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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Hidden Gems - Books by Indie Authors




Books improve lives. Do you believe this three-word statement? Let's explore. When was your last book purchase or borrow from a friend or a library? Why? You were bored? Wanted to visit a new land? Wanted to fall in love? Wanted information? Yep, these are a few of the reasons we read.

This weekend, I will be tweeting books by Independent Authors in hopes that you will discover one you enjoy. Let's see what is meant by the phrase Indie Author (Independent Author). This refers to authors who don’t have a traditional publisher involved. The indie author usually retains all the rights to their work. They do everything themselves including the marketing, the most difficult task, but most essential. After all, if no one knows a book exists, who will buy and enjoy it? The Indie Author pays all the bills from the production of the book to the ads and promotions to get the finished product in front of readers. The author is paid by distributors such as Draft2Digital, Amazon, and Smash-words directly.

Have you ever wondered if it is a glamorous life? Sure seems like it. Being Indie is a grueling undertaking. It's one an Indie must enjoy for a book to succeed. The author must be able to extend goodwill and self publically. Most of all, without readers, the Indie Author's books go unnoticed and unread.

My sneaky plan today is to introduce readers to the expansive and entertaining world of Indie books starting with a list of Indie author I have read and enjoyed. I will keep adding to this list, so keep checking back.

1. Colin Garrow Do you enjoy Sherlock Holmes? This is the Indie for you.
2. Mette Barfelt  Clean and enjoyable sweet romances.
3. Amber Skye  Fun erotica novels with a bit of humor.
4. Ken Stark Entertaining Horror novels.
5. C. S. McDonald Cozy Mysteries with a woman sleuth, Fiona Quinn.
6. K. Z. Howell  Science Fiction Suspense.
7. Norma Nikutowski Nonfiction. Do you wish you could feel happier in your everyday life? This book is for you.
8. Steven Arnett Crime Thrillers.
9. Alex Bailey  Woman's Fantasy. 

Mind Games, Book 3 of The Dawn Knight Series launches Sunday, 

09/08/2019 at your favorite online store.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

End of Summer Gift: Free eBook Amazon Giveaway

End of Summer Gift

Click here for your gift on Amazon 
Celebrating the long weekend with gifts. Five more Becoming Dawn Knight ebooks have been added. The first five went fast. Wow! Keep an eye out. Follow Brigitta Moon on Twitter & join the fun! Join my email list and get news of the fun events first. Each time the gifts run out a new End of Summer link will be added with a refill.


Friday, August 23, 2019

VICAP - Word for Today

Just what does the acronym VICAP represent? Violent Criminal Apprehension Program. And just what is this program? It is a huge database of information. Have you ever wondered how serial killers who move around are pinpointed? It's all in the communication. It's nationwide.

When crimes of violence are committed, VICAP analysts collect, collate, and analyze the information about crimes such as homicide, attempted homicide, missing persons, child abductions, sexual assaults, and unidentified deceased persons.

Why is this done? Glad you asked. That's a great question. They examine crime data and patterns to identify potential similarities among crimes, create investigative matrices which may lists findings, evidence, and sources of evidence. They develop timelines and identify homicide and sexual assault trends and patterns. VICAP contains crime scene descriptions, victim and offender descriptive data, including name and other personal identifying information, laboratory reports, criminal history records, court records, news media references, crime scene photographs, and statements. In summary, it is a wealth of information used to identify and match violent crime cases based upon things such as characteristics and modus operandi; information used to investigate, track and apprehend violent serial offenders.

Now, we, the general public can't just walk up and request to view this database. The information is shared with federal, state and local criminal law enforcement agencies investigating, tracking, and apprehending violent serial offenders.

If you're reading this, you must have an interest in serial killers. Hey, I think you would enjoy two series I have out now. The Marston Series and The Dawn Knight series. If you prefer to have your stories short, over a meal, then, Dawn Knight is the perfect lunch date. The Marston Series contains two novels with serial killers—Murder By The Book and The Confession. Each novel is a stand-alone story.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

BOGO Free on Amazon Only

Let's try something new for the Release of the second Dawn Knight Kindle Single!

The second Kindle Single in The Dawn Knight Series is set for release on 08/25/2019. It's time to celebrate with a special limited offer. Buy Becoming Dawn Knight while it's still 99¢ and receive the second Kindle Single, The Killer Inside Me, for free. This offer expires after 75 readers claim the offer or 08/26/2019 12 midnight EDT.

To receive this offer, you MUST have a USA amazon dot com account. Amazon will not deliver to customers outside my market area - USA.

After purchasing Becoming Dawn Knight, screenshot your order summary minus any financial information. It will look like the screenshot below. Email it to brigittamoon@yahoo.com. Your gift will arrive in your email from Amazon. 

Woo-hoo! 


Saturday, August 17, 2019

INTRODUCING THE DAWN KNIGHT SERIES


  Dawn Knight is the new series of short stories which has joined Brigitta Moon Books. It's best enjoyed if read from Single number one. 

Waiting is difficult, but in this game of murder, waiting is the name of the game. 

Susie has a humdrum life working in an airport coffee shop, but it doesn’t stop her from having big dreams. When the planes are grounded, life changes for her after she accepts a new job and a deal that puts her face to face with a serial killer. 

Who killed Shawn Davis? That’s the question Susie has to answer if she wants a better paycheck. The jury has convicted Ian Little, although there are better-looking suspects. 
Now, she has to gather courage to get Ian Little, a convicted murderer, to tell her the truth about Shawn Davis, the one victim he refuses to take credit for killing. 

The cat and mouse game begins.

If your vision of a good day is relaxing with a James Patterson novel, you’ll enjoy The Dawn Knight Series.

Pre-order The Dawn Knight Series and let the murder games begin. 

From the Desk of Susie, Barista Extraordinaire 

Dreams never come true. When I was a little girl, my dream was to become a news anchor. Everyone would tune in to the six o'clock news report just to listen to what I had to say. I would wear smart-looking clothes and have my hair done up by a stylist, and flawless makeup applied by the hands of a makeup artist. Now, as I stand behind the counter dressed in my toffee colored tee shirt with a name tag alerting every customer that I am Susan, barista extraordinaire, I hear the words again; dreams never come true. 

Becoming Dawn Knight is the first short story in The Dawn Knight Series. 


Start reading now.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Word for Today - CODIS


Word for Today: CODIS

Have you ever wondered about CODIS? Just what does that acronym stand for? Combined DNA Index System. What's the point? Many states have laws that allow the collection of DNA from arrestees. The DNA profile gets added to the database. So, when a crime is committed, and law enforcement has DNA evidence, they can submit the unknown profile of the perpetrator to run against the known DNA profiles of arrestees and offenders. If they get a hit, they have a lead that can put them on track to catching a criminal.


Announcing...

This has been a long time coming. The Marston Series first three novels will be offered in an ebook box set. How exciting. BOLO! Be on the lookout for the pre-order special of 99¢. Sign up for my NewsLetter. I'll let you know when the pre-order starts. Each book of The Marston series is included with your Kindle Unlimited Membership. Test drive the membership free for thirty days. Check out the entire series now.




Saturday, August 3, 2019

Free Summer Reading with Kindle Unlimited!






Find your next favorite author, mystery, and thriller using your Kindle Unlimited membership.
Each novel is included to read with your membership! If you don't have a Kindle Unlimited membership, you can grab a FREE 30-day membership on the page of the book which captures your interest. Read all you want for thirty days ABSOLUTELY FREE. Be sure to take a look at The Confession. I hope you will enjoy the novel as much as I enjoyed writing it. f you're not satisfied with the membership, cancel within thirty days. Read, enjoy, review!







Sunday, June 30, 2019

Cover Reveal for the Dawn Knight Series

Waiting is difficult, but in this game of murder, waiting is the name of the game. 


Susie has big dreams until life changes for her when she accepts a deal that puts her in front of a serial killer.

When Ian Little, a convicted murderer, asks Susie what trophy she will take when she makes her first kill, she is floored. She has never considered killing anyone.

From the Desk of Susie, Barista Extraordinaire 

Dreams never come true. When I was a little girl, my dream was to become a news anchor. Everyone would tune into the six o'clock news report just to listen to what I had to say. I would wear smart clothes and have my hair done up by a stylist, and flawless makeup applied by the hands of a makeup artist. Now, as I stand behind the counter dressed in my toffee colored tee shirt with a name tag alerting every customer that I am Susan, barista extraordinaire, I hear the words again; dreams never come true.




The Dawn Knight Series is a series of kindle short stories which can be consumed in a single sitting like a lunch break.  I love short stories. If you do too, give Dawn Knight a read.

In Kindle Single #2, Susie has dreams of becoming a best-selling author with her newest novel making millions, except she cannot finish the book. She is unprepared to write the ending. When her husband offers to help, he is unaware it will be the last thing he does.







Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Confession - New Book in the Marston Series



MARSTON

A TOWN WHERE PEOPLE

USED TO FEEL SAFE.

A Town Where Children Played.

UNTIL...

The Confession               Pre-order Now!


The woman was definitely dead. Mark knew a deceased person when he saw one. Her eyes were open, but they stared at nothing, looking just as blank as his sister’s dolls’ eyes. He knew she had died screaming. Her mouth was open. He had watched enough cop shows to know death when he came across it. And she was dead. Gone.
Mark backed away, keeping his eyes on the woman, although she was dead and could not come after him, he was not taking any chances. He had seen enough zombie shows to know she could get up at any time with her flesh sagging, her arms outstretched like antlers, and come after him. He pulled his phone from his pocket, snapped a picture. No one in school would believe him without proof. Then he dialed nine-one-one.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Marston Series


The sale is over, but you can read The Marston Series FREE.
Did you know a 30-day Kindle Unlimited Trial membership 
is free and you can read any book you want that is in Kindle Unlimited?
Keep up to ten books on your dash at a time.
You can also listen to the audiobook of your chosen Kindle Unlimited 
book either free or at a deeply discounted price.
Anytime up to thirty days you can cancel and owe nothing.





Download the four book series now!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

New eBooks

Brigitta Moon has been quite busy.
Look out for the new novels that will be available soon. 

New Release Deal - 99¢ 

So Keep an eye on this page 

Or 

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Who is Dawn Knight?


Deposit all your disappointments here and move on.
I have.
-Dawn Knight
Dreams never come true. When I was a little girl, my dream was to become a news anchor. Everyone
would tune into the six o'clock news just to listen to what I had to say. 
I would wear smart clothes and have my hair done up by an eccentric stylist; the ones who are always talking with their hands and saying, "Darling, you look gorgeous." Flawless makeup applied by the hands of an artist would complete my transformation. Now, as I stand behind the counter dressed in my toffee colored tee shirt with a name tag alerting every customer that I am Susan, barista extraordinaire, I hear the words again; dreams never come true. Deposit all your disappointments here and move on.


-Dawn Knight




The Confession is Book 5 of The Marston Series.
Do you have to read the books in order?
No.
Each book is written as a stand-alone novel.




When murder lands in church, which choice will the priest make at the crossroads of a clear conscious or excommunication?



Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is The Marston Series all about?

Did you know you can get The Marston Series on iBooks?
Recently, I have decided to add the series to popular sites like iBooks, KOBO, and Barnes & Noble. This post will link you directly to iBooks.

What is The Marston Series all about?

Marston is a fictional town lightly based on Baltimore City and the surrounding counties in Maryland. As of this writing, there are four books in the series with the fifth book due out this year.

Book One - GUILTY - begins the series. Rose is a high school student with the promise of a bright future as a doctor. Her father has been saving for medical school, and she has offers of scholarships. Coach Terrence Jackson is a highly respected football player turned high school football coach after an injury. He has a dark past no one knows about - until the not guilty verdict. The verdict leaves Rose to struggle with putting her life back on track while the coach continues with his life as if nothing has happened. Linsey is new in town. They call her Judge. She has a plan—a midnight trial. The verdict? Only grabbing your copy of GUILTY will answer the question.



                                                             The audiobook is available now!

                                                                      

Grab the eBook now!

                                                                   


The Marston Series is also available at other fine stores at this link. As always, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Searching for your next favorite story?



Searching for your next favorite story?


Look no further! These bestselling authors have teamed up to offer a delightful selection of new books. Available for free for a limited time. I am excited to be included in this wonderful lineup. All books are FREE just for you.


Download the first ten chapters of The Confession for Free. Don't worry as soon as the book is complete, you will receive the full novel FREE.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

If you're going to do something, do it in a big way.

If you're going to do something, do it in a big way. If you want results you must stand out from the crowd. How many times have you heard this? I have heard it plenty. But, I have finally seen it in action—in a big way. Let me explain.

It is Sunday morning, seven a.m. and I cannot fall back to sleep, so I reach for two books. The first is normal sized and the cover speaks of inspiration. The second is a huge book, probably one foot or more in length by almost a foot in width. The title caught my eye next—Undisclosed Files Of The Police in bold white letters; POLICE standing out far more than the other words. The word UNDISCLOSED claims almost half the distance across the cover. My choice was made. Upon flipping through the pages, one story caught my attention.

I stopped on this particular eye-catching story and began to read. What was so intriguing you ask? It was the picture; the same picture that sold more newspapers in one day than any other in the history of The Daily News. It was Ruth Snyder's death picture taken in the Sing Sing death house, a picture no one should have had. In bold black letters was the headline DEAD! Below it was the death picture, capturing the moment she died. That front page picture sold 1.5 million newspapers on January 13, 1928.

I read the entire story and then moved on to the next and the next. My point is grabbing attention in big ways can pay dividends, if attention is what you are seeking. I continued reading through the true crime stories in this book for one and a half hours. The stories covered the 1920's up to 2010. Today, true crime writings, movies, and conversations with serial killers dominate our attention. Upon noticing this, I decided to add a serial killer novel to my series. A few beta readers struggled with one scene in the story. When each approached me, I knew exactly which scene it was. I considered deleting the scene. Then, I considered this one fact—serial killers are not performing good deeds. They are in fact, heinous killers. So, I left the scene. I read every review of the novels I write. One review said, "How dare a woman write something like this." Unfortunately, this review has been removed by Amazon. I haven't a clue why. I like these types of reviews. They make me stop and think about my stories.

I considered again if I should remove the scene. My final conclusion was no, I should leave it. The scene was a part of the character. To remove it would mean deleting a portion of the character. So, the second thing I did after leaving the scene was to make sure the cover portrayed the story contained between the covers. I made the letters bleed. There was no doubt about what you were in for if you chose to read the story. All in all, the reviews were uplifting for me. I think I made sure the book stood out, showing what it had to offer.



If you are interested in the Sing Sing Death Photo story you can find it in the book below:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Confession

The Marston Series is growing. Book four, The 13TH Hour was released earlier this month. Book five is coming. The title—The Confession.

The Marston Series eBooks are available exclusively on Amazon. The paperbacks are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you’re in luck. The books are in the Kindle Unlimited program. If you don’t have a membership, no worries. It’s free for a thirty-day trial membership.
Amazon is running a bulk sale on the first four books in the series for a limited time. No one knows how long this sale will last, except Amazon, so if you’re interested, grab them quickly 



Grab your Free DownLoad of The Confession Now!