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In Place of Never

LindseyJulieAnn_InPlaceOfNeverCan the truth set her free?…

A part of Mercy died the summer her sister tragically drowned. Now Mercy has a chance to discover if Faith’s death was an accident—or murder.  Her first step is to confront the lead suspects: a band of traveling gypsies—the last people who saw her sister alive. But Mercy finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. He’s a kindred spirit, someone who sees into her heart for the first time in, well, forever. Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger…

Suddenly someone is shadowing Mercy’s every move, making her even more determined to uncover the facts. With Cross by her side, she is ready to face it all, even if that means opening up to him, knowing he may one day leave her. What she discovers is a truth that rocks the foundation of her small river town—and a love worth risking everything for….

Publisher: Lyrical Press / Kensington

ISBN: 978-1601834874

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

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A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic, book 2, The Geek Girl Mysteries


Art by Harlequin Enterprises

It’s been three months since Jake Archer rolled into town, accused Mia Connors of murder and stole her heart. She hasn’t heard from him since. So when a man collapses at the fall Renaissance Faire, she’s surprised to see the US marshal arrive on scene. And shocked when he points the finger at her—again. Mia would sooner be able to resurrect the poor fellow than poison him.

Jake Archer’s career has been rising fast, but it’s about to come to a crashing halt. The Ren-Faire victim was in protective custody—Jake’s custody—and they were painfully close to nabbing a major crime boss. If Jake doesn’t solve the murder soon, he’ll be fetching donuts instead of protecting his nation. A difficult enough task without the alluring Mia Connors in the way.

Working with Jake to catch the killer might push Mia into crazy-cat-lady territory. But with a murderer on the loose—and Mia’s reputation on the line—they’ll have to work fast to find the killer before the killer finds them.

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 9781616506148

Publication Date: March 7, 2016

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A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder, book 1, The Geek Girl Mysteries


Art by Harlequin Enterprises

IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu’s timing couldn’t be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia’s family’s business relies on her presence.

Mia doesn’t have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.

Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he’s closer than she’d ever imagined.

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 Praise for Geek Girl!

As a self proclaimed Geek Girl myself, when I saw the title of this, I absolutely had to take a look. When I saw it was a Cozy Mystery, I was all in, and it was fantabulous!
~Musings and Ramblings

A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder is the beginning of a good cozy mystery series in a new and updated setting. The zany family and residents of Horseshoe Falls give us comic relief and our two hotties Jake and Nate give us hope for Mia’s romantic future.
~Bubble Bath Books

A fun, lighthearted cozy, A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey is one of those books you pick up thinking you’ll read for an hour or two and then suddenly realize it is 2am and you have to go to sleep.
~Queen Of All She Reads

What a fun new cozy series! Mia is a fascinating character, and her chemistry with Jake is obvious.
~Book Babble

…a well-constructed, well-written mystery, with a strong romance tilt.
~The Ninja Librarian

I absolutely loved this book and I’m incredibly eager to read more!
~The Girl with Book Lungs

I highly recommend Julie Anne Lindsey’s A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder — a fun, entertaining, unique, and can’t-put-down-able mystery. It’s a great read, to which we grant our highest rating of Five Kitties! Don’t miss this one, y’all.
~Jane Reads

Computer geeks, hunky security men and murder, who would have thought this would be a winning combination?!…I give this 5 paws up!
~Storeybook Reviews

I loved this story so much it had adventure, mystery, humor, and family togetherness.
~Community Bookstop


Goddess_2Goddess, book 2, the Calypso series

Two weeks ago, Callie Ingram was just another high school senior with her sights on a swimming scholarship. Now, she’s the resurrected leader of the Vikings, balancing her classes with learning mythological history—and sparring sessions with her gorgeous demigod boyfriend, Liam Hale.

When Zeus returns to collect the favor she owes him, Callie is tasked with uniting the warring Viking clans and leading them into battle against Gaia’s frost giants. If she fails, everything she risked her life for will be destroyed…and her best friend will die. But one teenage girl rallying all of the vengeful clans won’t be easy. And things only get more complicated when a new prophecy puts her future with Liam at risk. Now, Callie will not only have to win the battle, but she’ll have to take the fate of her heart into her own hands.


Publisher: Lyrical Press / Kensington

ISBN: 9781616506148

Publication Date: October 6, 2014

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Prophecy Cover

Prophecy, book 1, the Calypso series

On the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend—who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, Callie discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny,  for herself and all humankind.

Publisher: Lyrical Press / Kensington

ISBN: 9781616506148

Publication Date: October 6, 2014

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Art by Harlequin Enterprises

Murder in Real Time, book 3, The Patience Price Mysteries

With the chaos of summer tourists and fall birders out of town, counselor Patience Price is looking forward to the quiet life she remembers. She longs for some peace. And an apple fritter. But the calm is cut short when a reality show sets up camp to film a special about ghosts on her little island. Now fans, reporters and crew have flocked to sleepy Chincoteague. Who knew ghost hunters had an entourage?

When two cast members are killed in a room at the local B&B—a room usually occupied by Patience’s FBI agent boyfriend, Sebastian—she finds herself on the case. Sebastian doesn’t want Patience ruffling any feathers but, as always, she can’t help herself.

Patience promises to let Sebastian handle the investigation—he is FBI, after all—but after a drive-by shooting, her wicked curiosity gets the best of her. And with the TV show forging ahead with filming, the list of suspects (and the line of food trucks) only grows. But has the shooter already flown the coop? And how do you find a killer when you don’t know who the target is?

Praise for Murder in Real Time:

The mystery is interesting and kept me flipping the pages until the end, wanting to know who was doing this and why. I also really liked the way the author tells the story. She’s creative with it and I felt like I was one of the islanders through most of the story.
~The Gal in the Blue Mask

As for the mystery, it’s an engaging one that will keep the reader hooked all the way to the end… So as I tell my students – if you want to know what happens you HAVE to read the book. Seriously, I highly recommend you read the book. My to be read list is out of control and there’s not much room to add more, so when I say that I’m adding a series to my must read list (you know the list of authors/series that you always buy?) then you know the book is a must read.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

Murder, mayhem and a dash of romance kept me fully occupied…
~The Ninja Librarian

I liked the way Patience talked to people and got information out of them, you can tell she’s a counselor, she has a way with her of getting people to open up. The mystery was well plotted and intriguing, there’s a nice romantic touch, lovely descriptions of the island, and with plenty of suspects that kept me guessing till the end…
~Carole’s Book Corner

This was a fun new mystery. I liked the characters and the location. While you can jump right in and start with this book and not be at all lost, it stands alone, I find I want to know more and will go back to read the first two in the series.
~Rantin’, Ravin’ and Reading

This book is a captivating whodunit…You will not be able to put this book down once you start.
~Shelley’s Book Case

I really enjoyed this contemporary romance/mystery story. The characters were a lot of fun. I loved the island setting!
~Brooke Blogs

Ms. Lindsey has a good hand with descriptive language and dialogue. The romance felt real, not melodramatic or sappy, as they can sometimes get. I felt like these were people that could be found in my life, or with whom I could associate.
~Back Porchervation

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Murder Comes Ashore, book 2, The Patience Price Mysteries

Art by Harlequin Enterprises

Art by Harlequin Enterprises

Patience Price is just settling into her new life as resident counselor on Chincoteague Island when things take a sudden turn for the worse. A collection of body parts have washed up on shore and suddenly nothing feels safe on the quaint island.

Patience instinctively turns to current crush and FBI special agent Sebastian for help, but former flame Adrian is also on the case, hoping that solving the grisly crime will land him a win in the upcoming mayoral election.

When the body count rises and Patience’s parents are brought in as suspects, Patience is spurred to begin her own investigation. It’s not long before she starts receiving terrifying threats from the killer, and though she’s determined to clear her family’s name, it seems the closer Patience gets to finding answers, the closer she comes to being the killer’s next victim.

Publisher: Carina Press


Publication Date: March 3, 2014

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Murder by the Seaside, book 1, The Patience Price Mysteries

Art by Harlequin 2013

Art by Harlequin 2013

Armed with a new counseling degree, Patience Price is eager to move back home to Chincoteague Island to help folks with their problems. But she finds the streets awash in more than East Coast charm. There’s been a murder, and Adrian Davis, the town golden boy who once stomped her heart into a zillion pieces, is the main suspect. Now he’s on the run, claiming he’s innocent. Patience finds this…poetic. Not that she holds a grudge.

Adrian’s mom is sure that with her FBI background Patience can find the truth. Yes, she was at the FBI—in human resources. Still, she looks into it, but not everyone is happy with her snooping. Either that, or the welcome wagon has some bold new policies involving drive-by shootings.

Things really heat up when a hunky former coworker, an actual FBI agent, arrives to help. But he may be too late; the quaint island harbors deadly secrets—and Patience is running out of time.

Publisher: Carina Press


Publication Date: October 7, 2013

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TEST Art._DECEIVED_SL1000_What you don’t know CAN kill you…

Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad’s demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went – until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker. With the help of Brian, a boy she meets at a flea market, she discovers that this isn’t her first encounter with the murderer and that her father has been concealing her true identity for the past twelve years. But despite her father’s desperate attempts to protect her, Elle still comes face to face with the darkness she has been running from her whole life. Trapped in the woods and with help hundreds of miles away, will Elle be able to confront the Reaper and reclaim the life she lost?

Publisher: Merit Press

ISBN-10: 1440563896

Publication Date: September 18, 2013

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A Beautiful Pointe (Honey Creek Books)

abeautifulpointe-1Secrecy is Veronica French’s way of life. Uncovering the truth is Hudson’s. Veronica doesn’t mind being the center of small town gossip. Her home and dance studio alone keep more secrets than the rumor mill can inventory, like the way women in her cooking classes always come home changed. Some Honey Creek residents say she bewitches them with her enchanted treats and pastries. Others smile and say nothing at all. When a local woman goes missing after an evening at Veronica’s, all eyes turn to her for answers. Hudson Reed doesn’t believe in secrets, and he doesn’t want to hear about enchanted cookies. Hired to find the missing woman, he’s only interested in the facts. Now, he must navigate the town’s wild speculation and deal with Veronica’s coy disposition if he wants to find the truth, and he won’t like what he finds.

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press

ISBN-10: 1622372441

Publication Date: January 4, 2014


Reinventing Chloe (Barefoot Books)

Chloe_SMWhen Chloe’s completely tragic life strands her in an East Coast nightmare, the smart, sassy Texas cheerleader sets her sights on solving a local murder. Sure, her new home has no Internet, her iPhone doesn’t get a signal and there’s no mall to be found, but Chloe’s navigating a new school, new job and a confusing new romance. Her life’s officially tragic and she’s freezing her peep toe pumps off. She needs the distraction. When her killer curiosity lands her in the cross hairs of a suspected murderer, things go from no fun to downright deadly. He’s determined to get Chloe off his case, but someone should’ve told him Chloe’s bully proof.

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press

ISBN-10: 1622371526

Publication Date: May 25, 2013


Written on Her Heart (Honey Creek Books)

WrittenonherHeart_JL_MDEmma has her reasons not to fall in love, but fate has other plans. When she finds a journal near Honey Creek Lake, she sneaks a peek at the words of a stranger but finds the heart of a hero instead. Soon she’s savoring every word, opening her heart to the man inside and her mind to the possibilities she gave up long ago. Across town, Nicholas is devastated at the loss of his grandfather’s journal, one he’s written in since he left for Iraq a decade ago. The thought of a stranger mocking his words, or worse, someone from Honey Creek knowing his most intimate trials…. If his journal falls into the wrong hands, humiliation is sure to follow. But what if it fell into the right ones?

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press

ISBN-10: 1622371356

Publication Date: April 5, 2013


Seeds of Love (Honey Creek Books)

71r2V0Ijs9L._SL1360_Welcome to Honey Creek, Ohio, where life moves a little slower, stars shine a little brighter and love is always in bloom. Small town life is complicated, sometimes a little messy, but never anything friends and family can’t mend. Seeds of Love is a collection of sweet romantic reads where hearts are challenged, bonds are formed and love heals all things. In Honey Creek, folks find redemption, forgiveness, and friendship. Rock back on the front porch swing, grab a glass of sweet tea and listen to the bullfrog and cricket chorus. Watch the fireflies, toss a horseshoe, stay a while. There’s a Strawberry Festival on Main Street. Watch the cowboys swing their sweetheart in a line dance, or take a seat by the lake. There’s something for everyone in Honey Creek, but the greatest of these is love. Includes three Honey Creek novellas: Bloom, Love Blossoms & Harvest of the Heart.

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press

ISBN-10: 1622371496

Publication Date: May 19, 2013


Harvest of the Heart (Seeds of Love, book 3)

Harvest_JAL_smSavannah James thought heartbreak ended her story, but she was wrong. When she gets an infuriating new neighbor, life takes a dizzying turn.

Isaac Mason is making Savannah crazy. One minute he drops by to say “Hi,” and the next minute he walks away without a goodbye. The hot and cold is killing her and so is the intrigue. Now the town’s youngest recluse is coming out of her shell, and folks are taking notice. For the first time in five years, she’s pushing her tragic past aside to focus on someone else. What she finds may send her back into hiding.

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press


Publication Date: December 8, 2012


Love Blossoms (Seeds of Love, book 2)

Love Blossoms - Julie Anne LindseyThere’s a wedding coming to Honey Creek and the whole town’s preparing for the party. When Jillian Parker agrees to host a few groomsmen at her inn, she has no idea what she’s in for. With events to coordinate, a bride to please, and an ex-fiancé to dodge, her comfortable life’s getting crazy fast.

And then there’s Jackson.

Jillian’s floored to discover one perfect groomsman is someone she’s known for years. Once a regular at Honey Creek reunions, he’s back for his cousin’s wedding. Jillian’s smitten, but falling in love is out of the question. She’s already juggling bar fights, lodge fires and financial woes. Not to mention, he’s leaving in a week and love takes time.

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press

ASIN: B00957RG4M

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

Bloom (Seeds of Love, book 1)

Bloom-Cover-Art-blog1In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future….

Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one. Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.

If they let it, love will find a way to Bloom.

Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press


Publication Date: January 28, 2012


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