“This twisty fun read is packed full of high suspense and high jinx. Add in a delightful cast of crit‍‍‍ters and characters and you have a not-to-miss whodunit!" - Sparkle Abbey, National Bestselling Author of Barking with the Stars
A Brie Hunter Mystery, #2

It’s been seven months since Brie Hooker, a vegan, moved to Udderly Kidding Dairy to live with her feisty Aunt Eva, a confirmed carnivore. But tonight there’ll be no family feud over dinner entrees. Udderly’s hosting a campaign fundraiser for Eva’s best friend, who hopes to be South Carolina’s next governor. The candidate’s son, a pro quarterback, is flying home for the wingding. 

The campaign fund‍‍‍raiser promises to be a huge success until a pitchfork attack turns the goat farm into a crime scene—again. To protect her friends, Brie puts her sleuthing skills to work. Will she live long enough to find out who’s behind a vicious assault, a kidnapping, blackmail, and murder?


The series features Brie, a vegan chef, who lives with her Aunt Eva, a dedicated carnivore, on Eva's Udderly Kidding Dairy farm. Squabbles about dinner menus are the least of the odd couple's problems after a pot-bellied pig accidentally unearths a skeleton that belongs to Eva's unlamented husband, who disappeared years back. 

A journalism major in college, LINDA LOVELY has always made her living as a writer, primarily in public relations and advertising fields. Now, she's focusing on her first love--fiction. A member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers, the author also helps organize the annual Writers’ Police Academy.

A native of Iowa, Linda has called the South home for more than thirty years. She and her husband live beside a lake in the South Carolina Upstate. Her hobbies include reading,
swimming, kayaking, tennis, and gardening. 


ANGI: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
LINDA: Start tackling all the things I’ve neglected—weeds in the garden, dust bunnies under the couch, and cooking big batches of our favorite foods to repopulate our freezer inventory of left-overs to pull out the next time I’m on deadline.

ANGI: Favorite date night…fancy or at home?
LINDA: Definitely at home. Fan on in summer, fireplace in winter. Pop in a DVD of a movie we love. Feet up on the couch.

ANGI: Would you put yourself in a Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
LINDA: Despite the fact that I just described myself as a couch potato, I’d choose an action adventure. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
LINDA: Roadrunner. Love how he outfoxes Wiley E. Coyote.

ANGI: High Heels or Hiking Boots?
LINDA: Hiking boots. I don’t even own any high heels.

ANGI: Got a favorite song? What makes it special?
LINDA: Blue velvet. Bobby Vinton picked me out of an audience to sing the song with him when I was a young teen. (This gives a good indication of how OLD I am.)

ANGI: Geek or Jock?
LINDA: I love to swim, play tennis, kayak, walk. All for fun. Have made some of my best friends playing tennis.

ANGI: Your inspiration for the Brie Hunter Mysteries… Care to share?
LINDA: Our vegan family doctor talked my husband and me into trying a vegan diet. About the same time I took friends to visit a goat dairy near us. I loved the goats and thought it would be funny to have a vegan living with a carnivore and making cheese. But I have to admit our love for cheese turned out to be too big a temptation to remain strictly vegan.

ANGI’s GOTTA ASK:  Where is your favorite writing place & why?
LINDA’S GOTTA ANSWER:   My office. I can close the door to outside distractions. Nice large desktop screen. Phone handy for research that can’t be done on the computer.

“I loved the outrageous adventures and the characters…This amusing book will make you smile. It's an entertaining way to kick off a new series.” – Lesa’s Book Critiques

Brie Hooker, book #1

Living on a farm with four hundred goats and a cantankerous carnivore isn’t among vegan chef Brie Hooker’s list of lifetime ambitions. But she can’t walk away from her Aunt Eva, who needs help operating her dairy. 

Once she calls her aunt’s goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn’t reckon on Brie’s resolve to prove her aunt’s innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.

Marley Clark Mystery, #1

Marley Clark, a retired military intelligence officer, works security for a Sea Island community simply to keep busy. A single night patrol transforms the feisty widow’s yawner of a job into a deadly battle of wits when she finds an islander drowned and bobbing naked amid a potpourri of veggies in a Jacuzzi. 

Asked to serve as the lead investigator’s liaison, the 52-year-old heroine is startled to discover she’s become Deputy Braden Mann’s target as well—for romance. Yet their steamy attraction doesn’t deter the pair from sorting through a viper’s nest of suspects as the body count grows and the pun-loving killer plans a grizzly epitaph for Marley. 
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Smart Women, Dumb Luck #1

Nexi Ketts has carved out a new life—too bad a relentless hit man is determined to end it. Nexi has reinvented herself—new name, new look, new life. She makes her living catching corporate cheats, partial atonement for dear old dad’s embezzling ways. 

A fling with a handsome cop ends badly when he tries to kill her. She flees, naked, causing a fender bender, and making it damn hard for Detective Barry Gerton to think clearly. Determined to protect her, Barry unexpectedly falls in love. Nexi yields to the same sizzling attraction. Trust is another matter... Nexi has secrets to guard. And Barry’s been burned before. 
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Formerly titled Final Accounting, Dead Line has been revised/updated to become the first book in a romantic thriller series—Smart Women, Dumb Luck.

To celebrate the release of PICKED OFF, Linda’s giving away a FREE registration to the 2018 Writers’ Police Academy. Here’s the link (Must be a new registration.) 
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LINDA WANTS TO KNOW: Would you be willing to try goat yoga? A fun part of my research for the third book in this series.   

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