Sharon Cupp Pennington's short stories have appeared in numerous online and print venues, with anthology contributions to The Rocking Chair Reader in the Coming Home edition (2004) and Family Gatherings (2005), A Cup of Comfort for Weddings: Something Old, Something New (2007), and Good Old Days Magazine (March, 2007). Her debut novel, Hoodoo Money, was released by Draumr Publishign LLC in May 2008 and the sequel, Mangroves and Monsters, followed in November 2009. Since Ms. Pennington is no longer affiliated with Draumr Publishing, both novels are now being re-released as second editions. She resides in Texas with her husband, Wayne, where she is currently working on her next novel.
Hoodoo Moneyby Sharon Cupp Pennington
After her almost-wedding to a bigamist, successful children's author Braeden McKay has given up on love. She's content to live vicariously through her imaginary heroine, Platypus Pearl, and a gaggle of adventurous, web-footed cohorts - until a working vacation in New Orleans shakes up her quiet, structured world. Had she known that souvenir nickel stolen from the grave of a hoodoo woman would catapult her into a nightmare of betrayal and murder, she would have insisted her friend put it back. Cursed nickel or unfortunate happenstance? Sanderson Montgomery isn't one to discount the supernatural beliefs of others. This is the Big Easy, after all, Mecca to the spiritual and the superstitious. As a veteran detective, neither does he ignore cold, hard fact. And the fact is, someone or something is bent on harming Braeden McKay, and it's up to him to protect her while keeping his heart out of the mix. Can love, the very thing Braeden wants no part of, be the one force greater than any adversary - even a hoodoo curse?
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Hoodoo Money (The Stolen Nickel Series) by Sharon Cupp Pennington The major part of this story takes place in New Orleans. It is a murder mystery with a bit of romance. I did blush while reading certain parts but it was not inappropriate nor did I feel like it was something I could not discuss with my family. The main Characters of the story are Charlie Cooper (also called Coop), Angeline St. Cyr, Braeden McKay (also called Brag), and J. Sanderson Montgomery (also called Sandman). I could not pick just one favorite character as all the characters in the book were well developed and I came to care for all the characters. I found the story line a bit odd in the beginning but after the first few chapters it flowed very nice. I liked how it wasn’t just told from one point of view and you got to see in side all the main characters. I was not able to pick out the bad person (I’m not saying who it is) out and only figured it out as the main characters did. I could feel everything the characters were feeling and it was very refreshing. I did cry and laugh and want to shot someone, so the author did a great job of pulling you into the book. This book was a page turner and once I got started I had a very hard time putting the book down. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series as this one left me wanting more. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, romance, or someone who just want a good read!
I really loved this book, I couldn't put it down.It is a well written book, I feel like I've been there! The author has great talent. I can't believe its her first book. I can't wait for her next one. Surely she won't leave us hanging long. Please get writing Mrs. Pennington!
This book was a great read. I enjoyed reading it so much, I was dissapointed when I finished the book. I hope this author is writing a sequel. Will defintely buy the next book.