COLLATERAL CASUALTIES Cover Reveal

Drum roll please!!!

Here is the awesome cover for Book 5. It will be out in two to three weeks, and my beta readers tell me it is the best one yet. Below the cover is the blurb.

book cover of Collateral Casualties, A Kate Huntington Mystery (#5)

 

Told ya it was awesome! Thank you, Martina Dalton of The Authors’ Redroom.

COLLATERAL CASUALTIES, A Kate Huntington Mystery (Book 5)

When a former client reaches out to psychotherapist Kate Huntington and reveals a foreign diplomat’s dark secret, then dies of ‘natural causes’ just days later, Kate isn’t sure what to think. Was the man delusional or is she now privy to dangerous information?

Soon she discovers her client was totally sane… and he was murdered. Someone is now trying to eliminate her, and anyone and everyone she might have told. Forced into hiding, she and her husband, Skip, along with the operatives of his private investigating agency, struggle to stay one step ahead of a ruthless killer.

Skip and his P.I. partner are good investigators, but this time they may be in over their heads… and they all could end up drowning in this sea of international intrigue.

 

Like all the books in the series, this is also designed to work well as a stand-alone.

I’m currently hard at work on Book 6 (about two-thirds through first draft) and have started the next Kate on Vacation novella. I also have an outline for Book 7, but I’m resisting the temptation to work on it until I have the other two projects completed.

 

My Writer’s Retreat/Summer Cottage Got a Facelift!

My Writer’s Retreat/Summer Cottage Got a Facelift!

My brother and I just spent a week in Maryland painting my little summer cottage up there.  Now it looks so cute, I can’t wait to go up for a writing retreat. I wrote the first draft of Celebrity Status up there two summers ago,  in less than a week! It’s amazing how much writing I can get done when it’s just me, my dog and my computer (with crappy internet so I can’t procrastinate on social media).

Here are the before, in progress and after pictures of the place:

BEFORE:

BEFORE PIC OF LITTLE YELLOW HOUSEside of house before painted

 

IN PROGRESS:

some trim paintedsunroom painted

most of back painted

 

FINISHED!!!

front of house, painted mint greensunroom finished

deck side finished

 

Isn’t it adorable?  I’m so pleased with how it came out!

The 1st Kate on Vacation Novella is Out

I am thrilled to announce my NEW RELEASE,

An UNSAINTLY SEASON in St. AUGUSTINE, A Kate on Vacation Mystery

(Note to Self: If you want to write a Christmas story, start in August, not November.)

 

book cover

 

I decided to go ahead and release this now for several reasons. One, although it’s set at Christmas time, it is not a Christmas story per se. It’s a mystery.

Two, chronologically in Kate Huntington’s life, this story falls between CELEBRITY STATUS (released last November) which occurs in Spring/Summer 2010, and COLLATERAL CASUALTIES (to be released soon) which occurs in the Fall of 2011.

Three, I really wanted to get this little parallel series of novellas about Kate’s adventures while on vacation off the ground. Because I have two more novellas in the series at least partially outlined: Cruel Capers on the Caribbean and Missing on Maui. (I am also diligently working on the next full-length novel, ZERO HERO.)

Blurb for An UNSAINTLY SEASON in St. AUGUSTINE:

Even on vacation, Kate Huntington can’t seem to avoid other people’s troubles. While in St. Augustine, Florida for the Christmas holidays, she and her PI husband get caught up in trying to find a friend of Kate’s parents who’s gone missing. They soon discover that this isn’t just a case of a senior citizen wandering off. Can they reunite the elderly man with his wife before Christmas, or will others who mean him harm find him first?

This is the first of a series of novella-length mysteries with a cozy flavor to them. They feature the same characters from the Kate Huntington Mystery series. These are intended to be light, suspenseful reads that also allow the reader to travel vicariously to interesting and sometimes exotic places.

Available as an e-book for just $1.99 on:

AMAZON    and    BARNES & NOBLE

 

Enjoy!

Kass Lamb

 

 

New Cover for ILL-TIMED ENTANGLEMENTS

I know a lot of my readers really love the ILL-TIMED ENTANGLEMENTS cover. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it.

BUT it doesn’t really match the other covers. When that book was published (Book 2) I hadn’t really established a pattern for the covers. But now…

So here is the brand new cover for ILL-TIMED, that makes it look more like a true member of the series, instead of the stepchild of the group. 🙂

 

new cover--man falling into spider web

cover design by Martina Dalton, The Authors Red Room

 

I love it! Hope you do too.

Kass

 

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Thanks for your support!

Kass Lamb

 

Official Launch of CELEBRITY STATUS — We’re Having a Blast (and a Contest!)

CONGRATULATIONS to Erika Meyer who won my Book Blast Prize package! It will be coming your way soon, Erika.

It is finally the official Launch Day for CELEBRITY STATUS, and we are blasting, blogging and giving away goodies.

Celebrity Status cover

FIRST, Promotional Book Tours is doing a Book Blast for me, sponsoring my book on 50 blogs over the next two weeks and running a contest (see details below on how to win goodies; every person who enters gets a free e-book copy of Multiple Motives).

SECOND, in honor of the book’s launch, I’ve posted a somewhat tongue-in-cheek post over on the misterio press site  on The History of Emotions.  Hop over there and check it out!

 

Celebrity Status, A Kate Huntington Mystery

Kate is now married to Skip Canfield, the man who patiently courted her through the last two books in this mystery series, and life is good. Skip’s private investigating agency, Canfield and Hernandez, may be doing a little too well, however. They have attracted their first celebrity client, a pop singer whose anonymous stalker has a twisted concept of love. Before Skip realizes just how twisted, he involves first his psychotherapist wife and then their lawyer friend, Rob Franklin, in the case.

Soon they are being hounded by paparazzi and someone is planting evidence to convince Skip that Kate and Rob are lovers. As they try to protect their relationship and family from this onslaught of unwanted attention, as well as a stalker who will stop at  nothing to remove the obstacles in his path, Kate and Skip struggle with the reality that you can’t always keep those you love from harm.

About the Author

Author Kassandra Lamb

Writing and psychology have always vied for number one on Kassandra Lamb’s Greatest Passions list. In her youth, she had to make a decision between writing and paying the bills. Partial to electricity and food, she studied psychology. Now retired from a career as a psychotherapist and college professor, she spends most of her time in an alternate universe in which her protagonist, Kate Huntington, is always the kind, generous and insightful person that Kass wishes she was herself.

When not at her computer, transported in mind and spirit into Kate’s world, Kass lives in Florida and Maryland, with her husband and her Alaskan Husky, Amelia. She also hangs out a lot on Twitter and Facebook, so feel free to track her down there.

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The author will be giving away a $30 gift certificate from Amazon, a signed paperback copy of her latest book, Celebrity Status, and EVERY person that enters the contest will get an ebook of the first book in the series, Multiple Motives

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Sneak Peek at the Paperback Cover (with the buy links for the e-book)

I am working on getting Celebrity Status out in paperback. I have the proof from Amazon and it is gorgeous.

But before I forget, here are the buy links for the e-book, which is already available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It is at a special introductory price (for my loyal fans) of $1.99 for the next week or so only!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009WQ9AMW

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celebrity-status-kassandra-lamb/1113579969?ean=2940015522648

Now, click here for a sneak peek at the paperback cover: 

1-6CelebrityStatusPOD copy

Don’t worry, the printing is clear on the final version of the back cover. Mainly I wanted you all to see the picture of the house. It will be on the back cover of all of the paperbacks. (Yes, I’m going to get the whole series out in paperback soon!) I feel like Kate’s house is practically a character in the books, since it plays a big role in a lot of them.

As always, I am so grateful for your support!

Kass Lamb

 

 

Celebrity Status Cover Reveal!

Here it is, folks! Book 4’s front cover:

And more good news! This book will be available in print form as well, as a 6 x 9 paperback. I’ll show you all the back cover soon.

Thanks for all your support!

Kass Lamb

 

Celebrity Status is on its way!

Quick update. Book 4, Celebrity Status, is in the final polishing stages, and early reviewers are telling me it’s the best one yet!

My wonderful cover artist, Rebecca Swift, is hard at work designing a great cover. I will share as soon as it’s done.  Hoping to release in October, early November at the latest.

And I am now blogging at our misterio press site, on a variety of things:  marriage, divorce, birthdays…  We also have two series going, People and Places That Inspire and What Do Readers Really Like. Check it out at www.misteriopress.com

Thanks so much for your support!

Kass Lamb

THE BABY IS BORN, AND IT’S A… BOOK!

Hi All,

FAMILY FALLACIES is now live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!  Here are the links:

  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008A0UWS2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/family-fallacies-kassandra-lamb/1111476691?ean=2940014792387

 

 

I have gotten some great feedback on the cover. Let me know what you think. And it is available at an INTRODUCTORY PRICE of $0.99 through June 30th. Then it goes up to $3.99.

Also, to celebrate the release of the book, misterio press is having a contest. And I’m going on the road! I’ll be guest posting at various folks’ blogs this coming week. Below is the schedule. Come visit at any blog stop and comment, and your name will go in the hat to win a free three-book set of the series (you can gift it to someone else). Actually you can get your name entered multiple times if you comment at each of the blog stops.

And don’t forget to go to www.misteriopress.com and see my book launch post there, Ghosts, Part 2: Can Ghosts get Jealous? If you comment there, you will be entered in the contest as well, and there’s another way to get entered yet again. Go to the mp site and check it out. 

The contest winner will be announced here and at misterio press.

Blog Hop Stops:

Monday, 6/11 – Going over to the dark side to be interviewed by Stacy Green at Turning The Page, http://stacygreenauthor.com

Tuesday, 6/12 – Why Do We Hurt The Ones We Love? – Rhonda Hopkins lets me get serious about some, well, serious stuff, at http://rhondahopkins.com

Wednesday, 6/13 – “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful” – Lightening things up a bit as I talk about body image and self-esteem as the guest of Alica McKenna Johnson at http://alicamckennajohnson.com

Thursday, 6/14 – A Check-Up From the Neck Up – Hanging out with Ginger Calem, of world-renowned Writer’s Butt Wednesdays fame, and sharing some tips for maintaining your mental health, at http://gingercalem.wordpress.com

Friday, 6/15 – Chatting with Jennifer L. Oliver about writing, eating and puppy dogs (no puppy dogs will be hurt in the process) at http://www.small-escapes.com

And as always, thanks so much for all your support!

Oh, Wow! I am so excited to be finally launching my series in style. Gotta remember to breathe. Where’s my paper bag?

Kass