Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring is in the Air and the Chicks are Hatching New Stories!

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

Yesterday, Maggie shared her exciting news - a brand new historical mystery. Today, I have my own 'breaking' news. Off Kilter, which is the first in the Scottish Highlands series, is available for pre-order. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, or order it from your favorite indie store.

This is very exciting for me, because my very own Scottish ancestors were seventeenth century rabble-rousers who were eventually shipped to the new world, where they settled in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. I have happily traveled back to my homeland, and in keeping with family tradition, enjoyed causing mayhem in the Highlands.

Here's a little bit about the story:
After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own.

But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama… The town’s sheep shearer is found murdered—clipped with his own shears—and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father’s recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm. Eden refuses to believe the affable heiress is a murderer, but can she prove that someone is out to frame her new friend before she finds herself on the receiving end of more shear terror?

So, what do you think?