Eileen Bell – update on the third book in a series

Eileen Bell has been featured previously several times on Reading Recommendations, first in Jan. 2014 as part of The Apocalyptic Four, then with news about the first two books in her Marie Jenner Mystery series, here and here. She’s back now to tell us about the third book in this series, just being released.

Stalking the Dead
by E.C. Bell
Published by Tyche Books
Genre: Paranormal Mystery, 3rd in a series

Marie Jenner is going home.

When Marie’s slightly-more-than-boss, James Lavall, decides it is vital that he speak to her mother, face to face, about Marie and all her secrets, she follows him to Fort McMurray.

What Marie doesn’t realize is that her stalkery ex-boyfriend, Arnie Stillwell, has gone home, too. And he’s managed to get himself killed just about the time James rolled into town, making James “a person of interest” in the Stillwell murder investigation.

Marie’s going to have to figure out who really killed Arnie to get James off. She’s also going to have to figure out a safe way to move Arnie’s spirit on to the next plane of existence, because the last thing she needs is for him to go all stalkery on her now that he’s dead.

Murder can really put a kink in a Jenner family reunion.

Stalking the Dead is an entertaining mash up of a thrilling PI novel with a creepy ghost story set in the rough oil town of Fort McMurray. Genre-bending doesn’t get any better than this.”
Wayne Arthurson, Author of the Fall From Grace and other novels in the Leo Desroches crime series.

Where to purchase Eileen’s novel:
Ebook and Print:
Ebook only:
Tyche Books

Eileen Bell – an update on the second book in a series

Eileen Bell has been previously featured on Reading Recommendations two times, once as part of The Apocalyptic Four and again as E.C. Bell with an update on the first novel in the Marie Jenner Mystery Series. Here she is now to tell us about the next book in the series.


Drowning in Amber
by E.C. Bell

The second in the Marie Jenner Paranormal Mystery Series.

Marie Jenner is at it again!

In this fast-paced paranormal mystery, the second in the Marie Jenner Mystery Series, amateur sleuth Marie Jenner tries–one more time with feeling–to pull her life together. She takes on the case of Honoria Lowe, a woman of interest in Eddie Hansen’s gruesome murder by crucifixion.

Since Marie knows where Eddie Hansen’s spirit is, she figures it will be a slam dunk. All she has to do is ask him who nailed him to the tree, and she’d have one in the win column for her more or less boss, James Laval. But, she can’t find Eddie. He should have been right by the crucifixion tree where he was killed, but he wasn’t. Of course.

Why is there never a ghost around when you want one?

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Oh! And can I tell you my good news? The first book in the series, Seeing the LightVers la lumière – is available in French!! I’m so excited! Tyche link

Eileen Bell – update on a new novel

Eileen Bell was previously featured on Reading Recommendations as a member of The Apocalyptic Four in January, 2014.

AUthor photo - close - colour 2013 Eileen Bell (I’m writing as E.C.Bell, this time)

What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest release, and my first “on my own” novel, is Seeing the Light, a Marie Jenner Mystery. It is — surprise surprise — a mystery. Paranormal mystery to be a bit more exact. With dollops of romance and humour, just to spice it up.

Quick description: Marie Jenner has never had much luck. Her job sucks. Her apartment — the one with the unbreakable lease — has a ghost. And worst of all, her mother won’t let up about her joining the “family business.” Since that business is moving the spirits of the dead on to the next plane of existence and doesn’t pay at all, Marie’s not interested. She wants a normal job — a normal life. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

Apparently, it is. Even when she applies for the job of her dreams, Marie doesn’t get what she wants. Well, not entirely. She does get the job — but she also gets another ghost. Farley Hewitt, the newly dead caretaker of the building, wants her to prove his death is not an accident, and she’s pretty sure he’s going to haunt her until she does.

All Marie wants is normal. She isn’t going to get it.

seeing the light cover 1

If you’re in Edmonton or Calgary, please drop by one (or both!) of Eileen’s launches.
Edmonton: November 4, 2014, 7 pm
Audreys Books,
10702 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton

Calgary: November 7, 2014, 7 pm
Owl’s Nest Books,
815A 49 Ave SW, Calgary

Brief biography:
Eileen Bell has written most of her life (usually as an antidote to whatever day job she had) and has had short fiction published in magazines and several anthologies, including the double Aurora Award-winning Women of the Apocalypse.

Recently, she and three other writers had a collaborative novel, The Puzzle Box, published through EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Her own paranormal mystery, Seeing the Light, has recently been published through Tyche Books.

When she’s not writing or editing or thinking about writing, she’s living a fine life in her round house (even if it is in a perpetual state of renovation) with her husband and two dogs.

Links to buy Eileen’s book:
Tyche Books
Amazon US – eBook and paperback
Amazon Canada – eBook and paperback
Kobo – eBook
Chapters/Indigo – eBook

Eileen’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
I am working on the second in the Marie Jenner Mystery Series (yay!) working title Trapped in Amber. I’m also working on a post apocalyptic story that started as a lark but is getting too good to put aside. (Yay for that, too.) And in the moments I have left, I’m organizing all my 10th Circle Project writing (an online writing experiment that left me with 70,000 words of a really interesting story) into a novel of some sort.

Eileen’s reading recommendation:
I am reading On Spec’s 25th anniversary anthology, Casserole Diplomacy and Other Stories right now, and am enjoying it very much.