Death in June Giveaway

Hey Guys! There’s another giveaway up and running, and it’s full-sized books again! Those are the best kind because they don’t tease you with ten percent of the book and then leave you hanging.

Nope nope nope.

When you click on over to Death in June, you’ll get instant access to 34 mystery/thrillers from up-and-coming new authors who just might end up being the next Stephen King or Patricia Cornwell.

And you can say you read them when!

All books are complete in their entirety. All are free when you sign up to receive the author’s newsletter.

So what are you waiting for? Go get ’em 🙂

I did!

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Forty-Nine Free Thrillers!

pexels-photo-267684Do you take advantage of giveaways? If you don’t, today is the day to begin 🙂 I’ve just joined Bookfunnel, and let me say this — I LOVE IT. Via Bookfunnel, you can find your next favorite author for free.

Why do authors list their books for free?

A lot of work goes into writing a novel. If it’s free, apparently it’s not worth reading.

NOT TRUE!

We offer our books for free to find new audiences who might just love us. Word-of-mouth is still the best form of advertising, after all. And while not all authors subscribe to this theory, some of us still do.

Also, I just like making people happy 🙂

I discovered one of my favorite authors in this way. I was broke but fiending for something to read, so I perused the free section on my Kindle. Low and behold, there was an intriguing offering up from Scott William Carter, called The Gray and Guilty Sea. I downloaded it, loved it, and now I buy all his Oregon Coast Mysteries. His book is still running free if you like curmudgeonly detectives and gorgeous, moody settings. (YOU MUST, YOU MUST!) Here’s the link: The Gray and Guilty Sea.

My own book, Ashkettle Crazy, is running free today on Bookfunnel. You can pick it up here:  Thrillers That Thrill. You can pick up 48 other mesmerizing thrillers at that link as well. Opting in for the free book nets you entrance to the individual author’s newsletter, where you’ll get the chance to follow the ones who become your favorites.

And if you download a book you don’t like? You’re not stuck receiving emails from that author forever. Unsubscribing is as easy as clicking a button 🙂

I hope you’ll stop in and see what’s up for grabs. I’ve downloaded a ton since the giveaway started, stocking up for this summer when I have a free moment, a blanket, and my favorite pine tree to linger beneath. His name is Piney, and he lives in our backyard. When my daughter was little, she had a friendship necklace that was two necklaces — each one side of a heart. She wore one and hung the other around Piney’s lowest branch.

Yes, we’re just that crazy about pine trees here 🙂

We’re that crazy about free books too.

Are you?

Happy reading!

Oh, and one final word? If you read a book and love it, please review it on Amazon. We’ll heart you forever!

 

 

Giveaway! Free Books!

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Stormy weekend!

Soooooooo …

Shaw’s Obsession is part of a romantic suspense giveaway over on Instafreebie this month. It would be a great time to go grab a nice long excerpt for free, just to see if you’ll like the book 🙂

AND …

You’ll find 21 other books from amazing, new authors there too — all written around the themes of romance and suspense. It’s absolutely free to claim your favorites. Some are excerpts like mine, some may be full books — all for free.

Giveaways like these help introduce passionate readers to up-and-coming new authors who want to get their names out there, and sometimes, they help you find your next favorite book series.

So what are you waiting for? Go check them out, and maybe you’ll make a new book friend for life!

Giveaway: Secrets and Sins

Freebies Leading Up to Launch!

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Book four is slated to launch late March/early April, and we’re running freebies all month long to celebrate, beginning on March 2. So if you haven’t read books 1-3 or the short prequel to book 4, keep checking back for your chance to score a free Kindle copy.

Ashkettle Crazy, the first book in the series is free starting today and lasting up through Sunday. It’s a windy weekend read you’re going to love, so go …

 

GRAB YOUR FREE COPY TODAY 🙂 

 

Portraits of Dack and Sonny

I’m not sure whether it’s like this for every writer, but sometimes, when I’m searching for stock photos to make my book covers, I’ll run across one that looks eerily familiar.

Because it features someone who’s the spitting image of my character.

When I first started writing the Ashkettle Boys books, I didn’t have a concrete image in my mind of what the brothers looked like. And then one day, I ran across this image.

Young man using a digital tablet in the woods

Instantly, I knew this was Dack Ashkettle. I recognized his clothes, his expression and his surroundings. In Book One, Bo reminisces about Dack’s uncanny ability to make himself disappear by heading into the woods with a beat-up book and a cranky flashlight.

Bingo!

The young man in this pic holds a tablet, but the sentiment is the same.

In my mind’s eye, this is Dack after the boys make their escape from evil Uncle Merle and find refuge with Sonny at the cabin.

And after Sonny buys him new clothes that fit, and he gets his stylish new haircut.

And speaking of Sonny …

Dark portrait of scary man with evil eyes

Those eyes, though!

I haven’t run across an image of Bo’s face yet, but when I do, I’ll share it with you. These are all stock images, purchased from the site I utilize for cover art.

What about you? Do you have your own idea of how the Ashkettle boys might look? If so, I’d love to hear about it!

Let me know in the comments 🙂 And don’t forget to claim your free copy of “Ashkettle Fierce!” The promotion ends tomorrow.

Anne

Bo and Janie and News You’ll LOVE!

Have you met Janie Gentry? She’s a character who was initially introduced in Ashkettle Crazy as the narrator of the prologue, and if you’ve made it as far as the third book in the series, you’ve gotten to know her a bit better.

Janie has a big heart and a sharp mind. She’s studying to become a teacher, and she’s the Bella to Bo’s Edward, the Ana to his Christian, the yang to his yin.

They’re friends with benefits, y’all.

No, not really.

In the Ashkettle world, slow romance is still a thing. It might be the 1980s, but these kids have more on their minds than just big hair and parachute pants.

Unlike myself back in the day.

Sonny and Dack love Janie like a sister, but Bo feels a bit differently …

“Sometimes I had a hard time breathin’ when she was in the room.” 

Janie wears Bo’s promise ring on her third finger, but she still lives back home where she attends college and helps care for her father who suffers from dementia.

Because Janie’s got it going on.

This explains Bo’s fury when someone or something threatens the woman he’s loved since he was old enough to walk upright.

In fact, Janie’s psychotic stalker has all three brothers blisterin’ mad.

And three angry Ashkettles are never a good thing.

Unless you’re the young woman being terrorized.

Then the odds are definitely in your favor.

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of Ashkettle Fierce, now is your chance because:

to say

THANK YOU

and

IN THE NAME OF YOUNG LOVE

the Kindle version of

ASHKETTLE FIERCE will be FREE on February 14, 15, and 16.

You can claim your free copy here on those days.

Happy early Valentine’s Day!

And would it be obnoxious of me to ask for a review if you enjoy the story?

Because I hate obnoxious people.

But I LOVE reviews.

I’m gonna do it.

Please review? Pretty Please? And if you’ve read other books in the series and didn’t hate them, reviews of those would be lovely as well.

And if you read them and DID hate them, email me. We’ll chat. We don’t even have to chat about books. We can talk about other things. Not to brag, but I speak a mean beagle.

Anne

(P.S. I love comments nearly as much as reviews. Join the conversation!)

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