Blogroll: Invisible Ink

Wearing a Mask? You’re Not the Only One

MALICIOUS MASQUERADE giveawayI like stories where no one is who they seem, probably because these stories reflect the nature of my own soul, of humanity. As Donald Miller writes in Blue Like Jazz, “The problem is not out there; the problem is the needy beast of a thing that lives in my chest.”

It is indeed a personal problem, widespread and universal. We struggle against it every day as we try to find truth in the details of our lives. Almost all art forms, throughout all of history, reflect this struggle. [Read more...]

Blogroll: Romance & Beyond

Lifetime of Little Things

Posted by Sherry Isaac on Mar 22, 2013 in Friends on Friday

Alan-Cupp-HS-199x300Alan Cupp loves to create and entertain, always anticipating his next creative endeavor. In addition to writing fiction, Alan enjoys acting, music, travel, and playing sports. His life’s motto is, “It’s better to wear out than rust out.” He values time spent with his beautiful wife and their two sons. Keep up with Alan on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter. Information on Alan’s new release, Malicious Masquerade, can be found at Henery Press. [Read more...]

Blogroll: Everybody Need A Little Romance

Susan Boyer Visits ENALR by Cynthia D’Alba

Hi Susan. I’m thrilled you added EverybodyNeedsALittleRomance to your blog stops for Lowcountry Boil.  I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Lowcountry Boil and just loved it. It has the feel of a cozy mystery but isn’t your usual cozy! Click here for my review.

Cynthia D’Alba

Let’s start with Susan Boyer, the author. Tell us a little more about you.

Cynthia, first, thank you so much for having me on Everybody Needs a Little Romance today! I am married to my best friend, Jim. I usually call him Sugar, and my family and friends are so accustomed to it, even some of them call him Sugar as well. We have four children—three of his, one of mine, all of them ours. Our nest is sporadically empty. Our youngest child is still in boomerang mode.

Do you have another job other than writing? What?

No, I write full time. I should rephrase that. My full-time job is author. I’m learning there is much more involved than just the writing. I had a day job for years, first as a computer programmer, then a systems analyst, then a project manager, and later a store planner for a ladies apparel store chain. But I’ve always wanted to write, and when I got the chance to make the transition, I took it.

Why do you write (other than the obvious fame and fortune it will bring)? [Read more...]

Book Release Day!


Happy Release Day to debut author Susan M. Boyer!!! Her 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Southern charmer, Lowcountry Boil, is available TODAY! This traditional mystery mixes mayhem and manners, enveloping the reader in sea, sand, and suspense. The Hen House is just bursting with pride over Susan M. Boyer and her fantastic page-turning gem. And we’re not the only ones who adore this book:

“Plenty of secrets, long-simmering feuds, and greedy ventures make for a captivating read…Boyer’s chick lit PI debut charmingly showcases South Carolina island culture.” – Library Journal

“Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun, Lowcountry Boil is a lowcountry delight.” — Carolyn Hart, Author of What the Cat Saw

“I love this book. And you will too. Witty, droll, clever—and just a tad quirky! This light-hearted and authentically Southern mystery is full of heart, insight, and a deep understanding of human nature. Susan M. Boyer is a fresh new voice in crime fiction!” — Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha & Macavity Winning Author of The Other Woman



Blogroll: Dru’s Cozy Report

September 2012 Reading List by The Cozy Chicks

Welcome to Dru’s Cozy Report. This month we have four new series for your reading pleasure.  Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer is the first book in the new “Liz Talbot” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, September 2012.

Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. She’s fit to be tied when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, so she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated. When more folks start turning up dead in this small seaside town, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her. [Read more...]

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