(In Midsummer, #4)
Publication date: November 6th 2020
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance, Suspense
One storm. One Santa Claus. One stalker. One secret. One surprise. One question. One answer.
Christmas is meant to be a jolly time of year, right? So, why is everyone acting like the plague is around the corner? Every year, I’m always the grumpy guy. Yet, this year, I might as well be sunshine personified.
Conner is definitely hiding something from me, River is unusually moody, and the townspeople have clearly lost their minds. Unfortunately, I can’t arrest everyone in my life and demand they explain themselves … can I?
Since my relationship with Conner is becoming more vital to me than ever, I need to find out what has everyone acting so strange. This Christmas will be the first for Conner and me together. I need to make it special. That means I have to ensure nothing can come between us. Not a Hollywood hunk, not a creepy stalker, and definitely not a snowstorm.
So, will we make it through our first Christmas together? Or will this end up being the worst day of the year?
I pull up to the unmanned front gate and park, since the boom gate won’t open without power. Then I exit my vehicle, check to make sure my weapon is secure at my side, and make my way toward the front entrance.
“This is Sheriff Green! Anyone here?” I shout, receiving no response.
I tread carefully, not wanting a broken ankle on this icy ground, and head to the front door. I try the handle and find it’s locked. Then I move to the first window and take a peek inside, but it’s too dark to see anyone. I consider radioing Abby, but I don’t want to distract her or give her presence away in case she’s still in pursuit.
When I then round the building, I see what looks like blood spilled along the icy ground.
“What the …?” I crouch down to it. It’s either real blood or fake from a movie set. Then again, they’re not filming here right now; Prince confirmed that.
I get back to my feet and keep alert as I continue to move around the house, trying windows and doors as I come across them. Everything is locked up, and nothing looks disturbed. But where is everyone? Where are the guards? Where are my deputies?
I freeze as I make out sounds close by. I then continue moving and find they’re growing louder. I can’t hear the words being said, but the panic is obvious.
I draw my weapon, unsure what I’ll find as I move around to the back part of the building and take a quick peek around the corner.
Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.
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Anne MarieCarter says
It would be fun to read a Christmas story with a twist. This sounds like a fun book.
Cali W. says
Great excerpt; sounds like a mystery.
James Robert says
Congratulations on your release and thanks for sharing your great book.
I think that the cover of your book is attractive and interesting.
Deborah D says
What a cute cover.
Tashia M Jennings says
Enjoy Christmas stories greatly. Thank you for sharing
Marcy Meyer says
The cover looks really sweet and fun.
Gwendolyn L Jordan says
I like the cover
sounds so good!
Pat Lieberman says
Sounds like a good suspense read.
Victoria alexander says
This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Elaine G says
Sounds like a good book. Great excerpt and cover
I love the upbeat cover!
Sounds like one heck of a wild read.
Audrey Stewart says
In Midsummer Book Series is a favorite of my sister’s. She just finished it and is dropping it off. We share and split the cost when buying books.
Dianne Casey says
Sounds like a great Christmas read.
The weather is changing fast here and I would love to curl up and read this one it sounds super good.
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The storyline sounds intriguing.
Latifa Morrisette says
I love the cover and the blurb sounds intriguing
Bea LaRocca says
I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the book and author details.
What an intriguing excerpt! Cute cover too.
Terri Shaw says
This sounds like a great read.
Congrats on the release! This sounds like a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
linda harrison says
The book sounds interesting. What is causing the townspeople to act so strange? Christmas spirit?
I am always interested in learning about new books that I might want to read.
Karen H says
Sounds like a good seasonal story.. Love the cover too.
shelly peterson says
What a cute cover.
Marisela Zuniga says
I love the cover, it looks nice
Glenda M says
The book sounds great and the cover is adorable!
Congratulations on your release!
Jessica Frances says
Thank you for signing up for the Secrets Blitz. I appreciate your support!
It’s a cute heart warming cover, so why does the blurb have an ominous tone to it?
It looks like a good read.
Jennifer L. says
The book looks intriguing. Great cover.
Julie WalDron says
Great cover! I enjoyed the excerpt.
Danielle M says
Sounds like a great read!