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HisMagicTouch_w12519_ib (2)His Magic Touch

{December 2018}

 The night before Jared Dupre’s wedding, a spectre warns him that the demonic witch, Adam Montief, has kidnapped his brother, threatening  to kill both him and Jared’s fiancée, Kendra O’Connell, in a centuries-old vendetta Jared knows nothing about. A powerful witch himself, Jared tracks Adam from New Orleans to a remote island off the coast of Connecticut. A swordfight ensues where a final thrust of Jared’s blade sends Adam over the cliff into the sea below.

But when Jared returns to New Orleans, he finds a triumphant Adam alive and intent on seducing Kendra. Kendra, not knowing Jared was forced to break off their engagement to save her life, has turned to a new man, unaware he’s Adam who has vowed to kill the man she truly loves.

With help from his grandmother’s spirit, Jared discovers the motive behind the Montiefs’ vengeance, while fighting to win back Kendra before she is drawn into Adam’s world of sadistic evil and assure Adam’s final destruction

{Copyright © 2018 by Debby Grahl}

 

 

DecoratedToDeath_CoverDecorated to Death

{December 2017}

A Holiday Mystery Cozy

The historic town of Newcomsville, with its unique shops, quaint eateries and cozy inn, is getting ready for their third annual Christmas tour of decorated homes. A festive holiday mood engulfs the town’s residents, but greed, betrayal, blackmail and murder lie beneath the gentle mantle of new-fallen snow.

Police Chief Alex Mackenzie, the village’s one-man police force, has his hands full when his wife, Abigail, out for an early morning jog, discovers a dead body decorated as a Christmas display. As the investigation unfolds, it is revealed that during the late hours of the night of the murder a number of Newcomsville’s quirky citizens weren’t home sleeping innocently in their beds.

A dead body isn’t all that’s in store for Alex. A local bank officer is missing along with much of the bank’s deposits. Alex’s investigation takes him from  the Cork & Bottle Inn, to Indulgence Salon, Flap Jacks Café, Yesteryears Antiques, and Two Bits Barbershop before Santa in his big red sleigh arrives just in time to help Alex discover the murderer as the next victim is about to meet their fate.

{Copyright © 2017 by Debby Grahl}

 

RueToulouseFinalRue Toulouse

{January 2015}

Fashion designer Caterine Doucette, attending a masquerade ball as a shimmering ice princess, encounters ex -cop Remi Michaud dressed as the handsome pirate Jean Lafitte. She lets down her guard for one passionate night in Remi’s arms, unaware the next time they meet she’ll be running for her life.

When Caterine inherits the family business, an attempt to abduct and kill her fails. Not knowing whom to trust, she disappears. Her grandmère hires Remi to find Caterine and unmask the traitorous relative intent on stealing the business through murder. Remi, fighting to keep Caterine alive, is torn between a growing love for her and memories of a past betrayal.

Deep in the heart of the Big Easy, two lovers must learn to trust one another if they are to survive in a world of family greed, ruthless revenge and dark treachery.

{Copyright © 2013 by Debby Grahl}

 

 

 

TheSilverCrescentFINALThe Silver Crescent

{January 2014}

Max Holt impulsively buys a crumbling Victorian mansion in Cedar Bend, Michigan, intent on restoring it as a restaurant and inn. Aware of its reputation for being haunted, he adds to the mystique by building a garden path of old tombstones, one of which belongs to a former owner of the house, Cyrus Mosby.

A visit by the spirit of her great-great-grandmother convinces Elise Baxter that the family legend of a fortune in silver, stolen from a murdered ancestor more than a century ago, must be true. Clues gleaned from old diaries and letters lead her to Cedar Bend and Max, whose inn may hold the key to her treasure.

An instant attraction between Max and Elise leads him to believe she may just be the girl of his dreams. But when he discovers her true interest in him and his inn, memories of a past betrayal threaten their tense, turbulent relationship. Elise, finding herself falling in love with Max, fears her deception may cost her more than she is willing to lose.

Persuaded the stolen silver is hidden somewhere in the inn, and captivated by the idea of a real treasure hunt, Max and Elise put their differences aside and begin the search following clues left by the resident ghosts, Cyrus and Virginia, as they try to solve the mystery of the Silver Crescent…But unknown to them there are others, driven by greed, who will stop at nothing to find the treasure for themselves.                                                                       {Copyright © 2012 by Debby Grahl}