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Stranger at Sunset ~ Releases 6.30.14 ~ New Website and Summary

My upcoming novel, Stranger at Sunsetreleases June 30th. What better time to revamp a website than now?

HUGE thanks to JB Graphics for putting it together under enormous pressure.

Along with the new site, I have finally published all 8 novellas from my two anthologies—Fall into Winter and Spring into Summer.

Buy the novellas separately or as part of the anthology.

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New Website:  www.edenbayleebooks.com

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THANK YOU to all who have continued to share about Stranger at Sunset before it even comes out! Your generosity has been amazing.

Check out the new website. It’s cool!

I’ve included a book summary below too.

Hope you enjoy it. 😉

AVAILABLE as an e-book, June 30, 2014

sas_2kindleA vacation can be a killer

Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show.

It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing review from caustic travel writer, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation.

Even though she is haunted by her own demons, Kate feels compelled to help. She sets out to discover the motivation behind Kane’s vitriol. Used to getting what he wants, has the reviewer met his match in Kate? Or has she met hers?

Stranger at Sunset is a slow-burning mystery/thriller as seen through the eyes of different narrators, each with their own murky sense of justice. As Kate’s own psychological past begins to unravel, a mysterious stranger at Sunset may be the only one who can save her.

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Stranger at Sunset ~ Sneak Peek ~ Releases 6.30.14

Last Monday, I introduced my upcoming novel, Stranger at Sunsetwhich releases June 30th. What a difference a week makes.

Since then, I’ve been busy setting up promotion for the book, and I’m thrilled to learn so many people want to help. THANK YOU to all those who have shared about it already. Your kindness is incredible. 

It’s going to be a busy two weeks, but I’m looking forward to the frenzy of it. Below is a passage I will include in the book. You get to read it here first. 😉

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Stranger at Sunset is a departure from a genre I’ve become known for—literary erotica. It’s also my first novel. Those who have read my novellas and flash fiction know that characters drive my stories. As much as I enjoy telling a good tale, I love writing about the motivations and actions of people. For me, a story exists because people make it happen. People do not exist because of a story.

A trip to Jamaica in 2013 following Hurricane Sandy inspired Stranger at Sunset. It is the first in a series I envision will include at least three books, if not more. It all depends on how much the characters have to say. Lucky for me, my protagonist, Kate Hampton has a lot to say. As with all my female characters, she is a strong, intelligent woman. But she is much more than that. She is complicated and passionate, and she is wicked. It has been a pleasure to discover her, and her story is just beginning.

With a natural curiosity for people and a fondness for psychology, penning a mystery with a psychological bent seemed the ideal choice for me.

I invite you to take a trip with me to Jamaica in Stranger at Sunset. It’ll be a vacation like you’ve never experienced.

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Stranger at Sunset ~ My Mystery Novel releases 6.30.14

I’m not sure any author has had a longer lead-in time to the release of a book. I originally intended for my novel to release last year, but you know what they say about the “best laid plans.” I actually blogged about it here if you’re interested.

This post introduces my new book ~ Stranger at Sunset. My first novel – Wheee!

I’m extremely proud of the book, and it’s been a long haul but a worthy one. Stranger at Sunset encompasses my love of psychology, specifically for what lurks in the murky corners of our psyches. The story flows out of my own curiosity for what motivates people to do what they do. Over the coming weeks, I will tell you more about it. In the meantime, I’m revealing the cover. Don’t you love it? I certainly do! Huge thanks to JB Graphics for the excellent work on it.

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Stranger at Sunset is a psychological mystery, which explores the dark side of human nature. It takes place in the Caribbean on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Over the course of a week, twelve vacationers gather at a holiday resort. Secrets will arise revealing the duplicitous natures of many of them.

The story explores questions of loyalty, friendship, and secrets.

It also asks: What would you kill for? And why?

The answers may surprise you.

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