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Deborah O'Toole: Newsletter (Spring 2017)

Hello readers!

It's hard to believe nearly six months have passed since my previous newsletter. I'm aware of how quickly "time flies" (and not necessarily when you're having fun), but this is ridiculous! It seems like only yesterday I was relieved to see autumn appear, and now spring, summer and the blasted heat are just around the corner again. Ugh! It was my intention to move across country by now (specifically to the east coast), but my plans are still on hold.

In the meantime, work continues regardless . . .

"The Twain Shall Meet" by Deborah O'Toole writing as Deidre Dalton "The Twain Shall Meet" released in paperback

The paperback edition of The Twain Shall Meet was released on February 11, 2017 (TTSM is book #3 in the Collective Obsessions Saga by yours truly writing as Deidre Dalton).

The re-release of the novel (both electronic and print) includes new scenes, which mainly focus on the characters Scott Page and Shannon Larkin at the beginning of their relationship. Fair warning: the new scenes are mainly sexual in nature, leaning more toward intense "foreplay" between the couple. The paperback edition contains 370 pages, so be prepared to hunker down for a bit.

New excerpts from the book have also been added to my website, bringing the total to ten detailed passages.

"Enthrallment" now available in paperback!As I was literally putting the finishing touches on this newsletter, the paperback edition of Enthrallment (book #4 in the Collective Obsessions Saga) became available on Amazon. The release also includes a new book cover designed by T.L. Davison.

To learn more, click here to read the announcement or visit the book's page on Amazon.


Free Pooka Read

In honor of St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), a full preview of Foofer, the Pooka & St. Patrick will be available from March 1st through midnight on March 17th.

Read "Foofer, the Pooka & St. Patrick"

All eight chapters are provided, with graphics not available in the Kindle or Nook editions. In addition, a little Irish ditty known as the Road to Lisdoonvarna plays in a quick loop on the first page only.

Read Foofer, the Pooka & St. Patrick >

Books & Reading


To celebrate Read an E-Book Week, Smashwords is offering discounts on books in their catalog. The promotion runs from March 5-11, 2017.

Read an E-Book WeekFour of my books (writing as Deborah O'Toole and Deidre Dalton) are part of the event:

Coupon codes will remain valid until March 11, 2017, after which the books will return to their normal prices. The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords.


I read (and re-read) a handful of books during the winter months, such as Fogged Inn (book #4 in the Maine Clambake Mystery Series by Barbara Ross) and Dead to the Last Drop (book #15 in the Coffeehouse Mysteries series by Cleo Coyle). My winter re-reads (and some of my favorite books of all time) included Shogun by James Clavell, Trinity by Leon Uris and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

The following is one of the funnier passages in Trinity by Leon Uris, although the book is not intended to be humorous at all (click on image to view larger size in a new window):

The excerpt comes from Chapter One of Trinity by Leon Uris, and is fully copyrighted by the author's estate.

Until Next Time . . .

Another newsletter will be coming along in late summer or early autumn. Keep your eyes peeled!

Until next time, happy reading . . .

Deborah O'Toole

March 5, 2017

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