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SALE! Covert Exposure, a Nick Spinelli Mystery is on sale for a limited time for just $.99!

Yes, you heard correctly, my publisher has reduced the price of Covert Exposure to just $.99 for a limited time so nab your copy now!

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Blurb:

Detective Spinelli’s life is tossed sideways when he is reassigned from the Homicide division to assist in the Child Services division of the Social Services Department for the holiday season. From the beginning, Spinelli and Caseworker Shannon O’Hara generate their own kind of fireworks, causing more than the normal workplace stress. They both have their own philosophies for dealing with the clientele. However, the forces of nature have their own plan for Spinelli and Shannon.

Shannon moonlights as Santa Claus’ little helper at the mall, and when Santa and an elf turn up dead Shannon appears to be next on the killer’s list. Spinelli is placed back on homicide and goes undercover as Santa to help capture the killer. He catches a great deal of grief along the way but will he capture the heart of his little Santa’s helper as well?

Reviews:

Booklover – I adore the characters. Nick is a sweetheart, has a smile to die for, and a soft spot for Shannon. His sense of humor is off the charts, even when he’s in trouble with his boss. If he weren’t so good at his job, she’d probably fire him for insubordination. Shannon has a tough job and a soft heart. She knows there are children that absolutely need to be removed from their parents’ care for one reason or another, but it breaks her heart when she has to.

Bookmaven623 – I really enjoyed this book. Spinelli was a fantastically fun character. It wasn’t just Spinelli though. The story was a great story that unfortunately we could possibly find in the newspaper. That aspect alone gave this story a level of realism. With the realism, the fun characters and the spicy love story between Shannon and Spinelli join together for a great book. I am so glad this is only the first book in the series because I can’t wait to read the next book. I definitely enjoyed the book, the characters and the story. Valerie Clarizio did a phenomenal job and she has found a fan in me.

Buy Links:

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Kobo

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New Release – The Missing Ingredient, a Chandler County Novel by Debbie White

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The Missing Ingredient (A Chandler County Novel)

Debbie White

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Key Words: Contemporary Romance, Strong Woman, Second Chance Romance, Small Town Romance, Inspirational Romance, Military romance, Military Hero

Tag Line: She wasn’t looking to add to her already complicated situation, but they blended so well.  

Buy Links:

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About the Book:

He may have broken her heart, but Kari is a survivor.

Kari leaves in a hurry. She has no idea where she is going—she just knows it has to be far away from Eddie. When an advertisement for the Kentucky Derby pops up on her Google search, something about the area intrigues her.

Tired from her long journey leading her to Lexington, an exhausted Kari stops in Bourbonville for just an overnight stay. But after a burger and a slice of pie at Sadie’s, a diner with décor reminiscent of the 50s, Kari makes a split-second decision to stick around.

She settles into her new town becoming one of Bourbonville’s newest entrepreneurs featuring her exemplary culinary skills.

Jeff has never been quite so bold before. But a little voice in his head tells him to speak to her. He doesn’t know for sure, but his military training leads him to believe she’s running from something. He’s running from something, too.

It’s not long before Kari realizes the Derby isn’t the only race in town with high stakes and her bet is on Jefferson Davies, the owner/operator of Jeff’s Marketplace. Can these two come together and mend their broken hearts while restoring their faith in love, or will it become a recipe for disaster?

A captivating romantic suspense from best-selling author, Debbie White.

Author Bio

Debbie currently lives in California with her husband and two rescue dachshunds, Dash and Briar. When she’s not writing, she’s working in her garden, riding on the back of a motorcycle touring the beautiful wine country they call home or enjoying a glass of wine looking at the awesome views of the valley dotted with vineyards. She’s an avid supporter of animal rescue and donates a percentage of all book sales to animal rescue groups. When you purchase one of Debbie’s books, you’re also helping to provide food, toys, and shelter to a furry pet while they await their forever home.

Website and other Links:

http://www.authordebbiewhite.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/authordebbiewhite/

https://twitter.com/dwhiteauthor

It’s Release Day! Happy book birthday to Missing the Crown Jewels!

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Thank you so much PJ Fiala and Stephany Tullis for inviting me to write in the Chandler County world! I had so much fun writing Storm and Peyton’s story.

Blurb:

After a devastating divorce, Peyton Crown is finally surfacing from a dark hole of despair. She finds herself hoping for a new life with Mason ‘Storm’ Starr, her brother’s best friend.

Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle.

The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.

Tag line:

Sometimes it takes a bit of chaos to sort out one’s life.

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Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRN6N8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_xzqPybF0DYAPD

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/missing-the-crown-jewels-valerie-j-clarizio/1125729459?ean=2940154203811

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/missing-the-crown-jewels-a-chandler-county-novel

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1229371643

GIVEAWAY!

Missing the Crown Jewels is the fifth book to release in the Chandler County world.  In celebration, the authors of Chandler County are offering this GIVEAWAY! Click here for a chance to win: $200 GC to one lucky winner; $50 to three lucky winners; $30 to six lucky winners.

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New Release by Jacquie Biggar – Missing: The Lady Said No

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The Race is on to find a Killer in the heart of Kentucky horse country

Detective Augustus Grant is faced with his most baffling case to date. Well-respected race horse breeder, John Jorgenson, is murdered in his den days before the Kentucky Derby and the list of suspects is growing.

Complicating matters, Gus’ ex-girlfriend is the last person to have seen the victim alive.

Rebecca Hayes owes the Jorgenson family her loyalty. They gave her a new life after a disastrous affair leaves her alone and pregnant.

With all the evidence pointing in Becky’s direction, will Gus do his duty?

Or follow his heart?

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Excerpt:

“If there’s something you want to share; it would be just between the two of us.” He waved the bread in the air.

She hesitated, then glanced around before leaning close. “Mr. Jorgenson was real worried about his horse, Forever Humble. I thinks he has a lot invested in the race. Emmett says he’s been hanging out at the track night and day.” She covered her face with her hands, one bandaged white, one black. “It’s just so sad.”

Hmm. That was interesting. He’d heard rumors around town that the Jorgensons were in financial straits, but he’d put it down to jealousy and human nature. Obviously, there was more to the story than he’d figured.

Maybe even enough for murder?

Gus finished the soup and thanked the young cook before making his way into the main part of the house. Fine hardwood floors and the dark wainscoting lined the walls. Everything was polished to within an inch of its life and glistened from top to bottom. How could anyone feel comfortable in a place like this? Bet the Jorgensons never kicked their feet up onto the coffee table to relax, or left their rooms in robes in search of a midnight snack. This was the type of house that demanded decorum.

As if to prove his verdict, a man came into view at the end of the hall. He was directing the coroner, Nancy Huggins, to a room with a police guard, disapproval radiating from his immaculate frame. He wore a suit nicer than Gus’ funeral attire, all three pieces starched and pressed to perfection. A wrinkle wouldn’t dare latch itself to those clothes.

Gus looked down at his own rumpled shirt and skewed tie and shrugged.

Nancy caught his eye and raised her brow. “Augustus. What brings you to the back of beyond?”

The manservant turned, and a chill crawled down Gus’ back. The guy had the deadest, black eyes he’d ever seen.

“I’m…ah, here to investigate the Jorgenson case. The Brass called and requested me for this one.”

“Hmm, must be important then. I heard you received a medal from the President.”

Gus squirmed.

He hadn’t done anything to deserve a medal. It was pure luck that he figured out the plot to kidnap the President’s daughter, and was able to catch the perps before they got away with the deed.

“Why were you in the back of the house, sir? That area is reserved for the servants.” The manservant folded his arms and waited for an answer. Gus felt like a misbehaving child all over again.

“I, ah… came in from the pool, after talking to Mrs. Jorgenson. She gave me permission to question the staff as I see fit.” He met the man’s coal dark gaze. “And you are?”

Gus didn’t think it was possible for the broom handle to climb any further up the man’s butt.

“That’s Ernest. He takes a while to warm up to strangers,” a lilting voice drifted down from the upper reaches of the home.

Gus froze. His heart battered the walls of his chest. There was a ringing in his ears. The chicken soup threatened to revolt.

“Hello, Augustus.”

 

About the Author

JACQUIE BIGGAR is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males who know what they want, that is until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them what they really need is love. She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls.

She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters.

Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂

Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site:

http://jacqbiggar.com

You can follow her on at http://Facebook.com/jacqbiggar , http://Twitter.com/jacqbiggar

Or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

You can also join her street team on Facebook: Biggar’s Book Buddies

Or her exclusive Review Crew: https://jacqbiggar.com/join-my-review-crew/

And sign up for her newsletter-

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New Release – Missing Destiny by Traci Wooden-Carlisle

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Missing Destiny

Traci W. Carlisle

Traci Wooden-Carlisle

Genre: Christian Fiction Romantic Suspense

Publisher: TAW Carlisle

eBook Price: $3.99

ASIN:B06VT2TJ4S

Book Buy Link:

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Destiny-Chandler-County-Novel-ebook/dp/B06VT2TJ4S

Key Words:

Contemporary Christian Fiction Romance, Christian Fiction Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense, African-American Christian fiction, equine therapy

Book Description

Tag Line:

Will they take a risk and grab a hold of their missing destiny?

Teaser Summary:

She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian.

All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear.

She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past.

If life were perfect, they could be each other’s missing destiny.

About the Author:

Traci Wooden-Carlisle began writing poetry and short stories as soon as she was able to form words on paper. She used that as a way to creating worlds, as well as, to communicate with God. A native of Los Angeles, California, she grew up attending United Methodist Church under the leadership of a pastor whose heart was for youth. Once she finished college at she found herself at a loss. She felt caught in the transition between childhood and adulthood. She surrounded herself with saints and volunteered her services as a graphic artist. Through the early-morning prayer, all night Friday prayer and 3-day shut-ins she started on her journey toward her most desired gift, an intimate relationship with God.  Today, Mrs. Wooden-Carlisle lives in San Diego with her husband, David Carlisle. When she isn’t writing she teaches fitness classes and runs a jewelry and craft business.

Author web links:

website: www.tawcarlisle.com

http://www.amazon.com/Traci-Wooden-Carlisle/e/B00OIAS208/

https://www.goodreads.com/Author_TraciWCarlisle

www.facebook.com/traciwoodencarlisle

www.instagram.com/tawcarlisle

www.twitter.com/traciwcarlisle

www.pinterest.com/tawcarlisle

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Chandler County Book Cover Reveal!

The clock is ticking and the first slew of awesome Chandler County books will be released beginning in May!

Chandler County is a fictional world located between Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. A dozen or so authors are penning stories revolving around the Kentucky Derby and the Chandler County Birthday Bash. Each author has their own unique characters and share some with each other as well.

There will be two Chandler County releases each year, the first in April/May of 2017 and the second in November/December of 2017. We’re excited about this Chandler County project and hope you will be too. There’s something for everyone in Chandler County.

Here is the schedule of release dates:

April 11, 2017 – Missing Pieces by Stephany Tullis
April 18, 2017 – Missing the Point by PJ Fiala
April 25, 2017 – Missing: The Lady Said No by Jacquie Biggar
May 2, 2017 – Missing Destiny by Traci Wooden-Carlisle
May 9, 2017- Missing the Crown Jewels by Valerie Clarizio
May 16, 2017 – The Missing Ingredient by Debbie White

Check out these lovely covers designed by Dana Leah!

Click on any cover below for the link to the Pre-Order!

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We’ve got lots of exciting stuff happening on our Facebook Page starting with a scavenger hunt with PRIZES! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerCounty/

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Unforeseen Obsessions is Back! Pre-Order is up! Re-release date is 9/1/16!

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After months of waiting impatiently, Unforeseen Obsessions is back on the market.  It is currently up for pre-order at all major outlets and scheduled for re-release on September 1st.

To celebrate the re-release, I am participating in a blog hop which includes a GIVEAWAY!  Please visit the blogs below where you’ll find character interviews, excerpts, and of course the RAFFLECOPTER!

8/22 – Sensuous Promos
 
8/23 – Nicki Day
 
8/24 – Nicole Morgan
 
8/25 – Darkest Cravings
 
8/26 – Get Cozy
 
8/27 – The Book Pub
 
8/28 – All my Book Finds
 
8/29 – Nikki Noffsinger
 
8/30 – Bound by Passion
 
8/31 – Michelle Roth
 
9/1 – Andrew Jericho
 
9/2 – Alison Mello

Blurb:

After Alex Polecheck’s police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see the murderer brought to justice.  Peter, Sam’s best friend, and fellow police officer, seems to be the only member of the Police Department interested in catching the killer.

Peter sets out on a perilous hunt for the killer, while trying to protect Alex, who appears to be next on the murderer’s list.

The mystery begins to unravel when Peter finds a connection between the murder of Sam and two other law enforcement officers, who were all part of an internet crime taskforce. Peter and Alex find themselves alone in the battle for justice and truth when they discover members of the local police department cannot be trusted.  Will Peter piece together the puzzle before Alex is silenced?  While battling to protect Alex, will he be able to continue to conceal his love for her?

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Unforeseen-Obsessions-Valerie-J-Clarizio-ebook/dp/B01JERSCOU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8#navbar

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unforeseen-obsessions-valerie-j-clarizio/1124233452;jsessionid=D88F2868D4395083CE3665B0E57B214F.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=2940153412115

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/unforeseen-obsessions

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1139610450

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 RAFFLECOPTER: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4a6d45a611/

 

Deskercise Your Way to Writing Productivity

As writers, when the mood strikes, we may find ourselves sitting at our computers all day long frantically pecking away on the keyboard to get our thoughts on paper before the thought-well runs dry.  The problem – When we finally come up for air, and return to reality, our hands, arms, backs, necks, and eyes are sore, Ugh!

A pain-free writer is a more productive writer so the question becomes…how can we make ourselves more comfortable and more productive?  Following are some helpful tidbits I’ve either read about, or have been told about in the recent past:

Eyes:  Look away from your computer screen periodically, and roll your eyes up and down and from side to side.  Also, close your eyes periodically for a minute or so just to give them a rest.

Hands and arms:  Stop pecking at your keyboard periodically and stretch your hands open, then ball them into a fist, and repeat the process.  Extend your arm, palm up, and apply downward and backward pressure against your fingers.  Flip your arm over and repeat the stretching process.  Don’t forget to apply the same type of pressure to your thumbs as well.

Back and neck:  Take a moment to lean back in your office chair and stretch your arms up and legs out.  Close your eyes, flex and extend your feet, open and close your hands.  Place your hands on your lower back and turn your head and shoulders slowly to each side.  Stand up and stretch, arching your lower back.  Bend your head gently from side to side, and then up and down, hold for a moment in each position, and repeat the process.  Slowly turn your head from side to side and hold for a few seconds, and then repeat the process a couple of times.

Try these exercises and see if it helps your writing productivity.  Do you have any other suggestions?  If so, please feel free to post them in the comments.

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And maybe in no time you’ll be able to do this off the back of your office chair:images[1]

Aside

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop with Valerie Clarizio I’d like to start by offering a huge “Thank you!” to Stacey Joy Netzel for tagging me for The Next Big Thing.  I’ve been reading Stacey’s novel, Lost in Italy, and … Continue reading