Tomorrow’s the day. Guidebook to Murder2 (eBook)

April 17 – Guidebook to Murder, A Tourist Trap Mystery releases at fine digital stores everywhere.

In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store–Coffee, Books, and More–open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?

When Jill’s elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily’s gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill–along with all of her problems. . .and her enemies. Convinced her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house. But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit–especially if it gets her closer to South Cove’s finest, Detective Greg King. Problem is, the killer knows she’s on the case–and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently. . .

You know what a release day needs?

A blog tour!

GbTM blog tour starts out with a bang.


17th -USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, Dru’s Book Musing, Rae Davies

18th – Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers

21st – Stiletto Gang

22nd – Elizabeth Lynn Casey’s  and Shelley Giusti blog

23rd – Long and Short Reviews

24th -Miss Ivy’s Book Nook

26th -Manic Readers

28th – Fresh Fiction

29th -Make Mine Mystery

Stop by one or more blogs to help me celebrate.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Guidebook to Murder

by Lynn Cahoon

Giveaway ends May 13, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

So last week, my husband and I decided on our anniversary gift.  (6 years!) I suggested swing dance lessons, he countered.


Lucy – the red one is mine!


We’ve been putting our new toys to use. One Sunday, we traveled east to the Indiana boarder and played for  a few hours. Since I’d never rode a four wheeler before, that track was perfect. I could go around in circles, figuring out the speed and ride. And except for the speeder boys who were making their own trails, we didn’t even see anyone else out for a ride.

Yes, that's me!

Yes, that’s me!

This Saturday we headed to St. Joes. A Missouri state park with miles, and miles of trails. We bought orange flags so people could see me. And we rode. And rode.


Taking a chance on something new, I never know if I’m going to love or hate it. ATV riding I love. Especially at my own pace – in control of my own destiny.

If you like taking chances on something new, I hope you’ll check out Guidebook to Murder – A Tourist Trap Mystery. The print on demand version is already available, but digital releases Thursday April 17th.

4 days! Guidebook to Murder2 (eBook)



Return of the Fae, Book 2 of The Council series is in the running for RONE Novella of the year. Please take a peek and vote.  Here’s a peek at the 5 star review that earned Return of the Fae a place in the contest.

“Return of the Fae” is a tightly written tale without a wasted word. It is reminiscent of Harry Potter with a secret council that governs the world of magickal beings and keeps them hidden from the human eye. It is a fun, fast read!  InD’Tale 563221_10202485838480991_1435085055_n

Return of the Fae

A witch in training, a hunter on the prowl, and a world in jeopardy.

Learning the rules of being a witch takes years, but Parris McCall needs to master them in only weeks. Ty Wallace is going mad with his desire for Parris, but she’s a distraction in his quest to find Coven X before they take The Council and everyone he knows down.

The couple searches for Ty’s mentor, but he’s disappeared. Their only clue comes from a banished witch. When they return, not only are their own lives threatened, but a new life hangs in the balance.

2014 RONE Awards Week Four (March 31 – April 6, 2014) NovellaReturn-of-the-Fae-mockup


18 days to go before Guidebook To Murder releases. Here’s a little teaser…Guidebook To Murder – A Tourist Trap Mystery 2


Here’s a soup recipe I tried last month when I was looking for something new. It’s hearty enough for dinner when combined with a salad. Fresh french bread on the side is optional. :)

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

  • 8 oz hamburger (ground turkey would lighten the calories)
  • 1 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (I’d replace both of the above with small garden tomatoes in the summer-some diced, some blended)
  • 1 cup cooked rice (brown will give your soup a deeper, nutty flavor)
  • 1 28 oz can beef broth
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Fry meat into crumbles, drain off the grease, then all all the other ingredients back into your pot.  Cook 45 minutes.

This soup freezes well for work lunches (as long as you have a microwave.)




22 days and counting

Want the inside skinny on the origins of Guidebook to Murder? Guidebook to Murder2 (eBook)

Check out my Author Q&A on the Kensington site.

Countdown – twenty-two days until release!! 

Early reviewers are enjoying their stop in South Cove’s tourist district-

“The author did a great job in tantalizing me with suspects and scenarios that led me to believe I knew who was behind it all…” Dru’s Book Musing

“I knew right away I was going to like this book. What a hoot. …I could not stop chuckling!” Annie Michelle

“I have found a new series to visit, full of new characters I call friends.” Jen’s Corner

You can pre-order Guidebook to Murder at any of your favorite e-stores including -


Welcome Country fans.

UPDATE - Winner of Shawnee Holiday is— Cathy Brockman. I’ve send you an email Cathy! 

If you’re new to the page, I’m Lynn Cahoon writer of The Bull Rider’s series.  My stories are set in various places in my home state of Idaho, including a fictional little town called Shawnee. Shawnee is where all the fun started in The Bull Rider’s BrotherThe Bull Rider's Brother

Late spring, the first weekend in May, a small mountain town hosts a rodeo and weekend party. The entire town turns out to celebrate and enjoy the festivities. The rodeo grounds have  a small grandstand but a large grassy hill overlooking the arena where rodeo spectators bring their blankets and a cooler filled with mostly adult beverages.

The town has other offerings like a pancake breakfast, quilt show, and a rodeo parade. I love rodeo parades with local horse clubs, covered wagons, and even, the local dairy producer gets involved, giving out free ice cream.

Today, I’m giving away Shawnee Holiday, a novella set in The Bull Rider’s series to one lucky winner. To enter, leave a comment with your email address. (Legal bits, your email address will be added to my mailing list but you can leave at any time. And I promise, I won’t spam you.)Shawnee Holiday

To win the blog prize, go to this rafflecopter page – Amazon or BN gift card of $100. http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a5c2548/


Wait, don’t leave yet.

We’re having a cover reveal. The Bull Rider’s Keeper, the final book in the series, will be released April 28th. Be sure to check it and the other bull rider stories soon.

The Bull Riders Keeper

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