Monday, November 12, 2012

One hot Goodreads Giveaway

You know what?  My Lorraine name has been in print for almost two years.  Well, you wouldn't know it by my website hits.  And that's why I spent the last week talking with my web designer.  We did an overhaul, and you can see the results here:
Go on, take a look -- then come back and tell me what you think.

One_Hot_Murder174-smAnd in another effort to get the Lorraine name out there, I'm participating in a book giveaway over at Goodreads.  I'm giving away TWELVE advance review copies of ONE HOT MURDER:

Katie Bonner, the reluctant manager of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square, is no stranger to ambivalence ambivalence. Things have been going hot and heavy with pizza maker Andy Rust—so much so that Katie has moved in over his pizza parlor. But now that summer’s ushered in a heat wave, an apartment above pizza ovens without an air conditioner is making Katie hot and bothered.

At the height of the heat wave, a tragic fire strikes Victoria Square. Wood U, a small store selling wooden gifts and small furniture, is destroyed. But the fire may just be a smokescreen—for murder. Because a body is found among the charred wreckage—and the victim didn’t die from smoke inhalation. He was shot. Now—despite making Detective Ray Davenport hot under the collar—Katie is determined to smoke out a cold-hearted killer…

How do you enter?  If you're a member of Goodreads, you log in and click on the link for the book.  They also ask that you add the book to your to-be-read list. 

What's the point of all this?  To get my name out there.  A lot of cozy readers still don't know that Lorraine and Lorna are the same.  A lot of my L.L. Bartlett readers don't even know about Lorraine or Lorna.  I want them to know all three names.

I'll be updating my Lorna Barrett site in the next couple of weeks, and getting new Facebook banners.

Stay tuned!


  1. Can I ask why you write under three different names?

    Is it because the themes/genres of the books are so different that they warrant/need different names?

    I just thought that if you want readers to know about all of your books, then writing under just one name (whichever is the most popular!) would solve that problem.
    But that may just be a naive idea on my part, since I don't know anything about writing!

  2. My 3rd agent suggested I use initials for my Jeff Resnick mysteries because men don't like buying books written buy women. Boy, was she right. But that's changing thanks to e readers. When I accepted the contract for the Booktown Mysteries I was asked to take a pseudonym. I had already written as both Lorraine and L.L. Bartlett. Would I have done it differently if I could? You bet. There's no going back now.

    1. Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Thanks for your reply.

  3. I like what you have done. I am already a fan of all your names!

  4. Your new website is beautiful, Lorraine, I love it!

    Haha, I had to laugh at your publisher's statement that men don't buy books written by women, but they buy them now for their e-readers. Obviously they didn't want anyone to see the cover!

    Apparently I'm a robot because I keep getting the captcha wrong! LOL