Friday, December 18, 2020

The Coin Collector release


 When I started writing in 2000, I never thought I had ten books in me, but here I am. The Coin Collector is the tenth book I've released! What a milestone, and one I am very proud of.

The Coin Collector is the second book in the Nathan Perry Mystery Series. When a coin convention comes to Mystic, Massachusetts, the town has another murder on its hands.

Returning from a month-long paternity leave, Detective Nathan Perry plunges into an investigation of the mysterious death of coin collector Chuck Blanton after determining he was killed over a rare coin.

His task becomes more complicated when a nationally known journalist, Robin Fisher, wants the same answers as him. As the leads and suspects mount, and finding no one that has actually seen the coin, Nathan is not sure whether she will be a help or a hindrance.

Time begins running short, but Nathan is determined to entangle the mystery surrounding the rare coin in order to bring justice to the coin collector’s killer.

While The Coin Collector can be read as a stand-alone book, it's much better if you also read the first book in the series, Homecoming to Murder.

Currently, I'm working on book three, Witch Hunt. With the success of the series, I hope to write many more Nathan Perry Mysteries.

You can find The Coin Collector, as well as Homecoming to Murder and all my books, at many online bookstores:

Seventh Star Press

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

I hope you enjoy my new book,

Carol

CarolPre.com/book-list


 



Thursday, March 26, 2020

99¢ Sale


How is everyone doing while sheltering at home during the pandemic? I live alone and found it to be a challenge, but I'm doing good. During my mornings, I try to complete all the household chores and do my best to get a workout in. I spend my afternoons working on my next book. So far, so good for me, but I'm thankful for my cat keeping me company and my

friends on social media. I don't know what I would do without the virtual visits with my friends.

If you love to read and have an e-reader, several of my books are now on sale for 99¢ to help you make it through with your sanity. What? You say you don't have a Kindle? No problem. Here's the link to download a Kindle app to your phone tablet or computer, http://amzn.to/jyNRO7  The Smashwords links also includes PDF copies. Below are my books.


Her Bluegrass Beau


Mountain of Deception
Smashwords - http://bit.ly/1S7HrH4

Saved by the Sheriff
Smashwords - http://bit.ly/29JMJop

A Kitchen Affair
Barnes and Noble - http://bit.ly/1SYbpys

Spring Forward, Fall Back in Love
Barnes and Noble - https://bit.ly/3aiOQzd

Compromised

Betrayed


Don't forget that my new mystery novel is also available, although not on sale at this time.

Homecoming to Murder - A Nathan Perry Mystery
Amazon - https://amzn.to/2wy6m3K
Barnes and Noble - https://bit.ly/2wuIVZy
Kobo - https://bit.ly/2xpceg0
iTunes - https://apple.co/39glxw0

Carol


Friday, March 6, 2020

It's Release Day for Homecoming to Muder


I'm excited to announce that all formats and the paperback of "Homecoming to Murder," the first book in the Nathan Perry Mystery Series are now available at most online booksellers. You can find all the buy-links on the Booklist page of my web site.

Carol

Friday, February 7, 2020

Homecoming to Murder now available for preorder

My newest book, "Homecoming to Murder," book one in the Nathan Perry Mystery series is now available for preorder for your Kindle. The paperback and all e-book formats will be released on March 6. Get the fully synopsis and see the full cover art: http://www.theseventhstarblog.com/?p=1271

Friday, January 10, 2020

Guest Post by Tommy B. Smith

I'm very honored to have author, Tommy B. Smith on my blog today. I've known Tommy for a while, having met him at the Imaginarium Convention many years ago. He's a great guy who always makes sure he takes time to visit as many of the attendees at the convention as he can. Tommy is here today to promote his new book, Anybody Want to Play WAR. I'm looking forward to reading his book and already have it loaded onto my Kindle.

Carol



 
The Crossroads

Anybody Want to Play WAR? This is my latest novel, a coming of age tale, and at its core, a story of transformation. Transformation is something we must all know, eventually, as the universe slings its vicious curve balls.

The story places us at a crossroads for the city of St. Charles and the character of Bryce Gallo. As the city searches to heal from its deep scars, so must Bryce, seeking an exit and a way forward.

When it all comes down around you, but you’re still standing, what is left to do but climb through the rubble and press onward?


Often easier said than done.

Bryce stumbles along the way. It’s a confusing time for a teenager, especially after suffering the attack that mauls him and, for the first time, he learns what it means to be marked as an outcast, unwanted. He finds himself at odds with everyone around him, including his own family.

Life has a way of interrupting carefully-laid plans. For a teen who has little in the way of plans, it can be devastating. Nature, and this includes human nature, may intervene and dismantle, but our method of coping may help to determine the outcome.

It isn’t an easy time to be an author. This is work, and can be discouraging. For an individual to earn a living from creative exploits, no matter of efforts in learning and fine-tuning the craft, can be extremely difficult. In a time of corporate-owned creativity and massive-scale marketing budgets and agendas, I remain an independent author in more ways than one. It requires a true amount of dedication to push ahead despite the opposition, yet I’m undeterred, recognizing the heft an individual may yield, and that there are others.

And change, of course, is inevitable.

If there is any productive way to address those distracting heavy bumps in the road, it’s that we may learn from them. I understood long ago that, as a writer, one’s life becomes a research project accompanied with a lot of homework.

It counts to be persistent in learning, creating, and remaining on course, even while navigating a rocky, winding path. To overcome, proceed, and progress, and hopefully become the better for it.

“Some of the best writers never get published,” someone told me long ago, among all of the discouragement heaped upon me before I ever sold my first short stories.

I don’t doubt that’s true. I’ve watched many talented voices vanish under the years, storytellers who one day stopped telling their stories, and that’s not counting all of the might-have-been storytellers who never spoke up to begin with.

Meanwhile, the naysayers and the indifferent aren’t making any music worth listening to.

Where I stand now, here at the crossroads, is something of an interesting position. North, south, east, or west? Forward has many definitions, as does tomorrow, but rest assured, there is much to come. 



About the author: Tommy B. Smith is a writer of dark fiction, author of The Mourner’s Cradle, Poisonous, and the short story collection Pieces of Chaos, as well as works appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies throughout the years. His presence currently infests Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he resides with his wife and cats. More information can be found on his website at http://www.tommybsmith.com




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