Better Off Wed (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 1)

Better Off Wed (Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Book 1)

**Winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel!**

Planning weddings can be murder. But stumbling across dead bodies usually isn’t on the itinerary. Can a wedding planner use her skills to discover who’s killing her clients?

Society wedding planner Annabelle Archer is no stranger to wedding day stress, but a dead body at her latest fete takes the cake. When suspicion falls on her best friend and caterer Richard Gerard, she knows she must find the real culprit before his career is ruined along with her reputation for solving problems. But it’s no easy feat since the slain mother-of-the-bride was the most hated socialite in the city. As Annabelle navigates DC’s powerful social scene to unmask the culprit, there’s no telling how many more victims the killer will claim or if Annabelle and her friends will be among them.

Better Off Wed is the first book in the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series. If you like charming characters, fast-paced comedy, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the wild world of weddings, then you’ll love Laura Durham’s Agatha award-winning mystery.

Get Better Off Wed to discover the award-winning mystery series today!


Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Annabelle Archer series special?

A - The Annabelle Archer wedding planner mysteries are based on my 20 plus years of planning society weddings in Washington, DC. That means I’ve seen tons of crazy things happen, and I’ve worked with lots of colorful characters. I bring that light-hearted sense of fun and zany characters into the novels. A lot of the humorous details I include in my books actually happened at my weddings! And since the books are about weddings, there is plenty of food, décor, and behind the scenes details.

The Annabelle Archer books are fast-paced cozy mysteries featuring a female protagonist with a little romance and comedy thrown in. You'll find the series focuses on murder mystery and amateur sleuth genre overall, with a jewelry heist caper in the mix to keep things interesting!

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A – You won’t be lost if you read the books in this cozy mystery series out of order but if you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:

- Better Off Wed
- For Better Or Hearse
- Dead Ringer—A Novella
- Review To A Kill (pre-order)
- Death On The Aisle (coming soon)

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?

A - Because the Annabelle Archer cozy mystery series is fun, light, and the perfect escape or beach reading. The series has hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Cozy Mysteries and Women Sleuths. Plus, the first book in the series won the Agatha Award for the Best First Novel.

And thanks for reading!


Annabelle Archer Wedding Planner Mystery Series eBook Categories:

- Mystery Series
- Women Sleuths
- Cozy Mystery
- Crafts & Hobbies
- Amateur Sleuths

The Text

The Text

**A free kindle short from Sunday Times bestselling author. Order her newest full length novel, Last Seen Alive, now!**

A single text changed her life. Did it end his?

Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only in her haste she sends it to her whole office group.

In it she says Andrew's being difficult about letting her have time off work. That she is angry. That she hopes he dies. The next day her face burns in the office. No one believes her when she says it was a typo, she meant to say does. She hopes he does.

It's a nightmare. But it gets worse - Andrew doesn't turn up for work. And then the police come knocking. Because Andrew Burton has been murdered . . .

Praise For Last Seen Alive

'Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read' B A Paris, the bestselling author of, Behind Closed Doors

'I loved the sense of lurking dread that pervades it all . . . I was absolutely gripped and intrigued' Emma Curtis, bestselling author of, One Little Mistake

'Fast-paced and chock-full of twists, Last Seen Alive is both absorbing and gripping. After reading it you'll never dream of a house swap again' Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made

'Brilliant. Twisty, exciting yet so very real' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth

'Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists!' Jenny Blackhurst, number 1 bestselling author of Before I Let You In

'I love stories when you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! This one kept me guessing' Jane Corry, author of the Sunday Times bestseller My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters

'A fab and twisty page-turner that kept me guessing' Lucy Clarke, author of Richard and Judy pick The Sea Sisters

The Girl In Between

The Girl In Between

Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.

But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.

Bond: Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)

Bond: Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)

When aliens arrive, they expect a warm welcome…


Posey Quinn has always believed there was more to the world than what she can see. So when she arrives in Stargazer with her head full of conspiracies and high-end hairspray, she isn’t entirely surprised to learn that instead of donating eggs for tuition money, she is being asked to make an alien fall in love with her, and become an ambassador for humankind. What she doesn’t expect is how irresistible Bond is, and how hard it will be not to lose her own heart to the man who plays her body like a violin.

Bond is on Earth to fill one human female with as much pleasure as she can bear, a mission he’s finding very agreeable. But he’s not here to fall in love. Tasked with using his powers of human seduction to glean what he can about Earth and its inhabitants, Bond knows that if the planet’s resources are worthy and its residents aren’t, his days of pleasing Posey will soon be at an end.

About the Stargazer Alien Brides series:

Known for its famous maple pancakes, the small Pennsylvania town that renamed itself Stargazer has constructed a huge radio transmitter dish that sends messages of welcome into the cosmos.

These gentlemen have been designed just for your pleasure. Consider them a hostess gift to the women of Earth.

Come to Stargazer, Pennsylvania for the pancakes. Stay for the boys.

Check out the sizzling Scifi Romance series from USA Today Bestseller Tasha Black:

Collection 1 focuses on three couples in a small Pennsylvania town, featuring Bond, Rocky and Magnum.
Collection 2 follows the story to a resort in the Catskills where three new couples meet and features Kitt, Remington and Indiana.
Collection 3 continues the adventure with three new couples in a small-town police academy, featuring Lobo, Conan and Hawkeye.

Close To Home (Westen Series, Book 1)

Close To Home (Westen Series, Book 1)

“Welcome to Westen. I’m Lorna Doone. Yep, spelled just like the cookie and I own the Peaches ‘N Cream Café here in Westen. You might think nothing much happens in a small mid-western town, but as my friend Harriett says, things aren’t always what they appear. Take our girl Emma for example…”

Emma Lewis has a lot on her plate. The single mother of two precocious twin boys and an aging mother who is having trouble getting through each day, the last thing Emma needs is a man in her life, especially a doctor. So when the town’s doctor goes on vacation and his handsome nephew takes over, Emma is shocked to not only find him standing in her bedroom, but accusing her of being a neglectful parent.

Clint Preston came to Westen for the year to fill in as the town doc while his uncle took a long needed vacation. Clint also needed a sense of peace and calm to try to find his passion for medicine burned out by long shifts in an urban hospital’s ER. Angered to find two boys in his clinic with broken wrists and no accompanying parent, he is determined to confront their mother. The feisty redhead he meets quickly dispels his belief that she’s a neglectful mother, but he can see her situation is more critical than she wishes to face and finds himself volunteering to help care for her sons and the remodeling of her home.

As Emma and Clint forge a relationship among the slightly off-beat characters that inhabit Westen a menace from Emma’s past threatens her and her sons. Clint and Emma join forces to prevent the loss of either boy and the love they’ve discovered in each other’s’ arms.

Dark Mafia Prince (a mafia romance): Dangerous Royals #1

Dark Mafia Prince (a mafia romance): Dangerous Royals #1

"The way he uses me is primitive...demeaning...and all I can think is, don't stop!"
  ~Mira

Aleksio grew up orphaned, hunted, separated from his brothers - because of my father.
Now the beautiful boy is back, a dark prince, wild and brutal in his Armani suit, wrapping my hair in his fist. He's my captor, my tormenter. He'll do anything to rescue his brothers...and I'm my father's only weakness.

"I'm the most dangerous enemy you'll ever have," he tells me, "Because every time you look at me, you see somebody good." 



But I remember when Aleksio was my friend. I remember when they they lowered his tiny casket into the ground, and how I cried when they lied to us and told us the prince was dead.

"A breathtaking ride of danger and dark sensuality." ~NYT Bestselling author Skye Warren

A top read of 2016! ~Totally Booked, Saints & Sinners Books, Romance Book Nerd

Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister (The Protectors Book 1)

Protecting His Best Friend's Sister (The Protectors Book 1)

Protecting His Best Friend's Sister was originally published as Duty Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The only woman I want is the one I can never have.

Harper. My best friend's sister. I've wanted her since I was eighteen, but she's always been off-limits. Now I'm home after years in the Marines, and nothing has changed--except everything has. Her brother is dead, and she's on a hopeless quest for answers about his death.

And I want her just as much as ever.

Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won't let me keep her safe. I have to protect her anyway, even if she doesn't trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what's precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own.

And Harper has always been precious to me.

Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel (Sydney Brennan Mysteries Book 1)

Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel (Sydney Brennan Mysteries Book 1)

Why would a man hang himself twenty-four years after murdering his wife?

Tallahassee PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she's hired to investigate a murderer's prison cell suicide. But by following in his murdered wife's footsteps, does Sydney risk sharing the woman's fate?

The first book in an exciting new series, Back to Lazarus introduces Sydney Brennan, a Florida private investigator with a knack for getting into trouble who doesn't know when to quit. If you're looking for a mystery with believable characters and "just enough humor to offset the dark," click the Buy Now button to read Back to Lazarus today.

Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Book 1)

Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Book 1)

“I’m virtually speechless when it comes to this novel. I have not found an author that I adore the writing style of this much since Jennifer L. Armentrout. The world that this author created was amazing. It was so in depth with back stories and history. I loved it.” - Brittany's Book Reviews

Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons.

Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

ANGELBOUND ORIGINS
1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax (Fall 2017)
5. The Dark Lands (Fall 2018)
6. Armageddon (Already here, long story!)

ANGELBOUND OFFSPRING
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (Fall 2019)

Perfect for readers who love angels, devils, and demons but want a fresh take on their related fairy tales, myths, and legends. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and urban/contemporary fantasy. Enjoy!

More series from author Christina Bauer: The Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy), Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy) and Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Series (YA Urban Fantasy)