Jane/Susannah/Sadie here, just back from a lovely weekend in Maine, where I taught a class and hung out with the Maine Romance Writers…
(And no, I don’t feel like I got enough Maine, so I’ll have to schedule a trip back there soon. For sure I didn’t eat my quota of lobster, which warrants a return in itself!)
For the first time in my relatively short career as a published author (Feta Attraction came out in January, 2015, followed by Olive and Let Die and Yarned and Dangerous last fall), one of my books has been deeply discounted! I love a bargain as much as anyone (I don’t believe I’ve ever paid full sticker price for any pair of shoes or article of clothing in my entire shopping life), so I got all tingly when I found out the ebook of Yarned and Dangerous was going on sale. It’s now $2.99 (regular price $9.99), so that’s 70% off. But it’s only for another ten days, so if you’ve been wanting to try out this new series, or if you need an ebook to take with you when you sneak away for a tiny respite from the family picnic this Memorial Day weekend, now’s a great time to pick this one up.
And while we’re talking about books, the third installment of my Greek to Me series, A Killer Kebab, is now available for preorder. Here’s the blurb:
The Bonaparte House is closed for the season, and Georgie Nikolopatos looks forward to fixing up the Greek restaurant and historic landmark—until her renovation plans hit a fatal snag.
With her divorce underway, her mother-in-law returning to Greece, and the tourists gone, Georgie finally has life under control—and the Bonaparte House to herself. She quickly hires a contractor for some much-needed renovations to reopen in time for a special Greek-style Thanksgiving meal. Georgie is suspicious though when former dishwasher Russ Riley arrives with the construction crew. He still has an ax to grind with the Nikolopatos family—but is it sharp enough to kill?
When Georgie finds the body of her divorce lawyer amid the construction debris and Russ is quickly arrested for murder, something about the case doesn’t add up. While Georgie is no fan of Russ, even a bad egg deserves a crack at justice.
I had such fun writing this book and introducing some new characters as well as bringing back some from the first two. Georgie’s divorce lawyer is found skewered by the restaurant’s gyro spit on the floor of the gutted (ew, sorry!) ladies’ room of the Bonaparte House restaurant. But lots of people had access to the spit and to the restaurant, and lots of people had reasons to want James MacNamara, Esq., dead. And, if you’ve ever wondered about the true origins of Thousand Island dressing–if you’re anything like me, this sort of thing keeps you up at night–look no further than A Killer Kebab, which contains what I believe to be the original recipe.
Now, I’m off to prepare for my family Memorial Day celebration–I have quite a bit of food prep to do, and no commercial kitchen to do it in, like my heroine Georgie does! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with great weather, friends, family, barbeque, and just the right number of potato salads.
Love the Killer Kebab title! And I look forward to reading it.
Thanks! That’s the only title of my books I didn’t come up with. Our agent did when we proposed the series to Berkley
I love all your plays on words! Kebab sounds like a page turner!!
Thanks! I hope so. I know I had a blast writing this one.
I don’t think one can ever get enough Maine! I love both your series. When I was growing up I think the only salad dressing we had in the house was Thousand Island. I never thought about the origins but instead of doing my own search I’ll wait for Killer Kebab!
I love Maine and I would love to move there someday. The original recipe will be recognizable to you, but it is also different from what you get in the bottle.
My finger slipped and I bought Yarned and pre-ordered Kebab! Thank you for writing such great books 😀
Thank you for your slippy finger! I hope you enjoy both books, and thanks for reading!
Your covers and names are adorable! Looking forward to this one!
Aren’t they cute? Love, love all my covers. And thanks!
The new book sounds like such fun!
Thanks, Mark! I hope you like it. FYI, it closes out a major story line, but leaves some others open 🙂
Glad to hear you had such a good time in Maine! Two of my sons love Thousand Island dressing so I am really looking forward to hearing its origins!
See, I knew we were soul sisters. I did some rather obsessive research, btw. There are a lot of turn-of-the-century cookbooks available online now…
I’ll never eat a gyro again without thinking of Killer Kebab. 🙂
Ha! Well, there was no gyro meat on the spit. It’s the off season!
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