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I’ve got a new dog! Help me name him.

(Note: If you get this post twice, my apologies. I recently moved my site to a new host and I’m testing some things.)

Hey, Everyone. I’ve got a new pup at my house. Well, he’s two so not so much a puppy anymore.

Pop on over to my Facebook page and vote for your favorite name for him. My original options were Toby, Sherlock or Copper. But many of my readers have offered other cool ideas.

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At this point, the top runners are Toby, Sherlock, Rascal and Charlie Brown. But I’m still open to suggestions. Click HERE to join the fun!

Tips for Photographing Your Pets

I suspect my dog loving readers will enjoy this, by my cofounder of misterio press, Shannon Esposito…

1)      Background: Be aware of your background. Is there something behind your pet that’s distracting? If you want your pet to be the sole focus, you can use a neutral background like a plain wall, grass or window.

Tip: Use a wide aperture to create a shallow depth of field (like the example above). To do this, set your camera on “aperture priority” and set the aperture to the lowest f-stop number (ex: 1.4 or 2.8) This will blur the stuff in the background, so your pet will still be the focus of the shot with minimal noise. Just make sure your camera is focused on your pet’s eyes.

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Christmas Specials!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!!  I have some specials for you ~ load up your own or a gift e-reader with seven great mysteries for just 2 dollars!!

Newest Special ~ Vacation/Murder in Paradise, The Kate on Vacation Cozy Mysteries Collection

ON SALE thru Christmas for just $0.99

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Even on vacation, Kate Huntington can’t seem to stay out of trouble…

Travel to exotic places and solve intriguing mysteries, all without leaving the comfort of your favorite reading chair. Three stories from the Kate on Vacation cozy mystery series, all for the price of one.

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?

Cruel Capers on the Caribbean ~ Join Kate for a Caribbean cruise and a locked room mystery. On board, she befriends socialite Cora Beall, who is having relationship problems. When Cora’s corpse is found in a cabin secured from the inside, the ship’s captain assumes it’s suicide. Kate is skeptical as the evidence points more and more toward murder. But how did the killer get out of the locked room?

Ten-Gallon Tensions in Texas ~ Town secrets, an old nemesis, and a corpse–what else will show up at Kate’s husband’s high school reunion in Texas? New disputes are heaped on top of old animosities, tempers flare and Skip ends up stumbling upon a dead body. Trying to uncover the murderer leads Kate and Skip to uncover some long-buried secrets instead, and their names just might end up on the killer’s must-die list.

Just $0.99 ~ for a limited time!

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01943DKQO
Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01943DKQO
Amazon CAhttp://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01943DKQO
Amazon AUS:  http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01943DKQO
Apple:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1066056867
Kobo:  https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/murder-in-paradise-the-kate-on-vacation-cozy-mysteries-collection
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ALSO ON SALE ~ For Just $0.99

Love and Marriage/Murder, A Kate Huntington Romantic Suspense Collection

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A Kate Huntington Romantic Suspense Thrillogy! These three books from the ongoing Kate Huntington mystery series follow Kate’s new love interest from the sweet budding of the romance to a major challenge that threatens to destroy their dreams.

Newly widowed Kate Huntington is sure that romance is a thing of the past for her. How could anyone replace her beloved husband? But when she reconnects with the hunk of a bodyguard who protected her from her late husband’s killer, she isn’t sure of anything anymore. The man is now a private investigator, and he’s just as drop-dead gorgeous as ever. But it’s way too soon after Eddie’s death.

There’s only one thing that P.I. Skip Canfield knows for sure. He’s fallen hard for the young widow Kate Huntington. What he doesn’t know is legion. Can his love banish the ghost of her dead husband? Can he win her despite the disapproval of her male best friend?

And most important of all, can he stop three killers bent on their destruction?

AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLSXX3Y/
AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XLSXX3Y/
AMAZON CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00XLSXX3Y/
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APPLE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id994635479
KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/love-and-murder-a-kate-huntington-romantic-suspense-collection

AND of course, Multiple Motives (Book 1 in the Kate Huntington Mysteries) is FREE!!

Now available for Nook for free as well!

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Over one hundred 5-star reviews on Amazon!

Psychotherapist Kate Huntington has a near-perfect life, until a killer rips it apart. She and her good friend, lawyer Rob Franklin, must determine who is holding a mutual and murderous grudge against them… and doesn’t seem to mind if others get caught in the crossfire.

 

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday Season!!

 

Ten-Gallon Tensions in Texas is Now Live!!

Ten-Gallon Tensions in Texas, Book 3 in the Kate on Vacation series, is now live on Amazon and other retailers. Just 99¢ today only!!

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It is now available on Amazon USAmazon UK,   Kobo,   Barnes & Noble,   Apple

Just 99¢ today! Goes up tomorrow.

An old nemesis, town secrets, a corpse–what else will show up at Skip’s high school reunion in Texas?

When Kate and her husband arrive in his hometown for the event, they discover that new disputes have been heaped on top of old animosities. Tempers flare, fists fly, and before the evening is out, Skip stumbles upon a dead body.

Fortunately the town’s sheriff is an old buddy of his, but will that keep him from becoming a prime suspect? Trying to uncover the real murderer leads Kate and Skip to uncover long-buried secrets instead, and their names just might end up on the killer’s must-die list.

Also #1 in the Kate on Vacation series, An Unsaintly Season in St. Augustine and #2, Cruel Capers on the Caribbean are only 99¢ each until the end of March.

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   Get all three novellas today for just $2.97!!

And the Winner is…

A quick note to announce that Rafflecopter has picked a winner for my Fatal Forty-Eight release contest.

Congrats to Stef B!!!

The keychain and the book you selected, plus $20 Amazon gift card, are on their way.

 

Plus, my Christmas novella is on sale until the end of the year for just 99 cents!!

Remember, books make great Christmas presents for readers! Buy any of my paperbacks on Amazon and get the ebook for yourself for just 99 cents!

 

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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?

 AVAILABLE ON  AMAZON US  and AMAZON UK

Lots of Exciting News!

 

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First, Fatal Forty-Eight is out in paperback. Yay!!

And if you buy a copy for a friend for Christmas, you can get an e-book version for yourself for just $0.99 on AMAZON

 

 

 Second, Multiple Motives is now FREE on Amazon and some other retailers!!

AMAZON     KOBO     APPLE

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So now you can tell your friends they have nothing to lose by trying out the Kate Huntington Mystery series.

 

And This Saturday, 12/6/2014, I will be in Bell, Florida for their Christmas Parade and Celebration. I’ll be signing books outside the library, so come look me up if you happen to be in that area!

(Oh, and check out the CONTEST below!  Just one more week to enter!!)

Happy Holidays!!

 

FATAL FORTY-EIGHT Is Launched!! Woohoo!! (And I’m having a Contest)

Book 7 in the Kate Huntington Mystery series is now available for pre-order and it will go live tomorrow, 11/12/14.

This book is more a thriller, complete with a ticking clock. Please check it out! And then enter the contest below to win some goodies!!

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Celebration turns to nightmare when psychotherapist Kate Huntington’s guest of honor disappears en route to her own retirement party. Kate’s former boss, Sally Ford, has been kidnapped by a serial killer who holds his victims exactly forty-eight hours before killing them.

With time ticking away, the police allow Kate and her P.I. husband to help with the investigation. The FBI agents involved in the case have mixed reactions to the “civilian consultants.” The senior agent welcomes Kate’s assistance as he fine-tunes his psychological profile. His voluptuous, young partner is more by the book. She locks horns out in the field with Kate’s husband, while back at headquarters, misunderstandings abound.

But they can ill afford these distractions. Sally’s time is about to expire.

Half price thru 11/12/14 ~ just $1.99 on AMAZON    BARNES & NOBLE    KOBO    APPLE

And the CONTEST:

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Are you feeling lucky? Sign up here to win a prize! You can enter multiple times.

Win a $20 Amazon gift card, a silver charm or key chain (winner’s choice) and a signed paperback copy of any of the Kate Huntington full-length novels (again, winner’s choice).

key chain(If the winner is outside the U.S./Canada, a gift card of comparable value may be substituted.)

The contest runs through December 5th! The winner will be announced the following week.

Good Luck!!

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FATAL FORTY-EIGHT is Available for Pre-Order!!

Woot, woot!! Fatal Forty-Eight is out!! Available on Amazon for pre-order at HALF PRICE (just $1.99) through the official release date of 11/12/14.

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FATAL FORTY-EIGHT, A Kate Huntington Mystery (#7)

Celebration turns to nightmare when psychotherapist Kate Huntington’s guest of honor disappears en route to her own retirement party. Kate’s former boss, Sally Ford, has been kidnapped by a serial killer who holds his victims exactly forty-eight hours before killing them.

With time ticking away, the police allow Kate and her P.I. husband to help with the investigation. The FBI agents involved in the case have mixed reactions to the “civilian consultants.” The senior agent welcomes Kate’s assistance as he fine-tunes his psychological profile. His voluptuous, young partner is more by the book. While she locks horns out in the field with Kate’s husband, misunderstandings abound back at headquarters.

But they can ill afford these distractions. Sally’s time is about to expire.

AMAZON   It will be available on other retailers soon!

I’m already getting rave reviews from my early readers. Woohoo!!

Grab up your e-copy now. It goes up to $3.99 on 11/13/14. PAPERBACK will be out soon!

Thanks so much for your support!

Kass