Posted in Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Freebies and Special Offers

Free eBook, One Day Only, November 29, and a Sneak Peek of Two New Holiday Stories

If you had the chance to read A Stone’s Throw, the first book of my Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, you came to know widowed librarian, Alicia, and followed her through the mystery that brought her to Cobble Cove and her meeting with John, the town’s newspaper publisher. In Between a Rock and a Hard Place, that takes place near the holidays in Cobble Cove, Alicia is faced with several new mysteries and one that is particularly close to home. This story can be read as a standalone or part of the 4-book series.

Get Your FREE book here (11/29 only): myBook.to/CobbleCove2

Librarian Alicia McKinney has put the past behind her…

Two years ago, Alicia discovered both a terrible truth and lasting love with John McKinney in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York. Now a busy mother of twin babies and co-author of a mystery series, Alicia couldn’t be happier.

brhp-teaser-2Alicia’s contentment and safety are challenged…

Walking home alone from the library, Alicia senses someone following her, and on more than one occasion, she believes she is being watched. Does she have a stalker? When the local gift shop is burglarized, the troubling event causes unrest among Alicia and the residents of the quiet town.

John and Alicia receive an offer they can’t refuse…

When John’s sister offers to babysit while she and John take a much-needed vacation in New York City, Alicia is reluctant to leave her children because of the disturbances in Cobble Cove. John assures her the town is safe in the hands of Sheriff-elect Ramsay. Although Alicia’s experience with and dislike of the former Long Island detective don’t alleviate her concern, she and John take their trip.

Alicia faces her worst nightmare…

The McKinneys’ vacation is cut short when they learn their babies have been kidnapped and John’s sister shot. Alicia and John’s situation puts them between a rock and a hard place when the main suspect is found dead before the ransom is paid. In order to save their children, the McKinneys race against the clock to solve a mystery more puzzling than those found in their own books. Can they do it before time runs out?

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Sneak Peek of Two Holiday Stories Releasing December 2:

Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery

Another death has occurred in Cobble Cove near the holidays. This time, it’s the owner of the new pet store in town who was felled by a case of cat food that crushed his skull. Was it an accident, or murder? While the townspeople including the sheriff are divided in their opinions, Sneaky and Kittykai, the library and inn cats, sniff out the truth.

Murder Unwrapped

Richard Bright is a man with a plan. He’s an inventor who wants to kill his wife with one of his inventions. He hopes to put his plan into effect on Christmas, but his invention isn’t quite perfected. Dealing with his wife isn’t an option, nor her two rambunctious kittens, Harry and Hermione. What sweetens the pot is her large inheritance and a pretty young woman who is now working at his shop. Will Richard’s plan to have his special gift ready in time pan out, or will it fizzle with some of his other unfinished projects?

Thank you all for reading this post and my books and stories. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Posted in A Stone's Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Cozy Series, Freebies and Special Offers, Written in Stone

Holiday Promo – 3 books, 3 days only – 99 cents each – December 1, 2, & 3

The Cobble Cove mystery series is on sale for 99 cents per book. Don’t miss this holiday special running December 1, 2, and 3.  Purchase them all for less than $3. Great to give as gifts, too.

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The first book of the series featuring librarian Alicia Fairmont who travels to the small town of Cobble Cove, New York in search of answers about her dead husband’s family and the mysterious hit and run accident that killed him . . . or was it actually murder?

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It’s holiday time in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York, but the mood is anything but merry because three crimes have hit the town including the kidnapping of baby twins. myBook.to/CC3ebook

A dead body in the library’s mystery section . . . . A missing cat . . . . A strange, beautiful woman who has returned from Alicia’s husband’s past. How are these all connected? Find out in Book 3 of the Cobble Cove mystery series.

Posted in A Stone's Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Free and On Sale May 9 and 10 the First 2 Cobble Cove Mysteries

The first of my Cobble Cove mystery series, A Stone’s Throw, is free on Amazon on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10. The second book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, is on sale for 99 cents. Grab a copy of both for less than a $1.

5-star review of A Stone’s Throw: “A wonderfully written cozy murder mystery! I was completely enraptured from the first page and found myself quite unable to put it down! The storyline was masterfully crafted and flowed smoothly, unveiling more and more secrets and tidbits as it progressed and kept me completely hooked the entire time.”  myBook.to/Stonesthrow

5-star review of Between a Rock and a Hard Place: “If you like a small town mystery with a twist you will enjoy this book. Cobble Cove is a cozy town and reading about its residents makes you feel like you are there and know the characters.” myBook.to/CobbleCove2

The books are also on tour with Great Escapes through May 13. Hosting blogs feature reviews, guest posts, spotlights, and interviews of my series as well as a chance to win all 3 books in a giveaway. The tour schedule is below:

May 5 – My Journey Back – SPOTLIGHT

May 5 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

May 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

May 6 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW

May 7 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

May 8 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT

May 8 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

May 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT

May 10 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

May 11 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

May 12 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW

May 13 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

Posted in Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Thanks for Making My Mystery #2

2Thanks to all those who voted for Between a Rock and a Hard Place in the P&E Reader’s poll category for best mystery and also to my wonderful publisher, Solstice Publisher. Although I came in #2, I am very proud to display my winner’s top 10 badge. There were a lot of great books running. I am pleased to have taken second place, and I owe it all to my friends, family, and fans. It means a lot to me.

Posted in Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Blog Tour, Facebook Hop

Don’t Miss My Tours, Giveaways, and Holiday Promotions

correctedtourbannerThis has been a very busy week for me. I’ve been involved in a Facebook blog hop and will start another tomorrow. I’ve also had a week-long blog tour on Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book and presented an author talk at my local library. Because I want everyone to have a chance at the prizes and promotions I am offering, I have summarized them below. Most are ending very soon, so hop to it and enter a few or all of them. Good luck, and thanks for your interest.

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48 eBooks ! 2 swag packs ! $10 Amazon gift card! & an eBook gift of YOUR choice up for grabs! Today, December 11, is the last day to enter for all prizes that will be awarded on Monday, December 12, by all participating authors including myself. Don’t miss out. Check my Facebook author page for details and how to enter: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

41gkohndn5l-_sx300_Newsletter Contest for a silver locket. To participate, you just need to subscribe to my author newsletter by filling out the pop-up form on my website at https://debbiedelouise.com. One winner will be announced on Thursday, December 15. I am giving away a duplicate necklace through the rafflecopter in my blog tour with Escape to a Good Book with Dollycas that ends today, December 11. Below are all the stops the tour has made. Each stop features a chance to enter the giveaway:

December 5 – Books, Dreams, Life – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

December 6 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

December 7 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

December 8 – Omnimystery News – INTERVIEW

December 9 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

December 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

December 11 – Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

holiday-hop-graphicStarting tomorrow, December 12, I am one of over 100 authors participating in the Aurora Publicity Holiday Hop. Check my Facebook author page on Wednesday, December 14, for information on how to enter my contest and the prize I will be offering. https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author.  For more details and to enter all the other author contests and giveaways going on the entire week, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1101537709967416

Thanks to the local folks who attended my author talk on Friday, December 9. Here is a photo from the event.

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Posted in A Stone's Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Books, Characters

Introducing Cobble Cove Character Chat

I have some exciting news to share, but first, I want to thank all those great authors who helped me and my characters host our Cobble Cove mysteries birthday party on Facebook this past week. The guest hosts did a wonderful job, and we had a great turn out of readers.

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Now for the big news. My brilliant 7th-grade daughter came up with a great idea which includes all the characters from the Cobble Cove mysteries hosting a monthly event called Cobble Cove Character Chat on the first Wednesday of each month. There will be a different character each month. That character will “chat” with anyone who visits the page that day. The character will post some information about themselves, maybe share an excerpt from a book in which they appear, and also offer a contest, freebie, or something else of interest to readers. Those who visit the CCCC event page may ask any question(s) they want of the character of that month. Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun? Why not drop by and check out the first chat on Wednesday, December 7?

The event page is located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826399190969939/

Posted in A Stone's Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Books

Join my Books Birthday Party Featuring Giveaways, Contests, and Prizes

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You are invited to the Cobble Cove Mysteries Birthday party taking place on Facebook Tuesday night, November 15 through Wednesday afternoon, November 16. Join me and 8 other authors in celebrating the one-year birthday of A Stone’s Throw and the one-month birthday of Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

The party will feature giveaways, free books, contests, and fun. Some of the hosts may also bring virtual birthday presents, decorations, food, and drinks. Alicia and Sneaky the library cat, characters from the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, will make special guest appearances on both days.

The schedule of authors and the link to the event page are listed below. I look forward to seeing you at the party.

Tuesday, Nov 15:

6:30 – 7:00 pm – Alicia (from the Cobble Cove Mysteries)
7:00 – 7:30 pm – Alisha Vincent
7:30 – 8 pm – Natalie Silk
8:00 – 8:30 pm Ali.Brandon
8:30-9:00 pm Natalina Bell
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Sneaky Cat (from the Cobble Cove Mysteries)

Wednesday, Nov. 16:

10:00 – 10:30 am – Debbie De Louise Author
10:30 – 11 am – Steve Lindahl
11 – 11:30 am – Ramona Marek
11:30 – 12 noon – Author Charmain Zimmerman Brackett
12 noon – 12:30 Sneaky Cat (from the Cobble Cove Mysteries)
12:30 – 1 pm – Sophia Valentine

https://www.facebook.com/events/686222481543213/