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Renee Benzaim
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. . . American Writer of the Det. Annie Avants Series
. . . American Writer of the Det. Annie Avants Series

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I have a gift for all of you who enjoy my Det. Annie Avants series. Until the end of December, the first book in the series, CAUSE OF DEATH is free. Download it from iBooks, NOOK, KOBO, Amazon UK, and SmashWords (in many formats). Enjoy - and thank you!

Here are the links:
iBooks: http://apple.co/1TxJ3HX
KOBO: http://bit.ly/1Q0LWSQ
SmashWords: http://bit.ly/1Tr5pdW
NOOK: http://bit.ly/1vH8sB
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1nCGUij
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I already read this great book and it's a FIVE STAR all the way! Great Job, Sue Coletta!
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2015?... Bienvenue
Sauter du bateau, courir sur le quai, traverser la Seine, monter à cheval
et attraper la lune...

Bonne année  :-)

#paris   #parisphotography   #moon   #friday   #happynewyear2015  
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I am excited to announce that the pre-order phase has ended and Green Witch, Dead Witch is now available for purchase as an ebook. The paperback version will be available in a week or two.

I am keeping the introductory price of $2.99 in place until the end of the year.

Here is a description of the book:

WITCHES IN BAKERSFIELD???
Two women, one man, are dead. All three were solitary green witches who met from time-to-time to share rituals and festivals. Not a coven, just a group of like-minded individuals who preferred to practice their witchcraft alone.

The first two deaths appeared to be accidental, but the third death was an obvious murder. Each death occurred in a different area of Kern County - in different jurisdictions - which made it unlikely any connection would be made between the deaths.

The third body was found in an outlying area of Kern County, which put it in the jurisdiction of the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The detective team assigned to investigate this homicide consists of Lead Detective Annie Avants and her partner, Detective Tom Weston. As the initial investigation begins, they find nothing to make them suspect that this murder is connected to any other death in Kern County.

Clem Moonstone is a solitary green witch who owns a metaphysical shop in Bakersfield. She and Annie Avants have been friends for many years. When Annie and Tom attend the funeral of the victim whose death they are investigating, Annie is surprised to see Clem there. Clem explains to Annie that the young woman whose funeral they are attending is the third person in her circle of friends to die during the past few months.

Annie's gut instinct tells her to look into the previous two deaths. Clem gives her the names of the other two people and the locations where their bodies were found. After Annie obtains the files and begins to research their deaths, she comes to the chilling conclusion that the first two deaths may not have been so "accidental" and that all three victims may have died at the hands of a serial killer.
It appears someone is killing the witches of Bakersfield

This book is available at all Amazon stores, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and in various other formats through SmashWords
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 AT LAST - SOUTHERN SECRETS IS READY!

I'm happy to announce that SOUTHERN SECRETS, Det. Annie Avants Series #3, is now available as an eBook at all outlets - SmashWords, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and all Amazon outlets!

In the next week or two, it will also be available in paperback from CreateSpace.

Here's a synopsis:

SECRET SOCIETY - HIDDEN TREASURE - REBEL GOLD - MURDER

Det. Annie Avants' cousin lives in Mena, Arkansas, and has discovered three journals written by one of his ancestors between 1919 and 1921 explaining how he accidently became involved with the KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. The journals give the locations of some of the biggest caches of 'rebel gold' hidden during the Civil War.

For years, Zachary Avants has tracked down abandoned family homesteads, looking for information on the lives of his long-dead relatives. Deep in the Ouachita Forest, he finds a caved in cellar where a cabin once stood.

When he climbs into the cellar, he notices an indentation in the back wall of the root cellar. Digging carefully, he uncovers a seaked cast-iron skillet.

Inside the skillet, wrapped carefully in oilcloth, Zack finds three journals that had been kept by someone with first-hand knowledge of the KGC during the Civil War - his great grandfather, Orris Avants.

When Zack takes the journals to a cafe in Hatfield to show them to his friend, Luke, their conversation is overheard and passed on to the KGC. The KGC wants the journals at any cost.

The FBI is also interested in the KGC and their secret caches. Special Agent Connor Smith makes it his mission to acquire the journals and recover as much of the stolen loot as possible.

A tragedy in California wakes Zack up to the significance of his find. He finally realizes that he, his family, and his friends are in danger.

HERE ARE SOME PLACES TO FIND SOUTHERN SECRETS

SMASHWORDS: Southern Secrets at SmashWords

AMAZON:   Southern Secrets at Amazon  (Also available at all other countries where amazon has a store)

BARNES & NOBLE:  Southern Secrets at Barnes & Noble

APPLE iBooks:  Southern Secrets on iBooks (and all apple outlets in various countries)

GOOD READS: Southern Secrets on Good Reads

FLIPKART:  Southern Secrets at Flipkart
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An excellent training session given by Mark Coker of SmashWords on how to reach readers at Apple iBooks.  

How to Reach Readers at Apple iBooks - Merchandising Secrets for Indie Authors (Tutorial Series #5)
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Hello everyone!

Hop over to Good Reads and enter to win one (or both) of the Detective Annie Avants crime fiction series books.

The first book is the 5*** rated crime thriller CAUSE OF DEATH:

Meet Robbery/Homicide Det. Annie Avants and her partner, Det. Tom Weston of the Kern County Sheriff's Office. In this farm community, someone is abducting and killing young Hispanic females. His weapon of choice - black widow spiders. Cause of Death is a spine-chilling thriller that keeps you guessing until the last minute - and makes you wonder about the "normal" people in your life.

Go to this link to enter the CAUSE OF DEATH giveaway:  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/67790-cause-of-death  
The second in the series is the 5*** rated suspense mystery DAMAGE CONTROL:

Detectives Annie Avants and Tom Weston tackle one of the most perplexing murder mysteries since they became partners. The crime victim is a well-respected attorney. He has gone missing and the only criminal evidence is his car with blood on the passenger seat.. Before they can understand the criminal mind of the killer, another person goes missing! Is a serial killer stalking Bakersfield?

Go to this link to enter the DAMAGE CONTROL giveaway:  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/67795-damage-control

Good Luck!!!

http://reneebenzaim.com/reading/free-giveaway-on-good-reads
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The sequel to Renee Benzaim's highly-acclaimed 5 Star novel, Cause of Death, is now available on Amazon.

DAMAGE CONTROL is set in Bakersfield, California and features Detective Annie Avants and her partner, Detective Tom Weston, Robbery/Homicide detectives with the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

In DAMAGE CONTROL, Detectives Annie Avants and Tom Weston tackle one of the most perplexing murder mysteries since they became partners. The crime victim is a well-respected PI attorney. He has gone missing and the only criminal evidence is his car with blood on the passenger seat. Before they can understand the criminal mind of the killer, another person goes missing! Is a serial killer stalking Bakersfield? 

http://www.amazon.com/Damage-Control-Det-Annie-Avants/dp/1492816523/
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The foundational marketing principle -- know your audience -- can also help you write a better book. Here are some ways that knowing your audience will improve content as well as book sales.
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Only 10 days left to download a FREE sample (30%) of DAMAGE CONTROL, the 2nd in the Detective Annie Avants Series set in Kern County, California.
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