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Fantastic Shorts

May 10, 2017

It’s time to stock up on Fantastic Shorts. No, I’m not talking about a hot new style in summer wear. They’re Short Reads: stories that are not novel length. Just like your cut-offs, despite their abbreviated length, they cover the essentials: riveting plots, engaging characters, and vividly-imagined settings.

From May 10 through May 12, you can grab these mini reads at mini prices: FREE and 99¢, including my own, eagerly awaited Lady Blackwing, which one reviewer called a “fresh and fun” light fantasy that left her wanting more. It launches officially as one of the Fantastic Shorts.

Lady Blackwing
by Devorah Fox


Lady Blackwing, A Fantasy/Sci Fi Mini, Kindle edition

epub and other digital formats

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Launching: May 10, 2017 | ASIN B0724Z27VM: | 11 Pages | Price: 99¢

Mercedes is just trying to make her way through life: taking classes, working her shift as a barista, and writing short stories that she never seems to finish. After a minor accident, she finds herself imbued with startling powers. She projects future events and rewrites the past, with disastrous consequences. Her first attempts to use her strange talents incite a zombie attack and bring an Egyptian goddess to life. Stunned by awesome abilities that she can’t seem to control, Mercedes wonders if she’s been cursed. Can she be cured? And if she can’t, what then?


You may have a holiday weekend or vacation time coming up soon. This is your chance to fill up your reading device with bargain books to keep you entertained.

 

It’s a Free for All

May 8, 2017

May Free for AllIt’s the May Free for All. Find a new favorite cozy mystery author or download them all. They’re FREE.

Murder by the Book by Devorah FoxBe sure to grab Murder by the Book. Like all the other Free For All books, it’s free for a limited time, a way for us authors to thank our loyal readers. Plus, you’ll want to take this opportunity to get to know Candy Wadsen, because there’s a new adventure featuring this feisty amateur sleuth coming soon.

And enter to be in the draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.

Not sure what a cozy mystery is? It’s a mystery story wherein the violence and sex are downplayed, or treated with humor. Cozies are usually set in a small, socially-intimate community. In Murder by the Book and my other cozy, One Bad Apple, the small, intimate community is the workplace, and you know how “cozy” that can get!

In her review of Murder by the Book, Laura of fuonlyknew.com stated that “I thought I had it figured out pretty early, but then I shifted to another suspect, and then another. The author kept me on my toes and the final reveal in this whodunit was a good one.” So give it read, for FREE. And don’t forget to enter that giveaway.

It’s #MysteryWeek

May 1, 2017

#MysteryWeekIt’s #MysteryWeek. Do tell, why do you like to read mysteries?

And, if you’re looking for a mystery to read, several of mine are available for a mere 99¢. Detour, A Big Rig Thriller by Devorah FoxMurder by the Book by Devorah FoxI invite you to try Detour, A Big Rig Thriller. Or, Murder by the Book, a Mystery Mini.

The world’s newest superhero is on her way

April 22, 2017

Lady Blackwing
by Devorah Fox


Lady Blackwing, A Fantasy/Sci Fi Mini, Kindle edition

epub and other digital formats

Preorder: May 1st, 2017 | ASIN B0724Z27VM: | 11 Pages | Price: 99¢

Mercedes is just trying to make her way through life: taking classes, working her shift as a barista, and writing short stories that she never seems to finish. After a minor accident, she finds herself imbued with startling powers. She projects future events and rewrites the past, with disastrous consequences. Her first attempts to use her strange talents incite a zombie attack and bring an Egyptian goddess to life. Stunned by awesome abilities that she can’t seem to control, Mercedes wonders if she’s been cursed. Can she be cured? And if she can’t, what then?

Devorah FoxDevorah Fox “What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series including “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and ”The Lost King,” awarded the All Authors Certificate of Excellence. She also wrote “Detour,” ranked in the Top Ten Thrillers in Preditor/Editors Readers’ Choice Poll and “The Zen Detective,” a finalist in the Golden Books Award Contest. She co-authored the contemporary thriller, “Naked Came the Sharks,” with Jed Donellie, contributed to “Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology,” and “Magic Unveiled: An Anthology,” and has several Mystery Mini Short Reads to her name. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.

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The world needs a new superhero

April 21, 2017

Lady Blackwing, A Fantasy/SciFi MiniTimes are tough today and the world needs a new superhero. Someone who can right the wrongs.

Hang on, World. Lady Blackwing is on her way. (Just as soon as she figures out how this world-changing business works … )

Two Heads Are Deader Than One

April 18, 2017

Today I’m delighted to spotlight a book by Elena Hartwell with a title that I’ll bet got you chuckling, and curious.

Two Heads Are Deader Than One
by Elena Hartwell


Two Heads are Deader Than One (Eddie Shoes Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Camel Press (April 15, 2017)
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813136

Private Investigator Eddie Shoes is enjoying a rare period of calm. She’s less lonely now that Chava, her card-counting mom from Vegas, is sharing her home. She also has a new companion, Franklin, a giant dog of curious ancestry.

Hoping for a lucrative new case, Eddie instead finds herself taking on a less promising client: her best friend from her childhood in Spokane. Dakota has turned up in Bellingham in jail, where she is being held on a weapons charge. Eddie reluctantly agrees not only to lend her friend money for bail but to also investigate who is stalking her. Soon after Dakota is freed, she disappears again, leaving Eddie to answer to the local cops, including her ex-boyfriend Chance Parker. Has Dakota been kidnapped? If not, why did she jump bail? What are Eddie’s business cards doing on the bodies of two murder victims?

elenahartwellheadshotbAbout The Author

After twenty years in the theater, Elena Hartwell turned her dramatic skills to fiction. Her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go introduces Eddie Shoes, private eye. Called “the most fun detective since Richard Castle stumbled into the 12th precinct,” by author Peter Clines, I’DTale Magazine stated, “this quirky combination of a mother-daughter reunion turned crime-fighting duo will captivate readers.”

In addition to her work as a novelist, Elena teaches playwriting at Bellevue College and tours the country to lead writing workshops.

When she’s not writing or teaching, her favorite place to be is at the farm with her horses, Jasper and Radar, or at her home, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Washington, with her husband, their dog, Polar, and their trio of cats, Jackson, Coal Train, and Luna, aka, “the other cat upstairs.” Elena holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego, a M.Ed. from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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Drop Everything and READ

April 11, 2017

When was the last time that you picked up a book? Remember how satisfying it was to submerse yourself in a different place,  a different time? How the characters got under your skin and made their lives engrossing and real? How it all made you forget your troubles and trials even if just for a little while?

Well, if you need an excuse to take a vacation from your world, here it is. Wednesday, April 12 is D.E.A.R. Day: Drop Everything and Read. Drop Everything and Read

Many years ago, Beverly Cleary introduced D.E.A.R. in her Ramona Quimby, Age 8 book. Originally intended to promote reading among children, D.E.A.R. Day has become a national event, the highlight of a month-long  celebration for readers of all ages. So drop everything and pick up a book. Cut out a little time in your day to get reacquainted with that book you started weeks ago, or get into a new one.

My Fantasy author friends and I are making it extra enticing, with a sale, a confab, and a giveaway. 

Visit the FSFNet Web site for a list of and links to discounted Fantasy and Science Fiction books.

Click here to go to the FSFNet D.E.A.R. Author Chat Event on FacebookI’ll be hosting at 10:30 a.m. EST so come and let’s share what we love about books.

And don’t forget to enter that giveaway for a chance to win a $20 amazon gift card, which you could spend on what? Oh I don’t know, BOOKS?

Tell your Mom, your spouse, you boss, that I gave you permission to Drop Everything and Read!