Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Heartache Motel by Terri L Austin, Larissa Reinhart and LynDee Walker

Are you ready for a explosive new set of novellas? A Heartache Motel is coming soon from three talented authors: Terri L Austin, Larissa Reinhart and LynDee Walker.


Elvis has left the building, but he’s forever memorialized at the Heartache Motel. Filled with drag queens, Rock-a-Hula cocktails, and a vibrating velveteen bed, these three novellas tell the tales of three amateur sleuths who spend their holidays at the King’s beloved home.

DINERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS by Terri L. Austin
A Rose Strickland Mystery Novella (follows DINER IMPOSSIBLE)
When Rose and the gang head to Graceland right before Christmas, they get all shook up: the motel is a seedy dump and an Elvis impersonator turns up dead. Rose discovers missing jewels tie into the death and her suspicious mind flips into overdrive, questioning her fellow guests, the staff, and even a cute impersonator who keeps popping up. Will Rose be able to find the murderer and get home by Christmas day? It’s now or never.

QUICK SKETCH by Larissa Reinhart
A Cherry Tucker Mystery Novella (prequel to PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY)
Sassy Southern artist Cherry Tucker and her poker-loving boyfriend, Todd, pop into Memphis to help Todd’s cousin who’s been hustled out of his savings, right before Christmas. Staying at the shady Heartache Motel, Cherry can’t tell a shill from a mark and fears everyone is playing them for chumps. Cherry and Todd quickly find themselves in a dangerous sting that could send them to the slammer or mark them as pigeons from cons looking for an even bigger score.

DATELINE MEMPHIS by LynDee Walker
A Headlines in High Heels Mystery Novella (follows BURIED LEADS)
Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke thinks she’s going home for Christmas. But a quick stop at Graceland proves news breaks in the strangest places. When the King's home gets locked down with Nichelle inside, she chases this headline into the national spotlight—and the thief's crosshairs. Christmas dreams of blue suede Manolos fade, and all Nichelle wants from Santa is to land the story before the thief cuts off her news feed for good.

HEARTACHE MOTEL will be on sale everywhere December 10, 2013.

To check out the other novels in these three humorous mystery series, you can find Terri (http://www.amazon.com/Terri-L.-Austin/e/B008EFCWM2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1), Larissa (http://www.amazon.com/Larissa-Reinhart/e/B008EME5MA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_2) and LynDee's (http://www.amazon.com/LynDee-Walker/e/B009PD6PKW/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1) other mysteries on their amazon pages by clicking their names.

What's your favorite Elvis song? Leave a comment below and enter to win a swag pack from Terri, Larissa, and LynDee!
Giveaway is open to US, Canada and UK and closes at midnight on Friday August 30, 2013 at midnight.

67 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having us on A Prairie Girl Reads! We're so excited to show our new cover here. Good luck to the lucky commenter who wins our bag of swag!

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  2. Thanks so much for having us on A Prairie Girl Reads! We're so excited to show our new cover here. Good luck to the lucky commenter who wins our bag of swag!

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  3. You aint nothing but a hound dog! (it's really named Hound Dog, I think!) heehee! I love all of the Elvis songs. This is the first one that came to mind! Sweet hugs!

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    1. Lavender Dreamer (what a pretty name), Hound Dog is fun. Makes me think of swiveling hips!

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  4. Thank you for hosting us at A Prairie Girl Reads! It was such fun to work with Larissa Reinhart and LynDee Walker. So thank you. Thank you very much, uh huh.

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  5. Blue Christmas Oooo, Oooo. Great cover and looking forward to some great reads.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks for commenting, G.! Blue Christmas is a great one.

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    3. Thanks G! Blue Christmas is very appropriate for our holiday murders!

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  6. Love Me Tender is one I liked. Love the cover

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    1. Thank you! And you'll have to be on the lookout for a themed room in the book, then. ;)

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    2. Deb, Love Me Tender is a great song! And makes for a great jacuzzi name: The Love Me Tender Hot Tub. Enjoy it with your All Shook Up sparkling wine.

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  7. Thanks so much for having us on this morning! I had an absolute blast working with Terri L. Austin and Larissa Reinhart on this project, and I can't wait for y'all to read it! Such fun!

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  8. With these three, I know this is going to be funny! Can't wait.

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  9. I want to win! Sounds like fun-just my kind of read!

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  10. With three of my favorite authors putting out this book, I am sure it will be wonderful. I love a book with humor too, so I am counting on a very enjoyable reading experience. I grew up with Elvis as an singing idol (Yes, I am OLD!!) and I loved all of his "slow dance" songs the best. My very favorite is: "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" which brings tears to my eyes each time I hear it. Maybe it is sentimental to me due to the fact that I have been married to my husband for 50 years as of this coming November and that song just hits home for me. I would love to win the giveaway so much. Thank you for the opportunity.
    C

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    1. That's my favorite, too! :) And we love all of his Christmas songs (Santa bring my baby back is my little ones' favorite). My mom was a big Elvis fan, and one of the best vacations we ever took was when we went to Graceland my freshman year of college. I was too cool to be there (19, you know) until we walked in, and it was just an amazing thing to see.

      We just had a ball writing these. I can't wait for December!

      And thanks so much for counting us among your favorite authors. You just made my day!

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    2. Wow, ceblain, congrats! And that song does me in, as well. Elvis at his best!

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    3. You are so sweet! And congratulations on your upcoming 50th! That's wonderful! Hope you dance to "Can't Help Falling in Love With You!"

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  11. This book looks like a fun read. My favorite Elvis song Suspicious Minds.

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    1. Another good one. We reference that song in all three novellas. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks! Suspicious Minds is the name of our motel bar! Good choice!

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  12. Oh my gosh! I LOVE the cover!! And I can't wait to read what's inside! Congratulations Hens!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Susan! And congrats on your release next week. Lowcountry Bombshell is going to be another smash!

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    2. Thanks Susan! Love your cover for LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL, too! I think Marilyn and Elvis go together well;)

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  13. I can't wait to read the new stories, I love Elvis, and I too grew up with his songs. My favorite is also "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" it was OUR song with my ex husband. We were only 15 then but even though I got rid of him I still love the song.

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    1. Songs are timeless unlike ex-husbands. I love that song, too! Thanks for stopping in Cherylann!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by, cherylann! That is a good one. Glad you can still listen to that classic song. I love that one!

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  15. Beautiful cover ladies!! Congrats! My favorite Elvis song is A Little Less Conversation.

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    1. Thanks Lindy! I love that song, too. I would like to apply it to many aspects in my life. Honey, A Little Less Conversation about painting the bathroom...

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  16. Thanks, Lindy! Now that song will be in my head for the rest of the afternoon!

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  17. "Can't Help Falling In Love With YOu" is one of my top pics. So many great ones. Love the cover. This would make a great gift for my sister who is an even bigger Elvis fan. Looks like a fun read.

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    1. That's such beautiful song, Toni! Good luck winning & hope you enjoy the anthology!

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  18. Beautiful cover. Can't wait to read this one. My favorite Elvis song is Blue Christmas. We play Elvis' Christmas album when the family gets together to celebrate.

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    1. I played Blue Christmas a lot while writing my story. Great song!

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  19. Glad you stopped by to comment, Pam and Toni! Thank you!

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  20. Are You Lonesome Tonight, is a goody. I love the book cover.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and for the cover love! I like that song, too. So haunting.

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    2. Thanks Mary Anne! That's a good one. So heartbreaking.

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  21. I always liked "Kentucky Rain".

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    1. Hey Sue, Thanks for stopping in! Kentucky Rain makes me think of Vegas. What a showstopper!

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  22. I remember as a teenager on Friday nights, they would show one of his movies as the late show. I was in love. I love the song "Can't Help Falling In Love With You". Another one of my favorites was "How Great Thou Art". He really loved his Mother and she believed in God. The book cover is great and I'm sure the novellas are fantastic. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. My mom LOVED Elvis' How Great Thou Art! We played it at her funeral. Thanks for coming by, and good luck!

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    2. Thanks for stopping in, Barbara! His "How Great Thou Art" is incredible. I bet it was beautiful at the funeral, LynDee.

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  23. Blue Moon; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You; Heartbreak Hotel. I think I had all his records that came out on 45s in the 50s. He was to us what Sinatra was to our mothers!!

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    1. Karen, my mom had a box of 45s, too! I used to love listening to them with her when I was little. I have all his songs on my iPhone. ;) Elvis transcends technology changes.

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  24. Oh GOSH! I've been waiting for this one gals! Cover looks great! Come on December10th! My favorite Elvis song is, "In the Ghetto", no big surprise there! I can't wait to read this one.
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    1. Thanks, Diane! We're so excited for y'all to see them, too! Good luck in the contest!

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    2. Thanks Diane! In the Ghetto is such a sweet song.

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    3. Thanks for stopping by, Diane! Love In The Ghetto!

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  25. Congrats on your Henery Press Novella Collection! I'm partial to Little Sister, since I am one. I can't wait to read this! I drink a Blue Hawaiian every year on the anniversary of Elvis' death. Have since college.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I'm learning from this that I just like all of Elvis' music! Goes with having such a big fan for a mom, I guess. I like your tradition so much I think I'll steal it. ;)

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    2. Hey Diane! Thanks for stopping in. I like LIttle Sister, too. The lyrics are a little disturbing, but I always sign along. ;)

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  26. Got three favs... Suspicious Minds, Can't Help Falling In Love & Rubberneckin! :) Been an Elvis fans for awhile, I still have a (framed)sheet of the Elvis stamps from when they came out in the early 90's. =)

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    1. Cool, Marsha! We haven't heard Rubberneckin today. I'm still waiting for someone to say my favorite....

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  27. This sounds so good! On my must-read list for sure. Jailhouse Rock is my favorite Elvis song.

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! I love Jailhouse Rock, too!

      I'm an official Elvis nerd. Where's my button?

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  28. What a gorgeous cover! I love Henery Press' covers! So chic! Ah, hard to pick a fave Elvis song, but I'd have to say Hound Dog and It's Now or Never. Now I'm craving a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.

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    1. Thanks! I love the cover, too. Cover day at Henery is always so much fun! Also, three guesses what Nichelle has for dinner in the motel bar, and the first two don't count. ;)

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  29. Thanks, Brooke and Jessica! And I'm just going to admit right here, my fave Elvis song is Burnin' Love. Could listen to that all day.

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  30. Mine is Polk Salad Annie. Love that song. I got the blues in me.

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