I’m very excited to talk about two very exciting topics today! The first is the release of theMurder She Writes Presents, GUNS AND ROSES anthology!
This isn’t your run of the mill let’s-pull-some-old-stuff-out-from-under-our-beds-and let’s see-if-someone-buys-it anthology. Oh, no-no-no! This is 156,000 brand spanking new, original, written-just-for GUNS AND ROSES words! It’s a steal at $4.99! A steal I tell you! Here’s the Amazon link:
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GUNS AND ROSES can also be found at all of the other digital vendor sites.
The amount of work, creativity and expense that went into to producing this New York traditional publisher quality work is off the charts crazy! But the proof is in the pages. They are amazing. Simply amazing!
Just as exciting as this anthology is the opportunity it gives me to introduce the irreverent, charming, doesn’t-keep-her-mouth-shut, don’t-be-fooled-by-my-southern-belle-looks heroine, Rebel Yell Culpepper! She’s a kick and some of the things she says crack me up! REBEL ROSE, my novella in the anthology is the prequel to my Rebel Yell, mystery suspense series.
I cannot ever remember having so much fun writing! I love this character. I love her personality. I love her candor. Her charm and her lack of a filter. She’s bigger than life, and I look forward to watching her grow and evolve one book after another.
Here’s my guarantee to you if you decided to download a copy of GUNS AND ROSES: when you read REBEL ROSE, you will smile, laugh and smile some more. When you get to the last word of the last page, I promise you, you’re going to miss that girl, and Detective Cantrell too. I haven’t read all of the stories in the antho yet, but I’m working my way through them and I have not read one I haven’t loved. I know you will love them too.
Here’s the blurb for REBEL ROSE
Solving murder was never so…irresistible…
For Detective Cash Cantrell, hunting down a University serial killer is as routine as strapping on his gun each morning. Until he comes face to face with meddlesome coed, Rebel Yell Culpepper. He doesn’t know if he should arrest her or kiss her, but one thing Cash knows for sure, Rebel is key to finding the murderer, and the killer knows it too..
Now, I’d like to share something with you all. It’s the foreword to GUNS AND ROSES. It’s from the heart, from all of us to all of you, our readers, the ones who make it so we can keep doing what we love to do most: tell stories. I could not be prouder to be surrounded by such an amazing group of women as the lethal ladies I blog with at Murder She Writes.
Synergy is a remarkable phenomenon. From the Greek synergia, meaning to work together, synergy is one of the most powerful forces on earth, driving chemical interactions at the molecular level, taking sports teams to world championships and keeping the kitchen of a five-star restaurant cooking with fire.
On a personal level, the book you are about to read is a quintessential example of synergy, a product greater than the sum of its parts, when ten like-minded, but completely different, creative brains work in partnership toward a single goal. In this case, our goal was simple: to entertain the hell out of you.
We are the authors behind the long-running (and, we say humbly and happily) quite popular MurderSheWrites blog. Started in 2005, the MSW blog has always enjoyed a large and lively audience of readers, writers, and publishing industry experts.
All of us are primarily, but not exclusively, writers of romance and suspense, enjoying a wide spectrum along both those popular bands. Among us, we have over 150 published novels, numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestseller lists, dozens of industry awards, and, yeah, over twenty kids. Thanks to amazing and palpable synergy, we are also close friends who love, respect, admire, and depend upon one another.
So, it was through the marvel of that synergy that the anthology Murder She Writes Presents: Guns and Roses was born.
This is a collection of ten never-before published short stories and novellas, each penned by one of the Murder She Writes bloggers exclusively for this collection, all inspired by our mutual love of suspense and romance. Some of them are dark and tense; others are light and wild and might give you a few new laugh lines. Most are loosely connected to existing popular series, yet all stand entirely alone. Many will make you chuckle, one or two might make you cry, and there are a few that will require the use of a fan and cold water.
We couldn’t be more excited about this groundbreaking project, hoping to give a treat to our loyal readers and open the door to new ones. At the end of each story, you’ll find the author’s bio, with a link to their website, and in the back of the book, there’s a list of each author’s books, should you want to explore more of their works.
The synergy that created this project is alive and thriving every weekday at www.murdershewrites.com —come on by and say hello. Stay to laugh, learn, sigh or cry… we all have a different perspective, but one very special voice.
And now, sit back, click to the next page, and behold the synergy of romance and suspense.
All the best,
Lori, Allison, Josie, Toni, Sylvia, Laura, Sophie, Rocki, and Karin.
I’m giving away two digital copies of GUNS AND ROSES today, all you have to do is answer this question to be entered in a drawing: What is your favorite one liner from any book or movie?
I’ll pick two random commenters and post their names by midnight tonight!
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