Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Finds: Cold Moon Dead Cozy Mystery

I hope readers of this blog have discovered new to you authors with awesome deals and fantastic books this month as I've celebrated and featured September suspense thrillers and mysteries. I have one more to share, but you better grab it quick, because the sale ends soon!

Cold Moon Dead
by J.M. Griffin

Telling Vinnie Esposito to stay out of trouble is like telling a wolf not to howl at the moon.

But you can't blame Vinnie this time. She's just trying to be a Good Samaritan. How is Vinnie supposed to know that the little old lady, stranded at the side of the road, is a carjacker? And when Vinnie helps her artist friend paint a mural in a big, fancy mansion-how is she supposed to know that the owner is the biggest, most notorious, mobster in the state? And she can't help it when she finds a dead body at the art show.

And next thing you know her parents are fighting; and her boyfriend, hunky State Trooper Marcus Richmond, is mad at her; and her sexy, upstairs tenant, FBI agent Aaron Grant, is up to something.

And Vinnie has to make everything right.

But before she does that, it's going to get even more wrong.

On sale for .99cents until Sunday, 9/29/13.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday Special: Right Now by Marie Hall

Sometimes in life....

Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life... but I'm stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I'm seeing a shrink, I'm trying to get better... but my life feels out of control, like I'm a raft adrift on the sea. I don't know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?

...all we have...

When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I'll do anything to make that man mine. There's an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there's also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything's okay, but I see the truth... I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.

Is Right Now.

Right Now|Marie Hall|New Adult Contemporary Romance|Moments Series, book two|September 2013




Read Marie's first book in her Moments Series...

Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don't know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.

Spending Valentine's Day at a burlesque bar, hadn't been Liliana's ideal way of spending a Friday night. She'd much rather be back at campus, doing homework... until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can't keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she's intrigued.

Ryan's got demons, and they're deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he's tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven't been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she'll not only save his body, but his soul too.

This is their moment...

A Moment|Marie Hall|New Adult Contemporary Romance|Moments Series, book one|March 2013




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Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Finds: Boxed Sets!

What's better than one ebook? How about three! Yep, two different boxed sets with three wonderful stories each and all for only .99¢. First up is friend Roxie Rivera and her smoking hot Russian protector series.

Three ridiculously sexy Russian hunks wrapped up in one volume!

*This boxed set includes the first three bestselling books in the Her Russian Protector series: IVAN, DIMITRI and YURI.*

IVAN (Her Russian Protector #1)

To find her sister, Erin will need the help of her big, scary Russian protector--but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.

DIMITRI (Her Russian Protector #2)

Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri's strong arms--and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go--and he'll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.

YURI (Her Russian Protector #3)

When Lena's father and cousin blunder into an international art theft operation, billionaire playboy Yuri seizes his chance to be her protector. But when past misdeeds catch up with him and threaten Lena's safety, Yuri puts her love and trust in him to the test.

He'll prove he's the man she needs--a man she can depend upon and trust--one sensual, wicked kiss at a time.

This fabulous boxed set is available for a limited time (sale ends 9/22/13), so grab your set today!


Want another amazing deal?

Do you love watching Dancing With The Stars? Did you dream of one day being a ballerina? Well, have I got the boxed set for you! My friend Amanda Brice has a special multi-author YA boxed set you don't want to miss. 

Amanda's book, Codename: Dancer is part of the Dani Spevak Mystery Series.

Aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak is thrilled when hit TV show Teen Celebrity Dance Off comes to the campus of her performing arts boarding school. She trades the barre for the ballroom and gets set to cha-cha-cha to stardom with Hollywood wonderboy Nick Galliano.

At first their partnership is awkward, because Dani is in awe of her longtime teen idol crush. But soon their chemistry is heating up the dance floor and the attraction moves into real life.

Her excitement is short-lived, because someone wants her off the show. Bombs, poisoning, arson… Will Dani’s 15 minutes of fame be over before she reaches age 15? Dani and her friends are suddenly at the center of some serious sabotage. And if she doesn’t find out who is behind it, her next pirouette could be her last.

The boxed set is only .99, but better grab it quick, because it's a limited time offer and the price will go up to $9.99 once the sale ends, so hurry now!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Winner of my Friday the 13th contest is...

Asked my writing pal to pick a number between 1 and 7, and since she picked the number 3, the winner is...


Congratulations, Mary. Please email assistant [at] cassandracurtis [dot] com with your snail mail info so we can get your prize sent asap. :)

Thank you to everyone else who entered. More fun and games, Friday Finds, new releases, and contests on the way, so drop back by and say hi.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Finds: Abducted Heart by Jerri Drennen

Abducted Heart 

Casey Jackson's soon-to-be ex-husband has been kidnapped. She's not worried about the $250,000 ransom; her shipping magnate daddy has plenty of money. But, will paying the demand guarantee his safe return? With no one else to trust, she contacts the man she knows can bring him home alive.

For the past ten years, Ex-Navy SEAL, now covert Z-operative, Lynch Rendall has jumped from one bed to the next, intent on keeping his distance from women. That is, until the woman who crushed him a decade earlier calls and asks for his help—to save his less than reputable step-brother's life.

Resentments pushed aside, Lynch flies to New Orleans, only to uncover a  plot to kill Casey, and there’s no way in hell he’s going to let that happen.  Even if it means risking his heart being broken again to keep her safe.

Hot romantic suspense Abducted Heart is only 99 cents on Amazon. Grab your copy today!


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Friday The Thirteenth Contest!

In my family, we celebrate Friday the Thirteenth, and consider it good luck, so I wanted to share a little fun with my readers. Are you superstitious? Leave a comment and tell me whether you are or not, and if you are, which superstitions – and you'll be entered to win a cute pair of golden tone fashion, dragon earrings.  

Since it's Friday, check out my featured Friday Find, Jerri Drennen's romantic suspense, Abducted Heart for only .99¢!

Contest ends midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Good luck!

Must be 18+ to enter. The odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Contest void where prohibited by law. I strive to make my prize winners happy, however, as with all my contests, it is the participant’s responsibility to check the blog to see if their name is announced as a winner, and/or to respond to winning notification emails in order to claim your prize. Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of contest winning announcement. If not claimed within 30 days, the prize will either be added to another contest, or a second chance drawing at my discretion. Not responsible for lost/stolen mail. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

September Suspense, Thrillers, and Mysteries on Friday Finds

This month's Friday Finds celebrates suspense thrillers and murder mysteries. Grab 'um while they're on sale and tell your friends.

First up is a steal for only .99cents, by NY Times & USA Today bestselling crime author Gregg Olsen, Shocking True Story!

Sale ends: Monday, 9/9/13

Kevin Ryan is a writer in the much-maligned genre of true crime who desperately needs a devious, over-the-top story for the subject of his next book. How else can he keep his wife Valerie’s roots dyed and keep himself from handing out taco samples at the local supermarket?

When Kevin isn’t Googling himself or spot checking his books’ stock at stores around the country or online, he’s bringing the hazards (ie, criminals and other crazies) of his job home to wife Val and twin daughters Taylor and Hayley. Kevin is on the hunt for the big one, the story that could break him out of the mid-list and onto the bestseller lists. And then there’s a knock at the door--a story finds him…

A distraught 20-year old Jett Carter shows up at the Ryan house because her mother and sister are imprisoned—perhaps if Kevin writes their story and reveals the truth, he might help exonerate them. The Carters’ tale is the perfect white-trash-attempted-murder-love-triangle that Kevin’s editor will love and his fans will devour. He begins to write “Love You to Death.” Then on a beautiful summer day, the wheels of homicide are set in motion and Kevin’s own story begins to eclipse the crime he is chronicling. When his #1 fan is murdered and another body turns up, the Ryans’ life in Port Gamble and all that Kevin holds dear is in jeopardy. Somewhere in “Love You to Death” and within the “bunch of low rent losers” he’s interviewing is the killer.

Note: This is not a YA novel, but it is prequel to the award-winning Empty Coffin Series (Envy & Betrayal).

On sale until Monday, 9/9/13 at:

Barnes & Noble

My second pick for today's Friday Find is
 Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne!

FREE! until September 24, 2013

Since the day her baby sister was taken, Holly’s mind hasn’t been the same. PTSD, panic attacks, nightmares and blocked memories have plagued her ever since. And now they’ve returned.

Hard-edged Detective Vince O’Malley’s most recent case penetrated even his protective shell. Ordered to take time off to recover, he can’t let go, and on his own, follows the clues to Holly’s small upstate NY town.

His presence stirs ghosts from the past, shadows of a little girl lost, the suspicions of some tight-lipped locals with secrets to hide, and more than that inside Holly’s fragile mind and untouched heart.

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