Coming soon!

Lucky Penny, book 3 in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, will be out December 14!

LuckyPenny-FinalA year after her acquittal on fraud charges, former financial analyst Miranda Vaughn is finally getting her life back. Not only does she have a chance for romance with her sexy neighbor, FBI Agent Jake Barnes, but she’s also got a new job…one that’s taking her to a vacation paradise!

Perched above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the Whispering Pines Resort & Spa is a local landmark and a popular destination for the rich and famous who are stressed out from being rich and famous. And down on the water’s edge is the Lucky Penny Casino—an abandoned shell of a once-stylish casino. Max Emmerson, the owner of the Whispering Pines Resort, used to own the Lucky Penny, and he wants it back. Miranda’s job is to get Max’s finances in order so he can borrow the money to buy the casino, and make sure nothing jeopardizes his gaming license. Easy, right?

But the nice boring accounting job spirals out of control with the addition of a Hollywood film crew, an underground gambling ring, and Jake going undercover at the resort as a newlywed—with another woman. As Miranda and Jake each dive into their investigations, they can’t deny their growing feelings for each other. But it’s more important than ever that they keep their attraction hidden. Especially since someone at the resort is watching them very closely, and is willing to do just about anything to keep them from uncovering the truth.

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New short story coming your way!

I just wrapped up edits on One Red Cent, a short story that will be released this summer! It’s in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, but is from the point of view of Sarah Girard, Miranda’s kick-ass best friend! I had such a great time writing this and am really excited to get to share it with you soon!

KillerBeachReads_finalIn the meantime, here’s a snippet from another of Sarah’s bad dates:

I smiled at Christian and hoped that I looked semi-interested in whatever he was talking about. I was pretty sure it was about his job at a mortgage brokerage firm, but I had tuned out the last time the door had opened and I’d seen Eddie waving a chef’s knife at an employee. 

“…my new supervisor thought he’d be changing the policy after he got promoted, but well, that was just the way things were done from the gecko.”

My head snapped back to Christian. “Uh, I’m sorry. What did you say? The gecko?”

He nodded. “Yeah, it’s a saying. You know, like, from the gecko.”

I paused, unsure if he was serious. “I think you mean from the get go.”

He laughed. “That doesn’t make sense. Get go? What does that even mean?”

“No, ‘from the gecko’ doesn’t make sense,” I said. Was I really having this discussion?

“It means from a long time ago. You know, when the geckos ruled the earth.”

“Uh…” I had no idea what to do with this.

Christian nodded, his handsome face quite serious. “They’re, like, dinosaurs.”

One Red Cent will be released in July in the KILLER BEACH READS anthology, by Gemma Halliday Publishing. For updates on this collection, sign up for my newsletter: http://bit.ly/EllieNews

International Cozy Mysteries collection is out today!

Love mysteries? Love travel to exotic locations? Then have I got a deal for you!

The International Cozy Mysteries bundle from Gemma Halliday Publishing is out today! You get four full-length, face-paced international mysteries and for one week, you get all that for just 99 cents!

Included in this box set are 4 full-length mystery novels, including:

International copyFashion, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries book #1) by Sibel Hodge

Counterfeit Conspiracies (Bodies of Art Mysteries book #1) by Ritter Ames

Chasing the Dollar (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries book #1) by Ellie Ashe

Death Under the Venice Moon (Lella York Mysteries book #2) by Maria Grazia Swan

Amazon  *  iBook  *  Nook  *  Kobo  *  Smashwords

I’m so thrilled to be included in this collection along with three of my favorite authors! These are all great reads and I know you’ll enjoy escaping into these international adventures.

Come over to Laffeinated Ink today tomorrow (sorry, got too excited) to read the Q&A with the four authors and comment for a chance to win an ebook bundle of your own!

Good luck and bon voyage!

Dropping the Dime has a cover!

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Dropping the Dime, book 2 of the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries, will be released on April 7! And isn’t that cover gorgeous?

I’m very excited to share this book with you! It was so much fun to hang out with Miranda, Jake and the rest of the crew, along with some interesting new characters.

Preorder links will be available soon! Check back here for updates, or sign up for my newsletter and be the first to know!

And here’s a look at what Miranda’s up to next:

Miranda Vaughn was once accused of stealing millions, now she’s helping others who are facing criminal charges. While being an assistant to her former defense attorney isn’t her dream job, she’s eager to prove herself, and her first task is a simple one—protect Kathryn, a shy CFO turned informant, and help her prove that a popular real estate developer is embezzling millions from his company. But what should be a straightforward assignment is deliciously complicated when Miranda is thrown together with FBI Agent Jake Barnes, the man who saved her life, broke her heart, and then disappeared.

 

Beneath the neatly plotted rows of new homes lurk dark secrets, bitter feuds and a whole lot of greed. Nothing is what it appears, even Miranda’s timid client, who is hiding secrets of her own. Despite her growing distrust of her client, Miranda must protect Kathryn from becoming the target of the FBI’s investigation, protect herself from the real thief—all while protecting her heart from the sexy FBI agent she can’t seem to resist.

Chasing Tinsel — Only 99 cents!

Just in case you missed out on the Cozy Christmas Capers holiday anthology, Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery holiday novella, is available as a standalone ebook for only 99 cents!

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Two years after she was accused of fraud, Miranda Vaughn is finally back to work. But instead of returning to her highly paid position as an investment banker, she’s selling discount make-up at Prospect Point Mall to make a little extra holiday cash. It’s not a great job, but Miranda wants to make this Christmas special for the people who stood by her during her trial and in the aftermath of her acquittal.
And keeping herself busy with work keeps her from thinking about her looming birthday. Or thinking about Jake Barnes, the hunky federal agent who saved her life and then disappeared without a trace.
But strange things are afoot at Prospect Point, from the shady elves with the neck tattoos to the shadowy figures she sees in the parking garage. Is trouble following Miranda—again? And is that really Jake she keeps seeing in the holiday crowd, or is it just her mind, and heart, playing tricks on her?

Chasing Tinsel is available now for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBook, and Scribd!
I included a sneak peek at another upcoming release at the end of Chasing Tinsel. I’m also going to be sending that peak out to my newsletter subscribers very soon! So sign up now so you don’t miss out!

Countdown to release day!

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Counting down the days til the release of Cozy Christmas Capers! Nineteen holiday-themed short stories from Gemma Halliday Publishing, including Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery novella. All for only $1.99!

Preorder now at these retailers!

Smashwords:  http://bit.ly/Z8YzCF

 

Available everywhere on December 1. But remember, it’s only available until January 31st. Get your copy before it’s gone!

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Holiday Box Set Sale!

[Ed.’s note:  Oops. I meant to schedule this for release on Nov. 23. Honest, I didn’t mean to open the floodgates of holiday-season shopping mania. But I hate unpublishing something once it’s out there. And the pre-order links are active, so… Sorry.]

CozyChristmasCapers_coverNineteen holiday short stories by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning authors!

Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter amid the backdrop of pine trees, gingerbread men, and Santas galore! The perfect short bites for cozying up by the fire with a cup of cocoa…or waiting in line at gift wrapping!

But get your copy now because Cozy Christmas Capers is only available December 1 through January 31!

Stories include:

Rosolio Red (Franki Amato Mysteries) by Traci Andrighetti
Chasing Tinsel (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries ) by Ellie Ashe
Death of a Christmas Witch (A Crewel to be Kind Mini Mystery) by Diane Bator
Queenie Baby: Pass the Eggnog (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke
The Holiday Inside Job by Mary Jo Burke
Hard to Catch a Christmas Thief (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets (Dead by the Numbers Mysteries) by Jennifer Fischetto
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
Christmas Al Dente (Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries) by Jennifer L. Hart
Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries) by Sibel Hodge
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries) by Gin Jones
Mini Pie the Christmas Spy! (Mini Pie Mysteries) by Libby LaManna
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Greatest Hits Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry Ornamental Danger (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson
Motion for Mistletoe (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey
Christmas in Venice by Maria Grazia Swan
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries) by T. Sue VerSteeg
Santa’s Little Mistake by Stacey Wiedower

All that for only $1.99. Pre-order now at these online booksellers!

Nook  *  Kobo  *  iBook  *  Smashwords

Available everywhere on December 1st!

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Look what arrived today!

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The UPS guy said he’d never seen me so happy to get a delivery, and this is the man who brings me shoes, so he knows my happy faceCtD 2.

I’ll be putting five of these in the mail for the winners of the giveaway, as soon as my assistant there gets this box unpacked.