St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway Hop

The Pot o’ Gold Giveaway Hop is Coming – All Day on St. Patrick’s Day! 19 amazing authors have come together to give away $100 in gift cards to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, & Starbucks – plus eBooks, swag, and even more great prizes!  Just visit any of the following Facebook pages from midnight to midnight, Eastern time on Thursday, March 17th. Then hop to the next author on the list for more chances to WIN! https://www.facebook.com/jordanfordbooks https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMartinaDalton https://www.facebook.com/MicaleaSmeltzerfanpage https://www.facebook.com/AuthReginaBartley Http://www.facebook.com/AlexiaPurdyAuthor https://www.facebook.com/AuthorVanessaMarie https://www.facebook.com/SydneyLoganAuthor https://www.facebook.com/mlouisalockeauthor https://www.facebook.com/Debra-Holland-395355780562473 https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBelleWard https://www.facebook.com/ccmarkswrites http://www.facebook.com/BrendaHiatt https://www.facebook.com/authormaganvernon https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKaren https://www.facebook.com/K-B-Hoyle-155377154576880 https://www.facebook.com/brendabeemauthor https://www.facebook.com/EvieHarperAuthor https://www.facebook.com/devonandlaurenroyal https://www.facebook.com/tmfranklinauthor Don’t forget to give the pages a LIKE – and check out their books. You might find your next great read!

Celebrating Five Years of Self-Publishing with a Giveaway

When I read Marie Force’s recent blog post celebrating four years as a self-published author, it occurred to me that I should celebrate my own anniversary since I self-published Maids of Misfortune, the first book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, on November 28, 2009––FIVE YEARS AGO. While Force’s success as one of the most prolific and high selling hybrid authors of today is truly remarkable––it struck me that I should honor the fact that when I self-published (with no traditionally published books under my belt, no fan base) I was doing something a little risky––a little ahead of the curve. In 2009, the pundits were still saying ebooks and self-published books were the route to failure, and J.A Konrath and April Hamilton were voices in the wilderness. So, when I clicked publish on that first ebook edition, I was taking a Read more…

Cozies, cats, and a giveaway

Today I start on a 7 day Cozy Book Tour, and I am visiting Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & More with a post entitled Can it be a Cozy without a Cat (or a Dog)? This post expands upon the ways that my Victorian San Francisco mysteries are cozies. Please come on over and leave a comment so you can participate in the giveaway of a print or ebook copy of Maids of Misfortune. M. Louisa Locke, October 2, 2013 October 2 – Mochas, Mysteries and More  – Guest Post, Giveaway October 3 – Brooke Blogs –  Review October 4 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway October 5 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review October 7 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post October 8 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview October 10 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review, Giveaway

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 author page, I will announce later today a contest with $5 Amazon gift cards as prizes that I will be running over the next two weeks. Thanks to all of your for your support and now go buy your copy Read more…