Guest Post by Amanda Flower and Giveaway!

Buy A Plain Malice and Give Back to Those in Need By Amanda Flower

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The original publisher of my Appleseed Creek Mystery Series decided that it want to go in a different direction that did not include publishing fiction. As a result, they canceled all of their fiction series. Sometimes this happens in publishing. For me it meant the end of my popular Appleseed Creek Mystery Series, which was disappointing. However, I was most worried about the abrupt ending because I left my readers hanging at the end of book three, A Plain Disappearance. I knew I had to give my readers a proper ending about Chloe and Timothy, so I decided to publish A Plain Malice, book four, myself.

But more than publish it, I wanted to do something special with this book because the series was so beloved by my fans. The idea to donate my royalties to charity struck me in church. It wasn’t a lightning bolt or anything, but I do remember sitting in my usual pew when the idea hit me and not being able to sit still because I was so excited to put the plan into action. It should be said I’m not great at sitting still anyway, so I was practically bouncing up and down.

Here’s what I have done because I’ve always considered this novel a gift to my readers. I have decided to donate all of my royalties for the novel that I earn through Thanksgiving Day to a food pantry.

Purchase any edition of A Plain Malice between now and Thursday, November 27, 2014, and 100% of my royalties will go to a local food pantry, The Landing, located in Akron, Ohio. My brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Nicole Flower, manage the Landing in the basement of Akron Christian Reformed Church with a group of dedicated volunteers. The food pantry feeds over sixty families in the church’s neighborhood on $200 per week. You can learn more about the Landing in this article and video recently published in the Akronist.

So far we have raised nearly $2,000 which is over two months’ worth of food for The Landing. We’d love your help in covering at least another month.

Buy a mystery and help feed a community! And as always thank you for reading! I hope A Plain Malice brings a smile to your face.

Order Kindle edition HERE!
Order Nook edition HERE!

The paperback edition will release in early December.


Amanda is giving away a copy of her first book, Maid of Murder, which just came out paperback to one lucky reader!

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To enter leave a comment for Amanda.

For an EXTRA chance share this post and leave a comment if you do.

Contest starts today Monday, October 27th and ends on Monday, November 3rd.

amandaflower-authorphotoAmanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel and her children’s mystery, Andi Unexpected, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best Children’s/YA Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan. Visit her at www.amandaflower.com

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33 Comments

  1. Jean Smith
    October 27, 2014

    i would love to read this book.

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  2. Jean Smith
    October 27, 2014

    I liked and shared your post.

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  3. Christine Gilbert
    October 27, 2014

    I love Amish Fiction. I also love mystery stories. There is always something wholesome about reading fiction based on the Amish community and faith.

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  4. Emma
    October 27, 2014

    shared post.

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  5. Emma
    October 27, 2014

    I am looking forward to reading this book.

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  6. Shirley Chapel
    October 27, 2014

    Hi Amana . I have always wanted to read this series. I just bought A Plain Malice. Want to read the first 3 books of the series first. But wanted to help out the local food pantry that your brother and sister in law run in Ackron Ohio. Looking forward to this series.
    Would love to win a copy of Maid of Murder.
    Blessings
    Shirley

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    1. Shirley Chapel
      October 27, 2014

      Have forwarded this post to my sister in law for another chance to win this book.
      Shirley

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      1. Shirley Chapel
        October 27, 2014

        I’m smiling Amanda. I just bought all the other books in this series too. One thing I love is mystery fiction. Another thing I love is Amish fiction . Had to have them and the price was good.
        Yee Haw !

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        1. Michelle Dawn
          October 29, 2014

          You will love the series Shirley! It is fantastic 🙂

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  7. Connie Saunders
    October 27, 2014

    I would love to read this book and I admire your efforts to aid the food pantry through donation of your royalties.
    I am sharing this post on my twitter account @cps1950

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  8. Connie Saunders
    October 27, 2014

    I have also shared on Pinterest.
    http://www.pinterest.com/cpsky Contests &Giveaways

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  9. Marietta Foor
    October 27, 2014

    Would love to read this book. I read all the time mostly mysteries and Amish fiction.

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  10. Angie Carroll
    October 27, 2014

    I like your writing and I would love to read this book!

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  11. Bonnie Traher
    October 27, 2014

    Looks like a good read.
    Also will be sharing on Facebook.

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  12. Sandy Larivee
    October 27, 2014

    Would love to win your book. I was waiting to get your last Applecreek book in paper, but now I’ll get it on Kindle for the food bank donation. Thanks for donating dr royalties to this worthy cause.

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  13. Brenda Sterne
    October 27, 2014

    would love to read this book. Thanks for offering a chance to win a copy

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  14. Andrea Woodard
    October 27, 2014

    I love all your books and would love to read this one.

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  15. Sharon
    October 28, 2014

    Would love to win this book.

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  16. Martha Peace
    October 28, 2014

    I love your books would love to win That
    Thanks

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  17. Sharon
    October 28, 2014

    I love to read anything about Amish and would love to win this book.

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  18. Sharon austin
    October 28, 2014

    Looking forward to reading this ,, love Amish books !

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  19. Myrtle Thorn
    October 28, 2014

    I would love to add “Maid To Murder” to my reading list. Thank you Amanda for a great opportunity. I’ve also shared this contest on Facebook.

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  20. Mary Ellsworth
    October 29, 2014

    I would love to read “Maid to Murder”, Amanda. I certainly would be honored to be a winner. Keep up the great work. God bless.
    Mary

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  21. Michelle Dawn
    October 29, 2014

    Buy a mystery and help feed a community…such a great idea!♥

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  22. Joan Nace Hoffman
    October 29, 2014

    I would love to win a copy of this book . . . and read it!!

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  23. Barbara Prisinzano
    October 29, 2014

    Hi Amanda !! I have not as of yet read any of the Appleseed Book’s If you could give me the names of the Book’s in the series I’ll order them !! An yes I would love a chance to win a copy of this Book!! Now how do I go about helping out with the Food pantry ?? Barb P

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  24. hope moyer
    October 30, 2014

    I have read all 3 books so far to the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series and loved them and cant wait to read the next one in the series and Maid to Murder seems like a very good one too! thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Shirley Blanchard
    October 30, 2014

    you know i love your books and would love to win this one, keep them coming my friend
    Shirley Blanchard

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  26. Rebecca Prazak
    October 30, 2014

    Would love to read this book and have shared.

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  27. Linda Dietz
    October 31, 2014

    I think that is great! My daughter, Amy, is filling shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse in honor of many she would normally give gifts to such as teachers & coworkers. That is a great way to celebrate Christ’s Birth!

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  28. Linda Dietz
    October 31, 2014

    I gladly shared on FB!

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  29. Michelle Dawn
    November 5, 2014

    Thanks for entering everyone!! The winner is Jean Smith…congratulations 🙂

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  30. Ruth Bogue
    November 9, 2014

    I loved the first 3 books and have been watching for #4 to see what happens with Timothy and Chloe!

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