Nutrition Mafia Series:

One Good Eclair

Sedona O'Hala Series:

Executive Dirt

Moon Shadow Series:

Ghost Shadow

Now Available:

Soul of the Desert

Bargain: Geek Cozy Mystery

Y’all know how I enjoy the Lexi Carmichael mysteries by Julie Moffett–well, if you haven’t grabbed No Living Soul, now is your chance. It’s 99 cents today!

I tried to get this one for the July Release Extravaganza this Saturday, but the timing didn’t work…looks like we get to pick it up anyway! WOOT!

The first in the series is No One Lives Twice. Definitely a fun read!!!

Also on sale at Kobo!

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I’ve deleted the deals that I know have expired!

The Dragons of Wendal boxed set is on sale for $4.99 (normal price is 8.99) for five days. Use coupon code GRT50BOOKS at Kobo to get half off there (on any of my boxed sets.)

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Walmart is having a big “end of summer” clearance. END OF SUMMER? Shoot. It was 97 here, it’s the middle of July and we have a long way to go! But what the heck. Maybe shorts and tees are on sale?


Hungry JPG has a nice bundle of fonts on sale this month.

CreativeMarket also has a few bundles. This one had the most fonts.

Stock Art, Cute Pictures, Templates

Best place to get photos, cute pictures/drawings of animals and other things for scrap books, card making, etc is Depositphotos. They have some great prices on their packages and short subscriptions. Huge selection.

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Posted: July 10, 2017

Some Things I Made

Some pictures of my latest batches of homemade hot process soap and my latest shampoo. Click the pix for larger views!

Fairy Kissed light conditioning shampoo in citrus.

My good friend (nicknamed Snoopy) made this WONDERFUL little display dish for me. How cute is it???? She is made of awesome. The soaps are lemonade, orange citrus and lavender.

The soaps all packaged and ready to ship to their new home!

Next up we have a helper for when I made the baby blankets. Yup, The Convict is sleeping on the job! Worse, he’s sleeping on the material…

36 by 36 baby blanket in flannel.

36 by oh, maybe 35 because of an error, baby blanket in flannel.

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Miss Seaton on Sale – Boxed Set

The Miss Seaton mysteries came back to Kindle recently, but they are priced fairly high. Well, now the boxed set is on sale–three books!

How could you not love Miss Seeton?

Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and at every turn the most unlikely and lovable master of detection.

The Miss Seeton Series: Books 1-3 includes the first three stories in this classic series of humorous cozy mysteries:

Picture Miss Seeton – a night at the opera strikes a chord of danger when Miss Seeton witnesses a murder . . . and paints a portrait of the killer.

Miss Seeton Draws the Line – Miss Seeton is enlisted by Scotland Yard when her paintings of a little girl turn the young subject into a model for murder.

Witch Miss Seeton – double, double, toil and trouble sweep through the village when Miss Seeton goes undercover . . . to investigate a local witches’ coven.

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Ilona Andrews Book Signing

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big fan of Ilona Andrews’ books. Ilona Andrews is a husband/wife team, and they write some great urban fantasy adventures. On The Edge is one of my all time favorite books. (It’s also on sale for $2.99 at the moment. Just a great read. Highly recommended).

When I heard that the Ilona Andrews team would be doing a book signing for their latest book at a nearby library, well, OF COURSE, I prepared to attend! The first book in the series is Burn For Me — a terribly suggestive title with an equally smarmy cover that depicts the books as…well, the books aren’t that. I fully admit that I avoided reading Burn for Me for a very long time because of the cover and the title. HOWEVER, I have read it, and I can heartily recommend it. It’s a great adventure with wonderfully fun characters. (It’s also on sale right now!!!)

The new book in the Hidden Legacy Series, White Hot, has a possibly…worse cover and an equally suggestive title. But even with that, I wasn’t about to miss the book signing and discussion.

Ilona and her husband Andrew were great speakers. They mostly took questions and shared bits about the characters, shared some personal stories and kept the room in stitches. Both of them were generous with their time, and not only did they stand for pictures, they signed every book that I brought with me in my Green Bag Lady bag. (I had several. As in Many. And I forgot one of them at home! They’ve written 19 books and I had half that with me.)

It was a great evening, well spent, discussing plots, characters, writing tips, high school graduations and the proper pronunciation of “y’all.” I didn’t want to be the one to tell Ilona, but with her Russian accent, I’m not really certain she can pull off the proper drawl. 🙂 She’s cute as a button though.

Some interesting tidbits:

When guests come to town they go to County Line for BBQ (I’d recommend Salt Lick in Driftwood–very, very authentic Texas experience and best BBQ on the planet. There’s also Dahlia’s Cafe in Liberty Hill that is a great Texas experience).

One time, when stuck on a plot, they determined they would not leave the pool until they solved it. Andrew brought beer and they settled in for a nice, relaxing discussion. Of course, once the beer was gone, they really, really needed to leave the pool. PRESTO, the plot was born!

Even Ilona Andrews has very little control over traditionally published covers. The publishers decide–be they the US version or the French, Spanish or German version.

The two of them have a great sense of humor that comes out in person and in their books. They are both gracious and professional. If you ever have a chance to hear them speak or to get a book signed, hurry on over!

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Posted: July 8, 2017

A Bag for Dad

This bag has reinforced handles. I invented them after Dad loaded one of my bags with 5 one-liter bottles of peach juice. He then called me and demanded to know why the handles tore off the bag on his way to the car. Gosh. I do wonder how that could have happened.

Anyway, it led to this invention, which I will be giving away next weekend during the July New Releases Extravaganza. I have two other bags as well–they are fabulous Green Bag Lady bags that I took the liberty of embroidering. Yes, I took perfectly good bags and practiced my embroidery on them. Hey, I’m nothing if not…inventive.

I’m looking forward to the extravaganza. I’ve found some wonderful books to tell you about!

In other news, remember when I told you we were learning to cook pizza on the grill? And how that first time we ate the pizza so fast I forgot to take a picture for you? Well, we had pizza again. And this time I took a picture before we scarfed it down! Pizza on the grill!

We tried a few methods, but the winner was to use Superstone Deep Dish Pizza Stone. We will be eating pizza in this house–even in the summer!!!

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Posted: July 7, 2017

Recommended Pick – Women’s Fiction

This book was recommended (specifically in audio, but your mileage will vary by how much you enjoy audio) on one of the book forums I’m on:

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) An intriguing title since it seems to me there is a lot of weird on the internet!

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

The Internet isn’t all cat videos – almost.

There’s also Felicia Day – violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world – or at least the world of Internet-geek fame and Goodreads book clubs.

And this one caught my eye probably due to the skeleton…It’s also on sale, which doesn’t hurt any.

The Peach Keeper

It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, united by a full-blooded mystery, Willa and Paxton must confront the passions and betrayals that once bound their families—and uncover the truths that have transcended time to touch the hearts of the living.

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Posted: July 6, 2017
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Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off

So there’s this big blogger contest going on to select top self-published books and narrow it down to one. In the process there’s semi-finalists by some blogs (Under Witch Moon semi-finaled on a blog!) Not all blogs are picking semi-finals and not all blogs are reviewing the various books but some are. I’ll be posting some of the books that have made semi-finals and finals. Today’s highly rated book and the first semi-finalist pick of Bookwork Blues:

Valley of Embers

Princess Mononoke meets Avatar: The Last Airbender in an epic fantasy debut critics are calling “exceptionally well-crafted.”

For hundreds of years, the flame-wielding Embers have been the last line of defense against the nightmare creatures from the World Apart, but the attacks are getting worse. Kole Reyna guards Last Lake from the terrors of the night, but he fears for his people’s future.

When Kole is wounded by a demon unlike any they have seen before, the Emberfolk believe it is a sign of an ancient enemy returned, a powerful Sage known as the Eastern Dark.

Kole has never trusted in prophecy, but with his people hanging on the precipice, he reluctantly agrees to lead the Valley’s greatest warriors in a last desperate bid for survival. Together, they will risk everything in search of a former ally long-thought dead, and whether Kole trusts him or not, he may be the only one capable of saving them.

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Me and Yoga and Meditation

This is me and yoga and meditation.

It’s also the likely reason I am not any good at weight lifting. The most exercise I get is checking my watch to see if I’m done!!!

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Posted: July 5, 2017

Monthly Kindle Deals

The new list of Kindle deals in mystery and suspense is out for July. There’s some Ed McBain in the list and a lot of thrillers. The list is new each month–you might find something you like.

And some random things I found elsewhere that looked interesting.

One Thousand White Women – Historical

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial “Brides for Indians” program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man’s world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

Navajo Autumn

Thomas Begay is found dead-drunk under the La Plata Bridge …not unusual for Thomas Begay. What is unusual, is BIA investigator Patsy Greyhorse, found lying beside him …not drunk, or even a Navajo, but very dead nonetheless. Long time friend Charlie Yazzie, fresh from law school, risks his career …and even his life to help his old schoolmate.

The Answer seems to lie with the Yeenaaldiooshii …should one choose to believe in such things.

In the far reaches of the reservation there still are traditional Navajos living their lives with few concessions to modern mores. Guided by their strong sense of cultural heritage these outliers remain a strong anchor for the Navajo Nation. This story follows the lives of such people, caught up in a plot that could have far reaching implications for the entire tribe.

Even a Jack Reacher (by Lee Child) on sale today for $2.99 (book 10) The Hard Way Didn’t they just make a Jack Reacher movie? Hey, if it failed, I blame Tom Cruise. He is just NOT a Jack Reacher.

And Urban Fantasy fans will want to check out this boxed set–24 books for 99 cents: Creatures, A Limited Edition.

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