Kiss & Makeup — PREORDER

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Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to BOOK TWO in the Beauty Secrets Series KISS & MAKEUP.


Ziva Diaz has been really looking forward to this week. Her best friend is getting married and her beauty line is launching. Life is good and she’s on top of the world – what could go wrong?

Sabotage, a feud, and a murder, it turns out.

Stumbling over a dead body on the beach trips Ziva up in more ways than one, particularly when one of her beauty clients is charged with the murder. She doesn’t believe for a minute that Mrs. J. would murder anyone; too bad she’s the only one. As Ziva sets out to solve the mystery, someone else sets out to ruin both her reputation and her friend’s wedding.

Can Ziva solve the case and serve up some just desserts? Or will her investigation fall flatter than a wedding soufflé?

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Release Day & Free Books

Makeup & Murder – Now Available

I’m so excited to share that Book One in the BEAUTY SECRETS series is now available and at the hot price of .99 or read for free in KindleUnlimited! Can’t wait for you to grab your copy and then come back and tell me what you thought of it, seriously.


While you enjoy reading Book One, I’m feverishly writing Book Two. Stay tuned for title and cover release coming soon!

Makeup & Murder 
Beauty consultant Ziva Diaz is a girl boss who doesn’t back down from anyone. When she’s attacked inside a client’s home and wakes to find a dead body, she gives up the safety of selling lipsticks for the dangerous role of detective. The dead man was her top client’s husband, and it turns out he used his money to buy more than happiness. With suspects piling up, a killer on the loose and her own life threatened, Ziva vows to solve the case and digs her high heels in even deeper. The last thing she expected is finding another dead body – or befriending the murderer!



And if you like free books, author J. Philip Horne hosts a free book giveaway on his website every month. There’s over 50 books available in a variety of genres–something for everyone! Stop by and download a free book or books today.

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Writer Cave & Book 1 News

So, I’m totally in my writer cave right now churning out Book 2 as quickly as possible. I have big plans for this series, but I have to write it first. I would love to tell you all the juicy details, but patience people! Don’t worry, I’ll let you know everything as soon as it’s more concrete, but it looks likes it’s going to be a very busy spring for Ziva and her pals.

What else?

Oh yes! Book 1, Makeup & Murder is being released on April 7th now. Wowzer. Less than two weeks. I can’t wait for you to all get your hands on it and tell me what you think. I’ll be outlining Book 3 very soon, so if there’s anything you’d like to see happen, let me know! 

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Cover Reveal & Book 2 News

And just like that Book 1 gets a pretty package and becomes Makeup & Murder. What do you think? I’m doing a final read through this weekend and then it’s done! Whew.

Book 2 (yet to be named) is coming along nicely. The outline is complete and now it’s time to write like a mad woman to hit my new deadline and get it in your hands lickity split. I’ll be looking for beta readers soon. Send me an email if that’s something you’re interested in:

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The Scoop

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping over and being a part of this awesome journey. I’m beyond stoked for my first novel to be published and feeling ever so grateful for this awesome opportunity.

The first book in the Beauty Secrets Series is set to launch April 15th. Title and cover reveal will be happening very soon. I just signed off on the design today. Squeee!

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A Ring to Die For — Free short story

Free short story

Ready to dive into the world of Beauty Secrets?

Ziva’s bestie has been framed for robbing a jewelry store and it’s up to Ziva to crack the case. The situation quickly turns deadly and suddenly a robbery is small potatoes compared to what Ziva uncovers.

Dive in to the world of Beauty Secrets and meet the characters in this fast-paced, whodunit mystery.

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And then come back and tell me what you thought!

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