MISSION-TO-MURDER-SMALL-BANNERI’d say cue the music, but I keep hearing the bat man theme instead of the Mission Impossible one. :)

Here’s the tour list! Jill’s got her own post up at Dru’s Book Musing today. And, I’m at Killer Hobbies as well.

Tour Participants

July 31 – Dru’s Book Musing – Guest Post
August 1 – Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers – Booked by Author
August 2 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
August 3 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
August 4 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Guest Post
August 5 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review
August 6 – A Blue Million Books – Interview, Guest Post
August 7 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
August 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview
August 9 – Mystery Playground – Interview,
August 10 – Community Bookstop – Review, Giveaway
August 11 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Interview
August 12 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post

In the California coastal town of South Cove, history is one of its many tourist attractions—until it becomes deadly…
Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Morgan, the obnoxious owner of South Cove’s most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Morgan is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she’ll need to jump from historic preservation to self-preservation …Mission To Murder (eBook)


July 31st is release day. Check out the following blogs. Special thanks to Ellen Chan along with Lori Caswell for their assistance as well as all the lovely blog hosts.

First stop, is an unscheduled one. Tomorrow (7/30) I’m at Elizabeth Lynn Casey’s blog talking about friendship.

Then it’s time to Escape with Dollycas and the Mission to Murder tour. Click here for the schedule. MISSION-TO-MURDER-SMALL-BANNER


There’s blog posts, interviews, and even a few giveaways. So check it out!

See you on line.


I love San Antonio!

riverwalk-san-antonioI’m visiting the city for the first time for the Romance Writers of America conference and have fallen in love with the touristy downtown area.  I’m staying at The Menger, the oldest continually operating hotel west of the Mississippi. Although it’s been a bit of a walk each morning to the conference site, I love the old time charm of the place.

Bonus, I can see the Alamo across the street from my hotel window. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And the pool is amazing. (It reminds me of The Castle’s pool in MISSION TO MURDER.)

(Lots of pictures to come but I don’t have the cord to download them here.- Packing failure.)

Exciting news… MISSION is releasing in five…FIVE… days. I’m so honored by all the people who have read Jill’s adventures in her little tourist trap town of South Cove. GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER is still getting good reviews from new readers. So if you haven’t read the first book of the series, there’s still time.Mission


First thing – winner chosen by random number generator (gotta love Google) of an e-copy of SHAWNEE HOLIDAY is Mary M. Forbes – Our Canadian visitor. Mary, look for an email from me.

Next – did I mention that GUIDEBOOK hit a couple lists the other day? Guidebook to Murder2 (eBook)

Wait for it… #1 best seller in cozy mysteries

USA TODAY best seller at #59.

And, drum roll -

NYTimes ebook list at #21.

I’m a list girl. LOL

Big thanks to all the readers who took a chance at a debut cozy. Let’s do the same for MISSION TO MURDER when it releases at the end of the month. :) Mission To Murder (eBook)

The Cowboy and I took a few days off line over the fourth. Amazing. We had such a great time. Just what I needed to unwind a little. IMG_20140601_124754_705

This weekend will find me tied to the computer, crafting out the story for Book #4 – which you’ll see in March 2015.



image006Let’s get a little country for the 4th.

What’s a country 4th of July? Melba, Idaho has a home town celebration. A town of 500 people including the outlying farms, the population triples on the 4th. A parade starts the day, then there’s a picnic in the park with lots of games and booths for the kids. The night ends with a huge fireworks display.  Americana in miniature.

We had one fireworks stand that sold the good stuff. All the ones in town sold the safe and sane fireworks. Now, I love a good sparkler, but the boys, they wanted the big, loud cannons and fountains.

The Bull Rider’s Keeper is set in my home town. Mixing the real with the imagined, I’ve built a world for Taylor and Jesse to play in and hopefully, fall in love. The Bull Riders Keeper

Jesse Sullivan isn’t afraid of any thing, any man, or any bull. But when he decides to take a chance and carve out a life outside his rodeo career, he’s feeling like he’s walking on shaky ground. In typical Jesse style, he jumps at a chance to purchase Main Street Gallery, a Boise tradition in the art world.

Taylor DeMarco has two goals for the next year. Getting the gallery on sound financial ground to prove to her parents that she can keep her grandfather’s legacy alive is the first one. Moving out of the house and into her own condo by the Boise river, is the second. When she finds her folks are selling the gallery to Jesse, she vows to stop the sale, no hands barred. 

When sparks fly between Jesse and Taylor, family gets in the way of reason, and they have to decide what is more important, their desires or keeping Main Street Gallery open and successful.

Leave a comment about your favorite 4th of July activity and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Kindle copy of Shawnee Holiday, A Bull Rider’s Novella.

Have a great 4th….


June is half way done. I don’t know about you guys, but we’ve been busy at Casa Cahoon.

First surprise, Ella had kittens last week.  I guess I got Thor, the male, fixed a month too late. Luckily, she only had two – an orange who takes after his father and eats all the time. And a little black and white with calico markings. I’ll post pictures soon.

We took the ATV’s out a couple weekends ago. St. Joe Park is an old mining area, with a historic mining site nearby that I’m dying to visit. IMG_20140601_125327_340

I signed a contract for three more Tourist Trap mysteries to release in 2015. So if I’m not posting, I’m probably writing about Jill and the gang in South Cove.

Speaking of South Cove…

MISSION TO MURDER made an Amazon list – hot new cozy releases-pre-order here.

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IF THE SHOE KILLS is up on Amazon for pre-order.If The Shoe Kills_ebook


And finally, GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER is on sale for 99 cents to celebrate MISSION’s release in July.  Check out the sale hereGuidebook to Murder2 (eBook)

I love the way the Tourist Trap covers are all showing parts of the town of South Cove. They allow you to really step into the story. And If the Shoe Kills, book 3’s cover is just a beautiful. Check out the newest business to join the South Cove crew, The Glass Slipper.  If The Shoe Kills_ebook

The tourist town of South Cove, California, is a lovely place to spend the holidays. But this year, shop owner Jill Gardner discovers there’s no place like home for homicide. . .

As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being liasion for a new work program, ’tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing’s worse than Ted Hendricks–the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill’s ready to kill the guy. That, however, turns out to be unnecessary when she finds Ted in his car–dead as a doornail. Officer Greg assumes it’s a suicide. Jill thinks it’s murder. And if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, a spoiled blonde wants to sue the city for breaking her heel. Jill has to act fast to solve this mess–before the other shoe drops. . .

Available now for pre-order at Amazon/Nook



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