The world’s newest superhero is on her way

Lady Blackwing
by Devorah Fox


Lady Blackwing, A Fantasy/Sci Fi Mini, Kindle edition

epub and other digital formats

Preorder: May 1st, 2017 | ASIN B0724Z27VM: | 11 Pages | Price: 99¢

Mercedes is just trying to make her way through life: taking classes, working her shift as a barista, and writing short stories that she never seems to finish. After a minor accident, she finds herself imbued with startling powers. She projects future events and rewrites the past, with disastrous consequences. Her first attempts to use her strange talents incite a zombie attack and bring an Egyptian goddess to life. Stunned by awesome abilities that she can’t seem to control, Mercedes wonders if she’s been cursed. Can she be cured? And if she can’t, what then?

Devorah FoxDevorah Fox “What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series including “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and ”The Lost King,” awarded the All Authors Certificate of Excellence. She also wrote “Detour,” ranked in the Top Ten Thrillers in Preditor/Editors Readers’ Choice Poll and “The Zen Detective,” a finalist in the Golden Books Award Contest. She co-authored the contemporary thriller, “Naked Came the Sharks,” with Jed Donellie, contributed to “Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology,” and “Magic Unveiled: An Anthology,” and has several Mystery Mini Short Reads to her name. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.

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The world needs a new superhero

Lady Blackwing, A Fantasy/SciFi MiniTimes are tough today and the world needs a new superhero. Someone who can right the wrongs.

Hang on, World. Lady Blackwing is on her way. (Just as soon as she figures out how this world-changing business works … )

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Two Heads Are Deader Than One

Today I’m delighted to spotlight a book by Elena Hartwell with a title that I’ll bet got you chuckling, and curious.

Two Heads Are Deader Than One
by Elena Hartwell


Two Heads are Deader Than One (Eddie Shoes Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Camel Press (April 15, 2017)
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813136

Private Investigator Eddie Shoes is enjoying a rare period of calm. She’s less lonely now that Chava, her card-counting mom from Vegas, is sharing her home. She also has a new companion, Franklin, a giant dog of curious ancestry.

Hoping for a lucrative new case, Eddie instead finds herself taking on a less promising client: her best friend from her childhood in Spokane. Dakota has turned up in Bellingham in jail, where she is being held on a weapons charge. Eddie reluctantly agrees not only to lend her friend money for bail but to also investigate who is stalking her. Soon after Dakota is freed, she disappears again, leaving Eddie to answer to the local cops, including her ex-boyfriend Chance Parker. Has Dakota been kidnapped? If not, why did she jump bail? What are Eddie’s business cards doing on the bodies of two murder victims?

elenahartwellheadshotbAbout The Author

After twenty years in the theater, Elena Hartwell turned her dramatic skills to fiction. Her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go introduces Eddie Shoes, private eye. Called “the most fun detective since Richard Castle stumbled into the 12th precinct,” by author Peter Clines, I’DTale Magazine stated, “this quirky combination of a mother-daughter reunion turned crime-fighting duo will captivate readers.”

In addition to her work as a novelist, Elena teaches playwriting at Bellevue College and tours the country to lead writing workshops.

When she’s not writing or teaching, her favorite place to be is at the farm with her horses, Jasper and Radar, or at her home, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Washington, with her husband, their dog, Polar, and their trio of cats, Jackson, Coal Train, and Luna, aka, “the other cat upstairs.” Elena holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego, a M.Ed. from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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April 14 – My Journey Back and My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

April 15 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

April 16 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

April 17 – Readeropolis – REVIEW

April 19 – Books Direct – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

April 20 – Omnimystery News – INTERVIEW

April 21- Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

April 22 – Lori’s Reading Corner – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

April 23 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW

April 24 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

April 25 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

April 26 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

April 27 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

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Read My Mind

Read My MInd, The Blogger MagazineHere’s your invitation to enjoy a new publication: Read My Mind, a blogger magazine.

Read My Mind – The Blogger Magazine, is a collaboration of seasoned writers from across the globe bringing you common sense advice to brave the world of publishing. the magazine will offer fabulous writing contests with worldwide promotion and marketing as the prize.

This magazine is an entertain-and-educate project by Nassima Design about books, music, movies, real life stories, and much more. Read the magazine and learn more about the publisher here:

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Drop Everything and READ

When was the last time that you picked up a book? Remember how satisfying it was to submerse yourself in a different place,  a different time? How the characters got under your skin and made their lives engrossing and real? How it all made you forget your troubles and trials even if just for a little while?

Well, if you need an excuse to take a vacation from your world, here it is. Wednesday, April 12 is D.E.A.R. Day: Drop Everything and Read. Drop Everything and Read

Many years ago, Beverly Cleary introduced D.E.A.R. in her Ramona Quimby, Age 8 book. Originally intended to promote reading among children, D.E.A.R. Day has become a national event, the highlight of a month-long  celebration for readers of all ages. So drop everything and pick up a book. Cut out a little time in your day to get reacquainted with that book you started weeks ago, or get into a new one.

My Fantasy author friends and I are making it extra enticing, with a sale, a confab, and a giveaway. 

Visit the FSFNet Web site for a list of and links to discounted Fantasy and Science Fiction books.

Click here to go to the FSFNet D.E.A.R. Author Chat Event on FacebookI’ll be hosting at 10:30 a.m. EST so come and let’s share what we love about books.

And don’t forget to enter that giveaway for a chance to win a $20 amazon gift card, which you could spend on what? Oh I don’t know, BOOKS? plus a bunch of other stuff, like free books.

Tell your Mom, your spouse, you boss, that I gave you permission to Drop Everything and Read!

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Book bargains galore

The Brain to Books Cyber Convention is over until next year. If you attended, I hope that you enjoyed it. Winners of the contests and giveaways are being announced so if you entered something, be sure to check to see if you won.

If you missed it, you still have a chance to grab up some great reads at bargain prices, or even free, at these events.

April 9-10,  the Criminally Good Mystery Ebooks sale. Lots of bargains here for you readers of crime fiction, including my cozy mystery mini, Murder by the Book for just pennies. This sale ends today so if you see a title that you like snap it up.

 

Go Wide Sale and GiveawayApril 9-15, the Go Wide Sale. Scoop up all the cozy mysteries you want, from whatever online vendor you like best, whether it’s Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Kobo. And be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $30 amazon gift card.

You’ll find Murder by the Book here too and if you haven’t read it yet, you might want to get it now. I’m working on another Candy Wadsen mystery.

Drop Everything and Read 2017April 12, Drop Everything and Read. I’ll be taking over Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Throughout the day my Fantasy-book author friends and I will be hosting games, giveaways, chats, and more.

 

Happy reading!

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This Convention is anything but conventional

The month of April offers you readers lots of chances to grab up free and bargain books.

Brain to Books Cyber Convention
A reader’s delight

I don’t travel to conventions these days but that doesn’t mean I don’t attend them. Instead, I go to virtual conventions conducted online. They offer all the same benefits: booths, panel discussions, contests, and of course lots of FREE STUFF. This month it’s the 3rd annual Brain to Books Cyber Convention, B2BCYCON for short.
B2BCYCON Hundreds of authors in various genres and 18 different countries are participating, all over the Internet. It’s a chance for writers to network with other writers, editors, cover designers, and other industry professionals.
For readers, it’s an outstanding opportunity to get better acquainted with your favorite author and find new favorites, not to mention scoop up FREE books, bookmarks, book bags, and other giveaways, all from the comfort of your favorite chair.
I went for the first time last year and had a blast, so I’m doing it again. I’ll be attending as a reader and a neworking writer, but as an author, I’ve got goodies of my own for you.

Meanwhile, SAVE THE DATE. You’ll receive an email reminder the day of CyCon. And, you’ll be entered to win a $100 amazon gift card. Winners will be announced on April 7 so you definitely want to click this link and register.


The Writing Life

When not busy with online conventions, sales, and giveaways, I’m working another cozy mystery story with heroine Candy Wadsen this month during Camp NaNoWriMo, an organized writing marathon.


Coming Soon

April 9-10,  the Criminally Good Mystery Ebooks sale. Lots of bargains here for you readers of crime fiction.

 

Drop Everything and Read 2017April 12, Drop Everything and Read. I’ll be taking over Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Throughout the day my Fantasy-book author friends and I will be hosting games, giveaways, chats, and more.

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Buried secrets are the Treasure in Paradise

Treasure in Paradise
by Kathi Daley

 

Treasure in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Henery Press (April 11, 2017)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111910
KINDLE ASIN: B01N5OSSL2

Synopsis

Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation. All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than pirate’s treasure.

KathiDaley

About the Author

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series.

Come for the murder, stay for the romance.

Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she’s not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.

Visit Kathi Daley:

Blog – http://kathidaleyblog.com

Facebook at Kathi Daley Books, www.facebook.com/kathidaleybooks

Kathi Daley Teen – www.facebook.com/kathidaleyteen

Kathi Daley Books Group Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/569578823146850/

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Kathi Daley Recipe Exchange – https://www.facebook.com/groups/752806778126428/

Webpage – www.kathidaley.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278377.Kathi_Daley

Twitter at Kathi Daley@kathidaley – https://twitter.com/kathidaley

Tumblr – http://kathidaleybooks.tumblr.com/

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/kathidaley/
PURCHASE LINKS – Amazon

Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:

PUMPKINS IN PARADISE (#1)
SNOWMEN IN PARADISE (#2)
BIKINIS IN PARADISE (#3)
CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (#4)
PUPPIES IN PARADISE (#5)
HALLOWEEN IN PARADISE (#6)
TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7)

Find Reviews, Character Guest Posts and more here:

April 1 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW

April 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 2 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

April 3 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT

April 3 – Sleuth Cafe – REVIEW

April 4 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

April 4 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

April 5 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

April 5 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

April 6 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW

April 6 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!

April 7 – T’s Stuff – REVIEW

April 7 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW

April 8 – Varietats – REVIEW

April 8 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

April 9 – Mystery Playground – GUEST POST

April 10 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 10 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – GUEST POST

April 11 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – INTERVIEW

April 11 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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Killing Secrets

Today we’re delighted to introduce you to author K. L. Docter and her romantic suspense series.

Killing Secrets by K. L. DocterKilling Secrets, Thorne’s Thorns Book 1

About the book:

Some secrets are better left dead.

Rachel James’ ex-husband is released from prison determined to reclaim her and her little girl — the child is his key to controlling the James fortune. Frightened, Rachel flees to Denver with the child who hasn’t uttered a word since her daddy went to prison.

Contractor Patrick Thorne wants nothing to do with another of his parents’ charity cases. He failed his own wife so abysmally she took her own life as well as his unborn son’s. After two years, it’s time to concentrate on the bid he’s won and the saboteur trying to destroy his construction firm.

There is no room for trust in either of their hearts. But trust is all that will untangle the secrets that dominate their lives, free a little girl of her silent prison, and save them all from a serial killer who stands too close.

Here’s an excerpt:

Four weeks….
Two days….
Sixteen hours….
…‘Til death.

The first time he laid eyes on her, he stood on the threshold of a doorway he dare not cross. He fell into her fathomless dark gaze, unable, unwilling to shake his soul free and, in that one moment, he knew.
She was meant for him to love.
Untouched by the sordid life that flourished around her, she was sunlight in a gray existence. A smile in a dingy room. A joy such as he’d never known. She was a gift from a cold, unforgiving God. Forever innocent.
Why God would give him such a precious angel, he didn’t know. But he suddenly knew what he was willing to die for. What he’d kill for.
In that instant of clarity the monster that lurked in the dark recesses of his mind was freed. A creature designed to kill. To live and die. Over and over again. Until his angel ascended once more to her place in Heaven at God’s feet where he couldn’t reach her.
‘Til death parted them, she was his and his alone.
Certain she’d been lost to him, the shock of spotting her again in LoDo, a lower downtown section of Denver, nearly brought him to his knees. His brain tried to tell him he was mistaken. She had more curves than he remembered. Her hairstyle and clothes were different.
The others were different, too.
He shook his head against the monster’s treacherous whisper. He refused to listen. Couldn’t listen. His angel smiled at him. His soul recognized her. Somehow, some way, his fractious God had been appeased and given him yet another chance.
The past seven days were hell. Watching her. Wanting to take her. Knowing he couldn’t screw up and lose her again. Tonight, his preparations in place, she’d return to his side where she belonged.
Breathing slow and measured through the full-face ski mask he’d bought at a thrift store, he sucked in a lungful of musty stench. In this uncommon late-May heat wave, he was sweating bullets but the wool soaked it up before it could sting his eyes.     The itching would drive him insane, though, if she didn’t come home from work soon.
The LoDo sports bar where she waited tables closed almost an hour ago. She couldn’t have gone on a date at two o’clock on a Thursday morning, could she?
Three times he’d entered her ground floor apartment after she’d left for work, and he’d seen no sign she was involved with anyone. No jockey shorts mixed with her panties in the hamper. No extra razor. The food in the refrigerator wasn’t enough to feed a cat, let alone her and a boyfriend, and the only scent on her pillows was floral. The sole message from a male on her answering machine had identified himself as a special research librarian from the Denver Public Library reminding her to pick up the copy of “The Warwick Genealogy” she’d requested.
That doesn’t mean she isn’t still involved with him, the almighty scion of Thorne Enterprises. She’s probably crawling into his bed like a whore right this minute, letting him do things to her, making her scream….
Screams.
Blood.
Death.
“No! Stop!” he whispered. “That was a mistake!”
 Was it? The insidious question lashed him from the dark place in his pounding skull.
He rejected the smirking voice, the vivid images. Think of something else. Anything else. Forgetforgetfor—
A car alarm screamed at an outlying parking lot and dragged him out of his fugue. His eyes cleared. The pain behind them eased to a level he’d learned to carry over the years. He took a deep breath to smother his panic.
Soon, he would kill the nightmares forever. Patrick Thorne would die and the secrets with him. But the contractor hadn’t been punished enough yet. Before he finished, he’d ruin Thorne’s reputation, his livelihood, and destroy everything he loved most in the world.
Just as Thorne destroyed our lives. The man must die! Now!
Restless to escape its bonds the monster thrust knife-hot pain into his brain, but he wrestled it back into the shadows and locked it down. Retribution was almost at hand, but not tonight. This night was about her.
Where the hell was she?
There! Her tennis shoes slapped the sidewalk as she approached. He caught a flash of uniform—shorts and sports shirt, both too tight for decency. Then she walked out of the weak light that pooled across the commons into the dark well that led to her door. Her building superintendent had replaced her broken porch light this morning, but he’d smashed it again. He smiled when she cursed someone named Ronnie.
With a jingle of keys, she passed the niche he’d carved for himself in the shrubs. A bunch of adrenaline surged through him, made him light-headed with anticipation. He shook the buzz from his head and crashed out of the bushes with more noise than he intended.
Her head snapped left. She shot a glance over her shoulder. Her eyes widened. She lunged for the safety of her door.
He chased after her, grabbed her by the throat. A squeeze of her windpipe cut off her scream. He didn’t want to damage her too much. He just needed to get her alone.
To atone. To give him another chance.
With her soft body pressed against him, he groaned with pleasure. It had been so long! For a moment he forgot his purpose, lost in the new scent of her, in the innocent softness of her curves against him. Her breasts were full beneath his forearm. The sweet curve of her ass cradled his stiff penis. With another groan, his grip relaxed.
She screamed. Struggling, she broke loose of his hold.
Shit! Reaching out, he snagged her long ponytail and yanked her back hard. With his other hand, he strangled her next scream into a whimper. “Do that again,” he grated, “I’ll use my knife.” The honed blade was secure in his pocket but she didn’t know that.
“I have money,” she croaked. “Three hundred. Tips. In my pocket. Please! Don’t—”
“Shh. Don’t fight me. Shh,” he crooned into her hair. He tugged a chloroform-laced rag from his pants pocket and fitted it over her nose and mouth. “Just give me another chance, Angel, and everything will be fine.”
This time she’d make the right choice because, God only knew, he’d truly go insane if he had to kill her all over again.

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Karen DocterAbout Bestselling Author Karen/K.L. Docter

Bestselling Author Karen Docter writes contemporary romance. When she feels the need to feed the dark side, she writes intense suspense thrillers as K.L. Docter. She’s an award-winning author, a four-time Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist, and won the coveted Kiss of Death Romance Writers Daphne du Maurier Award Category (Series) Romantic Mystery Unpublished division.

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“Thrilling” news

Vote for The Zen Detective

Finalists were announced in the Golden Book Awards contest and The Zen Detective is a finalist in the Thriller/Suspense/Mystery category. This is a two-pronged competition; a juried contest and a popularity vote. You can vote for The Zen Detective to win  the Readers’ Choice. Voting is closing earlier than originally announced, so hurry. Saturday, Apr. 1 is the voting deadline. You don’t need to buy or register for anything. Just scroll down to the Thriller/Suspense/Mystery category and vote for The Zen Detective.  Yours could be the deciding vote.

And thank you!

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