Valentine’s Day Giveaway

I’m giving away two more paperback copies of The Princess and the Poison! Check out Goodreads beginning on Tuesday, February 7. The giveaway, for US residents only, runs through the 21st. Good luck! Happy Valentine’s Day!





I’m running another giveaway on Goodreads for “The Princess and the Poison”! It starts on Monday, September 19. It’s open to residents of the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Princess and the Poison by Carol E. Ayer

The Princess and the Poison

by Carol E. Ayer

Giveaway ends September 26, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.


I confess that I often share bits of my meals with my cat, Sammie. If it’s chicken or fish that’s still hot, I blow on it before I give it to her!

Sammie inspired the character of Dinah in “The Princess and the Poison.” Just like Dinah, Sammie likes to sit with her left leg stretched out for me to admire. She is very proud of that ebony leg.

In the sequel (which I’m currently working on), Dinah is acting stressed and not behaving in quite her usual loving manner. In addition to solving a murder mystery, Ashling has to solve the mystery of her misbehaving cat!

Of course, Sammie never misbehaves! Just kidding. She actually misbehaves quite a lot. But I love her dearly, just as Ashling loves Dinah.