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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday Teaser

Today I am a guest at Janna Shay's Fair Play. I hope you'll drop in and leave a comment. This is my fourth book tour since the start of the year, and I have already given away a gift basket from the town of Lumberton as well as two beautiful Celtic necklaces. Another Celtic necklace will be given to a randomly drawn commenter at the end of my current tour.

I've been asked which order readers should read my Black Swamp Mysteries series, so here goes:

Exit 22 was the first book. It was meant as a stand-alone but has been so popular that it developed into the Black Swamp Mysteries series. This book introduces Christopher Sandige, a political strategist who is traveling along Interstate 95 when he is involved in an accident at Exit 22 in North Carolina. Stranded for the weekend in Lumberton, he meets a beautiful but mysterious woman named Brenda Carnegie, and is immediately drawn into a double homicide. He finds himself on the run from a dogged detective--and from a hired assassin. Now he doesn't know if the woman he is falling in love with is a killer.

Vicki's Key is the second book. It introduces Vicki Boyd, a psychic spy who has decided to leave the CIA and begin a new life in a small town helping an elderly woman with her angelfish breeding business. But when she arrives at Laurel Maguire's home in Lumberton, North Carolina, she finds the elderly woman has suffered a stroke and is confined to the third floor of a rambling home. Her nephew, Dylan, has arrived from Ireland to care for her. Vicki quickly falls in love with the charming, handsome Irishman. But everything in the old home is not as it seems. And when the CIA return to coax her into one last job, her past and her future are about to collide... In murder.

In Secrets of a Dangerous Woman, the characters from Exit 22 and Vicki's Key come together and what happens to them will forever bind them together through blood or circumstance. In Dylan Maguire's first assignment with the CIA, he must interrogate recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it's obvious she's had help from within the CIA's own ranks. Now he must find her again and also find out why some in the highest levels of government want her killed -- and why some will risk everything to help her.

In Dylan's Song, Dylan Maguire returns to his native Ireland with Vicki Boyd. Their mission: to locate and extract a missing CIA operative. But when Dylan receives word that his grandmother is dying, it plunges him into a past he thought he'd left behind forever. Now he must confront his demons as his past interferes with his mission and places his life and Vicki's in danger. And as Vicki discovers the real reason he left Ireland for America, she harbors a secret of her own.