Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Excerpt & Giveaway: FATALITY IN F by Alexia Gordon


FATALITY IN F
A Gethsemane Brown Mystery, Volume 4 
by
Alexia Gordon
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Date of Publication: February 26, 2019
Number of Pages: 234

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Fresh from solving her third mystery—and saving Dunmullach's firstborn males from a vengeful ghost—Gethsemane Brown's ready to relax and enjoy her summer. Her plans include nothing more dangerous than performing in the opening ceremony of the annual rose and garden show and cheering on Frankie Grennan, who's entered his hybrid rose into the competition.

But when a mysterious stalker starts leaving Frankie floral bouquets as coded messages, Gethsemane fears a copy-cat may be planning to recreate the still-unsolved murders of the infamous Flower Shop Killer. Then Frankie's main competitor in the rose show—and the reason his marriage failed—turns up dead in Frankie's rose garden. Frankie takes first prize in the category "prime suspect.”

So much for a relaxing summer. 

As bodies start dropping like rose petals, Gethsemane must judge the other suspects and find the real killer. Or rose bushes won't be the only things dead-headed in Dunmullach.

PRAISE FOR THE GETHSEMANE BROWN MYSTERY SERIES:

Book 1, Murder in G Major
Winner of the 2017 Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel
2016 Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel
Suspense magazine "Best of 2016" selection in Debut Novel category

Book 2, Death in D Minor
Runner-Up, 2017 Lone Star Bloggers' Choice Awards, Best Mystery

Book 3, Killing in C Sharp
Starred review, Publisher's Weekly, January 29, 2018

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From Fatality in F
Book 4 in the Gethsemane Brown Mystery Series
By Alexia Gordon

     “Someone who murdered a couple back in the sixties wouldn’t be stalking Frankie now. Would they?” Her first murder case had involved a twenty-five-year-old grudge.
     “Probably not. They’d be in their eighties or nineties if they were still alive.”
     “But a copycat—”
     “Don’t start.” Eamon held up a hand enrobed in a mauve aura. “I apologize for mentioning it. I didn’t mean to imply a crazed killer is stalking Frankie Grennan. It’s probably a young woman with a crush and a flare for drama. Frankie’s not a bad looking fella, even if he does dress like a bogtrotter.”
     “But what if it’s not an innocent crush? What if Frankie’s in real danger? Maybe it’s not a coincidence this secret admirer is using the same methods as the Flower Shop Killer.”
     “Maybe your imagination’s working overtime. All this murder, it’s getting to you…”



A writer since childhood, Alexia Gordon won her first writing prize in the 6th grade. She continued writing through college but put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. She established her medical career then returned to writing fiction. Raised in the southeast, schooled in the northeast, she relocated to the west where she completed Southern Methodist University’s Writer’s Path program. She admits Texas brisket is as good as Carolina pulled pork. She practices medicine in North Chicago, IL. She enjoys the symphony, art collecting, embroidery, and ghost stories.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar February 25-March 3, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 25-March 3, 2019: 

Special Events:
4th Annual World Languages and Literatures International Film Festival, Dallas, January 29-February 26

Festival of International Books & Arts (FESTIBA), Edinburg, February 25-March 3

10th biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Austin, February 26-27

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 28-March 2

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis with WITS Youth Poets, Houston, February 28-March 2

Gemini Ink presents UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TERRANCE HAYES, San Antonio, February 28–March 1

Ongoing Exhibits:

Our People: The Life and Works of Author Angela Shelf Medearis, Austin, February 2-June 22

Worlds of W O N D E R: David Ezra Stein, Abilene, February 14-May 18

Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, Austin, February 17-May 26

Monday, February 25:
Tuesday, February 26:

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, poet Clarence Wolfshohl, reading from and signing Chupacabra, 5PM

Wednesday, February 27:
Austin
BookPeople, KATHRYN ORMSBEE speaking & signing The Great Unknowable End, 7PM

Terrazas Branch Library, Aural Literature February Reading with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

Dallas
Collectors Covey, Becky Crouch Patterson will give a talk and sign her new book, Luckenbach Texas - The Center of The Universe, 5:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Mary Adkins reading and signing When You Read This, 7PM

SMU - Fondren Library, Friends of the SMU Libraries hosts Thomas Mallon reading and signing LANDFALL, 5:30PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Roma Calatayud-Stocks signing A Symphony of Rivals, 5PM

Houston
Austin
Austin Central Library, CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI speaking & signing The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, 7PM [ticketed event]

BookPeople, THOMAS MALLON speaking & signing Landfall, 7PM [ticketed event]

Frank Irwin Center, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, 8PM [ticketed event]

Harry Ransom Center, Collated & Perfect: panel discussing the changing standards that collectors—and institutions—have used to describe and evaluate early printed books, 4:30PM

Malvern Books, ACC’s Creative Writing Department introduces the Balcones Prize winners: Alessandra Lynch will read from her poetry collection, Daylily Called it a Dangerous Moment, and Brian Van Reet will read from his novel, Spoils, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Storytelling: Testify presents "Matched," 7:30PM

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

Canyon
Burrowing Owl Books, Poetry Circle with the High Plains Poetry Project, 7PM

Dallas

The Wild Detectives, The hit podcast, Dr. Death, tells a true Dallas story reported and hosted by Laura Beil, who will be in conversation with NY Times best-selling author, Michael J. Mooney, 7:30PM

Denton
UNT, reading and Q&A with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, 6:30PM

Dripping Springs
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, David K. Langford discussing and signing Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 6:30PM

Edinburg
UTRGV, poet Juan Morales will be reading from his latest book, The Handyman's Guide to the End of Times, 12:15

El Paso
B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM

Houston

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Michael Nye discussing and signing My Heart is Not Blind, 5:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State - The Wittliff Collections, Joe Nick Patoski discussing and signing Austin to ATX, 4PM

Friday, March 1:
Austin
BookPeople, CHARLOTTE SULLIVAN WILD speaking & signing The Amazing Idea of You, 2PM

BookPeople, JAMES HALEY speaking & signing The Handy Texas Answer Book, 5PM

Emma S. Barrientos MACC, discussion and reception for Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, featuring a panel discussion with co-editors and contributors Maylei Blackwell, María Eugenia Cotera, Martha P. Cotera, Dionne Espinoza, and Brenda Sendejo, 5PM

Harry Ransom Center, Open House, 11AM

Malvern Books, an evening with author Allison Cobb and poet mónica teresa ortiz, 7PM

Museum of Human Achievement, Wires: A Choose Your Own Audio Adventure, 7PM

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

Dallas

BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Campus, Space City Slam Preliminary #4: Compete for your chance to join the internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, 10AM

B&N - River Oaks, Erin Nelsen Parekh launches The Wild Waves Whist, 2PM

B&N - Vanderbilt, Failure is Not an Option booking signing with Zeljko Pavlovic, 3PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Peter Reynolds will discuss and sign his new picture book SAY SOMETHING, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, A Special Story Time with Varsha Bajaj, 10:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Laura-Eve Engel reading from and signing THINGS THAT GO, 7PM

Carnegie Branch Library, Public Poetry Reading Series presents Sean Johnson, Marie Brown, D.F. Brown, and Jose Ramon Ruisanchez, 2PM

Half Price Books - North Oaks, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Toyota Center, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, 8PM
San AntonioThe Twig Book Shop, Karen Oakes signing Drewsilla the Shelter Puppy, 12PM
The Twig Book Shop, Lonn Taylor signing Turning the Pages of Texas, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Steven Schneider discussing and signing Borderlands, 1PM

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tour debut: VORTEX by Kimberly Packard


VORTEX
by
KIMBERLY PACKARD
Genre: Women's Fiction / Psychological
Publisher: Abalos Publishing
Publication Date: January 31, 2019
Number of Pages: 308 pages

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Constant spinning, round and round and round, temperatures rise and fall from stifling heat to chilling cold, emotions run high in anticipation of what will happen next… there’s a fine line between surviving a tornado and falling in love.

A close encounter with a tornado, during the final months of her doctoral studies, jogs a lost memory to the surface. Desperate to relive the vision and find answers, storm chaser Elaina Adams continually puts her safety at risk by placing herself in the path of dangerous storms.

When betrayal strikes, Elaina is forced to pair up with Robert Tucker. “Tuck” owns a storm chasing tour group and only cares about two things: chasing tornadoes and making his next buck.

Seth Maddux was climbing his way to the top as the star meteorologist for the Forecast channel, but an embarrassing outburst on camera sent his career on a downward spiral. Hoping to reignite his career with a promising field assignment, he meets Elaina and a different kind of flame sparks.

Family secrets surface and passions explode in this twister of a tale.

Vortex is a story of family, love, identity and determination set against the thrilling backdrop of Tornado Alley. 



PRAISE FOR VORTEX:
"Set in the heart of America’s Tornado Alley, Kimberly Packard’s latest psychological fiction swirls with discovery and betrayal. VORTEX may make you question who among those closest to you are really your friends." -- Addison Brae, author of Becker Circle

"Vortex is a fast-paced story with a strong woman at its center. Readers will be in for a wild ride full of secrets, the labyrinth of memory, and the spark of romance. Definitely one to add to your reading list." -- Christine Brodersen, author of Lip Gloss, Shame and Murdered Tomatoes

"Kimberly Packard is an accomplished author who writes strong women characters. She blew me away with her Phoenix series (three books you don’t want to miss) and now in Vortex, we meet Elaina Adams, who, like all of us, struggles with her past, her career, and her family secrets. Action, and emotion-packed, this page-turner is a different kind of love story." -- 
Vanessa Foster, author of More than Everything 




Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of edgy women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found running, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in Texas with her husband Colby, a clever cat named Oliver and a yellow lab named Charlie.

Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors. She is also the author of a Christmas novella, The Crazy Yates, and the sequels to Phoenix, Pardon Falls and Prospera Pass


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