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Blue Coyote Motel

Find out why this author has been named by Amazon seven times as an All-Star!

Would you take an anti-aging hormone? What if you could keep your youth? If someone you knew was terrified of aging, and you'd invented the hormone, would you give it to them? Even if it meant discovery would cause you to lose your chance of winning the Nobel Prize?
Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert areas as owners of the motel.
Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane he begins to experiment with the wonder drug. Six wayward travelers, including an alcoholic priest, a couple who own gold mines in Brazil, a depressed widow, a struggling salesman, and a Native American pediatrician find themselves spending the night at the small motel. The next morning they wake up feeling better than ever. Has Jeffrey's miracle drug delivered? Or is the nightmare of addiction only beginning? Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties present in all of us.

Dianne is the author of the Coyote Series, The Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series, the Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series, and most recently, the High Desert Cozy Mystery Series. For more information about Dianne's books, go to

Blue Coyote Motel was a quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Contest.

Important places

Guadalajara (12)
Huntington Beach (14)
Palm Springs (36)
Santa Catalina Island (14)


Riverside (75)
Orange (214)
Los Angeles (1,863)


Rio de Janeiro (113)
Jalisco (33)
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (131)
California (7,435)


France (7,260)
Mexico (1,563)
Brazil (700)
United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (466)
Alps (839)
South America (2,214)
Southern California (2,840)
West Coast (USA) (5,046)