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FIVE GREAT READS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

FIVE READS
FIVE AUTHORS
FIVE GENRES

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FIVE DAYS ONLY

Discover a new author? Try something different? All of the authors below are offering readers the chance to download one of their ebooks that has received great reviews and has a high star rating. For the next five days you can download and enjoy any of these titles for just 99p or 99c  (from 10th–15th June). Just click on the links to view any book on Amazon!

 

What Jennifer Knows
Contemporary women’s fiction

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“I started off liking What Jennifer Knows…I finished the novel loving it.” ~ Judith Barrow, author and creative writing tutor.

Sensitively drawn characters charm us… The shifting nature of loyalty and love is portrayed through searingly honest glimpses into the characters lives, both past and present.” ~ Jenny Worstall, author and musician.

Jennifer Jacobs unwittingly discovers a link between two of her friends. Should she speak out or stay silent?

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What I Did Not Say
Mystery/thriller

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“Outstanding mystery/thriller. I was blown away by this novel…” ~ Babus Ahmed,  Amazon Top 1000 reviewer and prolific book blogger.

 “Part 2 was the trial, where the pace and tension were excellent. The pages seemed to  turn themselves.” ~ Amazon reviewer. 

Jessica Morley is on her way to meet with a man she has not seen for fifteen years. In her bag  there is a package she must deliver.

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The Sickness
Supernatural horror

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“If you like your supernatural horror to be dark, gruesome and unequivocally gory, then  this is the book for you. It is explosive, expertly written and riveting.” ~
Shelley Wilson, author of The Guardians, YA fiction novels.

“This book is subtly rather than in-your-face     creepy, and the story unfolds at a steady pace, building up to an explosive end; this is a  writer who totally ‘gets’ suspense.” ~
Terry Tyler, author of nine highly rated novels, including The House of York.

Forced home to attend his parents’ funeral, James Harris returns to a place of childhood  torment and gruesome horror.

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Death Times Three
Cozy mystery

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“Elinor (Gray) is a wonderful amateur sleuth—shes whip-smart and determined without coming across as nosy or arrogant.” ~ Elizabeth Maria  Naranjo. 

“I’m a sucker for stories involving a female who can’t resist sticking her nose into a  curious puzzle and the attractive man who can’t stop her.” ~ Terri Case.

A Las Vegas librarian trips over a murdered artist and an amateur sleuth is born. Two short  stories and a novella.

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The House of York
Contemporary family drama

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“The ending to the story kept me thinking for days.” ~ Shaz Goodwin, book blogger and  Amazon Top 100 reviewer.

“Best book I’ve read this year.” ~ Joanne Phillips, top selling women’s fiction author.

Love, loss, jealousy, abduction and murderous intent form the basis of this highly acclaimed,  complex family saga spanning the years 1993 – 2014.

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Adventures in Promotion I

The Indie publishing revolution has opened doors for new and little known authors to blaze their own path to writing success. A side effect of this increased opportunity is a crowded marketplace where you have to work hard to build your particular audience. Developing a well-organized, consistent marketing and promotions strategy is essential. With this in mind, I am always looking for new promotional venues.

The Books Machine brings authors and readers together into a community where words are valued. For readers, it’s a great resource for discovering the next addition to your “keeper” shelf. For authors, it strives to promote books in an intensive and highly individualized way. This is the first promotion site I’ve found that provides an excerpt of the book along with the sales listing.

My newest launch, Morgrim’s Wood, is having a Kindle promo from 7/8 through 7/14 and I’ve just signed it up for a comprehensive promotion package with The Books Machine…newsletter feature, Facebook post, and a place on the deals promotion page of their website. This was offered at a special sale price of $20. It’ll run sometime between 7/11 and 7/13.

Will this result in a ton of sales? No idea. It often takes purchasers several exposures to a product or service before they’ll hit the “buy” button. So the real aim of a marketing and promotions strategy is to get your book out there where the people who’d most appreciate and enjoy it can learn it exists.

I’ll let you know how my experiment with The Books Machine goes.

If you’d like to learn more about this venue–either as a place to promote your work or to find your next great read, just click the link!
http://www.thebooksmachine.com

Bev Spicer Promo Event!

Hopefully you’ve already enjoyed my interview with Bev Spicer, author of the Bev and Carol humorous memoirs and several top-notch psychological thrillers. If not, catch them here: Part I, Part II.

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Author Bev Spicer

I’m happy to say that several of Bev’s books are currently on promo at greatly reduced prices–or even FREE! Here’s a list including buy links. So if you’re looking for some fabulous summer reading…click away!

FREE July 2nd through July 6th:

One Summer In France

The summer of 1979 was the best summer ever! Pretty, blonde and dangerously impetuous, Bev and Carol head for the sun, lucky beneficiaries of a generous university grant. They are full of enthusiasm and the dazzling spirit of adventure that only seems possible when we are young. Essential swimwear is selected and Lipton’s vegetable oil is perfumed with patchouli for the perfect tan. They end up in Argelès-sur-mer, on a campsite close to the coast and not far from the border with Spain. Every day brings new challenges: how to hold a meaningful conversation on a naturist beach, what to do about a precocious teenage stalker, how to transport a gallon of port on a moped… all of which they meet head-on, with dubious philosophy and irrepressible optimism. ‘One Summer in France’ is a humorous tale based on a three-month study break the author took as part of her languages degree course at Keele University in 1979. ‘Would you do it all again?’ asked Carol. ‘Like a shot!’ I said. And I would. Author’s Note: There are three Bev and Carol adventures, which are all stand-alone books. For those who would like to know the order, here it is: ‘One Summer in France’, ‘Bunny on a Bike’ and ‘Stranded in the Seychelles’

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Hanson's Hunch: detective fiction short story

Short story. Detective Inspector Hanson is on the track of a serial killer.

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Only 99-cents/pence July 1st through July 7th

My Grandfather's Eyes

Alex Crane is a protagonist with a difference. Single-minded and, at times, glacial she is intelligent and independent. Her story begins in the past, unfolding into a multilayered plot that weaves its way through a family history peppered with secrets, towards a devastating conclusion.
Alex does not intend to ruin other peoples’ lives. She simply has no conscience. Her physical appearance elicits unwanted sympathy from others (she has several large moles on her face), and the reader might conclude that she has chosen to shut herself off from the world. He or she would be wrong. Alex is calculating and ruthless. She is capable of anything. There is only one weakness in her resolve, and that is her love for Lizzy, a girl she has known since primary school. When Alex decides who is important to her, no one else even comes close.

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 1.99/.99 July 2nd through July 9th

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Carol and Bev are quirky and unpredictable, incorrigible yet loveable. Graduates, with no idea about what they want to do for a living, they see an advertisement for Playboy croupiers and, with a typical lack of forethought, decide to apply. After parading in bikinis and completing two gruelling maths tests (with a certain amount of cheating) they get the job. They do four weeks training at Victor Lownes’ mansion in Tring, where there is free-flowing champagne and a well-stocked jukebox. They are unexpectedly commandeered to be photographed with Victor on his return from hospital, and are subsequently invited to attend one of his weekend parties, where they meet a number of celebrities, including a very tolerant Peter Cook. After their training is completed, they deal blackjack to punters from all walks of life, fend off lecherous pit bosses and almost fall in love. They get into trouble with unscrupulous landlords and come out on top. Through it all, Bev and Carol make us laugh with their very different attitudes to life. One thing is sure – they will be friends forever. Bunny on a Bike is a memoir. The author offers us an authentic, entertaining account of the process of becoming a Playboy croupier, and celebrates the often hilarious aspects of being young in 80s London. If you like frivolity and fun, if you like a dry kind of humour, if you like to laugh, you will love Bunny on a Bike.

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Author Laura Del Paranormal Event!

FREE OFFER ENDED 4/29. BUT DO CHECK OUT THESE FUN CHILLERS!

I’ve already had the pleasure of interviewing paranormal novelist Laura Del and reviewed Graveyard Shifts, the first book in her Pat Wyatt series.

Today marks the release of her new novella Ghosts Among Men. This is one author who knows how to celebrate! Not only is her new chiller FREE all day April, 29th, so are her two Pat Wyatt paranormal romances. Just read on to learn more about this exciting paranormal event and be sure to click on the links.

GHOSTS AMONG MEN

 

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Samantha Davidson sees ghosts for a living. More specifically, she sees ghosts as a private investigator, working alongside the Chicago Police Department to put away killers and put troubled spirits to rest.

Kindle US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3597IO

Kindle UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Y3597IO?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Paperback US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1511720565

Paperback UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghosts-Among-Men-Samantha-Davidson/dp/1511720565

 

GRAVEYARD SHIFTS

Graveyard_Shifts_Cover-2Sent on an assignment to find the best diner in New York, Pat Wyatt is more than happy to complete it, but not alone. Recruiting her best friend Christina Iglesias to join her, she sets out on her fateful mission, completely oblivious to what lies ahead. When a handsome stranger walks through the doors of the last diner of the day, Pat is not impressed with the striking man, and quickly leaves the restaurant…only to be followed out by the attractive mystery man. Following a whirlwind of marriage proposals and Hamptons’ mansions is the creeping recognition that everyone seems to be afraid of her new husband and that he might not be as perfect as he seems. With everything inside pushing her toward an impossible realization, Pat must decide if she can trust the outlandish instincts she has inside and truly believe her husband, Samuel Satané, is a vampire.

Graveyard Shifts: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B3A5D58

DUELING MOONS

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Monsters, workplace headaches, and sordid love triangles collide in Laura Del’s delightfully dark Dueling Moons.

The adrenaline-pumping sequel to Graveyard Shifts: A Pat Wyatt Novel finds our sarcastically witty heroine once again fighting for her life.

After a move to rural Louisiana with her werewolf lover, Mike, freelance writer Pat Wyatt is hoping for a more subdued life.

However, her demanding new editor makes work utterly excruciating, while her abusive vampire husband, Samuel, has frozen Mike’s assets and her attempts to get him to go to his werewolf pack for help go unheeded.

Things go from bad to worse when Samuel begins appearing in her dreams—alongside none other than the queen of all vampires, Kathryn. Samuel and Kathryn’s ominous dream presence proves that, no matter where she goes, the vampires will always be able to find her.

While still reeling from this realization, Pat’s car is set on fire by an unknown assailant. Soon, she finds herself in the middle of some major werewolf drama while a mysterious monster lurks within the city—a monster whose only mission appears to be murdering Pat!

Dueling Moons: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OZFSS14

ABOUT LAURA DEL
Author Laura Del

Author Laura Del

Laura Del earned a degree in radio, television, and film from Rowan University.
Del is the author of two other books, Graveyard Shifts and Dueling Moons, which are part of the Pat Wyatt series.
Del lives in New Jersey, where she runs the blogging website  www.thefictionwriters.net

A Moment of Shameless Self-Promotion

It’s CyberMonday, which means there are some crazy good deals to be had online. The Kindle version of my WW I-era novel The Ways of Mud and Bone is on sale for 67% off the retail. It’s also a featured deal on Choosybookworm.

The Ways of Mud and Bone

The Ways of Mud and Bone

$2.99 $0.99

By Carrie Ann Lahain

In the summer of 1918, as the Great War rages in Europe, nineteen-year-old Meryl Goodson’s
small-town life is shattered when her cousin Nora’s fiancé is killed in France. The tragedy causes a rift in the community between those for the war and those against it. As local tensions rise, Meryl begins her service with an overseas relief unit. Caught up in her own brutal day-to-day struggle in war-weary France, she is unaware of how far matters have deteriorated at home. The truth leaves her broken and grieving. Is the world she once knew gone forever? Or can the friendships she’s made help Meryl find the strength to begin again?

A bit like LITTLE WOMEN meets ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, THE WAYS OF MUD AND BONE is a uniquely American book about the war to end all wars.

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A Halloween Treat: Laura Del’s GRAVEYARD SHIFTS is FREE on Amazon!

Here’s a screaming good deal for lovers of paranormal romance. Graveyard Shifts, book one of Laura Del’s Pat Wyatt series, is FREE on Amazon! If that’s not cool enough, read on for a peek at book two, Dueling Moons!

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B3A5D58
Sent on an assignment to find the best diner in New York, Pat Wyatt is more than happy to complete it, but not alone. Recruiting her best friend Christina Iglesias to join her, she sets out on her fateful mission, completely oblivious to what lies ahead. When a handsome stranger walks through the doors of the last diner of the day, Pat is not impressed with the striking man, and quickly leaves the restaurant…only to be followed out by the attractive mystery man. Following a whirlwind of marriage proposals and Hamptons’ mansions is the creeping recognition that everyone seems to be afraid of her new husband and that he might not be as perfect as he seems. With everything inside pushing her toward an impossible realization, Pat must decide if she can trust the outlandish instincts she has inside and truly believe her husband, Samuel Satané, is a vampire. Graveyard Shifts: A Pat Wyatt Novel is a captivating piece of fiction that forgoes the traditional love story that is prevalent in so many novels. Pat’s story takes readers on a journey of love that happens after marriage, which adds real-world credibility to an otherwise fantastic scenario. Not to be confused with other novels though, Pat’s story is more about her strength of character than her reliance on any particular man. Written for women and men interested in horror fiction and romance, Graveyard Shifts is a gripping novel that is easy to pick up and hard to put down. With its sarcastic wit and dark tone, the novel keeps a perfect pace that never lulls.

Front_Cover.4951753Monsters, workplace headaches, and sordid love triangles collide in Laura Del’s delightfully dark Dueling Moons.

The adrenaline-pumping sequel to Graveyard Shifts: A Pat Wyatt Novel finds our sarcastically witty heroine once again fighting for her life.
After a move to rural Louisiana with her werewolf lover, Mike, freelance writer Pat Wyatt is hoping for a more subdued life. However, her demanding new editor makes work utterly excruciating, while her abusive vampire husband, Samuel, has frozen Mike’s assets and her attempts to get him to go to his werewolf pack for help go unheeded. Things go from bad to worse when Samuel begins appearing in her dreams—alongside none other than the queen of all vampires, Kathryn. Samuel and Kathryn’s ominous dream presence proves that, no matter where she goes, the vampires will always be able to find her. While still reeling from this realization, Pat’s car is set on fire by an unknown assailant. Soon, she finds herself in the middle of some major werewolf drama while a mysterious monster lurks within the city—a monster whose only mission appears to be murdering Pat! What, exactly, is this creature…and who is behind this deadly plot?