Linda P. Kozar

Linda Kozar, is a successful author of over 22 traditional and indie-published books, speaker, and podcast host of Chat Noir Mystery & Suspense and Network Coordinator for the Along Came A Writer Network on BlogTalk Radio. Recipient of ACFW’s Mentor of the Year award 2007, she founded The Woodlands Texas chapter of ACFW, is currently on the board of the Christian Authors Network and is a member of Chi Libris, ACFW, RWA, AWSA. Linda and her husband of 28 years, Michael live in The Woodlands, Texas and enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters, wonderful son-in-law and their spunky Jack Russell Terrier, Gypsy.

Calliope Ducharme is as breathtaking as the beautiful women in the portraits she paints. The young woman moves back to post WWII New Orleans shortly before her 21stbirthday to claim her inheritance and pursue studies in Paris. But her aunt dies suddenly, and her remaining guardian, Uncle Bernard delays the proceedings. Frustrated, she hires childhood acquaintance Louis Russo, now a handsome, ambitious attorney to represent her. Together they fight to win her estate and, in the process, unmask dreadful secrets about her uncle, who is poised to ascend to the throne as King of Carnival. Though she resists falling in love with Louis, Calliope’s heart begins to soften. Fragmented memories awaken in Calliope when she moves back into her childhood home, memories that flood her canvases, but she cannot make sense of. And her faith, long-buried with the loss of her beloved parents, springs to life again. But time is running out for Calliope as sinister forces conspire to destroy her reputation and her very life. Will she lose the man she dares to love? AMAZON

Kaye Preston, a young software developer, relocates to her hometown in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in favor of a less frenetic lifestyle and decides to room with an old high school friend. Reviving a friendship from the past makes Kaye wonder what it would be like seeing her old high school sweetheart, Beau Townsend. But that reunion is put on hold when Kaye meets the hot mail carrier her new roommate has been pursuing. Kaye is instantly mesmerized by Donovan’s “bulk” muscles and “certified” good looks. To her surprise, he delivers a mysterious letter from Beau, and takes a shine to Kaye, much to Raelene’s disappointment. Which man will be her “priority male,” and which will fail the fragile, liquid, perishable, or potentially-hazardous test? AMAZON