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From Zumaya’s Enigma Imprint – Make Quilts Not War

Make Quilts Not War by Arlene Sachitano

 

Nostalgia can be deadly

It’s wintertime in Foggy Point, Washington, and tourists are as scarce as gold-plated thimbles at a thrift store. The denizens of the town decide that a colorful 1960s-themed festival is just the event to bring people out and get them moving and, hopefully, spending their money in the community.

Clad in bellbottom jeans, granny dresses and afro wigs, the Loose Threads quilt group is excited to participate in the associated quilt display. All, that is, except Jenny Logan, the only member who has an authentic quilt from that era. Reluctantly, she agrees to display and talk about her quilt.

A costumed participant is shot in front of Jenny’s quilt. Coincidence? Or is the quilt’s past endangering its owner’s future?

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ISBN:    9781612711393

 
 

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Round Robin Episode 8

…kiss him?  kill him?  I didn’t know what she’d do.

I knew I shouldn’t get involved.  It wasn’t like this was even close to my jurisdiction–southwest Louisiana may as well have been on a different planet.  Still, I couldn’t just wander off knowing I might have prevented another person’s death.

Besides, she wasn’t bad looking.  And she climbed the fire escape without hesitation.  Not many women I knew could do that.  She wasn’t the woman I’d traveled so far to locate, but I felt compelled to find out more about her.  I’d waited ten years to follow Grace; I could wait a few more minutes.

When I was fairly sure I knew where these two were headed, I crossed the street and slipped into the massive building.  A stairway waited behind the first door I tried.

Flashing lights from the street below gave the night an unreal quality as I stepped out onto the roof, reminding me of the swamp gas that sometimes rose from the marsh in ghostly glows on winter nights.  Gravel crunched beneath my boots and I froze.

It took a moment to find the voices in the dark, and even longer to ease silently toward them.  Judging from their exchange, I was now fairly sure they weren’t working together.

“Look,” the woman said, “there’s a lot more at stake here than you know.”

“Oh?”  The man huffed a quick laugh.  “And I thought the stakes were already high enough.  What is it you’re not telling me?”

I suddenly felt a presence –a large, menacing presence.  I hadn’t heard anyone approach, but I knew someone stood right behind me.  And I had a strong suspicion that person wasn’t going to be friendly.

Damn, I knew I shouldn’t have left my thirty-eight in the hotel room.

As I turned, something smashed into the side of my head and I went down hard.

“What was that?”  The woman sounded farther away than she should have, but at least I was still conscious.

Trying to ignore the searing pain, I turned my head to look up at my attacker and found…

Go on to Episode 9

S. H. Baker writes the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series.  Visit her at www.SHBaker.com.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2010 in Round Robin, Zumaya Publications

 

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Zumaya Publications Birthday Bash

Four years ago this month, Zumaya Publications moved from its original birthplace in Canada to Austin, Texas, and became Zumaya Publications LLC. This year, Zumaya came under new ownership, and we decided we were way past due for a party.

For the next 31 days, you’ll meet some talented authors and have a chance to win some great presents, including (drumroll, please) a Nook eReader from Barnes & Noble.

Zumaya now has 7 imprints: Embraces for romance and women’s fiction, Boundless for LGBT, Enigma for mystery and suspense, Otherworlds for speculative fiction, Thresholds for YA and middle grade books, Yesterdays for historical fiction and memoirs and Arcane for New Age fiction and nonfiction. Zumaya itself is home to mainstream and literary fiction and an eclectic collection of nonfiction.

Our goal this month is to first and foremost to entertain you and give you an opportunity to chat with us and our authors, give away some stuff and have you sample our wares. The virtual barbecue and sweet tea are out, chips and salsa are waiting.


Y’all come to Coffee Time Romance and join the party!

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2010 in Birthday

 

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