Freebie & Bargain Fridays–Holiday Edition

Is everyone getting busy? No matter how busy we are, it’s important we find ways to relax in the middle of the rush. Personally, my favorite way is to kick back, put my feet up on my ottoman (or snuggled under a warm comforter) and read. Especially seasonal reads that writers have put out especially for the holidays and at a savings, to thank me for being a reader or to gift new readers so they can try new series at a discount–or free. I’ll start by tooting my own horn since I added a free Bodies of Art Christmas story featuring Laurel Beacham & Jack Hawkes. Laurel does a little crime thwarting on Oxford Street in London in her own inimitable way. Short and seasonal. You can Read it Here. Next, here’s a reader extravaganza, with some of your favorite cozy mystery authors either giving away or discounting about 70 books Read more…

Bodies of Art Outtakes & Peeks

Do you love outtakes as much as I do? One of the things about being an author is I write a lot of scenes that don’t always appear in their original title. Case in point: I received ARCs this week for Abstract Aliases, the third book in the Bodies of Art Mysteries series, and it starts with Laurel & Jack at a New Years Event. But originally, I was going to set the story around Halloween. I wrote up some really fun scenes, had an exciting phone call scene in particular that set up some scary potential, then I decided I needed to give a time break between books 2 & 3, so it made for a more natural investigation, and the story wasn’t bogged down in a lot of day to day activity that could be summarized much quicker if I did a time shift. But I still had Read more…

What’s New and Free Wednesday?

Am just making a brief stop today as I am knee-deep in marketing tasks and edits on a summer short story and the content edits for Abstract Aliases, book three in the Bodies of Art series. But I have a free short story to report on at the moment. Tonya Kappes is getting everyone ready for Valentine’s Day by offering Color Me Love (an Olivia Davis paranormal mini-mystery) right now. Don’t know for sure how long this mini-mystery is free, so grab a copy while you can 🙂