Back to Mysteries? When did I leave?
As with many people COVID changed my priorities. Most people of course were referring to their families and jobs, but I have to admit that I’m referring to my book series. I had two core series The Deveraux Legacy and The San Juans Mysteries and I love the characters in each series. They’ve been good friends for a long time. And both series have a mystery (or multiple mysteries) at their core.
The Deveraux Legacy – Mystery? Mostly Yes. Ok, somewhat.
The Deveraux Legacy is a romantic suspense series about a family trying to unravel their dysfunctional history while protecting themselves from a greedy narcissistic Big Pharma executive. Four cousins Dominique, Aiden, Evan, and Jackson are struggling to understand their past and find romance and there’s a good dose of nekkid time sprinkled among the adventures.
San Juan Mysteries – OK, yes, these are totally mysteries.
And the San Juans Mysteries take place in the San Juan Islands of Washington state where ex-actress Tish Yearly solves mysteries with her ex-CIA agent grandfather Tobias Yearly. Tish has a steady fella by the name of Emmett Nash and while they may get up to some steamy nonsense it’s all behind closed doors because, gosh darn it, we’ve got a mystery solve here.
I had no plans to do anything other than finish the fourth Deveraux book – The Fallen Man (coming October 2022!) and finally, give Tish and her boyfriend a bit of closure on her old acting life with book 4 of the San Juans. And then… came the 3 Colors Trilogy and the pandemic. And suddenly I took an abrupt left turn into paranormal romance. Which believe me has been fun and not entirely free of mystery, but certainly no one would classify them as a “Who Dun It.” But as the pandemic is winding down, I’ve come back to some familiar territory as I try to finish out the Christmas mystery novella I started pre-pandemic – Winter Wonderland. But wooeee! What a shock to the system!
A mystery needs clues!
What? Clues? What is this nonsense. Can’t I have my characters just kiss and declare “The End”? No? Sheesh. You want to know who stole the diamond too? Will the demands never cease? OK, I admit, that I would also like to know that. So… you’re saying I should get back to work? Hm. OK, I can take a hint. Back to typing I go. Wish me luck as I try to remember how to write a mystery!