Friday, May 12, 2017

Cobble Cove Mystery Series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone by Debbie De Louise Interview & Giveaway

Cobble Cove Mystery Series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone
by Debbie De Louise

This story (A Stone’s Throw) was different and so much more than I expected when I started reading. It is a very entertaining mystery coupled with a unlikely romance.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
It’s (A Stone’s Throw) an intricate plot with many twists and turns along the way.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
A pulse racing start to a new series!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
The characters in this series are definitely interesting…. They’re complex and definitely each have their own issues…
~Valerie’s Musings
A Stone’s Throw
Solstice Publishing (March 8, 2017)
Paperback: 322 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1625265463
Synopsis – Book 1
Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers…
After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library.
Secrets stretch decades into the past…
Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.
Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered…
When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John. As the pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears…
Between A Rock and a Hard Place by Debbie De Louise

Publisher: Solstice Publishing (October 12, 2016)
Paperback: 316 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1625264534
Synopsis – Book 2
Librarian Alicia McKinney has put the past behind her…
Two years ago, Alicia discovered both a terrible truth and lasting love with John McKinney in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York. Now a busy mother of twin babies and co-author of a mystery series, Alicia couldn’t be happier.
Alicia’s contentment and safety are challenged…
Walking home alone from the library, Alicia senses someone following her, and on more than one occasion, she believes she is being watched. Does she have a stalker? When the local gift shop is burglarized, the troubling event causes unrest among Alicia and the residents of the quiet town.
John and Alicia receive an offer they can’t refuse…
When John’s sister offers to babysit while she and John take a much-needed vacation in New York City, Alicia is reluctant to leave her children because of the disturbances in Cobble Cove. John assures her the town is safe in the hands of Sheriff-elect Ramsay. Although Alicia’s experience with and dislike of the former Long Island detective don’t alleviate her concern, she and John take their trip.
Alicia faces her worst nightmare…
The McKinneys’ vacation is cut short when they learn their babies have been kidnapped and John’s sister shot. Alicia and John’s situation puts them between a rock and a hard place when the main suspect is found dead before the ransom is paid. In order to save their children, the McKinneys race against the clock to solve a mystery more puzzling than those found in their own books. Can they do it before time runs out?
AND COMING IN APRIL -Not up an Amazon or GoodReads yet. 

Written in Stone
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Solstice Publishing (April 3, 2017)
Print Length: 215 pages

Alicia McKinney is confused . . . .
Was the strange email her husband received from the fictional detective in their mystery series a threat? Did the killer mistake the woman shot in the library for Alicia or the victim’s twin sister?
Cat vs. Dog . . .
After Sneaky goes missing from the library, will he turn up before a young girl becomes ill with worry over his disappearance? And will he return in time to outsmart Fido by being first to find the perpetrator’s smoking gun?
Alicia is worried . . .
While waiting for the killer’s next move, Alicia has other concerns. An old flame of John’s is in town and her friend, Gilly, has adopted the role of Miss Marple to aid her sheriff boyfriend in his investigation.
When all clues point to one of her co-workers, Alicia joins Gilly in searching for the answers to the mystery.
Will they survive . . . .
or is their ending written in stone?


About The Author

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her published novels include Cloudy RainbowA Stone’s ThrowBetween a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Cobble Cove Mystery #2) has been on the Amazon bestseller list for cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres and a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace. She is currently seeking agent representation for her psychological thriller, Sea Scope. Debbie lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.


Where are you from? I live on Long Island in Hicksville, New York.

Tell us your latest news? I am finishing edits on my third Cobble Cove mystery, Written in Stone. By the time this is published, it will be out and I will have started another project.

When and why did you begin writing? I’ve been writing since I was in second grade because I loved to read and always admired authors and wanted to be one.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? I considered myself a writer when I first published some articles for cat magazines. I’ve belonged to the Cat Writer’s Association for many years (now I’m also a member of Sisters-in-Crime and International Thriller Writers).

What inspired you to write your first book? When my beloved cat, Floppy, passed away, I wrote and self-published my first novel, Cloudy Rainbow, and featured him as the pet of the main character. I wanted to write a book in his memory, and I also ended up writing some fictional scenes from my college years when I volunteered on the student newspaper.

Do you have a specific writing style? While my mystery series is in a cozy style, I have also written a romance short story and novella; a paranormal romance; fantasy and science fiction stories; and a psychological thriller. While I enjoy experimenting with various genres, my writing style usually does not include explicit sex or gore and always features cats (and sometimes dogs, too).

How did you come up with the title? For the first book in my series, A Stone’s Throw, I used a saying. I wanted it to fit in with the theme of the small town of Cobble Cove that I created and how places in it are all just “A Stone’s Throw” away.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? The main point is emphasized by a quote included in the book, “Things happen for a reason.”

What would you like my readers to know? I hope that they will consider reading my series. I’m always open to feedback and reader comments. I have a website and author newsletter where I host monthly contests for prizes. I also have a Facebook group for my characters where a different one hosts the page each month; answers questions about him or herself and our books; and offers a giveaway.
My character cat, Sneaky, has his own blog where he interviews pet characters and pets of authors. He’s always looking for new guests.

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my series and interview on your blog for my tour. Just a minor correction that Written in Stone was published last month and is on both Amazon and Goodreads.

  2. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  3. Thanks. I added the books. Happy reading and writing.
    Sherry Compton