Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Five for January 29, 2016

1. I've been busy writing up the guest posts for The Paramours Tour next week. Eight stops in five days with a giveaway for a $20 gift card! Come talk about ghosts, inspiration, and the naughty stuff!

2. Big news! The subscribers of my newsletter already heard and now I can share it with everyone. I signed a contract for three more books with my publisher! Woo-hoo! Things are moving along quickly as they did with The Paramours. This time, I'm featuring a trio of lovely Bigfoot researchers out in the Oregon wilderness. The Sasquatch Susies! Who knew that love could be more difficult than finding Bigfoot? The first book is already being edited. I'll keep you updated on the details.

3. Between prepping for the tour, and doctors and dentists appointments, I haven't gotten much written this week. Book #3 of my Totem series has been started, and so far, two of my beta readers loved book #1.

4. This month, I've been drinking in Orphan Black. I'm in the middle of season two and I love it. I often find myself talking in a bad Ukrainian accent like Helena. A problem, I'm going to assume, any fan might have... right? Any other Orphan Black fans out there?

5. Typing with a cat on your lap isn't easy! But he's so darn cute. This isn't my number five this week, though. Today I'm thrilled to share with you Yolanda Renee's new cover for her thrilling mystery, Murder & Obsession. Here it is!

As wedding bells echo like the ring of toasting champagne glasses in the ice carved mountains of Anchorage Alaska, detective Steven Quaid rehabs his grandfather’s cabin into a honeymoon cottage for his new bride.

When he returns from a hunting trip, Steven’s faced with five police officers, who “Want to talk.” Plagued by two unsolved murders, the Department is searching for answers.

The conversation comes to a deafening halt as the team finds a bloody crime scene in the bridal suite. "Where's her body?" is a question Steven cannot fathom. 

Steven’s jaw clenches and his heart races. Images of Sarah streak through his mind.

The silence breaks as an explosion of accusations vibrate through every fiber of his being.
Steven bolts…

Although running is never the smart thing to do, Steven’s not thinking clearly and his escape into the wilderness of the Brooks Range proves almost fatal.

This Steven Quaid mystery is both personal and heartbreaking.


About the author: At one time Alaska called to me and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries, and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two wonderful sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

You can find Yolanda at:


  1. Congratulations Christine. I'm thrilled that your publisher likes your ideas. Go girl!!

    Many congratulations to Yolanda on her new novel. It is my kind of read and I will definitely be grabbing a copy. Lovely cover!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Christine .. wonderful news re the publisher signing for more: you must be so chuffed. Yolande's new novel does sound good ... detective Quaid is inventive .. running - I think I might have done that - the bad boys I'm sure wouldn't treat him well. Cheers Hilary

  3. Congratulations Christine, your new series sounds fun! And congrats to Yolanda too :-)

  4. ohhh...congrats on the contract.

    I've bookmarked Orphan Black. I hadn't heard of it...but then my memory isn't what it once was...oh look, a donut.

  5. Congrats on the new contract!

    I've heard of Orphan Black but haven't seen it....

  6. Congratulations! You are on a roll with your books.
    Great cover, Yolanda.

  7. You amaze me not only with the speed of your writing, but the quality! Congratulations on all your success.
    I've not seen Orphan Black and at this point I think I'll put it on the back burner. If it's that good I'll get hooked and I need some discipline to achieve all my goals this year.
    Thanks a million for the cover reveal. I'm smiling today and it feels wonderful!

  8. Congrats on Sasquatch Susies! Orphan Black is on my to-watch list. Congrats to Yolanda! I love the new covers for her series.

  9. Thank you, everyone! And yay for Yolanda! :) Have a great weekend.

  10. I LOVE Orphan Black. That's one of my favorite shows. I do the Helena accent from time to time, too, especially when talking about my seestras.

    Congratulations again on your big news. That's so amazing!!

    And Congrats to Yolanda. I love that cover!

  11. We loved the first two seasons of Orphan Black but lost interest during the third. But yes, I *do* sometimes talk to the kids in a Helena accent! In fact, the kids will say, "Mom, can you talk like that lady?" They love it!

  12. Congratulations on your great news!! And congratulations to Yolanda!! Her books are excellent and I'm excited to see another one coming out.
    Orphan Black is on my to-be-watched list.

  13. I was soooo happy when I read that news in your newsletter! The premise sounds awesome. You always think of the coolest stories. :D

  14. I was soooo happy when I read that news in your newsletter! The premise sounds awesome. You always think of the coolest stories. :D

  15. Hi Christine, wow! Loads of wonderful news! Congrats on the book deal and good luck on the tour. Congrats also to Yolanda Renee, looks like a great read. Best, Becca

  16. Congratulations on the publishing deal! That's exciting news!

  17. Hey hey! Check you out! Great job on the publishing deal. Additionally, thanks for the bit about the Paramours Tour; I think I'm gonna check that out.

  18. Congrats on the new publishing deal! I'm super excited for you!

  19. Big congrats on your new contract! :)

  20. Congratulations, Christine on all of your writing, your newsletter, and all your good news!!!
    And congrats to Yolanda, too. :)

  21. Congrats on the books! I've been enjoying your book I'm beta reading for you too. =D

  22. Huge congrats on your awesome news with the new series. Super excited for you:)

  23. Congrats on the contract! Wow! Awesome news! Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things going on. :)

  24. I often talk in a terrible Ukrainian accent, but that has nothing to do with TV shows.

    Congratulations on the three book deal! The Sasquatch Susies already sound awesome. Then again, we've always had a huge fascination with Bigfoot (like a love of the folklore, not like we think he's real/hunt for him).

  25. Congrats to Yolanda and on your three book contract. I used to type with my cat on my lap too especially in the winter.


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