Lucky Bat releases N. M. Cedeño’s newest paranormal mystery

Lucky Bat Books is thrilled to announce that the second installment in N. M. Cedeño’s Bad Vibes Removal Services series, Degrees of Deceit, is now available in print and ebook!

In this paranormal mystery, a college prankster is making life hellish for the freshmen residents of Dellonmarsh Dorm on a University of Texas campus. The sleep-deprived students are spooked by the time Montgomery Investigations arrives on the scene to track down the prank-playing vandal who comes and goes like a ghost. Rumors say a benevolent ghost haunts the residence hall, but these treacherous tricks are anything but benevolent. As the pranks escalate from obnoxious noises in the night to poisons and more dangerous threats, investigators Lea, Kamika, and their boss, Montgomery, work to identify a perpetrator who lurks in the shadows.

Meanwhile, as Lea approaches the end of her master’s degree program, she struggles with the fallout from accusing her thesis advisor, the well-liked Dr. Mortimer Richardson, of stealing her work and publishing it as his own. His supporters claim she’s lying and don’t mind doing whatever it takes to make her life miserable.

With Kamika (maybe) starting a business and Lea (hopefully) finishing her master’s degree, will this be the end of their partnership at Bad Vibes Removal Services? Could the investigation in the dorm be their last case together? And can they catch the culprit before disaster strikes?

Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and a variety of other retailers.

About the Author

N. M. Cedeño lives in Texas and writes mystery short stories and novels. Her mysteries vary from traditional mysteries to romantic suspense, to science fiction in genre. Her debut novel, All In Her Head, was published in 2014 by Lucky Bat Books, followed by her second novel, For the Children’s Sake, in 2015. For the Children’s Sake was selected as a finalist for a First Chapter Book Award by the East Texas Writer’s Guild in 2016. Another science fiction mystery “A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy,” was published by Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine in 2012. For more information, please visit

Other Stories by N. M. Cedeño
If you enjoyed this story, you may also like:

Bad Vibes Removal Services: Short Story Collection

“A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy”
“In the Interest of Public Safety”

All in Her Head (a Lucky Bat book)

For the Children’s Sake (a Lucky Bat book)

Bad Vibes Removal Services: The Walls Can Talk (a Lucky Bat book)

To connect with N. M. Cedeño please visit

Managing Editor: Jessica Santina

Cover artist: Brandon Swann