Thank you for making the release of A Merciful Truth a huge success last month! It landed on the Wall Street Journal best seller list at #2. The best I've ever placed. The first book in the series, A Merciful Death, hit number one on Amazon last month for all their ebooks--also the best I've ever placed. The third book, A Merciful Secret, will be out in January. That book is written and I'm starting the fourth book in series. I love starting a new book--everything is bright and shiny.
The Bone Secrets series novels are $2 each. Click Here
The Rogue River novellas are .99 each. Click Here
The Callahan & McLane series novels are $2 each. Click Here
The Rogue Winter novellas are .99 each. Click Here
The Rogue Vows novellas are $1.50 each. Click Here
The second book in my Mercy Kilpatrick series is available for preorder at Amazon. Thank you to all the readers who let me know how much they enjoyed the first book. I'm hard at work on the third book in the series, and It will be released in January 2018.
It’s release day for A MERCIFUL DEATH! I’m so excited that the book is now available. Mercy Kilpatrick’s story has been floating in my head for several years and I’m relieved to have it on paper. It’s my first book in hardcover. A fitting celebration for my tenth novel. My regular readers will recognize Mercy from TARGETED, where she was an FBI agent with Ava McLane. Now Mercy is working in Central Oregon on a case that is tied to her past. And her past is an unusual one. I hope my readers love her as much as I do.
How is October half over already? I've had my head down, fiercely working on the second book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series. It’s due at the end of the month and I’m counting the days until I have some time off. I plan to relax during November and December before diving into the third Mercy book.
Last month we went to Bouchercon, the world mystery writer’s conference in New Orleans. I'd never been to NOLA before. We ate. And ate. And ate. It's true; the food is amazing. I tried beignets, absinthe, shrimp, desserts, and 25 cent martinis. (We went to that restaurant twice.) I spoke on a panel about writing police procedural novels with several other authors, so I did some authorly things too.
My other big news is that we adopted a kitten for my youngest daughter. Her name is Paris.
Last week I spent several days at the International Public Safety Training Academy in Wisconsin for the Writers' Police Academy. Organized by former cop and author Lee Lofland, this was the third time I've attended and each year it gets better and better. Where else can writers meet a K9 officer and his dog, attend a mock death investigation, cause another car to spin out while in pursuit (hands on!), fire handguns and AR-15s, learn about poisons, ballistics, explosions, arson, PTSD, and how to apply a tourniquet to the stub of a severed limb? Taught by some of the best instructors in the nation, it's a peek into the real life of law enforcement. Every year I'm impressed by the amount of training that our law enforcement officers experience and the types of split second decisions they face every day on the job.
The results of my AR-15 practice
Me, guest speaker Tami Hoag, and Melinda Leigh
Staged car accident with life flight response
Do you own DEAD IN HER TRACKS? Amazon spent over a year developing Kindle in Motion and has embedded video and animation in both of the Rogue Winter novellas. It's gorgeous! They hired actors and built sets and even hired a helicopter in Alaska to get a shot of a snowy forest. If you already own the novellas, the updated Kindle in Motion version is free and you will see the update in "Manage your content and devices" tab in your Amazon account when you look for DEAD IN HER TRACK or Melinda Leigh's TRACKS OF HER TEARS. The one drawback is that it's only available on the Kindle Fire tablets or the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. It is not visible on Kindle e-ink devices (Paperwhite, Voyage, Oasis) It's so beautiful, it's worth getting the free Kindle app just to check out this new technology.
Find the novellas here.
Also available with Kindle in Motion:
THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgsen Burnett.
DARKNESS THERE by Edgar Allan Poe
I'm back from a week in San Diego with 2000 of my closest writing friends at the Romance Writers of America's annual conference. There's nothing like rubbing shoulders with that many motivated authors to get me in my writing groove. San Diego was incredibly gorgeous and I'm jealous of their warm weather and water views. I got to meet readers, gave away lots of books. and ate too much incredible food. Now I'm working hard on the second Mercy Kilpatrick book as I look ahead to the Writer's Police Academy in a few weeks.
Coming in January! My first hardback release, A MERCIFUL DEATH, follows FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick which many of you met in TARGETED. It's the start of a new series, but you'll bump into familiar faces from my other books. It's available for preorder on Amazon even though my publisher hasn't finalized the cover yet. Here's a description:
FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land—and off the grid—in rural Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. Years ago, a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the Cave Man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes and stealing huge numbers of weapons, creating federal suspicion about a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to another unsolved mystery from Mercy's past.
Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle’s Nest to face the family that shunned her while maintaining the façade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle is the Cave Man’s latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout...
Pre-Order A MERCIFUL DEATH @ Amazon.
Do you live near Louisiana? This will be my first visit to New Orleans, but I try to attend the Bouchercon World Mystery books convention each year. I'll be signing books and speaking on a panel at Bouchercon in NO September 15-18.
Visit www.bouchercon2016.com for more information on Bouchercon and who'll be attending!
Are you in Southern California? This year Romance Writers of America is holding their yearly conference in San Diego. I'll be signing books on July 13th at San Diego's Marriott Marquis along with 400 other authors at this event.
For more information on this year's RWA signing and events visit https://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=564
Pick up your copy of TARGETED today @ Amazon.
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