Release Day Party for The Super Spies and the Pied Piper by Lisa Orchard

Hi everyone, Paul here today. I’m very excited to be a stop on Lisa Orchard’s Release Party for her middle grade book The Super Spies and the Pied Piper. I haven’t read any of these books, but I do own The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer. I read the “look inside” feature of this book on Amazon and loved it. I believe I included it in a Feed Your Reader Friday edition. It looks like I’m getting backed up in my reading now that Book 3 is out. Okay, enough of my rambling, let’s get to the release party!

Book 1:

 In a small town in Michigan, fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman and what’s worse? One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own investigation. The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the investigation. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer. Or die trying…

You can purchase the novel on: in: Kindleor Paperback in:Kindle or Paperback
Book 2:
The Super Spies and the High School Bomber
This book opens in a small town in Michigan where Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are now living with their Aunt and Uncle. Still reeling from the fact her parents have disappeared, Sarah starts the school year with her new friend Jackie Jenkins. When Sarah learns the school has been bombed, she’s filled with dread. Uncle Walt is a teacher, and he was in the school when the bomb exploded. Taking matters into her own hands, Sarah decides to search for him. The rest of the Super Spies are right behind her. When a fireman chases them away from the school, Sarah becomes suspicious. She decides to investigate. The FBI arrives on the scene. Sarah realizes this bombing could have even bigger implications. Searching for the bombers, Sarah is introduced to the world of terrorism. She fears that the bombing and her parents’ disappearance are connected and terrorists are involved. To make matters worse, the bombers are determined to finish the job. Can the Super Spies find the bombers before it’s too late?

You can purchase the novel on: in:Kindle in:Kindle

Book 3:
The Super Spies and the Pied Piper

Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are at it once again when they learn their missing parents cell phone has been traced to Alden, Michigan. When the FBI declines to continue the investigation, Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She calls upon the Super Spies and they delve into the situation. Suddenly, the teens find themselves immersed in small town intrigue and mystery involving a menacing stranger, who Sarah dubs “The Stalker.” But when Sarah learns hes connected to her parents disappearance, shes determined to find out what that connection is. The Super Spies embark on a journey that leads them into a web of corporate corruption at its highest level that leaves innocent victims in its wake. Can they find the proof they need to stop the greedy corporation before its too late?

Book Excerpt:

Copyright © Lisa Orchard 2013

Chapter One

What do you mean you lost them?” Sarah Cole fidgeted as she waited for Agent Gray to answer. I cant believe it! He lost the only clue to our parents location. What is wrong with this picture? Agitated, Sarah shifted in her seat and chewed on her lip. She was uncomfortable in the folding chair and rearranged her petite frame so she wouldnt feel the cold metal against her bare legs. Shivering, she glanced around the all-too-familiar room.

The gray cement block walls no longer gave her that creepy, closed-in feeling shed used to get when she first came to the interrogation rooms. She remembered the first time shed been in that tiny space. It had been the day shed discovered the Cat Ladys dead body. Sarah shuddered at the memory and then smiled when she remembered forming the Super Spies and bringing the Cat Lady Killer to justice. Glancing around the room again, she realized shed been in this room quite a bit these last few weeks, not only during the Cat Lady investigation, but the High School Bomber investigation as well. Shivering again, Sarah rubbed her arms but she really wasnt cold. Her mind filled with the image of the bomber the Super Spies had helped apprehend just a week earlier.
Wow! Was it just last week?
She tugged at a lock of her honey colored hair, then brushed it away with an impatient hand. She sighed and glanced at her younger sister. Lacey sat beside her with her legs crossed, jiggling her foot at such a rapid rate it seemed like her whole body was electrified. She caught Sarahs eye and for a moment her eyes glittered like emeralds before she shifted her gaze to Aunt June, who had placed her hand on Laceys leg in what appeared to be an attempt to quiet her. Sarah shifted in her chair and sighed again. Are we ever going to find Mom and Dad?
A commotion out in the hall drew everyones attention. Sarah leaned forward and craned her neck to see what was happening.
Chief, weve got an OD!” An officer yelled.

What?” Chief Johnson yelled as he rushed by. “An OD on what? Give me the details.”
The parents found their son unconscious in his room this morning, and an empty bottle of prescription medication on his bedside table.”
What was it?” Chief Johnson asked.
Its Myodine.”
Who makes it?”
Ah… Piper Drugs.”
Call Poison Control with the name and manufacturer and ask them what to do about an overdose. Instruct the parents to get their son to the hospital pronto,” Chief Johnson ordered.
Theyve brought him here.”

What?” Chief Johnson exclaimed.
The sound of policemen rushing through the hall pulled Sarah and her sister out of their seats. They hurried to the door, unable to stifle their curiosity. Peering down the corridor, Sarah caught a glimpse of a young man sagging between two officers as they desperately tried to keep him on his feet. One officer gently slapped his face while the other officers held him up. The young man blinked and then gagged, puking on the officer in front of him.
The rancid stench of fresh vomit filled the air. While plugging her nose, Sarah ducked back inside the interrogation room, followed by her sister. Sarah closed the door, hoping it would keep the smell from penetrating the room.
Did you hear that, Lace? Piper Drugs! Thats the company Dad works for,” Sarah whispered in her sisters ear before proceeding back to her seat.
Lacey opened her mouth to speak, but closed it when Agent Gray cleared his throat and motioned for them to sit down.
He continued his conversation as if they hadnt been interrupted. We were on our way to the location of the ping… but before we got there it disappeared.”
So, what does that mean? Did you find our parents or what?” Sarah blurted out as she sat down. She stared into Agent Grays icy blue eyes, trying to read his mind.

About the Author:

Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. She was hooked on mysteries by the fifth grade and even wrote a few of her own. She knew she wanted to be a writer even then. The Super Spies and the High School Bomber is the second book in the Super Spies series. Her first book was published in March of 2012 and it has received rave reviews. 

After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree she spent many years in the insurance industry, pining to express her creative side. The decision to stay home with her children gave her the opportunity to follow her dream and become a writer. She currently resides in Rockford Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, shes working on the third novel that stars the same quirky teens. When shes not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.
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  1. Thanks Paul for taking part in my release day celebration! 🙂 I appreciate the shout out!

    • Hi Lisa,
      No problem! More than happy to do it and I can’t wait to read all the books. Best of luck and please don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything else I can do for you.


  2. congrats on your new release, Lisa.

  3. Thanks Rita! I appreciate your kind words! 🙂

  4. Here’s the link to the Astraea Press site if anyone would like to purchase the book! 🙂!/~/product/category=662245&id=24157242

  5. Hi Paul, Thanks for visiting my blog today! The story about the cat lady killer sounds interesting. I have an appreciation for stories where the children are a step ahead of the grown-ups.

    • Hi Cynthia,
      You’re welcome. I really enjoy it, sorry I’ve been absent a bit lately. Life seems to get in the way sometimes, lol. I too, enjoy great middle grade reads where the children are a step ahead of the grown-ups. I can’t wait to read this series. I have the 1st book, I just have to get to reading it. Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.


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