Christmas Reading from AAPub! Mysteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving is over, and now it’s time to deck the halls and stock pile favorite reading material for those cozy nights by the fire or leisurely evenings after a long day of shopping. Whatever your reading pleasure, Annie Acorn Publishing LLC has the right story for you. From short stories, novellas, novelettes or full-length novels, romance, mystery, fiction, non-fiction and more, AAPub has something for everyone.

This week, AAPub is featuring their Christmas mysteries beginning with From Women’s Pens author and graphic artist Angel Nichols’ fun detective series, Holly and Ivy Christmas Mysteries. The first story in this series, How To Catch A Grinch, introduces the two main characters Detectives Holling and Ives as they team up in the Holiday Crimes Division to solve holiday capers.

These two unique individuals blend humor with ace detective work as they proceed on their assignments, keeping readers engaged and guessing whodunit as they unearth evidence clue by clue to solve one crime at a time.

When most people contemplate Christmas, they think of family time, baking gingerbread with Grandma, and stringing those forever-tangled lights on the tree. For Lieutenant Patrick Holling, Christmas means something entirely different, though.

Demoted and transferred to New Jersey PD’s own version of Timbuktu – the Holiday Crimes Unit, where every crime that correlates to a holiday is sent to die, Holling finds himself saddled with an unwanted partner, Detective Julian Ives, who has transferred to the HCU under mysterious circumstances.

Now a robbery has turned into a homicide, and the two must find a way to work together to catch a killer. That is, unless they kill each other first.

In the second installment of this mystery series, Slay Bells Ring, Ms. Nichols gives us further insights into this dynamic duo of detective work. Add in Santa, his sleigh and a dead body, and you have one humor-filled holiday mystery to unravel.

Fresh from the resolution of their first case worked together as part of New Jersey PD’s Holiday Crimes Unit, Patrick Holling and Julian Ives – known to their coworkers as Holly and Ivy – find themselves grappling with an even more difficult case as they struggle to make their forced partnership work.

While the citizens they are pledged to serve are baking gingerbread and stringing forever-tangled lights on trees in preparation for family Christmases to come, the two detectives slog through dirty snow, spend time in the morgue, grapple with the mob, and attempt to outsmart the Feds.

Don’t stop there! Check out another duo – this one a mother/daughter team of interior designers turned amateur sleuths as they find themselves smack dab in the middle of drama when murder follows them on assignment.

Author Billie Thomas spins an intriguing tale for these two Southern ladies in Murder on the First Day of Christmas, the first novel in the Chloe Carstairs Mysteries series.

Finding a severed hand at a client’s house might throw lesser decorators off their games, but Chloe Carstairs and her mother Amanda won’t let a little thing like murder keep them from decking the halls. With a body under the partridge’s pear tree and a dead Santa in a sleigh, they have to crack the case before the killer strikes again – this time much too close to home.

Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, romance and a delightfully difficult mother-daughter relationship, this series from Billie Thomas offers a fast-paced caper as these two ladies keep their very merry Christmas from turning into the Noel from hell.

For those of you who would prefer to listen to their holiday mysteries, both titles To Catch A Grinch and Murder on the First Day of Christmas are available as audiobooks!

Either way, AAPub knows mystery lovers all over the world will thoroughly enjoys these selections from our mystery collection.

Merry Christmas Mystery Reading!

-The Editors

To Catch a Grinch (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 1) –  the first entry in the Holly & Ivy mystery series from internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Angel Nichols, noted for her strong characters, biting humor, and intricate plots lines.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo. And in audiobook form from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

Slay Bells Ring (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 2) by Angel Nichols.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

Murder on the First Day of Christmas (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries)– a full-length, humor-filled, cozy mystery by Billie Thomas.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo. And  in audiobook form from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

Murder in a Two-Seater: A Chloe Carstairs Mystery (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries Book 2) – The second Chloe Carstairs Mystery by Billie Thomas is filled with the same clever twists and hilarious mother-daughter relationship that made Murder on the First Day of Christmas such a fun, fast-paced read for an appreciative readership.

Also available for Kindle, in Print and in Large Print, on Amazon UK and for Nook and Kobo.

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Announcing a New Release! A Blue-Eyed Santa for Christmas (Sunrise Valley Romances Book 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Acorn Publishing LLC announces a new release A Blue-Eyed Santa for Christmas by Merrie Housdon, the first story in her new Sunrise Valley Romances series that is sure to delight romance readers everywhere with this charming holiday story!

Single mom Mercy Evans spends much of her holiday season working to make Christmas special for others. Is it possible that this year her own Christmas wish will come true, or will the claims of her bakery, the needs of her daughter, and the shock of learning secrets withheld from the past get in the way?

Once again, internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Merrie Housdon draws together a cast of memorable, three-dimensional characters, all rooted in reality, to create an unforgettable, small town Christmas romance experience.

You won’t want to miss this one!

Happy Holiday Romance Reading!

-The Editors

A Blue-Eyed Santa for Christmas (Sunrise Valley Romances Book 1) – by Merrie Housdon.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

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Announcing a New Release! Slay Bells Ring (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery lovers rejoice! Annie Acorn Publishing LLC announces a new release Slay Bells Ring by Angel Nichols, the second installment in her Holly & Ivy Mystery series.

They’re back! The question is has Santa himself been naughty or nice?

Fresh from the resolution of their first case worked together as part of New Jersey PD’s Holiday Crimes Unit, Patrick Holling and Julian Ives – known to their coworkers as Holly and Ivy – find themselves grappling with an even more difficult case as they struggle to make their forced partnership work.

While the citizens they are pledged to serve are baking gingerbread and stringing forever-tangled lights on trees in preparation for family Christmases to come, the two detectives slog through dirty snow, spend time in the morgue, grapple with the mob, and attempt to outsmart the Feds.

Noted for her strong characters, biting humor, and intricate plot lines, internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Angel Nichols has done it again in the second entry in her new series.

Bet you can’t solve this one before Holly and Ivy do!

Happy Holiday Mystery Reading!

-The Editors

Slay Bells Ring (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 2) by Angel Nichols.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

 

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New Release: Annie Acorn Audio Book – Christmas by Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Acorn Publishing Audio Books announces the release of Christmas by Design: A Luna Lake Cabins Story by our very own Annie Acorn, narrated by voice artist Shelley Applebaum. As always, our award-winning cover artist Angel Nichols converts her original book covers into beautiful audio book covers.

Drawn to the lakes and peaks of the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee by the need to recover from the blow life has dealt her, Samantha Hill seeks to set her new priorities now that she has been denied what could’ve been and certainly should’ve been.

All Matt Landry wants is two weeks off by himself hiking and fishing, during which he hopes to regain his hold on what is important in his life going forward. Instead, he finds himself suddenly responsible for an injured woman alone on the side of a mountain as night is falling.

This second offering in her Luna Lake Cabins series by internationally read From Women’s Pens author Annie Acorn will fill your heart with an amazing reminder of the true meaning of love, perfect during the Christmas season or at any other time of the year.

Happy Audio Book Listening!

-The Editors

Christmas by Design: Luna Lake Cabins Stories, Book 2 – a Luna Lake Cabins Christmas short story by Annie Acorn.

NOW AVAILABLE – Audiobook on Amazon, Audible and iTunes!

Free with Audible Trial!

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Late Summer Reads! Luna Lake Cabins Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer always flies by in the blink of an eye! Long, lazy, summer days of August relax our body and sooth our souls. Vacation time comes and goes too quickly, but why not enjoy these late-summer reading suggestions from Annie Acorn Publishing LLC and lose yourself in a great story. 

Every week in August, AAPub will be highlighting a series or genre for your summer reading pleasure. Today, we’re featuring our Luna Lake Cabins series by Annie Acorn. The series includes five stand alone novellas, novelettes, and one book, a collection of the four Luna Lake Cabins first year stories: Love’s Plan, Love’s Third Chance, Christmas by Design, Valentine Goodbye. The newest release in this amazing series is Christmas at the Cabins.

Where can you find love as you walk along a lake’s shore, mystery in the woods and hidden caves that surround you, and a warm welcome upon arrival? Within the carefully crafted novellas and novelettes gathered for your enjoyment in Luna Lake Cabins – The First Year by beloved, internationally read author Annie Acorn

Hop into your car, travel north through Tennessee into the Cumberland Mountains, and you will find Luna Lake and the Cabins just west of Cove Lake. Checking in? You may be greeted with a plate of fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies, and then prepare to laugh, cry, and be surprised as you experience first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances that fill you with joy.

Based upon Annie’s memories of time spent at Coleman Lake, Georgia, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Cumberland Mountains through which she hiked and camped as a girl, you will soon discover within these stories that everything is possible and anything can happen at Luna Lake Cabins, where the magic of love rules.

 

You won’t want to miss this one!

 

Happy Late Summer Reading!

-The Editors

Luna Lake Cabins: The First Year (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 5) – A collection of the first four entries in Annie Acorn’s beloved Luna Lake Cabins series.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Koboereaders.

Christmas at the Cabins (Luna Lake Cabins Stories Book 6) – by Annie Acorn is the sixth offering in her Luna Lake Cabins series.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo.

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Late Summer Reads! Mysteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer always flies by in the blink of an eye! Long, lazy, summer days of August relax our body and sooth our souls. Vacation time comes and goes too quickly, but why not enjoy these late-summer reading suggestions from Annie Acorn Publishing LLC and lose yourself in a great story. 

Every Monday in August, AAPub will be highlighting a series or genre for your summer reading pleasure. Today, we’re featuring our mystery series of full-length novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories that will take keep you guessing about who-dunit. We’ll whisk readers away to mystery and intrique from cozy to crime story.

Check out our very own Annie Acorn’s Chocolate Can Kill, a cozy mystery with Southern charm. Or, for a change of pace, why not check out an amateur detective with a “nose” for crime, literally, in the Niki Edgar Mysteries series. Maybe you’re in the mood for holiday crime solving with a delightful pair of detectives in Angel Nichols’ Holly and Ivy Mystery series. Alternatively, try Elaine’s Orr’s River’s Edge Cozy Mystery series or our Chloe Carstairs mystery series where interior decorating can be lethal. 

Whichever series or stand-alone mystery you chose, you won’t be disappointed!

Happy Late-Summer Reading!

-The Editors

Chocolate Can Kill (Emily Harris Mysteries) – a full-length, cozy mystery.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Niki Knows the Dirt (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 1) – The first full-length, cozy mystery novel in the Niki Edgar Mysteries series by Denise Hays.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

From Newsprint to Footprints: A River’s Edge Cozy Mystery (River’s Edge Cozy Mysteries Book 1) – The first title in her new River’s Edge Cozy Mystery series by author Elaine Orr.

Also available in Print and Large Print, on AmazonUK and iTunes, and for Nook and Koboereaders.

Murder on the First Day of Christmas (Chloe Carstairs Mysteries)– a full-length, humor-filled, cozy mystery by Billie Thomas.

Also available in Print on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

To Catch a Grinch (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 1) –  the first entry in the Holly & Ivy mystery series from internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Angel Nichols, noted for her strong characters, biting humor, and intricate plots lines.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo.

 

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Late Summer Reads! Captain’s Point Stories Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer always flies by in the blink of an eye! Long, lazy, summer days of August relax our body and sooth our souls. Vacation time comes and goes too quickly, but why not enjoy these late-summer reading suggestions from Annie Acorn Publishing LLC and lose yourself in a great story.

Every Monday in August, AAPub will be highlighting a series or genre for your summer reading pleasure. Today, we’re featuring our Captain’s Point Stories collection of full-length novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories that will take you to a paradise without even your getting into a car or on a plane. We’ll whisk readers away to our fictional small town Captain’s Point, Maryland, on the state’s Eastern Shore.

Created by authors Annie Acorn and Juliette Hill, writing collaboratively as Charlotte Kent, this series will keep you coming back for more as the you discover our idyllic town and its residents. Fall in love with these multi-dimensional characters who play major roles in this contemporary, romantic women’s fiction, family saga series.

In our first novel, A Clue for Adrianna, we meet Adrianna Montgomery, the great-niece of Martha Montgomery, matriarch of one of Captain’s Point’s leading families. Great-aunt Martha’s death and a cryptic clue set Adrianna’s world as she had known it on end. Follow Adrianna and her adventures as she negotiates these new waters and falls in love with Captain’s Point, along with you.

This novel offers the reader romance, humor, and adventure in a story of love and personal growth.

Forced to return to her ancestral home in Captain’s Point, a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Adrianna Montgomery receives a shock and a challenge when the terms of her great-aunt’s will are read. Faced with a haughty attorney, a crumbling old house and a clue, she must draw upon the resources found in those around her as well as her own inner strengths in order to solve the riddle and secure her inheritance. Accepting the challenge, she ultimately learns who she is destined to be and discovers her true love.

Don’t miss this chance to fall in love again!

Other selected works in this series include: A Man for Susan, Love’s Journey, Love’s Surprise, A Chester’s Christmas and Love Blooms.

Happy Late-Summer Reading!

-The Editors

A Clue for Adrianna (Captain’s Point Stories) – The first novel in the Captain’s Point series.  A romantic women’s fiction/family saga/chicklit novel written by Annie Acorn & Juliette Hill writing as Charlotte Kent.

Also available in Print and on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

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Announcing a New Release! Apache Sun and Other Romances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Acorn Publishing LLC announces a new release Apache Sun and Other Romances by Juliette Hill that is sure to delight readers and touch their hearts with this new collection of love stories.

Three stories – three dynamic men! Get to know them and the strong, independent women who change their lives forever. These love stories will capture romance readers’ hearts as each navigate their way along wild and wonderful paths to finding true love in this collection set in the American Southwest.

Written by beloved, internationally bestselling, From Women’s Pens author Juliette Hill, these stories contain the same hallmarks – charm, strong emotions, and atmosphere – that have touched so many hearts through her Christmas Shoppe Magic series as well as her Captain’s Point Stories series, written collaboratively as Charlotte Kent.

Contains:

Apache Sun
The Rocker
One Day

Happy Romance Reading!

-The Editors

Apache Sun and Other Romances (Juliette Hill’s Romances Book 1) – a collection of love stories by Juliette Hill.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders.

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Christmas in July! Amey’s Rocker – A Christmas Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again over here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC! Time for Christmas in July! When oppressive summer heat fills the air, cool off with great reads, thoughts of winter wonderlands, and heart-warming holiday tales.

Today’s feature, Amey’s Rocker (Andrea Twombly’s Christmas Book 2), by From Women’s Pens best-selling author Andrea Twombly is a charming, love-filled Christmas story.

Snow flies on howling gales, trees moan their complaint against the December storm, and lights on the Christmas tree in the front yard flicker. Inside, family members settle around their fireplace’s warmth, sharing memories of years past, and then the front doorbell rings…

A family rocker, a surprise gift, and a closely held secret revealed – all set the stage for this family’s unexpected Christmas in the third offering from internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens’ Andrea Twombly, author of Christmas at the Inn and Mildred Sauer’s Christmas Gift.

Don’t miss this one – a sweet reminder that a simple act of kindness can effect generations for years to come!

Happy Christmas in July Reading!

-The Editors

Amey’s Rocker (Andrea Twombly’s Christmas Book 2) – a charming, love-filled Christmas story by Andrea Twombly.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo ereaders

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Christmas in July! To Catch a Grinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again over here at Annie Acorn Publishing LLC! Time for Christmas in July! When oppressive summer heat fills the air, cool off with great reads, thoughts of winter wonderlands, and heart-warming holiday tales.

Today’s feature, To Catch a Grinch (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 1), by From Women’s Pens author and award-winning graphic designer Angel Nichols is the first entry in her Holly & Ivy mystery series.

When most people contemplate Christmas, they think of family time, baking gingerbread with Grandma, and stringing those forever-tangled lights on the tree. For Lieutenant Patrick Holling, Christmas means something entirely different, though.

So begins this holiday mystery from internationally beloved author Angel Nichols, noted for her strong characters, biting humor, and intricate plots lines.

Demoted and transferred to New Jersey PD’s own version of Timbuktu – the Holiday Crimes Unit, where every crime that correlates to a holiday is sent to die, Holling finds himself saddled with an unwanted partner, Detective Julian Ives, who has transferred to the HCU under mysterious circumstances.

Now a robbery has turned into a homicide, and the two must find a way to work together to catch a killer. That is, unless they kill each other first.

Bet you can’t solve this one before they do!

Happy Christmas in July Reading!

-The Editors

To Catch a Grinch (Holly & Ivy Mysteries Book 1) –  the first entry in the Holly & Ivy mystery series from internationally beloved, From Women’s Pens author Angel Nichols, noted for her strong characters, biting humor, and intricate plots lines.

Also available on AmazonUK and for Nook and Kobo.

 

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