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January 29, 2016

Murder & Obsession AND IWSG Anthology Cover Reveals!



Today's Winning Query Letter is from Medeia Sharif. Check it out: Winning Query Letter / 52 Likes by Medeia Sharif 

*****

COVER REVEAL
 MURDER & OBSESSION

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.

To be Released March 2016


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.

*****
   Yolanda Renee
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:


New Covers:

After a gritty detective becomes involved with a beautiful widow suspected of murder, rumor and obsession obstruct his quest for justice.


World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective. 


*****


Parallels: Felix Was Here
An Insecure Writer's Support Group Anthology
Science Fiction/Alternate History
Enter the realm of parallel universes!

COMING SPRING 2016!

What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!




QUESTION: Do you like murder stories? What do you think of Yolanda's new covers? And the IWSG Anthology cover?


52 comments:

Denise Covey said...

Hi Chrys. I love the sound/look of Yolanda's new book in the series. The first two were awesome, and so will this one be! I'm promo-ing it on my blog too. And I can't wait to get my copy of the IWSG anthology!

Pat Hatt said...

All great covers indeed as I see them at a few feeds.

Yolanda Renée said...

They stand out so beautifully against the black of your screen. :)
Thank you, Chrys. This is wonderful and doubly so as my story is in the anthology. I am truly blessed with good news and good friends!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Both great covers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome covers!

M.J. Fifield said...

Congrats, Yolanda. That cover looks great!

Lisa Thomson said...

Hi Yolanda and Chrys, the covers pack a punch! I like the simplicity of them. The stories sound wonderful. I will be adding the first one to my TBR shelf on Goodreads. I love a good murder mystery so I'm sure these will be excellent. Congrats on the anthology!

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Yolanda and the IWSG! Great covers. And I do like murder stories. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

nashvillecats2 said...

Great post, just to let you know my laptop broke down, had to get a new one and get it set up hence my being a new follower.
Have a good week-end.
Yvonne.

sherry fundin said...

Fabulous covers and I love murder and mayhem. LOL
sherry @ fundinmental

Chrys Fey said...

I see you have Yolanda on your blog today too. Yay!!! :D

Chrys Fey said...

Score!

Chrys Fey said...

You're so welcome! I am always happy to help a friend. :D

Chrys Fey said...

I agree.

Chrys Fey said...

Yes!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Chrys Fey said...

The simplicity but the contrast of the blood on the white snow is perfect.

Chrys Fey said...

I like murder stories too. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm sorry that your lap top broke!

Chrys Fey said...

So do I. ;)

Julie Flanders said...

I love murder stories and Yolanda's are wonderful. So happy for her today!
And the cover of the IWSG anthology is fantastic.

Misha Gerrick said...

I adore Yolanda's covers. The anthology cover looks cool. Interesting color scheme. :-)

betty said...

Cool looking cover! Sounds interesting with the plot. Some murder stories are interesting to read, I always though want to go to the end of the book to see who did it.

Betty

Chrys Fey said...

Her stories always have the bests twists and endings.

Chrys Fey said...

The color scheme is neat!

Chrys Fey said...

I always have to restrain myself from skipping ahead to peek. ;)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats to Yolanda! I'm not a big murder mystery reader . . . but I do watch shows that involve them. Don't ask me how that makes sense. However, since I know Yolanda's an awesome writer, I'll be checking out her book. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yay! I'm sure she'd be thrilled by that, Tyrean!

sage said...

Murder stories are okay if they are mysteries that we get to "discover" who-done-it. I like the idea of the stories of alternative and Utopian worlds--during my undergraduate years, I spent a lot of time with utopian philosophy

Cherdo said...

The cover is great and I love the sneak peek into the story. Go, Yolanda, go - sounds like a hit!

Thanks, Chrys!

Chrys Fey said...

Utopian philosophy? That sounds fascinating.

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome, Cherdo! It's been a while since I've seen you. I hope I hadn't accidentally missed your blog posts.

Liz A. said...

Looks fascinating.

Chrys Fey said...

I agree. :)

diedre Knight said...

Interesting use of a repeating theme for the covers, as a sort of trademark, I think it works well. Readers will know they're in for another great read! Write on, Yolanda:-) Thanks for the share, Chrys:-)

Anonymous said...

I've been seeing Yolanda's cover around and love it. I can't wait for the anthology.

DMS said...

I have been seeing Yolanda's cover around everywhere. Congrats to her!

The anthology sounds awesome! :)
~Jess

Mary Kirkland said...

Love the cover.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love Alaska. We live down the road in central BC. Right now we're in Bucerias. Once upon a time we took a look at Tok and took off.

Lux G. said...

That's an impressive cover and an intriguing story. Congrats, Yolanda.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I've seen Yolanda's covers at several places. They are fascinating. Congratulations, Yolanda. Murder stories aren't my favorite. Maybe if they're not too gruesome.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats to Yolanda on some great covers. And that cover for the anthology is pretty great too.

TBM said...

So excited for Yolanda. I've featured her book cover on my blog today and in April she'll be guest posting. That'll be awesome.

Woot for the IWSG anthology. The cover is amazing!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for visiting, Diedre!

Chrys Fey said...

Me too. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Her covers are famous now. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

I've never been to Alaska and probably won't ever get to, but that's okay...too cold for me. :p

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for commenting, Lux!

Chrys Fey said...

Her covers are making the rounds. :)

Chrys Fey said...

So many greats covers! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yay, Yolanda!!!

The anthology is going to be awesome!