Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year, OTP gang.

Interesting article I stumbled on about a Malibu bookstore. Now  I'll probably visit Mars before I ever get to Malibu but it's great to hear about stores, and people, like this:

Friday, December 28, 2012


Ready to fill your new Kindle or IPad? Here's a bounty of Oak Tree Press books available for 99 cents until New Years Eve. Start 2013 off right with a good read!

DADDY'S CHRISTMAS ANGEL by Mary Montague Sikes
NICE WORK by Denise Weeks
AN AXE TO GRIND by Marilyn Meredith
ANGEL LOST by Marilyn Meredith
NO BELLS by Marilyn Meredith
NO SANCTUARY by Marilyn Meredith

GHOST WRITER by Lorna Collins
A FAIR TO DIE FOR an Arkansas mystery by Radine Trees Nehring
COMING FLU by J.L. Greger
BOGEY'S ACE by Marja McGraw
BOGEY NIGHTS by Marja McGraw
VERMONT BOUND by Walter Luce
FALLEN FROM GRACE, a Western by John Lindermuth

DUMPSTER DYING, a Florida mystery by Lesley Diehl
TWO FEET BELOW, a Northwest mystery by Carol Crigger
UNLEAVENED DEAD by Rabbi Ilene Schneider
GUMBO JUSTICE by Holli Castillo
WHO’S GOT THE MONEY? By Morgan St. James and Meredith Holland

TERRY AMBROSE, author of the just-put-this-week “License To Lie,” talks about scams and cons aimed at writers over at Book Browsing:

LORNA COLLINS informs us that “Ghost Writer” is nominated at the Editors & Predators Readers poll. Please vote!

WILLIAM DOONAN author of  “American Caliphate,” is offering a serialized novel on his website.  

See what MARJA MCGRAW has to say about the holidays:

Over on her blog, MARILYN MEREDITH is giving us a sneak peek of her Rocky Bluff series # 3 and 4.

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

The tranquility of small town life in 19th century Pennsylvania is shattered by the mysterious deaths of two strangers. For those who like mysteries with a historical bent, Oak Tree Press has lowered the Kindle price of Fallen From Grace to 99 cents, for a limited time only. You can’t hardly get a decent cup of coffee for that price anymore.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ghost Writer is on sale for 99 cents on Kindle!

Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Do you have one already? Ghost Writer is on special for 99 cents through December 31st!

When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-aunt, she’s delighted. But she’s in for a huge surprise: The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch (pen name Maxine DuBois) who insists Nan complete his last novel, threatening to keep her from sleeping until she agrees. The ensuing clash pits youth against the long-dead but still egotistical author with humorous and moving results.

Get your copy now while the price is right!
Join the crowd rushing to  AMAZON'S KINDLE SITE for the big sale of e-books by Oak Tree Press

Coming Flu by JL Greger is one of the books on sale. It's the perfect read in January as you try to avoid catching the flu.

Well just read a synopsis to this medical thriller.

When a mysterious flu breaks out in La Bendita, a walled community near the Rio Grande, the lives of its residents change radically and instantly. The few who are fortunate enough to avoid the killer flu become virtual prisoners in the homes when quarantine is imposed. One resident, Sara Almquist, a medical epidemiologist, is compelled by habit and training to examine the elements of the epidemic, even when it means she pries into her neighbor’s lives. She finds promising clues - maybe too many.

One other piece of advice. 
Consider getting a flu shot before you settle down to read Coming Flu

Another 99-cent Book Until Jan. 1

Daddy's Christmas Angel 

Did you get a new Kindle for Christmas? Are you already a Kindle owner?

Daddy's Christmas Angel is one of Oak Tree's books on sale on Amazon Kindle at the special price of $0.99 . This special will last until January 1, 2013 when the Kindle price goes back to $5.95.

Of all the books I've written, this is my favorite. It's a heartwarming story that appeals to people of all ages. Teachers especially will enjoy this story.

99-cent Contest-Winning Mystery on Kindle!

ATTENTION ALL THOSE WHO GOT A KINDLE FROM SANTA! (Or who have a Kindle and are able to read on it easily! I know some people only read on paper, for various reasons. Get the paper versions of the books instead--I'll wait. LOL)

NICE WORK by Denise Weeks, the winner of the 2011 Dark Oak Contest and the first book in the Jacquidon Carroll mystery series, is 99 cents on Kindle until the end of the year!

Jacquidon Carroll thinks she has problems after she's diagnosed with diabetes and is laid off from her job the same week, but that's nothing compared to becoming a suspect in the murder of her ex-boss Yancey two days later. Can she get access to the evidence she needs to prove that Yancey was killed by his new employee, a young woman he "recruited" from an Internet sex site to participate in his erotic games--the same woman he then put into Jacquidon's job after "downsizing" her out? (Readers get a whimsical peek into the BDSM/S&M lifestyle, but it's seasoning rather than the meat of the story, and it's all in good fun. Nothing explicit, all played for laughs.)

MURDER BY THE MARFA LIGHTS, the first book in my other mystery series, is now FREE for Kindle until the end of the year!

Ariadne French finds herself in a morass of eccentric characters and paranormal ghost lights when she inherits her late fiance's estate in Marfa, Texas, but discovers that his death was no accident. Moreover, weirdness rules as she digs deeper and attempts to figure out Aaron's legacy, an encryption scheme that he was offering to various corporate buyers--and that might have gotten him killed. Enduring everything from attacks by Aaron's family to a chase through the desert by the Marfa lights, Ari discovers truths about herself and others as she unwraps the "gift package" that has been bequeathed to her and goes after the murderer.

Note that other Oak Tree Press books are also in this .99 promotion. (Read the blog.) You're really in tall cotton!

It SNOWED here in Dallas on Christmas Day. What an event. We broke the record for low temp, too, by going to 19.5 degrees. Ridiculous! California, here I come! (Pray that Doris Day's hotel in Carmel can stay open until I can get there with my Pomeranian Teddy someday. We have always wanted to go.)

A Case of Infatuation now 99 Cents!

A Case of Infatuation now only 99 cents until the end of 2012. The first in the Mitch Malone Mystery Series. Get started now for 99 cents and then read A Case of Accidental Intersection and A Case of Hometown Blues before A Case of Volatile Deeds comes out in February!

A Case of Infatuation Synopsis
Crime Beat Reporter Mitch Malone's rules are simple: He never lets the blood and guts he covers bother him. He always works alone. And he hates kids. Mitch breaks all three rules when he unwittingly agrees to smuggle a potential witness out of a suburban Michigan home while police investigate a mob-style hit that's left two dead bodies. Mitch sends his intern (a real hottie, but nonetheless an interloper) to interview neighbors, hoping to throw her off, but when he finds the pint-sized survivor the killer overlooked, he decides she might be helpful. When the FBI accuses him of the murder, Mitch goes into hiding with the bombshell intern who doesn't talk and the precocious preschooler. Mitch works his contacts to regain his freedom from his roommates only to find they each hold keys to a bizarre story of disappearances, terrorists and the perfect hamburger recipe.

First place in the 2008 Dark Oak Mystery Contest
Second Place - Public Safety Writers Association Writing Contest – Published, Fiction - 2010

“Great combination of gritty prose and sparkling dialogue along with a most intriguing and unusual plot makes W. S. Gager's debut crime novel a true page-turner. Highly recommended!”
F. M. Meredith, author of No Sanctuary

“A Case of Infatuation was refreshingly fun, yet still suspenseful. I absolutely loved the main character, newspaper reporter Mitch Malone. The writer did such a good job of making him a likable guy, despite his quirks, that I was in his corner, and by the end of the novel, wanted to read more.“

“The plot moves along at a good pace, revealing just enough details and facts to keep you from putting the book down. The writer has a unique writing style, reminiscent of the Hollywood film noir of the 40's and 50's in keeping with the plot and characters, and kept me entertained and reading along until the very end.”

“This is an excellent first novel by W.S. Gager, and I can't wait to see what crazy antics and trouble Mitch gets himself into in the next one.”

On sale now for 99 cents

Dumpster Dying, a story set in rural Florida.  Think you know Florida?  Think it's all sand, sun and bikini-clad babes?  Meet Emily Rhodes who lives in Big Lake country, where cattle and alligators outnumber people.  As the new bartender at the Big Lake Country Club, Emily runs afoul of the richest rancher in the county, then finds him dead in her dumpster.

Two Feet Below available in Kindle for only 99 cents.

Two Feet Below is up at Amazon for only 99 cents in Kindle format. Now is a great time to feed your reader and try the China Bohannnon series for an incredible price. Don't forget, you don't actually need a Kindle to read KIndle books. The app is free from Amazon for your iPad, iPhone, iPod and all computers and tablets and phones. You can even read it on your Nook if you transfer the file using Calibre.

Click here for link: TWO FEET BELOW 
Smart and sassy 1890s bookkeeper turned sleuth China Bohannon is a magnet for danger. Assigned to office duties in the Doyle & Howe detective agency, she lands smack in the middle of the detective’s latest murder case when a suspicious character tries to bribe her—and she takes the bribe! In an adventure that is destined to go downhill from there, China is thrown overboard from a steamboat into Coeur d’Alene Lake to drown. Escaping that, she’s arrested on charges of prostitution in the wild mining town of Wallace, Idaho. Worse, her handsome boss, Gratton Doyle, doesn’t see eye-to-eye with her when it comes to determining the leading suspect. Proving her point takes getting shot when, bloodied though unbowed, China wins a fight more suited to skid road loggers than a proper Victorian lady.

C.K. Crigger

OTP Kindle Books on Sale



A Fair to Die For
An Axe to Grind
Angel Lost

Bogey's Ace
Bogey Nights

Coming Flu

Daddy's Christmas Angel

Eva Pennington-Trouble in GA

Fallen From Grace

Ghost Writer

Nice Work
No Bells
No Sanctuary

The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper
Two Feet Below

Vermont Bound

OTP is Having a Super Special Sale!

Each of the OTP authors were offered the opportunity to have his or her books on sale until the end of the year for only .99 cents. I'm always up for trying something to see how it works. These are my books that were put up for sale. for No Sanctuary. This one is #5 in the series. Two churches, two ministers, two wives, one murder.  for An Axe to Grind, #6 in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series.
This is the story of the murder of a stalker--but Detective Doug Milligan finds himself in great danger--and no one knows where he's gone. .

Angel Lost, #7 is one of my favorites in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series.
Officer Stacey Wilbur has her mind on her wedding plans and not on what is going on around her. 

And for No Bells, # 8 and the the latest in the RBPD series
Officer  Gordon Butler finally finds the love of his life, but she turns out to be the major suspect in a murder case.

Remember, if you don't have a Kindle, but received and iPad or mini iPad for Christmas, you can download the Kindle app for free!

Happy Reading!

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith