Read the first Annie Avants story in Portuguese

Annie Avants first story, CAUSE OF DEATH, is now available in Portuguese!

I’m happy to announce that the translation of Cause of Death into Portuguese – CAUSA MORTIS – is now available from several vendors. The vendors available at the moment are Apple (iBooks), Barnes & Noble (Nook), KOBO, and Scribd.

Many other vendors will be added as the book is published on their sites.

Here are links to the pages where you can buy Annie Avants’ CAUSA MORTIS now:

BARNES 8 NOBLE

Apple iBooks

KOBO

SCRIBD

As CAUSA MORTIS becomes available on other sites, I will update this list and send out tweets.

Here is the description of CAUSA MORTIS in Portuguese:

Annie Avants virou as costas para suas raízes no interior e tornou-se uma detetive de homicídios no Condado de Kern, Califórnia, depois de trabalhar por muitos anos em Mena, Arkansas, sua cidade natal.

Seus pais não gostaram dos caminhos que seguiu. Eles sempre sonharam em vê-la sossegada em Mena, casada com um bom marido e criando vários filhos. Isso não era nada do que Annie queria na vida. Ela está mais feliz agora, enquanto desvenda as mentes criminosas de assassinos em série e monta engenhosos quebra-cabeças com evidências, solucionando os misteriosos casos que a confrontam e protegendo as vítimas dos crimes.

Seu parceiro, Tom Weston, sofre com seu próprio drama pessoal depois de ter presenciado sua esposa sendo assassinada ao vivo, diante das câmeras de TV, durante um assalto a banco com reféns que terminou mal.

O promotor público Jesse Greyeyes quer ser um bom procurador e quer Annie ao seu lado. Mas suas origens fazem com que ele seja um tanto quanto arrogante e inseguro de si. E Annie tem medo de se envolver em um relacionamento, medo de ser controlada.

Laine DelMonte, investigadora chefe da Polícia Científica é muito competente em seu trabalho e tem um papel fundamental ao lado de Annie e Tom, investigando e solucionando casos. Mas essa atraente e bem-sucedida profissional tem um segredo e está sempre tentando encobrir seus rastros.

Nesta quente e empoeirada cidade, alguém está sequestrando e matando jovens latinas. A arma do crime – aranhas viúvas-negras.

O serial killer não deixa pistas e quase nenhuma evidência. Annie, Tom e seus colegas de trabalho estão completamente perdidos, enquanto o pânico toma conta da comunidade e uma terceira garota é sequestrada.

O que virá a seguir?

Causa Mortis é um suspense arrepiante que vai te fazer imaginar e querer adivinhar – e também te fazer pensar sobre quem realmente são as pessoas “normais” em SEU dia-a-dia.

Annie Avants' Causa Mortis in Portuguese

FREE Det. Annie Avants book when you preorder Agent Down: 999 (book 5)

Would you like a FREE copy of one of the 1st four Det. Annie Avants books?

Cause of Death
Damage Control
Southern Secrets
Green Witch, Dead Witch

If so, here’s what to do to get your free eBook:

1.  Pre-order book #5, Agent Down:999, for the pre-order price of just $1.99;
2.  Send a copy of your pre-order receipt to me at reneebenzaim@gmail.com.  Put – Free Ebook for Preorder – in the subject line;
3.  Tell me which book you’d like to receive free!

It’s that simple. I’ll send you the link and a unique coupon code so you can download your free eBook right now.

If you click on the tab above that says “Det. Annie Avants Books” you will get a description of each of the books.

Agent Down:999 can be pre-ordered at one of the following links:

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Great Review for “DAMAGE CONTROL”

Damage Control by Renee Benzaim

Review by Devi Nair

March 4, 2015

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Annie Avants is slowly becoming my favorite now. I started with her 4th book, then I went back and started with #1. Damage control is the #3 in the series of Det. Annie Avants mysteries. Every book sees her getting evolved from a new Detective, slowly gaining experience and developing character. The supporting characters in the series like her boyfriend, Jesse, her partner, Tom, and other people in her team.

Damage Control is about a missing and presumed dead attorney, and murders that follow. The thing with this book is that the clues are always right in front. Throughout the book, you could always feel “Maybe this character is the killer. But maybe, this is too easy and someone else just might be the killer” and it turns out you are right. That gives an amazing feeling because after so many years of reading murder mysteries, you have finally come and realized for a change, who the murderer is. Or maybe Renee is just letting you go easy on this one and will give a killer on the next one…

I thoroughly enjoyed the journey with Annie Avants yet again. It is always fun going on an adventure with her. She feels like the next Nancy Drew going on. I am going on to the next book pretty soon

Check out the book at:

Amazon UK
Amazon USA
Amazon India
GoodReads
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
SmashWords
iBooks

Green Witch, Dead Witch goes live today!

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I am excited to announce that the pre-order phase has ended and Green Witch, Dead Witch is now available for purchase as an ebook. The paperback version will be available in a week or two.

I am keeping the introductory price of $2.99 in place until the end of the year.

Here is a description of the book:

WITCHES IN BAKERSFIELD???

Two women, one man, are dead. All three were solitary green witches who met from time-to-time to share rituals and festivals. Not a coven, just a group of like-minded individuals who preferred to practice their witchcraft alone.

The first two deaths appeared to be accidental, but the third death was an obvious murder. Each death occurred in a different area of Kern County – in different jurisdictions – which made it unlikely any connection would be made between the deaths.

The third body was found in an outlying area of Kern County, which put it in the jurisdiction of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. The detective team assigned to investigate this homicide consists of Lead Detective Annie Avants and her partner, Detective Tom Weston. As the initial investigation begins, they find nothing to make them suspect that this murder is connected to any other death in Kern County.

Clem Moonstone is a solitary green witch who owns a metaphysical shop in Bakersfield. She and Annie Avants have been friends for many years. When Annie and Tom attend the funeral of the victim whose death they are investigating, Annie is surprised to see Clem there. Clem explains to Annie that the young woman whose funeral they are attending is the third person in her circle of friends to die during the past few months.

Annie’s gut instinct tells her to look into the previous two deaths. Clem gives her the names of the other two people and the locations where their bodies were found. After Annie obtains the files and begins to research their deaths, she comes to the chilling conclusion that the first two deaths may not have been so “accidental” and that all three victims may have died at the hands of a serial killer.

It appears someone is killing the witches of Bakersfield.

This book is available at all Amazon stores, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and in various other formats through SmashWords.

Amazon UK
Amazon USA
iBooks
Barnes and Noble
KOBO
SmashWords

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