What’s New, Free, and a Bargain Wednesday!

Hey, gang, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I know. I’ve been revising the 2nd book in the Frugal Lissa Mysteries series and will put it up for preorder soon–my designer is working on the book cover, so there will be a reveal on that in the coming weeks too.

My dog Honey has been excited by this series, too, since she’s my canine co-author and the model for the blonde Labrador retriever in the mysteries. And boy, does that dog have a nose for finding murders! You can spot her busy tail in the lower right corner of the cover.

In the meantime, the first book in the series, Frugal Lissa Finds a Body, is available now in preorder at all booksellers (YAY!) and even better, it’s preorder price right now is half-off the regular sale price! The book will go to $3.99 at release. So, if you want a bargain, grab a copy before the special pricing disappears!

I’ve had so much fun writing this series. It’s all in my main character, Melissa (Lissa) Eller’s, point of view, and she doesn’t pull any punches about anything. She’s a stay at home mom with a globe-trotting husband, and their two young sons keep her life grounded and full of challenges & humor. But because the household money doesn’t come in as regularly as if her hubby had a regular 8 to 5 job, Lissa found she must “recycle every copper penny until it’s as thin as aluminum foil.” She accomplishes that feat by staying up on every money-saving reward, rebate, and resale opportunity, as well as grabbing loss-leader and coupon bargains when she sees them. To help other families in the same budget boat, Lissa also blogs about how to save and “keep the jingle in your pocket.” She shares these same money-saving tips in the books, as well as family-friendly recipes that help keep the food budget down too. She has a real talent for spotting frugal options in life, and in this book learns she also has talent for unmasking murderers. Which is good, since the police had her fingered as suspect #1 in the murder.

If you’d like to read an excerpt of the book, check out the Frugal Lissa Finds a Body page on my website and scroll down to the black bar that says Click to Read an Excerpt. Click those words, and the first chapter will open up. That page also includes the links to all the booksellers, but if you’d like to just go straight to your favorite bookseller’s book page, here are all the links —

Amazon — http://www.amazon.com/Frugal-Lissa-Finds-Body-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07Q5LNZBJ

B&N — https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131193561?ean=2940156462230

Kobo — https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/frugal-lissa-finds-a-body

Apple Store — https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/frugal-lissa-finds-a-body/id1459309161?mt=11

Hope everyone has a wonderful and frugal week! 

Happy April 1st! I Love April Fool’s Day! So many laughs, so many smiles. Okay, yes, I like a little practical joking in my life.

To celebrate, ORGANIZED FOR SCHEDULED SABOTAGE is on sale today at only 99 cents! No Foolin’!

Feel free to tell your friends because this is one April Fool’s Day announcement that is truly TRUE. No Foolin’.

But it will go back to full price overnight, so hurry! Here’s the link –  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074MJJBWV

Looking for Spring Reading Bargains?

There are a lot of saving opportunities to mystery readers this weekend, with me and my friends offering free and 99¢ books for your spring reading. At http://stephaniedamore.com/mystery-sale/ you’ll find nearly two dozen Fun & Flirty Mystery titles that are all 99¢ this weekend only. Big savings, and a lot of fun authors and series.

Find over 90 books either free or 99¢ this weekend at–   https://writeravamallory.wixsite.com/avamallory/mystery-promos

You’ll find my Organized for Homicide on sale for 99¢ at both sites, and a lot of my friends, including two by Julie Moffett, No Money Down & White Knights and a box set by Maria Grazia Swan, 3 Books in the Mina’s Adventures series — and many, many more.

Not in either of these particular sales, but a great deal nonetheless, is a 5-Book Box Set of Trouble, the Black Cat Detective, specially priced right now at only $1.99. That’s an almost $18 savings over the full price of these books. You can find that bargain here —

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DN2QRPH

What’s New & Free & a Bargain Wednesday!

I’m trying to finish three manuscripts by summer, get the newly polished up print versions of the Organized Mysteries proofed and back up for sale, and keep Honey’s tug-of-war-play addiction satisfied. So, I’ve been away from blogging for awhile. Today, however, I’m back with impulse buys and goodies I’ve run across lately that I thought y’all might be interested in. Enjoy! Read more…

What’s New and Free Wednesday–New Website Edition

Happy Wednesday, everyone, and welcome to my new revamped website. I spent the last couple of weeks working with a fabulous website designer who gave my URL the full Elizabeth Arden treatment. What do you think of the new look? When you have a minute, feel free to check out the other pages using the top of page links and the Explore the Site links in the right column. And you can always return to my home page by clicking “Ritter Ames Mysteries” in the top left corner of the banner. That shortcut works on every page on this site. Read more…

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!

 

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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! Read more…

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. Read more…