Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013

My other pen name--Claire Kane of Z&C Mysteries

Hi, everyone! You most likely know about me because of the BeSwitched series. I've also written a couple other YA quirky romances, BUT what I want to share with you today is my mystery series! I'm coming out in the open now as Claire Kane of Z&C Mysteries.

Z&C Mysteries star a mother and daughter, Zoey and Claire, who are amateur sleuths. Trouble just seems to follow them wherever they go! You know the type. They just happen to stumble upon major mysteries :) But this duo is ready for any surprise, even if that means they have to beat up bad guys while wearing their favorite high heels. Zoey and Claire also balance each other out. Zoey, the mother, is more wild and at times more gutsy. Claire has a keen eye for analyzing anything out of place, is more patient and calculating.

Something very important to know, if you are going to delve into this series, is they can get into some pretty outrageous situations, and there's a healthy dose of comedy. If you've read any of my YA books, you know what I mean about silliness. Some people are more into absolutely serious or dark mysteries; these aren't those mysteries.

I feel comfortable coming out in the open, here on my page that mostly advertises my YA books, because Z&C Mysteries is a clean mystery series! So these are rated PG. If you're like me, you enjoy cleaner stories that are filled with fast-paced fun. This doesn't mean Zoey and Claire don't date--they love men (unless they're talking about their exes)! And they don't have a certain "type." So, the little bits of romance thrown in are just some added, clean fun.

Oh, oh, oh! I can't forget to also let you know the funnest part of all this! I co-write this series with my mother! You can see how we thought up the mother-daughter team :) And there are bits of each character that are true to life, when it comes to us. My mom is glamorous and has led a more wild life than me, for instance. I'm very business-minded like Claire. By the time my mom and I finish one of our adventures, we feel like we really just went through it together. It's a fun experience for the two of us. We also decided to use the characters' names as our pen names, so that explains that little anomaly. Anywho, check these stories out--they're plenty fun.

The Riddles of Hillgate is on sale at Amazon for 99 cents. Each story has a stand-alone plot.