Showing posts with label Kindle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kindle. Show all posts

Dec 11, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 17: Giveaway

A Lethal Time and Place is an old favorite of mine, so I'm sharing it as today's giveaway.
It's a paranormal mystery set in Chicago in the late '60s, and you'll love the twist in the middle.
I think you'll also love the characters: they're weird, they're wonderful, and they will surprise you with their cleverness, their oddness, and their support for each other.



If you want to try the book, go to Instafreebie and download it in whatever form you need for your e-reader. Here's the link:    http://www.instafreebie.com/free/KqhUH   You've got one week.

Merry Christmas!

Mar 30, 2015

I Really Mean It This Time: Dead Detective #3

Taking the bull by the horns is dangerous, but I had to. The third of the Dead Detective series languished at my publishers for over a year. It had been edited, but that was as far as it got: no cover, no release date.
So I asked for the rights back. Luckily they were great about it, and now the book can move on with a cover from Phillips Covers and formatting from Greenerside Digital.

I took a guess at a release date and made it April 20. I'm guessing the e-book will come earlier than that, since that's a simpler process. The print copies might come later, since there's the whole "mail-me-a-copy-of-what-it's-going-to-look-like" thing. If there's something wrong, that would delay the release.

Anyway, it's up for pre-order on Kindle right now, and I'll be sure to let everyone know when everything is in place.

Here's the teaser:

Dead Detective Seamus Hanrahan is bored on the ship that takes the dead from one phase to the next. It's a perfect existence, but since when is perfect exciting? When new arrival Cassie Parker refuses to believe she's dead, Seamus agrees to return to life on Earth and find out what happened to her. The hope is that something Seamus discovers will convince the young woman her life really is over, though Cassie insists she isn't dead and she'll never believe she is.
  In a small theater in Toronto, Seamus finds Christy Parker, who came to visit only to learn that her sister was killed backstage in what appears to be an accident. When she's convinced to take over Cassie's job as wardrobe mistress, Christy's life changes so fast she can hardly keep up. The loss of her only remaining relative, the demands of the new job, her interesting and eccentric coworkers, and a chance meeting with an old friend keep her mind more than occupied.
  Seamus travels through the theater troupe, trying to learn who might have hated Cassie enough to murder her. There are lots of secrets, but he finds neither guilt nor any definite sense of what happened the day Cassie died. Christy struggles on, disappointed that the police have closed the case on Cassie's death.
  Christy's friend has his own investigation to conduct, and Seamus begins to suspect the two crimes are connected. Soon Christy's life is in danger, though she doesn't know why, and she engages in a desperate fight to survive in the old, deserted theater.
  To make matters worse, Seamus, who's trying to protect Christy and figure out why Cassie had to die, senses something he's never encountered before, an odd presence that shouldn't be there. Can a dead guy be haunted, and if so, is it a good thing or really, really bad?


Nov 24, 2014

I Am Not Just Sitting on My Hands

Sunday Update: The promo is finished. 80,000+ people downloaded the book, and there was a big jump in sales for the audio book as well.

Friday Update: Down to #3 in Free Books on Amazon but #1 for Women Sleuths. I'll take it!

Thursday Update: THE SLEUTH SISTERS is now #1 in Amazon's Cozy Mystery List. Imagine me dancing around the kitchen!

Wednesday Update: THE SLEUTH SISTERS is currently #1 on Amazon's list of FREE books. The FREE days last until Saturday, so if you haven't downloaded it yet, now's your chance.


Most people know by now that Maggie Pill is also me. She writes cozy sleuth mysteries, and her first, THE SLEUTH SISTERS, will be FREE for Kindle from Tuesday, November 25 to Saturday, November 29, 2014. Here are a few tidbits:
        Set in northern Lower Michigan
        Concerns sisters who start a detective agency for widely different reasons
        Deals with sisterly issues in a funny way
        Involves some tromping around in the U.P. (while getting shot at)
        Has a sequel coming out on Dec. 5th called 3 SLEUTHS, 2 DOGS, 1 MURDER. (To be honest, it's available now. Release dates don't mean  what they used to!)

For those of you who wonder why Maggie Pill: She's a new persona for a different sub-genre, and her name honors my grandmother, Margaret Ruth Pillsbury. (She would get SUCH a kick of of all this!) A cozy series isn't much like the Losers mysteries or the Dead Detectives or the Simon & Elizabeth historicals. Maybe I should have 5 different names, but it's a lot of work just keeping up 2!


For those who wonder why I'm not working on the other series: I am. It's the publishers who are slow. I finally got a date for the next Simon & Elizabeth mystery, HER MAJESTY'S MISCHIEF: July 8, 2015. It seems very far away, but I haven't even got a release date yet for the next Dead Detective, DEAD FOR THE SHOW. The wheels of publishing grind slowly!



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