You voted on the DEAD GIRL RUNNING cover!

My publisher and I asked for your opinion about the cover for my May 2018 release, DEAD GIRL RUNNING. 2216 of you voted, 425 of you commented on Facebook , and you gave feedback on Google+ , Instagram and Twitter. One observation predominated—on all covers, the title and author name were too faint to read. One reader said, “I’ll buy anything with your name on it, but I can’t read your name.” Ouch!

My publishing company leaped into action. The Art Department took the winning cover, made the font bolder, darken the yellow, and (bless them) darkened the background behind my name so it’s readable. And now… (drumroll, please), here’s the  DEAD GIRL RUNNING cover!

Thank you for taking the time to vote and especially for expressing your opinions. Because of you, we have a stronger cover that will pop online and on the shelves.DEAD GIRL RUNNING is the first in a new series, a spin-off from Virtue Falls and Bella Terra . You can read the first excerpt here, and right now, you can pre-order it in trade paperback at Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million (on sale for $10.28, 36% off!), Indiebound and Amazon. No links are available yet for ebook and audio. I’ll let you know as soon as I see them pop up!

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Now on sale! THE WATCHER: a Virtue Falls Short Story

When Sheriff Kateri Kwinault gets a call about something strange happening at the local boys’ and girls’ summer camp, she finds herself telling a scary story that might be a little too close to the truth…

Settle down by the campfire and read THE WATCHER, a stand-alone Virtue Falls short story. Buy it for $1.99 or download it free when you join my mailing list!

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The Payoff Kateri Fans have been Waiting For!

“This book is the payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for, as Dodd weaves together the story of two women who have faced death and come out stronger and more determined. This book is a fantastic blend of vengeance, mystery, passion and murder!” — RT Book Reviews

“Complex storytelling, a rollicking pace, and surprising twists and turns, plus sly humor, a touch of the supernatural, and a full cast of interesting and diverse characters. Readers will be thrilled to get back to Virtue Falls.” — Kirkus Book Reviews

“With the fourth wildly original addition to her Virtue Falls series, Dodd takes more than a few creative risks and then brilliantly succeeds in this sexy, compulsively readable tale of romantic suspense.” — Booklist

“Tension builds and suspicion shifts with breakneck speed.” — Publishers’ Weekly

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, out September 5!

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Ebook sale! STORM OF VISIONS $2.99

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Caleb leaned, shirtless, against the kitchen counter and watched as Jacqueline cleaned the cut she’d put into his ribs with her scissors. It was jagged, it hurt like hell — and he felt a solid sense of pride in her accomplishment. He’d taught her to fight like that, and no man alive had ever done a better job of spitting him.

Of course, no man alive distracted him like a half-naked Jacqueline. After the sex on the bathroom floor and the sex on the lumpy mattress, she had showered — no sex in the shower, she had locked the bathroom door and wedged the towel cabinet behind it — and donned ugly faded plaid pajama bottoms and a clean, baggy, short sleeved t-shirt. He supposed that was her naïve way of saying Hands off. Instead she looked sweet and clean, and smelled of soap and Jacqueline.

“You need stitches,” she said for the dozenth time.

And for the dozenth time, he replied, “The scissors are new and clean, my tetanus shot is up to date, and I can get antibiotics in New York City. Just put a butterfly bandage on it. Then start packing.”

She dabbed the paper towels into the basin of warm water, then wiped the area around the wound. She didn’t look up, didn’t respond.

His gaze shifted to fingerless leather gloves she wore. They were well-made, almost the color of her skin, and supple. “You didn’t used to wear gloves all the time. Why wear them at all?”

“You heard me at the winery. It’s a combination of style and protection.”

“Protection?” He mocked her openly. “From the corkscrew, you mean.”

This Jacqueline was wiser than the teenager he’d known, less likely to rise to the bait, more inclined to take her time in answering him—or not answer him at all. “How did you find me?” she asked.

He laughed sharply, and winced at the pain. “We never lost you.” He had tracked her for the two years of her exile.

She picked up the scissors… READ MORE STORM OF VISIONS  or buy at these outlets for $2.99:

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BECAUSE I’M WATCHING now in paperback / with reduced ebook prices

            “You burned down his house!” Mrs. Butenschoen was almost dancing with indignation.
            “What? I didn’t burn down anyone’s house!” Maddie looked around the circle of righteous faces. “I didn’t. I wouldn’t!” She looked at Jacob. “You know I wouldn’t. I didn’t kill you when I had the chance!”— BECAUSE I’M WATCHING, out now in paperback and with reduced ebook prices.

“Books to Read If You Love Nora Roberts!”-Bookbub
2016 Amazon Best of Romance! (136 reviews, 4.8 out of 5 stars)
2016 Booklist Best of Romantic Suspense! (Booklist is the official magazine of the American Library Association)

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Here’s the acclaimed Virtue Falls series in order:
#1 THE LISTENER: A short story, only 99 cents!
#2 VIRTUE FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
#3 THE RELATIVES: A short story
#4 OBSESSION FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
#5 LOVE NEVER DIES: A short story
#6 BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: Full-Length Thriller with two bonus chapters from:
#7 THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, Full-Length Thriller, coming September 5!

Free! Join my mailing list and download THE WATCHER: A Virtue Falls short story! Details here.

 

Book sale! THE LISTENER is 99 cents!

If you knew someone was going to commit a murder, what would you do?

New York Times Bestseller Christina Dodd kicks off her Virtue Falls suspense series with THE LISTENER, an intriguing short story of misunderstandings…and murder. Now only 99 cents!

Buy it for Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iBooks!

You can order The Listener: Virtue Falls Short Story #1 by Christina Dodd, at these online retailers:

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The acclaimed Virtue Falls series in order:
#1 THE LISTENER: A short story, only 99 cents!
#2 VIRTUE FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
#3 THE RELATIVES: A short story
#4 OBSESSION FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
#5 LOVE NEVER DIES: A short story
#6 BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: Full-Length Thriller with two bonus chapters from:
#7 THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, Full-Length Thriller, coming September 5!

Free! Join my mailing list and download THE WATCHER: A Virtue Falls short story! Details here.

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Books by Series and in Order

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— Because Facebook no longer shows all posts to the readers who follow me, it is, sadly, no longer good for book news. 🙁

So join, follow, read, enjoy!

Welcome, Reviewers’ Club Members!

The mailing list contest to choose ten new readers for my Virtue Falls Reviewers’ Club is over, the letters to the winners have gone out, and each reader who won a place in the Reviewers’ Club will receive an early copy of my fourth Virtue Falls hardcover thriller, THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to my some returning club members who read and review every Virtue Falls book and short story!

Should you read the rest of the Virtue Falls series before you read WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM? You can answer that question better than anyone. THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM is a stand-alone novel. However, the town of Virtue Falls is the primary setting and there are continuing characters and situations. If you’re a stickler for reading a series from the beginning, then most definitely. Here’s the list of the three previous novels and the four short stories:

#1 THE LISTENER: A Virtue Falls short story
#2 
VIRTUE FALLS: The First Virtue Falls Full-Length Thriller
#3 
THE RELATIVES: A Virtue Falls short story
#4 
OBSESSION FALLS: A Virtue Falls Full-Length Thriller
#5 LOVE NEVER DIES: A Virtue Falls short story
#6 BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: A Virtue Falls Full-Length Thriller (Out in paperback on June 27 and the ebook price will drop at that time, too.)

THE WATCHER : A Virtue Falls short story — this is free to you if you’re one of my mailing list friends. If you haven’t joined and downloaded it yet, please do!

Read the WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM excerpt. Preorder the THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM hardcover from your favorite bookstore or at Books-a-MillionBarnes & Noble and Amazon for under $20. Also,
IndieBound
Katy Books  Or in eBook:
Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play

Of course, hardcover prices rise and fall randomly, so look before you buy!

Until next time, happy reading!
Christina Dodd
Bestselling author of 56 full-length books +
novellas and short stories so you need my…
Printable booklist
Books by Series and in Order

BECAUSE I’M WATCHING “Books to Read if You Love Nora Roberts!”

BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is on Bookbub‘s List of “Books to Read if You Love Nora Roberts!” And yes, you remember correctly—OBSESSION FALLS was on Bookbub’s List of “Books to Read if You Love Nora Roberts!” too.

BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is a finalist for the RT Book Reviews 2016 Best of Romantic Suspense Awards, an Amazon Best Book of 2016, a Booklist Best Book of 2016, and a Top Pick for RT Book Reviews, with a starred Kirkus review (“Another Virtue Falls winner!”) and a starred Library Journal review. THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM (September 5) is next in the Virtue Falls series and available for preorder.

I’ve loved hearing your comments, the awards and honors have given me a hugely swelled head and, at the same time, reinforced the humbling knowledge that the stories I tell come from a great well of creation and I’m privileged to be able to tap into it and bring these wonderful, troubled, unique and lovable characters to life. Bless you for enjoying my stories and sharing your love of reading. As long as we spread the love, reading will never die.

You can buy BECAUSE I’M WATCHING in hardcover, eBook and Audio, and the paperback is coming out this summer! Get it at your favorite local bookseller or online at Amazon, Barnes and NobleKaty Books, IndieBound, Books-A-Million , or in eBook from Kindle, Nook, GooglePlayKobo,  iBooks.
Get it free in audio at Amazon or Audible with a trial membership.

BECAUSE I’M WATCHING Amazon Best of 2016!

BECAUSE I’M WATCHING hit Amazon’s List of Best Romance of 2016! This is my first time to make the list christinadodd-flowers_ppwith any of my books, and I’m honored to be in the company of such great authors…and I’m so happy for Jacob and Mad Maddie, Kateri and all of the fabulous Virtue Falls characters! Most of all, thank you for your support and enthusiasm. BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is a word of mouth book—my readers tell other readers who tell other readers, and I am honored and grateful. Thank you! So far BECAUSE I’M WATCHING has received:

— A Booklist starred review: “Dodd continues her flawless pivoting from romance to suspense…“Scary, sexy, and smartly written, BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is Dodd at the top of her game.”As if that weren’t enough, BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is one of Booklist’s Top Ten Romances for 2016. This is a huge honor; Booklist is the official magazine of the American Library Association!

— A starred Library Journal review, “Two emotionally damaged characters find hope, self-forgiveness, and love in this exquisitely crafted, modern version of Gaslight…”

Christina_Dodd_BIW_BurnQuote— A Barnes and Noble Review titled, “Just Try to Put Down Christina Dodd’s BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: We Dare You,”

— An RT Reviews Top Pick: Virtue Falls has seen its fair share of the evil that can live in the hearts of some individuals, but it has also seen the triumphant spirit of others.…From the opening page (of BECAUSE I’M WATCHING), Dodd reels readers into this eerie and darkly suspenseful tale that will remain with them long after they finish the book. A creepy classic.” 

The venerable literary magazine, Kirkus Reviews, gave BECAUSE I’M WATCHING a starred review: “Another smart, dramatic mystery that will keep readers flipping pages until the very end, with unexpected twists, psychological tension, and emotional depth. Another Virtue Falls winner.”

Suspense Magazine said, This incredible author offers up many twists and turns which will sound something like an Alfred Hitchcock narrative, as the two main characters are caught up in a world of oddities, creepiness and revenge. This is the third book in the Virtue Falls series and, if possible, the best yet!”

Wow. Just … wow. View the cover and the shimmer on this brief video! Order the fabulous hardcover from Amazon, Katy Books, Books-A-Million, IndieBoundBarnes & Noble, at your favorite bookstore, or in eBook: Kindle, Nook, GooglePlay, iBooks and Kobo. Want an autographed copy? These bookstores ship!  And don’t forget you can download and listen to the first audio chapter! 

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