Killer Magic

8 Tales of Mystery and The Paranormal

by Carolyn Haines, Carole Nelson Douglas, Joanne Pence, Connie Shelton, Angie Fox

Quail Hill Publishing

Mystery, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance

December 20, 2015

Available in: e-Book

Killer Magic
by Carolyn Haines, Carole Nelson Douglas, Joanne Pence, Connie Shelton, Angie Fox

Escape with KILLER MAGIC to a world where anything can happen. Eight bestselling and award-winning authors take you to lands of spell-bound mystery and romance, fantasy and the paranormal. Ghosts, magical cats, time-travelers, witches, legends brought to life, and paranormal investigators fill these enchanted pages. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Angie Fox, Carole Nelson Douglas, Carolyn Haines, Joanne Pence, Connie Shelton, Harper Lin, Pamela DuMond and Denise Dietz present seven full-length novels and a set of five novellas. The hauntingly unique and versatile book bundle contains cozy mystery, traditional mystery, romance, fantasy, time-travel and paranormal novels and novellas.

(This bundle is from the team that brought you USA Today, Amazon, B&N, and international bestsellers, KILLER CONFECTIONS and KILLER TAILS.)

The books are:

Southern Spirits (paranormal mystery/romance) by Angie Fox A delightfully southern tale of mystery and intrigue. When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick---she gains the ability see spirits. But when she's drawn into a decades-old murder mystery, she wonders if some secrets should stay buried.

The Messenger (Mortal Beloved) by Pamela DuMond Book One (time-travel romantic thriller). This book is optioned for Film/TV. Sixteen-year-old Madeline meets Samuel when she time travels hundreds of years into the past. He's half Native, she's white, and their relationship is forbidden. Madeline time-travels to claim her birth right as a messenger---a soul who can slip through time, delivering messages that change a life or save many, but dark-souled time travelers crave her powers, and seek to seduce, or kill her.

Pawsitively Dead (A Wonder Cats Mystery - paranormal cozy mystery) by Harper Lin When Cath visits her parents' graves, she finds the dead body of the local hairstylist, and later stumbles upon an older corpse, nearly a skeleton, of a woman who died in 1958. It has been exhumed from her grave, but who would do that? While the police are stumped, Cath, Bea, and Aunt Astrid suspect sorcery... necromancy...

The Ghost of Squire House (romantic fantasy) by Joanne Pence A compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past and a lonely woman determined to make a fresh start soon find themselves in a battle of wills and emotion in this story of love, time, and chance.

Phantoms Can Be Murder (haunted cozy mystery) by Connie Shelton An enigmatic letter from her namesake aunt, a trip to England, and Charlie is seeing ghosts in the medieval Suffolk town of Bury St. Edmunds. But it isn't only slightly-eccentric Aunt Louisa's beliefs in the occult or her spooky "haunted sites" tours that pique Charlie's interest. Something sinister is brewing and draws Charlie into an investigation
of crimes that are far too real.

Skin Dancer (mystery) by Carolyn Haines When poachers are murdered in the South Dakota wilderness, locals believe that a Native American legend, the Skin Dancer, is back and seeking retribution for those who cruelly slaughter animals. Rookie Deputy Rachel Redmond lacks experience, but she has plenty of grit and determination. What she must discover---and quickly---is whether the killer is a mortal foe or something from a Lakota legend?

Hallie's Comet (paranormal time-travel romance) by Denise Dietz Hallie, a NYC artist, fills her canvasses with an 1890s Colorado mining town and a comet that hovers above a parlour house that includes a child named Knickers. Through Hallie's paintings, Knickers reaches adulthood. Traveling into the past, Hallie witnesses a love that cannot be destroyed by time or space.

Neon Noir (hip urban fantasy) by Delilah Street Paranormal Investigator, aided by Film Noir superstars, takes on werewolf mobsters and a sexy albino vampire in a supernaturally lethal Las Vegas, which will take your money and your life.



Carolyn Haines' Bio

USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines grew up with both parents working as journalists, and she was bitten by the writing bug at a very young age. Her three ambitions were to be a cowgirl, a mystery-solving sleuth like Nancy Drew, and a writer. Today, she has basically accomplished them all. She is the author of the acclaimed Bones mystery series and in addition, she works as an advocate for humane treatment for animals and operates a small rescue on her farm (7 horses, 9 cats and 6 dogs).

Haines claims to have had “the last golden childhood of the South.” She grew up in Lucedale, Mississippi, a town of 3,000 in the Southeastern Pine Barrens. She rode her bicycle all over the county with her wonderful dog Venus and employed her imagination to create adventures with her friends.

Her first job in journalism was at the local weekly, The George County Times, when she was in high school. She went on to work as a photojournalist at the Hattiesburg American while attending the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a B.S. in journalism.

She worked for nearly a decade in the news business, covering local politics, the state legislatures in Alabama and Mississippi, spot news, writing a personal column and her favorite—writing features and using photography to illustrate the story. With her mother, she ran a statewide bureau in Mississippi for the Mobile Register and the Mississippi Press. As part of her journalistic adventures, Haines covered an armed robbery on horseback, hopped a freight train, and rescued a young, injured bald eagle from certain death. She was the first female reporter hired on the news side of the Huntsville Times.

At the same time, she began writing short fiction for personal satisfaction. Under the sway of Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Doris Betts, and Lee Smith, Haines wrote about the landscape and the people she knew. The end result was being accepted by an agent who urged her to “write a novel.”

Another huge influence was Harper Lee and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Haines’s first novel was SUMMER OF THE REDEEMERS, a coming of age story set in 1963 rural Mississippi and published in 1994. Haines was honored in 2010 with the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing.

In 2009, Haines was named the recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.

From general fiction, Haines drifted into mysteries, and THEM BONES, a humorous mystery with a wise-cracking ghost, was bought at auction. The stories center around Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends. The fourteenth book in the series, BOOTY BONES, was published May 20, 2014, by St. Martin’s Minotaur.

While writing the lighter mysteries, Haines has continued to write in the darker terrain of the crime novel. PENUMBRA and FEVER MOON (both St. Martin’s Minotaur) are historical crime novels.

In May 2010, an anthology she edited, DELTA BLUES, was released to critical acclaim.

Along with writing, Haines is the fiction coordinator at the University of South Alabama where she teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction writing. And she is president of Good Fortune Farm Refuge, an organization dedicated to helping animals and to educating the public on the need to spay and neuter.

She lives on a farm with her “critters.” They are the terror of the neighborhood.