Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cold by Stella Cameron

I am delighted to feature Stella Cameron's newest book, Cold
It is on my review pile and I am anxious to get to it!  I am delighted to be able to share some information that was provided to me.

Introducing Alex Duggins

Stella Cameron is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.

With over fourteen million copies of her books in print, Cameron is now turning her pen to mysteries and independently publishing COLD, introducing Alex Duggins. She draws on her English background for this new, already critically acclaimed mystery series.

Atmospheric, deeply character and relationship driven, COLD reveals the power of old secrets to twist the present. Cameron's reputation for using her backgrounds to add tension and allure to her stories is heightened again.

Cameron is the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Achievement Award for distinguished professional achievement and for enhancing the stature of the Northwest Literary community.  She lives in Washington with her husband Jerry, her Papillon Millie, black cat Zipper, and a cheeky little tabby named Jack.

FAQ for COLD, Introducing Alex Duggins

Why did you choose the Cotswolds as the setting for COLD?

The Cotswold Hills are a treasure trove of mysterious villages with cottage windows that cry out for me to tell stories about the folks who live in them. History doesn't have to be searched out, it's stamped on the faces of churches, shops, pubs, tithe barns, markets still held where they have been for hundreds of
years, cobbled alleys and streets, and even in the cadence of the people's voices.

This is a place rich with atmosphere, it's a haven for someone like me who sits quietly, observes and spins tales. I think the Cotswolds chose me to tell the story in COLD.

All of the characters in this book are memorable, but Bogie really stands out. What can youtell us about him?

Bogie, who becomes Alex Duggins’ dog, is named after a dear reader's dog. I held a sweepstakes to find just the right name and along came Bogie who was randomly selected from hundreds of entries. Even more lucky, I have now met this lovely little furry boy, taken him on a walk, sat with him on my lap while I told him how handsome he is! After spending time with him, I knew he had to have more than just a walk-on part in COLD.

Many readers may recognize you from your successful career as a romantic suspense writer. Why the switch to mystery?

I've never written a book that has no mystery/thriller elements. When a story develops for me, a mystery wraps itself around the plot and the mystery and thriller threads not only demand equal time with a romance but I make a conscious effort to balance the two. Romantic suspense is wonderful to work with but I'm a very natural mystery writer and I'm ready to devote myself to the genre.

After so many years of writing under contract, why have you decided to independently publish COLD?

Stereotyping doesn't just happen in the acting world, it's rife in publishing. If a writer is successful, as I am, in one genre, traditional publishers are reluctant to take on what is essentially a total makeover of an author. Since I have no such hangups and I've gathered an accomplished support team around me, all I
feel is excitement at the challenge and confident I'm making the right choice.

Coming in September from easyepublish
Available in eBook and Print On Demand * 254 pages * eISBN
* $5.99 (eBook)

Amazon purchase link


Introducing Alex Duggins


Starting over is never easy but there's nothing like discovering a dead body to really complicate things. Alex Duggins left London to return to the small town where she grew up. Now she finds herself a suspect in the mysterious death of a stranger.

When she launches her own investigation the killer sets out to make her the next victim.

New York Times Bestselling romantic-suspense novelist Stella Cameron turns her pen to the mystery genre with brilliant success, drawing readers into the secretive world of Folly-on-Weir in the English Cotswolds.

Praise for COLD

“an intriguing cast of characters laden with dark histories. A thrilling conclusion, combined with cliffhanger chapter endings, guarantees readers will be flipping the pages late into the night.” --Library

"Cameron digs deep into the dirt of an idyllic English village when the past comes back to haunt the present for the sharply-etched townsfolk in this chilling tale of murder." --Bestselling Author Mary Daheim

"COLD is fast-paced, edgy, and wonderfully atmospheric." --New York Times Bestselling Author Jayne Ann Krentz


NOTE:  If you are fond of giveaways (and who isn't?), please scroll back a few posts and look for the various tours that I am part of...there are several books and other prizes available!


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    1. She has a great style and I am looking forward to reading this new venture of hers.

  2. I officially have this book in my to be read pile. I'm looking forward to reading it :)

    1. Fantastic! I am a little frustrated because I have so much on my plate because I am looking forward to reading this new offering from an author who writes such thrilling stories. I will watch for your review!