A Dark Secret and a Big Giveaway!

Her Darkest Secret by author Jessica R. Patch

Hey friends! Today is a huge, wild day for me. My FIRST TRADE NOVEL releases into the world. Yes, I’ve written many novels for Love Inspired suspense, but those are category length. This book is a longer more complex book and a psychological thriller. It’s been a dream come true and a percolating story idea for over a decade, so I’m beyond excited to see it published.

I guess I should thank my late grandma for inspiring me. She used to tell me nursery rhymes before bed. The last one she’d tell was Wee Willie Winkie. And you better believes that bad boy makes into the book! 

I do hope you’ll celebrate today with me. If you’ve read the book, please leave a review! If you haven’t read it yet, you can purchase it at any online retailer in eBook, paperback or audio. And you can nab it at any brick-and-mortar bookstore like Barnes &Noble, Books-A-Million, and even at your local Walmart! 

A cool thing was I got to choose which narrator I wanted for the audio version. They were all great so it was hard to choose, but in the end I went with Lisa Flanagan. 

If you have a bookclub, this would make a great bookclub read and I have Bookclub Extras including discussion questions under by BookClub tab on my website. Contact me and I’d love to Zoom in with y’all or if you’re local, drop in and chat. 

Facebook Live Launch Party:

I’ll be hosting a Facebook LIVE party on my Author page June 28th from 11 a.m.-6 pm CST. If you have any questions, please email me and I’ll answer them live. Also I have several author friends coming by to share what they thought about the book and to give away a copy of one of their own books! Join: Christy Barritt, Lynn Blackburn, Patricia Bradley, Elizabeth Goddard, Nancy Mehl, Lisa Phillips, Terri Reed, Natalie Walters & Jaime Jo Wright!

I’ll also be on the Harlequin FB LIVE party! June 28 @11 am CST.


Book Signing and Local In-Person Celebration Event:

I’ll be in-person signing books at Coffee Central Squared on Saturday, July 2, 2002 from 1-3 pm CST. Come with friends, grab a coffee and tasty treat from Coffee Central, buy a book and I’ll sign it for you and take photos with friends at the photo booth. I’ll be providing the same props you read (or will read) about at Ty’s birthday party. Thank fun mustaches and Her Darkest Secret! 

Coffee Central Squared is located at: 39 W Commerce St, Hernando, MS 38632

Can’t wait to see you. Come and go and enter for a chance to win a sweet grand prize which includes: $25 Coffee Central gift card, whodunit brain games book, Ground for Murder jigsaw puzzle, a Scentsy vanilla gift, and dark chocolates! 

Another Giveaway! 

I’m also giving away a Dark Secret Prize Package:

That’s right, I’m giving away the Murder Mystery coloring book with colored pencils, a murder shows and comfy clothes mug, and a I’m just here to establish and alibi tote to won lucky winner. Enter below for a chance to win. U.S. only. 18+ Winner will be randomly selected through rafflecopter July 15 and notified by email. Winner has 24 hours to respond to the email or they are forfeited and a new winner will be randomly selected. 

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Okay, now to the giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win. 


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49 thoughts on “A Dark Secret and a Big Giveaway!

  1. bn100

    The Rafflecopter isn’t open. When will it be open?

    1. Jessica Patch

      Goodness! The blog post published earlier than it should. I went ahead and opened up the giveaway since it did. It should work now. Good luck!

      1. bn100


      2. Tina Harmon

        My favorite is Murder, She Wrote. I still watch the episodes.

        1. Tina Harmon

          Ooh, I forgot about Bones. I saw someone else’s comment. Honestly, there are a lot I like. I loved your book. I was supposed to do some work Sunday and instead, read your book until I finished.

        2. Linda Ortiz

          I have lots of Fave Murder shows, but Shetland is one of my fave.

    2. Pam Lunsford

      I like watching Cold Case but Bones is my favorite.

    3. Susan Campbell

      What a beautiful giveaway. You are very generous.

  2. bn100

    no fav

  3. susan atkins

    Law & Order

  4. Lisa Stillman

    Not really. But I’d love to see a movie made of Her Darkest Secret that I’d watch in the middle of the day with my husband nearby!

  5. Connie Hendryx

    I love Murder She Wrote….!

  6. Roxanne C.

    My favorite murder mystery show would be Murder, She Wrote. I also liked Diagnosis: Murder.

  7. Laura W

    I love Diagnosis Murder

  8. Patricia Brooks

    This sis a really great giveaway!

  9. Don’t watch much TV. Books are my choice for murder mysteries, especially yours & other LIS.

  10. Heather Pickett

    Happy release day!!
    I so wish I could come visit you at your book signing. That would be so fun! As for what my favorite Murder mystery show is, it’s called Death in Paradise, a British show on Britbox streaming. It’s quirky, fun, and clean (yes, even though there’s murder LOL), with fantastic characters. Well worth scoping out a free trial from Britbox and watching a few (or more!) episodes! (No, I don’t work for Britbox…I’m just obsessed with British murder shows) 😃

  11. Natalya Lakhno

    Woohoo! Congratulations!!!
    I don’t watch TV 🙂

  12. Shelia Hall

    Love Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder and Miss Fisher’s mysteries

    1. Abigail Mitchell

      I forgot to mention Miss Fisher. I love those as well.

  13. Karen Visnosky

    I love your books!

  14. Karen Visnosky

    I love Murder She Wrote and Cold Case.

  15. Judy Sickler

    Murder She Wrote.

  16. Trixi

    We subscribe to AcornTV (British and foreign film/TV shows) and there’s a show on there called “Mr. & Mrs. Murder”. It’s about a married couple who clean up after crime scenes and inevitably solve the murder. So fun! I also like Murdoch Mysteries, and the old crime shows like Diagnosis Murder, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Matlock, Magnum P.I.,Hart to Hart, etc.

    I’m so excited for you new book Jessica! Congrats on the release!
    Thank you for the giveaway chance.

    1. Jessica R. Patch

      I do too!

  17. Sandra

    Law and Order SVU and practically any show on the ID channel. What a fun giveaway prize.🔎📚☺️ Thank you!!

  18. Amelia

    Perry Mason.

  19. Melissa Pettersen

    I watch so many. lol. But mainly British ones!

  20. Monica H

    I haven’t watched any lately but I liked Monk. I like some humor along with the mystery.

  21. Melissa Romine

    We love Death in Paradise and Father Brown and Murdoch Mysteries.

  22. Sarah Woodhouse

    I watch all kinds: Forensic Files, Cold Case, Unsolved Mysteries, Midsommer Murders, and so much more lol

  23. Abigail Mitchell

    There are so many mystery shows that I love, as Suspense and Historical are my top favorite genres! To name a few of my favorites; Criminal Minds, Castle, Murdoch, Murder She Wrote, Rizzoli and Isles, Rosemary and Thyme…then there’s the Hallmark Mysteries that are pretty good. I actually just started watching some of Not Robert’s movies, and love them! Have never read her books though. Your giveaway looks wonderful. I’m sorry I missed your Facebook party.

    1. Abigail Mitchell

      Edit* that should say Nora Roberts. 😜
      A few other good ones are Miss Fisher, and spin off to Murdoch: Frankie Drake. Oh Dr Blake is so good too. I could go on and on!

  24. Cherie J

    Congratulations on the new release. I don’t have a favorite.

  25. Nese Gordon

    I love Murder She Wrote

  26. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Diagnosis Murder and Murder She Wrote were two of my favorites. I now watch a lot of shows on the ID channel of solving murders.

  27. Caryl Kane

    When I watched TV, it was Criminal Minds.

  28. Susan Snodgrass

    I kinda liked Columbo, even though the audience knew the culprit beforehand. It was fun to watch him figure it out.

  29. Lori Ryder

    Criminal Minds, and Law and Order SVU

  30. Rebecca F

    I love the Aurora Teagarden series on Hallmark.

  31. Tammy Hudson

    I love Miss Fisher Murder Mystery and Midsummer Mystery. Thanks for the chance.

  32. My favorite was probably Criminal Minds, which is not on anymore

  33. Kerri Norrod

    Murder She Wrote

  34. Linda May

    I love Murder She Wrote, Thanks.

  35. Lynette

    I love Bones!

  36. Sonnetta Jones

    Colombo, Perry Mason, Matlock etc

  37. I love this book so much!!
    Okay, the TV show I think of is Blacklist.
    But we also have watched many others like . . . The Equalizer, Numbers, Person of Interest, the original NCIS, and a few more that I can’t remember off the top of my head.

  38. Kay Garrett

    Guess I’m old school because I love Murder She Wrote, Monk, Perry Mason and those type whodunits.

  39. Donna Griffin

    Criminal Minds….oh, yeah. That’s my favorite….


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