Friday, August 23, 2013

Can you say contest?

Come one, come all! The prize is a sweet $50 ebook retailer gift card and the process is super easy. 

On the whole, I'm not someone who can resist easy pickings like this myself, so it wasn't hard to jump in with both feet--especially when I'm hanging out with Jill Metcalf, Doranna Durgin, Victoria Abbott, Evelyn David, Virginia Henley, Dana Marton, Kelly McClymer and Maureen Child!

1. Check out the rafflecopter entry link

2. Head for

3. Register, and friend/like (or not) as many pages as you feel like in order to get extra entries;

4. Confirm your registration via the rafflecopter widget!

The contest is open through 9/2! 

Hope you win!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Swans not swimming!

So there we were driving down one of the back roads and came upon this jolly little family.


I was a bit concerned, because I'd heard that swans will charge if they feel their babies are in danger, but this Mom (or Dad) didn't seem to mind us taking a few pictures.


Will there be swans in one of my upcoming books?  (You better believe it!)

Friday, August 16, 2013

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I'm absolutely thrilled to annouce that the Kindle edition of DARK WATERS, the next book in the Jeff Resnick Mystery series, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.  (The book will be released on October 1st. And fear not--the Trade Paperback edition will be available for pre-order in the next few days.)

I feel extremely lucky that Amazon offered me this exciting opportunity.  Pre-orders are what make or break a book in terms of bestsellers list.  Will I hit one of lists because of it?  Probably not, but this will certainly help give the book a welcome boost.

And I'm going to tease you, too.  To see the blurb and the fantastic cover done by Pat Ryan Graphics (and let me tell you, it may be the very best cover I've ever had), you'll have to go visit Amazon.
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Then...come back here and tell me what you think.  (It's okay, the Amazon link above will open a new window so you don't even have to lose this one.)

All I can tell you is, I'm one very happy author.  And what would make me even happier is for you to pre-order and then read DARK WATERS.

P.S.  Several weeks from now you'll be able to pre-order for Smashwords, iTunes and Sony, too.
P.P.S.  The Amazon page says the book is only 4 pages long.  It's not -- but that's how long the placeholder file is.  This is the longest Jeff Resnick book so far.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hot off the press!

I love it when friends have a new book out. It's almost as much fun as ME having a new book out!
Today is Launch Day for my good friend (and fellow Cozy Chick Kate Collins. Can you believe, SEED NO EVIL is the14th book in the Flower Shop Mystery series?

It’s finally time to say, “I do!” As long as I can keep my mom
out of jail long enough to get her to the ceremony....

Seed no evilSomeone’s Biting Mad.

Abby Knight’s wedding is in less than two weeks, and everything is going wrong. The cooler in her flower shop is leaking, her neck has swollen to unnatural proportions, her groom is acting distant, and she still doesn’t know where she’s actually getting married!

But things go from bad to worse when the director of her favorite charity, Protecting Animal Rights, is murdered, and Abby’s mother becomes the main suspect. Abby’s wedding worries will have to wait until she—along with her fiancĂ©, Marco, and an adorable mutt named Seedy—can nose out who wanted the animal activist put to sleep. But they’ll have to sort through the long list of suspects quickly, or her mom may be tossed in the slammer before Abby tosses the bouquet....
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kindle ~ Nook
iTunes ~ Kobo ~ Books A Million

And a Shout Out for my Guppy pal Leslie Budewitz and her first published novel, Death Al Dente:

Death al denteThe town of Jewel Bay, Montana—known as a Food Lovers'' Village—is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare. So when Erin Murphy takes over her family's century-old general store, she turns it into a boutique market filled with local delicacies. But Erin's freshly booming business might go rotten when a former employee turns up dead…

Murphy's Mercantile, known as the Merc, has been a staple in Jewel Bay for over a hundred years. To celebrate their recent makeover as a gourmet food market, Erin has organized a town festival, Festa di Pasta, featuring the culinary goods of Jewel Bay's finest—including her mother Fresca's delicious Italian specialties.

But Erin's sweet success is soured when the shop's former manager, Claudette, is found dead behind the Merc on the Festa's opening night. With rival chef James Angelo stirring up rumors that Fresca's sauce recipes were stolen from Claudette, Erin's mother is under close scrutiny. Now Erin will have to hunt down some new suspects, or both her family and her store might wind up in hot water….

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kindle ~ Nook

Happy Reading!