#WIN A Summer Bundle of Sports & Hero Romances! #BookSweeps

#WIN A Summer Bundle of Sports & Hero Romances!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 15+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Sports & Hero Romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

You can win my romantic comedy novel COP ON HER DOORSTEP, plus books from authors like Cristin Harber and Jayne Blue — just by following me and other great Sports & Hero Romance authors on BookBub!

Enter the giveaway by clicking here:

http://bit.ly/sportsheroromance-jul18

Good luck and enjoy!

KAREN

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Christmas In July!! Only $.99 for #RomanticComedy CATCH THAT SANTA by Bestselling Author Karen Docter!!

Christmas in July!! Only $.99!!!

Catch That Santa by Bestselling Author Karen Docter

Romantic Comedy

Blurb: When widow, Sara Marks, hears her Grams has gone on the lam from Happy Acres Residence on Christmas Eve – on Santa’s arm, no less — she teams up with sexy stranger, Francisco de la Vega, to chase the couple down with one thing in mind. Keep her Grams from becoming Mrs. Claus. Of course, Francisco’s grandfather is not really Santa Claus, but Grams did run off to Vegas to marry him and she’s obviously not in her right mind.

Sara leaves her seven-month-old baby, Lanie, with a friend and she and Cisco head west in the worst snowstorm in decades, chasing his grandfather’s ’57 Ford Fairlane over the river and through the woods.

 

Will they catch Santa and his crazy Mrs. Claus before it’s too late? Or will love stop them in their tracks?

 

(Novelette, @50 pages)

 

Get your Kindle copy HERE: https://amzn.to/2tZlbb9

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: A DEADLY DISSOLUTION, By the Numbers Volume 8 by Leeann Betts

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A DEADLY DISSOLUTION
By the Numbers Volume 8
BY LEEANN BETTS

Blurb

The total lunar eclipse of October 2004 leaves more than Bear Cove, Maine, in the dark. The town’s newly-elected mayor, Walter Akerman, hires Carly to audit the town’s books but is then caught in a compromising situation with his secretary Evie Mack. A journalist in town to cover the eclipse turns up dead. Tom and Sarah’s adopted son Bradley comes to stay overnight to see the eclipse, then goes missing on a walk in town. When Mike’s car is in a serious wreck which the police say is an accident, Carly thinks somebody is trying to send her a message to stay away. How can she solve all these mysteries while not completely wearing herself to a frazzle?

A DEADLY DISSOLUTION
By the Numbers Volume 8

The Story Behind the Story of A Deadly Dissolution

By Leeann Betts

A series is a completely different animal to write than a stand-alone. In a stand-alone novel, you write about characters and events that you hope resonate with your readers, perhaps including an issue or topic that’s close to your heart, such as sex trafficking or the breakdown of the family. And then you’re done, and you can move on to the next collection of characters, settings, maybe a new issue or even the same one told from a slightly different context. A series, however, involves the same or at least some recurring characters, perhaps recurring locations, but different events.

So how to make every story in a series new and fresh, without confusing new readers starting in the middle, or losing existing readers who want some continuity without boredom?

In the case of A Deadly Dissolution, I took a recent event that thrilled me: I had the opportunity to go to Guernsey, Wyoming in October 2017 to see the total solar eclipse. The area was busy but not packed, because most people went to larger metropolitan areas in Wyoming and Nebraska to view the event. However—and isn’t there always a ‘however’?—those other places clouded over and where we were was the perfect viewing location.

I figured—and I say this a lot—“that has to go into a book”.

I did some research, and unfortunately, there were no solar eclipses—total or otherwise—in 2004 or even early 2005 on the east coast. I wanted this story set in Bear Cove, Carly’s hometown, because the last two books were set elsewhere, and I felt I needed to bring readers back to Bear Cove. But I did find out there was a lunar eclipse, and that everything west of New York was clouded over. Which fit perfectly into my story.

To write an effective mystery, we must have several elements:

  1. A compelling premise—mine was that the eclipse brought people to town who would leave as soon as the eclipse was over, so the suspect pool tended to be fluid.
  2. A personal interest—with Carly’s grandson going missing, she now has a murder and a kidnapping to solve, not to mention that somebody was trying to frame Mike for drunk driving. Are the three connected?
  3. A ticking time bomb—if Carly doesn’t solve these cases soon, the culprits could get away, so I closed the highway with Mike’s accident to slow that down.
  4. Red herrings a.k.a. suspects—I introduced several characters that might have done the deed, making sure each one had a good reason to be suspected.

The title was the tricky element this time around. Usually I have the title in my head and simply write the story that goes with it. This time I had the story but no satisfying title. Because of the accounting connection, I wanted something to do with accounting, of course. I settled on A Deadly Dissolution and referred to it near the end of the book. A dissolution is when a partnership dissolves, and it’s not usually amicable.

About Author Leeann Betts…

Leeann Betts writes contemporary suspense, while her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical suspense. She has released seven titles in her cozy mystery series, By the Numbers. Number 8, A Deadly Dissolution, released in June. In addition, Leeann has written a devotional for accountants, bookkeepers, and financial folk, Counting the Days, and with her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, has published two books on writing, Nuggets of Writing Gold and More Nuggets of Writing Gold, a compilation of essays, articles, and exercises on the craft. She publishes a free quarterly newsletter that includes a book review and articles on writing and books of interest to readers and writers.

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Links to Leeann’s website, blog, books, etc.

You can subscribe at www.LeeannBetts.com or follow Leeann at www.AllBettsAreOff.wordpress.com All books are available on Amazon.com in digital and print, and at Smashwords.com in digital format.

Website: www.LeeannBetts.com Receive a free ebook just for signing up for our quarterly newsletter.

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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Leeann will give away ebook copy of A DEADLY DISSOLUTION to one lucky reader who answers the question below on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog. Question: Do you choose a book based on the cover design, the title, or the back cover copy?

Thanks, Leeann, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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Congratulations Week 07-02-19 & 07-09-18 Blog Giveaway Winners!

読書CONGRATULATIONS WEEK
07-02-19 & 07-09-18

BLOG GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!

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Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Spotlight** with WOLF’S MAN, Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series Book 1 by Lynn Nodima #recipe ~ Lemon Bisque Recipe

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**AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with LYNN NODIMA!

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: I THINK I LOVE YOU, Oxford Book 5 by Lauren Layne

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: FIRESTORM, Flashpoint Book 3 by Rachel Grant

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: SWEET BEGINNINGS, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 8 by Melissa McClone

 読書KAREN’S KILLER BOOK BENCH: Welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench where readers can discover talented new authors and take a peek inside their wonderful books. This is not an age-filtered site so all book peeks are PG-13 or better. Come back and visit often. Happy reading!

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Karen’s Killer Book Bench: HIS UNTAMED LOVE, Cuffs and Spurs Book 4 by Anya Summers

 読書KAREN’S KILLER BOOK BENCH: Welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench where readers can discover talented new authors and take a peek inside their wonderful books. This is not an age-filtered site so all book peeks are PG-13 or better. Come back and visit often. Happy reading!

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Congratulations JULY 2018 Blog Subscriber Giveaway Winner!!

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Time to announce the JULY 2018 #WINNER of my Monthly Blog Subscriber Giveaway, where special readers can win a read or coffee – two of my favorite things—on me!!!

And the winner is…

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