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Hanging By A Hair Release Day!

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 18, 2014

April 18, Friday, Facebook Launch Party 10:00 am – 8:00 pm with Nancy J. Cohen and Maggie Toussaint. Giveaways all day! Join now: https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty

 

HANGING BY A HAIR (Bad Hair Day Mystery #11)  Hanging By A Hair
Now Available!

Amazon Hardcover: http://www.amazon.com/Hanging-Hair-Nancy-J-Cohen/dp/1432828142
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Hanging-Hair-Bad-Day-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00JJ2XVUQ/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanging-Hair-Nancy-J-Cohen/dp/1432828142
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hanging-by-a-hair-nancy-j-cohen/1116603785

Marla’s joyous move to a new house with her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, is marred by their next-door neighbor who erects an illegal fence between their properties. When Dalton reminds the man of the local permitting laws, tempers flare—and worse, the neighbor is found dead the following day. Dismayed when Dalton is removed from the case due to a conflict of interest, Marla decides it’s up to her to find the killer. Can the intrepid hairstylist untangle the clues and pin down the culprit before he strikes again?

“Marla is short for marvelous. If you like your mysteries ‘cozy,’ you’re going to enjoy every minute you spend with her!”—Award-winning author Joanna Campbell Slan

Top Pick 5 Stars! “The author is always keeping you guessing as to where the story will lead you next. Ms. Cohen has just joined the list of my favorite authors and I look forward to reading the other books she has written. I hope you find Hanging by a Hair as great as I did.”—MerryNoelle, Night Owl Reviews

“A pleasingly lighthearted cozy.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Clues abound, as do quirky characters, wonderfully described South Florida settings, intriguing insights into the beauty salon business and into the wild world of Florida home-owning communities, and flavorful recipes. All in all, Hanging by a Hair is entertaining, enjoyable, and informative. I look forward to Number 12 in this delightful series.”— Stephanie Saxon Levine, Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

Pinterest Board: http://www.pinterest.com/njcohen/hanging-by-a-hair/

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/gv5ldn9uw7I

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18351891-hanging-by-a-hair

Coming Up

April 21 – 27, The Big Thrill Roundtable, “Do you enjoy reading books out of seasons?”
http://www.thebigthrill.org/thriller-roundtable/

April 21, Monday, “Story Magic,” Mayhem and Magic, http://mayhemandmagic2.blogspot.com/

April 22, Tuesday, “Creating Hooks in Cozy Mysteries,” Musings From the Slush Pile, http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

Join the fun now: https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty

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New Release, Contests, More

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 4, 2014

April is a super busy month for me, so I won’t be able to write many regular blog posts. It’s my release month for Hanging By A Hair (April 18). As a result, I have a blog tour, online launch party, various appearances, contests, and all this while doing a final reading of Peril by Ponytail before turning it in to my editor. At the end of this month, I leave for the Malice Domestic conference in Maryland. So please bear with me during all these announcements and SAVE THESE DATES!

Blog Hop

April 15, Tuesday, Blog Hop sponsored by Florida Chapter of MWA. You can start with my topic, “Characters Too Weird To Be True” and follow along from there. Enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite and other prizes! So come back here on April 15 for this special event. http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com

Online Launch Party

April 18, Friday, Online Launch Party 10:00 am – 8:00 pm with Nancy J. Cohen and Maggie Toussaint. Giveaways all day! Join now: https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty

Personal Appearance

April 19, Saturday, 11:30 am, “Writing the Cozy Mystery” including 4 Giant Steps to Self-Publishing with Nancy J. Cohen, Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, Doubletree by Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441. Reservations Required, http://mwaflorida.org/

Blog Tour

April 18-May 20, Go here to get my complete schedule: http://nancyjcohen.com/appearances

Contests

Fresh Fiction Contest April 1-30

Enter to win a Hanging By A Hair T-shirt & door hanger, plus a signed print copy of Shear Murder at http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=6389

Booklover’s Bench Contest April 4-18

Booklover’s Bench, April 4-18, Win a $25 gift card or 1/6 books, including an ebook copy of Writing the Cozy Mystery, http://bookloversbench.com/contest/

Blog Hop

Enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite April 15-22 in FMWA’s first Blog Hop. Begin here on April 15: http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com

Media Coverage

Fabulous Florida Writers: http://www.fabulousfloridawriters.blogspot.com/2014/04/nancy-cohen-hair-raising-whodunits.html
Interview in The Big Thrill: http://www.thebigthrill.org/2014/03/hanging-by-a-hair-by-nancy-j-cohen/

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Have a Great Day!

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Contests

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Contest

Take advantage of these three chances to win a signed ARC of Hanging By A Hair, #11 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries!

Valentine’s Day Contest
Enter Feb. 10-24 to win a signed ARC for Hanging By A Hair, a door hanger, and a $10 Starbucks gift card: http://nancyjcohen.com/fun-stuff/contest/

LibraryThing Giveaway
Enter Feb. 7-21 to win 4 signed ARCs Hanging By A Hair. http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list

Booklovers Bench, Feb 4-18: Enter our anniversary contest Feb. 4-18 to win a Kindle Paperwhite or 1/8 free books: http://bit.ly/13qZ4oF including a signed ARC for Hanging By A Hair.

And if you haven’t read my latest blog post on “Story Magic” over at The Kill Zone, take a look now: http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/02/story-logic.html#.Uv4g7omYYdU

Have a sweet day!

 

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Summer Beach Read Contest

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on August 1, 2013

Summer Beach Read Contest

August 1-23, 2013

Enter to win a signed print copy of Moonlight Rhapsody trade edition, one of my earlier futuristic romances, and a $10 Starbucks gift card. Sip your coffee and settle down with a fast-paced romantic scifi adventure. International winner will receive the equivalent ebook.

 Moonlight Rhapsody by Nancy J. Cohen   Starbucks Card

Two runners-up will win either a gemstone necklace from Effy or a charm bracelet from Diamonds International. U.S. entries only qualify for this prize due to postage restraints.

 Effy Necklace   Charm Bracelet

To Enter, go to http://nancyjcohen.com/fun-stuff/contest/  or enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

To become eligible for Bonus Newsletter Subscriber Prizes, sign up for my newsletter on my Website now. Look in the left sidebar. Notify me that you have joined and I’ll send you a copy of my latest issue with contest links.

As a subscriber, you can win the following ebook titles from members of Booklover’s Bench:

Nancy J. Cohen, Perish by Pedicure
Karla Darcy, The Virtuous Ward
Linda Hubalek, Butter in the Well
Terry Odell, Finding Sarah
Joanna Campbell Slan, Death of a Dowager
Maggie Toussaint, Muddy Waters
Carol White, Hidden Choices

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Golden Palm Writing Contest

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on June 10, 2013

Enter the 2013 Golden Palm Contest for Unpublished Romance Writers!

The summer is heating up, and so is the Golden Palm Contest sponsored by Florida Romance Writers. If you’re an unpublished romance writer looking to change that status, you need to get your entry in. We have a hot lineup of final judges and a track record of getting requests.

Plus you’ll get great feedback from our published author first round of judges (including me for the paranormal category).

So, while you’re making those summer plans, be sure to add “Enter the Golden Palm Contest” to your calendar! Categories include: Single Title, Historical, Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult and Short/Long Category Romance.

Final Round Judges are:

Short/Long Category: Allison Carroll, Harlequin

Single Title: Patience Bloom, Senior Editor, Harlequin

Historical: Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor, Sourcebooks

New Adult: Laurie McLean, Foreward Literary

Young Adult: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreward Literary

Paranormal: Ann-Leslie Tuttle, Senior Editor, Harlequin

Entry is $20 for Florida Romance Writers members and $30 for nonmembers.

Contest ends August 15th. All information to enter is on http://www.frwriters.org/contest/

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Warrior Rogue Release Day

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 26, 2013

Warrior Rogue, #2 in the Drift Lords series, is now available in print and multiple digital formats!

Excerpt

The engine whine surged as the jet lifted. She gripped the counter to steady herself.

He didn’t budge, his cobalt eyes narrowing. “The prophecy says we must be together. It may not be what either of us wants, but there is no denying Fate.”    Warrior Rogue

Oh, but I do want you, buddy. And judging from the bulge in your pants, the feeling is mutual. “What prophecy?”

His mouth quirked up at the edges. “The one that claims you and I have to join forces to fight evil.”

Here he goes with his delusional nonsense again.

She jabbed her finger in the air. “The only reason we’re together is because I offered you a job. We should discuss your duties. They do not include seducing me.”

He lifted an eyebrow. “If that’s true, why did you kiss me back and put your arms around me?”

His knowing smile made her stutter. “T-That was a momentary lapse. It won’t happen again.”

“Won’t it? You felt it, too, the connection between us. I knew it the moment I saw your watch. Your destiny is written there, and it’s linked to mine.”

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Follow My Blog Tour and Win Prizes April 30-May 20

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CLICK HERE to Enter my Release Day Contest April 26-May 19! You can win a hand-made troll figurine by Trolls of Norway or a runner up prize of a signed copy Wicked Women Whodunit.

Troll

No purchase is necessary. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. By submitting your entry, you agree to be entered into the author’s email newsletter list. Your information will not be shared with anyone else, and you may unsubscribe at any time. Winner will be notified by email. Author is not responsible for transmission failures, computer glitches or lost, late, damaged or returned email. Winner agrees for their name to be used in conjunction with the contest on the author’s social media sites.

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Join the Launch Day celebration on my Facebook Page (and Like the page while you’re there)– today only!

Leave a comment and be entered into my grand prize blog tour drawing for a $25 Amazon or BN gift card.

Have you ever met anyone you consider could be a troll?

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Goodreads Giveaway

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on April 17, 2013

Enter to win a signed print copy of Warrior Rogue (The Drift Lords Series #2). Contest runs April 17 – May 2.

“There is never a dull moment in this action-packed sci-fi fantasy. With a liberal dose of steamy romance thrown in, this tale is sure to keep you engrossed to the very end…With well-developed characters and a quick-moving plot, you will have no trouble abandoning your own life for a while as you experience life in the fast track with Jen and Paz. You’re in for a wild ride.”

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Warrior Rogue by Nancy J. Cohen

Warrior Rogue

by Nancy J. Cohen

Giveaway ends May 02, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Booklover’s Bench March Contest

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on March 5, 2013

Once again at Booklover’s Bench, I’ve joined with a group of four other authors to offer readers a chance to win exciting prizes. This month you can enter to win a $50 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Amazon$50     B&N$50

One lucky runner-up will win ebooks from all five of us. So you have two chances to hit gold! Contest runs from March 4-17. So click on the picture below or go here to enter now: http://bookloversbench.com/category/featured/

Booklover's Bench

**Please note that by entering the contest, you are giving the authors permission for your name to be entered on their email newsletter lists. You will be able to unsubscribe later should you wish to do so.

What kind of prizes would you like us to offer in the future? And what other fun stuff would you like to see on this site?

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Last Day Free Kindle Book

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on February 17, 2013

Warrior RogueToday is the LAST DAY–FREE on Kindle: Warrior Rogue (The Drift Lords Series) by Nancy J. Cohen will sweep you away on a thrill-packed ride with legendary villains, Norse myths, and ancient prophesies. Download it now: http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Rogue-Drift-Series-ebook/dp/B00AU62NQS/ Please Like the page and share the link with your friends.

Last Day to enter Nancy’s Valentine’s Day Contest for a free ebook of Warrior Prince and a $10 Amazon gift card. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-J-Cohen/112101588804907  and Click on the Contest tab button.

Valentine's Day Contest

 

Congratulations to DAVID ENGLISH who won the Booklover’s Bench  launch contest. David won a Nook Simple Touch and 5 ebooks to put on it. Watch our site for a new contest coming in March!

And for one more chance to win, Enter for a Book Basket with books from 12 Florida Romance Writers authors at http://www.booktalk.com/contest/

Readers–What kind of prizes do you like to win?

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Contest

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on February 13, 2013

Valentine’s Day Contest

Get in the mood for romance by entering my Valentine’s Day Contest on Feb. 13-17. You can win a free ebook copy of Warrior Prince and a $10 Amazon gift card. Click on the Contest tab on my Facebook Author Page to enter. Please “Like” my page while you are there. Rafflecopter will choose a winner.

Valentine's Day Contest

And if you haven’t already downloaded your free Kindle copy of Warrior Rogue, Click Here!

You don’t even need a Kindle. With Amazon’s free Kindle app, you can read the book on your computer, laptop, or Apple device.

So obtain your free download of Warrior Rogue (The Drift Lords Series #2) and then Enter my Contest to win a free copy of Warrior Prince (The Drift Lords Series #1) and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Kindly share this post with your friends!

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