What’s New and Free Wednesday Edition–

If you want to read the early chapters of BRONZED BETRAYALS while it’s still in preorder, just stop by Wattpad ahead of the title’s release date. This week, I’ve added an excerpt of Chapter One on Wattpad, and in the coming weeks I’ll be adding Chapter Two and Chapter Three. Stop by and see what kind of trouble Laurel and the gang get into this time. BRONZED BETRAYALS on Wattpad

 

 

 

 

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An Artistic Approach to My Personal Word Doodling

I’ve often said that I don’t always know what I think about anything until I write about it. Oh sure, I talk a good game, but there’s something about sitting down with paper and pen or balancing a laptop on my lap that allows my thoughts, feelings, fears, frustrations, joys, and–yes–a little intelligence to finally seem to coalesce in the way I truly need it to. I doodle with words, there isn’t any other way to describe it, and those doodled words help me understand everything much better. But I’ve found as I wait for all my thoughts to come together, I tend to doodle with pen and ink as well–drawing (badly) and shading in different shapes and angles. But I’m no artist, and I need all the help I can get.

Last year, I received a daily devotional book created by S.E. Foster that I posted about on one of my Facebook pages. This gifted artist not only created a daily devotional book for people like me to write in, with prompts to use as springboards to inner thoughts but as a bonus, the book also included images to color–to let the inner creative out in another way. I truly enjoyed taking my own meditative moment each day to stop and breathe and write about what I personally needed to say to myself. Some of it was slightly religious, a little of it was decidedly humorous, but all of it was deeply personal to me and my life. None of what I wrote would mean much to anyone else–but it was what I needed to hear myself say through ink on the page. 

So when I discovered S.E. Foster just published her second book, I ordered a copy, and Amazon notified me this afternoon that it and the other item I ordered at the time of purchase have been shipped. I have a feeling a lot of my Christmas shopping will be completed early this year, as I plan to give copies of this book to several people on my list. But everyone better keep their hands off mine–my ink pen is ready and my colored pencils are on hand for backup!

If you’d like to check out this new release for yourself, here’s the Amazon Link

 

 

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Marked Masters — 99¢ through 5/3 in a Kindle Countdown Deal!

 

My publisher, Henery Press, discounted MARKED MASTERS to 99¢ this week in a Kindle Countdown Deal. Henery has only offered this book at this discounted price one other time. So if you haven’t read the book yet, or been waiting for another sale, grab this 99¢ offer while you can. The bargain price disappears in a few days!

Click Here to Buy Marked Masters on the Kindle Countdown Deal

Freebie Friday Over on My FB Page!

Hey, everyone, my friend Larissa Reinhart has a terrific new book in a terrific new series. The Cupid Caper is the perfect book to escape into (which I’ve been doing this particularly trying week), and it’s perfect for a Friday Giveaway. I have 5 Kindle copies I’ll be giving to 5 lucky readers. Just head  My Facebook Author Page to  comment  with your favorite sleuthing duos–from books, movies, or television–and you’ll be entered to win. The winners will be drawn at 10:30 EDT tonight and I’ll post the winners on my FB Page. Good luck!

Giveaway Friday & Last Day for Sale

Today is the last day COUNTERFEIT CONSPIRACIES is on sale for only 99¢. This is a Countdown Deal, so it’s Kindle format only, but I love when readers can save nearly 70% on my titles. But if you want a copy–or you know a friend who would like to read it at a bargain–grab it now, because in less than 15 hours it’s going to be back to regular price (that’s one of the benefits of the Countdown Deal, they tell you to the second when the book goes back to original pricing). Here’s the link to the book if you want a copy   http://smarturl.it/CC99

But that’s not all, yesterday I took on the mighty challenge of taste testing the three new M&M crunch flavor varieties. While I technically loved them all, I decided I needed some help from my characters, and Laurel Beacham immediately voted for the espresso. To tie in with the 99¢ Countdown Deal that ends today on Counterfeit Conspiracies, I’m giving away 5 packages of M&M Crunchy Espresso flavor over on my Facebook Author page–one package for each of five winners. If you’d like to enter (U.S. only) click this link to get to my FB page and look for the post pinned at the top of the page   https://www.facebook.com/RitterAmesBooks/ . Leave a comment to enter. And be sure to Like my page so you’ll be notified if you’re one of the winners. Good luck!

Free & Bargain Book Friday–Big Mystery Sale This Weekend!

*****   This Event is over, but Organized for Scheduled Sabotage is still on sale until Feb. 7th at all booksellers. To find the buy links for each bookseller, Click Here   *****

All the books listed below are mysteries bargain-priced this weekend–from FREE to 99¢! And most are available on all bookseller platforms. No need to sign up for authors’ newsletters–just scoop up the bargain books you’d like to read. The books range from cozy mystery to edgier thrillers (yep, my author pals Larissa Reinhart & Linda Crowder books are in this grouping too). But don’t click the covers below–they’re just static pictures for this blog. Instead, Click Here to go to the event page and click on the cover(s) of the book(s) you want more info on. You’ll be taken to each Book’s Page for details about each title and the quick & easy bookseller links. You can also sign up on the event page for a chance to win a $50 gift card–that will also automatically subscribe you to receive My Book Cave daily sale emails.

Happy Reading!

Cover for Organized for Scheduled Sabotage

Organized for Scheduled Sabotage
by Ritter Ames
$3.99$0.99

Cover for Portrait of a Dead Guy

Portrait of a Dead Guy
by Larissa Reinhart
$0.99
Cover for First Touch
First Touch
by Teyla Branton
FREE

Cover for Sign Off

Sign Off
by Patricia McLinn
$4.99FREE

Cover for Tales from Harborsmouth

Tales from Harborsmouth
by E.J. Stevens
$4.99$0.99

Cover for Trouble at the Red Pueblo

Trouble at the Red Pueblo
by Liz Adair
$4.99FREE

Cover for One Night in Tehran

One Night in Tehran
by Luana Ehrlich
$0.99

Cover for Three Tequilas

Three Tequilas
by Tricia O’Malley
$3.99$0.99

Cover for Voice in the Wilderness

Voice in the Wilderness
by H. L. Wegley
$0.99

Cover for The Case Of The Disappearing Corpses

The Case Of The Disappearing Corpses
by Alan Hardy
$0.99

Cover for Relative Evil

Relative Evil
by Debra Erfert
$5.99$0.99

Cover for Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis
by Debbi Mack
$0.99

Cover for The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet

The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet
by Jacqueline Diamond
$3.99$0.99

Cover for Case: 0

Case: 0
by May Freighter
$0.99

Cover for Justice for Katie

Justice for Katie
by Linda Crowder
$2.99FREE

Cover for False Identity

False Identity
by Jennifer Youngblood
$2.99$0.99

Cover for The Forever Stone

The Forever Stone
by Gloria Repp
$3.99$0.99

Cover for A Very Private Grave

A Very Private Grave
by Donna Fletcher Crow
$2.99$0.99

Cover for The Irish Inheritance

The Irish Inheritance
by M J Lee
$3.99$0.99

Cover for Southsiders - That's All Right

Southsiders – That’s All Right
by Nigel Bird
FREE

Cover for Texas Troubles

Texas Troubles
by N.C. Lewis
$2.99$0.99

Cover for The Stationmaster's Cottage

The Stationmaster’s Cottage
by Phillipa Nefri Clark
$1.99$0.99