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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Her Darkest Secret Goodreads Giveaway!

Hey friends, my Publisher (Harlequin) is hosting a Goodreads giveaway for Her Darkest Secret! EEEK! 

It starts today, June 1-June 20th. They’re giving away 1 of 20 paperback copies to U.S. and CA! Take advantage of this opportunity and enter for a chance to win today. Feel free to share this news with your friends too! The more the merrier, right? I mean we’re not stingy. 😉 

 

Enter for a chance to win: GOODREADS GIVEAWAY HER DARKEST SECRET 

 

 

Happy Early Release Day to Her Darkest Secret & a Giveaway!

Today is a super special day for me. It’s the exclusive Walmart launch of what I call my debut trade length psychological thriller, Her Darkest Secret. Yes, I’ve written nearly 20 category length romantic suspense novels for Love Inspired Suspense, but this an extended length book where I can write more complex characters and a grittier story. It’s a dream come true. One I’ve been waiting on since 2008! 

 

Her Darkest Secret will officially launch on June 28th in eBook, paperback, and audio on June 28th in all bookstores, Walmart, and online retailers. But to celebrate the exclusive launch, I’m giving away some goodies. First, let me tell you a little about the book:

When a cold-case serial killer returns, FBI special agent Fiona Kelly has one last chance to stop him before he claims the prize he’s always wanted—her.

The sight of a goose feather at a murder scene modeled after a children’s poem is enough to make FBI special agent Fiona Kelly’s blood turn to ice. Almost two decades ago, a feather was left with her sister’s body—and with every subsequent victim of the Nursery Rhyme Killer. Now he’s back. Only this time, his latest gruesome murder is a message to the only one who ever got away: Fiona.

Finding “Rhyme” is an obsession that’s fueled Fiona’s career—and destroyed her marriage to fellow FBI agent Asa Kodiak. Now Fiona and Asa have to put their past tensions aside and work together one last time. But Rhyme is watching, and catching this killer may force Fiona to reveal her biggest, darkest secret…the one only he knows.

Fun Facts and Book Club Page:

I’m super excited to share some fun facts, the Pinterest Board with my characters and items and places in the story, and discussion questions if you are in a book club…which by the way I’m happy to Zoom with your book club group or if you’re local, and I can swing it, come in person! Here is the link to Her Darkest Secret Book Page.

This story is a psychological thriller with some romance of course! But mostly it’s a story of how darkness touches our lives and attempts to eat it away to destruction, but if we will bend to the light of Jesus, we can shine. We can overcome and what happened doesn’t have to be in vain. We can use that tragedy, pain, heartbreak, terror for good. 

Her Darkest Secret by author Jessica R. Patch

 

 

Now on to the giveaway. U.S. only residents 18+ The winner will be randomly drawn and notified via email on April 2nd. Winner has 24 hours to respond upon email to qualify. 

 

 

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I hope you can find the book at your local Walmart and if not, you can order it from Walmart. 

Warmly,

Jess

 

September Quiz Fun! What Lipstick Color Suits Your Book Genre Personality?

It’s that time again, friends. Time to take another monthly quiz. Your shade of lipstick says a lot about which genre of books you enjoy most. 😉 Of course, these are all in good fun and I hope you have a ton of it and share it with friends!

Have you signed up for the Patched In monthly newsletter? No? Well, now is the time. A new installment goes out Tuesday, September 14th and I’m sharing some big news that is guaranteed to thrill you! Plus, don’t miss out on a new Patch of Hope devotion which you can only receive in my newsletter. Just simply go to my “HOME” page and scroll to the bottom, leave your email (which I never share) and get ready to receive all the good stuff each month!

Now, have some fun and tell me in the comments which book genre and shade of lipstick are you? 

 

 

New Quiz: Which Flower Best Fits Your Personality?

Hey y’all!

Welcome back to a new monthly quiz and this one correlates with the devotion in the August installment of Patched In. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, you can go to the HOME page, scroll to the bottom and there’s a place to enter your email and sign up. No worries, I never give our your email address. When you sign up, you’ll receive a monthly newsletter “Patched In” which features a new quiz, book news, deal alerts, upcoming exclusive info, a Patch of Hope which includes a devotion, worship song video, a prayer, and Scripture verse to reflect on. I also share book recommendations and other fun stuff. I think you’d like it. 🙂 

My next newsletter goes out August 10th, so if you’re here before then, be sure to sign up!

I’m also doing a month long giveaway to celebrate my upcoming release, Cold Case Double Cross. 

You can enter for a chance to win here: GIVEAWAY !

And now for the Quiz! Yay! Comment below and tell me which flower best represents your personality: The Marigold, the Night-blooming jasmine, or the African violet. Also, be sure to share your results so your friends on social media can participate too!

Warmly, 

Jess

 

 

Win TWO Books! Let’s Celebrate!

Hey everyone! I’m super excited that Cold Case Double Cross will release on August 24th in digital, mass market print, large print, and TRUE LARGE print (which is huge font)! To celebrate the upcoming release I’m giving away a fun Cold Case Prize Package which includes the following:

 

Also, you can preorder Cold Case Double Cross to make sure you don’t forget at the end of the month. This is a fast-paced whodunit but it also deals with a woman who struggles to trust men in her life and God. If you’ve ever been looked over, forgotten, betrayed–then this book will be some salve to your sore heart. My hero Cash is dealing with a learning disability and is hiding it because of the shame he feels over how he’s been treated in the past in regards to it. God is our Healer and while the characters are fictional, the hope, IS REAL. 

PREORDER COLD CASE DOUBLE CROSS

 

 

Enter for a chance to win the prize package below. U.S. 18+ Only. 

 

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Which Hero-Type is Your Perfect Match?

Hey gang!

I’ve got a new quiz for you and it’s a lot of fun! Leave me a comment and tell me which hero type is your perfect match: The Alpha Male, The Classic Hero, The Bad Boy, or the Silent but Strong Hero? 

Leave me a comment and tell me who your perfect match is!

 

 

 

Well, Guess What?

If you’re getting this blog post in your inbox it’s because a million years ago you signed up for my blogs to come straight to your inbox. Cool. I know. BUT the site that brings this lovely blog into your inbox is switching over, so I thought I’d pop in and let you know the best way to get book news or devotions (which is likely why you followed me on my blog way back when, is to sign up for my Newsletter Patched In!

Each month I send an email that is packed with book news, sales, exclusive material as well as book recommendations, thrills and chills for true crime lovers and all things forensic, a fun quiz–new each month, and of course a devotion with Scripture and a prayer to encourage you. So if you have a wee second just scroll to the bottom of my website where it says Get Patched In Newsletter sign up, enter your email and voila! Done deal. You won’t miss out on a single thing. I know you were sweating it. 😉 

Thanks so much! I appreciate you being with me all these years and supporting my writing. It means so much to me. And hey, if you’re just browsing my website and have read this blog post, feel free to sign up too! The more of us together, the merrier. 🙂 

Warmly,

Jess

Which Novel Detective Are YOU? Take the Quiz!

 Hey friend!

I’ve designed a fun quiz you can take and share your results on social media! Which novel detective are you? 

I’ll be bringing you a brand new quiz each month! If you haven’t signed up for my monthly newsletter, Patched In, you can do that now! It hits inboxes the FIRST MONDAY of the MONTH! I make sure and post the monthly quiz link there, that way you won’t miss it.

So until next month, enjoy and let me know in the comments which detective you are! 

 

 

 

 

Cold Case Giveaway and Release Day!

Hey friends!

Today kicks off with the first book in my newest Cold Case Investigators series, Cold Case Takedown! You can purchase it at your favorite online retailer or anywhere Harlequin books are sold such as Walmart, Barnes &Noble, BAM etc… 

I’m a cold case fanatic, an armchair detective if you will, much like my heroine Georgia Maxwell in CCT! Are you intrigued by cold cases? Follow them on podcasts, buy books on them, watch documentaries? Me too! So in honor of this new cold case series, I’m giving away ONE COPY of

Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection

Discover the fascinating true crime stories of JonBenét Ramsey, the Black Dahlia, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the Amber Alert case, the Cleveland Torso Murders, and more—a must-read for murderinos, armchair detectives, and online sleuths of all kinds!

From mystifying heists to shocking murders, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection features case file facts, fascinating details, and chilling testimonies of the world’s most famous cold cases. Written for true crime junkies who love to speculate on the facts and theories surrounding their favorite cases, this book reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite crime podcast. Each chapter delves deep into the facts, while also illuminating the many theories surrounding these mysteriously fascinating cases:

– The Zodiac Killer
– The disappearance of Natalee Holloway 
– The murder of JonBenét Ramsey
– The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist 
– The Kingsbury Run murders, aka the Cleveland Torso murders 
– The Black Dahlia murder
– The Freeway Phantom murders
– D. B. Cooper’s airplane heist
– The Amber Alert case (the death of Amber Hagerman)
– The Golden State Killer
 

Giveaway is paperback U.S., kindle abroad. 18+ to enter. 

 

 

 

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