The Kindle version of The Curse of the Strawberry Moon is currently on sale for 99 cents.

As part of this Kindle Countdown, the price will gradually rise this week back to the list price of $4.99.

What can you get for less than a buck? According to reviews of this mystery…

thecurseofthestrawberrymoon_cover_150x228“It was truly ‘you cannot put this down until you finish it’ kind of book. I absolutely LOVED it. Cannot wait for the next one.”

“Loved the characters and the setting of the story so much that we took a drive to beautiful Keuka Lake to see it’s beauty for ourselves. Kept me guessing to the very end.”

“This easy-going, well-written novel is a discovery in the way that finding a great local restaurant, seeing a brilliant production by a regional theater company, or hearing an outstanding concert by local musicians are discoveries. I am looking forward to reading the next Caviston sisters mystery.”

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!

Last day at 99 cents

flyingtimeTick… tick… tick…

The Kindle Countdown Deal for In the Shadows of the Onion Domes has just hours left before the 99¢ price expires.

After that, Saturday & Sunday are your final chances this year to get it on sale, but at the higher price of $1.99.

Monday, Dec. 1 the book returns to its list price of $2.99.

smartphoneSee an ebook you want to read but it’s only in Kindle format? Don’t worry if you do not have a Kindle.

Amazon has a FREE app that will let you read the book on your computer, smartphone or iPad/tablet. Enter your email address in the box provided just below the book’s description on its Kindle page. To get the app, open the email sent to you by Amazon on your phone or tablet, then click the link provided in it to download the free app. You can also click this link on your PC or Mac to download the free program.

I know this because my new book of short stories, In the Shadows of the Onion Domes, is just in Kindle format for now. I downloaded a copy to my iPhone. BTW, you can purchase the book for  just 99 cents THROUGH NOV. 28.

Eighteen tales for 99¢

flyingtimeIn the Shadows of the Onion Domes is a Kindle Countdown Deal from Nov. 25-30.

Here’s how it will break down:

  • Nov. 25 through 28: 99¢
  • Nov. 29 & 30: $1.99
  • Dec. 1: Back to the list price, $2.99

samplerAt this price you could buy several copies as gifts. I like to think of this book as a Whitman’s Sampler of stories. Each one has a different flavor and shape (from sudden fiction to novella length).

Consider what this price represents. It’s…

  • Cheaper than a caramel macchiato (& no calories)!
  • Cheaper than a copy of the NYTimes!
  • Cheaper than a dozen pierogi!

C’mon and join the countdown mania HERE.

NEW RELEASE: Gerry McCullough

The_Seanachie_2_front_covereBOOK TITLE: The Seanachie 2: Norah on the Beach and other stories

PRICE: 99p / 99c

GENRE: Irish Short Stories, Humour


The second collection of twelve humorous Irish short stories featuring Old Seamus, the Seanachie – a lovable rogue from the fictional Donegal village of Ardnakil – whose amusing yarns and escapades are narrated by his old friend and regular visitor, Jamie. These stories were first published in the popular Irish weekly magazine from Wexford, Ireland’s Own.

A Seanachie is an Irish storyteller and Seamus is a great example of a storyteller. His storytelling covers many eras of recent Irish history – from his own childhood to modern times, and he often manages to get up to great antics in his attempts to help his friends out. The fire is lit and the smell of burning turf fills the air, the Guinness is cold, his pipe is going and Seamus is ready to tell another few yarns!

These stories involve a billy goat, a horse race, a kitten and a giant cucumber. There’s a wedding, a birthday and a white Christmas – a mixed up present, that leads to another wedding, and a rescue by the wrong man, who turns out to be the right one in the end! Romance, humour, intrigue and a glimpse into Irish life as once used to be.

Seamus is as crafty as they come, is not averse to ‘taking the law into his own hands’, can keep a secret for many years and is a willing nemesis to any who wish harm to the innocent. Seamus O’Hare, Donegal’s answer to Robin Hood!

Gerry_pod_logoAUTHOR BIO: Gerry McCullough, born and brought up in North Belfast, is an award winning short story writer with a distinguished reputation. She has had nearly seventy short stories published, broadcast, or collected in anthologies, and around thirty poems published in various magazines. In 2005 her story Primroses won the Cuirt Award (Galway Arts Festival) and she has won, been short listed, and been commended in a number of other literary competitions since.

Gerry graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Joint Honours degree in English Literature and Philosophy, and followed this with an MA in English Literature, also from Queen’s. She now lives in Conlig just outside Bangor, Northern Ireland. She is married to singer-songwriter, writer and radio presenter Raymond McCullough, and has four children.

Gerry’s first novel, Belfast Girls, originally published by Night Publishing and now published by Precious Oil Publications, was a #1 bestseller on paid UK Kindle Literary Fiction. Belfast Girls is set mainly in the years after the ceasefires and the peace process, and is the story of three girls, friends since childhood, from different religious backgrounds, who remain friends in spite of this difference; and of their lives and loves.

Danger Danger, her second book, an Irish romantic thriller, was followed by a collection of 12 Irish short stories, The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus. Angel in Flight, featuring Angel Murphy, ‘a strong minded Belfast girl’, was published in June 2012. Angel in Belfast, the second Angel Murphy thriller, came out in June 2013. Gerry is also the author of a children’s book, Lady Molly & The Snapper, a time travel adventure set in Ireland and on the high seas, in which the brother and sister travel back to meet, among others, Cuchulain, St Patrick, Grainne the pirate, and victims of the Famine.

Johnny McClintock’s War, her latest book, published in August 2014 is set before, during and after the first world war and the twenties’ Irish troubles and focuses on a man’s inner struggle with his faith in the midst of outward conflict.










NEW RELEASE: Melissa Smith

throughtherainboweBOOK TITLE: Through the Rainbow

PRICE: 99¢

GENRE: Short Thrill

DESCRIPTION: We’ve all wondered what we might find at the end of the rainbow . . .

Following his brother on more than his fair share of hikes, David is done discovering nothing more than damp grass. Not one to be deterred, Paul drags his reluctant brother out again in search of his childhood dream. Finding and walking through the rainbow’s end.

Maybe searching for the end of the rainbow isn’t such a great idea after all.



soleintentioneBOOK TITLE: Sole Intention

PRICE: 99¢

GENRE: Thriller/mystery

DESCRIPTION: Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair colour have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve.

Hoping the women are still alive, Ellen digs for clues and races to find the women, despite her troubled private life and a meddlesome stepfather with a violent secret.

“This is yet another great thriller from Mel Comley – fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat, you won’t want to put it down!” S. Hodge

“I loved the whole Lorne Simkins series by Mel Comley so was really excited to find that she had released a new book. Within around 10 mins I had downloaded and started to read. This is a great story which moves at a breakneck pace. What really sets it apart though is the author’s typical characterisation. From practically the first page we get an insight into the personalities of both Brian and Ellen. Although in this book Ellen is the stand out character, I imagine that if this develops into a series we will learn more about Brian’s background. I love the way Ellen’s family are woven into the story, the situation with her mother is almost as interesting as the main plot.
I couldn’t put this book down and sincerely hope that Mel has more stories planned around these characters.” Kittycat2000


Book Tour: Elaine Calloway

Elaine Calloway

Elaine Calloway

NAME:  Elaine Calloway


BOOK: Water’s Blood, Book One of The Elemental Clan Series

Kindle US:

GENRE:  paranormal/contemporary fantasy with romantic elements

LOCALE:  New Orleans

PROTAGONIST:  Brooke (Water Elemental)

SOUNDTRACK:  I make soundtracks for all my books. You can view the list of songs at the bottom of the page here:

EMOTIONS:  Water’s Blood touches on many emotions, but the main theme I tried to keep in mind while writing it was choice. That while our options may not always be the ones we want, we always have a choice, we always have free will. That is what Brooke, the Water Elemental, is fighting for her daughter to maintain, before evil reaps her soul.

Nature’s core Elements—Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water—have lived on Earth for countless millennia. Disguised as humans, they are charged with one mission: protect the innocent from fallen angel clans, who reap human souls and force them to do their bidding.
For Brooke, a water Element stationed in New Orleans, the job has become personal. After breaking the Universe’s rule—no mating with humans—Brooke is forbidden to share a life with NOPD cop Alex or reveal her identity to their half-breed daughter. Now Brooke’s only child is about to turn sixteen, and the Minaré fallen angels are determined to snare her soul by Halloween.
Brooke broke the rules once by allowing love to interfere with her mission. Now she and Alex must put consequences aside to break the rules again—if they wish to save their daughter’s soul.


“Hell is empty; all the devils are here.”
― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Brooke gripped the bar’s wooden edge until her knuckles turned white. Nausea and trepidation washed through her human form. Not now. Please. Not when her New Orleans pub, Armand’s, was filled with Friday night locals. She couldn’t keep walking away from her cover job. And she definitely couldn’t tell her customers the truth.
Her mission was critical: protect innocent humans from the Minare, a local clan of Fallen Angels. Who knew dealing with a teenager would be the more difficult job?
The nausea grew stronger, churning in the depths of her stomach. For one hopeful moment, she wondered if the Shrimp Creole she’d eaten for lunch could be the culprit. A sense of uneasiness snaked through her veins. No such luck. All signs pointed to the distress call.
Images in her line of vision began to spin. Gold, purple, and green Fleur de Lis emblems on the bar walls blurred into a kaleidoscope haze. Oh, yes. She recognized this feeling—the ole Tilt-O-Whirl-from-Hell. She shut her eyes, wanting her equilibrium to stabilize, but the famed Mardi Gras colors danced behind her eyelids.
Breathe. She inhaled deep. Beer, tobacco smoke, and lemon polish overpowered her nostrils.
The impending doom intensified. Your daughter is in danger. You have to go.
Panic churned inside her like a tornado. She’d been afraid this would happen.
What was she supposed to do? Family and her mission were mutually exclusive in her world. She couldn’t kick her customers out. Her only option was to leave someone in charge. Someone trustworthy.
Quinn, one of her favorite regulars and a self-professed hippie, approached and plunked his shot glass down. “Refill when you get a chance. Life treating you okay?”
Perfect. Quinn and his wife had helped her rebuild the pub after Hurricane Katrina. They were good folks, the kind of humans Brooke could trust her customers with.
She tilted the amber whiskey bottle and poured. “I’ll make you a deal. Watch the place for thirty minutes, and you can have all the refills you want.”
“Works for me. What happened to John?”
Brooke grabbed her keys and jacket. She didn’t have time to get into the particulars. “Quit on me yesterday, said he’s moving back home to care for his parents. I haven’t had the chance to place a want-ad for someone new.”
“I’ll hold down the fort. Go do what you need to do.” Quinn strolled behind the bar, his body moving in tune to the Zydeco music coming from the speakers. On any other day, she liked the New Orleans locals and their leisurely way of life. Just not now.

NEW RELEASE: Melissa Smith

fallingstarseBOOK TITLE: Falling Stars

PRICE: 99¢

GENRE: Short Thrill

DESCRIPTION: Meteor showers are spectacular shows that everyone should see at least once in their lives. Brand new Falling Stars hit the Earth’s surface every day. Most are nothing more than fascinating pieces of space rock, but others . . .

Others are much more than they seem.


The end of the world may or may not come next month, but even if it does, I doubt it will happen as inventively as in this short story. Some of the verb tenses threw me off, but overall, I enjoyed this creative apocalyptic tale.