Monday, March 21, 2016

A TO Z - MURDER & OBSESSION




IS MY a TO z THEME!

I'm taking places, characters, scenes, and other interesting items about my book and I give a brief explanation with a very short snippet from the book. 
Enjoy!




        Light and love seem a fleeting moment in the frozen north of Alaska. Despite his personal experiences with evil, Detective Steven Quaid is determined to hold on to that light amidst the darkness. Accused of murdering his fiancée, Detective Quaid flees incarceration to track down the culprit. He might survive the wilderness, and a savage bear attack, but another man's insidious obsession could finally prove more powerful than this dedicated detective.




80 comments:

  1. Brilliant way to introduce your book. I will be visiting. Happy A-Zing, Yolanda!

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    1. Thanks Nila, it just made sense - Alaska and the latest book - my favorite subjects! :)

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    2. Just saw your parallels theme! Whoop! I want my name in that hat!! :)

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  2. That's a very smart theme for next month.

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    1. Thanks Diane, it'll be fun. We're doing the same for Parallels!

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  3. Love it! Looking forward to reading more :) Best regards, http://thetrucktraveller.com/trucking-atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks Zeljka, I love your idea too! Trucking - so exciting!

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  4. Murder, romance, mysteries... well, that's my kind of theme! Looking forward to an exciting April with you, Yolanda :)

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  5. Murder and Obsession - I'll definitely be popping back in April to dip into your posts :)

    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. Thanks Sophie, I'll be visiting you too!

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  6. WOW, your book sounds intersting and intence.
    I'll see you around in April :-)

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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    1. Thanks Sarah, love your name. My MC is named Sarah!

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  7. I did something similar last year - good plan.

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    1. Thanks Alex, it was fun putting it all together too.

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  8. Murder and Obsession - pretty intense and a complete contrast to my theme of a short story romance in 26 mini bites! See you again.

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    1. Hi Rosa, the obsession is all about romance, well, of the sick kind! But there is romance in the story, honest.

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  9. Looking forward to your posts! Good Luck!

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    1. Thanks Nibhz, love your theme, a new story everyday!

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  10. A great way to introduce and promo your book indeed.

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    1. Hi Pat, they say the book blog tour is dead. Gosh, what can a person do? I'd write across the sky but who would look up, they all have their faces in their phone! :)

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  11. Good luck with the challenge and I hope the new book launch is going well. Sounds like a great book.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thanks Tasha, it's going, numbers haven't hit the top 100 Yet! :)

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  12. I will be watching to see how this works! Best of luck with it!

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    1. Thanks Hart! I've seen a few posts with the same idea.

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  13. I'm looking forward to your posts:)

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    1. Thanks Sandra, they were fun to write. I hope the blogging world enjoys them.

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  14. Good luck with using the challenge to go with your book launch.
    Mary Montague Sikes
    Notes Along the Way

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    1. Thanks, Mary, it only made sense at the time.

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  15. This is a great idea, Yolanda!
    My theme is Books & Book Reviews.
    Since I'm showcasing more than one author per post, I can highlight the cover as part of my M-post!
    I'll shoot you an e-mail!

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  16. Insight into your book and characters would be fun. :)

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    1. I hope so Chrys, they were fun to write.

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  17. What a treat for April - can't wait to read your posts.

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    1. Thanks Deborah, I'll be by to visit your site too!

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  18. Enjoy doing it! I had fun when I used the challenge to introduce my books.

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  19. Enjoy doing it! I had fun when I used the challenge to introduce my books.

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    1. Thanks Bish, I've seen a few others doing the same thing. I hope it's well received.

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  20. My mom just moved to Alaska a year ago. It's an interesting place for sure.

    Great theme. I like that idea.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I saw the story of your Mom. I think her journey is amazing.

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  21. LOVE this, Yolanda! Great idea, too. I'm looking forward to it!
    Guilie

    P.S. - Thanks for stopping over at Life In Dogs ... The crickets have been kept at bay ;)

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    1. Hi Guilie,
      No problem, I love your idea! And really crickets aren't bad, just noisy sometimes. :)

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  22. Oooh, I'm all over your theme! Can't wait! I'll be promoting a short story this go around, with my artist & musician friends. May even have an open bar *wink*

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    1. Thanks Sam, I can't wait to see your story come to life!

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  23. Sounds like a great book and a great theme. I'm a former Alaskan myself. I'm not doing direct posts about my books this time, but I did pretty well with that last year, when AtoZ coincided with my debut novel's release. Best of luck to you! May it bring you new readers.

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    1. I saw that, Samantha, Nome. So cool, and a teacher too! My hero!

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  24. Great idea and I do look forward to visiting your blog and finding out more about your book.
    All the best.
    Shalom,
    Pat

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    1. Thanks Pat, I look forward to hearing what you think. You're an amazing writer!

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  25. I'll piggyback onto the AtoZ, but I couldn't get everything together to do a blog tour while doing it this year. Too much on my plate, but I love your idea!. I'll be around in April

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    1. It's a madhouse, Lee, truly, but we'll see how it ends. :)

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  26. Wow! Great theme. A whole month of your book. I would have never thought of that.

    Brett at Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. Thanks Brett,
      I hope I can hold everyone's attention for that long. Alaska is a big state and my story, a long one! :)

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  27. Murder and obsession? Count me in!!

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    1. Thanks Susan, I look forward to your comments! Love your attitude! :)

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  28. Great theme and wonderful idea! I love Murder and I love Obessions! Both together = awesomeness! I will be here! ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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    1. Thanks Lori, I'll be looking forward to it! On my way to visit you!

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  29. A good way to make the A-Z work for you. I hope it leads to a lot of interest for you! Enjoy the April blast. I'll be by when I can. As you know I'll be, well, rather preoccupied in April.

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    1. Traveling to China, oh yeah, I call that preoccupied! LOL Have a beautiful trip, I can't wait to hear all about it and see those photos when you get back. Thanks for your support, friendship, and wise advice!

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  30. Hi, Renee!

    Perfect theme! We get to really experience the OBSESSION, the amazing LOCATION, and The MURDER!

    Looking forward to your posts!

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    1. Hi, Michael!
      Love the way you put things! :) Thanks for hosting my tour!

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  31. Yolanda, best wishes for a smashing success!!! I'll be happy to provide Tweets and Retweets along the way.

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    1. Awesome! Thanks, Stephen, I keep trying to come up with unique ones. You just never know what will catch someones attention.

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  32. Crikey! Murder and Obsession. That's some theme. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Greenpatches, it is an obvious match. :)

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  33. What a fabulous idea! I hope you sell lots of books. Looking forward to your posts. I'll be adding your books to my Kindle collection as well. Love your writing!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie, I hope you get to read it soon!

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  34. I do love a good murder mystery! And I think using the A-Z Challenge as a blog tour avenue is a great idea! What better way to connect with people, get your work out there, AND have fun doing it!! Best of luck to you and congrats on the book!! I'm blogging a Botanical Miscellany this year. There's some poisonous plants on my list that could definitely fall into the "murder" category :) Enjoy the Challenge! ~ Jen

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    1. I thought so too, Jen, and it's proving to be ideal!

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  35. I love your theme Yolanda!!!! Who doesn't love a great mystery?!!!

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  36. I've seen a few writers using this challenge as a way to showcase their books. I think it's a fab idea and I like that you are running a giveaway as part of it too. Good luck :)
    Debbie

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    1. Hi, Random, it is getting the exposure I was looking for! Yay!

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  37. That's a great idea for your theme! I like the name of your detective, and your book sounds interesting, so I will be tuning in to find out more :)

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  38. I have a close eye on this space of yours for your April posts.

    A to Z Chalenge Theme Reveal

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    1. Thanks, Solitary, I'll check out your site too!

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  39. Oooh! I love a good mystery. Your protagonist sounds like a very sympathetic character. I'm hooked! See you in April. Gail at Making Life An Art

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    1. Hi, Gail, see you in April, oops, I have some catching up to do! :)

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