Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cover Reveal 6 for #LoveUnderFire Romantic Suspense Box Set! #99c #amreading #Romance #Suspense

A few months ago, I revealed the cover for Love Under Fire, a limited edition box set releasing in November, which will contain my latest romance + ghost mystery, The Haunting of Hillwood Farm.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this project, which involves 21 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Bestselling Authors each contributing a brand new story filled with passion, thrills, and danger to benefit Pets For Vets, a charity that pairs rescue pets with veterans in need of companion animals.  To find more info on Love Under Fire and how you can get your limited edition copy of 21 books for just 99 cents (!!!!), click here or find the links below after the cover reveal.  Because right here on my blog, as we build up toward release day, visitors get to see each *individual* cover and read the accompanying blurb...so keep checking back, because we have 15 more to reveal, including mine (next week, everyone!  Had to wait till October since mine's a ghost story and I'm all about Halloween!).  So, up today is Stephanie Queen, with a book incorporating a few more things near and dear to my heart...a second chance romance, and a bad boy with a heart of gold!  I cannot wait for this one.  Let's see the cover for Ace Under Fire...



Jeremiah Acerman was a badass back in the day, but he long ago traded his guns for a computer keyboard.  That didn't stop him from saying yes to a call for help--not when it was from that one woman in his life he let slip away and lived to regret it.

Isabella is worth risking his neck.  She might even be worth risking his heart.  Now the question was whether he was up to the challenge of going up against some new badasses south of the border.

There was only one way to find out...

Intrigued?  That's just ONE story you'll get in Love Under Fire, and you'll be helping Pets for Vets with your purchase!  Win/win.  Pre-order now to get this exclusive deal, and get ready for 21 fabulous books to hit your e-reader this fall!















Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fiction Writing + Publication Course in #Falmouth! #amwriting #CapeCod #writingtips

I'm thrilled to be teaching a new "Fiction Writing and Publication" course this September, back at The Lawrence School in Falmouth.  For the last few years, I've taught this popular class for both Cape Cod Community College's Center for Corporate and Professional Education and for the Town of Falmouth's Community School in a number of locations, and I've met so many aspiring authors and hopefully helped them on their writing journey.  I've even read some of their finished manuscripts and visited their writing groups, which has been so rewarding.  If you're interested in writing a novel, or exploring publishing options, and you're in the Cape Cod area, consider joining us!  The press release is below, along with sign-up info and some reviews from class attendees!

Ready to Write That Novel?

A course offered this fall in Falmouth provides instruction on writing fiction and guidance on publishing options.

For many writers, a quote by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison summarizes the beginning of the journey: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  Many people dream of writing a novel, but aren’t sure how to begin.  Even once a manuscript is finished, the choices within the publishing industry seem to grow every day.  Literary agents continue to seek clients for the big publishing houses, smaller electronic presses have become a force in the new digital world, and more options than ever exist for those looking to publish independently.  Unfortunately, this type of growth has also resulted in many sites looking to take advantage of authors eager to publish and promote their work.  The entire process can become overwhelming quickly.

A five-week evening class offered by Falmouth Community School aims to offer guidance to aspiring authors.  “Fiction Writing and Publication” will be held at the Lawrence School on Tuesday evenings, September 25—October 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  #1 Amazon and B&N Bestselling Author Kathryn Knight will teach the elements of successful fiction writing and outline the various options in the rapidly changing publishing industry.  Key concepts such as voice, POV, the hook, Goal-motivation-conflict, and character development will be discussed. Idea inspiration, common pitfalls, and query letters will also be covered.  Finally, avenues to publication - from self-publishing to small and digital presses to seeking agent representation - will be explored.

Lawrence School is located at 113 Lakeview Ave.  Pre-registration is required; please visit Falmouth Community School online or call 508.548.5739 to register.  Cost is $149, no materials or experience needed.







Sunday, September 16, 2018

"Kept me guessing until the very end...couldn't stop reading" #Romance #Suspense 5* #Book Review!

Sharing a review of Dangerous Currents, my latest release, that had me smiling ear-to-ear!  It earned 5 stars from N.N. Light's Book Heaven, with some great quotes I'll highlight here, in the hopes anyone looking for a new page-turning beach read (it's still officially summer, right?) will give this steamy second-chance romance filled with secrets and suspense a try!


Similar comments from Forget the Housework, I'm Reading Reviews!

"I'm a huge romantic suspense fan, and...Dangerous Currents had me guessing until the very end."

"Malorie and Dean are addictive to read..."

"Couldn't stop reading.  Yes, it was that good!"

To read the full review, click here.


Fair warning - there are some steamy scenes as Malorie and Dean reunite
and recapture their passion ~ but will they get a second chance before a killer strikes?

Why not send a free sample to your Kindle?  Click here for Amazon, happy reading!  Other links for retailers here.


Enjoy these last few days of summer!  Here on Cape Cod (where Dangerous
Currents is set), September is one of the best times to visit the beaches!
No crowds, easy to park, beautiful weather, no visitors to entertain, just me and by book!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

#Giveaways + #Books at our 42-Author FB Party this weekend! #giftcards #LoveUnderFire #Romance #Suspense


It’s a (virtual) party weekend for Love Under Fire!  All weekend long, we'll be partying at our FaceBook Event, beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings and lasting until 9 p.m.--but since it’s online, party-goers can come in at ANY time and enter giveaways, chat with the authors, and win prizes!  And there will be a LOT to win, because there are 42 authors participating!  



The 21 Authors of the Love Under Fire Romantic Suspense Thrillers Box Set have each invited a guest author to take-over a time slot and chat with readers, share their books, and offer giveaways.  Come celebrate with us AND help us support our charity, Pets for Vets.  Every purchase of the Love Under Fire Box Set is another donation to this amazing organization that pairs shelter animals with veterans seeking companion animals.  Right now, you can get the set for a limited-time pre-order offer of just 99 cents!  That gets you 21 NEW, never-before-published stories and helps Pets for Vets.
Come join us starting tomorrow, Friday, September 14th, at 11 a.m., or drop by any time, day or night, during the weekend!  Here’s our Event Page on FaceBook, just click the link and it should take you right into the party page, but if you have any issues, just make sure you select the “Discussion” tab!  Hope to see you there.




Limited Edition Box Set only 99c on Pre-order! Links below!

21 Tales of Romantic Suspense by USA Today + WSJ Bestselling Authors
Hurry! Limited-time deal ~ Proceeds benefit Pets for Vets!






Sunday, September 9, 2018

An Interview on #Author Spotlight! Great Q+A on my wild #amwriting journey #Books

I'm honored to have been interviewed by James Moushan for an HBS Author's Spotlight on his site.  This amazing opportunity is a result of being a part of Love Under Fire, an amazing Limited Edition Romantic Suspense Box Set releasing this fall.  Twenty-one authors are contributing new, never before published stories, and we're donating 50% of our sale proceeds to Pets for Vets, a non-profit that pairs rescue pets with veteran seeking companion animals.



All 21 Love Under Fire authors are getting interviewed, with some interviews already up.  So far, we're thrilled with our marketing efforts, as the Box Set has settled in as a consistent #1 Amazon Bestseller before release, and all 21 Authors have made the Top 100 Authors of Romantic Suspense on Amazon together.  Our hope is to raise a huge amount of money for Pets for Vets by sharing our stories at a low price, and hopefully the cross-promotion will allow new readers to discover authors they may enjoy.

You can check out my interview here, and keep scrolling for the other Love Under Fire author interviews!  To support our cause AND pick up 21 new Romantic Suspense Thrillers, pre-order your copy today at only 99 cents (Limited time)!  Links below for all formats:





Win/Win - 21 new Romantic Suspense Thrillers hitting your e-reader this fall,
right in time to help escape stress during the holiday rush or relax on a snow day!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

99 #Books at #99c Fair + #Giveaway! #ReadABookDay #giftcards #KindleDeals

Short post today to share that there's a 99 books priced at 99 cents each book fair AND giveaway going on, and Love Under Fire is a part of it!  You can purchase this LIMITED EDITION Romantic Suspense Box Set now for less than a buck, and help Pets for Vets in the process.  Twenty-one new romantic thrillers and a great cause - win/win!  Plenty of deals and contests at the book fair too, so check it out by following the link below.

99@99 BOOK FAIR
NEW GIVEAWAYS DAILY
September 6-12

Link: 99 at 99 Book Fair





If your wallet is feeling the pinch, but you’re looking for some awesome new reads, visit our special 99 Books @ 99 Cents Book Fair. Almost 100 books ON SALE in all genres, romance, sci-fi and fantasy, paranormal romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, mysteries, thrillers, and more. All books less than a buck!

Plus, check in daily for a chance to win Amazon gift cards or play instant ebook giveaways for one of 12 books being awarded to lucky winners each day.

Load up your e-reader on #ReadABookDay!

Check in daily at the Book Fair/Giveaway found here



Monday, September 3, 2018

All 21 Authors of #LoveUnderFire in the Top 100 on Amazon! #RomanticSuspense #amwriting #books

This was an exciting weekend for the authors of Love Under Fire!  Our Romantic Suspense Box Set hit #1 again in several categories, thanks to all the readers pre-ordering their limited-edition copy (and helping support Pets for Vets in the process!).  This is such a great (limited-time!) deal at just 99 cents, and a fantastic cause we're supporting.  

There are 21 authors contributing to the set, and while we are all writing a Romantic Suspense/Romantic Thriller for Love Under Fire, many of us write in different genres as well.  I often include ghost mysteries in my novels, and my contribution to the box set will have that element...be sure to check back to see the cover of The Haunting of Hillwood Farm and read some exclusive excerpts!  I have one novel right now that has no paranormal elements, Dangerous Currents, and that's my only "traditional" Romantic Suspense, with the danger coming from a serial killer and the mystery hinging on both dark secrets and the psychological suspense (so far, almost all the editorial reviewers have said "I didn't see THAT coming").

With so many different types of Romantic Suspense out there, it's one of the most competitive categories.  So you can imagine how exciting it was to find out that EVERY SINGLE AUTHOR in our set was listed in Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Romantic Suspense Authors over the weekend, all at the same time.  All 21 of us, with only 100 spots available for the current top authors according to sales.  Amazing!  I grabbed the screen shots so we could all bask in the moment a little longer, since it probably won't last forever.  

Make sure you grab your copy of Love Under Fire Limited Edition Romantic Suspense Thrillers Box Set now, so it hits your e-reader upon release this fall.  You'll get 21 NEW, never-before-published stories from WSJ, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Authors. and you'll help Pets for Vets, a non-profit organization that pairs rescued shelter pets with veterans in need of companion animals.  Links below for all formats!






Scroll down for some links to some of the individual blurbs and individual covers included in the set!


Stephanie Queen starts us off at 71, with
Pamela Fagan Hutchins at 72


Tamara Ferguson at 73 and Suzanne Jenkins at 74


Uvi Poznansky at 78, Alyssa Richards at 80

Inge-Lise Goss at 82 and Aaron Paul Lazar
at 84, bookending the incredible Brenda Novak


S.R. Mallery 86, Stephany Tullis 87, me at 88!

Valerie J. Clarizio at 89, Casi McLean at 90


Jinx Schwartz 91, Anna Celeste Burke 92, K.M. Hodge 93

Fiona Quinn 94, Margaret Daly 95, Linda Watkins 96


Judith Lucci 97, Chris Patchell at 98!

Want a taste of some of the stories included?  Here are the blurbs to five, along with their individual covers...16 more stories to reveal, including mine!









Get your copy and get ready for an explosion of
danger, romance, mystery, and thrills this fall!