The eclipse gives me a cold and a ton of book specials

Did you run outside to see the eclipse only to find a slightly dimmer than normal sun? Me too. I tried to do the “put your phone in selfy mode to see the eclipse” and just ended up with this. –>

Apparently, you needed the special glasses. Who  knew. And now I have a summer cold, which probably also came from that stupid eclipse. It probably beamed cold spores into my eyes. Probably gave me this zit on my nose, too.

Anyhoo, I want to thank you all for helping me with the launch of Pineapple Beach House! Hope you’re enjoying it!

I just finished a Pineapple short story for the next Happy Homicides anthology that releases Oct 20. I’m also writing another short for the Christmas boxed set 12 Slays of Christmas and now it’s time to decide what to do next novel-wise.

Let me know what you think… (this might not be fair since I probably have more Pineapple readers than anything else but…I’d be interested to see…)

What should I write next?

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A TON of Book Specials

Murder and Mayhem: A Limited Edition Thriller and Mystery Collection – 99c Pre-Order!

“Ingenious and engrossing.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and John Grisham will love the USA Today and Award-Winning authors in the MURDER & MAYHEM boxed set, which is why the authors of this collection came together to bundle 20 EXCLUSIVE thrillers and mysteries, including plenty of BRAND NEW material!
From tales of spies and espionage to small-town mysteries and traditional courtroom thrillers to hard-boiled noir, this collection offers a cross-section of modern thriller and mystery.

Apple iBooks

Google Play

Barnes & Noble Nook


Chocolate with a Side of Murder by Meredith Potts
99 cents or free with Kindle Unlimited 
A missing sister. A spooky abandoned house. A secret meeting. A rogue hypnotherapist. A love triangle. A cute corgi. And chocolate. Plenty of chocolate.
If this is your kind of cozy mystery then you’ll love Chocolate With A Side Of Murder.
Sabrina Daley is still haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her sister ten years before. Even though the case went cold long ago, she keeps holding out hope that one day she will discover what happened to her sister.

A Dead Red Alibi  by Rebecca Dahlke
FREE August 22-26

A lonely young artist with a dangerous sideline
A wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting grampa
A priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu
“Stephanie Plum step aside,” by Alana Woods blogger

The Sheriff’s Woman by Jackie Weger
99 cents or free with Kindle Unlimited 

Rachel Cameron prefers to lick her wounds and protect her children from gossip and shame in isolation on a small homestead in the Ozark Mountains. But life-long bachelor and ex-Marine, Sheriff Garrett Stark has other ideas. Drawn to Rachel, he wields all the power and charm he can muster to insist Rachel return to town for her safety and that of her children. Exasperation and anger rule on both sides. Rachel balks, but does not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions stirred by the Sheriff’s relentless attention. The moment Garrett takes her into his arms Rachel knows she has to make a choice: Honor the truth and face her fears or live forever as an outsider.

No Perfect Fate by Jackie Weger
FREE in romance August 21-25?

Cleo Anderson’s people skills are hesitant and her life broken. Alone is good and she is finding her way. Drawn to a fish camp in the wilds of the Okefenokee Swamp, she parks her Play-Mor where gators yawn, bears slumber, and snakes slither. The camp pace is slow, the owner kind, and the people friendly. Cleo encounters Fletcher Freemont Maitland and his goddaughter, eleven year-old Katie. Cleo doesn’t know her life is about to unravel yet again. But she’s about to find these things out the hard way. Both Fletcher and Katie will change her life in ways she never imagined.

A Dead Mother by USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke
99c preorder price
Jessica Huntington is back in the fourth Desert Cities Mystery

Jessica’s ex-husband, James Harper, and her mother, Alexis, are in big trouble in A Dead Mother. Family dysfunction, infidelity, murder, and mayhem—what else can you expect from members of the rich and famous who move in Jessica Huntington’s circles? There are plenty of well-heeled heels to choose from among the suspects with murderous motives: love, lust, lucre, and loathing.

Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me by Caroline James
8/25 – 8/29  – 99c!
Jet off to the Caribbean – Grab a feel-good holiday read from Amazon Best-selling author. “Top Recommended Read” Thomson Holidays InFlight Magazine Summer 2017 “A story about friendship and loss…is there hope for those of a certain age?” 5 Stars!

Eli’s Coming by Darcia Helle
August 29 & 30 – 99c

Eli’s dark legacy holds murder as his rite of passage. They say his ability is a gift. He calls it a curse. A life of violence and heartache leaves him with nothing left to fight for.
Or so he thinks.
Amanda steals his heart, but love makes him vulnerable. He must give her up or accept who he is and fight.
Will he risk stepping into the darkness that could consume him?

Today’s Giveaways

My giveaway is running until Monday!

 Win Amazon Gift Cards!

Each week I give away $20 gift certificates to readers for following authors on BookBub, Amazon, etc!

Amy Vansant

3 Responses

  1. Vanessa

    You’re cracking me up! Thanks for the laughs. Darn eclipse!?


  2. Laura

    Sorry about your cold….the eclipse was just a short story….before you got started it was over… Look forward to reading your next book…



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