Monday, August 8, 2022

It's International Cat Day! Read cat-centric books, plus other ways to celebrate! #catlover #internationalcatday #romance #contemporaryromance #sweetromance

"International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them." 

"The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is one of the largest animal welfare and conservation charities in the world. The organization works to rescue individual animals, safeguard populations, preserve habitat, and advocate for greater protections." - wikipedia

How to celebrate? 
Donate to your favorite feline rescue! 
Adopt a new kitty
Feed feral cats
If you have a cat, shower it with love.
Read cat-centric books!

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. 

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance #1 is only 99 cents! Book 2 is also 99 cents until August 10! Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Check out the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance novella complete at 35 pages. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance: 

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart.

“A sweet romance, with cats, kittens, yummy pastries (and recipes for some of them), and a hunky hero.”

“A heartwarming story of two cautious people learning to love each other. The cats and cakes were an added bonus.”

“I loved this book so much and absolutely loved the concept of the café.”

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?

Marley is a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat Café, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, desperately wants a kitten, but they can’t have pets where they live. Who has the time to date? Just as well that she’s protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared.

Adam has loved Marley since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Back then, he fantasized about rescuing her from bandits or dragons. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. He wants nothing more than to become a family with Marley and her son. But will she ever see him as a man?

When someone leaves a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But herding kittens might be tougher than fighting dragons, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian save the kittens and find a future together?

“I absolutely love this heartfelt series.”

“It's fabulous watching the bond developed between Adam and Marley. 5 stars for sure!”

Kittens and Kisses was a feel-good story that left me with a smile.” 

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends #SweetRomance - #99cents sale to August 10! #Romance #CleanRomance #BookBuzz

On sale for only 99 cents to August 10! Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together? 

Marley is a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat Café, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, desperately wants a kitten, but they can’t have pets where they live. Who has the time to date? Just as well that she’s protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared.

Adam has loved Marley since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Back then, he fantasized about rescuing her from bandits or dragons. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. He wants nothing more than to become a family with Marley and her son. But will she ever see him as a man?

When someone leaves a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But herding kittens might be tougher than fighting dragons, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian save the kittens and find a future together?

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

“The second in this series is just as sweet as the first, and the characters, which we met in the first book, are even more rounded out and real. If Marley ever grows tired of Adam, I want him! The characters in this book are kind and earnest, which is so refreshing.”

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at the Furrever Friends Cat Café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple.

“I absolutely love this heartfelt series.”

Excerpt:  

Marley touched the kitten that had orange and white swirls. “Curled up like this, he looks like a cinnamon bun.”

“Mom, that one’s a girl.”

“Fine, she looks like a cinnamon bun.”

“That’s a good name,” Adam said. “Cinnamon Bun.”

They looked at him. Did they think it was stupid?

“Come on,” he said, “Cinnamon Bun is a cute name for a cat, especially one that turned up at a bakery.” He nudged Brian. “But it’s up to you.”

Brian gently scooped up the kitten in both hands and held it six inches from his face. “Cinnamon Bun.” His brows drew together as he studied the sleepy little face. “She likes it.”

“Excellent,” Marley said. “I’ll be able to remember this one and recognize her from her pattern. One down, four to go. Should we keep the bakery theme? We could call them, let’s see … Brownie, Lemon Bar, Scone, Muffin?”

Brian scrunched up his nose. “Not Muffin.”

Marley propped one hand on her hip. “Oh, you’re okay with Lemon Bar and Scone, but you draw the line at Muffin?”

Brian giggled. “I didn’t say the other names were okay.” He put Cinnamon Bun back in the box and studied the other kittens. “Maybe Brownie for this one.” He picked up the black kitten and gave it the same close scrutiny. “Yes, Brownie.”

Adam touched a kitten that was mostly black but with a white patch on the back, kind of like a saddle. He might have suggested an equestrian name, but the baked goods theme worked. “This one looks like a chocolate cupcake with white frosting. How about Cupcake?”

"It's fabulous watching the bond developed between Adam and Marley. 5 stars for sure!"

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 35-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels and a free mystery short story set in the world of the Accidental Detective series, with a witty journalist who solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty..

Kris also writes mystery and romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.) 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Something Deadly on Desert Drive (The Accidental Detective humorous #mystery Book 2) is on tour with Dollycas Great Escapes #BookTour! Enter the #CozyMystery #Giveaway

Starting over at fifty might be hard, but it shouldn’t be deadly…

Something Deadly on Desert Drive

Cozy Mystery – Humorous Amateur Detective Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Arizona
Tule Publishing (June 21, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 209 pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QRYQDBY

“A fun and entertaining murder mystery. I love the characters in this series and look forward to reading the next book in the series.” –  Janine Rowe on BookBub

Visit the tour homepage and enter to win ebook copies of Something Shady at Sunshine Haven and Something Deadly on Desert Drive, plus a $5 gift card to Amazon or your favorite bookstore! Then stop by other tour blogs for more chances to win between now and August 14.

“This read grabbed me and kept me reading until finished it in one sitting.” – Roger F on Amazon

In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. Now Kate and her quirky gang of sidekicks have new problems to solve. Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia. They think she's lying. Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, Kate must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

Learn more and find buy links for the Accidental Detective series

“Kris has done a wonderful job providing a suspenseful mystery for the reader to help solve, as well as shared some interesting and quirky characters.” – suefarmer81 on BookBub

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels. 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Check out these collections of great summer reads! #ContemporaryRomance #Mystery #Thriller #SweetRomance #ChristmasinJuly

Check out these collections of great summer reads! Most are only $.99 to $4.99, so get ready to binge!

Second Chance Romance: If you love lovers getting a second chance at romance, check out this group.  


Christmas in July
: Beat the heat with winter holiday themed romance novels! Find some Christmas romances and dream of cooler weather. Choices include my Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café! Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.


Mystery and Thriller New Releases: Find new mystery and thriller books, released this summer, including Something Deadly on Desert Drive, in my Accidental Detective series. Book 1, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven made Barnes & Noble's list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love!

Return of the Totally Awesome 80s: If you don't like your future, change it! Check out a small selection of novels set in the 1980s, including the story of two nerds from the eighties who accidentally open a wormhole to today. They go to their high school reunion and meet their future selves. Horrified at what they’ve become, they set out to change their fate.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Fans are raving about this humorous amateur detective #mystery series! #CozyMystery #BookBuzz #BookRecommendation

Something Deadly on Desert Drive: The Accidental Detective Book 2

“This read grabbed me and kept me reading until finished it in one sitting.” – Roger F on Amazon

“One book not to be missed.” –  pwall55 on BookBub

After an injury disrupts her journalism career, Kate Tessler has to start over at 50, figuring out how to get work, make friends, and live in the heart of her loving but interfering family. Now she and her quirky gang of sidekicks have new problems to solve.

Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia and won't let anyone see him. They think his wife and her lazy adult children are keeping him isolated so they can steal his money. They're determined to save Larry, and they need Kate’s help to prove what’s happening.

Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, she must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

“Love This Series!” – Carolyn V on Amazon

Book 1, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, made Barnes & Noble's list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love! Reviewers agree:

“This is a remarkably enjoyable start to a brand new cozy mystery series.” ~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

“A great start to a new series, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven by Kris Bock has a little something for everyone. Readers will enjoy this new cozy mystery and eagerly wait for more sleuthing with Kate and the Coffee Shop Irregulars!” ~Reading is my Superpower

“This is a fast-paced book that keeps you thinking. It’s a great jump start for this new series. I will anxiously await the second book.” ~Socrates' Book Reviews

“Something Shady at Sunshine Haven by Kris Bock grabbed me from the first page to the last. Ms. Bock is a new-to-me author, and I will be back to read more of her books if this showcases her caliber of writing.” ~Novels Alive

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels.

Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. The Felony Melanie series follows the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for the romantic comedy newsletter to get a short story preview, or find the books at Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

#BookBuzz on The Accidental Detective, a humorous #mystery series with a midlife heroine #CozyMystery #mysterynovel #BookRecommendation

The Accidental Detective seriesA witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty.

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven made Barnes & Noble's list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love!

When patients are dying at an Alzheimer's unit, a former war correspondent must use her journalism skills to uncover the killer and save her mother. Kate has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world, but can she survive going home? 

Praise for Something Shady at Sunshine Haven

“This is remarkably enjoyable start to a brand new cozy mystery series. Bock is a new author for me but I found the writing style to be great mix of people, events, and details that really create a fun read as we follow along. Makes for quite the fun cozy read that is a great choice for fans of the genre or those wanting to try one. I really liked it.  - Books a Plenty 

“A great start to a new series, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven by Kris Bock has a little something for everyone. Readers will enjoy this new cozy mystery and eagerly wait for more sleuthing with Kate and the Coffee Shop Irregulars!” ~Reading is my Superpower

“This is a fast-paced book that keeps you thinking. It’s a great jump start for this new series. I will anxiously await the second book.” ~Socrates' Book Reviews

“Something Shady at Sunshine Haven by Kris Bock grabbed me from the first page to the last. Ms. Bock is a new-to-me author, and I will be back to read more of her books if this showcases her caliber of writing.” ~Novels Alive

“I thought that this was a well-thought-out book and mystery. The characters seemed well developed for the first book and I expect that to continue with future books.” ~Storeybook 

Something Deadly on Desert Drive: The Accidental Detective Book 2

Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia and won't let anyone see him. They think his wife and her lazy adult children are keeping him isolated so they can steal his money. They're determined to save Larry, and they need Kate’s help to prove what’s happening.

Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, she must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

Chapter 1 Preview: Something Shady at Sunshine Haven

My childhood home had faded in the harsh Arizona sun and now showed its age—rather like me. I’d never dreamed of living here again after thirty years of traveling the world. But I needed to rest and heal, and where better to do that than in my parents’ house? In a few weeks—I promised myself weeks, not months, and definitely not years—I would be well enough to return to journalism. “How’s Mom?” I asked.

“Good,” Dad said. “Well, you know. She’s settled in. She can’t wait to see you.”

I didn’t ask if she’d remember me. I hadn’t noticed signs of Alzheimer’s on my last visit, but that had been a year ago.

“Hey, a friend of yours runs the care home. She gave me a message for you. Said it was urgent.” Dad shuffled through the mail on the little table by the door.

I couldn’t think of any friends in Arizona. I hadn’t had any here since my childhood. My friends were scattered around the world, wherever news was happening.

Dad handed me an envelope. I propped my cane against the table so I had two hands to tear open the envelope. The handwritten message inside was brief:

Kitty—Please come see me ASAP. I need your help.

—Heather Garcia

“She sounded . . .” Dad hesitated. “She asked about your journalism and begged me to bring you in as soon as possible.”

Try An Accidental Detective short story free: Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for my newsletterThis collection includes a ten-page mystery short story set in the world of “The Accidental Detective” series, information about the series, and the first chapter of book 1. After that are three fun, short stories originally written for children. You’ll also get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café, and “22 recipes from the cat café.”

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. She has lived in ten states and one foreign country but is now firmly planted in the Southwest, where many of her books are set. Learn more at www.krisbock.com

Kris’s cat café series is lighthearted sweet romance. Readers call it heartwarming, fun, and delightful. Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Kris also writes a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. These first two chapters from the novel Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium stand alone as a short story. In the future, you’ll get fun content about upcoming Felony Melanie novels and other romantic comedy news and links. Or find book 1 at Amazon US or All E-book retailers.

Kris writes for children as Chris Eboch.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

A #Giveaway for Ryan’s Temptation, #romanticSuspense by Daulton: After Chanel witnesses a murder, she and her sexy neighbor flee the city with the killer in hot pursuit. #Romance #ContemporaryRomance

Ryan’s Temptation

Series: Arresting Onyx (book 2.5)
Release Date: August 9, 2022
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 45k
Heat Rating: 4 Flames

Wrong place, wrong time. Now she’s running for her life.

Beautician Chanel Leroc can wield a pair of scissors like nobody’s business. After she witnesses a murder and lands on a serial killer’s hit list, she has to figure out how to protect herself—and fast. The killer tracks her down, but her sexy new neighbor, Dr. Ryan Naylor, drives the brute off.

The police dump the pair in a witness protection program, which doesn’t last long. Either the killer has a connection to the police, or he’s far more intelligent than they realize. All Chanel wants to do is get back to her safe life and get to know her neighbor better. Instead, she and Ryan hit the road and try to survive on their own.

How will they stay alive and keep their blooming romance intact with the killer hot on their trail?

Excerpt:

She blew a lock of her hair away from her face. “If your mom shows up, I’m screwed. I have no makeup, and the clothes I wore yesterday need a date with the washing machine. First impressions are everything with a man’s mother. Do you know you’re the first guy to see me barefaced since Jonas?”

Who was Jonas? He clamped his jaw on the question. “Mom will understand. She likes stubborn women who refuse to take my bull. Besides, you look great without all that junk on your face.” He stiffened as she lifted her manicured eyebrow. “But I’m not opposed to it either. Do what makes you feel comfortable.”

She chuckled softly. “Good save.”

He blew out a pent-up sigh. Whew! No doghouse for him. “Who’s Jonas?” Okay, so he asked. At least he didn’t growl it.

“My ex-boyfriend.” She traced the line of Ryan’s whiskered jaw. “We were living together and contemplating marriage when he got a great job offer out-of-state. I didn’t want to move, so he left and took our Corgi with him. I miss Rocky like crazy. Hell, I miss the dog more than I do Jonas.” She fluffed Ryan’s shirt. “I loved him, but it wasn’t that awe-inspiring, ballad-type romance I read about in my books. Anyway, I couldn’t afford the rent on our house, so I moved. I made the right decision to not leave Denver, but I wouldn’t be in this mess if I had.”

They also wouldn’t have met. His gut fisted. “How long were you with him?”

“About three years.”

He tunneled his hand through his mussed hair. “You’re just coming out of a long-term relationship. We should slow down.”

“How long have you been divorced?”

“Two years, but my marriage was over long before that.”

“I’m over Jonas, so I don’t need to take baby steps.” She rested her hands on his chest.

“Okay. If you’re sure?”

She claimed his lips, the passion in her kiss silencing his doubts.

 
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To celebrate the release of Ryan’s Temptation, Amber is giving away two prizes.

First place prize: $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card

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 Contest runs from July 15 to August 16.

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About the Author: Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Meet the Accidental Detective in the humorous #mystery series readers praise for great characters, a twisty plot, and fun! #CozyMystery #BookBuzz

Meet the Accidental Detective 

[Originally published on the Rebecca M. Douglass Author blog during the Great Escapes book tour. See her review.]

Hello from Arizona. I'm Kate Tessler. I've been a journalist for my whole adult life – almost 30 years - specializing in covering wars and natural disasters. I thought I'd seen it all, and most of it half a dozen times. I'm uncomfortable in an interview if the subject doesn't have guards armed with AK-47 assault rifles. It's a dangerous life, no matter how much you start to take it for granted.

Then one day I was too close to a bomb when it exploded. 

Don't worry, I'm not a ghost – merely a 49-year-old woman who now walks with a cane. I never felt old before, but I sure am noticing the difference as I face 50. My body doesn't recover like it used to. I can't tell if the brain fog is from the painkillers, PTSD, or menopause. When people see my silver hair and cane, their gazes slide on by.

I'm not even sure if it's a blessing or a curse that the accident brought me back home to Arizona. It’s weird sleeping in my childhood room and trying to figure out how to be roommates with my father. My mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and it’s hard seeing her like that. Dad is still pretty sharp, but he's showing his age too. Meanwhile, my sister Jen holds a grudge. For what? She’s not saying, and I don’t have the energy to figure it out. 

I promised myself I’d only be home for a few months to heal. Then I’d head back to the trenches. I assumed those months would be boring. What excitement could the Phoenix Metropolitan Area offer compared to Middle Eastern war zones?

But I’m no longer a teenager known as Kitty. Now I’m a famous journalist, or at least one who is somewhat well-known in my hometown. People are coming to me when they have problems that need investigation and they don't want to go to the police.

Like Heather, an old high school acquaintance who now runs a nursing home. She’s afraid two recent patient deaths might not have been natural. She wants to know if someone is killing her patients.

Why is that my problem? I'll tell you why: because my mother lives in that nursing home now. She may be fading from the woman I knew, but I'm not ready to lose her. 

So it's time to shake off the brain fog, pick up the cane, and get back to investigating. This time, instead of warlords and military commanders, I'm facing down suburban housewives and trying to get information from memory care parents. Instead of a research assistant, I have a young computer genius who looks like a cheerleader and thinks like Bill Gates with better morals. Instead of bodyguards, I have my father with his men's coffee group, the Coffee Shop Irregulars.

I've lived through wars, "military operations," a kidnapping, three major earthquakes, and two hurricanes. Turns out that was just the warmup.

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: The Accidental Detective Book 1, by Kris Bock
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War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, Kate returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she's starting to feel her age (49), even though she's living like a teenager again: staying with her father, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still think of her as Kitty.

Seeing her mother in an Alzheimer's unit is the hardest part – until an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at that nursing home. Is a self-appointed "Angel of Mercy" killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won't fit.

If Kate can't uncover the truth, her mother could be next on the killer's list.

Something Deadly on Desert Drive

In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. Now Kate and her quirky gang of sidekicks have new problems to solve. Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia. They think she's lying. Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, Kate must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels

Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. Or find the books on Amazon US or All E-book retailers