Friday, September 13, 2013

Dusted: A Maid in LA Mystery Book #2

After more than fifty romance novels, I've made a move this year to...mysteries.  My first mystery, Steamed: A Maid in LA Mystery, came out in July to rave reviews.  Well, the reviews were by my family and weren't all raves...unless you count raving mad.  My family is...funny.

"Hey, at least it's not a romance." Holly's son. 
"Dear God, not another cop character.  Any police procedural inaccuracies are all Holly's.  They are not the fault of her personal police models.  Of course, the fact that she portrays cops as hunks is totally accurate." Holly's husband and two brothers (aka...the cops)
*"Holly is a fantastic writing talent...not that I'm biased."
~Holly's favorite daughter*
*"Holly Jacobs is an auto-buy for me.  Not that I buy her books...she gives them to me."
~Holly's favorite daughter*
*"Holly makes me do her books."  ~Holly's favorite daughter*
Holly has three daughters...she has no favorites.


Yeah...funny, aren't they?

This week the second book in the series comes out, Dusted: A Maid in LA Mystery.  Since my family was so helpful reviewing the first book, I went to my friends to review the second book.  You see, my first sale to Harlequin was to their Duets line—their comedy line.  And through that book, I met the most wonderful group of writers who have become some of my nearest and dearest friends.  So when I went to them and asked them for reviews, they jumped right on the reviewing bandwagon.

"When someone asks what you did today, just say, "DUSTED."  They don't have to know it's a delightfully sparkling Maid in LA mystery by Holly Jacobs, now do they?"
~Jenn McKinlay, NYT bestselling author of the Library Lovers mysteries and the Cupcake Bakery mysteries 

"If this thoroughly delightful, smart, and funny gem is the only book you read this year--you need to read a lot more often."

 ~Isabel Sharpe, Half-Hitched, Harlequin Blaze

"Thank God she finally found a legal outlet for those weird urges of hers." 
~Carolyn Greene, Finding Favor, Finding Faith series #1, Harlequin Love Inspired

"Clever and fast-paced, Jacobs' DUSTED has the impact of a plane swiftly eliminating vermin from a cornfield." ~Anonymous

"Dead bodies in bedrooms, stolen art?? Oh, my, how amusing. I, um, have to tell you, Holly, that as much as I have loved sharing a hotel bedroom with you at many a writing conference, my nerves are too--um, my schedule's too full to be able to room with you anymore.  Seriously, Holly's one of the funniest women I know. And she's a darned good roommate to boot!"
Nancy Warren,  Frosted Shadow, A Toni Diamond Mystery

With friends and family like this, how could I possibly go wrong??  LOL

I hope you all will check out Quincy and her friends.  And watch out in November.  Quincy's got a holiday novella coming out.  You see, she's going home to Erie, PA for Christmas in Spruced Up: A Maid in LA Holiday Mystery.

If anyone has any other "cleaning" sort of titles, I'd love to start a list for future books.  Because I don't think Quincy's done quite yet!



Kaelee said...

Hi Holly ~ I'm really going to have to start reading ebooks. How about Mopped Up.

HollyJacobs said...


I am so enjoying writing these books, but I feel bad to inconvenience some readers. The only good thing is, the Kindle app is available for free for a lot of platforms. And I love Mopped Up! Thanks!!


Laurie G said...

Swept, Vacuumed,Washed, Dried, Shined, Waxed, Straightened, Picked Up, Cleaned, Polished, Rubbed, Scrubbed

HollyJacobs said...

Laurie, Thanks! You are definitely someone who has their cleaning down! I already did a version of "waxed' with my first Harlequin, I Waxed My Legs for This? LOL


Michele L. said...

How about -
Dusted Dust Bunnies
Flushed Away
Polished Prints

Brain is tired, LOL! Anyway, have fun with picking titles! Your books are so funny Holly! Love them! I have a Kindle and have over 300 books donwloaded. Thanks for the shout out on your new book!

HollyJacobs said...

Thanks for the suggestions, Michele! I love the titles! And my Kindle is pretty well loaded, too! It's so handy when I'm traveling...I never run out of books!