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Introducing the Beatrice Montoya Mysteries

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Life as the offspring of Hollywood’s one-time It Girl has its perks, but when their mother trades in her multimillion-dollar estate for a quieter life in the middle of nowhere, sisters, Beatrice and Juliana Montoya never imagined small-town life could lead to so much trouble. The family managed to avoid the gossip columns for years, but when Beatrice stumbles over a body outside her office door, the rumor mill revs up and their long-time secret comes dangerously close to being made public. If their true identities are exposed, the shock will undoubtedly cause a frenzy, but could it also be the key to finding answers about the murderer? Find out in this humorous Hollywood glitz and glamour meets small-town romance witchy cozy mystery, the first book in the brand-new Beatrice Montoya Mystery series by Ava Mallory.
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Betrayed: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors

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22 Crime Thrillers by bestselling, award-winning, and critically acclaimed authors!
What happens when the person you trust the most betrays you? That’s the question posed in Betrayed, a powerful collection of stories about love, violence, and survival. The characters in these pages may suffer and bleed, but they fight back. They are survivors — not victims. 

In Terri Lynn Coop’s Legal Aid, an overworked lawyer takes on a complex divorce case that just may get her fired ... or killed. 

An invalid who believes his neighbor is tormenting his young wife takes matters into his own hands in Wendy Tyson’s Soap. 

When a private investigator is hired to find someone who appears to have disappeared from the face of the earth, he questions whether some people should be found in How Not to Find Someone in Houston by Liam Sweeney.

And in Elizabeth Heiter’s The Second Shot a teenage girl is convicted of mu…

My Friends Are So Talented

It's the truth. Long before I put pen to paper, I devoured books like some devour chocolate chip cookies. The fact is, that love of reading never went away. I read every night before I go to sleep. It's my gift to myself after a long day of WRITING ALL THE WORDS and semi-forcing myself to stop dillydallying on social media. (I'm talking to you, FB.)

Last month I put out a call to my uber talented author friends, asking them to post links to their books. Some of those I'd already read and loved. Many others were new to me. Since then, I've spent many a night reading the new-to-me books and I'm anxiously awaiting soon to be released books. I'm excited to share those titles with you. Place these books on your virtual TBR (To Be Read) shelf today. You won't regret it!

In no particular order, here's the must-read list:

Oceanside Mysteries by CeeCee James:  It's time! It's finally time! I've waited forever to finally be able to introduce my ne…

The Queens of Crime Giveaway

If you're a newsletter subscriber (and why wouldn't you be?), these beauties could be yours! This is my personal collection of Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer cozy mysteries. Like many of you, I collect books. They're everywhere! I can't help myself. I have to have ALL THE BOOKS!

     So, without further ado, here's how these babies could be yours:

You MUST be a newsletter subscriber. If you're not, join here: Ava Mallory's Reader List Email me (via my newsletter) the name of your hometown. Tell me what ogenres you love to read. One newsletter subscriber will be chosen at random to win all of these paperbacks! (I will announce the winner in the next newsletter.)
    Good Luck & Happy Reading!
    Ava Mallory

Happy Read Self Published Month!

I'm honored to be a part of this month-long blog tour, showcasing Indie authors and their books. We are sharing our book worlds, hosting Facebook takeovers, running awesome giveaways, and so much more all throughout the month of April.

     Today, I'll introduce you to my book world. for those who don't know, I'm a Cozy Mystery author. My Mercy Mares series follows a bumbling traveling nurse as she moves from location to location, finding trouble every step of the way. Although she travels alone, a quirky cast of characters are never too far behind.

    The first book in my Mercy Mares series, Mercy & Mayhem, is FREE from your favorite e-book retailer.

Amazon: Mercy & Mayhem
Nook:  Mercy & Mayhem for Nook
Kobo: Mercy & Mayhem Kobo Link
Ibooks:  Mercy & Mayhem for Apple

     Today is my birthday! (I'm 27... again.) 😃 In honor of Read Self Published Month and my birthday, I'm giving away the first book in my new Cozy Mystery series. You…

Traci Sanders: On Indie Publishing

Traci Sanders is a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author of ten published titles, with contributions to three anthologies. An avid blogger and supporter of Indie authors, she writes parenting, children's, romance, and nonfiction guides. Her ultimate goal is to provide great stories and quality content for dedicated readers, whether through her own writing or editing works by other authors.

TIP 264: How to draw a crowd at a book signing

 *The following tip, and many other marketing tips, can be found in Beyond The Book: Tips on publishing, marketing, and networking to build your brand, now available in digital and paperback format.

Beyond The Book

Once you’re at a book event, especially one that includes a multitude of other authors, how do you draw attention to your books?

One easy way to pull people to your table is to have a slideshow playing in the background. Many people are visual and respond to videos and pictures more than writing. So, while it’s great to post r…

Laptop Giveaway for Authors

That's right, ladies and gents. Pure Textuality PR is giving away a brand new Lenovo Ideapad 110s laptop. With an 11.6" screen, weighing less than 3 pounds, and less than an inch thick, it's the perfect little machine for any writer on the go. The system specs meet the requirements for many popular writing programs, including Scrivener., accesses Google Docs with no problem, AND it comes with a free 1-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER IS SIGN UP FOR THE PURE TEXTUALITY PR AUTHOR MAILING LIST. ENTER HERE ★ ★ ★ TERMS & CONDITIONS ★ ★ ★ This giveaway is being hosted by Pure Textuality PR. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Rafflecopter, and HeadTalker are in no way responsible for this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US and Canada shipping addresses only. Giveaway ends on March 30, 2017 @ 11:59pm EST. Giveaway prize non-exchangeable. Should you have any questions regarding the terms, please contact Pure …