Thursday, March 2, 2017

IN THE LIBRARY

I'm proud to announce that all six of my novels are available at our local public library (Watertown, SD), or will be in a week or two after proper prep and processing is completed.

As ebooks, my books have always been available to public libraries for free, as well as available for purchase through various means at a nominal fee ($2.99-3.99). Be wary of anyone that limits viewing time or access, or increases the costs.

As paperbacks, the novels are available for order anywhere books are sold. If you have trouble locating them, contact me. I can give you the ISBNs.

More recently my books have been a little harder to locate, with so many books out there! Search by my name. It's easiest.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016: Sixth novel published

2016 marked the publication of my 6th novel, as ebook and paperback ---
Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga
~Here's a snapshot of all six~



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Monday, November 28, 2016

Got plans for the holidays?

Looking for a special present? How about a book?

Mysterious Castle is a popular one with readers.
Publishers keep trying to get me to turn Magnetic Attraction over to them.

What kind of books do you enjoy?
* Adult crime fiction? Try Widow's Web and Corporate Snare.
* Historical Romances? Try Turnabout in Fair Play (set in Texas), Dreams & Secrets (set in California), and Magnetic Attraction (set in Colorado and Pennsylvania).
* Historical fantasy (with time travel)? Mysterious Castle.

Available in paperback by order through booksellers everywhere, such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Booksamillion, etc.

You can communicate with me on my website:
duannalee.wix.com/petersen-griffin

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga

Now available as print-on-demand paperback and as ebooks...everywhere! This is book #6. Honestly, it may take a couple of days to show up as available to the public, especially this being a weekend.

By the way, my husband and I went through every version of each book looking for misprints and typos in order to clean each one up...again. It's done and there should be no more hauntings by deleted mistakes. It was irritating to still find some. I clearly remember fixing many of them before. Computers simply aren't as good as they used to be! But I've recently learned a few tricks to avoid the mystical returning-typos dilemma. Number 1 rule, never save the manuscript to the hard drive! If it's not there, it can't mix up the new and the old. (Supposedly that isn't possible, but in reality it happens all the time! And no, it isn't user error.)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Where did the summer go?

Here it is a month into autumn. My, how time flies! I've been busy, no doubt, but as yet not much to show for it. Making plans and working forward, with nothing to show y'all yet.

Aiming high, pushing negativity aside, hoping for positive changes. I'd been so organized, laid out plans, and lined up support as needed...but "the best laid plans of mice and men often go asunder." (Did I get that quote right?) Mine went asunder. I have a backup plan, but it needs recharging. Hopefully very soon things will take off like a rocket. Wish me luck!

In the meantime, I'd like your feedback. If this site limits your access, please feel free to email me at duannalee@ymail.com with your comments or suggestions. Please keep in mind that I am not seeking solicitors of any kind, whether agents or merchandizers, and no spamming. I truly would like to know what you think, what you like or dislike regarding my novels and websites/blogs. If you want to and are able to, online participation is encouraged. Talk to me. Talk with me.

You can visit me on Facebook (DuannaLee Post) or on my special Facebook page Books by DuannaLee Petersen. I'd like to hear from you. (No spamming!)

Monday, July 18, 2016

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT (July Sale on Smashwords)

Smashwords July Sale is a limited opportunity to buy ebooks at super low prices. See my previous post for details!

Friday, July 1, 2016

JULY SALE -- Prices slashed even more!


My ebooks are 67% off on Smashwords.com:
- Dreams & Secrets (regularly $2.99) Use Coupon Code ZN89Z
- Magnetic Attraction (regularly $2.99) Use Coupon Code XV55H
- Mysterious Castle (regularly $2.99) Use Coupon Code RP96K
- Turnabout in Fair Play (regularly $2.99)
Use Coupon Code PX79V
- Widow's Web (regualry $3.99)
Use Coupon Code XH85N

That makes four of them at $0.99 each and Widow's Web at $1.32. Amazon MAY match the sale pricing.
At present, Corporate Snare is only available as an Amazon ebook for $2.99. (I'm working on it!)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga


Published on Amazon.com as an Ebook on June 8, 2016.

This is a 3-stage process. First as an Ebook on Amazon, then as a paperback on Amazon, and lastly as an Ebook via Smashwords for nearly all other ebook venues.

I notice Amazon now includes distribution for iPad and iPhone with their Kindle Ebooks. I use a free Kindle reader on my PC. It works great!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga

COMING SOON
I have completed the final editing of Corporate Snare. As soon as the cover is completed, it will be released via the same outlets as my other 5 novels. I hope my readership enjoys this informal sequel to Widow's Web.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

News Flash

I've been a bit distracted. I got engaged AND got married this fall. No kidding. And I moved north from Texas to South Dakota. It's been snowing here off and on ever since I arrived. Beautiful.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga -- coming soon

The sequel to Widow's Web has been completed. Now the final editing begins with the focus on will Corporate Snare be as good a standalone as Widow's Web? It needs to be equal, not lesser.
I have a cover picture in mind, but it's yet to be done. Soon. I'm not rushing this, plus I have a lot on my calendar. Good things.

Friday, August 28, 2015

New FACEBOOK Page

Books by DuannaLee Petersen-Griffin
Sign into Facebook and search for Books by DuannaLee

This new page is dedicated solely to my books. Check it out. 
Let me know what you think. Pretty please with sugar on it?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ALL 5 NOVELS ARE AVAILABLE JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE

No, you can't drop into a bookstore and pick up a hardbound copy anywhere. I'm sorry but that isn't an option.

Although, you can order a paperback version instead. It would be available in a few days. It simply depends on how quickly the bookstore orders it for you. Or you can order it on Amazon and have them shipped directly to your home or office or to a friend or relative. To find them in Amazon's search field, just put in the author's name to pull up the author page for ebooks and paperbacks:
DuannaLee Petersen-Griffin
for my author page or, without going through Amazon.com that way, enter on your search engine's IP bar:
http://www.amazon.com/DuannaLee-Petersen-Griffin/e/B00O57LS64

As ebooks, the novels are available just about everywhere. Whatever reader you use, they should be available your way.

No money? There's another alternative. Read for free. Yes, ask your public library to obtain the ebook. I already have a couple in libraries, and they were just made available. I was amazed at not only how fast they were purchased, but also how fast people started "borrowing" them to read. Literally within an hour or so.

Keep in mind that dozens of books are published every hour, so it is easy to get lost in the mix. Searching by my name is the easiest and quickest way to find them.

Happy reading!  If you read my books, please rate them. It helps others in selecting books. I expect honest ratings. I also know that people are individuals with their own likes and dislikes. "You can't please everyone" is a true statement. Don't worry about my feelings.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

3 MORE TO GO

Say what? 3 more what? Books, of course!

I have 5 novels. There are 3 steps for each novel: Amazon ebook; other ebook; paperback (as print on demand). I've opted out of hardcover standard printing.

All 5 novels have been published as paperbacks. These are NOT available on bookshelves, but print-on-demand via various outlets.

All 5 are available as ebooks on Amazon.com.

So far 2 are available as ebooks on numerous other outlets (and via libraries by request) and I'm working on getting the last 3 ready to go.

Meanwhile, I'm working on novel number 6, a sequel to number 5.

I also have a novella (Hearts Crossing) that needs a second look before I publish it. It is based on my paternal ancestors which in and of itself complicates things. Specific details not being available, it is not a true biography, and the characters are thrown into a location and relationship that never happened in true life, as far as I know. (It would be so fun if it really had happened that way.) Being torn between facts and fiction, I'm leaning toward writing a preface. I wouldn't want someone to assume that it's from an autobiography. There simply isn't a detailed one available! (Each family prepared a very brief sketch of their lives, which I used as a guide.)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PAPERBACK VS. EBOOK SALES

Sales of my ebooks show up immediately on my reports, but the paperback sales don't. Oh, they're upfront with that issue, that there is a delay of a couple of days to a month or so. I'm finding this to be true...and frustrating. I still have a problem with impatience. Waiting is so difficult. (I want to know faster!) The scales are balancing. Will that stay the trend?