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Author Buzz Giveaway: Spice Up Holiday Shopping

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This week’s Author Buzz giveaway features quite the mix of genres to save some money and start holiday shopping with a spring. A hot romance and a story that will pull at your heartstrings, a murder mystery with recipes and a heart-pounding adventure with links to the ancient past. Don’t miss out on any of these great titles! Dear Reader, As the Kindred Players hold their dress rehearsal for A Christmas Carol, a ghost wafts onstage and murders the star of the show. Suzanne Dietz, co-owner of the Cackleberry Club, rushes after this spooky specter but loses him when he escapes into a snowstorm. Suzanne vows to solve this murder and ends up juggling multiple suspects, holiday tea parties, a second…

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Author Buzz Giveaway: Fantasy, Mystery, Vampires!

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A royal fantasy, Mardi Gras mystery, and sizzling vampire romance are all featured in this week’s Author Buzz giveaway! Don’t miss out on your chance to win a free copy from any of these great authors. Read below for messages straight from the writers! Dear Reader: I’ve always loved reading epic fantasy, and I’m thrilled to introduce Kill the Queen (Harper Voyager), book #1 in my Crown of Shards series. Kill the Queen focuses on Everleigh Blair, a royal who is distantly in line for the throne of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. But when the unthinkable happens, Evie finds herself fighting for her life—both inside and outside the gladiator arena. Enter to win at [email protected] Happy reading! New York…

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AuthorBuzz: Mystery, Scandal, and Secrets Abound!

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  I’m thrilled to bring you Plum Tea Crazy, the 19th book in my New York Times bestselling Tea Shop Mysteries. As tea shop owner Theodosia views Charleston Harbor’s Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow’s walk of a nearby mansion, a local banker tumbles over the narrow railing and plunges to his death. But this tragic accident turns sinister when Theodosia discovers that the victim was actually shot with a crossbow. With pacing that moves like a thriller, it’s one of the reasons Book Riot named the Tea Shop Mysteries to their list of “25 of the All Time Best Cozy Mystery Series.” Visit the author’s website: http://www.laurachilds.com.   Imogene Abney accepts a teaching position at Vandenberg School for Boys…

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This Week’s Personal Stories from Authorbuzz Authors

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s author has to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, The most explosive novel yet in the bestselling Dan Lenson series, ONSLAUGHT unfolds a frightening scenario of how a global war with China could unfold. The U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific. This latest novel in Poyer’s longrunning series of military thrillers received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. I’m giving away five copies of the hardcover first edition. Write to [email protected] to win! http://us.macmillan.com/onslaught/davidpoyer Dear Reader, When Suzanne Dietz,…

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Pam Webber and Laura Childs are This Week’s Featured Authors

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, I’m thrilled to bring you Scorched Eggs, the 6th book in my New York Times bestselling Cackleberry Club Mysteries. This is a book you can identify with – from my entrepreneurial main characters, to the small town setting of the Cackleberry Club café. With pacing that moves like a thriller, a ripped-from-the-headlines story, and a carefully drawn sense of place, many readers tell me a Cackleberry Club Mystery is comfort food for the mind. And they’re just as enthusiastic about my recipes for Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Cheese Popovers,…

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This Week’s Authors Preview Their Titles and Book Giveaways

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader Every family has skeletons, but the one in Georgia Thackery’s attic is special. It’s Sid. He walks, he talks, and with Georgia’s help, he solves murders. It’s Halloween, Sid’s favorite holiday, when he can rub bony elbows with people outside the house? Georgia treats him to a visit to a haunted house, but they get rattled when a genuine body is discovered and find themselves with a skull-scratcher of a case. Email [email protected] with the subject line “Me me me!” to win one of five signed copies. http://leighperryauthor.com Dear…

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Hybrid novels, inspiring stories and more. Take a journey with this week’s authors

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.   Dear Reader, I’m thrilled to present THE MAPMAKER’S CHILDREN, a historical-contemporary hybrid novel with a literary mystery twist! Set in West Virginia over 150 years apart, Sarah Brown, the daughter of abolitionist John Brown, and Eden Anderson, a modern-day woman struggling with infertility: two fates woven together when dark secrets are unearthed. History and destiny are interconnected in a riveting story map. Fans of Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of National Book Award winner COLD MOUNTAIN, will delight in this untold adventure in the Civil War south. “THE…

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Delivery! Authors offer insight and a chance to win work

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See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Happy reading!  Dear Reader, What is the toll of emotional abuse? Maddy’s husband is her greatest blessing and biggest curse. Brilliant and charming when he chooses, Ben turns into a raging bull when crossed—and Maddy never knew what would cross him. Accidents of Marriage examines the effect of a tragic accident on a family, exploring unintended consequences, traumatic injury and children lost in the shuffle. NYT Bestselling author Liane Moriarty deemed it “both unputdownable and unforgettable.” Email me at [email protected] to win one of five signed copies! Randy Susan Meyers randysusanmeyers.com…

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Cozy with a side of crime

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Berkley Prime Crime has a lot going on in March, with the release of several cozy mysteries. They’re light on blood, and heavy on charm. Plus the imprint just turned 20! Here are BookTrib’s recommendations for readers who prefer the lighter side of crime. At the top of the must-read list is Pearls and Poison, the third entry in the Consignment Shop series by Duffy Brown. What’s a once-rich ex-wife to do in Savannah, Georgia, after she’s left with little more than her stunning wardrobe after a divorce? She opens a consignment shop with her aunt, of course, which is exactly what heroine Regan Summerside does. Although that keeps her busy, she still has time to discover who murdered her…

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