Cipher Contest: Winners of the cipher contest sent in my January newsletter are: Paula S., Anne R., Richard H., Tera J., Susan J., Linda L., and Wendy L. Thanks you, everyone who solved the cipher and took part in celebrating the new edition of The Crimson Cipher!
December Contest: Our holiday winners are Mary Lee and Roger Willis. Congratulations! Everyone can sign up on the left sidebar for the current month’s drawing. Please be sure to leave a name and your email address; entries using numbers instead of names will be rejected. US addresses only.
- Maine Justice! Books 1 to 6 in the new series, The Priority Unit, Fort Point, Found Art, Heartbreaker Hero, The House Next Door and The Labor Day Challenge are now available on Kindle and in paperback. See the Romantic Suspense tab for more information.
- My son Jim and I are working hard on the sequel to The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. We hope to bring you more sailing adventures soon!
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- The email contact form on the “Contact Susan” tab does work, though it may tell you it doesn’t. These messages usually get through to me even when it says they don’t. We’re trying to fix it, but so far it’s still being naughty.
New and Noteworthy Books
The Maine Justice Series is here!
Released Dec. 1: Book 6, The Labor Day Challenge
Book 6, The Labor Day Challenge
The Priority Unit represents the city in a friendly rivalry with Bangor, but the men offer to forfeit the competition when a colleague turns up dead in their mock crime scene.
Book 5, The House Next Door
As Jennifer’s due date approaches, Harvey decides to invest in real estate, unaware of the terror this will cause his family. A hidden cupboard isn’t so bad—in fact, it’s almost fun to try to solve the little mystery inside it. But will any of their loved ones want to live next door after they learn what’s in the basement?
Book 4, Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie’s Story
Do you love Eddie as much as the women of Portland, Maine do? A dead man is found in Chief Mike Browning’s back yard, and it’s up to the Priority Unit to find out what brought him there and protect the chief. Meanwhile, Eddie rescues a toddler, and an old girlfriend starts tabulating how many women have cried over him. Find out what happens when Eddie goes viral.
Print book now available.
Book 3, Found Art
Harvey and Jennifer become fine art aficionados to help solve Harvey’s case concerning a ring of art thieves. The Larsons settle into their idyllic home life, but things take a terrifying turn when they dig too deep. Meanwhile, Jennifer’s sister Abby comes to stay, and Harvey finds himself sorting out her suitors. Should he lift his ban on Eddie when it comes to dating his sisters-in-law? Worst of all, can Harvey put aside his longing for vengeance when Jennifer’s old boyfriend crosses his radar?
The Large Print edition is coming soon!
An ill-fated class reunion at Fort Point. . .
Maine’s most famous author is murdered the night after the reunion. A classmate turns up dead a few days later. What does a cold case burglary have to do with the deaths? And did a third classmate really commit suicide?
The Priority Unit solves its most challenging case, relying on wits, hard work, and faith. Meanwhile, Jennifer Wainthrop plans her wedding but manages to hand the detectives some important clues.
Detective Harvey Larson is offered a job he doesn’t want, until he learns the police chief has had a tragic accident. Captain Mike Browning is on vacation in Maine’s far north, and proves to be a difficult man to track down.
The Large print edition is coming soon!
Read more on the Romantic Suspense/Maine Justice Series Tab. Large Print coming soon.
Book 1, The Priority Unit
Police detective Harvey Larson and a beautiful young software designer, Jennifer Wainthrop, are determined to find out what happened to Jennifer’s missing coworker. After the on-duty death of his partner and ultimate rejection from his ex-wife, is Harvey ready to start a new phase of his life? Despite the bullets and bombs that follow Harvey around, can Jennifer learn to trust him enough to be part of it?
NOW in LARGE print from Center Point!
From Barbour Publishing, nine historical stories of women in various forms of captivity.
Read Susan’s novella, The Suspect Bride, where Verity Ames is accused of murder, and must rely on frontier lawyer Jack Whitwell to set the record straight.
Order paperback or Kindle from Amazon
Order paperback or Nook Book from Barnes & Noble.
And in stores near you!
Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands is now available!
From Barbour Publishing, seven new novellas set in historical Kansas.
Read Susan’s The Kidnapped Groom, where two boys decide it’s time they had a new dad.
And in stores near you!
Cozies from Guideposts!
Book 1 Tearoom for Two
Cousins Jan and Elaine buy an old house beside a lake and open a tearoom together.
Mysteries are an unexpected bonus! Who is the mysterious woman who claims she used to live in their house?
Book 13 Simmering Secrets–now available!
Sylvia’s Closet is robbed! Who took the vintage jewelry from Jan and Elaine’s friend?
Book 19, Beneath the Surface–coming soon!
Susan will also write book 25 in this series.
Other Books of Interest
My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains
New from Barbour Publishing!
A girl lives a lie orchestrated by her uncle, but when she matures, how long can she accept a life of fraud?
Read more on the Historicals 2017 tab.
New Historical Romance
From Tea Tin Press
Iris’s impending wedding to a man she despises leads her to thoughts of escape.
Buy on Kindle or read free on Kindle Unlimited. Paperback from Amazon.
Paperback from Barnes & Noble.
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
From Tea Tin Press
Someone is trying to sabotage the entire Rushton Detectives’ Unit.
Buy on Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited. Paperback now available from Amazon!
And from Barnes & Noble!
Seven Brides for Seven Texans!
New from Barbour Publishing
Meet the 7 Hart brothers and struggle with them after their father gives an ultimatum.
Susan’s novella “For Love or Money” is just one of the seven fun romances.
More on the Historicals page.
Buy from Amazon
New from Tea Tin Press!
This story, inspired by Susan’s family and an old diary, tells of life in rural Maine at the end of World War I.
River Rest was named winner of the Clash of the Titles competition July 28, 2o16!
Read more on the Historicals page.
The Seafaring Women of the Vera B. 1854 Australia: The captain is dead, and the crew has deserted, but the captain’s staunch widow believes there are always options. Co-authored by Susan and her son, James S. Davis, this adventure will take you away to a distant time and place. Order now from Kindle. Paperback is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Read more on the Historicals page. You can also read it FREE on Kindle Unlimited!