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(Read by Heather Masters)

Tori Cannon and her grandfather return from her grandma’s funeral to find a body jammed in one of their derelict motel units. The victim had no enemies except for maybe the rich woman who wants to level his eyesore of a home, a resentful daughter, and friends who were anything but. Tori’s BFF, Kathy, arrives to help spruce up the place and they are soon mixed up in the deadly consequences that murder entails. Can they save the business and find a murderer or will they, too, sleep with the fishes?

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A Reel Catch
(Read by Heather Masters)

Swans Nest Inn is about to open, and Kathy Grant solicits her BFF, Tori Cannon, to help spruce up her property at the marshy end of Lotus Bay, only they didn’t count on finding a body. Who was he? What’s his connection to their friend Paul Darcy? Meanwhile, two entrepreneurs with vast business ties are interested in helping Tori reopen the Lotus Lodge, and their real motives are as murky as the bay after a storm. Will Swans Nest open on time? Will the Lotus Lodge reopen at all?

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tales of teleniaTALES OF TELENIA #1
Read by Steven Barnett)

Amanda Shelton is clever, adventurous, and tough–and she’ll have to be, because she’s crash landed on a world where her saviors might well be her enemies. It takes fierce determination to keep the people of this frightening and unfamiliar place from stealing her shuttle technology, or imprisoning her while they do it. Yet what she knows could save countless innocent lives–including those who keep this world safe. Facing this test of spirit will take everything Amanda has…if she survives at all.

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Tales of Telenia #2:

(Read by Steven Barnett)

Life takes an unexpected turn when Prince Paxdon bans Amanda Shelton from Telenia’s Summer Palace, but that’s just the first step in an incredible journey that has her leading the province’s oppressed women into a life of self-sufficiency. The threat of war remains, and others are watching her every move as Amanda leaves the safety and security of the rural north and ventures to the capital city where she faces peril and life altering decisions.  Will her future be a life of luxury or despair?

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Read by Anna Riley and Steven Barnett

Love & Murder by Lorraine Bartlett (and her alter ego L.L. Bartlett) explores the highs and lows of love, and humanity. Each free-standing, complete story explores a different theme representative of the author’s style. The collection contains:

Cold Case
An Unconditional Love
We’re So Sorry, Uncle Albert
Abused: A Daughter’s Story
Love Heals
Prisoner Of Love
Blue Christmas

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Happy Holidays?
(Read by Anna Riley & Stephen Barnett)

The holidays are all about families…
but families don’t always get along.
Mandy Nichols’ combative family
wants to kill their uncle.
Jeff Resnick’s girlfriend’s family
wants them to break up.
And Judi Straub’s siblings …
want her to be a full-time babysitter.
Happy Holidays? puts the Christmas fun into dysfunction!


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VS bannerA Crafty Killing-smA CRAFTY KILLING
(read by Jorjeana Marie)

The last thing Katie Bonner wanted was to become the manager of Artisans Alley. But when her business partner, Ezra Hilton, is found lying at the bottom of a staircase, bludgeoned to death, she has no other choice. A collection of booths for artisans and craft sellers in a renovated applesauce factory building, Artisans Alley is the main attraction in the quaint Victoria Square shopping area. But business under Ezra had been faltering—While the cops are proceeding by the book, Katie is investigating by the booths—for the answer to the killer’s identity lies in the hidden secrets.

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(read by Jorjeana Marie)

If Katie Bonner’s late husband hadn’t invested all their savings in the craft fair Artisans Alley, the Webster mansion could have been hers to remodel. For years she dreamed of renovating the old place on Victoria Square into a bed and breakfast. Now that dream belongs to another young couple.  But their dream becomes a nightmare when a skeleton is discovered, sealed in one of the walls of the mansion. The bones belong to Heather Winston, who went missing twenty-two years ago. Her aunt is Rose Nash, a vendor at Artisans Alley, who is determined to find her niece’s murderer, and asks for Katie’s help to do it. The case may be cold, but the killer is very much alive—and ready to go to any lengths to keep past secrets buried…

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(read by Jorjeana Marie)

At the height of the heat wave, a tragic fire strikes Victoria Square. Wood U, a small store selling wooden gifts and small furniture, is destroyed. But the fire may just be a smoke screen—for murder. A body is found among the charred wreckage, and the victim didn’t die from smoke inhalation. He was shot. Now—despite making Detective Ray
Davenport hot under the collar—Katie Bonner is determined to smoke out a cold-hearted killer…

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The “New York Times” bestselling series is back, as Katie Bonner owner of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square attempts to solve a murder at a nearby B & B.
Katie Bonner feels like nothing can spoil her perfect day off, sailing Lake Ontario with her good friend, lawyer Seth Lander. Then she runs into her ex-boss Jake on the dock. It was never smooth sailing with Jake, and Katie is only too happy to get away from him as he makes a scene.
Unfortunately, the next day her unpleasant former employer is found drowned in a bathtub at a bed and breakfast in Victoria Square. Who would pull the plug on Jake? When an autopsy reveals lake water not bath water in his lungs, Katie quickly finds herself in over her head. She’ll need to race to find the killer before her business and her freedom both go down the drain…”

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It’s the holiday season, but not everyone is jolly–especially not Vonne Barnett. Her dead body has been found near Victoria Square. Katie Bonner, the manager of Artisan’s Alley, happens to be at the tea shop Vonne’s mother, Francine, owns when the news is delivered.

Vonne left a trail of men behind her so the suspects are many–but the clues are few. A broken teacup leads Katie to one of the suspects, but before she can investigate, she’s attacked. Katie may be closing in on a killer, but time is ticking because the killer is definitely closing in on her.

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lorraine bartlett's book reviews

“I really can’t praise Yule Be Dead enough. This book has it all: great characters, a romance (perhaps a love triangle?), a mother-in-law, and a fantastic mystery plot. What more could a lover of cozy mysteries desire. I give this book five stars!

Jojeana Marie performs the audio narration of this book as in the previous books in the series, and as always does a teriffic job. She takes an already effectively written book and make it seem even more realistic, impressing me thoroughly.”
–Fangirl Nation Magazine


A tattoo parlor on Victoria Square? Some of the merchants get hot under the collar at the proposal, but could they be driven to kill to stop it? That’s what the sheriff’s office and Katie Bonner want to know when the building’s owner is electrocuted with his own saw.

Meanwhile, tensions rise when a hot chef takes over the square’s tea shop. Will Katie have three men vying for her affections, or will her rival take the tea cake?

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