Thursday, December 25, 2014

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas.  I hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday.  The final giveaway is a paperback copy of my book Dead in a Dumpster along with a bookmark. 


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014

Today's giveaway is a Dead in the Dumpster bookmark

and a Holton Romance Series magnet.



 
 
 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

10 Days of Giveaways

Happy Holidays!


The 10 Days of Giveaways starts tomorrow.  Don't forget to come back each day to see the prize and register to win.  Prizes will include gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and copies of my books.  I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

10 Days of Giveaways

In celebration of the holiday season, I will be giving away 10 prizes each day from December 16, 2014 until December 25, 2014.  Some prizes will be small and others a little bigger. Please come back each day to see the prize and register to win!

 
 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Books Direct Christmas Giveaway

Lynda is hosting a Christmas Giveaway on her blog, Books Direct.  She has a lot of prizes including books, gift certificates, and more.  A eBook copy of my book Dead in a Dumpster is one of the prizes.  Sign up today!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Reading Addiction Blog Tour



October 2, 2014 - Illuminate Caliginosus - Excerpt
October 3, 2014 - Book Lover 2.0 - Excerpt
October 4, 2014 - Mythical Books - Review
October 5, 2014 - Chosen By You Book Club - Excerpt
October 6, 2014 - Avid Book Collector - Excerpt
October 7, 2014 - Must Read Faster - Review
October 8, 2014 - Harps Romance Book Blog - Review
October 8, 2014 - Bound 2 Escape - Excerpt
October 9, 2014 - Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Review
October 10, 2014 - Vonnie's Reading Corner - Review
October 10, 2014 - Twin Opinions - Excerpt
October 11, 2014 - Lilac Reviews - Review
October 11, 2014 - RABT Reviews

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dead in a Dumpster


Dead in a Dumpster is now available for preorder on iTunes and Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon and Smashwords.

Just a tidbit:

I found the body on December 1.  It was a horrible way to end an already terrible day.  At first, I thought she was staring at me.  It took my brain a few moments to determine she wasn’t actually looking at me but sitting perfectly still, eyes wide open, a surprised look on her face, and a huge bloodstain on her chest.  Of course, I have to admit now that my day wasn’t nearly as terrible as hers was.

Release date: September 23, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Release Date set for Dead in a Dumpster

Dead in a Dumpster: Leah Norwood Mystery #1 will be released on September 23, 2014.


When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can’t believe the police consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn’t liked Isabel, but then again, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. As manager of the antique store, Patina, she had made a lot of enemies.

There is Patina’s assistant manager, the handsome and charming Trent. Isabel was blackmailing him. There is Patina’s owner, the aloof and influential Anthony Thorpe.  Isabel was smuggling drugs through his store. And there is the entire drug dealing Cantono family. Isabel had lost a box containing heroin from one of their shipments. That is just to name a few and didn’t even include the stranger who was seen arguing with Isabel just hours before her death.

The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. Leah needs to prove to the sexy new chief of police that she had nothing to do with Isabel’s death.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police charge her with murder?

Currently available for preorder:
Amazon
Smashwords
 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dead in a Dumpster - Cover Reveal

My new book, Dead in a Dumpster, will be released in September.  It is the first book in the Leah Norwood Mysteries series. Here's the cover. It was created by Nicole at Cover Shot Creations http://www.covershotcreations.com/.



"I found the body on December 1st. It was a horrible way to end an already terrible day."

When Leah Norwood finds the body of  Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can't believe the police consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn't like Isabel, but then, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. As manager of the antique store, Patina, she had made a lot of enemies.

There is Patina's assistant manager, the handsome and charming Trent. Isabel was blackmailing him. There is Patina's owner, the aloof and influential Anthony Thorpe. Isabel was smuggling drugs through his store. And there is the entire drug dealing Cantono family. Isabel had lost a box containing heroin from one of their shipments. That is just to name a few and didn't even include the stranger who was seen arguing with Isabel just hours before her death.

The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. Leah needs to prove to the sexy new chief of police that she had nothing to do with Isabel's death.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police charge her with murder?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Notice Me Blog Tour Complete


The Notice Me book blog tour is complete.  This was my first experience with a blog tour, and it was very interesting.  Thanks to all those that registered for the giveaway.  And thanks to these great tour hosts:
Andi's Book Reviews
Book Suburbia
Books Direct
Booklover Sue
Brooke Blogs
For the Love of Bookends
Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Long and Short Reviews
My Devotional Thoughts
Our Wolves Den
Room With Books
Susana's Morning Room
We Love Kink








Sunday, July 20, 2014

Notice Me Blog Tour Continues



Had a great first week on tour.  Thanks to all the tour hosts who hosted a tour stop last week.  One more week of interesting stops.  A paperback copy of all three books in the Holton Series will be given away to a randomly drawn winner.  Please check out these wonderful book blogs.

July 21: Long and Short Reviews
July 22: We Love Kink
July 22: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
July 23: Mismatched Bookends
July 23: Brooke Blogs
July 24: For the Love of Bookends
July 25: Susana's Morning Room

Thanks again to these great tour hosts:
Andi's Book Reviews
My Devotional Thoughts
Room With Books
Our Wolves Den
Books Direct
Booklover Sue
Book Suburbia

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Virtual Book Tour Update


All the tour dates/stops have been set.

Notice Me (Holton Series #2) will be on tour July 14 - 25, 2014.  The tour is being organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Below is a list of tour stops.  A paperback copy of all three books in the Holton Series will be given away to a randomly drawn winner.  Please check out these great book blogs.

July 14: Books to Light Your Fire
July 14: My Devotional Thoughts
July 15: Room With Books
July 16: Our Wolves Den
July 17: Books Direct
July 18: Booklover Sue
July 18: Book Suburbia
July 21: Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
July 22: We Love Kink
July 22: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
July 23: Mismatched Bookends
July 23: Brooke Blogs
July 24: For the Love of Bookends
July 25: Susana's Morning Room

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Virtual Book Tour



Notice Me, the second book in the Holton Romance Series, will be on a Virtual Book Tour presented by Goddess Fish Promotions.  The following book blogs will be sponsoring a stop on the tour during July 14-25, 2014 with more to come.  In the meantime, check out these great blogs!

Books to Light Your Fire
My Devotional Thoughts
Room with Books
Our Wolves Den
BookLover Sue
Susana's Morning Room


Saturday, May 10, 2014

I am looking to increase the number of reviews for my books.  I would be happy to give an eBook copy in exchange for a review posted to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  Any takers?

Please contact me via my website if interested.  http://www.blblair.com/Contact.html

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Read an eBook Week



Read an eBook Week is an annual international celebration of ebooks that kicks off this Sunday March 2, 2014 and runs through March 8, 2014.  Smashwords.com is encouraging its authors to participate and will be offering great discounts for readers:

"Read an Ebook Week is an international celebration of ebooks in which thousands of authors,  publishers and retailers feature free and discounted ebooks to help promote the joys of e-reading to the world's readers.  Each year, Smashwords authors are the most active participants, and our store features the largest selection of participating titles."

Many books on their site will be priced at 25% off, 50% off, 75% off or free.  Visit the Smashwords RAEW Page to view the books.

I thought this would be a great promotion so I will be offering Notice Me (Holton Series #2) for free and Trust Me (Holton Series #3) for 25% off.  The first book in the series Convince Me (Holton Series #1) is always priced at .99 cents.  

I hope you find a good book to read!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Holton Romance Series Book Giveaway Contest


The Holton Romance Series Book Giveaway is now closed. And the winners are:

Natasha Dargan - Grand Prize winner receives a copy of all three books in the Holton Series

Marian Boll - receives a copy of Convince Me (Holton Series #1)
Shruti Khairnar - receives a copy of Notice Me Me (Holton Series #2)
Wendy Mastin - receives a copy of Notice Me (Holton Series #2)
Bethany Mitchell - receives a copy of Convince Me (Holton Series #1)
Jennifer Watts - receives a copy of Convince Me (Holton Series #1)

Congratulations to all the winners.  Thanks to everyone who entered. 

I am giving away 10 copies of Trust Me (Holton Series #3) on Goodreads. If you are interested in entering, please visit the Contest page on my website www.blblair.com. Good Luck!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Holton Romance Series Giveaway

One week left to enter the Holton Romance Series Giveaway.


Contest Details
Five winners will be selected at random to receive one free copy of the book of their choice from the Holton Romance Series.  One grand prize winner will be selected at random to receive a free copy of all three books in the Holton Romance Series.  

Winners may choose to receive the book in an ebook format via Amazon Kindle or Smashwords or as a paperback.  Please note winners requesting a paperback copy will have to provide a mailing address.

To enter, complete the form on my website using the link below.  The entry deadline is Saturday, February, 15, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. central standard time.  Winners will be announced no later than Saturday, February, 22, 2014.  All winners will be contacted via email, and their names will appear on this website as well as other social media outlets.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Holton Romance Series Book Giveaway

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the day that I self-published my first book.  It was a short novella that I have since unpublished.  I was experimenting to see how all this self-publishing stuff worked.  I found out that it was pretty easy.  Maybe too easy?  I have learned a lot since then.  I quickly self-published two more books and have since added a third.

To celebrate my one year anniversary as a published, albeit self-published author, I am giving away some copies of my books.  Below are the contest details and the link to enter.  Good luck and happy reading!

Contest Details
Five winners will be selected at random to receive one free copy of the book of their choice from the Holton Romance Series.  One grand prize winner will be selected at random to receive a free copy of all three books in the Holton Romance Series.  


Winners may choose to receive the book in an ebook format via Amazon Kindle or Smashwords or as a paperback.  Please note winners requesting a paperback copy will have to provide a mailing address.

To enter, complete the form on my website using the link below.  The entry deadline is Saturday, February, 15, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. central standard time.  Winners will be announced no later than Saturday, February, 22, 2014.  All winners will be contacted via email, and their names will appear on this website as well as other social media outlets.


Click here to enter

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Favorite Books of 2013




I have noticed a lot of end of the year posts listing the best or favorite books of 2013.  So I am adding mine.  Here are my favorite books from 2013, in no particular order, and a few honorable mentions.  Descriptions from amazon.com. 


Anyone who has read my posts knows I love the Kate Daniels series.  The latest installment did not disappoint.

Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel by Ilona Andrews
Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…


There were two Savannah Martin books released this year.  Rafe - yummy.  What more do I need to say?

Change of Heart (Savannah Martin Mystery 6) by Jenna Bennett
It’s late February, just two months after Savannah Martin and Rafael Collier finally worked things out between them, and Rafe is already sneaking out of bed in the wee hours.

Catching fellow realtor Tim Briggs rinsing blood from his hands in the office sink makes for a welcome distraction, and when Tim disappears just as one of his clients is found dead in a nearby park, Savannah throws herself into the investigation with abandon.

But even the murder mystery taking place right under her nose can’t completely distract her from worrying about personal problems. Has Rafe changed his mind about their relationship, or is something else going on? And what are the chances of Savannah coming out of this latest debacle with her life – and her heart – intact?

Kickout Clause (Savannah Martin Mystery 7) by Jenna Bennett
When Shelby Ferguson, Savannah’s ex-husband’s new wife, begs Savannah’s help in figuring out what’s going on with Bradley, Savannah can’t in good conscience say no. Shelby has no one else to turn to, no one to whom she can admit that her marriage is on the rocks and that Bradley may be straying.

But helping Shelby turns out to be just the tip of the iceberg. With two different sets of buyers vying to purchase Mrs. Jenkins’s house, and an escaped prisoner targeting Savannah, she has more than enough to deal with. And that’s before TBI rookie Manny Ortega is shot down in cold blood.

With Savannah’s boyfriend Rafe Collier, and their friend, homicide detective Tamara Grimaldi, busy looking for Manny’s murderer, it’s up to Savannah to juggle buyers and agents and vandals and lawyers, and come out on top... without losing her Southern Belle poise or her life in the process.  


The October Daye series is another favorite.  Lots of Action.

Chimes at Midnight: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire
Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down...at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

Toby's efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets--and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there's the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne....

To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists--and they'll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In faerie, some fates are worse than death.

October Daye is about to find out what they are.


I discovered the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries a few of years ago and really enjoyed them.  I read the first six and thought that was the end of the series, but I found two more in 2013.

Little Black Book of Murder: A Blackbird Sisters Mystery by Nancy Martin
Nora Blackbird may have been to the manor borne, but these days money is so tight, she can’t afford to lose her job as a society columnist. So when her new boss at the Philadelphia Intelligencer—Australian tabloid editor Gus Hardwicke—tells her to work the celebrity gossip beat or start checking the want ads, the choice is easy.

Now Nora’s writing a profile on billionaire fashion designer Swain Starr, who recently retired to build a high-tech organic farm with his new wife, Zephyr, a former supermodel. But before Nora can get the story, the mogul is murdered. And now Gus wants her to snap up an exclusive on who killed Starr before the cops do.

But solving a celebrity murder isn’t easy with a home life as colorful as Nora’s. Her sort-of-husband, Mick, a former mobster, is associating once again with unsavory characters. Her sister Libby is on a mission to get her diabolical twins on stage or screen with the help of an unscrupulous former child star. And the youngest Blackbird sister, Emma, just got kicked out of the house by Mick—who refuses to explain why.

If anything can bring the blue-blooded Blackbird sisters together, it’s a murder investigation involving high-society events, glamorous people, and the disappearance of a genetically perfect pig that may or may not be basking in the sun at Blackbird Farm. They’ll all have to pull together this time, because if Nora can’t bring home the bacon, she might have to exchange her bucolic estate for a cramped walk-up.


I have been reading the Mercy Thompson books since the first one came out.  I love Patricia Briggs writing.

Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson) by Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.


I also really enjoyed the following books:
Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer
Emerald Isle (A Stacy Justice Mystery Book Four) by Barbra Annino
Fatal Mistake: Book Six of the Fatal Series by Marie Force
Turning Point (The Kathleen Turner Series #3) by Tiffany Snow
For Whom The Spell Tolls, A Fantasy Romance (Dulcie O'Neil) by H.P. Mallory