All posts tagged: paranormal mystery

A Bangkok Halloween

We welcome JC Andrijeski, who’s guest posting for us about a Bangkok Halloween (below). But first, a bit about her paranormal mystery/romance, Black and Blue. And be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Black And Blue Quentin Black Mystery Book Five JC Andrijeski Genre: Paranormal Mystery / Romance/ UF Publisher: White Sun Press Date of Publication: 7/27/16 ISBN: 9781370573745 ASIN: B01J4AXZ8U Number of pages: 336 Word Count: 101,005 Cover Artist: Jennifer Munswami at J.M. Rising Horse Creations Book Description: “He’d be fresh meat here. And he didn’t have his sight…” Black takes a new consulting gig with the LAPD, helping them find a contract killer who left a dead body behind the Los Angeles Theater. Despite Miri’s lingering fears after what happened to him during the last murder case he worked, he assures her it’s routine, that he won’t be doing fieldwork, that nothing could possibly go wrong. Then, during his first night on the job at the Port of Los Angeles, all hell breaks loose and all bets …

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Cover Reveal: Pressed to Death

Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival—a haunted grape press. But when she’s accused of stealing the press, and her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to Maddie. Maddie knows well the perils of amateur sleuthing and is reluctant to get involved. But her mother insists she investigate. Does her mom have a secret agenda? Or is she somehow connected to the murder? Facing down danger and her own over-active imagination, Maddie must unearth the killer before she becomes the next ghost to haunt her museum. Coming March, 2017 from Midnight Ink. Available for pre-order on Amazon. About the Author Kirsten Weiss writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

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Author Interview: The Madness of Mercury

Interview with Connie di Marco, author of The Madness of Mercury, a hot new paranormal-themed mystery from Midnight Ink! Share this on Facebook>>> PYN: Tell us about your latest book! Connie:  Hi Kirsten ~ The Madness of Mercury is the first book in the new Zodiac Mystery series.  Julia Bonatti, my amateur sleuth, is a San Francisco astrologer who never thought murder would be part of her practice.  She planned on a teaching career and a quiet life with her fiancé, but when he’s killed in a hit and run accident she can no longer continue.  She turns to astrology to find answers and instead discovers a talent for helping others and embarks on a new career. Julia writes an astrological advice column, AskZodia, for the city’s newspaper.  When she receives a letter from a woman concerned that her mother must donate her property and savings to a church, Julia speaks out and advises the woman to investigate this so-called church.  Unwittingly, she becomes the target of the city’s recently-arrived cult leader, the Reverend Roy …

Cover Reveal: The Mannequin Offensive

All security consultant Rocky Bridges wants is out. Her last assignment got her client blown up and left her deaf in one ear. Or has it? Share this on Facebook>>> When her business partner is murdered, Rocky is dragged back into the global security business. But a voice in her “deaf” leaves her wondering if she’s fit for the task. Is she losing her mind, or is something even darker occurring? This humorous mystery and suspense novel with a magical twist is coming in July, 2016. If you like Riga Hayworth, you’ll love Rocky Bridges. About the Author Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasy novels. She loves to mash-up genres, mixing urban fantasy with mystery, steampunk with suspense, and even adding the occasional dash of poetry.  

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Writer’s Manifesto

I’m taking the Obsessed branding course by the marvelous Melissa Cassera. Phase one is about developing a manifesto to help develop your brand as a lifestyle. Share this on Facebook>>> While sitting on my butt and reading is a lifestyle I aspire to, that wasn’t going to cut it as a manifesto for the class. Bummer. So what do you stand for as a writer? What lifestyle do you offer your readers as a writer and businessperson? (Because if you’re selling your books, you’re a businessperson. Or at least, you’d better be). I’m sure this will continue to undergo tweaks and revisions, but here’s my maniesto: What’s your manifesto? What experience do you provide and what do you stand for? About the Author Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hermetic Detective, book seven in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. She also loves Tarot, and weaves it into her books whenever possible. And it’s nearly always possible.

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The Hermetic Detective is Available for Pre-Order

  A Monstrous Assassin. A Metaphysical Detective. Share this on Facebook>>> Housebound with five-month-old twins, Riga Hayworth just wants to get back in the metaphysical detecting game. But when she’s called to help an elderly woman, haunted and alone, a deadly threat follows Riga home. Can Riga prevent a tragedy and protect her family? The Hermetic Detective is the seventh and final book in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. Buy this book to finish the epic series today. [Tweet this!] About the Author Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hermetic Detective, Book Seven in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasies. It’s coming this Halloween and available for pre-order now. She also loves Tarot, and weaves it into her books whenever possible. And it’s nearly always possible. Other books in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasies include: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, The Elemental Detective, and The Hoodoo Detective. Kirsten is also the author of Steam and Sensibility and Of Mice and Mechanicals, steampunk novels of magick and suspense. Her first cozy mystery, The Perfectly …

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News, Cover Reveal and Stuff

Voila! The final cover for book seven in the Riga Hayworth series (above). Share this on Facebook>>> I don’t have the back cover blurb yet, so I’m sticking with graphics to give you a sense of it (below). Why no blurb? Basically, my brain was recently bludgeoned into lavender/chocolate stupefaction.  How, you ask? Yesterday I slaved past midnight trying to make witches flying body butter and failed (a story for another blog).  Suffice it to say, the creative juices have temporarily congealed, but I will have a blurb… soon. And now, an excerpt… If you’re wondering, I’m currently working on two steampunk short stories for the next Clockwork Alchemy anthology starring… Harry Turtledove! I’m kind of stunned I’m in such illustrious company and a little worried my shorts won’t be up for it. The stories are due to the publisher on Halloween, and lots of editing is required, editing I won’t start this month because I’m still working on Bound, Book 1 in the Witches of Doyle series. Not to mention the blurb-that-must-be-finished for Hermetic Detective. I’m also …

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present. Share this on Facebook>>> With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it won’t be. Maddie grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home. Coming, March, 2016 and now available for pre-order on Amazon. About the Author

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The Hoodoo Detective: Cover Reveal

Hoodoo, Haunts, and Horror. Riga Hayworth’s supernatural TV series is exploring the magic of New Orleans. All she wants is to return to home and husband. But when she stumbles across a corpse, she becomes a police consultant on a series of occult murders, murders that become all too personal. A vengeful necromancer from her past has mayhem on his mind. Riga’s convinced he’s to blame for the killings. But with threats at every turn, is her judgment clouded?  And it seems the harder Riga tries to keep those she loves from jeopardy, the closer danger creeps. The Hoodoo Detective is book six in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels. Release date: Halloween, 2014. About the Author Kirsten Weiss is the author of Steam and Sensibility, a steampunk novel of suspense, and the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy, The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective and The Elemental Detective. Book 6 in the series, The Hoodoo Detective, will be available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble on October 31, 2014.