Mystery Writer Jada Ryker Wins Kindle Scout Contract with Take the Body and Run

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Jada Ryker’s new mystery/romance Take the Body and Run is a new Kindle Press publication.

Jada Ryker won a Kindle Press publishing contract for her book, Take the Body and Run, through Amazon’s Kindle Scout program.

Jada Ryker won a contract with Kindle Press, an imprint of Amazon, on June 14, 2016. Chosen authors run month-long Kindle Scout campaigns against stiff competition, vying for a five-year contract. Her selected book, Take the Body and Run, was launched for pre-orders this week on Amazon. The mystery/romance is set in Kentucky on a fictional university campus.

USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines said, “Macey Malloy bursts onto the scene with more energy than a nuclear power plant and a real penchant for finding herself in the middle of chaos.” Haines is the author of Pluto's Snitch and the fun Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series.

According to its website, “Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published.” During the Kindle Scout campaign, the book’s description, cover, and excerpt is displayed. Readers (“Scouts”) may nominate up to three books at a time. Since its inception in 2014, less than 200 books have been published from the thousands of author submissions. Based on reader nominations and other factors, Ryker’s book was chosen for publication. Take the Body and Run is available now on Amazon for pre-orders through September 19, with release on September 20. It will be available in both electronic and paperback versions.

Ryker will be at the book signing Pages in the Caves on September 24, 2016, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, CDT, Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street, Cave City, KY.

About Jada Ryker

KINDLE SCOUT WINNER Jada Ryker snagged the Kindle Press publishing contract for her book, Take the Body and Run, through Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. The contemporary mystery/romance is about a hunted woman hiding under a dead friend’s identity, a handsome lawman, a death doctor with fart machine-will travel, and a cranky cat with a nose for crime.

Ryker grew up in indigent conditions in Payneville, Kentucky, a rural community a few miles northwest of Brandenburg. She now lives in Bardstown, Kentucky with her wonderful husband and their cat, rescued from the local animal shelter. In her day job, Jada works in higher education. She holds a masters degree in Public Administration. Ryker's mystery adventures are available on Amazon in electronic and paperback formats.

For more information about Jada Ryker and her book Take the Body and Run, please visit or contact her at jada_ryker(at)yahoo(dot)com. The book is available at:

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