If you’ve been around my blog, my social media, or my physical person for even a short time, you know what a huge mystery/thriller fan I am. One of my go-to favorites are the 21 books (yikes! yes, twenty-one!) in Michael Connelly’s series featuring Harry Bosch.
When Amazon announced it was creating an original series out of the books and the character, I was highly hesitant. Did I want to risk ruining my love for this character by putting it in the hands of TV people? Then I remembered something critical: I used to be one of those TV people! 🙂
So I gave it a try, and I have to admit, the series blew me away. It’s one of my all-time binge watch mainstays, and I’m looking forward to Season 3 when it comes out on April 21st. In case you want to catch up before then, here is the link to the Season 1 pilot.
Once again, I’ve been given a rare gift in the opportunity to join ranks with some truly incredible mystery writers. This time, Fairfield Publishing has generously extended an invitation to more than twenty writers to offer either excerpts or full-length reads in their new Mystery Giveaway!
Take a look at some of the great titles. Each one is offered through instaFreebie, so the download process for your preferred format is seamless. Just browse the ones that grab your attention, and click! And don’t forget the Ronnie Lake’s latest adventure is tucked in there as well!
Click here to find the giveaway: http://ow.ly/SDOP309bLl3
I know, I know, 2016 is old news. Put the past behind us, and all that. But whenever I put down a book long enough to watch a movie, it had better be good. I’m happy to say my list below all made the cut… I watched a few incredible films this past year!
First, I have to confess something…I’m such a book lover that when I do sit down to watch a movie, it has to be amazing but it doesn’t have to be brand-new. So this list–even though it’s my Best of 2016 list–doesn’t only mean films that came out last year. Instead, it’s films I finally got around to watching! 🙂
HINT: # 1 & 2 on my list are all-around perfect movies, whether it’s script, story, performances, direction, cinematography, music, etc.
My top pick from this list? It’s got to be Hell or High Water. Check it out for yourself…
I’m so honored that Searching for Gatsby has been included in ManyBooks.net’s daily feature! It’s in some pretty great company, and can be yours for the sale price of $1.99. Be sure to check out all of the other titles, many of them at incredible bargains!
When I first began creating the character who would become Ronnie Lake, it was hard not to put too much of myself into her. I wanted her to be fierce but approachable, confident but still clinging to her family, capable but still relatable in her mistakes and missteps. Some days I feel like Ronnie and I could take on the world, and other days I find myself looking up to her, asking myself what she would do in this situation.
I’ve gotten to know Ronnie so well over the years, and it’s been a wild ride. I’ve watched her grow from an accidental sleuth determined to protect her family into a full-fledged private investigator who puts her skills to good use. I’m thrilled with how far she’s come in the course of three books, in the way she’s reinvented herself and continues to be open to new experiences.
I hope you’ll find out more about Ronnie in my recently released third book in the series, Searching for Gatsby: A Ronnie Lake Murder Mystery. And don’t forget to leave an honest review!
Thankful for Cash
November 15th to December 15th
Enter for your chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash!!
Thanks to this awesome group of bloggers and authors who have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize!!
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