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Countdown deals, giveaway winners

reviews_tcotsmcoverIt’s almost time to start the Kindle Countdown!

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6 a.m. EST, the Kindle version of my new mystery The Curse of the Strawberry Moon will be marked down drastically.

The Kindle version of the book has a list price of $4.99.
On Sept. 17, the price plummets to 99 cents and then gradually rises back to the list price at the end of the week.

Price increases go from 99 cents to $1.99, to $2.99, to $3.99, and then back to $4.99 on Sept. 24.

How long will it stay at the lowest price? It’s a risk waiting buyers must figure out. Remember, the clock will be ticking. The longer you wait, the less you save.

DID YOU KNOW: With the free downloadable Kindle app, you can read the book not only on Kindle but iPhone, Blackberry, Android as well as Windows and Mac tablets/desktops. The app is available at


Congrats to the GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Three people are the lucky winners of digital and paperback copies of The Curse of the Strawberry Moon. Congrats to Debra K. who won a Kindle copy through my Amazon giveaway, and Arlene D. and Angel L. who won signed paperbacks through the Goodreads giveaway. Stay tuned for more prizes!

NEW RELEASE: Lia Fairchild

eBOOK TITLE: Circle in the Sand 

PRICE: $3.99

GENRE: Contemporary Fiction


Four life-long friends bound by two decades of laughter, love, promises, and secrets. Once inseparable, the four grow into independent adults pursuing very different paths.

Sage, raised by career-driven parents, follows a carefully laid out future of success that leaves her wondering what she’s missed out on.

Emily, the college drop-out, now has three children that have become her whole life. She’s slowly lost herself, subconsciously seeking dangerous ways to cope. Can she find herself in time?

Jax always lived on the edge, skating through life with no apparent ambition, yet remained the energy and emotional cement of the group. She longs for her friends to accept her without trying to fix her.

Ned, Emily’s twin brother, yearns to stand up and be counted. But his old loyalties and new feelings for one of the girls has him pulled in different directions.

Will the ties that held them together as kids be strong enough for them as adults? These four friends will discover the true meaning of friendship and unveil truths about themselves they never knew existed.



liafairchildLia Fairchild is both a traditionally published and independent author who writes contemporary fiction, chick lit, romance, and mystery/thriller. Fairchild was born and raised in Southern California and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two teenagers.

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One week left for book deals!

217cardCHRISTMAS SHOPPING? Here are some links where you can get my books on sale. All prices have been reduced until Dec. 25.:

MY BOOKSTORE AT AMAZON: Paperbacks only:

AMAZON: for paperbacks & ebooks:

SMASHWORDS (ebookformats for ALL readers):

KOBO reader digital format:

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BARNES & NOBLE: Nook store

NEW RELEASE: Eddie Stack

quareeBOOK TITLE: Quare Hawks

PRICE: $3.99

GENRE: Literary fiction, short stories, contemporary Irish fiction

DESCRIPTION: Quare Hawks, Eddie Stack’s third collection of stories, contains 13 tales that span Ireland’s boom to burst years, and are peopled by weird and wonderful characters. There’s the love starved lady poet, who falls for a married man. There’s a cross-dresser who loves flowers and is afraid of cops. Stack has stories about loss of virginity and loss of life. He tells of drinkers, scammers and crustys, and a psychotic genius who paints the town red once and a while. The stories are varied and range in length and themes. Some are in a traditional setting and others combine Irish magic realism with the everyday. They all have a sense of place and style in the best Irish writing tradition. The final story is about an American shrink who moves to Ireland and attends to the Irish and more.

Of his writing journey Eddie Stack says: “I grew up in a small pub in the west of Ireland. My family was musical and there were a few poets on my father’s side. A friend of my parents, Caitlin MacNamara was married to Dylan Thomas, so I heard a lot of talk about him when I was growing up. A few old storytellers used drink in our pub and they used tell me tales in Irish. Scéalta grinn they were called, funny stories. The first bit of writing I did was in Irish — I wrote a short poem when I was 10 or 11. Then I remember putting words to a tune and turning it into a song when I was in my early teens. I flirted with poetry for a good while before trying my hand at short stories. It took me years to figure out how to craft a good story. And more years passed before I got one published. That was a story called ‘For the Record’, and it was published in a literary review that also included Seamus Heaney, John McGaharn, Kathleen Raine and others. After that, a few doors began to open for me.”


“Quare Hawks is a collision between old and new Ireland. Both heartbreaking and hilarious, and hopeful and despairing. Eddie Stack has a way of making you laugh and cry at the same time. A brilliant collection from a great Irish storyteller.” Willy Vlautin, author of Lean on Pete, Motel Life and Northline

From Mel Ulm at The Reading Life: “Eddie Stack (County Clare, Ireland) is a great storyteller. His works, often set in the West of Ireland, are beautifully written and a great pleasure to read. Stack is one of Ireland’s most famous contemporary authors. He has been reviewed with great favor by publications like The New York Times, The Observer and The San Francisco Chronicle. The people in his stories may just be “ordinary people” but there is nothing ordinary about the Irish and Stack does a wonderful job of proving this point. There are 13 excellent stories in Quare Hawks. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good story, especially one set in the west of Ireland. Stack’s stories are a delight to read, wonderfully written and have a strong insight into the human condition.”


NEW RELEASE: Carol Davis Luce

awakeningeBOOK TITLE: Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl

PRICE: $3.99

GENRE: Women’s Fiction. Coming-of-age novel

DESCRIPTION: Behind closed doors, a young mind is awakened to a world bigger than innocent brown eyes can imagine. Suzy Kovak learns early how to keep a secret. Latchkey kids, Suzy and her brother, watch out for each other until he finds a new best friend. Forced to fend for herself, Suzy becomes a target for bullies. Growing up in Southern California in the 50s wasn’t exactly root beer floats and sock hops. Their single mother struggles to keep the family together. Suzy feels lucky to get in good the cool kids who would cut their mark into the flesh of anyone clumsy enough to cross the gang. Yet sometimes a girl still needs her mom even if her mom is less than perfect. Suzy holds tight to her secrets–until she meets the one person who unlocks her mind and sets the secrets free.


***** We are proud to announce that Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl by Carol Davis Luce is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

***** Awakening takes the reader on a journey. Through sweet, innocent Suzy’s eyes, readers will be drawn in and captivated from the very first page. The story begins with Suzy at a tender, young age, and then progresses, taking the reader on a journey where they learn why Suzy is forced to grow up much faster than any young girl should have to. I was taken through a myriad of emotions as I read it, sometimes joyful, often sad, but always thought-provoking. I found myself feeling shocked and surprised at times, often worrying about not only the situations Suzy found herself in, but also with those closest in her life: her mother, barely-there father, and her brother. This isn’t the genre I usually read, but I’m so glad I picked up this book! I was thoroughly impressed with the story and the author’s ability to keep me invested, page after page. Highly recommend!

***** Set in the nineteen forties and fifties, Awakening is the first person tale of Suzie, growing up in the rougher parts of Southern California from age five to thirteen. Suzie’s father abandons Suzie, her mother, and brother for booze and other women. Life gets harder. Often penniless, sometimes living with relatives or at an orphanage, Mom and the two kids cling to dreams of their own home, a real full-time dad, and being loved. Mom is still beautiful but makes bad choices in men, and works herself into swollen waitress legs and varicose veins to keep the little family together. Brother Lenny, two years older than Suzie, is quiet, strong, an observer and protector. Suzie and he are forced to grow up fast, to see and experience things no child should have to see or experience. Suzie, brash and one to speak her mind from an early age, gives the reader page after page of funny, tragic, astounding but always true-to-life adventures of her immediate family, other relatives, neighbors and school mates, predators and true friends. Interesting plot points pop up, linger and make the reader wonder, and then resolve in uniformly engaging ways.

Luce expertly stays true to the jargon of the time and the age of the main character. Wonderful details from that time–the foods, the cars, the stores and diners, the home-delivery services, the way most people smoked, drank, talked on party phone lines, watched TV, enrich the novel. “Awakening” is cleanly written, easy to read and, though full of interesting characters, easy to follow.


NEW RELEASE: Sibel Hodge

leopardeBOOK TITLE: The See-Through Leopard

PRICE: $3.99

GENRE: YA/Coming of Age

From bestselling and award winning author, Sibel Hodge, comes a inspirational coming of age novel…

Most sixteen-year-old girls are obsessed with their looks, but Jazz Hooper’s obsessed for a different reason. After a car accident that kills her mum, Jazz is left with severe facial scars and retreats into a dark depression.

Fearing what will happen if Jazz doesn’t recover, her dad makes a drastic decision to move them from England to a game reserve in Kenya for a new start. And when Jazz finds an orphaned leopard cub, it sets off a chain of events that lead her on a two year journey of discovery, healing, and love.

“A percentage of the royalties from the sale of this book will be contributed to Panthera, a leading international conservation organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s big cats, plus other wildlife conservation groups.” — Sibel Hodge, Author

“This is a warm and uplifting love story …. love for a leopard, love for wild animals, love for the environment and ultimately love for oneself.” — Lisa Lim, Author of She’s the Boss

“If I had to sum this story up into one word, I think it would be fitting to say, “Wow!” This story was emotionally gripping from the very first page to the very last.” — Night Owl Teen Reviews