Edie Ramer

ward-winning writer Edie Ramer loves her cat so much, she wrote CATTITUDE, in which a cat changes bodies with a woman. CATTITUDE, DEAD PEOPLE and THE SEVENTH DIMENSION are available in e-book form on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

Jul 202015
 

It’s release day for Truth About Love & Murder and Rules of Love & Murder. I’m so very excited about both of this new series! Here’s the info about them:

The truth is that life is uncertain.

Meg Quinn hasn’t been to war, but her father has, and it changed their lives for the worse — and for the better. Now she has a sharp tongue and a mind to match … and she doesn’t trust easily. The best person she knows is losing a fight with death, and Meg is guardian of her friend’s seven-year-old son.

Easy MacLean, the co-guardian, is Meg’s dying friend’s brother. The former Marine has been hibernating in his Colorado mountain home, and Meg lets him know that he needs to be by his sister’s side in Milwaukee now.

Easy is attracted to his sister’s clever friend, but life gets complicated when he gets involved in a search for a missing veteran. After living alone with his rescue dog for so long, Easy and his dog are now sharing a home with a beautiful woman, a boy, and a cat. Even as he watches his sister die a little each day, he’s finding out the truth about life and love … and murder. (You can read an excerpt here.)

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Some days life is wonderful. Other days it’s murder.

Former Marine August Reyes is home for good, haunted by images of bloodshed. He meets up again with Elle Styles, the girl he’s never been able to forget.

When August was eight and Elle was six, she changed his and his mother’s lives before she and her widowed mother left the Wisconsin vacation town. Twenty-two years later, she’s returned to Trouble Bay with her four-year-old daughter, but they’re only staying for six weeks. Elle and August are different people now. He sees life through darkness, and she sees it through light. And light and dark don’t mix well.

Someone else was changed by Elle when she was young. A woman who lives by her own rules. Rule Nr. Two—Don’t let anyone cheat you—is in play now. And this might lead to Rule Nr. Three: Don’t kill anyone … unless killing is necessary.

The town of Trouble Bay is about to live up to its name. Life there can be murder… Even when you’re falling in love. (You can read an excerpt here.)

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I love both books, and I hope you’ll tell your friends about my releases. I hope you’ll tell your friends about my releases. I’m giving away 10 ebooks of RULES OF LOVE & MURDER. For a chance to win, leave your name and let me know where you shared it. (Facebook, twitter, or told a friend.)

I’m also accepting readers’ names on FacebookMagical Musings, and Delilah Devlin’s blog (only one entry per person). I’m having a separate giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. The 10 winners will be chosen on Random.org. The contest will end on the 25th. Good luck!

Jun 252015
 

Rules of Love and Murder-Amazon_333x500I’ve been neglecting my blog, but I’m back now and plan to blog at least once a week. It’s been an odd year, with some or ups and downs. Including a computer crash. Still, I managed to get a lot of work done, and I’ve started a new series, Love & Murder. Truth About Love & Murder (book 1) and Rules of Love & Murder (book 2) are on pre-order for July 20. I’m VERY happy about both of these books. I started out in my r, writing short stories for print mystery magazines. I was addicted to mysteries. I read them like I eat chocolate now.

Then I was sick one day, and my sister-in-law came to my house and dropped off a bag full of romances.

Now I had another addiction. It’s still chocolate,  but it came with new and delicious flavors.


So why not combine the flavors? And add a little twist. In fact, add a few more twists. And it’s not light chocolate, either. It’s 70% dark (what I actually eat – though, sadly, if I don’t have 70%, I won’t turn down a lesser percentage). But I would say the Love & Murder books are at the 70% level of suspense and mystery and romance.

What they have in common is military veterans, people in emotional pain, people trying to get through the bad parts of their lives to happy parts, people dead (it is suspense!), more than one person who might be a little crazy, strong female characters, and even a wry sense of humor. These books are set in Wisconsin – the first mostly in the Milwaukee area, and the second and third in Door County, which is known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest.

I’m very happy about these two books. Truth About Love & Murder is on sale for the first week, only $2.99! I’ve gotten great feedback from readers. I just want to babble on about it, but click on the links and read the blurbs and the excerpts – and then pre-order!

I will be putting them up in print, too.

It feels good to be back. How are you feeling?

Feb 062015
 

I’m in a good place right now. I have most of my tax info together (I’m just waiting for a few things before having them done). I finished the first draft of my book, and did 3 revisions already. It’s darker than my usual, but I like it a lot – enough that I decided to make it a series. I expect to do at least 3 more, and I already have ideas for my next couple of books. I’ll probably still have a dog and/or cat in a book – just because I like dogs and cats. But the animals won’t be a major part of the story. They will matter, though. Pets always matter.

We’ve switched it up a bit at Magical Musings, too, adding a Friday Finds on Fridays, in which we share free books, 99 cent books, specials, contests and books we recommend. If you’d like to submit a book that fits any of this, we have a submission form. We’ve also added new bloggers, including Zoe Dawson, who’s in a couple of box sets with me. :)

Last year, I was in a bit of a funk. Bad things were happening to friends – and my dog (who we still miss). So it’s good to feel happy again. Life is good!

How are you feeling?

Jan 182015
 

In my work-in-progress, every chapter starts with a positive quote from one character to another character. To give me ideas, I’ve been looking up quotes, and I found this poem. It won’t fit in my book, but it inspires me. It makes me want to be better.

I’ve already blown all my resolutions for the year – partly because I pulled a muscle, which put a temporary halt to my exercise resolutions. (I’m better now, but I’m taking it easy until I’m sure that it’s healed.) And I’ve stopped others, partly because life got in my way and partly because, well, I just did. But I’m not beating myself up for any of this. I think wanting to be better in any way – or every way – is good. That if you want it and think about it, some of it stays with you.

I probably won’t keep all of the promises of the poem below, but I’m taking it to heart, and I hope some of it stays with me, too.

Promise Yourself

by Christian D. Larson

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

I want to know. What promise has been staying in your heart?

Dec 192014
 

Christmans_at_Angel_Lake_200x300_72dpiIt’s crazy that it’s nearly the end of the year. Christmas is almost here, and I’m halfway through my new romance with mystery. I’m loving it, but I missed writing a Christmas book this year! I was planning on doing one every year, but maybe I’ll do two this next year. But for now, I’m very pleased that Christmas at Angel Lake is Book of the Day at Ereader News Today. If you haven’t read it, it’s one of my favorite books that I’ve written.

For next year, I might do one with a murder in it. And some humor. I’ll see how I feel.

I’m open to suggestions. If you have one, let me know! :)

Oct 212014
 

This last summer, I’ve been busy working on two novellas for box sets: The Halloween Prince for Entranced: A Halloween Box Set and Dragon Mama Blues for Paranormally Yours: A Box Set. Then my husband and I went overseas for the first time (except for a Caribbean cruise, which I don’t think counts). We went to England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. I came back with a whopping case of jetlag and a feeling that I wanted to do something different. So now I’m starting on a slightly new journey: a serial of three novellas that will be grittier than my normal books, with a bit of mystery mixed in with romance and everyday life.

I started my career by writing mysteries that were published in print magazines. But then I became distracted by romance. So this will combine both elements. Once I get this out of the way, I think I will go back to my Rescued Hearts books, but I’m looking forward to my new project!

Oct 132014
 

On Tuesday, October 14, you’re invited to the Facebook release party for Entranced: A Halloween Box Set, along with Mary Hughes, Michelle Diener, Dale Mayer, Liz Kreger and Edie Ramer – all Magical Musings’ authors – plus Lori Handeland, Nancy Haddock, Elle J Rossi, and Leigh Morgan. It’s going to be a blast! Lots of giveaways. Lots of fun. The hours are from 3:30pm – 7:30pm EDT. The box set is 99 cents (US) – down from $5.99!

Even if you can’t go, check out the great stories!
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Holiday Feast from NY Times, USA Today and bestselling, award-winning authors. Nine exciting stories of romance and mystery, paranormal and contemporary, magical and mystical, ranging in lengths from novellas to short page-turning stories.

Escape to worlds featuring a vampire in love with a human, a powerful telekinetic, a secret lover, a spirit seer, a master magician, a wizard prince, a paranormal ass-kicker, and more.

When Midnight Comes — Lori Handeland
Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a novella based on the legend of the Jack O Lantern. Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. His love for Lucia Casale may be the only thing that can save him.

Midday Masquerade — Leigh Morgan
Can a mask help two lost and lonely people release their inner desires and find love strong enough to vanquish an ancient family curse?

Sian’s Solution — Dale Mayer
Sometimes the depth of love is only understood when it is lost forever… When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him.

Breaking Out — Michelle Diener
Imprisoned in a secret facility, powerful telekinetic Kelli Barrack and two other ‘special’ inmates grab a chance to escape, only to confront their worst nightmares on the outside.

The Halloween Prince — Edie Ramer
A sudden storm, a broken van, and a ghost dog take widowed Sarah Lowtower to a cabin in the Wisconsin countryside and an intriguing man who becomes her secret lover. But when he becomes the Halloween Prince, everything changes.

Medium Rare — Nancy Haddock
The ghosts of St. Augustine are spooked, and spirit seer Colleen Cotton must team with a by-the-book paranormal investigator to save them all, or risk losing her own great grandfather’s spirit forever.

Feel the Magic — Liz Kreger
Jenna Carmichael is harnessing the magic of the full moon on All Hallow’s Night in a tricky transformation to earn her Master level, when the past comes back to haunt her.

Masked Attraction — Mary Hughes
Daniel Light loved Zoe Blackwood when he was a gangly dork. Now a powerful wizard prince, a masked ball gives Daniel a new chance to woo her. Coming between them is an ancient parchment with a deadly prophecy.

Midnight Masque — Elle J Rossi
Bar owner and paranormal ass-kicker, Josie Hawk, stresses over her vampire lover meeting her vampire-hunting father, while at her stars-of-country-music masquerade, supernatural forces escalate to code red. If she doesn’t unmask the insidious evil, the party could turn into a mass funeral.

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