New Release: Into the City of Light by Theresa Crater

Into the City of Light by Theresa Crater

The fourth book in the Power Places series was released on Solstice, December 21, 2020.

These legendary mystics want a peaceful life. But with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, a new mission brings them too close to darkness.

Anne Le Clair and Michael Levy prefer the mundane joys of parenthood to any more world-saving. But when all the crystal key holders are summoned to Peru, they must once more answer the call of duty. For there in the Andes lies a mystical doorway that can usher in a new golden age.

Preparing for an ancient ritual to open the gate for the Old Ones to return, the couple is trailed by a sinister magician. And after the dark sorcerer steals all the known crystals for himself, Anne and Michael must prevent him from sealing the portal forever and seizing control of humankind’s consciousness.

Can the Anne and Michael rescue Earth’s future one more time?

Into the City of Light is the extraordinary fourth book in the Power Places urban fantasy series. If you like archaeological adventures, spiritual teachings, and international exploration, then you’ll love Theresa Crater’s visionary tale.

Buy Into the City of Light to delve into Incan mysteries today!

For more information about this series and Theresa’s other books, visit https://theresalcrater.com/.

Award Winner: 2020 Indie Author Project Regional Contest

Amy Rivers is thrilled to announce that All the Broken People, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Colorado Author Project in the Adult Fiction Category.

This is a regional award presented by the Indie Author Project, a national organization that encourages strong relationships between indie authors, local libraries, and readers by partnering with curators and libraries across the U.S. and Canada to find the best indie-published books.

To see more of Amy’s work, visit her website: http://www.amyrivers.com/

Event: January 2021 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club January 2021 reads are Killing Secrets by Karen Docter (Longmont), Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (Fort Collins), and Angel Falls by Tess Thompson (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Publication News: Cynthia Kuhn, Kerry Hammond, and Keenan Powell

Congratulations to SinC-CO members Cynthia Kuhn, Kerry Hammond, and Keenan Powell, whose short stories will appear in Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical. The anthology will be presented by Walter Mosley and published by Wildside Press in time for Malice Domestic 32-33.

The stories that will appear are:

“There Comes a Time” by Cynthia Kuhn
“Strangers at a Table” by Kerry Hammond
“Miss Millie Munz” by Keenan Powell

For more information visit: https://www.malicedomestic.org/anthologies.html

Publication Deal: Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon Gets 3-Book Offer from Tyndale

Talk about an early Christmas present. Patricia Raybon got a 3-book offer from Tyndale House Publishers for her first fiction — a historical mystery romance series, with Book One due to be published next fall.

The story follows a young Black theologian who becomes an amateur detective when her father is murdered and the police won’t solve the crime. Set in the 1920s in Colorado when the Klan ruled the state, the story finds Patricia’s young protagonist battling mostly with herself. Who is she? Where’s she headed in life? Why was her estranged dad murdered? Why is high society part of the complex answer? Her questions drive the plot in a story offering crime, love, self-discovery and theological wrestling in a time of social challenge and change.

Patricia’s agent, Greg Johnson of WordServe Literary, brokered the deal with Tyndale, putting Patricia on the fiction side of a house that published three of her nonfiction books, two of them best-sellers. A former journalist at the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, Patricia taught newspaper journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder for 15 years and now writes full-time. Join her on the journey at patriciaraybon.com.

Event: December 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club December 2020 reads are Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Longmont), Social Meeting (no book) (Fort Collins), and There Was A Crooked Man by Leeann Betts (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Shear Holiday Mayhem by Rhonda Blackhurst

A joyous Christmas Festival. Two best friends. What could go wrong?

Melanie Hogan, owner of A Cut Above hair salon, finds out precisely what can go wrong when she’s gifted with a dead body at the plaza festival. When salon co-owner and best friend, Claire Davis, lands herself as a suspect, Melanie is determined to give Claire the best Christmas present ever–her freedom. Along the way, Melanie unwraps secrets of some unsavory townsfolk, and finds herself in a bit of a quandary.

Shear Holiday Mayhem is book 5 in the Melanie Hogan mysteries. Information on the others in the series can be found at www.rhondablackhurst.com.