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Author Showcase ~ Killer Gourmet by G.A. McKevett

Killer Gourmet

Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid and her pals at the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency know a thing or two about fine dining. But when murder shows up on the menu, it’s time to go back to the kitchen. . .

When the Moonlight Magnolia gang learns their friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson are planning to open a chic new restaurant, they eagerly offer their input on everything from what dishes to serve to how many calories they should contain. But all Ryan and John can think about is how excited they are to have hired the temperamental but talented chef Baldwin Norwood. Too bad the only thing being sliced and diced in the kitchen is the chef himself. . .

As Savannah turns her attention from munchies to murder, she quickly realizes the cantankerous chef left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, and any number of people could have whipped up a recipe for revenge. Could the jilted sous chef he stabbed in the back have done the same to him? Perhaps the loyal girlfriend he took for granted was finally fed up. Or maybe the business partner whose career he ruined had an appetite for blood. Savannah has her work cut out for her, and just when she thinks there couldn’t be any more suspects, she uncovers a plot more precarious than a perfect soufflé. . .

Release: March 2015
Series: Savannah Reid #20
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Kensington

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Meet the author
Since publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored over fifty published works, including the highly popular and critically acclaimed SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES under the pseudonym G.A. McKevett.

Sonja’s novels range from Irish historicals to contemporary thrillers. Her earthy humor and fast-paced plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and incisive observations on human nature.

Sonja has taught numerous courses at university and adult continuing education facilities including: general fiction, historical research, and mystery writing. She was managing editor at “Single Living” magazine and has functioned as a manuscript doctor and storyline editor for major publishers. Earlier in her career, she was a prolific ghostwriter, authoring both fictional and non-fictional books for celebrities and professionals.

Visit G. A. on her Website, on Twitter or on Facebook.

A Day in the Life of Ella Mae LeFaye by Ellery Adams

Lemon Pies and Little White LiesOwner of The Charmed Pie Shoppe, Havenwood, Georgia

Friends, today is going to be a day like no other!

Do you remember the scene in Charlotte’s Web when everyone went to the fair? Remember the excitement? The descriptions of the scents? The sights? And most of all, the food?

That’s what I have to look forward to today. Havenwood is hosting an event called History in the Baking and for several days, we’re celebrating all things pie. Today, is the Pies of All States Bake-Off and I have the privilege of tasting over 50 delectable pies from across our great nation.

As I move from booth to booth, I’ve been learning facts about each state and the crops that influenced their first pies. Here are some examples:

  • Oregon produces more hazelnuts than any other state, so their baker made a heavenly chocolate hazelnut pie.
  • A baker from Illinois created a ginger-crumble pumpkin pie. He also showed me on how the colonists used to prepare pumpkins. She cut off the top of the pumpkin, took out all the seeds, and then filled the inside with honey, milk, and several spices. She then baked the pumpkin in hot ashes and gave me a sample. Yum!
  • A woman from Kentucky, who wore an enormous hat covered with racehorses and roses, made a pie with roasted walnuts, bourbon, and chocolate. The crust was flaky as a Southern biscuit. And I’d love to tell you the name, but I can’t because it copyrighted and the owners have sued people for printing it in the past. All I can tell you is that it’s based on the 1950s recipe from the Melrose Inn.
  • I was shocked when the bakers from Georgia presented me with a peanut butter pie instead of peach pie. I was even more shocked to learn that my home state isn’t the main producer of peaches (pssst – it’s South Carolina!)

Now, it’s mid-afternoon and I’ve tasted incredible apple pies from New York, key lime and lemon pies from Florida, sweet potato pies from North Carolina, blueberry pies from Maine, and a mud pie from Mississippi. I can’t eat another bite! The question is: who will I pick as a winner?

You can read more about Ella Mae and her pie tasting contest in Lemon Pies And Little White Lies, the fourth book in the “Charmed Pie Shoppe” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first three books in the series are Pies and Prejudice, Peach Pies and Alibis, and Pecan Pies and Homicides.

About Lemon Pies And Little White Lies

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Books by the Bay series and the Book Retreat mysteries–Includes pie recipes!

After Pecan Pies and Homicides comes another tangy slice of life—and death—in a charmed, and charming, small town. . .

Ella Mae LeFaye’s Charmed Pie Shoppe has become a phenomenon beyond her wildest dreams, providing the enchanted town of Havenwood, Georgia, with spellbinding desserts and magical pies. Her personal life is also heating up as she takes on the responsibilities of leadership within her magical community. In fact, the only thing weighing her down is the fact that handsome Hugh Dylan won’t return her calls. . .

Still, when Havenwood is rocked by a series of mysterious deaths, Ella Mae must put romantic longings aside—especially when she realizes that the mystical symbols left at each crime scene are dangerously personal. Now she will have to whip up all her supernatural skills to uncover a killer out to settle an ancient score—before the murderer devastates everything Ella Mae is determined to protect. . .

Since you’ll have to read Lemon Pies And Little White Lies to find out, why don’t I offer you a prize? Tell me your all-time favorite pie and you’ll be automatically prizeentered to win a book-shaped plate, cup and saucer, because you need to have your pie and your favorite hot beverage in style. Contest ends by 12 p.m. eastern on April 4. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your SPAM folder.

About the author
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia. For more information, kindly visit

A Glimpse into the Life of Max Shaw by Wendy Byrne

Hard to StopMy name is Max Shaw and somebody’s trying to kill me. Not that I’m surprised. As a former assassin, I made a lot of enemies over the ten years I was in the business and executed more kills than I can count. But my siblings, Jake and Sabrina, and I left that life nearly eight years ago. We immigrated from Europe to New York after I was nearly killed on our last assignment. Now I mess with people’s portfolios rather than their lives working as a trader on Wall Street.

More importantly, being a trader is respectable. It’s not like I could go around telling people I was assassin, even if it was what I’d been trained to do since I was twelve years old. I worked hard at reinventing myself in order to get some distance from my prior profession. I even opted out of joining The Alliance—a covert operation specializing in hostage negotiation and retrieval—even though my siblings work there. For me, working at a place like that was too close to what I’d been. I couldn’t take the risk that I’d fall back into being that person I no longer want to be.

Everything changed when my friend Damon is killed. Getting justice for him is my main objective, especially when I know he was killed because of me. Now I’m deep into the thick of it. Every time I turn around somebody is trying to kill me. It’s not fun getting sucked back into a life I didn’t want for myself. But it’s one of those kill or be killed kind of things.

I have no choice but to hunt down those who want me dead and eliminate them one by one. And hope I can fool that way-too-curious NYPD detective, Gianna Collini, who’s been trying to sniff out what I’ve been up to. The fact that her brother Mick might know more about who’s after me might get him killed as well. And when the kid disappears, it turns into open hunting season on me.

You can read more about Max and his siblings, Jake and Sabrina, in the Hard Target Series, through Gemma Halliday Publishing, beginning with Hard to Kill, the first in the series, followed by Hard to Trust and Hard to Stop.

About Hard To Stop

Wall Street aficionado Max Shaw is a wanted man. He hasn’t figured out how or why there’s a price on his head, but after the third attempt on his life, he realizes this isn’t going to go away any time soon. Forced as a teenager to work as a covert assassin, he’s no stranger to dangerous situations. But he thought he left that life behind him long ago.

To keep his former profession under wraps, Max is forced to team up with sexy Detective Gianna Collini. But can he trust her? Or does she have an agenda of her own? When the case becomes personal for them both, Max finds himself struggling to keep his past secret, his feelings for Gianna professional, and put his closet full of skeletons to rest once and for all…before a killer catches up to them both.

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Meet the author
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Wendy worked in the field of social work for twelve years before deciding to WendyBconcentrate more on her writing. With several books already published and several more in the works, most days you can find her pounding away at her laptop spinning tales and inflicting mayhem on her hero and heroine until they beg for mercy. You can find Wendy at: website, on Twitter and on Facebook

A Day in the Life of Stan Connor by Liz Mugavero

The Icing on the CorpseOccupation: Gourmet Pet Food Chef

Just when I was thinking things had settled down some in Frog Ledge, Groundhog Day came along and brought more than a shadow.

I’m Stan Connor, and I bake pet treats for a living. I’m fairly new at this gig—I’ve only been doing this since I moved to Frog Ledge about eight months ago—but I love it and I’m having a lot of fun. And success, which is so surprising to me. I mean, I know cats and pups love my food, but I never expected it to catch on like this. It used to be just me and Nutty, my Maine coon, and I made his food because he had tummy problems. I never figured I could turn it into a real business. But I did. It’s called Pawsitively Organic, because I use all organic and as many local ingredients as I can find. I even have an assistant now. And most exciting of all, Pawsitively Organic got picked to give the gift to the visiting groundhog at our town celebration this year—which is apparently quite an honor.

Yes, I live in a quirky town. I think it’s fabulous.

Anyway, I researched and tested and finally came up with a custom treat for Lilypad the Groundhog. It was supposed to be a big secret until the unveiling. Which we never got to, because Helga Oliver, our town historian, never showed up for the event. And when we went looking for her, she was, unfortunately, dead.

It seemed like a tragic accident. But as we all know, things are hardly ever what they seem, even in this idyllic, small Connecticut town.

Jake McGee, my sexy pub owner boyfriend, is taking Helga’s death especially hard. (I still can’t believe I can call him my boyfriend. Definitely getting used to that.) Helga was basically a grandmother to him, and he and his sisters are so sad. So can you blame me for not wanting to tell him about Betty Meany’s crazy talk that someone killed Helga? I mean, who kills an 87-year-old lady, for goodness sake? Helga fell down the stairs, plain and simple. Betty’s our librarian and sometimes I think she reads a little too much fiction. Especially in this case, because it makes no sense and she won’t talk about it with the police. Or anyone but me, for that matter.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A visitor has come to town, and he’s causing a lot of ruckus. Adrian Fox, ghost hunter extraordinaire and major hottie, has brought a stellar crew to town and honed in on the building Jake and my good friend Izzy, owner of Izzy Sweet’s Sweets, are fixing up. He’s looking for something. And I think a lot of people are afraid he’s going to find it. . .

You can read more about Stan in the third Pawsitively Organic Mystery, The Icing on the Corpse, published by Kensington. The first two books are Kneading to Die and A Biscuit, A Casket.

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About the author
Liz Mugavero is the author of the Agatha-nominated Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food Mysteries Kneading to Die, A Biscuit, A Casket, and The Icing on the Corpse. As you can imagine, her canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Salem State College and a Master of Arts in writing and publishing from Emerson College. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime New England, Mystery Writers of America, and the Cat Writers’ Association. She lives in Connecticut. Find her at

A Day In The Life of Quinn Matthews by E. F. Watkins

Hex Death Rock N RollYou don’t believe in ghosts? Neither did I, until a couple of years ago.

Then I bought an 1897 Queen Anne Victorian house in a quiet New Jersey suburb. In my early thirties and still single, I wanted a real home that was all my own.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have it all to myself. Turns out the first owner was still hanging around, even though he died 116 years ago! A classical pianist, Jeremy Spencer led a not-so-Victorian life that helped get him killed while he was still young and handsome (I found a photo). And even he wasn’t alone—a couple of other folks involved in his fatal drama still kept him company on his ghostly plane.

The spirits never bothered my relatives much. As soon as I moved in, though, they somehow decided I was the perfect person to figure out who killed Jeremy and, after more than a century, to finally right some terrible wrongs.

Why me? I’m no detective. And even though I am a reporter of sorts, I write about architecture and interior design. I never considered myself psychic, either, but the haunting opened up some new floodgates. I saw, heard and felt things that other people didn’t; I even “channeled” a couple of my otherworldly housemates, reliving some scary episodes. I thought I was losing my mind, and so did my friends. The only person who seemed to share my visions was the unstable guy next door, who accused me of “stirring up” the ghosts with my renovations.

For advice, I reached out to a psychic named Gail Kleinholtz, who’s helped the NYPD and been on TV. I dug into the history of my house and questioned folks who knew the neighborhood lore, until I figured out who committed the murder, and why. Still, if my crazy neighbor had his way – and if not for some brave assistance from my boyfriend Tony — I might never have lived to lay the spirits to rest

After that, I wanted nothing more to do with the paranormal! Gail warned me, though, that in the future I might be extra-sensitive to the vibes in certain places. Of course, “places” are my business, but for a while I avoided writing about old houses. I didn’t worry about covering the renovation of a local movie theater into a venue for live performances. . .but maybe I should have.

Rock band Mad Love was shooting a video there and my press contact gave me a ticket. During the performance, a chunk of old plaster fell on a cameraman. I saw a shadowy figure above the stage give it a push – and I was the only person who did. Word got back to the band, and now the lead singer has asked me to help them, as a “psychic”! They’ve had other suspicious accidents and anonymous messages warning that they’re under a curse. The cops haven’t helped much, so the singer, Alan Bardot, wants me to sleuth around. His manager insists I also sign a non-disclosure agreement, so I can’t reveal any band secrets I might find out along the way.

Right now, a limo is taking me home from Alan’s awesome apartment overlooking the Hudson, the NDA still unsigned in my purse. If I do this, it’s sure to upset Tony, a reporter for our local paper. He’s investigating the “accident” at the theater; if I help Mad Love, I’ll learn information I can’t share with him. I’m sure he also won’t like my spending so much time with Alan, who happens to be gorgeous.

Still, it might be a rush to see if I can use my new-found abilities to help someone else. There’s probably no “curse” – just a human stalker. Though I did see that weird, man-shaped shadow. . . And the guy who got hit by the plaster died, so I’m technically investigating a murder.

Even if there is some paranormal “entity” involved, it’s after the band, not me, right? And Gail sent me one of her books with a few “white light” rituals she swears will protect me from any psychic attack.

So, really, what could go wrong?

Quinn Matthews

You can read more about Quinn in Hex, Death & Rock’n’Roll, the second book in the Quinn Matthews Haunting Mystery series, published by Amber Quill Press, LLC. The first book in the series is Dark Music.

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Meet the author
E. F. Watkins specializes in paranormal suspense, and since 2003 has published eight novels with Amber Quill Press LLC. In 2013 she launched her Quinn Matthews Haunting Mystery series. The first book, Dark Music, received the David G. Sasher Award at the 2014 Deadly Ink Mystery Conference. The second, Hex, Death And Rock ‘N’ Roll, was a Mystery finalist for the 2014 Next Generation EBook Awards. Watkins has written about architecture, interior design and home improvement for daily newspapers and regional, national and international magazines. Visit her web site at and on Facebook.

A Day in the Life with Savannah Ivey by Patricia Fry

Mansion of MeowsI’m Savannah Ivey, wife, mother of a sweet baby girl, veterinarian on leave, and the caretaker of an incredibly creative cat named Ragsdale, also known as Rags and Klepto Cat. Rags is somewhat of a celebrity because of his uncanny ability to come up with clues that help Detective Craig Sledge and the local sheriff’s department solve crimes. Patricia Fry has been writing about us for nearly two years. It all started eight books ago when Rags and I returned to my hometown in Northern California to help Aunt Margaret while she healed from a broken foot. Between Auntie and Rags, there was never a dull moment. Sure, I was willing to help solve the mystery of cats going missing in Hammond, but I didn’t sign up to be part of an illegal surveillance team, nor did I expect to be kidnapped and nearly killed.

But I must say, I was surprised at what I could bring to the party. All those Nancy Drew books I read as a child, and the exploring my sister, cousins and I did as children on my aunt’s expansive property paid off big time. I discovered that I have a knack for investigating tough mysteries, with Rags’s help, of course.

When I came to Hammond that year, I was just coming off a bad breakup. What a surprise when my heart did flips after Auntie introduced me to a steaming hot veterinarian. Since I was still grieving my long-time relationship, I wasn’t in a position to jump into another one, but what was the harm in assisting Michael Ivey with a case? I am a veterinarian, after all.

Boy did we hit it off, Michael and me. Next thing I knew, I was wearing my little black dress out to a romantic dinner with him. It was one fun spring. But when he started pressing me to marry him, I couldn’t help it; I ran like a whipped whippet. But that was then and this is now.

Currently, Michael and I live ever so happily in Auntie’s old house. She lives next door with her new husband, Max. Together they run a cattery. We still have Rags, as well as Buffy, a Himalayan-mix; Walter, a black cat and his best friend, Lexie, probably an Afghan-mix dog. Rags continues to get involved in local crime-solving. He even went to the sheriff’s office once and “pawed” the suspect he witnessed in a murder. He loves being on stage. In fact, late last year a film crew converged upon our peaceful home and filmed Rags in a documentary. In Patricia’s latest Klepto Cat Mystery installment (number 9), we travel to San Francisco to the premiere of the documentary.

Whether we stay at home or travel, there seems to always be a mystery at hand and you can count on Rags having at least one paw in the situation.

Join our family and friends (both human and feline) as we enjoy the sweet life. But be ready for anything because it is bound to happen. For example, while Rags was participating in a reading therapy program with children, he located a secret room at the library that held clues to a long forgotten mystery. He helped locate a local journalist who was being held by the evil cat hoarders she was about to expose. He threw the household in a real turmoil when he located a hex buried in the walls of our century-old home. And he helped thwart a horse thief.

What will Rags get tangled up in next? Michael and I are afraid to even imagine. But we do love the big lug.

CatnappedRead all nine Klepto Cat Mysteries (Catnapped, Cat-Eye Witness, Sleight of Paw, Undercover Cat, The Colony Cat Caper, Celebrity Cat Caper, The Corral Cat Caper, The Gallery Cat Caper and the NEW Mansion of Meows). They’re cozies. . .well, maybe revved up cozy mysteries.

All of the books in the series are available for Kindle. The first four are also in print.

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Meet the author
Patricia Fry is a career writer. She supported herself for many years writing articles for magazines and currently has 48 books to her credit, most of them nonfiction. Her fiction-writing career began in 2013. That’s when she Patricia Frycreated the Klepto Cat Mystery series, which is now 9 books strong. Patricia is also a publishing consultant and editor for both fiction and nonfiction. She has spent the last fifteen years writing for and speaking to other authors. She has traveled throughout the US presenting workshops at writers conferences in many, many cities. She’s past Executive Director of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network). and she’s established two blogs—one of which boasts over 2,100 posts. and Visit her websites here: and

Spending Time With Ernie Jourdain and Felipe Vargas by Christy Fifield

Murder Ties The KnotErnie Jourdain and Felipe Vargas have established themselves as two of the most trusted and respected businessmen in Keyhole Bay, and they have done it while maintaining their own personal relationship. In a state where the phrase “marriage equality” was still fighting words, they held on to both their dignity and friendliness, a tall order for anyone.

Recently, however, things have changed in the State of Florida, and it could mean profound consequences for two of Glory’s closest friends.

But let them tell you in their own words:

We’re seated on a small patio outside the couple’s home. Like the interior, the patio is decorated like an upper-middle-class home from the middle of the last century, complete with lovingly restored high-back metal lawn chairs and a pierced brick wall. “Our lives are just like anyone else’s,” Ernie says. He leans forward, resting his elbows on his knees, his expression earnest. “We get up in the morning, take our showers, drink our coffee, and go to work. We come home and have dinner. The most unusual thing about our evenings is that because we work together we don’t have to ask how each other’s day went.”

“It’s true. A typical day around here is really pretty boring. Unless Glory turns up a dead body,” Felipe chuckles. He sits close to his partner on the pale green loveseat, and the two exchange an affectionate glance. Felipe continues, “Otherwise we’re like the poster children for old married people.”

“Except that we aren’t married.” Ernie’s tone is wistful, but there’s an undertone of anger and a scowl momentarily clouds his elegant features.

“It isn’t that we don’t want to get married,” he continues. The moment of anger has passed and his expression turns thoughtful. “But we don’t want to have to run away to do it, like it’s something shameful.”

“For the longest time we didn’t talk about it,” Felipe says. “We both knew it wasn’t possible, so there was no point in even thinking about it. Even when things first began to change—when we could have gotten married in Massachusetts—it seemed out of reach.”

“We’ve been a couple for nearly twenty years,” Ernie says, wrapping one long arm around his partner’s shoulders. “And we never thought we’d live to see this day.” He smiles, and it’s like the sun coming out from behind a cloud.

Felipe meets his partner’s smile with one of his own, them quickly turns serious. “I think what put the idea back in our minds was hearing about what Sly went through. When he told us his story, back…” his voice rises with a question and he looks at Ernie, “last year?”

“Longer than that, I think. Might have been a couple years.” Ernie nods, as though answering an unasked question. “Yes, we have been talking about it that long.”

Felipe shakes his head. Not denial so much as amazement it has been that long. “Time flies,” he shrugs and goes back to his story. “Anyway, when we heard Sly’s story, and realized how much it had cost him, we started to talk about maybe getting married somewhere else. Still wouldn’t matter to the state of Florida, though.”

“And then with Karen and Riley getting married—again—well, it just kind of felt like the universe was sending us a message, telling us it was time to get serious about it.”

“We could have gone anywhere in New England at that point,” Ernie says. “But that would have meant not having our friends and family with us. We wanted them to share that day with us. Especially after sharing in Karen and Riley’s wedding; it really made it plain how much that meant to both of us.”

A grin split Felipe’s face, wider and sunnier than before. “Amazing what a single day can do,” he says. Joy fills his words. “One day. January sixth, two thousand fifteen.

“The day out dream of being able to get married at home came true.”

Ernie is smiling too. “We haven’t set a date, or told anyone yet. We want to let Karen and Riley get settled down, and then have the chance to tell them all at once, you know?”

Felipe cut in. “You’ll keep out secret, won’t you? Just until we can tell our friends?


You can read more about Ernie and Felipe in Murder Ties The Knot, the fourth book in the “Haunted Souvenir Shop” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The other books in the series are Murder Buys A T-Shirt, Murder Hooks A Mermaid, and Murder Sends A Postcard.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 p.m. eastern on March 31 for the chance to win a print copy of Murder Ties The Knot. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your SPAM folder.

About the author
Chris has never met a genre she doesn’t like, and has published mystery (Christy Fifield and Christy Evans), romance, adventure, fantasy and science fiction (Christina F. York).

Mystery has always been her favorite though, since her great uncle introduced her to the “Perry Mason” books when she was a child. She read each new book as her uncle finished them and passed them along. The die was cast, she either had to become a lawyer, or a mystery writer. As fate would have it, mystery writer won. Chris lives on Oregon’s Pacific shore with her writer-husband J. Steven York under strict feline supervision.

She has a Facebook group ChristyMystery, and can be found online at