A day in the life of Sunny Taylor by June Shaw

It started as a bad day. Since my twin Eve Vaughn was grief-stricken, instead of working on our new remodeling and repair business, she chose to stay home and slap black paint all over her newest canvas.

Living a block away, I couldn’t lift her mood. If you know anything about me, you might recall that I also couldn’t do much physical labor since a killer shot me in the shoulder and almost made me his next victim. My arm was healing, but complications set in, making me also discontent. That’s when Dave Price called and changed everything.

Eve is thrice divorced, but after businessman Dave moved into our small bayou town, she decided he was her soulmate—the man she had been searching for all along. Coming on strong with him, she let him know how she felt. The problem was (and he is too much of a gentleman to just say it), he didn’t want her.

The worse problem? I had never been truly in love with a man (even though I divorced the one I’d agreed to marry) and never thought I wanted another man—until Dave and I were thrown together. He seems to really care for me, too, and recently bought a fishing camp along the bayou. He wanted me to give him suggestions on how to improve it. Eve doesn’t know of our interest in each other so to get her out of her doldrums, I easily convinced her to join me at Dave’s new place.

At his camp that should provide a relaxing space, I let him show Eve one section while I checked out the utility room. The previous owner had cleared everything out of it except the hot water heater, which a filled large black garbage bag leaned against. Uncomfortable because a plastic bag leaned against a heater, I tugged to move it away but could not. I opened the top to remove some items—and that’s when my sister knew.

The Christmas carol that rang out from my mouth made her come running to see what I feared.


You can read more about Sunny in Dead on the Bayou, the second book in the “Twin Sisters” mystery series.

It may be easier to patch up an old home than a broken heart. But along the Louisiana bayou, where beauty and danger mingle all too seamlessly, thoughts of romance may have to simmer on the back burner . . .

Twin sisters and fellow divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have established their home repair and remodeling business with an eye toward quality and personal attention. So when they’re approached by hunky Dave Price to fix up his bayou fishing camp, they’re more than happy to take the job—especially since they both secretly think he may prove to be more than just another satisfied customer . . .

The ramshackle campsite could certainly use a woman’s touch. What it does not need is a dead body—but that’s what the trio stumble across. Clearly, the poor soul was murdered—and once the town tongue-waggers get going, Sunny, Eve, and Dave come under suspicion of the police, not to mention potential clients . . .

Now, with their futures on the line, their brewing love triangle will have to wait. Helped—and harried—by the twins’ mother and her retirement home’s cadre of amateur sleuths, the trio starts snooping on their own. But when another dead body turns up, they’ll have to get their hands dirtier than a swamp-bottom snake if they hope to clear their names . . .

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June will be giving away two Kindle copies of A Fatal Romance, book one in this series, in a random drawing two days (August 25, 2017) from now from those who leave a comment. Good luck everyone!

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About the author
June Shaw is a bestselling author from the bayou country of Louisiana. She represents her state on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter, which includes La., Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. She has written another mystery series and other books and loves to hear from readers! Reach out too June at juneshaw.com.

All comments are welcomed.

31 responses to “A day in the life of Sunny Taylor by June Shaw

  1. Barbara Hackel

    Wow! This sounds like it is going to be a great mystery book with plenty of sizzle on the side. I will never look into a black bag sitting around in an empty house after reading this!! Thanks for sharing what is another new series for me, Dru Ann. Thanks June for a chance to win a copy of the first book in the series, which is what I would want to read first!

  2. Funny comment about a bag in an empty house, Barbara. I hope you never find one: )

  3. What excitement! I love the sound of a fishing cabin story and the black plastic bag is a nice touch. Can hardly wait to dive into this one.

  4. Brave souls. If I saw a bag in a fishing camp I might poke it with a long stick but I sure wouldn’t get close and open it!

  5. I think a murder will take a secondary place to feuding twins. I am a twin myself but we are male and female.

  6. Mildred whitehair

    Looks like things get interesting dealing with twins. I look forward to reading this book. Its peaked my interest.

  7. Another new author to me. I liked the synopsis of the book. I like reading stories set in the South and this sounds like a great read.

  8. Jonette Stabbert

    This series sounds like such a fun read! I like the concept of two sisters running a home repair and remodeling business and I love it that they are twins and interested in the same man! All this would already interest me, but throw in murder and I’m really keen to find out what develops.

  9. Sounds like a great new series!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!!!

  10. PATRICIA LAFFERTY

    How t leave me guessing! I need to read this book! !!!

  11. Oh, man! What is in that bag?

  12. Love new books!

  13. This sounds really different. I would like to read it. I mean a bag? A triangle? Please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  14. Sounds like a great story, thanks for the intro and chance to win!

  15. Doward Wilson

    Thanks for a great post & chance to win this new to me series & author.

  16. **** WINNERS ****
    A Fatal Romance are Jonette Stabbert and Mitzi Ordoyne Rodrigue
    Congratulations

    • Hooray! I can’t wait to read it and hopefully love it so much I buy other books in the series. THANKS! (Hugs to June)

  17. I hope this doesn’t show up twice.
    Hooray! I’m excited and looking forward to reading the book. I hope I love it so much that I buy the rest of the series! Thanks, Dru and June.