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Monday, August 11, 2014


Let's give a big warm welcome and round of applause to friend of the blog, Elizabeth Corrigan on the occasion of her cover reveal!  Enough jabbering from me, let's take a look at that beautiful cover, courtesy of Streetlight Graphics:

Ooh, that's a beauty.  Now for what you all came here for: FREE SHIT!


Genre:  Fantasy
Date of Publication:  November 2014
Word Count:  68,000
Series:  Valeriel Investigations

Kadin Stone's life is finally going according to plan. She's starting her new job as a homicide detective's aide at one of the premier criminal investigation companies in Valeriel City, the capital of a 1950’s-style kingdom. Kadin is certain her new position will introduce her to any number of eligible men, so she'll finally be able to get married and stop burdening the brother who insists on supporting her.

On Kadin’s first day, the royal family calls in her team to investigate the murder of gossip-rag cover girl Queen Callista. Kadin’s superiors think it’s an open and shut case. The queen’s jilted lover Duke Baurus DeValeriel had motive, means, and opportunity, but Kadin can’t help but spot holes in their theory.

After checking into a few leads of her own, Kadin inadvertently ends up in the confidence of Duke Baurus. When she tries to share what she knows with the rest of the team, she finds them unwilling to listen to the opinion of a girl who they know is only after a ring on her finger. In order to see justice served, Kadin finds herself doing the last thing she expected when she started working for a homicide detective—solve a murder!

About Elizabeth Corrigan:

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and playing RPGs as medieval versions of her characters. She once made herself a birthday cake with five layers and two different kinds of chocolate frosting and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

You can follow her on her website, Facebook, or Twitter!

Other Blogs Participating in the Cover Reveal:

Zigzag Timeline
The Gal in the Blue Mask
Mythical Books
Musings In Fiction Alley
Pembroke Sinclair
Books & Tales
Penny Dreadful Book Reviews
The Wormhole
More Romance Please
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
Corazones Literarios
Me, Myself and Books
Book Club Sisters
Kelly Smith Reviews
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
Fire and Ice Book Reviews
Indy Book Fairy Blog
Once Upon A Dream Books
Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.
Cabin Goddess


  1. Very nice! She's wearing pearls and holding a gun- classy and dangerous! ;)

    1. It's a great book, Leandra. And a cool cover, too. :)

    2. Thanks, Leandra! Kadin does strive to be awesome.

    3. Strives and succeeds! Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth!


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