Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fair Play: A Lupa Schwartz Trilogy

The next installment of the Lupa Schwart Mystery Series, Fair Play, is ready for publication. It will be released on my daughter's birthday, August 6 - her sweet sixteen.
   Fair Play features three full length novellas, Overlord, Counterfeit, and Confessions of the Cuckold, each a stand-alone story in the Lupa Schwartz universe.
   Cattleya Hoskin has settled into the Schwartz residence and into her new gig chronicling Schwartz’s exploits for Gamut Magazine. With cases running dry, she takes matters into her own hands and pushes Schwartz to investigate a case that has the entire country buzzing, the on-air poisoning of a reality game show contestant on Cattleya’s favorite TV program, Overlord.
    Schwartz next takes Cattleya undercover to investigate the death of a small-time store manager in their old stomping grounds of Paine County, Ohio. With a renewed passion for logic puzzles as fuel, can Cattleya solve the homicide before Schwartz, or are all of her attempts going to prove to be Counterfeit?
   Finally, is a bounty hunter ever supposed to share as much information on a former client as the unnamed protagonist in this peripherally related yarn? Was there ever even a murder plot to begin with, or was it all just the fanciful Confessions of the Cuckold?
For the first time, I am releasing one of my books through KDP Select, which means it will only be available as an eBook through Amazon, however there will be a trade paperback version released 30 days later, and after 90 days I may or may not leave select, making Fair Play available in other electronic formats. A teaser of the first chapter is available to read here.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Digital Book Day

Monday, July 14 is the first ever Digital Book Day celebrating electronic format books with hundreds of free eBooks available to readers all over the world. The event is the brainchild of best-selling author, CJ Lyons, who describes the event as follows:
We’ve gathered over 180 bestselling authors from around the world with one aim: to gift books to readers.
From our imaginations into their hands.
One site, one day, over one hundred free books for readers to choose from in a variety of genres. Some of them are advance reader copies, never offered before. Many are from authors they already know and love.
With so much turmoil in the publishing industry right now, isn’t it time to celebrate the people we couldn’t survive without? Our readers.
You'll find free books available from such notable indie authors as JF (Joanna) Penn, Mark E. Cooper, and of course CJ Lyons herself.

To celebrate this event and in anticipation of the upcoming release of my newest Lupa Schwartz collection, Fair Play, I have decided to also make my book, Common Sense: A Lupa Schwartz Mystery, free for this one day as well. To access your free copy, simply click this link and enter promo code FREE at checkout.

Enjoy, and happy reading.