Happy New Year Giveaway!

To celebrate the New Year, I’m giving away a signed copy of ABSTRACT ALIASES on my Facebook Author page at https://www.facebook.com/RitterAmesBooks/. If you get a minute, come by and enter. Contest runs through New Year’s Day.

Hope you have the Happiest of New Years!

 

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What’s New, What’s Free & What’s a Bargain Wednesday–Last 2018 edition

I hope everyone has enjoyed a marvelous and re-energizing holiday season. It’s definitely been a busy one around my household. And now that we’re winding things up for 2018, I wanted to jump in and mention a few freebie books and bargains I’ve noticed going on right now to help anyone load up a new gift Kindle or spend that bookseller gift card while you have the chance. I Love Spending Holiday Gift Cards–don’t you? So, in my aim to help, here are a few specials my friends and I are offering before New Year’s Day.

First, I gave away a new Bodies of Art Christmas story to my newsletter subscribers earlier in the week. If you’re a subscriber, and you didn’t see a newsletter land in your inbox on Christmas Eve, please check your Spam and/or Trash folders for the mailing. Hope you enjoy it!

 

Next, if you like my Bodies of Art Mystery series and haven’t yet tried Julie Moffett‘s Lexi Carmichael Mysteries, here’s the perfect opportunity to start it at a bargain price. Book #1, No One Lives Twice is on sale for $1.99 in the Amazon US store. Here’s the link: mybook.to/NOLT

Also HQN put on the first bookset in the series on sale for $7.99. That’s for three full-length books and a novella. Here’s that book link:mybook.to/Lexiboxset1to3

 

And if you’re a fan of cozy mysteries and haven’t yet read my Organized for Homicide, you can get that book right now for 99¢ (or the equivalent price in countries outside the US). The price will be going up soon, so grab your copy while you can save $4 🙂 Here are the universal links for all the booksellers–

 

As a side note, the Organized Mysteries will be available again in print soon. The trade paper edition was taken offline recently for a formatting facelift, but the titles will be back and better than ever in early 2019!

 

Fourth bargain for the day, Carolyn Ridder Asperson’s second paranormal psychic medium mystery book is FREE now. This is a fun book about a psychic medium who loses her gift and is hounded by a spirit she thinks is her mother trying to communicate with her. The main character is also helping her best friend Mel prove her husband is having an affair. But, as always, things aren’t always as they seem. Here’s that link:  http://bit.ly/unbreakablebonds

 

One of my favorite new series is the Ellie Kent mysteries by Alice K. Boatwright, and her Christmas title, What Child is This? is currently sale priced at 99¢. This is the second book in the series, but it is actually the first one I read–then I went back and bought book one after I enjoyed the second so much. So have no fears about reading the series out of order. Just enjoy the Cotswold location and the likeable characters. The main character, Ellie, is an American from the San Francisco area, who marries an English vicar, so the story lets readers get acclimated to her new home and neighbors at the same time Ellie does. Here’s the Amazon link —  http://www.amazon.com/What-Child-This-Ellie-Mystery-ebook/dp/B077HFWH1W

 

A classic on sale now is Agatha Christie’s Crooked House. Amazon has it available now at $1.99. I’ve read everything Dame Agatha ever wrote, but now that more and more mysteries are getting re-released on Kindle, I’m enjoying the rereading of the titles as much as I liked reading them the first time. Here’s the link–

Amazon — http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CL8CN4

 

 

 

Here’s one I’m not sure how I missed–because I always enjoy Charlaine Harris, and thought I’d tried all her series–but I intend to rectify that omission shortly and read this title next weekend. Now only $1.99, Shakespeare’s Landlord is the first book in the Lily Bard Mystery series and takes place in the small town of Shakespeare. I can’t wait to start reading it! Here’s the Amazon link —  http://www.amazon.com/Shakespeares-Landlord-Lily-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0018E7HF4E

 

Hope you have lots of wonderful reading in your future and new titles and authors to share in the coming year. Be sure to mention any favorites in the comments, as we readers love to hear about new to us authors and their books! Happy Holidays and Joyous New Year to all!

 

Sunday Last Day Sales

Lovely sale on mysteries this weekend–nothing over 99¢–but it ends today. Grab a bargain if you’re in the mood for some fall reading. Then grab a cuppa and dive into the story. But this is the last day for these books to be on sale, so don’t miss them! Just Click Here then when you get to the sale page just click the covers you like. Easy peasy! There are more than 30 books available from 30+ mystery authors. Happy Reading!

 

Flash Friday Fiction News!

Besides my running a 99¢ Flash Sale on Organized for Homicide right now, I just learned a couple of my friends also have Flash Sale books running at the moment for me to share with you.

Larissa Reinhart has a 99¢ Flash Sale going on 15 Minutes , the first book in her Maizie Albright Star Detective series. These books are personal favorites of mine, and I twist her arm to let me read them first each time. Click the title above to shoot over to the link to buy at any bookseller.

And for the next fun Flash Sale, even the author did not know about this one. Carolyn Haines just posted that her publisher is running Wishbones, book 8 in the Sarah Booth Delaney series for only $2.99. I read this book years ago in hardback, but decided to get a handy Kindle version at this price. A trip to Zinnea, Mississippi to see Sarah Booth and the gang is always a treat.

 

I do not know how long these deals will last so grab the bargains while you can. Happy Reading.

Time for Thursday Thoughts, Boughts, and Things Going On–

Hey there! Hope everyone is settling into the changing seasons. I know I’ve been enjoying the return of long sleeves to my wardrobe, and I have a fun new hoodie I just love. I’ve also ordered a gorgeous new scarf that I’ll try to remember to post when it arrives. I love autumn in America!

Speaking of fall, have you been enjoying the new television season? I recently subscribed to BritBox, and I am finding SO MANY shows I hadn’t seen before and love! That’s another “new bought” for me, along with a recent release from Nancy Atherton–I just cannot get enough Aunt Dimity and Reginald!

If you’ve liked My FB Author Page keep an eye on there and/or on your FB notifications tomorrow so you won’t miss out on another fun giveaway I have planned. For now, I’ll keep the details a surprise, but there will be multiple winners for Kindle ebook copies of a title in a wonderful series by one of my favorite author friends. So watch for it on My FB Author Page.

I’m currently putting a final polish on the manuscript for the next Bodies of Art Mystery, due out in 2019, and doing the same to the final version of the first Frugal Lissa mystery that comes out in a few weeks. But for fans of my Organized Mysteries series–or for cozy readers who’ve been meaning to try the books–the second book in the Organized Mysteries series, Organized for Homicide, is bargain priced at 99¢ At All Booksellers until the weekend —

The Organized Mysteries are each written as standalone stories, so you don’t have to have read the first to enjoy the second one. This time around, Kate & Meg are hired to plan the cross-country move of an executive father and his children–until the organizing duo finds a dead body and realize they have to make sure the murder is solved before a young woman’s future is ruined. Things get more challenging when Kate realizes the murderer is keeping tabs on her. Like the other books in the series, Kate shares organizing tips and timesaving recipes.

So what do reviewers and bloggers say? Here’s one–

“If you enjoy cozy type mysteries, I think you’ll enjoy this light fast read.” 
~ Murder Most Cozy

And for your convenience, here are the bookseller buy links if you’d like to purchase or want more information.

Buy Kindle edition at Amazon

Buy the Nook edition at Barnes and Noble

Buy the Kobo edition

Buy the iBooks edition from the Apple Store

Happy Reading, Everyone!

Friday Giveaway–YAY!

Check out the pinned post on my FB Author Page for a chance to win one of five copies of Carolyn Haines’s CLACKING BONES that I’ll give away tomorrow. This is a fabulous Sarah Booth Delaney short mystery with a terrifically creepy Halloween feel. Love this story! If you’re ready for a Halloween read and want to win a copy, CLICK HERE! to go to my FB Author Page and leave a comment telling your favorite thing about Halloween. That’s all–do that and you’re entered. I’ll take names through tomorrow morning, and my neighbor’s granddaughter will be by to pick the winners. Be sure to Like my FB Author page if you want to receive a notification when the winners’ names are drawn.

Good luck–and BOO!

 

What’s New Wednesday?

In the last few weeks, I’ve been polishing and adding new content to Organized for Masked Motives, which first appeared in the Halloween Anthology, Midnight Mysteries. The anthology was only available in fall 2016 & 2017 and is now completely off-sale, never to return again in that format. It was fun getting this title ready as an individual release because I could lengthen it a bit and give it the kind of extra content always included in the rest of my Organized Mysteries series–something I couldn’t do with the anthology.

This time, Kate & Meg are up to their costumed necks in trouble on Halloween, when they find ghosts, ghouls and witches are not the only ones to beware of on fright night. But our dynamic organizing duo are on the case, as they multitask their normal mix of mom chores and business scores, all with volunteering at a school carnival in the same week. Oh, and doing a little crime solving too.

This is the lovely cover of Organized for Masked Motives, and I think my designer hit a home run. There’s no murder this time, but there is a crime–so no blood on the cover. Organized for Masked Motives hit booksellers’ pages yesterday evening, and will be on sale for only 99¢ everywhere for a limited time. Then the book heads into Kindle Unlimited for a while and the price goes up to $1.99. So, if you want the bargain or you want a format other than Kindle, please purchase your copy soon, as I always want happy readers 🙂

Here are the links if you’d like to learn more about this title or want to purchase a copy —

Amazon link — http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8P4P8T
Link to Kobo, iTunes & BN — https://www.books2read.com/u/4NGWZ9

Happy fall, y’all!