Jingle Bells and Krampus Spells

Jingle Bells and Krampus Spells

Penny Burwell Ewing

Paranormal / Mystery / Romance

Heaven's first rule to becoming a guardian angel: Earn your wings. Seriously. Harder than I anticipated. Being the Southern ghost that I am, I've followed all the rules strictly by the book. Well, almost. Some things don't count. Like kissing the lead sword-fighting instructor behind headquarters for the Council of Noble Purposes. And now, because someone snitched, I'm being dispatched on a solo mission to close a demonic portal opened by a bunch of trouble-making teenagers fooling around with a spirit board. An innocent Christmas party trick gone bad. Sure, it sounds harmless, but Saint Peter isn't laughing. Santa's unlikely sidekick, Krampus is loose and stirring up big trouble in Whiskey Creek, Georgia. With the countdown to Christmas ticking away, my only authorized equipment is one winged horse and a slick new pair of white leather chaps and bullwhip. Yay! Tis the season to be jolly. Now, where's my sleigh?
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A Dead Pig in the Sunshine

A Dead Pig in the Sunshine

Penny Burwell Ewing

Paranormal / Mystery / Romance

Jolene Claiborne, owner of Dixieland Salon loves Halloween, but this year her fondness of the holiday is marred when bestselling author Vanessa Van Allen disappears. Vanessa, called the Queen of the Vampires, has a few secrets she wants to share, but some secrets are better left buried. When Detective Sam Bradford, Jolene's former beau, asks for her help in getting rid of a spirit that seems to be clinging to his aura, Jolene is shocked. Not only is there a ghost riding on Sam's broad shoulder, it seems to be Vanessa, and she refuses to leave until her murderer is found. Is the woman truly dead or is there magic as well as mischief afoot? With help from Heaven's sassy bounty hunter, Scarlett, Jolene and Sam set out to find the truth of what has truly happened to the Queen of the Vampires, but sometimes the truth can get you killed.
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Bein' Dead Ain't No Excuse

Bein' Dead Ain't No Excuse

Penny Burwell Ewing

Paranormal / Mystery / Romance

When Jolene Claiborne learns her mother has a ticket on Heaven's long, black train, she's hell-bent on stopping the Grim Reaper from murdering her mother. Even a stern warning, from her ghost pal, Scarlett Cantrell, about dire consequences should she interfere with Heaven's plans fails to halt Jolene's impulsive rush toward disaster. And when an uninvited demon takes up residence in the facial room, a string of near fatal accidents seem posed to remove her mother from among the living. Desperate, Jolene seeks help from above, but instead finds herself face to face with Hell's version of the Terminator with a tempting proposition—Jolene's soul in exchange for her mother's life. Will Jolene accept the offer and spend eternity in Hell? Or will her mother catch the train for the Golden City in the sky? And if Jolene makes the ultimate sacrifice will this be the end of Dixieland Salon?
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Dixieland Dead

Dixieland Dead

Penny Burwell Ewing

Paranormal / Mystery / Romance

When the economy tanks in Whiskey Creek, Georgia, hairstylist, Jolene Claiborne expands her business to include skin care. A wise move until Scarlett Cantrell, a local celebrity, is murdered in the facial room. The police brush aside Jolene's suspicions that the incident is tied to a recent break-in, and to complicate matters, the victim's ghost threatens to make Dixieland Salon her permanent place of residence if Jolene fails to expose the killer. Scarlett's last words provide the only clue: "Find the jade elephant. Explains everything." That is until a book of poetry turns up with a dangerous secret inside. Dealing with a diva ghost ain't easy in the Bible belt. Throw in a sexy police detective, a crooked mayor with connections to the mob, a family cover-up, a mother who hasn't cut the apron strings, and you get one stressed out middle-aged hairstylist with murder and mayhem on the brain.
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Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

Penny Burwell Ewing

Paranormal / Mystery / Romance

It's the annual Pecan Festival in Whiskey Creek, Georgia, and Jolene Claiborne is ramping up to beat the competition in the pecan pie bake-off. While conducting tours at Pineridge Plantation, Jolene encounters a restless ghost in the library with a bloody mystery. Trouble arrives when Scarlett Cantrell pops in from Heaven to act as interpreter between the living and the dead. One mystery is enough to solve, but when the bank president keels over dead after tasting Dixieland's entry in the pie bake-off, and her father is fingered for the deed, Jolene finds herself entangled in two mysteries linked by greed and murder. Undaunted, she delves into the past to uncover a crime so hideous its secrets reach out from the grave to once again bring family tragedy to this lovely Southern town. But, meddling carries a heavy price. Will her sexy cowboy cop stay or take a hike?
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