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Thursday, September 22, 2016



I am so excited to be a part of this new event at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City Kentucky this Saturday, September 24. Please join us for a great time. There will be raffle baskets with some wonderful prizes. I will have paperback copies of all my books but sadly, Crashing Waves my latest release. I couldn't get them from the printer in time for this event. 


Stop by my table for a chance to win a basket of Bath and Body Works items from me too. I also have an extra little gift for those who purchase a copy of Drifting Sands, Bk 1 in the Warfield Hotel Mystery Series or The Pinkerton Man Series Bk 1 & 2. 
Free Key Chain with purchase of Drifting Sands or The Pinkerton Man

 Free Raffle Giveaway

We are going to have a great time and I'd love to see you there. If you find me at the event and mention that you saw this post, I'll give you an ebook copy of Whispers, Rumors, & Lies or Island Paradise. 

See you all there.
CJ


Sunday, September 18, 2016


☼⁂♡ It's Live  ☼⁂♡
Crashing Waves
Book 2 in the Warfield Hotel Mystery Series





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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Crashing Waves Release date September 18, 2016
Here's another teaser!

Their conversation quickly came to a halt when a familiar voice caught both brothers off guard.
“Goddamn, can’t you Warfield boys stay out of trouble for more than a day or two,” Chief Moses Lee said, clearly not expecting an answer.
“Who the hell called you?” Justin asked as he glared at the big black man. This was the last person on earth he wanted to see in his hotel again.
“I called him, Justin. We all know someone is causing this shit, and he needs to do something about it,” Robert answered, joining the group gathered in the bar.
Robert looked toward Justin. A subtle grin spread across his face. Justin felt his cheeks flush, and he turned away quickly to face Chief Lee.
Moses Lee took out a notebook and walked around the room. His boots made squishy sounds as they tramped across the damp carpet. He stopped in front of the large plate glass mirror behind the bar. He made a few more marks in his notebook then closed it.

“I’ve got a forensic crew on the way, though I doubt we’ll find any prints. Don’t start your clean up until they’ve finished. I’ll have them take several shots of the message,” he said as he pointed his notebook at the mirror. “Seems like you’ve made yourselves an enemy.”



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Crashing Waves *** Teaser #3

Robert Wyler sounded agitated, so Justin quickened his pace to see what had happened now, only to find Robert had left the bar through the main doorway and was heading down the hall toward the offices. As he took another step into the room, broken glass crackled under his shoes and wetness seeped into the canvas.

“What the hell?”

Peter was standing in front of the back wall of the bar but swiveled around at the sound of Justin’s voice. As he moved, Justin caught sight of red paint scrawled across the glass mirror.

Get out before it all comes falling down around you and someone dies.

Shivering, Justin briefly wondered if this had anything to do with Caroline and the other deaths last summer. It didn’t seem likely. Caroline was dead now, and even though he didn’t like to think it true, his wife had admitted to killing his former lovers. This must be something entirely different. He just couldn’t think of who would want to do this.


“Peter,” Justin said as he clasped his hand on his brother’s shoulder. “I don’t know who is doing this, or why, but now that I’m back, we’ll figure this out together.”

Release Day *** September 18th

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


CRASHING WAVES
The Warfield Hotel Mysteries Book 2 
 

A new book is always exciting. It's exciting for you the reader and it's exciting for the author to be able to share their work with you. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for Crashing Waves, the second Warfield Hotel Mystery, to be available. Thank you so much for that patience. I think you are going to love this continuing story of Justin Warfield and Marcus Drummond. Here is the first teaser for you.



Justin Warfield wrapped the blanket tighter around his body. Though the ocean didn’t quite reach the dune where he sat this early in the morning, the air was chilly and damp. It was mid-October, and the beach was deserted. Even the locals didn’t spend much time here at this time of the year. Waves crashed and pummeled the tiny shells and rocks into submission along the shoreline. Seaweed and driftwood littered the sandy beach going north and south as far as he could see.


The sky was overcast, gray. Dark clouds sure to bring a heavy rain storm later in the day matched Justin’s mood and his thoughts. Not for the first time, Justin realized this place—the ocean, the beach, the dunes—were a part of him. At any given time, he could come here and he see his life played out in nature. He picked up a nearby stick and began to draw circles in the sand by his feet. His shoulder ached, a constant reminder of the events from the past summer. His thoughts drifted exactly where he knew they would. He didn’t want them to go there, but it was no use to try to stop them.

Monday, September 5, 2016


Spend Time With the Squirrels 

I seldom write anything personal on this blog. I share new releases, giveaways, blog tours for both myself and other authors. The genre means little to mean. I love the written word and it is a pleasure to share when an author as a new story to share.

Today is a little different. Most of you know that recently I retired from my full time day job, though I am going back 2 or 3 days a month to help out with intricate reports until someone can be fully trained to help out with these. Most of my time now is to be dedicated to writing and getting more books out for readers. 

Though sometimes, you need to just slow everything down and doing nothing with the people you hold closest to your heart. That's what I've done this weekend and so what that I didn't get 10k words written this weekend. I did spend time laughing and talking with my children and husband and my BFF who came for a visit. It has been wonderful.

I'll start writing again tomorrow. I've got a new Pinkerton Man story under way and two other stories that are just busting to get written. But for today, I'm going to watch the squirrels playing in the backyard, my cat sleeping in any spot he danged well chooses and I'll talk to my BFF or just sit in the same room with her and watch a silly tv series. I'll  kiss my husband as he leaves for his job and I'll watch the cars go by the window until my adult kids come back from their trip to the Columbus Zoo today. 

And I'll just listen to life and watch it around me and be thankful for every moment of it. 

Hope you spent your Labor Day Holiday as you wanted, whether it was with family and friends or working. Just don't forget life is short and each moment should be as special as we can make it.

CJ 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Crashing Waves Blurb


Justin Warfield ran away to Italy to put the events of last summer and a certain dark-haired private eye behind him, to no avail. If anything, he can’t help but rehash what happened over and over. When he finally returns to South Carolina, the hotel he runs with his brother has suffered a series of incidents that are starting to look less accidental after a death threat is received.

Not satisfied that Moses Lee and his local police will find the culprit, Peter Warfield calls in the services of his good friend Marcus Drummond to help. Marcus is torn. He wants to help his friend, but he also knows that if Justin has moved on after their failed flirtation last summer, he will be devastated.

Tensions mount as danger seems to follow them at every turn, stalking them as they get closer to solving the mystery of who is behind the sabotage of the hotel. 

Available September 18, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016


It's Finally Here!
Release Day - September 18, 2016




Crashing Waves:

Justin Warfield ran away to Italy to put the events of last summer and a certain dark-haired private eye behind him, to no avail. If anything, he can’t help but rehash what happened over and over. When he finally returns to South Carolina, the hotel he runs with his brother has suffered a series of incidents that are starting to look less accidental after a death threat is received.

Not satisfied that Moses Lee and his local police will find the culprit, Peter Warfield calls in the services of his good friend Marcus Drummond to help. Marcus is torn. He wants to help his friend, but he also knows that if Justin has moved on after their failed flirtation last summer, he will be devastated.


Tensions mount as danger seems to follow them at every turn, stalking them as they get closer to solving the mystery of who is behind the sabotage of the hotel.