Books by Melissa Bowersock

Monday, March 18, 2019

New Release: Storm Walk

Los Angeles has been besieged with relentless rain for weeks. There has been massive flooding, swift-water rescues, and an entire warehouse has collapsed from the weight of catastrophic rainfall, resulting in the death of six people. When medium Sam Firecloud is asked to connect with the only “witnesses”—the victims—he finds more questions than answers. He and his partner, Lacey Fitzpatrick, must take on the police, the insurance company and the architectural firm as they realize that things are not as they seem. Sam and Lacey aren’t experts in any of the associated fields, but they do know one thing—the dead don’t lie. 

Thus begins Sam and Lacey's next adventure, Storm Walk, Book 18 of the series. Join them as they work to untangle all the pieces of the fatal puzzle at the same time that they face disruption in the family as Daniel, Sam's son, comes up hard against one of life's toughest lessons. 

To celebrate the release, Storm Walk is on sale for just 99 cents through March 24, 2019. 

And remember, Ghost Walk, Book 1 of the Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud Mystery Series, is always just 99 cents.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Do You Ever Meet Readers?

Do you ever meet readers? That was the subject line of an email I got a while back. The email came from one of two brothers who had been sharing in the reading of my paranormal mystery books, the Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud Mystery Series. It turns out they were going to be in my area for a few days and wondered if they could buy me a cup of coffee. With an offer like that, how could I refuse? 

I have often met with readers. The most common place is book fairs where I set up a table and chat with people browsing through the many, varied offerings. What I enjoy about these is that most of the people are taking their time, enjoying a leisurely stroll through the book stalls, and are quite willing to simply talk about memorable books, unusual stories, and their own experiences. I may sell a few books, but that's not nearly as important as meeting readers and making a connection with them that goes beyond the writer/reader interface.

I've also been invited to book club meetings, which are great fun. The people at these meetings are avid readers which means they hold the bar pretty high; I'm always a little nervous about my books meeting it, but then pleasantly surprised when they do. Book club meetings offer a comfortable, intimate setting where readers and I can really delve into what makes a great book: story line, characters, conflict and resolution. I also like to give my new friends a little "behind the scenes" information about the book at hand. Kind of like the extra features on a DVD, it helps to round out the story a bit more, and gives the readers a fuller picture of the process.

So did I get my free cup of coffee? Yes, I did, plus much more. It was great to be able to sit down with the two men and simply chat, not only about my books, but about other books they'd read, ideas they had for my series (and I just might incorporate those--who knows?), our many common interests and common experiences. It made me realize again, as I have so many times, that my readers are the greatest! 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Double Trouble! New Release and Audio Book Contest!

You can tell I'm making hay while the sun shines--or while the snow flies! Very busy these last few months writing new Sam and Lacey books, publishing same, and producing audio books of the series as well. Sometimes I have to stop and think where I am on my various projects, but it's never boring.

First up is the new release of Book 17 of the Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud Mystery Series, Bordello Walk. Here's the skinny: 

Jerome, Arizona, is known as the most haunted town in the state. In its history as an old west mining town, it endured explosions, cave-ins, fires, and the usual consequences of rampant prostitution, gambling and gunfights. It experienced enough mayhem to generate countless ghosts, which is exactly why medium Sam Firecloud does not want to go there. When he and partner Lacey Fitzpatrick get a call to eradicate a ghost from an old bordello, there’s more at stake than simply freeing a tortured soul. Sam’s own soul could also be in danger. 

To celebrate the release, Bordello Walk will be just 99 cents through February 28, 2019.

Secondly, to introduce the first audio book of the series, Ghost Walk, I'm running a contest for 3 free audio book downloads. All you have to do to enter is post a comment on my Facebook page about what you might be doing while you're listening to Sam and Lacey's first case. Do you plan to listen while vacuuming? Driving to work? Climbing Mt. Everest? Let me know before February 28, 2019, and I'll choose the 3 most unique and interesting methods of listening, and those 3 people will win free downloads of the audio book. If you're a winner, I'll supply you with a code and directions for downloading. I'll also need to know if you're in the US or the UK, since the codes are different.

NEWS FLASH! Just released: the audio book of Skin Walk, Book 2 of the series. 

In the meantime, Book 18, Storm Walk, is in the can and I'm working on Book 19. The ideas just keep coming, so stay tuned.

And remember: Book 1, Ghost Walk, is always just 99 cents.