For The Medical Suspense Aficionado

My third novel, Critical Condition, appeals to both medical suspense aficionados and romantic suspense readers. 

Medical Suspense by Sandra Orchard

RT Book Reviews awarded Critical Condition the 2012 Reviewers Choice Award, saying: “Well-developed characters and fast-paced action keep readers fully engaged in this wonderful tribute to spouses struggling with a loved one’s illness.” 

Back Cover Blurb:

A nurse. An undercover cop. A killer who’ll stop at nothing to avoid being caught.

EVERYONE’S AT RISK There’s a murderer in the hospital, and nurse Tara Peterson is determined to prove it. With mysterious deaths in the cancer ward, anyone could be next. But no one wants to believe her…except for undercover agent Zach Davis. The murderer wants Tara’s suspicions silenced, permanently. To protect Tara, Zach lets her in on his secret, and unwittingly into his heart. Tara and her three-year-old daughter are like the family he lost years before. Zach will risk everything to keep them safe, no matter the cost. 

Medical Suspense Giveaway

I’m giving away a print copy of Critical Condition or another of my undercover cop novels, this month. Are you interested? Let me know in the comments

Psst…Shop at Harlequin on Fridays for more Free Books

Shop for Love Inspired Suspense at Harlequin.com with coupon code JUNEGET2

 And buy Identity Withheld, for only $1.99

 

Finally, check out today’s author interview at Suspense Sisters 

Leave a comment there for another chance to win!

 

I’ll post later in the day tomorrow and announce our second book recipient then!

 

⇓STILL TIME TO ENTER⇓

Win 1 of 10 copies of Boughs of Folly

Day 2 of Romantic Suspense Reminiscing

My first few published novels were all inspirational romantic suspense titles for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. And with the release of my 25th novel this month, I’m revisiting a novel a day as part of my silver celebration

If you enjoy reading romantic suspense, and haven’t read this one yet, check out Shades of Truth–a Harlequin bestseller. 

Shades of Truth by Sandra Orchard - a romantic suspense

Although first released in March 2012, you can still purchase Ebook versions for kindle, nook or Kobo etc. As an extra bonus, Harlequin has temporarily dropped the price on another of my titles, Identity Withheld, in honour of my celebration. Don’t miss this great deal at $1.99.

Back cover Blurb:

A compassionate youth worker fighting to preserve her dying father’s legacy battles the justice-driven detective who threatens her mission and her heart.

Big city detective Ethan Reed is working deep undercover at a Christian youth detention center. The kind of place he spent some harrowing time in as a kid. Ethan’s mission: ferret out who’s recruiting resident teens for a drug ring. He expects help from the lovely, devoted director of Hope Manor. But Kim Corbett won’t tell Ethan anything— even when she’s threatened and attacked. When Ethan discovers what Kim is protecting, his guarded heart opens just a bit wider. Enough to make this the most dangerous assignment of his career.

Have you read my romantic suspense titles? 

I’d love to hear which one was your favourite and why. Let me know in the comments. I have 5 more romantic suspense titles contracted. The first two release in February and September next year. 

25 Book Giveaway!

Of course no celebration is complete without gifts. And I’m giving away 25 books this month. 

If you haven’t already, be sure to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for one of 10 copies of my 25th book, Boughs of Follya Christmas-themed cozy mystery. 

Be sure to drop by each day, because there are more freebies and giveaways to come.

 

 

Inspirational Romantic Suspense Giveaways & Promos

For the first 25 days of June 2022,

I’m celebrating the publication of my 25th novel with freebies, giveaways and special promotions.  

This is day one–time to reintroduce my debut novel–the award-winning, inspirational romantic suspense, Deep Cover, from Love Inspired Suspense, released September 2011.

inspirational romantic suspense by Sandra Orchard

Back Cover Blurb for Deep Cover by Sandra Orchard:

Maintaining his cover cost undercover cop Rick Gray the woman he loved. Sweet Ginny Bryson never really knew Rick–he never gave her the chance. Not then, and not now, when he’s back with a new alias to gather evidence against Ginny’s uncle. The man’s crimes led to Rick’s partner’s death, and Rick wants justice to be served. But his investigation is stirring up trouble, and Ginny is in the middle of it. Someone wants Ginny to pay the price for what her uncle has done. But how can Rick protect her without blowing his cover, jeopardizing his assignment…and risking both their lives?

Special Promotion from Love Inspired Suspense

For two weeks only, my eighth novel, the multi-award-winning, inspirational romantic suspense, Identity Withheld is only $1.99 at Love Inspired’s main retailers and Harlequin.com. There’s never been a more economical time to add it to your E-library! 

Congrats to Lisa J–the recipient of book one of my 25-book giveaway.

We’ll randomly select recipients from newsletter subscribers, Facebook followers, blog visitors and rafflecopter entrants. 

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway 

Boughs of Folly -a cozy mystery - #1 in Jingle Bells Mysteries
Click the image or link to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 10 copies of my 25th novel, Boughs of Folly. Draw to be held Jun 19

If you haven’t already…

Tell me in the comments which of my novels you’d most like to add to your collection. You can find the complete list here: https://sandraorchard.com/my-books/

Then come back each day through to the 25th for more news. Or subscribe to the blog feed in the side bar. 

Thanks so much for sharing this celebration with me! 

You can also visit me today at Susan Mathis’s blog

 

Cozy Mystery & Romantic Suspense Giveaway – Sandra Orchard

My newest cozy mystery and 25th novel, 

Boughs of Folly, releases June 25th, and 

To celebrate, I’m giving away 25 books! 

Recipients will be randomly selected from newsletter subscribers, Facebook followers, blog visitors and rafflecopter entrants. 

 

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway 

Boughs of Folly -a cozy mystery - #1 in Jingle Bells Mysteries
Click the image or link to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 10 copies of the cozy mystery, Boughs of Folly, from Annie’s Fiction. Draw to be held Jun 19

Don’t miss the free book offers too:

Beginning June 1st, I’ll highlight one novel each day in the order of publication, and announce various publisher price promotions, including freebies, so you can economically add even more books to your library. If you enjoy, Christian Fiction–romantic suspense from Love Inspired Suspense or mysteries from Revell Publishing, or if you’re looking for a lighter, clean read–cozy mysteries and romantic suspense from Annie’s Fiction, you’ll find them here. 

In the meantime:

Take a moment to tell me in the comments below which of my novels you’d most like to add to your collection. You can find the complete list here: https://sandraorchard.com/my-books/

Then come back each day from June 1st to 25th for more news. Or subscribe to the blog feed in the side bar. 

Thanks so much for sharing this celebration with me! 

You can also visit me today at Fiction Finder, where I have a new author interview posted: https://www.fictionfinder.com/author_interview/read/interview_with_sandra_orchard3

Free Shipping on Cozy Mystery Bundles – Today Only

Do you love binge reading cozy mysteries? 

Here’s your chance to grab economically priced, hard cover bundles of cozy mysteries, with free shipping* from Annie’s.

 

12 book cozy mystery bundle

This bundle of the final 12 books in the Victorian Mansion Flower Shop Mysteries, includes my Absent without Leafand Weeds of Doubt. 

cozy mystery bundle

And the six-book bundle pictured above includes my Digging Up Secrets

The above are both still in stock. But some bundles are out of stock or have limited quantities. 

*The free shipping ends at midnight pacific time tonight and applies to US and Canadian orders, although Canadians must still pay a $10 surcharge.

 

Hidden Threats and a Twelve-Book Giveaway!

Have you checked out Annie’s Sweet Intrigue book club that I introduced with the release of Dangerous at Heart

Well…if you’re not already a subscriber, here’s your chance to win the complete set of twelve books, including my latest contribution, Hidden Threats

Cover for Hidden Threats

This romantic suspense is set on Martha’s Vineyard. I had such fun researching my Serena Jones mystery, Over Maya Dead Body, on the island that I couldn’t resist making a second trip . I have such fond memories of plotting it out–setting by setting–with my resident friend. 

Twelve Book Giveaway of  the Complete Sweet Intrigue Set: 

Image of Sweet Intrigue Set

This picture is courtesy of Virginia Smith, author of three of the books in the multi-author series and the host of the giveaway. 

Please visit her giveaway page here: https://virginiasmith.org/your-chance-to-win-twelve-books/ and follow the instructions for your chance to win all twelve books!  

The winning name will be drawn on Sunday May 15th, 2022.

If you’ve already enjoyed reading the Sweet Intrigue series, you’ll be excited to learn another is in the works! 

More Giveaways to Come

Although I blog infrequently these days, please stay tuned, because at the end of May I’ll be announcing the celebration of the release of my 25th novel. I plan to giveaway 25 books to celebrate!

Oh, and Newsletter subscribers and Facebook Followers will have extra chances to win. Just saying.  😉 

Don’t Miss the Announcements

If you subscribe to my newsletter, be sure to check your junk mail or bulk mail or spam mail or promotions folders for my emails and then add my address to your contacts. I’ve heard from many of my subscribers with gmail accounts that they don’t receive my emails and it’s because they haven’t been delivered to the main inbox.

Within 24 hours of receiving a subscription request, I send a personal email (not an automated email) with links to a mini-novella I’ve written exclusively for my subscribers. If you don’t see that email from me after you subscribe, it’s being diverted to one of those other boxes. If you still can’t find it, contact me through my contact page

Have a fabulous day!

 

 

 

Signed Copies of Novels in Online Auction

The Niagara Children’s Centre  is hosting their Superhero Run as an online fundraising auction, and signed novels from two of my mystery series will soon be open for bids.  [Links now updated!]

The Niagara Children’s Centre provides rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities. This is where my grandson honed his walking skills after receiving his first prosthetic leg.

Please be aware that most items will need to be picked up by successful bidders at the centre. The auction runs from August 9th, 2021 – October 4th, 2021. My books go on the auction block at 2 pm EDT on August 9th. 

Interested in browsing? 

Visit: https://www.32auctions.com/SuperheroRun2021

 Items include gift cards, various services (such as salon and massage), toys, small appliances and much more. 

Interested in acquiring a set of Serena Jones Mysteries? 

Click on the picture above or here: to go straight to the action!

 

Interested in acquiring a set of Port Aster Secrets? 

 

Click on the picture above or here: to go straight to the action!

Visit their website to learn more about what the services the Niagara Children’s Centre has to offer.

Write Canada 2021 is going Virtual

Has your schedule or budget prevented you from attending a writing conference? Good News!

Write Canada will be online in 2021 and easier than ever to fit into your schedule and budget. 

When? And how much?

The conference will span two separate two-week sessions (Aug 7-21 and Sept 11-25) with registrants able to join the classes live via Zoom or watch the recorded sessions anytime before the end of October. 

The cost is $200. 

Is Sandra Orchard teaching? 

I am! I’m super excited to be teaching a writing intensive this year entitled: Essential Techniques to Master the Craft of Writing Compelling Fiction

My Goal:

To help you take your writing to the next level. By incorporating memorable visuals and examples, the lessons will equip participants to analyze their writing and transform it into tight, compelling prose. They will learn the difference between story goals, character goals and scene goals, and the importance of establishing them. They will learn how to ensure their scenes propel their story forward and learn tricks and tips to evoke emotions in their readers.

We will also explore how to pace and storyboard a story. And participants will learn which must-have elements to include in their opening scene to hook acquiring editors, agents and readers alike.

Are intensives included in the conference fee?

The first session of each intensive is open to all registrants, however, to join the follow-up sessions, you must apply to participate in the intensive. (an additional fee applies) Before the second session, you will submit a selection from your work-in-progress for written feedback from myself and other participants. In the followup sessions, I will review these submissions and use them to illustrate additional teaching points. 

My opening session (viewable by all attendees) will be the first night of the conference at 7 pm on August 7th.

I look forward to seeing many of you there! 

For additional information about the conference and to register, visit: https://writecanada.org

 

Settling Auld Scores by Sandra Orchard

I’m pleased to announce that my next instalment in the Scottish Bakehouse Mysteries has shipped to subscribers from Annie’s Fiction. 

Aye, I’ve had a right braw (wonderful) time contributing to this series. Admittedly, at first I dinnae ken (didn’t know) if I’d feel at home in auld Loch Mallaig. But once I had a right old blether with the bonnie lads and lassies in town, I could hear the Scottish accent in every line. But don’t worry, only the odd Scottish word made it into the book. After all, I wouldn’t want my readers to think my heid’s full o’ mince. (every word that comes out of my mouth is non-sensical) 😀 

About Settling Auld Scores by Sandra Orchard

As Bread on Arrival’s head baker, Laura Donovan is used to scoring touchdowns in the kitchen, especially when she teams up with her best friends and business partners, Molly Ferris and Carol MacCallan. However, when it comes to parenting, unmarried Laura is a true rookie. While her brother and his wife are out of the country, Laura has agreed to host her teenage nephew, Henry, an up-and-coming football star now playing for the Loch Mallaig High Loons. Laura suddenly finds herself on defense as the safety of Henry and his teammates is tested by a persistent prankster, and Laura worries that her nephew is the main target.

From vindictive rival coaches and jilted former players to lovelorn teens intent on revenge, Laura’s roster of suspects seems endless. And as the pranks become more dangerous at every turn, Laura fears that a truly deadly incident could be next. She must take the offensive prankster out of the game before the clock runs out—or else someone could face sudden death.

Click to learn more about the Scottish Bakehouse Mysteries Bookclub from Annie’s Fiction

More Scottish Bakehouse Mysteries by Sandra Orchard

 

Check out this New Romantic Suspense Book Club

2021 marks the beginning of a new series from Annie’s Fiction

The series is called Sweet Intrigue and features standalone romantic suspense. I’m super-excited to be amongst the many authors writing for this 12-book club.  

When you subscribe to the club, you’ll receive one hardcover book every four weeks (or an Ebook if you prefer), starting with Betrayal of Trust by DeAnna Julie Dodson.

About Betrayal of Trust:

Grieving widow Julianne Montgomery is starting over in the Midwest town where she grew up. Still reeling from the recent death of her husband, nothing could’ve prepared her for the shock of seeing him show up at her door late one night, very much alive, injured, and insistent that she’s in danger.

Are you intrigued? 

My first contribution to the series is Dangerous at Heart . I don’t have the cover art or official book blurb to share with you yet, but those details will be coming soon. The book releases April 16th, 2021

About Dangerous at Heart by Sandra Orchard: 

After the police pin the fatal hit-and-run of their town’s beloved doctor on a dead man, witness Laura Brennan teams up with the doc’s nephew, Garrett Simons, to find the real killer. But when Laura asks her cousin, an aide to the state senator, to use her political pull to help them, her cousin disappears. What they discover in their search for her cousin, and for the truth, is a web of lies, corruption and coverups, surrounding the state’s largest manufacturer and perhaps the senator herself. But can they ferret out the facts and figure out who can be trusted to bring the perpetrators to justice, before they’re silenced too.

If stay-at-home orders have you down,

this might be just the series you need to get your blood pumping. Best of all, it will be delivered right to your mailbox, or inbox. 🙂 You can also cancel at anytime. 

Go to Annie’s Fiction for all the details about how to join the club.