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Ellis Vidler                                                   Polly Iyer
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Haunting Refrain 
is suspense with a little  romance and a touch of paranormal. Photographer Kate McGuire is only looking for a little fun in her life when she joins in a parapsychology experiment. Witnessing a murder isn’t part of the plan. And when her eccentric friend Venice, a complication all by herself, leaks the story to a hot-dog reporter, Kate’s life turns upside down. The police don’t take her seriously, but the murderer does.


                                      

When a thug attacks Christmas shop owner Claire Spencer, she hires security consultant Ben Riley to find out why. Old letters in a hidden trunk direct Claire and Riley to transcripts from the House Select Committee on Crime and connections between politics and organized crime.

 

While dodging a speeding car on Williamsburg’s quiet streets, ducking bullets, and escaping through murky swamp waters, proper Claire and freewheeling Riley struggle against their powerful chemistry—if she’s picket fences, he’s barbed wire. But opposites do attract.

 

 

Artist Alex Jenrette has a psychic streak—or is it a curse? While visiting on an island near Charleston, she draws scenes of murder that turn out to be real. The police think she’s involved, prosecutor Connor Moran fears a psychic witness will destroy his case, and the killer believes she was there. But she wasn’t, and she doesn’t know who’s behind it.

 

 

 Tea in the Afternoon is a collection of three Southern short stories: 


"Miss Bliss Strikes a Blow," in which a gentlewoman does her part for women's suffrage;"Restitution," winner of the South Carolina Writers Conference Literary Award for Short Fiction, about an estranged father and daughter; and "The New Car," in which Bertie Gilcrist plots to obtain the car of his dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
                                                

Psychologist Abigael Gallant fought her way back from her ex-husband’s brutal attack that killed their daughter and left her blind. Now someone is threatening her. Enter Detective Luke McCallister, a cop forced into counseling a year after a gun blast robbed him of his hearing. Together, they fight against the odds to find out who's behind the attacks. Abby discovers the ghosts of her past are back to haunt her, and the man she once loved was as much of a victim as she.

                                               

NYPD sex-crimes investigator, blackmails retired call girl, Tawny Dell, to work undercover at a high-class bordello to find out who's murdering hookers. In exchange for her cooperation, Tawny will avoid prison for failing to pay Uncle Sam his share from years of illegal earnings. Tawny gets more than she bargained for—another dead prostitute, a mob boss who’s an old client, and romantic stirrings for the hot New York cop sending her back into the world’s oldest profession.

                                                

Wealthy architect Reece Daughtry spent fifteen years in a Massachusetts prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Released on a technicality, he makes his home in the North Carolina mountains working as an artisan until a local woman is murdered in the same savage manner as the murder that sent Reece to prison. He determined to discover who’s setting him up and why. With law enforcement on his trail, it’s a race against time and a crafty murderer.


                                                
 
During a New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball, psychic entertainer Diana Racine touches the hand of a masked Cyrano de Bergerac and is instantly transported into the icy-cold body of a dead woman submerged in water. As Diana crumples to the floor, water filling her lungs, she hears Cyrano whisper that the game has begun.

                                               

Psychic Diana Racine and her lover, Lieutenant Ernie Lucier of the New Orleans Police Department, are on the case of a baby kidnapper. Diana senses a pervasive aura of evil from the infant’s blanket. But nothing prepares Diana and Lucier for the note that draws the psychic deeper into the investigation. Under a picture of a star and crescent moon are the words, "Diana, we await you."

                                               
Think about the worst moment in your life. A moment that changed irrevocably everything you’ve ever known. Would you take that moment back?

What if that moment offers you a different life, allows you to do things you would never do otherwise? Meet people you would never know?

Think again.

That one moment transforms the lives of a dozen people, each keeping a secret they can never expose. A single thread ties them together. Inextricably and forever. Cut it, and someone dies.

Now, would you take that moment back?


Coming September 30th Pre-Order

                                      
When psychic Diana Racine’s old friend is murdered in New Orleans, her love, Lieutenant Ernie Lucier, brings her in to consult on the case. What she sees when she touches the dead man’s body is another man with silver eyes, a gang tattoo, and a bullet in the middle of his forehead. Before long, Diana and Lucier are drawn into a web of murders that stretches far into the past. The deeper they get into the investigation, the more it appears the deaths are the work of a group of vigilantes on a moral crusade. Vigilantes wearing the blue of the NOPD who won’t let anything or anyone stand in their way.