Backseat Tragedies: Hot Car Deaths is now available!

Backseat Tragedies: Hot Car Deaths
Now available on Amazon!

It’s a topic no one wants to talk about. No parent ever thinks they could be capable of forgetting his or her own child in a hot car, but the sad truth is it happens dozens of times every year in the U.S. And those are just the fatal cases. There are many more unreported “close calls” each year. Experts believe the number of hot car deaths began to skyrocket in the 1990s, when states began requiring children to be placed in the backseats of vehicles (to avoid airbag deployment accidents) and car manufacturers began promoting rear-facing car seats for infants. While this is widely believed to be the safest place in a vehicle for an infant, it also puts the child in a vulnerable position–out of sight to the driver.
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Congratulations to the winners of our Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Book cover for "Till Death Do Us Part: A Collection of Newlywed Murder Cases" by Bestselling True Crime Author, JJ SlateThank you to everyone who took part in our Valentine’s Day Giveaway! This was a massive contents with twenty different prizes from some really terrific true crime authors. I’ve listed the winners below. If your name is on the list, please contact the author of your prize! For those of you who won autographed copies of Missing Lives, Missing Wives, if you already own it, feel free to request another one of my books as a prize!
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Who likes chocolate?

Photo of chocolate bars promoting JJ Slate's upcoming book "Till Death Do Us Part" (Coming February 28, 2015)Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce a fun little giveaway I’ll be running throughout the entire month of February. Each Friday this month, I’ll select one person who has pre-ordered the eBook of TILL DEATH DO US PART and signed up for my Thunderclap campaign to receive and autographed copy of the paperback when it releases, as well as some delicious chocolate to stuff in your face while you read it. Because I can’t be the only person who likes to eat chocolate when I read!
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“Till Death Do Us Part” cover reveal!

2014 was an incredible year for me. I published two books with RJ Parker Publishing, Inc., both of which have done phenomenally well, spending several weeks each in #1 spots on Amazon. I’ve met a huge amount of fans who share my passions and have encouraged me to keep writing about what I love. My publisher and mentor, bestselling true crime author RJ Parker, has given me free rein to explore the topics that interest me and because of that, I have a real shot at writing true crime for a living. I am so very excited to present the cover of my latest book, Till Death Do Us Part: A Collection of Newlywed Murder Cases. (By the way, how gorgeous is this cover? Thank you to Katherine McCarthy at Aeternum Designs for this work of art!)
Book by JJ Slate titled "Till Death Do Us Part: A Collection of Newlywed Murder Cases"

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Who are you really talking to online? Social Media Monsters releases tomorrow!

Who is really on the other end of that Facebook friend request, or behind that dating profile, or posting that item for sale on Craigslist? How can you be safe if you plan to meet up with a stranger you met online? What precautions should you take? Tomorrow, RJ Parker and I are releasing our new book, Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers. You can order it now here. In this book, we have detailed more than thirty chilling true stories of killers that have used the internet to locate, stalk, lure, or exploit their victims. Facebook, Craigslist, MySpace, chat rooms, dating sites–it doesn’t matter where you are online; killers are lurking in the shadows. They lurk in suicide chat rooms, search for escorts on Craigslist, and create fake social media profiles to fool and gain the trust of their victims. Someone you have been talking to for months or even years could be a completely different person from what you envisioned.

Not only do we detail these terrifying stories of killers that use social media to find or exploit their victims, but we discuss how law enforcement is now using social media to track and prosecute criminals, and we also provide some terrific tips on internet safety for people of all ages. Learn how to protect yourself from online predators–and spread the knowledge!

 

Thank you, The Charley Project!

Thank you so much to Meaghan from The Charley Project for this glowing review of Missing Wives, Missing Lives. If you have never visited The Charley Project, now is the time to do it–the site is a HUGE collection of missing persons cases that have gone cold and are often forgotten by mainstream media. I am a longtime fan of the site and believe Meaghan has done an incredible job at keeping the site up-to-date and offering that extra publicity for families of missing loved ones. It’s definitely worth taking a look at!

http://charleyross.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/missing-wives-missing-lives/

Missing Wives, Missing Lives is now available for pre-order!

I am so excited to announce that my book, Missing Wives, Missing Lives, is now available for pre-order in paperback and eBook! The Audiobook will be available soon after its release on June 16. Pre-order today and you won’t pay until the release date. Click here to purchase now!

Everyone who pre-orders is automatically entered to win 1 of 2 $100 Amazon gift cards! Drawings will take place on June 9 and June 16. Make sure you like my Facebook page too, so you can see who the winners are! https://www.facebook.com/jjslate

When a wife goes missing, her husband is often the prime suspect in her disappearance. But what happens when she is never found? These are the stories of thirty missing women.

Fascinated by missing persons reports and cold cases for as long as she can remember, JJ Slate’s debut true crime book highlights thirty shocking true stories of wives that have mysteriously vanished, presumably at the hands of her husband. Countless cases like these have played out under the public spotlight, and many of them have been solved after the wife’s remains have eventually been found. But some of these women remain missing years later, denying the families their right to bury their loved ones. Many of these families continue the gruesome search for the remains of their daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, or mother years, even decades, later.

Missing Wives, Missing Lives focuses on thirty unique cases in which the wife has never been found and the undying efforts of her family as they continue the painful search to bring her home. The book covers decades old cases, such as Jeanette Zapata, who has been missing since 1976, to more recent and widely known cases, such as Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Keeping these women’s stories alive may be the key to solving the mystery and bringing them home to their families. Someone out there knows something.