Thursday, April 2, 2015
Guest Blog - Alice Duncan
Two Books, a Book Cover, and a Crash
April will be a banner month for two of my heroines. Daisy Gumm Majesty will make her eighth (it’s actually her ninth, but who’s counting?) appearance in SPIRITS ONSTAGE, which will be available for all e-book formats and in trade paperback on April 4. In this outing, Daisy is more or less forced to take a part in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, The Mikado. She’s not happy, and she’s even more unhappy when folks begin to drop dead. SPIRITS ONSTAGE is already available for Kindle, so I’ll give that link:
Get your Kindle copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Spirits-Onstage-Daisy-Majesty-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00V01II02/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427214035&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Spirits+onstage+alieduncan
Then Mercy Allcutt spends a challenging almost-week with her parents in their new mansion in Pasadena. Mercy is horrified that her ghastly Boston parents have actually bought a home in Pasadena, but she’s more horrified when her mother commands her attendance at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Daisy Gumm Majesty puts in an appearance in THANKSGIVING ANGELS. Even before Thanksgiving arrives, someone falls from the Allcutts’ fancy wrought-iron balcony railing and lands, splat, on the parquet flooring below. Mrs. Allcutt demands that Mercy call Ernie Templeton to solve the crime.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Thanksgiving-Angels-Mercy-Allcutt-Mystery/dp/1432830562/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427834855&sr=1-1&keywords=thanksgiving+angels+alice+duncan
B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thanksgiving-angels-alice-duncan/1120061678?ean=9781432830564
I also received the charming cover art for Daisy’s next adventure, UNSETTLED SPIRITS, which will be available in December (providing I can finish it. Naw. I can finish it):
And then, as sort of a last gasp to the month of March, 2015, since there hadn’t already been enough excitement in my life, someone driving a blue Hyundai drove (probably drunk) into my fence. Just try getting people to give you estimates for fixing fences if you live in Roswell, New Mexico. Go ahead. I dare you. Sigh. Oh, and we know it was a blue Hyundai because great big parts of it were left behind in the rubble.
April will be awash in medical stuff for me, which I’m kind of looking forward to because I want to know what’s wrong with me and how to fix it.
Winners of last month’s contest for SPIRITS REVIVED are Ella N. Strattis and Shirley Orio. Congrats, ladies. I’ll send your books ASAP.
If you’d like to be entered into this month’s contest, during which I’ll be giving away Kindle or Nook copies of SPIRITS ONSTAGE and hard copies (two of them) of THANKSGIVING ANGELS, just send me your name and home address at email@example.com
If you’d like to visit my woefully out-of-date web site (gotta get on that!), the URL is http://aliceduncan.net/ and if you’re interested in being Facebook friends, please visit https://www.facebook.com/alice.duncan.925
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