Two Ghosts & A Love Song Reveal

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. I keep telling myself I’m going to start again, and then life and writing get in the way. It’s okay, since writing always comes first anyway. But I am stopping by long enough to share with you. I received the cover for my next book, #2 in the Dead by the Numbers series.

It’s titled Two Ghosts & A Love Song, and it releases in January. I have the blurb below, but I’ll be back with buy links when I get them. 🙂

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Gianna Mancini does not have your average problems. Sure, her family is loud, her love life complicated, and her career still struggling to get off the ground. But Gianna has unique problems too…she sees dead people.

And when a small explosion happens not far from her home, Gianna discovers the ghost of Thomas Sterling, son of the Sterling automotive empire. He refuses to move on to the afterlife until Gianna tells his fiancĂ©e, Serena, that he loves her. Not one to let the dead linger, Gianna locates the woman and passes on the message…but nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

One message from the beyond turns into a warning to the very much alive, and Gianna suddenly find herself trying to keep Serena safe. Between her duties to the dead, auditioning for a singing gig, and trying to get rid of Freezer Dude, a pesky ghost from her past, Gianna has her hands more than full. With help from her boyfriend, Julian, and her cop brother, Enzo, Gianna needs to find the killer fast…before she end up on “the other side.”

New One Ghost Cover

We decided to tweak my cover of One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam. My publisher asked my amazing cover artist, Janet Holmes, to remove the ghost and add a girl. I chose this because of future books. I didn’t want book four to have four ghosts on the cover. 😉 That’s not to say my artist would’ve designed that, lol, but I wanted a girl. So we went from this to this:

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What do you think?

Cozy Christmas Capers

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Available Now!

December 1 to January 31 (a limited time only!) — a collection of holiday short stories from Gemma Halliday Publishing.

19 holiday short stories by 19 New York Times, USA Today and award winning authors! Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter
amid the backdrop of pine tress, 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!

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

My story is a prequel to the first book of the series, One Garish Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam, which released Oct. 27th. I’m super excited and just adore that cover.

Don’t forget to get your copy before time runs out.

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Cozy Christmas Capers

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Isn’t that gorgeous? 🙂

Coming December 1 to January 31 (a limited time only!) is a collection of holiday short stories from Gemma Halliday Publishing.

19 holiday short stories by 19 New York Times, USA Today and award winning authors! Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter
amid the backdrop of pine tress, 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!

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

My story is a prequel to the first book of the series, One Ghost & Blueberry Peach Jam, which releases Oct. 27th. I’m super excited and just adore that cover.

You can preorder the book here:

Amazon (not available for preorder yet)

B&N

Kobo

Smashwords

Book News

I’ve spent the year writing, and things are starting to blossom due to it. 🙂 ISDPebooknew750x1200

My YA mystery (which adults have read and said it’s not just for teens), I SPY DEAD PEOPLE, is now in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program. For $9.99 a month, you can read a bunch of books for free. If you’re a member or know someone who is, try out this book and see what you think.

My release date for my next book, ONE GHOST & BLUEBERRY PEACH JAM, is October 27th. Woo hoo! And the title series is DEAD BY THE NUMBERS. I really wanted to do a series with numbers in the titles. And now I am. I saw a preliminary copy of the cover on Monday, and I’m so tickled. I can’t wait to share it.

In the meantime, here is the blurb:

Gianna Mancini has chatted with ghosts most of her life. It’s never affected her much. Until now.

The latest ghost in Gianna’s family-centric, boy-complicated, job-depleted world is Emma Tinsdale, a woman Gianna despises. Wanting Emma out of her apartment and her orbit, Gianna chooses to help her move on, but she doesn’t expect to come across poisonous jam, a vengeful cop, or a group of friendly clowns.

When a relative is framed for Emma’s death, Gianna must dig deeper and faster to find out what really happened that fatal night on the beach. With help from her sister, her cop brother, and her ex-boyfriend, Julian, she gets close to figuring out the truth. But when the killer closes in, Gianna better watch her step unless she wants to become the latest member of the dearly departed.