Friday, July 21, 2017

Win a Case of Belgian Chocolate! #Freebiefriday

There's a giveaway happening for a whole case (25 bars) of yummy Belgian chocolate. Winner chooses milk or dark.

You can find this giveaway here!

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kirkus Review of Shadows in the Water #Tuesdaybookblog

From Kirkus Reviews:

A woman uses her uncanny ability to inflict lethal retribution against the men she believes murdered her parents in this supernatural thriller.
Twentysomething Lou Thorne’s been pursuing Angelo Martinelli for more than a decade. She believes the gangster is behind the shooting deaths of her mother, Courtney, and DEA agent father, Jack. Swearing revenge, Lou employs skills in marksmanship (courtesy of Jack) as well as aikido to target heroin-running Martinelli and his associates. But her greatest advantage is “slipping,” the power to transport herself and other things and people via shadows. She can also slip in water to what she calls La Loon, an otherworldly place inhabited by strange creatures. Aunt Lucy, who raised Lou since the girl lost her parents, can travel by shadow but not water. Worried that Lou’s relentless vengeance will end in her death, Lucy asks Robbie King, an ex-DEA agent and Jack’s mentor, for help. So King, who dabbles in (unlicensed) private eye work in New Orleans, brings Lou in on a case—tracking down a witness before the ex-boyfriend can. This, however, may prove just as dangerous as systematically taking out Martinelli’s mules, which Lou doesn’t stop doing. And learning that someone else may be responsible for her parents’ deaths only strengthens her resolve. Shrum’s (Dying Breath, 2016, etc.) tale is bolstered by an undeniably resilient protagonist. Lou’s smart and adept (finding these men largely on her own), and her gift makes her a formidable opponent to her enemies. This is augmented by a steady pace and rugged prose: Lou “soothed” by the sound of “mashing the Velcro” of her bulletproof vest “together only to rip it apart again.” The plot doesn’t resonate as strongly; there’s little in the way of investigatory scenes, for example, concerning either King’s case or Lou’s search for baddies. But there are startling character turns (including a double cross or two), some insight into Lou’s potential psychological damage, and sufficient material to ignite a series and an even sharper focus on Lou.
An indelible protagonist whom readers should pity—and easily champion.

Like what you see? You can buy the book here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A #Facebook Group for booklovers

I've created a closed Facebook group for fans of my Dying for a Living and Shadows in the Water series. 

Why would you want to be in this group?

-If you've read one or more of my books and liked it.

-If you want to be the first to be notified about advanced reader copy giveaways and other giveaways
-If you just want to hang out with booklovers.

That's it! This isn't a sales pitch. If you want to hang out with Jesse/Louie lovers and get Jesse/Louie news and prizes, it's for you. If not, may the force be with you. So without further adieu:

Here is the group.

All requests approved within 24 hours (usually)

Haven't read a book by me yet? Good news.  This one is FREE.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Free copies of Venom and Vampires #giveaway

Hi everyone!
As many of you know (as I have been harassing the blogosphere with this info for months now), I am in this awesome paranormal romance and urban fantasy collection. Because I'm so proud of the 23 hardworking writers included herein, I am cohosting a giveaway with the lovely Amanda Pillar for the collection. We will give up to 90 winners a free copy of the book on either iTunes/ibooks or nook.

If this excites you, awesome! Please interact with the rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

Good luck everyone!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Win a signed book and 5-candle set from @acourtofcandles! A #giveaway for booklovers!

New giveaway alert!

So I teamed up with the super sweet and lovely Nali to make custom candles for my Shadows in the Water series....

...and now I'm going to give them away! 5 winners will receive a signed copy of Shadows in the Water as well as the 5-candle set featuring (left to right) Konstantine's One Desire, King's Case, Piper's Morning After, Louie's Secret, and Melandra's Magic.

Every single one of these candles smells AMAZING..but I love the black coffee and beignets one best (King's Case--to honor our beignets-loving detective).

Hope you enter and hope you win! Good luck!

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