Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year! (and get a free eBook with Pre-order!)

Hi, folks!

How were your holidays? I hope they were filled with family and friends and love. But I know they can also be a time for nostalgia and sadness, missing those who have passed. 

It was a mixed blessing in our home, as both Dale and I lost our mothers over the past couple of years. But we managed to have plenty of joy with the little ones. We had all six grandchildren here at once and it was just crazy/marvelous! 

We got a big snowstorm Christmas Eve, which followed a recent ice storm. So the whole week was truly a crystalline Winter Wonderful around here. 

ImageBut now the holidays are over and the tree is down. Those vintage ornaments are all carefully repacked in the closet and I'm happy to say we didn't break any at all this year, which was kind of a miracle! 

I'm ready to look forward to a new year, including ditching the Christmas cookies and going back to healthier eating. How about you? So far I've made it on the treadmill two of my three mornings, so I guess that's a start!

To celebrate the new year, I thought I'd bring you some super deals. If you pre-order the new Gus LeGarde Mystery (available Feb 1), Murder on the Brewster Flats, I will give you a free eBook of your choice. (some of you already pre-ordered and I will honor this new deal for you, too.) Since I have 27 books, that gives you 26 titles to choose from. Whether it's romance, mystery, adventure, or getting inside a writer's head, you can see them all  at

Just send me an email (at this address) with your proof of purchase and tell me which book you want and what format you need it in. I can provide mobi (Kindle), epub (Nook), or pdf (all others). 

On top of that offer, I'm going to reduce the price the chronological prequel to Murder on the Brewster Flats, Lady Blues: forget-me-not, one of my favorite Gus LeGarde books. (Remember, these all can be read in any order just like standalones if you wish. ;o))

I still miss some of the characters I created in that one, like Kip Sterling, the octogenarian musician who lost his memory and is desperately searching for the love of his life, Arabella DuBois. 

You'll also see some more special deals from fellow authors, below. 

It's not going above zero degrees today, and I hope if you're on the east coast dealing with the storms or in a cold part of the country that you can stay warm. 

Happy reading, and don't forget to take pleasure in the little things.

Aaron Paul Lazar

Today's Deals:

  • Murder on the Brewster Flats - PRE-ORDER & get a free book!
  • Lady Blues: forget-me-not: 99 cents!
  • LeGarde Mysteries Book Set - still on sale for one more week!
  • Special offers from Fellow Authors

Some family secrets shouldn’t stay buried…  

Music professor Gus LeGarde and his wife Camille are looking forward to a relaxing vacation at Paines Creek Beach on beautiful Cape Cod. But Gus barely has a chance to feel the sand between his toes before a near-miss car accident drags him right into the middle of a local family feud — and a centuries-old mystery that’s begging to be solved.

As Gus is drawn further into the conflict between the Cooks and the McNabbs — two families with a grudge going all the way back to Colonial times — he and Camille keep uncovering more questions than answers. Where is the long-lost Cook family treasure? What’s really wrong with Beckett, the McNabb-side member who’s the father of young Jane Cook’s son? And who’s telling the truth about Beckett and Jane’s clandestine relationship: Jane’s grandfather, surly patriarch Albert Cook; or Beckett’s slightly odd parents?

Before long, mounting tension gives way to true danger as people start vanishing. And in the middle of a fast-brewing hurricane, Gus discovers the real secret at the heart of the feud: someone who will stop at nothing to make sure their side wins. Including murder.

Packed with shocking twists, exciting action, and fascinating tales of family lore and pirate treasure, Murder on the Brewster Flats is the first LeGarde Mysteries crossover novel with award-winning author Aaron Paul Lazar’s popular Paines Creek Beach series. Don’t miss this installment! 

Lady Blues: forget-me-not - 99 cents!
(save $3.00 off regular price)
Past and present collide when an Alzheimer’s patient’s fragile memory holds the key to solving mysteries dating back to World War II—including a long lost secret love affair.
Music professor Gus LeGarde is just doing a favor for a friend when he agrees to play piano for church services at a local nursing home. He doesn’t expect to be drawn into a new friendship with an elderly Alzheimer’s patient dubbed “the music man” or to stumble across a decades-old mystery locked inside the man’s mind.
Octogenarian Kip Sterling doesn’t know his own name—but he speaks Gus’s language, spouting jazz terms like “cadence” and “interlude” and “riff.” He’s also obsessed with “his Bella,” but nobody knows who she is.
When Kip is given a new drug called Memorphyl, he starts to remember bits and pieces of his life. Gus learns Bella was Kip’s first and only love, but their relationship was shrouded in scandal. Intrigued, Gus agrees to help search for her. Could she still be alive?
Horrified when the miracle drug suddenly stops working and patients begin to backslide, Gus panics. Can he help Kip find his beloved Bella before his newfound memories disappear?

Read Excerpt
Read Excerpt from Lady Blues: forget-me not 

On Sale One More Week! 
Today through : Jan 15th 2018

LeGarde Mysteries: a mystery/suspense boxed set

by Aaron Paul Lazar

Usual Price: 6.99 Sale: 1.99

The LeGarde Mysteries Boxed Set contains the first four books in Aaron Paul Lazar's award-winning Gus LeGarde mystery series.

Book 1. Double Forté - Gus LeGarde's life essentially ended four years ago, when his beloved wife leapt to her death. Today, Gus lavishes love on his family, trying to bury the pain. But trouble arrives when his arrogant son-in-law's business partner goes missing, and Gus's innocent friend is set up to take the fall.

Book 2. Upstaged - When Gus LeGarde agrees to play piano for the high school drama club's production of "Spirit Me Away," a sixties-style musical he wrote in college, he doesn't expect to face a barrage of menacing pranks played on his fiancée Camille and the drama club. Who's sabotaging the show? And what do they have against Camille? Gus must unravel the mystery before the backstage saboteur stakes his final, deadly claim.

Book 3. Mazurka - Join Gus LeGarde in this European rollercoaster ride where he unearths a scandalous family secret linked to a nineteenth century composer. When brother-in-law Siegfried is framed for a neo-Nazi’s murder, they’re plunged into a sizzling cat-and-mouse game where the stakes are lethal.

Book 4. FireSong - What would you do if your country church was hit by a rogue tornado during services? What if the shrieking winds unearthed the bones of a missing parishioner in a nearby wheat field? Now add the discovery of heroin in your elderly minister's bloodstream. When Gus LeGarde is thrown into the middle of the mess, he knows life has finally gone berserk in East Goodland, New York. Join Gus as he's lured into a bizarre network of underground tunnels to expose the most shocking discovery ever to rock the Genesee Valley.

Deals from Fellow Authors:

Start Date: 01-12-2018 End Date: 01-16-2018

By Georgia Rose

Usual Price: .99 Sale: FREE

Meet Emma Grayson, heroine of The Grayson Trilogy, a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories, for adults.


Start Date: 12-15-2017 End Date: 01-07-2018

Gun Kiss

By Khaled Talib

Usual Price: 5.99 Sale: 1.99

A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue… When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen. After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.


Follow Cleo on her epic saga which begins when she abandoned by her mom at twelve. She has no other family which she is aware of, and in order to survive she leaves her home and lives on the streets. She meets interesting characters and gets into amusing predicaments all in the name of survival, such as jumping trains, being chased through the woods by a crazy man with a loaded shotgun and witnessing an unspeakable crime. After a few months on the streets she runs into another group of kids, Einstein is the oldest and a leader in the group, and they form a family of sorts. For survival and money they lean towards a life a crime which inevitably breaks up their family and sends Cleo and Einstein spiraling into their own adventure. Eventually they settle into a “normal” life however their pasts can’t be hushed forever …


Start Date: 12-26-2017 End Date: 01-31-2018


By S J Crabb

Usual Price: New Release Sale: .99

The crazy world of the Jetsetters. Warning, this book contains lots of sun, sea, sand and tequila. Four friends go crazy in Mexico with life-changing consequences.


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