Here are a few of the recent and upcoming releases from members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers:
The Past Came Hunting
by Donnell Ann Bell
Bell Bridge Books, September 2011
Fifteen years ago a young Colorado Springs police officer arrested a teen runaway accused of aiding a convenience store robbery and attempted murder. She was innocent, but still served prison time briefly. Her testimony sent the real thief to jail for much longer.
Now she's a young widow raising a son, and the man she put in prison is free and seeking revenge. She moves to a home in a new neighborhood-then learns that her next-door neighbor is the by-the-book officer who arrested her. Now he's a Colorado Springs P.D. Lieutenant. Like it or not, he may be the only one who can protect her and her son from the past he helped create.
Learn more about Donnell and her writing at her website. She is also on Facebook and Twitter.
The Second Book of Joy: Blood of Angels
by Alexis Brooks de Vita
Double Dragon Publishing/ Blood Moon Publishing
Trade Paperback, $13.99
eBook: ISBN-13: 978-1-55404-862-5
The Second Book of Joy: Blood of Angels is the first notebook of family lore that Professor Bo Wolfson researched in The Books of Joy: Burning Streams. These are the magical tales about their enslaved ancestors that his lover Eva Dennison fought with him to destroy.
From the tale of a beautiful woman imprisoned in a tower to save her village from slave raiders to the murdered girl whose spirit is trapped in her bedroom mirror, these stories build to a bloody battle between the shape-shifting freed people hiding in plain sight and the bounty-hunting patrollers who pursue them. The blue-eyed African American girl who masquerades as the freed people’s owner must learn, in the end, to choose the love and freedom in hiding that she can have or succumb to the death that is its only alternative.
Author Web Site: www.alexisbrooksdevita.com
Books of Joy Series Site: www.alexisbrooksdevita.com/thebooksofjoy
A Real Basket Case
by Beth Groundwater
Re-release by Midnight Ink, November 8, 2011
Trade paperback, $14.95
This is the first book in the Claire Hanover gift basket designer mystery series, which was a finalist for the Best First Novel Agatha Award when it was released in hardcover in 2007.
Feeling neglected by her workaholic husband, forty-something Claire joins an aerobics class at the urging of her best friend Ellen. Divorced and bitterly unhappy, Ellen and most of the other women in the class add a little vicarious excitement to their lives by flirting with the handsome instructor, Enrique. In a moment of weakness, Claire agrees to let the charming Enrique come to her house to give her a massage. She realizes she has made a deadly mistake when Enrique is shot and killed in her bedroom and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder.
Visit Beth at her website and her blog. She can also be found on Facebook.
List compiled by Pat Stoltey