Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Success! - Beth Groundwater, Carol Berg

Beth Groundwater's mystery novel, Deadly Currents (ISBN 978-1410438317, large print hardcover, 397 pages), was released in large-print format on July 27, 2011 by Thorndike Press.  The large print edition should be available "everywhere fine books are sold."  Visit her website and her blog at

The Arkansas River is the heart and soul of Salida, Colorado. It fuels the small town's economy and thrums in the blood of twenty-seven-year-old Mandy Tanner, a river ranger. When a whitewater rafting accident occurs, she deftly executes a rescue, but a man dies anyway. But it wasn't the river rapids that killed him, it was poison. Tom King was a rich land developer with bitter business rivals, who cheated on his wife, refused to support his kayak-obsessed son, and infuriated environmentalists. Mandy's world turns upside down when her beloved Uncle Bill—the respected owner of a raft outfitting business—dies of a heart attack. Suspicious that his death is somehow connected to Tom King, she goes on an emotionally turbulent quest for the truth—and ends up in dangerous waters.     

In addition, Beth's mystery novel, A Real Basket Case (ISBN: 978-0738727011, trade paperback and ebook, 312 pages), will be released in trade paperback and ebook formats on November 8, 2011, by Midnight Ink, and will be similarly available.

Feeling neglected by her workaholic husband, forty-something gift basket maker Claire Hanover joins an aerobics class. In a moment of weakness, Claire agrees to let charming aerobics instructor Enrique come to her house to give her a massage. She realizes she has made a deadly mistake when Enrique is shot and killed in her bedroom and her husband Roger is arrested for the murder. Determined to clear Roger's name and save her marriage, Claire sets out to find the real killer, encountering drug dealers, jealous ex-girlfriends, and angry cops along the way. 

Beth Groundwater writes the Claire Hanover gift basket designer mystery series (A Real Basket Case, nominated for the 2007 Best First Novel Agatha Award, and To Hell in a Handbasket, released in May, 2009). She also writes the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures mystery series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner. The first, Deadly Currents, was released in March, 2011. Beth lives in Colorado and enjoys its many outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, and whitewater rafting. She loves talking to book clubs, and not just for the gossip and wine! Visit her website at and her blog at

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Carol Berg's fantasy series, Collegia Magica (The Spirit Lens, The Soul Mirror, and The Daemon Prism [forthcoming]), has been licensed for audio by  No release dates have been announced yet.

Also, her fantasy novel Song of the Beast (ISBN 978-0451464231, trade paperback, 400 pages) will be released in a new trade paperback edition by NAL/Roc books.  The book will be available at brick and mortar bookstores as well as online.

Seventeen years of brutal imprisonment has broken Aidan McAllister. His voice is silent, his hands ruined, his music that once offered beauty and hope to war-torn Elyria destroyed. The god who nurtured his talent since boyhood has abandoned him. But no one ever told him his crime. To discover the truth, he must risk his hard-bought freedom to unlock the mind of his god and the heart of his enemy. 

Carol Berg is a former software engineer and PPWC success story.  Since selling her first books at the 1999 PPWC, she’s been flown to Israel, taught writing in the US, Canada, and Scotland, and answered mail from New Zealand, Kuwait, the slopes of Denali, and beneath the Mediterranean Sea.  Her twelve epic fantasy novels have won national and international awards, including multiple Colorado Book Awards and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.  In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls Carol’s latest novel, THE SOUL MIRROR, "compelling and altogether admirable."

Visit Carol's website at for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Carol! I'll have to talk to you about your experience with


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