The Devil of Dragon House

TDODH WEB mediumIn 1858 young ladies of good family did not take their lives and futures into their own hands. Orphaned from birth, Dilly Farraday has always been shunted all over the South from one unwelcoming relative to another. Too pretty for her current family’s comfort, Dilly decides to go North in search of her mother’s family rather than submit to a distasteful marriage. She has been in correspondence with her cousin Doro, whom she knows will welcome her. Once in Connecticut Dilly is shocked to find that Doro is one of the many young women who have gone missing recently. Undaunted, Dilly arrives at the great crumbling pile of Dragon House. Doro had written about being in love with the master of here. Dilly is confounded that there are two handsome brothers there and neither know anything about Doro.

Dilly is crushed and almost ready to leave when out by the treacherous cliff to the sea she finds a collar that she had made for Doro. She redoubles her investigation, sure now that Doro is there someplace and that she will find her. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the masters of Dragon House, or that in solving the mystery of the missing girls she will put not only her life but her love at risk.

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The Hollow House

Hollow_house RESIZEDI decided to use the name Geraldine Brunton. It’s not the name I was born with, nor the name I married, but it will hide who I really am…and what I have done.

I’ve taken a job as companion to wealthy invalid Emmaline Stubbs, whose fragile exterior hides a will of iron. Despite its opulence, the Stubbs household is not a happy one. Emmaline’s equally stubborn daughter and charismatic, untrustworthy son-in-law want control of her fortune, forcing the entire staff to take sides in their power struggle. I must tread carefully in this tension-filled household if I want to keep my job and my secrets.

Events take a deadly turn when Mrs. Stubbs is nearly killed and a maid is found murdered. Though I ought to keep a low profile, it soon becomes clear I must uncover the truth. Because if I don’t, my past will make me the prime suspect…

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Avenging Maid

TAM WEB medium (1)Miss Phillipa Stanhope-Fredericks is a darling of the London Ton – well-born, high-spirited and beautiful. She is also determined to find out why her little brother died so mysteriously at school, no matter what it might cost her personally. Geraint Catton, new history master at St. Gregory’s School for Boys, knows there is something odd about the new scullery maid. She is too beautiful to be a lower servant and her good breeding is unmistakable no matter how she tries to hide it. Sparks fly between them, even as the evil at the school becomes obvious. Little do they know that their lives are at risk, or that the misconceptions they hold about each other could be more dangerous than the villain who stalks them. The love that blossomed at St. Gregory’s faces its greatest challenge in the scheming and scandal-loving London Ton, where the secrets that had brought them together would begin to tear them apart.

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Exercise is Murder

ExerciseIsMurder RESIZEDForced out of the Dallas Police Force after a brutal shootout set up by her dirty cop ex-lover, Rebecca Cloudwebb now works as an antiques dealer. While making a delivery to Flora Melkiot at Madam Norina’s Temple of Health exercise salon in the exclusive Olympus House condominium highrise, Rebecca is among many witnesses to a brutal murder. Laura Tyler, a widow, has just moved into the Olympus House with dreams of becoming a socialite. But that dream is short lived when on her first day at the exercise salon, someone laces her mineral water with drain crystals. Flora Melkiot, a nosy old gossip and highrise tenant, is convinced the police are idiots and is determined to investigate Laura’s death. And she expects Rebecca to help her. Soon Rebecca finds herself being drawn into the fascinating case. Almost everyone connected with the murder has multiple reasons to kill everyone else connected with the murder, but no one seems to have had any motive to poison Laura Tyler. A mad mix of politics, extra-marital affairs, blackmail, strong personalities, gambling and assorted secrets make this mystery almost impossible to solve, but solve it Rebecca does, and in the process learns something about her own problems since the shooting that crippled her.

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The Other Half of Your Heart

TOHOYH WEB mediumCara Waters believes she is living a fairy tale. Handsome ex-football star Buck Tarrant has not only swept her off her feet, he has carried her off to Puerto Vallarta for a romantic weekend, Convinced he is going to propose, Cara thinks life is just about perfect – except for the sudden appearance of Dave Burkhart, a co-worker who has been stalking her. Secure in the knowledge Buck will protect her, Cara gets a hard lesson in reality when Dave brazenly kidnaps her off a crowded street and carries her deep in the jungle. Cara continues to believe Buck will save her, if she can just survive being lost in the jungle, hunted by drug lords and captured by the army, all the while being Dave Burkhart’s prisoner. Everything she is told, though, undermines what she has always believed. How can a girl find the other half of her heart when she can’t trust anyone or anything?

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Beaded to Death

Beaded to Death RESIZEDYou’d think the life of a bead artist would be fairly uneventful. But that’s not the case for Lilias Ruiz. Especially when she returns from an art fair tour and is greeted by a dead body.

The police are convinced she’s the killer and suddenly Lilias finds herself hanging on to a thread of innocence. But after her home is vandalized and her van broken into, Lilias begins to realize that she has something someone wants.

Determined to return to the craft circuit, Lilias is relieved to be accompanied by her 7’3″ nephew who’s on the run from an unwanted basketball scholarship. Along with the help of her colorful neighbor, Annie, a cutthroat attorney who means well and an overzealous FBI agent, they string together the clues and wonder if there really could be a gem in Lilias’s collection of dusty old beads. Or is the killer after something more?

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Murder to Mil-Spec

MURDER TO MIL-SPEC RESIZEDSince 2006, Wolfmont has published a yearly anthology to benefit some worthy cause, raising thousands of dollars in donations. This year’s anthology, MURDER TO MIL-SPEC, benefits Homes for Our Troops .

Dehumanizing? That’s how some people think of the military, and of war. But the truth is, life-threatening conflict and being pushed to our utmost can often bring out the very most human parts of us, those parts in which we can take the most pride. Here are twelve authors’ stories of the humanity of veterans and active-duty military-stories that display to us just how human we can be, no matter how stressful the situation is, and how honor and courage-ancient military traditions-live on.

“The authors are, without exception, experienced novelists and crafters of shorter fiction. Experience shows. It shows in the overall excellent quality of stories ranging from WWII-era to Afghanistan. They are by turns, bitter and surprising, tender and real. These stories… accurately recall and reflect military and home-front actions and attitudes.” -Carl Brookins, author of DEVILS ISLAND

“World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan, anywhere-all wars are hell, interrupted by moments of valor and selflessness, and all wars live on in the hearts and minds of those who fight them. This extraordinary collection of stories brings to vivid life the men and women who fight for their country, their triumphs and occasional failures, their scarring and their redemption. There are stories in this book I’ll never forget, and no one who reads it will look at the news the same way again.” -Tim Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty series

“Wolfmont Press has again gathered a group of talented authors to ply their trade on behalf of a worthy cause… something every reader should place high on their must read list.” -Allan Ansorge, author of the Bay Harbor series.

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The Land of Hearts Delight

THE LAND OF HEART'S DELIGHT RESIZEDWhen she went to South Texas as a County Home Demonstration Agent in 1940, Aletha Barrett was in culture shock. Raised in the gently rolling green farmland of Northeast Texas, Aletha was unprepared for the vast sandy expanses and different societies she found there. From unearthing baby rattlesnakes to exploring the unknown spiciness of Mexican food, every day was a learning experience. Ever an adventurer, Aletha ventured deep into Mexico when it was largely unknown to North Americans. Over the course of several trips she witnessed what might have been a murder in Mexico City, endured the then-perilous Pan-American Highway at the mercy of a drunken bus driver and stayed in Acapulco when it was a tiny village with just two hotels. In later years, after marrying and having a family, Aletha always said she was going to write a book about her life in South Texas, but somehow the right time never came. After Aletha’s death, her daughter Janis Susan May, a writer and novelist, was going through her papers and found an outline, some notes and a rudimentary chapter or two. Janis Susan had been raised on her mother’s stories and knew them by heart, so working from the notes she completed the book. It was, she says, the best testament she could envision to the memory of a remarkable woman.

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Exquisite Christmas

ExquisiteChristmasCoverWho would have thought such a little thing could have had such horrible consequences?

Damaris pulled a shiny ornament from the box, then looked at it sadly. Of course the first one she pulled out would be one that she and Jeff had chosen together. A silly caricature of an idealized rural church, it had two stereotypical aged hillbillies with raggedy hats and plaid jackets standing hand in hand in front.

“That’ll be us,” Jeff had said. “Old and wrinkled and still in love.” Then he had kissed her.

A tear dropped and splashed on the thin glass. That had been just over a year ago and they had been planning their first Christmas in their new home. After living for years in an apartment they had unexpectedly found the perfect house while on their way to the lake. Jeff had called it a miracle, and it really seemed to be one when suddenly they owned the place within weeks.

Miracle? Damaris thought bitterly. More like a curse. Everything seemed to go wrong once they got into the house.

No. It wasn’t the house that was cursed, it was her.

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Inheritance of Shadows

Inheritance of Shadows RESIZEDAurora Mathis is coming home. Back to Merrywood, an estate she doesn’t remember. Back to the house in which her father died by his own hand. Back to where she witnessed his death.

Charles Mathis captivated millions of readers with a series of eerie fantasy novels before taking his own life when Aurora was just a toddler. Aurora tried to hide from his infamy but now she wants to learn about the man she never knew.

She agrees to attend a convention honoring her father’s work but on arrival is filled with a gnawing sense of unease and soon begins dreaming of the strange, inhuman beings who populated her father’s books. When she starts receiving odd gifts and seeing mysterious robed figures in the halls of Merrywood, Aurora worries she may be losing her mind.

As the days pass and the happenings around her turn from odd to dangerous, Aurora begins to wonder if the magical world her father created may not be completely fictional…

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Lure of the Mummy

Lure_O_Mummy RESIZEDBert Carmody can’t catch a break. As a hieroglyphs translator he’s actually quite good. However, being pudgy, balding and awkward, he’s always in the shadow of his young, charismatic coworkers.

Disillusioned and bitter, Bert spends his free time scouring the markets of Cairo hoping to find an unrecognized genuine artifact for the pittance a scholar can afford. His latest discovery is another piece of rubbish, just another animal mummy—one of literally millions of votive offerings from the ancients to one god or another.

Or is it?

Suddenly, things start looking up for Bert. But as he starts to get the recognition he deserves, there are deadly consequences for his coworkers. Will Bert finally be set for life, or will the lure of the mummy ruin him forever?

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Timeless Innocents

Timeless Innocents RESIZEDWhen Brianna Forte is made executor of the Clerkwells’ estate, she thinks it’ll be a simple task to catalogue and liquidate their assets. After all, they lived very modestly, their only apparent interest in life being a large collection of eerily lifelike little figurines called Timeless Innocents.

Exquisitely crafted yet somehow ominously creepy, the figurines are all different and made of some hard fleshlike material. When a parade of sinister characters turn up demanding she sell them the figures, Brianna begins to investigate their origin—and what she learns will change her life forever…

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Autumn Newsletter

It’s been much too long since I wrote here, but believe me, life has been busy!   We spent almost all of September away. The first weekend we went up to Boston – and although the leaf color hadn’t started yet, it was still beautiful. New England is lovely, but…

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