My guest is Holly Jacobs who has written a fun story in new series she has decided to self-publish. Holly tells some heartwarming stories and usually employing a good sense of humor. I haven’t read one of her stories I haven’t enjoyed. This one, though, with a reoccurring central character who finds all sorts of trouble and mysteries to solve, well, I’m really going to enjoy reading this series.
I have written for a lot of publisher and a lot of lines, but all my books have had one commonality...they were romances. Some were comedies, some just humorous, and some very serious. But they all centered on two characters meeting, falling in love and overcoming obstacles in order to be together.
For me, things changed when I met Quincy Mac. She is a divorced, thirty-eight year old mother of three teens. She moved from Erie, PA (come on, if you've read my books, you knew I had to tie Erie into it) to LA, hoping to become the next big star. Instead…she became a maid.
It might not be what she expected, but Quincy's built a wonderful life. Until... (come on, you know there had to be an until!) the day she accidentally cleans a murder scene and a particularly hunky cop questions her. Now, most people, even if they accidentally cleaned not only the murder scene, but also the murder weapon, would sit back and let the cops figure out who the real murderer is. But not Quincy Mac. You see, she has an uncle who was wrongly accused of a crime and spent two years in jail before the cops figured out he was innocent. Quincy can't go to jail. She has three boys to raise. She's going to be maid-of-honor in her best friend's wedding. And she's absolutely sure she's not someone who's meant to have a tattoo. So, she sets out to find the real killer. As she does, she finds a potential romance with the cop who’s trying to send her to death row…talk about obstacles that need to be overcome!
Right now, Quincy’s story only available for Kindle. (I hope to have it on other platforms sometime in the future. And there are two more Maid in LA Mysteries…Dusted, which should be out this fall. (This time Quincy’s not solving a mystery to keep herself out of jail, but to save her business’s reputation!) and Spruced Up (a Christmas novella—Quincy heads home to Erie, PA for Christmas and finds another mystery to solve!).
PS. Here are a few unbiased reviews:
“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 laugh…so do her books.” ~Holly’s favorite daughter*
*DISCLAIMER: Holly has three daughters…she has no favorites.
STEAMED-A Maid in LA Mystery
Cleaning is Murder on the Manicure
Quincy Mac went to Hollywood with stars in her eyes. Twenty years later, she's not a star, but she's built a good life. She's got friends, three boys she loves and a thriving cleaning business. That's right, she's a co-owner of Mac'Cleaners, LA's premiere maid service.
Her ex and his newest wife take the boys on summer vacation and Quincy's imagining a quiet night with ice cream and a chick flick. She just has one last cleaning job to finish first. But there's a problem...a dead body in the bedroom.
Turns out, she's steamed and cleaned a murder scene. Quincy's a suspect. She sets out to find the real killer before she ends up in prison for a murder she didn't commit. Excerpt