Release Day Blitz with Giveaway: Storm of Secrets (Haunted Bluffs Mystery #2) by Loretta Marion

Posted November 12, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 18 Comments

I am so
excited that STORM OF SECRETS by Loretta
Marion is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you
haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Loretta Marion, be sure
to check out all the details below.
This blitz
also includes a giveaway for signed first editions of STORM OF SECRETS and
book 1 HOUSE OF ASHES and a book bag and stickers, US Only AND ebook of THE
FOOL’S TRUTH
International, courtesy of Loretta and Rockstar Book Tours. So if
you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this
post.
About the
Book
:
Title: STORM OF SECRETS (Haunted Bluffs Mystery #2)
Author: Loretta
Marion
Pub.
Date:
 November 12, 2019
Publisher: Crooked
Lane Books
Formats: Hardcover,
eBook
Pages: 312
A deadly
storm, a missing three-year-old child, a grisly murder, and the eerie presence
of the spirits of the dead set the stage for the second mesmerizing installment
of Loretta Marion’s paranormal suspense series.

A powerful storm descends upon Cape Cod’s Whale Rock at the peak of tourist
season–and the weekend Cassandra Mitchell’s and Daniel Benjamin’s wedding is
set to take place at The Bluffs, the magnificent Victorian mansion Cassie
inherited from her family. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, three-year-old
Lucas Kleister goes missing–and the body of small-time drug dealer Lee
Chambers is found in a restaurant dumpster. Now, the WRPD are faced with a
murder to solve, a missing child to find, and the aftermath of one of the worst
storms in recent memory.

While aiding with the clean-up and helping the displaced, Cassie has been
receiving cryptic messages from the spirits of her great-grandparents, Percy
and Celeste Mitchell, the original residents of The Bluffs. At first, the
messages are benign, but soon, they begin to point to something more sinister.
As Cassie works to decipher their meaning, the specter of a mysterious local
legend surfaces. The tale of Barnacle Boy–and what happened to him during
another destructive storm decades earlier–will weave through the desperate
search to find Lucas and the identity of the killer.

“Modern
and historic mysteries collide in Marion’s bittersweet
storytelling.”   
“[A]
gripping sequel…Marion seamlessly weaves the multiple story threads together.
Fans of tales of regional intrigue will be satisfied.” Publishers Weekly  
Title: HOUSE OF ASHES (Haunted Bluffs Mystery #1)
Author: Loretta
Marion
Pub.
Date:
 November 13, 2018
Publisher: Crooked
Lane Books
Formats: Hardcover,
eBook
Pages: 336
A family
patriarch’s dying proclamation, an enigmatic disappearance, and a century-old
curse converge in the shadows of a majestic home on Cape Cod’s craggy coast.
Thirty-seven-year-old
painter Cassandra Mitchell is fourth-generation to live in the majestic
Battersea Bluffs, a brooding Queen Anne home originally built by her
great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite
tragedies that have swept the generations. Local lore has it that there was a
curse placed on the family and the house is haunted, though opinions are
divided on whether it’s by malicious or benevolent spirits. Cassie believes the
latter―but now she stands to lose her beloved home to mounting debt and the
machinations of her dream-weaving ex-husband.
Salvation
seems to arrive when a nomadic young couple wanders onto the property with the
promise of companionship and much-needed help―until they vanish without a
trace, leaving behind no clue to their identities. Cassie is devastated, but
determined to discover what’s happened to the young couple…even as digging into
their disappearance starts to uncover family secrets of her own. Despite
warnings from her childhood friend, now the local Chief of Police―as well as an
FBI agent who pushes the boundaries of professionalism―Cassie can’t help
following the trail of clues (and eerie signals from the old house itself) to
unravel the mystery. But can she do so before her family’s dark curse destroys
everything in its path?
Excerpt:
Whale Rock
Village, Massachusetts     
    
On the short walk to my car, a sparkle caught my eye on the ground near a
temporary dumpster behind La Table, the new location of my old flame Billy
Hughes’s catering business.
    
Later, I reflected on how different things would have been had I not been so
curious.
     What
if
 I hadn’t had the dress fitting today? What if I
hadn’t parked in Archie’s space? What if I hadn’t gone out the
back door of his shop? What if I hadn’t gone over to examine
what was glittering next to the dumpster?
    
“The what ifs and should haves will eat your
brain.” It was a quote of John O’Callaghan’s, from his book of poetry
entitled, Sincerely, John the Ghost—ironically, a gift from Zoe,
who’d always eschewed the notion of Percy’s and Celeste’s spirits.
    
The point is, if I hadn’t done all those things, then I wouldn’t have seen that
glint on the ground and gone over to check out what it was. Most crucially, I
would never have noticed a hand through the rusted-out hole in the dumpster.
    
A very dead hand.

About Loretta

An author of fiction, Loretta’s writing bridges the
genres of women’s fiction, mystery and suspense, always with hints of romance
and humor, sometimes delving into the psychological and paranormal. She creates
strong but flawed and struggling characters as appealing as the rich
atmospheric settings in which the stories take place.
Loretta has loved reading and creating with words
since she was a young girl. And that affection for the written word followed
her like a shadow throughout her life as she put pen to paper crafting
marketing and advertising copy, educational brochures and newsletters. But her
passion for writing fiction evolved from the unlikely world of hospice. As a
volunteer, she set out to establish a Legacy Story program to honor and
preserve the rich heritage of the fascinating people who were soon to leave
this world. The meaningful experience inspired her to create her own
interesting characters and stories.
Though born and raised in the Midwest, Loretta fell in
love with New England and has made it the setting for much of her writing. When
not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor
pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode
Island with her husband, Geoffrey, and their beloved Mr. Peabody, a sweet,
devoted and amusing “Corgador” (Corgi-Labrador cross).
Represented by Jill Grosjean Literary Agency
Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a one
signed first edition copy of each book in the Haunted Bluffs Mystery Series –
HOUSE OF ASHES and STORM OF SECRETS in
a book bag with book marks, US Only.
1 winner will receive an ebook of THE FOOL’S TRUTH, International.
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