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Till Dirt Do Us Part Free on Kindle- Tour Day 5

Can you believe it? We’ve made it through the week giving away thousands of free downloads of my latest novel Till Dirt Do Us Part? If you don’t have your copy yet, then click here because this is the LAST DAY to get it FREE. 


“Betsy, darlin’, I don’t know how you get yourself into these messes.” Aunt Maggie stood in the bright sunshine as a parade of ants made their way up the sidewalk. My yard held the charms of glorious red oak trees and a nice patch of grass. My family’s addition to the outdoor area included a yellow-and-blue swing set and a little red wagon with our sons’ bikes precariously leaned against it. From today on, we would look at this green space differently. Now my yard held a brand-new garden. I pulled my chestnut-brown hair back into a ponytail. I was overdue for a cut, but there just never seemed to be time to get down to the Best Little Hairhouse in Texas.

TDDUP.COVER“I think it can be surmised in one word and one word only. Rocky.” Rocky Whitson was my boss and a major pain in the asparagus at the Pecan Bayou Gazette. Our little paper covered all the news in our tiny Texas town, and when there wasn’t any news, Rocky made an effort to create some. His latest idea was to have the “Best Garden in Pecan Bayou” contest. Of course, he decided that in my position as the Happy Hinter, the writer of the local helpful hints column, I too should participate and give him reports “in the field.” I just wished I didn’t have to be in an actual field. My job would be to turn in weekly reports highlighting the ups and downs of being an amateur gardener. Amateur being the operative word. Was I a gardener? Did I anxiously await the fresh crinkle of seed catalogs every January? Did I love the sound of bees buzzing in the morning?


I was notorious for killing plants. It was so bad that my children gave me fake flowers on Mother’s Day. Still, here I was in the backyard of my home with a brand-new set of planter boxes and the entire shelf of gardening books from the Pecan Bayou library, including the official Texas gardening manual.

I clumsily tried to turn the pages of the manual with my new green plastic-coated gardening gloves. I picked them because they had vegetables printed in the soft cotton material of the gloves. Maybe I could cause the brightly colored carrots and broccoli to somehow encourage the real plants I would try to grow. “According to the manual, we should put the tomatoes over there in the bright sun.”

Aunt Maggie held her hand up to her eyes as she surveyed the patch of the yard we were now calling the garden. “Well, your boxes look good. Leo and Judd did a great job putting them together. All you need now is plenty of sunshine, water, and maybe a little fertilizer now and again. You can’t have the beauty without a little poo-ty. It should be lovely, dear.”

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Till Dirt Do Us Part Free on Kindle- Tour Day 4


It’s Day Four! Thank you for such an excellent response from my newsletter subscribers.  Are you signed up for my newsletter? Find out about new releases, free days on Kindle, coupons and discounts. Click Here to sign up for my newsletter and get a free copy of A Heart for Murder, a Pecan Bayou novella.

If you haven’t downloaded your free copy of Till Dirt Do Us Part click here to pick it up! 

Here are some great tour hosts to visit today.

May 4 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
May 4 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT
May 4 – The Self-Rescue Princess –  CHARACTER INTERVIEW
May 4 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW 
Goodreads #Mysteryweek

Come Along for the Till Dirt Do Us Part Book Tour!

I’m on tour today to celebrate five FREE DAYS for Till Dirt Do Us Part! Here is my schedule for May 1.

Here is my schedule for May 1.

May 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
May 1 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
May 1 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW
I am also participating in Goodreads Mystery Week during the tour!
Read my answer to the mystery question: What mystery in your own life could be a plot for a book?

Guest Post at Brooke Blogs! How Much Do You Love Castle?

Mystery_RomanceI am guest posting at Brooke Blogs today where I discuss the elements of romance and mystery.  Who better to illustrate this point than Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic from Castle?  Here is a little of my guest post:

I’ll admit it, I’m a big fan of Castle, the television show. Nathan Fillion plays an adorable man who runs around his swanky New York apartment playing laser tag with his daughter, and romantically sometimes he reminds me of a high school crush. What’s not to love?

Go to Brooke Blogs to read more and don’t forget to enter my giveaway- a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Also enter to win a free signed copy of Murder for a Rainy Day at Goodreads.

Bargain Book at Brooke’s- Burnout is free today!

I’m guest posting at Brooke Blogs today giving an overview of my little town of Pecan Bayou.  If you are new to the series, you can get to know the place without using Google maps or that pushy little voice on the navigation.

If you haven’t picked a FREE copy of BURNOUT yet-this is your last chance so grab yours and tell all your friends.

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Take me to Amazon to get my free copy of BURNOUT


New Review for Burnout at A Chick Who Reads Today

A Chick Who Reads




I’m hopping over to A Chick Who Reads today for a review of  Burnout.  Thank you Andrea!  Take a look through her book reviews.  It’s a nice mix of romance and mystery.  She also lists plenty of giveaways.  Only three days left to enter my giveaway for an Amazon gift card for $25.

Burnout will be FREE on Kindle one my day on my tour.  Not today….but soon. Very soon.


New Review for Burnout at My Recent Favorite Books!

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Burnout has a new review coming out today!  Check it out at My Recent Favorite Books.
  Melissa is like me, the mother of a child with autism. Actually my son has Down Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder (autism).

Melissa has links on her site for Cookies for Ipads, a way to raise funds for Ipads for autistic kids in Ohio . I use an Ipad with my son and it is has truly become our most effective learning tool.  Social stories, storybooks, music, autism apps–Even though he’s 21, we use it all.

Thanks for the review, Melissa!  Time is almost up for my giveaway-a $25 gift card from Amazon.  Be sure to enter.

Avoiding Writer’s Burnout Guest Post

WRITER’S BURNOUTFire_2I am over at Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading today discussing how to avoid writer’s burnout.  This is the website of  Irish writer Kate Eileen Shannon who writes the Brigid Kildare Mystery Series.

Let’s face it-the job can be stressful, tedious and even nonproductive.    Read my guest post for five strategies to work through burnout.  Of course because I’m on a book tour-my new mystery Burnout is a good thing!  While you’re over there don’t forget to enter for my Amazon gift card giveaway.

Have you figured out which day my book is going to be free on Kindle next?  Here is the chart one last time! Click on the picture to enlarge.


Teresa Trent Interview at Back Porchervations

BetsysRockerI am being interviewed while I enjoy a rocking chair and a glass of sweet tea over at Back Porchervations.  I so like that name.  Luann asks me:

Luann: When you started the Pecan Bayou books, did you know there would be a 5th title in the series?

Teresa:  Actually, yes I did. I plotted from the first book what I wanted to happen to Betsy in the next five books. That means…yes there will be a sixth and final book. 

Check out the rest of the interview where I reveal how I get my ideas for stories and the craziest thing I’ve ever done.  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a $25 gift card from Amazon!


Here is my secret code for the next day BURNOUT will be free on Kindle.



New Review for Burnout At Readalot Today

Burnout is being reviewed over at Readalot today!  Go check it out and don’t forget to enter for my $25 Amazon Gift Card.  If you are looking for my next free day on Kindle it’s time for some secret codes.

Match the symbols to get the date of the next FREE day on Kindle for BURNOUT.