Friday, February 17, 2017

FREE Jesse Sullivan #book This Weekend Only #Fridayreads #Freebiefriday

For this weekend only, my novel Dying for Her is FREE for download on Amazon. You don't need Kindle Unlimited or any other's free for everyone. But only for a couple of days, so get yours! 

As he counts down the days until he dies, veteran detective James T. Brinkley struggles to keep his imminent death a secret, from one of the only people who can save him - Jesse Sullivan, a replacement agent with the rare ability to die--then resurrect. But every replacement is dangerous.
And it's his job to protect her. He will do whatever he can to fulfill this duty. He will not let her sacrifice herself, even if that means facing his death alone.

Yet they are outmatched by the sadist who hunts them. Still, he searches his dark past for clues and a way to save his future. But Brinkley has exhausted his options and buried his closest friends.

Already read Dying for Her? Please leave an appreciated review here.

Not familiar with the series?

Dying for a Living, Book 1 of this series is always FREE. With over 450 reviews, you can learn more here. 

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory. 

But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself--or die trying.

Called "addictive" by New York Times bestseller Darynda Jones, this book is perfect for fans of sarcastic heroines surrounded by loyal friends, and stories with enough action and intrigue to keep you turning the page.

Already read Dying for a Living? Please leave an appreciated review here.

Other Great Reads

The city of Pinton has never been safe…and now a serial killer is on the loose.

Doctor Alice Reive is the city’s coroner, and she’s determined to help find the murderer. Enlisting the assistance of the Honorable Dante Kipling and city guard Elle Brown, they race to track down the killer, before another victim dies.

Hannah Romanov – Dante’s missing twin sister – has spent hundreds of years living on an isolated mountain. But her quiet life is thrown into chaos after she discovers a baby left in the wilds to die. Hannah will do anything to ensure the infant’s survival, even if it means traveling to the worst place in the world for her – Pinton.

The second full-length novel in the stunning Graced series is perfect for fans of Nalini Singh, Richelle Mead, and Anne Bishop.


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The Spellbound Boxed Set is a compilation of 20+ Full-Length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads!

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today's New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

Fifteen edge-of-your-seat stories of fantasy and magic! Fifteen tales that grip readers and don't let go!

What’s your demon? Which supernatural creature sets your heart pounding? Is it a vampire? A werewolf? A fallen angel?
Why not have them all?
Name Your Demon is the ultimate urban fantasy and paranormal romance box set of the year, featuring fifteen pulse-pounding books to sink your teeth into. If you like break-the-mold paranormal fiction, romance, and fast-paced adventure, then you’ll love these first-in-series books by NYTUSA Today, and international bestselling and award-winning authors!
It has something for everyone.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Two #Giveaways Ending Now: Did you enter? #amreading

Hey there! Just a heads up that my Goodreads giveaway for Shadows in the Water ends TODAY in just (13) hours. So if you haven't entered to win 1 of 2 signed paperbacks, do so here.

There is also another giveaway happening on the beloved I Smell Sheep book blog for another signed copy of the book. You can enter for that copy here...but do so today as well, because that giveaway ends in 9 hours...

Other Great Reads

Dean F. Wilson is offering TWO awesome boxsets, just $0.99 each, for a limited time.

The first three books in the Great Iron War steampunk dystopian fantasy series, collected together in a digital box set for the first time. Join contraceptive amulet smuggler Jacob as he hangs up his indifference and joins the Resistance in an action-packed adventure series on land, sea, and sky.

Get Dean F. Wilson's boxsets here.

When Dietrich’s fiancée, Lottie, is killed in a car accident, he descends into his own personal Hell until he runs into her in a café two years later. Claiming she isn’t really Lottie but only possesses some of her memories, the young woman offers him an unbelievable story then disappears.

Using his position as a CIA agent to track her down, Dietrich quickly discovers Lottie remembers far more about her past life than she’d originally let on. But his attempt to learn more about the planet she comes from or the woman she is now is disrupted by a group of men from the company that transports people from their home planet to Earth when they find out about her resurrection and attempt to murder her. 

Because for Lottie, something went wrong, and her existence threatens their entire business on Earth. And Dietrich’s ultimate second chance with the only woman he’s ever loved will be threatened as well.

In the first book of The Resurrected Trilogy, a sci-fi thriller romance series, Dietrich will rediscover a love that not even death could erase. But he’ll also discover just how far this company is willing to go to protect their secrets.

Last of your kind? Check. Being hunted by everyone? Check. Waking up magically bound to the world's most cocky and annoying assassin? Wait, what?

Survival has always been on the top of Fallen's To Do List as being the last Dragon shifter in Tapestry had painted a target on her long ago. But after being captured and magically tethered to an assassin who could kill her in an instant, time is running out. With the fate of an entire world at stake, Fallen has to find a way to get out alive, with or without her unwanted companion...her incredibly sexy unwanted companion.

Exiled from the Kingdom and on a mission to save his stepfather from the Collector, Saber's life is already a mess. But he never could imagine that he'd be hexed into a mindless shadow assassin or worse, being kidnapped and mystically-bound to a hot blonde vixen that has a crazy obsession with fire. Sexy/strange/fire-chick aside, he has got to find a way to get out of there but Fallen isn't in the least being helpful with their escape plan. Seriously, can things get any worse?

Magically-bound, determined, and both fighting an undeniable attraction, can Saber and Fallen work together to free themselves and save their world by defeating the Collector? Or will time slip out of their grasp and all will be lost?

Death wants his queen back.

After her two sisters are caught up by destiny’s call, Lamarra Stonemantle is the only one left to play the role of dutiful noble daughter. A task she embraces in an effort to hide the dark magic living inside her own soul. Now that power is whispering its seductive promises again, telling her only a long dead king can complete her soul.

That unknown being terrifies her, but when Lord Master Trensler orders his acolytes to capture Lamarra, she must flee her home. To her dismay, she is rescued by tomb guards sent by her dead king.

Lamarra soon learns her fate is just as terrible as she thought, but Dead King Soryn isn’t anything like she feared. He’s worse. Yet he’s also gentle and kind and he knows a way to track and destroy the acolytes’ evil god.
But Lord Master Trensler has his own plans. If he cannot match power with the Dead King, then he will go back in time and eradicate Soryn before he ever has the chance to become the Dead King.

There is one thing Trensler did not factor into his plan—Queen Lamarra and the protective instincts she feels towards her new king. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

#fridayreads and an upcoming tweet chat

On Tuesday, February 14, I hope you'll take a moment to hang out with my and Fresh Fiction mistress, Tammie Barker for a chat about my latest novel, Shadows in the Water. This is your chance to ask me anything you like about the book (or my other words) and to get the details of what I'm working on next. So if you can join us on Twitter under the #FFbchat thread at 12:30/11:30c. 

Don't have twitter? No problem. There's a facebook group too.

Missing the release of Shadows? Never fear! Get your copy here.

Other Great Reads

The fates have spoken.

Cole and Eva are the Keeper of Dragons - the only ones who can save all true beings from a time of fear.

Uncontrollable power.

Cole finds himself unstable, unpredictable and volatile. He has no control of the tillium-fairy magic he stole from the farros. Out of options, the dragons turn to a once ally - the elves - for help. Curious about the dragon who wields both dragon and fairy magic, they accept - but on their terms only. The dragons must submit to Prince Gaber and his rules.

A new enemy.

Queen Tana continues to haunt Cole's dreams, as a new enemy shows his face - another fallen enemy with a bigger agenda than the farros-fallen fairies; an enemy stronger and smarter; an enemy with an army that could destroy all true beings. Enter King Eldrick of the eldens.
The fallen elves.

Sometimes evil wins.

The pages inside are packed with everything from faeries, dragons, and mysterious viruses to fantastical quests, frozen cities, fearless knights, ancient foes, and powerful enemies. 

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one-stop shop for sword and sorcery, military and AI science fiction, dark fantasy, and mesmerizing space opera adventures from more than twenty Award Winning and New York Times & USA Today bestselling authors!

This is the stuff legends are made of. 

Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Driven underground.

Andie Rogers is no stranger to secrecy. After watching her dragonborn mother get taken away at a young age, she has had to learn to use her sorcery inherited from her father to disguise all trace of her own dragon’s blood magic. Now, longer a child, Andie must attend The University, center of all magic and government in Arvall City, to learn to wield her magic and become a fully-fledged sorcerer. 

But Andie has another goal in mind. 

Dreams of her tormented ancestors calling out to her have haunted her since she was a child, and Andie knows she must answer their call and discover the truth. But she must do so in the magical capital in the world, surrounded by powerful sorcerers determined to uphold the lie at all cost. If they discover that she carries the blood of the dragonborn, death with be swift and her people will never get a chance at redemption. 

Will Andie risk everything to shatter the lies that the world has been fed for so many years? Will she set her people free?

Ava's first day of work at Celebrity Cupcakes and Coffee goes horribly awry when television star Penelope Rose drops dead after eating the first cupcake. Horrified that she might be at the top of the list of suspects, Ava and her totally hot co-worker Easton set out to investigate what happened. Will they be able to solve the mystery or will Ava's first day of work be her last? 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

5 #Books for less than $1 #reading #giveaway

Thank you to everyone who helped the Shadows in the Water launch become so successful. The book peaked at #7 on the crime fiction lists for vigilante justice and organized crime. And #11 in supernatural suspense/thriller list. Couldn't have done it without YOU.

For those interested, but not yet committed to the new series, heads up! This is the last day to get your copy of Shadows in the Water for the discount price of $0.99. Find yours here.

Already tore through your copy of Shadows? Leave a much appreciated review here.

I want to also thank everyone who came to the Facebook party, too, especially my winners: Lynn Lesher, Jessica Nathan, Lisa Beck, and Shannon Tusler.
If you couldn't make the party, or did but didn't win the giveaway, there are currently TWO giveaways for 3 signed paperback copies of Shadows in the Water:

A goodreads giveaway for 2 signed paperbacks
The Story Behind the Story video on a blog I love, I Smell Sheep, on which I'm also giving away another signed paperback.

So three signed paperbacks in total. Good luck!

Other Great Reads

The last thing Lex Trenton wants to do with her night is track down an escaped slave at the behest of an incubus. A dangerous, powerful, seductive incubus. But if she doesn’t drag her butt down to Sheol and find the slave, someone else will. And that someone will drag the abused woman back to her sadistic master.

Lex won’t let that happen. Her brother taught her right.

With no help from her overprotective partner, and her body betraying her every time her new client is near, can Lex maneuver through the dense, complicated politics of Sheol without pissing off every demon in power and losing her own head?

A wizard, a curse, a fated love…

When Rolf finally discovers the woman who can end the curse that has plagued his family for centuries, she is already betrothed. Time is running out for the royal wizard of King Henry II. If he cannot find true love without the use of magic, his line will end. 

Melissa is intrigued by the mystical, handsome man who haunts her by night and tempts her by day. His bizarre tale of Merlin, enchantments, and finding genuine love has her questioning his sanity and her heart. 

From the moment Melissa stepped from his dreams and into his arms, Rolf knew she was his destiny. Now, he will not only battle against time and a powerful duke, but defy his king and the gods to save her. 

A psychotic ginger vampire. A demonic rooster horse. The Brothers Grimm. Against one wizard with authority issues.

Grimm's Fairy Tales is not the collection of innocent bedtime stories Nate assumed, but is instead the keys to a veritable prison housing the most dangerous, bloodthirsty hit men of the supernatural community. And now the gates are open. Nate must find a way to lock them back up and hide the book forever before the supernatural community at large gets annihilated.

Fifteen years ago, they lost each other. Can they find their way back together now?

When they were teens, James Pearson and Michael Hawthorne had been lovers.
But James left their hometown to study archeology. Michael planned to do the same, but life got in the way. 
Now Michael spends his days guiding tourists through the ruins of the ancient buildings of the Hohokam; not knowing that James, now Dr. Pearson, just came back to Arizona to work at the same museum. 

They once shared a love story, but can they find it again and rekindle its flames? Flames that are strong enough to burn through a fifteen-year-old gap?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

#Tuesdaybookblog: NEW today & only $0.99

Happy Book Birthday to my new novel, Shadows in the Water, the first novel in a brand-new series. In this fantasy crime thriller, Louie Thorne, a young woman with the ability to teleport (in a very special way), uses her power to exact revenge on the organized crime family who murdered her parents. With the help of unexpected allies, Louie uncovers the truth about her parents' murder and who is responsible. 

As of this writing, it has 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon (22 ratings). One-click your copy on Amazon or Smashwords today!

What are others saying?

"This was a FANTASTICFAST-PACED read, and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel!" —Angela Roquet, international bestselling author of the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series.

"I was not disappointed. WOW!!! Fast-paced with lots of TWISTS and TURNS, and RIVETING ACTION." —Louise B.
"Reminiscent of some of Dean Koontz' best work. It's kind of scary, very COMPLEX and one of those books you will probably read in one setting." —Kerri K.

"Louie is very COMPELLING...Plots intertwine, secrets are revealed and the book comes to a satisfying end without leaving a huge opening for future books in the series."

—Rhonda G.

"LOVED this book so much I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN." —Julie E. 

"Wow, WHAT A RIDE! Amazing character development, action-packed thriller with twists of the paranormal twining throughout. EXCELLENT PLOT development that KEEPS YOU GUESSING what will happen next." —Mary B.

"An OUTSTANDING fast-paced paranormal action novel." —Evonne H.

Still want more?

Tonight I'm hosting a Facebook party in honor of Shadows' release. You can join us for the games, prizes, and Q&A at 8PM EST.

Can't wait? Here is a video of me talking about the story behind the story—the inspiration and influence that went into creating Shadows in the Water.

Did you receive a free copy of Shadows in the Water from Instafreebie?

If so, now if your chance to post your review. You can post on Amazon, Goodreads, or even your personal blog. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Mark Your Calendars for Two Events You Don't Want to Miss

Unless you've been under a rock, you know that my 7th novel (and the first in a new fantasy crime series) comes out on Tuesday, February 7. I'll be doing the usual giveaways on Goodreads and Booklikes, but also I plan to participate in two events:

A Facebook release party Tuesday, February 7 8PM EST
This is where I answer your questions, play games and give away prizes in celebration of the book. It will be Tuesday, February 7th at 8PM EST.  I hope you can come! 

A tweet chat with the fabulous Tammie Barker at Fresh Fiction Tuesday, February 14 12:30PM EST

From 12:30-1:00 (ish) EST, I'll be on Twitter with Tammie, answering your questions about the series. I usually pick someone from the questions and send them a prize via private message afterwards. So if you have a chance to pop in to say hello, or to ask me about the books, that'd be great!

Did you get an ARC of Shadows in the Water, if so, please post your review now!  (possible under the paperback edition.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by @Darynda Jones #Tuesdaybookblog

My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: 

“Well, that didn’t go as planned.”

A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead.
Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after?

Amazon     iTunes     Kobo     Barnes and Noble     Audible

I've been in love with New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones ever since she called my Dying for a Living series an "addictive thrill ride"...yeah, I'm that easy. 

So, of course, I'm listening to it on Audible audiobook now and it's FAN-TAS-TIC. It's narrated by Lorelei King who did a great job with Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.  

If you haven't read these books, or you're behind in the series (this is the 11th book and I suggest you start at the beginning), I HIGHLY recommend them.

Charley is funny and clever. She will make you laugh. Charley and her bff Cookie will make you wish they were YOUR bffs. And the rest of the cast is either downright HOT or equally charming and lovable.

Go! Go read now!

For a spoiler-free review of Eleventh Grave, click here.