The new year brings the exciting news that my second novel, The Mercy Contracts, is now available to buy from (almost) everywhere.

You can now enjoy the thriller ebook from your retailer of choice including Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Scribd and PageFoundry.

All links can be found here, including to international Amazon stores and the Paperback.

So far the novel has 28 reviews on with a 4.4 average rating.

The Philanthropist's Danse is still a Kindle exclusive title but will be available on these retailers soon.

I hope you enjoy reading The Mercy Contracts on the device of your choice now. If you do, let me know.

Happy reading.

The Mercy Contracts is free today through the Thanksgiving weekend.

If you're new to my books, hello. I hope you enjoy them.

To my readers who have bought and enjoyed The Philanthropist's Danse and (or) The Mercy Contracts,
I wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

My third novel, an as yet untitled mystery/thriller, features a familiar couple
once more prying into things that some would prefer to keep secret.

I'm having a lot of fun writing it and can hardly wait until it's ready to share with you. Until then, happy reading.

The Mercy Contracts has been selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2014 Kindle Book Awards.

The Kindle Book Review team has selected the top 20 titles in seven categories and will announce a winner from each category October 1st. The Mercy Contracts is nominated in the Mystery/Thriller genre which is a tough group to crack, so I'm thrilled to even be shortlisted.

Russell Blake has two books in the same category and in my opinion is a favorite to win, but you never know what the judges might like, or not.
Let's hope that Caleb and Jenny can captivate, thrill and entertain the judges so that The Mercy Contracts advances to the final five on September 1st.

This week sees the first advertisements for The Mercy Contracts.

Without a doubt, the hardest part of self-publishing is the promotion and marketing. In the three years since I released The Philanthropist's Danse the eBook phenomenon has exploded and many of the lessons I learned and things that helped make the first book successful no longer apply.

Many of the book blog reviewers who agreed to read The Philanthropist's Danse and share their thoughts with potential readers are gone, their domains no longer valid, perhaps swamped under a tsunami of requests from authors desperate to find any outlet that will put their title in front of an audience.

Twitter once worked, but no
t so much any longer. I have a Facebook Page where I am happy to post news and engage with readers, and that's the one place that does seem to work, though I need to post more often.

With the
book blogs under siege and social networking having reached a point where a lot of people are turned off by incessant and (trust me) awkward self-promotion, paid advertisements are the best option to get a new release in front of readers.

It's an investment, and a leap of faith.

Time will tell if it works or not, but should you have come to this post from reading my work, please consider doing the one thing that works all the time - write an honest review.
At the time of writing The Philanthropist's Danse has over 100 five-star reviews and a few stinkers too. Many readers have taken a chance and spent their money based on what others thought of my book, and there is no such thing as too many reviews.

So whether you loved what you read or hated it, say something and let the word spread.