Eric Beckman Mysteries book tour & giveaway

A Mind Reader’s Christmas
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 4
by Al Macy
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Eric Beckman, a mind-reading private investigator, is spending Christmas in snowy Vermont with his wife and daughter. He needs a break from solving cases, but the townspeople convince him to look into the village mystery: Every holiday season, someone switches the baby Jesus with one of the other figures in the town’s nativity scene.
With the help of his ten- year-old daughter, also a mind reader, he soon learns that some of the residents of the small town are not who—or even what—they seem to be. There’s something supernatural going on in Newburn, Vermont.
His investigation causes an escalation of strange happenings, and soon, swapped manger figures are the least of the town’s worries. If Beckman can’t adjust his view of the world—force himself to believe in things he never thought possible—the Christmas vacation could turn out to be his family’s last.
A Mind Reader’s Christmas may be read as a
s tandalone book or as Book Four in the Eric Beckman series.
Democracy’s Thief
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 3
Private Investigator Eric Beckman hates politics. He doesn’t even watch the news—it’s just sensationalized stories crafted to sell commercials. Why should he care?
But that changes when a friend is shot in the head during a politically motivated break-in. Eric starts digging, and using his paranormal mind-reading skills, he soon discovers that Wilson Kingman, the presidential candidate behind the burglary, has some supernatural skills of his own. With one sweep of his mesmerizing gaze, he’s able to secure the fanatical devotion of the thousands who attend his rallies–including the very people investigating him.
Worse, Kingman’s true motivations have nothing to do with leading the free world. With the clock ticking down toward election day, Beckman must overcome his aversion to politics and stop the wrong man from being elected. If he fails, millions will die.
Democracy’s Thief is a standalone book which may be enjoyed without reading any of the other books in the series.
Sanity’s Thief
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 2
Private detective Eric Beckman can read minds. He’s used to weird cases, but this one may be his most difficult yet. A beloved relative has disappeared into a suspicious psychiatric hospital and Eric has no choice but to go in after her.
Getting in is easy—he knows how to fake insanity.
Getting out … not so much.
The asylum’s director has some personality issues of his own and is doing more than just treating patients. Now that Eric is one of them, his mind may be headed for a fate worse than death.
His only hope for escape is to work together with the other inmates. But collaborating with schizophrenics has its own challenges, even when he knows what they’re thinking. Unless he can get word to the outside, the case could cost him his sanity.
Sanity’s Thief is a standalone book and may be understood and enjoyed without reading any of the other books in the series.
Yesterday’s Thief
Eric Beckman Mysteries Book 1
Private detective Eric Beckman can read minds.
Although he reads only the conscious thoughts of the people he interviews, it usually gives him enough of an edge to overcome his inexperience as a PI. But mind reading is hell on relationships. Trusting comes hard when you know what people are really thinking.
The case of his life lands in his lap when a beautiful woman materializes during a televised baseball game. She floats in midair, then drops to the ground, comatose.
Beckman is at her bedside when she wakes up. From the moment she opens her eyes, she has him under her spell. He vows to figure out where—or when—she came from, even if it kills him.
The stakes increase when she disappears without a trace. Worse, she holds the key to a worldwide energy catastrophe. If Beckman can’t find her and unlock her secrets, economies will collapse, and the world will spiral down into chaos.
Al Macy writes because he has stories to tell. In school he was the class clown and always the first volunteer for show and tell. His teachers would say “Al has a lot of imagination.” Then they’d roll their eyes.
But he put his storytelling on the back burner until he retired and wrote a blog about his efforts to improve his piano sight-reading. That’s when his love of storytelling burbled up to the surface, along with quirky words like “burble.”
He had even more fun writing his second book, Drive, Ride, Repeat, but was bummed by non-fiction’s need to stick to “the truth” (yucko). From then on it was fiction all the way, with a good dose of his science background burbling to the surface.
Macy’s top priority is compelling storylines with satisfying plot twists, but he never neglects character development. No, wait … his top priority is quirkiness, then compelling storylines, then character development. No, wait …
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Where Can Kids Eat Free in 2019?

For my Johnstown, Altoona, and Pittsburgh, PA locals you know about Eat n’ Park. Kids 10 and under get half priced salad bar while kids 5 and under eat from the salad bar free when an adult purchases the salad bar.

What you might not know about Eat n’ Park is that they offer FREE baby food, bibs, crackers, and celery upon request. I think that’s awesome. Kids also get one of their smiley cookies free or an apple after their meal.

My youngest son had a minor surgery about a week before Christmas and he requested to go to Eat n’ Park after his surgery.

That’s one of my favorite Hyper local chains. But The Traveling Parent has compiled this amazing list of kids eat free restaurants around the US.

Or check out the 2019 Kids Eat Free Guide on The Traveling Parent

Also if you know anymore “kids eat free” restaurants in the Johnstown, Altoona, or Pittsburgh Pennsylvania areas, let me know!

Swagbucks Swag IQ Join In!

Have you played SwagIQ? It’s a live trivia game show where you test your knowledge to win cash prizes. It’s free to play, just download the app to get started. To earn money, you must be a member of SwagBucks. It’s also free to sign up, and there are plenty of ways to get free gifts cards by using the site! Just click on my referral link to get started!

I’ve actually played a few times. The trivia is a little harder than I expected but it was a lot of fun.

Here’s a little more about Swag IQ:Monday through Thursday they broadcast a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one.Get it right; you get SB (points you can use to get gift cards) and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have an SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.Have fun!

FREE $10 ring Doorbell credit with possibility of free doorbell!

I kept seeing friends posting about how they got a free ring doorbell system and was pretty skeptical of course. Admittedly I didn’t bite right away even though the one friend posting about it is a police officer and I’ve known her almost my whole life.

Well I decided to give it a try. I figure, the worst that would happen is I wouldn’t get the free doorbell.

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3,2,1 Giveaway Hop: Bridget Coogle Photography

This year I’m not making New Year’s Resolutions I’m setting goals. As those goals get accomplished I’ll add more. One is to finally get an LLC done for this little blog. I’ve been wanting to do it for years but finally got the paperwork sent out. It’s currently in the mail!

Another goal I have is for my day job. I’m a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at a local hospital. Amongst all my patients I truly love working with the Traumatic Brain Injury patients. I looked into becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and it turns out I have all the pre-requisites. The one thing that’s been holding me back is the money. But I figure I’ll take that one chunk at a time too. Get my book to study first then when I feel ready, I’ll pay to take the certification test. It will happen this year!

Another goal I’ve been putting off is getting an updated professional family photo. We’ve only had one done and it’s when my youngest son was just a baby. We need one with my daughter in it. I feel like we have limited time to do it because my oldest will be 17 this year. Not long before he goes off to college or starts a job and gets too busy to find time to get into a family photo. I’m considering Bridget Coogle Photography for my family photo this year.

Bridget Coogle Photography

I had the opportunity to personally meet Bridget Coogle and, although she’s a Baltimore Ravens fan (just kidding) she was very personable and fun to be around. I think that’s important for a photographer. If you don’t feel comfortable and feel like you can be yourself then it’s hard to capture the true spirit of family.

Bridget is a professional photographer. She also finds peace in taking pictures in her travels. I love viewing Bridget Coogle Photography facebook page to see what kinds of things she thinks to capture. Whether it be a beautiful beach scene or a artsy pumpkin picture.

I also found out in my time in getting to know Bridget a little bit that she is a hard rock fan like myself. She attends concerts regularly and gets some awesome pics of some of my fave bands. You can see these on her website and on the Coogle Photography instagram page.

Bridget Coogle Photography – Cannery Concert Three Days Grace


Bridget Coogle Photography

is going to give one US winner a 11 X 14 Canvas of a print of their choice from her website.

3,2,1 Giveaway Hop: Bridget Coogle Photography

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