Deadly Dozen Rises Up The Charts

“Quite simply, twelve authors have the potential to be twelve times as effective as one.”

This week, Barnes and Noble quoted me in their promotion for the New Release, Deadly Dozen. This boxed set collection of award winning and bestselling 12 mystery/thrillers is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. It’s a collaborative project by The Twelve, a unique group of authors who love writing top notch fiction and truly appreciate our readers. Deadly Dozen is our first project and our way of giving back to our readers by allowing them to try books we hope they’ll love at an affordable price.

Nook Article

The NOOK Press Blog article interviewed The Twelve about our concept for presenting Deadly Dozen.

Here are some of the highlights from the interview:

“The Deadly Dozen gives my readers an opportunity to sample other great authors in the same genre.” – Linda Prather

“As mystery/thriller authors, our writing styles may differ, but we all offer great stories and tremendous value.” -Allan Leverone

“The Twelve are … connected by a love of intriguing characters, fast-paced writing and edge of your seat tension.” -J.F.Penn

I’ve been thrilled to watch Deadly Dozen rise up the charts as readers and colleagues have shared the news about the incredible value we’re offering on these popular books. I won’t bore you with the stats, but suffice it to say I’m blown away. A huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who has already bought the book, recommended it, and/or entered our raffle. Since its release two weeks ago, Deadly Dozen has hit the bestseller charts on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo and the USA Today Bestseller List.

If you know readers who would enjoy these books, please help us make Deadly Dozen available to as many readers as possible. Tell everyone! It’s easy to buy Deadly Dozen anywhere around the world in every eBook format. For easy buy links: CLICK HERE.

Did somebody say raffle?!?

Yes!!! In celebration of Deadly Dozen’s release, we’re giving away a gorgeous iPad Air, valued at $599!  Believe me, every one of The Twelve would love to win this raffle, but we’re disqualified. Pfui! You do NOT have to be a Twitter or Facebook user to enter the raffle! You can enter the drawing just by taking our easy quiz on The Twelve, or by signing up for The Twelve’s mailing list. If you DO use Twitter or Facebook, there are even more ways to play! To enter the raffle, CLICK HERE.

iPad Air

Please let me know how you like Deadly Dozen! Your feedback will help us shape The Twelve’s next project!
And once again, THANK YOU!!!!

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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77 Responses to Deadly Dozen Rises Up The Charts

  1. Lynne B Graham March 6, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    I think the concept is great, I now get to read some authors that I had not even heard of. Cant wait to start reading their books. I would have paid more for twelve books just saying. Great way to get authors names out there in the public eye.

  2. Patricia Sands March 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    What an excellent offer. Kudos to all the authors involved for giving readers this opportunity!

  3. Robin Weatherington March 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    I’ll borrow a quote, “Variety is the spice of life”.

  4. Brenda Cripps March 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I received my Deadly Dozen set of books and I am very impressed with the 12 Authors who worked to put this set together for us…..the readers. I get to read Authors whose books I already enjoy, as well as be introduced to New Authors……which in my world is always a good thing!
    I haven’t finished all the books yet, but the few I have finished show me that their rise on so many charts and now USA Today is very well deserved. If you haven’t gotten your set of the Deadly Dozen then I would urge you to do it now…..You won’t regret it!!
    Kudos to all 12 of these brilliant authors not only for rising to the top of all of these charts, but for coming up with such a wonderfully novel concept….putting this collection together and making it so accessible to everyone. 12 books by 12 Authors for .99 cents. It doesn’t get much better than this.

  5. June M. March 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    I love collections like this….they allow you to sample a lot of different authors works.

  6. Stephen D March 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    I predict the Deadly Dozen are going to kill.

  7. Kai W. March 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    I love this boxed set. It is a mix of authors I have known and a great introduction to those I haven’t read yet.

  8. bn100 March 7, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    Nice collection

  9. Amie S March 7, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    Sounds like a great collection. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Robert Scanlon March 7, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    I bought it a few days ago, and am looking forward to a marathon mega read!

    I only know one author on the list (Joanna Penn), and because of her involvement, I’m certain this will be high-quality all the way through. Kudos to all of The Twelve – A Deadly New Release for sure 🙂

    • Lynette Bartos March 8, 2014 at 8:46 am #

      So far I am loving the “Dirty Dozen” what a great group of authors!

  11. ellen beck March 7, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    I just downloaded this set and am itching to read it. Its also fun ‘meeting’ new authors and rekindling with old friends. Thanks for this!

  12. Jenine March 7, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    What a great way to try out some different authors and their style of writing!

  13. Scott Wilson March 7, 2014 at 5:39 am #

    Nice Contest

  14. jay reiniger March 7, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    Offer is beyond expectations!

  15. Kimberly Mayberry March 7, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    I love this concept! Not only do I get a lot of great stories to read for a great price, I find new authors I love to read! I am always looking to expand my library, and when I find new authors I might not have even thought about reading their books before and find I love them, it is so awesome!

  16. Helen B March 7, 2014 at 6:31 am #

    This is a great idea! I’m excited to see more 🙂

  17. Lisa Brown March 7, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    A fantastic price for the set of book

  18. Tima Murrell March 7, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Really cool give-away! And awesome price for the books. Can’t wait to start reading.

  19. Melissa March 7, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    What a fun way to engage readers! And of course, I hope I win 😛

  20. Danielle F. March 7, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Amazing giveaway and I absolutely love mystery/thrillers. This is the genre of book I read 99% of the time. It’s absolutely the best.

  21. Lawrence March 7, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Great idea!

  22. Carol M March 7, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    This is a great selection of stories! Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. C. March 7, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Congratulations on the success of this book set (and hope to see more collections like this in the future).

  24. Jean March 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    I love mysteries! This is a fantastic package of books – thank you!

  25. Mel March 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Sounds fantastic!

  26. Diana Johnson March 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi there, excited about the opportunity and have already been amazed at some of the great stories keeping me awake!!

    What a wonderful way to read novels from an amazing group of authors who I may otherwise not have found. I am glad to see the book continuing to climb!!

    Thank you to the Deadly Dozen

  27. Christy Piper March 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    What a great idea. Looking forward to reading all twelve novels!

  28. Nancy Graziano March 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Can’t wait to get started reading these twelve stories! Thanks for putting this all together!

  29. Victoria March 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Congratulations on the success, this really is amazing!

  30. Stacy Claflin March 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    What a great deal! I’m excited to check it out.

  31. Robin Leigh Morgan March 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm #


  32. Angela March 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    What a bargain.

  33. Brooke Bumgardner March 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    This sounds like a great collection of books at an amazing price! I look forward to reading it.

  34. Virginia H March 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Fantastic collection of books!

  35. Jody F March 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    This is a great concept with a great collection of authors! I look forward to reading this!

  36. Tina Myers March 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Love all. Can’t wait to read them all..

  37. Barrie March 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    I was so excited to see a bunch of great authors come together and offer a “box” of books for such an amazing price. I am NOT surprised that it is doing so well!

  38. Jeremy March 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Just ordered my Dirty Dozen Mystery Thrillers. Cant wait to read!!

  39. Kathy Church March 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    I love this concept. Will have to mosey over to Amazon and order it! Thanks and hope you all continue to do well!

  40. Mark March 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    —so busy filling out questionnaires I suppose the time will come when I actually read one of the 12!

  41. Donna Harris March 7, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Great idea putting 12 authors together for the readers at a low price.
    I haven’t read the Deadly Dozen yet but it’s on my list.
    Thank you!

  42. jen March 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    i really enjoyed the st of these books and really look forward to the rest. i’m disabled and my husband is a teacher. we don’t have a lot of extra money and you can only watch so much tv! in the winter i’m home a lot with severe, chronic pain. being able to find inexpensive, quality reading material can be a chore. i read a lot at night in bed when my husband is asleep and download a lot of books to my phone so i can read them and not bother him. i know this is probably more information than any of you needed, but i wanted to give you a little background for why i so deeply appreciate the 12 of you doing this for all of us. these gestures may seem small to you, but they mean the world to someone like me who really does see the world through books. thank you.

  43. Laurie Gommermann March 8, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    As an avid reader I always like to try new authors. This DEADLY DOZEN package is a great way to introduce me to your work..
    Of course the IPAD AIR is also a nice incentive/ treat to encourage me to check your website and books out. Excellent idea!

    Thanks for the chance to win.


    johns lake at usa dot com

  44. Andrew March 8, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    This sounds like a great deal and a great way to introduce more readers to the works of everyone involved with this. Thanks for doing this!

  45. JO @ Mixed Book Bag March 8, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    Thanks for the great group of books.

  46. Becky Turner March 8, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    I’ve got my copy & can’t wait to start reading it. Wonderful concept that allows me to read some works from new to me authors. Good luck on the contest all 🙂

  47. Sandypo March 8, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    How exciting that you’ve received so much promotion for the collection! You’re off to a great start.

  48. Geraldine Pierson March 8, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

  49. judy March 8, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I have the Deadly Dozen. I like to get box sets with different authors in them. Thank you for a chance to win.

  50. Tom March 8, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity to read these authors and their endeavors. It’s always good to be surprised and excited about just sitting down and enjoying a good book!!!

  51. Rita Wray March 8, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Sounds like a great collection.

  52. Betty Trump March 8, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Nice collection. Way to go Linda Prather.

  53. YvonneJ March 8, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Hey, another dozen reasons to enjoy my Kobo eReader.

  54. Maria Malaveci March 8, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    What a great bargain…..! Looking forward to reading it

  55. Henrietta March 8, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Great concept and interesting stories – a winning combination!

  56. Terry Trahan March 8, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    I am so excited for these books! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  57. angel martin March 8, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    What a great collection!! Looking forward to reading these

  58. Cynthia E. Blain March 8, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Just asking. Where else can you get 12 great mystery author’s books all in one set for only 99 cents? That is 12 books for the price of one and I just bought them. Yeah for me. Can’t wait to get started on them.

    Thank you so much.


  59. Tamera McIntosh March 8, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    I got my set yesterday for my birthday!! can not wait to start reading them!! Thank you!!

  60. Heather March 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    I love box sets! In every one I have purchased and read, I have been lucky enough to discover a “new-to-me” author.

  61. Svetlana L March 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Nice collection… Looking for a new ones 🙂

  62. Doreen Parker March 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    Great book

  63. tami bates March 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    will yall be writing like anthologies books together?

  64. JoAnn March 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Congratulations and Best Wishes for continued success to you all! Thanks so much for this great collection, especially since mystery/thriller/suspense is my favorite genre!
    Unbelievable deal! I couldn’t believe the price was only $0.99! I had to swipe my husband’s reading glasses to make sure I was reading the price correctly! 🙂

  65. Vicki H March 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Can’t wait to read!

  66. Bobbi Kinion March 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    This set gives me the chance to discover authors that are new to me. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance.

  67. amy bowens March 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    What a great deal 12 books for only 99 cents!

  68. Susan Faatz March 8, 2014 at 7:14 pm #


  69. Laurie Johnson March 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Awesome set! I bought on Day 1 and love these books!! Great giveaway! Thank you!

  70. susan king March 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Thank you for the books you write and the chance to win this !

  71. CJ Schindler March 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    I love mysteries! Will have to check these out! thanks

  72. Linda S Moore March 8, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    This is a great set of books at an unbeatable price. I know some of the author’s work already but a couple I have not read yet so look forward to that. It is an awesome giveaway and thank you all for this chance. Also a big good luck to everyone who has entered.

  73. Elkhalil Kacem March 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Great deal, Thank you!

  74. Leslie Rodriguez March 8, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    Sounds like some amazing books for an amazing price. Thank you.

  75. Wanda C. March 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Congratulations on your success. I have my copy.

  76. C March 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    I bought the books. I can’t wait to read them!

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