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Fresh Pick | SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD by P. L. Gaus
Fresh Pick / June 9, 2011

Amish Country Mystery #6  March 2011 On Sale: February 22, 2011 Featuring: Michael Branden; Caleb Troyer; Bruce Robertson 224 pages ISBN: 0452296714 EAN: 9780452296718 Paperback $13.00 Add to Wish List Mystery Amateur Sleuth, Inspirational Fiction Amish Buy at Even the Plain People have mysteries to solve Separate From The World by P. L. Gaus As another college year draws to an end, Professor Michael Branden is weary after nearly thirty years of teaching. Sitting in his office on a warm spring day, he receives an unexpected visit from an Amish man who claims his brother, a dwarf like himself, has been murdered. Their discussion of the odd details of the case is interrupted by a commotion on campus, which turns out to be the apparent suicide of a young college woman, who it seems has leapt to her death from the college bell tower. The investigations of these two deaths become intertwined as Professor Branden again teams up with Pastor Cal Troyer and Sheriff Bruce Robertson to seek explanations for these bizarre events. Set against the rift between two Amish factions, one participating in a college study of genetic traits particular to their community and the other rejecting any…

Deborah Cooke | Developing and Linking Series Spin-offs
Author Guest / June 9, 2011

I currently write the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances, a series which features dragon shape shifter heroes called the Pyr. Each book focuses on the firestorm of one dragon dude, which occurs when he meets the one woman who can be his mate. Although the firestorm is about breeding — making more Pyr! — the romantic relationship ends up being a lot more complicated than that, and generally involves the dragon dude of choice learning or choosing to make a permanent relationship. I have a lot of fun with these guys and their preconceptions — as well as those of the women who win their hearts. I also like the action of these plots — since bad dragons are also attracted to the heat of the firestorm, and the best way to defeat the good dragons is to eliminate their mates and their chances for procreation, there are generally a lot of dragon fight scenes in these books too. In May, DARKFIRE KISS, # 6 in the series was released. What I want to talk about today, though, is organically spinning off a second series from a first one. My June release, FLYING BLIND, is the first book in a…