Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sell Books for Steve Day, Monday July 16th

Steve Brown
Steve Brown

We received an e-mail this morning from mystery author Gregg Brickman asking if we'd be interested in helping to promote Sell Books for Steve Day, a one-day sale of mysteries, suspense novels and thrillers to help cover the medical expenses for Steve Brown's bone marrow transplant. We jumped at the chance.

Steve, after two years of chemotherapy for leukemia, entered a Bone Marrow Transplant program at Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida Gainesville in June. He has since been blogging about his transplant experience.

A former special agent and supervisory special agent for the FBI, Steve later managed his own private investigative firm. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating and has written two unpublished novels. He is presently hard at work on a true crime book based on one of his cases.

How can you help? It's easy. Simply purchase one (or more) of the Kindle crime novels below on Monday, July 16th, 2012 only and the book's author will forward a part of the proceeds of the total day's sales to a fund for Steve.

All but one of the ebooks below are priced at either $2.99 or $3.99, so it's a great deal regardless.

For more information about the event, or to purchase print editions of some of the books, visit this page on the Handcuffed to the Ocean website.

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Heaven's Fire by Sandra Balzo
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Heaven's Fire by Sandra Balzo

When a federal investigator and a television producer are thrown together by a fireworks tragedy on Lake Michigan, the man unable to let go of his past and the woman afraid to trust her future must race to prevent another catastrophic explosion–this one at the county's Fourth of July celebration.

Imperfect Contract by Gregg E. Brickman
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Imperfect Contract by Gregg E. Brickman

Driven from police work by the cold realities of the job—getting shot can do that—Sophia Burgess finds her place in nursing. She brought with her the qualities that made her a good cop—fierce independence, inquiring mind, and edgy personality.

Then the victim comes to her.

Sophia's patient dies, but not from natural causes. She uses her clinical acumen as a nurse, her deductive skills as a former cop, and her police detective ex-fiancée to find the killer.

Annabelle's Attack by Diane Capri
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Annabelle's Attack by Diane Capri

Three unlikely events explode thrusting young lawyer Jennifer Lane into the abyss of her family's secret history. Family records search, DNA, and more reveal stolen lives and a stolen cure for deadly hepatitis C. A bewildering maze of betrayal, intrigue, and murder, put Jennifer's license to practice law, her heart, and her very life on the line. Who will survive?

Key Lime Blues by Mike Jastrzebski
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Key Lime Blues by Mike Jastrzebski

For some people working in the family business means suits, power lunches, and afternoon meetings. For Wes Darling it was guns, lies, and dead bodies.

The Darling Detective Agency was founded in 1876 by Aaron ‘Dusty' Darling. Now Wes's chain smoking, stressed out mother is grooming Wes to take over. How does he handle his mother's demands? He heads to Key West, moves onto a sailboat, and takes a job tending bar at a little joint called Dirty Alvin's. Life is carefree until his mother's lover, a man who mentored Wes for years, is murdered on a Key West Beach. Reluctantly, Wes is drawn into a spinning web of murder, sex and deceit.

First there are his mother's pleas for help. Throw in a six-foot-tall red-headed stripper, a retired mobster who acts like it's the 1940's, a pair of dim-witted hit men, a phobic psychic named Elvis, a small fortune in stolen diamonds, and what do you have? Mayhem in Key West.

Circle of Bones by Christine Kling
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Circle of Bones by Christine Kling

Former U.S. Marine Maggie Riley is sailing alone in the Caribbean when she rescues a crazy conspiracy-spouting treasure hunter who is swimming in the buff off the island of Guadeloupe. She soon learns he is searching for the wreck of the World War II submarine Surcouf that vanished in 1942. He claims the sub holds millions in gold coins, as well as secret documents that will prove the existence of a powerful inner circle of Skull and Bones. Riley joins the search for the wreck when she discovers her own past intersects the inner Circle of Bones, and this conspiracy nut might not be so crazy after all.

Blinke It Away by Victoria Landis
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Blinke It Away by Victoria Landis

It's an idyllic day on Oahu until Bess Blinke interrupts a bizarre robbery that ends in homicide. In the following days, she discovers terrible secrets tied to the crime, and her world unravels. When the killer realizes the depth of what she knows and comes after her, she runs, hides, and plots to reveal the truth and expose the brutal force behind several murders.

Reckless Nights in Rome by C. C. MacKenzie
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Reckless Nights in Rome by C. C. MacKenzie

Though the name of her celebration and wedding cake business is up in lights, Bronte Ludlow doesn't care for the trappings of success. All that matters to her is her company, her independence and her heritage,The Dower House. Home to her ancestors since the seventeenth century, no way will she part with it to "a man with too much money and no soul."

Nico Ferranti's only passions are money and power … He's a man who stopped believing in romance long ago and Bronte's a romantic, yet the attraction sparking between them like fireworks over the Piazza del Popolo stuns Nico.

When Bronte's brother is badly hurt in a car accident in Rome, Nico whisks Bronte to the Eternal City. He wants her and he wants The Dower House and Nico Ferranti always gets what he wants.

But Bronte's heart has already been broken by one ruthless charmer and although tempted she isn't about to give up either her heart or her home to the charismatic Italian without a fight!

Novan Witch by Prudence MacLeod
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Novan Witch by Prudence MacLeod

Fleeing from the very people she rules, and an arranged marriage she will not submit to, Arlessa seeks the remains of her scattered race. Using the power she discovered as a child she hopes to return them to their homeworld. Will love distract her from her quest? Will she have the power to complete her task or will she be taken and forced to submit to marriage?

Murder on Devil Ray Reef by Jeffrey Hammerhead Philips
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Murder on Devil Ray Reef by Jeffrey Hammerhead Philips

While diving on Jesse Stoker's boat, Cassandra, a local radio personality awaiting contract with extraterrestrials, disappears. Stoker considers her a hoaxster, but allowed the charter because the bank is ready to repossess his vessel.

Cassandra's body is found three days later, but the M.E. finds she's only been dead for five hours. Once it's known that Stoker filled her tanks and she died from oxygen poisoning, he becomes the prime suspect. He's never lost a diver before, doesn't believe in alien abduction, and doesn't believe she just died. To clear his name, stop a wrongful death suit, and save his livelihood, Stoker must figure out where Cassandra spent the missing days and find her killer.

The Russian Boy by Neil S. Plakcy
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The Russian Boy by Neil S. Plakcy

"The Russian Boy" is a nude portrait of a young Russian noble, Alexei Dubernin, the painter's lover. Their affair takes place in 1912, during the dying days of the Romanov empire, in their winter haven on the Cote d'Azur. The bulk of the novel, though, takes place in the present, when poor student Dmitri Baranov steals the painting from a restorer's studio in Paris, hoping to earn enough money to continue his studies at an art academy in Montmartre. His American boyfriend and fellow student chases him to the Riviera, where Dmitri plans to make contact with the gangster who hired him, and exchange the painting for cash. But art theft consultant Rowan McNair is on his trail. Alliances shift, and new loves emerge. Each man must risk his life to earn the love he deserves.

South Beach Cinderella by Sharon Potts
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South Beach Cinderella by Sharon Potts

Somewhere over the rainbow … is a giant dumpster. At least, that's how things appear to Frankie Wunder when she discovers her husband's been cheating on her and there are no fairy tale endings on her horizon. But Frankie, a successful South Beach realtor, isn't prepared to leave her future up to the wave of anyone's wand. Determined to find a man who meets her criteria for the perfect husband and father of the child she desperately wants, Frankie goes on a diet, assembles a list of prospective candidates, and immerses herself in the South Beach dating scene. But is a man who's rich, successful, and willing to take care of her what Frankie really wants? As she works her way through a deceitful doctor, a lecherous lawyer, and a rakish real estate executive–the men most South Beach Cinderellas would gladly lose a slipper to–Frankie realizes her dream men are nightmares and her true Prince Charming is nothing like the guy in the fairy tale.

The Throwbacks by Stephanie Queen
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The Throwbacks by Stephanie Queen

To salvage his career, exiled Scotland Yard “Flying Squad” detective, the not-so-young David Young, joins the Boston Police Department.

But this rogue detective can't resist an unlikely romance with his young and vivacious decorator, Grace Rogers, even when she becomes a key witness in his high-stakes case–and like Kryptonite to his career and well-being.

Aphrodisiac by Alicia Street and Roy Street
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Aphrodisiac by Alicia Street and Roy Street

A murdered friend leaves the secret of her paranormal perfume with warmhearted oddball Saylor Oz, launching her into a deadly seven-day race to find the killer, aided only by her wisecracking BFF Benita Morales and smoking hot middleweight boxer Eldridge Mace. Danger never smelled so sweet.

Poseidon's Daughter by Diane A. S. Stuckart
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Poseidon's Daughter by Diane A. S. Stuckart

Masquerading as explorer Sir John Abbot, dashing conman Malcolm Northrup goes on the road with a lecture tour to raise funds for a bogus expedition in search of the lost continent of Atlantis. But his schemes go awry when he is kidnapped by feisty scholar Halia Davenport, who is determined to carry on her late father's quest to find that mythical site.

Final Sail by Elaine Viets
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Final Sail by Elaine Viets

To catch a jewel smuggler on a luxury yacht, Helen needs to pose as the ship's new stewardess—but between serving drinks to the snobs, scrubbing floors, and cleaning up after seasick passengers, she's starting to miss dry land almost as much as she misses Phil.

While Helen's cruising to the Bahamas, Phil's got his own job—trying to catch a sexy gold digger who may have killed her elderly husband for his fortune. Good thing he's a self-proclaimed master of disguise, playing it cool as everything from an air-conditioning repairman to a Rastafarian.

Helen's a help to Phil on his case, but when she's on her own on the high seas, Helen needs to watch her step as she searches out the smuggler—or she may end up going from undercover to overboard …

Important Note: Ebook prices are subject to change without notice. The price displayed on the vendor website at the time of purchase will be the price paid for the book. Please confirm the price of the book before completing your transaction.

5 comments:

  1. Hey there, Thanks so much for the promo and help to launch the Sell Books for Steve day. All sales for the day will go to the fund, whatever we sell of the listed books, that's what we'll donate.
    Thanks again for your help; we appreciate it.

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  2. Thank you all for helping Steve. I'm donating $2 for every new copy of FINAL SAIL sold today at Amazon.com. Murder on the Beach bookstore will give an additional $2 plus free shipping. Murder on the Beach's email is [email protected] Just forward me your e-receipts.

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  3. Thank you for helping Steve and your promotion for Sell Books for Steve day. All proceeds will go to the fund.

    Thank you again!

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  4. Thanks for doing this, Prudence! You and all participating authors are absolute rock stars. Wishing you a hugely successful campaign.

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  5. Awesome stuff here! I love collective awesomeness! :)

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