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The Perfect Brew is up for pre-order!!!  

This letter also has contest news and some chatter. Pull up a chair and a coffee. 


My Latest Book is Ready
A Magical Coffee Shop Where the Coffee is Good to the Last Magical Drop

An unexpected inheritance turns Cassie Black’s world upside-down, and she finds herself the owner of a sentient coffee-house that comes with an inter-dimensional portal and a side of ancient curse. When Cassie is summoned to attend the funeral of her great-aunt, Ophelia, she finds the picturesque village on the edge of the ocean is not at all what it seems. Her benefactor’s death is suspicious, and to make matters worse, after Ophelia’s lawyer explains her will to Cassie, he drops dead in a plate of cookie crumbs. That makes two unexplained deaths, which is two too many for a good witch to swallow.

Up to her neck in mysteries, and weighed down with a curse, Cassie canvases the town to find the murderer. Of course, there are many unusual suspects, a tall, dark and annoying human detective keeps getting in her way, and a seductive warlock offers his assistance.

Will Cassie catch the villain before he kills again? Will she be able to free herself from the curse? Will Sid, her beloved cat familiar with a naughty mind, convince her to play dirty with the boys? 

This is the first story in The Perfect Brew paranormal, cozy mystery series, set in the modern world where magic remains hidden or at least tries to. There’s no sex or violence on the page, but be prepared for some serious romance, mystery, and magic. 

The Perfect Brew can be read as a stand-alone.

P.S. The book launches September 16th, but you can order it now.

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Contest News
July Newsletter Contest
Summer Reading Question

To enter this month's newsletter contest you need to email me ( using the subject line "July", and tell me what you plan to read this summer. The randomly chosen winner will receive a $5.00 gift card. 

I'm really looking forward to hearing your responses. 


I'm thrilled that I've found a cover for The Perfect Brew. I spent hours looking for just the right image that would convey the story. If you imagine Lucille Ball as a witch, who inherits a magical coffee house and a curse you've got an idea of what the Perfect Brew trilogy is all about.  I love the concept, but it was almost impossible to show in a cover.  Eventually, I stumbled upon Ajajaireh, a designer who took my ideas and did a solid job. What do you think? Do you like it?

Meanwhile, my writing is getting back to normal and I'm having fun with my new characters. I've been reading a lot of M.C. Beaton (author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series) and her attention to detail is infectious. I've just started reading Liane Moriarty and I'm blown away by her, as well.

On the homefront, I'm looking forward to a summer visiting with my family. I have five perfect grandchildren ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 11, and seeing them makes my heart sing.

I hope you are all looking forward to a great summer, too. I wish you a happy Canada Day, a happy 4th of July or just a plain happy day.

See you between the lines,


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