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Shark’s Hunt

by Bethany Maines

Yesterday was the release day for the third novel in my
Shark Santoyo Series – Shark’s Hunt.  The
series is a cross between Veronica Mars and Goodfellas. It’s got violence (but no gore, I don’t do
gore), humor, mystery and a hero and heroine who might be smarter than everyone
else, but still might not be smart enough to get themselves out of
trouble.  While each book follows a new
adventure there is an overarching plot through the series that has been tricky
to plot and fulfill in each new book. 
The document that tracks my timeline is now multiple pages and the
spreadsheet of characters is extensive as I have to track who lives and dies
(and when) as well as their various affiliations. Writing this series has been an adventure and I hope
that the readers enjoy it with me.

SHARK’s INSTINCT (#1) – $1.99: https://amzn.to/2W7Wx48
SHARK’S BITE (#2) – $2.99: https://amzn.to/2KUEmOt
SHARK’S HUNT (#3) – $2.99: https://amzn.to/2W4Hf0m

Also available to be read on Kindle Unlimited.

Free Turkey

by Bethany Maines

Over Thanksgiving, my grocery store was giving away free turkeys for those who spent over $100. Thinking that it would be a small turkey, my husband who was shopping at the time, said, “Sure! Who doesn’t want a free turkey!”

And really, who wouldn’t?

And then he came home with a 23-pound turkey. That didn’t fit in our freezer.

We tried shoving it in six different ways from Sunday and then called up my mom and said, “Guess what? We’re providing the turkey!” And she said, “Guess what? I’m cooking a roast!” So we agreed to try it again for Christmas and I called around and found a friend with spare freezer space. Only Christmas arrived and mom declared that Christmas dinner was going to be small and simple. As in… no turkey. But I had sworn to my friend that her freezer would be hers again after Christmas. So now I’m looking up how to cook turkey and inviting my in-laws over.

They say that New Years is a time for trying new things and I guess I’ll be starting early with turkey cooking. Wish me luck as I enter the world of large scale cooking.

SALE ALERT: Smashwords, the independent e-book store, is having it’s annual year end sale featuring site wide deals, including some from me.

Check out all the deals at: SMASHWORDS

Bethany Maines is the author of the Carrie
Mae Mysteries
, the Shark Santoyo
Crime Series
, Wild Waters, Tales from
the City of Destiny
and An Unseen
You can also view the Carrie Mae YouTube video
or catch up with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Clouds in my Coffee

planned to write a Malice Domestic recap, filled with insights from a Malice
newbie. But the sad truth is I have a cold that leaves me with a tissue
permanently clasped in my hand and a cough that makes typos likely. Instead, I
offer you a quick peek at Clouds in my Coffee which will release on Tuesday, May 10th.

Max took off at a run. I followed more
slowly. Aunt Sis must truly be driving Mother nuts if Daddy had bundled her out
of the house and delivered her to me in less than fifteen minutes.
            I donned a
welcoming expression and opened the door.
stood on the other side.
            My smile
morphed into slack-jawed shock.
Max whined softly.
            “What are
you doing here?”
            “Is that
any way to greet your sister?” She bent, picked up a Gucci suitcase, and
brushed past me, stopping in the front hall to assess my house. “Did you paint?
Is this the same color as the last time I was here?”
            “No. I mean,
yes. I mean, no, I didn’t paint. It’s the same color.” Surprise had rendered me
witless. “Mother said you couldn’t come.” Yet Marjorie was here, flawlessly
made up and dressed as if she’d stepped off the pages of Vogue in a pair of decadent wool slacks and a silk shirt far too
fashionable (unbuttoned) for my foyer. I suppose when you’re married to the
condom king of Cleveland, looking more chic than Halston’s muse is probably the
strongest armor available. My armor is designed by Diane von Furstenberg.
            My sister
dropped her expensive suitcase but kept her Hermes handbag hooked in the crook
of her elbow. “I changed my mind.”
Mother know you’re coming?”
            “I thought
I’d surprise her.”
            I gaped.
Mother liked surprises the way Nixon liked Woodward and Bernstein.
stepped forward and kissed the air next to my cheek. “It’s lovely to see you.”
            “You too.”
I returned her air kiss and upped the ante with a half-hug.
            “I can’t
wait to hear all the things you’ve been up to. Mother says you’re dating Hunter
Marjorie skipped right over multiple murders to ask about a man. “Not exactly.”
            A slight
furrow appeared between her brows. “But Mother said—”
            “Mother is
            She tilted
her head and smiled the superior smile of an older sister—one who was prettier,
more experienced, more popular, and certainly better dressed. “Who’s taking you
to Mother’s gala?”
            My fingers
smoothed the wales of my corduroys. “Hunter Tafft.” His name somehow slipped
through the tightly barred gate of my teeth.
            “There you
have it! You are dating Hunter.”
            “A date and
dating are not the same thing.” Why did I sound like my teenage self?
            She lifted
her gaze to the ceiling and shook her head slightly. “When it’s a date to Mother’s
gala, they are.”

            I had a
sneaking suspicion she might be right.

And, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that book two in the Country Club Murders,
Guaranteed to Bleed, is on sale this week for 99 cents!

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. 

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is–she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions. 

A Gift for You!

by Bethany Maines

It’s the Christmas season.  A time to contemplate the things we’re grateful for. (I’m grateful for awesome readers like you!) Meanwhile, you’ve been running around buying gifts for everyone. Isn’t it time someone else gave you something?  In honor of the holidays, I have done some arm twisting and procured a coupon for you.
Go here:
Click buy.
Use this coupon:
And get High-Caliber Concealer for $2.99.  That’s 63% off list price. Coupon expires on January 1st, so snap this up quick!  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

High-Caliber Concealer, the third Carrie Mae Mystery is now available for sale in print and digital formats. Join Nikki, Ellen, Jane, and Jenny as they take on their toughest mission yet – a vacation. Nikki’s quiet visit to her grandmother’s farm is disrupted by drug smugglers, her ex-boyfriend and the sudden arrival of her mother (who is obviously hiding something). When the girls and her CIA agent boyfriend, Z’ev Coralles, also land on her doorstep, Nikki begins to wonder if she’s in over head. Can Nikki stop the smugglers, settle things with her ex, and stop her mother and grandmother from starting all out war over the mashed potatoes, all without revealing Carrie Mae’s secret’s to Z’ev? Nikki may be a High-Caliber Concealer, but this time it might not be enough!

Bethany Maines is the author of the Carrie
Mae Mysteries
, Tales from the City of
and An Unseen Current.
You can also view the Carrie Mae youtube video
or catch up with her on Twitter and Facebook.