One Red Cent, Chapter One

When you share the news about the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries box set release, you can get a FREE download of One Red Cent, a Miranda Vaughn summer mystery novella.

Sarah Girard has a reputation to protect—the paralegal has never failed to serve a subpoena, no matter how reluctant the witness. But this guy she’s tracking down is more slippery than usual, and should he escape, an innocent man could go to jail for arson. 

To catch the sneaky chef, Sarah is going to have to do the unthinkable—team up with tall, smug, and all-too-handsome investigator Burton Worthington. 

This fun short story is usually only available in the Killer Beach Reads anthology. Details on this limited-time giveaway are here:  One Red Cent giveaway!

To tempt you, here’s Chapter One.

Chapter One

“Have you been here before, Sarah?” Christian asked, leaning across the table toward me, his artfully mussed hair highlighted by the sparkling hand-blown glass lights hanging above our table.

I shook my head and didn’t bother to answer. The restaurant was packed with the Friday night crowd and the conversations bounced off the brick walls and the concrete floor. It was so loud, I could barely hear my date across the tiny table.

This wasn’t a huge loss, because he wasn’t much of a conversationalist. He was pretty to look at, and probably handy to have around if you needed to move furniture, but I didn’t expect Christian Morris to keep me interested through dessert. I’d turned him down, gently, when he’d asked me out last month at the gym. But he’d bounced back from that with a shrug. Since then, he’d made it a mission to chat me up whenever he saw me. It was sort of sweet, but he just wasn’t my type.

“I’ve been doing the Paleo diet,” Christian said.

Oh, crap. I didn’t want to talk about that. I didn’t really want to talk at all.

Continue reading “One Red Cent, Chapter One”

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Feeling… Lucky?

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Hello, hello! The audiobook tour continues with book 3, Lucky Penny! The tour stops are below, and you should totally stop in and say hi. We’ll have two weeks of reviews, interviews, and exclusive audio excerpts. Stop by these blogs and enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Apr. 30: CGB Blog Tours

May 1: Dab of Darkness

May 2: Read Day and Night

May 3: Spunky-n-Sassy

May 4: Desert Rose Reviews

May 5: The Book Junkie

May 6: Between the Coverz

May 7: Buried Under Books

May 8: Lomeraniel

May 9: The Book Addict’s Reviews

May 10: Guilty Indulgence Book Club

May 11: terriluvsbooks

May 12: Bound 4 Escape

May 13: Celtic Lady’s Reviews

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If you haven’t tried out audiobooks yet, you simply must! Check out Audible.com and get your first book for FREE! You might want to start with this one, or maybe this one! I think you’ll like them.

Audiobook tour & Kindle giveaway!

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The audiobook blog tour continues this week with more fun and the Kindle Fire giveaway. Come visit and learn about book 2 in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, Dropping the Dime! There will be reviews, interviews, and exclusive audio excerpts. Stop by these blogs and enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Apr. 23CGB Blog Tours

Apr. 24Dab of Darkness

Apr. 25The Book Junkie

Apr. 26: Desert Rose Reviews

Apr. 27Guilty Indulgence Book Club
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Apr. 28Lomeraniel

Apr. 29Bound 4 Escape
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If you haven’t tried audiobooks yet, you simply must try one. And if you subscribe to Audible.com, you can get your first book for FREE! Like this one, or this one, or even this one. I think you’ll like them!

Audiobook tour and Kindle giveaway!

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Hello, hello!

The last audiobook blog tour was so much fun, let’s do another! For the next four weeks, I’ll be visiting book blogs to talk about the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series. You should totally join me! There will be interviews, reviews, and you can enter to win a Kindle Fire!

Stop by these blogs this week to enter and learn more about Chasing the Dollar on audiobook!

Apr. 16: CGB Blog Tours Miranda Vaughn Badge

Apr. 17Dab of Darkness

Apr. 18: Guilty Indulgence Book Club

Apr. 19Desert Rose Reviews 
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Apr. 20: Lomeraniel

Apr. 21The Book Junkie

Apr. 22: Bound 4 Escape
Between the Coverz

If you haven’t tried audiobooks yet, you simply must try one. And if you subscribe to Audible.com, you can get your first book for FREE! Like this one, or this one, or even this one. I think you’ll like them!

Audiobook blog tour!

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Hello, hello!

To celebrate the audiobook release of A Good Kind of Trouble, I’m off on a whirlwind tour of some awesome book blogs–and you should come along! There will be interviews and reviews and exclusive clips from the audiobook. And there’s a contest. Come visit me at one of the blogs on the list below (or all of them!) and enter to win a Kindle Fire! Perfect for listening to audiobooks.

a-good-kind-of-trouble-audio-coverApr. 2: CGB Blog Tours

Apr. 3: Gota Love Books

Apr. 4: A Page To Turn

Apr. 5Holed Up In A Book

Apr. 6: Haddie’s Haven

Apr. 7: Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

Apr. 8: A Book and A Latte

And if you haven’t tried audiobooks yet, sign up at Audible.com and get your first book free. Like maybe this one, or this one, or even this one. I think you’ll like them!

Listen up! Here’s a great giveaway!

March GiveawayHello and happy spring, readers! The sun is shining (here on the west coast) and the weather is warmer and it’s a great time to get outside. That doesn’t mean you have to abandon your bookish ways. There’s nothing better than finding a nice spot in the shade and enjoying a good book. Unless it’s having someone read that book to you, right?

But if you can’t convince someone to read to you, there are always audiobooks. And to celebrate the wonderful world of audiobooks, check out this awesome giveaway! We’re giving away a Kindle Paperwhite (my favorite e-reader!), Amazon gift cards, and two audiobook bundles.

The audiobook bundle includes these books:

The giveaway is hosted by Jess at The Audio Bookworm, who is the go-to girl for audiobook reviews. The giveaway runs March 12-25, so get over there sign up for your chance to win!

And if you haven’t tried audiobooks yet, you can sign up with Audible.com and get your first book for FREE! Warning: It’s very addictive.

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An early holiday treat for you!

Hello and happy holiday-season-eve! Yes, it’s a little early to start with the celebrations, but I wanted you to have a treat for yourself before you head out to tackle your holiday shopping. So for a limited time, you can download an ebook of Chasing Tinsel, a Miranda Vaughn Mystery holiday novella, for FREE!tinsel-ad

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Lucky Penny is out in the world!

Today is the day! Lucky Penny, the third book in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries, is out today! I’m so excited to share this book with you.

Miranda Vaughn is finally getting her life back. Not only does she have a chance for romance with her sexy neighbor, FBI Agent Jake Barnes, but she’s also got a new job… one that’s taking her to a vacation paradise.LuckyPenny-tiny

All she has to do is help her new client get his finances in order so he can buy the Lucky Penny, an abandoned shell of a once-stylish casino on the shores of Lake Tahoe. But the nice, boring accounting job spirals out of control with the addition of a Hollywood film crew, an underground gambling ring, and Jake going undercover as a newlywed—with another woman.

As Miranda and Jake each dive into their investigations, they can’t deny their growing feelings for each other. But it’s more important than ever to keep their attraction hidden as someone at the resort is watching them, and is willing to do just about anything to keep them from uncovering the truth.

Available now in print and ebook for

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To celebrate the release of Lucky Penny, you can get the first two books in the series at the sale price of 99-cents for a very limited time!

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Miranda Vaughn was just found not guilty of fraud, putting an end to the worst year and a half of her life. And now the trouble really starts. Determined to find who set her up, Miranda begins her own investigation—leading her to Macau and Belize, and into the arms of a sexy FBI agent who has his own agenda.

Kindle  *  iBook  *  Nook  *  Kobo  *  Smashwords

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Assistant to her former defense attorney isn’t Miranda Vaughn’s dream job, but her first task is a simple one—protect a CFO turned informant, and help her prove embezzlement. But what should be a straightforward assignment is complicated when Miranda is thrown together with a hot FBI agent who saved her life, broke her heart, and then disappeared.

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And there’s more! I’m giving away a 7-inch Kindle Fire, Wi-Fi, 8GB (US residents only, please). Enter to win by Friday, Dec. 18. I’ll announce a winner here on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Canadian readers, go here for your own giveaway and sign up for a chance to get a $10 gift certificate from Amazon.ca. Good luck!

Contest update

Good morning! Here’s a little something for my frozen friends in the North, who aren’t eligible to win the Kindle–a contest just for Canadian readers. (Is it cold there now? I’m in California, so I just assume you’re cold from November to March.) Anyway, enter here to win a $10 Amazon gift card from amazon.ca.

Same deadline, so enter before Dec. 18 for a chance to win. Good luck!