Amy M. Reade – a new novel update

Amy M. Reade has previously been featured on Reading Recommendations in April 2015 and April 2016. She returns now to tell us about a new mystery novel.

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The House on Candlewick Lane
by Amy M. Reade
Published by Lyrical Underground
Genre: Fiction, Mystery/Suspense

It is every parent’s worst nightmare. Greer Dobbins’ daughter has been kidnapped—and spirited across the Atlantic to a hiding place in Scotland. Greer will do anything to find her, but the streets of Edinburgh hide a thousand secrets—including some she’d rather not face.

Art historian Dr. Greer Dobbins thought her ex-husband, Neill, had his gambling addiction under control. But in fact he was spiraling deeper and deeper into debt. When a group of shady lenders threatens to harm the divorced couple’s five-year-old daughter if he doesn’t pay up, a desperate Neill abducts the girl and flees to his native Scotland. Though the trail seems cold, Greer refuses to give up and embarks on a frantic search through the medieval alleys of Edinburgh—a city as beguiling as it is dangerous. But as the nightmare thickens with cryptic messages and a mysterious attack, Greer herself will become a target, along with everyone she holds dear.

Where to purchase Amy’s book:
Amy’s website

Amy M. Reade – update on a new novel

Amy M. Reade was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in April 2015. She’s back now to tell us about a new novel being released today!

House of the Hanging Jade cover with USA Today

House of the Hanging Jade
by Amy M. Reade
Published by Lyrical Underground (Kensington Publishing)

A dark presence had invaded the Jorgensens’ house. On a spectacular bluff overlooking the Pacific, something evil, something wary and watchful, had shattered the peace.

Tired of the cold winters in Washington, D.C. and disturbed by her increasingly obsessive boyfriend, Kailani Kanaka savors her move back to her native Big Island of Hawaii. She also finds a new job as personal chef for the Jorgensen family. The gentle caress of the Hawaiian trade winds, the soft sigh of the swaying palm trees, and the stunning blue waters of the Pacific lull her into a sense of calm at the House of Hanging Jade—an idyll that quickly fades as it becomes apparent that dark secrets lurk within her new home. Furtive whispers in the night, a terrifying shark attack, and the discovery of a dead body leave Kailani shaken and afraid. But it’s the unexpected appearance of her ex-boyfriend, tracking her every move and demanding she return to him, that has her fearing for her life …

Where to purchase Amy’s book:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
Kensington Publishing
iTunes

Amy M. Reade

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest book, The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor, is being released today, April 28, 2015. It is a novel of romantic suspense.

Quick description: Peppernell Manor, an antebellum plantation on the banks of the Ashley River near Charleston, South Carolina, has seen better days. But when its owner hires restoration specialist Carleigh Warner to oversee its return to grandeur, disagreements over the property’s future threaten to tear the Peppernell family apart. Carleigh is swept unwittingly into a whorl of secrets and betrayals that she must face in order to protect her future and that of her young daughter.

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Brief biography:
After deciding that the practice of law was not as thrilling as she thought it would be, Amy found her passion in writing. Her first novel, Secrets of Hallstead House, was published in 2014. It tells the story of Macy Stoddard, a nurse who goes to work for a private client among the Thousand Islands in northern New York only to find that there are secrets reaching into both her past and her future. In the face of violence and threats, Macy must search for the identity of the person who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried.

Amy lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, one fantastic dog, two cats who refuse to speak to her, and one tiny fish named Poseidon. She loves reading, traveling, and anything to do with Hawaii.

Links to buy Amy’s book:
Readers interested in Amy’s books can find them at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, books.google.com, kensingtonbooks.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca, and kobobooks.com. They can also check indiebound.org, where a ZIP code search will point them to local independent bookstores where her books can be found.

Amy’s promo links:
Amy loves to connect with readers and invites people to find her online in the following places:
Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter

What are you working on now?
The novel I’m working on right now has a working title of The House of Hanging Jade, but that will almost certainly change. It’s the story of Kailani, a young Hawaiian woman who moves from Washington, D.C., to become the personal chef to a family of four on the Big Island of Hawaii. But her new job in the tropics is anything but tranquil. Kailani is haunted by a person from her recent past, as well as secrets and tensions that unfold in the household where she works.

The book is scheduled for publication in March, 2016.

Amy’s reading recommendation:
Can I list more than one? I’m currently reading Senseless Acts of Beauty by Lisa Verge Higgins, and I love it so far. I also enjoyed The House Girl by Tara Conklin, The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle, and The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini.