Freebie Friday — Sample Summer Reads

Would you like to check out six (6) great mystery series in one place in one neat package? My publisher Henery Press would like to oblige. Hot off the digital presses is a new Summer Sampler with the opening chapters of books currently on preorder and to be released in the next couple of months. Henery Press is making the first 10 percent or so of each book available in this digital sampler for free.

Because the booksellers don’t offer samples while books are on preorder, this may be your only opportunity to get a peek at these upcoming titles ahead of release day, and have them waiting in your mailbox or on your ereader the day they go live. Based on the length of the FATAL FORGERIES portion (yes, I’ve already download a copy on my Kindle–I want to read everyone else’s books too!) the excerpts run somewhere around 10% or a little better for each–depending on the chapter lengths each author employs. And there are quick buy links at the end of the excerpts. Handy, handy!

So what are these titles? I’m glad you asked 🙂

The Summer Sampler selections run in order from the soonest release day to the farthest. In order of appearance, you’ll read —

Alice Loweecey with Giulia Driscoll Mystery #4, The Clock Struck Nun

Ritter Ames with the Bodies of Art Mystery #4,  Fatal Forgeries   

Wendy Tyson with Allison Campbell Mystery #4, Fatal Facade      

Susan M. Boyer with Liz Talbot Mystery #6, Lowcountry Bonfire

Alexia Gordon with Gethsemane Brown Mystery #2, Death in D Minor

Nancy Cole Silverman with Carol Childs Mystery #4, Room for Doubt

To get this fun Summer Sampler, just go to https://www.henerypress.com/early-birds and sign up. In a short time you’ll receive instructions in your email inbox with a link to download the sampler to your ereader, tablet, or laptop. How great is that, right?

But hurry! This exclusive Henery Press offer won’t be available for long!

 

 

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Travel Tuesday, Anyone? Bring Your Own Armchair

One of the best things about being a mystery author is brainstorming new stories and settings. I love that I can “virtually” hang around London most days as I write, and have my characters hop a fictional plane at any moment to go to France, Italy, Spain–or wherever. My friend Eleanor was “literally” hanging out in England last week and sharing pictures of her trip on her FB page, and giving me some fun new things to think about as I work up future Bodies of Art books.

That’s the beauty of writing about characters who use their passports on an almost daily basis, all the time I spend reading my friends’ FB pages that show their travel shots counts as research, too. But that’s not all.

If you like your mysteries with an international flair, consider joining me and four other fun mystery authors (including the afore mentioned Eleanor) at a new Facebook group we’re starting called Passport Ready Writers. The page doesn’t officially open until June 1st, but here’s the link if you want to check it out, and click the JOIN button to be ready on day 1:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/PassportReadyWritersReaders/

What’s the connection? All of us write fiction that globe trots, and we want to connect with readers who want to know behind the scenes info and why we write what we do. The five of us don’t just put our characters in danger, we make sure they’re in great settings while they run for their lives or catch a murderer. So, do you like mysteries with English tea and scones, overlooking the pyramids, or in a gondola on an Italian canal? Or fast-paced plots with more twists than a Grand Prix at Monte Carlo? How about likeable characters and lively conversation? If so, grab your virtual passport and join us as we cross borders and solve murders. After all, crime doesn’t require a visa.