- Vicious Justice on sale 8/27-9/2 grab it at 99c https://amzn.to/2QiI3x5
- FREE cozy mystery novella from Tara Lush
- Alana Albertson’s The Swan and The Sergeant Free!!!
- Debut author Kelly Farmer hockey romance out TODAY
- Deborah Wilde’s box set comes out the 31st!
- Need book recs? Check out Elysabeth Grace’s blog Nice Girls Reading Naughty Books
Please keep READING!!! More links below:)
GIVEAWAY with Rafflecopter
Three winners will get one signed paperback (Vicious Justice, Still Waters, or Trial Romance and Sideways) plus a mask and some 2.5 filters:)
- Follow me on social media for more entries
- Enter here: http://www.rafflecopter.
- Ends the 31st!
Winners will be posted on my blog:)
Let’s catch up!
Hello!!! I hope you’re doing well. We’ve had some interesting adjustments to our household since March. The thing about empty-nesting is when stuff happens, sometimes the kids come back to roost :/ If you’ve got kids going back to school or you’re homeschooling, or you’re just tired of this new normal and craving the past, I FEEL YOU! If you’re feeling isolated, I FEEL YOU!
I’ve tried to be creative and I’ve taken online art classes through Princeton University. They’re free and fabulous!!! https://artmuseum.princeton.
I’ve also created a line of journals and t-shirts. Procrastinating through art, it’s my new therapy. You can check them out here.
Did you know that Sideways is available? It’s one of the funniest books Becca and I have written! Schoolteacher Melby’s life had faded into a tired rut, until two firefighting handymen crash into her life, knocking her sideways. We’ve paired it with Trial Romance to make a paperback. It’s available to WIN in the rafflecopter giveway. If you didn’t get a chance to read Sideways in the Hot Hands For Hire anthology, it’s now available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/
Honestly, because I’m not doing any book signings in the near future and I miss you guys I decided to put Vicious Justice on sale AND I’m having a giveaway for a signed paperback book PLUS a reversible hot-man mask! PPE and a fabulous book boyfriend!!! You can sign up through rafflecopter.
WHAT I’M WORKING ON NOW…
…narrating Sideways. Is it weird that I blush when I narrate words Becca and I have written? I hope to have this done by Christmas, but no promises because…life.
AJ and Marina took a back seat when the schools closed because, in addition to being an amazing writing partner, Becca is also an amazing mom to school-age kids. I think the hardest part of our new normal is NOT seeing Becca a few times a week. Texting is not the same and she’s a SERIOUS introvert, so while she’s loving the we-can’t-go-out, she’s also not one to enjoy phone conversations or Zoom 🙁 So, AJ and Marina are in limbo and I’m sorry.
Mistle Toes: standalone romantic suspense between a dance teacher and bomb expert and their chemistry is EXPLOSIVE!!!
My own cozy mystery is complete and I’m querying agents in hopes that it’ll be traditionally published because I think mysteries do better when they’re on a bookshelf. I really enjoyed writing about the fictional town of Forest Forks, WV and Charlie Sanders, a happily married empty-nester who has it all: sciatica, myopia, and a dead body on her LaZ-Boy. Keep your fingers crossed that I find an agent who loves her as much as I do.
AND…I need a favor. In the world of publishing, followers matter. The giveaway is a way for me to increase my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and newsletter followers. Agents and publishers DO look to see if an author has followers and how many. I’m not great at newsletters (lol, like you can’t tell) BUT the good news is that means I rarely write them. I do post on social media so if you’re not already following me, definitely PLEASE use the rafflecopter to sign up and get more entries into the signed paperback book and mask giveaway. I really appreciate it!
And now let me brag about my friends!
I’m SO EXCITED for Tara Lush and her upcoming cozy mystery Grounds for Murder being published by Crooked Lane in December. You can preorder it here: https://amzn.to/2FSY4Il
She’s giving away a FREE mystery GIVE ME CHILLS here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/
When Lana Lewis’ best — and most difficult — employee abruptly quits and goes to work for the competition just days before the Sunshine State Barista Championship, her café’s chances of winning the contest are creamed. In front of a gossipy crowd in the small Florida town of Devil’s Beach, Lana’s normally calm demeanor heats to a boil when she runs into the arrogant java slinger. Of course, Fabrizio “Fab” Bellucci has a slick explanation for jumping ship. But when he’s found dead the next morning under a palm tree in the alley behind Lana’s café, she becomes the prime suspect.
Even the island’s handsome police chief isn’t quite certain of her innocence. But Lana isn’t the only one in town who was angry with Fabrizio. Jilted lovers, a shrimp boat captain, and a surfer with ties to the mob are all suspects as trouble brews on the beach.
With her stoned, hippie dad, a Shih Tzu named Stanley, and a new, curious barista sporting a punk rock aesthetic at her side, Lana’s prepared to turn up the heat to catch the real killer. After all, she is a former award-winning reporter. As scandal hangs over her beachside café, can Lana clear her name and win the championship — or will she come to a bitter end?
The Swan and The Sergeant by Alana Albertson Free on KU
Though the ugly duckling is now a beautiful swan, the girl I fell in love with is gone.
Ten years ago, reality star Selena Martinez was my dance partner and my girl. Consumed with being a celebrity, her inner beauty has been replaced by an ugly lust for fame. When our coach offers me $5,000 a week to appear on TV’s hot ballroom dance reality show, I have no desire to relive my painful past with Selena, but I made a promise to my buddy that I’d take care of his wife and kids if he died on the battlefield.
One season, ten weeks, a small sacrifice to make for the man who saved my life.
Hand me my dance shoes.
Kelly Farmer writes contemporary romance with snarky humor and heart! www.kellyfarmerauthor.
Don’t miss this tender and funny contemporary romance from debut author Kelly Farmer.
Caro Cassidy used to be a legend.
During her career, Caro was one of the best defense players in women’s hockey. These days, she keeps to herself. Her all-girls hockey camp is her life, and she hopes it’ll be her legacy. Sure, her new summer hire is charming and magnetic, but Caro keeps her work and personal life strictly separate.
Amy Schwarzbach lives life out loud.
Amy’s as bright and cheerful as her lavender hair, and she uses her high-profile position in women’s hockey to advocate for the things she believes in. Ten weeks in Chicago coaching a girls’ training camp is the perfect opportunity to mentor the next generation before she goes back to Boston.
Letting love in means putting yourself out there.
When the reticent head coach offers to help Amy get in shape for next season, her starstruck crush on Caro quickly blossoms into real chemistry. As summer comes to an end, neither of them can quite let go of this fling—but Amy can’t afford a distraction, and Caro can’t risk her relationship becoming public and jeopardizing the one thing that’s really hers.
And Deborah Wilde is putting out a box set – The Unlikable Demon Hunter Collection – Books 1-6 on August 31st! Free on KindleUnlimited. CHECK IT OUT!!!
At 10:47 AM, Nava Katz is given a magic destiny. Turns out it’s non-refundable. Destiny can suck it.
When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts her twin brother’s induction ceremony into a secret supernatural society, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take his place among the previously all-male demon hunters, with a surly but smoking hot ex-rock star appointed to keep her in line.
She’s thrown into a world of vengeful demons, witches, and the Brotherhood’s antiquated thinking, but the scariest part?
Nava is faced with something she never wanted: a purpose.
However, if she can rise to the challenge, who knows? She might even teach these boys a thing or two about how to slay a monster…
Odds of survival: meh.
Odds of a good time before she bites it: much better.
This paranormal box set contains a fast-paced urban fantasy series that readers describe as “fun, funny, and unapologetically raunchy… a clever guilty pleasure at its best.” If you like snarky kickass heroines, a maverick mythology, and red-hot romance, then grab The Unlikeable Demon Hunter Collection: Books 1-6 today!
And finally, if you’re listening to podcasts and looking for book recs, check out https://www.elysabethgrace.
Thanks for hanging with me! Let me know how you are!!! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sending you lots of love and appreciation for your support!!!