Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Strange Brew: Available in Print and E-Book!

Hello friends and readers! N.C. Patterson coming at you today with the news that the first book in my new paranormal cozy mystery series is out in Kindle and paperback format! The e-book is only $2.99 and the print edition is $7.99

For a long time, I've wanted to write a mystery series starring a magical male character, so when my publisher asked if I wanted to do something in a "witchy" vein I knew it was a perfect time! This new series takes cues from the local area I live in. Based on local coffee shops where I go to write a few times a week, I can't help but feel a deep connection to the locations.

If you're looking for something a little different, with a male main character and a warlock instead of your usual witch, this might just be the book series for you!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Strange Brew COVER REVEAL!

Cover reveal! 

Okay, some good news today. This has been an announcement many months in the making . . . maybe longer. 

My first official paranormal cozy mystery is coming out later this month. It is a magickal treat about a warlock who runs a coffee shop with his orange feline familiar Tamsin--and they solve murders, of course. And don't forget his eccentric Aunt Theo! 

Cover design is also by me. This book would not have been possible without the help of Carolyn Q. Hunter, Summer Prescott, and Gretchen Allen!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Final Exam Bluray: A Terror Video Review

The newest Terror Video Review is out. In this video, I review the Final Exam Bluray from Scream Factory.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This Month in Murder (April 2019: Part 2)

What's this? A second episode within a month? That's right! I go through so many books it only felt right to do a second episode. Depending on the month, I'll always do between one and two.

This Month in Murder is a video podcast (posted 1 to 2 times a month) where I discuss the books I'm reading, books I've purchased, and upcoming books. In this episode, I discuss libraries, book groups, and getting too many books from the library.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pet Semetary: A Mini Macabre Review

Horror/Mystery reviews in less than a minute. This time I review Stephen King's Pet Semetary remake.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Murder for a Dollar (April 14)

Hello, readers of mystery and thriller! Welcome to the second entry in the "Murder for a Dollar" blog series, where I share a list of a few books you can get RIGHT NOW for a dollar. (or a couple of dollars, but I will try to stick close to the $1 mark as close as possible).

Here are the ones I found for April 14th, 2019:

Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon ($1.99)

I'm a huge fan of old westerns and ghost towns. I've visited my fair share, and I love a good mystery that takes us there. Slay in Character sees a writer's group heading for just such a place, where murder awaits them in a "historic" setting.

Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier ($0.99)

Once again, my favorite series always seems to have a few books on sale--and why not? It's a staple of murder mystery fiction that has a long history dating back to the nineties. 

Death by Tea by Alex Erickson ($0.99)

Proof that the cozy mystery genre isn't only limited to female writers. Alex Erickson's bookstore cafe series is phenomenal. I've loved every entry I've tried by him and can't wait to try this one. 

Killer Crust by Christ Cavender ($0.99)

Another male author. Who doesn't love pizza? I know I do. If you're in the mood for some delicious descriptions of one of America's favorite dishes--with a side of murder--look no farther than this series. And isn't that cover so cute?

X Marks the Scot by Kaitlyn Dennett ($0.99)

An old mansion? A treasure map? A hunt that leads to a dead body? That all sounds like a formula for a great murder mystery to me! 

Plain Dead by Emma Miller ($1.99)

The Amish subgenre of cozy mystery and romance novels has never been my cup of tea. However, this cover looks so appealing, maybe it is time to give it a try?

The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar ($1.99)

I love mysteries set during the first half of the 20th century. It was an interesting era both thanks to the two great wars and all the cultural happenings. I've not read any in this series, but it looks promising. Who doesn't love the thirties? 

Nipped in the Bud by Sheila Connolly ($0.99)

Finally, let's get down home with a really cozy feeling mystery. Something about farms, the country, orchards, all of it gives a sense of warmth. Somehow, a dead body only makes that better. This looks like a fun series!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Final Exam: A Mini Macabre Review

Horror reviews in less than a minute. This time I review the slasher film Final Exam from 1981.