TWO MORE AUTHORS! (Somebody order more champagne!)

Shannon Esposito and I are dancing the happy dance today as we announce that two more wonderful mystery writers have joined our group here at misterio press.

old photo of two children dancing

Shannon’s the short one (photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-08238 CC-BY-SA)

Okay, that isn’t really us, but we’re that happy! We now have seven authors which is exactly the number we wanted for our indie press, so that we can provide a variety of mystery/suspense titles and maintain a high level of quality for our readers.

Since we’re introducing you to two authors this time, we got twice as much virtual bubbly, so grab a glass and stick around as we tell you about Stacy Green and Catie Rhodes. (Shh, don’t tell Kathy Owen that we’re throwing a bigger bash than she got.)

big tower of champagne glasses

(photo by Filaos, CC 2.0 license, Wikimedia Commons)

Whoa, that’s a lot of champagne!

Stacy Green already has two great creations to her credit: her adorable daughter, Grace, and her debut suspense novel, Into the Dark, (published by MuseItUp Publishing).

Stacy Green head shot

When Stacy isn’t taking care of her family or writing, she’s researching true crime and serial killers for her blog. She also enjoys gardening and healthy cooking. Her writing credentials are impressive. You can check them out over at her cyber home.

She has a new novel coming out in less than two weeks (April 8th to be exact) called Tin God. It’s the first in her Delta Crossroads series.

I have read it and can tell you that it is fabulous. I can’t wait for her to finish the next book in the series. Unfortunately, I can’t show you the cover just yet because Night Owl Reviews is having an exclusive Cover Reveal for Stacy today (Yes, she is quite the social butterfly, flitting back and forth between two parties!)

But I can tell you what it’s about:

Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard’s life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years later, a wealthy woman with legal connections hires her as a housekeeper, and Jaymee gathers the courage to seek her help. But Jaymee’s last chance ends up in a puddle of blood in one of the historic antebellum mansions in Roselea, Mississippi.

I just murdered your wife…again.

An unsigned letter consisting of six horrifying words turns Nick Samuels stagnant life upside down. Stuck in emotional purgatory since his wife’s unsolved murder four years ago, Nick is about to self-destruct. The arrival of the letter claiming credit for his wife’s murder and boasting of a new kill sends Nick to Roselea, where he and Jaymee’s worlds collide.

Jaymee and Nick realize exposing the truth about her daughter’s adoption is the only way to solve the murders. Up against years of deception, they rush to identify the killer before the evidence–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost. But the truth doesn’t always set the guilt-ridden free. Sometimes, it destroys them.


Catie Rhodes will be the first to tell you that she’s that girl your mother warned you about…

Catie Rhodes head shotThe one who cusses and never washes her hands after petting the dog. Catie decided to turn her love of lying into writing fiction after she got fired for telling her boss the President was on the phone.

It didn’t take Catie long to figure out what she wanted to do when she grew up. With her faithful Pomeranian, Cosmo, at her side, she draws on her East Texas roots and her love of true crime and the paranormal to write the kind of stories she wishes the book stores sold.

And we’re thrilled to announce the release of one of those stories next week (April 5th), Forever Road. I gotta tell you that this is the best debut novel I’ve ever read.

cover of Forever Road

I’ll let Catie’s main character, Peri Jean, introduce herself.

My name’s Peri Jean Mace, and I’ve seen ghosts ever since I can remember. Don’t get too excited. Seeing across the veil branded me as a loony during my growing up years, and I learned to keep my yap shut about it.

Now I’m not sure I can anymore.

See, my cousin up and got herself killed the very same day I promised her a favor.  Now she’s back in spirit form and determined to make me pay. If I don’t solve her murder, she’s going to haunt me forever. Talk about the debt collector from hell.

That’s not my only problem. An obnoxiously hot cop wants to arrest my best friend for the murder.  My bigmouthed archenemy holds a clue to the killer’s identity. And there’s this mean—and ugly—woman who wants to beat me up.

None of this can turn out good.

You are going to love both of these books!

By the way, Catie also has a great blog called Long Roads and Dark Ends. Isn’t that the coolest name for a mystery writer’s blog?

I’m getting thirsty from doing all this talking so I’m gonna go get another glass of champagne. You all please make Stacy and Catie welcome now!

*dances off to get some more virtual bubbly*

Posted by Kassandra Lamb. Kassandra is a retired psychotherapist turned mystery writer. She writes the Kate Huntington mystery series.

16 thoughts on “TWO MORE AUTHORS! (Somebody order more champagne!)

  1. shannon esposito

    So excited you gals have joined us in this crazy adventure! I have to agree, you all are going to love Forever Road and want to share it with all your friends! I can’t wait to read Tin God *tapping my toes* but I’m sure it’s fantastic, as Stacy’s first book kept me up reading way past my bedtime.

    Pass me the bubbly…it’s never too early to celebrate!

  2. K.B. Owen

    Squee! I’m so happy to see two such fab authors join us here at Misterio! (And twice the party means twice the champagne…just sayin’).

    Welcome, Catie and Stacy! We’re gonna have lots of fun. 😉


    1. Kassandra Lamb

      I agree, Kathy. I’m already enjoying all the great ideas everybody’s kicking around.

      Thanks to Kathy’s input, folks, we’ll have a brand new look in our bookstore soon. Which of course, will be another excuse to party!

  3. Catie Rhodes

    Thanks for the warm welcome, ladies! I am so happy and excited to be part of this group. Whups! I just knocked down the champagne pyramid while jumping up and down. *runs for cover*

    By the way, I love that old picture. Those are so neat.

    1. Kassandra Lamb

      LOL. If we’re knocking over the pyramid, it’s probably time to stop with the bubbly anyway, Catie!

      So glad to have you and Stacy with us! 😀

  4. Marcy Kennedy

    I haven’t read Catie’s book, but I have read both of Stacy’s (I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of Tin God). I’m thrilled she’s joining you. Tin God was better than Into the Dark, so my guess is her books will only continue to get better from here on out.

    1. Kassandra Lamb

      I loved Into the Dark too, Marcy, but I agree. Tin God is better. And it’s the beginning of a series. Personally, I love series because then I get to revisit the characters again and again. It’s like hanging out with old friends!

    2. Stacy Green

      Thank you so much for the welcome, and thank you to Marcy and Kass for their comments on TIN GOD. I’m so happy you liked the book, and I’m really excited to be joining.

    1. Kassandra Lamb

      Thanks, Christine! Sure we can’t lure you over to the dark side and get you to write mysteries? 😉


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