And the very best of Merry Christmases to all of you from Pam and Lorraine!!! Hopefully you’re all ahead of the game, wrapping presents while sipping eggnog by a beautiful decorated tree. Or maybe you’re like us, Pam frantically preparing for all the family to descend on her, Lorraine too busy playing with the adorable whoodle puppy Santa brought last Saturday to have ventured into a single shop. If so we’re here to help
Ebooks make great gifts and this month we have some fabulous offers for you from some best-selling authors! Plus a fantastic giveaway with over $150 worth of prizes
So we’re having an amazing, if broiling, summer with scorching temperatures in both England and Colorado (and everywhere else in the world, it seems.)
Pam completed the “French 500”, an amazingly difficult (she says) 500 kilometre tandem ride from Redhill in Surrey to La Rochelle, South West France. She swore her bottom swelled to double its normal size despite shedloads of padding!
After that it was time for her annual volunteering stint, this time in Devon providing lunch and support for the intrepid super-fit challengers tackling steep hills and rocky paths on rickety-looking mountain bikes. Still it was all for charity so hats off to them. And if Pam spent most of her time, snuggling up to the Dartmoor ponies that run free in this most wonderful part of Britain – well, who can blame her!
Meanwhile Lorraine went to Wyoming to gentle and train some untouched baby Spanish mustangs looking for homes and hang out with the lucky herd who’ve found permanent sanctuary in this beautiful ranch. She also managed a quick trip to Arches National Park and added baby goats to the list of household pets.
Three fabulous offers for you:
Offer 1 – Free Box Set
For the first time ever and for five days only (ends Friday) we have our cozy mystery box set, Crouch End Confidential prices at…wait for it… Free!
Follow the misadventures of bored chaotic housewife, Cathy, as she starts out investigating a lipstick-covered love postcard to husband Declan and discovers a talent for exposing murderers and running her own detective agency. Check out the book trailer below. Buy it here throughAmazon
Offer No 2 – Sale Historical Thriller
Injustice for gold in Africa
By Travis Knoll
INJUSTICE FOR GOLD IN AFRICA is a fast historical thriller of loss, love, hate, and hope. Filled with rich detail about the beauty of Africa and its inhabitants, this novel provides a new look at one of the most explored places in the world.
99 cents sale. Usual price $2.99. Ends 31st August.
Our third offer this summer is a chance to win up to 50 eBooks – multi-genre through Authors XP. Whether you taste is sweet romance, murder, thriller, romance, whatever floats your boat you’ll find it here. And don’t forget by entering you’ll also gain access to the AXP BOOK FAIR where you’ll find more books from this genre on sale or FREE.
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!
“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.
“… 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.
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.