Guest Post by Alexandra Allred

Anniversary-Killer-Hi-Res-Cover

Genre: Fiction/Mystery & Detective/Women Sleuth

ISBN e-book:  978-1-61213-262-4

Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

 Summary:

Anniversary-Killer-3D-Book-StackOne o’clock and all’s . . . well, not so well, but what’s new in the world of Allie Lindell?

Almost a year to the day, Mickey Callahan’s business partner was found dead from a single gunshot wound to the head and nothing but questions surrounding his murder. Now, Mickey is convinced that the same people are out to get him. After a sloppy kidnapping attempt, no one takes him seriously until the body count starts to grow.

While the part-time sleuth and full-time mother of two had promised to stay away from murder and mayhem for a while, Allie can’t resist the mystery that practically ignites in her own backyard.

The Allie Lindell saga returns with the third book in the series and more drama than ever as Allie continues to struggle to remember the love of her life and partner while trying to keep her head above water as she wades through the underworld of gambling, race horses, and murder.

Guest Post by Alexandra

Cover Inspiration

I was working on the Anniversary Killer cover with a designer for The Writer’s Coffee Shop. This is an interesting aspect to book publishing most people do not know about. Jenn McGuire, the designer, had not read the book. With her job, there is no way she could read every book that comes across her desk and so often times she will read the back cover summary to get an idea of what the book is about. After a quick read, she sent me some possible cover ideas. There was a wide variety of horse, racetrack, and gambling images, which of course are big themes in the book but it wasn’t quite right. What to do? What to do? I paced around for a bit and honestly, I was not much help to Jenn. My husband gets full credit for this one. I explained the book premise to him and showed him a few racetrack pictures. He said, “What about a calendar? You know, like it marks the date of the first murder?” Voila! In pure Jenn style, she added the bloody thumbprint. Perfection. Jenn is also responsible for the cover of Sweetbreath that depicts a chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken from it and blood is oozing from the cookie. It’s all a bloody mess and I love it!

About the Author:

aallredAlexandra Allred is a former national and professional athlete turned adventure writer turned humorist and novelist. She’s often been called the next Erma Bombeck with a grudge. Her annual Christmas letters, which have frequently made the news, could make the Grinch weep with joy. For a taste of holiday glee, see http://www.allredgreetings.blogspot.com

Allred is a writer of fiction and nonfiction alike, but is most proud of the Allie Lindell series. Several close friends from her sports background and personal life have been the source of inspiration for the books. And just like Allie Lindell, Allred grew up with a father who taught her the love of reading a good obituary column.

Allred writes for Waxahachie Daily Light newspaper, continues to testify in Washington D.C. on behalf of children with asthma and our need for clean air, and she’s never too far from her gym in Midlothian, Texas. You can always drop her a note at www.alexandratheauthor.com.

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Praise for Anniversary Killer

“Another humorous Allie story, and it was nice to see her sister joining the gang.”  – Andrea Goodreads Review

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