8/18/2017: Celebrate the Small Things

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's Friday and time to post my Celebrate the Small Things on this blog.

If you'd like to join in the fun or check out some other participating blogs, click the image to the right or the link at the bottom of the page.

My small things for this past week, some not so small, but all great!

First was the release of my second Lei Crime Kindle World novella, Paradise Dead. We had a great launch party on Facebook and I made some new friends and hopefully new readers.

Second was my first post in the Write...Edit...Publish (WEP) blog hop challenge. I wrote about my 25th high school reunion. You can read that post here.

Third was Cooper's second vet visit. It was generally very good with his weight being up from just under 20# to 26.5#. Yup, he's getting big! His ear infection isn't completely gone so he's on antibiotics now for that. He is doing good with his puppy training, too. He was pooped afterwards...this was his ride home. LOL!

Fourth was finding this perfect on-the-door rack for my pantry. I found it at Target. It came with over-the-door hangers but Stu mounted it directly to the door (as often happens, the over-the-door hangers stopped the door from closing). Now I can find things more easily and it opened up more cabinet space for other things. Doing the happy dance!

Fifth and final was having a wonderful weekend with friends. Hubby made hoecakes (sort of a cornbread pancake) and they were a huge success, accompanying my chili. For dessert, we enjoyed some blueberry banana bread, freshly made that morning. We sent them home with the recipe for both the hoecakes and the blueberry banana bread.

We love having our butterfly bush beside our deck - here are a few photos I snapped this past week.

We also had a small praying mantis visit us. Unfortunately, my phone focused on the wind chimes and not the insect. LOL!

Ciao for now!

NEW RELEASE: "Paradise Dead" is live!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You've heard me talk about this book for months! The second book in my Lei Crime Kindle World novella trilogy, the first being Paradise Down.

Well, here it is, Paradise Dead - LIVE! Get your copy now and if you enjoy it, I hope you will post a review on Amazon. Thank you!!

Hawaii - paradise or a death trap? 

Ten friends gather in Kauai to fulfill the final wish of an old friend - the scattering of his ashes. One by one, they are beset by accidents. 

Are they really accidents?

Or could something more sinister be at play?

Be sure to drop in for the Facebook Launch party tomorrow, anytime between 5pm-10pm [EDT] time. I will be hosting from 6-6:30 EDT.

Here are my prizes:

  • $15 Amazon gift card (1)
  • $10 Amazon gift card (1)
  • Ebook copy of Paradise Down (3)
    Note: If the winner already has the book, they can choose either a $3 Amazon gift card or an ebook copy of either of my Klondike Mystery books.

Ciao for now!

Facebook Party, Prizes and New Releases for #LeiCrimeKW

Monday, August 14, 2017

We're Having A New Release Party on Facebookand You're Invited!
Thursday, August 17 at 5 PM - 10 PM EDT

Authors will participate in 30 minute shifts, they will chat with you, you can ask questions, play games and even win some individual prizes from some authors. You can enter to win the GRAND PRIZE of a Kindle Fire, Hawaiian themed spa basket and gift card!

My time slot is 8:00-8:30 pm ET and I will be offering the following prizes to winners chosen randomly from all who post during my time slot. I hope to see you there and be sure to invite all your friends!
  • $15 Amazon gift card (1)
  • $10 Amazon gift card (1)
  • Ebook copy of Paradise Down (3)
    Note: If you already have this book, you can choose either a $3 Amazon gift card or an ebook copy of either of my Klondike Mystery books.

Ciao for now!