Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fireworks in South Cove

By Jill Gardner from ROCKETS' DEAD GLARE by Lynn Cahoon

It's summer here in South Cove. We're a tourist town on the central California coast so this is our busiest season.  Tourists come in by the bus load starting on Wednesday and we're slammed through the weekend. The only day I get off unless I take vacation is Monday. Which is just about enough time to grocery shop, clean the house, and buy dog food for my golden retriever, Emma.

Owning a shop is a brutal way to make a living sometimes, you never know what you're going to bring home after paying employees, book stock, coffee, and desserts. But I love it. Probably because I love the people who work for me and those who think I work for them. Yes, I'm talking about my Aunt Jackie. I'm not sure what I'd do without her now that she's part of my life. Day in and day out.

Anyway, like I said, we're busy getting ready for the fourth of July festival coming up next week. Today we have the monthly  business to business meeting at my shop. I would have cancelled but the mayor wanted us to hear from the fire chief, Barry Gleason. I guess he has some summer safety talk that we've all probably heard a hundred times.

I've got to go. But if you're in South Cove, stop by Coffee, Books, and More. I'll buy you a coffee and we can catch up.


ROCKETS' DEAD GLARE releases June 5th - next Tuesday. Grab your copy now...

As sunny South Cove, California, gears up for their annual Fourth of July celebrations, a local murder threatens to kill the fireworks . . .
South Cove’s local businesses are up in arms after volunteer fire chief Barry Gleason threatens to shut down anyone who doesn’t comply with the fire code. But when Barry schedules a training burn in an old abandoned barn, he is the only one who doesn't come out alive. Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—smells murder in the ashes. She’ll have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse—or else everyone’s holiday will end with a fizzle . . . 


  1. "ROCKETS' DEAD GLARE" sounds like a great read and has been added to my TBR list.

  2. I'd love to visit Coffee, Books, and More & the town of South Cove, even during super busy tourist season.

    1. Me too. Can't you imagine walking through or sitting on Jill's couch with a cookie and a mocha and a great book in your hand? Sigh...

  3. Sounds great and wish I could visit there. Already added to my tbr list.

  4. Thanks Eileen. I love visiting South Cove, even if it's in my head while I'm writing. I can feel the sand between my toes.