Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kim Frost -- A New Voice in Mystery

Kimberly Frost is about 10 days away from her debut as a novelist, but the book -- WOULD-BE WITCH from Berkley -- has already started garnering raves -- and sales.

Here's the blurb on her first offering in the Southern Witch series: "The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket-an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul-is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a warning: stay away from Lyons.

In its January 13th newsletter to thousands of mystery fans all over the world, number one mystery bookstore Murder By the Book gave WOULD-BE WITCH a rousing recommendation:
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And here's a teaser of a new book due in three weeks from a Houston author...
Would-Be Witch (by Kimberly Frost; Berkley; trade paperback original; $14) Frost's debut novel is the first in a "Southern Witch" series, and it could not be more fun! Tammy Jo is to witchcraft what Stephanie Plum is to bailbonding or Wollie Shelley is to greeting cards. In this book, Tammy Jo starts to come into her witchly powers, years later than anyone in her family has ever come into their magic, and finds herself battling werewolves with two gorgeous men who want her, her ex-husband who is skeptical about all things magical and Bryn Lyons, a witch who her family told her to stay away from. A wonderful first book -- I can't wait to see more from Frost! Houstonian Kimberly Frost will have a book launch party here at Murder By The Book, Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m., the day after the book goes on sale. To order or reserve these or any other books, please call 1-888-4Agatha. The website is

To visit Kim's website, click on the headline KIM FROST -- A NEW VOICE IN MYSTERY.

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