Gemma

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We are a small, boutique publisher of quality women's genre fiction who work with a select number of authors per year. Our publishing model is a hybrid between the benefits of traditional publishing and the freedoms of indie, or self-publishing. We are a full service publisher and never charge authors any fees, meaning our authors start earning royalties from their very first sale. We work closely with our authors on all aspects of publication, while employing a team of professional editors, artists, and marketing & sales force to ensure maximum quality and distribution for our readers.

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Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato Mysteries #1)
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,600. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Francesca "Franki" Amato makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki's hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf.
Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne book #1)
Series: Calamity Jayne Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,770. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the dumb-blonde jokes and a childhood nickname that's harder to get rid of than her favorite pair of cowboy boots. Then Tressa finds a seriously dead body and an opportunity to get a skeptical citizenry to see that she's no longer that skinny kid with scraped knees by resurrecting her job as a reporter for the hometown paper and solving a murder.
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,360. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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Alex Jordan restores Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove, flipping them for profit. But her recent acquisition gives her more than she bargained for when a man with a bullet in his head turns up in the home's bathtub. Pairing up with the unlikely partner of the town florist, Alex vows to solve the murder before her flip flops
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,800. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Riley Spencer's opening of Danger Cove's new bakery results in a dead body, Rilye is on a mission to save her reputation and catch a killer. With support from her best friend, Tara, and her long-time crush, Jared, Riley discovers secrets from the past that make her question if his death was truly an accident or something more sinister.
Rosolio Red (a Franki Amato Mysteries holiday short story)
Series: Franki Amato Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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With Christmas around the corner, Franki Amato’s got visions of her sugarplum, Bradley Hartmann, dancing in her head. Now that she finally has some time off from her PI job, she’s cooking him up a special holiday treat, and it’s not figgy pudding. Her Yuletide plans are dashed, however, when her meddlesome Sicilian grandma goes missing.
Mystic Mayhem
Series: Mystic Isle Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Melanie Hamilton brings home the bacon by inking tattoos at New Orleans's Mansion at Mystic Isle, a resort in the middle of the bayou that caters to fans of the peculiar and paranormal. But when a guest of the resort, a millionaire's widow, is poisoned, and Melanie's close friend is arrested for the murder, things go from hectic to downright dangerous.
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Bree Milford's glamorous Big City career fails to materialize, she slinks home to the sleepy town of Danger Cove to reorganize and figure out her life. She agrees to run the family's Ocean View Bed & Breakfast while her parents go on vacation. Small town life becomes but dull when during a renovation a dead body falls out of the B&B's wall!
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Quilt appraiser Keely Fairchild is thrilled that the Danger Cove Quilt Guild has teamed up with the Historical Museum to make miniature quilts to decorate the museum's Christmas tree. But when the owner of a Tree of Life quilt is fatally stabbed in the museum's parking lot, Keely finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation!
When the Cat's Away
Series: Proverbial Crime Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Caro literally stumbles over the body of a very dead body, she becomes determined to find out who did it—before hubby, Gregory, returns from a business trip to England. Teaming up with Meredith, Caro starts an investigation that uncovers a stolen goods ring which stretches from New York City to Seneca Meadows.
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,410. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Lizzie Jones, pet sitter extraordinaire, is asked to watch over her best friend's two spoiled dogs at the posh gated community of Craggy Hill Estates, the last thing she expects is to wind up in the middle of a homicide. But that's exactly what happens when she finds her best friend's cheating husband and Danger Cove’s bodybuilder champ, Mr. Jupiter, floating facedown in his hot tub.
Assignment: Romance Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
Series: Assignment: Romance. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 199,160. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
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From bestselling romantic comedy author Barbara Valentin comes a boxed set of three Assignment: Romance romantic comedy novels! This boxed set includes the first three, full length novels in the Assignment: Romance series, including: False Start, Help Wanted, Key Change
Sleuthing for a Living
Series: Mackenzie & Mackenzie Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,880. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor has struggled to provide for her teenage daughter. She finally catches a break when she inherits half of an apartment building in Boston from her uncle Al...along with his P.I. business. So what if she doesn’t know the first thing about investigation or if their hot-but-crabby downstairs tenant is a police detective who’s looking for any excuse to handcuff her?
Flirtinis with Flappers
Series: Timeless Love, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,740. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
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Reporter Dora Duncan's suddenly being drafted for a very special assignment: she's gotta go back in time to stop an ex-boyfriend from making a mess of history. Dora's first reaction? Clearly someone is playing a joke on her. But when she suddenly finds herself back in a place where everybody speaks easy and cuts a rug, she realizes the joke's on her...and this old Chicago ain't no musical!
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Meri Sinclair , new owner of Danger Cove's Dangerous Reads bookshop, lands a killer guest speaker when B-list actor Cal Montague comes to town with his tell-all memoir. Only someone doesn't want Cal telling his tales, and Cal ends up dead outside Meri's shop. With the help of a hot vet and her eclectic bookshop staff, Meri must clear her name...before the killer comes back for a sequel!
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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For quilt appraiser Keely Fairchild, the opportunity to appraise more than a hundred quilts feels almost too good to be true. And then she learns the bad news: the quiltmaker was murdered and the police have no leads. Keely uncovers a variety of suspects, including the greedy heir, a smarmy used-car salesman, a feuding neighbor, and even a rival quiltmaker!
Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys
Series: Gianna Mancini Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Gianna Mancini, reluctant ghost whisperer and plus-sized shoeista, attends a bridal shower for a family friend, she doesn’t expect to see her favorite movie star, Raina Stone in attendance. Too bad Gianna's gift of communicating with the dead doesn’t give her the ability to predict the future. If it did, she'd have known she was about to stumble on Raina’s dead body.
Wedding Soufflé and a Dead Valet
Series: Poppy Peters Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Poppy Peters, accidental sleuth and unemployed pastry chef, is back in Europe attending a friend's wedding. But when a parking valet for the big event turns up dead in the front seat of an antique car, Poppy learns that the little English village of Woodbury isn't all scones and clotted cream.
Disorganized Crime
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,440. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Jill-of-all-trades and sometimes-sleuth Mandy Murrin’s finds herself torn between 3 men, being a reluctant bridesmaid, and working a temp job as a plumber’s assistant for Godfather’s Plumbing—which puts her in the middle of a real life mob family crisis. One weekend. Two days ‘til the wedding. Three men in her life. Will Mandy survive until Monday or will this be the end of her?
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Series: Danger Cove Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Maura Monroe came to Danger Cove, Washington to forget the past and start over. Her newly-found spontaneous side thinks buying the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery is the perfect way to both indulge her passion for baking and gain a fresh start. Only things are anything but quaint when she uncovers a dead body and finds herself smack in the middle of a small town mystery.
Double Trouble in Iowa
Series: Izzy Lewis Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Amateur sleuth and artist Izzy Lewis’ life is getting more complicated by the moment. First, she has to deal with an ex husband she thought she'd left in the rearview mirror. Then, she happens to discover a dead body while unpacking for a local quilt show. Now, the suspect in the murder is asking for her help in proving his innocence. Talk about a troublesome trifecta!
Remote Consequences (Working Stiff Mysteries book#1)
Series: Working Stiff Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,150. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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When Mandy Murrin returns home to care for family, she finds jobs aren't easy to come by in a small town. Things go from bad to worse when Mandy finds...a corpse? One missing body, a police detective with a grudge, a mysterious stranger, and a town full of long buried secrets. If Mandy's not careful, this could be one dead end job she doesn't make it out of alive!
Pies & Peril
Series: Culinary Competition Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,150. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead! It turns out Mandy Jo accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a threat her own life, she does some investigating herself. Now if Amy doesn't find out who wanted the pie queen dead, her own goose may be cooked!
Merit Badge Murder
Series: Merry Wrath Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
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When CIA agent Merry Wrath is "accidently" outted, she's forced her into early retirement, changes her appearance, and moves where no one will ever find her—Iowa. Instead of black bag drops in Bangkok, she now spends her time leading a young Girl Scout troop. But Merry's new simple life turns not-so-simple when an enemy agent shows up dead at scout camp.
Death of the Big Kahuna
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,450. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017 by Gemma. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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New to both Hawaii and the Aloha Lagoon Resort, Carrie Jorgenson has big dreams of stardom. But while she awaits fame and fortune, she's forced to accept a job waitressing at the resort's The Loco Moco Café. It isn't long before she discovers the dish on her new boss—also known to many as "The Big Kahuna." Hale Akamu is rich, handsome, repulsive...and dead.

Books

Killer Beach Reads (short story collection)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 321,170. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**
Diva Detectives (Boxed set of 3 full length mysteries)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 207,820. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday, and international mystery bestsellers Jennifer Fischetto, Stephanie Caffrey, and Traci Andrighetti comes a box set of three cozy mysteries featuring fabulous female private investigators. These diva detectives always get their man...and catch the killer too! Included in this box set our 3 full-length mystery novels.

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