Introducing Chirp–A new way to find great deals on Audiobooks

Starting today, the new audiobook version of Maids of Misfortune will be only 99 cents on Chirpbooks.com–-an audiobook promotion website that has recently been started by the folks who run BookBub.com, the premier ebook promotion company. This sale will last for just a few weeks. For those of you who like to listen to audio books, I highly recommend that you take a look at how Chirp works. Unlike Audible or some other companies, there are no membership or subscription fees. The discounts on audiobooks range from 99 cents to $4.99, and once you have bought the audiobook, it remains Read more…

Murder and Mayhem: Four Historical Mystery Novels

  Murder and Mayhem is a boxed set of four historical mysteries written by members of the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative that will be only 99 cents between March 22-27. These four mysteries range in time periods and settings from I. J. Parker’s The Hell Screen, set in Medieval Japan, to Anna Castle’s Murder and Misrule, set in Elizabethan England, to Libi Astaire’s Tempest in the Tea Room, set in Regency England, to M. Louisa Locke’s Maids of Misfortune, set in Victorian San Francisco. ***** Normally costing you 19.96, this boxed set will be 99 cents until March 27, 2016 and can be found in the following bookstores: Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, Nook, Scribd and Page Foundry M. Louisa Locke, March 22, Read more…

January Promotions

Maids of Misfortune is the first book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, and I am pleased to say that six years after I first published it on Kindle, it is still selling quite nicely (one of the benefits of writing historical fiction is that these books never go out of date.). It has over 1100 four and five star reviews, and the whole series continues to attract readers who just want a light, fun, easy read (always my goal.) It will be 99 cents on Kindle for the next 3 days. Next up is the second book in Read more…

Read Tuesday: Give the Gift of Reading for the Holidays

Chris McMullen, an enthusiastic and energetic indie author, has organized what we all hope will become an annual event–Read Tuesday–a day dedicated to the buying and gifting of books for the holiday season. I am happy to be participating. In my case, I have discounted the print editions of all three of the Victorian San Francisco Mysteries 20% for the day. To get this discount, click on the book’s cover to get to the estore listing. At check out, you can use the Discount Code: GXZNLUK2 to get your 20% off. This will only be available for the next 36 hours.   Read more…

Bloody Lesson Goes on Sale today.

Available in print and for the Kindle here! Bloody Lessons is the third novel in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, and in celebration of this launch I am making the first book in the series, Maids of Misfortune, free on Kindle for 3 days (9/15-17) and discounting the second book in the series, Uneasy Spirits, to 99 cents for a week (9/15-21) on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords. Do tell your friends that they can get the whole series the next 3 days for under $5! And a treat for those of you who have joined my Facebook Read more…