Monday, August 20, 2012

Announcing my new cozy mystery, Private Deception

I'm happy to announce the publication of my new cozy mystery novel,  Private Deception, available on Kindle and in paperback!

About  Private Deception :

Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly thinks she’s hit rock bottom when, in the midst of obtaining photos of a cheating spouse in a second-story apartment, she falls off a swing set to the feet of an attractive mystery man. But the next day, when Jade discovers the man’s identity—he’s a detective with the local Sweetwater, NC, police—she learns that the cheating spouse was murdered and Jade herself is a suspect. Rock bottom just got a new definition.

Private Deception is the first novel in the Jade O’Reilly Mystery series by Amazon Bestselling Mystery and Romantic Suspense Author Tamara Ward. The novel’s prequel, the short story Jade O’Reilly and the Ice Queen, joins Jade O’Reilly and the Mysterious Musician, a short story that follows Jade on an adventure after this novel. In all three, action and light romance combine with engaging characters and humor for page-turning whodunits set in the fictional coastal town of Sweetwater, NC.

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  1. looking forward to reading it. When will your next Joanie Waters book come out?

  2. Hi, Linda! It's freshly out, both in paperback and in Kindle formats. Thanks for asking! I've been waiting to announce it until the paperback and Kindle versions are linked on Amazon. The title is Silver Flashing... you'll see why! ;)