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M. Culler

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Mystery, Fantasy,
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The Undertaker's Daughter Series

Charlotte Harkness thinks there is a quiet grace and dignity among the dead... at least when they're not feeling chatty

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Charlotte Harkness has (quite cheerfully) accepted that she’ll never find love. An undertaker’s daughter who reads embalming manuals and hears the dearly departed? It’s enough to make any Victorian patriarch despair.

 

When Lavinia Everly’s corpse arrives at Harkness and Sons, Charlotte is tormented by the girl’s final memories, her death at the hands of the mysterious “Jack.” Charlotte knows she must find the killer before madness consumes her.

 

Dr. James Everly shuns society’s rules to find out who killed his little sister. When he joins forces with the undertaker’s daughter, he never expected his new ally to be so quick-witted and beautiful.

 

James and Charlotte agree to pose as a courting couple to continue their investigations. Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan.

 

As danger mounts, Charlotte and James race to stop “Jack” before he can strike again. Will they succeed, or become the next victims on his list?

Coming 1/23/23 from The Wild Rose Press

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 Belling the Tiger(ess)

 

Rowena Mumford has the eye of every single man in quiet Cedar Point, Massachusetts. Her beauty and fortune outweigh her mischievous black cat, Tiger, and the murmurs of witchcraft that surround her. Tired of pointless suitors, Rowena states the man who can place a bell around Tiger’s neck may woo her.  Soon, all of Cedar Point is hoping for a spring engagement!

 

Augustus Warwick, a dreamer who owns the local sweet shop, believes he has no chance of winning Rowena’s heart. The eccentric confectioner is too busy trying to perfect a new confection before Easter Sunday. But Tiger has taken a shine to his shop, and Augustus has taken a shine to Miss Mumford. Will he be able to win her heart—and will he want it once he learns about her secret? 

A New Year's Cat-aclysm

A Holiday Pet Sleuth Mystery

Davida Maxwell has one night to make sure her entire year goes right. As the new owner of the New Hope Animal Shelter, all she needs is one blockbuster gala, complete with donors with deep pockets, to turn a dilapidated building into a dream come true.

New Year’s Eve could set her up for a bright future.

Or it could ruin her career and her reputation.

When the gala’s biggest donation goes missing, Davida knows that she will be viewed as incompetent at best, or a thief at worst.

With midnight looming, go-getter Davida has three goals:

Distract the guests.

Keep Sparkler, the shelter’s kitten mascot, out of the punch bowl.

Solve the mystery and find the missing money!

Can she do it all by New Year’s Day? Or is this New Year’s Eve just the start of a new disaster? 

A New Year's Cat-aclysm by M. Culler is a cozy mystery with a twist of holiday romance that you're sure to love! Check out the other books in the Holiday Pet Sleuths series!

Jack the Ripper: Demon Hunter

 

Jack the Ripper is the most feared man in London. But it's all a lie, a misunderstanding, and it's ruining Jack Bramley's life! Jack Bramley inherited his grandfather's apothecary, his small flat above the store, his battered bicycle for completing deliveries, and his sacred ceremonial dagger for dispatching demons. No one mentioned that last bit in the reading of will. Now Jack must race against time to dispatch demons and save the soul of his sweetheart. Staying alive would be nice, too.

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Seventh Floor Surprises

Small town? Check. Stress-free? Check. 

Olivia loves her new life away from the high-pressure world of Manhattan. Her big city friends may expect this to turn into a rom-com where the new girl falls for the rugged hometown hero, but that’s not Olivia’s dream. She just wants to be left alone with her exotic aquarium and her sweet new apartment. 

 

Olivia discovers that even in a small town, there’s always something to surprise you. In this case, the surprise has four paws— and an owner that saves the day! 

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Searching Hearts 

Calvin Bradley wants to stay lost. God wants Ellen to find him.

Over the past year, Calvin Bradley’s life was turned upside down and inside out—multiple times. He lost his family. He lost his best friend. He lost the life he had planned and found himself wandering lost with no desire to be found.

Ellen Camstead hasn’t been able to get her life out of park. She’s decided it’s time to move onward and upward, if not in terms of her salary, then at least in terms of the impact she can have on the world. Leaving her small-town life, her sister, and the community that loves her will be perfectly easy, especially since she’s sure God will approve of the sacrifices she’s about to make. Right?

When Cal and Ellen got thrown together by accident, it soon became clear that God doesn’t dabble in coincidences. Now, for the first time in months, Calvin’s considering opening up to life and the Lord. Ellen knows that something special might be developing, but is it worth changing her plans for? Or is it possible that this was the plan all along? 

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The Second Santa Solution
 

A Christmas Romance for the young... and young at heart!

Single nurse Joy Beardsley knows just what her busy daughter, Samantha, needs for Christmas—a sweetheart. But when the sexy Santa at the mall catches her eye, Joy starts to wonder if she just might get her wish for a Christmas romance of her own. A little merry mayhem causes a case of mistaken identity before Joy’s big Christmas Eve date. Samantha ends up meeting a handsome gentleman herself when she delivers a gift to her mom’s new beau. The problem of two lonely hearts might just be solved by a second Santa Claus! Will both ladies end up with a new love before New Year?

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I could not put this book down! The characters are well developed, and I immediately felt a connection to Charlotte, a woman who wants to follow her dreams, and not in a traditional female role.

Captivating Read! I read this book in a day because I couldn't put it down!

What I love most is M. Culler's ability to keep the reader in suspense in many ways throughout the storyline. The author's wide variety of well-developed characters are so true to life you would think it was based on a true story.

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M. Culler grew up locked in papery castles. She held the key, don't worry. Books were her best friends, and writing more of them seemed to be the right thing to do. A hobby turned into a lucrative side career (and then an addiction).

In other words, M. Culler is a writeaholic, and she's thankful for it! Indulge in an underwater world of fantasy with The Mer, get wrapped in sweet, smalltown romance with Searching Hearts, or travel back to Victorian London to solve a murder with The Undertaker's Daughter. Come into the castle... you'll be an honored guest!

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M. Culler teams up with both young artists and professional writers!
Aspiring and seasoned writers and artists are sharing their craft on the M. Culler website. Scroll to the bottom of News and Events to check out new authors each month!

Searching Hearts Series Concludes! 

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Over the past year, Calvin Bradley’s life was turned upside down and inside out—multiple times. He lost his family. He lost his best friend. He lost the life he had planned and found himself wandering lost with no desire to be found.

Ellen Camstead hasn’t been able to get her life out of park. She’s decided it’s time to move onward and upward, if not in terms of her salary, then at least in terms of the impact she can have on the world. Leaving her small-town life, her sister, and the community that loves her will be perfectly easy, especially since she’s sure God will approve of the sacrifices she’s about to make. Right?

When Cal and Ellen got thrown together by accident, it soon became clear that God doesn’t dabble in coincidences. Now, for the first time in months, Calvin’s considering opening up to life and the Lord. Ellen knows that something special might be developing, but is it worth changing her plans for? Or is it possible that this was the plan all along? In the touching conclusion of the Searching Hearts series by M. Culler, Calvin and Ellen realize that life is an exercise in curveballs and that things don’t necessarily go as they plan, but rather as God has planned. Calvin needs a friend who can help him find his path back to reality—whatever his new reality looks like. Ellen needs someone who sees her through new eyes and believes she can blaze any trail she wants. As their friendship deepens and the journey continues, they both share one big question. Are they meant to be together when their travels end?

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December Guest Author: Anatasia Abboud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Tremors Through Time: 

Unwinding a long, lace table runner, she removed layers of tissue paper. As the last of the wrappings fell away, she choked back tears and stared at the face of her farmer, a face she had known all her life.

The small, framed drawing was one of the few things of value she possessed. Faded and fragile, it was a bona fide and precious antique, handed down through her father’s family for generations, placed in her keeping by her grandfather. It had hung in the great room of the farmhouse. She’d stood looking up at it so often that Gramps had finally moved it to her room. She couldn’t have been more than eight years old.

After that, she’d shared every sadness, every disappointment, and every joy with her farmer. She gazed at the beloved face.

No one knew who he was, but he’d been the impetus for her chosen career, the very reason she’d wanted to study medieval history. In her studies, she’d come across drawings of medieval farmers guiding their teams of oxen, but hers stood alone, strong and sure, facing the artist.

She touched the glass, tracing him with her finger, feeling that, somehow, he reached through the centuries to comfort her.

“I wish you were here,” she whispered.

 

 

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