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Two Tantalising Teasers 99c / 99p

Sorry, there was a wee fib in the title. But only a little one.

There’s actually one teaser and one offer, only I couldn’t resist the alliteration! The teaser is the USA Today Bestseller attempt of #25KillerCozies To Die For, which featured in my last newsletter.




As I explained in my last newsletter, we’re not doing a pre-order at Amazon. This book will be available on its publication date, 27 December 2016.

APPLE: Still no link. Come on, Apple, up your game!

And the offer is one of my Rafferty’s: #9, Blood on the Bones at 99c / 99p.

One novel against twenty-five? No contest! But I do have my #3 Rafferty, Death Line as one of the book bundle as well..

Here’s my offering:

It’s the same price on all the other Amazon sites. so just substitute your own country in your browser.
Just to show the different titles coming in the #25KillerCozies bundle.

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Interview with Savannah Mae


 SC: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m Savannah Mae. I’m new to self-publishing, but not new to writing professionally. For the last decade, I’ve been writing articles for multiple publications and for websites. I’ve always toyed with the idea of writing a book but pushed the thought out of my head. Earlier this year, I turned forty and declared that this year of my life would be a year of saying no to fear. I did what I thought was impossible and started writing cozy mysteries.

SC: Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

I don’t recall any specific moment when I realized I’d wanted to write. I do, however, remember each and every time I convinced myself otherwise. Intuitively, I think I always believed it would happen someday.

SC: What are you currently working on?

I’m working on the second book in my Jinx Cove witches series. The first book is included in this 25-novel bundle.




KOBO SALES LINK:…/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-…

We have yet to get the Apple link and the Amazon link will only be available on the publication date, 27 December 2016.

SC: Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

My favorite is the only one I’ve completed thus far, Mayhem in Jinx Cove. I’ve probably read it a dozen times or more. I’m proud of what I’ve created and hope readers enjoy it.

SC: What books have most influenced you as a writer?

I love mysteries. When I was growing up, the Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys series were staples on my bookshelves. I read them over and over again.

SC: What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging part for me was working up the courage to let others read it. Handing it off to beta readers and editors was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done.

The most rewarding part is the process. I loved getting out of my daily routine and letting my imagination run wild.

SC: What book is on your nightstand?

I’m currently rereading Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone’s Alphabet Series.

SC: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

In 2017, I plan on releasing the next two novels in my series.

SC: Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

I want to thank them for taking the time to get to know me and I hope they’ll love Mayhem in Jinx Cove as much as I do.


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(Savannah is a new author, so she doesn’t have an official website yet, and no FB or Twitter as yet.)


Savannah Mae is the author of the Jinx Cove cozy mystery series. Purveyor of quirky, kooky, charming cozy mysteries and the mayhem that surrounds them.

Why not check out Savannah, and at the same time get 25 other mystery novels, all for 99c / 99p?


To Pre-Order:



KOBO SALES LINK:…/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-…

APPLE: No link yet.

AMAZON: No pre-ordering on this one. Will be available on 27 December 2016.

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Interview with Siboney Webber one of the Authors featured in #25KillerCozies




 SC: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m a multi-genre writer. I’ve been writing paranormal romance and romantic thrillers under a pseudonym for three years but decided it was time to branch out and write the kind of books I loved to read when I was a teenager.

I live just outside of New York City with my teenage daughter and our bulldog, Chubby. I’m a former psychiatric nurse.


SC: Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

I was the kid who always had a story to tell. I loved writing. I devoured books and spent more time with my nose in a book than I did doing anything else. I don’t remember a specific event or time. I think it was just a given that I’d someday write for a living. I’m so tickled that I get to do that now.

SC: What are you currently working on?

I’m deep in research for my next books. Both will be released next year.

SC: Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

I must say, it’s my cozy. It was such a hoot to write. I absolutely love all the characters I created.

SC: What books have most influenced you as a writer?

I’ve read thousands of books in my lifetime. I think the books that still resonate with me are those I never thought I’d read. I was an Oprah’s Book Club devotee. The books I read thus made me think and see beyond my small corner of the world. Every book on that list has stayed with me.

SC: What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging part was allowing myself to write without overthinking it. The most rewarding is the act of writing itself. I love getting lost in a story.

SC: What book is on your nightstand?

Currently, I’m rereading the classics with members of a book club I belong to. We’re reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

SC: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

As mentioned, I plan on writing two new books this coming year. I already have two others written and edited that will be released next year as well.

SC: Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

If you’re a fan of quirky characters with a dash of sass and a spoonful of gumption, you’ll love my Down-Home Cozy Mysteries.


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Some kids want to grow up to be rock stars. Siboney Webber never wanted to grow up. She lived in a world filled with every book she could get her hands on. She’d dream of sitting at a 1929 Underwood Standard No. 3 typewriter and spending her days and nights writing the next great novel, but then life happened.

A twenty-five-year career as a psychiatric nurse in a New York hospital gave her plenty of fodder for future novels, but there was never enough time in her day to execute her plan. After 9/11, Siboney vowed to never make excuses again and put pen to paper. Now, she writes cozy mysteries and maintains a romantic thriller catalog of 16+ titles under a pseudonym.

So far, I’ve written romance under the pen name Grae Lily and now that I’m venturing into cosy mystery territory, my author name will be ‘Grae Lily writing as Siboney Webber’. To check out my other titles, visit me at the links.


To pre-order, please click one of these: 



KOBO SALES LINK:…/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-…

We don’t have a link for iBooks yet. And we’re bringing this book out on its publication date only with Amazon, which is the 27 December 2016.

If you would like to learn a little about the novels and their authors, just go this link: and then click on BOOKS or ABOUT THE AUTHOR.







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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 1

Can’t count! I did #3 interview yesterday.

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New MYSTERY Collection – Guest Author 3

An interesting and engaging interview with cozy mystery novelist Anne R Tan and Alannah Foley. I love to read interviews with other writers, especially crime writers. But then I’m just nosy!

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Rafferty Mystery The Hanging Tree #4, at 99c / 99p for two days only

‘Terrific series.’ #4 in the Rafferty & Llewellyn mystery series.

I’m offering another of my mystery novels at the bargain price of 99c / 99p, for two days only, the 12/13 November 2016.

‘A great book. A wonderfully entertaining read.’

A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER…

‘The old crossroads used to run by here,’ Sam told Rafferty. ‘Legend has it that this was the original Hanging Tree.’

The murder mystery of ‘The Hanging Man’, whose body disappears just before Christmas, and then turns up again, suspended from the ancient ‘Hanging Tree’, has Essex Detective Joe Rafferty questioning his belief in justice and his own role in its pursuit.

Rafferty knows he is expected to go after the murderer with as much vigor as he would any other killer. But he is in danger of becoming his own worse adversary as the victim was a man who escaped jail on a legal technicality after being accused of four child rapes. The case was a cause-célébre and caused much ill-feeling in Elmhurst’s community. In this police procedural, Rafferty must battle against the inner conviction that Maurice Smith – a man who ruined more than just his young victims’ lives – fully deserved to be murdered. He feels that if there is a self-appointed executioner at work, meting out his own form of justice on the legendary Hanging Tree, then Smith’s ‘executioner’ is more to be lauded than condemned.

Consequently, rather less than full of the Christmas Spirit as the Big Day approaches, Rafferty can only wish he hadn’t opened his big mouth and invited his partner, Dafyd Llewellyn’s mother to both his Ma’s spare room and the Rafferty clan’s festive meal. Because, from his own intuition and Llewellyn’s ever more dour expression as his mother’s arrival gets closer, he has reason to believe the wretched woman’s visit is going to end in disaster. And not just for Llewellyn’s burgeoning romantic relationship with Maureen.

Rafferty fears he is about to become the Fall Guy twice over. Because he is only too aware that if he fails to find the murderer because of his own repugnance for the victim, he will also fail as a detective and his moral dilemma will give him no option but to resign.

There are seventeen books in the Rafferty & Llewellyn series:
Dead Before Morning #1
Down Among the Dead Men #2
Death Line #3
The Hanging Tree #4
Absolute Poison #5
Dying For You #6
Bad Blood #7
Love Lies Bleeding #8
Blood on the Bones #9
A Thrust to the Vitals #10
All the Lonely People #11
Death Dance #12
Death Dues #13
Deadly Reunion #14
Kith and Kill #15

Asking For It # 16

The Spanish Connection #17


For 24symbols, scribd and inktera, it is available through this universal link:

Remember, it’s only on offer at this bargain price for two days.

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#25KillerCozies Interview with Ava Mallory, one of the Authors featured in 25 Killer Cozies

Today, we get to meet author Ava Mallory. Her novel, Mercy and Mayhem, A Mercy Mares cozy mystery, is just one of the fabulous 25 novels featured in this great bargain box set.

It’s available for pre-order now, but just on Nook, iBooks and Kobo. It will be available on Amazon on the publishing date, 27 December 2016.


Available for pre-order NOW.


Ava Mallory is the amazing woman who organised all the authors who feature in this book. Organising authors – not a job for faint hearts. I think she’s really Wonder Woman!

She’s also a woman of mystery, hence her author pic!


Anyway, here’s Ava’s interview. Come back tomorrow, and I’ll have another featured author rounded up!


 SC: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Ava Mallory. I like to call myself a genre hoarder. Primarily, I write cozy mysteries, but because you can never have too many mysteries in life, I also write psychological thrillers and romantic thrillers.

Prior to writing full-time, I’ve worn many hats. I was a hospice nurse for twenty years while also raising children, chauffeuring children to activities, volunteering as a child advocate, and sub-contracting as a copywriter for a small publishing house.

Since I became a full-time writer, my life hasn’t changed much. I basically still do all of the above, but this go around, I do it in my pajamas. (Don’t tell my children that! J)

SC: Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

When I was 4 years old, my mother took my younger brother and I to a Storytime activity at our neighborhood library. I don’t know if that was the first time we’d gone or just the most memorable time. When the librarian walked in the room with a book in hand (a Dick and Jane book, if I recall correctly), I knew right then and there that I would grow up to be a writer.

As is often the case, life had other plans for me. I veered this way and that and found a long-time career as a hospice nurse, but I never once lost sight of my goal to become a full-time writer.

SC: What are you currently working on?

I always have several projects going at once. I’m editing the next book in one of cozy mystery series now. I plan on publishing it in January. I’m also outlining a new novel for my thriller series and developing a new cozy mystery series to be released next fall.

SC: Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

I absolutely adore my Mercy & Mayhem novel. It’s the first in my A Mercy Mares cozy mystery series. It’s the most personal of my novels. Each character is loosely based on people I’ve met and/or worked with in my life.

SC: What books have most influenced you as a writer?

I’m an eclectic reader. The books that have influenced me most are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, most of Agatha Christie’s works, and most recently, books by Emma Donoghue.

SC: What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

The most challenging part of writing for me is conquering my own fear. I think we all deal with fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of being exposed. The most rewarding is finishing any project. Typing The End still makes me giddy every single time.

SC: What book is on your nightstand?

(1.) The Silent Witness by Brittainy C. Cherry (2.) Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone

SC: What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

I plan on releasing three new cozy novels in the coming year. One will be the second book in my paranormal cozy mystery series and the other two will be new novels in my A Mercy Mares series.

I also write psychological thrillers under a pseudonym. I’ll have three releases for that pen name next year as well.

SC: Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

I’m thankful for each and every reader. Knowing that someone has read my work means the world to me. I love interacting with them and receiving feedback from them. I cannot wait to share new works with them and some fun perks for newsletter subscribers.


I have three titles in the box set. One is a short prequel to my A Mercy Mares series. The next is the first novel in that series and the other is the first in my paranormal cozy mystery series. I’ve attached cover images for each.


Website link

Facebook Link (author page)

Twitter Link


In Ava Mallory’s world, chocolate is a vegetable and life is a great, big adventure!

When not writing mysteries, Ava can be found surfing the internet, binge-watching her favorite shows and movies, or corralling her children.

There! Having read what Ava plans to achieve next year, you have to agree with me that she’s secretly Wonder Woman!

To pre-order this fab collection, click the retailer’s link.

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#25KillerCozies Interview with Alannah Foley one of the Killer Cozy authors

Interviews with all the Cozy Mystery authors featured in the box set, 25 Mysteries to Die For, which is available to pre-order for just ¢99c or 99p. From Sherri Bryan’s BLOG:


teaser-general-social-media-size-with-box-set-image-available-soon-redYou may already know some of the authors, but others, you may not, and this box set is a great way to discover new authors, and their work, and hopefully find new favourites to add to your list. It’s only available at iBooks, Nook and Kobo for pre-order. It will be available on Amazon on the publication date, 27 December 2016.

Check back often – there’ll be more coming soon!

In today’s interview, I welcome Alannah Foley whose Cozy Mystery,  Deathbed of Roses, is featured in the above mentioned box set.


Alannah, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

AF: I was raised in the UK but in my twenties, I lived in my Australian birthplace for five years. I’m currently settled in Cornwall (south of England), where I’ve based some of my works of fiction.

I’m quite an eclectic writer with two fiction series so far – the Campervan Bushman Mysteries and the shorter Tales from Corny Cove.  Both are light-hearted, easy reads, with a feel-good ending.  My nonfiction books include Campervan Capers, Cycling Widows (satire about living with an obsessive cyclist) and The Jacaranda Trail (where I discovered long-long family, etc Down Under).

Was there a certain time in your life you knew you wanted to write?

AF: My mum says I was always writing down something, although I’m not one of the many authors who ‘always knew’ they wanted to be a writer. Over the years, I’ve scribbled down all sorts of ideas, written songs, poetry and short stories, written and illustrated newsletters, etc.  A sort of diverse creator, I suppose.  But when I was younger, I actually wanted to be a French teacher and absolutely lovedlanguages. Even made up a few!

What are you currently working on?

AF: I’ve not long released the 3rd book in the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series and am working on a follow-up story which I plan to release exclusively to those in my Readers Group. After that, I plan to continue with book 4, although I have a few other projects I’m looking at working on which are ‘black ops’ right now.

Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

AF: Although I love playing with the characters in my Campervan Bushman Mystery Series, I also enjoy writing short stories and other stuff which don’t require so much planning in terms of tying up clues & red herrings. I’ve actually had a good chuckle writing the books in my satirical Cycling Widows series – all that appeals to my impish (read: ‘childish’) sense of humour and it’s less structured. But, at the end of the day, it really is hard to choose which thing you love the best – each book projects gives you something new to explore!

What books have most influenced you as a writer?

Now, that’s another hard one to answer.  As I see it, so many things in life are interwoven that you can’t always pinpoint what helps with what.  Books I read twenty or so years ago, such as Robert Fritz’s The Path of Least Resistance, for example, changed the way I thought about creating what I wanted in life.

When it comes to writing fiction, I think I’ve probably learnt as much from reading it as I have done from reading nonfiction books about writing it.  Reading Scott Mariani’s Ben Hope thrillers, for instance, helped me get clearer on transitioning from one chapter to the next with my action/adventure-style novel, Cyclopathic Tendencies.

In terms of my writing style, I don’t have any hankering to emulate any particular author.  I learn from others, but I think it’s important to find your own voice, because that’s what your readers connect with.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

I don’t consider myself to be a fast writer, so I find it challenging to have so many ideas but so little time. When I’ve written the cosy mysteries in the Campervan Bushman series, I’ve had a few challenges with tying up clues/evidence (I’m sure it comes with the territory!), but what’s kept me going is the fact that I get time to have fun with the characters and dream up unusual things for Scott to do – he’s my main character and is part campervan-surfer, part Crocodile Dundee, you might say. In each book, he and his crew are filming another episode of an outdoorsy TV show, so I get to explore and add stuff like bushcraft, food foraging, and so on into the mix.

 What book is on your nightstand?

I’m gradually working my way through Pipe Dreams by Kelly Slater (a champion surfer, like my main character, Scott). On my TBR pile are some nice big hardbacks about Aborigines and old adventurers in Australia, plus some Bill Bryson travel books and historical fiction paperbacks by EV Thompson.  On my Android, there’s a mishmash of fiction, books on writing and some other nonfiction.  I also like action/adventure/thriller novels by the likes of Scott Mariani, Mario Reading, Michael Cordy, and James Rollins. As you can see, my tastes are quite eclectic.

Will I ever get to read all those books?  Err…  We live in hope!

What can we look forward to seeing from you in the future?

Now that book 3 in the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series is out, I’ll eventually look to publish a set of paperbacks.  I have outlines for future books in the series, plus ideas for free extras for my Readers Group, including a few more free short stories.

I also have a few other ideas in the pipe which I’m researching, so if they get off the ground, I’ll be announcing those at a later date.

Is there anything you’d like to share with your readers?

Basically, a big thank you to my readers who have taken the time to leave reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads.  If you’re a reader and think your reviews don’t matter – think again!  It really is appreciated by an author and helps readers to decide on their next book.

Killer Climate – book 1 in the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series – is currently available free at most outlets – find more info & pick up the links on my website.


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Alannah Foley – aka ‘The Pyjama Writer’ – is the author of light cosy mysteries, short fiction, and bunch of other maverick titles that won’t fall in line.

She was raised in the UK and did a five-year stint in her Aussie birthplace in her twenties, where mozzies regularly used her for target practice. She managed to return to Old Blighty devoid of shark or snake bite, however, and currently lives in picturesque Cornwall with her cycling-obsessed partner.

To date, she has two fiction series – the Campervan Bushman Mysteries and Tales from Corny Cove – both of which are light, easy reads with a few twists, turns and tickles along the way. Her nonfiction titles span topics as diverse as capers in a campervan, the vagaries of living with an obsessive cyclist and her adventures Down Under.

To get sneak peeks at upcoming books, hear about early discounts on new releases, and any cool offers she might be running, why not join her Readers Group? You can currently get a free download when you sign up at

interviews with all the Cozy Mystery authors featured in the box set, 25 Mysteries to Die For, which is available to pre-order for just ¢99c or 99p.


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Getting closer to release date! Excited?I’ll say. I don’t know what to do with myself!


If you haven’t read my previous post. This is 20+ authors attempt to crack the USA Today Best seller charts. I know. Scary, right?

Authors who have been in this game for a while, are only too used to failure and rejection, so this ambitious attempt is a shot in the arm!

Our leader and inspiration for this enterprise, is our lovely fellow author, called Ava Mallory. All I can say is Go, Ava, Go!

It went on pre-order on 8 November, and will be published on 27 December 2016.

Here are the links to pre-order:


KOBO SALES LINK:…/25-mysteries-to-die-for-a-25-…

Still awaiting iBooks Link.

We’re not doing a pre-order at Amazon. You’ll be able to get it there on the day it’s released – 27 December 2016.

Wish us luck!


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Working Like a Loon

Why? I’m currently getting ready to market a big, BIG, bundle of mystery novels. All the preparation for this if we’re to get anywhere worth getting is mind-boggling.

I’m square-eyed, frazzled and about to go doolally. I’m back to working seven-day weeks as we get ready for this. I’d eased up a bit during the last few weeks, only six-day weeks.square-eyed-frazzled-womandownload


But now it’s full on!

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Writing: Patterns and Change – Guest Post…

Returned to my site from self-hosting (don’t ask!). Not sure if I can reblog, but I’ll try. 🙂

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99c / 99p: 4 Rafferty and Llewellyn Novels – Books 5 – 8. Final Day!

LAST DAY! Final chance to grab a 4-novel mystery bargain. If you like a little laughter and mayhem in your murder mysteries, why not try Rafferty & Llewellyn? A steal at 99c / 99p.

Ends 4 November 2016.

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As always, they feature my DI Joe Rafferty, who battles crime – and his selectively law-abiding family – with wit, vigour, and sometimes sheer desperation. He is ably assisted by Sergeant Dafyd Llewellyn, whose moral certainties give Rafferty palpitations.













B & N

And as if that’s not enough, the follow on book #9 Blood on the Bones, is also 99c / 99p!