The Cape May Historical Mystery Collection

As you may have heard a hundred times by now, my next book is called Cape Menace: A Cape May Historical Mystery. This is the first book in my new Cape May Historical Mysteries Collection.

I thought I’d use my post today to tell you a little more about the collection. As of now, I am planning to include at least seven mysteries in the collection. The books will span the length of Cape May’s history between 1712 and the World War II era. Each book will be a standalone, so there is no need to read them in any particular order. Each book will feature different characters and focus on mysteries that are unrelated.

I am really excited about this project. My husband has been asking me for years to write about the area where we live in New Jersey, and I have found the research fascinating. I’m learning so much—the amount of information I didn’t know about Cape May County could fill volumes!

Here’s a little more about the Cape Menace:

Sarah Hanover and her parents, Ruth and William, left behind their life in England and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the English colonies in 1710, settling in the colony that had only recently been named New Jersey. Until the very early eighteenth century, the area had been known as East Jersey and West Jersey. It was in 1702 that the two provinces were joined.

In December of 1712, Sarah’s mother disappears without a trace. Sarah is convinced that her mother met a violent death when she came upon a wolf in the woods near their home, but as Sarah is to later discover, there were other—more sinister—forces at work at the time of Ruth’s disappearance.

It is just over two years later, in 1714, when Sarah experiences tragedy again, this time one that forces her to take a hard look at the secrets her father kept from her. She is beset by questions about the mysterious stranger with whom her father was doing business, the whispers she keeps hearing about her mother’s disappearance, and her own safety as she starts asking questions about what happened to Ruth.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Cape Menace and if you do, I hope you enjoy it. The ebook is available for preorder now (link to Google Play TBA), and the paperback version will be available very soon. I will keep you posted. If you’re interested, click this link to be directed to preorder at your favorite online retailer.

Thank you!

Until next time,

Amy

House of the Hanging Jade Cover Reveal

Before you scroll down to see the cover for my new book, let me thank you for your support in making The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor Amazon’s #1 bestseller for Gothic Fiction! I am thrilled and honored.

And there’s more good news, too! Secrets of Hallstead House is on that same bestseller list at #20!

It’s been a while since I posted any information about where the books can be found, so I’m going to do it again today.

And bonus! The ebook version of The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor is on sale for 99 cents at all major online retailers. Here are the links:

Amazon: Secrets of Hallstead House

Amazon: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

Barnes & Noble: Secrets of Hallstead House

Barnes & Noble: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

Kobo: Secrets of Hallstead House

Kobo: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

itunes

Indiebound.org: Secrets of Hallstead House

Indiebound.org: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor

For international readers who may be interested in either of my books, they are available at amazon.ca, amazon.co.au (Secrets of Hallstead House), amazon.co.au (The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor), amazon.co.uk (Secrets of Hallstead House), amazon.co.uk (The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor), amazon.in (Secrets of Hallstead House),  and amazon.in (The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor).

So now for the cover reveal!

As you may already know, I am in the copy-edits stage of my third novel, House of the Hanging Jade, which is due out in April, 2016. It is the story of Kailani Kanaka, a Hawaiian-born sous chef in Washington, DC, who decides to head back home to the tropics to take a job as a personal chef to a family living on the Island of Hawaii. I’ll be telling you more about the book in future posts, but for now I’d like to share the cover with you.

Drum roll, please…

 

House of the Hanging Jade cover

What do you think? The Art Department at Kensington Publishing went a little more modern with this one. I hope you’ll share your thoughts with me.

Until next week,

Amy

P.S. If you’re interested in pre-ordering House of Hanging Jade, you can do it on amazon, bn.com, and kobo.com!