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A prim bookseller and her hardboiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer inů

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Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murderů

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Friendship. Second chances. Lots of dogs!

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A secret no one dared whisper...

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In service to His Majesty, one must be prepared for Hell.

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Cynthia Powers

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Cynthia Powers | Artful relaxation
May 28, 2015

43 comments posted.

Re: Torrents of Destruction (6:22pm October 24, 2016):

When I hear spunky, I think of someone who doesn't let
anyone tell them no and can do whatever they set out to do;
someone who doesn't quit.

Re: A Love Made New (7:12am September 22, 2016):

The kitchen table. It's nice to be able to spread out.

Re: Almost Like Being in Love (4:37pm July 4, 2016):

Romance can happen anywhere. You just have to be open and
in the right frame of mind with the right person.

Re: The Courtship Basket (4:29pm July 4, 2016):

Yes, I'm a match. I love the romance genre, from sweet to

Re: The Sea Keeper's Daughters (4:27pm July 4, 2016):

A big lesson would be to stop dwelling on the past. Look
forward; the past is over and done and can't be changed no
matter how much you might want to.

Re: Title Wave (5:52am June 22, 2016):

Love the cozies! I too was an early Nancy Drew fan. Haven't started your series yet, but I sure want to now!

Re: Driven to Temptation (5:49am June 22, 2016):

Books, a good steak, French fries, sinful dessert...I could go on!

Re: The Secret Life of a Dream Girl (5:43am June 22, 2016):

Love the Beatles! While my Guitar Gently Weeps, or And I Love Her...but many others, too.

Re: Kill Devil (5:36am June 22, 2016):

I believe in evil. I think there are people who are evil, and who commit evil acts. My mom and grandma saw Ted Bundy once, although they didn't know it at the time, and he was following them. My mom says she'll never forget the look in his eyes; that they were so strange.

Re: Fan The Flames (5:31am June 22, 2016):

read another book. take a long shower. do some laundry. check my email. enter another contest.

Re: Vendetta (12:29pm June 15, 2016):

Sounds exciting!

Re: The Bones Will Speak (12:26pm June 15, 2016):

I'd love to read this one! I think forensic science is very interesting.

Re: The Diva Serves High Tea (12:21pm June 15, 2016):

Scones and shortbread are best, since I love my strong black tea!

Re: Close To You (10:32am April 29, 2016):

After two days with no sleep, I'm feeling completely knackered!

Re: Thirty Nights (5:34pm February 28, 2016):

This sounds great! I can't wait to see more Aiden, you tease.

Re: An Amish Market (5:30pm February 28, 2016):

It wasn't recently, but I used to go to my church's white elephant auction. The money used to go to programs to help young, disadvantaged Catholics to pay for their schooling.

Re: An Amish Market (5:15pm February 28, 2016):

Honesty, communication, compatibility are all important aspects of true love. Also consideration and generosity in giving your time, attention, or help to your love.

Re: Temper (5:11pm February 28, 2016):

I read a book, take a long shower, or sit quietly with some soft music.

Re: Highland Spitfire (5:09pm February 28, 2016):

I love historicals. I guess my favorite is that the character has to be believable, that I can picture him and feel like I'm in a different time. One of my favorites is Robert MacDarren in Iris Johansen's Magnificent Rogue.

Re: To the Stars (5:03pm February 28, 2016):

I would love to read this!

Re: The New Year's Wish (11:43pm January 1, 2016):

Don't really have a real life one at the moment; I guess I'd like to read more about men who love real women, plus size, not skinny sticks.

Re: Taken by the Highlander (5:05am December 31, 2015):

When I was younger and most of my extended family lived close to us, we'd have a nice party at my aunt's house, aka party central. But now that we've grown and spread out, I usually spend a quiet night at home with my parents. Sometimes we'll sit out on the back porch and light sparklers.

Re: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (9:35am November 28, 2015):

Hard to pick just one. All the recipes seem to be mine, since most people love my cooking. Cream of carrot soup, cinnamon coffee cake, or lasagna I suppose.

Re: The Thorn Bearer (9:24am November 28, 2015):

Yard sales are great, but I usually have better luck at thrift stores. I love books, but not the new cover price! So expensive, especially if it's a nonfiction craft book.

Re: Deep Down (9:19am November 28, 2015):

I'm allergic to seafood/shellfish, so I've never tried it. I don't think I'd want to, either. Raw meat of any kind just doesn't appeal to me at all.

Re: Single Wicked Wolf (11:00pm October 31, 2015):

I can think of two that an author promised to write about
but never did...Connor MacKinnon and Ian Delamere from
Christina Skye's historical romances. I would dearly love
for her to finish her "Delamere" trilogy and to bring
Connor's story to light too!

Re: Beyond The Cherokee Trail (10:53pm October 31, 2015):

I love to read about Alaska during the 1800s, as well as
the lives of famous artists like Tiffany, Monet,
Titian...I'm an artist myself, so I like to read about
others. I love stories with Native Americans too.

Re: Asylum (10:45pm October 31, 2015):

Nothing spooky happened to me, but I do like to read those
kind of stories...looking forward to your book-it sounds
really good!

Re: Darkest Misery (1:45am August 13, 2015):

The sexy boyfriend, of course! Who wouldn't want to be the focus of all that (ahem) attention...

Re: Penalty Play (1:42am August 13, 2015):

Books that draw me in. I want to feel like if I looked around, I would see the setting and the people, that it would feel more real than reality.

Re: The Great Estate (1:39am August 13, 2015):

Reading, mostly. Arts and crafts projects, too. Stained glass when it cools off enough for me to work in my garage studio again.

Re: Merger of the Heart (1:35am August 13, 2015):

Me! My mother would throw up her hands and say "There's always peanut butter." I admit it. I hate vegetables. They taste like dirt. I love meat, bread, potatoes, fruit, and cheese. The 5 basic food groups, LOL!

Re: Hot Point (1:29am August 13, 2015):

I love both action and sci-fi, and especially when the two cross over. James Bond, Mission Impossible, Die Hard, RED, Thor, list goes on and on!

Re: The Wiregrass (1:24am August 13, 2015):

Nature, mostly. My surroundings often spark what poetry I write.

Re: Pretty Dark Sacrifice (11:14pm July 16, 2015):

Deborah! At least I've seen her work. With her morphing between those two extremes on True Blood...Not a fan of Glee, so I can't comment on them.

Re: The Fire Children (11:09pm July 16, 2015):

Probably my copies of Perry Mason, because they're kind of fragile. Also, Little Women, Come the Night, and Sherlock Holmes. I love my books...and have been known to tape them and glue them and do what I can to keep them together.

Re: Caged (10:56pm July 16, 2015):

I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds good! I'd love to win to try it out.

Re: The Empress Game (10:53pm July 16, 2015):

Space opera? Not sure! I like sci-fi and fantasy, though. I recently read "Song of Scarabaeus" by Sara Creasy which I enjoyed.

Re: Once And Again (10:48pm July 16, 2015):

I don't really have a secret place, but when I need "me time" I find a nice spot and break out the craft projects. Jewelry, needlework, or stained glass, my family knows not to bother me when they see me at work.

Re: (6:15am July 16, 2015):

Moonlighting is good, so are Nick and Nora Charles from the Thin Man series, and Tommy and Tuppence are great too. Sherlock and Watson are classics.

Re: Center of Gravity (6:11am July 16, 2015):

I happily admit it! Yes, I love books, and have since I was a child. Was very sorry to hear that public TV did away with reading rainbow, a show I grew up with, and far better than sesame street IMO. I have been known to visit the library twice weekly, to read up to 3 books a day...I could never do without them.

Re: Girl Spoken For (10:24pm June 27, 2015):

I've always liked "Burnin' For You" by Blue Oyster Cult. Some of my favorite songs though were in the years leading up to the 80's: "One of These Nights" by the Eagles, "Cold as Ice" by Foreigner, "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac, and "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies. Oh, and Santana, too!

Re: Siren's Call (3:09am June 3, 2015):

Celtic background here. I love all those legends of fairies and elves. Mermaids are great too, I've been a sucker for them since seeing the "little mermaid" and "splash" as a child. I even like vampires and werewolves, any kind of shapeshifters, really.

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