Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jane Austen

The Forgotten Sister: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice
by Louise Hathaway
Only $1.99

Here's some good news for Jane Austen fans: "The Forgotten Sister: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice" is now available at the lowered price of $1.99. It's about Mary Bennet, the plain middle daughter in Pride and Prejudice, as she compares herself to her beautiful sisters, tries to get her father to notice her, complains about her mother’s melodramatics, falls in love, considers a move to America, becomes a writer, and a ultimately becomes a champion of those less fortunate. What makes this book different from other books written about Pride and Prejudice is its depiction of the social history in Britain during the nineteenth century. Mary Bennet learns about the worlds of their servants in Pemberley, poor chimney sweeps, and factory workers. Transport yourself back to the Regency era and get better aquainted with one of period's famous fictional families.

Available at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, Scribd, and Smashwords.  Here are the book's direct links at each store:

Friday, October 23, 2015

Vacation in Europe

Based upon my real experiences in Europe, this travelogue is about the adventures of two girlfriends who go to Europe together. For Nicole, it’s her exciting first trip there. For Isabella, it’s a chance to recover from her husband’s recent death. Come along with them as they follow the footsteps of the Caesars, marvel at the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, see Monet’s garden at Giverny, and go on a literary pilgrimage in Great Britain. Feel their frustration and grief aboard a plane on September 11, 2001 where they first hear about the terrorist attack. Where will they go and when will they be able to come back home?

Destination Europe:
The Summer the World Changed
by Louise Hathaway

Only 99 cents at Amazon, Google Play, and Smashwords

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Is there a ghost in Oak Alley Plantation?

Just in time for Halloween, here's a murder/mystery about a docent who was found dead at Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana.  Was she killed by a ghost?  There have been lots of sighting at the plantation throughout the years since its antebellum days.

The Ghost in the Plantation:
A Nancy Keene Mystery
by Louise Hathaway

In this story, my teenage sleuth, Nancy Keene, tries to figure out what happened to the hoop-skirted docent.  Nancy had been standing outside the plantation, along with her father and friends, waiting for a tour to begin when they learn of the docent's mysterious death.  I based Nancy on my childhood heroine, Nancy Drew, and wrote this humorous and PG-rated tale that is especially targeted to women baby boomers who grew up reading and loving The Nancy Drew Mysteries.  

For readers who don't know who Nancy Drew is, here's a brief description.  The original Nancy Drew stories first appeared in 1930.  They starred a pretty blonde teenager who led a charmed life: she was popular, knew all sorts of obscure facts, had a very kind and permissive father, a snazzy blue roadster, and plenty of unsupervised time to go off searching for clues in each of her latest "cases". Many famous women such as Hillary Clinton, Former First Lady Laura Bush, and Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Sonia Sotomayor cite her as formative influences.

In my book, The Ghost in the Plantation, Nancy Keene goes on vacation with her father and friends to New Orleans. What starts out as a sight-seeing trip changes into a murder/mystery when the docent at Oak Alley Plantation is found dead. Part travelogue, part ghost story, this book mixes voodoo, ghosts, and bayous into a spicy gumbo of a whodunit. 

This eBook is available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords.
It is also available in paperback at Amazon.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Do you like to read murder mysteries?

Do you love reading mysteries and trying to figure out whodunit?  If the answer is "Yes", please take a look at these four murder mysteries that my husband and I wrote.  They are part of "The Detective Santy Mystery" series and are about the life and career of Clarrisa Santy, a female homicide detective from Orange County, California. The series begins with the murder of her father. When she turns 18, she looks into the court records of the murder trial, and realizes that the wrong man was arrested. Ivan, the man accused of the crime, is based on a real person I used to know, who was infamously known as "the hammer-murderer". When Clarissa contacts him, she finds out more about her family and learns, the hard way, that there are some questions best left unanswered.  The series has received five star and several four star reviews and each book can be enjoyed on its own without having to read the entire series.  The bestseller among the four books is "Honeymoon in Savannah" and it is our favorite, too.

The books in the Detective Santy Mystery Series are:

The Tustin Chronicles
Murder at the Abbey
Honeymoon in Savannah
The Body on Ortega Highway

All are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Google Play, Kobo, Smashwords, Oyster, and Scribd.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Free Time Travel eBook About the 1968 Newport Pop Festival

Have you ever wished you'd been at Woodstock?  Do you like classic rock from the 60s?  If so, I hope you'll like this humorous time travel fantasy about two sisters who are magically transported back to the 1968 Newport Pop Festival in Costa Mesa, California--an outdoor concert later described as “Orange County’s Woodstock.”  It's received Five Star and several Four Star Reviews.

I'm offering it FREE on Smashwords if you use coupon code MK64C upon checkout.  Offer expires November 4, 2015.  Reviews are greatly appreciated!

The Summer of Love: A Trip Back to 1968
by Louise Hathaway

If you don't want purchase it at Smashwords, it is also available at its regular price of $1.99 at Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo, Scribd, and Oyster.  Also available in paperback at Amazon and Createspace.