Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Amicable Divorce is free for a limited time!

The Amicable Divorce
My chick-lit novel, The Amicable Divorce, is a free ebook download for a limited time. (Please verify all prices before downloading.)

Here's why you should read it:
  • It's silly, and who couldn't use some escapist fiction right now?
  • Although it's silly, the storyline touches upon a scenario that I believe will one day come to pass. Not sure if I can say much more without spoilers, so skip to the next bullet point if you prefer to be surprised. For the rest of you, I'll leave it at this: bioengineering.
  • It's the first book I wrote (16 years ago now!), and while I'm sure it is incredibly flawed (I don't dare read it again), it will probably always be one of my favorites if only for sentimental reasons.
  • Vanessa (the heroine) may or may not have more problems than you do, but you won't know unless you read it.
  • It's free!
The book doesn't contain any f-bombs or sex scenes, but it's also not as clean as some of my other books. If that bothers you, I won't be offended if you give it a pass. If you do read it and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review somewhere (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Goodreads, and Bookbub are all welcome options). If you don't like the book, feel free to keep that to yourself. (But if you really need to tell someone, you're welcome to leave a review too. I don't read them.)

Click here for download links.

Be kind to yourselves.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Book Sale and Giveaway

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Kara M., the winner! ***

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and what better way to show my thanks for all of my wonderful readers out there than to do a giveaway? This week I'm featuring paperback copies of two fun mysteries: The Case of the Tabloid Tattler by Perry Kirkpatrick, and You Can Lead a Horse to Murder by Tara Meyers. Lucky for me, I have had the pleasure of meeting both of these talented authors in person.

Perry is also hosting a fabulous Black Friday book sale starting tomorrow, November, 29, and ending Monday, December 2, 2019. All participating ebooks are either free or $0.99 USD, and Perry, Tara, and I all have free mystery titles enrolled in the sale. Stop by and fill up your ereaders!

https://sale.perrykirkpatrick.com


As for the book giveaway, read on to learn more about these wonderful books, then enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Entrants with a United States mailing address are welcome to enter for a chance to win one or both books. Everyone else can enter for a chance to win one of the featured books, with the understanding that if the Book Depository does not ship to the winner's country they will receive an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules. Good luck!


The Case of the Tabloid Tattler by Perry Kirkpatrick

"I'm Mia. I know how to write. Why's that a big deal? Because... I'm a cat."

Someone is telling the tabloids about Ms. Thornblood's every move. Is it the housekeeper? the cook? the maid? the handyman? The detective hired to solve the case isn't sure. Things are looking pretty hopeless until Mia, his talented cat, offers to spend a week at Ms. Thornblood's as a spy.

With time running out, and an embarrassing secret about to be revealed, will Mia be able to save the day—and solve her first case?

Find the book: Amazon*

Connect with Perry: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


You Can Lead a Horse to Murder by Tara Meyers

Spirited Ember Burns is led back home to open her own veterinary practice, and her first client lands her in the middle of a murder mystery. When the evidence points to the horse as the cause of death, she vows to protect him.

But horses don't talk and neither do the dead, so Ember has to rely on her intelligence and instinct to get to the truth. A truth buried under layers of small-town secrets. Some that are big enough to get you killed.

Battling a reluctant Sheriff and pushy Mayor, Ember struggles to get her business off the ground while digging deeper. Why would anyone want to kill the local farrier? And who was plotting to stop her? As the town gears up for its centennial celebration, Ember is led from local ranches to the surrounding mountains in her quest. Can she unveil the true culprit before they get away with murder?


Find the book: Amazon*

Connect with Tara: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


Covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple Services Performance Partners (Apple Books) Program, the Barnes & Noble affiliate program, and the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something using one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!) 


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Apple Books Cozy Mystery Sale

Don't miss out on this Apple Books cozy mystery sale happening now! Framed in Cherry Hills as well as nine other cozy mystery ebooks are only 99¢ through September 17, 2019. (Prices may only be valid in the United States and on Apple Books. Please verify all prices before purchasing.) Happy reading!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Cats or Dogs?

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Carol S., the winner! ***

Do you prefer cats or dogs? If you're familiar with my books, you probably already know my answer. But, in all honesty, I'm a dog fan too. And just because I don't have any dogs in my life doesn't mean I can't enjoy reading about them.

Speaking of which, I'm excited to announce that my friend Valerie Burns has a new book out this week in her Dog Club Mystery series. Coincidentally, I also have a new Paige Sleuth Cozy Cat Caper Mystery book out, which means no matter where you stand on the cat vs. dog debate you have a reason to celebrate right now!

Valerie was nice enough to send me a Kindle copy of her second Dog Club Mystery, The Puppy Who Knew Too Much, to give away to one lucky reader. This is a gift ebook delivered by Amazon.com, which I believe means you must be a United States resident in order to redeem it. Since I like to make my contests open to everyone, if the winner does not live in the United States I will substitute any ebook from the Cozy Cat Caper Mystery series as your prize. Please see my website for the full rules if you'd like, then enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!

And here's a peek at the books Valerie and I have out this week:


Bark If It's Murder by V.M. Burns

When a last-minute opportunity arises to accompany her boss to an art auction in Atlanta, Lilly throws some money at the problem of where to board her toy poodle Aggie (short for Agatha Christie). Posh Pet Haven offers the most luxurious canine accommodations in all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The place even provides pet cams so anxious owners can check in on their pampered pooches.

But when Lilly tries to take a peek at her poodle, she gets a terrible shock—she witnesses what she’s sure is a murder. She thinks the victim may be the wealthy co-owner of Pet Haven. The police follow her lead but find no body, no evidence of a crime, and no video record. Starting to feel like the dog owner who cried wolf, Lilly decides to go undercover to catch a killer who may be hiding in plain sight . . .

Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble* | Kobo*

Connect with Valerie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


Clean Kill in Cherry Hills by Paige Sleuth

Sometimes murder is the only way to clean up the neighborhood.

Kat Harper's leisurely Sunday afternoon at her police detective boyfriend Andrew's house comes to an abrupt halt when a stray cat leads them to a dead body next door. Tragic as it is, nobody is surprised to learn the neighborhood hoarder lost his life in a mess of his own making.

Or did he?

The police soon rule Glen Havelin's death a homicide, but how do you narrow down the suspect list for a victim nobody liked? The deeper Kat digs, the more certain she is that Glen racked up more enemies than neighborhood code violations. But that won't stop the amateur sleuth from getting to the truth . . . not even after she's told her quest for "whodunit" might be putting her relationship with Andrew in jeopardy.


Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble* | Kobo* | Google Play*

Connect with Paige: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


Covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple Services Performance Partners (Apple Books) Program, the Barnes & Noble affiliate program, the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, and the Google Play Affiliates program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something using one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!) 


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Rebecca B., the winner! ***

Hello and happy July! This month's book giveaway features Historically Dead, a delightful cozy mystery by Greta McKennan, and The Moonglow Cafe, another fun cozy mystery, this one by my author friend Deborah Garner. Entrants with a United States mailing address are welcome to try their hand at winning one or both books. Everyone else can enter for a chance to win one of the featured books, with the understanding that if the Book Depository does not ship to the winner's country they will receive an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules. Read on to learn more about these wonderful books, then enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!


Historically Dead by Greta McKennan

When the reality show My House in History comes to Laurel Springs, Pennsylvania, savvy seamstress Daria Dembrowski sees a business opportunity. The show follows two elderly sisters’ quest to restore their colonial mansion, and that means a heap of work for a seamstress who specializes in historical textiles. Although one of the old women is a bit of a grump, Daria loves the job—until she discovers one of the researchers dead, and the whole project threatens to unwind.

As a series of historical crimes pile up, from a stolen Paul Revere platter to a chilling incident of arson, Daria must find the killer quickly, for her life is hanging by a thread.

Find the book: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble* | Kobo*

Connect with Greta: Website | Facebook | Goodreads 


The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner

New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception.

Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age café to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?

Find the book: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble*

Connect with Deborah: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


Covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple Services Performance Partners (Apple Books) Program, the Barnes & Noble affiliate program, and the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something using one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!) 


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Friday, April 19, 2019

April Book Giveaway and Adoptable Animal

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Barbara C., the winner! *** 

Happy April, everyone! This month I'm giving away a copy of Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub. This wonderful book features some paranormal elements as well as a lovable cat. If the Book Depository does not ship to the winner's country, the winner will receive an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules.

It's also time to spotlight another adoptable animal! Meet the beautiful and friendly Scrappy Doo.

Scrappy Doo the Cat, April's Adoptable Animal

Scrappy Doo is a 15-pound Maine Coon mix thought to be about five years old. He should be an only cat, as he can be rather aggressive toward other cats. It is unknown how he would get along with dogs or children. He is very affectionate and loving with people, and he would make a wonderful pet. He does tend to regurgitate his food easily, however, either because he eats too fast or needs a special diet. He is an indoor cat but enjoys walking on a leash outside. Please visit Scrappy Doo's profile on The NoKill Network to learn more about Scrappy Doo or to apply for adoption.


If you're entering the book giveaway, there is a daily option to share information about Scrappy Doo in order to earn more entries. If you're not entering the book giveaway, below are some links to pages/posts you can share/retweet if you'd still like to give Scrappy some additional exposure.

Scrappy Doo on The NoKill Network
Facebook
Twitter

Read on to learn more about the book I'm giving away, then enter using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!

Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub

When reluctant road trippers Bella Jordan and her son Max detour to Lily Dale, New York, they're planning to deliver a lost cat to its home and then move on, searching for one of their own. But the footloose feline's owner Leona Gatto has unexpectedly passed away, leaving behind a pregnant pet without a mistress, a busy inn without a keeper--and a lovable circle of neighbors who chat with dead people.

After agreeing to help out temporarily, sensible Bella doesn't need psychic gifts to figure out that a houseful of tourists and a litter of kittens lie in her immediate future--or that Leona was murdered. It's up to her to solve the case so that she and Max can leave town, but their new home--like Leona's killer--might just lurk where she least expects it.

Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble | Kobo*

Connect with Wendy: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Adoptable Animal write-up modified from information posted to The NoKill Network. Photo from The NoKill Network.
Book covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple iTunes (Apple Books) Affiliate Program, and the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something through one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!)


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blackmail in Cherry Hills Now Available!


Blackmail in Cherry Hills, Paige Sleuth's Cozy Cat Caper Mystery book 26, is now available (ebook only at the moment; paperbacks are in the works). Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Giveaway and Adoptable Animal

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Dianne C., the winner! ***

Happy 2019, everyone! It's hard for me to believe it's February already. Where did January go?

Time for another book giveaway! This week I'm featuring suspense novels by Cynthia Harrison and Hallie Ephron. Cynthia is the very first author friend I made online when I began this publishing journey back in 2013. She has historically been a romance author, but I'm thrilled she's finding her way into mysteries. Lily White in Detroit is her debut suspense novel, and it's wonderful. I discovered Hallie through the Jungle Red Writers, a fabulously entertaining blog run by several women mystery authors. If you're not familiar with the Jungle Red Writers, you need to fix that right away! Hallie's You'll Never Know, Dear is an entertaining standalone novel and not nearly as creepy as the cover suggests. I promise. United States residents are welcome to enter to win one or both titles and will receive my gently used book(s) if they win. Non-US readers can choose one of these books and, if they win, they will either receive a new paperback of their chosen title or, if the Book Depository does not ship to their country, an alternate prize of my choosing. Please see my website for the full rules.


It's also time to spotlight another adoptable animal! Meet the beautiful Lulu Belle.

Lulu Belle the Cat, February's Adoptable Animal

Lulu Belle is a nine-year-old domestic shorthair available through P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park, a no-kill shelter in Tinley Park, Illinois. Please visit Lulu Belle's Petango profile for details on how to contact the shelter.


If you're entering the book giveaway, there is a daily option to share information about Lulu Belle in order to earn more entries. If you're not entering the book giveaway, below are some links to pages/posts you can share/retweet if you'd still like to give this cute kitty some additional exposure.

Lulu Belle on Petango
Facebook
Twitter

Read on to learn more about the books I'm giving away, then enter using the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. Good luck!

Lily White in Detroit by Cynthia Harrison

Private investigator Lily White has a client with a faulty moral compass. When the client is arrested for murdering his wife and her alleged lover, Lily follows her intuition and her own leads. If she’s wrong, she’ll at least know she did her job.

Detroit police detective Derrick Paxton remembers Lily from another case. He understands she suffers from PTSD and thinks her judgment is impaired. He goes after her client and the evidence he needs to close the case. When Lily is kidnapped, the case takes an unexpected turn.

In a sometimes racially divided city, a black cop and a white PI work together to peel back every layer to find the truth. What they find leads them to each other, but do they have enough to bring the true criminals to justice?

Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble | Kobo*

Connect with Cynthia: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 


You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey’s precious doll was gone . . . and so was Janey.

Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis—now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own—still blames herself for what happened. Every year on the anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, their mother, Miss Sorrel, places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day—a one-of-a-kind porcelain doll—offering a generous cash reward for its return. For years, there’s been no response. But this year, the doll came home.

It is the first clue in a decades-old mystery that is about to turn into something far more sinister—endangering Lis and the lives of her mother and daughter as well. Someone knows the truth about what happened all those years ago, and is desperate to keep it hidden.

Find the book: Amazon* | Apple Books* | Barnes & Noble | Kobo*

Connect with Hallie: Website | FacebookTwitter | Goodreads 

Adoptable Animal write-up modified from information posted by P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park. Photo taken from Petango.com.
Book covers and blurbs taken from Amazon.com.
(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple iTunes (Apple Books) Affiliate Program, and the Kobo Rakuten Marketing affiliate program, which means I may earn a referral commission when you buy something through one of the links above. This does not affect the price you pay, but if you would prefer to bypass my affiliate links please access your desired retailer website directly instead of using the links found here. Thank you!)


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Monday, December 17, 2018

Sleuthing Women

As 2018 comes to a close, I have some exciting news. Sleuthing Women is a fabulous group of women mystery authors, and I'm happy to be joining them. If you're on Facebook, please join our group. It's a great way to chat with your favorite authors, discover new books, and enter to win prizes. Please also sign up to receive our email newsletter and never miss an update. Thank you for your support this year, and I hope to catch up with everyone in 2019!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Free Cozy Mystery Ebook


Murder in Cherry Hills, Paige Sleuth's first Cozy Cat Caper Mystery, is currently a free ebook (please verify all prices before downloading). Happy holidays!