Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday ebook spotlight: 'The Big Uneasy'

Pauline Baird Jones has assembled two novels and a short story, the first three installments in the Big Uneasy series, for only $5.99. This bundle features the law-abiding Baker family who reside in New Orleans.
Here’s the description of the three stories:
“Relatively Risky:” A quirky artist must unravel her parent's secret past before the mob erases her future. But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective Alex Baker be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy? The oldest of 13, Alex does two things: he solves murders and avoids children. Until the day Nell Whitby foils a carjacking, knocks Alex off his feet and turns his life upside down. 
“Family Treed:” will Nell survive dinner with the “killing cousins?” Nell’s not sure why the mob wants to have dinner with her. She is sure she wants a cop at her side. Alex wouldn’t let Nell go in without him, despite much unease from his many siblings. But will they get out alive? 
Dead Spaces: “be careful what you dig for.” A forensic surgeon in the New Orleans Coroner’s Center — and part of her dad’s Baker’s Dozen — Hannah Baker thought she knew where to dig, how and what to slice, and when to walk away. But when her big brother gets her involved in the exhumation of a couple of old coffins, she realizes the past can’t be ignored. Not when it's been simmering up a big pile of trouble for longer than Hannah’s born days. Only New Orleans could produce a “Baked” gumbo of the mob, shadowy figures from the past, annoying figures from the present, murders, attempted murders, and a really cute detective who is technically off limits on account of he’s her big brother’s partner. Good thing NOPD Detective Logan Ferris doesn’t know the meaning of “off limits,” because once more the Big Easy is getting mighty uneasy. 

Pauline Baird Jones is the award-winning author of 17 novels of science fiction romance, action-adventure, suspense, romantic suspense and comedy-mystery, as well as several short story anthologies. “Girl Gone Nova” and “Out of Time” were EPIC Book Award winners. Her eighth novel, “The Key,” won an Independent Book Award Bronze Medal (IPPY) for 2008 and is a 2007 Dream Realm Awards Winner. With the closing of L&L Dreamspell, Pauline has opted to independently publish. Originally from Wyoming, she and her family moved from New Orleans to Texas before Katrina. You can find out more about her books (and get free stuff for subscribing to her newsletter) at paulinebjones.com.

Louisiana Book News is written by journalist Chere Dastugue Coen, who writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire. The first two books in her award-winning series are free as ebooks! For more information and to sign up for her newsletter visit www.cherieclaire.net.