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The Lost Romeo Cover & Mini-Blurb

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (175)

After going back and forth with titles and covers for the next book in the Carol Karuso Mystery series, I finally settled on both. I think it goes well with the first book cover, don't you? Now I just have to hurry up and finish the book. Shout out to Cover Quill for their excellent work.

Mini-Blurb: Carol Karuso has made more than her share of mistakes when it comes to picking lovers and boyfriends. When a particularly heinous womanizer from her recent past disappears, she could care less. That is until her best friend guilts her into helping his daughter look for him. Will Carol's developing skills as an investigator be enough to find this lost Romeo before he becomes a dead one?


Paperbacks are $7.99 on Createspace

Posted on July 15, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (45)

Print on Demand is expensive, especially when you sell through multiple channels. To make the paperback versions of my longer works more affordable, I've made them exclusive to Creatspace (https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=R.+Marquez&sitesearch_type=STORE). They are offered in an an easy-to-read 11-point font and in an also easy-to-hold 5.25 X 8 inch format. Tell your friends.

Fallen Angel has become The Lost Rose

Posted on July 9, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Though I loved the cover and title for the first Carol Karuso Mystery book, unfortunately both were confusing to readers. Many thought it was a paranormal novel about angels. My bad. So, I've retitled it and replaced the cover with something that I hope will attract readers who might be interested in a book about a redheaded detective on the trail of the lost. Hope you like it.

Fallen Angel $0.99 on various Vendor Sites

Posted on June 17, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (117)

Fallen Angel, the first book in the Carol Karuso Mystery series, is now widely available. Check the books2read link to find your favorite vendor. It is also at the introductory price of $0.99. Enjoy.


Woof, Woof.

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

For fans of the cute, devoted terrier of the Matty Cruz Adventure series, this is how I envision her. If your picture of her differs, no worries. Your perception is as good as mine.

Texas Redux Is No More

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Texas Redux, the prequel to the Carol Karuso Mystery series, was written as an experiment, and had limited release. After review, I believe readers prefer to learn about Carol's past from the Matty Cruz Adventure series. Will I ever publish the sequel again? Probably not. If I get enough requests from readers, I may make it a freebie for folks who signup for my maillist. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Fallen Angel 99 cent sale

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Fallen Angel, the first book in the Carol Karuso Mystery series, is on sale for 99 cents until 4/26/17. Also check out the new cover for Texas Redux, the prequel to the series. Also available on Amazon for 99 cents.