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.

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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)

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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

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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

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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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Drink it up! Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet

Quench your thirst for a good read with this one:

Single Malt Murder
by Melinda Mullet


Single Malt Murder: A Whisky Business Mystery

Ballantine Group; Alibi | On Sale: March 21st, 2017 | ISBN: 9780399179051| 300 Pages | Price: $4.99

When Abi inherits her uncle’s quaint and storied single malt distillery, she finds herself immersed in a competitive high-stakes business that elicits deep passions and prejudices. An award-winning photojournalist, Abi has no trouble capturing the perfect shot—but making the perfect shot is another matter. When she starts to receive disturbing, anonymous threats, it’s clear that someone wants her out of the picture. But Abi’s never been one to back down from a fight.

Arriving on the scene with her whisky-loving best friend, Patrick, and an oversized wheaten terrier named Liam, Abi seems to put everyone in the bucolic village on edge—especially her dour but disturbingly attractive head distiller. Acts of sabotage and increasingly personal threats against Abi make it clear that she is not welcome. When one of Abi’s new employees is found floating facedown in a vat of whisky, Abi is determined to use her skills as an investigative journalist to identify the cold-blooded killer and dispense a dram of justice before he strikes again. But distilling truth from lies is tricky, especially when everyone seems to have something to hide.

 

Melinda Mullet was born in Dallas and attended school in Texas, Washington D.C., England, and Austria. She spent many years as a practicing attorney before pursuing a career as a writer. Author of the Whisky Business Mystery series, Mullet is a passionate supporter of childhood literacy. She works with numerous domestic and international charities striving to promote functional literacy for all children. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

Author Links

Webpage – http://melindamullet.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mulletmysteries/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/mulletmysteries

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Cover reveal: Dying Thoughts—Fifth Secret by Joey Paul

Dying Thoughts Fifth SecretJoin Tara in the fifth Dying Thoughts book by Joey Paul.

Tara has an admirer, someone who thinks the world revolves around her. The problem is, they won’t reveal their identity and the notes they’re sending her are getting weirder and creepier.

Then there’s the fact that she thinks she’s being watched. And the notes seem to be coming from someone she knows. Now she’s getting scared.

Can she find out who they are before their behaviour escalates and Tara pays the price?

Click here to preorder the book now

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The White Eagle soars

White Eagle is a new release from author Paul Anthony.

White Eagle by Paul AnthonyWhite Eagle is about a Cumbrian detective working with the Special Crime Unit and various elements of British Intelligence.

SYNOPSIS – When a desperate young man is forced out of his home in the mountains, he claims ‘Qisas’ and sets out on a bitter journey of revenge. As he terrorizes a continent with his wicked plan, the evil megalomaniac becomes an iconic figure synonymous with fear and dread. In a fast-moving, white knuckle ride, the unknown assassin leaves police and intelligence services reeling from the sheer pressure of relentless attacks.
What is White Eagle? Is it the name of a bird of prey? Or is it a mysterious individual who has no name? There are those who think White Eagle is a newly formed terrorist group working for the highest bidder. Whichever, it’s a mystery no-one can solve.

Mouretti, the man from NATO, takes up the case and is determined to claim all the glory.
The plot explodes when Boyd and his team from the Special Crime Unit become involved. All hell breaks out as three single-minded individuals, each propelled and fuelled by revenge, fight for victory.

Who will win and who is doomed to failure? In the chaos that surrounds the investigation, does anyone walk away unscathed?

Pre-publication Review: Boyd continues his unique career in this story of love, hate, loss, devastation, betrayal, trust, and loyalty. Paul Anthony’s latest novel takes his reader from the dizzy heights of a mountain range to the quiet backwaters of rural England as he portrays one man’s journey from birth to adulthood. This is yet another First-Class novel from Paul Anthony.

Pre-publication Review: An excellent action-packed thriller from the pen of crime-writer Paul Anthony. This is the kind of book that entertains, informs, thrills, fascinates, and delivers a tremendous read.

About the Author

Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony is a retired detective from Cumbria in the U.K. He’s an independent publisher who has written both television and film scripts either on my own, or with the award winning screenwriter Nick Gordon whose full length feature film ‘Hunted’ hits the screens in 2016/2017. Paul Anthony is a pseudonym. Born in Southport, Lancashire, he’s the son of a soldier whose family settled in Carlisle before he joined Cumbria police at the age of 19. As a detective, he served in Cumbria CID, the Regional Crime Squad in Manchester, the Special Branch, (Counter Terrorist Command) and other national agencies in the UK and elsewhere. He has an Honours Degree in Economics and Social Sciences, a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Office Management. He’s a former winner of the Independent Authors Network Featured Author Contest and was a Featured Author at the ‘Books without Borders’ Event in Yonkers, New York, 2012. In earlier years he was a Featured Author at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany.

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Fantastic escape

It’s the height of Spring Break here where I live. This being a tourist destination, hordes of students (and some teachers, too) head this way, taking a breather from the rigors of Academia.

Welcome! Enjoy our beaches. Build a bonfire. Play beer pong, throw Frisbees and footballs, and watch out for sunburn as you try to tan as fast as possible.

While lounging on your beach towel, you might even want to pick up a book for fun as a change from assigned reading. Have I got deals for you.

Supernatural Fantasy Book eventThe Supernatural event running from March 13 though 17 offers a pickup-truckload of Fantasy, Paranormal, and Supernatural ebooks for FREE or 99¢. Among them you’ll find The Lost King, Book One of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam. A five-star best seller, The Lost King won the All Authors Certificate of Excellence 2016.

If that’s not enough, how about a box set of ten full-length Science Fiction and Fantasy novels?

Daughters of Destiny box set

The novels all feature ten heroines at the right hand of destiny. In these gripping and intriguing stories, women rock rebellions, hand out justice, battle shadow gods, and bend the wills of kings.

This box set contains TEN complete novels, including The Redoubt, Book Four of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam. Daughters of Destiny launches March 15 but you can order it now for 99¢. Yes, that’s ten complete novels for less than a dollar. That should fill your beach read needs.

Not traveling to some exotic beach for Spring Break? You can take a thrilling journey without even stepping outside your door. Just grab the Daughters of Destiny box set or any of the books in the  Supernatural collection.

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March Free for All

March Free for All It’s the March Free for All. Find a new favorite cozy mystery author or download them all. They’re FREE.

One Bad Apple by Devorah FoxI hope you’ll pick One Bad Apple (no pun intended). Like all the other Free For All books, it’s free for a limited time, a way for us authors to thank our loyal readers.

Plus, you can enter to be in the draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.

Not sure what a cozy mystery is? It’s a mystery story wherein the violence and sex are downplayed, or treated with humor. Cozies are usually set in a small, socially-intimate community. Like my other cozy, Murder by the Book, the small, intimate community of One Bad Apple is the workplace, and you know how “cozy” that can get!

Leslie of StoreyBook Reviews called it a “Great short story and this is another one that could spin off several more short stories” and awarded it five stars. So give it read, for FREE. And don’t forget to enter that giveaway.

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