Well, on certain discerning blogs, that is. Over on RivoKids, it turns out that Sedona helped out a new mom (and it wasn’t Brenda!) Who could have guessed!
I found this cozy because book 2 is out for pre-order right now. It looked interesting so I went back and found book 1, Finding Sky (A Nicki Valentine mystery). Great cover and an Agatha Award nominee. I’m kind of jealous of how simple, yet elegant the covers are. Clever theme that easily pulls the series together.
Killer Tails — eight novels by some well-known authors ALL for 99 cents (I think one might be a novella, but I’m not sure). I’ve read the Carole Nelson Douglas one (very smart cat) and I’ve read and really enjoyed Caroline Haines series.
This one may be one that changes prices come Sept 1.
Use SALE50 at checkout at Kobobooks to get 50 percent off a book this weekend. Not good on e-readers. Good on Baen books, small publishers and indie titles. If you need help with titles, let me know and I can suggest some great ones!!!
There once was a man who started a board called kindleboards.com (now kboards.com). Harvey invited one and all, reader and writer, and somehow managed to create a great community. Harvey also wrote a book, a book dedicated to his daughter. I’d like to personally thank Harvey for the positive influence he had on my writing career–and the career of any number of writers. Magic, creativity and doggedness have all been his, along with a sense of wonder, a generous spirit and a special gift to keep everyone on an even keel. Wherever you travel, keep shining the light. Harvey’s book: Stone and Silt
Had to go to the post office today. Not my favorite place to people watch, but we writers do what we must. The lady in front of me had a very large purse. She took her box to the counter, placed it and the purse on top and then stood on her tiptoes to see inside her purse to fish out her wallet. It would have made more sense to put that piece of luggage on the FLOOR. If you have to stand on your toes to see inside your purse, it’s PROBABLY too big.
No, not those pie-in-the-sky I’m going to be a writer someday dreams. I mean the ordinary kind. Last night I dreamed that I was doing laundry. Really, self??? That’s the BEST you could do??? I want a refund.
I’m not really into dream interpretation, and even if I was, I am pretty sure I don’t want to know what that one means. It can’t foretell great things.
Meanwhile, I hear that the northern states are getting cool weather. Please send it here. It’s still scorching hot here, and we need the relief. I need more tomatoes because two of my canning jars expanded–the seal didn’t take. I’m CRUSHED. That is the first time it has happened to me. I don’t know what went wrong, but I had to throw them out. TWO JARS. Crushed, I tell you, crushed.
The Kobo Trivia Contest is also up today–Win an e-reader or book coupons!
Okay, in order to declutter the blog, I’ve created a facebook page where I can post the bargains and reviews. I’ll still post some of that here, but not as much as I have been because I’m not sure that everyone who reads the blog is really looking for tons of posts about the bargains I find. I think you can see the page even if you don’t have a facebook account (let me know). If you do have a facebook account, like the page and you’ll see the bargains and book articles that I post. I’m not going to be the typical bargain site with just 99 cent books, although I’ll post those too. I want to post books that look good regardless of price. Here’s the page.
I’d also like to mention that if you follow the blog mainly to receive an update when I have a new book out, there are two very good ways to do that. Amazon has a follow button on my author page–follow me there and they will inform you when I have a new book out. The follow button is right under the picture of Leo. The more followers I gain, the more visibility for my books!
You can also join my mailing list. I only send out an email for four events: a new book, a new short story, a giveaway or a cover poll. Generally this means not even one email per quarter. I’ll be doing most future giveaways in combination with the facebook page above (I’ll still blog them and I will send out a notice if you are on this releases list).
Inn Keeping with Murder comes recommended by one of my blog readers (Thank you, Margaret!) and it’s a bargain price too!
This is one I am currently sampling. It *sounds* like it could be good if the main is likeable! It could fail due to oogling of men and a certain crassness that appears now and then. Lacey Luzzie: Sprinkled Has anyone read it?
Here’s one that is a British Historical, featuring Lady Hardcastle, a woman who is destined to become an amateur sleuth! From the sounds of the blurb, A Quiet Life in the Country didn’t turn out to be so quiet after all.
Some interesting ones in this lot! This first one sounds like a really fun read and I know there are a lot of you who love reading about the “Royal lifestyle” — This one appears to be all about royalty! The Prince and I: The Royal Biography Mystery Series Can’t beat the price at 99 cents either!
Description: When Trudy Rue is assigned the royal biography of the Prince of Wales after her ex is murdered, Trudy is faced with a number of problems. Firstly, she doesn’t know anything about the modern royal family and has no time to prepare, and secondly, she is named a person of interest in the death of her ex. Under enormous pressure, she goes about her day, trying to do her job and becoming more and more enchanted with the subject of her study. When the Prince gives her a private tour of Holyroodhouse, she decides she is definitely smitten. There is no time for romance, however, as Trudy begins to uncover the dark secrets of her ex’s past, and the numerous people who might have wanted him dead.
A bit more serious on the mystery scale: Twenty-eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank. You’ve probably heard of this one. I keep seeing recommendations for it on one of the facebook threads. From Everybody Needs a Little Romance: “Though much of the book is light-hearted and occasionally outright hilarious, the author sneaks in a few home truths along the way that will hit you where it counts, like how even someone’s best intentions can box you in.”
This next mystery is only out in hardback and ebook so it’s more expensive, but it sounds very intriguing and has nothing but good reviews. Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery I have a soft spot in my heart for Southern mysteries. It has a really fabulous cover too!