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Play Clue with Nancy: It happened at the Court House!
Author Guest / June 27, 2016

A key scene in Nancy Book’s July romantic thriller, THE KILLING GAME, happens in this scene. Nancy says, use your imagination to guess what it is that happens in her fun version of the game Clue. The most imaginative post on Nancy’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/nancybushauthor/, in Nancy’s humble opinion, will win a signed copy of the book! THE KILLING GAME by Nancy Bush Rafferty Family From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Bush comes a tense, intricately plotted novel of suspense, as one woman becomes the focus of a killer’s warped game of revenge and murder. The Rules Are Simple: It’s the ultimate test of strategy and skill. The killer chooses each opponent carefully, learning each one’s weaknesses. Every meticulously planned move is leading to a devastating checkmate. Because in this game, all the pretty pawns must die. First You Play Andi Wren is fighting to keep her late husband’s company safe from vindictive competitors. When she receives an ominous note, Little birds must fly, she turns to P.I. Luke Denton. But though Luke has personal reasons for wanting to take down Wren Development’s opponents, his investigation suggests this is deeper and far more dangerous than a business grudge. Then…

Beth K. Vogt | Sometimes It’s Not How Fools Fall in Love – It’s Where!
Author Guest / June 27, 2016

Does anyone else remember this childhood rhyme: “Beth and Rob sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g . . .” Those aren’t exactly show-stopping musical lyrics, but odds are, we all sung them at one time, probably teasing a friend or a “frenemy.” And while I’m all for “k-i-s-s-i-n-g-ing,” I’ve never understood the idea of sitting in a tree while kissing someone. Wouldn’t balancing on branches while embracing get awkward – if not downright dangerous? Which just goes to show you the importance of setting in a romance novel, right? In my newest destination-wedding novel, ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE, my heroine, Caron Hollister, must choose between two men who live in two very different locations. Alex Madison, Caron’s soon-to-be fiancé, lives in Florida, while Kade Webster, her ex-boyfriend from two years ago, lives in Colorado. A lot of different things factor into two people falling in love – and no, I’m not going to present you with graphs and statistics. But when we fall in love, we’re influenced by another person’s: Personality Appearance Intelligence – or lack thereof Career Home – think city or country boy/gal or their state/country of birth So let’s get back to Caron’s dilemma in ALMOST LIKE…

Isabella Alan | Bigfoot Comes to Town
Author Guest / June 27, 2016

MURDER, HANDCRAFTED is the fifth novel in the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series, and in each book in the series, there has been a quirky twist. In book one, readers were introduced to my protagonist Angie Braddock and her Frenchie Oliver, who just so happens to be afraid of birds. In book two, they met Petunia the trouble-making goat. In book three, Nahum, the rogue Amish man first appears, and in book four, there is a runaway library bookmobile. After all of that, I knew that I needed something extra funny for the fifth book in the series, so naturally, I thought of Bigfoot. Okay, I know what you’re thinking… Bigfoot? Bigfoot in an Amish mystery? Those definitely don’t go together. Sure, it might not be the logical choice, but after some thinking I knew Bigfoot would be the perfect addition to this quirky series for four important reasons. First of all, Bigfoot’s appearance gives me immediate conflict amongst my characters. Amish do not believe in the paranormal, so if I bunch of Bigfoot enthusiasts show up in Rolling Brook claiming Bigfoot is real, the two groups are immediately at odds. Secondly, Bigfoot makes the murder investigation a little more…