Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Easter (and help me name my next book!)

Happy Easter!
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Hi, folks!

Happy Easter and Happy Passover.

There are light flurries in the air today, but yesterday actually felt like spring at 53 degrees! Today it's back to 30s, but at least we had a taste of what's to come. I worked outside picking up branches, sticks, etc. around the yard and trimming some of last fall's perennials back down to the ground. There's so much work ahead - but it was amazing to hear the birds singing their little hearts out yesterday. And yes, my crocuses are actually blooming. 

I know I just wrote to you last week, but I need your help today.

I'm writing a new romantic suspense novella to be included in a beautiful, new bookset called Love Under Fire next October. For now, I'm calling it Carmen's Story, just to have a placeholder name. The book's based on characters from Devil's Spring. Do you remember Rosita and Rocco? Well,  Carmen is Rosita's granddaughter, a spunky, sweet gal that I hope you'll love. I'm about halfway done, but for promotional purposes I need a cover, title, and synopsis by mid-May. 

Would you help me choose a title? (or suggest one of your own?) I've share the names I brainstormed below and also have shown you the rough draft synopsis so you'll know what it's about and can pick an appropriate title based on that. I have to say, many of the titles I "thought up" on my own are actually already used by tons of authors. It seems it's hard to find a unique title these days that hasn't been already thought of by others! However, there's no rule that says you can't use the same title that another writer has chosen, especially if you differentiate it with a subtitle. 

Thank you in advance for your help! You folks are awesome. ;o)

Aaron Paul Lazar
www.lazarbooks.com

PS I've also included a few giveaways that I'm hosting below for free books!

SYNOPSIS

Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy. 
Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at The Seabreeze Sanitarium, but Carmen and her handsome young psychiatrist find a way to sneak in a kiss or two in empty storerooms when no one’s looking. It doesn’t take long for her suspicions to rise, however, as she gets to know some of the patients in the sanitarium. Why are some kept locked in their rooms, doped to the gills? And where are the two dozen patients whose names appear on the med lists, but who she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient tunnels that snake beneath the Victorian structure? 
Something’s off in this weirdo psychiatric facility, and when nothing seems to add up, Carmen and Micah unite to uncover the truth. 
When the authoritarian staff members learn that she’s on to them, the threats begin. Can Carmen and Micah report their findings before they end up in the icy Atlantic?
Set on the rugged Maine coast in the dead of winter, Carmen Under Fire is an intriguing story of romance and danger, filled with characters you’ll love and breathless action that’ll keep you up way past your bedtime. 
Possible Titles

  • Carmen’s Revenge
  • No Way Out: Carmen’s story
  • Don’t Tell (many uses)
  • Tell No One (Harlan Coben)
  • Going Underground
  • Going Under 
  • I’m Not Afraid of You 
  • I’m Not Afraid
  • Carmen’s Secret
  • Carmen Under Fire
  • The Fire in Her Eyes (many uses)
  • Run for Your Life (many)
  • Run (many uses)
  • Get Out
  • Trust No one (many)
  • No one to Trust
  • Saving Miss Stephanie 
Your suggestions are also welcome! If I use your title, I'll thank you in the credits. ;o)

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Win a print copy of Harlan Coben's SIX YEARS!

Prize:Six Years

Host name:Aaron Paul Lazar

  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 2 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
    • Follow Aaron Paul Lazar on Amazon

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  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 2 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
    • Follow Aaron Paul Lazar on Amazon
 
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Happy Spring, Book Lovers! (Deals and More!)

Good morning, all.

Spring has officially come per the calendar, but boy-oh-boy it sure doesn't feel like it yet. We are still freezing up here in western New York!

To brighten the horizon, I want to share a giveaway with you where you can win some awesome books by multiple award winners and national bestsellers. Check out this cool contest! (Psst...my new book, Murder on the Brewster Flats, is in this contest!)

Just click on the image, sign up once for the author's newsletters, and you have chances to win ALL of the eBooks! 


In addition, I still have some super deals going on for my books as well. You can get two books free (first books in series) and two books discounted from $3.99 to 99 cents!

Here are the links in case you're ready for a new eBook for your Kindle. 


https://www.amazon.com/Double-Fort%C3%A9-LeGarde-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B01697UIW2/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8FREE - book 1 in the award-winning, 12 book, LEGARDE MYSTERY SERIES!   


Why didn’t she say goodbye? What prompted her to jump? And how will he be able to live life without her? Book 1 in the LeGarde Mystery series is a lyrical wintry mystery steeped in nature, music, family, and food.





http://www.lazarbooks.com/sign-up-formFREE - book 1 in the award-winning, 3 book, BITTERSWEET HOLLOW SERIES!   


Two years ago, Portia Lamont disappeared from a small town in Vermont, devastating her parents and sister, who spent every waking hour searching for her. When she suddenly shows up on their horse farm in a stolen truck with a little mutt on her lap, they want to know what happened. Was she taken? Or did she run away?


https://www.amazon.com/Seacrest-story-Paines-Creek-Beach-ebook/dp/B00G1TDBRI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521541850&sr=8-1&keywords=seacrestON SALE - book 1 in the award-winning, 3 book, PAINES CREEK BEACH LOVE STORY SERIES!   Only 99 cents.


The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chances—and above all, of a love that never dies.

“The Seacrest is a poignant love story that will have you reaching for the tissues. Every woman needs a Finn McGraw!” – Victoria Howard, bestselling romantic suspense author of RING OF LIES and more.



https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Comes-Knocking-Marble-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B079R425LN/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1521980096&sr=1-1&keywords=terror+comes+knockingON SALE - book 2 in the award-winning, 3 book, GREEN MARBLE MYSTERY SERIES!   Only 99 cents.


Sam’s daughter Beth has been unreachable for days. No ransom note arrives, no kidnapper calls. When Beth’s exotic roommate Zafina Azziz arrives on their doorstep worried about Beth’s whereabouts, Sam turns to his talisman, a small green marble that links him to the spirit of his brother Billy. Whisked between past and present, he discovers a bizarre link between his daughter and a villain who plots deadly revenge against the President of the United States.

 

I hope you can take advantage of some of these specials today - and good luck in the contest! Think warm thoughts for me... I really want to plant my peas!!!

Happy reading,

Aaron Paul Lazar
www.lazarbooks.com

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Murder on the Brewster Flats is here!


https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Brewster-Flats-LeGarde-Mysteries-ebook/product-reviews/B078G83TS9/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_next_2?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2#R2J7CFFCRXZUBK
Hi, folks! 
 
Finally, after many months of writer's block and other "roadblocks," the new Gus LeGarde Mystery is here. ;o)
 
Here's what the new book is all about:

Some family secrets shouldn’t stay buried… 

Music professor Gus LeGarde and his wife Camille are looking forward to a relaxing vacation at Paines Creek Beach on beautiful Cape Cod. But Gus barely has a chance to feel the sand between his toes before a near-miss car accident drags him right into the middle of a local family feud — and a centuries-old mystery that’s begging to be solved.

As Gus is drawn further into the conflict between the Cooks and the McNabbs — two families with a grudge going all the way back to Colonial times — he and Camille keep uncovering more questions than answers. Where is the long-lost Cook family treasure? What’s really wrong with Beckett, the McNabb-side member who’s the father of young Jane Cook’s son? And who’s telling the truth about Beckett and Jane’s clandestine relationship: Jane’s grandfather, surly patriarch Albert Cook; or Beckett’s slightly odd parents?

Before long, mounting tension gives way to true danger as people start vanishing. And in the middle of a fast-brewing hurricane, Gus discovers the real secret at the heart of the feud: someone who will stop at nothing to make sure their side wins. Including murder.

Packed with shocking twists, exciting action, and fascinating tales of family lore and pirate treasure, Murder on the Brewster Flats is the first LeGarde Mysteries crossover novel with award-winning author Aaron Paul Lazar’s popular Paines Creek Beach series. Don’t miss this installment!
https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Brewster-Flats-LeGarde-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B078G83TS9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517779729&sr=8-1&keywords=murder+on+the+brewster+flats
 
 And here's what they're saying: 

"An exciting and polished novel which you can’t put down." Steph Dagg

"Lazar’s got another big winner! Readers won’t be able to put down this book until the last page. Even then, it’s hard to say goodbye to Gus and Camille." Jan Smith

"Treasure, pirates, a bi-family feud and underground passages; all the makings of a terrific mystery caught me from the get go and wouldn't let go. . Don't miss this!" KC Curtis

"Somehow Lazar manages to keep non-stop action going through the entire book! Is there such a thing as a cozy thriller? The other thing I loved about this book, in addition to the action, is that it's just plain FUN! Centuries-old houses on the storm lashed seacoast must have harbored pirates and their treasures, right? You won't be disappointed." Joan Young

"I love it so much it is a re-read. If you haven't read any of Aaron Lazar's books start with this one, you won't be sorry. It will grab you and you will want to read all his other books." Linda Frank

 Check it out on Amazon - available in paperback and eBook today. 
 
https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Brewster-Flats-LeGarde-Mysteries-ebook/product-reviews/B078G83TS9/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_paging_btm_next_2?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&sortBy=recent&pageNumber=2#R2J7CFFCRXZUBK
 


 Thank you, and remember to take pleasure in the little things. 

                                                                                   -- Aaron Paul Lazar
 
 
 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Win a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card!

Hi, folks!

Please consider "following" me on Bookbub if you enjoy my books. It's so important for an author to be able to reach out to his readers, and the minimum number of followers one needs to have Bookbub help with this is 1000.

Thank you in advance!!

FOLLOW AARON ON BOOKBUB

All my best,

Aaron

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tall Pines Mysteries Book Set - All four books for $1.99!

Brrrr, it's 4 degrees out here! How cold is it by you?

If you're staying inside and want something fun to read, check out this deal. All four Tall Pines Mysteries (sensual mysteries set in the Adirondack Mountains with Native America themes) Normal price $15.96, current price $1.99!!


https://www.amazon.com/Tall-Pines-Mysteries-Mystery-Suspense-ebook/dp/B01CKQ2N3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1516013602&sr=1-1&keywords=tall+pines+mysteries+book+set



Book 1. For the Birds: When Marcella Hollister’s prize parakeet gets zapped by a wayward power line in the same pool as her mother, the ensuing psychic link helps Marcella chase her mother’s kidnappers through the Adirondack Mountains, where she unearths a fifty-year-old secret about her dear father with shocking links to a hidden treasure.








 Book 2. Essentially Yours: Marcella’s first love has been MIA for eighteen years. When a mysterious package from Sky arrives with precious essential oils, a memory stick, and a bag of emeralds, she wonders if they his final effects. Is Sky dead? Or alive? Drug company goons want the data on the memory stick, because it links a newly discovered essential oil with a leukemia cure. And if there’s a cure, they can’t sell their cancer meds. Against all odds with chases across the majestic Adirondack Mountains, Marcella and her Native America husband fights to preserve the proof that could change the world.





Book 3. Sanctuary: When Quinn’s cousin Kitty shows up in the middle of the night minus shoes, purse, and the ability to speak, he and Marcella are mystified. Why can’t she speak? And who are those thugs from the reservation who are chasing her? The couple flees with Kitty to their beloved Tall Pines cabin on the Sacandaga River, but are followed by an army of murderous Seneca who will stop at nothing to protect their tribal secret.





 Book 4. Betrayal: After losing the child of her dreams, Marcella’s marriage is in trouble. When she flees to the snowy north woods, she’s thrown together with her ex-lover, Sky Lissoneau. As if life hasn’t challenged her enough, Marcella discovers a serial killer is stalking young women in the area. Seven girls are missing. And when a teen whose mother works with Sky disappears, Marcella and everyone she cares for wind up dead center in the killer’s sights.
(click on image to buy eBook on Amazon)
Happy Reading!
https://www.amazon.com/Tall-Pines-Mysteries-Mystery-Suspense-ebook/dp/B01CKQ2N3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1516013602&sr=1-1&keywords=tall+pines+mysteries+book+set

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Happy New Year! Pre-order and get your FREE EBOOK!

Hi, folks!

How were your holidays? I hope they were filled with family and friends and love. But I know they can also be a time for nostalgia and sadness, missing those who have passed. 

It was a mixed blessing in our home, as both Dale and I lost our mothers over the past couple of years. But we managed to have plenty of joy with the little ones. We had all six grandchildren here at once and it was just crazy/marvelous! 

We got a big snowstorm Christmas Eve, which followed a recent ice storm. So the whole week was truly a crystalline Winter Wonderful around here. 

But now the holidays are over and the tree is down. Those vintage ornaments are all carefully repacked in the closet and I'm happy to say we didn't break any at all this year, which was kind of a miracle! 

I'm ready to look forward to a new year, including ditching the Christmas cookies and going back to healthier eating. How about you? So far I've made it on the treadmill two of my three mornings, so I guess that's a start!

ImageTo celebrate the new year, I thought I'd bring you some super deals. If you pre-order the new Gus LeGarde Mystery (available Feb 1), Murder on the Brewster Flats, I will give you a free eBook of your choice. (some of you already pre-ordered and I will honor this new deal for you, too.) Since I have 27 books, that gives you 26 titles to choose from. Whether it's romance, mystery, adventure, or getting inside a writer's head, you can see them all  at www.lazarbooks.com.

Just send me an email (at this address) with your proof of purchase and tell me which book you want and what format you need it in. I can provide mobi (Kindle), epub (Nook), or pdf (all others). 

On top of that offer, I'm going to reduce the price the chronological prequel to Murder on the Brewster Flats, Lady Blues: forget-me-not, one of my favorite Gus LeGarde books. (Remember, these all can be read in any order just like standalones if you wish. ;o))

I still miss some of the characters I created in that one, like Kip Sterling, the octogenarian musician who lost his memory and is desperately searching for the love of his life, Arabella DuBois. 

You'll also see some more special deals from fellow authors, below. 

It's not going above zero degrees today, and I hope if you're on the east coast dealing with the storms or in a cold part of the country that you can stay warm. 

Happy reading, and don't forget to take pleasure in the little things.

Aaron Paul Lazar

Today's Deals:

  • Murder on the Brewster Flats - PRE-ORDER & get a free book!
  • Lady Blues: forget-me-not: 99 cents!
  • LeGarde Mysteries Book Set - still on sale for one more week!
  • Special offers from Fellow Authors

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Some family secrets shouldn’t stay buried…  

Music professor Gus LeGarde and his wife Camille are looking forward to a relaxing vacation at Paines Creek Beach on beautiful Cape Cod. But Gus barely has a chance to feel the sand between his toes before a near-miss car accident drags him right into the middle of a local family feud — and a centuries-old mystery that’s begging to be solved.

As Gus is drawn further into the conflict between the Cooks and the McNabbs — two families with a grudge going all the way back to Colonial times — he and Camille keep uncovering more questions than answers. Where is the long-lost Cook family treasure? What’s really wrong with Beckett, the McNabb-side member who’s the father of young Jane Cook’s son? And who’s telling the truth about Beckett and Jane’s clandestine relationship: Jane’s grandfather, surly patriarch Albert Cook; or Beckett’s slightly odd parents?

Before long, mounting tension gives way to true danger as people start vanishing. And in the middle of a fast-brewing hurricane, Gus discovers the real secret at the heart of the feud: someone who will stop at nothing to make sure their side wins. Including murder.

Packed with shocking twists, exciting action, and fascinating tales of family lore and pirate treasure, Murder on the Brewster Flats is the first LeGarde Mysteries crossover novel with award-winning author Aaron Paul Lazar’s popular Paines Creek Beach series. Don’t miss this installment! 

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Lady Blues: forget-me-not - 99 cents!
(save $3.00 off regular price)
Past and present collide when an Alzheimer’s patient’s fragile memory holds the key to solving mysteries dating back to World War II—including a long lost secret love affair.
Music professor Gus LeGarde is just doing a favor for a friend when he agrees to play piano for church services at a local nursing home. He doesn’t expect to be drawn into a new friendship with an elderly Alzheimer’s patient dubbed “the music man” or to stumble across a decades-old mystery locked inside the man’s mind.
Octogenarian Kip Sterling doesn’t know his own name—but he speaks Gus’s language, spouting jazz terms like “cadence” and “interlude” and “riff.” He’s also obsessed with “his Bella,” but nobody knows who she is.
When Kip is given a new drug called Memorphyl, he starts to remember bits and pieces of his life. Gus learns Bella was Kip’s first and only love, but their relationship was shrouded in scandal. Intrigued, Gus agrees to help search for her. Could she still be alive?
Horrified when the miracle drug suddenly stops working and patients begin to backslide, Gus panics. Can he help Kip find his beloved Bella before his newfound memories disappear?

Read Excerpt
Read Excerpt from Lady Blues: forget-me not 
On Sale One More Week! 
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Today through : Jan 15th 2018

LeGarde Mysteries: a mystery/suspense boxed set


by Aaron Paul Lazar

Usual Price: 6.99 Sale: 1.99

The LeGarde Mysteries Boxed Set contains the first four books in Aaron Paul Lazar's award-winning Gus LeGarde mystery series.

Book 1. Double Forté - Gus LeGarde's life essentially ended four years ago, when his beloved wife leapt to her death. Today, Gus lavishes love on his family, trying to bury the pain. But trouble arrives when his arrogant son-in-law's business partner goes missing, and Gus's innocent friend is set up to take the fall.

Book 2. Upstaged - When Gus LeGarde agrees to play piano for the high school drama club's production of "Spirit Me Away," a sixties-style musical he wrote in college, he doesn't expect to face a barrage of menacing pranks played on his fiancée Camille and the drama club. Who's sabotaging the show? And what do they have against Camille? Gus must unravel the mystery before the backstage saboteur stakes his final, deadly claim.

Book 3. Mazurka - Join Gus LeGarde in this European rollercoaster ride where he unearths a scandalous family secret linked to a nineteenth century composer. When brother-in-law Siegfried is framed for a neo-Nazi’s murder, they’re plunged into a sizzling cat-and-mouse game where the stakes are lethal.

Book 4. FireSong - What would you do if your country church was hit by a rogue tornado during services? What if the shrieking winds unearthed the bones of a missing parishioner in a nearby wheat field? Now add the discovery of heroin in your elderly minister's bloodstream. When Gus LeGarde is thrown into the middle of the mess, he knows life has finally gone berserk in East Goodland, New York. Join Gus as he's lured into a bizarre network of underground tunnels to expose the most shocking discovery ever to rock the Genesee Valley.
Deals from Fellow Authors:
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By Georgia Rose

Usual Price: .99 Sale: FREE

Meet Emma Grayson, heroine of The Grayson Trilogy, a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories, for adults.
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Gun Kiss

By Khaled Talib

Usual Price: 5.99 Sale: 1.99

A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue… When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen. After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.
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Follow Cleo on her epic saga which begins when she abandoned by her mom at twelve. She has no other family which she is aware of, and in order to survive she leaves her home and lives on the streets. She meets interesting characters and gets into amusing predicaments all in the name of survival, such as jumping trains, being chased through the woods by a crazy man with a loaded shotgun and witnessing an unspeakable crime. After a few months on the streets she runs into another group of kids, Einstein is the oldest and a leader in the group, and they form a family of sorts. For survival and money they lean towards a life a crime which inevitably breaks up their family and sends Cleo and Einstein spiraling into their own adventure. Eventually they settle into a “normal” life however their pasts can’t be hushed forever …
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Start Date: 12-26-2017 End Date: 01-31-2018

Jetsetters

By S J Crabb

Usual Price: New Release Sale: .99

The crazy world of the Jetsetters. Warning, this book contains lots of sun, sea, sand and tequila. Four friends go crazy in Mexico with life-changing consequences.