Several authors have interesting new releases this week that I thought I'd share, including our own Morgan Mandel!
* Morgan Mandel has a new romance! HER HANDYMAN is a novella-length romantic comedy (Kindle), with a dash of the serious. Throw a crazy canine, a handyman, and an artist together and you've got mayhem! Who'd guess it's Jake, the handyman, who needs rescuing when he answers a call by the distraught artist, Zoe, to stop a toilet flood begun by her crazy canine, FuFu? Jake's engaged to a sexy, perfect woman, and she's even a great cook! There's no room in his life for a quirky, rich artist, who eats raw vegetables and probably can't even boil an egg -- or is there?
* Deb Baker has a new Gertie short out. In MURDER BEGINS AT HOME, A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery, (Kindle) (Gertie Johnson has her hands full with her wily ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law, who is writing a secret guide to controlling husbands and using local stories as examples.
When an old-timer goes missing and winds up right next to a dead body with the murder weapon clutched in his fist, The Trouble Busters spring into action. Before this investigation is over, Gertie will have a few behind-the-scenes relationship stories of her own. She doesn’t know it yet, but living to tell them is going to be the tricky part.
* Author couple Jim and Joyce Lavene also has an interesting new entry in their Renaissance Faire mystery series. How can you beat toys and the Ren Faire? In TREACHEROUS TOYS, (Kindle and paperback), Jessie Morton finally gets her holiday dream job at Renaissance Faire Village, working as an apprentice to the new toy maker. But when Chris Christmas is discovered dead just hours after her arrival, Jessie’s holiday plans start to melt away.
Jessie can’t imagine who would want to silence the toy maker, but apparently the red-cheeked Chris Christmas liked toying with the ladies. Although it may be her shortest apprenticeship ever, she wants to unwrap the truth before word gets out in the village that it’s not safe to be Santa—or one of his helpers…
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