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I just heard about this… The ICAD Challenge. What? It is an artistic opportunity to create a succession of projects on one index card a day! (imagine that) The challenge, hosted by Daisy Yellow Art, runs from June 1st through July 31st (61 days/61 cards). Here is a link where you can learn more!




Release Day for Golden Healer

M. J. Mallon (Marje) is thrilled to announce that her latest book, Golden Healer, The Curse of Time Book 2, is available as of TODAY! Follow the link below for ALL the information AND to share your comments/support with and for, Marje.


M J Mallon Cover Reveal

Congratulations to M J (Marje) Mallon as she prepares to launch the 2nd book in her Curse of Time YA Fantasy series.  Follow the link below for details and to give Marje your support!





GIVEAWAY:  $25 Amazon Gift Card & 1 e-book or paperback copy of one book in the Haunted Shores series (Winner’s choice).  Simply leave a comment below for your chance to win!


All Darrell Henshaw wanted was to enjoy his honeymoon with his beautiful wife, Erin, in the charming town of Crystal River on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. Only a pair of ghosts decide to intrude on their celebration. And not just any ghosts, the spirits of two young Latino children. Unwilling at first to derail the honeymoon for yet another ghost hunt, Darrell finally concedes when a painting of the kids comes alive, weeping and pleading for his help.

When he and Erin track down the artist, they discover the children’s family were migrant workers the next county over. But when they travel there, their questions about the kids get their car shot up and Erin hospitalized. Torn between fear and rage, Darrell must decide how far he will go to get justice for two young children he never even knew.



Erin Caveny is the girlfriend, fiancé, and, eventually, wife of Darrell Henshaw, the teacher/coach/ghost whisperer and hero of the award-winning Haunted Shores Mysteries. The two of them met in the first entry (and #1 Amazon Best Seller), BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE, and fell in love. Then in the second, CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY (also an Amazon Best Seller), their relationship went on the rocks for a while until they rescue it together. In the third installment out this year, SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER, Darrell and Erin have just gotten married and are heading on their honeymoon, until they get derailed by some desperate ghosts.


Q: You and Darrell just got married. Let me first say congratulations.


Erin: Thanks. We had a beautiful Christmas wedding and I’d say, an interesting honeymoon.


Q: Darrell has been interviewed several times, but readers haven’t had the chance to hear directly from you. We’re delighted to have you with us here on our blog. What would you like to share with our readers first?


Erin: Thanks so much for having me. I love the part I play in these tales, but I’m thrilled to have a voice here. I think first I’d like to say thanks to all the readers who’ve written in to say how much they enjoy my character in the stories. From their comments, it appears I have some kindred spirits out there.


Q: Can you tell us about how you met Darrell?


Erin: Sure. We were set up by our good friends, Al and Sara McClure. Al works with Darrell at the high school and Sara is an OB nurse with me. I won’t say it was love at first sight, but Darrel and I hit it off pretty quickly. It’s not always been easy with Darrell, but we do okay.


Q: Our readers are dying to know what’s it like to be with a guy like Darrell.


Erin: Well, he’s geeky, but pretty good-looking too. For a guy, he’s thoughtful and considerate, and he and I are both dedicated to children, him being a teacher and me an OB nurse. So we have that in common.


Q: I think our readers would like to know what it’s like being with a guy with Darrell’s…special talents.


Erin: Oh, you mean the ghost thing. Well, it’s true he sees ghosts, and he has some problems with OCD. But, hey, everyone has their secrets. And, besides, life with Darrell is never boring. Excitement, suspense, and thrills just seem to find Darrell—or I should say the ghosts find Darrell and they bring the rest. I love not knowing what’s next and helping us cope with it.


Q: You said everyone has their secrets. Can you divulge some of yours?

Erin: I don’t think so. Not here in public. Readers will just have to read the books to find out.



In the new novel, SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER, you and Darrell travel to Florida for your honeymoon, which is interrupted by a pair of ghosts. Didn’t you resent having to detour your romantic plans to go ghost chasing?


Erin: Okay, I’ll admit, the honeymoon did not turn out the way I imagined. But, hanging around Darrell, I’ve learned you can’t always control what comes your way. When I first found out about the ghosts’ intrusions, I was pretty upset. But, as I began to get pieces of the story and looked into those little kids’ eyes in that painting, I knew we had to find a way to help them. Darrell and I have the rest of our lives together but the young children needed our help right then. Besides, we still got to do plenty of cool stuff, like swimming with manatees. Wait till you read about it. It was an unforgettable experience.


Question: You know we have to ask this one question: do you really believe in ghosts?


Erin: Of course, the answer is yes. Before I met Darrell I wasn’t sure. You’d probably call me a skeptic then. But after everything I’ve seen with Darrell—okay I can’t see what Darrell sees, but I’ve seen plenty—ghosts writing on mirrors, ghosts leaving messages on paper, and those shimmering images of the two kids on our photos from Florida—how could I not believe?


Question: So, what’s next for you and Darrell? You’re married now, both of you working back in Wilshire.


Erin: Now we’re just trying out this newly-married couple thing. We both love our jobs but we also both want kids. We haven’t set any timetable for the family stuff. I think we’ll just let nature take its course. Oh, we are talking about a trip back to his home in Michigan, maybe in the summer months when he has some time off. He wants me to meet the rest of the family including his Aunt Bessie, who owns this big place on Lake Erie. Sounds like fun. I just hope it’s a little more peaceful than our trip to Florida. I don’t think Darrell said anything about ghosts back home. I’ll have to ask him.


Thanks, Erin, for joining us here. Readers can learn more about this interesting character by picking up any one—or better yet, all three—of the Haunted Shores Mysteries, BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE, CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY, and SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER.


“This is another masterpiece from Randy Overbeck. His excellent writing style has left me speechless for one more time. He writes in a way that makes you feel what the characters feel and you have no choice but to partake in the journey with them.” ★★★★★—Ioanna’s Reviews, Greece



Darrell and Erin thought they were heading to Florida for a carefree honeymoon, but the ghosts of two immigrant children haunt them, pleading for help.


Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author, and speaker. As an educator, he served children for four decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake, Crimson at Cape May, and Scarlet at Crystal River have earned five-star reviews and garnered national awards including “Thriller of the Year–ReadersFavorite.com, “Gold Award”—Literary Titan, “Mystery of the Year”—ReadersView.com and “Crowned Heart of Excellence”—InD’Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers, and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville, and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation, “Things Still Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses), and seven wonderful grandchildren.

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Day 5 – Blog Post

Jamie Griffin, our roguish young Irishman, made his debut in The Enigma Gamers. He initially appears in the Macau high-end nightclub, adjusting the casino’s slot machines. Jamie works as a contractor, along with his love interest Frieda who is in the data operations side of the business. Jamie convinced Frieda to take this on as an opportunistic gig for the massive payoff in this rich target environment.

Julie and Juan, heads of our cyber assassin establishment technology services (CATS) team, are vacationing in the region. The pair decide to enjoy a new state-of-the-art nightspot using lots of artificially intelligent-enabled components. Julie spots Jamie’s covert skimming that deftly avoids the cameras and artificially intelligent robots serving the casino guests. They chuckled at his sleight of hand, marveling at the risks the young man took.

The CATS team crosses paths with the rogue Irishman along with Frieda in the threads of this story. Readers fondly commented on Jamie, and in The Enigma Dragon, we had an excellent opportunity to bring him back. In The Enigma Dragon, he deepens his relationship with the CATS team and provides clues to their working case.

Ernesto, Jamie’s primary contact, likes the young man, taking him under his wing. Enjoy this audible extract for insight into Jamie.

  Ernesto discovers the additional layers to Jamie along with this talent for Irish blarney. This young man has the rare gift to sell the improbable, much like selling a refrigerator to Eskimos.

Readers and fans commented on Jamie. They liked his contribution to the story and sent emails wondering about his background and family life.  We dedicated Destiny Dreamer as the background on his early life and lessons learned as he grew up.

Characters in our stories are multifaceted people. Their interactions, life challenges, and travels make an impact on the soul. We invite you to explore Jamie’s beginnings, meet his family as he learns the depth and breadth of the heart of an Irishman.

We encourage you to post your review and let us know if Jamie should continue to appear in our novels of the Enigma Series.

About the Short Story

  Jamie started life as a carefree lad in Ireland, living in a farm family. When his brother Ian was born, he vowed to show him all the best things as a big brother. They became best friends from the time Jamie taught Ian to drive a tractor. Their bonding exercises as young men was rebuilding a motorcycle from a box of greasy old parts. They traveled to learn their destiny together.

Jamie met his love Frieda as he ventured into a new career in technology as their paths crossed on a bus. The relationship blossomed into a family. The future looked bright for the young lovers.

Jamie faces emotional highs and lows as he travels. His one consistency is the bus rides to find hope for his future.

Where will his future lead him?

The book is available on Amazon    We look forward to your review and comments on our short stories

Rox Burkey and Charles Breakfield are co-authors for the Enigma Series. Our characters haunt us, demanding more of their stories get written. It began with a few heroes, then expanded to those with self-serving motives. We instigated this tour to provide insight and motivating factors on the shorts. We consider these fun standalone compliments to the series novels. Enjoy this tour, and please provide feedback.

Breakfield is a technology expert specifically in security, networking, voice, and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II his­tory, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is also a fan of wine tastings, wine-making, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking.

Burkey is a 25+ year applied technology professional who optimizes technology and business investments for global customers. She focuses on optimized customer experiences. Rox loves interviewing authors, writing white papers, reviewing books, and loves creating fiction.

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