See It First: N.M. Howell, Katherine Hayton, and Shea Macleod

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Bewitch You A Merry Christmas by N.M. Howell

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Nothing like a little murder to spice up the holidays.
Life was finally starting to feel normal for young witch River Halloway. She just got promoted to head journalist at the Brimstone Press, and she was looking forward to having a quiet Christmas at home with her new official boyfriend, Jordan. That is, until two mysterious ghosts randomly appear in her bedroom on Christmas Eve morning, and the only thing they remember is that River is meant to be the next victim. Now, not only does River have to spend her holidays solving the mystery of who these ghosts are and how they were killed, but she must find the killer before the killer finds her and turns her into the next victim.


Exclusive All I Want For Xmas by Katherine Hayton

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Time is running out . . .

Christchurch Police are searching for a runaway toddler on a heat-struck Christmas morning. Fears for young Emily’s safety are well-placed: her parent’s home is situated between a river and a row of abandoned, earthquake-damaged houses.

When an eye-witness reports a man escorting a young girl away from the scene, a new specter raises its head. Can Detective Ngaire Blakes beat the ticking time-bomb and rescue Emily before Christmas Day descends from a celebration into a nightmare?


The Poison in the Pudding by Shea Macleod

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With a book deadline looming and Christmas fast approaching, the last thing Viola Roberts has time for is a party. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what she gets roped into by the Mayor of Astoria. Party planning it is. Complete with Christmas puddings.

Everything is humming along just fine when suddenly the guests begin to drop like flies! With both her reputation and her favorite Christmas cookies threatened, Viola has no time to waste. She’s got to find the poisoner before somebody ends up dead.

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