Celebrate Canada Day and Buy Yourself A Book. Summer Sizzles E-Books $1.99 Or Less Sale!

My publisher, Imajin Books, has put their ebooks on sale for just $1.99 – and some for less!

If you love mystery, suspense, and thrillers check out these bestselling books. Grab ’em now between July 1st and July 15th only! Visit the exclusive book page.

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If you haven’t read one of my books, here’s your chance to get them on sale. Just click the book cover.

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The Stone Mountain Mysteries On Sale

Thanks to Imajin Books for putting DESCENT and BLAZE on sale.  Why not buy yourself a present, curl up, and read.

Just to entice you, here’s a little endorsement for Descent.

In this impressive debut, Kristina Stanley weaves a vivid, chilling tale of jealousy, secrets, and betrayal in a close-knit mountain ski village. Like its likeable young heroine, Kalin Thompson, DESCENT is both tender and tough.” – Barbara Fradkin: author of the Inspector Green Mysteries and two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel.

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DESCENT shortlisted for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Unhanged Arthur for excellence in crime writing.

When Kalin Thompson is promoted to Director of Security at Stone Mountain Resort, she soon becomes entangled in the high-profile murder investigation of an up-and-coming Olympic-caliber skier. There are more suspects with motives than there are gates on the super-G course, and danger mounts with every turn.

Kalin’s boss orders her to investigate. Her boyfriend wants her to stay safe and let the cops do their job. Torn between loyalty to friends and professional duty, Kalin must look within her isolated community to unearth the killer’s identity.

BLAZE shortlisted for the 2014 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger.

Instead of exchanging vows, Kalin Thompson spends her wedding day running from a forest fire near Stone Mountain Resort, and the pregnant friend trapped with her has just gone into labor. Meanwhile, Kalin’s fiancé, Ben Timlin, hangs from the rafters of a burning building, fighting for his life. Can the situation get any hotter?

When the fire is declared as arson, finding the firebug responsible becomes Kalin’s personal mission. In the course of her investigation as Director of Security, she discovers that some people will go to extreme measures to keep her from exposing their secrets.

Thank you 🙂

Thanks to all my readers who have bought and read the books in the Stone Mountain Series. It’s a wonderful feeling to know others have read my stories.

Instant Book Previews Via Amazon. Very Cool!

One has to wonder…Is it possible to stay on top of book marketing? Sometimes I’m overwhelmed with the amount there is to learn.

This week, I discovered, well discovered is not quite right…My publisher, Imajin Books, informed me there is a feature on Amazon where people can read a sample of my book without having to do much.

This is what you can do…

Add Instant Previews of your books to your website, blog, or app
When readers first discover your book, many of them will want to start reading it right away. By adding Instant Previews to your website, you enable your visitors to start reading a sample instantly without ever having to leave your site. No sign up, sign in, or app download required. Before Instant Previews, getting from your site to the first page of a book could take seven clicks. Now, it’s always just a single click away.
I think that blurb came right from Amazon.
So I’m trilled. Then I find out I’m late to the game. My author friends all know how to do this already. Hence I’m sharing it here in case there are others out there who don’t know about this.
If you want to test this feature out, here are the links:
If you want to see what a sample looks like, and perhaps discover what I write, then click below:
DESCENT sample
BLAZE sample
This feature is not available for AVALANCHE yet, as it releases officially tomorrow. But it will be then.
As a gift from my publisher, AVALANCHE is on sale for a limited time at $0.99 USD.
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AVALANCHE: Stone Mountain Mystery #3 In Paperback

 Avalanche Cover FinalWith only 6 days to go until AVALANCHE is released,  Imajin Books has just announced that AVALANCHE is now available in Trade Paperback  on Amazon.com.

AVALANCHE will be available soon in Trade Paperback on other amazon sites world wide.

Today begins a busy week for me. I start touring blogs tomorrow, with the wonderful Kat Flannery kicking off the tour. I’ve written a unique blog for each guest post, hoping to give everyone’s readers something special.

Next Saturday, is the big day.  It’s less than a year since DESCENT was published, nine months since BLAZE was released, and I have to pinch myself to believe it’s actually happening.

In case you prefer to read on your eReader, AVALANCHE is on sale for a limited time for $0.99 USD. 

Thank you to all of you who have supporting me in my journey to publish the first three novels in the Stone Mountain Mystery Series.

 

 

 

Who Is Kalin Thompson?

Avalanche Cover FinalWith AVALANCHE about to be released, I wanted to share a bit of Kalin Thompson’s life with you. Before the Stone Mountain Series began, Kalin was married to Jack, had a successful career in Human Resources with the Canadian Government, and loved her life.

Then one day, everything changed…But I’ll let Kalin tell you about it.

A DAY IN MY LIFE by Kalin Thompson

I opened the door to find two Ottawa police officers standing on my stoop.

“May we come in?” the one on the right asked.

No. You may not. Jack wasn’t home yet, and he should have been home hours ago. I wanted to slam the door and run. Instead, I stood there, smiling at them, being polite. What an idiotic time to smile. I took one careful step after another into the living room, trying to slow time. I must have looked as if I was walking the line of sobriety.

“Are you Kalin Thompson?”

Get out of my house. “Yes.”

“Your husband is Jack Thompson?”

I hated these two strangers standing in my living room. The guy had sweat on his brow. From the oppressive heat that day or from what he was about to tell me, I couldn’t know. The woman’s cheeks flushed, and her eyes avoided contact with mine. She examined the photos of Jack and me on the mantle, shuffled her feet and waited for her partner to speak.

Jack and I were supposed to be sitting in an air-conditioned theatre, fingers intertwined, watching the latest James Bond movie. I didn’t have time to talk. Maybe he was waiting for me, ticket in hand, shaking his head at how unusual it was for me to be late.

“You’re husband was riding his bike on Bronson Avenue when he was hit by a car,” the man said.

Okay, that’s not so terrible. He’s at the hospital. I’ll go to him, and he’ll be fine. Except what if he was paralyzed. He must be seriously hurt if the cops were here, otherwise he would have phoned me himself.

I picked up my car key. “What hospital is he at? I’ll go now.”

“He’s not at a hospital.”

“I don’t understand. Then why are you here?”

“I’m very sorry to tell you, but Jack died in the accident.”

I kept breathing, but I’m not sure how. My body still functioned when my mind wanted to shut down. I backed into the living room wall but had nowhere to go. If only I hadn’t answered the door.

“Who hit him?” I asked, like that mattered.

“We don’t know yet.”

“You mean the driver didn’t stop?” Bronson Avenue was a block away from our home. Jack had been minutes away from our driveway.

Minutes from opening the front door, burying me in a hug, and taking me out for the night.

“Have you been driving your car this afternoon?”

“What?”

“We’d like to have a look at your car,” the man said.

I handed my key to the officer, then sagged onto the couch. “It’s in the garage.”

Two years later when I looked back at this scene, I still didn’t understand how something so dreadful could have happened. I couldn’t believe I might never know who killed Jack.

I quit my job and accepted a new one. I’ll be the human resources manager at Stone Mountain Resort in the Purcell Mountains. It’s almost as far west as I could travel and still be in the same country. A big change was the only way for me to survive.

I knew leaving wouldn’t kill the pain of losing Jack. I knew I’d never get over him. But I also knew I had to live. I wasn’t thirty yet.

I got on a plane and flew to Calgary. From there I took the bus to Holden, BC. I took a taxi to Stone Mountain Resort and life began again.

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If you want to find out what happened next in Kalin Thompson’s life, DESCENT is the first in the “Stone Mountain” Mystery Series followed by BLAZE, and then AVALANCHE. In AVALANCHE you might just find out what really happened to Jack…

A Little About AVALANCHE (To Be Released June 25th, 2016):

On a cold winter morning, the safe at Stone Mountain Resort is robbed, and Kalin Thompson’s brother, Roy, suspiciously disappears. As Director of Security, Kalin would normally lead the investigation, but when her brother becomes the prime suspect, she is ordered to stay clear.

The police and the president of the resort turn their sights on Kalin, who risks everything to covertly attempt to clear Roy’s name. As threats against her escalate, she moves closer to uncovering the guilty party. Is Kalin’s faith in her brother justified? Or will the truth destroy her?

A Gift to My Readers from Imajin Books:

Imajin Books has put AVALANCHE on sale for $0.99 USD for a limited time. Grab your copy before the price goes up. It’s available for pre-order now.
Thanks for reading…

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Imajin Books Spring #eBook #Sale

Shower yourself with ebooks from Imajin Books during the Spring Showers eBook Sale April 17 – 23.

The sale includes DESCENT and BLAZE, so if you haven’t read either Stone Mountain Mystery, now is your chance.  Avalanche will be released later this spring, so why not read the first two in the series?

You’ll find an amazing selection of eBooks at Imajin Books for only  $0.99 US. If you like trilogies, and who doesn’t, these are only $1.99 US.

Give yourself the gift of reading. You deserve it.

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Descent: When Kalin Thompson is promoted to Director of Security at Stone Mountain Resort, she soon becomes entangled in the high-profile murder investigation of an up-and-coming Olympic-caliber skier. There are more suspects with motives than there are gates on the super-G course, and danger mounts with every turn.

Blaze: Instead of exchanging vows, Kalin Thompson spends her wedding day running from a forest fire near Stone Mountain Resort, and the pregnant friend trapped with her has just gone into labor. Meanwhile, Kalin’s fiancé, Ben Timlin, hangs from the rafters of a burning building, fighting for his life. Can the situation get any hotter?

Avalanche: On a cold winter morning, the safe at Stone Mountain Resort is robbed, and Kalin Thompson’s brother, Roy, suspiciously disappears. As Director of Security, Kalin would normally lead the investigation, but when her brother becomes the prime suspect, she is ordered to stay clear.

The police and the president of the resort turn their sights on Kalin, who risks everything to covertly attempt to clear Roy’s name. As threats against her escalate, she moves closer to uncovering the guilty party. Is Kalin’s faith in her brother justified? Or will the truth destroy her?

Thanks for reading…