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Let's Talk with Maggie Toussaint

“Beat the Summer Heat"

With summer upon us, there are many who bask in the summer heat. One of my favorite summer activities is going to the beach. The offshore breeze makes the air cooler, and for me, the beauty and natural sounds of the beach fill me up on the inside, restoring and recharging my soul.

Is it any wonder then that my Magic Candle Shop Mystery Shop (which I write as Valona Jones) twins also go to the beach to recharge? Tabby and Sage are psychics who can wield energy. This is by its very nature a talent that can do great good…or great harm. The trick for these sisters is to pace themselves so they don’t get caught short with dangerously low energy levels.

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Win Two Free Books – June 2024

Contest Run: June 1-22, 2024
Win Two Free Books - June 2024
  • Enter to win two free books in our monthly contest:

    Nancy J. Cohen – Star Tangled Murder, paperback (US only) or ebook
    Debra H. Goldstein – Five Bells Too Many, paperback (US only) or ebook

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On The Bench

Keeping the stakes high

Cozy mysteries are known for their lack of graphic violence and explicit content. In this month’s Authors on the Bench post, our authors weigh in on how we keep the stakes high and the story engaging without relying on these elements.

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Latest News

  • Terry Ambrose:

    is excited to announce that the eighth Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery launched on March 28 and is now available on Amazon in Kindle and print versions.

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    offers readers a free download of Permed to Death, the first title in her Bad Hair Day mystery series.

  • Debra H. Goldstein

    short story, “You Can’t Kill the Cat!” was published in the newly released First Comes Love. Next Comes Murder.

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    attended Left Coast Crime and was an attending author at Kensington’s #bookgiveaway and Autographing session and participated in the CozyConWest event at Third Place Books.

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    After a short hiatus, Diane is resuming work on book 4 in her Georgia B&B Mystery series (written as Anna Gerard).

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    cozy paranormal, BUBBA DONE IT, is 99 cents in June.

  • Lois Winston:

    is excited to announce the release of Sorry, Knot Sorry, the 13th book in her Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. She’s on a Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour June 10th-23rd. Follow the tour here for a chance to win one of three copies she’s giving away.