Villains are Characters Too

Join me at the Killer Nashville blog on May 22 where I’m discussing villains. We often think of the bad guy second when we’re working on characterization, but we benefit when we take a different approach. I give behind the scenes information about my forthcoming release, Confound It. I hope you’ll join me at the conference’s website blog:

Confound It releases June 1

Great News! The next Dreamwalker Mystery releases in ebook and paperback on June 1, 2018, from Camel Press. I have several individual blog appearances scheduled, a Great Escapes Blog Tour (June 1-14), and a Facebook Launch Party planned from 7-8:30 pm EDT on June 1 at I hope you’ll join in the fun and help me launch another Baxley Powell adventure into the world.

Do you love the book cover? The background photo is one I took. I’m very flattered that Camel Press loves this image as much as I do. After a foggy morning, the sun just burned through the clouds and created that shaft of sunlight in the road. Fortunately I had my camera with me and snapped a few pictures. The sunny moment was brief but it was certainly glorious!

Early reviews for Confound It are awesome. Here are a few snips to whet your appetite:
“Fun and fast-paced,” – RT Reviews
“This gripping tale pulled at every emotion imaginable,“ – Dru Ann Love
“A dream come true for fans of paranormal mysteries,” – Leigh Perry, author

Print books can be pre-ordered now at Amazon and B&N.

Sleuthing Women II is available now!

A host of novellas from some darn good authors, if I do say so myself. Catch up with your old friend Cleopatra Jones in this exciting novella!

Great Escapes Blog Tour – Dadgummit

August 1 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW

August 2 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

August 2 – Island Confidential -GUEST POST

August 3 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

August 3 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

August 4 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW


August 5 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, GUEST POST

August 5 – StoreyBook Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST

August 6 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW

August 7 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT


August 9 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

August 9 – Varietats2010 – REVIEW

August 10 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

More release-associated blogs, but not on the “tour”:

August 2 – Writers Who Kill – Interview

August 2 – To Read or Not to Read – Guest Post “Keeping a Series Fresh”

August 11 – Dru’s Book Musings – A day in the life of Baxley Powell

August 13 – Cats Books More Cats – Guest blog

August 16 – Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers  – Another day in the life of Baxley Powell

Latest Five Star Review for Dadgummit

FIVE STARS. MYSTERY: Baxley Powell is just looking to spend a week with family and friends (and a few pets) camping in the mountains of North Georgia. However, the police have a different idea of how she should spend her time. Baxley has particular talents which can help the police solve the murders of several people, and they’re not going to let a little thing like the remote location get in their way. Before she knows it Baxley is reluctantly using her talents to assist in several investigations all at once.

What a great story! Ms. Toussaint has created vivid and believable characters in a paranormal setting that draws the reader into the action. The arc of the story is well thought out and the author avoids tired clichés in her treatment of all the characters. Baxley narrates the action with wit and humor as she finds herself manipulated by both human and supernatural creatures alike. The author draws from myth and legend and her boundless imagination to create a wonderful story. “Dadgummit” keeps the reader engrossed throughout each page with surprising plot twists and the author’s unique take on the paranormal genre.

Highly recommended for both fans of paranormal and for those readers who just like a great story! Gwenellen Tarbet for InD’tale Magazine

G-1 Author Edition is live!

G-1, the futuristic mystery I wrote under the pen name of Rigel Carson and a Kindle Scout winner, has been reissued through Muddle House Publishing. ZIP ON OVER and read more about this exciting title!

A Sale and Coming Soon!

Right now G-1, the first in series of my science fiction trilogy, is majorly discounted to $0.99 for the month of March. If you haven’t tried this fun series set 50 years in Earth’s future, you should!

With the first novella from the Lindsey & Ike mystery series launched, the next release on the horizon is the second novella, Turtle Tribbles. I hope to have this one out by the end of March.

Cleopatra Jones fans will be delighted to learn there will be a new installment in her series later this summer. It will be in a 10-author anthology titled, Sleuthing Women: 10 Mystery Novellas.

In other news, the next full-length mystery in the Dreamwalker Series, Dadgummit, will take a little longer to arrive. The new release date is August 1, 2017. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks about book 4 in this paranormal series!

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

Congratulations to Barb Rovner who won the Samsung Galaxy Tablet from Booklover’s Bench authors!

Would you like to have a new tablet? The authors at Booklover’s Bench are giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and it could be yours. The contest runs Feb. 1-18, 2017. There are multiple ways to enter, and to make things easier, this Rafflecopter widget below will accept your entries.


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A plethora of books!

psst! DADGUMMIT, book 4 in the Dreamwalker Mystery Series, releases Aug 1 from Camel Press.

My 2016 releases include:

DOGGONE IT, book 3 of my Dreamwalker Series

HAPPY HOMICIDES 4: Fall into Crime, a cozy mystery anthology

HAPPY HOMICIDES 3: Summertime Crime, a cozy mystery anthology

SLEUTHING WOMEN MYSTERIES, a cozy mystery anthology

HAPPY HOMICIDES 2: Crimes of the Heart, a cozy mystery anthology



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