Enjoy A Sweet Romantic Cozy Mystery

Book Release Celebration and Book Giveaway April 17 – 24! You have a chance to win a cozy mystery: The Bali Mystery – Amelia Moore Detective Series. I’m having a drawing for a hard copy and several e-books. If you prefer an e-book and want to be in the drawing, let me know. Book: U.S. and E-book: International

How do you qualify for this contest? Read the description below and list what grabs your attention and why.

 

The Bali Mystery

Amelia Moore Detective Series

Cozy mysteries are in a genre of their own. Most are about solving a crime, but this series involves missing persons. This is a cozy mystery with a touch of romance. What is a “cozy” mystery? It should be a G-rated story with no swearing or sex. It has many twists and turns and must have very likeable characters so that it can be turned into a series. A cozy mystery focuses on the plot and characters, and the main character is usually an intelligent woman.

 

“I have yet to be disappointed reading a book by Linda Weaver Clarke! Her books are always fun to read! Character development is a key part of writing her stories. The plot always has a twist I didn’t see coming and The Bali Mystery does not disappoint!  I know better than to start one of Linda’s books when I don’t have time to enjoy it! There is mystery, adventure, and romance all rolled into one.” –Review by Linda Badurek

 

Bali webIn this cozy mystery Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing.

When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

Cheryl Larson wrote: “Yes, there is intrigue and mysterious men in black tailing our heroine at every move. Her handsome partner Rick saves the day and teaches our heroine how to defend herself. I enjoyed this sweet mystery and want to go explore the tropical island of Bali on my own now.”

 

Read a Sample Chapter at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/bali.html

 

If you choose to purchase this book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, let me know and I’ll email you six e-books of your choice from my website at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/samplechapters.html.

 

Links to purchase:

Amazon

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E-books available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 

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A Book That Will Fool You For April Fools!

THE REBELS OF CORDOVIA

Have you ever read a book that fooled you at the end and you said, “Whoa! I didn’t see that one coming” or you blinked your eyes and had to reread it because it “fooled” you? This is a book giveaway celebrating April Fool’s Day, so I’m giving a book away that will do just that. This tale will entertain those who enjoy bits of adventure, humor, mystery, and a tender love story.

This creative take on a Robin Hood-like story is charming and touching. It reminded me of childhood fairytales of good versus evil, with a nice romance weaved into it. Yea!” –Charissa Stastny

There are some exciting surprises and twists that will delight the heart. A very timely subject set in a gilt frame, definitely a must read!” –Cindi Clubbs

Linda Weaver Clarke writes with passion and grace, and the love story in this book is simply wonderful. This charming book was a pleasure to read, and I relished it.” –Suko’s Notebook

Rebels of Cordovia webBook: The Rebels of Cordovia

Synopsis: In the small country of Cordovia, small groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/rebels.html

This book may be purchased for only $12.95 from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. It is also available as an e-book for $2.99. Visit my website at Make Believe and learn more.

 

 

Mystery, Adventure, And Intrigue!

“One thing I admire about Linda Weaver Clarke’s writing is that she desires to put the reader right there with her characters by describing the setting so well that you are swept away. From page one Linda eloquently describes in interesting details the surroundings and the feelings of her characters. I love when I begin reading a book and am taken in! The relationships and the communication between the characters is top notch.” –Melanie Ski, Jubilee Reviews

MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE

AnasaziWebThe Adventures of John and Julia Evans is a mystery/adventure series that was inspired by one of my favorite TV shows called Hart to Hart, which featured a married couple investigating and solving crimes staring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers. The couple is madly in love. You laugh at the humor and sigh at the romance. I wanted to create something similar. There is one difference. John and Julia have three college age daughters, giving more appeal to a larger audience.

Book: Anasazi Intrigue: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Review: “This is the first book I’ve read by Linda Weaver Clarke and I’m already hooked. The first pages grab you right in and grab at your heartstrings as you read about the destruction caused by the flood. When Julia and John fight for their lives, readers will be on the edge of their seats for this one. There’s also romance in the mix. John and Julia’s marriage is strong and they are quite supportive of each other. Even when they have their ups and downs, it’s not for long and they get right back into each other’s arms. It’s nice to see a relationship portrayed this way. Very realistic and believable. This series is a “must read” for me. And…my Socrates Great Book Alert Award!” –Socrates Book Review

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/anasazi.html

In this series Julia is a reporter for a daily newspaper and John is a professional knife maker. Because of her curiosity, Julia gets herself into a bunch of trouble. Before long, she finds herself and her husband up to their necks in danger and running for their lives. In this series, I’m letting people know that we can still have romance in our lives, even after 20 years of marriage. We must keep our marriage alive with a bit of teasing, playfulness, and romance. In this series, we find out what a marriage can be like if we give and take a little.

(The Adventures of John and Julia Evans includes: Anasazi Intrigue, Mayan Intrigue, Montezuma Intrigue, and Desert Intrigue. These books may be purchased for only $12.95 from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. They are also available as an e-book for $2.99. Visit my website at Make Believe and learn more.)

A Romantic Cozy Mystery Set Near Superstition Mountain

DesertWebWith a blend of mystery and sweet romance, Desert Intrigue is based upon the adventures of a married couple and their three daughters. Socrates Book Reviews wrote:

“I loved the first three books in this series, but I actually loved this one even more. I didn’t think that was possible. The characters are so well written and I absolutely adore each member of the Evans family. They grab at your heartstrings and won’t let go. As for the story, talk about a fast-paced story. Desert Intrigue is that and more! It’s a book that will leave you with that “warm fuzzy” feeling. Linda Weaver Clarke has outdone herself with this book! I’m sure it comes as no surprise that it’s getting my Socrates’ Great Book Alert.”

When Julia’s brother announces that his dude ranch is haunted, she believes that someone is trying to run him off his ranch. The mysterious happenings have to do with Superstition Mountain, the lost Dutchman’s goldmine, and the great Thunder God. Is Kelly’s ranch really haunted? Will John and Julia find out who is behind these disasters before Uncle Kelly’s dude ranch is ruined?

Since this is a romantic/mystery, would a man enjoy reading it? Well, this is what Rick Estep, Reviews From A Man’s Perspective, says:

“As a guy, it was really great to see a man, check that men, being shown as strong not only physically, but emotionally as well. I’ve read a lot of books where the guy in the book isn’t shown as being connected to his wife/girlfriend through anything other than surface thoughts. With John and his brother-in-law Kelly, though, I saw them as “men’s men”, and ones that also were invested in the life of the women around them. The story moved quick enough, there were plenty of red herrings to keep me guessing, right down to the ending of the book.”

What is a “cozy” mystery? It’s a G-rated story with no swearing, sex, or violence. It has many twists and turns, a few red herrings to add interest, and is sometimes fast paced. A Cozy Mystery usually has very likeable characters so that it can be turned into a series.

Suko’s Notebook wrote:

“Desert Intrigue is an entertaining and joyful book, my favorite in this mystery series by Linda Weaver Clarke.  I love the sparks of romance in this adventure–they spice things up and add much interest to the story.  The book has a handful of surprises that I did not anticipate, and the mystery fuels much of the action.”

You may read a sample chapter at Make Believe.

Desert Intrigue (ISBN: 978-1-47008-421-9, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 2012)

 

Read A Sweet Love Story As You Sit Beside A Warm Fire

Rebels of Cordovia high resolutionThe patriots who fought for our liberty here in America during the 1700s were the inspiration for The Rebels of Cordovia. In this story, you get a glimpse of what another country had to fight for. The freedom of speech, freedom of equality, and the freedom to worship as we please!

Susan Ortlieb from Suko’s Notebook wrote: “Once I started reading The Rebels of Cordovia, I greatly looked forward to my time with this book, because the author is a truly terrific storyteller. She brings the characters to life through their mannerisms and conversations with each other. Linda Weaver Clarke writes with passion and grace, and the love story in this book is simply wonderful. In fact, this aspect of the story was the strongest draw for me. (Is it just me, or are love stories set in the past more romantic than those set in the present day?) I thought that Robin and Daniel sounded perfect for each other, and I enjoyed the steady development of their relationship. Suitable for young adults and adults, this charming book was a pleasure to read, and I relished it.”

The time period is set in the late 1700s. In the small country of Cordovia, there are two major groups of rebels fighting for the rights of the people, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king. Daniel, a good-looking rogue, is the leader of the Freemen. Robin Marie, a young woman, is the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Each leader is an expert archer and swordsman.

In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be? With bits of adventure and delectable kisses, this tale will entertain anyone who enjoys a sweet romance.

Author Anna Del C. Dye wrote: “What a fun and interesting tale The Rebels of Cordovia is. A very good story to keep you glued all the way to the end. I really enjoyed the romance mingled with the fights. It is a well-paced tale to give you entertainment next to a warm fire in the rain. Linda writes a good, clean, and sweet romance, for young adults and adults alike. You will enjoy this story to the end.”

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Cindi Clubbs wrote: “Linda Weaver Clarke has a storyteller’s talent for enchanting and mesmerizing the audience…there are some exciting surprises and twists that will delight the heart.

For those interested, you may read a sample chapter at Make Believe.

The Rebels of Cordovia (ISBN: 978-1484147658, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 2013)

The Inspiration Behind “The Rebels of Cordovia”

We celebrate Independence Day, remembering the freedom we fought for centuries ago. Many patriots had to pay for this freedom with their lives and we are grateful to those who fought for our liberty. In this novel, you get a glimpse of what another country had to fight for, as well. The freedom of speech, the freedom of equality, and the freedom to worship as we please! No one could have a greater gift than this.

robinhoodThis tale will entertain those who enjoy bits of adventure, humor, mystery, and a tender love story. The stories of Robin Hood have enchanted readers for years. In our youth, we enjoyed hearing the escapades of Robin Hood and were spellbound by each story and how he cared for the people. How awesome would it be to live during that time period just because of Robin Hood! In The Rebels of Cordovia, a similar story is created but centuries after the legend of Robin Hood. But this time, there are two major groups of rebels fighting for the rights of the people. Daniel, a good-looking rogue, would be the leader of the Freemen. Robin Marie, a young woman, would be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Each leader is an expert archer and swordsman. With bits of adventure and delectable kisses, this tale will entertain anyone who enjoys a sweet romance.

Author Anna Del C. Dye wrote: “What a fun and interesting tale The Rebels of Cordovia is. A very good story to keep you glued all the way to the end. I really enjoyed the romance mingled with the fights. It is a well-paced tale to give you entertainment next to a warm fire in the rain. Linda writes a good, clean, and sweet romance, for young adults and adults alike. You will enjoy this story to the end.”

Rebels of Cordovia webIn The Rebels of Cordovia by Linda Weaver Clarke, the time period is set in the late 1700s. Centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause: for their rights, for freedom of speech, and equality. Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In the small country of Cordovia, groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king.

In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Read a sample chapter here: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/rebels.html

Purchase Book Link: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/purchasebook.html

ISBN: 978-1484147658 – Book: $12.95, Ebook: $2.99

Four Mystery/Adventure Novels

MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE!

“One thing I admire about Linda Weaver Clarke’s writing is that she desires to put the reader right there with her characters by describing the setting so well that you are swept away. From page one Linda eloquently describes in interesting details the surroundings and the feelings of her characters. I love when I begin reading a book and am taken in! The relationships and the communication between the characters is top notch.” –Melanie Ski, Jubilee Reviews

AnasaziWebBook: Anasazi Intrigue: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Review: This is the first book I’ve read by Linda Weaver Clarke and I’m already hooked. The first pages grab you right in and grab at your heartstrings as you read about the destruction caused by the flood. When Julia and John fight for their lives, readers will be on the edge of their seats for this one. There’s also romance in the mix. John and Julia’s marriage is strong and they are quite supportive of each other. Even when they have their ups and downs, it’s not for long and they get right back into each other’s arms. It’s nice to see a relationship portrayed this way. Very realistic and believable. This series is a “must read” for me. And…my Socrates Great Book Alert Award! –Socrates Book Review

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/anasazi.html

MayanWebBook: Mayan Intrigue: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Review: What starts out as a romantic trip quickly turns into a dangerous adventure among the Mayan ruins and jungles, and the vacationers are on the run from thieves–and wild animals! Excitement prevails! This book is full of mystery and suspense. Linda’s writing is lively and down-to-earth; she has the ability to make you feel as if you’re in these stories, along with John and Julia, trying to decipher the truth and escape from harm. –Suko’s Notebook
Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/mayan.html

MontezumaWebBook: Montezuma Intrigue: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Review: I am charmed by her new book, Montezuma Intrigue. The mysteries continue as this author entrances us with life-like characters and electrifying adventures. The search for Montezuma’s treasure is both exciting and memorable. There are also a few romances, and some surprises as well, which kept my reading pleasurable and lively. I enjoyed the adventure and suspense in her latest novel, which kept me reading well into the night. –Suko’s Notebook

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/montezuma.html

DesertWebBook: Desert Intrigue: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Review: Romance, Mystery, and Regional History Collaborate to Create a Satisfying, Intriguing Story! It was difficult to put this one down. I cared about the characters, I cared about their ranch, and I was brainstorming right along with this delightful family, figuring out how to either remove the curse or solve the mystery that threatened to destroy their way of life. There are children flirting with romance, relational complexities, and a wedding in the works that just won’t seem to come together. The writing is clear and lively, never calling attention to itself or getting in the way of the story. The touches of humor and inclusion of regional history tie it all together to make a satisfying story all the more fascinating. Highly recommended! –Steve Miller, Author

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/desert.html

The first three books may be purchased for only $12.00 from my website, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Desert Intrigue is $14.95. Visit my website at Make Believe! They are also available as an e-book.