Monday, June 20, 2016

Books We Love's Tantalizing Talent ~ Author Sandy Semerad

Sandy Semerad has been making up stories in her head since childhood. She was born in Geneva, Alabama, to an eccentric, talented mother and entrepreneurial father. Her dad died when she was seven, and after he passed her mother’s Viking spirit compelled her to travel, taking her two daughters hither and yon, far outside the confines of their small Alabama town. Sandy earned a journalism degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has worked as a model, newspaper reporter, broadcaster, columnist and news editor. She has two grown daughters, Rene and Andrea and a granddaughter Cody. She and husband Larry live in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with P-Nut, their spoiled Shih Tzu and wayward cat, “Miss Kitty.”

Books We Love has published three of Sandy’s novels: SEX, LOVE, & MURDER (Mystery); HURRICANE HOUSE (Mystery); A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES (Romantic Thriller) 

Her latest novel, A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES, is based on a murder trial she covered as a newspaper reporter in Atlanta.

Warning: It contains steamy Romance.

A Message in the Roses is both lovely and exciting, a nail biter to the quick. It brings a delightful combination of journalistic craft and romantic prose that warms the heart and steams up the room,” says Dave Straub former CNN anchor, white House reporter and NBC Presidential Advisor.

Sandy’s second book, HURRICANE HOUSE, is set in a Florida Fishing Village. A hurricane strikes the fishing village while a murder is at large. Protagonist Maeva Larson is a catastrophe investigation. She suspects some of the deaths aren’t hurricane related.5 out of 5 starsAn excellent pick for mystery fans, not to be overlooked,” By Midwest Book Review 

Sandy’s first book SEX, LOVE & MURDER (previously Mardi Gravestone) combines the mystique of Mardi Gras with the soulful spirit of New Orleans, adds a suspicious accident, a plot against the U. S. President, a mysterious suitcase and a crystal necklace from a graveyard psychic. "A very intriguing mystery," says Romantic Times.

Both HURRICANE HOUSE and SEX, LOVE & MURDER feature the same crystal necklace. Question to readers: Do you think the necklace has magical powers?