Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, a humorous #mystery set in Arizona, is one of Barnes & Noble's Handpicked Favorites You'll Love! #BookRecommendations #bookreviews #CozyMystery

Reviews are coming in for Something Shady at Sunshine Haven - one of Barnes & Noble's Handpicked Favorites You'll Love!

“Kris Bock is my new favorite cozy mystery writer. I loved this book so much! I so related to Kate and her struggles to get back to her regular life. Can't wait for the next book in this series!” – Geri Krotow on BookBub

In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. 

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: The Accidental Detective Book 1

War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, Kate returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she's starting to feel her age (49), even though she's living like a teenager again: staying with her father, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still think of her as Kitty.

Seeing her mother in an Alzheimer's unit is the hardest part – until an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at that nursing home. Is a self-appointed "Angel of Mercy" killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won't fit.

If Kate can't uncover the truth, her mother could be next on the killer's list.

“I couldn't put it down. I loved her smart world traveler, foreign war correspondent heroine. I loved reading a story where the heroine is so fascinating, as fascinating to me as the mystery. This promises to be an exciting series and I can't wait for the next!" – Jane Porter on BookBub 

$4.99 ebook; also available in paperback.

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Tule Publishing
Amazon Kindle
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Apple Books
Kobo
Google Play
Amazon Kindle UK
GoodReads
BookBub

“Buckle up, because this book is a wild ride. An amazing start to a new mystery series.” -  BookBub reader review

Book 2: Something Deadly on Desert Drive is available for preorder! 

Tule     Amazon Kindle     Amazon Kindle UK     Apple Books     Kobo 

After an injury disrupts her journalism career, Kate Tessler has to start over at 50, figuring out how to get work, make friends, and live in the heart of her loving but interfering family. Now she and her quirky gang of sidekicks have new problems to solve.

Kate's father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now claims he has dementia and won't let anyone see him. They think his wife and her lazy adult children are keeping him isolated so they can steal his money. They're determined to save Larry, and they need Kate’s help to prove what’s happening.

Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. To save him and Larry, she must reveal the real murderer – but her investigation could put all their lives at risk.

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels

She writes for children as Chris Eboch, with over 100 books published.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Explore #ChildrensBooks - with some #YALit and #MGLit titles *free* for interested reviewers! Plus lots of #PictureBooks for sale. Check out #Paranormal #ScienceFiction #Historicalfiction #Fantasy and more!

Spring into Reading Kid's Books: Explore lots of picture books and some early readers and middle grade novels. You'll find many animals, from nonfiction about primates to sweet cats and dogs to anthropomorphic foxes and bears to dragons and unicorns. Check out my novels for ages nine and up (written as Chris Eboch): The Genie’s Gift (a fantasy drawing on The Arabian Nights mythology) and The Eyes of Pharaoh (mystery in ancient Egypt) and introduce young people to historical worlds – or enjoy them yourself!

Middle Grade & Young Adult Books for Review: Check out books for young people (or adults who like kid lit) with both realistic and fantasy/sci-fi middle grade and young adult fiction. Each book is FREE in hopes you'll provide an honest review - including Totally Rad Wormhole: A radical time traveling comedy by my brother Douglas Eboch!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Books for #ScienceFiction fans, lovers of #YALit and 1980s nostalgia, and more with #RomanticComedy #Fantasy and more - enter a #giveaway and find books free for review #Scifi

Middle grade & Young adult books for review: Check out books for young people (or adults who like kid lit) with both realistic and fantasy/sci-fi middle grade and young adult fiction. Each book is FREE in hopes you'll provide an honest review. 

Sci-Finatics!If you're a science fiction fan, check here for aliens, futuristic stories, and a comic time travel adventure. 👽

Totally Awesome '80s:  Travel back in time to the 1980s! Find romance and suspense set in the 80s plus a time travel romantic comedy where two teens from the 80s slip through a wormhole to today.

All Genres Book Fair: Explore a wide range of books and enter the weekly giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card plus some great free books! 


Counterfeits is “the kind of romantic suspense novel I have enjoyed since I first read Mary Stewart’s Moonspinners.” Only 99 cents/pence until April 25! #RomanticSuspense #mystery #romance #suspense

Counterfeits is on sale for only 99 cents/pence until April 25!

Counterfeits is “the kind of romantic suspense novel I have enjoyed since I first read Mary Stewart’s Moonspinners.” 5 Stars – Roberta at Sensuous Reviews blog

Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

“Kris Bock is a mystery mastermind”! Review of Counterfeits from Readers Favorite

Get it on Amazon, free in Kindle Unlimited. visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page.

There was mystery, friendships, love, betrayal, and even some heartache. I liked the story a lot and how everything came together. I felt as if I were actually there and experiencing all that the characters were. I would definitely recommend​ this book to anyone looking for a good read!” - reader review


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Do you KU? Browse #Romance in many sub-genres from new-to-you authors in #KindleUnlimited including #ContemporaryRomance #HistoricalRomance #RomanticSuspense #Fantasy #Paranormal and #ScienceFiction

Sweet Romance on Kindle Unlimited: Do you KU? Browse for books from new-to-you authors and find sweet romance enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. Find a huge selection of contemporary romance plus historical romance, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, paranormal and mystery.

Empowered Leading Women: 😘Explore dozens of romance novels with empowered women! All these books are in Kindle Unlimited and also for sale on Amazon.

Wholesome and Clean Romance Reads: Sweet, Clean, Wholesome romance stories that make your emotions soar! Find Kindle Unlimited titles (also for sale) in contemporary and historical romance, set on ranches or coves, in the mountains and at cat cafés, featuring cowboys and firefighters, soldiers and billionaires, and all your favorite heroes.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

#99c sale on a great comfort read! 2 Furrever Friends #SweetRomance titles are only #99cents - Get these #ContemporaryRomance novels for your #Kindle now #romance lovers!

“Perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all.” Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Can two lonely people get a second chance at finding love?

Zach may be a best-selling novelist, but it's been a long time since he's felt truly alive. In the last six months, he moved to the country, his wife left him, and he was diagnosed with cancer. Now he lives in a haze of treatments, writer's block, and simply trying to survive each week. But when a pretty woman comes into his favorite café and throws herself down on a padded bench with a groan of despair, he feels something he thought he'd lost long ago: curiosity.

As a veterinarian, Jenna knows both joy and heartbreak. The former she can share with her clients. The latter she keeps to herself. She learned one lesson from her ex-husband: Men don't want to deal with your emotions.​ It's odd to have a stranger ask about her problems. It's even more of a shock when he offers to solve one of them by fostering the sick kitten abandoned by its owners.

​Zach and Jenna bond over kitten care and build a close friendship. Could they have more? Zach is finally starting to hope for a future, ideally one that includes Jenna, but he can't move forward until he's dealt with his past. Meanwhile, Jenna is afraid to risk her heart on someone who might not survive the next few months.

“This is one of the most heartfelt series that you will ever read!! This is a book you never want to end. Characters both human and felines are simply incredible. The café will draw you and you never want to leave.” – reader Brenda

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at the Furrever Friends Cat Café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat.​ Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

If you enjoy friends to lovers tropes, or seasoned romance/mature romance, check out Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café. You'll also find rescue cats with plenty of personality and their own ideas about love. 

“Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café is an intelligent, delightful read. The writing is excellent and the sweet story will steal your heart as it draws you in. The plot runs smoothly, the writing is smart, the characters are ones you'd want to be friends with, and Bock is a first- rate writer. If you are a cat lover or not, this book is for anyone who loves a good story.” – reader review

“A fun and easy read, perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all.” – reader Jennifer B.

“Characters both human and felines are simply incredible. The cafe will draw you and you never want to leave.” – reader Ms. Tizzy

Thursday, April 14, 2022

#BookClub Alert! Get book club discussion questions for Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, a humorous amateur detective #mystery by Kris Bock

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven
by Kris Bock is a humorous amateur detective mystery: War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Got a book club? You can get book club discussion questions for Something Shady at Sunshine Haven! Find them on my website's "Accidental Detective" tab. The button to download the discussion questions is under the book cover. 

  •  “I just LOVE your protagonist and the cast of characters that you built.” – Sinclair Jayne, author
  •  “A really fun read and the perfect set up for a great series.” – Lisa Honeycutt, author/illustrator
  • “Buckle up, because this book is a wild ride. An amazing start to a new mystery series.” - BookBub reader review

Find the book:

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven, an Accidental Detective #mystery, is one of B&N's latest list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love for April and May! #BookBuzz #BookRecommendation

“Buckle up, because this book is a wild ride. An amazing start to a new mystery series.” -  BookBub reader review

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven is included in Barnes & Noble's latest list of Handpicked Favorites You'll Love for April and May!

In the humorous Accidental Detective series, a witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty. 

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: The Accidental Detective Book 1

War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, Kate returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she's starting to feel her age (49), even though she's living like a teenager again: staying with her father, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still think of her as Kitty.

Seeing her mother in an Alzheimer's unit is the hardest part – until an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at that nursing home. Is a self-appointed "Angel of Mercy" killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won't fit.

If Kate can't uncover the truth, her mother could be next on the killer's list.

$4.99 ebook; also available in paperback.

Find the book:

Tule Publishing
Amazon Kindle
B&N Nook
Apple Books
Kobo
Google Play
Amazon Kindle UK
GoodReads
BookBub

“I just LOVE your protagonist and the cast of characters that you built.” – Sinclair Jayne, author

“A really fun read and the perfect set up for a great series.” – Lisa Honeycutt, author/illustrator

“So much fun! Her wry notes always make me laugh. The mystery seems so impossible to solve. You have so many details and such a limited ability for the heroine to get answers, which makes the story even more engaging. I love her dry sense of humor.” – Emma J. Wallace, author

“Book one was a good read, and I’m looking forward to a series with Kate Tessler.” – Teresa Fannin, writer

Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for my newsletter. This collection includes a ten-page mystery short story set in the world of “The Accidental Detective” series, information about the series, and the first chapter of book 1. After that are three fun, short stories originally written for children. You’ll also get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café, and “22 recipes from the cat café.”

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Free book #giveaway! Get Sweet Romance or Funny Stories in different genres. #comedy #ContemporaryRomance #CleanRomance #SweetRomance

Sweet Romance Giveaway😍 Find new authors with free prequels, novellas, and short stories. These sweet romance offerings are yours with newsletter signups (unsubscribe any time).

Everyone Needs a Laugh: An All-Genre Giveaway for Funny StoriesThis giveaway is for any works in any genre which have a strong focus on humor. Get your laughs here! Each is free with newsletter signups (unsubscribe any time).

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Happy book birthday to Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: The Accidental Detective #mystery book 1! This humorous #mysterynovel promises #goodreads per #bookreview

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: The Accidental Detective book 1 is out today!

War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

Injured in a bombing, Kate returns to her hometown in Arizona to recover. For the first time in her life, she's starting to feel her age (49), even though she's living like a teenager again: staying with her father, trying to understand why her sister resents her so much, and running into people who still think of her as Kitty.

Seeing her mother in an Alzheimer's unit is the hardest part – until an old friend asks her to investigate suspicious deaths at that nursing home. Is a self-appointed "Angel of Mercy" killing patients to end their suffering? Are family members hastening their inheritance? Is an employee extorting money and removing the witnesses? Kate uses her journalism skills to track clues, but the puzzle pieces simply won't fit.

If Kate can't uncover the truth, her mother could be next on the killer's list.

Something Shady at Sunshine Haven by Kris Bock is a humorous amateur detective mystery.

“I just LOVE your protagonist and the cast of characters that you built.” – Sinclair Jayne, author 

$4.99 ebook
also in print

“A really fun read and the perfect set up for a great series.” – Lisa Honeycutt, author/illustrator

“So much fun! Her wry notes always make me laugh. The mystery seems so impossible to solve. You have so many details and such a limited ability for the heroine to get answers, which makes the story even more engaging. I love her dry sense of humor.” – Emma J. Wallace, author

Find the book:
Tule Publishing     
Amazon Kindle     Amazon Kindle UK
B&N Nook            Apple Books
Kobo                     Google Play
GoodReads           BookBub

“Book one was a good read, and I’m looking forward to a series with Kate Tessler.” – Teresa Fannin, writer 


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Find great #SpringReads - #Fantasy #ScienceFiction #Mystery #Comedy #Suspense #Thriller #Adventure #RomanticSuspense #Scifi

April Thrills: It's been a long two years, so it's time for adventure! Find mysteries, suspense, romantic suspense, adventure stories and thrillers here.

Fantasy and Sci Fi: From classic fantasy to genre-pushing science fiction, these titles will take you away. Whether you like fantasy with dragons or elves, science fiction set in distant galaxies, or a time travel comedy adventure, find something new to read.

Looking for Sheroes: An All-Genre Giveaway for Stories with Strong, Positive Heroines: From historical and contemporary romance to mysteries and thrillers to paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi, this group has it all - each free with newsletter sign-up