“Noooo!” I screamed. “I finished it, I finished it!”

    July 17, 2017

    In this newsletter:

    Dear Ones,

    Are you enjoying a delightful July? I just got back from New York where I attended Thrillerfest, a gathering of suspense writers and fans, and in a week I’m hosting my plot group (video: plot group explained.) I have green beans and peas in the garden, and if it will warm up a little bit more, I’ll have tomatoes. So. Many. Tomatoes. Summer is always so busy, but I want you to know I am writing! And editing and more writing! There are books in your future! Now…



    THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM contest!



    Are you one of the lucky readers who won an arc of THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM in the last Goodreads contest? No? Try again! My publisher is giving away 100 advanced reading copies of THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, out September 5. You have until July 25 to enter and win! The great part, for me, is that I get hysterically funny reviews like this from a wonderful reader:

    “Noooo!” I screamed. “I finished it, I finished it!” In one day. I couldn’t put down “The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream (Virtue Falls #4).” Now it starts over again. The LONG WAIT until the next Virtue Falls book is written. I discovered Virtue Falls quite by accident. I had never read Christina Dodd before, but the third book “Because I am Watching” was sitting pretty as you please in the mystery section of the library. I devoured it. Went back and found the other two. Holy schmoles what a terrific series! Wonderful plots, fabulous characters, hot sex—wait did I really say that …

    Read the whole review here and if you like the review, would you “like” the review?

    If you want to pre-order THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, (you can always cancel the order when you win the Goodreads contest) the hardcover is on sale (as of this writing):
    Amazon = $18.29
    Barnes & Noble = $19.58
    Books-a-Million = $19.58
    Also Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks and GooglePlay links are up.
    You can pre-order the audiobook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million or IndieBound.
    Read an excerpt!


    BECAUSE I’M WATCHING in paperback, eBook, audio!


    Finally, a quick reminder that BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is now in paperback and with reduced eBook prices. BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is a special book for me. I don’t usually say fluffy author things, but once I created the characters, Jacob and Maddie were alive and all I had to do was write down their stories and their dialogue. They were funny and heartbreaking, and I loved writing their struggles to overcome the tragedies that had wounded them and find happiness together.

    Oh! And BECAUSE I’M WATCHING includes two bonus chapters of the next Virtue Falls book, THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM.

    Paperback: Amazon (as of this writing, price is $6.47), Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble and your local bookstore.
    Audiobook: Audible, iBooks
    eBooks: Kindle, Nook, GooglePlay, Kobo, iBooks

    Until next time, may you enjoy many long, sunny and quiet reading hours…and I’ll keep writing!

    Warmly,
    Christina Dodd
    New York Times bestselling author of
    Darkness Chosen (paranormal)
    Bella Terra (suspense)
    The Governess Brides (historical)

    During the 1957 World Series, Yogi Berra noticed that Hank Aaron grasped the bat the wrong way. “Turn it around so you can see the trademark,” he said. Hank kept his gaze on the pitcher’s mound. “Didn’t come up here to read. Came up here to hit.”


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