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Murder in Seattle
by Dianne Harman

$ 0.99
Kindle Edition published 2017-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 445

Product Description
From USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star author, another page-turning cozy murder mystery!

What would you do if your sister's husband of twelve hours, Clark, was considered a suspect by the police in connection with his rich Uncle Vinny's murder? And the rich uncle just happened to be a member of the Mob?

DeeDee has no choice but to enlist the help of her boyfriend Jake, a private investigator, as well as Al, Uncle Vinny's scary bodyguard, to help her find the murderer and clear Clark's name.

It could have been a number of people, but which one? Was it Uncle Vinny's cousin or his wife? Uncle Vinny had a lot of money, and although he hadn't come by it legally, the color was still green. Or the rogue cop whose father had ended the prostitution rings in Seattle, but was certain Uncle Vinny was the person who had resurrected them. Or perhaps Clark'...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What drives you to write?
« Last post by Vale on Today at 03:44:00 AM »
Someone in my family loves pretty much everything.... except writing. So it didn't occur to me that there was any kind of life from my storytelling. I would just use it to amuse friends on road trips or fill the silence. I started programming when I was starting college. I hated it, but kept doing it for 10 years. Nearly died: used the recovery time to get a creative writing degree. I still figured there was no way to do anything with writing, but I felt like my writing had improved. I decided to be a technical editor and was already working on papers for other programmers.

Then I nearly died a second time (they missed something the first time) and it's been a long wait of "so do we need to do lung surgery or....?" during which time I picked up Publishing in the Twenty-First Century. There was this weird anti-Amazon bias that kept showing up, so I started researching the self-publishing industry as a counterpoint. That led to Hugh Howey, KKR, Dean Wesley Smith, Kboards, Chris Fox.

I've always written stories, but the moment I saw that I could be releasing them to the world my output increased greatly. 200 words a day to 3000+ words a day. It was like having permission to write. In May, I was nearly dead. Now well, okay, I'm not exactly healthy, but I'm finishing a book a month. The first time I nearly died, I said it seemed like it was all a waste and I hoped to see what it was like to be a writer. Then the moment I had my creative writing degree, I nearly died. This time around, I said I wanted to write 100 novels. If I were smart, I'd go back to writing 200 words a day and live forever. Instead, if I die in (100 books / 12 books a year = ) 8.3 years, at least I'll know it was hubris and the bored people at my funeral will have something to read.
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I just wanted to say that I'm rooting for you, Jaehaeries, and that you and I are basically in the same boat :). I'm also a lover of epic fantasy, and I tend to write ridiculously long works as well. I wrote seven books in a series with an average word count of well over 200,000 per book. The crucial arc happens in the first three, with added adventures for fun in the following couple, the last two completing the series. It was a lot of fun to write, and I took a little over two years with rough drafts, edits, etc., and I sincerely hope to release the first three and a free prequel in the next month or so!

Granted, I could take a painful flop and make diddly and squat, releasing to crickets, but it was a passion project as much as anything else, and I knew that if I released it book by book and it didn't do well, I'd be crushed and the series would die in my heart. I knew the only way I could accomplish writing this saga was to do it all in one long go, and hope that people like it once it was done. No matter what, though, there is a certain satisfaction in knowing that I will be releasing the series entire to the world for anyone who likes my eclectic writing style to enjoy, whether it's overwhelmingly popular or no :).
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Free today - teen sci-fi adventure. Help yourselves!
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It's Thursday.

I'm on the run to work - but HEY, I've got tomorrow off.

Let's get to the list, shall we?

Remember - the campaigns that need nominations the most are the ones that are closest to the LAST DAY LEFT, 1 day left, 2 days left etc.

Updated List

LAST DAY LEFT! The Hills of Mare Imbrium by Carleton Chinner
LAST DAY LEFT! Dreadmarrow Thief by Marjory Kaptanoglu
1 day left The Smiling Man Conspiracy by C.J. Sears
2 days left Girl At The Window by Declan Conner
3 days left Jalapeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore
4 days left The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner 49er by Jack Dublin
9 days left Dislocated by Ketheryn Leopard
11 days left The Darwin Project by John Hindmarsh
14 days left Freyja's Torc by Angelo Tsanatelis
14 days left All For Love by Cecilia Hopkins
14 days left The Fool's Secret by K. Childs
17 days left Wolf's Oath by Meg MacDonald
17 days left A Small Price by D.L. Barnhart
17 days left Like Flies by Luke K. Bell
18 days left Rebirth by L. Fergus
18 days left The Torchbearer by J.D. Matheny
18 days left Moonrise by Mark Gardner
28 days left Truk Lagoon by David Thompson

I put this list up every morning and I strive to keep it up-to-date so that this thread needn't dissolve into a flurry of "NOMINATE MY BOOK, NOMINATE MY BOOK" posts. No one is under any obligation to nominate any of these books. I'm just trying to keep the thread clear of unnecessary clutter. This way once a day there is a complete list of current candidates and folks can readily check out the kboards members who have a book in the running and can make up their own mind. I try and stay nonpartisan about it - which is why I don't comment on any particular book by title. I just keep the list.
 
If I have missed anyone please let me know either with a PM or by posting a link here in the thread.

Happy scouting folks!

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I'm done all the way up to here.

Or is that down to here?

Thursdays are hard...
https://twitter.com/StephenVernon/status/898329715416588288
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by Scrapper78 on Today at 03:11:39 AM »
Old cover is back.

Same person doing sequel cover as we speak.

I aporeciate the feedback from all of you.
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Greetings, Tomass! You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe.

Now that you have an official thread, you'll want to add your listing to our Yellow Pages, found here: http://www.kboards.com/yp/. The listing is free to KB members and is completely self-service; you can add and edit your listing from the page. More information on our Yellow Pages listing can be found here.

In your thread here, we ask that the same basic rules be followed as we have for authors in the Book Bazaar: you may have this one thread about your service and must post to it rather than start a new thread each time. New threads about the service will be removed. Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again when you want to post. You may not make back-to-back posts to the thread within seven days. If someone responds (as I'm doing with this post), you may reply to them, but otherwise you must wait seven days. Please note that very short or (one- or two-word) posts with no meaningful information are discouraged and may be deleted at the moderators' discretion. Lastly, your posts and images will need to meet our "forum decorum" guidelines, which is the case for every member.

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Thanks,
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Shoot, I thought I had adhered to the forum rules with a post like this. If that is not the case - my apologies :D
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by TobiasRoote on Today at 02:21:53 AM »
WAAAAAYYYY better. Don't make a misstep on this one! Setting of genre/tone >>>>>> accuracy of book contents. For $15 that's a great cover.

W H S ^^^^
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The Book Corner / Do any body heard of ebook-hunter.com?
« Last post by ebook-hunter on Today at 02:16:57 AM »
There are a lot of  mobi epub format ebooks , and free to download, Is This site legally?
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