Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DARK JUSTICE Story Bundle!

I am very lucky to have my (non-cozy) Chicago PI novel, PLAYING WITH MATCHES, included in this amazing story bundle. 

Take a look at these titles, take a look at these authors!

And for the next three weeks only you'll have the opportunity to download them all for one pretty reasonable price. 
I'll let Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Kris Nelscott) explain:

Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
This bundle comes as close to crime fiction perfection as possible.
When I put the bundle together, I considered various authors and stories. I wanted books similar enough to attract readers (and to allow me to name the bundle), but different enough to provide a sample of the crime fiction genre. (Insiders call "mystery" fiction "crime" fiction because that word is much more accurate.) I also wanted a mix of long-established writers and up-and-comers.
I achieved all of those things and more. This bundle boasts one Grand Master, several award-winners, bestsellers who've hit lists like the New York Times and USA Today with multiple books, household names, and writers who've just entered the mystery field—sometimes with a bang.
We also have a lot of diversity here. Our investigators include an African American detective, a Canadian doctor of Asian extraction, a disabled stockbroker and a group of retired cold case detectives. Throw in a few amateur detectives, a disgraced ex-cop, a female bounty hunter, and the famous Matthew Scudder, who has appeared in film (most recently A Walk Among The Tombstones), and you'll encounter the full range of characters the mystery genre has to offer.
I've read and loved the work of each and every one of these writers. Some of them I've read since I started reading mystery and some I've read since before they ever had a book published. In one of my other incarnations, I'm an award-winning editor, so believe me when I tell you that if there were some kind of Kristine Kathryn Rusch Gold Seal of Approval, the books in this bundle would receive it.
For those of you who have never purchased a bundle from StoryBundle before, welcome! StoryBundle makes ordering and downloading these books spectacularly easy.
The initial titles in the Dark Justice Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:
  • Cold Call by Dean Wesley Smith
  • And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer
  • An Eye For Murder by Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Code Blues by Melissa Yi
  • A Fatal Twist of Lemon by Patrice Greenwood
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all five of the regular titles, plus these outstanding books:
  • Fatal Destiny by David DeLee
  • Playing With Matches by Julie Hyzy
  • A Dangerous Road by Kris Nelscott
  • The Night and the Music by Lawrence Block
  • The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell

Julie here again:
So there you have it! This fabulous collection of crime fiction will be gone before you know it. Don't miss out!

Here's the link to DARK JUSTICE.

PS: In case you were curious, I am still plugging away at the "purge-atory" piles here. Making headway, at least!

Monday, October 26, 2015

I'm in Purge-atory!

What a mess!
My husband has been complaining about the state of our carpeting for years and rightly so. The carpet in our house is 18 years old and some of it started to look worn ten years ago. We did get rid of the worst of it back in 2009 when we installed hardwood flooring in the living room and dining room, but our room? The upstairs hallway? Family Room? My writing cave? Yeah, they've suffered long enough. It's time.

I put this day off for as long as I could. Not because I don't like new and pretty things, but because I knew what an ordeal it would be to clear out the rooms -- especially this one, my writing cave. The installers can't be expected to move the several hundred (:::cough::: thousand) books that keep me company in here. Or my files and supplies. Or the piles of paper from the millions (only slight exaggeration there) of story ideas I constantly jot down and stuff into file folders.

Here's a glimpse at the pile (literal!) of pain ahead of me.

Even though the installers won't be here until tomorrow, my pain started this weekend. I'm achy from moving everything out. Now it's time to wade in and start sorting. My "purge-atory" has just begun.

How much do you want to bet that it will be at least another 18 years before we change carpeting again?