Pre-Order for Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish


Hello, all! I’m sure you can guess what I’ll be doing this weekend. Continuing to finalize Divorce Can Be Deadly, and watching tomorrow night’s Westworld finale. In the meantime, I have good news: Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish is now available for pre-order. Many of you have requested pre-orders in the past, but I’ve always been wary. This will be my first attempt. As for DCBD, it will go live the moment it’s finished, I promise.

To order Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish, click to visit one of these vendors:

Amazon            Apple iBooks           Barnes & Noble          Kobo

Here’s the details:

Dr. Benjamin Bones had no opinion on Christmas. That is to say, he had no polite opinion on Christmas. His actual opinion, the one he knew better than to say aloud, was that Christmas was a disappointment, a raising of hopes only to dash them, a festival of flash and dazzle which, come January, was hard to pay for and even harder to justify. That was Christmas: disappointment, with a price tag.

So begins Dr. Bones and the Christmas Wish, a charming romantic short story set in the tiny Cornish village of Birdswing, 1939. Readers who enjoyed the Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries, Marriage Can Be Murder (#1) and Divorce Can Be Deadly (#2), will adore this holiday tale of love lost and love found featuring Dr. Bones and Lady Juliet.

I hope you’ll enjoy this novella set in wartime England, 1939. Please note the story takes place after the second book in the Dr. Bones series, Divorce Can Be Deadly. It’s not essential that you read that first, but I highly recommend it to get maximal pleasure from the story.




More 99 Cent Books! #BESTSELLER


You survived Thanksgiving — now what?

The 99 cent sale is still going on, and there’s a book for every taste. Yesterday I focused on mysteries. Today, I’ll show you books for middle grade and YA readers.

First, here’s the cover and blurb for Curse of the Ice Dragon by my friend Tara West.

Born with mark of the Mighty Hunter, Markus has the skill and strength to feed his people, but not to confront his own tyrannical father. Shamed by his cowardice, Markus releases his frustration on the forest creatures.

The village prophet warns that Markus’s reckless ways will bring down The Hunter’s Curse, and for every animal Markus kills, his loved ones will suffer the same fate. When the warnings go unheeded, the Sky Goddess unleashes her ice dragon. Now Markus must flee the dragon without killing it or his beloved brother will die.

Markus’s flight takes him to the lands of the mysterious Ice People. There, the beautiful maiden Ura helps Markus learn the compassion and courage he needs to face the wrath of the Goddess, but the final confrontation will not be without price, as Markus must choose between the life of his brother and the fate of the girl he loves.

Next, for older readers, there’s The Kiss Off and Over It from my friend Sarah Billington. Here’s the cover and blurb for The Kiss Off:


When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global.

A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped.

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

Also for YA readers who love fantasy, there’s Troll Or Derby by my friend Red Tash. Here’s the cover and blurb!Troll-or-Derby

In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she’s grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and this magical new realm, forever?

Intrigued? Check out every book on offer by clicking the picture below.


It’s Here: SOMETHING BLUE (Lord & Lady Hetheridge # 3)

Thanks to everyone who waited.

The book is live on Amazon and will be on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes within the next 12-24 hours.



Load Up On GREAT 99 Cent Books and ENTER TO WIN PRIZES!

These prices are available on Amazon only.

For a listing of books offered and to enter to win, click here!!

Hello, all!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to take part in this promotion. For one day only, December 21st starting at 12:01 PST, Amazon will be offering my first mystery Ice Blue for just 99 cents. It’s a great time to pick up a copy or gift it to someone special — Amazon has a “gift” link, all you need is the recipient’s email address. What’s more, if you follow the link above, you can win great prizes, including a $500 Amazon gift card (you read that right!!), a Kindle Fire HD 7″ ($200 value), a Kindle Paperwhite ($120 value), or other valuable Amazon gift cards.

This is a great chance to get well-reviewed, quality novels for only 99 cents, and possibly win an amazing prize. Please click on the link about and take a look!

BLUE MURDER — Now Available in Paperback!


A Shout-out About STEPWISE

Okay, I almost never do this. But my friend and fellow indie author Arshad Ahsanuddin has just published a guide to formatting your own ebooks if you use Word 2010.

Let me tell you, for non-techies like me, formatting is scary stuff. I tried other guides and it just never quite worked. Enough small errors always persisted (weird indents, random spaces) to court bad reviews. You haven’t had the full indie experience until someone deducts a star from your review for “formatting issues.”

So here’s the book, it’s 99 cents (ought to be at least $9.99) and it’s on Smashwords and Amazon. Worked for me.

New Year, New Blog

And it’s nice here at WordPress.  A little scary.  Lots of new features under the hood.

So here’s my brief update.

Book 2 in the Lord & Lady Hetheridge series, BLUE MURDER (the follow-up to ICE BLUE) is half finished.  Should have a cover to show off before long.

The next S.A. Reid adult romance, SOULLESS, is being written.  Here’s the cover:


Last but not at all least: I have a brand new series starting in about 2 weeks.  YES.  Stay tuned and I’ll let you know as soon as it goes live on Amazon.