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Dec 272015
 

I hope you all had a lovely holiday. If you’re like me, you’re already loading up your ereader with new books now. My first Love & Murder book, TRUTH ABOUT LOVE & MURDER is free through Dec. 30th on Amazon Kindle. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get the free Kindle app to read Kindle books. Though I have a Kindle – and a Kindle Fire – I also have the app. I sometimes use the app to read on my laptop. You can use it on your phone, too. And on all Apple products.

If you are a KU subscriber, RULES OF lOVE & MURDER and A LOVE & MURDER CHRISTMAS are on KU, too, and you can get all three books for free.

If you aren’t, I will be having sales on those books in the near future. When it’s on, I’ll be sending my newsletter subscriber details. So if you’re not signed up, now is the right time. And be sure to check out my $50 Gift Card giveaway details.

Wishing all of you a wonderful end o the 2015, and an amazing 2016!

Jul 202015
 

It’s release day for Truth About Love & Murder and Rules of Love & Murder. I’m so very excited about both of this new series! Here’s the info about them:

The truth is that life is uncertain.

Meg Quinn hasn’t been to war, but her father has, and it changed their lives for the worse — and for the better. Now she has a sharp tongue and a mind to match … and she doesn’t trust easily. The best person she knows is losing a fight with death, and Meg is guardian of her friend’s seven-year-old son.

Easy MacLean, the co-guardian, is Meg’s dying friend’s brother. The former Marine has been hibernating in his Colorado mountain home, and Meg lets him know that he needs to be by his sister’s side in Milwaukee now.

Easy is attracted to his sister’s clever friend, but life gets complicated when he gets involved in a search for a missing veteran. After living alone with his rescue dog for so long, Easy and his dog are now sharing a home with a beautiful woman, a boy, and a cat. Even as he watches his sister die a little each day, he’s finding out the truth about life and love … and murder. (You can read an excerpt here.)

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Some days life is wonderful. Other days it’s murder.

Former Marine August Reyes is home for good, haunted by images of bloodshed. He meets up again with Elle Styles, the girl he’s never been able to forget.

When August was eight and Elle was six, she changed his and his mother’s lives before she and her widowed mother left the Wisconsin vacation town. Twenty-two years later, she’s returned to Trouble Bay with her four-year-old daughter, but they’re only staying for six weeks. Elle and August are different people now. He sees life through darkness, and she sees it through light. And light and dark don’t mix well.

Someone else was changed by Elle when she was young. A woman who lives by her own rules. Rule Nr. Two—Don’t let anyone cheat you—is in play now. And this might lead to Rule Nr. Three: Don’t kill anyone … unless killing is necessary.

The town of Trouble Bay is about to live up to its name. Life there can be murder… Even when you’re falling in love. (You can read an excerpt here.)

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I love both books, and I hope you’ll tell your friends about my releases. I hope you’ll tell your friends about my releases. I’m giving away 10 ebooks of RULES OF LOVE & MURDER. For a chance to win, leave your name and let me know where you shared it. (Facebook, twitter, or told a friend.)

I’m also accepting readers’ names on FacebookMagical Musings, and Delilah Devlin’s blog (only one entry per person). I’m having a separate giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. The 10 winners will be chosen on Random.org. The contest will end on the 25th. Good luck!

Jun 252015
 

Rules of Love and Murder-Amazon_333x500I’ve been neglecting my blog, but I’m back now and plan to blog at least once a week. It’s been an odd year, with some or ups and downs. Including a computer crash. Still, I managed to get a lot of work done, and I’ve started a new series, Love & Murder. Truth About Love & Murder (book 1) and Rules of Love & Murder (book 2) are on pre-order for July 20. I’m VERY happy about both of these books. I started out in my r, writing short stories for print mystery magazines. I was addicted to mysteries. I read them like I eat chocolate now.

Then I was sick one day, and my sister-in-law came to my house and dropped off a bag full of romances.

Now I had another addiction. It’s still chocolate,  but it came with new and delicious flavors.


So why not combine the flavors? And add a little twist. In fact, add a few more twists. And it’s not light chocolate, either. It’s 70% dark (what I actually eat – though, sadly, if I don’t have 70%, I won’t turn down a lesser percentage). But I would say the Love & Murder books are at the 70% level of suspense and mystery and romance.

What they have in common is military veterans, people in emotional pain, people trying to get through the bad parts of their lives to happy parts, people dead (it is suspense!), more than one person who might be a little crazy, strong female characters, and even a wry sense of humor. These books are set in Wisconsin – the first mostly in the Milwaukee area, and the second and third in Door County, which is known as the Cape Cod of the Midwest.

I’m very happy about these two books. Truth About Love & Murder is on sale for the first week, only $2.99! I’ve gotten great feedback from readers. I just want to babble on about it, but click on the links and read the blurbs and the excerpts – and then pre-order!

I will be putting them up in print, too.

It feels good to be back. How are you feeling?