Monday, January 26, 2015

Live and soon to be live ....

Ever since I returned from the Ninc conference in late October, I've been hustling my butt working on a number of projects, some of which are now live and some that are still in the works. (I'll talk about that more in a week or so.)

LIVE -- FROM NEW YORK (okay, Rochester NY) IT'S ....

Cheated_by_death-smCheated By Death in audio!
(Jeff Resnick Mystery #4)

I've got a fabulous new narrator, Steven Barnett, and I'm hoping that we can re-record the earlier books in the series so that Steven will be the voice of Jeff Resnick.

Audible US  |  Audible UK  | Amazon  |  iTunes

To read more about the book, click this link to my website.

As I mentioned last week, BOUND BY SUGGESTION (Jeff Resnick Mystery #5) is also now available in audio.  OMG -- I'm thrilled with Steven's performance. It sure had me on the edge of my seat, and I wrote it!

And out as paperbacks ...

Evolution-SMEvolution: Jeff Resnick's Backstory
There's something about this book that haunts me. I think I've read it six times in the last month. I keep going back to it, and I don't usually go back and read my own stuff. (Although I do like to listen to it on audio in the car.) Maybe it's the whole "coming of age" aspect of the stories.

Not only is the book now available as a trade paperback, it'll soon be available in audio, too. (Again, performed by Steven Barnett.)  I'll let you know when that happens.  So far I've confined distribution to just Amazon because the paperbacks don't sell as well as the ebooks and there are costs associated with distribution (like being forced to not only give hefty discounts, but pay for returns--OUCH!).

To read more about the book, click this link to my website.

Trade Paperback
Kindle US  |  Kindle Worldwide  |  Kobo
Nook  | iBooks  |  Smashwords

I don't know why this book doesn't seem to resonate with readers. It sure resonates with me. Why?  I'm not sure. I just know it, and the second book in the series, JOURNEY, were a heck of a lot of fun to write. I really enjoyed the experience and I thought my readers might be willing to leave their comfort zones to give my character Amanda Shelton a try. But I live in hope.  The sales for Evolution have picked up since the paperback edition came out. I'm hoping Amanda will have the same kind of luck.

If the sales pick up, not only will I squeeze the next book into my writing schedule, but I'll release the series as audiobooks, too.

To read more about the book, click this link to my website.

Trade Paperback
Kindle US  |  Kindle Worldwide  |  Kobo
Nook  |  iBooks  |  Smashwords


SPOILER ALERT:  In the works? 

The audio edition of Jeff Resnick #6, Dark Waters.
The print edition of Tales of Telenia: JOURNEY
The audio editions of the first three Victoria Square Mysteries.
Booktown Mystery #10: (what I'm calling) A Not-So-Fond Farewell

Monday, January 19, 2015

A book to be proud of

Bartlett_BOUND_BY_SUGGESTION_audio-medMr. L has been teasing me for weeks, telling me that I pat myself on the back because I enjoy listening to my own stories as audiobooks.

In particular, I've been listening to the latest Jeff Resnick Mystery which is now available on audio, BOUND BY SUGGESTION.  I've had it since before Christmas and have listened to the complete story at least four times. I've listened to the last 5-6 chapters at least 8 or 9 times.


Because it turns out I wrote a pretty exciting book.
Not all audiobooks are good.  You have to find the right voice.  Example:  The narrator for the first audio edition of Murder on the Mind was ALL WRONG for Jeff, and even worse for Richard. (I never did make it past the first CD because I kept cringing.)

I found the right voice in an audio producer named Steven Barnett (who has also performed Cheated By Death). Steven makes the story leap out of the speakers! The voices of the characters are pretty much perfect, especially Jeff, Richard, and Brenda. (Yeah, he even does good women's voices!)
I am just so proud of the book, and especially this audio edition.  I hope my readers/listeners will be, too.

It's now available from:

Audible US  |  Audible UK  |  iTunes  |  Amazon

P.S.  Steven is already working on the next book in the series, Dark Waters, and will soon begin Evolution: Jeff Resnick's backstory.  I can't wait!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

On the horizon: CRYBABY

Some people give themselves expensive Christmas gifts.  Some just trinkets.  I think most people don't even give themselves a gift. When I give myself a Christmas gift, it's usually time off to write something I really want to write.

This year I gave myself the time to write a short story featuring my favorite character, Jeff Resnick.

Crybaby-smJeff Resnick—babysitter? It wasn’t a reference that had ever graced his personal résumé, but when he’s entrusted to care for his brother’s most prized possession—his infant daughter—Jeff is tested in ways he could never have anticipated. With his girlfriend Maggie unavailable, Jeff has only one person he can turn to for advice when his tiny niece falls ill on his watch.

COMING:  February 3rd

It's available for pre-order now:

Kindle US | Kindle Worldwide

Kobo | iBooks

(It will be available for Nook on February 3rd.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ready for their first big adventure!

Tori Cannon and Kathy Grant have their sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, and are ready for a summer on Lotus Bay.

Tori and Kathy BFF

How about you?

With-baited-breath-smTrade Paperback

Kindle US | Kindle Worldwide

Kobo  |  iBooks


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It's here at last!

I'm absolutely thrilled because today is the first Tuesday of the month and my new cozy mystery, With Baited Breath, is now available.

The first review is in from Feathered Quill Book Reviews.  It says in part:  "A fabulous start in Lorraine Bartlett’s new series. The author seemed to know exactly how to draw me hook, line and sinker into the tale. There was quite a bit of humor, especially with Gramps on the scene.  The scene has been set and I’m certainly looking forward to reading all about Lotus Bay and some of their not-so-quaint and very quirky residents.

Quill says: Lorraine Bartlett has just taken the word 'cozy' to a new level when she landed her readership on the shores of Lotus Bay!"

Now available