Cybil Austin loves Shady Oaks, and hopes to write her Regency romances undisturbed by a dysfunctional family. She doesn't count on renovation chaos or the presence of ghosts who fear the changes will wreak havoc with their non-lives. She also doesn't count on falling for her contractor, C. Maxwell Maitland. Handsome and charismatic, Max isn't seeking a relationship, but Cybil gets to him on more than a professional level. He is drawn to her eccentric personality, but a bad marriage has him gun-shy of anything suggesting permanence. And then, there are those pesky ghosts. They want Cybil gone and the renovations stopped. But not even a haunted house deters Cybil from pursuing Max. During the process, she learns about herself, life, and death. Will Cybil and Max enjoy a future at Shady Oaks? Can they and the ghosts co-exist in the same house?
"Woodsville is not like other towns. Night falls a little earlier there, the shadows are darker and denser, and everyone knows it's a place where strange things happen. Even if they won't admit it. Bethan would prefer to be anywhere but here. Jay has his theories, but isn't ready to share. Hashim sees more than he'll say, while Kelly's demons are all too flesh and blood. But Emily's freak-out brings them out of denial and face to face with the supernatural. Anywhere else, Friday night would be date night. But not in Weirdsville"--Page 4 of cover.
Cullerton's parents were always eccentric. Her mother gardened in curlers, pop beads, and black satin underpants, while her father hid wads of cash in shoes in the garage. This is a haunting, heartbreaking, and incredibly funny book that is a love letter to parents, family, and home -- however strange they may be.
Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom Violet Parker is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old Victorian masterpiece until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted. Short on time and long on worry, Violet refuses to give up her dream of a fresh start in Deadwood. But with a malicious coworker trying to get her fired, a secret admirer sending her creepy messages and a sexy stranger hiding skeletons in his closet, will Violet end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed?
You're invited to the hottest bash in Sinful, Louisiana. It's Gertie's Tenth Annual Funeral (because why have a funeral after she's gone and can't hear all the good things people say about her?) and she's pulling out all the stops, hoping to make this year's celebration the best one yet.Only someone has a different idea. Someone wants to take the f-u-n out of "funeral" and tries to turn fake-dead Gertie into real-dead Gertie.Who would want to kill Gertie? And why? And can Fortune and the Geritol Mafia stop him before he attempts to kill Gertie again?Nearly Departed is the first in the Sinful Stories series, a fast-paced novella set in the world of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune Mysteries, complete with a splash of suspense, a dollop of humor and a pinch of heart.A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR: Nearly Departed was first published on April 27, 2015 as part of the Miss Fortune Kindle Worlds program (which ended in July of 2018). It is now part of the Miss Fortune World published by J&R Fan Fiction. I wish to thank Ms. DeLeon for graciously allowing other writers to explore their own writing in a most Sinful way.Sinful Stories is a series of stories written by Shari Hearn within the Miss Fortune World featuring Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle. They may be read in any order; however, they do follow the timeline of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune series with regard to Fortune's relationship with Carter. With the earlier books in the series, Carter doesn't know Fortune's true identity. As Jana DeLeon's series changes with regard to Fortune's continued threat from Ahmad, future stories within Sinful Stories will reflect those changes.Currently, the stories within Sinful Stories include:Nearly DepartedMutiny on the BayouOverdueNearly BelovedRematchLeaving SinfulMurder on the Sinful Express