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The Vanished lady

Dana Lawrence doesn’t imagine when she buys the quaint Victorian house in the remote mountains of Colorado that her life will soon be in danger. She has heard the legend of Lelia Glenn and how she vanished in the 1800’s, but no one told her about the more recent disappearance of Amy Walden two years ago.
On the night of her arrival, Dana spies someone digging on her land. The sheriff tells her that on the day Amy disappeared Glenndale’s jewelry store was robbed. Amy’s boyfriend, Donnie Thorpe, is still on the run, and his accomplice, Jed Hoyt, has just been released from prison. Bennett believes a third party masterminded the robbery--her handsome neighbor, Logan Rand.
While Dana tries to beat the thieves to the stolen goods, she uncovers a grave. Threats and attempts on her life follow in rapid succession. Dana must identify the killer before she becomes the next vanished lady.

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Lost City of the Condor

While traveling on a local bus in Chinchero, Peru, Arla is approached by a mysterious female peddler who shows her a small, silver warrior. The statue is identical to those found only in rare Inca tombs located high in the Andes. Arla suspects this is a genuine artifact, perhaps stolen from the same Capacocha burial site her co-worker, Lance Hayden, is seeking. When the woman tells her she has many more items for sale, Arla follows her to an abandoned house. Too late, Arla realizes she has fallen into a trap! 

Arla gets kidnapped by a group of ruthless thieves who are holding Lance Hayden hostage. They believe Arla’s in possession of a journal, which is the final link to the Lost City and the secret it holds… 

Death lurks, biding its time… This is a race against time that takes Arla to a snowy mountain peak and a clash with the looters for the most priceless treasure of all – the golden condor!

"The Lost City of the Condor" is a very well-written and exciting story, filled with danger, intrigue, and murder. I found it refreshing that the authors put together a superb plot with a generous blend of history and the geography of the area without using a tour guide approach. The action starts with the opening chapter and never ceases. The characterization is good. All in all, a well-thought-out story. 

Reviewed by Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite


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Death Blow

When Laura Radburn's tenant, Crystal Mar, is murdered, Laura finds herself unexpectedly appointed as legal guardian of Crystal's 4-year old child. Shortly after she takes Karma in, Laura begins receiving death threats. Is someone after the child—or is Laura herself the target?
. . . a gripping tale of a brutal murder whose only witness is a four-year-old child. This chilling storyline takes plenty of twists and keeps you guessing until the very end. Fans of mystery/suspense will enjoy this latest novel by Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton; it is a winner!--Tracy Farnsworth, Ivy Quill Reviews


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 Bitter Melody
 When Elaine Sands auditions as a singer for the Wind River Band, her wildest dreams seem to be coming true.  But soon it is clear that someone is out to ruin her success.  During her first night on stage, Elaine barely escapes receiving a fatal electrical shock.  Threatening phone calls suggest she has become the target of some obsessed fan.  Yet Elaine is shattered when she finds out Rex has a reason to want her out of the way--and may have hired her for the sold purpose of staging her death.  What started out as a once-in-a-lifetime adventure suddenly becomes a tour of evil. 

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When Lennea Andrew's traveling companion, Delores, mysteriously vanishes in the bustling Mexico City airport, Lennea has no choice but to trust handsome Joseph Darrigo, who gallantly comes to her aid. The handsome, dark-eyed stranger helps her get through customs and escorts her to Merida, where she is to work with renowned archaeologist Wesley Hern. 

When Lennea finds a large amount of money in a secret compartment in Delores' luggage, she becomes tangled in a web of intrigue. Where did the money come from? And what of the handsome stranger Lennea has come to trust? Is Joseph Darrigo really who he claims to be, or is he, along with Delores, involved in some illegal scheme?

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Fire blazes around Sonya Brighton when she returns to Linnville, Kansas, to visit her uncle Alex and settle her father’s estate. First the Brighton Warehouse, in which Sonya is a partner, burns. As she investigates, fire rages again--this time to cover up an attempted murder. And, to Sonya’s dismay, her uncle has become estranged from his stepson, Dan Rathmell. Dan’s mother died recently, and Alex, stricken with illness, hastily remarried an opportunist, who, with her sister and brother-in-law, has taken over the Rathmell house.

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COMING SOON!  The Arla Vaughn Pre-Columbian Mystery Series: The Maya

The Mayan Mask of Death

When Arla Vaughn accepts the role of temporary Dean of Archaeology, the museum’s purchase of an elaborate Mayan mask seems an evil portent. The dual face, one side a handsome Mayan nobleman, the other side a skull-like visage with a glimmering obsidian eye represents the good and evil of mankind.
Three years ago Jordan Lund’s wife was strangled on campus and he has devoted his life to finding her killer. When a second woman from Arla’s department is murdered in the same way, the police believe this is the work of a mysterious serial killer known as The Scarlet Strangler. But Arla soon links the brutal murders to the dig in Copan. Her investigation takes her to where the mystery has its roots, the Copan ruins in the jungles of Honduras. There, to uncover the truth, Arla must match wits with a killer as duplicitous as the Mayan Mask of Death.

4 Stars
 "a colourful, fast-paced adventure, ideal for armchair travellers. Arla comes across as a determined, plucky no-nonsense lady who doesn't suffer fools gladly. What's more, we're assured that a second book in the Arla Vaughn: Pre-Columbian Treasure Series - the Inca - is soon to be published, The Lost City of the Condor. Can't wait - sharpening my archaeological trowel already!"  Nik Morton, Amazon Review

Check for These Kindle and EBook Titles at Amazon, Smashwords, and other EBook Stores:

  • The Curse of Senmut
  • Path of the Jaguar
  • The Viking Crown
  • Stone of Vengeance
  • The Vanished Lady
  • Three to Die
  • Bitter Melody
  • Flames of Deceit
  • Depths of Darkness
  • The Devil's Gate
  • The Seven Sapphires of Mardi Gras
  • A Deal on a Handshake
  • Homespun Courage
  • No Longer Drifting
  • The Bloody Knife 
  • A Blessing--Short Story 99 cents
  • Dead Man's Hand -Smashwords short  99 cents

Nonfiction and Craft of Writing EBooks

  • Fiction: From Writing to Publication  2012   $2.99
  • Writing and Selling a  Mystery Novel: A Simple Step by Step Plan  (Smashwords)

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  • The Mystery Behind Jack the Ripper: Serial Killer  $1.99