Monday, October 1, 2018

Anna Celeste Burke – Love Under Fire Book Set author shares her experience on the Indie Author’s Corner Blog

Love Under Fire is COMING SOON. [November 13th 2018]


Twenty-one Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other bestselling authors bring you a heart-pounding collection of 21 BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE PUBLISHED stories all in one amazing romantic suspense limited time boxed set.

Pre-order Love Under Fire for 99 cents. It continues to stay on top of the Amazon charts.

Anna Celeste Burke novel is included: Lily’s Homecoming Under Fire

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Lily's Homecoming Under Fire

Calla Lily Mystery #1

Author: Anna Celeste Burke

Someone in California’s wine country wants Lily dead.

When Lily Callahan returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and U.S. Marshall Austin Jennings take cover.

Who wants Lily dead? Why?

Money, fame, and love may all come into play when Lily and Marshal Jennings try to find out who’s behind the attempt on Lily’s life. The trouble begins soon after beloved Aunt Lettie dies and leaves her estate to Lily—maybe it’s about the money.

Or, is life imitating art? Lily’s trouble-making character in a long-running TV soap was recently killed by a paid hitman. Is a crazed fan trying to end Lily’s life as well as her acting career? Did her agent borrow a page from the script after Lily dismissed him?

Lily’s surprised to find an old flame waiting for her when she returns home. Has he reached the point that if he can’t have her, nobody can? If it’s about an old love that’s become dangerous, the new one that propels Lily and Austin into each other’s arms won’t help.

Life in small town California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue.

Anna's writing experience with Love Under Fire

1. What is your main objective in bundling your works with other authors?

As an indie author, working with others is part of the process of getting your work, and theirs, the wider audience you need to find your audience. Cross-promotion, at the center of a multi-author box set, demonstrates how important cooperation is to authors. It’s a testament to the fact that writing and publishing don’t have to be about ruthless competition in a world where tastes are so varied. Reading books is like going to an ice cream shop—it’s great to have 31 flavors or more to choose from to find your favorite.

I’ve focused mostly on cozy mystery readers, although my books always have romance, suspense, and humor in addition to the mystery that’s at the core of the story. In Love Under Fire, I’m debuting a new series that will place more emphasis on romance and suspense. The Love Under Fire box set is a great place to do that.

A box set is always an interesting project because it offers so much to readers. In this case, because proceeds from the box set are going to charity—Pets for Vets—it’s a chance to work with a wonderful set of authors who want to use their work to give back!

2. What blogging, newsletter and social media promotions have you done to promote LUF?

I rely on my newsletter to get the word out to my readers about new books. As a group, we’ve shared the box set with all the readers in all our newsletters. Besides that, we rely on all the usual social media outlets to get the word out—Twitter, Facebook—groups, special events, and our own author pages.

We’ve created several giveaways—and have a very special one underway that includes the gift of a weekend at a resort to some lucky veteran or member of the active military. Bloggers have sponsored giveaways for us, too, and we usually have one or more running on a blog somewhere—including the ones we host as authors.

3. Most authors require a large time commitment just in writing and editing a new book. Was this your first book set, a new book was required with a deadline?

I’ve participated in several anthologies and box sets that required me to include new material. This summer, I debuted the first book in my new Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery series, A Body on Fitzgerald’s Bluff. This book will be published as a standalone in November once the box set is taken down.

All the projects I’ve participated in have come with deadlines and I’ve scared myself more than once. LOL!

Author: Anna Celeste Burke

Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Humor And Comedy

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Author Description: Anna Celeste Burke is an award-winning, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author!

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Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.

An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! My books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. Coming soon: The Misadventures of Betsy Stark also set here in the Coachella Valley.

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A Dead Cousin

Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #5

Author: Anna Celeste Burke

A frantic call for help has Jessica on the run.

Taken from his home while his daughter hides upstairs, Detective Frank Fontana is gone. Jessica’s out to save him, but what if he doesn’t want to be found? Has he been abducted or is he on the run?

Even a message from Frank isn't all that clear-cut: Trust no one. Even the devil was once an angel. Is it a warning to Jessica or a confession as Frank’s partner, Detective Rikki Havens, suggests?

When a body turns up, the identity of the victim only fuels the controversy. Good cops. Bad cops. Missing money. Undercover operations that may or may not have ended. Jessica and her friends soon become entangled in a web of secrets and lies that make it hard to know who’s on which side of the law.

Is Frank a good cop gone bad or in the worst mess of his life?

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Murder of the Maestro - Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #6
E-Book Available Now. Release Date 3/2/18.

Marvelous Marley World’s legendary maestro is murdered.

In good spirits at a gala marking his retirement, Dave Rollins disappears later that night. His beautiful home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is trashed—not just searched, but vandalized, too. The maestro’s old friend and boss, Max Marley, wants answers!

At the crack of dawn, Max calls Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler distraught, demanding that they help solve the mystery of the missing maestro. When Dave Rollins’ body is found on the rocks below his Malibu cliffside estate, Georgie and Jack are pulled into another whodunit.

Who killed Dave Rollins? Did a secret from the maestro's youth catch up with him decades later? Or did a scorned woman, a jealous rival, a disturbed fan or someone else murder the maestro?

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Murder at Sea of Passenger X - Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #5
Welcome aboard! Georgie Shaw and her handsome new husband, Detective Jack Wheeler, are living it up on Marvelous Marley World’s luxurious cruise ship when trouble strikes. "The screaming came in bursts followed by shouts of man overboard, just like in a movie." Who is passenger X? Did he fall or was he pushed? Does it have anything to do with the rash of jewelry thefts or the murdered man found near the spot where Passenger X went overboard?

With a killer on the loose, Georgie and Jack are soon enlisted to help solve the case. It's a non-stop scramble to unravel the mystery before Georgie's eccentric boss, "Mad" Max Marley, arrives in Tahiti demanding answers. That won't be easy since Passenger X isn't the only one with a dubious identity as the list of suspects grows.

That list includes Georgie's old friend Chef Gerard and his striking blond, blue-eyed Sous Chef, Paolo. Masters of five-star cuisine and wizards with chocolate, are they cooking up more than sumptuous feasts and banquets of desserts? How about the guy in the Perroquet suit or "Monster Marston," a standout in the fitness center?

It's all hands on deck to figure out whodunit. Even Georgie's cats get involved in the action on board this cruise that comes with a boatload of mystery!

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A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery - Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #4
The star of Marvelous Marley World's latest live-action feature film goes missing! What in the World is going on?

There’s less than a month to go before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler’s Christmas wedding. With Georgie’s boss “Mad Max” Marley involved, the whole affair becomes much more complicated. Determined to keep the wedding plans from being derailed, Georgie pays Max a visit on the set of Marvelous Marley World’s newest feature film, The Lonely Swan Prince. The sudden disappearance of the movie’s leading lady plunges Georgie and Jack into the middle of a mystery. Where’s the missing diva? If she didn’t vanish on her own accord whodunit and why?

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All Hallows' Eve Heist - Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #3
An art heist on Halloween goes wrong.

When thieves break into Marvelous Marley World Headquarters on All Hallows' Eve, they steal Max Marley's valuable animation cels and shoot a Gallery guard.

It's the end of date night for Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler when they're both summoned to the scene. Gunshots fired in the tunnels beneath Marvelous Marley World signal more trouble as trigger-happy thieves head for the theme park. With the Halloween Hullabaloo-Boo in full swing, the pressure's on to catch the culprits before they can get away with their cache of stolen treats or unleash dirty tricks on unsuspecting park guests.

A message from the grave has everyone stumped. That's not all. Figuring out whodunit could take a little extra work. The park is packed, and everyone's in costume, including the bad guys. Will Jack and Georgie nab the faux-furred fiends before they can wreak more havoc or escape?

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Love Notes in the Key of Sea - Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #2
Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler have a second chance at love—despite the fact they met during the investigation of a Murder at Catmmando Mountain. Decades earlier, Georgie lost the love of her life in an attack on the beach that left one man dead and two others missing including her fiancé, Danny Farrell. When Georgie returns to Corsario Cove, more than memories haunt her as a song Danny wrote just for her echoes in the air: Love Notes in the Key of Sea. Who else, other than she and Danny could know that song? A new mystery brought Georgie and Jack together, will an old one drive them apart?

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Murder at Catmmando Mountain - Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #1
USA Today Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you murder, mayhem, and a second chance at love! Mystery, food, and a Siamese cat named after Miles Davis, too.

It's not easy doing Public Relations for Catmmando Tom, a famous cartoon cat. When they find a dead body at the foot of Catmmando Mountain in Marvelous Marley World's Arcadia theme park it's a PR nightmare! Still, Georgie Shaw loves working at the "Cat Factory," but when someone frames her for murder more than her job is at stake. Who's out to get Georgie? Can she and the handsome detective, Jack Wheeler, figure it out before there's more trouble at Marvelous Marley World? Whodunit? Get your copy of this fun fast-paced novella to find out!


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Cowabunga Christmas - Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #1
"Are you telling me we have a dead Santa on our hands?"

It’s a Cowabunga Christmas in Corsario Cove for newlyweds, Kim and Brien. Surf’s up at the exclusive resort they’ve chosen as their honeymoon destination. The Sanctuary Resort and Spa at Corsario Cove has everything: a spectacular location with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, luxurious accommodations, 5-star cuisine, spa services, and a staff that aims to anticipate and meet your every need.

A romantic midnight swim in the Club Level terrace pool changes everything when an unexpected guest drops in wearing a Santa Suit with a couple bullet holes in it! Who killed Santa? Kim and Brien are soon swept up in murder and mayhem trying to unravel the mystery.

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A Dead Daughter - Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 3
Murder and mayhem take Jessica Huntington to new heights when Libby Van Der Woert wants to meet at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The disturbed daughter of Jessica’s wealthy clients, Libby says she has information about her friend, Shannon Donnelly. Another mixed-up daughter of the rich and famous, no one has heard from Shannon Donnelly in over a week. Trouble begins the moment Jessica greets Libby in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. Wild, manic, and sure she’s being followed, Libby’s got a gun. All hell breaks loose when Libby’s Beverly Hills shrink shows up with a gun of his own.

What’s up with the missing and misguided daughters of wealth and privilege in Dr. Carr’s care? Jessica and her friends go toe-to-toe with more well-heeled heels in A DEAD DAUGHTER. Getting to the bottom of things Jessica-Huntington-style, sets off a whirlwind tour of fashionable enclaves, upscale rehab clinics, shops, restaurants and other haute hangouts. Behind all the glitz and glam: secrets, lies, corporate wheeling and dealing. How can Jessica and her friends outwit and outlive ‘la crème de la crud’ wreaking havoc from Palm Springs to Beverly Hills?

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Love a Foot Above the Ground
We should all have a Bernadette in our lives... Set in California and Mexico in the 1960s this tale evokes a simpler, more innocent time and place. A story of love, loss, and resilience in the face of a haunting mystery.

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A Dead Sister - Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery #2
“The worst kind of truth is better than the best lie, Jessica.” Jessica Huntington hopes Bernadette is right as she races headlong into trouble to discover the truth about the death of a high school friend, Kelly Fontana. Found in a Palm Springs hotel parking lot, the auburn-haired beauty with the voice of an angel and a streak of wild, died in a hit-and-run. Ruled an accident, the case soon grew cold.

Now, fourteen years later, Kelly’s handsome cousin, Detective Frank Fontana, has disturbing news. A lowlife meth addict has come forward as an eyewitness and swears, “It weren’t no accident! It was on purpose!” Things soon heat up. Not just the cold case, but the relationship between Jessica and Frank. Sleuthing Jessica Huntington style brings her face-to-face with the rich and famous as she seeks justice for Kelly. High living has its absurd moments as Jessica’s search takes her from Palm Springs to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, haute shops, spas, eateries and a Vault Top 100 LA law firm.

Who killed Kelly Fontana? The answer is buried beneath lies, drugs, sex and secrets that reveal a seamier side of wealth and celebrity. What will it cost Jessica and her friends to confront the worst kind of truth? "

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A Dead Husband - Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Book 1
"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Jessica Huntington, amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card, finds out money can’t buy happiness, or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, she’s hiding out near Palm Springs. When her best friend’s husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?

Even in a desert paradise life is full of surprises, like A DEAD HUSBAND.

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Heinous Habits - Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #3
An intriguing package arrives with a mysterious message from a monk at the Benedictine Monastery perched high above Corsario Cove. That package and an all-expense paid second honeymoon lure newlyweds Kim & Brien back to the luxurious Sanctuary Resort & Spa. Troubled monks seem to be everywhere--at the resort, the surfer village near the beach, and in the nearby town of San Albinus. "God is not pleased," cries a hooded figure from a "cavern of forgotten dreams." Arson, kidnapping, and murder soon shove Kim and Brien in over their heads. What's going on? Are the mad monks in Corsario Cove crazy or crazy like a fox? Come, join Kim and Brien, Detective Mitchum, and the enigmatic new resident of Sanctuary Grove, Bede Greco, as they try to make sense of it all.

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