A Woman Finding Her Voice – The Vancouver Blue Series

I’m thrilled to welcome Canadian author Jo-Ann Carson. Today, Jo-Ann shares Books 1 and 2 in the Vancouver Blue Series. I enjoyed reading and highly recommend Black Cat Blues.

Here’s Jo-Ann!

Thank you for inviting me to your beautiful blog Joanne. It is an honour to work with you. Your friendship and support is a blessing.

My latest release:

Black Cat Blues

blackcatbluesA nightmare waits in the alley . . .

Stabbed in an alley behind the Black Cat Blues bar, private investigator Jimmy Daniels clings to life just long enough to tell Maggy Malone a secret.

Maggy, a curvy blues singer with a sultry voice and a razor sharp mind is starting her life over after a lousy marriage. Reluctant at first to get involved with a murder, she tells no one the secret. But when the murderer stalks her, she changes her mind.

Maggy teams up with Jimmy’s brother, Logan, a handsome suit with a tidy view of life. They figure out the killer is looking for gold buried on Gabriola Island by the notorious, cult-leader Brother XII.

The body count rises. Will Maggy catch him? Or will she be his next victim?

Black Cat Blues is the first story in the Vancouver Blues series. If you like Indiana Jones and urban noir, you’ll love this story, which combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating and sensual, romantic suspense.

If you want adventure and romance in your life, buy Black Cat Blues today.


About the Vancouver Blues Series

Vancouver is a multi-ethnic, international city that still has a wild-west flavor. Nestled between the rugged, coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean it is stunningly beautiful. It used to be one of Canada’s secret jewels, but Expo 86 and the 2011 Olympics thrust it onto the international scene. It’s growing at an exponential rate and like a gangly teenager who wants to stay a child, but can’t, it’s experiencing growing pains.

I wanted to write stories that captured Vancouver’s urban vibe and unique culture. What I came up with is the story of a blues singer who’s had a rough life and is finding her voice.
The sequel launches April 18th:

Ain’t Misbehavin’

AintMishehavin_CVR_MED (2)A naked alderman, a haunted trattoria and a love that can not be denied.

When the manager of the Black Cat Blues Bar, singer Maggy Malone, witnesses a murder in her favorite trattoria, her life is upended. Known as the Naked Alderman, the victim is a controversial politician who wants Vancouver to be known as the greenest city in the world. He’s also the lover of Maggy’s best friend. Despite his noble ideals, his head ends up in the pasta.

The last thing Maggy wants to do is chase another murderer. She’s worked hard to keep the Black Cat afloat and sort out her life, which is complicated by two, hot men, and acts of sabotage at her dock community on Granville Island.

But when the body count rises, Maggy decides to catch the killer.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is the second story in the Vancouver Blues series. If you like ghost stories and urban noir, you’ll love this book, which combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating and sensual, romantic suspense.



joanncarsonJo-Ann Carson has lived most of her life on islands off the west coast of Canada, surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush rain forests and pristine beaches.

Growing up, she dreamed of traveling the world like James Bond, searching for relics like Indiana Jones, and finding true love, so it’s no surprise that in her Mata Hari Series she combines elements of adventure, danger and steamy romance.

In her Vancouver Blues Series she slides into the realm of Urban Noir and explores the dark side of the city. These books are mainstream suspense with strong romantic elements and are very-Vancouver.

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