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Monday 19 November 2018

☀ House of Ashes: Haunted Bluffs Mysteries [1] - Loretta Marion

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for House of Ashes, a Mystery with paranormal/supernatural elements and whispers of romance, by (, Crooked Lane Books, 328 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Loretta Marion will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Thirty-seven-year-old painter Cassandra Mitchell is fourth-generation to live in the majestic Battersea Bluffs, a brooding Queen Anne home originally built by her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite tragedies that have swept the generations.

Local lore has it that there was a curse placed on the family and the house is haunted, though opinions are divided on whether it's by malicious or benevolent spirits. Cassie believes the latter—but now she stands to lose her beloved home to mounting debt and the machinations of her dream-weaving ex-husband.

Salvation seems to arrive when a nomadic young couple wanders onto the property with the promise of companionship and much-needed help—until they vanish without a trace, leaving behind no clue to their identities. Cassie is devastated, but determined to discover what's happened to the young couple...even as digging into their disappearance starts to uncover family secrets of her own.

Despite warnings from her childhood friend, now the local Chief of Police—as well as an FBI agent who pushes the boundaries of professionalism—Cassie can't help following the trail of clues (and eerie signals from the old house itself) to unravel the mystery. But can she do so before her family's dark curse destroys everything in its path?

Teaser: KCR Preview

A family patriarch’s dying proclamation, an enigmatic disappearance, and a century-old curse converge in the shadows of a majestic home on Cape Cod’s craggy coast.

House of Ashes
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About the Author

A true bibliophile, Loretta Marion's affection for the written word began in childhood and followed her like a shadow throughout her life as she crafted award winning marketing and advertising copy and educational brochures. She then applied her writing skills as a volunteer, establishing a Legacy Story program for hospice patients, which inspired her to create her own fictional stories.

Her debut novel, The Fool's Truth, was a twisty mystery with whispers of romance. Her newest novel, HOUSE OF ASHES – A Haunted Bluffs Mystery, is the first in a series published by Crooked Lane Books.

When not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Geoffrey, and their beloved Mr. Peabody, a sweet, devoted and amusing “Corgador”.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow House of Ashes's tour at:

November 13:
1: Rogues' Angels
2: Fabulous and Brunette
3: The TBR Pile
4: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
5: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
6: Andi's Book Reviews
7: Travel the Ages
8: Independent Authors
9: Deal Sharing Aunt
10: Welcome to My World of Dreams

November 14:
1: A Writer's Life
2: Edgar's Books
3: Nickie's Views and Interviews
4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
5: Beyond Romance
6: Readeropolis
7: Enchanting Reviews
8: Tina Donahue Books - Heat with Heart
9: Straight From the Library

November 15:
1: Iron Canuck
2: Danita Minnis
3: Linda Nightingale...Musings
4: Locks, Hooks and Books
5: The Avid Reader
6: Books,Dreams,Life
7: It's Raining Books

November 16:
1: Bookaholic
2: Kit 'N Kabookle
3: All the Ups and Downs
4: Kimmi Love
6: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
7: Two Ends of the Pen
8: Hearts and Scribbles
9: Mixed Book Bag
10: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'

November 19:
1: Harlie's Books
2: Independently Thinking
3: Just Books
4: Jazzy Book Reviews
5: BooksChatter
6: Mythical Books
7: T's Stuff
8: Long and Short Reviews


Loretta Marion said...

Thank you for featuring HOUSE OF ASHES during launch week as part of the Goddess Fish Book Blast tour! It's been fun connecting with readers and I look forward to answering any questions. I will be checking in throughout the day.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting