Born and raised in rural Maine, Jen Blood brings a love of complex characters and serpentine plots to her fiction. Her bestselling Erin Solomon mysteries combine this love with rich settings, evocative writing, cults, conspiracies, epic romance, and a breakneck pace.
In her “day job” as owner of Adian Editing, Jen uses her own experience as a veteran freelance editor working with traditional publishing houses and independently published novelists alike, to provide authors with expert proofreading and editing services. Additionally, with the aid of her experience as a bestselling author and a graduate degree in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction, Jen provides detailed evaluations of published novels in every genre, keying into problem areas impacting sales for independent and traditionally published authors. Using these evaluations, she assists fledgling and veteran authors in writing, revising, and marketing their work. Visit the Adian website for services, rates, and a schedule of Jen’s upcoming classes, seminars, and workshops.
The Erin Solomon Mysteries
Bestsellers in Mystery/Suspense,
Women Sleuths, and Thrillers
The first four novels in the Erin Solomon pentalogy are now available in print and ebook format from Amazon and all online booksellers.
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ALL THE BLUE-EYED ANGELS
Book 1, The Erin Solomon Pentalogy
- Kindle Book Review
Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven’s Gate. On August 22, 1990 on a small island off the coast of Maine, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides, when thirty-four members burn to death inside their old wooden chapel. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers. When the smoke clears, only she and her father remain. Erin is taken from the island while her father stays behind, haunted, a madman roaming alone until he takes his own life a decade later.
More than twenty years later, Erin Solomon is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle… and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who’s stood by her side since she was a teenager, her trusty mutt Einstein, and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past.
Soon, Erin is enmeshed in a decades-old conspiracy rooted in delusion and betrayal, as she fights to unearth the secrets of the Payson Church of Tomorrow — secrets someone will kill to keep buried.
“A powerful, emotionally complex story peopled with fully-realized characters and terrific, well-honed prose.” – Darcy Scott, award-winning author of Matinicus and Reese’s Leap
SINS OF THE FATHER
Book 2, The Erin Solomon Pentalogy
Honorable mention, 2013 New England Book Awards
Awesome Indies Featured Selection
Reporters Erin Solomon and Daniel Diggins travel to northern Maine to investigate a series of murders dating back nearly fifty years. The terrifying visions of a disturbed housekeeper from the region prove hauntingly prescient when the killer forces Diggs and Erin into the forests, rivers, and caverns of the Acadian woods, in a diabolical game of cat and mouse.
“A mash-up of mystery, romance, wicked suspense… and some seriously evil bad guys. Blood handles the suspense deftly and keeps you flipping the pages to find out what will happen next.” — DV Berkom, bestselling author of the Kate Jones thrillers
Book 3, The Erin Solomon Mysteries
Awesome Indies Featured Selection
Bestseller, Suspense and Women’s Sleuths
Exorcism. Snake handlers. A preacher who brands the children he saves with a cross of fire. In western Kentucky, Diggs and Solomon have twenty-four hours to solve the ritual murder of one of Diggs’ oldest friends, and find a deranged fundamentalist minister before he convinces his entire congregation to follow him to Glory.
“A must read.”
- Tahlia Newland, Awesome Indies Reviews
And now available!
BEFORE THE AFTER
Book 4, The Erin Solomon Pentalogy
The Game-Changing Novel Solomon Fans Have Been Waiting For
Using a code found on an encrypted memory card at the scene of their last case, Diggs and Solomon are closer than ever to discovering the truth behind the Payson Church, Mitch Cameron, and the forces behind more than three decades of secrets, lies, and murder. Their journey takes them from the Maine coast all the way to the furthest reaches of the Yucatan jungle… and into some of the darkest secrets in U.S. history.