Rain Press is excited to announce the release of the second book in Eve Paludan’s Jack Lee Mystery Series, MERMAID’S LAIR.

In this action-packed thriller, Jack Lee, police chief of a Pacific Northwest island, finds himself investigating a spate of deadly cases while trying to protect the public.

As he delves deeper into the mysteries, he is aided by his niece Jenn, an underwater archaeologist whose research focuses on mermaids.

Together, they must track down international criminals, solve a bank robbery, and rescue a kidnapped loved one while uncovering the shocking secrets hidden in the deep waters of a local lake.

With non-stop action and intriguing plot twists, MERMAID’S LAIR is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. So don’t wait; get your copy today and join Jack on his next thrilling adventure!

By evepaludan

SLAY RIDE: A new holiday read from D.B. McNicol

Can Candy Cane Carriages survive a murder? SLAY RIDE is the third in D.B. McNicol’s Holiday Corner Christmas Cozy Mystery series and it is just as entertaining, fast-paced, and fun as the first two. The story begins with twins Candi and Mandi’s arrival at Holiday Corners to visit their grandparents and help them out with the family business, Candy Cane Carriages. College grads Candi, future vet, and Mandi, future biz wiz, jump in with their skills to help their grandparents. Gram and Gramps want to retire and it looks like Candi and Mandi may be staying on.

What should be a jolly holiday season comes to a bump in the road when the body of a local photographer is found in one of their sleighs. It may be connected to animal rights activists, but it is a frame job?

The town is is set on fire with gossip and rumors as local law enforcement and a medical examiner put their best boots forward into solving the case. So many suspects! And so many motives.

The author paints colorful characters and the plot kept my attention as possible love interests entered the story and a stranger to town rolled in with her own sort of appeal. When I read mysteries, I usually know “who done it” early on, but this story kept me guessing, in a good way.

SLAY RIDE was quite a page-turner and enjoyed it very much. Most of the story is told through dialogue and action, which is my favorite kind of read because it goes fast and unrolls like a movie in my mind.

I look forward to the next one in the series as I get to meet all of the characters and see what trouble brews beneath the surface of a small town with a Christmas theme, 24/7, year-round. This is another great read from D.B. McNicol that can stand alone in the series and can be appealing any time of the year.

These days, I much prefer to read holiday mysteries, rather than sentimental holiday stories, and SLAY RIDE was a satisfying, solid read in that vein. Loved it! A delicious holiday recipe is at the end. Don’t miss it. Five sleighs!

By evepaludan

DEAD AHEAD is #free for a limited time!

“Are Tammy and Anthony really vampire slayers? These questions and more were answered so deliciously…” — Amazon review

For a limited time, Dead Ahead (J.R. Rain’s Vampire for Hire World Book 6) by Eve Paludan is #FREE from Rain Press!

Samantha Moon’s latest client owns a donut shop—but this case is anything but sweet.

Sam is hired to follow a potentially cheating spouse—who happens to be a female narcotics detective who works the graveyard shift…a woman with a shocking secret.

Meanwhile, when Tammy eavesdrops on the thoughts of several classmates, she discovers one is seemingly on the path to becoming a vampire.

Tammy concocts a well-intended but naive plan to save the girl from becoming a vampire. In the process, she not only puts herself but also her brother Anthony in mortal jeopardy…

As Sam’s case intersects with Tammy and Anthony’s rescue mission, an outbreak of teen vampires propels this Moon family mystery toward its stunning conclusion!

By evepaludan