Hey, today really IS launch day!
Book 3 in my Dublin Driver cozy mystery series, DEATH OF AN IRISH MUMMY, is out today!
If you’re just here for the links, it’s available now on: Amazon (affiliate link) || Apple || Barnes & Noble || Kobo
Squiring a self-proclaimed heiress around Dublin has got limo driver Megan Malone’s Irish up—until she finds the woman dead . . .
American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she’s come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan’s boss Orla at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas transplant for their services. Megan chauffeurs Cherise to the ancient St. Michan’s Church, where the woman intends to get a wee little DNA sample from the mummified earls—much to the horror of the priest.
But before she can desecrate the dead, Cherise Williams is murdered—just as her three daughters arrive to also claim their birthright. With rumors of famine-era treasure on the lands owned by the old Williams family and the promise of riches for the heirs, greed seems a likely motive. But when Orla surprisingly becomes the Garda’s prime suspect, Megan attempts to steer the investigation away from her bossand solve the murder with the help of the dashing Detective Bourke. With a killer who’s not wrapped too tight, she’ll need to proceed with caution—or she could go from driving a limo to riding in a hearse . . .
Available now: Amazon (affiliate link) || Apple || Barnes & Noble || Kobo
So it turns out that the heat’s never worked properly in this house since we moved in.
Here’s the thing: the heating in Ireland is such shit that this never occurred to us as a possibility. We’ve been trained to think sleeping in gloves is just a thing you have to do sometimes.
The radiators were gurgling horribly & Ted tried bleeding them (again: this happened a few weeks ago & we eventually turned the boiler off & back on again & the heat came back, but THIS time) the whole system shut down & we were obliged to call the landlord, & not only did it turn out there were Mysterious Aspects to bleeding the radiators that hadn’t been made clear but also the hot water heater was essentially not working, except when the house heat was providing it hot water. It ALSO had a leak.
So the radiators were literally not heating the upstairs in any meaningful way EVER, & the hot water heater was not heating the water.
After the radiators were dealt with properly, the upstairs got warm for the first time ever. Then it turned out the downstairs ones had stopped working, & guess what: it was exactly the same temperature downstairs as it has been upstairs for the past 3 years. It was like there was an inversion layer.
The landlord came back & sorted out the downstairs, & was mildly dismayed that we’d been living like this all along, but I shit you not, fifteen years of experience in this country told us this was just how things worked here.
It will be the heating (and the total inability to buy a house) that drives me out of this country one day. :p
I am lying. Today is not launch day. Today is the day I remember to post about launch day. :]
But: launch day! New novella! PRACTICAL BOOTS, a story of the Torn, is now available!
These boots are made for walking…
The disappointing daughter of a Lord of the Torn, Cat Sharp was dumped in the shapeless Waste to prove herself or die. Seven years later, she’s honed the Artificer magic that saved her in the Waste, and her courier business is booming: after all, no one else can step from one location to another almost instantaneously, as Cat can with her seven league boots.
Each passage through the Waste takes her one step closer to the only thing she’s ever wanted to find…but even the Torn-born become careless at times. When Cat’s father catches up with her again, Cat must make a choice between her own dreams and an innocent’s future…or try once more to forge her own way through two worlds, neither of which she quite belongs in….
AVAILABLE NOW: Amazon (affiliate link) || Apple || Barnes & Noble || Kobo
I recently decided that I needed to tidy up the professional side of my website, and, since I’m not blogging much anymore, came to a crisis of conscience: did I want to turn mizkit.com over to a professional-only website?
Mes amis, I did not.
So I registered Catie Murphy dot com (because CE Murphy dot com has been taken as long as I’ve been using that name, and I’m now also writing under Catie Murphy, which was available as a domain name :)), and have set up shop there.
It’s a very simple site with What’s Out Now, What’s Out Next, and All My Books, plus a few other useful links. I do not anticipate it ever becoming more complicated than that. In fairly short order I’ll have all the CE Murphy stuff removed from mizkit.com, at which point…I’ll have to decide what, exactly, I’m doing with it as a space, but that’s not this week’s problem.
In the meantime, I’m pretty pleased with Catie Murphy dot com, so do go check it out! :D
Mes amis, I am so delighted to announce that the second book in my paranormal romance shapeshifters series, LIBRARIAN BEAR, is now available!
LIBRARIAN BEAR, Book 2 of the Virtue Shifters, is written under the shared pen name of Zoe Chant; so far, the Virtue books are my only Zoe books. I think these are pretty funny, charming, sexy little shapeshifter romances, and I hope you’ll think so too. :)
Also the covers are HYSTERICAL. :D
Sarah is looking for love under the covers…of a good book!
As a small-town librarian, Sarah has her hands full with projects that range from running an in-library day care to planning her best friend’s wedding. Romance is a complication she doesn’t need…until he walks in.
Archivist Matthew is a big-city bear shifter looking forward to a quiet, short-term project in Virtue before heading to his dream job in New York. He didn’t count on Virtue’s vibrant, sexy librarian stealing his heart with a single glance….
Matthew never meant to stay; Sarah never meant to fall. But as they investigate a mystery from Virtue’s past together, neither wants to turn the page on a blossoming summer romance that just might last a lifetime.
LIBRARIAN BEAR is available now!