Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bestseller for a Day - "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" by Ann Charles

Just One More Paragraph is thrilled to be a sponsor of the Bestseller for a Day pick, "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" by Ann Charles. So what is Bestseller of the Day, you ask? This is the day that we try to help make author's dreams come true. Ann, along with 3 other authors are offering their books for only 99 cents each today. By purchasing "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" and any of the other books, you will help drive them up the Kindle charts. So, for under $4 you can add 4 books to your library. (That's less than a cost of a trip to Starbucks!) Plus, when you buy them today, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle. For more information, please visit:

WINNER of the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense!

WINNER of the 2011 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements!

Praise for Nearly Departed in Deadwood:

"Violet Parker follows a path blazed by Stephanie Plum (the heroine in Janet Evanovich's best-selling series), but she is no copycat. Violet is sexy and smart. Charles' mystery Nearly Departed in Deadwood is out of this world." -Sarah M. Anderson, Reviewer for Romance Novel News

"Nearly Departed In Deadwood was a contemporary mystery romance with a touch of paranormal that kept me enthralled with goosebump-creepiness and belly aching laughter." ***** FIVE STARS! -Escape Between the Pages Book Reviews

"It's no wonder Ann won an award for this story. Her storytelling capabilities are tremendous."  ***** FIVE STARS! -ParaYourNormal Book Reviews

"Ann Charles weaves a fun romp of humor, romance, mystery, and the occult. The pages are brimming with eccentric small town characters." -Angela Spencer, Reviewer for Rise Reviews

My Thoughts:

Watch out for the sassy and sexy Violet Parker, because she has no qualms in telling it like it is - especially to her slimy co-worker, Ray, who wants more than anything to see Violet lose her job so his nephew can take over. Violet works as a real estate agent, and try as she might, she hasn't sold a house since she was hired. Her probation time is almost over, and if she doesn't sell one, she will have to find other employment.

When she moved with her daughter to Deadwood to live with her aunt, she thought they would be safe and happy. After settling in, she found girls that looked like her daughter had been abducted. As she worries about her daughter, she decides to dig deeper and finds out information that puts her life in danger.

This book was a fantastic read. The characters are funny, quirky, obnoxious, gorgeous and one is even downright repulsive and slimy. There were so many incidents that I broke out laughing, and then others that I was totally creeped out. "Nearly Departed in Deadwood" was a true page turner that kept me both entertained with humor but still kept me on the edge of my seat. With all the twists, I was kept guessing and the ending caught me by total surprise.

Ann is definitely a gifted writer and this book really is a great read. I will admit that I did skim over the sex scene - that's just not my cup of tea. This one is definitely not for the kids as it contains adult language as well as many sexual innuendos, references and descriptive sex.

About the Author:

Ann Charles is an award-winning author who writes romantic mysteries that are splashed with humor. Her book Nearly Departed in Deadwood won the 2010 Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense Award and the 2011 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements. She has also been a Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest finalist.

A member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America for many moons, she has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington. She is currently toiling away on her next book, wishing she was on a Mexican beach with an ice-cold Corona in one hand and her Kindle in the other. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is arm wrestling with her two kids, attempting to seduce her husband, and arguing with her sassy cat. Most nights, you can find her hanging out over at, on Facebook, or as DeadwoodViolet on Twitter--especially around midnight when her quirky fictional world comes to life.

Currently, she has two fiction books available: Nearly Departed in Deadwood and Optical Delusions in Deadwood, which are both part of her ongoing Deadwood Mystery Series. She also has one non-fiction book available: Nail it! The Secret to Building an Effective Fiction Writer’s Platform.

By Jacquie Rogers

FIVE STARS from Detra Fitch, owner of Huntress Reviews!

"A hilarious, yet romantic, comedy of errors... I grinned. I frowned. I worried. I sighed from tension relief. I snickered at Bosco's romantic troubles with two widows. I often found myself laughing until I thought my side would split... this story grabbed me by the throat, kept me reading long past my bed time, and earned a place of honor upon my Keeper Shelf. Unforgettable! I cannot recommend this title highly enough."

Publisher's Description:

Daisy wants to be a detective just like dime novel heroine Honey Beaulieu. But her parents insist she marry. What better solution than to marry the new marshal!

Cole, mistaken for the new marshal, faces a dilemma few men have to face--tell the truth and get hanged, or live a lie and end up married. Either way could cost him his freedom.

By Gina Robinson

 From Gina Robinson, author of Spy Candy, Spy Games, and the upcoming The Spy Who Left Me, comes a new novel for anyone who's been down on their luck, out of work, or just looking for a fresh path to greatness.

Leesa Winsome has always felt unnoticed and overlooked. A bit rebellious, she's an independent, hardworking engineer. At least she was until her ex-best friend pink-slipped her. And her house caught fire. Now she's out of work, out of her house, and quickly running out of options. Afraid she's losing hope, Leesa's dad sends her to a motivational "Breakthrough to Greatness" seminar at the Northwest Institute, run by the handsome, eligible Ryne Garrett. At the seminar, Leesa joins the Job Camp Group--a loose collection of unemployed people who socialize and offer one another support through the rough and emotionally challenging process of looking for work. Through her new friends, Leesa learns true greatness comes from helping others, finding time to laugh, and discovering who you really are. 

Pink Slipper is a lighthearted, humorous look at one woman's search for everyday greatness, true friendship, love, and the perfect job

By Amber Scott

“If you like a book that keeps you thinking between the bedroom antics, I believe you will love Wanted.” -Joyfully Reviewed
“Ms. Scott described the past and the present so well, I had to wonder if she had done a bit of time travel herself.” -Paranormal Romance Reviews

Time in a bottle...

What else could her father leave her? The treasure map, the bottle of whiskey, and the wanted poster shouldn't have surprised Samantha Hendricks.

His lifelong obsession with gentleman outlaw Jesse Kincaid was likely all he'd had left. One taste of the whiskey, however, tumbles her through time, into arms so wonderfully real and strong she can only surmise she's gone crazy.

Torn between craving a delusion and believing in the impossible, hurtling between the past and present, Samantha returns to Jesse over and over again. No woman can want this man more, and if she's clever enough, she might be able to use her inheritance for what she finally realizes her father intended--true love.

"Nearly Departed in Deadwood" eBook was supplied for me to read and honestly review for Bestseller for a Day.


  1. Thank you for supporting IBC and me during the Bestseller for a Day event! I appreciate your time and help.

    Take care,
    Ann C.

  2. Echoing Ann's thanks! As one of her sidekicks, I really appreciate your support and thank you for including Pink Slipper!



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