After Graduating from the Crime scene investigator course, Laura and Gerry escape for some quality time in Jamaica. As usual, things are not going according to Hoyle for Cookie the corpse magnet as another murder takes place. The victim was obnoxious and not widely admired by his fellow vacationers but what did Donovan Mitchell do to deserve death?
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Karen Vaughan writes from up North—way up north. You know, over the border in Canada, eh? I have kinfolk there, too, so maybe it’s family ties that make the characters and stories special. Not that she situates all her mysteries there. In book 3, Daytona Dead, Laura, and Gerry Fitz cross the border into the U.S. As preposterous as it may seem, they find themselves in the middle of a monumental mess from the moment they arrive for a honeymoon in Daytona Beach, FL. What else would you expect when you pull into the resort parking lot and run over a dead body? And, oh yeah, the dead guy you ran over just happens to be your ex-husband. In a situation like that, you can just thank your lucky stars if you get back to Canada alive and without creating an international incident. In Jamaica Dead, that international incident thing is back on the table. Another vacation, another murder for “corpse magnet,” Laura Fitz! When an obnoxious fellow traveler turns up dead, was it something he said, or is there something more sinister going on? Maybe even a bit of hoodoo or voodoo? You’ll have to read it to find out!
What I like best: Sarcastic one-liners, sometimes on the bawdy side, and delivered in a comedic style. Why not? Karen Vaughan has some stand-up experience on her resume!
A BIT ABOUT IN ANOTHER LIFE
If your whole world crumbled around you, could you find it in your heart to forgive and move on?
Holly Dineen’s life in beautiful West Cork is plagued by nightmares and ghosts from the past. After a life-changing trauma, she is finally finding reasons to live, including the gorgeous Marek who has been there for her through thick and thin. Despite the goosebumps and the butterflies in the stomach, she still can’t help wondering if a heart so badly broken can ever be rebuilt.
Then, she discovers something to make her believe that the perfect life she once had, was nothing but a big fat lie.
Once again, Holly’s mental state is balancing on a knife edge and she finds herself making some decisions which could have a detrimental effect on her future.
Through the darkest times in her life, there’s been one constant – Trudi.
With the support of her friends and family maybe she can get back to being the real Holly Dineen, or maybe, she’s crossed the bridge between sanity and insanity, with no way of finding her way back…
A BIT ABOUT HOLLY’S STORY
Hi, my name is Holly. I live in West Cork. And, how did I come to be settled in a beautiful country located in a picturesque (yet high maintenance) little cottage in Ireland? I fell in love – it was as simple as that.
Liam was the ultimate ‘older man’, a great big five year older than little teenage me. He was gorgeous, caring and… that Irish accent of his turned my legs to jelly every time he spoke. So, when he asked me to leave my family and friends in England and move to Ireland to start a new life with him, well, it was a no-brainer…
Unbeknown to me at the time, while my heart was bursting with love and the promise of an exciting future, I’d broken the heart of someone very special and, since then I’ve had to live with a shroud of guilt hanging around my shoulders.
So, excuse me if I’m a little unstable!
I love my job, working as a care assistant in the local community and, seeing the things older people have to deal with on a daily basis helps to put my own problems into perspective.
What my friends see on the outside, is a fun, bubbly and caring Holly (my good days) but, behind my vibrant hair colors and scatty personality, I have scars that run deep. What they fail to realize, is that there are dark undercurrents bubbling beneath my surface and a mad woman bursting to get out (my bad days).
Through the best and worst times in my life, there’s been one constant – Trudi.
BFF, that’s us! My best friend and neighbor since I first moved to Wren Cottage, she’s always been there for me through thick and thin. That woman is a tank and an angel rolled into one. She knows the ‘real’ me, warts and all, and has never turned her back on me.
Trudi’s had her fair share of trouble to deal with too, but she’s the strongest person I know.
I wish I could be more like Trudi but… some people are too fragile for this world.
And love? There was only ever one man for me –Liam, the love of my life – or so I thought until a cruel twist of fate sent my whole world crumbling around me.
There I was, left standing alone (or so I thought), my heart shattered into a heap of brittle shards at my feet.
This was when the nightmares returned, and I found my life once again on a downhill spiral.
MEET ANGELA GASCOIGNE THE AUTHOR OF IN ANOTHER LIFE
Angela Gascoigne was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and relocated to West Cork, Ireland in 2004 with her husband and three sons. She works part-time as a clerical assistant and when she’s not working she’s busy reading, writing and knitting doggy jumpers!
Angela started writing for fun at the age of forty and is currently celebrating the up-and-coming release of her tenth book, In Another Life, which will be available for sale on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback.
Because variety is the spice of life, Angela believes there is something for everyone between the pages of her books, where her readers will find contemporary fiction, romance, humor, short stories, flash fiction, memoir and a pinch of poetry. Her most successful work to date is The Seasons of Our Love, with seventeen reviews on Amazon UK.
If you would like to learn more about Angela Gascoigne and her books she can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads where she enjoys interacting with other readers and writers.
The Providence Series: Saber’s Vida (Book 1) by L. Ann Marie Former Delta turned FBI Tactical Commander Rafael Saber doesn’t know how to be anything but the cliché military player with women just waiting for him to show up. New is never easy, but Michelle is, for about 3 days. When Saber is put in his place by one woman, another finds his charm and a pantydropping smile worth the risk. Assistant DA, Cassidy knows she’s worth more than a Delta Groupie title and makes Saber work for it. Jump into the world of adventure and laugh out loud situations that keep Rafael and Cassidy’s life interesting. The Providence FBI Ops Field Office is waiting for you.
FROM THE BACK COVER!
“Awful serious for a bar.” I look to the side and I’m stunned. The brightest blue eyes I’ve ever seen are smiling at me. Pitch black hair with those eyes on a pretty face has me trying to remember what she said. Not a normal reaction for me. “I’m trying to work through old habits.” Her head tilts and her eyes flash amusement. “Drug habits or leaving the seat up habits?” It feels good to laugh. “Neither. I just transferred from a military job to another agency. Not getting saluted or dismissing my men leaves me confused about ending interactions.” Why the fuck am I telling her this? “I’m Rafael Saber.” I put my hand out and she shakes it like a pro. She deals with men regularly.
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Things are really starting to heat up in the Fitz family. Gerry’s cousin and best buddy is left for dead after a beating. When the thugs responsible find out he didn’t die, the game is on to keep Pete safe until he has to testify. After finding a body on a mountain trail in cottage country Laura helps a local police officer solve the crime while waiting for the birth of her first baby.
Stooges, Krugerrands, and monks—oh my!
The honeymoon’s not over yet! Kim and Brien’s excellent adventure at the swanky Sanctuary Resort & Spa continues when an unwelcome visitor drops in on New Year’s Eve. An elusive marine GPS device found and lost again, unleashes another wave of murder and mayhem in Corsario Cove!
What is it about that thing? Will the secret be revealed when they visit the chamber of heinousness?
Will it be a Gnarly New Year for Kim and Brien?
Anna Celeste Burke is an award winning, best-selling author. She lives in the beautiful Coachella Valley where you’ll find her creating characters that snoop into life’s mysteries with fun, fiction, and food—California style.