Fiction by L.K. Campbell

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MRS. CARLYLE'S SECOND HONEYMOON is a contemporary, cozy mystery is set at a small hotel in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Celeste Adams is a 60-year-old widow who thought that she and her late husband would spend their golden years operating The Gran Vista Hotel. Unfortunately, Celeste's husband is killed in a tragic accident, and she must carry on alone, in debt, and in danger of losing the hotel. Public relations expert, Bill Matthews convinces her to advertise the hotel as a wedding venue, but the first event she hosts ends with a dead groom. Though his death is first believed to be natural causes, an autopsy proves otherwise. Fingers point to the bride, Emma Carlyle, who is now a second-time widow. However, as the Carlyle family skeletons come tumbling out of the closet, the clues Celeste uncovers lead to a surprising conclusion. Available in ebook and paperback.

REVENGE WORE LIPSTICK is a contemporary suspense novel. Soon after leaving her hometown newspaper, journalist Jess McElroy's life is disrupted by a stalker. With each incident, the danger increases. A cryptic message is scrawled onto her car's windshield in red lipstick. Later, her ex-lover is the victim of a drive-by shooting at her home. Her new boss, Parker Montgomery is determined to find the perpetrator and keep her safe by any means necessary. (This novel was first-published in 2009 under the title, Front Page News. It underwent extensive rewrites in 2020 and was republished as Revenge Wore Lipstick.) Available in ebook and paperback.


DAKOTA LAWMEN MYSTERIES—Murder and romance collide in Red Gorge, Dakota Territory, a gold mining town in the 1880s. The five murder mysteries in this series are a wild ride through the Old West. Book 1: The Law & Annabelle finds young widow, Annabelle Miles the key witness to a brutal murder. In Book 2: The Sheriff & Camille, Camille Canfield must prove that her childhood friend isn't guilty of murdering her business partner. Book 3: The Marshal & Susanna involves the murder of a lecherous banker. In Book 4: The Deputy & Mirabel, Mirabel Findley could be an angel of mercy or an outlaw's accomplice. In Book 5: The Detective & Charlotte, the murder of a runaway witness to a bank robbery opens old wounds for tavern manager, Charlotte Atkins. Available in ebook and paperback.

GHOSTS OF EVERGREEN—These three ghost stories with heart take place in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A young woman inherits her late aunt's mountain home. After converting the house to a bed & breakfast, evidence begins to mount that Evergreen might be haunted. Book 1: Inheriting Evergreen finds Kristy Miller settling her Aunt Leslie's estate and learning some surprising secrets about her aunt. In Book 2: Haunting Evergreen, Kristy opens her aunt's former home as a bed & breakfast but guests report seeing ghosts in the honeymoon suite. Book 3: Revisiting Evergreen has the descendants of Evergreen's original owners returning for a reunion, and their ancestors might decide to join the party. Available in ebook only.

LOVING A SOLDIER—In three full-length novels: A Soldier's Love, Gold Star Wife, and A Different Tune, three couples find romance before, during, and after WWII. First published between 2003 and 2007, these books have been recently updated. Available in ebook through Smashwords only.

DAKOTA LAWMEN MYSTERIES and GHOSTS ARE EVERGREEN are available as boxed sets through Smashwords, iBooks, Rakuten Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.