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A scientist by training, a romanticist at heart, Maggie Toussaint loves to solve puzzles. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with equal aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance for Muddle House Publishing, cozy mystery for Camel Press, and science fiction (as Rigel Carson) for Muddle House.

She has five published romantic suspense novels: House of Lies (won the 2006 Readers Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense), No Second Chance (won 2 cover awards), Seeing Red (LASR book of the week), Muddy Waters ( Beacon finalist), Hot Water (EPIC finalist, cover art winner), and Rough Water.

Her mystery titles include In For A Penny, On the Nickel, Death, Island Style,
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Maggie Toussaint Have you ever wondered why it's so exhausting to be around some people? I have. There are some people who, even though I enjoy their company, I nearly…moreHave you ever wondered why it's so exhausting to be around some people? I have. There are some people who, even though I enjoy their company, I nearly collapse when they move on. One person in particular seemed to have this effect on me. I thought about that thing for awhile, and avoided the person as much as possible, but it wasn't until I mentioned this casually to another friend who has some experience in this that I got an answer.

I need to take a quick tangent before I come back to this energy problem... I'm sure you've heard of vampires. Several authors have written popular series with vampires as the main characters and many of those have been adapted for TV or movies. Here's a definition of a vampire: "a corpse supposed, in European folklore, to leave its grave at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth." Gross and horrifying at the same time, but for whatever reason, even though vampires are folklore creatures, people enjoy stories about vampires.

Coming full circle, my friend who I spoke to about my energy loss problem said the answer was clear to her. The person who I found to be exhausting was an energy vampire. Even at Oprah.com they recognize energy vampires as real threats to us: http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/protec...

Go figure, right? Anyway, most energy vampires I've encountered leave me weak. But, I thought as I donned my mystery author hat, what if there were energy vampires who could and would drain you dry? That was a launch moment for the plot of my upcoming release, Dadgummit, which comes out Aug. 1, 2017. My amateur sleuth is hard pressed at first to figure out how and why a person with no obvious means of death is dead. Until she stumbles upon an energy vampire.

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Maggie Toussaint Hi Sherrie,

It's so good to hear from you. I believe you can post the review on Goodreads prior to it being released. Amazon makes reviewers wait until…more
Hi Sherrie,

It's so good to hear from you. I believe you can post the review on Goodreads prior to it being released. Amazon makes reviewers wait until release day. I hope that isn't too much of an inconvenience. I certainly appreciate your willingness to review Bubba Done It.

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Dreamed It releases today, August 13, 2019

Seemed like it took forever for August 13 to arrive, and then it came on fast like a freight train! Wow! The wonderful feeling of a book release never gets old.

Dreamed It, Book 6 in my Dreamwalker Mystery Series, features my amateur sleuth, Baxley Powell and an ensemble cast of family, friends, and pets. This time she squares off against a wily serial killer.
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Maggie For my Goodread friends: Death, Island Style is now available as an ebook on Kindle. Click on over to check it out.


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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Maggie. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Nicole Hey Maggie! Thanks for the friend! I'm bummed I didn't win a copy of Death, Island Style, but i guess I just have to look forward to it coming out later this year!


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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author. It's good to connect with you here!

Kris

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Simon Hi Maggie. Thanks for seeking me out.


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We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Maggie, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Christine Greetings from down under Maggie. Stopped by to see what’s new with a goodread friend. Have a great day.
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C.J. Hi Maggie.

Good to meet you. I just released A Demon Awaits adn I'm starting to tour bookstores.

Look forward to getting to know you.

CJ



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Holly Jacobs Hi, Maggie! Thanks so much for the invite!!

Holly

SAME TIME NEXT SUMMER...on shelves now!


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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Maggie!

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Gracie Hi Maggie,

Thanks for the invite, and good to see you here!

Gracie


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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Maggie,
Thanks so much for being friends. Your work looks so interesting and I especially love the cover of "Locking Horns"!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 20: by Joanne

Joanne Thanks for adding me, Maggie! Great to meet you here.


message 19: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi, Maggie. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.


message 18: by Cheryl (last edited Jul 08, 2008 08:11AM)

Cheryl Norman Maggie, thanks for the friend request!

Cheri



Mystery Girl Hi Maggie! Hope you had a great 4th!:-)


message 16: by Letitia

Letitia I have so much respect for people that can create the plot of a mystery novel! I am continually letting the cat out of the bag....or just generally not thinking of an intriguing enough cat...


message 15: by Liz

Liz Hey Maggie!!
Thank's for adding me
Smiles,
Liz


message 14: by Pamela

Pamela Hi Maggie!
Thanks for adding me as a friend :)
Have a great week!


message 13: by Karen

Karen Thanks for befriending me, Maggie. Always great to meet another suspense author! Suspense Thriller and Romance, huh? What I want to know is if these genres cross-over in your writing. :) A Romantic Suspense, yes?

Best of luck on your writing,

Karen Harrington


SassyMama Hi, Maggie...thanks for the invite...congrats on all your novels and much success in the future...if I get a chance I'll may try to check out your books...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)


message 11: by Erin

Erin Hi, Maggie.
Thanks for the add!
I hope I get to read some of your books.

Warmest regards,

Erin Collins


message 10: by Daniel (last edited Jun 17, 2008 12:56PM)

Daniel
. . . also added your Seeing Red e-book, Maggie, to my to-read list.


Dorlana Hi Maggie,
Thanks for adding me to your friends. Have a great week.
Dorlana


Hywela Hi Maggie

Sorry I won't be able to join you tonight (It'll be 'this morning' for me). I have bought 'No Second Chance' and am looking forward to reading it when I'm on holiday in Wales looking after my sister's horses while she is away.

I see you're a fan of Anne McCaffrey. I lover all her books, although The Dragonbooks of Pern were the first ones of hers I read. She also wrote one about the show circuit but the title escapes me at the moment. I wrote to her years ago and told her I wanted to write. She kindly wrote back and said 'Write what you would like to read.' So I do! Great advice.

Have a brilliant chat tonight.

Lyn


Jeanne Hi Maggie. Thanks for the add :)


Jesus Christ rawx my sox!!! I AINT NOTHIN SPECIAL! tx 4 the add,
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message 5: by Daniel (last edited May 25, 2008 02:03PM)

Daniel
Hey there Maggie, I've added In for a Penny and your other two books to my to-read list.


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Catherine Hi Maggie - nice to meet you. :-)


Maggie Hi Nita,
I'm just dipping my big toe in another pond, so to speak. I love books, so this place is a natural fit for me.
Maggie


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Nita Hey, Maggie! Good to see you here!


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