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You were waiting for it and now it has arrived.

When Florence Keenan stepped outside her door to get her mail she had no way of knowing the man asking for directions was about to kill her. As the arctic cold of a sharp icicle penetrated her flesh she felt her body weaken around her. When she opened her eyes later it was to see her body covered in blood, her blood.

As a ghost Florence decides to work with the police to solve her murder. She will not rest until her killer is behind bars and ghosts don’t sleep. Join Florence as she uncovers clues, leads Detective Bill Smythe over the next hurdle and learns that being dead has its own rewards.

Pick the version you need for all your ereader needs or print out a copy by choosing PDF when you go to Smashwords.com.

Or if you prefer, you can get it at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com as well.

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DJ Marcussen’s book The Tax Angel is a delightful and partial representation of what happens to thousands of individuals when tax season comes around. She writes with a witty style that is both concise and entertaining. It is a wonderful read for both the tax professional as well as anyone who has ever endeavored to do their own tax return.

Join Michael and his lovely new wife Kimi, a tax accountant workaholic, as they discover that the real test of love and a strong marriage can be found in trust and the dozens of scraps of paper we diligently keep for tax purposes that drive us mad. You’re in for a bumpy ride. Enjoy and don’t say you weren’t warned. Tax season can get to be scary. Ask Michael. He’ll tell you.

Currently it is available on

Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/The-Tax-Angel-DJ-Marcussen-ebook/dp/B00J8Z62F0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396113022&sr=8-1&keywords=the+tax+angel

Barnes&Noble.com

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-tax-angel-dj-marcussen/1118944056?ean=2940045778398

Smashwords.com

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420881

 

To find out more about this author, visit her at

DJMarcussen.com

Bleeding Ice-COVER ART - Grace RellieOutside the air was cold and inside Florence Keenan’s blood was cooling. It had been three hours since her heart had given its final struggle with the Angel of death and lost. With each final pump her pain had increased ten-fold until Florence prayed for death. With her last exhale she’d mentally screamed in terror as reality sank in. She was going to die. Her time had come and she wasn’t ready. She didn’t want to die. She wanted to live. So terribly bad did she want to live. And then it was all over but she didn’t immediately realize it.

…… Standing over detective Bill Smythe’s shoulder Florence began to read his notes. “They’re like reading chicken scratches,” she harrumphed . “Imagine a grown man whose handwriting is worse than a second graders.”

Slowly as she studied the page she began to see similarities and discerned his letter styling. “He thinks I was killed because of hidden money?” She felt like laughing. Her hidden money amounted to seventy-four dollars in the kitchen cookie jar. If the crook had killed her for that he was a desperate crook. She would have felt pity for him if he hadn’t killed her.

When Florence Keenan is murdered she finds that life doesn’t end with death. First she must grapple with the fact that she is a ghost and then with the knowledge that the only way her death can be avenged is to do some detecting of her own.

Detective Bill Smythe hates killers and those that kill little old ladies even more. As he works the Keenan case he frequently feels as if he’s being watched and those letters by an anonymous tipster keep him spinning but always on the trail of a killer.

Join Florence and Detective Smythe as they work side by side on parallel planes to bring a murderer to justice and cross the boundaries of time and space doing it.

Bleeding Ice is firstly a murder/mystery fantasy. At times you will be shocked and at others laugh at the antics of a ghostly lady who refuses to bow to conventions in life or in death. It soon will be available for pickup at both Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. Please stay tuned.

A World of Joy – Book Review

A World of Joy is a Christmas anthology of over twenty short stories written by writers across the globe whose simple wish is to spread holiday joy. Each story is charming by itself but taken together they represent all the gifts and all the wonders of the glittering Christmas world. As you flip through the pages, snow will twirl around you, lights sparkle through windows and the spirit of Christmas will be in the air. Inside gifts are being left under the tree, people you always wanted to meet are dropping by and hugs are being exchanged for flavorful aromatic cookies.

We hope A World of Joy will bring a smile to your lips as you journey through its pages and see that wishes do come true. This compendium of cheer is sure to brighten your holiday and remind you of that happy childhood feeling associated with tearing and shredding wrapping paper in anticipation of that long desired gift.

The goal of every writer is a work published. To see words we put to paper or blank screen on the page of a book that we can hold is a dear sight to us all. We long for that day and work constantly in hopes that tomorrow, next week, month or year will be that day. Today is that day for me. My short story, Weekend Wife is in this new book published by Grey Mouse Publishers under the name of Elizabeth Rye. I ts my turn to say,  “Yea, I did it! Im published!

 

Please pick up a copy of A World of Joy and enjoy reading from this collection of short Christmas stories. They have been specifically tailored to be wholesome and friendly to all ages and religions. You will find that they can comfortably be reading aloud to the whole family.

 

Available as a FREE download at the following locations on November 29th, 2013 (Black Friday):

  • Barnes & Noble
  • iTunes
  • Smashwords
  • Sony
  • Kobo

Please leave a review and let all these splendid authors know that their goal of holiday cheer was accomplished. As a fellow writer or a reader who appreciates the writing craft you understand how a few simple words does wonders for the soul. If possible, please drop me a line here and let me  know  what you thought of my short story. I had fun writing, Weekend Wife and I hope you will have fun reading it.

 

From all of us, thanks so much for your encouragement. You help make it all possible.

This truly is a short story. Written in first person, we only know the main character as Maddie. Her boyfriend Jack Ramirez is referred to be his last name the entire time. Sadly neither character is very rounded. We don’t get a clear picture of what they look like nor what the pint sized apartment looks like either.

The whole story begins and ends in the same location. Their plans of quiet and getting it on are both non-existent. Perhaps Ms. Halliday’s feature length novels have more character development. I hope so. I also hope these tow characters are the same in her other books so that readers get to know them. This should be a piece of who they are and her loyal readers already know Maddie and Ramirez, because if this is truly stand alone, it didn’t do it for me.

It’s cute and at times funny but it needs fleshing out to transform it into a romping fun story.

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