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Krinar Solace

About the novella:

When young Krinar scientist Tomek’s forest experiment goes horribly wrong, he crashes under a tree. Badly wounded in the accident, he’s found by mushroom hunter Keziah Roark, who doesn’t recognize him as an alien male. She attempts to drive him to a hospital, assuming he is a fellow hunter, but he refuses to go before losing consciousness. Following the independent code of the circuit pickers, she nurses him in her Washington State cabin in the hopes he’ll recover his memory as he heals.

After Tomek wakes, he knows nothing but hunger for the delicious female he assumes is his mate. Keziah is a virgin but is too aroused to resist the darkly sexy male. Taking him to Ellet, the Krinar’s human biology expert, for medical attention, seems the right thing for Keziah to do, but the consequences of learning Tomek isn’t human might break both their hearts.

A Tale of Two Murders

About the novel:

On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth . . .

In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’s daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors’ home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead.

When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, he begins to suspect poisoning and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help—using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust, now suspects in a murder. If Charles can find justice for the victims, it will be a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But with a twist or two in this most peculiar case, he and Kate may be in for the worst of times . . .

Krinar Solace by Heather Hiestand is up for Pre-order



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Preorder now! Release date is July 31st.

When young Krinar scientist Tomek’s forest experiment goes horribly wrong, he crashes under a tree. Badly wounded in the accident, he’s found by mushroom hunter Keziah Roark, who doesn’t recognize him as an alien male. She attempts to drive him to a hospital, assuming he is a fellow hunter, but he refuses to go before losing consciousness. Following the independent code of the circuit pickers, she nurses him in her Washington State cabin in the hopes he’ll recover his memory as he heals.

After Tomek wakes, he knows nothing but hunger for the delicious female he assumes is his mate. Keziah is a virgin but is too aroused to resist the darkly sexy male. Taking him to Ellet, the Krinar’s human biology expert, for medical attention, seems the right thing for Keziah to do, but the consequences of learning Tomek isn’t human might break both their hearts.

#Goodreads Giveaway for print copies of A Tale of Two Murders 6/3-6/21

My publisher is generously offering up twenty-five print copies of my debut historical mystery novel to readers. Visit https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/280803-a-tale-of-two-murders to enter the contest!

blurb:

A Tale of Two Murders

A Tale of Two Murders

On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth . . .

In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’s daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbors’ home, where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead.

When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death a year ago to the date, also a young woman, he begins to suspect poisoning and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help–using her social position to gain access to the members of the upper crust, now suspects in a murder. If Charles can find justice for the victims, it will be a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But with a twist or two in this most peculiar case, he and Kate may be in for the worst of times . . .

Starred Review from Kirkus Review: A Tale of Two Murders by Heather Redmond

I’m so excited to announce that my first historical mystery under my new Heather Redmond name has received a coveted Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews!

Here is the complete text:

A TALE OF TWO MURDERS [STARRED REVIEW!]
Author: Heather Redmond

Review Issue Date: May 15, 2018
Online Publish Date: May 1, 2018
Publisher:Kensington
Pages: 320
Price ( Hardcover ): $26.00
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-4967-1715-3
Category: Fiction
Classification: Mystery

A ghastly poisoning sets a young writer on the trail of a killer in Victorian London. January 1835 finds rising journalist Charles Dickens enjoying Epiphany dinner with his editor, George Hogarth, and his family in Brompton when a terrible scream splits the air. Dickens, Hogarth, and Hogarth’s daughter Kate rush next door to Lugoson House. There, Lady Lugoson’s daughter, Christiana, who’s been taken violently ill, dies before her mother’s horrified eyes despite the ministrations of the host of doctors summoned to her bedside. The next day, at the offices of the Evening Chronicle, Charles confides his unease to fellow journalist William Aga. How could Christiana Lugoson have become mortally ill when none of the other dinner guests were affected? William recalls the similar death of another young woman, Marie Rueff, just one year ago at Epiphany. Watching young Charles sniff out the connection between the two deaths is only part of the fun. Readers can also watch the sweet, unsurprising romance between Charles and Kate unfold at a modest but steady pace and can travel through a historical London that’s vivid without being overcrowded with detail. Each character’s voice is distinctive and appropriate to the period, and Redmond’s exposition is as stately and lucid as any contemporary reader could wish. Redmond, who writes romance under the names Heather Hiestand and Anh Leod, adds crime to her portfolio. Mystery fans and history buffs alike should cheer.

Time for Reflection: What is my author brand?

My kid is home sick from school today, which means I can’t have a normal work day, since I’m going to be fetching and carrying and doing emergency laundry…you know the drill. For now, I have time for a moment of reflection, since he’s napping. While I remain in cat-like readiness, I thought I would mention that I have a couple of reviews up on my new release, Hunting John Doe.

One is from a long-time reviewer and the other from is a new reviewer. However, he has read my sci-fi romance before, and he said both stories had a “gritty realistic setting.” Honestly, I was kind of shocked by that.

After all, aren’t I the same author who wrote a seven-book series about a bakery? Full of mouthwatering pastries? Still, as fluffy as aspects of that series were (The Redcakes) it had some grit in it, too. Most of the heroines were career women, pretty rare in the 1880s and 1890s. And then I moved on to Jazz Age London for the Grand Russe Hotel trilogy. And in that series, all the fun of parties and champagne and dancing is backdropped by the British Secret Service hunting for a deranged Russian bomber. Okay, I guess that’s pretty gritty too. Now I’m writing about Charles Dickens (as Heather Redmond). This was a guy who wandered London’s backstreets all hours of the night, learning the city like an encyclopedia, and he’s solving murders. Hmmm.

Sometimes it takes a new set of eyes to tell an author what their brand is. Thank you to Walter for revealing it to me.

What would you call my brand? “The reality behind the shimmer?” “Gritty love?” “Grit and reality?” “Real love?” Okay, that’s probably been used before.

LOL. Still a work in progress…after a night without much sleep due to the sick kiddo.

New Release: Hunting John Doe by Heather Hiestand, a Dark Science-fiction Romance

 

My novel is out today! Hooray! This is a revised novel that was released in an earlier form as Recreating John Doe by my old pen name, Anh Leod. Delle Jacobs made me a gorgeous new cover and it’s been expanded and re-edited.

It’s an Amazon exclusive for now, so it’s on Kindle Unlimited or you can purchase it.

Blurb:

Once a royal prince, the man known as John Doe now lives the low life as an intergalactic bounty hunter. Avoiding the revolutionaries who need him as their figurehead, he’s chasing his latest contract, beautiful Gaia Marlowe, wanted for the death of her husband.

Long ago, Gaia had supported herself in exotic BDSM clubs. Her path out of that lifestyle only led her to the darker pleasures of the upper class. With two husbands dead, it’s time to take charge of her life as an underground mistress.

John needs to capture Gaia, but she can’t afford to let that happen. If only their connection wasn’t so magnetic. Two people are running for their lives…and a chemistry that cannot be denied.

Disclaimer: Expect sexy adult situations and practices.

 

Cover Reveal! Hunting John Doe, dark science-fiction romance

Coming Soon! A revised version of Recreating John Doe by my pen name, Anh Leod

Once a royal prince, the man known as John Doe now lives the low life as an intergalactic bounty hunter. Avoiding the revolutionaries who need him as their figurehead, he’s chasing his latest contract, beautiful Gaia Marlowe, wanted for the death of her husband.

Gaia once supported herself in exotic BDSM clubs. Her path out of that lifestyle only led her to the darker pleasures of the upper class. With two husbands dead, it’s time to take charge of her life as an underground mistress.

John needs to capture Gaia, but she can’t afford to let that happen. If only their connection wasn’t so magnetic. Two people are running for their lives…and a chemistry that cannot be denied.

Disclaimer:  Expect sexy adult situations and practices.

Cover by artist Delle Jacobs

 

Do You Like Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romance?

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