SPY the Free October Book

OCTOBER 10 is International SPY DAY. From the first Tuxedo worn to a dinner party held in Tuxedo, NY in 1886 to the Premier release of From Russia with Love in London in 1963, OCTOBER 10 has had special significance in the World of Spies.

OCTOBER 10, 2019 ~ I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY begins DAY 1 of 5 days FREE on Amazon. Doesn’t that make the chills creep up your spine until the hairs on your neck tingle? Read A Maggie Sloan Thriller. And hold on for the fast-paced action.

OCTOBER 10 – 14 Grab your copy to read while it is FREE. (Tell the others.)

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A Birthday Conspiracy

Agatha Christie’s birthday is September 15 ~ #cozymysteryday

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When four mystery authors join together to celebrate #cozymysterday, is anyone surprised by a two-week birthday conspiracy? #anyexcuseforaparty

Judith A. Barrett

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Judith A. Barrett lives and writes in the USA on a farm in Georgia with her FarmerMan husband, 2 dogs: TJ-Boy and Sadie, a rooster named Malfoy, 45 hens (let us know when you want the names of all the chickens), abundant wildlife, wild birds, and beautiful butterflies. To her husband’s amazement, she has not named all the wildlife, birds, and butterflies. Yet.

Judith is the author of the Donut Lady Mystery Series. KAREN O’BRIEN is a former teacher and convicted felon. After prison, she looks forward to a new, quiet life in a small town in southern Georgia where she buys a donut shop complete with a sweet German Shepherd, Colonel, and a sassy gray cat, Mia. Donut Lady’s plan for tranquility is disrupted by a missing boy in Sweet Deal Sealed, murders in Sweet Deal Concealed, and more murder in Sweet Deal Revealed.

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Join the Birthday Celebration with Donut Lady Mystery Series Book 1, Sweet Deal Sealed or Sweet Deal Sealed on Amazon UK

In case you are curious, UK folks also have an Amazon link to the series. Donut Lady Mystery Series UK

Judith’s present for you:  Sweet Deal Sealed is FREE September 15-19!

Does Amazon US extend the FREE book to Amazon UK? The mystery can be solved only by UK readers between September 15 and 19.

Visit Judith at https://judithabarrett.com

 

Isabella Muir

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Isabella Muir lives and writes in England in the historic county of Sussex and has a love of all things caravan-like. She has spent many winters caravanning in Europe and now, together with her husband, she runs a small caravan site in Sussex. They are ably assisted by their much-loved Scottie, Hamish.

Isabella is the author of a popular crime series – the Sussex Crime Mysteries. The stories are set in the sixties and seventies and feature a young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke, who has a passion for Agatha Christie.  In The Tapestry Bag, when Janie’s good friend, Zara, goes missing, Janie applies what she has learned from the great Poirot to untangle the web of lies and deceit as she explores the circumstances of Zara’s strange disappearance. In the second and third books in the series – Lost Property and The Invisible Case – Janie continues to develop her sleuthing skills, solving crimes and mysteries.

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Join the Birthday Celebration with Sussex Crime Mysteries first book in the series – The Tapestry Bag or The Tapestry Bag Amazon US.

In case you are curious, US readers also have an Amazon link to the series. Sussex Crime Mysteries Amazon US

Isabella’s present to you:  The Tapestry Bag is only £0.99p on Kindle September 8-15!

Does Amazon UK share the reduced Kindle price with Amazon US? The mystery can be solved only by US readers between September 8 and 15.

And there’s more! Receive the FREE Sussex Crime novella, Divided we Fall when you sign up to receive Isabella’s newsletter with cozy mystery news and views, special offers and so much more. Just click here.

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Visit Isabella at https://isabellamuir.com/

 

C.H. Sessums

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C.H. Sessums lives and writes in gorgeous East Texas with her hubby and their two rescue dogs. Every weekend all four of them pile up into their bunkhouse to watch classic movies and listen to old-time radio.

C.H. SESSUMS is a pen name for USA Today Bestselling Author Olivia Hardin. While Olivia writes all manner of romance, C.H. scribbles out cozy mysteries set in her beloved state of Texas. Whether exploring urban legends from all over the lone star state or solving capers set in far off times, mystery meets history in all of her stories.

C.H. is the author of The Errant Heirs Caper – Book 1 of JD Pierson Mystery Series. The setting for the story is Texas in 1936. JD Pierson’s daughter Jenny wants her dad out of his bottle of gin and back in the investigator game, but having an old friend turn up dead was not part of the plan. When a swarm of heirs swoops in we’re left wondering if his death really was an accident, or if murder is how one of them means to cash in.

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Join the Birthday Celebration with  The Errant Heirs Caper.

C.H.’s present to you: The Errant Heirs Caper is FREE!

Visit C.H. at http://www.chsessums.com/

 

David Wake

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Ever the gentleman, David Wake brings up the rear for our list of celebratory authors. (We’ll avert our eyes politely and ignore the fact that our authors are in alphabetical order.)

David Wake is an award-winning playwright, director, and technical stage manager. He’s taken plays to Edinburgh and London, and provided lighting for Hollywood stars.
He graduated from Birmingham City University’s MA in Writing with distinction and was awarded the year’s screenwriting prize. The SF convention, ArmadaCon, kindly invited him to be their guest of honour for their 25th anniversary event, and he’s also been the guest at Redemption too. He turned his hand to novels and has two series: The Derring-Do Club adventures and the Thinkersphere series; as well as stand-alone books.

David is the author of the Derring-Do Club Series. Steampunk at its best.  US readers also have an Amazon link to the series. Derring-Do Club Series on Amazon US

Three sisters, Earnestine, Georgina and Charlotte, are forbidden to go on any adventures… but when did that ever stop them?  From Austro-Hungarians plots to zombies with alien creatures and flying machines and time travel in between.  Putting their best foot forward, without showing an ankle, since 1896.

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Join the Birthday Celebration with  Death on the Suez. Book 4 of the Derring-Do Club Series. Death on the Suez Amazon US

David’s present to you: Death on the Suez is FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Visit David at http://davidwake.com/

 

 

Celebrate, Read, and Review!

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A Review from the UK ~ I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY

An Unexpectedly Unique Heroine

30 July 2019

Maggie Sloan always knew that she wanted to be a spy. She is unusual, almost emotionless. More than just a loner, she separates herself from the world, looking in at it, observing everything, making copious notes and filing them away, but not truly engaging with other people. This in an adult would be odd enough, but Maggie has been this way since a child. But do not pity her, because Maggie has grown up happily enough. We see snapshots of her early life – an absent father and over-protective mother – which seem to be filled with trivial episodes, yet like an expert quilt-maker, Judith A. Barrett creates an image of this character which is so strong, that she is far more flesh and blood in this, her first book, than many others become through a whole series. And I truly hope that this is the beginning of a series, because I want to spend a lot more time with Maggie. There is death and betrayal along the way to Maggie connecting with other people, but the delight she finds as she learns to live: to cook, colour-coordinate (she was always in first black, then grey shades), open up to love, learn fighting and weapon skills and ultimately put everything she ever learned into practice, is truly affecting. Oh, and she sees imaginary people – a side-effect of a medical procedure – which is presented so matter-of-factly that no one can question their existence. Maggie will haunt you long after you put the book down.

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Have you read I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY? Maggie Sloan Thriller, Book 2 is in the works!

Danger In the Clouds Award Winner

DANGER IN THE CLOUDS is a FAPA President’s Book Award Winner!

MAJOR DAVE ELLIOTT’s quiet farm life with his dog and granddaughter abruptly changes when a cyber-attack collapses the grid and the economy.  After his granddaughter’s uncanny ability to see danger thwarts attacks on the farm, will Major succeed in exposing the conspiracy where others have so tragically failed and died?

A riveting story of conspiracy and survival.

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DANGER IN THE CLOUDS NEWS

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AVAILABLE in RETAIL STORES!

For the first time, the DANGER IN THE CLOUDS paperback is now available for purchase by local book stores, big box and other large stores, small boutique shops, and libraries through wholesale book distributors in addition to being available for readers on Amazon.

The cover for DANGER IN THE CLOUDS was updated for the wholesale distribution. The eBook remains exclusive on Amazon Kindle as a FREE Book for Kindle Unlimited readers.

SO what does this mean? It means you can go to your local bookstore and tell them you loved DANGER IN THE CLOUDS and know others would too. NOW the bookstore can order two or three copies at wholesale and sell them in their shop!

If you’ve already read the MAJOR and AIMEE LOUISE cover book, DON’T buy the STORM CLOUD new-cover book because the story inside is the same! NO change to the story!  And if you haven’t read DANGER IN THE CLOUDS, ahem. Link to DANGER IN THE CLOUDS on AMAZON

Just a gentle reminder, if you’ve read and loved Major’s story and would like to leave a review but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet, PLEASE do! Here’s the link to leave a review! YOUR REVIEW FOR DANGER IN THE CLOUDS

What about a series? Would you be interested in hearing more about Pedro, Jennie, and Gordo? Wouldn’t that be a great Book 2? What should the series be called? (Need a little help with this!)

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If you’re interested in the technical reasons for the change, let me know. I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned with others, especially other Indie Authors who self-publish or publish with an Indie publisher. Contact Me!

NonHugger? or Hugger?

TJ, who will be six years old in July, is very particular about Sadie touching his feet or his tail. He grouses with a growl, but Sadie doesn’t move because she’s comfortable and probably doesn’t hear him anyway. She’s going on fourteen and pretty much deaf. He moves.

TJ loves his Sadie pillow. It’s not unusual for him to flop next to her or even put his head on her back to relax. Sadie doesn’t care. She’s a hugger herself so she understands.

If you’re not a hugger, you probably understand TJ. If you’re a hugger, you certainly understand Sadie.

TJ and Sadie are Rescue Dogs. The best kind, of course. Sadie is a German Wire Haired Pointer mix. She was my model for Lucy in I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY.

TJ is a Black and Tan Labrador with a smattering of German Shepherd. He was my model for Colonel in the DONUT LADY MYSTERY SERIES.