Murder, Plain and Simple is a USA Today Bestseller & Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Thank you, thank you, thank you, readers! I could say thank you a million times and it still would never be enough to express how grateful I am to you for making Murder, Plain and Simple a USA Today Bestseller. It was truly a dream come true!

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To show my gratitude, I am giving away a signed novel from my backlist to three winners.

The giveaway is limited to US and Canada residents. 9780451413635-1

The novels that the winners can choose from are:
Maid of Murder (India Hayes #1)
Murder in a Basket (India Hayes #2)
A Plain Malice (Appleseed Creek #4)
Andi Unexpected (Andi Boggs #1)
Andi Under Pressure (Andi Boggs #2)

To enter the giveaway click HERE!

Good luck and thank you one last time!

❤ Amanda

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MAID OF MURDER 5th Anniversary Giveback Thank you!

MaidOfMurderFront newThank you to everyone who participated in the Maid of Murder 5th Anniversary Giveback by buying an e-copy of Maid or Murder and/or Murder in a Basket between June 1st 2015 and September 1, 2015. Because you did this, we were able to raise $325.25 for The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio! This money will be used to support the mission of the pharmacy and provide medications to people living in the Columbus, Ohio area who are not able to afford them otherwise.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to each and everyone of you! Thanks from the bottom of my heart! 

❤ Amanda

MAID OF MURDER 5th Anniversary Giveback!

June 16, 2010 was a monumental day in my life. It was the release day of Maid of Murder, my very first mysMaidOfMurderFront newtery novel. The book went on to be nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, attracted the attention of the world’s best literary agent, and led to the release of twelve more novels over the next five years. I can never express how grateful I am for that day and everything that came after because of it.

When I was a little girl I wanted one published novel with my name on it. Nothing more, nothing less. It has become so much more, and every day there is a new surprise, which leaves me humbly thanking God for every blessing and challenge it brings.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this great day, I have decided to donate all of the royalties that I earn June 1, 2015-September 1, 2015 from the two novels in the India Hayes Mystery Series, Maid of Murder and Murder in a Basket,  to charity. There is no better way to celebrate my 5th anniversary as a published author.

After the great success of The A Plain Malice Giveback last fall, I have chosen another local charity close to my heart, The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio. My dear friend Mariellyn Dunlap Grace, who has been with me every step of the way through my writing/publishing roller coaster, works for the ministry as Patient Services Coordinator.

DSC_0051The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio provides free medications to low-income, uninsured, and under-insured residents of Franklin County, OH. Since opening on February 26, 2010, the Charitable Pharmacy has served 4,250 patients and dispensed over 200,000 prescriptions valued at more than $17 million. All the money raised will go to this worthy cause.

Please watch this video to learn more about the pharmacy or visit their website for more information.

The cost of all ebook editions of both novels is $1.99!

  • Order Kindle of Maid of Murder HERE!
  • Order Kindle of Murder in a Basket HERE!
  • Order Nook of Maid of Murder HERE!
  • Order Nook of Murder in a Basket HERE!

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E-Book covers of the India Hayes Mysteries

Buy a mystery and care for a community! And as always thank you for reading!

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Lost ARC Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the Lost ARC Giveaway!

And the winners are:

Diana Montgomery

Cindi Altman

Kaye Whitney

Debbie Curto

Debbie N Danny Mosley

Tacey McDonald

Please email me at authoramandaflower@gmail.com to claim your prize. You have one week to claim your Lost ARC. Congrats!

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Giveaway of the LOST ARCs

The last few weeks as I’ve waited for edits, I’ve gone a cleaning spree in my home. No clutter was safe from the garage to the den. The funny thing about cleaning is I usually find things I thought were lost forever. This time was no different, but it’s good news for you.

I found SIX advanced reader’s copies (ARCs) of my novels. I found one copy of Maid of Murder, three copies of Murder in a Basket, and two copies of A Plain Death. Now I’m giving them away. The giveaway runs through Friday, June 14th.

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How to Enter:

Visit my website to enter! http://amandaflower.com/Giveaways.html

This giveaway is limited to US and Canadian residents.

The winners will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Friday, June 14th., 2013 at 11:59pm (EDT). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013.

Good luck!

India Hayes Mysteries Now in Ebook!

Great news! Both India Hayes Mysteries are now available on Kindle and Nook. Maid of Murder, book one, has been in ebook for a while, but Murder in a Basket, book two, just went to ebook last week. And check out these cute ebook covers made by my friend Sara Smith!

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Murder in a Basket, Book 2 KINDLE, NOOK $4.99

“…this humorous cozy moves at a steady clip, throwing in a monkey wrench of two to put readers off-track. Agatha Award nominee Flower has the chops to make this series last.” -Library Journal

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Maid of Murder, Book 1 KINDLE, NOOK $2.99

“Flower’s breezy debut introduces a quirky heroine…Warring cats and distinctive characters, like India’s ‘everything Irish’ landlady and her bizarre ’60s activist parents, will appeal to cozy fans.” –Publishers Weekly

Get this Agatha Award-nominated series at a great price! Enjoy!

Seymour Agency “THE CALL” Blog Hop- After the Call

TheCallBlogHopAfter signing me, Nicole Resciniti gave me a hug good-bye, and I stumbled through the mall in a confused haze. What just happened? By the time, I reached my car I was skipping and proceeded to call my mom and my closest friends. I think every conversation started with, “Holy cow! I got an agent!! A good one!”

When I returned home from Florida, I wrote a fifty page Amish mystery proposal for Nicole, and she sent it off to the publishing houses within days. A few short months later, Nicole told me that she sold not one but two Amish mystery series for me. The Appleseed Creek Mystery Series to B&H Publishing, and the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series to New American Library/Penguin, where I write as Isabella Alan. It was yet another literary miracle.

Since then, Nicole has negotiated two more deals for me: another to B&H Publishing to continue the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series and a new children’s mystery series, The Andi Boggs Series, to Zondervan. In less than two years, Nicole has sold fourteen books on my behalf.

There have been many times when I felt that God had a plan for me. This long and winding journey remains my greatest proof.

Photo by Amy Clipston

Nicole, Dead Fred & me. Photo by Amy Clipston

Read the First Installment HERE. Read the Second Installment HERE. Each day has a new book to win!

Leave a comment on today’s post to enter a drawing to win a signed copy of A Plain Death, the first novel in the seven-book Appleseed Creek Mystery Series. The winner will be randomly selected from those who entered. Contest ends Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 5pm (EST). Winners will be announced here on my blog on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013.

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Amanda’s Newest Book: A Plain Scandal, forthcoming Feb. 2013–Now Available for preorder

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Find out who else is participating in the blog hop on Tonya Kuper Blog (The Seymour Agency’s Promotions Manager).