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.

The Mountaineer’s Painting

Kevin Frost finds an expensive looking frame at a yard sale. For some reason the glass in the frame is painted over. Upon uncovering the painting beneath he finds a haunting mountainscape. That night he begins to dream about the painter’s fatal climb. And when he wakes he finds the painting has changed. This is a ghost story, a love story, and a murder mystery. If you loved the Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze movie ‘Ghost,’ you’ll love this suspenseful book.
Winner of the 2021Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal for excellence in paranormal fiction.

Editorial Review

Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!

Reviewed By Natalie Soine for Readers’ Favorite

The Mountaineer’s Painting: A Ghost Story by David Francis Curran tells the story of Kevin Frost, who feels compelled to drop everything that he is currently working on to go in search of the artist and anybody who may know something about a painting that he purchased from a yard sale. Kevin hangs the scenic painting in his bedroom and, as he sleeps, he starts to have dreams about a group of mountain climbers and a tragic accident that may not have been an accident at all. Kevin investigates the untimely death of a climber and in the process learns everything he can about mountain climbing, the rest of the climbers who were part of the group when the accident occurred, and the deceased climber’s widow.

What a delightful, enjoyable story. David Francis Curran includes images of basic equipment and there is a key to their purpose at the end of the book. The Mountaineer’s Painting is well written with many lively characters that we can all relate to, an exciting story, and a compelling plot that is well thought out. This novel is a quick, easy read filled with intrigue and anticipation, all keeping the reader interested from beginning to end. I enjoyed this unusual story and the pictures make a nice change. The author introduces the main character in the beginning so that the reader can create a mental picture of what he would look like. The interwoven twists, turns, and intrigue of people’s lives make for a thrilling novel. There are no negative aspects to this story, and with no bad language or erotic scenes, it is suitable for all ages. A well-earned five out of five!


Meet David Francis Curran

David Curran–David Curran IV on imdb.com, lives in the Montana wilderness with his wife of 51 years, his daughter, four cats, two dogs and until recently one chicken.

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers

” . . . a charming story with a great sense of humor, delightful animal characters, a strong love of gardening, a sweet romance, and a well-written murder mystery.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!
powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart will have you laughing your head off as it challenges your mind and warms your heart!
WARNING: extremely funny! May cause uncontrolled bouts of laughter.

If you love animals, THIS book is for YOU!

Ant, the irresistible chihuahua, is more than a main character.
Read how he steals the show, just as he steals your heart!
And what about the PURRFECT PURRSIAN PUSSYCAT, Pansy?
Once Pansy sets eyes on William, she doesn’t let go . . . literally!

Fall out of your chair laughing as you read how William has to go through the days doing everything while holding a cat in one arm.

” . . . Krista Lockheart does a charming job of building a quirky setting around the love of flowers and animals with writing that establishes a cheery, colorful, and humorous tone. This is a world that you want to be part of and immerse yourself in.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and Pansy, her grandfather’s cat.

But wait, what? Heather suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when she finds some human remains in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?

Meanwhile, her chance meeting with fellow flower enthusiast, Lars Oslo, turns her world upside down as she falls in love with that handsome and kind man. Their dates are off the charts romantic, and Heather feels like she won the lottery as their relationship progresses. Read how her fresh clean romance bursts into bloom in an unforgettable way.
” . . . Romance is incorporated throughout with a sweet and genuine relationship that balances out the murder mystery while also creating the sense of a new beginning in her life. Heather is a character with a great sense of humor and confidence in herself that’s infectious, such as her feeling ready to conquer the world and be on top of it. She’s a character that you’d want to be friends with in real life.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!

Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.

Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.

Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today!

Author Krista Lockheart’s debut novel earned seven awards and ten glowing editorial reviews.


Meet Krista Lockheart

Award-winning author Krista Lockheart writes irresistible cozy mysteries filled with humor and buzzworthy characters and plots. Her favorite activity is interacting with her readers from all over the world, and she enjoys their feedback and comments on her social media platforms. She loves good food, good conversation, and good books! Cooking is a passion, and she especially enjoys making pasta with vegetables. Chocolate, avocado, and seafood are her favorite foods to celebrate with.

Alternates

An extinct power. A dangerous plot. A deadly secret. After witnessing her doppelganger’s murder, Mia discovers that she has the power to travel between worlds. Hunted by the emperor of universes for her newfound ability, she’s forced to team up with an escaped convict and his associates to find the way back home. As they each pursue their own agenda, Mia grows closer to the group. Their motivations come to light, and Mia’s own goals begin to shift. Soon she discovers that her journey home might not be as simple as she thinks and that the fate of universes may rest on her shoulders.

Meet Veronica Samek

An adventure through alternate dimensions.

Perfectly Imperfect

A thrilling new novel about a hitman who tries to change his life for the better, only to find that the past is never really left behind. Nataly is a charming and likable ex-hitman who has finally decided to change his life for the better. He is a hitman with a reputation for being the best in the business. He’s efficient, ruthless, and has never missed a mark. After years of killing for hire, he’s now determined to put his skills to use for good. It is a calm sunny Saturday morning in the Big Apple and the beginning of summer. Nataly’s favorite time of year. While sitting in his car, going over the turbulent events of his life, he’s given the opportunity to kill Mr. Johnson, a hotshot banker. Nataly knows it’s finally time to make a stand and not to pull the trigger for money anymore. But something unexpected happens. Torn between doing what is right and what is easy, Nataly must make a series of difficult decisions that will have far-reaching consequences for him and those he cares about. However, Nataly soon discovers that the decision to spare Mr. Johnson’s life is not so simple. The past is never really left behind, and the present is full of difficult choices that must be made. As he tries to rectify his one good decision, Nataly will come face-to-face with betrayal, violence, and death. With enemies on all sides, Nataly must use all of his skills to stay alive and protect those he loves most. Perfectly Imperfect is a pulse-pounding thriller about the difficult choices we all face in life and how even the best intentions can lead to disaster. With its twists and turns, explosive action, and complex characters, Shaun Kolich’s novel is sure to keep readers hooked from beginning to end.

Meet Shaun Kolich

Italian Tilt (Bargain Book)

Italian Tilt is a novel that goes beyond  exploring how Donald, the main character, finds romance and discovers a new culture while on a trip to Italy. It also deals with the nature of  personal  growth, the nature of friendship, as well as family conflict and reconciliation.


Meet Carlos Rubio

CARLOS RUBIO was born in Cuba and came to the United States in 1961. After finishing high school, he attended Concord College and West Virginia University. A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has written Saga, Orisha and Hubris. In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo León International Prize for Novels. In English he is the e author of Orpheus’s Blues, Secret Memories and American
Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels. In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword’s Magazine Book of the Year Award. His novel Forgotten Objects was published by Editions Dedicaces in 2014. Since then he has completed two Spanish-language works, Final Aria and Double Edge. The latter was a finalist in the International Reinaldo Arenas Literary Contest and was subsequently published by Ediciones Alféizar in 2019.

Thief (Bridgemoor County)

Jane Smith, or Val as she was known, is a single mother running away from the trauma of her past. Scarred and jaded, she’s learned the only person you can rely on is yourself. So when she’s caught by the local sheriff breaking into houses to survive, she knows she has to get away from him before he brings those she’s running from back into her life. But with a missing diamond necklace, and Jane his only prime suspect, Owen Phillips has no intention of letting her out of his sight. Even if being close to her pulls something in him he thought was long dead. Can they both get past their demons to find what they’ve longed for? Or will secrets from the past shatter their chance at coming out of the darkness?

Meet Stephanie Spicer

Stephanie Spicer is from a military family which meant she spent the majority of her life traveling. She has since made Atlanta, Ga her home and is raising her three kids with her husband who has been the love of her life for sixteen years. She’s always been an avid reader, finding romance novels when she was fifteen and promptly falling in love. She reads most anything she can get her hands on and when she couldn’t find books that matched the stories in her head she decided to start writing her own. Once she did it was like a light had gone off. She hopes you enjoy her stories as much as she enjoys writing them.

Commanding Sia

Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…

When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.


Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold.

Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

The Friendliest Festival

An Amazon Bestseller in 30-Minute Romance Short Reads (6 pages, 1700 words). Holly adores living in her cozy mountain town and all the surrounding beauty soothes her soul. She treasures beading jewelry for her own small business, while watching nature and its amazing creatures outside her window. But her mom begs her to move back to the city so she can find a man to marry. Holly doesn’t want to give up on her dreams, but does that mean she’ll have to give up on love? From a New York Times bestselling author, don’t miss the chance to discover what happens when you follow your heart in THE FRIENDLIEST FESTIVAL.

Meet Susan Hatler

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan’s books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too. ** To receive a FREE BOOK, sign up for Susan’s Newsletter: http://susanhatler.com/newsletter **

Before

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW “especially and unreservedly” recommends BEFORE, a Novel for community library General Fiction collections! “A deftly-crafted blending of coming-of-age and crime fiction…” Think you know the kids next door? Think again! The perfectly charming teens in this New Adult adventure are up to mischief that will make even a bad-boy biker blush! BEFORE, a Novel is a thoughtful and heart-warming blend of Coming-of-Age and Crime Fiction set in small-town America. With just the right mix of sweet and sordid, writer J. Kilburn builds a family, a town, and a tale that will stay in your thoughts long after you finish the book. BEFORE is a fun and edgy novel that follows the adventures and misadventures of Just Regular Kids as they come of age in a pastoral and peaceful college town. Buckle your seatbelts – all may not be as it seems. Events in a far-away Organized Crime empire lurk in the background as these teenagers take their first steps into adulthood. Adventurous readers will discover that two Sweet Sixteens have a lot more in common with hardened criminals than you – or the teens – might realize. Surprises are in store for everyone! Readers’ Favorite calls BEFORE a “hilarious” coming-of-age satire and awards it 5 stars! Independent Book Review recommends BEFORE and says: “… Kilburn weaves this teenage story with threads of secrets…. the tension is thick…. The relationships portrayed here are excellent. There’s an acute portrayal of parental abuse and how it shapes children; the love of a grandma who gives proper advice but gives enough space to make one’s own decision; and the struggle of a parent with a growing child…. Before nails the depiction of a small town with its gossip and rumors.” InD’tale Magazine awards BEFORE 3 stars calls J. Kilburn “a master at writing character development!”

Meet J. Kilburn

J. Kilburn’s narrative style has been compared to those of Joyce Carol Oates, Virginia Wolfe, D.H. Lawrence, Hunter S. Thompson, and Nell Zink. His subjects and almost cinematic descriptions of setting have earned his work comparison to movies and television shows like Sons of Anarchy, Tin Star, Twin Peaks, and Thelma and Louise. Prior to Heaven’s Door, a Novel and BEFORE, Kilburn’s other published work was a feature-length investigative news article that got the whole page in his community newspaper. Kilburn lives a quiet and private life on the shore of America’s sixth Great Lake. He has lived and worked in Vermont, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Minnesota. During these travels, Kilburn has dabbled in law enforcement, private security, emergency medicine, truck driving, and horse-logging. Other occupations have included at-risk youth mentor, big-city process server, park ranger, and industrial wastewater treatment operator. Along the way, he’s pedaled to 14,000 feet above sea-level in a major bicycle race, been marooned overnight on a deserted island, ridden a motorcycle from Chicago to Thunder Bay, and hiked Vermont’s highest peaks to watch sunsets on both the longest and coldest days of the year. He currently maintains plastics processing machinery for a major manufacturing company. When not at work he and his wife enjoy life around a little urban farm complete with greenhouse, garden, and mini-barn. Their current flock is composed of four chickens and a cat named Sierra Feral.