The Hibiscus Heist Is Out

It’s true, the second book in THE LILY LIST MYSTERY SERIES, THE HIBISCUS HEIST is here!  You can order your e-book or paperback almost everywhere now on-line.  You can probably order on-line at Barnes and Noble and pick it up in-store.

I hope you enjoy the further adventures of Lily Schmidt.  Prior to Devlin Pierce walking into her flower shop, her life was pretty normal.  Do you ever feel like a hamster doing the same thing over and over in your own private Groundhog Day?  Well, that was Lily’s World, only hers was very organized with schedules and post-it notes to keep her company going.  Her business was her life, but now things have changed.

In this book, Lily has a car stolen, is being followed, and is haunted by the memory of her friend’s murder.  She’s also falling in love with a DEA agent who is usually unavailable, and sometimes she feels he is unattainable.  Her lack of self-esteem keeps holding her back from a life she only dreamed of having.

You’ll also meet a few of Dev’s gang.  Personalities abound!  You’ll meet a crazy ex-Navy SEAL, a married “normal” member of the former special forces unit, and a priest who offers opinions at the drop of a hat.

And of course, Gretchen Malloy, wedding coordinator supreme, is back.  Abby, Lily’s assistant is making her own changes in her life, and we have more weddings!  (All the wedding stories are based on actual events in the life of my family’s business, CLARA’S FLOWERS.)

I can also announce two more books in the series with my publisher, CORRUGATED SKY PUBLISHING.  Our next installment is THE TULIP TERROR and THE SWEET PEA SECRET.

I’m so excited to be writing this great series.  Even though it is my first, there are future books ahead.  Happy reading!

What Are You Reading?

Do you ever get those posts from authors and blogs that ask what book you are reading right now?  I do almost every Friday.  I love the authors that send them out and even some of the publishers.  But when I’m writing I’m really not reading anyone else.  I’m also beginning to to do my taxes for my small business I own so sitting down and reading a book would be a wonderful luxury right now.  It’s been so cold it would’ve been a real treat to sit back with a cozy afghan and a cup of hot cocoa and just turn those pages…I edited my next novel instead.  The snow was just as pretty.  Don’t feel bad if you aren’t reading anything but the back of a cold medicine box.  Sometimes it just has to be that way.  If you are on your third or fourth book of the month, keep on reading.  We authors really need you to do that!  (The Poppy Drop would be a great idea if you need a novel.)

Cold Outside? It’s Getting Warm For Lily

The Lily List Mystery Series is continuing!  Thank you Corrugated Sky Publishing.  Soon, we’ll be announcing information on book number two.  I’m looking forward to more book events around the nation and enlarging my social media footprint.  It is only the beginning.  Lily is finding more adventure in her future and she’s keeping me very busy!  If you have already read  The Poppy Drop, please, write a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.  It really does help and if you have some thoughts it is very appreciated.  If you loved the book please tell your friends.  Thanks to all and happy reading!