Monday, August 7, 2017

August Featured Follower, Yolanda Renee


This month welcome Yolanda Renee!  

Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.


World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective. 



A killer plays cat and mouse with a young widow against the snowy backdrop of an Alaskan winter. 



She's author of five novels and has stories in several anthologies. Her Detective Quaid Series now has a prequel, which I've read and reviewed. 
See what I have to say about Snowman

Visit her author page all of her work on AMAZON.
Yolanda blogs HERE.

Want one of her books? One lucky person will win a book of his/her choice. Tell us which one in your comment, and you're automatically entered. You get points if you're among my Email Connect or Free Book List friends. 

AND
THE SNOWMAN IS A #FREEBOOK TODAY!!!

August 7th





Each month the Write Game features an author or authors. So what does that mean? 





  • I buy read and review your book (Amazon and Goodreads) and mark it as “Am Reading/Read” on Goodreads. 
  • I feature you on my blog, The Write Game, two times. 
  • I post one your covers on my Pinterest under Covers That Catch My Eye.
  • I feature you/your book on my Email Connect that goes out on the 1st and 15th of each month. If you want to do a giveaway during the month, I mention that on my Free Book List that goes out on the 1st of each month
  •  Facebook is networked with my blog, so my blog posts will appear on my Timeline. 
  •  Each Wednesday I tweet about your book three times throughout the day.
If you haven't joined one of my lists, I hope you'll do that and help me spread the word. The longer my lists, the wider my reach. It's fairly painless, and I don't bug people more than twice a month. 


Quote of the Week: "If you believe that no one was ever corrupted by a book, you have also to believe that no one was ever improved by a book." Irving Kristol, American Columnist and Journalist.




90 comments:

  1. A killer cat playing cat and mouse with a young widow in Alaska sounds far too good to miss! Should I be lucky enough to win I would like that one please ( Murder, madness and love)

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  2. Murder obsession sounds really interesting to me :)

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    1. You can't beat that combination for a story, can you?

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    2. It's one of my favorites! Good luck, Erika!

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  3. Thanks, Lee!
    This opportunity is amazing. Truly beyond words! Good luck to all the entrants. I look forward to meeting new reader!

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    1. So glad you're here today, Yolanda!

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    2. Me too! The attention has made a difference, and believe me that's wonderful to see! The books are being read! So advertising one for free points out the fact that all of them are free on the Kindle Unlimited option.

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  4. Hi, Cheryl!

    I remember meeting your August Featured Follower, Yolanda Renee, a couple of years ago and chatting with her about life in the Keystone State. Her book covers, titles and synopses are all intriguing. Murder mystery was my mother's favorite book genre. As a child I pulled many of her collected volumes from the shelf and eagerly devoured them.

    I wish you (and my friend Yolanda) a delightful week, dear friend Cheryl-Lee!

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    1. Wow! You've met? This world shrinks by the second. Thanks for telling us that, Shady.

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    2. We met online, I should have written. :)

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    3. Hi, Shady! Yes, I do remember and I see you often over on Debbie's blog. Murder mysteries have always been my favorite too!

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  5. Yo to Yolanda! Congrats on so many books!

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  6. What a blurb! Nicely put together. I'm definitely intrigued.

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    1. Be prepared for intense reading time.

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    2. Thanks, Jacqui! The stories are all connected but definitely stand alone!

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  7. Yolanda is grand indeed there in her land.

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    1. Everyone has a land to be grand in! And how special is that?

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    2. You make me blush, Pat! Thanks!

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  8. Yolanda is a great writer. She's also an IWSG anthology author. A lot of those!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in and adding to Yolanda's feature.

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    2. Thanks, T. Powell, I need to frame those words. :)

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  10. Yay for Yolanda getting featured. ^_^

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    1. Hi Misha! Thanks so much for the visit.

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    2. Thanks, Misha, it is an honor! Lee is so awesome!

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  11. The Snowman is in my tower of unread books (and edging closer to the top). I have never read anything of hers I haven't loved. Even when they creep me to the max. Any of her books would be a treat to receive.

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    1. Tower! Now that is a perfect description. Are you sure you're not a closet writer? Hmmm.

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    2. I know what you mean, E. C. - the TBR list is ever growing. But I did make a dent in mine this past spring. Time to make another run at it - but it's time that always seems to get away from me. Thanks for your kindness!

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  12. Yolanda's books sound awesome.

    I love the way you do a monthly Featured Follower.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I admire writers and this is a way for me to say so.

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    2. Thanks, Sandra. It's an awesome idea and so much more involved than just a blog post. Unbelievable marketing opportunities and so needed! Thanks, Lee!

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  13. Lovely of you to feature Yolanda, Lee. Anyone who hasn't read her books is in for a treat. I have them all...:-)

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    1. Indeed! And I'm enjoying featuring Yolanda and her books.

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    2. Thanks, Denise! You are a wonderful friend, and I appreciate the fact the you've always bought the first book when they go live! Amazing support!

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  14. Hi, Lee.... HOW FAB to feature Yolanda today. She is an amazing writer and your readers will not be disappointed with the SNOWMAN.. CHILLING read... great for a hot summer's day!

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    1. I definitely like reading her books when the sun's out! I'm such a scaredy cat. Yolanda has the ability to scare me!!!!

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    2. Thanks, Michael, you should know. :)
      Your edits made it shine.
      I'd like to think I have the ability to scare a reader, thanks, Lee!

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  15. This isn't really my genre, but you are doing a wonderful service for authors by highlighting them and their books.

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    1. I do this because I've come to understand a lot about writing and what it takes to do it--well or not. There is a need in so many people to express their ideas and to share it. I support that.

      Are you still in the Inner Hebrides? Mentally? Physically?

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    2. Thanks, Sage!
      Lee is offering a very special opportunity! I just hope she knows how much it is appreciated! And in this instance how much of a difference it's really made!

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  16. That's a great quote. Congrats to Yolanda and her successful series. Going to get that free book.

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    1. Great! Thanks for stopping by to support Yolanda today.

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    2. Thanks, Susan!
      I hope you enjoy The Snowman!
      Books were and are an important part of my life! Always!

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  17. Looks like a great collection of books.

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  18. Hi Lee - thanks for promoting Yolanda - I have Snowman here and must settle to read it ... I love the idea of the Alaskan setting and the unsettled widow - I sure hope she survives her demons ... I will get to read soon - cheers Hilary

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    1. I like the Alaskan setting, too. There is always some danger lurking in that outpost state.

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    2. Hi, Hilary!
      It is hard to get to those TBR lists. But I'm patient! Enjoy!

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  19. I love how you promote fellow-authors. Yolanda's books are on my to be read list. They sound great.

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    1. She'll be happy to read this.

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    2. Hey, Cynical!
      Lee provides this great opportunity and I hope I don't squander it! I look forward to hearing what you think of them! Happy reading!

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  20. Yay for Yolanda! I love her stories. :)

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    1. They do keep you sitting up straight and alert.

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    2. Thanks, Christine! I love your work, especially the Totem series, can't wait to finish it!

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    1. Thanks, Juneta. I hope you get an opportunity to read the stories behind them!

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  22. I love Yolanda! Hi!!! Sending hugs. :)

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    1. Hey Chrys! Hugs right back at you - my proofreader deserves dozens! :)

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  23. Thanks for featuring Yolanda, Lee. She is one of the many talented IWSG writers I want to read! I would enjoy any of her books, but given my love of the North I'd probably start with "Murder, Madness, and Love."

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    1. Good luck, Fundy! I hope you win a copy! Thanks for your kind words!

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  24. Thanks for featuring Yolanda, Lee. She is one of the many talented IWSG writers I want to read! I would enjoy any of her books, but given my love of the North I'd probably start with "Murder, Madness, and Love."

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  25. Congratulations to Yolanda. The books look exciting.

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  26. Love how you celebrate other authors and followers. Awesome!

    I have seen Yolanda's books around and think they look very cohesive. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I would love the first one in the series.
    ~Jess

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    1. Good luck, DMS! The books are stand alone mysteries, but many of the same characters.

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  27. Yolanda's books look and sound excellent, and fierce. I'd love to read the first one in the series and go from there.

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    1. I hope you win a copy, Nick! Love the descriptors - fierce is good!

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  28. Lovely to see Yolanda featured here-- thanks for featuring her, Lee. She's a fantastic author, and her books need to be read by a wider audience.

    Congratulations, Yolanda!

    Damyanti

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    1. Thank you, Damyanti, that means a lot! I love your writing - you take an everyday occurrence and turn it into literature! That is talent!

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  29. I love how Yolanda's book covers are themed.

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    1. One great way to connect all of your books.

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  30. Yolanda's books sound fantastic. :)

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    1. They'll shake up your nervous system. That's for sure. She pulls no punches.

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  31. Congrats, Yolanda. I do love a good thriller.

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  32. Hooray! I love Yolanda's books and her Alaskan setting. I am getting ready to read The Snowman and am a little bit afraid LOL.

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