Friday, July 22, 2016

On Conversations: #romance #author Lynette Sofras

Please join me in welcoming author Lynette Sofras to Conversations today! Lynette is here to talk about her new cozy mystery, Cocktails and Lies. So be sure and check out the cover, blurb and excerpt below! And don't forget to check out her bio too and get to know Lynette Sofras.

Lisa ~
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COCKTAILS AND LIES

When Hannah’s house is burgled, she gains as much as she loses: she meets Jan, her reserved Dutch neighbour and successful antiques dealer, and Callum, the detective in charge of the case, then finds some hidden letters to her dead grandmother that take her on an emotional journey of discovery.

As Hannah juggles the attentions of the two men now firmly in her life, she works to uncover the secrets of the past, only to find these encroach on the present in unexpected ways.

And then there are the two men in her life, both vying for her attention, both hiding things from her and each other.  What does Callum really know about Jan?  What is Jan hiding from everyone?  And what did her grandmother—whose house it once was—hide from the world?

As if Hannah doesn’t have enough mysteries to solve, her best friend Rachel enlists her help in solving her marital crisis, while her pleasure-seeking mother seems intent on finding her a husband.

With so many skeletons rattling the door of Hannah’s house, can she unravel these mysterious threads and reveal the truth, changing her life forever?


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EXCERPT

"Are you stealing our junk mail?"

Voice accusing, mocking even, with a hint of an accent; masculine, unfamiliar and unexpected—so much so it made me lose my precarious balance and topple sideways, cracking my knee on the marble floor and putting me at an even greater disadvantage.  I bit back my sarcastic retort, realising I must appear pretty suspicious, crouching in front of the mailboxes in a building in which I didn't even live.

"Well, strictly speaking, no, I'm not.  I mean, some of this is mine," I said, pushing myself into a more dignified kneeling position.  He moved a step closer, making it even more difficult to see the face at the top of the rather long, charcoal grey-suited body without me aping Quasimodo.  He surveyed the neat pile of mail, mainly junk I must confess, on the floor beside me.

"You care about it that much?" He sounded mystified.

"Yes.  I mean no.  I imagine it must look odd, but I can explain," I told him, pushing myself upright and using the mailboxes to my left to haul myself up.  He didn't offer a helping hand, which was perhaps just as well.  I pride myself on my self-sufficiency.   "You see, I live in the little house just around the side of your building and since this new block opened, the postman has been leaving a lot of my mail here—too lazy to walk around the corner, I suspect."





A former teacher, Lynette gave up her career in education a few years ago in order to focus on her writing and thus fulfil her childhood dream.  She writes contemporary women's fiction, usually involving romance, and often with suspense or a supernatural twist.  She claims 'Killing Jenna Crane', a romantic thriller is her personal favorite to date.

Lynette currently lives in an early Victorian cottage (the inspiration for her latest story ‘Cocktails and Lies’) in a picturesque Surrey village, in the London Home Counties. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys catching up with friends, visiting the theatre or cinema, and occasionally trying to tame her out-of-control garden and the family's eccentric cat.

You can find more details of her novels on her website or Amazon author page.


2 comments:

ManicScribbler said...

Thanks so much for featuring 'Cocktails and Lies' on your excellent blog, Lisa - especially as today is its release date.

Lisa Mondello said...

Happy release day!! Thanks for stopping by!

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