Dead Cereus

When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Night Lights Gala, Holly Jackson is there—and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival.
Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her arch-nemesis, secure her scholarship, and catch a murderer…if she can! This is the ultimate escape book with an epic romance and a fantastic, unique mystery rolled into one hilarious story. In fact, it just might be the funniest book you’ve read all year!
Here is what The Prairies Book Review had to say about Dead Cereus:
“Seamon is a master at creating atmospheric settings, and cozy mystery lovers will find it easy to fall under her spell. An appealing, witty heroine, a gem of a leading man, and well-constructed setting and plot make this one a must-read for both mystery lovers and fans of chick-lit literature. Readers will look forward to more of Holly and William’s adventures.”
Enter the world of Dead Cereus; you’ll never want to leave. Pick up a copy of Dead Cereus today! Kira Seamon is the debut author with the killer imagination.


Meet Kira Seamon

Kira Kanani Seamon was born and raised in Hawaii. A polymath, Kira is a gold medal/state winner in piano performance and a National and two-time Regional Dance Champion. She’s also an award-winning photographer, and in 2020, she received the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which she appeared in the Wall Street Journal that same year.
Kira has been featured in the Writers and Readers’ Magazine, DRIFT Travel magazine, as well as fifty other newspaper features. Her horror short story, A Cereus Curse, is published in Terror Tract’s Hell-o-Ween 2021 anthology. Her debut novel, Dead Cereus, releases in January of 2022 and has already received a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite and the Royal Dragonfly Award in the romance category.

Magic Inc.

Say the right words in just the right way, and step through a mirror into Mana Valley. A pocket dimension hidden on Oriceran.

Are you in need of high tech wands, Shifter apps, services for the dark internet or other magical technology? Well, take a chance and enter. All that and more can be found here.

Could there be a competitor on the horizon?

Fran Jackson is a clever witch with big dreams of being a magi-tech entrepreneur and the know how to make things happen. But a dark past buried in her family’s legacy may get in the way.

Magical monsters have begun crossing through the mirrors and attacking Fran’s employees.

Something dark is stirring under Mana Valley and what it wants could transform the world in terrible ways.

Will Fran and the old lineage of Evermores be able to put a stop to it before it’s too late for both worlds?

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Wavily Witches: The Complete Series

Welcome to The Hotel Wavily where the guests are wicked, the owners are witches, and the service is to die for. This box set includes all 6 books in the Wavily Witches cozy mystery series. Join Evian, Granny, Rita, and Squeaks (Evian’s batty familiar) on their adventures in and around Tea Town, Kenya as they discover bodies, fumble spells, plan weddings, clear the innocent, (and mostly) learn how to drive. If you enjoy exotic locations, eccentric characters, and bewitching stories, then download Wavily Witches: The Complete Series to start your spellbinding African holiday today!

Meet Vered Ehsani

Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than she cares to admit. She lives in Kenya with her family and various other animals. The monkeys in her backyard inspire Vered to create fun, upbeat adventures with a supernatural twist. She enjoys playing with quirky, witty characters who don’t quite fit the template for ‘normal’ despite their best efforts. She’s perfectly comfortable exploring the brighter side of human nature. Are you looking for a mind-refreshing dip into a charming, fanciful world? Then welcome. Sit down with a cup of tea and prepare to be reminded that life can be a delightful place.

The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery

In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared from the boarding-house where she lives. Her distraught fiancé is certain that she must have been kidnapped. But the case takes a new turn when a city detective appears on the scene, looking for a woman who matches the description of the missing girl. Was Charity really kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of Charity’s disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late? The Silver Shawl is a novelette, approximately 15,700 words. The Mrs. Meade Mysteries are a series of historical mystery shorts, each just the perfect length to accompany a cup of tea or coffee for a cozy afternoon. Fans of classic lady sleuths such as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple are sure to be delighted to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Meade, and history lovers will enjoy each quick trip back to the turn of the 20th century for the puzzles both quaint and dramatic which come her way.

Meet Elisabeth Grace Foley

Elisabeth Grace Foley has been an insatiable reader and eager history buff ever since she learned to read, has been scribbling stories ever since she learned to write, and now combines those loves in writing historical fiction. She has been twice nominated for the Western Fictioneers’ Peacemaker Award, and her work has appeared online at Rope and Wire and The Western Online. When not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time outdoors, music, crocheting, and watching sports and old movies. She lives in upstate New York with her family and the world’s best German Shepherd.

Confined Within Dark Secrets

Lies, secrets, thirst, and death! Was that all their wicked world was capable of? Or was there more to it than what meets the eye? “Savor every moment that you can-” he whispered in my ear. “- because sooner or later, you’ll be singing your own death song.” His cool breath made the hairs at the back of my neck stand up and his evocative words brought back the premonitions of imminent peril that had descended over me. After a fatal accident late one night followed by inexplicable string of events, Reign Brooks’ life takes a drastic turn when she finds herself caught in a dark realm with a war raging between two clans of primeval vampires. Amidst unveiling dark secrets, she desperately tries to find a way out of the abyss while fighting the fatal battle of trust and betrayal. This is a vampire thriller fantasy series with a pinch of romance struggling within a doomed unfair world! Dive into the dark vampire world to unfold their secrets!

Meet Swathi Mani

Swathi Mani is the author of Confined Within Dark Secrets. She wrote a handful of fan fictions before deciding to write her own novel. Swathi lives in Bangalore and is currently at a crossroads. Keep in touch with Swathi Mani via : https://www.instagram.com/swathimaniauthor

The Wonkiest Witch

Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn.

And a dead body.

Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her thirty years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life. 

She heads deep into the English countryside intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick. 

Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals, persuades her that a variety of folk – of both the mortal and magickal persuasions – have it in for her.

The dilapidated inn presents a huge challenge for Alf. Uncertain who to trust, she considers calling time on the venture. 

Should she pack her bags and head back to London?

Don’t be daft.

Alf’s magickal powers may be as wonky as the inn, but she’s dead set on finding the murderer. 

Once a witch always a witch, and this one is fighting back.

A clean and cozy witch mystery.

Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this fantastic new witch mystery series, from the author of the award winning novel, Crone.

Read The Wonkiest Witch now!


Meet Jeannie Wycherley

Genre-hopping introvert and word witch living somewhere between the forest and the sea in East Devon, UK.

Jeannie finds inspiration everywhere: myths, stories and songs, people watching, a word here, a look there, but mainly in the landscape. Devon has it all – rocky coast, pebble and sandy beaches, winding lanes and picture perfect cottages, cliffs and forest.

A good day for Jeannie means a blustery wind, racing waves and salty rain. She lives with her husband and two dogs, make a lot of soup, plays too many computer games and loves watching movies.

Bodies, Baddies and a Crabby Tabby

SECOND EDITION – June 2021 

Ideal for the beach, or curling up on the couch with a duvet and a cuppa, the Bliss Bay Village Mystery Series will take you sleuthing with no strong profanity, violence, or sex!

Murder in an English village. Unsolved mysteries. An empty-nester longing for a quiet life. What could possibly go wrong?

Megan Fallon is in a pickle. As if empty-nest syndrome wasn’t bad enough, she’s joined the ranks of the unemployed, and her fiancé’s run off with her hairdresser.

In desperate need of a change of scene, she heads back to her childhood village home for some long-overdue friends and family time. Things are looking up until members of the community start getting bumped off at an alarming rate, and Megan finds herself at the heart of an investigation that has her suspecting everyone.

As she becomes involved in the hunt for a murderer, it’s not long before she finds out that some of the villagers are harbouring shocking secrets…

Will you guess whodunnit?

This is a clean, lighthearted, mystery read with no strong profanity, violence, or sex, and is written in British English.

Readers say:

first British cozy mystery I’ve read and I loved it. the cat is a gem. I especially liked the cooperation between protagonist and detective. solves the conflict problem that often derails this genre. Best of all there were no loose ends. All the puzzles were solved in a delightful way. — Reviewer TK

Life in a small town is featured with a spectacular cat story embedded within. Artfully crafted story. — AK, Amazon Reviewer

I have always enjoyed a cat mystery and this one is no exception. Well written and flows so nicely. I never did figure out who was guilty of the murders. — Kindle Customer

I love cozy mysteries, and this did not disappoint. I thought I had it figured out twice, only to find another twist in the plot. — SF, Amazon Reviewer

This was one of the most engrossing mysteries that I have read in a long time. It kept me guessing the whole time. — Avid Reader, Amazon Reviewer

This book kept me on my toes with the twist & turns. The author knows how to make the village and all the people come to life. — Amazon Customer


Meet Sherri Bryan

When Sherri doesn’t have her nose in a book, you’ll most likely find her scribbling down ideas for new stories, tapping away on her laptop, rustling up something experimental in the kitchen, or out with her rescue dog, George, who has her well and truly wrapped around his little paw.

A Tango Before Dying

When trouble waltzes in, it’s not long before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler step in to solve another mystery!The renowned dancer, Madame Charlotte Carol Chantel, is visiting LA to participate in the World Ballroom Dance Championship. Lunch and a photo op in Arcadia Park with “Mad” Max Marley suddenly go terribly wrong. An angry woman hurls a glass of wine at Madame Chantel along with accusations and threats. Before she can be caught, she runs away and disappears into the crowded theme park.

A Godmother’s Mysterious Death

Carol Ripley, Georgie’s Executive Assistant, is distraught when she finds her godmother and namesake dead a few hours later. There’s no apparent sign of foul play, but Madame Chantel’s death comes as a surprise since the sixty-something dance teacher and performer was in excellent health. It’s even more shocking when the investigators soon discover reasons to treat her death as suspicious, and an autopsy reveals someone murdered Madame Chantel.In the immortal words of Voltaire, “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

Reading maybe, but not dance, apparently. Dressed as she was when Carol found her, with music still playing in the background, was a tango before dying Madame Chantel’s final act?

Was Madame Chantel murdered by a jealous romantic partner, an obsessed fan, a rival in the competitive world of Ballroom Dancing or someone else? Is Madame Chantel the only target or are other dancers in danger as well?Grab your copy of, A Tango Before Dying in the much-loved Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Anna Celeste Burke. Don’t wait to find out who murdered Madame Chantel!

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Meet Anna Celeste Burrke

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs. After my husband earned his GED we went to college and eventually completed Ph.D.s from the University of Michigan. As luck would have it, we found professor jobs with U of M’s longstanding football rival, The Ohio State University. Go blue! Go bucks!

Retired now from my role as a professor, I’ve picked up a long-standing interest in writing fiction. At the university, I wrote and published widely as a scholar. I also carried out hundreds of training, consulting and speaking engagements on gloriously nerdy topics.

​So what on earth does a research scientist have in common with a mystery writer? As avid fans of the mystery genre will tell you at the core of any good mystery is a passionate search for the truth. Discovering the truth involves finding and assembling pieces of complex puzzles in order to solve seemingly intractable problems. Scientist and sleuth are cut from the same cloth!

​Still married to the same sweet guy, I live with my husband in one of the seven desert resort cities in the Palm Springs area. As my heroine, Jessica Huntington will tell you, the Sonoran Desert is a beautiful setting in which to ponder life’s mysteries while enjoying the bountiful delights of the resort communities.

Murder Most Pemberley

Eat a crumpet. Check. Say “bloody hell” in an English pub. Check. Solve three murders and fall in love? Definitely not on the list. But when England dishes up murder, even an American girl knows it’s time to channel her inner Agatha Christie. 

American Eliza Darcy travels to Merry Old England to partake in a Darcy/Bennet family reunion for one reason: to solve the estrangement between her father and uncle. Not long after Eliza’s arrival and exploration of the vast estate of her ancestors, a dead body surfaces. Murder and mayhem replace afternoon teas and flirting with her British heartthrob. Eliza has every intention of keeping her snoot out of official Scotland Yard business, but when clues to the murder begin to merge with her investigation into her family’s rift, her inner wannabe sleuth self-activates. 

With the help of her batty great-aunt and the sexy Heath Tilney, Eliza hurries to untangle the web of lies and secrets. As corpses start to pile up faster than the clues, Eliza fears the estate’s family graveyard will swallow another body: hers.


Meet Jessica Berg

I live in a crazy world filled with four children, a supposed-to-be miniature Australian Shepard, and an adoring husband. I add to my daily crazy fix by teaching high school English as well!
I have three passions: family, teaching, and writing. My stories are based on real people with real emotions and real flaws. My family is a source of many of my characters, and because I love to people-watch, my characters often mirror the mannerisms and personalities of people I see across the street or people I meet in the Wal-Mart aisles.

Escape to Osprey Cove

What Doug finds in the secret compartment of his new red Corvette will forever change his life. It will also change Catherine’s. Doug and Catherine come from two different worlds. Catherine’s world is one of privilege and wealth. Doug grew up dirt poor and full of envy of others who had the things that he wanted but could not have. His goal was to one day have all the things he coveted. Their worlds collide when Catherine, VP of a large New York City marketing firm, hires Doug. As soon as Doug learns of Catherine’s wealth, he sees Catherine as his ticket to all the things he covets. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married.

Poor boy meets rich girl should have resulted in happily ever after — not exactly. Doug quickly learns he also covets independence. Events begin to unfold in each of their lives. For Doug, it is his mysterious discovery in the secret compartment of the Corvette. For Catherine, it is a business meeting with Alex Droxell at the Osprey Cove Lodge. When Catherine enters the beautiful and serene lodge, it’s as though she is entering another place and time. The lodge is an escape from the nightmare she is living back home.

Authors Note: The Osprey Cove Lodge series is uniquely written, spanning seven geographic locations from the scenic Canadian region of the Rideau lakes to the beautiful shores of the Caribbean. An interesting web of mystery develops as the characters’ lives intertwine. The setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge series was born from my love of the beauty of this region in Canada. The description of the lodge is so beautiful and inviting that you will want to pack your bags and head there. The series is written in a continuing fashion; please be sure to read the books in the order written.


Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, cooking, baking. And of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.
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