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Cover Reveal: The Magnolia Murders by Aimee Nicole Walker

The Magnolia Murders | Aimee Nicole Walker

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #1

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Release Date: February 14th, 2021

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer @ Simply Defined Art

Model: Jacob

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Everything old is new again in love and murder.

Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.

Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.

As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.

The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key.

** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

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About the Author

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

She’d love to hear from you.

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To celebrate Aimee’s upcoming release, we’re giving away 2 advanced e-copies of The Magnolia Murders!


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Irish mythology provides an unusual angle for this assassin romance!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was even more my kind of thing than book one was and I absolutely loved that the author went to one of Unseelie Court’s more obscure Irish mythological figures for her assassin’s nickname and modus operandi. Vicious but brilliant.

The Dullahan isn’t something to be messed with and is believed to be a big influence on the story of the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow, so Riordan’s Irish ancestry was a perfect starting point for him to carry out his hits by removing the heads of his victims. Like I said, vicious but brilliant!

This book’s actually a lot less angsty then book one was and our favourite Snow, Christopher, Frank and Bill make guest appearances in Hug It Out too.

It’s also a lot more funny, there were times when I did chuckle out loud, especially at Teddy’s antics. The narrative itself is inspired – professional hugger employed by a hitman’s unaware sister to “cheer him up” and I loved it.

While I pinpointed who the villain of the piece was going to be early on, it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the thrilling ride to the conclusion, which was nicely tied up and finished off with a smashing epilogue now.

Now I want Mace and Bill to get together and I want to find out more about the mysterious Black please Meredith 🙂

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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