Author: Natalina Reis
Darkness has fallen. Real and unseen, evil is out there. Waiting. Watching. Biding its time. It might be your neighbor, your best friend—or something much, much worse. It might be the shadow itself. It will hunt you down when you least expect it. It will talk to you in the quiet hours of the morning and follow your footsteps when you’re alone. It’s chosen you…and it always gets what it wants.
13 dark tales await you. Ready to bring your worst childhood nightmares to life, to push you to the brink, and make you question your every decision…
The circus. Your beloved carnival rides. That mom and pop motel you pass every day on your way to work. They’ll never look innocent again. Because they’re not. No one and nothing can be trusted. Not even yourself.
Are you ready to take the ultimate dare? To spin the devil’s wheel?
13 will get you every time.
— AUTHORS —
Carissa Ann Lynch
Thomas S. Flowers
Hi, Peg. Thanks for joining us on Cozy Chat. Have a seat and help yourself to some tea while we talk.
My agent and I tossed various ideas around. She had the idea for a farmer who blogs, and I really liked the concept. I decided I wanted to do something a little different so I made her a young widow with an almost teenaged daughter and an eight-year-old son. She blogs about cooking, farming, raising children and life in general which, on Love Blossom Farm, is sometimes a little crazy!
Sounds nice. Do you have any advice to other authors about writing cozies or writing in general?
Never give up! I had 400 rejections on three projects I’d been circulating to agents for two years when I finally got my “big break” thanks to a writing buddy who put me in touch with her agent about a project. Another bit of advice—network with other writers through on-line writers’ groups. You never know who might open a door for you. As for writing cozies, the key is a strong “hook.”
Wow! That’s impressive. Being persistent is definitely important for authors. I’m currently looking for an agent myself and, although I haven’t sent out nearly as many queries as you mentioned, I don’t let the rejections deter me.
What are you currently working on?
I just received the copy-edits from my editor for the third Cranberry Cove release, Dead and Berried. The second Farmer’s Daughter book, Sowed to Death, is scheduled for release in 2017. The first one, “No Farm, No Foul” is scheduled for release today, September 6, and I’m working on the fifth book in my e-book Lucille Series coming out through Beyond the Page Publishing.
Sounds like a full schedule. I also juggle several books and other writing projects. Do you write any other genres than cozies?
Right now I am very busy with my cozies, but I’m doing research for a proposal for a historical mystery, and I’d love to try my hand at suspense. I like a challenge!
I think that’s great. Can you tell me how you got started in writing?
By reading. Reading Nancy Drew gave me the urge to write a mystery although my first writing, done when I was around seven, was plays that I forced my cousins to perform at Christmas dinner!
Nice story. What are your hobbies besides writing?
Reading, of course, and I love to cook. I’m hopeless at needlework of any kind, and forget scrapbooking—the only pictures that have made it into albums are through 1984!
LOL. It’s hard to find the time for hobbies when you write, but reading is always helpful.
Is there anything else you’d like readers of this blog to know about you and/or your books?
Thanks for the interview, Peg, and best wishes on your upcoming cozies and other books.
We Will Always Have the Closet
by Natalina Reis
Petra Galatas sees the world through rose-colored glasses…
Petra has always chosen to see the best in people. Even her ex-husband’s extramarital affairs couldn’t destroy her faith in humanity. However, as much as she craves love, she’s not ready to trust another man with her heart.
The last place Petra thought she’d meet a guy was a closet in her ex-husband’s house…
While investigating Jonas Linden for millions of dollars in art fraud, Sam Corra’s clues lead him into the most unlikely of places—Jonas’ closet. Even less likely was meeting a woman there…a beautiful woman with honey skin and big brown eyes. Though neither of them divulge the reason they’re there, there’s an instant mutual attraction. And when Sam pursues her, he discovers the beautiful woman is none other than Jonas Linden’s ex-wife.
He’s on a mission to prove Jonas’ guilt. She’s determined to prove his innocence…
Unwilling to believe she had been stupid enough to marry a criminal, Petra attempts an investigation of her own, and unwittingly puts herself—and Sam—in danger.
When they both become pawns in a deadly game, money, art, and love are all at stake.