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His murder weapon is a simple cup of coffee. DEATH IS A HABIT by DeAnn Smallwood (D.M. Woods) #amreading #mystery #murder

DeathIsAHabit_850Today’s Revolving Book is the suspense thriller DEATH IS A HABIT by DeANN SMALLWOOD writing as D.M. WOODS.
PRICE: $2.99 Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HQW3F52/

PUBLISHER SoulMate Publishing

What it’s About:

Carrie and Tom join together again to track a serial killer bent on eliminating selected petite blondes. A serial killer that is filled with anger, remorse and pain. Pain that is methodically inflicted on those chosen. Death that comes in a take-out cup of deliciously brewed latte. A killer dubbed Latte Lover by detectives desperately trying to unravel the identity of this bitterly focused person. The clues are meager—a cup of latte, a missing lock of hair, and an unidentifiable poison. What is the link between the murdered women? Carrie and Tom fight against a time-table known only to the killer.

Homicide detective, Tom Watts, isn’t beyond exploiting Carrie’s particular talent as he lures her back into helping him, needing her gift of perceiving what isn’t there, feeling what others refuse to see or acknowledge, and his desire to have her back into his life. He senses Carrie is ready to do combat again after her last brush with a serial killer dubbed The Jock. A harrowing brush with death that left her healing in a hospital bed. Carrie stops fighting Tom’s request and joins this man who holds a piece of her heart. What will stop the Latte Lover from deciding that although neither Tom nor Carrie meets the criteria, they could be the next victims?

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AUTHOR BIO

I live in Colorado with my husband and my two Yorkie kid dogs: Stormy, four pounds, and Eli, six pounds. I’m a native of Colorado, but I’ve lived several years in Wyoming and Montana. My historical romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, and Wyoming Heather. Tears In The Wind is a contemporary romance. Then I changed genres from my beloved romances and wrote, under the pen name of D. M. Woods, my first suspense/thriller: Death Crosses The Finish Line. The second book in this ‘death’ series, Death Is A Habit, came out January 8th, this year. I am currently working on the third book of this series, Death Walks C Dock. Truly, I mean it when I say my greatest pleasure next to writing is having my books read and enjoyed. There are many more stories just waiting to be written.

CONNECT WITH DEANN SMALLWOOD (D. M. WOODS) ONLINE:
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Last day to get your #FREE copy of THE BRIDGEMAN #mystery #amreading

the-bridgemanA school teacher sleuth investigates a murder in a small town with deadly secrets.
THE BRIDGEMAN: BOOK 1 An Emily Taylor Mystery GET IT FREE ON AMAZON. http://amzn.to/1TljXhT
ONLY UNTIL FEB. 17, 2016!
by award-winning author CATHERINE ASTOLFO.
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SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: ***Somewhere in this book is a hidden “Easter Egg,” a bold text link to 3 FREE Qwickie novellas by 3 bestselling authors. This is a time limited offer, so happy reading and hunting!

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .
School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.
As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

PUBLISHER: Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/the-bridgeman

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:
Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.
Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.
Catherine’s novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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A deep dark secret. A murder most foul. #amreading #mysteryseries #EmilyTaylorMystery

THE BRIDGEMANREVOLVING BOOK SPOTLIGHT: THE BRIDGEMAN: AN EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY (BOOK 1) by Catherine Astolfo

EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON http://amzn.to/1XQCYvV
WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

She’s the new school principal of a small town with deep dark secrets. And a murderer on the loose . . .

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .
School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.

As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

BUY IT ONLINE:
$2.99 on Amazon Kindle http://tinyurl.com/7rjkpbl

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:
Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.
Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.

Catherine’s novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ASTOLFO ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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If anyone guessed my secret, saw into my dark heart, they would loathe me even more than I despise myself

THE BRIDGEMANREVOLVING BOOK SPOTLIGHT: THE BRIDGEMAN: AN EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY (BOOK 1) by Catherine Astolfo

EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON http://amzn.to/1XQCYvV
WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

She’s the new school principal of a small town with deep dark secrets. And a murderer on the loose . . .

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .
School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.

As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

BUY IT ONLINE:
$2.99 on Amazon Kindle http://tinyurl.com/7rjkpbl

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:
Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.
Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.

Catherine’s novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ASTOLFO ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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Secrets can be deadly . . . #amreading #mystery #murdermostfoul

THE BRIDGEMANTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK SPOTLIGHT IS THE BRIDGEMAN, An Emily Taylor Mystery (Book 1).

GET IT EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON ONLY! http://amzn.to/1MzIThZ

SYNOPSIS:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .

School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.

As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

BUY IT ONLINE:
Amazon Kindle http://tinyurl.com/7rjkpbl

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain

“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet

“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries

“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

AUTHOR BIO:

Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.
Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.

Catherine’s novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . . #amreading #mystery #schoolteachersleuth

THE BRIDGEMANTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK SPOTLIGHT IS THE BRIDGEMAN, An Emily Taylor Mystery (Book 1).

GET IT EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1MzIThZ

SYNOPSIS:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .

School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.

As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

BUY IT ONLINE:
Amazon Kindle http://tinyurl.com/7rjkpbl

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain

“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet

“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries

“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

AUTHOR BIO:

Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.
Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.

Catherine’s novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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A horrific murder. An innocent man. A deadly secret. #amreading #murdermostfoul #mystery

Seventh_Fire_FrontREVOLVING BOOK WEEK SPOTLIGHT ON THE EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY SERIES.

SEVENTH FIRE (BOOK 4) by Catherine Astolfo

GET IT EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1OkpRso

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Seventh Fire is the fourth and final installment of the Emily Taylor Mysteries. Emily and her husband, Langford, travel back both in place and time to the site of their dark and mysterious past, a past that led to jail and months in a hospital bed. Along the journey to prove Langford’s innocence, they uncover an appalling secret that threatens their lives once more, and this time, the attack may be fatal.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

“The evocative setting of 1980’s Vancouver is beautifully described in Astolfo’s latest Emily Taylor mystery “Seventh Fire.” The horror of murder intertwines with the passion of art in an intriguing plot that the reader unravels only at the end. Emily Taylor fans will be astounded at the dark secrets that lurk in her past.” —Janet Kellough, author of On the Head of a Pin

“Seventh Fire is a chilling tale with unimaginable evil at its core. Astolfo slowly but steadily builds suspense while introducing a handful of plausible villains that keep the reader guessing until the very end. The story is a chilling, cautionary tale at odds with the beautiful setting of Vancouver, which Astolfo paints with a deft hand.” —Brenda Chapman, author of In Winter’s Grip

“Thirty years ago a horrific murder shocked the city of Vancouver. The killer was quickly caught, tried, and incarcerated. But they had the wrong man, and Emily Taylor has devoted her life to seeing her husband exonerated. Seventh Fire is a powerful tale of love verses hate and the ability of that love to triumph over evil.” — Vicki Delany, author of Among the Departed

AUTHOR BIO:
Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.

Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.

Catherine’s novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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