Friday, May 27, 2016

Wattpad Promotion Features 127 Smashwords Mystery & Thriller Authors

Wattpad this week kicked off a big multi-week promotion featuring the works of 127 Smashwords authors in mystery & detective and thriller & suspense.

These Smashwords authors are serializing their novels at Wattpad, the wildly popular online community that attracts over 45 million readers each month.

These Wattpad readers will have the opportunity to discover some of the best indie authors of mysteries, thrillers and suspense.

Wattpad is promoting the participating authors across the Wattpad platform, including prime placement on the Wattpad home page where stories will be frequently surfaced through promotional modules; promotional banners on the official Wattpad Mystery profile, and messages broadcast to the author's followers.  Stories are will also be included in a variety of featured reading lists on both the Wattpad Mystery profile page and the main Wattpad profile.

This is our second major merchandising collaboration with Wattpad. Our first was a romance feature last year which featured 72 authors.  I wrote about that promotion here at the Smashwords blog. The romance promotion was so successful we and Wattpad decided to expand to other genres of interest to Wattpad's readers.

I invited authors from among Smashwords bestsellers over the last year, as well as authors who participated in our Bouchercon thumb drive promotion last year which drew heavily from Boucheron author attendees as well as members of Sisters in Crime.

Below is a full list of participating authors for this Wattpad promotion, divided into sections.  Please join me in celebrating their selection for this exciting promotion.  You can click on the author's name below to visit their WattPad profile page.

Mystery and Detective (click to view active serializations; new titles and chapters from the list below are appearing daily).

The list is alpha-sorted by author first name.

For Sale In Palm Springs by Albert Simon 

Profile of Evil by Alexa Grace 

Pecos Valley Revival by Alice Duncan 

Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book One) by Amy Saunders 

Fascinating Rhythm by Anne Louise Bannon 

The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg 

Sketch of a Murder  by Aya Walksfar  

Dead in a Dumpster: Leah Norwood Mystery #1 by B. L. Blair 

Don't Call Me Baby by Betty Byers 

My Sister's Keeper by Bill Benners 

Played to Death by BV Lawson 

A Shot in the Bark by C. A. Newsome 

Killer Twist (Ghostwriter Mystery 1) by C.A. Larmer 

Armed and Fabulous by Camilla Chafer 

Justified by Carolyn Arnold 

Losing Charley by Casey Peeler 

Tastes Like Murder by Catherine Bruns 

Cypher by Cathy Perkins 

Crime in the Community by Cecilia Peartree 

The Tax Assassin, a Seth and Ava Mystery by Claudia Hall Christian 

Sweet Masterpiece: The First Sweet’s Sweets Bakery Mystery by Connie Shelton 

Look Before You Jump by D.A. Bale 

Eye of the Witch by Dana E. Donovan 

A Bird in the Hand by Dane McCaslin 

A Dangerous Woman by Debra Lee 

The Case of the Bygone Brother by Diane Burton 

Not Without You by Dianne Venetta 

Clearwater Journals by Doc Holiday 

Desperate Acts by Don Gutteridge 

What Doesn't Kill You, The Mystery by Donna Huston Murray 

Birds in Paradise by Dorothy St. James 

Bounty by Elise Sax 

Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf 

Hollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday 

Murder Takes Time by Giacomo Giammatteo 

A Dose of Death by Gin Jones

Dark Places by H A Dawson 

Seniors Sleuth by J.J. Chow 

Dream Doctor by J.J. DiBenedetto 

Pies & Peril by Janel Gradowski

Kindred Crimes by Janet Dawson 

Lost Cause (A Daisy Dunlop Mystery ~ Book 1) by JL Simpson 

Wolves of the Northern Rift by Jon Messenger 

The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks by Josh Lanyon 

A Gift for Murder by Karen McCullough 

Moonlighting In Vermont by Kate George 

Castle Cay by Lee Hanson 

No Accounting for Murder by Leeann Betts 

Not Famous in Hollywood by Leonie Gant 

Merit Badge Murder by Leslie Langtry 

The Bluejay Shaman by Lise McClendon 

Daddy's Little Killer by LS Sygnet 

The Celtic Riddle by Lyn Hamilton 

The Prioress' Tale by Margaret Frazer

Diamonds and Cole by Micheal Maxwell  

Killer Cupcakes by Milda Harris 

Miss Spelled by Morgana Best 

The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen: A Dix Dodd Mystery by N.L. Wilson 

Genie for Hire by Neil S. Plakcy

The Big Blind by Nicolette Pierce

Hot Tamale by Paisley Ray 

Sign Off by Patricia McLinn

Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell 

Be Careful What You Hear by Paul Pilkington 

Life's A Bitch. So Am I. by R. E. Conary 

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla by R.E. Donald 

Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie 

Loose Screw by Rae Davies 

One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington 

BLACK by Russell Blake 

When the Dead Speak by S.D. Tooley

From the Ashes (Ravenwood Mysteries #1) by Sabrina Flynn 

Death by Chocolate by Sally Berneathy

The Atheist by Sarah Ettritch

The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury

The Collector by Scott Wittenburg 

Chasing Daybreak by Sherry Ficklin, writing as Ranae Glass 

A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case 

Diva Las Vegas by Stephanie Caffrey

Claws by Stephen Booth 

Murder for a Cash Crop by Sue Star

Death by a Dark Horse by Susan Schreyer 

Deadly Secrets by Terry Odell 

Tahoe Deathfall by Todd Borg 

Chorus of the Dead by Tracy L. Ward 

Fatal Mistake by Wil A. Emerson

Thrillers (click to view active serializations; new titles and chapters from the list below are appearing daily)

The War Planners by Andrew Watts 

Killing Me Softly by Bianca Sloane 

LZR-1143: Infection by Bryan James 

Anonymous by Christine Benedict 

Watched by Cindy M Hogan 

Thin Luck by Cori Lynn Arnold 

A Killing Truth by D.V. Berkom 

The Planck Factor by Debbi Mack 

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer by Demelza Carlton 

Get Charlie Noah by Drew Lindsay 

The Survivor Chronicles: Book 1, The Upheaval by Erica Stevens  

The Saudi Strategy by Ethan Jones

The Purgatorium by Eva Pohler 

Marker of Faith by Foinah Jameson

Tortured Dreams by Hadena James

Murder! Too Close To Home by J.T. Lewis

Dracula Rising by Jackson Stein

The Puppet Master by Jan Coffey 

The Adjal of Jimmy Temple by Jaron Summers & HaroldLivingston

America's Fool by Jay Amberg

World of Mirrors  by Judith Copek

All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon 

Chastity Flame by KA Laity 

Dying by the Hour by Kory M. Shrum 

Through Many Fires by Kyle Pratt 

Murder On The Mind by L.L. Bartlett

The Good Die Twice by Lee Driver 
Seven Sons by Lili St. Germain

Trail of Destruction by Linda Johnson

Codename: Moneyman by Mark Arundel

Irreparable Harm by Melissa F. Miller

I Know Lucy by Melissa Pearl

The Mystery at Sag Bridge by Pat Camalliere

RUN by Patti Larsen

Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster

Jesusita by Ronald L Ruiz

Ethan Justice: Origins by Simon Jenner

The Perfect Game by Stephen Paul 
Winter Prey by T.M. Simmons

Enjoy!   Thanks to our friends at Wattpad for their awesome support of our awesome authors!


  1. Always great to have an advocate like you on our side, Mark. Thanks for all your hard work.

  2. Awesome news and congratulations to all the 127 authors! Write on Indies...

  3. What they all said (thanks :-))

  4. Great news, Mark. Congratulations to each of the 127 authors.

    Posted link to blog post on the Smashwords Forum.

  5. Mark, even though I'm not on this list, I applaud your efforts. Since I now have 17 novels in the Mike Angel Mystery series (which few writers have), I wonder if any thought was given to the aggregate of sales for a series. Thanks. David H Fears

  6. @MikeAngelGumshoe. Hi David, for this promotion we looked at top selling individual titles, many of which were series titles even though we didn't rank on aggregate series earnings. And then we also invited titles that participated in the thumb drive promo, and those were originally selected from a broader criteria of Bouchercon attendees, SinC members, and Smashwords bestsellers.

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