50 Author Crime Fiction Giveaway

crime series books

Fifty authors of crime fiction have united to give away the first book in their series. You are invited to download all of them or select the ones you like.

Why give away books?

The concept is similar to the one used by drug dealers–give away the first sample and the addict will come back for more. Admit it, you are a reading addict. You’d rather dive into a book than watch television. Readers enjoy using their imaginations.

Readers have to bring something to the reading experience. Readers enjoy seeing the world through new perspectives. Readers thrive on vicariously living dangerously and exploring strange new places.

Welcome to the worlds of 50 crime authors. Let us entertain you.

Please let us know what you think of our creations by posting reviews on social media, Amazon, Goodreads.com, BookBub, and wherever else you tell others about what you’ve read.

You will be added to our fan newsletters, to be notified of future giveaways and new releases and you may unsubscribe at any time.

From all of us who labor to bring you exciting stories, thank you!

North of the Killing Hand is the prequel, the first book by story chronology in the Compass Crimes, my crime fiction series. This is my contribution to the giveaway.

Each book features a woman whose life has been overtuned by a crime and the story is what she does to get justice. If you like crime without gore, try this book.

Women in Thrillers

Twenty-one authors of thrillers that feature heroines are sharing a giveaway. If you like thrillers, suspense, and crime fiction with strong women in them, then click on the link below to download the ones you want. One? All 21? It’s up to you.

Why do authors give away books? To help readers find them. To get reviews, yes, even a negative review, because new authors don’t have the name recognition of the giants in the genre.

So check out the list and maybe you’ll find your next new favorite author. One last beach read for the summer, one last thrill…

My book South of Justice is part of this giveaway because, like my other books, it features a strong heroine. I write about strong women on purpose. To learn why I feature strong women, check out my blog on it:

The Story Behind the Strong Heroine.

Free Christian Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller Books

BookFunnel Christian giveaway

Eleven best-sellling authors have teamed up to celebrate summer with giveaways of books! Why would authors giveaway books?

I’m glad you asked. The answer is three-fold.

One

Authors want readers to discover their work and giveaways encourage readers to read books by authors they might not have heard of yet. The theory is similar to what drug dealers use–the first one’s free. Once a reader is hooked by the fresh voice, memorable characters, and stunning storytelling, the reader will buy other works by that author. Remember the last time you found a book you loved so much you bought everything you could find by that author?

Reading addiction is real.

Two

Authors giveaway books to get reviews. Sure, authors can pay for reviews, but genuine, heart-felt reviews are the best advertising. It’s also called word-of-mouth advertising. Your friends and family know how much you love reading, so they look to you when they want to know what’s worth reading.

Your review on Amazon, Goodreads, BookBub, or other sites help more readers discover new voices in fiction. Goodreads is like Facebook, but for book lovers.

Your social media post naming an author and title of a book helps your friends and family discover new voices in fiction. Posting the cover image is always a plus!

Three

Authors giveaway books is to build their newsletter outreach. If you like the book, you will be notified when the next book by this author comes out. Some authors ask readers to help with choosing cover art or naming characters. You can unsubscribe to a newsletter at any time. Newsletters are also used to announce other giveaways and ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) which are given to reviewer/bloggers and select fans.

So, if you’ve been searching for mysteries, suspense, and thrillers without vulgar language or erotica–download one or all of the books offered by these Christian authors.

Click on the link below for more information and to select your downloads:

 

Free Christian Mystery, Suspense, and Thrillers

 

The following book trailer is about the book I’m giving away. Hope you enjoy it!

 

North of the Killing Hand

Mystery and Crime Fiction Giveaway

Sixty-five authors of mysteries and crime fiction are celebrating June with a giveaway. Choose any or all of the titles to download for your summer reading.

While all the books are mysteries and crime fiction, you’ll find some have a humorous bent, a few have supernatural elements. Do you prefer detective stories? Amateur sleuths?

Check out the list here: Notorious Crimes — A Mystery & Crime Fiction Giveaway.

When you’re done reading, please be kind and leave a brief review wherever you share reviews, Amazon, Goodreads, or your favorite social media sites. Your review is like a thank-you note to the author.

Oh, and if you like North of the Killing Hand in this giveaway, it is the beginning of a series called the Compass Crimes.

Giveaway and Interview at The Reading Frenzy

The good folks at The Reading Frenzy interviewed me and are handling a giveaway of a set of my books in paperback!

ISBN 978-0-9972575-2-6

South of Justice cover art

West of Famous in the Compass Crimes

These are all the books in the Compass Crimes series so far. I’m working on the fourth, the East book which is set in along the Appalachian Trail. For those of you who asked for Nefi to rise into a lead role once again, rejoice.

If any of you have hiked the Appalachian Trail, please contact me. I’d love to learn about your experience for research.

Happy reading!

Click here to go to the giveaway and the interview.

Cover Art Chosen for North of the Killing Hand

Thank you, thank you. Your votes are in for the cover art for North of the Killing Hand, the second book in the Compass Crimes Series! This book will be released on October 16. Here it is:

cover art for book

The runner up was also beautiful, but would have required much more tweaking to get it aligned with the story of Nefi Jenkins. Somehow the short shorts and leather messenger bag didn’t suit the story. When you read it, you will understand. This story is a prequel to South of Justice.

To readers who are on Goodreads.com, there will be a giveaway of 50 signed paperback ARCs of North of the Killing Hand coming up soon. ARC means Advance Reader Copy. More info on that later.

If you are interested in reading deleted scenes from either book, leave a comment. Like other authors, I often have to write background scenes and extra scenes that help me discover more about my characters. These scenes, like deleted scenes in a movie, are not essential to the story.

I could front load the book with history like James A. Michener did in Hawaii, going back to the geologic formation of the islands, but modern readers have too many other things demanding their time. Like hundreds of channels of television to watch. Hobbies. Children. Spouses. You know, life. Michener wrote Hawaii before cable television and the internet, back when people had evenings to spend reading.

Modern readers fight for reading time because it is a luxury. I respect that. I treasure feedback and reviews from readers because writing is a fairly solitary venture. The research and critique-swapping stages involve other people. The majority of work on a book is done alone at a computer facing the blinking cursor.

Book signings, book club appearances, conferences with other writers–these delightful social events keep me going from book to book. Thank you for your votes on the cover art. Watch for the giveaway and the pre-buy links leading up to the October 16th book release.

Oh, and the winners of the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award will be announced at the Florida Writers Conference in October! All prayers for finalist North of the Killing Hand to win are greatly appreciated. Please also pray for Mistletoe Justice to win in the Inspirational Fiction Category. (That’s my friend Carol J. Post’s book!)