Friday, May 17, 2013

New Adult Mystery & Romance by Darlene Gardner

This is a new series by my fabulous former critique partner Darlene Gardner.  Her stories were always a pleasure to critique, her prose smooth, her grammar and punctuation always clean.

I'm no longer in the same state as she is, but we keep in touch and I'm excited by the new direction she's going in.  We've both gotten the New Adult fever.  My A Perfect Secret Series starts in August, but you can pick up Darlene's New Adult Serial now.  The first book, Illusion is free today only!  Grab it up!

Here's the blurb:

Do you know who your friends are?

Jade remembers nothing but static for the forty-eight hours after she was hit on the head and went missing. Nobody in her beachside hometown believes it even happened.

Town gossip is that Jade hasn’t been quite right since her stepfather was convicted of armed robbery. Loud whispers proclaim Jade’s following in the footsteps of her schizophrenic mother.
Jade’s only ally is Max Harper, a stranger she can neither trust nor resist.

But things about Max don’t add up. Like why does he turn up wherever  Jade is? Why is he so evasive? And why do people around him keep ending up dead?

Only two things are certain: People in town aren’t who they seem.

And things for Jade are about to get much, much worse.

Here's a little bit about her and you can check out her awesomeness at her website here

Darlene Gardner no longer spends her days waiting for an athlete to say something interesting. Nope. Now she makes up her own quotes and torments teenagers. Fictional teenagers. Promise.

Although leaving her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance worked out pretty well, she’s veering off in a haunting new direction with the Dead Ringers eBook serial, landing at a beachside carnival where evil lurks and nothing is as it seems.

Darlene has more than thirty books in print, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. Updated editions of her romcoms, as well as a couple romantic mysteries, are available for the eBook market.