Five Seas Ink

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As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child). As she grew older she realized her talents lay in academics and business and for the last several years has been a business consultant and college professor where she uses the analytical side of her brain and not the side that makes up stories.

Through all her career choices she has continued to have a passion for writing. This stemmed from childhood whereas an only child she developed a vivid imagination spending most of her time making things up and thinking the Incredible Hulk lived in her closet.

Proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing to being on the dance team for a semi pro basketball team to being a mom of 2 amazing kids, she tells her family and friends that no one is safe from their escapades slipping in to her books.

Taking the plunge to write books (cozy mysteries and chick lit) that she actually lets people read in 2010, she has worked her way up to being a real author, having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). Her blog, The Art Of Living Fabulously, was launched to share the daily fun in the life of a Real Housewife of the Midwest along with the musing of other fabulous ladies.

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The Trixie Pristine Boxed Set
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Trixie Pristine, and her friends Berklie and Sophie, are excited about opening a business together. Little did they know that not only would they be delving into the world of business ownership but also into solving murders.
Cupcakes Aren't Just For Eating
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,170. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Trixie, Berklie, and Sophie are enjoying the success of their bookstore/coffee shop/wine bar, Read-Wine, and planning for Sophie’s upcoming wedding when they start receiving hang up calls. At first they chalk it up to a wrong number but soon the caller reveals himself. It’s Stephen making good on his threat. He wants his money back. The fact that the police confiscated it doesn’t matter to him.
Cupids & Crooks: A Presley Thurman Novel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Presley was thrilled when Cooper surprised her with a trip to an all-inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas. No work and all play was all that was on her mind until well renowned Mexican soap opera star, Lucia Vegas, turned up dead in the hotel pool.
Athena's Holiday
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Meet Athena Parks, thirty something law professor who on a whim invites a guy she just met, Tristan West, home with her for the holidays. As crazy as it might seem she was willing to risk him being an ax murderer in order to have a buffer between her and her mom. They had that kind of relationship.
All I Know About eBook Marketing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
All I know about e-Book marketing. Is a short, because I, by no means, claim to know all there is to know about e-book marketing, nor am I even an expert. What I am is experienced in what not to do, enough that I have somehow stumbled on to a few things that actually work and I want to pass that on to other authors. I hope this book will give you at least a few nuggets of helpful of information.
Gems & Gunshots
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Presley heads to San Diego to hang out with Cooper and enjoy the great west coast weather. She didn’t expect that while hanging out at the local coffee shop she would be a witness to a robbery and murder at Gemstone’s Unlimited. Much to Cooper’s dismay Presley feels compelled to investigate.
Books Aren't Just for Reading
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,740. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Trixie and her friends, Berklie and Sophie, are excited about the opening of Read/Wine their new business venture of a bookstore/wine bar. All is going well until they happen to find a dead body in the shop and that wasn’t part of the business plan. All signs pointed to Berklie since it was her ex-husbands lover who was murdered. Trixie knew Berklie hadn’t murdered Sylvia so who did?
The Presley Thurman Mysteries Boxed Set
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 283,550. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Re-edited 10.16.2012 Bestselling, mystery with a little romance (nothing too steamy her mom might read this), author Laina Turner has just released a Boxed Set, featuring her first three full length Presley Thurman Mysteries plus a holiday short story. What a great way to experience all that fashionista-dectective Presley Thurman has to offer in one easy download.
Mistletoe & Murder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
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In this holiday short story, Presley goes home for Christmas expecting it to be a relaxing holiday until her old boyfriend, Brian, asks for her help finding out who has been stealing from him and it turns from theft to murder. Why would anyone want to kill Tommy and what was he hiding?
Handbags & Hooligans
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,480. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Presley went to Vegas to watch her friend Anna get married and the event turned into solving the mystery of her brothers girlfriend disappearance. But Ashley wasn't exactly the school teacher she appeared to be. Who was she and was she kidnapped?
Necklaces & Nooses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Presley’s boss is found hanging she thinks its suicide until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill a store owner? Presley's not sure but she’s determined to find out.
But It's My Business
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,360. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010 by Five Seas Ink. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration
Business owners’ field guide to avoiding the common pitfalls of owning and running a business, this book is filled with real stories relevant to any business owner. But It’s My Business takes a practical, upbeat and candid look at why, as a business owner, you need to follow some rules but others are made to be broken. It also discusses how to get the biggest bang for your buck in area

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Vows & Victims
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,420. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Presley goes back home to help Katy plan for her wedding to Chris and instead of nuptial bliss, realtor Bethany Granville is found dead in Katy’s salon. Katy didn’t even know Bethany. Ever curious Presley wants to solve the murder but as usual things aren’t that simple and grow even more complicated when ex-friend Dirt who was in jail for murder escapes.

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