Beach Party–Save the Date! Join me!

Quick Updates from the California Desert!

I’m keeping it short and sweet this week–it’s been whacky around here. Not just hurricane force winds and a couple of small quakes, but several of life’s little annoyances.The mower the lawn guys used tossed a rock at the sliding door, shattering a pane of glass! We’re going to see our first triple-digit days next week–just in time for the Coachella Music Festival weekend. They won’t care when that party gets going! Speaking of parties…I have one for you on APRIL 26th.

You’re Invited–Save the Date!

Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes becomes available for PreOrder on Amazon on April 26th. We’re celebrating with fun and games, author chat, and giveaways. To join our FACEBOOK SUMMER SNOOPS BEACH PARTY CLICK HERE

The box set is now available for Pre-Order for 99c on:
NOOK
KOBO
APPLE 
COMING APRIL 26 to AMAZON

FOR RELEASE JULY 24th–a good deal for a good cause!! All proceeds go to help keep no-kill shelters caring for pets until they can find forever homes.

Here’s the scoop on the box set!!

Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes
12 Mysteries for the Dog Days of Summer
by Judith Lucci, Cindy Bell, Colleen Mooney, Amy Vansant, Colleen Helme, Kim Hunt Harris, Ava Mallory, Sandi Scott, Susan Boles, Sam Cheever, Anne R. Tan, Anna Celeste Burke

Synopsis

Have a howlingly good read during the dog days of summer with a dozen cozy mysteries from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors. Murder lurks in every corner during the dog days of summer. Solve the mystery as our snoops leash the criminals – at the beach, at the farm, on the mountain – everywhere! All profits from this pack go to support NO KILL animal charities! Fetch it now! And help us help pets!

‘Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes’ includes never before published books from:

** WSJ Bestselling Author Judith Lucci – Gawd Almighty & the Corn

** WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell – Murder at Pawprint Creek

** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Mooney – Dog Gone and Dead

** USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Amy Vansant – Summer Teeth

** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Helme – A Midsummer Night’s Murder

** WSJ Bestselling Author Kim Hunt Harris – The Murder of Bandera Bandito

** USA Today Bestselling Author Anna Celeste Burke – A Body on Fitzgerald’s Bluff

** Ava Mallory – A Dream Stray-Cation

** Sandi Scott – Croquembouche Murder

** Susan Boles – Death on the Beach

** USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever – Toxic Tech

** Anne R. Tan – TBA

Bonus recipes from the authors are included!

I hope you’ll order your copy of the box set and then come join the party.

SUMMER SNOOPS SWAG, BABY!

I couldn’t wait to show you these cute items I made up on Cafe Press.FIND ME at the SUMMER SNOOPS BEACH PARTY AT 3:00 pm EST or NOON Pacific coast time. I’m going to bring SWAG! To join the party on April 26th, CLICK HERE

NEW GIVEAWAY–FIND YOUR NEW SERIES

A HUGE NEW GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 9th @ https://authorsxp.com/win-ebooks
Win a Kindle Paperwhite or up to 90+ Top Series eBooks!
AND gain access to the AXP Book Fair featuring FREE and 99c Books! Find your next series!
(1) Kindle Paperwhite
(2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks!
(90+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)

Includes my six-book GEORGIE SHAW COZY MYSTERY SERIES

To find the books in my series: CLICK HERE

To enter the giveaway: CLICK HERE

FOR FANS OF ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

COMING THIS FALL

It’s another box set in the works for release on Veterans’ Day, 2018. LOVE UNDER FIRE [not all books are cozy mysteries] brings 20 all-new stories to you that mix romance, mystery, & suspense. This box set will benefit the Pets for Vets organization so another good deal for a good cause.

I’ll have more about this box set later but you can follow along on our LOVE UNDER FIRE Facebook page–CLICK HERE

We have a LOVE UNDER FIRE ARC reader group forming if you’re interested in reading books in this genre! Email me at burke.59@osu.edu.

I have a few openings in my reader group, too. If you’re interested in becoming one of “Anna’s ARC Angels” message me at burke.59@osu.edu.

Have a good week!

Sending you energy and good wishes to cope with the wackiness in your life! Sometimes it gets a little wild, doesn’t it? xx

SWAG & BOOKS FROM JESSICA & ANASTASIA

 

APRIL GIVEAWAY–SWAG, BABY!

I’m keeping it short this week! Just one last reminder that prices on the books in the Georgie Shaw series go up April 1st, so if you still haven’t grabbed your copies, please go get ’em! CLICK HERE

I promised you book charms would be coming in April. That’s only one of the gifts in the Swag Bag that’s part of the Desert Cities Mystery Swag & Books Giveaway. Jessica and Anastasia have lots of goodies for you. There are coffee mugs, tote bags, and books too! To enter the giveaway CLICK HERE.

One grand prize winner gets a signed paperback book from the Jessica Huntington Series–to find all the books in that series CLICK HERE. In addition, the grand prize winner gets all the swag, That includes a set of book charms, a Calamity Magnet tote bag, and mug.

A second place winner gets the Calamity Magnet tote bag. Third place winner gets a Calamity Magnet mug. Four winners get their choice of eBooks from the series. Ends midnight April 30. Winners announced May 1st. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

MAESTRO FLASH GIVEAWAY WINNERS 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS! PLEASE email me at burke.59@osu.edu to claim your prize–winners can choose either a Kindle or Signed Paperback copy of Murder of the Maestro Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #6.

WINNERS ARE:
Faith Creech
Mary Beth Lewis
Marlene Ezell
Lily Kwan
Jamie Rasmussen

Mary Preston

WOMEN SLEUTHS GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Congratulation to all the winners of the AXPAuthors Women Sleuth giveaway.

KINDLE PAPERWHITE WINNER: Wanda Jones

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS OF ALL THE eBOOKS: Jackie Spencer & Jerrie Adkins

PLUS 25 other winners who won a single eBook from the basket of books!

MEGA COZY MYSTERY SALE

& KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

MARCH 25-31

Fairfield Publishing is having another 99-cent cozy mystery book sale and Kindle Fire Giveaway! To find the cozy mysteries and enter the giveaway CLICK HERE. Hurry though–the sale and the giveaway end soon.

HAPPY EASTER OR PASSOVER, IF YOU CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS!

I hope the Easter Bunny who pays you a visit isn’t quite as big as the one in the picture, or if it is–you’d better get one heck of an Easter basket!

Have a great week! xx

LOVE UNDER FIRE! ROMANTIC SUSPENSE COMING THIS FALL

The heat is on–catch the fire! Coming this fall! LOVE UNDER FIRE, a 20-author romantic suspense box set. Proceeds will go to support the wonderful Pets for Vets organization. I’ll be debuting a brand new book in a new romantic suspense series I’m writing–The Calla Lily Mystery series. Meet Lillian Callahan in Lily’s Long Run Home. When she returns to her hometown in California wine country Lily finds murder, mystery, & romance. Join our Facebook page @ http://gvwy.io/psr1s9x for news about this upcoming release as it becomes available.

 

 

Spring, huh?

 

Spring, huh? What spring?

This pooch looks as worried about spring as some of my friends who are out brushing snow off their fresh spring blooms! This week marked the official start of spring but you wouldn’t know it in big chunks of the country.

We had a cold cloudy day here in the desert yesterday and even got a few sprinkles. It must have poured in the surrounding mountains because the afternoon blow was filled with the scent of mesquite and creosote.

I know it’s a little disappointing to be dealing with snow but lemonade weather will be here soon enough! Let’s break out the hot chocolate one last time, curl up in a comfy chair, and read!

Of course, I’ve got plenty of suggestions about what to read!! If you haven’t read Murder of the Maestro, Georgie Shaw’s newest cozy mystery, please grab a copy while it’s still 99 cents. The price goes up April 1st. To grab your copy: CLICK HERE. The first three short novellas in the Georgie Shaw series are still available for 99 cents until then, too. This is a great way to meet Georgie, Jack, Miles, and little Ella, solve a few mysteries, and find out how Georgie and Jack became a couple in midlife! To get the box set: CLICK HERE. ALL THE GEORGIE SHAW BOOKS ARE FREE TO READ WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED, by the way!!.

A GIVEAWAY FOR FANS OF WOMEN SLEUTHS! 

Here’s a new book giveaway on AuthorAXP–if you’re a fan of WOMEN SLEUTHS this one is for you!

Enter to win 24 eBooks featuring lots of different women sleuth and a KINDLE PAPERWHITE to use to read them. Good luck! Hurry, though, it ENDS MARCH 26th.

To enter click the picture or CLICK HERE!

COZY MYSTERY AUDIOBOOK DEALS

My cozy mystery author friend, Meredith Potts, has pulled together a collection of cozy mystery audiobooks for those of you who are fans of the genre and like to listen to mystery stories! March 23-25th.

The first three books in the Jessica Huntington series are now available in audio format. If you join AUDIBLE you can download two of them for FREE! A Dead Mother, book 4 in the Jessica Huntington series will be available in audio soon. Until April 1st it’s still 99c. CLICK HERE to get a copy before the price changes to $2.99! ALL THE JESSICA HUNTINGTON ARE FREE TO READ WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED.

To find your next audio mystery: CLICK HERE!

LET IT SNOW! 

I’ve got lots of wonderful books for you to read this week from author friend–new releases or on sale. Enjoy!

NEW RELEASE! 99c

Bunny Donuts and a Body (A Donut Truck Cozy Mystery Book 3)

Cindy Bell 

Will Joyce and Brenda solve the murder in time for the Easter egg hunt, or will they be stopped in their tracks?

Joyce and Brenda are thrilled when ‘Donuts on the Move’ gets a last-minute spot at an Easter egg hunt. They are frantically trying to get things organized in time.

But their plans are put on hold when someone lands up dead in the park. Joyce and Brenda do a little investigating of their own. But they quickly learn that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when Detective Crackle doesn’t want their help, and the suspect list keeps getting longer. Their hunt for the truth hits some bumpy ground and they find themselves in a whole lot of trouble.

Will Joyce and Brenda find the murderer before the truth is buried forever?

Recipe included: Bunny Shaped Donuts

99c on AMAZON: CLICK HERE

or FREE TO READ WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

99 CENT SALE FROM  USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, TONYS KAPPES

A Ghostly Secret:: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Ghostly Southern Mysteries Book 7)

Tonya Kappes

***USA Today Bestseller Author***

Checking out!

Emma Lee Raines, proprietor of a small-town Kentucky funeral home, Eternal Slumber, is a “Betweener,” helps ghosts stuck between here and the ever-after— only murdered ghosts. After Emma Lee solves who murdered them, only then can they cross over to the Great Beyond, Big Guy In The Sky.
Emma Lee is up against a cold case that happened before she’d even gotten her “Betweener” gift. Not only is the ghost of eight-year-old Betsy Lynn Brady, but Mr. Whiskers Betsy’s cat needs to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Betsy Lynn Brady has no idea who murdered her or why. With her heart in shambles, Emma Lee begs her sexy beau, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross to reopen the cold case because Betsy’s head is always stuck in a book and can’t remember exactly what happened to her.

Emma Lee learns real fast that someone doesn’t want her to snoop around the cold case. Can she help Betsy cross over and get Mr. Whiskers cross the Rainbow Bridge before someone helps Emma Lee check out from the living?

To get it on Amazon for 99c: Click Here

A KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL from Diane Rapp! 99c

Murder Caribbean-Style (High Seas Mystery Series Book 1)

Diane Rapp

Praise for Murder Caribbean-Style:
“Sometimes a reader needs to curl up with a deliciously good book and disappear from their own world for a while. Murder Caribbean-Style spirited me away into a world that oozed with the charms of such exotic locations as Barbados, St. Thomas, Sint Maarten and Puerto Rico. Diane Rapp offers a gift to her readers: She whets an adventurer’s appetite with zesty, vivid descriptions of fascinating out-of-the-way places at each port, sites that are unknown to many tourists. We are treated to descriptions of not only the duties of personnel on a cruise ship but, more so, their very human nuances.” Review by Doreen Cox.

Book Description:
When Kayla Sanders accepts a free Caribbean cruise aboard the Aurora, she gets sucked into a modern-day mutiny culminating in the murder of her ex-lover, Patrick MacIntyre. When Kayla was denied a well-deserved promotion, she resigned. Kayla’s shipboard friends applauded her bravery, but she knew the truth. Reeling from the painful humiliation inflicted by an unfaithful lover, Kayla welcomed an excuse to run home and hide. Living like a hermit in Colorado she worked days as a typist and wrote a Caribbean guidebook at night.

Four years later, Kayla arrives onboard her old ship and savors the VIP treatment afforded a published author—until Patrick falls dead at her feet. Plunging into a frenzied investigation to discover the killer before police arrest her friends, Kayla bumps into Steven Young every time she uncovers a clue. They soon join forces to unravel the mystery and spark a fledgling romance. Like a tightrope walker balancing between passion and peril, Kayla risks her life to unearth the truth behind Patrick’s death and free from herself from his memory. Should she trust Steven and risk another broken heart—or worse?

To get your copy from Amazon for 99c: CLICK HERE

FREE TO READ WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

99c KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL ON A NEW RELEASE FROM CHRISTA NARDI

Prestige, Privilege and Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery Book 1)

Christa Nardi

Money isn’t worth killing for, or is it?

When her estranged husband is murdered, Stacie Maroni Noth is quickly identified as the main suspect. With divorce papers not yet signed, she may get a substantial inheritance – a clear motive in the eyes of both Noth’s family and the police. His family and law firm strive to keep up the pretense that all is above reproach and idyllic. In her quest to prove her innocence, however, Stacie discovers she’s not the only one with a motive for murder. Could it be a colleague at the prestigious law firm where he worked? Or is it tied to the victim’s stance on domestic violence? Or maybe even his threats to reveal family secrets? Whatever the true motive may be, it soon becomes clear that Stacie might be the next victim.

To get your copy from Amazon for 99c: CLICK HERE

FREE TO READ ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!

NEW RELEASE FOR FANS OF BR SNOW & HIS COZY MYSTERIES FEATURING HELPFUL HOUND DOGS 

The Case of the Quizzical Queens Beagle

(The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 17)

BR SNOW

When Suzy and Josie find a Beagle perched on a channel buoy in the middle of the River, soon followed by the discovery of an unknown drowned woman, Suzy soon decides that the only logical thing to do is to bring the circus to town.

Feeling overwhelmed having to dealing with her mother’s endless and elaborate plans for her and Max’s wedding, the construction of their new animal rescue center, and Chef Claire’s announcement that she needs an extended break and is planning to take at least a year off, Suzy realizes that the world she has created and come to love is about to implode.

But since nothing takes Suzy’s mind off her problems like a good murder investigation, she soon finds herself distracted dealing with the victim’s mother and her caretaker and a unique group of circus performers who all have interesting and often sordid pasts. And as she and Chief Abrams do everything they can to figure out who threw the troubled woman and her pet beagle off a boat, Suzy comes face to face with her own insecurities and selfishness, not to mention a weapon she just can’t seem to keep her hands off, a couple of clowns, an elephant, and a wild animal trainer she hates at first sight.

By the time it’s all said and done, Suzy is bruised and battered and more than ready for the next chapter in her life to reveal itself. But one thing she does know for certain; a career in the circus is definitely not in the cards.

The Case of the Quizzical Queens Beagle is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s bestselling Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

To get your copy from AMAZON for $3.99: CLICK HERE

FREE TO READ WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED!

COME ON SPRING FLOWERS! YOU CAN DO IT!!

Have a lovely week, everyone, whether it’s one that brings us lemonade or hot chocolate weather. We can do it even if Mother Nature throws us a curveball. Cheers!

Books Covers with Charm!

 

CUTENESS ALERT! 

I just received these adorable book charms in the mail last week. I put a penny next to them so you can see how small they really are! I hope you like them as much as I do. I’m cooking up a charming new giveaway for April in which the prizes will be a set of charms for each of my series. The woman who makes these is still working on the rest of the books in the Georgie Shaw Series. More info coming soon!

MORE FUN IN THE MAIL THIS WEEK

This week I got more goodies in the mail. Murder of the Maestro Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #6 is out now in Paperback. Yay! I wasn’t sure I was ever going to see these babies. Here they are–lots more on AMAZON. LOL!

The Amazon folks even got the eBook and Paperback editions synced up so just CLICK HERE to find them in both formats! The Kindle version is still 99c until the end of the month when the price goes up to $2.99. Prices on other books in the series will go up then, too.

 

NEW MAESTRO FLASH GIVEAWAY 

I’m celebrating getting my hands on the paperback books with a new giveaway! Go to my FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE, find the post, and leave a comment [CLICK HERE].

Tell me about your favorite character in the Georgie Shaw series–from this book or any of the others. That’s it! You’re entered.

What do you win? Your choice of a signed Paperback or eBook copy of Murder of the Maestro.

Don’t use Facebook? Comment via my website at desertcitiesmystery.com or email your comment to me at burke.59@osu.edu.

6 winners, randomly selected from all entries posted here or sent to me via my website. ENDS midnight EST March 29 Winners announced March 30th,

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE READERS’ GIVEAWAY

Here’s a new giveaway for fans of Romantic Suspense. Enter to win a copy of book 1 in the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series, A DEAD HUSBAND, 20 more fantastic romantic suspense novels from an amazing collection of authors, PLUS a brand new eReader–A KINDLE FIRE OR NOOK TABLET! To enter the contest click here! ENDS March 19th!!

MORE ON GIVEAWAYS/CONTESTS

REMINDER! There’s still time to enter! 

1) The awesome giveaway on Miki’s Hope Blog. Drop by, leave a comment, and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Voucher [winner’s choice] and a Kindle copy of Murder of the Maestro! Ends March 26th. To enter: CLICK HERE

2) Want to be a Character in A DEAD COUSIN? ENDS MARCH31st.

I’d love to have 2 of you be named characters in A DEAD COUSIN–a “walk on” part. You and Jessica are going to run into each other. What I’d like to have you tell me is how you and Jessica met so I can put in a bit of background when you bump into each other. Have fun with it!!

In a couple of sentences, answer this question: How did you and Jessica meet? When? Where?

To enter: CLICK HERE and leave a comment on the FB post. OR send your entry to me at burke.59@osu.edu.

This contest will be open until the end of midnight March 31st! I’ll announce the winners April 15th.

THE WINNERS ARE

Thanks to everyone who entered the A Dead Sister Audiobook Flash Giveaway

Here are the winners, randomly selected from entries posted on Facebook or that came in via my website or email

Please email me at burke.59@osu.edu so I can get your gift to you!

Deborah Dumm
Julie Blumke
Lori Anne Twelves Shore
Tara Tara
Janice Paiano
Catrina Pomerleau

6 eBook winners
Rebecca Mayo
Jane Starcher
Jeanie Bates Farrar
Colleen Wisnom-LeDoux
Joann Lord
Lauren Baker

Find the entire Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series: CLICK HERE

Books 1-3 are all available in audiobook format with Rebecca Mitchell narrating!

ALL THE BOOKS IN THIS SERIES ARE FREE to DOWNLOAD with KINDLE UNLIMITED!

 

NEW RELEASES FROM AUTHOR PALS THIS WEEK

A different Georgie! More pets in Sandi Scott’s new release Book 4 in A Portraits Cozy Mystery Series!

Cindy Bell brings you murder, mystery, & chocolate in her newest book in a Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Series!

Dianne Harman has a brand new Northwest Cozy Mystery–Murder at the Gallery!

Murder at the Cabaret:

A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery (Book 4)

Sandi Scott

A visit from Georgie’s youngest son brings her to the cabaret, where she finds herself solving the murder a burlesque queen and reconsidering her divorce.

Her son Andrew is anxious for her to give his father a second chance, while a handsome acquaintance has asked her to go on a date.

Andrew takes Georgie to a cabaret show, giving her a front row seat as the curtain rises to reveal the star performer dead, right under her nose. Georgie can’t resist the lure of another mystery, so she is soon in the thick of things trying to figure out whodunit, all the while preparing for her first date with her new beau, Obby.

Hijinks galore from Georgie, a free-spirited sexagenarian who paints pictures of pets and is always eager to solve a mystery, will have you laughing out loud.

Over the top acting, bizarre medical conditions and yummy sweet treats all come together as Georgie solves the murder of a burlesque queen while doing her best to keep her sleuthing sideline a secret from the new man in her life.

This is book 4 in the Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.

To get your copy on AMAZON: CLICK HERE

Hot Chocolate and Homicide (A Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Book 11)

Cindy Bell

It is almost Valentine’s Day and Charlotte and Ally are frantically trying to fill chocolate orders for the special day. Their hot chocolate gift packs are flying out the door and they couldn’t be happier.

But then the local dairy farm owner lands up dead. Charlotte and Ally cannot resist a good mystery and decide to do some snooping of their own. But with the suspects piling up they realize they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

Will Charlotte and Ally be able to find the killer before they land up in hot water?

Recipe Included: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

To get your copy on Amazon: CLICK HERE

Murder at the Gallery (A Northwest Cozy Mystery)

Dianne Harman 

$2.99

When Philippe Germain, the owner of a prestigious Seattle art gallery, woke up, he didn’t know he’d be dead in a few hours.
Do you have a photographic memory? What would you do if you were in Provence, France, and happened to see the same painting for sale by the same artist that your best friend had just bought from a gallery in Seattle?

That’s DeeDee’s predicament. Join her, along with her significant other, Jake, a private detective, and her husky dog, Balto, as they search for the murderer of a well-respected Pioneer Square art dealer, but did he have secrets?

There’s no lack of suspects. Could it have been the gallery owner’s French wife, who is also his nephew’s lover? Or the nephew who owns a gallery in Provence? What about the struggling artist who had a gift for reproducing famous artists’ works? Maybe even the young retired Microsoft millionaire who had bought many paintings from the gallery? And what about DeeDee and Jake’s friend, ex-mobster Al De Duco, who had also bought a painting from the gallery?

This is the sixth book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author, Dianne Harman.

You can enjoy this book for free with Kindle Unlimited!

TO GET YOUR COPY: CLICK HERE

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those of you who celebrate it! 

An Irish Blessing to you all…

May joy and peace surround you, 
contentment latch your door, 
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!

Have a fantastic week!

Spring into Cozies & a Summer Sneak Peek

SPRING INTO A COZY MYSTERY!

Spring’s just around the corner. Here’s a chance to make it a merry cozy mystery spring with free and 99c eBooks for you from lots of different cozy mystery authors. Just CLICK HERE or on the pic to find 50 titles available. Each is free, 99 cents, or available for a free download via Instafreebie or BookFunnel. Let winter take its last, best shot! Let the raindrops fall. Who cares as long as there’s plenty to read and maybe a cup o’ joe or hot tea. Enjoy! MARCH 9-11th! 

A SNEAK PEAK AT SUMMER FUN

Summer’s a long way off, but I have a sneak peek for you of a release scheduled for August! I hope the cover makes you smile. We’re sharing the profits from this box set with two no-kill shelters who work so hard to rescue pets and find them new homes.

Right now it’s only available for pre-order through iTunes [FIND IT HERE FOR 99c] I’ll have more updates for you as this project rolls out. This collection of 12 novellas will include my new eBook–A Body on the Bluffs, the first in the Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery series.

Miriam Webster’s got a secret. Can she keep it once she and her high-spirited Dalmatian, Domino, find a body? She and her new friends in the Seaview Cottages Active Adult Community have some explaining to do when the body they found on the trail behind Fitzgerald’s Bluff goes missing. Until it turns up somewhere else!

I can’t wait to introduce you to this fun series with a new cast of quirky characters and twisty plots. I’ll keep you posted on the box set’s availability as it goes on sale for pre-order elsewhere.

A MURDER OF THE MAESTRO GIVEAWAY 

Speaking of quirky characters and twisty plots, I hope you’ve had a chance to grab your copy of Murder of the Maestro Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #6 while it’s still only 99c. The price goes up to $2.99 April 1st! To get your copy: CLICK HERE. Next week the book will be available for you on AMAZON in paperback too!

If you’ve read the book already, I’d love to get our feedback. A few words on Amazon will help other readers find the book, too!

Michele Bodenheimer has posted a terrific review of the book on her blog. She’s also sponsoring a giveaway for a chance to win a Kindle copy of Murder of the Maestro and a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal voucher–winner’s choice.

Please drop by, read the review, and enter the giveaway on her MikisHope BlogCLICK HERE

ENDS MARCH 26th.

NEW RELEASES & DEALS FROM AUTHOR PALS!

First up, it’s a Brand new cozy mystery from Evelyn Cullet

You Bet Your Life: A Willows Bend Cozy Mystery – Book 1

(The Willows Bend Cozy Mysteries)

Evelyn Cullet

$2.99

“Sometimes, you have to take a chance.”

As a marketing executive, Heather Stanton is used to spinning anything negative that comes her way into gold, but now both her personal and professional lives have hit a glitch, so she cuts her losses and boards the first train out of town, leaving it all behind.

Heather never expects to run into her independent, free-wheeling Aunt Julia in a speck on the map called Willows Bend. Nor does she expect the turn her life takes when her aunt is suspected of murder.

Putting her own problems aside, Heather teams up with a handsome ex-private investigator to clear her aunt’s name. But will Julia’s innocence be questioned when the odds turn against her in a race to find the killer?

To get your copy on AMAZON: CLICK HERE

 

Here’s a new cozy mystery release from Sam Cheever–book 5 in her Silver Hills Series!

Vlad-Handing

(Silver Hills Cozy Mysteries Book 5)

Sam Cheever

$3.99

Come to Silver Hills. Where an old nemesis can lead to new trouble and murder is a line item in a business plan.

Vlad Newsome isn’t exactly known as a people person. He’s really more contentious than convivial.

But something’s changed with him, and Flo and Agnes are suspicious.

Vlad’s suddenly “peopling”. He’s shaking hands and even curving his thin lips upward at times in a terrifying imitation of a smile.

Could it be he’s turning over a new leaf? Is he facing a life-changing event that’s made him grow as a person?

Nah…

He’s up to something. And Flo and Agnes are determined to find out what.

When a woman who had a beef with the reprehensible creature of the night known as Vlad Newsome turns up dead in her home…Vlad appears to be the culprit behind her murder.

Silver City PD certainly believe he’s guilty. But Vlad insists he’s innocent. It’s going to be up to Flo and Co. to solve the murder and find the “real” killer. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the ladies aren’t totally certain Vlad isn’t the murderer.

Will Flo and Co. walk away…leave Vlad to defend himself? If you believe that you haven’t been paying attention.

After all, this is Flo and Agnes!

To get your copy of the book, click the links below

Amazon.com: http://samcheever.com/blog/vladhanding

Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0796BSNMB

Amazon.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0796BSNMB

Amazon.au: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0796BSNMB

iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1338806074

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vlad-handing-sam-cheever/1127874840?ean=2940155413639

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/vlad-handing

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38193318-vlad-handing

Paperback: http://samcheever.com/blog/vladpaper

For fans of sweet romance, family, and humor Stephany Tullis has a 99c book sale for you…

By the way, prequel to this series is free!

Blue Lady’s SWEET DREAMS:

The Angelica Mason Series

Stephany Tullis

99c

When a small town well-respected political operative is forced by her disgruntled mother to move into the family home to care for her ill father, her dreams become nightmares and her nightmares reality.

Harassed by her mother and overwhelmed by her father’s non-stop caretaker schedule, Angelica Mason’s daydreams become as unnerving as her bewitching nightmares.

Does she imagine that her boss fires her? Did she quit her job and tell her boss to ‘stuff it’?

Does the love of her life back-stab her?

Does an enchanting Prince Charming appear on her doorstep with a pair of platinum-lined glass slippers; perfect size 8?

Is she hallucinating that he rescues her?

Or is the enchanter the hazel-eyed FedEx man who demands her signature for a mysterious package?

Just what can a girl do when her dreams become nightmares and nightmares her reality?

To get your copy of Blue Lady’s Sweet Dreams for 99c: CLICK HERE

To get the prequel FREE: CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful week–let it shine! The world needs you.

xx Anna

Murder of the Maestro & Lots More

SO MUCH NEWS!

I’m going to apologize in advance for cramming so much into this week’s newsletter. There’s so much going on, though, and I want to share every bit of it with you!

First up is the news that Murder of the Maestro Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #6 was released today, March 2nd, on Amazon. It’s a hot new cozy mystery release and still set at the 99c preorder price. Here’s the blurb about the book:

Marvelous Marley World’s legendary maestro is missing!

A body on the rocks below Dave Rollins’ Malibu estate pulls Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler into another whodunit. Their investigation soon reveals that the legendary maestro was a man of mystery. Did a secret from his past lead to his death? Or was his killer a scorned woman, a jealous rival, a disturbed fan, or someone close to his heart?

When another body turns up, the killer leaves a calling card for Georgie: “Requiescat in pace.” She and Jack must scramble to unravel the clues and solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again.

Who killed the maestro?

If you don’t already have a copy, I hope you’ll grab yours now! CLICK HERE It’s FREE to READ with KINDLE UNLIMITED!! Recipes too!

 

A DEAD HUSBAND AUDIOBOOK WINNERS & A NEW GIVEAWAY!

Congratulation to all the winners who entered the giveaway celebrating the release of A DEAD HUSBAND by Tantor Media as an audiobook.

Here are the A DEAD HUSBAND AUDIOBOOK winners chosen by RAFFLECOPTER: I’ve sent each an email with your coupon code to claim your audiobook
JODEE BURNS
JO ANNE POTTER VINCENTI
CHRISTINA VAN
BARBARA HAWK
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HERE ARE THE 10 eBOOK WINNERS. I’m waiting to hear from each you! Please email me at burke.59@osu.edu to tell me which eBook in the series you want me to send to you!!
KEN KERSTEIN     ANNETTE LOCKE
SARAH WATHEN   MONA FULGHAM
NANCY GRIM        KELLY M
JACKIE TANSKY DIANE MCMAHON
TAMMY SAVILLE MARY CEASER
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EXTRA OPTION WINNERS of A DEAD HUSBAND AUDIOBOOK OR PAPERBACK. Thanks for contacting me, DONNA HALL GRIFFIN & JAN TANGEN

A DEAD SISTER AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY

I’m trying to keep ahead of Tantor Media who are cranking out the Audiobook versions of the books in the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series.  Here’s a giveaway featuring book 2 in the series A DEAD SISTER. To hear a sample and check out the audiobook version on AMAZON: CLICK HERE

Enter to win one of 6 audiobook copies of A DEAD SISTER or one of 6 eBook copies.

Find the entire Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series in eBook and Paperback on Amazon at http://bit.ly/JessHunt4

FREE to DOWNLOAD with KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Just leave a comment on FACEBOOK post [CLICK HERE] or email me at burke.59@osu.edu saying which version–audiobook or eBook–you’d like to win and you’re entered in the giveaway. ENDSMarch 15th Winners announced March 16th.

THERE’S MORE JESSICA IN AUDIO

A Dead Daughter coming to audiobooks MARCH 6thCLICK HERE

I had to share the cover Tantor Media has created for the audiobook edition! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Want to be a Character in A DEAD COUSIN?

I’m getting ready to dig in and finish the next book in the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series. I’d love to have 2 of you be named characters in the story–a “walk on” part. You and Jessica are going to run into each other. What I’d like to have you tell me in the comment stream below the cover picture of A DEAD COUSIN,is how you and Jessica met so I can put in a bit of background when you bump into each other. Have fun with it!! In a couple of sentences, answer this question:

How did you and Jessica meet? When? Where?

TO ENTER ON FACEBOOK CLICK THE PIC below or CLICK HERE 

Don’t do FACEBOOK? You can still enter the contest. Send me your entry via email to burke.59@osu.edu.

This contest will be open until the end of midnight March 31st! I’ll announce the winners April 15th!

A COUPLE OF BOOK DEALS FROM AUTHOR PALS!

A dead dean…why didn’t I think of that? LOL!

The Dean Died Over Winter Break (The Chronicles of Brother Thomas Book 1)

Christopher Lansdown

99c

Dean Floden is dead!

Winter break is normally a peaceful time at the university, especially during a blizzard. So it shocked everyone when they found the dean murdered at his desk. Thanks to an empty campus, there are no witnesses and police have little to go on. With the police stymiedand hoping to wrap up the investigation before students return for the spring semester, the president of the university has turned to the Franciscan Brothers of Investigation for help.

Jovial and mild-mannered Brother Francis arrived on the scene to find a jealous mistress, a clever drug dealer, a disappointed researcher, and a mortally insulted professor on his short list of suspects. Did one of them do the other three a huge favor? Or was it someone else entirely?

Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Dorothy L. Sayers.

TO GET YOUR COPY FROM AMAZON FOR 99c Click the pic below or  CLICK HERE

 

For fans of sweet romance…here’s one for you!

First Street Church Romances: Love’s Odds(Kindle Worlds Novella) (The Hanson Family Saga Book 1)

Elissa Strati

$1.99

“It’s easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to get married over the age of 40!” 

Melissa Ricci has given up on marriage and decided to start a new life in Sweet Grove, Texas, as a companion to her octogenarian grandmother. Perfectly content to remain single and embrace the adventure of life on her own, she suddenly finds herself the object of attention of not one but three gentlemen!

To get your copy from Amazon, click the picture below or CLICK HERE

 

Palm Springs Modernism–“in the pink!”

A friend of mine who lives in Australia sent me a link to some great photos of the Palm Springs area. I wanted to share them with you so you can see more of the area in which the Jessica Huntington stories take place!

The photos taken by Australian Photographer Kate Ballis illuminate a cotton candy-colored world that’s invisible to the human eye. They feature the mid-century modernist architecture that’s a local treasure here in the Coachella Valley. She adds an interesting ‘infrared’ filter giving the photos an interesting

I’m featuring one of them here but there are more. CLICK HERE or on the pic below to go to the blog site and see a fascinating slide show of mid-century modern settings that could be a great backdrop for mystery stories. What do you think?

Whew! Hope I haven’t forgotten anything…stay well and have a wonderful week. xx

Valentine’s Day Goodies

 

 FREE FROM GEORGIE SHAW!

A body at the foot of the Catmmando Mountain thrill ride puts a damper on Valentine’s Day events at Marvelous Marley World. Georgie Shaw’s not only stuck with trying to handle the PR nightmare, but she’s a murder suspect. When Detective Jack Wheeler shows up to investigate, a really bad day at a theme park takes a turn for the better. Murder, mayhem, cats, chocolate, and a second chance romance. What more could you ask for in a Valentine’s Day Cozy Mystery? Murder at Catmmando Mountain Cozy Mystery #1 FREE ALL WEEK–starting Monday, FEB 12th & ending Friday, FEB 16th get it free on AMAZON. CLICK HERE.

 

SPEAKING OF VALENTINE’S DAY…

JUST A REMINDER CUPID’S ON THE LOOSE ALL WEEK!

PLEASE JOIN US for author chat, games, book giveaways, gift cards. recipes… I’ll be there on FEBRUARY 13th. Please drop by and say hello. To find the event on FACEBOOK: CLICK THE PICTURE OR  CLICK HERE 

LOVE KISSED COZIES BOOKBUB GIVEAWAY

ENDS FEB 11th!! 

☆҉➹☆Check out the Bookbub Follower Giveaway sponsored by LOVED KISSED COZIES. Join Bookbub, help authors by following us, and win! ☆҉➹☆҉

Discover new Cozy Mystery authors and follow them on Bookbub to get new release notifications! Also, be in the draw to win custom book themed coffee mugs from Society 6, and Amazon Gift Cards just for supporting our authors! One Week Only! CLICK HERE OR THE PICTURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY.

 

NEW RELEASE 99c

Lost Souls ParaAgency and the Three Witches of Burberry: (Romantic Paranormal Mystery)

KM Waller

Family legacies are a curse!

Welcome to the Lost Souls ParaAgency, where agents work together to ensure the safety of humans and to prevent exposure of the paranormal community.

The Assignment—stop witches from creating magical chaos in the small town of Burberry, South Carolina.

There’s no dead body… yet. And there won’t be if Lex Dimas takes this assignment. Forced to take on the occasional paranormal case by his manipulative grandfather, he’d prefer to spend his days striking deals in the boardroom. Instead, he’s stuck in small town Burberry searching out witches who intend to harm the unsuspecting townspeople. Only, he doesn’t come upon a group of hateful witches—instead he finds a sweeter-than-peach-pie tea shop owner who wouldn’t harm anyone.

Amira Walker and her two sisters come from a long line of witches who harness the power of emotional manipulation. But the Walker girls aren’t interested in fulfilling their witchy destinies, much to the chagrin of their three powerful aunts. When Lex shows up, Amira mistakenly believes he’s spelled by the aunts in a love match attempt. To her mixed delight and disappointment, she discovers he’s there to apprehend a paranormal villain.

As Burberry becomes a hotbed of magical activity, Lex is sure Amira’s youngest sister is to blame. It’ll be up to Amira to prove her sister’s innocence and help Lex find the true culprit. Can they survive malicious witchcraft and come together as a paranormal investigative team before it’s too late?

To buy it on AMAZON: CLICK HERE

To buy it on BARNES & NOBLE: CLICK HERE

Digging Up Trouble (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries Book 2)

By Rickie Blair

Usual Price: 3.99 Sale: .99

When a village-wide cupcake battle helps turn a visitor from a skeptic to a corpse in record time, Verity decides to investigate. If you like puzzling whodunits, eccentric characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll love the Leafy Hollow series.

Buy it on AMAZON

Buy it on KOBO

Buy it on B&N

Buy it on  iBooks

New Release

Slightly Sweaty (Slightly Series Book 2)

By Amy Vansant

Usual Price: 2.99 Sale: .99

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Wall Street Journal & USA TODAY Best-Selling Author, Amy Vansant—for fans of Bridget Jones, Jennifer Crusie and Sophie Kinsella. Before Emily and Sebastian can celebrate their new relationship, they’re recruited to star in a local reality competition… Where Sebastian’s hungry ex, Greta, plans to steal the show.

BUY IT ON Amazon

COUSIN FRANK COOKS

Detective Frank Fontana is one of the two men in Jessica Huntington’s life, Frank is Tommy Fontana’s cousin, not Jessica’s. He’s a great guy, trying to do his job as a homicide detective, raise a couple of kids, and has been struck by cupid’s arrow when it comes to Jessica. In A DEAD DAUGHTER, Frank reveals another of his many charms. He can cook! Here’s a recipe for one of the items he serves when he invites Jessica to his home for dinner.

Artichoke Gratinata is delicious, simple to make, and wonderful as an appetizer or side dish. Enjoy!

A Dead Cousin, coming in May…

Where is Frank Fontana? At the end of A DEAD MOTHER, Beverly Windsor’s murder is solved. The mysteries in Jessica’s topsy-turvy life continue a few months later when Frank’s daughter calls to tell Jessica that men have come to their house and taken her father away. Can Jessica and her friends figure out what’s happened to Frank before he becomes A DEAD COUSIN?

To meet Jessica, Frank, and the members of the “Cat Pack,” you can find the series on AMAZON. Just CLICK HERE. All the books in the series are FREE TO READ in KINDLE UNLIMITED. They’re all available as Paperbacks and the first two books are out in audio additions with the delightful Rebecca Mitchell narrating.

Have you already read the books in the series? Please leave me a review on Amazon–it’s a huge boost to authors like me if you post a review. Thanks!

 

NOT FEELIN’ THE LOVE?

You’re not alone! Valentine’s Day may actually be one of the most hated holidays of the year! Not just by people who don’t happen to have a love interest in their lives at the moment. Couples report they feel the pressure to celebrate even if the date on the calendar has no particular meaning for them in terms of the way in which their relationship developed.

One of the biggest sources of pressure is to spend money they don’t have on a gift for their valentine. It’s not just the money, either–it’s trying to figure out what the heck to pick as a gift. Even the most thoughtful gift may not meet the expectations fueled by all the holiday hype, leaving the recipient of a gift feeling unhappy.

What to do? Celebrate if you want to whether you’re married or single. It’s a lovely excuse for a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates to honor the idea of love and romance. On the other hand, there’s nothing special about February 14th. So, ignore it if you want to or pick another day to contemplate the magic of romance. Of course, Georgie Shaw might suggest you help yourself to a little chocolate anyway!

Happy Valentine’s Day to those of you who enjoy it. And a wish for love and happiness to all of you whether you do or don’t revel in the day. xx

Hot New Release in Amazon Audiobooks!

A DEAD SISTER OUT NOW IN AMAZON AUDIBLE.

Tantor Media is cranking! Book 2 in the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series, A DEAD SISTER, is available on Audible @ https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Sister-Jessica-Hun…/…/B07956X12L

Preorder today for release on TUESDAY JANUARY 30th. The same wonderful narrator, Rebecca Mitchell speaks for Jessica. Of course, there’s more trouble ahead for this calamity magnet desperately hoping to put her so-called life back together…murder, mayhem, and men.

A cold case heats up when the handsome detective, Frank Fontana, asks for Jessica Huntington’s help. Who killed his cousin Kelly? Does Jessica want to know the truth about her high school friend’s tragic death?

“The worst kind of truth is better than the best lie, Jessica.”

Jessica hopes Bernadette’s right as she races headlong into Kelly’s troubled past. Believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Palm Springs, the investigation into Kelly’s death had quickly grown cold. Now more than a decade later, a lowlife meth addict claims to have witnessed her death and swears: “It weren’t no accident! It was on purpose.”

Why would anyone have done such a thing to the 19-year-old, auburn-haired beauty with a voice like an angel and a streak of wild? Join Jessica and her friends as they try to figure out whodunit and why!

GET THE AUDIOBOOK FREE WITH AUDIBLE TRIAL

READ THE eBOOK FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

FIND THE ENTIRE SERIES @ http://bit.ly/JessHunt4