Saturday, February 02, 2019

Bloomfield Family Fire Relief

Hello, friends.
 
I have never done this before, but my heart is breaking for these poor local families who lost everything in a terrible fire on the coldest night of the year so far. It reached minus 25-30 windchill that night and the fire started at midnight. The apartments are located directly beside a business that Dale and I do work for in our spare time/weekends - we weave antique chairs, a skill we learned many eons ago from my mother. So we know the gal who started this GoFundMe project and we trust her implicitly. Martha actually risked her neck to go into the wreckage to save the beautiful cat you'll see in the photo.

Anyway, this fire completely destroyed the building and the families lost everything. They have donations from the Red Cross, but no place to put them because they have no homes. See Martha's post in GoFundMe if you would like to help.

I promise not to post requests like this in the future - I just wanted to help if I could, and I know many of you wonderful readers and writers have great, big, huge hearts. ;o)

Best wishes always,

Aaron Paul Lazar
www.lazarbooks.com

https://www.gofundme.com/f/bloomfield-family-fire-relief
 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

New Book by Aaron Lazar - The Asylum

https://www.amazon.com/Asylum-Carmen-Garcia-Bittersweet-Hollow-ebook/dp/B07MXFCWLJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548507944&sr=8-1&keywords=the+asylum%2C+lazar
 
Hi, folks.
 
How are you all doing? Surviving this crazy winter? Last weekend we had a huge snowstorm. It was only the third significant storm since November, but it dumped well over a foot of snow on us with tons of gigantic drifts. Before we got a path shoveled for them, my poor dogs had to pee on the back porch! See Balto, below, with the appalled expression on his face. 
 
Temps dropped to MINUS six on Monday, and a few days later, it rained all day in the forties! Crazy, huh? For those of you in the warmer climates, I hope you're enjoying your nice weather!
 
I can't believe January's almost gone. One more month for us of guaranteed cold and snow, then comes March, where we sometimes get nice little hints of spring. Or sometimes we get another monster snowstorm, lol. 
 
Our grill on the back porch always gets this tall mound of snow on it, and my four-year-old grandson Chris insists it's a snowman. So, of course, we go out and give him eyes, a carrot nose, a scarf (not easy on a grill!), and a hat. 
 
Although I'd love to go on and on about my grandchildren and how they've kept us in stitches during this cold weather, I should probably talk about books, huh?
 
After a very long wait, my 28th book, The Asylum, is now ready to order! This novella was first released last year as part of the limited edition USA Today Bestselling boxed set, Love Under Fire. The Asylum features Carmen Garcia, granddaughter to Rosita Garcia, who appeared in Devil's Spring, book 3 of the Bittersweet Hollow romantic suspense series. Set on the wintry coast of Maine, it's a fun read and will be available on March 1st, 2019. I've set the price at 99 cents, but it will go up to the usual $3.99 soon thereafter. ;o) Print and audiobooks to follow. Check out the cover and synopsis, below. 
 
 
Keep safe and warm!
 
All my best,
 
USA Today Bestselling Author Aaron Paul Lazar
www.lazarbooks.com

 
Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy. 

Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at St. Michael’s Asylum, 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. 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 whom she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient passages snaking beneath the two-hundred-year old monastery? 

Something’s off in the asylum, and when nothing seems to add up, Carmen and Micah unite to uncover the truth.

When staff members learn she’s on to them, the threats begin. Can Carmen report her findings before she ends up in the icy Atlantic?

Set on the rugged Maine coast in the dead of winter, The Asylum 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.

Order The Asylum Here

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Giving Thanks 2018


Hi, folks.
 
I hope you are all warm and safe. We had a FOOT of snow a week ago, in November! Usually we can't count on such substantial snowfall 'til January. It is beautiful, though. My daughter, Allison, took Chris out to play in the white stuff and they built the snowman he's been begging to make for the past month! I kept telling him we couldn't do it until we had "enough" snow. That morning, he asked, "Is it enough, Papa?" I laughed and said, "Absolutely!" It wasn't good packing snow, but they managed to make a little snowman anyway. ;o) And it sure makes for good reading weather, doesn't it?
 
How is your November going so far? Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I'm so thankful for family and friends, and very thankful for you, my friends and readers! Below you'll find a bunch of specials that will save you money if you need some more food for your Kindle. ;o
 
Most of my family came on Thanksgiving and I cooked up a feast, as usual. How was your day? Did you host your family or visit at someone else's place? Either way, I hope it was enjoyable!
 
Here's wishing you a very happy holiday season.
 
Always,
 
Aaron
USA Today Bestselling Author
 

  
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I couldn't help but share this Thanksgiving photo from quite a few years ago. That's mischievous Gordie (now 15), Julian (now 16), and our little princess, Bella (now 10). 
 
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Once again, I want to thank our military personnel for all they do for our country. This boxed set is donating 50% of the profits to Pets for Vets, which will help house and train unwanted dogs and cats as well as help Vets in need. We are so thankful for our servicemen and women and for the great people at Pets for Vets!
 
After our long wait, Love Under Fire is finally available. I'm so thankful that we just learned it has became a USA Today BESTSELLER on November 18th, 2018. What a thrill!
 
Now you can read any or all of the 21 novels in the set, including my unpublished novel, The Asylum. If you haven't grabbed your copy yet, it's still 99 cents for a couple more days, then the price goes up to $4.99. ;o) 
 
If you have read The Asylum or any of the books in the set and liked them, would you consider posting a review on Amazon? We'd all be very grateful! Thank you!
 
On sale now for 99 cents on Amazon, FOR THE BIRDS, book 1 in the Tall Pines Mystery series, set in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Have any of you been there before? It's so amazing - lakes, rivers, woods, mountains...six million acres! I'd love to know what you think of Marcella and Quinn... and of course, Ruby. ;o)
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No one could accuse Marcella Hollister’s family of being normal. Her gorgeous Native American husband, Quinn, has a compulsive cleaning problem—which works for her, since she gets a pass on housework. Her mother, who insists on being called Thelma, lives to irritate her husband. And then, there’s Ruby. Sometimes Marcella’s not sure who Quinn loves more…his wife, or his prize parakeet.

After Marcella’s beloved stepfather passes away, leaving a sizable inheritance, the family heads to the scenic Adirondacks for a much-needed vacation at the prestigious Adirondack National Bird Show. But things soon take a strange turn—a bizarre accident involving Thelma, Ruby, and an electrified hotel pool has Thelma asking for crackers and Ruby suddenly spouting Thelma’s favorite phrases.

Then Thelma is kidnapped—and Marcella learns that the inheritance her stepfather left may be connected to the largest unsolved bank heist in U.S. history.

Now Marcella and Quinn must contend with an eccentric bird psychic, mysterious white vans, aggressive FBI agents, and a dangerous chase through the mountains as they rush to find her mother, with only Ruby’s newly acquired “Thelma-vision” to guide them. Can they uncover the secrets buried with her stepfather before it’s too late?
 
  • 2011 ForeWord Book Awards, FINALIST in Mystery
  • 2012 Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Top 10 Reads
 
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The first book in the 12 book LeGarde Mystery series is FREE. Check out this romantic wintry mystery on Amazon. 
 
After four lonely years, music professor Gus LeGarde is still reeling from the death of his wife Elsbeth. To deal with the loss, he plays endless Chopin etudes on his piano and lavishes love on his grandson and dog, but nothing lessens the pain.

Life spirals out of control when Gus heads for the snow-covered hills on an early morning skiing excursion to find a mute child shackled to a bedpost in a cabin. Gus rescues the child but the kidnapper, Baxter, escapes into the woods to stew in hot revenge.

Unexpectedly thrown together with Camille, a social worker who takes the child into her own home, Gus falls hard. The first woman who’s stirred his soul since his Elsbeth, Camille is polite enough toward him -- but her own dark secrets have her pulling away despite the mutual attraction.

When Gus’s little grandson goes missing, he fears the worse. Does Baxter have the little boy? Does he want to trade for the mute child? Gus braces for the fight of his life, struggling to protect Camille and his family before time runs out.
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“Double Forté is a satisfyingly riveting tale with an appealing hero, whose love of music and gourmet food is as fundamental as his courage.” Laurel Wemett, Finger Lakes Magazine

ForeWord Book of the Year Award FINALIST

 
 


 
 

Friday, September 07, 2018

Mystery Lovers Mega Sale! (Sept 7-9)

http://writeravamallory.wixsite.com/avamallory/mystery-lovers-mega-sale
Hi, folks!

Just a quick post today to let you know about this amazing weekend deal. Tons of books to choose from - all mysteries! All are free or 99 cents!

Hope you can take advantage of these amazing selections. ;o)

Two of my books are also included - Double Forte', book 1 in the LeGarde Mystery series (FREE) and Under the Ice, also in the same series (99 cents).

Enjoy!!

MYSTERY LOVERS MEGA SALE

 

Have a great weekend, all!

 

Aaron Paul Lazar

www.lazarbooks.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Get 21 amazing novels for 99 cents!!! What a deal!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Under-Fire-Judith-Lucci-ebook/dp/B07GCTP7CJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1535653982&sr=1-1&keywords=love+under+fire


Hello, fellow book lovers!

I'm sorry I've been a little distant this summer. I've been dealing with so many family issues, and also had to get a little surgery on my poor nose because of not wearing sunscreen as a child. Ugh! It was not fun, but it's healing up pretty well and I'm glad to say it's all behind me. So wear your sunscreen, folks!!!

Meanwhile, I'm honored to be part of LOVE UNDER FIRE, an amazing boxed set with 20 other authors. My offering is The Asylum, a brand new novella that's a spin off from Devil's Spring, book 3 in the Bittersweet Hollow series.

https://books2read.com/LoveUnderFire
You really ought to take a look, because each author is outstanding. I've been reading some of the excerpts today, and wow! These folks are really talented. ;o)

Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy.   Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at St. Michael’s Asylum, 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. 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 whom she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient passages snaking beneath the two-hundred-year old monastery?   Something’s off in the asylum, and when nothing seems to add up, Carmen and Micah unite to uncover the truth.   When staff members learn she’s on to them, the threats begin. Can Carmen report her findings before she ends up in the icy Atlantic?  Set on the rugged Maine coast in the dead of winter, The Asylum 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. You can pre-order this amazing 21 boxed set today on Amazon. Romantic suspense at its best - what a deal! Help us raise money for PETS FOR VETS. ;o) It'll go "live" on November 13th, but is only available for a very limited time before it's whisked off the market.

Here's a blurb from The Asylum, featuring Rosita, Rocco, and Carmen Garcia, Rosita's daughter.

Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy.

Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at St. Michael’s Asylum, 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. 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 whom she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient passages snaking beneath the two-hundred-year old monastery?

Something’s off in the asylum, and when nothing seems to add up, Carmen and Micah unite to uncover the truth.

When staff members learn she’s on to them, the threats begin. Can Carmen report her findings before she ends up in the icy Atlantic?

Set on the rugged Maine coast in the dead of winter, The Asylum 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.

Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy.   Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at St. Michael’s Asylum, 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. 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 whom she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient passages snaking beneath the two-hundred-year old monastery?   Something’s off in the asylum, and when nothing seems to add up, Carmen and Micah unite to uncover the truth.   When staff members learn she’s on to them, the threats begin. Can Carmen report her findings before she ends up in the icy Atlantic?  Set on the rugged Maine coast in the dead of winter, The Asylum 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.

Here’s a rundown of the titles:

Kathryn Knight - The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
Stephanie Queen - Ace Under Fire
Casi McLean - Reign Of Fire
Valerie J. Clarizio – The Code Enforcer
Chris Patchell - Deception Bay
Aaron Paul Lazar - The Asylum: a Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel
Alyssa Richards - Chasing Secrets
K.M. Hodge - Summer of ‘78
Pamela Fagan Hutchins - Buckle Bunny
Judith Lucci – RUN for your life
Stephany Tullis – Blue Lady’s MISSION UNDER FIRE
Fiona Quinn – Cold Red
Anna Celeste Burke – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire
Margaret A. Daly- Monsters in my Closet
Linda Watkins - The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning
Tamara Ferguson - Two Hearts Under Fire
Suzanne Jenkins - Running with Horses
Inge-Lise Goss – Diamonds and Lies
S.R. Mallery – Tender Enemies
Jinx Schwartz - Baja Get Away
Uvi Poznansky - Virtually Lace

Have a great rest of August!!

Happy reading,

Aaron Paul Lazar
www.lazarbooks.com



Monday, June 18, 2018

Love Under Fire - Cover Reveal!

Happy "Almost" Summer!

 
Who doesn’t love a cover reveal?  It’s so exciting to see the “face” of a book you’ve been working on, or in this case, the box set you’re contributing to.  That’s right, I’m part of a incredible Romantic Suspense Box Set, Love Under Fire, with 21 tales of thrilling romantic suspense, mystery, and danger—all NEW stories from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Bestselling Authors.  

The best part? We’re donating a large portion of our proceeds to Pets for Vets, a charity that pairs rescued animals with military vets in need of companion animals.  I am thrilled about this. Rescuing animals and helping our vets are such important issues. ;o)

To get the ball rolling and maximize visibility, we’re offering the entire set for 99 cents—yes, 99 pennies for 21 books—if you Pre-order NOW. That means you can order the set today, and have it hit your e-reader on release day, November 13th, automatically—a fun surprise just in time for holiday travels and a little escapism when the chaos of the season gets too stressful, or a snowstorm gives you some time to unwind. 

While it’s true that just a few 99 cent purchases might not make up a considerable donation, we’re going for thousands of downloads, with so many authors participating and a deal too good to pass up. We hope you’ll help us meet our goal, and enjoy the stories and perhaps find some new authors to love!

Okay, without further ado…here it is, the box set cover of LOVE UNDER FIRE! 

What do you think? I also adore my personal cover for the story I’m contributing, The Asylum: a Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel. (Scroll down for that cover reveal, as well.)

Here’s a rundown of the titles:

Kathryn Knight - The Haunting of Hillwood Farm
Stephanie Queen - Ace Under Fire
Casi McLean - Reign Of Fire
Valerie J. Clarizio – The Code Enforcer
Chris Patchell - Deception Bay
Aaron Paul Lazar - The Asylum: a Carmen Garcia romantic suspense novel
Alyssa Richards - Chasing Secrets
K.M. Hodge - Summer of ‘78
Pamela Fagan Hutchins - Buckle Bunny
Judith Lucci – RUN for your life
Stephany Tullis – Blue Lady’s MISSION UNDER FIRE
Fiona Quinn – Cold Red
Anna Celeste Burke – Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire
Margaret A. Daly- Monsters in my Closet
Linda Watkins - The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning
Tamara Ferguson - Two Hearts Under Fire
Suzanne Jenkins - Running with Horses
Inge-Lise Goss – Diamonds and Lies
S.R. Mallery – Tender Enemies
Jinx Schwartz - Baja Get Away
Uvi Poznansky - Virtually Lace

If you'd like to see a little bit more about the stories, check out Uvi Poznansky's post here: https://uviart.blogspot.com/2018/06/want-to-know-what-each-one-of-21-novels.html

Pre-order links are now up for Love Under Fire, everywhere but Amazon, which will go live on August 13th.  If you have a Nook, iTunes, or Kobo account, help us—and Pets for Vets--out and get your copy today!  Thanks and please share the news to all your reader friends!

Available to Pre-Order on Kindle beginning August 13th!




One more goodie for you - I am giving away one of the LeGarde Mystery series eBooks this week from June 18 - 23rd: Under the Ice. This won't happen for another few years, so if you haven't read this one (book 9 of 12; they can be read in any order), then go ahead and download your freebie!

https://www.amazon.com/Under-Ice-LeGarde-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00RBU83YM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529347005&sr=8-1&keywords=under+the+ice


Camille’s new life is going well. She’s remarried to her new love, Gus LeGarde, and her teenage daughter is finally flourishing. But the specter of her past always hovers nearby—and memories of abuse haunt her.


When her ex-husband gets out of jail, Camille’s world crumbles. Shelby is lured to the madman’s hideaway in the worst ice storm of the century, prompting a desperate race to rescue her from the icy shores of Keuka Lake.

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

Start:Mar 30, 2018 10:10 AM PDT
End:Apr 6, 2018 11:59 PM PDT
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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
 
Start:Mar 30, 2018 3:34 AM PDT
End:Apr 13, 2018 11:59 PM PDT
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