Goodreads Giveaway of South of Justice

A limited number of signed copies of the first book published in the Compass Crimes Series are being given away through a Goodreads Giveaway. Readers in Canada and the U.S. are eligible to win. If you love to read, Goodreads is the place to find great books, amazing giveaways, news of upcoming books, and others who love to read.

To enter the giveaway, click on this link: Goodreads Giveaway of South of Justice.

So far the acclaimed suspense series has three books. The fourth is underway, so you have time to catch up.

As always, new authors like me treasure reviews. Be part of the 5% of readers who take the time to give a book some stars and a sentence or two about what you thought of the book.

Like these readers…

“South of Justice is a multilayered, intricate, and suspenseful page-turner you’ll want to read in one sitting.”

–Diane Capri, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers

“Bottom line is: South of Justice is a multilayered romantic book that will grasp your attention and lure you to read it in one sitting.”

–SeriousReading.com

5-Star Reader's Favorite Rating

“If you are someone who enjoys a fantastic plot and a crime tale that will make you wonder and keep you guessing until the end, trust me, you want to put this one on your TBR. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into the next book in this series.”

– Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite, a 5-star review

“South of Justice has an intricate plot with several twists and turns. Long-held secrets keep the reader turning pages all the way to the end. I really enjoyed reading South of Justice and recommend it for anyone who enjoys crime stories with a touch of romance.”

–Luv2read

“South of Justice is fantastic and fun—a crisp and suspenseful story. Fisher makes a wonderful entrance as a crime fiction writer. I can’t wait for North of the Killing Hand!”

–Timothy D. Browne, M.D., author of the Nicklaus Hart medical thrillers

“A fabulous start to an intense series with a large cast of characters I couldn’t help but love and cheer for. Fisher is a master weaver of intrigue and strong characters willing to go the distance to get things done while keeping their love strong.”

–K.D. Fleming, author and Golden Heart Winner

“Tightly written, complex characters, intriguing plot—all the ingredients for a great read! This debut book is a winner, and I am looking forward to more books in the future.”

–Diane Burke, award-winning author of inspirational romantic suspense

“I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the twists and turns had me turning pages deep into the night.”

–Vicki W. Tharp, author of Don’t Look Back

“Past secrets test the bonds of family loyalty and a fledgling love affair. The unwavering strength of the protagonists, their commitment to the truth and to each other will have you cheering for South of Justice.”

–Melissa Hladik Meyer, Author of Good Company

May the suspense be with you!

Book Giveaway to Celebrate Mystery Week

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of North of the Killing Hand as part of the #MysteryWeek celebration on Goodreads. Other mystery, suspense, and thriller authors participating in giveaways are Lee Child, Scott Turow, John Grisham, Lisa Jackson, Joseph Finder, Angie Fox, Laura Griffin, and more. Goodreads has giveaways in many genres. If you’re a reader, join the free website for readers–Goodreads.com. I use it to stay in touch with readers, find new books, and keep track of what I’ve read.

“North of the Killing Hand is another brilliant entry in the Compass Crimes Series by Joni M Fisher, a compelling and intricately woven story for fans of crime fiction…The international setting is equally fascinating and readers will enjoy the way the author establishes the contrast between two worlds, building a powerful conflict around it as the protagonist adjusts and evolves. The themes are well explored, including crime, love and devotion, the sense of justice and revenge. North of the Killing Hand is a beautifully paced, absorbing story that keeps readers’ eyes on its pages.” —Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite 5-stars

 

“Reading North of the Killing Hand means you are in for some suspenseful and gripping story telling.” —SeriousReading.com

Goodreads Book Giveaway

North of the Killing Hand by Joni M. Fisher

North of the Killing Hand

by Joni M. Fisher

Giveaway ends May 07, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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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!)