Multi-volume and multi-genre authors Bibiana Krall and Veronica Cline Barton introduce us to the third volume in the The Haunted book series, “Wicked Mist”:
Welcome to Wicked Mist, Book 3 (The Haunted Series) Filled with Urban legends, ghosts, haunted houses, magical realism, and supernatural themes. This year it's all about the mist!
Travel the world and enjoy a collection of luxurious, award-winning, short stories with a paranormal edge from the writing desks of Bibiana Krall and Veronica Cline Barton. This 'spirited' anthology is guaranteed to give you the shivers and keep you reading late into the night with heady doses of mystery, haunted imagery and psychological suspense. Catch up and read Hearth Fires, Book 1 and Tangled Webs, Book 2 and prepare for an intense ride to places unknown.
Diamonds & Ashes by Veronica Cline Barton (California Coast)
The seeds of greed reap their reward...
Witch by Bibiana Krall (Mackinac Island)
An Island adventure in Michigan becomes an alternate history lesson, after a young woman discovers something treacherous lurking in the water…
Area 58 by Veronica Cline Barton (#SomewhereInNevada)
Somewhere in Nevada Everything you thinksh you knowsh ish about to changshe.
Devil's Breath by Bibiana Krall (Columbia)
Beware the wrath of a beautiful and mysterious woman taking over the streets of Medellin.
One man at a time...
Unrequited by Veronica Cline Barton (England)
Don't go breakin' my heart now, boys...
What does your garden grow?
Ningyo by Bibiana Krall (Japan)
A troubled spirit wanders beyond the forests of Mt. Fuji, hoping for their chance to avenge a brutal murder.
Will good or evil prevail?
Thanks so much for reading! Enjoy the bonus pages with bespoke cocktails and savory appetizers to help make this a wonderful and spooky Halloween!
I love this newest book in The Haunted series. Wicked Mist keeps the reputation of these writers and series spotless.
The different stories set in different cultures give us a spooky glimpse into other parts of the world. These stories are not extremely gory and I like that a lot. I have also enjoyed Barton's other writings in the cozy mystery genre.
Witch by Krall was the creepiest story for me and I loved it.
Area 58 by Barton gave me the most pleasure and still creeped me out. It has a sci-fi bent to it and is pretty funny also.
Which story is your favorite? They are all good and not to be mist! 😉
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The Stash by Sandra Sperling
Multi-volume, multi-genre author, Sandra Sperling introduces us to her latest romantic suspense story, “The Stash”:
People have fantasies about finding buried treasure, but for Sarah Altman it becomes a reality when she convinces herself that it isn't really a crime to appropriate a large stash of money hidden by a meth dealer after he has a car accident. Every dollar will likely add to the time he spends in prison, so she chooses to be a good Samaritan and relieve him of the burden. Already contemplating a divorce, Sarah realizes that the money will allow her the freedom to do so with financial security---so long as no one learns she has it.
Deputy Nate Carlson has been giving protection to the dealer in exchange for a share of the profit from the meth. He's severely injured, but before he dies, he manages to tell Nate where the cash is buried.
Sergeant Frank Devich, Nate's widowed brother-in-law, questions Sarah, triggering a mutual attraction. Frank doesn't recognize her as the young woman he'd left with a broken heart years ago, and he's determined to have her. Sarah, however, resists involvement.
Nate soon discovers that only Frank and Sarah had easy access to the Minnesota gravel pit where the stash had been hidden.
Desperate for money, he will do anything to get it
This is a marvelous story! I love it. The stash is a suspenseful, romantic comedy or is it a comedic, romantic suspense story or is it a romantic, suspenseful comedy? Whatever! I can’t figure it out, but I do know this is a lot of fun to read!
I loved the action and the dialogue. Sarah is strong, sassy and sharp as a tack! I wouldn’t want to have a battle of wits with her. I really like Frank also; he is steady as they come, committed to his job and he is thinking ahead. Nate is a couple of fries short of a happy meal, but he tries hard if mainly in the wrong direction.
Good story and lots of fun! The Stash gets 5 stars from me!
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