Stephanie Bond was seven years deep into a corporate career in computer programming and pursuing an MBA at night when an instructor remarked she had a flair for writing and suggested she submit material to academic journals. But Stephanie was more interested in writing fiction—more specifically, romance and mystery novels. After writing in her spare time for two years, she sold her first manuscript; after selling ten additional projects to two publishers, she left her corporate job to write fiction full-time. To-date, Stephanie has more than seventy published novels to her name, including the popular BODY MOVERS humorous mystery series, the COMA GIRL serial, and STOP THE WEDDING!, a romantic comedy adapted into a movie for the Hallmark Channel. Stephanie lives in Atlanta. For more information on Stephanie’s books, visit www.stephaniebond.com.
It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at video game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived.
The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies' room, helplessly clutching her cell phone--until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.
But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait--and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.
Jolie Goodman is a perennial good girl—which is how she wound up selling shoes at Neiman Marcus during the holiday season: She walked out on her brokerage job because her boss asked her to do something unethical. Now she’s trying to start her own brokerage firm in Atlanta at the worst possible time. Also pressing on her mind is the fact that her boyfriend of the last few months is missing…along with her car. With problems piling on, she manages to make a new friend at work, but too late she realizes her gal pal Carlotta Wren is a serial party crasher—which is fun…at first. But no one’s laughing when a body turns up at an upscale party they’ve crashed and they’re the only people who aren’t supposed to be there! Jolie vows she’ll never crash another party…if she gets out of this mess alive.
“This is one of Stephanie Bond’s best books to date, and her narrative sizzles with just the right blend of sensuality, mystery, and humor. There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!” –AOL Romance Fiction Forum
“For a book that will keep you guessing until the finish, be sure not to miss PARTY CRASHERS.” –Romance Reviews Today
"Bond lays on the laughs with such enthusiasm that “comic suspense” might be a better description [of the book]." –Publishers Weekly
Carlotta Wren’s life has taken a startling turn—she’s not sure what’s going to happen next. So when her retail job temporarily plants her in the world of wedding planning, she’s happy for the distraction—at first. Because the happily-ever-after setting only heightens the stress surrounding the decisions she faces about her romantic life. The three hot men vying for her attention aren’t going to wait forever for her answer.
On the other hand, at least the bridal show gets her away from body moving for a while, right? Wrong. Because when grooms all over Atlanta start dropping like flies, once again, Carlotta finds herself square in the middle of a murder mystery!
“Body Movers is one of the most delightful series I have read in quite some time. Stephanie Bond shows her audience what a wickedly funny mystery should be all about.” Suspense Romance Writers Book Review
“Stephanie Bond's Body Movers Series is an absolute hoot!” TheRomanceReadersConnection.com
“Bond has successfully switched to the crime genre, bringing along her trademark humor and panache.” Booklist
If you're looking for laugh-out-loud books, check out the BODY MOVERS series! To-date, titles in the series include:
PARTY CRASHERS (prequel)
2 BODIES FOR THE PRICE OF 1
3 MEN AND A BODY
4 BODIES AND A FUNERAL
5 BODIES TO DIE FOR
6 KILLER BODIES
6 ½ BODY PARTS (novella)
7 BRIDES FOR 7 BODIES