Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Something to Howl About

I know. I know. The object of promotion is to get your name out there over and over again. But, what about carpal tunnel of the index finger from all that clicking?  What about the overwhelming over-load of emails in your inbox and tweets and Facebook messages cluttering up cyberspace?

I’ve got things to do and so do you, so I’m putting all my latest news in one place.  Take a look:

Hazardous Hideaway will be released on March 7, 2012!  I hope you’ll join me on Amazon that day to purchase your copy.  Proceeds from the sale will go to help abused and abandoned dogs through No More Homeless Pets.


I just received the cover for Not Quite Zen which will be released in ebook in May 2012.

Blurb: Therapy dog trainer and hospice aide Harmony Hastings takes a much needed Zen vacation only to return to sheer chaos at the Silver Sunset Senior Community.  Who is the new gorgeous, young doctor and why has old Doc Barlow disappeared?  Why are residents being harmed? Can Harmony keep her chakras in balance long enough to figure out the mystery before one of the baby boomers ends up dead? Is the mysterious doctor the guilty party, or is he only guilty of giving Harmony a terminal case of love?

Who is the new mysterious doctor at Silver Sunset Community, and why are the seniors’ lives suddenly in danger? Can therapy dog trainer and hospice aide Harmony Hastings keep her chakras in balance long enough to figure out the mystery, or will the new doctor give her a terminal case of love?

Not Quite Zen has a total of seven wonderful dogs that steal the show!


Braving the Blaze received a 5 Star Review:

Review: This is the first book that I’ve read of Ms. Christiansen’s, and I have to say, I enjoyed it very much. Working with a volunteer fire dept myself, I can understand Ginger’s feelings towards fire and having a fear of it. This story had just the right amount of suspense and romance to keep it interesting. I found the book very hard to put down and had to keep reading to find out just how they were going to escape off that mountain to the exciting conclusion of the book. One could not help but root for Ginger as she finally manages to control her fear. If you are looking for a great afternoon read, then I recommend Braving the Blaze

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Braving the Blaze has now been released in paperback!


Caskets and Corruption recently received two 4 Star reviews:

Review: This was a fun, lighthearted read with a lot of action and adventure. The characters were fun with good depth and great personalities. Philip was a strong and noble character while Lizzie has great quirks. Although the plot sometimes seemed a bit outrageous with how much could go wrong, it was well done. There was a bit of talk of death and grief, but it was surprisingly not depressing and was well written. The romance was sweet and strong, though quick. Altogether it was a fun read that will keep you guessing and laughing. I'd recommend it.

Clean Book Reviews
English Rose

Review: "Wow! What a simply refreshing story. You can’t help but fall in love with the zany antics of Lizzie and Phillip in this story that has you laughing and wanting to read on to find out what could possibly happen next.

Ms. Christiansen does a great job making the characters so real you actually find yourself caught up in their outrageous adventures."
Romancing the Book Review


Love on Laird Avenue has also received some awesome reviews:

Review:  Love can blossom out of the strangest of things, such as home renovation. Love on Laird Ave tells of Tatum Stewart, who is making her own way in life in her own new home. But some things aren't going as well, as she calls in a renovation expert. They hit it off all too well, but greed and old owners come around after her and may make her cozy new home a little bit of hell. Love on Laird Ave is a fine and much recommended read, not to be missed.

Midwest Book Review
Helen Dumont – Reviewer

Review:  This author has done a fine job of offering readers a plot that's filled with fun, plus a bull mastiff puppy that you will never forget.  This story has some extremely funny and heart-warming scenes.  Although this is a very tender romance, the plot also serves up some surprises.

RT Book Reviews
Amy Lignor

Thanks so much for sticking around and sharing the good news.

Cindy A. Christiansen
Sweet Romance, Comedy, Suspense…and Dogs!
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  1. Congrats on all the great news. The premise of Hazardous Hideaway sounds awesome.

    We found a half dead abandoned puppy in our backyard a few months back. He's well, happy and curled up at my feet! I love that one of your main characters is a dog.

  2. I'm so glad you rescued that poor pup! You're awesome! Aren't dogs wonderful? That's why I include them in all of my books.

  3. Congrats on your upcoming releases, Cindy! Covers look great. Wish you much success!

  4. These are absolutely wonderful, Cindy! Congrats on the books, and fantastic reviews!

  5. I have three dogs and I firmly believe in rescue dogs. They make the best pets.


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