Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A New Flight 12 release!

If you've read any of my occasionally coherent updates on Facebook or my shamefully rare blog posts here, you know that I was recruited into The Twelve around the first of the year. With names like J. Carson Black, Robert Gregory Browne, Diane Capri, Vincent Zandri, Brett Battles and more, I was thrilled to be asked and wasted no time accepting, lest they come to their senses and withdraw the offer.

I still haven't received my own key to The Twelve's penthouse headquarters yet, but I do get to clean up after their wild celebrity parties, and let me tell you, the things I've seen would stand my hair on end. If I had any.

One of the things we're committed to as a group is rewarding our loyal readers while at the same time introducing our work to new mystery/thriller lovers. Back in February, we offered DEADLY DOZEN, featuring a previously released book from each of us in one handy package, for just 99 cents. People seemed to like it. We sold over 100,000 copies of the thing and spend weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.

I realize you know this already, I just like saying it. "New York Times bestseller." Ahhh...

Anyway, we're on to our next project now: FLIGHT 12. My Flight 12 installment kicked the series off last month, and this month it's J. Carson Black's turn. I had the opportunity to read her release, FLIGHT 12: A LAURA CARDINAL THRILLER, prior to publication and I can tell you it's everything you expect out of a Laura Cardinal book and more.

As each member of The Twelve releases his or her installment, we're inviting reader interaction with custom questions at the Flight 12 section of our website. Answering our questions and interacting with the authors and other readers will earn you the opportunity to win cool prizes (a Kindle Paperwhite is one example), and as the project moves on, you'll get the chance to help write the conclusion to this revolutionary series.

In the meantime, you have to read J. Carson Black's FLIGHT 12: A LAURA CARDINAL THRILLER.

Trust me on this.

And if you haven't read my Flight 12 entry yet, this would be a good time to do so. There is no need to read the releases in any particular order, and I'm excited by the early reviews. I packed a lot of action into the story and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

If you do decide to check out J. Carson Black's Laura Cardinal Flight 12 release or my Kristin Cunningham Flight 12 release, we would very much appreciate it if you take a couple of minutes to add an honest review to the appropriate page; it really does help set our work apart from the thousands of other titles available.

And if you've already read the first two Flight 12 entries, don't despair - Diane Capri is up next!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sometimes a revolution can be thrilling

Last winter I was recruited by the wonderful author Diane Capri into a group of mystery/thriller authors dedicated to raising our profile among readers and to pushing each other to become better writers.

We called ourselves "The Twelve," and once we got our act together, we released DEADLY DOZEN as a gift to our fans. It's a collection of twelve mysteries/thrillers, one from each member of The Twelve, and it went on to sell (as of today) nearly 95,000 copies and spend two weeks on the New York Times bestseller list as well as six weeks on USA Today's list.

It's one hell of an accomplishment and something I'll never forget. But in this business, if you're not moving forward you're falling behind, so even while DEADLY DOZEN was becoming a bestseller, we knew we needed to do something else to maintain our hard-won momentum and give MORE to our readers, both long-time and brand-new.

Welcome to out next project: FLIGHT 12, a series of thrillers loosely connected by one event - Skyway Airlines Flight 12 from New York to Rome.

Each member of The Twelve will write original material featuring one of his or her main characters, the entries will be released over time, prizes will be won, and at the end of the project, the final installment will be written based on suggestions from you, the readers.

To my knowledge, a project on this scale has never been tried, and it's exciting as hell - and nerve-wracking - to have the honor of leading off a lineup that includes, in order:

J. Carson Black
Diane Capri
Cheryl Bradshaw
Aaron Patterson
Vincent Zandri
Michele Scott/A.K. Alexander
J.R. Rain
Joshua Graham
Brett Battles
Carol Davis Luce
Robert Gregory Browne

So if you want to be a part of something truly different, maybe even revolutionary, check out my brand-new release, FLIGHT 12: A KRISTIN CUNNINGHAM THRILLER, and get ready for an ongoing project that will knock your socks off.

Oh, and when you pick up your copy, be sure to check out the embedded links. You might just have a shot at winning cool stuff like a Kindle Paperwhite, or travel bags filled with stuff you'll need on Skyways Flight 12 to Rome.

And then help The Twelve write the ending to this unique project.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Best Book Deal You'll See This Year

A couple of months ago I was asked if I might be interested in joining a group of like-minded mystery/thriller authors with the goal of promoting ourselves - both individually and as a group - as well as pushing each other to be better writers.

I thought about it for awhile, and -- ah, who am I kidding, I didn't have to think about it at all. I said "Hell, yes" before they could change their minds, and just like that I became one of The Twelve.

The Twelve consists of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, award-winning authors, journalist-authors, traditionally-published authors, and…well…me. Our goal is nothing less than world domination (or World Domination, depending on how you look at it).

We have a lot of cool stuff planned for the future, but our very first project as a group is something any reader of genre fiction should be able to get behind: DEADLY DOZEN, a twelve volume ebook set of mysteries and thrillers, one book from each author, for the ridiculously low price of $9.99, or less than a buck per book.

BUT WAIT, as the infomercials say, THERE'S MORE! The special introductory price for this twelve-book set (some people call them "box sets," but as the whole thing is electronic I can't really get behind that description in any meaningful way) is just 99 cents for a very limited time.

Now, I don't have to tell you that's less than eight-and-a-half cents per book. And these aren't just any books, these are gripping tales from some of the most talented genre writers around and…well…me. 

Check out this lineup:

DON'T KNOW JACK - Diane Capri
CRY WOLF - J. Carson Black
NIGHT WIDOW - Carol Davis Luce
STRANGER IN TOWN - Cheryl Bradshaw
BREAKING STEELE - Aaron Patterson
TERMINUS - Joshua Graham
DEAD CELEB - Michele Scott
FINAL VECTOR - Allan Leverone
THE GIFTS - Linda S. Prather

The individual books in this collection have racked up nearly seven hundred five-star reader reviews at Amazon, and if purchased separately, would cost more than $46, even for the electronic versions. So let's face it, you're going to kick yourself in the ass if you miss out on getting this amazing collection for less than you'd pay for a small coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.

So here are the links for what will be an indispensable collection for any genre reader:


DEADLY DOZEN at Barnes and Noble



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Thanks a lot for your interest, and I hope you enjoy DEADLY DOZEN!