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New Release | Soc Au’ Lait Stiff: The Big Uneasy 9 by Pauline Baird Jones #romanticmystery #newrelease #giveaway

Title Soc Au’ Lait Stiff: The Big Uneasy 9


Author Pauline Baird Jones


Genre Romantic suspense/mystery


Book Blurb


Embark on a thrilling journey through the vibrant chaos of New Orleans during Mardi Gras in this humorous romantic suspense series by USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones.


NOPD Homicide Detective Ben Baker's "just friends" dynamic with a mysterious redhead careens into a murder mystery that pulls him deep into the unpredictable world of Maia Henry and her eccentric family. As Mardi Gras unfolds its crescendo, the complexities of their romance become the least of Ben's worries.


For data scientist Maia Henry, a routine visit to her mother becomes a whirlwind of unpredictability when she crosses paths with Ben Baker. With beads flying, masks concealing more than faces, and shadows revealing old grudges and new challenges, Ben and Maia must navigate the city's parades, jazz melodies, and culinary delights. Every turn exposes a new twist – where loyalties are tested, secrets unveiled, and the ultimate puzzle Ben seeks to solve is the one within his own heart.


Immerse yourself in the ninth installment of the Big Uneasy series and unravel the latest escapades of the Baker family in a tale brimming with suspense, humor, and the enchanting spirit of New Orleans.




“Hey,” Ben said, leaning back with a smile at the sound of Maia’s voice in his ear. He shouldn’t be smiling. She puzzled him more than any woman he’d ever dated. 


He’d always been a sucker for red hair, even though he’d been burned by the temper that seemed to go with the red more than once.


Maia seemed to go against type on that front. She was mellow and mysterious, though there were the odd glimpse of lightning, there and gone again.


No question they were both stepping carefully around each other.


She always seemed surprised when he called or texted.


And he was surprised that she answered.


“You got anything on for tomorrow?” he asked, keeping it light and bracing for her regretful no. He knew she worked remotely, something geeky that his sister Jillian would probably understand. He’d have introduced them before now if—


He stopped the thought. Neither of them talked much about their family.


He knew she was visiting her mom. That she lived in Wyoming. Her dad kept cows or something.


And she didn’t know how many siblings he had.


Which was why he hadn’t introduced her to Jillian. His sisters seemed to take a peculiar pleasure in updating anyone he dated with the facts of his family size.


She hesitated, just long enough for his insides to tighten. That wasn’t good. He couldn’t let himself like her too much. Just because half his family were falling in love, didn’t mean he had to take the dive, too. She was fun to be with. That was all.


“I’m supposed to help work on the Mardi Gras truck float. It’s part of my Louisiana education,” she said.


“Can I help?” he asked and then made a face. This was the first glimpse she’d given him into her Louisiana family—other than that they lived outside New Orleans, along a bayou.


Her hesitation was longer this time, then she gave this low chuckle that sent shivers down his spine.


“If you really want to,” she said. “I have no idea what we’d be getting into.”


“What time?” he asked.


She told him, then dropped him a pin. It was the first time he knew where she was when she wasn’t with him.


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Release Week Giveaway:


🎁 To celebrate the release, we're giving away TWO fabulous prizes:


·       An autographed copy of Soc Au’ Lait Stiff for those craving more of the Baker Clan's wild escapades!

·       And because every good read deserves a good cuppa, we're throwing in the quirky and charming "Let the Good Times Roll All Year Long" mug for some happy sipping while you lose yourself in the pages!



🎊 Why miss out on the party? Enter now for your chance to win a piece of the Big Uneasy action and experience the thrill of New Orleans from the comfort of your armchair! 🎊


📅 Hurry, the giveaway ends March 31, 2024! Don't miss your chance to win big and join the adventure! 📅


Facebook Party:


I’m taking over my Facebook page (haha) and will be posting a lot of fun stuff about New Orleans, recipes and fun facts.



Author Biography


USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.


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18 mar

Thank you, Pauline, for sharing your new release and giveaway with us!

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