Monday, August 15, 2022

Got Ghosts? Need a Mystery to read? Check out this Bookish Event



N.N. Light's Book Heaven has an event going on featuring Mystery and Suspenseful reads - and GHOST IN THE MACHINE is one of today's featured books! 

Here's the blurb for my book -

A missing black book that can take down Beacon Hill… and the ghost who holds the answers.

Massachusetts State Trooper Jack MacDonald sees the world in black and white. Good guys versus bad guys. But life isn’t always so simple. When a road crew finds a dead junkie stuffed in a trash bag, Jack’s drawn into a world of shadows where nothing is as simple as it seems. Especially not the dark haired beauty caught up in the middle.

Maggie Nelson lives in those shadows. Her sister might be the infamous Beacon Hill Madam, but Maggie just wants to stay under the radar and finish college. After her sister’s suspicious death, Maggie finds her own life endangered because of a missing ledger filled with names and numbers. It’s the kind of information that can crush dreams and ruin lives. Or get you killed.

Can a man who doesn’t believe in ghosts keep her safe from the shadows closing in on all sides?
Find the event - and an excerpt - online here -

Or just grab a copy on Kindle here -

If you like your beach reads with a healthy dose of suspense, check out this event. AND enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to win a $45 Amazon gift card!


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Looking for a new Mystery or Romantic Suspense? Check out this Event...


Looking for a new beach book to get you through the dog days of summer? There's an event going on which highlights a few dozen great reads ~ perfect to get you through the heat of August!


I’m excited to have BREAKING THE RULES as part of N.N. Light's Book Heaven Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event. Check out all the mystery/suspense/thriller books and enter the giveaway to win a $45 Amazon gift card:

Raffle is Open Internationally. You must have an active Amazon US or CA account to win.

Runs August 9 – August 18, 2022.

Winner will be drawn on August 19, 2022.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

BookBub promos, Kindle Unlimited, and Kindles on sale...


Hey there! No, this isn't really a post about my books in particular, but more like I was thinking about books in general, and buying books on sale or reading them for free on KU. Yeah, you pay Amazon for the KU membership, but did you ever think about how authors get compensated? And how small authors like myself kinda get screwed by the business model?

Yes, I've had my books available through Kindle Unlimited to find new readers. But in terms of number of page reads, I can't even begin to compete with the bestselling authors out there - yes, I get great numbers of new readers, but Amazon compensates on percentages not per pages. And I look at the page numbers and say YAY! and look at the royalties and say REALLY? That's it??

I like the idea - I really do. KU and free BookBub promos and #99cent deals help readers find new authors they like. I've found plenty of new authors using these methods. But you know what? Once I decide I love a new author - like Pippa Grant, like Claire Kingsley, like Lucy Score, like Penny Reid, like Claire Marti, like Toni Anderson, like Peggy Jaeger ... I go and BUY THEIR BOOKS at full price. Not the one I already read, but ALL THE REST. I PREORDER THEIR NEW BOOKS.

I don't KU them. I don't return them to Amazon after reading (don't get me started on that can of worms). I don't wait for the next sale. 


Authors work hard on crafting the best stories we can, and deserve to be compensated for the angst and tears they shed over their keyboards. So I've decided to remove my books from KU. At least for now. 

So I apologize if you're an avid reader and get all my books on KU. But maybe consider buying them outright, and not giving Amazon all the money. 

Okay, rant over. Go find a new beach read.