Hello, friends! Next up for the KC reads book club is Winter Takes All! I am happy to feature this book by ML Erdahl! He is making waves and winning awards for his cozy mystery! Dig in and enjoy!
I used Mike’s self-written bio because I couldn’t have said it better! Get to know him here, then meet him in person!
Award-winning author ML Erdahl lives amidst the trees of the Pacific Northwest, where he pens humorous cozy mystery novels set in the wilderness he has spent his lifetime exploring. The only thing slowing him down is when his adorable rescue dogs, Skip and Daisy, demand to be petted and cuddled on his lap while he types. When he's not wandering the mountains, you can find him gardening, reading, or searching for the best coffee in Seattle with his wife, Emily.
Don’t forget to follow ML Erdahl on Instagram at @ML Erdahl and Facebook at ML Erdahl! Cover art (which I absolutely love!) and description are below. Purchase the book here.
Crystal Rainey is aghast when she realizes her new year's resolutions haven't changed one whit from the previous year. Wanting to escape a future as dreary as a Pacific Northwest winter, she walks out on her dead-end office job, despite her tenuous savings account.
Stumbling across a job opening posted by a wilderness guide outfit, an intrigued Crystal bluffs her way into the position. With handsome fellow guide, the stalwart Conner Oakes, she leads a corporate retreat on a snowshoe hike to a majestic alpine chalet.
But when the company's detestable owner turns up dead in the snow, she fears her new life and budding romance slipping away. She finally has something worth fighting for and is determined to solve the murder and grab her chance at happiness before it's too late.
Catrin Russell is one of my heroes! We met on social media, and we often have long messaging conversations from across the world! Catrin hails from Piteå, Sweden, so she now holds the title of being the KC Reads featured author who lives the farthest from us all! She is a wife, mother, writer, artist and reader.
Catrin is crazy talented and tech savvy! She has done all the art for her book covers, as well as the formatting and publication through Amazon. She always answers my tech questions without even sending me a rolling eyes emoji! She also reads and reviews books for many authors. Recently, she and Laura from Magic Book Corner set up a book giveaway that lasted an entire month! I have no idea where the time or energy come from, but Catrin is immensely supportive of all writers! And if you ever get lucky enough to see a picture of her children, you’ll want to fly right over to Sweden and give them a squeeze!
I am honored and thrilled to feature The Power of Conviction by the magnificent Catrin Russell! The Prime Series includes The Power of Conviction, Righteous Dawn (a Prequel to the series) and The Path of Salvation . . . so far. They are fantasy novels in medieval settings. You might want to ask how long it took her to write 300,000 words for these books!
Here are the cover art, summary and link to purchase The Power of Conviction.
The Kindle version is $2.99 and the paperback is $9.99. Don’t forget to follow Catrin on social and review her book after reading or the author discussion!
Facebook: catrinrussellauthor (she also has a Prime Series readers group on Facebook!)
The Darkness was closing in over the Midlands, with the Priesthood being the only one daring to stand up against its terrifying presence.
Trained in the arts of the Light, the priests walked a bloodied path through the scores of demons, seeking to rid the world of their unholy presence. But the fight against demonkind was becoming increasingly perilous, and danger rose to threaten the Priesthood’s very survival.
The priestess Anaya stands resolute in her conviction. Despite the dangers she must endure along her dedicated path, her unwavering faith in the Goddess and Her divine supremacy doesn’t falter. She’s set on following the orders of her High Priest, no matter how gruesome.
Until one day, when all her beliefs are challenged...
A fateful meeting with the elusive demon Samael opens the doors to doubt and Anaya begins to question the very path of the Priesthood and of all those steadfast in the preachings of the Goddess.
Were they wrong about demonkind? Was her purpose in life truly for naught?