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It’s a #KindleVella #giveaway from Bookthrone authors!

FIND NEW & AMAZING STORIES ON KINDLE VELLA ⚡
🔥Start Binge-Reading.🔥
🎁 KIndleVella Authors are giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader. Enter our giveaway for a chance to win for a Chance to Win.

I’m so stoked 2 of my KindleVella books _ The Jane Austen Murders and Death Between the Pages are part of this great giveaway.


https://www.bookthrone.com/october-vella-giveaway


#kindlevella #kindledeals #kindlereads #kindlebooks #kindlepromo

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#KINDELVELLA event October 5-11; READ FOR FREEEEEE!

Exciting news, kids. If you’ve been on the fence about reading on the new #KINDLEVELLA platform, you can take advantage of this amazing event from Amazon from today until 10.11 and read any story in any genre, up to 100 episodes daily FOR FREEEEEEE!

Ususally only the first 3 episodes of any story are free, but now you can read up to 100 free a day on any story. Looking for some new writers? Check out the genres section on Vella and try a few new ones a day -FOR FREEEE!!!

I do love that word.

I’ve got 3 great stories on the platform that tie in with the HALLOWEEN season – they are all crime dramas, murder mysteries, and thrillers, so take your pick.

Here are the links, so what are you waiting for????

VINDICATION:

Someone is murdering teenage girls in Washington, DC. The FBI’s special division, the SPCD – the Sexual Predators of Children – has been working the case for the past 6 months. When a Senator’s daughter goes missing, the team, led by Tucker Petrie, has to call on retired profiler – and his past partner – Kella O’Brian. Reluctantly, she rejoins the team and they search for a link to the girls who have been abducted, then killed.

DEATH BETWEEN THE PAGES:

A cheating husband. A group of widows. A hospital bed. A priest. What do they all have in common? Death.

THE JANE AUSTEN MURDERS ( A fan favorite for over 35 weeks!)

Homicide Detective Elizabeth Bennett and senior partner Frank Churchill are called to Longbourne College when the body of student Charlotte Lucas is found bludgeoned to death. Charlotte, a scholarship student had a healthy supply of designer clothes, jewelry, and a safe deposit box loaded with cash. Where did she get them? Charlotte had a very antagonistic relationship with her English professor, Dr. Darcy, and he soon becomes the primary suspect. But did he do it?

Happy reading, kids! ( FOR FREEEEEE!)

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#tuesdayteaser from THE JANE AUSTEN MURDERS #kindlevella

Just a little something to whet your KINDLE VELLA reading appetites. From THE JANE AUSTEN MURDERS a fan favorite for over 30 weeks.

“Detectives,” the officer at the apartment door greeted them, touching a finger salute to his cap.

“What ya got?” Frank asked.

While he referred to his notepad, the young officer read, “Vic is Charlotte Lucas, twenty-two, senior at Longbourne College. Discovered this morning by her roommate, Lucy Steele, at approximately seven-thirty.”

“Is the roommate still here?” Frank asked.

“Yes, sir. In her bedroom. The girl’s pretty shook up so I left my partner with her.”

“Anyone else here?” Lizzy asked.

“ME just arrived. CSU’s on the way.”

Frank nodded. “Thanks. Keep the door secure.”

Together, the detectives entered the apartment. Frank crossed his hands behind his back while Lizzy folded hers into her jacket pockets.

The front door opened into a living room that was a wide L shape, an efficiency kitchen forming the bottom part of the letter. Full-length floor-to-ceiling windows spanned one wall, the professional treatments open, letting in the early morning sun. Two sofas were a cocoa-colored leather, a detailed ornamental rug under them. The lamps on the two end tables were crystal, and the paintings on the wall were large and bright. Lizzy’s gaze flicked over one twice. It was a confusion of colors and strokes, all blending together to form an obelisk in the center of the canvas.

Modern art. Weird.

Both rooms were painted a stark, antiseptic white.

“Furniture’s not cheap,” Lizzy said. “My sister Jane would kill just for the couches. Place like this usually doesn’t go for less than three grand a month. Furnishings tell the vic must have money.”

Frank hummed a simple, “mmmm.”

The room had an order to it that bordered on perfection.

“There’s nothing personal in here at all,” Lizzy said, looking around.  “No photos, no mementoes. It’s like a hotel.”

“Check the kitchen,” Frank said.

A quick glance at it and Lizzy saw a juice glass and a bowl in the sink, a drizzle of milk in the bottom of it.

Someone had time to eat.

The coffee maker was empty and spotless. The countertops glistened.

“Wonder if she had a housekeeper?” Lizzy said.

They found the victim’s bedroom at the end of a short hall, the pungent smell of her death guiding them in the right direction. Lizzy blew out a few quick breaths. The acrid and metallic smell of blood always made her queasy and she’d found that clearing her mouth and nose helped abate the nausea. From his squatting position next to the bed, Lizzy could make out the bald head of the county’s medical examiner.

“Detectives,” Dr. Hurst said, never raising his gaze to them. “This one’s messy. Be careful coming around.”

Paying close attention to where she stepped, Lizzy walked around the bed.

“Talk to us,” Frank said.

Hurst impaled the skin on the victim’s abdomen with the spiked end of the liver thermometer, stabbing it through with a purposeful, deliberate shove until it reached its mark. “Basically, her head’s been pulverized. Beaten to death with something long and hard.”

“Like what?” Lizzy asked.

Hurst shook his head. “Can’t tell for sure. I need to get exact measurements. Something like a baseball bat maybe. The splatter on the walls tells me the whole incident took place right here.” He removed the thermometer, a wet, sucking sound following it out on a path from her liver, through the muscles and fascia, to the outer skin.

The noise made the bile Lizzy was trying to keep down jump in her gullet.

She didn’t look at the victim. Couldn’t.  Not first.  The aftereffects of death on the surrounding area were easier for her to deal with than viewing the actual body from the onset.

Easier to deal with the facts, she thought. With the evidence. The victim wasn’t going anywhere.

 Her gaze followed the bloodstream staining the wall and across the curtains and bedspread. Fat, gorged globules of brownish, rusty tinged streaks marred the wall in an inverted triangular pattern, with the higher droplets less dense, thinner, and elongated.

“He was angry,” she said, scrutinizing the splatter from top to bottom and back again.

“Understatement,” Hurst replied, a caustic chortle escaping with it. “Lotta rage here to cause this much damage. Her face looks like oatmeal with ketchup.”

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It’s a #KINDLEVELLA giveaway event @ BOOKTHRONE

FIND NEW & AMAZING STORIES ON KINDLE VELLA this month!
🔥Start Binge-Reading.🔥
🎁BOOKTHRONE and contributing authors are giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win.
https://www.bookthrone.com/august-kindle-vella-giveaway

MY Kindle Vella murder/mystery, VINDICATION Is part of this great giveaway.

Someone is murdering teenage girls in Washington, DC. The FBI’s special division, the SPCD – the Sexual Predators of Children – has been working the case for the past 6 months. When a Senator’s daughter goes missing, the team, led by Tucker Petrie, has to call on retired profiler – and his past partner – Kella O’Brian. Reluctantly, she rejoins the team and they search for a link to the girls who have been abducted, then killed.

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Vindication is an NN Lights Mystery & Suspense Bookish selection today! #serialmurderer #FBI

I’m so excited to be a part of @NNP_W_Light’s Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event. Check out all the mystery/suspense/thriller books and enter the giveaway to win a $35 Amazon gift card: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/mystery-and-suspense-bookish-event

My book VINDICATION is spotlighted here today on NN LIGHT: VINDICATION

And you can check it out here on KINDLE VELLA VINDICATION.

Someone is murdering teenage girls in Washington, DC. The FBI’s special division, the SPCD – the Sexual Predators of Children – has been working the case for the past 6 months. When a Senator’s daughter goes missing, the team, led by Tucker Petrie, has to call on retired profiler – and his past partner – Kella O’Brian. Reluctantly, she rejoins the team and they search for a link to the girls who have been abducted, then killed.

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A #Mystery & #suspense #bookishevent from NN Light; #entertowin #death

I’m so excited to be a part of @NNP_W_Light’s Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event. Check out all the mystery/suspense/thriller books and enter the giveaway to win a $35 Amazon gift card: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/mystery-and-suspense-bookish-event

Today, my mystery short story collection DEATH BETWEEN THE PAGES, exclusively available on Amazon Kindle Vella is spotlighted. Here’s the NN Link: DEATH

A cheating husband. A group of widows. A hospital bed. A priest. What do they all have in common? Death.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway:

Enter to win a $35 Amazon US or Amazon Canada gift card

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750183

Open Internationally. You must have an active Amazon US or CA account to win.

The giveaway runs from August 9 – August 18, 2022.

The winner will be drawn on August 19, 2022.

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A #Mystery & #Suspense Bookish event from NN LIGHT; #Kindlevella #femaledetective #entertowin

I’m so excited to be a part of @NNP_W_Light’s Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event. Check out all the mystery/suspense/thriller books and enter the giveaway to win a $35 Amazon gift card: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/mystery-and-suspense-bookish-event

My Mystery book today – exclusive on KINDLE VELLA – is THE JANE AUSTEN MURDERS voted a TOP FAVED Kindle Vella story 20 weeks in a row!

Enter to win a $35 Amazon US or Amazon Canada gift card

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750183

Open Internationally. You must have an active Amazon US or CA account to win.

The giveaway runs from August 9 – August 18, 2022.

The winner will be drawn on August 19, 2022, by NN Light.

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A #bookthrone #kindlevella #giveaway #Entertowin

READ ON KINDLE VELLA 

I’m so excited to tell you about this wonderful new contest from BOOKTHRONE. It’s specifically for Kindle Vella readers ( and you should be one) and 2 of my books are featured. You can read the rules and enter here: KINDLE VELLA BOOKTHRONE CONTEST

We’re giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky Book Throne reader. 

For your chance to win, all you have to do is READ, READ, & READ. Read, Follow the Story, Give Thumbs-Up to Episodes, and Award your Weekly Fave Vote to our stories above. All stories are only available on Kindle Vella. The more you read the better. Our sponsoring authors would love every bit of support from you. 

INCREASE YOUR CHANCE TO WIN by doing one or all of the following;

Read the first 3 episodes of our stories above for free on Kindle Vella

Share the giveaway through the links below.

Refer a friend

Winner will be chosen randomly. 

Entries must be received by midnight July 15th, 2022 GMT.

The Winner will be contacted via email not more than 48hrs after the giveaway has ended.

(Beware of Scammers! Book Throne will never ask you to fill in a form or ask for any payment whatsoever when you win. We  also DO NOT announce winners on Facebook or any social media platforms. Always refer to the giveaway page to check if you’ve won.)

This giveaway is sponsored by the following authors;

Pearl Hunter, Linda Nightingale, R.G. Roberts, Peggy Jaeger, Penelope Wright, Joan Reeves, Carly Claire, Emma Lynn Everly, Eva DeMoan & Book Throne.  

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Romance Writers: I’ve got a class for you!

I am tickled pink to announce that on March 26, I will be teaching an online course through RWA titled KINDLE VELLA FOR BEGINNERS.

Since I’ve had such success with this new Amazon platform I was asked by the President of the RWA to give a workshop to other Romance Writers on the topic. I was humbled to be asked, believe me.

The cost of the class is $25.00 ( the price may be higher for non-RWA members) and here’s what we’ll be covering in the two hours:

•What Kindle Vella is

•How it works

•The kind of content is allowed

•How do you start a story and publish it

•How authors get paid

•How readers use it

If this looks like something of interest to you, here’s the registration. Just Scroll down until you see my listing – it’s the third one. VELLA FOR BEGINNERS

Registration is open now until March 25th and ANY WRITER may attend – whether you are an RWA member or not.

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Episode 2 in DEATH BETWEEN THE PAGES is up on #kindlevella

I love sharing my short stories with you all and Kindle Vella has made it so easy. My newest series, DEATH BETWEEN THE PAGES is all about retribution, revenge, and taking back your life after a tragic incident.

The newest story, SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN, was released today. You can read it for free on the Kindle Vella app.

Here’s a little snipper to whet your mystery reading appetite:

An early evening Mass was in session when Halley entered the church and found an empty pew halfway up to the altar.

            She heard his voice before she saw him. She’d never forgotten that voice. It had a rugged, robust timbre that resonated throughout the church, bouncing off the stone pillars and sailing to every parishioner’s soul. It commanded, demanded, rapt attention. Halley knew the strength behind the voice; the seduction of words meeting air, splicing together to make heads and hearts swim. She remembered how that voice had affected her.

            And she remembered what the person behind the voice had done to her.

            Then she saw him.  He was much the same as her memory allowed. Older, of course, but with age, more appealing physically than before. Gray streaks shot out from

his temples, worming their way behind his ears. His eyes hadn’t changed at all. Ice blue orbs shaded by the blackest of lashes. Eyes that saw into your very core. Eyes that could twinkle with the merriment one moment and ignite with the flames of desire the next.         

            Halley had been witness to both extremes.

            As she knelt and made the sign of the cross, a sudden qualm of doubt at her mission and its ultimate goal fired through her. Just as quickly, reason overtook doubt. She had to do what had been planned; complete what had been started. Hers wasn’t the only life in the balance here. There were the others to consider. They had put their faith, their trust, and their hopes in her. She would not let them down.

Intrigued? Read it here: Suffer, the Little Children

And if you haven’t read VINDICATION yet, click on the link to try the first 3 chapters for free.

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