Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Little Liquor, a Lot of Larceny

It's release day for the Tai & Trey short story, "Liquor, Larceny, and the Ordinal Classification of Courtship Rituals." You can get it now on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents!

It's the story of Tai's first date with Trey, although exactly what constitutes a first date is a point of contention. It takes place right after The Dangerous Edge of Things, the first book in the Tai Randolph series from Poisoned Pen Press.

After a week of murder and mayhem, Tai is eager to enjoy an actual, honest-to-goodness, sit-down dinner date with the new man in her life, ex-SWAT cop Trey. Their very first date, in her estimation. Trey disagrees—surely by this point in their relationship they've already had a date—but before Tai can summon a rebuttal, she realizes that something's going down in their quietly upscale surroundings, something nefarious, and she and Trey are right in the thick of it. Can they discover the bad guys before the bad guys discover them? And most importantly, can they manage to have a romantic evening that doesn't involve bloodshed or gunplay?

I hope you like reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Look for more liquor-themed promotions coming up as we count down to release day for Necessary Ends (including a giveaway of How To Be A Bourbon Badass by Linda Ruffenach).

Coming in April!

Necessary Ends, the sixth in the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series from Poisoned Pen Press, hits a bookstore near you on April 3rd! I really enjoyed writing this one, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it.

I'll have all the details in the spring newsletter, as well as info on pre-release giveaways, debut day parties, and other fun stuff.

In Necessary Ends, Tai must put her personal troubles on the back burner to help Trey solve a brutal crime from his past. Four years previous, when Trey was still an Atlanta patrol officer, movie producer Nick Talbot was charged with the murder of his actress wife, only to be set free after a dirty cop tainted the evidence. Now someone wants Nick dead, and he's convinced it's Trey. Tai must use every trick in her not-quite-aboveboard playbook to unravel the mystery before a vigilante killer strikes again.

This is a pivotal book in the series, one that takes Tai into a brand new chapter of her life, and I hope you'll join me—and her—for the ride. Also...
I'm looking forward to sharing this next installment of Tai and Trey's adventures with you. Thanks so much for being a part of their world, and mine.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wanna be a Bourbon Badass?

It's no secret—my girl Tai loves herself a drink. And while her tastes run from PBR to scuppernong wine to mojitos, her drink of choice is bourbon, straight or on the rocks.

Tai is also a badass, so it was my distinct pleasure to meet Linda Ruffenach at the American Booksellers Association's Winter Institute. Her book How to Be a Bourbon Badass was smart and funny and chockful of good bourbon information (and recipes!) designed to make anyone an expert in the art of good brown liquor.

You can pre-order Linda's book HERE. You can also visit her website, Whiskey Chicks (if you're 21 or over) and the Whiskey Chick's Facebook page. And to celebrate both her book and my short story "Liquor, Larceny, and the Ordinal Classification of Courtship Rituals" (which you can get HERE), I'm giving away one copy of How to Be a Bourbon Badass on April 3rd, the release day for Necessary Ends.

Enter below! And good luck!

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Mysteries on Sale for February!

I know what kind of reader you arevoracious. Luckily, my writer friends all have sales this February. Check out one of their fine mysteries.

Deadly Secrets - 2/1-2/28 - FREE

Epitaph - 2/19-2/28 ~ 99¢

A View to a Chill - 2/1-2/28 ~ 99¢

Murder in the Theater - 2/1-2/28 ~ 99¢

A Charming Fatality - 2/6-2/12 ~ 99¢
Checkered Thief - 2/13-2/19 ~ 99¢
Color Me A Crime - 2/20-2/26 ~ 99¢
A Charming Secret - 2/27-3/5~ 99¢

Cupids Curse - 1/31 - 2/6 - $.99 
Fifth Night: A Writers Retreat Mystery - 2/21-2/2 

Death at the Midnight Dragonfly - 2/1-2/14 ~ 99¢ 

House of the Hanging Jade - 2/1-3/4 ~ 99¢