Tuesday, December 5, 2017

GirlZombieAuthors: New Mystery Series, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder!

GirlZombieAuthors: New Mystery Series, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder!: Today I welcome author Mary Cunningham,  who's talking about her latest release and first book in the new Andi Anna Jones mystery seri...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Release - Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder - Andi Anna Jones Mystery # 1

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Finally, after about five years of writing about Andi Anna Jones; putting her away for a couple of years, then starting up, again, It's RELEASE DAY!
The first (of many, I hope) mystery, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder, is available to read, download, purchase and order at all your favorite online sites and your favorite bookstores.
Buy Today!


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Read an Excerpt:

“Tell me what’s going on. Slowly, and about fifty decibels lower. Why are you in jail?”

“Well, honey, I’m not sure. Oh, I know what they’re saying, but I didn’t do anything. I swear. Well, at least nothin’ I can remember. You see, it all started on the cruise ship dance floor, quite innocently, mind you.”

“What started?” I located my slippers and shuffled to the bathroom.

“As I was saying before you interrupted, it all started on the dance floor. You know, they play such romantic music on these cruises like, Shadow of Your Smile and Mandy. Oh, don’t you just love Manilow? Well, anyway, Lenny and I were having a lovely time, and he was obviously enamored, if you catch my drift.”

I knew this was a mistake. Still, I asked, “Lenny who?”

“Why, Lenny La Mour, of course!”

I drew a blank.

“Lenny La Mour,” Ruby huffed, “The famous Las Vegas performer? He’s the reason I picked this cruise. He had his own humongous nightclub and everything. Oh, Andi Anna, don’t tell me you’ve never heard of him. Why, women my age swoon at the sound of his voice. But, I suppose your generation only has eyes for that Bon Ami person.”

“Uh, are you, by any chance, talking about Bon Jovi?”

“Well, you know who I mean.”

What Reviewers and Authors are saying about Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder:

“If Evanovich's Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she'd fit right in [with] Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.”
—Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes series

“WOW. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages.”
—Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author

“Cunningham’s wacky characters will have you snorting your drink and wishing you could be protagonist Andi Anna Jones’s best friend…”
—Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries

An intoxicating mix of laughter, kooky characters, and a yummy setting.”
—Joanna Campbell Slan, bestselling/award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series

“Prepare for a solid, involving journey; for Margaritas, Mayhem, & Murder offers plenty of twists and turns to keep its ultimate destination a surprise right up to the end.”
—Diane Donovan, Senior Editor, Midwest Book Review

“A zany murder mystery with a touch of romance and a handful of humor.”
—Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

“A madcap comedy mystery, rich with colorful characters and snappy one-liners.”
—Dana Taylor, award-winning author of Ain't Love Grand

“A hilarious, clever, and fun cozy mystery with unique characters you won’t soon forget.”
—Cheryl C. Malandrinos, The Book Connection

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Power of A Great Cover!

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I've been extremely lucky in my writing career. 

Two publishers. Two fabulous graphic artists. 

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder cover was designed by Ryan Thomas Doan for Imajin Books. The first time I saw it, I gasped. He sliced through the theme of the story with a creative knife. The bee blew me away. 

Why, you ask? Read the book! 😊

My children's series, Cynthia's Attic - Echelon Press - was blessed to have Nathalie Moore. What a beautiful eye she has for colors and design! I love all five of the covers. This is the first.

What is your opinion of covers? Are you attracted to the cover, first? Do you pull a catchy cover off the shelf, then read the title? I happen to think they matter in this world of millions of authors and stories vying for millions of readers. 

The release of the first (of many, I hope) Andi Anna Jones Mystery is coming, soon! You don't have to wait. Preorder, now! 


And, it's already getting great reviews!

“If Evanovich's Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she'd fit right in [with] Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.” —Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes series

"Wow. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages." -Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author

“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you're in for a wild ride.” —Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries

“What a fun ride! This is a cozy on caffeine, and has all the elements you need: a feisty heroine, a handsome sheriff, a mysterious death, exotic locales, and whip-smart, laugh-out-loud dialogue. ” --Julia Buckley, author of the acclaimed Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series and Undercover Dish
Mystery Series.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder is ready to Preorder!

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And, it's already getting great reviews!

“If Evanovich's Stephanie Plum were a travel agent, she'd fit right in [with] Andi, a wanna-be detective readers are sure to love.” —Regan Black, USA Today bestselling author of the Escape Club Heroes series

"Wow. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages." -Jean Rabe, USA Today bestselling author

“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you're in for a wild ride.”
—Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries

“What a fun ride! This is a cozy on caffeine, and has all the elements you need: a feisty heroine, a handsome sheriff, a mysterious death, exotic locales, and whip-smart, laugh-out-loud dialogue. ” --Julia Buckley, author of the acclaimed Writer’s Apprentice Mystery Series and Undercover Dish Mystery Series.

Author, Mary Cunningham on Amazon