Vote For Me (please)

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Imagine my surprise when I found out Dead Is the New Black was nominated for a Preditors and Editors Award and somehow I totally missed it.

Or don’t. Because then you’d have a heart attack or stroke out or something.

But if you read the book and liked it, I have four days to convince you to go vote for it for best mystery of 2012.

So please, really. It would mean a lot to me because life is so short and painful and this would be a bright spot I can remember on my deathbed.

Dire enough for you?

Here’s the link.

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelmys.shtml

Please vote only once – though I know it’s tempting to vote seventeen times.

 

If you click on this picture it will take you right to the site.

 

Cover Reveal – A Dress To Die For

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Good Morning!

I just finished the cover for book 3.

 

Just as Laura Carnegie is safely ensconced in Jeremy’s company and his bed, she gets distracted by a stolen dress worn by a murdered princess, and her father’s disappearance twenty years before. Can her career and her relationship survive her rabid curiosity?

Here’s the fun thing about finishing a cover…

It’s done!

Here’s the not fun thing….

It’s done.

I think my biggest question when making a cover is, “Can I stand to look at this thing for the next ten years?” Because I’m not going to change it. Not ever. And when I was doing this one I thought, can I stand to look at this woman for the next millennia? I mean, she’s staring right at me. But okay, I decided to just bite the bullet and decide that this woman is the heart and soul of Princess Philomena, who I created out of my head and who I love and adore.

So I’ll live with it.

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I need to feel like when I release book 3 – I have people to tell about it.

Also, you can hit the button to the right to like my facebook page. Your call.

 

Quote Boxes For Dead Is the New Black

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Holiday Blog Hop

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Good morning!

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the giveaway.

Paperbacks of the Fashion Avenue Mysteries

shelbyforbes@nventure.com

Ebooks via Amazon gift card (if you have to books already you can get something else)

blinkysthebest@aol.com

lioness.spirit@yahoo.com

KBarnes867@gmail.com

Thanks for hopping everyone.

What fun!

IF YOU HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE READ HERE

Three lucky winners will receive an e-copy of Dead Is the New Black and Death of a Supermodel.

One will get signed books of the same.

Winners chosen via rafflecopter. (I know I said rafflecopter but I meant randomizer)

Sign up for the email list to enter. The box to sign up is at the top right. If you do not receive a confirmation from Mailchimp in 24 hours, you can email me at sartorial.sandwich (at) gmail (dot)  com, and I’ll add your email manually.

IF YOU ARE A BLOG HOP VIRGIN READ HERE

Welcome!

A blog hop is a bunch of blogs getting together and offering prizes. Contestants go from blog to blog, entering the sweepstakes, chatting with authors and otherwise engaging in a generally festive atmosphere. You do this by hitting the blog hop graphic to the right, and you’ll go to kind of the hub of the operation. There you choose which blogs to vistit. Go to all of them, it’s FUN. A lot of these books are outstanding and the authors are incredibly friendly.

So, what am I up to here?

Three lucky winners will receive an e-copy of Dead Is the New Black and Death of a Supermodel.

One will get signed print books of the same.

Winners chosen via rafflecopter.

Sign up for the email list to enter. The box to sign up is at the top right. If you do not receive a confirmation from Mailchimp in 24 hours, you can email me at sartorial.sandwich (at) gmail (dot)  com, and I’ll add your email manually.

 And for those of you that care, I am totally sitting on book 3, waiting for an edit date. Early March, latest, it’ll be out…….

Now go hop!

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Quote Boxes For Book 3 – Part One

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Are You A Fashion Maven or a Fashion Victim?

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Having a style is about knowing who you are and knowing how to see. You can’t do one without the other.

You Think This is Easy?

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Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, the difference between fabulous and frumpy comes down to how the garment is made. What looks great on the runway is going to look like hell from Wal-mart, once you have the eye to see it.

Killer Shoes?

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What makes this work and not that? Why is something fabulous and not something else? We aim to find out. Because money doesn’t create taste, an education does.

I Wrote a Book.

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It’s a murder mystery from inside the fashion industry. You might like it.