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Dem bones, dem dog biscuits and dem great free mysteries!

  • Before we get on to the free books, (yes, we said, FREE)  did you know February 23rd is International  Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day?   Oh, you didn’t?  Well no matter, because Pam’s border terrier, Milly, won’t touch the things.  Mind you, at 16 she’s allowed to be picky.  Whereas Remy, Lorraine’s whoodle (wheaten terrier x poodle) much prefers bones although only if there are no  varmints for the hunting.  Anyway, here they are, pictured below, man’s best friend and certainly ours, although when Remy buries his blood-oozing bones in her bed and destroys the lawn tractor seat in search of a rat, Lorraine sometimes has her doubts.

Talking of dogs, friendship and bones, we’re madly excited to offer TWO mystery novels on a very limited free promotion: our very own When Good Friends Go Bad, a story of divorce, love and friendship (in which a scruffy mongrel happens to play a key role), and Julie Frayn’s dark, suspenseful and highly entertaining Pocketful of Bones.   We also have Helen Smith’s Invitation To Die on sale for only 99 cents and a fantastic giveaway with a ton of Crime, Thriller and Suspense Novels to be won.  Only available for a day or two so don’t miss out!

Details below:

When Good Friends Go Bad

FREE until FEBRUARY 25 !!!

By Ellie Campbell

“Engaging story about the bonds of friendship stretching over 12 years, by the sister duo who gave us How to Survive Your Sisters.”  The Bookseller   Read Preview

Tomboy Jen, snobby Georgina, hippy Meg and gentle Rowan, were inseparable all through school until a childish prank gone wrong tore them apart.  One attempted reunion in their twenties was a complete disaster, with Rowan failing to appear and the others vowing never to speak again. And yet, ten years later, while a depressed Jen is suffering through a painful divorce, Meg calls, wanting her former friends to track down the mysteriously vanished Rowan. As they search to find the truth about their missing friend,  Jen, Meg and Georgina will test the bonds of love, loyalty and marriage, unearthing dark secrets, forbidden passions and a long-buried danger that threatens them all.

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POCKETFUL OF BONES

FREE:  February 24 – 28!!!  

By Julie Frayn

“… a narrative that flows with often painful beauty. Rabid Reader’s Reviews

The story is dark, suspenseful, at times funny, and even heart-breaking. The ending made me gasp out loud. April Wood, A Well Read Woman

Finnegan MacGillivray, red-haired, freckle-faced social pariah, finds solace in his mother’s garden while she entertains “dates” in his home. When an accident takes the life of a friend, Finnegan buries the evidence amid the purple dead nettle and bougainvillea, and unearths a treasure trove of human remains. Did his house rest atop an ancient burial ground? Or was there a killer tucking him into bed at night?

His fascination with bones grows as fast as his obsession with his mother. She rejects his advances, and he escapes to the other side of the country. Years later, he returns to his childhood home, to the secrets and the guilt and the bones — and to fulfil his destiny.

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Invitation to Die (Emily Castles Mysteries)

.99 SALE: ENDS FEBRUARY28!!!!

 

By Helen Smith
Offbeat and engaging, this entertaining comic mystery is the first full-length novel featuring amateur British sleuth Emily Castles.

Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible. Could it be one of the organizers, one of the authors, a member of the hotel staff, or even the supplier of the chocolates for the conference gift bags? Emily teams up with guest speaker and eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel to find out.

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Win up to 35+ Crime/Thriller/Suspense eBooks!

(2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks!
(35+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)

Help the Zombies are Attacking!

Happy January!

To start the year right, Lorraine downloaded a trial coupon for a health club because a friend was extolling the virtues of her boxing coach. The minute she walked through the door, she realized how much she hated gyms and working out, but one smooth operator later, she found herself signed up for 3 packs of 5 sessions each. Wish her luck!

She actually prefers her app Zombies Run where you get to “Run in the Real World and Become a Hero in Another”. Even if her run is more of a zombie shuffle it’s much more her cup of tea.

Pam meanwhile has taken up jogging, hates every minute, but is using a new app Couch to 5K.  So far she’s only missed two days (snow in Surrey), and is hoping that if she keeps it up she might start enjoying it a few months down the line. Let’s see how long that lasts…

Win up to 35+ Romantic Suspense eBooks!

(2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks!
(35) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)

Another great giveaway from Authors XP! This time the genre is Romantic Suspense and it includes our very own When Good Friends Go Bad.

Three once inseparable friends in middle school begrudgingly unite as adults to track down the missing schoolfriend who disappeared from their lives years earlier. In the attempt loyalties will be tested, secrets exposed, first loves re-ignited and a very real danger faced by all. 

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Ends 23rd January

 Good luck everyone!

Pam and Lorraine (Ellie Campbell)