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Thursday, December 8, 2016

DAY 8 of our Book Gifts Christmas Advent Calendar - Murder in Plain Sight by Nikki Broadwell (a Summer McCloud paranormal mystery)

Murder in Plain Sight by Nikki Broadwell
(a Summer McCloud paranormal mystery)

Life for Summer McCloud in the small village of Ames, Connecticut is seamless--that is until a mysterious woman visits Summer's occult shop, Tarot and Tea, searching for a book that is not in the inventory. Oddly, Summer locates the title which she's never seen before. Later this same woman is found dead next to the river and the only clues to how she died are the book of poison recipes in her purse and a note clutched in her hand--a note signed by Summer. When Summer finds out from a detective friend that she is the number one suspect she does what any sane person would do--she flees in order to unravel the web closing in around her. But instead of discovering clues Summer has visions, bringing her mother, Lila, who has been missing for five years very much into her mind. Apparently Lila and the dead woman knew each other. 

Several false trails lead Summer into extreme danger, and to make matters worse she's losing trust in her abilities as an amateur sleuth. With increasingly real visions of the past, she struggles to make sense of the present. Summer must find a way out or lose everything,

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'A great cozy mystery. With a bite. Nikki weaves the magical (paranormal) with a deft hand in and out of this well plotted mystery. The book is rich with warm details and fully developed characters.'--Greg Jolley

'Nikki's work is definitely evolving and this new murder mystery series is a fun read.'--Samantha Smith

Nikki Broadwell grew up an 'Army brat', living in several states as well as Germany during her formative years. But it was her time in Virginia on a 400-acre farm that set the imaginative stage for "The Moonstone," the first book of the Wolfmoon fantasy trilogy. She received a B.A. in English and Art from Sonoma State University and later studied Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. 

When her daughters were in middle school, she began a greeting card business, using her own pencil and watercolor creations. This business flourished for several years until the market became flooded and was no longer lucrative. A simple silk-painting kit picked up at an art store set her off on another venture, and soon she was hard at work creating scarves and wall hangings of flowers, birds, and animals. 

After almost twenty years, this business came to an end for several reasons. One was the toxicity of the dyes and resists were taking a toll on her lungs. But the biggest reason was that writing had completely taken over her life. There was no time left for any other creative projects! 

After living in the Pacific Northwest for over 15 years, Nikki, her husband, and a dog and a cat have relocated to Tucson, Arizona where the light always shines. When not writing, Nikki travels, does yoga, hikes, gardens, and watches the bird and animal life that abound in the desert.

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