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Our Holiday Gift to You

by Linsey Lanier, Group Novel Coordinator

Hello, PF&HT Readers!

It’s that time of year again. I’m not just talking about the holidays. I’m talking about another annual tradition— the Petit Four and Hot Tamales’ Group Novel.

Once again, we want to show you all how much we appreciate your support throughout the year by giving you a story. Last year, we presented you with our first paranormal romance, Merlin’s Daughter.

This year, we’ve cooked up a cozy mystery for your reading pleasure—The Undercover Librarian. Here’s your first clue:

Désirée Devereaux is not your average librarian. She can judge a book by its cover.  In fact, every time she picks up a book, shepicks up vibes, flashes, emotions-even crimes committed by the last patron who checked it out. When Désirée’s boss, the Branch Manager,  turns up dead in the Mysteries section of the new branch of the Harrow County Public Library, Désirée is at the head of a list of suspects, which includes FedEx guy, Skirt Boy and a member of the Hookers.

Dead bodies start turning up all over the stacks and that spells Murder with a Capital M right here in Harrow County. But Hunky Detective Danny Bonner is on the case and as he gets close to Désirée, he begins to realize there’s more to the sexy librarian than meets the eye. This laugh-out-loud cozy mystery/romance is a suspenseful read you’ll definitely want to check out.

So what does all this entertainment cost? $24.95, like a hard cover book? $7.99, like a paperback at the grocery store? $4.99 like some eBooks? $0.99 like some other eBooks?

No. The Undercover Librarian is FREE! All you have to do is stop by during the last two weeks of the year. And…you might win a prize! We’re giving one away EVERY DAY and two final winners on December 31.

So see you all then. I can’t wait!

Daily Prize – $5 Amazon coupon
Final Winner #1 – Petit Fours and Hot Tamales cookbook
Final Winner #2 – $25 Amazon coupon

Final winners drawn on December 31. Good luck! What a way to say goodbye to 2011 and cheer in the New Year!


Sandra Elzie - December 9, 2011 - 6:18 am

Thanks for reminding us about the fun and FREE read coming up soon. Even though I wrote a couple of the chapters, I purposely did not read the last couple–I want to be surprised too!

Marilyn Baron - December 9, 2011 - 9:17 am


I think this is our best group novel ever. I’m very excited about it. I started the novel off with Chapter One and I have read all the chapters and think our readers will love it. It’s true what they say — the best things in life are free.

Sally Kilpatrick - December 9, 2011 - 9:17 am

Thanks, Linsey, for putting together this post. I’m excited to see what people think–oh, and to see how it all turned out since I think I still have to read the last chapter!

Pam Asberry - December 9, 2011 - 9:24 am

I am so excited, Linsey! This was my first time to participate in a project like this, and I am really looking forward to seeing the end result. I am saving the last chapter, too; I love surprises! :-)

Sia Huff - December 9, 2011 - 9:41 am

Group novels are fun! You think you know where the current author is taking the story and bam a new author changes it all around. Hope everyone enjoys our Holiday offering this year.

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 9:47 am

Oh, Sandy. You’re in for a surprise. The last few chapters are just terrific.

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 9:48 am

Yes they are, Marilyn. You’ve done a wonderful job on the novel this year.

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 9:48 am

You’re in for a surprise, too, Sally. I really like the last chapter. Thanks for your work on The Undercover Librarian. I loved your chapters, too.

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 10:02 am

Pam, I’m so glad you joined us this year. You did an excellent job on your chapter. Sounds like everyone’s waiting for the ending. It’s a good one…

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 10:06 am

Sia, I’m glad you could participate. It is fun writing with a group. The creative energy is amazing. Everyone comes up with something different, and yet it all hangs together. Can’t wait until our readers get a peek at your chapter. :) Intrigue and romance abound this year.

Bella - December 9, 2011 - 10:51 am

I love cozy mysteries and haven’t heard of this one yet. I will definitely be giving it a go. It sounds great.

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 11:12 am

Thanks, Bella! We’re thrilled you stopped by. Hope you become a regular reader of our humble little blog. :)

For all you cozy mystery lovers out there, check out Bella’s blog: She’s doing “12 Day of Mystery Novels for Christmas.” I’ll be looking into that!

EC Spurlock - December 9, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Looking forward to it, ladies! Your group novels are always so fun! I like the twist you’ve put into this one, and can’t wait to read it! And I’ll definitely be checking out Bella’s blog as well!

Happy Holidays and happy reading!

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 2:51 pm

Hi, EC. I’m so glad you like our group novels. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did writing it.

Bella’s blog is great.

Susan - December 9, 2011 - 7:32 pm

Great intro. I love the cover of the book. Looking forward to reading it.

Linsey Lanier - December 9, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Thanks, Susan. I appreciate it. I know you’re going to love TUL. :)

Julee J. Adams - December 9, 2011 - 9:43 pm

How fun! I grew up in a library, so this one will be especially cool for me. Glad you had so much fun, too. Thanks, guys!

Maxine - December 11, 2011 - 9:27 am

I can’t wait to read it! This is going to be good!

Tami Brothers - December 12, 2011 - 10:28 am

Awesome Linsey! Can’t wait to read this and see how everyone likes it.

I had fun writing with you guys!!!

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