Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Agatha Nominees

I just read on DorothyL that two L & L Dreamspell authors have been nominated for an Agatha Award in Murder New York Style, an anthology published by (who else?) L & L Dreamspell. This brings well-earned attention to a great publisher after only one year in business!

Best Short Story"Casino Gamble", by Nan Higginson (Murder New York Style, L & L Dreamspell)
"Death Will Clean Your Closet", by Elizabeth Zelvin (Murder New York Style, L & L Dreamspell)


Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Books - New Authors!

It's been a long time since I've posted on our team blog - and it's not because there's nothing new. On the contrary, we have a lot of great new books by our team of fantastic authors!
Since last fall we've released two mystery anthologies - "Dead and Breakfast" by the Final Twist Mystery writers - a collection of short mystery stories all set in Bed and Breakfast Inns. Also "Murder New York Style" by the New York/Tri State chapter of the Sisters in Crime. It's theme is "New York" - and includes 21 great short stories.
We also released the latest in the "Third Eye" mystery series by Sylvia Dickey Smith - "Deadly Sins - Deadly Secrets" - and Betty Gordon's legal mystery "Murder in the Third Person."
Veteran author Pauline Baird Jones penned a Sci-Fi romance novel - "The Key" - it's her best book ever, and was on the best seller list at Fictionwise (in ebook format) - of course it's also available in print form (as are all our books!)
Our author John Foxjohn wrote another novel in his David Mason series - "Cold Tears" - and it was just named NUMBER ONE MYSTERY in the Preditors and Editors readers poll - congratulations John! (also note that his historical fiction novel "Journey of the Spirit" was named number TWO in the same Preditors and Editors poll, in the mainstream category!)
We published "Left at Georgetown" by David Ciambrone - his first novel with L&L Dreamspell, but not the first in his "Virginia Davies" mystery series.
If you are a dog lover you'll want to check out Cherri Galbiati's first in her new "American Service Searchers" series titled "The Scent of Money" - a "cozy" style mystery novel.
And just to prove we aren't only publishing mysteries - we released the first novel by new author Christine Prebler - a dark erotic adventure titled "Vampires at the Opera" - an interesting blend of the characters from two classic stories - Dracula, and the Phantom of the Opera.
Also we just released "The Bodyguard and the Rock Star" - a romance novel full of action and adventure. It's Christy Tillery French's first book with L&L Dreamspell, but not her first novel in the "Bodyguard" series.
Lisa and I are extremely pleased with all the great new books and authors - we wish them great success - be sure to visit our website and read more about them!
And stay tuned - we've added even more new authors, and we'll be bringing you a lot of new books in 2008!
Joining the team are: Laura Elveback - author of the upcoming mystery "Less Dead" - Caitlyn Hunter - author of the upcoming romance "Snow Shadows" - June Venable - author of the upcoming young adult novel "Hannah's Journey" - and there's more!
We are publishing the second mystery anthology novel by the Final Twist mystery writers group, and have added in these new participating authors: Cornelia Amiri, Loretta Wheeler, Charlotte and Mark Phillips, and Shirley Wetzel.
One more note - author John Foxjohn's latest David Mason mystery novel, "Color of Murder" will be released this fall!
Happy reading - Linda - L&L Dreamspell