Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior Free on Amazon Kindle July 19 – 21, 2013

Cover Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior trail photo

My novel – Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior, the first book in the Horse Sense Mysteries, is free on Amazon Kindle July 19 – 21. This is a women’s mystery.

Blurb:

Racing Standardbred horses is usually all the excitement DeeDee Logan needs in her life, until suddenly she’s dealing with an amorous polo player, jealous twin sisters, a lovelorn horse groom, and a racetrack derelict intent on medicating her horse.

Trying to get away from the recent craziness in her life, DeeDee saddles up her horse for a relaxing ride through the woods, but murder gallops after her when the horse leads her to the polo player, Miguel, dead on the trail.

When fingers start pointing to DeeDee as a suspect, she and her husband Grant discover some of those accusers had motives for eliminating Miguel. To avoid becoming next on the hit list, Grant and DeeDee must use good old horse sense to find out what happened to Miguel and race to stop a killer.

Warning: adult content. There are suggestive scenes but no graphic sex. Adult language.

Freebie offered to celebrate upcoming release of Book 2 in the Horse Sense Mysteries, Tubbed to Death, which will be available July 26. If you have a Kindle, or an iPad, etc with the Kindle app, now’s the time to enjoy a free horse-themed mystery. Act fast. On Sunday night at midnight it goes back to $2.99. Still a great deal!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CML1072

Enjoy

Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior – Blurb and Excerpt

My newest release Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior is available as an ebook for $2.99. If you like murder mysteries, women sleuths, horses, and Standardbred horseracing check it out at Amazon!

Cover Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior trail photo

Blurb:

Racing Standardbred horses is usually all the excitement DeeDee Logan needs in her life, until suddenly she’s dealing with an amorous polo player, jealous twin sisters, a lovelorn horse groom, and a racetrack derelict intent on medicating her horse.

Trying to get away from the recent craziness in her life, DeeDee saddles up her horse for a relaxing ride through the woods, but murder gallops after her when the horse leads her to the polo player, Miguel, dead on the trail.

When fingers start pointing to DeeDee as a suspect, she and her husband Grant discover some of those accusers had motives for eliminating Miguel. To avoid becoming next on the hit list, Grant and DeeDee must use good old horse sense to find out what happened to Miguel and race to stop a killer.

Excerpt:

I guided my Appaloosa horse, Jupiter, into the trailhead and moments later we were swallowed up by the brush. Well, I could see the twin’s farm through the trees but I believe I was pretty much concealed from their peering eyes. That is if any of them were actually awake over there other than their barn boy, Harvey. Jupiter walked out quickly, his ears perked ahead. I was just ready to squeeze my legs into his sides and let him run when he came to a dead stop, causing me to temporarily lose my balance and my chest smacked into his upraised neck. He snorted.

“Hey, boy. What’s up?” I murmured, suddenly all too aware that I was a woman riding alone in the forest early in the morning and that Grant had no idea where I was. What if there’s an evil person waiting to attack me? I briefly thought about those courses I’d seen advertised in horse magazines offering riders instruction on how to protect themselves from danger. As luck would have it those courses were all offered in New York and California. None of them local or I would have considered attending. I contemplated ending my ride and turning Jupiter back home when he took a couple of cautious steps, halted, and snorted. I tensed up, hating myself for doing so, knowing full well that my smart horse would pick up on my nervous energy. He warily took a few more steps and I was fully alert looking all around me and ahead down the trail for any danger. I perked my ears as best I could, but not as good as Jupiter who held his head high and slightly to the right, rigid ears pointing ahead. I couldn’t hear a thing other than birds whistling in the distance and a light wind rustling the branches. I prepared myself in case Jupiter made an abrupt about face and ran back to the farm. I was thinking that heading home might not be a bad idea. Jupiter plodded a few more steps and then sidestepped to the right. He held his head high, staring to the left with his eyes bulged out. He snorted and stopped. What was he looking at? As hard as I strained my eyes, I couldn’t see. Though I did notice how the grass and plant life were pushed down as if someone had walked this way or pulled something into the woods. Has somebody dragged garbage out here again? I hate it when that happens. You name it, I’ve seen it. Old fridges, car parts, kitchen sinks, and household crap. That’s what had my silly old horse acting weird. Some jerk had dumped their shit out here. I relaxed and urged Jupiter ahead so I could see what was hidden amongst the plants. Depending on what I found Grant and I could return later to remove it or contact the city to pick up the rubbish if it was too big or bothersome for us to handle. At first I didn’t see anything, but then I saw what looked to be clothes. Blue jeans caught my eye, and then a black jacket and boots.

And the man they belonged to still wearing them.

Happy reading! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CML1072

Winning Books

During the recent Romance Reviews 2nd Anniversary Party I was both a book donator and a player. I donated a copy of my ebook Horseman Spell and I won 4 ebooks. The players don’t choose which book they’d like to win. There are over 100 books available each week and books and winners are randomly drawn and matched up. The one thing they’ll have in common is that they’re all romance, which some people not familiar with the genre don’t realize there are many categories of romance books. Some are contemporary man/woman romances. Others are man/man. Maybe a threesome. There are romances that feature vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and other creatures. There are historical romances, futuristic romances, and many other subgenres.

There are some websites I visit that have contests to win a specific book. If it doesn’t look like the type of book that I’d normally read I don’t enter the contest. I’d rather the author/publisher have that book end up in the hands of someone who would love to read it.

My Kindle has lots of books I’ve never read, some I’ll probably never get around to reading. Same as real books that are on my bookcase that people have given me throughout the years or that I bought and never got around to reading.

Last week I was pleasantly surprised by a package in the mail that came from Book Girl TV. I subscribe to their newsletter. At some point when I signed up, though I’ve long since forgotten about it, I obviously gave my name and mailing address. They have contests for their subscribers and I was the lucky winner of a book called Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All. First of all I was mortified that someone spent $14 on postage to send a book to me. If I’d know ahead of time that I was the winner and how much it was going to cost in postage I would have suggested they donate the book to a senior’s residence or a charity. Next the title threw me. I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be funny but it’s not the type of book I would have chosen for myself. I would never have entered a contest to win this book so that’s what makes me think I’m entered automatically in book giveaways. I know that some Pacific nations practiced cannibalism and this book is partly about 18th and 19th century explorers encountering cannibals from New Zealand plus it appears to be partly autobiographical and about the author and her native husband.

My reading preferences run mostly to cozy mysteries and I also like romantic suspense and romantic comedy. I read other types of books too but those are what I mostly read. And these days I read mostly ebooks. I rarely read a real book that I can hold in my hands.

I just feel kind of bad that they spent so much money on postage and time to wrap the book and mail it to me. The book was nicely wrapped in purple tissue like wrapping paper. Someone put a lot of thought into this.

The way I was brought up is to send thank you notes for gifts, which I have done. Now I have this book sitting in my to-be-read pile and I’m not sure I’ll ever read it. My apologies to the author and the people at Book Girl TV. I might get around to reading it but that title doesn’t pull me in.