April 27, 2015

Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments Sneak Peek Scene

ONLY ONE MORE DAY UNTIL THE RELEASE OF THIRTY-FOUR AND A HALF PREDICAMENTS!   iBooks, Amazon, Amazon UK Amazon AU Amazon CA Amazon DE Google Play Kobo Barnes & Noble How about a sneak peek scene? Excerpt from Chapter Four: I followed Beulah to the register and gave her Mason’s credit card. She ran it through without comment, but as I signed the slip, she glanced at the name and raised her eyebrows. “Is there something you’re keeping from me?” My heart leapt into my throat. What did she mean? Did she suspect I’d stolen Mason’s card? Or maybe that I was taking advantage of him? But a smile spread across her face. “Girl, are you marrying Mason Deveraux?” Neely Kate’s head whipped around to look at me, her eyes wide with surprise. I shook my head. “No. Nothing like that. At least not yet.” “But this…” Beulah waved the card at me, and my face burned with embarrassment. “I think you two make a lovely couple.” The voice behind me sent ice water through my veins. I spun around and faced my least favorite redhead, although it was a very tight race with Deputy Abbie Lee Hoffstetter. “Hilary. I’m […]
March 31, 2015

Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments Cover and Blurb

***Coming April 28*** Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong if they’re looking into a case that went cold a quarter of a century ago? But the deeper they dig, the more dirt they unearth. While she’s busy unraveling the past, Rose must also reprise her role as the Lady in Black as part of her ongoing agreement with the king of the Fenton County underworld. In so doing, she discovers a mysterious enemy is intent on attacking her friends, and her assistant DA boyfriend might be next on the list. As both situations reach a boiling point, Rose must face the possibility that certain secrets were meant to remain buried and not even her special talent can get her out of every predicament. PREORDER: iBooks: http://bit.ly/14i6Cka Amazon: http://bit.ly/1uGOdYV Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1zQjIjq Google Play: […]
March 20, 2015

Culled (Rise of the Shadows #1) A Chosen Book

Coming late June 2015    
March 17, 2015

The Curse Keepers Collection Release

I’m so excited about 47North has bundled all the books and shorts in the Curse Keepers series and has arranged them in the order I prefer them to be read. It’s now available! Amazon  Amazon UK Amazon AU Amazon CA Amazon DE Readers who know me know that I love to show you a character or situation, then give you new information to make you see things differently. (For my Rose Gardner Mystery readers, Hilary Wilder’s chapters in the novella Ripple of Secrets comes to mind.) The short stories/novellas in the The Curse Keepers series do exactly that. You think you know what’s going on, then you realize maybe you didn’t know it after all. The first book, The Curse Keepers, starts with two belligerent characters who fight each other every step of the way. While they can be frustrating, their reasons are complex. The shorts give the readers the insight as to WHY they behave the way they do. I loved showing the TRUE origin of the curse in THIS PLACE IS DEATH–which isn’t what Ellie and Collin have been taught. Writing the REAL story of Ellie’s mother’s death when Ellie was eight years old in THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING […]
March 5, 2015

Ripple of Secrets Part Three

We have less than one week until the release of Ripples of Secrets part three on my website! I will send out the email at midnight, CST, March 11. I’m so excited for you to read it! Part three contains another OMG! scene. REMEMBER: Part three will only be available on my website until 11:59 p.m., March 16. It will then release for sale on March 17. This means you only have one week to read it. Some readers have had issues receiving the emails with the links and passwords to the first two parts. IF YOU DON’T GET THE EMAIL ON MARCH 11, follow these instructions: If you have Gmail, check in your Promotions folder and your spam inbox. If you have a different email provider, check your spam inbox. If you have never received an newsletter before, verify that you ARE indeed signed up. Once you have followed the above steps and you still don’t find it, email me at denisegroverswank@gmail.com and tell me you have done the above steps, and I will forward it to you. It is important that you email me ASAP so I can send you the link! The page WILL BE PULLED AT […]
February 7, 2015

Exciting News for My Rose Gardner Mystery Series!

I’ve sat on this news for several months while things got hashed out–legal contracts take some time to negotiate and get sorted out–but I can finally announce my exciting news to the world! But Publisher’s Marketplace failed to mention the most important part: This is a PRINT ONLY DEAL. So what does this mean? It means that bookstores will now be more willing to stock my Rose Gardner Mystery series on their bookshelves! Less than a handful of bookstores will carry my self-published books because of return policies, discoverability, and the high wholesale price for POD books. But now Crooked Lane’s sales staff will actively promote Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, and Thirty and a Half Excuses to bookstores. Twenty-Eight will be available in August, Twenty-Nine in September, and Thirty in October. What else does this mean for the future of my Rose Gardner series? Nothing changes. I will still release books on my own schedule as self-published books. I still have total control over ALL my eBooks. Crooked Lane only controls the print books. I have total creative control over the series.  
January 8, 2015


Are you coming to see me in the UK??? READ ALL THREE PARTS! 1. If you want to purchase books from me to sign, you must preorder them. Shipping expenses are very high so I don’t want to ship books that I don’t sell or even worse, not have enough books to sell by the time I get to Cardiff. The only way I know to make sure everyone gets the books they want is to have you preorder them. You can preorder them from me OR you can purchase them yourself. They are available on Amazon and last time I checked, Forbidden Planet in London has copies of my Curse Keeper series. If you want to preorder books, click on this link. 2. If you want to guarantee your admittance into the signing of your choice, preregister and get an official UK Tour bag. The price is £5. You can sign up for your book bag with this link. 3. I’m bringing special swag to readers who let me know they are coming!  There are three ways to tell me you’re are coming. You can preorder books (see #1 above) or preregister for an event. (see #2) But if you are […]
January 3, 2015

Ripple of Secrets (Rose Gardner Novella #6.5)

A novella in the Rose Gardner series. Available now for free to my newsletter subscribers for a limited time!
January 2, 2015

Kansas City Meet and Greet 2015

Kansas City Meet and Greet! Come join Denise and author Trisha Leigh/Lyla Payne at the Adam’s Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Missouri on Saturday January 24, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 pm. There will be food and drinks provided as well as swag for attendees. Books and mugs will be available for purchase. We are charging $5 per person ONLY so we can nail down serious attendees. We are serving appetizers and providing free beer and wine and need semi-close headcounts before the event. There will be a thirty to forty-five minute session when we will all sit down and chat. You’ll get a chance to ask me questions about anything. (Some of which I may not answer. LOL)  I held two meet and greets in Arkansas  last summer and LOVED IT. I found it much more intimate and personal than the typical booksigning. If you are coming to see me, I want to make sure you have a chance to chat with me. I would love for you to attend! Fill out this online form so we know you’re coming!
December 13, 2014

Join the Denise Grover Swank Street Team!

We’ve opened the street team to anyone who would like to join! Just click the link to the Facebook group and ask to join!
December 9, 2014

Rose and Helena Save Christmas

ROSE AND HELENA SAVE CHRISTMAS is  here! Jana Deleon and I share a lot of readers. We’ve both planted things about each other in our books, and readers have loved it. So we thought it would be fun to collaborate on a novella together. The result is ROSE AND HELENA SAVE CHRISTMAS! If you’ve read THIRTY-THREE AND A HALF SHENANIGANS, you know that Mason gave Rose an early Christmas gift–a trip to New Orleans with her best friend Neely Kate. ROSE AND HELENA SAVE CHRISTMAS is their adventure while in NOLA. (Because we all know that Rose and Neely Kate can’t stay out of trouble.) The fun part it they visit Jana’s Ghost-in-Law series. If you’ve read that series, you know that Helena–a ghost–can get in a whole lot of trouble on her own. The best part is Neely Kate finally gets her wish, and she gets a supernatural gift: she can see Helena. Only seeing Helena isn’t necessarily a good thing… it usually means bad things are about to happen. Some questions I’ve received: Do I have to have read both series to read this novella? No! We’ve purposely written this novella presuming no one had ever read our books […]
December 3, 2014

Kansas City Meet up with Denise and Trisha Leigh

We are excited to announce that we are hosting an evening cocktail party in the Kansas City area on January 24, 2015.   We would love for you to come.  Please click on the following link to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BrhitHLYiAjqQA-Xiu7AcsL5u0nEL3DA2PHwPfDF19Q/viewform?usp=send_form