Boy! Am I excited! It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for. For the first time I’m sharing the cover of my new novel, The Neon Houses. It’s the first in a series that I’ve subtitled A Kennedy Circle Mystery. The series features my heroine, Joy Noel Kennedy, and a cast of characters that I hope you’ll come to like. This dystopian tale is available for pre-order right now on Amazon, and will be ready for download on December 9. Take a moment to study the cover. Then, examine the blurb! Let me know what you think—good or bad.


Now for the description

While preparing for her annual end-of-summer barbecue, Noel Kennedy hears screams inside her head, but the screams aren’t hers. Noel recognizes the frantic pleas as those of the young woman she mentors—Zarah Fisher.

Noel knows the exact moment that Zarah is murdered because she has a secret! A secret that has prevented Noel from being honest with anyone outside the immediate circle of others like her. Not even her husband Richard, better known as Dickie, knows what she really is.

Noel has perfected a life as a solid, middle-class New Chicago citizen. As the Deputy Chief of Schools in the home ruled province of Gang Territory, Noel has made it her mission to provide a better life for her students and their families. Now she must decide whether to step outside her comfort zone and fight to garner the attention of New Chicago law enforcement for this devalued individual.

New Chicago, Incorporated and Gang Territory have become two vastly different societies since the Urban Wars and the year 2087 finds New Chicago’s police department a military trained force determined to keep “gang people” out. Noel’s husband’s boss, the mayor of New Chicago, and her friend Harlem Pierce, a New Chicago police detective aren’t interested in this case and they urge Noel to let it go.

Just when she decides to relax and let the GT police handle Zarah Fisher’s murder, Earl Gibbs, a family friend and newly announced mayoral candidate is killed in the same manner as Zarah. This new murder involves Noel’s young cousin Charlize and her friend Shaquille. It links Noel to  Charlize in a startling, freakish way.

Who can Noel draw on? Must she turn to Warren Simpson—the menacing, treacherous boss of Gang Territory? They’ve managed to coexist in GT by pretending that the other doesn’t exist. Can she reach out to him—or—could he be the killer?

The Neon Houses—available for Kindle December 9th. Pre-order your copy now by going to

Also*** Don’t forget to visit Rave Reviews Book Club’s Holiday Train Book Trailer Block Party!  MY TRAILER REVEAL IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28th!





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How to Market Your Books and Attract New Readers With a Blog…

I appreciated this enough to make it a permanent part of my little blog.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Excerpt from an article by Author Kate Tilton, on her site:

Today I have a great infographic to share with you! But first, check out this intro from Matt Banner.Matt Banner logo

As writers, all we want to do is practice our craft in peace, but there’s more to being an author than simply pumping out new books left and right. We need to engage with our readers and produce content for them to read between major releases. A blog is the perfect place to do just that.

Today I’ll show you how to start a website you can use for your promotion and for engaging your readers. Then we’ll take a look at an infographic designed to give you new and exciting information and tools to help elevate your writing to new heights!

To continue reading and see the infographic, click on the link, or Kate’s photo below:

Market Your Books…

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Reading, Writing, and Responsibility!

Informative article, REALLY great gifs, and outstanding description of RRBC!

The Indie Spot!


Do writers have responsibilities? If so, what are they? Do these differ from the responsibilities of, say, sculptors, painters, or photographers? And is there a different set of rules for those who write poetry versus those who write fiction?

Though I write in various forums, I’ll speak on fiction for this article. As an author, I do indeed have responsibilities. My first—and most important—responsibility is to know how to construct a sentence. This includes knowing proper punctuation, what and when to capitalize, and correct spelling. If the story in question begins with massive amounts of misplaced commas, run-on sentences, and poor spelling, I’m not likely to find an audience for my work.

Equally important is the need to tell a compelling tale. Nobody wants to read entire chapters with the main character searching for his car keys, getting coffee at Starbucks, or filling his tank with premium gasoline because that

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Book Launch: Multi-Author Anthology – “Wandering Spirits II”

Awesome new anthology by Talented writers!

Kim's Author Support Blog

Wandering Spirits II

Mark your calendars for the NEW RELEASE of Wandering Spirits II by authors Kim Cox, Elizabeth Delisi, Chris Grover, Sheryl Hames Torres, and Maureen McMahon. The official release date is October 1, 2016, and can be obtained in both eBook and paperback.

Wandering Spirits II is available for pre-order NOW at the following locations:

Kindle CoverGET OUT OR DIE by Kim Cox
When Lana Malloy helps a young widow communicate with her late husband, she learns of a frightening new ability — an ability that could give the spirit the upper hand. Knowing this next case will be more difficult than anything she’s ever faced, Lana struggles for control when she encounters an angry ghost who doesn’t want to leave and who doesn’t want the occupants of the house to stay. Does she have other abilities she can rely on to save her?


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5 Things Every #Author Should Know, #RRBC Book & Blog #BlockParty!

Helpful Tips from 4WillsPublishing @RaveReviewsBookClub 2016 Book and Blog Block Party

4WillsPublishing Author Services

Blog Party 1

Location:  WORLDWIDE

#of Giveaways:  3

(1) 3-Day Weekend Blog Tour

(1) 24-Hr Twitter Support for winner’s book or blog

(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card


Hi, and welcome to 4WillsPublishing Author Services where our strong wills keep you moving forward!  We offer top-notch service with our book trailers, blog tours, book covers and more!  So, do take a look around and if you want the best, then you want to become a 4WillsPub client!

I know that you have been visiting some really awesome blogs along this block party tour, with really interesting blog posts.  Some were short and sweet, others were lengthy and filled with details.  Mine, well, it will fall somewhere in the middle.

I thought I’d feed you a little Author Stew…a little of this, and a little of that, but all in the helpful tips department.  So, here goes…I’m going to ask you 5…

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