Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mysteries and Thrills

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Now, today, I was feeling mysterious. So, here's a list of Mystery and Suspense, all free today! Comment below, let me know how many you downloaded, and I'll randomly pick 2 winners later tonight to win a free Ebook of their choice of $1.99 or less. Got something in a series you got for free? Want the next one? Comment to win! 2 Winners!

Sweetheart in High Heels (a humorous romantic valentine's mystery) (High Heels Mysteries)
SHORT STORY: Being the wife of a cop isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when dead bodies keep ruining your romantic dinner plans. But fashion designer turned amateur sleuth Maddie Springer is determined that her husband’s latest case, dubbed the “Sex Shop Murder”, will not keep him from celebrating their first anniversary together, which just happens to fall on the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine’s Day. She’s ready to do whatever it takes to make this night special and distraction-free - even if it means solving his case herself! 

****SHORT STORY***** This is an 11,000 word short story.

Save My Soul
Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn't have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain's operating table.

She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian angel to help save the soul of the man who is both her doctor and soulmate. If she is successful, she gets to keep her life. However, she later learns that it isn't just her life that's in jeopardy, but her soul as well.

Even with the help of her handsome guardian angel, Rhyan, it seems there is no happy ending in sight. Torn between her newly discovered love of Rhyan, and the undeniable attraction she has for Adam, Kendra finds herself at a crossroad. With Adam's steadfast rejection of God, and his guardian demon conspiring against her, she fears her soul may already be lost.

Will she find a way to overcome the evil her life is suddenly burdened with? Or will Adam's guardian demon win both their souls and make Kendra his own personal puppet in Hell?

Deadly Valentine: A Valentine Mystery Book One
Tess Madison walked away from her two-timing fiancĂ©, a multi-million dollar trust fund and a cushy corporate law job to pursue the single life indulging in chocolate and fancy French underwear. But her newly reordered life comes unraveled when she reluctantly accepts an invitation to a dinner party and stumbles upon the host’s dead body. Now Tess is in the middle of a murder investigation pitting her wannabe-boyfriend police detective against Jack Valentine, a man from her past with blue-green eyes and sinful smile that causes her to rethink her self-imposed celibacy. Tess has many reasons to avoid Jack including the fact that he’s the prime suspect in murder. But Tess doesn’t believe Jack’s the murderer and with an honest attempt to keep her hormones in check, she agrees to represent him. With Jack’s help, she uncovers a 30-year-old secret someone is killing to keep hidden and discovers sensual delights that don’t include chocolate or French underwear. But when her professional and personal relationship with Jack threatens to ruin her career and end her life, Tess has to decide if Jack, is worth the risk.

Deadly Valentine is the first in the Valentine Mystery series featuring Tess Madison a chocolate and French underwear connoisseur and Jack Valentine, her handsome, environmentalist love interest. 

This is a full-length 103,000 word novel of mystery and romance, including mild sex scenes.

Bloody Mary - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary--the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory--a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning..

The Missings
Aspen Falls, Colorado.
Secrets within a community.
Secrets within a family.

Detective Chase Waters finds himself working the most interesting case of his career—one that comes closer to home than he could ever imagine. 

Ashley Dawson has a gift—she can communicate with spirits. Her life profoundly changes when she is urged and guided, by a spirit, to the house of Nathaniel Marshall—a man who doesn’t believe Ashley’s bizarre accusations and makes no attempt to hide it.

When Nathaniel discovers a cunning man who disappears as quickly as he appears is stalking Ashley, his fear for her safety consumes him. Their terror is taken to a new level when several murders throughout the city surface.

The Last Track: A Mike Brody Novel
Imagine if being late meant a child disappeared forever. That is the fear that drives Mike Brody: the man you want, when the one you love is missing. Mike is more than just a master tracker. An ex-Special Forces operative, Smoke jumper, and now extreme adventure tour guide, he also possesses a unique ability to tap into the memory and emotional state of those he pursues. In The Last Track, a police detective recruits Mike to help find an asthmatic boy lost in the dense woods surrounding a dude ranch in Montana. An unwitting murder witness, the boy burrows ever deeper into the rugged terrain, fearful of being found. As Mike and a local officer search for the boy, the killer follows them. While the investigation expands, his ex-wife, a well-connected journalist, uses her contacts to unravel the truth behind the murder. Her discoveries threaten to snare them all in a treacherous conspiracy . . .

Mike Brody: The man you want, when the one you love is missing. 
Some say his gift is supernatural, others consider it a curse. To Mike Brody, it’s a penance. Take Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, mix in a healthy dose of The Mentalist, then roll him up in an adrenaline junkie with psychic abilities.

Noble Intentions: Episode 1
Jack Noble. Assassin for hire. Thief. Spy. Described by his associates as a man who has no feelings, passes no judgement, and feels no remorse. So why the hell did he stop to help a lost child moments before he was to meet with one of the top crime bosses on the East coast? A simple decision that now places Jack in unfamiliar territory where he has become the hunted. 

Noble Intentions is a thrilling and suspenseful story of underworld crime, government secrets, and heart-pounding action. 

This is the first episode of Noble Intentions. It is a short novella of 16,000 words, approximately 70 pages. New novella length episodes (100 pages) will be released every two to three weeks. 
Season One (Episodes 1 through 5) now complete. 

Noble Intentions: Episode 2 (Noble Intentions Season One)

Jack Noble is on a mission. Actually, he's on two missions. One for a secret agency so covert that the FBI doesn't know it exists. The other his own personal mission to complete a botched deal with the East coast's biggest crime boss and get back the woman he vowed to protect always.

Noble Intentions: Episode 2 finds Jack in the middle of Paris, City of Lights. He has an ally in one of France's top covert operatives, but in Jack's line of work, you have to keep as close an eye on your friends as you do your enemies.

Follow Jack in this heart pounding action packed episode.

Noble Intentions: Episode 2 is a 26,000 word novella, approximately 110 pages.

ABSOLUTION (A Frank Renzi mystery)

Vulnerable young women let a serial killer into their homes because they trust him.
The killer tortures them, kills them and takes a gruesome trophy. 


Everyone has something to hide. Some of the darkest secrets reside in a parish church. A tip from a prostitute leads New Orleans Detective Frank Renzi to believe the killer may be a priest. 
A ruthless stalker, the serial killer uses his position to snare more women. With Renzi hot on his trail, he persuades a teenaged girl to help him escape. Will Renzi be able to save her? 

Who would YOU trust? A police officer or a priest?

Blabbermouth (A Brit Moran Mystery)

From Publishers Weekly:
After his compact car is hit by a large truck, Brit Moran believes that his final moments are imminent, and makes a lengthy deathbed confession to operating an illegal sports gambling racket in Dallas for five years. Fortunately, Moran’s injuries are not fatal; unfortunately, his compromising admissions have been heard by a motley assortment of bedside visitors, including a local police detective and the younger brother of Cesar Hernandez, Moran’s backer in his bookmaking business. The book follows, courtesy of Moran’s often hilarious first-person narration, the consequences of his ill-timed frankness, which include assault, vandalism, theft and murder. When the police identify Moran as the prime suspect in the killing, he embarks on an amateurish and offbeat quest for the truth. Readers who like to smile while reading a whodunit should hope that the author manages to enmesh his creation in further investigations.

The Sins of Dom: A Psychological Thriller

Sammie Preston is stolen by Dominic Burns at the age of six and forced to live a new life as Sam Burns. She holds onto the vision of one day escaping to find her real family. But before she does this, she will have to endure pain and loss at the hands of her abuser.

The Sins of Dom is a dark tale, exploring the murky underpinnings that define good and evil:  Evil's wrath strikes with a venomous passion of  lust; and good triumphs in a similar expression of rapture; here, the dichotomy between the two becomes obscure so that the victims in the story are seduced into a web of deceipt.


He was depressed, or was he. This malice now manifesting within him as it turns him into another man. The fight for his sanity, as he is tumbled into a world he does not know. A world where even light hungers for death. Unrelenting torture as he runs in circles trying to find his way out. 

The final and complete series of Eternal Darkness. Please note that this book contains erotic material that may not be suitable for certain readers. 

The Six-Degree Conspiracy

The Six-Degree Conspiracy is a roman a clef drawn from the Bernie Madoff fiasco, but with a big twist: Calling Bernie's alter ego and surrogate, the criminal investor Manny Granov, a Ponzi would be like discovering a new continent and calling it an island. Granov uses his $65 billion fortune (about the amount Madoff was said to have controlled) to boost his foreign policy agenda. He's an attractive asset for CIA, but more often he free-lances, loan sharking fortunes for black operations. Granov kept the coltan market stable in 2001 by capitalizing the assassination of Laurent Kabila. When Lockheed's "Skunk Works" ran out of cash building the F-117, Granov put up a stunning $7.5 billion, at 20-percent interest. He gave the night stalker its wings and talons. Some of his best "customers" were Russian mobsters, but when his Moscow partners turn out to be Chechen terrorists, a Soviet-era nuclear weapon vanishes down a rabbit hole. When it surfaces in the arms bazaar, a press aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a flack named Jackson Guild, stumbles into a duel with the bomb's highest bidders. The hunt for the weapon comes down to this one flawed man. A former journalist broken by a murder during the first Gulf War, Guild's the hard-drinking, self-medicating man-who-knows-too-much. He has no intention of playing hero as the warhead is about to be triggered back of Union Station, right in the heart of Washington, DC. But Guild finds himself hung out like bait, chum in a feeding frenzy of power brokers and killers. 

Don't Turn Your Back on the Night

Genre: Suspense
Type: E-Book Short Story
Target Audience: Mainstream

When a married couple from New York City, who have jealousy issues that stems from the Italian restaurant they own, go on vacation to a secluded cabin in the woods of Michigan, they suddenly hear a strange noise outside and worry that there might be a wild animal on the prowl. That is all right, the husband has a rifle, but will that do any good, against the fixated eyes in the night?

Harm's Way

A private investigator searches for the runaway daughter of an aspiring politician, only to become embroiled in a plot of corruption, decadence, greed and murder. Although violence endangers everyone dear to him, his selfless sense of duty drives him onward to a twisted resolution.

Lee Harms, investigator-for-hire, is on the cusp of an on-and-off-again love affair with confidante and astrologer Celeste when fate serves up a witch’s brew of trouble.

Start with a broth of sexual intrigue, toss in a troubled redhead, stir in two kilos of cocaine, dissolve a few pages from a psychiatrist’s notebook, and bring to a boil the fury of a crime family whose son dies in a midnight bacchanal. Money ignites the fire under this cauldron, but sex, violence and the darker forces of human nature keep it bubbling.

As dangerous as it gets, Harms must rely on his own wits to out-maneuver crack-crazed thugs, libidinous porn stars, and a deranged young woman with a troubled past. But when criminals kidnap his own ten-year-old daughter, he plunges into their underworld to rescue her from harm’s way.

The Last Ride

A quick read from the author of the prize-winning novel, The Loyal Servant.

Dave Morrison has been driving round London all day, picking up passengers in his black cab, praying they can distract him from the terrible thing he has to confront tomorrow morning.

When he finally parks up for the night and is approached by two men in a dark backstreet, his prayers are answered. Unfortunately for Dave, their brand of distraction could prove fatal.

Cover Her Body, A Singular Village Mystery (Singular Village Mysteries)

Death was not uncommon in 1830s Ohio.But murder?

In a strict, religious society in 1830s rural Ohio, a 16-year-old girl is murdered because she's pregnant, but the only person who suspects it wasn't an accident is Adelaide, a young, midwife, who worries that the remedy she gave the girl for a "woman's ailment" caused her death. Adelaide's husband, Benjamin, fearful that they'll be banned from the prosperous community, forbids her from questioning the girl's death. But a mistake she made years ago cost the life of a mother and her unborn babe, and Adelaide vowed to never let another mother die.

Pressure mounts when Adelaide is accused of harming the girl, but the allegation only fuels her determination to find the killer, even though she begins to suspect that her husband might be involved in the girl's death. And the more she investigates, not only does she start to question her own faith and beliefs, but she finds herself attracted to an unlikely man in the community, a man who has vowed to remain celibate. Then her questions alert the outside authorities and now this isolated community is invaded by the very society they had shunned.

Treasure of Saint-Lazare

An old lover brings a cryptic letter to Paris, pulling Eddie Grant reluctantly into a treacherous web of intrigue and death -- but giving him a slim chance to find the terrorists who murdered his family seven years before.
  It launches him on a dangerous quest through Paris and the Loire Valley for the most valuable piece of Nazi loot that remains missing, a famous Raphael self-portrait from the early 16th century, along with the crates of Nazi bullion that accompanied it -- all intended to finance the Fourth Reich.
  Jen Wetzmuller, daughter of his father"s World War II colleague in Army Intelligence, arrives in Paris, bearing a letter she found after he father was run down by a car on the streets of Sarasota. Its clues take Eddie from his Paris home to Florida, where he works to solve the mystery, barely escaping with his life. Then it"s back home to burrow into the darkest reaches of the German occupation in search of the treasure.
  Along the way he and Jen restart the brief, fiercely passionate affair that he abandoned, to his regret, 20 years before Sarasota.
  Most of all, Treasure of Saint-Lazare is a novel about Paris.
    (Treasure of Saint-Lazare is based on fact, the theft in 1939 of the priceless Raphael painting "Portrait of a Young Man," which disappeared in 1945.)

Finger of Guilt: A Bonus Story

In Finger of Guilt, star investigator Hans Fraksa claims that the Kinderfresser, the vicious child eater of Berlin, has been caught.
So why is he worried discarded, gnawed bones will keep appearing?
Follow the gruesome case with detective Willi Krauss in The Children of Wrath, by Paul Grossman, coming March 2012.

Calamity Jayne (Calamity Jayne Mysteries)



Tressa Jayne Turner has had it up to here with the never-ending string of dumb-blonde jokes and a longtime nickname that's harder to get rid of than lint from a belly button. Dubbed 'Calamity Jayne' by Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, Rick Townsend, Tressa's out to gain a little hometown respect--or die trying. Unfortunately, that may be the case. She's just been handed the perfect opportunity to get "Ranger Rick," the doubting Don Juan of the DNR, and a skeptical citizenry to take her seriously. How? By solving a murder no one else believes happened...No one, that is, except the killer.

Worse Than Being Alone

Kitty and Roni are building their fledgling investigative agency by following workers' comp cheats. Every PI's dream of catching real criminals seems to be coming true when they begin to suspect one of their targets is engaged in more nefarious activities than just a bogus comp claim. Their cat and mouse game gets twisted when they realize they are the ones being stalked.

A personal and potentially lethal inquiry emerges after Roni's father marries a woman with a checkered past, and they fear he has found his Worse Than Being Alone. When their investigation points to a shady past involving a trail of life insurance payouts and dead husbands, they wonder if Dad has married a Black Widow or an extremely unlucky woman.

As that case boils over, along comes the most talented con artist of them all. After his angry employer hires them to check him out, Kitty and Roni slowly come to realize he has the makings of a master criminal. They uncover numerous identities along with multiple workers' comp claims. Then here are his almost daily trips to the same bank wearing different disguises.

Surprises abound as Kitty and Roni break up a sex slave ring, thwart a bank robbery, nab a shoplifter, and document a Black Widow's treachery. A sudden death leaves them stunned as they second-guess their activities, forcing them to confront a murderer.

Deception (A Miranda Murphy Thriller)

When a dead body is found in a multimillionaire's son's house, it is up to Detective Miranda Murphy to find the killer and figure out the motive behind this heinous crime.

Early on in the investigation, it becomes clear that the murder was a contract hit disguised as a robbery gone wrong. As Miranda wades through the web of lies and deceit, she uncovers a plot to steal a four-hundred-million dollar fortune--a plot that has succeeded.

To bring the conspirators to justice, Miranda will have to risk her life and be as crafty as her opponents.

The bad news is, Miranda cannot trust anyone. The good news is, she carries a gun and is not afraid to use it.

Torch Ginger (Lei Crime Series)

The island of Kaua`i is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture—but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices.

Lei transfers to the island of Kaua`i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult—or is it just one madman at work? In Lei's world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kaua`i has ever seen, Lei must also untangle the mysteries of her heart and discover who she loves.

Mad Dog and Englishman: A Mad Dog & Englishman Mystery #1 (Mad Dog & Englishman Series)

"Summer in Benteen, County, Kansas, is a season possessed of all the gentle subtlety of an act of war. Winter, of course, is no better, but remembrance of its frosts and blizzards and winds that begin to suck away your life before you walk a dozen steps has grown faint by the early hours of a Sunday morning in late June.”

While some try to sleep, and some like Sheriff English and his ex-wife try sex, the Reverend Peter Simms takes an early walk in the park and encounters someone counting coup. When the Sheriff’s part-Cheyenne brother, Mad Dog, arrives to meditate, he finds the Reverend’s mutilated corpse.

Mad Dog is the obvious suspect and begins to hang out in the town jail while Sheriff English widens his net and picks up not only several suspicious characters, but an increasingly dark history for the Simms family. The case grows stormier. Soon, so does the weather. As a tornado gathers to hurl its fury on the hapless town, the fury of the killer rises to meet it."

Case Theory (A David Brunelle Legal Thriller Short Story)

SHORT STORY. Assistant D.A. David Brunelle has a problem: a woman and her child have been murdered, a killer is in custody, but something doesn't add up. Namely, the bullets. Either the cops botched the crime scene, or there's more going on than Brunelle knows. He'll need to figure it out quick, before the defense attorney walks a murderer out the door.

Crime in the Community

Christopher thinks he has his life under control until the mysterious Amaryllis arrives in the little town, spreading chaos and confusion in her wake.
Suddenly he isn't sure about anything any more. Will he learn to relax and go with the flow or will he try desperately to remain in charge even in the face of domestic upsets and strange things happening all around him?

Salt City

Syracuse, upstate New York. The “Salt City.” An apartment building on the edge of The Projects - and Anne Malloy dies, flying out of a sixth floor window, an apparent suicide, while Mark Cornell watches. Mark was there for a purpose, his part-time gig being to snap incriminating photos for a divorce lawyer who happily takes cases over the phone. Watching the apartment was Mark’s assignment. But this assignment has a problem: Mark learns that “Anne Malloy” had died months before, leaving behind a grieving husband. So who is this woman? It’s 1976, before cell phones, internet, and all the easy ways of satisfying curiosities, so Mark Cornell’s search for a name to give the victim makes him a foot soldier slogging personally through the facts. And, as those facts pile up, Mark discovers that he really shouldn’t be playing detective, stumbling across the thin line between commerce and crime . . . in the Salt City.


One person esteems one day as better than another,
while another esteems
all days as alike.
--------------Romans 14: 5

A dead body is discovered in the meadow of a Frank Lloyd Wright home in the Laurel Highlands near Pittsburgh. The body has no identification on it other than a tourist tag with the number Eight. Detective Millard Whitney is asked by the current owner of the home to first find out who that dead man is, and then to find out who killed him.
The task to even discover who the victim is proves daunting since there is a secret within a secret, and no one's telling. Millard at first feels that this man's undercover job may hold the answer. However, the man's family also comes under suspicion with a sister who constantly disappears and a brother who might have killed someone years earlier.
The case begins to twist into an Edgar Allan Poe story, where it is Millard who may become buried. The key is identity, but who's who?

Until the Last Dog Dies

Joe Box, a rough-hewn, wisecracking Cincinnati private investigator, is in for some big changes. He's just become a Christian, and not a moment too soon, either. Joe is facing the challenge of a lifetime. He's trying to track down and catch a seemingly inhuman killer, and this time it's personal——the shooter's after guys Joe served with in Vietnam.

Without A Hitch
What happens when an innocent man gets framed for the perfect crime? What if he’s not that innocent?

Drawn from the author’s sixteen years as a litigator in various state and federal courts, "Without a Hitch" is a high stakes courtroom drama which plays out amidst the desperation and uncertainty of a plan gone horribly wrong, as Washington, D.C. attorney Alexander Corbin struggles with his conscience, his panicky co-conspirators and not getting caught.

When Angelo Jace, Sergeant in the Baltimore Police Department, is summoned to an unusual crime scene, something about it strikes a false note. Fears become reality when he realizes it’s his father lying dead on the floor. Now it’s personal.

With just an old photograph and a keen eye for detail, he aims to uncover the secret his father may have been killed to protect. With his application for the FBI being processed, he has little time to take on the most unpredictable and vicious adversary he has encountered: The Silver Aces drug cartel, of which his father was once a member, led by the ruthless and cunning Cantero Lopez who will stop at nothing to hide the truth.  A truth that could threaten more lives than he knows...

The Beneficiary

Set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles riots, this contemporary noir follows a struggling real estate agent who’s cooked up a plan to make a big pot of money. Hanging around a Narcotics Anonymous meeting she finds a former addict struggling through the last stages of AIDS. Offering him support, she mortgages her home and uses the money to buy property in his name. Property she insures. As she waits for him to die so she can collect her big payday, she begins to suspect he may not be everything she thought.

10,000 words *Note, this is a short story

The First Kill

At what point does a man choose to become a hired killer? Sean Riley is a hit man. His first kill defined the man he became.

Short story based on characters from the two Michael Sykora novels - No Justice and Beyond Salvation.

Bonus material included!

Dark That Day, After All (Black Light of Day)

Excerpted from the anthology BLACK LIGHT OF DAY -- by #1 Kindle Suspense author Jason McIntyre comes the story of two old souls connecting under darkening skies.

On this day, as they peer into the heavens together, elderly Jarvis Schloss unburdens his soul to another park dweller as they sit on his favorite park bench. In the tradition of Rod Serling, this eerie tale begins as the two each reflect on the primes of their lives and uncover something even darker than the sky overhead. DARK THAT DAY, AFTER ALL explores our relationship with others, our duty to them, and whether we can expect to trade someone else's good fortune for our own.


  1. I want to win lol thank you for the giveaway. Some great books here!!

  2. I downloaded Sweetheart in High Heels,Deadly Valentine, and Harm's Way. Thanks!

    1. Congrats! You were randomly picked to win! Please email me at n.kuhn.acn@gmail.com with the title of the book you want gifted. Please remember price limit is $1.99. Be sure to include the email you want it sent to. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!

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    1. Congrats! You were randomly picked to win! Please email me at n.kuhn.acn@gmail.com with the title of the book you want gifted. Please remember price limit is $1.99. Be sure to include the email you want it sent to. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!