Sunday, April 17, 2016

Everybody Reads YA - Sister Sleuths and the Shadowman


Happy everybody reads YA Sunday.Time to share a little more of  Sister Sleuths series.



 Blurb
Sandy and Samantha are anything but your typical teen age twins.  Their similarities are few. Sandy is neurotypical while Samantha is on the spectrum, but the one thing they do well together is solve mysteries. 


Excerpt



Sam puts her notebook away and we head for the crosswalk because she refuses to jaywalk. Just as we get to the other side I notice the long car coming our way. It pulls over to the curb and one of the guys gets out. He's pencil thin with a long narrow face. He's walking toward us.


About the Author


 As a small child M. A. Cortez lived in a big old house with secret passageways and hidden doors, which, fueled her overactive imagination. She used those memories to create the setting for this story.


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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Everybody Reads YA - Sister Sleuths and The Wailing Darkness

Happy YA Sunday everybody!


Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my new release Sister Sleuths and The Wailing Darkness.


 THE WAILING DARKNESS puts sisters Sam and Sandy in the middle of another puzzling mystery. Only two people know the real reason Darcy O’ Sullivan, fainted in the middle of her performance, and one of them is Sam. When the girls discover that a banshee has been making appearances all over town, the race to find out who she’s after, begins. Is Darcy the person destined to die, or, is the wailing woman after Sam or Sandy? After a series of close calls, it seems no one safe from the banshee’s predictions of death.

A bean sidhe: In Irish folklore means (woman of fairyland) as stated in Merriam-Webster dictionary. Definition: A female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of them will soon die


My eyes wander over to where Darcy sits.
“Does she live by you?”
“A couple of blocks away.”
Darcy’s head is down, looking at her phone.
“I never noticed her taking the bus before.”
“She said her host parents used to drop her off in the mornings, but their work schedules have changed. So she’ll have to take the bus from now on.”
I don’t ask what they were laughing about, even though I’m dying to know.

Links:
http://solsticepublishing.com/sister-sleuths-and-the-wailing-darkness/
Be sure to check out the trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LTijkO0fR0&feature=share

About the Author:

M.A. Cortez lives in Colorado. She was once forced to participate in an Irish folk dance performance with her fourth grade class. It did not go well. It did give her an appreciation for the music and the art of the Irish Dance. 
Other Books by M.A. Cortez

27X’s
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Everybody Reads YA - The Sister Sleuths

Happy Everybody Reads YA Sunday!







In celebration of the soon to be released Sister Sleuths and The Wailing Darkness, the second mystery with twin sisters Sam and Sandy; I’m sharing another excerpt from the Sister Sleuths and The Shadowman.

                                       




“Don’t worry Sandy, we’ll find her.” He places his hand ever so lightly on my shoulder. Somehow, this small gesture makes me want to cry.”


The sound of something being dragged comes from above. “We’re coming Sam." I yell into the darkness .










 ‬Sisters Sam and Sandy may be twins, but sharing the same birthday is where their similarities end. It seems the girls will never find common ground, until they stumble upon another set of siblings hiding secrets, lies and shadows of their past.




About the Author



As a small child M. A. Cortez lived in a big old house with plenty of secret passageways and hidden doors, which, fueled her overactive imagination. She used those memories to create the setting for this story.

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