Kindle September 19, 2017

Black Fall
By Andrew Mayne
Bizarre, seemingly unrelated crimes draw illusionist turned FBI agent Jessica Blackwood to a desert town that has literally vanished. “Enthralling… The author, a professional magician, makes the impossible seem probable in this twisty, clever treat” (Publishers Weekly).
State Secrets
By Linda Lael Miller
A #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a passionate tale of romance and intrigue: FBI agent David Goddard is sent in undercover to keep an eye on cookbook author Holly Llewellyn. But the more he gets to know her, the harder it is to keep his identity a secret…

Kindle September 17, 2017

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Indemnity Only: 30th Anniversary Edition (V.I. Warshawski Novels Book 1)
by Sara Paretsky (Author)
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski’s specialty. Her client says he’s the prominent banker John Thayer. Turns out he’s not. He says his son’s girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that’s not her real name.

V. I.’s search turns up someone soon enough—the real John Thayer’s son, and he’s dead. Who’s V. I.’s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she’s got it figured, things are hotter—and deadlier—than Chicago in July. V. I.’s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman’s life.

Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, Book 13)
by Lee Child (Author)
New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved . . . then you don’t know Jack.

Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.


Buffalo Bayou Blues (The Bill Travis Mysteries Book 15)
by George Wier
Houston, Texas may be the blues capitol of the world, but when aging blues musician and Vietnam veteran Willard “Cottonmouth” Dalton is asked to kill a man, only Bill Travis can sort out why and get to the bottom of a war between two competing blues taverns and discover the identity of who stands behind a seeming accidental death, an…

Murder Grins and Bears It: Yooper Mystery #2 (A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery)
by Deb Baker
Note: NO animals are harmed in this romp through the backwoods!
On opening day of bear hunting season in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a game warden is murdered right under Little Donny’s tree stand. Little Donny disappears into the backwoods…

Cemetery Tours
by Jacqueline Smith
Some secrets are best kept laid to rest.

At least, that’s as far as Michael Sinclair is concerned. At twenty-seven, he has spent his entire life perfecting the art of pretending that the ghosts he encounters on a daily basis do not exist. Now, if only the dead would let him rest in peace.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely, especially after Kate Avery and her ailing brother, Gavin, move in next door. Kate and Gavin are haunted, and not by a dearly departed loved one. This spirit is aggressive, menacing, and harboring a dark resentment toward Gavin. In spite of every instinct advising him to walk away, Michael finds himself seeking to uncover the mysteries of Gavin’s past, and falling for the bright and lovely Kate. Yet competing for her affection is Luke Rainer, television’s hottest celebrity ghost hunter and the only (living) person to know Michael’s secret.

Joan Reeves: Did You Catch These Great Posts?

Normally, I give a list of good articles at the end of the month or the first day of the new month. Hurricane Harvey’s arrival and impact prevented me from doing this at the end of August.

I’m a bit late in giving you a list of posts you really should read if you’re an author or just a reader looking for inspiration to improve your life or entertainment about books and authors.

I think you’ll find these posts fit the bill.

Source: Joan Reeves: Did You Catch These Great Posts?

Diane Capri: Fun Stuff for September

Where Do I Get My Ideas?

It’s a question I get a lot: “Where do you get your story ideas?” Sometimes I joke and say I get them from But the truth is that I don’t always know. Sometimes, as I’m writing, solutions present themselves in ways that I hadn’t anticipated.

And, to be honest, sometimes I get ideas simply by sitting on my back porch. From my desk here in Michigan (which is really a lounge chair), I overlook the lake and can see wildlife, fishermen, kayakers, and sometimes, float planes.

One idea that came to me for Trace Evidence, the newest in my Heir Hunter Series featuring Michael Flint, happened when the float plane in the video below landed right in front of me. Hmmm…. The plane’s safe landing sparked an idea for a disaster that’s at the center of this newest book. I’m a better writer than a photographer (thank goodness!), but here’s the video from my backyard:

Fun Stuff for September