New Back Cover Blurb

Just in time for submission to the Copyright Office:

WAVES Lt. Livvy Delacourt is combing war-torn Great Britain for her family grimoire, an ancient book of protection spells. Inherited clairvoyant gifts might enable Livvy to use these spells to defend her Philadelphia headquarters from relentless paranormal attacks by Hitler’s cadre of sorcerers.

At Livvy’s side is Naval Commander Trey Drew. Trey’s mission is to keep his lead psychic and the book safe, but growing feelings for Livvy may be distracting him. Can he even determine where the actual threat is coming from?

With Livvy’s paranormal talents and Trey’s practicality, the duo has proven a powerful team in fighting magical threats. But, can they rescue the grimoire and protect one another from the most nefarious opponents they have ever faced?

Paperback Version of EXPECT BETRAYAL Available!

Who’d a thunk it. Between the publisher getting the software upgrades done, getting line edits from Beta readers, with my editing/proofing the manuscript multiple times and verifying that the formatting was correct, I managed to get the paperback version of EXPECT BETRAYAL ready for launch by 6/9/20.

Here’s its book trailer: (1:48) (ISBN 978-1-39303-469-8)

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Give a listen to this book trailer (1:45) for EXPECT BETRAYAL:

Here’s EXPECT BETRAYAL’s description:

A college friend offers advice on surviving in war-torn England to the naval commander overseeing the U.S. psychic team and to its team leader (a U.S. WAVES clairvoyant) while they search for her family’s grimoire, The Book of Cures. It contains spells and charms to protect their Philadelphia headquarters from further Nazi occult attacks. But the friend is the very man assigned by the Fatherland to spy on them and to put a bullet between their eyes once he gets his hands on this grimoire that Hitler covets and needs to fight the war.

The Latest–An EXPECT BETRAYAL Press Release

San Leandro Novelist Releases Seventh Novel on April 18, 2020

In it, U.S. psychics match wits with WWII Nazi spies

E-Books 1 of this series on sale for 99cents until 4/18/20

San Leandro, CA— San Leandro novelist, JoAnn Smith Ainsworth, will release her seventh novel, a paranormal suspense entitled Expect Betrayal (e-book ISBN:  9781393579403), on April 18, 2020. In it, the U.S. government recruits psychics during WWII to hunt down Nazi spies. Ms. Ainsworth was a child during the 1940’s. Her wartime memories add poignancy to the novel, as well as adding authenticity of settings and times.

Expect Betrayal takes place in Great Britain where the clairvoyant team leader for the psychics is searching for a relative evacuated because of the Blitz. The European cousin is custodian of the family’s The Book of Cures, which ancient manuscript contains spells and charms believed able to protect their Philadelphia headquarters from Nazi occult attacks. This is the third book in this Operation Delphi series.

Ana Manwaring, mystery author and reviewer, says “Ainsworth develops a suspense filled, historically steeped race against time and evil…she gives a riveting story of espionage and treachery set in an era of polite national determination.”

EXPECT TROUBLE e-book is now on sale for 99 cents and the EXPECT DECEPTION e-book is $1.99 until April 18.

Awards won by this series:

Expect Trouble, Book 1 (ISBN:  978-1-48356-196-7), Semi-finalist, East Texas Writers Guild’s First Chapter Contest and Runner-up for Shelf Unbound Award.

Expect Deception, Book 2 (print ISBN: 978-1-63152-060-0, ebook ISBN 978-1-63152-061-7, audio ISBN:  978-0-99874-901-3). Awards:  Finalist, 2016 Best Book Awards, Mystery/Suspense category; Finalist, 2016 East Texas Writers Guild first chapter contest.

Ms. Ainsworth is a member of Sisters in Crime—Northern California, Bay Area Independent Publishers Assn., and California Writers Club. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She has an M.A.T. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her M.B.A. studies from Pepperdine University.

To learn more, visit or Twitter @JoAnnAinsworth or her Facebook JoAnnSmithAinsworthAuthor Fan Page.

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