Monday, March 11, 2013

Solve the Mystery

Good morning fans! Our winners from the weekend are posted on the Weekend Winners Tab! Our winners of the Ryan Winfield signed books are: Julie Cole and Bella Doerres. The winner of the Ebook from Ryan Winfield is Stacy White! Congrats ladies. We have our rafflecopter on the Facebook page going! Win some swag packs! We have Loni Flowers coming up for Author Spotlight tomorrow. Be on the look out for that! I'm in the process of building a more effective event for the end of this month. Hopefully we can get some good things rolling out!
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Now, I know I didn't post freebies this weekend, I'm sorry. My baby isn't a baby anymore. We had her 2nd Birthday :( So anyways, I'll make it up to you all this week! Today, we have Mystery and Thriller for you, maybe even some Suspense!


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A veteran filmmaker and novelist now creates a riveting noir set in the power-mad jungle of Hollywood. In Earthquake Weather a natural disaster shakes a city and an industry to their cores, revealing new layers of deceit, desire, and deadly aggression.

Hollywood. The land of dreams and schemes. Mark Hayes has a dream. To make movies. But that’s easier wished for than done. Years of frustrating career moves have yielded little progress and Mark now finds himself in a dead end job as a “creative executive” for the loathsome producer, Dexter Morton at Prescient Pictures, the hottest new production company in town. A job like that could lead to big things—but Dexter Morton has no interest in promoting Mark’s ambitions. Then a major earthquake rocks Los Angeles and all deals are off. And when Mark finds a body floating in Dexter’s pool he goes from D-Boy to murder suspect before he can say “three picture deal”.

In the interest of self-preservation Mark must find out who the true killer is before he is jailed or becomes the next victim. The list of suspects is long: The hot young screenwriter who has been fired from his own project, the director of Prescient Pictures’ most recent film who will do anything for final cut, the re-write man who has been toiling in anonymity for years because he passed forty ages ago, the wanna-be actress who would do anything—and anyone— for stardom, the blackmailing producer who knows more about the staff of Prescient Pictures than anyone wants to admit. 

As the noose tightens around the guilty and innocent alike, tensions rise and the earth rumbles. No one can trust the ground they walk on or the people they work with. In a town where power and control can shift suddenly, everyone wants credit for everything—except, of course, murder.

The Bell of Girardius
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Private Eye Joe Milo’s hangover wasn’t improved by the clients waiting at his London office. The Russian madam’s sister was missing – sucked into a supernatural swamp by Satanists and the Forces of Darkness, Olga says. The claimed familial link to Rasputin didn’t help his mood either. Nor did Tanya, her ex-Spetsnaz minder with a Soviet attitude.
The first corpse turns up in Paris. He finds it. Actually – he pulled the trigger. The next victim, ritually mutilated, turns up in a garden square near his apartment, addressed to him. The cops aren’t impressed by Milo’s alibi, with an ex-Police Commissioner the Sergeant in the Occult Order, the Temple of Baphomet (the ungodly idol worshipped by the medieval Knights Templar).
The Sergeant’s buddy, Grigory Zeltin, is its Grand Master. And he needs a special bell cast for the upcoming carnal rite. Even then things might have been OK, but Milo falls for Zeltin’s daughter. And Joe and his enigmatic sidekick Jonah are about to enter the jaws of hell in this deliciously dark novel, which pays homage to Dennis Wheatley's The Devil Rides Out.

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Nestled deep in the heart of Pennsylvania is the small borough of Hull's Landing. While it may seem like just an ordinary place, The Landing holds a secret so dark, that there are those who will do anything to protect it.

For decades, young girls have been disappearing like clockwork. While some have their suspicions, the entire town lives in fear - and for good reason. When Rita Clemens, a former member of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, decides to make her new home in Hull's, she begins to uncover what the locals have tried to keep hidden for so long.

As the race against time begins, Rita will have to do everything she can to protect herself, and to save a child's life, before one of the world's oldest evils can be unleashed.

The Defective
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1967 - Robert Labrozzi wanted to become a detective since he was a little boy, watching Mannix with his mother. His dream came true but at what price.

1986 - Victoria Deverell is in a bind. Someone wants to stop her from doing something, she has no idea she is doing. She hires Labrozzi to investigate but the guy keeps getting her deeper in trouble, soon bodies start piling up and it’s up to the Defective to come to the rescue.

Is he up to it ?

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The 15 Civic Square series uses the setting of the fictitious National Civic Bank to delve into the challenges and complexity of modern life at a time when "money" is constantly in the news.

Faceless B&N Link ONLY
Siphewe Fasala idolised his father, but everything changed for Siphewe the day he died. Turning to a life of crime was his way of showing that he did not care.

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When Vancouver photographer Tom McCall’s former lover walks back into his life, he knows trouble can’t be far behind.

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FBI Special Agent Regan Manning would rather take a bullet than return to her hometown as head of protective detail for the Alaska Energy Summit. If shielding VIPs with conflicting agendas isn't enough, she also must confront ghosts of relationships past. Regan uncovers a plot that reaches as high as the White House, as far as the Middle East—and someone wants to muzzle the feisty agent forever.

The Prison Game: Surviving Edgebolt
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Jennifer was found standing over the body of her slain husband, a bloody knife clenched tightly in her hand. Now convicted of murder, this clinical psychologist and, seemingly normal loving wife, must learn to survive in the viscous world she's been thrown in to; Edgebolt Maximum Security Prison. A place where only the most vicious of gang members, drug dealers, and murderers are sent to live out their days.

To survive, Jennifer must do the unthinkable. She must learn to play the prison game. A game that revolves around befriending and getting inside the heads of the psychopaths that she is now forced to live with. However, Jennifer has a secret plan and she's just biding her time, waiting to reveal what she's truly capable of.

Nothing is what it seems in this dramatic and psychological thriller and not everyone is always the person you are led to believe they are.

** This Book Contains Some Adult Language **

Just Killing Time
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Carl Strang - Boyfriend, porter, nice guy.... Multiple murderer. Follow Carl as his cheating girlfriend drives him to the brink of madness and mayhem.

A workplace confrontation, to show his cheating girlfriend he is no pushover, gets out of hand and Carl finds himself on the run with blood on his hands.

To stay ahead of the police, and a jail cell, Carl finds that he must kill again... But is he beginning to enjoy it all a little too much?

The Summer of The Chiropodist
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It's the summer of 1999, and Hamish just wants to enjoy his break from university by being like every other Scottish student: lazy, drunk and chasing the opposite sex. But when a serial killer is stalking the country, and a mysterious girl from the past turns up needing his help, he discovers he has no choice but to spend his weeks supping on a heady cocktail of banal jobs, haggis and murder most offal.
This is the summer where an unlikely twenty-one-year old investigator must journey from being an inexperienced man child to a slightly more experienced childish man.

Cooper Collection 97 (Oscar Night)
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Elliott and Gloria tackle three cases in this story. And in between cases, Elliott hires a genealogist to map out the Cooper family tree. She's able to trace Elliott's family back through eight generation, starting in 1788.

A Need To Kill
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No one knows how many serial killers there are or how many victims they claim each year. Their presence is sometimes hard to detect, and they are hard to catch. A Need To Kill explores questions like "How does one become a serial killer?" "Why is it hard to catch a serial killer?" "Why aren't all serial killers caught and brought to justice?" and last, but not least, "Just how dangerous are these monsters, and to whom?"

The Damage (Lucky Lucas)
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Diane Berger is missing from her wealthy parents' San Francisco home and Lucky Lucas goes hunting. In this rapid paced follow up to Scar Tissue, Lucas finds the girl in L.A., but also finds a corpse in the apartment where she’s been staying. What began as a favor for a friend spins out of control and has Lucas caught in a world damaged by corporate crime, marital infidelity,and murder.

Hull Damage (Bad Space)
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Earning a decent living as an interstellar pirate has never exactly been easy, but the crew of The Unconstant Lover has got it particularly raw. Contending daily with the mechanical failures of their haggard spaceship and the best efforts of bounty hunters to collect the growing price on their heads, this crew of cutthroats, buccaneers and scofflaws use wits, weapons and wisecracks to make off with as much booty as they can, with the forces of law and order never more than one step behind.

The only impediment between them and a quiet criminal career is their blowhard of a captain. Ace pilot, megalomaniac and complete moron, Captain Nemo leads his motley crew with bluster and bravado through planetary blockades, space station shootouts and rowdy barroom brawls, hell-bent on becoming the most fearsome dread pirate this galaxy’s ever seen. A bidding war between three of the galaxy’s least forgiving crime lords could very possibly be his worst idea to date, but when it comes to The Unconstant Lover and her captain, the line between brilliance and insanity might just have disappeared.

The Ragtime Kid: A Ragtime Mystery (Ragtime Mystery Trilogy)
Brun Campbell, a 15-year-old piano-playing fool, hears Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” played one 1898 afternoon in Oklahoma City. It’s destiny calling. Asking for ragtime lessons, he’s told, “No, Ragtime is colored music.” So Brun runs away from the family farm to Sedalia, Missouri, to persuade Joplin to take him on as a pupil. What Brun doesn’t expect is to trip over the body of a young woman. He thoughtlessly picks up a couple of items before he rushes away from the murder scene.

When Edward Fitzgerald, a man who befriended Brun his first night in town, is arrested for the woman’s murder, Brun is certain he’s innocent. But if the boy shows anyone the things he pocketed at the scene—things he now knows belonged to Scott Joplin—he’ll point the finger at the composer...and himself. 
Brun decides to get Fitzgerald, Joplin, and himself off the hook by finding the real killer, but for that he eventually needs some help from Dr. Overstreet, the alcoholic town mayor; and John Stark, a man pushing sixty, who’s been employing Brun at his music store.

Sedalia is rife with suspects, some of them opportunists bent on stealing Joplin’s music. And then there are the girls and women—mysteries to Brun—like a teenager seized with religious fever, a couple of mischievous prostitutes, and an attractive, ambitious young woman with a hint of scarlet in her past, who further complicate his pursuit of the killer.

Shadows in the Night: An Aurelia Marcella Roman Mystery (Aurelia Marcella Roman Series)
Roman Britain in 91 AD is a troublesome part of the mighty Empire ruled by Domitian Caesar. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Mansion on the road to York. A string of savage murders disrupts her peaceful life, and she and her Roman friends find themselves under attack from a secret native war-band, the Shadow-men, whose aim is to expel all Romans out. A traveler, Quintus, is nearly killed close to the inn. Soon he and Aurelia team up to track down the rebel warriors and identify their mysterious masked leader, the Shadow of Death. 

Reread the beginning of the Aurelia Marcella Mystery series starting with this, the first book (previously published as Get Out or Die).

Crimson Snow: The Last Desperate Days of Imperial Russia (The Serge Series)
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Power is the ULTIMATE HIGH. Civil war looms in the House of Romanov, as members of the royal family speak freely of a regime change. Only a young prince wounded by the war and a ballerina past her prime can stop the upcoming bloodshed. But even they may be too late... CRIMSON SNOW reigns supreme as it welcomes its readers to witness the last act of the death of a dynasty.

AUTHOR NOTE: Worthy Reader! Why did I write Crimson Snow? Blame my Mother. She worked as a housekeeper for a wealthy but aging socialite who possessed a striking resemblance to the late Grace Kelley. Her name was Marilyn Obolensky but I called her Mrs. O. To me, Mrs. O always reminded me of the sad Miss Havisham figure out of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. Jilted by time and a lost love, the widow passed her days in her grand but decaying Grosse Pointe Farm home gazing up at a life-size portrait of her dead husband. 

He was a Russian noble named Prince Serge Obolensky. Prince Serge wore his imperial Russian uniform well; tall, pencil-thin, he radiated such confidence. Seeing it, I often asked myself what went so wrong in Russia that poor old Serge ended up in a room full of dust. The answer is Crimson Snow.

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As the Roaring Twenties crumble into the Great Depression, Virginia Kingsley, owner of New York's swankiest and most popular speakeasy, Bacchanal, learns her baby nephew has been kidnapped. Is she somehow involved? His movie star father and her niece must set aside their differences to work with Virginia and her shady contacts to find the stolen child. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who befriends the mother may hold a key to the mystery.

Black Jasmine (Lei Crime Series)
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The island of Maui is turquoise ocean, stunning vistas, and whalesong—but organized crime has a hidden hold, and Detective Lei Texeira tracks evil that hides behind a beautiful face.

Lei and Stevens find a haven on Maui—until their new life as a couple is interrupted by murder. When a nameless teenage girl dies in an apparent vehicular suicide, Lei can’t rest until she finds out what really happened. She blazes through all the wealth and poverty of island society in her quest for justice, rousing a deadly foe—even as she faces the personal demons of commitment and revenge that threaten the only real love she’s ever known.

Sunshine Hunter (A Susan Hunter Mystery)
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Working in a weight-loss center by day and a racquetball club by night, Susan Hunter enjoys her life, the sport, and her friends. ... When she finds out her new boyfriend of three months is married, she takes off with her best friend to Florida for a week. But someone has followed them, and they are now being stalked. To make matters worse, a murder has been committed back home in Ohio, and Susan is wanted for questioning. ... Humorous, sometimes ominous, Sunshine Hunter is entertaining, easy-breezy reading!

The News in Small Towns (Small-Town Series)
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Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town of Pine Oak after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. Her mother has died in a tragic riding accident and her father has sold most of the family's possessions and run off to Italy. Sue-Ann herself has broken up with her long-time photographer boyfriend. And, oh, yeah, she is also suffering from a mysterious disease that makes it difficult for her to focus on her new job as reporter for The Pine Oak Courier.
The only good man available in Pine Oak is her boss--but he is dating the office manager, who happens to be Sue-Ann's old high-school rival.
Then someone reports that a dead goat has been found in a dumpster and a mysterious Pirate Radio Station begins sending her weird messages. Well, what else is there to investigate in this dump? But what Sue-Ann finds runs deep into the history of Pine Oak and teaches her things she had never expected about courage, perseverance, and love.

The Devil's Deep
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Chad Lett is a mute witness to an attempted murder. He suffers from total paralysis, locked within a prison of his own mind. After years of silence, he establishes contact with a young nurse's aid through a single blinking eye, but then she is abducted and a staff member begins to administer dropperfuls of cleaning solution into his communicating eye.

A heart-pounding thriller that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned, the Devil's Deep is a top rated suspense that travels from the hell of a long-term care facility to the rain forest of Costa Rica. And a crime committed under tropical waters, the dive known as El Bajo del Diablo--the Devil's Deep.

Bay's End
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What does it take to ruin a perfectly good summer? Four cherry bombs.
When twelve-year-old Trey and his best friend Eddy play a prank on Officer Mack, the resulting chain of events rocks the small town of Bay's End.
Today, Trey Franklin is a man haunted by his past. Tormented by that one tragic, fateful summer, Trey searches for catharsis the only way he knows how - by writing.
A tale of love and loss, bittersweet memories, and the depths of human evil.
Welcome to Bay's End.

Panic (A Leopold Blake Thriller)

Leopold Blake, expert criminology consultant for the FBI, had his weekend all planned out - and it didn't involve dealing with a murdered senator, a high-profile kidnapping, and at least half a dozen near-death experiences. Three politicians have been murdered in as many weeks, all expertly dispatched, and only Leopold can get to the bottom of it. Unfortunately, as all hell breaks loose on the streets of New York City, he soon finds himself the next target of a powerful enemy who wants him silenced. Permanently. 

Against the backdrop of political corruption and murder, Leopold and his team must fight for their lives to uncover the truth before it's too late. Panic is the first novel in the Leopold Blake series of thrillers. 

Jake Fonko M.I.A.
Meet Jake Fonko, America's coolest covert agent. An ex-surfer and decorated Ranger working in Army Intelligence, he finds himself suddenly dispatched to Saigon during the final days of the Vietnam War, temporarily on loan to the CIA. His CIA boss sends him on a secret mission into Cambodia -- a mission so covert and highly classified that he is listed as "Missing In Action" at the outset to disguise his whereabouts. But the mission -- "service a CIA asset that has gone out of the loop" -- makes no sense. And is he supposed to sit tight in a hotel and wait for a mysterious contact before doing anything? And why was Jake, with no CIA experience, picked to carry it out? Soon after he arrives, Cambodia collapses and the killing fields commence. In short order he finds himself entangled with Khmer Rouge torturers, the Russian KGB and a psychopathic renegade CIA agent. How he extricates himself (and rescues the jungle-warrior daughter of a shady Chinese trader) amidst the chaos and corruption of war-torn Indochina is a tale you won't believe, except...what if it's all true?

Truck Stop - A Psycho Thriller

Before the events of Jack Kilborn's epic horror novel AFRAID...

Before the events of J.A. Konrath's critically acclaimed thrillers FUZZY NAVEL and CHERRY BOMB...

Before the events of Jack Kilborn's and Blake Crouch's #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller SERIAL...

Three hunters of humans meet for the ultimate showdown at the TRUCK STOP.

Taylor is a recreational killer, with dozens of gristly murders under his belt. He pulls into a busy Wisconsin truck stop at midnight, trolling for the next to die.

Chicago Homicide cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is a long way from home, driving to meet her boyfriend for a well-earned vacation. She pulls into the truck stop for a quick cup of coffee and stumbles into her worst nightmare.

Jack's no stranger to dealing with psychos, but she's got her hands full trying to stop Taylor. Especially since he's getting help from someone just as deadly; a portly serial maniac named Donaldson...

TRUCK STOP is a 15,000 word thriller novella that ties together Konrath's and Kilborn's works, with terrifying results.

A prequel to SERIAL, which has been downloaded more than 200,000 times, TRUCK STOP is an eighteen-wheeled ride straight into hell. Not for the faint of heart. Let the reader beware.

Boys For Sale (Book 1): A Novel about Human Trafficking

More than 2,000,000 children worldwide are bought and sold each year to be used as slaves.
This may be just one of their stories....
When his parents agree to send Tavi off to a special school in the city that promises wealth and success, they have no idea that they are handing their son over to real life human traffickers.

Tavi's excitement soon turns into horror as he learns what kind of a life he has been forced into and the things that are expected of him. As his world comes crashing down around him, he struggles to stay true to himself in the midst of the darkness.

But when one of his friends dies a horrific death, Tavi knows that he must escape if he is to survive and ever have a chance at a normal life again.

This is a story about Tavi, a boy who has been sold into human trafficking, and the man who is responsible for Tavi's fate.

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  1. Congratulations on your daughter's 2nd birthday! Hope you had a very happy celebration.