Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Website Down and Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway

*** Giveaway closed. Congratulations to Cheryl A., the winner! ***

My website is currently down. Not sure what's going on, but I'm hoping to get it resolved soon. I say that having no idea how long it will take or if I submitted the help form correctly (I'm using the term "form" loosely, as the only field on it was a checkbox to make sure I'm not a robot). Ain't technology grand? I rarely use the word "ain't," but I've been practicing my Southern speak as research for Cozy Cat Caper Mystery book 23, Crash in Cherry Hills, which releases today! (And no, the timing of my website fail hasn't escaped my notice.) At any rate, I've set up a temporary page for my Paige Sleuth books. Apologies for any inconvenience, and please email me at if you need further assistance in locating my books.

Now on to the fun stuff! I'm giving one person who comments on this blog post their choice of the following two cozy mysteries:

Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon

When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer...

It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane...

Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death...

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

Connect with Cheryl: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Off the Books by Lucy Arlington (aka Susan Furlong)

Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she'll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime...

The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina’s best vendors but also some of the agency's most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake.

But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting. Soon it's discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case. It's up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars...

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

Connect with Susan: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

(* Please note, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Apple iTunes (iBooks) 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!)

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below and let me know if you're familiar with either of these authors or if you have your own technology frustrations to share. You must include your name and email address in the body of your comment so I can reach you if you win. If the winner has a United States mailing address, they will receive my used, signed paperback copies of the above two books. If the winner resides outside the United States, they will either receive a new paperback of their choice of one of the two books listed above or, if the Book Depository does not ship to their country, an alternate prize of my choosing. This is where I usually link to the giveaway rules on my website, but since my website is down the general rules are as follows: the winner must be legally allowed to enter based on their country/regional rules in order to collect their prize; the winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours or their prize is forfeited; I am not responsible for prizes lost or damaged during shipping; and, if I am unable to deliver the above-mentioned prize the winner will receive an alternate prize of my choosing. Giveaway closes at midnight Eastern on June 6, 2018. Good luck!

Monday, May 7, 2018

It's Chick Lit May (with giveaways)!

It's Chick Lit May, and some of my wonderful author friends have organized the Happily Ever After Hop in celebration. This Facebook hop runs the week of May 7 and is your chance to learn about new chick-lit authors and maybe win some awesome prizes along the way. Read on for their official announcement!

Picture it . . . the lovely month of May, where spring is springing up all over the Northern Hemisphere, and there's going to be a royal wedding, and it's International Chick Lit Month! What's a Chick Lit lover to do? Join Chick Lit Chat HQ's Happily Ever After Hop on Facebook, of course!

From Monday, May 7th through Sunday, May 13th, 49 bestselling and award-winning Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy authors will be whooping it up on Facebook, celebrating all things royal and romantic. And because our readers deserve to be treated like queens, these authors will be giving away books, swag, gift cards, and lots of other fabulous prizes (no toads or poisoned apples here!), plus the week will wrap up with an award of a blingtastic, royal-themed Grand Prize Pack worth more than $150*, and not one, not two, notthreenotfournotfive, but SIX $25 Amazon gift cards!

So, grab that tiara, hop on your unicorn, and head on over to the Happily Ever After Hop page on Facebook and join the group where you can meet and chat with your fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres. Plus you'll find links for all the participating authors and you can enter to win the Grand Prize Pack or one of those Amazon gift cards. We look forward to partying with you!

*The royal-themed Grand Prize Pack giveaway is not open to international entrants. However, all of the individual author giveaways and the $25 Amazon gift card giveaways are open internationally.