Adams and Eve a Liberty Heights Halloween!

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“Elle Druskin does Halloween with Liberty Height’s flair in this short, sweet and slightly spooky story. A return visit just in time for the holiday is a fabulously fun trick and a wonderful treat for fans of this quirky town and its off-beat inhabitants. Catching up with many of the residents and seeing just how life has been treating those who have settled down and scoping out those attachments yet to be made is a pleasant way to pass the time. I also enjoyed chuckling out-loud at LouAnn’s naiveté and her conversations with Wayne the psychic dog. The overall amusement made this a real feel-good story and the ending left me anticipating the next exploits. If you aren’t a fan this fun short will introduce you to the crowd and it won’t be long before you’ll be making regular visits to one of my favorite destinations. It might be easier to follow along if you have read a previous adventure but it is still a cute holiday romp that will make readers smile.

Leave it to Liberty Height’s most idiosyncratic resident to throw a Halloween party and request that everyone dress as their favorite Adams. So while the inhabitants are preoccupied with who they will come as an uninvited guests stalks the unwitting hostess. Will the party be a success or will someone end up in the graveyard next door?”


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I had so much fun writing this book. Dixie Sue Kildare is a hoot. Hope you enjoy her too.
It’s the Liberty Heights Stampede! B-grade actress Paulette Stone finally lands a great movie role. The catch? Equestrian skills required. Clueless Paulette turns to Jim Kildare for help but Paulette is hopeless. The solution? Import former rodeo champion Grandma Dixie Sue Kildare so Jim can concentrate on trying to romance Renee Landis, winner of the world’s worst first date contents.

While Renee does her best to ignore her feelings for Jim, Dixie Sue runs riot in Liberty Heights with her riding school, backyard sales and matchmaking. Then there’s the ghost haunting LouAnn Freedbush’s house complicated by sister BettyAnn’s failure at witch college and root beer addiction. What does psychic Wayne predict? Who is the ghost haunting LouAnn’s basement? Can Jim lasso Renee and win her heart?

Coming Soon–Adams and Eve, A Liberty Heights Halloween Short Story

Halloween can be murder! Liberty Heights is in a tizz over LouAnn’s costume party. Nobody can figure out why she says to come dressed as an Adams. Cool parties always have gatecrashers–which Adams has murder on his mind?
Excerpt: Adams and Eve, A Liberty Heights Halloween Short story coming in time for Halloween

She studied the man’s appearance although it was a long way up. Pale, practically an albino, with silver eyes, white blond cropped hair, and a weird lightening shaped scar on his forehead. Maybe he was a fan of Harry Potter. Wasn’t everyone?
Like BettyAnn, his clothes were black. Cargo pants and a black T-shirt that didn’t disguise rock hard pectoral muscles. Something about this man was familiar, but LouAnn couldn’t place him. Before she had time to consider where they might have met, Howie bounced into the kitchen. The suit jacket fit a bit too snug around his middle, strained buttons looked as if they might pop any second. Slicked back hair did nothing to disguise the bald patch, but LouAnn thought he made a terrific Gomez, especially with the long-stemmed rose clamped between his teeth which he dropped the second he caught sight of BettyAnn’s new squeeze. He stopped short and gazed at the stranger’s features. Admiration gleamed on his face.
“Wow! Great costume! Terrific Frankenstein,” Howie said.
The man frowned.
“His name isn’t Frank,” BettyAnn snapped. She didn’t bother to hide her annoyance. “It’s Simon. Simon P. Stein.”
“Yeah. No idea why everyone thinks my name is Frank. Happens all the time. Go figure,” Simon said.
“Simon’s a vampire,” BettyAnn explained.
Wayne growled. Howie shot a worried glance at LouAnn who could read his thoughts. A vampire. Leave it to BettyAnn to try to one-up her in the boyfriend sweepstakes. Howie was a magician, or more correctly, trying to become a magician. So far, none of his tricks worked. Maybe with BettyAnn visiting, she could give him some professional tips. Her sister was so darned high strung and temperamental, it was hard to know if she’d condescend to coach Howie. That was the problem with geniuses; they were all such difficult personality types who strained everyone’s patience. Diplomacy and tact usually were the best methods in LouAnn’s experience. At least, when it came to BettyAnn. She hoped Simon was a bit more easy-going than her sister. It was hard enough to tiptoe around BettyAnn, let alone a vampire.
“Nice of you to come to my party,” LouAnn said. “Sorry, but I don’t have anything with blood on the menu although the Sangria punch is red wine to make it look like blood.”
There was no disguising the relief on Simon’s face. “That’s good. I hate blood. Mostly, I eat ketchup. I’m working my way up to rare meat. To tell the truth, I prefer it well done.”

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Elle Druskin’s story made me laugh so hard my sides ached, and split a time or two, and my head grow a bit lightheaded. I also ended up with this goofy smile affixed to my lips that had onlookers wonder about the state of my IQ.

It’s official! To Catch A Cheat is out!

Talk about another bad day. Lindy Kellerman is back and this time her wedding plans are on hold thanks to a dead body in her synagogue. Who would whack a harmless caretaker and why?

More bad news. The killer has to be someone Lindy knows. The Sunday school teacher? The synagogue president? The rabbi?

Detective Fraser MacKinnon warns Lindy to let him solve the crime but with a killer in the neighborhood and Lindy at the epicenter of the local gossip mill, she’s determined to find out whodunit before the killer strikes again. Here’s an excerpt:

Going to the hairdresser couldn’t be considered investigating. On the other hand, I’d hear plenty of yakking from all the local women. It’s unbelievable what slips at the hairdresser. Fraser couldn’t get angry and call that poking my nose in. I had a legitimate reason and could I help it if everyone spills the beans to Mr. Nelson?


I’d get Julie to go with me. Two sets of ears are better than one, especially when you get zonked by a blow job. Oops. Blow-dryer. Being a sexy babe was frying my brain.

I could hardly wait to get to the hairdresser. If the other women failed me, and I doubted that, there was Mr. Nelson. I was never sure if that was his first or last name but I did know he heard everything that went on.

I’d have to take notes with all the dirt I’d hear. Good thing I had Julie. I hoped she’d been paying attention to Australia ’s Most Wanted.

My last thoughts as I drifted off to sleep were about Fraser and fakes. There was nothing fake about Fraser. No faking it either. I was bothered by two fakes or counterfeit items turning up at the same time.

Coincidence? I didn’t believe in them. I forced myself to put it out of mind and concentrate on Fraser, heaps more fun than counterfeit or Jake the Fake.

My last coherent thought was curiosity. I wondered what would turn up at the hairdresser. There was plenty of fake stuff there. Acrylic nails, hair extensions. None of those things could relate to Paul’s death but their owners just might.

Fabulous review for Light My Fire from Night Owl Reviews

4.5 stars for Light My Fire from Night Owl Reviews:

Elle Druskin once again brightens up any reader’s day by taking them to the fabulous setting of Liberty Heights. Kara Wilson is a sweet heroine who was so easy to relate to and Woody is the perfect hometown good boy. He might seem a little too noble to be true but he has just the right amount of flaws to make him a pleasant hero and a perfect match for Kara and her daughter. I’m wondering where and if I can order my very own Miracle Dress on line and if it will work as many wonders for me. The supporting cast once again just makes the adventure so much more enjoyable.

I’ve said it before but I just have to say it again, I love Liberty Heights and its eccentric residents. You just never know what’s going to happen and I’m always pleasantly surprised and mightily pleased with any events that do take place. If you are looking for a fabulous feel-good read, than this is the perfect choice. I always hate to come to the end of one of these stories, but I cannot wait to see what happens next to the friends and neighbors in one of my favorite small-town settings.

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Catching Up

I’ve been really busy doing the finishing touches on Light My Fire which is due out next month and also the edits for Rodeo Daze, Book 5 in the Liberty Heights series so I have not been on the blog at all. Shame on me! I have tried to keep up with Facebook and more up to date information is usually found there. In between, I’ve had to waste time with spammers and I wish they would stop but that’s wishful thinking. Trying to have a life is also taking time! It’s too easy to shove things aside and think we’ll have time later. Maybe we will, but then again, maybe not so take some time to do something you want. Personally, I’m going to head to the beach, a place that always makes me feel great.