Monday, June 27, 2016

Dragon's Pearl

The series continues with 

Book Four - Dragon's Pearl




In Dragon's Pearl, blood on the moon signifies death for some unlucky victim.  A haunted music box and a ghost keep Sheryl Holmes and her cohorts on their toes.

Pearls fell like raindrops from the sky while the dragons fought. Silvery fingers of mist cast eerie shadows upon the ocean waves as the struggle raged overhead. Three beings watched the battle, until they noticed blood on the full moon. Someone would die.

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Her fingers kept a firm grasp on the pistol. No one appeared. One last look around her shop, Sheryl locked up and walked toward her car.

It was late at night and bright outside until clouds covered the full moon. Lightning flashed. Sheryl paused to gaze up at the sky. Her breath caught. A fire breathing dragon, clutching a pearl in its claws, floated overhead. “It can't be.” She blinked and relaxed when she realized it was just a dark cloud mass resembling a dragon and the pearl was the moon peeking through what looked like its claws. The heat lightning was the fire.

With a nervous giggle, Sheryl got into her car. Earlier she's seen blood on the moon and knowing it meant someone would die and spotting what she thought was an intruder in her shop―must have kick started her imagination.

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Trying to prove there was no such thing as a ghost, Sheryl sets out to prove her point. In no time, Sheryl was snuggled under the covers at Bridgeside. The bed felt wonderful, the house was quiet, and soon she dreamed of dragons. The tinny sound of music woke her. Sheryl sat up and rubbed her eyes.

The music box was open and it was playing. She closed the lid, went to the doorway, and stepped into the hall. Humming reached her from downstairs. Sheryl hurried to the stairs and saw a woman wearing a flowing gray ruffly dress walk across the foyer, past the staircase, and toward the blue room. It can't be a ghost. Every ounce of logic Sheryl possess told her there was no such thing as a ghost — yet...

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Sheryl whirled around. “I saw her, Jake. I saw her.”

“You saw who?”

“The ghost. Amber was right. Bridgeside is haunted.”

Jake rolled his eyes and laughed. “Sheryl, you're not thinking logically. There's no such thing as a ghost. You know better than that.”

“Yes, I do... well, I thought I did, but I saw her. A ghost. Jake, I saw her!” Her voice was shrill. Her breath came in short bursts. “I did. I did.”

Jake cupped her face and stared into her eyes. “Calm down. You didn't see a ghost. You saw a real person. Either a vagrant or more likely someone Brian hired to scare you and Amber.”

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Opal's Disappearance

Book 3 in the Sheryl Locke Holmes Mystery Series



Opal's Disappearance







In Opal's Disappearance,  an old college friend begs Sheryl find her missing cousin, Opal, who may have been kidnapped by a mysterious mountain man. When all leads are exhausted, Sheryl concocts a dangerous plan—she becomes bait for the kidnapper and alleged murderer.

As is the norm, nothing is as easy as it sounds for the sleuths. A bout of amnesia adds some humor, until a man claims to be Sheryl's father and Sheryl believes him.

Dot is worried and afraid for Sheryl. Jake isn't happy at all about the change of events.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ruby's Deadly Secret

Sheryl Locke Holmes Series

 

Book Two - Ruby's Deadly Secret








Ruby's Deadly Secret was awarded eighth place for the best 2010 Mystery Novel at the P and E Polls.

What do you get when you add a ruby, a diary, family secrets, and a mansion? A motive for murder.

Sheryl Locke Holmes and her best friend, Dot Watson, have been offered an exciting opportunity to explore Bridgeside, a Victorian mansion, to search for items for their antique shop. Their adventure is short-lived when they discover a diary containing dark family secrets and a newspaper clipping with a warning written in what appears to be blood.

The sleuths get trapped in the attic and find out later that the owner died inside the house by hanging from the rafters in the attic. As if that isn't enough, Dot is kidnapped. On top of that, Jake is spotted with another woman.

Clues are pointing to Sheryl as the next target, no matter who gets in the way.


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Amber's Mysterious Death

Just in time for summer reading -- Sheryl Locke Holmes Mystery Series. 


Book One - Amber's Mysterious Death


 


Amber's Mysterious Death introduces readers to Sheryl Locke Holmes and her best friend, Dorothy "Dot" Watson. After her parents die from a car accident, Sheryl inherits the family business -- an antique shop and Dot joins her.

Dot is the tech geek with business savvy while Sheryl is old school and doesn't know the first thing about websites or cell phones and she doesn't want to know.

Their best friend from college, Amber, had recently died under mysterious circumstances. While at an antique auction, Sheryl spots Amber's husband Roger who had disappeared when the police tried to question him.

This time, Sheryl will stop at nothing until she gets some answers and avenges her friend's death. Lots of questions need answers.

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