Spring Sale – Mortal Choices, Murder Mystery, Only 99 Cents This Week

March 4-8 Mortal Choices will be on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for only 99 cents, e-book version only. The paperback is only $9.99.

If you enjoy a good mystery, grab this one while it’s on sale.

MORTAL WEB largeMortal Choices tells the tale of journalist Amanda Miller and police detective Terry Walkingstick as they join forces to hunt down a local serial killer.

The book is bringing in great reviews, like:

Goodreads

This was an awesomely written and laid out book. Well thought out and well put together. I loved the easy breezy read of this mystery/thriller. It is the type of book you take with you on vacation because it’s easy to read and you’ll probably plow through it in just a few hours.
I loved the setting for the book, the author did a good job of describing it, without spending too much time there and bogging us down. Recommended highly for thriller readers.

Goodreads – Cynthia Harris

Take one reporter, add a rookie detective, multiply by disappearing people, minus the sale of human organs, equals Mortal Choices.
To make the story more realistic, Newcomb did research in the inner workings of the police force and in aviation. An interview with a retired police detective and questions answered by active police officers gave insight to the workings of the local police department and a glimpse into the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

See Mortal Choices on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

Or Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mortal-choices-ann-chambers/1114606568?ean=2940016285627

Here’s the book summary:

Fire destroys without conscience.
It burns victims to ashes and evidence to dust.

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.
Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.
When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection? And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?
The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

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Mortal Choices Featured Bargain Book at KindleBoards Today!

Here’s the post from www.kboards.blogspot.com. Really nice write up and feature over there.
Here’s a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

Mortal Choices (Mortal Series), by D.E. Newcomb. (Still $0.99?)

Here’s a family drama with a female sleuth. Written about a journalist by a journalist, this well-written mystery is only 99 cents today!

“Take one reporter, add a rookie detective, multiply by disappearing people, minus the sale of human organs, equals Mortal Choices. To make the story more realistic, Newcomb did research in the inter workings of the police force and in aviation. An interview with a retired police detective and questions answered by active police officers gave insight to the workings of the local police department and a glimpse into the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Interviewing one with aviation experience helped to add flavor to the parts of the story when pilot, Steve Kerr, was written into a scene.” — Cynthia Harris, Amazon reviewer

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection’ And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?

The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

218 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.

 

Mortal Choices Trade Paperback Now Available

Mortal Choices, the first mystery in the Mortal series, is now available in trade paperback on Amazon for $9.99. The e-book remains $2.99. Both versions can be seen here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

The box of review copies arrived at the office Thursday, and they are beautiful! This is our first book available in print or electronic formats, so it’s very exciting to have the paper copies in hand.

Grandma Newcomb’s Peanut Butter & Cereal Cookies

Guest post by D.E. Newcomb, author of Mortal Choices

When I was a kid, I often spent a couple of weeks with my grandmother during the summer. She lived in a nice trailer out in the country in Missouri and I loved staying with her. She had a pump well for extra water, which was interesting. And when we went to grocery she let me pick whatever cereal I wanted. At home we only had Wheaties, Cheerios, and such. I will never forget my disappointment the time I picked Lucky Charms. The tiny marshmallows were super fun and delicious, but the actual cereal was disgusting (to my 7 year-old taste buds, at least).

One of my favorite activities with grandma was cooking with her. And the best thing we made was peanut butter and rice cereal cookies. My older sisters say she got the original recipe off a box of cereal back in the day. I don’t know. I only know these are wonderful, easy-to-make cookies, and as far as I know nobody makes them anymore. Except in my family. We don’t do the Rice Crispies and marshmallow bar cookies. Oh, no. These are so much better.

Peanut Butter & Rice Cereal Cookies

1 cup clear corn syrup (Karo)

1 cup sugar

Bring syrup and sugar to boil in a large pan. Remove from heat.

Add:

12 ounce jar peanut butter (smooth or chunky)

Stir until combined, then add:

2 1/2 cups Rice Crispies (store brand works fine)

2 1/5 cups Rice Chex (store brand works fine)

Once mixed, drop onto waxed paper. This is easiest if you use 2 soup spoons. Scoop out cookie with one and use the other to swipe it off the spoon and onto the waxed paper. This recipe also works for bar cookies. Just press cookie dough into a greased square pan, let it cool, and cut into squares.

These cookies are addictive, and I insist that they are also breakfast bites. They are primarily peanut butter and cereal after all. I know that sounds a little crazy, but these have to have more nutrition than a donut. Try these out. You’ll also be looking for ways to justify eating 10 or 12 a day.

D.E.

(D.E. Newcomb is the author of Mortal Choices, now available for $2.99 on Amazon)

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

 

Mortal Choices, Mystery, Free on Amazon Aug. 7 & 8

Here’s the link to see Mortal Choices by D.E. Newcomb on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection? And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?

The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

Mortal Choices Available on Amazon!

Lakehouse Publishing is proud to announce our first mystery book, Mortal Choices by D.E. Newcomb, is now available on Amazon as an e-book for only $2.99. The print version should be available in about two weeks.

Fire destroys without conscience.

It burns victims to ashes and evidence to dust.

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection? And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?

The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

Check out the book on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

Mortal Choices Coming August 1

We are proud to announce the imminent release of our first mytery book, Mortal Choices, by D.E. Newcomb. The book will be available on Amazon in e-book form on August 1 and as a paperback August 15.

The cover was designed by D.C. Charles at BookGraphics and we think it’s stunning!

Here’s the back-of-book summary:

 

Fire destroys without conscience

Throughout the suburbs of Tulsa, people are disappearing at an alarming rate. The kidnappings spur the creation of a multi-jurisdictional task force. Who is this predator who hunts the quiet residential streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random?

Fire cremates victims to ashes and evidence to dust.

Detective Terry Walkingstick dreams of joining the task force, but he’s too green for the assignment.

Journalist Amanda Miller returns to her hometown for a funeral with no idea she is driving into a major family crisis, much less a murderous crime spree.

Pressure is mounting as Amanda and Terry team up, determined to solve the puzzle. When the two sleuths close in on the truth, their investigation shoots them to the top of a serial killer’s to-do list.

About the Author

D.E. Newcomb is a journalist with more than a decade’s experience and college degrees in both journalism and English. She spent many years on the beat as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor before turning her attention to writing mystery fiction. Mortal Choices is her first published mystery and it is the first in the Mortal series. The second book, Mortal Deeds, is slated for publication in spring 2013.