Two weeks and counting down until the November 15 release of The Dollmaker, the second of my The Forgotten Files novels. I’m excited to soon be introducing everyone to medical examiner Tessa McGowan, her not-yet-ex, Virginia State Police Agent Dakota Sharp, and the serial killer whose twisted pursuits surprised even me. Want to meet them sooner? Enter and you may be one of two winners. Hurry. The Dollmaker Two Weeks, Two Books, Two Winners Flash Giveawayends Wednesday at midnight.
Thanks for all the great response to recent Forensic Friday posts and excerpts. I’ve enjoyed pulling from the research for my Morgan Family novel, Vulnerable, and my brand new The Forgotten Files debut title, The Shark. And I hope everyone’s been enjoying the excerpts included with the forensic facts.
However, in the interest of taking advantage of the beautiful weather and spending more time out of doors with the pups, I’m taking a Forensic Friday summer hiatus. Watch for more facts and law enforcement info as fall approaches.
In the meantime, I’m celebrating Audiobook month–June!—with a new Grab the Evidence Bag Giveaway. Content will be a surprise, but they are recent titles and this time around we’ll have three winners. Are you a fan of audiobooks? If so, please check out all my audiobook editions.
I hope you’ll enter for a chance to win. Happy Audiobook Month to you!
Publication day is almost upon us. The Shark, the first of my The Forgotten Files novels, is already on sale and will be officially published this Tuesday, May 24th. I hope you’ll want to meet “The Shark”and put him on the top of your TBR pile. Until then, I hope you’ll take a moment to read an excerpt or check out the early reviews.
In the meantime, you’re invited to share the publication day excitement by gambling to win a copy of The Shark via the entry below.
But hurry! The giveaway ends Tuesday at midnight. Good luck!
Michelle of Wernersville, Pennsylvania is the winner of last week’s Grab the Evidence Bag Giveaway. Congrats, Michelle!
Tonight, this week’s evidence bag giveaway is just beginning. I’m sharing another chance to win and debuting a new, exclusive to maryburton.com excerpt from The Shark, the first of my The Forgotten File novels! I hope you enjoy it.
Again, if you gave it a shot last week and and didn’t win, take another chance. Enter below and you may be the one to receive the next evidence bag of books.
In the meanwhile, here’s Virginia State Police Trooper Riley Tatum and Agent Dakota Sharp on their way to question the parents of a victim . . .
As they drove in silence, she thought about the playing cards hidden in her house. A thousand miles and a dozen years separated her and the day someone had given her those cards. She had no forensic evidence or memories she could attach to the cards. And with Hanna’s adoption looming, just the suggestion of a link to a serial killer could derail the final judgment. Still, the cards couldn’t be ignored.
“Have you considered entering the murder in ViCAP?” she asked.
“The FBI database? Why?”
“The playing cards found with the victim are distinctive. The handwritten word Loser on each is a signature.”
He cursed under his breath. “Don’t make this more than it is.”
Gripping the wheel, she pulled herself up a little straighter. “I disagree. They have a distinctive look. I bet they’re custom made. It’s worth a shot.”
“Anything federal amounts to a shit-ton of paperwork.”
“I’ll do it.”
He groaned and rubbed his eyes. “You don’t want to deal with the feds.”
“You don’t like the feds?”
“We’ve crossed swords before.”
“But it’s the only hard evidence we have at the moment,” she coaxed. “You’ve got to admit the cards are different.”
He tensed as she sped up to merge into highway traffic. “The cards are unique.”
“Like I said, I can help.”
He glanced at her, eyebrow raised as if searching. “What aren’t you telling me?”
My new book, The Shark, the first of my The Forgotten Files novels, will be published on May 24th. As I often do, I’m marking the remaining weeks with some giveaways. So, please take a moment to enter below to win an “evidence bag” filled with some of my earlier books in my Grab the Evidence Bag Giveaway.
I’ll give you a hint—in honor of my April book, Vulnerable, the “grab bag” will contain at least one of the Morgan of Nashville novels. And a big thank you to all for making all four of the books—Cover Your Eyes, Be Afraid,I’ll Never Let You Go and Vulnerable— national bestsellers.
So happy to be sharing VULNERABLEwith you all at last! Not that it’s really been a long wait. It’s simply that once I finish a book, it always seems that way to me. I’m just excited about getting to the part where I hear if you like the story, what you think about the plot, characters and the romance, and—I can’t help myself—find out if you guessed “whodunit.”
Thanks to everyone who’s shared how much they’ve enjoyed my previous Morgan Family titles, I’ll Never Let You Go (Alex), Be Afraid (Rick) and Cover Your Eyes(Deke). Now, as you know, it’s sister Georgia’s turn. She’s teamed with Detective Jake Bishop for a cold case that suddenly turns hot—and deadly.
Haven’t read them all? Loaned your copies out and never saw them again? Have a friend who needs to catch up? If so, please celebrate the publication of VULNERABLE with me by entering to win the first three Morgan Family novels. As soon as you finish doing that, I hope you’ll be settling in to read VULNERABLE.
Good luck in the giveaway and please feel free to share the publication day excitement and chance to win with friends and family.
P.S. Contest ends Friday, April 1 at midnight. (No fooling.)