“Blood Runs Cold” is now available #NewRelease @angelakaysbooks

Hello, fellow authors and readers! I wanted to give a shout out and announce the release of my second novel, Blood Runs Cold. This is the next book in the investigations of Lieutenant DeLong series. I’m so excited that it has been released and I hope you enjoy it!

Blood Runs Cold is available in paperback at Barnesandnoble.com, as well as Amazon.com. You may also purchase the Kindle edition. Better yet, if you are subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free!

Speaking of free, I wanted to give ten readers the chance to read and review a pdf version of Blood Runs Cold. I’m sorry to say that a .mobi format is unavailable at this time. However, you can still read the pdf just like the .mobi version. I’m also looking for five readers/reviewers to take on The Murder of Manny Grimes. If you’d like both, feel free to request it. Both novels are standalones, so if you only want to read the newest, then that’s OK! Just feel out the contact form below and I’ll send you a copy. Act fast, as I am only looking for a certain number of readers at this time.

Both novels are mysteries (I suppose that’s a given) and they both contain a tad bit of the supernatural and a tad bit of the mention of Christianity. There are no sex and no foul language.

Blood Runs Cold

A young woman has been murdered at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and Lieutenant Jim DeLong realizes at first sight this case will be the most difficult one of his career. DeLong is immediately swept into the memories of his childhood and dark secrets he’s longed to forget.

The victim is his sister-in-law, and old thoughts he’s fought to delete will be resurrected whether DeLong likes it or not. He and his brother have been estranged by unhappy times in their youth. With no clear motive, DeLong questions his ability to remain objective.

 

The Murder of Manny Grimes

When three young boys stumble into Lieutenant Jim DeLong’s life one night during a winter storm, they claim they’ve seen a dead body by the swing sets of the Columbia County Elementary School. After he investigates, DeLong sees no evidence, not even a body.

But were the boys telling the truth?

With the help of his oldest friend and mentor, former Naval investigator Russ Calhoun, DeLong sets out to find whether Manny Grimes is alive or dead. The further away he gets to the bottom of the mystery, the closer he comes to realize that his own life is falling apart.

Delving deeper into the murder of Manny Grimes, Lieutenant DeLong begins to unravel, losing his sense of control, falling into old temptations he spent years to overcome.

Will he be able to move past his own demons and untangle the web of lies before it’s too late?

Be A Beta Reader for Poggibonsi

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

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My latest novel Poggibonsi: An Italian Misadventure is almost ready for beta readers.

(Read a sample chapter HERE)

What’s a beta reader?

Well, it’s kind of a big deal. You get to read the whole book before everybody else and then tell me what you think. Also, you get to be one of the first people to post am honest review on Amazon.

I did a few posts on being a beta, so you can read more if you click HERE to learn more, but basically you’ll…

  1. Read the finished story.
  2. Give the author (me) feedback by email
  3. Post a review on Amazon when the book releases.

That’s about it.

You can be as detailed as you want – or as succinct.

How many beta readers do I want?

Twenty. Maybe I’ll let a few more in if they’re friends. Use the Contact Me button right now to request an ARC…

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Spotlight on Indie Author @AngelaKaysBooks. The Murder of Manny Grimes.

I was asked for an interview on another blog I’m affiliated with, pertaining to my debut. Have a peek!

Lit World Interviews

Today’s Spotlight Author is our very own Angela Kay! A new Indie Author as well as one of our busiest book reviewers here at LWI.
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1. How did you come up with the idea for your novel the Murder of Manny Grimes?
I started writing it during my final semester of college. I was taking a writing course where we were to write the first thirty pages of a novel. I didn’t really have an inspiration strike…I just started writing and the plot seemed to unfold. My professor and students alike 8-the-murder-of-manny-grimes-coverloved the beginning of the story. Because of my passion of writing, I continued the first draft with the hopes of getting it published one day.

2. For aspiring writers out there, tell us how long it took you from idea to publishing your novel? Tell us about the process of how it all came about.

It took me…

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My Book Signing – Guest Blog Post by Angela Kay

Another guest blog on bestselling author Dan Alatorre’s site. So thrilled he wanted me back!

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

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Angela Kay has been a friend of the blog for a while, and her book The Murder of Manny Grimes came out in September of 2016.

Since then she’s been doing the dreaded M word – Marketing – including learning to do book signings.

Here, she explains how she’s done so far.


Saturday, January 21 was my fourth book signing…

My first was at a library with other local authors in downtown Augusta, GA where I sold five books, mostly to family who came to support me. The second was at a used bookstore, 2nd and Charles, where I sold eleven books. All but one of my sales were from family and friends. The one sale was from someone who picked up my book and thought it looked interesting. The third signing was at another library in Augusta–also with local authors–but no sales there. I honestly wasn’t…

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Is Facebook Still Worth It For Authors?

Allison Maruska

When I started blogging in 2012, creating a Facebook page linked to the blog was a natural move. Every blogger had one. I followed a few bloggers’ Facebook pages and even found new bloggers via Facebook shares.

facebook-box-1334045_1280As time went on, the powers that be tightened up the feeds, so to speak. Users don’t want to see dozens of posts from the possibly hundreds of pages they liked, Facebook said. They want to see more pics of your cousin’s baby and more vaguebooking from their friend’s niece and more conspiracy theory posts from Uncle Buster.

Another update recently happened, as described in this article. If you don’t want to click over, allow me to summarize: Facebook is further tightening the screws on Pages. That means page owners see an even smaller organic reach (followers who see page posts in their feeds) than they did before, and it was pretty dismal before.

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