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The Viola Valentine Mystery Series

...where every day is Valentine's day

They say there are blessings from disasters. One is starting over.

 

The hurricane gave Viola Valentine the chance she needed to leave her dead-end job and loveless marriage. But the storm that came barreling through New Orleans also blew open a psychic door, one that Viola had worked hard to keep close.

 

As she enters her new career as a travel writer, solving mysteries that appear with apparitions everywhere she goes, the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her. 

 

Or does she?

A Ghost of a Chance

The ghosts are stalking!

Her first day in her new job as a travel writer and ghosts who have died by water are demanding attention, asking her to solve their mysteries.

 

On top of it all, her goofy ex-husband isn’t about to let her go.

 

Can she insist on a clean slate while busy communicating with those on the Other Side? And will her new talent allow her to reach her daughter who died of leukemia years before?

 

The first book of the Viola Valentine series is a FREE download at all online bookstores!


BOOK DETAILS 
• Contemporary paranormal mystery 
Book One of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series
• A full-length novel of 82,000 words 
• R-rated content: Light sexuality
• Set in Louisiana and the Deep South

 

 

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Ghost Town

Every day at dusk, in a small Louisiana town, the dead emerge from Lorelei Lake.

 

Viola Valentine must use her “gift” of seeing ghosts to rid this town of its apparitions. In the process, she hopes her new ability, obtained after a hurricane barreled through New Orleans, will help her reach her beloved Lillye on the Other Side.


Yet, the more Viola struggles to talk to her departed daughter, the more frustrated she gets. Plus, there's a recession on, jobs are hard to come by, and her suffocating family and ex-husband keep making demands. She takes solace in a new love interest, one who teaches her how to harness her anger. 

In the end, Viola realizes that only love can solve her problems, from ridding ghosts of lakeside towns to healing a broken heart.

 

BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

Book Two of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A full-length novel of approximately 78,000 words 

• R-rated content: Light sexuality

• Set in Louisiana and the Deep South

Trace of a GhoST

A stowaway ghost!


Travel writer Viola Valentine takes a trek down the historic Natchez Trace of Mississippi, but traveling along is an adventurous heiress who’s been dead since 1860! The former plantation owner died mysteriously and she wants her story known.


Meanwhile, a fellow travel writer — this one living — tries to convince Viola that her ghostly powers could help her reach her beloved Lillye on the Other Side. But are his attentions honorable or nefarious?


In the end, it’s a showdown between good and evil, and a bargain made with the devil at the crossroads may be Viola’s final undoing.

 

BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

Book Three of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A full-length novel of approximately 78,000 words 

• R-rated content: Light sexuality

• Set in Louisiana and the Deep South

 

GhoST Trippin'

A ghostly road trip.

 

John Valentine left home for a science conference and never returned, his family chalking it up to the divorced father’s mid-life crisis. But when a body is found on the old family homestead, his daughter Viola must piece together the clues her father left behind.

 

The path to the truth takes Viola on a wild road trip through Texas where she must solve a host of mysteries to discover what became of her father. Along for the ride are her witchy Aunt Mimi, her uptight lawyer sister Portia and her sometimes ex-husband Thibault Boudreaux, otherwise known as TB.

 

What they discover on this crazy ghost trip through Texas will be much more than they anticipated.

 

BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

Book Four of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A full-length novel of approximately 78,000 words 

• R-rated content: Light sexuality

• Set in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas

 

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Give up the ghost

Something’s stirring the waters of Emma’s Cove.

 

Viola Valentine and her husband start over on their dream houseboat along the Tennessee River but evil lurks beneath their peaceful cove. The folks in the neighboring town of Lightning Bug look with suspicion on the newly relocated couple — not to mention the other residents of Emma Cove, a highly secretive group of women. To top it all, ghosts of the past continue to hound the couple, including one live entity hoping to use Vi’s power for his own good.

 

With her family at stake Vi must learn to harness her supernatural powers, face her fears, and fight the evil that threatens to unravel them all.

BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

Book Five of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A full-length novel of approximately 82,000 words 

• PG-18-rated content: No sexuality

• Set in Wisconsin and Tennessee

 

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The Ghost is Clear

Some ghosts, like shipwrecks, refuse to stay sunken.

It’s winter break and Viola Valentine and her husband TB hope for a romantic getaway on St. Simons Island along the Georgia Coast while their children enjoy a field trip on neighboring Jekyll Island. But those on the "Other Side" have other plans. While Viola’s daughter Gaia grapples with the ghost of an old shipwreck, Vi sees a woman who worked the shipyards during World War II. Since the ghosts keep haunting both sides of the family, are the stories connected?

 

BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

Book Six of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A novella of approximately 32,000 words 

• PG-18-rated content: No sexuality

• Set along the Georgia coast

 

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Ghost Fever

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The ghosts of the past never stop haunting.

Viola takes a job at her old summer camp in the Florida Panhandle, hoping for a peaceful place to work after months in COVID lockdown. But old traumas from her time at Camp Secret Spring resurface and Viola's dream of a quiet getaway quickly turns into a nightmare.

Her best friend disappeared that summer, never to be found. Was it the camp's mysterious water that Ponce de León searched for? Or can her friend's vanishing be chalked up to the UFO sightings over the years? And just who were the Utopians who lived there before, many of whom died in the pandemic of 1918?

 

BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

Book Seven of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A novella of approximately 72,000 words 

• PG-18-rated content: No sexuality

• Set in the Florida Panhandle