Friday, April 29, 2016

Cherry Blossom Capers

Buried Deception Novella by Gina Conroy

Mount Vernon archaeology intern and widow Samantha Steele wants to provide for her children without assistance from anyone. Security guard and ex-cop Nick Porter is haunted by his past and keeps his heart guarded. But when they discover an artifact at Mount Vernon is a fake, Nick and Samantha need to work together, set aside their stubbornness, and rely on each other or the results could be deadly. Will Samantha relinquish her control to a man she hardly knows? Can Nick learn to trust again? And will they both allow God to excavate their hearts so they can find new love?

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About Cherry Blossom Capers Collection (4 novellas in 1)

Encounter mystery, mayhem, and murder near Washington, DC, alongside four professional females. White House assistant chef Tara Whitley works with an old flame, FBI agent Jack Courtland, to stop a plot to sabotage a state-dinner. Attorney Ciara Turner and her nemesis Daniel Evans have trials tracking down a judge’s murderer. Archeologist intern Samantha Steele and security guard Nick Porter are on the heels of a dangerous forger. Shop owner Susan Holland and renovator Vince Martini turn upside down her late uncle’s mansion while investigating a string of mysterious accidents. Will these sleuthing couples’ machinations move them into matrimony?

Other authors in collection Cara Putman, Lynette Sowell, Frances Devine


This story [Buried Deception] was a novella that really gripped me. I was tossed around with the amazingly created characters and I never knew where I would land. As a single mom, I could relate to the struggles that Samantha had for wanting to be independent and care for her children. BUT, at the same time, hunk ex-cop Nick has trust issues. I totally can relate to him, too… I felt every issue, every emotion, every adrenaline rush as if it were my own. I LOVE that in a mystery. Mixed among the mystery is just the right amount of romance between Nick and Samantha, and the perfect amount of inspirational message for relying on God and trusting in Him to lead the way, no matter what situation your in.” Read more

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For Novella Buried Deception by Gina Conroy

“Murder. Thefts of priceless artifacts. An ornery, little boy with a penchant for getting into trouble. Gina Conroy’s fast-paced debut novella, Buried Deception, has it all and takes readers on an emotional ride. A charming romance winds up this satisfying who-dun-it.” -Vickie McDonough, award-winning author of 24 books and novellas, including the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series.

“Kudos to Gina Conroy’s novella Buried Deception, a tale of love and mystery that kept me guessing and smiling until the very end. While this novella may be Conroy’s first, it certainly won’t be her last!” -Award winning author Kathleen Y’Barbo

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For other novellas in the collection

“Lynette Sowell has penned another enthralling tale—State Secrets is the perfect combination of suspense, mystery and romance, and seasoned with the right amount of spiritual truth. You’ll love this entertaining romantic suspense and will root for Jack and Tara until the last page.” – Elizabeth Goddard, Carol Award winning author of The Camera Never Lies and Freezing Point
“Lynette Sowell’s State Secrets has all the right elements for a good read–romance with a touch of mystery and suspense.  Well done!” -A.K. Arenz,The Case of the Mystified M.D., 2010 ACFW Carol Award Winner


Author Bio Extended:

Gina Conroy’s love of history and mystery collide in her debut novella, Cherry Blossom Capers.With publishing credits that span twenty-seven years and include 350 print articles in various newspapers and magazines in the United States and Nigeria where she spent eight months on a journalism and mission internship. In the last six years, she’s co-authored two books, Reach for your Dreams, Graduate and Anytime Prayers for Everyday Moms and has contributed to numerous online articles.

Gina is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), has served as president of WIN (ACFW Tulsa chapter) where she spoke on “Marketing Yourself Before You Sell,” and is planning to speak on “Writer…Interrupted: Finding Balance in Your Spiritual, Personal, and Professional Life” in the future. Her other teaching credits include being a guest speaker at the Heart of the Matter Homeschool teleseminar where she spoke on writing and balancing motherhood. Gina currently teaches creative writing classes for grade schoolers  and teens.