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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth Please join me on my March (1-27) virtual book tour for Deadly Currents Deadly Currents (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, #1) by Beth Groundwater , the first book in my Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures mystery series featuring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner.

There will be interviews with characters, articles about the setting, rafting, etc., reviews of the book, live reports from the Left Coast Crime conference, and interviews with me. Every time you comment on a post, you'll be entered into a contest for a free copy of the book. Come join in the fun!

Here's the list of blogs, websites, blogtalkradio sites, etc. that I'll be visiting:

message 2: by Beth (new)

Beth And for those of you who live in Colorado, I'd love for you to come to one of my in-person launch parties this week for my release of Deadly Currents Deadly Currents (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, #1) by Beth Groundwater . I'm hoping this whitewater river ranger mystery will debut with a splash!

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7:00–9:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers SOUTH
795 Citadel Drive East, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Wear green for St. Patrick's Day so you won't get pinched! I'll have green cookies and balloons and my camera to take photos of friends with my books.

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 12:30–3 PM
Murder by the Book
1574 South Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado 80210

They usually have cake and punch, and I'll bring my camera to take photos of friends with my books.

Please come join the fun at the launch party closest to you!

message 3: by Beth (new)

Beth I'm running a photography contest on my blog that YOU can enter. For details, see:

message 4: by Beth (new)

Beth To bring you all up-to-date on Deadly Currents Deadly Currents (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, #1) by Beth Groundwater , the first book in the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner, here's some of the favorable reviews it has received:

“Readers who enjoy fast-moving stories and wilderness environments will keep turning the pages of this promising series debut.”
-- Booklist Online, January 24, 2011

“Groundwater kicks off a new series that combines outdoor action with more than a modicum of old-fashioned detection.”
-- Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2011

“This enjoyable first in a new cozy series from Groundwater introduces Mandy Tanner, ‘a brand new seasonal river ranger’ on Colorado's Arkansas River.”
-- Publisher's Weekly, January 10, 2011

“With a fresh locale and a spunky … heroine, this is a promising new series by the author of the gift-basket designer Claire Hanover mysteries.”
-- Library Journal, March 1, 2011

“Groundwater’s novel is filled with river lore, vivid descriptions, and loving depictions of the varied characters who make up the tight-knit community.”
-- Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June, 2011

“This was a wave-smashing soak-yourself-to-the-bone ride and I’m looking forward to the next adventure in this energizing series.”
-- Dru’s Book Musings, March 17, 2011

“The novel moves like a category five: raging, foaming, and churning all the way to the end. Hold on to the covers of this novel, the pages turn quickly, as racing through this whodunit is not an option.”
-- Gelati’s Scoop, March 1, 2011

“Deadly Currents leaves the readers thirsty for more. The writing is simple but superb, the characters come alive--rising from the pages because of their realistic depictions and dialogue.”
-- Miami Books Examiner, March 5, 2011

I hope you'll pick up a trade paperback or ebook copy and read it yourself! Even better, I hope you'll take a look at my list of upcoming appearances (, and if you live nearby, I hope you'll come by and say hi. I love to meet my Goodreads friends face-to-face!
- Beth

message 5: by Beth (new)

Beth I want to invite you all to read my blog posts, with most excellent photos taken by my husband, about my weekend spent at the FIBArk whitewater festival in Salida, CO. Yesterday's post was about my gig as the Parade VIP. Today's is about the whitewater competitions and my signing table with The Book Haven bookstore there, and tomorrow's will be about the always wild-and-crazy Hooligan Race complete with "Boris the Spider" and "The Natural Disasters." Have fun!

message 6: by Beth (new)

Beth I'm pleased to announce that my humorous mystery short story, "Flamingo Fatality," has been published in audio form by Sniplits and is available for purchase for only 99 cents at:

"Flamingo Fatality" first appeared in print form in 2005 in the Manhattan Mysteries anthology, that came about as the result of a short story contest held by the Great Manhattan Mystery Conclave held in Manhattan, Kansas. All of the stories selected for the anthology had to be set in Manhattan, as mine was. In the story, Diane is just enjoying a simple lunch hour walk when she discovers a dead pink flamingo and is thrust into the mystery behind it--accompanied by an eccentric old woman and a very handsome cop.

I'm very happy with the reading done by voice actress Kailey Bell, and I hope folks will purchase and listen to the story for a few good laughs. Sniplits has published two other mainstream fiction stories of mine, "Covered Dish Casseroles" and "Biscuit Connection," if you'd like to listen to other short stories written by moi. :)

message 7: by Beth (new)

Beth Many thanks to ezine Mysterical-e for the great review of my Deadly Currents mystery novel! Go to the website ( to read the whole review, but I loved the last two lines, "There's lots of suspects, plenty of excitement, and even some time for romance. Groundwater knows her business and has made this not only exciting but also realistic."

message 8: by Beth (new)

Beth Hi everyone,
I just wanted to let you know that the Goodreads giveaway for the trade paperback re-release of my mystery, A Real Basket Case, has begun. This is the first book in my Claire Hanover gift basket designer mystery series that was a finalist for the Best First Novel Agatha Award. Here's a couple of review blurbs:

This will appeal to Desperate Housewives fans and those who like cozies with a bit of spice.”
       -- Barbara Bibel, Booklist Review, February 1, 2007

“Drugs and jealousy add up to a Rocky Mountain murder. A tense, exciting debut.”
        -- Kirkus Review, January 1, 2007

You can enter the giveaway at:

I'd really appreciate you helping me out, too, by adding the book to your to-read lists and by reviewing it after you read it! If you want more information about it, go to:

The soft release date is November 8th, but the trade paperback and ebook versions are already available for order from on-line retailers, and you may see it on your local bookstore shelves. The Nook version of Midnight Ink books always comes out a little later than the other formats, so please be patient Nookers!

Also, I'm reactivating my Q&A group for November, so please join and feel free to ask me any question you like!

Cheers, Beth

message 9: by Beth (new)

Beth Hi all,
I just wanted to let you know that I'll be hosting a series of guest visits at my blog by fellow Colorado and/or mystery authors. Last week romantic mystery/suspense author Terry Odell answered my interview questions, and this week Wyoming quilting mystery author Barbara Graham will do so on Wednesday.


The current post that's up is the cover art for my May, 2012 release, Wicked Eddies. I'd love to get your feedback on it!

message 10: by Beth (new)

Beth Today is the release date for A Real Basket Case! I'm celebrating with a vodka martini tonight. Will you join me? What will you be drinking? ;-)

message 11: by Beth (new)

Beth The first book in my RM Outdoor Adventures mystery series, Deadly Currents (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery, #1) by Beth Groundwater Deadly Currents, is the Kindle daily deal today, for sale for 99 cents (a savings of $9.00)! The deal has pushed the book to #6 in the Kindle Store and #1 in Amazon's Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense category for today so far, above The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!

I'm enjoying the wild ride, and I hope that those of you who have a way to read Kindle format ebooks will consider dropping 99 cents in change to ride those whitewater waves with river ranger Mandy Tanner. :)

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