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Spotlight for The Door to Forever by Doug Simpson

Book Blurb – The Door To Forever:

During his senior years, John – a retired high school English teacher – decided to finally write his memoirs.

His story begins at a young age, with his first visit from a spirit playmate his own age. To John, Jason is just an ordinary child like him, and John never gave much thought to where Jason came from – or where he disappeared.

As years passed by, more playmates followed, and as John got older, his playmates shared more and more information about the spirit world with him.

In The Door To Forever, John recounts the various encounters he, his family, and close friends experienced with spirits, spirit guides, earthbound spirits, haunted houses, and visits to Heaven, as well as soul groups and the purpose of their souls reincarnating together over many lifetimes to collectively advance their soul development in order to reacquire their original, perfect state when God created them.

Buy  The Door To Forever by Doug Simpson on Amazon now.

Teaser/excerpt:

“So, are you what is referred to in books as my Spirit Guide for this incarnation?”

“That’s me.”

“Figured as much. So, you don’t get to pop into bodies like the others have done?”

“Not this time around, or in proper terminology, not in this round of incarnations.”

“Explain, please.”

“You, I, Nancy, Jason, Crystal, your parents, your grandparents, Crystal’s parents and grandparents, and many, many others are currently part of the same soul group. The souls in a soul group reincarnate together throughout a number of different time periods, sometimes hundreds of years apart. They are seldom in the same relationship as they were in their previous incarnations, but they also could be. For example, in your previous incarnation, your grandpa might have been your son or brother, or even your mother or sister. Souls are sexless. It is the human bodies that are male and female. Most souls will experience lives as males at times and females at other times. They will also experience incarnations in different cultures, different races, different religions, and different geographical regions. I know that is a lot to digest at once, but you wanted more information. Now I hope you also understand why I could not tell you about this when you were younger, and I probably would not be telling you even now at nineteen either if it had not been for your soul’s vivid visits with your grandfather.”

“Wow! That definitely is a lot to digest.”

“Yep. I will stop there and let you think about all of this for quite some time before we take it to the next level.”

Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. He has nine published books, two non-fiction and seven fiction. The two non-fictions are uniquely historical and are titled, We Lived in Atlantis and The Soul of Jesus. His most recent fictional presentation is narrated by John, as he shares his life story discovering his spirit guide, invisible but not imaginary playmates, visits with his deceased grandfather in Heaven, earthbound spirits, soul groups and the reason why souls need to reincarnate over and over. The Deja Vu House is the story of a young woman and her fiancé discovering an older house they wish to purchase but before the young lady even enters the house, she knows that she has lived there before. The Dacque Chronicles includes five books outlining how Dacque discovers his past lives and introduces others to the ease with which they can discover their past lives as well. Doug’s magazine and website articles have been published in Australia, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dougsimpsonauthor.com/.

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Facebook Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/Doug-Simpson-161378310622999/

Author Website – www.dougsimpsonauthor.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/1DougSimpson

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Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Doug-Simpson/e/B006GDWTQI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4&qid=1568045462&sr=1-4

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5822173.Doug_Simpson

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/1dougsimpson/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.ca/jesuscayce/

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99 Cent Sale for PSYCHOLOGICAL MYSTERY – September 17-19

Sea Scope, featuring a murder by a lighthouse is on sale for 99 cents from Tuesday, September 17 to September 19.  Don’t miss the chance to get a great fall read for less than a dollar. Get your here book here from September 17 to September 19: mybook.to/SeaScope

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Sarah Collins needs an escape. Mourning her brother’s death and the impending breakup of her marriage, she accepts an invitation to return to her childhood home in South Carolina, where her family operated an inn.

She hasn’t been back to Sea Scope for twenty years; not since she and her brother Glen discovered a body by the nearby lighthouse. She never understood why her parents left Sea Scope so suddenly, or the reasons behind her father’s suicide.

After Sarah returns to the inn, she faces long-buried memories, text messages and strange clues. Something is not right in Sea Scope.

Reunited with people from her past, she tries to figure out what’s going on in her childhood home. As the past and present collide, she must face truths about her family, and what happened that summer day by the lighthouse. But will she survive to tell the tale?

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Happy Cozy Mystery Day!

We celebrate International Cozy Mystery day on September 15, the birthday of Agatha Christie. For those who don’t know what a cozy mystery is, it’s the type of writing that Ms. Christie was famous for. It involves murder of the less gory kind and an absence of explicit sex and violence. It usually takes place in a small town. There can be recipes or pets as central themes in the mystery along with an off-scene murder to solve and a cast of quirky characters with interesting professions.

I write a cozy mystery series called. Cobble Cove mysteries, for the name of the fictional town in which they are set. It includes a librarian and a library cat. A reviewer of the first book of the series, A Stone’s Throw, termed the story, “Agatha Christie meets a small town librarian.”


My recent standalone mystery, Sea Scope, was reviewed as “Imagine Agatha Christie Writing a Psychological Thriller.”

People enjoy reading cozy mysteries because they become familiar with the characters and like the settings. Some of my favorite cozies feature cats, as do mine. I’ve enjoyed fellow Cat Writer’s Association members books such as Carole Nelson Douglas‘ Midnight Louis series, Shirley Rousseau’s Joe Grey tales, and, Mollie Hunt’s Crazy Cat Lady series. For food-related mysteries, I like Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swenson mysteries. Mary Feliz, who provided some of the graphics included in this post, is a fellow Sisters-in-Crime member, and also a cozy mystery author who writes the Maggie McDonald series that features a Golden Retriever. Another SINC member, Marilyn Levinson who writes as Allison Brook writes a cozy that features a librarian and a ghost. Her latest in the Haunted Library series, Buried in the Stacks, was just released. A fellow author from Next Chapter, James J. Cudney IV, writes mysteries taking place on college campuses. The fifth book in his Braxton Campus mysteries, Haunted House Ghost, was also just released.

Do you have a favorite cozy mystery author or series, or haven’t you read a cozy mystery yet? Have you read any of mine? I’d love to hear your comments.

 

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Spotlight for Who Shot The Serif: A Hand Lettering Mystery, by Jessa Archer

Who Shot the Serif?
(Hand Lettering Mystery)
by Jessa Archer

About Who Shot the Serif?

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Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (July 7, 2019)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-10: 1079134891
ISBN-13: 978-1079134896
Digital ASIN: B07TBL3TTV
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When Jamie Lang finds one of her hand lettered quotes on the window of her shop, Flourish, with a hole shot through a serif, she knows someone’s trying to drive her business into red ink. Jamie confronts Earleen Culp, the ruthless owner of the local stationery shop, in front of the most popular breakfast spot in the small town of Cedar Valley. Of course, Earleen professes shock and innocence, so when she’s found dead in front of Jamie’s home the next morning, Jamie becomes the prime suspect.

Jamie’s one cross-stroke short of acquittal, and even her best friend has her doubts. But Jamie’s not the only one in town with a motive for wanting Earleen silenced for good. To clear her name, Jamie’s going to need every last drop of ink in her quill.

With the hot police chief Ridge, and her makeup artist friend Nora on her side, she’s prepared to go out with a flourish if that’s what it takes to catch the real murderer. She’s desperate to save her hand lettering business, but will her quest lead her right into a killer’s snare?

About Jessa Archer

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Jessa Archer writes sweet, funny, warm-hearted cozy mysteries because she loves a good puzzle and can’t stand the sight of blood. Her characters are witty, adventurous, and crafty in the nicest way. You’ll find her sleuths hand lettering inspirational quotes, trying to lower golf handicaps, enjoying a scone at a favorite teashop, knitting a sweater, or showing off a dramatic side in local theater.

Jessa’s done many things in her long career, including a stint as a journalist and practicing law. But her favorite job is spinning mysteries. She loves playing small town sleuth and transporting readers to a world where the scones are delicious, wine pairs with hand lettering, and justice always prevails.

Author Links

Amazon: http://bit.ly/JessaArcher
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessa-archer
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19123141.Jessa_Archer
Facebook: http://bit.ly/JessaArcherFacebook
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/JessaArcherPinterest
Twitter: http://bit.ly/JessaArcher-Twitter
Instagram: http://bit.ly/JessaArcherInstagram
Jessa Archer Web Page: https://www.jessaarcher.com/home.html

Purchase Links

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Amazon Universal Link (to all Amazon sites)

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Spotlight for A Curio Killing, A Keepsake Cove Mystery, by Mary Ellen Hughes

A Curio Killing
(A Keepsake Cove Mystery)
by Mary Ellen Hughes

About A Curio Killing

A Curio Killing (A Keepsake Cove Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Maryland
Midnight Ink (September 8, 2019)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 0738752266
ISBN-13: 978-0738752266
Digital ASIN: B07KMX5QY4

Callie finds treble in Keepsake Cove when her ex-boyfriend is framed for murder . . .

Callie Reed is looking forward to her first Keepsake Cove spring festival. But her excitement dims considerably when she learns that her ex-boyfriend, Hank, will be performing with one of the hired country-western bands. Callie vows to keep her distance, but that changes when the band’s manager, Bobby Linville, is found dead, killed with the music box Hank bought at Callie’s shop.

Hank is soon singing a sad tune in a detention center with Callie his only lifeline. Though thoroughly aware of his many faults, she knows violence and murder aren’t in his blood. But that means one of her fellow Keepsake Cove residents must be hiding a dark secret—something Callie desperately needs to uncover.

About Mary Ellen Hughes

Mary Ellen Hughes is the bestselling author of the Pickled and Preserved Mysteries, the Craft Corner Mysteries, and the Maggie Olenski Mysteries, along with several short stories. The Keepsake Cove series begins with A Fatal Collection and continues with A VINTAGE DEATH and A CURIO KILLING.

Author Links

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MaryEllenHughesauthor

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/mehughes13/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/mehughesauthor

GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/402922.Mary_Ellen_Hughes

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Audiobook Giveaway, Forthcoming New Release, and Facebook Party

I’m proud to announced that my psychological mystery, Sea Scope, is now available in audio through Audible. If you like to listen to books and would like a free promo code, comment on this blog with your email address and if you need a U.S. or U.K. code. I have a limited number, so first come, first serve. Also, please only comment if you plan to review the book.

Sarah Collins needs an escape. Mourning her brother’s death and the impending breakup of her marriage, she accepts an invitation to return to her childhood home in South Carolina, where her family operated an inn.

She hasn’t been back to Sea Scope for 20 years: not since she and her brother Glen discovered a body by the nearby lighthouse. She never understood why her parents left Sea Scope so suddenly, or the reasons behind her father’s suicide.

After Sarah returns to the inn, she faces long-buried memories, text messages, and strange clues. Something is not right in Sea Scope.

Reunited with people from her past, she tries to figure out what’s going on in her childhood home. As the past and present collide, she must face truths about her family, and what happened that summer day by the lighthouse. But will she survive to tell the tale?

Link to the U.S. Audible sample: https://adbl.co/2lK4j71

Link to the U.K. Audible sample: https://adbl.co/2m5Kpnm

Coming soon . . . My paranormal, time-travel tale, The Mistaken Mission.

Nineteen years ago, Gina Garrett’s father disappeared into the past using a time-travel disk he and his partner created. The only person who believed Gina when she explained what happened was her father’s partner’s son. When he, now a detective, shows up at her door claiming that he needs her to help him prevent a murder that happened a year ago, she hopes they can find her father, too.

Last, but not least, I’ll be one of the cozy mystery authors at a Facebook release party on Thursday night, September 12. I’ll be hosting from 6:45 to 7 pm and will be giving away some prizes for those who attend. I hope to see you there. You can join the party at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2366997540206084/

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Spotlight for Silent Night, Deadly Night: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delaney

Silent Night, Deadly Night
(A Year-Round Christmas Mystery)
by Vicki Delany

I always enjoy a holiday-themed mystery – it makes for a nice (although temporary) escape from the August heat . . . The Christmas themed town sounds so quaint and inviting, I would love to visit Rudolph for a little shopping and dinner.
~The Book’s the Thing

Silent Night, Deadly Night was a satisfying cozy mystery that will put you in the Christmas spirit . . . (it) has catty college chums, deadly delicacies, a sly Santa stealer, dangerous secrets, old-fashioned ornaments, and one elf investigator.
~The Avid Reader

From setting to characters and storyline, Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany is a cozy mystery lover’s delight.
~The Power of Words

Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany is marvelously written story with compelling characters, a stunning setting and a perfectly plotted mystery.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

I just love this series!! Delany has created an adorable town when it comes to Rudolph. A small town dedicated to Christmas year-round. The details are astounding really bringing everything to life as you read.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Silent Night, Deadly Night by Vicki Delany is delightful and engaging from start to finish. Well-written and steadily paced, this story offers the reader an infusion of the holiday spirit as well as a layered plot that keeps you on alert.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

I really enjoyed this story. The mystery of who murdered Merry’s mother’s college friend was well-plotted and interesting.
~Carla Loves To Read

Ms. Delany excels at character development. These characters are rich, those we love, those who rub the wrong way, and even those we come to absolutely hate by the end of the story.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

The book was well-written. Even though there were clues sprinkled throughout the story, I didn’t figure out whodunit until Merry did. I love when that happens and I am able to just get lost in the mystery.
~Brooke Blogs

Full of subplots and tangled emotions, dark secrets, and buried motives make this an interesting read . . . It is the characters and their interactions that make this such a wonderful series.
~Laura’s Interests

About the Book

Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Berkley (August 27, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0440000300
ISBN-13: 978-0440000303
Digital ASIN: B07L7TWTZX

Residents of Rudolph keep the spirit of Christmas alive year-round—but their joy is threatened when a group of grinches visits the town, in the charming fourth installment of the Year-Round Christmas series.

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and Merry Wilkinson, owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, is preparing for a weekend reunion of her mother’s college friends. But when the group of women comes into Merry’s shop, Merry is met with frosty attitudes and cold hearts.

The women argue amongst themselves constantly, and the bickering only intensifies after one of the friends is poisoned. With her father’s role as Santa in danger due to his proximity to the crime, Merry will need to use all of her investigative gifts to wrap this mystery up and save Santa and her favorite holiday.

About the Author

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Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than thirty books:  clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea By The Sea mysteries, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series, the Year Round Christmas mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series.

Author Links

Website –  www.vickidelany.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor;

Twitter:  @vickidelany and@evagatesauthor

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