Jun 222018

Hightail It to Kinsey Falls (Kinsey Falls Series)
Women’s Fiction
1st in Series
Setting – Tennessee
Grace Abraham Publishing (May 22, 2018)
Print Length: 139 pages
Kindle ASIN: B07C46H3WH

Hightail It to Kinsey Falls

All work and no play make Jade a dull girl.

Jade Burt can do without her grandmother’s meddling in her love life. But when Millie finds an abandoned baby possum, it leads her to Caleb Young. Caleb would be perfect for Jade! When Jade meets Caleb, it’s hard to argue with her grandmother’s choice. Still, Jade is determined to push Caleb away, but his friendship with Millie concerns her. What if he’s a slick con man trying to take advantage of a sweet old lady? Jade needs to figure Caleb out before he breaks her grandmother’s heart…and Jade’s too!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

If you need a break in your day from the stress and strife this is a perfect story for you.

An old shopping mall has been converted to a retail/residential facility. Stores on the lower floor with micro-apartments on the upper floor split into 2 sections. One side for senior citizens and the other side for young professionals. There is a community center were residents and shop owners can gather or hold events too.  Jade Burt owns Nothin’ But Knit, one of the retail shops and her grandmother, Millicent Fairchild, lives in one of the apartments upstairs.

Millie on her way to visit Jade notices an animal near her path. She quickly realizes it is a baby possum and scoops it into her now empty makeup bag and rushes into the pet store next to her granddaughter’s store. Hightail It Pet Supply and Grooming. There she meets Caleb, one of the young professional residents who is working at the store while he gets his graduate degree. Millie decides then and there that she needs to bring Jade and Caleb together. They are perfect for each other.

The characters in the story are fabulous. I love the whole idea of blending these two age groups together. The YPs are so welcoming and willing to help the seniors and the seniors feel the need to bake and cook for the YPs. Having them get together for a welcoming event was delightful. The Kinsey Falls Living and Retail Community Center is a great idea and something I would love to see everywhere. The animal that brought everyone together gave the author the opportunity to shine a light on Wynnwood Wildlife Rehabilitation, a non-profit taking care of animals in need. She also shines a light on an illness and it’s side effects that usually effects seniors.

This author usually writes cozy mysteries. I am so happy she has now brought her wonderful writing style to Women’s Fiction. I am excited about this series and am anxiously awaiting book #2.

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About the Author



Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series.

I live in Virginia with my family, which includes my own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff. I’m having a blast writing this new series! But, never fear, I’m also working on a new cozy mystery series as well.

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Aug 142015

You may have read her Embroidery Mystery Series that she writes as Amanda Lee not realizing she writes cozies as Gayle Trent too! Her Daphne Martin Cake Mysteries feature cake decorator Daphne Martin.  The newest installment Killer Wedding Cake was published in June. I am so thrilled she is touring it with Great Escapes Book Tours!


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killer wedding cake
by Gayle Trent

This was a super fast read for me. The author gave me so many fun characters to love.
Laura’s Ramblins and Review

This was a very quick read that will keep you entertained from the beginning till the end. It will keep you guessing and on the edge of you seat.
~Melina’s Book Blog

A light hearted cozy mystery with colorful characters, a quick pace and a light touch of humor…
~Queen of All She Reads

Killer Wedding Cake was a fun, suspenseful thrill-ride that kept me at the edge of my seat.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

This fast- paced mystery will have you on the edge of your seat guessing until the end.
~Shelley’s Book Case

The author’s engaging writing style, both as Gayle Trent and in the Embroidery Shop Mysteries as Amanda Lee makes each book a yummy layer to the cake that is its series. (Truth be told here, I read Wicked Stitch multiple times and I can see that happening with Killer Wedding Cake as well.
~Back Porchervations

Trent does a great job of keeping all the parts moving and coming together with unexpected (and sometimes humorous) twists and turns.
~Christa Reads and Writes

I enjoyed the plot and appreciated the interesting characters in the novel.

This book was fast moving and definitely kept you on your feet…
~Community Bookstop

killer-wedding-cake-web-copy-200x300Killer Wedding Cake
(Daphne Martin Cake Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher: Grace Abraham Publishing (June 21, 2015)
Paperback: 214 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0974109091
E-Book ASIN: B0105201F6



Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.

Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered, Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation. Now she must track down Todd’s killer before she becomes the next victim. Can she still make it to the church on time?


About The Author –

Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop.


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August 4 –fuonlyknewReview
August 5 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
August 6 –Queen of All She Reads – Review
August 6Moonlight Rendezvous – Review
August 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
August 8 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
August 9 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
August 10 – Back Porchervations – Review
August 11 – MysteriesEtc – Review
August 12 – Community Bookstop – Review
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August 14 – Bunny’s Review – Review
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