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Jana DeLeon

Teoksen Louisiana Longshot tekijä

76 teosta 4,608 jäsentä 211 arvostelua 5 Favorited

Tietoja tekijästä

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Jana DeLeon is a former CFO who jumped off the corporate ladder to write books. She writes The Miss Fortune Mystery Series, Shaye Archer Series, and The Ghost-in-Law Series. näytä lisää Jana also wrote stand-alone titles Unlucky and Rumble on the Bayou. Several of Jana's books are also Indy bestsellers. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimen: Jana Deleon


Tekijän teokset

Louisiana Longshot (2013) 589 kappaletta, 32 arvostelua
Trouble in Mudbug (2009) 544 kappaletta, 34 arvostelua
Malevolent (2015) 268 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Lethal Bayou Beauty (2013) 170 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Mischief in Mudbug (2009) 158 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Rumble on the Bayou (2006) 145 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Swamp Sniper (2013) 130 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Showdown in Mudbug (2010) 128 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Swamp Team 3 (2014) 114 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Unlucky (2007) 112 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Gator Bait (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (Volume 5) (2014) 104 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Soldiers of Fortune (2015) 97 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Hurricane Force (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (Volume 7) (2015) 96 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Fortune Hunter (2016) 93 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Later Gator (2016) 80 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Hook, Line, and Blinker (2017) 78 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Change of Fortune (2018) 77 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Resurrection in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series) (2013) 77 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Reel of Fortune (2018) 69 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Swamp Spook (2018) 67 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Cajun Fried Felony (2019) 60 kappaletta
Fortune Furlough (2019) 58 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Swamp Santa (2019) 55 kappaletta
Missing in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series) (Volume 5) (2013) 53 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Swamp Sweets (2021) 51 kappaletta
Bullets and Beads (Miss Fortune Mysteries) (2020) 50 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dead Man Talking (2017) 49 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Gators and Garters (Miss Fortune Mysteries) (2020) 49 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Sinister (2016) 48 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Chaos in Mudbug (1704) 47 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Diabolical (2016) 40 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Swamp Spirits (2022) 36 kappaletta
The Lost Girls of Johnson's Bayou (2012) 34 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Wicked (2017) 34 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing (2013) 33 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Clue Krewe (Miss Fortune Mysteries) (2023) 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Bayou Bodyguard (2011) 32 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Fortune Teller (Miss Fortune Mysteries Book 25) (2023) 31 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wrong Side of Forty (2020) 30 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Secret of Cypriere Bayou (2011) 30 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Betrayed (2013) 29 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Accused (2013) 29 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Rose and Helena Save Christmas (2014) 28 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Reckoning (2012) 28 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Unseen (2017) 26 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ghost-in-Law Boxset (2010) 25 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Awakening (2012) 24 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Reunion [and] The Secret of Cypriere Bayou (2013) 24 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Vanishing (2012) 23 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Dreadful (2018) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Miss Fortune Series: Books 1-3 (2015) 18 kappaletta
Damned (2019) 18 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Backrush (2021) 15 kappaletta
Adrift (A Tempest Island Novel) (2022) 9 kappaletta
Secrets, Lies, and Alibis: 7 Cozy Mysteries (2017) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Summer on Seeker's Island : Anthology (2013) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Reunion (1647) 4 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
To Die For (Boxed Set 8-in-1) (2013) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Eight Maids a' Missing (2013) 3 kappaletta
Unsavory (2014) 3 kappaletta
Trouble in Lovebug 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Beet! 1 kappale

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Well-done conclusion to the series. Though it can be read as a stand-alone, reading the previous books gives a more detailed history of the events leading up to this one.

Joelle is the middle sister and the final one to return to Calais to claim her inheritance. She is a social worker who helps women escape their abusive husbands. When she learns of her inheritance and its conditions, Joelle takes it as an opportunity to escape the threats of a husband desperate to find his wife. She's excited to reunite with her sisters but nervous about staying in the house. Scenes from her childhood haunt her, and she doesn't know if they are real or the imaginings of a frightened child.

Tyler is the son of estate lawyer William Duhan. He recently left the Marine Corps and is in the process of starting his own security company. While waiting for the paperwork to process, Tyler's father talks him into providing bodyguard services to Joelle. He's not happy about it, but he'll do it for his dad.

Trouble starts as soon as Joelle moves in. Threats, mysterious intruders, and terrifying visions arouse Tyler's protective instincts. His determination to protect himself can't withstand Joelle's effect on his heart. Joelle wasn't looking for a relationship, but she couldn't deny the feelings Tyler roused in her.

The suspense of the story was excellent. The depths of their stepfather's evil actions were slowly revealed, leaving the three women wondering about their mother's death. A shocking discovery at the beginning of this book leads to more questions than answers. There are also attacks on Joelle and intruders who are clearly searching for something. As the incidents intensified, I was glued to the pages, anxious to get to the truth. The twists and turns of the final chapters kept me guessing, but I never expected the surprise at the end.
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scoutmomskf | Jul 15, 2024 |
Good continuation of the series. In this book, it is the youngest daughter's turn to claim her inheritance by staying on the mansion's property for two weeks. Everyone hopes that the problems in book one (The Accused) have been resolved and that it will be uneventful. Alas, that is not the case. This book is full of secrets - some will be exposed, and others will not.

Danae got the short end of the stick when her stepfather gave her to a relative to raise. The woman was a drunk and an addict, and Danae's childhood was miserable. When her foster mother died, Danae was only fifteen and spent the next several years on the streets. That experience made it difficult for her to trust anyone. She came to Calais to learn more about her family but did so under an assumed name. After she received an anonymous note saying someone knew who she was, Danae revealed her identity to Alaina and the lawyer and began her claim. But strange happenings make it clear that someone doesn't want their secrets exposed.

Zach was hired to do some renovations on the mansion. No one knows that he has personal reasons for being there. A deathbed semi-confession by Zach's father has him searching for the connection between the two families.

I enjoyed seeing the relationship develop between Danae and Zach. Danae is wary and slow to trust most people, but something about Zach says she can trust him. While she cherishes her independence, she also appreciates his help. Zach is attracted to Danae but tries to resist because of his secret. But he can't deny his need to protect her when she is in danger. I liked watching them grow closer as they worked together to find answers. Ultimately, the secrets were less important than their feelings for each other.

The suspense was excellent. I was almost as invested in Danae's search as she was, curious to discover the truth about the mysterious payments. The deeper into the search she got, the more it became apparent that someone was determined to stop her. I was on the edge of my seat during the final confrontation, which had a twist that shocked everyone. The epilogue was a good wrap-up to this book and lead-in to the next with a surprise request.
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scoutmomskf | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 15, 2024 |
A book that is simple entertainment. I liked the characters, and I laughed out loud in several places. There was Suspense, and I wondered how the book would end, but it was perfect. This is the first in a long series.
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hobbitprincess | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 16, 2024 |
Good book that kept me guessing to the end. Alaina is a lawyer who, along with her two sisters, has inherited a house in the tiny town of Calais, Louisiana. She and her sisters were separated and sent away by their stepfather after their mother died. The stepfather has recently died, and the terms of their mother's will state that each girl must live in the house for two weeks before they can inherit. Alaina had just been passed over for a promised promotion at work and decided to take those two weeks to reevaluate her future.

Carter is the sheriff of Calais and, as a favor to a family friend, agreed to supervise Alaina's adherence to the terms of the will. As a cop, the last thing he wants to do is babysit a big city defense lawyer. He's none too happy when his first glimpse of Alaina triggers an unwelcome attraction. But when strange things happen, he's determined to keep her safe.

The suspense of this story kept me hooked from start to finish. Strange sounds, evidence that someone has been in the house with her, topped off by a possible ghost, have Alaina and Carter on edge. Then, they learn that trouble may have followed her from Baton Rouge. This story had multiple twists, sometimes with more questions than answers, as they tried to identify the culprit. The building tension kept me glued to the pages with a surprising conclusion. Though the immediate mystery was solved, some unanswered questions remain for the following books in the series.

I enjoyed watching the development of Alaina and Carter's relationship. Neither was looking for it, but the sparks between them were undeniable. Carter is a good guy who takes his job seriously. Despite the professional antipathy between cops and defense lawyers, he finds it easy to connect with Alaina. He is protective while still respecting her abilities and independence. Alaina is strong and independent, but she isn't stupid. I liked that she didn't take unnecessary risks. Carter and Alaina grew closer as they worked together to identify the threat, but initially, they weren't looking at a future together. But when the final confrontation was over, they realized they didn't want to be apart.

I'm curious now to read the other books and see how the series turns out.
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scoutmomskf | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 17, 2024 |


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