Thursday, December 27, 2012

All kinds of holiday deals!

The Kindle ebook version on my debut novel, Storm Surge, being offered for free on Amazon through Dec. 30. Click here to download Storm Surge on Amazon for FREE!

But there's another great deal I need to let you know about! Tales from the Mist is being offered for $0.99 through the end of the month, along with a number of other books in the Indie Book Festival.

More about Tales from the Mist:

A team of authors compiled an anthology, Tales from the Mist, that will take you on a journey into the dark world of the paranormal. These twelve stories vary in their degree of horror, yet all reach across the boundaries of their genres into the chilling realms of the macabre. Witches, ghosts, shape-shifters and vampire rats are some of the creatures that reign within these pages. Authors included are: Scott Nicholson, Rhonda Hopkins, Marty Young, Cate Dean, Tamara Ward, Meredith Bond, Catie Rhodes, Greg Carrico, Mitzi Flyte, Natalie G. Owens, *lizzie starr and Stacey Joy Netzel.

My short story Jade O'Reilly and the Graveyard Shift is included in the anthology. In the story, private investigator Jade O'Reilly finds herself on security-guard duty at a supposedly haunted historic mansion on Halloween night. She doesn't believe in the rumors that say the house is cursed; she doesn't believe in ghosts. Will she by the end of her shift?

"To have a collection assembled by such a talented group of authors makes this THE anthology to own if you are a fan of horror."
-TW Brown, author of Dead: The Ugly Beginning

Buy Tales from the Mist
For Kindle from Amazon
For Nook from B&N
On Smashwords
On Kobo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Free for 5 days: the novel that began it all!

The Kindle ebook version of my debut mystery novel, Storm Surge, is now free (through Dec. 30) on Amazon. If you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the free ebook, and a free ap allowing you to read the book on your computer or smart phone.

Here's the link to the free ebook:

So many people and businesses have helped me get the word out about the free promotion. To name a few:

Free Kindle Books and Tips Blog on Facebook, on Twitter and on Pinterest

Must Read Mysteries on Facebook

The WG2E Street Team, a group of authors associated with the Writer's Guide to E-Publishing website

And, of course, my publisher Shiloh at Peak City Publishing whose guest blog post was on Ereader News Today.

Please download the free ebook. If you read it and enjoy it, I'd love to hear from you. And, of course, I always appreciate a good review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

Sometimes, contemplating the history of the world, all the awful things we humans do to each other and in such magnitude, the horror of the evils us humans can and do accomplish - the atrocities we've done at our own hands or allowed to add up staggeringly by turning our backs - the evils astound me. In the wake of the recent tragedy, I find myself asking the same questions. How? Why?

But just as I know I'll never find an answer that allows me to fully comprehend God's reasons for allowing the recent tragedy, at least not on this side of heaven, I know that God holds us all in His hands. And that is why, perhaps not with a whole heart, but with the firmest of foundations within its chambers, I can wish you a Merry Christmas.

I know it's not a Christmas hymn, but here are some words from one of my husband's favorite hymns that resound with me now. They're from "This is My Father's World" and in the third verse.

"This is my Father's world, O let me ne'er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father's world: The battle is not done;
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth and heav'n be one."

The battle is not done, but the battle is the Lord's. And one day, God's kingdom will fully come.

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 10, 2012

It's a Holiday Ebook Extravaganza!

Every so often, a group of writers with the WG2E (that's Writer's Guide to E-Publishing) gets together for an event. And Dec. 11-12, we're having a Holiday Ebook Extravaganza.

On Dec. 11, we're featuring a bunch of great holiday reads. My latest short story release, Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas is included.

Dec. 12, we're featuring a bunch of reads that provide a fantastic escape from the holidays, as well as great gifts.

Check out the Holiday Ebook Extravaganza at, and stock up on some great reads!

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Christmas mystery

Just in time for Christmas, I've published the latest Jade O'Reilly adventure!

Jade O'Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas
is an ebook available for $0.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwords, and Kobo.

Private investigator Jade O’Reilly thought her worst Christmas dilemma involved finding the perfect gift for her significant other. That was before she agreed to help Agnes Sturgis, the crankiest old biddy in all of Sweetwater, NC. Every day, for the twelve days leading up to Christmas, Agnes wakes up to a yard filled with Christmas decorations. But in Agnes’s opinion, “they’re not decorations; they’re property damage!”

Finding the person responsible for the scenes of yuletide merriment that Agnes demolishes every morning is not easy. With stealth and skill that rival Santa’s elves, the decorator strikes Agnes’s yard and eludes Jade and her surveillance equipment. Will Jade catch the decorator before Christmas morning?

This Sweetwater Short story is about 50 pages in length.