Posted in Cozy Mystery, Freebies and Special Offers

Don’t Forget your Easter Gift

I hope you all had a nice Easter/Passover. This is just a reminder that my Easter mystery, KittyKai’s Easter Mystery, is free through Monday, April 5.

During an Easter egg hunt at the Cobble Inn, a ring is found on the grounds by Alicia’s daughter, Carol. When the sheriff has it examined, he discovers it belonged to him and Gilly’s neighbor, Gretchen Miller, who disappeared the month before. An investigation leads to the discovery of Mrs. Miller’s body buried on the site of the inn’s new construction.

As Alicia and Gilly set out to solve this new mystery despite their husbands’ discouragement, Sneaky and Kittykai, the library and inn cats, secretly lend them a paw.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about this fun, short mystery:

“Cobble Cove is a world you would love to live in – spending days at the inn or the library, curled up with your cats, your best friend a murder mystery writer – the perfect cosy mystery series!”

This is a fun and very quick read, and makes me want more. I’ll be back for more adventures with these Cats!

A fun read, especially if you have cats and know their intelligence, ingenuity, and curiosity.

Get your copy here: mybook.to/KKEaster

If you haven’t read the other Cobble Cove stories or books, check them out on my Amazon author page.

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Spring Sale and April Contest

My psychological thriller, Sea Scope, is on Sale until April 4 for 99 cents. This book won a silver medal from Reader’s Favorite, was a finalist in the mystery category of Top shelf Magazine’s contest, and was nominated for best mystery by the Author Academy Awards. It was also a 5-star recommended read of the IHI Book Review Project.

Sarah Collins needs an escape. Mourning her brother’s death and the impending breakup of her marriage, she returns to her childhood home in South Carolina, where her family operated an inn.

Sarah hasn’t been back to Sea Scope for twenty years; not since she and her brother Glen discovered a body by the nearby lighthouse. She never understood why her parents left Sea Scope so suddenly, or the reasons behind her father’s suicide.

After Sarah returns to the inn, she faces long-buried memories, text messages and strange clues. Something is not right in Sea Scope. Reunited with people from her past, she tries to figure out what’s going on in her childhood home.

When past and present collide, Sarah must face truths about her family, and what happened that summer day by the lighthouse. But will she survive to tell the tale?

Purchase link:
mybook.to/SeaScope

If you haven’t subscribed to Debbie’s Drafts, my author newsletter, subscribe before April 2 to be eligible to win a $10 gift card and a paperback copy of one of my books in which you will be named. Details will be included in my April newsletter.

Posted in author news, Blog Tour, Freebies and Special Offers, New Releases

Spring Author News: Blog Tour, Sale, and New Release

My new Cobble Cove cozy mystery is on tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours from March 22 – March 28. Follow the tour at these stops and enter the giveaway for 3 free Cobble Cove cozy stories:

March 22 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, GUEST POST

March 22 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 23 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW

March 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 24 – Maureen’s Musing – REVIEW

March 24 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 25 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

March 26 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

March 26 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 27 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 28 – Literary Gold – REVIEW

March 28 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT

My medical mystery, Memory Makers, about a woman who volunteers for the trial of a new memory drug hoping to recall the face of the “shadow man” who killed her sister twenty-five years ago, is on sale for 99 cents from March 23 – 27. Pick up a copy here: mybook.to/memorymakers

Posted in Blog Tour, Freebies and Special Offers, New Releases

March New Releases, Blog Tour, and Sales

As February comes to a close, I have some exciting news for my readers. My Cobble Cove story, KittyKai’s Easter Mystery, will release on March 5 with a blog tour running March 22 to 28.

Here’s the tour schedule if you’d like to follow along and enter the giveaway.

March 22 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW, GUEST POST

March 22 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 23 – Here’s How It Happened – REVIEW

March 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

March 24 – Maureen’s Musing – REVIEW

March 24 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 25 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

March 26 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

March 26 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

March 27 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

March 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

March 28 – Literary Gold – REVIEW

March 28 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT

For an exclusive excerpt from this book, subscribe to my author’s newsletter, Debbie’s Drafts, by filling out the pop-up form at https://debbiedelouise.com or send your email address to me to at debbiewriter@yahoo.com, and I’ll subscribe you.

I’ve also had a story accepted in an upcoming anthology for Red Penguin Collections. My story, “Growing Up in the Summer of 1971,” will appear in The Roaring ’20’s: A Decade of Stories.

In March, I also have two books on sale. The Spanish translation of my silver-medal award-winning psychological mystery, Sea Scope (Vista Al Mar), will be on sale through March 4 and my medical mystery, Memory Makers, will be on sale from March 23 to March 27. Both will cost only 99 cents for the eBook versions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll also be publishing a time-travel thriller, Time’s Relative, with Next Chapter Publishing. I have already signed a contract with them and will start the editing process shortly.

If you’d like to connect with me on any of my social media sites, you can find them all at this link: https://linktr.ee/deblibrarian

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February Sale on 5 Romances

Five of my romance novels are on sale this month. The sale kicks off today, February 5, with my romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace.

Get it FREE here: mybook.to/Jackebook

Jackie Riordan’s in trouble . . .

When her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace, who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn’t count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in crime. She also doesn’t expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.

All bets are off . . .

After Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move. Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?

Things that sparkle aren’t always Diamonds . . .

Before Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself atop the Willis Tower carrying her father’s ashes in her pocket and aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go terribly wrong, and Jackie’s only choice seems to be to walk away from Ace or face imprisonment.

Keep an eye out for the upcoming sales for these romance books:

February 9-11 Cloudy Rainbow

February 12-15: The Seashell and the Stone and Saving Snow White

February 17-21: Love on the Rocks

Posted in Freebies and Special Offers, Mysteries

Last Chance: 5 Books on Sale for 99 cents

The holiday sales for five of my books are ending soon. Each one is only 99 cents.

My standalone mystery, Memory Makers, about a woman volunteering for a clinical trial of a new memory drug hoping to recall the face of the “shadow man” who killed her sister is on sale through December 27.

The other 4 books are on sale through December 31st.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Cobble Cove #2)

Celebrating Christmas with my Characters (A Cobble Cove story)

Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery (winner of the Cat Writers’ Association 2020 Muse Medallion award)

The Missing Mistletoe (a paranormal holiday romance)

Two of my mysteries are in the running for a 2020 Reader’s Choice Award, No Gravestone Unturned (Cobble Cove #5) and Memory Makers. If you’ve enjoyed these books and/or would like to support me, please vote at the link below. After voting, you will need to confirm with an email verification for the votes to count. Thank you so much!

Posted in Blog Tour, Freebies and Special Offers, New Releases

The Best Laid Plans – New Book and Blog Tour Update

In my December News, I mentioned that I was publishing a non-fiction cat book, Pet Posts: the Cat Chats, this month and that it would be on blog tour starting today, December 9. I’ve been working on this book for several months. It’s a compilation of articles and blog posts written from the points of view of two of my previous and two of my current cats about feline health, behavior, and other topics. The book also features a large number of cat photos to illustrate the chapters. I had all hopes to have it complete this month. In fact, I originally had a blog tour scheduled in November. However, things didn’t turn out as I expected. I’m still hoping to have this book published shortly, but I’ve had to reschedule the tour to start this Sunday, December 13. I’m thankful that Maia from Silverdagger Book Tours and the book bloggers who signed up for the tour have been so accommodating, and I hope that my readers also understand the technical and other issues involved that often delay publishing a book. I know that other writers will empathize.

I look forward to announcing my new release, and fingers (and paws) crossed, book tour.

***UPDATE: Book has been approved by Amazon. Purchase link coming soon. Tour details announced soon.

In the meantime, please check out my 99-cent stocking stuffers available through December 31.

Celebrating Christmas with My Characters (a Cobble Cove cozy mystery short eBook)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Cobble Cove Book #2)

Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery (a Cobble Cove cozy mystery short eBook)

The Missing Mistletoe (paranormal romance)

 

Posted in Books, Cat Writers' Association, Freebies and Special Offers, New Releases

December News: Stocking Stuffers and a New Release

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already here, and a new year is on its way. I know most of us are hoping 2021 is better than 2020. I certainly am. While we look forward to better days, we can make the most of the holidays by keeping our hopes and spirits high. One good way to do this is to relax with holiday reads. For the whole month of December, starting December 1, four of my holiday stories and books will cost less than a dollar. You can get all 4 eBooks for less than $5. Check out these stocking stuffers for yourself or someone on your gift list.

Here’s a peek inside each stocking.

Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery

Purchase Link: mybook.to/sneakyxmas

My award-winning Christmas story featuring the characters from my Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery, won the 2019 MUSE Medallion from the Cat Writers’ Association. Who killed the pet store owner? Can Sneaky, the Siamese, help Alicia solve this mystery before Christmas Day?

Celebrating Christmas with My Characters

Purchase Link: mybook.to/XmasCharacters

Celebrating Christmas with My Characters introduces the characters from my Cobble Cove series. As the characters gather in the library of the Cobble Inn, each one has a gift for their author, and I have a gift for each of them.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Purchase Link: mybook.to/CobbleCove2

This 2nd book of the series takes place in Cobble Cove and also New York City during the holidays.

The Missing Mistletoe

Purchase Link: mybook.to/missingmistletoe

While not a part of the Cobble Cove series, this is a holiday time-travel mystery with a touch of romance taking place in San Francisco during the time of the Great Earthquake.

As you stuff your stockings with this great deal, keep your eye out for my new release, my first non-fiction book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats publishing in early December and on blog tour from December 9 to December 23 with a $20 Amazon gift card giveaway. Information will be posted on this blog and on my social media channels.

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Win 5 Cat Paperbacks and Ebooks

I’ve teamed up with 4 other authors for a Cat Cozies and Feline Fantasies Giveaway that will run from October 25 through October 29 on James Cudney’s blog, This is My Truth Now. One lucky winner will win 5 paperback books, and runner-ups will win an eBook from each of the participating authors.

a Raffle copter giveaway

Check out the paw-some books:

CAT COZIES

It’s October in Cobble Cove, and Alicia is busy preparing for the library’s Halloween party when she learns that John’s aunt from Florida has died and that John’s cousins and their spouses are coming to town to bury their mother. The day after the funeral, the caretaker’s son is found dead by John’s grandfather’s gravestone, from a blow on the head. The only witness seems to be Sneaky the library cat, who, having left the library, turned up at Alicia’s door with blood and dirt on him. As Alicia, Gilly, and Sheriff Ramsay investigate, a generation of family secrets is uncovered. Are one of the guests staying at the inn a killer? Will the humans solve the crime, and can Sneaky, Kittykai, and Salem, the inn’s guest cat, team up to help?

Lynley Cannon is the crazy cat lady, but she’s not quite crazy yet, though a bizarre connection to a bumbled heist and a double homicide has got her wondering in this 1st Crazy Cat Lady mystery. Retiree Lynley Cannon usually enjoys her old Portland home with her clowder of rescue cats, but when elderly Fluffs drags in a dusky brown beach agate that turns out to be a priceless chocolate diamond, things change fast. The uncut stone, one of a pair called the Cats’ Eyes, has been stolen from its wealthy owner, but how it ended up a cat toy, even the robbers cannot guess.Threatened by theft, kidnapping, and murder, Lynley is determined to maintain her serenity, even if it means finding the crooks herself. With the police completely baffled, friends, family, and a hunky humane society investigator come onboard to help.The killer, convinced that Lynley has the diamonds, is prepared to go to any lengths to get them back. Will Lynley live to clean the litter box another day?

FELINE FANTASIES

Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for your nap. Blessed (or cursed, depending on who you ask) with human intelligence, Sir Edgar Allan Kipling, magical talking cat extraordinaire, spends most of his time keeping his human out of trouble. Of course, having a wizard for a human means that trouble is never far away. When Sir Kipling’s human goes away for the weekend and leaves him to guard her magical library, things start out quiet. But when he discovers a witch smelling suspiciously of demon magic snooping in his human’s office, quiet goes out the window and chaos looms on the horizon. Will Sir Kipling be able to outwit the intruders before their mischief causes permanent damage? If you are a cat person, you will adore this book. If you are a dog person, you will also adore this book, and upon completion will be inexplicably compelled to go out and adopt a cat. You have been warned.

Ever feel like your entire world has been turned on its head? That’s how I’ve felt ever since the gang and I found out that Nan has been keeping major family secrets stashed neatly away in the attic.

What’s worse, we still don’t know exactly what happened, and I have so many follow-up questions, like is she still the same woman I always assumed she was? And can I ever fully trust her again?

With Nan unable to give me a straight answer, I invite my parents to join me for a cross-country train trip so that we can all discover the truth, once and for all.

Octo-Cat hitches a ride with us, too, and it’s a good thing he does, because it isn’t long before a dead body joins us in the dining car. Now we have two mysteries to solve, and fast—our lives and legacy depend on it.

Life is supposed to get easier the older you get, right?

After a life of world travel and jujitsu competitions, retired museum curator, Dorothy Claes, is ready for a quiet life. Despite the rambunctious antics of her feline companion, Solomon, taking over the antique shop her late-father left her seems like the perfect way to settle down.

But when a mysterious stranger comes to call, spinning tales of magical artifacts, and the organization in charge of them, life becomes anything but quiet. With Solomon in tow, Dorothy heads out on her first mission: Discover, Obtain, and Neutralize the artifact that is causing pedigree cats in Paris to disappear and their owners’ memories to be wiped, before it ends up in the hands of someone far more sinister.

If you like International Travel, Feline Myth and Lore, and Tough-As-Nails Mature Female Leads, you’ll love CP Morgan’s Magical Cozy Mystery series. Grab your copy today, and curl up with your favorite feline.

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Award-Winning Psychological Thriller, Vista Al Mar, the Spanish Version of Sea Scope, is On Sale Through October 27

The Spanish translation of my psychological mystery, Sea Scope, is available as a .99 Kindle download from 10/23 thru 10/27. This book received a 5-star review and won a silver medal from Readers’ Favorite, in their 2020 contest. It also won a cover award from Top Shelf Magazine, and was a finalist in the mystery category of the Author Academy Awards.

Download Spanish edition for .99 via Amazon

Overview / Description:

Sarah Collins necesita un escape.

Mientras sufre el duelo por la muerte de su hermano y la inminente ruptura de su matrimonio, regresa al hogar de su infancia en Carolina del Sur, donde su familia regentaba una posada.

Sarah no había regresado a Vista al Mar durante veinte años; desde que ella y su hermano Glen descubrieron un cuerpo cerca del faro.  Ella nunca comprendió por qué sus padres se marcharon de Vista al Mar tan repentinamente, ni las razones detrás del suicidio de su padre.

Después que Sarah regresa a la posada, enfrenta recuerdos enterrados hacía mucho tiempo y unas pistas extrañas.  Algo no está bien en Vista al Mar.  Reunida con personas de su pasado, ella intenta descubrir qué está ocurriendo en el hogar de su infancia.

Cuando el pasado y el presente se encuentran, Sarah debe enfrentar las verdades de su familia, y lo que ocurrió aquel a de verano en el faro.  ¿Pero sobreviviría para contar la historia?

Vista Al Mar – Extracto del libro

Prólogo

Posada Vista al Mar, Veinte años atrás

Mi hermano Glen y yo corríamos por las escaleras del faro.  Mi cola de caballo se agitaba salvajemente a medida que mis zapatos deportivos golpeaban los escalones de hierro en espiral.  Como de costumbre, Glen tomó la delantera y yo reduje mi velocidad, con dolor en mis muslos.  Ciento sesenta y siete escalones después me reuní con él en la barandilla, doblada y jadeando.  Con una sonrisa pedante, él estaba allí de pie con sus brazos cruzados y relajado.

—Te gané de nuevo, Sara la tortuga. —Sacó su lengua.

Me enderecé. —Pequeño diablillo.  Se lo diré a Mamá.

Glen volteó los ojos y me dio la espalda mientras caminaba por el borde del balcón, mirando hacia abajo por la barandilla.

Luego se detuvo.

—Ey, ¿qué es eso? —preguntó, inclinándose por encima de la barandilla.

Vacilé.  Lo último que quería era mirar hacia abajo.  Glen, por otro lado, no le tenía miedo a nada.

—Aléjate de allí, Glen.  ¿Qué nos dijo Papá sobre acercarnos demasiado al borde de la barandilla?

—Tienes que venir a ver esto, Sarah.  Hay un hombre allá abajo, —dijo sobre su hombro, señalando el suelo con su dedo regordete.

A pesar de mi estómago revuelto, me asomé por el borde y seguí su mirada hasta un hombre que estaba durmiendo en la hierba arenosa.  Estaba boca abajo e inmóvil, sus brazos y piernas extendidos en ángulo, su camisa a cuadros rota.