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Lexy Cooper Mysteries


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The first book in the Lexy Cooper mystery series. When a young woman’s nude body is discovered on the Xenon game company’s corporate campus, community manager Lexy Cooper gets an early morning call from her uncle, homicide detective Mike Malick, to ID the corpse. As Malick investigates the crime, Lexy works the case from inside Xenon and discovers more about the seedy underbelly of the games industry than she ever wanted to know.

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Book 2 in the Lexy Cooper series. Lexy discovers the body of coworker Declan Brown, a self-proclaimed “Game God.” But who put the knife in his chest: His low-life brother? His favorite stripper? Professional rival (and Lexy’s ex) Nate Howard? Go behind the curtain of the video game industry with smart, irreverent, sexy Lexy as she and homicide detective Mike Malick navigate the dangerous waters of big money, high tech, and murder.

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I Saw Lexy Kissing Santa


It’s holiday party time at Xenon! Every year the video game console maker outdoes itself in splendor and debauchery. This year security is extra tight because the next-gen prototype is on display. What happens when it goes missing? While Mike and Xenon security search for the missing hardware, Lexy gets in a cat fight with one arch enemy, sings Christmas carols with another, and gets really dirty–with Santa and without. A short story that takes place between Pwned and Griefed.




Haters gonna hate. That’s what Lexy Cooper, Xenon Community Manager, tells herself when a hacker friend sends her a link to, a site dedicated to unflattering Lexy stories, pics, and video stills. But when photos taken from inside Xenon headquarters begin appearing on the site, it’s clear that someone is keeping an eye on Lexy—someone with a grudge. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Malick works a suicide case with more questions than answers. Why did Fletcher Gray hang himself in the garage of his upscale Gunshy Ridge home, and why did he seemingly set up a neighbor to find him a few hours later? What does the beautiful widow know that she’s not telling? And will Malick’s career survive the outcome? Griefed follows Lexy and Malick from Redmond, Washington to Roswell, New Mexico as they unravel their latest mystery—or mysteries—and discover more answers than either of them bargained for. Book 3 in the Lexy Cooper series.

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Lexy4CoverSmallHot on the heels of Schooled, Pwned, and Griefed comes Glitched, the fourth full-length Lexy Cooper mystery novel. When the creator of a controversial web series is murdered in a shockingly gruesome way at a fan convention in Seattle, Lexy’s friend Harper Cole is suspected of the crime. Can Lexy clear her friend’s name while juggling her job, personal life, and a horrible new roommate?



Lexy Cooper: Triple Threat (Books 1-3)

TriplethreatColorFinalsmall copyExplore a world of sex, lies, murder, and video games in this Lexy Cooper collection which includes three novels and bonus content:
Schooled (Lexy Cooper #1)
Pwned (Lexy Cooper #2)
Griefed (Lexy Cooper #3)
I Saw Lexy Kissing Santa (Lexy Cooper #2.5)
First chapter of Summer Wind (Mike Malick #1, Lexy Cooper #3.5)
Foreword by Jenn Frank, winner of 2013 Games Journalism Prize

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Mike Malick Mysteries

Summer Wind

Summer Wind CoverIn the early nineties, Nicky Ware led his grunge band, Subduction, to the top of the charts. Twenty years later, he’s a family man and a Seattle legend with his own recording studio. Life is good…until his assistant finds him shot to death in a sound booth. With sketchy evidence and no witnesses, Detective Mike Malick and his team follow the only lead they’ve got into the sleazy world of record companies, royalties, and a rumored Subduction reunion album. Who sells more records than a former rock star? A dead rock star.


The Sleepless Nanny

At nineteen, Michelle West is this close to her dream life: a brownstone in New York’s West Village, a couple of kids, a gorgeous, successful husband. The problem is that these are not her kids, this is not her house, and Jeffrey Goldman is not Michelle’s husband. The terror of getting caught, getting fired, and returning home to Seattle in shame isn’t enough to scare her straight—but as she and her circle of au pair friends are about to discover, beneath the surface of their power-couple-employers’ perfect lives is an ocean of deception, addiction, and scandal. And for Michelle and the friends she’s fighting to protect, the stakes are higher than any of them imagine.

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B.Y.O.P.: Be Your Own Publisher

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The best advice I can give you is to stop reading this and start writing your book. Ready…go! If that isn’t enough to get you motivated, in this book I’ll tell you everything I know about plots, excuses, characters, editors, The Muse, book covers, marketing, social media, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, a.k.a. everything I learned the hard way through the trial and error of writing, publishing and marketing four books in 30 months. Learn from my mistakes, get inspired, or just put off the excruciating work of writing for a little while longer…


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