A Deadly Thanksgiving Delivery….(A Novella Launch!!)

DeadlyDeliveryfinalWoohoo!  What about it, folks?!!  It’s NOVEMBER!  (How the heck did THAT happen?)

Well, we’re past Halloween…*sniffle*…but I’m already planning next year’s party.

Now, we’re on to the major holidays.  The biggies.  Thanksgiving, in the US.  Then Hanukkah, Yule, Christmas and New Years Eve around the world.  We have a LOT to look forward to, don’t we?  There’s turkey to eat, family to enjoy (with sauce if necessary!), cookies to bake, dreidles to spin, and yule logs to light.

And at the end of the year, toasts to make and plans for the New Year.  Again, HOW can it be nearly 2015???

I start planning for Thanksgiving with my sister in…oh…June.  Grins.  We decide where to have it, who’s gonna cook what.  You know.  This year, we have a very special event that’s coinciding with Thanksgiving.  My darling Step-Mother is turning 90.  HUGE Party to ensue.  I’m exceptionally excited about it.

But, that’s not why we’re here today.  It’s another kind of Par-tay!!  A Launch PARTAY!!!!!

Today is the release day for a short suspense novella I wrote called DEADLY DELIVERY.  It’s a reunion story.  A Thanksgiving story.  What the heck, I figured.  I love Thanksgiving and all the wonderful memories of it, and the deliciousness of sitting down with no purpose other than to have thankful hearts and full bellies.  Grins.

To me, Thanksgiving is also about forgiving ourselves. It’s about forgiving ourselves for not nourishing ourselves as much as we should.turkey-1

So is DEADLY DELIVERY.  It’s about forgiving people.

It’s also about surviving.  Grins.  You know me, I HAVE to put them in jeopardy, right?  Danger, danger Will Robinson!!

Here’s the blurb…

One Night Stands are Killer…

Real estate executive Deirdre Shercroft knew her one night stand with Boston commercial real estate magnate Michael Pennington would come back to haunt her.  She never thought it would kill her.  When they both stumble on a hidden drug making operation, it looks like it will cost them everything, including their lives, and the life of Michael’s son.  Can love, cunning, and a boy’s skill at Morse Code win out against impossible odds?

So while DEADLY DELIVERY is short, it’s a mile-a-minute action sequence with a heck of a lot of romance thrown in for good measure.  You know I had to put romance in there, right?  That’s like the turkey to the dressing of action.  Grins.  (If you want to check it out, you should be able to click the link above and get to Amazon, but it’s also available on iBook, Nook, and B&N!)

So what’s your preference, if you eat meat, light meat or dark meat?

Do you want a lovely wine, or beer, or a mixed drink with your meal?  Soft drink?  Tea?

Do you like action with your romance?  Paranormal features sliding in?  

A thankful heart is a beautiful thing.  What would be your Thankful Read this year – ie the book you’re most thankful FINALLY came out?

Let’s talk action, let’s talk turkey, what book are you grateful for this year?


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  • Amy Conley says:

    He’s staying.

  • Jane says:

    Hello Jeanne,
    Happy Release Day! I wish there were more Thanksgiving romance stories. I prefer dark meat, but I like the white meat for the turkey sandwiches the next day. I like my meal with soda and a small glass of wine. Yes to more action with romance.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Jane! Thanks! I’m so with you! Love the dark meat just on it’s own, but the white meat with some Duke’s Mayo!? YUM!!!

      • Jane says:

        Never heard of Duke’s mayo, but just checked out their site. It’s not available in NY, but they sell in NJ.

        • Jeanne Adams says:

          Oh, I didn’t think about that. I use it because it’s a Southern staple – grew up with it – and because they don’t add sugar to it. :> Miracle Whip is too sweet for me. Grins.

  • Amy Conley says:

    White meat, although everyone else does dark. No gravy, not even a drop anyplace on my plate.
    And either tea or a soft drink.

    Action and romance are a great mix.

    The book I’m most thankful to come out this year is WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD by Diane Gabaldon.

  • Jeanne, huge congratulations on the release of DEADLY DELIVERY! Great title, by the way. Can’t wait to read it – nice to have TWO new books from you to read over the last little while. You know what a fan I am. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving down here in Australia – so Christmas is starting to take over the shops in a really big way. As you say, how did it get to be November already?

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      I know y’all don’t celebrate it. Don’t you celebrate Australia Day or something like it at some other point during the year? One of those holidays built for eating and chatting and having fun with family and friends? Grins.

      Thanks for the shout-out about the bookage. I’m getting back in the groove! Yay!

      • We do have Australia Day on 26th January but it’s not particularly big. Probably our equivalent of Thanksgiving is Christmas – that’s definitely the holiday when everybody tries to get together with family.

  • flchen1 says:

    Woohoo, Jeanne! Happy congrats!

    Hm… let’s see…

    I generally prefer dark, although white tends to slice best for a sandwich 😉 And either is delicious with gravy 😀

    I think I’d prefer either soda or water with dinner, thanks!

    I do like action and suspense and romance, and sure, some paranormal! Why not? 😀

    As for what book I’m MOST thankful for? Maybe Joanna Bourne’s Rogue Spy–been waiting for that for a LONG time, and it was FABULOUS!!! Can’t wait for her next one, but that’ll likely be a while yet, alas…

  • Helen says:

    Woohoo Jeanne I am looking forward to reading this one 🙂

    We as you know don’t celebrate Thanksgiving although I wish we did and we are starting to think about what we need for Christmas as in food and presents but I have a cruise to go on in a couple of weeks to New Zealand and I so need this holiday so I wil be back and refreshed for Chrissy.

    And I love some action in my romances and a bit of paranormal and for me I am ever thankful for all the romances that are coming out

    Have Fun

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hi Helen! Oooh! A cruise! That will be so deliciously fun. And yes, there are so many great books to be thankful for.

      I’m particularly grateful that my fellow Bandits are so prolific. I know I always have a good book waiting for me. (But they all need to write faster. Except for maybe Tawny…can’t keep up with that woman! Hahaha!)

  • Shannon says:

    I like white meat, and I reallly love my own stuffing. It has memories attached. As fr a beverage, I’m up for some sparkling cider.

    I’m agnostic in terms of action and paranormal. I love spy stories, especially. I’ve come to love my steam-punk heroines kick but. I’m still a sucker for an arranged marriage or a marriage of convenience, or Cinderella. My catnip for paranormal is mainly mages, but I like hunky shape-shifting dragons.

    Along the way, I’ve gotten in the habit of daily naming three things I’m grateful for. Books are on the list, often. Mainly because there’s a new book or more likely three. This year has been good to me in terms of books, so I’ll just name what I’m reading now: Maljean Brook’s the Kraken King. (Not going down the road of naming my favorite Bandita book.)


    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hahah! Yes, naming favorite Bandit books is a road fraught with peril…and exceptionally time consuming! We’re a prolific lot, we are. Haha!!

      I LOVE your practice of naming at least three things for which you’re grateful. I’ll do that at stoplights. Traffic in DC is snarly most of the time, as I’m sure most people know. I try to keep my cool by either imagining stories for the people in the other cars – bank robbers? couple on the way to the hospital? single woman espionage agent? – or being grateful for the gorgeous trees, or the deer I see peeking out of the treeline, or the cool landscaping on a nearby house. Grins. On the way to Eldest Son’s high school, there’s a house that has great yard–art. Sculpture, etc. Depending on the time of day it’s either lit up, or slightly hiding in the shadow of the trees….always entertaining.

      As you can tell, I’m a cheap date, easily entertained. SNORK!!!

      • Shannon says:

        I usually ride the bus with my nose close to the Kindle so I don’t do traffic that much.

        Today I was on the beltway between Old Town and Eisenhower and I saw this glass covered highrise with some metal hanging out. Then I noticed a number of its windows were smashed. At that point, I decide to drive not stare. I wish I knew the story on that. Was it this afternoon’s storm’s winds? Had some plane or drone run into it? Was there a fire that blew out the windows and warped the metal?

  • Cassondra says:

    Woot Woot!

    I’ve loved this story since I first read it. So thrilled it’s out!

    I like a little of everything in romance, though as I waxed long about yesterday, I don’t care for certain types of paranormal—zombies for instance, and I don’t often read vampires, though I do like them.

    Action? Yes.
    Straight up down-home love stories? Yes.
    As long as there’s a good romance, I’m there.

    Wine with dinner, usually, but I admit that with the Thanksgiving meal, I like iced tea because that’s what I grew up with, and at Thanksgiving, a lot of it is about the comfort food that is so familiar.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Cassondra!! I’m so with you on the tea with dinner. Not because I don’t serve wine, but it’s the familiar and goes with the turkey and all for Thanksgiving. :> Down home. :>

      Thanks for your lovely words about Deadly Delivery

  • pjpuppymom says:

    Hi Jeanne! Congrats on the novella release! I just downloaded it. Happy reader here. 🙂

    I love Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays.

    Light meat is my preference.

    Occasionally I’ll indulge in a glass of white wine but it’s usually water for me.

    I like all types of romance, depending on my mood. I just read two r/s with plenty of action, a paranormal/magick, a spy historical, two Christmas historicals and a straight contemporary. Loved them all!

    I’m thankful for two books that I’ve been waiting for: ROGUE SPY by Joanna Bourne (stellar) and NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER by Sarah MacLean. (not out until 11/25 but I scored an ARC) – one of my top 3 books of 2014.

    I’m thankful for many things this year but right at this moment I’m thankful for the apple pie baking in the oven. I used the last of the bushel of apples that came home with me from my trip to visit family in Michigan and they’re going out in style. 🙂

  • Hey, Jeanne!! Stumbling out of the cave to wish you a happy release day! Congrats, girl! I just downloaded DEADLY DELIVERY and I’m sooo looking forward to reading it! Woot!

    Let’s see…I like dark AND light meat AND gravy. And wine. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, peas … getting hungry here! Also love romance with everything including paranormal, mystery, history, suspense. Or just straightforward romance. I love it all. 🙂

    Wait, did somebody mention PIE??? I vote YES!

  • catslady says:

    My youngest daughter and I love the dark meat (although we’ll eat both) but everyone else wants the white so I never have enough white meat left over no matter how big a turkey lol. For dinner I love a nice cabernet but we serve white wine too. When the pumpkin pie comes out I want a nice freshly brewed cup of coffee! And books – I’m thankful for any and all of them!!

  • Deb says:

    Jeanne, congrats on the novella! Sounds exciting! How wonderful, too, that you will be celebrating BIG for your stepmom’s birthday. What a milestone!

    I like both dark and white turkey meat. I love my sister’s fresh cranberry salad and cannot wait to eat dressing (or stuffing). I like how my mother makes dressing with chopped apples and prunes. They give it a good flavor as well as flavoring the turkey. I am making the mashed potatoes (with cream cheese AND butter) and a pumpkin pie. I love, love, love Thanksgiving dinner! My husband, daughter, and I don’t get a turkey dinner again at Christmas since we don’t have traditional fare on Christmas Day, so I usually make a small turkey and the fixings on a Sunday in January.
    We usually don’t drink wine on Thanksgiving Day; usually it is a juice of some kind.

    Congrats again!!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hi Deb! Thanks for your kind words!

      And ooh, cream cheese in the mashed potatoes? Yum!!

      I’ve been known to have THanksgiving in March or April if I didn’t get enough Turkey in the fall/winter. Grins. One year, when we went to Disney on Christmas Day, I did what you said, set a day in January and had a feast. Just because. Grins.

  • Jeanne, whoo-hoo! Congrats on your new release. I love this story and am glad it’s out.

    I prefer white meat, and either sweet tea or white wine to drink.

    I like all types of romance, including paranormal and action. The book I was thankful to see released at last was Deborah Harkness’s The Book of Life, the concluding volume in her All Souls’ trilogy. There was about a 2-yr gap between volumes.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Nancy! Thanks for popping in! I know a LOT of people who were waiting on the Harkness book. :>

      I know sometimes its not the author but the publisher, and sometimes, it’s just the life that intrudes into an author’s writing time, but those biiiiiiig loooonnnnng gaps between books are so hard to take! Grins.