Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This week with Mary

Hello my friends,
I guess you can all see my photo with Ralph Waite, brilliant actor, beloved star of stage, screen and TV. He came to my book signing, along with his beautiful wife, Linda. The signing was held at Rancho Mirage Public Library and featured more than fifty local authors. My thanks to the Palm Springs Writers Guild who, along with the Library, sponsored this event. What a great boost for me and all the other writers. I was able to publicize the event a little bit when I appeared on Eye on the Desert with Patrick Evans, but I know that a great deal of effort went into advertising and resulted in a large number of visitors. I have been outrageously busy and have several radio interviews scheduled by my PR agent. And my Social Network specialist, Stormi, stormi@lightningbookpromotions.com has scheduled a blog tour in the month of April. I will tell you all about it when I am doing it. Also, a blogger from the U.K. and one from India, has already booked an interview. This Internet is a fabulous tool and I am enjoying all of the wonderful authors and readers I am meeting.

Hugs to everyone,
Mary Firmin, author Deadly Pleasures

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The results of my first book signing!

I had my first book signing during the Desert Writers Expo and all though I didn't sell a lot of books I had a ton of fun. Some of my friends came out to support me and I got a great picture taken of me and Ralph Waite! Here is what Ralph said about my book!

"If you enjoy SEX in the CITY , you'll really like this book." Ralph Waite

Friday, March 16, 2012

FF& Social Hop!

 Hey, everyone this will be my very first time participating in the Follow Friday and Social Hops! I am really excited to meet new bloggers and to gain some followers!

Wow, the first question I get and its a hard one!

Q: What is the best book you’ve read in the last month? What is the worst book you’ve read in the last month?

A. I  really don't have an answer for this, this is really hard. I hate to say things about horrible books I have read. Been so busy with my own writing I haven't read much.


The Social Hop is for hooking up your facebook fan page and your twitter accounts! I think this is a great way to gain some followers who might become readers! If you want to participate in either of these follower meme's just go to Parajunkee Views!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Book Signing coming up!

I would like to let everyone know that I will be at the Rancho Mirage Public Library at the Palm Springs Writers Guild Book Expo, on Mar 21, 2012 from 10:00am-2:00pm. So if you live in or around the area I would love for you to come by and say hi. There is going to be more than 50 area writers there so it will be a lot of fun! Great time to purchase a copy of Deadly Pleasures and have it signed by me!
Also if you would like to see my TV interview from Eye on the Desert the link is below:


Saturday, March 3, 2012

5 star review from Readers Favorite!!

I was so excited today when I looked on the Barnes and Noble site for my book and saw that Kristie, from Readers Favorite, had given Deadly Pleasures a five star review. It was a flattering review and made me feel very pleased that people are enjoying my book. Because Readers Favorite gave my book a 5 star review I have this nifty little badge on my side bar to proudly display this accomplishment.

Here is what Kristi had to say about Deadly Pleasures:

Mary Firmin's debut novel "Deadly Pleasures" will draw you in by the cover and keep you hooked when you begin reading the story! Megan is on the search for "Mr. Right" as she is dealing with a broken engagement and her three best friends are looking for some fun as they have had enough of infidelity in their own marriages. This leads to these four women hiring a "boytoy" to share; however, the man they hire, Michael, is a suspect of a string of murders that have taken place including the murder of Megan's neighbor. As these women spend time with Michael, they find themselves involved in the investigation as well and also the main detective on the case who immediately captures Megan's interest. What began as a month of fun for these four women quickly turns into a deadly and dangerous adventure.

I really enjoyed Firmin's writing style as the story flowed so nicely and yet was filled with vivid descriptions. I felt as if I became a part of the story while reading and was "one of the girls" as I would empathize with them and also laugh along with them throughout their adventures. Matt, the detective, quickly won me over as well and I enjoyed the interactions between him and Megan and the relationship that develops between them. There is a nice balance between romance and mystery making this a great read. I always enjoy a good mystery and I am looking forward to more of Firmin's books as this is one of the best mysteries I have read!

Thanks Kristie for this wonderful review!