Today’s Author Spotlight is Susan O’Brien, author of the Nicki Valentine Mystery series. I have read both of the books and I have to say, I fell in love with Finding Sky as soon as I started reading it. The same was true when I started reading Sky High.
About The Author:
Susan O’Brien has been passionate about reading and writing since childhood, when she started a neighborhood newspaper and escaped tween stress with mysteries. Since covering her first big story (the birth of gerbils next door), she has worked with USA TODAY, PI Magazine, The Parent Institute and others. Her debut mystery Finding Sky was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. Among her diverse interests are photography, gardening, loud R&B music, healing prayer, and reality TV. She lives with her husband and children in the D.C. suburbs and donates part of her earnings to missing children’s organizations. http://www.SkywritingSusan.com (Amazon)
She’s a parent. She’s (almost) a P.I. No one gets on your case like mom.
Suburban widow and P.I. in training Nicki Valentine can barely keep track of her two kids, never mind anyone else. But when her best friend’s adoption plan is jeopardized by the young birth mother’s disappearance, Nicki is persuaded to help. Nearly everyone else believes the teenager ran away, but Nicki trusts her BFF’s judgment, and the feeling is mutual.
The case leads where few moms go (teen parties, gang shootings) and places they can’t avoid (preschool parties, OB-GYNs’ offices). Nicki has everything to lose and much to gain — including the attention of her unnervingly hot P.I. instructor. Thankfully, Nicki is armed with her pesky conscience, occasional babysitters, a fully stocked minivan, and nature’s best defense system: women’s intuition. (Goodreads)
Single mom and rookie P.I. Nicki Valentine rarely gets time off, so attending a wedding with her superhot colleague Dean sounds dreamy. But things turn nightmarish when the groom — a soon-to-be transplant donor — disappears, and Nicki and Dean commit to a partnership they never planned.
Together, they examine the groom’s unfulfilled promises, including one to his mom, a psychic medium with an unusual health need. As family secrets emerge, Nicki must face questions about her late husband, whose long-ago betrayal still threatens to cloud her judgment.
With support from her pole-dancing best friend, her always-on-call family, and the loves of her life (her two kids — and possibly Dean), Nicki must uncover the groom’s demons while conquering her own. (Goodreads)
This is the cover for book #3, Sky Dive. Expected release date is 11/29/16. I, for one, cannot wait, I am so looking forward to reading this one. I love this series.