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Editor's Note: Get in the mood for love with these three free romances. With different settings and situations, all three of these stories try to answer the question, "Will true love overcome?" Find out when you get them today!
Editor's Note: Is there a fate worse than being alone? Well you will find out in this intriguing cozy mystery from Patricia Clark!
This book will appeal to any cozy mystery fan.
Book Description: WORSE THAN BEING ALONE is a riveting tale involving multiple cons, a vicious murder, romance, betrayal, and escape as it vividly explores just how far all of us are prepared to go to avoid being alone. Two women sleuths are on the trail of a Black Widow and manage to breakup a sex slave ring, thwart a bank robbery, and nab a murderer in the process.
Those who like Tess Garitsen, Kathy Reichs, and Kay Hooper will enjoy WORSE THAN BEING ALONE.
Author's Inspiration: This story is loosely based on a friends fear that her father had married a Black Widow. The workers' compensation vignettes are composites of situations and characters I encountered as a nurse case manager.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Charlize Theron and Sandra Bullock
From the Book: I don’t remember ever being alone for the first eighteen years of my life. Shared bedrooms, a bath and a half, and limited common space virtually guaranteed there would be no reprieve from the prying eyes of my parents and nine siblings. That probably accounts for my long-held belief that the worst thing that could happen to a person was being alone. Now I know I was wrong.
This book is free 5/21-5/25.
After twenty five years working as an ER and ICU nurse, a creative writing course launched a new career. All of my books involve composites of patients, workers, colleagues, and situations based on my medical experiences. Humor is a major element in my books, the consequence of being born into a family of ten children and countless eccentric aunts and uncles.
Editor's Note: We've found a romantic comedy with a twist of mystery that is sure to make your afternoon and night go by fast. This will make your weekend very enjoyable!
Queenie Baby was everything I hoped it would be - funny, engaging and romantic!
Book Description: What if Stephanie Plum carried a guitar instead of a gun and chased fame instead of bad guys? QUEENIE BABY: ON ASSIGNMENT introduces Diana Hudson - a temp by day and a rock star by night. After going through a dating drought, it seems as if it's raining men! She has three men who are all vying for her attention and that can only make for good hilarious fun!
Fans of Janet Evanovich, Lisa Lutz, and Gemma Halliday will enjoy QUEENIE BABY: ON ASSIGNMENT!
Author's Inspiration: I want to make people laugh! I love the Stephanie Plum character and wanted to give readers another funny, strong-willed heroine and wacky cast of supporting characters to follow.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Katherine Heigl
From the Book: "He's a visiting professor from Yugoslavia," she explained. "You'll be working out of his hotel. A nice one. He's a little eccentric, but we've worked with him before. And he pays well."
I was, of course, between gigs and it sounded easy enough. Show up at ten a.m., work until four typing a manuscript--piece of cake, right?
A little bit about me. I live in Annapolis, Maryland, but I'm originally from a little town in southern Delaware. I had just turned thirty, no man in the picture unless you count my dog, Max, and, according to most of my family, no actual career. I'm freakishly tall, with long straight blond hair and blue eyes. I might be described as having a willowy kind of elegance if I weren't so clumsy. Think one part Grace Kelly and two parts Lucille Ball.
Anyway, back to the vampire . . . .
This book is free 5/11-5/13.
Christina wrote her first novel, a time-travel romance, more than twenty years ago. Life and career took over until she found her way back to fiction writing through the unlikely avenue of metastatic breast cancer. Among other business and education credentials, she holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. Christina, her husband, Jim, and their two children live in Dover, Delaware with the family sidekick, Max the Wonder Dog.
Editor's Note: We've found a cozy paranormal mystery that had us wanting more. It's a quick read but full of action and intrigue. So get it and see for yourself!
Loose Ends is spooky, funny, and left me wanting more!
Book Description: Mary O'Reilly, a former Chicago cop, has a secret - she can see dead people. As a private investigator, it's great skill to have when you're trying to find the bad guys. As a fairly new resident in the small town of Freeport, it can lead people to some incorrect and fairly outlandish conclusions. This time, when she's investigating the murders of five little girls by a serial killer, it can lead to her death.
Readers who love Dearly Departed in Deadwood, Ghost Whisperer, and A Hidden Witch will enjoy LOOSE ENDS.
Author's Inspiration: As a freelance writer for a local newspaper, I was given the assignment to write the feature article for the Halloween section. Imagine my surprise when I met with many people who had ghostly experiences of their own. Five years and hundreds of stories later, I knew it was time to write my own story.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Emma Stone
From the Book: She turned in her bed and looked up at him. He was dressed in gray, a Union soldier. His uniform was riddled with bullet holes and thick, red blood slowly seeped from each opening. But the blood dripping on her bed was not coming from those oozing apertures. No, the blood dripped from the stump where his head used to be.
Plunk. Plunk. Plunk.
She watched as the blood pooled on the comforter.
“Crap, this is going to stain!”
She closed her eyes for a moment and then pushed herself up in her bed.
“Look, I’ve just had a really bad day and I can’t deal with you tonight. Okay?”
He paused… and straightened. After contemplating her response for a moment, he shrugged his shoulders, turned and slowly shuffled out of the room.
“And try to keep your blood off the new tiles in the kitchen,” she called after him.
This book is free 5/10-5/14.
Terri Reid is the author of the Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries. An indie author, Reid uploaded her first book “Loose Ends” in August 2010. By the end of 2012, “Loose Ends” had sold over 82,000 copies and, has consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten book in Amazon’s ranking of Ghost Stories in the Book/Literature & Fiction/Genre Fiction/Horror/Ghosts section and in the same area in the Kindle eBooks section. She has nine other books in the Mary O’Reilly Series and has enjoyed Top Rated and Hot New Release status for many of them in the Women Sleuths category through Amazon US. Her books have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and are also now also available in print and audio versions.
Reid has been quoted in a number of books about the self-publishing industry including “Let’s Get Digital” by David Gaughran and “Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-Published Authors” by Claire and Tim Ridgway. She was also honored to have some of her works included in A. J. Abbiati’s book “The NORTAV Method for Writers – The Secrets to Constructing Prose Like the Pros.” She has also had the distinct privilege of guest blogging for Joe Konrath.
Reid is from Northwest Illinois, near the town of Freeport, the home of her fictional characters. Her background is in marketing and public relations. She is married, is the mother of seven children and the grandmother of eleven. Her constant writing companions are Riley, a Bernese Mountain Dog-Golden Retriever mix; Hans, a German Shepard mix; and McDuff, a Siamese cat.
I live in an old farmhouse on five acres of rolling land. The house is about 150 years old and has a great history of its own. We've recently converted the walk-up attic to my personal office space. I love it because it reminds me of a place one of my favorite characters - Jo Marsh from "Little Women" - would hang out. Depending on what scene I'm writing, I will listen to Celtic music, New Age Music or good old Rock and Roll.
Author Website: www.terrireid.comhttp://www.terrireid.com/