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About Denise Jaden
Denise Jaden is a co-writer for the Rosa Reed Mystery Series by Lee Strauss. The Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Capers will be releasing throughout the year. Her young adult novels include Never Enough, Foreign Exchange, A Christmas Kerril, Avalanche, and The Living Out Loud Series. Her non-fiction books for writers include Writing with a Heavy Heart, Fast Fiction, and Story Sparks.
In her spare time, she homeschools her son, acts with the Vancouver film industry, and dances with a Polynesian dance troupe. She lives just outside Vancouver, Canada with her husband, son (a budding filmmaker), and one very spoiled cat.
Find out more at denisejaden.com.
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Perfect for fans of Molly Fitz and Christy Barritt...
An eye witness to a murder, a crush-worthy cop who needs her help, and a cat with a hunch. What could possibly go wrong?
Mallory Beck isn’t in the habit of involving herself in local politics, but when she supports a new friend at a Ministry of Education meeting and the main speaker is found dead on the steps of the Town Hall, she finds herself smack-dab in the middle of another murder investigation. Her cat, Hunch, who loves a good mystery, is thrilled, and as usual, helps her discover the first clue.
Mallory’s clever friend and former pre-teen crush, Alex, is on the case. He was recently promoted to detective within the Honeysuckle Grove Police Department, but when he’s paired with a lackadaisical superior who continually botches investigations, Mallory and her famously delicious baking comes to the rescue.
After all, the easiest way to a suspect’s truth might just be through their stomach.
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An unlucky amateur sleuth, an adorable cop, and a cat with a hunch…
If anyone had told Mallory Beck she would become Honeysuckle Grove’s next unschooled detective, she would have thought they were ten noodles short of a lasagna. Her late husband had been the mystery novelist with a penchant for the suspicious. She was born for the Crock-Pot, not the magnifying glass, and yet here she is elbow deep in fettuccine, cat treats, and teenagers with an attitude, the combination of which lands her smack-dab in the middle of a murder investigation.
Maybe she should have thought twice about delivering a casserole to a grieving family. Maybe she should have avoided the ever-changing green eyes of her seventh-grade crush—now the most heart-stopping cop in town. Maybe she should have stopped listening to the insightful mewls of her antagonistic cat, Hunch, who most likely wants her to be the town’s next murder victim.
Whatever the case, Mallory Beck got herself into this investigation, and she has a distraught teenage girl counting on her to deliver the truth.
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★★★★★ Praise for Denise Jaden's writing: ★★★★★
“A riveting and emotional story.” ~ The Compulsive Reader
“...A remarkable first novel.” ~ CM Magazine
“Pitch-perfect portrayals of high school social life.” ~ School Library Journal
“A poignant important book.” ~ C.K. Kelly Martin, author of Yesterday
“A stellar debut…A tour-de-force of emotion and surprising humor.” ~ Wicked Awesome Books
“Highly recommended.” ~ Library Media Connection
“Honest, gut-wrenching, and oh so beautiful.” ~ Eileen Cook, author of You Owe Me a Murder
“Harrowing and inspiring.” ~ Publishers Weekly
“Raw and unforgettable.” ~ Tara Kelly, author of Amplified
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A heated religious argument. A murder that isn’t as obvious as it seems. A first date gone very, very wrong.
Mallory Beck didn’t expect to start dating her detective friend and childhood crush, Alex Martinez. At the very least, after her husband’s recent death, she didn’t expect to date someone she really likes so soon. But it isn’t a real date anyway. It’s a Bible Study, and she has some questions about God, not to mention the pressing need to escape her recently-freeloading father for an evening. Besides, how heated could things get at a Bible Study?
The heat, it turns out, burns between two other attendees, who can’t stop arguing their theology. When one storms out of the meeting early and then later turns up dead, Alex and Mallory find themselves at the heart of another murder investigation.
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A secret social media account, a novelist with a hunch, and the sleuth who unravels the mystery…
When newlywed Mallory Beck helps her bestselling-mystery-novelist husband get his sea legs on social media, she’s surprised to find @CooperBeckAuthor already pumping up his writing and offering a secret new Christmas story to paying subscribers. Is Cooper lying to her about his inexperience and aversion to social media? And if not, where is this imitator getting photos and videos of Cooper that even Mallory has never seen? When she investigates further, and the clues she uncovers hit—quite literally—too close to home, she is determined to get to the truth.
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Murder has such a sting!
If anyone had told Mallory Beck she would become Honeysuckle Grove's next amateur sleuth, she would have thought they were ten walnuts short of a brownie. Her late husband had been the mystery novelist with a penchant for the suspicious. She was born for the muffin pan, not the binoculars, and yet here she was, having just solved her first murder case. It had all started with delivering a casserole to a grieving family and finished with the help of a sarcastic teenager, a cop with kind-hearted green eyes, and a cat with a hunch.
Maybe she should have thought twice about delivering another casserole. But this one was for the potluck at the annual church picnic, and what could possibly go wrong at a picnic?
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Anyone who has been hamster-wheeling a story idea for years or has hundreds of pages exploring various approaches on their hard drive knows that there must be a better way. There is. Young adult novelist Denise Jaden shows exactly how to create the captivating stories that prevent dispiriting wasted time. Busting the "visitation from the muses" myth, she shows that inspiration is a skill writers can learn by understanding how story ideas work (or don't), fertilizing the ground for fresh and sound ideas, and moving swiftly through stuck points. Practical and inspiring, Jaden's approach celebrates the imaginative sparks that make innovations of all kinds possible while pinpointing the precise tools writers need to fan their unique creative flames.
When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don’t know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.
As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith’s final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.
When cranky Kerril is forced into the lead role of her school’s Christmas play, she has no idea of the haunted happenings that will follow. She wants to be left alone this Christmas, but a handsome ghost has other ideas.
Now, for one crazy December, the past, present, and future will flirt with Kerril's plans.
Maybe she’s not the Scrooge she thinks she is.
Maybe Santa’s bringing romance this year.
You’ll love this Christmas fantasy because it will bring back memories of sweet first kisses. Grab your copy today and unravel this gift!
Loann’s always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire’s ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special…even if that means betraying her sister.
But as Loann slips inside Claire’s world, she discovers that everything is not as it seems. Claire’s quest for perfection is all-consuming, and comes at a dangerous price. And Loann is frightened she could lose the sister she’s always idolized.
As Claire increasingly withdraws from friends and family, Loann struggles to understand her and make amends. Can she heal their relationship—and her sister—before it’s too late?
RUNAWAYS. ROMANCE. A ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP.
Guarded and angry at humanity, Kass has nowhere safe to go for the next three weeks. She recoils from Eli's gentle patience, while accepting his not-quite invitation to join their band tour. He gets her, though, and he is the only person to ever make it past her cutting back talk.
But she's a life-hardened punk who won't get along with the rest of the band. He's a sensitive guitar player. Sparks will fly as they try to meet in the middle on their rock and roll road trip.
Roadie, Track Two in a new upper YA Series, features page-turning band drama, sizzling romance, and nuanced characters. If you like Rainbow Rowell and Gayle Forman, you'll love Denise Jaden's new series.
Buy Roadie today and hit the road with some unforgettable characters./
When Kass's family members go missing one by one, she enlists the smartest guy she knows to help find them. Unfortunately for her, underneath his brains and indifference are some dark secrets and a whole lot of distracting sexy.
Can Kass keep her head together long enough to rescue her family members from their captors—the truly dangerous and crazy ones?
Gritty, vulnerable, and rife with secrecy, Outcast is the first book in a new upper YA series for fans of Gayle Forman and Rainbow Rowell. If you enjoyed the misfit attraction in Eleanor & Park, you'll love this new raw and real series.