Don’t miss your chance to win an e-reader stuffed with 34 novels



Love a mystery?

Here’s your your chance to win 34 crime fiction novels on a sweet new Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet.

Including:

  • Palm Trees & Snowflakes—A Lei Crime Kindle World Christmas mystery by Scott Bury
  • Unleashed—The first Sydney Rye mystery by Emily Kimelman
  • Who Murdered Garson Talmadge by David Bishop

And 29 more!

But there’s no time to delay: BookSweeps November  crime fiction contest ends November 20.

 

Don’t wait—visit BookSweeps today!

 

 

Book launch day: Dead Man Lying, the new #LeiCrimeKW mystery



Party time!

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It’s launch day for my new #LeiCrimeKW mystery, Dead Man Lying, and there’s a huge party on Facebook where you can win some awesome prizes:

Book launch

A book party is a great time to launch my latest book, Dead Man Lying — a new #LeiCrimeKW mystery featuring a favourite character of readers, FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm. Dead Man Lying is a locked-door mystery evoking the noir mysteries of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I’ll let you figure out which specific book was an important inspiration for the plot.

What’s it about?

She knows when you’re lying …FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm is back on Maui to catch a killer.

With lush rain forests, black sand beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle, Maui offers the perfect retirement location for once-famous country singer Steven Sangster … until he ends up dead.

As the killer, or killers, strike again and again, Detective Lei Texeira and FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm must untangle the lies spun by the singer’s associates, friends, family — and the singer himself before the music dies.

Dead Man Lying - 529x800One more giveaway

I’ll give away two free e-copies (suitable for Kindle) to someone who can answer one of these two questions:

  • Which classic noir thriller from the early 20th century is the inspiration for the plot structure of Dead Man Lying?
  • Which country-folk singer is the inspiration for the victim in Dead Man Lying?

Leave your responses in the Comments section, along with your contact information, and I’ll pick one right answer to each question at random.

Then come to the party!

Limited time offer: Army of Worn Soles is Free



You may notice something new on the top of the right-hand column. That’s right—for a limited time, you can get a free Kindle-format copy of Army of Worn Soles just for subscribing to my newsletter, Forewords.

Army of Worn Soles is Book 1 in the Walking Out of War series, and the predecessor to Under the Nazi Heel. It tells the true story of how my father-in-law, Maurice Bury, a Canadian citizen, found himself conscripted into the Soviet Red Army in 1941 — just in time to be thrown against the Nazi juggernaut in the greatest land invasion in history: Operation Barbarossa.

It’s currently on sale until the end of March for just 99 cents (US) on Amazon. But you can get it free right now by subscribing to Forewords, my email newsletter.

With Forewords, I’ll tell you about my latest writing project, sneak peeks at coming books and stories, cover reveal and more. And you’ll get to read it before anyone else.

And because I appreciate how you get enough email as it is, I promise not to publish more than four editions per year.

There are a lot of steps, but that’s to protect you from spam.

I’m using MailChimp’s double verification process that makes you prove you’re not a robot, reducing the amount of spam circulating on the ‘net. God knows we get enough of that already.

  1. 1. Click the link at the top right now, or this one.
  2. 2. Enter your email address and name, and click Subscribe.
  3. 3. Go to your email and find the verification email from Scott Bury, The Written Word. In it, click “Yes, subscribe me to this list.” I know, that’s not grammatical.
  4. 4. That will open a browser window. Click or tap (if you’re using a tablet or smart phone) in the little Captcha box to prove you’re human. The click/tap Subscribe. That’s it — you’ll get the next edition of Forewords. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  5. 5. If you look in your Inbox again, you’ll see another email from me. That has a link for your free download.

So how can you lose? No email clutter, advance information, sneak peeks AND a book that’s earned 17 five-star reviews — all for free! Do it now, before I change my mind and close this free offer.

And if you do like the book, rate it on Amazon or write a review.

Thanks, and Happy Easter!

Back to the beginning



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The book launch tour comes to an end at the blog where it all began two weeks ago.

It’s been a whirlwind—well, a virtual one, anyway. Keeping up with the daily posts, as 15 different bloggers posted excerpts from the book, checking the page for the comments and entries to the giveaway.

I have said it before, but I will repeat: thank you all for your support—all the busy people who posted the excerpts, left comments and sent encouragement.

Now, to be completely honest, the pick-up on the giveaway contest wasn’t what I hoped it would be. While I appreciate those who did leave comments, there were not many of you.

So, here’s one more chance at winning a signed paperback. All you have to do is visit the blogs who participated in the tour, scroll to the end of the excerpt, past the blurb about the book, past my brief biographical note, and you’ll find a one-word clue. Write it down. Then go to the next blog on the tour and collect the clue there.

When you have all 15, unscramble them into a sentence. Leave the sentence in the Comments section below, and make sure you sign in so that I know who you are. I’ll draw the winner’s name from a hat (or maybe a mug or a bowl) and send a signed copy of the paperback PLUS a $50 Amazon gift card.

And tell your friends about it!

The blogs

Dawn Torrens’ My Books& I… 
Gary Henry’s Honest Indie

Cinta Garcia de la Rosa’s Indie Authors You Want to Read

Frederick Lee Brooke’s Author Unplugged

RS Guthrie’s Rob onWriting

Rebekah Lynn’s Books blog

Michael Lorde’s Fantastical Reads

BestSelling Reads’ Focus Friday

Wodke Hawkinson’s Find a Good Book to Read blog


Michelle Chiapetta’s Chipper Muse

Gae-Lynn Woods’ TheBig Heat

Good luck!

Win an iPad Mini full of signed books



Do you love reading great books by the best creators of new fiction and non-fiction? Then jump on the first e-book giveaway contest from BestSelling Reads for 2014, and you could win not just riveting e-books, but also a great device to read them with: a new Apple iPad Mini.

Visit BestSelling Reads now and enter the Rafflecopter. Well? What are you waiting for?

Need the address again? http://www.bestsellingreads.com/bsrs-first-giveaway-2015/

Tell your friends!

Win signed books from BestSelling authors




BestSelling Reads authors are doing it again — giving away a virtual boxed set of five  signed paperbacks in the BSR October giveaway. 

How does it work? From BSR’s own blog: 

The grand prize winner gets to choose a total of five titles, choosing from all the books available by BSR member authors. Five titles from one author, or mix and match with one title each from five different authors. Plus a $50 Amazon gift card to add even more titles to your shelf!
Second prize is a virtual boxed set of three signed paperbacks plus a $20 Amazon gift card. Eight runner-up winners will receive one signed paperback of their choice by any BSR member author plus a $10 Amazon gift card. 

To enter, visit BestSelling Reads’ blog at BestSellingReads.com and enter the Rafflecopter.

Good luck!

All about Tween literature: EMBLAZON launches




Emblazon is a new group of authors who write for readers aged 11 to 14 has just launched a new blog dedicated to the art and science of writing for this special audience.

“Some call them upper middle grade; others call them low young adult. They’re somewhere in the middle and can lean either way. We call them Tweens,” the group states on its About page.

The members will post about some aspect of reading and writing literature for Tweens on the first three Wednesdays of every month. “The fourth Wednesday is your turn. That’s when we host a monthly feature called Tween the Weekends.
As part of the launch, Emblazon is giving away signed paperback and e-book copies of stories by member authors for Liking the books and authors. Check out their Launch Giveaway page for details.

Good luck to the Emblazoners in their drive to “write stories on the hearts of children.”

Make an appointment to visit their blog every Wednesday at emblazoners.com.