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NEW Deadly Thyme cover for EbookLast spring Deadly Thyme won first place in Young Adult with Texas Association of Authors. Today, I just found out Deadly Thyme won first place in psychological suspense with the CLUE Awards.  I’m so thrilled!! Two First Place awards for Deadly Thyme!!

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The CLUE 2014 AWARDS FIRST PLACE Category Winners for Suspense and Thriller Novels


Chanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the CLUE  AWARDS 2014 for Suspense and Thriller Novels, a division of Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions.

Clue Awards for Suspense Thriller NovelsThe CLUE Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Suspense and Thriller Fiction. The First Place Category Winners will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala held in late September 2015.

Chanticleer Reviews is proud to be a literary affiliate of the Historical Novel Society.

Congratulations to The CLUE FIRST PLACE Category 2014 Award Winners:

  • Historical: Rachel B. Ledge for The Red Ribbon  
  • Romantic Suspense: Mimi Barbour for Special Agent Francesca  
  • International Intrigue/World Events: Lawrence Verigin for The Dark Seed
  • Contemporary Mystery/Suspense: Pamela Beason for The Only Clue
  • Private Eye/Noir:  Keith Dixon for The Bleak
  • Police Procedural: Jode Susan Millman for The Midnight Call
  • Spy/Espionage: Michelle Daniel for The Red Circle
  • Psychological Thriller: Rebecca Nolen for Deadly Thyme
  • Cozy/Amateur Sleuth: JoAnn Basset for I’m Kona Love You Forever
  • True Crime: Gayle Nix Jackson for Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film 


To view the 2014 CLUE Finalists whose works made it to the short list, please click here.

Good Luck to the Chaucer First Place Category Winners as they compete for the CLUE AWARDS 2014 GRAND PRIZE position!

The 2014 CLUE FIRST PLACE category winners will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala that will take place in September 2015. The CLUE  2014 Grand Prize winner will be announced at the Awards Gala.

Comicpalooza 2015

Me and the wasp. Thank you, Tammy for the fabulous photo.
Me and the wasp. Thank you, Tammy for the fabulous photo.

Hey! What about this weather? I hope none of you got water in your homes. (I know of one friend who did. ) If you did, I hope you are now safe, and dry.

Welcome to all my new friends! It was so great to meet you at comicpalooza. We had such fun, didn’t we?

I saw more amazing costumes than I’ve ever seen before.

The people I met were so kind and generous with their time and advice. This is definitely a venue you will see me at in the future.

Tammy had a booth right across from me. We would wave when there were no people in the aisle. She came over the last day and took my picture. It looks like the wasp isn’t enjoying my hugs. Awww.

And here is what Tammy said about The Dry:  I just wanted to say that this rainy weather put me in a mood to read a lot and I finished The Dry rather quickly! I put my review on amazon (tlynn2002) but I wanted to tell you that I thought this was a wonderful read! It had me tearing up a little towards the end. Thank you so much for letting me review your book! I will definitely recommend it to people. 🙂

Writing fact: Put your character into a situation which requires a response. Your character’s character is shown to your reader in this way.

A Great Boost With A Review

booksHere is a link to a review for Deadly Thyme that you may be interested in. http://blogcritics.org/book-review-deadly-thyme-by-r-l-nolen/#respond

I was so excited to see this! Wow! Even though it is four stars it is a good one. It sounded as if the reviewer was stretched out of her comfort zone on this – reading a psychological suspense. There is a specific market for this book. It is a British murder/mystery/suspense. That is specific. The only character she did not fall in love with is Ruth. That’s the only negative. I’ll take it.

British writers in this genre tend to focus on the psychological aspects of a murder/and murderer. The gory stuff happens “off-stage”. You, the reader, see the results, a book that is sort of like an Alfred Hitchcock movie. He used shadow to the best advantage for spooky atmosphere. A British M/M or suspense is all about atmosphere, and drama, but there must also be a bit of humor.

Enjoy this review and please purchase Deadly Thyme from Amazon, Barnes & Noble (Nook), iStore books, and anywhere else. Deadly Thyme as an ebook is $4.99. And The Dry as an ebook is $2.99. Cheaper than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Now (TODAY) the second bit of good news is this: Both of my books are now in Ingram’s catalog so they can be ordered for any bookstore anywhere. Please do me a favor and ask your local bookstore to order them. Also, ask your library to order the books. They are available for libraries as ebooks or through the Ingram’s catalog.

And as always, if you pinky swear on your mother’s meatloaf that you will write a review on Amazon (only 20 words required, people!!!) you can apply to me for a FREE ebook. (ask) JUST SAYIN’ I’m looking for reviews and I’m not opposed to begging and sending chocolate.

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