Cryptic Cove Mystery Series

Historical Western Mysteries set in the eccentric town of Cryptic Cove, California


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Sweet and Salty Who-Dun-It

Uma is a spitfire who is usually in an uproar about something—whether it’s women’s rights, or the Morgan dollar, or labor laws for children. But when she discovers the reason for her abandonment at the orphanage doorsteps was to save her infant self from the same demise as her murdered mother, she finds a new calling. Avenge her mother’s death, even if the only way she can pay for passage to Northern California is to become a mail-order bride.

Jack MacKissick has his hands full with his feisty mail-order bride, and is honor-bound to protect her. But he’s determined to keep an emotional distance from her because of a secret he has promised to leave buried. However, hell is paved with good intentions; despite all, he discovers himself falling in love with Uma’s daunting spirit as time and again she gets into trouble by unearthing town secrets. And Jack is desperate to hide the one truth that could tear them apart. 

Now he must save the feisty woman from an unknown killer who is bent on tearing them apart. Or is it Uma who ultimately must save him with her fiery will?

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Uma’s temper is quick but her intuition is quicker. She is lucky to meet Jack and together solve her mother’s death. Sweet and salty romance. ~LKD/SED ~Uma’s Umbrage

This was one of the best books in this series, [out of the 24 authors in Alphabet Mail-Order Brides]. I loved Jack and Uma’s love story. Will be checking out more stories from this author! 


Uma's Umbrage

Mad Magic Trilogy #1

Spicy Trilogy set in a Paranormal Regency England

Spell for a Scoundrel

Mad Magic, (Book #1)

The Black Falcon and the Hoyden … Together?
The pixies’ mission—if they are to accept it—is to secure the future of a troubled England. To achieve this, the pixies must unite the earl of Falconwood, better known as the Black Falcon, and Nicola Moore.
Never mind the woman is a hoyden who makes the most atrocious hats that she dyes with her famous blue dye she concocted herself. And certainly forget the earl is atoning for his brother’s death by purposely hovering on the fringes of the ton. Add to the mix Glissando’s tendency to slip to the side of the Mrasek, the ones who work to free the evil Lord Sethos.
But Maestro depends on the pixies—for better or for worse. To release the magic trapped in the blue dye—a magic that will safeguard England’s future—Malcolm and Nicola must not only wed, but they must also fall in love.

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Charmed Cheat

Mad Magic, (Book #2)

Pixie agents Allegro and Glissando embark on their hardest, and most infuriating, assignment yet. 
Mission: To make the Duke of Chillhart fall in love with the daughter of a criminal. 
Possibility of Fallout: 95.6% 
The pixies thought they’d seen the toughest test that two semi-competent, always bickering faeries from the magical, musical kingdom of Arioso could see, but once again Maestro asked the impossible. Get the duke of Chillhart, Grant Faulkner, to fall in love with the daughter of a criminal? 
Why, even if she was better than her thieving sire, even if she had wormed herself into Regency society, Adele Miller’s father had incited Grant’s father to kill himself! 
She smelled of wildflowers and her features were winsome, but would Grant see Adele had the inner beauty to match? For these two humans to find harmony, they’d have to be charmed. 
Luckily, Allegro and Glissando knew just the trick.

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Veiled Visions

Mad Magic, (Book #3)

The strange, musical, magical land of Arioso will fade without the power of human love. That is why its pixies, Allegro and Glissando, continually strive to make the necessary pairings: couples such as the tormented Bran Monroe, the earl Kirkbride, and British spy, Regan Delaney … an unlikely duo whose swords will kiss before they do. 

But when Allegro’s rogue of an uncle, Diminish, calls the pixies into his confidence, it is not to make a match. No, there is a new danger, one that threatens England, the whole of Europe and Glissando’s fiancee, too!

The only solution is to see that true love conquers all. Until then, they all suffer from … Veiled Visions.

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