Two Ladies, Two New Books

I'm over at The Ruralhood participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge and telling stories about my 17th summer, for most of April.

Before you come join me, read on about two of my blogger friends and their new books.

Coming May 7, 2013: The Begonia Bribe is the 2nd in the Garden Society Cozy Mystery series
by Alyse Carlson (aka: Hart Johnson). 
Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country’s most exquisite gardens, and it’s Camellia Harris’s job to promote them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment …

A beauty pageant for little girls—the Little Miss Begonia Pageant—has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park. Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There’s jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle involving local newsman—and known lothario—Telly Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the pageant from happening at all.

But the drama turns deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a deadly green thumb.
Preorder The Begonia Bribe at:
You can find Hart Johnson at
Facebook  and Twitter  (You can find her links on her blog)
 AND THEN THERE WERE TWO BOOKS                                          

Out today April 2: Solomon’s Compass by Carol Kilgore. A missing belt—her uncle’s prized possession. The lure of buried treasure. And a sexy former SEAL who makes U.S. Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell crazy. What more could any woman want. Right?
Taylor is in Rock Harbor, Texas, on a quest to unearth her uncle’s treasure—a journey far outside the realm of her real life. There’s one glitch. Taylor's certain the buried treasure was all in Uncle Randy's dementia-riddled mind. Now he’s dead.

 Former SEAL Jake Solomon is in Rock Harbor under false pretenses to protect Taylor from the fate that befell her uncle and the other members of a tight circle of Coast Guardsmen called the Compass Points who served together on Point boats in Vietnam.

Jake is definitely not supposed to become involved with Taylor. That was his first mistake. Taylor is attracted to Jake as well, but she refuses to wait for him to locate the killer when she knows her plan will force her uncle’s murderer into action.

But the killer's actions are just what Jake is afraid of.

SOLOMON’S COMPASS is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Carol writes a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss. Always at least one crime; always a love story. Her favorite authors are Lisa Scottoline, James Patterson, Lisa Gardner, and David Baldacci.

As the wife of a Coast Guard officer, Carol has lived in locations across the U.S. She and her husband now live in a San Antonio suburb and share their home and patio with two active herding dogs that keep them free from all danger, real or imagined.

You can find Carol here:





  1. Thanks so much, Teresa, for featuring my new book today. I'm pumped to be sharing space with my friend :)

    Hi, Hart/Alyse!

  2. these sound great and the one is in my state, va.!

  3. And a cat on the cover too, has to be liked at my zoo haha

  4. wow, they sound great , thanks Teresa

  5. I think my daughter would love Begonia Bribe. And Ms. Kilgore is fantastic!!!!

    (Nice to visit a fellow Missourian!)

  6. Nice author features!
    Love the colorful cover.
    Happy A-Z!

  7. I've seen these books on other blogs: both look very interesting!

  8. They both look great. Hart is awesome, and I haven't read Ms. Kilgore yet but I'll keep her work on my list of who to read next. I'm off to visit your other blog and settle down to reading your wonderful stories. Best of luck on A-Z this year.

    Kathy M.

  9. Congratulations to Hart and Carol! I love both these covers and the descriptions, too. :)

  10. I've seen these books all over the blogosphere! Congratulations to both Hart and Carol! I wish them both the very best. They have very different covers, but both are really well done and eye catching.

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

  11. Sounds intriguing. I love a good mystery.


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