Green Witch, Dead Witch – FREE!

Green Witch

Do you want to read the 4th book in the Detective Annie Avants series for FREE?  This book is now permanently available free.  Click this link to get a list off all the many places you can download Green Witch, Dead Witch:.

http://reneebenzaim.com/annie-avants-books/green-witch/

AND, as an added bonus, inside the book is information on how to get the Prequel to Green Witch, Dead Witch for FREE  – COYOTE’S SONG.

Each book is a full-length novel and stand alone.  Here’s some information about Coyote’s Song:

A mysterious 30-year old Miwok Indian woman has visions about the victim in Det. Annie Avants case, Green Witch, Dead Witch. Who is this woman, and what is her connection with Kern County? She lives in the mountains of Calaveras County, near West Point, on indian land.
Evangeline Mason has a mystery of her own. Is she the fulfillment of an old Miwok Legend?

There was a legend among the Sierra Band of Miwok Indians. It said that a female would someday become the Shaman of the band and she would reunite the Miwok Indians and make them strong again. Many people believed in the legend at first but, throughout the years, less and less Miwoks even remembered the legend and it didn’t get passed down to the newer generations. At least, not to all of them.
There were a few who still remembered, and waited. The old Shaman was one of the believers, but one day he walked into the mountains and was never seen again. Everyone thought he had gone away to die.
The band dwindled after that. They had a chief who was strong, but the young people left, especially those who lived in the isolated mountain town of West Point, California. There was nothing there for them.
Then, one day in 1989, a little Miwok girl disappeared from her front yard on the reservation.

This book tells the story of Evangeline Mason and  begins on August 6, 1989, the day she disappeared from the front yard of her home on indian land just outside of West Point, California.  Where did she go?  What happened to her?  How did she get involved with Detective Annie Avants?

Coyote's Song

Cause of Death Description

SERIAL KILLER – BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS = DEATH

He got up and walked over to a shelf along the wall. She turned her head and followed him with her eyes. She could see that the shelves held row after row of pint-size canning jars. He seemed to contemplate the contents of the jars.

“Ahh, this one looks perfect. A little bigger than the other two,” he said, as he walked back over to her cot carrying a jar.

Her eyes opened wide in terror. Inside the jar she saw a huge black widow spider.

Sweet southern belle detective Annie Avants hunts down murderers and serial killers in Kern County California.

In this first book of the Detective Annie Avants crime fiction mystery series, we meet Annie and her partner, Detective Tom Weston.

In the dusty small-town farm communities of Kern County, someone is kidnapping, torturing, and killing young Hispanic females. The weapon of torture – black widow spiders.

As the detectives work with their peers and race against time to catch this serial killer, the suspense builds right up until the last moment as more victims are found.

Annie Avants was born and raised a true southern belle in Mena, Arkansas. From a young age, she knew she wasn’t destined to become a farmer’s wife and give her parents a passel of grandbabies.

It upset her family when she joined the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and became one of the youngest detectives of record. After a few years of working in Arkansas, she was ready to spread her wings and took a job offer she couldn’t refuse with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California.

It wasn’t long before she was one of the lead detectives in the Robbery/Homicide Unit.

Her partner, Detective Tom Weston, had only one goal. To finish out his last five years and retire. When his pregnant wife was killed in a bungled bank robbery a few years ago, his life came to a halt and he barely existed. Now, with the help of his young, vibrant new partner, he is taking a new lease on life and was even brave enough to ask Laine DelMonte, the Chief of Technical Investigations, for a date.

One major conflict in Annie’s life at this moment is the unwanted pressure by Deputy District Attorney Jesse Greyeyes to make her commit to a relationship between the two of them. Feelings of dread, and being trapped, rise to the surface in Annie each time Jesse puts on the pressure.

Into this setting, the four friends work with slim clues to find out who is killing young, Hispanic females and why.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

Cause of Death by Renee Benzaim – This exciting book is fast-paced, easy to follow, with engaging characters and a highly suspenseful storyline. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t put it down, and read it straight through in a day. I just had to find out whodunit! JaneReads

Good Author – well written, suspenseful, hated to put it down to fix dinner for family! Recommend this author to other folks anytime. Glitzy

Fantastic!!!! Loved it! Kept me in suspense to the end! Great police story, made my skin crawl! Keep up the good work. Pam Gilstrap

CAUSE OF DEATH is a spine-chilling crime fiction story that keeps you guessing right up to the last minute – and makes you wonder about the “normal” people in YOUR daily life.

Green Witch, Dead Witch goes live today!

JPG Cover NEW 270 X 400 24 Dec 2014

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

;

Green Witch, Dead Witch Available for Pre-Order

JPG Cover NEW 270 X 400 24 Dec 2014

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 fourth book in the Detective Annie Avants series can now be pre-ordered at all Amazon platforms as well as iBooks, Nook, and Kobo.  To see a preview of the first 20% of the story, go to  SmashWords Preview

Amazon UK
Amazon USA
iBooks
Barnes and Noble
KOBO
SmashWords