Thursday, August 06, 2015

Crime Writers join celebration!

Crime writers are joining author, Eileen Schuh, as she celebrates achieving 500 facebook 'likes' and 5,000 Twitter followers within days of each other. Although this doesn’t make her famous, it has put her in the festive mood.

"I'm looking to get at least 500 entries," Schuh says of the massive multi-author give-away she organized. "Five thousand would be awesome!"

Twelve authors came together to provide 16 prizes ranging from short stories, to entire series, from ebooks to paperbacks, from kids’ fantasy to contemporary adult romance, crime fiction, scifi, and everything in between. The Rafflecopter draw offers something to suit everyone’s reading pleasure.

For crime fiction fans, there's Luke Murphy's brand new release KISS & TELL. New releases aren't  often offered as prizes, so this is special!  Reviewers call it "a real page turner" and "a suspenseful crime novel".

Perhaps you'd like to win a hard-copy of A WORK OF ART  by Melody Maysonet "Tera's hopes for the future explode when the police arrest her dad for an unspeakable crime..." Teen lit at its best. is offering two winners a pick of her novels in their choice of eBook or paperback format. That includes the four books in her ongoing BackTracker series which follows the life of young Katrina Buckhold. At age thirteen she falls in with a biker gang, is eventually rescued, testifies against the bikers, and grows up to pursue a career in law enforcement. Her traumatic past haunts her as do those seeking revenge. The BackTracker Series includes: THE TRAZ Book 1, THE TRAZ School Edition, FATAL ERROR  Book 2, FIREWALLS Book 3. also plays a role in her two Science Fiction novellas, DISPASSIONATE LIES or SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT 

SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT explores what it would be like to live in alternate universes--two worlds, two lives, too much for one woman and includes a bitter custody battle and perhaps murder.

DISPASSIONATE LIES is a near-future tale about computers,
conspiracies, and female sexuality.Exactly who stole the libido of an entire generation of females?

A summary of all the prizes along with the contest entry form can be found on Schuh’s blog, Magic of the Muses.  Entry forms are also on her website and below.

Scroll down to where it says to log in to enter this giveaway. Sign in with either your facebook account (just click the facebook icon) or your email address as she does need to know who you are and how to contact you should you win! If you leave a comment below this post, you'll earn an extra entry. If you are a Tweeter and click the tweet icon to promote this giveaway, you'll get an extra entry. Click across the series of little circles to see all the prizes.

In keeping with the spirit of the festivities, entry into the draw has been made easy. Everyone is invited to enter and enter often. She will be drawing a different winner for each prize so the more often you enter, the better chance you have of getting the book/s you want.

Entries will be accepted until midnight September 3, 2015. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A couple of Chill with a Book authors are joining fellow member, Eileen Schuh, in celebrating her social networking successes! Schuh recently received over 500 likes of her facebook author page and 5,000 followers on Twitter.
To commemorate the occasion, Schuh organized a massive Rafflecopter giveaway and enticed a dozen authors to contribute prizes.
From short stories, to entire series, from ebooks to paperbacks, from kids’ fantasy to contemporary adult romance, crime fiction, scifi, and everything in between, the draw with a chance to win one or more of 16 prizes offers something to suit everyone’s reading pleasure.The rafflecopter draw which runs for month includes books from

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Research: Guest Authors Mel Bradshaw and Eileen Schuh

Where the heck would one look for a copy of the 1927 Criminal Code of Canada? Where would an author safely go to get the scoop on modern biker gangs? Find out on these two guest posts on KATY'S WORDS. 

Research Part 2, Subsection B: Guest Authors Mel Bradshaw and Eileen Schuh 

 Eileen Schuh,Canadian

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Imajin Books: 'Share the Imajin Books Buzz' contest

  Imajin Books: 'Share the Imajin Books Buzz' contest: July 1-31, 2015: Share our events on Twitter and Facebook, and share pics of our books on ereaders or you holding one, and receive entries into our Summer Sizzles Giveaway!

Grand prize winner: 12 free ebooks (winner’s choice). Plus 10 winners of
single ebooks
. Open to anyone 18+. Void where prohibited. Draw will
take place the first week of August. Be sure to share it with your

Monday, June 15, 2015


You are invited...


Oh, yeah! It's that time of year again.

Imajin Books, publisher of THE TRAZ, THE TRAZ School Edition and FATAL ERROR)  is gearing up for its annual Summer Sizzles promotion.
THE TRAZ - an Imajin Books' Crime novel

Things really heat up with the Summer Sizzles facebook party on Sunday, July 12 from 4 - 8 pm PDT (7 - 11 pm Eastern).

Imajin Books publishes its fair share of crime/mystery novels and novellas. In addition to my gritty "Bikers vs Cops" BackTracker Series, there is Cheryl Kaye Tardif's Divine Series, crime solving with a paranormal element.

There's the popular A PURSE TO DIE FOR by Melodie Campbell and Cynthia St. Pierre.  Gloria Ferris' award-winning CHEAT THE HANGMAN. There's the DEADLY DOZEN bundle that contains twelve of Imajin Books' best thrillers. Luke Murphy's DEAD MAN'S HAND and many, many, more.

If you're a crime fiction fan, a crime writer, a crime fighter or a criminal--you may want to visit with those who spin these tales of terror and you can on Sunday, July 12, 2015 on facebook.

Here's the link for all the info. Summer Sizzle Facebook Party

You are invited to attend so visit the event page and click the join button so we know to expect you!

Who will all be there?

Almost the entire Imajin Books crew will participate, from publisher to editors to authors to cover designers, formatters....

Fans of Imajin Books' authors will be there, eager to ask their fave writers questions and offer support and compliments.

Crime Fiction fans.

Aspiring writers will be there, schmoozing with those in the industry, asking questions, giving answers.

Other authors will be there.

Family and friends will stop by.

People who like winning things will be there--there are always lots of giveaways.

Those who love drinking virtual margaritas on virtual sunny beaches will drop by. Don't worry, there will be free virtual taxi service for those who overimbibe! HA HA!

Come on over, join in the fun! If you've never attended a facebook party, this is the one to change that!

Eileen Schuh, Author

Schrödinger's Cat

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Favourite literary legal scene

All of my novels contain some legal elements. The BackTracker series is chock-full of criminals and crime fighters and my latest release DISPASSIONATE LIES takes a look at the law in the near future.
However, my favourite legal scene is in my SciFI novella, SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT. While engaged in a heated custody battle over her dying daughter, Chorie tries desperately to find a lawyer who understands the fact she is caught in two vastly different universes.
“Do you have children?” Chorie asked.
“No. No, I don’t.”
“Is there someone else available who does have children?”
“I was trying to be gentle,” he said. “Put more bluntly, you don’t have a chance in hell of regaining custody.
“Why not?
“Because you’re crazy.”
My two SciFi novellas
"I’m not crazy!”
“You find a psychiatrist to back you on that and I’ll reconsider. In the meanwhile, take advantage of your visiting rights. Be with the child as often as you like. I give you that advice free of charge.”
“My rights?” Chorie leaned forward in her chair, put her fists on his desk, and slowly rose. “My husband is planning to move in with his secretary and I have the right to join them in their love nest, does that seem adequate ‘rights’ to you?”
She heard her voice rise, tremble, bounce off the walls. She knew it she was being inappropriate, but she couldn’t stop.
“I want to be with my daughter, day and night. Hear every whimper. Dry every tear. I want to cool her fevered forehead. Swab glycerine on her cracked tongue. I want to wipe the vomit from her lips. I want to sing her lullabies. I want to monitor her IV. I want to be holding her hand when she passes from this world. And, Mr. Strongberg…”
She leaned so far into him he was compelled to tip back his chair. “I sure as hell don’t want to be doing it in Deanna’s spare bedroom!” She inched closer and locked her eyes on his. She felt her breasts brush the folder of papers before him.
“Ma’am,” he said, finally shaking free of her gaze. “Please, sit. Please.” Chorie kept her eyes on his face as she slowly slumped into her chair. “Ma’am, like I said, if you can get someone to vouch for your sanity. In the meantime, I suggest you continue with your counselling--"
“Continue with my counselling?” Chorie interrupted. “My counsellor testified against me! I’d like to sue her for breach of confidentiality! She had no right to reveal the content of our sessions…”
“When a child is at risk, she not only has a right to, but has a legal and moral obligation to.”
“She said the child wasn’t at risk! She said I was no danger…”
“She was just being kind! If it were my child, I’d sure as hell be wondering who was looking after her while you were out meandering in alternate universes!”
“You don’t understand the true nature of time, do you? It’s not as if I divide my time between lives. Time is not linear; it’s multi-dimensional. Simultaneous, in a way. I’m not absent from one life while pursuing the other…”
“Listen!” Strongberg interrupted loudly. “Listen! This is irrelevant to the case! There is no way I’m arguing quantum physics or the nature of time before a judge in a court of law!”
He picked up his pen, pulled his chair forward, and lowered his voice. “Ma’am, even if I were to agree to do that for you, it sure as hell wouldn’t get you custody!

Eileen Schuh, Author

Schrödinger's Cat