Plugging the Coco’s Nuts’ Promo (again)

You’ve got Linda today.  I’ll just stick to the “message” on this lovely Monday.

Coco’s Nuts is available today (through the 17th) for a $0.99 and free promotion.

This cozy with grit (as the Boss likes to describe it ) revolves around our second case as professional P.I.s.  The three of us—Rey, JJ, and myself—endeavor to prove that our client, Buddy Feuer, once-socialite-Vassar-grad-turned-trucker, didn’t commit two murders.  The evidence is stacked against her, but we’re certain that Buddy’s been set up.  There’s also nutbar Coco Peterson, who’s been MIA since the murders went down; he plays a chief part in all that transpired.  We enjoy challenges, as you know, and Coco’s Nuts sends a few tests and trials our way.

Please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

Nuts for Coco’s Nuts’ Promo

The three of us flipped a coin (don’t ask) and I won—hey, it’s Rey again!  You know, I’m actually enjoying this.  Maybe I’ll become a blogger one day.

So-o, my friends, Coco’s Nuts is available today (through the 17th) for a $0.99 and free promotion.  Considering it’s so-o close to the holidays, why not think about stuffing a few friends’ stockings?

You may be wondering what this cozy (with grit) is about . . . ?  It’s our second “official” case, where the three of us—Linda, Cousin JJ, and me—intend to prove our client, Buddy Feuer, once-socialite-Vassar-grad-turned-trucker, didn’t commit two murders.  Despite what the evidence suggests, we’re positive that Buddy’s been set up.   There’s also super nutty Coco Peterson, who’s been MIA since the murders went down; he certainly plays a major part in all that went down, but man he’s a hard dude to find.  But we don’t give up, nope, not us; we’re as persistent as ants at a church picnic.

Linda says begging doesn’t become me, so I humbly ask that you check out Coco’s Nuts on Amazon . . . uh . . . plea-ease:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

Last Day for the Forever Poi Promotion . . . the Second for Coco’s Nuts

Ho-ho-how about a cozy (with a wee bit of grit) for the holiday stocking?  How about two?  Hey, it’s Rey again!

So, today I’m posting about two promos.  It’s the last day for Forever Poi and the the second for Coco’s Nuts.  Both feature three pretty private eyes—me, Cousin Jilly, and my best friend, Linda.

I’ll keep it short and sweet.  Both books are available for a $0.99 and free promotion.

Forever Poi has the three of us trying to figure out who set two trendy Chinatown art galleries on fire, and left a couple of corpses in the rubble.  There are a few suspects—like a self-absorbed gallery owner with a dicey past, an art consultant who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous, a risk-loving photographer, and an art manager with a shady past.

Coco’s Nuts has us aiming to prove our client, once-socialite-Vassar-grad-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, isn’t responsible for two murders.  She didn’t kill her boss, an infamous entrepreneur, any more than she murdered her best friend.  Despite what the evidence suggests, we’re sure that Buddy’s been set up.  Then there’s super nutty Coco Peterson, who’s been MIA since the murders went down.  He’s a central piece in this knotty puzzle.  The cast of curious characters sure keeps us on our toes.  But we’re good at what we do, even if we go about things a little, hmm, differently from our fellow P.I.s

You’d sure make my-uh-our day if you’d give one or both a read.

Please check us out on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Friday the 13th Double Whammy – LOL – Plugging the Forever Poi Promotion (Day 4) & Publicizing the Coco’s Nuts Promotion (Day 1)

It’s JJ today.  Like my colleagues, I’ll stick to the Boss’ post re the current promotion featuring Forever PoiBut I also have to tell you about Coco’s Nuts!

Let’s start with the ongoing promo first . . .

 The fourth book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, Forever Poi—which features Rey, Linda and me—is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10—14.

To give you an idea of what transpires, here’s the Boss’ summary:

Novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled [hmm, not sure about that], through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?

If you have family and friends who enjoy cozies with a little grit, then Forever Poi would make a nice little holiday gift.

And Coco’s Nuts is available for the same deal, starting today through the December 17, for $0.99 and a free promotion.

Here’s the Boss’ sum-up:

The Triple Threat Investigation Agency private eyes must prove their client, once-socialite-Vassar-grad-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, isn’t responsible for two murders.  She had no motive to kill her boss, an infamous entrepreneur, nor did she murder her best friend.  Despite what the evidence suggests, JJ, Rey and Linda are convinced that Buddy has been set up.  Nutty Coco Peterson, who has been MIA since the murders went down, appears to be a central piece in this perplexing puzzler. As the rookie P.I.s strive to uncover a killer amid yet another cast of curious and unconventional characters, they meet up with old acquaintances who may not have their best interests at heart.  Exploding bombs suggest they’ve ruffled feathers by asking too many questions.  Hopefully, they’ll obtain legitimate answers before something significant blows up—like the Triple Threat gals.

Coco’s Nuts blends mystery, mayhem, and humor . . . and could serve as the perfect little festivities’ break.

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

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The Forever Poi Promotion (Day 3)

Linda here.  Like Rey, I think I’ll stay true to the Boss’ post regarding the promotion of our fourth adventure.

 Forever Poi—featuring Rey, JJ, and myself—is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10th through the 14th.  You have a couple more days, but who’s counting?

The summary, per The Boss:

Novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled—like Rey, I don’t think we did either, but to each his or her own—through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?  [We did have our challenges.]

If you know someone who likes cozies with a little grit, then Forever Poi would make a lovely little stocking-stuffer.  You could treat yourself, too.

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Promoting the Forever Poi Promotion (Day 2)

Hey, it’s Rey!  I’m gonna stick to the Boss’ script regarding the promotion of our fourth exploit-uh-escapade-uh-case.

Forever Poi—the fourth Triple Threat Investigation Agency book featuring us fantastic female private eyes (that’s me, my cousin JJ and my BFF Linda) is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10th through the 14th.  Coo-ool, you’ve got a three more days.

As The Boss tells it: novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled [hey, I beg to differ] through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?  They certainly had us going!

Perhaps you know someone who likes cozies with a touch of grit?  Yeah?  Then Forever Poi is the perfect little stocking-stuffer (stuff it in yours, too).

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Promoting the Promotion (Forever Poi -Day 1)

Forever Poi—the fourth Triple Threat Investigation Agency book featuring female private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda—is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10 through the 14.  Woo-hoo (as Rey may say with a high-five and a grin).

Novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?

Perhaps you know someone who enjoys reading cozies with a little bit of grit?  If so, then Forever Poi might just be the perfect little stocking-stuffer (t’is the perfect time for giving, after all).

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.  FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Persistent Posts . . .

. . . every day this week.

Why, you may ask?  Because Forever Poi and Coco’s Nuts are being featured for a $0.99 and free promotion this week.  How exciting is that?  For moi, very!!!  <LOL>

As an FYI, Poi will be available December 10th through the 14th and Nuts December 13th through the 17th.  As such, the gals and I will post every day as a friendly reminder . . . and provide a link, of course.

Aloha from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency trio (JJ, Rey and Linda are hoping you’ll partake of the offerings).

Mahalo.

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Luau?

Linda was supposed to be on post patrol today, but she came down with a bug . . .  and had an “accident” all over my Prada bag.  Okay, faux Prada bag.  Either way, it wasn’t pretty.

In case ya haven’t guessed—hey, it’s Rey ya’ll.

JJ and I, and Linda if she’s better, are heading to a luau tomorrow, courtesy of Honey Konani, a friend we made during our Can-You-Hula-like-Hilo-Hattie case.  We’d helped find her son, Xavier.  He’d run away a number of times and was into crystal meth, the poor kid.  Fortunately, he got straightened out and is still on the straight and narrow—in great part to his love of surfing and a new girlfriend named Sunnie.

This family luau is going to be huge; they’re expecting 350 people!  That’s a heckuva luau.  And it promises to be a whole lotta fun.

For those not in the know (like me before I went Googling), a luau is a traditional Hawaiian gathering—a celebration that features entertainment, Hawaiian music and hula, and a ton of food.  Yummy delights include, but aren’t limited to: poi (mashed taro paste), poke (cubed ahi tuna, served raw and dressed with various sauces), lomi lomi salmon (a chilled, salty side dish of diced salmon), laulau (salty pork, chicken or fish wrapped in edible taro leaves on the inside and ti leaves on the outside) and haupia (coconut pudding, one of my favorites) and, of course, Kalua pig. WPlauaAB

Kalua pig—which is so delish (sorry my veggie friends)—is a traditional Hawaiian cooking technique which uses an imu, a sort of buried oven.  “Kālua”, as an FYI, actually means “to cook in an underground oven”.

Depending on where you look, luau means “feast” or “taro plant”.  The taro plant was part of a popular dish served during the great mega meal: chicken and taro-plant leaves were baked in coconut milk.  A luau was originally called ‘aha’aina, meaning “gathering meal”—aha for gathering and aina for meal—and brought together people to honor an important life event or accomplishment.

Prior to the 19th century, there were religious traditions related to the ‘aha’aina, which controlled the types of food eaten, who it was eaten with, and its symbolic meanings (like decency and strength).  Men and women didn’t eat together, and women and everyday people couldn’t eat specific exotic treats; this was only permitted by ancient Hawaiian chiefs and the King.

In 1819, King Kamehameha II ended the traditional practices and celebrated with a feast that allowed women to eat with the men.  . . . Over my shoulder, Linda mumbled something about this “demonstrating a dramatic shift in societal norms”.  Sure, whatever.  But it did give way to the modern-day luau.

As a fun fact, the largest luau took place in 1847 when Kamehameha III hosted a fab feast that featured the following:

271 pigs  /  482 poi-filled gourds  /  3,125 saltwater fish and 1,820 freshwater fish  /   2,245 coconuts  /  4,000 taro plants.

Now, that’s a lotta food.  Can you spell y-u-m?  (Think I’ll wear stretch pants for the festivity.)

Aloha!

Due Diligence = Writer’s Wisdom

Like many authors, the inbox of yours truly sees many promotional emails.  In fact, just the other day, I received an email from a happy-go-lucky sounding woman who offered to review my books.  She seemed lighthearted and friendly, and her services so suitable for an author’s marketing and profile-raising needs.  There was a fee of course, one that seemed quite reasonable.

After many (too many, LOL) years in the writing realm, I know better than to get suckered in, but her proposal did sound appealing.  Given the price, I was intrigued enough to consider it.  Thankfully, I did my due diligence, something I’ve frequently advocated people do before signing up for anything.

When doing what I like to call validation, I Google with “reviews for [insert name]” or a variation thereof.  Then I peruse several sites to get an overall feel for what’s what.  Lo and behold (and really no small surprise), I discovered that warnings had been posted about this individual—she’d solicited in past and was once again back in full swing.

Writer Beware is an outstanding site for learning about tricksters and frauds.  It’s been around for several years, founded in 1998 by Victoria Strauss and Ann Crispin.  In addition to providing details about scammers and schemers, they provide sage advice: WPbewareB

It’s debatable whether paid reviews are worth the money–even when provided by professional venues like Kirkus–let alone whether it’s worth paying a fee to some random amateur.”

Authors, don’t pay for book reviews. Even if the reviewer is competent.”

https://www.victoriastrauss.com/writer-beware

https://accrispin.blogspot.com

I also came across a wonderful, most helpful site run by Ruth Harris and Anne R. Allen, two publishing industry professionals endeavoring to assist “newer writers create their best possible work and launch it successfully into the marketplace.”

They also want to assist writers “avoid the pitfalls of this ever-more complex business, where unfortunately, a lot more people are making money from authors than for us.”

Their blog is chockablock full of valuable information, such as resources for writers.  Do check it out (and take a gander at the post on new writing scams in 2019).

https://annerallen.com

AnneRAllenblog

Due diligence truly does equal [gained] wisdom.  No matter how great something sounds, always, always, always investigate.  Know what you’re “signing up” for.