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Today I'm doing a cover revealing for my YA novel Family Ties today. The photo was taken by Mae I Design Regina Wamba!
Stories told by word of mouth can get twisted or lost. Abby grew up hearing about her great-grandmother Emma, a royal who left that life to come to America. Yet when Abby takes a summer job with her best friend Cory, she feels eyes on her. When she is kidnapped after leaving work, Abby learns there may be a hidden part of her family tree...
Up in Kings River Life Magazine today we have a lot of St. Patrick's Day mystery fun & a lot of reviews & giveaways. We have a St. Patrick's Day mystery short story by C.A. Rowland http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/the-crock-of-gold-a-st-patricks-day...
Some St. Patrick's Day mystery reading suggestions from Sharon Tucker http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/read-irish-for-st-patricks-day/
And while not really a mystery short story, mystery writer Gail Farrelly shares a fun little St. Patrick's Day spoof with us http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/nasa-solves-mars-mystery-leprechaun...
We also have a review of Naomi Hirahara's new mystery novel,"Strawberry Yellow" a chance to win a copy of the book & info on her upcoming booksigning in Redondo Beach http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/strawberry-yellow-a-mas-arai-myster...
Also we have a review of Tina Whittle's latest mystery novel "Blood, Ash, and Bone," a guest post from Tina about her southern setting, & you can enter to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/blood-ash-and-bone-by-tina-whittle/
If you are a dog lover you won't want to miss our review & giveaway of "Life With McDuff: Lessons I Learned From A Therapy Dog" http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/life-with-mcduff-by-judy-mcfadden/
Lastly, over on KRL Lite we have a review of Jenny Milchman's mystery novel "Cover of Snow" & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/03/cover-of-snow-by-jenny-m...
Also don't miss our video interview with Amber Benson of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" fame about her new book & future projects http://kingsriverlife.com/03/09/video-interview-with-amber-benson/
Happy reading & happy St. Patrick's Day. One more St. Patrick's Day mystery short story coming later in the week
Up today in Kings River Life we have a great giveaway and reviews of 4 Penguin mysteries-"Chance of A Ghost": A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman, "Knot What It Seams" by Elizabeth Craig, "One Hot Murder" by Lorraine Bartlett and "Veiled Revenge": A Crime of Fashion Mystery By Ellen Byerrum http://kingsriverlife.com/03/02/four-fun-penguin-mysteries-for-your... We also have a fun never before published mystery short story by by Peter DiChellis http://kingsriverlife.com/03/02/a-tragic-accident-an-original-myste... And lastly we have a review of Matt Witten's mystery novel "Breakfast At Madelines" which was recently released as an e-book, a fun interview with Matt & a chance to win a copy of the e-book http://kingsriverlife.com/03/02/breakfast-at-madelines-by-matt-witten/
And if you love fantasy, check out our review & giveaway of "Black City" by Christina Henry http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/03/black-city-by-christina-... Happy reading, Lorie Ham
In the new issue of Kings River Life Magazine we have a review of Triss Stein's new mystery novel "Brooklyn Bones", an interview with Triss & you can enter to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/02/23/brooklyn-bones-by-triss-stein/
If you love urban fantasy with your mystery like I do you will not want to miss this review of new author Kerry Schafer's book "Between", an interview with Kerry & your chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/02/23/between-by-kerry-schafer
And over on KRL's sister blog KRL Lite a review of Miranda James latest mystery novel "Out Of Circulation" & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/02/out-of-circulation-by-mi...
Check out this Valentine's Day mystery short story by Gail Farrelly in the new issue of Kings River Life Magazine http://kingsriverlife.com/02/09/the-meddlesome-mensch-an-original-v...
If you love animals like I do this will be a special treat as we have a review of Linda O. Johnston latest animal rescue mystery, "Oodles of Poodles", a guest article by Linda on the safety of animals in the movies & you can enter to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/02/09/oodles-of-poodles-by-linda-o-johnston/
Continuing with the theme of Valentine's Day--check out this article by Sharon Tucker on mystery solving duos http://kingsriverlife.com/02/09/hearts-certainly-but-flowers-not-ne...
And lastly this week if you enjoy your mystery novels with a touch of the supernatural check out our reviews of "What A Ghoul Wants" by Victoria Laurie & "Bewitched, Bothered & Biscotti" by Bailey Cates & enter to win copies of both books http://kingsriverlife.com/02/09/what-a-ghoul-wants-by-victoria-laur...
And congrats from us to all of the Agatha Award nominees!
Up in Kings River Life Magazine this morning is a never before published mystery short story by Mary Frisbee http://kingsriverlife.com/02/02/bitter-creek-an-original-mystery-sh...Also in the new issue we have a review of Kerry Greenwood's latest mystery novel "Unnatural Habits", an interview with Kerry & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/02/02/unnatural-habits-by-kerry-greenwoodAlso we have a review of Rhys Bowen's latest Molly Murphy mystery "Hush Now, Don't You Cry" & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/02/02/hush-now-dont-you-cry-by-rhys-bowen/Lastly in Kings River Life Magazine this morning Karen Hall talks about unusual settings in a mystery novel http://kingsriverlife.com/02/02/unusual-settings-how-to-draw-your-r...And over on KRL Lite we have a review of JJ Murphy's latest Roundtable mystery & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-friendly-game-of-murde...Happy reading,Lorie Ham
Up in Kings River Life Magazine the final installment of a 3 part series on the queen of crime Agatha Christie http://kingsriverlife.com/01/26/agatha-christie-a-life-in-three-act...
Also up in KRL this morning we have a review of the latest Pot Thief mystery by Mike Orenduff, a guest post from Mike on the value of a book & you can enter for a chance to win a copy of "The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy The Kid" http://kingsriverlife.com/01/26/the-pot-thief-who-studied-billy-the...
We also review "Hands Through Stone" by Fresno true crime writer James A Ardaiz, interview James, share info on his upcoming event at the Fresno Sisters In Crime chapter & you can enter to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/26/hands-through-stone-by-james-a-ardaiz/
Another fun mystery short story up in Kings River Life Magazine this morning, this one by J J Lamb http://kingsriverlife.com/01/26/penny-pitch-an-original-mystery-sho...
If you are looking for some new mystery books to read this winter, check out Kings River Life Magazine reviews of 4 new ones from Penguin & enter to win copies--we have reviews of "Book, Line and Sinker" by Jenn McKinlay, "Beeline to Trouble" by Hannah Reed, "Thread on Arrival" by Amanda Lee, and "Recipe for Treason: A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery" by Andrea Penrose http://kingsriverlife.com/01/26/four-penguin-cozies-for-your-winter...
And if you also love fantasy, check out our review of Kevin Hearne's latest novel "Trapped" & enter to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/26/trapped-by-kevin-hearne/
And our review & giveaway of Steven Harper's new book "The Dragon Men" on KRL Lite http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-dragon-men-by-steven...
Up today in Kings River Life a review of Andrew MacRae's first mystery novel "Murder Misdirected", an interview with Andrew & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/19/murder-misdirected-by-andrew-macrae/
Also up today we have an article on the great old mystery TV show "Remington Steele"-a personal favorite of mine http://kingsriverlife.com/01/19/tv-flashback-remington-steele-nbc-1...
We have a review of "Fonduing Fathers" by Julie Hyzy & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/19/fonduing-fathers-by-julie-hyzy/
Enjoy a mystery short story this week by Jonette Stabbert in the new issue of Kings River Life Magazine http://kingsriverlife.com/01/19/the-last-laugh-a-mystery-short-story/
A little OT but most fantasy books now have a touch of mystery, for those fellow fantasy fans out there we have a review of Kim Harrison's latest novel "Ever After", a chance to win a copy & info on her upcoming booksigning at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego http://kingsriverlife.com/01/19/ever-after-by-kim-harrison/
And for those dog lovers out there we have a review of "Logan's Secret", a middle school age book about a rescued Greyhound told from his perspective, a guest post by the author & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/19/logans-secret-by-suzanne-burke/
Up in Kings River Life this morning we have a review of Nancy G. West's latest mystery "Dang Near Dead", a fun guest post from Nancy where she interviews her main character & a chance to win a copy of not only this book but the one before it http://kingsriverlife.com/01/12/dang-near-dead-by-nancy-g-west/
Also up in KRL this morning, a review of Jim & Joyce Lavene's latest supernatural mystery "A Haunting Dream", a guest post from them about writing as a couple & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/12/a-haunting-dream-by-joyce-jim-lavene/
Mystery writer Barry Ergang shares another mystery short story with us in KRL this week this one called "Jewel of Denial" http://kingsriverlife.com/01/12/jewel-of-denial-a-mystery-short-story/
And over on KRL Lite we have a review of "Stake & Eggs" by Laura Child & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/01/stake-eggs-by-laura-chil...
Up today in Kings River Life we are once again mystery packed! We have a fun mystery short story by Lew Stowe called "Stalkers" http://kingsriverlife.com/01/05/stalkers-an-original-mystery-short-...A lot of new shows are premiering this month and many are mystery/suspense related. Check out our article on some of those in the current issue http://kingsriverlife.com/01/05/january-2013-new-season-premieres/We also have a review of Betty Webb's new zookeeper mystery "Llama of Death", an interview with Betty & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/05/llama-of-death-by-betty-webb/Check out the first novel by mystery author Jackson Burnett called "The Past Never Ends"-read our review, an interview with Jackson & enter to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/05/the-past-never-ends-by-jackson-burn...Sharon Tucker shares an article on mysteries set in the old west in this issue as well http://kingsriverlife.com/01/05/why-we-should-still-go-west-to-read...Lastly, over on KRL Lite we have a review of "Threadbare" by Monica Ferris & a chance to win a copy http://kingsriverlife.blogspot.com/2013/01/threadbare-by-monica-fer...And if you haven't checked it out yet--there are a few days left to enter to win a copy of Lee Goldberg's final Monk book "Monk Gets Even" http://kingsriverlife.com/01/02/mr-monk-gets-even/Happy new yearLorie Ham
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