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.

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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.

Interview with the narrator

Hello! I have a new audiobook out and I’m so excited for you to hear my wonderful narrator, Denice Stradling! I had a blast working with Denice and listening in as she progressed through the book. At times, I found myself laughing and hanging on the edge of my chair, even though I wrote those words! She really brought the work to life.

I thought you might appreciate learning more about how Denice produces audiobooks. I know I had a lot of questions!

So, lets meet Denice!

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Last chance to get Chasing the Dollar for FREE!

We’re heading into the last days of the sale on Chasing the Dollar, so make sure you get your FREE ebook before October 31!

Kindle  *  Nook  *  iBooks  *  Kobo  *  Google  *  Smashwords

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“High stakes, high energy, and a highly humorous good time! From Belize to Macau, this is one globe trotting adventure you don’t want to miss!” ~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author

Sounds like fun!

Dropping the Dime, Miranda Vaughn Mysteries #2, is now available in audio! The wonderful, talented Teri Schnaubelt narrated the book and, once again, she nailed it! I loved the way brought Chasing the Dime to life, so it was great to be able to work with her again.

The timing of the audiobook’s release couldn’t be better because I’m now back in Miranda’s world, working on the fourth book in the series. I’ve missed Miranda, Jake, Sarah, and the rest of the characters. While I’m plotting new adventures for them, I’m listening to the first two books to get back into that world.

Hope you’re all enjoying the summer!

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Dropping the Dime is available on audio at

iTunes  *  Amazon  *  Audible

A Novel Death is out in the world!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00026]Today is release day for A Novel Death, my first Danger Cove Mystery! It was so much fun writing a murder mystery set in a bookstore. And the fact that it was in the town of Danger Cove makes it even more exciting! I’ve loved the Danger Cove books since the very first one was released, and it was quite an honor to be part of this world.

A Novel Death, a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery, is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. Get your copy now at these online vendors!

Kindle *  Nook

iBooks  *  Kobo  *  Smashwords

 

Killer summer celebration!

We’re celebrating the sale this week (and only this week) of Killer Beach Reads! Come over to Facebook this week and join in on the hop!

Each day, three authors will host the hop on their Facebook pages. Visit each one and comment and you’ll be entered to win fun prizes. I’m hosting on Friday, July 8 and I’ll be giving away audiobook copies of Dropping the Dime to three lucky winners. Start by visiting Gin Jones and commenting on her post, then follow the prompts to the next pages.

And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Killer Beach Reads—22 short, fun mysteries for only 99 cents! That includes One Red Cent, a short story in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series featuring Miranda’s best friend, Sarah Girard. The sale is only this week, so hurry!

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Summer Sale!

Readers, this is an excellent deal! Killer Beach Reads, a collection of 22 short mysteries, is on sale for one week only! And it’s only 99 cents. That’s a five dollar savings and you get a lot of fun, quick reads—perfect for the beach.

The collection includes my short story, One Red Cent. If you’ve read the Miranda Vaughn books and wondered what Sarah’s story was, this is your chance to get to know Miranda’s fearless sidekick a little better.

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Hurry! The sale ends July 9th!

Kindle * Nook * iBooks * Smashwords * Kobo

Mother’s Day 99-cent book sale!

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Happy Mother’s Day! Need a last-minute gift for a mom in your life? Or just want to stock up on fun and exciting mysteries? Check out the Mother’s Day sale from Gemma Halliday Publishing!

More than 20 mysteries on sale for only 99 cents each! That includes Chasing the Dollar, book 1 in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series.

But hurry! The sale is only through this weekend!