Wednesday, July 10, 2013

They're cooooooooooooooming...

The first two books of the Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series are one step closer to publication. I need to proof them ONE MORE TIME just for my own peace of mind, and then I'll hit "publish". It's a scary proposition, sort of like the first time I hit "send" on a submission query. You sit there and look at the keyboard knowing you want to send it, need to send it, are going to send it--eventually--yet still you hesitate. Why?

The pre-pub feedback I've gotten on Penelope has been good, so I know she'll capture the imagination of anyone out there looking for a good, fast-moving, suspenseful, romantic read. Oh, and clean. Penelope's real all right, as you'll find out, but she's also a woman of strong convictions. The mysterious Sam calls her a 'survivor', and that's true. She knows that 'not to decide is to decide', so she plunges ahead.

I've had fun with the dedication pages for six books. Here's a sneak preview:

Book 1: The Bogus Biker

To all the Penelopes out there who embrace life with joy while holding fast to what they believe.

Book 2:  The Stubborn Schoolhouse Spirit

To all the little girls read Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon and dreamed of solving mysteries when they grew up.

Book 3:  The Feed Store Floozy

To all the Penelopes who have ever wondered what really went on within the walls of old, now-deserted buildings in their hometowns and never found out.
Book 4:  The Possum Hollow Hullabaloo

To all the Penelopes who do what has to be done and never look back.

Book 5:  The Larcenous Legacy

To all the Penelopes who understand their faith is the one unchanging factor in their lives and who do their imperfect best to live out that faith everyday
Book 6:  Sam's Last Stand 

To all the Penelopes who have waited with hope, longing, and patience for their knight in shining armor, keeping faith he would come and stay forever

Each dedication, although I realize they're not always read, hints at the underlying theme of the book. 

SO--they're coming! Stay tuned for the dates the books will be FREE on Amazon. And don't forget to visit Penelope online at The Penelope Pembroke Cozy Mystery Series. 

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