Agenda & MTW Suspenseful Reads Bundle Giveaway

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Monday April 16, 2018 

*Article -Writer’s Block: Can You Use it as a Tool? By Melinda Leigh – Mystery Thriller Week

*Article – Why Read the Book if you can watch the movie? – By Robbie Cheadle

*Book Review – Law & Vengeance by Mike Papantonio – Mystery Thriller Week

*Author Interview – Steve Bentley & Jennifer S. Alderson – Steve Bentley

*An Ode to the Career of Narrator Dick Hill – Mystery Thriller Week

*Agenda & MTW Suspenseful Reads Bundle Giveaway – Mystery Thriller Week

*Guest Author – Jennifer S. Alderson & Audiobook Giveaway – Stephen Bentley

*Literary Heroes & Amateur Sleuths by Colin Garrow – Jennifer S. Alderson

*Book Recommendations with Cozy Mystery Author Ritter Ames – Mystery Thriller Week

 

 

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GIVEAWAY #6 – SUSPENSEFUL READS

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THE BABY ON THE BACK PORCH BY LUCIA N. DAVIS
An old cabin, hidden in the forests of the Northern Cascades, has been a silent witness to mysterious events long forgotten. But sometimes the past has a way of resurfacing…

 
In search of solace after a personal tragedy, Sara Eriksson exchanges vibrant San Francisco for a small mountain village. Initially, everything at the cabin is just as she imagined: Her new surroundings are breathtaking, and her landlord, David, is kind and helpful. As soon as she’s left alone, however, Sara finds her new home is not quite as peaceful as she’d thought. First she has an unwanted visitor. Then, an unsettling dream…

 
Sara pursues the leads presented to her, but she can’t solve the mystery on her own. It takes both Sara and David to uncover the truth about the past—and discover a connection they never expected. (Lucia N. Davis)

 

 

BEFORE THE STORM BY LESLIE TENTLER
Six years earlier, Trina Grissom disappeared, on the run for her life. Now living under an assumed identity—as Samantha Marsh—she still struggles with the dark secret she harbors and the fear she might one day be found. When she moves to the coastal town of Rarity Cove, South Carolina, to open a café, a handsome widower begins to chip away at the walls she’s built to protect herself.

Mark St. Clair lost his wife two years ago in a tragic accident. Head of the grand St. Clair resort, he distracts himself from his lingering grief by running the family business and caring for his troubled young daughter…until a beautiful restaurateur sets up shop in town. Before meeting Samantha, Mark was convinced he could never be drawn to another woman. But as his attraction to Samantha grows, the mystery surrounding her deepens.

As the two begin a hesitant courtship, double perils emerge. Someone from Samantha’s lurid past comes calling, threatening to expose her. And a powerful hurricane is forming in the Atlantic with the small beach town in its path. Trapped in the storm by the brutal man who wants vengeance on Samantha, she and Mark must fight for their lives. (Leslie Tentler)

 

 

 

THE JACQ OF SPADES BY PATRICIA LOOFBOURROW
Kidnapping. Murder. Betrayal.
Can you ever truly hide from your past?

In a far future US, the once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is now split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. Its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.

22 year old Jacqueline Spadros was kidnapped from her mother’s brothel and sold to the Spadros syndicate ten years ago. The murder of her best friend Air that night as he tried to save her from them haunts her nightmares. Now unwillingly married to one of the city’s biggest drug lords, she finds moments of freedom in a small-time private eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.

 
Air’s little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the kidnapper disposes of him.
Dark, gritty, multi-layered Victorian-inspired detective neo-noir that keeps the reader guessing to the very end. (Patricia Loofbourrow, MD – Author, Entrepreneur)

 

 

THE HAUNTING OF SECRETS BY SHELLEY PICKENS
Are some secrets worth dying for?

Sixteen-year-old Aimee doesn’t like to touch people. One touch and she sees their past. One graze over her skin and she can see all the good and bad deeds a person has ever done. It isn’t until a bomb explodes during lunch that she realizes exactly how many dirty secrets the students in her school harbor-or exactly how far one of them would go to keep his secrets safe.

In the aftermath of that fateful day of the bombing Aimee is brushed by a fellow student as they are caught in the mob running for their lives. Images of tortured and murdered young girls rise up to choke her. The problem is, Aimee doesn’t know who touched her. Somewhere in this school a fellow student is a killer, and Aimee is the only one that can find him before he murders again.

With the help of her friends Aimee must sift through her stolen memories to determine clues. The quest to find a killer unravels the very fabric of her carefully woven life. He won’t stop until he silences her- for only she knows all his secrets. She will have to summon all of her inner strength to decide what she must do: hunt or be hunted. Are some secrets worth dying for? (Shelley Pickens – Author)

 

 

 

HUNTING HOUR BY MARGARET MIZUSHIMA
Flashes of memory had been haunting her for months, and sleepless nights stacked up one after another. Only when total exhaustion took over could she fall asleep.

Deputy Mattie Cobb’s much needed therapy session is interrupted by a call from the police station – a girl has gone missing from the junior high in Margaret Mizushima’s third K-9 mystery, Hunting Hour.
With K-9 partner in crime Robo at her side Mattie rushes to the junior high, finding the distressed parents of Candace Banks waiting for her. Her police dog Robo has one vital skill that humans don’t – a hypersensitive sense of smell – and his highly trained nose leads them right to Candice’s body . . .

But as one girl is found another disappears. The trouble rattling Timber Creek has only just begun. Each hour a child is missing lessens the chance of finding them alive, but as each clue leads to a dead end Mattie and Robo’s hunt will be their hardest yet.

Critically acclaimed Margaret Mizushima bring us another thrilling small town mystery full of complex emotions and shocking cases which will have you on the edge of your seat. (Margaret Mizushima)

 

 

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Agenda & MTW Amateur Sleuth Bundle Giveaway

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Today’s Agenda and Amateur Sleuth Bundle Giveaway in case you missed it!

 

SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018 

*A Search Engine for Writers by Cozy Mystery Author Elizabeth S. Craig – Mystery Thriller Week

*Book Review – From Beyond the Grave by Daniella Bernett – Janice J. Richardson

*Article – The Power of Place by Mary Angela

*Author Interview with Caroline England – Mystery Thriller Week

*Spotlight on Author Stephen Bentley & Audiobook Giveaway – Jennifer S. Alderson

*Book Review – Rituals of the Dead by Jennifer S. Alderson – Janice Richardson’s Reviews

*Book Review – Murder in Absentia by Assaph Mehr – Lucia Davis’s Reviews

*Agenda & MTW Amateur Sleuth Bundle Giveaway – Mystery Thriller Week

*Special Q&A and Book Recommendations with Bookstagrammar Laura Rash (a.k.a Wonderchick40) – Mystery Thriller Week

 

 

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GIVEAWAY #3 – AMATEUR SLEUTHS

Comment the Facebook link below to enter. One lucky reader will win all 4 eBooks! *** ENDS APRIL 17 ***

 

DEATH ON A DIRTY AFTERNOON BY COLIN GARROW
When taxi driver Frank is found dead on his dining room table, ex-cabbie Terry Bell assumes his old friend died of a heart attack. But when Terry’s former boss also turns up with his face bashed in, it starts to look like there’s a connection.
Faced with a Detective Inspector who doesn’t like coincidences, and a series of threatening letters, Terry does a bit of investigating of his own, but when another body is discovered, the temperature starts to rise – in more ways than one.
It’s a seaside town like any other seaside town: from the non-existent sand dunes and candy-striped deck chairs to the concrete piers and tacky market stalls, they’ve got it all – including dead bodies, arson attacks and hockey-stick wielding murderers. If you love mysteries and amateur sleuthing, bald-headed villains and Swedish construction bosses, this’ll be right up your everyday seaside-town street.
(Colin Garrow)

 

 

 

FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE BY DANIELLA BERNETT
Buried secrets can kill…

The seaside resort of Torquay, along the English Riviera in Devon, is the perfect place for a restful holiday. That’s what journalist Emmeline Kirby desperately needs after her harrowing escapes from spies and others with nefarious intentions back in London. She also needs distance to sort out her conflicted feelings for jewel thief Gregory Longdon, who once stole her heart. But who should turn up out of the blue? The ever-charming, devastatingly handsome Gregory. That’s when secrets from his past—and murder—shatter the serenity of this picturesque haven. (Daniella Bernett)

 

 

MORTOM BY ERIK THERME
Andy Crowl barely knew his recently deceased cousin, Craig Moore, so he’s especially surprised to be named as the sole beneficiary in Craig’s will. Not that there’s much to inherit: just an empty bank account and a run-down house.

Once Andy arrives in the town of Mortom, however, he’s drawn into his puzzle-obsessed cousin’s true legacy: a twisted and ominous treasure hunt. Beckoned by macabre clues of dead rats and cemetery keys, Andy jumps into the game, hoping to discover untold wealth. But unsavory secrets—and unanswered questions about Craig’s untimely demise—arise at every turn, leading Andy to wonder if he’s playing the game…or if the game is playing him.

Something’s rotten in Mortom. And this dead man’s game might not be all that Andy is doomed to lose. (Erik Therme)

 

 

FRANKLY SPEAKING BY DON MASSENZIO
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.

Frank Rozzani, a transplant to Jacksonville, Florida from Syracuse, New York, must find the young girl despite the obstacles launched at him from the local police and others whose interests may be compromised by his investigation. Frank enlists the help of his associate Clifford “Jonesy” Jones to find the girl, uncover the conspiracy, and stay alive. While solving the case, Frank must deal with the demons that drove him from Upstate New York causing him to leave traumatic memories and his children behind. (Don Massenzio)

 

 

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Agenda & MTW Cozy Mystery Bundle Giveaway

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In case you missed it on the calendar here’s the day’s agenda.

 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018 

* Interview with Harry Porter – Author of the Mersey Murder Mysteries

*Audiobook series Blog Tour: Book Review -The Jacq of Spades & Interview with Patrica Loofbourrow – on AudioSpy.org

*Audiobook Blog Tour – Book Review – One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett – The Writing Train

*Audiobook Blog Tour- Audiobook & Narrator Performance – One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett – on Audiospy.org

*Article – The Writing Craft by Elena Hartwell – Mystery Thriller Week

*Guest Author – Marc Rainer – www.stephenbentley.info

*MTW Bundle Giveaway Contest – Mystery Thriller Week

*Book Review – The Devil’s Gorge by Doris Ilieva – Lucia Davis’s Reviews

*Book Review – Frankly Speaking by Don Massenzio – En Bokblogg

*Book Review – The Master by Dora Ilieva – Janice J. Richardson

*Book Recommendations – by Fictionophile Part 2 – Mystery Thriller Week

 

 

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GIVEAWAY #5 – COZY MYSTERIES

Comment the Facebook link below to enter. One lucky reader will win all 6 eBooks! *** ENDS APRIL 17 ***

SECRET LIVES AND PRIVATE EYES BY HEATHER WEIDNER
Secret Lives and Private Eyes is a fast-paced mystery that will appeal to readers who like a strong, female Private Investigator with a knack for getting herself in and out of humorous situations. (Heather Weidner)

 

CASKET CACHE BY JANICE J. RICHARDSON
Funeral homes are supposed to be quiet …

Jennifer Spencer inherits her uncle’s funeral home. Her move to the Niagara Region into the apartment above the Home went well, but in the first week alone, someone breaks into the funeral home. Then, Jennifer finds cash in a casket, a lot of cash. Certain it has something to do with the break-in, she’s unable to convince the police and winds up on their list of suspects. But Jennifer has families to serve and funerals to arrange; that is her number-one priority. Someone sinister and dangerous wants the cash back; that’s their number-one priority and Jennifer Spencer, funeral director, is in the way. A cozy mystery with heart, compassion, and humour. (Janice J. Richardson)

 

THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE BY JUDY PENZ SHELUK
Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in this fast-moving, deftly written tale of high-stakes real estate wrangling gone amok. Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful 19th century Canadian traitor. As she interviews the local business owners for the magazine, Emily quickly learns that many people are unhappy with real estate mogul Garrett Stonehaven’s plans to convert an old schoolhouse into a mega-box store. At the top of that list is Arabella Carpenter, the outspoken owner of an antiques shop, who will do just about anything to preserve the integrity of the town’s historic Main Street.

But Arabella is not alone in her opposition. Before long, a vocal dissenter at a town hall meeting about the proposed project dies. A few days later, another body is discovered, and although both deaths are ruled accidental, Emily’s journalistic suspicions are aroused. Putting her reporting skills to the ultimate test, Emily teams up with Arabella to discover the truth behind Stonehaven’s latest scheme before the murderer strikes again. (Judy Sheluk)

 

ORGANIZED FOR SCHEDULED SABOTAGE BY RITTER AMES
Planning a photo shoot can be murder…

When Kate McKenzie and Meg Berman are hired to help organize location opportunities for a photo shoot featuring a bestselling calendar author, they can’t wait to start. Even better, they learn the royalties from the annual calendars help fund an animal rescue program in their state of Vermont. But once sabotage turns to murder and the police start looking for suspects, Kate and Meg find their lives suddenly upended by chaos and their own reputations at risk—along with their client’s as well. Now, it’s not enough to fulfill the terms of their contract, they must also find a way to save their client and her rescue program, too. All while making sure their next work outfits aren’t matching orange jumpsuits. (Ritter Ames)

 

CHASING SYMMETRY BY TEMPESTE BLAKE
Someone had been trying for the perfect shade of red . . .
When art professor Bianca James tries to save a dying woman, the grudge-holding chief of police is all too quick to catapult her to the top of the suspect list. As if that isn’t enough, her ex-boyfriend’s younger brother, Finn Tierny, is assigned to the case, and she’s faced with a trilogy of dilemmas: go head to head with the chief, stop a cold-blooded killer on her own, or trust another Tierny.

Finn’s return to Riley’s Peak is bittersweet. He’s flooded with memories, both good and bad, as he battles doubts about being a cop, a cantankerous father, a jealous brother, and a drug dealer with a rap-sheet longer than the list of addicts he’s been supplying.  Threats escalate, the suspect list grows, and it becomes clear—the murderer’s resolve to kill Bianca is almost as strong as Finn’s desire to keep her alive. Almost. (Tempeste Blake)

 

SIR CHOCOLATE AND THE BABY COOKIE MONSTER STORY BY ROBBIE CHEADLE
Book 2 of the Sir Chocolate series: Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet find a lost baby cookie monster. Join them on an adventure to return the baby to its mother and learn how to make some of their delicious recipes at the same time. (Robbie Cheadle)

 

 

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Introducing Felony Fiction.com Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books

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Bestselling author Patrcia Loofbourrow  is developing a site called Felony Fiction where you can discover new sleuths, spies, and serial killers.  The site is currently under construction, but will go live on May 1st with a wonderful book fair on the front page.

 

 

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  • Lovers is mystery, thrillers, and/or suspense, this is for you!
  • Readers will find puzzles, action, and thrills – along with new authors for your library.
  • Promotion for free books.
  • Like the Facebook page.
  • Join the Author Promotion Group.
  • Felony Fiction Book Fair Sign up

 

 

Join now to get updates. Site launches on May 1st & sign ups close April 15th, so act now!

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2018 Breakthrough Novel Awards: Join the Competition

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IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT BESTSELLER…

 

 

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CONTEST RULES 

Elimination round will end on May 15, 2018 and entrants who will progress to the Final Round will be notified. One winner will be announced on June 15, 2018.

 

Join the competition: BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARDS 2018

 

 

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Join the Ficitonary Finish Your Novel Contest

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Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to finish your novel and get published? Enter Fictionary’s Finish Your Novel Contest and your dream could come true. With FriesenPress.

 

Contest Details: http://bit.ly/2D3WrkC

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Kristina Stanley is the author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series. Her books have garnered the attention of prestigious crime writing organizations in Canada and England. Crime Writers of Canada nominated her first novel for the Unhanged Arthur award. The Crime Writers’ Association nominated her second novel for the Debut Dagger. Her first short story was published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

 

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Write Hook Contest Winners

Entrants into the Write Hook writing contest submitted a 300-word hook which showcased their writing skills. A “Hook” is what grabs the reader and snares him into reading the rest of a book. While there are many hooks throughout a book, this contest focused on the first page of a novel. The winners’ prizes and their Hook submissions are listed below. Continue reading “Write Hook Contest Winners”

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Daily Mystery Thriller Week PRIZE Winners may be found HERE.


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Mystery Thriller Week Quiz Answer LIVE NOWTest your MTW acumen and answer questions about the event to win a prize. Google won’t help you with this one!

 


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Puzzle #1 LIVE NOWPrize awarded by random drawing.

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identity-510866__340Who Am I? Enter LIVE NOW Read a daily book excerpt to guess it’s historical author. How literary are you? How well do you know the Mystery and Thriller geniuses that paved the way for us? Submit your answers on a form and win a prize every day.

 

 


sign-up-nowSign up as a SUPER FAN HERE to win daily book prizes from MTW Authors.

Daily winners for MTW Fan of the Day, MTW Facebook Fan of the Day, and MTW Twitter Fan of the Day.

 


 

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CONTEST IS CLOSED / MTW Write Hook – Contest Rules

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In fiction, three is a magic number: Three-Act Structure, Beginning-Middle-End, Three Plot Points, and Goal-Conflict-Resolution. Three is everywhere and must be grappled with by authors at every turn.

Mystery Thriller Week celebrates this intriguing phenomenon of three and invites you to submit a 300-word hook that will showcase your flexed writing muscle. A hook is what grabs the reader and snares him into reading the rest of a book. While there are many hooks throughout a book, this contest will focus on what should be the first page of a novel.

 

We want to read your best Write Hook! Enter Below!

Prizes:

  • 1st place winner receives written professional feedback of their 300-word submission and their choice of a Writer’s Craft series e-book from Rayne Hall, and an eBook Cover Design and Kindle Formatting from Eeva Lancaster, owner of The Book Khaleesi, and publication of their Write Hook submission on the Mystery Thriller Week website;
  • 2nd place winner receives their choice of a Rayne Hall Writer’s Craft Series e-book and a Mystery Thriller Week 2017 limited edition T-shirt, and publication of their Write Hook submission on the Mystery Thriller Week website;
  • 3rd place winner receives their choice of a Rayne Hall Writer’s Craft Series e-book and a Mystery Thriller Week 2017 limited edition book bag, and publication of their Write Hook submission on the Mystery Thriller Week website.

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#NANOWRIMO2016 Writers Sought

Mystery Thriller Week 2017 has a surprise for you when all the hard work of NaNoWriMo screeches to a halt and is a distant memory. A completely free online MTW scheduled for February 12th – 22nd next year will help keep you motivated to crank out that final Work In Progress you started in November. This is your personal ticket for a unique opportunity to connect with both new and award-winning published authors, writing specialists, story coaches, editors, publishers, bloggers focused on reviewing books, vloggers, podcasters promoting the craft of writing, filmmakers, and numerous fans itching to learn more about the Mystery Thriller genre.

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