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Historical Mystery from M.A. Lee

Jack Portman had never forgotten Filly Malvaise. Then she walked into his local pub and into the clutches of a loan shark. Can he rescue her before she falls victim to evil?

The Lion’s Den is connected by a single thread to the Into Death series, which features the artist Isabella Newcombe. Jack and Filly first appeared in the mystery Christmas with Death.

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Historical Fantasy from Edie Roones and M.A. Lee

“The Poisoner and the Faerie Huntsman” ~ Never reveal weakness to a Faerie.

Escaping a false accusation of poisoning, Melly and her hound seek refuge in Sherwood Forest ~ yet the Nottingham guard who accused her is on her trail.

That night, she encounters the black hounds of the Wild Hunt. Then the Huntsman arrives.

Has she fallen into greater trouble?

Read this short story with this link from Book Funnel, no requirements.

This is one of M’s favorite Wild Sherwood stories [Edie has a different story that she loves, but she’s in love with the image of the guy =) . ]


Fantasy from Remi Black, a novella, first in the Spells of Earth trilogy.

bk 1 in the Spells of Earth trilogy of fantasy novellas

Elemental Earth is a life-potential power. Can it be wielded to kill?

Wizardry burnt out and memory gone, Desora re-built her life in an isolated corner of the Northern Reaches. She only wields the life-growing power of elemental Earth.

She has nothing of Fire, Air, or Water. No fiery bolts, no whirlwinds, no drowning spheres: nothing for defense or attack.

Shape-shifting wolfen threaten her, able to transform out of Moon-turn.

And strangely gory deaths in the High Meadow mean a mysterious monster prowls, looking for life to consume.

With death menacing, Desora has no protection except her wards.

Wolfen and the eldritch monster kill the defenseless. Can Desora discover new ways to wield Earth before she becomes prey?

A link for a pdf of the novella from Book Funnel: 

Have a Merry Christmas with a Free Mystery!

Listen for Free to the 1st short story in the Sailing with Mystery anthology.

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Here’s a Christmas gift for you! Listen for free to the audio files of the first short story in the Sailing with Mystery  anthology.

The first short story is “Amber Dreams” :: Blackmail threatens a young bride when her secret diary is stolen. Her marriage of convenience is threatened if the contents are revealed to her new husband and his autocratic mother.

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Can Isabella recover the diary before the bride loses all hope?

Use this link to find the first episode after 5:30 a.m. on December 26, 2023. The other episodes post five minutes later and later and later and later. All five episodes are available for free on various podcast services, including Apple, Google, YouTube, Samsung Podcasts, iHeart, Tune-In, and many many more.

The collection is available in ebook and paperback at the following links.

Zon, ebook and paperback

Worldwide Paperback

Worldwide Ebook

View the trailer

The audiobook became available from various distributors on October 30, 2023.

Happy Mystery Listening from The Write Focus.

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