Review: Planting Pearls by Virginia King

This intriguing novella is the perfect prologue to The First Lie, the first full-length novel in the Selkie Moon series. In Planting Pearls, the reader meets Selkie when she’s taken her first daring steps to reclaim her life from a controlling, psychologically abusive husband. At this point she’s still half-way between the person she was and the one she’s becoming, her true self. The author does a brilliant job in going back to this point in her protagonist’s life with insight and authenticity. It made me realize how much Selkie matures and develops through the series.

The mystery of a possible ghost at an old house in Hawaii intertwines—in the synchronistic, mysterious way things do for Selkie—with her talent for communicating and motivating, her personal journey, and also the initial hints of her psychic gift. The mix of folklore and ceremonies as well as modern life in Honolulu is irresistible. I loved seeing how Selkie’s friendship with Derek Delaney, a key character in the series, began. As always, Selkie is part of a circle, a network, not the go-it-alone type but someone whose nature is to make bonds. The twists in the plot kept coming long after I thought all the questions had been answered. Though some tragic events are woven through the plot, the story is about healing and reintegration for Selkie and for the people associated with the troubled house.

 

Mae Martin Book One #free Aug.-Sept.

The first Mae Martin Psychic Mystery

Obeying her mother’s warning, Mae Martin-Ridley has spent years hiding her gift of “the sight.” When concern for a missing hunter compels her to use it again, her peaceful life in a small Southern town begins to fall apart. New friends push her to explore her unusual talents, but as she does, she discovers the shadow side of her visions— access to secrets she could regret uncovering.

Gift or curse? When an extraordinary ability intrudes on an ordinary life, nothing can be the same again.

The Mae Martin Series

No murder, just mystery. Every life hides a secret, and love is the deepest mystery of all.

Free on all e-book retail sites through September 23.

Shaman’s Blues #99cent #Sale Nook, Kobo, and Apple

Shaman’s Blues

The second Mae Martin psychic mystery

 On the eve of her move to New Mexico, psychic and healer Mae Martin gets a double-edged going-away gift: beautiful music by a man who’s gone missing, and a request to find him. In her new home town, she quickly runs afoul of a questionable psychic who runs a health food restaurant. When Mae confronts her, the woman disappears—either to Santa Fe, or into another dimension. Now Mae has two missing persons on her hands. Finding them may prove easier than learning the truth about either or getting one of them, once found, to go away again.

The Mae Martin Series

No murder, just mystery. Every life hides a secret, and love is the deepest mystery of all.

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March #Sales E-book #Bargains in Mystery, Suspense and Thriller

The following books are bargains right now. Everywhere, not just Amazon. Book title links go to Goodreads for more about the books. Sales links take you Barnes and Noble, Kobo, the iTunes bookstore, and/or Smashwords. Review links go to my reviews on this site. (I didn’t review my own book, of course, so there isn’t one for The Calling. See Goodreads for reviews.)

A-Blind-Eye-Web-MediumMystery mixes with political intrigue for an American in Poland

A Blind Eye by Jane Gorman

review

Sale dates: through end of March

Sale price: 99 cents

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Kate Jones Thrillers Series, Vol. 1 boxed set of the first four novellas by DV Berkom

sale dates: through the end of March

sale price: 99 cents

review of a Kate Jones short (second half of review)

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callingebooknewInnovative twist on the mystery genre: no murder and a touch of the mystical

The Calling by Amber Foxx

Sale dates: through March 26th

Sale price: 99 cents

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FUNDAMENTALERROR 2Suspense with an unforgettable protagonist, introduction to the Amsterdam Assassin Series

Fundamental Error by Martyn V. Halm

Free everywhere all the time

Review

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Everywhere Bargains

Here are a couple of Everywhere Indie sales coming up: children’s poetry, and genre- blending mystical mystery:

 

Starting April 21st

The Calling by Amber Foxxcallingebooknew

The first Mae Martin Psychic Mystery

Obeying her mother’s warning, Mae Martin-Ridley has spent years hiding her gift of “the sight.” When concern for a missing hunter compels her to use it again, her peaceful life in a small Southern town begins to fall apart. New friends push her to explore her unusual talents, but as she does, she discovers the shadow side of her visions— access to secrets she could regret uncovering.

Gift or curse? When an extraordinary ability intrudes on an ordinary life, nothing can be the same again.

The Mae Martin Series

No murder, just mystery. Every life hides a secret, and love is the deepest mystery of all.

Sales links: https://amberfoxxmysteries.wordpress.com/buy-books-retail-links

$1.99 through April 30

 

Starting April 22nd:

Mr. Pumpkin-Head and Other Poems by Tori ZiglerZiglerPumpkin Cover 3 - 1600x2400

A collection of poems – many with a hint of humor – about nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.

Sale price: $1.20 (70% off)

Coupon code: QC34R (valid from April 22nd 2015 to May 1st 2015).

Sales link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/154488

Look for a guest post from Tori later this week on one of her charming stories for children.

For a chance to win The Calling and other books in paperback, go to

https://amberfoxxmysteries.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/giveaway-and-first-in-series-sale/