**THE RESULTS ARE IN! I’m excited to announce Emerald Obsession WON 2nd Place, Mystery in the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) Competition! See my News page for more info.**

RPLA, 2nd Place, Mystery
RPLA, 2nd Place, Mystery

Thanks for checking out my mystery novel, Emerald Obsession. MORE GREAT NEWS! The print version is available on I’m over the moon with excitement! Now my novel is available in both print and ebook! Please click here to go to Amazon and click here for Createspace. Can’t wait for you to read it.  The reviews so far are overwhelming.



Join Lexy on an adventure that whisks her from the Caribbean to Manhattan as she fends off a ruthless killer determined to recover priceless, long-lost gems.

To tempt you further, here’s the snippet from the back cover:

Stolen pirate jewels surface, and a three-hundred-year-old vendetta ravages modern-day Manhattan.

Flying into a hurricane terrifies jewelry buyer Alexandria Nichols. But more disturbing is what she faces after obtaining the priceless emeralds—believed lost centuries ago—at a Bahamian estate auction. Lexy returns with the jewels to New York City, and havoc is unleashed. The lethal history of the gemstones reveals itself, bit by cursed bit.

Entangled in a search for the truth that spans generations, Lexy struggles to make sense of the tragedies swirling around the gems. Her investigation exposes her client’s seeming betrayal as she learns the sordid details behind the pirate jewels’ origins. When Jack Hughes, her client’s supposed nephew appears, Lexy must decide if he’s trustworthy or another player in a deadly game.

Anxiety and paranoia stalk her as she juggles work and her mounting attraction to Jack. The body count rises, forcing Lexy to rely on information from dubious sources to set a trap for the killer. She follows her intuition and discovers more than she anticipated ….

Available NOW on Amazon (ebook) and Createspace (print)!


20 thoughts on “Books

  1. Congratulations, sister. You have a hundred good reasons to feel proud.

    When can we expect a sequel?


    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Ed. The sequel is in the works! Very happy with the ideas that are brewing so far. Thanks again. –carolyn

  2. Congratulation!!!!!! I am so proud of you. You are incredible woman and so glad you become my friend. I cant wait to read it.

    1. Thanks, Monika! Your friendship, encouragement and positivity are huge blessings…thank you! –carolyn

    1. Thanks, Mich! I’m excited it’s so close to publication. Thank you for all your support…that’s huge! –carolyn

  3. Thank you, Dan. I can’t believe how close to reality the book has become. Can’t wait to complete this next leg. Thanks so much for the positive feedback! –carolyn

  4. Congratulations Carolyn. Your Mom just told me about your book. I will be ordering it right away. So happy for your success. It’ll be sure to tell Mark. All the best. So excited for you!

    1. How wonderful, Mrs. Molinari! : ) Thank you so much for your support. I think Mom is almost as excited as I am! Best to you and the family.-carolyn

  5. Congratulations , Carolyn!! Last night your mother told me about your book – she is so proud of you. I can’t wait to read it. You are an amazing woman!

    1. Wow, Mrs. Checkett, thank you for the wonderful compliment! : ) I’m so happy mom’s excited…I am, too. I really hope you enjoy the read…it was so much fun to write.-carolyn

  6. You have one proud Mom. We have been friends since 13 yrs old. Amazing young woman you are. Remember the pretty little girl in BSS school now an accomplished author. Good Luck & Happy Holidays.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Mrs. Karpeles. : ) And for taking time to visit my site and comment. You rock!

  7. Ok I fell in love with Lexie, can’t wait for the next one. Awesome story, read it in 4 days and I never do that.

    1. That’s fantastic! How cool of you…to love the characters and story so much. Thanks for reading, thanks especially for letting me know. I’m working on book 2 now. I’ll be sure to keep you posted. Have a fab week!

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