Sinister Summer

Wicks Hollow

Book 1
AVID PRESS
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A sexy professor.
A logical lawyer.
A determined ghost.
And a very mortal killer...

Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and sexy romance.

"When I want to scratch my paranormal itch, there's nothing better than a book by Colleen Gleason!" —#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr

Diana Iverson needs a break—from her stressful job, from her philandering boyfriend, and from the rest of her fast-paced life. When she inherits her eccentric Aunt Jean's Wicks Hollow home, Diana takes a much-needed vacation in the cozy little town.

But when the lake house becomes the scene of multiple break-ins, Diana begins to suspect Aunt Jean’s death was not as innocent as it seems.

And then there’s Ethan Murphy, the sexy college professor who lives next door… He appears to know a lot more about Aunt Jean than he should, and Diana doesn’t trust him.

But most of all, there's Aunt Jean herself…who seems determined to communicate with Diana from beyond the grave…

A ghost story romance set in a small town, featuring a cozy mystery about a ghost that just won’t rest until justice is served. The perfect blend of romance, suspense, and ghosts.

“Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups!” —New York Times bestselling author Mara Jacobs

Each book in the Wicks Hollow series is a romantic suspense novel with all the quirks of a small town setting—the perfect blend of humorous contemporary romance with cozy mystery and supernatural suspense. A ghost story romance with plenty of cozy mystery and small town quirks.

The Wicks Hollow series does not have to be read in order. It includes the following titles:
Sinister Summer
Sinister Secrets
Sinister Shadows
Sinister Sanctuary

Heat Level: Sexy
Mystery: Cozy
Mood: Mildly creepy, Suspenseful, Humorous
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AVID PRESS
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Published on
Feb 14, 2018
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Pages
540
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ISBN
9781944665418
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Supernatural (incl. Ghosts)
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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An uptight lawyer.
A carefree palm-reader.
A haunted antiques shop.
And a very mortal villain...

Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and sexy romance.

When Fiona Murphy inherits a small antiques shop from an old man she met only once, she’s filled with surprise, confusion and delight—and a little bit of terror at having a new responsibility in a life she prefers to be free and easy.

As she takes over ownership of the quaint shop, odd things begin to happen. Lights come on and off by themselves, even when they are unplugged…and there is a chilly breeze accompanied by the scent of roses even when the windows are closed.

H. Gideon Nath, III, is the stiff and oh-so-proper attorney who helps settle Fiona’s inheritance, and against his better judgement, he finds himself attracted to her, despite her fascination with all things New Age.

After she finds an unpleasant surprise in one of the shop’s closets, scares off an intruder in the store, and uses her skill at palmistry to read Gideon’s future—of which she seems to be a part—Fiona begins to realize that her free and easy life is about to change…whether she wants it to or not.

“Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups!” —New York Times bestselling author Mara Jacobs

Each book in the Wicks Hollow series is a romantic suspense novel with all the quirks of a small town setting—the perfect blend of humorous contemporary romance with cozy mystery and supernatural suspense.

The Wicks Hollow series does not have to be read in order. It includes the following titles:
Sinister Summer
Sinister Secrets
Sinister Shadows
Sinister Sanctuary

Heat Level: Sexy
Mystery: Cozy
Mood: Mildly creepy, Suspenseful, Humorous

A nerdy (but sexy) scientist. A writer on deadline. A haunted lighthouse. And a secret worth killing for...
Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and sexy romance.
Teddy Mack has to finish the latest book her bestselling thriller series, or her editor and agent are going to come and park themselves on her desk and force her to write, so she decides to cloister herself in the small house attached to a Lake Michigan lighthouse for the summer. No wifi, no Internet, no distractions...
Until a heartbroken Oscar London, PhD, shows up with all of his microbiology equipment and takes over the same rental property. There's been a double-booking, and neither Teddy nor Oscar are willing to leave, and so the neurotic writer and the love-bruised scientist decide to make do.
Everything seems to be fine until Teddy discovers a ghost is haunting her writing space, and Oscar—who has no time for such silliness—discovers a clue related to a disappearance that happened near the lighthouse.
Things become even more hairy when Teddy and Oscar realize someone is trying to drive them out of the lighthouse—or crazy. Which ever comes first.
“Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups!” —New York Times bestselling author Mara Jacobs
Each book in the Wicks Hollow series is a romantic suspense novel with all the quirks of a small town setting—the perfect blend of humorous contemporary romance with cozy mystery and supernatural suspense.
Heat Level: Sexy Mystery: Cozy Mood: Mildly creepy, Suspenseful, Humorous
The Wicks Hollow series does not have to be read in order. Look for the following titles: Sinister Summer Sinister Secrets Sinister Shadows Sinister SanctuarySinister Lang Syne
An uptight lawyer.
A carefree palm-reader.
A haunted antiques shop.
And a very mortal villain...

Welcome to Wicks Hollow: a cozy town near Lake Michigan filled with quaint houses, eccentric residents, and more than its share of ghosts, murders, and sexy romance.

When Fiona Murphy inherits a small antiques shop from an old man she met only once, she’s filled with surprise, confusion and delight—and a little bit of terror at having a new responsibility in a life she prefers to be free and easy.

As she takes over ownership of the quaint shop, odd things begin to happen. Lights come on and off by themselves, even when they are unplugged…and there is a chilly breeze accompanied by the scent of roses even when the windows are closed.

H. Gideon Nath, III, is the stiff and oh-so-proper attorney who helps settle Fiona’s inheritance, and against his better judgement, he finds himself attracted to her, despite her fascination with all things New Age.

After she finds an unpleasant surprise in one of the shop’s closets, scares off an intruder in the store, and uses her skill at palmistry to read Gideon’s future—of which she seems to be a part—Fiona begins to realize that her free and easy life is about to change…whether she wants it to or not.

“Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups!” —New York Times bestselling author Mara Jacobs

Each book in the Wicks Hollow series is a romantic suspense novel with all the quirks of a small town setting—the perfect blend of humorous contemporary romance with cozy mystery and supernatural suspense.

The Wicks Hollow series does not have to be read in order. It includes the following titles:
Sinister Summer
Sinister Secrets
Sinister Shadows
Sinister Sanctuary

Heat Level: Sexy
Mystery: Cozy
Mood: Mildly creepy, Suspenseful, Humorous

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason, the long-awaited spin-off of the international bestselling Gardella Vampire Chronicles.

Amid the glitzy age of Jazz, when gangsters and bootleggers control the cities, there lies another, more insidious threat....the undead.

Macey Gardella is a typical young woman of the Roaring Twenties: she works a job, has her own flat, and loves to dance the Charleston. But when a mysterious man named Sebastian Vioget informs her she belongs to a family of vampire hunters, Macey is stunned and disbelieving.

Yet, strange and frightening things begin to happen, and when Macey comes face-to-face with one of the fanged creatures, she has no choice but to believe Sebastian. And when she learns his own soul depends on her willingness to carry forth the family legacy and hunt the undead, Macey capitulates and joins the fight.

As she begins to learn about her new life, Macey meets the handsome newspaper reporter known as Grady--who seems to know more about vampires than he should. When he begins to ask too many questions, she has to juggle her strong attraction to him with the need for secrecy.

Slipping into speakeasies and sampling bootlegged whiskeys, dodging gangster gunfire and trying to keep her nosy landlady from finding the stakes in her flat, Macey Gardella must navigate through a world of stunning violence, passionate romance, and dark betrayal...

PRAISE FOR THE GARDELLA VAMPIRE CHRONICLES:

"Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!" --JR Ward

"Gleason is really on a roll." --Publishers Weekly

"Deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." --Chicago Tribune

"[Victoria Gardella] stakes the undead with the best of them." -- The Detroit Free Press

"The sophistication and intelligence of [Gleason's] storytelling are evident on each page of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles." --Romantic Times BookClub

"An intelligent new spin on the vampire genre." --All About Romance
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