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Friday, January 29, 2016

Murder & Obsession AND IWSG Anthology Cover Reveals!



Today's Winning Query Letter is from Medeia Sharif. Check it out: Winning Query Letter / 52 Likes by Medeia Sharif 

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COVER REVEAL
 MURDER & OBSESSION

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.

To be Released March 2016


As wedding bells echo like the ring of toasting champagne glasses in the ice carved mountains of Anchorage Alaska, detective Steven Quaid rehabs his grandfather’s cabin into a honeymoon cottage for his new bride.

When he returns from a hunting trip, Steven’s faced with five police officers, who “Want to talk.” Plagued by two unsolved murders, the Department is searching for answers.

The conversation comes to a deafening halt as the team finds a bloody crime scene in the bridal suite. "Where's her body?" is a question Steven cannot fathom. 

Steven’s jaw clenches and his heart races. Images of Sarah streak through his mind.

The silence breaks as an explosion of accusations vibrate through every fiber of his being.

Steven bolts…

Although running is never the smart thing to do, Steven’s not thinking clearly and his escape into the wilderness of the Brooks Range proves almost fatal.


This Steven Quaid mystery is both personal and heartbreaking.

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   Yolanda Renee
At one time Alaska called to me and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries, and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.


Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two wonderful sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!


You can find Yolanda at:


New Covers:

After a gritty detective becomes involved with a beautiful widow suspected of murder, rumor and obsession obstruct his quest for justice.


World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective. 


*****


Parallels: Felix Was Here
An Insecure Writer's Support Group Anthology
Science Fiction/Alternate History
Enter the realm of parallel universes!

COMING SPRING 2016!

What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!



QUESTION: Do you like murder stories? What do you think of Yolanda's new covers? And the IWSG Anthology cover?


52 comments:

  1. Hi Chrys. I love the sound/look of Yolanda's new book in the series. The first two were awesome, and so will this one be! I'm promo-ing it on my blog too. And I can't wait to get my copy of the IWSG anthology!

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    1. I see you have Yolanda on your blog today too. Yay!!! :D

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  2. All great covers indeed as I see them at a few feeds.

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  3. They stand out so beautifully against the black of your screen. :)
    Thank you, Chrys. This is wonderful and doubly so as my story is in the anthology. I am truly blessed with good news and good friends!

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    1. You're so welcome! I am always happy to help a friend. :D

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  4. Congrats, Yolanda. That cover looks great!

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  5. Hi Yolanda and Chrys, the covers pack a punch! I like the simplicity of them. The stories sound wonderful. I will be adding the first one to my TBR shelf on Goodreads. I love a good murder mystery so I'm sure these will be excellent. Congrats on the anthology!

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    1. The simplicity but the contrast of the blood on the white snow is perfect.

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  6. Yay for Yolanda and the IWSG! Great covers. And I do like murder stories. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Great post, just to let you know my laptop broke down, had to get a new one and get it set up hence my being a new follower.
    Have a good week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  8. Fabulous covers and I love murder and mayhem. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  9. I love murder stories and Yolanda's are wonderful. So happy for her today!
    And the cover of the IWSG anthology is fantastic.

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    1. Her stories always have the bests twists and endings.

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  10. I adore Yolanda's covers. The anthology cover looks cool. Interesting color scheme. :-)

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  11. Cool looking cover! Sounds interesting with the plot. Some murder stories are interesting to read, I always though want to go to the end of the book to see who did it.

    Betty

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    1. I always have to restrain myself from skipping ahead to peek. ;)

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  12. Congrats to Yolanda! I'm not a big murder mystery reader . . . but I do watch shows that involve them. Don't ask me how that makes sense. However, since I know Yolanda's an awesome writer, I'll be checking out her book. :)

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    1. Yay! I'm sure she'd be thrilled by that, Tyrean!

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  13. Murder stories are okay if they are mysteries that we get to "discover" who-done-it. I like the idea of the stories of alternative and Utopian worlds--during my undergraduate years, I spent a lot of time with utopian philosophy

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    1. Utopian philosophy? That sounds fascinating.

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  14. The cover is great and I love the sneak peek into the story. Go, Yolanda, go - sounds like a hit!

    Thanks, Chrys!

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    1. You're welcome, Cherdo! It's been a while since I've seen you. I hope I hadn't accidentally missed your blog posts.

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  15. Interesting use of a repeating theme for the covers, as a sort of trademark, I think it works well. Readers will know they're in for another great read! Write on, Yolanda:-) Thanks for the share, Chrys:-)

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  16. I've been seeing Yolanda's cover around and love it. I can't wait for the anthology.

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  17. I have been seeing Yolanda's cover around everywhere. Congrats to her!

    The anthology sounds awesome! :)
    ~Jess

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  18. I love Alaska. We live down the road in central BC. Right now we're in Bucerias. Once upon a time we took a look at Tok and took off.

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    1. I've never been to Alaska and probably won't ever get to, but that's okay...too cold for me. :p

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  19. That's an impressive cover and an intriguing story. Congrats, Yolanda.

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  20. I've seen Yolanda's covers at several places. They are fascinating. Congratulations, Yolanda. Murder stories aren't my favorite. Maybe if they're not too gruesome.

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  21. Congrats to Yolanda on some great covers. And that cover for the anthology is pretty great too.

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  22. So excited for Yolanda. I've featured her book cover on my blog today and in April she'll be guest posting. That'll be awesome.

    Woot for the IWSG anthology. The cover is amazing!

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    1. Yay, Yolanda!!!

      The anthology is going to be awesome!

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