Red Wine and Black Roses

My second book in my latest series: Histories and Mysteries

Our heroine, Maggie never imagined her comfortable life any other way, until a mysterious stranger leaves a glass of red wine and one black rose on her table, and a hard to refuse job offer on her voicemail. Tempted by a large sum of money; enough to fuel her dreams, Maggie accepts an unusual assignment and finds herself living in an eerie stone manor, under the same roof as Nick; the most gorgeous and sexiest man she’d ever seen.Exciting mystery unfolds as Maggie and Nick find themselves searching the city for clues and answers led by cryptic notes to some valuable documents. Each clue leading to the next has them working side by side, and as the chemistry heats up between them, so does the conflict of emotions inside her. If that is not enough trouble, she is caught in the middle of the lifelong rivalry of two stubborn and strong-willed brothers.
The adventure grows when Maggie discovers they are not alone on their mission. Suspense builds when unsuspected danger crashes the party and threatens her life; leading her closer to the truth and back to the wine and roses.

Histories and Mysteries: Charm and Chills

My first book in my new series:
Histories and Mysteries

After her mother is injured in a fall, Nina takes a leave of absence from her Portland corporate office job, and travels east to help care for her mother, and run her produce market. Spoiled by the big city life of fine dining, concerts, handsomely dressed men, and easy access to major shopping malls, she must adapt to small town living. Much different than she is used to, Nina must adjust to a quaint country town of corner cafes, local stores, barnyard dances, and Josh, one smoking hot stubborn cowboy.Her quiet sedate surroundings are short-lived, as she embarks on an adventure into unfamiliar territory. A message from her late uncle has her and Josh traveling through a ghost town and a desolate gold mine, on the trail of a haunting mystery, searching for clues in places time has forgotten. As the trail gets hotter, so does the chemistry between Josh and Nina. Sparks of danger are not the only things heating up.

Spice and Sassy

Third book in my series of 3.

Join Matt and Rosie as they team up together to solve the mystery of the wayward fairy (Lily). Their story will entertain you as they lead you into a word of fantasy, adventure, and a hint of magic. With a blend of mischievous pranks, strong wills, and sassy attitude, the characters create a perfect recipe to ensure trouble, disaster, and a spicy romance is bound to happen.

You will follow Matt and Rosie as their journey moves along the Oregon coast, where they explore trails and treacherous terrain searching for a locket and looking for the answers which will unravel the mystery and lead Lily home.

Lost and Found

Second book in my series of 3

Follow along with Serena as she dives deeper into the unknown, reaching for answers. Join her as she steps behind the curtain at Madam Z’s, walks through the doors of magic and rescues the spirit from the abyss. You are sure to feel the sizzling heat of the fire that blazes between her and Cliff, and endure the sting of betrayal stowed upon her once again.

The story will leave you on the edge of your seat as Serena races against time to save the spirit of love, and protect her fragile heart from the man destined to be her soulmate.

Spirit of Love: Heart and Souls

Hi all, I am excited to welcome  you to “The Spirit of Love” Series.  This is the first book “Heart and Souls.  The characters will entertain you with their witty humor, romantic interludes and a touch of mystical fantasy.  They are sure to make their way into your heart and come alive in our mind as they take you on an exciting journey of adventure and mystery.

Serena was happy with her life building dreams with her Fiancé, Kevin  but her fairy tale world soon explodes when he suddenly breaks off their engagement.  Struggling to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and move on with her life, Serena agrees to take ownership of her late Aunt’s book store, located in a small coastal town in Oregon.  Destined for a brand new start to find her sanity and serenity Serena packs up, leaves her hometown and heads west to take on her new responsibilities.

But the peaceful and tranquil life is not in the cards for Serena, in fact she is caught in a whirlwind adventure when she befriends James, a trapped spirit held hostage in a book and agrees to help him find his freedom.  If that’s not enough for her to handle, she encounters Cliff; a tall sexy man that could only be trouble in the most dangerously delicious ways.  Neither Serena nor Cliff is looking for a relationship but a strong force keeps bringing them together.

To add to the already madness in her life, a devious couple plots to steal the book and puts Serena’s life in danger.  Can Serena stay safely out of their reaches and find the answers that will lead to James’s freedom before it’s too late.But despite all of Serena’s efforts, James’s must abide to the rules to abolish the spell, one of which is to bring two hearts together.  Convinced that those hearts belong to Serena and Cliff, James sets out to unite the couple, only to find out it not that easy to accomplish.  Will he be able to teach Serena how to trust again and follow her heart into the arms of the man she loves or will James and Serena be lost souls forever?

Thank you all for visiting my site and look for more posts to come.

“This is a great story that pulls at your heartstrings, titillates your imagination and mysterious.I had a difficult time putting this book down, it had me drawn in after reading the first two pages. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.”-Shawna Cloyd Hesselgrave

“It was magical, mysterious, romantic, heart wrenching, funny and light hearted! How adorable!! It captured my attention and I couldn’t put it down. You have a talent and I am so glad you didnt keep it hidden. I need another one to read! These books are a fun way to ecape! Linda you are amazing!!”-Heather Gaynor

“Has me hooked. Hard to put down. I’ll be reading the series for sure.”
-Marilyn Reid

“The story has a good setting,a bit of mystery, intriguing relationships,some humor .I enjoyed reading it and look forward to the next book.I love that it is set local! good onsite into a series!”-Amazon Customer

“I really got into Serena’s character. Never a boring moment in the book. Different and unique. Spice of romance mixed with fantasy. Throughout the book I was trying to imagine what the characters looked like. Cliff tall, dark, handsome and ruggid. Serena a gorgeous feisty red head. This story would actually make a good movie. Now I have to wait for the continuation. Patience is a virtue.” -Gina B28741279_10212964155631849_1403981277_n

How Spirit of Love came to be

An Unspoken Dream Comes True

Writing a book was never a dream of mine, I loved to read but never thought of writing. Then one day out of nowhere this thought popped into my head telling me about a book I needed to write.

All of a sudden I was flooded with ideas.  I started formulating the foundation of the story, defining character, choosing locations I even had a plot.

I called my sister, Carrie and excitedly shared with her my idea.  She came right on board  and we started working together as a team.  I did most of the writing, she reviewed and added more detail; she seems to have a wonderful gift of glamorizing a description. Before we knew it,  our book ‘The Spirit of Love’  was born.

I must have wrote at least four chapters that first weekend and I could have kept right on going but there was this thing called life which asked more of me than just writing.  I would take a pad with me everywhere and anytime I had a spare moment I would step into Serena’s life and add some adventure, loving moment or create fun times to her story. Each time I would complete a chapter it was sent off for Carrie to review and then I’d start on the next one.   I’d say we make a pretty good team.

Just recently we met with a Consultant/Publisher, Annette Trucke. She  started talking about editing, graphic artist, blogging, book signings and book launches.  I tell you my head was swimming in a whirlpool of unfamiliar waters.  She must have seen the deer-in-the-headlight-look because she immediately started breaking it down into smaller steps and together we worked out a solid plan that was doable.  She just said to keep on writing and everything would fall into place.

So here we are in April, a year after a thought became a story and preparing for a new and exciting adventure. Our book is schedule for a soft Launch in June. We have had fun and enjoyed writing it.  So if you get a chance take the Spirit of Love to your happy place; whether it be curled up by the fire or lying by the pool and escape into Serena’s crazy and whimsical world. We hope that you will enjoy reading our book as we have had fun and enjoyed writing it.

Thank you, Linda Richison.

Also look for our next book of the Spirit series in the near future.