The Resting Place is Now Available!

 

THE RESTING PLACE EBOOK COMPLETE

When a string of robberies lead to homicide, Detective Kathryn Lincoln must face a new threat – a malevolent young woman named Paige Levy, and her disillusioned partner with a dangerous past. After their first confrontation leaves Kathryn hospitalized, it feels like only the first of a series of disasters which turn her world upside down.

Abandoned by her lover, wracked with guilt over sending her sister to rehab, and with huge departmental changes at work, can Kathryn hold it together long enough to find Paige and stop her?

Griffith delivers an emotional thriller around themes concerning startling loss, uncompromising violence, and hope. The author not only raises the question of gray area justice, but also the relationships built when we feel all is lost.

Pick up the second Detective Lincoln mystery, following the events of The Runaway Train, for FREE this weekend only!  To celebrate the novel’s release, it will be discounted in price the next two days and throughout August.

I’m currently working on the print edition of The Resting Place!  It will be released this fall, so stay tuned!

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2 Kindle Deals That Won’t Last Long!

Today, you can get the first two Montana Marrenger books starting at .99 cents!
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This is the best time for you to get into the series, and the Countdown Deals aren’t going to last forever! This means that every day, the cost will gradually return to it’s original list price.

Sure, I may be short changing myself by listing Monsoon Morning, a full length novel, at .99 cents, but you know what? That’s not the point. The point is that I want to share my work with all of you. I want you to fall in love with these characters and feel the intensity of the cases. YOU are the reason I write these stories!
Grab them while the sale lasts!
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Tanglewood Release, Plus A Free Gift!

TanglewoodCover_f_paths.inddGood news for Montana Marrenger fans.
The Runaway Train is having a free run until 10/23 starting TODAY!
It’s my gift to you in celebration of my newest release!
Tanglewood, the third book in my Montana Marrenger Mysteries, has finally been published! Here’s a free sample for Tanglewood, if you’re wanting to check it out here first.  Enjoy!

 


Chapter One
November, 1994

“When’s Dad coming home?”
Maggie whirled around to find her little brother standing in the kitchen doorway.  His brown hair was tussled and there were pillow crease marks that made a bizarre tapestry of lines and circles along his cheek.  “You’re up early, Aiden.  Are you hungry?”
“Yeah,” he said in a squeaky voice that made her want to scoop him up in her arms.  He pulled out a chair from the small kitchen table and climbed into it.  “Where’s Dad?
“He’s at work.  Don’t worry, though.  He’ll be back before you know it.”
She turned towards the window.  The soft glow of morning revealed falling snow outside.  It was heavier now, and she just knew they would get another couple of inches added to the three feet that accumulated overnight.
Wind swirled up out of the trees lining the back yard.  The birch and cedars were the beginning of a large expanse of woods behind the house.  Their skeletal limbs trembled and creaked against the gusts.
“Daddy hates it when it snows.”  She washed her hands in the sink, observing the winter storm that had every school in the county closed.
“How could anybody hate snow?”  Aiden turned a confused expression towards her.  “I love snow!  Everyone loves it.  You can have snowball fights, you can build snowmen… You can even build a snow fort!”
“You’d like that, wouldn’t you?”  She stepped away from the sink, pulled a carton of eggs from the fridge, and cracked one into a cast iron skillet that had already been heated up for herself.  “It’s not that Dad hates snow, exactly.  It’s more that he hates driving in it.”
Aiden followed her movements with wide eyes.  “Why?”
“Well.”  She glanced at him and smiled at the superman pajamas that rose up just underneath his knees.  “Driving in the snow can be kind of tough.  It’s hard to see the road.”  She scrambled the egg with a spatula.  “Hey, I thought we got rid of those pajamas?”
“Nope.”
“They don’t fit you very well anymore, kiddo.  We should put them in a box and take them to Goodwill with the other clothes from last winter.”  She scooped the egg onto a plate, poured a glass of orange juice, and set them on the table in front of him.  “I thought dad told you to do that.”
“He did.”  He forked the eggs into his mouth as though he hadn’t eaten in a week.  “It’s just that these are my favorite.”
“That may be true,” she said while cracking two more eggs into the skillet.  “But somewhere out there is another little boy who may not have any pajamas to wear at all.  Just remember that.”
He gulped the juice and wiped his mouth with the back of his sleeve.  “Maybe his mom and dad should buy him some.”
She aimed the spatula at him with her eyebrows raised.  “My point exactly.”
Hail pinged against the window, startling her.  Outside, the wind howled and the snow blew across the yard in sheets.
Aiden was oblivious to the raging storm outside.  “Do you think Dad will help me build a snow fort today?”
She glanced at the digital clock on the stove.  Their father had never been this late coming home from work before, and the thought of road conditions made a spark of panic race along her spine.  Her hand shook when she scooped the eggs onto the plate.
“Maybe.”  She said in a soft tone she hoped didn’t betray her worry.   The thought of food suddenly made her stomach churn, but she dug into the eggs with a fork anyway.  “Maybe all three of us will.”

Chapter Two
February, 2011

His breath came in short stabbing rasps.  Branches grabbed at his sweater.  Twigs slapped against his face.  It was useless to even try to be quiet when every cracking stick under his boots exploded in the stillness of the woods.
A sharp incline to his left revealed a glittering stream.  He grabbed onto a branch to keep from sliding down the hill.  His steamy breath blossomed in the frigid air as he examined the chilly water below.
Had the stranger followed him this far?  He wondered if he should turn back, climb into his pickup truck, and head to the warmth of the fireplace at home.
A snap sounded somewhere behind him.  He heard the crunch of snow.

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Things To Come

 

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There are a whole lot of you who have read The Runaway Train, and moved along to book one in my Montana Marrenger Series called The Truth About Alex. To all of my fans out there, thank you very much for your support!

You haven’t seen the last of this case.
There. I said it. The events that take place during The Runaway Train set into motion something bigger, something a bit more complex, than the original story explains. Some of my critics declare that the only fault of the book is it’s length, but I assure you, the length was entirely intentional. Very much on purpose. Just wait. You’ll see.
The Runaway Train serves as a sort of introduction to Selena “Montana” Marrenger, and if you want to check out a sample, then click HERE AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

The Coming Rain – Part 2

girl-rain-walk_086672Monsoon Morning is now with my beta readers!

This definitely makes me happy!  It took a lot longer than expected to get this book prepped for betas, but it’s done at last!  I just sent it off yesterday, and I’m already eagerly awaiting their response!  Patience is the name of the game here, I guess, so it’s time to do what I do best: Move on to the next project!  I’m already ten chapters into the next novella, so there’s a very good chance that it will be released around the same time that Monsoon Morning is!  Pretty exciting, right?  I know, you can barely contain yourself.  Same here.  No worries.
When I do hear back from betas, corrections will have to be made before sending it at last to my editor.  Hopefully, the corrections will not be a mile and a half long.  Nobody wants that.  No sir.
Monsoon Morning is book three in my Montana Marrenger Mysteries, and is my first full length novel.  If you’ve missed the other two books, or need to catch up, head on over to my books page and grab your copies before book three comes out!

“This is a case I won’t be forgetting anytime soon,”
-Selena “Montana” Marrenger

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My first mystery, The Runaway Train is FREE!!

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The Runaway Train is part of the Kindle Countdown Deal going on right now, making it absolutely FREE for a limited time! If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, please let me know what you think!  This free edition includes the first five chapters of The Truth About Alex, a new About the Author page, and pancakes.  (Author not responsible if edition doesn’t include said pancakes).

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Fall Novella

Alright, guys.  Even though I am finishing up the final draft of Monsoon Morning, that doesn’t mean that I’ve been sitting around and ignoring my projects.  I’m currently enrolled in a fall workshop where I’m hammering away at a novella that serves as an introduction to the lead character in Monsoon.  The novella is called The Runaway Train, and I will be presenting it to all of you for free!  You like free stuff, right?  Sure ya’ do.