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LAST DAY!

Last day to sign up for my monthly Newsletter and request a free download of one of my books, your choice. Deal ends at 5:00PM EDT tonight. Don’t miss out. Your chance to read either Book 1 or Book 2 of my Wake-Robin Ridge series (or ask for the boxed set, and get them both). And if you’re in the mood for something more…tropical?…slithery?…Vikingly?…try Swamp Ghosts. 🙂 The sleepy little town of Riverbend, Florida is full of surprises! Just sign up (by clicking the link at the top of the right sidebar) and email me with your request:  mmeara@cfl.rr.com  It’s that simple. Simple is good. FREE is better! 🙂

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Win a Free Download, Today Through Friday Only!

Sign up for my newsletter (link, top right column) and I’ll gift you with a free download to your choice of my eBooks: Summer Magic, Wake-Robin Ridge, A Boy Named Rabbit or Swamp Ghosts. That’s it! Just sign up, and then email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com to be sure I don’t miss you. I’ll have Amazon send you a download link to whichever of my books you’d like to have, completely free.

Free is good! 🙂

Here are the links, so you can read the blurbs. Remember that A Boy Named Rabbit is Book 2 of the Wake-Robin Ridge series, and while it’s basically a stand-alone, it will be much easier to understand if you’ve already read Wake-Robin Ridge.

Wake-Robin Ridge
A Boy Named Rabbit
Swamp Ghosts
Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love

Interviewed by Jennifer Melzer

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Loved doing this interview with Jennifer Melzer. Some questions really make you stop and think, and my last interview with Caitlin Stern, along with this one, both did just that. Check it out here: Jennifer Melzer Please feel free to share this with all your Peeps! Thanks!

FREE Today! (PLS Share, Thanks!)

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A Boy Named Rabbit, Book 2 in my Wake-Robin Ridge series is available as a FREE download today, tomorrow, and Sunday! (February 27, 28, and March 1). If you’ve already read Wake-Robin Ridge, now’s your chance to get A Boy Named Rabbit, for free.

“Evil’s comin’, boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies, and hair like a crow’s wing. He’s the one you gotta find.”

The remote mountain wilderness of North Carolina swallowed up the ten-year-old boy as he made his way down from the primitive camp where his grandparents had kept him hidden all his life. His dying grandmother, gifted with The Sight, set him on a quest to find the Good People, and though he is filled with fear and wary of civilization, Rabbit is determined to keep his promise to her. When he crosses paths with Sarah and MacKenzie Cole, neither their lives, nor his, are ever the same again.

The extraordinary little boy called Rabbit has the power to change the world for everyone he meets, and the resourcefulness to save himself from the one person his grandparents had hoped would never find him. His dangerous and bittersweet journey will touch you in unexpected ways, and once you’ve let Rabbit into your heart, you’ll never forget him.”

If you haven’t yet read Book 1, Wake-Robin Ridge, you can download a free Boxed Set that includes both Book 1 and Book 2. It’s a great deal! What can be better than FREE? And what have you got to lose? 🙂

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Boxed Set: Wake-Robin Ridge & A Boy Named Rabbit

Interviewed on Caitlin Stern Writes

 

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My friend and editor, Caitlin Stern, posted an interview with me this morning with a few fun questions. It’s also a heads-up that Book 2 in my Wake-Robin Ridge series will be available for FREE download tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, 2/27, 2/28, and 3/1. Check the interview out here: Caitlin Stern Writes.

For those who have already read Book 1, (Wake-Robin Ridge), Book 2, A Boy Named Rabbit will be available for free download for those three days only. Mark your calendars! If you haven’t yet read Book 1, you can also download the boxed set, containing both Wake-Robin Ridge and A Boy Named Rabbit for FREE, as well.

In the meantime, hope you enjoy my interview with Caitlin. Thanks for reading.

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Boxed Set: Wake-Robin Ridge & A Boy Named Rabbit

Win a Free Signed Copy of Swamp Ghosts…

 

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…just for being among the first twenty people to sign up for my Mail List.  Yep. Sign up for my monthly mail list, and you’ll not only be the first to know about promotions, contests, and news from Wake-Robin Ridge, North Carolina,  and Riverbend, Florida, but you’ll win a signed copy of Swamp Ghosts, which is Book 1 of the Riverbend series. Don’t miss out. Click on the link at the top right of this page, and sign up today. (The winners might even find one or two little surprises tucked in with their copies of Swamp Ghosts.) Do it today! You KNOW you wanna! 🙂

Swamp Ghosts Excerpt

A man was walking down the floating pier, reading the name of each boat he approached. A really big man. Big enough that his weight caused the pier to bob up and down, which seemed to worry him, if his frown was anything to go by.

Billy and I watched his cautious approach with curiosity. The tours were over for the day, and he just didn’t look like he belonged here at the marina. When he spotted my boat, he smiled and picked up his pace, causing the floating pier to dip sharply. He lurched to a stop in front of us.

“Hi, there,” he said, holding on to the railing to catch his balance. Not a boater, then. He gave Billy a nod. “You must be the man I’m looking for…Mr. Devlin? Oh, I guess it’s Captain Devlin, sorry.”

The expression on Billy’s face was priceless. He looked at me as though he figured there was about to be an explosion of Vesuvian proportions, and he couldn’t wait to see it. I stepped forward and looked the guy up and down. When I said “big,” I wasn’t kidding. This man was 6’5” if he was an inch, and he was almost as wide across the shoulders as he was tall. He had on faded jeans and an acre of navy blue t-shirt, stretched across a chest the approximate width of the prow of my boat. His hair was longish, and very blonde, and his eyes were a bright clear blue, with a hint of laugh lines at the corners. He looked like the kind of guy every man wanted to be and every woman just plain wanted. Give him a helmet with horns on it and a magic hammer, and he would have been Thor, personified.

I hated him on sight.

“Captain is the correct form of address,” I bit off, “but I’m afraid that would be me. I’m Margaret Devlin. Who are you and why are you looking for me?”

Thor had the sense to be thoroughly embarrassed. He actually blushed. “Oh—I’m—I’m so sorry,” he stammered. “It just said M. Devlin, and I assumed…”

I raised one eyebrow. “Yes? You assumed?”

“I mean, I guess I just pictured…I thought…” He stopped. “I apologize.”

I felt merciful. Slightly. “Apology accepted. But what do you want with me?”

Thor tried smiling again. It was a nice smile. It even looked sincere. I bet he used it on every woman he met.

I still hated him.

“I have a business proposition I’d like to discuss with you.”

I hated him less.

“Business? What kind?”

Sign Up For Mail List

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Each day, I’m feeling a bit more like myself as this mutated swine flu slowly disappears. Today, I’m ready to tackle something I began before the holidays, and then let sit idle while I tried to cope with Christmas, a rush on editing A Boy Named Rabbit, and a four-week (so far) bout of this wretched flu: My new Mail List.

I’m really looking forward to getting this off the ground! My Mail List will be THE place for the latest news on sales and other promotions, plus a spot where I can share lots of other fun stuff that would normally fall between the cracks and not get blogged about. It will go out once a month or so, and I’ll have contests from time to time, and more. 

I’m starting with a giveaway today: the first ten people to join my mail list today will receive a free, signed copy of either Wake-Robin Ridge or Swamp Ghosts, their choice. And they’ll be all set to receive future giveaways, too. I have LOTS of plans along those lines. SO…easy-peasy…click on the link at the top right of this page and join my Mail List. Once or twice a month, you’ll receive a fun newsletter and be alerted to upcoming giveaways and promotions.

Please consider signing up today. Remember, the first ten people who do will receive a free, signed copy of either Wake-Robin Ridge or Swamp Ghosts, their choice. 

Thanks!

Monday Giveaway: Thieftaker by D. B. Jackson

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Busy, busy, busy today. Just finished up the draft of my last chapter in  A Boy Named Rabbit, and ready to start the editing process, plus work on Hunter. Got company coming in a few days, and still nursing an injured back. Lots to do, and short on time. But isn’t that always the way?

Nevertheless, a blog must go on! And Monday is Giveaway Day. I’m just finishing up the third book in D. B. Jackson’s Thieftaker Chronicles, and I have enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d giveaway a download of the first book, Thieftaker. This is a story of magic, both the good kind, and the dark kind, set in Boston during early, pre-Revolutionary War times. I love the mix of Colonial Urban Fantasy and real figures from history, slowly turning against the rule of the Crown.

If you think you’d be interested in this one, be the first to email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com and ask for it. That’s it. No tricks, no gimmicks. Just ask…but be fast! I’m not even going to set a time limit today. Do it now, if you want to win. 🙂

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Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher and Devon Monk

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

It’s Moon’s Day, once again, and that means time to give away a book or two. Finished up giving away all the Odd Thomas books to date last week, so this week, I’m moving on to other recent releases you might be interested in winning. Read more…

Monday Giveaway! Jim Butcher, Dean Koontz, and Me!

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The last two weeks have been upside down around here, but I’m getting back on track this week, starting with my Monday Giveaway feature. I’m still working on giving out the entire set of Dresden Files books, and ditto the Odd Thomas books. Plus this week, I’m offering a signed copy of Swamp Ghosts, as well, just to say I’m sorry I missed the last two Mondays. So, you know the drill…be the first person to email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com after 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time, and request the one you want, and it’s yours. Zip-zap. That’s all there is to it. Just be the first to ask for it, and you win. Read more…

Last Few Hours!

Check It Out!

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Last chance to download your free copy of Swamp Ghosts for quite some time. Grab it while you still can! Meet Maggie Devlin, Gunnar Wolfe, and Big Blue, an incredibly beautiful and rare force of nature…a white alligator! And Blue’s not the only dangerous thing in the swamps, either! Lester Purvis can attest to that. Swamp Ghosts…it’s not just the cover that’s scary! Read more…

Why Have Free Promos?

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(Nothing to do with this post, but funny, anyway.)

Ever ask yourself why authors are so happy to give away thousands of copies of their books? I mean, if you sold apples for a living, you probably wouldn’t be parked somewhere giving away 5,000 crates of them, would you? Same thing. I know a lot of people don’t realize it, but most writers need to sell books to earn a living, so giving away their product seems, well, counter-productive, doesn’t it? Frankly, there are times when I think that’s the case, myself, and wonder why I’m doing it. Especially when a promo turns out to be as successful as my latest one is shaping up to be. It’s scary seeing that much product go out, with no money coming in for it. So why do it? Read more…

Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

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It’s Monday again, with my apologies for missing last Monday, and it’s time for my Monday giveaways. As I’ve been doing for the last few weeks, I’m offering a free download of either Jim Butcher’s Turn Coat, Book #11 of The Dresden Files, and Odd Apocalypse, Book #5 in the Dean Koontz Odd Thomas series. All you have to do is be the first to email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com after 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time (to give the west coast a chance, too), and request the one you want. Be the first to ask for it, and it’s yours. Easy-peasy. One more time, here they are:

1. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

2. Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Good luck!

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FREE Today and Tomorrow ONLY!

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Currently 4.7 Stars on Amazon!

Just a heads up! Wake-Robin Ridge is free today and tomorrow only. Last time this year! Romantic suspense, with a little touch of spooky, and a whole lot of Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. 😀 Download your copy today, and be ready for the sequel, A Boy Named Rabbit, which will be coming out this fall. Hope you’ll enjoy it, and if you do, hope you’ll consider leaving a review on amazon. It would mean the world to me! Thanks!

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Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher & Dean Koontz

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It’s that time again, and I’m still working my way through two of my favorite series, for those of you who haven’t tried them yet. To win a free download of either of these books, just email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com after 3:00PM, Eastern Standard Time, and ask! That’s it. No tricks. IF YOU ARE FIRST to ask for either book, I’ll gift it to you. Simple, right? Read more…

FREE TODAY! Swamp Ghosts by…ME!

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TODAY ONLY, you can download Swamp Ghosts for free! You know you want it! Now’s your chance! Read more…

Monday Giveaways: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

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Still working my way through the Dresden Files and the Odd Thomas series. For those who have missed out on either of these, you can get a free download today that will help you catch up. Just email me after 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time (to give the folks on the west coast a shot, too), and request the book you want. Be first to ask, and I’ll gift it to you. That’s it. Today’s offerings:

1. White Night: Jim Butcher’s 9th book in The Dresden Files series. (My favorite cover of all, btw.  I bought a signed print of this one and framed it for my library. I’m a nerd.)

2. Brother Odd: Dean Koontz’s 3rd book in the Odd Thomas series.

You don’t want to miss out on these. Let me hear from you.

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Monday Giveaways: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Happy Moon’s Day! Time once again for my Monday Giveaways. Read more…

Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher and Dean Koontz

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Continuing with my Dresden Files giveaway today, plus Book One of another of my very favorite series, Odd Thomas. Read more…

Monday Giveaway: Nora Roberts and Jim Butcher

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It’s Monday Giveaway time again, and you know what that means. You have a chance to win a free ebook download, and all you have to do is be the first to email me after 3:00pm EST, and ask for it. Simple, right?

Today, in keeping with my plan to offer earlier issues in The Dresden Files series (for those of you who somehow haven’t read it yet), I’m giving away a free download of Book #5, Blood Rites.

And for those who love Nora Roberts and her way with romantic suspense and mysteries, I’m offering a free download of her newest book, The Collector.

You know the drill. Again, email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com, after 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time, and request the book you want. If you are the first, I’ll gift you with a copy. Easy-peasy, but set your alarm. You don’t want to miss out!

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Monday Giveaways: Harper Lee, Emily Bronte, and Jim Butcher

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Whew. Almost missed getting this posted in time. Sorry! It’s been one of those mornings! Today, I’m offering three Kindle downloads for free to the first person to email me after 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time and request the one they would like. So easy. Email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com and tell me which download you’d like, and I’ll gift it to you from amazon.

I’ve been offering the older books in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series each week, and will continue with that. Plus, I’m offering two classics that everyone should read. If you haven’t already, this is your chance. And if you have, but would like to read one of them again, this is your chance, as well.

1. Jim Butcher’s Death Masks, #5 in the Dresden Files series

2. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

3. Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights

Let me hear from you if you’d like a free download of one of these. And have a great day!

Monday Giveaway: Barbara Ashford & Jim Butcher

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Happy Moon’s Day, Everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start. And to make it even greater, today’s giveaways include a book I picked up by chance, and fell in love with, and another of the earlier books of the Dresden Files series. To win a free download of either of these books, simply be the first to email me after 3:00 Eastern Standard Time, at mmeara@cfl.rr.com , and ask for the book you want. That’s it. No forms to fill out, no trick questions to answer, no gimmicks. Just email me and ask!

Book #1: Barbara Ashford’s delightful Spellcast, a cleverly titled novel about a summer theater troupe, led by someone just a wee bit different than you might expect, and the spell that pulls in a passing woman, and never lets her go. It’s beautifully written and cleverly imagined, and the backdrop of the theater was an unusual touch that worked to perfection. Read my review here.

Book #2: Jim Butcher’s Summer Knight, the fourth book in the Dresden Files series. I’m working my way right through the series, offering those who have never started on it a chance to win some of the older books for free. Hop on this! You know you’ve been meaning to read this series forever! 🙂

Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher and Karen White

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Happy Moon’s Day! It’s Giveaway time again! In keeping with my plan to get some readers started on Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, I’m giving away downloads of Books 2 and 3 today, along with a download of a book that’s been on my To Be Read list for far too long, Karen White’s The House on Tradd Street.

Karen White is a writer I’ve really learned to enjoy. I’ve read several of her books, and plan to work my way through all of them. The House on Tradd Street is the beginning of a series of books about…houses. On Tradd and other streets. Needless to say, things of interest happen in these houses. In the case of this book, there’s a mystery, a romance, and a ghost story rolled up in one, and I can’t wait to read it, myself.  And you all know how I feel about Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. Simply that it’s the most engaging and fun series of any Urban Fantasy, ever. So without further ado, here’s the deal: Be the first person to email me after 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time (so the folks on the west coast have a chance, too), and request the book you want, and…YOU WIN. Easy-peasy.

Again, here are your choices: Read more…

Monday Giveaway Time: More Jim Butcher…and ME!

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Time for another Monday afternoon Giveaway, and today, I’m in exalted company.

After seeing the rush of folks wanting to win Jim Butcher’s newest Dresden Files novel, Skin Game, last week, and hearing from a lot of folks that they had “always planned to read the Dresden books,” but hadn’t done so yet, I thought it might be fun to start giving away some of the books from the beginning of the series. So here goes:

Today, I will give away THREE downloads of the first Dresden Files book, Storm Front.

I will also give away two downloads of my first novel, Wake-Robin Ridge, and two downloads of my second novel, Swamp Ghosts. (I’m offering these as well mostly because I like seeing my books listed on the same page as Jim Butcher’s! 😀 )

All you have to do to win any of the above is email me after 3:00PM, Eastern Standard Time, and ask for the book you want. The first person to ask for each book wins it. Easy-Peasy.

Two Winners of Skin Game…Sort Of!

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After much sturm und drang for half the afternoon, and carefully reading instructions on amazon, I sent my winner (in Romania) a gift card so he could download Skin Game. It still isn’t working. (You were right, Marjma…it’s a pain!) I’m still working with him to get him his copy, but by golly, I wanted someone to be smiling TODAY, so I went for the next entrant in line, who was here in the U. S., and Joe, I hope you will enjoy this book every bit as much as I expect to! Congratulations!!

As for getting the first book to Romania…well…I’ve always wanted to see Vlad Dracul’s castle. Maybe hand delivery would be a good option! 😀

Stay tuned to see what’s being given away next week. It won’t always be a brand new release. It might be a classic from decades ago, or a best seller from last year. Any genre, and year, any style…all fair game for Monday giveaways. So, check it out!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this event. If I don’t have a sure-fire way to get downloads off to my international friends by next Monday, I’ll have to limit the contest to folks here in the United States, but I hope that won’t be the case. I’d like everyone to have a chance!

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