Mary Burton News

One Million and Counting…

One Million and Counting…

  I received The Diamond Award from my publisher Montlake Romance celebrating my novels reaching 1,000,000 readers. That's just since 2016! Chilling the champagne...              

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$USPENSE ON $ALE

Heads up! Digital editions of Dying Scream and Dead Ringer are currently on sale for at $4.99 each. Please check your favorite ebook retailer or click the images. Dying Scream places Adrianna Barrington and Homicide Detective Gage Hudson at the center of a case involving a family legacy, multiple killings, unmarked graves, and a missing baby. In Dead Ringer local Richmond on air news reporter Kendall Shaw ignores warnings from Detective Jacob Warwick and continues to investigate killings by an obsessed psychopath. Both are sent in my hometown, Richmond.

Buy Now–Dying Scream Buy Now–Dead Ringer

Cover of Mary Burton's The Seventh VictimCover of I'm Watching YouTHIS JUST IN (6/19/17): The digital edition of I’m Watching You is currently on sale for $2.99

Plus!
Print editions of my national bestseller, The Seventh Victim, the first of my Texas Ranger novels, is just $3.99 in a special June promotion only in store at Wal*Mart.

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Guess who’s saying The Hangman will “have readers enthralled” and is a “gut-wrenching romantic thriller”

A giant shout out to Publishers Weekly and RT Book Reviews for their pre-release reviews of my next The Forgotten Files novel, The Hangman. I appreciate that you reviewed The Hangman, which comes out on April 25th, and I’m so happy that your reviewers enjoyed it. Next up: the ultimate opinion makers—readers!

“A gut-wrenching romantic thriller…nail-biting moments are even more tense because the reader knows the killer’s motives while the characters do not. Newcomers and fans alike will enjoy the slow-burning passion and dangerous action in this gritty tale.”

“Burton’s latest will have readers enthralled from the start…strong, credible and vulnerable characters…with a solid plot, heightened tension, steady pacing and a cleverly written villain, Burton’s expertise at crafting suspense shines bright in this novel.”
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THE SHARK and THE DOLLMAKER on sale for $1.99 in April

April showers bring…discounts on the e-editions of my first two The Forgotten Files novels, The Shark and The Dollmaker. They’re now $1.99 all this month on Amazon as we head toward the April 25th release date of The Hangman. In this new book, the work of Shield Security and Virginia law enforcement continues as Julia Vargas and Tobias Novak hunt down The Hangman, a twisted serial killer who created ghoulish exhibitions of his victims. He hasn’t been heard from in twenty-five years. Now, he’s back.

Grab The Hangman Excerpt!

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The Hangman cover and release date

The cover for Mary Burton's THE HANGMAN, The Forgotten Files Book 3I’m excited to share the final art and the confirmed release date (4/25/17) for The Hangman, Book 3 of my The Forgotten Files novels. I hope you like the cover as much as I do. The Hangman is Virginia State Police Agent Juila Vargas and Richmond Homicide Detective Tobias Novak’s story of their pursuit of a long dormant, twisted serial killer with ties to Julia’s past. More about the book, an excerpt and pre-order links can be found here.

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The Hangman Cover & Release Date & Latest Newsletter

Cover of Mary Burton's THE HANGMAN

I’m excited to share the final art and the confirmed release date (4/25/17) for The Hangman, Book 3 of my The Forgotten Files novels. I hope you like the cover as much as I do. The Hangman is Virginia State Police Agent Juila Vargas and Richmond Homicide Detective Tobias Novak’s story of their pursuit of a long dormant, twisted serial killer with ties to Julia’s past. More about the book, including an excerpt and pre-order links can be found here.

Also, my latest newsletter just came out and includes a giveaway and updates on current discounts on some of my titles. If you missed it, you can grab it online. You may also want to join my email list below for future news and the occasional Killer Recipe.

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I’m Going to Disney World

Promo banner for RWA conference 2017I’m going to Disney World! The famed resort is the site of the Romance Writers of America’s 2017 conference. I just finished getting all the details confirmed. This year the four day event is in Orlando at Walt Disney World’s Dolphin Resort. As always, it will include RWA’s annual fundraiser, the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, which features hundreds of romance novelists.The signing is open to the public, so I’m already looking forward to meeting new readers and reuniting with many of those I’ve met along the way. if you’re able to be there, please do drop by and say hello. It’s Saturday, July 29, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Dolphin Resort’s Pacific Hall.

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Senseless & Merciless “Bundled” & on Sale for $2.99 Plus Other Bargains

Happy 2017! I hope it’s been good to you so far. I’m excited to share some bargains on digital editions of several of my titles. Right now (1-11-17) two of my Alexandria titles, SENSELESS and MERCILESS are available from Amazon/Kindle as a “bundle” that includes both for $2.99. Digital editions of my Morgan Family novels are currently $1.99 – $3.99 at Amazon, Nook/B&N, Blio, Books-a-Million, iBooks and Kobo. They are I’LL NEVER LET YOU GO ($1.99), VULNERABLE ($2.99), COVER YOUR EYES ($3.99) and BE AFRAID ($3.99).

Meanwhile, the Kindle editions of my The Forgotten Files novels THE SHARK and THE DOLLMAKER are each $4.99. You can also still grab them via Kindle Unlimited.

Wishing you happy reading whatever your weather this time of year. Here at home, I’m anticipating turning up the heat a bit and snuggling in with a new book and a cup of tea.

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The Shark on Sale at Amazon

FOR EVERY CRIME, THERE MUST BE JUSTICE

The Shark is 50{2bc7e4e23428b05b0f692f1ddf5d723165e7c1faee94cc402238e96593bfbeaa} off at Amazon in digital through the end of December and almost that much (46{2bc7e4e23428b05b0f692f1ddf5d723165e7c1faee94cc402238e96593bfbeaa} off) in print — currently $7.06. It’s the first of my The Forgotten Files novels and is set in my home state, Virginia. There’s still time to add it to your holiday list.

Here’s a bit about the story—

A grisly murder . . . a teenage runaway . . . recurring dreams of men playing cards . . . the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game . . . only one survived . . . and now the Shark intends to even the score.

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You’re Not Safe E-edition Now $1.99

You’re Not SafeThe cover of Mary Burton's novel You're Not Safe is currently $1.99 at Amazon/Kindle, B&N/Nook, iBooks and Kobo. One of my three Texas Ranger novels, it’s set in the Texas Hill Country and is Ranger Tec Bragg and vineyard owner Greer Templeton’s story.

 

Here’s a bit from the book cover describing the story.

The broken body hanging from a tree . . . the frozen figure huddled in a meat locker. . . only at second glance does the truth become apparent. What seems like suicide is far more sinister, and the terror is only beginning.

 

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One Week to Pub Date = One More Chance to Win The Dollmaker

THEDOLLMAKER_280x459One week to go until the November 15 release of The Dollmaker, the second of my The Forgotten Files novels.That’s time enough for one more Flash Giveaway starting now and ending midnight on Wednesday, 11/9. Enter for a chance to be the winner of an early copy of The Dollmaker. Meet Tessa, Dakota and a killer whose penchant for real life—if not live—dolls accelerates as each deadly case emerges.

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Enter to Win One of Two Copies of The Dollmaker

THEDOLLMAKER_280x459Two 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 Giveaway ends Wednesday at midnight.

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The Dollmaker—New Excerpt Up Now

The Dollmaker—New Excerpt Up Now

The cover of Mary Burton's book The Dollmaker

You’re invited to enjoy the latest sneak peek from The Dollmaker.


A new excerpt is up now. In it, Virginia State Police Agent Dakota Sharp receives an unexpected call from his estranged wife, pathologist Tessa McGowan. He’s in for a surprise. Actually several. I hope you’ll have a chance to take a look.

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Before She Dies Debuts a New Look

Before She Dies Debuts a New Look

BEFORE SHE DIES cover image reissue 9-2016 hi res

Before She Dies is in the spotlight again.

Kensington has recently re-released it with a bit of fanfare and a new cover as they reach out to readers new to my books and those who simply haven’t had a chance to read this one yet. Publishers Weekly’s starred review says Before She Dies “will have readers sleeping with the lights on.” So, if you haven’t met Alexandria Homicide Detectives Daniel Rokov, Malcolm Kier and Deacon Garrison or Angie Carlson and Charlotte Wellington, the high-powered attorney who becomes Rokov’s love interest, I hope you will soon.

And apologies in advance for any lost sleep.

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Stocking Stuffer Heads Up

Stocking Stuffer Heads Up

Our First Christmas revised HI RESI love the holidays and all they entail, including stories centered on the spirit of Christmas. I’m happy to claim one as my own—A Ranger for Christmas. A novella, it’s featured in the USA Today bestseller, Our First Christmas, which is being published as a mass market original for the first time on September 27th.

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Readers Talk About The Shark

Readers Talk About The Shark

I can't resist a quick share of reader response via amazon.com to The Shark, the first of my The Forgotten Files novels.  “Outstanding!! . . . Mary Burton's books are so full of suspense they are...

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The Dollmaker is On Its Way

Early reader copies of THE DOLLMAKER have arrived! I’m delighted to have the book in my hands and to know it’s only a few months until I hear what readers think of forensic pathologist Tessa...

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PUB DATE+8 COVER YOUR EYES CONTEST

  PUB DATE+8 Thank you to all who have shared kind words about COVER YOUR EYES! I appreciate the recommendations and your "shares" with friends. I think it's time to celebrate pub month with...

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Virginia Festival of the Book

I had a great time at the Virginia Festival of the Book held in Charlottesville, Virginia March 20-24.  I was there for an action packed Saturday that began with a reception sponsored by the...

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Virginia This Morning!

On Friday, I had the great pleasure of being on Virginia This Morning to discuss the release of my latest suspense novel, THE SEVENTH VICITM.      

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Book Signings!

I hit to the road this past weekend and headed south first to Greenville, S.C. where I signed at Fiction-Addiction.  What a great store!  It was so much fun meeting readers and signing books.  ...

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