1000 copies sold in 5 days, Surprise Gift at the end, Book + Gift for $0.00 on Kindle Unlimited

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First things, first. A big hug and a kiss of gratitude to all my lovely readers who made this happen. None of it would have happened without your unflinching support, love and kindness.

To see sales in thousands is every writer’s dream and for me that dream is becoming a reality. And to top it all, it’s happening on Thanksgiving. That’s a like a sign from the divine. Here’s your gift for all the effort you’ve put in over the years. There’s a lot to be thankful for. This is going to be one of best Thanksgiving’s I will ever experience in my wonderful life.

I am doubling, tripling and quadrupling my efforts to repay my readers who have stood by me through thick and thin. Here’s a link to a giveaway on FB - http://ow.ly/Eye0G. I’ll be doing a lot more in the days and weeks to come.

There’s a big surprise at the very end of my book. Oh and by the way, my book and the surprise are available for $0.00 on Kindle Unlimited. How cool is that?

Keep checking out my website and blog for the latest updates and FREE giveaways. Thank you very much once again. Have a great Thanksgiving!

 

FANCY A GIVEAWAY? THIS IS FOR YOU!

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I am so indebted to my readers for making my first cozy mystery, Kelly’s Koffee Shop, http://ow.ly/EycyM, such a success – and it’s only been out for 10 days! Right now it’s #779 on Amazon for all Paid Kindle Books and #2 in Animals and #3 in Culinary. I’m so excited I’m giving away 5 Kindle books on my Facebook cozy mystery page. I invite you to enter the giveaway at: http://ow.ly/Eyd63

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If you’re not a cozy mystery fan, not to worry. I’ve been told that a number of you purchased it because you like my writing. So I decided to give away 3 copies of Coyote in Provence, http://ow.ly/EydGg . You can enter this giveaway on Facebook here: http://ow.ly/Eye0G

Enjoy and thanks again!!!

WHAT DOES A WRITER DO ALL DAY?

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Reminder – Blue Coyote Motel and Kelly’s Koffee Shop are in a giveaway through Monday night. You don’t want to miss this chance for these two free books! To enter, just follow these links: http://ow.ly/ElStW  and http://ow.ly/ElSDv

“What’s your day like? What does a writer do all day? Do you work on the weekends? Where do you get your ideas from? Do you pull plots and characters from your life?” These are the questions I’m  constantly asked whether I’m having lunch with friends or speaking to a group. Today I thought I’d give you a sample day in my life.

I’m an early riser so I usually make a pot of coffee when I get up, around 5:00 a.m. (yeah, I know it’s early, but my body is ready to go then). I put my contacts in, grab a cup of coffee, and sit down at the computer. I’ve discovered I write best early in the morning so I try and get in a couple of hours. After that, it’s shower time and dressing.

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I’ll sit back down at the computer and spend several hours returning email, working the social media sites (that’s something I never thought I’d do!), and write a blog or an article for the Huffington Post, which I contribute to. Somewhere in there I’ll get something to eat and generally eat it while I’m on the computer.

Next comes edits, rewrites or research. For instance in the second book in the Cove Bay series, a kennel plays a prominent part. The dogs were hunting dogs, so I had to do some research on that. In the Coyote Series, some of the action takes place in Afghanistan. That had to be researched. Presently, I’m just starting a third book in the Cove Bay series which will entail a death at a Buddhist Retreat Center just outside of town. Have been researching Buddhist Retreat Centers. I often wonder what writers did before the Internet. I can only guess it took a whole lot longer to write a book and a lot more time spent at the library!

As to events, people, and places in my books. Certainly there are bits and pieces of me in the book. I trekked in Nepal. Jill does that in Blue Coyote Motel. I’ve long loved boxer dogs and had a big one named Rebel. He’s prominent in the Cedar Bay mysteries. Recipes in the books are tried and true favorites. I suppose there’s a part of me in all of the books, but they are not about me. I remember my husband recently reading one of my books and asking me if I was going to stop writing once I’d used up the material from my life. I answered with “No, that’s the advantage of writing when you’re older. You have a lot more experiences to draw from.”

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Lastly, I wrap it up about 4:00 p.m. Read the paper, have a glass of wine, and dinner. Off to bed around 9:00 and do it all over again. Weekends I generally work in the morning and take the afternoons off, but I’m not sure a writer’s mind ever stops. New characters, plots, and settings are in the mind 24/7. For example, my husband and I recently took a driving vacation in the Southwest U.S. Kelly’s Koffee Shop was outlined one morning when I was in bed drinking a cup of coffee in my room at a hotel. You just never know when the Muse is going to demand your attention! And she certainly knows how to get mine!

FIVE FACEBOOK GROUPS I RECOMMEND!

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I’m often asked which Facebook groups I routinely follow. Although I’ve joined a number of them, I’m finding that most of them seem to be lacking content – they’ve become more of a place for people to say “Buy My Book!” That’s not what I want to see when I take the time to go a page. Here are a few places I visit almost on a daily basis. Several of these pages have multiple forums where people can advertise their books or special promotions they’re having, but the main page is usually devoted to helping authors with shared information.

Keep in mind that this my list at the moment. It’s changed over time and will again, but today here are the sites or pages that I routinely visit and highly recommend. I believe all of them are closed groups, meaning you’ll have to apply to join if you’re interested in them.

  1. Authors Social Media Support Group or more commonly called ASMSG. The group is now primarily on a website, but there are a lot of subgroups on the Facebook pages. It’s extremely active, very supportive, and well worth investigating.
  2. Book Goodies Authors Group. The information members share in this group is excellent. The main page is non-genre specific, but you’ll probably pick up something that’s applicable to your genre, however you can go to the pinned post with links to their specific genre groups. It’s for authors and authors to be.
  3. Book Review Depot Club. This is, as far as I know, the only group that conducts book reviews in this manner. As the name implies, it’s about book review, but it’s not a place where you ask someone to read your book and leave a review and you do the same for them. You have to read and review a certain number of books and then your book goes into a queue to be read and reviewed by the members who choose it. There are also a number of helpful files for authors and authors to be.
  4. Cozy Mysteries 24/7 is not a promotional site per se, but members talk about books they like and recommend or review a book. If this is a genre you’re interested in, you’ll probably appreciate the recommendations.
  5. 120 Club is a support group to help writers write. They have a daily accountability post which I think is a rather ingenious thing to do. Kind of like being accountable to some on a daily basis so you’ll keep writing.

I know there are countless other groups out there, but these are the ones that are currently my flavorsBooks of the month. Hope some of these work for you!

COZY MYSTERIES YOUR THING?

 

KKSfrontThe long wait is finally over and Kelly’s Koffee Shop is now available on Amazon in print and as an ebook. As I’ve mentioned before, I love dogs, love to eat, love to cook, and love a good mystery, writing a copy mystery was a natural for me.

For those of you who have enjoyed the Coyote series, I’m not abandoning suspense novels, And particularly those of you who enjoy Slade Kelly will be happy to know he’ll be featured in his own series. Slade Kelly and the Red Zero will be coming out after the first of the year, so get ready!

Here’s a little information about Kelly’s Koffee Shop. For the next week I want to give all my loyal readers a chance to buy it for $.99. After that I’ll be raising it to its regular price of $2.99 so might a well save two dollars. Enjoy!

Kelly pulled into the harbor parking lot next to the pier and noticed that Amber’s car wasn’t in its usual place and there was no sign of her. She was usually standing at the door of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, waiting for Kelly to open up. Wonder what that’s all about, she thought.

The local residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly’s Koffee Shop for breakfast, lunch, and lots of gossip. Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen. The townspeople can’t believe what has happened in their sleepy little Oregon seaside town. She identifies five prime suspects, but which one did it?

Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try to determine who the killer is in a murder that’s shocked the town.

Kelly’s Coffee Shop is a mouth-watering cozy mystery with recipes!

One more thing – I’m having a promotion for Coyote in Provence this week – just $.99. It’s the second book in the Coyote series. A mouth-watering mystery! One reader said he gained ten pounds reading it.

Learn more about Dianne’s other books at www.DianneHarman.com

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS “CHAOS IS COME AGAIN”!

“Chaos Is Come Again”

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One of my favorite writers – I’ve read everything he’s ever written including this one – John Dolan, releases a new book this week – entitled “Chaos Is Come Again” – and this one has an interesting history to it. In the first place, it’s a novel that John co-authored with thriller writer Fiona Quinn. But what makes “Chaos” all the more unusual is that JOHN AND FIONA HAVE NEVER MET!!!

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The whole project was conceived over the Internet last year while John was working in Dubai and Fiona was at home in Virginia, and over this summer they have put together all the pieces. Using a combination of Twitter, Facebook, Skype and emails (along with John’s favourite – the spreadsheet!), the novel has emerged from the darkness of the Worldwide Web. Amazing stuff!

It’s a weird and wacky ride! The energy between them works because this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Get it today. Trust me, you won’t be sorry!

Sean hears voices in his head.

Travis snorts cocaine.

Teagan thinks she’s the next Lady Gaga.

Avery has the boss from Hell, and a mother with dementia.

And Goose wants to catch a serial killer.

 “Chaos Is Come Again” is a psychological suspense, a mystery, and a love story – loaded with irreverent humour, and viewed through the lens of obsession.

 WARNING: Contains references to Judas Iscariot, a dwarf, and a performing monkey. Only for broadminded people with a twisted sense of fun.

Grab it today on all Amazon sites worldwide! Available as a Kindle book and in paperback.

USA http://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Come-Again-John-Dolan-ebook/dp/B00OSP0AGW/ref=la_B008IIERF0_1_4_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415542614&sr=1-4

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chaos-Come-Again-John-Dolan-ebook/dp/B00OSP0AGW/ref=asap_B008IIERF0_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415542673&sr=1-4

 

 

DON’T MISS THE AWESOME AUTHORS FACEBOOK EVENT – GIVEAWAY!

November Awesome Authors

I invite you to join me at Facebook’s November Awesome Authors Event https://www.facebook.com/events/943197085694307/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

I’ll be talking about my books, giving them away, and answering any questions you might have from 5 – 6 pm EST Sunday, November 9th. Hope you can make it.

And I’ll be giving away two copies of my new book, Kelly’s Koffee Shop! You don’t want to miss this! Here are the books we can talk about.

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Hope you can join me!

ARE YOU READY? I AM!

Pretty excited about my new facebook page for Cozy Mysteries. Here’s the link to facebook and the page header is below: https://www.facebook.com/dianneharmancozymystery?ref=bookmarks

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I think my graphic designed did a great job with this. I’ve got several books planned for the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. I hit the publish button for the first one, Kelly’s Koffee Shop, this morning, so I expect it will be ready for purchasing within a day or two. I plan on the second in the series, Murder at Jade Cove, being published in early January. The third, a cozy about murder in a dog kennel, will probably be published in March of 2015.

Another series taking place in the high desert country of California is beginning to make its presence known. to me Stay tuned!

But right now, get ready for Kelly’s Koffee Shop!

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WANTED: COZY MYSTERY READERS!

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It’s almost here – yep, Kelly’s Koffee Shop should be out within the week. And trust me, you’ll be the first to know! I wanted you to have some idea what it’s all about, so here’s what I’ve put on the back cover. Enjoy!

Kelly pulled into the harbor parking lot next to the pier and noticed that Amber’s car wasn’t in its usual place and there was no sign of her. She was usually standing at the door of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, waiting for Kelly to open up. Wonder what that’s all about, she thought.

The local residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly’s Koffee Shop for breakfast, lunch, and lots of gossip. Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen. The townspeople can’t believe what has happened in their sleepy little Oregon seaside town. She identifies five prime suspects, but which one did it?

Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try to determine who the killer is in a murder that’s shocked the town.

Kelly’s Coffee Shop is a mouth-watering cozy mystery with recipes!

IT’S HERE – KINDLE IS THE NEW SEXY!

TODAY’S THE DAY! DON’T WAIT – THE FREE BOOKS WILL GO FAST – KINDLE IS THE NEW SEXY

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******Starting at 6 am PACIFIC / 9 am EASTERN, join Diane Rinella, Jennifer Theriot, AR Von, Patti Fiala, Dianne Harman as they each gift 50 copies of one of their best selling books! All you have to do is show up, go to the thread for the book(s) of your choice, and add your email address to the list. The author will immediately gift you a copy via Amazon. All we ask is that you please download it immediately. Your email address will be deleted after the event. The event only lasts as long as the number of copies do, so come early!*******

Copies are gifted on a first come, first serve basis and Facebook is NOT affiliated with the event. Don’t be stingy…Share this event!

LINK TO THE EVENT:

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Award Winning Author in the Mystery & Suspense genre