Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Tis the Season ...


For Free Short Stories, Prequels, Novellas, and Complete Novels!

My entry to the collection? The full novel, In the Space of an Atom, a Thriller with a Bit of Science & a Touch of Romance.

Check out the collection HERE.

Friday, December 1, 2023

December Chills…Wintery Thriller, Suspense, and Mystery Novels!

 

Read any (all) of these for Free with your Kindle Unlimited Subscription. Or pick up the ones you like for a holiday present for yourself or a friend. 

Check out the collection HERE.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

First Time on Sale - The Beating Heart of a Mind is 99 Cents in November









Bullied to death in the boardroom … or just the product of a damaged mind?

Following her kidnapping, Nicole Veles moves to escape her past and try to rebuild her life. But when the husband of a friend commits suicide and she suspects foul play, she can no longer hide from the world.

Not wanting to let her past taint her new life, she returns to St. Louis to hire PI Rebecca Marte. But as Rebecca begins her investigation, one thing is abundantly clear to the PI:  the chance that anyone bullied the man to his death is much greater in Nicole's mind than anyone else's ... including hers.

Pick up your copy for 99 cents HERE

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

A Puzzling Mystery Awaits You!


But I can reduce some of the suspense - all of these reads are ON SALE!

So, pick up a specially priced book and brush up on your detective skills HERE

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

What Could Be Better than Some Action Thrillers and Mysteries?







Nothing, if they're free. And they are!

So, help yourself to this collection of free short stories, novellas, and complete action thriller and mystery novels. 

Just click HERE to take your pick(s).

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Fifteen-Minute Mysteries

Even as the days get cooler and the nights longer, there's still time to enjoy a read ... especially when they only take fifteen minutes at a time. Introducing my most recent release, Fifteen-Minute Mysteries, a collection of five short stories.

Pick up a copy for 99 cents HERE

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Must-Read Autumn Thrillers, Suspense & Mysteries

You can read every book in this collection for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Check out the collection HERE

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Mixed-Genre Mystery Giveaway

With mystery options ranging from futuristic to cozy to psychological, you're bound to find something to test your detective skills.

Select your story HERE

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

๐Ÿ”Where are my mystery readers?๐Ÿ”Ž

 
Subscribe to these bestselling authors for a chance to win print copies of The Last Sinner by Lisa Jackson, A Flicker In The Dark by Stacy Willingham, Lying In The Deep by Diana Urban, and Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, plus much more!

Enter HERE

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

๐Ÿ“š Introducing a Thirty-Plus Fantasy, Mystery, and Science Fiction Story Giveaway! ๐Ÿ“š

Are you ready to be whisked away to realms beyond imagination? Dive into a collection of spellbinding tales where magic, intrigue, and futuristic marvels take center stage.

Check out the collection HERE

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

A Wrinkle in the Mind is On Sale for 99 cents!

 

When Violet Cruz accused a U.S. Representative Alan Barclay of being “the spawn of a Martian whore” and took a shot at him, the question became:  Conspiracy theory or a brilliant smokescreen for political assassination? Long before PI Rebecca Marte has the answer, however, she has to bet the life of one of her best friends on the little she knows and all that she suspects.

Pick up your copy HERE

Thursday, September 7, 2023

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฆ Step into the shadowy world of crime and suspense





Whether you're a seasoned sleuth or just dipping your toes into the genre, this is your chance to dive into heart-pounding mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Just click HERE

Friday, September 1, 2023

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“š Fifteen-Minute Mysteries

 For all those who only have fifteen minutes at a time to call their own.

Indulge your passion for intrigue! Fifteen-Minute Mysteries is a compilation of four enthralling short stories, each filled with suspense, twists, and unforgettable characters.

As a special treat, delve into the enigmatic world of a "locked-room mystery" crafted by the generative Artificial Intelligence model, ChatGPT.

Pre-order your copy here:

 https://amzn.to/3Z0rQzt

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Step into a world where the supernatural collides with the everyday ...

And the line between magic and win-at-all-cost business blurs. Join ex-FBI agent Rebecca Marte on a gripping journey as she faces her most challenging case yet in From the Mind of a Witch.



When a man is found dead after a coven ritual, all evidence points to the High Priestess, Della Bergeron. Six icons of the St. Louis business community witnessed her standing over the lifeless body, covered in blood, making a haunting declaration.

Unfortunately, Rebecca's client wants the witch cleared in what seems an open-and-shut case. And then, the investigation takes a haunting turn when Bergeron presents an unprecedented defense—innocent by reason of possession. What dark forces could have taken control of her mind during that fateful ritual?

Dare to venture beyond the ordinary, for the truth awaits in the darkest recesses of the witch’s mind. Order your copy for just 99 cents HERE ... if you dare.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Sharpen Your Detective Skills

 Unleash the Sherlock within you as you follow the footsteps of brilliant detectives, cunning investigators, and relentless truth-seekers. From dimly-lit alleys to opulent manors, immerse yourself in the atmospheric settings that create the perfect backdrop for the most gripping stories.

Find your next deductive challenge HERE

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Calling All Paranormal Mystery Fans

 This giveaway is for you!

Enter for your chance to win a collection of supernatural whodunits (including my book, From the Mind of a Witch) and discover your next favorite author.

Enter HERE

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Mysteries with a Twist

If you're seeking to challenge your deductive skills in a thrilling escape from reality, look no further than the realm of cross-genre mysteries. Prepare to be transported to captivating worlds where the line between reality and imagination blurs and the enigma of the unknown is waiting to be unraveled.

My entry to the collection is Mind in Chains, a medical thriller that unites mystery and science fiction ... although you may wish there was more fiction in its science before you're done!

Check out the collection HERE

Friday, July 21, 2023

A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended!

So ended the Wishing Shelf Book Awards review of my book, From the Mind of a Witch.










You can find the full review on BookBub HERE.

Although I get reviews from professional critics, too (e.g., the Midwest Book Review, which called the book "...filled with satisfying twists and turns"), I always come back to Wishing Shelf because they involve actual readers - 15 of them in this case.

So, take the word of the critics or that of readers or pick up a copy HERE and make up your own mind.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

An Unseen Threat Lurks Within: Domestic Terrorism Strikes the Medical Community!

As Mind in Chains unfolds, a wave of shocking events rocks the medical community to its core. Unexplained health center disasters, mysterious deaths, and untraceable acts of sabotage become the terrifying norm. By the end, this tale of domestic terrorism will leave you questioning the boundaries of right and wrong and make you wonder, just how far are some willing to go in the name of a cause?









Your journey into the dark side of medicine awaits! Pick up your copy of Mind in Chains for just 99 cents HERE


Tuesday, July 4, 2023

๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ช Dive into the Dark Side: A Free Collection of Horror, Thriller, and Suspense Books! ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ“š






Are you ready to embark on a thrilling literary journey that will send shivers down your spine and keep you on the edge of your seat? Look no further! We have compiled a list of adult and young adult books that delve into the chilling realms of horror, thriller, and suspense. Whether you're a seasoned horror enthusiast or a curious newcomer to the genre, there's something here to make your heart race and your imagination run wild.

Check out these bone-chilling reads HERE

Monday, June 26, 2023

๐ŸงนLovers of Witches & Magic, this Giveaway Is for You!









๐Ÿ”ฎ Follow some amazing authors across the web and enter to win print editions of Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Weyward by Emilia Hart, The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman, and more!

And use this giveaway to sign up for my newsletter. You'll be able to download a free copy of From the Mind of a Witch immediately! (rated 4.7 stars on Amazon)

Enter here: https://bit.ly/witchywaysgiveaway

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Get Your Heart Pumping and Your Mind Pondering

To me, anyway, thrillers should have a strong current message to readers. It's that "could this really happen" feeling that gets the adrenaline flowing and your mind considering the possibilities for hours.

So, in keeping with the theme of AI possibly getting out of control, my entry to this collection is Mind in the Clouds. It's a whodunit where not all the suspects are human.

Check out this StoryOrigin collection https://storyoriginapp.com/to/xhO8BeZ

Monday, May 29, 2023

After Twenty Years in AI Research ...

I can say that there's not a lot of fiction in Mind in the Clouds, other than the fact that it hasn't happened yet. But that could change.









And in June, you can pick up a copy for only 99 cents.

https://books2read.com/u/mv2GOl

Monday, May 22, 2023

Usher in Summer with These Free, Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrillers







Now until June 20 (the day before the official start of summer), you can pick up a free copy of these exciting thriller and suspense stories. And be sure to grab your copy of my award-winning novel, Of Half a Mind.

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/4W6NQOm

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

New Release Giveaway

This giveaway has ended - hope you won.

But if not, you can still get a copy HERE


Enter for your chance to win The Beating Heart of a Mind in this Rafflecopter giveaway:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/408264011722/










"Tension is well-developed, whether it's psychological revelations that involve Rebecca more deeply in her client's life than she'd imagined, the wedge between client and investigator driven home by the victim’s wife, or the probe of a business structure that supports dangerous undercurrents."
    - D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Friday, April 28, 2023

To Celebrate Book Release Week, Get Three Novels for Less than Two Dollars!

Book #6 in the Mind Sleuth series, The Beating Heart of a Mind, will be released on May 2. You can still pick up your copy of this psychological mystery at the special preorder price of 99 cents through May 2.

Just click HERE










“As with his previous mysteries, Bruce M. Perrin excels in an investigative profile that is as much a psychological analysis as a detective’s deductions.” - D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

But there's more.

In recognition of the new release, I'm making the first book of the  series, Of Half a Mind, free through May 2.

Just click HERE for your free copy.









A “Chilling Page-Turner about Science Gone Horribly Wrong”

AND

The paranormal mystery From the Mind of a Witch, is only 99 cents through May 2. Although all the books in the series are standalone, Nicole Veles's experiences in this one affect her credibility in the new release, so I thought I'd make it easy (and inexpensive) to catch up on her backstory.

Click HERE for your 99 cent copy.









PI Rebecca Marte expects every client to proclaim their innocence, but a witch claiming it by reason of possession?

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Thank You Book Bloggers/Reviewers

I'd like to thank the book bloggers/book reviewers listed below for their "teaser" for my upcoming book release. In one week, The Beating Heart of a Mind will launch on Amazon.

Because the content is mostly the same, click HERE for a sample from the Book Corner News and Reviews.


Participating book bloggers/reviewers (and hopefully, I didn't miss anyone).

Crossroad Reviews
The Avid Reader
Book Reviews by Virginia Lee
The Faerie Review
Nana's Book Reviews 
Book Junkiez
Momma Says to Read or Not to Read  
Books Blog  
Book Corner News and Reviews 
My Reading Addiction
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's
A Place in the Spotlight 
Our Town Book Reviews
Momma and Her Stories
A Life Through Books
Defining Ways 
Gale Stanley
Matters That Count
Susan's book World
Introspective Press 
The Sexy Nerd Revue
Tea Time and Books

Friday, April 21, 2023

There's Still Time to Check Out this Outstanding Collection

Time is running out!

Don't miss out on this outstanding collection of sale-priced science fiction and fantasy stories, including the special pre-order price of 99 cents on my soon-to-be-released novel, The Beating Heart of a Mind.

View the collection HERE

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Coming Soon

Pick up your copy of the psychological thriller, The Beating Heart of a Mind, for the special pre-order price of 99 cents.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Something for the Members of Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Beating Heart of a Mind by Bruce M. Perrin

The Beating Heart of a Mind

by Bruce M. Perrin

Giveaway ends April 26, 2023.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Sunday, April 9, 2023

About Three Weeks Until Book Launch

The Beating Heart of a Mind launches on May 2.










"Tension is well-developed, whether it's psychological revelations that involve Rebecca more deeply in her client's life than she'd imagined, the wedge between client and investigator driven home by the victim’s wife, or the probe of a business structure that supports dangerous undercurrents." - D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

But there's still time to get your copy at the special pre-order price of 99 cents HERE

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

What better way to enjoy April showers than with a new book?







So, check out these sale prices for Spring, including the special pre-order price of 99 cents on my soon-to-be-released novel, The Beating Heart of a Mind.

View the collection HERE

Saturday, April 1, 2023

In About Four Weeks ...


On May 2, to be exact, my next book in the Mind Sleuth Series, The Beating Heart of a Mind, will be released.

Synopsis:  

Bullied to death in the boardroom … or just the product of a damaged mind?

After her kidnapping, Nicole Veles moves to escape her past and try to rebuild her life. But when the husband of a friend commits suicide and she suspects foul play, she can no longer hide from the world.

Not wanting to let her past taint her new life, she returns to St. Louis to hire PI Rebecca Marte. But as Rebecca begins her investigation, one thing is abundantly clear to the PI:  the chance that anyone bullied the man to his death is much greater in Nicole's mind than anyone else's ... including hers.

Pick up your copy for the special pre-order price of 99 cents until then:  https://bit.ly/3JiX3HD

Thursday, March 16, 2023

๐Ÿ‘€ I Spy a Steal on Female Detective Mysteries













Enter for your chance to win 50+ exciting Female Detective Mysteries from a great collection of authors 

AND a brand new eReader!

Here’s the link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/female-detective-mysteries-march23

Monday, March 13, 2023

Hey Sci-Fi and Westworld Fans, have we got a giveaway for you!













If you haven’t read Killer in the Retroscape, you can enter to win it on BookSweeps today

- plus 30 exciting science fiction novels from a great collection of authors AND 

- a Westworld swag pack worth $250!

Enter for your chance to win HERE

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

So, ChatGPT, What Do You Think about Killer in the Retroscape?

With Artificial Intelligence gaining so much public attention with the release of OpenAI's ChatGPT, I figured it was time for a special on Killer in the Retroscape: A Near-Future Mystery. (It's my take on how technology may shape our future). I also thought you might like hearing what ChatGPT thought about the book, so I asked.

"As an AI language model, I don't have personal thoughts or feelings, but ... it has received positive reviews for its intriguing storyline, complex characters, and thought-provoking exploration of the impact of technology on society."

While ChatGPT is limited to Internet content (i.e., online reviews), you can read the story in its entirety for only 99 cents. Just click HERE any time before March 17 when the promotion ends.

And check out this past post where I discuss how well the story has stood the test of time five years after its publication in 2018 HERE








Saturday, March 4, 2023

Not enough stories on your TBR list?

Then grab some of these free "twisted" thrillers to give it some length. And don't miss my entry, In the Space of an Atom, with a villain who has some pretty twisted ideas of how to pay his temporary help.


Pick up your free stories HERE before the end of the month.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Mystery/Thriller Writers: We’re Safe from AI Chatbots … At Least, for Now

That din you’re hearing from the tech giants, the schools and universities, the print and social media—well, from just about everyone—is the buzz over ChatGPT, an AI chatbot from OpenAI.

And what is everyone saying? One pundit will suggest that these AI systems will be a boon to humanity, automating routine and dangerous tasks. Another will claim, they’ll put tens of thousands of people out of work. And then, there are those who worry that these systems might eventually kill us, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Who’s right? Who knows. But I do find myself firmly in the first two camps—they will be a boon and as such, they will put people out of work. So, maybe what I’m hearing is not the buzz around ChatGPT, but its footsteps as it’s coming up from behind to take away my job as a mystery/thriller author? Well, who better to ask than the chatbot itself.

Me:  Are you capable of make believe?

ChatGPT:  As an AI language model, I don't have personal beliefs or emotions, but I can certainly participate in pretend scenarios. What kind of scenario would you like to play out? It can be anything you imagine, like a conversation between characters in a story, a situation in a particular setting, or anything else you can come up with.

My job’s not looking that safe. So, next, I suggested a typical spy scenario and asked ChatGPT to play the part of the villain.

ChatGPT:  I'm sorry, but as an AI language model created by OpenAI, I strive to promote ethical behavior and avoid engaging in content that may cause harm or panic. 

Whew, saved by …. Well, what did save my job? What was preventing ChatGPT from taking the persona of a make-believe spy? After all, it was trained on Internet content and there’s plenty of espionage portrayed there. So, I asked.

Me:  Since you probably wouldn't have learned your prohibitions against unethical behavior from the Internet, where did they come from?

ChatGPT:  As a language model developed by OpenAI, I was programmed with guidelines and ethical considerations provided by the company.

So, fellow mystery/thriller writers, we are safe … for now. What story could keep your readers on the edge of their seats without a murder or two and an evil villain?

But then, are a few lines of code written to stop AI software from unethical behavior a safety net for us or society? What happens when those lines are deleted? Maybe that’s when we have to start worrying about the lethality of AI systems. And what could make that possibility more real than AI software that writes more software, which is one of ChatGPT’s capabilities that is currently being tested. It makes me wonder, did we really think that one through?

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

Thursday, February 16, 2023

A Valentine's Day Gift for You

Grab a free story from this all-genre StoryOrigin collection. 







If you don't have one yet, be sure to grab a copy of In the Space of an Atom, a thriller with a bit of science and a touch of romance. Or, try Amie & Alex, a short story about ... well, that would be a spoiler, won't it. 

Pick up your free read HERE

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

If You're a Kindle Unlimited Subscriber, What Could Be Better than a Book on KU?

How about box sets on Kindle Unlimited!







Check out this collection of Fantasy and Sci-Fi box sets you can read for free. And if you take an interest in my box set that includes books 2-4 of the Mind Sleuth series, you can read book 1 on KU, too.

Click HERE to take a look at the possibilities. 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Two of My Audiobooks Are on Sale

Give your eyes a break and listen as Denver C. Risley narrates the first two books of my series.

Of Half a Mind: When a young psychologist uncovers the dark side of a brilliant neuroscientist's radical research, will he and his team survive the brutal truth?

For a limited time, it's $2.99 at these retailers:


Mind in the Clouds:  How do you match wits with a mind in the clouds when you’re not sure if it’s the cold logic of machine intelligence or the coldblooded urges of a human killer?

For a limited time, it's $1.99 at these retailers: