Saturday, August 18, 2012

Romantic Suspense
A team building exercise at a remote location reignites the heat between former lovers Madeleine Smith and Nicholas Garabaldi . When team members start dying they must learn to trust again so they can outwit whoever is killing off the group one by one. Is this the “Executioner” from the indigenous Dream Time legend of the local Bilbulmun tribe? Or is someone closer to home responsible?
Irene Carlotti's stalker swore he'd make her his alone. She never doubted his threat. She changed her name and moved from New York to San Francisco to become a reclusive bestselling author. Haunted by her past, she saw her stalker in every shadow, every window, in every pair of blue eyes. She cried wolf so often, the police now ignore her. When she finally saw the man who promised to never forget her, no one will listen to her. No one, but Rio DeJesus,former FBI agent turned Victorian restorer. As he works on Irene's old home, he's listening and believing .
A rollicking tale of murder, romance, and bordellos…

The FIRST book in the Rebecca Schwartz series by EDGAR-AWARD WINNER Julie Smith

“A lively romp of a novel … Smith shows an Agatha Christie-like capacity for making much ado about clues, concocting straw hypotheses, and surprising us, in the end … Smith’s crisp storytelling… and her likable, unpredictable heroine will make readers look forward to more.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Funny and witty, with a clever, outspoken heroine.” — Library Journal

“Rebecca’s lively first-person narration brands her a new detective to watch.” — Wilson Library Bulletin

Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of Course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor?

Handsome Parker Phillips, Rebecca’s new beau and the most attractive man she’s met in ages, is arrested for the murder. (Worse, she suspects he might actually have done it.)

On the plus side, another very attractive man is following the case--reporter Rob Burns of the San Francisco Chronicle, a possible ally. And there are other possibilities.

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Joan Hess, and Elizabeth Peters will get a kick out of this one.
It was supposed to be one night of passion - that turned into a crazy, unforgettable month. Until Serena McGregor finally walked away from undercover FBI agent Nick DeMarco. Six months later, her elusive scent still haunting him, Nick is ready to risk his career to prove Serena is innocent of a five million dollar heist.

As an archivist, Serena likes tidy things, filed away in an orderly fashion. Too bad the only category Nick falls under is a heartache waiting to happen. He’s too much. Too passionate, too beautiful, and he definitely won’t stick around after he discovers all her secrets. But as a suspect in the robbery of the century, Serena can’t refuse his help. That’s not all she can’t refuse. Will this mismatched couple discover they have more in common than they imagine?
Mitch Hasslet, a war photojournalist relegated to a desk job, is the sole witness to a heist of Mayan artifacts. Recruited by the enigmatic director of the Museum of Art and Antiquities, Mitch is sent to Guatemala, the last location the shipment was tracked to. Acting as the museum staff photographer, Mitch joins a group of archaeologists. His goal is to locate the artifacts as swiftly as possible so that he can collect his compensation and get the hell out of the jungle.

Alexandra Langley is about to run out of funds. She has yet to discover the lost Mayan civilization she knows lurks in the rainforest. To achieve her grant, she will accept the museum's latest nuisance, Mitch Hasslet, and any other obstacle that is sent her way. 

Unsuccessful and desperate, Alex has decided to move the group to a portion of the jungle referred to as, “No Man’s Land”−a sector where archaeological teams have ventured but never returned. 

As Mitch and Alex discover romance, will their bond protect them in a jungle filled with deceit?
For those who won’t move on, there is a special kind of madness. Simon would do anything to get Frances back. And even though she’s disappeared, he writes letters to her almost every day, making up addresses and sending them all over the world. He realizes they’ll never reach her, but they give him an odd measure of comfort. However, to his absolute astonishment, one day Frances does reply. Yet things aren’t quite what they seem, and Simon’s obsessive behavior is about to take him on a mad ride that will ultimately mean him paying a very painful price. (80,000 words approx.)
Eve Nash is left alone as her husband, Michael, dies in a horrific car accident.She spends a year secluded, in mourning, but she's not really alone.

Adam St. James knows that Michael's death was no accident and something inside him keeps him from abandoning Eve even though his paycheck ended with Michael's death. As a Sentinel, Adam has lived a rough life. He has even died once to save a client and now that he secretly protects a woman he loves, he is more than willing to die again when the assassins come after her. 

Eve is overwhelmed when she finds out about Michael's death and that Adam has spent a year watching over her. Fear, anger, lust and confusion draw her even closer to Adam, but he isn't sure that he should be allowed to love her. 

Once Eve realizes that Adam wants her, she admits her secret desire for him and she doesn't back off until he caves. The sex is hot and stretches the imagination as they discover love, but there are still assassins trying to end their new found love. Their travels take them from their homes in Chicago to Hawaii and Acapulco and back.

This is the first in the new Sentinel Series! You'll get a taste of the Sentinels and be curious about the group, but you'll have to wait for the second book, A Second Past Midnight, to find out what they're really about! Watch for a preview of A Second Past Midnight at
Billie Bernardo is just an average American girl who had fallen in love with the idea of love at a young age. Enter Nathaniel O'Reilly, the Irish transfer student who came into Billie's life like a nightmare that wouldn't go away. She'd loathed him since their school years, but when they meet again in early adult hood, her opinion begins to change.

Though their romance blossoms, things take a turn for the worst when Nathan is called back to Ireland for a family emergency. Billie is left to fend for herself until his return with a load of surprises in store.
She committed the ultimate sin...

Ariana Trasatti betrayed her father, an organized crime boss, when she agreed to testify against him. Now the family will stop at nothing to silence her. But after eleven months in the witness protection program, her sanity is in as much danger as her life. When threatened with exposure, she's thrust into the care of a sexy small-town lawman who seems intent on distracting her from her fears.

He's searching for redemption...

Deputy Sheriff Milo Sykes couldn't turn down his old buddy's desperate call. There's a leak in the U.S. Marshals Service, and Milo is the only man he can trust. Milo never thought to provide protection for another witness, not after the tragedy he can't put behind him. But, one look into Ariana's eyes, and he knows he'll give his life to keep her safe. 

Nothing is what it seems...

Milo soon realizes his biggest challenge isn't protecting Ariana from the mob, but protecting her from him. Temptation draws them in and passion ignites their world. But they're both headed for heartache when her past finally catches up to her.
Corporate investigator, Beth Sweeney, has never balked at risking her own personal safety; gambling with her heart is a differenty story. Until she meets Sam Travis. One kiss from Sam and suddenly her whole world is turned upside down as she finds herself falling madly in love with him. But when death threats are sent to Beth and an old scandal involving Sam conspire against them, Beth is forced to make some of the toughest decisions of her life.

It wasn't exactly love at first sight...

He was a big man, not like Mr. Pudgy back there, but broad in the shoulders with a heavily muscled chest. Even sitting, Beth could tell he had to be at least six foot three or four.

She opened her mouth to speak, but the sound that came out was little more than a primal grunt. Piercing green eyes lifted to meet hers. Beth stared back, idly wondering how long her wobbly legs would support her. Mr. Travis was quite possibly the most breathtakingly handsome man she had ever seen. His dark hair and green eyes were impressive, but the firm jaw and full sensuous lips made his rugged good looks downright devastating. 

Then he spoke, and her perfect ten rapidly descended to a five.

“Are you catching flies or does your trap always stay open?”

Beth’s mouth clamped shut, teeth grinding as she struggled to control her temper. What an arrogant ass
Even the good guys sometimes have secrets they don't want revealed to the rest of the world....

For thirty years, Wyatt Dixon had worn a badge. Sworn to protect and serve, he'd done just that for the people of Olman County, Indiana. He'd even sacrificed his first marriage on the altar of the office of Sheriff. But then the blackmail letter came... And everything he'd worked so hard to build threatened to crumble around him. 

Wyatt wasn't the only one to receive a letter, either...

Fighting a deep attraction to a woman he should know better than to become involved with, Wyatt's professional frustration also grows as the investigation is thwarted at every turn by a master extortionist who has the citizens of Olman County, Indiana, in an uproar. With decisions to make that will affect his life and the sheriff's department for a long time to come, Wyatt has to choose - to reach for personal happiness and risk it all, or to walk away from what could be his soul mate.

Come to Leroy, and see just how dangerous small-town living can be. "Hidden in the Shadows" is the fourth book in the Shadows collection, standalone but linked Romantic Suspense novels by T. L. Haddix. Other titles include "Secrets in the Shadows", "Under the Moon's Shadows", and "Shadows from the Grave."
Blake Walker left behind the ATF when the drug cartel he was hunting cost him the life of his fellow agent, and fiancee. Now, two years later, he's working with his brothers at Walker Security, but he's living fast, hard, and wild, until he reaches the ultimate high...revenge. And he's close, so close he can taste it. He's one meeting, one woman, away from being inside one of the money laundering shells the cartel operates.

One woman....
One dangerously hot night....

This is a 6,000 word short story -- a lead in to the October 15th release of BENEATH THE SECRETS which is Blake's full sized novel. 

It's 99 cents because that is the lowest that the retailers would allow me to set it at. Authors don't get to pick free pricing. It's a price-match thing the retailers do of their own accord.

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