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Larissa Reinhart

by Cynthia Chow


Maizie Albright isn’t a private investigator, yet. She has two years of internship before earning her license, but she has played one on TV. The former child actress and star of Julia Pinkerton Teen Detective, Maizie is attempting to leave her old life behind as she transfers her acting skills into the real workplace.

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by Cynthia Chow


After declaring herself to be a reformed con artist, Finley Goodhart believes that she has a long way to go before she can live up to her ironic last name. Her father Sheriff Woody Goodhart set the ethical bar low with his crooked and abusive activities, and ever since she ran away as a teenager Fin lived a life as a grifter surviving through scams and cons.

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by Larissa Reinhart


Camaros and winter don’t go together. But it wasn’t my Camaro, and I’d planned on putting many miles between me and the owner. Not that he cared about the Camaro. Lex would find it funny. Me making a getaway from him on the worst possible day with the worst possible vehicle.

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by Summer Prescott


This week we have something extra special-below you will find out about a special boxed set of Christmas ebooks and a way to help out shelter pets over the holidays. And then Summer Prescott shares a fun guest post about the various books called A Day in the Life of the Characters in 12 Slays of Christmas. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of the boxed set, a copy of the companion cookbook, The 12 Slays of Christmas Cookbook, a surprise ebook from each of the authors, and a handpainted scarf!

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by Cynthia Chow


It isn’t easy earning a living as a portrait artist in Halo, Georgia, which explains why twenty-six year old Cherry Tucker is teaching art classes for senior citizens at the Halo House retirement community. Her need for a steady paycheck is also how she finds herself dragged in as a witness to the signing of a new will by 90-year-old Belvia Brakeman, the owner of Meemaw’s Tea and the renowned Queen of Sweet Tea.

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by LynDee Walker


Cooler breezes, shorter days, and pumpkin spice everything naturally gets mystery readers thinking about Halloween—but nine bestselling cozy authors have had jack-o’-lanterns on the brain since spring when they cooked up the idea for a Halloween mystery anthology.

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by Cynthia Chow


While a weekend hunting trip in rural Swinton, Georgia, wouldn’t seem to be the preferred choice for a Christmas-season getaway, portrait artist Cherry Tucker is looking for an escape from her family problems in Forks County. A timely opportunity arises when the owners of the Big Rack Lodge host a ten-thousand dollar buy-in competition to hunt down the mythical hogzilla that is one of the feral hogs wreaking havoc throughout Georgia.

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by Cynthia Chow



At twenty-six years of age, freelance portrait artist Cherry Tucker has an ex-husband for a roommate, isn’t speaking to her brother, and continues to be harassed by her nemesis Shawna Branson. Cherry thought that being hired to create stage art for the very elite Peerless Day Academy’s drama department was a step towards maturity and possibly getting recommendations to other towns in Georgia.

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by Cynthia Chow


Roselyn “Rose” Strickland knows that no phone call at 3a.m. ever brings good news. However, even she was not prepared for the news that her study partner, Janelle Johnson, was in jail for attempting to kill her ex-husband and was calling to ask Rose to get a good lawyer–and cigarettes to trade with Janelle’s jail mates!

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