Monday, May 16, 2022

Get Every Book in the Mind Sleuth Series for Less than a Buck

As the reviewer from the Wishing Shelf Book Awards said about A Wrinkle in the Mind, "This is a ´stand alone´ novel but I´d still recommend reading them in order. Why not? You'll have a blast!" 

So, I'll make "having a blast" easy by putting all four previous books on sale, now through May 18.

Book 1, Of Half a Mind, is $0.99.

“Intriguing, compelling story that gave me goosebumps! The characters are likeable, the science is intriguing and the twists unpredictable.”

Pick up a copy HERE

The box set, A Mind Sleuth Triple, is $2.99. It includes books 2, 3, and 4.

Three Award-Winning Books
840 Pages of Twists, Turns, and Suspense

Pick up the box set HERE


And you can still pre-order A Wrinkle in the Mind for $0.99 until May 18. Pre-order your copy HERE

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Congratulations to the Goodreads Giveaway Winners

The Goodreads Giveaway of a Wrinkle in the Mind ended at midnight (Pacific time) May 14. One hundred lucky winners will be receiving their Kindle copy from Amazon in a few days when the book releases.

If you weren't lucky enough to win a copy (sorry about that), you can still get one for the special pre-order price of 99 cents through May 18.

Pre-order your copy HERE

Monday, May 9, 2022

Still Time to Enter the Goodreads Giveaway

 ENDS MAY 14

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Wrinkle in the Mind by Bruce M. Perrin

A Wrinkle in the Mind

by Bruce M. Perrin

Giveaway ends May 14, 2022.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Two Weeks to Pre-order A Wrinkle in the Mind at 99 Cents

All good things must end ... including this limited-time price! 

Pre-order your copy of this "... pacey thriller, packed full of twists and turns" now and save a couple of bucks.

Pre-order Here

Or try a sample first

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Belong to Goodreads?

Then enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of A Wrinkle in the Mind

Enter HERE



Monday, April 25, 2022

Book Bloggers, Book Reviewers - This post is for you!

Private Investigator Rebecca Marte bets a friend’s life on her belief that a bizarre conspiracy theory is a smokescreen for murder.

Request your copy from Netgalley

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/255432




Thursday, April 21, 2022

Four Weeks until A Wrinkle in the MInd Could Be on Your eReader

When Violet Cruz accuses a US representative of being a space alien, PI Rebecca Marte assumes it’s a conspiracy theory … or a smokescreen for murder.

Pre-order HERE for delivery on May 18.



Monday, April 18, 2022

It won't be long till you need some beach reads!

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With that many options, you won't want to forget the sunscreen.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Book Review: The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly Book 2) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Archaeologist Kelly and FBI Agent Swanson Reprise their Uneasy Partnership

The Scorpion’s Tail sees the reluctant partnership of Nora Kelly, archaeologist, and Corrie Swanson, FBI Agent, reprised to solve a historical mystery. I say reluctant as each of the women describe the other as a “pain in the ass” and nothing in the initial setting for this novel changes that. Corrie has been given what she sees as a make-work case—examining a fifty-year-old corpse discovered on federal land—and only calls in Nora as a necessary unpleasantry for recovering the remains. Nora, on the other hand, is competing for a promotion at work with a newly hired, male senior curator. So, when Corrie comes to ask the favor, Nora hopes that the agent isn’t “… going to throw her current dig into the extended chaos she had with the previous one.

The book is classified as a “historical mystery” on Amazon, although the whodunit element seems to fade about halfway through as the villain begins to tip his hand. Why this foe would be committing all the crimes that occur during the story, however, remains a mystery and the authors work this question into what might be considered a twist. To me, however, it felt more like a dividing of the storyline and by the end, Corrie and Nora are leading almost independent investigations into the case. But because one of these threads lacks suspense and the other feels out-of-the-blue, the ending lacked impact. Two weak endings put together does not equal one strong one.

Besides the end, there were a couple of other aspects of the book that I found disappointing. For one, attention is paid to the sexist environment in which Corrie and Nora find themselves—the male-dominated world of the FBI in the former case and competition for promotion in the latter. Unfortunately, Preston and Child’s treatment of the issue is heavy-handed in places. But to make the matter worse, Agent Pendergast makes an appearance at the end to solve the crime as if the two women aren’t capable of doing it themselves. Second, Corrie takes every opportunity to characterize this case as penance for her mistake on a previous domestic disturbance incident to the point where it is affecting her job performance. Even her boss says, “I’m going to give you an assignment, and you might find it a difficult one. I can summarize it in two words: don’t brood.” But what makes her feelings even less understandable is the fact that she is doing exactly what a forensic anthropologist is trained to do in criminal cases—determine identity and cause of death from skeletal remains. How did she specialize in this area during her FBI training and not realize that many of the cases would be exactly like this?

But despite these limitations, I greatly enjoyed the book; I like Preston and Child’s storytelling style. However, in future novels, I hope Corrie will shed some of her self-doubt and embrace her career path. Hopefully, Nora will recognize she enjoys the riddles of crime almost as much as the mystery of archeology. And hopefully, in future books, neither of them will need a man to solve the crime.

See on Amazon:  https://amzn.to/37fBWpm

(I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.)

Monday, April 4, 2022

Pickup a copy of In the Space of an Atom for 99 cents!

From April 4 to April 9, you can pickup a Kindle copy of In the Space of an Atom for 99 cents!

There’s nothing like someone trying to kill you to give your life direction.

Yes, I had been in a funk, drifting from job to job, but that all changed when Jones came at me with a gun. And when he, the research lab where I had worked, and the chief scientist all disappeared, I was left with nothing but a piece of mind-blowing technology and a story so bizarre that the police were more concerned about my mental health than the attempted murder. I needed help to understand what I’d gotten myself into. Enter young, beautiful Dr. Diane Stapleton. And when I accidentally involved her in this deadly nightmare, I knew only one thing for sure. I couldn’t let her die.

As a finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and 2018 EPIC eBook Awards, In the Space of an Atom is fast, light suspense with a bit of science and a touch of romance that you won’t put down until the final page.

Pick up your copy here

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

A Wrinkle in the Mind Available for Pre-Order

When Violet Cruz accuses a US representative of being a space alien, PI Rebecca Marte assumes it’s a conspiracy theory … or a smokescreen for murder.

Pre-Order your Copy Now:  https://bit.ly/3qBwGDb

Try a Sample:  https://bit.ly/3DiHBXk




Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Feeling Lucky?

Then give the Luck of the Irish Giveaway a try!

You could win a Kindle reader, a copy of all of the eBooks submitted by the participating authors, or individual eBooks or paperbacks (randomly selected). Contest ends March 21.

Enter for a chance to win here!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

A Sneak Peak of Chapter 1

A killer hides a series of politically motivated murders in plain sight.

Interested in a sneak peak of Chapter 1 of my next book, A Wrinkle in the Mind. Then, download the chapter in your preferred format (Mobi/Kindle, ePub, or PDF) here:

Chapter 1

And by the way, "John Doe" won't be the name of the bodyguard in the final book; it's a placeholder until one of my subscribers is randomly selected from those interested in seeing their name in print.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Grab the Popcorn

... and enjoy these FREE novels and novellas!

And since they are eBooks, you won’t even get butter on the pages.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (Ends Mar. 2)

 

What Could Be Better than SciFi/Fantasy and Mystery in the same story?

Nothing, if you ask me, unless they're free ... and they are!

So, don't delay (since this is giveaway ends Mar. 2) 

Browse a selection of 20+ stories that mix two of my favorite genres:

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Two Weeks Left in this Giveaway, So Grab Your Free Stories Now


They’re All “Tales of the Future”,

And They’re All Free!

I'll suggest Killer in the Retroscape and Of Half a Mind to get you started ;-)

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Lovers

Sorry, this giveaway is over


Subscribe to some of today’s bestselling authors for a chance to win print copies of the following:

  • The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Plus much more

So put down your crossbows and enter for your chance to win!




Monday, February 7, 2022

Grab a Copy of Mind in Chains at a Special Price


From February 7 to 9, you can get a copy of Mind in Chains for only 99 cents!


The healthcare-for-all debate in the US erupts in a series of deadly attacks on the medical community, and soon, Doc Price and Nicole Veles find themselves the next intended victims. Doc finds an unlikely ally in FBI Special Agent Rebecca Marte. Together, they try to make sense of the Crusaders’ actions that defy all logic; the terrorists show no fear of identification—or even death. In the end, Doc risks everything he loves in a final, deadly gambit with the Crusaders, only to find that the cost of his ploy may be more than he can pay.


Get Your 99 Cent Copy Here



Mind in Chains is perfect for fans of Michael Crichton, Douglas Richards, and Matthew Mather. You won’t put it down until the shocking ending.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

If your New Year’s resolution was to listen to more audiobooks ...


Then you’re in luck!

With an all-genre lineup with 30 books, you’re sure to find a listen to love.

And the best part? They're all free if you'll consider leaving a review at your favorite retailer.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

My Author Interview

Author Laurel Heidtman extended an offer to interview me and I was flattered to accept. I've copied my answer to her first question below, with a link to the complete interview if you're interested. And even if you're aren't, check out her website; she's a great writer.

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.

A: I’m a psychologist turned author, although perhaps not the kind of psychologist you’re thinking. I’ve worked almost exclusively in a subfield of psychology known as human factors, which addresses, among other issues, questions of how to use technology to improve human learning and memory. To me, this is one of the most exciting areas of research for the future, as we look for that “sweet spot” between man and machine.

I might still be working in the field except for two things. One, I always wanted to be an author; and two, after a while, my company transitions researchers to new business development … with all the travel that entails. Don’t get me wrong; I like to travel. But we had a joke about business travel for the company: “You won’t see a lot of the world, but what you see, you’ll see a lot.” Over the last ten years or so of my first career, I spent the equivalent of several months each in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Singapore. Those are great places to visit, except when all you see, day after day, is the inside of some business’s conference room.

So, when the opportunity to write came along—and to achieve a more balanced travel portfolio—I jumped at the chance. Six books later, I’m still loving it.

See the complete review here

Friday, January 7, 2022

Shadows of Mystery


Whether the sleuth is of legendary stature or a reluctant amateur, these 40+ whodunits will keep you guessing until the final page.

The only certainty is, they’re FREE!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Something Free for that New eReader Santa Brought You

For three days only (January 4 - 6), you can pickup a Kindle copy of In the Space of an Atom for FREE!

There’s nothing like someone trying to kill you to give your life direction.

Yes, I had been in a funk, drifting from job to job, but that all changed when Jones came at me with a gun. And when he, the research lab where I had worked, and the chief scientist all disappeared, I was left with nothing but a piece of mind-blowing technology and a story so bizarre that the police were more concerned about my mental health than the attempted murder. I needed help to understand what I’d gotten myself into. Enter young, beautiful Dr. Diane Stapleton. And when I accidentally involved her in this deadly nightmare, I knew only one thing for sure. I couldn’t let her die.

As a finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and 2018 EPIC eBook Awards, In the Space of an Atom is fast, light suspense with a bit of science and a touch of romance that you won’t put down until the final page.

Pick up your free copy here


Saturday, January 1, 2022