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"The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" is free today
« on: January 20, 2011, 12:26:12 pm »
Hi there,
Just wanted to introduce you to "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery," by Mike McIntyre:



Tyler West, suspended Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the San Diego Sun, is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. Defying a spiteful publisher and a vindictive homicide detective, he investigates the baffling deaths of several of San Diego's powerful, rich and famous. Police call the murders unrelated, but Ty uncovers a common link: torture devices last used during the Dark Ages, including the Iron Maiden, the Pear of Anguish, and the most sinister of allthe Scavenger's Daughter.

Ty is plunged into a mysterious world of medieval torture scholars, antiquities collectors, museum curators, and sadomasochists. Aided by photojournalist Melina "Mel" Koric, a former Bosnian War refugee, he must break the brilliantly conceived series of slayings that has cast a dark shadow over a city better known for its sun, sand and surf. The elusive killer goes by the name Friar Tom, in tribute to his hero, Toms de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. As Ty scrambles to unmask the monstrous zealot, he pursues his lost love, Jordan Sinclair, an assistant district attorney and single mom. With the city caught in an escalating nightmare of medieval mayhem, Ty is drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse that could cost him everything.

Lightning-paced, intricately plotted and wildly suspenseful, The Scavenger's Daughter grabs the reader early and doesn't let go until its heart-pounding climax.
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    Re: Oprah author with new crime novel - The Scavenger's Daughter
    « Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 05:57:25 am »

    Welcome to KindleBoards, Mike, and congratulations on your book! 

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 06:16:40 am »
    Thank you, Betsy and Ann, for the welcome. Your instructions on how to set up my signature were very helpful and easy to follow.

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 12:33:07 pm »
    The Scavenger's Daughter has been getting positive reviews, author interviews, features and shout outs on several eBook blogs in recent weeks. The most recent is today's Kindle in the Wind post:

    http://kindleinthewind.blogspot.com/

    Others include:

    Jenny Hilborne's Blog: http://jfhilborne.wordpress.com/
    Christopher Truscott's Blog: http://christophertruscott.blogspot.com/
    The Romance Readers Connection: http://www.theromancereadersconnection.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4078:mcintyre-mike-the-scavengers-daughter&catid=25:new-reviews&Itemid=2
    Closing My Eyes Helps Me to See Clearly: http://kippoe.blogspot.com/2011/02/mike-mcintyre-interview.html
    Spalding's Racket: http://spaldings-racket.blogspot.com/2011/01/scavengers-daughter-by-mike-mcintyre.html
    Simon Royle's Blog: http://www.simon-royle.com/indie-books-authors/

    Also eight 5-star reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HFS3VW/

    Thanks to all of the bloggers and reviewers for supporting indie ebooks.

    Mike

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 09:26:10 pm »
    I loved this book. Highly recommend it. You'll be engaged throughout.


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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 07:04:06 am »
    Thanks, Jenny!

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 07:52:24 am »
    Here's the latest 5-star Amazon review for The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery, by Mike McIntyre:

    "Giving James Patterson a run for his money..."

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HFS3VW/?tag=kbpst-20
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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 12:44:36 pm »
    Mike, this novel sounds very interesting. My novels also take place in San Diego. I'll be interested in seeing how you set your scenes. Best of luck.

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" $2.99
    « Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 06:27:14 pm »
    I'm happy to pass along the latest review for The Scavenger's Daughter, this one from Geeky Girl Reviews http://www.geekygirlreviewsblog.com/ :

    "I must say I couldn't put this book down. I was hooked on this book almost right away and I wanted to read as much as I could last night but unfortunately I ended up having to put it down and pick it back up right after breakfast. This book will leave you on the edge of your seat and make you want to read more. If you are a fan of James Patterson you will most likely become a fan of Mike McIntyre.

    I give this 5 out of 5."

    Thanks Geeky Girl!

    Geeky Girl was kind enough to also post her review on Amazon, where I noticed another recent 5-star review, this one from S. Ackerman

    Thanks "S."

    I'm too excited to sleep, but I'm a grateful insomniac.

    [edited...we ask that Amazon reviews not be published here in full or in part as they are easy enough to find at your book's Amazon page.  Permalinks to reviews may be posted.]
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    Serial Killer Thriller SLASHED to $0.99
    « Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 05:39:21 pm »


    Hurry before I take a stab at $9.99!!!
    « Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 11:18:47 am by Mike McIntyre »

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    I've temporarily lowered the price of The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery to $0.99.

    The book now also sports a new cover:




    The new cover was designed by Carl Graves, of Extended Imagery, who has also created covers for bestselling authors Barry Eisler, Lee Goldberg, J.A. Konrath/Jack Kilborn and James Swain.

    Here's the short blurb:

    A serial killer is getting medieval in sunny San Diego, slaying the city's elite with torture devices from the Spanish Inquisition. Disgraced journalist Tyler West seizes his shot at redemption and pursues the monster, but what will his return to the front page cost him?

     

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    I am only on chapter 9 or 10 and I am enjoying the story!
    Get off the cell phone and pay attention!!!

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    I am only on chapter 9 or 10 and I am enjoying the story!

    Thanks, Susan, glad to hear it! (Only 110 gripping chapters to go.  :))

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    Re: Amazon price glitch -- act fast!
    « Reply #13 on: May 14, 2011, 08:11:45 am »

    I raised the price of The Scavenger's Daughter back to $4.99, but Amazon is discounting it to $0.99. I don't know how long that price will hold.

    The mystery-thriller is currently ranked #61 in the "Hard Boiled" category, and #91 in "Police Procedurals."

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    Re: Heads Up, Michael Connelly Fans, Tyler West is the New Harry Bosch
    « Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011, 05:02:33 pm »
    Grace Krispy, of the book review site MotherLode, has handed down one of her exceedingly rare 5-star reviews for The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery, by Mike McIntyre. It's only the seventh 5-star review in the history of her blog.

    "Im a big fan of Michael Connellys books, and I think Ty West may be Harry Boschs biggest competition," Krispy wrote.

    Her review can be viewed here:

    http://www.gracekrispy.com/review-the-scavengers-daughter-a-tyler-west-mystery-by-mike-mcintyre/

    The Amazon Kindle edition of The Scavenger's Daughter currently sells for $4.99, but Mike McIntyre may hike the price to the $7.99 - $12.99 range that Michael Connelly charges for his ebooks.

     

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    Re: The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery $2.99
    « Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 05:21:34 pm »
    The Scavenger's Daughter has been reduced from $4.99 to $2.99.

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    Re: BigAl's Books and Pals awards 5 stars to "The Scavenger's Daughter"
    « Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011, 10:01:11 am »
    I'm happy to report that the popular Kindle review blog BigAl's Books and Pals has awarded 5 stars to The Scavenger's Daughter.
    "Thrillers dont get much more intense than this," concluded the reviewer, BigAl.
    The entire review may be read here:
    http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2011/08/scavengers-daughter-tyler-west-mystery.html

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery" is now FREE through 12/26
    « Reply #17 on: December 25, 2011, 08:00:46 am »
    The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery is FREE on Amazon through 12/26/11.

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    The Scavenger's Daughter, currently #33, is free on Amazon through 2/5.
    « Last Edit: February 05, 2012, 05:08:21 am by Mike McIntyre »

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    Re: "The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West" is free today
    « Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 06:52:13 am »
    The Scavenger's Daughter, which has a 4.7-star rating from 25 customer reviews, is free today.

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