Broken Appliances and New Books
February 20, 2016
In this newsletter:
— Christina Dodd’s Upcoming 2016 Publications!
—New website navigation highlights!
I know what you’re thinking. Why has it taken Christina until almost the end of February to show us her publishing schedule? Well, you know … the refrigerator broke, the washer broke, my computer broke, the new website launched, I got a cough that went on forever (I’m seldom sick) and hives from the medication (NOT advised), I did the copyedit for BECAUSE I’M WATCHING … in other words, real life got in the way. I’m sure none of that ever happens to you.
And at last! Here’s the…
Coming March 28
LOVE NEVER DIES: A Virtue Falls Short Suspense Story
A murder committed. A love lost. A ghost haunted by the past.
Only one woman can right all the wrongs…
If she can survive the night…
P. S. You’re probably thinking — huh? When did Christina write a short story?
— In between the appliance failures and the copyediting and website launching.
The real question is why did Christina write a short story in the middle of all that turmoil?
— My husband came up with one of the best ideas I’ve ever heard in my life, and I couldn’t resist it. I’ll tell you about that in a future letter.
Now let us continue the…
Coming Sept. 6
BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: A Virtue Falls Full-Length Thriller
Veteran Jacob Denisov lives alone in his small, darkened home, sleepless, starving, blaming himself for the horrors of the past and waiting for the moment when he gathers enough courage to kill himself. When neighbor Madeline Hewitson drives her car through the front wall of his house, she breaks his house—and Jacob’s life—wide open. She isn’t called “Mad Maddie” for nothing. The survivor of a college dorm massacre, a woman accused of her lover’s murder, she is haunted by ghosts and tormented by a killer only she can see. Dealing with construction and forced to see the world outside his home, Jacob watches Maddie, recognizes a kindred spirit and wonders—is this truly madness, or has someone caught her in a twisted labyrinth of revenge and compassion, guilt and redemption, murder and madness?
✳ Pre-order the BECAUSE I’M WATCHING hardcover from
Amazon, Katy Books, Books-A-Million, IndieBound and Barnes & Noble and at your favorite bookstore or in eBook:
Kindle, Nook, GooglePlay and Kobo (Still no iBooks. )
Coming in paperback June 28
OBSESSION FALLS: A Virtue Falls Full-Length Suspense
“I need you. I need you like I need my heart to beat, my lungs to breathe. I need you, or I am not alive.” Tears wet Kennedy’s lashes. “Summer … I love you.”
She slapped her hand over his mouth. “Shut up,” she said in a whisper. “Just shut up.”
Those big, blue, damp eyes pleaded with her.
Still whispering, she said, “I heard him. In the wine cellar. I heard him. He said, ‘I’m going to destroy his family, his friends, his business, everything he’s fought for and loves.’ Kennedy, you can fight for me. I need you to fight for me. But don’t love me. Please, don’t love me. It’s a death sentence.”
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As you can see, it’s going to be a busy year. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends who love to read. Enjoy, and may your appliances, your health and your reading habits remain strong!
New York Times bestselling author of
#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 (March 28, 2016)
#6 BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: A Virtue Falls Full-Length Thriller (Sept. 6, 2016)
Always remember … Goliath was a forty-point favorite over David. —Shug Jordan