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November 19, 2012

Holidays: A Time for Reading!




News:

I received super exciting news Friday afternoon. Two months ago, my state's writers' association sent out a call for articles. I submitted one on using Goodreads to kickstart a word of mouth book campaign. I hadn't heard anything and didn't really expect to. Lo and behold if I didn't get an acceptance email on Friday! My article will appear in the next issue of The Georgia Authority.

If you are interested in finding out about blog hops, tours, and other promotional opportunities for authors and bloggers, there are two new Facebook groups for you to join:

GWR Publicity (my PR firm)
Blog Tours, Hops, and Promo Ops (a number of tour companies and publicists announce events here)
You can also check my sidebar for a few upcoming events.

Wanting a good deal on a great book? Check out the Sunday Sales Page for discounted and FREE books (print & digital). If you would like for your book sale to be listed, please email me.

I was busy with a beta reading project, so I made slow progress on the two books I'm working on this past week. I have all this week off and have pretty much wrapped up GWR Publicity projects so I should be able to get through these books and maybe even start a new one or two! We'll see. I would love to hear what you are reading, drop me a line in the comments.



Reading:


Tucker Lee Anderson’s boss needs him to check out a story over on the beachside. Not earth- shattering, it’s more of a follow up to the Ed Ventara case, he says. When Anderson, a staff reporter for a local Southern newspaper hears this, a red light goes off in his head. But wait, wasn’t Ventura the serial killer convicted of killing five children, even though they only found four bodies a few years back? Following the discovery of a child’s skeleton, what at first appears to be a straightforward case of suspected murder is anything but, when Anderson finds himself not only investigating the case, but also dabbling in ancestral research.

This laid-back divorced dad’s ordinary life soon takes a turn when in the process, he soon discovers family ties that bind him to both the present and the past—but what does this have to do with the child? Set in the Central Florida community of Brevard County, Beneath the Dune features an interesting cast of characters, and what Anderson uncovers is bound to shock a few upper class residents to the core. Steeped in suspense and blended with humor, the book has all the ingredients necessary for the making of mystery that is sure to hold you in its grip to the very end. From Goodreads.com
 Find Beneath the Dune at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon.

Clinical psychologist Tony Hill has had a good run. He and police detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals and have a clearance rate that colleagues envy or resent. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, a person whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, an ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years Vance has been locked up. Now Jacko has broken out of prison and, with a mind even more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for the years he has spent in prison. They don’t know when Jacko will strike, or where. All they know is that he will cause them to feel fear like they’ve never known. From Goodreads.com
Find The Retribution at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon.

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3 comments:

  1. The Retribution looks like a book I'd enjoy...I have loved the pairing of a psychologist and a detective in Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series.

    Enjoy your week.

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  2. What a great bunch of books! Happy reading :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://thereaderscommute.blogspot.com

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  3. Congratulations on your article acceptance!

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