Beth Prentice

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice was born in Manchester, England, but after moving backwards and forwards across the world 13 times in 14 years she decided that at the age of 18 that Australia was to be her home. She now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia where every day is a good one. She is the lucky mother of two grown up children, and, along with er ever-patient husband, she is the proud but sometimes flustered owner of four dogs, a cat, and a canary. She has always had a love of reading, and even though her background is in accounting, she has now discovered her love of writing. Her main wish is to write books you can sit back, relax with, and escape from your everyday life...and ones that you walk away from with a smile! When she's not writing you will usually find her at the beach with a coffee in hand, pursuing her favorite pastime —people watching!

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Hmmm, only five? Well, let me see. In no particular order, Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl and I’ve Got Your Number. Bridget Jones Diary. Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich (Do I have to pick one?) and Harry Potter, JK Rowling. Other than the Harry Potter series all are light hearted and fun, and I love that. After a long tiring day, I want something that I can read and escape into; a story where I can forget all about work and family and all the other things that wear us down in life. Harry Potter caught my attention in the early days when my son wanted to read them. At the time there was a bit of controversy around them, so I decided to check them out before I gave them to him. By the end of page one I was hooked.
Which other authors have most influenced or inspired your writing?
Gemma Halliday, Sophie Kinsella and Catherine Alliott.
When I was in school (it was a long time ago!) we were forced to write in a certain stilted style. I still enjoyed reading but it was only once I’d found Catherine Alliott and then Janet Evanovich that I realised that the style didn’t have to be that way. It didn’t have to be perfect English or have perfect characters. In fact, Sophie Kinsella taught me that it’s better to have imperfect characters! It gave me a freedom to create the way I wanted to, so as far as my style goes, I’d say they were my biggest influencers. However as far as my writing is concerned, Gemma Halliday is my biggest inspiration and influencer (and I’m not just saying that because she’s my publisher, lol). She really encourages me and guides me to be the best author I can be. And I’m truly grateful that I found her and her books.
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Series

Aloha Lagoon Mysteries
There's trouble in paradise... Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com
Ukulele Murder
Price: $4.99 USD.
Deadly Wipeout
Price: $4.99 USD.
Mele Kalikimaka Murder
Price: $4.99 USD.
Unleashed Mysteries
From USA Today bestselling author Beth Prentice comes a cozy mystery series that's gone to the dogs...
Killer Unleashed
Price: $4.99 USD.
Deadly Tails
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-5)
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 339,750. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Take killer vacation in the deadliest little resort in paradise, Aloha Lagoon! This boxed set contains the first 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors, including: Ukulele Murder, Murder on the Aloha Express, Deadly Wipeout, Deadly Bubbles in the Wine, Mele Kalikimaka Murder
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 6-10)
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 349,210. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Spend your next vacation at the most killer Hawaiian resort, Aloha Lagoon! This boxed set contains 5 full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors, including: Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6), Ukulele Deadly (book #7), Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8), Death of the Kona Man (book #9), Lethal Tide (book #10)
Fatal Break
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 15. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Samantha Reynolds find her bestie, surf shop owner Alani, standing over the dead body of her wayward ex-boyfriend, she knows there's trouble in paradise. While Sam knows Alani is innocent, the local police aren't so easily convinced, and Sam realizes it's up to her to clear Alani's name and find the real killer before her friend ends up behind bars.
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. IV (Books 10-12)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 193,700. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
From USA Today bestselling authors, enjoy a vacation in the deadliest little spot in Hawaii, the Aloha Lagoon Resort! This "killer" beach read includes three full-length novels in the Aloha Lagoon romantic mystery series, including: Lethal Tide, Beachboy Murder, Handbags & Homicide
Lethal Tide
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
When a body is found in the rain forest near Aloha Lagoon, Samantha Reynolds' life in paradise becomes anything but. With the police looking squarely at her boyfriend as their number one suspect, it's up to Samantha to find the real killer, decipher clues to a long-lost treasure, and find out just what skeletons are lurking in her suddenly secretive boyfriend's closet...
Deadly Tails
Series: Unleashed Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,850. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Chloe McDermott receives a gift of an old chessboard from an elderly friend, her perfect life unexpectedly falls apart. Her dog, Theo, is dognapped, the chessboard is stolen, and her friend apparently commits suicide in his home. But when the autopsy reveals a murder, Chloe knows something doesn't add up, and she suspects the old game board is at the center of it all.
Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I (Books 1-3)
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 213,580. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
There's trouble in paradise... deadly trouble! From the Hawaiian resort town of Aloha Lagoon comes a boxed set of the first three, full-length cozy mystery novels in the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series! This set includes the following novels by USA Today bestselling authors: Ukulele Murder, Murder on the Aloha Express, and Deadly Wipeout
Deadly Wipeout
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,140. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Samantha Reynolds had hoped that moving to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon would be the start of an exciting new life. But throw in two dead bodies, two unexpected inheritances, and one hot bartender, and the heat in Aloha Lagoon has quickly turned up!
Invitation to Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Alexandra Anderson is invited to a work place reunion at the television station where she formerly worked, she's excited to catch up with old friends. And the theme of the reunion is a Murder Mystery Party, so that should be fun, right? Wrong! Anything that can go wrong does... including a real murder! Can following the clues to a fake murder help Alex solve a real one?
Killer Unleashed
Series: Unleashed Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Meet Chloe: she has a house, a best friend, and absolutely no idea how to say "no." So when her elderly neighbor asks her to surrender a little dog named Theo to the animal shelter, of course Chloe agrees. And when Theo pulls out his big puppy dog eyes, Chloe reluctantly gains a dog. And that’s when the trouble starts.

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