FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 13, 2011
Contact: Kirsten Weiss (email@example.com)
Even the Supernatural Has Laws
Author Kirsten Weiss introduces THE ALCHEMICAL DETECTIVE, a Lake Tahoe based original paranormal mystery novel where alchemy, demons, and good wine collide… with a lake monster named Tessie.
THE ALCHEMICAL DETECTIVE (On Sale at Amazon.com; May 31, 2012; ISBN-13: 978-0-9855103-1-2; Ebook version available exclusively for the Kindle; $2.99), the second book in the Riga Hayworth series.
There’s a storm on the horizon. No nonsense, metaphysical detective, Riga Hayworth, has lost her magic, and come to Lake Tahoe to recover and spend quality time with her new love. But life for Riga is never that simple. A psychic’s been murdered, and the police believe Riga has a connection to the crime.
The problem is, they’re right.
And if that’s not enough, Riga is drafted as the host of a reality TV show about the local lake monster, and her niece is rejecting her metaphysical abilities. Juggling demons, daimons, and angry tarot card readers, Riga must catch a killer before she becomes his next target.
About this genre-transcending work, Weiss notes, “While writing The Alchemical Detective, everything in my life seemed to have an alchemical connection – from knitting to chocolate to the plot itself. The alchemical process works much like a classic mystery/suspense plot – a series of revolutions where the ego or metal is burned and broken down, then revived, until finally, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the hero triumphs. And since I was writing about alchemy, it seemed “right” to hang my plot structure on the alchemical process. Does the reader need to know this? No. Most won’t notice anything unusual… unless they’ve read this press release.”
THE ALCHEMICAL DETECTIVE is a fun, fast-paced mystery adventure exploring a world of alchemy and the imagination.
About the Author:
Kirsten Weiss is the author of two paranormal mysteries available on the Kindle: the urban fantasy, The Metaphysical Detective, and The Alchemical Detective. The latter will be free through Kindle Direct on midsummer, June 21st, and from the 4th of July through the 7th. She is hard at work on the sequel, The Shamanic Detective, due Halloween, 2012.
Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone. Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching True Blood and drinking good wine.
Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/RigaHayworth or on her blog at http://kirstenweiss.com