Making Memories with a New Novel – Memory Makers (Debbie De Louise)

Today, I’m pleased to feature Debbie De Louise and her new mystery novel Memory Makers (part of the Silver Dagger tour).

Twenty-five years ago, Lauren Phelps, age three, and her sister Patty, age five, were kidnapped from their Long Island backyard. Lauren was fortunate enough to escape her captor; Patty, sadly, was not.

Since then, Lauren has suffered from nightmares featuring the “Shadow Man”.  In an attempt to recall his face—and avenge her sister’s murder—Lauren, now a kidnapping investigator, enrolls in a clinical trial for a new memory drug.

At the California offices of Memory Makers, she receives injections of the company’s special serum and starts to experience flashbacks re repressed memories.  Occurring in tandem with the flashbacks: threats from an anonymous source that point back to that wretched childhood trauma.

As she recalls moments from her past, she confronts facts about her relationship with Patty and her parents that she’d not previously, consciously, acknowledged.  Patty had always been her parents’ favorite.  “Baby Doll” to her father, she’d always been the one who got to choose which game to play, book to read, or place to go.

In addition to suffering survivor’s guilt at her sister’s death, Lauren experiences jealousy from a hurtful, harrowing childhood she must come to terms with.  There’s more on Lauren’s laden plate than finding “Shadow Man” (possibly before he finds her).  It’s about finding truths . . . and herself.

A little about Debbie . . . besides being an award-winning author and reference librarian on Long Island, she’s an active member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, and the Cat Writer’s Association (she has three lovely fuzzy felines).  Published novels include four books in the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone, and Love on the Rocks.  There’s also a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow, and a mystery thriller, Reason to Die.  And let’s not forget the psychological mystery, Sea Scope.  She has also published a romantic comedy novella and written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres.  Impressed?  I am.

Please visit Debbie at:

Website:  https://debbiedelouise.com / Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author / Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian / Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise / Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Debbie-De-Louise/e/B0144ZGXPW / Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

High-Five for a Free Book

Today marks the fifth and last day to get a free copy of Debbie De Louise’s exciting five-star mystery Sea Scope.

This riveting tale revolves around Sarah, still mourning her brother’s death and lamenting the break-up of her marriage.  She decides an escape is in order—and Sea Scope, a childhood home, is the perfect retreat.  Twenty years previous, she and Glen, her brother, had come across a dead body by a lighthouse.  Back then, Sarah couldn’t comprehend why her parents had left Sea Scope so quickly … nor why her father took his life a year later.  Upon return to Sea Scope, she deals with staggering memories and messages.  Strange clues written in crayon are left by someone claiming to be her brother . . . and numerous dazing facts are revealed about that strange summer so many years past.

The universal link to the book is: mybook.to/SeaScope.

You can also find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPW1D41/

Please feel free to check Debbie out at these sites (I’m sure she’d love to have you visit):

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

♥ Happy Holidays everyone! ♥

Day Four – One More

Today marks the fourth day to get a free copy of Debbie De Louise’s five-star mystery Sea Scope.  (You have until the 25th to partake!)

 This riveting tale revolves around Sarah, who is still mourns her brother’s passing and laments the break-up of her marriage.  She determines to get away—and Sea Scope, a childhood home, serves as the perfect setting.  Two decades previous, she and Glen, her brother, had come across a dead body by a lighthouse.  Back then, Sarah hadn’t understood why her parents had left Sea Scope so quickly … nor why her father commit suicide a year later.  Upon return to Sea Scope, she deals with tragic and trying memories and messages.  Odd clues, written in crayon, are provided by someone claiming to be her brother while several grim facts are revealed about that strange summer so many years past.

If you’re not sold yet, this “enticing” excerpt should do the trick!

The Sea Scope that spread itself across the page as I sketched was huge with several verandas and two floors wrapping around a house that commanded a lovely view of the sea. I recalled the sea gulls circling close to the top floor as Glen and I ran around playing hide and seek. As children with vivid imaginations, my brother and I also liked to concoct ghost stories and mysteries about the inn. Glen would scare me with talk of a murder upstairs in the Violet Room, the one I occupied next to his, that featured purple wallpaper and a purple crocheted blanket over its brass bed. He predicted that one of the guests would be smoking, even though all the guest rooms were non-smoking, and a fire would start and burn the place down. In yet another scenario, some robbers would break in and steal all the statues (there were a number of beautiful pieces of sculpture that graced both floors). Glen also imagined a time tunnel or a secret door behind the kitchen’s pantry, but I laughed. My younger brother was too imaginative for his own good. How I missed him.

The universal link to the book:

mybook.to/SeaScope

You can also find it on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPW1D41/

Day Three – It’s Free!

It’s the third day to get a free copy of Debbie De Louise’s five-star mystery Sea Scope.  If you haven’t partaken of this great offer, please do before it’s over; you have until the 25th.  (What a great holiday present.)

Sarah, still over her brother’s passing and lamenting the break-up of her marriage, determines to get away.  Sea Scope, a childhood home, beckons.  Two decades previous, she and Glen, her brother, had come across a dead body by a lighthouse.  Back then, Sarah had never comprehended why her parents had left Sea Scope so quickly … nor why her father commit suicide a year later.  Upon return to Sea Scope, she must face memories and messages, and deal with bizarre clues written in crayon from someone claiming to be her brother.  Several ghastly facts come to the forefront about that strange summer so many years past.  How will she deal with them?

Do get your free copy of Sea Scope—you’ll enjoy the enthralling ride of this dark, gripping tale.

The universal link to the book is:

mybook.to/SeaScope

You can also find it on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPW1D41/

Ho-Ho-Ho . . . Free-Free-Free

Day 2 of another freebie – Debbie De Louise’s five-star mystery Sea Scope . . . is f-r-e-e through December 25th.  (What a wonderful little stocking stuffer, n’est-ce pas?)

 The riveting story revolves around a woman named Sarah who, still grieving over her brother’s passing—and lamenting the break-up of her marriage—decides she needs a break, an escape.  She returns to Sea Scope, a childhood home.  Two decades ago, she and Glen, her brother, had discovered a dead body by a lighthouse.  At that time, she’d never comprehended why her parents had left Sea Scope so quickly … nor why her father commit suicide a year later.  Upon return to Sea Scope, she has to confront memories, messages, and bizarre clues written in crayon from someone claiming to be Glen.  Sarah must face terrible, daunting facts about that strange summer now so many years past.  Will Sarah survive unscathed . . . ?

Sea Scope is FREE from December 21 through December 25.  The universal link to the book is:

mybook.to/SeaScope

You can also find it on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPW1D41/

Get a Grip . . . on a Gripping Psychological Mystery

Today marks the first post featuring Debbie De Louise’s five-star mystery Sea Scope . . . which happens to be f-r-e-e starting today, Dec 21st, through the 25th.

Before providing details about her latest book, let me introduce you to my fellow writer.  DDL is an award-winning author, as well as a public-library librarian on Long Island, where she also resides.  In addition to a hubby and daughter, she has three kitties (hugs to my fellow cat lover).

Published novels include:

Cloudy Rainbowa paranormal romance   /   the Cobble Cove Mystery series, featuring A Stone’s ThrowBetween a Rock and a Hard PlaceWritten in Stone, and Love on the Rocks   /   When Jack Trumps Ace, a romantic comedy novella   /   articles and short stories for several anthologies (various genres)   /   Reason to Die and Sea Scope, standalones.

Let’s focus on her latest: the dark and absorbing Sea Scope.  Here’s a brief tantalizing teaser . . .

Book illustrator Sarah Collins needs an escape (don’t we all?).  Grieving over her brother’s passing and lamenting the break-up of her marriage, she returns to Sea Scope, a childhood home in lovely South Carolina.  Twenty years previous, Sarah and Glen, her brother, had discovered a dead body by a lighthouse.  Back then, she’d never been able to fathom why her parents had departed Sea Scope so quickly, nor why her father took his own life a year later.  Upon return, she must confront memories, messages . . . and odd clues written in crayon from someone claiming to be Glen.  The past and present collide like vehicles on an ice-covered freeway, and Sarah has no option but to tackle ghastly facts head-on about that bizarre summer two decades past.  How will she cope?

Intrigued?  I should hope so.  Sea Scope is FREE from December 21 through December 25.  The universal link to the book is: mybook.to/SeaScope.

You can also find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPW1D41/

I’m sure Debbie would love it if you chose to connect with her.  Please do so via:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

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