"Malicious Secrets, the second book in the Sam Parker mystery series based in Temecula, California is an exciting ride."
Samantha Parker is back with a new job as a private investigator and new cases to solve.
Frank, her boss, has finally assigned her a big case. One that will surely help
her to prove herself. All she has to do is discover what could have happened to
a college girl that has been missing for seven months, and find out if she’s
dead or alive. And with an increasing body count, it won’t be easy.
As a new PI without much more than her gut instincts to go on, Sam enlists the help of a detective in the police department to assist her in finding out what could have happened to the girl. He’s got the experience, and she knows in order to get the job done, she’s going to have to stay close to him and learn what she can. It doesn’t hurt that Detective Jake Reilly is oh so sexy either!
As the second book in Maria Pease’s Sam Parker Mystery series, this fast paced detective mystery finds Samantha Parker in some compromising situations as she works her caseload. Financial scams, cheating spouses, missing persons and deviant behaviors are just the tip of the iceberg, but with her sense of humor intact and her lucky undies to give her confidence, she’s ready for whatever comes her way.
Malicious Secrets includes eye-opening adventures involving financial trickery, cheating spouses and even the vampire culture. It’s exciting to learn more about Sam Parker’s “keen ability to visualize things and events” via Maria Pease’s second installment in her mystery series that takes place right here in the Temecula Valley. You won’t want to put it down!
- Jan Roberts, Temecula, CA
Maria Pease hits a home run with her second in the Sam Parker Mystery series.
Samantha Parker is a young determined women, trying to make it as a private investigator. Sam has what it takes; she is smart, energetic and curious with the raw gut feelings that that will make a great PI. Get ready to go to some pretty dark places with Sam as she gets herself into situations that are both thrilling and dangerous.
Sam knows what she wants, except when it comes to men. Her love life isn’t quite as clear as her profession. Malicious Secrets is a page turner that you won’t want to put down, so clear your calendar for another exciting adventure with Sam Parker, PI.
- Lisa Beach, Business Owner/Educator
Malicious Secrets, the second in the Sam Parker Mystery Series, is smart, sexy, funny, and exciting. It’s a page turner that will keep you guessing and anxious to see what’s next and you’ll be extremely entertained throughout. Couldn’t put it down!! It’s a real winner, a must read.
Malicious Secrets is a page turner from start to finish that I promise will keep you vastly entertained. I found Samantha Parker’s character to be both engaging and charming. I am eager to read more about her in the near future and discover where the next novel may lead. The Malicious series is addicting and gratifying. Maria Pease is a hilarious author who delivers an outstanding murder mystery which is based in her home town of Temecula, California. Her writing style is filled with tons of suspense, wittiness and adventure. I guarantee you that this is a must read and Maria Pease will be one of your preferred authors too!
- Christine Lowry Teskoski;
Educator; Temecula, California.
If you thought Temecula, California was all about wine and cowboys…you’d be wrong. Strap in for the newest page turner from Maria Pease. PI Sam Parker is a little bit like the girl next door and a little like Stephanie Plum… in a PG kinda way. She’s a wiseass, she’s stubborn, and she’s reckless. Lucky for her womanizing boss, Frank and the people of Southern California, she’s also a very good PI.
While questioning the parents of a missing Temecula college girl, Sam senses that they’re holding something back, that there’s more to the story. And is there ever! The investigation takes some very interesting twists and turns as the story unfolds, revealing secrets, lies, friendships, cults, cover-ups, suicide, jealousy, alternative lifestyles, denial and murder. Did I leave anything out? Be prepared to stay up past your bedtime. Some questions can’t wait until morning for answers. I guarantee you will never think of this sleepy California town, or your own, the same way ever again!
- Deborah Brischler, Business Owner
Maria Pease is a writer originally from Long Island, N.Y. She lives in Temecula, California with her husband, Scott, and her children, Steven and Ali. Malicious Secrets is the second book in the Samantha Parker Mystery Series.
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"A cardinal rule of writing to follow is, never write your own back cover copy. Why? You’re too close to the work and can’t be objective. Enter Maria Pease.
I contracted her services to write the back cover copy for my upcoming novel, Crossing Lives. The only caveat was, my manuscript was nowhere near finished. Despite this obstacle, Maria took on the project.
Most copywriters won’t touch this type of project unless you can furnish them with a copy of the entire work to be summarized.
In a span of three weeks, with just a few chapters and handful of character sketches to go by, she was able to craft a masterful blurb that captured the essence of the story I’m trying to tell.
Maria communicated with me on consistent basis and took a personal interest in my project. This was a pleasant surprise. Most “work for hire” is cold, aloof, and distant.
I highly recommend Maria Pease for all your copywriting needs."
Matt Leatherwood, Jr. Author, Train To Baghdad http://youtu.be/4ENnNDy-Thc
“Thank you very much for the job well done! I hope we will have an opportunity to work together again in the future."
Timo Kestrel - Website Owner, UK
"I needed a website for my new practice and I had no time or skills to do it myself. Thank goodness I met Maria through a business associate.
She had my site up and running in no time. She even gave me some suggestions on how to make some affiliate income along with the service I provide.
If you need a writer who listens to what you want and gives great ideas on how to improve it, call Maria. You won't be disappointed."
Sandee West - Marriage & Family Therapist
"Maria has developed a business brochure and numerous newsletters and has been able to interpret the information I give her into professional writing pieces that communicate to my clients the value of my product.
Maria’s professional knowledge has played a large part in portraying my
company in a professional light.
Maria Pease has been a pleasure to work with and I feel she would be an asset to any company in need of a commercial writer."
Lisa Beach -The Box Wrap Company
"I needed to update most of our marketing and sales materials including a brochure, a couple of sales letters, tips sheets and some in-house communications. Maria took care of it all and did a beautiful job on all of it. If you are looking for a capable, and enjoyable copywriter to work with, you can stop looking, Maria is your girl."
Wayne Francis - Window and door installation services
"My advice is to hire Maria Pease to write for you. She is full of great ideas and will execute them beautifully. I have worked with her many times on several different types of projects from articles to websites and more and she never disappoints. She is truly a delight to work with. If you need a writer, look no further than Maria."
Ken Sellic - Business Owner
"I hired Maria Pease to help me promote my business and have been extremely pleased with her performance. She has developed all of my marketing materials to date including brochures, postcards, and promotional flyers.
Maria is a pleasure to work with, always energetic and enthusiastic about the task at hand. She continues to come up with fresh, new, innovative ideas to help move my business forward. She is dedicated to providing a superior product and has continued to exceed all of my expectations. It has been refreshing to me, as a small business owner, to be able to rely on an outside consultant to be professional, reliable, and self motivated."
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