Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Book Giveaway: THE INHERITANCE by Jacqueline Seewald

I just received print copies of my forthcoming novel and want to offer several of them to readers. My latest novel, 
THE INHERITANCE, will be published by Intrigue Publishing on December 1st. The novel is a mystery that combines elements of the cozy with romance and suspense. As of now, the novel is available as a Kindle book on Amazon for pre-order as well as in a print edition:
Also available from:
as well as many other booksellers including the publisher.

Here is a little about the novel:
Jennifer Stoddard, a thirty-five-year-old widow with an eight-year-old son, receives a surprising letter which will change her life. Jennifer’s grandmother has passed away and named Jen as sole heir to her estate. To claim her inheritance she must return to Bloomingvale, the town in the Midwest where she grew up. Jen is informed by her grandmother’s attorney that to inherit she must meet the condition of living in her grandmother’s house for two years. Since the estate is substantial, she agrees. However, there are those who will stop at nothing to make certain that Jennifer does not inherit.
Excerpt:

Late that afternoon as Jen left the house and started to drive away, a strange sound whizzed across the open front car windows from the driver’s side through the passenger side. She was startled by the sound. Her heart began to pound. Jen glanced over at the thicket of overgrown shrubs and trees to the side of the grounds that led back into woodlands. Had the sound been a bullet? If so, it had nearly hit her. Her hands shook on the driver’s wheel as she took off at high speed.
One block away she heard the police siren and saw the flashing lights. She groaned. Not again! He signaled with his hand, pointing his index finger for her to pull over. It was all she could do not to burst into tears.
Grant Coleman approached the car like a gunfighter in a spaghetti western. “I thought you learned something the first time,” he said. “Guess I was wrong. License and registration.” He held out his hand with a bored, impatient gesture.
“I have a very good reason for speeding.”
The smile was more of a smirk. The man was infuriating! “I’ve heard them all, but you can try.”
“As I left my grandmother’s house, a bullet passed through my car. I had the windows rolled down. So they weren’t broken, but it just missed hitting me.”
He stared at her. “Maybe it was a kid with a Beebe gun. Are you certain it was a bullet breezing by you? How familiar are you with weapons?”
“Not familiar at all, but I know what I heard.” Jen swallowed hard. “I think someone might have intended to shoot me.”
He let out a loud laugh. “In Bloomingvale? I doubt that very much.”
“So you’re not taking this seriously?” She folded her arms over her chest.
“Admit it. You’re just looking for an excuse to keep me from writing you another ticket.” His intense gray eyes bore into her like the steel blade of a dagger.
Jen raised her chin and stiffened her spine. “You are so wrong. Why don’t you check the area near the house, just to see if you can find anything.”
“Waste of time.” He leaned toward her and she felt his breath on her cheek which caused her to shiver. “Tell you what I will do though. I won’t write you a ticket this time because that’s the most creative excuse I’ve ever heard.”
“So glad I managed to amuse you,” she said.
Jen watched him drive off. He was probably still laughing, the sexy jerk. Several people had come out of their houses and were staring at her. Jen managed to restart her car and drove off before others gathered. She certainly didn’t want to make a spectacle of herself. Letting out a shaky breath, Jen wasn’t certain now if she’d really heard what she thought she had. A professional law enforcement officer didn’t think anything of it. She supposed it might have been nothing at all. Maybe it was a child with a Beebe gun as he suggested. But try as hard as she might, Jen couldn’t convince herself.
Book Giveaway Info:
If you would like a print copy of this novel, leave a comment which includes an e-mail address and you will be included in the giveaway.  Several winners will be chosen at random and contacted no later than November 25th. Sorry, but for this print edition giveaway I’m limiting to U.S. residents.



12 comments:

  1. I'd love to read it! (you have my email) Chris V.

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  2. You are one of my favorite authors -- I would love to receive a copy of your new work.
    Email....timagor2@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Betty. I appreciate your support.

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  3. Good Morning Ms. Jacqueline. Congrats on the new book.I've already pre-ordered from Amazon. Can't wait to read. Wishing you many sales.

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    1. Thank you, Rita, I hope you enjoy the novel!

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  4. Jacqueline, your book sounds wonderful. Wish I had time to read it, but my stack is too tall and with holidays coming, would have to delay reviewing it until spring. Oddly enough, an older woman here in our small Oklahoma town did much the same thing. She willed her large old home to a niece, but the beneficiary had to live in the house for two years in order to inherit it. The inheritor was single and sought legal counsel as she did not want to give up her small, cozy, familiar home. Could she live in hers and just maintain the larger one? No, the Will said specifically that she had to physically live in the house. She stayed a year, then yielded. The estate sold it to a family about six months before the boiler in the basement exploded. The family got out and the home was repaired, but sits unoccupied these seven or eight years later.

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    1. Sharon,

      What an interesting story! Just shows truth is stranger than fiction.

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  5. Jacquie, this is my favorite kind of book! Congrats on the new publication!

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  6. I always enjoy your well-crafted books, Jacqui and this one sounds like another winner! Best wishes.

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  7. Thank you Susan. You're in the drawing.

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