Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tawnee Mountain Mysteries by Karen M. Bryson

The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series is a collection of seven brand new
mysteries from seven award-winning and bestselling authors taking
place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series 
can be read in any order.

Leona's Last Resort
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 1
by Karen M. Bryson
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
A small-town mystery novella with a dash of romance and a few ghosts.

When Max Elliot invites Izzy Grant to a fancy Ivy League alumni reception
at the Tawnee Mountain Resort, the ghost hunters anticipate a
romantic weekend getaway at the premier ski and golf destination.
But when wealthy hotelier Leona Hutton is murdered, and her ghost
asks Izzy to find her killer, she and Max decide to

Will Izzy and Max solve the case before more alumni end up dead, or the
killer turns the tables and decides to hunt the ghost hunters?

Leona's Last Resort is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Leona's Last Resort features ghost hunters, Izzy Grant and Max Elliot, from
the Izzy & Max Paranormal Mystery series.

Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the
series can be
read in any order.

Goodreads * Amazon

The bell on the front door of my antique shop tinkles alerting me that someone has entered the store. For a fleeting moment I get excited that I might have a potential customer, but I’m just as quickly slapped back to reality when I realize it’s only Max.
He’s got his earbuds in and he’s joyfully oblivious to the fact that he’s singing way out of tune. “This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus. The Age of Asparagus…”
He gives me one of his megawatt grins as he leans against the front counter. “What’s a guy have to do to get a date around here?”
I reach over and remove the buds from his ears. “I think it’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.”
He furrows his brow. “That makes a lot more sense, doesn’t it?” Then he laughs.
People tell Max all the time that his laugh is contagious. If I had a sense of humor, I might agree with them.
Even though Max has lived in Old Town for over a year now, he still dresses like he’s on his way to the beach to go surfing. Old Town is in rural northwest New Jersey. We’re nowhere near the Jersey shore.
He runs his fingers through his sun-bleached, blond hair. Whenever he does that, I know there’s something he’s afraid to tell me.  
“What is it?” I raise an eyebrow.
He gulps. “I was serious about the date.” He removes a fancy-looking embossed ivory envelope from the pocket of his cargo shorts. Then he waves it in the air in front of me like a flag in the breeze. “It’s an invitation to a fancy alumni reception at the Tawnee Mountain Resort. I need a plus one.”

I roll my eyes at him. “You know I don’t date.”

Dark Side of the Mountain
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 2
by R.J. Rosatte
Katie Douglas thinks doing a mechanical inspection job at the Tawnee
Mountain Resort is going to be a working vacation. But that’s
before three young mountain bikers go missing while riding the trails
of the mountain and a ransom note is delivered.

Partnering with a charming guest of the resort, novelist Casey Malone, Katie
soon discovers there is a twisting plot possibly involving the
missing men’s girlfriends and perhaps even the FBI.

When their investigation is complicated by the discovery of bomb making
material in a cave on the mountain and the threat of an approaching
hurricane, Katie and Casey go into overdrive to find the missing men
and prevent what could be a devastating attack on an unknown target.

As Hurricane Patrick pays a rare visit to inland New Jersey, the story
reaches an explosive climax as they and the staff of Tawnee Mountain
Resort deal with both of these threats.

Dark Side of the Mountain is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries
series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven
award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final
destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Goodreads * Amazon

Katie Douglas looked through the windshield of her Chevy Silverado as she drove toward the Tawnee Mountain Resort. The gorgeous colors of fall were in full swing and the crisp autumn air made everything stand out in sharp relief.
As she had driven through sleepy Old Town, New Jersey, she had seen signs of new development, no doubt a spin-off benefit from the world-class resort that lay ahead.
“A working vacation, they said,” she whispered aloud. “Go up there and do your job, but, hey! Take some time off and enjoy!  Kick back and relax.  You’ll love it!”
She smiled to herself as she thought of the expense report she would write at the end of this job.
After parking in the area reserved for check-ins, she collected her suitcase and duffel bag from the rear seat of her truck and made her way through the wood-framed glass doors and into the lobby. She dipped her sunglasses and casually looked around.
So, this is where they come to play.  Must be nice, she thought. High glass windows overlooked Tawnee Mountain. Huge wooden posts and beams and a cozy fireplace with chairs all around gave the place a rustic if upscale feel.
“May I help you?” The question came from a young, blonde woman behind the reception counter. Katie smiled and dragged her luggage toward her.
“Katie Douglas, Douglas Mechanical,” she replied. “I’m here to inspect the ski-lifts.  There should be a room reserved for three days for me.”  The receptionist nodded and turned to her computer screen.  A few taps later she found what she was looking for.
“Yes, we have you here for three days,” the young woman replied. Then a small smile crept over her face. “Would you like a free upgrade? We have cabins available, fireplace and hot tub included!”

“Did you say free?” Katie asked.  She loved free. 

Deadly Reception
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 3
by Karen Randau
A severed head. A philandering husband. A skeleton in the basement.
This was not the perfect wedding Rita Avery planned for her daughter Zoe!

Rita Avery and her detective husband Cliff arrive at New Jersey’s Tawnee
Mountain Resort prepared to greet Zoe’s wedding guests in just
three hours. Who would have expected to find a man’s torso in their closet?

Things explode into high gear when the victim’s head shows up at the golf
equipment shack. A good look at his social media makes Rita wonder if
a wife murdered her husband as revenge for infidelity. Or did a
secret admirer decide to liberate the wife from her scoundrel husband?

Worse, is Zoe in life-threatening danger . . . again?
And will Rita and Cliff escape the trap in which the murderer snares

Murder and a passel of twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Zoe’s wedding is the most exciting you’ll attend!

Deadly Reception is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Deadly Reception features characters from Karen Randau’s Rim Country
Mysteries series.

Deadly Misfire
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 4
by Laurie Fagen
KWLF-FM crime reporter Lisa Powers’ boss sends her to a radio news
conference in New Jersey, in the dead of winter, and far away from
her beloved crime beat in Arizona. She goes to the Tawnee Mountain
Resort begrudgingly, afraid she’s going to miss a big story.
But at the convention, where she is up for an excellence in reporting
award, an unknown stalker torments her for several days. When she
takes the stage to learn the winner, the stalker antes up the stakes
– with deadly force.

Deadly Misfire is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Deadly Misfire features characters from Laurie Fagen’s Behind the Mic
Mysteries series.

Cassidy's Deadly Exit
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 5
by Marla J. Hayes
Broadway actress Cassidy Quinn finally wins a long coveted Tony award, but the
words in her acceptance speech stir up a new problem - a previously
low-key fan ramps up online rhetoric to the point where her usual
security categorizes this unidentified person as an avidly persistent stalker.

Cassidy takes control of her career and her safety, while doing her best not
to disappoint her most devoted fans - she travels to the Tawnee
Mountain Resort to attend her first fan convention, a small gathering
of her super fans. After all, what could happen to her when she's
surrounded by devoted admirers, trusted employees, and the security
precautions of a resort that has hosted large scale political
gatherings without a single reported incident?

When events at the gathering turn deadly, Cassidy must figure out who
among her fans and her staff wants to kill her, and her career.

Cassidy's Deadly Exit is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a
collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and
bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the
Tawnee Mountain Resort.

Goodreads * Amazon

Cassidy Quinn fidgeted in her seat at Radio City Music Hall.
      Not because she was uncomfortable. On the contrary, she felt very pleased with herself. She was mere minutes away from the announcement of her category for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
      Not because of her dress. The House of Green fashion designers had created an outfit that fit perfectly and still allowed her to breathe. The strapless dress with a black lamé skirt with its silver netting overlay studded with faux diamonds created a counter image of the award being handed out. And the black bolero jacket with elbow length flounce sleeves allowed a pocket for her speech. She checked for that piece of paper for what was likely the hundredth time this evening. She also checked the pocket on the other side that held her cell phone.
      Not because she felt fear of criticism for not wearing heels to the ceremony. House of Green had made her a one-off pair of leather ballerina flats with their signature green soles which would broadcast their makers’ signature colour when she climbed the stage if she won. The flats even allowed extra room for the black Tensor bandage wrapped snuggly around her right ankle. And at the prime age of 41, which she’d never admit, she’d take comfort over style any day.
      Not because she regretted attending the awards alone this year. She had brought her assistant or her manager or agent the other three times she had been nominated, and lost each time. Better to change the pattern than risk losing again, she had told the people in her life.
      Not because her hair wasn’t styled just the way she’d asked. Her mahogany brown hair had been pulled into a complex braid that ran the length of the back of her head. Only the trademark white streak of hair at her right temple had been left to hang loose, caressing her cheekbones.
      Not because the show’s producers hadn’t positioned her on the aisle of the second row, from where she could look graceful, despite using a black cane with silver at its tip and head, when she made her way to the stairs and up to the stage.

      No, Cassidy Quinn fidgeted because she had to pee, but daren’t chance being in the washroom like Christine Lahti when she had won at the Golden Globes several years ago. 

Black Diamond Graves
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 6
by Wendy Fallon
Cali May attends an Artists' Retreat at Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf
Resort in North Jersey. She's appalled to see a figure fall from the
Black Diamond ski lift as she and the other attendees ride the lift
to a small lodge on the first day. She finds herself stranded at the
top of the mountain with several creative souls both dead and alive,
and must uncover a murderer before she too becomes a target.
The Quinnipiac Disappearance
Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Book 7
by Lee Tidball
Down in South Jersey, you got your Jersey Devil and the Pine Barrens.
Up here, we got E.T.s and Quinnipiac.”

So says Alan Riddiak, NSA field agent Jake Farrister’s friend, as they
rent kayaks at Quinnipiac Reservoir, site of what locals say was the
most credible mass sighting of a UFO in human history, and just miles
from the swanky Tawnee Mountain Resort, where Alan’s boss, revered
Senator Grant Bilson of New Jersey, is on an August recess retreat.
Ok…” smirks Jake.
But smirks turn to shock when two bizarre disappearances and an attempted
murder suck the rest out of the retreat, and Senator Bilson
commissions Jake to solve the mysteries.

Jake finds nothing but frustration, though, until he finally concedes what
quirky new friend Nikki Hayes has told him all along; when it comes
to Quinnipiac, the only explanations are inexplicable, the only
believable witnesses are unbelievable, and in order to stop the
world-shattering plot at the heart of the mysteries, Jake must do
what he thought was unthinkable—and hope he’s not too late.

KAREN M. BRYSON writes romantic mystery and suspense stories. She is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry as well as the RWA Lone Star Writing Contest.
Karen is also an award-winning/optioned screenwriter.
When she's not at her computer creating new stories, Karen enjoys spending
time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Karen previously wrote contemporary romance under the pen names SAVANNAH

R.J. Rosatte is a native of Prince Edward County, Ontario, his careers have included being an infantry officer in the Canadian Army Reserves,
economics teacher at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, a long-haul truck driver and businessman.
He has travelled all forty-eight lower US states, eight Canadian
provinces, Italy, Mexico and most of the Caribbean. He currently
resides in Bayside, Quinte West, Ontario with his wife, Wendy, and
their Westie, Molly.
A native of the southwestern U.S., Karen Randau
has been writing and telling stories since elementary school. She
holds a degree in journalism/public relations from The University of
Texas at Austin and has enjoyed a long career in marketing
After a short stint working in a psychiatric hospital, when she wrote three self-help books, Karen joined an international relief and development organization to use her skills to help people struggling with extreme
poverty. She has traveled to numerous developing countries, witnessing famines, violence, and hopeful people working to overcome a generational cycle of poverty.

She loves to read and write fast-paced mysteries and thrillers, especially those with intricate plots, lots of action, and rollercoaster-like twists and turns.

Laurie Fagen is a "writer by habit" who has enjoyed writing for a
variety of mediums, including radio, commercial and cable television,
film, newspapers and magazines.
Fagen, a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), is also is an artist and jazz
singer, and the former publisher of the SanTan Sun News, a community
newspaper in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Marla J. Hayes, a produced screenwriter and occasional actress, graduated with a Master Screenwriter Certificate from ScreenwritingU in October 2017 -- check out her film Biz credentials on imdb.com. Now add novelist to her screenplay stories!Her articles (and photographs) have been published in American and Canadian magazines and newspapers. She was a featured columnist in COLLECTIBLES CANADA
magazine for over 10 years. Short fiction pieces have appeared in Canadian elementary school reading program textbooks and public school libraries continue to carry her picture book, HOW A CAROUSEL
CAME TO NORTH BAY, published by Scholastic Canada.

Marla lives in northeastern Ontario, Canada.

Wendy Fallon -By day I am a technical writer, and by night and on weekends I am
an artist and creative writer. Having lived in Phoenix, AZ for 20+ years with my husband Tim, I found the urban wilderness to be endlessly fascinating. Our home was tucked up
against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal that ran across the base of the mountain provided inspiration for painting, drawing, and writing with sitings of wild coyotes, skittering fluffs of newborn quail, lizards, constant
change…and stories of life and death. In December 2017, we moved to
a beach in Florida, which is whole ‘nother story!
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Lee Tidball is a represented, 3 times optioned screenwriter and author. His two novels, WINDFORK SECRETS (middle-grade/YA historical fantasy) and MALLED (dark teen/YA action/thriller based on his screenplay) have both been Amazon Kindle Store Bestsellers at various times in their respective categories. He currently writes from northern California where he lives with the two loves of his life, his partner, Cyndie, and his Giant OCR1 road bike. He enjoys movies, theater, history, staying in shape, and traveling to scenic and/or historical destinations around the world.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Lee spent many years as a middle-grades teacher in his adopted hometown of Modesto, California. He's also spent ten seasons coaching girls youth soccer, 22 seasons coaching youth runners, founded a children's community theater company, directed nearly a dozen children's theater productions, and acted in numerous community and church theater productions over the years. Much of the inspiration for his stories and characters continues to come from the hundreds of students, athletes, and actors he has served in these endeavors.

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karenmbryson said...

Thank you so much for hosting us on your website!

Marla Hayes said...

Thank you for being such a gracious host for our series blog tour!

Wendy Fallon said...

Thank you so much for featuring our series!

Randy Rosatte said...

We greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about our series. I can't thank you enough

Lee Tidball said...

We sure appreciate you spreading the word about this new book series to your followers! Thanks so much!