Tuesday, October 6, 2015

250 Smashwords Crime Fiction Authors Featured at Bouchercon 2015

Two hundred and fifty Smashwords authors will be featured this week at Bouchercon 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bouchercon, now in its 46th year, is the world's largest mystery convention.  It's expected to draw 1,500 readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction.

Included in the conference registration bags will be a Smashwords thumb drive.  On that drive will be 430 ebooks from 250 Smashwords authors.  The drive features breakout indies, New York Times bestsellers, USA Today bestsellers, hybrid authors that publish both indie and traditionally, and future breakout authors.

Invited authors were selected from among Smashwords crime fiction bestsellers, Bouchercon attendees and members of Sisters in Crime.

We've done similar drive promotions for RT Booklovers, RWA and Penned Con, and they're always a hit with readers and writers alike.  It's a great chance for the industry's most enthusiastic crime fiction fans to discover their new favorite authors.

Jim Azevedo, Smashwords marketing director, will also be on hand at the conference manning a Smashwords table and participating in workshops. 

On October 8 at 11:30am, Jim is on the "Changing Face of Publishing for Writers & Readers" panel at the Marriott, room University A/B. Immediately following the panel, Jim will be right down the hall, in room University C, presenting a workshop titled "The Secrets of Best Selling Indie Authors." In this workshop, he'll share best practices of the bestselling indie ebook authors. Consider adding Jim's session to your schedule via the excellent Bouchercon app, which you can get here: http://bouchercon2015.org/bouchercon-app/

Here's a summary of the participating authors and their books.

Author (click to view profile) - Participating title(s) separated by semicolons.
A. J. Davidson -  An Evil Shadow; Churchill's Queen; Paper Ghosts
Al Rennie -  Clearwater Ambush; Clearwater Diaries; Clearwater Journals
Albert Simon -  Coachella Valley Traffic Jam; For Sale in Palm Springs; Mystery on the Tramway
Amy Saunders - Auf'd (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book Two); Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book One)
Angela Crider Neary -  Li'l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau
Anna Castle -  - Black & White & Dead All Over; Death by Disputation; Murder by Misrule
AnnaLisa Grant -  Five
Anne Louise Bannon -  Fascinating Rhythm
Anne Marie Stoddard - Murder at Castle Rock
Annelie Wendeberg - The Devil's Grin
Aya Walksfar  - Old Woman Gone; Run or Die; Sketch of a Murder
Barbara E Brink - Roadkill (Double Barrel Mysteries #1)
Barbara Ellen Brink - Entangled (The Fredrickson Winery Novels #1)
Barbara Loos - Disillusioned; Unidentified Person in Italy
Bobbi A. Chukran - Dye Dyeing Dead
Bryan James - LZR-1143: Evolution; LZR-1143: Infection; LZR-1143: Redemption
Bryce Allen - The Spartak Trigger
Bryna Butler - Wrong Side of the Grave (Mothman Mysteries)
BV Lawson - Played to Death
C. A. Newsome - A Shot in the Bark; Drool Baby; Maximum Security
C.A. Larmer - A Note Before Dying (Ghostwriter Mystery 6); Killer Twist (Ghostwriter Mystery 1); The Agatha Christie Book Club
C.L. Bevill - Bubba and the Dead; Veiled Eyes
Carole B. Shmurak - Deadmistress
Carolyn Arnold - Eleven; Ties that Bind
Casey Peeler - Full Circle Series Box Set; Losing Charley
Cathy Perkins - Cypher
Cecilia Peartree - Closer to Death in a Garden; Crime in the Community; Reunited in Death
Charlotte Boyett-Compo - Under the Mayhaw Tree
Chris Seaton - Dairyland Murders Book 1: Head in a Haymow; Dairyland Murders Book 2: Femur in the Fieldstone; Dairyland Murders Book 3: Cop Incognito
Christine Benedict - Anonymous
Claudia Hall Christian - Suffer a Witch; The Fey; The Tax Assassin
Colin Cotterill - Pool and its Role in Asian Communism
Connie Shelton -Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery; Legends Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mysteries Book 15; Sweet Masterpiece: The First Samantha Sweet Mystery
Cori Lynn Arnold - Northern Deceit
D. D. VanDyke - Loose Ends
Dale T. Phillips - A Memory of Grief; Crooked Paths; More Crooked Paths
Dana E. Donovan - Eye of the Witch; The Witch's Key; The Witch's Ladder
Dane McCaslin - A Bird in the Hand
David H Fears - Dark Blonde; Dark Lake; Dark Quarry
David Housewright - The Devil and the Diva
Dean Wesley Smith - Kill Game
Deb Baker - Murder Passes the Buck
Debbi Mack - Deadly Detour; Five Uneasy Pieces
Debra Lee - Redemption; Taken
Dee Davis - Eye of the Storm
Deirdre Verne - A Countdown To Death; Water Under the Bridge
Demelza Carlton - Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer
Diana R Chambers - Stinger
Diane Burton - The Case of the Bygone Brother
Diane Fanning - The Trophy Exchange
Diane Henders - Never Say Spy; The Spy Is Cast
Dianne Emley - Cold Call
Dianne Venetta - Ladd Springs; Not Without You
Don Gutteridge - The Bishop's Pawn
Donna Huston Murray - What Doesn't Kill You, The Mystery
Dorothy McFalls - Birds in Paradise
Drew Lindsay - Black Mountain Affair; Coral Sea Affair; Get Charlie Noah
Edith Maxwell - A Fire in Carriagetown; Just Desserts for Johnny; The Stonecutter
Elaine Orr - Behind the Walls
Elizabeth Spann Craig - A Body in the Backyard; A Dyeing Shame; Progressive Dinner Deadly
Ellery Adams - A Fatal Appraisal; A Killer Collection; The Path of the Crooked
Ellie Oberth - The Hudson Agency - Chicago Style; Who Murdered The Ghost?
Emily Mims - Never and Always
Eric Meyer - Black Ops Heroes of Afghanistan; Fury of the Tiger; Killing Faith (A Gabriel De Sade Thriller)
Eric Wilder - Big Easy; Bones of Skeleton Creek; Primal Creatures
Erica Stevens - The Survivor Chronicles: Book 1, The Upheaval
Eva Pohler - The Mystery Tomb; The Purgatorium
Foinah Jameson - Mostly Dead Melvin
Francesco Zampa - Double Murder for Maresciallo Maggio; There Is Always a Reason, Maresciallo Maggio!
Gail Oust - Murder Is Dicey
Gary K. Wolf - Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
Gemma Halliday - Luck Be A Lady (Tahoe Tessie book #1); Spying in High Heels; Unbreakable Bond (Jamie Bond Mysteries #1)
Giacomo Giammatteo - Murder takes Time
Gin Jones - A Dose of Death; Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Gina Fava - The Race; The Sculptor
H H Fowler - Javier
Haena James - Elysium Dreams; Mercurial Dreams; The Dysfunctional Affair
J Jackson Bentley - 48 Hours; Chameleon; Shadow of the Burj
J L Simpson - Lost Causes (A Daisy Dunlop Mystery ~ Book 1)
J. Robert Kennedy - Depraved Difference; Rogue Operator; The Protocol
J.J. Chow - Seniors Sleuth
J.J. DiBenedetto - Dream Child; Dream Doctor; Dream Student
J.L. Abramo - Catching Water in a Net; Clutching at Straws
J.T. Lewis - Gabriel's Revenge; kidNAP Inc.; Murder! Too Close To Home
Jake Needham - Killing Plato; The Ambassador's Wife
James D Best - Murder at Thumb Butte
James J. Murray - Cuffed; Lethal Medicine; Unforeseeable Consequences
Jan Coffey - Silent Waters; The Janus Effect; Trust Me Once
Janel Gradowski - Christmas Canap├ęs & Sabotage; Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mysteries book #1)
Janet Dawson - Kindred Crimes; Take A Number; Till The Old Men Die
Jaron Summers - The Adjal of Jimmy Temple
Jay Amberg - Bone Box
JD Nixon - Blood Ties; Heller
Jeffrey Marks - Under Investigation
Jenna Bennett - A Cutthroat Business; Ditching David; Island Getaway
Jennifer L. Hart - Murder Al Dente
Jennifer Oberth - Married to Murder; Masked Rider: Origins; Mr. E in Cabin 187
Jeremy Robinson & Sean Ellis  - Flood Rising (A Jenna Flood Thriller); Herculean; Prime (A Jack Sigler Thriller)
Joel Gomez-Dossi - Pursued
John Edward Mullen - Digital Dick
John Ling - Fallen Angel
John Locke -  Promise You Won't Tell
John W. Mefford - Booker - Blood Ring; Booker - Streets of Mayhem
Jon Messenger - Wolves of the Northern Rift
Josh Lanyon - Winter Kill
Joyce Ann Brown - Catastrophic Connections: A Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery
Joyce Mason - The Crystal Ball
Judith Copek- The Shadow Warriors
Judy Fitzwater - Drowning in Air; Dying to Get Even; Dying to Get Published
Judy Hogan - The Sands of Gower: The First Penny Weaver Mystery
Julia C. Hoffman - The Enemy Within
Julie Coulter Bellon - All Fall Down
Julie Lomoe - Hope Dawns Eternal
K.B. Owen - Dangerous and Unseemly
K.C. Tansley - The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts
K.G. McAbee - Double Double Cross; Me and the Bank; The Case of the Sinister Senator
KA Laity - Chastity Flame
Kaine Thompson - FemCorps; Nobody
Karen McCullough - A Gift for Murder; A Question of Fire; Unmasking
Karen Rose Smith - Always Devoted; Her Sister
Kate Donovan - Trace Elements
Kate George - California Schemin'; Crazy Little Thing Called Dead, Take 2; Moonlighting in Vermont
Kathleen Bacus - Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne book #1); Calamity Jayne and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Lawn Gnome (Calamity Jayne book #8)
Kathryn Long - Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes
Kelly McClymer - Shop and Let Die
Kelly Rey - Motion for Mistletoe (a Jamie Winters Mysteries holiday short story); Motion for Murder
Ken McClure - Chameleon; Pandora's Helix; The Lazurus Strain
Kevin J. Anderson, editor - Fiction River: Pulse Pounders
Kory M. Shrum - Dying for a Living
Kourtney Heintz - The Six Train to Wisconsin
Kris Nelscott - A Dangerous Road
Kristen Houghton - For I Have Sinned A Cate Harlow Private Investigation; Grave Misgivings
L. Barnett Evans and C. V. Rhoddes - Grandmothers, Incorporated; Saving Sin City; There's Something Wrong with Miss Zelda
L.L. Bartlett - Murder On The Mind; We're So Sorry, Uncle Albert
Lars Emmerich - Balls Deep; Devolution; The Incident
Laurie R. King - Hellbender; Mrs. Hudson's Case
Lee Driver - Chasing Ghosts; Fatal Storm; Full Moon Bloody Moon
Lee Hanson - Castle Cay
Leeann Betts - No Accounting for Murder
Leonie Gant - Not Famous in Hollywood
Leslie Langtry - Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (A Greatest Hits Mysteries holiday short story); Merit Badge Murder
LH Thomson - Quinn Checks In
Libby Hellmann, Christine Kling, Sujata Massey, Zoe Sharp, Julie Smith -  - Killer Femmes: 5 Irresistible Crime Novels From Around the World
Lillian Stewart Carl - Ashes to Ashes; The Secret Portrait; Time Enough to Die
Linda Johnson - A Tangled Web; Breaking the Cycle; Trail of Destruction
Lisa Phillips - Bait; Sanctuary Lost
Lise McClendon - Blackbird Fly
LS Sygnet - Beneath the Cracks; Daddy's Little Killer
Lucinda Brant - Deadly Engagement: A Georgian Historical Mystery
Lyn Hamilton - The Xibalba Murders
Maddie Cochere - Murder Is Where the Heart Is; Murder Under Construction; Sunshine Hunter
Marcia Talley - In Death's Shadow
Marcus Wynne - Johnny Wylde; Too Wylde; With A Vengeance
Maria Grazia Swan - Bosom Bodies; Love Thy Sister
Marie Moore -  - Game Drive
Marilynn Larew - The Spider Catchers (Lee Carruthers # 1)
Mark Arundel - Codename: Casanova; Codename: Moneyman; Codename: Santiago
Mark Sublette - Paint by Numbers
Mark Troy - Game Face; Pilikia Is My Business
Martha Carr - The Keeper; The List
Martha Reed - The Choking Game
Mary Clay - Bike Week Blues; Murder in the Stacks; The Turtle Mound Murder
Mary Kennedy -  Dead Air
Melissa F. Miller - Irreparable Harm
Melissa Pearl - I Know Lucy; Set Me Free
Mette Ivie Harrison - Saving the Moon; Ten Apprentices; The Queen's Truth
Michael Balkind - Gold Medal Threat; Sudden Death; The Fix
Michael F. Havelin - Ben Bones and the Deadly Descendants
Micheal Maxwell - Cellar Full of Cole; Diamonds and Cole; Helix of Cole
Milda Harris - Adventures in Funeral Crashing; Adventures of a Graveyard Girl; Killer Cupcakes
Milly Reynolds - Happy Deathday To You; The Hanged Cow; The Woolly Murders
N. L. Quatrano - Murder in Black and White
Nanci Rathbun - Truth Kills
Nancy J. Cohen - Hair Raiser
Nancy Jill Thames - Murder in Half Moon Bay
Nancy Sartor - Bones Along the Hill
Neil S. Plakcy - Genie For Hire; In Dog We Trust
Nicolette Pierce - Deadly Dancing; The Big Blind
O'Neil De Noux - Grim Reaper; John Raven Beau; New Orleans Confidential
Paisley Ray - The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles
Pat Camalliere - The Mystery at Sag Bridge
Patricia Dusenbury - A Perfect Victim
Patricia McLinn - Sign Off
Patrick Malloy - Bang Bang
Patti Larsen - Freak Show
Paul D. Marks - Angels Flight - A Noir Short Story; White Heat
Paul Pilkington - The One You Love
Peg Cochran - Confession Is Murder
R. Barri Flowers - Dark Streets of Whitechapel: A Jack The Ripper Mystery; Justice Served: A Barkley and Parker Thriller; Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery
R. E. Conary - Life's A Bitch. So Am I.
R.E. Donald - Ice on the Grapevine
R.R. Gilston - World Without Safewords
R.T. Lawton -  9 Historical Mysteries
Rae Davies - Loose Screw
Ranae Glass -  - Chasing Daybreak
Rebecca Forster -  Before Her Eyes; Hostile Witness; Silent Witness
Richard L. Sanders - Betraying Nexus; The Phoenix Conspiracy; The Phoenix Rising
Rick Bylina - All of Our Secrets; One Promise Too Many
Rick Mofina - A Perfect Grave; Every Fear; The Dying Hour
Rob Bliss - Cut
Rod Hoisington - One Deadly Sister; The Price of Candy
Ronald L. Ruiz - Jesusita
Ross Cavins - Follow The Money
S.D. Tooley - Restless Spirit; The Tunnel; When the Dead Speak
S.J.A. Turney - The Thief's Tale
Sally Berneathy - Death by Chocolate; The Ex Who Wouldn't Die
Sandra de Helen - The Hounding; The Illustrious Client
Sandra Ruttan - Childhood Dreams; Harvest of Ruins
Sarah Ettritch - The Atheist
Sarah R. Shaber - Simon Said
Sarah Woodbury - The Good Knight; The Uninvited Guest
Scott Wittenburg - Double Trouble; The Barcode Murders; The Collector
SE Jakes - Catch A Ghost; Free Falling; Long Time Gone
Sheila Connolly - Relatively Dead
Sherry Siska - The Divas of Doom; The Floozies of Fate; The Madams of Mischief
Sheyna Galyan - Strength to Stand
Sibel Hodge - Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave
Sibel Hodge & Elizabeth Ashby -Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Simon Jenner - Ethan Justice: Origins
SJ Rozan - Body English; Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case; Cooking the Hounds
Sonnjea Blackwell - Ghost of a Chance; Home Free; Killer Fate
Stacy Verdick Case - A Grand Murder
Stephanie Caffrey - Diva Las Vegas
Stephen Booth - Claws
Stephen Leather - Bangkok Bob and the Missing Mormon; Take Two; The Bestseller
Steve Anderson - The Losing Role
Sue Star - Murder In The Dojo
Susan Froetschel - Royal Escape
Susan Harris - Shattered Memories
Susan Mac Nicol - Love and Punishment
Susan Schreyer - An Error in Judgment; Death by a Dark Horse; Levels of Deception
Suze Lowden - Las Vegas Gamble: A Minkind Thriller
Tamara Ward - Private Deception
Teresa Blue - Letters From Inside
Terry Odell  - Deadly Bones; Deadly Secrets; Seeing Red
Tia Catalina - Blue Falcon
Tim Ellis - A Life for a Life; Footprints of the Dead
Todd Borg - Tahoe Blowup
Trace Conger - The Shadow Broker
Traci Andrighetti - Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato Mysteries #1)
Tracy D. Comstock - Murder Is Our Mascot
Tracy L. Ward - Chorus of the Dead
V. J. Chambers - Skin and Blond
Vinnie Hansen - Art, Wine & Bullets; Black Beans & Venom; Murder, Honey
Wendy Dingwall - Celtic Curse; Hera's Revenge
Wil A. Emerson - Fatal Mistake; Oh Henry
Will Thurston - The Talent Scout
William Hertling - Avogadro Corp
Please join me in congratulating these fine authors.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

It would be nice if these were made available in some way after the events for those of us who were unable to attend and are interested.

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Unknown said...

This is great, Mark! Thanks so much for including THE ATHEIST.

Anyone who isn't attending Bouchercon can pick up THE ATHEIST for free at Smashwords using coupon code SS76V. Expiry: October 11, 2015.

Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/271625

Unknown said...

Thanks for including me!

Elysium Dreams is a serial killer thriller not for the faint of heart... You can get it free until 15 October 2015 using the code: GQ65N


Amika Press said...

Many thanks from Amika Press authors Jay Amberg, Pat Camalliere and Ronald L Ruiz!


dana e donovan said...

Thanks for the invite to participate in this exciting event, Mark. Anyone not attending the show can still download the first 3 books in the Detective Marcella Witch's series free. Codes are Y593J & TJ52K for book 1 (The Witch's Ladder) and book 3 (The Witch's key)respectively. Book two is already free. You can find them at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/encyber.

Also, you can follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Dana.E.Donovan

Francesco Zampa said...

Grazie per aver accettato i miei libri! Thank you for the invite!

Paisley Ray said...

Fantastic! Thanks for providing this fabulous opportunity for The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles.


Unknown said...

2,000! Good for the paper and ink toner biz.

I was wondering if I was going to break even this year. After factoring in the cost of hp toner cartridges, I'll be in the red.

Unknown said...

2,000 indie writers cranking out serial killers, fantasy murder rate almost as high as the actual murder rate this year.

Les Abbey said...

Thank you on behalf of Colin Cotterill whose back list is published by DCO Books of Bangkok. Always happy to help other authors get their books out as ebooks.

ME! said...

Hope it means lots of sales for the authors - good luck! And thank you, Smashwords,for giving these authors the chance to spread the word about their books.

Graham Downs said...

Congratulations to all these authors. There's some great reads here - I've read some of them. :)

And congratulations Smashwords for securing this wonderful opportunity!

Ruth Ann Nordin said...

Congratulations to the authors! I hope this yields great results.

Unknown said...

I'm a mystery author who lives in Raleigh, and my book is part of the premium catalog. I would have loved to have been a part of the giveaway but didn't know about it. Did I miss an important invitation? How can I be sure I'm part of others?

Dovetail Public Relations said...

Hi Kitty, we were unable to invite all our authors. The invites went out to three groups. The first group went to our bestselling mystery and crime fiction authors based on aggregated sales across the Smashwords distribution network. The second invitation group went out to author attendees of the Bouchercon conference, and the third group of invites went out to members of Sisters in Crime. Are you a member of Sisters in Crime? If not, you might consider joining, and if you do join please let them know you learned about them through this promotion. There are many other great reasons to join SinC, whether or not we have the opportunity to partner with them again on future promotions. More about them at www.sistersincrime.org

Unknown said...

this message is for author Ray Harris- The day i died

i am leaving my review of this awesome book here, cos unfortunately the site doesnt allow me to write a review under the authors book.

two days ago I had the honour of reading your amazing encounter in- The day I died. I am
> in absolute awe ever since I read your book, there are no words to
> describe the feeling I had whilst reading each page in detail, I was
> sitting on my bed covered in goosebumps! For months my brother has
> been going on about your book and I never took interest, until two
> days ago, he literally forced me to! And I am ever so thankful he did!
> My entire being is now awake in a way I never knew possible, I see everything so differently now, in a new light.
> I was never a very spiritual being, but I do pray and love God
> unconditionally, iam now undertaking meditation to evolve
> spiritually. All I can say is I cannot wait to meet my creator! And
> thank you for sharing this amazing experience, I am taking heed of all
> your messages noted in the book, God bless you.