Book Giveaway: ANNA UNDREAMING by Thomas Welsh

 

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Title: ANNA UNDREAMING

Author: Thomas Welsh

Pub. Date: March 20, 2018

Publisher: Owl Hollow Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 368

Find it: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

Anna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

That all changes on the night of “The Big Storm,” when Anna is slipped a date rape drug. Though she saves herself and her best friend, Anna is lost to the dark heart of the city and finds herself hunted by The Night Collectors. Unsure if these monsters are real or hallucinations, Anna nonetheless fights them as best she can. The battle attracts a stranger—Teej—who saves her using powers she cannot understand. He explains that she is an Undreamer and possesses the same powers, and in the future, he will not be the one to save her. She will save him.

But Anna is not yet ready to join Teej and stand against The Dreamers. She has difficult decisions of her own to make. Decisions she has always run from. She still has her partner’s suicide letter. It remains unopened. She still wears his ring, though she can’t seem to remember his face.

Anna learns of The Dreamers – artists so preeminent in their respective fields that they can paint, dance, sew or sing new realities – and as she travels through their creations, she learns that there’s as much beauty in the world as there is horror. With a complex conspiracy at work within the community of Dreamers that threatens to undermine reality itself, Anna will have to look deep within herself, and eventually have to face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is a dark urban fantasy, and the first book in the The Metiks Fade trilogy.

ANNA UNDREAMING

Excerpt:

Her old world was gone. The trees and the parked cars and the houses and the street. Gone. In their place a green sky stretched over those familiar, endless purple sands. Surreal light shone into Anna’s kitchen—light from a different sun in a different sky. She was in his world now.

And he was there.

Hunched on a purple dune loomed a large, wretched creature with black, empty pits where his eyes should have been. His dark outline stood out on the bright landscape, and a body was at his feet. A girl with long hair that covered her face. Her blood was smeared around his mouth, on his hands, around his feet and all over the body. Splashed on the sand like it had been poured from a bucket. So much blood.

Standing scarecrow still with a dimwitted smile on his clown face, his mouth curled at the corners into a rictus grin. Long, blackened teeth contrasted with his bone-white flesh. His head tilted loosely to one side and his eyes tracked her as she moved. The wind blew through him while the swirling sands swept past but didn’t touch him.

She heard a voice from the living room. It was muffled, but it sounded like a hundred children speaking all at once, all saying the same thing:

“I smell the fear,

Your hope is gone,

No friends left,

You are but one.”

His voice reverberated like a chorus of nightmares. She looked back into the living room and noticed it echoed through the phone that hung off the hook. It had answered itself, and now Mott spoke through it to her. She turned back to the window, and he was gone. The girl and the blood remained.

Get close to him. Pretend to be afraid. Never play their game.

About Thomas:

Thomas

Hi there! My name is Thomas Welsh and my first novel ANNA UNDREAMING is a dark urban fantasy story that was released in March 2018. It is the first entry in the METIKS FADE trilogy. You can buy it here.

I am 37 years old and live in Scotland, and I started writing fiction early last year. I was the winner of the Elbow Room fiction prize for my short story “And Then I was Floating” and I’ve also been published in a few other short story collections, including 404 Ink and Leicester Writes. I received an honourable mention in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction award and my story Suicide Vending Machine will soon be featured on the Pseudopod Podcast.

I have been published in You Died – a book about Dark Souls – and I also write about games, music, and film. You can find my work on Kotaku, Unwinnable Magazine, and GlitchFreeGame. For my games writing, I was inducted into the fellowship of BAFTA.

I love Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny and dark fantasy stories where women save themselves!

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4/16/2018- BookHounds YAInterview

4/17/2018- Mama Reads BlogReview

4/18/2018- Books A-Brewin’Excerpt

4/19/2018- The BookWorm DrinkethReview

4/20/2018- Book-KeepingReview

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4/23/2018- A Backwards StoryReview

4/24/2018- Paulette’s PapersExcerpt

4/25/2018- Sweet Southern HomeReview

4/26/2018- Book Lady’s ReviewsReview

4/27/2018- Adventures Thru WonderlandReview

Free Book and a $25 Paypal Cash Giveaway: Summer of ’65 by Brooke St. James

Summer of ’65 by Brooke St. James

Ivy Lewis went home to Memphis in the summer of 1965 unaware of the adventure that awaited her. She was content to go through the motions of her predictable routines back home while safeguarding a few little secrets about her life in Nashville. In her mind, the two worlds weren’t meant to intersect.

Then Michael Bishop entered the picture. He had just moved to Memphis from Detroit in hopes of expanding his motorcycle company. He appeared to be nothing more than an outlaw and a menace to the community. Any type of relationship between them was sure to be met with resistance from Ivy’s family and friends.

But Michael Bishop was too great of a temptation for Ivy.

The summer of 1965 would be one of first impressions, first dances, and forbidden love.

I glanced at Alice who gave me a wide-eyed smile. I heard the noise of shifting gravel, and I looked up to find that Michael was getting off of his motorcycle.

“Ivy Lewis,” he said, closing the distance between us.

“Michael Bishop,” I returned.

“You came back to look for a hairpin,” he said as more of a statement than a question.

The other waiters came closer to help me look, which caused their shadows to block the light. “I think it was over here,” Alice said, redirecting them. She had, thank goodness, caught on to the fact that I might want to say a couple of words to Michael and was helping me out.

“I really liked that song,” he said.

He must have known I wasn’t really there to look for a hairpin, because he didn’t even bother looking down.

“When can I hear you play again?”

“Just like her other books, you get everything a good book provides. It has a beautiful love story, nostalgia and a bit of mystery without repeating things over and over. Love it and will read it again I’m sure.”

“I’m always anxious to see what Brooke writes and this book didn’t disappoint. Michael and Ivy experienced typical 1965 prejudices and problems but the fun and flirty dialogue is still there. Motorcycles and the preacher’s kid, misunderstood music and parental expectations… this story had it all. Can’t wait for the next generation!”

“What an amazing new book by an incredible author! The story was sincere and well-paced with adorable dialogue, poignant moments and surprises along the way. I can’t get enough of these charming and realistic main characters and eagerly await the next book in this series.”

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Brooke St. James is an author of contemporary romance novels with Christian and inspirational themes and happy endings. She was born and raised in south Louisiana but has had the opportunity to travel and live throughout the U.S. An avid reader, writer, audio book addict, and fan of all things artistic, Brooke constantly has her hands in some creative activity. She’s currently back home in Louisiana enjoying life with her husband, children, and two lazy dogs.  

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$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Til Death Do Us Party by Vickie Fee

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be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to
celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And
between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued
soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun.

 

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. permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is
suspected of his murder.

 

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newspaper reporter, covering small Southern towns populated with
colorful characters, much like those in the fictional town of Dixie.
She now lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her husband, John.
She grew up in the South on a steady diet of Nancy Drew and iced tea,
and when she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading mysteries and
watching B movies from the 1930s and ‘40s.


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My Weekly Bible Journaling #60 Link Up – Proverbs

 

This has been a crazy week! We are getting ready to celebrate 2 birthdays and a baby dedication. So much going on and then I went to a scrapbook garage sale… oh wow! So many new goodies for me to use in my Bible! I can’t wait to find some time to use them!

I can’t believe that this is week 60 since I started reading this Bible. It is not that I am a slow reader but I am just taking my time and getting all I can get out of these verses. Last week I added a Linky for anyone who Bible Journals or uses an art or craft form to express what they are learning from the Bible or their love for our Savior. Please link up your post and share it with us. I can’t wait to see what the Lord is working on in your life!

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This is what I read and journaled this week in my Bible:

We have been busy getting little projects around the house finished. Yesterday we painted and added new address numbers to the mailbox and planted some flowers. Today I am working on my yard décor. Just enjoying the sunshine and being with the kids! 
Eat honey, my son, for it is good;  honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:  If you find it, there is a future hope for you,  and your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 24: 13-14 
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We have been busy getting little projects around the house finished. Yesterday we painted and added new address numbers to the mailbox and planted some flowers. Today I am working on my yard décor. Just enjoying the sunshine and being with the kids!

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 24: 13-14

Have you ever seen a blacksmith work iron? It is hard, labor intensive , sweaty work. Persistent, careful striking of a tool against the sharpener is required. It can take quite a while for a blacksmith to finish his creation. A true, honest and loving friend is like a blacksmith. They can help us, condition us and show us how to improve our walk with Christ.  They don’t you down, they help you become stronger. 
As iron sharpens iron,  so one person sharpens another. - Proverbs 27:17 
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Have you ever seen a blacksmith work iron? It is hard, labor intensive , sweaty work. Persistent, careful striking of a tool against the sharpener is required. It can take quite a while for a blacksmith to finish his creation. A true, honest and loving friend is like a blacksmith. They can help us, condition us and show us how to improve our walk with Christ. They don’t put you down, they help you become stronger.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17

Today is the start of another busy weekend in our house. The best way to start it off is by spending time with Him. I pray you have a beautiful weekend! 
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;  but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. – Proverbs 29:18 
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Today is the start of another busy weekend in our house. The best way to start it off is by spending time with Him. I pray you have a beautiful weekend!

Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. – Proverbs 29:18

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I really appreciate you stopping by today. Do you Bible Journal or use another art /craft to show your love for our Savior? If so I would love to see what the Lord is working on in your life. Just post your link below!

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$5 Amazon Gift Card and Book Giveaway: The Burnheart Redemption by Chelsea Curran

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About the Book

The Burnheart Redemption

Genre:  Young Adult, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: April 10, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Adam Garrow ran away when he learned the truth about his father and his inheritance. After six long years away from his family’s estate, Adam returns to make amends with his parents and help his brother, Phillip, grow into his role as head of the estate. Before he even makes it to the door, a chance meeting with one Solana Rosenlund–his intend from before his self-imposed exile-sparks a fire in his heart that will not be quenched. But before they truly get a chance to explore their feelings for each other, Adam is devastated when ahead injury results in Solana forgetting that they had ever met.

Things only get worse when Phillip’s business venture to Morocco is commandeered by pirates. Adam and his friend Ian O’Connor leave England to rescue Phillip, and in doing so discover a sinister plot that threatens the Garrow estate and all those they left at home. Through conspiracy, sabotage, and kidnapping, can all three men survive what fate has thrown at them and find their way back to the women they love?

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Slowly, her senses began to disappear one by one. First, her sight. Then sound, and then feeling. Though the taste of smoke lingered on her tongue, all she could comprehend was the sound of cries in the distance.

Then she felt two strong arms carry her away from the nightmare she fell into. She was weightless and at peace. Then all at once, her breath returned.

Her senses followed too quickly, but what stood out the most was pain. She opened her eyes and was not surprised at all to see who rescued her.

“Thank the Lord,” Adam said, pulling her tightly against his chest.

She gasped for air again, and he helped her to lean forward, relieving some of the pressure off her lungs.

“Adam!” a voice called. His brown eyes moved from hers to the distance. Then, gently, he laid her back down, pulling himself up.

“Don’t leave me,” she said, her voice hoarse and barely a whisper.

He hesitated, returning to his knees. Although her vision was dimmed, she could still make out the relieved look in his eyes.

He pulled her up so she rested against his side. Taking a deep breath, despite the smoke, she could smell the tangy citrus of oranges on his clothes. It was comforting. It smelled like home during the springtime.

“Adam!” someone screamed again, more desperately this time.

“We’re here!” he called back.

The sky was getting darker by the minute from the black stacks of smoke in the air.

The firelight’s glow became more prominent and cast a silhouette on a figure that hurried into view.

“She’s alive,” Adam said.

The other voiced cursed. “What happened to you?” She was also waiting for an explanation, but he ignored the question.

“We need to get her out of here, Phillip” he said.

She felt him shift his arms underneath her shoulders and legs.

“Wait,” Phillip said.

“We can’t wait! Now please help me.”

“Your hand, Adam! You’re burned.”

“I’m fine,” he said, but the coughing fit that followed contradicted what he said.

“She needs to be attended to first.”

“I will take her. Get to the stream and cool your skin.”

Without answering, Adam struggled to his feet with her still in his arms. She heard him grunt as her weight was transferred into another set of arms.

“Make sure she’s safe,” he ordered.

Those were the last words Solana heard until her senses dulled into dim voices and rough movements. Eventually it grew more difficult to separate reality from her dreams. And through all the fog, she attempted to hold onto the vision of the strange man holding the torch. She tried her best to hold onto it, fighting to stay conscious so she could tell someone what she saw. But like the rest of the world, the vision had slipped away, and she finally closed her eyes in blissful sleep.

About the Author

CURRAN chelsea

Chelsea Curran lives in the desert valley of Arizona. Though secretly a romantic, she used to spend most of her time brooding over the idea of love until her college roommates (now best friends) introduced her to the exciting and fantastic world of romance novels. When she’s not teaching, dancing, painting, laughing or baking cookies, she’s in her blanket fort giggling over the handsome hero capturing the fair lady’s heart. And no matter how old she gets, that will never change.

Countless authors have inspired to her to write stories for those who seek the same ideas that brought her comfort, joy and hope for the future. By experience, she believes one good book can change a person’s life forever.

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The Stranger She Married by Donna Hatch

When her parents and only brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor’s prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret. Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he’d thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer’s attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart.

As Cole looked down into Alicia Palmer’s face, he knew of a surety she was worth any risk. She touched him in a place he’d thought long dead.

A younger man wearing a saucy grin approached Miss Palmer. “Did you save me a dance, Lissie?”

Cole’s initial irritation for the man’s cheekiness faded to puzzlement. He knew him from somewhere. A vague unease arose.

When the young man’s gaze moved to Cole, he paled visibly. “You!”

Miss Palmer gasped. “Robert Palmer, where are your manners?”

Of course. Robert Palmer. From London. Cold dread trickled across his heart as he considered the ramifications.

Palmer pinned him with a dangerous glare. “Stay away from my cousin.”

“Your cousin?” Cole looked from him to the lovely Miss Palmer and understanding dawned. He cursed under his breath. He hadn’t been aware Armand Palmer had a sister. Not that he’d bothered to find out. The possible ramifications took a more serious turn.

Miss Palmer sent Cole a look of apology and turned to her cousin. “Robert, explain yourself.”

In a cold sweat, Cole waited for her condemning stare.

Palmer trembled in rage. He spoke quietly, but each word shot through Cole like bullets fired at close range. “He’s the scoundrel who shot your twin.”

The Guise of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch

Though her heart longs for adventure, Elise strives to be a perfect English lady within the stifling confines of society for the sake of her impressionable young son. Her quiet world is shattered when she meets the impulsive and scandalous Jared Amesbury. His roguish charm awakens her yearning for adventure. But his irrepressible grin and sea-green eyes hide a secret. A gentleman by day, a pirate by night, Jared must complete one last assignment for the Secret Service before he can be truly free. Elise gives him hope that he, too, can find love and belonging. His hopes are crushed when his best laid plans go awry and Elise is dragged into his world of violence and deceit. She may not survive the revelation of Jared’s past…or still love him when the truth is revealed. The Rogue Hearts Series: The Stranger She Married The Guise of a Gentleman A Perfect Secret The Suspect’s Daughter Praise for Donna Hatch: “Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” Reading is My Super Power Reviews “Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.” Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author Dance with a duke, outwit pirates, save a kingdom, and fall in love. Believe in happily ever after. Note from the Author: This romantic story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption, and strangers marrying, will leave you laughing, crying, and swooning. Sprinkled liberally with suspense, mystery, and heart-melting kisses, this is not your ordinary historical tale of an arranged marriage nor of redeeming the rakes. Fans of Victorian and Regency Eras as well as those seeking clean and wholesome romance with plenty of chemistry will love this story!

“You are a woman of great courage to face those cutthroats alone.”

His fingers closed around hers as if she were a lifeline. Her late husband’s hands had always been smooth and soft, the hands of a gentleman, so unlike this man’s calluses which bespoke hard work. She marveled at the strength in those hands, not to mention the tingles that traveled up her arm.

A flush crept over her face and she struggled to retain her composure. “I saw a cruel act and felt compelled to intervene. I could do nothing less.”

His eyes darted over her face and he said in a stronger voice, “Those men might have turned on you.”

“I’m an excellent shot.”

“And did you not consider that you may have been in danger from me?”

She suspected many women found him a very great danger, but not for the reason he spoke.

Swallowing against a dry mouth, she lifted her chin. “You hardly looked dangerous at the time. And I daresay you lack the strength to offer any threat now.”

The barest hint of a smile twitched his lips and a wicked light glinted in his sea-green eyes.

A Perfect Secret by Donna Hatch

Desperate to protect her father from trial and death, Genevieve breaks off her engagement with Christian Amesbury and marries a blackmailer. After a year of marriage, she flees her husband’s violent domination only to have fate bring her back to Christian. Just when she thinks she’s started a new life of safety and solitude, her husband tracks her down, stalks her, and threatens everyone she loves.

Still brokenhearted over Genevieve’s betrayal a year ago, Christian can’t believe she’s come back into his life–and worse, that she’s done it on the anniversary of his brother’s death, a death that haunts him. Though tempted to throw her back into the river where he found her, he can’t leave her at the mercy of the terrifying man she married.

When her husband torments Genevieve and puts the Amesbury family in danger, Christian will do anything to protect those he loves…anything except give Genevieve another chance to break his heart.

“I’ll be right there with you,” he said huskily into her hair.

She buried her face into his shirtfront. “I know you will. I’m not afraid.”

Heaven help him, he loved this woman so much that it physically hurt. He drew back and held her at arm’s length. “Do you have your gun?”

She nodded. “It’s in my pocket.” She patted the front of her pelisse.

“And the dagger?”

She lifted her skirts to show her riding boots with the hilt peeping out from inside.

“If anything goes wrong, run.”

She nodded.

He gripped her shoulders. “I mean, it, Genevieve; don’t stay and play heroine.”

The Suspect’s Daughter by Donna Hatch

Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams of true love reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril.

Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.

Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance…and so does their love.

She smiled, that persistent sunshine returning like a ray spearing the clouds. He’d seen her frightened and sad, but always quickly recovering to a state of joy.

Grant bowed. “Good night, Miss Fairley.”

He turned to go, but she touched his arm, a light touch, no more than the feathering brush of a butterfly. Still, he stiffened at the contact and withdrew. She blinked down at the thwarted contact as if searching for the source of his abruptness.

“Yes?” he prompted.

She faltered but seemed to draw from that endless well of happiness, and managed a sincere smile. “I look forward to seeing you at our house party.”

If Miss Fairley knew her father was his prime suspect, she wouldn’t be treating him with such kindness and familiarity. Her devotion to her father was clear. She’d be devastated when he brought her father to justice for conspiring to murder and treason. That Grant might play a part in dimming that ray of sun felt a tragedy. But better that than allowing a group of radicals commit murder.

  

“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.” ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author

“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews

“The intrigue held me spellbound until the very end and it was an unexpected ending. I will definitely be looking for more…”– Night Owl Romance

Author Donna Hatch

Best-selling author, Donna Hatch, is a hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, the force that drove her to write and publish more than twenty historical romance titles, including the award-winning “Rogue Hearts Series.” She is a multi-award winner, a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles multiple volunteer positions as well as her six (yes, that is 6) children. Also a music lover, she sings and plays the harp, and loves to ballroom dance. Donna and her family recently transplanted from her native Arizona to the Pacific Northwest where she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

Murder,
She Knit
A
Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 1
by
Peggy Ehrhart
Genre:
Cozy Mystery

Since
her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept
busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit
and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s
trying out a new hobby—solving murders!

 

Pamela
is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can’t wait to liven
up her otherwise empty home with colorful yarn, baking, and a little
harmless gossip. She even recruits Amy Morgan, an old friend who
recently moved to town, as the group’s newest member. But on the
night of the gathering, Amy doesn’t show. Not until Pamela finds
the woman dead outside—a knitting needle stabbed through the front
of her handmade sweater . . .

 

Someone
committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and
Pamela realizes that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in
mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the
culprit—and living to spin the tale—will be more difficult than
Pamela ever imagined . . .

 

Knitting
tips and delicious recipe included!

m- excerpt

“What if selling the yarn by mistake was just a cover story?” “A cover story for what?” Bettina asked, surprised enough to take her eyes off the road for a second and glance at Pamela. “What if the yarn has something to do with Amy’s murder? She was supposed to deliver it somewhere and the killer intercepted her.” Bettina glanced at Pamela again, a disbelieving smile twisting her lips. “The murderer thought she’d be carrying it around with her?” Pamela shrugged. “The police never found the knitting bag.” “But you have the yarn now.” “Maybe the murderer’s next stop, after discovering the yarn wasn’t in the knitting bag, was Amy’s apartment. But Dorrie had already cleaned everything out.” “I hope he doesn’t find out what Dorrie did with the yarn,” Bettina said, still smiling. “Or you’re next . . .”


Peggy
Ehrhart is a former English professor who lives in Leonia, New
Jersey, where she writes mysteries and plays blues guitar. She holds
a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Illinois and
taught writing and literature at Queens College, CUNY, and Fairleigh
Dickinson University, where she was a tenured full professor. Her
short stories have appeared in Futures Mystery Anthology
Magazine, Crime and Suspense, Flashing in the Gutters, Spinetingler,
Crime Scene: New Jersey 2, and Murder New York Style. A longtime
member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Peggy
served on the board of MWA New York as head of the Mentor Committee.
She was president of Sisters in Crime NY/TriState from 2013 to 2015.
Peggy regularly attends mystery writing conferences and participates
in conference panels and also gives talks on mystery fiction at
libraries in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

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