Press One for Yes

Press One for YesFirst, I want to thank everyone who purchased the Cozy Mystery Story Bundle. I’m reading my way through the list and just finished my first book by Ed Gorman. I really enjoyed it. The bundle sale is over now but I’d recommend Ed’s book, New Improved MurderYou can find it at

I’d like to show my appreciation for the support everyone gave to the Story Bundle so, for five days starting February 21, 2015, is providing free ebook copies of my novella Press One for Yes.

Thank you.

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Cozy Mystery Storybundle

Cozy Mystery Bundle

For three weeks only, get a bundle of ebooks for one low price.

Patricia Lee Macomber curated a great bundle of cozy mysteries. For $5 you can have your very own copies of:

Click the links for these books on the list above and see that buying these ebooks would normally cost you over $20 but for three weeks, you can buy these 8 ebooks for less than a buck each. Just buy them as a group in the Cozy Mystery Storybundle. You can add more ebooks and make your bundle even bigger by adding these additional titles.

Visit for details and oh yeah to buy the bundle.

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What do these Cozy Mysteries have in common?

Cozy Mysteries

All of these cozy mysteries have something in common. Come back Wednesday and find out what it is.

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Spiagge, Pupe e Pallottole #2 in Italian mysteries

Spiagge, Pupe e Pallottole is now ranked second in Italian mysteries.

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Spiagge, Pupe E Pallottole

For a holiday celebration, we gave away Kindle copies of Spiagge, Pupe E Pallottole, the Italian edition of Life’s a Beach Then You Die. I’m very pleased to see the book rose to the position of number one in the free Humor category at

I credit Valeria Poropat (translator) and Marta Pizzini (editor) for this success. Thank you.


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9th Annual Harmonica Championships Festival

October 19, 2014 is the Ninth Annual Harmonica Championships Festival. It’s a great show. Cheer for Mike Galloway, tell him that Falafel sent you and watch the confused look on his face.


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New Smyrna Beach Bluegrass Festival

N SB Bluegrass Festival
Always something to do in New Smyrna Beach. Now, it’s time for the Bluegrass Festival. It’s also the time Floridians vote on the medical marijuana issue which could lead to a whole different kind of grass festival. Click the image to see the full music schedule.

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New Smyrna Beach Sand Art Festival

New Smyrna Beach Sand Art Festival New Smyrna Beach Sand Art FestivalNew Smyrna Beach Sand Art Festival

Event Happens: Jun 14, 2014 (09:00 AM – 03:00 PM)
Sand and water: These are the key elements in sand art, and something in no short supply here in New Smyrna Beach!

With sand so fine, it squeaks when you walk on it and beautiful clear water, it is the ideal combination for a fun, creative day of sandy shenanigans!

Amateur teams will consist of families, friends, co-workers and community groups. All competitors will create their own sand sculptures in 10′ x 10′ plots of cordoned beach. Prizes will be awarded for individual, child and team categories, judged by both professionals and local celebrity judges. Sand art professionals will also create magnificent sculptures, showing off one of our area’s most valued natural resources.

This is a FREE event, however spaces are limited, walk-up registration is also available the day of the event until spaces are filled.

Event will take place on the beach just south of Flagler Avenue beach approach.

Visitor Center · 2238 State Road 44 · New Smyrna Beach · FL · 32168 · 800.541.9621 · 386.428.1600 

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West New York Shore Radio

FlaglerAveI live in Florida on a barrier island. It’s a half mile wide. No matter where you go, you’re no more than 1/4 mile from the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway.  So why is my favorite beach radio station in Western New York State?

It’s simple. The folks at West New York Shore Radio get it. Of course they do. Who would appreciate the splendors of sun and surf more than poor souls stuck in winter weather like western New Yorkers suffer each year?

How do I hear them in Florida? Is it a Gulf Stream phenomenon? No. it’s Internet radio… and it’s free. Is it authentic? You betcha. When I first moved to New Smyrna Beach, one of the first performers I heard live at Toni & Joe’s, a local beachfront bar was Rick Steffen. During my first visit to West New York Shore Radio they played Rick Steffen.

Another nice thing about West New York Shore Radio is their excellent taste in beach reading materials. They reviewed both Life’s a Beach Then You Die and Payback’s a Beach. You can hear the first review about 15:25 into Episode 14 and the second review at about 19:58 in Episode 16.

Is there any quid pro quo here? Nope, just honest appreciation for somebody else’s work. I hope you check them out.

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Payback’s a Beach but it might be FREE

Until August 11, 2014, if you have a Kindle and an Amazon Prime account, you can borrow a copy of  Payback’s a Beach for FREEPayback's A Beach from the Kindle Lending Library. If you haven’t already read the first book in the series, don’t despair, the ebook of Life’s a Beach Then You Die is still FREE (even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime account.)

If you’re not familiar with the Kindle Lending Library, you can learn about the Kindle Lending Library from Amazon Help and Customer Service.

If you don’t have a Prime Account yet, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial.AssocAds_Prime_300x250_v2._V384055842_


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