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Monday, 16 January 2017

New DIY Mystery on sale - one week only

As a special gift to my devoted blog readers, I'm dropping the price of my brand-new novel, DO NOT GO GENTLE, to just 99c at Amazon and Smashwords.

The sale kicks off today and ends in just one week, so don't hesitate, my friends, to download your super-affordable copy. And please don't forget to get in touch should you have any comments or views. This is a potential new series for me, so I'm especially keen to hear from you. Leave a comment below or jot me an email and I'll get back to you.

Thanks guys and happy (affordable) reading everyone!

xo Christina

Thursday, 5 January 2017

I'm dead. I think my son stabbed me. I can not rest until I know why...

With her dead grandmother beckoning furiously from the tunnel, Lulu Gold refuses to go to the light even though she knows she's dead and there's no chance of return.

The problem is, she thinks her son—her achingly beautiful son—killed her and she's determined to find out why.

Why would her 13-year-old sneak up and stab her in the back one Sunday morning?
Was she really that horrendous a mother?
Or is there something else going on down there, something darker and more sinister at play?

Do Not Go Gentle is my latest murder mystery, and a whole new venture for me. Dubbed a 'Posthumous Mystery' it all takes place in the first 12 hours after a murder, and this time I invite the reader to come along and help me solve the crime.

As Lulu hovers above the crime scene, readers get a chance to view all the clues and hear the suspects' secrets to determine whodunit and why.

More than just a mystery, this one is also a study of family and friendships, a look at parenting gone awry and a re-evaluation of everything you ever thought about the true meaning of love.

It's not what you think.

My 10th novel and my favourite, this one is sure to make you laugh and cry, and often at the same time!

Happy reading everyone.
xo Christina

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

New Posthumous Murder Mystery - AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

"So there’s been a murder. My murder, in fact, but please don’t waste time feeling sorry for me. Your tears and platitudes are no use to me now. I need your help to solve this thing, and I need it fast… I need to know, before I choof off into eternity, that my 13-year-old son did not murder me..."

So begins the first in my new Posthumous Mystery Series, a series that features the newly departed working hard to solve the mystery of their murders.

In this one, single mum Ludovica Gold is stabbed one ordinary Sunday morning while making toast. With her son's sneakers the last thing she sees before darkness descends, Lulu (as she's known) refuses to go to eternity thinking her son is a killer. With her dead granny beckoning furiously from the tunnel, she takes us on an aerial survey of the crime scene and a journey through her conflicting memories to try to uncover whodunnit

Will the truth set her free or destroy everything she ever knew about herself and her loved ones?

I loved writing this one and can not wait to share it with you. It's a new idea for me, a whole new venture, and I'd love to hear your comments, on both the idea and the cover, above.

Do Not Go Gentle is now available as a pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords, and will be officially released on December 30. Look out for it.

Happy reading everyone!
xo Christina

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Last Chance to Win

Looking for a decent read as the holidays approach? How about a freebie? Don't forget I've teamed up with a dynamic group of cozy mystery writers to offer you one of 17 prizes, including free, signed paperback copies of books by the likes of Dianne HarmanLarissa ReinhartCee Cee JamesJulie MoffettCarolyn Haines, Ritter Ames, Kathi Daley and Tonya Kappes (to name just a few).

You also have a chance to score FREE e-books just for entering. To do that, click on the following link: Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway

Good luck, guys, and keep an eye out for my latest mystery which is due out after Christmas.

Happy reading (and winning) everyone!

xo Christina

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Mega Cozy Mystery Giveaway

Regular readers will know I've been busily tapping away at my latest novel and may even be happy to hear it is finished and goes to my editor this week (hurrah!). Look out for upcoming tidbits on the book, cover reveal and so forth.

Until then....

I'm rewarding your patience with another wonderful giveaway. This time I've teamed up with an extraordinary collection of best-selling cozy mystery authors to give you the chance to win one of 17 prizes, including free, signed paperback copies of books by the likes of Dianne Harman, Larissa Reinhart, Cee Cee James, Julie Moffett, Carolyn Haines, Ritter Ames, Kathi Daley and Tonya Kappes (to name just a few).

You also have a chance to score FREE e-books just for entering. To do that, click on the following link: Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway

Good luck, guys, and don't forget to pop back in to find out more about my latest mystery which is due out after Christmas.

Happy reading (and winning) everyone!

xo Christina

Monday, 31 October 2016

A little less conversation…

"Tap, tap, tap…" Can you hear that? "Tap, tap… (expletive, expletive), tap tap…"

I'm in the final throes of a whole new mystery novel and, apart from the clickety-clack of my old smudged keyboard (and the odd muttered curse), things have been quiet around here lately.

And they're about to get even quieter.

I've given myself exactly two weeks to finish the first draft, and another two weeks to do the rewrite, which means a little less conversation and a little more typing, baby.

It also means no more blogs for a bit. Forgive my silence, people, but be assured the result will be worth it. My next book is a newbie for me, a whole new direction. I can't reveal too much yet but I am sure you'll love it, if only for the sheer novelty factor. No one is doing anything quite like this one at the moment. I'm very excited, but I have a lot of work to do before it's complete.

And I need to get on with it or my editor will skin me alive.

Until we chat again, keep an eye on Amazon, Twitter and Facebook. I'll still be doing the odd promotions and sales of my other books.

For now, though, I have a keyboard waiting and an editor wielding a knife...

Happy tapping everyone!

xo Christina

Sunday, 9 October 2016

One cruise you can afford to take

Just a quick heads up: I'm holding a 99c sale for my latest crime novel Murder on the Orient (SS) at Amazon, Apple, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords et al.

This is the second in the popular Agatha Christie Book Club series and follows the gang as they scramble across the gangplank and onto a cruise that's less R&R and a lot more "Ahhhhh!"

It starts with a passenger missing overboard. It ends with the book club utilising their 'leetle grey cells' (a la Hercule Poirot) to solve a series of increasingly violent crimes.

There's a wealthy widow dead in her bed. Another passenger stabbed in the ship's gym. And who the hell has been stealing the Captain's wife's designer kaftans?!

This book—set on a modern replica of a cruise ship that really did sail the high seas back in Agatha Christie's days—was a lot of fun to write and is a baffling one to solve if my reviewers are anything to go by.

But you be the judge! Download your 99c ebook now and jump aboard for the ride. It won't be for sale for long.

Happy (cruisy) reading everyone!

xo Christina