ABOUT THE BOOKTwin sister divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have had their fill of heartaches and headaches. They settle down in the small Louisiana town of Sugar Ledge and open a remodeling and repair company, thinking they’ve finally found some peace—even though Eve is still open for romance while Sunny considers her own heart out-of-business. Eve urges her sister to find love again, and Sunny protests, until she secretly finds herself falling for the man Eve has decided is her own soulmate. But soon their newest customer ends up face-down in a pond near a seating area they created, and his widow is found dead not long afterward. Unfortunately, Sunny was witnessed having an unpleasant exchange with the woman, and suspicion falls on her. Then an attempt is made on Eve’s life, and the sisters find themselves pulled into a murder mystery they need to learn how to navigate. With a town of prying eyes on them, and an unknown culprit out to stop them, Sunny and Eve will have to depend on each other like never before to keep the hammer of death from slamming on one of them.
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A Fatal Romance is book 1 in the twin sisters mystery series. Book 2, Dead On The Bayou, will be out in the fall, following by book 3, Saving Mom.
Author June Shaw lives near the bayous and swamps of south Louisiana. A native southerner, she loves being surrounded by her large family. They and her faith and friends are most important to her. Multi-published, she has represented her state on the board of Mystery Writers of America for a number of years. She cheers like crazy when the Saints and LSU play and jumps around with gold pompoms and kisses everyone in her den when they score. June has never seen a gator crossing her yard, although that doesn’t mean none have when she wasn’t looking.
She has dated Bob, a jovial Cajun who’s a terrific cook, for decades. Both previously married with a bunch of children and grandchildren, they live a few blocks apart and see each other daily. It works! Although she prepares a few dishes, normally Bob brings over wonderful stews and gumbos and jambalayas. Here is a dish he created that Sunny knows is Eve’s favorite. While Eve picks mostly on diet tidbits and doesn’t cook much, Sunny does enjoy cooking and prepares this for Eve when she needs her to come over.
SHRIMP CREOLE2 t. cooking oil
1 lg. onion
1 clove garlic
¼ green pepper
1 T. flour
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 cans water
2 T. parsley
2 lbs. peeled shrimp
Salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
Heat oil over medium heat.
Add onion and cook until soft.
Stir in green pepper and garlic; sauté 2 minutes.
Blend in flour. Add sauce and cook 5 minutes.
Stir in water, shrimp, parsley, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Serve over cooked rice and enjoy.
ABOUT THE AUTHORFrom the bayou country of South Louisiana, June Shaw previously sold a series of humorous mysteries to Five Star, Harlequin, and Untreed Reads. Publishers Weekly praised her debut, Relative Danger, which became a finalist for the David Award for Best Mystery of the Year. A hybrid author who has published other works, she has represented her state on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter for many years and continued to serve as the Published Author Liaison for Romance Writers of America’s Southern Louisiana chapter. She gains inspiration for her work from her faith, family, and friends, including the many readers who urge her on.
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