From Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery, Book 1: The Heartland
On Nook and Kindle January 12, 2013!


Prologue         Blood on the Barbary Coast

Book 1
The Heartland

1                     A Precipitous Departure
2                     Stranger on a Train
3                     Lady Desperado
4                     A Rendezvous at the Wash Pump
5                     Pretty May
6                     The Law of Gum Shan
7                     Echo Canyon
8                     A Brown Tweed Suit
9                     Arrival, with Revelations

Book 2
Jewel of the Golden West

10                    Beginnings and Endings
11                    An Evening’s Perambulations
12                    Lord Carnation Hands
13                    A Sincere Proposal, with Improprieties
14                    Notorious
15                    The Consequences of Becoming Notorious
16                    At the Temple of Supreme Pleasure
17                    Cumshaw
18                    Peace of Mind
19                    Puzzles
20                    Anomalies Abound
21                    At the Cobweb Palace
22                    Confessions
23                    The Long-Suffering Sweetheart
24                    Big Mike
25                    Secrets Hidden Within
26                    The Midsummer Jamboree
27                    A Rescue, Earnestly Attempted
28                    Why I Went to China

Book 3
The Celestial Kingdom

29                    At the House of Double Happiness
30                    An Expedition to the Countryside
31                    Boxers and Bones
32                    Promises
33                   T’ai Chi

Book 4

34                   The Girls
35                   What He Did With Her
36                   Celestial Girl

From Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery, Book 1: The Heartland

Copyright © 2013 by Lisa Mason.

I’m excited to tell you my romantic suspense, Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery, Book 1: The Heartland, will debut January 12, 2013! If you love romantic suspense or historical mystery, this is both. Please give Lily Modjeska a try!

The Omnibus Edition will include all four books, Book 1: The Heartland, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West, Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, and Book 4: Terminus. Bast Books will also offer each ebook separately so you can read in four affordable installments.

The Omnibus Edition will be published on Nook and Kindle with a print edition to follow in early 2014.

Lily Modjeska is a typical woman in Toledo, Ohio, 1896: repressed and dependent on her husband. But when Johnny Pentland is found dead at a notorious brothel, Lily discovers her husband is not the man she thought he was.

Pursued by Pentland’s enemies, Lily embarks on a journey that will take her across the country to San Francisco and across the ocean to Imperial China as she unravels a web of murder and corruption reaching from the opium dens of Chinatown to the mansions of Nob Hill.

Her journey becomes one of the heart when she crosses paths with Jackson Tremaine, a debonair, worldly-wise physician. Lily and Jackson begin a conflicted, passionate relationship as they encounter the mysterious Celestial girl and her dangerous entourage.

In Book 1: The Heartland, Lily flees Toledo on the Overland train. She confronts the rakish Jackson Tremaine and befriends the Celestial Girl, the daughter of a Chinese dignitary. But appearances are not what they seem.

From the author of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook and Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook and Kindle.

Of The Gilded Age, the New York Times Book Review said, “A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”

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