It is time once again to take a look at a series, suggested by you, that you feel deserves more attention than it gets. This week’s spotlight author is Jana Deleon, who was recommended by Helen Faris. While they don’t seem to fall into the PNR/UF genre, her Miss Fortune books sound like they would be a little bit quirky and a whole lot of fun. And for some reason, I have been reading a bit outside the box lately and going for more of a romantic suspense/action vibe, so this could be a good fit…
So far, there are eight books in the series, starting with Louisiana Longshot. If you are interested in checking out an excerpt, one can be found HERE. I was checking it out over on Goodreads, and one person called it “Miss Congeniality meets The Golden Girls”. Heh.
It was a hell of a longshot…
CIA Assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever–in Sinful, Louisiana.
With a leak at the CIA and a price on her head by one of the world’s largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small, bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she’s determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play.
Unfortunately, she hasn’t even unpacked a suitcase before her newly-inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly-sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she’s not careful, this investigation may blow her cover and get her killed.
Armed with her considerable skills and a group of old ladies referred to by locals as The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it’s too late.
Other books in the series:
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Your turn, everyone. What other authors or series do you think deserve a little more attention? Just hit the “Contact Me” button on the top menu and drop me a line, and we can turn the spotlight on another hidden jem.