Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Inheritance...and a Giveaway!

My lovely friend -- Olivia Mayfield -- now has out one of the coolest serials I've ever heard of...THE INHERITANCE! It's a six-part series, and the first two parts have already been released. The third one will be coming in just a few days (on October 29th) and the rest will become available to all during November. Just take a look at the fascinating premise:

Debut author Olivia Mayfield presents a thrilling and sexy new serial about seductive money, deadly secrets, and fatal attractions…

The Inheritance
Part I
The Will

Maggie Willings knew that returning home for her estranged grandfather’s funeral would not be easy, but she never expected the reading of his will to be the most difficult part. The four people named in the will—Maggie, her brother Robert, her ex-boyfriend Andrew, and her grandfather’s far-too-young girlfriend Bethany—are given a challenge: find out the truth about what happened to Maggie’s younger sister Cassandra, who vanished over eight years ago, and win the entirety of the estate.

Maggie is thrown by the strange request, reluctant to drag up painful memories of her sister’s disappearance, and bothered by her lingering attraction to Andrew, who wants to team up to solve the mystery. But there are ten million dollars on the line and Maggie has no idea where to start—or who she’ll be able to trust.

Squeee!! SO EXCITING! And these are the gorgeous covers for all six of the stories:

Because Olivia is AWESOME, she's giving away 2 ebook copies (the winners can each choose either a Kindle or a Nook version) of Part One in the series: The Will. All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment on this post between now and the evening of Wednesday, October 30th and answer this question: What is one of your favorite mystery stories?

As many of you already know, I was a big Nancy Drew fan growing up and was inspired a bit by that when I wrote The Road to You, but one of my adult faves has been Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale -- very compelling! I'd love to hear yours ;).

Good luck on the drawing, everyone!!


OliviaMayfield said...

Thank you so much for hosting me, hotpants!!! :D

Vesper said...

I'm intrigued... From the very start I want to know why Andrew, the ex-boyfriend is included in the will... :-) And you're right, the covers are gorgeous.
Congratulations and good luck!

One of my favourite mysteries? Agatha Christie's "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"... :-)

Pamala Knight said...

My goodness look at those gorgeous covers! I'd definitely pick this series up because the blurb sounds so intriguing. Thanks for continuing to host such excellent authors and books, Marilyn.


Marilyn Brant said...

LOL, Olivia!! Anytime, my friend!

Vesper, so glad the teaser got you interested ;). And Agatha Christie! Yay, on that. I've always loved those, too!! *Hugs*

Pamala, I know! The covers are just beautiful, and I loved that blurb, too!! Thank you for always taking time to visit me here... Hope it won't be too long before I get to see you in person again ;).

Happy Weekend, Ladies!!

Jakki Leatherberry said...

Well, I wish I could say The Road to You is my favorite mystery, but since I haven't read it yet, I must wait until I do. ;) I am a huge fan of Jennifer Becton's Southern Fraud series. I have a major crush on her hero, Mark Vincent! ;)
Olivia's series sounds like it as a nice combo of mystery with a bit of romance.
Thanks for the giveaway, Olivia & Marilyn. :)

MonicaP said...

These covers are lovely, aren't they? I had *such* a blast posing for them! Lol just kidding of course. The Inheritance sounds like a great mystery. If someone tried to put my Ex in their will I'd be like heeeelll no! Game on.

The Road to You is a fantastic mystery - perhaps you've heard of it? (Sorry, I'm in a silly mood today, apparently). I loved it. Some of my favorite mysteries are Austenesque, by Regina Jeffers and Carrie Bebris.

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Ceri said...

Those covers are gorgeous! Is there going to be a collection of all six books or will they remain separate?

My favourite mysteries are usually Agatha Christie books, particularly Miss Marple ones. My favourite of those is probably Sleeping Murder or the 4:50 from Paddington.

Marilyn Brant said...

Jakki, I've read some of Jennifer's Southern Fraud series and really thought it was fun! Can definitely see why you like it!!

Monica, hey, I *knew* that I knew that hot lady on the covers from somewhere!! You've been busy going on photo shoots in your spare time ;). And you already know how thrilled I am that you loved TRTY! Couldn't stop grinning every time you posted a new twitter update... XOXOXO

Ceri, you ask a great question! I'll have to find out from Olivia what the publisher is planning. I, personally, would love it if they released a complete collection, too, along with the individual stories. And, btw, I love Agatha Christie, too!

OliviaMayfield said...

Ceri, I'm not sure if these are going to be combined into one book. I'll be sure to post if they do!

Chanpreet said...

My favorite mystery series is Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series. The books are so good!

Marilyn Brant said...

Oooh! Thanks for the recommendation! I haven't yet read this series, but I'll have to look it up ;).
And, btw, I'm so glad you were one of the mobi winners for The Road to You! I'm hoping you'll like it!!

Marilyn Brant said...

Time for a drawing...drumroll...and CONGRATS to Vesper and Monica P. on winning an ebook copy of Olivia's The Inheritance, part one!!!! I'll be in touch with you both, so you can let me know if you'd prefer a Kindle or a Nook copy ;).

And thanks so much to all of you for commenting! Wishing everyone a fabulous Halloween tomorrow night!!