Poisoned Primrose is 99c from Jan 26 – Feb 16!
Autistic, asexual, and almost forty, Pineapple “Motts” Mottley flees London with her cat and turtle to a quaint cottage in Cornwall. She craves the peace of life in a small village. The dead body buried in her garden isn’t quite what she had in mind, though.
Will Motts survive the onslaught of murderously bad luck?
Can she solve the mystery before it all spins out of control and off a cliff?
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Cosplay Killer is 99c from November 25 – 30th
Ghost Light Killer is 2.99 from November 25 – 30th
Crown Court Killer is 2.99 from November 25 – 30th
“I really enjoy reading Dahlia Donovan’s cozy mysteries because they remind me of a mash-up of Father Brown, Agatha Christie and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Since I’ve fallen down the MM rabbit hole, I haven’t read MF romance. I was pleased to discover that Motts was written as an asexual, autistic character and this book reads more as a whodunnit than a romance novel. Loved it!”
~ Love Wins on Amazon 5 Stars
(Image by fiach from Pixabay)
I hate the question. Where do I find inspiration? It’s one of those open-ended questions that causes my mind to go blank. Just…blank. No ideas. Nothing.
So I thought I’d share where I got the initial inspiration for a few of my different books.
– the Blackbird Series: a crazy dream I had the week before NaNoWriMo started.
– After the Scrum: I made the mistake of watching 7 Nation rugby a week before NaNoWriMo one year.
– Royal Marine: Bake Off. Seriously. I binge-watched a few seasons of it, and Akash sprung from that.
– One Last Heist: Ocean’s Eleven.
– Motts: Motts was inspired by two things. One, the idea of someone naming their child after the food they crave while pregnant. Two, the series Rosemary & Thyme.
– My current WIP is inspired by Britain’s Secret Treasures, a show all about the artifacts people find while using metal detectors.
– Cosplay Killer was inspired in part by this:
– Pure Dumb Luck: I saw a news story about someone winning the lottery and sharing it with their best friend.
If you’re an author, where do you find inspiration for your books?
“Dannel and Osian have a beautiful relationship, and it almost doesn’t matter what they’re doing— planning a wedding while suffering through dealing with overly enthusiastic family members, making a true crime podcast, having dinner, solving a murder— it’s still enjoyable just to watch them interact. Their story here could stand alone, but it’s definitely worth reading the previous books (more time spent with these characters would be reason enough) as well. I love how well they fit together and how they care for and about each other, and I also love (most) of the web of supporting characters who move through their lives. This is a cozy mystery where the focus is on the characters and the chance to see them go about their lives, and somehow solve crimes along the way, and I’m absolutely here for it— I hope these guys have many more adventures to come as well.“
~ Four stars, Coffee on Amazon
“I love this series. Dannel and Osian have a wonderful relationship and I enjoy their interactions with friends and family too. The mystery, as with others in the series, has several twists and turns, and isn’t easily solved. “
~ Five Stars, Anne Barwell
(not counting her cat, turtle, and friends lol.)
More specifically, here’s a few of Motts’s favourite Christmas things.
- Mince Pies (also, my favourite holiday thing)
- Making Gifts
- Faery lights, mostly the non-flashing variety
- Holiday cardigans
- Walking with her Granddad on Christmas Eve
- Her nan’s special treats
- Vlogmas from her favourite YouTube channels
Her least favourite things:
Really, that’s it. Carolling. A nightmare for Motts.
What are your favourite holiday things?