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At Long Last, New Novel PALMETTO ROSE Reunites Readers with
Clairvoyant Single Mom Tipsy Collins
"Tipsy is a fierce, interesting, and colorful character that you will feel empathy for immediately."
Bestselling author Stephanie Alexander’s new novel, PALMETTO ROSE, the next installment in the award-winning Tipsy Collins Series, is now available at all major book retailers.
In PALMETTO ROSE, readers learn that clairvoyant single mom Tipsy Collins spent the last year focused on her kids and her artistic endeavors. No dating. No fighting with her irascible ex-husband. No ghostly shenanigans. Life is drama free, but it feels stagnant, personally and professionally.
Enter a new supernatural mystery and a new beau, both replete with potential complications. After her teenage daughter ends up in the psychiatric ward, domineering retired executive Jillian Yates hires Tipsy to rid her historic Charleston mansion of spirits. The Victorian ghost-in-residence, Thomas Bonneau, is a charmer, but Tipsy senses something hiding behind his unusual amiability. In the meantime, her unexpected romance with psychiatrist Scott Brandt—her ex-in-law—stokes her former husband’s wrath.
Tipsy struggles to trust her heart, and friends and loved ones—living and dead—offer support as old insecurities threaten to keep her moribund. In order to truly blossom, Tipsy must conquer her fear of life’s thorns.
"Five Stars," says Readers' Favorite. "Stephanie Alexander has perfected the cozy paranormal genre with the Tipsy Collins Series, and [Palmetto Rose] triumphs in every aspect....engaging and mysterious...the character development of Tipsy, her clients, and her new love interest was... superbly realistic and light-hearted."
“As PALMETTO ROSE begins, readers who have been rooting for Tipsy will sense that she's experienced significant personal growth,” says author Stephanie Alexander, "but she still has a lot to learn. As she enters an exciting new chapter in her life, her own past haunts her. PALMETTO ROSE is ultimately about recognizing, facing, and overcoming old fears.”
The success of CHARLESTON GREEN and readers’ enthusiastic requests for a sequel encouraged Stephanie Alexander to continue Tipsy’s story. CHARLESTON GREEN won multiple literary accolades (20202 BookLife Prize for Fiction Quarterfinalist, 2020 Readers’ Favorite Paranormal Fiction Silver Medalist, 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Paranormal Division Finalist, 2021 Annie McDonnell Literary Award Finalist) and has received praise from best-selling authors and top editorial reviewers. The second Tipsy Collins novel, HAINT BLUE, was the 2021 Readers' Favorite Gold Medalist for Paranormal Fiction.
Kirkus Reviews says this about CHARLESTON GREEN: “Alexander blends the warm humor of her characters with balmy escriptions of her Southern gothic setting. In Tipsy and her ghosts, Alexander finds a story about the frustrations of love and aging, as well as the weight that history places on the living, particularly, perhaps, in the South Carolina Lowcountry.”
Readers' Favorite says this about HAINT BLUE: "Stephanie Alexander gives us a really fresh take on the paranormal genre, setting this novel apart. HAINT BLUE is a highly engaging paranormal mystery, filled with fun, frolic, and geunie nail-biting moments as we race to its conclusion."
All three Tipsy Collins novels are now available on all major book retailers. Signed copies are available at The Village Bookseller, Mount Pleasant, SC.