190 Cedar Sage Drive
Garland, TX 75040
* Portion of the sales to benefit Richardson Adult Literacy Center


Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, from 3-6 pm
10th annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy
Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX
Keynote: Tessa Dare


Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Late Afternoon into the evening – Exact times TBA
Columbia County Library, Magnolia, AR
220 E Main St
Magnolia, AR
(870) 234-1991

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